Ever Better Podcast

Ever Better Podcast

Inspiring, motivating discussions on getting #EverBetter every day with people who live extraordinary lives. Guests from diverse backgrounds share stories of navigating life’s twists and turns and coming out on top! Optimism, persistence, infectious energy and a drive for continuous improvement shine through in each candid conversation. Lisa’s guests are entrepreneurs, authors, community-builders, doctors, life coaches, Pilates instructors, TED speakers, women farmers, Congresswomen, moms and dads, and so much more! Subscribe for weekly episodes with ideas, tips, and inspiration for leading a more fulfilling life from Host and Life Coach Lisa Conners Vogt. To work with Lisa or to read Ever Better blogs, visit http://www.EverBetterU.com.... Show More

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March 8, 2018

My guest today owns a business that I refer to as “My Happy Place.”  Her name is Janine Narayadu and her business is The Bethesda Salt Cave. In addition to housing a relaxing and healing salt cave, customers can benefit from massages, yoga classes, and sound bowl concerts. And…as an extra bonus…they have a unique store filled with salt lamps, jewelry, and natural products that Janine creates. In this podcast Janine shares her story...

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Margaret Ruff is an educator at heart and lifelong learner who coaches executives and school administrators using the Immunity to Change model. During this podcast we talk about Margaret's career transitions, drawing on multiple intelligences, and how children and adults are similar.


Margaret says: "I believe success is the ability to change when change is needed; to be flexible and adaptable through change; to be yourself...

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Dr. Sheela Reddy is a psychologist, executive coach, and mother of two girls, who is passionate about helping women who are suffering through domestic abuse. Growing up in India, Sheela suffered domestic abuse throughout her childhood. Her way of coping was finding people whom she could count on, people who she referred to as her other mothers. She asked for help – and received it.


At an early age she recognized that she had the p...

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Dan Warburton is a transformational coach who lives in Brighton, England and spends a great deal of time in London. Dan specializes in coaching entrepreneurs and business owners to identify and break through whatever is limiting them, so that they can create a new and fulfilling lifestyle.

After being bullied as a teenager, Dan experienced a breakdown in his early 20's and that led to a breakthrough in which he dedicated himsel...

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Will Wise is a professional question-asker! 

As Chief Weologist at We!, Will and his business partner Chad Littlefield help connect people to people and people to ideas. His newly released book, Ask Powerful Questions, is for any leader who is ready for change. At the heart of it all is the importance of establishing trust and cultivating authentic connection.

In his role at World In Conversation, in the Center for Public Diplomacy...

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Welcome to Ever Better Podcast 077!

I'm back from a Podcast hiatus and ready to create and share more shows that inspire career and life transitions! 

In episode 076, published a few months ago, I said that I was taking a break to spend more time on important things that were happening in my life and in the lives of my family members and friends. Lots has happened and I’m back and ready to produce another season of Ever Better!

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I asked five highly productive people the following question: "Do you have a trick for getting started on a project that you would really like to put off?"

Here's a summary of the answers that I got from Deb Williams, Tim Berthold, Meg Daly, Maggie Huffman, and Dan Horowitz. Listen to the podcast for more insights!


And in other Ever Better news...I'm taking a Podcast Summer Vacation! Stay subscribed and you'll...

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"Faith it 'til you make it" sums up Shawn Perry's infectious, positive attitude. Shawn is the executive producer and host of The Senior Zone, a radio show that he started at the age of 49. Without any broadcasting or public speaking background, Shawn felt called to create a radio show and then, like most inspirational people, found a way to make his dream a reality.

He’s been on the radio for five years, and thousan...

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My guest today, Phillippe Diederich is an award-winning novelist, and the author of three books, Sofrito, Playing with the Devil’s Fire, and his forthcoming mystery, The Last Girl (written under the pseudonym, Danny Lopez). Before he became a novelist, much of his photojournalism work centered around the Latin American culture, mainly in Cuba and Mexico. Phillippe was a nomad who enjoyed the early days of his career when he could w...

