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.
#247 Dr Ron Alexander: Discovering Your Core Creativity
Looking to upgrade your creative abilities? The new book, Core Creativity, by Dr Ron Alexander offers ways to go beyond the limitations of ordinary creativity to access the core creativity that comes from the very center of your being: the depths of your unconscious.
Dr. Ronald Alexander has decades of experience working with core creatives. Using mindfulness practice, meditation and visualizations, and habits and mindsets of highly creative people, anyone can experience the flow of ideas as if from an infinitely abundant source.
He is the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute, practices mindfulness-based mind-body psychotherapy and leadership coaching in Santa Monica, CA,
Dr Ron and I really have much to talk about.
With that let’s bring on our guest…
Click here to check out Dr Ron’s latest book: Core Creativity Visit to Dr Ron’s website at www.corecreativity.com
Hearing and Healing Your Inner Child
Tune in again to Charlie's incredible talk with Shasheen Shah on managing your inner most self. As wrote about in his book THE KID AND THE KING. And through his work with high achieving CEOs and maverick entrepreneurs as the Founder of Coherent Strategies. And see if you can hear more clearly the call (and cries) of your inner child.
As Charlie continues his work in Uganda for Wells of Life. Returning next week with a full report of what he saw, heard and did there this trip.
REVISIT Michaela Renee Johnson
While Charlie is in Africa (working on the WELLS OF LIFE charity project), let's revisit some of our most popular recent guests. Like Michaela Renee Johnson.
Michaela Renee Johnson practices and preaches a life of excitement, joy and (most of all) happiness. Which leads Charlie to happily remind us all in this episode that "yes, we are STILL allowed to pursue happiness...even in these troubled and turbulent times!"
Michaels is a breath of fresh air in this episode. And a true "happiness expert". Having built a whole movement around this topic through her book "Be You, Be Happy". Along with all the workshops, seminars and coaching she's added as well. Complimenting her work as a psychotherapist, life coach and happy podcaster.
So BE YOU, BE HAPPY. And hear again her joyful journey towards finding the everyday happiness in her own life. As Charlie pursues his own path of personal happiness in Africa as a happy "water warrior", drilling water wells in Uganda for those without this most basic human need (clean water).
#246 Stephanie Allen: Discover Your Artistic Identity
We are in for a real treat today. I have already spent nearly three hours of discussion regarding Your Artistic Identity with our very special guest, Dr. Stephanie Allen. My problem today is not regarding “what I want to talk about,” but what I have to leave out because Stephanie has so much wisdom to share.
Stephanie Allen holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota. She teaches violin to students of all ages in her school Violin Technique Coaching.
But Stephanie’s expertise is not exclusively regrading violin or music in general. She teaches anyone how to bring your inherent art form out of hiding someplace within. And she is a master at her craft!
Stephanie is committed to preserving both the artist and the art. She writes this, “Music is in my DNA. I have a beautiful lineage of musicians in my family. But the art of mastery is not something you can inherit. It is a path that is studied, practiced, learned, and explored. It is an intentional path. Often, the art of mastery is a path that is wrought with pain, fear, performance anxiety, and abuse. But it does not have to be. Mastery demands structure and regimen, but it does not demand fear or stress.
Stephanie is a master artist who has developed a brilliant methodology for teaching violin and for helping artists in general how to thrive in their art. And oh, by the way, Stephanie believes that every single one of us possesses that artist within. We will talk about that.
Please visit Stephanie’s lovely website at https://www.violintc.com/ for more information.
#245 NEW Lindsay Davis- Clues for a Meaningful and Memorable Life
Just about one month ago we did a show with one of my very favorite people, Creative Business and Performance Coach, Lindsay Davis. For those interested, that was show #238 on the very important subject of Detachment. It was all about how to emotionally detach from stress-inducing situations.
As we neared the end of the episode, we realized that a follow-up session might be very helpful and offer clarity on a subject very dear to all of us: how do we discover our purpose in life. Now… this is a tricky discussion because there seems (to me) to be two kinds of purposes: One is that general purpose of simply being a good person (you know, with strong values and engaging relationships), but the second kind of purpose is frequently much more difficult to discover. And that is: What is YOUR Personal Purpose.
That is what we will talk about today with Lindsay Davis—who has most helpful thoughts on how to discover “clues to making your life meaningful and memorable.”
#244 Rand Sperry: Making the Most of the Years that Matter Most
Well, it’s my first day back from 3 weeks in Portugal. I am rested and ready to go. Today’s show is sort of a last-minute idea because we feared I would be hampered by jetlag, but that is not the case.
I am so happy to say that my dear friend, Rand Sperry was available to have a discussion on a subject very dear to both of us—basically it’s all about how to optimize “old age” before you reach “Old, old age.” Haha
In the 2020’s we have an entirely different concept of old age than we did 50 years ago. 50 years ago, 60 was considered old. Today that is not the case. In fact, I am not even sure what we consider to be “old age” now days—certainly not before 80 years old.
In two months, I will be 73 and I feel as if I am at least 20 years younger. In fact, I am in what I consider to be the most golden years of life. I call these years my “Autumn” which I will explain later in the show.
So let’s bring on the very youthful Rand Sperry to talk about “Making the Most of the Years that Matter Most.”
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A true respite to listen as Charlie brings engaging and inspiring guests to my ears. I love his style and wisdom as he shares with us and interviews each guest. A great podcast!
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.