Motivational Millennial | Passion | Dreams | Overcome Challenges | Purpose | Fulfillment | Motivation

The Motivational Millennial Podcast co-hosts, Ivy LaClair and Blake Brandes, speak with leaders, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, altruists and other Millennials living life with a sense of purpose and achieving their dreams. We explore the discovery of their passions, the beauty in the pursuit of their dreams, and how they overcome challenges on their paths.
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May 30, 2017

Welcome to the Season 1 Finale! Today we’re talking about how we’ve grown in the podcast, our lives, and our businesses---all around the theme of vulnerability. Let’s explore the topic together!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Recurrent themes for our guests and for us: vulnerability and authenticity
  • Why vulnerability does NOT equal weakness
  • What vulnerability really is and how it shows up for us
  • The irony of our goal for the podcast (sharing with people the human stories and journeys of phenomenal millennials who have had struggles) and how it’s helped us in the process
  • If you feel scared and “not big enough” . . .
  • Why a “to-do” list can be overwhelming
  • The vulnerability around trusting yourself and listening to your intuition
  • Moving forward from a grounded place and in alignment with your values
  • “Your business success is a function of how many uncomfortable conversations you have.” –Tim Ferris
  • Being supported, strong, and focused
  • Why it shows vulnerability to care about something
  • A look ahead to Season 2 in the fall

Resources: (Find our newsletter, a free gift, and our e-guide, Motivating Your Millennial Mind)

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May 23, 2017

After a life-threatening hospitalization in 2011 from an unforeseen development of Type I Diabetes, Latisha Di Venuto decided that life was too short to not live for her true passions: The Arts and humanities.  Since taking classes, pursuing auditions and doing stand-up shows, Latisha has become a professional actor with appearances on HBO’s Girls, Orange is the New Black, and Street Behavior.  In addition to acting, she loves music, dancing like nobody is watching, and doing marathons... of TV shows.


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May 16, 2017

Do you ever feel like you aren't where you are supposed to be in life? Do you feel like the world has left you behind? It's during these times that we need faith the most. Listen to hear how career coach Evangelia Leclaire is navigating a season of faith while balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship.


Evangelia is an expert career coach at The Muse, and the Founder of Career Ready Set Rock, an independent consultancy for millennial women, moms and moms-to-be who want to make more moves, money, and meaning in their lives and careers.


Evangelia has gone from a Fortune 100 company career to a start-up called Dream Careers that she helped grow globally. There she helped young people discover and pursue their career dreams.


Although Evangelia is a career strategist who swears by strengths assessments and action plans, at heart, she believes that the greatest life blessings and lessons come from being present, surrendering and having faith.



What you'll hear in this episode:


  • What Evangelia is up to right now
  • How Evangelia’s career identity shifted since becoming a mother
  • What it means to Evangelia to be authentic 
  • Helpful tips to guide people in their journey of self-discovery 
  • One of Evangelia’s greatest accomplishments
  • The biggest challenge Evangelia has faced
  • What it's like to be in a "season of faith"
  • How Evangelia balances motherhood with entrepreneurship
  • Learn the challenges that the millennial generation faces
  • How to support millennials 



The Success Principle by Jack Canfield 

Evangelia LeClaire

Motivational Millennial Free Gift 

Motivational Millennial  


May 9, 2017

Is there something that you loved as a child and never stopped loving? For Coyote Peterson, his love and connection to animals has never left him. In this episode, we are interviewing Coyote about his how his passion and the support of his team have led him to success. Tune in to listen to the incredible stories that have shaped his journey.


Coyote is an avid adventurer and animal expert who hosts the Brave Wilderness Channel and the Emmy Award-winning show, Breaking Trail.


Since childhood, animals have played a huge role in his life. Each one of them, from the bizarre to the deadly, have led him on countless pursuits to understand their true nature and develop an appreciation for the incredible habitats they call home.


His goal is to make animal conservation and education entertaining for the next wave of explorers and to further promote compassion and welfare for the natural world through the curiosity it provokes.

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May 2, 2017

Do you feel like since you been doing something for so long that you can’t do something new? Feel like you can’t transition into a new vocation? You can achieve anything. You just need to know what you want to achieve and go after it. 

Lee Norris has been an actor for 26 years. He was on the television shows One Tree Hill, Boy Meets World, and the Torklesons and some movies: the Zodiac and Blood Done Sign my Name. Lee is currently transitioning into the business side of the movie world. After 26 years of acting, he is taking the connections and experiences and using them in a new way.

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