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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Oct 7, 2017

My close friend and mentor Kimanzi Constable, joins us as he shares his journey as a bread truck delivery driver in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to becoming a world-renown international consultant, best-selling author, TEDx speaker and elite level laptop lifestyle entrepreneur.

Kimanzi Constable is the author of four books that have sold over 100,000 copies. He has been seen and is a contributor for The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, AskMen, Fox News, Yahoo, NBC News, Time Magazine, Business Insider, CBS News, and over 60 blogs.

Kimanzi has booked hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking and consulting contracts at various global companies in 59 countries over the last five years.

Kimanzi teaches entrepreneurs how to book paid speaking and consulting contracts and becoming the top tier influencer in their niche.

Learn more about Kimanzi Constable at

Sep 9, 2017

I share some takeaways from 2017, plus more.

I am speaking at conference over the weekend if you are in the midwest go to for details.

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Apr 30, 2017

Tamara Thompson is an award winning filmmaker & director, who found her niche with inspiring storytelling utilizing video production.

Tamara left the corporate world knowing she wanted to become her own boss. She’s built client relationships with Safeway, Gabriel Cosmetics, and EOFire host John Lee Dumas.

She’s been honored to direct passion projects with Artist's Encore, a web series involving artists from American Idol, X-factor, and NBC's The Voice.

Tamara’s recent film documentary, “Inspired by 11” — featured 11 top entrepreneurial leaders like Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas and influencers from around the globe. 

Tamara was hit by a car and lost the ability to train and fell into a deep alcoholic depression. After receiving 5 DUI’s she was sentenced to jail and treatment. Then she decided to turn her life around. She overcame the shame of messing up her life and sobered up and to date is a successful film director and CEO of Serious Take Productions.

She is 6 yrs sober as of this recording and absolutely honored to have Tamara Thompson share her story of redemption on this episode of Thriving Beyond

Tamara has also shared her story on the stage at ICON Conference

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Apr 15, 2017

Meet Brandon Farbstein, he is the youngest individual to ever receive Style Weekly Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 and a featured speaker for TEDx RVA in 2015. Brandon was also part of CBS 6 television's "Heroes Among Us."

 At the age of 2, Brandon was diagnosed with a rare form of dwarfism and Brandon’s unique perspective on the world continues to inspire and be a beacon of hope for victims of bullying and anyone with a message who is afraid to speak out. 

Learn more about Brandon at

Mar 16, 2017

Meet Armando Cruz, 

Armando Cruz is a husband, father, entrepreneur, adventurer, author, lifestyle physical therapist, ultra-runner, & legacy coach. He is the owner of Cruz Country Fitness & Physical Therapy. He is the creator of the R.I.C.H. Man Experience and The Modern Man Virtual Summit.

Armando has climbed mountains, ran over 50 miles in a day in the swamps, has lived out of his car, and has rollerbladed and surfed in hurricanes but his biggest adventure has been fatherhood. He is the proud dad of 3 amazing children and has been married for 10 years to his beautiful wife Christian.

Armando helps growth-minded married men show up powerfully in their relationship with their wife and kids, in their health and in their business to create a legacy they can be proud of.

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Feb 10, 2017

Meet Rocco Deleo, Rocco has been featured in The Good Men Project and We Rad Dad’s podcast. Rocco shares how he moved forward after an unthinkable situation devastated his family life and how he moved forward through resilience and faith.

Rocco is the host of The Rocco Deleo Show

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Jan 19, 2017

Meet James Woosley, has been featured on "Entrepreneur on Fire" (EOFire) - James is a self-proclaimed underachiever—only because he’s constantly expanding his potential by immediately striving for more—knowing that his mind, body, and spirit have been stretched to a new level of possibilities.

As a business coach, consultant, and project manager, James helps people and organizations move ideas from the dreaming and planning stages to full implementation.

James Woosley is the author of Conquer the Entrepreneur's Kryptonite: Simple Strategic Planning for You

and Your Business and Challenge Accepted!: A Simple Strategy for Living Life on Purpose.

Highlights - “James, you are the biggest underachiever in the room.”

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Jan 12, 2017

Meet Beverly Sartain, a recovery life Coach and certified drug and alcohol counselor.

She couldn’t complete the application to Graduate School because of shame. (Full post at

Beverly then received help through therapy and experienced a shift after receiving an awakening through spiritual psychology.

She meditates during the morning and self-care is how she lives her life and specifically she loves to work on the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual level for healing and the recovery process.

In this episode, we cover overcoming alcoholism, relationships, and how to thrive beyond depression and shame.

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Jan 6, 2017


Meet Gia Heller, she's been a pioneer in the internet marketing industry since 1995, and she's #1 Amazon best-selling author of the "Startup Entrepreneur." 

Gia is a former marketing & research director at CB Richard Ellis, commercial real estate firm.

Gia has been featured on television networks and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses in helping them gain thousands of eyeballs via social channels.


“As long as you spend your life building relationships you’ll never be homeless.”

After the real estate crash in 2008, Gia left the real estate industry and found herself living on food stamps in a basement with her daughter, then an awakening happened.

Listen in as we share more.

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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

Listen in as we share more on

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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 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 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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