SELF POWER NOW!

Debbie Gisonni

Tune IN and Turn ON your SELF POWER NOW! A limited series podcast where Debbie Gisonni (author, women’s empowerment leader and goddess of happiness) talks to 33 amazing women who share their stories and expert advice – from the amusing to the profound – about life, happiness, health, love and success. You’ll be inspired to tap into your own AGELESS SELF POWER, no matter where you are in life. read less
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A life well-lived at 90 years young and still going strong!
15-07-2023
A life well-lived at 90 years young and still going strong!
At 90 years young, Jo Balk has lived a life of challenges and triumphs. With determination, love, therapy and an adventurous spirit, she was able to overcome depression and alcoholism, and have a happy marriage lasting 37 years. Jo talks about growing up with a mentally ill mother, the ending of her first two marriages and the wild adventures she had traveling around the world. Navigate your own life journey by learning about Jo’s.  In this episode you’ll hear: - How psychotherapy can save you. - What really matters in life. - Things you can do to stay young at heart. - What relationships teach you about yourself. If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook.  You can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/PTBgXXnNyYE About Jo:  Jo Balk recently celebrated her 90th birthday.  Like many people who are gifted with longevity, Jo has overcome many challenges in life.  Despite her emotionally trying childhood being raised by a bi-polar mother, Jo excelled in academics and music.  She earned two college degrees while raising two young children during a troubled marriage.  Early in her marriage she battled clinical depression.  Her marriage sadly dissolved after 18 years.  Her second marriage failed after two years.  She slowly spiraled into alcoholism, but after meeting her third husband she realized she could destroy a beautiful, budding relationship and sought help for her alcoholic drinking and stopped cold turkey.  That was 41 years ago! Between her three marriages Jo raised her two sons and helped raise 7 more kids.  Later she became a CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, and worked for eight years with an abandoned child who was in foster care.  With her Masters Degree in Counseling,  Jo worked 12 years counseling teens. Jo and her husband traveled the world on wildlife adventures and she has continued psychotherapy off and on throughout her life.  She is a firm believer that if people who needed counseling had easy access to it, the world might be a safer, more productive place. Connect with Debbie: Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
How the Enneagram can improve all your relationships
01-07-2023
How the Enneagram can improve all your relationships
Have you ever wondered why you get along with some people and not with others? Or felt that you and your partner can’t see eye to eye? Enneagram expert and teacher, Suzanne Dion, says the answers can be uncovered by understanding which one of the 9 types you identify with in the Enneagram system. Your foundational personality will define how you operate and interact with others in the world. In this episode, you’ll learn:How nature and nurture both play a role in how you relate to others.How the Enneagram can improve communication with your partner.The role of acceptance, tolerance and compassion in all relationships.How to be a better parent by recognizing your child’s uniqueness.How you can turn a negative trait into a positive one.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SQbFIDZHzjEAbout Suzanne:Suzanne is a teacher, coach, and educator of the Enneagram system for personal and professional growth, having certified with the Palmer-Daniels Enneagram Professional Training School, now called The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), Suzanne is one THE SHIFT NETWORK’S Enneagram presenter faculty and was one of the founding board members of the Enneagram Prison Project (EPP). With EPP, Suzanne spent several years developing curriculum and teaching the Enneagram in California jails and San Quentin State Prison to both incarcerated men and women.Suzanne co-wrote, The Enneagram, Relationships, and Intimacy: Understanding One Another Leads to Loving Better and Living More Fully with her mentor David Daniels, M.D., marrying the Enneagram and Dr. Dan Siegel's Mindful Awareness and attachment research. Her aim is the bettering of human relationships through intrapersonal healing that promotes greater developmental capacity — less relational suffering and greater self-mastery. Her work is about increasing emotional literacy, self-sovereignty, and intimacy — with both self and others.Connect with Suzanne:Email: suzanne@suzannedion.comWebsite:  https://suzannedion.comBook: https://a.co/d/3Wyh13NConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube:
Get out of your box and be a renaissance woman and parent.
15-06-2023
Get out of your box and be a renaissance woman and parent.
