Life Changes Show, November 4, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
What Story Do You Tell Yourself? with Guest James Sweigert; and Musical Guest Dave Kim

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

“What Story Do You Tell Yourself?” with Guest, Award-Winning Producer and Director, Author, Motivational Speaker, James Sweigert; and Musical Guest, Electric Violinist and DJ, Dave Kim, on The LIFE CHANGES Show #553

Guest: JAMES SWEIGERT; and Musical Guest: DAVE KIM

Guest, James Sweigert

Guest Name: 
James Sweigert
James Sweigert
Guest Occupation: 
Author, Motivational speaker, TV and Film producer, director, and Life Mentor
Guest Biography: 


James Sweigert is not only an author and motivational speaker, he’s a successful executive producer and director for film and television. Over the past 25 years he has built, run, and sold several multimillion-dollar, award-winning production companies. During the same time, he mentored and coached celebrities, rockstars, and movie executives. The successes in his life were hard-fought; nothing came easy until he changed his story. 

The youngest of seven, James struggled to be seen and stay safe. He began to be molested at the age of 7. To cope with the chaos and abuse he turned to drugs and alcohol, which led to severe depression and a suicide attempt at the age of 25. This self-destructive pattern continued until he changed his story – and his life. 

James has not only survived addiction, depression, homelessness, suicide, and molestation, he has triumphed. He is a storyteller who was able to understand that how he was telling his own story and the power behind his words could shape his life. He is teaching others the same through his work as a mentor, motivational speaker and “Life Cheerleader.” 

James currently lives in Beverly Hills, California with a loving partner, a close community, and an incredible dog, with the ultimate purpose to help others change their stories to transform their lives.

Guest, Dave Kim

Guest Name: 
Dave Kim
Dave Kim
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 


DAVE KIM is an international electric violinist and DJ. He started studying classical piano and violin at the age of four. He was the concert master of his high school orchestra and competed in state solo competitions in Nevada. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Reno/Tahoe during the dot com boom and started collaborating with singer/song writer Chris Clouse at a sushi joint in the Marina District called MasSake. He joined Clouse’s band with Whitesnake bassist Uriah Duffy, drummer Brandon Davis and guitarist Jesse Brewster. They frequented local Bay Area bars such as the Red Devil Lounge, Slims, Bimbos, Tongue and Groove, Sweetwater, American Music Hall, The Viper Room in Los Angeles and the Bitter End in New York.

Their first big break was opening for Hootie and The Blowfish at the State Theater in Modesto where they released the album Trace Elements. They also shared the stage with Dishwalla, Marcy Playground, Everclear and Third Eye Blind. They began to collaborate with Bay Area legend DJ Solomon, Dave’s DJ mentor,and took their live act into all of the biggest dance clubs from San Francisco to Las Vegas which landed a them a gig with DJ AM & Travis Barker of Blink 182 at Mezzanine. Dave began his solo career collaborating with Bay Area DJ’s such as Donovan, Hector Garza, Ean Golden, David Carvalho, Zhaldee, E-Rock, Trevor Simpson, and Whitenoize. He has also shared the stage with international DJ’s such as Kaskade, Mark Farina, DJ Dan, Diplo, Double Touch (All Day I Dream), and Steve Aoki.

Dave’s expertise is performing in destination weddings and corporate events globally. He has been invited to perform on Necker Island three times for Sir Richard Branson with John Dill, Alex Cruz, and Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys. He has also performed on the Oprah Network, TEDxSF, Summit Series DC10 with Bill Clinton and John Legend, Hive Global Leaders Summit with Marianne Williamson and won an award with professional figure skater Ashley Clark at the US Open of Professional Figure Skating Championships. In 2019 Dave performed on the main stage at the BottleRock music festival with Michael Franti. Dave shares his time between San Francisco and Orange County raising his two sons Christian and Brandon.

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.

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