Hello, Self… moments help turn “cant’s” into “cans” and dreams into plans.

Welcome to the Hello, Self… Podcast with Patricia Leonard

Hello, Self… is a biweekly podcast focused on inspiring stories of turning dreams into reality. Join coach and author Patricia Leonard and her guests as they share life-changing Hello, Self… moments. Here, host Patricia Leonard introduces the show, her “why”, who she is, the stories and insights she’ll share, and much more.

The Art of Magic and Success, with Steve Varro, Christian Illusionist

Host Patricia Leonard welcomed Christian illusionist Steve Varro to the Hello Self… Podcast, who shared his journey from a childhood interest in magic to a distinguished career entertaining audiences worldwide.

Steve discussed his transition from secular magic to gospel illusions after his conversion to Christianity, the importance of marketing, and maintaining client relationships.

He emphasized belief in oneself and the value of quality over quantity. Steve also provided actionable advice on business practices, advertising strategies, and the significance of maintaining integrity in one’s career.

Steve is coming out of retirement to perform live June 2, 2024 at Patricia Leonard’s High Heels Cabaret at PEG Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.




Decoding The What and Why: Understanding the Law of Attraction, Part Two

In the second part of Understanding the Law of Attraction, host Patricia Leonard discussed the what and why, and the complexities of the law of attraction, particularly focusing on personal attraction to individuals. She shared her research and personal experiences to uncover why and what drives this attraction.

The episode explored scientific perspectives, stories, and practical definitions, covering aspects like biological factors, hormones, kindness, and personal traits. With her unique insights and guest experiences, Patricia encouraged listeners to reflect and understand their own feelings and motivations, while emphasizing the importance of staying curious and genuine in their personal journeys.




Turning Dreams into Reality, with Tony Caudill, TN Film CommUNITY

Tony Caudill, the founder of Tennessee’s film and television networking community joined host Patricia Leonard on this episode of Hello, Self…

Tony shared with Patricia his journey from having no acting experience to breaking into the industry through a Craigslist ad, which led to significant personal and professional growth. He discussed the importance of taking action towards dreams, the value of community support, and the power of collaboration over competition.

Their conversation was filled with inspiring messages about not waiting for opportunities but creating them, emphasizing teamwork, and the importance of pursuing one’s passion without being confined by titles or fear of failure.



The Dance of Awareness: Understanding the Law of Attraction

In this episode of Hello, Self…, host Patricia Leonard shared a personal ‘Hello Self’ moment, illustrating how the Law of Attraction manifested in her life unexpectedly, leading to a deeper understanding of herself beyond her mind and ego.

She discussed the importance of being open to life’s experiences without trying to control them and encourages listeners to pay attention to their inner nudges and explore the deeper ‘why’ behind their attractions and experiences.

Patricia highlighted the limitations of societal norms and the transformative potential of listening to one’s inner guidance, promising to delve further into these concepts in future episodes. She invited listeners to stay curious about their own life purposes and to keep dreaming while being open to the lessons life offers.



Alchemy and Ambition, with Matheus Clorado, Chemical Specialist, US Army

Patricia Leonard welcomed Matheus Clorado, a Brazilian native with a journey that spans diverse interests from chemistry to the media industry. Matheus shared his transformative journey from studying chemistry education and making rum in Key West to serving as a chemical specialist in the army, and finally pursuing his passion in the film and media industry.

Matheus highlighted some pivotal Hello, Self…moments that guided his career path, and he what he’s learned about the importance of listening to one’s inner voice, seizing opportunities, and believing in one’s dreams.

Matheus also introduced his upcoming project, ‘Wine O’Clock,’ a TV show aimed at demystifying wine education in a fun and engaging way.



Getting to Know You: A Hello Self Experience

In Getting to Know You: A Hello Self Experience, host Patricia Leonard shared insights on self-discovery and personal growth. She introduced four “Hello, Self “moments that have occurred in the last few days.

Through these stories, Patricia underscored the importance of staying receptive to life’s signals and recognizing the multifaceted nature of individual identity, challenging societal tendencies to categorize people narrowly.



Strategies for Business Success with Laura Wagenknecht, Mosaic Business Consulting

In this episode of Hello, Self… , host Patricia Leonard welcomed guest Laura Wagenknecht, founder and CEO of Mosaic Business Consulting.

