Life Changes Show, August 10, 2015
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure
How to Choose Happiness… Most of the Time with Guest, Motivational Speaker, Author and Coach, Chappale Burton and Musical Guest 20 Year Old Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist, Alexa Melo on The LIFE CHANGES Show.
Guest, Alexa Melo
Massachusetts-born, Culver City, CA-raised Alexa Melo is only 20, but the singer-guitarist sounds like she’s been through the wars. And she has, in a manner. Signed to a major label as a precocious teen, Melo was passed from producer to producer to producer before finding a sonic ally in Christian James Hand (The Mowgli’s). Now “emancipated” from her label deal, Melo independently released her self-titled debut this June, and it’s a far cry from the straight-up pop her handlers envisioned when they signed her.
At their most direct, Melo’s songs recall some of the strongest voices of the 1990s, but her palette extends beyond mere angsty-anthems. Much of the album, which began with Melo’s own ProTools recordings, reflects her stated influences of Radiohead, Bjork, Portishead, Jack White and Pink Floyd, and her guitar-playing abilities, as well as her vocal stylings, live up to her sonic ambitions.
Already receiving airplay on local L.A. radio stations including KROQ, Alt 98-7 and KCSN, Alexa and her six-piece band will continue to grow their fan base with live performances all over Southern California between now and the end of 2015 (and beyond).
Guest, Chappale Burton
Speaker, Author & Coach
Chappale is an international Motivational Speaker and Coach who currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He speaks to audiences around the world about his philosophies and principles. At a very young age Chappale witnessed the tragic murder of his stepfather and biological mother while playing on the playground in his birthplace of Chicago, Ill. He has not only forgiven the assailant, but has now dedicated his life to sharing the tools and techniques that he used to overcome the possible negative effects that this could have had on his life.
Chappale has a degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and started his professional career as a Milieu Therapist for one of the country’s leading psychiatric hospitals.He is the author of “How To Choose Happiness…Most of The Time”, an inspiring and autobiographical book which not only details his life story, but gives the reader practical steps to help themselves through any kind of adversity.
His book has been endorsed by world renowned trainer Brian Tracy and has been described as ‘insightful and uplifting’. His presentations have been described as ‘energetic’, ‘moving’, ‘life changing’ and ‘unapologetically direct’. Obstacles have been overcome, and goals have been realized using Chappale’s strategies and philosophies.He has been heard on many radio shows across the country as a ‘successpert’ and is the author of numerous articles on team building, team motivation and self-leadership.
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.