Everybody goes through change. But not everybody transitions. Each episode of Life Through Transitions aims to help those facing the turbulence of difficult change understand that transition is something that can powerfully form us, not something to get through. No matter the change that is faced, we help our listeners create forward momentum by embracing life's most formative transitions and the immense growth and transformation they invite.
02 l 01 - How do you live in a risky world?
How do you live in a risky world? How do you live in a world where “normal” is a state of constant flux? It seems that every day - either in our personal or professional lives, our country or somewhere on the planet - disruptive change is happening. Even if it’s not directly happening to us - like with a war or natural disaster - we experience it at some level just by reading the news. And doesn’t it seem like in the last few years the rate of change is speeding up and felt in every facet of life? Most systems, institutions, societal structures, and governments feel a bit shaky (or a lot!). No wonder most of us feel uncertain as we look to the future. In this episode, we explore how to embrace major life change in search of a story worth living and risking for.
During this episode, Matt mentions the artist and climber, Jeremy Collins who did an animated short called “The Beast.” You can find the full version on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/131834761
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049: From Victim to Creator with David Emerald
David Emerald is the author of The Power of Ted* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and the co-founder of the Bainbridge Leadership Center. David is the creator of The Power of Ted* frameworks that are used around the world to facilitate teamwork and productivity. David works in close collaboration with his wife and business partner, Donna Zajonc, MCC and together they have developed the 3 Vital Questions™ frameworks and eLearning Course: 3 Vital Questions: Applying The Power of TED* to Life and Work. He is passionate about helping teams learn to shift out of drama and focus on outcomes they are excited about. David uplifts, enlightens and inspires individuals and groups to reach new levels of collaboration through empowering relationships. In this episode we will explore the ideas of moving from the role of Victim to Creator.
048: Tuning into your body using mindfulness with Peggy Farah
Peggy Farah, LMHC is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor and Workshop facilitator, and The Founder of The Deeper Cravings Path™ (food and body recovery curriculum) and Release™ (women’s art and meditation retreats). Peggy has a Masters in Psychotherapy and Spirituality and has worked in the field of mental health and emotional health for over 20 years. In the early part of her career she supported children and youth through critical illness, grief and loss, then went on to work in various senior management roles in nonprofit organizations and has now been in private practice for the past 6 years providing psychotherapy to individuals and couples. Peggy is passionate about helping others awaken to their lives through mindfulness and nourishing what they are truly hungry for
047: Building community during a tough transition with Michael O’Brien
Michael O’Brien is a sales and marketing executive business coach who helps leaders understand their internal feelings of worry and doubt so they can achieve success for themselves and their teams. Before starting his executive coaching firm, Peloton Coaching and Consulting, Michael spent over two decades in the pharmaceutical and bio industry in roles that ranged from sales to marketing to executive leadership.
Before launching into his coaching career, Michael experienced a life-altering event that ruptured his worldview. On July 11th, 2001, he was struck head-on by a speeding SUV while out on a training bike ride. Now, Michael considers shares his journey from being a human doer to a human being in his bestselling memoir, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows. All the proceeds from the book go to the World Bicycle Relief
046: Widowed Parenting with Jenny Lisk
It all started for Jenny when her husband said one evening that he’d been feeling a bit dizzy. No big deal, right? Call the doctor, get to the bottom of it…boom…fixed!? Not quite. A simple trip to internal medicine and an MRI turned into brain surgery two days later, followed by a diagnosis of brain cancer (glioblastoma … same type as John McCain, Beau Biden, Teddy Kennedy). And then 8 months of cancer & caregiving, and then he was gone. She set out to write the book that she wanted so desperately to find when she first became a widowed parent at the age of 43. She wanted to know what to expect. Kind of like that book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.” But more like “what to expect when the other parent dies.” She had been kicking the idea of a podcast around for over two years, trying to figure out what approach would make sense.-because she’s not a therapist or a grief counselor. Jenny Lisk is the host of a podcast called The Widowed Parent. Her shows offers advice and her story as a fellow widowed parent on a mission … a mission to help her kids to somehow thrive in spite of their terrible loss.
045: Retirement and finding your origin story with Brian Jaeger
Brian Jaeger’s mission is supporting the dignity of good work. He brings a legacy of entrepreneurialism, career development, and transformation-centered work to his company, InsideWorks. His career highlights include business partnerships, I.T. leadership training, teaching, championing business incubators and influencing over 500 startup businesses. Launched in 2012, InsideWorks was awarded the 2016 Washington State Small Firm of the Year award for achievement championing people living with a disability to become self-employed. Since 2016 he has been researching and scratching out content for a book with a working title: What’s Your Retirementality? A Guide for Individuals and Companies. He supports individuals by helping them thrive in the next chapter of their life, and works with companies who do not want to lose their brain trust when employees break away. Brian is fanatical about motivating individuals to thrive through work that matters. During this week’s episode, Brian talks about the importance of finding your origin story as as you approach retirement.
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Jon does an excellent job interviewing his guests and creating an interesting conversation for listeners. I enjoyed being interviewed by him as well for episode 46. Keep up the good work.