Live Your Best Life

Live Your Best Life

Teach. Motivate. Inspire. These are the themes that run through my conversations on “Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner”

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September 26, 2022 17 min

Angela Hofmann is all about living her best life and helping others do the same through healthy eating. She believes making a commitment to your health doesn’t mean skipping dessert. This former architect turned entrepreneur has created a plant based food company called “Nüssli 118”.

“…everybody’s body is different. So what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another person…I always say…what’s good for you is so indiv...

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Shira Miller says her superpower is helping people get unstuck. She has transitioned from financial ruin to prosperity, from obesity to being well, finding love and living a purpose-driven Life.

“…It’s so easy to get trapped when you feel like maybe you’ve got imposter syndrome, or you see other people succeeding in a certain way, and you pretend to adopt a persona…Social media has only intensified it. When you’re looking at everyb...

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September 5, 2022 23 min

Perhaps the most widely known as the most decorated monoskier in US history, Chris Waddell went on to become the fastest in the world. If that’s not enough, as a paraplegic, he handcycled in a wheelchair all the way up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

“As an adult, we don’t give ourselves the recognition of the things that we’ve learned…like learning to walk, how miraculous is that to go from, this lump of baby, to actually bein...

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August 29, 2022 18 min

When I first tasted Velo Vodka, I was hooked. And when I discovered the founder and CEO of this new brand on the market was a woman and a serial entrepreneur, I had to learn how she has created so many successful businesses.

“I had always had the entrepreneurial bug, since I was like a little girl…just always had this craving to kind of create something, do something different.”

You can learn more about Colleen Eyges, Velo Vodka an...

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August 15, 2022 19 min

Just because you’ve never done something doesn’t mean you can’t, you just have to try. My guest is living by this very same philosophy as an investor in everything from real estate to gold, silver cryptocurrency to even Legos. He has his own company, and is now a published author of two books. But here’s the kicker: He’s only 15 years old and not afraid to learn and grow, and teach people what he already knows.

“Too many people tod...

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August 8, 2022 23 min

Amy Wong says, “Life is a lot like math. It’s a simple idea. But it gets complicated.” It gets complicated, she says, because we live in fear and false perceptions about ourselves. As a former mathematician, and now a transformational coach, Amy Wong has made it her mission to help people thrive by understanding that “choice” is our superpower to living a life on purpose.

“…The quality of our experience of our life, is the sum tota...

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August 1, 2022 21 min

From illiteracy to gang activity, my guest’s childhood prepared him for nothing less than a life of crime and violence. Sentenced to more than 100 years in prison, his journey from the prison yard to Harvard Yard, and a life changing epiphany, is why he has spent every day of his freedom using his voice as an ambassador of hope.

“When you believe and you apply yourself, you don’t need the popular vote. You just need your own commit...

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July 18, 2022 23 min

Mark Victor Hansen and his wife, Crystal Hansen, are internationally acclaimed motivational speakers, entrepreneurs and authors. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Their work hinges on the difference between having just a little bit of success versus being hugely successful, work they say comes down to asking the right questions.

As Crystal says, “…Asking is the way forward, asking is how we evolve, asking is the only mechanis...

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July 11, 2022 27 min

Phoebe Leona is an author, speaker, dancer, teacher and guide whose journey from a chaotic home life, trauma, and personal loss to one of emotional recovery, has led her on a mission to help others heal their own lives.

Phoebe’s book, “Dear Radiant One,” sheds light on how our body is always speaking to us. It’s a messenger to the truth of our emotions. “We all learn to speak the language of the body before we even learn to speak.”

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July 4, 2022 25 min

He was a basketball phenom, and a drug addict who threw away his NBA career and almost his life.

“I was willing to self-destruct…from the age of 18-32, I took a chance on dying every day, every single day.”

Chris Herren is now sober and is making a positive difference in millions of people’s lives.

