Episode #059 - Strength, Balance & Success with Nadia Polukhin-Pratt


The struggle to start and grow your own business is one that is endured by millions of people every single day.

Adding marriage, motherhood, life and an ever-changing legal environment makes what Nadia Polukhin-Pratt is doing that much more impressive.

In this episode, I get to talk to one of the most amazing women I know about:

  • Her amazing background (2:35)
  • How to discover your unique niche with your business (6:25)
  • Why you only need the bare essentials to make your passion work (14:52)
  • The value of transparency (19:04)
  • The critical importance of duality in life (28:36)
  • How humility plays a huge role in her connections and success (33:15)
  • Critical steps for any businesswoman looking to start her own business (40:38)
  • How connecting with others and expressing your needs opens up opportunity (47:36)

About Nadia

The life and career of Nadia Polukhin-Pratt spans cultures and continents. An immigrant herself, Nadia was born in Russia, raised in Israel and finished high school in Canada. Nadia earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she graduated with honors. She came to the United States in 2004 and attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul Minnesota. Nadia has actively practiced in the area of immigration law since 2007 and in the area of social security disability since 2009. As a consequence of her international life and education, Nadia speaks Russian, French, Hebrew, Arabic, and — with the help of her staff — Spanish. When not working, Nadia enjoys spending her time running outdoors, keeping up with her son Isaac “Ike” Leo, and spending time with her husband, Chad Pratt. You can learn more about Nadia and her practice at Pratt International Law Firm.

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Episode #031 - Athena Laz


It's always a joy to connect with someone who's got a positive attitude, inner strength and optimistic outlook on life. When you meet someone who's got all of this, and more, in tremendous abundance, it's a blessing.

Athena Laz is that person.

A licensed psychologist and author, Athena is the self help columnist for Cosmopolitan Magazine where she helps readers overcome their inner doubts and look past the obstacles in life to the path ahead.

In our conversation, you will learn about Athena's background and how she became to be a psychologist. She also shares amazing wisdom on overcoming your inner self critic, how to balance your life and how to instantly reset your day when you feel it going off track.

This is one of my favorite conversations, podcast or not, that I've ever had. You will instantly feel empowered to take control of your life and enjoy the blissful ride that it is.

You can also learn more about Athena, as well as listen to her amazing audio course, at

Be sure to also follow her on Instagram @athena_laz  and on Twitter at @athena_laz  

She also has some phenomenal interviews with some top thought leaders on her YouTube page

Enjoy and share with your world!

Episode #023 - Mindfulness Matters


Chaos consumes us now more than ever.

As we battle influences, social media, work, family, friends, people and more all day long, we can easily detach from what we need as individuals to be happy and balanced.

Using meditation and prayer to get back to center is a crucial part of my life and I want you to incorporate it into yours to reap the benefits.

In this episode I discuss a routine that I've used for years to set yourself up at the beginning of the day and maintain peace of mind throughout your crazy world.

Start today with this episode and please share it with as many people as you can.

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