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Power of Story Telling - the power is in your story

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts. —Salman Rushdie

We are all born story tellers.  We tell stories about our life, our families, our careers, our present, past and future, where we came from and where we are going.  We learn, socialize and communicate by sharing stories, funny stories, sad stories, angry stories, happy stories. Our stories are how we creatively convert our lives into more powerful and meaningful experiences.  However if we tell our selves the same small limiting story, then we will live a small limiting life.

What are some of the stories we tell ourselves?

• I have no choice.
• It’s just the way things are
• Why does this always happen to me?
• I am just not lucky enough.
• I just keep attracting the same type of partner in my relationships.

Are you sick and tired of hearing yourself repeat the same excuses and justifications all rolled up into a tiring storyline?
Don’t you wish you could just get rid of the old worn out script?
Are you ready to let go of the drama?

Well this week I have a wonderful and exciting guest on my radio program Empowering Space – Your Hour of Power. Lisa Bloom is an accomplished Storyteller, Professional Certified Coach (ICF) and experienced Training & Development Specialist with more than 20 years experience working in public and private sectors, high-tech and financial services environments with organizations and individuals. She is a talented and creative story coach who has proven ability in increasing Individual Motivation, Fulfilment and Happiness, Organizational Effectiveness, Employee Satisfaction and Management Development Skills. And she can spin a great yarn!  The real magic has been the combining of Lisa’s greatest passions, experience and skills to create Story Coach Inc.
If you are interested in rewriting a new story for your life or your coaching business then you need to take this time to come share an Empowering Space with us Thursday 26th November, 2009 at 8:00pm EST - 9:00pm local time


This is a dynamic and powerful program, merging the arts of Storytelling and Coaching - it is exactly what you need to take the next step, to bring your business to greater success.

Power vs Empowerment

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Virginia Woolf once said “To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.”

To empower is to call forth the power within.   Empowerment is not about giving people power, they already have it - their strengths, talents, skills, abilities, experiences, knowledge and their wisdom. Empowerment depends on strong beliefs, faith and trust in someone’s potential, holding a vision for them even when they can not see it for themselves.
Empowerment is the process of developing our personal power - responsible choice - so that we control our own life,  leading to personal freedom.  Responsible Choice is one of the essential skills you will need to create authentic power.

Join me on and Empowering Space - Your Hour of Power as my guest Sheila Radha Conrad of Life Mastery Skills and myself speak about power versus empowerment. Thursday 22nd October at 8:00pm EST

  • What is empowerment?
  • What is the meaning of power?
  • what is true authentic power?
  • How can I recognize when I am stuck in victim mode?
  • How can our language rob us of our power?
  • What competencies need to be developed to live an empowered life?
  • Are you a Victim or Creator in your Life?

Empowerment Mastery Skills

Power of self acceptance - loving who you are

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

vWe see things not as they are, but as we are….Immanuel Kant

  • Why is it important to accept myself just as I am?
  • How can I accept myself when I am in a negative space?
  • How can I accept myself when I know I am insecure?
  • How do I know whether or not I accept myself?
  • What is the difference between self awareness and self acceptance?

The beliefs we have can shape our entire lives and we may never know what they are. Find them. Then shape them so they work FOR you. Your self image is the lens through which you see the world and upon which you base all your decisions.  Your perception is a projection and the world is a mirror.

Join me Lydia Mattison host of an Empowering Space- Your Hour of Power on Thursday 20th August 2009, with my special guest joining me for a second time, Dr. Sheila Radha Conrad as we discuss the Power of Self Awareness.

Sheila ’s titles are diversified: a Spiritual Guide, Philosopher, Truth Seeker, Aritist, Dancer, Lover of Life.  She describes herself as a seeker of truth, equality and human justice. She has been a transformation counselor for 36 years.  Her purpose is to assist people in coming to clarity and alleviating their suffering, so their innate joy, wisdom, and beauty will arise.

What is the balance point between self-acceptance and personal growth, wanting to grow and improve ourself?

Self acceptance - accepting yourself - the good, the bad and the ugly, without guilt or a sense of inadequacy versus setting goals and wanting to evolve and grow and experience something even better than you experience now?

How do we resolve this conflict?

What do we accept?

What do we change?

The Self Principle according to Robert Holden is an essential key to potential, and talent, transformation and growth, success and happiness.  “The Self Principle states unequivocally that: the quality of your relationship with yourself determines the quality of your relationship with success, happiness and love, God, money, time, health, luck and everything.”...Success Intelligence - Robert Holden Phd.

  • What is the relationship you have with yourself at this moment?
  • How is that mirrored in your other relationships and your environment?
  • How do the beliefs you hold about yourself create your reality?
  • What beliefs have you accepted about yourself as truth?

Date:  August 20, 2009
Time: 5p PST/8 EST

Call in Number: 347-215-8414.

You can register as a listener in four easy steps at
Come join us for an engaging conversation.  Give this one hour to yourself.

