Break Down. Wake Up. is about discovering the world changing wisdom within our distress. I’m Meg Mateer, a psychology nerd turned business consultant and entrepreneur. Join me to hear from leaders about when things in their lives were breaking down and to listen for the wisdom waking up. Along the way, we’ll explore fresh perspectives like (1) how distress is a driver of success, not a barrier to it, (2) how our personal and professional lives are inherently connected and (3) how our individual experiences can help solve broader societal challenges. When things are breaking down, important wisdom is waking up.
025 - Control vs. discovery based approaches to transformation - solo episode!
How we can use the experiences we have been trying to control to uncover the answers we have long been searching for - an unique approach to create sustainable change in our personal & professional lives, our organizations and our world. We've spent...
024 - Activism that begins with listening - solo episode
There's a new type of activism on the rise....one whose action starts with listening...and why it is fundamental for moving beyond the rising polarization within ourselves, our relationships and our society. In this episode, I share more about how inner...
023 - Giving life to DEI & workplace wellbeing with Vivian Acquah
How her own pregnancy and postpartum depression sounded the alarm for Vivian Acquah about workplace discrimination and the need for deep listening in inclusion effortsVivian Acquah was a successful professional working in finance and technology. But...
022 - Investing in the advantages of age with Suzanne Noble
How suddenly losing her income in the pandemic inspired a serial entrepreneur to help other people over 50 start their own businesses. Suzanne Noble had a successful 20 year career in public relations - but when she decided to sell her business and...
021 - SOLO EPISODE - Sharing insights from the latest 10 interviews
What if professional development actually looked more like a balance beam than a corporate ladder? In the latest episode, I introduce this concept and highlight some of the other biggest insights that have been inspired from the last 10 episodes. I also...
020 - Hearing harmony within diversity with Dmitriy Gutkovich
How his experience hearing voices helped an ambitious rising leader find inner peace and explore a variety of perspectives on how to foster broader harmony.From an early age, Dmitriy Gutkovich had his sights on politics and public service - he dreamed...
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Love this show!
Meg Mateer delivers a thoughtful and much needed approach, as there is so much to learn from our "break down" experiences. I believe this is a must listen podcast.
Really enjoying this series. I don’t usually write reviews but the recent episode on self healing with Debbie Knowlton inspired me to share my feedback. Well done and all the best with future programming.