PODCAST: Escape a Life of Average with Marnye Moore

Marnye found herself living a comfortable but unfulfilling life in a corporate job with a good salary, car, and house. Feeling trapped and bored, she decided to seek change and hired a coach to help her find a way out. Through a lot of effort and mindset shifts, she eventually found the courage to break free from the status quo and pursue her passion for something new.

Marnye Moore's story is a testament to the power of taking risks and challenging oneself to create a more fulfilling life, and you can listen now on Power Up Your Performance.



On this episode of Power Up Your Performance, we delve into the idea of letting go of the past and starting a new chapter in life regardless of age or situation. Marnye shares her personal experience of leaving a corporate job, despite having a good salary and comfortable life, finding something new at the age of 50.

Some key topics from the episode:

  • Starting today to become the person you want to be tomorrow
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PODCAST: Everyday Creative Habits: Building Momentum for When Life Gets Busy

Uncategorized Apr 20, 2023

Creative expression can be an invaluable tool for personal growth. Whenever we take the time to explore our creative sides, we are engaging in a process of self-reflection and discovery that allows us to better understand who we are and what brings us joy. Whether it's through writing, painting, music or any other form of artistic expression, taking that space to explore our creative selves encourages us to think critically about our own ideas and feelings, as well as how these things fit into the larger world around us.

This week, Kim is talking with Jeff Dolan, the CEO of Wavve, a cloud-based platform that helps podcasters and other audio creators keep marketing on social media simple. He is a podcaster, musician, and award-winning filmmaker who loves to encourage creators of all stripes.


Some key topics from this discussion:

Importance of Continuing Creative Pursuits

Art Education and Creativity

Starting Communities for Creatives

Challenges and Obstacles for Creatives


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PODCAST: Overcoming Mobility, Stability, and Motor Control Challenges in Your Workouts

5k mobility running form Apr 18, 2023

With running season upon us, it's important to approach training with caution to avoid injuries and burnout. And as we get excited about warmer weather, it’s easy to try to ramp up our training too quickly. Maybe we haven’t been as active over the winter, and our muscles and tendons and ligaments have not caught up with our enthusiasm for running, so our heart says run, run, run… and our body is saying, woah… wait a minute. Let me catch up. 

That's why I’m talking with Dr. Eoin Everard, a chartered physiotherapist with a PhD in Biomechanics.  He’ll share his expertise on injury prevention and recovery strategies.

As an international runner himself, Dr. Everard understands the importance of mobility, stability, and motor control exercises in improving running technique and preventing injuries. He's also the founder of the BackAware Belt, an innovative piece of equipment that provides users with instant feedback on their back positions....

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PODCAST: Building Resilience: The Journey from Adversity to Success with D Arlando Fortune

dreams obstacles podcast Apr 15, 2023

 D Arlando Fortune, or "Fortune" as he prefers it, is a former government accountant turned entrepreneur and self-publishing strategist. After serving nine months in jail for drug-related crimes, Fortune earned his Master's degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and is currently working a Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus on Human Performance. 

He's the creator of the SIGNATURE Book Formula™ and is the founder of No Doubt Nation, where the followers live by one mantra: "Make LIFE Happen… EVERY DAY!"

Fortune is a proud father of two awesome kids, an athlete, a martial arts movie junkie, and loves chocolate chip cookies… but only the soft batch.



A few glimpses of our conversation:

On creating products to sell:

Fortune:  I did research to find out what the top thought leaders were doing. I found out that they had a signature talk, they had a signature book, they had a signature system, whether that ...

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PODCAST: Creating a Life of Resilience and Adaptability with Ed Hajim

In a world that is constantly evolving, it can be difficult to stay resilient and adaptable. But how do you rise above the challenges life throws at you and become successful? What makes some people resilient, while others in the same situation, struggle? 

It was such a pleasure to speak with this week's guest, Ed Hajim. Ed grew up in and out of foster care with little guidance or support system, yet he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.  In his book, "ON THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom," Ed shares that his father kidnapped him at age 3, drove him cross country and away from his mother, and told Ed that his mother was dead! Shortly after, his dad  abandoned him, leaving Ed to grow up in orphanages and foster homes.

What is Resilience?

As humans, it is in our nature to want to give up when the going gets tough. But what if we could push through those low moments and use them as an opportunity for growth? What if...

