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Robert B. McGuinness is the CEO & Founder of Soul Venturer, a company that helps corporate professionals navigate a smooth transition from just a career into their calling. Robert shares a unique methodology that evolved from his own deeply personal journey to live out his own calling. Now, he helps others to navigate their own journey to find, then clarify, then walk their own path in life. Robert has been seen in many publications to talk about this process such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Disrupt, Thrive Global, ABC, NBC and FOX. For the complete show notes and access to all episodes, visit ChangingLivesPodcast.com
Based on his near-death experience and past life regressions, Jacob L. Cooper, LCSW, shares insight about the mystery of life on the other side of the veil. In addition to peace and euphoria in the afterlife, we also experience these feelings in the physical world; there is so much more to live for, as we are much more resilient than we imagine. Jacob's experience provides the guidance for others to experience past-life memories by assisting in the development of self-awareness and finding meaning in their experiences. Jacob holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, and specializes in Past Life Regression Therapy. As a psychotherapist, Jacob works with individuals, groups, and families to uncover emotional barriers, promote improved wellness, and achieve resiliency.Jacob incorporates mindfulness and a spiritual approach to focus on the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. In effect, this teaches individuals how to improve cognitive processing and shift their perspective. Jacob is a sought-after speaker on grief, wisdom, and consciousness, and offers meditation and mindfulness seminars to individuals and groups, many of whom have been diagnosed with cancer, developmental disabilities, and those experiencing symptoms of aging. Jacob has presented at the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE), the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS), The Forever Family Foundation, Helping Parents Heal, spiritual centers, international universities, and public libraries. He is sought after with major media outlets and has been a featured guest on CBS Television, Coast To Coast Am with George Noory, IANDS Radio, The Dead Life with Allison Dubois and 94.3 The Shark with Jeffery Wands.He has published articles with Huffington Post's Thrive Global. Jacob's seminars promote healing for those grieving, people who seek to understand continuity of consciousness beyond the physical body, and for those with anxiety associated with the fear of life after death. He is the best- selling author of Life After Breath, a memoir on his near-death experience (NDE) published by Waterside Productions, with literary agent is William Gladstone. Jacob resides and practices in Long Island, New York. His latest book The Wisdom of Jacob's Ladder, has become a best-seller and well received. Jacob is the host of “The Wisdom of Jacob's Ladder” a profound channel available on YouTube and cross platforms. He provides his own insights from his expertise in working in the mental health field and his profound transformative experiences in his life. He also hosts experts and luminaries on his channel that will help to elevate viewers to higher rungs on their ladder. Please enjoy my conversation with Jacob Cooper.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4858435/advertisement
Terry Tucker: Unlocking Your Extraordinary Potential Terry Tucker is a sought-after speaker who believes in the power of a good story to motivate, inspire, and encourage others to lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and law enforcement expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, virtual events, panels, meetings, and seminars. Terry is the Founder of Motivational Check LLC and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel and a Master's degree from Boston University. He has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a customer service manager, a SWAT Hostage Negotiator, a business owner, a high school basketball coach, and a cancer warrior. He is the author of the book Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. Terry has been featured in Authority, Thrive Global, and Human Capital Leadership magazines. In addition, he is quoted in the new book, Audaciousness, Your Journey To Living A Bold And Authentic Life by Maribel Ortega and Helen Strong For more information: https://www.motivationalcheck.com/ More information about the podcast: https://www.thinkoutsidethelines.com
In this episode of the Happiness Happens Podcast, Justin Schenck joins me on the show to talk about all things GROWTH. Justin shares his thoughts on measuring growth, change and transformation and the importance of applying it once it's acquired. He discusses his journey, including creating the Skeleton Key and publishing over 500 podcast episodes. He also explains his four non-negotiable daily self-care practices, the need to question everything for a better understanding, and the importance of embracing one's current situation for a happier, more aligned life. Justin Schenck is an entrepreneur, speaker and the host of the top rated podcast the Growth Now Movement. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine, featured in Thrive Global and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence' in the new media space. Justin's podcast has grown to become a podcast that is currently getting played in over 100 countries every single week and he has gone on to help countless people grow their brands and business with his company PodBrand.io He is also the founder of the Skeleton Key Mastermind. We'll touch on: [0:00] Intro [4:23] What does happiness mean to Justin [5:40] How do you give yourself permission to feel all your feelings [8:20] The difference between letting a feeling in and acknowledging it vs. letting it consume you [12:10] Leaning into finding your self love and your value of yourself [14:26] How do you start on inner work without disconnecting from other people [16:58] Removing the limits around the stories we tell ourselves [21:36] Starting and leading with curiosity [24:23] The difference between questioning something and doubting yourself and your choices [28:45] Justin's four non-negotiables [31:45] How to create more happiness in your day, every day, starting today Resources: Podcast Resources: https://www.simonacostantini.com/resources Apply to be a podcast guest: https://forms.gle/ Happiness Guide: https://simonacostantini.ck.page/happinesshub Connect with Justin www.instagram.com/justintschenck www.twitter.com/justintschenck www.facebook.com/jtschenck www.podbrand.io Connect with Simona www.instagram.com/simona__costantini www.instagram.com/costantiniproductions www.instagram.com/happinesshappenspodcast https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtOxOAuXxW7c5cYKdAEfWg https://www.facebook.com/costantiniproductions https://www.facebook.com/happinesshappenspodcast/ www.simonacostantini.com
Elle Russ chats with Tony Endelman - an author, popular self-help blogger, certified transformational life coach, and certified happiness trainer. He is also one of Dr. Robert Glover's elite certified No More Mr. Nice Guy coaches. Tony's recently released book, THE BIG STICK: Collected & Applied Wisdom from the Teachings of Dr. Robert Glover encapsulates nearly 40 years of wisdom put forth by Dr. Glover. Tony was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and now lives in New Orleans. His humorous and unconventional brand of self-help has been featured in The Huffington Post, YAHOO!, Lifehack, Mindvalley, Thought Catalog, Thrive Global, Tiny Buddha, The Good Men Project, and other places. In his coaching business, Tony works with clients, both 1-on-1 and through his one-of-a-kind group program for men, Integrated Man University. Find all things Tony at www.tonyendelman.com SELECTED LINKS: https://www.elleruss.com/ www.tonyendelman.com
Michael Leonard from the Wicked Smart Podcast joins me once again to explain what he didn't do to become a scratch golfer. Referring to going scratch as “the six-pack of golf”, Michael says that there's no faking the journey to hitting that magical zero handicap. It's a rewarding place to be, and anyone who wants to get into the top 5% of players needs to have a sound strategy. At the same time, there are commonly-accepted steps that one shouldn't take to become a scratch golfer. Listen in as Michael dives deep into every one of these misconceptions, from the pitfalls of obsessing over mechanics, to routine and short swing misfires, to the silly mind games we play that do more harm than good out on the course. And don't miss the tail-end of our conversation, where Michael gives his thoughts on the difference between a scratch player and a true scratch player. About Michael Leonard: Michael Leonard is a professional writer who has been featured in Lifehacker, Addicted2Success, Rockstar Finance, Early to Rise, Thrive Global and more. In 2022, he launched the Wicked Smart Golf podcast and published the Wicked Smart Golf Book. In 2023, he launched Wicked Smart Golf Academy using his mental golf coaching and tournament knowledge to help golfers play better without swing changes. He also launched AZ Golf Wizard the same year to help locals and out-of-towners navigate AZ golf. Connect with Michael: Instagram | Wicked Smart Golf Podcast For more information on our California Crush Invitational in Napa, please visit: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Subscribe to our FREE Female Golfer Facebook Group: First T Crew [Behind the Scenes of Women's Golf] Get in touch! Instagram: @tori_totlis TikTok: @tori_totlis YouTube: @tori.totlis Website: CompeteConfidenceGolf.com Be sure you are subscribed to our podcast to automatically receive the NEW episodes weekly!!!
In this episode Frank Ricciardi shares his entrepreneurial journey, his experiences with burnout, and the story behind Maavee's name. He discusses the importance of personalized wellness, the convergence of healthcare and wellness, and the role of Maavee in curating the best wellness products and services. Frank also highlights the significance of employers offering personalized well-being services to their employees. Frank is currently the founder and CEO of Maavee, a consumer-led "population wellness" SaaS platform that connects humans to their highly personal, fluid and lifelong journeys.Frank began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he focused on product lifecycle management and salesforce effectiveness in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries for companies such as Astra-Merck, AstraZeneca and Amgen.In 1999, Frank “caught the Internet wave” and worked for several technology companies at the forefront of their respective fields including more.com and DigitalThink. From 2005 to 2018, he served on the executive team at Cornerstone OnDemand, one of the most successful cloud software companies in the world. During his tenure, he architected the company's client retention and growth capabilities including its innovative client success model, launched and led its international businesses in Israel and nine countries in Asia-Pacific, and finally served as Chief Customer Officer. Over the 13 years that Frank called Cornerstone home, the company grew from $0.5 million to just shy of $500 million in annual revenue with a successful IPO in March 2011. After a short break from the corporate world to reset, Frank served as the Chief Business Officer for Thrive Global, founded by Arianna Huffington, where he led the pivot from a media and content company to a technology company.Los Angeles is home; however Frank spends about half of his time outside of the U.S.A. being a global citizen. He has also lived in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Healdsburg, and Antibes. Ways to connect with Frank: Website: www.gomaavee.com Frank's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fricciardi/Maavee's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/maavee/Maavee's Instagram: https://instagram.com/gomaavee Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track. To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvym See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
ELAYNA FERNANDEZ, from "thepostiveMOM.com" blog, will join us to discuss her brutal upbringing as a child, her continued abuse as an adult, and how she found her way out to achieve happiness and great things in life! FROM HER BIO: "Born and raised in a slum in the Dominican Republic and a multiple-time trauma survivor, Elayna's mission is to provide moms with skills, strategies, and steps to find peace, break unhealthy cycles, and feel whole. Elayna holds a Home and Family Studies certificate from Brigham Young University-Idaho, as well as numerous certifications in the areas of neuroscience, personal development, and positive psychology. An avid Storyteller, Story Strategist, and Student of Pain, Elayna has spoken on prestigious stages around the world and has served as an advisor to leading brands and to some of the most renowned transformational leaders of our time. Elayna is passionate about entrepreneurship. She started her first business at only 7-years-old, has raised entrepreneurial daughters, and has helped thousands of moms worldwide start profitable and impactful home-based businesses they love. As the first immigrant to the United States in her family, Elayna has been named one of the Top Latina Influencers in the USA. She's a powerful advocate of diversity, inclusion, and representation. Elayna has been sponsored by over 400 brands and has been and has been featured on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, The CW, The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Telemundo, CNN, LATINA, SUCCESS Magazine, Univision, Good Morning America, Despierta America, Entrepreneur On Fire, and other national and international media. Her philosophy is “BE Positive on Your Own Terms!” https://thepositivemom.com https://instagram.com/thepositivemom https://facebook.com/thepositivemom https://twitter.com/thePositiveMOM_ https://tiktok.com/thepositivemom https://linkedin.com/in/thepositivemom
