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Wake up to your purpose! Wake up to your passion! Wake up to your greatness! In each episode of Wake Up!, Monika Zands connects with amazing people who have been willing to dive into their life's challenges in order to create incredible success, contribution and impact. These are people who have faced fears, overcome obstacles, relentlessly pursued their dreams and are now able to share their stories. Welcome to the show and get ready to wake up!

Latest Episodes

019: Do What Your Soul is Calling You To Do with Jesse Gros

Jesse Gros is an extraordinary husband, father, and life coach, whose office is a yurt in the middle of Santa Monica. He has written two books. His latest, My Life Coach Wears a Tutu and Your Wild & Precious Life, were inspired by his life of adventure. During today’s episode, Jesse candidly shares his newly found ability to say no, his philosophy about what success truly is, and how he plans to uplift humanity’s consciousness one person at a time. Key Takeaways: [03:53] Every 10 years or so, Jesse receives a signal that it's time to make a transition in his life. [13:12] Our society has mastered self-gratification, but Jesse craves authentic freedom. [17:35] Pain and suffering are healed with total surrender and compassion for yourself. [23:39] Playing 'the beauty I see in you is... ' game at Burning Man. [27:57] Recognizing your mission, and becoming a beacon. [32:05] Getting into alignment about what is clear to you. [36:52] The tutu is free expression without judgment from oth...

43 MIN2017 OCT 2
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019: Do What Your Soul is Calling You To Do with Jesse Gros

019: Taylor Clark's Kick in the Butt from Gary Vaynerchuk

Taylor Clark is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and fashion designer dedicated to changing the world – one shirt at a time. Growing up with her parent’s bridal gown business, Taylor was exposed to the fashion and business industry at a young age. Her infatuation for bridal gowns led her to travel across the country to Los Angeles, CA to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and pursue her dreams of being a fashion designer. While Taylor’s main goal within FIDM was to be accepted into their 3rd year program, a full debut runway show that attracts 10,000+ industry professionals, she sadly just missed the mark. Little did she know, this would be a turning point on her mission to change the world. Taylor’s endearing vulnerability in sharing her downfalls, as well as her triumphs, makes her not only a pinnacle of humility, but an incredibly relatable human being to anyone who’s ever felt lost at some point in their life. After a year of feeling stuck, Taylor mad...

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
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019: Taylor Clark's Kick in the Butt from Gary Vaynerchuk

018: Make an Impact on People’s Lives by Sharing Authentically with Alexa Rose Carlin

Guest Alexa Rose Carlin is a speaker, business coach, author, and entrepreneur, who started her first business at 17. An autoimmune deficiency almost kept her from graduating college and working in the fashion industry designing jewelry. Alexa shares the story of how she turned a near-death experience and a debilitating disease into her personal brand by authentically sharing her ordeal on Periscope. Her goal is to empower people to believe in themselves, so they can accomplish their dreams and make a difference in the world. Alexa’s All-In-One (Authenticity, Inspiration and Optimism) philosophy has earned her paid speaking engagements and a reputation as a confidant for people who need to feel like someone is listening. Key Takeaways: [1:39] Alexa volunteered to be put into a coma when a medical team was needed to save her life from Sepsis. [10:34] After moving to NYC to start her career in the fashion industry, Alexa got sick again. [12:46] Alexa adopted a healthier lifestyle and...

33 MIN2017 APR 25
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018: Make an Impact on People’s Lives by Sharing Authentically with Alexa Rose Carlin

017: Why Live Streaming is the Next Big Thing with Alex Khan

Alex Khan has been called the second most loved person on the Periscope platform. His wickedly intriguing German accent and his genuine persona earned him 200,000 followers and 50 million hearts in his first year of streaming. Alex is a serial entrepreneur, a keynote speaker and social media strategist. In the social media game since 2006, Alex has been able to gain insights about the most successful incentives and strategies that foster communication and activity among his members. He joins Monika on today’s podcast to discuss how his early upbringing has shaped his life, how to sell any product, and the importance of knowing your audience. Key Takeaways: [3:36] Alex appreciates social media’s ability to bring together people that he knows, likes, and trusts. [5:27] Live streaming is the next big thing, because it is an intimate, authentic way to see who someone really is. [12:01] If you have KLT in marketing, you can sell any product or any service. [14:28] Alex explains why it ...

