Live for Yourself
Live for Yourself (LFY) consulting focuses on transforming others and cultivating personal fulfillment through personal alignment. 
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Podcast

Welcome to The LIVE for Yourself Podcast - with your host Dr. Benjamin Ritter, a Chicago based social entrepreneur, coach, consultant, mentor, and expert in the fields of personal and professional internal leadership development.

The LIVE for Yourself Podcast highlights thought leaders and speakers from LIVE events, covering a range of topics; including dating, relationships, business, and personal development. Each of these areas plays a direct role in our levels of health, wealth, happiness and ultimately our sense of self. In each episode we attempt to uncover various ways and strategies you can live for yourself, and create greater levels of personal fulfillment and happiness.

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The Creative Journey of an Entrepreneur with Rich Alapack, founder of We All Live Here

In this episode we interview Rich Alapack of We All Live Here. He started the Chicago based organization as an antidote to all the things that have unintentionally evolved into reasons for people to not get along. Given his background in tech and advertising, he had the skills and connections necessary to start an organization whose mission was to use art, community, and technology to remind us all to get along and help each other succeed. We dive into his personal journey with We All Live Here, what it took to get where he is today, and what you will need as a creative entrepreneur to succeed. Find out more at https://wealllivehereproject.com/ and @wealllivehere.

Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Non-profits and Entrepreneurship with Ali Karbassi, founder of We All Code and Ignite Chicago

In this episode we interview Ali Karbassi, founder of We All Code, and Ignite Talks Chicago. We All Code is an educational non-profit that teaches kids aged 7 to 17 how to code through free educational resources and hands-on classes. Ignite Talks Chicago is a fun public speaking event where 10 speakers have 5 minutes to share their passions with the audience, while slides auto-advance behind them every 15 seconds. We discuss the WHY, WHAT, and HOW of Non-profits and touch on entrepreneurship as a whole. You can find out more about Ali Karbassi and his business ventures at weallcode.org and ignitechi.org/.

Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Mission driven entrepreneurship with Emily Griffith of Lil Bucks

In this episode we interview Emily Griffith founder of Lil Bucks and digital marketing consultant. Emily's digital marketing career took her from Chicago to Sydney, Australia where she lived out her dreams of surfing and working down under. While enjoying an acai bowl at her favorite cafe, she unexpectedly discovered sprouted buckwheat being used as a high-protein, gluten-free granola replacement, and the idea for Lil Bucks and bringing the power of sprouted buckwheat to the States was planted. When she came back to Chicago she got to work, cultivating her dream into reality, and launched Lil Bucks shortly after. Almost a year from the launch date we discuss her companies and the value of mission driven entrepreneurship. Find out more about Lil Bucks at http://www.lovelilbucks.com/ and @lovelilbucks. Listeners can also use the discount code “LYFPODCAST” on the Lil Bucks website for 15% off your first order. Enjoy!

Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Side hustles with Jessica Williams, founder of Tech Biz Gurl

In this episode we interview Jessica Williams founder of Tech Biz Gurl, and discuss side hustles and everything in-between. Tech Biz Gurl is a side hustle empowering women to use technology to pursue their passions on the side. Most recently, Jessica was also recognized by Built in Chicago as one of the Top 50 Tech Influencers to follow. Find out more more Tech Biz Gurl at http://techbizgurl.com/ and @techbizgurl. Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Dating and the coaching industry with Tripp Kramer

In this episode we interview Tripp Kramer founder of Tripp Advice, and discuss dating, the future of dating, and the coaching industry as a whole. Tripp is also the host of the top-rated podcast on iTunes, the How to Talk to Girls podcast, host of the Tripp Advice YouTube channel, and author of Magnetic: Cultivate confidence, become rejection-proof, and naturally attract the women you desire. You can find out more about Tripp at https://trippadvice.com/. Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Strengths-based leadership and authentic work with Monika Black and Tomer Yogev of Tandem Spring

