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Welcome to The Ownership Game with Gary Montalvo, where weekly I bring you interviews, conversations, coaching, or insightful ramblings all with one purpose, to get you in the driver's seat of your life.

The Ownership Game Gary Montalvo

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Welcome to The Ownership Game with Gary Montalvo, where weekly I bring you interviews, conversations, coaching, or insightful ramblings all with one purpose, to get you in the driver's seat of your life.

    The Power in Owning Your Truth - Angela Marshall

    The Power in Owning Your Truth - Angela Marshall

    Angela Marshall shares her journey of healing and rebuilding after a challenging marriage to an NFL player. She emphasizes the importance of being true to oneself and finding one's identity. Angela discusses her childhood, struggles with self-doubt and insecurity, and the impact of her divorce on her children. She highlights the four D's: decide, deal, determine, and destiny, as the process she used to empower herself. Angela also emphasizes the power of transparency and authenticity in helping others find their power.

    This week, I sat down with Author and Speaker Angela Marshall. Angela shares her journey from her early beginnings in Augusta, Georgia, through her life as the wife of an NFL player, to her eventual path of self-discovery and empowerment. We candidly discussed the struggles and realizations that led her to embrace her true self and find her passion in empowering others. This is a master class in the transformative power of authenticity, the importance of making conscious decisions, and the continuous process of personal growth.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:


    Authenticity and Transparency: Owning your story and being transparent can have a profound impact on your personal freedom.
    Continuous Growth: Self-discovery and empowerment is an ongoing process that requires constant effort and resilience.
    Impact of Your Personal Relationships: Understanding the dynamics of relationships and their influence on self-perception is crucial for personal growth.
    The Freedom that comes from Empowering Others: By sharing her journey and experiences, Angela aims to inspire others to find their own paths and live authentically.
    The Four Ds Framework: Angela's method for navigating life's challenges involves Deciding, Dealing, Determination, and reaching your Destination.

     

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction: The Healing Power of Truth

    08:06 Marriage and Struggles with Self-Doubt

    15:14 Divorce and Empowering Her Children

    27:07 Empowering Others: In Other Words

    37:21 Authenticity and Impact

    44:19 The Power of Truth and Ownership

    48:36 Conclusion: The Ongoing Journey of Empowerment



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    Connect with Angela:

    Website: www.inotherwordsbystone.com

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/angelabestsellermarshall

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/wisewordswoman



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    • 50 min
    Unlocking the Power of Mindfulness - Dr Michelle Maidenberg

    Unlocking the Power of Mindfulness - Dr Michelle Maidenberg

    This week we sit down with therapist and author Dr. Michelle Maidenberg to discuss the importance of mindfulness and the human tendency to emotionally avoid. Dr. Maidenberg shares her unique approach to therapy which integrates scientific, spiritual, and modern mindfulness practices. By teaching you to understand your biology and neurocognition, Dr. Maidenberg encourages you to embrace your fears and discomforts in order to live a more rich and fulfilling life.

     

    Key Takeaways:

     Mindfulness as Essential Practice: Integrating mindfulness into daily life is crucial for managing stimulation and fostering self-awareness.
     Acceptance, Compassion, Empowerment (ACE) Framework: Maidenberg’s method encourages cultivating a value-based, compassionate, and empowered way of living.
     Emotional Avoidance: Understanding and confronting emotional avoidance can lead to personal growth and healthier relationships.
     Meditation Practices: Various mindfulness and meditation techniques, such as transcendental meditation, can significantly enhance mental well-being.
     Curiosity and Lifelong Learning: Embracing curiosity and continuous learning are fundamental for personal development and enriching life experiences.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:


     Mindfulness as an Essential Practice: How Integrating mindfulness into daily life is crucial for managing stimulation and fostering self-awareness.
     Emotional Avoidance: How understanding and confronting emotional avoidance can lead to personal growth and healthier relationships.
     Creating your Mindfulness Practice: How various mindfulness and meditation techniques, such as transcendental meditation, can significantly enhance mental well-being.
     Acceptance, Compassion, Empowerment (ACE) Framework: Maidenberg’s method for cultivating a value-based, compassionate, and empowered way of living.

