Welcome to The Glow Collective podcast! This series is dedicated to upgrading your consciousness in all facets, including rewiring your relationship with yourself and life through deep diving into your mindset, behavior, skin care, health, and wellness—all while launching into new avenues of connection and growth. We’ll cover creative hacks to start and grow your own side (or main) hustle, the art of true mastery, and being an expert in your field. We can’t wait to get started! In this inaugural episode, your host Dr. V will be introducing herself and opening the dialogue about what “The Glow'' is. Listen in as she shares what prompted the creation of this podcast and her vision behind it. You will learn how to hear your soul's calling, how to raise your glow, and why you must understand your "why." If you have been questioning whether you are on the right track or searching for more in life, this is the show for you.
Episode 2: Unlocking the Art of Manifestation and
Other Spiritual GLOW UP Tips with Amparo Rojas
Listen in as she and Dr. V talk about deep topics, such as how to follow your soul's calling and step into a professional space while being grounded in spirituality. You will learn how to make your side hustle your main hustle, why you need a coach, and how to find your spiritual voice. This episode is incredibly powerful and Amparo’s knowledge on these topics will empower you to expand your mind and live your life to the fullest!
Episode 3: Cannabinoids, Mindset and Power of NLP with Greg Kruger
Listen in as Greg shares what his daily practice entails, why he believes everything happens “from” a reason, and how to be more mindful in everything you do. You will learn how to cultivate awareness and how to unlearn bad habits. This episode is incredibly magnetic, and Greg’s information will light a fire within you, fueling you to push towards your dreams, so be sure to tune in!
Episode 4: Master Your Routine: Are You An Over-Exfoliator?
Listen in Dr. V gives several recommendations for each specific skin type and explains not only what a skin type is, but also how to determine what skin type you are. You will learn the difference between physical and chemical exfoliators, how to choose the best hydroxy acid for you, and the science behind exfoliation. The first step to a glowing complexion is exfoliation, so let’s dive in!
Episode 5: Tapping into Energy Frequency and Deep Healing with Dave Greene
Listen in as Dave shares his journey from law enforcement to energy work and discovering his life’s purpose and mission. You'll learn how to become more aware of your energy, what high-frequency emitters are and how they work to shift the energy field around you, and how to generate more positive thoughts.
Episode 6: Down and Dirty of Glow Ups with Sasha Pierson
Listen in as we discuss some of Sasha’s favorite products and glow up hacks, including an inside look at some of our favorite skincare procedures. You will learn how to tell if a new skincare product is working for you and several alternatives to Botox. If you love glow ups as much as we do, make sure to tune in!
Episode 7: Community, Faith & Family - Healthy Kids and the GLOW Up with Rebecca Blume
Listen in to hear how to rekindle your passion and the reality of working life as a mother in healthcare. You will learn the importance of being open to change—because things may not always go the way you plan. Rebecca is on a mission to educate, encourage, and engage parents and families to whole health through personalized health coaching that focuses on nutrition, daily movement, mindset, spirit, and community connection, and she shares a lot of her incredible insight with us today.
Episode 8: Business Management Understanding
Listen in as I share how to become more in tune with yourself, understanding the shifts in your energy so that you are more capable of finding security in the unknown. You will learn why understanding your triggers is key, how to put proper systems in place to feel more confident in the chaos, and why visualization is so important.
Episode 9: Learning from the Past, Exploring Personal Relationships and Appreciating Spiritual Divinity with Denali Veda
Listen in as Denali explains why so many of us are starting to experience our own spiritual awakenings and how this may impact the collective on a global scale. You will learn how she has learned to overcome the tests from her past and how each of us can learn to turn over a new leaf in our lives, as well. We all have the ability to learn from our traumas and use these to fuel our growth, so make sure you don't miss this amazing conversation.
Episode 10: The Myth of Busyness with Diana Faqiera
Listen in as we chat about why checking in with yourself is crucial, what it means to be solutions-oriented in this mess we call life, and how to avoid the lure of toxic positivity. Diana also gets to ask me some questions, and she opens up about how she stays balanced despite keeping multiple balls in the air at once. You'll learn why the myth still persists that being busy is something to strive for, and why we should all be mindful of staying out of this trap.
Episode 11: Taking the Extra Mile, Women in Leadership & Navigating COVID-19 with Great Determination with Vasantha Kondamudi
Listen in as we talk about COVID-19 and how Vasantha was able to pull through during the first wave in New York. Improving and maintaining quality of care is a never-ending task that we need to be constantly striving to achieve, and with more than 30 years in healthcare, Vasantha explains the steps she is taking to better the industry every day.
Episode 12: Q&A: Tuning In, Turning Lessons Into Growth; A Mid-Year Reflection with Dr. V
Listen in as I review some of the failures or missteps that have happened and how we can improve upon this in the future. You will learn why I am so invested in skin (and skincare), what a typical Sunday looks like for me, and the importance of checking in on your loved ones. Remember: it is up to you to make the most of your life, and you have the power to recognize the blessings and learn from the mistakes.
