152 episodes

This is Awaken The Awesome - a podcast where we acknowledge that we are all in this together.

Through enlightening conversations and personal insights, your host Olivier Day, aims to connect with and introduce you to individuals, just like you, who show us how they are bringing a little bit of Awesomeness in their individual journeys.

Our hope is to inspire you to always keep pushing, and to Stay Awesome along the way.

Awaken The Awesom‪e‬ Olivier Day

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

This is Awaken The Awesome - a podcast where we acknowledge that we are all in this together.

Through enlightening conversations and personal insights, your host Olivier Day, aims to connect with and introduce you to individuals, just like you, who show us how they are bringing a little bit of Awesomeness in their individual journeys.

Our hope is to inspire you to always keep pushing, and to Stay Awesome along the way.

    Ep. 152 - Make The Why Your Compass (w. Dr. Alister Martin, MD, MPP)

    Ep. 152 - Make The Why Your Compass (w. Dr. Alister Martin, MD, MPP)

     
    Really excited to be back with you guys as we get to speak with an incredible individual with a truly remarkable story that stands out as a true example of both passion and purpose.
    From his humble New Jersey beginnings,  and by overcoming his fair share of personal struggles, Dr. Alister Martin's own sense determination and fierce conviction eventually led him to both an MD from Harvard Medical School as well as a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.
    He is an emergency physician who straddles the worlds of medicine, public health, and social justice. He is also faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Social Justice and Health Equity at Harvard Medical School. 
    Dr. Martin previously served as Chief Resident at MGH/Brigham Hospital. He now leverages his background in politics, healthcare policy, and the field of behavioural economics to use the ED as a place to build programs that serve the needs of vulnerable patients.
    He leads programs that: transition homeless patients into permanent supportive housing, get patients struggling with addiction into recovery, and offer patients who are unregistered voters the opportunity to register to vote through a program called VotER. 
    His work has been written about in the Boston Globe as well as NPR.
    I'm honoured for Dr. Martin's generous time in being on the podcast as we discuss the selflessness of caring for our fellow human being, the importance of vision and purpose, being solution-driven when wanting to solve problems, relentless mindset...and so much more.
    Dr. Martin's incredible parting quote :
    "Lately I have come to the conclusion, and you may disagree, that pretty much every experience we have moves us either toward life or away from it. There are some things that suck the life out of you, that make you feel smaller and less human, that alienate you from yourself; they calcify your fear and carve a monument out of your emptiness. Then there are those that bring you closer to life, that grow in you the desire to create, to nurture, to see beautiful things and become them. This is the love that increases your attachment to people and animals, makes you smile at children or go outside to see the moon. Every experience is either life-affirming or life-denying.
    There is just one trick. It sometimes happens that to move toward love — true, active, life-affirming love — means to move toward death."
     
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
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    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3

    • 55 min
    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 018 - Stop underselling the merchandise

    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 018 - Stop underselling the merchandise

    *This episode originally aired on February 15th, 2018*
     
    A rapid-fire solo episode where I take 2 seconds to look at negative self-talk in the eye. Enjoy.
     
    #ATATribe #StayAwesome
     
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
    Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B
    Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4
    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3

    • 5 min
    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 100 - Connect The Dots (w. Mubariz “Moby” Hayat)

    [REBROADCAST] - Ep. 100 - Connect The Dots (w. Mubariz “Moby” Hayat)

    *This episode originally aired on October 22, 2019*
    He and I have not known each other that long, but as these things happen, when you realize that you both resonate on the same frequency, you run with it. What has since transpired is indeed a mutual respect as well as a growing friendship for which I am truly honored.
    Mubariz Hayat, more commonly known among familiar circles as "Moby" for short - not THAT Moby - isn't just a savy Marketer, active podcaster, daring entrepreneur, insightful storyteller and ferocious content creator, but also, throughout our various interactions, happens to be an all-around warm and spirited individual. Qualities that truly stand out in this next conversation.
    On this episode, one that was a long time coming, Moby shares amazing stories of his personal journey traveling from Pakistan to the United States, his patience, discipline and resilience while awaiting his green card, staying curious and trying different things along one's journey, and of course, never settling...
    Through curiosity, kinship and just plain whimsical human interaction, I had the opportunity to connect with a guy a who has truly nothing short of a gentleman and a treasure trove of practical tips and amazing insights.
    You can connect with Moby via his official Instagram page as well as Linkedin.
    Another terrific conversation which I do hope you'll enjoy. 
     
