The Stay Amazing Show
Episode 6: Traci Lauren

Episode 6: Traci Lauren

February 27, 2020

With the right perseverance, support and attitude, anyone can accomplish their goals and live an Amazing life.

Traci Lauren is a Bi-Lateral below the knee amputee. At birth, her mothers umbilical cord was wrapped around Traci's ankles causing her legs and feet to not develop properly. After having her legs amputated at age one and through 15 surgeries since, Traci has not lost her drive to accomplish things that those with legs can do. She enjoys Cross Fit, hiking, weight training, all while taking care of her two active young sons and pursuing her career path.

Her motto is "Keep Going! Keep Pushing!" Traci has recently been able to share her story of tenacity with high school students and inspire them to pursue their dreams. She now wants to speak to other groups and encourage them to keep going, keep pushing. One of her goals is to one day do a TED talk.

Traci's attitude is one of joy, giving and belief. Her powerful message combined with her great sense of humor made this conversation fun and inspiring. Traci is a Superhero who doesn't let her condition stand in the way of her having an Amazing life.

Stay Amazing!


Episode 5: Jason Schechterle

Episode 5: Jason Schechterle

February 20, 2020

Growing up, Jason had one dream - to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. Inspired by his brother and the tragic loss of a local law enforcement hero, Jason worked persistently towards his dream. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason's life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn.

On the night of March 26th, 2001, a taxi cab traveling over 100 miles per hour crashed into the rear of Jason's patrol car. Upon impact, Jason's car burst into flames, trapping him inside with temperatures reaching over 1200 degrees. Through a series of miraculous and fateful circumstances, Jason surprisingly survived the crash and ensuing physical and emotional catastrophe. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He has undergone more than 50 surgeries just to have the ability to accomplish simple daily tasks we often take for granted

Through faith, love from his family, his law enforcement community and determination, he now shares his Amazing story of life, rebirth and transformation.

His book "Burning Shield" is a must read for anyone who wants to see what true resilience and the human spirit can accomplish.He is also a keynote speaker and has a podcast, Badge Boys, showing the good that Police offers do. To book Jason and to purchase his book, visit his website,

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Episode 4: Personal Branding Strategies with A.J. Adams

Episode 4: Personal Branding Strategies with A.J. Adams

February 13, 2020

Do you have questions on how to build your personal brand. Are you confused on the difference between branding and marketing? Do you have a vision of what your future will look like?

Branding expert, A.J. Adams sits down with us to discuss how he rose from being broke to becoming a motivational speaker to coaching Fortune 500 companies on branding and marketing excellence. Known as the 'King of Brand Attraction", A.J. takes the lessons he's learned in his life's journey, with faith and with determination to become an expert in his field.

A.J. is an author, keynote speaker, mentor and founder of D6 Media. He is the creator of the 'Magnetic Brand Method' that helps his clients create their ultimate brand strategy. Plus he hosts his own podcast, "The Brand Domination Show". We discuss the importance of branding and marketing strategies, visioning your future, company cultures, how changes in social media affect your brand and how to Stay Amazing! 

Learn more about A.J., his programs and how to book him as a speaker through his website:

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As always - Stay Amazing!

Episode 3: Resilience, Faith & Leadership with David Carranza

Episode 3: Resilience, Faith & Leadership with David Carranza

February 6, 2020


You never know what life can throw at you and change the direction of your life. Our guest, David Carranza, besides being a business owner and Economic Development Consultant, has played organized baseball his whole life. Recently after a tournament, he felt ill and went home. Then, for the next three weeks, he lay in an ICU hospital bed. At times with a 104 degree temperature! Doctors unsure what to make of his condition. But through faith, family and his Amazing persistence, David survived.⠀

This experience has not stopped him from pursuing his passion and commitment to himself, his clients and his family. He continues to work hard to better himself physically and mentally. David is the epitome of a leader who says, "I'm better than this. I Am Amazing." ⠀

Visit David's website for more about his qualifications and life.

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