146 episodes

The Uncommon Couch is a show for trailblazing entrepreneurs, leaders, and change-makers who are ready to explore the unique power of the mind.

If you’re ready to take an innovative and rebellious look at common problems, you’re in the right place. From ancient wisdom to modern science to esoteric subjects, we bring out-of-the-box approaches to business, leadership, healing, and personal growth.

Take a seat on the Uncommon Couch, as we challenge beliefs, assumptions, and professional dogma to ignite an inner revolution back to your true self.

Uncommon Couch Alyssa Adams

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

The Uncommon Couch is a show for trailblazing entrepreneurs, leaders, and change-makers who are ready to explore the unique power of the mind.

If you’re ready to take an innovative and rebellious look at common problems, you’re in the right place. From ancient wisdom to modern science to esoteric subjects, we bring out-of-the-box approaches to business, leadership, healing, and personal growth.

Take a seat on the Uncommon Couch, as we challenge beliefs, assumptions, and professional dogma to ignite an inner revolution back to your true self.

    Assumptions as anchors to the past

    Assumptions as anchors to the past

    In this episode, we dig into assumptions - how they shape our interactions with others and inhibit our ability to change. We explore how to notice when you're stuck in an assumption and how to change your perspective.
    For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast
    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!
     

    • 22 min
    Intuitive tools to guide your business & life with Josephine Hardman

    Intuitive tools to guide your business & life with Josephine Hardman

    As a business owner, it can be hard to know which decisions are the right ones and which directions we should follow on our business journeys. There are coaches and consultants out there who can provide advice, but what if you could turn inward and find guidance within yourself with the help of intuitive tools? It’s a much more aligned way to make decisions and determine what ultimately feels right for you. 
    In this episode of Uncommon Couch, I welcome Josephine Hardman back to the show and we chat about incorporating intuitive tools into your business, how you can learn to trust those tools and their guidance, how your body can serve as a meter for intuitive information, and how to get started with Akashic Record readings. Josephine is a certified intuitive healer, Akashic Records practitioner, and teacher who focuses on helping clients and students awaken the healer within.
    What you’ll find in this episode:
    [02:21] Josephine shares the 3 tools she turns to when making big decisions in business
    [09:11] How long it took Josephine to feel in sync with intuitive tools and trust their guidance
    [13:54] Why you should listen to those nudges from your intuition, and how your body serves as a meter for intuitive information
    [25:56] A few other intuitive tools for your arsenal 
    [34:24] How people can start their exploration into Akashic Record readings
    For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast

    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!

    • 38 min
    Challenging Assumptions

    Challenging Assumptions

    What are some assumptions you have about your life and the world around you? Have you ever stopped to think about whether or not those assumptions are true? It could be a personal or a professional belief, but either way, have you taken the time to really examine why you believe it? I’d love to invite you to do so and begin challenging long-held assumptions.
    In this episode of Uncommon Couch, I’m asking you 5 questions that I want you to ask yourself about the assumptions you hold in your life. Sometimes what we think is true really isn’t true once we stop to investigate it and do our due diligence. I want you to really dig deep and question, among other things, what you believe, why you believe it, and who benefits from you believing it? I really think you’ll be surprised by some of the conclusions you come to.
    What you’ll find in this episode:
    [02:29] What did you learn in your professional training that you now know is bullsh*t?
    [08:02] Who benefits from your assumptions? 
    [09:58] How did you land on your beliefs and have you done your due diligence? 
    [13:30] How do you judge truth? 
    [15:06] Why does it feel dangerous to let go of this assumption? 
    For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast
    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!

