33 episodes

Discover the Brad Hook Show: a place for the curious. Each episode offers deep dives with diverse guests—from academics demystifying theories to athletes discussing grit, authors revealing their thought processes, or storytellers enchanting with tales. It's a fusion of backgrounds and ideas, aiming to provide listeners with a kaleidoscope of inspiration, knowledge, and passion.

Brad is the founder of StartWithValues.com and Surfd.com. He is also a partner at Resilience Institute Global.

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    • Education

Discover the Brad Hook Show: a place for the curious. Each episode offers deep dives with diverse guests—from academics demystifying theories to athletes discussing grit, authors revealing their thought processes, or storytellers enchanting with tales. It's a fusion of backgrounds and ideas, aiming to provide listeners with a kaleidoscope of inspiration, knowledge, and passion.

Brad is the founder of StartWithValues.com and Surfd.com. He is also a partner at Resilience Institute Global.

    The Mindset Coach: A Formula for Incrementally Transforming Health and Business — Mark Talukdar

    The Mindset Coach: A Formula for Incrementally Transforming Health and Business — Mark Talukdar

    Mark Talukdar is a former software engineer turned business and mindset coach. Born in India and educated in the USA, he has a rich background in the IT sector. At the age of 37, Mark experienced a transformative journey that reversed his health issues and led him to win his first bodybuilding competition. He now specializes in helping tech professionals, solopreneurs, and entrepreneurs through his company, Prosperity. Mark's inspiring story underscores his belief in small, consistent improvements and the power of mindset.

    Resources:


    Website: https://www.prosperitym.com/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@MarkTalukdar
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marktalukdar/

    Episode Summary:

    In this episode, Brad (https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad) connects with Mark Talukdar, a former software engineer who switched paths to become a successful business and mindset coach. Mark takes us through his incredible journey, from dealing with severe health issues to winning bodybuilding competitions. He emphasizes the importance of incremental improvements and how a 1% weekly growth can result in a complete transformation over time. Mark also discusses the role of mindset in setting and achieving goals and how breaking down a large goal into smaller, manageable tasks can lead to success.

    Mark's insights extend beyond fitness and health as he delves into his professional evolution from a shy software engineer to an outgoing salesperson and finally a business coach. Key takeaways from the conversation include the importance of authenticity in selling, the necessity of planning and discipline, and the benefits of acting out roles to overcome labels. Mark's story is a testament to the power of showing up, being consistent, and staying true to oneself. This episode is packed with actionable advice for anyone looking to make significant changes in their life and career.

    Key Takeaways:


    Consistent Incremental Improvement: Aim for 1% improvement weekly, leading to significant long-term transformation.
    Authentic Selling: Genuine honesty and deep-level conversations create meaningful connections and successful sales.
    Mindset and Discipline: Combining a strong mindset with disciplined planning and work ethic is key to achieving major goals.
    Acting as a Tool for Change: Use acting as a low-pressure way to experiment with new behaviors and overcome self-imposed labels.
    Balancing Health and Career: Effective time and energy management, along with smart prioritization, can help maintain balance across various aspects of life.

    Dive into the full episode for a deeper understanding of Mark Talukdar's inspiring journey and actionable tips for personal and professional growth. Stay tuned for more enlightening content from our podcast series!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Dream Expert: Understand and Leverage the Power of Dreams — Athena Laz

    The Dream Expert: Understand and Leverage the Power of Dreams — Athena Laz

    In this episode, host Brad Hook (⁠https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad⁠) meets Athena Laz (https://www.athenalaz.com/⁠), a bestselling author, psychologist, and expert in the fields of dreams, spirituality, intuition, and the nature of consciousness. Known for her groundbreaking books, The Alchemy of Your Dreams (https://amzn.to/3zJTMPb) and The Deliberate Dreamers Journal (https://amzn.to/3XYQfa8), her works have been translated into over twelve languages worldwide. As a dream teacher and intuitive psychologist, Athena has a wealth of experience helping individuals explore their inner worlds and the larger, non-physical realms of consciousness.

    Episode Summary:

    Join us for an enlightening episode with Athena Laz, a leading expert in dreams, spirituality, and consciousness. Athena dives deep into the significance of dreamwork, lucid dreaming, and the vast potential that our dreams hold. Throughout the discussion, she shows how paying attention to our dreams can provide profound guidance and personal growth. Athena also shares personal experiences and practical tips for cultivating better sleep hygiene and setting the stage for richer, more insightful dreams.



    During the conversation, Athena elucidates the science and mysticism behind why we dream, touching upon various perspectives from neuroscience to spiritual practices. She explores the concept of lucid dreaming, offering advice on how anyone can begin to practice it. Athena also provides fascinating insights into how our dream states can enhance waking life, aiding in emotional integration, creativity, and even physical healing. Join us as we delve into the mysterious and transformative world of dreams.



