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With reflective questions, anecdotal stories and calls to action, Ambassador of Happiness(R) Maura Sweeney delivers messages that empowers every listener. Tune in for content that focuses on self-improvement, personal leadership and the power of happiness.
 
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As we wind down on this ABC's of NOW series, we step into a word that appears quite intimidating on its surface. However, stick with me as I take you through one such "crisis" I experienced many years ago. Discover how our willingness to pass through a crisis can bring some unexpected good on the other side! #peace #soul #rest #crisis #mind…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Laura Sicola, a speaker, coach and leadership communication expert who helps people hone their Vocal Executive Presence.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Laura talk about the importance of mastering the three C's – that's the ability to Command the room or the screen, to Connect with the audience and to Close t…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Gordon Bufton, who is a creator, serial entrepreneur, humanitarian, explorer, and founder of GeniusCreators.org.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Gordon talk about being able to make decisions that serve your speaking career. One of the key messages in this discussion is how to bring value to your audience by c…
 
Sailing through adversities. Ryan Foland speaks with speaks with Dustin Reynolds. The first double amputee to sail around the world alone. He is an Environmentalist, a Humanist and an International Man of Mystery.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Dustin talk about overcoming adversities and making choices with the situation that you h…
 
A special episode in the ABC's of NOW, we take up your role in the great shift! Discover your own influence and how you can add, remove and/or redirect your energies to things that tend to more of life ahead! #MindShift #Peace #Influence #Power #SpiritualityBy Maura Sweeney
 
Ryan Foland speaks with James Taylor, an in-demand keynote speaker and internationally recognized leader in business creativity and innovation.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and James talk about becoming a professional speaker. James also shares his tips on waiving your speaking fee – not speaking for free. One of the key messages in t…
 
As we explore our latest term in this series, you may take on an entirely different view of the word Destruction. Expect to find hope, vision and anticipation for the future ahead. This is a jam packed episode, full of content to make you think . . . anew! #Peace #Wisdom #MindShift #History #AgeOfAquarius…
 
We all seem to know what "everybody" means, but have we been mindful of seeing ourselves as part of a bigger whole? Lyrics from a popular 20th century movie, a bit of U.S. history and some personal stories bring light to a familiar, yet repetitive, experience it may be time for us to all reconsider. #Peace #Society #History…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Jeff Butler, a speaker, author and workplace strategist who helps organizations create workplaces where employees thrive.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Jeff talk about how to approach your craft to find patterns and see what works and what doesn't in formulating your speaker algorithm. One of the key message…
 
Blame, grudges and unforgiveness are as old as mankind and part of the common fabric of our cosmos. As we look back in the rear view mirror and forward to a future era, how will we relate to the subject of forgiveness? In this latest release, we take up several stories of how forgiveness to explore potential insights and outcomes. #forgiveness #cha…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with David Wood, speaker, coach, and communications ninja.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and David talk about having a counterphobic approach to life, not playing safe, and going for it even if it's a longshot.One of the key messages in this interview is that if you don't ask, you don't get.Tune in for an interview f…
 
Can you discern the goodness around and available to you or has it gotten blurred by or even replaced by counterfeits? In this latest episode of the ABC's of NOW, rediscover the essence of goodness and reclaim some of it for yourself! #peace #discernment #life #happiness #realityBy Maura A. Sweeney
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Jaime Cohen, communications coach and advisor, whose mission is to help you find The Right Words, which also happens to be the name of her company.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Jaime talk about getting comfortable on stage and finding confidence in your performance.One of the key messages in this interview …
 
What do four Hebrew letters, a modern day dream and the lyrics to one of MIchael Jackson's songs have in common? Find out in this episode of The ABC's of NOW as we navigate through the process of change and look forward to a brighter day ahead. #Peace #Consciousness #Spirituality #Dreams #ShiftBy Maura A. Sweeney
 
Ever wonder what your true identity is, apart from outward trends, ideas and other types of conformity? Who are you at your core, at your essence? In this latest episode, we review the definitions and origins of the word Identity and look forward to finding out some of the answers! #Happiness #Identity #Shift #Freedom #Peace #Authenticity…
 
A Professional Who Speaks. Ryan Foland speaks with Tamsen Webster - a messaging strategist, speaker, and author. Tamsen started off in a corporate job before she found the way to becoming, what she calls, a “professional who speaks”. In this podcast, she talks about how she manages to put the pro in professional speaker.She talks about the importan…
 