“I tell people all the time, who are newly sober, to kind of settle in and get comfortable with the monotony. Because to be good at any...

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June 27, 2022 25 min
If you've ever had a Sam Adams beer, you may know that it originated in Boston, Massachusetts. But what you may not know is that the woman behind making it a household brand, and a behemoth in the industry, didn't even drink beer when she co-founded the company. Rhonda Kallman is a whiskey drinker, and today is distilling her own spirits and liquors. “I knew I wanted to make whiskey, and I knew I wanted to make it here in ...
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June 20, 2022 33 min
At the age of nine, my guest was in a horrific fire that burned 100% of his body and nearly killed him. And yet, he survived. Now, through his own bravery and will to live a full life, John O’Leary is on a quest to help each of us relearn how to live in awe and wonder. “We lose that sense of wonder and curiosity because life beats us up a little bit,” says John, “and because we want to fit in.” “If I could teach…through my life t...
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June 13, 2022 22 min
When a car accident nearly took his life, it also gave Dr. Richard Shuster a reboot and now he’s on a mission to make the world a better place. “I think when bad things happen to us, we have really two choices. One is to get mad at God, ‘how could you do this to me’, and be really angry. The other thing is to say, ‘what can I learn from this? And how can I do better?’ For me, it's three things. It's those two questions plu...
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June 6, 2022 27 min
If you pay attention, life can give you clues to help you live your best life. And Kute Blackson is a believer in that, having taught, and written, on the topic. He is a transformational teacher, best-selling author and proponent of using our innate GPS to guide us. “I think that at the deepest level, there's a part of us that knows everything. Because at the deepest level, we are connected to everything.…” You can learn more...
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May 30, 2022 20 min
For Richard Newman, the idea of “finding your voice” has personal meaning. As a young child, Richard was shy, introverted and believed there was something wrong with him. He ultimately learned to overcome this challenge in the most unique of ways while living at a Tibetan monastery as a young adult. “For me, it's been a bit of a journey, and somewhat an unlikely journey, which I like to share because if people have something t...
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May 23, 2022 23 min
Sometimes life sends you down a path that you never expected. That's exactly what happened to Joanne Peterson, who went from being an Executive Secretary to Founder and Executive Director of an organization that is helping families dealing with addiction and recovery. Motivated by her own personal experiences, she was empowered to use her voice to bring about change. “I said, ‘No, there's got to be another way. I know ther...
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May 9, 2022 20 min
May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States and I am joined by Dr. Felicia Speed who has a lot of experience in this topic of mental health as the Vice President of Social Work Services at Fresenius Medical Care North America. “I decided that this was where I needed to be because after I lost three family members, within a matter of six months to suicide, I knew that this was something that I want to be able to touch...
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April 18, 2022 24 min
“Leadership is an unnatural act,” says Alisa Cohn, renowned startup coach. Alisa’s career touched all sides of accounting and consulting before she made the decision to leap into the entrepreneurial world of leadership coaching. “Making sure you marry intention with impact is a very important part of leadership development,” Alisa says, and for her clients, now some of the top CEO’s in the world, she’s achieved all that and more. ...
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April 11, 2022 21 min
“We were not created to be self focused,” says Molly Stillman, but instead to help and to serve others and to bring peace to the world. After a challenging childhood impacted by bullying, emotional struggle and family loss, Molly navigated a series of “next chapters,” from professional golfer to stand up comedian, before finding true joy when she left it all behind. Now a successful blogger and podcaster, Molly seeks to help others...
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April 4, 2022 21 min
From self loathing to self loving  – meet my guest today, Jenna Banks. An abusive childhood led Jenna to self harm before the birth of her own child changed her perspective. Now a successful entrepreneur, author, and podcast host, Jenna teaches us the value of self love in leading a successful life. “...how we stand up for ourselves and how we honor ourselves and protect our boundaries,” Jenna says, “sets the tone for how others tr...
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