The conversation delved into Laura’s journey from feeling burnt out in nonprofit work to establishing her own successful business consulting firm. She shared insights on the importance of self-discovery, leveraging past experiences, and the unique challenges women and minorities face in the business world.

She and Patricia also discussed the critical distinction between coaching and consulting, the impact of imposter syndrome, and practical strategies for small business owners to plan, market, and grow their businesses effectively.

Laura’s story reflected the power of authenticity, the value of supporting women and minority-owned businesses, and the transformative moments that can lead to fulfilling entrepreneurship.


Shifting Mindsets, Part Four: Stepping Into Your Next Chapter

In this fourth installment of Shifting Mindsets, host Patricia Leonard began by reiterating her mission to help listeners convert ‘cants’ into ‘cans’ and get their dreams off the “someday” shelf, and covered ways listeners can step into the next chapter by taking action on their dreams.

She reviewed the key takeaways from the previous three episodes such as removing self-imposed masks and challenging limiting mindsets. She then guided listeners through concrete steps to making commitments and taking action towards their goals.

Patricia encouraged listeners to commit to specific actions in their next chapter, including performing in her High Heels Cabaret productions, organizing local fundraisers, or reaching out for personalized help.


Shifting Mindsets, Part Three: Turning Passion into Action and Successs


In her series “Shifting Mindsets,” host Patricia Leonard presented Part Three about turning your passions into creative expression and new endeavors.

Patricia invoked motivation through various real-life success stories where individuals were able to realize their dreams despite hurdles. Whether it’s mowing lawns, starting a side hustle, or sharing your art with the world, Patricia noted that every idea is a seed that could grow into your life’s work. She invited listeners to be authentic, break free from societal norms, and take action to live life without regrets.

Patricia encouraged listeners to join her in the next episode to solidify commitment towards their goal.


Shifting Mindsets, Part Two: From Limiting Beliefs to Limitless Success

In her series “Shifting Mindsets,” host Patricia Leonard presented Part Two about overcoming limiting beliefs to unlock one’s full potential.  Patricia dug deeper into the stories we tell ourselves and the legacy we’re building each day. She used the metaphor of shoes to reveal our true nature, examined the masks we wear to avoid judgement and how they hold us back from walking our own path.  She offered thought-provoking questions and encouragement to challenge the excuses and victim mentality that may inhibit personal success. She closed with an invitation to reflection and her belief that 2024 is a pivotal year for humanity.

Shifting Mindsets, Part One: Unmasking and Embracing Your True Identity

Host Patricia Leonard presented Part One of her series on Shifting Mindsets: Transforming Your World in 2024, aiming to assist listeners in defining their identity and determining how to express it. The focus for this episode was understanding who we are as individuals through self-inquiry and reflection.

Patricia emphasized the importance of self-awareness and fighting societal pressures that can restrict one’s self-expression. She encouraged listeners to remove the ‘masks’ they wear, and reflect on how society forces us into certain roles and expectations.

She wrapped up by introducing the topic of Shifting Mindsets: Part Two, which will tackle defining one’s values, mission, and goals.

Shifting Mindsets: Transforming Your World in 2024, with Patricia Leonard

Host Patricia Leonard opened the first show of 2024 with her thoughts on the importance of shifting mindsets and transformation to navigate the coming year.  She outlined her upcoming series of four episodes centered on self-awareness, identifying personal truths and passions, expressing these identities, and implementing commitments. Patricia encouraged listeners to defy complacency and embrace high ambitions, discussing individuals efforts to step out of their comfort zones, suggesting various mediums for self-expression, and elaborating on her upcoming ‘High Heels Cabaret’ show. Her hope is that this series and the High Heels Cabaret will inspire personal growth and a higher level of thinking, ultimately fostering a more positive world through shifting mindsets.

Dr. Dotun Oyewole, iCare Primary Care, and Author, "Could Be and Should Be: Unlocking Your Inner Strength"

In this episode of  Hello, Self… , host Patricia Leonard invited guest Dr. Dotun Oyewole to share his journey towards becoming a successful physician, pastor, and author. Beginning with his aspirations in childhood, Dr. Oyewole revealed how faith and resilience played a key role in overcoming challenges in pursuing his medical career. Dr. Oyewole also discussed the importance of spiritual connection, self-awareness, and authenticity in achieving one’s dreams and goals. The inspiring conversation underscores perseverance, tuning out negative influences, and not giving up on oneself or one’s purpose, encouraging listeners to tap into their inner strengths and never stop believing in their potential.