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Christy Tehven left her full-time marketing gig before she knew how she would spend her time, or make a living. An early affinity for nature attracted her to a floral business. When her attempt to purchase an existing floral shop business didn’t pan out, Christy took some time for herself and went to a secluded cabin in the woods to figure it all out. She worked through Danielle Laporte’s book, The Fire Starter Sessions. This break...

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Paulette Boudreaux shared her inspiring life story during a panel discussion at the Association of Writers & Writing Program (AWP) Conference, in February 2017. The panel, Second Blooming: Women Authors Debuting After Fifty, attracted a standing-room only crowd, and I was fortunate to be in the audience. As Paulette and other writers told their stories, it seemed that a sisterhood was being formed and the audience became an ext...

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Today’s episode is about opportunity seeking. This is the phase in which all of your previous work starts to pay off. There are seven steps to opportunity seeking, and I detail them for you during this podcast.

 

Follow the steps to increase your chances of being seen by the right hiring manager, and being properly prepared for your meeting. And most importantly, to increase the likelihood of landing your perfect job. 


Mentally pr...

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The extraordinary Laura Roeder is a CEO who started her first business at the age of 22.

During our discussion, Laura talks about how her parents inspired her to start a business, why she can’t imagine working for anyone else, and how she balances her work-life with her life-life, while caring for a two-year-old child.

As she's grown MeetEdgar, a company that helps businesses and individuals manage their social media management...

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I met Jessica Handler one night as I was walking through a restaurant in Washington, D.C. with my brother, Peter Conners. Peter was in D.C. to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference and to speak on a panel about the relationships between authors and editors – he is both. Afterwards we decided to head out to dinner at a place where you would naturally expect to find writers…a restaurant called Busboys and ...

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This is part two of my three part series on how to change jobs or careers like a PRO!

PRO stands for Preparing, Researching, and Opportunity Seeking – three steps to guide your thought processes and activities to make a professional shift.

In Podcast 65 I gave you five ways for preparing, and today, I’m going to share my recommended method for Researching. You can check out all PRO information at EverBetteru.com/PRO.

If you’d like...

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Beca Lewis is a world-class life shifter! She’s been a dancer and choreographer and a certified financial planner. And, she’s currently an artist, writer, life coach, and a podcaster. She’s so interested in how people navigate life changes that she created a podcast called Shift the Story!

Her blended family includes 8 adult children and 5 grandchildren. She stays in touch with all generations of her blended family through masterin...

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Stephanie Dodier was a vice president at a major retailer in Canada at age 35. She traveled the country opening stores and training employees, and felt like she had her life under control. But one day as she got up to speak at a meeting, her body gave out and she landed in the hospital. Her doctor broke the news that she hadn’t had a heart attack as everyone assumed. She had experienced a panic attack.

This led Stephanie to examine...

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How do you navigate through transitions in your life? If you're like most people, no matter how excited you may be for a change, you also feel a tinge of fear underneath the surface. Taking time to prepare and plan for a transition can ease uncertainty and doubt. In this podcast, I discuss preparing for a job or career change and the steps also apply to other transitions. 

PRO stands for Preparing, Researching, and Opportunity ...

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Phyllis Piano is an energetic woman with a thirst for life...and great wine! Her first novel, Hostile Takeover: A Love Story was recently awarded the Gold Seal by the Independent Book Publishers Association! The story draws from her experience as a corporate communications executive, merging office intrigue with romance. Her second book is with her publisher, her third is with her editor, and she's already started on her fourth...

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Lorraine Ladish embodies the ‘Ever Better’ state of mind! She uses her bi-cultural background, experience, and energy, to inspire people to embrace age with grace and vibrancy. She’s a self-described 21st-century communicator who founded Viva Fifty Media and the Viva Fifty! online community.

A sought-after writer and brand ambassador, Lorraine who has written almost 20 books, including the moving story of her life experiences, Reac...

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