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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.

Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

Dreams ARE Real Dan McPherson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.

Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders Must Lead is on a mission to help you overcome the momentum of zero and own your story on the way to building your ideal life.

    Ep 205: Create a life you’re proud to call your legacy with Intuitive Coach Teena Ryan

    Ep 205: Create a life you’re proud to call your legacy with Intuitive Coach Teena Ryan

    Create a life you’re proud to call your legacy.
    Teena Ryan is an Intuitive Coach who has stepped into her own light and legacy after escaping a life and marriage where she felt limited and trapped despite the appearance of freedom.
    Her story of divorce and recovery after a long marriage will speak to your soul and her 7 round battle with IVF and passion as a mother will warm your heart. What I love most though, is Teena’s passion and resilience and the echo of hope that the lessons of her past broadcast into an ever clearer future.
    About the Guest:
    Teena specializes in turning energy-sapping relationships (including the relationship you have with yourself) into juicy, joyful experiences that light you up and fill your cup so you can live your most audacious life.
    Teena's eight-step process helps to guide you back to your inner knowing, to trust your intuitive guidance rather than operating from the neck up and acting like Mr. Potato Head. She helps you to discover a harmonious balance between your masculine and feminine traits. If the delicate dance between the two is not in alignment, it often feels forced leaving you feeling extremely dissatisfied. Teena guides you to choreograph a new routine to ensure the movement between the two is seamless. Teena also helps you to reframe your most pressing challenges into opportunities for growth and expansion, helping you to regain that "loving feeling" for yourself and for your life.
    Links
    Website: https://www.picktime.com/dharmasandco - 30-minute Let’s Chat (virtual coffee catch up)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dharmasnco
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dharmasnco/
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
    Website: www.leadersmustlead.com
    Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead
    Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment
    Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ
     
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    • 2 hr 6 min
    Ep 204: Your story will lead you to your purpose with Chief Encouragement Officer Frank Sinclair

    Ep 204: Your story will lead you to your purpose with Chief Encouragement Officer Frank Sinclair

    There’s always a way to find a way.
    As the 2nd of 15 children who grew up in a family of sharecroppers under segregation, lost a promising career in the air force due to alcohol, and lived homeless in Colorado, Frank Sinclair understands struggle. Thankfully his story didn’t end there. In fact, these painful experiences led Frank to both his success and his purpose.
    Only weeks after being homeless, Frank became a brilliant executive in the corporate, then a successful entrepreneur all while raising 3 children who would become C-Suite executives in their own right.
     
    About the Guest:
    Frank Sinclair is the Chief Encouragement Officer for Dream Again LLC, a coaching, keynote speaking, and training enterprise. His primary focus are entrepreneurs. He is widely known in the region as the No. 1 Encouragement Empowerment Coach. He is very community minded serving on the boards of CASA, Another Life Foundation, Front Range Power Connectors (founding member), and Pikes Peak Pros (founding member). He is also the President of VetNet (Veteran’s Networking). He further presents quarterly to Onward to Opportunity (transitioning veterans) and consults with leaders widely. He further mentors’ men coming out of addiction and homelessness at the Springs Rescue Mission. He was awarded the Colorado Random Acts of Kindness award in 2019, the Most Influential Networker award in 2020, and /CSBJ Best Networker 2022. Married to Michelle, all three of his adult children are business executives in Denver. He is certified in diversity, leadership development, culture change management, Emotional Intelligence, and Interpersonal Communications. Educated in business at the University of Maryland and Biblical Studies at Nazarene Bible College, received an honorary doctorate from Cornerstone University, and he has 13 grandchildren. He has authored Dream Again, Lessons on Leveraging Your Pain (2020), Co-Author of Your Personal Life Coach (2021) and the upcoming Your Personal Business Coach (September 2022). After eight years in the Air Force, Frank has made Colorado Springs home the last 38 years. Born into object poverty and a self-described saboteur, creating an unhealthy pattern he struggled with into his forties. Inspired by his children’s success he created Dream Again LLC 4 years ago. Building on momentum built in 2020 and 2021, he is now expanding the brand through “The Dream Again Coaches Collaborative”. This subset of Dream Again will Have 10 coaches and speakers initially creating a world-class organization that will expand its reach, initially nationally with 4 additional statesthen internationally. This ambitious platform will set new standards for small business thinking with a global mindset. I am so excited for this venture and all that will be created for the purpose and good of humanity. We launched it on January 10 th of this year and will quickly seek to expand the brand.
    Links:
    Website: https://dreamagainllc.com/contact/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/frank.sinclair.92
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fsinclair0146/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnIQNCf_IXO5Hr3jSkNkU-A
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ep 203: Step back and write the story of you with Carole Kelly, Author and Creator of Children of Change

    Ep 203: Step back and write the story of you with Carole Kelly, Author and Creator of Children of Change

    You can become anything you want regardless of where you come from if you step back and learn to write the story of you.
    Carole Kelly’s story is one of resilience and inspiration, from how she survived drinking kerosene on a dare, made the Olympic Trials as an 11 year old but had to drop out after becoming pregnant via sexual assault, worked to become a doctor before changed rules ended her career before it began, and how all of this combined with raising incredible children and travelling the world led her to write her memoir and create Children of Change.
     
