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Ditch the monotony and embrace a life of more excitement and purpose on "Cool Change," the podcast that champions having fun and making a difference.

Join me, Chuck Allen, a seasoned guide with over 30 years of experience from boardrooms to classrooms, as we challenge the scripts we've been handed and rewrite the narratives of our lives. "Cool Change" isn't just talk; it's about showcasing real-life examples of high-definition, full-throttle living. We don't need more rhetoric. We need examples. That's who we're bringing to the table here.

Through engaging conversations with change makers who are living on purpose, this podcast and my coaching are dedicated to inspiring you to design a life that's uniquely yours.

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    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

Ditch the monotony and embrace a life of more excitement and purpose on "Cool Change," the podcast that champions having fun and making a difference.

Join me, Chuck Allen, a seasoned guide with over 30 years of experience from boardrooms to classrooms, as we challenge the scripts we've been handed and rewrite the narratives of our lives. "Cool Change" isn't just talk; it's about showcasing real-life examples of high-definition, full-throttle living. We don't need more rhetoric. We need examples. That's who we're bringing to the table here.

Through engaging conversations with change makers who are living on purpose, this podcast and my coaching are dedicated to inspiring you to design a life that's uniquely yours.

    This is How You Roll: Michelle Huebner on Redefining Possibilities and Why We Don’t Need Bucket Lists (#73)

    This is How You Roll: Michelle Huebner on Redefining Possibilities and Why We Don’t Need Bucket Lists (#73)

    Michelle Huebner is a powerful example of how attitude can color your everyday existence. In this episode, Michelle shares her journey with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) and how it has shaped her perspective on life. She discusses the symptoms and challenges of living with FA, as well as the importance of finding joy and living life to the fullest.
    Michelle emphasizes the need for independence and letting go of anger. Listen in as she shares her approach to everyday life, including a cool way to schedule more activities that bring you joy.
    For more info on FA, check out www.curefa.org
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Inspiration
    09:04 Finding Relief and Connecting with the FA Community
    15:52 Hope and Progress in FA Research
    45:10 Finding Happiness and Fulfillment in the Face of Challenges
    57:20 The Power of a Strong Support System
    01:10:20 Advocating for Others and Sharing Experiences

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How Hives Save Lives: Why Beekeeping is Becoming a Beacon of Hope for Veterans (#72)

    How Hives Save Lives: Why Beekeeping is Becoming a Beacon of Hope for Veterans (#72)

    Lt. Col. Tim Doherty, founder of Doc's Healing Hives, shares his inspiring journey of finding healing and purpose through beekeeping. The conversation explores the therapeutic benefits of beekeeping, the impact of community and camaraderie, and the transformative power of finding a new purpose.
    Tim's organization, Doc's Healing Hives, offers courses and support to veterans, helping them find hope and healing through beekeeping. The future goals of the organization include building a lodge and expanding their impact through farming and teaching others how to grow their own food.
    Tim's advice to veterans is to never give up, find a new purpose, seek therapy, and connect with others.
    Takeaways
    Beekeeping can be a therapeutic and healing activity, providing a sense of purpose and helping individuals find solace and camaraderie. Doc's Healing Hives offers courses and support to veterans, helping them find hope and healing through beekeeping. Community and camaraderie play a crucial role in the healing process, and joining a group or association can provide support and connection. It is important for veterans to seek therapy and not give up, as therapy can be a valuable tool in the healing journey. Chapters
    00:00 Introduction
    02:15 The Journey Begins
    09:29 Therapeutic Benefits of Beekeeping
    12:02 Doc's Healing Hives
    16:10 Community and Camaraderie
    24:23 Future Goals and Impact
    31:13 Getting Involved
    33:51 Advice for Veterans
    36:05 Closing Remarks

    • 37 min
    From Dread to Desire: Embracing Joy in Your Workout (#71)

    From Dread to Desire: Embracing Joy in Your Workout (#71)

    Episode Summary:
    Hi, I'm Chuck Allen, your guide on the journey to a more intentional and cooler daily existence. In this episode of Cool Change, we dive deep into the transformative power of finding joy in our workouts. Joined by Colin Feldtman, a former pro baseball player turned fitness coach, we explore how shifting our mindset from viewing exercise as a chore to embracing it as a source of pleasure can fundamentally change our relationship with fitness.
    What You'll Learn:
    How I went from hating every minute in the gym to looking forward to my daily workouts. Colin's journey from professional athlete to a fitness coach, and how becoming a father has reshaped his approach to fitness. The importance of finding your own motivation and tuning out the noise. Practical tips for making your workout routine more enjoyable and less of a burden. The power of asking, "What would this look like if it were easy?" to simplify and enjoy your fitness journey. Why showing up is half the battle, and how small wins can lead to big changes. Episode Highlights:
    My personal transformation story and how I found joy in the gym. Colin's professional insights on adjusting fitness goals and routines as life changes. Our discussion on the psychological shifts necessary for embracing fitness as a joyful part of life. Strategies for anyone looking to make their workouts more enjoyable and effective. More Info:
    Find Colin on Instagram: @colinfeldtmanpdx
    Mentioned: @crossfittualatin, @crossfitonetwenty
    Closing Thoughts:
    This episode is for anyone who's ever felt like working out is just another item on their to-do list. Colin and I share our journeys and insights to help you move from dread to desire when it comes to your fitness routine. Remember, the goal is to find joy in the process, not just the results. Here's to making our fitness journey a pleasurable part of our Cool Change.

