Thriving Beyond | Features Best-Selling Authors, TEDx Speakers, Elite Entrepreneurs, and World-renowned Consultants and Coaches

Vidal Cisneros Jr.'s story has been published in, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Possible." Vidal Cisneros Jr. hosts, as amazing guests who have worked with celebrities, share empowering stories of personal and business triumphs. Vidal shares experiences, insights, strategies, and resources to thrive beyond life's divine storms. Because thriving beyond life's worst setbacks leads to the greatest life "comeback." Thriving Beyond is built by "Thrivers" for "Thrivers!"
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Dec 31, 2016

The year in review solo-episode highlights behind the scenes of creating the podcast and how guests impacted Thriving Beyond and what to expect in 2017.

3 Lessons Learned in Year One of Thriving Beyond

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Dec 29, 2016

Meet Walter Eggers, host of the popular We Rad Dads podcast, joins

Walter provides wisdom to his community of We Rad Dads along with strategies for co-parenting single dads.

Show highlights

  • Chemical addiction of adrenaline.

    “Now matters. The choices we make determines who we are becoming which determine where we go and where we end up in our life.” - Hal Elrod

  • Walter Eggers trifecta to overcome hardships

    1. Find yourself
    2. Know yourself
    3. Be yourself - “Unapologetically be yourself.”

Listen in as Walter shares his story as he struggled to find his way after he left a career, family, and encountered new challenges.

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Dec 21, 2016

Meet Amanda Rivera, Amanda has a Masters in Corporate Public Relations and has been featured in Forbes, and The Huffington Post. Amanda is a Public Relations Coach who helps people be seen and heard as Thought Leaders through influencer marketing.

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Her Story: Amanda went through a hard loss and realized she was in a existential crisis. Her biggest mistake was trying to do it all by her self. That’s where she started digging deep and began thriving beyond depression.

Episode highlights


"3 Steps to gain recognition for your brand" (20:00 minute mark)


  1. Discover and dig deep into your brand essence by knowing your story.
  2. Do the research - Look at most popular post and learn.
  3. You can get more "yes’s" when you make a pitch look like a, “yes.”

“Me trying to do it all on my own was the biggest mistake.”

“Change can happen in an instant but change takes time to nurture.”

“I don’t know what my next step is, but with the right support system I can do anything.”

Amanda is the host of the Forbes featured Millennial Thought Leaders Mastermind Facebook group.

Learn more about Amanda and her signature program at


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Dec 15, 2016

Meet Virginia Jimenez, she has been featured in The Good Men Project, co-emceed an award show at Podcast Movement. Virginia is a sky-diver, poet, fitness instructor, and coach.

Virginia has a bachelor's degree in Finance from Florida International University and is a certified Body Language Coach.

Virginia runs workshops that bridge awareness and understanding through the power of choice, presence, and perceptiveness.

Show highlights

  • Short exercise routine
  • Journal entry
  • Meditation

“Go at the speed of life.”

  1. Think big picture.
  2. Honor your emotions but don’t let them own you.
  3. Become comfortable with the uncomfortable.

“Elevating consciousness around love.”

“The magic happens in that space of discomfort.”

Years ago, Virginia was not doing what she was meant to be doing in life. Listen as she shares her story and more.

Dec 10, 2016

Meet Adam Ivy, Adam was named one of “150 Great Marketers To Follow in 2015.”

Years ago, turning an eight hundred dollar investment at twenty-three years old into a six-figure online income, Adam's marketing techniques accelerated his brand recognition from initial launch to viral fame in under 24 months.

An early adopter of the YouTube platform, Adams’ work has been featured on CNBC, G4TV, MTV, and E! Network as well as dozens of nationally syndicated radio programs.

As a music producer Adam has worked with over 2,400 independent recording artists in 23 countries, companies such as Burger King, MTV, and Clear Channel Media.

Adams’ latest venture, Jusbi™, is a socially conscious fitness and lifestyle apparel brand determined to reverse the body shaming mentality of the modern day fitness industry.

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Dec 5, 2016

Meet Jason Treu, CEO's call Jason their "Secret weapon." (Secretly, of course.) Jason Treu has helped clients generate over a billion dollars in wealth over the past three years.

