Formerly Atlanta Life Radio

Up2Me Radio Inspirational Talk Radio & Podcast Network 
 

Our Shows- 
A Healthier View Podcast, 
Branding with Purpose Podcast,  
COFFEE with Kim, 
Finding Your Forte Show, 
It Is Our Time Podcast, 
OMG Oh! Maura Gale Show, 
There is Life After Layoff Show, 
Up2Me Magazine Show and 
Women Are Worthy Podcast
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OMG Oh! Maura Gale Show

Thank you for a wonderful Season 2! Join us for Podcast Party August 2018 and catch up on what you missed.
Meet me back here for a new and exciting Season 3 for more Mauravation!

About the Show

Welcome to the OMG Oh! Maura Gale Show. Show airs weekly on Thursdays at 7 pm - 8 pm EST.   The show "gets to the heart of the subject right away" by delivering actionable
 insight, inspiration and diverse perspectives.  
Maura Gale is entertaining and purposeful in her evangelistic style of breaking things down for clear understanding and to impact her listeners with 
"Aha- Up2Me Moments" .  Maura delivers riveting show episodes that not only speak to your spirit but to your mind equipping you with knowledge and tools to empower you as you turn your dreams into reality.  Conversation topics range from lifestyle, relationships, challenges and opportunities for creatives. The on air dialogue with listeners provide for provocative and intriguing conversations, so lean in and tune in!

Streaming Now- Podcasts On Demand

with Special Guest EP McKnight

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  Live Truthfully...Be Balanced

In this episode of OMG, Maura Gale guest EP McKnight we'll be discussing how to be honest with yourself physically (weight, eating habits and triggers), emotionally (stress, depression, joy), mentally (optimism, negativity, pessimism). We will look at diet, exercise and attitude and discover how to become more balanced!

Meet EP:  EPMcKnight is a graduate of Fordham University Lincoln Center, New York City where she received her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. Ms. McKnight wears many titles: Elementary Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Instructor, Playwright, Author, Actress, Talk Show Host, Producer, Director and Child of God! Also, she is an innovator and founder of Nikao Imani Productions, a non-profit company that champions Breast Cancer Survirors and distribute monthly “The Angel Traveling Gift Basket” with donations from Ralphs, Target, Sprouts, 99Cents Store and individual supporters.

As a playwright, Ms. McKnight most recently wrote and produced “And Still I Rise-The Rainbow Ladies Who Chose Life When Death Knocked” Mydaddy Place”, “The Trial of Scottsboro Alabama”, “MenApause”, Catch The Sprit, and many others. As a poet and author, she has penned “Joy365” and “Words ‘N’ Action” and is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author.

As an actress, she was most recently seen on “General Hospital” as Ms. Blackwood and has extensive credits in film, TV, theatre and commercials. Some commercials are CareerBuilder.com and Dasani Water, and TV, ER, Passions, etc and Film, Zodiac, Rat Race, etc, and theatre credits, To Kill A Mockingbird, Fences, Crucible, etc.

Nationally, for twenty years, university, colleges, schools and private organization have produced Ms. McKnight’s three One Person Shows, “I Question America-Legacy of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer”, “With Grace I Stand-Legacy of Bessie Coleman, Barbara Jordan, Shirley Chisholm, Madame CJ Walker, Thea Bowman, Mary E. Pleasant, and Mary Church Terrell”, and “Own My Own Terms-Legacy of Nina Simone.”

Currently she will be seen in Cradle Swapping, CainAbel, Thick Water, Domme, Dream, Stronger Than Pretty, The Funeral Flowers, and is honored to be among the cast of Ferguson. Ms. McKnight was recently seen in, Er: The Resurrection, Foxx Follies Theatre production of “Living Fat, Vagina Monologue and in her latest play, “And Still I Rise-The Rainbow Ladies Who Choose Life When Death Knocked!” All praises to God.

with Special Guest Dorian H. Nash

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  " Love At Any Age"

In this episode of OMG - Oh Maura Gale radio show we will be exploring the subject of LOVE. We’ll be unpacking the exciting elusive and sometimes heartbreaking topic of Love...”Love at any age”.  So get ready because no matter what age you are, what your relationship status, there’s still TIME. Time to locate LOVE, fix the LOVE you have rekindle the LOVE and/or allow LOVE to spread, grow and bloom into all it can be.
Dorian H. Nash is a wife, speaker  playwright and Co author of “Do you Love Me...Still?” We are honored to hear her nuggets on the ever evasive topic of LOVE.
Meet Dorian:  
Dorian and her husband, Sean Nash have been married almost 19 years and are the proud parents of two beautiful daughters. Dorian currently works as a Project Coordinator at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum but she is an artist in her own right, a writer and playwright for the past 11 years and as a co-author with her husband of the highly acclaimed relationship book, “Do You Love Me …..Still?  They have shared their personal story as they share practical marriage and relationship building advice and intimate lessons from their own relationship, marriage and parenting. 
Dorian makes up half of The Extraordinary Everyday Marriage Duo, a moniker she shares with her husband as they share their story at various speaking engagements that have included marriage seminars at Life Church, and singles events at River of Life Church,  just to name a few.  Dorian and Sean believe that every relationship can be Extraordinary if you are willing to put in the work.  “We are Fans of relationships and strive to build a community of healthy loving relationships”.  She is also the writer and director of  the recent Chicago stage production, Couples, Secrets, Truths and Love.  
Dorian and her husband, Sean, are an everyday couple facing many of the same obstacles everyone faces in their marriage. They believe that building a standard of love in their relationship is the key to sustaining a fulfilling and life-long commitment to each other. 

