Why Am I So Happy, May 10, 2016

Why Am I So Happy with Paula Vail
Show Headline: 
Why Am I So Happy
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with Guests Lisa Ryan and Carl Stedman

Why Am I So Happy with Paula Vail

First guest: Lisa Ryan

Second Guest: Carl Stedman

Guest, Lisa Ryan

Guest Name: 
Lisa Ryan
Guest Occupation: 
Author, Speaker
Guest Biography: 

Keynote speaker and author, Lisa Ryan is a nationally recognized gratitude expert and founder of Grategy®.  She is a dynamic presenter who teaches corporations, associations, and non-profits the immense power of gratitude in the workplace, and helps her clients translate soft skills into hard profits.  She focuses on employee productivity, customer retention and growth, and how these affect the bottom line.

Ms. Ryan is a featured expert in two films, “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul, and “The Gratitude Experiment” with several experts from the smash hit book and movie The Secret.  She is the author of five books including: The Upside of Down Times: Discovering the Power of Gratitude, From Afraid to Speak to Paid to Speak, and With Excellence. Her audiences love her passion and humor, and the fact that they leave with specific ideas that they can apply immediately.

Get your copy of The Upside of Down Times: The Keeper of the Keys is now available on DVD

Lisa is a Professional member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. She holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Cleveland State University. She has been blissfully married to Scott since 1996.

Guest Name, Shihan Carl Stedmond

Shihan Carl Stedmond
Shihan Carl Stedmond
Singer/songwriter/Karate instructor/Public speaker

Carl Stedmond is an inspirational/motivational speaker, singer/songwriter, martial arts instructor, "serving" as a teacher of PEACE and Self empowerment. Born in Merseyside England in a small town next to Liverpool... you know, where John, Paul, George, and Ringo came from. It seems Carl was born to SELF EMPOWER and then do the same for others. In a wheelchair from the age of eight until eleven (Perthes Dis-ease) a rare hip disorder did not stop him starting a long hard path of Shotokan karate (Karate-do... The WAY of the empty hand), body building, boxing and running. He ran a marathon (26 miles) in 1983 in 3 hours 30 minutes. Also competed "drug free" in body building a year later. He also became an International body building and fitness judge in 2003. After seeing Bruce Lee in 1973 all he wanted to do was the martial arts. Achieving his black belt in 1984 from the prestigious K.U.G.B (Karate Union of Great Britain). He is now a 5th Dan (Shihan) and is still teaching to this day. His teaching methods have changed greatly since a huge shift in consciousness in 2005. Changing the name of his club from the Liverpool School of Martial Arts to The Harmony Center, which proclaims LOVE-PEACE-HARMONY on a 50 foot by 14 foot sign. Teaching the deeper meaning of life in his classes. He constantly asks the children what is the meaning of compassion, respect, peace, harmony. He tells them LOVE is the highest ENERGY and that indeed COURAGE comes from LOVE. Shouting out affirmations every few minutes, his classes are high ENERGY. At the end of each class Carl shouts to the kids "What is the most important thing in the world kids"... they all shout at once "LOVE Shihan". Carl became a singer/songwriter at the age of 46. With his unique voice he is often compared to Rod Stewart and does tributes to the Legendary rocker as well as weddings, singing many of the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK. He recorded his first CD "The Diary of an Uneducated Man" with the help of Dan Clancy (Light house) and mixed by L Stu Young (Prince, Tina Turner, Guns n Roses, etc). He proudly tells his audience... it's his AWAKENING in song. He tours as a "one man" show, telling his life story through his songs and Scouse humour (Liverpool/Birkenhead speak). With songs such as "THE LIGHT", "THE SECRET", "OUR HEROES", "2012", "SINS OF THE FATHER", "I SHED A TEAR" to name a few. There is a very powerful story behind each one of his songs. He has appeared numerous times on TV and Radio teaching martial arts, singing and interviews, proof positive of what can be accomplished with a BELIEF in oneself. One show he is very proud of was a PEACE Concert to open for the famous scientist Dr. Emmoto who Carl gives a lot of credit for his own SHIFT in consciousness. His new CD produced and composed with Peter Nelson "THE GREATEST ME" is for children. It's produced with state-of-the-art 432hz FREQUENCY which will make your body resonate in a natural way, filling you with a sense of peace and well-being. Along with POWER FULL affirmations in every song it reaches the subconscious mind which will help children immensely. Carl will tell you that his INTENTION is too bring people together. No matter where you come from, what you do, or what faith you BELIEVE in, he BELIEVES we all have a "CHAMPION" inside, we all have a story. He just wants to INSPIRE "YOU" to go for "YOUR" dreams....and never EVER give up.

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Why Am I So Happy

Why Am I So Happy with Paula Vail
Show Host: 
Paula Vail

I love sharing a smile or compliment with others and being a positive energy in the world. I am so grateful for the guests and listeners I come in contact with everyday through my shows. I wish to be a beacon of hope, light and Inspiration in a harsh world. A place where others can tune in to embrace the positivity of others, leaving them feeling uplifted and loved.

Paula Vail is an IAOTP Top Wellness Coach of the 2017 and​ IAOTP Top Female Professional of 2018.

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