Stories of Change & Creativity

Stories of Change & Creativity

Everyone has a story to share. An idea-generator, Dr. Judy Oskam explores how people deal with change and embrace creativity. Judy is a Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. https://linktr.ee/judyoskam

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May 2, 2024 23 mins

"Sleep isn't everything, but it impacts everything."  - Glen Lubbert

Peak performance in life and business often starts with the foundation of a good night's sleep.  Entrepreneur Glen Lubbert understands - first hand - the transformative influence that prioritizing sleep has on energy and focus.

A technology serial entrepreneur, Glen Lubbert is a certified sleep and behavior design expert, tra...

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 Challenge and change are a part of life.  And it's often difficult to find the strength to carry on and keep moving forward. 

In this episode, Linda Fogg-Phillips shares her personal story of resilience and determination.  She faced the triple blow of a family business collapse during the 2008 financial crisis, the heart-wrenching loss of her son Garrett and the death of her husband.  These tragic events eventually ...

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Ok - now you know your strengths and natural talents.  You understand the proven formula for creating habit recipes.  You also know why it's important to practice compassion for others and yourself.  What's next?  It's time to take action. 

In part 5 of this short audio series, I focus on how you can 'take action' to chart your own path and create your Leadership Playbook.  

Here's my 4-step pr...

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February 14, 2024 9 mins

In part 4 of this short audio series, the focus is on COMPASSION. 

Here's my 4-step Leadership Playbook:
 1. Discover your strengths
2.  Understand the science of change
3. Practice compassion and
4. Take action.

Throughout my career, I've earned how important it is for leaders to practice compassion and self-compassion. It makes a difference in the workplace and at home.   But sometimes practicin...

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In part 3 of this short audio series, the focus is on the science of change. 

Here's my 4-step leadership playbook:
 1. Discover your strengths
2.  Understand the science of change
3. Practice compassion and
4. Take action. 

Watch this short video by Dr. BJ Fogg.  

Topics:

Fogg Behavior Design
Fogg Behavior Model
B=MAP
Tiny Habit Recipe (A-B-C)
Emotions create habits...

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January 7, 2024 12 mins

In part 2 of this short audio series, the focus is on discovering and understanding your strengths and natural talents.  

Here's my 4-step leadership playbook:
 1. Discover your strengths 
2.  Understand the science of change
3. Practice compassion and 
4. Take action.  

Topics:

Gallup CiftonStrengths Assessment 
Donald Clifton
The 4 Domains - Executing, Influencing, Relationship Buldin...

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I'm excited to share this  5-part series, Create your Leadership Playbook.  Whether you're a seasoned leader looking to refine your approach or someone just stepping into your career, this short audio series is designed to empower you with actionable insights and strategies. Let me guide you through the process and help you generate some ideas for your journey.  

Here's my 4-step leadership playbook:
 1. Discover ...

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November 30, 2023 38 mins

Nothing can change your life like an injury.  It’s challenging - both mentally and physically.  I’ve experienced this firsthand.   I fell and broke my ankle at the end of August and realized I had a lot to learn about recovery.  It became a creative challenge for me - so I reached out to an expert. 

On this episode I’m excited to share my conversation with Toronto-based functional exercise and health expert GEOFF GIRVITZ.  He’s also...

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Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck in your career? Longing for purpose in your work and life?  You're not alone. In this episode, we delve into the transformative power of playing to your strengths.   

On this episode our guest is CHARLOTTE BLAIR, a seasoned Gallup certified strengths coach and the author of "Career Unstuck: How to Play to Your Strengths to Find Freedom and Purpose in Your Work Again." ...

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How do we help our children succeed academically in a world that's increasingly challenging?

On this episode, I talk with JENNIFER LEE, Assistant Director of the Tiny Habits Academy, and Mom.  Jennifer takes us back to her journey as a young teacher, her transition into a behavior design specialist and her role at the Tiny Habits Academy, unpacking her experiences along the way. 

Jennifer's expertise co...

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Don't we all want to feel younger?  I know I sure do.  Aging is part of life. But HOW we age makes a difference.  Community is also an important component of aging younger.  On this episode, I talk with Tiny Habits Certified Coach JULIE BERGFELD about her journey into the world of wellness coaching.  I also ask Julie to share some tips for growing younger.   

JULIE BERGFELD coaches adults 50 years and older to feel th...

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Join me for a conversation with  Anna Orenstein-Cardona, a certified financial educator, author, and Puerto Rico native.  We discuss how her personal experience with Hurricane Maria inspired her heartwarming children's book, The Tree of Hope. Anna shares her emotional journey of witnessing the hurricane's destruction from afar and its impact on her family back on the island.

Discover the powerful intersection of ...

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Are you caring for an aging parent?  If so, you'll appreciate this podcast episode featuring Kim and Mike Barnes, founders of Parenting Aging Parents. 

Award-winning Austin journalists Kim & Mike Barnes provide actionable solutions about how to care for aging parents.   Their mission and passion is called Parenting Aging ParentsWhile sharing their own experiences and providing guidance from experts,  Kim and M...

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April 16, 2023 16 mins

Have you ever wanted to pack up everything you owned and move to a new country?

That's exactly what Dan and Nisha Ferguson did in the early 90's.  They bought a 1976 Volkswagen bus, packed up their business and two young children and headed south.  The trip from Toronto, Canada to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico took six weeks.  It was an adventure. 

Dan is a sculptor and Nisha is a painter.  Their busin...

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University faculty share their research and expertise with various audiences.  In doing so, faculty build a brand that promotes their own careers and the university they serve. 

On this episode, I talk with Regents' Professor Dr. Rodney E. Rohde - chair of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at Texas State University.  When the pandemic hit, media outlets around the world were looking for answers about COVID 19....

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March 20, 2023 25 mins

Do you want to live a more CREATIVE life?  On this episode, I talk with Chair Whimsy founder Wendy Conklin.  She is a designer, an artisan, an educator and an entreprenista.   

A visionary thought leader, Wendy is leading a MOVEMENT to live more creatively.  Her brand includes custom chairs, online courses, business retreats and more. Wendy's new book is entitled  Life Whimsy: How to Think, Play and Work more Creative...

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February 6, 2023 25 mins

Show Notes

        I couldn't believe it...you could get paid for visiting people.

Reena Philpot is an accomplished business owner and expert salesperson.  She loves connecting with people and, after hearing her story, you will too.  Reena' s approach to sales is all about helping others.   

       I just wanted everybody to fall in love with helping other people. 

Reena (pronounced ...

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January 24, 2023 30 mins

Geoff Girvitz is a father, a business founder, and the host of the Dad Strength Podcast. He has learned to work with his Unique Strengths to build an intentional, meaningful life.   Geoff is the owner of Toronto-based Bang Fitness.  He's also a Tiny Habits Certified Coach. 

Geoff built Dad Strength as a community for purpose-driven dads who want to have regular conversations about the stuff that matters—as fathers an...

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January 9, 2023 4 mins

Happy New Year  - 

I want to share a quick preview of some of my upcoming episodes.  

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September 10, 2022 34 mins

Are you on a JOURNEY?   

What's your relationship between your body, your mind and food? Are you working through challenges related to food, health and body image?  Society and social media send mixed messages that can impact our mindset and behavior.  JULIE BOUCHE has traveled this journey. and now helps others.

JULIE is an Intuitive Eating Coach and Tiny Habits Certified Coach.  She helps people interested...

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