Open Air with the Listeners following a Facebook Live Pre-Show with Maura

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Episode Title/Topic:  OPEN AIR – "Changing the Atmosphere"- When YOU show up, things should change

Guest: Maura and callers!

In this episode of OMG this segment is called "OPEN AIR" - it's where Maura takes a deep breath and blows out some of the things on her mind. She want’s to explore what WE should do, say and be in any situation/place/challenge we find ourselves in.

It’s an intentional opportunity for her to let her hair down (so to speak).  In between sips she'll share tips and tales about the all sorts of things, she’ll unpack some subjects and situations and give some suggestions based on her experiences. She’ll close with callers tickling your earlobe with “the things they’re thankful for.”  You’re invited to sit in a front row seat to sip and share in...What’s on Maura’s Mind!


with Special Guest "The listeners" - Open Air

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Episode Title/Topic - " Open Air" - What's on Maura's Mind

It’s an intentional opportunity for her to let her hair down (so to speak).  In this episode Maura and her listeners talk about the recent rise in suicides, the possible causes and how we can get through this life not feeling or being alone.. She’ll close with callers tickling your earlobe with “the things they’re thankful for.”  You’re invited to sit in a front row seat to sip and share in...What’s on Maura’s Mind!

Call in to join the conversation at 347-324-5246 and press 1 to come on air

with Special Guest Monica L. Garrison

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title/Topic:  Journey to Loving Me

In this episode Maura and Monica will talk about Monica's intimate details about the "Journey to Loving Me" based on her book with the same title. Join the  conversation and identify yourself, your challenges and your strengths along the way because sometimes we have to venture out in order to find out what we really have inside. 

Meet Monica:  Monica L. Garrison is an Author, Speaker, Intuitive Coach, Spiritual Teacher and founder of 17 Reasons Apparel. An engaging storyteller, Monica is known for her delightful humor and Tell- it-like- it is honesty and adept skill in shifting people out of pain and fear, into a happier experience. Her great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through painful experiences. 

with Special Guest Kristin Greene

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Episode Title/Topic:  Lighting the Path to Peace
Join Maura and Kristin as they talk about and you learn how to set the mood for self growth and success.  As a thank you for tuning in Kristin is providing a special promotion just for you!
Click on promotional code button below!
Meet Kristin -  Kristin Greene is the owner and candle maker for Radiant Glow Candle Company. She started her candle business during her journey of self-love and self -development. As she continued on her path, she realized that if she wanted to live her best life and become the best version of herself she needed to elevate her mindset, get real with herself, and shed her old ways. Through her trek, Kristin developed a self-care routine that included reading, journaling, meditating, and most importantly, building her relationship with God- covering her mind, body and soul! As she became more mindful and aware of herself she discovered candles played an instrumental part of creating the right mood for her, which sparked the idea to make candles for other’s that are on their journey or inspired to live a prosperous life inside and out. 
More About Radiant Glow:  Radiant Glow candles are handmade in small batches from a special formula of coconut and soy wax blend that are adorned with sprinkles of organic herbs and flowers. Her candles are not only eco- friendly and luxurious, they will create an inviting ambiance for good vibes in any room of yours. Enjoy her candles at home, your workspace, or while traveling. Radiant Glow’s mission is to have their customers IGNITE THE GLOW WITHIN because candles are not the only thing that should glow, so should you!

with Special Guest Anthony "Tony" Williamson

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Episode Title:   "Recycle Your Life"

Allow the seeds of your past to produce a beautiful byproduct of purpose!
In this episode learn how the setbacks in Tony’s life led to a leadership position that literally feeds and nourishes the community!
Meet Anthony:  ANTHONY WILLIAMSON – FARM MANAGER: Anthony (Tony) Williamson, a deacon at Vernon Park Church of God, serves as Manager of Mother Carr’s Farm, on the campus of Vernon Park Village in Lynwood, Illinois. Tony manages the daily farm functions, which includes the supervision of employees and volunteers, overseeing the continuous care of produce, maintaining supplies and ensuring that produce is delivered in a timely manner to CSA members, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. He and his volunteer crew work the land using sustainable methods to harvest an average of 4,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables and spices annually. Tony not only ensures that the produce from the farm is sustainable, but also teaches these techniques to other employees and volunteers.
Tony holds a certificate in Building Energy Technologies, which is one of the only programs in the area that teaches the science behind sustainable living and operating buildings efficiently. He’s a six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he worked on sensitive aviation projects that required a high-level government security clearance. In addition, Tony has experience in the food industry as a chef for the Hilton Hotel chain and as a Quality Control Agent for Iowa Beef Processing. On June 10, 2014, Tony was appointed as a Member of the Local Food, Farms, and Jobs Council by the Governor of Illinois.
Due to his longtime interest in the environment, Tony built a solar energy collector while he was in high school. As a Boy Scout, he was an outdoorsman who loved nature and worked in several gardens

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Episode Title  "What's on Our Mind?"

Guest: Maura and you...callers and FB followers!

In this OMG special episode we will go "OPEN AIR" - it's where Maura takes a minute to share what's on HER mind and allow you to share what's on YOUR mind. It’s a chance for callers to enjoy a cup of TEA with MG!   It's interactive, engaging and full of energy! LIVE online at www.Up2MeRadio and Facebook!

