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The show for successful professionals wanting to achieve career excellence without the stress.

Join former high-powered lawyer turned executive coach Charlène Gisèle as she guides you to the pinnacle of balanced career success. Drawing from her experience helping professionals overcome burnout and manage anxiety, Charlène shares research-backed frameworks, transformative mindset shifts, and science-based tools to help you optimize performance, prevent burnout, and sustain excellence in demanding roles.

Learn how high achievers strengthen resilience, recover like elite athletes, focus deeply,

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The show for successful professionals wanting to achieve career excellence without the stress.

Join former high-powered lawyer turned executive coach Charlène Gisèle as she guides you to the pinnacle of balanced career success. Drawing from her experience helping professionals overcome burnout and manage anxiety, Charlène shares research-backed frameworks, transformative mindset shifts, and science-based tools to help you optimize performance, prevent burnout, and sustain excellence in demanding roles.

Learn how high achievers strengthen resilience, recover like elite athletes, focus deeply,

    Break Free From Work Addiction with Dr Bryan Robinson - E18

    Break Free From Work Addiction with Dr Bryan Robinson - E18

    Despite its deceptive guise as diligence and devotion to career, work addiction can silently usher in a host of problems, encroaching on health, happiness, and relationships. It's a plight far too common, where professionals find themselves trapped in a cycle of unending toil, as they grapple with an internal pressure to constantly achieve and produce. Yet nestled within our conversation lies a beacon of hope to confront and curtail the grip of work addiction. Dr. Bryan Robinson, an authority on the subject, draws from his extensive expertise and personal encounters with this compulsive inclination, offering insights and practical methods designed to dismantle the chains of compulsive work habits and navigate a path to a more balanced, enriched life.



    Dr. Bryan Robinson has worn many hats, including professor emeritus, researcher, psychotherapist and burnout expert, journalist, novelist, author, public speaker and podcaster. An accomplished author of over 40 books, including 'Chained to the Desk,' Robinson delves deep into the psychology of work addiction, garnering insights from personal journeys and interactions with notable figures such as Alanis Morissette and Ariana Huffington. Through his private practice and a brand new podcast, he works with a spectrum of clients—from everyday individuals to celebrities—in overcoming the trenches of burnout with his transformative methods. Dr. Robinson's profound understanding of work-life balance has not only propelled his clients to healthier, more harmonious lives, but his own as well, beautifully harmonised with the joy of family life and the companionship of his beloved goldendoodle dogs.



    ‘The main thing is to spread the word that workaholism is not a good thing... It's a damaging thing.’ - Dr Bryan Robinson



    In this episode you will learn:

    The detrimental effects of work addiction, how it can lead to burnout, and the importance of recognizing the need to switch off and rebalance.

    Insights into the hybrid work world post-pandemic, emphasising the crucial shift towards prioritising work-life balance.

    Dr. Bryan Robinson's personal journey from being chained to work to discovering inner peace and the pivotal role of self-awareness and self-reflection.

    Strategies for preventing burnout, including the scientific benefits of taking micro breaks and engaging in the AAA process for emotional regulation.

    The distinction between being ambitiously driven and succumbing to workaholism, with methods to maintain ambition while avoiding the pitfalls of overworking.

    Resources and success stories for overcoming work addiction, including Dr. Robinson's recommendation of Workaholics Anonymous and the effectiveness of its twelve-step program.



    Resources

    - Read Bryan's bestselling book 'Chained to the Desk in a Hybrid World': https://nyupress.org/9781479818853/chained-to-the-desk-in-a-hybrid-world/

    - Discover Dr. Bryan Robinson's work on burnout and work addiction: https://bryanrobinsonphd.com/

    - Listen to Dr. Bryan Robinson's new podcast, 'How's That Working For Ya?': https://www.youtube.com/@HowsThatWorkingForYa

    - Join Workaholics Anonymous for support: www.workaholics-anonymous.org



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlene:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 50 min
    Overcome Circadian Rhythm Disorders with Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz - E17

    Overcome Circadian Rhythm Disorders with Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz - E17

    Are you constantly succumbing to sugar cravings, feeling fatigued, or wondering why that stubborn weight simply won't budge? You're in good company. Many grapple with these issues, not realising the deep connection between our sleep patterns, metabolic health, and lifestyle choices. In a world teeming with quick-fix solutions and misinformation, this episode offers a beacon of clarity in how to optimise your circadian rhythm. Our guests Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz delve into the intricacies of circadian rhythms, overcoming disorders, dietary impacts on metabolic health, and the transformative power of resetting your body – inviting listeners to step into a more enlightened approach to wellness that aligns with nature's cues and their own intuition.



