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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

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 89 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.

    Experiments for Becoming a Fear Boss

    Experiments for Becoming a Fear Boss

    Fellow Fear Boss, Judi Holler joins us to talk about owning fear, smashing comfort zones, and taking responsibility for your own life because the only person you’re in competition with is yourself!

    • 38 min
    Clarity Creates Purpose

    Clarity Creates Purpose

    Meet Dolores HIrschmann, a mother of four who, unwittingly, had to become the breadwinner of her family after her husband’s business crashed. After getting out of her head and pushing herself, Dolores has become an accomplished coach, speaker and author. Sometimes our best parts of life appear through the back door! This is a story of self-discovery. This is a story of bravery.

    • 45 min
    Learning Resilience: From Neglect to Empowerment

    Learning Resilience: From Neglect to Empowerment

    Resilience is a learned behavior. This is a story of hope and resilience. Author, coach, and Arctic expedition guide, Heather Thorkelson joins us to talk about growing up wealthy but severely neglected. This is a story about learned resilience and finding the strength you need from within.

    • 46 min
    Finding Home: The Journey of a Black, Gay, Southern, Pastor

    Finding Home: The Journey of a Black, Gay, Southern, Pastor

    This is the story of Mashaun Simon, a Black, Gay, Southern, Pastor. After he turned his back on all organized religion, Simon finally discovered that love, true love, isn’t constrained by the boundaries of religion, sexual orientation, or race.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    We Became A Superhero: Surviving Childhood Sexual Trauma

    We Became A Superhero: Surviving Childhood Sexual Trauma

    This week’s episode is not an easy one. It delves into a topic that we, as a global community, want to pretend doesn’t exist - Childhood sexual trauma of young boys. This week I’m talking to Brian Cardoza who was a sexual assault victim from the ages of 6-9. Did you know that one in six boys will be sexually assaulted by the age of eighteen? Sexual trauma is not just a problem for girls and women.

    • 47 min
    Kindness: Changing the Narrative

    Kindness: Changing the Narrative

    “What would you do with your used bras?” Even if you don’t use a bra, stay tuned and listen to the inspiring story of a nerdy suburban mom who went on a personal journey and in the process of self-discovery founded an international NPO that provides impoverished girls and women all over the world with red lacy bras and menstrual hygiene products. Tune in to hear this every day superwoman share her story of changing the world.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Matt Zinman ,

Lends Clarity

I listened to the latest inspirational story about how Clarity Creates Purpose and enjoyed the insights Heather draws from her guests. She’s a natural conversationalist and keeps it interesting throughout. Very helpful and recommended!

Business Blogger ,

Awe Inspiring

Do you want to be awed and inspired today? I loves the way Heather takes the story to the people who did brave things. It gets me thinking about how I can better use some of the things other people have done and make my life better.

❤👌🙈🙉🙊👌❤ ,

Brave Authenticity

The Brave Files is one of my favorite podcasts. Authentic, awesome, helpful conversations that leave me feeling uplifted, inspired and ready to face my day, no matter what comes my way. Heather's interview style is magnetic and engaging and I feel like a fly on the wall every time I listen in.

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