Dr. Taryn Marie Stejskal is the Founder and Chief Resilience Officer of Resilience Leadership Institute, recognized as the #1 international expert on resilience, mental health, and wellbeing in leadership and life. She is also the Chief Product Officer and Chief Happiness Officer at Wicked Happy, a global aspirational apparel brand promoting positivity. She authored the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, “The Five Practices of Highly Resilient People.” Dr. Taryn Marie is a Top 30 Thinker in Leadership per Global Gurus, a Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coach Globally, and a Tony Hsieh Award finalist. She's been featured by Fox and NBC News, Bloomberg Business, Thrive Global, and Forbes. Her TEDx talk, “How Resilience Breaks Us Out of Our Vulnerability Cage,” has over 1 million views. Prior to founding RLI, she served as the Head of Executive Leadership Development & Talent Strategy at Nike, as well as Head of Global Leadership Development at Cigna. What you'll learn about in this episode: Why self-talk is so important to becoming successful How to audit yourself to identify negative patterns What tools you can implement to speak more positively to yourself How to become more coachable How to reframe your mind to face your current challenges based on how you've overcome past challenges Why resilience does not equate bouncing back Resources: Everyone is always asking us, “How is it possible to buy real estate without using my own cash or credit?” With decades of combined experience in real estate, we've perfected the process of investing creatively. We want to share as much as we can with you, which is exactly why we're running this FREE workshop! If you're thinking about leaving your job, escaping the W-2 lifestyle, and starting on the path towards creating generational wealth — this is for you! To register, just visit: smartrealestatecoach.com/pcws. Schedule a free strategy session with us. This is an opportunity for you to have an honest conversation with our team about your background, investment goals and create some action steps toward creating the life of your dreams. Together we'll discover where you are, where you want to be, and what's in the way. Just visit: smartrealestatecoach.com/action. Our free Master's Class is the ONLY webinar where you're given the exact techniques we use in our family company to buy and sell homes every month — all across North America and ALL on TERMS! Register by visiting: smartrealestatecoach.com/mastersclass The Wicked Smart Investor's Toolkit is a great way to dip your toe in the water of buying properties on terms. Here you'll receive seller scripts, our investor blueprint, be able to listen to live calls, and much more! Enroll for free at smartrealestatecoach.com/tools The Quantum Leap System has everything you'll need to start buying and selling on terms (without banks and without your own money or credit), launch & scale a business that fits your goals, and strengthen your mindset so you can follow the proven path to becoming a successful real estate investor. You can learn more by visiting: smartrealestatecoach.com/qls. For additional information on lead generation, funding, mindset coaching, legal assistance, virtual staffing, and business growth, visit the Investor Resources section of our website at: smartrealestatecoach.com/resources. Follow Chris and Zach on Club House to learn even more about deal structures and how to get 3 paydays from your real estate investments. Chris's Book: Real Estate on Your Terms by Chris Prefontaine Instant Real Estate Investor eBook: SmartRealRstateCoach.com/ebook Find our next workshop here: https://smartrealestatecoach.com/workshop If you're looking to secure some lines of credit for your business, check out Fund and Grow: www.Smartrealestatecoach.com/fundandgrow Learn more about Associate Coaching Program Funding here: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/funding 90-Day Jump Start: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/jump Nat Processing Website: www.natprocessing.com Request a free copy of our best-selling book, Real Estate On Your Terms and Deal Structure Overtime, at absolutely no charge: WickedSmartBooks.com Join us at the Wicked Smart Summit in March and get 50% off your ticket now! Don't miss out, secure your spot at www.smartrealestatecoach.com/summit50 today! Additional resources: Read Dr. Taryn Marie's book, “The 5 Practices of Highly Resilient People” Check out the book Dr. Taryn mentioned, “Becoming Coachable” Book a coaching session with Dr. Taryn: www.resilience-leadership.com
The majority (roughly 80%) of people do not currently have a clinical psychological problem. In other words, they are not struggling with navigating life on a daily basis due to disease, disorder or dysfunction, but rather they are actually suffering from developmental stagnation. And simply being “more positive” is not the answer. To discuss what this means and how it impacts the world of coaching, I interviewed Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP. Dr. Heinz is a Developmental Psychologist and Coach, and an expert in Positive Psychology, adult development, and transformational change. She shared how “toxic positivity” actually hinders lasting change, and some powerful ways we can elevate our coaching through developmental support. “The way that you conceptualize the world isn't sophisticated enough for the problems you're facing. Right? So this is what most people are actually struggling with. And, to me, seeing it in that way is so hopeful, so expansive.” – Dr. Sasha Heinz What You'll Learn Arrested development Present and future versus past Toxic positivity Commitment to reality Training the elephant Fierce self-compassion Contact Info and Recommended Resources Join Molly Claire and Kris Jones for a collaboration webinar, The Powerhouse Program: Craft a Killer Program and a Sales Page That Converts on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 12:00 Central Time. Reserve your spot today! In this action-packed session, you'll uncover secrets to: Supercharge Your Coaching Business with a Killer Program Master the art of 'StoryBrand' Copywriting Make 2024 Your Best Income Year Yet Create A Killer Program For Your Clients: Registration fills fast so get on the January 2024 waitlist! This interactive workshop-style Masterclass teaches you: How the right program can fuel your marketing and sales efforts 3 key ingredients to effective coaching programs How to build a program that will set you apart as an expert Connect with Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, a Developmental Psychologist and Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, adult development, and transformational change. She is the host of The Change Lab Podcast where she explores the burgeoning field of adult development and why personal growth isn't a luxury, but a critical task of healthy humaning. In her private psychodevelopment practice, she works with a limited number of committed individual clients and groups. Dr. Heinz received her BA from Harvard University, her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and her Master's in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she has also served as a faculty member. Dr. Heinz and her work have appeared in a variety of media outlets including Psychology Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Goop, Inc., Town and Country, InStyle Magazine, Thrive Global, and Women's Health. drsashaheinz.com Podcast: The Change Lab Freebie: How to Say No Without Being an A$$hole (click the “Is saying ‘yes' making your life a hot mess?” button) Instagram | @drsashaheinz Connect with Molly Claire Master Coach Training 2024 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Masterful Coach Foundations + The 10K Accelerator Method: Designed for mission-centered Life Coaches who are ready to build a profitable and purposeful business? mollyclaire.com/foundations. Have a question or thoughts about the podcast? Don't hesitate to contact Molly at: Instagram | Molly Claire Coaching IG firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Molly's book: The Happy Mom Mindset: mollyclaire.com/book Please help Molly reach even more like-minded individuals! Simply post a review of the podcast on your favorite platform (or two). It is so appreciated. Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeart Radio | Amazon Music | RSS
Crystal D. Grenier is a breast cancer thriver who offers heartfelt guidance in all facets of illness to reclaim your health and restore your vitality using natural modalities. Her deep background in health and fitness, as well as her cancer experience, have given her the tools to share intentional insight into alternative methods of self-acceptance, continued growth, and abundant living. An active yogi; she has created, implemented, and participated in numerous health and wellness retreats. Crystal is a published author with her first book, Crystalize Your Health: Thriving Through Chronic Illness, a contributing writer for Thrive Global, a local newspaper column, “Healing through Conversations,” and a contributing author in Feisty: Dangerously Amazing Women Using Their Voices & Making an Impact. She holds a Bachelor's in Communications/Business and a Master's in Sports Management. She currently lives in North Dakota and is married with two adult daughters. Crystal is an online wellness consultant/coach who helps women thrive despite a chronic illness through guided offers around emotional health, focusing on her healing pillars of support: nourishment, movement, and emotional alchemy. ✨Highlights from the show: [00:09:08] Take charge of your health. [00:15:43] Holistic healing for chronic illness. [00:19:08] Holistic healing for well-being. [00:22:21] Embrace transparency and feminine strength. [00:28:12] Seek support for emotional healing.
When Justin Schenck was in high school, he would have been a contender for the “least likely to succeed” superlative. He had a 1.7 GPA; his mom was in the middle of her 20-year battle with opioids and his dad was in jail. So how did he become a successful entrepreneur and podcaster and a coveted speaker? Between ages 19 and 30, when Justin was chasing all the things society told him he “should,” what he was really chasing was happiness. Then he realized that the version of happiness that he was chasing wasn't real. The real lesson was that everything we're searching for is internal but most of us are searching for it externally. Guest Bio Justin Schenck is an entrepreneur, speaker and the host of the top rated podcast the Growth Now Movement. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine, featured in Thrive Global and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence' in the new media space. Justin's podcast is currently played in more than 100 countries every week and he has gone on to help countless people grow their brands and business with his company PodBrand.io. He is also the host and creator of one of the go to events for entrepreneurs and forward thinkers: Growth Now Summit LIVE!Learning How to Love Yourself Before Turning 40In this episode of the Forty Drinks Podcast, Stephanie talks to Justin Schenck, a successful entrepreneur and longtime podcaster. Justin shares his personal journey, from a difficult upbringing to finding success and happiness in his thirties. He talks about how he overcame limiting beliefs and adversities, and the importance of self-awareness in his transformation. Justin also talks about the societal pressures he faced in his twenties and how he realized that true happiness comes from within. He shares his daily practices for self-care and growth, as well as his perspective on turning 40 and embracing the next phase of life. Highlights from this episode include:Justin's challenging upbringing and how he overcame the odds to become a successful entrepreneurThe role of self-awareness in Justin's journey and how it shaped his mindset and actionsThe realization that external achievements and societal ideals don't guarantee happinessJustin's four daily practices for self-care and personal growthThe importance of getting uncomfortable, surrounding yourself with the right people, and taking action to overcome limiting beliefs and challengesResources mentioned in this episode:Podfest: An annual podcasting conference that Justin and Stephanie both attendAndy Frisella, Real AF PodcastIf you enjoyed this episode, please rate, follow, and review the podcast.After listening to today's episode, you might be wondering, what's self awareness?Self awareness is being conscious of both our own behaviors and how we are perceived by others. In the context of the discussions on The Forty Drinks Podcast, self-awareness is what many people come to during their midlife transition. Like Justin, they realize that what they've been doing isn't working and isn't making them happy. Just knowing that you're not happy is a sign of self-awareness. Serban realized that his life was fine - no better, no worse - and that he wanted more than that. Tara followed a path of shoulds straight through college and to a career that, while it may have been stable, dependable and well paying (just like her parents said), left her broken into a million pieces. Figuring out what it was that she wanted and what...