You don’t have to be one thing. Work in one thing. Or, accomplish one thing. Vered Cohen-Barzilay shows us that you can be every “thing”, and you don’t have to be relegated to only one box, no matter what challenges you and your family face. Vered talks about growing up with ADHD, surviving financial struggles and utilizing both her creative and engineering talents to make a difference in the world for women, children and human rights.In this episode you’ll hear:Ways to recognize and support unique talents in children with ADHD and other differencesHow to celebrate all your talents and put them to good useThe silver linings in tragedyWays to cope with financial lossWhy women need to come together for world changeIf you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pDkcfDomjUQAbout Vered: Vered Cohen Barzilay is an Israeli-born entrepreneur and advocate for aviation and space. She is the Founder and CEO of “Out of the Box”, an international social enterprise promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in aerospace. Out of the Box trains hundreds of students from high schools, universities and professionals every week in 9 different countries and 3 sections (Israel; USA; Italy). Vered is a mentor at UNOOSA, Space4women program, she is also a mentor at the space accelerator Starburst IAI, she is a Global Women in Leadership Award (GCPIT) winner (2022), 100 TOP Women in Aerospace & Aviation To Follow on LinkedIn 2022, and 1000+ space tech leaders list (2021), Space tech analytics.Connect with Vered:Website: https://www.scienceaccelerator.spaceLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vered-susanne-cohen-barzilay-otb/Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Angels, saints and Mother Mary. One woman’s journey into the spirit world.
01-06-2023
Angels, saints and Mother Mary. One woman’s journey into the spirit world.
Have you ever wondered what exists beyond your physical world? And, if there are spirits, saints, deceased family members and angels who are available to help and guide you? Spiritual healer, Lori Tierney, has been talking to spirits from the unseen realm since she was three years old and currently channels Mother Mary. Listen to this lively conversation about Lori’s spiritual life journey along with her insights on reincarnation, soul contracts and channeling. In this episode you’ll hear:How a near death experience changed Lori’s lifeWhere and who spirit messages come fromHow to discern what’s true and not from channelersWhy soul agreements are importantHow to remove cellular memory causing you harmIf you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ceWJOyOGjNgAbout Lori:Lori Tierney, IIDA, NCIDQ, a native of Los Angeles, has spent over twenty years in and around Sedona studying Feng Shui, Reiki, Indigenous spiritual practices, local geomancy, and sacred sites. Lori is an artist, writer, (author, “Cougar Yoga”) and avid student of Bhakti yoga, Feng Shui practitioner, spiritual counselor, and Reiki master-energy healer. She has led spiritual retreats to Kauai, Maui, Sedona, Joshua Tree and Ojai over the years. Lori walks in two worlds: The corporate world and Spiritual world and her clients include individuals and corporations in the fields of government, entertainment, high technology and business. She is currently working on a divination card deck, “Soul Sketch Tarot”, featuring her art and messages from the Ascended Masters and Arch Angels. Their messages for humanity are vital at this important time of planetary transformation.Things mentioned in the episode:Mt Shasta summer conference: https://thepromiserevealed.net/Connect with Lori:Email: Loritierney108@gmail.com PEMF Healing Technologies: https://Centropix.us/tierneymanagement  Web Site: https://www.Loritierney.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082057334737Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lalunalorirealme/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-tierney-iida-ncidq-aa32868/Telegram: https://t.me/Maijaka Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts:
Saying “yes” to being a human (not a number) at work
15-05-2023
Saying “yes” to being a human (not a number) at work
Stela Lupushor has always said “yes” to opportunities without overthinking their possible outcome. She took risks and made sacrifices that brought her from Ukraine to Russia and eventually to the U.S. to help humanize the workplace. Whether you’re a manager or an individual employee there’s a lot you can do to say “yes” and create a workplace that makes people feel good about themselves and their job. In this episode you’ll hear:Why saying “yes” matters most when life isn’t going your way.How to stick to a plan, but be open to other avenues when they arise.New ways to be employed and to employ others.Red-flags to watch out for when looking for a job.Silver linings about work from the pandemic.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/-YUe1eEbe0gAbout Stela: Stela Lupushor is a thought leader, speaker, educator and futurist on a mission to humanize the workplace through the use of design thinking, technology, analytics and future thinking to create inclusive workplaces. She is the co-author of "Humanizing Human Capital: Invest in Your People for Optimal Business Returns” and "Humans At Work: The Art and Practice of Creating the Hybrid Workplace”. Connect with Stela:Website: www.reframe.work Twitter: @slupusho Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Empowering women and girls to create a better world.