Episode 13: Tackling the Aesthetics Industry with Mastery, Dedication, Truth & Humility - Lessons from A CEO with Pat Altavilla
Listen in as we talk about how instrumental it is to redefine the workplace and create or improve your practices. You will learn how to increase your company's overall visibility in the marketplace, how to grow a successful and fun workplace, and how to redefine your organization's workplace culture.
Episode 14: Developing RESPECT for Yourself and Others; Impacting Our Younger Generation with Amy Hanna
Listen in as Amy shares how we can impact teenagers' lives through respect. You will learn the importance of understanding your value, why you must learn how to delegate tasks, and how to initiate positive communication with your children. Amy's passion for empowering the youth of today is contagious, and you won't want to miss out on her incredible insights.
Episode 15: To Infinity and Beyond, Tap into Your Creativity & Growth with Podiatrist and YouTube Star; Dr. Nicole Freels
As an industry leader, Dr. Freels has changed the face of podiatry with her dedication to client care and progress. Listen in as she shares how to ground yourself during a hectic work schedule, why gratitude and authenticity are so important, and how to pick yourself up throughout failures within your business.
Episode 16: How to Rock your Hair & Feel that Glow with Hair Stylist Michael Hamed
Listen in as Michael explains how he learned to put himself out there and be vulnerable—a scary step for anyone to take. You will learn why he spends his time mentoring young hairstylists to live their dreams and empowers men and women alike to love their hair. Remember: when we look confident, we feel confident!
Episode 17: Living Your Dream: The Path to Career, Aesthetics and Family Success with Nurse Injector, Kimber Arnold
Listen in as Kimber explains why artistry and a specific mindset are crucial when it comes to working as a professional injector. You will learn the importance of talking about mental health, how to develop a thicker skin and why we must treat others with respect. Nurse Kimber is a strong advocate for building each other up instead of knocking others down, and this episode is sure to inspire you to do the same.
Episode 18: Q&A and Reflections: Journey Back to Yourself
Listen in as I explain the importance of checking in with yourself—both mentally and physically—to ensure you are feeling the best you possibly can. You will learn why it is important to set strong boundaries in your life, how to show more gratitude to the things that are meaningful to you, and how to overcome challenges rather than avoiding them.
Episode 19: Learning from the Past, Exploring Personal Relationships and Appreciating Spiritual Divinity with Denali Veda Part 2
Listen in as Denali explains what ascension is, the new earth and the magic of cats. You will learn what a lightworker does, why you shouldn’t live in fear despite all of the negativity in the world and how to speak your truth in order to step into your highest self. You have the ability to bring lightness and unity into your life, but the first change must come from within.
Episode 20: Social Media Hacks and Turning Mistakes into Opportunities with Dexter Daniels
Listen in as we discuss Dexter’s background and the adversity he experienced as a young person. You will hear about the lessons he learned while he was in the Marines, as well as the power of consistency. Remember: you have the ability to get back on your feet, no matter how tough the situation may seem!
Episode 21: Change Your Brain, Change Your Mind and Manifest
I'll explain the importance of embracing change, as well as re-evaluating our words and thoughts. You will learn when you should be okay with letting go of toxic relationships, how to embrace constructive criticism gracefully, and how to change your journey for the better.
Episode 22: Aesthetic Tips, Business Insights & Regenerative Potential of Bison with Hunter Martin
How familiar are you on tips of managing aesthetic business as a male entrepreneur and do you know anything of the bison population? For this episode, we have Hunter Martin, a license attorney, practice manager and the CEO of Encompass Aesthetic Consultant. Join us in this episode as we discuss all about consulting, getting through a rough patch in business, and how the bison preservation can make huge impacts on the environment and its sustainability.
Episode 23: Being a TrailBlazer & Setting New Aesthetic Standards with Injector Jen Bleser APRN CRNA
We invited the amazing and inspiring Jen Bleser, an ambitious nurse injector who has shared all her tips in maintaining an energetic outlook on her career, how to set new aesthetic standards, and shared how family is the main drive in achieving almost anything in life.
Episode 24: The Magic of Glow Ups with Blair Wegner
In this episode, we are joined with Blair Wegner, a dedicated and knowledgeable esthetician. Blair shares with us her passion in her career, how she was able to find her way as an esthetician and how important that glow-ups should come from within
Episode 25: Changing The Landscape of Mental Health- A Deep Dive Into The Practice of Ayurveda and Integrative Psychiatry with Dr. Aruna Tummala
For this episode, we bring you another inspiring and knowledgeable individual, Dr. Aruna Tummala, renowned psychiatrist and owner of private practice, Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry in New Berlin, WI. Listen on as we discuss a lot about the depth of psychiatry and the practice of Ayurveda medicine.