  • Jason Treu spent seven years in Silicon Valley working with Steve Jobs, Mark Cuban, and others at companies such as Apple, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Pixar, Yahoo! and many others
  • Jason Treu has helped clients meet top influencers such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Peter Diamandis, Chris Anderson and others.
  • Jason wrote a #1 best seller, Social Wealth, that’s been #1 in four business categories on Amazon, and sold over 40,000 copies
  • Jason has been a guest expert on more than 400+ podcasts, radio, and TV shows in the past year

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Nov 18, 2016

Meet Ian Ryan, Ian helps people master their body so they can live with more energy and confidence.

Ian Ryan lost his brother at a young age and shares how he overcame feeling lost and found his light through health and wellness.

Ian has been featured on multiple top-ranked podcasts. Ian is the founder of and the host of "The Fearless And Healthy Podcast." 

With over a 9 years experience as a highly sought after health coach, Ian believes in a holistic approach to wellness and putting a large emphasis on mastering mindset.

Today, Ian coaches busy professionals integrate wellness into their hectic lives.

Show Highlights

Morning trifecta:

  • Blood flowing
  • Morning power shake
  • Daily Review 3 Wins - 3 big tasks to get done - Gratitude


“The juice is in the process — trust the journey.”

“Make non-negotiable time for personal development.”

“Change your environment and get lost in nature.”

Ian took a leap of faith and bought a one-way ticket and found the courage through a healthy lifestyle after losing his brother, listen in as we share more.

Nov 16, 2016

Meet Erica Castner, Erica has been featured in the Huffington Post and in Social Media Examiner. Erica is the founder of Queen of Results Business Coaching and the host of "Power Factor Biz Chat."

Show highlights

"'I was either going to be dead or divorced by the time I was 35."

“If we don’t have the thing that's rocking  our core figured out all the how to in the world isn’t going to mean a darn thing if we can’t address what’s rocking our core.”

“You cannot give birth to an adult.”

Through years of helping thousands of businesses, Erica Castner has identified the key factor to turn your ideas and goals into results and accomplishments. Erica bridges the gap between where they are now and the next level they want to achieve. 


Years ago, Erica found herself at a weekend event and needed to resolve her alcohol addiction and accept the root of the cause before she'd overcome her identity crisis.



Nov 12, 2016

Meet Meg Le Vu, Meg is a best-selling author who has been featured in The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur. Meg is a video marketer extraordinaire and she shares an untold personal story that held her back from forgiving and finding her passion.

Show Highlights:

"I’m ready to receive." 

"Figure out your go-to move."

"Your trump card is to be original and own it."

Listen as we share more

Nov 3, 2016

Meet Erika De La Cruz, Erika has been featured on ABC News Radio and she’s a media and television personality, specializing in on-camera features, as a film and fashion runway television and radio personality. Erika has broadcasted on shows that reach audiences of half a million plus and is the official host of Fashion Week San Diego.

Episode highlights

"The quality of your life is where you live emotionally."

  1. Your internal story matters. 
  2. Create human connection and lasting relationships to serve.
  3. Take action and follow through on sincerely serving those relationships.

“Forge a sincere relationship that will lead to sincere successes."

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Oct 28, 2016

Meet Calvin Wayman, he owns CobbesMedia and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Social Media Examiner, The Huffington Post, and was even named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under the Age of 30 by He just barely released his first book, which debuted on the

Calvin released his first book,“Fish Out of Water” which debuted on the Amazon top-100 of all books in the Success category.

In Spring 2015, he quit his day-job to pursue his dream of working for himself and went selling door-to-door as a man on a mission. Listen as we share more..

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P.S."Thriving Beyond From Tragedy To Triumph" Book Pre-order Ends Oct. 31, 2016, • • 

Oct 25, 2016

Meet Joel Boggess, he is a contributor to Inc,, and Huffington Post. Joel’s interviewed Jack Canfield on his top-ranked show and his latest book, Finding your Voice, hit the #1 spot on Amazon for success, happiness, and in the self-esteem categories. Joel has been featured on television and radio. 

His podcast, ReLaunch, was named by Podcasters’ Paradise as “Best Overall” podcast of 2014 and “Most Inspirational” podcast for 2014 and 2015; and has surpassed the one million listen mark.


“I have to live the life I was born to live.”

“It’s not about comparison it’s about completion into who you are at the cellular level and the deeper level.”

"C +C = D Clarity plus confidence equals direction."

