36 episodes

No ‘calming moose milk scrubs’ or ‘finding your truth in crystals’ here, just lots of concrete ways to make your life less stressed and more enjoyable. In each episode, Jordan Friedman, a 25-year pioneer of stress and anxiety management education—including as director of Columbia University’s health education program—talks with compelling experts and provides a variety of rapid relaxers for you, your family and colleagues.

The Chill Factory Jordan Friedman

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

No ‘calming moose milk scrubs’ or ‘finding your truth in crystals’ here, just lots of concrete ways to make your life less stressed and more enjoyable. In each episode, Jordan Friedman, a 25-year pioneer of stress and anxiety management education—including as director of Columbia University’s health education program—talks with compelling experts and provides a variety of rapid relaxers for you, your family and colleagues.

    Best of The Chill Factory (Vol. 2)

    Best of The Chill Factory (Vol. 2)

    Ah-ha moments can shift the way we think and live. This second collection of clips from past episodes of The Chill Factory is full of them thanks to our compelling guests who talk about essential balance, chill leadership, imposter syndrome, real-time resilience, being silent and more. It’s 20-minutes of ‘ear coffee’ to boost your spirit and bust your stress forever!
    Featured Guests and Episodes
    Brian Luke Seaward, Smarter Stress Reduction (Part 1), Ep. 28 Ora Shtull, Leaders Should Chill!, Ep. 22 Jerome Deroy, What’s Your Story?, Ep. 16 Denise Jacobs, Am I Really Good Enough?, Ep. 30 Tai Bendit, Silent For a Month, Ep. 19 Dimitri Afanasyev, Rockin’ Resilience, Ep. 26  
    The Chill Factory Website: www.thechillfactory.net
     
    The Chill Factory App
    Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play.
     
    About Host Jordan Friedman
    Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.
    In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

    • 21 min
    A Road Trip to Happier

    A Road Trip to Happier

    Do you ever feel like dropping everything and getting away—maybe creating an easier, happier way of living and working? And if you can't actually do that, how can you get away and get more satisfied without going very far? Guest, author and current nomad, Petra Kolber helps us chart a course to a happier life, including dealing with perfectionism which blocks many of us from even trying to reach our goals. After the conversation, we take a relaxing two-minute getaway that doesn't cost a thing.
    About Guest Petra Kolber
    Petra Kolber is a certified performance coach with a specialty in Positive Psychology. She is a TEDx speaker and has presented at conferences around the world on well-being, happiness and perfectionism. She is also a podcast host and more recently a DJ.
    Her first book, The Perfection Detox, has been translated into four languages and was the #1 new release on Amazon in 2018. She is currently traveling the world writing her second book called Moments.
    Petra coaches individuals and teams to get unstuck so they can become unstoppable, and as a two-time cancer survivor, wants you to recognize your unique talent and genius, so that you design a life of your dreams, versus leave your life with regrets.
     
    Petra Kolber's Resources
    Website: www.petrakolber.com
    Book: The Perfection Detox
     
    The Chill Factory website: www.thechillfactory.net
     
    The Chill Factory App
    Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play and use the password postcard for free access to all the app's features through 7/22/23 (offer good for the first 25 takers).
     
    About Host Jordan Friedman
    Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.
    In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

    • 22 min
    Are You Highly Sensitive?

    Are You Highly Sensitive?

    Does noise bother you? Are you really empathetic and compassionate? Do you have trouble making decisions? If you're saying, "Yes," you might be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). So what? Guest Clare Kumar says being a HSP has big benefits and potential drawbacks, so being aware of your sensitivities and those of others is advantageous, especially for work. After the conversation, we talk triggers and avoiding them for greater chill.
    About Guest Clare Kumar
    Clare Kumar helps highly sensitive (perceptive / responsive) professionals optimize their performance.  Being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) herself, Clare understands the challenges and superpowers that come with this trait that affects about 20% of all people, including many with ADHD. Drawing on her love of science, Clare encourages greater respect for neurodiversity leading to sustainable contributions, fulfilling lives, and bottom-line results.
    Through speaking, workshops, and coaching, Clare inspires massive shifts by inviting attention to the little things that make a big difference.
    Clare resonates with a wide audience, melding corporate experience in Marketing, Sales, Finance, HR, and Product Development from gigs in Toronto, Montreal, and Tokyo with experience as an entrepreneur, productivity coach, organization expert, and inventor.
    Clare is a sought-after media contributor on productivity, organization, and work-life integration for the Huffington Post, Fast Company, Maclean's, CBC and others, sharing insight into the nature of a Highly Sensitive Person and how to invite their best performance.
    Clare's Rsources
    Website: https://clarekumar.com
    Happy Space: Where HSPs Thrive (Resoruces) http://www.clarekumar.com/happyspace
     
    The Chill Factory Website: https://www.podpage.com/the-chill-factory/
     
    The Chill Factory App
    Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play and use the password vacation for free access to all the app's features through 7/15/23 (offer good for the first 25 takers).
     
