Passion Accomplished

Alberto Sardinas

Where corporate employees turn from experts to thought leaders, to Increase market value, get more offers, more money and eventually open their own businesses. Are you a successful corporate executive with years in your field, but feel like you need a change? Alberto Sardiñas is ready to help you go from expert to thought leader, which means becoming an authority in your field by sharing your knowledge with the world. This will increase your market value, get you more job offers, more money and eventually the opportunity to create your own business. Alberto is a Miami-based TV and radio personality, family man and digital entrepreneur. He has built his platform in parallel with his corporate career of 15+ years. He has interviewed thousands of guests throughout his career and, by asking the right questions, he allows them to open up and narrate how they made their boldest decisions in their careers. With both a Communications degree and an MBA, together with a social media following of 2.7 million fans, people all over the world look to Alberto to share and hear amazing conversations that empower them to achieve their dreams.

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This week's episode 👉:⁣ ⁣ Donna Griffit is a Corporate Storyteller who boosts startups, works with Fortune 500 companies, and rubs elbows with investors. She's done this for 17 years and over 30 countries! But I see your raised eyebrow there - If she is all about the corporate world, how can she help us become thought leaders?⁣ ⁣ There's something that you and startups have in common, and that is a raw story. Inside of you is a diamond in the rough, waiting to be discovered and told. You're in for a treat this week because Donna is going to give you tips on how to captivate your audience by turning your hidden stories into compelling ones!⁣ ⁣ Key points discussed⁣ ⁣ Intro (00:00)⁣ Quick takeaways (01:40)⁣ How Donna already sees your potential (04:15)⁣ Tap into the inside (07:18)⁣ Start with the problem (12:51)⁣ Indicators that you have a market (17:05)⁣ Fear is a good sign (20:27)⁣ Four-part basics in story-telling (23:25)⁣ The polisher of diamonds (26:46)⁣ Bottom line (28:31)⁣ ⁣ Additional resources⁣ ⁣ Follow Donna: ⁣ ⁣ Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉⁣ ⁣ Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:⁣ ⁣ #AlbertoSardinas #PassionAccomplished #BecomeAThoughtLeader #DonnaGriffit⁣

Nov 2

33 min 17 sec

This week’s episode 👉: Some people fear the thought of being an entrepreneur. We daydream of being our own boss and running our own business, but we just can’t let go of our jobs still. Leslie Zann, the author of “Outrageous Achievements” that became #1 NY Times Bestseller in 20 hours, is going to tell us something mind-blowing! Hear this out: there’s nothing wrong with your skillset, but the problem is in your mindset! Leslie shares with us the psychology behind the real reason people are afraid to sell and be entrepreneurs. For every Passion Accomplisher out there who wants to sell their expertise to the next level effectively, you have to tune in on this one! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Selling vs. fearing (03:01) Get rid of your limitations (07:36) The two types of core values (12:18) Leverage your job for thought leadership (18:02) Work harder on yourself (23:12) Be broken, but not beaten (25:14) Get Leslie’s best-selling book (29:21) Connect with Leslie (34:11) Additional resources Follow Leslie: web: IG: leslie-zann FB: lesliezannconsulting Get her #1 NY Times Bestseller book, Outrageous Achievement here. Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:

Oct 26

37 min 22 sec

This week’s episode 👉: Have you ever thought of quitting your job? Do you want to transition yourself from the corporate world to self-employment? So many people are enticed by the idea of having the liberty to control their time and their lifestyles. But we all know that jumping into self-employment is never a light decision to make. The market is huge and your passion is real - but how do you know for sure that self-employment is right for you? Before you finally decide on quitting your job, I urge you to take a moment and pause. Take a look at this checklist from Jeffrey Shaw, author of “The Self-Employed Life” and "Lingo." Jeffrey has immersed himself in the self-employment scene and is the best guy to ask about it! Find out if you’re about to pick the right path, Passion Accomplishers! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Why listen to Jeffrey Shaw (02:32) Is self-employment for you? (05:34) Meaning or marketability? (10:14) The self-employment ecosystem (14:33) Hug Marketing (20:16) The power of daily habits (26:45) Coaching with Jeffrey (31:42) How Jeffrey want people to remember him (37:15) Follow Jeffrey (38:06) Additional resources Follow Jeffrey Shaw: Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:

Oct 19

40 min 29 sec

This week’s episode 👉:⁣ ⁣ “Time management is a mistake” - this is a statement that sounds strange and even polarizing to most people. It becomes twice as surprising to hear from someone already high up on the corporate ladder - Ferose V.R.⁣ ⁣ In this episode, Ferose V.R. talks about how time management is a big misconception. He teaches a brand new perception of success that could boost your way to thought leadership. Find out what you might be doing wrong by tuning in!⁣ ⁣ Key points discussed⁣ ⁣ Intro (00:00)⁣ Getting to know Ferose V.R. (03:12)⁣ Time management is a mistake (05:38)⁣ Getting rid of negativity (07:55)⁣ Connect and get out of the way (12:48)⁣ Giving with pure intentions (17:45)⁣ Lose your ego (20:25)⁣ Learning enough (24:08)⁣ Everyone is good at something (26:37)⁣ The invisible majority (28:42)⁣ ⁣ Additional resources⁣ ⁣ Follow Ferose V.R.:⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉⁣ ⁣ Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:⁣

Oct 12

32 min 38 sec

This week’s episode 👉: If you want to become a thought leader in the future, start with defining your identity statement. It doesn’t have to be lengthy or special, it only has to be real and aligned to who you truly want to become. Let me share with you four steps to creating your identity statement! With these easy steps, you can have the clarity and consistency you need to become a successful thought leader. Key points discussed Intro (00:00) What is your next step? (01:10) Your identity statement (03:20) Imagine your future self (06:05) Bottom line (11:09) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:

Oct 5

14 min 3 sec

This week’s episode 👉: If you have ever spoken to strangers by ordering food at a restaurant, paying for groceries, or doing transactions at the bank - then it means you actually have more confidence in there than you only think. What if I told you that you do not have stage fright, but you’re afraid of stage judgment? Tyler Foley, best-selling author of “The Power of Speaking Naked,” is here to join us for a special episode about conquering our fears in public speaking. Learn how to extract the most significant parts of your story and put it out there in a way that will effectively resonate with your audience! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) 3 ways to quick wins (02:36) Getting to know Tyler Foley (04:34) Significant VS Interesting (10:45) Don’t entertain - compel (14:09) Kicking out stage fright (19:11) Soul-searching (23:08) Humor: To mix or not to mix? (30:14) The power to speak naked (34:09) Bottom line (38:05) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Be notified when we have a new episode by joining our Passion Accomplished Journal here:

