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For the last 20 years, among other things, I was an Executive Coach to CEO’s of larger corporations. Now I am moving on to MY Next Chapter. I invite you to join me in my journey. It makes no difference if you are retiring or making any significant change to your life. We are all on the same journey. So tune in and tag along.

We will talk about “what you can do next.” It might deal with transition, desire, curiosity, loss, or anything else that has to do with our Next Chapter in Life.

The Next Chapter with Charlie Charlie Hedges

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For the last 20 years, among other things, I was an Executive Coach to CEO’s of larger corporations. Now I am moving on to MY Next Chapter. I invite you to join me in my journey. It makes no difference if you are retiring or making any significant change to your life. We are all on the same journey. So tune in and tag along.

We will talk about “what you can do next.” It might deal with transition, desire, curiosity, loss, or anything else that has to do with our Next Chapter in Life.

    #176 Dena Crowder 2020: The Year of Wisdom

    #176 Dena Crowder 2020: The Year of Wisdom

    Show Notes 
    Well today, Paul, our life coach Dena Crowder and I will wrap up 2020 by reviewing my personal year and then trying to determine “what essential life wisdom lesson did I learn this year?”
    Dena Crowder is THE best at digging deep into the inner self to help determine wisdom lessons learned in life.
    So today I will participate in a Dena Crowder designed Life Learning Exercise in which she will take me down a road to discover what wisdom I gained from 2020.
    This process is always so fun… and just a bit scary as the truth that emerges may be pleasant or it may be a significant challenge… We’ll see…
    For today’s episode I plan to enter the show about 5 minutes into the conversation… but you won’t miss anything. Dena is just beginning her overview of the process.
    But, before we begin our conversation, just a bit about Dena:
    Dena Crowder is known as the most innovative strategist and consultant for creators and leaders.  Her clients include Grammy and Emmy award winners, CNN Hero’s, founders, writers, performers, educators, and upstarts from every industry.
    In her latest achievement Dena had the honor of participating as a Ted X speaker, on the subject of “The Power is You.” Now... I wonder how many is feeling that power in quarantine today? Some are thriving while others struggle deeply. That’s what I plan to talk about that today.
    So… Paul, let’s join the conversation already in process with Dena Crowder and me.
    You can reach Dena at www.denacrowder.com
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life
     

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    #175 Terry Hershey: On “Serial Quitting”

    #175 Terry Hershey: On “Serial Quitting”

    Show Notes 
    So Paul. We are recording the last episode of the year today.
    To do so, I want to have a chat with our friend Terry Hershey to talk about beginnings and endings. We will talk about TS Elliot and his poetry in the Four Quartets, especially the second poem, East Coker. Where he writes, “In my beginning is my end.”
    The search for today will be about knowing when to quit or when to “hang in for the next stage.”
    Now “quitting” is such a loaded concept in the American lexicon.
    Let’s see what Terry Hershey has to say about quitting and how it may relate to new beginnings and endings.
    Visit Terry at www.terryhershey.com .
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life

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    #174 Austin Hedges Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Life of a Professional Athlete

    #174 Austin Hedges Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Life of a Professional Athlete

    Show Notes 
    Hi Paul. Today we are reaching back to a guest we had on the show about one year ago, my son Austin Hedges. Austin is a professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians. After nearly a decade of playing since graduating high school for the San Diego Padres, he was traded in late August to the Cleveland Indians.
    What I hope to chat about today has to do with both the inner emotional roller coaster ride, of ups and downs, family life, professional life and the place of dreams in the most competitive of environments.
    This show will be a “behind the scenes” view of what it is like to be both hero as well as unappreciated. Fans are fickle and they frequently feel the right to express their opinions: many positive and some not so positive.
    In addition I want to get into “life during the season” and “life during the off-season.”
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life

    • 46 min
    #173 Charlie – Personal Growth: Ladders or Trellises

    #173 Charlie – Personal Growth: Ladders or Trellises

    Show Notes  
    I am very passionate about the topic for today. You see I have sort of an aversion what is known as “linear growth.” You know, the old 3 or 5 Steps to Accomplishing the Life You Want.
    I think linear growth is quite effective when learning and even mastering a particular discipline. But… even then, there comes a point when the novice reaches the Master level and at that time goes into a “free form” mode, using all that has been learned but now to freely create with competence.
    And so I wonder about the way we use the word “growth” in personal development. Unfortunately, growth frequently assumes a missing link of competence, a sense of incompleteness. When the truth is, growth is always “additive.” Personal growth is all about adding to our already existing sense of reservoir place and purpose in life.
    For that reason I came upon a metaphor for growth: ladders of trellises.
    Let’s talk more about it with Producer Paul.
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life

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    #172 Terry Hershey: Chasing Fairy Tales

    #172 Terry Hershey: Chasing Fairy Tales

    Show Notes 
    Who doesn’t love Fairy Tales?
    Today Terry Hershey and I will engage in yet another very impromptu discussion. This time we plan to dive into the, may I say, treacherous waters of Fairy Tail.
    As kids, so many of us were “Walt Disneyed” with challenging and happy-ending Fairy Tales, which offered hope for overcoming the hardships and trials that come with real life. And the messages from Fairy Tales continue to influence the way so many of us project and plan our futures.
    But not all Fairy Tails ended the way Walt Disney Productions portrayed them did they? Cinderella, Snow White and The Little Mermaid originally had rather grim endings. And speaking of grim, just think of the Brothers Grimm tales. In fact, the fairy tales written by the Grimm brothers were not even intended for children… the stories were indeed quite “adult."
    But today we are still, in our most optimistic moments, prone to compose stories of a particularly hopeful future. While I, personally, think that is a good thing to do, but the question arises, “Are personal fairy tales helpful?”
    Let’s see what comes up in my lively conversation with Terry Hershey.
    Visit Terry at www.terryhershey.com .
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life
     

    • 43 min
    #171 Haley Chapman: Daring to Dream Big

    #171 Haley Chapman: Daring to Dream Big

    Show Notes
    It is so good to be back in studio. I so prefer working with you in here rather than remotely in my home office. Now that’s odd coming from an introvert. But I think perhaps I am only a “partial introvert,” I still enjoy live conversations with interesting people.
    And “interesting” certainly describes our guest today. I have known Haley Chapman for longer than fifteen years, all beginning when she was just 9 or 10 years old. And in the meantime Haley has grown up to become an impressive and enthusiastic young woman with unique talents and most challenging dreams.
    Her bio reads: Haley Chapman is a young entertainment industry professional living in Los Angeles, CA. Most recently she has worked as a publicist at multiple record labels, television and film production studios, including Dick Clark Productions. Haley is also a most gifted singer / songwriter, having released her first EP at 18 years old. She attended Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where she received her degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industry Studies.
    I am keenly interested in chatting with Haley about the challenging and ultra competitive journey of a brilliant and creative artist.
    With that let’s bring Haley Chapman on the show.
    You can contact Haley at haleychapman25@gmail.com
    Listen to Haley’s Songs Here: https-//soundcloud.com/hal#4375
     
    For more with Charlie Hedges please visit www.thenextchapter.life

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This podcast is a great resource for anyone going through a big change. Charlie's an awesome host, and he and his guests always have a fountain of wisdom to share. It's a great showcase of how things can and will work out in the end, regardless of the change.

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