218 episodes

The Other Side of Potential podcast explores the many complexities of our world that often disrupt our ability to live a meaningful prosperous life. What does it mean to be fully alive and human in a constantly changing world? How can we grow from suffering and loss? Why do we sabotage our own lives? What does it take to live a fulfilling life?Seasonal episodes will include immersive conversations from thought leaders in the area of psychology, human development, human and organizational systems, leadership, and societal issues.

The Other Side Of Potential Sharon Spano

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The Other Side of Potential podcast explores the many complexities of our world that often disrupt our ability to live a meaningful prosperous life. What does it mean to be fully alive and human in a constantly changing world? How can we grow from suffering and loss? Why do we sabotage our own lives? What does it take to live a fulfilling life?Seasonal episodes will include immersive conversations from thought leaders in the area of psychology, human development, human and organizational systems, leadership, and societal issues.

    Episode 219: Fixing a Broken Civilization with Andrew Schmookler

    Episode 219: Fixing a Broken Civilization with Andrew Schmookler

    When we transitioned away from the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of our ancestors, we began a process of extricating ourselves from the niche in which we evolved biologically. Today we welcome back return guest Dr. Andrew Shmookler, to explain why it is only a matter of time before our civilization destroys itself unless we drastically change our current mode of operating.
    In this conversation, we cover some of his big ideas around some of the most noteworthy crises that are having catastrophic consequences across the world, and take an honest look at the evolution of civilization that got us here. From climate change to Donald Trump to social media, no stone is left unturned here today.
    Our systems are broken, and from a political, economic, and environmental standpoint, we need to do things differently in order to make them whole again. And we need to do those things with urgency. 


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Introducing today’s guest, Harvard University graduate, prize-winning author, and former Democratic candidate Dr. Andrew Shmookler.  Andrew’s definition of a civilization, and the problem that arises within civilizations over time.Crises being experienced in the world today.Why the climate crisis has been able to reach such a catastrophic point.How our economic and political systems need to change.A brief exploration of the evolution of our species.The failure of the American left to respond adequately to the opposition.Factors that Andrew believes have contributed to the trend of increasing fascism across the globe. Examples that highlight the brokenness of our systems.The disconnect between political leaders and the values that their supporters claim to hold dear.The dangerous power of the media.Evil that has made its way into our world.

    Transcript: Here

    Additional Resources:
    A Better Human Story: http://abetterhumanstory.org/ 
    The Parable of the Tribes: https://www.amazon.com/Parable-Tribes-Problem-Social-Evolution


    Links Mentioned:
    The Other Side of Potential Episode 205 on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-205
    The Other Side of Potential Episode 205 on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 56 min
    Episode 218: Decluttering Your Energy with Tanya Cole-Lesnick

    Episode 218: Decluttering Your Energy with Tanya Cole-Lesnick

    Do you ever feel like you are out of alignment? Or that you are living in a state of chaos? Or that you never have time to do the things that are important to you? This is what today’s guest, Tanya Cole-Lesnick, refers to as energetic clutter. And today’s episode is all about where it comes from and what you can do to let it go! 
    Tanya’s life-changing experience in group therapy inspired her to pursue a masters in social work, and for almost 30 years she has worked with countless patients to help them align their internal and external landscapes and ensure that they are living the fullest version of their lives. 
    As you listen to this episode, you will realize that you are not alone in whatever psychological issues you are struggling with, and that no matter how deep rooted your behavioral patterns may be, there is a way to break free from the damaging ones. It all starts with paying attention and being kind to yourself! Tune in now to hear it all. 


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Introducing today’s guest, Tanya Cole-Lesnick.How Tanya’s experience in group therapy changed her life.Tanya explains what inspired her to pursue a masters in social work. The power of sharing our vulnerabilities. How Tanya defines energetic clutter.Examples of how to let go of the energetic clutter in our lives.How resentment creates energetic clutter.Questions to ask yourself to determine what parts of your life are and aren’t in alignment.An example from Sharon’s life that highlights the importance of being aware of patterns in our lives.The benefits of “neuro drills.”Where Tanya’s people-pleasing traits originated from.Positive versus negative self-talk.Recommendations for how to get started on your journey of clearing your energetic clutter.
    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Website: https://www.tanyacole-lesnick.com/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tanyathetherapist/ 
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tanyathetherapist 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tcolelesnick 
    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Cole-Lesnick/100082024629165/ 


    Links Mentioned:
    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron: https://bookshop.org/p/books/the-artist-s-way
    The Holistic Psychologist on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.holistic.psychologist/


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 39 min
    Episode 217: Balancing Marriage, Family, and Business and When to Ask for Help

