Dr. Michelle Peticolas is a national speaker and expert on the topics of loss, emotional wounding and unresolved grief. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology and over 18 years experience coaching people through major life challenges.
She produced the award-winning 3-part documentary series, Secrets of Life and Death and leads workshops and presentations for organizations throughout Northern California, including UCSF, JFK University, UC Berkeley, and The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.
She has appeared on Voice America’s Good Grief, KDIA’s Aging By The Bay, KPFA’s Women’s Magazine and BBM Global Network’s Courage-2-Overcome. She is a featured author in the soon-to-be-released anthology: Breaking Barriers.
Click here to go to her web site!
Charles Prickett, Author, Speaker, Attorney, Activist
Dr. Charles Prickett is an attorney and a civil rights activist who participated in the 1963 March on Washington, the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March.
He personally met Dr. King while working on the Selma to Montgomery March. His personal experiences in the civil rights struggle, including the Mississippi Freedom Summer, are riveting and illustrate the difficult and dangerous ongoing struggle for civil rights in our country.
His book contains nearly 80 pictures, mostly from a movie he helped make with Richard Beymer in 1964, “A Regular Bouquet” (YouTube). This movie contains the only film record of Freedom Schools and voter registration efforts from the Freedom Summer. PBS in their series “Eyes On the Prize”, and “Freedom Summer” have used these images.
He is currently an attorney in Santa Rosa, California, has been a pro tem judge in small claims and traffic court in California for over thirty years, and has served as a mediator for the Sonoma County Superior Court.
For more information about Dr. Prickett, click here.
Here is a fascinating interview I had with Dr. Prickett on February 28.
Trami Nguyen Cron: www.VietnamEazy.com & www.ChopsticksAlley.com
Trami is the founder of Chopsticks Alley, City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and author of VietnamEazy, a novel about Mothers, Daughters and Food. She is passionate about the emergence of the VietNow culture in America. She created Chopsticks Alley as a platform for the younger Vietnamese generation to have a space to express their point of views about news, business, art, food, and culture. She hopes this platform will also help to unite the Vietnamese Community all over the world.
Carlyn Montes De Oca L.Ac, M.T.OM., Dipl. O.M.
Carlyn Montes De Oca is an author, speaker, acupuncturist, and plant-based nutritional consultant. Carlyn has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts and a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Today she is the owner of Modern Alchemy Acupuncture & Nutritional Counseling.
A passionate animal advocate, Carlyn speaks to small businesses, as well as national conferences on behalf of animals and holistic health. She was voted PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian over 50 and has been a spokesperson for In Defense of Animals’ Guardian Campaign. Today she is the founder of The Animal-Human Health Connection, which focuses on bringing awareness to the many powerful, meaningful, and unexpected ways that animals enhance human health and happiness.
Carlyn’s book, Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse, An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy & Extraordinary Life! is an Amazon bestseller in multiple categories as well as an Independent Book Publishing Award winner and a Living Now Book Award winner.
Through her devoted attention to detail and unshakeable conviction in the transforming power of Love, Anasuya has offered thousands of hours in holding a safe and healing environment for the teaching and learning experience.
Anasuya began studying and teaching A Course in Miracles in January, 1980 and she maintains a daily meditation practice of more than 40 years. In 1973, Anasuya earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. At the age of 50, she received her Master’s Degree in Transformative Art,
Anasuya has designed and facilitated over 100 A Course in Miracles study groups and more than 40 retreats focusing on Trust in the Divine. Since 1980, she has been a spiritual guide and counselor to hundreds, including individuals and families, mentoring Self-love.
Anasuya is committed to helping you learn how to heal and love yourself. She teaches how to identify and let go of your fears, listen to and trust the Still Small voice within. She offers mindfulness techniques that access higher states of Awareness to effect real and sustainable change in yourself and in your life.
Anasuya can be reached at email@example.com or 707-889-3510.
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor
Mary Eileen Williams, M.A., NCCC, is a job search expert, author, blogger and podcast host. As a Nationally Board Certified Career Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Career Development, she has over twenty-five years’ experience working as a career strategist for jobseekers and career changers. Her book, Land the Job You Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers Over 50 provides mature applicants with the critical information they need to successfully navigate today’s competitive job market.
Eileen is an active contributor to the Huffington Post, writing job search articles for Huff/Post 50. She is also the host/founder of the popular boomer blog and podcast, Feisty Side of Fifty.
Robert Ryan, CPCC – Business Coach – Ryan Business Design – www.RobertaRyan.com
In this interview Roberta and I have a lively discussion about what it takes to achieve success. She shares insights and stories from her three decades in business.