Joel shares tips on how to connect with high-level influencers and book launch tips

Learn more about Joel and full blog post





Oct 24, 2016

Meet Thor Conklin, shares how 911 impacted his personal life. In 2000 he started his entrepreneurial career and created a global Risk Management consulting firm serving the private equity community. His top 15 clients had combined revenue $12.7 Billion USD with operations in over 100 Countries worldwide. Since he's started, bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses. 

  • Business & Executive Coach
  • Professional Keynote Speaker
  • Host of Peak Performance Podcast
  • Trainer and Facilitator of Peak Performance /Execution Workshops & Seminars
  • Senior Leader for Tony Robbins - 14 Years
  • Father of to two amazing young adults - Chase and Nicole

"Challenges create quantum leaps in our growth."

"Life happens for me and not to me."

With 35 years of knowledge of what works and what does not work, he helps listeners execute consistently & efficiently to reach the next level as Thor shares strategies, tricks, tips and psychology necessary to be a Peak Performer on Peak Performance Podcast. Thor is a Peak Performer extraordinaire, no doubt!

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Oct 21, 2016

[Solo episode] "The Power Of Our Story" Your message carries your vibe that attracts your tribe. [VIDEO at]

Behind the scene updates, and learn about the exclusive  "Thriving Beyond From Tragedy To Triumph" bonus chapters.

As stress related addictions rise, we can aid addiction recovery, homelessness prevention, and post-traumatic stress awareness by supporting "Thriving Beyond From Tragedy to Triumph" and Halo, Inc, and PTS Faces in the fight against addictions, homelessness, suicide, and post-traumatic stress disorders. 




Oct 11, 2016

Meet Amanda & Nicholas Bayerle,'s list for 2016 as Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 - Creating Life on Their Own Terms.

They've also been featured in Oxygen magazine. Nicholas and Amanda Bayerle, are hosts of a Top-Ranked Podcast on iTunes and they're online health and fitness coaches. 

They have interviewed Drew Canole, James Malinchak, and Alex Charfen to name a few.

Nicholas was a top performer as the youngest bicycle racer at two-years-old then he became the youngest motorcycle rider shortly after.

"Learning how to govern myself is what has created success." 

Nicholas and Amanda’s passions include health, fitness, personal development, entrepreneurship, and faith-based values.

Listen in as we share more.

Learn more about them at their new website below


Oct 5, 2016

Meet Jay Wong, host of The Inner Changemaker, recently named a top 10 Business podcast for 2016 via Podcast Awards at Podcast Movement.

He's interviewed Bob Proctor, Nathan Chan, and as of late Grant Cardone.

Jay interviews high-profile entrepreneurs and world-class creators choosing legacy over currency.

Jay Wong grew up in the U.S. and lives in Toronto Canada. He's a world traveler and has vagabonded Asia, Russia, and Italy.

Topics covered on this episode

  • Intention letter
  • Morning ritual of intermittent fasting
  • Immigrant scarcity mindset
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Win streak app
  • Creating momentum one win at a time.
  • The adversity attitude
  • Own your stuff. (Good, bad, and in-between.)

“Always choose adventure, because you're the hero of your journey.” - Jay Wong

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Sep 30, 2016

Meet Jake Heilbrunn, he shares his journey of self-discovery backpacking through Central America in his book "Off the beaten Trail" which is endorsed by New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Guillebeau.

At nineteen, he's also been featured in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.

He's done motivational talks at high schools and is an emerging leader of his generation.

Learn more about Jake at


Sep 23, 2016

Meet Aaron Pierson, podcaster, author, band strategist, filmmaker, and award-winning designer. After overcoming addiction he'd discover a real cause -- a bigger mission and vision!

As his passion ignited a digital branding business that consults businesses globally today.

Listen in as Aaron shares his story and business strategies on hacking productivity and possibility.

Follow Aaron on Snapchat: @AaronPierson

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Sep 16, 2016

When Scott was in Guatemala, he noticed that despite how little families had over there, they were happy, smiling and grateful.

When he returned home, he noticed that we often take for granted what we do have, and complain about what we don’t have.

That’s when Scott decided to do something about it and wanted to get the kids in Guatemala involved!

So he partnered with Pencils of Promise, a nonprofit organization that builds schools in developing countries.

The kids that have had a Pencils of Promise School built for them were so grateful to have their new classrooms, that they wanted to do something to give back!

