We are Justin and Michelle Akin and this is a podcast we're doing. We are a married couple who have backgrounds in comedy and life coaching, as well as being new parents. Sometimes we get into deep and/or hilarious conversations about life that you might enjoy listening in on. Only one way to find out...
Episode 23: How I Enjoyed Giving Birth
I've been wanting to write my "birth story" since I had the kid two years ago, but realized I would rather speak it! I tell the whole tale, starting with the decision to be parents and ending with a pleasure-filled labor experience. Bet you don't hear about that too often, do you? Listen and enjoy!
Episode 22: Heartbreak
I share a bit about the heartbreak that is inherent with being a human and especially a human in a business that goes deep and intimate with other humans. Feeling a bit raw this morning and decided it was something worth sharing. I hope it's informative and useful to you.
A Convo About the State of Our World
My friend Alice Petzold (a former guest on the podcast) and I were talking the other day about the state of the world and how frustrated we both are, but not for the same reasons many others are. We decided to hit record and share our thoughts with the world. This was in lieu of doing a FB live video (because we didn't know how to do that from separate locations) and so it's not an official podcast ep, but I still thought you would all enjoy it and/or get something valuable from it. If you want to talk to us about the possibility of taking on the coach training program, just let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 20: Joslyn Yeager
She went from being a GracenMichelle fan girl to being one of my best friends - Joslyn is on the podcast today to share about her experience. She's also a coach now (shocking, right? - I swear my disease is contagious) and we work together, so we also vent a bit about the b******t of the coaching industry and the parts we can't bring ourselves to really be a part of. We really hope our coach doesn't listen to this :D
Episode 19: Akshay Nanavati
Akshay and I met on the day we both became coaches, so he is someone very near and dear to my heart, who has been in my life for some very pivotal moments. He is also the author of Fearvana, which is his incredible new book. In this podcast we discuss some really mind-blowing stuff about fear and how it both gets in our way and can act as a fuel in our lives. He also shares how he got The Dalai Lama himself TO WRITE THE FORWARD OF HIS BOOK! Yes, really. And no, he had no "in" with His Holiness, he simply made it happen. Do not skip this episode, it is my favorite yet. He even offered me some coaching and made a big difference for me :) Go get his book: http://fearvana.com
Episode 18: Alice Petzold
I'm joined by my glamazon gal pal, Alice Petzold, for this chat about our lives, our careers, and our friendship. You'll want to have a glass of wine and pretend you're a part of the convo, so check it out.
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I'm loving this!! You both now have 2 beautiful new babies! Looking forward to more episodes.