What kind of possibilities open when you allow yourself to come out of your closet? When you have to be vulnerable so that you can be successful? Everything changes and comes into alignment. Candidly speaking Mike Iamele - Life Purpose Expert, shares his own coming out journey and how he now helps people connect the dots in their lived experiences to their most sacred brand of being who they are meant to be in the world. About MikeMike Iamele is a Life Purpose Expert + Brand Strategist. With his proprietary Sacred Branding® system, he’s helped hundreds of people to connect the dots between their lived experiences to find the common threads that explain their subconscious motivations, unique genius, and life purpose. People use this work for all kinds of things — from branding and building a business, to exploring identity and sexuality, to finding their artistic voice, to even re-discovering themselves after a life-altering event, like divorce or retirement. Mike’s also the author of Enough Already: Create Success on Your Own Terms (Conari Press 2015). He’s shared his provocative and vulnerable take on life in dozens of magazines, podcasts, and online publications, including a personal interview with NPR about his viral story on rethinking sexuality in his first same-sex relationship. Prior to Sacred Branding®, at only 22 years old, Mike co-founded Torch Communications, a boutique public relations firm, specializing in healthcare and disruptive technology. He currently lives in Somerville, MA, with his husband and two adorable dogs. Connect Withhttp://mikeiamele.com/ (Website) http://www.facebook.com/mikeiamelewrites (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/mikeiamele/ (Instagram) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-iamele-3132456/ (LinkedIn) You can also listen to the podcast on…https://apple.co/2RBmUxZ ()https://bit.ly/2UxP9zN ()  https://spoti.fi/2JpvCfg ()https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rick-clemons/the-coming-out-lounge ()  http://tun.in/pjtKR ()https://bit.ly/30kT4kL ()  https://bit.ly/2FVH55j () 
Trapped in a belief system, a marriage, and a construct that said, "Just be happy being a wife, Mom, and serving God or go to hell, caused Elena Joy Thurston to finally wake up to her truth. She was a Lesbian and it wasn't just about sex. It was about being who she was authentically at her core, regardless of what anyone else was trying to say or destroy inside her. Out of that tortuous journey she rose out of the madness, and through another twist of madness - COVID19 - establish a community of Pride and Joy helping others from all sides of the coming out journey to find peace and tranquility - no conversion therapy necessary. About Elena Joy ThurstonI am Elena Joy Thurston and I am a suicide survivor. I lived an inauthentic life until my late 30s, feeling crushingly alone even though I was married with kids and surrounded by love. I am now the Executive Director of the Pride and Joy Foundation. We are the only nonprofit that supports entire LGBTQ families, whether they are queer parents navigating the “Mom & Dad” parenting world, straight parents trying desperately to keep a close connection with their LGBTQ child, or a grandparent who just wants to learn how to best love their favorite grandchild. We make sure every LGBTQ person feels valued and knows they belong. Connect Withhttp://www.prideandjoyfoundation.org/ (Website) https://www.facebook.com/PrideJoyFound (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/pridejoyfoundation/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/PrideJoyFound (Twitter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenajoythurston/ (LinkedIn) You can also listen to the podcast on…https://apple.co/2RBmUxZ ()https://bit.ly/2UxP9zN ()  https://spoti.fi/2JpvCfg ()https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rick-clemons/the-coming-out-lounge ()  http://tun.in/pjtKR ()https://bit.ly/30kT4kL ()  https://bit.ly/2FVH55j () 
