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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.

The Brave Files Heather Vickery

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    • 5.0 • 110 Ratings

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.

    The Outer Layers of Expansion

    The Outer Layers of Expansion

    Resilient • Expansive • Unstoppable

    Sometimes bravery shows up in the most unexpected ways and circumstances. Like discovering you want to take your business on the road because of a global pandemic!

    Welcome, Ashley Crouch - she’s the founder of Appleseed Communications, an award-winning PR and media company. She also packed up her life and business to move to Puerto Rico and live a completely different existence than she had previously.
    She’s been featured in Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Fast Company, TIME.com, Huffington Post, Refinery29, and Bust, JUST TO NAME A FEW.

    And she has a #1 International Bestselling Book called Unknown To Unforgettable: How To Stop Playing Small, Land National Media Attention, And Position Yourself As A Power Player

    Ashley constantly pushes herself to the outer layers of expansion, learning to live life fully and figuring it all out as she goes!

    ** If you would like to support Puerto Rico's people after Hurricane Fiona's devastation, visit www.vickeryandco.com/HelpPuertoRico for a list of organizations who are on the ground, making a difference.**

    • 40 min
    Don’t Confuse Kindness with Niceness

    Don’t Confuse Kindness with Niceness

    Kindness • Action • Justice

    Kaitlin Johnstone has taken TikTok by storm with her socially conscious clothing brand Kind Cotten! What started as a way to put books into the hands of underprivileged children has turned into an incredible platform for awareness, education, and action.

    After leaving her teaching job, Kaitlin and her partner Kevin decided to create their inclusive clothing brand, Kind Cotton. The company focuses on redefining kindness and starting pivotal, powerful conversations around what it means to be KIND. They believe in kindness that is rooted in justice, grounded in action, and open to change.

    • 51 min
    Transformation Crash Course - With Guest, Carla Moore (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    Transformation Crash Course - With Guest, Carla Moore (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    Are you searching for answers or looking for a breakthrough? How do we turn our circumstances into triumph? Come on a ride with us and meet Carla Moore! At 40 years old and 350 pounds, Carla was in a car accident that changed her life. She shares her transformation principles and how inward change creates an outward impact.

    "When you get a sense of who you are, and what you're here to do, you move with that force and that power to help create the life that you've imagined" - Carla Moore.

    • 52 min
    Sex: From Trauma to Empowerment - With Guest, Leah Carey (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    Sex: From Trauma to Empowerment - With Guest, Leah Carey (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    In her early 40s, Leah Carey began a profound journey into sexual healing – and you are invited to join her.

    Leah was subjected to sexual trauma from an early age. Her father’s alcoholic and narcissistic behaviors created extremely confusing messages about sex. As a result, she was left without the tools necessary to build healthy and intimate relationships. She completely lacked the ability to advocate for her own pleasure and claim her own bodily autonomy. Tune in to hear about Leah’s transformative journey where she learned to heal old sexual issues, love her own body, and discover how to truly enjoy all sexual experiences.

    Having grown up in a home that was deeply confused and conflicted around sexuality – and with a father who told her she was fat, ugly, and no one would ever love her – Leah spent most of her life in fear of her own femaleness and the trouble it could get her into.

    This conversation is wildly brave and given the state of America these days, these conversations need to be had more often, more loudly, and with more reverence for the social impact required to create real and sustainable change.

    • 50 min
    Speaking The Uncomfortable Truth - With Guest, Andrew Moxon (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replays)

    Speaking The Uncomfortable Truth - With Guest, Andrew Moxon (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replays)

    This Twitter thread (and subsequent interview) happened many years ago and, sadly, it is as important - perhaps even more so - now as it was then. In a country that seems to be barreling backward at warped speed, these conversations are more important than ever.

    Andrew Moxon was just a guy who liked Twitter and speaking his mind. Then his thoughts turned him into a powerful force responsible for opening the eyes of people all over the world. He’s a writer who went viral on Twitter after comparing microaggressions of general violence towards women to being “kicked in the nuts.” He’s funny, upfront, and entertaining. And he’s a feminist – At a time when America is rapidly removing all rights for women and other minorities. Andrew chooses to bravely start intense conversations in order to create an atmosphere of change. Tune in to learn that we all have the ability to create powerful impact.

    • 54 min
    Still Brave - With Guest, Tom Mitchell (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    Still Brave - With Guest, Tom Mitchell (Summer Break 2022 Fan Fav Replay)

    Tom Mitchell is a man of astounding commitment. After losing his teenage daughter, Shalya, to Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he has dedicated his life to supporting other children and families fighting the daily battle of pediatric cancer through his non-profit Stillbrave.

    This story is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Tom and the team at Stillbrave have changed the lives of countless families suffering from childhood cancer. He’s brash, unapologetic, hardcore, and the kindest individual we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    Tom’s story teaches us what it truly means to be brave and that beauty can be found even in the worst of situations.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Charles MatheusAZ ,

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.

AkshatRk ,

Love the relatable stories and actionable insights

Heather personifies Carpe Diem! does an amazing job sharing learnings from her life and tying them back to the bigger goal of how we can learn and be happy, each day, everyday! Keep sharing!

Diann Wingert ,

Inspiring & Inclusive

If you are holding back from living your bigger, bolder, braver life, this podcast is for you. Heather shares authentic stories from her own journey and has interesting and diverse guests. I love that this show is inclusive of all gender identities and LGBTQ+ positive, too.

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