THE BRAVE FILES | Real Stories of People Living Courageously | Hosted by Life, Business and Success Coach Heather Vickery
Everything we want in life is just on the other side of uncomfortable, says award-winning entrepreneur and success coach Heather Vickery. Each week Heather introduces you to a new guest who is moving beyond fear and doubt to achieve amazing things in life, business, education, the arts, politics and more. These inspiring stories flow from the authentic truth all guests bring to the conversation. In their own voices, you’ll hear people from diverse backgrounds relate all the ways they’re breaking down barriers, celebrating victories and giving back in a way that adds meaning and purpose to their lives and their communities. Progress never happens in a straight line … but these powerful stories will remind you of the limitless possibilities open to us when we CHOOSE BRAVELY. More free resources and perspectives at vickeryandco.com.
Permission to trust the process
Gayle Kabaker is living the dream. She’s an artist and illustrator whose work is featured in The New Yorker, Condé Nast, and even at the Kennedy Center. Still, there are times when her inner critic tries to sabotage her career. Gayle’s success doesn’t come from a lack of fear or self-doubt—It comes from her ability to push through, with a little help from her friends, family, and collaborators.
Maybe we’re all a little bit psychic!
Cheryl Rausch says everyone is “a little bit psychic.” She joins host Heather Vickery, to talk about discovering her psychic ability, learning to trust ourselves and being your most vulnerable, authentic self!
An Unexpected Super Power
Meet Kelly Gordon, entrepreneur, activist, LGBTQ community member, recovering alcoholic, abuse survivor and so much more. Getting an Autism diagnosis at 33 provided Kelly with a lot of answers, but it didn’t fundamentally change who she was and how she, successfully, navigated the world. Kelly learned many coping skills as a young child and she’s used them to communicate and connect in remarkable ways. Her story may change your perspective on a lot of things and will enlighten you!
Mindful Parenting, Single Dad
Matt Zinman never saw himself as an entrepreneur. But when he got a divorce, Matt decided to become his own boss so that he could be a present, hands on father to his, then, young son. Taking that leap wasn’t easy, but Matt works through his fears by moving through the world with relentless positivity and earned confidence.
Flames to the Future
Elise Brown thought she knew what she wanted from her life. But then her apartment complex burned down and she realized her life, up to that point, had never been about her! Today, Elise's life looks wildly different than it did before the fire. That’s because Elise took the time to pause, reassess, and act on her intuition.
A Journey of Resilience and Reconciliation
Is there a story inside of you that you just know would help you heal if you let it out? Or perhaps it would help others heal? Here’s your inspiration to put it out there! Ronit Plank never planned to write a memoir. However, she realized that her story’s too good to keep to herself. This week, Heather talks with Ronit about her shockingly beautiful, recently-published memoir, When She Comes Back, where she details her tumultuous childhood, being abandoned by the most important person in her life, her mother, and the lessons she learned by revisiting her past.
Thank you for such a great podcast!
Heather is a wonderful host, he presence alone will brighten your day and she really builds a great dynamic with her guests! A must listen!
Best Inspirational Podcast!
I feel like this podcast is very motivational and encouraging when I’m feeling low, it gives me some proper steps to keep going and keep doing what I can to make anything I do a success! I love this podcast for the encouragement and the pure enjoyment of the guests and the wonderful host on the show. Heather is a delight!