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What a year 2023 has been! Here on Motivational Mondays we’ve talked with so many amazing leaders, week after week, learning valuable insights, expert advice, and game-changing strategies. We’re taking a look back at just some of our favorite episodes and thought-provoking conversations, so get ready to be inspired as we approach a brand new year!
UNITING TO FIGHT ANTISEMITISM (FEAT. YUVAL DAVID)
One of the most influential guests we’ve had on the show, Yuval David is dedicated to both his craft as an actor and his work as an advocate for civil rights. He uses his platform to bring attention to important causes, including his fight against antisemitism. Watch David’s episode to learn how we all can unite against antisemitism.
ANYTHING IN LIFE IS POSSIBLE (FEAT. ROBERT IRVINE)
Chef Robert Irvine, host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, is renowned not only for his cooking but for his activism, as well. Driven to make the world a better place, he uses his platform to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity and to advocate for accessible and healthy meals for all. Check out his heartfelt discussion about his mission to give back and his book, “Overcoming Impossible."
LEARNING TO REDUCE OUR UNCONSCIOUS BIAS (FEAT. DR. ADOLF “DOC” BROWN)
Renowned psychologist and co-host of ABC’s The Parent Test is known for his powerful and inspiring presentations and his ability to help individuals and organizations reach their full potential. Check out Dr. Brown’s practical advice for recognizing and untangling your own unconscious biases.
DO YOU HAVE INTERNALIZED PASSIVENESS? (FEAT. ELISSA BASSIST)
Celebrated columnist and editor of the Funny Women column on The Rumpus Elissa Bassist has earned a devoted following with her wit and keen eye for the human experience. Check out the episode to learn about her take on how women can overcome internalized misogyny and passiveness.
VISUALIZE YOUR REINVENTED LIFE (FEAT. ROBIN ARZÓN)
Robin Arzón, VP of fitness programming and head instructor at Peloton and two-time bestselling author of “Shut Up and Run” and “Strong Mama,” inspires countless individuals to push their limits and achieve their fitness goals. Check out the episode to hear about her journey, her latest book (“Strong Baby”), and how to triumph over adversity!
BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL GEN Z BRAND (FEAT. KIKI QUESADA)
Kiki Quesada is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who has become a viral sensation in the TikTok beauty world with her brand, Kikiz Cosmeticz. With a keen eye for trends, a passion for social media marketing, and a strong work ethic, Kiki is showing everyone that Gen Z is a force to be reckoned with. Check out her conversation about creativity, innovation, and debunking misconceptions about Gen Z.
BUILDING A KINDER AND BRAVER WORLD (FEAT. SHADILLE ESTEPAN)
Shadille Estepan, senior manager of communications for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, has been dedicated to the foundation’s purpose since she joined the organization in 2012 as part of the inaugural Youth Advisory Board. In her role, she supports the foundation’s external communications efforts and programming, making a difference in youth mental health and wellness. Check out her episode to learn how you can make the world a kinder place!
CLAIMING YOUR SPACE (FEAT. ELIZA VANCORT)
Eliza VanCort, transformation teacher, advocate for social justice, and accomplished author, is dedicated to the belief that “when we rise together, we rise higher,” encouraging us to give others the grace and tools they need to be who they want to be. Check out her poignant discussion about effective communication and her newest book “A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space.”
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