01-05-2023
Empowering women and girls to create a better world.
Growing up in Zimbabwe as one of twelve children, Lumbie Mlambo didn’t feel poor, but empowered. Later in life, she came to realize that around the world, women and girls are continually disadvantaged through culture, environment, gender bias and education. So, she decided to do something about it! Listen to Lumbie’s journey and learn how you too can make a difference in your family, community or the world.In this episode you’ll hear:How death and near death can be blessings in your life.Why feminine energy needs to be recognized and brought to the forefront in society.Simple things you can do to support women and girls in your community.Why trusting in a higher power can help you overcome any challenge in life.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gj6OXjGL6q8About Lumbie: Inspired by her orphaned father who was a revered humanitarian in his local community, Lumbie took the leap to continue her father’s legacy. She started the 501(c)(3) nonprofit JB Dondolo, after her father’s namesake. JB Dondolo’s mission is to make it easy for underserved communities to access natural resources essential for life. Lumbie makes her voice heard about the issues impacting women and girls globally, sharing her insights on improving people’s lives and restoring dignity. In 2019, Lumbie received the UN Global Leadership Award for her work on Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6). She is a proud Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Alumni and Ambassador, the Top 90 of Bayer Foundation’s Women Empowerment Award, the WIMA SDG Champion Award, the ASEB SheForShe Champion of the Year, and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Community Hero Award. Lumbie is a Global Goals Ambassador. She’s a graduate from Texas Woman’s University. Connect with Lumbie:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lumbie-mlambo-7ab65019/Twitter: https://twitter.com/lumbiemlamboInstagram: https://Instagram.com/lumbiemlamboWebsite: https://jbdondolo.org Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn:
How to Live Your Dreams Even When Your Dreams Don’t Come True
15-04-2023
How to Live Your Dreams Even When Your Dreams Don’t Come True
Whether you’re in your forties or seventies, life and work can blossom into incredible ways if you’re willing and open to all possibilities. Stephanie Herman was a Principal Ballerina until an injury stopped her in her tracks. But, instead of giving up, she persevered and found ways to utilize her many talents, learn from her experiences and never give up on her dreams. Now, at 72 years “young”, Stephanie continues to pursue her passions through dance and Pilates, while teaching others how to live life to their fullest.In this episode you’ll hear:How to stay motivated when your dreams are crushed.The power of humor and humility in life and work.How acceptance can get you through the tough times.Why you shouldn’t listen to negative critics.How to stay young at any age.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook.You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/u_JSwioHuKEAbout Stephanie:Stephanie Herman is a well-renowned second-generation master Pilates teacher with an unbeatable passion and a unique approach to teaching — one that is inspirational and embodies the physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of well-being. At 20, she became Principal Ballerina with Geneva Ballet working directly with George Balanchine. Dancing with Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail Baryshnikov on some of the world's most prominent stages.  Her Pilates Ballet Wellness program was born from efforts to heal herself.  As principal ballerina, tremendous demands were put on her body, depending upon it not only for her livelihood but for the source of her life's passion -- dance. At the age of 21, she was seriously injured and then cured by Carola Trier, the first disciple of Joseph Pilates.In fact, she ended up even stronger than before. Things mentioned in the episode:Ballerina - Stephanie’s one woman show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GorYu3NTc4IThe Stephanie Herman Show featuring WildAid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg2n_z5FJ1kConnect with Stephanie:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilatesSH/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-herman-7906498/Twitter: https://twitter.com/pilatessteph?lang=enInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/herman_me/Vimeo:  https://vimeo.com/user17534158 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKJfIuwzX3t1pkGBQ2xvmDwConnect
Get out of your box and access your innate creativity
01-04-2023
Get out of your box and access your innate creativity