Sep 28

43 min 42 sec

👉 Learn more at:⁣ ⁣ Just when you have decided to start your path to being a thought leader, there is one person whose response can either boost your way up or ruin everything and discourage you - your boss.⁣ ⁣ One of my listeners sent me a question that caught my eye - Johnny from Chicago has a twenty-year career as a financial advisor and portfolio manager. Fueled by the content he’s been hearing from Passion Accomplished, his desire to put himself out there has grown stronger, but his plans keep being thwarted by company rules and regulations.⁣ ⁣ Join me in this episode as I talk about important tips you can follow to start putting yourself out there without having to hide it from your entire department!⁣ ⁣ Key points discussed⁣ ⁣ Intro (00:00)⁣ Stop the excuses (02:05)⁣ Tips on putting yourself out (05:57)⁣ Getting connected to the right people (11:42)⁣ Follow me (14:05)⁣ ⁣ Additional resources⁣ ⁣ Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉⁣ ⁣

Sep 21

15 min 50 sec

👉 Learn more at: Happiness as a goal is not a new idea. But how come so many people still struggle to find joy in their lives, especially in their workplace? No one chooses to be unhappy, but what if your current circumstances keep you from ever being happy - such as a terror boss, a toxic workplace, or a job you simply hate doing? Join us in this episode with Mike Duffy, the CEO of Happiness Wealth Management. Unlike most one-sided mindsets about money or happiness, Mike encourages us to be wealthy by being happy. You should never have to choose between wealth and happiness because you have the power to choose both! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Three key points to happiness (01:41) Mike Duffy and his happy mission (03:15) Happiness in the workplace (06:54) Happiness VS duty (11:50) Get an accountability partner (14:00) The hall of happiness (19:56) Love, incredible joy, and happiness (23:15) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Follow Mike and his team here 👉  Meet Our Wealth Management Team | Happiness Wealth ( Get Mike’s book here 👉 The Happiness Book: A Positive Guide To Happiness!: Duffy, Mike: 9780692815519: Books

Sep 14

26 min 32 sec

Negotiating sounds like a very difficult thing to do, especially when you link it with kidnapping and hostaging. But how can this skill help you in your career or in any arena of your life? Chris Voss, world-renowned negotiating expert and author of “Never Split The Difference,” tells us that negotiations are relevant to your career and imperative in your life.    You’re in for a treat because this podcast is filled with Chris’ remarkable insights on how negotiations can turn your story and career around. Quick warning: After tuning in to this episode, your negotiation skills will start turning and they will be turning fast!   Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Clarity is key (05:44) Stop negotiating for money (07:29) Negotiate for opportunities outside (09:20) Getting to know Chris Voss (11:22) Quit yourself to happiness (15:01) Fighting fear and managing yourself (18”05) Learning the process (23:13) Never split the difference (25:50) Start by listening (32:22) The power of silence (36:56) The late-night DJ FM voice (38:09) The Brooklyn Bank Robbery (40:30) Connect with Chris (44:02) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Follow Chris Voss 👉 Chris Voss - Black Swan ( Get Chris' book - Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It eBook : Voss, Chris, Raz, Tahl: Kindle Store

Sep 7

47 min 52 sec

👉 Learn more at: A lifetime doesn’t need a pandemic to experience rock bottom. Just as there are times of joy and success for you, there are also dark days that drag you down deeper than you think you can only bear. Everybody’s journey goes downhill at some point, but you were never meant to stay at the bottom. This is where faith is crucial - it makes the journey bearable and possible to cross. It can turn troubles into opportunities and disappointments into blessings. But how exactly does this apply to the corporate world? Join me and Kimberly S. Reed as we talk about how faith can turn your career into the next level! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Search for the significance in the challenges (02:16) Faith has two directions (03:14) The power of visualization (05:31) Getting to know Kimberly Reed (08:50) Faith in times of trouble (12:34) Kimberly’s secret steps to courage (14:30) Faith and business (18:58) Turn your problems into blessings (22:40) Kim’s book and the ten discouragement eliminators (24:40) Additional resources: Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉  Follow Kimberly here: Get Kimberly's book today: Optimists Always Win!: Moving from Defeat to Life's C-Suite: Reed MEd CDP, Kimberly S.: 9780757321054: Books

Aug 31

29 min 4 sec

For people who don’t like their jobs, leaving might feel like the most natural thing to do. But for people like Alex Sanfilippo who absolutely loved working for the same company for 15 years, saying goodbye was not very easy. Lucky for him, he was able to realize first that the future he desired also relied on everything about his current job!  Join me and Alex as we talk about his courageous journey on taking a new direction. Instead of standing on ground zero, Alex was able to launch his own business using all his accumulated knowledge and strategies from his past company. Listen and get inspired by his story so you can value what you already know and leverage it for yourself in the future, just like Alex! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Getting to know Alex Sanfilippo (05:24) Transitioning from ideas to intentions (08:54) The role of self-discipline (14:01) The bigger role of courage (18:28) Action-packed podcasts (27:06) True fulfillment over monetary desires (31:05) Follow Alex! (32:04) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉 Listen to Alex Sanfilippo’s podcast  👉 

Aug 24

34 min 58 sec

Where do you stand in the middle of an entire generation that’s driven by career growth, life goals, and sky-high expectations? The world has projected the picture of success as a person who has built an empire, traveled the world, and conquered every single obstacle. Because of this, we start to compare and lose interest in the things that we already have. We disregard and underestimate what we’re already experts at because the achievements of others always seem to outshine yours. But getting that dream life is not easy to follow, as it would entail a job resignation and months or years of financial uncertainty. What if you can keep your job, stay happy with it, and become a thought leader at the same time? Join us as we start this season with three empowering missions for you! Key points discussed Intro (00:00) Are you in the rat race? (01:05) The expert within (04:06) Opportunities in your reality (06:09) The 3 main missions of Passion Accomplished Podcast (07:33) Acknowledge your expertise (09:17) Additional resources Become a thought leader without quitting your job 👉

