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From the therapy room of a registered psychotherapist, dating coach and solopreneur who has tirelessly attempted a 'healthy' work-life balance for 25 years, it rarely existed for me and likely does not for most business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. The truth is relationships can really suffer.

I will be interviewing expert guests who are doing things right so we can all learn to mix business with pleasure. Topics will range from building better relationships, connection, dating, and how to spread more kindness and compassion towards others while doing so. Listeners, you have the right to have passion surrounding your work while maintaining passionate relationships.

You can have your cake and eat it too.

New episodes premiere every Tuesday.

Mixing Business With Pleasure Luella Jonk

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

From the therapy room of a registered psychotherapist, dating coach and solopreneur who has tirelessly attempted a 'healthy' work-life balance for 25 years, it rarely existed for me and likely does not for most business owners, entrepreneurs and executives. The truth is relationships can really suffer.

I will be interviewing expert guests who are doing things right so we can all learn to mix business with pleasure. Topics will range from building better relationships, connection, dating, and how to spread more kindness and compassion towards others while doing so. Listeners, you have the right to have passion surrounding your work while maintaining passionate relationships.

You can have your cake and eat it too.

New episodes premiere every Tuesday.

    Episode #5: When Wants, Needs, Expectations, and Negotiations Collide: What a Relationship Therapist Teaches Us About Boundaries with Abby Medcalf

    Episode #5: When Wants, Needs, Expectations, and Negotiations Collide: What a Relationship Therapist Teaches Us About Boundaries with Abby Medcalf

    Abby Medcalf is a Relationship Maven, psychologist, author, podcast host and Tedx speaker who has helped thousands of people think differently so they can create connection, ease and joy in their relationships (especially the one with yourself)!
    With her unique background in both business and counseling, she brings a fresh, effective perspective to life’s struggles using humor, research and her direct, no-nonsense style. With over 35 years of experience, Abby is a recognized authority and sought-after speaker at organizations such as Google, Apple, AT&T, Kaiser, PG&E, American Airlines and Chevron.
    She’s been a featured expert on CBS and ABC news, and has been a contributor to the New York Times, Women’s Health, Psychology Today, Well+Good and Bustle. She’s the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book, “Be Happily Married, Even if Your Partner Won’t Do a Thing,” as well as the newly released Boundaries Made Easy, and the host of the top-rated “Relationships Made Easy” Podcast now in over 170 countries.
    Abby has a way of getting to the point regarding what needs to be done to truly transform your relationship and what will not. In this episode, you will hear us speak a lot about asking more questions and making fewer statements (a.k.a. Criticizing). She reminds us to get out of our heads, make it less about ourselves, and become more curious about our partners. 
     
    Connect with Abby Medcalf:
    https://abbymedcalf.com/
     https://www.youtube.com/user/AbbyMedcalfThriving
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    This podcast provides general health information and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance. The views expressed here are not a replacement for expert medical opinions.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode #4: How A Skilled Raiser of Venture Capital and Founder Harmonizes Work and Life with Alexander Harmsen

    Episode #4: How A Skilled Raiser of Venture Capital and Founder Harmonizes Work and Life with Alexander Harmsen

    Alexander Harmsen is an experienced tech entrepreneur, CEO, board member, and advisor, having founded multiple successful companies and organizations. His work has seen him produce multiple AI-driven products, scale sales globally, hire world-class executives, manage hundreds of employees, raise over $30M in venture capital, and successfully navigate an M&A process. He is focused on hard problems that have a meaningful impact on the world, with 2 kids, and a wife who is equally as ambitious, running her own venture-backed pharma tech business.
    As I interviewed Alex, I saw many congruencies between running a good business and running a good relationship. If one person’s energy causes a cog in the wheel to break, the whole system can shut down. If one team member is not in sync with the rest of the team, the system will not work. Sometimes, the answer is not just to solve the problem as you would a math equation; it can be much more delicate than that. Alex has the same mindset as a skilled founder as he does as a partner and a dad. This conversation advocates for the willingness to be curious and take the time to answer the questions posed to you, whether it is from a team member, your child or your spouse. These little nuisances are worth investing your time into. 
     
    Connect with Alexander Harmsen:
    https://portfoliopilot.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderharmsen/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/globalpredictions/
    https://x.com/portfoliopilot
    https://x.com/alexharm
     
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    This podcast provides general health information and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance. The views expressed here are not a replacement for expert medical opinions.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode #3: Beyond Frequency: Cultivating a Truly Healthy Sexual Relationship with Elizabeth McGrath

    Episode #3: Beyond Frequency: Cultivating a Truly Healthy Sexual Relationship with Elizabeth McGrath

     As a relationship therapist and coach, the topic of sex and the disagreements surrounding sex are not uncommonin my office. Mostly, the disagreement communicated to me is due to the lack of frequency from those who identify themselves as male in gender.
    As my guest, Elizabeth McGrath, a sex and relationship therapist and sexuality educator located in the Los Angeles area, explains so eloquently, sexuality and exploring one’s preferences, level of desire, and frequency widely varies across different individuals, as well as across the lifespan of the couples’ time together.
     Ms. McGrath works with individuals and couples, guiding them as they learn to value their own pleasure and overcome obstacles to satisfying sexual self-expression, resulting in exhilarating sex lives, embodied attachment and fulfilling relationships with themselves and others.
     In 2011, Elizabeth graduated with a master’s in social work and became a certified yoga instructor and somatic breath worker, which added a physical and breath-focused level to her work. Trained in the Somatica Method™, she speaks both locally and internationally about sexuality, gender, sexual expression and sexual performativity.
     