27 MIN2017 APR 18
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017: Why Live Streaming is the Next Big Thing with Alex Khan

016: Say Yes to Your Intuition with Siddiqui Soul Ray

Monika welcomes the lady who kicked her spiritual butt, Siddiqui Soul Ray. Siddiqui is an Intuitive Coach who provides her clients intuitive, clear direction, confidence, and hope. She is an energetic and playful certified health and wellness coach, and her 5 Archetypes help clients identify their blind spots. Siddiqui's genius channeled through in the form of photography. It was through this medium she realized she was healing her wound of needing to be seen. Key Takeaways: [2:48] Siddiqui’s new book, Fire Your Guru, highlights emotive intuition and egoic logic making their way through the world together. [11:05] Yearning to be truly seen, guided Siddiqui to her genius. [18:54] Five Archetypes to identify blind spots. [22:29] The soul is a person’s unique, energetic DNA. [27:23] The intuition muscle is our innate, animalistic sense of knowing. [31:24] Channeling intuition is where genius is born. [32:27] Monika shares her breakthrough journey. [41:30] If you are listening to this...

43 MIN2017 APR 11
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016: Say Yes to Your Intuition with Siddiqui Soul Ray

015: Nourishing Your Body is a Spiritual Practice with Isabel Foxen Duke

The funny, raw, and authentic Isabel Foxen Duke joins Monika to share the inspirational journey of how she stopped fighting food. As a body positive advocate. Isabelle graduated with a BA in Sociology from Tufts, and received her health coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. Isabel created StopFightingFood.com. It is there she offers a free video training series for women who want to stop feeling crazy around food. Key Takeaways: [2:08] Isabel’s obsessive diet cycle started when she was a three-year-old after a doctor put her on a special diet. [9:58] Isabel skidded along the bottom for a while before she realized dieting was no longer an option for her. [14:54] Isabel’s work addresses changing the way clients relate to food at a deeper level than intuitive eating. [16:15] When Isabel stopped fighting food she had room for more things in her life. [21:11] As a wellness professional, Isabel is here to serve a social justice mission. [26:21] Isabel’s wake ...

30 MIN2017 APR 4
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015: Nourishing Your Body is a Spiritual Practice with Isabel Foxen Duke

014: Attract What You Want and Let Go of What You Don’t with Ruby Fremon

Monika welcomes Ruby Fremon to the podcast today. Ruby is a transformational life coach, an energy healer, and a self-love advocate. Ruby helps women boost their self-worth, and put an end to self-destructive behaviors, so they can experience happiness, gain confidence, and attract love. Ruby combines her love for the metaphysical with her passion for coaching. Ruby was willing to do whatever it took to have the life she was intended to live. She values loyalty, authenticity, and integrity. Key Takeaways: [2:14] Ruby hit rock bottom before her waking up and getting healthy in her mind, body, and soul. [5:45] Ruby describes how she works with individuals and groups. [11:14] Fitting in and feeling understood was one of the biggest challenges Ruby had growing up. [15:07] Ruby came across a spiritual group of women who helped her harness her powers. [18:14] Ruby offers guidance for those who want to step into their light. [20:10] Ruby’s work ignites people to be the person they have al...

31 MIN2017 MAR 28
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014: Attract What You Want and Let Go of What You Don’t with Ruby Fremon

013: Live in the Present to Reach Your Astronomical Dreams with Katie Dalebout

Katie Dalebout is a life coach, author, speaker, yoga teacher, and host of the Let It Out podcast. Katie spreads positivity and authenticity wherever she goes and to whomever she touches. She intends to use her body image experiences to start a movement about what beauty means in our society. Katie encourages people to journal, and shares her own unique journey in her book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling. Katie and Monika share personal stories of how their relationships with their mothers have changed since reaching adulthood, and what it means to be present in this life. Key Takeaways: [2:00] Katie is living her astronomical dreams. [7:50] Nostalgia is a time you long to have again, because you were not present for it the first time. [14:12] Having an adult relationship with our mother can be enlightening to a woman. [20:24] Katie has experienced the thin privilege that exists in our society. [28:45] Egos are beneficial when we have a message to share. [32:01] Katie’s W...

