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Hosted by Dr. Kate Lund, The Optimized Mind explores how we can define our own unique context, build resilience and maximize potential through engaging with today's top thought leaders in the business and personal development space. Learn more at: https://missionmatters.com/author/kate-lund/

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Hosted by Dr. Kate Lund, The Optimized Mind explores how we can define our own unique context, build resilience and maximize potential through engaging with today's top thought leaders in the business and personal development space. Learn more at: https://missionmatters.com/author/kate-lund/

    The Human Side of Leadership with Captain Sandy Yawn

    The Human Side of Leadership with Captain Sandy Yawn

    In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with  Captain Sandy Yawn, who is well-known from Bravo's hit series Below Deck Mediterranean. The discussion is robust as Sandy shares insights into how she moved through and beyond challenge early in her life to where she is now. Sandy shares invaluable insight into ideas of self-leadership, seeing possibility beyond challenge and maximizing potential. The conversation also focus on Captain Sandy's recently released book, Be The Calm or Be The Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm.
    Captain Sandy Yawn is a Fort Lauderdale native with over three decades of yachting experience under her belt, Captain Sandy Yawn is one of the most respected captains in the industry. A renowned super yacht captain and mentor in the yachting industry, Yawn is always looking to support crew members to reach their full potential. Sandy knew she wanted her career to revolve around the ocean from an early age and wasn’t discouraged when she discovered yachting to be a male-dominated field. Knowing the difficulties that come with leading an entire team while providing five-star service, she makes it her mission to know everything and every department on the boat.
    To Learn More about Captain Sandy, visit:
    Captainsandyyawn.com
    Be the Calm or Be the Storm: Leadership Lessons from a Woman at the Helm:
    https://amzn.to/40ds2eM
    Book Cover:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wG-FrmDn23L-0POCPqFU7d9iUIMWbEVf/view?usp=sharing



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    • 35 min
    Turning Dreams into Reality with Jon Meggison

    Turning Dreams into Reality with Jon Meggison

    In this episode of the Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with actor Jon Meggison. The discussion focuses on Jon's path from a career in sales to a career as a full-time actor. Central themes include -- grit, perseverance, resilience and passion to go after your dreams to create a new reality. 
    Actor Jon Meggison stars in his first lead film as Eric Olsen on the Amazon Prime original movie A Haunting In Ravenwood (2021) directed by Calvin McCarthy. This film features Eileen Dietz who is best known for her appearances in many horror film roles such as the face of the demon in The Exorcist, Halloween II, Friday The 13th Pt3, just to name a few.
    Still new to the industry Jon caught fire in early 2021 where he plays a supporting role of a character named Ryan, in a feature film called Survivors Choice. This film is led by Hollywood actor Eric Roberts known for movies like 'The Coca-Cola Kid' (1985), 'Best of the Best' (1989), 'The Specialist' (1994), and 'National Security' (2003.
    In his short time in the industry Jon won his first individual award as Best Lead Actor in the film called It Takes Talent (2021) written & Directed by Roleph Dubreus. In his most recent film Jon stars as Porter Watson in the horror film called Conjuring the Beyond. This film is written and directed by Calvin McCarthy and will be released to platforms July 10th, 2022.
    Jon has had a lifelong love of basketball and in his spare time he plays in a men's Basketball league. This is something he enjoys most and it gives him the opportunity to reset and stay connected with his first passion and the friends that he grew up with. He has played from the age of 5 all through elementary, middle school & high school. Another thing that Jon loves to do most is spend time with his family. He has 3 little boys that are the love of his life and he wants to show them that you are never too old to chase your dream and that you can pursue your passion and raise a family.


