Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and special guest Mitchell Levy, the AHA Guy

May 18, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes Mitchell Levy, the AHA Guy

Mitchell Levy (pronounced Lee Vee) is The AHA Guy at AHAthat ( who empowers thought leaders to share their genius. His superpower of extracting the genius from your head in a two-hour interview so you can then share it with those that need to see it. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books.

Mitchell is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author with fifty-nine business books. He's provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, has advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. In addition to these accomplishments, he’s been happily married for twenty-eight years and regularly spends four weeks annually in a European country with his family and friends.


Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and guest Dr. Glenville Ashby

May 4, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes Dr. Glenville Ashby

Glenville Ashby, Ph.D. is an Emotional Intelligence Thought Leader, Life Coach, author, journalist, syndicated newspaper columnist, wellness counselor, and lecturer. Dr. Ashby is a certified QiGong instructor who studied under Grandmaster Zhou Ting-Je and SifuTina Zhan, a Wellness Consultant at the Harlem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Master Reiki practitioner; a certified meditation instructor; and an initiate in the Ifá tradition. A prolific writer, Dr. Ashby’s literary works include The Mystical QiGong Handbook for Good Health, Anam Cara: Your Soul Friend and Bridge to Enlightenment and Creativity which received the Literary Titan Gold Book Awards, The Believers: The Hidden World of West Indian in Spiritualism in New York, and One Hundred Paths To God, which is scheduled for release in early 2018. Ashby also authored, “In Search of Truth: A Course in Religious Psychology,” which is being released in May of this year.


Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and special guest J. Elliot Howard

April 20, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes J. Elliot Howard

Poet and Author J. Elliot Howard was born in Findlay, Ohio. At the age of 16, his family moved to Sugar Land, TX. Shortly after moving, he began to write. No matter where he went, writing followed. He wrote while attending the University Of Houston, transferring and graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, graduate school at Bowling Green State University, marriage, fatherhood, and all points in between. Poetry is his snapshot in time because words mean more than pictures to him. They allow him to look, remember, and truly embrace each new experience.

He loves the city of Houston. Houston is where he met his wife, and where his son was born. Writing has enabled him to express himself thoroughly and creatively. Life is more than "happy love." At times, he has had to say good-bye. Sometimes, he has had to give chase. In other situations, he has had to sit still. Nevertheless, in all of the places he has lived, and moments he has experienced, all are worthwhile.


Somewhere In The Middle with Michele Barard and special guest I-netha Dickerson-Knox

April 6, 2018

Somewhere In The Middle with Michele Barard welcomes author I-netha Dickerson-Knox

I-netha Dickerson-Knox is from Milwaukee Wisconsin but currently resides in Lake Wales, Florida. She began writing songs at the age of 13 and fell in love with writing. While in high school, I-netha developed various intrests including writing, drama and dance. She was a victim of bullying and aspires to be a role model for those who feel insecure about themselves and think about suicide.  She enjoys reading, writing and loves meeting her readers and getting to know them.


Somewhere In The Middle w/Michele Barard with Guest Bernard N. Lee, Jr.

March 23, 2018

Somewhere In The Middle Welcomes Guest Bernard N. Lee, Jr.

Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. He traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in his memoir; “A Look Back In Time: Memoir of a Military Kid In The Fifties.”

Bernie attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., joined the Army ROTC Program, obtained a private pilot’s license, a regular army commission, and retired as a Captain from the Army Reserves. Upon graduating, Bernie joined AT&T in New Jersey, where he worked until his retirement in 2003. Bernie also taught classes at Somerset VoTech and led a group called PACE, preparing high school students for STEM programs in college.

Bernie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI); Georgia Writer’s Association; Books By Brats, Writers Helping Writers, and Indie Author writers’ groups.

Bernie is also a member of the Nuremberg Alumni Association and the “How Big Is Your Dream Foundation (HBIYD?!)”.

Bernie resides in Conyers, Georgia, with Edwina (his wife of forty-one wonderful years), where he teaches “Chess for Advanced and Beginning students” in an after school program.


Somewhere In The Middle with Michele Barard w/guest Dr. Kendra Davis-Burch

March 9, 2018

Somewhere In The Middle welcomes Dr. Kendra Davis-Burch

Kendra is a 1999 & 2009 graduate of Winston-Salem State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology (1999) & a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (2009). She is also a 2016 graduate of Apex School of Theology where she earned a Masters of Divinity Degree. Kendra earned a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Biblical Studies at Apex School of Theology May 2017.

