Permission To Choose

Permission To Choose

Join Executive + Life Coach Stef Ziev for a weekly conversation with leaders, risk-takers, and visionaries as they share how they carved their path by choosing their direction. The goal of each episode is to help you navigate the ever-changing world with conscious choice. Because the more intention you bring to the choices you make, the more power you have over the results you create! The choice is yours. Learn more at https://stefziev.com/

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June 21, 2021 45 min

Richelle Fredson, Founder of Purposeful Platforms, is a book publishing veteran with almost 20 years in the industry. Dubbed the “six-figure book deal coach”, she works with mission-driven people to create competitive book concepts, craft book proposals, build thriving platforms and land book deals. She  hosts the Bound + Determined podcast where she reveals the secrets of book publishing and dives into deep conversation with a...

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Twenty years ago, a rare disease rendered David New deaf, blind and paralyzed from the waist down. Rejecting his doctors’ terminal diagnosis and defying all odds, David learned to walk again and gradually regained his hearing, though he did not regain his sight. As a gifted visual artist and interior designer, he had to rethink everything. With his entrepreneurial spirit and his inner advocate at play, David used his own, life-chan...

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Rena Greifinger is an award-winning social entrepreneur, philanthropy leader, and advocate for women and girls. She leads Experiential Philanthropy at Population Services International and is Managing Director of the Maverick Collective, founded by Melinda Gates, Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Norway and PSI. In 2018, Rena founded Maverick Next, an immersive, two-year fellowship for emerging, women leaders. Rena joins Ste...

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Vivian Anderson is a healer-activist dedicated to building a world where all Black girls thrive. Since 1996, Vivian’s work has been rooted in youth, teen, family and community health/well-being, racial and social justice. In 2015, Vivian was called to action after seeing a viral video of a school resource officer in South Carolina brutally assaulting a Black girl. This event inspired Vivian to form EveryBlackGirl, Inc, a 501c3 focu...

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Dr. Aly Cohen is a board certified rheumatologist and integrative medicine specialist who focuses on environmental health. She’s working to educate and empower the next generation to make safer, smarter lifestyle choices through the creation of en­vironmental health and prevention curricula for schools nationally. Dr. Aly is also the co-author of the NEW consumer guidebook, Non-Toxic: Guide to Living Healthy in a Chemical World. S...

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Rha Goddess is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers and visionaries. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of thought leaders to stay true, get paid, and do good. She draws on the power of creativity, culture and community to move hearts, minds and policy. Rha and Stef have a passionate conversatio...

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Tovah Feldshuh is a six-time Emmy and Tony nominee and multiple award winner for Best Actress, including 4 Drama Desks, 4 Outer Critics Circle, the Obie, and more. Tovah’s work spans from Broadway stages to feature films to television shows, including her award-winning performance as Prime Minister Golda Mier in Golda’s Balcony, her roles in The Walking Dead, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and A Walk on the Moon. She just released her memoir...

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As an activist, advocate, and healer with over 13 years of experience in public health education, Twiggy Pucci Garcon’s mission is to elevate the representation of LGBTQ+ communities, specifically the House|Ballroom Community, worldwide. She’s worked as a runway trainer and choreographer, and has been featured in the New York Times, Variety, and more. Twiggy is the co-writer featured in the award-winning documentary, KIKI. She ...

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April 26, 2021 38 min

Born amidst civil unrest, in a mud hut in the Congo to a young mother, Graci Harkema had to rise from the mud time and time again. Through divine intervention and adoption, she learned to thrive. Now Graci owns Graci LLC, where she’s an award-winning business leader, an international diversity, equity + inclusion consultant, trainer and public speaker. Graci's writing her first book, a powerful memoir called Rising From the...

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April 19, 2021 40 min

Aya Kanai is a media industry leader. She’s the Head of Content and Creator Partnerships at Pinterest where she leads the company’s global vision for editorial integrations between creators, publishers and the product. Previous to this appointment she was the Editor-in-chief of Marie Claire and on top of all this she was Hearst Magazines Chief Fashion Director since 2016. She shares her bold choice to take a risk with Stef.

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Dr. Daryl Gioffre is a highly sought-after longevity expert. He uses a cutting-edge approach to nutrition to help his patients fight inflammation and achieve and maintain an optimal level of health and energy. In addition to running the successful Alkamind brand, Dr. Daryl is the founder of the Gioffre Wellness Center. He is also the author of two best-selling books: Get Off Your Acid and Get Off Your Sugar.

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Affectionately known as the Race Healer, Milagros Phillips has been facilitating programs for over 35 years on race literacy, racial conditioning, and healing from racism. A keynote speaker, TEDx presenter, author, and certified coach, Milagros is working on her fourth book, ​Cracking the Healers Code: A Prescription for Healing Racism and Finding Wholeness.

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Vasavi Kumar has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA.  She’s a licensed therapist, mindset coach, business strategist, and the host of the Being Human with Vasavi podcast. Vasavi joins Stef for an important conversation about addiction, choice and naming our pain.

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March 22, 2021 36 min

Mat Zucker is a marketing executive who helps brands grow using strategic, creative and digital leadership. Currently, he leads the marketing practice at Prophet, a global management consultancy. He also hosts not one, but two podcasts; Rising AND Cidiot. He’s also the author of Bronze Seeks Silver: Lessons from a Creative Career in Marketing. Mat and Stef discuss the choice to self start and.. how to do it!

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Kari Skogland is an Emmy-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director and showrunner who is also the CEO of her own production company, Mad Rabbit, a Red Arrow Studios company. She has become one of the world’s most prolific female directors with credits including The Falcon & the Winter Soldier for Marvel, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Loudest Voice, among others.

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March 8, 2021 34 min

Kate Northrup is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and mother and has built a multimedia digital empire that reaches hundreds of thousands globally. She has helped over 5,000 students heal their relationship with money with her signature Money Love Course. She's the author of Money: A Love Story and her recent book Do Less. Kate joins Stef for a conversation about releasing our need to overwork and choosing to Do Less.

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Dr. Elizabeth Cohen is a clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience specializing in Cognitive Behavioral treatment for adults, adolescents and children. Known as the “Divorce Doctor”, she is the CEO and founder of the online divorce course ─Afterglow: The Light at the Other Side of Divorce.  Elizabeth joins Stef for a fascinating conversation about the choice to divorce.

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February 22, 2021 36 min

Greg Behrendt is a New York Times bestselling author, comedian, musician, life coach, and a positivity trainer. He’s sold over 4 million books, most notably He’s Just Not That Into You and It’s Called A Breakup Because It’s Broken. In this episode, Greg and Stef discuss his thoughts about the choice to “Do Nothing” and why that can be so beneficial.

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February 15, 2021 47 min

Vanessa Marin is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy. She writes for The New York Times, Allure, and Lifehacker, and has been featured in major publications like O and Harper’s Bazaar. Vanessa specializes in online programs that help you transform your sex life from ordinary to extraordinary. Join Stef and Vanessa in this fascinating conversation about choosing to feel pleasure.

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February 8, 2021 47 min

Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities — hooked on helping you live your richest, happiest life. She’s the host of a primetime series for CNBC and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become our favorite go-to money expert and financial friend. Stef and Farnoosh do a deep dive in what it means to choose to be rich.

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