MY BIG STORY WITH CHRISTOPHER SWAN
Each week Christopher Swan is on a new adventure, speaking with amazing people that are living a life of intention, creating a life they love, and offering all of us an opportunity to learn from their big stories. Through these interviews and stories, he uncovers their passions, purpose, and advice—and in turn, Christopher’s story unfolds, helping to bring new ideas and stories to the world. These are intimate, friendly, and thought-provoking conversations. The stories shared are as diverse as the guests, including Hollywood entertainers to social good advocates to small business owners to artists to corporate and nonprofits leaders, to anyone with a big, intentional story.

 

 

 

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Hosted By Christopher Swan

Christopher has always been curious about people and the world. He’s also fascinated by the stories that connect us, and how we can learn from each other. It only makes sense that he’d host a show where he meets interesting people from all walks of life. Christopher is sincere and fun with his interviews, connecting with the guest like long-time friends – making sure the show is meaningful and entertaining.

Learn more about Christopher at: ChristopherSwan.info | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

 

Episodes

Daniel Trust - From Refugee to Nonprofit Advocate for Youth

Daniel Trust - From Refugee to Nonprofit Advocate for Youth

Surviving the Rwandan genocide and overcoming years of hardship to thriving and giving back

Bobby Jo Valentine - Bridging Ideas and People Through Meaningful Music + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Bobby Jo Valentine - Bridging Ideas and People Through Meaningful Music + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Using his music to connect communities and influence the world with hope and curiosity

Special Edition - Three Unique Women Share Stories of Living Intentionally

Special Edition - Three Unique Women Share Stories of Living Intentionally

3 women, 3 sets of stories and lessons about authenticity, growth, balance, and connection

Mary Davis - Rooftop Parties that Radiate Love and Hope

Mary Davis - Rooftop Parties that Radiate Love and Hope

Mary and her volunteers host a monthly birthday party for children impacted by homelessness

Sarah’s Eats and Sweets - Feeding a Community with Food and Relationships

Sarah’s Eats and Sweets - Feeding a Community with Food and Relationships

A husband and wife combine their skills to create a special shop and join a community

Jim Babcock - Leaning into Opportunity to Create a Dream Disney Career

Jim Babcock - Leaning into Opportunity to Create a Dream Disney Career

A longtime Disney cast member creates a dream career by never saying “no”

Hip Chick Farms - New Ideas and Resilience Created Products People Love

Hip Chick Farms - New Ideas and Resilience Created Products People Love

A new kind of chicken company succeeds with transparency and purpose

Michael Barnum - Creating a Music Career by Being True to What He Loves

Michael Barnum - Creating a Music Career by Being True to What He Loves

A singer-songwriter uses talent, determination, and community to grow his career

Tyler J. McCall - Pursuing His Dreams by Helping Other Entrepreneurs

Tyler J. McCall - Pursuing His Dreams by Helping Other Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur is creating his story by helping creatives be successful on Instagram

Jeremiah Pauley - Sharing his Unique Army Story to Help Others

Jeremiah Pauley - Sharing his Unique Army Story to Help Others

A retired US Army Staff Sergeant uses his life-changing experience to reach people in need

Natalie Patterson - Elevating Humanity Through Poetry

Natalie Patterson - Elevating Humanity Through Poetry

A poet and nonprofit leader creates a dialogue around bias and other important topics

Peter Hollens - A Cappella YouTube Artist Fuels His Dream and the Creator Revolution

Peter Hollens - A Cappella YouTube Artist Fuels His Dream and the Creator Revolution

Growing a musical career on his terms, while educating an industry and other creators

Deborah Dalton - From Volunteer to Leading a Youth-Based Nonprofit to New Success

Deborah Dalton - From Volunteer to Leading a Youth-Based Nonprofit to New Success

How one woman grew her story as she successfully evolved a nonprofit for at-risk youth

