090 – Ron Rapatalo – Best Self

Ron Rapatalo

Ron RapataloSelf awareness: this may be an undervalued resource — but for Ron Rapatalo self awareness may be an art form. His focus has led him to success and exceptional personal growth: tips for getting hired in senior leadership roles, about bias and racism in hiring, and why our action and habits matter, the power of  intuition when you’re Ron Rapatalonetworking, how Ron has been discovering his own identity as an empath, and the way a recent intuitive purpose reading has tangibly impacted his life…

Ron Rapatalo, an Executive Search expert in K-12 education, a mens personal stylist, a fitness trainer, and self proclaimed  silliest person on earth, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Working with non-profits and executive search, why Ron’s been drawn to this work, what people can learn
  • Other careers before landing on current one
  • How he wanted to give back to education due too immigrant parents
  • How he’s always good at telling a story, and at asking the right questions, and his neuroscience knowledge
  • A deep sense of understanding how this country has functioned historically
  • Not always about the skill set—often about who you know, and which can be within racial divides
  • Executive positions often require someone to advocate
  • The more were are aware of the better we can advocate for
  • Virtually anyone can learn to recruit well
  • Networking and listening, and signals with body language and positioning
  • Using intuition to read a room, entering conversations
  • About charismatic leaders and backing it all up with content
  • A purpose reading and coaching session
  • Bringing people together with purpose
  • Is high energy actually ideal energy?

067 – Brooke Emery – Purpose and Parenting

Brooke Emery

Intuition, marketing, coaching, and parenting…

Brooke EmeryBrooke Emery, Possibility Synergist and Guide, joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

This is the first of several episodes on the topic of pregnancy.

In this episode:

  • Emery‘s works as connector and a guide
  • How her spiritual journey started in childhood
  • Being the daughter of advertising agency mom, working in film and publicity, having love of being fixture in self help for more than 20 years
  • Identifying inner voice vs. random thoughts, what it feels like, light vs. heavy, joy and peace when right direction on the left wide, like an electric pulse
  • Being a Manifestor-Generator, experiencing things as an “uh-huh” (positive) or ” unh-uh” (negative)
  • Learning to surrender
  • Manifesting a baby, conscious parenting
  • Wanting a baby while being OK if it doesn’t happen
  • Changing the focus
  • Having a whole team ready to help her be ready for the next chapterBrooke Emery
  • The moment she became pregnant when she was about to go in for IVF
  • Getting away from attachment and pursuing joy, synchronicities amplify
  • Being surprised by second child
  • How IUD hormones impacted postpartum depression
  • A book that popped out that resulted in a visit to meet someone that result in signficant lessons, the need to remember the truth of who you are, entertain everything, believe nothing
  • Continuing to go deeper
  • The purpose of having children, loving kids, hating parenting, being a guide on the path of a child’s growth, allowing them to bloom
  • Reflecting and not regretting
  • Her daughter’s YouTube show, and how it helped with self expression and identity, a lot of wisdom in a little girl’s body
  • Juggling between motherhood and work while modeling to kids
  • Parenting by design and with vision
  • Taking time to end the day with sharing positive things with your partner
  • Being willing to receive judgment while not judging yourself or others
  • Teaching kids to navigate the world themselves, and not always solving problems for them, teaching them to become independent

060 – Bill Bennett – At the Intersection of Life and Intuition

Bill Bennett

Award-winning Australian filmmaker Bill Bennett on intuition and the genesis and making of the documentary “PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System”…

Bill BennettBill Bennett, whose numerous feature films and documentaries have won many awards, including Australia’s equivalent of the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director, and been nominated a further twelve times, and Australia’s equivalent of the Emmy for Most Outstanding Documentary, has had his work distributed through several Hollywood studios and screened at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals. Bennett joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios in New York (powered by Sennheiser) to discuss his documentary film “PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System” exploring the nature and existence of intuition.

In this episode:

  • Why Bennett started in 1999 working on a documentary about intuition after a near fatal crash in New Orleans at an intersection – he was saved because of hearing a voice telling him to slow down, intuition
  • Deciding to make a documentary, how it took 18 yearsBill Bennett
  • Why it mattered that Bennett came from skeptical and journalistic backgrounds
  • How he was successful at getting movies made, but couldn’t get the film made the way he made previous films, by sheer force of will
  • When Bennett decided he needed to decide in the morning, then had a dream that told him about making the film however he can in a non traditional way, and just to do it and begin it
  • How he woke up at 4:44 am after that dream, and found meaning in that time in being surrounded by angels and spirit guides
  • Than, flying to India, giving himself over entirely to guidance and intuitionBill Bennett
  • How he knew no one in India who could help him, and had nothing lined up despite knowing movie people in India
  • Having a clear recollection from previous trips of a billboard about an institute, asked to come and interview the director about intuition – then when he found out there never was billboard
  • Meeting a living saint, and was directed from person to person with top experts in intuition from all over the world
  • Being in awe of powers that worked through him to make the film
  • Intuition exists, how we all have it, the purpose it has to keep us on our life path
  • How intuition can be regarded as a legitimate functioning system in the body, but works in the energetic realm
  • Science hasn’t figured out a way to empirically prove it, so it is largely ignored by Western science
  • Germs were only discovered 150 years ago, so what else does science not know?Bill Bennett
  • The rational mind wants to keep us in what’s real because that’s safe, ego is about survival
  • Intuition goes into the unknown
  • People accept fear as a part of their lives and don’t even question it
  • From fear to intuition
  • How Bennett got to the point of being largely devoid of fear
  • Having good karma and what you do with that second chance, accepting fulfilling your function/purpose, or death is to impact on someone else
  • Being his purpose to make the film and make people aware of the journey he’s been on, not to prosthelytize
  • Survival intuition to sense threat or menace
  • Cognitive intuition based on expert and even forgotten knowledge, intellect and training based
  • Mystical or divine intuition, from the soul
  • Stopping to allow yourself to listen to the intuitive impulses that come to you, pay attention
  • Healing relationship with sister
  • Why Bennett doesn’t feel disappointment anymore
  • People are aspects of the divine, like us
  • The ways the film has impacted others
  • The toughest screening was the one at which his family saw the film, as he doesn’t think they believe he’s changed
  • What he learned from James Van Praagh saying he’s nervous
  • First thought, best thought
  • A life changing moment for Julie that becomes an inspiration and awakening

012 – Amy Jung of Raw Haus – Both Found and Finder

Understanding your purpose and doing what you love…

Amy Jung, Design Strategist and Co-Founder of Raw Haus, (a creative driven community connecting emerging talent across the design, technology, and entrepreneurial space, providing a collaborative platform for sharing ideas, opportunities, and advice amongst members of the greater creative community in New York City – (bio)) joins Julie Chan for a follow up from a prior full intuitive reading and to discuss discovering and living one’s purpose, finding peace, and growing the intuition “muscle”. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios.

A college class about love, the need to connect, and helping others to grow

Jung reviews her purpose as to be found and be a finder. How a college class about doing what you love and a moment of painful discovery led to an understanding of how she likes connecting with people. Focusing on intuition, and maximizing impact by helping multiple people to grow.



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