The Spark Effect

Wendy Dorrel

Wendy gives you lifestyle advice, stories, inspiration and motivation to get through your day to day in a totally raw, unfiltered and honest way. She also brings you interviews from fascinating people because she knows we can all learn from one another.

A spark can change a life.

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This week I chat with Minessa Konecky. She is a transformation coach, writer, founder of the Social Strategy Squad, co-host of the Friends in our Phone podcast, and creator of the Roadmap to SuccessTM bootcamp. She spent the last several years helping female entrepreneurs successfully integrate business into their lives without letting it take over entirely. Her mission is to empower businesswomen to design and live the life they want to right now by using an effective blend of mindfulness, neuropsychology, social media know-how, and a f**kton of 80s and 90s pop culture analogies. Connect with her: Social Strategy Squad: http://www.socialstrategysquad.com/ Find Your Business Blocker: http://findmybusinessblocker.com/ Facebook Ads Without Tears: https://directtosuccess.net/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/BusinessByDesign/  

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Mar 2020

22 min 39 sec

Now on The Spark Effect! I sit down this week to chat with recording artist and producer Derek North. With several tracks released worldwide he has also just released a movie soundtrack, is a church pastor, and a father of 4. Oh yeah, and he survived stage 4 cancer. 🔥🔥🔥 Connect with Derek: • Apple iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/artist/derek-north/457860984?ls=1 • Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/29oTo5BwBXrn5o9YQmTZ3d?si=BeBhs6NAQhSmj1WxplBWxw • Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Derek+North&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B01LYCD9ZZ • Download Keep Fighting, the newest single hyperurl.co/dereknorth • Watch Keep Fighting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkgjmDprBj4&list=PL3OVo8pMK_0bpUSrIRg-5QgBosE3y5ZUC&index=2&t=0s • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/derek.north.906 • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/derekpnorth/ ------------------- Details about Wendy’s Nutrition course, JUMP: http://www.wendydorrel.com/store/p5/SMVIP.html

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Mar 2020

32 min 23 sec

This week on The Spark Effect I had the pleasure of chatting with Jenna Green. Jenna is a Multiple Sclerosis Warrior, a passionate advocate, and a social media marketing professional. Her journey through diagnosis and her advocacy work is such an inspiring and powerful story. Connect with Jenna: Website: https://fullofgritandgrace.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejennagreen/ More from Jenna on this episode: The Spoon Theory: https://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/features/spoon-theory Love handles: https://www.lovehandle.com/pages/nmss?rfsn=3448643.0cf592&utm_source=refersion&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=3448643.0cf592 Wego advocacy platform: https://app.wegohealth.com/register/invite/JennaGreenFullofGritGrace Wendy’s online yoga and mindset retreat: http://www.wendydorrel.com/store/p11/Back_to_Basics_Mindset_Movement_Workshop.html

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Feb 2020

35 min 34 sec

On this episode of The Spark Effect I sit down with Sport Psychology Professor, Stephanie Huskey where we discuss martial arts, goal setting and mindset. This is a must listen for anyone setting goals.  Connect with Stephanie: https://thenomadojo.wordpress.com/ Get more info on my Movement and & Mindset Workshop: http://www.wendydorrel.com/store/p11/Back_to_Basics_Mindset_Movement_Workshop.html

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Feb 2020

32 min 25 sec

No fancy description, no trying to be perfect. Just me being really honest and real with you - If you struggle with weight-loss this is a must listen. 

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Oct 2019

17 min 5 sec

Visiting me at The Spark Effect this week is CEO and founder of Miss Kisses, Amanda Marie and Executive Assistant, Kylee  If you have not yet tried the Misses Kisses bra you have to go check it out.  Misses Kisses ™ is a female founded LA based Undergarment Company and creator of the revolutionary “Frontless Backless Strapless Bra.”  Use discount code: thesparkeffect and go get yours!! ​ https://misseskisses.com/  Follow on Social Media: Misses Kisses Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/misseskissesxo/ Amanda Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/misseskissesco/

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Aug 2019

20 min 32 sec

So excited to bring Dana Vacchelli to The Spark Effect. Dana is an Empowerment Coach and Firewalk Facilitator. Her work focuses on empowered living and Firewalking is one of her favorite tools because it immediately helps uplevel a person’s relationship him or herself. Connect with Dana: Website: https://www.empoweredlivingwithdanavacchelli.com/ Instagram:  https://instagram.com/danavacchelli?igshid=2rmkeml1ku76 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/empoweredlivingwithdana/   This podcast is always free but if it's worth a few dollars to you head over to my patron page. Every dollar helps keep me on the air. https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect

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Jun 2019

20 min 57 sec

HELLO SPARK EFFECT CREW!!! I am back and here to update you on me, talk to you about building a business and about my health.  xoxo This podcast is always free but if it's worth a few dollars to you head over to my patron page. Every dollar helps keep this thing on the air. https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect

