Miles Adcox has devoted his life to living into these three concepts: Empathy over action, love over agenda, and grace over advice. Publicly and privately, he is known as one of the most plugged-in people on human condition that there is today.
Today, Miles Adcox is a speaker, writer, and CEO/Owner of Onsite — an extended care center for emotional trauma & co-dependency that has been featured on 20/20, Good Morning America, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Miles is a communication, personal growth, and mental health consultant to the music and entertainment industry. He is a featured guest expert on The Dr. Phil Show, and has also been featured on The Doctors, A&E’s Intervention and has been interviewed on codependency, emotional wellness, and family dynamics on several national radio shows.
In this conversation, Branden and Miles deconstruct the journey toward living with self-awareness and empathy. And ultimately, how to find authentic, non-performance based, messy community that embraces all of you.
Anjali Pinto is a professional photographer, artist, and writer who met her husband, Jacob, when she was young. They fell in love and shared their beautiful story consistently on Instagram.
Jacob died suddenly at age 30 — out of the blue and with no warning. In her grief, Anjali didn’t turn inward. She turned to Instagram. Over the course of the past year and a half, those Instagram posts—one a day, every day—have become a kind of documentary project: a tribute to Jacob and an unfolding of Pinto’s grief. Anjali garnered the attention of more than 50,000 followers and eventually hosted an art show dedicated to memorializing the life of Jacob that made a profound impact on its viewers.
Currently, she lives in Chicago and shares a photo studio with creative and supportive women — having the privilege of photographing projects that fall somewhere in the categories of personal, editorial or commercial.
In this conversation, Branden and Anjali move deep inside her story of loss and grief — and ultimately, how publicly grieving has revealed the nuanced, complicated beauty of humanity.
The most recognized male figure-skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Olympic gold medal, an Emmy Award nomination, and induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Sarajevo and has since shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author. Scott then co-founded, co-produced and performed in Stars on Ice for 15 years before retiring from the tour in 2001. He further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.
After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming a survivor himself, Scott became an activist in retirement — and has been involved in charitable work and has authored three books. His most recent book, Finish First, is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre, revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence, and go for the win.
In this conversation, Branden and Scott dive deep into the truth that adversity and perseverance can shape you for good — discovering that both can give you a value and a self-esteem that is priceless.
Tiffany Mitchell’s life circumstances have opened her up to this important truth: The act of creating is like pulling something from your core – bypassing everything that is covering up your true self. Her painful and beautiful story has taught her that when you admit what you’re curious about creating with other people, you’re allowing something good to come alive inside of you.
Tiffany is a photographer, writer, visual storyteller and advocate for the power of vulnerability. She started her now well-known Instagram account at a season of her life where she struggled with depression and anxiety — living with chronic pain that confined her to her house for 2 weeks out of every month between the ages of 19-27. She reached her rock bottom when a divorce, miscarriage, and death of a loved one left her feeling like she’d lost herself entirely. During this time, she had put down a lot of the things that used to give her joy. It wasn’t until she started slowly creating again that she found her voice as well as her own inner-healing.
Today, she’s fostered a massive social media following while using her platform to share the deepest parts of herself with intention — motivating people to uncover their own creative hearts. This passion of hers has taken her all over the globe — and it’s given a lot of people the hope to begin again.
In this conversation, Branden and Tiffany discuss the fears that are attached to our inevitable pain — and how her life changed when she began to see creating things as an act of radical healing.
Justin Zoradi’s important work began the day he decided to no longer deny opportunities to others that he demanded for himself. This realization was sparked while working in South Africa in 2006, where he met several bright students who wanted to go to college but couldn't afford it.
Today, Justin Zoradi is an award winning social entrepreneur, the author of the book Made for These Times, and the founder of These Numbers Have Faces, an international education nonprofit helping African youth attend college and transform their countries forever. Truth be told, this social enterprise started during the recession in 2008, with zero business skills from the couch of Justin’s apartment. The rest is history.
Justin holds an MA in International Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and a BA in Communication Studies from Westmont College. His past work includes Doing Work That Matters, as well as his upcoming book, Made for These Times: A Start-Up Guide to Calling, Character, and Work That Matters available for pre-order.
In this conversation, Branden and Justin dive deep into a story of empowerment, responsibility and clarity as a compassionate leader trying to make a difference in the world.
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