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Welcome to “An Interview with Melissa Llarena” the podcast for executives who go after what they want with curiosity, creativity, and courage.

Hi. I’m Melissa. I'm a career strategist. I want to help you shift YOUR focus from landing a job at a Fortune 500 company to finally figuring out how you can build YOUR own billion-dollar career. A billion-dollar career is one where you are in control of your destiny rather than one where an employer limits your career decisions. A career that let's you explore your potential -- fully.
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An Interview with Melissa Llarena Melissa Llarena

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to “An Interview with Melissa Llarena” the podcast for executives who go after what they want with curiosity, creativity, and courage.

Hi. I’m Melissa. I'm a career strategist. I want to help you shift YOUR focus from landing a job at a Fortune 500 company to finally figuring out how you can build YOUR own billion-dollar career. A billion-dollar career is one where you are in control of your destiny rather than one where an employer limits your career decisions. A career that let's you explore your potential -- fully.
Sounds good? Then press play...

    Finding Happiness in the Little Things Within Your Reach

    Finding Happiness in the Little Things Within Your Reach

    In this episode, I've curated another 10 excerpts from my 100 episodes where my guests have shared about happiness – how little it takes to feel happy and more inspired. It's also amazing how short of a time someone can go from feeling anxious to feeling grateful, joyful, and truly supported the moment you take heed of your guiding light.

    • 40 min
    Leveraging Your Emotional Landscape to Figure Out Who You Really Are

    Leveraging Your Emotional Landscape to Figure Out Who You Really Are

    I've come to realize that while the central themes of this podcast have been creativity, courage, and curiosity, the deepest core of this is our identity. Today, I'll be covering how some of my guests have uncovered their truest identities, whether you can truly change your identity, and what this whole identity crisis and searching is really all about. 

    • 46 min
    Dr. Brad Elphinstone Talks About How to Stop Living Your Life On Autopilot Through Self-Determination, Equanimity, and Non-Attachment

    Dr. Brad Elphinstone Talks About How to Stop Living Your Life On Autopilot Through Self-Determination, Equanimity, and Non-Attachment

    Have you been feeling like your life is on auto-pilot? Then consider this conversation a stop sign. Or if you’ve ever struggled with FOMO, then be sure to listen to this episode as Dr. Brad Elphinstone shares how his brain surgery at the age of 18 helped him appreciate the risks we all face of feeling like we missed out on our own lives. 

    • 58 min
    Laura Carney Didn’t Find Her Life Purpose – Instead, It Found Her!

    Laura Carney Didn’t Find Her Life Purpose – Instead, It Found Her!

    What does it mean for a person to find their purpose? And how does a person go about doing that? In Laura Carney’s case, her life purpose found her – and in a situation where she was finally ready. 

    • 59 min
    How To Stop Living Someone Else’s Life (Even If It’s Been A Good Run)

    How To Stop Living Someone Else’s Life (Even If It’s Been A Good Run)

    Have you been neglecting your own interests, wants, and desires, all in the pursuit of making other people happy? They may be your family colleagues, society, or your close friends. Has the time come for you to draw a line in the sand and make a really hard decision – a decision that brings up guilt and shame – to finally put a stop to your patterns to live the often "unlived" lives of others?

    • 42 min
    Dr. Nima Rahmany Discusses How to Become a Cycle Breaker in Your Family

    Dr. Nima Rahmany Discusses How to Become a Cycle Breaker in Your Family

    Want to finally accept that it is you who may need to be the cycle breaker in your family? It’s a tough pill to swallow – the thought that it’s me who needs to ultimately take full ownership for my own happiness and release any need for others to accept or acknowledge my path. 

    You may also have to contend with certain emotions or clear up some dark clouds, and swallow a similar metaphorical pill. If this rings true, then tune in to today’s episode featuring Dr. Nima Rahmany. 

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Laura Carney ,

A life course in courage and connection—for free!

This podcast is so impressive and so well done. Interesting guests, enlightening conversations, and you can tell how much effort Melissa puts in to research her guests and ask them really smart questions! I just love this show, I learn something new every time. Such a passionate, inspiring host!

michnkn ,

Love the guests

I enjoy Melissa’s down-to-earth interview style and fun personality. Love to see the variety of guests she has on her show with a range of topics since we are not just business owners, but individuals with a wide base of interests.

Trimom1963 ,

Insightful and Motivational

An Interview with Melissa Llerena podcast provides incredible insight and motivation to muster the courage to reach your full potential. Melissa’s energy is contagious!

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