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Unleashing Your Great Work is a podcast about doing the work that matters the most to you. Your Great Work might involve building a business, inciting a movement, creating breathtaking art, writing world-changing books, or helping other people to heal and grow into their potential. Cognitive psychologist and coach, Dr. Amanda Crowell, combines a fascination for human achievement with a passion for helping others to explore how to get YOUR Great Work out into the world where it belongs.

Unleashing YOUR Great Work Dr. Amanda Crowell

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Unleashing Your Great Work is a podcast about doing the work that matters the most to you. Your Great Work might involve building a business, inciting a movement, creating breathtaking art, writing world-changing books, or helping other people to heal and grow into their potential. Cognitive psychologist and coach, Dr. Amanda Crowell, combines a fascination for human achievement with a passion for helping others to explore how to get YOUR Great Work out into the world where it belongs.

    Great Work with an Authentic Voice with Nikki Zellner | UYGW077

    Great Work with an Authentic Voice with Nikki Zellner | UYGW077

    Nikki James Zellner is a content strategist who empowers all to use their personal experiences + authentic voices to express themselves, build their legacy brands, and change the world. A dual business owner with a background deeply rooted in community, marketing, and storytelling, she’s launched 15 lifestyle magazines, helped build the success of hundreds brands, and worked in front of and behind the scenes to share written and visual stories in a way that captivated audiences. She was awarded the 2022 Trailblazer of the Year award in the National Veteran and Military Spouse Entrepreneur Awards, and in her spare time, she fought the law for safer schools in Virginia…and won.
    Resources Mentioned: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkijameszellner
    https://www.nikkijameszellner.com
    https://carbonmonoxideinschools.org
    About The Host:
    Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside-- without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.
    Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
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    • 42 min
    How to Take Initiative and Achieve Olympic Greatness with Sarah Wells | UYGW076

    How to Take Initiative and Achieve Olympic Greatness with Sarah Wells | UYGW076

    Obstacles DO NOT scare Sarah Wells.
    As a Silver Medalist in the Olympics, and runner-up in Season 7 of Canada’s “Amazing Race”, Sarah has become an expert of overcoming hurdles both literally and figuratively.
    The founder of the Believe Initiative, Sarah has used her story to help more than 125,000 people nationwide to understand the importance of believing in yourself and the power that comes with it. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Social Media: @SarahWells400mh
    www.sarahwells.ca
    www.believeinitiative.com
    Click here to get your own copy of Amanda's book, Great Work.
    About The Host:
    Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside-- without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.
    Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
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    • 31 min
    The Joy of Being The Godfather of Makers with Jimmy Diresta | UYGW075

    The Joy of Being The Godfather of Makers with Jimmy Diresta | UYGW075

    What better guest to kick it off the 3rd season of the podcast than with Jimmy Diresta, host of the hit Netflix series, “Making Fun”, and YouTube sensation.
    Jimmy is an artist, TV personality, video producer, and educator that describes his life-long passion as being a “maker”.
    Inspired by the works of Warhol, Picasso, Steven Tyler and Mariah Carey (to name a few), Jimmy always knew that a maker is what he was born to be. In this Season 3 premier episode, Jimmy takes us on his journey of where he began, where he plans to go, and how the unforeseen and unknown are the perfect places to find your inspiration..
    Listen in to this week’s episode to learn more on how Jimmy earned his well deserved title, “The Godfather of Makers.”
    Resources Mentioned:
    Jimmy Diresta's YouTube Channel
    Click here to get your own copy of Amanda's book, Great Work.
    About The Host:
    Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside-- without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.
    Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda's TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED's Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
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    Ratings and reviews mean everything to us. They help our podcast rank higher, which means more people will be inspired to unleash their Great Work! Your time to leave a review is greatly appreciated!

    • 41 min
    What Works for Great Work with Tara McMullin - Encore | UYGW074

    What Works for Great Work with Tara McMullin - Encore | UYGW074

    Have you ever felt like you needed more? More money, more prestige, more status, and more accomplishment? In this week’s podcast episode Tara McMullin, the author of What Works: A Comprehensive Framework to Change the Way We Approach Goal-Setting, helps us peek behind the curtain. Listen in as she unpacks the programming creating this lack of satisfaction and gives us important clues about how to de-program ourselves. Tara will help us focus on being in process with ourselves instead of seeking ever more, ever more.
    Join Tara McMullin and Dr. Amanda Crowell as we discuss:
    How our culture creates a need for more, more, moreHow to help our children avoid the burnout and overworking programming from the startHow to use technological tools as tools, instead of as further indications that we aren’t doing things right