    About Host Jordan Friedman
    Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.
    In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

    • 21 min
    Play The Long Game (Part 2)

    Play The Long Game (Part 2)

    Like no time in recent history, many are considering work, location, lifestyle and other changes fueled by unprecedented opportunities to do so. Guest and author of The Long Game Dorie Clark says there’s something you should do to help ensure your changes, ideas and goals actually happen. It’s frustrating and dispiriting when they don’t, so this episode (Part 2) along with the previous episode (Part 1) are valuable coaching sessions with a compelling expert on how to make changes in our lives. After the conversation we play a game of Look Who Got Rejected to address that foe called “failure.”
    About Guest Dorie Clark
    Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. 
    She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc.magazine. 
    A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Forbes has declared that “her insights connect marketing, social media, communications, learning technologies, and personal discovery to give us a blueprint for success in the future economy.” 
    She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor.
     
    Dorie's Resources
    The Long Game by Dorie Clark
    Recognized Expert Evaluation Toolkit (FREE)
    The Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment (FREE)
    TED Talk: The Real Reason You Feel So Busy (and What to Do About It) 
     
    The Chill Factory Website: https://www.podpage.com/the-chill-factory/
     
    Quick Calm Video Workshop
    Want fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier? The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman's Quick Calm self-paced video workshop teaches you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he's been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more at quickcalm.net and use the coupon code summer for 40% OFF (offer good for the first 25 takers).
     
    About Host Jordan Friedman
    Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.
    In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

    • 23 min
    Play The Long Game (Part 1)

    Play The Long Game (Part 1)

    You probably have ideas and dreams about what you want to do and where you want to be in the future, but do you have a long-term plan for getting there? Dorie Clark, author of the new bestseller The Long Game, says you definitely should, and talks about how to do it, why it reduces stress and how to stick with long-term plans even when it's really difficult. After the conversation, Jordan gives you a cool way to feel good by helping others right now.
    About Guest Dorie Clark
    Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. She was honored as the #1 Communication Coach by the Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Awards and one of the Top 5 Communication Professionals in the World by Global Gurus. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. 
    She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine. 
    A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. Forbes has declared that “her insights connect marketing, social media, communications, learning technologies, and personal discovery to give us a blueprint for success in the future economy.” 
    She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor.
     
    Dorie's Resources
    The Long Game by Dorie Clark
    The Long Game Strategic Thinking Self-Assessment (FREE)
    TED Talk: The Real Reason You Feel So Busy (and What to Do About It) 
     
    The Chill Factory Website: https://www.podpage.com/the-chill-factory/
     
    Calm For Ukraine
    Join our effort to get free stress relief and mental health resources quicly and directly to Ukrainians and those helping them. Please share the initiative and the following link with your netorks and/or donate to keep our work going; Click here or go to www.fundrazr.com/calmforukraine
     
    Quick Calm Video Workshop
    Want fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier? The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman's Quick Calm self-paced video workshop teaches you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he's been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more at quickcalm.net and use the coupon code summer for 40% OFF (offer good for the first 25 takers).

    • 25 min
    Am I Really Good Enough?

    Am I Really Good Enough?

    How much is your progress and happiness dictated by voices in your head telling you that you don't quite have what it takes to realize your ideas and goals? Guest Denise Jacobs raises our awareness of these inner critics, and teaches us ways to quiet and banish them for smoother and more successful creativity, professional endeavors, relationships and more. After the conversation, Jordan teaches a stress prevention technique used by Olympians to further support your forward momentum. 
    About Guest Denise R. Jacobs
    Denise is a speaker, author and creativity evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder and CEO of The Creative Dose, keynote speaker, and trainer, she helps individuals in companies unleash their creativity through banishing their inner critic and hacking their creative brains. Denise’s keynotes and trainings give A Creative Dose™ – an injection of inspiration and immediately applicable tools to help people do their best work. Through working with Denise, people become engaged contributors, synergistic collaborators, and authentic leaders. Denise is the author of Banish Your Inner Critic, the premier handbook on silencing fears to unleash creativity. A web and tech industry veteran, Denise is also the author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of the Smashing Book #3 1/3 and Interact with Web Standards. She is also the founder of Rawk The Web and the Head Instigator of The Creativity (R)Evolution.
    Denise's TED Talk
    Banish Your Inner Critic (Adobe conference presentation)
     
    The Chill Factory App
    Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory app from the App Store or Google Play.
     
    About Host Jordan Friedman
    Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.
    In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Carrie Spaulding ,

Essential insights delivered with authenticity and clarity!

We all benefit from learning and being reminded of simple ways to manage and respond to stress…and we may need that now more than ever! Jordan’s instantly applicable tips and insightful guests make this a valuable listen.

Jason Biz User ,

Pathways to positivity

I stumbled upon this podcast earlier today, and am completely gripped by the interviews and and the resonating messages of positivity that they offer. The humanity and empathy behind host Jordan Friedman’s interviews are just phenomenal. In a world where stress and anxiety have insidiously become an expected part of day-to-day life, The Chill Factory offers alternative takes that are inspiring and optimistic.

DorDub ,

Fresh and always interesting and helpful

There are so many podcasts out there, but this one is unique - eclectic, always interesting and wise guests and a host who knows how to ask the right questions. It’s potent too. Lots shared in a short span of time.

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