Have you ever thought you’re not a creative person? That isn’t true! Anyone can tap into their innate creative abilities and enjoy a more fulfilling life. In fact, creativity will enhance everything else in your life, including your day job if you have one. Guest, Sejal Budholiya considers herself quite normal although she holds four scientific patents and is also an accomplished author and dancer who helps underserved children tap into their creativity.In this episode you’ll hear:How to support your children’s creative interests.Why creativity is important for both adults and children.How to carve out “me” time every day.Ways that dancing nurtures your body and soul.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dp5Cj1fpfpkAbout Sejal:Sejal Budholiya currently works at Collins Aerospace after graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. During her undergraduate studies, she published 4 papers and filed 4 patents. She is passionate about utilizing design in space for life on Earth. Sejal is also a published author, a trained artist with a diploma in fine arts, and a trained Kathak dancer with a senior diploma and a degree in folk dance. Sejal is the Asia Pacific Regional Executive Secretary for the Space Generation Advisory Council. She served as the Chairperson of SEDS India and the National Representative at SEDS Earth. At the Swarovski Foundation: Creatives for our Future Cohort, she is leading a ‘Gaia’ campaign, presenting her ideas for menstruation in space in collaboration with United Nations Office for partnerships. Through her non-profit organization, Neysa, Sejal teaches performing arts to the underprivileged. She believes in taking chances and learning one new thing each day. Connect with Sejal:Website: https://sejal-budholiya.netlify.app/Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Love is all you need and it’s easy to access anytime, anywhere.
15-03-2023
Love is all you need and it’s easy to access anytime, anywhere.
Jenai Lane has been seeing and talking to spirit guides and angels since she was a child. While this might seem like a special gift to you and me, Jenai says everyone has access to information from the invisible realms. To quote the Beatles – “All you need is LOVE.”  Once you’re able to tap into your innate being, which is pure love, the answers you’ve been waiting for come naturally. Jenai’s book, “What Would Love Say?” can be used as a guide to help you do just that.In this episode you’ll hear:Simple ways to access messages from your spirit guides and angelsHow to tune out negativity in your lifeWhat you need to know right now to live a more loving lifeHow self-love will ignite all kinds of love in your lifeIf you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ham8DGdf-U0About Jenai Lane:Jenai Lane is the Founder of the Spirit Coach® Method, a non-dogmatic approach to accessing the spirit within. Through her gift of seeing and illuminating the Divine Self, she has helped thousands of people around the world transform their lives and awaken to their true nature. Jenai is the author of, What Would Love Say?, Spirit Led Instead: The Little Playbook of Limitless Transformation and Spirit Led Instead Playbook. She is a sought after intuitive, speaker and coach trainer. She also leads spiritual pilgrimages and retreats to sacred sites around the globe to activate the light within. Jenai is an award-winning entrepreneur who has appeared in media world-wide. Learn more about Jenai at SpiritCoachTraining.com.  Connect with Jenai:Website: SpiritCoachTraining.comBook Webpage: SpiritCoachTraining.com/love Free Online Course: https://app.ruzuku.com/courses/5045/enroll Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
From Spousal Abuse to Happiness. How One Woman Took Back Her Power.
01-03-2023
From Spousal Abuse to Happiness. How One Woman Took Back Her Power.
Happiness entrepreneur, Anita Kumari, had a long journey before she could take back her power after years of physical and emotional abuse by her ex-husband. After he intentionally caused her to miscarriage, she knew she had to find a way out. Through her own inner strength, spiritual values and help from others, she finally came full circle back to the happy woman she had lost long ago.In this episode you’ll hear:Telltale signs you’re in a toxic relationship.Why time is not on your side when being abused.How spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga help you find clarity.The biggest blocks to your own happiness.Simple tips on being happy every day.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/svArXJzRafAAbout Anita:Anita Kumari Srivastava is an award-winning coach, author, speaker, poet and entrepreneur. She was the recipient of the Woman of Influence 2020 and Community Hero awards and has been featured in FOX, NBC, ABC, SVBJ, IndTV, IndiaPost. She is the Founder and Chief Strategist of HappinessFactors, the bridge between mental wellness and the holistic best of the East and West. She is an abuse thriver and worked in Tech for over a decade before starting her passion project HappinessFactors, your one stop shop for everything mental wellness. HappinessFactors solutions combine the holistic best of the East and West to offer unique, sustainable mental wellness solutions.“Being happy does not mean you don’t have any problems, being happy makes you better equipped to handle them.” - Anita in Find Your Happy.Links of things mentioned in this episode:Happiness Factors on the App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/happiness-factors/id1575587044Connect with Anita:Website:  www.happinessfactors.comYouTube: https://bit.ly/HappinessfactorsSpotify: HappinessFactorsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappinessFactorsLinkedIn:  https://bit.ly/LIHappinessfactors Insta: https://www.instagram.com/happinessfactors/Twitter: https://twitter.com/happinessfasterTumblr:   https://bit.ly/sustainhappinessConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts:
Are you stuck in the same old pattern? Get inspired to think bigger!
