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Talking to Cool People is an interview show where Jason, you guessed it, talks to cool people! His belief is that everyone is cool and everyone has a fascinating story to tell. With guests ranging from CEOs to college students, from Navy Seals to therapists, from authors to musicians, and everything in between, you never know where the conversations are going to go and what you'll learn. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings.

Talking to Cool People w/ Jason Frazell Jason Frazell

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

Talking to Cool People is an interview show where Jason, you guessed it, talks to cool people! His belief is that everyone is cool and everyone has a fascinating story to tell. With guests ranging from CEOs to college students, from Navy Seals to therapists, from authors to musicians, and everything in between, you never know where the conversations are going to go and what you'll learn. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings.

    Dr. Eugene Choi Part 2 - Executive State vs. Survival State

    Dr. Eugene Choi Part 2 - Executive State vs. Survival State

    Dr. Eugene K. Choi is back for part 2! Jason and Eugene dig in on the executive vs survival state, recognizing the key to high performance and how to know what state you are in.
    Key Insights:
    Executive vs. Survival State: Learn to identify when you're in survival mode and how to shift into your executive state for better outcomes.Emotional Regulation: Understanding the importance of managing emotions to improve decision-making and relationships.Performance and the Brain: Insights into how brain function affects our ability to perform.Empathy and Connection: Strategies for enhancing connections with others through empathy and compassion.Applying Neuroscience in Daily Life: Dr. Choi offers practical tips for using these insights to improve both personal and professional aspects of life.Notable Quotes:
    "We operate from a state of survival or in an executive state.""Much of our adult life is spent reacting rather than acting with intention.""The experience of emotional pain is akin to physical pain."Connect with Jason
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    • 46 min
    Dr. Eugene K. Choi-Transformational Mindset Coach Part 1

    Dr. Eugene K. Choi-Transformational Mindset Coach Part 1

    Eugene shares his profound insights from a 10-day silent meditation retreat, revealing how such experiences can significantly impact our understanding and management of the mind, ultimately enhancing our quality of life.
    Key Takeaways:
    The science behind training your brain for peak performance.Moving from survival mode to executive functioning.The addictive nature of distractions and how to overcome them.Understanding the physical manifestations of emotional pain.Strategies for shifting from fight, flight, or freeze responses to a more effective state of being."Silence is the canvas of the mind where true self-understanding begins."
    "In the absence of noise, we find the music of our own thoughts."
    "The journey of self-discovery starts with a single step into silence."
    Dr. Eugene K. Choi is a Transformational Mindset Coach on a mission to transform leaders, businesses, and communities. He teaches executive leaders how to achieve and sustain peak performance in high-stress, high-stakes and high-change environments.

    Dr. Eugene created a unique, science-backed process that teaches leaders how to activate their executive brain to dramatically improve results and increase clarity and focus in challenging and unpredictable situations. He has a background in clinical pharmacy, neuroscience and business coaching and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs and executives optimize their mindset, reduce toxic stress, and lead with more impact.

    Dr. Eugene's expertise in audience growth has also resulted in him generating over 11 million views on his online articles and over 30 million views on his short films. His experience and expertise in both strategy and psychology have proven critical in helping clients produce tangible results in both business and in life.

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    • 48 min
    Laura Johns-Founder and CEO at The Business Growers

    Laura Johns-Founder and CEO at The Business Growers

    Laura and Jason riff on her experiences navigating the complex world of tech marketing, the challenges of entrepreneurship, and her unique approach to maintaining a work-life balance.
    Key Takeaways:
    The importance of aligning your team with core values like trust and balance.Strategies for effective decision-making in business growth and hiring.Balancing professional responsibilities with personal life, including parenting and marriage.Laura's personal journey in the tech marketing industry.Tips for budding entrepreneurs on navigating business challenges."Building a team that shares your core values is crucial for business growth."

    "The interplay between personal life and professional responsibilities can be challenging but rewarding."

    "As an entrepreneur, every decision you make shapes the future of your company."
    Laura Johns is the founder and CEO of The Business Growers, a marketing firm serving the B2B telecom, SaaS, IT, and cloud-services industries.

    For 18 years, Laura managed marketing efforts for companies ranging from tech startups to global, multi-billion dollar businesses. She spent nearly half her career serving as a corporate marketing executive in the telecommunications industry before starting The Business Growers. Her career focus is developing marketing strategies for technology companies that lead to tangible success. Today, The Business Growers serves over 50 clients in 23 states.