Transforming Can’t into Can: An Interview with Thom Michael Mulligan, Actor, Producer & Writer

Host Patricia Leonard was joined by Thom Michael Mulligan, an actor, producer, and writer who shared his life journey from his childhood in Hell’s Kitchen to his acting career. Through his personal experiences and struggles, Thom emphasized the importance of perseverance in achieving one’s dreams. He provided several examples of his own ‘Hello, Self..’ moments that led him to seize opportunities and take risks in his acting career.

He also shared practical advice for budding actors and filmmakers, highlighting the importance of networking and being proactive in seeking opportunities. Thom discussed his involvement in the New Hope Film Festival and stressed how being a part of a film festival can open doors for actors and filmmakers.

Hello, Self.. and High Heels Cabaret Series coming in 2024

Patricia Leonard, host of the Hello, Self… Podcast, shared an exciting new series for early 2024. Starting in January 2024, she will begin a four-episode series taken from excerpts of her book, ‘Hello Self’. This series will educate, encourage and engage listeners to wake up to their talents and dreams they have put on “that someday shelf.”

Patricia explained the themes for each of the four episodes, from awareness to identifying and expressing your personal gifts to the world, and even performing on Patricia’s variety show, “High Heels Cabaret.”  Patricia also revealed her own plans to produce a personal documentary titled “Hats and High Heels.” She announced a break in her podcast for December 2023 due to hip replacement surgery and shared some Hello, Self… moments for herself around it.

Being an Entrepreneur, with Yvette Freeman, Red Angle Photography and The ENVOY Guide

As a professional photographer, Yvette Freeman, owner of Red Angle Photography and The ENVOY Guide, shared with host Patricia Leonard some of the early struggles as an entrepreneur. Yvette described some of the things she did to promote her business and how the idea of The ENVOY Guide came about.

She and Patricia talked about networking, overcoming shyness, the value of printed photographs, and how she’s marketing The ENVOY Guide. Yvette also offered advice to entrepreneurs about building relationships in the community and how to get outside your comfort zone while enjoying the journey.

Doug Stevenson, Story Theater International and Host, Storytelling That Sticks for Business and Life

Storytelling, TED, and Keynote Coach Doug Stevenson joined host Patricia Leonard. Doug shared his incredible life journey, how he developed the story theatre method, stories from his time in Los Angeles, overcoming the fear of the unknown, how to handle rejection, his podcast Storytelling That Sticks for Business and Life, and much more.

Hello, Self… is presented by Patricia Leonard & Associates  and produced by Arlia Hoffman in association with the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.

Ava Leigh Stewart, Filmmaker, Artist & Author

Ava Leigh Stewart, filmmaker, artist and author, joined host Patricia Leonard. Ava and Patricia talked about creativity, following your intuition, tenacity, procrastination, failure, the life of an artist,  advice for being creative, and so much more.

Hello, Self… is presented by Patricia Leonard & Associates  and produced by Arlia Hoffman in association with the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.

"Life As a Journey," with Patricia Leonard

On this episode of Hello, Self…, host Patricia Leonard explores living life as a journey rather than just a series of events. She shares her own experience of following inspiration and how she helps her clients make their own lives a meaningful journey.

Hello, Self… is presented by Patricia Leonard & Associates  and produced by Arlia Hoffman in association with the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.

Pam Tate and C4: Performers from "High Heels Cabaret"

On this episode of Hello, Self…, host Patricia Leonard welcomed Pam Tate and C4, artists who were featured on “High Heels Cabaret.” They shared about their journeys as performers and offered their advice for other artists. They then reflected on their experience at High Heels Cabaret, its impact, the NECAT studio, their upcoming projects, and much more.

The show was August 25th in Nashville at NECAT’s Peg Studios. Proceeds from the show benefitted two local non-profits: The Nashville chapter of Women in Film and Television and Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT).

"High Heels Cabaret" on Hello, Self...

Host Patricia Leonard is joined by Arlia Hoffman of The Women’s Agency as they announce Patricia’s new production, “High Heels Cabaret.” Patricia shared about what the metaphor of the high heel means, the mission of the Cabaret to engage, inspire and entertain, and its impact on the performers. Patricia gave all the details, and the nonprofits that will benefit from the ticket sales. She also highlighted this as an effective tool she uses with organizations as a performance-based workshop.