15-02-2023
Are you stuck in the same old pattern? Get inspired to think bigger!
After two decades of running her conscious leadership business in Australia, Cathy had an epiphany while visiting Africa that changed her life forever. If you’ve ever wished for a higher purpose or a catalyst to get you out of your comfort zone and start something new in life, listen to Cathy’s story and advice. Her soul-searching journey enabled her to transfer her skills into an international organization helping women and children on two continents. In this episode you’ll hear:Two questions you need to answer to get you unstuck in life and workSimple things you can do to serve humanityWhy it’s important to think beyond your own needsHow to get out of your comfort zoneWhat it means to live a conscious lifeIf you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/W8vvWVKcQkkAbout Cathy: Cathy Dimarchos is the founder of Solutions2you and is recognized as an impactful Global award-winning Business Advisor and Leadership Coach who is known as an Intentionally Conscious Visionary and Mentor to people who choose to influence for impact.She is a humanitarian who works in Africa and who has a passion in developing future leaders to create economic security for women and the future generation. Her commitment in developing and shaping minds, is all about creating Influential Leaders that shape a better tomorrow. Cathy is a highly sought-after international award-winning author and Speaker, two times TedX speaker who develops CONSCIOUS LEADERSHIP and supports you to think BIGGER, be comfortable with being uncomfortable, unlearn patterns that don’t serve you and then equips you to step forward with clarity to reach your goals.Cathy dedicates her three decades in finance and scaling businesses as well being a qualified Counsellor, to sharing knowledge that combines people, business, and situational skills to create impact and influence.Connect with Cathy:Website : www.solutions2you.com.auFB: Cathy Dimarchos - Mentor and Coach at Solutions2YouInstagram: @solutions2you_consultingLinkedin: Solutions2You Pty Ltd Instagram: @cathydimarchosLinkedin Cathy DimarchosTikTok: cathy_dimarchosConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts:
What You Need to Know but Never Learned about Weight Loss
01-02-2023
What You Need to Know but Never Learned about Weight Loss
Are you confused about what diet is right for you or what foods you should eat? Has your weight been steadily increasing or yo-yoing between diets? At times, we all have issues with food and weight loss, but the answer isn’t in the latest diet fad. Nor is it only about what you eat but rather how and why. Join Health Coach, Jenn Trepeck, as she explains how to identify and move on from food issues that are keeping you from being at your optimal health.In this episode you’ll hear:How to eat for best weight lossRed flags and false beliefs causing weight issuesDaily practices for optimal wellness.Why you can and should indulge in treats you love.What else affects your weight besides food.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F3M4PgCA0n4 About Jenn: Jenn Trepeck has been described as a "force of nature" in the wellness space and has been recognized as one of Podcast Magazine’s 40 under 40. She is an Optimal Health Coach, Podcaster, and Business Consultant. After graduating from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Jenn founded Better Life Now LLC while working full-time in hedge funds. Stemming from her own weight management saga and "kicking her food issues", Jenn's mission is to teach the nutrition education we are all supposed to know but no one ever taught us, along with the science behind food, fitness, and health. After over a decade of working with clients, she took her practice from side-hustle to full-time self-employment and launched her podcast, Salad With a Side of Fries, in 2019. Grounded in science, yet lighthearted in delivery, Jenn talks about living life while still making ourselves and our health a priority. Connect with Jenn:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saladwithasideoffriespod/ & https://www.instagram.com/jenntrepeck/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferTrepeck/ & https://www.facebook.com/Saladwithasideoffriespodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenntrepeckLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifertrepeckJenn’s website: https://asaladwithasideoffries.comJenn’s podcast, Salad With a Side of Fries: https://open.spotify.com/show/6mtUfSykWtrePCk4iRzW0dConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts:
