Successful and disABLED Podcast

Successful and disABLED Podcast

The Successful and disABLED Podcast connects you with people with a disABILITY who identity as successful and leaders/influencers from the success building community. Every episode Chris Mitchell (host and founder of #DefineYourself) and his guest discuss the mindset that is needed to succeed including addressing the unique challenges members of the disABLED community face internally, aka internal ableism, and from society.

Episodes

September 28, 2022 28 min

Larry Berger, a man who survived eight car accidents that should have killed him.  Larry has been hospitalized several times due to depressive bipolar like symptoms from Scitzo effective disorder.

Larry discusses how writing helps him get through the challenges his disABILITIES by acting as a coping mechanism to help him work through difficult times.

 Larry shares how a comment made by Rush Limbaugh inspired him to write a book that ...

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Amber is a full-time high school history teacher and is the founder/owner of Myren Education, LLC, where she serves as an organizational coach and tutor.

Amber discusses, why she started her business Myren Education, LLC and how she helps students via tutoring and helping students and adults organize their lives.

Amber lives with Scoliosis, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and PTSD.  Amber shar...

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September 21, 2022 33 min

Imbar Golt, a public speaker, writer, healer, spiritual coach, and mentor who has been blind since birth, chats with Chris about how we can “see” without having sight.

Imbar shares how she “sees” the world without sight including aspects of life that most people do not ever see.

Imbar sees her blindness, aka her different ability, as a gift that she cherishes and how it has given her access to certain aspects of the world that a sigh...

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Mandy Edwards is a super mom who lives with ADHD, Bipolar I and general anxiety, who does not let those differences stop her from raising her three children who have their own differences including ADHD, Bipolar and level 2 autism and homeschool them.

Mandy shares hoe she does homeschool them all through her challenges and her children’s challenges to create a successful life for all.

You can connect with Mandy by visiting her websit...

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Michael Wojcik, Senior Director of Development for the American Red Cross and visually impaired discusses his work including how he established the ability network within the Red Cross, and how the ability network assists the disabled volunteers and employees of the Red Cross succeed within the organization.

Michael and Chris discuss and share their respective experiences growing up visually impaired and living with the disability a...

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Shane Thrapp is a Certified ADHD Life, Relationship, and Career Coach.

Shane has​ ​15 years of servant-based leadership experience​ and, through his business, Creating Order From Chaos, has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life to find their order and purpose.

Shane is a board member of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition Non-profit, runs one of the largest Men’s ADHD Support Groups with over 10k members on ...

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Win Charles, an incredible woman who lives with and overcomes the challenges from multiple disabilities.  Charles has Cerebral Palsy, Asthma, PTSD, SCI, Scoliosis, and a Brain Injury.

Win discusses how each disability challenges her and how she rises to each challenge and overcome the disabilities to create the success she wants in her life.

You can connect with Win and her podcast, Ask Win by going to ask-win.weebly.com

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Dr, Samantha Pillay, a Urological Surgeon specializing in Surgery for Urinary Incontinence is also a Business Owner and Director and a health Advocate.

Samantha was born with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia, diagnosed at age two when she failed to walk.  Samantha underwent several surgical procedures, started school in a wheelchair and gradually progressed from callipers and crutches to walking unaided. Samantha mobility was impa...

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Although Anthony Frisina was born with Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus, he has accomplished a lot of success in his life and hasn’t stopped yet.

Frisina has two college degrees: one in Enterprise business and the other in office administration.  Frisina has worked for the college the graduated from for the past 17 years and works at a local university.  Frisina volunteers as the director of communications for the Ontario Disabiliti...

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Katherine, aka Katite, Lockwood, shares how she lives everyday life as a mother of 2 and an educator with cystic fibrosis.

Katie discusses her experience of being terminated from her job as a counselor at a school over a denied request for continued accommodations for her CF when the delta variant of COVID hit the United States.

Katie shares how she pivoted from that setback to write children books and her founding of her own publish...

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Charles Chadwick Jr. author of Chadwick’s College Checklist and Chadwick’s Cultivated Circumstances Experience is Sometimes Priceless not only speaks about how the 44 million Americans who are struggling with student loans can help overcome the debt, he talks about overcoming his disabilities to become successful.

Chadwick, who grew up with amblyopia, aka lazy eye, shares how it has impacted his entire life including the bullying he...

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Kellina Powell, life coach and author of Everyday I am Just Deaf, discusses her life as a deaf person and how she overcomes her deafness to work in a shipping warehouse.

Powell, an accomplished lip reader, shares her struggles with mask mandates during the recent pandemic.

Powell also tell us about her book and what she does as a life coach for young adults.

You can purchase Kellina’s book, Everyday I am Just Deaf: Life in the Hearing...

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July 18, 2022 36 min

Sonja Wasden, author of An Impossible Life and a survivor of a suicide attempt, speaks about her book and how she is creating success in her life by overcoming Bipolar I, obsessive compulsive disorder and an anxiety disorder.  

Wasden share some of the tricks and techniques she uses to control her Bipolar, OCD and anxiety in her everyday life.

You can purchase Sonja’s book, An Impossible Life, from Amazon by clicking here or visiting...

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Emily Price is employed full time an Associate Communications Specialist for a fortune 500 company, the hostess of the Blinded Podcast and has been diagnosed with Peters Anomaly, a visual impairment since birth.

Emily discusses how she was able to launch her career before she graduated from college and how she disclosed her disability to her employer and weights in on the debate we all face, when should we tell our employers about o...

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Kristina Desjardins is a teacher’s aide at a school that is exclusively for students with neurodiverse issues including autism.  

Kristina shares how she lives with autism daily and how she uses her autism to help her work with autistic students at her school.

Kristina tells about an experience of being discriminated against during a job search and how she reacted to it.

Kristina talks about how she educates people about autism and ho...

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Regan Linton is a Freelance Theatre Artist – Actor, Director, Writer, Educator, Advocate and lives a full life with a spinal cord injury.

Regan shares her experiences in the theater as a disabled woman and how she is successfully advocating for more inclusion for the disabled community in the performing arts. 

You can connect with Regan Linton by visiting her web site at https://www.reganlinton.com/

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Jay Trivedi works at a local Wal-mart in his community.  He is very active in the rare disease foundation and it’s community, in particular in the CCHS family network.

Jay was born with a rate disease known as CCHS – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome also known as Ondines’s Curse.  Today Jay lives with tracheostomy in his neck and requires mechanical ventilation when he sleeps at night.

Jay shares his personal insights to l...

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Andrew Arboe is the director of community outreach for a financial company that is owned by autistics and a leader of driving with autism. 

Andrew shares the challenges a person with autism may face as he or she learns to drive and as a driver.  

Andrew also shares how he is overcoming some of the challenges he faces behind the wheel in traffic as a neurodiverse person.

Links mentioned in this episode:

·        https://autismdriving.co...

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Nico Meyering, earned a masters in public administration and has worked in charitable organizations across the country.  He is now working in state government in New York and he lives with a rare disease known as Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome or CCHS.

Nico has given a Ted talk:

·        https://youtu.be/Qb_aVb_o4WM

On this episode of the Successful and disABLED Podcast Nico discusses the various ways people who are diagn...

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Hey DefineYourselfer, welcome into the successful and disabled podcast: the trailer.

Every week, The Successful and disABLED Podcast connects you with successful people from the disabled community who has created success in their professional, financial, academic and/or personal lives.

Every episode my guests and myself will discuss ways you can overcome challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations, and/or setbacks including ablei...

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