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.
Embracing The Unknown
Monique Scott is a Law of Attraction Coach who helps single women over 40 recreate the lives they truly want.
Through guided manifestation practice, coaching, and affirmation muzic, Monique’s work is about helping her clients to shift the negative paradigms in their lives and achieve their biggest goals.
Something that she shared with me during our interview was that we can manifest something that we deeply desire only to discover that it’s no longer what we want or need.
This ability to embrace the unknown and unforeseen outcomes has informed the journey of a courageous human being who was able to find forgiveness, gratitude and healing within the most traumatic chapter of her life.
In this episode, we explore how to successfully manifest in alignment with your highest self, how to remain grounded in your spiritual journey, and how to navigate through the darkness with kindness and clarity.
Overcoming Self-Doubt & Perfectionism
Our behavior, habits, and emotions don’t just manifest out of the ether, it all comes from somewhere.
My conversation with Natalie Moore was such a fun and fulfilling opportunity to explore the source of where it all comes from and to take a deep dive into the steps, actions, and journey of healing and personal growth.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Natalie’s holistic approach to therapy is about empowering her clients to make positive changes and exploring the thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and body sensations that can influence their quality of life.
This episode is an honest and vulnerable chat about the origin of self-doubt, perfectionism, fear of judgment, and rejection, and the steps that we can all take to envision and create the future we desire.
Surviving The Dark Moments
In 2021, I connected with Lu Bryant, an incredibly talented writer who found the courage to share her deeply personal story that quite frankly, changed my life. Her book, Tortured to Triumph, is a journey through complex PTSD and the story of a child who was neglected, abused, starved, torn from her siblings before the age of three, survived a near-death experience at age 7, and was declared legally dead by age 33.
After eight months of conversations and learning about the heart-wrenching moments of Lu’s life, I was inspired by her incredible capacity to find gratitude within the darkness, strengthen her connection with spirit, and overcome the kind of insurmountable odds that would have destroyed the strongest of souls.
This episode is a reminder that no matter how difficult the journey, we’re never alone, we can prevail, and our path to healing may open up a space for others to do the same.
Invisible Battles in Small Business
When you run a small business, you will inevitably face countless challenges and invisible battles that your customers may never know about.
As the co-owner of à bloc coffee and the head of all delicious treats and baked goods, Jenny Johnson’s story of resilience and innovation, shed some much-needed light on those hidden moments of growth that the world just doesn’t get to see.
This interview was such a rare, raw, and no-b******t kind of chat that gets right to the heart of relationships, business, life, and how to stay grounded amidst the chaos.
Turning Pain Into Profit
Emilie Given is the founder and CEO of She’s A Given, a Seattle-based virtual assistant agency that specializes in matching high-level executive assistants with business leaders and their teams.
I was introduced to Emilie by a recent guest on the podcast when I realized it was finally time for me to hire my own virtual assistant but I had no idea of the incredible story I would discover in the process.
After a near-death experience that forever changed her outlook on life, Emilie decided to leave her 9-5 job at Amazon Corporate HQ and built her own thriving six-figure thriving business to achieve a more balanced life with her family.
This interview is as real, courageous, and vulnerable as it gets, as we explore how the pivotal moments in childhood, the strength of our relationships, and the will to survive those dark moments can forever change the course of life.
From Chaos To Confidence
While our stories have the power to shape us, it’s the decisions we make that define us. However, for so many of us, it can be so easy to fall victim to the narrative of the past and all the roadblocks that have kept us from believing we deserve better.
Natalie Crawford is a confidence and transformation coach who is helping her clients to overcome those invisible but very real obstacles of self-doubt, fear, and empowering women to turn their pain into power.
This interview was such a rare and beautiful moment where I genuinely got swept away in Natalie’s story and her incredibly vulnerable and courageous sharing of those defining moments in her life.
Natalie did not hold back in this episode and her ability to openly share some of the most painful memories in her life paints a truly inspirational portrait of resilience and grace.
Personal Stories with Inspirational Themes
Ken Cervera is one of the most engaging, positive and thoughtful people you’ll ever meet and his personality shines through each episode as the host of the Own Your Truth podcast. In his interview series, he showcases voices from a variety of backgrounds, but the one constant is that Ken brings on folks who are living conscious, inspiring lives and have a unique story to share. In his solo episodes, Ken shares deeply about his personal struggles and how he’s found the strength to overcome them. Ken does a fantastic job highlighting the dichotomy of life — the highs and the lows, and how one can live their most authentic life by embracing both wholeheartedly. Highly recommended listening!
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!