Aug 17

12 min 21 sec

After 15 years in the corporate world, our guest woke up one day feeling unfulfilled, stuck, frustrated and even guilty about her own situation. This realization came up only four months into what she had considered to be her “dream job.” She then began to meet entrepreneurs and worked in understanding their main struggle: generating sales. With her long experience in the area, she developed a solution addressing the needs of female entrepreneurs, and made the transition from being a full-time employee to a full-time business owner. She’s now a trainer and a coach who is helping entrepreneurs build their own multi-million-dollar sales organizations. This is my conversation with Ryann Dowdy. Ryann is a sales coach for female entrepreneurs. She brings her years of corporate sales leadership to coaching women in business on how to ask for what they're worth, develop pricing and packaging, and approach each sales conversation with confidence. She offers free training on sales, sales process, discovery calls, handling objections, closing, and networking. Ryann works hand in hand with female entrepreneurs to help them overcome their negative mindset around sales to bring on more clients, help more people, and make more money. These are some of the highlights of my conversation with Ryann: - How she progressively transitioned from her full-time job to starting her own business. - Why it’s important to take our time, communicate with people, make mistakes and learn while starting our own business. - Why we shouldn’t be concerned too much about the “imposter syndrome.” You can connect with Ryann here: Website:  Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  Youtube:  Linked In:  Uncensored Sales Podcast with Ryann Dowdy:  The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

May 3

25 min 35 sec

What would be the top piece of advice from a serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has been involved in the development and transfer of hands of billion-dollar companies? Aside from being exceptionally successful, our guest has focused on an usually-overlooked aspect of business: the human talent. As a co-founder of several successful companies, including, Kayak and many others, our guest shared why he considers choosing the right people as the most important business strategy. This is my conversation with the one and only, Paul English. Paul is the Founder and CTO of, the easiest way for a business to manage their employee travel. Previously, Paul was CTO of KAYAK, a travel company he co-founded in 2004, took public in 2012, and sold to Priceline in 2013. Paul is also the founder of GetHuman, a service created to give consumers excellent customer service at any company. Paul grew up in Boston (as did his parents), his father was a pipefitter at Boston Gas Company, Paul’s first job was delivering the Boston Globe, and he went to Boston public schools until he studied music and computer science at UMASS Boston. Paul is the subject of Tracy Kidder’s book “A Truck Full of Money”, published by Random House in September 2016. You can connect with Paul here: Websites: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Apr 26

28 min 59 sec

Did you ever watch the movie Jerry Maguire? Our guest is the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg’s sports and entertainment Agency, the inspiration behind this movie. In his first week at the job, he was confronted with the responsibility of closing a $900-million deal, and he did it by following his boss’ top negotiating principles. However, he once also lost $100 million in a bankruptcy, which forced him to figure out what had made him successful in the first place. He shares with us how money can make us happy by “shopping” for the right things and how we can recover after facing major adversity. This is my conversation with best-selling author and host of the top entrepreneur podcast The Playbook, David Meltzer. David is also the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and his life mission is to empower over 1 billion people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. As part of that mission, for the past 20 years he’s been providing free weekly training to empower others to empower others to be happy. To purchase David’s best-selling book titled "Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Names in Sports" click here: You can connect with David here: Text Community: +1 (949) 298-2905 Register for his training: Email David directly to register for his training (or get his book): Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: LinkedIn: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Apr 12

31 min 53 sec

“We all are billionaires.” This is one of the many powerful concepts that our guest shared with us on this episode. Originally from New York, his family migrated to San Juan, Puerto Rico when he was little, where his father later abandoned their home. He also experienced other difficult situations such as being ran over by a car, which led him to see life in a very negative way. However, our guest decided that he didn’t want to be defined by those negative situations, and progressively transformed himself to later become an internationally renowned life coach, who has appeared in media all over the world and currently coaches entrepreneurs that own multi-million dollar businesses. He’s here to share with us why we must be grateful with our lives amidst all the struggles that we face, why we should never lose faith in ourselves and trust the process, and why he sees each one of us as a billionaire. This is my conversation with best-selling author, podcaster, star maker, and TV/Radio personality, Chris Lee. Lee has been a collaborator for top latin and US television and radio networks like NBC, ABC, FOX LATINO, Noticias Telemundo, Wapa America, Venevision and Univision. He has opened and runs successful seminar businesses in the US, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Puerto Rico. Lee had created a workshop for teens called Torch (Antorcha) that teaches the key to happiness and success all over the US, Asia and Latin America. He is the author of best sellers such as " Dile ‘Yes’ a la Vida!" And “Transform your life 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity " Chris Lee has been featured in top news and business publications, newspapers such as Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Miami Herald , El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora. He is currently featured as a contributor on Thrive Global by Ariana Huffington. You can also listen to Chris Lee on Lewis Howes’ School Of Greatness, where Chris’ 20 interviews have already gotten over 2 million downloads, making him the top speaker and most frequent guest on the podcast. To purchase Chris’ book titled "Transform Your Life: 10 Principles of Abundance and Prosperity" click here: You can connect with Chris here: Website: Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  Linked In:  The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on #PositiveStories #SuccessStories #Motivational

Apr 5

45 min 20 sec

Because of a stutter problem at a young age, our guest grew up being discriminated against and decided not to use his voice, resorting to communicating using the written word. This led him to develop a deep desire to achieve perfection, which later caused self-injury when he deemed himself to be imperfect. Later in life, he finally accepted his imperfections, and turned his life around. He is here to teach us how to find our own voice, by clarifying who we are, why we are in this world and where do we go from here. This is my amazing conversation with Kary Oberbrunner. Kary is the CEO of Igniting Souls. He is an author, coach, and speaker who helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they're here, and where they're going so they can become souls on fire, experience unhackability, and share their message with the world. In the past twenty years, he’s ignited over one million people with his content. To purchase any of Kary's books, please visit these links: Unhackable: The Elixir for Creating Flawless Ideas, Leveraging Superhuman Focus, and Achieving Optimal Human Performance -  Your Secret Name: An Uncommon Quest to Stop Pretending, Shed the Labels, and Discover Your True Identity -  Day Job to Dream Job: The Proven Plan to Break Free, Start Living, and Turn Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig -  Elixir Project -  You can connect with Kary here: Website:  Book Website:  Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  YouTube:  Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Mar 22

31 min 23 sec

Our award-winning, 7-figure-earning guest made a promise to his fallen soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice back when he was serving as an Armor Platoon Leader in Iraq. After spending 8 years in the Army, he struggled to find his path to happiness and fulfillment as a private citizen. He tried pursuing law, having a career in sales and joining a startup tech company, until he found the sweet spot, interviewing successful business people on a daily podcast. This prompted the start of his outstanding entrepreneurial success. This is my conversation with the host of the award winning podcast "Entrepreneurs on Fire", the one and only John Lee Dumas. John is the host of “Entrepreneurs on Fire”, where he interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who are truly “On Fire”. With over 2,500 episodes, 1 million + listens a month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started. To purchase John's book titled "The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment" click here: You can connect with John here: Website: Book Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Mar 15

