About The Awakened Nation Team

Brad Szollose, host of Awakened Nation

Your Host:
Brad Szollose

First things, first. How do you say Szollose?
It’s pronounced zol-us, (like 'solace' with a z).

Brad is an award-winning business author, serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, former C-Level executive of a publicly traded company, creative director and TEDX Speaker.

From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to  international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked with household names like MasterCard, American Management Association  and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new  generation.

After the release of his international bestselling book, Liquid Leadership, Brad was asked to be a guest and a host on hundreds of podcasts. Every business podcast had the same storyline. This made him realize he wanted a different conversation...a deeper conversation.

With executive producer Elizabeth Anne Hamilton, they launched Awakened Nation®. Brad interviews the next generation of idea makers, disruptors and the game-changers. You’ll hear from bestselling authors, professional athletes, activists, business professionals, rock stars, healers and others, who will share stories and the truths that will open your eyes.

After 35 years in NYC, Brad lives in the Southwest and the deserts of Las Vegas.

Executive Producer/CoHost:
Elizabeth Anne Hamilton

​Elizabeth is a seasoned book industry veteran, author, marketer and industry influencer with over ​2​0 years of experience working within ​the publishing industry. ​Her specialty is the strategic implementation of New York Times bestseller marketing campaigns for major publishing houses. ​

​Elizabeth's strategies have resulted in over ​one million books sold, and authors and consultants raising their rates ​generating millions of dollars in consulting fees.  

When not planning campaign strategy, Elizabeth is known for ​having an active and effective social media life. An influencer, both online and off, ​she ha​s spoken at Social Media Breakfast Houston, Social Media Day Houston, and Comicpalooza. Every Friday night, ​Elizabeth hosts a live stream radio show about David Bowie on Facebook for over 13​,000 listeners.

Elizabeth is also an accomplished writer, having been published in Military.com and Thrive Global, and others. ​​Her most recent work, Outline: Write Your Book Faster With a Plan, helps authors create an actionable plan to get started on their writing.

​Elizabeth ha​s a heart for charity and awareness work, most especially in anti-human trafficking efforts and LGBT issues. In 2017, they co-organized and marketed a charity art show for The Landing and United Against Human Trafficking.

Elizabeth will always call New York home but divides ​her time in Houston and Las Vegas. ​Her love of art, David Bowie, science fiction and rambling through the wilderness keeps her personal life active.

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