34 MIN2017 MAR 21
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013: Live in the Present to Reach Your Astronomical Dreams with Katie Dalebout

012: Live Your Life with Passion and Never Look Back with Asha Dahya

Monika’s guest, Asha Dahya is the Editor-in-Chief of Girl Talk HQ. Asha started Girl Talk HQ as a positive outlet for millennial women who are looking for inspiring content. After a decade-long career in the traditional entertainment industry, working for Disney, Fox, and MTV to name a few, Asha noticed women were represented differently than men in the media. So, she created a community where women could share and be understood without media bias. Today, Asha describes the female role models in her life, her passion to provide a middle ground solution pertaining to reproductive and abortion rights and how she balances her traditions with her feministic values. Key Takeaways: [2:42] Asha had powerful, positive, female influences in her life. [6:34] How Asha honored traditions while preserving her individual values. [10:20] The conscious decision to overcome barriers no matter how high they are. [13:38] Asha is able to separate the truth from non-productive criticism. [18:43] Findin...

29 MIN2017 MAR 14
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012: Live Your Life with Passion and Never Look Back with Asha Dahya

011: Listen for the Voice of God Every Day with Heather Regan

Heather Regan is a soul-centered psychotherapist whose message has been featured in the Huffington Post, Women for One and Yahoo. She broke out of the mold of traditional psychotherapy by fusing modern psychology with spirituality and intellect with intuition. She leads her sessions with a spirit-driven approach. And in doing so, she helps women to break free of patterns of filling voids with food, shopping, body shame and relationship drama. Heather is committed to filling people's spirits with God and living authentically. She acknowledges that she needed to first stop the chatter in her mind before she could truly listen to God. Key Takeaways: [1:45] When did Heather’s spiritual journey truly start? [8:01] What are some of the wonderful aspects that make Heather who she is? [12:30] How Heather stays in the energy of gratitude. [15:23] It’s not about what you say or do it’s about being the light. [17:11] Heather’s client-centered approach includes meeting the client where they...

33 MIN2017 MAR 7
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011: Listen for the Voice of God Every Day with Heather Regan

Latest Episodes

019: Do What Your Soul is Calling You To Do with Jesse Gros

Jesse Gros is an extraordinary husband, father, and life coach, whose office is a yurt in the middle of Santa Monica. He has written two books. His latest, My Life Coach Wears a Tutu and Your Wild & Precious Life, were inspired by his life of adventure. During today’s episode, Jesse candidly shares his newly found ability to say no, his philosophy about what success truly is, and how he plans to uplift humanity’s consciousness one person at a time. Key Takeaways: [03:53] Every 10 years or so, Jesse receives a signal that it's time to make a transition in his life. [13:12] Our society has mastered self-gratification, but Jesse craves authentic freedom. [17:35] Pain and suffering are healed with total surrender and compassion for yourself. [23:39] Playing 'the beauty I see in you is... ' game at Burning Man. [27:57] Recognizing your mission, and becoming a beacon. [32:05] Getting into alignment about what is clear to you. [36:52] The tutu is free expression without judgment from oth...

43 MIN2017 OCT 2
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019: Do What Your Soul is Calling You To Do with Jesse Gros

019: Taylor Clark's Kick in the Butt from Gary Vaynerchuk

Taylor Clark is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and fashion designer dedicated to changing the world – one shirt at a time. Growing up with her parent’s bridal gown business, Taylor was exposed to the fashion and business industry at a young age. Her infatuation for bridal gowns led her to travel across the country to Los Angeles, CA to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) and pursue her dreams of being a fashion designer. While Taylor’s main goal within FIDM was to be accepted into their 3rd year program, a full debut runway show that attracts 10,000+ industry professionals, she sadly just missed the mark. Little did she know, this would be a turning point on her mission to change the world. Taylor’s endearing vulnerability in sharing her downfalls, as well as her triumphs, makes her not only a pinnacle of humility, but an incredibly relatable human being to anyone who’s ever felt lost at some point in their life. After a year of feeling stuck, Taylor mad...

