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We all need encouragement, motivation and inspiration in our life. Each week, Patti will interview guests who motivate and inspire others through their unique personal and professional experiences. All of your senses will WAKE UP as you listen to this scrumptious podcast that is sure to tickle your eardrums.

Wake Up With Patti Katter Patti Katter

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

We all need encouragement, motivation and inspiration in our life. Each week, Patti will interview guests who motivate and inspire others through their unique personal and professional experiences. All of your senses will WAKE UP as you listen to this scrumptious podcast that is sure to tickle your eardrums.

    Boone Cutler and Geoff Dardia: Warfighters (Combat Veterans) Made The Decision To Take Their Health & Healing In Their Own Hands

    Boone Cutler and Geoff Dardia: Warfighters (Combat Veterans) Made The Decision To Take Their Health & Healing In Their Own Hands

    Join Patti Katter and her guests, Boone Cutler and Geoffrey Dardia, as they talk about the book called FPL, which stands for Functional Personal Lifestyle. Boone and Geoff wrote the book FPL for military veterans to help them understand the different wounds and treatments available for those who have been wounded in the war. Don’t miss out on this episode! You’ll surely be touched by how courageous our military veterans are and that they deserve all the support they should receive after surviving the hardships in war.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    · Boone and Geoff’s amazing partnership and how they both inspired each other.

    · They wrote the book FPL to empower warfighters to take ownership of their health.

    · A fantastic book for warfighters by warfighters, trying to help people stop suffering.

    · If you don’t take ownership of your health, you’re never going to get better. The second you do take your health into your own hands, that’s when things change.

    · Getting rid of the mentality that military veterans are disabled people.

    · The people working in the Task Force Dagger Foundation Health Initiative Program are incredible and they have a very inspiring mission.

    · And much more!

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    About Boone Cutler:

    Boone Cutler is an author, columnist, music video director, and Warfighter Rights-Leader. He holds the distinguished honor of being the first nationally recognized radio talk show personality who is also a combat veteran of the current war. Boone began writing his Iraq War-inspired autobiographical account of what he experienced, Voodoo in Sadr City, during his combat tour in Iraq, and completed it during his two-year recovery from wartime injuries at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, during the Neglect Scandal of 2007. America currently loses at least 23 Warfighters (22 veterans + 1 active duty) to suicide every single day.

    About Geoff Dardia and Task Force Dagger:

    The Task Force Dagger Foundation Health Initiative Program started with Geoff Dardia, a SOF community member, in 2013.

    His story started like many others: he was “banged up” physically, mentally, and emotionally. Facing divorce, medical retirement, deep depression, and suicidal ideation, he refused to accept the standard of care and refused to believe a large portion of his symptoms were “all in [his] head.” About the SOF Health Program.

    Geoff sought care outside the conventional medical system. He started a transformational health experience that he later continued with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, the flagship clinical care and research facility for the Institute of Functional Medicine. This experience not only showed Geoff what was driving his conditions and causing his symptoms, but it also empowered him to address these root causes and protect himself from exposures inherent to the Military Operational Environment.

    Ever since his healing experience in 2013 — in true force multiplier fashion — Geoff has been recruiting diverse professionals and advocates who share his Mission, Purpose & Focus. Their work through the Health Initiatives Program continues to empower others in the community and build the case for taking a Person-Oriented Medical Approach to care for our soldiers and special operators.

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    You can find Boone Cutler and Geoff Dardia on…

    FPL: https://www.amazon.com/FPL

    Boone Cutler’s Website: https://boonecutler.com/who-is-boone-cutler

    Geoff Dardia’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffrey-dardia/

    Task Force Dagger Foundation: https://www.taskforcedagger.org/


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    • 31 min
    Dwight Heck: What It's Like Being A Single Father

    Dwight Heck: What It's Like Being A Single Father

    Join Patti Katter and her guest, Dwight Heck, as they talk about what it is like being a single parent. Dwight is the owner of Give A Heck Financial; they empower and educate you with financial education to live life on purpose and not by accident. Aside from being a business owner, he is a full-time single parent of five children. It was not easy for Dwight because of the wrong impression most people have with single dad parents. How was he able to handle it all by himself?