18 min 12 sec

Are you ready to become the hero of your own story? Our guest became paralyzed after having a motocross accident. His dad had also become disabled and later took his own life. But none of these stopped him from turning his life around for the better. He’s a Paralympian and through very hard work he became a world champion. He’s also now an author and a speaker, and he shared with us how accepting our own responsibility can help us turn our lives around and become the hero of our own story. This is my amazing conversation with Kevin Rempel. He is a 2013 World Champion and 2014 Sochi Paralympic bronze medalist in sledge hockey who has an incredible story of overcoming a tremendous amount of adversity. Paralyzed after a motocross crash in 2006, Kevin had to face insurmountable odds while learning to walk again at the age of 23. Adding to this, Kevin had to deal with his father, Gerry, who also was living in a wheelchair. While deer hunting, Gerry fell from a tree leaving him a complete paraplegic one year from retirement. Unfortunately Gerry couldn’t deal with living with his circumstances and took his own life in July 2007. That following year, “Remps” as he likes to be called by his friends, found sledge hockey and set his sights on making Team Canada and playing in the Paralympics. Since then he has travelled the world, inspired thousands of people, and has been featured around the world in media such as CBC, TSN, and BBC Sport. Today, Kevin is focused on helping grow the sport of sledge hockey through his team building program, The Sledge Hockey Experience, and passionately taking the stage, either live or virtually, inspiring audiences with The Hero Mindset Keynote and coaching leaders using The Resilience Toolbox. To purchase Kevin’s book titled "Still Standing: When You Have Every Reason To Give Up, Keep Going" click here: You can connect with Kevin here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Mar 8

29 min 24 sec

Her life was marked by drug and alcohol abuse at the early age of 13. She also experienced the divorce of her parents and became a mother at the early age of 17. At another point in her life she caught her stepfather and her own sister having an affair. However, a moment of awakening led her into a life of faith, and it was the beginning of a totally different path. As part of her many life lessons, she shares in this episode why we must be careful when choosing the people that we surround ourselves with, and why faith can be a key element when trying to overcome most situations in life. This is my conversation with Christine Soule. Christine Soule lives with the love of her life, Mitch Soule, in Seattle. They have five kids and three wonderful grandchildren (and counting). She is the founder and CEO of Providence Heights, a nonprofit created to house women and children in need and to provide counseling, education, and jobs. To purchase Christine’s book titled "Broken and Beautiful: Let God Turn Your Mess into a Masterpiece" click here: You can connect with Christine here: Website: or Facebook: Instagram: Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Mar 1

28 min 46 sec

From having a well-paying job in the government and battling with his own quarter-life crisis, to embarking on a journey to pursue his dreams and surrounding himself with believers. Our guest is a millennial workplace expert, author and speaker, and has a TEDx talk with over 1 million views. He shares with us how we can align ourselves with our true purpose in life and how we can build meaningful relationships during the coronavirus pandemic. This is my conversation with Adam Smiley Poswolsky. Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough (Penguin Random House) and The Breakthrough Speaker. His third book is titled Friendship in the Age of Loneliness (Hachette). Smiley helps companies attract, retain, and empower the next generation, and he has inspired thousands of professionals to be more engaged at work, through speaking at companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Genentech, Unilever, Salesforce, Verizon, Deloitte, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Smiley’s TEDx talk on “the quarter-life crisis” has been viewed over 1.5 million times, and he has done hundreds of speaking engagements, reaching over 50,000 people in 20 countries. Smiley has advised heads of state and foreign leaders about millennials, multigenerational engagement, and fostering connection and belonging in the digital age. Smiley’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, USA Today, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, CNN, Cosmopolitan, and the World Economic Forum, among many other outlets. Smiley is a thirteen-time camp counselor at Camp Grounded: Summer Camp for Adults and advisory board member for Digital Detox. To purchase any of Smiley's books, please visit these links: Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist's Guide to Connection - The Breakthrough Speaker: How to Build a Public Speaking Career - The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work, and Build a Life That Matters - You can connect with Smiley here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Linked In: TEDx talk: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Feb 22

32 min 59 sec

Imagine for a moment being a very prestigious attorney in Miami, being well connected, helping your community, and suddenly seeing yourself sentenced and jailed for bank fraud. This is the story of our guest. Blinded by the income she could make and choosing not to ask the right questions, led her to this downfall. While experiencing this rock-bottom moment in her life, she had to come to a place of peace and self-forgiveness, which ultimately led to having a life-changing experience, both personally and professionally. She shared with us the importance of investing in our relationships, tapping into gratitude, and the concepts of "overconfidence bias" and "moral humility." This is my conversation with Rashmi Airan. Rashmi is a corporate and motivational speaker, a “recovering lawyer and investment banker”, a woman leader and an entrepreneur in her community. Rashmi is now an internationally recognized keynote and motivational speaker and TEDx presenter with clients that include the FBI, Sotheby’s Int’l, MGM Resorts, and Columbia Law School. She shares her story to illustrate the multitude of factors that influence our choices. Rashmi sets forth the business discipline necessary for decision-making. She uncovers the mental process of problem-solving that leads to organizational cultures with integrity. You can connect with Rashmi here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: Linked In: TEDx talk: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Feb 15

32 min 43 sec

With a pounding heart, drying mouth, sweating palms and racing thoughts, there was a time in our guest’s life in which, from the moment he woke up, till' the time went to sleep, all he could think about was committing suicide. While having no idea as to why he was experiencing all of this, and with no sense of control over his thoughts, he decided to get his affairs in order and call his parents “for one last time”. This phone call turned out to be a life-saving moment, which soon brought him to an unexpected diagnosis. He is now a mental health advocate, author and speaker, and he shares with us what this situation meant to him and how we can recover from some common mental health issues. This is my conversation with Zach Westerbeck. Zach is a Mental Health advocate, National speaker, College Success Coach, and author of "You're Not Alone", who was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in 2016. During that time he experienced severe anxiety, deep depression and thoughts of suicide. After hitting his rock bottom moment, he sought help and started to recover. Through his recovery process he became Mental Health First Aid certified and now travels the country educating thousands of students on the fundamentals of mental health. To purchase Zach's book titled "You're Not Alone: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Overcome Anxiety and Depression" click here: You can connect with Zach here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Feb 8

