Paralysis to Purpose Podcast David Cooks

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What You Say Matters with Paul Strikwerda

Behind the soundproof walls of his studio, his life hung in the balance. Dutch voiceover legend Paul Strikwerda, solopreneur of “Nethervoice”, a multilingual voiceover coaching provider and blogger came face-to-face with death when a stroke attacked without warning.

I Was Addicted to Hate with Chris Buckley

In a riveting tell-all, Chris Buckley is a former veteran and Ku Klux Klan white supremacist with a dark past framed by childhood sexual abuse and an absent father. A life-changing hug from Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist, helps to bring him back to life. In this interview, Chris shares how Arno connected him to his new purpose with Parents4Peace, a non-profit that saves people from extremism.

More Than A Preacher With Mario J Radford

"Gratitude will open more doors for you than a resume will" What does it mean to embrace our "unique design?" This week's Paralysis to Purpose guest, Mario J Radford, is a multifaceted genius who shares his journey of missteps and growth in finding his purpose.

Impacting Lives.
Influencing Business.
Changing The Narrative.

In Getting Undressed, the book that inspired this podcast, David Cooks describes his journey to independence and purpose, and how “getting undressed” for change can pose huge challenges, literally and figuratively.

A story of inspiration and motivation. David shares his struggles and successes on and off the court–with honesty, perseverance, and faith. David turned his tragedy into an incredible story of inspiration and hope.

About David Cooks

David is an author, speaker, voice talent, podcast host and management consultant. At the age of 15, David experienced a Spinal Aneurysm, leaving him a T-6 paraplegic.

His ability to overcome obstacles and to achieve success in the face of adversity is what makes his story inspiring and motivating to others.

“My favorite thing in life is helping people and organizations discover greatness from the unforeseen in life.”

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