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    Dwight is a single father of four daughters and one son.
    How difficult it is for a man to get custody of his kids. There’s a stigma that a male being a single parent is not good enough for the children.
    It’s okay for parents to split up because sometimes there’s more damage when you force yourselves to stay together.
    The wrong judgment and impression people have on single male parents.
    People tend to judge situations that are completely out of their control.
    As a parent, it is your responsibility to be the bigger person. Dwight never thought of leaving his children even when it got extremely hard to handle.
    Look past the facade and give support to single male parents.
    Your kids are your number one priority and staying in a      broken relationship is not good for anybody.

    About Dwight Heck:

    Give a Heck Financial was founded by Dwight Heck, who started his career while living paycheck to paycheck as a single Dad of five children. Like many of us, Dwight didn’t understand how money worked or the basics of budgeting. The money came in and immediately disappeared, followed by sleepless nights and stress filled with quiet desperation. Instead of asking for help, Dwight kept his financial troubles to himself to avoid embarrassment and judgment.

    Tired of feeling like he was stumbling through life with no direction, Dwight made up his mind to live with intention and purpose. A turning point came in 2001 when Dwight discovered some major health issues. They led to a crossroads of giving up the emotionally, mentally, and physically draining IT consulting world.

    After working nine hard, relatively thankless years as an IT consultant, a friend reached out to Dwight in 2002 and asked if he was interested in checking out the finance and insurance industry. He encouraged Dwight to use his remarkable people skills, relatability, and ability to teach and train to help others in financial distress. Dwight was instantly sold on the idea of making the lives of people better while enhancing his own. Although Dwight knew nothing about budgeting, investing, or life insurance, he was determined to learn it for the sake of his own family and then help others to do the same. Done with nights of quiet desperation, Dwight rose to the top of the industry and has spent the last 18-years helping families and businesses thrive.

    You can find Dwight Heck on…

    Website: https://giveaheck.com/about/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwight-raymond-heck

    Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/

    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/give.a.heck/


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    • 31 min
    Jonathan Augustin Movie Director-Producer of The Lift Boy: From India to Hollywood

    Jonathan Augustin Movie Director-Producer of The Lift Boy: From India to Hollywood

    Join Patti Katter and her guest, Jonathan Augustin, as they talk about the indian family-drama film called The Lift Boy.  This film was produced by Caroline Pictures, a motion picture company founded by Jonathan Agustin himself.  He wrote and directed the film. Learn more about how this heart-warming film came to be, and listen to the podcast now!

    In this episode, you’ll learn:


    · Jonathan knew he had to go back to India and pursue moviemaking.
    · The Lift Boy was inspired by Jonathan’s life and real-life experiences.
    · Jonathan’s next project is called the Word Boy, an adventure horror film.
    · Choose a cast of actors that will bring the characters in the film to life.
    · What other platforms can you use to watch The Lift Boy aside from Netflix?
    · And more!



    About Jonathan Augustin:

    Jonathan Augustin is a filmmaker born in Bombay and educated in Bournemouth. He got into the business of film production at the age of 16 in an Ad Film production company where he worked on over 20 commercials as an assistant director. Ever since then, he has had the pleasure of working on a few of the world’s biggest and most innovative brands in various advertising agencies and content production houses (Vanish, Colgate, Archidply, Mother Dairy, Tata Sons, Tata Docomo, P&G- Pampers, Microsoft).

    Jonathan is well-traveled and has professional exposure in markets such as Singapore, UK, Netherlands, Argentina & India. He is culturally sensitive and is blessed with a go-to personality. He is highly inspired by Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Howard Schultz, Walt Disney, Jerry Bruckheimer, Elon Musk, Reed Hasting, Karan Bilimoria, and Sylvester Stallone.

