145 episodes

Welcome to the My SGV Podcast. A show where you will hear personal stories of triumph over failures, and how others successfully navigated the unique landscape that is the San Gabriel Valley. What makes us different? Well, just like you, we have chosen the San Gabriel Valley for our home or businesses, or both. We believe it is the people and small businesses that make this community great and we love to share their stories with you. We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at sgvmasterkey.com.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Welcome to the My SGV Podcast. A show where you will hear personal stories of triumph over failures, and how others successfully navigated the unique landscape that is the San Gabriel Valley. What makes us different? Well, just like you, we have chosen the San Gabriel Valley for our home or businesses, or both. We believe it is the people and small businesses that make this community great and we love to share their stories with you. We always encourage your questions and feedback and you can find all of our contact information at sgvmasterkey.com.

    Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo - Always questioning to always Chicana

    Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo - Always questioning to always Chicana

    Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo was born and raised in San Gabriel to Mexican immigrant parents. She is author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016) and Incantation: Love Poems for Battle Sites (Mouthfeel Press 2023). She considers herself an experiential, witness poet and place, including the SGV, is a regular theme in her work. A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, she’s received residencies from Hedgebrook, Ragdale, National Parks Arts Foundation in partnership with Gettysburg National Military Park and Poetry Foundation. Her poem “Battlegrounds” was featured at Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, On Being’s Poetry Unbound, and the anthology, Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World (W.W. Norton). She is the director of Women Who Submit and teaches poetry and creative writing with Antioch University, MFA and UCLA Extension. Inspired by her Chicana identity, she works to cultivate love and comfort in chaotic times.

    Social Media: @xochitljulisa

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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

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    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 53 min
    Edward Rodarte - Rediscovering Fatherhood

    Edward Rodarte - Rediscovering Fatherhood

    Edward Rodarte's journey from the streets of Compton to becoming a prominent figure in both politics and corporate America is a testament to the power of resilience, transformation, and a relentless pursuit of a better life.

    Born and raised in the tough neighborhoods of Compton, California, Edward faced adversity from a young age. Growing up, he experienced bullying, which left him searching for a sense of belonging and protection. Unfortunately, this quest led him into the dangerous world of street gangs in the San Gabriel Valley. Life on the streets was harsh, but it offered Edward a sense of camaraderie and identity that he had longed for.

    Despite the challenges, Edward's tenacity and unwavering perseverance eventually allowed him to rise above his circumstances. He managed to break free from the grip of the street gangs and turned his life around. His remarkable journey began when he decided to pursue a career in politics.

    Edward's dedication and commitment to change brought him to the forefront of the political scene. He achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the youngest mayor and councilman in the city of La Puente. His passion for serving his community and creating a better life for its residents shone through during his tenure in public office.

    However, life had more twists and turns in store for Edward. He transitioned from politics into the corporate world, where he continued to excel. Yet, as he embraced the responsibilities of adulthood, he faced the challenges of becoming a young father. The joys and trials of fatherhood shaped his perspective, leading him to a profound realization about the importance of family and connection.

    One of the most challenging chapters of Edward's life involved being a cold hearted narcissist who had a detrimental impact on his family. The mental and emotional toll was immense, He understood that he needed to heal not only for himself but for the sake of his loved ones.

    Edward's transformation journey took a significant turn when he explored the world of plant medicine, including ayahuasca and mushrooms. These powerful experiences opened his heart and allowed him to embark on a path of forgiveness, not only for others but also for himself. This newfound perspective on life led him to a place of inner peace and self-acceptance.

    Today, Edward Rodarte has discovered his true passion – helping fathers heal their relationships with their children. Through his podcast, "Fatherhood Voices," he provides a platform for fathers to share their stories, challenges, and triumphs. It is a testament to his commitment to giving back and making amends for the past.

    Edward's life journey from the streets of Compton to politics, corporate America, and ultimately to healing and forgiveness is a powerful narrative of transformation and growth. His story serves as an inspiration to anyone facing adversity, reminding us that with determination, self-reflection, and a commitment to change, we can overcome even the most challenging circumstances and find our purpose in helping others.

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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

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    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 52 min
    Diego Anguiano - Creating memes, creating community

    Diego Anguiano - Creating memes, creating community

    Diego Anguiano grew up in South El Monte with his parents and brothers. Despite being surrounded by gangs and experimenting with drugs, Diego was able pull through the hard times and graduate High School. After graduating he created a meme page for and about El Monte on Facebook. El Monte Memes took off and soon he a had hundreds and then thousands of followers on the page. After seeing multiple copies of his page and content appear on Instagram Diego decided to take it into his own hands and made an official El Monte Memes account on Instagram, currently at 50k+ followers. Besides keeping both accounts active  Diego also works for other social media accounts, including one for PACKS SGV in El Monte.