In 2010, Kendra established K*METAMORPHOSIS, a Christian counseling organization whose vision, mission and philosophy was birthed out of the desire to fill a much needed treatment gap in the community. The organization’s mission is to utilize a holistic approach to restore fallen humanity. This organization believes that individuals; despite their past are capable of transforming spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

In 2012, Kendra became a published author. Her book Rivers of Life, a collection of life changing sermons and homilies; has been said to be resource that will empower you and inspire you to bounce back from anything. Many have described it as a spiritual vitamin that will rejuvenate, revitalize and refresh you! Kendra has released her second book NO MORE DISCOUNTS: “Lessons Learned Living Single!” A therapeutic tool used by many who have found themselves in the vicious cycle of abuse and toxic relationships, while seeking love and happiness. Kendra’s transparency in this book has empowered others to heal, forgive and move beyond the pain to finding their purpose! In May of 2017 Kendra released her third literary project PRAY MORE, TALK LESS.


Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and special guest Geraldine Hollis of the Tougaloo Nine

February 23, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle welcomes Geraldine Hollis of the Tougaloo Nine

Geraldine Edwards Hollis is a wife, mother, and grandmother who resides in Stockton, CA. She attended Tougaloo College in her home state of Mississippi. While at Tougaloo, she embarked on a Historical Event that Changed History in Mississippi. As a member of the “Tougaloo Nine,” Ms. Hollis and the rest of the Tougaloo Nine were instrumental in desegregating libraries in Mississippi.

Mrs. Hollis is an author who published her first book Back to Mississippi in 2011. She is a public speaker, community activist, and volunteer with several non- profits. She constantly encourages, enlightens and mentors in living life while continuing to overcome adversity. She is strong in her beliefs and generous in her contributions. Mrs. Hollis enjoys living a healthy life and knows that education is a force to enable accountability to self and community. Her second book, March Memories, is geared for young audiences. She answers the questions of why she put her life on the line and her future in jeopardy. Her story shows that anyone can overcome challenges in their lives.


Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard with Special Guest William Carroll

February 10, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes poet William Carroll

37-year-old William Carroll is a native of Los Angeles who grew up at Big Bear Lake. He’s an Army veteran with three years of active duty and five years reserve duty including one tour of Iraq in 2016. William Carroll is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a BA in English Literature and is currently pursuing his Masters in Theological Studies at Azusa Pacific University, where he’s due to graduate in May of this year. William is also the creator of Best to Forget: Art and Poetry and Selected Poems: Fragments and Rudiments: 1998-2010, both of which are available on


Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and Special Guest Kolany Chatmon, Sr.

January 26, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard welcomes Kolany Chatmon, Sr.

Kolany Chatmon Sr. is a native New Yorker who comes to us from Arizona by way of Omaha. He’s a writer, tattoo artist, and entrepreneur. He’s also the founder of the Billion Dollar Blueprint Movement.

This interview was conducted by telephone about a month ago so unfortunately, we won’t be taking any calls today, but I think you’ll find what he shares with us interesting, entertaining, and enlightening.


Replay: Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and guests Steven Hutchinson and Lyn Laporte

January 12, 2018

Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and guests Steven Hutchinson and Lyn Laporte

This replay of the final episode of Somewhere in the Middle of 2017 focuses on getting our money and our minds and spirits right to move into 2018. The show features two special guests, Steven Hutchinson, tax and finance guru, and Lyn LaPorte, spiritual advisor.

About Steven Hutchinson

Steven Hutchinson was born in New York City in the Spring of 1959.

He is one of seven children who more than survived childhood in New York City. He is a warrior who fights for his integrity and the integrity of his people.  Steven Hutchinson has read hundreds of books, traveled to all 50 states, visited India five times, studied yoga, meditation, and the major religions. He was a Hindu Priest for 15 years and is the author of Power Thought, a handbook for consciousness, and Budget Make It Now!

Steven Hutchinson is presently writing his 3rd book, which addresses black entrepreneurship and the psychological warfare that is involved in that mighty endeavor.

He has had many business failures, which is the only real way to grow as an entrepreneur and be able to share that experience to help others. He is an entrepreneur focused on building an Empire, building a pyramid, building a society of Consciousness.

Steven Hutchinson owns and operates Power Taxx which is an income tax startup, which he started as a lean start-up. He also is a licensed Insurance agent who provides financial products and teaches people how money works.

Steven Hutchinson believes that since we live in a consumer nation, we need to be producers to satisfy the needs, wants and demands of our people.

About Lyn Laporte

Lyn Laporte is one of the most highly regarded and sought after intuitive counselor/mediums in the Southeastern United States. Often described as highly compassionate, down-to-earth, and intuitive, she acts as a bridge between the seen and unseen.

Although Lyn was extremely intuitive and a natural medium from birth, it wasn’t until later in life, she began working with clients. To date, she has worked with more than 1,500 clients since 2000.

When working with the unseen, also known as spirit, Lyn acts as a conduit to help you reconnect with your loved ones who have crossed over into spirit form. Lyn finds being of service to those in need to be an honor and very sacred work.

Along with providing private readings for her clients, Lyn also assists others with their personal development. She shares her wisdom and experiences with the world by hosting workshops and webinars throughout the year.

It is Lyn’s prayer that everyone in need can experience a genuine and meaningful connection with spirit.