Leigh Martinuzzi



Hello Gang, here is my short bio. I am passionate about life and try only do things that have purpose- this hasn't always be the case. This is why The Hidden Why exists. It has been created out of inspiration and as I take my own journey into personal transformation I want to share all that I learn with my audience. I hope you can tune in and have a listen to some of my solo shows and episodes in which I interview inspiring guests. Peace, passion and purpose.


  • 1004 Peter Russell - Letting Go of No-Thing

    27/08/2021 Duration: 46min

    Letting Go of Nothing Attachment! Defined often as that which blocks one's ability to be truly happy with life. In this conversation, I speak with Peter Russell about the art and benefits of "Letting Go". Spiritual, yes! Impactful on the quality of one's life, absolutely! Please enjoy. Guest Bio. Peter Russell, author of Letting Go of Nothing and From Science to God, earned degrees in theoretical physics, psychology, and computer science at the University of Cambridge in England, where he studied for a time with Stephen Hawking. He studied meditation and Eastern philosophy in India and later conducted research into the neurophysiology of meditation. He coined the term global brain with his 1980s bestseller of the same name (100,000 copies sold), in which he predicted the internet and the impact it would have on humanity. He lives in Northern California.

  • 1003 Lee McIntyre - How to Talk to a Science Denier

    27/08/2021 Duration: 01h03min

    How to Talk to a Science Denier “Climate change is a hoax—and so is coronavirus.” “Vaccines are bad for you.” These days, many of our fellow citizens reject scientific expertise and prefer ideology to facts. They are not merely uninformed—they are misinformed. In my interview with Lee, we discuss science denial as a whole. Not only how to talk to people who disagree with science but insights into the differences into what's true and whatnot, what science and whats note, what's fake news and what's not and more importantly how this information is being communicated and why often doubt is created. Guest Bio. Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. He is the author of Dark Ages: The Case for a Science of Human Behavior, Post-Truth, and The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience, all published by the MIT Press.

  • 1001 Dr Michael Presti - The Opioid Crisis

    27/08/2021 Duration: 37min

    The Opioid Crisis In this interview, I speak with Dr Michael Presti who is the CEO of SafeRX Pharmaceuticals, a company that is focused on helping reduce the risk of prescription opioid overdose. Michael shares his views on the current opioid epidemic in the United States and the causes of it. Including insights into the functions of the FDA and how certain approvals have slipped past their gates. It's one to get you thinking and certainly a little of the topic we discuss current vaccinations and possible associated risks. Guest Bio. Dr. Michael Presti, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic-trained neurologist and the CEO of SafeRX Pharmaceuticals – a pharmaceutical company focused on creating safer communities by reducing the risk of prescription opioid overdose. This is completed through a patented new platform of alcohol-resistant opioids (ARO’s). As 2020 was a record breaking year for opioid overdoses, Dr. Michael Presti can speak directly to doctors who have seen the crisis first hand and focus their experiences and re

  • 1002 David Wood - Name That Mouse

    25/08/2021 Duration: 29min

    Name That Mouse This is David's second time on the podcast and in this conversation, I had an opportunity to discuss his upcoming book Name That Mouse. It happens to most of us every day, something happens that annoys us and instead of naming it, we avoid it. Instead of responding with thought, we are triggered and react. David shares some insightful processes and ideas about how we can learn to respond better in such situations, name the mice, and take better ownership of the situation. Communication is key! And done right, can lead to a win/win for all parties involved. Guest Bio. David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety an

  • 999 Dr Fred DiDomenico - You Are More Powerful Than You Think

    19/08/2021 Duration: 51min

    You Are More Powerful Than You Think Talk about being HEALED. What a very insightful conversation with Dr Fred Didomenico. A spiritual journey in finding purpose and discovering more about how we can transform our lives. We talk spinal energy and health and delve off into topics about the current global COVID pandemic. Amazing stuff! Guest Bio. Dr. Fred DiDomenico is an entrepreneur, author, thought- leader, renowned chiropractor, and lifestyle mentor helping millions around the globe to live a healthier, happier, and more empowered life through his physical, emotional and spiritual healing modalities taught to doctors with his Elite Coaching, and to the public with his You Are More Powerful Than You Think and H.E.AL.E.D. program. His proven, business transforming and life-changing systems help people to tap into their innate power, heal their bodies and their past. Dr. Fred’s vision is to make his system the standard of healthcare for the betterment of humanity.

