Life Changes Show, June 25, 2018

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Conscious Parenting Through Conscious Stories with Guest Andrew Newman and Musical Guests Amber Olive and Bill Rotella

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure

“Conscious Parenting Through Conscious Stories,” with Guest, Award-Winning Author and Founder of Conscious Stories, LLC,  Andrew Newman; and Musical Guests, Folk n’ Soul Duo, Amber Olive and Bill Rotella Together as “Amber and Smoke” on The LIFE CHANGES Show

GUEST: ANDREW NEWMAN and MUSICAL GUESTS: AMBER OLIVE and BILL ROTELLA as AMBER AND SMOKE

Guest, Andrew Newman

Guest Name: 
Andrew Newman
Andrew Newman
Guest Occupation: 
Award-winning author and founder of Conscious Stories, LLC
Guest Biography: 

ANDREW NEWMAN

Andrew Newman is the award-winning author and founder of Conscious Stories, LLC, a growing series of 12 bedtime stories purpose-built to support conscious parenting and parent-child bonding. His professional background includes deep training in therapeutic healing work and mindfulness. He brings a calm yet playful energy to events and workshops where he is a speaker, inviting and encouraging the creativity of his audiences. Andrew has extensive experience engaging with children K-5, parents, and teachers alike.

He has been opening an speaker for Deepak Chopra, a Tedx presenter in Findhorn, Scotland and author-in-residence at the Bixby School in Boulder, Colorado. Andrew is a graduate of Barbara Brennan School of Healing and counsels parents to find their center so they can be more deeply present to their kids.

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“Andrew’s ability to connect deeply with our children, to engage in their ideas, and create amazing stories inspired all of us. As a talented author, Andrew’s stories get to their heart of humanity in language that children understand. I can’t recommend Andrew highly enough!” — Beth Suitor, Head of School, Bixby School

“We bring speakers into our preschool every other month, and Andrew was such a favorite that we’ve invited him back multiple times. Citing recent neuroscience and developmental psychology, Andrew provided us with suggestions for evening rituals involving mindfulness practices that are both achievable and meaningful for children. Andrew will be one of the most uniquely engaging speakers your school will provide to your families.” Little Lyceum Montessori, Denver

Guest, Amber Olive

Guest Name: 
Amber Olive
Amber Olive
Guest Occupation: 
Singer and performer
Guest Biography: 

AMBER OLIVE

Graduating from New Mexico State University, Amber Olive was nominated for her athletic ability in softball and her outreach to the Las Cruces, New Mexico community for NCAA Woman of the Year in 2013. Since then, Olive has spent time singing around the LA music scene, doubling for actress Kylie Bunbury in the FOX TV series, PITCH, and was featured in the Adidas “See My Creativity” commercial campaign promoting women in sports.

​Amber Olive has a soulful and captivating voice and an electric stage presence. Bill Rotella sings and plays a variety of guitars, harmonica, and ukulele. Together Amber and Bill have a unique sound. In addition to their 2 albums of original music, they perform many retro “folk n’ soul” classics.

“I’m a performer and I love being on stage. I grew up on the classics which has heavily influenced my style. I’ve sang a variety of different genres from Motown’s finest, rock and roll’s legends, country classics, to today’s top charts, all packed with the soulful, smoky, vintage voice God blessed me with. I fell in love with the electricity and emotions in skillfully thought out lyrics intertwined with captivating rhythm and beats that speak to your soul.

​Being able to have the opportunity to play on several stages, work with a multitude of talented musicians and industry professionals, and the love for the music has really shaped who I am as an artist. Music is an incredible journey, singing is the vehicle I chose, and the road before me is ever reaching.”

Guest, Bill Rotella

Guest Name: 
Bill Rotella
Bill Rotella
Guest Occupation: 
Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography: 

BILL ROTELLA

Singer-songwriter- Bill Rotella is a solo artist and also a member of the “folk n’ soul” duo Amber & Smoke. Bill has recorded 9 albums, both as a soloist and with his bands Dakota, Baywoodand most recently with Amber & Smoke. The Amber & Smokedebut album, “Riverbound”, was released in January 2018.

Bill’s songs have appeared in films, documentaries and in music videos. Bill comes from a family of songwriters. Bill’s father, Johnny Rotella, was an L.A studio musician and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many icons in the 60’s and 70’s including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Doris Day. Bill’s father performed and recorded with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Neil Diamond and the Turtles, to name a few. Bill’s uncle was big band arranger Jerry Gray. His list of musical arrangements for Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller include String of Pearls and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

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.

Weekly Show
Station 1
Monday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT