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Impact is what lives on beyond our daily challenges as an entrepreneur, parent and global citizen. It is the end product of living on purpose, thinking strategically, optimizing your health and committing to an evolving mindset. Impact is possible for all of us.

Join your host, Dr. Meghan Walker, an entrepreneur, author, mother and former Naturopathic Doctor for provocative, progressive and playful weekly conversations that shatter the boundaries of what is possible for your life.

Whether it is a solo session with Meghan, a soulful story, or a profound interview with actionable takeaways, you will leave each conversation inspired and prepared to turn your dreams into impactful creations and opportunities.

Each week we explore topics and speak to world-class experts related to optimal health, mindset, wealth creation, and entrepreneurial tactics. We believe you can have your cake and eat it too. If you are ready to escape hustle culture and build a life on your terms, we’ve got your back. Impact is for women who are ready to pick up the pen and write the unregrettable version of their life’s story.

Brace for Impact.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

Impact is what lives on beyond our daily challenges as an entrepreneur, parent and global citizen. It is the end product of living on purpose, thinking strategically, optimizing your health and committing to an evolving mindset. Impact is possible for all of us.

Join your host, Dr. Meghan Walker, an entrepreneur, author, mother and former Naturopathic Doctor for provocative, progressive and playful weekly conversations that shatter the boundaries of what is possible for your life.

Whether it is a solo session with Meghan, a soulful story, or a profound interview with actionable takeaways, you will leave each conversation inspired and prepared to turn your dreams into impactful creations and opportunities.

Each week we explore topics and speak to world-class experts related to optimal health, mindset, wealth creation, and entrepreneurial tactics. We believe you can have your cake and eat it too. If you are ready to escape hustle culture and build a life on your terms, we’ve got your back. Impact is for women who are ready to pick up the pen and write the unregrettable version of their life’s story.

Brace for Impact.

    The Future of Health: Quantifying Emotional Intelligence Through Voice with Kristi Holt

    The Future of Health: Quantifying Emotional Intelligence Through Voice with Kristi Holt

    The Future of Health:Quantifying Emotional Intelligence Through Voice  with Kristi Holt  
    The Future of Health series continues on IMPACT as Meghan is joined by Kristi Holt, the CEO and co-founder of Vibeonix, a company that quantifies voices to give us insight into emotional intelligence, using AI and data points. 
     
    Analyzing your voice frequencies helps to make you aware of where you are emotionally so you can change it in the future. Vibeonix has created a unique algorithm to help users not just understand emotional intelligence but actually improve it and apply it to daily life.
     
    It works by measuring resonance, tone and intonation in the voice, as well as the frequency of what is carrying the information. With this knowledge, we can start predicting emotional patterns, therefore predicting different diseases in the body to prevent it from ever happening.
     
    This technology is all about being more aware and smarter about ourselves as human beings to bring us back to ourselves. From that space, we can create anything -- we can heal and empower ourselves to embody who we want to be. We can IMPACT.
     
    Check out this episode to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and business. 
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [5:28] Who Kristi is and her entrepreneurial history
    [11:44] Kristi’s decision to have children
    [15:11] How quantifying emotional intelligence through voice works
    [20:21] How Vibeonix came up with their patented algorithm
    [24:06] How the voice is measured for emotional intelligence
    [28:56] How technology and AI can help us with interconnection in health in the coming decades
    [34:18] Vibeonix 2.0 as a business-to-business program
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    https://www.vibeonix.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/kristi-holt-%F0%9F%92%A1-a91158121
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/vibeonix/
     
    MEMORABLE QUOTES
    “When I heard that your voice is literally carrying the resonance of your energy systems inside of you, it was a mind blow for me, and something so profound told me that this was real.”
    - Kristi Holt
     
    “Our goal as a company, and this is what aligns with my values most, is to reflect it back to the users. So users can understand their emotional intelligence, see it, quantify it, and improve it.”
    - Kristi Holt 
     
    “We can measure emotional intelligence through resonance in the body and then how the body is projecting that resonance.”
    - Kristi Holt 
     
    “Tone and intonation is part of it, but it's so much more than that. We're measuring the frequency, and frequency is what carries information. We are also able to measure how much control you have and how much you're actually expressing emotion.”
    - Kristi Holt 
     
    “We can start looking at the body and find correlation to the voice, to the emotion, then we'll be able to start predicting emotional patterns, therefore predicting different diseases in the body.” 
    - Kristi Holt 
     
    “I think technology's going to help us remember the power within.”
    - Kristi Holt 
     
    “Why I love emotional intelligence is it brings you back to you. And then from that space you can create anything. You can heal, you can empower, you embody.”
    - Kristi Holt 
    “When we ignore, suppress and avoid emotion, we are ignoring, suppressing and avoiding our ability to live. And we're here to live. We're here to experience and all of these emotions are for us to experience. They are not who we are.”                                                                                             - Kristi Holt 
     
    “People are challenging the system that we've been told is the truth.”
    - Kristi Holt 

    • 37 min
    The Doctor of the Future is the Patient with Sachin Patel

    The Doctor of the Future is the Patient with Sachin Patel

    On this week’s episode of IMPACT, Dr. Meghan Walker is joined by Dr. Sachin Patel, an innovative leader in functional medicine, founder of the Living Proof Institute and author of the best-selling book, Perfect Practice. He believes that every patient can become their own doctor to help heal themselves.
     
    So many of the poor health conditions and diseases that people face today are preventable, but most people just don’t know the basics of preventive care and good health. With the right tools and capacity for empowerment, patients can have a role in reversing the symptoms of disease themselves. 
     
    Dr. Patel believes the things that are sabotaging people’s health are not detectable through lab tests. They are things like relationships, the lighting in their home, their lack of connection with nature, not knowing how to breathe intentionally and not getting enough restful sleep. It’s important to recognize the factors that are making you unhealthy so that you can turn them around and find solutions.
     
    It all comes down to wearable technology where patients can see how they’re getting better and increase their own self-awareness and positive reinforcement. And doctors can coach their patients better by looking at the data from the technology. Patients love it because now they’re being held accountable, and doctors love it because they have more data points to work with and show the power of what they do.
     
    Wearable technology can help in reducing weight and pain, hypertension, diabetes and so much more. It’s also important to learn how to breathe intentionally, realign your circadian rhythms and get restful deep sleep. Taking care of the body in these ways leads to transformational change, not just in your physical journey but also in your mental and emotional journey.
     
    Enjoy listening to this episode which leaves you with so much to consider. 
     
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [4:20] How HRV works
    [4:49] The importance of deep sleep 
    [8:37] 30 Ways in 30 Days Program
    [10:40] 3 key pillars to focus on
    [12:40] How we can love more by taking away pain and scarcity
    [22:59] How to “do you” and stand in your highest vibration
     
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    https://thesachinpatel.com/
    https://www.30in30.org
    https://perfectpracticementorship.com/application-2022
    https://www.instagram.com/thesachinpatel/
     
     
    MEMORABLE QUOTES
     
    “The big thing for me is focusing on how to help people become their own practitioner and live a life that unleashes that. And what we realize is that can actually be systemized because as unique and as different as we are, there's some basic foundational things that we all need as human beings.”
    - Sachin Patel
     
    “We don't need more doctors, practitioners, nurses, or even functional medicine practitioners. We need more healthy people. We don't have to wait until they get sick to unlock their potential.”
     
     - Sachin Patel
     
    “A really important thing for people to understand, even as practitioners for us to understand, is that the things that are sabotaging people's health, there are no supplements or lab tests for.” 
    - Sachin Patel 
     
    “Now you can wear an aura ring or other devices and you can get amazing information about yourself with such a short feedback loop so you can make decisions in real time.”
     
    - Sachin Patel 
     
    “Many people don't know how to use their breath to override their stress response and get into a parasympathetic state, where we heal, repair, regenerate every cell tissue organ in our body.” 
     
    - Sachin Patel
     
    “You become the purveyor of intergenerational health when you can teach just one person how to make that transition.” 
    - Dr. Meghan Walker
     
    “I'm not doctoring you back to health, I'm just teaching you the basics of how your body works, and then you can make informed and educated decisions about if you want to do that or not. You can become a healing machine.”
     
    - Sach

    • 39 min
    The Future of Health: Frequency Medicine with Jesse Pierce

    The Future of Health: Frequency Medicine with Jesse Pierce

    Welcome to another episode from “The Future of Health” series. This series will explore and discuss new ideas on the horizon in the healthcare industry. Energetic medicine is the focus of this week’s episode as Meghan is joined by Dr. Jesse Pierce, a licensed naturopathic doctor who uses frequencies to treat complex chronic illness. Meghan and Jessie discuss how we are bombarded by frequencies daily and how this influences the electromagnetics of our cells in negative and positive ways.
     
    A frequency is something you can’t see; it’s basically the rate at which sound or current is produced and registered in the body. We have frequencies running through our bodies constantly. By improving the body’s energetic frequency, we can help our bodies heal from a multitude of problems and calm inflammation. 
     
    Frequencies are delivered by sound, in water or through current that runs through the body to help it heal. Acupressure is one way to tap into those frequencies. By inserting small needles, the energy in certain meridians can be moved and blockages cleared.
     
    Dr. Pierce also uses a tiny box with wires attached that sends out specific microcurrents. This can help shift the brain from trauma or shift the body from inflammation stemming from mold, Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions and more. Such microcurrents can also reset our genetics to improve how well our body can function over time.
     
    Frequency medicine is additionally used to treat acute injuries and physical pain. It can aid in anxiety and depression, fatigue, fibromyalgia and even weight loss. The more we feel healthy, aligned and balanced on an energetic level, the better off we all are. 
     
    Energetic medicine is the new frontier in healing. Listen to this week’s episode to learn why!
     
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [3:29] Why quantum energy is difficult to accept for some people
    [9:21] Different ways to deliver frequencies
    [14:01] Different conditions that can be treated through frequencies
    [15:50] An example of using frequency to help someone with psychological trauma
    [23:19] Things that can lower your frequency or vibration
    [24:22] Why blue light is hard on our bodies
    [32:00] Example of a woman who lost weight by listening to a song
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    https://drjessepierce.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/jessepierceND/
    https://www.instagram.com/drjessepierce/
    https://twitter.com/jessepiercebk
     
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    MEMORABLE QUOTES
     
    “We can only see 3 - 5% with our vision of everything that exists. So accepting quantum energy and quantum physics as a way to help us heal is really hard to understand for some.”
    - Dr. Jesse Pierce
     
    “You may not be aware of it, but we're actually picking up on frequency at all times, 24/7.”
    - Dr. Jesse Pierce
     
    “You can't just use frequency and expect to get a hundred percent better. You always have to look at the underlying cause of why things got dysregulated in the first place.”
    - Dr. Jesse Pierce
     
    “The vagus nerve really does help play a role in controlling the terrain of the gut.” 
    - Dr. Jesse Pierce
     
    “Anxiety, depression, when people are struggling with moods, especially teenagers, I can shift them really quickly using this form of energetic medicine.”
    - Dr. Jessie Pierce
     
    “Einstein himself said, ‘the future of medicine will focus on frequencies’ and we are just starting to tackle that.”
    - Meghan Walker

    • 43 min
    Future of Health Series: Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow

    Future of Health Series: Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow

    Food really is medicine, but sometimes staying away from food is even more healing. That’s the idea behind intermittent fasting. In this episode of Impact, Meghan talks with Cynthia Thurlow, a nurse practitioner and internationally known women’s health expert whose TEDx Talk has received more than 10 million views.
     
    Intermittent fasting is eating within a prescribed time period, and not eating within another prescribed time period. Why does it matter? It has to do with our metabolism. Metabolic flexibility is critically important to our health, and intermittent fasting promotes such flexibility by allowing your body to be more effective at using different types of fuel. Chronically overfeeding the body is what contributes to metabolic disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, infertility issues, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and so much more. 
     
    Fasting improves our insulin sensitivity so our bodies can access stored fat as a fuel source instead of stored sugar. And when we're using fat as a fuel source, we don't get hungry in between meals and we’re able to lose weight much more easily. It also allows our body to get rid of diseased and disordered cells, like taking out the garbage.
     
    Many women who do intermittent fasting also are able to come off blood pressure and diabetes medications. They have fewer digestive issues, less bloating and more regular bowel movements. It can also help to lower the risk for certain types of cancers, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
     
    Our bodies are designed to be challenged, so it’s important to make changes as you get older. Intermittent fasting can be one of those changes to keep your body healthy and optimal.
     
    Cynthia Thurlow is so conversant with the topic of intermittent fasting and there is much to take in from this episode. So have a listen and learn more!
     
     
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [2:42] How she came to intermittent fasting
    [10:58] Different types of fasting
    [13:03] Insulin sensitivity and how fasting can help
    [16:07] Myriad benefits from intermittent fasting
    [20:50] The effects of perimenopause and how fasting can help
    [32:14] Getting good sleep and the factors that detract from it
    [32:21] The effects of alcohol on the body and brain
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
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    https://cynthiathurlow.com/podcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/cynthia_thurlow_/?hl=en
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1004505663061383/about/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthia-thurlow-50395a9/ 
    Cynthia’s Book: The Intermittent Fasting Transformation
     
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    MEMORABLE QUOTES
    “Intermittent fasting is based on an ancestral health perspective. It's not new or novel. I took the idea, the concept of being able to integrate this work into what I was doing with my patients.”
     - Cynthia Thurlow
     
    “Metabolic flexibility is critically important to our health. I would say without a doubt, it is the most important thing to our health.”
     - Cynthia Thurlow
     
    “When we're talking about the key proponents, the key benefits of intermittent fasting were really speaking to improving insulin sensitivity so our body can access stored fat as a fuel source and not just stored sugar.”
     - Cynthia Thurlow
     
     
    “If you're struggling with weight loss resistance, it's more often a byproduct of being insulin resistant. We start thinking about the fact that you have energy slumps. It is not normal to eat a meal and feel like you need to go take a nap.”
     - Cynthia Thurlow
     
    “Perimenopause and menopause is where fasting can be a really good way to help fine tune not just the exterior of our bodies, but more significantly improve things that can help potentiate longevity.”
     - Cynthia Thurlow
     
    “Lifestyle changes are not meant to be easy. They are designed to

    • 50 min
    The Key to Thinking like an Entrepreneur with Kelsey Abott

    The Key to Thinking like an Entrepreneur with Kelsey Abott

    What does thinking like an entrepreneur mean?
     
    In this week’s episode of IMPACT, Meghan unpacks this very question with her guest Kelsey Abbott, a serial entrepreneur and triathlete who is unapologetically invested in helping people unlock their true potential. 
     
    Meghan and Kelsey discuss the mechanisms of thinking that define us as entrepreneurs which brings us to the final episode of this series and the final letter of the IMPACT acronym, the ‘T’, which stands for thinking like an entrepreneur.
     
    Meghan and Kelsey believe one of the best qualities of an entrepreneur is being decisive and grabbing on to an opportunity when it presents itself. However, they stress that the “how” is really less important than having the clarity of what you want to attract as an entrepreneur. Life can unfold almost magically if you set your intention on your entrepreneurial goals.
     
    The foundation of your business is you, so you have to take care of your physical, mental and spiritual self first to be able to help others. Make yourself available to others because entrepreneurs don’t meet their clients sitting at desks; they meet them when they’re out in the world being their best selves.
     
    Get rid of your negative thought habits and the story you’ve been telling yourself. Picture your ideal clients and go after them. Be excited to do it differently and when people say no, don’t take it personally. It’s not about you at all, it’s about the universe guiding each person -- including you.
     
    Want to learn more about the ‘T’ in IMPACT? 
     
    Then tune in to this week’s episode!
     
    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [5:20] How Kelsey left her government job and ended up on another path
    [12:50] Kelsey’s morning routine
    [14:21] Why exercise is the most important thing in Kelsey’s business
    [16:56] How to move beyond thought habits and “play in the penthouse”
    [19:40] The process of how Kelsey gets her clients
    [23:25] Why it’s not about you, it’s actually the universe
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    https://www.kelseyabbott.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelsey-abbott-98158a4/
     
    GUEST OFFERINGS
    Free Human Design chart: https://view.flodesk.com/pages/62a0c55f190027fea2869641
     
     
    MEMORABLE QUOTES
    “When opportunities come in, knowing where you wanna go and being able to triage whether or not this is the right thing, that is a core skill of entrepreneurship.”
     - Meghan Walker
     
    “My business is play, which is my top priority. I want to bring joy to other people. I wanna help them have permission to play.”
     - Kelsey Abbott
     
    “The how is so much less important than having clarity on where you wanna be and the outcome and the feeling and the experience that you want to attract into your life.”
     - Meghan Walker
     
    “I get paid to talk to people to help them remember who they are, to help them see how amazing they are, to help them clear away all of the beliefs that aren't serving them so they can live their best life.”
     - Kelsey Abbott
     
     “I gotta be the best version of me so that I can give the best version of me to my people. And I feel like that's thinking like an entrepreneur.”
     - Kelsey Abbott
     
    “We don't meet our clients when we're sitting at our desks. We meet them when we're out living our lives, amplifying our sparkle, being our best selves, taking care of ourselves.”
     - Kelsey Abbott
     
    “Being decisive, clear in where you want to go, not taking the outcome personally. These are all skills in the arsenal of entrepreneurship.”                - Meghan Walker
     

    • 27 min
    Future-Proofing Your Business Financially with April Stroink

    Future-Proofing Your Business Financially with April Stroink

      In this episode of Impact, Meghan talks with April Stroink, a money coach and financial advisor who specializes in helping entrepreneurs create financial clarity, ease, and abundance in their practice.
     