Sean Sarantos - Following a Dream to Make Happier Rescue Dogs

Sean Sarantos - Following a Dream to Make Happier Rescue Dogs

A man launches a plan and dog-themed retail business to create a rescue ranch for dogs

Valerie Weisler - Uniting Teenagers Across the World to Solve Social Justice Issues

Valerie Weisler - Uniting Teenagers Across the World to Solve Social Justice Issues

From being bullied to creating an organization to help teenagers overcome social justice issues

Toni Purry - Using Experience and Inspiration to Grow with Confidence

Toni Purry - Using Experience and Inspiration to Grow with Confidence

A woman discovers a guided process to utilize accomplishments to help regain confidence

The Crafty Lumberjacks - Two Actors Combine Hobbies and Romance to Create a Fun-Loving Brand

The Crafty Lumberjacks - Two Actors Combine Hobbies and Romance to Create a Fun-Loving Brand

A real-life couple use their love of crafting, acting skills, and sincerity to create a fun DIY crafting brand

Peter Papas - How A Dream Became a Remarkable Clothing Company

Peter Papas - How A Dream Became a Remarkable Clothing Company

Using his experiences and dream to bring a timeless men's clothing brand to life

Julian Mather - A Life of Discovery Leads to Helping Others

Julian Mather - A Life of Discovery Leads to Helping Others

Using his wild experiences as a sniper, cameraman, and magician, to help others with life changes

Jeff Sheldon - Creating a Unique Brand by Following a Dream

Jeff Sheldon - Creating a Unique Brand by Following a Dream

A graphic designer turned a t-shirt making experiment into a successful business and lifestyle

Wade Davis - Advocating for Equality and Compassion

Wade Davis - Advocating for Equality and Compassion

A former NFL player now educates others about gender, race, and orientation equality

Kalon Rae - Creating a Unique Path into the Music World

Kalon Rae - Creating a Unique Path into the Music World

How venturing out of the safe path allowed one man to pursue his dream career in music

Dijon Bowen - Self Discovery and Meaningful Connections Through Storytelling

Dijon Bowen - Self Discovery and Meaningful Connections Through Storytelling

The creator of Souls of Society and founding member of the band, Indigo Keys shares his story

Joe Pulizzi - Creating Growth and Fulfillment through Communication

Joe Pulizzi - Creating Growth and Fulfillment through Communication

The founder of Content Marketing Institute talks about career, advice, and children's foundation

Jared N Wright - A Journey to Combine Filmmaking, Music and Acting

Jared N Wright - A Journey to Combine Filmmaking, Music and Acting

A fascinating journey of a filmmaker, video producer, an electro pop band, and an actor

Loren Murphy - Meaningful Connections Through Social Media

Loren Murphy - Meaningful Connections Through Social Media

How the way he views the world informs his business with social media marketing

Henri Hebert - How an Exhausted Reality TV Producer Created A New Balance

Henri Hebert - How an Exhausted Reality TV Producer Created A New Balance

How health concerns became a serious wake up call to an obsessive focus on work

Dr. Phil Ricchiazzi - A Journey to Whole-Person Wellness in Hollywood

Dr. Phil Ricchiazzi - A Journey to Whole-Person Wellness in Hollywood

Creating his wellness career, learning from his struggles, and living a balanced life

Bonnie Tsang - An Editorial Photographer Captures the Hearts of Millions of People

Bonnie Tsang - An Editorial Photographer Captures the Hearts of Millions of People

Capturing arftful moments has earned Bonnie Tsang millions of followers

Jen Kober - From Funny Kid to Breakout Storytelling Comedian

Jen Kober - From Funny Kid to Breakout Storytelling Comedian

How one comedian is connecting with audiences just by telling her own stories

Victor Herrera - How a Past Graffiti Artist Created a Professional Art Career

Victor Herrera - How a Past Graffiti Artist Created a Professional Art Career

A self-taught artist pours his artistic talent into painting whimsical and twisted characters

