36 episodes

Tracking Yes is the art and practice of tuning in to your curiosity, trusting your inner compass and staying connected to possibility when things go sideways.Join me and my guests for stories that will inspire you to meet the unexpected—in your biggest challenges and everyday moments—with a wise, adventurous heart. You’ll gain insights, tools and practical action steps that’ll help you tap into the wisdom available to you in every moment, and support you in creating an empowered relationship with whatever's here now. Because that, my friends, is where the magic happens.I'm your host, Liz Wiltzen - Professional Coach, creator and round-the-clock philosopher. So glad you’re here - if you like the show please subscribe, and share it with people you think would love it. 

Tracking Yes: A Guide to Everyday Magic - with Liz Wiltzen, PCC Liz Wiltzen, PCC, CPCC

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Tracking Yes is the art and practice of tuning in to your curiosity, trusting your inner compass and staying connected to possibility when things go sideways.Join me and my guests for stories that will inspire you to meet the unexpected—in your biggest challenges and everyday moments—with a wise, adventurous heart. You’ll gain insights, tools and practical action steps that’ll help you tap into the wisdom available to you in every moment, and support you in creating an empowered relationship with whatever's here now. Because that, my friends, is where the magic happens.I'm your host, Liz Wiltzen - Professional Coach, creator and round-the-clock philosopher. So glad you’re here - if you like the show please subscribe, and share it with people you think would love it. 

    Dragons and Power - Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer

    Dragons and Power - Leadership Embodiment with Wendy Palmer

    Show Notes:
    Wendy Palmer holds a seventh degree black belt in the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido, and has practiced mindfulness for over 45 years. She is the author of 4 books, including her latest: Dragons and Power, which explores the elements of Leadership Embodiment, a practice she founded and has been teaching to high level leaders for over 30 years.
     
    Her process draws on principles from Aikido and Mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase the leadership skills of responding to stress and pressure with confidence and integrity.
     
    Wendy shares simple, fast and incredibly effective practices to recover to center when triggered, and what it means to embody the Aikido practice of “letting the attack land in the space”.


     She offers her personal wisdom around what it means to be resilient, why
     boundaries don’t work and what actually does.


    She also explains the 3 most essential qualities of Leadership:


    Warmth and inclusivenessReceiving feedback as creative fuelActing with clarity, integrity and confidence

    Today’s Guest: 


    Wendy Palmer is the founder of LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership capacity and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence and integrity. Wendy holds a seventh degree black belt in Aikido and has practiced mindfulness for over 45 years. 


    She has worked with executive teams and individuals for Twitter, Genentech, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, The Gap, NASA, Gates Foundation, Salesforce.com, McKinsey &Co, Oracle, Google, Unilever, The BBC, Accenture, Blackrock, Capital One, Intel, The George Washington University, Eileen Fisher and The Daimler Chrysler Group. 


    She is also an author of four books, Leadership Embodiment, The Intuitive Body, The Practice of Freedom and Dragons and Power. 


    Her coaching organization, LEADERSHIP EMBODIMENT offers Coach Training to experienced coaches and facilitators who wish to learn to coach leaders in Leadership Presence. 


    Wendy’s website: www.leadershipembodiment.com
    7 Guided Practices to Recover to Center



    Connect with me online:


    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagram
     The story that launched the ethos:


    Tracking Yes - A Guide to Everyday MagicThanks so much for listening!


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Radical Wholeness with Philip Shepherd

    Radical Wholeness with Philip Shepherd

    Show Notes:
    Philip Shepherd is an international authority on embodiment and author of New Self, New World - Recovering our Senses in the 21st Century and Radical Wholeness - The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being. 
     
    This is a specially curated edition of a more extensive interview I had with Philip back in August of 2020. In today's conversation he  shares guidance and tools for shifting from the head driven strategies of control and order to an embodied and deep connection with the present moment. He offers thought-provoking wisdom on these important questions:
    If our essential nature is wholeness then why do we act against the whole in service of our own best interests?Rather than striving for answers, how can we formulate meaningful questions in a world of disinformation, divisiveness, polarization and chaos?How do we stay in connection as we navigate diverse perspectives and challenging dialogues?Why do we lapse back into old patterns, and how do we choose the thing we know is better for us?  How do we access our body's inherent wisdom and find creative ways forward in times of crisis and social uprising?Does Philip feel we're headed for self-termination and if so, how does he orient to that possible reality?SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Great chance to hear Philip LIVE!
    Saturday February 26th, 2022 at 11am MT.

