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.
Creating a Sustainable Life: A Full-Bodied Experience
Community • Lesson • Creativity
There are some people in the world that have a magical ability to see a gap in the world and fill it with just the right thing. That’s what today’s guest, Joanna Waterfall did when she founded Yellow Co - an organization birthed from an idea that struck her one day while she was in the shower. Joanna believes that creativity, business, community and social impact should all go hand in hand. So she decided to create a platform and community that brought all of those things together. She’s here to share her personal story of separating her worth and value as a human being from her professional achievements, which she did the hard way!
Joanna and her work have been featured in publications such as Forbes, The Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, The Good Trade, LA Lady Magazine, Bossladies Magazine, and more. She’s motivated by the belief that women can change the world through stepping out of fear and into who they were created to be - and, well, that’s exactly what we talk about here at The Brave Files.
What if the smart way isn’t the best way?
Awareness • Ownership • Detachment
Do you feel like having all the answers and knowing exactly what’s coming next is the only way to feel safe? Yeah - So did this week’s guest but eventually, after a lot of burnout, Jessica Eley realized that the “smart” way wasn’t always the best way for her! In this conversation, we dive deep into "normal" .. .What the hell is normal anyway? It’s totally subjective and depends on the context. Jessica discovered that curiosity was her savior.
Get curious and figure out where you need and want to be in any given moment and then live into it. Let go of the right and wrong through patterns and so much more. join us as we explore Jessica's journey, her triumphs, and how she found her own path. It's all about embracing who you are and finding your own version of success. Let's get into it!
Finding the gifts inside the dark
WISDOM • BALANCE • PEACE Jana Wilson is an emotional healing educator, meditation teacher, retreat leader, hypnotherapist, HeartMath Facilitator, and founder of the Emotional Healing System. She’s trained with best-selling author and physician, Deepak Chopra MD and NY Times best-selling author, Debbie Ford.
Jana lives off-grid in the foothills of the Sangre de Christo mountain range in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A victim of childhood abuse and trauma, Jana could have wound up another statistic. Yet, at age twelve, she had a mystical experience that catapulted her on a life-long journey of learning to listen and love herself. In her breakout prescriptive memoir, Wise Little One, we follow Jana as she develops a connection to her inner child. Through this connection, Jana cultivates an unshakable faith in Self and Spirit, taking full responsibility for her soul’s journey.
Gratitude • Grace • Gumption
Enjoy this special cross-over episode between The Brave Files and the Kindness Is podcast! Our host, Heather Vickery, was a featured guest on the Kindness Is Podcast with Kaitlin Johnstone. It's the perfect way to cap out Pride Month as Heather shares her personal story of claiming herself and showing up authentically.
Martha Anne Toll: What if quiet things are the bravest?
Discipline • Grace • Gratitude
Martha Anne Toll grew up a passionate ballet dancer, musician, and advocate for social and racial justice.
Through her creative endeavors Martha learned three important life lessons which she will share in our conversation so be sure to stay tuned) and at the tender age of *almost* 65 she released her debut novel Three Muses, which has already been receiving great praise and awards!
Martha is a true inspiration who has dedicated her life to helping elevate the lives of others and continues to follow her own passions. Talk about brave.
Annie White-Brown: From Roots to Remedies
Unexpected • Unpredictable • Exciting
When Annie White Brown's daughter was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, she turned to her Jamaican roots and natural remedies to help alleviate her daughter's skin issues after surgeries. Her passion for herbal healing grew, leading her to develop a unique brand of essential oils, herbs, and natural butters that provided her daughter with much-needed relief.
Discover how Annie's determination and knowledge transformed her backyard make-and-take parties into a thriving business. From her exploration of aromatherapy to the explosive growth of NaturalAnnie Essentials on social media platforms like TikTok, Annie's commitment to self-care and her customers shines through. Immerse yourself in her journey as she opens an in-person candle bar, where people can blend their own candles, and find out how Annie's unwavering dedication has not only transformed her family's life but also inspired others to embrace the healing power of natural remedies.
Join us for an inspiring episode filled with resilience, love, and the transformative impact of NaturalAnnie Essentials in the world of natural remedies.
A MUST Listen
Heather is a powerful voice who advocates for everyone becoming the most authentic, loving version of themselves. She is inspiring and so is this podcast!
Awesome Host & Great Topics
Heather is awesome and asks her guests the hard hitting questions. Love learning through others bravery and always find the episodes impactful. Keep it up, Heather! Great stuff!
Great Host with Mad Skills
Heather is such an insightful, engaging host. She really puts a lot of effort and love into her podcast offerings and makes sure they are full of value for the listner.