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What if we stopped trying to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions? What if we focused forward, on a “great big beautiful tomorrow” and started creating the future we want for ourselves, our planet and our children?

Join Laura Westman and Bay LeBlanc Quiney, two professionally certified coaches who deeply believe in the power of creativity, magic and imagination to transform leadership, and change our world for the better. Bay and Laura both love Disney everything and believe that the stories we love hold powerful messages and answers to some of today’s toughest questions. In each episode, we’ll be diving into conversations about things that matter, but don’t always make it to the table, and we’ll be bringing a lot of fun and laughter, along with faith, trust and pixie dust.

West of Wonderland Laura Westman and Bay LeBlanc Quiney

    • Education

What if we stopped trying to solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions? What if we focused forward, on a “great big beautiful tomorrow” and started creating the future we want for ourselves, our planet and our children?

Join Laura Westman and Bay LeBlanc Quiney, two professionally certified coaches who deeply believe in the power of creativity, magic and imagination to transform leadership, and change our world for the better. Bay and Laura both love Disney everything and believe that the stories we love hold powerful messages and answers to some of today’s toughest questions. In each episode, we’ll be diving into conversations about things that matter, but don’t always make it to the table, and we’ll be bringing a lot of fun and laughter, along with faith, trust and pixie dust.

    A Confused Mixture

    A Confused Mixture

    The irony of this episode is that you're probably listening to it on the device we're critiquing... a smartphone. How do sinister empires benefit from our addiction to our devices? What do our phones have to do with the soul-sucking, undefeatable celebrity worship culture all around us? What does it have to do with fantasies of minimalism? Could we get any more esoteric in this episode?!! PS. My Little Pony, and royal family follow up.

    • 26 min
    "Ouch!"

    "Ouch!"

    When and how are apologies a leadership conversation? How would you address your family ouchies (or not) if you're on a global stage? You all know that Laura hates a hot topic, but West of Wonderland is here to bring the heat. Bay and Laura discuss some British Royal Family drama that makes them long for a good ol' Disney fantasy story about princesses and happily ever afters. What are the cross-sections between intentionality, reconciliation, impact, and privilege? For the record, none of Bay's friends introduced her to Prince Harry... JUST SAYING...

    • 30 min
    Fixing, Avoiding, or Resolute?

    Fixing, Avoiding, or Resolute?

    What's the difference between a goal that fixes something that's wrong, versus building something fulfilling? Why should you create some low-stakes goals? How quickly *is* January going? What did *you* think about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? Flarfennugens and dinglehoppers are abound in this conversation. Additionally, WoW is becoming quite self-referential; it's only a matter of time before it becomes sentient. 😒

    • 25 min
    Too Strong, Too Proud

    Too Strong, Too Proud

    Did you get the memo about today's West of Wonderland uniform? On today's episode, Bay and Laura debrief even more incredible well-being support habits that were inspired by their time together in Disney World. With the right attitude, any theme park visit becomes the gift that keeps on giving forever. Laura and Bay also close the loop (get it?) on Laura's pre-trip roller coaster dreams, roller coaster learnings and breakthroughs; soul-filling exercise; and what have Bay's toes been up to since December?

    • 23 min
    The Gift of Giving

    The Gift of Giving

    Welcome to 2023 at West of Wonderland! Everything is on the table for discussion today, as Bay and Laura decompress from their Mirror of Erised workshop, Christmas experiences, annual New Year rituals, and more. What's it like to envision a future less about circumstances and more about who you're with and how you feel? Why is it awesome to revisit stories and be transformed by them as you age? What is the relationship between giving and receiving? How many times with Bay and Laura end up in theme parks together this year? January brings as many questions as it does answers this year!

    • 38 min
    Being With Disappointment Among Friends

    Being With Disappointment Among Friends

    Two unattached adults walk into EPCOT... join Bay and Laura as they revisit key moments in their recent jaunt through Disney World, which include but are not limited to experiencing DISAPPOINTMENT for the first time in a friendship; hot tips for how to not wait a long time for big attractions; powerful contexts for vacation planning, and more. Don't forget that Bay and Laura *must* talk about the scale of enrollment among cast members, or it wouldn't be a proper trip debrief on West of Wonderland. PS. Get something you aren't standing up to eat. PPS. But not a churro.

    • 35 min

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