Igniting Ecstasy In Business

Fostering and Leveraging Meaningful Relationships for Growth with Pete Schramm

Today’s episode features a dynamic conversation with people-person, Pete Schramm.

We dive into the impact of bringing together a team of personal advisors, the shifts Pete made to pull himself out of burn out and grind, and exploring different definitions of ecstasy and what it takes to create more of it in business.

Pete is a serial entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and bestselling author, who is passionate about connecting people and fostering sustainable and meaningful relationships in the workplace. 

He is the founder of Lattitude, an employee connection, mentorship, and survey software platform. In 2023, he joined the board of Statra to help bring the idea of KPIs and real time performance and accountability to companies of all sizes.

Key points: 

  1. Building a personal board of advisors and mentors (5:00)
  2. You’re never going to get everything you need from just one person (11:00)
  3. How Pete coming back to himself changed the course of his business (16:30)
  4. Making fact-based decisions to support your growth (24:00)
  5. The shifts Pete made to pull himself out of burn out and lessons learned from it (27:00)
  6. The importance of taking care of yourself in your calendar (34:30)
  7. Pete’s exploration of the definition and application of ecstasy in business (38:00)

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Step into the Spotlight: Utilizing PR to Grow Your Business with Beth Nydick

This episode features a captivating conversation all about PR, media, taking a stand, and changing the stories we tell ourselves between me and my good friend, Beth Nydick.

With a strong dose of “Jersey love,” Beth takes us inside her FAME Formula, sharing a plethora of tips and insights into increasing your visibility in a way that actually grows your sales.

Then we get into the juicy details surrounding the role of mindset, stories, and anger in creating more success with more joy along the way.

Beth knows a thing or two about getting in the spotlight. The founder of the Fame Formula, she helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses and confidently appear on TV & Media. Beth and her clients have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, GMA, The Drew Barrymore Show, Fast Company, Oprah, and more.

You don’t want to miss this one!

Key Points:

Allowing the personal side of your brand to come through (5:30)
The number one key to booking more media appearances that help you make money in your business (11:00)
What to do differently if you aren’t bringing in sales from your podcast interviews (16:00)
What’s your catchphrase so people know what you’re all about? (21:30)
How to find aligned media opportunities to reach your ideal clients (25:00)
Why PR needs to be part of your marketing strategy (31:00)
Creating more success while you’re actually enjoying the journey along the way (36:00)
The power of reframing the stories we tell ourselves about our mistakes or challenges (40:00)
Getting really honest with yourself about your talents and what you want (48:30)
Letting your anger inform your passions (51:00)


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Expansive Visionaries Collective

Using Your Voice for Influence, Unity, and Ecstatic Success with Tricia Brouk

In today’s episode, I am joined by award-winning director, producer, Broadway performer, and speaker coach, Tricia Brouk.

Tricia shares her stories and experiences about what it took to become a highly successful artist and now thriving business owner – including the journey to becoming a conscious competent, co-existing with fear, and living everyday like it’s your last.

Tune in for a motivating discussion on how to bring the kind of success into your life that makes you ecstatic to do what you do. Plus, pick up tips and strategies for growing your own speaking opportunities from a world-class expert.

Key Points:

  1. Igniting ecstasy in the moment (2:30)
  2. Tricia’s journey from thriving as an artist to building a powerhouse business (5:00)
  3. Exploring what it means to unite humanity through speech (8:30) 
  4. What’s possible when all voices are welcomed and heard (10:00)
  5. Why Tricia doesn’t have time to get stuck in fear and self-judgment (18:00) 
  6. Owning the value of your gifts to create steady success that makes you ecstatic (23:30) 
  7. The importance of co-existing with your fear (29:00)
  8. Why Tricia lives every day like its her last (31:00) 
  9. Tips for growing your own speaking opportunities (42:00)

Download Your Free Copy of the First Chapter of Tricia’s book – ”The Influential Voice” here.

Tricia Brouk helps high-performing professionals transform into industry thought leaders through the power of authentic storytelling. She has put thousands of speakers onto big stages around the globe. Tricia founded The Big Talk Academy where she certifies speakers in the art of public speaking. She was the executive producer of Speakers Who Dare and TEDxLincolnSquare and is the producer and host of The Big Talk, an award-winning podcast and YouTube Channel. Tricia’s book, The Influential Voice: Saying What You Mean for Lasting Legacy, was a #1 New Release on Amazon in December 2020.