    • 41 min
    Leading Inclusion with Gena Cox - Encore | UYGW073

    Leading Inclusion with Gena Cox - Encore | UYGW073

    In the United States, we have always lived with the history and realities of racism.
    Whether we have lived with it as an active part of our life or have had the privilege to ignore it and deny it, it has shaped our understanding of our country and each other. 
    Since racism has always been a loaded, hot-button, triggering topic to discuss, many leaders have flatly avoided talking about it. Since the summer of 2020, however, organizations are realizing that this issue is not going away.
    Workers want organizations that are inclusive and equitable. As such, the avoidance strategy that has allowed leaders to manage this issue in the past is emerging as the biggest problem of all.
    Fortunately for all of us, Gena Cox has taken the time to think deeply about how to open the door to these important conversations.
    Listen in for compassionate, insightful, and practical advice to help all of us navigate conversations about creating inclusion in the workplace.
    Join us as we discuss:
    How the root cause of the failure of most DEI initiatives is avoidance driven by a lack of skills on the part of even the most well-meaning leadersHow respect is the opposite of grandstanding and is the foundation of our only viable path forward to create inclusive workplacesHow to have respectful relationships with your employees even when difficult conversations and decisions are needed
    The Unleashing Your Great Work podcast is sponsored by the Great Work Journal! The Great Work Journal is here to answer the question “But HOW?” How can we figure out what our Great Work is? How can we get started, stay with it, and finish our Great Work so it can go out in the world and have an impact?
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Join the Great Work Community here: amandacrowell.com/great-work-community
    Click here to get your own copy of Amanda’s book, Great Work.
    About The Host:
    Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside– without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.
    Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda’s TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED’s Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
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    Ratings and reviews mean everything to us. They help our podcast rank higher, which means more people will be inspired to unleash their Great Work! Your time to leave a review is greatly appreciated!

    • 45 min
    Building an Ecosystem in Your Business and Your Life with Nathalie Lussier | UYGW072

    Building an Ecosystem in Your Business and Your Life with Nathalie Lussier | UYGW072

    Nathalie Lussier is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a female founder of a tech company, a writer, and a permaculture farmer. Obviously, Nathalie knows how to make things happen. 
    Nathalie Lussier is the founder of AccessAlly, a company that aims to simplify the process of content creation, community building, and coaching for individuals with big ideas. We discuss her journey of building a successful tech and how Nathalie's passion has always focused on using technology to impact people's health and well-being.
    The Unleashing Your Great Work podcast is sponsored by the Great Work Journal! The Great Work Journal is here to answer the question “But HOW?” How can we figure out what our Great Work is? How can we get started, stay with it, and finish our Great Work so it can go out in the world and have an impact?
    Resources Mentioned: 
    https://accessally.com/free-demo/
    https://30DayListBuildingChallenge.com/
    https://nathalielussier.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathalielussier/
    Business channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4gwAjm2sVBhhv9CPhopzZA
    Farm channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtH__FG39_3M7eBE11okm3g
    Join the Great Work Community here: amandacrowell.com/great-work-community
    Click here to get your own copy of Amanda’s book, Great Work.
    About The Guest:
    Nathalie Lussier is an award-winning entrepreneur who has been making websites since she was 12 years old. She graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street, but she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college. As the founder of AccessAlly, the powerful digital course and membership solution for industry leaders, she believes that access to education can help defy stereotypes and make the world a better place while providing a sustainable livelihood for enterprising teachers. Nathalie has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur, Venture Beat, and Mashable.
    About The Host:
    Dr. Amanda Crowell is a cognitive psychologist, speaker, author, and coach focused on changing our perspective on the world of work. It IS possible to do Great Work—the work that calls to you from the inside– without sacrificing your health, happiness, and relationships.
    Amanda is the Author of the book, Great Work: Do What Matters Most Without Sacrificing Everything Else, and the creator of the Great Work Journals. Amanda’s TEDx talk has received almost two million views and has been featured on TED’s Ideas blog and Ted Shorts. Her ideas have also been featured on NPR, Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal, Quartz, and Thrive Global.
    Follow the podcast
    To get each new episode downloaded automatically, click the + to follow the podcast!
    Leave us a review
    Ratings and reviews mean everything to us. They help our podcast rank higher, which means more people will be inspired to unleash their Great Work! Your time to leave a review is greatly appreciated!

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

BabyZ's Mom ,

Bringing Great Work to the Forefront

Let me tell you why I love this podcast: Because it’s truly how Dr. Crowell eats, sleeps, and breathes. Podcasts that inspire us to embrace the messy middle and not just chase our dreams but LIVE them. Bravo to the team behind this very special podcast.

nathlussier ,

Insightful and useful perspectives

Since we all spend so much time doing work - it makes sense for us to examine what our great work really is, and how we can do more of it instead of the less life changing stuff. This podcast shares such amazing insights and different perspectives to help us do just that!

Engaged Host ,

Breath of Fresh Air

If you're one to listen to podcasts, particularly those of the "thoughtful/deep thinking" variety, I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Amanda Crowell's UNLEASHING YOUR GREAT WORK. Last night I was looking for something to listen to that was roughly 15 minutes in length, and her latest ep was just that. AND it's all about anti-resolution resolution, that is, don't make New Year's resolutions for the sake of doing, but instead for deeper meaning and connection.

She does a three minute spoken guide to get at what's stopping you from having more meaningful relationships (or just greater meaning in life) and gives small actionable steps to achieve it. Tightly produced, thoughtful and engaging.

Plus, she's just so pleasant to listen to!

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