    Throughout their discussion, Meghan and April continually tie their conversation back to the analogy of a financial storm. The storm could represent a shift in the financial market or something that could potentially throw your business off course. Whatever it may represent, Meghan and April discuss that storms are not necessarily meant to swoop us out to sea. Those who will fare the best are the ones who can acknowledge the trajectory of the storm and make decisions in alignment with what is coming their way. When you see the storm coming, there are decisions that you can make to help protect your home, and in the case of this analogy, to protect your business and financial situation. When your business is future proofed you will be able to capitalize and move momentum in the direction of opportunity. 



    But future-proofing your business and adding additional revenue streams can be challenging. Many entrepreneurs have self-negating attitudes about how they make money, or perhaps believe that they don’t deserve to make abundant money for the services they offer. Meghan and April unpack this idea of quantum wealth, which comes from a mindset of abundance, not scarcity.
     
    As Meghan has mentioned in previous episodes, she is completely over allowing the energy of scarcity to be pervasive in this community. And this episode will certainly be helpful in stopping the cycle of scarcity as it exposes some of the mindset and thinking traps that practitioners are finding themselves in. Techniques and strategies are provided that can be deployed in your business which will leave you in a position to take advantage of the opportunities that lay before you.
     
    Want to be prepared for the storm and minimize your risk moving forward? Then you won’t want to miss this episode. 



    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    [2:15] Creating a framework around quantum wealth
    [7:27] How to take responsibility for your business to have maximum impact
    [11:26] April Stroink’s professional experience
    [13:24] Why finances are the number-one source of stress for entrepreneurs
    [22:48] Why it’s important to work your plan
    [28:38] How much gross revenue you should keep 
    [33:36] The number-one thing entrepreneurs do wrong
    [41:03] Why multiple streams of income is key
    [47:56] Transformation vs. transaction values
     
    HOW TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    https://aprilstroink.ca
    https://www.instagram.com/aprilstroink/?hl=en
    https://www.facebook.com/AprilStroink/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-stroink
     
    MEMORABLE QUOTES
     
    “Have a plan so that when the storm comes, and it will, especially if you are entrepreneurs, that you have a solid plan to fall back on.” 
    - April Stroink
     
    “This notion of developing acumen around money, we're kind of scared of the feeling. But the more acumen you develop, it's like the better you get at tennis. The more tennis lessons you play, the more fun it is to play tennis.
    - April Stroink
     
    “Believe in yourself. Believe that you can be financially well and it is your right.”
     - April Stroink
     
    “You've got to be able to spit out your financial why. If you were in my office right now, you would see it on post-it notes everywhere. You gotta know that number.”
     - April Stroink
     
    “You've got to be comfortable with the uncomfortable to get on the other side of impact.”
    - April Stroink
     
    “Dare to pay yourself.”
    - April Stroink
     
    “What I'm seeing done wrong over and over again is that they're putting into practice either products or services without doing the math to see what the gross profit is. They're putting into practice products or services that may not be viable and then because they haven't looked at the viability they spend and invest a lot of money to go down a w

    • 49 min

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Valencia Ray MD ,

Fantastic, Informative, Entertaining

A very worthy, time well spent listen, in this world of noise and talking heads.

Ima listener ,

A Must Listen to Show!

Meghan is AWESOME! She keeps each show fun and engaging! I highly recommend the listen!

Jean from MN ,

Awesome Resource for Women, Healthcare Practitioners or Any Entrepreneur

Meghan Walker is eloquent, smart, funny, honest, inspiring, and forward-thinking. She asks all the right questions from guests who are pushing the envelope to think and do differently, and provide solutions to today’s challenges. This podcast is an incredible resource, as are her Clinician Business Labs offerings. I’m so grateful I found her, her content has been incredibly valuable to me. Thank you Meghan!!!!

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