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PODCAST EPISODE 172: From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete

podcast triathlon Aug 09, 2022

It’s never too late to do something to better your life and your health. In this episode, I talk with the author of From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete: A Portrait of a Non-athletic Triathlete, Hilary JM Topper of Merrick, NY. Hilary will inspire anyone to overcome their past, push past their boundaries, and change their life for the better. Her book chronicles her journey from almost failing high school gym as a teenager to learning how to swim, bike and run as a middle-aged woman. 

Hilary’s story and her drive to change her life will inspire others to do the same -  no matter how rich or poor, how overweight or underweight, or how old or young they are. 

Some of the things we talked about:

Kim Peek: I would love to hear how you went from couch potato to endurance athlete. What sparked that in you? What made you think wake up one morning and say, Hey, I think this sounds like a good idea.

Hilary Topper: So I was 47 years...

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PODCAST EPISODE 171: Become a Swimming Fanatic Without Boredom with Sheera Goren

podcast swimming Jul 17, 2022

One of the drawbacks of swimming is that it can be solitary and very, very quiet. If you're new to swimming, it can seem overwhelming to attend a masters swimming class. And there are just so many things to know as a newbie!

In this episode of Power Up Your Performance, I spoke with Sheera Goren, co-founder and CEO of Zygo, and underwater headset for streaming audio and live communication.

Prior to taking the plunge in the deep end, Sheera graduated from UCLA with a law degree and became the general counsel for an international hospitality group at 27. Tired of a desk job, she quit to start SwimTeam, a fitness company similar to SoulCycle and Barry's Bootcamp, that offers swimming-based workout classes. Sheera also founded a nonprofit, Dinating, which worked with restaurants to raise money to feed needy families in Los Angeles. Donating 30,000+ meals using the funds they raised.

Listen to the episode in the player below, or on your favorite podcast platform.



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PODCAST EPISODE 170: Connect to Your Inner Vision to Create Your Dream Life

dreams empowerment podcast Feb 17, 2022

Petia Kolibova is a women’s transformation coach who helps women who have been pushed down and been playing it small due to toxic relationships or unhealed childhood trauma to create a life that is true to them and their soul purpose.

Her mission is to help women who are on the path to healing from past wounds move through their limiting beliefs and internal blocks so they can finally do what they want to do and what feels good to them.


What we talked about:

On Dreams...

Petia: We give up on our dreams. We give up on our hopes. We start living in the matrix. We start living in a world that has been constructed for us by listening to everyone around us, instead of trusting ourselves and our intuition. It's so important to go back to your body and starting to really listen to yourself and tune into what feels right for you and what doesn't... instead of listening everyone else... because no one else has you. No one else will have all the answers.

On not finding...

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PODCAST EPISODE 169: From Trials and Tribulation to Thriving in all Things

empowerment podcast Feb 14, 2022

Michaela S. Cox is a multi-published author and speaker who writes about a wide range of topics. Drawing on her own life experiences with disability, divorce and the death of her beloved husband, Michaela knows what it’s like to face trauma and tribulations and thrive through challenges. Her journey offers hope and a way forward to those who are dealing with challenges of their own.

What I loved about talking with Michaela is that she has dealt with a lot in her life, and she hasn’t let anything stop her. She shares a great list of tools and tactics that help her thrive through challenges in this interview.


What we talked about:

Finding the sunshine in sorrow...

Michaela: As much as we can't control our circumstances, and we don't always control the thoughts or feelings that are flying in and out of our brains, we can control what we do with them once they're there... whether we're going to be more optimistic, pessimistic, stay in the yucky places or decide...

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PODCAST EPISODE 168: The link between gut health, mood, and stress with Kirsty Taylor

nutrition podcast Feb 08, 2022

Kirsty Taylor is a Holistic Nutritionist,  bridging science and spirituality. She empowers people to understand what their bodies are trying to tell them, so they can heal their root causes. Because our bodies are always communicating with us, it’s important to understand that these root causes are more than physical symptoms, and we need to also understand how our bodies need to heal on an emotional, mental and energetic level.


What we talked about:

Kim: Can you start off by telling us: what is gut health?

Kirsty: If you ask different people, you'll probably get  different answers to that question. Gut health really begins in our mouth and it ends in our bottoms. ... I think a lot of people, when they're thinking about gut health, tend to think more about microbiome. And that micro-biome lives in a large intestines. The health and diversity of that microbiome is super important though, even though it is only one picture, it really does contribute a...

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