You're faced with multiple challenges that seem to keep you stuck and playing it "safe", but yet deep down you know you are destined for greatness. How do you break through and start winning at your life? In this episode Shawn shares his incredible story of doing just that and succeeding in the NFL, in business, and in life. With 25 years of experience, Shawn Harper has earned an excellent reputation as one of the nation's leading corporate motivational speakers! He is a seven-year former NFL offensive lineman who played with Rams, the Oilers, the Colts, and NFL Europe and now own and operates American Services and Protection, a multimillion-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. His journey from the grit and grime of the NFL locker room to the corporate culture of the boardroom proved that bold worlds can be won by using the same principles and strategies. Get Shawn Harper's Book The Winologist https://amzn.to/46yUUjB (affiliate link) 02:20 Shawn Harper's winning journey from challenges to playing in the NFL 09:16 You get what you are 11:54 How to change your self-concept and beliefs 14:39 Be intentional with your environment 16:40 The power of momentum 18:10 Failures and course correction 25:02 What you can do to get unstuck 28:30 How to connect with Shawn Harper www.shawnharperwins.com Download the FREE Transition Guide for High Achievers: https://drkellykessler.myflodesk.com/transitionguide Dr. Kelly Kessler is a licensed physical therapist, transformation coach, host of the podcast Rewiring Health, the owner of Optimal You Health and Wellness, LLC and a mom of two boys. Kelly helps high achievers stop feeling exhausted, disconnected, and compromising their health during the pursuit of achievement through nervous system regulation and subconscious reprogramming. Kelly guides her clients through personal transformation to cultivate resilience, live abundantly, and feel connected with themselves. Inspired by her own journey of recovering from persistent negative thoughts, perfectionist beliefs, an eating disorder, chronic back pain, and panic attacks, Kelly has helped achievers harness their profound ability to shift from survival mode to thriving. Kelly has been featured in Authority Magazine, DailyOM, The Everygirl, and Thrive Global. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rewiringhealth/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rewiringhealth/support
In this episode, Terry Tucker and I discuss his amazing life journey before and after his diagnosis of a very rare cancer that resulted in first the amputation of his foot and then eventually his leg. Terry shares his 11-year battle with cancer and how his faith and powerful mindset continue to help him fight through. You absolutely must hear Terry's 4 Truths and how they fit into your life no matter what you are going through. Terry Tucker is a motivational speaker, author, and international podcast guest on the topics of motivation, mindset, and self-development. He has a business administration degree from The Citadel (where he played NCAA Division I college basketball) and a master's degree from Boston University. In his professional career, Terry has been a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and for the past eleven years, a cancer warrior (which has resulted in the amputation of his foot in 2018 and his leg in 2020). He is the author of the book, Sustainable Excellence, Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon and Extraordinary Life. Terry has also been featured in Authority, Thrive Global, and Human Capital Leadership magazines, along with being quoted and featured in the new book, Audaciousness, Your Journey To Living A Bold And Authentic Life by Maribel Ortega and Helen Strong. I am your host, Marci Nettles. I have had a lifetime of opportunities where I had the choice to Breakdown or Breakthrough. It is my hope this Podcast may become your light in the darkness, as you listen to the stories of people I consider “heroes.” Each one had a point where they too had to choose to either Breakdown or Breakthrough! Working from home, with my husband/business partner, helping people around the world find new levels of success in their health and wellness, is part of what makes me tick! If you are open to opportunity, let's connect! Thank you for listening! Please connect with Terry: motivationalcheck(.)com Find Marci at marcinettles(.)com Don't forget to claim your FREEBIE from Terry by going to marcinettles(.)com/freebies Purchase Terry's book here: marcinettles.com/books
Dr. Hokehe Eko wears many hats! She is a mother of three lovelies, an Integrative Pediatrician, CEO of Glow Pediatrics and TedX Speaker, who partners with parents of children with ADHD and Autism to address the root causes of their children's behaviors and boost their Brain Health using Integrative Medicine. She is also CEO of Kids of Hope, a non-profit organization sharing love, hope, and dignity with children in foster care.After sustaining brain injuries herself, she was told it was impossible to become a pediatrician, but she uses her experiences of thriving with obstacles to help children with ADHD/Autism and children in foster care see themselves as capable of fulfilling their dreams. She is the Author of ‘Children's Love Letters: A Pediatricians Guide To How your Child Spells Love'. She has been the host of the Brain Power TV show on Austin Channel 11 and a former radio show host of the Brain Power show on KEYB 107.9.She has spoken to the UN Youth Program in Ghana, on the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, has been featured in Authority Magazine, Business Insider, Buzzfeed and Thrive Global, and multiple podcasts.In this episode, Hokehe and I chatted about:Her leadership roles Her leadership style Her leadership journey The leaders that helped her rise The challenges she faced on her journey How she navigated those challenges How she thinks you can become a strong and kind leader Her ‘take home' leadership messages for the listeners, and What she is currently excited to be working on.Hokehe can be found and/or contacted via the following online platform addresses: Website: https://www.glowpediatrics.com/ and https://www.kitsofhope.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hokeheeffiongmd/Please reach out to Dr Harrison for individual coaching and/or organisational training via email@example.com.His web address and social media profile links / handles include:www.dradamharrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/dradamharrison/www.youtube.com/c/DrAdamPhysicianCoachhttps://www.facebook.com/coachingmentoringdoctors/https://www.instagram.com/dradamharrison/He has also co-written a new online course entitled ‘How to be Assertive, Maintain Boundaries, and Say “No!”‘ which can be accessed instantly here for only £55/$70:https://tenminutemedicine.podia.com/burnout-to-brilliance-assertiveness-and-saying-no
Lauren Goldstein is founder and CEO of the award-winning and globally recognized business consulting firm, Golden Key Partnership. Her clients lovingly call her “The Biz Doctor” (which also happens to be the name of her podcast). Her superpower is helping 7-figure service-based entrepreneurs uncover what is keeping them stuck in the trenches of their business, so that they can have more freedom, impact, success, happier teams, and can breathe a much-needed sigh of relief. She's been featured in Thrive Global, Huff Post, Authority Magazine and is a trusted expert to fortune 500 companies like Apple, Nike, and AT&T, among others. Listen NOW to AVOID owning a job that's disguised as a business. PS. Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to The 30 Minute Hour Podcast so that you never miss an episode! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/30minutehour/support
In this episode, we dive into how perfectionist tendencies creep into all aspects of our lives and significantly impact out mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Kailey shares her journey, struggles, and realizations along the way that will inspire you and maybe help you think about how you can start to make some shifts in your own life. Kailey Lewis is a biomedical engineer, snowboarder, athlete, personal trainer, and extreme perfectionist. She struggled with anxiety and depression as well as TMJ and lock jaw from never knowing how to relax and calm down. She often felt overwhelmed, overstimulated, and negative all the time. This last year she made a huge switch to try and find the good, take a look from the outside, and find her purpose and happiness to slowly rewire her perfectionist thought process. 02:02 Perfectionism and the pressure of it all 06:22 Never feeling good enough 08:19 Self-worth and physical impacts 15:30 The struggle to relax. 17:50 Self-care, shifting priorities, and pursuing your passion, and feeling fulfilled. 37:50 Small changes, pursuing new skills, and reconnecting with yourself 47:30 How to connect with Kailey Connect with Kailey: www.snowfunctionaltraining.com Download the FREE Transition Guide for High Achievers: https://drkellykessler.myflodesk.com/transitionguide Dr. Kelly Kessler is a licensed physical therapist, transformation coach, host of the podcast Rewiring Health, the owner of Optimal You Health and Wellness, LLC and a mom of two boys. Kelly helps high achievers stop feeling exhausted, disconnected, and compromising their health during the pursuit of achievement through nervous system regulation and subconscious reprogramming. Kelly guides her clients through personal transformation to cultivate resilience, live abundantly, and feel connected with themselves. Inspired by her own journey of recovering from persistent negative thoughts, perfectionist beliefs, an eating disorder, chronic back pain, and panic attacks, Kelly has helped achievers harness their profound ability to shift from survival mode to thriving. Kelly has been featured in Authority Magazine, DailyOM, The Everygirl, and Thrive Global. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rewiringhealth/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/rewiringhealth/support
Why is it important for women to have safe spaces to learn, connect, and talk about taboo topics normally not discussed in your typical social settings (aka how much money you make) when it applies to your professional life? Why as women, is it so hard for us to find communities where we feel comfortable sharing our challenges and struggles around work/life issues and not feel shamed for our choices or decisions? In my conversation with Cate Luzio, we addressed all of the above and MORE juicy topics around harnessing the confidence to show up more authentically in all aspects of life and how investing in yourself is the BEST money spent, yet the hardest to buy into. Cate Luzio spent two decades in financial services leading global multibillion-dollar businesses and many of the institutions' women's networks. During this time, she recognized a lack of investment and development of talent in the female pipeline. In a sharp career pivot, she set out on a new mission to help women see a path toward advancement by arming them with the tools, resources, and community to propel them to the top. In 2018, she launched and self-funded Luminary, a membership-based career and personal growth platform and collaboration hub created to address the systemic challenges impacting women across all industries and sectors. Luminary is the ultimate career advocate, uplifting and upskilling women through their professional journey by providing a vast ecosystem of expert-led thought leadership programs, as well as in-person and virtual workshops and events. Cate was recognized as one of Forbes' Next 1000 Entrepreneurs in 2021, and named to Inc.'s Top 100 Female Founders in 2019. She has been featured as an expert in top-tier financial, business and lifestyle media including Bloomberg, CNBC, Fast Company, Yahoo Finance, CNN, WSJ, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, InStyle, TheStreet, Thrive Global, Robb Report, and Fortune. She is currently a contributing writer to Fast Company, Business Insider, and Worth. Cate currently serves on the National Board for Girls Inc., is a WE.NYC mentor, and sits on the Boards of Pomp & Whimsy and WaterAid. Follow Luminary & Cate on Social Media: Learn more about Luminary Programming: https://www.weareluminary.com/home Luminary Instagram Connect with Cate Luzio on Linkedin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Alexandra Hoffmann, the founder and CEO of Crisis Ally, has many years of working in the corporate world to help leaders learn how better to manage and deal with crises they and their organizations face. She says that she began thinking about dealing with crisis management as a child. Not that she faced unusual or horrible crisis situations, but the concept peaked her interest from an early age. Growing up in France Alexandra wanted to be a police officer. As is required in France, she studied the law and obtained her LLB in criminal law from Parris University. She went on to secure two Master's degrees, one in corporate security and also one in business administration. Clearly she has a well-rounded knowledge that she decided to put to use in the world of managing crisis situation. Our discussions range in this episode from topics surrounding September 11, 2001 to how and why people react as they do to crisis situations. Alexandra has many relevant and thought provoking observations I believe we all will find interesting. On top of everything else, she has a husband and two small children who keep her spare time occupied. About the Guest: Alexandra Hoffmann is the CEO of Crisis Ally, which helps Crisis Leaders and their teams build the right capabilities to thrive through crises. Crisis Ally serves clients internationally. Thanks to a career with the French government and large international corporations, Alexandra has a rich operational and multicultural experience with strong expertise in Business Resilience, its boosting factors, and best practices to manage it. Alexandra is regularly interviewed in the print media to discuss corporate resilience topics, including Authority Magazine, Business Insider, and Thrive Global. She also writes for ASIS Security Management Magazine and the Crisis Response Journal and regularly presents at events. Over the course of her career, Alexandra has served in a couple of NGOs as a volunteer, such as the American Red Cross and the French Red Cross. Alexandra has an LLB in Criminal Law from Paris University, France, an M.Sc. in Corporate Security from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Alexandra is also a Certified Coach, trained in Neurosciences, and a Certified Yoga Teacher. Last but not least, Alexandra is a mom of two! Ways to connect with Alexandra: Website: https://www.crisisally.com/ LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahoffmann/ About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! 