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Episode Title:  Let's Do It Again!  "Open Air - What's on Maura's Mind"

Guest: Maura and callers!

Today's OMG show segment is called "OPEN AIR" - it's where Maura takes a deep breath and blows out some of the things on her mind. It’s a chance for callers to enjoy a cup of TEA with MG!  It’s an intentional opportunity for her to let her hair down (so to speak). In between sips she'll share tips and tales about the all sorts of things, stirring in her savvy suggestions about doing business successfully, and of course talk about some of today's saucy shenanigans! She’ll close with callers tickling your earlobe with “the things they’re thankful for.” You’re invited to sit in a front row seat to sip and share in...What’s on Maura’s Mind!


Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Open Air - What's on Maura's Mind"

Guest: Maura and callers!

Today's OMG show segment is called "OPEN AIR" - it's where Maura takes a deep breath and blows out some of the things on her mind. It’s a chance for callers to enjoy a cup of TEA with MG!  It’s an intentional opportunity for her to let her hair down (so to speak). In between sips she'll share tips and tales about the all sorts of things, stirring in her savvy suggestions about doing business successfully, and of course talk about some of today's saucy shenanigans! She’ll close with callers tickling your earlobe with “the things they’re thankful for.” You’re invited to sit in a front row seat to sip and share in...What’s on Maura’s Mind!


with Special Guests First Lady Janice Wilcoxon and Tamarra Coleman 

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Episode Topic:   "Women who share"  (There's wisdom in our words, stories and struggles) 

In this episode we'll share some of our setbacks, set ups as well as the steps we took to recover, renew and reposition ourselves for success. Discover why there's strength, sanity and solace in our sharing. We will also inform listeners about an annual women's retreat that's celebrating it's 20th year! Women travel from all over the world to be encouraged, enlightened and equipped by the Mt Sinai Women's Retreat in Wisconsin. This year the award winning Docudramedy "STEM the Movement" will be making it's midwest premiere on Friday night of the weekend retreat being held April 20-22, 2018.   For info/registration Email: [email protected]  or Call 847-612-0327 or 262-237-4810.

with Special Guest Jaimi Stevens

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title: "A Stranger in Your Home" (Knowing yourself and self-actualization should be a priority, not an option)

​In this Episode we’re putting YOU first. The person you spend the most amount of time with should NOT be a stranger. Learning how to put your oxygen mask on first is mandatory if we really want to be around to assist those you love.
Meet Jaimi:   Jaimi Alexander is a Los Angeles-based actress, a spokes-model, an entrepreneur and a producer.  With credits in film, television, web video and radio, her true passion is connecting people within this ‘community of fearless creation.’ Devoted to her craft, her personality, charm and enthusiasm is contagious. Her on-camera presence lures audiences in. This down to earth aura comes from her ability to draw interviewees out by engaging them in genuine conversation.

with Special Guest Judge Shelyna Brown

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Episode Title:  "Let's Examine our T.E.A. (Thoughts, Emotions & Actions)"

In this episode Judge Shelyna will highlight the proper way to process information and instruction and she’ll explain how we got off course in the way we look at and deal with situations. She’ll highlight what it means to put some thought before emotions in order to take the appropriate action. So tune in and grab a cup of your favorite tea and learn more about  T.E.A. (Thought. Emotion. Action).

Meet Judge Shelyna Brown:  Judge Shelyna Brown is a sought after speaker, coach and mentor. Judge Brown uses her uncommon perspective as a licensed minister, superior court judge and certified master level coach to not only deliver God’s word in a unique and powerful way, but also to provide workable tools to enlighten, encourage and empower people to walk out God’s word in a practical way.  Judge Brown received her BA from UC Davis.  She received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University, School of Law.   

with Special Guest  JONNO, Minister & Speaker

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  The Process of Grace

In this episode we'll explore the subject of GRACE. When you choose to step in GRACE, GRACE steps in. Let's talk about it candidly.
Meet  "JONNO"
 Jonno Strickland, Minister- Musician - Motivator
Widely known as a worship leader, saxophonist and songwriter, Jonno is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at one of Sacramento's prominent churches, affectionately known as Pastor Jonno, he values faith and family.

with Special Guest Charlie Jordan Brookins, Part 2

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Episode Title/Topic:  New Year Healthier You or Choosing YOU!


As we glide into the last week of January 2018 we thought it would be a great time to kick start YOU, the healthier YOU you've always wanted to become! So in this segment we'll discuss the 6 Critical things you need MORE of to make 2018 your healthiest year ever.

Meet Charlie:  A Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Coach and Motivational Speaker, Charlie Jordan Brookins has been passionate about health and fitness since the age of 13, but became clear on her call in 2006 when that still small voice whispered, “My people are dying.” It was then that the vision for Fit thru Faith was born.

