200 episodes

Interviews of people who took a break from life at one point or another to get help, grow up, or just to reassess their life direction. Some guests struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, a death in the family, or just decided college was not the place for them. These stories are all-to-real, and yet we don't talk enough about how common it is for those who took a gap year to defer college, went to college and took a break, or those who struggled launching into the workforce post-college graduation. This goes out to all the young adults and parents of young adults who are struggling and contemplating what will happen if they walk away right now.

Success is Subjective: Helping parents of college students accept that dropping out is okay Joanna Lilley, MA, NCC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 50 Ratings

Interviews of people who took a break from life at one point or another to get help, grow up, or just to reassess their life direction. Some guests struggled with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, a death in the family, or just decided college was not the place for them. These stories are all-to-real, and yet we don't talk enough about how common it is for those who took a gap year to defer college, went to college and took a break, or those who struggled launching into the workforce post-college graduation. This goes out to all the young adults and parents of young adults who are struggling and contemplating what will happen if they walk away right now.

    Episode 200 - The End of a Chapter…For Now with Joanna Lilley

    Episode 200 - The End of a Chapter…For Now with Joanna Lilley

    Today’s farewell episode of Success is Subjective is a special conversation, featuring Joanna Lilley’s personal story of how she got to where she is today. Joanna shares that while she was set on going to college, once there, she struggled to find what she was passionate about, until a professor championed her towards her current path. Working in numerous therapeutic capacities, Joanna had her sights set on eventually opening her own consulting firm. Reflecting on the last 199 episodes of this podcast, Joanna expresses her vision for what’s next on her journey.

    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@lilleyconsulting.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 199 - Ready, Set, Overcome: My Journey through Trauma, to Success with Danny Conroy

    Episode 199 - Ready, Set, Overcome: My Journey through Trauma, to Success with Danny Conroy

    Today’s episode of Success is Subjective features a meaningful conversation between Joanna, and Danny Conroy. Danny shares what it was like for him to overcome numerous challenges, including childhood abuse, his parents divorce, plus losing a child and a best friend. While the odds have been stacked against him since a young age, Danny is here to encourage listeners that it’s never too late to lead the life you want. He explains the therapeutic work he has been involved with for a number of years, and how he’s helping young people overcome their life circumstances to define and achieve success for themselves. If you feel as though you’re facing an impossible situation, or you’re struggling to find your purpose, this episode will encourage you and will leave you feeling empowered.

    Connect with Danny Conroy
    Danny’s website
    danny@aimhouse.com
    AIM House 
    madelife 
    https://fitmint.us/


    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@successissubjective.org 

    • 33 min
    Episode 198 - My Relentless Pursuit of Success in Venture Capital with Brian Frumberg

    Episode 198 - My Relentless Pursuit of Success in Venture Capital with Brian Frumberg

    Growing up in Long Island, New York, the academic heat was on for Brian. Attending a very competitive high school, then enrolling in a college that was even more academically rigorous, was only the very beginning of the challenges that awaited. Today’s episode of Success is Subjective features an honest look at the relentless pursuit of Brian Frumberg as he fully submerged himself in the world of venture capital. Brian shares his recipe for success with listeners, that took him from an inexperienced young man to a highly sought after businessman.

    Connect with Brian Frumberg
    VentureOut
    Instagram: @ventureoutny
    Facebook: VentureOut


    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@successissubjective.org 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 197 - The Road to Success: A Moral Obligation with Amanda Koplin

    Episode 197 - The Road to Success: A Moral Obligation with Amanda Koplin

    From a young age, Amanda Koplin was highly ambitious, with a desire to pursue multiple career paths. While struggling in high school and only coming out with a 2.6 GPA, Amanda had to fight her way into college. Eventually realizing that she wanted to work in the therapeutic world, Amanda honed in on her studies, keeping the end goal in mind. On today’s episode of Success is Subjective, Amanda shares her various business endeavors with Joanna, and her tremendous heart for helping people heal and overcome. She encourages listeners with sage advice regarding a multitude of matters, including having the courage to try, the continual pursuit of success, and deciding your own fate.

    Connect with Amanda Koplin 
    Koplin Consulting 
    amanda@koplinconsulting.com 


    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@successissubjective.org 

    • 26 min
    Episode 196 - The Mental Health Field: Always Changing, Always Evolving with Dr. Will White

    Episode 196 - The Mental Health Field: Always Changing, Always Evolving with Dr. Will White

    This episode of Success is Subjective features a conversation between Joanna and Will White. Will has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years. Today, he’s sharing with listeners how he got to where he is now as an author, mental health advocate and consultant. Will also describes how the modalities and methods used in the mental health profession are continually changing and evolving, and explains why it’s important to be open minded and grow with the changes.

    Connect with Will White 
    Summit Achievement 
    Stories from the Field 
    Stories From the Field (book) 
    White Mountain Adventure Institute 
    will@storiesfromthefield.com 


    Additional Links
    Stories From the Field, Episode 160 with Joanna Lilley
    Stories From the Field, Episode 45 with Joanna Lilley 


    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@successissubjective.org 

    • 41 min
    Episode 195 - At The Crossroads: Helping Young Adults Reach Their Potential with Brian Virgin

    Episode 195 - At The Crossroads: Helping Young Adults Reach Their Potential with Brian Virgin

    Growing up in rural Utah, Brian came from humble beginnings. While hard working, his parents still struggled to make ends meet. Wanting a better quality life for their son than they could provide, Brian’s parents pushed him towards higher education. From a freak accident that cost his sports career, to serving a two year mission, to multiple attempts at college and everywhere in between, Brian shares his anything-but-linear journey. He explains how he eventually came to be a founder of At The Crossroads and shares the work they are doing to help young adults find their way in life.

    Connect with Brian Virgin
    Shannon: 435.862.0010
    At The Crossroads 


    Connect with Joanna Lilley  
    Success is Subjective Website
    Lilley Consulting Website
    Lilley Consulting on Facebook 
    Sponsored by: College Alternative
    Email joanna@successissubjective.org 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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50 Ratings

Ned Garver ,

A Great Listen: Rich and Fun

Love this pod. Great guests. Great messages. Conversational but deep. Deep but funny. A great listen.

jujufruit526 ,

Success is finding this podcast

If you are a young adult, parent a young adult, work with young adults, or ever were a young adult, this podcast is for you! Joanna brings warmth and humor to every conversation, each of which reminds and reassures us that there is no one pathway to - or definition of - success. A huge thanks to Joanna for giving these important conversations a platform to be heard and for the truly enjoyable experience of being invited as a guest.

theviviangirl ,

The gift of unshaming

Success is Subjective offers SO much value to parents, young adults, and anyone who cares about mental health, growth, and wellness. Joanna creates a space for honest and deeply relatable conversations that shine a light on topics that are too often swept under the rug. In doing so, she helps to normalize and unshame so many aspects of our shared human experience! This podcast is a gift and listening to the episodes generates a sense of connection, understanding, inspiration, and empowerment no matter where we are on the growth path!

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