Welcome to the Own Your Truth Podcast, a show that highlights individuals who’ve embraced the dark lessons of life, and used these difficult moments as fuel for growth and success. These are the artists, entrepreneurs, creators, leaders, survivors, and thrivers who have made it to the other side of hardship with unique knowledge, and inspirational insights.
I’m your host Ken Cervera, and I believe a good conversation can change your life. So if you’re curious to explore the gritty business of living your purpose, then I invite you to step into the present moment, remove the mask, and Own Your Truth.
Metal, Truth, and Moving Through The Darkness
Peter Buck is a sustainability education advocate, an author, poet, musician, and award-winning teacher who has always had a strong sense of what should be righted and what has been wronged in the world.
Together we explore the pain of divorce, the journey of fatherhood, the sacrifices we make to create change, and how art, music, and heart-centered actions can guide us through the darkest chapters in our lives.
Putting the Love Into What You Make
Sharon Phillips is the founder of Baked by Sha Sha and her bespoke creations of clean treats & cheat treats are not just highly addictive, they are chapters in a story of self-discovery, family, growth, and the moments that remind us of the simple joys in life.
My conversation with Sharon was an insightful, incredibly fun, and vulnerable dive into the journey of entrepreneurship, being an introvert, honoring our unique gifts, and how to embrace the dark moments as fuel for success.
Just a Squiggle
As the founder and CEO of Just a Squiggle, a creative thinking company, Camila Kaul is dedicated to helping organizations & individuals turn their biggest problems into possibilities through the power of creative thinking.
In this episode we explore the process of kickstarting our brains to think differently, finding creative solutions to problems, and how to embrace moments of constraint as opportunities for growth and innovation.
Michelle Chu is the founder and CEO of Kono’s Kitchen, a pet treats company that is helping dog parents to build stronger connections with their pets, one treat at a time.
In this episode, we explore what it was like to launch a business in the middle of the pandemic, how to make heart-centered decisions as an entrepreneur, and what it means to live your definition of success.
Yuri Williams is the founder of the non-profit “A Future Superhero and Friends,” whose mission is to provide essential support for the homeless, veterans, sick children, low-income families, and anyone in need of uplifting.
If you’ve never heard of Yuri Williams and his incredible organization, I hope this episode inspires you to dive deeper into the life’s work of someone who I believe to be the finest example of selfless service and giving.
Community, Growth, and Connection
Annie Choi is the founder and owner of Found Coffee and her unique ability to build community, support local businesses, and create spaces for people to connect and collaborate is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.
In this interview, we explore the silent sacrifices of leadership, how to adapt in the midst of COVID, and what it takes to build a legacy of community, growth, and connection.
A gem of a host
I enjoyed my time with Ken as a guest, and I’ve been inspired and encouraged by so many of the other folks he’s worked with. He takes his time. He’s careful. He’s sharp. And he creates something truly unique, which is so rare in podcast land!