A native Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University (B.S.) and U.C.L.A.’s Anderson Graduate School of Management (M.B.A.), Charlie has shared the message of greater service through greater health on stages such as MegaFest 2017, local churches and women’s groups in Los Angeles, as well as weekly on Cedric Bailey's show on Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Gospel Radio Network. She has also sown seeds in Hollywood - directing two feature films, and serving in various executive capacities in Marketing, Development and Original Programming. Additionally, she served on the dance ministry leadership team of her home church, Faithful Central Bible Church, for over a decade. A proud wife and mother of two sons, Charlie is on a spirit led mission to bridge the gap between faith and whole body fitness to ignite transformational change and purpose-driven impact in women of faith around the world. 


with Special Guest RJ Jackson, the Courage Giver

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Episode Title/Topic:  " Courage for the course"

In this episode of OMG Maura will have a candid conversation with RJ Jackson "The
Courage Giver." She is a living breathing example of how to carry grief gracefully, how to not only climb over adversity but CRUSH it beneath her feet. She's an author, speaker and empowerer and she's my friend. Be  prepared to be inspired and equipped with the tools necessary to face your giants and fears with the "twin sisters" I call COURAGE and
CONFIDENCE.

with Special Guest Co-Host Libby F. Lee

Episode Topic/Title and Description

Episode Title:   "Open Air" -  A focus on what’s important, relevant and of interest today and to YOU the listener. Call in to join the conversation!

Meet Special Co-Host Libby:

Rev. Libby is an ordained minister in the Church of God Ministries, Anderson, IN and an educator within the Posen-Robbins School District.  She is a certified domestic violence counselor who ministers to survivors of domestic violence relationships and conducts workshops on domestic violence awareness.  She is the author of Beaten But Not Broken....You're Still Here.  This book addresses life's issues and gives encouragement to move forward in victory. Rev. Libby currently facilitates the Facebook Live group SHARE 2 Strengthen every Saturday at 5 pm Central Time. This group encourages women to support and strengthen each other. Rev. Libby is happily married to Rev. Erwin Lee for 18 years and has 2 children.   

with special guest Melody Charles, CLBC, CMBC & Author

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Episode Title:   Making Marriage Intimacy...MO BETTER

In this Episode Maura and Melody talk about making marriage intimacy mo better!
Whether you’re single, married or learning to live life after a divorce...Maura's special guest Melody Charles will share a 6 step process to help a wife create more intimacy with her  husband.  There will also be tips on how to wait for Mr Righteous! The info shared will be both practical and personal so you can get things started just in time for  winter!
Are you ready to create the life and marriage you both will love?
Meet Melody:  Melody is the founder of Choose Your Best Life Today, LLC and author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Choosing Mr. Righteous. He Gets To Find You. You Get To Choose Him, available on Amazon. She is a Certified Life and Marriage Breakthrough Coach and Workshop leader for women and the men they love.  Her coaching practice is based on the principles of the bible as the authority for life. She has in-depth experience in professional coaching, mediation and conflict resolution, and handling complex and sensitive matters.  

Melody also brings the experience of a prior 19-year marriage and divorce, navigating her life as a newly single Christian woman, and establishing a new relationship with her current husband of 6 years. Melody has a son, a daughter-in-law, a 2-year-old granddaughter, and a daughter in law school.Melody enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, visiting the beach, eating Mexican food, dancing, Brazilian Samba, practicing Spanish, and exercising.

with Special Guest Charlie Jordan Brookins, Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Coach & Motivational Speaker
As a thank you for tuning in Get Your Complimentary Copy of the Fit Thru Faith Resource Guide at www.fitthrufaith.com

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:   “Fit Thru Faith - Have a Healthy Holiday Season”

In this Episode Maura and Charlie will share some holiday tips, on how to make the most out the last month, setting 2018 up for success healthy gift choices and so much more! 
Meet Charlie:    
A Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, Health Coach and Motivational Speaker, Charlie Jordan Brookins has been passionate about health and fitness since the age of 13, but became clear on her call in 2006 when that still small voice whispered, “My people are dying.” It was then that the vision for Fit thru Faith was born.  A native Chicagoan and graduate of Northwestern University (B.S.) and U.C.L.A.’s Anderson Graduate School of Management (M.B.A.), Charlie has shared the message of greater service through greater health on stages such as MegaFest 2017, local churches and women’s groups in Los Angeles, as well as weekly on Cedric Bailey's show on Rejoice! Musical Soul Food Gospel Radio Network. She has also sown seeds in Hollywood - directing two feature films, and serving in various executive capacities in Marketing, Development and Original Programming. Additionally, she served on the dance ministry leadership team of her home church, Faithful Central Bible Church, for over a decade. A proud wife and mother of two sons, Charlie is on a spirit led mission to bridge the gap between faith and whole body fitness to ignite transformational change and purpose-driven impact in women of faith around the world. 

Special Episode with Host Maura Gale and Guests - "the listeners"

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  Open Air - What's on Maura's Mind

Special Guests:  "You" our listeners call in at 347-324-5246 and press 1 to come on air


Today's OMG show episodes is called "OPEN AIR" - it's where Maura takes a breath and blows out some of the things on her mind. It’s a chance for callers to enjoy a cup of coffee, and have a conversation with Maura!

It’s an intentional opportunity for her to let her hair down (so to speak). In between sips she'll share tips and tales about the industry, stirring in her savvy suggestions about doing business successfully, and of course talk about some of today's saucy shenanigans! She’ll close with callers tickling your earlobe with “the things they’re thankful for.” You’re invited to sit in a front row seat to sip and share in...What’s on Maura’s Mind!


with Special Guest Kimberly Adams, Founder, Grace2be

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  " Living in the AHA"...Learning how to pay attention to what's really going on around you.

In this Episode Maura and Kimberly will discuss Living in the AHA and also talk about Taati & Friends a Christmas fund raiser campaign, for orphans and children in hospitals in Namibia! 
Meet Kimberly:  

An illuminating smile, vivacious laugh, and a heart that carries compassion for anyone she encounters Kimberly Adams is the epitome of class.  Though humility and warmth, cascade through her veins, power and sophistication almost naturally beam from her like a light in both her business and personal life. 

