20 episodes

The Successful and disABLED Podcast connects you with people with a disABILITY who identity as successful and leaders/influencers from the success building community. Every episode Chris Mitchell (host and founder of #DefineYourself) and his guest discuss the mindset that is needed to succeed including addressing the unique challenges members of the disABLED community face internally, aka internal ableism, and from society.

Successful and disABLED Podcast #DefineYourself

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The Successful and disABLED Podcast connects you with people with a disABILITY who identity as successful and leaders/influencers from the success building community. Every episode Chris Mitchell (host and founder of #DefineYourself) and his guest discuss the mindset that is needed to succeed including addressing the unique challenges members of the disABLED community face internally, aka internal ableism, and from society.

    Writer Larry Berger overcomes depression and Scitzo effective disorder to self-publish books

    Writer Larry Berger overcomes depression and Scitzo effective disorder to self-publish books

    Larry Berger, a man who survived eight car accidents that should have killed him.  Larry has been hospitalized several times due to depressive bipolar like symptoms from Scitzo effective disorder.
    Larry discusses how writing helps him get through the challenges his disABILITIES by acting as a coping mechanism to help him work through difficult times.
     Larry shares how a comment made by Rush Limbaugh inspired him to write a book that he was able to self-publish.
    Larry’s book, “Instant Poetry (just add words)” is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Poetry-Just-Add-Words/dp/B0B6GQ4CPD/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1CK35LX8ZAOZG&keywords=larry+berger&qid=1663945132&sprefix=larry+berger%2Caps%2C111&sr=8-2
    You can connect with Larry and purchase his books on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrenceberger/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lawrence.r.berger

    • 28 min
    Successfully living with invisible disabilities with Amber Myren

    Successfully living with invisible disabilities with Amber Myren

    Amber is a full-time high school history teacher and is the founder/owner of Myren Education, LLC, where she serves as an organizational coach and tutor.
    Amber discusses, why she started her business Myren Education, LLC and how she helps students via tutoring and helping students and adults organize their lives.
    Amber lives with Scoliosis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and PTSD.  Amber shares how these diagnoses impact her life and how she overcomes the challenges and continues her career as a teacher.
    You can connect with Amber at myreneducation.com

    • 31 min
    We can see without sight with Imbar Golt

    We can see without sight with Imbar Golt

    Imbar Golt, a public speaker, writer, healer, spiritual coach, and mentor who has been blind since birth, chats with Chris about how we can “see” without having sight.
    Imbar shares how she “sees” the world without sight including aspects of life that most people do not ever see.
    Imbar sees her blindness, aka her different ability, as a gift that she cherishes and how it has given her access to certain aspects of the world that a sighted person never experience.
    You can connect with Imbar by vesting her YouTube channel, Earth Friendly at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmQFp4W_J2fmFzsisv0NxFg on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/imbar.golt

    • 33 min
    Mandy Edwards Beautiful Chaos over ADHD, Bipolar and more

    Mandy Edwards Beautiful Chaos over ADHD, Bipolar and more

    Mandy Edwards is a super mom who lives with ADHD, Bipolar I and general anxiety, who does not let those differences stop her from raising her three children who have their own differences including ADHD, Bipolar and level 2 autism and homeschool them.
    Mandy shares hoe she does homeschool them all through her challenges and her children’s challenges to create a successful life for all.
    You can connect with Mandy by visiting her website at http://edwardsbeautifulchaos.com/

    • 28 min
    Senior Director of Development for a nonprofit and visually impaired Michael Wojcik

    Senior Director of Development for a nonprofit and visually impaired Michael Wojcik

    Michael Wojcik, Senior Director of Development for the American Red Cross and visually impaired discusses his work including how he established the ability network within the Red Cross, and how the ability network assists the disabled volunteers and employees of the Red Cross succeed within the organization.
    Michael and Chris discuss and share their respective experiences growing up visually impaired and living with the disability as adults.
    Michal also shares the many ways the Red Ross helps those impacted by disasters.  Michael also shares how everybody can support the red cross by volunteering in person or virtually, as well as how you can make a donation to the organization.
    You can connect with Michael on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-wojcik-5395735/ or by email at Michael.wojcik@redcross.org 
    To connect with the Red Cross visit https://www.redcross.org/

    • 46 min
    Shane Thrapp, life coach helps create systems to overcome ADHD

    Shane Thrapp, life coach helps create systems to overcome ADHD

    Shane Thrapp is a Certified ADHD Life, Relationship, and Career Coach.
    Shane has​ ​15 years of servant-based leadership experience​ and, through his business, Creating Order From Chaos, has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life to find their order and purpose.
    Shane is a board member of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition Non-profit, runs one of the largest Men’s ADHD Support Groups with over 10k members on Facebook, and works to be a voice in advocacy for Adult ADHD Awareness.
    Shane discusses how his disabilities: ADHD, Autism, PTSD and Fibromyalgia impacted his life and how he has overcome them to start his own business, Creating Order from Chaos.
    Shane also shares with what he had to go through to get diagnosed with adult ADHD.
    Shane shares how the Facebook group, ASHD men’s support group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/mensadhdsupportgroup can help adults with ADHD
    You can connect with Shane by visiting https://www.creatingorderfromchaos.com

    • 36 min

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