92 episodes

UNLEASHED (at work & home) empowers you to take charge of personal development. Each episode sheds insight into the world of human behavior by talking with a variety of experts about their work, their successes, their frustrations … and their love of dogs. Are you ready to be more productive, more positive, and more personally empowered? Get ready to be UNLEASHED!

UNLEASHED (at work & home) with Colleen Pelar Colleen Pelar

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

UNLEASHED (at work & home) empowers you to take charge of personal development. Each episode sheds insight into the world of human behavior by talking with a variety of experts about their work, their successes, their frustrations … and their love of dogs. Are you ready to be more productive, more positive, and more personally empowered? Get ready to be UNLEASHED!

    Sarah Pellizzari, LCSW, KPA-CTP

    Sarah Pellizzari, LCSW, KPA-CTP

    Stress. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. These are issues everybody faces, but are especially common among pet professionals. Awareness around these issues is growing, but it can still be hard to know what to do when we find ourselves in those tough times.

    As a dog trainer and a licensed clinical social worker, Sarah Pellizzari is an expert at taking care of both animals and people. The owner of Southern Colorado Animal Assisted Therapy and Training, Sarah taps the human-animal bond to help both dogs and people overcome trauma to lead healthy, flourishing lives. Join us as we discuss self-compassion, mental health awareness, creating a supportive community, and the power of hope to see us through difficult times and create a better tomorrow.

     

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    • 42 min
    Kathrine Christ - ”All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” Gandalf/J.R.R. Tolkein

    Kathrine Christ - ”All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” Gandalf/J.R.R. Tolkein

    Time. It’s quite possibly our most precious resource, and one that many of us feel we never have enough of. With what can seem like a million things all clamoring for our attention at once, trying to figure out how to prioritize our time and use it wisely can feel overwhelming and well-nigh impossible.

    Perhaps the solution lies in changing how we look at time in the first place. Kathrine Christ, MIA, CTC, CDBC, the executive director of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), joined me to talk about how the words of a literal wizard help her use her time with greater deliberation and intentionality.

    • 34 min
    Support - Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB

    Support - Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB

    Support is essential to all of our endeavors. If we lack the support and encouragement of those around us, especially our nearest and dearest, our mental and emotional well-being suffers and success becomes harder to achieve.

    But what exactly does support look like? Where does it come from and how do we find it? What does it mean not just to receive support, but to give it as well?

    Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, joined me to talk about what support has meant to her over the course of her decades-long career, as well as how she tries to give back by supporting the veterinary behaviorists of tomorrow.

     

    https://colleenpelar.com/98

    • 44 min
    Validation - Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

    Validation - Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB

    What you think about you matters most.


    External validation means you are measuring your self-worth based on what other people think of your behavior.


    Internal validation means you are clear about who you are and what you value, so you always have an easy way to measure your success.


    Listen in on this great conversation with Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB. She  shared her thoughts about the power of internal validation as well as her own simple metric for evaluating each day.


    Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

    • 49 min
    Imposter Syndrome - 7 Perfectly Good Reasons for Imposter Feelings

    Imposter Syndrome - 7 Perfectly Good Reasons for Imposter Feelings

    Imposter syndrome is extraordinarily common and incredibly debilitating.


    All around, you see capable, competent pet pros who are doing a terrific job.


    And I'm here to tell you that most of them can't see how amazing they are.


    Can you? Do you know how amazing you are? 


    If you struggle with imposter feelings, it's likely that at least one of the seven reasons in this episode has gotten in your way. 

    • 12 min
    How to Notice and Shift Limiting Beliefs

    How to Notice and Shift Limiting Beliefs

    A limiting belief is something you believe to be true that constrains your choices in some way. It's a belief that "that's just the way things are, and there's nothing I can do about it."


    Often you won't even recognize your limiting beliefs and so you'll never test them to see if they help or hinder you.


    Learning to recognize your limiting beliefs and make more active choices allows you to show up in support of yourself in more empowering ways. https://colleenpelar.com/95


     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

sewbrig ,

Wonderful podcast

Colleen presents human mental health and well-being through the lens of dog behavior in a practical, relatable way. Don’t miss an episode!

Myacsm ,

Educational, relatable and enjoyable!

I really enjoyed listening to the podcast with Dr McConnell. Hearing these two professionals discuss emotions and how they're experienced, applied to life and viewed in the dog and human world was great. As a dog professional, these types of podcasts are easy to listen to and still providing some fun educational material.

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