Masterminds: Setting Yourself up for Success

June 27, 2017
Hosted by Allison H. Larsen

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Spotlight: The Allison H. Larsen Show

Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel

Spotlight: The Allison H. Larsen Show is about spotlighting people who have transformed their lives and are now working to transform the lives of others. As you listen to our guests’ stories and learn about the work they are currently doing, you will be inspired to improve your own life and live your passion and inspire the world. We cover such topics as personal development, business, overcoming obstacles, inner and outer beauty, and health and wellness. Listen for Spotlight: The Allison H. Larsen Show, broadcasting live every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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Allison H. Larsen

Allison H. Larsen is an international speaker, mentor, TV host of the cable show Spotlight, Founder of The Speakers Coalition and author. As one of the world’s leading Intuition Experts, Allison inspires and transforms the lives of audiences and clients all over the world. She has experience as a certified fitness coach, Yoga instructor, and alternative health instructor.

Allison attributes much of her success to what she calls “soul intuition”, which she uses to understand how to proceed forward on the path specifically for her. She helps those she teaches to obtain the health, wealth and fulfillment by looking within to discover their divine blueprint for success. She easily connects with audiences, and isn’t afraid to go deep with people and draw upon on life experiences and business expertise to drive the message home. In 2016 she was awarded Mentor of the year by Icon Builder Media.

Allison is the mother of four beautiful children. She understands the importance of family and balancing personal and professional aspects of life. When she isn’t flying around the world to speaking engagements, or coaching clients, she is spending her time with her family, going to kids’ sports games and other events.

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Episode Directory

June 2017

  • 6/27/2017: Masterminds: Setting Yourself up for Success Listen Now
  • 6/20/2017: The Wish Men: Frank Shankwitz and Tim Ralston Listen Now
  • 6/13/2017: Social Awareness: Creating a Lasting Change in the World Listen Now
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Helice 'Sparky' Bridges

Helice “Sparky” Bridges is electric! Her humor, story-telling and world renowned acknowledgment leadership training brings out the greatness in all people in a minute or less. “Sparky” is a renowned speaker, trainer, author and advocate for children’s rights. Known as The First Lady of Acknowledgement, Helice is the creator of the world famous “Who I Am Makes A Difference”® Blue Ribbon Acknowledgment Ceremony. In the past 30+ years, this message has impacted over 40 million people worldwide and has been translated into 11 languages. As the Founder of Difference Makers International, she teaches people of all ages how to create environment where ALL people are appreciated, respected and loved, valued for their unique talents and empowered to reach their true potential. “Sparky” has received recognition along with Former First Lady Barbara Bush and Kareem Abdul Jabaar for raising the self-esteem of children of all ages. She has spoken on the same stages as Al Gore and others. View Guest page

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Tanya Brown

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Scott DeMoulin

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As a highly respected business growth consultant, top rated keynote speaker and audience favorite, Scott has attained remarkable success and a substantial following because of his masterful ability to simplify information, making it accessible to virtually anyone. View Guest page

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AJ Jain

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Pepper Jay

I focus on acting, public speaking, and song performance skills. I am a public speaker for both public and private schools; sharing with school children topics such as ‘Listen and Be Heard,’ and ‘The Power of Audience Psychology.’I was a practicing attorney from 1985 through 2014, specializing in fraud, contract disputes, and bankruptcy.In 1991, I formalized my entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions LLC (“PJP”) Pepper Jay Productions Website. PJP produces music, film, TV, internet shows, and live entertainment. PJP also produces and publishes the Actors Podcast Network, consisting of 15+ informative and entertaining shows on three channels: Actors Reporter, Actors Entertainment, and Actors Radio.From 1993 through 2008, I created and hosted the Working Actors Group, offering on camera and cold reading workshops to working actors.Today, I am blessed to be found on both sides of the camera. I appreciate being.Thank you for dropping by.Pepper Jay View Guest page

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Julie May

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Tim Ralston

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Frank Shankwitz

FRANK SHANKWITZ Founder of “Make-A-Wish Foundation” #1 Top Keynote Speaker for 2016 For over 33 years, Frank has been a keynote speaker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s fund raising events around the United States, in addition to Guam, Siapan, and Tinian. Frank has been a keynote or featured speaker at: -The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Commencement Address to the Autumn 2015 graduating class with 19,000 people in attendance, -Closing Keynote Speaker at Harvard University’s “Entrepreneurship & Real Estate Conference” on March 29, 2014, -Jeff Fagin’s Phoenix 2% Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, -Wealth and Marketing Camp, Park City, Utah, -Bill Walsh’s Inspiration 2020 Global Success Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center, -ASQ Technical Communities Conference, Orlando, Florida, -Loral Langemeier’s “Millionaire Makeover Tour”, -Berny Dohrmann’s “CEO Space”, -Closing Keynote Speaker at Harvard University, -Erik Swanson’s “Universal Seminars”, -Bob Donnel View Guest page

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Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel is an Australian Actor, Producer and Musician. Having starred in numerous Australian TV shows, films and plays he made the move to Los Angeles in early 2016. Last year Andrew wanted to create a community where people’s voices could be heard, forming a discussion to act as a catalyst for positive social change. This lead to him establishing his own non-profit organisation; Flicks4Change - a film festival with a social conscience. His festival acts as a platform to have their artistic and humanitarian voices heard. F4C is an artistic and social summit that brings together people from all walks of life, striving to create positive social change through entertainment and discussion. With the quick transition to being President of a non-profit organisation he has learnt very quickly of the incredible things so many people are doing in this space. There is still so much work to be done - but many hands make light work. View Guest page

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Shea Vaughn

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Eric Zuley

Top 10 Social Media Influencer
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