Delivering Digital Presentations. Ryan Foland speaks to Maria Soriano Young, Writing Center Director and freelance editor and Scott Allen, assistant professor of management about their latest project.When Maria and Scott first discussed working together on Scott’s new book idea, they had a very different view on what their collaboration would look …
 
Have you ever that you were in need something immediately . . . as in right NOW? In this latest episode of the ABC's of NOW, we examine the letter J and the ideas of Just in Time. Get ready for excitement, suspended animation and more to foster your imagination and uplift your soul for good things ahead. #consciousness #shift #happiness #peace #sou…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Maura Sweeney, speaker, author and the ‘Ambassador of Happiness.’ In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Maura talk about the importance of being authentic when on stage. One of the key messages in this interview is to try to connect and engage with as many audience members as possible prior to the event. Tune in fo…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Robert Knop keynote speaker, and social media strategist. He is the CEO of ‘Assist You Today’ and helps brands gain and retain clients. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Robert talk about various strategies on promoting yourself and the event you are speaking at in order to get more speaking engagements. One of…
 
In this latest episode preparing for shift and change, we examine the letter K and the word Knowing. Discover its finer definitions and root meaning, recall experiences from the past where you've "known" things for yourself and prepare to move into the future with greater confidence and assurance! #consciousness #shift #happiness #peace #soul…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Max Branstetter and Eric Sim, the former is the founder and producer of MaxPodcasting whilst the latter is a managing director at UBS Investments Bank, turned speaker with over 2 million followers on LinkedIn. In this episode of our series, Ryan, Max and Eric talk about the ten steps that are required to start your own podca…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Riaz Meghji, TV broadcaster, keynote speaker and author of “Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships”. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Riaz talk about pointing the focus forward to the audience prior to the presentation even beginning. One of the key m…
 
In this episode of preparing for change, we take up perhaps the most elementary and foundational concept of all -- LIFE! Get ready to re-examine the essence and "life" with definitions, synonyms and two exercises you can do to choose LIFE for yourself! #happiness #life #consciousness #peace #liberty #soul…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Mitch Jackson, a lawyer and social media enthusiast. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Mitch talk about ‘Clubhouse’; an invitation-only audio-chat app which is currently available for iOS users only. One of the key messages in this interview is how to make a more meaningful impact by intertwining multiple socia…
 
As we continue to chart the waters of change, get ready to re-assess and re-evaluate the concept of money. In this episode of The ABC's of NOW, we deconstruct some of its "magic" and envision a world where money might not hold as much power as we previously believed. #Soul #Peace #Change #Happiness #Money…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Laurie Schloff, a leadership speech and communication coach. She is also the president of Partners in Communication.In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Laurie talk about the recipe to the perfect talk; ingredients that are needed to create the perfect speaking soup and then how to best serve it to your audience. …
 
Mapping your presentation. Ryan Foland speaks with Sarah Weise, speaker, author, and business woman. She is the CEO and founder of a successful marketing company, BIXA. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Sarah talk about the importance of mapping out the journey, the highs and lows, of your presentation. One of the key messages in this…
 
Ryan Foland speaks with Neil Sahota, speaker, author, AI expert, and a UN adviser. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Neil talk about the importance of being a storyteller, and how the way you tell your story or what story you tell changes every time you are set to give a speech. One of the key messages in this interview is that you ha…
 
Making a lasting impression with your keynote. Ryan Foland speaks with Rebecca Heiss, keynote speaker, author, and founder of self-awareness app, ‘Icueity’. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Rebecca talk about the biology of our stone-age brains and how we can train our brains to interpret the physiological messages our bodies keep se…
 
The letter N in this series arrives during Christmas week, just in time to consider the word Nativity. Discover how during this incredible time of change, we can consider many of the concepts of birth, new birth and our getting ready to welcome a new world ahead. #PeaceOnEarth #Shift #Consciousness #Peace…
 
Mastering your pre-talk routine. Ryan Foland speaks with Rachel Gotto, a rapid transformational therapy (RTT) expert and a motivational speaker. In this episode of our podcast series, Ryan and Rachel talk about navigating through the digital world as a speaker, drawing analogies from their passion of the ocean and boats. One of the key messages in …
 
If you've been following this exciting series to help navigate yourself through the epic changes our world is going through, you won't want to miss this 12th episode. Explore the letter O and discover how the expression OMG is about to become part of our collective future! #Change #Consciousness #Peace…
 
Ready for the epic shift taking place in our world today? Keep up with every letter and its corresponding word in this special series entitled the ABC's of NOW! In this episode, consider P and the word Positivity -- you're going to need it! #Positivity #Peace #Change #ConsciousnessBy Maura Sweeney
 
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