Why Investing in Women Makes Sense for Your Financial Future
15-01-2023
Why Investing in Women Makes Sense for Your Financial Future
Nola Masterson was the first female biotech analyst on Wall Street, and since then, she’s been empowering women to step up and follow their passions and talents whether that’s in a job or on a board. Her self-powered career, at a time when it was much tougher for women in business, is a model for all women to follow.In this episode you’ll hear:How and why to follow your passion in life and work.Why women are short-changed when it comes to funding.How you can support women-owned companies.Ways to balance work and life.How to take control of your financial future. If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/qcKI39ozc7E About Nola:Nola Masterson has had an extensive career in venture capital investments and Board of Directors work. She sits on early-stage company boards and public traded company boards. She coaches aspirational board candidates and is enthusiastic about getting diverse representation around the board table. As a lead investor in Portfolia Femtech Fund now she helps educate and support women investors to be comfortable investing at the angel level in companies that have products and services for women's health and wellness from birth to menopause. She was a trailblazer for women in corporate sales management at Millipore and Ames Company, and the first biotechnology analyst on Wall Street. She co-founder a DNA analysis company, Sequenom, that went public in 2000. She is co-chair of the Women Corporate Directors chapter in San Francisco. Her work with Boardwise includes coaching and consulting with boards and individual board members. She has been honored as a pioneer in biotechnology by Fordham University. She is a published author and dynamic public speaker.Her hobbies include horse-back riding and oil painting.Connect with Nola:Website: https://www.portfolia.coLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nola-e-masterson-b6711/Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
How to Upgrade Your Life After Forty
01-12-2022
How to Upgrade Your Life After Forty
Are you over forty and feeling like your life is on a downslope? Are you having a hard time navigating the transition to, in or after menopause? You’re not alone! New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Louann Brizendine, tells us how the second half of life can and should be an upgrade in all areas. In this conversation, she draws upon her latest book, The Upgrade, How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond, to show us how we can thrive after forty. In this episode you’ll hear:Why you feel invisible after forty.When and if you should start hormone replacement therapy.How to get better sleep.The pros and cons of taking testosterone.Why exercise matters.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/yB9IE0X2YFwAbout Louann: Dr. Louann Brizendine, MD, is the Lynne and Marc Benioff Endowed Chair in Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, founder of UCSF’s Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic and New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain, and the newly released book - The Upgrade, How the Female Brain Gets Stronger and Better in Midlife and Beyond.She lives in Sausalito, California with her husband. Connect with Louann:Twitter: https://twitter.com/drlouannFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DrLouannBrizendineIG:  https://www.instagram.com/louannbrizendine/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@louannbrizendineThe Upgrade book: https://www.louannbrizendine.com/the-upgradeConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
The Positive Energy of Animals. What Are Your Pets Trying to Tell You?
15-11-2022
The Positive Energy of Animals. What Are Your Pets Trying to Tell You?
