This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with film & video game music composer, performer, and arranger Vince DiCola. They discuss how Vince got into the music business, how his collaboration with Frank Stallone led to co-writing the hit song "Far From Over" for Staying Alive, how he went on to compose the score for the 1985 smash hit Rocky IV, how his work on the sequel caught the attention of Sunbow Productions who would approach him to create the score to 1986's TransFormers: The Movie, and more!
This is Part 1 of their conversation. Part 2 will be recorded later this year for the Excelsior Journeys TransFormers: The Movie 35th Anniversary Retrospective Miniseries in August 2021.
To learn more about Vince and his work - and to purchase his albums - click here: https://tdrsmusic.com/vince.html.
This week, host & producer George Sirois sat down with Tracy Staten, performance coach and founder of Magical Mindset, a program dedicated to tapping into your passions and bringing them out in ways you never thought possible. We discussed how she realized her calling in life, the steps she's taken to making it a reality, what she offers to potential clients, and more!
Stay to the end to hear some more New Year's Resolutions from listeners, and don't forget to send me yours so you can hear your own voice on a podcast. Send an audio recording of your name, where you're from, and what your resolution is for 2021, and send it to email@example.com.
This week's episode was sponsored by Kimberly Spencer and the Princess Process Program. Find out more at: https://www.crownyourselfmembers.com/a/31187/RvLH3sCn
For the Season 3 premiere of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Kimberly Spencer, a high performance coach who founded her own company Crown Yourself and has helped more than 800,000 people over the past several years. They talk about how Kim was inspired to move into this field, her early clients, the success she has built for both herself and those around her, and much more.
For the Season 2 finale of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois reached out to listeners and readers for questions to answer about his history as a writer, his experiences as an up-and-coming audiobook narrator, the future of the podcast for 2021 and beyond, and more!
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Host and producer George Sirois sits down for a truly spirit-filled conversation with Greta Brokaw, author and founder of Heart Medicine Devotions, which encourages women everywhere to study God's word for themselves. They discuss how Greta grew up as a pastor's daughter, how she made her way back to the church after a long period of self-discovery, how she blossomed as a true leader when she stepped into the literal spotlight at a faith-based convention, how she went from the winner of a Christian writing contest to releasing her third book of devotions, and much more!
For more about Greta and her amazing work, please visit www.myheartmedicine.com.
Host & producer George Sirois sits down with seven-time award-winning author Jennifer Irwin, whose debut novel A Dress the Color of the Sky has become a sensation on social media among readers around the world. They discuss Jennifer's inspiration for her main character, the unexpected twists and turns that accompanied the book's development, the upcoming sequel and unrelated third novel, and more!
For more on Jennifer Irwin, please visit https://jenniferirwinauthor.com/.
On October 17, 2020, the Tennessee Screenwriters Association invited producer / writer / director / friend of the Excelsior Journeys podcast Gilbert Adler to speak and answer questions at their virtual convention called ScriptCom. Gilbert's choice of moderator for this event was host & producer George Sirois, so you get to hear the full Q&A where stories from Gilbert's previous time on the show are revisited and new questions are brought forward by the attending screenwriters.
For more information about the Tennessee Screenwriters Association, please visit https://tennscreen.com.
This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with multiple National Novel Writing Month winner and USA Today Bestselling Author Jason J. Nugent, and they discuss how Jason got into writing, the feeling of pride you get when you complete NaNoWriMo, the selection of his pen name while writing in the horror genre, his first public signing at Wizard World St. Louis, and much more!
For more information on Jason and his books, please visit www.jasonjnugent.com.
For the third week of National Novel Writing Month, host & producer George Sirois sits down with USA Today Bestselling Author Cameo Renae. The two spoke about Cameo's team - beta readers, editor, formatter, etc. - as well as her journey from writing short stories to becoming a novelist and dealing with fans almost overnight, how she reached the USA Today bestselling charts, and so much more.
To learn more about Cameo and her work, please go to her website: www.cameorenae.com.
This week, host & producer George Sirois sat down with K.M. Robinson, a bestselling young adult / fantasy author and multimedia marketing strategist. They discussed K.M.'s history as a writer, how she discovered the maximum usage for social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, and much more!