An Old Dominion University graduate, and Media Director at a top advertising agency in Chicago, IL, Kim founded Grace2be in August 2016, to help women focus on building a solid foundation in their own lives by understanding one simple principle, live your truth!  This revelation hit her as she journeyed through her own life often masking the person that she was, and allowing her fears to hinder her progress. 

Kim desired for women to see that life was more than a paycheck. She believed that if you discover something that you love, and work hard and are passionate about it then the resources that are required to become a success in that area will be provided to you.  The gifts, the tools, and the connections that are needed will soon be there. Not by seeking it out, but by waiting on God’s grace to fall upon you at that precise moment in time when favor hits your life.

From that place, Grace2be was born, a networking group that assists women with finding the resources they need in order to be successful in whatever venture they embark on while embracing the truth in their lives and discovering their hidden passion.  Kim encourages women to live authentically and start taking steps into the best part of their lives.

Kim motivates others to learn from every obstacle, challenge, success and loss.  Don’t rush things, your destiny isn’t going anywhere, and be sure to appreciate the relationships you make along the way.  Your next encounter with grace awaits!

with Special Guest Saundra Harrison
Topic:  " Know Your Value & Self Worth"

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Episode Title:  "Know Your Value and Self Worth"

In this episode Maura and Saundra discuss ways to validate, appreciate and how to celebrate your accomplishments to understand what your value and worth are attached to.  Listeners will receive practical tips to combat shrinking in their gifts and gain insights on how to live out loud. Everything you’ve got inside makes you the perfect candidate for a rise! Let’s SOAR together!

Meet Saundra:  Saundra Harrison is an author, presenter, speaker and teacher for conferences, seminars and church services throughout the Chicago area. At St. Luke she worked in various capacities including: Sunday school, Bible Institute, Women's Ministry as well as Youth Ministry. Saundra also taught courses on Warfare and TD Jakes book Reposition Yourself.

Her ability to fuse together humor, life lessons and the Word of a God to equip and encourage people is unique.  She received her license as an Evangelist Missionary, under the ministry of Bishop James C. Austin.  Having a heart for beyond the 4 walls, Saundra began an email devotional called Wordspirations in 2001 and it has now expanded to social media. She hosts 
bi annual  Wordspirations gatherings designed to inspire, edifying and uplift the body of Christ.   Saundra is the author of three books: 
“Prayer, Faith and Dominion,” “Time and Chance Happens to all” and “The Value of a Woman.”  She is a member of Apostolic Faith Church under the leadership of Bishop Horace  Smith. Where she works with the Christian education department and the prayer phone line ministry. Saundra has been married to Jimmie Harrison for 31 years and they have one son.
Her favorite scripture is Nahum 1:7
“The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.”

with Special Guest Mary Shores, Author,
Conscious Communications

 

Mary Shore is offering a free download for the Conscious Communications Guidebook, a companion course for Conscious Communications, packed with over 35 pages of exercises to make Mary’s teachings even more real. Here’s the link for listeners: 

http://maryshores.com/ companion


Episode Topic and Description

Episode Topic:  "Conscious Communications"

In this episode Maura will  have a Conscious Conversation with Hay House Award Winning author Mary Shores. We'll   talk about, WORDS! How words are used, the intentions attached to what you say, and how you can shape and shift what comes next based on your conversations. Plus we'll have a special giveaway for listeners...so Tune in,Lean in & Listen up!
Meet Mary:   Mary Shores is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Mary Shores teaches individuals and businesses to fearlessly create their own realities by using scientific methods and practical personal development. Mary Shores is the award-winning author of Conscious Communications, a groundbreaking personal development book published by Hay House and endorsed by New York Times bestselling authors. Released in August 2017, Conscious Communications draws on Mary’s over ten years of personal development experience and knowledge to create easy-to-follow, step-by-step practices that can transform each area of your life. Mary also enjoys creating workbooks and courses for individuals who want to live a life in alignment.

with Special Guest Michelle Collins, Author, Speaker, Mentor & Founder, The Persona Program

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  "Spirit Check (some things gotta go)"

In this episode listeners will learn about Mastering the emotions. How to do a spirit check on jealousy, intimidation, anger, fear and so much more. Michelle has written a practical guide to identifying the things, habits and character flaws that hold us back from our best.
Meet Michelle:  

Michelle Collins is a dynamic Speaker, Mentor and Author. Her quest is for entrepreneurs of faith, believers and leaders to stay connected spiritually while they are building their brand, ministries and their lives.  She uses each platform to share spiritual insights for practical living.

She  is Founder & Program Director of The Persona Program where she prepares this generation of girls, 7-18 years old, for positive presentation through a mission to build Confidence, develop Character and promote proper Conduct. As a mother of three, she motivates moms raising daughters to Be Whole + Parent Well. Her WORKbook a journal style stimulus, “30 Ways in 30 Days to Be That Mom”, encourages moms to thrive outside of their own personal setbacks or unpleasant experiences and to essentially strive to #BeThatMom. The daily application of these sound parenting practices, provide nourishment of the soul for both mother and daughter.

Michelle is author of the book "Spirit Check - Practical Solutions for Emotional Mastery" a timely antidote that encourages an assessment of how five common emotions + character flaws derail spiritual success and personal growth.  
 