In this episode we interview Monika Black (“The Maximizer”) and Tomer Yogev (“Chief Maverick”), the co-founders of TandemSpring, a Chicago-based executive coaching firm focused on strengths-based approaches to leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and strategy optimization for leading organizations. We dive into the concepts and application of strengths-based leadership in your personal and professional life, and the concept of authentic work. Learn more about Tandem Spring, and Monika and Tomer at https://www.tandemspring.com/. Send any questions or comments about the podcast or LFY Consulting to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Community and your mental habitat with Cassandra Justine

In this episode we interview Cassandra Justine, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, and founder of Choose Joy. We touch on her personal story, and the importance of community and self-talk in regards to self-care and improving your life. Learn more about her work as a facilitator of healing arts practices at cassandrajustine.com, and find her on Facebook @Cassyoga and Instagram @Cassyoga. Send any questions or comments to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Self-care and living your passions with Jackie Herigodt

In this episode we interview Jackie Herigodt, the program and outreach manager for Imerman Angels. She has also been a caregiver to several loved ones with cancer including her mother and these experiences fuel her passion for the Imerman Angels’ mission. We touch on self-care and the benefits of living your passions. Find out more about Imerman Angels at https://imermanangels.org/ and send any questions or comments to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Business, entrepreneurship, and leadership with Adam Hirsen

In this episode I interview Adam Hirsen, Co-founder and CEO of UpShow, the Social TV Platform that has become the leading alternative to cable TV for businesses across the country. We touch on entrepreneurship, the future of advertising, how an idea turns into a hobby and then becomes a business, and how running a business truly becomes managing relationships and your team and less about the daily operations. Find out more about UpShow at https://www.upshow.tv/ and send any questions or comments to contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Integrating your values into your professional life with Isaac Lozano

In this episode, I interviewed Isaac Lozano, the VP of Operations and Co-Founder of TeaSquares. As a young soul-searching successful entrepreneur, Isaac speaks to the importance of exploring your values and integrating them throughout your personal and professional life. Find out more information about TeaSquares at https://myteasquares.com/. Questions or comments email contact@benjamin-ritter.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Prioritization and living for yourself with Mel McSherry

In this episode, I interviewed Mel McSherry, a Global Business Development Coach and Speaker. As an entrepreneur since 2010, she has launched two successful businesses, doubled her monthly income, and created a true life by design, all while raising a six-year-old son. We discuss her journey, prioritization, and especially, living for yourself. Find out more information about Mel McSherry at http://www.melissamcsherry.net/. Questions or comments email contact@benjamin-ritter.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Co-working and entrepreneurship with Nicole Vasquez

In this episode, I interviewed Nicole Vasquez, MBA, who creates workspaces that accelerate productivity, connect people, and inspire collaboration. We discuss her journey into entrepreneurship and all things co-working. Find her on Twitter at @NicoleRVasquez and Instagram at @NicoleReneeV Fnd her companies on Twitter @TheShiftChi, @SecondShiftChi, and @DeskpassHQ. Questions or comments email contact@benjamin-ritter.com.

Benjamin Ritter
Your image and dating with Kim Seltzer

In this episode I interviewed Kim Seltzer, dating and make over expert, and therapist regarding the topic of "your image." Kim Seltzer has helped hundreds of people find lasting love and connection and build valuable relationships using her unique “confidence makeover” process and signature formula, “The Charisma Quotient." Be prepared for a deep dive into all things related to image. Questions, comments, email contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com

Benjamin Ritter
Red flags with Bela Gandhi

Bela Gandhi, "the fairy godmother of dating" is the president of Smart Dating Academy, a premiere date & relationship coaching firm. In this episode we discuss red flags in dating, and relationships. If you want to find out more about Bela Gandhi go to www.smartdatingacademy.com/. Questions, comments about the podcast email contact@liveforyourselfconsulting.com

Benjamin Ritter