In her work, Roberta supports business owners who are passionate about their work but unsure how to maneuver the complexities of business. With compassion, practicality and decades of experience, her mission to help you trust what you feel called to do and design a realistic plan to make it real.
Courtland McPherson MSW, LCSW
Courtland McPherson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to holding certificates in ‘Advanced Clinical Practice’ and ‘Clinical Issues in Adoption and Foster Care’, he was a trainer for the Providence Men’s project. He is a clinical supervisor and case consultant.
Past speaking engagements include ‘The Art of Listening’ and have addressed such topics as trauma, overcoming fear, and pathways to a meaningful life. He is working toward a doctorate degree in psychodynamic psychotherapy with research focused on social connectedness.
He is a terrible guitar player, aspiring runner, avid adventure seeker and lifetime learner of all things fantastic. He owns and operates Little Red Telescope, a private psychotherapy practice helping people to rediscover the joys of healthy mind, body and living.
He can be reached at: Info@LittleRedTelescope.com or www.LittleRedTelescope.com
January 25, 2017 – Elyce Kliein – Certified Master Health Coach – Adult and Senior Wellness
August 31, 2016 – Pauline Laurent – Certified Life Coach/Speaker/Author
Life Style Changes – If you want a different future, you can’t continue to use the same tools.
New tools, perspectives, strategies and ongoing support coupled with a sense of humor
and self-compassion are available when working with Pauline as your coach.\
Pauline Laurent, CPCC
Certified Life Coach/Speaker/Author
June 1, 2016 – Maitri Joy
June 22, 2016 – Robert A. Schulman, MD, Pain Management, West Count Integrative MedicineDr. Schulman was in private practice in Manhattan from 1997 to 2011. He opened Marin Integrative Physiatry, located in Novato, California, in May of 2012, then served as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine in PMR at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC in Richmond VA. He is now back in Sebastapol, Sonoma County, CA, in private practice at West County Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Schulman’s specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Functional Medicine, Orthopedic Medicine (prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections, ultrasound guided injections), Medical Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Movement reeducation.
July 6, 2016 – Marjorie Favuzzi
Certified Life Coach, EFT Matrix Practitioner, ADD and Addiction Specialist, ISP for State of California, Dept. of Rehabilitation
850 Third St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
www.successinhand.comMarjorie Favuzzi is the owner and director of Success In Hand. A Certified Life Coach, Brain Gym instructor, Emotional Freedom Technique Matrix Practitioner, ADD and Addiction Specialist, Marjorie has been guiding clients to optimize their brain, bust through procrastination, and release trauma for more than 20 years. As a coach, staff educator, dynamic speaker, and provider for the State of California Department of Rehabilitation, Marjorie has empowered many people, ages 8 to 80, to reach their potential and reconnect to their passion for life.
February 3rd, 2016 – Rebecca Hall Gruyter – Founder/Owner of Your Purpose Driven Practice
- Women’s Empowerment Series events and TV show
- The Speaker Talent Search,
- Talk Radio Show Host and Guest Training Programs, and
- Rebecca’s Money Summit.
Her books include:
- Succeeding Against All Odds
- You Are Whole, Perfect and Complete
- Catch Your Star; Becoming Outrageously Successful:
Rebecca is committed to helping line up your business and finances with your values, so that YOU can impact the world powerfully!
To learn more, go to: www.YourPurposeDrivenPractice.com
- www.EmpoweredConnectionsTV.com (TV Channel)
- www.EmpoweringWomenTransformingLives.com (Radio Show)
Nancy Gaines, MBA, PMP
Business Productivity Expert | Speaker | Best Selling Author
For almost two decades, Nancy has helped some of today’s top Fortune 500 companies across a wide spectrum of industries work through their toughest challenges. As a successful serial entrepreneur herself – launching three companies – Nancy knows firsthand that investing in the counsel of an outside expert is often the difference between success and failure.
Nancy’s extensive corporate experience allows her to quickly see the Big Picture, identify the bottlenecks, problems, and issues. As a result, she can offer you a selection of the most cost-effective and time-sensitive solutions you need to resolve even the trickiest of challenges fast and efficiently.
Inga Lizdenyte is a speaker, life coach and author, with a heart-felt passion to share her testimony of God’s power to overcome the difficulties all of us face….a power she personally experienced when she lost both her legs and the use of her left arm in an automobile accident.
Her story is one of transformation through Jesus Christ, from being completely helpless (including her ability to speak or move) in Lithuania to rebuilding her life here in America.