    Lauren Sambataro and Renee Belz are quintessential figures in the actionable health optimisation discourse, blending ancestral principles with cutting-edge biohacking as co-hosts of the "Biohacker Babes" podcast. Raised in a health-centric household by their father, Gene Sambataro, an early adopter in holistic dentistry and biohacking, they were instilled with the virtues of individualised wellness approach. Renee, with her Master’s in Nutrition, Certified Nutritional Consultant and Holistic Lifestyle Coach credentials, brings profound insights into nutrition and detoxification, while Lauren, a Broadway performer turned Functional Health Coach and Corrective Exercise specialist, embodies the synthesis of artistry and physical well-being. Their podcast serves as a beacon, illuminating the path to self-discovery and peak health through personal experimentation, offering their audience both inspiration and practical tools to tap into the body's inherent healing capabilities.



    ‘If we can teach our body how to actually tap into the fat reserves and burn that for fuel, we can go longer windows without eating’ - Renee Belz



    In this episode you will learn:

    - The implications of poor sleep on circadian rhythm and how it influences metabolism, along with strategies to enhance sleep quality and diet for improved health.

    - Approaches to managing cravings for sugar and caffeine, and how making informed dietary choices can break the cycle of reliance on these stimulants.

    - Insights into the ancestral approach to movement and strength training, and the role of exercise in maintaining a healthy weight and overall well-being.

    - The significance of detoxification in weight management, with practical methods for reducing toxin exposure and suggestions for safer dietary options.

    - The interplay between stress, alcohol consumption, and their collective impact on our metabolic processes, sleep patterns, and skin health.

    - Personal anecdotes from the hosts on becoming your own health advocate, and the importance of listening to your body's signals to tailor nutrition and wellness practices.



    Resources

    - Listen to the "Biohacker Babes" podcast for more health insights: https://thebiohackerbabes.com/podcast/

    - Follow them on Instagram for longevity and healthspan advice: https://www.instagram.com/Biohacker_Babes

    - Check the Biohacker Babes website: https://thebiohackerbabes.com/



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlene:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How to Improve Brain Health with Sean McCormick - E16

    How to Improve Brain Health with Sean McCormick - E16

    It can be challenging to keep your brain in peak condition while juggling the demands of a modern lifestyle. Long hours, constant screen exposure, and suboptimal diets can all wreak havoc on our cognitive functioning, leaving us feeling fatigued, unfocused, and at a loss for how to reverse the decline. Yet, the path to enhanced brain health isn't shrouded in mystery; it's paved with knowledge about sleep, nutrition, and wellbeing practices that can notably shift one's mental clarity and resilience. In this episode, you'll uncover the essentials of improving brain health as we navigate the expert advice of Sean McCormick to elevate your daily mental performance.



    Acclaimed as a leader in the realm of peak performance, Sean McCormick commands attention as the charismatic host of the top-rated Optimal Performance Podcast. His certification in life and performance coaching aligns seamlessly with his status as a connoisseur of performance biohacking, cementing his influence in the health optimization sphere. With a roster of esteemed clients that includes NFL and MLS athletes, CEOs, and luminaries of the television world, McCormick demonstrates the breadth of his coaching prowess. His relentless quest for knowledge has seen him trial and master countless health and performance modalities, imbuing him with a unique ability to extract maximum benefit with minimal input. Sean’s ethos is about catalyzing swift, substantial improvement while reducing effort, providing his clientele with transformative strategies to elevate their personal and professional lives.



    ‘If you can prevent yourself from becoming… provoked into making poor decisions as a leader through breath work, then you've got an incredible advantage.’ - Sean McCormick



    In this episode you will learn:

    - The importance of being present and actively communicating in relationships to navigate through conflicts and maintain strong connections.

    - Techniques for improving sleep quality, including managing bedtime routines and dietary habits that support brain health.

    - Strategies for personal well-being such as fasting for mental clarity and the role of high-quality nutrients in optimising brain function.

    - The benefits of exercise and grounding practices to reduce inflammation, enhance relaxation, and promote better sleep.

    - Simple tools like humming and breathwork exercises to manage energy levels and induce a state of relaxation both in personal and professional settings.

    - Ways to incorporate nutrition and mindfulness into a busy corporate lifestyle to maintain overall well-being and cognitive function.



