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T.H.E. Celebration is a place for leadership, inclusion, and expression. For those who are passionate about connecting with their purpose and using their gifts to make the world a better place.

The Celebration Tom Earl

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T.H.E. Celebration is a place for leadership, inclusion, and expression. For those who are passionate about connecting with their purpose and using their gifts to make the world a better place.

    An Intention Greater Than Yourself With Sudduf Wyne

    An Intention Greater Than Yourself With Sudduf Wyne

    Original Air Date: August 2, 2020

    Living spiritually. Building community. Growing purposefully.

    These are the 3 pillars that guide this week’s guests, Sudduf Wyne.

    Over the span of my podcast, it’s been an honor to interview almost 300 remarkable entrepreneurs so far.

    But this is one of the most courageous, real, honest, vulnerable, and inspiring conversations I’ve ever had.

    Why can I say that?

    With each question I asked, Sudduf would take us to a deeper level with each of her answers.

    I almost don’t want to spoil the journey this episode is by revealing too much of what we talked about. I’m that excited for you to listen to it.

    So… If you're looking for a deeper meaning,
    If you believe we are here for a reason,
    If you have ever felt excluded, overlooked or not seen,
    If self-doubt has ever held you back,
    Then this episode is for you.
    Let’s start this journey.
    Hit play.

    More About Sudduf:
    Sudduf runs the INTENTION membership. She stands confidently in her faith and leads intentionally and passionately.

    Sudduf weaves her spiritually fuelled business approach into the lives of entrepreneurs struggling to gain clarity and purpose in their business.

    Living spiritually. Building community. Growing purposefully. These are her pillars.
    Sudduf’s magic has been affirmed and celebrated by many sources. The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and the Canadian House of Commons to name but a few.

    Her circle is grateful for her dedication, drive, passionate presence, and unwavering commitment to up-level the Muslim business community.


    • 59 min
    Drag THINGING!, Belonging, and Honoring Your Anger With CYRO

    Drag THINGING!, Belonging, and Honoring Your Anger With CYRO

    Original Air Date: November 9, 2020

    Honor your anger. Honor your pain.

    CYRO’s words resonated deeply with me – like a bell used to awaken your spirit.

    This isn’t just an interview.

    It’s an awakening. It’s a residence. It’s a healing.

    I am so grateful that CYRO took the time to sit down and share their passionate and powerful wisdom with all of us.

    Leah Kirby, also known as CYRO, creates theatre that incites change and incorporates non-western techniques in order to explore social, economic, and political issues through a non-traditional format.

    They are an activist, theatre maker, actor, writer, and drag thing named CYRO.

    CYRO is a Queer, Non-Binary, DRAG THING!

    They bring strength, beauty and awareness to the stage with acts like 'Run Rabbit', exploring the struggles of gang induction and violence within black communities, and 'I

    am not your', a piece that delves into black masculinity within a non-binary body and shows the beauty it can exude by stripping back the facade.

    They use spoken word, movement, composition, Lip-syncing, and storytelling within their work to incite change through artistic calls to action.

    I am telling you: this interview is everything you have been looking for in a THE Celebration episode.

    Do yourself a favor.

    Hit play.

    You can learn more about Cyro through their website http://leahkirby.mystrikingly.com/, or you can follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cyrodragthing/.


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    The Tragedy & Triumphs of Transformations With Wally B

    The Tragedy & Triumphs of Transformations With Wally B

    Original Air Date: August 28, 2020

    On this day, Jan 20th, we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. King and today on the podcast, I talk to Wally B., an ordained minister, spoken word artist, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Heard Em Say Youth Arts Collective.

    In this episode, Wally shares his reflections on MLK and the influence Dr. King had on his life. We dig deep into Wally's journey of transitioning from being a full-time artist, to founding his nonprofit back in May 2007 to cultivating Heard Em Say. We also talk about what ultimately led to his decision to transition out of the role of Executive Director and creating a succession plan so that he could continue to grow and serve the community.

    You'll hear all about his conversations with God and with his leadership team, and how he redefined what it means to be an artist and a leader. You won't want to miss this episode.

    Heard ‘Em Say was created in May 2007 to identify, cultivate and empower youth in activism and advocacy through artistic education and expression. The organization serves over 300 young people a year, providing a healthy social outlet for teens to express themselves through spoken word and performance. His team has competed for years at Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival.

    Support Heard Em Say at http://heardemsay.org/ and you can follow Wally on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/walter.w.jennings.3.

    Check out past Wally B interviews at tomearl.com/heardemsay and http://www.tomearl.com/blog/expressionsessionfeatwallyb.


    • 58 min
    Facebook Ads, Leadership, and Flourishing With Monica Louie

    Facebook Ads, Leadership, and Flourishing With Monica Louie

    Original Air Date: October 22, 2020

    I love getting to interview people who are grounded in their own genius.

