INSPINAR (Inspirational Seminar) is a crisp and powerful, under 25 minutes conversation that is designed to empower you with the roadmap for a more peaceful and productive life.
We don’t do fluff. On this podcast, we discuss practical and effective strategies to help you reclaim your health, joy, and efficiency. These methods are realistic, hands-on and when applied, deliver results.
If you are looking for just a bit of optimism or are ready for a head-to-toe life make-over, this is the podcast you need to reclaim your time and attention.
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Where has the Grit gone?
1. A fortuitous introduction to ADHD. How?
2. How has the diagnosis, clinical spectrum and management landscape of ADHD changed over the last 5-10 years?
3. Do we have the grit to face the challenges that real life has to offer? If not, where has the grit gone and why?
4. What are some favorable and unfavorable features of modern parenting?
5. What role does screentime play in the onset or progression of ADHD?
6. What are some resources for parents to investigate if they are concerned about their child’s socioemotional behavior?
About Christine Robinson
Christine L. Robinson, M.Ed: Founder and President of ADD Action Coach Inc
Passion, focus, and personal experience drove Christine to start her own company, ADD Action Coach, Inc, focusing on ADHD Coaching and educational consulting/advocacy. After her own child was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, she went back to school to earn her Master's in Education to help navigate her own child's educational struggles. Along the way she met Dr. Edward Hallowell who introduced her to the ADHD coaching field, and she knew she had found her passion.
ADD Action Coach works with improving executive function, time management, organization as well as forming daily habits- and much more! Christine is also a certified practitioner in the Zing Performance program which is an exercise-based program to optimize focus, concentration, and coordination. She believes that the mind body connection is the key to life balance and that cognitive abilities can be improved with prescribed cognitive and physical exercises. Her company offers services for adults, couples, students who middle school through college, parent coaching as well as a complete range of educational consulting services.
Christine has spent over 17,000 hours coaching children, teens, adults, couples, and college students. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Clark University and her Master's in Education from Fitchburg State University graduating summa cum laude. As well as having her private practices in Nashville Tennessee she also is associated with the Hallowell Center in New York City.
A certified teacher and master coach who also has over 20 years of sales and management/leadership experience, she is considered an expert in her field of ADHD, special education, advocacy work and individualized education plans. Christine also has her own training program for those who would like to add coaching to their existing practice or start their own ADHD coaching business. We work with clients in person in Nashville, Chicago, and New Jersey as well as remotely all over the U.S. and internationally.
Sleep is King and Nutrition is Queen
1. How to use your own failures to help others see their failures as opportunities to get better?
2. Why is sleep king? What are some crucial sleep hygiene elements?
3. What makes nutrition the next important health aspect?
4. How do you coach athletes in their health and wellness journey?
5. There is a lot of discussion around athletes’ physical health. What about their mental health, on and off the field?
About Wendi Irlbeck
Wendi Irlbeck, MS, RDN. LD, CISSN is a registered dietitian nutritionist, health & fitness coach, writer, speaker, and former college athlete. Wendi utilizes evidence-based science to create nutrition programs for athletes to optimize performance, minimize health risks, and enhance recovery from training while focusing on injury prevention.
Wendi partners with parents, sports performance staff, special needs and recreational athletes and organizations to eat and fuel for success. Wendi specializes in sports nutrition serving youth athletes as well as collegiate and recreational athletes teaching them the importance of sleep hygiene, stress management, and fundamental foods to fuel performance. She partners with a variety of college and high school programs serving as their contract dietitian. Most recently acquiring contracts with Doane University XC/TF programs in Nebraska as well as the 3rd ranked Nationals Girls Soccer Academy in Detroit, Michigan.
She also partners with corporate wellness organizations, general weight loss clients as well as those simply looking to live a healthier and more fit lifestyle! She earned both her B.S. and M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Prior to starting her own private practice, she spent time working in corporate wellness, at the University of Florida, and for the dairy council as a sports dietitian. Wendi is based in Nashville, Tennessee but provides onsite and international online coaching and speaking services.
You can reach her at www.nutritionwithwendi.com and on social media @nutrition_with_wendi.
