Having Productive, Emotionally Charged Conversations | Genavieve Jaffe & Lindsay Blount

See the value in putting your sword down."

As leaders in the online space, how can we passionately share what we believe in while still holding space to be teachable? How can we communicate in an emotionally charged conversation that is understood and makes a real difference? This is the kind of conversation we need to be having...and today we are digging in...



  • Saying things in an emotionally charged situation  where people can hear it
  • The decision to listen to someone without taking offense
  • Saying (and hearing) hard things in a constructive manner
  • Leading a community when there are a bunch of questions you don’t know the answers to


There is so much power in being vulnerable. @GenaJaffe @LindsayBlount @HeatherParady...

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Subconscious Beliefs & Changing our Habits | Ian Inguanez

We have a choice. Who we are today and who we are tomorrow. "

Today we are digging into the subconscious beliefs that are shaping our behavior and learning how we can create better routines and habits to support the type of person we want to become.  Connect with Ian: https://ianinguanez.com/



  • Subconscious beliefs that are affecting our behaviors (and how to move past them)
  • How to use curiosity to correct unhealthy habits
  • Tapping into the power of choice and making change LESS DIFFICULT



We have a choice. Who we are today and who we are tomorrow. @IanInguanez @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET

If we have enough patience and give ourselves enough time we can adapt and evolve to anything. @IanInguanez @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET

Curiosity is everything. But judgment is what we love to do. @IanInguanez @HeatherParady #UnconventionalLeaders CLICK TO TWEET

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Inside Filmmaking | Kelly Young Silva | Hunting Souls

You are the creator of your life. You can 100% have the life you want if you walk towards it and stay in it..."

What does it take to completely turn your life around and make actual progress in a very competitive field? How do we dig in deep when things get hard- and not give up on what we worked so hard for?

Our guest this week, Kelly young Silva said that she was able to completely turn her life around and is now doing work that she absolutely loves. Kelly is the owner of Words In Motion Acting studios and the Line-Producer of Hunting Souls (coming in 2022). Today, she shares with us how to “dig in deep” and stay the course in a creative field. 



  • Balancing multiple passions and making progress in your goals

  • Digging in deep and finding GRIT within you when things get hard



Free Acting Audit Class (zoom) http://wmatlantaactingclasses.com/ 

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Inside Filmmaking | Diego Silva Acevedo | Hunting Souls

Don't be afraid to fail. Just put your work out."

Ever thought about making a film or are curious about what it takes to be in the industry? Wondering if you have what it takes or what skills you need to develop in order to make a living telling stories?

This week we are talking with Diego Silva Acevedo, a filmmaker born in Colombia with over twelve years as a filmmaker, visual effects artist, cinematographer, director, and writer. Diego is the recipient of numerous awards including five Southeast Emmy Awards and his most recent film, Hunting Souls, will be out in just a few short months.



  • The actual process of writing a film (and making it)

  •  Execution (even in imperfect conditions)



Diego’s Hunting Souls: https://www.instagram.com/diegosilvaace/

Hunting Souls IG: https://www.instagram.com/huntingsouls.movie/

Hunting Souls FB: https://www.instagram.com/diegosilvaace/




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CLARITY & Your Brand Positioning | Nathan Holritz


“Don’t make excuses- look for solutions.”

If there is one thing that comes up almost more than ANYTHING with creatives I work with...it is the topic of clarity. When you are a multifaceted creative the thought of putting yourself in a box or in a corner can sound unappealing. However, as our guest this week Nathan Holritz shares, becoming crystal clear on who you serve and how you serve them will help you be less busy, have better relationships, and heck...just have more fun.  



  • Gaining clarity and simplifying our brand position
  • Finding a variation of your passion that serves a market
  • How clarity can help you be less busy, more successful, and enjoy your work



Connect with Nathan Holritz: https://www.nathanholritz.com/

Show Notes and Previous Interview: https://www.heatherparady.com/blog/nathanholritz


Nathan Holritz is an entrepreneur based in Chattanooga, TN. Formerly a...