Michael Paul Ziegfeld - Living His Dreams Because He Wants the Experience

Michael Paul Ziegfeld - Living His Dreams Because He Wants the Experience

Actor, producer and author, Michael Paul Ziegfeld is now living his dreams with new meaning

Janet Robin - How Doing What She Loves Created an Impressive Music Career

Janet Robin - How Doing What She Loves Created an Impressive Music Career

Musician Janet Robin shares the stories and passion behind her impressive musical career + LIVE PERFORMANCE

Jake Heilbrunn - How Asking Why Led to a Healing Journey to Central America

Jake Heilbrunn - How Asking Why Led to a Healing Journey to Central America

Feeling lost and depressed, Jake Hailbrunn leaves college to explore his why, and finds a whole new purpose

Darren Thompson - A Leap of Faith Turned a Woodworking Hobby into a Profitable Business

Darren Thompson - A Leap of Faith Turned a Woodworking Hobby into a Profitable Business

Darren Thompson turned a woodworking hobby into a trending and sought after business

Rocky Walls - How Realizing Our Stories and Potentional Brings Meaning to Everyone

Rocky Walls - How Realizing Our Stories and Potentional Brings Meaning to Everyone

Rocky Walls, co-founder of 12 Stars Media, is telling stories and helping people realize their potential

Evan Todd - A Passion for the Arts Created Opportunities to Help Others

Evan Todd - A Passion for the Arts Created Opportunities to Help Others

Evan Todd continues to evolve his entertainment career and explores his passions — all while helping others

Nicole Buergers - How Bees Created a New Chance at Happiness

Nicole Buergers - How Bees Created a New Chance at Happiness

Nicole Buergers left an online marketing career to start Houston's first beekeeping service and to follow a passion for cheese

Vincent Green-Hite - Using Crochet to Create Cute Anime and Pokémon Creatures

Vincent Green-Hite - Using Crochet to Create Cute Anime and Pokémon Creatures

Vincent Green-Hite combined his love for video games, Pokémon and crochet, to launch a new passion and business

Clinton Leupp (Miss Coco Peru) - The Intriguing Story Behind His Drag Icon

Clinton Leupp (Miss Coco Peru) - The Intriguing Story Behind His Drag Icon

Clinton Leupp, AKA Miss Coco Peru, has followed his dream of working in entertainment, and these are the stories of his unique journey

Rick Goldschmidt - How an Artist Became the Rankin/Bass Historian

Rick Goldschmidt - How an Artist Became the Rankin/Bass Historian

Rick Goldschmidt has made his passion for Rankin/Bass Productions his career and tells us about his journey

Heather Joy Miller - The Daring Transformation into a Professional Artist

Heather Joy Miller - The Daring Transformation into a Professional Artist

Heather Joy Miller shares her story of transformation, from a high tech sales professional, to following her passion as an artist

Leo Barahona - The Impact of Giving Back Through Martial Arts

Leo Barahona - The Impact of Giving Back Through Martial Arts

Leo Barahona is helping people understand themselves better and giving them a new way to be be successful in life

Matt Cullen - Keep Creating and Show It to the World

Matt Cullen - Keep Creating and Show It to the World

Actor, YouTuber and creative Matt Cullen, discusses his growing journey into online entertainment and Hollywood

Jack Rayner - A Life Full of Music, Determination and Clarity

Jack Rayner - A Life Full of Music, Determination and Clarity

Music Producer Jack Rayner shares his journey into music, the struggles, success and how it's fueled a fulfilled life

Parvesh Cheena - Behind-The-Scenes of a Working Actor

Parvesh Cheena - Behind-The-Scenes of a Working Actor

Parvesh Cheena talks about his acting life and working in Hollywood

Rene Siegel - Creating an Impact with Her Company and the Next Generation

Rene Siegel - Creating an Impact with Her Company and the Next Generation

Rene shares why she’s focused on helping the next generation succeed and how to live a fulfilled life

