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Featuring crazy amazing guests with crazy amazing stories--encouraging and uplifting content designed to inspire and motivate you to expand your own sense of purpose and maximize your potential.

Crazy Amazing Humans Katrina Carlson

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Featuring crazy amazing guests with crazy amazing stories--encouraging and uplifting content designed to inspire and motivate you to expand your own sense of purpose and maximize your potential.

    Neuroscience-Backed Tools to Boost Your Mental Health with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    Neuroscience-Backed Tools to Boost Your Mental Health with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

    If you or anyone you love needs a pick-me-up or has ever experienced a mental health challenge, then this podcast is for you. In highlighting Mental Health Awareness Month, our guests Brenda Sarai Zuniga and Elizabeth Stephens from NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) share their expertise and lived experiences to give us helpful tools to navigate any journey. Press play to find ways to not only survive, but thrive!
    You'll learn about NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) and how can they help anyone struggling and it’s free! Brenda Sarai Zuniga speaks about “Ending the Silence” campaign. Elizabeth Stephens explains how NAMI helps you feel seen and heard. We discuss the stigma of mental illness in Latino communities. The tools to boost your mental health include finding a supportive community and the Hug Yourself Technique that activates your mammalian caregiving system. How to set your circadian rhythm by walking and getting outside everyday. Using Solfeggio Frequencies that tap into different brain waves. The EFT Emotional Freedom Technique. Somatic Hip Exercises and stretching for trauma release. Worry journaling where you write down your concerns on paper. Breathing and getting in your body. All kinds of ways you can feel better now. 
    Jefferson Denim is also interviewed about his work with NAMI and how to feel seen and heard. NAMI’s 8 week life skills class. He talks about getting out of your head and into your body with physical exercise. His tool of using a Thought Challenge technique to examine your negative thoughts gives you power over harmful thoughts. He outlines Radical Self-Acceptance which can help you create a well of self-esteem. 
    Be sure to follow the Crazy Amazing Humans podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, our website or wherever you listen. Go find us, hit subscribe, and then you’ll be notified about our latest Crazy Amazing Humans podcast episode. 

    • 40 min
    How Jake “Body by Jake®” Steinfeld Turned Harrison Ford Into a Ripped Indiana Jones and Much More

    How Jake “Body by Jake®” Steinfeld Turned Harrison Ford Into a Ripped Indiana Jones and Much More

    We can’t wait for you to meet our guest, Jake “Body by Jake®” Steinfeld, a guiding light for health & wellness in lifestyle, sports, and entertainment for over four decades. Fueled by his "Don't Quit" mindset, Jake will motivate you, inspire you and have you laughing throughout our entire conversation. Jake has trained a myriad of well-known clients including Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Bette Midler, Madonna and many, many more and has the stories to show for it!
    Jake was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports® in 2006 and served until 2011. Named Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils® in 2012, Jake brought his "DON'T QUIT!" attitude to the national stage following his belief that “academics and fitness go hand in hand.” Through the cooperation of public and private partnerships he has created DON'T QUIT! Fitness Centers which are awarded to underserved elementary and middle schools in every state in the USA.
    Jake's life journey has led to some fascinating stories from acting in films such as Eddie Murphy's "Coming To America" to founding Major League Lacrosse®, the first pro Lacrosse league. We think you'll be inspired through Jake's positive energy to say "Don't Quit" as you aspire to be your best self. 
    Be sure to follow the Crazy Amazing Humans podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, our website or wherever you listen. Go find us, hit subscribe, and then you’ll be notified about our latest Crazy Amazing Humans podcast episode. Please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you can be the first to know about a new episode. Follow us on Instagram for inspirational and informative content between podcasts!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    How I Smuggled George Clooney into a War Zone; Ryan Boyette of To Move Mountains

