Upclose and Empowered

Upclose and Empowered

Welcome to Up Close and Empowered. A weekly live radio show and podcast hosted by Sonna Johns.

Episodes

March 21, 2024 60 mins
Join Us to Get Empowered for a special LIVE Episode of 'Up Close & Empowered' with Rachael Gargan, Master Ascension Guide and New Earth Leader, renowned for her transformative work with thousands of individuals worldwide. With a profound belief in the power of energy, Rachael is dedicated to empowering others to shift their consciousness and elevate the collective vibration of the planet. Rachael will share her story of how her spi...
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Join me this week for a powerful episode as we unravel a powerful story of Pain to Purpose. Lizabeth Olszewski, a remarkable individual who wears many hats – a coach, an author, and the compassionate founder of a local charity dedicated to supporting children from families affected by parental addiction. Drawing strength from her own childhood challenges with alcoholic parents, Liz has transformed adversity into a powerful force fo...
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March 7, 2024 60 mins
Going me this week with global speaker, Davin Salvagno. Davin is a renowned inspirational speaker, widely acknowledged as one of the leading voices on the subject of purpose. In this episode we will hear Davins journey of being in the corporate world and how he pivoted to being one of the most sought after speakers! He is the Founder and CEO of PurposePoint and The Purpose Summit. He has carved a niche for himself in the field of p...
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February 29, 2024 60 mins
Join me this week on Up Close & Empowered for an extraordinary conversation with Michael and Gina Spehn, New York Times bestselling authors, and co-founders of the New Day Foundation for Families. Their story is a powerful testament to love, loss, and the creation of a foundation committed to making a profound difference. Michael and Gina faced the heart-wrenching tragedy of losing their first spouses. Motivated by these personal e...
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Join me for an organic and uplifting conversation on this weeks 'Up Close & Empowered'. for another inspiring show featuring Sunaina Sharma, a dedicated National Board Certified Educator. Sunaina's incredible journey from India to the USA, coupled with her academic achievements, sets the stage for a conversation that dives into her impactful commitment to teaching elementary kids for over 9 years. Beyond the conventional educationa...
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February 15, 2024 60 mins
This week, we have a truly special guest joining us—Laurie Schible, a Certified Leadership Coach on a mission to empower high-achieving women to thrive in both their personal and professional lives. Laurie's journey is nothing short of inspiring, having spent two decades in corporate America, navigating the challenges of parenthood, globetrotting for work, and nurturing personal relationships. In this episode, Laurie opens up ab...
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February 8, 2024 60 mins
Join me for another empowering episode of Up Close & Empowered! This week we're diving into part 2 of our enlightening conversation with the incredible Love and Relationship Coach, Chantal Landreville. Back by popular demand! In this episode, we're going to explore the ins and outs of managing Valentine's Day, discussing how to navigate expectations and delving into the philosophy surrounding this day of love! Get ready for an of...
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Join me this week on Up Close & Empowered with the special guest Rose Viggiano, a Relationship and Attachment Specialist. Do you want to know what relationship attachment style you are and how this could be impacting your closest relationships? Then you wont want to miss this episode! Rose is dedicated to educating and helping individuals understand the various types of attachment styles and why it's important in order to have a h...
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January 18, 2024 60 mins
Join me Thursday as we dive deep into the subconscious with Tara Kabatoff. Tara is a speaker, teacher, and intuitive healer who specializes in exploring the shadow self. She guides individuals on a transformative journey to embrace the deeper and darker aspects of the subconscious. In this episode we will talk about patterns, toxic relationships, eating disorders, shame and fear - and how it affects our life. Tara's diverse backgro...
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January 11, 2024 60 mins
Join me this week on Up Close & Empowered for an extraordinary story of resilience, healing, and personal triumph as we delve into the inspiring narrative of Jessie Rose, a Breakthrough Coach who turned her near-death experience into a life-altering opportunity for growth and empowerment. In 2005, Jessie faced an abrupt and drastic shift in her life when her health took an unexpected turn. Rushed to the hospital with the knowledge ...
