AMPstigator

AMPstigator

People talk about purpose, but no one tells you how to get there. That is, until now. AMPstigator takes the conversations out of your head and into your life. Join Lauren as she asks the questions you've been too afraid to answer about your life and your purpose.

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September 27, 2022 70 min

If you're burning yourself out from constant & punishing work, this episode is for you. Bestselling author Rea Frey is here to teach you a lesson about your value. Girlfriend, you have nothing to prove.

Rea's written 9 books and co-authored/ghost-written another 50 books. Her company Writeway has also shepherded another 100 books to publishing in the last 2 years. She's been SOOO busy. But she's standing on her ...

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Have something you want to do but you're too scared to jump? JUST GO FOR IT!

That's the lesson in today's episode with (soon-to-be) Captain Emily Kinzer Crews. Emily was a former TV News Anchor in Sarasota, FL who fell in love with boat life when she moved to Florida in 2019. By 2021 she had quit her job with a plan to sail the world with her soon-to-be husband. The story that follows is equal parts freaking-unbelievabl...

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Female friendships aren't a luxury. They're a necessity.

In this AMPstigator episode, Host Lauren Lowrey enlists the help of two of her closest friends in Nashville to talk candidly about cultivating deep female friendships. The women sip some bubbly while getting real about the struggles of cultivating deep, life-giving friendships, and how they support each other through life's hardest times.

If your friendships just ...

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In this Season 3 Premier, Founder/Host Lauren Lowrey explores the life-altering events of August 2022 and how three hospitalizations caused her to deeply understand the focus of Season 3: What's the lesson here?

In this episode Lauren details how an emergency appendectomy sidelined her, but surgery complications deemed "exceedingly rare" by her care team forced her to deal with past traumas and the pain of new scars. Sh...

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August 2, 2022 11 min

Get ready for Season 3! In this episode Lauren shares with you what you what's totally new in AMPstigator Season 3 (a new location, new focus, new conversations) as it shifts from "finding purpose" to a deeper connection of wisdom shared between women. 

💥 This episode is for you if 💥
- You wanna know what's coming up in Season 3
- You're interested in Lauren's inspiration for the upcoming seaso...

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When life is craaazy or a major setback is put in your path, you have a few options on how you react. You can freak the -eff- out (not advisable). You can decide you're the victim (also, not advisable). OR you can just flow.

In this shorty Lauren-only episode, the AMPstigator herself shares a life-lesson she's learning in real time: how to flow. Too often we get sidelined by struggle. We give up! In this episode, Lauren enc...

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What does it look like to blaze a new path? To be so confident in who you are and what you bring that you don’t mess with pretense or attempt to impress anyone. 

That’s Rhett Power, a world-renown business coach, speaker, best-selling author, podcast host, entrepreneur and CEO of Accountability Inc. He’s kind of a big deal. But he doesn’t let on. 

Even after all the awards, the major international stages and all the success, Rhett ...

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What could you accomplish if someone believed in you? Maybe you could go faster or further? Or maybe a person's belief is the one thing you needed to begin the journey toward a new phase in life.

Amanda Banks is your person. She believes in people, opens the door for them and encourages them along the way. As CEO of Sports to Suits, a company using technology to develop a workforce development solution for collegiate and profes...

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What if the worst thing that ever happened to you turned out to be the best thing?

Consistently, the people on AMPstigator who've discussed finding purpose say, for them, it came after some level of pain.  But the choices they made in spite of the pain helped them overcome negativity, stress, and disillusionment.

Let's be real, life ain't all butterflies and roses, so in this episode we talk about why you have to find ...

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Are you human? Do you get hungry?
If you answered ‘yes’ to those questions, then you can be a part of Kirbee Miller’s events mixing culinary with good conversation.
As a former hospital administrator with 3 science-based degrees, Kirbee is analytical. A few years ago, she decided to follow the entrepreneurial undercurrent that she felt was pushing her to food. Her delicious and accessible popcorn (of all things) was what garnered th...

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Frank Castellano is singular. He's a 6th generation psychic medium who maintains a 16-month wait for readings in Nashville. He was 4 years old the first time he remembers having abilities and was counseled through how to use them by a relative with the same gifts. 

Learn more about how his gifts work by going here.

In Part 2, we delve deeper into spirituality and how to weave it into everyday life. We also talk about how to hea...

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How tightly do you cling to your labels?
In this episode of AMPstigator, Clara Belden (certified holistic life coach) goes into detail about how labels keep us from connecting with our authentic selves. Her episode is called "The Untitled" because of the work she's done to define her own life authentically -apart from labels- and how she helps others do the same. 

"You don’t have to have a severe trauma to work on y...

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Research is pretty clear about the benefits to being inspired: more creativity, optimism, competence, self-esteem and FLOW. Inspiration is even a predictor for how many U.S. patents someone holds. But inspiration is elusive and happens spur-of-the-moment. So, how can you lay the foundation to be inspired?

In this episode, Lauren details:
[2:59] The three components of inspiration and what sparks the difference between something you...

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How do you overcome bankruptcy, ego, greed and a victim-mindset? Former NFL Offensive Lineman, Marques Ogden knows how. He went from the National Football League to nationally-acclaimed speaker and coach.

But It’s the journey in between the two titles that’s created the man. After his 5 years in the NFL, he built a multi-million dollar company and lost it all through greed and ego. He filed bankruptcy, lost his business, his home, ...

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This week is all about setting intentions. In this episode we cover three important facets of intentions:
-what intentions are
-what intentions are not
-how to set intentions

Lauren also details how to set intentions every day and scale them to cover what you want to focus on for months at a time - or until you've completed what you set out to do.

"Setting intentions is an important lesson in connecting with your values and ...

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Prof. Kelly Goldsmith, PhD is a brilliant researcher in the space of marketing and human behavior. She was the person who helped America understand why we were hoarding toilet paper at the start of the pandemic. It was her work to understand scarcity that helped people laugh at themselves in the midst of a stressful situation that was out of their control.

In this episode of AMPstigator, we talk through what the research says abou...

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If we're disillusioned and disenchanted in life, what the heck do we do? Shannon Schottler specializes in getting people out of the "mucky middles" (as she calls it) and into a life that's suited for their purpose.

Shannon is a career transition coach, but she walks people through the deep inner work that has to be done BEFORE a major transition out of a career that isn't in your calling. Shannon shines the ligh...

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Let me ask you a question: What does your self-talk sound like? Mine sounds like questions.

Did I eat vegetables today?
When will I have time to go to that?
What's the right way to do this?

The question about my self-talk is what inspired today's episode (the first Lauren-only iteration of AMPstigator). It was a question I was asked recently while being interviewed on another podcast.

If you’ve been following along for a whi...

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To many people, Dr. Alex Jahangir was the face of COVID in Nashville. He was the one who said “stay at home” or “wear a mask” and he faced hostility for it. But despite any ideas you have about his upbringing or his privilege, he’s endured the kind of life-defining hardship most of us will never understand.
At 6 years old, his family abandoned their life on the other side of the world when war made them refugees. He came to America...

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April 12, 2022 59 min

Katelyn and Derek Drye are a singing/songwriting duo in Nashville. They’ve been writing and performing music together since they first started dating 16 years ago. What sets them apart is the emotions they capture in their music, touching poignantly on love and loss.

Recently, CMT began playing their music videos and the reception has been huge for songs like Dolly Would and House on Fire. But their path hasn’t been easy. They’ve s...

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