    • 29 min
    Mindful Choices, Meaningful Changes, and the Alexander Technique: A Conversation with Author Lisa DeAngelis (#70)

    Mindful Choices, Meaningful Changes, and the Alexander Technique: A Conversation with Author Lisa DeAngelis (#70)

    Summary
    In this conversation, Chuck interviews Lisa DeAngelis about the Alexander Technique and its connection to change. Lisa shares her personal experience with the technique and how it helped her navigate a challenging medical diagnosis. They discuss the importance of choice and creating space for possibility in the process of change.
    Lisa also highlights the significance of daily mindfulness practice in cultivating awareness and making conscious choices. The conversation emphasizes the holistic nature of change and the potential for transformation in everyday habits and actions.
    Lisa also discusses her daily practices and the importance of mindfulness. She emphasizes the need to engage with each moment and reconnect with all our senses. Lisa also shares insights from her new book, 'Embracing the Unknown,' which explores the process of change and the tools and skills that can support it. She breaks down the book into three parts: why change, changing now, and living a life of sustainable change. 
    Finally, Lisa talks about her future plans, including creating new ways to have meaningful conversations about mindfulness and intentionality.
    Takeaways
    The Alexander Technique is a holistic approach to change that focuses on increasing awareness of how we use our bodies. Choice plays a crucial role in navigating change, and embracing the unknown can lead to exciting opportunities. Creating space and pausing before making a choice can help us break free from habitual patterns and make more intentional decisions. The Alexander Technique can have a profound impact on various aspects of life, including physical well-being, performance, and personal growth.

    • 55 min
    Finding Fulfillment: Harnessing Intuition, Holistic Wellness, and the Courage to Change (#69)

    Finding Fulfillment: Harnessing Intuition, Holistic Wellness, and the Courage to Change (#69)

    Description:
    Welcome to another episode of Cool Change, where we dive deep into the stories of people who have reimagined their lives, and that inspire intentional living and finding joy in more moments. Today, we have an incredibly insightful conversation with Laura, a holistic wellness practitioner with a remarkable journey of transformation.
    In this episode, Laura shares her personal story of leaving a conventional, secure job to follow her intuition and passion for holistic wellness (33:16). She opens up about the challenges, uncertainties, and ultimately, the fulfillment she found in making this life-altering decision. 
    Key Takeaways:
    Discover how Laura tapped into her intuition to guide her through significant life changes and how you can do the same. Learn about the importance of surrounding yourself with a supportive community and resources that align with your passions. Understand the power of making a decision, even when the path ahead is unclear, and how taking small steps can lead to profound change. Show Highlights:
    Laura’s journey from a stable yet unfulfilling career to pursuing her passion in holistic wellness. The role of intuition and ancestral wisdom in guiding life decisions. Practical tips for aligning with your purpose and taking intentional steps towards change, regardless of your current circumstances. Overcoming imposter syndrome and building confidence through action and experience. Laura's insights on finding joy and fulfillment by aligning with your soul's purpose. Resources Mentioned:
    heal.me holisticlifecommunity.com Connect with Us:
    If Laura's story resonated with you or if you're on your own journey of transformation, we'd love to hear from you! Share your story, thoughts, or questions by contacting us through our website (coolchangepodcast.com) or on social media.

    • 56 min
    Evel Knievel, Doing Hard Things, and Second Chances: David Terry's Extraordinary Journey from Death to Love (#68)

    Evel Knievel, Doing Hard Things, and Second Chances: David Terry's Extraordinary Journey from Death to Love (#68)

    Description:
    In this deeply moving episode of "Cool Change," we dive into a heartfelt conversation with David Terry, a man who not only knocked on death's door but also engaged with it, exploring his boundaries and the limitless expanse of human resilience, potential, and the transformative power of love. Strap in for a wild ride that interweaves pain, love, death, and unbreakable spirit.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    How facing one's mortality brings an unparalleled perspective on life and living. The unseen but profoundly felt power of love and community in times of personal crisis. A glimpse into a family’s steadfast unity amidst the pervasive presence of terminal illness. How to embrace challenges as pathways to uncover deeper emotional and psychological layers. Key Takeaways:
    Love as a Driving Force: How love, both giving and receiving, can be a potent motivator in our toughest moments. Uncharted Territories of Potential: Explore the limitless realms of capabilities, bound only by one’s imagination and resolve. Navigating Adversity: The intricate dance between confronting fear, tackling hardships, and emerging resilient on the other side. Redefining Strength: A new lens to perceive strength, not as a stoic, unfeeling fortress but as a vulnerable, honest, and persevering journey through challenges. Resources:
    For more information on David’s coaching and work, you can email him directly at MrDavidTerry@gmail.com.
    Connect with Chuck Allen:
    Instagram: @chuckallen Website: www.coolchangepodcast.com Support the Show:
    If David's story resonated with you, please consider supporting the show by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review. Your support helps us bring more inspiring stories like David's to the airwaves.
    Episode Release Date: October 5, 2023
    Join us on "Cool Change" as we continue to delve into stories that remind us to embrace change, choose courage, and design a life you love.
     

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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67 Ratings

67 Ratings

kkatiegrace ,

love this podcast

great podcast and an even greater host!! love these! keep up the good work!

MarketingStar81 ,

Incredible host and podcast!

I recommend this podcast to everyone. The host is insightful, entertaining, and compassionate! Positive and helpful takeaways in each episode. Thanks for inspiring my own cool changes, Chuck!

Ldeangel ,

Change with a purpose

I am so happy to have found Cool Change. As someone supremely curious (and seeking meaningful conversation) about change, I’ve struggled to find platforms that bring it all to the table. Chuck Allen does that - with intelligence and openness - and helps bring each of his conversations to interesting and insightful places. Give this podcast a listen. You’d be hard-pressed not to walk away with a few things to think about, and perhaps a little more empowered to make change happen in your own life!

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