Welcome to Soul Sister Conversations where host Dana Lloyd has conversations that inspire and empower you to connect more deeply to yourself. Each Sunday morning a new episode is released covering topics of personal development, leadership and spirituality.
Connect with Dana Lloyd at www.DanaLloydLeadership.com
Episode 1-56 is with co-host Elaine Shannon. Episode #57 onward Dana solo hosts the conversations.
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EP 136: Fate, Serendipity & The Power of One Voice
Today I speak with Dave Carroll - singer songwriter and storyteller. Dave was catapulted onto the international stage in 2009 after he created the music video called United Breaks Guitars. It was in response to United Airlines after they refused to help pay for his guitar that got broken on route to a show. We chat about storytelling, how his video launched him a new career path, what organizations need to know about customer service and in Soul Sister Conversations fashion we talk fate, serendipity and life purpose. And an extra bonus…Dave sings a song from his new album called Until One Day which is available now.
Known as a master storyteller, Dave’s incredible talent was introduced to millions when his 2009 anthem ‘United Breaks Guitars’ became a worldwide sensation.
The song chronicled his experience in the customer service process with United Airlines. His creative use of social media to share that message as an Independent Musician, has reached over 150 million people. As the #1 most watched YouTube Music Video in the world in July 2009, United Breaks Guitars has been called ‘one of the most important [videos] in Google’s history,’ and became a metaphor for change and innovation. Dave Carroll and United Breaks Guitars are now recognized as ‘household names.’ United Breaks Guitars won the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Video of the Year Award and Dave Carroll was award the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Digital Artist of the Year. Dave was also nominated for the 2010 ECMA for Entertainer of the Year.
The United Breaks Guitars trilogy has awakened companies everywhere to the importance of focusing on the customer and on delivering exceptional customer experience. Dave Carroll is a musician with a message, demonstrating the power one voice can have in today’s socially driven world. Dave has become internationally famous as one of the world’s top media relations innovators & customer experience authorities. He is also widely sought after as a content creator & songwriter.
Connect with Dave Carroll:
Website - https://www.davecarrollmusic.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DaveCarrollMusic
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davecarrollmusic/?hl=en
Twitter - https://twitter.com/davecarroll?lang=en
⭐️ His NEW ALBUM Until One Day is now available on iTunes and Spotify & he has a new children’s book called Tom the Tomato Plant out November 2021.
#unitedbreaksguitars #fate #serendipity #spiritualpodcast
EP 135: What I wished I knew at the beginning of my Authentic Journey with Dana Lloyd
In this episode, I share 10 ideas that I wished I knew at the beginning of my authentic journey.
When I started on the path of personal development back in my mid to late 20's I had no idea I was about to take a quest to find myself. At that time, a feeling had settled in that I was off my path, so I started focusing on what I should do with my life by looking at my career. I thought my discontentment had to do with my job. In part, that was true, but it was so much more than that. My continual searching eventually sent me on a seeker's path. The journey meandered for many years and it still continues. I learned about myself, who is Dana and I continually move in the direction of my Highest Self. What a worthy journey! I highly recommend it. That being said, I wished I had known a few things that might have made my journey easier.
In this episode, I explore 10 ideas that I wished I knew at the beginning of the journey to find myself:
1) There is nothing wrong with you
2) Authenticity is your birthright
3) You can start this journey as many times as you like
4) Enjoy the journey
5) Everyone else does not have it all figured out
6) Peace is possible
7) Find your people
8)You are exhausted and tired because the connection to your soul has erroded.
9) There is a false self called the Ego
10) Take it all in.
About Dana Lloyd:
Dana is a Leadership Coach who teaches encourages to people lead well in their personal and professional lives. She currently runs an online monthly group called The Soul Prescription Club. This is the group she wished she had at the beginning of her journey. It is ME SCHOOL where you learn and discover about yourself as well as deepen your connection with the most authentic you. Get on her email list to hear about when the doors to her Club open again. Go to danalloydleaderhsip.com
She is also a speaker and trainer on Leadership in the Workplace helping you become the most effective leader you can be.
EP 134: How to Welcome the Unwelcome with Lynn Gow
Welcoming the Unwelcome is the topic (and the book title) that I discuss today with my friend Lynn Gow, who provides spiritual guidance and empowers others. We both love Pema Chodren, author of the book Welcoming the Unwelcome, so we got together to discuss it. We explore some of the spiritual teachings in the book that impacted us. Out of this discussion comes some really great insight if you are on a seeker's path or looking for direction on finding peace in your life or wanting to reveal more of your authentic self. You do not need to have read this book to enjoy the episode, but you might want to add this book to your reading list. Lynn also shares about her own spiritual journey, her spiritual influences and where she is on her spiritual path right now. If you are a seeker, you will really WELCOME this discussion.