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    • 28 min
    Recognize. Reflect. Take Action with Kathy Simon

    Recognize. Reflect. Take Action with Kathy Simon

    In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Kathy Simon, author of Recognize. Reflect. Take Action. The conversation focuses on the importance of self-awareness, reflection and of course action in making and sustaining positive change.
    Kathy Simon is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who currently works on the counseling team at a boarding high school in New Hampshire. Kathy also does mental health trainings and consultation for different agencies and organizations on topics such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Kathy has been in the mental health field for 20 years working a variety of settings with different populations. Through all of those experiences, Kathy has developed a broad view of mental health and the themes that can be present for many of us despite differences in identity, background, lifestyle, etc. Kathy takes a holistic approach in her work in order to highlight the interconnectedness of all aspects of a person’s life. 
    To learn more about Kathy, visit:
    @kathy_Simon2022
    https://amzn.to/3GKVZdk

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    • 37 min
    Fostering Hope and Possibility with Alex Seblatnigg

    Fostering Hope and Possibility with Alex Seblatnigg

    In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Alex Seblatnigg, Director of Volunteer Services and Internal Engagement at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. The conversation focuses on the work Alex does leading a team of volunteers to bring a sense of hope and possibility to those recovering from catastrophic injuries. 

    Alex is the Director of Volunteer Services and Internal Engagement at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. The Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.  
    To Learn More about Alex and The Shepherd, visit:
    www.shepherd.org
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    • 26 min
    Letting Life Lead with Kate Brenton

    Letting Life Lead with Kate Brenton

    In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with author Kate Brenton about her recently released book, Rebirth. The discussion focuses on the ways in which we can change course and grow if we leave ourselves open to the possibilities life offers, even if those possibilities are not obvious. 
    Inspired teacher, author + bodyworker Kate Brenton, Ed.M., helps women connect the dots between their purpose, passion, and true brilliance. 

    She loves meeting women where they are and guiding them back to their center. Kate's holistic work combines life experience with her studies of Polynesian Healing Arts. Clients work with her one-on-one, in intimate online settings + on retreats.
    A little more about Kate: she flips between craft coffee and herbal tea. She is a book reader + a hiker, although with her toddler son it is more like traipsing these days. She looks up to her dog as a mentor in patience and unconditional love. She currently resides outside of Philadelphia with her family, nourishing her connection to Hawaii seasonally.
    To learn more about Kate, visit:
    www.Katebrenton.com
    https://www.amazon.com/Rebirth-Real-Life-Stories-About-Happens/dp/1953445268/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28MPYX7Z0HOFQ&keywords=rebirth+kate+brenton&qid=1670544398&sprefix=rebirth%2Caps%2C147&sr=8-1

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    • 49 min
    High Performance Leadership with Tony Kirton

    High Performance Leadership with Tony Kirton

    In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate discusses principles of high-performance leadership and resilience with Tony Kirton, co-founder of Neurozone. 

    Tony first arrived in the US in the mid-80s as a transfer within the VW Group to head up marketing for Audi of America. He had previously been head of marketing for the VW Group’s South African subsidiary. Five years later Tony was offered the VP Sales job for the VW Group in the UK. There he had responsibility for sales of all VW and Audi products through a three hundred strong dealer network. From there he was actively recruited to join the Management Board of BMW’s South African subsidiary. With responsibility for sales, marketing, customer service, distribution, and motorsport, Tony also served as Chairman of a group of five large BMW owned and operated dealerships.
    Other life experiences include developing an IMAX Theater in Charleston, SC, founder and CEO of a brand strategy and design firm in Scottsdale, AZ. These experiences ultimately led to a transition to the brave new world of neuroscience.
    In 2011, Tony co-founded Neurozone in Cape Town, South Africa with neurologist and cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Etienne van der Walt. Developers of the Behavioral Code for Resilience and High Performance, Neurozone has assessed and generated personalized reports for thousands of participants. These include business leaders and their teams, executive coaches, physicians, students ... and, in partnership with an Australian company, people with disabilities.
    Tony lives near Detroit, MI working as a resilience and high-performance readiness coach and consultant. His primary role is to develop industry partnership opportunities for Neurozone in the US and Canada.
    To learn more about Tony, visit:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonykirton/

    Contact Tony at:
    tony@neurozone.com
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    • 34 min

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