Jenny Anne, Performer, Producer and Photographer

Jenny Anne, a musician, performer, producer and photographer, joined host Patricia Leonard to talk about her life, balancing her craft while raising a family, the power of performing, believing in yourself, and doing the work that is meaningful. She and Patricia also talked about the new talk show Jenny Anne is co-hosting, her Facebook community, and much more.

Morelia Cuevas, Rhinestone Heiress

Morelia Cuevas, known as the Rhinestone Heiress, joined host Patricia Leonard for a lively conversation about her famous family, her unique childhood and the lessons she’s learned. She and Patricia talked about being real, helping each other in the entertainment industry, her reflections on life, and much more.

Edie Hand, Author of "Women of True Grit"

Edie Hand, author of Women of True Grit, and founder of the community by the same name, joined host Patricia Leonard to discuss her life experiences that have shaped her work, her books, and the wisdom she’s gained. She and Patricia discussed what it means to have grit, the value of stories, resilience, and much more.

Inga Cavitt, Authenticity Strategist

Inga Cavitt, former engineer turned entrepreneur and Authenticity Coach, was the guest on this episode of Hello, Self… She shared with host Patricia Leonard how she transitioned out of a corporate career into her own business, the transferrable skills, her approach to coaching, the importance of building authentic connections, the benefits she sees in social media, why she developed her Savvy Survey System, and much more.

Irma Herrera, Writer, Solo Performer, Social Justice Activista

Irma Herrera, writer, performer and activist, was Patricia’s guest on this episode of Hello, Self…They discussed Irma’s work in social justice, culture and bias, her show, and more.

Stanley Karr, On-Air Personality

Stanley Karr, On-Air Personality, talked with Patricia about knowing he always wanted to be in broadcasting and loved watching the news as a kid. He discussed the journey in life of experimenting to find his true passion, how hard work pays off, building his brand, being a positive influence, and much more.

Esther Bailey-Bass, EBB 'n Flow Lifestyle | Leadership Coaching, LLC

Esther Bailey-Bass, Founder and CEO of EBB ‘n Flow Lifestyle | Leadership Coaching, joined Patricia on this episode. Esther described the nudges and intuition that led her into coaching, how she experiences that inner voice, her approach to coaching, and several pivotal life experiences with “Hello, Self” moments. This lovely conversation is full of wisdom and warmth.

Sunny Brown, Comedienne

Comedienne, entertainer and writer Sunny Brown was Patricia Leonard’s guest and they had a lively conversation about women in comedy.  Sunny talked about her discovery of comedy, blogging, the amazing story of debuting her one-woman show, finding her audience, and many Hello, Self.. moments.

Ranny Levy, KIDS FIRST! / Coalition for Quality Children’s Media

Ranny Levy, Founder and CEO of KIDS FIRST!, a program of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, and host Patricia Leonard discussed children, the media, and the KIDS FIRST! program which teaches children to be film critics. Ranny offered her thoughts on education, described the experiences of the children, the popularity of the program, teaching kids to be critical thinkers, and much more.

Cassandra Finch, Plant Power U

Cassandra Finch, holistic health coach at Plant Power U, and host Patricia Leonard had a lively conversation about how we eat,  how it impacts our energy and those around us. Cassandra discussed sleep, inflammation, attending to what our bodies are telling us, the changes her clients are experiencing, and much more.

Alie Stewart, Ragana Creative

On this episode of Hello, Self…, Patricia’s guest is Alie Stewart. Alie is an Emmy-nominated producer, consultant, and owner of Ragana Creative. She shares with Patricia the Hello, Self.. moments that changed her life, including reading Be Here Now by Ram Dass, her subsequent travels, and how she found her stride following her intuition. She and Patricia also talk about the culture differences locally and in other big cities, the value of the diversity in Nashville, and how that fuels expression and Alie’s work.

"Crafting Your Resume," with Patricia Leonard

Host Patricia Leonard presents “Crafting Your Resume”, a class she has taught to hundreds of people privately and in large organizations. Patricia takes great care to lay out the reasons a current resume is so valuable, how it benefits you regardless of where you are in your career journey, and  the importance of having it on your LinkedIn profile. Patricia details each section of the resume and its critical elements, as well as guidance on finding and making the most of opportunities. Throughout the class are nuggets of wisdom about owning your talents and skills, taking ownership of your work, effective communication, and building confidence.