About Lynn Gow:
Lynn Gow, owner of Design for Life Coaching & Consulting was born and raised in New Brunswick. Her first career was in Social Work counselling women and families. A career change in 2000 led her into IT and Business Consulting. With over 25 years of Management and Leadership experience in New Brunswick, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Lynn's focus has been in the areas of Project Management, Organizational Change Management, Coaching and Leadership.In 2018, Lynn embarked on a 2 year Spiritual Direction Formation Program. As she started to pay attention to her own intuition and inner wisdom, it became clear that the one constant through all her careers had been a focus on empowering people. Lynn believes and teaches that the key to effective teams and organizations is the same as what we need as individuals - to become our best selves, live our best lives, find true peace of mind, know who we are and live in alignment with who we are created to be.Lynn has created Design for Life to offer a range of services as well as custom designed programs for individuals, teams, groups, or organizations.
Connect with Lynn Gow:
Website - https://www.designforlifecoaching.ca/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DFLCoaching
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/blynngow/
LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynngow/
EP 133: Healing From Cancer with Survivor Chris Wark
“You have to believe you can get well.”
In 2003 at age 26, Chris Wark was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer. After surgery he made a decision to go against his doctor’s advice opting out of chemotherapy choosing to use nutrition and natural therapies to heal. It has been 17 years since his diagnosis. He talks with me about his decision to make radical health changes, his journey, outcomes and what we can all do to help ourselves stay health.
On the episode today he shares his experience with cancer and what he did to radically change his life to influence his own healing. You can read about his healing journey in detail in his best selling book Chris Beat Cancer.
He also has 2 other books Chris Beat Cancer Daily and coming November 2021 is Beat Cancer Kitchen.
(*Please note this episode is not to influence or convince you to replace your medical advice if you are currently seeking or undergoing cancer treatment. It is simply one man’s story of becoming an active participant in influencing his own healing by radically changing his lifestyle and he shares the outcomes that he experienced by doing that while under care of a physician.)
We also chat about:
✔️ how your health choices impact your outcomes
✔️ the fear and stress created by his loved ones who tried to pressure him into chemotherapy.
✔️ his mindset to make his alternative decision
✔️ the small team of support he built
✔️ when he felt was healed
✔️ the beat cancer mindset
✔️ the role you play in your healing
✔️ overcoming fear
CONNECT with Chris Wark:
YouTube: : www.youtube.com/chrisbeatcancer
Podcast Chris Beat Cancer Podcast on iTunes and Spotify
#healing #beatcancer #chrisbeatcancer #healthyliving #healingfromdisease
EP: 132: Becoming an Exceptional Leader with Capt. Michael Abrashoff
What a conversation with NY Times Best Selling Author, Captain Mike Abrashoff! He wrote “It’s Your Ship!”. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to be a better leader in their life or workplace.
Mike Abrashoff became the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific fleet responsible for the U.S. Navy Destroyer ship (USS Benfold) at 36 years of age.
The challenges of this ship were many and few believed it could be turned around. One year later they were “The best damn ship in the Navy!” using the exact same crew. How did he do it? This naval commander shares some of his most important leadership ideas that impacted his ship’s journey to being the best.
These are the exact same ideas you can use to win in life!
We chat about:
✔️Learning to manage up
✔️Importance of trust
✔️Leading by example
CONNECT with Mike Abrashoff:
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2:04 LEADERSHIP:What Mike believed about leadership as he took command of the ship.
4:00 CULTURE: Mike knew he needed to do things differently from the traditional Navy culture. He realized that there was nothing from stopping him from changing it.
5:00 CONFIDENCE: Mike shares his point of view on the importance of having it in being a leader.
7:38 MANAGING UP: How do you do it well? He shares a great story of how to help your boss.
12:36 CONNECTION: Mike shares how interviews with his crew began as a way to know names turned into serving a higher leadership purpose.
17:20 TRUST : If there is no trust , you will never have a high performing organization.
21:10 LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Mike shares the powerful story of officers eating last.
24:45 EGO: How did Mike get out of his own way to lead his ship?
25:28 INTUITION: What role does it play in leadership?
27:08 LEGACY: True legacy is determined a year later dependent on whether what you built is sustainable.
29:00 Mike’s parting message for leaders.
EP 131: Resetting the Energy of Our Homes with Feng Shui Designer Jess Neary
Jess Neary, Feng Shui Designer, shares how we can shift/ reset the energy of our home as kids return to school and people move back into traditional offices. Our conversation moves beyond tips and explores some of the deeper ideas our homes can teach us.
Our homes are a place that reflect our lives. Why not live live mindfully and with intention in this space?
We chat about:
✔️ setting intentions
✔️ creating boundaries
✔️ letting go
✔️ uncomfortable conversations
✔️ creating transition places to evaluate items
Connect with Jess Neary:
As a Certified Feng Shui Designer, Jess Neary’s mission is to inspire, empower, educate, and create spaces that encourage a healthy energy flow. Jess combines Interior Design with energy healing to offer consultations that provide clients with practical solutions to shift the energy in their space. Located in Hampton, New Brunswick, Canada, consultations are provided locally and worldwide virtually. Jess is a mother of 3 children and is passionate about creating a homestead that serves her entire family. An avid gardener (indoors and outdoors), she also cares for 8 laying hens, Luna (the family dog), and fish Elmo.
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