Animals have an amazing way of bringing love and healing into your life. But did you ever wonder what your pet was trying to tell you, and why? Stephanie Marohn not only loves animals, but can communicate with them as easily as she does with humans! Listen to this lively discussion of messages she’s received from animals on her farm sanctuary and from client’s pets - including host Debbie’s vocal huskies - and learn how to tune into your pet’s energy.In this episode you’ll hear:How to listen to your pet, and know what they want.The positive role animals can play in your life.Funny messages from donkeys and dogs.What animals teach us about life and aging.The number one best thing you can do for your pet.Why rescue animals need emotional support.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. About Stephanie: Stephanie Marohn is the author of 10 books, including What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from a Farm Animal Sanctuary, seven books on natural medicine, and the anthologies Audacious Aging and Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change, and coauthor of EFT for Cancer and The Clinical EFT Handbook. She is also executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology.Stephanie has a practice in animal communication and energy healing for animals, using EFT and other energy medicine modalities, and runs the Animal Messenger Sanctuary, a safe haven for farm animals. Since 1993, she has operated Angel Editing Services, specializing in books on mind-body-spirit topics. Connect with Stephanie:Website: stephaniemarohn.com Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Why Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You Prevent Disease and Cure Illness
01-11-2022
Why Naturopathic Medicine Can Help You Prevent Disease and Cure Illness
Naturopathic. Holistic. Functional Medicine. Are you confused as to what these all are, and how they can help you heal your body? You’re not alone. Listen to Dr. Kiera Lane, a certified Naturopath physician, to learn how east meets west in healing your body, mind and spirit.In this episode you’ll hear:What different approaches eastern medicine uses that can heal you from the inside out.How to listen to your body and why that’s important for your health and well-being.How to communicate with your doctor, and find the right fit for you.The benefits of combining western and eastern medical approaches.Why addressing just symptoms is NOT enough.How your gut holds the keys to your health.The one test that could lead to a cure for your IBS.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. About Dr. Kiera Lane:Dr. Kiera Lane is a wellness and fertility expert in Chandler, Arizona who focuses on solutions for complex health issues including gut & thyroid health, hormones, MTHFR mutations, and fertility. Dr. Lane is a licensed Naturopathic physician, licensed acupuncturist, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and SIBO certified doctor with a background in clinical nutrition. She is also the author of two books including the award-winning book Complete Fertility Solutions for Natural Fertility and Improving IVF Success Everyone Should Know and Fertility Affirmations for the body, mind and spirit 365 day of the year. Dr Lane has been a practicing physician for over 22 years and is the founder and Medical Director of Arizona Natural Medicine© providing integrative and individualized family care, transforming health one person at a time.Find a Naturopath:https://naturopathic.orgConnect with Dr. Kiera Lane:Website: www.aznaturalmedicine.comWebsite: www.drlanecompletefertility.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/arizonanaturalmedicine/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drlanecompletefertility/Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG:
Can You Really Control Your Own Happiness?
15-10-2022
Can You Really Control Your Own Happiness?
Sexual abuse. Clinical Depression. Alcohol Addiction. These are not experiences anyone wishes for in life, and yet…they happen. Listen to Silver Rose who’s been through all of them, and yet was able to come out the other side as a stand-up comic, life coach and happiness expert. You’ll be inspired to kick any bad habit (or person) in your life and start a new chapter with joy and gratitude. All is possible when you choose to choose happiness!In this episode you’ll hear:How and why to take responsibility for your own happiness.Happiness hacks that will get you smiling right away.How to protect your emotions from negative people and world events.Why listening to songs and watching TV shows from your youth can uplift you.How humor can transcend emotional pain.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook.You can also watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/c98IXnznwLs About Silver Rose:Silver Rose racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in early adulthood including being selected as an Outstanding Young Women of America and rising to VP of Sales in the recruitment field. At the age of 36, all that success was challenged. Silver was diagnosed with clinical depression coupled with alcoholism. She was told she’d been depressed since age 5 when she’d been abused by a neighbor and kept it secret. Once an adult, she had feverishly stacked up accomplishments to prove she was “okay”. She had been hiding from the truth.Her story, far from sad, is one of triumph over circumstances. Through hard work and determination, she slowly and surely began the recovery process. Along the way, she acquired useful knowledge, which she now shares with others.  In all her work, she reveals the tools and techniques she used to evolve from “depressed” to “un-depressed” and ultimately to “happy.”Connect with Silver :Website & Free Happiness Hacks: https://silverhappiness.comFree E-book - Email Silver: Silver@SilverSpeaks.com Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Are Your Fears Blocking Love in Your Life?
01-10-2022
Are Your Fears Blocking Love in Your Life?
