Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard
Chris Burns, Men Mastermind Coach & Podcast Host, shares how men and women can come together with greater understanding

Chris Burns, Men Mastermind Coach & Podcast Host, shares how men and women can come together with greater understanding

November 18, 2022

Somewhere in the Middle welcomes Chris Burns, Men Mastermind Coach & Podcast Host

Christopher Burns dedicates his life to coaching men to activate their purpose, power, and prosperity. He has been coaching men, entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals for almost a decade and works with clients 1-on-1, in group coaching, home study courses, and hosts live events, retreats, and masterminds. Christopher’s company coaches and teaches men through the “Mastered Man Curriculum™,” where men create their Purpose Manifesto™, start to master the skill of Channeling Power™, download and receive their Prosperity Codes™, and implement the Transcendence Blueprint™ so they can leave their greatest legacy. He has interviewed 800 leaders, influencers, and experts, sharing powerful growth strategies, mindsets, and teachings to empower his audience to find the bigger answers to life, resulting in over 500,000 views and podcast downloads. Today, Christopher is the host of the Mastering The Man Within Podcast™ and the founder of the Men Mastermind™, a brotherhood dedicated to empowering men to become the ultimate creators of their reality, designing and living a life of success and fulfillment in every area of life that matters most to them! As Christopher says, “It’s time to LEVEL UP!”

Connect with Chris Burns

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/Th3Burns

Instagram: http://Instagram.com/iAmMillionaireChris

LinkedIn: http://LinkedIn.com/in/ChristopherCBurns

Website: http://MenMastermind.com

Sam Thiara, Founder & Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream shares why your life and your story matters

Sam Thiara, Founder & Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream shares why your life and your story matters

October 21, 2022

Somewhere in the Middle welcomes Sam Thiara, Founder & Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting  

Sam Thiara is a professional who has created a personal journey as a coach, speaker, storyteller, writer, workshop facilitator, educator, and entrepreneur. His goal is to engage individuals in personal and professional development. He was recognized by the Governor-General of Canada with the Canadian Sovereign’s Volunteer Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. His work is reflected in the hundreds of individuals he has mentored and the thousands he has engaged. Added to this are the 45+ non-profits he has worked with over the years.

Sam is currently working on numerous projects. His area of expertise is engaging with post-secondary institutions, administrators, educators, students, and alumni to support the journey of all and the collaboration required to support each area. He is also called upon to help with organizational alignment and company improvements.

Presently, Sam is the Founder and Chief Motivating Officer at Ignite the Dream Coaching and Consulting, a platform that engages his audience to define their path. He is a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Sam blends academic and professional experiences into a rich environment that captivates his audience. He also spent many years in administration, building a unique program focusing on activities outside the classroom. He saw a transformation of a student population from disengagement to active engagement.

Sam’s signature tagline is, “Everyone’s life is an autobiography. Make yours worth reading.”

Connect with Sam Thiara

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sam.thiara.site

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sam_Thiara

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samthiara

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sthiara

Website: http://sam-thiara.com

Optimal Health Strategist Gunther Mueller shares how we can live our best lives

Optimal Health Strategist Gunther Mueller shares how we can live our best lives

September 16, 2022

Gunther Mueller discusses turning thoughts into things

Optimal (Physical & Mental) Health Strategist, Gunther Mueller, has spent the better part of the last decade working closely with over 300 medical professionals in a variety of specialties, assisting them in bringing life-changing therapies to their patients that help them Feel Young, Healthy, and Vibrant again.
Gunther enjoys living in Anthem, AZ, and loves to Ski (water and snow), kite surf, hike, bike, read, and experience the life he loves in the American Southwest.
Gunther delivers the education, insights, understandings, and sometimes complex information in a simple, easy-to-understand conversation that inspires people to act and take charge of their own life now.
Today, Gunther is extremely excited to be sharing the revolutionary Magnetic Mind Method that is taking the personal development movement by storm so that his clients can learn how to turn “Thoughts Into Things” and become Conscious Creators so that they also can live a life that they absolutely LOVE!
Having the “Entrepreneurial Spirit” for the past 30 years, Gunther has been involved in several different industries, created, bought & sold businesses, and earned millions of dollars in the process, which gives him a unique perspective and ability to see things differently and to coach his clients through sometimes daunting problems and life situations.
Gunther has been personally mentored by Chris Duncan, the creator of the Magnetic Mind Method, and is certified to assist others in learning how to manifest a life that they love in all aspects magically.

Connect with Gunther Mueller

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mueller.gunther/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gunthermueller/ 
Website: https://DreamLifeMasters.com 


Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner shares how we can help our children become great global citizens

Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner shares how we can help our children become great global citizens

August 19, 2022

Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner discusses rearing children to excel

Author and TED speaker Nathaniel A. Turner, JD, MALS, is a self-described “Humanity Propulsion Engineer.” Nate is the author of several books, including the children’s book series “The Amazing World of STEM” and his history-making book “Raising Supaman.”

Turner’s appeared in many media outlets, including The Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Fatherly, iHeartRadio, The Good Men Project, Sirius XM, and U.S. News & World Report. Corporations, municipalities, and NGOs like Anthem, Inc., the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the National Education Association, U.S. Department of Education, the City of Indianapolis, and the National Society of Black Engineers invite Nate to share his practical message for living the life we’ve always imagined while also serving the greater good.

A modern-day Renaissance Man, as evidenced by the diversity of his education, including a bachelor’s in accounting, masters in history and theology, and doctorate of jurisprudence combined with a wide range of personal experiences and professions, are only part of what makes his wide-ranging presentations “can’t miss” events. What truly sets Nate apart from others is his unique often comical ability not only to see the world differently but to challenge his audiences in an edutaining way to live outside the box so that the world might be able to experience us at our very best.