Since her accident, Inga now does speaking engagements in both Europe and the United States.
December 9, – Kimi Avary, MA – Founder of the Conscious Couples Network
Listen and enjoy the insightful conversation I had with Kimi Avary on December 9, 2015.
Kimi has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelors Degree in Family Studies and Human Development, and is a Licensed Relationship Coach.
We talked about, her work, and er new book, Falling in Love, Staying In Love.
Stephanie Staidle, founder of the Right Brain Academy and the Right Brain Entrepreneur, is a licensed art therapist and performance coach
Stephanie has been featured as an expert on NBC, TedxFidiWomen 2013 in San Francisco and SXSW in 2014 and 2015.
Using cutting-edge techniques based in the newest findings of neuroscience, her methodology gets you unstuck and moving in the best direction to create fulfillment and abundance, fast.
In her work over the past ten years with both individuals and companies, clients have consistently reported breakthroughs in performance, confidence, and happiness.
To go to Stephanie’s Right Brain Academy, click here
To go to Stephanie’s Right Brain Entrepreneur, click here
October 28, 2015 – Dr. David Sortino – Clinical/Developmental Psychology – Expert in Neurofeedback
Dr. Sortino holds a Master’s Degree in Human Development from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Clinical/developmental Psychology from Saybrook University.
His workshops provide parents and teachers with up-to-date research concerning The Child’s Learning Brain.
Click here to listen to a FASCINATING interview.
October 7, 23015 – The Rohnert Park Health Center – Eliot Enriquez and Ciera Pratt
The Rohnert Park Health Center is an affiliate of Petaluma Health Center, a non-profit organization that provides primary medical care, chronic disease care, nutrition services, dental care, integrative medicine and behavioral and mental health services to residents of Southern Sonoma County.
Ciera Pratt joined Petaluma Health Center in 2013 and played an active role in the opening of Rohnert Park Health Center in 2015. Serving as the Community Relations Manager for the Health Centers, Ciera oversees marketing, public relations and community engagement. Before joining the Petaluma Health Center, Ciera worked in a variety of nonprofits in both Southern and Northern California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Leadership and Nonprofit Management from the University of San Diego.
September 30, 2015 – Chance Massaro – The Third Successful Brain Fair
Successful Brain Fair 2015
The third annual Sonoma County Premier Event
- ALL AGES WELCOME
Saturday, October 10th 10:00-4:00
Finley Community Center, Santa Rosa
- ALL AGES WELCOME
Janet Caliri is a human potential practitioner whose mission is igniting human potential. She is a former medical professional in cardiovascular radiology, professional photographer, a certified life coach, published author and trained artist teacher for emotionally disturbed and at-risk youth at an award winning non-profit in LA.
Janet is the founder of Visible Transitions. After gone through many life transitions herself, the latest being a five year illness that stole her life force, Visible Transitions was born from combining her top passions and skills to devote to our next generation. This photographic methodology effectively supports people who are challenged in or about to embark upon a life transition. This is done by charting progress, one click at a time, while exploring self-care and non-dual science techniques. Please join Janet in her vision of creating joy and ease for youngsters who are challenged in a life transition
Ms. Caliri resides in the San Francisco bay area and is a practitioner at the Sebastopol Wellness Center. She enjoys bicycling, hiking, singing, writing and photography.
Deborah Myers, director of Health at Your Fingertips, works with people who want to feel healthier, stronger and more vital. She helps you reduce stress, relieve pain, and begin healing. Through use of the energy balancing techniques of acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu, Deborah helps boost your energy, creativity and productivity. She has helped thousands of people discover how they can easily and effortlessly improve their lives and have health at their fingertips! To find out more about individual sessions, workplace wellness programs and workshops go to www.healthatyourfingertips.com.
Deborah has created an animation video of self-help acupressure that teachers are using in their classrooms to help students be more focused and productive. Information about the Daily Clean Your House Flow video and books can be seen at www.dailycleanyourhouseflow.com. You can see a sample of the animation video and discover how easy it is to make a difference in the lives of children you know.
Deborah can be reached at (707) 546-5692 or at Deborah@healthatyourfingertips.com.
August 5, 2015 – Nina Marie
Nina has been in the beauty industry for 38 years. Then…over twenty years ago, she got involved in the wellness industry, which was a perfect match; helping people look good and feel good on the inside as well as on the outside.
