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Everyone has a story to share. An idea-generator, Judy Oskam explores how people deal with change and embrace creativity. University Professor+Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach+Tiny Habits Certified Coach Host & Producer - Dr. Judy Oskam www.judyoskam.com

Stories of Change & Creativity Judy Oskam

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Everyone has a story to share. An idea-generator, Judy Oskam explores how people deal with change and embrace creativity. University Professor+Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach+Tiny Habits Certified Coach Host & Producer - Dr. Judy Oskam www.judyoskam.com

    Pam Danyluk - Personal & Professional Development Coach

    Pam Danyluk - Personal & Professional Development Coach

     Pivot  (verb)     to make a significant change in position, strategy, or process
    On this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Personal and Professional Development Coach Pam Danyluk from her office in Canada. 

    Pam Danyluk is an engineer-turned-coach, with a life story full of pivots.
    Her personal experience with CliftonStrengths shifted the way she approaches not only her career, but the rest of her life as well.
    In addition to coaching individuals and teams, Pam has helped hundreds recognize and appreciate their innate talent through facilitating CliftonStrengths workshops, webinars, university lectures and group coaching sessions.
    Through her coaching practice - Awareness in Bloom - she uses her training and life experiences to help people transform their lives both personally and professionally.

    SPECIAL OFFER:   Connect with Pam for a FREE coaching session. 
    https://www.awarenessinbloom.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-danyluk/





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    • 25 min
    Andrea Spyros - 5 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

    Andrea Spyros - 5 Tips to Improve Your Public Speaking

    Do you want to improve your public speaking skills?  In this episode, you'll learn 5 simple tips to help you become a more effective communicator. 

    Andrea Spyros, Behavior Design expert and Tiny Habits Certified Coach, shows leaders and their teams a simple, science-based system to solve challenges with ease. Her keynotes and workshops help organizations break through the Myth of Motivation to see real results in all areas of operation.

    Andy talked about her entrepreneurial journey and how she builds community in our season 2 interview (episode 34).  Because she's a professional speaker, I asked Andy to share some strategy about public speaking.  Practice Andy's tips and you'll most certainly improve your public speaking skills and increase your confidence.  #100%

    When she's not practicing her presentations, you can find Andrea Spyros painting, playing bass guitar, or amusing her friends with geeky math jokes. 
    Contact Andrea at Andrea.Spyros@TinyHabitsCoach.com and learn more on her website: AndreaSpyros.com
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    • 16 min
    Natalie Pappas - Tiger Lily Stories

    Natalie Pappas - Tiger Lily Stories

    Adoption, Culture and Family

    On this episode I was honored to interview Natalie Pappas.  She was adopted from the Hunan Province of China when she was two years old.   I was there on that September day.  My husband and I adopted our oldest daughter from the same orphanage.  A life changing event.

    Natalie Pappas created the online project Tiger Lily Stories to provide a space and a platform for adoptee voices and stories.  During our conversation, we talk about race, adoption and Asian American identity.

    Pappas graduated from The New School in 2019 with a degree in Literary Studies.  Natalie is passionate about fashion, photography, and writing and pursues these interests in her creative and professional work. 


    Tiger Lily Stories
    https://www.tigerlilystories.com/
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    • 19 min
    Andrea Spyros - Creating Community

    Andrea Spyros - Creating Community

    Andrea Spyros, Behavior Design expert and Tiny Habits Certified Coach, shows leaders and their teams a simple, science-based system to solve challenges with ease. Her keynotes and workshops help organizations break through the Myth of Motivation to see real results in all areas of operation.

    Spyros admits that she never really 'fit the mold.' She says her journey was messy.  You'll love her honesty and humor.   I think that's what makes her an effective, authentic communicator. 

    For Andy, community is everything.  As a successful business owner, she created a vibrant community of artists. Now, she's sharing her expertise with the Tiny Habits coaching community - led by Stanford University researcher Dr. BJ Fogg.  

    During our interview she talks about how she instinctively blends strategic thinking and creativity.  She's learned to listen to her intuition and offers some guidance for our audience.  