We all have fears in life. Some are trivial and passing. Others can be deep-rooted and paralyzing. Susan Burrell’s fears kept her in unhealthy, emotionally abusive relationships until she decided to do something about it. By facing her fears and opening up to her true spirit, her life began to change in a positive direction. And now, she’s helping others do the same. In this episode you’ll hear:What fears are and how they start.Why your fears are based on false beliefs.Steps to transform your fears.What self-love has to do with fear.Ways to access your inner spirit.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. About Susan: Susan Burrell is the author of “Live Your Empowered Life: A 30-Day Journey Book” and hosts a thought-provoking podcast called Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell that can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and other popular platforms. Her guided meditations are accessible through the Insight Timer App. Susan is a feisty Scorpio (was even born with the red hair to back it up!) who has navigated life by learning how to listen within to that Divine urge that keeps pointing her in the direction of her life’s purpose even when she can’t see the road.  She is a guide in the crossroads of life with a Masters Degree in Consciousness. Susan has been counseling and supporting people in transforming from the inside out for over 25 years. Her methods are proven because she has lived this journey to empowerment.Connect with Susan:Website:  https://www.susanburrell.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/susanburrellpage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/liveyourempoweredlife/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LYILSusanYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2UCV4Zd8HoConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/
What Do You Do When Life Hands You Rotten Lemons?
15-09-2022
What Do You Do When Life Hands You Rotten Lemons?
Cynthia Marie Bastos was flying high in her corporate career until her marriage started falling apart and both her parents got terminally ill. What do you do when life hands you rotten lemons? You don’t just make lemonade; you find your own unique path to personal and professional freedom. That’s what Cynthia did on her journey, and now she’s helping others do the same.In this episode you’ll hear:How tragedy can set you on the road to freedom.What hidden values you have that are keeping you stuck in life or work.How to focus on the values that lead you to purpose, passion and freedom.Simple steps to feeling personally and professionally free.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch the episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_skZbbLrXog About Cynthia: Cynthia is an Executive Wellness Coach passionate about the intersection of personal + professional FreedOm. Five years ago, she embarked on a healing journey that reconnected her with herself plus got to the real root of her intentions. She was at the peak of her career and thriving professionally when her entire personal life came crashing down abruptly.After years of doing traditional therapy and holistic healing, she still felt like something was missing and awakened to the realization that she was the only person who’d be able to find it. She spent the next 3 years getting training and certifications that taught her how to explore herself and how to pave her own pathway to Freedom. Cynthia helps guide you back to yourself and supports you in achieving personal and professional FreedOm. She supports you in getting to the root of your intentions and guides you in actively achieving your commitments, and activating your passion and purpose while creating a vision and strategy for achieving FreedOm.Connect with Cynthia:Website: FreedOmPhilosophyCollective.comWebsite: https://freedomphilosophycollective.teachable.com/ Connect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni
Spouses in Business Together -  Can it Work?
01-09-2022
Spouses in Business Together - Can it Work?
What happens when your business partner is also your spouse? After starting her own business as a single mom, Leslie Laredo could have never imagined her future husband would also become her business partner. But, 20 years later, the romance and the business are both going strong! Join me with Leslie as she shines a light on how you can survive and thrive as lovers, friends and business partners. In this episode you’ll hear:Top things to know before going into business with your life partner.How to set boundaries around work-related talk.When you should agree to disagree.How you can be a better listener in any relationship.Why your tone matters more than your words.If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of yourself listening to the episode on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories, and tag me @debbiegisonni on Instagram and @debbiegisonnipage on Facebook. You can also watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wBofDE-a-aIAbout Leslie: Leslie Laredo is President of Academy of Digital Media, a Laredo Group Company that has trained hundreds of thousands of professionals in digital branding, ad sales and marketing. Leslie started her company when she was a single mom with a six-year-old.She met her husband 26 years ago and dated bi-coastally for a couple of years while he was her unofficial business “advisor”. Their relationship went from dating and informal business advising to marriage and formal business partnering. It wasn’t the plan; it just happened! Last year, they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary, and are still working together through many personal and business challenges over the years, including surviving breast cancer, the 2008 market crash and COVID.Connect with Leslie:Website: https://www.academyofdigitalmedia.comWebsite: https://www.laredogroup.com/LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/leslielaredoPinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/leslielaredo/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/academydmConnect with Debbie:Website – Books, Online Courses, Podcasts: https://www.selfpowernow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebbieGisonniPage/IG: https://www.instagram.com/debbiegisonni/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dgisonni/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DebbieGisonni