    #ATATribe #StayAwesome
     
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
    Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B
    Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4
    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 151 - The Spirit Of A Champion (w. Jamal Henry)

    Ep. 151 - The Spirit Of A Champion (w. Jamal Henry)

    It's always refreshing to walk into an interview and not really know what will come out the other end.
    This was another one of those opportunities where the individual definitely lived up to the hype.
    Jamal Henry is a man of many talents - whether through his dynamic football career, his obvious dedication to his family as a husband and father, or as a published author, one could agree there are a few reasons why our conversation was such a thrill.
    But what mostly stood for me was the genuine intensity and wisdom that Jamal brought to our conversation. Indeed, I got to sit down with a man driven by a palpable sense of clarity and commitment to his goals that I believe we can all take notes from.
    On this episode, Jamal and I have an amazing exchange as we discuss the importance self-awareness, creating boundaries, setting a clear path for one's vision and so much more.
    You can connect with Jamal via Instagram & Facebook.
    Be sure to grab a copy of his book available on Amazon.
    Enjoy
     #ATATribe #StayAwesome
     
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
    Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B
    Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4
    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 149 - Gone Too Soon. Never Forgotten. (w. guest host: Jessica Cantave)

    Ep. 149 - Gone Too Soon. Never Forgotten. (w. guest host: Jessica Cantave)

    The story I thought I'd never get the courage to tell on this platform. 
    Everything happens in due time.
    With the hopes that my journey helps someone who needs to hear it.
    Enjoy. #ATATribe #StayAwesome
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
    Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B
    Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4
    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ep. 148 - Game. Set. Success. (w. Neyssa Etienne)

    Ep. 148 - Game. Set. Success. (w. Neyssa Etienne)

     
    What defines a Champion?
    Medals?
    Trophies?
    The Scoreboard?
    The endless training and practice sessions?
    The high-level expectations we put on ourselves?
    The ferocious dedication to our craft bred from a very early age through our family legacy?
    The clear sense of direction we've sharpened over the years?
    ...or is it something else?
    I don't have the answers. But fortunately, through a journey marked by ambition, resilience, discipline and personal struggles, my next guest, Neyssa Etienne, is firmly suited to provide a few.
    Having accomplished so much as trailblazer for Women's Tennis in her native Haiti, as a local Champion, as well as abroad, all the way the Sydney Olympics, a tip of the hat is certainly due.
    One could also say that old habits are hard to kill, as we were graced with Neyssa's dominating presence on the court as the only female player at the recent 2020 Edition of the Profin Open Tennis Championship that took place last November. Indeed, when you decide to come out of retirement after more than 10 years, making a statement is undeniable.
    This was a special one. As life does happen, you lose sight of people and time just passes by. But when you purposely reconnect after 20yrs, you'd be surprised how truly precious time can be.
    On this episode, Neyssa very candidly opens up about the critical role parents play in one's journey towards greatness, the importance of discipline, knowing your priorities, never backing down from a challenge, paving the way...and so much more.
    An incredible conversation, which I do hope you'll enjoy.
    You can connect with Neyssa via Instagram
     
    Also available on your favorite platforms :
    Apple Podcasts : https://apple.co/3bcWAWX
    Spotify : https://spoti.fi/3rZOA1B
    Google Podcasts : https://tinyurl.com/y57gshn4
    Stitcher : https://tinyurl.com/yxrfp2s3
    #StayAwesome #ATATribe

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Justinjamesford ,

Yes!

So well done. Definitely a fan. It’s... Awesome!

pshilaire ,

Nice, refreshing and motivating

Various topics and conversations all aiming to motivate and awake the awesome in you !
Always nice and refreshing !
Keep up with your good work Olivier !

se.rose ,

This guy is a legend!

Oliver Day has one of those born-to-do-this radio voices. His interviews make you feel like you’re part of the conversation and you can be sure to always end the episode feeling more awesome and inspired.

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