    Resources

    - Download Charlène’s Breathwork eBook: https://charlenegisele.com/breathwork-for-cognitive-performance/

    - Connect with Sean McCormick through his website: https://seanmccormick.com/

    - Follow Sean's Optimal Performance podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/optimal-performance/id1004775385

    - Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/SeanMcCormickCoaching

    - Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RealSeanMcCormick

    - Use the Othership app for breathwork exercises: https://www.othership.us/app



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlene:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Achieve Peak Performance through Breath Awareness with Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet - E15

    Achieve Peak Performance through Breath Awareness with Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet - E15

    An overwhelming sense of anxiety, constant fatigue and headaches could all be signs that your body is gasping for breath - but not in the way you might think. Countless individuals unknowingly adopt dysfunctional breathing habits that exacerbate health issues, causing not only physical discomfort but also hindering their ability to lead a calm and productive life. By delving into the insights shared by Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet today, you can unravel the knot of overbreathing versus shallow breathing, and explore the transformative power of breathwork and meditation. This episode promises strategies for not just managing, but mastering your breath, laying the foundation for a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.



    Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet is a leader in the field of self-mastery, known for her transformative approach to dysfunctional breathing and thinking habits. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, and over 40 000 people helped, Nevşah has earned her place as a recognised global authority, equipping clients with her pioneering five principles for self-mastery. Her achievements are reflected in her role as Vice President of the Graduate School of Behavioural Health Sciences, and as the Founder and CEO of the Breath Hub app, showing her commitment to the development of holistic well-being practices. Her expertise is sought-after by a diverse array of high-achieving professionals, from CEOs and entrepreneurs to speakers and elite athletes, all benefiting from her unique blend of classic Vedic meditation and tailored breathing techniques.



    ‘Unless you learn to govern your mind, you can't govern your life. But once you start governing your mind, you start governing your behaviours, your actions, the steps you take, you live a more conscious life and then you get the exact results you want.’ - Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet



    In this episode you will learn:

    - The detrimental effects of dysfunctional breathing habits on health and well-being and the differences between overbreathing and shallow breathing.

    - The principles behind Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet's approach to self-mastery, including classic Vedic meditation, breath work, and aligning with one's purpose.

    - How varying breathing techniques like coherent breathing can be tailored to individual needs, and the importance of professional guidance in analysing and correcting dysfunctional breathing habits.

    - The connection between overachieving behaviours, overbreathing, and their contribution to conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, and burnout.

    - Strategies for balancing one's breath in daily life, particularly for those leading a fast-paced lifestyle, to achieve a state of relaxation and well-being.

    - The potential long-term impact of childhood breathing habits on adult health, underlining the complexity of changing these ingrained patterns.



    Resources

    - Download Charlène’s Breathwork eBook: https://charlenegisele.com/breathwork-for-cognitive-performance/

    - Connect with Nevşah Fidan Karamehmet via email: Nevsah@Nevsah.com

    - Learn about her coaching on her website: https://www.Nevsah.co.uk/

    - Follow her on social media for updates and insights:

    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Nevsahfidankaramehmet/?hl=en

    - LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/Nevsah-fidan-karamehmet

    - Master your breath with Nevşah’s Breath Hub app: https://breathhub.app/



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlène:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 56 min
    The Truth Behind Heart Attacks and Stress with Dr Stephen Hussey - E14

    The Truth Behind Heart Attacks and Stress with Dr Stephen Hussey - E14

    Sifting through the ever-growing mountain of information on heart health can leave many of us feeling disheartened and confused, questioning which guidance we should trust to live healthier lives. Individuals are tirelessly delving into the latest diet trends, workout regimens, and health supplements, yet heart disease remains a stubbornly persistent blight on our society, fuelling uncertainty about what really works for cardiovascular well-being. In a transformative dialogue that cuts through prevailing myths, this episode illuminates the less-discussed aspects of heart health, offering clarity and actionable knowledge to aid in the pursuit of a truly heart-healthy lifestyle and well-being beyond conventional wisdom.



    With his own personal heart health drama behind him, Dr. Stephen Hussey, a chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, has galvanised the health and wellness sphere through transformative insights and pioneering research on heart disease. His literary contributions, particularly his influential work, "Understanding The Heart: Surprising Insights Into The Evolutionary Origins Of Heart Disease," delve into the heart's enigmatic functions and the misconceptions surrounding cardiovascular health. Dr. Hussey's clientele, encompassing patients and peers alike, bear testament to his impactful strategies and guidance in pursuit of optimal well-being. Recognized for challenging conventional paradigms and educating the masses on the true drivers of heart disease, his teachings and coaching extend far beyond the written word, securing him a spot among today's vanguards of holistic health.



    ‘There's a lot of misinformation and things that we know are “true” that end up being hyper realities: things that we take as being more real than what's actually real’ - Dr Stephen Hussey



    In this episode you will learn:

    - Why the traditional theory that cholesterol and saturated fats are the main causes of heart disease is being challenged by recent research.

    - How clotting tissue rather than cholesterol accumulation is considered the primary cause of atherosclerosis, and the body's ability to form natural bypasses.