    He’ll be leading an insightful hour long talk and a guided practice which will support you in experiencing a softer receptive state of awareness that enables you to listen to the world through your body.
    You'll also learn about his new 7-week live video course on how to radically embody your humanity and wholeness for greater healing, alignment, and clarity within yourself and the world. *If you can’t make the call you’ll still receive a recording.


    Listen to our original, full length interview:
    Radical Wholeness and Embodied Activism with Philip Sheperd - Part 1
    Radical Wholeness and Embodied Activism with Philip Sheperd - Part 2
    Today’s Guest: 
    Philip Shepherd’s unique techniques have been developed to transform our disconnected experience of self and world. The practices of TEPP help people reunite the thinking of the head with the deep, present and calm intelligence of the body. Philip’s approach helps you listen to the world through the body, and come to know what the body most deeply understands: that it belongs to the world. Philip’s website: PhilipSheperd.com
    Connect with me online:
    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagramIf you like the show, I’d so appreciate it if you’d follow and share it with people you know would love it. It’s an unpaid labour of love, and your support encourages me to keep it coming!

    • 53 min
    Trusting the Magic of Curiosity

    Trusting the Magic of Curiosity

    Show Notes:
    Brian Pearson recently interviewed me on his podcast The Mystic Cave. His questions sparked a fascinating conversation about the philosophy and practice of Tracking Yes, and touched on things I haven’t named before, so  wanted to share it here with you guys.
    Join us as we explore what it’s like to:
    open to the wisdom of your imaginationhone your intuition and perceive the clues life is always sending you replace your fear-based survival strategies with deep presencebring curiosity and the spirit of play to problem solvingtrust yourself to walk away from “success” when adventure callsclaim the courage to live an authentic life

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    Send a voice message or email me here

    Connect with me online:
    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagram
    The story that launched the ethos:
    Tracking Yes - A Guide to Everyday Magic

    Thanks so much for listening!
    If you like the show, I’d so appreciate it if you’d follow and share it with people you know would love it. It’s an unpaid labour of love, and your support encourages me to keep it coming!

    • 58 min
    Leaving Church and Tracking God with Brian Pearson

    Leaving Church and Tracking God with Brian Pearson

    Show Notes:
    Brian Pearson is an author, musician, former Anglican priest and host of the eclectic podcast “The Mystic Cave”. Join us for a conversation about his choice to leave the institution of religion in pursuit of his deepening relationship with wonder.
    It’s a courageous story of self-trust, bucking the system, tracking God and ultimately walking away from an institution which had become too small for the depth and breadth of his curiosity.
    Today's Guest:
    Brian Pearson is an author, musician, former Anglican priest and host of the eclectic podcast “The Mystic Cave”, where he hosts fascinating conversations that support an ongoing exploration into his relationship with mystery, mysticism and God.


    Links from today’s show:
    Brian Pearson Website
    The Mystic Cave podcast
    Brian's interview with me on The Mystic Cave
    Dan Hill - Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter

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    Send a voice message or email me here

    Connect with me online:
    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes Podcast WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagram
    The story that launched the ethos:
    Tracking Yes - A Guide to Everyday Magic

    Thanks so much for listening!
    If you like the show, I’d so appreciate it if you’d follow and share it with people you know would love it. It’s an unpaid labour of love, and your support encourages me to keep it coming!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tracking Enchantment: Open Your Heart to Delight - Recast

    Tracking Enchantment: Open Your Heart to Delight - Recast

    A little more magic and enchantment is exactly what we need in the world right now. How do we stop waiting for it to appear from outside of us, and bring our own willingness to be enchanted to the very moments we’re currently in?
    Today’s show explores how we’ve disconnected from our capacity for wonder, and how to get it back. We’re surrounded by opportunities for enchantment in everyday moments but we’re often too busy, too anxious or too lost in our stories to perceive it.
    In turning toward wonder, we can reconnect with the spark of magic that’s always alive within us ~ and remember how to trust enchantment more than the strategies of protection and control that keep us from it.