    Yes, the tactical knowledge and tools that I learn about are amazing – sometimes they’re life changing.

    What I really love about these sorts of people, though, is how they emphasize the ability we all have to truly live our own greatness.


    This week’s guest, Monica Louie, is all of that and more.

    Monica is a Facebook and Instagram ads strategist who helps ambitious online entrepreneurs increase their impact with high-converting ads.

    You may have heard her on the Smart Passive Income Podcast, the Boss Mom Podcast, the Art of Online Business Podcast, or her own podcast, Flourish to 7 Figures.

    Along with her premium agency, Team Flourish, Louie manages ads for 6- and 7-figure online business owners, has managed more than $2 million in ad spend, and has taught hundreds to successfully run their own ads through her online training program, Flourish with Facebook Ads.

    Whether you are looking for epic strategies for running Facebook ads, or really have no interest in running an ad, you will draw something valuable from this conversation.

    Yes, we went all in on FB/IG marketing tactics.

    But we also talked about Monica’s journey from being in massive debt to building her dream company.

    Monica shared huge insights on leadership, building a team, cultivating a growth mindset, and how to bring your vision to life.

    I’m telling you – Monica is a genius, and it shines through in this interview.

    Do yourself this favor and dive into this episode.


    Alright then.

    And if you’re looking for the free resource Monica created just for T.H.E. Celebration family - head to http://monicalouie.com/tom.

    Monica’s links:
    Flourish to 7 Figures podcast: http://monicalouie.com/podcast
    Flourish with Facebook Ads: http://monicalouie.com/flourish


    • 53 min
    Purpose Driven Sales & Marketing With Cody May

    Purpose Driven Sales & Marketing With Cody May

    Original Air Date: April 12, 2021

    There are people who are just pure geniuses at marketing.
    And then there are people who are genuinely amazing human beings.

    I’m going, to be honest - it is rare to see these qualities overlap.

    My guest this week, Cody May, is one of those truly special people who is both a genius at marketing and a kind and gracious person.

    Having been in this industry for a while, I can tell you, it is refreshing.

    On top of that, you’re going to get the chance to learn some seriously valuable marketing, sales, and entrepreneurial insights.

    Cody is the co-founder of Create Your Purpose, a motivational and uplifting brand to help people find their purpose and experience fulfillment throughout life.

    He is also the COO of the full-service digital marketing agency StudioPTBO.

    In this interview, we cover everything from marketing psychology, what’s working in Facebook Ads Land, how to book calls, and the blueprint for a successful sales call.

    Like me, Cody believes in relationship centered marketing.

    His commitment to living a purposeful life shines through in the advice he offers to all of us on this episode.

    Trust me, this is a must listen.

    Do yourself this favor.

    And hit play.

    You rock.

    You can learn more about Cody here - https://www.instagram.com/codmay/


    • 52 min
    Conscious Sales With Nina Concepcion

    Conscious Sales With Nina Concepcion

    Original Air Date: August 28, 2020

    Sales. Salesperson. Closer.

    Most people have visceral reactions to these words and phrases, and almost all of us hold stereotypes or preconceived notions of what they mean.

    First off, we usually think of a man.

    Probably a white guy.
    Headset on, maybe.
    Yelling, probably.

    Definitely intense, right?

    Maybe you envision the Wolf of Wall Street, or buying a car?

    Here’s the thing.
    If you have a life-changing idea, product, service, business, and/or brand, you are going to need to engage in sales.

    Even if you’re a nonprofit, you’re selling something.
    Even if you’re an activist, you’re selling something.

    For my entrepreneurs, business owners and side hustlers: sales is probably one of the biggest roadblocks holding you back right now.

    No matter how much exposure, leads, or prospects you get, if you can’t close them – if you’re afraid of sales – it will all be for naught.

    Now, this is usually where the tight feeling in our stomachs comes up. Or the explanation for how “my business is different though” starts to make its way into the conversation.

    But before we go there. Let me introduce to you this week’s guest: Nina Concepcion.

    Nina is here to turn all of your assumptions upside down.

    Nina is a master and teacher of Conscious Sales: a co-creation and a synergistic relationship between two or more people that is beneficial for both parties and the rest of the world.

    Now I bet that sounds more in alignment with your values, right?

    Sales and selling don’t have to be ugly.

    When done right, it provides growth, opportunity, and a step forward.

    I invite you to take a few minutes of your week and hear what Nina has to say.

    Not only will it change your entire perspective on what it means to be in sales, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet a truly remarkable entrepreneur.

    In addition, you’ll get to hear Nina talk about:

    -How your values drive your life
    -How to get your coaching business off the ground
    -The power of social media
    -What to do on a sales call
    -What’s stopping you from moving forward
    -How to overcome self-sabotage and step into your inner power

    I’m telling you: this interview is essential!

    Hit play and let me know what your number one takeaway was.

    Be sure to hit Nina up and show her some love → through her Facebook



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