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Life Changes Show, 18/01/2021

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The Power is in the asking - ANGELA COVANY, JOAN E. WAKELAND, KELLY D. SMITH, LORI RAUPE; and Musical Guest: L-DIXON

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“The Power Is In The Asking,” with Guests, Authors, Angela Covany, Joan E. Wakeland, Kelly D. Smith, and Lori Raupe; and Musical Guest, Multi-Passionate Rapper, L-Dixon, on The LIFE CHANGES Show #616


Guest, Angela Covany

Guest Name
Angela Covany
Guest Occupation
Book Publisher, Entrepreneur, Artist, Illustrator and Author
Guest Biography


CEO/ Founder of Publishing Company: Havana Book Group LLCDirector for Global Society For Female Entrepreneurs in Ventura Ca. (GSFE)Previous Director for National Association For Female Executives in Ventura and Santa Barbara, Ca. (NAFE)

Angela is a published Author/ Artist/ Illustrator. Her first book Titled “SILVER LINING ABSTRACTS” was published in June of 2016.

She has also been a contributing author in the adult coloring book. Holiday Express, both published through Blue Star Press The Anthology Titled “Entrepreneurial Women of Faith,” and is a contributing author in Robbie Motter’s Book Titled “It’s All about Showing Up; The Power is in the Asking.”

Angela has been recognized with 3 separate awards by two seated presidents from 2016-2021 for her dedication to her community. One of those awards was the Lifetime Achievements Award.

Angela has also been awarded by many city and state municipalities recognizing the efforts Angela has made to help others personally and professionally.

Guest, Joan E Wakeland

Guest Name
Joan E Wakeland
Guest Occupation
Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur
Guest Biography


Joan Wakeland-Taylor was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica,W.I. She graduated from the University of Technology as a Pharmacist in 1964. She migrated to the United States and continued her Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Joan is a Published Author and Speaker. She has received many awards for her achievements throughout her life, including The Lifetime Achievement Award from two Presidents of the United States Of America. She is well respected by her peers and clients.

Joan is the Director of the Riverside, and of Hemet CA, affiliates of the Global Society of Female Entrepreneurs and the Past President of the General Federation of Woman’s Club Menifee/Sun City chapter. She  has dedicated herself to the GSFE organization and the success of its members as well as the success of the Woman’s group. She gives her time and talent to touch lives and make a difference. “That is her passion, making a difference.”  In her work she touches many other 501 c3 non profits. She serves on the GSFE Advisory Board.

Joan is the past President Of GFWC Menifee Sun City Woman’s Club and serves on the Advisory Committee Circle of Promise Member for the Susan G Komen Foundation in the Inland Empire.

Guest, Kelly D Smith

Guest Name
Kelly D Smith
Guest Occupation
Author, dynamic speaker, Special Education
Guest Biography


Kelly encountered many challenges in life that were devised to stop her from experiencing the best life has for her. Kelly found she was not alone. In the midst of calamity, sorrow, and suffering, she found God and the faith to get through the difficulties of life.

Learning that fear has the power to control her life if she let it, Kelly discovered she could be a victim or a victor, her choice. Fear is just a word that is powerless unless she gives it power. The word of God freed her, healed her, and set her life on an amazing path.

Kelly is an author and dynamic speaker. She has a Master’s degree in Special Education with 21 plus years of experience. Recently, in 2020, she was a recipient of the All Women Rock Award, CD Wilson Events. Senator Morrell awarded her The Woman of Distinction for the city of Menifee 2017. Some of her other awards include The Senate Certificate of Recognition 2017, The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2016 recognized by seated President Obama.

Kelly is a #1 best-selling author of Your Amazing Itty, Bitty Book on Faith, 15 Chapters to Overcome Fear and Live a Life of Victory, available in digital and paperback from Amazon.

Guest, Lori Raupe

Guest Name
Lori Raupe
Guest Occupation
International speaker, trainer, corporate consultant and life strategist, and a three-time #1 International Best Selling Author
Guest Biography


Lori Raupe is a highly sought-after international speaker, trainer, corporate consultant and life strategist, and a three-time #1 International Best Selling Author.  Lori was recognized as an Author of Influence by The Connected Women of Influence in 2020.  She was recognized by John Maxwell as a person who lives by his culture of Living Intentionally in 2020. She received The Presidential Silver Medal for Volunteerism presented on World Kindness Day.  

Following a 25-year career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, she joined the elite John Maxwell Team. This global team of coaches, trainers, and speakers teach leadership, communication, team-building, and personality insights, adding value to their clients and audiences. Lori has put her extensive experience and passion to work, earning much-deserved recognition and accolades. 

Her heart-breaking story of the loss of her young daughter, followed by losing all her worldly possessions in the California Cedar Fire has been the inspiration for her to dedicate herself to helping people achieve results, create greater successes, and find more fulfilled in their lives and help organizations maximize their potential.

Guest, L-Dixon

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Guest Occupation
Entrepreneur, Music Producer, Web Designer, Writer, Video producer
Guest Biography


L-Dixon is a multi-passionate creative seeking to help uplift humanity through his various outlets. Whether it be through entrepreneurship, music production, web design, writing or video production, his focus is on utilizing those skills to manifest a vision of a freer, more sustainable and abundant world.  

As the founder of Autonomite, L-Dixon has helped amplify many prominent activist and freedom oriented brands such as NeverGetBusted, The Dollar Vigilante, Anarchapulco and The Freedom! Line.  He currently spends most of his time Co-Producing the FREEDOM PORTAL show with Foster Gamble of ThriveOn. 

Life Changes Show

Show Host

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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