And that’s how "Say It With Gratitude" was born.

So if you want more gratitude and happiness in your life, and have a big impact on others, whether they’re your friends, clients, or family members, then join the gratitude movement today!


Calling all "Thriver's" -- Would you Consider Spreading the word for a good cause?

Go to to join the book launch team as we roll out next week September 21, 2016. 

Join the FB Thriving Beyond Launch team for perks.




Sep 9, 2016

Milwaukee Firewalking Firefighter creates an experience you'll remember. Jake Nawrocki shares why his conference means so much and what people are missing in life.

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Jake Nawrocki, is a Milwaukee firefighter, author, and fire walking trainer. Jake has reached over 1.5 Million through his podcast and for the first time ever is holding a live event on September 10 - 11 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Milwaukee Wisconsin Area.

At this event you'll accelerate your personal growth and take control of your life and achieve your biggest goals. You will learn powerful life-changing tools from world-class performance research

At this event you are going to be challenged so you learn how to defeat the roadblocks that are holding you back in life. A few of the challenges you will face are a "Firewalking experience" and board breaking. If these challenges scare you, good! You are going to face your fears and push yourself beyond.

This event is a life changing opportunity for you to focus completely on your personal growth and development.

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Sep 3, 2016

Meet Stacy Tuschl,

When Stacy launched her performing arts business in 2002 from her parents’ backyard, Stacy was a wide-eyed 18-year-old. By the time she was a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, her small, backyard business had turned her life upside down.

She incorporated, rented space, and threw herself into her entrepreneurial dream. 

Over the next 10 years, Stacy expanded into a custom-built facility, added a second location, and grew the business into seven figures.

Stacy has shared her passion for dance with others since she was a teenager. However, when people started approaching her for business advice, Stacy found a new passion: guiding women entrepreneurs to greater business success.

As a successful entrepreneur, Stacy knows what it’s like to toss and turn at night over an expense, to wonder if you’ll ever find the right person to hire, and to look in the mirror and ask, “Is this business even worth saving?”

Her hands-on experience and realistic approach make her a true partner on the road to achieving your entrepreneurial dreams.

Through proven strategies, Stacy helps clients assess the health and viability of their businesses, establish profitable financial practices, update marketing strategies, build a loyal customer base, hire and manage employees, develop effective communication systems, and prioritize goals.


Want to learn more about Stacy?

Join her Level Up Facebook community

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Aug 26, 2016

Meet Tanner Gers, Tanner shares his story of perseverance through four brain surgeries after a severe car wreck that gave him more than hope but the courage to keep going when most would give up much less inspire them to graduate college and pursue Olympic dreams and business ventures.

“Why is the wrong question, start asking yourself what?”

Tanner was an All-American kid growing up, excelling in school and sports, but On March 28, 2004, this All-American life should have ended during a tragic auto accident. That day, a tree shot through Tanner’s windshield, causing a traumatic brain injury, fracturing his spinal column, blowing his eye out of the socket, leaving a massive hole in his face and skull, and even with his brain exposed to the air, Tanner miraculously survived. While emergency services wrote Tanner off, he fought over 75 minutes until he made it to the hospital. His situation worsened when 19 days later, he woke up from surgery totally blind.

The biggest tragedy in Tanner’s life wasn’t losing his sight. It was not taking every day by the horns and living life to the fullest like he does today. Since coming out of that life storm, Tanner has graduated from college, started business ventures in food service, sales, health, and fitness, consulting, professional speaking, and has been featured in media outlets such as, CEO Powercast, Superhuman Entrepreneur, and Unstoppable Success Radio. Holding a degree in Business, he consults and speaks for corporate, educational, and organizational clients to improve performance, leadership, health, and bottom line results. Giving back and supporting the community is a high priority for Tanner, which is why he has worked with disabled youth and adults through various organizations such as Easter Seals, the Foundation for Blind Children, US Veterans Affairs, and Wounded Warriors.

While Tanner has been building businesses, he’s also been building himself as an athlete. His athletic achievements  include being the 2011 Para Pan American gold medalist, 2012 US Paralympic trials gold medalist, 2012 Paralympian, and a 2013 World Championship team member in track and field, 2-time National Beep Baseball Association World Series Offensive MVP, and 5-time Offensive All-Star, as well as the 2015 US National Champion in track cycling. 