37 min 50 sec

What would be your last thoughts as you see your life end? After going through a very difficult situation in his life, our guest made the life-changing decision to unconditionally love the people he cherishes, so that he would not regret it later. He is a former athlete and for a while he juggled his full time job and being a businessman at the same time. With his story he shows us the importance of being better not only for ourselves, but also for the people we love. In this interview we cover work-life harmony and why it's important for leaders to be consistent. This is my conversation with Andre Young. Andre Young is a professional speaker, author, and trainer. He worked as a mental health therapist for 19 years, played sports at every level from high school to professional, has been an employee, business owner, and self-employed, written 3 books, … and the truth is… no matter where you go, people are the same as they are different; and most would like to EVOLVE as leaders professionally and personally! As Founder of You Evolving Now it’s his mission to enhance Leadership and Work/Life Harmony for Organizations, Leaders, Employees, and Teams with his various Speaking Engagements and Evolve & Lead Training Program (onsite, online, or virtual); allowing a professional and personal evolution! To purchase any of Andre's books, please visit these links: 7 Ways to Love - 7 Ways to Lead: Evolve Professionally and Personally; Enhancing Your Leadership and Work / Life Harmony - You can connect with Andre here: Website: Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: LinkedIn: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Feb 1

38 min 38 sec

Would you hide from the outside world if you suffered from a debilitating stutter? Our guest held himself from doing many things in life and even tried to convince his teachers to not require him to do presentations in school. But one day he decided to change his life by getting out of his comfort zone. Now he's a comedian, a keynote speaker, and has one of the most successful TEDx talks online. He promotes the message of putting our fears aside and owning what makes us unique. This is my amazing conversation with Joze Piranian. After spending most of his life avoiding speaking due to a debilitating stutter, Joze Piranian is now a TEDx speaker, the recipient of the Inspirational Speaker of the year award in 2017 and a stand-up comedian who has performed in 3 continents and 3 languages. Two of his talks went viral online in 2019 across with more than 3 million views worldwide. More recently, Joze was the keynote speaker on Diversity & Inclusion at the HR Leaders Summit, & the Hollywood Innovation and Technology Summit in LA, where he shared the stage with the CIO of the Walt Disney Company and received a standing ovation from hundreds of entertainment executives. He has also performed for the United Nations and for prestigious educational institutions such as McGill & and Queen's University. You can connect with Joze here: Website: Facebook: Instagram: YouTube: Linked In: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Jan 25

31 min 28 sec

His life took him from being an alcoholic to motivating hundreds of thousands of students across the United States. Our guest decided to publicly share his battle against alcohol addiction, and also how he guides his son with special needs through the difficulties of life. As a youth motivational speaker he has spoken in 38 states and Canada to 500,000 students, inspiring them to look at people and things in a different way. Why is it important to avoid blaming and shaming others, and how can we selfishly benefit from helping others? This is my conversation with David Flood. David’s narrative as a youth speaker comes first hand; he grew up impacted by addiction in his family; he married and became a father of two children, his oldest is a special needs son; he is active in his church; he is a hospice volunteer who visits with terminally ill patients; and is on the board of K.I.D.S. Plus, Inc. a non-profit organization which helps special needs children through sports and other activities. David attends meetings and participates in activities with The Anti-Bias Consortium Nassau County Schools. He is a member of The Northport-East Northport Drug and Alcohol Task Force. David’s life teaches him every day about dignity, understanding, patience, forgiveness, and most of all unconditional love. His Facebook videos have received over 100 million views. He speaks with passion and conviction and through his humility, leaves his audience with so much to think about in their formative years as they move into their future. You can connect with David here: Website: LinkedIn: Facebook:  Twitter: Instagram: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Jan 18

36 min 48 sec

She experienced a devastating earthquake and, only a few weeks later, doctors had to amputate her leg due to a cancer diagnosis. But these situations did not stop her. Our guest chose to see life in a positive way and kept moving forward, even playing a golf tournament only two months after her amputation. She is a former professional golfer turned speaker and mindset trainer, and she shared with us how we can move forward in life by focusing on the things that make us happy. This is my conversation with Caroline Mohr. Originally from Forshaga, Sweden, Caroline works as a keynote speaker and is a former golf professional. For several years she has been a Global Allianz Ambassador and also an ambassador for Star For Life, a foundation created by Dan Olofsson. In 2011 Caroline achieved her dream of playing golf professionally. Only two months later she survived an earthquake in New Zealand. Just over a month after the natural disaster, she was diagnosed with cancer of her knee, after which she had to amputate her leg to survive. Life's dreams were paused but Caroline refused to give up living life to the fullest. Since then, Caroline has inspired thousands of people and companies around the world, setting meaningful goals, handling change and becoming strong mentally. She holds a NLP Master degree and has been nominated top 10 best speaker in Sweden 2018. Since 2017, she has sponsored her own school within the Star For Life program in South Africa. Caroline has been interviewed in Fox News, The Times, Sky Sports, ESPN and Forbes to name a few. You can connect with Caroline here: Website: Facebook:  Twitter: Instagram: Workbook - Craft your Power Why: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Jan 11

39 min 8 sec

He went from being a “pretend investor” to 12-year-old students, to becoming an economic advisor to the prime minister of Ireland. Our guest's story can definitely change the perception of anyone who has ever doubted the power of saying "Yes." He is the son of an Indian diplomat, who now doesn’t have a permanent location that he calls home. He was jobless for 18 months during the worldwide economic crisis, and now is a very successful entrepreneur, speaker and executive coach. He shared with us the concepts of "Start now, start simple", "The change muscle" and more. This is my conversation with the amazing Dan Ram. Daniel is an igniter. A 5x TEDx speaker, 3x entrepreneur, prolific event MC, and startup coach. His clients range from individual company founders to national governments. His eclectic background growing up in 10 countries on 4 continents, his multi-continent education including Yale University and Trinity College, as well as his work in diverse industries from the UN to Consulting to Private Equity to Startups, ensures that his clients are at the cutting edge of innovation. Dan Ram travels the globe as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. He has hosted changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities. He works in 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments, from in-house corporate innovation days to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto 'Start Now, Start Simple' in building a future we all want to live in. You can connect with Dan here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram:  YouTube: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Jan 4

37 min 57 sec

As we're wrapping up 2020, I bring you 10 powerful lessons that our guests shared on the show. Their stories definitely helped our community push through during this coronavirus pandemic. I would like to thank you all for listening, watching and subscribing to our podcast. Let's end the year with a bang and start 2021 strong and full of hope. The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Dec 2020

34 min 48 sec

From being a successful corporate executive to being bedridden. Our guest migrated from India to the United States, had a very successful life with a great family, a great career, and was living the American dream. However, one day, a brain stroke changed everything. He started questioning his own ability to recover and had to find the strength to face a new stage in his life. He started fighting to recover, to be able to walk again and to be the best father he could for his kids. This is my conversation with author Sameer Bhide. At the age of forty-seven, Sameer Bhide suffered an extremely rare and massive hemorrhagic stroke and underwent 2 brain surgeries, and then spent a month in a medically induced coma. His healing journey has taken him from being bedridden and immobile through the use of a wheelchair, walker, and then a cane due to access to cutting-edge medical care in the United States and his multiple trips to India where he rounded out his recovery with eastern holistic therapies, along with help and support from a diverse group of family, friends and caregivers. To pre-order Sameer's book titled "One Fine Day: Overcoming Adversity and Embracing the New Normal with Grace and Gratitude" click here: You can connect with Sameer here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Dec 2020