    Key Takeaways:


    Importance of Sleep Hygiene: Practices such as limiting screen time before bed and maintaining a clean sleep environment are crucial for cultivating productive dream states.
    Lucid Dreaming Techniques: Regular reality testing during the day can help prime the mind for lucid dreaming.
    Dream Incubation: Asking your dreaming mind for specific guidance before sleep can lead to impactful, insightful dreams.
    Healing through Dreams: Personal anecdote about using lucid dreaming for physical healing, highlighting its potential beyond just psychological benefits.
    Integrated View of Consciousness: Both waking and dreaming states of consciousness are interconnected, and exploring non-physical awareness can lead to deeper self-understanding.

    Engage with the full episode for more in-depth insights and stay tuned for more enriching conversations.

    • 58 min
    How AI and Multarity Thinking Can Enhance Human Connection — Dr. Ginger Carlson

    How AI and Multarity Thinking Can Enhance Human Connection — Dr. Ginger Carlson

    Dr. Ginger Carlson is the co-founder of Mobius Dynamics and the CEO of the Multarity Project. An international speaker, educator, leader, and award-winning author, Dr. Carlson has extensively presented and written on creativity, communication, growth, and transformation. Her work aims to revolutionize dialogue, data visualization, and empathy building to bridge societal divisions.

    Episode Summary:

    In this episode, host Brad Hook (https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad) welcomes Dr. Ginger Carlson, who explores the transformative power of AI in facilitating human connection, empathy, and understanding. With her extensive background in education, dialogue coaching, and organizational leadership, Dr. Carlson unveils how the Multarity Project (https://www.multarityproject.com/) harnesses AI to visualize multiple perspectives, fostering empathy and innovation in various spheres, including mental health, conflict resolution, and education.

    Throughout the conversation, they explore the intersection of AI and emotional intelligence, showing how technology can enhance human capabilities. Dr. Carlson shares insights on the crucial role of empathy in today's polarized world and emphasizes the significance of nurturing curiosity and flexible thinking in education. Drawing from her experiences, she describes how visual representations created by AI can lead to profound personal and organizational insights. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of AI-human collaboration, the importance of empathy, and innovative approaches to dialogue and problem-solving.

    Key Takeaways:


    Harnessing AI for Emotional Intelligence: AI technology can be powerful in fostering human connection and empathy by visualizing multiple perspectives and emotional contexts.
    Creating Safe Spaces for Vulnerability: The importance of an environment where people feel comfortable to express and share their perspectives without fear of judgment.
    Empathy through Multipolar Thinking: Embracing multiple perspectives enriches understanding and empathy, essential in addressing complex societal issues.
    Future of Education and Flexible Thinking: Education should nurture curiosity and flexible thinking to prepare future generations for rapid technological and societal changes.
    Personal and Organizational Growth: Visual representations created by AI can help individuals and organizations gain deeper insights, encouraging personal growth and more empathetic leadership.

    Notable Quotes:


    "It is really about understanding yourself deeper and being open to the idea that other people can have their perspective, too." - Ginger Carlson
    "The technology is at our fingertips for what we want to do around solving these human problems." - Ginger Carlson
    "Every time there's reporting that they grow in empathy for the other perspectives that exist around this issue." - Ginger Carlson
    "If we can't think in multiple perspectives, we're going to be at a disadvantage." - Ginger Carlson
    "So that state of curiosity and continuing to nurture it as we grow is essential." - Ginger Carlson

    Resources:

    * Multarity Project Website: https://multiarityproject.com

    * Dr. Ginger Carlson's Personal Website: https://gingercarlson.com

    * Start with Values - Values App, Course, and Book by Brad: (https://startwithvalues.com)

    Journey with us as we explore how AI can revolutionize human connection and empathy. Tune in to discover the future of dialogue, the power of flexible thinking, and how nurturing curiosity can transform education. Don't forget to check out the links in the show notes for more insights and stay tuned for more enlightening content from our series.

    • 51 min
    Optimize Your Energy: Integrating Ayurveda and Modern Science — Hadlee Garrison

    Optimize Your Energy: Integrating Ayurveda and Modern Science — Hadlee Garrison

    Connect with your host, Brad Hook: ⁠⁠https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad⁠⁠

    The episode is brought to you by Start With Values. Discover yourself. Focus on what matters. Build a life of meaning. Visit: ⁠⁠https://startwithvalues.com⁠

    Hadlee Garrison is a behavior change specialist, Ayurveda expert, and certified health coach. With an academic background in biopsychology and health behavior from the University of Michigan, Hadlee blends cutting-edge science with ancient healing modalities to help people optimize their physiology, energy levels, and emotional resilience. Her expertise includes Ayurvedic practices and modern behavior change techniques, focusing on automating healthy habits to free up mental and emotional energy for life's passions.

    Connect with Hadlee


    Hadlee Garrison on Instagram: ⁠@happyhealthyhadley⁠


    Hadlee Garrison's Website: ⁠https://happyhealthyhadley.com/


    Dosha Quiz: Available on Hadlee Garrison's website



    Episode summary

    In this episode, Brad Hook hosts Hadlee Garrison, a preeminent figure in health coaching and Ayurvedic practice. Hadlee explores the science of Ayurveda, intuitive eating, and the crucial distinction between energy management and time management. She shares invaluable insights into behavior change, emphasizing the automation of health habits and the unique challenges posed by different doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

    Hadlee emphasizes the importance of aligning modern science with ancient wisdom, illustrating practical applications of Ayurveda to everyday health and well-being. From understanding the balance of elements within our bodies to adopting sustainable habits, Hadlee makes a compelling case for a personalized approach to health. Listeners will gain an understanding of intuitive eating, managing energy peaks and troughs, and the profound impacts of aligning daily routines with Ayurvedic principles.

