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SecondWind was created as a resource for change. 

It is a source to shine light to your darkness by hearing other women talk about their Defining Moment to transform their lives... to hear about their fears, doubts, discouragements and joys.


Joyce Buford, a Life coach, Author, speaker, and Internet Podcast Host, is a woman who has experienced transition in her own life and shares her secret to facing the Fear of Change with Total Confidence.

Through her unique program and coaching style, Joyce supports clients during their transition to reclaim their true purpose and strengths. Her program focuses on helping clients who have experienced their own transitions of divorce and loss to thrive without limits.

She lives her life on purpose, using and enjoying her talents to get her message with effortless happiness.


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The Importance of Making Excellent Decisions

In this episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Robert MacPhee shares why he believes it is absolutely possible for you to quickly and easily create lasting change and get the results you want in your business and life by learning to make Excellent Decisions. 

Robert MacPhee is a speaker, author, coach, Consultant and facilitator of change. He is the author of “Manifesting for Non-Gurus” and the creator of “Excellent Decisions” Leadership Program. Robert helps people understand how to deal effectively with change and show them how to make decisions based on their visions, values and value rather than all of the stress and pressure they are under. He is the former Director of Training for Jack Canfield the Co-Creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series and the author of the book “The Success Principles”. Robert is also a Founding Member of Transformational Leadership Council and Co-Founder of Southern California Association of Transformational Leaders-- two groups of the world’s leading authorities in personal and professional development.

What You’ll Learn from This Episode: 

  • Robert’s personal story of starting his first successful company, working as Director of Training for Jack Canfield, and creating transformational leadership experiences for his clients

  • What are comfort zones and why we get stuck in them

  • Why is it important to let go of attachments

  • How and why it’s important to take charge of training aspects of your company

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Get a free PDF copy of Robert MacPhee's "Manifesting for Non-Gurus" book and access to the "Dynamics of Change" video that explains in detail why people experience resistance to change even when they are pursuing a goal that they KNOW is good for them - Get access here.

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"Effortless Happiness: How to Find Your Voice and Finally Ask For What You Really Want"

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Dealing with Life Changing Transitions

In this episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Heidi Burkhart shares why she made the decision to make a major life transition - relocating from NYC to North Carolina. Tune in to hear why she believes change is important, even when it means uprooting and leaving our comfort zone. , 

Heidi Burkhart is the President and Founder of Dane Real Estate (“Dane”). Ms. Burkhart formed Dane, the affordable housing real estate brokerage, in 2008 when she was 26. Dane is the only woman-owned and operated brokerage in NYC, and a respected brand nationwide in affordable housing. Today the company has facilitated closings in excess of 20,000 affordable housing units and over $2.5 billion in transactions. Dane has had tremendous success rehabilitating properties nationwide but focuses heavily on the New York City area, such as properties in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. Most notably Ms. Burkhart brokered one of the first preservation projects in the nation utilizing the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, which included the issuance of a new 20-year, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contract.     

Ms. Burkhart has used her business success as a platform for affordable housing and economic development. She has contributed to publications including Real Estate Weekly, The New York Real Estate Journal, The Real Deal, Brick Underground, City and State, City Limits and Chief Executive to champion the need for affordable housing, address the state of the industry and speak to its future. She is also a frequent guest commentator on BronxNet TV and a contributor for The Huffington Post. 

What You’ll Learn from This Episode: 

  • How she was able to start her affordable housing real estate brokerage company at 26 and became the only woman-owned and operated brokerage in NYC.

  • Coping with life-changing transitions and anxiety during Covid-19

  • Prioritizing quality of life/mental health

  • Changes that NYC and other major cities will experience following Covid-19

  • How the outdoors and exercise kept her mentally refreshed as well as physically challenged

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Live After Divorce

How to Avoid Ending Up Broke & Broken

In this episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Ravit Rose shares why divorce is a game that will leave you broke and broken - whether financially, emotionally or physically, unless you learn how to play the game. Tune in to hear how she was able to turn her nasty divorce into a learning experience that took her on a worldwide search for change and solutions. She is now changing the way families worldwide divorce by replacing an old and outdated mindset with a balanced system.  

Ravit Rose is a deeply devoted mom to her children. This is where her passion lives and breathes.​

She is a divorce coach, mentor, author and speaker. She helps her clients re-structure and re-design their lives after divorce. 

​​Pre-divorce, Ravit envisioned a successful career building her business dreams and actively making a contribution to her community. Her confidence and trailblazing spirit is evident in her keen work ethic and entrepreneurial acumen.  She earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management along with a Human Resources Certificate. She continued to pursue her career path from the very first day of her separation despite the fact that it was often thwarted. 