    Laura has been honored as “Top 50 under 40” and “Top 50 Leading Women in Business” in her home state of Mississippi. Today, she is a member of the Leadership Mississippi program, an honor bestowed on a select by the Mississippi Economic Council. Laura graduated cum laude from Mississippi College and earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama. She is the co-founder and host of The Home and The Hustle podcast for working moms and The Know, Grow and Scale videocast and podcast for entrepreneurs.

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    • 55 min
    Mike Brennan - Creator and Communicator Telling Stories on Pages and Stages

    Mike Brennan - Creator and Communicator Telling Stories on Pages and Stages

    In this conversation, hosts discuss the vital role of creativity and fun in both personal and professional contexts. Guest Mike Brennan, an accomplished visual artist and storyteller, suggests the act of creating shouldn't be seen as a reward, but as a part of the process itself. He highlights activities, such as doodling, listening to uplifting music, or taking a different route home as avenues to introduce fun into everyday life. Mike additionally emphasizes the importance of personalizing definitions of 'fun' and understanding that enjoying the journey is often more important than the end product of creativity.
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    • 43 min
    Steven Matthew Clark is back!

    Steven Matthew Clark is back!

    In this episode, Stephen Matthew Clark, a repeat guest and incarcerated individual, shared his insights about the prison system and the disparities present. The host, Jason, facilitates a conversation about the common misconceptions about prison life primarily shaped by media depictions. Stephen delves into his experience living in a Maine prison and tells about the rehabilitation and educational programs he actively participates in. He also underscores the importance of fostering a caring and empathetic approach towards incarcerated individuals. Furthermore, Stephen discusses his initiative - the Awakening Exchange. He emphasizes heart-centered conversations and provides strategies to enhance the lives of prisoners and generate a positive societal impact. Their conversation also touches on societal perspectives and public perception, urging listeners to rethink their perceptions about prisons and incarcerated individuals.

    Steven Matthew Clark is an exceptional individual who defies limitations while incarcerated in a maximum security prison. Pursuing a PhD, he achieved academic milestones and serves on the Maine State Prison restorative justice steering committee. As a certified ICF coach, he empowers others. Through the Awakening Exchange program, Steven fosters healing, growth, and connection among those impacted by the prison system. His dedication to expanding awareness and promoting restorative justice profoundly impacts individuals and communities alike. Learn more at www.awakeningexchange.com or https://awakeningexchange.sutra.co.
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    • 59 min
    Mark Lewis - Entreprenuer, Investor, Author, Co-Founder

    Mark Lewis - Entreprenuer, Investor, Author, Co-Founder

    In this episode, entrepreneur, author, and co-founder Mark Lewis, delves into his passion for facilitating business success, his unique interview techniques, and his concerns about people's goal-setting capabilities. He shares his and his wife's project, creating a children's book series to teach important life values. Mark also discusses his concern about society's self-centeredness, leading him to write a book and create the 'Give a Damn' philosophy. Furthermore, this conversation touches on Mark's enjoyment of simple pleasures, like playing with his dog, and his beliefs on the importance of showing gratitude and affirming others.

    As a former IBM employee, a multiple successful entrepreneur, a non-profit technology executive that helped Louisiana become one of the fastest growing technology states in the country, Mark coaches and consults entrepreneurs and small businesses for success by moderating multiple CEO Roundtables each year. He is a nationally acclaimed speaker and bestselling author of Give A Damn – The Ticket to Cultural Change.  His work has been featured widely on 92KQRS, WWLTV and ABC. In 2005, he was selected by the Governor of Louisiana as Technology Leader of the year and was awarded the ‘Marshall Klein Louisiana Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award. Furthermore, he just co-founded a new start up call Evolve Media AI.
    https://marklewisllc.com/about-mark/ 



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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Matt gerlach ,

This show is so real!

Jason‘s incredible. He asks questions that nobody else does and gets to the heart of the story. This is one of my favorite podcasts.

MCDC1997 ,

Really cool show

This is a really cool and interesting podcasts - guests are really insightful and share interesting life lessons and stories. Always cool to hear new people and get new perspectives 👍

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A wide variety of dynamic and fun guests

As an interviewer, Jason is fun, seasoned, and asks insightful questions. He leads with his curiosity and takes the interviews in interesting and unexpected directions. Love this podcast!

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