    - The three fundamental purposes of the heart, encompassing physical functionality, cellular communication, and emotional significance.

    - The detrimental effects of chronic stress and artificial light on heart health, with a discussion on strategies to mitigate these effects.

    - The concept of structured water, or exclusion zone water, and its role in vascular health and prevention of clotting in arteries.

    - Lifestyles and routines advocated by Dr. Stephen Hussey for maintaining a healthy heart, including his personal recovery following a heart attack.



    Resources

    - Visit Dr. Stephen Hussey's website for health coaching and resources: https://resourceyourhealth.com/

    - Buy his book 'Understanding the Heart: Surprising Insights into the Evolutionary Origins of Heart Disease': https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Heart-Surprising-Evolutionary-Disease_and/dp/1645021300/

    - Connect with him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrStephenHussey/

    - Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstephenhussey/

    - Follow him on Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/DrStephenHussey

    - Check out the Resource Your Health YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEHJGZ17zRDZ9rn7yYrC-bQ

    - Read up on the latest heart health research in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: https://www.jacc.org/journal/jacc



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlene:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Burnout Prevention in Ambitious Careers with Dr Michael Leiter - E13

    Burnout Prevention in Ambitious Careers with Dr Michael Leiter - E13

    Leading effectively in a high-stress environment is a challenge faced by many, aggravated by toxic work cultures and burnout across employees and leaders alike. You may find yourself caught in the cycle of demanding peak performance whilst battling the debilitating effects of chronic exhaustion and disengagement within your team. This episode delves into the heart of this issue, shedding light on the role of the work environment and organisational dynamics in nurturing or impairing workplace well-being. Join us as we unpack strategies to harmonise individual and group aspirations, transforming stressful workplaces into sources of success without stress.



    Dr. Michael Leiter is a beacon of insight in the sphere of organisational psychology, best known for his pioneering work on job burnout and for co-authoring "The Burnout Challenge," a seminal work analysing the intricate dynamics between individuals and their working environments. As a professor and an unwavering advocate for mental health in the workplace, Leiter's research not only discerns the patterns of stress and burnout but also offers actionable solutions, cementing him as a cornerstone resource for industry leaders and healthcare providers alike. His work has proven invaluable to prestigious institutions and countless businesses, where he assists in sculpting strategies that are both humane and performance-enhancing. His impact extends from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies to the corridors of top academic institutions, solidifying his legacy as a transformative force in the realm of work-life wellness.



    ‘Being liked in a… superficial kind of way is not… necessarily a good objective for leaders."’ - Michael Leiter



    In this episode you will learn:

    - Insights into the impact of toxic leadership on the work environment and why some organisations might tolerate such behaviours.

    - The role of likability in leadership and the importance of focusing on creating functional and fulfilling work environments.

    - How to identify signs of burnout in a team and the leader's role in addressing it, including the three-fold syndrome of chronic exhaustion, cynicism, disengagement, and reduced efficacy.

    - The shared responsibility between individuals and organisations in burnout prevention and the significant influence of the work environment.

    - Strategies for managing burnout, including the importance of setting boundaries, fostering recovery, and assessing work-life balance.

    - The approach Michael Leiter proposes for organisational leaders to address mismatches within work groups, using tools like surveys to improve the work setting design.



    Resources

    - Buy "The Burnout Challenge" co-authored by Dr Michael Leiter: https://www.hup.harvard.edu/books/9780674251014

    - Explore organisational psychology and burnout assessment tools through Mind Garden: https://www.mindgarden.com/117-maslach-burnout-inventory-mbi

    - Visit Dr Leiter's website for more information and resources: https://www.mpleiter.com

    - Reach out to Dr Leiter directly via email: leiter.cord@gmail.com



    This podcast was produced by the team at Zapods Podcast Agency:

    https://www.zapods.com



    Connect with Charlene:

    Website: https://charlenegisele.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlenegisele/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/charl%C3%A8ne-gis%C3%A8le-bourliout/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachedbycharlene/

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Maria6019 ,

Great strategies to improve your life

Charlene’s insights and the advice in her podcasts have really helped me to improve my life and performance already. I am really excited for future episodes and learning even more.

Adam Pipe ,

A great podcast for lawyers and high performers

Thank you so much for having me on your podcast which is full of fantastic episodes I hope people gain value from our conversation 👍

SAL_BND ,

A Masterclass in High Performance and Resilience

The Charlène Gisèle Show is a standout podcast in the personal development world, masterfully blending expert advice with actionable steps, which I have been able to embed easily into my life to increase my performance and resilience. Charlène is an exceptional host, combining warmth with a deep understanding of the topics, making complex concepts accessible and engaging. Charlène's passion and insights make every episode a must-listen.

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