    Episode 217: Balancing Marriage, Family, and Business and When to Ask for Help

    Married life can be challenging enough on its own. But when you’re trying to balance it with raising a family and building a business, even the most robust relationships can end up taking strain. And when your time and attention are being demanded by so many key areas, something is bound to end up being neglected. 
    More often than not, it’s the marriage that ends up being inadvertently sacrificed for the sake of growing and maintaining a thriving business. With so many demands on your time, it can be difficult to make room for marriage counseling, and often it takes the threat of divorce or separation for couples to take action. This is where constellation work can be extremely useful. Underpinned by 70 years of research practice, constellation work can be used to unpack a variety of systems and relationships in your life. It’s an opportunity to do deep work and gain clarity in a compressed amount of time, a boon for couples that can’t afford months, or even years, of marriage counseling.
    In today’s solo cast, Dr. Sharon Spano reflects on how she is seeing more and more couples struggle with the strain of marriage, family, and entrepreneurship. With empathy and respect, Dr. Spano unpacks how dynamics in your marriage system can cause problems and offers a breakdown of how the constellation method can help couples gain clarity and receive guidance over the course of a 90-minute session. Tuning in you’ll hear about the special deal she is offering over the Black Friday period, why she put it together, and how listeners can access it.
    Seeking help takes courage. And it’s important to remember that you don’t need to take action all on your own. When you have the support of a professional, you can enter a space where reflection, clarity, and growth can readily take place. To learn more about the counseling that Dr. Spano is offering over this period, be sure to tune in today.


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Learn about Dr. Spano’s 6-week Marriage Masterclass.An overview of the special offer running through Black Friday and Cyber Monday.The concept of a marriage constellation and who can benefit from it.Why Dr. Spano decided to put together this marriage constellation offer.How constellations create a visual representation of what’s going on in your relationships.Examples of how constellations can be used in other areas.How Dr. Spano discovered the constellation process and became certified.The 70 years of research practice that underpins the constellation process.What to expect from a 90-minute session with Dr. Spano.How the marriage constellation process can help spouses who are trying to balance raising a family, maintaining their marriage, and building a business.
    Transcript: Here
    Links Mentioned:
    6-Week Marriage Masterclass: https://sharonspanoworkshops.com/constellation


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 20 min
    Episode 216: Grief, Healing, and Hope with Hope Reger

    Episode 216: Grief, Healing, and Hope with Hope Reger

    Trigger Warning: For listeners who wish to avoid Hope’s account of how she lost her son, Justin, please skip the audio between [0:02:31] and [0:08:46].
    The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful emotional experiences any of us can go through. And how we process a loss is unique to every individual. Yet societal expectations can often leave the bereaved feeling that they are somehow grieving incorrectly, even when there is no right or wrong way to experience a loss. 
    Our guest today is on a mission to change these expectations and help others along their unique journey of grief. Hope Reger is the founder of Grief 2 Hope, a virtual grief support group that assists individuals on their grief journey with authenticity and kindness. Please note that this episode discusses child loss, so please listen with care. 
    In our conversation Hope shares her grief journey and how she came to found Grief 2 Hope. She describes the details of their 7-week program along with an overview of what to expect from each session. She also reflects on the healing power of helping others and the connection she feels with other parents who have lost a child.
    Hope’s journey has not been an easy one. It takes immense courage for a mother to find healing and hope after such a devastating loss. But through her desire to help others, Hope has helped build a supportive community where we can all begin to heal and experience connection and kindness. We hope you’ll join us for this reflective conversation on grief, life, and healing.


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    An introduction to today’s special guest, Hope Reger.How the shock you experience after the loss of a loved one affects your ability to process information.Some of the logistical decisions Hope was confronted with shortly after she lost her son.The helpful counseling and support Hope received after her loss.The moment that made Hope live by the words “be kind”.Hope shares her journey of grief and how her outlook has changed.How to honor everyone's unique journey of grief.
    Transcript: Here

    Additional Resources:
    Hope Reger on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hope-reger/
    Grief 2 Hope: https://www.grief2hopesupport.com/
    Grief 2 Hope on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grief-2-hope/
    Grief 2 Hope on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grief2Hope2020/?ref=page_internal
    Grief 2 Hope on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grief2hope2020/
    Grief 2 Hope: A Mother's Memoir of Devastation to Determination: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 54 min
    Episode 215: Inside-Out and Outside-In: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Sheryl Anjanette

    Episode 215: Inside-Out and Outside-In: Dealing with Imposter Syndrome with Sheryl Anjanette

    Do you have trouble delegating or setting boundaries? Are you unnecessarily hard on yourself or others? Do you feel like you are undeserving of your achievements? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions, you are most likely struggling with imposter syndrome. 
    Imposter syndrome is experienced by over 85% of the population! Many people believe it is just something that you have to learn to live with, but Sheryl Anjanette disagrees. Having dealt with imposter syndrome herself, and driven by a desire to help others, Sheryl embarked on a mission to truly understand what imposter syndrome is, where it originates, and what can be done about it.
    During today’s episode, Sheryl, the founder of Anjanette Wellness and an international speaker and thought leader with more than 30 years of experience in the business arena, explains why imposter syndrome arises, the many different ways it can manifest within people, and how you can eliminate it from your life!