    Connect with Elizabeth McGrath here:
    https://thesomaticsextherapist.com/
     
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    This podcast provides general health information and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance. The views expressed here are not a replacement for expert medical opinions.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode #2: What Successful Communicators Do In The Boardroom And Bedroom

    Episode #2: What Successful Communicators Do In The Boardroom And Bedroom

    In this solo episode, I discuss how the most successful business owners, executives and team players listen more than they speak. These folks do not have the need to be the centre of attention. Instead, they become curious and inquisitive when speaking to their business or intimate partner. They are more interested in you than in themselves and their prerogatives.
    This is, of course, true in personal relationships. John Gottman, a well-known psychologist specializing in interpersonal relationships, often examined how conflict was resolved during political discussions during times of war, hoping to help his clients work through marital relationships. Great leaders listen more than they speak to influence their speaking partner.
    That’s the secret sauce. 
     
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    This podcast provides general health information and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance. The views expressed here are not a replacement for expert medical opinions.

    • 43 min
    Episode #1: How To Be The Person You Want To Date with Sandy Weiner

    Episode #1: How To Be The Person You Want To Date with Sandy Weiner

    Sandy Weiner is the Chief Love Officer at Last First Date. She's an internationally known TEDx speaker, dating and relationship coach, author, and podcast host. Her approach to coaching is holistic, encompassing a hybrid mix of life coaching, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Non-Violent Communication.
     She’s the author of Becoming a Woman of Value, How to Thrive in Life and Love and Choice Points in Dating: Empowering Women to Make Healthier Decisions in Love. She’s also the host of two popular podcasts, Last First Date Radio and The Woman of Value Podcast, and she believes it's never too late to have the life and love you want!
    In this episode, we focused on how to make dating more productive, efficient, and, most of all, FUN. Sandy reminds us that we always have a choice at every point of the dating process, from the location of the first meet-up to the amount of texting during the day. It is important to voice your needs at the beginning of the relationship, not midway through. We discussed trusting your gut and how this is different from your intuition.
    You will also discover the method for creating a list of must-haves and deal breakers for finding your ideal partner and the best tips for anyone who wants to go on their last first date.
    FREE GIFT for MBWP Listeners: Get two free chapters of Sandy's new book, Choice Points in Dating, and learn how to make healthier decisions in love.
    https://lastfirstdate.com/book-bonuses-sign-up-page-2/
     
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    Becoming a Woman of Value, How to Thrive in Life and Love:
     https://a.co/d/e1sgsCw
    Choice Points in Dating: Empowering Women to Make Healthier Decisions in Love:
    https://a.co/d/4wnXgAi
     
    This podcast provides general health information and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a healthcare provider for personalized guidance. The views expressed here are not a replacement for expert medical opinions.

    • 1 hr
    Solo Episode: Podcast Update - Shifting Focus to Relationship and Dating Advice

    Solo Episode: Podcast Update - Shifting Focus to Relationship and Dating Advice

    Yes, I decide to close up this Podcast!
    In this final episode, I explain why. The health and wellness space is flooded with fear-inducing health claims, often implying that you need to invest in various products to improve your well-being. It’s making us stressed and may even be causing orthorexia for some.
    Very few people are telling you what you really need to hear, which is that you need to dumb down and simplify your life. This doesn’t cost you money and only requires common sense—not a biochemistry degree.
    I will continue to interview expert guests, just on another show. Listen in to learn more about why I am doing this and what my intentions are for the new show, Mixing Business With Pleasure. 
    Vroom Vroom!! Let’s go!!
     
    My Program for Entrepreneurs, Executives and others who are addicted to dopamine: 
    https://mixingbusinesswithpleasure.com
     
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

thrifty teddy ,

Spot on!

Luella, you have a secure understanding of relationships; what they mean to everyone involved. Always looking forward to the next! Keep it up!

Nicole E W ,

Love tuning into these conversations!!

Luella, I love this podcast! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and your knowledge!

Nancyski69 ,

Happy Tuesday!

Every week I look forward to a new episode whether it’s about health , wealth, or self. I am engaged and take something away to think about. Learning, pausing to think, and making little steps continue to make life even better and I so enjoy the discussion as I walk my dog!

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