A FIDM alum, with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, a former Image Consultant and having vast experience in both the fashion and beauty industries as an Event Producer, Education Manager and College Representative, all set the platform to implement powerful programs, develop curriculum and host celebrated events for girls and women, that provide tools and resources needed, to personify their beauty within and tap into their personal and purposeful God-given potential.  A wife of 17 years, she resides in Southern California with her family.

with Special Guest Talayah Stovall, Author, Certified Life Coach, Trainer & Speaker

Episode Title and Description

Episode Title:  Got Passion? Find Purpose

In this episode Maura and Talayah give listeners an opportunity to eavesdrop on the secrets to success. Taking your passions in life and parlaying them into purpose. Talayah will share examples, resources and simpistic concepts on how you can crack the code and learn some of the Secrets to ignite your dreams.

Meet Talayah:  

Talayah G. Stovall, President of TGrace, is an author, speaker, corporate trainer, and certified life purpose coach. Her mission is to empower people to use their passion to live in their purpose. Through her keynotes, workshops, coaching and EmPOWERed to… newsletter, Talayah inspires people to utilize their God-given abilities to achieve their personal and professional goals and increase their life satisfaction.

Talayah brings a wealth of training and life experience into her work. She has experienced career and life transitions herself and has learned the power of reinvention. With an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing, she spent over 16 years in the banking industry before leaving to follow her true passion. In addition to being an entrepreneur, she is currently an adjunct instructor at Columbia College in Chicago, where she teaches communication classes.

Talayah’s lifelong passion for writing and speaking led her to complete her books, Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Everyday Living and Crossing the Threshold: Opening Your Door to Successful Relationships. She also has an eBook: 150 Important Questions You Should Ask Before You Say “I Do.” and two motivational audio CDs, P.U.M.P. It Up! and 7 Secrets to Ignite Your Dreams.

Her signature programs include the 5 Weeks to Personal Breakthrough group coaching program, the Pen Your Purpose workshop and the Vision Board Workshop.

Talayah is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association. She is on the Board of the Chicago Youth Centers - Rebecca Crown Center, and a member of the Trustee Board of the Vernon Park Church of God.

Talayah was recognized in “Who’s Who in Academia, Emerald Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, has appeared in Ebony Magazine and has twice been recognized in “Outstanding Young Women of America.” She is a native and current resident of Chicago, Illinois. To learn more visit www.talayahstovall.com.

with Special Guest Dr. Damita Johnson

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Episode Title:  Success and Balance are not dirty words (singleness, marriage, business and purpose)

In this episode on OMG we'll have a candid conversation with Dr. Damita Johnson. If there's one woman I know who add humor, candor and vocal infelction to whatever she's speaking about, this is her! She's a business woman, a wife and has been in ministry full time for over of 17 years. Find out how to balance your life AND have lasting success in whatever state you find yourself in.

Meet Dr. Damita Johnson:

Dr. Damita Johnson is a licensed and ordained minister and the Vice President of God’s Power Community. Along with her husband, Apostle/Dr. Gene Johnson, they have been in full time ministry for over 17 years. She is the founder of the Women’s Success Empowerment Network and the Women In Ministry Success Empowerment Network. These Networks are under the umbrella of God’s Power Community. God’s Power Community is an organization for Churches, ministries, Christian business owners, and Christians whose sole purpose is to cause them to experience “real success” through a repositioning process of Kingdom reconditioning. 

Dr. Damita is a published author in the best seller “Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul,” ebook entitled “Girl, Don’t be a Fool in your Single State, and the recently released “Girl Don’t be a Fool in Your Married State.”

Podcast episode with the Film Cast of STEM The Movement the TV Blake, Erin Sands & Maura Gale

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Episode Title :  STEM the Movement Film Release

Description:  

In this episode of OMG we'll have a conversation with the ladies of STEM the Movement (Erin Sands, TV Blake and Maura Gale). We’ll find out how the talents and skills they each possess, the trials and triumphs how each overcame were parlayed into purpose. Becoming producers wasn’t easy for these ladies but it is a satisfying and rewarding place to be.

This is your opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation with 3 ladies who put their stories on paper, performed and left it all on stage and now have produced a film and started a movement in hopes of reminding others – YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Tune in to hear how every drop of your life can be used to water someone else’s garden…if you give it space to splash on others!

To learn more view the video below and/or visit www.stemthemovement.org

STEM The Movement – THE FILM

STEM tells the story of three women's courageous journey from tragedy to triumph. It blends the past with the present featuring true-life stories of faith, in the midst of adversity and victory against all odds. Stem uses comedy and drama to tackle issues that are rarely given a voice such as infertility, caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s, the pain of divorce and aging. The testimonies in Stem are raw and transparent, offering viewers a soul-level connection and the inspiration to not only persevere but to overcome. In this fast paced world of shallow, quick fix remedies, Stem goes deep to the root of our pain and reminds us that we are not alone. Yes, STEM is a docu-dramedy, but more than that, Stem is a movement that provides a safe place of healing and a sanctuary of shared truth. 