    ‘The Brains of Gordon Gekko with the heart of Jerry Maguire’ is apt to describe him.

    Jonathan's debut feature film, THE LIFT BOY, was released in Indian theatres on 18th Jan 2019 to critical acclaim & houseful shows. In addition, the film released theatrically in UAE on 18th April and in theatres across Taiwan on 2nd August 2019, successfully completing 3 Weeks in Taiwan. THE LIFT BOY was later acquired by Channel 4 UK & for worldwide in-flight sales. In April 2020, NETFLIX acquired worldwide streaming rights. In June 2020, the film released in theatres across Poland got acquired by Etisalat, Chili, and is also being officially remade in Kannada (Indian Regional Language). THE LIFT BOY was financed by CAROLINE PICTURES PRIVATE LIMITED, a boutique, borderless motion picture company founded by Jonathan.

    '​'​ Know something about everything, Know everything about one thing " - Jonathan Augustin.

    Specialties: Film Direction, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Brand Building, Entertainment, Marketing Consultancy, Film & TV Production, Website Production, Artificial Intelligence, IOT, OTT Content.

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    You can find Jonathan Augustin…

    Instagram: @theliftboy @jonathanaugustin 

    Hashtag: #TheLiftBoy 

    Twitter: @JonathanChats @TheLiftBoy

    Jonathan's FB: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.augustin2000

    Website: https://www.caroline.pictures/


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    • 27 min
    Comedian, Navy Veteran PJ Walsh: Overcoming Hardships With Humor

    Comedian, Navy Veteran PJ Walsh: Overcoming Hardships With Humor

    Join Patti Katter and her guest, PJ Walsh, as they talk about overcoming hardships with humor.  PJ Walsh is a famous comedian with an incredible talent for making people laugh. Aside from being famous for his shows, he is also a US Navy veteran and a three-time American Ninja Warrior Competitor. PJ shares how he was able to handle all his challenges with a great mindset and humor. You’ll definitely enjoy this episode!

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    · A rundown of what PJ Walsh has done in his life.

    · PJ was diagnosed with Dyslexia in third grade.

    · Why did PJ decide to join the Navy?

    · Comedy and what makes you laugh depends on your preference.

    · PJ’s struggle with Social Media.

    · A public figure’s job is to shoulder other people’s pain.

    · The importance of learning and having a growth mindset.

    · And much more!

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    About PJ Walsh:

    PJ Walsh is known as one of the hardest working comedians behind the microphone, and for a good reason. His boundless energy and the strength of his physical comedy have carried him around the globe, from the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City to over 20 overseas tours for U.S. troops in several countries, including Iraq & Afghanistan. PJ’s years touring with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour’s stars found him performing on celebrated stages, including Radio City Music Hall, Universal Amphitheater, and the Ryman Auditorium. A successful show on Sirius Satellite radio and a role in the Lionsgate feature film “Delta Farce” followed.

    With a vision in mind, PJ stepped out of the stand-up comedy spotlight to complete two years of intensive training at the prestigious William Esper School of Acting in New York City. Upon finishing school, he set his focus on his vision of a solo show recounting his true-life journey. “OVER THERE: Comedy Is His Best Weapon” has been called “Fantastic, heartfelt, hilarious” by Nytheatre.com, chosen “Best” of both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

    A veteran of the U.S. Navy, PJ partnered with H. G. Fairfield Arts Center for the Environment Inc. A non-profit organization established by Marine & Korean War veteran Katherine Fairfield Freston, for “Courage Continues At Home – 30 Shows In 30 Days” and performed 30 one-hour, stand-up comedy shows throughout the Hudson Valley, New York region. An initiative focused on “service reciprocated” and raising funds for food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention for local veterans and their families. When not headlining comedy venues across the country, PJ is committed to raising funds and awareness.

