19 episodes

Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.

The podcast is all about storytelling and interviews! I hope to bring you an intriguing story or individual and dive into the deeper layers of who they are. Everyone has a story worth sharing, and I just want to help share them with even more people! I'll then leave you with a challenge; something to focus on to better the quality of your day, your relationships, yourself, and your life!

Go out there and share your story!
Stay Safe, Stay You =]

Starting With A Story John Lee

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.

The podcast is all about storytelling and interviews! I hope to bring you an intriguing story or individual and dive into the deeper layers of who they are. Everyone has a story worth sharing, and I just want to help share them with even more people! I'll then leave you with a challenge; something to focus on to better the quality of your day, your relationships, yourself, and your life!

Go out there and share your story!
Stay Safe, Stay You =]

    Discovering Your True Potential with Kate Szumanski

    Discovering Your True Potential with Kate Szumanski

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    Today, I am pleased to bring you a past professor of mine from Villanova University, Kate Szumanski! I had the absolute fortune of taking her Social Networking course where I was able to learn the ins and outs of professional world interactions! Kate is a phenomenal mentor and continues to motivate and inspire her students to strive for greatness. To aim higher. To believe in their own capabilities and surpass their own expectations.
    I know for a fact that regardless of what stage in life you are in, you will learn so much from her today. Please help me welcome our amazing guest!
    If you would like to continue this fruitful conversation with Kate, be sure to reach out and connect with her on LinkedIn @Kate Szumanski
    Don't forget that Starting With A Story is partnering up with Cristo Rey High Schoo

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Life of A Musician with AY from the Battery Tour

    The Life of A Musician with AY from the Battery Tour

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    Today, we have a talented musician and performer with us. His name is AY from the Battery Tour! He is a self-made musician that walked away from a Division 1 College Basketball career to pursue his passion for music. In 2012, he appeared on The X Factor and received a whopping 4 YESES from the judges! Since then, he has skyrocketed his career as the head of the Battery Tour opening for some huge artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Shaggy, Aaron Carter, T-Pain, Flo-Rida, Timeflies and many others.
    But, as you might have guessed, the music industry is a merciless one. Today, AY shares with us his journey in his pursuit of music; all of the ups and all of the downs. I know you guys will love this one so let's get on to the headliner!
     
    Find AY and the Battery Tour to hear his music and his message at battery

    • 58 min
    Following Your Dreams with Maggie Mistal

    Following Your Dreams with Maggie Mistal

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    This week’s guest is the inspiring Maggie Mistal. She is quite special because of two little facts. 1 she is a Villanova alum WOO GO CATS. And 2, this is our first ever guest that also has her own podcast called, the Making A Living podcast! On top of that, she has appeared and spoke on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business, and CNN. BUT her track record doesn’t end there. She has also been quoted on several articles from The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today and so many more.
    But Maggie is so much more than that. She is a powerful force in the career coaching world and lives to help motivate others and help them find their passions and is still able to find time to being a loving mother.
    I’m so excited for you all to hear her story today, so let’s get to it!
     
    Maggie's expertise lies with

    • 1 hr
    Embracing the Storm with Hank Alemañy

    Embracing the Storm with Hank Alemañy

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    Good morning good morning friends. I hope you are ready for yet another awesome interview! Today we have an old friend of mine that I met all the way back in high school at Absegami High School in South New Jersey. We ended up meeting up again for this moment and had our first IN PERSON Interview in Melbourne, Florida. His name is Hank Alemany!
    Today, he owns and runs his own freelance videography company called Hanks Pro Studio! Hank was the guy that helped me film the Starting With A Story Promo video! Hank has an incredible eye for storytelling and wants to share the beauty of this world through his work. When he isn’t behind the lens, you can find him almost every day honing his skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or volunteering.

     
    Today, we discuss the beauty of storytelling, Hank’s journey of ex

    • 1 hr 4 min
    How to Heal with Michael McCormick

    How to Heal with Michael McCormick

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    So I actually met Michael quite recently. When I was volunteering in Kansas City Missouri, my volunteer director, Tim Deveney, recommended that I reach out to you about my creative pursuits and Michael actually organized an article interviewing me with the Catholic Volunteer Network. I had a wonderful time doing that and got to hear a little bit about Michael’s story and thought it would be perfect for you all.
    In this interview, Michael and I discuss finding your calling, how one can heal from and overcome a deep loss, the beauty of volunteering, and so much more. In the short time that I’ve known Michael, I have learned so much and gained such unique and heartwarming perspectives on a plethora of topics. Join us as Michael opens his heart and his life to us and hopefully you will resonate with his

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Faith, Friends, and Fun with Joseph McCabe

    Faith, Friends, and Fun with Joseph McCabe

    Welcome back to Starting With A Story!
    Starting With A Story is a podcast that's dedicated to motivating and inspiring you to grow and connect with others each day through storytelling.
    Today, I have a very good friend of mine step into the spotlight to share his faithful journey with you all! This week, my good friend Joseph McCabe, whom is also a mechanical engineering graduate from Villanova University, will share his perspective on...you guessed it, faith, friends, and fun! We have both struggled and powered through the rigorous curriculum of engineering and are here today to tell the tale.Joe is a faithful and humble man with a big heart. So big, that he has some exciting news about his personal life that he has gracefully shared with us!
    In this interview, you will learn about who Joe McCabe is and how his faith truly shaped who he is today. Joe is also very humble and accredits so much of his foundation and his success to the friends and family he surrounds himself with. Did

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Smallia ,

Inspirational

John Lee is one of the most positive people out there and it certainly shows in his podcast. Great stories and great life lessons. New favorite podcast! Can’t wait for more episodes :)

mhub93 ,

Brilliant

John Lee’s voice is as smooth as butter. The perfect person for a podcast like this. Plus a great concept and something that can really help people out in need. Much love man - Great GrandBig

leebiggestfan ,

An inspiration

John Lee is an inspiration! This is one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to!

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