     

    Chapters

    00:00   Introduction: Mindfulness and Emotional Avoidance

    13:01   The Importance of Mindfulness in Personal Growth

    32:04   The Power of Acceptance, Compassion, and Empowerment

    44:58   Developing a Personalized Mindfulness Practice

    46:19   Embracing Fear and Taking Action

     

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    Connect with Dr Maidenberg:

    Website: www.michellemaidenberg.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmichellemaidenberg/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michellemaidenberg

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellemaidenberg/

    TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq2ytRXX-J8

    Ace Your Life (New Book): https://www.amazon.com/ACE-Your-Life-Unleash-Best-ebook/dp/B0BB1126QX

     

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    • 47 min
    The Courage in Listening: A Man’s Journey of Loss and Healing - Luis Gabriel Segura

    The Courage in Listening: A Man’s Journey of Loss and Healing - Luis Gabriel Segura

    Luis Gabriel Segura shares his journey of losing everything and rediscovering himself. Through reflection, spiritual work, and courage, Gabriel began the process of reinventing himself and building a new life. He emphasizes the importance of deeply listening and questioning societal ideologies. Gabriel also discusses his path as an ancestral facilitator and the power of plant medicine ceremonies. The conversation highlights the courage to sit with grief, the willingness to be uncomfortable, and the importance of listening to our intuition.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How losing everything can be an opportunity for growth and reinvention.
    How deeply listening and questioning societal ideologies are important for personal growth.
    How plant medicine ceremonies can be effective tools for self-discovery and healing.
    The courage that is required to sit with grief and be uncomfortable in order to find the answers you are seeking.
    How listening to our intuition and being present in the moment can guide us toward a more fulfilling life.

     

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction: Gabriel's Journey of Loss and Reinvention

    08:30 Losing Everything: Financial Fraud and Personal Grief

    13:26 Deep Listening and Questioning Ideologies

    25:04 The Courage to Sit with Grief and Embrace Discomfort

    32:23 Plant Medicine Ceremonies: Tools for Self-Discovery and Healing

    41:55 Following Intuition: A Path to a Fulfilling Life

    43:16 Conclusion: Spreading the Message of Personal Ownership

     

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    Connect with Gabriel:

    Website: www.tierraamor.org

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luis.gabriel.segura/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luis.g.segura.5

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-gabriel-segura-9bb23010/

     

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    • 43 min
    Debunking Common Leadership Myths - Colleen Slaughter

    Debunking Common Leadership Myths - Colleen Slaughter

    In this week's episode, we delve into the multifaceted world of leadership with Leadership Executive Coach and Consultant, Colleen Slaughter. Through a very passionate and thought-provoking conversation, Gary and Colleen challenge some of the common leadership myths that rob people from authentically stepping into their leadership. The discussion energizes and challenges conventional wisdom, offering listeners a fresh look at leadership development and personal growth.

     

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How emotional health and self-awareness are critical for genuine leadership.
    How the leadership muscle is built through consistency and committed daily practices.
    How the pursuit of perfection can hamper growth and limit the authenticity of a leader.
    How establishing and maintaining accountability is essential for realizing leadership goals and personal transformations. 

     

    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction to Leadership and its Misconceptions

    06:07 Leadership is Not Limited to Extroverts

    13:44 Taking Ownership and Making Choices in Leadership

    21:17 The Importance of Ownership in Leadership

    25:11 Striving for Excellence, Not Perfection

    48:52 Leadership as Self-Expression

    49:17 The Lack of Guidance in Leadership Development

    50:14 Leadership as a Superpower

     

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    Connect with Colleen:

    Website: www.boldermoves.com

    LinkeIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenslaughter/

     

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    • 51 min
    Booze Vacation: A man’s journey to reinventing his relationship with Alcohol - Clifford Stephan

    Booze Vacation: A man’s journey to reinventing his relationship with Alcohol - Clifford Stephan

     This week’s guest is Clifford Stephan, the founder of Booze Vacation. Through Booze Vacation  Clifford is encouraging other men who are casual drinkers to reflect on their relationship to alcohol and give their body a temporary reset by taking a “Booze Vacation”—an extended break from alcohol. 