Breaking all the rules, Amazin Lehti doesn't her gender, sexuality, color of her skin, culture, the fact that she is adopted, or that she's been homeless get in the way of living her life uncloseted. It's her tenacity to do the right thing, and bring equality to the forefront that launched her to have impact in the world. This is her Life (UN)Closeted story. About AmazinAmazin LeThi is a global Vietnamese LGBTQ sports and human rights advocate and thought leader. She is also a former competitive bodybuilder, entertainment executive and the first Vietnamese internationally published fitness author. Amazin has captured audiences with her story from the United Nations to Google and governments from all around the world.  As a thought leader and through conversations, panel discussions and Q&As, Amazin shares her personal journey of homelessness to becoming one of the most visible and influential LGBTQ activists in the world. Her story was included in the  https://itgetsbetter.org/blog/story/bodybuilder-amazin-lethi-is-working-to-make-sports-more-inclusive-for-lgbtq-athletes/ (It Gets Better) campaign and the first White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Asian anti-bullying campaign https://acttochange.org/tag/amazin-lethi-foundation/ (Act to Change).  https://www.glaad.org/tags/amazin-lethi (GLAAD) and https://www.nqapia.org/wpp/amazin-lethi/ (NQAPIA) have recognized Amazin for her contribution in accelerating LGBTQ sports equality and she has been listed in many mainstream articles for her contribution, these include, Australian Pride Power List, Out 100 List, Human Rights Campaign - Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Honours list, 2020 Go Magazine http://gomag.com/article/wwl-2020/56/ (100 Women We Love List) and https://www.wemakechange.org/socialenterprises (2020 Global Changemakers), first Asian LGBTQ Athlete to be honoured at the https://www.nba.com/nets/news/2020/03/02/brooklyn-nets-host-fourth-annual-pride-night-wednesday-march-4-barclays-center (Brooklyn Nets 4th Annual Pride Night) at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn with the 'Game Ball Delivery’. In October 2020, Amazin was named the first Asian and LGBTQ official judge for their first ever https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2020/october/amazin-lethi-talent-call-judge (ABB FIA Formula E) Open Call Talent Presenter Search. In 2021, Amazin was only one of 10 listed in the https://attitude.co.uk/article/attitude-101-meet-the-lgbtq-trailblazers-changing-the-world-today/24251/ (#Attitude101) 100 LGBTQ Trailblazers under sports and part of https://samesamebutblack.co.nz/ (ICON 2021) in New Zealand. Amazin is invited to launch, campaign and run global advocacy projects with governments and human rights campaign groups. In 2019 Amazin’s work included the launch of both projects in collaboration with the LGBTQ Institute at the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.  The first Asian Pride in the USA in Washington DC presented by the Capital Pride Alliance and the Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs.  The first Asian LGBTQ Southern Voices event in Georgia and UN LGBTQ Business Standards for the entire southern region of the USA with the UN. During Pride Month 2020, Amazin partnered with (The Advocate) to host the first https://www.advocate.com/search/site/Amazin%20LeThi (Pride Month Asian LGBTQ voices) Instagram live series; her guests included out Asian Hollywood actors: B.D Wong, Leo Sheng, Leonardo Nam, Rain Valdez and Jake Choi. Amazin was also part of the first https://www.globalpride2020.org/ (24-hour Global Pride 2020).  Amazin is a https://www.stonewall.org.uk/people/amazin-lethi (Stonewall UK) and https://www.athleteally.org/allies/amazin-lethi/ (Athlete Ally) sports champion ambassador, a global ambassador for Vietnam Relief Services and health and fitness writer for https://www.livestrong.com/user/amazin_lethi_cpt/ (Livestrong). In 2022, Amazin will made LGBTQ history by becoming...
Coming out can be very confusing and loaded with tons of stuff on the checklist. It's enough to make you say, "SCREW IT, I'm just going to stay in. the closet." But will that get you where you want to go, or the peace of mind you deserve by being your most authentic self? Regardless of the closet you're coming out of, there's one thing that can make this task much easier.  That one thing is the focus of today's podcast! You can also listen to the podcast on…https://apple.co/2RBmUxZ ()https://bit.ly/2UxP9zN ()  https://spoti.fi/2JpvCfg ()https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/rick-clemons/the-coming-out-lounge ()  http://tun.in/pjtKR ()https://bit.ly/30kT4kL ()  https://bit.ly/2FVH55j () 
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Birthdate
Aug 4th, 1963
Episode Count
528
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 week, 1 day
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 746208