She learned of remarkable discoveries – both ancient and modern – in health and wellness that opened the door to a much larger and fulfilling world, allowing her to share what she has learned to raise your quality of life. Today she is able to have freedom to do what she loves to do making a positive difference in health ans well-being, while pursuing other ways to share her knowledge and enrich of the lives of many.
July 15, 2015 – Joy Kendall – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Education Specialist, Speaker
Joy works with couples and individuals who would like support in weathering some of life’s most challenging issues, often overcoming past trauma and charting a course that aligns with their authentic nature as children of God in a broken, but much loved world. Joy and I discuss the pattern of listening, communication and resolution that God modeled for us in dealing with the breakdown within the first family back in the Garden of Eden as told in the book of Genesis in the Bible as well as other interesting issues regarding changes in the mental health community. (If you have something else you’d rather say about what we talked about, I’d be fine with that as I can’t really remember what we said on air as opposed to what we talked about at breakfast and between segments…so…I’m sure you will know just what should be said.)
July 8, 2015 – Cathy Olsen – President of Interim Healthcare of Santa Rosa
Cathy is the franchise owner of Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa. She has been in the Home Care and Staffing industry for close to 10 years. She was a caregiver for both of her parents which started her down the path of working with Seniors. After having lost them both due to cancer and Parkinson’s disease, she decided to open her own business.
Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa is a Home Care and Staffing agency serving all of Sonoma County, California. They are dedicated to delivering In-home Senior Care Services with unmatched compassion. Interim HealthCare employs an experienced staff of homecare experts and licensed professionals that practice their craft with integrity and pride.
June 24, 2015 – Ian Wilkerson – Board Certified Music Therapist and Founder of Bay Area Music Therapy
Ian Wilkerson received a Bachelors of Music with dual majors in Music Therapy and Songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He is a person-centered therapy provider who specializes in supporting creativity, self-expression and self-empowerment. He has refined his skills through years of extensive study, practice and performance. Ian is also the founder of Bay Area Music Therapy.
June 17, 2015 – Dorothy Salmon – Board President of the Pathway Home in Napa Valley
Dorothy has been a vital part of over 12 organizations in Napa, but her passion is for The Pathway Home.
Pathway is a residential treatment center for veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are impacted by Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury and other post-combat mental health challenges. Listen in on my interview with Dorothy as she talks about the challenges which veterans are facing, and how The Pathway Home provides the tools to successfully reintegrate these warriors back into their families and the community at large.
May 20, 2015 – Carolyn Dunn – Certified Life and Career Coach, Author and Speaker
Carolyn Dunn partners with midlife and mid-career women who, having launched their children, are ready to launch themselves. No stalling at midlife.
She likes to collaborate with Christian women in discovering untapped strengths and interests so they can step into their next decade with excitement.
Her focus is on “What’s Next?” and she believes “the best is yet to come.”
April 29, 2015 – Roy Johnson – Attorney – After a Death Occurs
We don’t really think about death until we get old, and even then we can’t do anything about it.
But we really can! Especially for the people who love us, and whom we love.
So this interview, I talk with Roy Johnson, an attorney and friend right here in Santa Rosa. He talks about what you CAN do before you die, and what might happen if you don’t!
April 22, 2015 – Donna Colfer – Certified Money Coach and Counselor, Speaker, and Writer
Donna combines practical financial guidance, sound psychological principles and universal spiritual beliefs to guide her clients to a more conscious awareness of their limiting behaviors relative to money. She also writes a monthly column in the Kenwood Press called “Understanding Your Relationship with Money.”
Here is the interview I had with Donna on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015. Enjoy!!!
April 15, 2015 – Steven Campbell on The Brain That Changes Itself
In this audio of Steven’s radio broadcast on April 15th, he talks about The Brain That Changes Itself, the work of Dr. Norman Doidge, and how the power of positive thinking finally has gained scientific credibility ENJOY!
March 11, 2015 Dan Raff – Attorney
Dan Raff is the principal attorney of Raff Law, APC. He helps clients throughout Sonoma County with litigation and transaction services in the areas of real estate, construction, and business law.
Dan talked about how lawyers are taught to address legal issues, and shared some of his experiences as a former prosecutor in Solano County. He also provided some resources for non-attorneys to educate themselves on the law so that they can be knowledgeable about their legal issue when they meet an attorney for the first time.
You can visit his website at: www.rafflawoffice.com, or you can contact him at: Telephone: (707) 879-8040, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 4, 2015 – Cathy Turney – Award-winning Author, Writer and Realtor
Cathy Turney has been making fun of real estate for 25-plus years as Broker/Managing Partner at Better Homes Realty (San Francisco Bay Area). She shared some of her hilarious stories and insights about the sales business in today’s chat.
