082 | Bonus Episode: The Profound Freedom Found in a Self-Forgiveness Practice

082 | Bonus Episode: The Profound Freedom Found in a Self-Forgiveness Practice

Confession.  Atonement.  A fearless and searching self-inventory (AA).  Religion, 12 Step Programs, and self-help are full of exercises helping us take stock and finding forgiveness with the help of others or a higher power. 

What I find often lacking is one more step.  Self-Forgiveness.  The act of letting ourselves off the hook once another person or G-d does. 

081 I Conquering Fear to Create Masterpieces

081 I Conquering Fear to Create Masterpieces

Nadine joins me to share her passion for creativity and how she found her love for painting. She describes what her life was like being an artist while also suffering from ADHD and she explains how art and creativity helped her learn to love herself. Nadine also discusses the importance of having a fire in you when it comes to doing what you set out to do. 

080 I Repurpose Your Career (and Life) with Career Design Expert Marc Miller

080 I Repurpose Your Career (and Life) with Career Design Expert Marc Miller

Marc joins me today to share his passion for guiding others in their second half of life. He explains the necessity of planning your life beyond retirement age and why having a career is not out of the question. He discusses the concept of his book and what to expect from the third edition. Marc also describes how networking can help you boost your career, especially in midlife. .

079 | Bonus Episode: A Few Joy Inducing, Life Altering, Reality Challenging Books I Am Reading

079 | Bonus Episode: A Few Joy Inducing, Life Altering, Reality Challenging Books I Am Reading

In his episode, I share something very personal… My experience with joy, freedom and an unfolding relationship with the nature of reality.  

This podcast is usually geared towards real life storied, hero’s journeys, if you will, of both everyday people and a few folks with extra ordinary stories.  We talk practical tools, fascinating insights and boots on the ground wisdom.  On Friday’s, I share my own thoughts, observations and tools that come from my work with coaches, spiritual leaders, and my experiences with my own clients. 

078 I Finding Strength When Addiction, Depression, and Celebrity Devastate Your Family with Liza Morales

078 I Finding Strength When Addiction, Depression, and Celebrity Devastate Your Family with Liza Morales

Today Liza will take us behind the headlines and the sensationalism to share the real effects addiction and mental illness have on families regardless of background. Hers played itself out in public, but if you’ve experienced even a fraction of a similar story, you will hear yourself through her experience. Liza brings refreshing realness to a story you thought you knew.

077 I Feel Better, Have More Energy and a Clearer Mind Through Gut Health with Dr. Bob Johnson

077 I Feel Better, Have More Energy and a Clearer Mind Through Gut Health with Dr. Bob Johnson

Dr. Bob joins me today to discuss how your gut health impacts your ability to think clearly and feel energetic. He explains how our health affects our personal and professional performance as well as our relationships with others. He discusses what it truly means to be in good health and how small compromises with your health can impact your long-term wellbeing. He also explains how an individual’s health and wellbeing impacts a company’s overall productivity and revenue.

075 I Resilience and Reinvention Beats Ageism Every Time with Karen Sands

075 I Resilience and Reinvention Beats Ageism Every Time with Karen Sands

Karen joins me to share what it means to reinvent one’s self during their midlife years. She explains the concept of ageless aging and why midlife doesn’t always happen when you’re forty. She describes how you can expand your network and career opportunities past forty. Karen also shares why reinvention can happen at any age.

074 I How to Create a Loving, Collaborative, Divorce, with Attorney, Catherine Reese

074 I How to Create a Loving, Collaborative, Divorce, with Attorney, Catherine Reese

Kate joins me today because “divorce” comes up in at least 50% of my conversations.  It is a time when normally reasonable, loving people can be at their worst.  Who you choose to represent you and how you go about “uncoupling,” can affect the rest of your lives, not to mention the experiences of the children involved.  In this episode, Kate walks us through the differences between Litigation, Collaborative Law and the benefits of Mediation.  This episode is so useful, I have shared the raw files many times before publication.  If you are going through (or have gone through) this, all too common, life experience, I promise you will walk away with invaluable information and insights.

073 I Moving From Middle Aged Miserable to Middle Aged Magnificent with Katherine Webster

073 I Moving From Middle Aged Miserable to Middle Aged Magnificent with Katherine Webster

Katherine joins me today to share the event that changed her perception of life forever. She describes what it was like to recover from such a tragedy and how she made sense of the confusion she was left with. She shares the strategies she used to help her cope with fear and helplessness. She also explains how she found a stronger version of herself along her travels. 

072 I Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness with Richard Pryor

072 I Conquering Grief and Battling Your Way Back to Happiness with Richard Pryor

It sounds so cliché’, but Richard Pryor is an inspiration.  Not only because of what he and his family have gone through, but because what he learned about life, and shares every moment with those blessed to know him.  I won’t lie, the first few minutes of this conversation are tough.  I held back sobs as I tried to ask questions.  And, do not miss the opportunity to spend time with this exquisite human.  You will leave richer, deeper and profoundly grateful.