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May 2019

12 min 30 sec

Today we learn about working in comedy with 3 fantastic guests. I sit down and chat with Maryellen Hooper. A veteran in the world of stand-up, Maryellen Hooper’s comedy has taken her from clubs and colleges to theaters and television. She’s appeared on many late night talk shows including several appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Her half-hour special on Comedy Central called “Lounge Lizards” received rave reviews and was played on heavy rotation. Our discussion about her work in comedy was a lot of fun. PLUS we have 2 additional guests, sketch comedian Jaymi Curley and comedy producer and host Eric Vetter who popped in to give their insights into working in comedy. Follow Maryellen: http://www.maryellenhooper.com/ https://www.facebook.com/maryellen.hooper https://www.instagram.com/maryellenhooper/ Follow Eric: nonamenyc@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/WordUpBooks/ https://www.facebook.com/No-Name-291893884204315/ Follow Jaymi: villagecomedy.com

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Apr 2019

38 min 23 sec

​So pleased to announce that Jennifer Alembik visited The Spark Effect! Jennifer is a food addiction coach. The clients she works with experience a freedom from obsession with food and body issues through tools and techniques that help sustain their success. I learned quite a bit speaking with her and know this episode is going to help many. Follow Jennifer:  website: https://www.jenniferalembik.com/ facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferalembik/ instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jenniferalembik/ Support The Spark Effect: Patreon page - Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content: https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect To subscribe and listen: http://www.wendydorrel.com/podcast.html  

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Apr 2019

29 min 22 sec

Thinking about starting up your own business? Have an awesome idea and need advice? Already have a company and could use some wisdom from successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders? You will want to listen to this one. Join me as my expert panel of business owners, leaders and influencers give you their thoughts and expertise. Connect/Follow with my panel of guests: ERICA DOUGLAS erica.biz https://www.1uprepairs.com/ https://www.facebook.com/1UpRepairsAustin/ https://www.facebook.com/ericadotbiz JENNA GREEN:  https://fullofgritandgrace.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Fullofgritandgrace/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/FullOfGritandGrace/ Instagram.com/thejennagreen   MINESSA KONECKY: http://www.myroadmaptosuccess.net https://www.facebook.com/BusinessByDesign/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1059530834143911/   PETER MADSEN: https://www.hhog.com/ https://www.facebook.com/hhogdev/   REBECCA T DICKSON https://rebeccatdickson.com/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/tuneinturnon/ https://www.instagram.com/rebeccatdickson/ https://twitter.com/rebeccatdickson https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaTDickson/   DAN HOFFMAN: https://www.circl.es/ https://www.facebook.com/circlesnotrows/   STEPHEN MCGERTY: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephenmcgerty/ https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/en/onesource   Support The Spark Effect:   Patreon page - Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content: https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect   To subscribe and listen: http://www.wendydorrel.com/podcast.html  

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Apr 2019

25 min 20 sec

Today I chat with craft beer veteran Jacob Nikos. We discuss the industry, his experiences and the kickass shows he hosts. Support The Spark Effect: Patreon page - Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content: https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect To subscribe and listen: http://www.wendydorrel.com/podcast.html Follow Jacob Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedangerousjake/ Let Me Drink About It podcast: https://www.yewonline.com/category/podcast/let-me-drink-about-it/ The Dangerous Game podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dangerous-game-podcast/id1444833184?mt=2

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Mar 2019

22 min 23 sec

Today I discuss how you can get in shape when you're on a budget and how you can save money on equipment and gear. I also go into a mini rant about MLM's and the posts on social media…oh my! Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content -https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect To subscribe and listen: http://www.wendydorrel.com/podcast.html Links to things I discuss: Miami Citizen bike: http://www.citizenbike.com/catalog.asp?product_category_id=1&product_id=1 Fitness On demand I use: https://bchbody.life/2VRgJH3 Favorite leggings: https://amzn.to/2NYrJ2E   xoxo

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Mar 2019

20 min 18 sec

Today I chat with Rebecca T. Dickson. Rebecca is an award-winning journalist, Amazon best-selling author, renowned writing consultant and Forbes contributor. Rebecca is a business model expert who specializes in high profit generation for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals who are at that sink or swim, do or die stage. This episode is for anyone who has ever hit a place professionally, romantically, or personally where you’re stuck - you have all these goals and ideas but you can’t seem to make any momentum - I HIGHLY encourage you to listen to this woman. To subscribe and listen: http://www.wendydorrel.com/podcast.html Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content -https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect   Follow Rebecca: Website - https://rebeccatdickson.com/ Facebook Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tuneinturnon/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rebeccatdickson/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/rebeccatdickson FB page - https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaTDickson/   Follow Wendy  - https://www.instagram.com/damewendy/   Thank you to Rebecca for taking time in your schedule to chat with me!

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Feb 2019

32 min 23 sec

Today I sit down to chat with Roger Clark. Roger is an award winning actor and his performance made Arthur Morgan of RDR2 one the greatest characters in a video game. One decision, one spark, took him into acting and it changed his life. He has already had an exceptional career over the years with so much more to come. He is also one of the nicest and most gracious people I’ve had the honor of speaking with. Follow Roger: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/rollingrog/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/rclark98 IMDB - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2538760/ Join The Spark Effect Crew for bonus audio and content - https://www.patreon.com/thesparkeffect Follow Wendy  - https://www.instagram.com/damewendy/ Thank you to Roger for taking time in your schedule to chat with me, to Rockstar games, to the full cast and crew, and to all of you listeners!      

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Feb 2019

32 min 34 sec