Meet the Cast:

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Erin Sands is an author, actress, activist, writer and producer. She is the author of The Dunes a faith-based book for personal growth and the creator of The Relevant Post an online thought leaders forum featuring blogs and panel discussions on emerging political and social issues. A self-proclaimed Soul Warrior, Erin is the creator of two online courses entitled: The Awakening Plan and Boot camp for the Soul. Both programs equip people with the tools they need to live a fearless, fulfilling life abundant in health and wellness. Join her on the journey at: www.erinsands.com
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Louisiana native, TV Blake, started her career in the industry armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and vast work experience with Fortune 500 companies. TV’s artistic teeth were cut on the Chicago theatre scene while also working as an Engineer. She was cast in more 20+ stage plays including ETA Creative Arts, Latino Chicago and The Black Ensemble. TV ended her stay in Chicago with a highly successful and critically acclaimed performance during the 20th anniversary of the play, “Colored Girls”, performed at the famous Steppenwolf Theatre. In addition to landing numerous television commercials, TV’s first major supporting role was in Lifetime TVs “Jackie’s Back”, directed by Robert Townsend. She has also worked as a writer/ assistant for David E. Talbert and assistant for producer Reuben Cannon.

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Maura Gale a Chicago native, graduated with a BA in Theatrical Broadcasting from SIUC. She worked for CNN/HLN, starred in numerous short and industrial films is a sought out VO talent, actress, and speaker. Maura anchored a magazine format TV show for 5 years, co-starred in City of Angels, NYPD Blue, Ally McBeal, Strong Medicine and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” produced by Oprah Winfrey. Maura’s voice is heard on commercials, video games and on air weekly as the hosts of OMG Oh! Maura Gale Radio show for Up2MeRadio.

She’s authored 2 books, produced 2 CD’s, is an associate producer of Soul Mate film and a keynote speaker/performer for churches, schools and organizations around the world. Catch the latest at MauraGale.com

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Podcast episode with Special Guest Ryeal Simms Ph.D with "Keeping it Real - 5 ways to know if he's really into you" 

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Episode Title: "Keeping it Real - 5 ways to know if he's really into you"

Back by popular demand is special guest Ryeal Simms Ph.D., the relationship expert.  Ryeal is going to discuss some of the words and actions that are signs and clues that he's really into you!

Relationship Scientist Ryeal Simms is a cognitive neuropsychologist, behaviorist, motivational speaker and the leading authority on the neuroscience of relationships worldwide.

A licensed and certified relationship coach, Counselor/Marriage facilitator, body language expert with the Relationship Coaching Institute and the Prepare/Enrich Program, Ryeal’s passion is analyzing the neuroscience of love by dissecting why we do what we do from an eco-bio-psycho-social-spiritual point of view.  

 

Podcast Episode Part II "Keep Getting Up" with Special Guest DeEtta West, Evangelist, Author, Actor, Singer & Motivational Speaker 

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Episode Title :  "Keep Getting Up!" - Part II

In this Episode Maura and DeEtta continue the conversation on how the storms and situations of life can knock you down but if your outlook is UP, there's one direction you can go! Follow His lead, He knows where your going. "He knows where He's taking you". 

Podcast Episode Part I - "Get Up" with Special Guest DeEtta West, Evangelist, Author, Singer, Actor and Motivational Speaker- Part I

Guest DeEtta West

Episode Title " Get Up" - Part 1

In this Episode Maura and DeEtta discuss how the storms and situations of life can knock you down but if your outlook is UP, there's one direction you can go! Follow His lead, He knows where your going. "He knows where He's taking you".


DeEtta is a, Evangelist, Author, Singer, Actor, Workshop Facilitator, Conference and Motivational Speaker. She travels throughout the country touching lives as she challenges and motivates the hearer to “Get Up!” (which is the title of her book) and move forward, towards their place of purpose. She delivers a message of hope. Her compassion is found in her commitment to speak life into the hearts of the wounded and broken vessels that God assigns to her. DeEtta’s desire is to help people get past their hurts so that they can fulfill the God-given calling on their life.

 

with returning Special Guest and new Co-Host of the "Keeping it Real" Relationship Series, Ryeal Simms, Ph.D, Neuropsychologist & Relationship Expert

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Episode Title:   Special: New Seried "Keeping it Real" Relationship Chat on WHY "Women should stop being faithful to their boyfriends"

Co- Host Dr. Ryeal Simms, Neuropsychologist and Relationship Expert returns for the first of what Maura is calling montly "Relationship Chats" and this kickoff topic is sure to enlighten, excite and explain WHY "Women should stop being faithful to their boyfriends."

Relationship Scientist Ryeal Simms is a cognitive neuropsychologist, behaviorist, motivational speaker and the leading authority on the neuroscience of relationships worldwide.

A licensed and certified relationship coach, Counselor/Marriage facilitator, body language expert with the Relationship Coaching Institute and the Prepare/Enrich Program, Ryeal’s passion is analyzing the neuroscience of love by dissecting why we do what we do from an eco-bio-psycho-social-spiritual point of view.  

with Yahrah St. John, International Best-Selling Author of 25 books with Harlequin

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Episode Title:  " Balancing Relationships and Business"

In this Episode:  Maura and Yahrah discuss balancing relationships and business, can be a challenge. Stop the roller coaster of relationships. Tune in to find out what the author of 25 international romance novels has to say about making relationships last longer and stronger. She'll also share tips on how to find your soul mate and build strong connections.