    Instagram: @el.monte.memes
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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

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    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 57 min
    Andrew Lee - Pro golfer turning to chili

    Andrew Lee - Pro golfer turning to chili

    Andrew Lee was born and raised in Monterey Park. At the age of 6 he started playing golf. He became a pro golfer in 2010 and taught golf for over 15 years. In the past few years Andrew has retired from golf to pursue Zindrew, his chili oil business that he began as a surprise for his wife.

    Andrew is an entrepreneur at heart having started several businesses throughout the years. Some of those businesses include frying calamari, ice cream in donuts, and a wedding photobooth. After an injury to his wrist, Andrew retired from his golf career and put his focus on growing Zindrew. Now his chili oil can be found in several local shops and restaurants around the San Gabriel Valley, as well as shipping nationwide.

    Website: zindrew.com

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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

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    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Eric Tjahyadi - From middle class to bare bones and up

    Eric Tjahyadi - From middle class to bare bones and up

    Eric Tjahyadi is a serial entrepreneur and a proud native of San Gabriel Valley. When he’s not staying active, traveling, or binge watching favorite shows, he enjoys mentoring and giving back. Eric spends most of his waking hours building a new startup division at Sony Music Entertainment and running a few passion projects - Bone Kettle (a family operated polished casual restaurant in Old Town Pasadena) and Supa Coffee (a coffee/tea cafe mix with socially conscious and locally sourced goods store in West Los Angeles). He loves connecting with like minded peers, problem solving, investing in interesting projects and aspires to make a difference in his local community.

    Bone Kettle: 67 N Raymond Ave
                                Pasadena, CA 91103

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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    __________________

    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lucy Liu - LA to Taiwan to Coaching

    Lucy Liu - LA to Taiwan to Coaching

    Lucy Liu is a master life coach helping women up-level in business and life to confidently live an epic life! She is an unshakable optimist, wife, mom, entrepreneur, empowerment workshop facilitator, motivational speaker, best selling author and podcast host of The Lucy Liu Show. Entrepreneurs & high achievers hire her to see clarity and take quantum leaps FAST. Because most of them are overthinking, scattered and self-doubting. She's best at helping you get unstuck, make faster decisions and fulfill higher potential. Bottom line: not only make more money and impact, but have more fun and live an EPIC life by design.

    Lucy was born in China and raised in the SGV. She had a deep, ambitious desire for success in life and to finish school sooner. So, Lucy dropped herself out of high school as a straight-A student after her sophomore year. She graduated from UCLA with a BS in Economics and had plans to pursue her dream of becoming a financial adviser.

    Lucy was living the life, and courageously chose love over her career and moved to Taiwan. It was a country she had not even visited. In Taiwan Lucy underwent many life transitions – overcoming many different kinds of obstacles. Today, she shares her stories and strategies to help influence women around the world to be more powerful, soulful, and joyful.

    The ex-overachiever and recovering perfectionist has been traveling throughout Asia for the past 13 years. She has been living a thriving life as an unshakable optimist. As a loving wife, motivated mother, easy-going entrepreneur, she now makes it her passion to get you from feeling stuck to full clarity. Helping you find your true happiness and rewrite your life story.

    She calls both Taiwan and Los Angeles her home, traveling between them. She lives with her husband and her daughter and enjoys spending time with her family and love ones.

    Podcast: The Lucy Liu Show
    Instagram: @mslucyliu

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    Music Credits

    Intro
    Like it Loud, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    Stinger
    Scarlet Fire (Sting), Otis McDonald, YouTube Audio Library

    Outro
    Indecision, Dyalla, YouTube Audio Library

    __________________

    My SGV Podcast:

    www.mysgv.net
    info@sgvmasterkey.com

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

@iamllotuss ,

My Community Rocks!

Every episode has something to offer! Each guest lets you into their lives with vulnerability and grace. I learn something new each week. The hosts evoke each guest’s background and amazing life experiences. The SGV is so diverse — the people and especially the food. It makes me proud to be a part of all of it!

xyt888 ,

Great project

With a storytelling approach to personal and development, both hosts take their listeners on an inspirational, motivational, and educational journey.

VivianLongWen1992 ,

True Life Stories Always Touched Me

Impressive and informative show with nice atmosphere. Listen to the interesting stories of people living in SG valley and take a deep insight of their reflections on life and career. This is my first choice for commute podcast!

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