11 episodes

In every coffee shop, library, and co-working space, there are Ascenders working tirelessly to achieve greatness in their chosen field. Entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, speakers- all soaring towards their definition of success. You have not seen their names in magazines or history books, yet. Join Host James Doherty, Award-Winning Speaker and "Casting Call" competition finalist, as he assembles these inspiring individuals to discover their successes, struggles, and what keeps them climbing when the spotlight is not yet shining.

The Ascenders James Doherty

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

In every coffee shop, library, and co-working space, there are Ascenders working tirelessly to achieve greatness in their chosen field. Entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, speakers- all soaring towards their definition of success. You have not seen their names in magazines or history books, yet. Join Host James Doherty, Award-Winning Speaker and "Casting Call" competition finalist, as he assembles these inspiring individuals to discover their successes, struggles, and what keeps them climbing when the spotlight is not yet shining.

    Kathy Castro & Mia Manipud: Floor Friends

    Kathy Castro & Mia Manipud: Floor Friends

    This is a very special episode because it is our first double interview! Kathy and Mia grew up in the same town but did not know each other until they joined the same sorority in college. They discuss how to stay close even when moving in different directions and to different parts of the country.

    Instagram
    Mia: @mia.meets.world
    Kathy: @xkdawg
    Ascenders: @theascenderspodcast

    Keep Ascending.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Molly Ronan: Following (the) Atlas

    Molly Ronan: Following (the) Atlas

    Molly Ronan is never afraid to jump in with both feet. From deciding in college she wanted to go into the music industry and finding coveted internships around the world, to then deciding to move to a foreign country and adopt a puppy to be her travel companion, she is driven to always find a way. 

     

    Find out more about Molly and Atlas at thenomadpup.com or on Instagram @thenomadpup.

     

    Keep Ascending.

    • 48 min
    Faolan Sugarman-Lash: A Seeker

    Faolan Sugarman-Lash: A Seeker

    Faolan Sugarman-Lash is the definition of a Seeker. He is one who will search the Earth and his soul to find what he is looking for. Though he is only 22, Faolan has had more realizations than many in their 50s. He used to carry the weight of the world's problems on his shoulders, but has relieved himself of that immense pressure and uncovered his passion for serving others and helping them choose happiness and be their true selves.

    Find out more about Faolan at his website: www.faolan.com.

    Check out his podcast, which just launched their second season, The Authentic Path.

    Keep Ascending.

    • 52 min
    Jan Garduno: For the First Time

    Jan Garduno: For the First Time

    Jan Garduno is finally allowing herself to do what she wants to do. After reaching middle age, Jan looked back and on what was missing and decided to move forward and work just as hard or harder than someone in their 20s.  She opens up about the struggles of feeling like she is running out of time, her father's dementia and learning to forgive herself. She is currently back in school and starting a wellness program for women who are afraid of asking for help. If you are worried about running out of time, be inspired.

     

    Keep Ascending.

    • 49 min
    Margaret Ann Coyle: Moving Forward in Fashion

    Margaret Ann Coyle: Moving Forward in Fashion

    Margaret Ann Coyle is one to never let anything stand in her way. Raised in the Pacific northwest, she learned early on that fashion was her one true passion and set out to do anything she could to jump in, which oddly took her down a path of becoming a computer scientist. After an impromptu trip to London, she fell in love with the city, and is now there dancing in the thunderstorm of the field she loves. She also hopes to one day start a venture capital firm focused on representation in all areas.

     

    You can find out more about Margaret Ann at her twitter: @queenmargaritac.

     

    Keep Ascending.

     

    • 40 min
    Qui-Shawn Tien Tran: His Greatest Gift

    Qui-Shawn Tien Tran: His Greatest Gift

    Qui-Shawn Tien Tran is who we all wish we were when we were 18. After years of being bullied and being absorbed by anime, he set his sites on self-development and positivity. Now, Qui-Shawn is an aspiring writer working in the middle of a 50-day songwriting challenge. He exudes positivity, drive, and inspires with his consistency. 

    Find out more about Qui-Shawn at his Instagram: @quishawntran

    Keep Ascending.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Jordan gross ,

Up and Comers

This podcast provides such a meaningful outlet for up and comers to share the work they're doing in the world. It is a great concept led by a fantastic interviewer and I am so excited to keep listening to these inspiring stories and see how it all unfolds!

AlvaPhoenix ,

Beyond Impressed 😃

I can’t believe the stories on here. So inspired

Jem2727 ,

Dose of hope and courage

I read reviews, I don’t necessarily write them. However, this had to be done to confirm that these guest and James and worth every minute of your time. Definitely leaving a little bit lighter and ready to hear more!