Evolution of the Middle School Student in the Last 4 years: The Good and The Worrisome
1. What might bring an educator back to teaching from retirement?
2. What were some of the salient changes that you noticed in the middle school student?
3. Is it COVID or screens or both or neither?
4. Middle school student is struggling with learning, grammar, math, spelling, etc. Why?
5. What are some strategies that you employ as a teacher to overcome these challenges?
6. Do you allow cellphones in your classroom?
7. How have smartphones impacted your parenting?
About Rhonda Sillesky
Marketing Director, HGI (Hegemon Group International) and Educator
"This is my 28th year in education. Four years ago, I retired to go into business for myself in financial services, which I still do on the side. I received a call in March 2023 asking me to come back into the classroom and it absolutely felt right, so I jumped back in. After all, it is my passion and I certainly feel it is what I was called to do! In the few months I have been back in the classroom, I have some fascinating observations about some of the changes I have seen in the middle school child in a short four years.
I am the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, 22 and 24 years old. They have always been a big part of my “why” as an educator!”
What is your greatest gift to humanity?
1. It is innate to humans to want to be a contribution. What are the challenges and what leads the light?
2. How to overcome the self-doubts that are natural in the journey?
3. How does our own unwillingness to acknowledge other’s humanity gets in the way?
4. Sometimes not doing anything is the greatest gift to humanity. Wait..what?
5. How has the mindset evolved over generations?
About Saurel Quettan (MBA, PMP)
Human Behavior and Transformation Expert, Creator of “Launching You” – Access to Being The Leader You Most Respect.
Saurel has helped entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, and owners of small to medium-sized businesses improve their effectiveness, grow their businesses, and enhance their lives. As a leadership coach, with 20+ years in the field of human growth and development, Saurel doesn’t teach leadership! Instead, he helps clients focus on the distinction between achievement and success, assisting as they create and embrace something bigger than themselves. In the process, they become The Leader They Most Respect. Leaders who make the very best decisions possible when facing big challenges such as
- Paralyzed by the complexity of developing and executing business growth strategies
- Fear of change and uncertainty in their industry
- Struggling to build a unified culture with a shared vision
- Blind to the barriers to high performance in business and in life
- Consistently playing small instead of taking steps to realize a bold,
- Yearning to make a greater impact for their families, companies, and
What are the possibilities when you crush fear?
1. How would you describe fear?
2. Are there different faces of fear?
3. Can we live through life avoiding fear?
4. Some anecodates where you had to deal with your fears?
5. How can one overcome their fear?
About Rhea Kinnard
Rhea W. Kinnard currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Kinnard & Associates a marketing communications company with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
She founded the company in 1997 and recently celebrated a milestone of 25 years in entrepreneurship.
Her success with the company also includes The African American Guide To Nashville and CULTURE Magazines, both the first of their kind in the city, established to help diversity voids in corporate and tourism. In addition, she is founder of the Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation, established in 2012 to raise awareness on the escalating rise of diabetes particularly among African Americans.
The 1990 Tennessee State University graduate has worked with a plethora of Fortune 100 companies, developing and overseeing programs to help level the playing field for minority and women-owned businesses. In addition to running her for profit company for the last 25 years, her work beyond the walls of corporate America has involved sitting on numerous boards. Today, she continues her nonprofit work spreading education and awareness with diabetes through the Dorothy Marie Kinnard Foundation.
She currently resides in Nashville, TN and has two adult children Gregory 36 and Destiny 27.
Are we as a culture addicted to pleasure?
1. How did pleasure make its way into the food industry?
2. Is there shame in craving for pleasure?
3. How can the need for pleasure be minimized?
4. Are cellphones fulfilling our need for pleasure?
5. Dopamine and Serotonin are good for us. But they are also addictive. What happens next?
6. Keto dieting and pleasure: what’s the connection?
7. What are some ways to elevate joy and minimize the need for pleasure?
About Tara Heaton
Tara is the founder of En Pointe Communication, a consulting business backed by her years of neuroscience research, 23 years in sales, and personal challenges. Tara is devoted to the art and sport of communication, and creator of the renowned Talk To The Brain platform.