    When she's not practicing her presentations, you can find Andrea Spyros painting, playing bass guitar, or amusing her friends with geeky math jokes. 
    Contact Andrea at Andrea.Spyros@TinyHabitsCoach.com and learn more on her website: AndreaSpyros.com
     
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    • 34 min
    Jack Lowe - Fit for Life Foundation

    Jack Lowe - Fit for Life Foundation

    On this episode you'll hear my interview with entrepreneur, author and fitness enthusiast Jack Lowe.  I reached out to Jack after reading an article on the Ageist media site.  I'm fascinated by his successful business career and what Jack calls his "end of career story. "  At almost 80 years old, he's on a mission to change the idea of aging. 

    Early this year, Jack Lowe released his new book Get Fit for Life: My Journey with Fitness, Health and Aging.  You can find the book on Amazon.   

    With a lifelong passion for health,  Jack was the driving force for the Fit for Life Foundation.   The organization was founded in 2020 to support lifelong fitness and health.

    Fit for Life Foundation Bio:

    Jack Lowe, Champion of the Fit for Life philosophy
    A successful entrepreneur and all-round athlete, Jack has been involved in amateur and professional sports for decades. He has climbed the highest peaks in Europe, Africa, and South America, and  traveled 22 countries by bike. He has sponsored cycling teams and helped lead basketball camps for youth in Switzerland. He has also participated for many years in a Geneva-based study on how aging athletes perform physically over time.

    Jack’s business and charitable activities span several continents, from Asia to Europe and North America. He is  President of Lomastar SA, a private equity fund advisory firm in Nyon, Switzerland, and the former Chairman of the VNH Foundation, a Zurich-based charity focusing on disabled children in Vietnam. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Chairman of Azure Partners, a Swiss asset advisory firm specializing in microfinance funds. From 2004 to 2008, he was  CEO of Blue Orchard Finance SA, the largest private microfinance lender in the world with assets in excess of 1 billion. As an entrepreneur, he has created a half-dozen businesses in his 50-year career. 

    Jack lives in Switzerland, and he is fluent in English, French, Japanese and Spanish. He is 79 years old, and is married with three adult children and seven grandchildren. 



    For more information:

    Fit for Life Foundation

    Ageist Magazine




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    • 31 min
    Anna Orenstein-Cardona...Wear Your Money Crown

    Anna Orenstein-Cardona...Wear Your Money Crown

    On this episode, I talk with Anna Orenstein-Cardona. She's a London-based financial coach and an FEC certified financial educator. Anna is on a mission to close the gap in financial literacy. You'll hear about her fascinating journey and why she started her business, Wear Your Money Crown. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

    Key Takeaways
    For well being, we all need mental, spiritual, physical and financial health.Understand your financial behaviors.Financial freedom means having the choice to say 'no'.  'No' to bad relationships, bad jobs,  bad circumstances.  Financial savviness is a life skill.  Explore your transgenerational money beliefs.  Bio

    ANNA ORENSTEIN-CARDONA was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She grew up in a multicultural home, where although money was tight, love was plentiful. From a young age she was constantly coming up with inventive ways to raise and save money.
    Anna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and for the past twenty-one years, she has worked on the trading floors of various large financial institutions, both on Wall Street and in the City of London. A fun fact is that in 2006, she was asked to advise Colin Firth in a trading scene for Born Equal, a television film directed by Dominic Savage for the BBC.
    Aside from her day job, Anna is an NFEC certified financial educator (CFEI) and coach who is passionate about closing the gap in Financial Literacy. She recently founded Wear Your Money Crown to empower others with the knowledge and tools to make smarter financial decisions, align their financial behaviors with personal goals, and take actionable steps to rule their finances.
    Anna is a Board member for the MIT Club of Great Britain and is actively involved in various charities, supporting both children and animal welfare. She currently lives in London with her two very special rescue cats and her Southern Gentleman husband. 
    Website: https://wearyourmoneycrown.com/
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    Join Anna’s email list & receive a Free PDF Guide (Top Tips for Financial Health) - https://successful-composer-5444.ck.page/ac0d024952
    Free Facebook Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearyourmoneycrown
     
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    • 28 min

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Great pod :)

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SO inspiring!

All college students should hear this.

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