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    You can find PJ Walsh on…

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pjwalshlive/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pjwalshlive/

    Website: http://www.pjwalsh.com/

    Email: pj@pjwalsh.com

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    • 39 min
    Rhonda Britten: Fearless Living

    Rhonda Britten: Fearless Living

    Join Patti Katter and her guest, Rhonda Britten, as they talk about fearless living. Rhonda is the founder and CEO of the Fearless Living Institute, they help change lives by teaching people how to master their fear, and provide mentorship programs.  She has won numerous awards, named the “America’s Favorite Life Coach”, and was the first Life Coach on reality television in the world. In this episode, find out more about what sets the Fearless Living Institute apart from other life coaching programs.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    · The powerful story of how Rhonda Britten became fearless.

    · Making choices with compassion is important in realizing you’re not damaged.

    · Critical questions to answer in order to give yourself a fighting chance of fresh air.

    · Rhonda’s students and clients are her children.

    · Fearless Living: The Ivy League of Life Coach Training

    · What are Rhonda’s biggest accomplishments?

    · Stretch Risk or Die! Free gift from Rhonda Britten

    · And much more!

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    About Rhonda Britten:

    After witnessing the horrific murder-suicide of her parents at the tender age of 14, Rhonda went into a twenty-year spiral of self-doubt, blame, and addiction. She tried everything to help herself (therapy, self-help books, improvement workshops, PTSD, energy work, you name it.) but still had nightmares every night and couldn’t get past the fear that there was something wrong with her. After she woke up very much alive after her third suicide attempt, she knew she had to find another way.

    What she discovered is a pathway to freedom that cuts through false beliefs, negative thoughts, and the silent, secret fears every human being carries. Her simple yet life-altering method is called Fearless Living.

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    You can find Rhonda Britten on...

    Website: https://fearlessliving.org/

    Stretch Risk or Die! https://fearlessliving.org/stretch-risk-or-die-free-gift/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhondabritten/

    Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rhondabritten/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondabritten/

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    • 27 min
    Army Veteran Will Castillo: The Twists and Turns of Becoming a Paralympian for Team USA

    Army Veteran Will Castillo: The Twists and Turns of Becoming a Paralympian for Team USA

    Join Patti Katter and her guest, Will Castillo, as they talk about how he went from being an army veteran to participating in a Para Bobsled. Will is a living legacy, who lost his left leg in combat and was the only sole survivor. His story serves as an inspiration to us all because not only did he survive, he continues to show us that no matter what disability or trial you may have gone through, nothing is impossible. You don’t want to miss this; stay tuned!

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    · September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks in the US-inspired Will to join the military.

    · How did Will Castillo lose his left leg?

    · The story of how Will came to love Para Bobsled.

    · An opportunity to sponsor Will Castillo, a potential Olympics competitor.

    · The hardest part of overcoming trials is learning how to forgive yourself.

    · People that suffered something big and survived always try to pay their dues.

    · We need more platforms to share great stories.

    · And much more!

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    About Will Castillo:

    Will was born in Columbia, South America, but grew up in Queens, New York since he was three. Until the 911 attacks happened, it inspired him to join the U.S. Army. On April 27, 2007, on patrol with his team in Fallujah, Iraq, their truck was hit by an IED leaving him the only survivor.

    He struggled with the guilt of being the only one to have survived the incident. Will spent two years recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After a few years passed, he decided to go to Walter Reed to get surgery with someone he knew. He encouraged Will to try bobsledding.

    Will knew he found his sport when he tried Para Bobsled. Since then, he has won numerous awards and has been dedicating his blessing to wounded soldiers and his military team’s honor.

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    You can find Will Castillo on…

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bobsledwill

    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Will-Castillo-USA-Para-Bobsled

    Email: ssgcastillo20@gmail.com

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    • 25 min

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What a Voice to Wake Up To

When I first heard Patti Katter's voice I instantly felt soothed. Her tone is immediately grounding, and to know of her humanitarian spirit and background with the military and the police is truly inspiring. I've had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on her show, and felt immediately cared for. She truly cares for her guests and for the content she releases to her audience. I look forward to listening to more wonderfully short episodes (just around 30 minutes to account for the average commute). Keep in UP Patti!

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