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Welcome back, to Up Close & Empowered everyone! How are you doing with setting boundaries? I'm thrilled to have Robin Breckenridge, a Life and Relationship Coach who was my guest on my very first show, back for another insightful conversation. During this episode we'll be taking boundaries to the next level in our personal and professional life, AND giving examples of how to do that! Setting boundaries is like creating a roadmap ...
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December 28, 2023 60 mins
Exciting News! Join me this week for my FIRST solo show! As the year comes to a close, I find myself in a reflective state, and would like to share some of the transformative moments and insights from my healing and empowerment journey that may impact you. In this special show, I'll be sharing practical tips, tools, and spiritual practices that have made a significant impact on my personal and professional life. It's the perfect t...
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December 21, 2023 60 mins
In this upcoming episode, Chantal Landreville, an expert dedicated to helping individuals find authentic and lasting love, will share insights into the new dating trends for 2024. With a commitment to empowering her readers, she aims to provide knowledge and tools essential for building healthy and fulfilling relationships. The episode will explore the preparation needed for entering a relationship, as well as tips for sustaining a...
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December 14, 2023 60 mins
Join me this week for a compelling episode of 'Up Close & Empowered' featuring special guest Claudia Wyatt, known as the Enthusiasm Igniter and Self-Doubt Eraser! In this inspiring show, Claudia shares her transformative story of breaking free from the chains that held her back. She delves into her experience of overcoming darkness resulting from significant loss, revealing how it empowered her to become her own inspiration. Claudi...
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December 7, 2023 60 mins
Join me this week as I talk with 'truth teller' Jessie Elliot. Jessie's background includes being a Business Brand Strategist and now Mental Health Advocate. All the way from 'Glitter to Soul' will be the title of this weeks episode. Why? because Jessie went from living a glittery life of social balls and being in the spotlight, to now to living a more soulful, intentional life. Her childhood trauma started at a young age when she ...
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November 30, 2023 60 mins
Join me this week on Up Close & Empowered as I talk with Gabriela Chang, a Feminine Embodiment Coach and author. She is passionate about supporting women who find themselves constantly giving their power away. It was through her own heartbreak and lack of fulfillment and love that led her to her purpose and wanting to experience more in her life. Gabriela will share why she is devoted to helping women connect to their innate femin...
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In this episode, I'll talk with Robin Breckenridge, a life and relationship coach, about the importance of having healthy boundaries and the key role it plays in self-love, self-respect and empowerment. She believes it starts with knowing your level of trust in your closest circles- including friends, family, and romantic relationships. Setting healthy boundaries is an act of self-care that allows you to prioritize your well-being ...
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Join us this Thursday for an exciting episode of Jillian Lorenz’s ‘Love Story’. Jillian is the co-founder of ‘The Barre Code’ boutique fitness giant. She co-founded, expanded, and successfully sold this multimillion-dollar fitness franchise, resulting in the creation of the largest women-owned boutique fitness brands in the world. With over 20 years of expertise, she has pioneered body positivity and self-improvement trends, guidi...
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November 9, 2023 60 mins
Join me this Thursday for a very special show with Heather Hall, a motivational speaker, writer, coach and entrepreneur. Diagnosed with cancer first at age 21, Heather quickly learned the impact a positive mindset had on her life. Being diagnosed with cancer at 21, on the cusp of adulthood, changed the path of her life. It impacted her career choices, relationships, health and more. However, it taught her the impact that mindset an...
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In this episode we will be hearing from Coach Mel, a Business Mindset, Energy and Manifestation Coach who helps business owners overcome their limiting beliefs, and harness their inner-power to create peace, success and life-balance. This is a great episode not only for entrepreneurs but anyone who wants to go to the next level in their job/career or personal life. Mel's story is courageous and impressive as she left a traditional...
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