37 MIN2017 MAY 13
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019: Taylor Clark's Kick in the Butt from Gary Vaynerchuk

018: Make an Impact on People’s Lives by Sharing Authentically with Alexa Rose Carlin

Guest Alexa Rose Carlin is a speaker, business coach, author, and entrepreneur, who started her first business at 17. An autoimmune deficiency almost kept her from graduating college and working in the fashion industry designing jewelry. Alexa shares the story of how she turned a near-death experience and a debilitating disease into her personal brand by authentically sharing her ordeal on Periscope. Her goal is to empower people to believe in themselves, so they can accomplish their dreams and make a difference in the world. Alexa’s All-In-One (Authenticity, Inspiration and Optimism) philosophy has earned her paid speaking engagements and a reputation as a confidant for people who need to feel like someone is listening. Key Takeaways: [1:39] Alexa volunteered to be put into a coma when a medical team was needed to save her life from Sepsis. [10:34] After moving to NYC to start her career in the fashion industry, Alexa got sick again. [12:46] Alexa adopted a healthier lifestyle and...

33 MIN2017 APR 25
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018: Make an Impact on People’s Lives by Sharing Authentically with Alexa Rose Carlin

017: Why Live Streaming is the Next Big Thing with Alex Khan

Alex Khan has been called the second most loved person on the Periscope platform. His wickedly intriguing German accent and his genuine persona earned him 200,000 followers and 50 million hearts in his first year of streaming. Alex is a serial entrepreneur, a keynote speaker and social media strategist. In the social media game since 2006, Alex has been able to gain insights about the most successful incentives and strategies that foster communication and activity among his members. He joins Monika on today’s podcast to discuss how his early upbringing has shaped his life, how to sell any product, and the importance of knowing your audience. Key Takeaways: [3:36] Alex appreciates social media’s ability to bring together people that he knows, likes, and trusts. [5:27] Live streaming is the next big thing, because it is an intimate, authentic way to see who someone really is. [12:01] If you have KLT in marketing, you can sell any product or any service. [14:28] Alex explains why it ...

27 MIN2017 APR 18
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017: Why Live Streaming is the Next Big Thing with Alex Khan

016: Say Yes to Your Intuition with Siddiqui Soul Ray

Monika welcomes the lady who kicked her spiritual butt, Siddiqui Soul Ray. Siddiqui is an Intuitive Coach who provides her clients intuitive, clear direction, confidence, and hope. She is an energetic and playful certified health and wellness coach, and her 5 Archetypes help clients identify their blind spots. Siddiqui's genius channeled through in the form of photography. It was through this medium she realized she was healing her wound of needing to be seen. Key Takeaways: [2:48] Siddiqui’s new book, Fire Your Guru, highlights emotive intuition and egoic logic making their way through the world together. [11:05] Yearning to be truly seen, guided Siddiqui to her genius. [18:54] Five Archetypes to identify blind spots. [22:29] The soul is a person’s unique, energetic DNA. [27:23] The intuition muscle is our innate, animalistic sense of knowing. [31:24] Channeling intuition is where genius is born. [32:27] Monika shares her breakthrough journey. [41:30] If you are listening to this...

43 MIN2017 APR 11
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016: Say Yes to Your Intuition with Siddiqui Soul Ray

015: Nourishing Your Body is a Spiritual Practice with Isabel Foxen Duke

The funny, raw, and authentic Isabel Foxen Duke joins Monika to share the inspirational journey of how she stopped fighting food. As a body positive advocate. Isabelle graduated with a BA in Sociology from Tufts, and received her health coaching certificate from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition. Isabel created StopFightingFood.com. It is there she offers a free video training series for women who want to stop feeling crazy around food. Key Takeaways: [2:08] Isabel’s obsessive diet cycle started when she was a three-year-old after a doctor put her on a special diet. [9:58] Isabel skidded along the bottom for a while before she realized dieting was no longer an option for her. [14:54] Isabel’s work addresses changing the way clients relate to food at a deeper level than intuitive eating. [16:15] When Isabel stopped fighting food she had room for more things in her life. [21:11] As a wellness professional, Isabel is here to serve a social justice mission. [26:21] Isabel’s wake ...