27 min 58 sec

"Why we choose suicide" is the title of the top rated TEDx talk of our guest today. He is a mental health advocate who in the past attempted suicide several times, and at one time was saved by a stranger from jumping off a bridge. This situation opened his eyes and allowed him to get on a different path in his life. His TEDx talk is ranked as one of the top in the world. He shares with us the way in which he believes the system has failed people who are going through depression and suicidal thoughts. He also explains how we can be a positive influence to help those going through mental health issues. This is my conversation with TEDx speaker, author and mental health advocate Mark Henick. With over six million views, Mark’s TEDx talk is among the most watched in the world. His story of searching for “the man in the light brown jacket” who saved his life from a teenage suicide attempt captured global attention, and when he learned of products being sold on Amazon that promoted suicide, his successful online petition to have them removed garnered tens of thousands of signatures. Henick has dedicated his life from an early age to opening minds and creating change. His talks are informed by his direct experience with stigma and the mental health care system, and he brings his diverse and unique perspective to every audience as someone who has been a patient, a professional, a policy influencer, and a public figure in the mental health system. Mark is currently the Principal and CEO of a boutique consulting firm that helps individuals, companies, and governments to move strategically from awareness to action in improving mental health and wellness. He was previously the National Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and, prior to that, served as the youngest president of a provincial CMHA division in history, the youngest ever member of the board of directors for Canada’s Mental Health Commission, and as a national spokesperson for the Faces of Mental Illness campaign. He has also worked as a frontline mental health counsellor, and as the manager of a national workplace mental health training program. To pre-order Mark's book titled "So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience" click here: You can connect with Mark here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: TEDx talk: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Dec 2020

31 min 31 sec

Today's episode brings us a story of resilience, but is also about keeping the faith as we go through difficult times in our lives. Our guest shows us with her testimony how we can overcome adversity by keeping the faith alive. This is my conversation with author, speaker, podcaster, Air Force veteran and mother of 8 (yes, 8 children!) Elizabeth Meyers. Elizabeth is the author of UNDEFEATED: From Trial to Triumph, How to Stop Fighting the Wrong Battles and Start Living Victoriously. In addition to supporting her fighter-pilot husband and homeschooling the 6 of her 8 children who have not yet left the nest, she is also a blogger, podcaster and motivational speaker dishing out "Resilient Life Hacks" for overcoming adversity and living with purpose. The depression and anxiety she experienced following the death of her son in his second trimester made her passionate about helping others support their mental health, fortify their faith, and live life abundantly. To purchase Liz’s book titled "UNDEFEATED: From Trial to Triumph--How to Stop Fighting the Wrong Battles and Start Living Victoriously" click here:  You can connect with Liz here: Websites: Facebook:   Twitter:  Instagram:  Free Book: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Nov 2020

32 min 13 sec

Our guest had a life-changing moment that started by reading a stranger’s obituary, and realized that there was more meaning to life when he connected with a very important person from his past. He had a successful two-decade career in the financial services industry and, after experiencing this eye-opening development, is now helping people in realizing and fulfilling their life’s vision. This is my conversation with speaker and life coach Chuck Downs. Chuck is the Founder of Downs Consulting, Creator of the Epic Life Secrets online course, and Peak Performance Coach for successful entrepreneurs and top financial advisors. His passion is to help people create more impact and success in their lives. You can connect with Chuck here: Websites: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Course: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Nov 2020

39 min 7 sec

"Can you introduce yourself without attaching a job description?" Our guest today uses this question to help us truly define our purpose. He is a former college football player who had a career-ending injury and at a very low point decided to try to take his own life. Despite this, he turned his life around and is now inspiring others to do the same. This is my amazing conversation with Darryll Stinson. Darryll is a former Division I athlete, dynamic motivational speaker and Founder of Second Chance Athletes. He’s been featured on FOX, ABC, NCAA, TEDx and some of the top podcasts in the United States. After going from suicidal to successful, he uses his experience to help athletes and entrepreneurs shed their past stories, and create a massive impact that aligns with their highest purpose. Darryll is also the author of the Amazon best-selling book Who Am I After Sports? An Athletes Roadmap to Discover New Purpose and Live Fulfilled. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters. To purchase Darryll's book titled "Who Am I After Sports?: An Athlete's Roadmap to Discover New Purpose and Live Fulfilled" click here: You can connect with Darryll here: Websites: Facebook:  Twitter:  Instagram:  LinkedIn: YouTube: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Nov 2020

34 min 40 sec

Our guest was adopted from South Korea when she was 11-months and later in life also became an adoptive mother herself. She has been through many significant challenges, including a terrible car accident when she was 22 and later surviving breast cancer. She transitioned from being a litigator for over a decade, into the mission of coaching women and helping them find happiness. This is my conversation with Coach Shari Leid. Shari received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Washington in 1992. A former litigator, having graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1995, she currently operates An Imperfectly Perfect Life, LLC, a professional life coaching business serving women, helping guide them towards recognizing their power. To purchase Shari's book titled "The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Life Lessons From And For My Girlfriends" click here: You can connect with Shari here: Website:  Facebook:  Instagram:  The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Nov 2020

30 min 13 sec

A life coming to a screeching halt. A journey of recovery against all odds. Resilience, grit and transformation define our guest. She’s a fitness instructor, life coach, author and podcast host. Someone who has been through so much in life, but who has built the resilience that is necessary to overcome anything. She shares with us her story about being a victim of child abuse, and about the horrific accident that changed her life forever. This is my conversation with True Grit and Grace podcast host, Amberly Lago. Amberly is a health and wellness coach, TEDx speaker, podcaster, and a leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and empowers people around the world by sharing her story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph. Through her book, coaching methods, and workshops she has curated unique tools to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and persevere through any of life’s challenges. She offers hope and solutions for anyone (like her) living in chronic pain to live life to the fullest. Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, Hallmark, Good Morning Lalaland, and contributed to magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Health, and Disability Magazine. You can connect with Amberly here: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn: YouTube: Watch her TEDx Talk: Enroll to her course: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Nov 2020

