Room 9

Room 9

A chronicle of conversations centered around Mental Health, Creativity, Branding, and much more.


September 5, 2022 62 min

Brian is a therapist, a carpenter, and a soon to be dad. This conversation touches on overworked therapist, psychedelics, recovery, and much more. 

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Michael Nieves is a Storyteller, Culture Builder, Conversation Starter, a Pastor, and much more. Sean and Mike talk parenting, do we protect or teach, and the responsibility that comes along with raising a child who will one day no longer be a child. Also, be sure to connect with Michael on his LinkedIn page.

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SB is a life coach, business owner, public speaker, and much more. Sean and SB dive right back into where they left off at episode #100; they chat about the journey of self-exploration. Check what SB has going on at her website or LinkedIn page.

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August 8, 2021 33 min

In this episode of Room 9 Sean and Matt take a deep dive into a few chapters from Dr. Jordan Peterson's book "Beyond Order".

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Here is the Room 9 host, Sean Cuddihy,  saying "fuck" and venting. He also shares some Room 9 struggles and what the future is looking like. 

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This is a conversation with Devon Philips. Devon started as a software developer. He owned a few businesses, got a few degrees, and most importantly is constantly working on his own individuality. In this episode of Room 9 Sean and Devon touch on just that, the importance of introspection and personal development. Oh yeah, we also touch on psychedelics. 

Reach out to Devon on Instagram and be sure to give his blog, "To Just Be&...

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SB is a life coach, business owner, public speaker, and much more. In this episode of Room 9 Sean and SB get into a wonderful conversation around the challenges that come with developing self-awareness and improving ones own individuality. Connect with SB on her website or reach out to her on LinkedIn

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Travis Carlson of Pan-American Film Division is an Independent Film Maker from Buffalo, NY. He is also a writer, director, actor, cinematographer... should I keep going? Because I could.

Sean and Travis get into Pan-American Film Division's first full length film "Mother's Day". Which is, first and foremost, an honest portrait of a Mother and Son swept away by life-changing transitions and mental illness. This film ...

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Ben Burns is the Chief Operating Officer of The Futur and as Digital Creative Director at Blind. In this episode of "Room 9" Sean chats with Ben about his journey from designer to the police force and back to designer again, as well as the importance of learning to just jump into fear. Be sure to check out what else Ben, Blind, and The Futur have going on their websites.

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Spencer has been in the creative, design, and branding world for over 15 years. In this conversation, Sean talks with Spencer about his decision to quit drinking over a year ago, the importance of finding clarity in ones life, and of course pieces of Spencer's story. 


Connect with Spencer on his LinkedIn page

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Slash Coleman is pushing Laughter Yoga out to the world. And in this episode of Room 9 Sean and Slash discuss the importance of laughter yoga and they discuss Slash's upcoming webinar. Be sure to sign up for the webinar here and get in touch with Slash on his LinkedIn page or his website.

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Kate Bryan is the Founder and CEO of 1 Girl Revolution. 1 Girl Revolution tells stories of resilience, empowerment, courage, strength, beauty, and kindness. And highlights the stories of women and girls that the world may not know or may not have heard their story told.

Be sure to check out and listen to the podcast or watch some documentaries.

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Shurmatz Counseling is proud to announce the pilot training program for Therapists Helping And Nourishing Knowledge Sharing (THANKS). With the foundational understanding that accessibility is a social justice issue, Shurmatz Counseling has developed an innovative and exciting program designed with accessibility at its core.


See all past and future trainings at

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March 8, 2021 52 min

Samuel E. Vaughn has been in the field of adult mental health and abuse for 6 years. During his tenure, he worked with survivors and perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence. In particular, he ran the Erie County Domestic Violence Rape Crisis Center and Non-Residential Domestic Violence provider for New York State, which serviced the statewide hotlines for Domestic and Sexual Violence.


Get in touch with Samuel on his website ...

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Erik is the owner of,  and he builds brands that demand attention and create conversation. He's a writer who believes love is the answer to every question. You can encounter his musings on life at


Be sure to connect with Erik on his LinkedIn page.

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Matt Davies is another guest who started off in the design world and is now in the game of branding. Of course we touch on those topics in this episode, but we also get into "thinking about thinking."  

Reach out to Matt on his website or on LinkedIn.


Another awesome conversation with an awesome human.

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February 2, 2021 49 min

Melinda Livsey went from graphic designer to brand identity designer and is now a brand strategist. She is a big part of the very successful YouTube channel "The Futur" and most importantly a bad-ass human being.

Get in touch with Melinda on LinkedIn or her website,

And don't forget to check on The Futur, it's much more than design, strategy, and business.

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Karl Shallowhorn is an author, mental health advocate, and the founder of Shallowhorn Consulting. In this episode Sean and Karl talk about his book "Leadership Through the Lens of the 12 Steps", the importance of relationships, and how Karl was able to overcome his struggle with bi-polar disorder. Be sure to connect with Karl on his LinkedIn page.

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Matthew Oliver is back! Sean and Matt have a conversation around a book written by Dr. Gabor Mate, "In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts".

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Gary Vaynerchuk is the CEO of "Vayner Media". In this episode of Room 9 Sean and Gary chat about mental health, addiction, and branding. 

For more information about "Room 9" head on over to our website. 

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