    About the Guest:
    Raised by loving parents in a once wealthy gold mining town in Queensland, Australia, Carole’s immense inner strength has been forged by her ability to overcome adversity and achieve success regardless of setbacks.
    Being resilient, tenacious and brave has enabled Carole to rise from the ashes of childhood tragedy to forge an incredibly rewarding life as an elite athlete, a loving mother and a successful businesswoman.
    With a huge love of life and an irrepressible spirit, Carole’s unquenchable curiosity has resulted in an impressive and enviable travel portfolio.
    With her memoir Children of Change, Carole leaves a lasting legacy to her three daughters. Between its pages is a profoundly moving journey.
    Links:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolekellyhumphreys/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolekellyhumphreys
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
    Website: www.leadersmustlead.com
    Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead
    Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment
    Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ
     
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    Ep 202: Find the scary stuff and move toward it with Eli Harrell, Chief Strategy Officer at Valhalla.team

    Ep 202: Find the scary stuff and move toward it with Eli Harrell, Chief Strategy Officer at Valhalla.team

    Find the scary stuff in life that isn’t a gun or a lion and move intentionally toward it.
    Eli Harrell, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer for Valhalla.team accepts this challenge.
    Whether as an eldest child in a large, entrepreneurial family, a homeschooler in the 70s, working jobs such as flooring, a horse farm or network marketing, successfully founding a variety of companies, or moving unexpectedly to the Philippines, Eli has stepped into growth and change and found a strategic path to abundance.
     
    About the Guest:
    Eli Harrell is a social entrepreneur, leader, and consummate problem solver who, through the painful process of building business after business has become a mapmaker for founders and executive teams. In the early 2000's he built and sold two contracting businesses in Atlanta before moving his family to Asia in 2014 where he has founded and advised for business in a number of industries. He is also part-time faculty and mentor for the MBA program at Southwestern University in Cebu, Philippines.
    Eli is Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Valhalla.team, a company dedicated to amplifying the impact of entrepreneurs who are solving meaningful human problems via high-performing teams building products with purpose.
    He's also the host of a podcast called "Products With Purpose" where he teases out the most valuable stories from people who are building products and businesses that are laser-focused on solving meaningful problems on this planet (or beyond).
    Links:
    https://www.eliharrell.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliharrell/
    https://www.instagram.com/eqlearner/
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
    Website: www.leadersmustlead.com
    Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead
    Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment
    Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ
     
    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    DAR201: Seek to become the hollow bamboo flute on the lips of the Divine with Peter Walker, Author and Creator of The Village

    DAR201: Seek to become the hollow bamboo flute on the lips of the Divine with Peter Walker, Author and Creator of The Village

    You are so much more than anyone has ever let you know.
    Peter Walker, Author and Creator of The Village, has learned to step beyond societal norms, give up all that many would hold dear, and yet live in an incredibly expansive manner.
    Peter shares so much including his successful career in radio, a battle with alcohol, the decision to and learnings from leaving everything and everyone behind to walk 13,000km through 9 countries, as well as the calling he felt as he founded The Village and his desire to share its light.
     
    About the Guest:
    After a successful career in commercial radio and television, Peter Walker created and operated the world’s first environmental and conscious radio network, Planet Radio.
    On December 21st, 2012, Peter left his partner, daughter, family, career and friends, sold or gave away his possessions and began a personal walking pilgrimage. He walked 13,000 kilometres in nine countries, investigating the concepts of Balance, Peace and Freedom underpinned by love, in his own life and the lives of others. 
    Peter is an author, powerful orator, master of ceremonies, teacher and student of the extraordinary possibilities and opportunities of life.
    He teaches personal development and sacred sexuality workshop retreats whilst dreaming in a vision called “The Village.”
    In 2014 he created the first edition of “The Village,” a unique series of gatherings introducing a new social system for the 3rd millenium.
    He is now authoring a series of ten epic novels entitled “The Village”.  The first book, “The Call” was published recently.
    Peter has a unique talent for distilling complex knowledge into simple wisdom, holding space for inner work with power & integrity.
    He is a passionate visionary for the creation of an integrous co-creative society.
    Links:
    www.villagematrix.org
    villagematrix.peter@gmail.com
    www.spiritfireinspire.me
    spiritfireinspire.me@gmail.com
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
    Website: www.leadersmustlead.com
    Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead
    Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment
    Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ
     
    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
     
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    • 2 hr 35 min
    Ep 200: (Behind the Mic) 200 Episodes: 3 Years and a Lifetime of Learning

    Ep 200: (Behind the Mic) 200 Episodes: 3 Years and a Lifetime of Learning

    Podcasting consistently is a big commitment. Much bigger than I may have imagined 200 episodes ago. It also provides value beyond measure and is so very worth every bit of effort.
    This is the story of our podcast and its impact upon my life and business and the lives and business of so many who have shared and listened. I’ll share what has changed, what I’ve learned, and, best I can, where we go next.
    People matter most and relationships are everything. In that belief and hope I treasure each of you who listen.
     
    About the Host:
    Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
    Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
    To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on:
    Website: www.leadersmustlead.com
    Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead
    Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment
    Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ
     
    Thanks for listening!
    Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.
    Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below!
    Subscribe to the podcast
    If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.
    Leave us an Apple Podcasts review
    Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to me and greatly appreciated. They help my podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes the show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Podcaster947 ,

Love this show!!

The Dreams ARE Real podcast with Dan McPherson is a great show! He is an interesting and engaging interviewer and brings on guests that provide advice based on experience and knowledge for any listener! I will be listening weekly. Enjoy!

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Dan, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship, achieving your goals, and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Sonia & Carolyn ,

Put Your Fear in Your Pocket and Go Forward

A lot of insight on life and how to go get what you desire no matter the circumstances. I Love Simona’s outlook for life, connection and always moving forward.

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