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Embracing the Unknown: Navigating Transitions and Purpose with Kristina DiPalo

As entrepreneurs on a growth path, transitions are taking place all the time.

In this episode, I welcome my new friend and incredible guest, Kristina DiPalo, to discuss how to navigate transitions and your purpose with more grace and ease. 

Kristina shares her vulnerable stories of the impact of losing her father unexpectedly, evolving in her spirituality, and stepping into a new space in business later in life. 

Tune in for an open and raw conversation on the mourning and growth that accompanies transitions, exploring your true desires, and the role of trust in navigating your purpose.

Key Points:

  1. Get to know Jersey Girl turned Manhattan woman, Kristina DiPalo (2:00)
  2. The learning and growth found from mourning, including Kristina’s story of losing her father (7:00)
  3. “We kid ourselves that we control the transition, when in many ways, we just accompany the transition” (10:30)
  4. Alex’s story of transitioning programs in business and the importance of surrendering to the unknown (14:00)
  5. The role of spirituality in surrender and practicing open-mindedness (18:30)
  6. The inner work of connecting to your truth and purpose (23:00)
  7. Creating inner safety to be able to push yourself outside of your comfort zone (28:30)
  8. “What is it that you really like about what you do?” (33:30)
  9. A final note of hope and encouragement from Kristina (36:00)

If you know that you are ready to take your business to the next level through building relationships with amazing entrepreneurs like Kristina DiPalo…

Learn more and apply for our business-building mastermind community for impact-driven women entrepreneurs called the Expansive Visionaries Collective here: https://alexpursglove.co/expansive-visionaries-collective 

Connect with Kristina DiPalo: 

  1. Website: www.kristinadipalo.com
  2. LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kristinadipalo
  3. Speaking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbh0fPkEcT4

Connect with Alex Pursglove:

  1. Website: https://www.alexpursglove.com/
  2. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexpursglove/
  3. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexpursglove
  4. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pursglove-1b97348/

Deepening Intimacy in Marriage with Adam Zaffuto

Out of all the transformations I have experienced, the one with the greatest impact has been making a quantum leap in intimacy with my husband, Adam Zaffuto.

In this episode, we pull back the curtain on how we deepened our connection, addressed the fears of outgrowing your partner, and what it looks like to communicate your desires while honoring your partner’s response.

Tune in for an unrehearsed, authentic conversation on replacing judgment with acceptance, security with happiness, and people-pleasing with true desires…

Plus Adam’s honest reaction to my first six-figure investment in my own development.

Key Points:

  1. What it was like for Adam when I made my first $100K investment in coaching  (4:45)
  2. Redefining safety and security to find more happiness (12:00)
  3. Thoughts regarding the fear of “outgrowing” your partner when you are evolving on a growth path (17:30)
  4. Adam’s perspective on how we increased our intimacy (26:00)
  5. A specific example of what made Adam feel more loved than ever before (28:00)
  6. The sentence I memorized to ask for what I wanted while removing criticism of Adam (31:00)
  7. Circling back to how to practically address growing at different speeds from your partner (40:00)
  8. Why “being the change” matters in your relationship (44:00)

Connect with Adam Zaffuto:

  1. Blog: http://www.reengagepgh.com/blog 
  2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adam.zaffuto 

Connect with Alex Pursglove:

  1. Expansive Visionaries Collective: https://alexpursglove.co/expansive-visionaries-collective
  2. Website: https://www.alexpursglove.com
  3. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexpursglove
  4. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexpursglove
  5. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pursglove-1b97348/

A Case Study: Making a 6-Figure Quantum Leap with Mollie Lo

What does it take to make a more than 6-figure leap in your revenue in a seemingly “illogical” amount of time?

Join me and my incredible guest, Mollie Lo, as she shares her behind-the-scenes story of how she made a quantum leap in her business and self-confidence.

Mollie, a cherished former client of mine, transitioned out of a high-powered corporate career in HR into growing a highly successful career coaching business in under 2 years. Now an expert at LinkedIn marketing and high-ticket sales, she’s pivoted to helping other career coaches grow their own businesses.

Tune in for an inspiring story about grit, determination, and a willingness to get uncomfortable that created unbelievable new results.

Plus, Mollie shares the top 3 things she started doing differently, and the challenges she overcame, to make her leap forward.

