It’s time to get authentic - without the fluff. Laura Coe - coach, author, entrepreneur, and philosophy lover - interviews successful New York Times best selling authors, Ceos, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to get honest, get specific, and go deep about what it really means to live an authentic life and have success. The Art of Authenticity is a real-world guide on navigating a life of meaning and success, despite what life throws at you.
Marci Shimoff: Love and Happiness for No Reason
Marci Shimoff is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success and unconditional love. Her NY Times bestselling books Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason and six titles in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series have sold more than 16 million copies and are translated in 33 languages. She’s also a featured teacher in The Secret and narrator of the award-winning movie, Happy. She currently co-leads a global online program called Your Year of Miracles to help people live more miraculous lives.
B. Jeffery Madoff: Creative Careers: How to Make a Living with Your Ideas
B. Jeffrey Madoff is a director, photographer, writer, and professor in New York City. He joins us to talk about his new book Creative Careers, How to Make Living with Your Ideas.
He is the founder and CEO of Madoff Productions, a film production company that creates award-winning branded content. Madoff is a sought after speaker and has lectured at NYU Steinhardt, F.I.T., Google Next, Wharton School, NC State & SXSW in Brazil, Verizon and Barclay’s RISE. In addition to his film and public speaking engagements, Madoff's articles are widely distributed and have appeared online in Huffington Post and other major publications. He has written and is the Executive Producer of a play about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend Lloyd Price which premiers in May of 2021 at People’s Light Theater.
Madoff has been a featured speaker at Wharton School, NYU Steinhardt, North Carolina State, SXSW Brazil, Vision Summit, Rise: Barclay's Bank Accelerator, XRB Labs, Mastermind Group, Google Next and many others.
Dr. Margaret Paul, PhD: Empower Yourself To Heal Within
DR. MARGARET PAUL is a bestselling author, popular MindBodyGreen writer and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® self-healing process, and the related SelfQuest® self-healing online program - recommended by author Marci Shimoff, actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette. Margaret has worked with thousands of people to help them heal through her inner bonding system, and she has even appeared on Oprah. I have practiced the inner bonding system and found it to be a game-changer in my life. If you struggle with quieting those internal dialogs, repeating patterns that don't result in the life you wish for, or find you have a lot of anxieties or depression that therapy and other modalities haven't solved then check out this episode.
On The Nature of Love
Love is a state. It is an offering of the self at the highest level. We ask back from love and we are disappointed. We love. We give our love. Love comes back because someone loves and gives love. The desire to take love back and get love creates tension.
Give love. And receive it when it is offered. Separate the gift of love from the offering of love. Give love as much as you can. It doesn’t run dry. Receive love when it is offered.
You offer your love. Someone doesn’t use it or value it or care for it. It is no longer yours when you give it to someone else. It is now theirs. The love is exhaled into the world and new love is always returned. Whoever inhaled the love you released is now the owner of that love, but it is like counting molecules in the air and claiming which ones belong to you and which ones belong to another. They all belong to the divine. Air is infinite, and so is love. They may not treat the love they received with joy or value, but that reflects their own relationship to love. It is not a reflection of the love you offered to them, just a reflection on how they experience love. If they love themselves a little, they will accept the love you offer a little. If they don’t love themselves at all, well then, they will throw away “your love,” but know it is not yours. Love belongs to the universe. It is within us; it is us; and it will always be. It is not my love and your love; it is simply love.
Discover How to Systematically Listen to Your Truth
All of us have a guided intuition.
It comes in the sense of “I need to call a friend” or “I need to make a change”—and really, we can just feel it.
But most of us, most of the time, are disconnected from that sense. It’s there, it’s inside us, and it’s always been inside us—but sometimes, it’s hard to stay connected to it, because life is busy, we aren’t paying attention, and even when we do listen, it’s elusive.
And most of the time, it can be hard to know what the next steps are—and how, exactly, we can live a deeply authentic life.
But for those of us that are committed to living an authentic life (meaning—a life that’s filled with joy, a life that’s lived from our truths, and a life that aligns with who we are), I’ve been really lucky to discover something.
And that discovery, simply, is the Akashic Records—a way to systematically listen to your truth.
Best of 2019 Jacqueline Sinclair: Art, Personal Balance, and Jazz
In this episode of the Art of Authenticity, we are joined by the wonderful Jacqueline Sinclair! Jacqueline is the Artist Director at Joel Hall Dancers in Chicago and has pursued a life in dance as long as she can remember. We chat all about her journey to this point and the decisions she made along the way that have defined her. We also talk about finding the passion for dance in high school and her early and instinctual attraction to jazz.
Jacqueline repeatedly says that from that age she ‘just knew’ that dance is what she wanted to do and had to find a way to make this a reality. This ‘knowing’ that she refers to is difficult to pinpoint but is also something ever-present in her life. She does identify the intuitive feeling and the influence that the act of dancing had on this intuition and she had serious epiphanies while actually dancing, accessing trance-like states and what she calls her sweaty realizations. For a tremendously inspiring conversation, be sure to join us!
I’m a big fan of Laura’s work
I love Laura’s podcast. For a podcast on authenticity, you’d expect the host to know how to be genuinely authentic, and it’s just something you feel. Laura has it. She walks the talk, and her honest conversations with interesting guests reveals it.
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started living your authentic life - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Laura does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Awesome show, highly recommend!
Laura and her guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the best tactics and insights on how to live a more thoughtful, well-rounded life
Highly recommend listening and subscribing to The Art of Authenticity if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to live your best life (and reach your overall goals as a result)!