40 min 17 sec

Our guest is living proof that achieving our dreams doesn't know any boundaries. She's coming to us from her home country of Egypt, after living in Dubai for a while, and she shares with us her amazing journey of difficulties and accomplishments. She also shares with us the powerful concept of “sequences”, a tool that can help us put our lives into perspective and find peace during difficult times. This is my conversation with Coach Sara Shatta. Sara is a Pattern Healing Coach, a certified Trainer, an Inspirational speaker and Founder of the Sequence pattern. Her life purpose is to help people stop suffering in life and raise the collective consciousness. She was also the winner of the biggest speaking competition in MENA for the Best Speaker in MENA region. You can connect with Sara here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Oct 2020

28 min 32 sec

Our guest today is a successful businessman who was close to death due not finding an organ donor. He made it financially, but at the cost of neglecting his health. He had become an alcoholic, was also obese at 350 pounds, and at one point had to come to terms with his own death. But at the last minute, a miraculous opportunity saved him and this changed his life forever. This is my conversation with transplant survivor, business strategist, TEDx speaker, bestselling author and podcast host, Terrance McMahon. Terrance was one of six children, born in the Berkshire Mountains in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Massachusetts-Lowell on a baseball scholarship. Following college, with a new wife and baby on the way, he worked as a door-to-door (life) insurance salesman, ultimately finding his niche as a managing Partner; he later worked for MassMutual and was made CEO of MassMutual-Northern New England. Under Terrance’s leadership, they soon ranked among the top firms in the country, with over 600 agents and brokers and managing over a billion dollars in assets. To download Terrance's book titled "SuperHero Self: How to Recover From Anything and Recreate Yourself: A 12 Week Plan for Personal Transformation" click here: You can connect with Terrance here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Oct 2020

37 min 20 sec

Can you imagine being saved from a life-or-death situation, thanks to a dream? Our guest today shares how her dreams saved her life, not once but three times. She is a breast cancer survivor and has become an authority in the field of understanding our dreams. Get ready to expand and deepen your understanding of dreams with award-winning author, speaker and dreams expert, Kathleen O'Keefe Kanavos. Kathleen believes dreams can diagnose and save your life. Did you have a déjà vu or a dream come true? Kat is a 3X breast cancer survivor whose dreams diagnosed her illness and saved her life, as seen on NBC News, The Dr.Oz Show, and THE DOCTORS TV Show. Her book Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing won three International book awards. The book is quoted as "Profound and terrifying, yet humorous and uplifting." Her second book, co-authored with Duke University Medical Radiologist Dr. Larry Burk & Dr. Bernie Siegel, is about Burk's groundbreaking study of women whose dreams diagnosed their breast cancer later validated by pathology reports. It won the prestigious Nautilus Book Award. To purchase Kat's book titled "Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases" click here: You can connect with Kat here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Oct 2020

29 min 5 sec

"Imagine a hundred years from today, let’s assume that Google still exists, and somebody Googles your name together with the word 'Accomplishments.' What would you like the top search results to say?" If you have been listening to us for a while, you will know that this is the question I ask every guest at the end of the show. This week we created a compilation of some of these answers. They give us amazing insight in terms of how we would like to be remembered, our mission, our personal life, and so many other aspects that are important to each of us as human beings. And now I ask you: How would you like to be remembered one hundred years from now? Be sure to message me on Instagram: @thealbertosardinas The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Oct 2020

22 min 35 sec

If you or anyone you know is suffering from addiction, this episode is right for you. Our guest struggled with addiction at a very young age, and has spent decades helping others with their own addictions. Challenging the traditional treatments, he built a center offering a different mindset that has helped thousands overcome addiction. This is my conversation with Addiction Expert, Author and Speaker, Mark Scheeren. Mark co-founded Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) and the Saint Jude Retreats, the first residential non-12 step model for drug and alcohol problems in America. As a BRI Research Fellow, he is the co-author of the revolutionary book, The Freedom Model For Addictions: Escape the Treatment And Recovery Trap. To purchase Mark's book titled "The Freedom Model for Addictions: Escape the Treatment and Recovery Trap" click here: You can connect with Mark here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Sep 2020

31 min 22 sec

Our guest today fell in love, got engaged and married when she was only 19. For 15 years she thought she had it all figured out in her marriage, but she really didn’t. During one of the most important days of her career, divorce papers were presented to her. As she found herself “suddenly single”, she had to work hard to recover from divorce, and now dedicates her life to interviewing and featuring people who, just like her, experienced the abrupt ending of their relationships. This is my conversation with TEDx Speaker, Author and the “Suddenly Single” podcast host, Danielle Daily. Danielle is a TEDx Speaker, Author and Anthropologist. Her uncommon mix of infectious enthusiasm, unconventional ideas, and spectacular smile has made her a popular source of inspiration to a global audience of humans looking for renewed hope after heartbreak. Her memoir, “Dear Self, I Love You! Keep Going!” reveals the raw pain of divorce, the beauty of an unexpected love, and the power of being okay with things not being okay. Danielle embodies what it means to learn to dance in the rain. To purchase Danielle's book click here: You can connect with Danielle here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Sep 2020

26 min 27 sec

How long would it take you to memorize the order of a deck of cards? His record is 40.65 seconds! After losing his grandmother to Alzheimer's, our guest made the conscious decision to train his brain so he would age in the best condition possible, and hopefully avoid the disease. He is a record holder for memory in the U.S. This is my conversation with 4-time USA Memory Champion, author and speaker, Nelson Dellis. Nelson is one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling internationally as a competitive Memory Athlete, Memory Consultant, Published Author and highly sought-after Keynote Speaker. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer's Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement. Nelson is the Founder & CEO of Climb For Memory, a non-profit charity that aims to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's disease research through mountain climbs all around the world. Nelson has climbed numerous peaks around the world for this cause, including three times on Mt. Everest. To purchase Nelson's book titled "Memory Superpowers!: An Adventurous Guide to Remembering What You Don't Want to Forget" click here: You can connect with Nelson here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Sep 2020

26 min 40 sec

Today's episode brings you a story of terrible hardship and outstanding inspiration. After being discriminated against in her own country for being Jewish, after losing one of her four children and experiencing the loss of a brother and a sister, our guest still finds life to be wonderful and has found many reasons to go on. This is my conversation with the author of "Dancing To The Darkest Light," Soheila Adelipour. Being Jewish, Soheila and her family escaped the volatile situation in Iran in 1979 after the Islamic revolution and settled in New York. She received her bachelor's degree in Business and her master's degree in Art Gallery Management while her first two kids were in diapers! She was involved with the World of Arts and Antiques in New York City, followed by running high-end gift stores. Life was normal with her 4 kids, until a series of unfortunate events started. She lost her second son in Boston in a tragic fire accident. A few years later both her sister and brother passed away after enduring long, torturous and horrific illnesses. Soheila was there every step of the way during those tough times, as she was a 100% match with her young brother, giving him her bone marrow and 60% of her liver hoping to save him. Soheila has established, Stefan Adelipour For Life Foundation in memory of her young son. She organizes fundraising every year on his birthday and helps people in need, regardless of race, color or religion. To purchase Soheila's book titled "Dancing To The Darkest Light" click here: You can connect with Soheila here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Sep 2020

