Changing Minds Podcast is a podcast about thinking for a change. Each week, Psychologist Owen Fitzpatrick will be exploring how you can use behavioral science to learn how to run your brain better, influence others better, and believe better.
Interview with Frank Kitchen CSP on Culture and Mindset
In this episode of The Changing Minds, I have the privilege of chatting with my friend Frank Kitchen. He is "The Mindset Master Chef. He works with Organizations that want their people to break through mental barriers to cook up the professional dreams they hunger for.
On June 18, 2015, Frank was fired by his employer. His son was 2 years old, and his wife was 6 1/2 months pregnant with their second child. It was Father's Day weekend! That weekend, Frank got hungry and committed to living the Professional Speaking Dream he had been "talking" about for years.
With the support of his family and friends, he used the skills he earned as a student leader, award-winning toy store manager, salesperson, educator, event planner, and entertainer to transform the ultimate "burnt meal" into a tasty 5-star Masterpiece!
Frank now teaches his proven recipe for transforming your professional aspirations into reality with professional associations, corporations, schools, colleges, universities, nonprofits, and civic groups around the world. The same recipe he used to go from unemployed to earning the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Designation from the National Speakers Association, recognizing him as one of the top Professional Speakers on the planet.
When he isn't speaking, Frank practices what he teaches. He currently serves as a volunteer and Board Chair for the Non-Profit organization Hustle PHX. Their team of staff and volunteers provide aspiring entrepreneurs in underserved urban communities with the resources needed to start and operate thriving businesses.
Interview with Cait Donovan on Burnout and the power of resentment
Cait Donovan is a Keynote speaker, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” author of the book "The Bouncebackability Factor," and an acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Chinese medicine. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes,” “NPR,” and “The New York Post” and in companies such as Lululemon and PepsiCo.
In this episode of Changing Minds, I have a powerful interview with Cait on the topic of burnout and the power of resentment. She discusses the importance of setting boundaries and finding a balance between integration and protection. And shares her personal experience with burnout, shedding light on its impact on physical and mental health. We also dive into the complexities of stress, mindset, and the effects of burnout on the brain.
Interview with Adam Boyd on Selling Through Asking
In this episode of Changing Minds, I have the pleasure of interviewing my good friend, Adam Boyd. He has been training and consulting on sales with founders, owners, and individuals on sales and sales leadership since 2008. Several clients have had successful exits, though he’s not claiming a direct correlation. He’s had 2 stints as a middle market exec leading sales, one time with a lot of success and luck and another time with not very much of either.
Most of his work now is with professional service providers, such as attorneys, high-end consultants, and those in real estate, finance, benefits, or wealth management. He loves helping those in highly competitive markets win more of the right clients through training. His approach involves turning discovery calls into two-way conversations, and he emphasizes the importance of curiosity, listening, and understanding in creating a genuine connection with clients.
Adam survived the Acton School of Business and read a lot of books at Rhodes College. He lives in the greatest country in America, Texas, with his wife, 4 kids, and a new dog.
How to Become a Respected Thought Leader
In this episode of The Changing Minds. I delve into the fascinating world of becoming a respected thought leader. Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a real impact in your chosen field? To stand out from the crowd and be recognized for your unique perspective? To be someone who not only makes an impact but also earns the respect and admiration of others?
I'll go into identifying your unique perspective to help you craft a clear elevator pitch and core message that resonates with others. And I’ll discuss the importance of seeking out those who inspire and challenge you and how their insight can help you iterate and refine your own perspective, ultimately making you a more effective and influential leader.
And, of course, I explore the importance of solving people's problems. A respected thought leader is someone who brings value to others, and I'll uncover how focusing on problem-solving can not only help you establish credibility but also make people want to work with you.
Interview with Ray J Green on Building a Life and Business You Want
Interview with Robbie Crabtree on Competitive Storytelling
In this episode of Changing Minds! I have a truly exceptional guest —Robbie Crabtree, a former trial lawyer turned startup consultant and a master of competitive storytelling.
Robbie will share his experiences using storytelling as a trial lawyer to engage the jury and convey the essence of each case. We'll explore different perspectives and the emotional toll of his work as a child abuse prosecutor. But Robbie's expertise extends beyond the courtroom; he'll show us how storytelling techniques can elevate business and leadership.
Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to captivate investors or a leader aiming to influence others, this episode is packed with valuable insights on crafting powerful stories.
The information from this podcast has greatly improved my life.
Changed my mind...
What a powerful word in every episode! This podcast has become my key accessory for my runs! Two of my favorite things in life- - running coupled with learning about behavior!! Your face caught my attention..smart move to have a striking photo in the podcast store instead of the pic of a big brain that I typically see! Anyhow... I’m a BIG FAN now! Great job! Very engaging and I learn something new... each episode!!
Can’t thank you enough
If only you knew the things you are getting me through!
I listen to you everyday.
Thank you, just simply thank you. I have made my long term goal getting to Ireland....and maybe netting YOU!!