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Build a BIG Brand for a SMALL Business | Jeremy Slagle

“Brands often want to be all things to all people- Your best success is going to be to create something that is your own path.”

How do you stand out in a SEA full of people who are doing what you are doing? Jeremy Slagle says it starts with STORY. So before you start making a logo and deciding what your branding colors are going to be, you need to go to the farmer’s market, pull out a notebook and ask some deep questions. Say what? Yup. Today you are going to learn a few practices that will help your small business have a bangin’ brand.




  • Before you make your logo-- DO THIS!
  • Incorporating YOUR STORY while still making our client/audience the focus
  • Best way to get AUTHENTIC feedback from your target audience (and what questions to ask!)
  • What are things you can do to separate your brand from the “next guy”



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How to Make Selling More Interesting & Fun | Tom Stern


“People want to be awakened. And if they don’t move on and let them go to sleep”

Afraid of selling? Don’t be ashamed! You can be honest around here. What if you looked at it as performance art though? What if you could see selling like it was a game and something you could have fun with? Today’s guest Tom Stern says there are a few tools that will not only help you sell...but help you have fun doing it.

Connect with Tom: https://tomsterncentral.com/




  • Viewing sales as performance art (and how to make it fun!)
  • What is at the root of our anxiety around selling?
  • Reframing “what is at stake” when we sell




Tom Stern is a successful executive recruiter who works with many national and international companies, including Accenture, Bain & Company, Coca-Cola, Sony Pictures, Sutherland Global Services, NBC Universal Studios, and many more.

In addition to running Stern...

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Hypnosis for Limiting Beliefs & Dreaming Bigger | Renee Bowen

“We need to give ourselves permission to be who we are called to be.”

You know you need to focus on higher-level tasks in order to take yourself to the next level, but perhaps you feel crippled by limiting beliefs and negative thoughts. Today we are digging into the tool of hypnosis and seeing how it can help you on your unconventional journey.

Connect with Renee: www.reneebowencoaching.com




  • Identifying your future self and becoming clear on your vision
  • The higher-level tasks Renee was able to take action on after she did the innerwork
  • Are affirmations not enough? Why would we need hypnosis?
  • Is NLP Ethical? How do we use it for good? 


Renee helps creative entrepreneurs run heart-centered businesses, make more money, and find clarity on their purpose so they can live a more intentional life. A photographer for many years, Renee has helped hundreds of creatives scale their businesses through a holistic...

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How to Be a Professional Host & Craft the Show of Your Dreams | Marion Abrams

“Ask yourself why more. About everything you do. ”

How do you produce a show that people WANT to listen to? Whether you are just starting off, or you have been putting out content for years, this week’s guest is going to blow your socks off. Marion Abrams helped build Spartan's podcast from an audience of 0 to over 30 million views & downloads and is now a podcasting coach & consultant helping content creators CRAFT a show that is not only true to who they are...but also SERVES their audience.

Connect with Marion: http://www.madmotion.com/




  • Structuring your show while being open to where a story takes you
  • Improving your craft while allowing room for imperfection
  • Being yourself, while being conscious of what serves others
  • Understanding what makes a great host (and what doesn’t really matter)



Marion is a podcasting coach & consultant with deep experience in podcasting and...

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Invaluable Leadership Lessons After Leading Thousands of Soldiers | John Gronski

“It’s okay for a leader to not have all the answers.”

Whether you have the official title of a “leader” or not, know that influence is leadership. Whether it is in the online space, dealing with clients, or raising this next generation of kiddos, our leadership journey is one that should always be growing and developing.

Today we are joined by a returning guest, John L. Gronski, Major General, USA (Ret.) who is the author of  “Iron-Sharpened Leadership, Transforming Hard Fought Lessons Into Action" as he shares with us his top lessons of leadership after leading THOUSANDS of soldiers at a time, and over 40 years of leadership experience. 

Connect with John Gronski: https://johngronski.com/





  • Consistency in communication (even when we don’t know what to say)
  • After action reviews and the importance of being introspective
  • Leaders helping themselves and their followers become more...
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