Gary Spears talks about using breakthrough to support community

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Host Rebeccah Silence turns the tables, interviewing big-hearted radio personality “Big Poppa” Gary Spears, usually the guy in the interviewer seat. Gary knows what it takes to be a trusted voice, using his platform on the air to support his community. On the podcast he shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a credible spokesman. Gary’s story will inspire you to believe that you can become a person of influence in your community too.

Gary likens experiencing breakthrough in life to playing a video game—a player grows by breaking through one level at a time, earning more power and weapons to better equip them to achieve the next level. One of the ways he’s done it was to co-create, with Rebeccah, two radio shows to help listeners lead their best lives. With titles like “Confession Tuesday” and “Wellness Wednesday” there’s little doubt why the audience grew.

The emphasis on being local and supporting local is at the heart of earning the trust and respect of the community. Gary’s genuine enthusiasm for his job and his passion for connecting with his listeners and ability to be vulnerable have allowed him to become someone whose opinion is valued. Any movement can begin with a single person, willing to share their story, attracting like-minded individuals.

Gary’s advice if you don’t see a path to following your passion? “Blaze the trail.”
Connect with Gary Spears on all social media outlets @bigpoppacny. We’re always Tougher Together! Please tune in to other episodes of our Breakthrough podcast and explore the human connection between us.

Rebeccah Silence, is a speaker, coach and international media personality, who survived cancer while pregnant and has impacted hundreds of thousands of listeners through her radio programs and appearances. She is the Creator of the HEALING IS POSSIBLE movement and courses and is committed to helping others heal their traumas. As a certified world-class Emotional Healing Coach, Rebeccah is uniquely qualified to facilitate breakthroughs to wellness and transformation while she inspires hope and possibility in even the most challenging times. She is best known for healing heartbreak, and her clients frequently tell her that she brought them “back to life”!

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