30 MIN2017 APR 4
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015: Nourishing Your Body is a Spiritual Practice with Isabel Foxen Duke

014: Attract What You Want and Let Go of What You Don’t with Ruby Fremon

Monika welcomes Ruby Fremon to the podcast today. Ruby is a transformational life coach, an energy healer, and a self-love advocate. Ruby helps women boost their self-worth, and put an end to self-destructive behaviors, so they can experience happiness, gain confidence, and attract love. Ruby combines her love for the metaphysical with her passion for coaching. Ruby was willing to do whatever it took to have the life she was intended to live. She values loyalty, authenticity, and integrity. Key Takeaways: [2:14] Ruby hit rock bottom before her waking up and getting healthy in her mind, body, and soul. [5:45] Ruby describes how she works with individuals and groups. [11:14] Fitting in and feeling understood was one of the biggest challenges Ruby had growing up. [15:07] Ruby came across a spiritual group of women who helped her harness her powers. [18:14] Ruby offers guidance for those who want to step into their light. [20:10] Ruby’s work ignites people to be the person they have al...

31 MIN2017 MAR 28
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014: Attract What You Want and Let Go of What You Don’t with Ruby Fremon

013: Live in the Present to Reach Your Astronomical Dreams with Katie Dalebout

Katie Dalebout is a life coach, author, speaker, yoga teacher, and host of the Let It Out podcast. Katie spreads positivity and authenticity wherever she goes and to whomever she touches. She intends to use her body image experiences to start a movement about what beauty means in our society. Katie encourages people to journal, and shares her own unique journey in her book, Let It Out: A Journey Through Journaling. Katie and Monika share personal stories of how their relationships with their mothers have changed since reaching adulthood, and what it means to be present in this life. Key Takeaways: [2:00] Katie is living her astronomical dreams. [7:50] Nostalgia is a time you long to have again, because you were not present for it the first time. [14:12] Having an adult relationship with our mother can be enlightening to a woman. [20:24] Katie has experienced the thin privilege that exists in our society. [28:45] Egos are beneficial when we have a message to share. [32:01] Katie’s W...

34 MIN2017 MAR 21
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013: Live in the Present to Reach Your Astronomical Dreams with Katie Dalebout

012: Live Your Life with Passion and Never Look Back with Asha Dahya

Monika’s guest, Asha Dahya is the Editor-in-Chief of Girl Talk HQ. Asha started Girl Talk HQ as a positive outlet for millennial women who are looking for inspiring content. After a decade-long career in the traditional entertainment industry, working for Disney, Fox, and MTV to name a few, Asha noticed women were represented differently than men in the media. So, she created a community where women could share and be understood without media bias. Today, Asha describes the female role models in her life, her passion to provide a middle ground solution pertaining to reproductive and abortion rights and how she balances her traditions with her feministic values. Key Takeaways: [2:42] Asha had powerful, positive, female influences in her life. [6:34] How Asha honored traditions while preserving her individual values. [10:20] The conscious decision to overcome barriers no matter how high they are. [13:38] Asha is able to separate the truth from non-productive criticism. [18:43] Findin...

29 MIN2017 MAR 14
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012: Live Your Life with Passion and Never Look Back with Asha Dahya

011: Listen for the Voice of God Every Day with Heather Regan

Heather Regan is a soul-centered psychotherapist whose message has been featured in the Huffington Post, Women for One and Yahoo. She broke out of the mold of traditional psychotherapy by fusing modern psychology with spirituality and intellect with intuition. She leads her sessions with a spirit-driven approach. And in doing so, she helps women to break free of patterns of filling voids with food, shopping, body shame and relationship drama. Heather is committed to filling people's spirits with God and living authentically. She acknowledges that she needed to first stop the chatter in her mind before she could truly listen to God. Key Takeaways: [1:45] When did Heather’s spiritual journey truly start? [8:01] What are some of the wonderful aspects that make Heather who she is? [12:30] How Heather stays in the energy of gratitude. [15:23] It’s not about what you say or do it’s about being the light. [17:11] Heather’s client-centered approach includes meeting the client where they...

33 MIN2017 MAR 7
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011: Listen for the Voice of God Every Day with Heather Regan