I’m Dr. Mark Goulston, and this is My Wakeup Call. Everybody has personal wakeup calls, but not everybody wakes up. In this podcast, we speak to people who did. In fact, they not only woke up, but their wakeup calls changed their lives, often helped them discover their purpose and then changed how they would spend the rest of their life. In most cases, the wakeup call was not pleasant, sought-after, and often shook people to the core of their being. But in every case, it made our guests more authentic, better at life, better in life and better human beings. I hope you will listen in and become as inspired as I am from every episode. I also hope it will help you persevere if you are going through a wakeup call and haven’t yet gotten through the pain of it, or landed in your future as the better person you’re meant to be, with the better life that you’re meant to have.
Ep 378 - Stay Alive
In this episode I interview my partners in our suicide prevention documentary, "Stay Alive," including Golden Gate Bridge suicide attempt survivor, Kevin Hines; suicide prevention advocate and Japanese pop singer, Rayko; executive producer and co-creator, Frank Kilpatrick and co-creator/moderator, Mark Goulston. We share how suicide prevention has come to be so important to each of us and give tips to help people thinking of it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B09KDXDF36/
Ep 377 - Christie Hunter Arscott
In this episode I speak with Christie Hunter Arscott, Rhodes Scholar and author of "Begin Boldly: How Women Can Reimagine Risk, Embrace Uncertainty, and Launch A Brilliant Career," whose wakeup call was having confidence when she was younger and losing it when she became a consultant for a big company in New York and her determination to get her courage back. https://christiehunterarscott.com/
Ep 376 - Wendy Smith
In this episode I speak with Wendy Smith, co-author of "BOTH/AND THINKING: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems" and Dana J. Johnson Professor of Management and faculty director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware whose through line and wakeup call was growing up in Montreal when there was so much political strife and seeing that as an opportunity to bring people together. https://lerner.udel.edu/faculty-staff-directory/wendy-smith/
Ep 375 - Michelle Segar
In this episode I speak with Michelle Segar, NIH-funded researcher at University of Michigan and author of, "The Joy Choice: How to Finally Achieve Lasting Changes in Eating and Exercise," whose wakeup call was seeing how many people were failing to take care of themselves by following conventional - and wrong - wisdom. https://michellesegar.com/
Ep 374 - Rupal Patel
In this episode I speak with Rupal Patel, author of, "From CIA to CEO: Unconventional Life Lessons for Thinking Bigger, Leading Better and Being Bolder," whose through line has been learning and sharing and who was inspired by her immigrant parents who became leading physicians in NYC and whose wakeup call was what she learned in the CIA that can be immediately transferred to the real world of leadership and beyond. https://www.entreprenora.co.uk/
Ep 373- Garry Meier
In this episode I speak with long time top Chicago radio host, Garry Meier, and host of the Garry Meier Show Podcast whose wakeup call has always speaking up and out about the b.s. in the world and making it topical and funny and thought provoking. http://garrymeier.com/podcast/
Enjoyed the recent interviews, Goleman & Rubin.
You mentioned a few authors who would be interesting guests-or returning guests- Mark Victor Hanson, Jack Canfield, And revisit Ken Blanchard.
Master Class In interviewing guests!
Masterful interviews Mark Goulston is extraordinary at getting guests to have a real vulnerable conversation not a speech. Rare gift few other podcastsers have mastered. Mark is always time well spent. If you have a favorite guest search to see if Mark has interviewed them. Best is class. Thanks Mark for your gift to us of your time and talent—please do this forever.
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