  • 998 Chris Felton - Money Mindset

    03/08/2021 Duration: 37min

    Money Mindset Chris and his wife Marlow have some pretty significant stories when it comes to money struggles. You are NOT alone! Money is a leading cause of divorce, and many couples think they are alone with their financial struggles or have given up. What Chris really explains with detailed routines in this conversation is that all the tools and resources we need to better manage money and create financial freedom are available. The biggest problem is our money mindset. That's where we must begin to escape our money problems and welcome money projects. Guest Bio. Chris is a Founder and Principal of his own financial services business, which he started in 1999. He leads and trains over 220+ agents with over 30,000 clients. He is a top 50 earner in his company out of 45,000 plus agents and is a national speaker and trainer for his firm. He has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Market Watch, Nasdaq.com, Yahoo Finance, US News and World Report and is a top leader in one of the largest financial services firm

  • 997 Christian Busch - The Serendipity Mindset

    28/07/2021 Duration: 42min

    The Serendipity Mindset Good luck isn’t just chance—it can be learned and leveraged—and The Serendipity Mindset explains how you can use serendipity to make life better at work, at home—everywhere. My conversation with the Author of The Serendipity Mindset, Christian Busch, discussing the ins and outs of how we can all create more opportune moments in life. “A wise, exciting, and life-changing book” Arianna Huffington Guest Bio. Prof. Dr. Christian Busch is one of the world’s leading experts on innovation, purpose-driven leadership, and cultivating serendipity. He directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, and also teaches at the London School of Economics. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation Lab and co-founded the Sandbox Network, a global community of young innovators, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening purpose-driven CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts,

  • 996 David Richman - Winning in The Middle of The Pack

    28/07/2021 Duration: 49min

    Winning in The Middle of The Pack My interview with David Richman about his journey from being an overweight smoker in an abusive relationship to becoming an Ultraman triathlete. Setting measurable, attainable, and meaningful goals help get his life back on track to one that drove within rather than by external measures. David shares his concept of “winning in the middle of the pack” and discusses how we all can get more out of ourselves than we ever imagined. We also discuss his 5000 miles ride across the country meeting people who share remarkable stories dealing with cancer trauma and survivial. Be inspired! Guest Bio. David is an author, public speaker, philanthropist, and endurance athlete whose mission is to form more meaningful human connections through storytelling. In his first book, Winning in the Middle of the Pack, he discussed how to get more out of ourselves than ever imagined. With Cycle of Lives, David shares the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma and delves deeply into their

  • 995 Shannah Kennedy - The Life Plan

    19/07/2021 Duration: 43min

    The Life Plan An inspiring conversation with Shannah Kennedy discussing her work and how we can find the path to the Ultimate Life. Many great life hacks and practices shared in this interview. Keep it simple! Guest Bio. With over 15 years experience to her name, Shannah Kennedy is one of Australia’s foremost strategic life coaches. Her proven expertise enables clients to gain control of their lives in order to achieve their visions and goals. With an intuitively tactical yet caring approach, Shannah applies her knowledge, energy, drive and spirit to motivate and inspire others to shift their life, career and business dreams to reality.[..]

  • 994 Rachel Fiori - Freedom

    19/07/2021 Duration: 26min

    Freedom Today I speak with Rachel Fiori on how to go about discovering real freedom. Enjoy! Guest Bio. Rachel is the CEO of The Masters of Self University, and the creator of Mystical Life Coach Certification™ (Mental & Emotional Master), The High Profile-Highly Sensitive Person Coaching Program™; and the breakthrough emotional intelligence training “How to Raise Your Emotional IQ.” Rachel trains individuals and certifies coaches on how to master life and love. She also specializes in coaching high-profile people who are Highly Sensitive People (HSP’s). She utilizes the Fiori Transformation Framework ™ to guide people to their human-spirit integration point,™ which is the access point where self-transformation and healing are activated. This is where people and couples can let go of painful mental, emotional, behavioural, and inner child programs, and are guided through self-realization so they can be free from suffering, create sacred relationships, and fulfil their life’s potential.

