Are You Waiting for Permission?

a podcast for those who don't want to wait any longer

Are You Waiting for Permission is a podcast created and hosted by
Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett since March 2021.

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A show dedicated to those of us who have stood on the edge, waiting for others to give us permission to pursue our dreams. Join us as we interview artists, actors and creative beings who are giving permission to themselves – and others!Please support this podcast on Patreon -link is below. Thank you!

Join us on our first ever,


for Are You Waiting for Permission!

On November 25th, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM ET -OR- until we raise $5K!

Inspired by the delightfully amazing 50 years of service work by Jerry Lewis' tel-a-thons, we're inspired to bring you 12 full hours of podcasting!We'll be LIVE on Youtube, FB, LinkedIn, and WBSX-DB Radio with special guests throughout the day.Our goal is to raise $5,000 USD, with a portion of those funds being donated to support girls' education through the Malala Fund.We're excited to have you listen, share and donate!Thank you, and see you on the 25th!

Listen to Episode 84 with confidence coach, Paul Levitin!

Episode 85

A conversation with life, death and abundance expert, Natasha Sharma

Natasha Sharma is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Author, Speaker, Mentor and Hypnobirthing Instructor DipHB (KGH, UK) based out of Mumbai, India. Her passion is Money and Manifestation, Her mission is to have conversations about Death, thereby normalizing them. Her expertise is in using somatic expressions to heal and guide people to find the root cause of physical injuries and diseases.

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"Two excellent hosts. One terrific show!"

What a fantastic show! Meridith and Joseph ask thoughtful, evocative questions that get to the heart of self-confidence and the creative spirit. They’re knowledgeable, gracious, and hilarious. Highly recommended!

—Izolda T.

"Great conversation starter"

Inspiring and thought provoking and funny. This podcast is easy to listen to, it is not just for people who are struggling with “waiting for permission” but for all people interested in other people and their stories.

—Dan and Annabel

"So authentic!"

Meridith and Joseph have such a great chemistry. The vibe of their podcasts is authentic, caring and fun. I listen to lots of other podcasts, but theirs is loving and real. I look forward tp every episode!


Meet your hosts — Meridith & Joseph

Listen to Episode 84 with confidence coach, Paul Levitin!

Meridith Grundei

Public Speaking Coach | Facilitator | Speaker
Grundei Coaching, LLC

Listen to Episode 84 with confidence coach, Paul Levitin!

Joseph Bennett

Assemblage Artist | Coach | Author
Art by Bennett

Are You Waiting For Permission? A podcast for those who don't want to wait any longer... is co-hosted by Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett — friends, actors, improvisers and artists.

Meridith lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors.Joseph lives in San Miguel de Allende, México and coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life.

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