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Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson ** 01:20 Well, good morning, it is morning here where I am. Welcome to unstoppable mindset. Today, we get to chat with Alexandra Hoffmann, who is the founder and CEO of Crisis Ally. And I am no stranger to crises, as many of you know, having been in the World Trade Center on September 11. And so I'm really anxious to hear what Alexandra has to say and to just chat about crises and whatever else comes along. She's also a mom. And that could be a crisis and of itself. And I bet she has stories about that. So we get to listen to all of that, and hopefully learn some things and just have a little bit of fun today. So Alexandra, welcome to unstoppable mindset. Thank Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:03 you very much, Michael, for having me with you today. I'm really honored and very excited as Michael Hingson ** 02:08 well. Now you are located where I'm Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:11 actually located in France, I'm French. Michael Hingson ** 02:15 So right now it's what time where you are, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:19 it is almost 6pm My time. Michael Hingson ** 02:22 So you're eight hours ahead of us, or actually nine hours ahead of us because it is almost 9am here where I am. So that's okay. It makes life fun. Well, we're really glad that you're here. Why don't we start by maybe you telling us a little bit about kind of the early Alexandria growing up and all that kind of stuff. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:46 All right. Michael Hingson ** 02:47 That kind of stuff makes it pretty general, doesn't it? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:49 Super General? And shall I start? Michael Hingson ** 02:53 Wherever you wish at the beginning? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 02:55 All right. All right. So I was born and grew up in Paris for until I my 20s I would say so. Nothing, I would say nothing exciting around that rights. And it started getting really exciting, at least for me when I started traveling around the world, after finishing my master's degree in law back in France. And I had an opportunity to start traveling to Asia, especially more specifically Vietnam, and then Hong Kong. And that really triggered a whole different life for myself, to discover the world to learn about new cultures to learn about a new job, which actually led me to where I am today. 25 years later. So so that's it for me in a in a really, really small nutshell. And apart from that I'm really part of a family with an older sister younger brother, and yeah, we had a pretty happy life. So everything went smoothly. For for me when I was when I was young, I want to say Michael Hingson ** 04:09 no, no major crises or anything like that, huh? We Alexandra Hoffmann ** 04:13 had some, like, you know, like every family I want to say and but yeah, I mean, my my sister got sick when we were young and that triggered a major crisis I wanted maybe that's, you know, that started planting, planting a seed at the time, about crisis management and willing the will to care for others and to, to care for for the human beings I want to say. But yeah, I mean, apart from that we had a very regular life, Michael Hingson ** 04:52 I want to say so you have two children. How old are they? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 04:55 I have a six year old boy and a three year old girl Oh, Michael Hingson ** 05:00 oh, probably great ages and the crises will start when they start dating. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 05:07 Yeah, I mean, we've had prices as well, since they were born. But very, very normal prices. I'm gonna say nothing critical. Yeah, very new prices. Michael Hingson ** 05:16 There's a husband to go along with all of that. Yes, there is one. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 05:20 We have our prices as well. So yeah, I mean, that's life, right. It's downs. And that's, that's part of the journey. Right? Michael Hingson ** 05:33 It is. Well, so tell me about the the travels, you said you traveled to Asia and so on? What prompted that? Going to Asia and other places. So Alexandra Hoffmann ** 05:42 I actually went to, to the US as well. And what prompted me to travel there is really the fact that I'm actually having a crisis because my kids want to watch in the room right now, which is completely unexpected. So my husband saved the day. But let's see for how long. So so no, I started traveling to Asia, because I, you know, I had this opportunity and then move to the US right after 911. Okay, because I wanted to start studying in corporate security. And I knew that there was a college back in New York, who is actually specialized in this. So I really wanted to take this opportunity, especially after 911 to really go there and and dive into this topic and really get get the knowledge, I want to I don't want to say the expertise at that point, right, because it was really early in my career, but at least learn as much as I could about this topic to then start my career in corporate security. Back in Asia was more mostly focused on law, on law and work, basically, because I was originally a law students, right, so but really, what triggered me to travel to the US was really to study corporate security. And originally, you have to know that I wanted to I studied law back in France, because I wanted to be a police officer. And in France, when you want to become a police officer, you have to go through law school, basically, it's it's mandatory. I know, it's very different than the US. So but my mind changed when I started traveling. And I realized I wanted to discover the world and speak English all the time. And, and there are new things and discover new cultures, basically. Michael Hingson ** 07:39 Yeah. And you know what, that's interesting. I've talked to a number of people who said the same sorts of things when they got to travel or when they wanted to travel. They very much enjoyed learning about new cultures and different kinds of environments and different kinds of people. And I know, even around the United States, and I've had the honor of doing that. And I've traveled to a number of countries, overseas, and so on as well. It is always fun to learn about new people and who they are and where they are and what they do and why they're the way they are. And it certainly is not up to me to to judge one kind of people as opposed to someone else. Everyone's customs are different. And that's what makes it so much fun, isn't it? Yeah, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 08:22 then I I couldn't agree more. And I, I need diversity. That's, that's, you know, that's how I feed myself. My soul, I want to say, right. So that's why meeting those diverse cultures and people is is a requirement for myself. Michael Hingson ** 08:41 Outside of France, what's the favorite place that you've been to that you really liked? Or do you have one? New York? Definitely. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 08:49 Yeah, definitely. Michael Hingson ** 08:50 Definitely. New York. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 08:52 I spent enough years there to fall in love with it. And yeah, Michael Hingson ** 08:57 yeah. There's nothing like New York. Yeah, you're you're absolutely right. I mean, there are other places that are so much fun as well. But there's nothing like New York, it's a great place to be in a great place to go. And it really is a city that is Frank Sinatra sings in the song, it doesn't sleep, because there's always something going on. And I remember for a while when I lived back in the area, or when I would travel there, places like the Carnegie Deli, which unfortunately closed which I'm sad about. But we're open to like four in the, in the morning. And then they opened again at six or 630. But they were they were open most of the time and other places there and always activity, which is just kind of cool. And one of the things I really liked about New York, and I don't know how much it's changed in the last, well, 20 years since well, 19 years since we moved, you could order any food or anything to be delivered, which for me was very convenient even being in the World Trade Center because I could order from some of the local delis and not necessarily have to go down and they would bring You showed up, which was great. Yeah. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 10:02 No, it's, it's it's Yeah. I mean, I have so many memories there. And it's there is no place like that. I can't say that I would live there again, especially with young kids, right, right now, but it's, yeah, it's New York is part of the now it's been part of me for many, many years. Michael Hingson ** 10:25 It's definitely an interesting and wonderful place to go. And I can very well understand why it's a favorite place of yours. And it's one of my favorite places as well. If we had to move back to that area, we lived in Westfield, New Jersey, my wife and I did and it was a better place to live for us, because my wife being in a wheelchair also needed a more accessible house than we would typically find. In New York City. She has now passed on, she did last November. But we've talked several times that if we ever had to go back that she'd rather live in the city, it's a lot more convenient, it's a lot more accessible. And there's just so much not only to do but so many conveniences to get her whatever she would need. It's pretty cool. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 11:11 Yeah, yeah, definitely. It's everything is practical there. Yeah. Michael Hingson ** 11:17 Well, I think that's really pretty cool. So for you, you, so you've been involved in the law and corporate security. And I can see where those two concepts actually blend together, I assume that that you would agree that they they really can dovetail upon each other in some ways, and knowing about the law, and then dealing with security and so on, is is something that that you have a lot of background to be able to address. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 11:48 It's especially because I studied criminal law, right? So we're not supposed to I mean, we're not meant to chase criminals within the corporate environment, right. But it is connected in a way, especially from a value standpoint, I would say. Also the mindset. And we do have some times to conduct investigations, and also the fact that we have to constantly prepare for disruptive events, but also respond to those disruptive events. It's, it's highly connected, it's a very different job, but it's very connected. Let's put it this way. Yeah. So Michael Hingson ** 12:26 in terms of dealing with crises, and so on, and we've joked a little bit about it earlier, but he but in all seriousness, what are some things that lead you to really being interested in, in wanting to work in the arena of crisis management, whether crises of your own that you've had to face? Or just what kinds of things shape your experience to want to do this? It's Alexandra Hoffmann ** 12:51 I that's what I was telling you. That's the reason why I was telling you the beginning, maybe my childhood planted a seed on this, you know, with my sister getting sick and, and us having to adjust? I don't know, I, you know, I don't know for sure. But I know that 911 was definitely an event that triggered me to say I want to help serve corporate sector, the corporate sector, to help protecting the people working for the corporate sector, right. So that when a disruptive event happens, nine elevens or anything else, you know, professionals are there to assist them and make sure that everything is done to the best of our capabilities, basically, to protect and serve that within those private organization. Michael Hingson ** 13:45 Tell me a little bit about your thoughts concerning September 11. And what what you observed in terms of what was successful and maybe not so successful about managing that crisis? Oh, wow. I know, that's a pretty open ended question. But it's, it's a fascinating one, I would think to talk about it Alexandra Hoffmann ** 14:06 is a fascinating one. Well, for one thing, it's it, you know, it was a long time ago, I must say that, unlike you, I was not in New York at the time, right. I was actually sitting in Hong Kong, but when it happened, and I think it was basically, I don't know what word to use, actually, you know, by seeing what what happening and not understanding how we could not see this coming right. At the same time. I've read a few things since including one book that I always recommend my clients or anyone who's in my workshops or conferences to read, which is called the Ostrich Paradox. And it's a book that talks About, among other things, 911 and that explain that a lot of cognitive biases went into the process of risk management at the time when it comes to preparing for those disruptive events. Right. So, I think I mean, from what experts are saying, I think one of the big thing is that cognitive biases played a huge, huge role in this lack of preparation, I want to say and I mean, it's not like a preparation is it's in this event, I want to say, right, but at the same time, when you have planes landing at the top of building, you know, there's nothing that not much you can do to prevent the building from collapsing. Right. But so, yeah, it's a it's a difficult question. I want to say, Michael Hingson ** 15:52 yeah, it is. And it's a it's a challenge. When you say cognitive bias, what do you mean by that? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 16:00 Yeah. So when, as risk managers and as humans, okay, that's what the the so the, the, the Ostrich Paradox covers this area, in talks about six cognitive biases, which are humans, okay? It's everyone has those cognitive biases as risk managers, the author's highlight those six cognitive biases, alright. And some of them or the myopia bias, it means which is we are not meant our brain is not meant to, to see far ahead in the future. The thing is, when we manage risk, we are supposed to for to foresee the future. So we have to go against against this cognitive bias to evaluate risks. So when you think of 911, that's one of the biases that went into play. But this specific bias, okay, myopia, go, go happens in many, many other situations, right. Another thing is the bias of amnesia, we forget. So there were other situations where the World Trade Center had been attacked, as we know, right. And yet, you know, what I'm saying, Michael Hingson ** 17:16 I do this, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 17:17 this is human, our brain is not meant. Our brain is just meant, meant to focus on the now and here. And here. And now. That's it, because he wants to, it wants to make sure that we are that our life is not at stake, basically, and that we can survive. And then we can take care of for close family, let's say children, if we do have children, or at least partners, right? So apart from that our human or brain is not has not been built, to explore so far in the future and so far in the past. So when we analyze risks, that's something to really take into consideration and just mentioning two of those cognitive biases, right? But there's also the hurting effects, right? It's not going to happen, think about COVID. Think about the war in Ukraine, it's the same, it's not going to happen. Something like this cannot happen. At the time, everyone thought that was just that could have just happened in a Hollywood movie. Right? It's so this book is really, really interesting to the Ostrich Paradox. It's very insightful. And you can talk about we can talk about natural disasters as well, you know, the Fukushima event, all those events, you know? How have been tell me Sorry? No, go ahead. Go ahead. No, no, no, all those events, if we didn't, didn't have this cognitive biases built in, right, could have been handled differently, or seen differently, but we are who we are anywhere around the world, right? So we have to, to, to, to, to be aware about those cognitive biases. And I think that's the most important one. And in my work, I try to make my clients aware of these as much as possible, because it's these are really, really important in what we do. But Michael Hingson ** 19:18 is that really the way we're wired? Or is that a learned behavior? In other words, it seems to me I've heard so many times throughout the years that people do have the ability to do what if? And that the that's in a sense, what makes us different from dogs or other animals that, that we do have the ability to do what if? But I'm wondering if it's really so much our brain is wired not to, since it's a concept that all of us talk about and some people swear by? Or is it a learned behavior that we learn not to think that way? From what Alexandra Hoffmann ** 19:58 I know because I'm not a neuroscience? It's so, okay. Don't Don't quote me on this. That's okay. From what I've learned, from what I've learned. Studies, scientific studies show that it's actually the brain the way our brain functions. Okay? Now, there is actually one bias that's called confirmation bias. Okay? The confirmation bias is that say, I'm telling you want to think about something red, okay? And when you're gonna start looking around, everything's gonna be red, all of a sudden, you're gonna start talking about a subject, like, let's say we talk about confirmation bias, or any cognitive biases, for what we afford for what we say, Okay? I can bet anything that in the next coming days, you're going to hear more or Yeah, hear more about cognitive biases as well, because you're going to be much your brain will be much more attentive to those signals basically. So in a way, yes, it is trained behavior. But at the same time, this is also how your brain is wired, to be more attentive to signals, the heat that it that it that it recognizes basically, right, right. Michael Hingson ** 21:12 The the problem I see, and this isn't disagreeing with you, because I think it reaffirms, what you say is that at the same time, we think that soap September 11 happened, it'll never happen again. Or we maybe hope it won't happen again. And I think that we do become a little bit more attentive and attuned to trying to look for the signs, because so much of our world now talks about it that we're in a sense, forced to think about it regularly. And so we do. Also, I think, without getting into politics, we have any number of people who are supposed to know better, who say, well, it won't happen again. And, and so we don't have to worry about that kind of thing. Or they go overboard the other way, of course, it'll happen again. And we completely have to isolate ourselves from the rest of the world, otherwise, we're going to be victims again. And in all of those cases, what it seems to me is that in reality, September 11, occurred, there are probably a lot of good reasons. Well, a lot of reasons why it occurred. We as a society didn't choose to understand some people, as well as perhaps we should have. I'm not convinced having read the September 11 report that with all of the information, we would have been able to predict and stop September 11, from happening, because I just don't think the information was there. That's one thing that the bad guys did very well. And the bad guys aren't a religion. The bad guys are a bunch of thugs who acted in the name of religion. But nevertheless, they they did what they did. And I think that, that what, what we also try to do is to put things out of our minds. I had a customer in New York, around the time of September 11. And we had been talking with them about it was a law firm about purchasing tape backup systems to keep all of their data backed up and stored in they would store it off site, September 11 happened and I happened to call the customer the next week, to see how they were doing. And they were had been town Manhattan, so they weren't directly affected by the World Trade Center. But the person that I had been working with said, Well, my boss said, we're not needing to buy any backup systems now, because September 11 happened, so it'll never happen again. So we don't have to backup their data, which is really crazy on one side, and on the other side, short sighted because you shouldn't do it for the reason of whether or not the World Trade Center happened or didn't happen. You should do it to protect your data. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 24:02 That's myopia. That's also optimism. Optimism is also a cognitive bias. They meant the author's mentioned in the book, The Ostrich Paradox, that we, we want to think we want to hope for the best. So without getting into politics. I think one of the big bias that comes into play is this. Because no one wants another 911 shoots you know, no one wants a COVID prices. No one wants the war in Ukraine, at least normal people, right. Michael Hingson ** 24:36 People don't there are some there were not normal. No, no, what no one wants Alexandra Hoffmann ** 24:40 that, you know, 1000s of people dying and things and no one wants, right. So I think I want to I want to hope maybe that's my own optimism bias talking but I want to hope that that's the case for most politics, right. It's they They just have they simply have this optimism bias plus the enormous workload that they have to deal with, right? So you combine everything the cognitive biases plus the workload, and that's a recipe for disaster. I have plenty of examples in France, of disruptive situation that happens with people's lives at stake. And, you know, it's just the workload of intelligence services was so much that every the, the, the intelligence was basically at the bottom of the pile and no one saw it or paid attention to it. It's, it's a lot of things, basically, it's a lot of things. Michael Hingson ** 25:40 It's interesting, we, over here, have been keeping up to at least to some degree, with the issue in France about raising the retirement age that McCrone wants to do what he wants to raise her from 62 to 64, as I understand it, and you can correct me if I'm wrong, but over here, the minimum retirement age is 65. And they they've talked about an even social security over here, has changed his rule slightly. But it, it's a little bit difficult to understand the vehemence that people are displaying, raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. Over there, and then there must be some solid reasons for it. But nevertheless, that's, I gotta believe, a major crisis that y'all are dealing with over there. It's it's, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 26:31 you know, it's complicated. And I'm not, it's, the thing is, I'm also a business owner. So retirement is not really a topic in my mind, I Michael Hingson ** 26:46 understand. Right. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 26:50 And I come from a family, business owners as well. So culturally, I was not really raised in an environment where we would just focus on when we're going to stop working. My dad was a really hard working men. And so I think I am too, I have no plan of work of stopping working, basically, because I love what I'm doing. And I may adjust as I'm growing old, and you know, but as long as I'm healthy, I'm fine. And I'm giving you this response. Because there's a big gap in the French, in French society, between people like myself, I want to say, because I have I want to say, the service job, basically, where I'm only using my brain to do my work, right. I'm not using my body. So my body's not being I want to say worn down over the years. But I think a lot of the complaints are coming from people working for companies and industries, where, you know, they have to actually use their body every day to carry heavy things around to work all night to care for children to care for elderly. And obviously doing this until a certain age is getting more and more difficult, right. So I think that's where the gap come from, in all I knew that's where the gap comes from. In France, it's that this part of the population, and rightfully, I want to say wants to be able to start early enough, when their body is not completely broken. Basically, that's where the if I want to summarize, Michael Hingson ** 28:39 right, and I figured as much that that would be the reason that most people would would take right or wrong. That's the feeling. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 28:49 Yeah, exactly. Exactly. So things have calmed down now. But we have other things we have in France, we have disruptive events on a regular basis. I don't know if you saw what happened this past couple of weeks, with the demonstrations at nine going on not demonstrations, the the How to see with the youth being really, really angry because there was a murder of a young kid. Yes. Yeah. So, riots. So that's the word I wasn't I wasn't looking for sorry. So there we've had very, very violent riots over the past couple of weeks. It's it's complicated, very societal, very complex, societal subjects, very complex subjects. Michael Hingson ** 29:42 Is that still going on? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 29:44 I don't know how it's come down. It's gone down. Yeah. Yeah. You Michael Hingson ** 29:49 know, if I can just go to an off the wall kind of thing. We've had our share over here of riots for one reason or another and And we've had our share of, of that kind of crisis. And so one thing I have never understood personally, and it's just me, I think, or at least I'm going to say it's, it's my mind anyway, is I understand why people may be very upset and why they riot. Why do they go around looting and breaking into stores and offices and other things and stealing things and damaging things that oftentimes don't even have anything to do with the subject of what they're writing about? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 30:29 Yeah, I I know. I know. And yeah, I I disagree. I wholeheartedly disagree with that way of demonstrating basically, all heartedly just disagree with that. I mean, we can't we can't be angry, like you said, and they had every I mean, people had every right to be angry with the situation, but as far as the damaging people's goods and and life projects and and life savings for many, many of them. I yeah, I that makes me angry. Michael Hingson ** 31:12 Does anyone have an explanation for why that kind of behavior takes place? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 31:18 I guess they will have to put it on someone. Right? Michael Hingson ** 31:21 I guess so. Yeah. Yeah, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 31:24 I get they have to, you know, when we're, when we're really No, when I'm really angry, which is, which doesn't happen every day, obviously. Unfortunately. Yes. If I'm not conscious of what's going on, I can have a tendency of, you know, looking for someone who's responsible, but me, right. But Michael Hingson ** 31:42 me is exactly right. You know, we never look at what could we do? Or what could we have done? Yeah. And there's not always a good answer that says that there's a lot we could have done. Take over here. The thing that we saw a few years ago, the George Floyd murders, the George Floyd murder, you know, most of us were not in a position to do anything about that. I suppose some people could have attacked or forced that officer to leave George Floyd alone and not kneel on his throat for nine minutes. And some of the officers should have done that. I don't know whether they have any guilt for not doing that. But still, there was so much that happened after that, that really ended up being not related directly to it, like damage and looting and all that. That is so frustrating. And it seems to happen all the time. And I've never understood that kind of behavior. And I could be angry and frustrated. But still, it's it's strange that that kind of thing goes on and makes the crisis worse. Yeah. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 32:48 And I think it's, I mean, whether it's for the George Floyd crisis, or what happened in France couple of weeks ago, I think it's just communities being really tired of that level of, you know, if you really high level of frustration that's been going on for years and years and years, for many reasons, justified or not justified, right. But I know that in France, we have a community of people who is who are actually is really frustrated about what's going on, you know, built this gap building and building and building day after day, between the rich and the poor, between who can have access to everything and who can not have access to everything. Yes, we have a free health system in France. But and free school, and you know, if I summarize, it's never completely 100% free, but it's, you know, it's nothing compared to what you guys have in the US. Okay, just put some perspective here. But at the same time, yeah, there's still so many things which are not fair in the system itself. There's still a huge lack of diversity in the way we approach a lot of topics. And yeah, it's, it's like, like I said, it's, these are really complex matters. That's why it's hard to pull to just pose a judgement on everything, right? It's really easy when we, when we see things like this to watch the news and say, Oh, my God, he's wrong or she's wrong or whatever. Well, I agree. It's, yeah, it's I think it leaves a lot of football thoughts and when I bring it back to myself, right, to say, okay, what can I do? The one thing I tell myself is okay, what can I do to raise my kids properly? And what can I do to serve? You know, my, my fellow human beings and my my friends and my clients, and the best way I can to promote a different energy really So that's really what I tried to do. That's really what I tried to do. Because of course, like you said, most of us cannot have much impact on such events, right. But I really think that if a lot of us put a lot of positive and a different energy out there, we'll see different things happening as well. Michael Hingson ** 35:24 You talk a lot about diversity. So I gather that you and and from your own experiences, you talk about it, I gather that you believe that diversity and experiencing diversity is an extremely valuable thing to do. And it leads to, hopefully, better grounding people and making them more resilient. Is that does that kind of sum it up? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 35:49 Yeah, but also more resilient. But more than that, much more open minded, much more open minded, because I think a lot of the frustration that may come from anyone you know, is about neglect. The fact that we don't know when we don't know when we don't understand something. So when we don't understand something, we're scared of it right, we can get scared of it really easily. 36:13 We're whereas Yeah, go ahead. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 36:15 Whereas when we try to face diversity, embrace diversity, and learn about diversity, asking questions and trying to understand others perspectives and points of view and ways of thinking, the opens up completely new worlds. Michael Hingson ** 36:35 And that's why. And that's why I said what I did earlier about September 11, and are not understanding people. We could go back and look at history and the way we dealt with Iran. Many years before September 11, and before even the revolution, and so on. And we as I think over here, a people viewed it as being so far out of our sphere of knowledge and somewhat influenced that it was really irrelevant. And that's the problem that we don't tend to learn. And I think that goes back to something you said that a lot of people don't learn to necessarily take a wider view of, of things. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 37:22 And that's why that's why diversity is such a big topic and what I want in my life, basically right, and especially since though, since I've become the business owner, because I need to be challenged constantly to make sure that when I'm thinking, you know, being a business owner is very lonely, right? So, because you have no one I mean, I have a team, but they're not here to tell me what to do. Right? I'm supposed to lead, right? And so I'm actually looking for teams, where who can actually challenge what I'm thinking, what I'm asking what I'm saying what I'm doing, not constantly, but on a regular basis. Right. And also, with my close family, I'm actually being asked them, I'm actually asking them to challenge me on a regular basis to regarding my decisions. And all of this because we are blind, right? It's super easy to have blind spots all the time because of those cognitive biases because of our own fears, because of many, many, many psychological things that go on in our brain. So that's why I'm a huge, huge advocate of diversity. Michael Hingson ** 38:33 What do you think makes a good leader, whether it's crisis or whatever? You've talked about leadership a lot? What what do you think are the qualities or traits for a good leader? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 38:45 There are, there are many that I could start listing. But if I had one, if I had to pick one category, that would be, as we say, in French, and several heads, which is being right is to know how to be knowing what to do is, is the easy part, I want to say especially as we build on experience, and as we grow older, and so on and so forth. I'm not saying that those decisions are always easy. But, you know, as far as being it's much more complex. And I think that's the most fascinating piece of leadership. Because it's about us, it's about us interacting with others. It's much more complex, because every single human being is unique. So even if we have an experience with certain kinds of people, it's going to be always going to be different with other other other people we encounter. Right? So focusing on being on top of doing is I think one of the biggest skills and responsibility a leader has Michael Hingson ** 39:59 Yeah, I, I hear what you're saying. I also think that knowing what to do is a very difficult thing. And I think one of the good skills that any good leader has, is going back to what you said, also allowing people to whether you want to use the word challenge or state their own opinions, because they may know something about what to do in a particular situation that is even better than what you know. And a good leader has to be able to recognize that and look at all aspects. And I know when I was leading sales forces, one of the things that I told every salesperson I ever hired was, I'm your boss, but I'm not here to boss you around. I'm here to add value to what you do to help you be more successful. So we need to learn to work together. And I think that is such an important thing that many people who are in positions of authority never really understand. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 41:07 I completely agree with you, Michael. And I want to add to what I said before what you just said that when I talked about being it's being humble, among other things, being humble, but I didn't want to summarize leadership to humility, right? So it's being humble, it's being a good communicator, it's being able to interact with different cultures with different ways of thinking with it's also being able to admit, responsibility to admit mistakes to to celebrate, right. So it's all of this together. So that when decisions need to be made, it becomes easier and smoother. It's not going to be perfect. Okay, yeah, I always say that is there is no such thing as perfect, even especially in when we talk about dealing with crisis. Because that's also I think one of the biggest caveats of a lot of reading materials I see is that we think it's, it's, there's an end, there's an end to to it, right? And I think it's there is no such thing, it's always a journey. It's always a learning journey for every leader have read about or discussed with or met in person, no matter, right? It's always a learning curve. Sometimes we have up sometimes we have downs. And sometimes we succeed, sometimes we mess up. So that's why and what so that's why one of the things I really put forth is the fact that it's a journey. It's it's not a it's not the end. And Michael Hingson ** 42:45 I think the times when perhaps someone messes up are the best times because those are the times that drive home the point something to learn here, even though there's something to learn, even when you're extremely successful, how can you maybe do it better, but we tend to focus on the mess up times more. And that's, that's fine. But still, it's not that we're a failure, it's that we need to learn and grow from it. And I suppose that get back to picking on politicians, I'm not sure they, they do a great job of that. But nevertheless, it's what any good leader should really do. And I think that it's a crucial thing. As you said, it's a journey, which is, which is really important. When did you form crisis ally. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 43:33 So I formed it at the end of 2018. At first, it was Alexandra Hoffman consulting, and it became crisis ally in 2020, during COVID, because when COVID Had I changed everything, the strategy, the business model, everything. And I also changed the the identity and I really didn't want the company to be about me. I want it to be about what we do and how we can serve our clients basically. 44:05 Yeah. Michael Hingson ** 44:08 You know, in the pandemic, the difference between the pandemic and the World Trade Center is that the pandemic, whether a lot of us necessarily recognized as much as we could have or should have, is it more directly affected everyone than the World Trade Center? Yes, the world shut down for a few days after September 11, especially the financial markets and so on. And yes, it was something that was an issue for most all of us. And I think it's true to say that the world stopped, but then it started again. And with the pandemic, we went through a different kind of situation that affected so many people. And I think a lot of us maybe didn't think it through as well as we could have. And I hope it doesn't happen again. But I'm not sure that that's the case. I know that in this country. We have an I've been reading over the last couple of days that deaths associated with the pandemic have brought the whole picture back down to, we're experiencing the amount of deaths we normally do. Even pre pandemic. So for the world, perhaps the pandemic is over. Maybe, or at least this one is over, but I guess we'll see. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 45:26 But, yeah, like it's, it's, it's hard to predict such things. I'm actually more concerned about natural disasters, if you want to, if you want my, my take on this one, much more concerned, because that's also easy. It's a confirmation bias, now that we see 911. Now, now that we've seen the pandemic, now, everyone is focused on this same with cyber attacks, basically, right. Everyone is focused on those because we've experienced them. I think we ought to be extremely cautious with natural disasters and what nature has in store for us because yeah, between the heat waves, and we had some major wildfires just a year ago, we're where I live. I know you've had your share as well. Canada has had its share recently as well, it's it's so professionally speaking from a risk perspective, natural disasters, I think are high on my list. And Michael Hingson ** 46:28 of course, the the and I, I agree with you the course of the question is, what can we do about it? And, again, I think, for me, I think it starts with getting back to dealing with some of the cognitive biases, and to recognize we have to deal a little bit with what if we may not be able to predict a particular national natural disaster, but we certainly can be more aware and make some preparations and be Alexandra Hoffmann ** 47:01 less surprised? Absolutely. Because Surprise, surprise, is what takes a toll on everyone. You know, surprise what, especially bad surprises, right like that. So being more aware of these, and like you said, like, like you said, and, and being less surprised by those events, it's much less traumatizing, much less traumatizing. It's much easier to cope right away, and to make decisions instantly, rather than just, you know, freezing. Here Michael Hingson ** 47:32 in the United States. And I'm sure elsewhere, we hear a lot about earthquakes. And Dr. Lucy Jones, here in Southern California, and others talk about predicting earthquakes or seeing earthquakes before they reach us. And now they're talking about maybe 10 to 62nd warning, which people will tell that's not very much. But that's incredible compared to the way it used to be. And if we continue to encourage the science, we'll probably find other things that will help give us more warnings. I know in Iceland, they're actually learning how to do a better job of predicting volcanic eruptions. And they're doing a really an incredible job. And like with anything, it's very expensive. Right now, the technology is a little bit challenging. But if we encourage the science, it will improve. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 48:33 That's interesting, because that's one of the takeaways from the Ostrich Paradox book that's mentioned about Fukushima, one of the experts scientists had said, If we invest in this technology, we'll have what we need to be prepared for such an event, because it was very expensive at the time, they said no to it. Yeah. And then Fukushima happens. Michael Hingson ** 48:53 And then Fukushima happened and Fukushima wasn't good. 48:57 They couldn't perceive the the tidal wave. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 49:03 Now, that's not what I want to say they couldn't perceive the risk as being high enough. The the measure the impact has been big, but the probability was so low for them was like, Okay, we're not going to invest millions or whatever, right, for something that has a super low probability from happening. Michael Hingson ** 49:23 And then it didn't. Yeah. Which is, of course, the issue. I was at Fukushima, oh, no more than a year after it happened. And, but I hear exactly what you're saying. And we need to recognize that things do occur and that we have to learn to address them. And again, it gets back to this whole idea of what if and the reality is, I think, there there are people who have a gift of learning to deal with what if, and we ought to honor and recognize that more than we do. core, some of them are not really dealing with what if, what if they're making things up? But there are people who do what if and who do it very well. And a lot of the scientists are specifically trying to address that kind of issue. Well, what if this happens? And what's the theory behind this? And? And how can it change? And we just don't address science nearly as much as it should. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 50:24 And I want to add, from where I am, I have been working with the corporate sector 22 years now. I've never, I've never met a scientist to talk about risks like this. So this is also something to understand. There's so many silos that we ought to break, eventually, when we talk about, you know, managing responding to disruptive events, yeah. Because communities don't need in some communities would need to meet to increase the level of awareness on so many things. Like we're talking about risk science and scientific studies and knowledge. Right? Right. Of course, I'm curious enough. So I go on google now or any other platform to learn as much as I can. But when you sit, you know, put yourself in chief security officers choose or chief risk officer shoes. Yeah, has no time to do such thing. Right. And the thing is, because we're used to think in a silo, I've never attended any team meeting, where we've invited over a scientist to talk about, I don't know, the risk of AI, the risk of natural disasters, the risk of cyber the risk of anything. Never. Why is that? I don't know. Because it's, it's a, I think it's just we don't think about it. And by just discussing it with you, I realize that's a huge gap. I've actually started bridging that, you know, with my putting my small stone to this, to this siloed world, I've actually started seeing this acknowledging this between universities and the corporate world. So I started teaching to universities, at universities, sorry, okay, too, because I realized that there were so many things I wasn't taught back at university, and I wished I had known before earlier in my career. So things could have been, I would want to say, easier, right? For myself or my teams. So I'm like, Okay, let's go to university and teach students what I've learned along the way to bridge that gap. But that's not that's not so common. That's not quite so common. And by just discussing with you, I realized that we, we don't talk to the scientific community Michael Hingson ** 52:51 in area and work on an Alexandra Hoffmann ** 52:53 area to work on unless you know, people I know people who have PhDs and degrees like this. And of course, they they are part of the scientific community. But that I mean, having a PhD is not being a scientist right to so. So yeah, you get my point. Because I don't want to hurt anyone's, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Michael Hingson ** 53:14 I do know, I hear what you're saying. What's an example of where Crisis Ally has really made a difference in what a company does? Alexandra Hoffmann ** 53:24 So I think what we try to do, each time we serve a client is really to make at least the teams who are supposed to work in this on the on these topics on these critical topics more resilient, more agile, and more adaptable to more sustainable, I want to say, right? ie we don't want people to crash. We want to be able we want people to be able to sustain protracted emergencies, protracted situation, right. So that's how we, we want to make a difference with the client we serve. And it's really about aligning the people behind one vision and one mission. So that's what we do when we serve clients. I have one specific example in mind, where there was a we were working with a team and there were there were a lot of misalignment around the mission, the vision around security, crisis management, business continuity, all those resilience related topics, right risk management as well. And we helped we helped the team align on these topics basically. So which I think will have some positive impact on the company as a whole. Michael Hingson ** 54:52 So for you looking ahead, what do you think is the most exciting thing about the future for crisis ally and what you're doing and where you're headed. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 55:03 The most exciting things that we're growing, I mean, revenue is growing. So that's really, really exciting. And it's growing really, really a lot. So it's, you know, I'm trying to plan for that, and foresee well how to handle what's coming, basically. And so I'm trying to envision new new partnerships, I want to say and also maybe hiring people for the for the company. So that's, that's something I'm thinking about for 2020 2420 25, you know, because it's really, it's really growing now. Michael Hingson ** 55:46 And that's exciting. And there's gonna be room for what you do for a long time. Have you written any books or any other online kinds of things? Not yet, have it done? With the Astrid. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 56:01 I've written articles, but I mean, really writing a book, I, you know, it takes time. And I haven't decided I haven't decided have decided not to put my energy on this. At this point in my life. That's fair. Michael Hingson ** 56:16 So you have two children to worry about. And then their crisis right now is that they didn't need to come in the room. So you know, is that leadership probably? Well, I want to figure out a way in the future to continue this, this is fun. And I would love to chat with you more. We've been doing this for a while now. And I don't want people to get too tired of us. But I think that's a fun discussion and one that we ought to continue in the future. Whenever you're, you're willing to do it. But if people want to reach out to you and learn about Crisis Ally and so on. So the best 56:51 way for people to reach me is on LinkedIn. Michael, like you found me on that we found each other on LinkedIn. I'm all the time I'm on LinkedIn all the time. It's, I also have my website, my company's website, which is www dot crisisally.com. But what's your Michael Hingson ** 57:08 LinkedIn name? That people can Alexandra Hoffmann.com H O F F M A N N? Yeah, Alexandra Hoffmann ** 57:13 I have to bring it to carry my daughter right now. You don't see her Michael, but she's asking for my arms. But Michael Hingson ** 57:22 nothing wrong with having a daughter around. I close my door, so my cat wouldn't come in and yell at me. Well, I want to thank you very much for being here. This has absolutely been delightful. And I do want to do it again. And I hope all of you found this interesting. What's your daughter's name? Amber, Emeril, Amber, and Amber. Yes, sir. Hello. Yeah. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 57:46 She got here with the headphones. So that's true. Well tell her how she left. She got bored. She got bored. Looking at the screen. Michael Hingson ** 57:52 She's done now. Yeah. 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Alexandra, thank you very much for being here. I've really enjoyed it. I hope all of our listeners have. And I want to just express my appreciation to you for being here. Alexandra Hoffmann ** 59:05 Thank you very, very much Michael for the discussion. It was very interesting. And I must say you caught me off guard of guard with a couple of questions. But that was also a very interesting just for that. And thank you very much for for having me on today and for listening. Michael Hingson ** 59:25 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. 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Welcome to "The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast," where host Tamra Andress and her special guest, Justin Schenck, engage in transformative conversations about entrepreneurship, personal growth, and faith. In this engaging and dynamic podcast, Tamra and Justin share their personal stories and insights, exploring topics like self-development, finding purpose, and creating success from challenging beginnings. Justin's journey from a 1.7 GPA student with a troubled family background to a successful entrepreneur and podcast host is an inspiring testament to the power of personal growth. He shares how he discovered self-development, launched his podcast, and ultimately found his purpose in positively impacting the world. Tamra and Justin discuss the importance of vulnerability and authenticity, especially in podcasting, where long-form interviews provide a unique platform for deep and meaningful conversations. They emphasize the value of connecting with listeners personally and how podcasting can be a powerful networking tool. The podcast also introduces PodBrand, a recent project by Justin that aims to help podcasters create engaging content and reach a wider audience through social media platforms. Justin emphasizes the freedom to evolve as an entrepreneur and not be stuck in a particular business or identity. Instead, he highlights the joy and excitement of embracing change and constant growth. Justin shares his experience of continually evolving his business and pursuing new opportunities. The conversation delves into spirituality and faith, with Justin sharing a personal story reaffirming his belief in a higher power. He discusses how spirituality plays a vital role in his life and how it guides his actions and decisions. Tamra and Justin also explore the essence of success, with Justin defining it as "doing what I want when I want, with whom I want." He emphasizes the importance of finding joy in the present moment and being content with who you are right now. Don't miss this inspiring and insightful conversation with Justin Schenck, filled with practical advice, personal anecdotes, and valuable wisdom on living a life of purpose, growth, and faith. Subscribe to "The F.I.T. in Faith Podcast" and explore Justin's "Growth Now Movement" podcast for even more transformative content. About Justin: Justin Schenck is an entrepreneur, speaker and the host of the top rated podcast the Growth Now Movement. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine, featured in Thrive Global and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence' in the new media space. Justin's podcast has grown to become a podcast that is currently getting played in over 100 countries every single week and he has gone on to help countless people grow their brands and business with his company PodBrand.io He is also the host and creator of one of the go to events for entrepreneurs and forward thinkers; Growth Now Summit LIVE! Where to Find Justin: @justintschenck on all platforms Where to Find Tamra: ⁉️ Have a faith & or biz question you'd like to have me answer? Feel free to write it, along with your honest review on Apple Podcasts - I'll share you and give you the answer in an upcoming episode!
Learn More About The Awakened Mastery Journey! Awakened...Now What?! EPISODE 312 BREATHING FOR HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS WITH ALYSE BACINE Alyse Bacine is a Breathwork Practitioner, Spiritual Mentor, and the CEO of Alyse Breathes. She has her Master's in Counseling Psychology and certifications in both Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness Practices, as well as an extensive background in the mental health field where she served as a school counselor for 10+ years and received a grant to implement a meditation program at her school. Knowing that she wanted to expand her mission of healing familial and ancestral trauma, and normalizing breathwork and meditation practices, she opened her own business and quickly became a six-figure mentor. Alyse helps high-achieving women that feel stuck in their wealth, partnership, psychic abilities, and/or trauma, transform their current realities to get to their next-level selves. Her programs are deeply rooted in healing with the support of the Akashic Records & Pleiadians, so that women can navigate work, love, and life as powerful leaders, without the burden of trauma playing a role in their highest potential. She has been featured in prestigious publications like O, The Oprah Magazine, Bustle, NYLON, Thrive Global, Well+Good, and Yahoo! (00:00) Introduction (01:47) Alyse's background (03:53) Can breathwork trigger a spiritual awakening? (05:15) How is breathwork different from meditation? (05:37) How can breathwork heal trauma? (08:52) Jay-R's breathwork experience (09:39) Alyse's breathwork technique (11:05) What are the benefits of breathing with a group? (12:31) What are the physiological affects of breathwork? (15:50) How can breathwork improve your immune system? (20:55) How can breathwork heighten your intuition? (26:22) Can breathwork help us access the Akashic Records? (33:47) Now What?! Contact Alyse! https://www.alysebreathes.com @alyse_breathes
Heather Hakes is a Mindset Coach, speaker and corporate trainer, and author of Take the Leap. She has been featured on numerous podcasts and published in Authority Magazine,Thrive Global, Voyage Denver, and Women Who Empower and Inspire. Heather has reached tens of thousands through her international podcast, Mind Over Matter. Heather specializes in helping others get out of their own way by awakening their infinite potential to create their ideal life. Heather is a graduate of Tony Robbins' Mastery University and Gabby Bernstein's Spirit Junkie Masterclass. She also studies and completed trainings through Abraham-Hicks, Dr. Joe Dispenza and Bob Proctor's principles of alignment, brain and heart coherence and shifting paradigms for personal mastery. Heather is now on a mission to help others overcome their blocks through her transformative coaching programs. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/expansionofconsciousness/support
Join me in Ellie's Mastermind Model --> www.ellieswift.com/model This week I have the absolute pleasure of sitting down with my friend and coach, Ellie Swift. Ellie is a business coach and mastermind mentor and today she shares her entrepreneurial journey ranging from her transition from a salaried position, living on $40,000 a year, to becoming a wildly successful businesswoman running her own mastermind programs. We delve deep into her perspective on:personal and professional investmentsfinancial prioritiesthe importance of embracing a CEO mindsetEllie also discusses the innate desire for safety and impact of scarcity on women in the business world. With Ellie's personal stories, investing insights, and practical advice about becoming more abundant and successful, this episode is packed with invaluable lessons for coaches, creatives, and consultants alike. Stay tuned to the end for a surprise where Ellie shares her unique manifestation process, inspired by Joe Dispenza's principles, and why it has been so effective. Whether you're an entrepreneur or dreaming of becoming one, this episode is a treasure trove of inspiration, real-life wisdom, and practical business strategies.Ellie Swift is a Business Coach & Mastermind Mentor for high-performing women who are ready to build soul-led, intentional and profitable online businesses.Using her signature Swift Marketing Method®, Ellie helps coaches, creatives & consultants connect with their customers, shine online, and create life-changing results (for both themselves & their clients) across her mastermind programs. She also teaches how to create scalable and valuable masterminds through her program, The Mastermind Model™.Ellie spent a decade working in marketing in London, Sydney, and Perth, achieving her goal of Head of Marketing Strategy by the age of 28 before making the transition into her business. She has built a 7-figure business in 5 years and has supported her clients as they've built 6, multi 6 and 7-figure businesses, created six and multi-five figure launches, tripled their income and completely transformed their businesses (and lives!) using mindset, marketing & strategy.Ellie's mission is to support soul-led women to experience the lives they dream of through entrepreneurship. She has been featured in various print and digital publications, including Success Magazine, Medium, Mamamia, Thrive Global, Smart Company and The West Australian.Mastermind Model --> www.ellieswift.com/model10 Proven Ways to Upgrade Your Relationship with Money [in 10 minutes or less!] www.katyalmstrom.com/10-ways Connect with Katy: IG: www.instagram.com/katy_almstromFB: www.facebook.com/groups/networthwoman
“Trust your life force. Trust that there is something bigger than you.”We talk so much about developing IQ and emotional intelligence, but I think we shy away from conversations about our shared spiritual essence and the search for meaning and purpose. Today's guest opens up the door for us to think about connecting with our spirit, our soul's essence, and operating with less ego and more soul.Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She aims to help change the way we work and live.In this episode:Agapi's journey of spiritual intelligenceAccessing your highest self and a higher powerGetting more grounded and in tune with your inner selfConnecting to your heart and soul rather than just your mindThe role of ego in personal growth and relationshipsAnd more!Power Presence Academy: Practical Wisdom for Leaders is the go-to podcast for anyone who leads. Your host is Janet Ioli, leadership and human development expert, sought-after coach and advisor to global executives, and former executive with experience in four Fortune 100 companies. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and learn to lead with Less Ego, More Soul.Noteworthy Quotes from This Episode“You've got to do the inner work. If you want the results, you've got to put the time, the hours. You've got to disconnect.”“It's so simple. You don't need a coach, you don't need a teacher, you don't need a therapist. You've got your diary, you've got your journal, you've got your beautiful pens.”“What is your currency? It doesn't have to be money. It doesn't have to be recognition. And for me, my currency is my heart.”“You cannot open up your heart if you have judgments on yourself; if you think you're not good enough.”Resource Links:Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and motivational speaker. She has spoken at L'Oreal, Women's Health Magazine, PepsiCo, Google, Nike, Starbucks, and many more organizations. Currently, Agapi is facilitating workshops and seminars for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live around the world and prevent the burnout epidemic.Email Agapi at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for her guided meditations.Read Agapi's latest book: Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift YouConnect with today's guest on LinkedIn: Agapi StassinopoulosConnect with Janet Ioli:Website: janetioli.comLinkedin: Janet IoliInstagram: @janetioliJanet is the founder of Power Presence Academy. She helps leaders ground themselves with confidence, connection, and purpose and lead with Less Ego, More Soul.If you want to become more grounded, confident, and aligned with your deeper values in just 21 days. Check out Janet Ioli's book Less Ego, More Soul: A Modern Reinvention Guide for Women.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Select “Listen in Apple Podcasts,” then choose the “Ratings & Reviews” tab to share what you think.