  • 993 Leidy Klotz - Subtract

    09/07/2021 Duration: 44min

    Subtract: The Untapped Science of Less In this interview, I speak with Leidy Klotz about his book Subtract. Blending evidence across science and design, Subtract The Untapped Science of Less: The Untapped Science of Less offers a revolution in problem-solving: proving why we overlook subtraction, and how we can access its true potential. Guest Bio. Leidy Klotz studies and writes about how we transform things from how they are to how we want them to be. His research on the science of problem-solving has appeared in both Nature and Science and has been covered in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post among national newspapers on five continents. A professor at the University of Virginia, Leidy has authored more than 80 original research articles and writes on applications of his research for design, art, parenting, personal finance, climate change, and many other fields.

  • 992 Fleet Maull - Radical Responsibility

    09/07/2021 Duration: 57min

    Radical Responsibility What is the greatest obstacle to your fulfillment, success, and happiness? "It's the belief," teaches Fleet Maull, "that your current situation, whatever it is, has the power to determine your future." This is my discussion with Fleet Maull - an invitation to discover personal freedom, authentic relationships, and limitless possibility Guest Bio. Fleet Maull, PhD, CMT-P, is an author, meditation teacher, management consultant, trainer and executive coach who facilitates deep transformation for individuals and organizations through his philosophy and program of Radical Responsibility©. He is a tireless and dedicated peacemaker and servant leader working for positive social transformation and a more just and sustainable global society.

  • 991 J.F. Benoist - Addicted to the Monkey Mind

    06/07/2021 Duration: 34min

    Addicted to the Monkey Mind In this interview I speak with JF Benoist about his book Addcited to the monkey mind. A insightful conversation about how we can shift our programmed way of thinking and change our mindset to enhance our life. Come to understand your inner workings and from their aim to adopt new practices to change your conditioned responses. Guest Bio. JF Benoist was frustrated with traditional addiction treatment, so he turned the model on its head. Benoist founded The Exclusive Hawaii, a non 12 step holistic rehab. He created a new therapeutic methodology, Experiential Engagement Therapy (EET). He authored the bestselling self-help book, Addicted to the Monkey Mind. Benoist’s speciality is teaching people how to quiet that negative voice in their head — and instead develop a powerful new mindset that creates long-lasting change.

  • 990 - Greg McKeown - Essentialism & Effortless

    05/07/2021 Duration: 57min

    Essentialism & Effortless A great conversation with Greg Mckeown discussing his work and recent books Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most. What if you could learn how to choose in both work and life what is essential and then make that which is essential become effortless? This is what Greg hopes to inspire us all to better understand. Enjoy! Guest Bio. Greg McKeown is a speaker, a bestselling author, and the host of the popular podcast What’s Essential. He has been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Politico, and Inc., has been interviewed on NPR, NBC, Fox, and The Steve Harvey Show, and is among the most popular bloggers for LinkedIn. He is also a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum. McKeown’s New York Times bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less has sold more than a million copies worldwide. Originally from London, England, he now lives in California with his wife, Anna, and their four

  • 989 Andy Norman - Mental Immunity

    11/06/2021 Duration: 54min

    Mental Immunity In this interview I talk with Andy Norman about his book Mental Immunity: Infectious Ideas, Mind-Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think. Hailed as “a feast for thought,” Mental Immunity melds cutting-edge work in science and philosophy into an “astonishingly enlightening and productive” solution to the signature problem of our age. A practical guide to spotting and removing bad ideas, a stirring call to transcend our petty tribalisms, and a serious bid to bring humanity to its senses. Please enjoy! Guest Bio. Andy Norman directs the Humanism Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. He studies how ideologies short-circuit minds and corrupt moral understanding. Then he develops tools that help people reason together in more fruitful ways. He's done research on the evolutionary origins of human reasoning and the norms that make dialogue fruitful. He works to clarify the foundations of responsible thinking about what matters, and likes to engage audiences on topics related to scienc