Key Points:

  • Fun facts about Mollie (2:00)
  • What standing powerfully in what you really want looks like (8:00)
  • The role of cultural influence in finding your authentic self, including Mollie’s story of growing up in a Mung family (13:00)
  • The top 3 things Mollie implemented to quantum leap her revenue (24:00)
  • How and where to find your greatest growth opportunities (31:30)
  • What it took to transition from hating sales to loving sales (39:00)
  • The most challenging belief Mollie overcame and the greatest gift she received during our work together (46:30)
  • What Mollie is up to today (58:00)
  • If you know that you are ready for a breakthrough in business while igniting more joy, passion, and empowerment in your life…

Learn more and apply for my business-building mastermind community for women entrepreneurs, like Mollie Lo, called the Expansive Visionaries Collective.

Learn more here: https://alexpursglove.co/expansive-visionaries-collective

Connect with Mollie Lo:

Website: www.lotusmentoring.net
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lotusmentoring/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lotusmentoring
Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/a-tall-glass-of-sass/id1678637775

Connect with Alex:

Expansive Visionaries Collective: https://alexpursglove.co/expansive-visionaries-collective
Website: https://www.alexpursglove.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexpursglove/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexpursglove
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pursglove-1b97348/

Transforming Limiting Beliefs About Money with Hannah Chapman

Our relationship to money and how we feel about our numbers is one of the greatest factors in accelerating financial abundance.

In this episode, Financial Advisor and Entrepreneurial Wealth Coach, Hannah Chapman and I address the money stories that can make the path forward feel harder than it should.

Tune in to reflect on your own stories and potential limiting beliefs about money, while exploring how to make wise financial decisions in your business for its growth.

Plus, we announce an exciting opportunity to form significant connections with driven, heart-centered entrepreneurs who are helping each other elevate visibility, revenue, and influence while evolving as conscious, spiritual beings.

Key Points:

  • Meet Hannah and her perspective on what is required for financial transformation (2:30)
  • The role your inner child plays in your relationship to money (8:00)
  • Releasing the limiting money stories that keep us from more abundance (16:00)
  • Making wise decisions on how you spend money in your business to support growth (22:30)
  • What it looks like to tap into your “full body yes” in financial decisions (32:00)
  • Why Hannah and I are locking arms to launch a peer community for entrepreneurs to elevate visibility, impact, and consciousness through building trusted relationships and up-leveling together (37:00)
  • Combining being a driven business owner with continuous spiritual evolution (39:00)

If you have been seeking a community of conscious and impact-driven entrepreneurs who truly want to elevate each other’s work in the world through collaboration, connections, and masterminding…


Connect with Hannah:

Expansive CEO Podcast – https://expansiveceo.com/podcast
X2 Wealth Planning Website – https://x2wealthplanning.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/hannah.chapman.cfp
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hannah.chapman.54379236
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hannahrchapman

Connect with Alex:

Expansive Visionaries Collective – https://alexpursglove.co/expansive-visionaries-collective
Alex Pursglove Website – https://www.alexpursglove.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/alexpursglove
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/alexpursglove
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-pursglove-1b97348

Going Deeper with Antuan Magic Raimone: Behind the Scenes of Finding Your Boldness, Diligent Preparation, and Performing in Broadway’s Hamilton!

How do you establish the kind of trust in yourself that supports releasing fears of making mistakes, curates professional opportunities that light you up the most inside, fosters boldly owning your authentic self and receiving more love from others?

For this special “Going Deeper” episode of Igniting Ecstasy in Business, we are addressing all of the above as I welcome my guest…

An amazing speaker, artist, performer, and soldier of love – Antuan Magic Raimone.

Magic is the author of “Becoming Magic,” a TedX Lincoln Square Speaker, and with over 20 years of experience in Musical Theater, he was the first Universal Swing for Hamilton on Broadway.

Tune in to explore what it takes to create a career that lights you up and allows you to express your unique gifts, the role of diligence in creating your desired outcomes, the power of cultivating deep trust and setting boundaries, and for some fun, behind-the-scenes stories of performing on Broadway!