Stop self-diagnosing your business problems and start calling The Biz Doctor, Lauren Goldstein. Today, Lauren shares how she works with businesses to overcome tech overwhelm, scale with style, and optimize team performance. From her diagnostic process to simplifying processes, Lauren's expertise will revolutionize how you approach your business. Lauren Goldstein is the founder and CEO of the award-winning and globally-recognized business consulting firm Golden Key Partnership. Her clients lovingly call her "The Biz Doctor" (which also happens to be the name of her podcast). Her superpower is helping 7-figure service-based entrepreneurs uncover what is keeping them stuck in the trenches of their business so that they can have more freedom, impact, success, and happier teams and can breathe a much-needed sigh of relief. She's been featured in Thrive Global, Huff Post, and Authority Magazine and is a trusted expert to Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Nike, and AT&T. ------------------------- In today's episode, we cover the following: How she creates her client's journey Legacy business vs. lifestyle business Growing vs. scaling your business How she helps her clients be true leaders Why your team's personality and their job titles matter Top tech issues she sees in her client's businesses The rule of 3 to implement with your team Being proactive in limiting your distractions Why taking responsibility is essential for success ----------------------- RESOURCES: Listen to Lauren's podcast, The Biz Doctor ----------------------- Guest info: To learn more about Lauren and her fantastic insights, follow her on Instagram @ItsLaurenGoldstein and Facebook @Lauren.E.Goldstein and visit her website, goldenkeypartnership.com. ----------------------- WORK WITH MKW CREATIVE CO. Connect on social with Michelle at: Kiss My Aesthetic Facebook Group Instagram Tik Tok ----------------------- Did you know that the fuel of the POD and the KMA Team runs on coffee? ;) If you love the content shared in the KMA podcast, you're welcome to invite us to a cup of coffee any time - Buy Me a Coffee! ----------------------- This episode of the Kiss My Aesthetic Podcast is brought to you by Audible. Get your first month free at www.audible.com/kma. This episode was edited by Berta Wired Theme music by: Eliza Rosevera and Nathan Menard
This week's episode of the Growth Guide podcast features Mike Rucker. Mike is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He joined us today to talk about his best-selling book, ‘The Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life.'In this episode, Mike dives into the topic of finding joy and fulfillment in life by breaking free from the constant busyness trap. We discuss how the pandemic has allowed many of us to reflect on our goals and priorities, challenging the notion of a meritocracy and redefining what success truly means. Mike shares insights into the impact of social media on self-perception, the importance of setting achievable goals, and the significance of autonomy over our time. Tune into this episode to explore strategies for creating balance, embracing fun, and curating meaningful memories to live a more fulfilling and joyful life. [06.54] Social behaviors – Social behavior is a complex concept because, when it comes to times like COVID-19, people have difficulty coping without their rhythms and routines. [12.43] Different approaches – When you are trapped in a certain way, you have to try an approach that you are comfortable with, not what other people are comfortable with.[20.17] Happiness trap – Mike explains the difference between anticipatory pleasure and consummatory pleasure.[30.54] Sacrifice – There's a certain level of sacrifice you have to make when you dream big. Not everyone has the ability to do that. [37.15] Achieving goals – We talk about making the process of achieving goals enjoyable rather than the outcome enjoyable. [44.00] The trick – Mike explains how anything that will alleviate boredom, traumatic pain, or discomfort could sometimes trick us into thinking we are enjoying it.[50.00] Time - If you don't have any autonomy over how you spend your time, it creates the problem of feeling trapped. [01.00.48] SAVOR system – Story editing, activity bundling, variable hedonics, options, and reminiscing.[01.07.47] Reminiscing – We talk about the importance of remembering pleasant things we've had in the past. [01.18.50] Choose Your Own Adventure – When you've reached the foundation of what makes you happy, you don't need to fill your time with unnecessary goals.ResourcesConnect with MikeLinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/michaelrucker/ Instagram - instagram.com/thewonderoffun/ Twitter - twitter.com/performbetter Facebook - web.facebook.com/mike.rucker.phd/ Website - michaelrucker.com/ Book by Mike Rucker PhDThe Fun Habit: How the Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your LifeBook by Yuval Noah HarariSapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of HumankindBook by Bessel van der Kolk M.DThe Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
On this latest episode of Actualizing Success, Actualize Consulting's COO Kerry Wekelo, Director Irv Goldfinger, and Senior Manager John Kruger dive into the pressing issue of retaining treasury talent. With turnover affecting all levels within treasury teams, from senior management to analysts, and the demand for experienced treasury professionals continuing to soar, our experts share their insights and strategies for keeping treasury teams united and inspired.Listen to learn more about: ● The reasons behind talent departures● The power of cross-training● Strategies for keeping teams united and inspired● Utilizing technology to build robust, automated processes● Creating a culture that supports team growth and innovation● How Actualize Consulting nurtures treasury talent through innovative programs About Kerry Wekelo:Kerry is Chief Operating Officer at Actualize Consulting. Her book and program, Culture Infusion: 9 Principles for Creating and Maintaining a Thriving Organizational Culture and latest book Gratitude Infusion are the impetus behind Actualize Consulting being named Top Company Culture by Entrepreneur Magazine, a Top Workplace by The Washington Post, and Great Place to Work-Certified. In her leadership, Kerry blends her experiences as a consultant, executive coach, award-winning author, mindfulness expert, and entrepreneur. Kerry has been featured on ABC, NBC, NPR, The New York Times, Thrive Global, SHRM, Inc., and Forbes.● Email: email@example.com About John Kruger John is a Senior Manager at Actualize Consulting with over 11 years of experience. He specializes in Treasury and risk management, cash management and forecasting, payments, cash accounting process, training and development, support process reviews and documentation, SaaS implementations, project management, and relationship management.● Email: firstname.lastname@example.org About Irv Goldfinger:Irv is a Managing Director in the Capital Markets and Treasury practice at Actualize Consulting with 40 years of experience. Irv has extensive experience across all fixed income, structured products and derivative instruments and prime brokerage, investment banking, multinational corporates, and hedge funds. He specializes in managing fit gap analysis, software development, vendor software evaluation, implementation of third-party software, regulatory compliance, systems architecture review, business process engineering, interface development, application performance tuning, and risk management. Irv holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Brooklyn College.● Email: email@example.com Thanks for listening to this episode of the Actualizing Success Podcast! We hope you enjoyed the discussion and come back for more. In the meantime, don't forget to rate this episode and leave a review to let us know how you like it. More Info: Website: www.actualizeconsulting.com If you have any questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My guest today reminds you that you are destined for magnificence. Julie Reisler wants you to be your Youest You and express your greatness.Today's guest, Julie Reisler, explains the question she was asked by her coach that changed her life forever fifteen years ago. It took Julie polishing off two pounds of M&Ms in a 15-minute sitting and getting sick for three days afterward to realize that something significant needed to be addressed in her life. Julie was using food to cope with her and would eat to feel better and distract herself from what was going on inside of her.Today, Julie is a board-certified master life and wellness coach, and was voted ‘Top 10 Most Influential Life Coaches in 2023'. She mentors thousands of coaches, change-makers, and soulful entrepreneurs. Julie hosts The You-est You® podcast, a global show in over 175 countries, and is the author of Get a PhD in YOU, an Amazon top-pick. Julie has been featured in Forbes, MindBodyGreen, The Chopra Center, Bustle, and Thrive Global for her work as a coach, teacher, and conscious business leader. Julie is a multi-time TEDx speaker and has spoken on stages throughout North America. She is also a popular course creator on Insight Timer, the number-one ranked mindfulness app.If you consider yourself a spiritual seeker, entrepreneur, or a seeker of your most authentic self, then today's conversation is non-negotiable.https://juliereisler.com/
Jisunny (Jisun Sunny Fisher, PhD, MA, CHt, CAPP), is a licensed psychologist, award-winning author and happiness coach with a superpower of helping entrepreneurs and empaths find their compelling direction and rediscover how to fall in love with life again. Her goal is to help mission-driven visionaries, entrepreneurs, and creatives who want to overcome the fear of the unknown/unpredictable + patterns of self-sacrificing so that they can live their most epic, transcendent life-mission. With graduate degrees from Columbia University and the University of Connecticut, Jisunny has been featured in Thrive Global, Bustle, Goalcast, and more. She loves hiking with her pups, reading tarot, and making annual trips to her beloved land of Hawai'i. If you catch her cooking in the kitchen, run the other way! Find out more at www.bodhifully.com. https://www.instagram.com/bodhifully/ This show is brought to you by 6am Run & 6amrun.com: "6AM Run believes in improving everyone's physical ability to not only have motion, but STAY IN MOTION. All this while creating an amazing, supportive, surrounding community.” Use the link http://6amrun.refr.cc/relativelynormal for 20% off of your order! This show is owned and produced under Relatively Normal LLC, control #22174610. Guest are found through podmatch.com and recorded through riverside.fm. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marc-paisant7/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/marc-paisant7/support
Dr. Robin Buckley is an international professional speaker,cognitive behavioral coach, and author. As a speaker, Robin focuses on twoareas of expertise: mental wellness in the workplace and women's empowerment,including the area of women's sexual health. She creates candid and supportiveconversations on topics which help individuals thrive in their professional andpersonal lives. As a coach, Robin works with executives and high-performancecouples to help clients create strategic plans for success in their careers andin their relationships based on her proprietary model. The owner of InsightsGroup Psychological & Coaching Services, Dr. Buckley has a Ph.D. inclinical psychology from Hofstra University, and served as a doctoral professorand dissertation chair for students in business, leadership, education, andhealthcare. She has published three books, including Voices From the Village:Advice for girls on the verge of adulthood. Dr. Buckley is a columnist forEntrepreneur.com and has been featured as an expert on multiple mediaplatforms, including Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, Nike, various podcastsand news radio. Her 2022 TEDx talk was released in September. www.drrobinbuckley.com https://www.instagram.com/drrobinbuckley/ https://twitter.com/DrRobinInsights https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-robin-buckley/ https://www.tiktok.com/@drrobinbuckley email@example.com
Heather Kernahan is a global business leader who has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Thrive Global, Biz Women, and Ad Week. She currently serves as the CEO of Hotwire Global, an award-winning global tech communications and marketing consultancy who have worked with companies such as Meta, Adobe, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Honeywell. She was named one of the San Francisco Business Times 100 Most Influential Women and North America Innovator of the Year by Provoke Media. She serves on the board of ICCO, is a Trustee of IPR, and is past Board Chair of the PR Council. Kernahan is a sought-after speaker on business-leadership topics and has taken the stage at Fortune Global Forum discussing Innovation on the Fast Track, at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center as a keynote and workshop facilitator on unlocking authentic leadership, and at Chief discussing High Stakes Leadership. She is a strategic adviser and has been a mentor to leaders, entrepreneurs, and start-ups through work with NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, Company VenturesNYCs foremost venture community, Scotians Global Advisors, Cleantech Open, Womens Startup Lab and the LAGRANT Foundation. She is a venture capitalist and LP with Women Who Invest and Portfolia. Taking action in the areas of inclusion, belonging, and education is important to her. She has been part of the launch team of the Say Gap, a program developed by the PRCouncil to train women and other underrepresented leaders to speak on stage and be interviewed by the press. She co-founded The 10, a group of women in leadership who are working to have more women leaders write and publish their first business books, as well, she serves on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for the College of Marin. Heather grew up in Canada and has since held senior marketing and leadership roles at start-up, mid-size, and global tech companies in Canada and the US, where she has been part of teams building the future. She received her masters in Business Administration in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children. What you will learn in this episode: What inspired Heather to write her book, Unstuckable Why it is vital for women to write more business books How becoming an author can give you credibility and access to the media Why you will get nothing in business if you can't communicate How Heather and “The Ten” can help women who want to become authors learn the ropes Resources: Website: https://www.hotwireglobal.com/ LinkedIn Personal: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heatherkernahan/ LinkedIn Business: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hotwireglobal/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/hkernahan Unstuckable