  • 988 Dennis Berry - Funky Wisdom

    05/06/2021 Duration: 39min

    Funky Wisdom: A Practical Guide To Life In this interview with Dennis Berry, he shares his personal journey with raw honesty and shows how he was able to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction, health problems, financial difficulties, relationship issues and basically just deal with “growing up” a little later in life. You will learn principles that you can apply in every aspect of your life to help make you wealthier, healthier, happier, and wiser. Some great Funky Wisdom... enjoy! Pick up a copy of Dennis's book Funky Wisdom: A Practical Guide To Life here. Guest Bio. Dennis Berry is a Master Life Coach and has been working with people worldwide for over 15 years. With modern technology, he can work with anybody anywhere via Zoom. He is also the author of "Funky Wisdom: A Practical Guide To Life" available on Amazon. His expertise is in Life Mastery. He has been sober since April 8, 2003 during which time he became a successful businessman, athlete, and family man. His journey in recovery helped him find

  • 987 Joy Scott - Magenta Nation

    05/06/2021 Duration: 30min

    Magenta Nation A discussion about creating a path to healing ourselves, and our nation. Joy shares ideas on how we can bring more hope, insight, and a roadmap to make positive change. Based on the power of intention, Joy's book, "Magenta Nation" will help you define your vision for yourself, your community, your nation, and your world, and to find and create "Third Force", out-of-the-box pathways that unite us towards a common goal. Enjoy! Guest Bio. Joy Scott is driven by a passion to make a difference. She actively seeks out innovators and “best-of-breed” companies that improve the well-being of their clients and consumers. Then, with insight and influence, she guides them to deliver maximum impact in their markets – driving sales, reputation, and growth with a blend of strategic thinking, relentless pursuit of results, and diplomacy.

  • 986 Shannon Hayes - Redefining Rich

    05/06/2021 Duration: 37min

    Redefining Rich In our dysfunctional economy, “success” often comes at great personal cost . . . we’re tired, we’re stressed out, and we have no time for family and friends. It’s time to redefine “rich.” Perhaps there is need to redefine what a "rich life" looks and feels like to you. Shannon and her family have done it and she is here to share her story with you today. Pick up a copy of Shannon's book Redefining Rich: Achieving True Wealth with Small Business, Side Hustles, and Smart Living here. Guest Bio. Shannon Hayes operates Sap Bush Hollow Farm, Cafe & Vacation Lodging in the Catskill mountains of New York State with three generations of her family. She is the host of The Hearth of Sap Bush Hollow podcast and author of several books, including The Grassfed Gourmet, Radical Homemakers, and forthcoming Redefining Rich: Achieving True Wealth with Small Business, Side Hustles, and Smart Living. You can learn more about her life and business at sapbush.com, or follow her on Instagram @sapbushshannon.

  • 985 Grace Marshall - Struggle

    27/05/2021 Duration: 44min

    Struggle In a world that’s obsessed with fast hacks, quick wins, and Instagram-perfection (cue “Everything is Awesome”), struggle has become taboo. A sign that something’s gone horribly wrong. But what if we’ve got it all wrong about getting it wrong? What if struggle isn’t a battle to fight, a trap to avoid, or a sign of weakness? What if struggle is precisely where the magic happens - where we do our best, most important work? In this interview, I talk with Grace Marshall about struggle and how we can use our Struggles' as opportunities.

  • 984 Kai Whiting - Being Better

    21/05/2021 Duration: 54min

    Being Better An insightful chat with Kai Whiting discussing the benefits of stoicism on being better. In the post-pandemic world is this the new normal and what are the implications we will face. We delve in to living with virtue and in accordance with nature, explained beautifully with Kai in this conversation. Guest Bio. Kai Whiting is a researcher and lecturer in sustainability and Stoicism based at UCLouvain, Belgium. He Tweets @kaiwhiting and blogs over at StoicKai.com

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