    *This is a recast of an episode published in January of 2021.  Wanted to offer it again in the heart of Christmas.


    A Blessing for Presence by John O’Donohue
    May you awaken to the mystery of being here
    And enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
    May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.
    May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.
    May you respond to the call of your gift
    And find the courage to follow its path.
    May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
    May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and anxiety never linger about you. 
    May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
    May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
    May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
    May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.
    Source: O’Donohue, J., (1998). Eternal Echoes. Exploring our hunger to belong. London, Bantam Books. p.139


    Links to things mentioned:
    John O'Donohue
    Short video of “In Search of Christmas Spirit”
    The talented creators of “In Search of Christmas Spirit”
    Mark Nepo interview on Good Life Project


    Did this episode spark questions for you?
    Send a voice message or email me here
     
    Connect with me online:
    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagram

    The story that launched the ethos:
    Tracking Yes - A Guide to Everyday Magic
    Thanks so much for listening!
    If you like the show, I’d so appreciate it if you’d follow and share it with people you know would love it. It’s an unpaid labour of love, and your support encourages me to keep it coming!

    • 30 min
    Improv Your Life with Pippa Evans

    Improv Your Life with Pippa Evans

    Show Notes:
    Pippa Evans is an award winning comedian, improviser and the author of "Improv Your Life: An Improviser's Guide To Embracing Whatever Life Throws At You".
     
    Join us as she shares the wisdom she's gained about bringing the spirit, spontaneity and skill of improv to your everyday life.
    On today’s show we talk about how the magic of improv can help you to:
    let go of perfectionism meet life with flexibility and creativitytrust the adventure of the unknownlean into community and tap into the collective imagination honour our “no’s” - or as Pippa puts it: trust yourself to know when it's time to leave the stage
    Today’s guest:
    Pippa Evans is an award winning comedian, improviser and the author of "Improv Your Life: An Improviser's Guide To Embracing Whatever Life Throws At You", a book she wrote during lockdown to share what she’s learned about how to bring the spirit, spontaneity and skill of Improv to our everyday moments.
    Pippa is a core member of the Olivier award winning “Showstopper: The Improvised Musical”, and recently had her own show on Radio 4, Pippa Evans Grows Up, and often pops up in other recordings and podcasts. Pippa is the co-founder of Sunday Assembly and is a trustee of the Realisation Festival.

    Links from today’s show:
    Pippa Evans website - Check out her online Improv Courses!

    Pippa's BOOK:
    “Improv Your Life: An Improvisers Guide to Embracing Whatever Life Throws at You”

    Performances mentioned:
    Showstopper: The Improvised Musical
    The Showstopper Facebook Live performance from March 2020 West End Lockdown
    Pippa’s 5 minute piece at the London Palladium
    Middleditch and Schwartz improv on Netflix:  Episode 3 - Dream Job


    Did this episode spark questions for you?
    Send a voice message or email me here
    Connect with me online:
    Liz Wiltzen Coaching WebsiteTracking Yes Podcast WebsiteTracking Yes BlogInstagramThe story that launched the ethos:
    Tracking Yes - A Guide to Everyday MagicThanks so much for listening!
    If you like the show, I’d so appreciate it if you’d follow and share it with people you know would love it. It’s an unpaid labour of love, and your support encourages me to keep it coming!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

Eyeris Waves ,

Grounding & Expansive!!

Such healing and joy felt from the wisdom, connection, and fun experienced while listening to Liz and her wonderful guests!

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Captivating!

If you have ever loved and lost, you will not be pausing this podcast. Liz Wiltzen skillfully draws out the story of Jessica’s marriage suddenly ending when her husband dies in the Houston airport on his way home to Canada. This is a truly heartwarming story of the triumph of love over destruction, doubt, and even death when a woman chose curiosity over living in grief and anger.

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Deep Connections

We yearn for deep connections, especially during the isolation of Covid-19 quarantines. Liz’s conversation here with writer Jessica Waite provides one of the deepest, thought-provoking, and authentic connections on love, loss, and continuity that I’ve ever heard. Thank you for bravely sharing!

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