An award-winning Realtor and writer, her columns have been published in national magazines, the San Francisco Chronicle, and she writes for Inman News, The Lighter Side of Real Estate, and the Clayton Gazette. Her second book, Laugh Your Way to Real Estate Sales Success, published in 2015, hit number one on Amazon’s Kindle list.
Contact Cathy at:
February 18, 2015 – Fran Bengtsson – Client Liaison
Frances Bengtsson is the Client Liaison for At your Service Home Care. She has worked in the Home Care Industry for 23 years, she has been with At Your Service for 8 years.
If you or someone you know needs care call her at 707-573-1003.
Or go to her her Website: www.ayshomecare.net
Listen to her amazing interview on KOWS!
February 11, 2015 – Lauren Darges – Spiritual Guide and Emotional Coach
Lauren Darges is a spiritual guide and emotional coach who supports conscious, capable, motivated men and women who are ready to be free from reactive patterns, deepen their spiritual awareness and live their best self.
She offers effective tools for calming the nervous system, dealing with triggers and building capacity for living life with more ease and resiliency.
To find out about private sessions or for a listing of current classes and retreats see www.healingandtransformation.com.
December 17, 2014 – Jen Julius – LIfe Coach and Radio Host
- Find clarity in their lives
- Improve their communication (especially with their own self-talk!)
- Boost their confidence (which then helps them achieve their goals)
- Consistently live a healthier and happier life!
In this interview we discussed the challenging journey and unique experiences that brought Jen to where she is today, as well as her beliefs about why many people do not reach their goals- and how they could easily start!
For more information about Jen and her upcoming 28-Day Jumpstart to New Year’s Solutions, click on http://www.jenjulius.com/28-day-jumpstart/
You can “Follow” Jen at http://instagram.com/jenjuliuscoaching
And “Like” Jen at www.facebook.com/JenJuliusCoaching
December 10, 2014 – Summer Simonton – International Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur
Enjoy my interview with Summer on Wednesday, December 10th!
October 22, 2014 – The Mind-Body Connection – Dr. Dave Harvitz on how we think affects…virtually….EVERYTHING!
October 17, 2014 – Steven Campbell – Creating Goals that Work Now…and for the Rest of Your Life
Think about this. Most of us have goals throughout our lives. But they are often vague, really hard to keep (like keeping that weight off, or maintaining that temper), confusing, conflicting, unchallenging, or simply meaningless.
Even more frustrating is that our goals don’t bring about the real long-term changes we want in our lives.
However, those long-term changes are what you want.
So in this radio program, i’ll be spending the next 45 minutes talking about how to create goals in your life that actually work…both now and for the rest of your life!
October 15, 2014 – Steven Campbell – What Everyone Ought to Know About Their Feelings
In this broadcast, I talk about the fact that we are not thinking people who feel, we are FEELING people who think! And yet, our feelings seem so crazy sometimes. Where do they come from? How can I control them. CAN I control them. And what do I do them when facing the tragedies that all of us have faced, or will be facing.
September 24, 2014 – Eoanna Passidakis – Life Transformation Coach, Mentor & Speaker
Eoanna is a Life Transformation Coach, Mentor & Speaker. Her passion is helping women transform obstacles, and overcome overwhelm and awaken their inner Wise Woman so they can create an empowered and joy filled life they love!
Reach her for Complimentary Phone Consultation and a free recording of “Chaos 2 Calm Teleclass!”
September 17, 2014 – Betsy Graziani Fasbinder on Rewriting Your Life
Betsy, Psychotherapist, Professional Writer, Author of Fire and Water, has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award, a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces.
But more importantly her insight into Rewriting Our Lives made this one of the more amazing interviews I have ever had.
Don’t miss it!!!
September 10th, 2014 – Al and Sunny Lockwood
Al and Sunny Lockwood have traveled the world by foot, rail, and air and cruise ship. Their first travel memoir on the Panama Canal captures their unforgettable moments.
August 20th, 2014 – Sylvia Wynn Lindeman
On August 20th we spoke to Sylvia Wynn Lindeman about her amazing ability to develop leaders and organizations. Sylvia’s passion is in:
- And resolving conflicts
So….in these three interviews we discovered how executives really think!
July 30th, 2014 – Collette Michaud from the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
On Wednesday, July 30th, Collette Michaud, the Founder and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County was my guest.
Collette’s mission is to inspire our children’s creativity by playing and exploring. We spoke about how the museum is doing just that, and where it is going in the future!