Carlton Russell - Making His Dream a Reality With Persistence & Faith

Carlton Russell - Making His Dream a Reality With Persistence & Faith

Carlton talks candidly about his unique life experiences as he follows his dream of becoming a Hollywood actor

Mel Soriano - Finding New Purpose on the Camino de Santiago

Mel Soriano - Finding New Purpose on the Camino de Santiago

Mel walks 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago and shares his experiences and goals for his pilgrimage

Highlights Episode: The First Three Months of Living Your Journey

Highlights Episode: The First Three Months of Living Your Journey

Christopher Swan and Ryan Dee take a look back at three months of conversations, advice, moments, and more

Pat Wadors - Living an Intentional Life and Helping People Flourish

Pat Wadors - Living an Intentional Life and Helping People Flourish

LinkedIn's Chief HR Officer is living life with intention, and helping people follow their passions

Color Theory - Creating Music and Mastering a Balanced Life

Color Theory - Creating Music and Mastering a Balanced Life

Color Theory's story of taking a levelheaded approach to being creative and still focusing on a full and balanced life

Anna Harris - Smart Opportunities and Experienced Goal-Setting

Anna Harris - Smart Opportunities and Experienced Goal-Setting

Anna's journey to interior design was on the path of smart opportunities and setting experience goals

Jerrod Maruyama - Designing an Artistic Career with Adorable Characters

Jerrod Maruyama - Designing an Artistic Career with Adorable Characters

Artist and Hipster Mickey (Mouse) illustrator Jerrod Maruyama, talks about his freelance career, growth, inspiration, and more

Danika O'Leary - It’s About Helping People Feel Human Again

Danika O'Leary - It’s About Helping People Feel Human Again

Danika shares love and free haircuts to help the homeless in her community

Vanessa Stump - Capturing Her Love of Photography

Vanessa Stump - Capturing Her Love of Photography

Vanessa has turned photography into a business and a lifestyle that's helping her reach life's goals

Garry Brooks - How a Love for Wine Started a New Career and Winery

Garry Brooks - How a Love for Wine Started a New Career and Winery

Garry Brooks shares how his winemaking began - going from a technology job to starting his own winery

Adrian Cropley - A Love for His Profession Creates Happier Employees

Adrian Cropley - A Love for His Profession Creates Happier Employees

Adrian Cropley talks about connecting value and meaning to your job, why he fell in love with his profession of internal communication, and more

Justin Michael Williams - Following His Life’s Dream and Passion of Being a Musician

Justin Michael Williams - Following His Life’s Dream and Passion of Being a Musician

Justin's transformation from a social media marketing entrepreneur to following his life’s dream of being a musician

Melanie Celis - A Cognitive Science Nerd Turned Hairstylist and Salon Owner

Melanie Celis - A Cognitive Science Nerd Turned Hairstylist and Salon Owner

How cut and color intertwines with Melanie Celis’ purpose and flow

Chris Gaida - How a Former Celebrity Escort Follows His Curiosity for Life

Chris Gaida - How a Former Celebrity Escort Follows His Curiosity for Life

Chris’s curiosity for life is his real passion and it’s amazing how that can lead to living a life filled with many adventures

Tina Zettel - How a Cake Designer Followed Her Aha Moment

Tina Zettel - How a Cake Designer Followed Her Aha Moment

A wine country cake designer discusses her love for making people happy, how she started, staying creative and more

Tony Tharae - Prioritizing His Passion for Storytelling and Filmmaking

Tony Tharae - Prioritizing His Passion for Storytelling and Filmmaking

Tony Tharae is making his passion for storytelling happen, based on his schedule and without traditional boundaries

Alex Babajanyan - How an Artist Transformed His Career

Alex Babajanyan - How an Artist Transformed His Career

Alex Babajanyan shares how he followed his love for art to eventually opening his own art academy