We'll even find out the scoop on her new release "Miami After hours (Millionaire Mogul)"
Meet Yahrah St. John:
Yahrah St. John earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Northwestern University. As a bestselling contemporary romance author at Harlequin, one of the world’s largest publishing houses, she has written for the Kimani Romance line since 2004. Her books are sold in both print and online editions.  The Chicago native is a newlywed currently residing in central Florida with her husband. She is a prominently recognized member of Romance Writers of America and has been lauded for her literary contributions across the globe. St. John’s accolades at Harlequin include being the recipient of Romantic Times Book Reviews 2013 Reviewer’s Choice Award and Best Kimani Romance for her book, A Chance With You.  St. John is available for media interviews, book club presentations, speaking engagements, and book signings. Visit her website at http://yahrahstjohn.com. For the latest updates on Yahrah St. John, follow her @YahrahStJohn on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  

with Special Guest Stacey Evans Morgan, Writer, Producer & Author

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Episode Title:  Are You a "Good Thing"?

In this episode Maura and Sheila discuss highlights from her newly released Novel
 "A Good Thing." published by Brown Girl Books.
Love is Patient...Love is Kind...When love finds you, it's A GOOD THING. 
The discuss how this "baby" was conceived, why she selected the topic around LOVE and of course we'll get the industry scoop from a veteran!
Meet Sheila Evans Morgan, Writer, Producer & Author
Over twenty-five years as an entertainment industry veteran, Stacey Evans Morgan is a television writer and producer with credits on scripted series such as Love That Girl, The Parkers, One on One, Jamie Foxx Show and live programs such as The NAACP Image Awards, The Gracie Awards and DNC Live 2016. 

with Ryeal Simms, Ph.D., Relationship Expert

Topic:  Why saying "I don't need a man" can kill you

In this Episode Maura and special guest Ryeal Simms Ph.D., the relationship expert discuss how just quoting "I don't need a man" can literally kill you? This is just the beginning of what we believe will be an open door to discovering healthy whole relationships.  Is it the power of confession, sabotaging success or something much deeper? Real talk and truths under one banner ~  Tune in, lean in and listen up!

Relationship Scientist Ryeal Simms is a cognitive neuropsychologist, behaviorist, motivational speaker and the leading authority on the neuroscience of relationships worldwide.

A licensed and certified relationship coach, Counselor/Marriage facilitator, body language expert with the Relationship Coaching Institute and the Prepare/Enrich Program, Ryeal’s passion is analyzing the neuroscience of love by dissecting why we do what we do from an eco-bio-psycho-social-spiritual point of view.  

Podcast Episode with Special Guest Tracie Dean Ponder

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Episode Title:   "The Entrepreneur's Journey" Entertainment, Education & Diversity

In this episode :

What do YOU have to give, offer or share with others? Do you have a dream of waking up everyday with purpose and passion? We know that entrepreneurs fill a need, offer services and solutions or satisfy interests.   This week on OMG we'll have a conversation about how every job, field of interest, talent, and instinct you possess, can be parlayed into purpose. Being a BOSS may not be easy but it truly is, satisfying and rewarding.  This is your opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation with someone who goes full throttle everyday single day, not only making her dreams come true, but empowering others to do the same!  Tracie Dean Ponder utilizes her wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, her vast understanding of diversity and her passion for education to empower others.
Meet Tracie:
Tracie Dean Ponder is youngest of 11 children born and raised in the inner city of Chicago, Illinois. Her mother was an uncompromising advocate for education. It’s her passion that has ignited the spark that set Tracie on her path. With an ardent commitment for educating and empowering emerging talent she founded B~STEM Project and B~STEM Project Foundation (B~STEM). The organization’s primary goal is to create opportunities for young girls and women to engage, learn and grow around business and STEM disciplines across industries. 

with Special Guest Rhavynn Drummer- 

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Episode Title  Casting with character!  How "Good Girls" can win in the industry and, in life!

In this episode Maura Gale will have a conversation with veteran casting director Rhavynn Drummer! She'll share what it's like to cast some of the popular Tv shows we tune into weekly as well as give some tips on how to stay effective in your craft. Plus, we'll find out what prompted her to create the digital series "Good Girls." 

Meet Rhavynn:

Rhavynn Drummer is an Atlanta based Casting Director who has always had a love for actors and great performances. She began her career in casting at Tyler Perry Studios. While working at the studio she has participated in the casting of thirteen feature films, six television series, and seven theatrical productions. . She has had the privilege of working on projects like “The Family that Preys,” “Why did I Get Married Too?” “The Marriage Counselor” and the most recent television series’ “The Haves and The Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong” currently on the Oprah Winfrey Network. 

with Special Guest Marcia Wright-Tillman

Podcast Episode with Special Guest Angela N. Boyce "The Mirror of Reality" 

with Special Guest Reyna Joy Banks "Living HOLY in Hollywood (The Call Comes with a Loss in Gain)"

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More About the Show

OMG Oh! Maura Gale Show is a lifestyle talk radio show with a interview show format. 

The show will highlight relationships between creatives and their craft, traditionalist and their trades as well as Ordinary people and their extraordinary journeys. MG gets to the GOoD!


Meet Host Maura Gale 

Maura Gale is an American Actress, Author, Speaker and Producer. As an actress you’ve seen and heard her on TV, in Films, Games and Books. She co-wrote, co-produced and co-stars in StemTheMovement a Docudramedy Film - Spring 2017! Her sophomore CD project entitled “MAURA” will drop Fall 2017. When this Entertainment Evangelist isn’t in the studio or on set, you’ll find her traveling around the world MauraVating men and woman as a Spiritual Midwife assisting others in the delivery process of visions, ideas and dreams! Find her on all social @MauraGale and via her website www.MauraGale.com