The Twin Cities Wellness Collective™ Podcast

The Twin Cities Wellness Collective™ Podcast

The Twin Cities Wellness Collective™ Podcast will conduct weekly interviews with entrepreneurs, local experts, and those who have transformed their personal well-being to share their stories and help others in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and beyond live higher quality lives. Our primary goal is to provide our listeners with actionable advice that they can implement into their own life and improve their personal well-being. This fits into the culture of reciprocity that is central to our group. We believe that a willingness to help others find success will bring about our own. If you are interested in improving your well-being, while helping others enhance their quality of life, please join as a member of this group. You can find more information at tcwellnesscollective.com. Thanks for listening and I look forward to joining you to help make our city and beyond more well.

Episodes

August 8, 2022 35 min

Nikki Vanecek was raised in the western suburbs of Minneapolis on Lake Minnetonka and raised her children there as well. Nikki is active in the community; she serves on the Ridgeview Medical Center Foundation Board and is also a member of the Northwestern Health Science University Board of Trustees. 

When she is not busy helping others, she enjoys most any outdoor activity from wake surfing, downhill skiing, to riding her motorcycle...

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Andrew Headrick grew up locally in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis. He grew up in a large family with quadruplet younger siblings, which meant he spent ample time in primary care clinics and waiting rooms during his younger years. Andrew attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he studied Economics and Chinese. He has held various roles professionally, at Medtronic, at a local hedge fund, and most recently at Piper Sandler,...

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Bryan Piatt is the host of the "Take What Serves. Leave the Rest" podcast - creating a safe space to talk about healing and mental health. Bryan is a former news anchor and reporter at KARE 11 News, and is currently in graduate school for mental health counseling. Bryan is also a yoga teacher, meditation guide & breathwork facilitator.
 
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B.J. Jenney, founder of the Strength Project, is focused on bridging the gap between physical and spiritual fitness. 

B.J. is passionate about helping people live better, healthier lives through physical and spiritual growth. 

He studied Sports Management and Biblical Studies at the University of Northwestern – Saint Paul, where he was also a student athlete. 

He is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity through Liberty University.

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Jim Robinson has a dual career in psychology and improvisation. As a professor, he has taught Lifespan Development and Psychopathology at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas. He’s also an alumnus of the Brave New Workshop—the longest-running satirical comedy theater in the United States—and of the Off-Beat Comedy Club onboard the Disney Magic. Along with Dennis Curley and Rachael Flanery, Jim is a founding mem...

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Everyone in David Nathan's family is a teacher or teacher adjacent.  Both of his parents were teachers, his twin sister is a math teacher today and his little sister is a speech pathologist.  David knew at an early age he did not want to become a teacher because classroom management seemed overwhelming.  After working in IT for 10 years as a project manager, he took some career assessments and everything came back saying he sho...

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Chris Maltbie is the Director of Global Product at Tough Mudder, where he oversees the development of customer experiences and event products. He previously co-founded Pine Coast Culture Company, a New Jersey-based kombucha brewery. 

Chris formerly studied Neurobiology and Physiology at the University of Maryland, before working with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in a developmental biology laboratory at Johns Hopkins. Outside ...

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Scott Mikesh founded 4D Fit Mental Fitness in 2016 to empower every individual to feel and do their best to achieve their goals by prioritizing brain health and mental well-being.

 Scott published his first book last year titled 'My Brain Can’t Poop: A mental fitness guide for humans' to raise awareness about the importance of brain health, mental function, and neurodiversity. He typically works with small- to mid-size organ...

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June 13, 2022 35 min

Brenda Navin is the founder and CEO of Launch My Health and a Registered Dietitian. Launch My Health, established in 2020, is a virtual health and wellbeing company providing virtual culinary and nutrition programs for employees, health plan members, and other business customers. Brenda started Launch My Health because she truly believes that health is created in the home and wanted to make taking care of yourself fun, approachable...

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Jeremy Quinby is an integrative health practitioner and educator, CranioSacral Therapist and Rehab Specialist.  He has dedicated the past twenty-five years to improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. 

At the intersection of manual therapy, mental health support, orthopedics, pain management, and newborn and pediatric care, he has become known as a bridge-builder between many fields of care.

A grad...

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Over the course of his life Chad Scheitel has been actively studying and researching the best ways to optimize human performance and recovery from injuries. As an athlete, he initially began doing this for himself, and now it’s something he does for others. In doing this research Chad has learned how amazing the human body is and if given the right types of things in regards to stress, sleep, mental focus, emotion, and nutrition me...

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Britta Svihel MA, LPCC, LADC is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC). Britta earned her Bachelor's Degree in 2008 from Hamline University and her Master's Degree from Hazelden Betty Ford in 2010. Britta worked for a decade in youth, high-intensity residential treatment before retiring into a private practice. She owns Dagaz Therapy in Maple Grove, MN. She also teac...

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Jonah Salita is an entrepreneur, and creative consultant.

He’s the co-founder of Diall, and the creator and creative force behind Vasco Creative, an early-stage creative consulting firm.

Jonah’s entrepreneurial spirit started when he stumbled into the creative world after designing his own tennis apparel brand because he was too small to fit into the “cool” looking adult clothes.
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Salita attended Hobart College in upstate ...

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Dr. Brenna Highby is the pregnancy expert at Experience Wellness Chiropractic and loves support mom and baby through their incredible journey. She specializes in both pregnancy and pediatric care and is Webster Certified through the ICPA. Her neurologically based chiropractic care focuses on the function of the nervous system to find the root cause of the health concern. This whole-body approach allows the body to heal naturally fr...

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On October 6, 2019, Tyler Moon suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest while running the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile. He was miraculously saved by a group of strangers who performed CPR on him in the middle of the race course. Tyler's faith in Jesus Christ was a beacon to him and his family as they worked through the traumatic events of that day. Since October 6, 2019, Tyler has completed the final two miles of his original 10 mile ...

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Michael Krug is a board certified health and fitness coach who helps busy professional men build strength and lose weight while increasing their energy and confidence. Michael's journey to becoming a health and fitness coach was one of self discovery, pain, learning, and hope. At age 20, he had a breaking point with his health. At 375 pounds and having a blood pressure of 160/100, he knew he needed to make changes starting in t...

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On today’s episode I am joined by A.J. Imholte. This episode is a little different from our typical episode. A.J. has joined the Twin Cities Wellness Collective as a Partner and will be working with me to enhance the opportunities the TCWC offers to our community. With A.J. as an addition to our team, we will be better able to fulfill our mission of igniting well-being in the Twin Cities. Moving forward, A.J. will host some of the ...

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Dr. Cassie Wilder is the owner and founder of Minneapolis Integrative Medicine Center, a modern integrative medical practice located in the heart of NE Minneapolis. She has a passion for hormonal health, thyroid disorders and helping patients connect the dots between the symptoms they're feeling and the root cause. Over the last four years, Dr. Cassie has been on a mission to bring integrative healthcare to Minneapolis in an ap...

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Aimee has been a certified nurse practitioner since 2007. Working in healthcare has been her calling since high school. She received a bachelor’s degree in human biology from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay and an MSN from Vanderbilt University. 

Aimee discovered her true passion in 2012 when at the age of 28 she was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. This spurred her love for nutrition, clean living, wellness, and functi...

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Cheryl Johnson is a researcher by profession, but a long-time food and fitness enthusiast at heart. She thinks of herself as “just an ordinary person trying to cut through the clutter of misleading wellness advice.” Cheryl is relentless about finding nutrition and healthy lifestyle information that steers the conversation back to choices that are practical—and enjoyable. Based on what’s worked for her and for others over the years,...

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