    The Conversation raises some interesting points and reflects on men’s relationship with alcohol and how we depend on it to socialize, celebrate, and even relax. You may also learn a great deal about the effects even a few drinks can have on the body and how long it takes to recuperate.

    In this episode, we discuss:


    How alcohol is deeply ingrained in societal norms and social activities, making it challenging to consider a break from drinking.
    How self-awareness and reflection are essential in making an authentic choice about alcohol consumption and its impact on one's life.
    How taking a break from alcohol can have a significant impact on your health and wellness, even with low consumption.

     

    Chapters

    00:00 The experiment

    10:45 The Impact of Taking a Break from Alcohol

    14:44 The Impact of Alcohol on Men's Health and Lifestyle

    24:12 Transforming Your Life by Breaking Negative Health Habits

    33:17 Taking a Booze Vacation

    38:05 Rethinking Alcohol Consumption and Its Impact on Our Lives

     

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    Connect with Clifford:

    Website: www.boozevacation.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/boozevacation/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoozeVacation/

    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/cliffordstephan

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@cliffordstephan1

     

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    • 43 min
    Courage, Passion & Pajamas: The Magic of Owning your Purpose - Genevieve Piturro

    Courage, Passion & Pajamas: The Magic of Owning your Purpose - Genevieve Piturro

    In this powerful episode, Gary sits with Speaker, Author, and Founder of the Pajama Program, Genevieve Piturro for a deep dive into the concept of purpose—its intimidating nature for many and the tremendous potential it holds when embraced. Opening with the nuances of teaching purpose, they unfold the conversation to reveal how fear often masquerades as confusion, deterring individuals from pursuing their true calling.

     

    Genevieve recounts the pivotal moment that ignited her journey—a whisper that asked “Are 30 more years of this enough?” This led her to pivot from a corporate career to establishing the Pajama Program after realizing that something as simple as pajamas could impact disadvantaged children's lives. Since then Genevieve has made it her mission to unlock people's potential so that they too can find their “pajamas”.

    In this episode, we discuss:


     How finding purpose is a deeply personal journey that requires courage and self-reflection.
     How the ego often creates obstacles and distractions to keep us from acknowledging and owning our purpose.
     How taking small steps and embracing one's purpose, whether as a volunteer, side hustle, or full career change, is essential for personal fulfillment.
     Genevieve Pituro's exercise and workbook provide practical guidance for those seeking to define and fulfill their purpose.

     

    Chapters

    00:00   Heeding a Life-Changing Whisper

    08:10   A Businesswoman's Transition to Reading Stories in Shelters

    19:09   Discovering and Embracing Personal Purpose

    20:51   Embracing Personal Passions Beyond Monetary Gain

    23:53   The Cost of Ignoring Your True Calling

    29:26   The Distractions to Discovering Your Truth

    32:28   Letting the Heart Lead

    38:47   Embracing your Moxie

     

     

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    Connect with Genevieve:

    Website: https://www.genevievepiturro.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/genevievepiturro/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenevievePajama

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevievepiturro/

    The Pajama Program: https://pajamaprogram.org/

     

     

     

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

Sparklebear ,

Great info

Every episode of full of great perspectives and lots of great information. Give a listen to my episode “Embracing Life after Divorce”

@LMK19 ,

Enjoyable!

Came for the Hews Mayben interview and listened to more episodes. Great show!

Planetjj ,

To have clarity is to have Peace

Gary is one of the most compassionate, clear headed & forward thinking people I have ever had the privilege of getting to know.

Gary’s podcast is a true treasure, and this is an amazing platform for him to be able to really share his gifts to the world.

It’s people like Gary Montalvo that remind me of the humanity in all of us. Through the life he leads and the example he sets, I am constantly reminded that there is always reason to be optimistic about the future.

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