Break the Chains, Find Your Flame is a complimentary podcast to the Promethean Project, a nonprofit wellness center. Our goal is to break the chains that bind, and help others find their potential/flame.
Our Podcast highlights these same ideals and thoughts, and serves to bring insightful interviews from people who have broken free, and live to their fullest potential.
S2 Episode 5: Life Is About Un-Becoming - Michelle Kuei
Hey there! I’m Michelle Kuei, your go-to visibility and marketing coach. I’ve journeyed from overcoming personal challenges to empowering women globally.
I’m the proud founder of Elevate LifeCoaching, where I mentor female coaches to harness the power of storytelling, transforming their passion for coaching into thriving businesses.
📚 Author & Storyteller
As the author of “Perfectly Normal: An Immigrant’s Story of Making It in America,” I share my life’s journey, including the pivotal moments that shaped me. My book isn’t just my story; it’s a beacon of hope and resilience for many.
🎓 Educator & Mentor
Through my “Passion to Profits” program, I guide female coaches to attract leads and clients with authenticity and effectiveness.
I believe in the power of magnetic messaging and storytelling in marketing, turning casual followers into loyal clients.
🌍 International Recognition
I’ve graced platforms like The Los Angeles Tribune Live series, FOX, and Authority Magazine.
My experiences as a former Secretary of the UN Association of the USA, Pasadena Chapter, and my background in clinical pharmacy and patient advocacy, have given me a unique perspective on life and business.
🔊 Speaker & Thought Leader
My speaking engagements, including keynote speeches at AEISEC India and CalTech, and features on various radio shows, have allowed me to share my insights and empower audiences worldwide.
🏅 Awards & Qualifications
My accolades include being a district-award winner in the International Speech Contest and holding positions in the Toastmasters International at District 100.
My academic credentials include a Doctor of Pharmacy, ICF Accreditation, and certifications in Content and Email Marketing Strategy.
🌟 Life Beyond Work
Born in Taiwan and raised in New York, I now call Los Angeles my home, where I live with my adorable cat, Toby.
My personal journey, including hiking Machu Picchu with my pink crutches, reflects my determination and zest for life.
💬 Let’s Connect!
If you’re a coach with a heart full of passion but struggling to attract clients, I’m here to guide you.
From client attraction to building your brand and mastering storytelling in marketing, I’m your one-stop-shop for coaching success. 👉🏼http://strategycall.turnpassion2profits.com
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S2 Episode 4: Challenging Your False Sense Of Motivation - Quincy France Sr.
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S2 Episode 3: Tethered - Shannon Seddon & Becky Goodwin
Shannon is an avid reader, tea lover and spiritual student, with a passion for the healing potential of plant medicine in the modern world. She works at Goffstown Chiropractic Care and is also currently studying to become a licensed psychologist. She hopes to bring her extensive experience with individual and group spiritual development to bear on her work at Tethered. She currently lives in New Boston with her husband and teen children.
Becky is a life-long student of religion and spirituality, and is passionate about building community and creating sacred space. She has lived in New Boston with her husband and two boys since 2012, and hopes to share her love of learning with the community of Goffstown and the surrounding area. She holds a master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and works full-time for Southern New Hampshire University as an educator and in the advising department. She is an avid reader, podcast-devourer, runner, hiker, and all around nerd with a love of board games
S2 Episode 2: Live The Life That You Want - Kristin Althea O'Connor, LAc
Kristin Althea O'Connor, M.Ac., L.Ac. is a woman with a kind heart who has always wanted to see people thrive.
She loves nothing more than having the opportunity to provide a safe healing space for all ages and to assist on the journey towards helping each patient find her/his/their truest self. She adores being part of a team, creating a success story in place of what once felt like a bleak struggle.
She's kind of a health cheerleader, this one.
Kristin’s practice has always focused on mental health, postpartum health, trauma, chronic conditions, and addiction. Is there anything more beautiful than to work with someone to pull them from the dark into their light and to see them shine in the way only they can? Kristin would say no. Because of this, people who want better for their lives and believe they will find it are the ones that are drawn to her treatment space.