    • 19 min
    Walking an uncommon career path with psychologist Caryn Seebach [REPLAY]

    Walking an uncommon career path with psychologist Caryn Seebach [REPLAY]

    Going out on your own with a business comes with a lot of trial and error. It can be easy to second guess your decision or know when to even take a leap. And if you don’t have role models to help you see that it’s possible, that makes it all the more difficult.
    In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Dr. Caryn Seebach, a health psychologist with a specialization in holistic management of chronic disease. She transitioned from working in male-dominated clinics to carving her own path in the online health space. She shares about the burnout that led to creating her own path, why it’s hard to pivot away from a career you’ve invested a lot of time into, and the importance of listening to her gut and opening herself up to a new path.
    Simply making the decision to make a change can cause a shift. Doors open. The universe responds. There is beauty in finding your own path. You can break the mold of what your career space looks like, little by little. You can become a role model for honoring yourself in your work.
    What you’ll find in this episode:
    Caryn’s journey from traditional work to creating her own path The burnout that led Caryn to realize it was time for a change How Caryn turned her expertise into her own business Why it can be hard to take a leap away from a career that isn’t right for you The ripple effect of doing work that is aligned for you Setting boundaries and thinking outside the box when it comes to finding work you enjoy The importance of understanding that there isn’t one way to start a new career path Choosing self-compassion and embracing discomfort throughout the process How freeing it is to use her expertise in a way that aligns with what she wants out of life How Caryn has been able to find balance and flexibility on her career path How your journey does not have to look like those before you For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast
    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!

    • 32 min
    An exploration of coaching & therapy with Catherine Hormats

    An exploration of coaching & therapy with Catherine Hormats

    Have you ever wondered what the difference between coaching and therapy is? There can be some overlap in terms of the issues our clients are facing, and how we approach those issues. In this episode of Uncommon Couch, I chat with Catherine Hormats to talk about how to define coaching vs. therapy, the four key distinctions between the two, and how to maintain ethical boundaries when working with clients. Catherine is an executive coach, organizational psychologist, and psychotherapist who guides her clients to a place of wholeness, creativity, and self-expression. 
    What you’ll find in this episode:
    [04:17] Catherine shares the similarities between coaching and therapy, plus four key areas of distinction
    [10:24] Despite the differences, you absolutely can do both therapy and coaching
    [13:09] How we can define the rich, broad field of therapy
    [18:42] How we can use therapeutic approaches in a different context and apply them to business coaching, while still maintaining ethical boundaries
    [33:54] Catherine shares when is the right time for people to seek out therapy and/or coaching
    For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast

    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!

    • 42 min
    Two types of clarity needed for success

    Two types of clarity needed for success

    Clarity and success go hand-in-hand for your business. You have to know who you are, what you offer, and how it will help your clients. But how do you even get clarity in these areas? And after you do, what’s next? 
    In this episode of Uncommon Couch, I share the two types of clarity you need and my five stage model that will help you not only get the clarity you need in your business, but also how to use it to take action. Plus, I give you a few questions you should ask yourself to periodically check in with your business and assess your current level of clarity. This process isn’t one and done and as you grow and change, so will your business.
    What you’ll find in this episode:
    [02:06] The spectrum I see of business owners who wait to take action until they have 100% clarity and those who take action immediately and have 0% clarity, and why they both end up in dissatisfaction
    [05:04] I break down the five stage model of clarity and success in your business: stage one clarity, action, stage two clarity, pruning, and action again
    [17:15] Some questions to check in with yourself about clarity in your business
    For full show notes, resources, and link, head to https://www.dralyssaadams.com/uncommon-couch-podcast
    If you enjoyed this show, make sure to follow the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode. Want to get to know me more? Find out more about me on my website or by following along on Instagram!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Victoria212 ,

A must listen

I absolutely love this podcast! Alyssa is an excellent communicator and has a way to set both her guests and listeners at ease. Every podcast episode flows and feels like an intimate chat with a dear friend. I love her unique approach and thought-provoking questions. Each episode feels really authentic and the Human Design episodes are such a wonderful way for listeners to feel seen

SBStephanie ,

Love the Projector wisdom!

Dr. Alyssa offers gentle guidance exploring Human Design and shares thoughtful observations on how it can be applied in your own life as you tap into the power of your design. I really enjoy the perspectives and topics explored on this podcast.

Deri on the go ,

Unique and impactful

Alyssa’s unique experience and expertise make her one of a kind! Her approach is warm and impactful and you can’t help but want to listen and learn more from her.

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