30 episodes

A podcast for curious people who know that there is no one right answer for how to live your best life. Finding new ideas about how to improve, and trying them out, is important! Join Danielle McCombs and Kristy Olinger, friends with similar mindsets and different perspectives, as they share the big and small ideas that changed them and test out new things in the ongoing trial and error of life. It’s short, fun, and easy to listen to… and it’s the opposite of small talk.

The Opposite of Small Talk Danielle McCombs & Kristy Olinger

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

A podcast for curious people who know that there is no one right answer for how to live your best life. Finding new ideas about how to improve, and trying them out, is important! Join Danielle McCombs and Kristy Olinger, friends with similar mindsets and different perspectives, as they share the big and small ideas that changed them and test out new things in the ongoing trial and error of life. It’s short, fun, and easy to listen to… and it’s the opposite of small talk.

    How to disagree without being disagreeable, with Michael Bryant

    How to disagree without being disagreeable, with Michael Bryant

    With the holidays coming up and families that may have very differing opinions when it comes to any number of things, we thought it would be a good time to learn how to disagree without being disagreeable. Michael Bryant is our guest, known for helping people get 'unstuck', today he's lending his wisdom to help us improve our relationships when we disagree. 

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    • 45 min
    Crazy Busy is a Warning Sign

    Crazy Busy is a Warning Sign

    Crazy busy isn’t a badge of honor, it’s a warning sign. Danielle and Kristy talk with productivity mentor Judy Dang about the factors that lead us into a frenzied crazy busy state. While it can sometimes be inefficiencies in how we work or mismatched skill sets, it can just a as easily be things like comparison and people pleasing that cause us to say yes to too much. We talk about the mindset shifts and practical tips to help you calm the crazy and settle into a feeling of enoughness.

    • 38 min
    Resiliency with Mary Jury

    Resiliency with Mary Jury

    We talk with Mary Jury, an experienced consultant, coach, and certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator about what it means to be resilient and the importance of being radically responsible for what you are attracting in your life. Danielle and Kristy celebrate the 1 year anniversary of starting the podcast.

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    • 50 min
    Imposter Syndrome, with Cheryl China

    Imposter Syndrome, with Cheryl China

    We interview Cheryl China, a Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank who despite career success found herself sometimes feeling like a fraud. Cheryl discovered that these feelings are normal and they even have a name, imposter syndrome. Kristy shares her experience doing a 24-hour marathon.

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    • 34 min
    The Fine Art Of Small Talk, With Debra Fine

    The Fine Art Of Small Talk, With Debra Fine

    We couldn’t resist the irony of dedicating an episode to small talk, You may be surprised to learn that despite the title of the podcast we both feel like small talk is an important part of building connections with people. In this episode our expert is Debra Fine, the author of The Fine Art of Small Talk. We talk about what small talk is, why it’s important, and Debra shares some of her best tips. Also in this episode, Kristy reports back on her challenge to watch the news.

    • 48 min
    Equity Matters With Rashanda Udekwu & Isaiah Samuel

    Equity Matters With Rashanda Udekwu & Isaiah Samuel

    In this episode we are joined by Rashanda Udekwu and Isaiah Samuel, thought leaders on racial equity who have started a virtual round table of like-minded professionals called Equity Matters. Rashanda and Isaiah are community builders… working to impact one of the most pressing challenges of our time, inequality.

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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

BibsHundooo ,

Brilliant and Engaging

Kristy and Danielle are a great duo. They have curated a great platform for thought leaders and curious minds and I am glad to have found this!

Cheers and keep up the good work.

HilarySF ,

Very applicable to big topics in my life!

Love this podcast! They seem to cover stuff my friends and I just started discussing. They bring in great experts for fresh perspectives on super timely pertinent topics!

Rosen98 ,

BEST PODCAST EVER!

Love this podcast. I love listening to Kristy and Danielle on this podcast. They are so insightful and interesting. I have learned so much and can’t wait for future episodes!

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