In this Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Magic’s journey of finding a way to get paid to do what he loves (2:45)
  • Magic’s perspective on the role of destiny vs. hard work and diligent preparation to experience your desired outcomes (10:00)
  • What being a Broadway swing actually entails, and what this taught Magic about approaching a role that risks making many mistakes (12:30)
  • “There is relatability when people see your authenticity” (22:00)
  • How Magic learned to shine his light brightly and find ecstasy in being his authentic self, whether he was on or off-stage (25:30)
  • “Great lessons can come from people that offer you great pain” (35:00)
  • Practices to help you cultivate a deep knowing that you are there for yourself every day (38:30)
  • What makes it easier to receive love from other people (40:00)
  • The role of boundaries in your own healing and in seeing the truth of people’s respect for you (46:00)
  • A few fun questions about the behind-the-scenes of performing in Broadway’s Hamilton, courtesy of my nephews (58:00)

About Antuan Magic Raimone: Antuan Magic Raimone is author of “Becoming Magic,” a TEDx Lincoln Square Speaker, and childhood sexual abuse survivor. His company, Soldier of Love® works to educate and empower others towards successful career development, both onstage and off. With more than 20yrs of experience in Musical Theatre he was the first Male Universal Swing for Hamilton on Broadway and across the country. He was also the first Vacation Swing for In the Heights during its Off-Broadway and Broadway runs, has performed at Radio City Music Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and was paid to dance in the window of a Marc Jacobs retail store dressed as a pig.

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Release Superwoman Syndrome to Grow Your Capacity to Receive

When you release “Superwoman Syndrome” and the fears of delegating, unplugging, setting boundaries, and slowing down, you open the doors to receiving more support, solutions, creativity, and expansion.

I’m Alex Pursglove, a Master Coach for High-Achieving Women, and today, I’ll walk you through where “Superwoman Syndrome” shows up tangibly in business, why it matters to replace it with an increased capacity to receive, and the next steps you can take to shift more of this pattern in your life.  

You’ll hear my personal examples about how this syndrome plays out in my own business with evaluating team members, getting sucked into all the doing and not being present, and even in my personal life with how my husband and I manage finances.

Tune in to this episode to explore where you can be more supported and nourished on your journey of taking your vision to the next level!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What “Superwoman Syndrome” means and what’s underneath the surface of it (3:00)
  •  Why believing “if I can just get more done, then I’ll be more present with my family” never works (7:00)
  • What the cycle of abundance looks like (11:20)
  • Why being challenged to bring on even more team made a huge shift in my business (15:30)
  • “When you say yes to supporting yourself more, everyone benefits” (18:00)
  • Reflection questions to help you let go of what is slowing you down (20:00)
  • The Universal Law of Sacrifice and the role it plays in receiving (23:30)
  • “The whole point is to dance while the music is still playing” (28:30)
  • How I made a decision to let go of controlling the outcomes to embrace being a team with my husband (33:00)
  • Uncovering the opportunities to be more supported (38:00)

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Where Business Meets Sensuality: Increase Pleasure in Your Body to Increase Abundance in Business

Connecting to your highest self and your creativity comes through getting out of your head and into your body. And when you increase your capacity to receive support and pleasure in your sensuality, you increase your capacity to receive more joy and abundance in business.

This is why we are excitedly diving into where business and sensuality intersect in this episode of Igniting Ecstasy in Business!

I welcome my amazing guest, Casey Hall – a Sensuality Coach with over 13 years of experience in the wellness space – to share the ins and outs of what healthy sensuality looks like in practice.

Tune in to deepen your understanding of the connection between sensuality and elevating with more ecstasy in your business, as well as what it looks like to establish more safety and empowerment in your body!

In this Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How Casey defines sensuality and what it means (3:15)
  • Casey’s backstory of recognizing that something was missing from all of her achievements and identifying the need for deepening understanding of her sensuality (6:20)
  • The difference between “capital T” and “lower case t” trauma and how it can impact your sensuality (14:00)
  • The importance of establishing safety in the body in order to feel more joy, pleasure, and ecstasy (17:15)
  • The connection between your body and highest self and what creates feeling more alive (22:00)
  • The path to creating more emotional safety in your body (28:00)
  • The relationship between business, personal relationships, and sensuality – including your capacity to receive (29:38)
  • Upcoming opportunities to explore your connection to business AND sensuality more deeply (38:24)

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About Casey Hall: Over the past 13 years, Casey Hall has been fine-tuning her passion for helping people improve their relationship with themselves. After coaching thousands of individuals in corporate wellness fields and becoming certified as a stress management facilitator, she recognized that forming a healthy relationship with your sensuality was the missing piece to holistic wellness. Thus, she left her corporate career to pursue another certification – this time in Sex, Love, and Relationship Coaching. Today, Casey is a full-time Sensuality Coach with incredible wisdom in how to connect deeply to yourself and to pay attention to the signs your body gives you. She is dedicated to guiding others in understanding that having a healthy sensuality means knowing how to; regulate your nervous system, stay connected to your senses and your body’s messages, access pleasure in the little things, and love yourself through all your stages.

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