    How I Smuggled George Clooney into a War Zone; Ryan Boyette of To Move Mountains

    Buckle up, this episode is wild! Our guest on this adventure is Ryan Boyette, a regular guy from Florida who was inspired to move to a war-torn region of Sudan during a mass genocide. He's being bombed, he's living through atrocities and instead of running back to America, he goes…I'm not going anywhere. This is my home. This is where I’m meant to serve. 
    Ryan built a network of citizen journalists called Nuba Reports to record and report on the brutality of the Sudanese regime in order to gain worldwide attention.
    Hear how Ryan smuggled journalists and activists like Nicholas Kristof, Ann Curry and George Clooney into a dangerous region strictly forbidden to outside media. For those efforts and more, he was recognized with a Human Rights First Award.
    With his Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University in International Education Policy and Management, Ryan, alongside his wife Jazira founded and now run To Move Mountains, an organization that’s building schools, training teachers and creating unique educational opportunities for families in Sudan.
    Be sure to follow the Crazy Amazing Humans podcast on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, our website or wherever you listen. Go find us, hit subscribe, and then you’ll be notified about our latest Crazy Amazing Humans podcast episode. Please like and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you can be the first to know about a new episode. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Can Humans “Coexist”? A Jew, a Catholic, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Humanist, a Buddhist, and a Protestant walk into a podcast…

    Can Humans “Coexist”? A Jew, a Catholic, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Humanist, a Buddhist, and a Protestant walk into a podcast…

    With all the division we see in the world, is coexistence even possible?
    A recent article in Psychology Today on this topic pointed out how we are constantly reminded of our differences, but in reality we are all very much the same. We all want love, we all want purpose, we all want the best for our children, etc...

    But the #1 thing we have in common? We want to belong. 
    To test this theory, we invited seven guests who each have different belief systems and grew up in different cultures to share their views on coexisting: Robert Scheer, Dr. Tom Catena, Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Deepa Bharath, Roger Fishman, Chantal Prunier and Ryan Boyette. The results were profound, enlightening, and revealing. Many of us have not had an opportunity to speak with and get to know people whose thoughts, identities and views differ from our own--this episode is that kind of opportunity.
    Check out our conversation with this brilliant and diverse group of humans on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, our website or wherever you get your podcasts. Thanks for being a vital part of our Crazy Amazing Humans Community.

    • 39 min
    Lisa McKnight - The Boss Behind Barbie; The Movie, the Brand, Mattel & Motherhood!

    Lisa McKnight - The Boss Behind Barbie; The Movie, the Brand, Mattel & Motherhood!

    We’re beyond excited to share this exclusive and candid interview with the ultimate girl boss of the ultimate girl brand, Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer at Mattel. Recently, Forbes recognized Lisa McKnight as one of the top brand marketers in the world for 2023 and after listening to this podcast, you’ll know why! While at the helm of the Barbie brand, Lisa and her team have led the charge in making Barbie more relevant than ever, especially with the record-breaking Barbie movie ranking as THE highest-grossing domestic film release in 2023. In this interview Lisa puts us “in the pink” with her extensive knowledge garnered from over 25 years at Mattel. She has been recognized as a driving force in transforming the Barbie brand into the most diverse and inclusive doll line on the market while overseeing the evolution of the Barbie movie from inception to the silver screen. 
    You may already know that the Barbie movie has garnered over 1.4 billion dollars at the Worldwide Box Office and Barbie’s director, Greta Gerwig, is now the first woman ever to independently helm a billion dollar movie. But what you may NOT know is the tremendous behind-the-scenes effort it took to bring the film’s top-shelf creatives together, the details of the film’s 5-year timeline, the many homages throughout the film, the truth about the Kens’ fate, and other juicy controversies and collaborations.
    In this conversation, you’ll also discover the many philanthropic efforts at Mattel with which Lisa is involved, including The Future of Pink is Green, Barbie Loves the Ocean and Save the Children. She also shares from her heart something that all working mothers can relate to – the tricky and ongoing balancing act of career and family life.
    We are sure you’ll enjoy this uplifting and insightful conversation. Pink attire optional. Be sure to follow us on Instagram  and also subscribe to our Youtube  version of the podcast that you’ll know about this episode as well as the many Crazy Amazing Humans featured in all of our episodes. We’re always here to remind you that any gesture of kindness has the potential to create a Crazy Amazing Human experience, one person at a time. You have the power to create that every day because YOU ARE Crazy Amazing!
    Thanks for being a vital part of our Crazy Amazing Humans Community.

