30 episodes

What fuels a multi-passionate life? Jessica Wan interviews “the most interesting people at the dinner party,” who for decades have led double lives and straddle two completely different worlds, such as science & music, technology & art, medicine & dance.

The goal of this podcast is to collectively design The Ampersand Manifesto. Why do we continue to lead these double lives? What does it look like to be balancing two big pursuits? And how can our multifaceted endeavors support other Ampersands and the community around us?

The Ampersand Manifesto: Multi-Passionate People Dive Deep Jessica Wan, Leadership Coach & Classical Singer

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

What fuels a multi-passionate life? Jessica Wan interviews “the most interesting people at the dinner party,” who for decades have led double lives and straddle two completely different worlds, such as science & music, technology & art, medicine & dance.

The goal of this podcast is to collectively design The Ampersand Manifesto. Why do we continue to lead these double lives? What does it look like to be balancing two big pursuits? And how can our multifaceted endeavors support other Ampersands and the community around us?

    All the Right Notes with Dominic Lim, Author, Singer, and Storyteller

    All the Right Notes with Dominic Lim, Author, Singer, and Storyteller

    Dominic Lim is back on the show this week! Dom is an author, singer, & storyteller. His debut novel All the Right Notes was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the best new books of the summer. Dom is a member of the Writers Grotto and a co-host of the Babylon Salon reading and performance series in San Francisco. He studied psychology at Oberlin and got his masters from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. As a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association he's performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US.

    You can check out Dominic at dominiclim.com, and his book ⁠ALL THE RIGHT NOTES⁠ is available now, wherever books are sold!



    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    "A Part I Play" lyrics and vocals by Dominic Lim, music and keyboard by Martin McGinn

    • 31 min
    Dominic Lim - Author, Singer, and Storyteller (Replay)

    Dominic Lim - Author, Singer, and Storyteller (Replay)

    Jessica interviews Dominic Lim,  an author & singer & storyteller. 

    Dominic's debut novel ALL THE RIGHT NOTES, a queer Asian rom-com, will be released in June 2023. Dom is a member of ⁠The Writers Grotto⁠ and is a co-host of the ⁠Babylon Salon⁠ reading and performance series in San Francisco. He studied psychology at Oberlin and got his masters from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Dom has sung with numerous professional early music and choral ensembles. As a proud member of the ⁠Actors’ Equity Association⁠, he's performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US.

    Listen to the full version of "A Part I Play" performed by Dominic Lim and learn more at ⁠dominiclim.com⁠



    This is a replay from Season 1 - Dominic Lim's book ALL THE RIGHT NOTES is available now, wherever books are sold!



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    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    "A Part I Play" lyrics and vocals by Dominic Lim, music and keyboard by Martin McGinn

    • 30 min
    Finding Delight in Your Work with Simran Thadani, Rare Book Expert, People Leader, and Textile Artist

    Finding Delight in Your Work with Simran Thadani, Rare Book Expert, People Leader, and Textile Artist

    Jessica speaks with Dr. Simran Thadani: Rare Book expert; People & Culture leader, & textile artist. Sim earned her PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and has researched and lectured in libraries across the US and Europe. In her work as a People Ops leader, she's advised leaders and designed initiatives across the employee lifecycle including recruiting, onboarding, and engagement. Sim also works as a quilter and crocheter and is known for her eye for color.

    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    • 33 min
    Cultivating Your Story with Vivien Straus, Writer, Performer, and Small Farm Advocate

    Cultivating Your Story with Vivien Straus, Writer, Performer, and Small Farm Advocate

    This week Jessica speaks with Vivien Straus: Writer, Performer, & Small Farm Advocate. Vivien is known for her one-woman shows exposing her “interesting” life choices. She’s worked in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She was part of the New York sketch comedy group “BOB” and has had roles on film and TV with directors such as Francis Coppola and Oliver Stone. You might have seen her in films like Peggy Sue Got Married, plus she's acted in numerous plays and commercials. She wrote and performed the solo shows entitled: “After I’m Dead, You’ll Have to Feed Everyone” and “E-i-E-i-OY, In Bed with the Farmer’s Daughter.” She’s also served as VP of Marketing for Straus Family Creamery, led tours at Cowgirl Creamery, created the California Cheese Trail, and currently manages Straus Home Ranch, a vacation rental and wedding venue in Marshall, California.