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    Introducing today’s guest, Sheryl Anjanette, and the topic of today’s conversation, imposter syndrome.The journey that led Sheryl to focus on helping people overcome imposter syndrome.Where imposter syndrome originates from.Sheryl shares the definition of imposter syndrome.Common false beliefs that people have about themselves.How imposter syndrome negatively affects a person’s life.How 85% of the population experience imposter syndrome!Exploring the concept of the Mindstack that Sheryl created to explain how imposter syndrome develops. Why Sheryl recommends framing your feelings as experiences rather than as part of your identity. How to reprogram and repattern your thinking. 
    Transcript: Here
    Additional Resources:
    Sheryl Anjanette Website: https://www.sherylanjanette.com/ 
    Anjanette Wellness Academy: https://www.sherylanjanette.com/academy
    Sheryl Anjanette on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheryl-anjanette/
    Sheryl Anjanette on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sherylanjanette/  
    Sheryl Anjanette on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherylanjanette 
    Imposter Syndrome Quiz: https://www.sherylanjanette.com/quiz 


    Links Mentioned:
    The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Thoughts-Successful-Women-Impostor/ 
    Gender Intelligence Group: https://www.genderintelligence.com/ 


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 41 min
    Episode 214: The Principles of Performance Science with Dr. Carla Fowler

    Episode 214: The Principles of Performance Science with Dr. Carla Fowler

    For all the high performers out there who want to really make the most of their potential, it’s time to come to grips with the principles of performance science. Joining us today to break down the three primary performance science categories is the awe-inspiring Dr. Carla Fowler. There is no doubt that Carla, herself, is a high performer, having earned both an MD and a Ph.D., all the while playing high-level sports! Taking the skills she acquired in medicine and science, Carla made a surprising pivot and is now the Managing Director and Founder of the executive coaching company, THAXA.
    In this episode, we discuss the importance of work-life congruency, and Carla opens up about what drew her to the field of human performance and coaching. She also shares her unique coaching framework, explaining how and why she uses the principles of performance science. We investigate the purpose of working with a coach, what prevents people from seeking coaching, and the far-reaching benefits of investing in yourself.
    Carla truly epitomizes what it means to be a high-level performer. Tune in to discover what she considers to be the most significant principles in performance science. If you want to learn more about what it means to achieve brutal focus and cultivate power and an abundance mindset, this episode is for you! 


    What you’ll learn about in this episode:
    The impetus behind Dr. Carla Fowlers MD and Ph.D. qualifications.Why she chose to pivot from medicine to human performance.The importance of work-life congruency.How and why Carla uses the principles of performance science in her coaching.  The three most significant performance science categories: strategy, execution, and mindset.Carla breaks down the principles of performance science.The questions Carla asks clients to help them achieve brutal focus.Her overall process of working with a client.Why humans are driven to work.How to cultivate power and produce results.The value of visibility.Why it’s important to relish uncertainty, and how to do so.Advice for cultivating a mindset of abundance.What prevents people from seeking coaching.The far-reaching benefits of investing in yourself.The concept of client-partnered versus client-driven.The purpose of working with a coach.The importance of scheduling real vacation time.The etymology of THAXA.

    Transcript: Here

    Additional Resources:
    Dr. Carla Fowler on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-fowler/
    THAXA Executive Coaching: https://www.thaxa.com/


    Links Mentioned:
    The Formula by Albert-László Barabási: https://www.amazon.com/Formula-Universal-Laws-Success/dp/0316505498


    Sharon Spano:
    Website: sharonspano.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/SharonSpanoPHD
    Instagram: instagram.com/drsharonspano/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sharonspano/
    Book: thetimemoneybook.com
    Contact: sharon@sharonspano.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/SharonSpano
    The Other Side of Potential Podcast: sharonspano.com/podcast/

    • 49 min

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38 Ratings

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Engaged and amazing host!

Sharon and I felt like we were old friends. I wanted to talk for hours! She keeps you very engaged and asks all the right questions! I am grateful for the opportunity of being on her podcast and love what she is doing to spread kindness and hope.

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Engaging and useful!

Sharon is great at maintaining the flow of conversation and taking it to interesting places by sharing her own experience and asking good questions of her guests!

Great topics - easy to follow! ,

First Time Listener

I tuned into The Other Side of Potential for the first time with episode 98 featuring Michelle Arpin Begina. I'm a huge fan of Michelle's and seek out her speaking opportunities as much as I can. I was excited to see this new interview and be able to learn more about her unique background that makes her a HUGE thought leader in the field and is always thinking ahead of what the industry is going to look like. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Michelle is able to come back with Sharon to talk more about the Exchange and any new opportunities Michelle has coming up in the future.

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