The VulnerABLE Podcast aims to share stories of people who have faced their share of vulnerability in life and been ABLE to find their way towards success and fulfillment.
Episode 75 - Roni Wing Lambrecht - From Losing Her Only Son To Teaching The Importance Of Appreciating Loved Ones
This is Episode 75 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
In 2013 she would lose her only son, the grief and pain of it would affect her in more ways than she could imagine. Now she's helping families realize how important appreciating their time together is!
Growing up she faced bullying and teasing just like most of us do, and it would continue up until high school when she finally started to come into her own. But the vulnerability she would face in 2013 would change everything, from her marriage, to her health and eventually her career. That’s because the day after Christmas that year she would lose her only son in an ATV accident. He was only 15 years old, the grief and pain of his loss was more than enough to deal with, but she also had to deal with the vulnerability of people not knowing what to do or say. It’s taken a toll on her physically, and it’s taken years to find a doctor who could see it that way. Now she’s doing her best to find purpose behind his passing by helping families recognize the importance of appreciating each other, in all the big and small ways.
For more information on Roni Wing Lambrecht you can follow her on social media, check out her website or purchase her books:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RONIWINGLAMBRECHT or https://www.facebook.com/ParentingAtYourBest/
Episode 74 - May Kesler - From Growing Up Dealing With Trauma To Helping People Heal Their Pain
This is Episode 74 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
She grew up with parents who survived the holocaust, and would lose her mother in her teens, she's faced her share of trauma and loss. Now she's helping people work on their physical pain and find more joy!
Both her parents survived the holocaust, but growing up she didn’t exactly understand the pain and trauma her parents carried. Reflecting back she carries a lot of guilt for some of the ways she acted, and took things for granted. At 12 years old her mother would be diagnosed with breast cancer, and at that time it was something that wasn’t as understood and people carried a lot of shame towards it. She would lose her mother about 5 years later, which brought a whole new set of challenges to her life. Throughout her late teens and early 20s she endured multiple sexual assaults, and would hold onto that pain in fear of judgement from others. The only thing she can attribute to helping her through it all is something she learned from her mother, grit. Now as a physical therapist, and dancer she’s helping people of all ages overcome their pain, and find more joy in their lives.
For more information on May Kesler you can follow her on social media, check out her website or her YouTube and Vimeo pages:
Website(s): www.maykesler.com or www.keslerdances.com
If you would like to purchase either of her parents' books you can find them on Amazon:
Father's Book: https://amzn.to/35ZoscJ
Mother's Book: https://amzn.to/3oQ5JJt
Episode 73 - Janine Wirth - From Growing Up In Trauma To Helping Women Overcome Their Own And Find Success
This is Episode 73 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
She grew up in a traumatic home, this would create trust issues and cause her to hold onto her pain for many years. Now as a therapist she's helping other women work through their own trauma and find success!
Growing up her parents argued a lot, and at times even threw things at each other. To cope with it she would dig her head into her books and gain a lot of independence at an early age. It created trust issues, and made her build walls to avoid letting anyone in. Then at 18 she was car jacked, kidnapped and almost raped at gun point. This would be a breaking point for her, and she would decide to finally seek help from a therapist. Years later, after starting a family, a friend on their death bed would remind her that she needed to chase her dreams because we never know when our time will come. With the support of her family she would go back to school to become a therapist herself, as she had always been fascinated with psychology. Now she’s helping women heal from their trauma, and work towards the spectacular success they’ve always dreamed of.
For more information on Janine Wirth you can follow her on social media or check out her website:
Episode 72 - Tiffiny Fambro - From Her Life Completely Falling Apart To Finding More Clarity And Fulfillment
This is Episode 72 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
To the outside world it seemed she had the perfect life, but on the inside she was miserable. After her marriage ended her transformation began, and she started creating the life she truly wanted!
At 14 years old she would lose her grandfather, someone who was a role model and father figure her entire life. This loss would make her realize that she was now on her own, but she took the lessons she learned from him and pushed forward. She would go to college, get the great career, buy the home and get married. On the outside it seemed like she was living the dream, but on the inside she was miserable and constantly questioning her decisions. The pain she was feeling would lead to weight gain, and a lack of clarity in her life but she just continued to push through. She finally found some solace in beginning to live a healthier lifestyle, but her marriage was falling apart and would eventually end in divorce. This would be the point in her life where her transformation would begin. Now she’s a women’s empowerment coach, helping women gain clarity, create a plan to step into their power, take action on fulfilling their purpose and the courage to stand in their authentic truth.
For more information on Tiffiny Fambro you can follow her on social media or check out her website:
Episode 71 - Hayley Luckadoo - From Losing It All To Gaining The Resilience To Build Her Dreams
This is Episode 71 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
In her senior year of college she would lose everything she thought would be part of her future, from her fiancé to her degree. Now she's a coach and speaker who's helping people achieve their biggest dreams!
In her senior year of college she had finally figured out what she was going to major in, and was engaged to be married. Then everything was swept from right underneath her. Her Fiancé would back out of the wedding, and the college would call her to tell her that her financial assistance was done. She was left feeling broken, and unsure where her life was going to go from here. This introversion she was forced into made her begin to think about what she really wanted, what her passions were. It would lead to her starting her first business, and since she’s started multiple. She’s had her fair share of failures but continues to learn from all of them. Now she’s a money and marketing coach, a speaker and the host of the Females on Fire Podcast.
For more information on Hayley Luckadoo you can follow her on social media or check out her website:
Episode 70 - Alison Pena - From Grieving Her Husband The "Wrong" Way To Becoming The Bad Widow
This is Episode 70 of the VulnerABLE Podcast!
When the sudden passing of her husband happened, instead of help and support she was told she was grieving the "wrong" way. Now as the Bad Widow, she's helping others grieve their loss in a better way!
She grew up with 3 younger brothers, one of which had a genetic disease which meant they needed to be careful around him even though they weren’t sure why. Then when she was 25 years old her brother would pass away, and she was left feeling a bit lost because for many years the attention was on him. It caused her to begin looking at the world and life a different way, which kind of isolated her from her peers. At the same time it caused her to be empathetic towards others at a very early age. Years later her husband of almost 20 years would be diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. The end of his life was approaching suddenly, this forced them to begin taking chances, and live life as fully as possible until he was gone. Then after his passing she found the grieving process very difficult and was surprised to find very little support or information on how to process what she was going through. She was told she was doing things wrong, and she gave herself the name Bad Widow. Now she’s using her experience and things she learned in the process to help others grieve difficult loses in their own lives.
For more information on Alison Pena you can check out her website:
Powerful stories from incredible people
The VulnerABLE Podcast is a fantastic platform to hear the most raw, authentic, personal stories from some of the most accomplished individuals out there. Brian has the ability to make the guests feel comfortable and at ease while sharing amazing insights of his own. Highly recommend everyone to have a listen!