She found the emotional impact her nasty divorce was having on her and her children to be heartbreaking. Often, she felt that she didn’t understand why and how matters seemed to go wrong all the time. So she went off on an adventure to find the solutions she needed to end her struggle.

This took her to discoveries she had not expected- to common issues that affect parents around the world, regardless of the varied laws in their respective justice system. Her book briefly speaks of the Quebec Justice System as a means of comparison for her readers around the world. With the help of hundreds of other divorced parents’ stories, Ravit proudly authored her book, Unwanted Nasty Divorces, hoping everyone’s voice will encourage a chorus of others to engage in a much-needed dialogue in support of families everywhere. More importantly, she is igniting conversations about needless suffering families face because of inconsistencies in the family justice system and how these flaws are failing families far and wide to make way for monumental change.

What You’ll Learn from This Episode: 

  • Why you should plan your divorce (just like you plan your wedding)

  • How you can avoid ending up broke and broken (financially, emotionally, physically)

  • How she was able to start life over again a 3rd time

  • Tips to help you through the separation and divorce process

  • The emotional impact a nasty divorce have on children and how to lessen or avoid it

Free Offer: Free online course "The 5 Critical Steps to Divorcing the Right Way" and a free 30 minute consultation with Ravit Rose!  Get it here.

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Connecting and Building Community

In this episode of SecondWind With Joyce, my guest Marie Fratoni shares how she’s able to Connect & Prosper during this time of social distancing and grow her business. Tune in to hear how she’s able to build community and help others launch and grow their business using her many tools and resources from her card deck to her annual trips to Italy.

Marie Fratoni, M.ED is a powerful champion of women. As the CEO of Get Clients Everywhere, Marie works globally to help entrepreneurs get more clients, make more money, and live a life of freedom, joy and self-expression. She coaches business owners and professionals to become savvy, social, and successful through cultivating professional relationships that are both fulfilling and profitable. She provides impactful sales development strategies, transformational coaching, and growth-filled seminars that are fun, dynamic and valuable. She is the Founder and Leader of the Women’s Professional Development Network in Atlanta, and is a frequent Keynote Speaker for organizations and associations. Her extensive corporate consulting experience, coupled with her thirty years as an entrepreneur provides the perfect formula for success. She is a major connector, the Queen of Networking, and leads annual professional retreats in Italy.

What You’ll Learn from This Episode: 

  • How she is able to build and expand her community virtually.

  • What you can do to flourish and be more productive during this COVID-19 ‘downtime’ 

  • What is a Card Deck and how you can use this fun tool to help you move towards a mindset of success, action, and focus.

  • How she uses her annual trips to Italy to revive and rejuvenate entrepreneurs and business owners

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Practices for Aging GreatFULLy

...So you can live your best life NOW!

Holley have always been connected with older individuals, even as a child. Becoming a gerontologist was a natural path for her. She is also a Fellow in Thanatology (expert in death, dying and bereavement). Her work focuses on positive aging and end-of-life preparedness.

During my gerontological research, she came across a staggering statistic; less than 30% of people complete an advance directive. This led her on a path to uncover the reasons for this surprisingly low statistic of people who fail to plan for end-of-life. Her research uncovered many reasons and after identifying each one, she decided to do what she could to help close the gap and raise the statistic. So she wrote a book, Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality, aimed at overcoming the challenges of end-of-life planning, while providing readers with fun and simple tools for advance care planning, using  her comprehensive, novel approach called CREATED PEACE.

Holley Kelley is a Gerontologist and a fellow in Thanatology, and an international and national multi-award-winning author of the Amazon #1 Best-Seller and #1New Release, Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality.

Holley is also host of the popular, globally syndicated Aging GreatFULLy radio show, awarded as top 15 shows on aging on the planet, coming in at #6 worldwide for 2020!

She is a cultural influencer and recognized positive aging practitioner and expert on aging, end-of-life and final affairs preparedness. She is also a transformational and charismatic keynote speaker, bringing enthusiastic perspectives to audiences, all the while encouraging everyone to “Love the St‘AGE’ they’re in!”

As founder of the Latter-Life Planning institute, Holley believes that everyone should embrace her company motto -- to Live Vibrantly, Plan Thoughtfully and Age Dynamically!

What You’ll Learn from This Episode:

  • The art of Aging GreatFULLy!

  • The top 5 common challenges people face while growing older

  • Why "Aging is our Fortune"

  • Tips to have a positive aging journey

  • How planning your final affairs contributes towards Aging GreatFULLy

  • Learn about Holley’s book, Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality

Free Offer: Get an autograph copy of Sunrises and Sunsets: Final Affairs Forged with Flair, Finesse and FUNctionality throught her website. (Continental U.S. shipment only) - Get it here.

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