Power of self awareness- Awakening the inner self

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
  • Who am I when I am alone?
  • What have I given up on in my life?
  • How do I sabotage myself?
  • What are my strengths and weaknesses?
  • How do I learn?
  • If I knew I could not fail, I would……
  • If I could do anything in the world, it would be…..

How well do you really know yourself? Are you aware of your thoughts, your beliefs, your motivations? Why do you choose to do some of the things you do? How do your thoughts and words impact your emotions? What is the impact of your words on others?

Developing self awareness does not happen through reading self help books.  This may help, as it opens your mind to new thoughts,  ways of thinking,  and new perspectives, but who is really the expert. YOU.

Developing self awareness is a skill that requires patience, persistence, presence, and compassion. Self awareness is a practice. Through inquiry, we increase our power of observation.

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.” - Tao- Tzu

Join me, Lydia Mattison, the host of Empowering Space - Your Hour of Power

Thursday 23rd July at 8:00pm EST as I discuss this topic with an expert Sheila Radha.

Sheila’s titles are many and diversified: A Spiritual guide, Philosopher, Truth seeker, Aritist, Dancer, Lover of Life.  She describes herself as a seeker of truth, equality and human justice. She has been a transformation counselor for 36 years.  Her purpose is to assist people in coming to clarity and alleviating their suffering, so their innate joy, wisdom, and beauty will arise.  She has created an interactive website that teaches you the skills you need to create the life you desire, using both audios to guide you through each of learning sessions, as well as PDF files. She believes that it is an effective way to learn how to create: clear communication, loving relationships, abundance, high self esteem, self confidence, and greater self awareness.

Her site is and you can find her blog at

Please join in the conversation “Power of self awareness” on 23rd July at 8:00pmEST by calling 347 215 8414.

Come experience the power of self awareness as she shares some of her tips and exercises with us.

Power of Perspective - shift happens

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Some people go through life, other people “grow” through life. Robert Holden PH.D

  • How do you view life?
  • Where does your focus or attention go?
  • What are you attracting?
  • What is your perspective?
  • How limited is your point of view?
  • What choices and shifts are you willing to make today?

Join me Lydia Mattison and my guest Paulette Hubbert as we share the Empowering Space -Your Hour of Power with you Thursday  23rd July, 2009 at 8:00pm EST

Paulette is a native of Kansas City, Missouri.  She is a retired Marine and a single parent of two boys.

She is a Professional Life Coach, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW), Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Certified Prevention Specialist. She holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW), and an undergraduate degree in Social Psychology. She is the author of her first book “All That I Am To Be’ .

Her passion is motivating and assisting others in living a balanced life and being everything they have been purposed to be.

Our topic - Power of Perspective - creating your reality. It is a live call in show so if you have some major perspective shifts that you would like to share with us, the number to call in is 347 215 8414.

If you are interested in learning about the different perspectives through the enneagram, please visit my blog SOUL PERSPECTIVES //

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Power of Inner Communication- Healing and Harmony

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

“Nature knows that it is more intelligent than you are, because all the important things in the body have not been left to you, they have been given to the body.  For example, breathing, or the heartbeat, or the blood circulating, or the digestion of yourfood, they have not been left up to you because you would have been left in a mess a long time ago.”


  • What is the body mind connection?
  • How can we tap into the wisdom of the body?
  • How do we learn to listen to this wisdom?
  • Why do we choose unhappiness over happiness?
  • The negative effects of “ought” and “should”?
  • How can we unhook from misery?
  • Do our negative thoughts create dis-ease in our body?
  • What are the basic conditions for well being?
Join me, Lydia Mattison and my guest Jamie Durner, Thursday 28th at 8:00pm EST on an Empowering Space.  Jamie is a body mind coach, yoga teacher, workshop facilitator, speaker and author.
She is one of the contributing authors of the book “Yoga in America” and is one of the Expert Authors for Find out more at
She believes that your best answers are already inside: you simply need to know how to access them.
The show is a call in program so listeners are invited to call 347 215 8414 or post questions in the chat room and we will answer them on air.

The Power of Personal renewal during Turbulent Times

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Join, Lydia Mattison and the founders of Keys To Living Workshops, Ruth Oprean Cardillo, CPCC and Maria Cristini, CPCC, for an interactive coaching hour.  Thursday 23rd April at 8pm EST on An Empowering Space - Your Hour of Power.

Together we will take a look at:

  • Self care as a portal to personal renewal
  • The value of sustaining personal renewal practices
  • The long term impact of personal renewal practices, routines and habits on ourselves and others
  • The four key areas we can focus on for personal renewal and positive energy in our lives

During this show we’ll take a deeper look at what practices of personal renewal look like for each of us individually and why making them a priority is a truly mature and life sustaining choice. As teleclass leaders, Maria and Ruth will guide listeners through some coaching exercises to help you reconnect to yourself and gain clarity around what the key areas of personal renewal are for you.  Through an interactive dialog, they will invite you to consider what the impact of sustained personal renewal practices might be on you, your family, friends and beyond.

