The Challenger Podcast is for those that are interested in learning more about how the Enneagram type 8 shows up in life, love, and relationships. It is for those of you that are fiercely independent at work, in relationships, and intense about your passions in life. Hosted by Dave Glaser, CSCS, these conversations will explore life and love through the lens of the enneagram, attachment theory, and leadership and aims to inspire you to unlock the limiting beliefs that hold you back from reaching your most authentic self.
What is a 3% Man with Paul Bauer
On this week's episode of the podcast, I am joined by Paul Bauer, host of the C'mon Man Podcast from Grand Junction, Co. We discuss Nice Guy Syndrome and how it showed up in our own lives before we decided to uncover what was coming up in our own lives that held us back in relationships.
Paul believes that we are taught limiting beliefs about relationships from our family systems, and I couldn't agree more. We touch on masculine and feminine energy dynamics with a discussion about Christian Grey and covert contracts. One major takeaway from today's episode are 5 traits of a Nice Guy that Paul and I break down for you to recognize in yourself plus recommendations to right the ship of your life!
If Paul's message resonates with you today, please don't hesitate to reach out to him via his podcast, on Instagram @comeonmanpodcast or on TikTok @comeonmanpod
Dating with Anxiety
On this week's episode, I walk you through my personal experiences while dating with generalized anxiety disorder and depression. It's already challenging enough to navigate modern dating with apps, text messages, and social media playing a huge part in how people meet and communicate.
I share how becoming aware of what brings on feelings of anxiety has improved my approach to my attachment style and navigating making better choices to lessen the feelings of anxiety taking over my life. I finish today's episode with you how my break up happened and what I've been going through since my relationship ended.
If you have questions about today's episode, please don't hesitate to reach out and send me a direct message on Instagram @davemglaser
Facing Death with Christine Hernandez
On this week's episode of the podcast, I am joined by Christine Hernandez, who's mission in this world is to help people live bold in their relationships, bodies, businesses, and in life. She has found this is only possible if we addressed the pain conflict and challenge head-on paired with extreme grace and love.
She has been called the queen of conflict and she loves to help others embrace conflict because the result can be life changing. Christina is the owner of Revenue tribe, a local Denver business, where she stops at nothing to help clients succeed.
Christine is on a mission to show people that anything is possible and that they can transform undesirable challenges into powerful opportunities. Throughout Christine's life, she has turned the seemingly impossible into the possible by shifting her mindset, including overcoming a terminal brain condition called chiari malformation.
It was during this time that she courageously decided to choose her life over her diagnosis and was able to fully heal from the condition.
If Christine's message resonates with you today, please don't hesitate to reach out to her via LinkedIn or on Instagram @boldleaderco
Tender Hearted Soul with Jamie Elizabeth Thompson
On this week's episode of the podcast, I am joined by Jamie Elizabeth Thompson who's mission in life is to look at how sex and sexual desire is key to being your authentic self.
She believes that you came here to be all of who you are and sex and intimacy are the ultimate playground of discovery. Jamie Elizabeth has developed a holistic body of work to support women men and couples with letting go of limiting patterns around sex so they can have a fulfilling intimate life and taste their most exquisite erotic expression.
She contributes regularly to the field of sex education and pioneering original and Lasting solutions for challenges in Sex and intimacy. If her message resonates with you today, please connect with her on Instagram @holisticsexcoach or her website linked here now jamieelizabeththompson.com
On today's episode, we go far beyond just sex and intimacy and we view it from the lens of the Enneagram and the type 8, Challenger, personality type.
Like me, Jamie is an 8 and has a social subtype versus my sexual subtype, which gives us a clear distinction of who we are and how we show up in the world. I truly enjoyed today's conversation, as she was a wonderful mirror for me to take a look at my own "stuff" that comes up in relationships.
Less is More with Samantha Joy
Samantha Joy joins me on the podcast this week as an Enneagram type 7, and author of the book The Less Effect: Design Your Life for Happiness and Purpose. Her mission is to educate people on how to step into their authentic self by letting go of items in your physical, social, and habitual environments.
On today's episode, we dig deep into how she was possibly mistyped as a type to the helper for years and years and years before she finally uncovered that she was an Enthusiast on the Enneagram personality testing system. We talked a lot about parenting and her career in upper level management in the financial industry before she set out on her own.
Samantha is running a program right now based on how she went from food stamps to six figures in nine months.
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If Sam's message resonates with you today, please connect with her @iamsamanthajoy or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Misunderstood as The Challenger with Libby Cole
Libby Cole, owner of Expand Coaching and Consulting and an Enneagram 8w7, joins me on the podcast to talk about her experience as The Challenger personality type. She has learned through her life and business experience that Challengers who are women are often times the most misunderstood Enneagram type.
Libby wants to set the record straight that female 8s can be soft, influential, and great leaders all at the same time! I couldn’t agree more that she shows up with empathy, sensitivity, and a lot of fire for her mission in life.
Libby’s background professionally was mostly higher education before taking the leap to become a business owner and empowering herself to lead others through Enneagram coaching.
Libby believes that misunderstanding and miscommunication is what holds people back in relationships. In her words, “When people begin to learn more about themselves, they can also be more understanding of others. This is a beautiful outcome of learning the Enneagram, the awareness that there are 8 other ways of approaching something. It can also give you permission to step into your true, authentic self without apology.”
If her message resonates with you today, please connect with her on Instagram @enneagramtoexpand or via email at email@example.com
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If you want to get real
I resonate with what Dave says on so many levels! He and his killer guests have helped me continue to dive deeper into understanding my relationship with myself, how it has impacted my relationships with others, and how to harness that knowledge for the better in my future relationships. Listen if you’re ready to get real with yourself.
Changed my life
The approach to dating, and life in general, that Dave has has shaped my life in ways I didn’t think possible. Still growing and learning but I think of what he had discussed at least once a day and has made me feel better about my decisions and has empowered me to put ME first. There’s a topic for everyone here and even if it doesn’t resonate with you at the time, who knows? Maybe one day we will find ourselves in that spot, or our partner! And we could definitely use his guidance which has been proven to help, at least in my personal experience, I am glad I stumble upon him and this experience.
Love this podcast!
I have grown so much listening to the expert guests each week. I’m a true believer in the purpose and mission behind this podcast!