As a zealous advocate that every person has an opportunity to maximize their human potential, Nate regularly shares through books, courses, workshops, and conferences a backward design life process initially created to help his unborn child become an intellectually ambitious, great global citizen who would meet the rigorous educational requirements of the top colleges and universities without means of wealth, privilege, legacy status, fraud, bribery, cheating or Adobe Photoshop.

Turner’s son not only met Harvard’s admission benchmarks (i.e., test scores in the top 1%, 33 college credits by his junior year, proficiency in four languages, left home after his junior year to play soccer in Brazil; and started a foundation to address teen homelessness); he eviscerated the profiled criterion by his sixteenth birthday. At present, Turner’s son is a fourth-year Electrical and Computer Engineering Ph.D. candidate at one of the world’s premier graduate engineering schools.

Today, those tools, techniques, and strategies initially created to help his Gen-Zer thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are educational and life development staples for students and parents of all ages and organizations worldwide. Through his 501(c)(3), The League of Extraordinary Parents, he provides parents with a template to independently and tactically raise children from conception to college. Nate works to help more children use education to improve their lives, communities, and society at large. 

Connect with Nate


Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting LLC, Asks Tough Questions about Racism

Sonia Lewis, founder of ASCRIBE Educational Consulting LLC, Asks Tough Questions about Racism

July 15, 2022

Sonia Lewis invites us to challenge racism and address the harm it causes

From age 7 to now, humanity and belonging are at the center of Sonia's motivation. She is on a mission to rectify the harm and oppression of racism and is unflinching in asking the tough questions, facing uncomfortable truths, and building on equity-driven outcomes. Get ready for a conversation with Sonia Lewis, a mother, wife, influencer, entrepreneur, and all-around unapologetic yet authentic Black magical force to be reckoned with.

Connect with Sonia

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ASCRIBEsuccess

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/AscribeEd

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ASCRIBEsuccess

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/SoniaLewis

Website: www.ascribesuccess.com


Emily Sander,  author of Hacking Executive Leadership, shares how we can be better leaders

Emily Sander, author of Hacking Executive Leadership, shares how we can be better leaders

June 17, 2022

Emily Sander joins me on Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard

Emily Sander has spent more than fifteen years in the business world, but when she realized that her favorite role was mentoring leaders, she decided to pursue coaching. As a C-Suite Executive and ICF-Certified coach, Emily combines her experience and proven insights with a keen ability to understand each client’s unique personality and situation. She is the author of the book Hacking Executive Leadership.

Connect with Emily

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilysander/ 

Website: www.nextlevel.coach 

Purchase the book Hacking Executive Leadership: Go from insecure, indecisive, and overloaded to confident, influential, and effective.

17-year old poet, Rha Arayal, shares her experiences publishing her first book in high school

17-year old poet, Rha Arayal, shares her experiences publishing her first book in high school

May 20, 2022

Rha Arayal, author Encapsulated Emotions joins me on Somewhere in the Middle

Rha Arayal is a 17-year-old British Nepalese writer and the author of Encapsulated Emotions. She loves writing poetry and is inspired by classical poets such as Emily Dickinson. She aims to raise awareness and project marginalized voices through her writing.

Connect with Rha

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/encapsulated_emotions/ 

Purchase Encapsulated Emotions on Amazon

 

 

Charles Read, Founder of GetPayroll shares how we can prepare for tax season

Charles Read, Founder of GetPayroll shares how we can prepare for tax season

April 15, 2022

Somewhere in the Middle welcomes Charles Read, CPA and Founder of GetPayroll

Charles J Read is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), U.S. Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP), member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC), Veteran, and the Founder of GetPayroll.

Mr. Read’s companies have provided full-service payroll services, payroll tax services, and other payroll-related services since 1991.

Charles is an accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with more than fifty years of financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries and the author of four books. His latest book The Payroll Book: A Guide for Small Businesses and Startups is currently #25 in Small Business Books section on Amazon.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/getpayroll

Twitter: http://twitter.com/getpayroll

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/getpayroll/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/10964861/

Website: https://getpayroll.com/

Purchase The Payroll Book: A Guide for Small Businesses and Startups online

ENCORE PRESENTATION: Financial Advisor Jason Zara shares how you can create the financial future you want

ENCORE PRESENTATION: Financial Advisor Jason Zara shares how you can create the financial future you want

March 18, 2022

Financial Advisor Jason Zara joins me on Somewhere in the Middle

Jason Zara is a financial advisor with Transamerica/World Financial Group. He is life, health, and securities (Series 6 & 63) licensed and loves working with families to help them find financial independence.

He has worked with chambers of commerce for more than five years. He has years of experience in marketing, journalism, and as a small business owner. He has an MBA with a concentration in marketing. He is president of the Fontana Kiwanis Club, the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, and BNI Connect and Thrive (Fontana Chapter). 

Jason lives in Fontana, California, with his wife, Kris. They have one daughter, Amber.

Some Moves Just Don’t Work Out

Some Moves Just Don’t Work Out

February 25, 2022

Late last year, I did something some people might consider foolish. I relocated to Phoenix last Fall – for love. I know it’s probably not socially acceptable anymore for a woman to say she did something for love, but I did. It didn’t work out. In fact, it quickly went incredibly wrong, about as wrong as things could go. That’s why there has been no show since October 2021. In April 2022, Somewhere in the Middle will be back with new interviews with entrepreneurs, authors, coaches, and thought leaders. While we get back to work, enjoy the replays.

I appreciate your understanding. I hope you will join me again to learn about my wonderful guests and what they’re doing to help others and their own journeys of overcoming challenges. Thank you for your support and everything you do to make your little corner of the world a better place.

Peace,
Michele

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