    Key takeaways


    Self-Guidance System: Trust your intuition and innate knowledge about what is best for your own health and well-being.
    Understanding Doshas: Learn how Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas influence your physical and mental health, and how to balance them through lifestyle and diet.
    Intuitive Eating: Discover how to reconnect with your body’s signals to make healthier, more satisfying food choices.
    Automating Healthy Habits: Transform discipline into automated habits through small, consistent actions that eventually become effortless.
    Energy Management: Prioritize managing your energy over managing your time by aligning tasks with your natural energy levels and rhythms.


    Books Mentioned:


    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Elastic Habits by Stephen Guise

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Mindful Walking and Community Connection — Flora Nell

    Mindful Walking and Community Connection — Flora Nell

    Connect with your host, Brad Hook: ⁠https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad⁠

    The episode is brought to you by Start With Values. Discover yourself. Focus on what matters. Build a life of meaning. Visit: ⁠https://startwithvalues.com⁠

    The Guest:

    Flora Nell is the co-owner of the Walk and Talk Club, which she has been running with her partner for seven years. With 16 years of experience as a Fitness Walking Leader and a background in the television industry, Flora combines her skills to promote mindful walking and community connection. The Walk and Talk Club collaborates with local businesses and supports charities, integrating exercise and nutrition in a joyful way.

    Connect with Flora Nell:

    • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/flora-nell

    • Website: walkandtalkclub.com

    Episode Summary:

    In this episode, Flora Nell shares her journey of founding the Walk and Talk Club, highlighting the importance of connecting with nature and each other. She discusses the benefits of walking, its positive impact on mental health and resilience, and the power of community. Flora and Brad unpack mindfulness, bridging generational gaps, and the importance of integrity and kindness in personal and global interactions.

    Key Takeaways:


    Connecting with nature and each other is essential for well-being.
    Walking has a significant positive impact on mental health and resilience.
    Building a community that includes people of all ages and backgrounds fosters connection and learning.
    Bridging generational gaps and valuing the wisdom of older individuals is vital for a harmonious society.
    Technology can enhance connection and learning but requires mindful use.
    Integrity and kindness are fundamental values for personal and global well-being.

    Sound Bites:


    “There is such a respect for each other. I just wish that the world would look and say, you know, this is how we do it. This is how we create peace.”
    “Let’s get together. I’ve learned so much from all the people. They have in turn given me so much.”
    “For an hour, you’re off your phone, you’re in nature and you’re with wonderful people. I mean, you know, honestly, how can you be depressed?”
    “Do not overlook this age group at all. They are a wealth of information.”

    • 49 min
    Surf Therapy and the Benefits of Nature-Based Healing — Cash Lambert

    Surf Therapy and the Benefits of Nature-Based Healing — Cash Lambert

    Connect with your host, Brad Hook: https://link.bradleyhook.com/brad

    The episode is brought to you by Start With Values. Discover yourself. Focus on what matters. Build a life of meaning. Visit: https://startwithvalues.com

    The Guest:

    Cash Lambert is the author of “Surf Therapy: The Evidence-Based Science for Physical, Mental & Emotional Wellbeing” (https://amzn.to/4cooiMz) and “Waves of Healing: How Surfing Changes the Lives of Children with Autism,” (https://amzn.to/3KLMhKa) both published by Hatherleigh Press & Penguin Random House. He is the Founder and Director of Editorial for American Surf Magazine and a former Editor for Hawaii’s Freesurf Magazine. Cash’s work has been featured in ESPN Outdoors, Surfing Magazine, Eastern Surf Magazine, the Outdoor Channel, Surfline, Stab Magazine, Flux, Patagonia, and more.

    Connect with Cash Lambert:


    Writing Website: https://www.cashlambert.com/
    Company Website: https://www.americansurfmagazine.com/

    Episode Summary:

    In this episode, Cash Lambert reveals the world of surf therapy, exploring its impact on various populations and its future. Cash shares insights from his book “Surf Therapy” and highlights the growth and potential of this innovative therapy method.

    Key Takeaways:


    Surf therapy is a real and effective form of therapy for various populations, including veterans, children with autism, refugees, and individuals with PTSD.
    The growth of surf therapy is evident, with a focus on expanding its reach to inland populations through the use of wave pools and wave pool technology.
    The sector is working towards legitimizing surf therapy as a recognized form of therapy, backed by peer-reviewed research and data collection.
    The passion and dedication of surf therapy practitioners and organizations are driving the sector’s growth and impact, with a focus on maintaining program integrity and expanding the reach of this therapy.
    The future of surf therapy holds promise for addressing a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional health needs, with a growing emphasis on nature-based therapy and its positive impact on well-being.

    • 48 min

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