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Listen to inspiring and empowering life stories from guests that have overcome challenges and share 'nuggets of life wisdom'. There is hope and light for you, as well. You are not alone. You are loved.

Stories that Empower Sean

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Listen to inspiring and empowering life stories from guests that have overcome challenges and share 'nuggets of life wisdom'. There is hope and light for you, as well. You are not alone. You are loved.

    Josh Cutler

    Josh Cutler

    Having received help for his clinical depression, Josh is on a compassionate journey to create more openings for people to talk about mental health.  He shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
    - approach everyone with curiosity and compassion
    - keep the lines of connection open
    - share what's difficult for us
    - asking for help is not weakness, but rather strength
    - strive not to "other" people
    - break down barriers
    - speak with someone we trust
    - the road to recovery and healing can start with acceptance
    - it's ok to be not ok
    https://www.joshcutler.net 

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    • 22 min
    Aurea Franklin

    Aurea Franklin

    Aurea shares a story of love, loss and war.  She shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
    - with faith and hope, the future will be better
    - be resilient
    - be ready to adjust
    - tell those you care about that you love them each and every day
    https://aureafranklin.com 


    tags: Aurea, Franklin, writer, author, Silent, Freedom, Indivisible, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com 

    • 17 min
    Dr. Joshua Black

    Dr. Joshua Black

    Joshua started to tap into the wisdom within his dreams. He realized how much they taught him about himself and his beliefs. His work focuses on dreams and continuing bonds after loss. Joshua shares these nuggets of life wisdom:
    - fully love yourself
    - be honest with where you are
    - ask yourself what you believe and why
    - sit with your emotions
    - find meaning in your life
    - your interpretation of dreams is important
    - understand what love truly is
    - strive to be of service
    - be kind to yourself
    - dreams can help us understand who we truly are
    https://www.griefdreams.ca 

    tags: Dr, Joshua, Black, grief, researcher, speaker, consultant, host, Grief, Dreams, Podcast, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com 
     

    • 19 min
    Tracy Secombe

    Tracy Secombe

    Tracy noticed that she sacrificed her values to make everyone happy and put herself last. So, she let go of that and chose to please her soul instead. Tracy shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
    - sometimes, a tragedy/loss can turn out to become the best thing for us
    - we need to fill ourselves up first
    - we can be an inspiration to others
    - when we live in our heads, we close our hearts
    - don't wait, live your life
    - our intentions are good
    https://www.tracysecombe.com.au 

    tags: Tracy, Secombe, writer, author, coach, From, People, Pleaser, to, Soul, Pleaser, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com 

    • 18 min
    Kelly McDonald

    Kelly McDonald

    I had a lovely time speaking with Kelly. She is a powerhouse of energy, resilience and determination. Kelly teaches others about the value and benefits of diversity. Here are some of the nuggets of life wisdom that she shared with me:
    - the value and benefits of diversity
    - find your strengths, which can lead to your purpose
    - say yes to the things that scare the heck out of you
    - just leap and know that you will land
    - prepare for what you intend to do
    study others
    - take a calculated risk
    - be adaptable, agile and be ready to pivot
    - ask for help
    https://www.mcdonaldmarketing.com 

    tags: Kelly, McDonald, Marketing, diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership, marketing, sales, bestselling, author, professional, speaker, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com
     

    • 17 min
    Tori Joy Geiger

    Tori Joy Geiger

    Tori, a congenital heart defect survivor, talks about how writing can help, when you're going through adversity.  She helps others to use their victory stories to keep up the fight and empowers them, so they're not defined by their adversities.  Tori shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
    - know ourselves really well
    - find the core of who we are
    - spend time in nature
    - be in the quiet
    - turn to those you trust
    - ask for help
    - acknowledge who we are
    - the importance of writing down our stories
    - look for opportunities to bless others

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torijoygeiger/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/torijoygeiger 
    Join the TJG Victory Tribe Private Facebook Group: https://www.torijoygeiger.com/victorious
    Website: https://www.torijoygeiger.com/ 
    tags:  Tori, Joy, Geiger, writer, author, blogger, entrepreneur, congenital, heart, defect, survivor, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean, https://storiesthatempower.com
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Susen Edwards Author ,

A Ray of Sunshine

It’s a joy to tune into “Stories that Empower.” Sean knows just how to bring out the best in his guests, to encourage them to share their stories, their pain, and their wisdom. I’ve learned something from each podcast. As a guest on “Stories that Empower,” Sean helped me feel at ease. He gently encouraged me to share my story. I felt supported and truly empowered. In a world of negativity, this podcast is a ray of sunshine. Thank you, Sean. —Susen Edwards, Author “What a Trip”

Beverly Armento ,

Insight and empowerment stressed in each podcast!

Sean is the perfect host, easily drawing the reader into interesting and important stories, all of which illuminate key life lessons. His insight highlights the points each person being interviewed has elaborated. As a person being interviewed, I felt totally comfortable, knew what to expect, and knew I’d be safe with difficult topics. Sean helped to focus attention on one of the themes of my book, Adverse Childhood Experiences.
I’ve listened to many Stories that Empower episodes and have found great value in each one. I highly recommend this podcast to you!

David Richman Author ,

Truly empowered!

I had a great time talking to Sean. He's a real, serene, and passionate soul. He asked genuine questions and shared his nuggets of wisdom. Truly an empowered host and show!

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