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That moment: your palms are sweating, your stomach is churning and you're full-on scared. You have to tell someone something. About yourself. About your life. You don't know how they'll take it. You fear the worst. That's a "coming out" moment. Whether you're LGBTQ2S+ or not, you'll be inspired by Nancy Shadlock, CEO and Founder of Centered Life Coaching and her guests as they explore "coming out" stories of all kinds. Listen in weekly as people talk about coming out as trans, as a sex therapist, or share coming out about domestic abuse they've endured. Meet everyday people getting their brave on. We're all hiding in closets of our own making. Everyone has a different story. We are always evolving. We can shed what's no longer true for us. Be inspired by those who left the closet for something better and are willing to talk about it to help you find the courage to rock the next evolution of your own coming out story.

The Coming Out Chronicles Nancy Shadlock

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

That moment: your palms are sweating, your stomach is churning and you're full-on scared. You have to tell someone something. About yourself. About your life. You don't know how they'll take it. You fear the worst. That's a "coming out" moment. Whether you're LGBTQ2S+ or not, you'll be inspired by Nancy Shadlock, CEO and Founder of Centered Life Coaching and her guests as they explore "coming out" stories of all kinds. Listen in weekly as people talk about coming out as trans, as a sex therapist, or share coming out about domestic abuse they've endured. Meet everyday people getting their brave on. We're all hiding in closets of our own making. Everyone has a different story. We are always evolving. We can shed what's no longer true for us. Be inspired by those who left the closet for something better and are willing to talk about it to help you find the courage to rock the next evolution of your own coming out story.

    088: Breaking Barriers: Navigating Trans Youth Rights and Diversity Dialogues with Dr. Jackie F. Steele スティール若希

    088: Breaking Barriers: Navigating Trans Youth Rights and Diversity Dialogues with Dr. Jackie F. Steele スティール若希

    Join Nancy Shadlock & Dr. Jackie F. Steele スティール若希 for a captivating conversation touching on the complex journey of transgender youth, diversity of thought, family law rights, and the role of Democracy.

    They delve into cognitive bias, freedom of conscience, and the importance a variety of voices and yet maintaining emotional safety in democratic dialogue. The episode also explores law reform's role in creating equality for Queer folks in Japan and policy-based solutions for societal issues. Drawing on Jackie's extensive experience in Japan, they discuss the country's evolving understanding of Queer identities. Tune in for a rich exploration of how we can create emotionally safe spaces for dialogue with those who have a diversity of perspectives.

    Key Points:


    Law Reform & Equality


    The struggle for rights and acceptance of transgender youth 


    Access to affirming care and support is crucial for the well-being of trans youth.


    Informed consent requires access to diverse perspectives and support networks.


    Exploring Queerness in Japan


    Women Empowerment in Japan


    Desire for Emotional Safety amongst divergent voices



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    • 1 hr 3 min
    087: Learning to Trust your own Voice with Jennifer Knapp.

    087: Learning to Trust your own Voice with Jennifer Knapp.

    Jennifer Knapp is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, author, speaker and advocate. Her impressive history includes selling over one million albums with her first three releases Kansas (debut 1998, Gold-certified), Lay It Down (2000), and The Way I Am (2001). She has earned four Dove Awards and two Grammy nominations. The Kansas-born musician has toured the globe with artists such as Jars of Clay and was featured on the Lilith Fair Tour in 1999 and 2010. Knapp received critical acclaim for her human approach to the divine, with The Los Angeles Times calling her “a rising star” and People Magazine describing her as “an uncommonly literate songwriter.”

    As the first major artist in the Christian music world to speak openly about LGBTQ identity, her unique position created opportunities for national dialogue, including appearances on Larry King Live and the TEDx stage. In 2012 Knapp founded the non-profit organization Inside Out Faith, through which she continues to speak and perform nationally as an advocate for LGBTQ & faith issues.

    Today on the pod she speaks about:


    Her Coming Out Story.
    Her Alter Ego Big Delores.
    What was really going on when she stepped away from music for a few years.
    How heteronormativity has shaped our spirituality for so long.
    Her next Coming Out Chapter.

    Jennifer Knapp has been a very helpful resource to me in my own coming out, and I was delighted to be able to speak with her, and share our conversation with you. My hope is it will help you on your own coming out journeys. May we each find our own authentic voice... and share that with the world.

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    • Want to have a session to reclaim part of yourself that you've lost along the way?  Maybe it's your voice... to help you speak your truth, or maybe you've lost your ability to be playful. This is a deep and powerful session to help you live into the more that is awaiting you! 

    Sign up for this powerful session here.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    086: What straight couples can learn from same sex couples with Dr. Lynda Spann.

    086: What straight couples can learn from same sex couples with Dr. Lynda Spann.

    Dr. Lynda Spann shares her personal coming out story as well as her professional coming out story.  The two are connected.  The work she does at the Lesbian Couples Institute with her wife Lisa is very important and unique. You can find them here: https://lesbiancouplesinstitute.com



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    • 31 min
    085: Embracing our own Internalized Homophobia with Nadjeschda Taranczewski

    085: Embracing our own Internalized Homophobia with Nadjeschda Taranczewski

    Nadja is a powerhouse of a coach and someone that I have personally learned so much from in the past year.  I love that in this episode she shares vulnerably about her own internalized homophobia even though she's been married to a woman for years.  She teaches us some tools to work through this and inspires us to live whole lives.

    If you would like to take Nadja's Money mindset course from her institute Conscious U, the next cohort starts in February.  Sign up for CU Money here: https://www.conscious-u.com/cumoney/
    The Tag line for the course is: Do what you Love... With and Without Money!   I love that and am living into it in my own life!

    If you'd like to experience a block party with me, you can sign up here: www.centered.ca/workwithme

    As always, I'd love to hear from you if you enjoyed this: nancy@centered.ca

    • 50 min
    084: Quitting... with Nancy Shadlock, and kind of Annie Duke

    084: Quitting... with Nancy Shadlock, and kind of Annie Duke

    I share my synopsis of Annie Duke's book Quit.

    She shares so many helpful ideas of how to know when it's time to quit and how to do it well.  It really stretched my opinion of quitting from a judgement of being a bad thing, to it being a really good thing.

    I hope it stretches you to think about times you maybe should have quit sooner in the past, or gives you courage and tools for quitting something that's not working for you right now.

    If you'd like to share a quitting story from your past that others can learn from, you can record it here and we may even include it on the show if you'd like: https://anchor.fm/comingout/message

    And if you're ready to quit something but it feels too scary, send me a message and I will be your quit coach.  Nancy@Centered.ca

    • 10 min
    083: The pain of change; coming out as gay with Mika

    083: The pain of change; coming out as gay with Mika

    This episode is very vulnerable and tender.  Mika shares her coming out in the middle of coming out... not when she's got it all wrapped up with a bow.  I love the inspiration that she is to be honest and live our truth.

    If you'd like to send in a coming out story of your own, you can click this link and record it to send it in.  

    • 34 min

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Tara@RMB ,

Best podcast!

Nance has such a lovely, smooth presence. As an interviewer, she is both comforting and inquisitive. I’m Tara Galeano and featured on episode #3. This was, and still is, one of my favorite podcast interviews. Nance is a natural. Love her.
Oh yes, I sang Diana Ross, not Donna Summers. My apologies.

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