Dr. Kathy Britt, Minister and Licensed Realtor

Dr. Kathy Britt, an ordained minister and licensed realtor, joined Hello, Self… She shared with host Patricia Leonard the many Hello, Self.. moments in her life, how God leads her, how to listen, and her life experiences. She talked about being led to go to real estate school at 50, her Emotionally Healthy course, stories from her work at the Debra K. Johnson Rehabilitation Center, and much more.

Dwain Curtis, Makeready

Dwain Curtis, Corporate Director of Hotel Operations at Makeready, joined host Patricia Leonard. Dwain described his journey through the hospitality industry from banquet house person to now Senior Director of Hotel Operations. He talked about the decision to move to Nashville, his work now with Makeready, how their values align with his, the impact of Patricia’s book, Hello, Self…, and much more.

Arlia Hoffman, The Women's Agency

Arlia Hoffman, Founder and CEO of The Women’s Agency, joined host Patricia Leonard for a conversation about Hello, Self… moments, spiritual awakenings, and the path to living life true to oneself. Arlia shared her personal story, how she got into podcasting and producing, the value of podcasting in today’s climate, how she helps her clients and much more.

Rae Greenip, The Customer Relationship Solutionist

Rae Greenip, The Customer Relationship Solutionist, talked with host Patricia Leonard about being a successful entrepreneur. She and Patricia discussed how she began the business, challenges and lessons she’s learned along the way about herself, and advice for other entrepreneurs about using social media and honoring your own gifts.

Rick Simpson, Owner of FranNet of Middle & West Tennessee

Rick shares with Patricia about how he worked his way up from humble beginnings to a long and successful career. He and Patricia discussed the skills he acquired along the way, learning to read and manage people of all levels, advocating for those he saw had potential, his own Hello, Self.. moments when he knew it was time to retire, and much more.

Donna Drehmann, Author of Things Lady Likes

Donna Drehmann, author and customer experience leader, shares her career journey and the events that led to writing two children’s books and self-publishing. Donna discussed the Hello, Self… moments that led to her personal shifts, the value of leveraging her networks, her volunteer work, her learnings, and much more.

Dan Aronoff, Owner of FranNet of Middle & West Tennessee

Dan shares about his career journey and the events that led him to get into franchise coaching. He talks about the key factors before starting a business, considerations and benefits when choosing to buy a franchise, the importance of community for business owners, and much more. Dan  works to match his clients’ personal, professional and financial goals with national franchise companies and coaches on how to thoroughly search for and evaluate franchise opportunities. 

Cindy Allen-Stuckey, Author of "The Shift Café: How to STEP into the POWER of your POTENTIAL"

Cindy Allen-Stuckey, speaker, coach and author of The Shift Café: How to STEP into the POWER of your POTENTIAL, joined host Patricia Leonard. Cindy shared her personal path, the Hello, Self.. moments that led her to start her own company and then write her book, how she gets creative working with clients, the “sips” in her book, and much more.

Terry Warren, Executive Coach and Author of The Art of Choice

From humble beginnings in Tennessee, Terry Warren was the first in his family to go to college. He went on to have a successful career and now is an executive coach, artist, and author of The Art of Choice. He shared with Patricia his story and the lessons he learned along the way, including asking for what you want, shifting your perspective, the secret ingredients he has seen in his clients that make them successful, and much more.

Joshua Kangley, Mind Shift 2022 and Host of Mind Shift with Joshua Kangley

Joshua Kangley, host of the Mind Shift with Joshua Kangley podcast and editor of Mind Shift 2022 joined Patricia Leonard to recount how they first met, the profound impact of their friendship, and his path to being an author, podcast host and blogger. He and Patricia chatted about mindset, positivity, the decision to leave a corporate career to find what makes you happy, and much more.

Jamie Simpson, J Simpson Photography

Jamie Simpson, owner of J Simpson Photographer, joined host Patricia Leonard on this episode of Hello, Self… Jamie talked about her winding journey through corporate work to returning to her love of photography, building a business working newborns, and more.

Tiffany Young, Tiffany Young Productions

Tiffany Young, a filmmaker and owner of Tiffany Young Productions, joined host Patricia Leonard to discuss the Hello, Self.. moments she encountered throughout her life, leading up to creating her own production company. Seeded in a camera she had in high school, Tiffany never stopped loving being behind a camera and creating. Enjoy her story as she and Patricia talk about the rewards of following one’s own inner voice.

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