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Life Changes Show, August 24, 2020

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Life Changes Show
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Transforming Obstacles Into Opportunities, with Guest Gary Stuart; and Musical Guests James Harris Gruft, and Leandra

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Transforming Obstacles Into Opportunities,” with Guest, Best Selling Author, Speaker, and Constellation Healer, Gary Stuart; and Musical Guests, Musician, Singer, Healer, James Harris Gruft, and Singer Leandra Dielle Gruft on The LIFE CHANGES Show #595


Guest, Gary Stuart

Guest Name
Gary Stuart
Guest Occupation
Bestselling author, Speaker and personal development expert
Guest Biography


Gary Stuart is now a three-time #1 International bestselling author, Speaker and personal development expert for over 45 years. He’s a master Constellation healing facilitator of over 2 decades. He’s also been featured on ABC TV on The Dr. Nandi Show globally also on NBC Palm Springs with Bryan Gallo.

His forthcoming book is Quantum Activation: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities for Change with Amit Goswami PhD. and Carl Blake.

His latest book is Healing Human History: Constellation Wisdom for the 21st Century.

He’s also the best-selling author of A. I. Ancestral Intelligence: Constellation Insights from Beyond and the A. I. Guided Journal.

His other Constellation healing books include Master YOUR Universe: How to Direct & Star in YOUR Own Life plus Many Hearts, ONE SOUL.

He’s also the creator of the innovative Constellation Healing Oracle Card deck.

Guest, James Harris Gruft

Guest Name
James Harris Gruft
Guest Occupation
Composer, singer, and keyboard player
Guest Biography


James Harris Gruft is a composer, singer, and keyboard player (with a little guitar playing thrown in).

​Over the years he has fronted several bands, including Living Folly with Lucas Rico Corrubia, Suffering Clams with John NewK Newcott, Core with Robert Perl and NewK, Gruft and NewK with NewK, Paul Amorese and Mike Chiavaro, Urban Hawks with Ian Walsh, James Wenzel and Jon Wenzel and more recently he has worked with The Giving Tree Band (Todd and E Fink, Charlie Karls, Norm Norman and Z) and with Packy.

His musical training started with C James Hughes at Tappan Zee High School, Robert Printz, jazz pianist, and Will Johnson of Sonoma State University.

He has released 6 CDs, including Perfect Peace, Give me the Strength, From Earth to Milky Way, No One Wants to Forget, The End of One, It Is What It Is, and the forthcoming vinyl LP,  It Is the Journey. His music is rock, with influences by Jack Bruce, Leonard Cohen and Peter Gabriel.

His message is unique; nothing less than a cry, at times a complaint, in any case an attempt to come to terms with a Higher Power personally and spiritually.  

So listen . . .

Oh, and by the way, James is also a physician, a healer of pain. So there. 

Guest, Leandra Dielle Gruft

Guest Name
Leandra Dielle Gruft
Guest Category
Guest Occupation
Young emerging performer
Guest Biography


Leandra Dielle Gruft is a young emerging performer from Chicago, Illinois. Her performance experience includes Musical Theatre, Dance, and Film and Television. She has performed the roles of Cinderella and Rapunzel in Into the Woods and Alice in Alice in Wonderland.

Leandra has also performed numerous recitals throughout Chicago. Her repertoire performed includes excerpts from Matilda, Annie, Oliver, Les Miserables and numerous other shows. As part of her training at the School of Rock, she sang as a soloist in Billy Joel Experience and Jimi Hendrix Experience. 

She recently filmed an independent short film in The Other Foot, as the role of Mary.  Her other on-screen work includes commercials for Party City aired on ABC. Leandra has also trained in Jazz dance for five years, and Two years with Joffrey Ballet in Jazz, Ballet, and Modern, including a year of jazz with alvin ailey Company member Riccardo Battaglia. 

She also spent few years with Academy of Music and Art studying Hip Hop, Tap Dancing, and Musical Theater as well as Ballet and Jazz. She has studied acting at Second City as well as Acting Studio Chicago. In Addition to studying at Second City and Acting Studio Chicago  she studied in the audition only Musical Theater Conservatory program at New Music School with Scott Ramsay and Erin Elizabeth Smith.

Life Changes Show

Show Host

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.

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Schedule Station
BBS Station 1
Schedule Broadcast Day
9:00 pm CT
9:55 pm CT
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