Whispers & Bricks

Whispers & Bricks

Everyone remembers where they were on that fateful day Sept 11th, 2001 in NYC when a terrorist attack shocked the world. I’m personally going to take you back WITH me to Tower One of the World Trade Center when shock, terror, flames, and chaos burst into the building. I was on the 78th-floor sky lobby when that first plane crashed into the building. It felt like a huge bomb had just exploded as I was blown right off my feet. All lights instantly went out. The elevators were engorged with flames while the building filled with smoke. On that day, 658 of my Cantor Fitzgerald co-workers—many of whom were also my friends—who were sitting at their desks were brutally murdered that day. I was one of the few lucky ones who survived, and my life totally changed instantly and it will never be the same.

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May 22, 2023 35 mins

Veronica Anderson was an Ophthalmologist who was married and taught Sunday school to the outside world she had the perfect but she was unhappy. In fact, she was clinically depressed and she had the idea that being a doctor was not her calling. She always knew she was naturally psychic when she started coaching people she realized she could use her natural gift to help people in their business and relationships. It was natural for ...

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Charlie Plumb always wanted to fly planes. As a little boy growing up on a farm in Kansas, he wasn't sure how he would be able to. The United States Naval Academy provided him with the opportunity. He reported to Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego where he flew the first adversarial flights in the development of what would be called The Navy Fighter Weapons School, currently ...

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May 2, 2023 38 mins

Jen Crowe business Grow With Crowe is about succeeding at success through tapping into your soul purpose. Jen Crowe has had to deal without a lot of bricks from dealing with abuse as child abuse at the hands of her father, an abusive relationship, and being a single mom. Along the way she was very successful at business building her own dealership, State Farm agency and so much more. But she was never happy working long hours she ...

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Lois Hollis is a helper she has always wanted to help people At 12 she started working as nursing aide and has a successful career in healthcare. When turned 50 she was hit with a brick her body was breaking down and doctors told her that she didn't have long to live. She had been through a lot of trauma and abuse as a child that she didn't realize had affected her body. Broken bones, a broken jaw, a fatty liver, and problems with...

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Kelly Hopkins is a happiness coach using art to help others figure out what in their past is keeping them from being happy but she had to overcome many bricks early in her life to get there. From living in the projects to being raped at a young age, to dealing with her step-father who had a drug addiction, to running a daycare as a teenager. As an adult, she had a successful career as a social worker but after she adopted her dau...

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Yael Trusch called the Jewish Oprah is a coach for Jewish women helping women build careers that support their faith and values. She also hosts a very popular podcast called Jewish Money Matters. Yael describes her journey to embracing her faith and not even letting the demands of an MBA program get in the way. Not letting anything compromise her values and still succeeding. To run a business with her husband, to running into d...

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Susan Brown is a coach, author, mother, and entrepreneur. While life is going well for now she has to overcome many bricks. She was bullied as a child, was homeless for six months lived in her car, attempted suicide, had to care for her mother who became paralyzed after an accident, suffered 3 miscarriages, and had depression. Through it, all her faith in god pulled her through. Her story reminds us that no matter what we do we a...

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March 22, 2023 22 mins

Mike Schlappi had an ordinary childhood until at the age of 14 he and his friend were playing with his friend's dad's police gun and his friend accidentally shot him. That moment changed and shaped his life forever. He was paralyzed from the waist down but he did not let that hold him back. Always an athlete he joined a wheelchair basketball team, learned how to drive a car with adaptations, graduated from high school, received a...

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March 16, 2023 35 mins

Bae Bloeser as a minister's daughter had seen her father help people all her life and went to several countries to help people. She dreamed of going to Africa when she was 10 years old. She got her to wish when she followed her husband to help eradicate smallpox in Nigeria during a civil war. She had two small children who moved to Africa with them. Her son was 4 years old and her daughter was 18 months. She witnessed many atroci...

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Michelle Keui faced a major brick as a child she was hit by a taxi which caused her to have to go through several surgeries. They did not work and Michelle had to use crutches to get around her growth was stunted at 4 feet. This brought a lot of challenges with it and affected her self-esteem. She had a hard time finding her place in the world. Another brick came when her family moved from Taiwan to New York she had to learn Eng...

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Candace Mae is a coach, speaker, author, mother, and grandmother. She has faced many bricks in her life one of them being her family. At the age of 7 she learned her father was a member of the Klu Klux Klan. Her mother on the hand valued education and taught her to love all races and religions. It was hard for her to deal with. She faced other bricks including her daughter getting Menanghitis at 10 months. Her faith helped her...

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Carolyn is a successful businesswoman, a best-selling author, pursuing a PhD, a wife, and a mother of three. Life was not always great for her she faced many bricks in her childhood and life as a young adult. Her mother suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness making Carolyn's childhood chaotic, They moved every year, her mother was a hoarder so it was messy and Carolyn never felt loved. She was sexually assaulted at a young a...

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 in 2014, Joshua was a prominent magazine publisher, award-winning journalist, film festival founder, and politician in central Maine. He had a secret he was suffering from addiction to alcohol and porn. His job and family were suffering he finally admitted he had a problem and went to rehab. At the time he didn't realize he had an addiction to porn and how much it was affecting his life....

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February 2, 2023 28 mins

Dan Hedgerich has survived many bricks being diagnosed with multiple times, divorce, and thoughts of suicide and what helped him through was his mindset. Dan has a strong faith and also taught himself to change his behaviors that were not serving. He now has a coaching business to not only help people dealing with cancer but other diseases as well. He reminds us how important self-love is and being true to yourself.

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Valerie is a very strong woman, wife, mother, and grandmother though she has been through many bricks she doesn't let anything hold her down. She doesn't let her bricks define her. She is a business owns a non-profit and helps people every day. She reminds us to take time to care for ourselves when we go through bricks but to keep going. Don't let anyone else define who you are.

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Barbara Legeere faced one of the greatest tragedies any parent can go through the loss of a child. After a long of battle with drug addiction, he ended his life. After falling into the wrong crowd in high school who introduced him to drugs and then he was introduced to harder drugs like heroin. Barbara tried to help him as much as possible through many rehab programs but nothing helped. After he died she had to deal with her grie...

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Jeanne-Mari Retief is very ambitious she is BA, MBA, Ph.D., a law degree, and a very prestigious career. At the age of 35 she felt depressed she realized her painful past was something she had to deal with. From the trauma, she suffered when her family moved to South Africa to being sexually assaulted by her grandfather at a young age she had to deal with her past to overcome it. From her experience, she built an organization...

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Deborah Driggs career was skyrocketing and she was featured in Playboy, she was in movies and television. All that success was masking her addiction to alcohol, addiction to fame, and trouble with relationships, which hid the trauma and neglect she experienced as a child. Growing up with a father that was addicted to alcohol and a mother that showed her little affection. She started drinking at a young age it wasn't until she hit ...

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January 5, 2023 22 mins

Julie Cober had a successful career in HR but in 2019 she started to feel a shift in the industry more layoffs and more harassment issues. What she had always loved about her job helping other people have a job that they enjoyed she no longer had the time to do. She wanted to make a change. She thought about what she really liked about her job which was mentoring people. She decided to take a leap and start her own coaching busin...

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Anthony Pierre's life was going well he had a successful real estate business, a beautiful wife and child, and life was good. His business was expanding when he was hit with a brick divorce and then the recession hit and his business started struggling. In the midst of all this, an old childhood friend asked for help he didn't realize he was getting caught in a crime and arrested. He went to jail but he didn't let these setbacks h...

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