33 min 33 sec

Our guest today has been extremely successful in the business world, but as part of his story you will find the words “drugs”, “gangs” and other challenges that he was able to overcome. He once took a job as an overnight janitor and later his path took him to creating and selling a multi-million dollar company. This is the "Rock Bottom To Rockin' It" story of Eric Gilbert-Williams. Eric is a Canadian Entrepreneur, Podcaster, Inventor and Author in Progress. He grew his last venture to 60 people, several million in annual revenue and reached the #20 spot for fastest growing company in Canada as per the Growth 500 list. As a teenager, he struggled with drugs and gangs but found redemption through embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit with a laser like intensity. Eric is now helping entrepreneurs with their businesses and is writing a book to help struggling teenagers and their families experience a similar type of redemption and success in life. You can connect with Eric here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Aug 2020

30 min 57 sec

When deciding between carrying the emotional load of abusive situations for the rest of her life or finding a way to heal, our guest decided the latter. I'm very excited to bring you my conversation about healing, transformation, thriving and helping others, with Laura Staley. The founder of Cherish Your World, Laura Staley passionately helps people thrive by guiding them to a holistic transformation of space, heart, mind, body, and soul. Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives. Trained and certified with the Western School of Feng Shui and seasoned by almost two decades of working with a variety of clients, Laura uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Her trifecta of serving people includes speaking, writing, and compassionate listening. As a columnist, Laura writes personal essays focused on self-discovery, feng shui, emotional health, and transformations from the inside out. Laura is the published author of three books: Live Inspired, Let Go Courageously and Live with Love: Transform Your Life with Feng Shui, and the Cherish Your World Gift Book of 100 Tips to Enhance Your Home and Life. Prior to creating her company, Laura worked as a full time parent and an assistant professor at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her joys in life include laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves. She resides in Black Mountain, NC with her lovable dog, Layla. You can connect with Laura here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on

Aug 2020

35 min 45 sec

I was recently featured on the Instant Impact podcast with Elyse Archer, where I shared my personal story, my interest in the world of networking and relationships, the difference between having a “contact” versus having a “relationship” and how to create long-term relationships. So this week on our show I’m very excited to bring to you my conversation with Elyse Archer, originally published on the Instant Impact podcast. Elyse Archer is a founding team member and Personal Brand Strategist with Brand Builders Group whose insights have been featured in major media including Forbes and Inc. She is a keynote speaker and host of the podcast Instant Impact with Elyse Archer, where she shares best practices from top business leaders who have created extraordinary personal brands and world class networks. Her client list includes New York Times bestselling authors, top 100 podcast hosts, and 8 figure entrepreneurs, as well as leaders who are earlier in their journey and committed to scaling their influence, impact and income. You can connect with Elyse here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: TuneIn: And on the web:

Aug 2020

34 min 17 sec

He was born legally blind and this didn't hold him from pursuing his dream of playing football. How did our guest become the first legally-blind player in college football? How did he tackle his limitations, overcame difficulties and was able to focus and persevere in his passion? This is my conversation with speaker and former Tulane long snapper, Aaron Golub. Aaron became the first legally blind athlete to play football in a Division 1 game when he was at Tulane University. He was a captain in his senior year, and went on to also become an NFL free agent. Aaron never let his limited eyesight get in the way of his success. Aaron’s grit, determination and effort enabled him to earn a spot on the Tulane team, and the respect of his teammates, coaches and fans. Aaron began playing football in seventh grade and worked extremely hard to get where he is today. His goal is to show others that it doesn’t matter what they are fighting or what their perceived limitations are; anything is achievable with hard work and tuning out the judgment of others. His planning, passion and perseverance enables him to be successful. Aaron has paved the way for others with disabilities, and shown that the impossible is possible. You can connect with Aaron here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: TuneIn: And on the web:

Aug 2020

21 min 1 sec

When the police found drugs in the house where he was living in with friends, they did not find him guilty, but he found himself guilty of hanging out with the wrong crowd. He made the immediate decision of changing his life and mastering the art of making money to become wealthy. This is my conversation with the renowned wealth and business Mentor Ron Malhotra. Ron Malhotra AFChFP, AFP, MBA, DFP is an award-winning Wealth Planner, renowned Thought Leader, Entrepreneur, best-selling Author, international Speaker and Business Mentor. Ron is also the founder of The Successful Male & the Managing Director of Maple Tree Wealth Management and Black Footed Business Advisors. Ron’s purpose in life is to elevate human talent and consciousness through education. Not academic or professional education, but success, business and money education, which most people are lacking. You can connect with Ron here: The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: TuneIn: And on the web:

Aug 2020

36 min 31 sec

How did someone who suffered from years of sexual childhood abuse, become an expert that now helps others overcome these same situations? Our guest on this episode had a very difficult upbringing, and is now a successful counselor, author, talk show host and media personality in. I'm very excited to bring you my conversation with Cory George. Resilient, innovative, progressive, empowering, and creative are a few of words that in part define the multifaceted creative and empowering spirit that is Cory George. A mental health counselor, inspirational author, talk show host, anger management expert, and impassioned multimedia producer, George made a decision to create teachable moments harnessed from his troublesome childhood experiences in hopes of inspiring others to find the will not only to survive but to also thrive. Overcoming childhood sexual assault from multiple family members, parental neglect, bullying, and a nearly debilitating speech impediment made way for the discovery of his life purpose; transforming his triumphs into tools for personal success as he motivates others to LIVE ABOVE negative circumstances. Alberto Sardiñas is a TV and radio personality, host of the “Passion Accomplished Podcast" where he listens to inspiring personal stories and looks for great lessons that help everyone live their best life. Alberto has interviewed thousands of people throughout his career and, by asking the right questions, he allows guests to open up and narrate the most difficult chapters of their lives while finding the lessons behind them. With a social media following of close to 2.8 million fans, people all over the world look to Alberto to share and hear amazing stories that inspire them to achieve their dreams. He is based in Miami, Florida. The Passion Accomplished podcast with Alberto Sardiñas is available on: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: TuneIn: And on the web:

Jul 2020

31 min 4 sec