Host Sam Ushio interviews people who have taken intentional steps to discover and live their ikigai. Each episode features inspiring stories that highlight the journey toward a living a life filled with purpose.
Toussaint Bailey, CEO of Enso Wealth and Founder of the Just Listen Project
Sam talks with Toussaint Bailey, CEO of Enso Wealth and Founder of Just Listen Project. Toussaint describes how "uplifting" has become his primary focus, inspired by finding meaning in the grief associated with racism, and his lived experience of anguish and hope. He outlines how a journey of self-awareness has impacted his leadership style, the importance of an organizational culture built upon loving and trusting relationships, and the gifts afforded by vulnerability and authenticity.
Ikigai Intelligence Series #2: Self-Management
A podcast series at the intersection of emotional intelligence, purpose-driven change management, and strengths-based positive psychology. Sam Ushio and Josina Garnham discuss the definition of self-management, why it's important, and provide actionable ideas for implementation.
Gregory Heller, Conversations on Career and Professional Life Podcast
Sam joins Gregory Heller on the Conversations on Careers and Professional Life Podcast as the two play the role of both host and guest on their respective podcasts. Gregory is a Senior Associate Director in MBA Career Management at the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. The two discuss their professional and personal journey, the MBA mindset, and the evolving landscape of business.
Ikigai Intelligence Series: Introduction
Sam Ushio and Josina Garnham introduce the new podcast series focused on the intersection of emotional intelligence, purpose-driven change management, and strengths-based positive psychology.
Ikigai Intelligence Series #1: Self-Awareness
A podcast series at the intersection of emotional intelligence, purpose-driven change management, and strengths-based positive psychology. Sam Ushio and Josina Garnham discuss the definition of self-awareness, why it's important, and provide actionable ideas for implementation.
Kishi Bashi, Musician and Director of "Omoiyari Song Film"
Sam talks with K. Ishibashi, acclaimed musician known as "Kishi Bashi" and director of the upcoming film, "Omoiyari: A Song Film by Kishi Bashi." The Japanese word "omoiyari" can be interpreted as empathy, compassion, and altruism. In the spirit of omoiyari, K created music at locations connected to the Japanese-American WWII Incarceration, providing a foundation to deliver a powerful message about social inequality and the complexities of humanity. K also shares the inspiration behind the new "song film" genre and how the Japanese phrase "ichi-go-ichi-e" has shaped his personal and professional ethos.
Perfect Balance of Story Meets Passion
Sam knows how to dive deep. This is not your typical podcast about what people are doing but instead who people are. This is needed in our world!
Very inspiring stories! They made me reflect on where I am in my journey to live my best life!