    • 43 min
    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell - Icon for Democracy and Leadership

    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell - Icon for Democracy and Leadership

    Our guest is The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, former Prime Minister of Canada. Kim is a powerhouse whose life has been a life of firsts: from the age of 16 when she became the first female student body president at Prince of Wales Secondary School, to the first female president for her freshman class at University of British Columbia, to holding elected office at all three levels of Canadian government and then becoming Canada’s first (and only) female Prime Minister in 1993. Clearly, Kim has spent much of her life breaking barriers for women. She was the first woman to serve as Canada’s Minister of Justice and Minister of National Defence, as well as the first woman to serve as Minister of Defence of a NATO member country. Ms. Campbell served as the Canadian Consul General in Los Angeles, taught at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a member of the International Women’s Forum, a global organization of women of significant and diverse achievement, and served as its global president (2003-2005). She was inducted into the IWF Hall of Fame in 2008.  
     
    Kim Campbell is also a founding member of the Club de Madrid, now the largest international forum of former heads of government and state who work to promote democratic values. After serving as Acting President (2002), Secretary General (2004-2006), Vice President and a member of the Board (2007- 2011), she returned to the Board in 2019. 
    Among her involvement in international organizations focused on democracy and security issues, Kim Campbell chaired the Steering Committee for the World Movement for Democracy in Washington, D.C. from 2008-2015, and is a Trustee of the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR) at King’s College, London. Ms. Campbell became an international leader of leaders as Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders (1999-2003) and is currently a member and Chair Emerita. The Council’s membership is composed of women who hold, or have held, the office of President or Prime Minister. 
    Ms. Campbell’s most notable achievement in recent years has been the design and launch of a ground-breaking leadership program for undergraduates at the University of Alberta: The Peter Lougheed Leadership College. She served as its Founding Principal from 2014-2018. 
    In 2016 Kim Campbell was appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to serve as Chairperson of the Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Judicial Appointments, a role she has reprised three times since, most recently in spring 2021.
    In 2021, Ms. Campbell joined the board of Toronto-based Glen Gould Foundation (glengould.ca) and the advisory board of The Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute. VACI is a project of The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR), which was created during Ms. Campbell’s tenure as Minister of Justice. Also in 2021, Ms. Campbell accepted an invitation to become a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of arts, manufactures and commerce (thersa.org), which was founded in 1754 in England. Additionally, Ms. Campbell received the Distinguished Leadership Award from the International Leadership Association (ILA), for her significant contributions to the understanding and practice of effective leadership which has had an exceptional impact internationally.
    Kim Campbell lives with her husband - pianist, actor, playwright, composer and producer Hershey Felder - in Florence, Italy.
    Join us as Kim Campbell speaks candidly on issues related to leadership, international politics, democratization, climate change, gender, Canadian/American relations and much more. By discovering how someone else has learned important life lessons from lived experiences, many times we can then apply these insights to our lives and unlock our own hidden potentials. 
    Be sure to follow us on Instagram and also subscribe to our YouTube version of the podcast so that you’ll know about th

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

ann marks ,

So positive and interesting!!

Really interesting and good for soul and health!!

longsinternational ,

Positive Energy

In a world of so much hate, division and negativity, Crazy Amazing Hunans stands out as a massive blast of joy and positivity! Jefferson and Katrina feel like dear friends that I’d like to have join me in life’s journey! Their guests are informative, funny and fascinating, leaving me wanting more! My one bit of advice to you reading this review is — watch and/or listen now! You will not be disappointed!

Kyle Wilms ,

This Podcast IS Crazy Amazing

I don’t usually write reviews, but I have been listening to this podcast arguably since they started and wow, does it get better with each episode. I don’t personally watch the regular news (because it’s bad) but learning about people and ideas that actually positively impact the world, this is what I love. 10/10 would recommend to whoever is in the mood to learn something new and positive. Katrina and Jefferson you guys are the best! And I’ll have you guys playing on my long commutes for the foreseeable future that’s for sure!

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