Ruth and Maria are the founders of Keys To Living Workshops, a learning and coaching environment for personal development. Their work at Keys To Living, focuses on key areas of our lives that lead us to greater joy and fulfillment:  Vision and Clarity, Successful Relationships, Positive Energy and Personal Renewal, Finding Your Yes, and Appreciation, Gratitude and Receiving.  At KTL, you may participate in teleclasses, in-person workshops, the blog, and individual coaching, all designed to enhance your life experience.

You can find out more about their work at, and register for their online casinoFREE five week E-Course to get a sample of how to work with each of these key areas; and you can also register for their upcoming FREE teleclasses.

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Date:  April 23, 2009
Time: 5p PST/8 EST

Call in Number: 347-215-8414.

You can register as a listener in four easy steps at
Come join us and re-energize your life.

Power of Finding Your Authentic Voice

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
  • Have you ever listened to your voice on a recording and wondered, who is that?
  • Is that what I really sound like to others?
  • Did they understand what I meant?
  • Gees, I stutter and stammer and fill in spaces with so many noises and sounds?
  • Am I  really that distracting when I speak?
  • Did anyone get the message?

Join me Lydia Mattison and my guest Nicki Mc Clusky at An Empowering Space- Your Hour of Power as Nicki shares with us some tips on the show Power of Finding Your Authentic Voice, at 8:00pm EST Thursday 19th March.

Nicki Mc Clusky has a dual practice in coaching and psychotherapy, based in St. Louis,   Missouri.  She has served individuals and groups wishing to gain psychotherapeutic insight, healing, and self understanding during the past 28 years. Nicki entered the Life and Spiritual Coaching world five years ago, first studying at Mentor Coach and the Institute for Life Coach Training for therapists.  She is presently pursuing higher levels of coaching certification through the International Coach Academy.

As a specialized Voice Coach, Nicki coaches clients to find and speak from the voice of their souls as they learn to become compelling, authentic speakers.  She works with trainers, coaches, TV news anchors, Radio hosts, local and state elected officials, coaches, podium speakers, executives, those creating videos, etc. to improve their vocal skills and their capacity to speak authentically and from inner Self power.

* What does having an Authentic Voice really mean?
* How do we hide our power with the words we speak, the language we use?
* What power an impact could your voice have in your personal and professional life?
* How can I reclaim my Authentic Voice?

Power of Harmony - 9 Pathways to align with Universal Energies

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Join me at Empowering Space -Your Hour of Power as we discuss the Power of Harmony - 9 Pathways to align your Universal Energies. Thursday 19th February, 2009 at 8:00pm EST

Rev. Sally C. Taylor combines an extensive background in the oriental healing arts with her spiritual training and experience to help individuals meet the evolving challenges of business and relationship.  Her international clientele includes entrepreneurs, artists and healthcare professionals.  She has facilitated transformational workshops at the Omega Institute and around the country.

Sally combines a soft, easy personality with beautiful spiritual gifts to guide people to a deeper connection with their authentic self.  Her work focuses on empowering people to discover and embrace the deeper realities encountered through human experiences. She helps reveal powerful opportunities for spirit-based choices that will create positive, lasting changes.

Sally has developed 9 Pathways consultations based on I Ching astrology, to help her clients identify Universal Principles being expressed through them through them, their relationships and businesses each year.

During this show you will have the opportunity to call in for a short sample reading with Sally.

The number to call is 347 215 8414.

  • What does the word Harmony mean for you?
  • What are the 9 Pathways?
  • What are these Universal Energies?
  • What is your essence energy that is being bought into the world through you?
  • How can having this information empower you, your business, your relationships?

To find out more about Rev. Sally C. Taylor visit

Power of falling awake - creating the life of your dreams

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

What if we could create the life of our dreams?

What would that look like? I’m sure it would be different for everyone.

What if there was a way we could …….

live a life filled with joy and gratitude,

a life where we could see the extraordinary in the ordinary,

a life filled with intimate and loving relationships,

a life of wholeness and authenticity ,

A life filled with purpose and meaning.

What if living a more conscious life was as simple as falling awake……

You may already be saying to yourself that my life works well, sure maybe some of the times we can tap into that joyous feeling, get a glimpse of wonder, but what if we could bring more of that into our everyday lives would you be interested in learning how?

Come join me and my guest Dave Ellis at Power of falling awake at 8:00pm EST, Thursday 31st July.

Dave EllisDave Ellis is a life coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. His book, Becoming a Master Student, is the best-selling college textbook in America. It has been translated into French and Spanish and is used by college students and faculty in the United States and several other countries to promote their success inside and outside the classroom. In addition to this book, he has authored or co-authored several other books on human effectiveness.

Dave is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences nationally and worldwide, guiding people to achieve long-lasting, breakthrough performance results. Ellis practices what he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He has been sharing his strategies for success with national audiences since 1983.

What if living a more conscious life was as easy as Falling Awake……