071 I How to Make Your Kids A.D.D and Organization Strategies Work For You With Ann Dolin

071 I How to Make Your Kids A.D.D and Organization Strategies Work For You With Ann Dolin

Ann joins me today to discuss how you can help free your mind from the daily stresses of life and focus on the things you want to get done. She describes how you and your child may experience the same level of anxiety, but from a different perspective. Ann also explains how you can help your child be free from academic anxiety as well as share routines on what you can do to help yourself become stress-free.

070 I Family or Business, It Doesn’t need to be Either/Or for Women with Tina Fox

070 I Family or Business, It Doesn’t need to be Either/Or for Women with Tina Fox

 I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this conversation.  There is no one point being made here.  The insight is in the story itself. Tina is that rare combination of the highly competent, high functioning person we all aspire to emulate, and an open, honest and vulnerable woman with an open heart, who shares the gritty behind the scenes. It is exactly this honesty that had me ask her to be on the show.  Success comes with a cost.  Big changes come with big choices.  Take the journey with us from Corporate Powerhouse, to Mom and Wife, to the harrowing escapades of the Entrepreneur’s life and as Tina takes us through those choices, the painful growth moments, and yes, the rewards of living full out. I really can’t pin a title, on this conversation… it’s the story itself that is the insight.

069 How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor with Gordon Bernhardt

069 How to Choose the Right Financial Advisor with Gordon Bernhardt

Gordon joins me today to share his amazing experience when he went on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He describes the moment he realized he wanted to walk the pilgrimage and how he prepared for it. He discusses some of the memorable moments and the great people he met along the way. Gordon also explains why a bad photo of himself during the last day of the walk is his favorite.

067 I Balancing the Stage, Creativity, Sovereignty and Being "Mom" with Monique DeBose

067 I Balancing the Stage, Creativity, Sovereignty and Being "Mom" with Monique DeBose

Monique joins me to share her story about finding her inner peace and becoming who she was meant to be. She explains what her mindset was like before embarking on a journey of self-discovery. She describes the feeling of seeing her first child for the first time and the thoughts that ran inside her head. Monique also discusses what it took to get her stage show up and running as well as her plans for the future.

065 | Bonus Episode: My Thoughts Are Driving Me Crazy, Now What?

065 | Bonus Episode: My Thoughts Are Driving Me Crazy, Now What?

Woke up this morning hating myself.  The self-talk was at DEFCON 5 and the feelings went right along with it.  Usually I am free and clear of those pesky thoughts, but not this morning.  Now what do I do?  The trick is how I practiced all the days leading up to this day when the volume was turned down on the hateful inner dialog.  Today, no matter how loud, it still is of no consequence. A thought is a thought just as a cloud is a cloud.  Volume and seeming validity do not matter.

 

064 I What Wolves and Spirit Can Teach Us About Being Human with Teo Alfero

064 I What Wolves and Spirit Can Teach Us About Being Human with Teo Alfero

I noticed, I hesitated, and stuttered more than usual in this interview with my friend, mentor, teacher, spiritual guide, and brother, Teo Alfero.  Teo and I often speak about other worldly things, the nature of reality, and living this human existence while seeing behind the veil of everyday life.  We also talk business, family, struggles with food and coaching.  And on this podcast, Teo is promoting his new book, “The Wolf Connection,” which I wanted to weave into the conversation.  So …I ask your indulgence as my head and heart vie with my mouth to share as many facets of this remarkable man with you as I can in under 30 minutes.  I promise you a soul stirring conversation.

063 I You Can Rock Your Business and Nurture Your Soul with (Former) Over Achiever Allison Crow

063 I You Can Rock Your Business and Nurture Your Soul with (Former) Over Achiever Allison Crow

Allison joins me today to share why she chose to live a life that does not involve any form of overachieving. She discusses the moment she wanted to change her career path. She describes her many flaws and how she dealt with them. Allison also explains how we were all taught to think life is always good and why it was a poor state of mind.

061 I Karen Goldfinger Baker: How Shame and Worthiness Affects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives

061 I Karen Goldfinger Baker: How Shame and Worthiness Affects Even Pro Athletes and Top Executives

It doesn’t matter your accomplishments (a Super bowl Ring), or your title, shame and worthiness are part of the equation if you are a thinking, feeling human being. Karen Goldfinger Baker works with NFL Players and Top Executives and shares with us the common themes that even the elite deal with.  I love this conversation because what I learned from Karen, is that the self-talk, the negative feelings, or even the evidence that we are not up to the task, do not matter.  Go and create anyway! 

060 I What Walking Over 600 Miles Taught Wealth Manager and CEO Gordon Bernhardt

060 I What Walking Over 600 Miles Taught Wealth Manager and CEO Gordon Bernhardt

Gordon joins me today to share his amazing experience when he went on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. He describes the moment he realized he wanted to walk the pilgrimage and how he prepared for it. He discusses some of the memorable moments and the great people he met along the way. Gordon also explains why a bad photo of himself during the last day of the walk is his favorite.