    You can learn more about Vivien at vivienstraus.com/, the Straus Home Ranch at straushomeranch.com/ and the California Cheese Trail at CheeseTrail.org.



    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    • 23 min
    Never Giving Up with Newton Cheng, Google Exec, Mental Health Advocate, and Champion Powerlifter

    Never Giving Up with Newton Cheng, Google Exec, Mental Health Advocate, and Champion Powerlifter

    Jessica chats with Newton Cheng, Google executive, mental health advocate and speaker, & world champion powerlifter. Newton is a husband and father to two amazing daughters via adoption. He's a world champion powerlifter who holds multiple world records. He is also Director of Health + Performance at Google where he’s spent 14 years developing, launching and scaling global programs aimed at helping Googlers to thrive. He takes a special interest in the intersections of human performance and spirituality, and is an advocate for speaking vulnerably about mental health. Newton earned a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

    Connect with Newton at www.linkedin.com/in/newtoncheng/ and on Instagram @newtoncheng



    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    • 28 min
    Lessons from the Intersection of Brand Visibility and Stage Performance with Beth Carr, Actor and Marketing Expert

    Lessons from the Intersection of Brand Visibility and Stage Performance with Beth Carr, Actor and Marketing Expert

    This week, Jessica interviews Beth Carr, brand & marketing expert and a classically trained actor who sings. Beth spent 15 years working as an actor on Broadway. On the marketing side, she's led branding and marketing initiatives for nearly two decades at companies like Nestle, Booksy, and Vendini. Beth started her own firm, Fortified Branding in 2019. She's a certified StoryBrand Guide and works with companies and entrepreneurs to stand out in the minds and hearts of their customers.

    You can learn more about Beth's work at fortifiedbranding.com.



    Are you a high achiever, a leader, or an Ampersand who's recently taken on more responsibility at work? Jessica works with people just like you. She coaches individuals and leadership teams to rise to new challenges - with a unique blend of analytical & creative approaches, plus 18 years of invaluable experience working in companies and startups.

    Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠jessicawan.com⁠⁠⁠⁠ or BOOK AN INTRO CALL: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://calendly.com/jessicawancoaching/intro-call-coaching⁠⁠⁠



    Credits

    Produced and Hosted by ⁠⁠⁠Jessica Wan⁠⁠⁠

    Co-produced, edited, and sound design by ⁠⁠⁠Naomi Tepper⁠⁠⁠

    Theme music by ⁠⁠⁠Denys Kyshchuk⁠⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠⁠Stockaudios⁠⁠⁠ from ⁠⁠⁠Pixabay

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

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The Ampersand Manifesto is a breath of fresh air in a world often too focused on specialization.

Host Jessica Wan masterfully navigates through the complexities of being multi-passionate, providing a platform for those who refuse to settle in one field or interest.

With each episode, this podcast challenges the conventional 'either/or' mindset and embraces the empowering 'both/and' approach towards life and passion. This resonates deeply with us who identify as multi-passionate individuals. We feel seen, heard, and validated.

Moreover, the diverse range of guests adds richness to the podcast's content. Each guest brings their unique perspective and story, making every episode a new adventure into the depths of passion.

In essence, this podcast is more than just a podcast—it's a movement. It's about breaking the barriers of traditional thought and inspiring listeners to embrace their multifaceted interests.

I'm thrilled for what lies ahead for this podcast and its listeners.

If you're someone who refuses to be boxed into one passion or interest, this podcast is your rallying cry.

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An inspiring future of both/and instead of either/or

This is a wonderful podcast that highlights multitalented, “ampersands” as they are called, who straddle two professional lives. Each story is full of wisdom and relatable lessons that will help others step into the beauty, challenge and fulfillment of their multi passionate life. Jessica is insightful, curious, and supportive in her interviewing skills. She’s a great listener and warm. I love this podcast because it shows me what’s possible through a fuller expression of one’s pursuits: artistic, entrepreneurial, athletic, musical, and more!

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I feel seen!

Finally a podcast that gives space for those who have divergent interests and passions! It's fascinating hearing how they weave their worlds together and the advice they would give to other "ampersands"!

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