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Aug 19, 2016

Cherissa Jackson is a retired United States Air Force captain, author, speaker, and a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder "thriver," and her mission is to help other PTSD survivors thrive beyond their challenges through her non-profit organization, "PTS Faces."

“Be at peace, and not in pieces.”

She shares her story and being an actress in the upcoming movie, "A Sense of Purpose, Fighting For Our Lives," is providing continued awareness for the PTSD community.

For more info on Cherissa's book, “At Peace Not In Pieces: Powering Through My Pain” 

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(Proceeds to Will go to

Captain Cherissa Jackson is a retired Air Force Nurse with 14 years of nursing experience.  She has served 23 years and survived 4 deployments - 3 to combat hospitals. She is a SHERO United Ambassador and a Hall of Famer for her efforts to help women veterans. Cherissa's passion; to motivate, inspire and encourage; has led her to be an advocate for Post-Traumatic Stress disorder soldiers and their families. 

On Veterans Day in 2015, Ms. Jackson launched PTSFaces, a global platform that brings awareness to the treatment and the treatment options for PTS Veterans. This online one stop shop provides support groups, partnerships, Medical Teams, webinars, survival stories, and other resources to any Veteran looking for support and assistance with coping with PTS. was created from Ms. Jackson’s own experiences as a survivor of PTSD and the stories of other Veterans challenged with their condition. Four tours of duty in some of the worst war zones required Ms. Jackson to compartmentalize her emotions. Re-bandaging charred bodies as she inhaled the smell of burned skin and watching injured soldiers with amputated limbs emerge from helicopters were a part of her daily work. After the bombing in Afghanistan of her building in 2011, which caused her to live in fear for six months, Ms. Jackson ultimately retired. When she returned, she was haunted by the memories from her deployments and suffered from increased anxiety. Soon after, Ms. Jackson was diagnosed with PTSD. With a few months on prescribed medication, continued exercise, and her will to conquer PTSD, Ms. Jackson stands today as a PTS Survivor ready to help her fellow Veterans combat PTSD.

Passionate about helping others and determined to make a difference, helping other war veterans overcome the challenge and the stigma of PTSD has become Cherissa Jackson’s new legacy and mission.  This spring, Ms. Jackson will release her much-anticipated book, At Peace: Powering Through My Pain, where she shares seven powerful principles for coping with PTSD and trauma. 

Ms. Jackson is also is a proud mother of 2 beautiful twin daughters.


Aug 12, 2016

Meet Brittany Brown, Women's Empowerment Leader, Speaker, and International Master Coach and founder of, and creator of the Beating Binge Eating™ Blueprint and the Food Freedom Forever™ After turning her own yo-yo weight loss and gain, binge and emotional eating and severe health complications around, Brittany now leads women to create a life fueled by freedom instead of diets.

After turning her own yo-yo weight loss and gain, binge and emotional eating and severe health complications around, Brittany leads women in creating a life fueled by freedom instead of diets, and weight and food obsession.

As a Board Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Communication and Psychology Graduate, personal development addict, experienced Transformation Specialist and self-proclaimed spirit junkie, her knowledge and methods towards creating a loving relationship with food and one’s body hits the mark.


Brittany has spent 10+ years working with hundreds of women to solidify her life's mission: 


Helping women transform their struggle with their body and food so they are free to share their gifts with the world, step into their full purpose, and be who they are meant to me. 


Episode highlights 

“Everyone needs a coach, we all have a million blind spots.”

“Love did not create this, therefore it is not real.”

“What’s the gift in this?” - Brittany Brown


Learn more about Brittany Brown at

Aug 5, 2016

Tuan Nguyen is an awesome "biz dad" with a track record of success in both business and philanthropy. He's grown several multi-million dollar internet directory portals, helped raised millions for charities, and delivered over 300 speaking engagements including 3 TEDx talks within 20 months. One of his passions is helping purpose-driven professionals reach their potential in hopes to help the world grow healthier and happier.

“Remember, you have a gift, you are a gift, and share your gift with the world and make your difference today.”

He currently runs, a firm offering business, leadership and advisory services to health organizations, helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs with programs in leadership, business, and marketing, and helping "biz dads" become awesome "biz dads," aka Dudebuddhas, through the curation lessons and hacks from awesome "biz dads" across the globe.

Connect with Tuan at



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