Kristin’s favorite modalities to produce change are five element acupuncture, medical qigong (especially for distance healing treatments), and essential oils. In 2023 she completed her International Pediatric Specialist training because she yearned to share this medicine with children to create profound change from such a young age.
Kristin utilizes the following tools in her treatments:
Five Element Acupuncture
Chinese Stone Medicine
Additional Details on Kristin’s Studies:
FIVE ELEMENT ACUPUNCTURE
In her lifelong quest to help others shine, Kristin found a winning vehicle for this in Five Element Acupuncture and enrolled in the Master’s program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. She chose this school for two big reasons: 1. Five Element Acupuncture gets to the root of dis-ease, and she wanted her patients to find deep, lasting healing. 2. This school flies in instructors from all over the world to share insight on their own private practices, so Kristin could learn from the best. She thrived there and served as class representative, graduating in 2010. During her time in school she learned cupping, moxibustion, and gua sha. This beautiful, powerful medicine is specialized and as such, Kristin is one of only two Five Element Acupuncturists in Western MA.
Seeing the profound effects of her practice and having children of her own spurred an interest in Pediatric Acupuncture. In 2023 Kristin completed the International Pediatrics Specialist training held by world-renowned practitioner Rebecca Avern. Kristin is thrilled to help children of ages address chronic conditions, trauma, and mental health struggles to live a better life. She learned shonishin and tui na during this time, and is thrilled to offer non-needle options to those nervous to start with needles. She has a special love for treating children with ASD. She is the only acupuncturist in her area focusing on children’s mental health and trauma.
MEDICAL QIGONG & DISTANCE HEALING TREATMENTS
When Kristin started acupuncture school, she became deeply inspired by Medical Qigong, which is, in short, healing patients without needles. Kristin studied with Paul Fraser, L.Ac., who had learned the practice 20 years earlier to put his aggressive cancer diagnosis to a halt. She continued on, learning from Paul's teacher Tom Tam of Boston, and then from internationally-beloved Master Ou. The form she learned from Master Ou, Pan Gu Shen Gong, is a form focused on increasing the benevolence of the practitioner. It's Kristin's favorite form and the one she practices almost exclusively, and the form she...
S2 Episode 1: Even A Goddess Must Wield A Machete From Time To Time - Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino
Raised with her Penobscot culture and Native American spiritual practices, Dr. Jus Crea realized the healing powers of nature at a young age. Rich with ancestral knowledge of healing, medicine, and midwifery, Dr. Jus Crea received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport and a BS in Ethnobotany and Holistic Health from UMass, Amherst. She has also been trained as an auricular acupuncture detox specialist at Lincoln Hospital, WTS therapy for restorative healing as well as Indigenous Midwifery with Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming. Dr. Jus Crea has lectured extensively on healing, ethnobotany, midwifery, naturopathic medicine, environmental medicine, and cultural history and traditions. She was previously an adjunct professor of Nutrition at Springfield College and Pathology at STCC as well as a primary care physician in Brattleboro VT. Dr. Jus Crea has been practicing Naturopathic Family Medicine at The Integrative Health Group in Springfield MA since 2005. She is passionate about cultural healing practices and works towards reclamation of her Wabanaki traditions, spiritual practices, and language.
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Episode 86: The Power Of Belief- Dr. David Gottsegen M.D.
Dr. Gottsegen grew up in New York and Philadelphia, but learned to love New England hiking in the forests and mountains of New Hampshire and Maine. During college, he spent summers working as a wilderness counselor at overnight camps for inner city children in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In college he double majored in English and Biology, concentrating on environmental sciences.
Great show and host!
So grateful to be a guest on Steve's podcast. His conversational approach, his authenticity, and his passion for caring about others is so refreshing. You have to add his podcast to your library. Keep breaking all that we think is possible, Steve. All the best!
This podcast brings such uplifiting and positive vibes. The way Steven interviews his guests is awesome and all their stories are insightful. Looking forward to more content!
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Steve Opalenik is your dude.
Humility fails to describe his calm, unassuming nature. Im so excited to watch this project continue to grow!