Find Your Awesome with Jessica Todd

Jessica Todd Podcast

Jessica Todd: “When you can say no to something that doesn’t feel like a 100% yes in your body, you’re saying yes to yourself.”

Jessica Todd started her career as a hairstylist at age nineteen after dropping out of high school feeling lost and off track. After five and a half years in the industry, she met her business partner in her chair and ended up opening her own salon, Jessica Todd Salon, at age twenty-six. Since then, she has been on a mission to raise those around her through styling and self-development. She’s a healer disguised as a stylist. 

Jessica is wicked wise. This episode is for you if you’ve got big dreams (or little dreams), if you’re an entrepreneur, if you want to leap outside your comfort zone, if you want to step into your power, if you want to be your best self, if you want to take care of yourself, if you want to take care of others and/or if you want to rock some epic lipstick.

“I’ve realized that I can’t fully serve others the way that I want to serve them or love up on them unless I’m really loving myself.”

Nuggets:

“It’s a rare occasion when we actually stop, sit down and look at ourselves truly in the mirror.”

“When you have a failure you can continue to dwell in that, to sit in that energy, or you can use it and be like, ‘well, it can only get better from here and I can only push further.’”

“I was choosing to struggle and that was hard for me to come to grips with.”

“If I don’t meet my own needs I can’t be others-focused and I can’t truly serve anybody who I’m trying to serve whether it be a guest who sits in my chair or an employee having an issue or who just needs support or managing up to my business partners.”

“We’re not meant to do any of this by ourselves.”

“Whenever I’m feeling this overwhelming need to do something or control something, I know that that’s when I’m getting off-balance and that’s when I need to take a step back and most of the time really not do something and try to listen and see what’s coming up.”

“I’ve realized that I can’t fully serve others the way that I want to serve them or love up on them unless I’m really loving myself.”

“When you can say no to something that doesn’t feel like a 100% yes in your body, you’re saying yes to yourself.”

Learn more about Jessica at: 
https://www.jessicatodd.com/

Follow Jessica on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/freshicatodd/

Follow Jessica Todd Salon on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/jessicatoddnh/

Email Jessica:
Jessica@jessicatodd.com

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Bryan Falchuk

BryanFalchuk_podcast_coverart.jpg

Bryan Falchuk:
“Most people spend their days caught between yesterday and tomorrow.”

Bryan Falchuk is the author of the best-selling book “Do A Day.” He’s also a husband, father and human who has transformed himself from being driven by fear and anxiety to living in the present with love.

This conversation was powerful. Bryan shares the story that led to his awakening and total life transformation. We talk about love, presence, parenting, running, anxiety and weight loss. Enjoy!

“Most people spend their days caught between yesterday and tomorrow.”

“Everything was a symptom of this anxious existence.”

Learn more about Bryan at: 
http://www.bryanfalchuk.com

Follow Bryan on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/bryanfalchuk

Follow Bryan on Twitter:
@bryanfalchuk

Follow Bryan on Instagram:
@bryanfalchuk

Watch Bryan’s TEDx Talk:
http://www.doadaybook.com/tedxbergencc

Learn more about Bryan’s wife Sharon at: 
https://www.intendedholisticwellness.com/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Christin Henke

Christin Henke

Christin Henke:
“We need to take the moral association away from our food.”

Christin Henke is an intuitive eating coach, certified yoga instructor, and self-describe “integrative chef”. When she’s not explaining what 2 of those 3 things are, she’s busy facilitating honest conversations about necessary topics such as spirituality, poop, sex, and learning to reconnect to your inner wisdom.

I am so excited to share this human with you! Christin is pure love and wisdom and grace all mixed with a lot of badassery. She drops so many wisdom bombs in this short episode. Listen closely—it’s easy to get lost in the rhythm of Christin’s accent—you may want to take some notes on this one.

Nuggets:

“We need to take the moral association away from our food.”

“You’re the same person you were right before you put your leg into that pant leg, but now you’re doubting yourself and you’re questioning yourself, you’re condemning yourself, you’re blaming yourself, you’re shaming yourself and you’re thinking of a plan to make yourself better when you were more than worthy like 30 seconds ago.”

“I couldn’t accept anything as it was and even self development, for me, was something that I was controlling.”

“Growth is positive, but I think a lot of us focus on areas of growth that we can control to avoid dealing with the uncomfortable stuff that feels out of control.”

“If you can’t trust yourself with what’s on the end of your fork, how are you going to trust yourself to leave a job that’s secure, but makes you miserable? Or to leave a marriage that’s destructive and doesn’t feel good? And to leave a friendship that is sucking the energy out of you?”

Learn more about Christin at: 
http://christinhenke.com/

Follow Christin on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/althertribe/

Email Christin at:
christin@christinhenke.com

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Alan Cohen

AlanCohen_podcast_coverart.jpg

Alan Cohen on Connection

Alan Samuel Cohen has built a 30+ year career around the idea that no matter the industry or challenge, breakthroughs come from mastering effective communication. Spending decades as both a marketing expert and Human Resources consultant, he presided over the successful launch of the Harry Potter series as Scholastic’s Director of Marketing, as well as Director of Communications for the Broadway League. As an Executive Coach, Alan has worked with global organizations including, Bloomberg, NBC / Bravo, Edelman and MetLife.

During that time, Alan discovered an innate ability to transform already-successful executives into breakthrough leaders. This passion inspired him to make the leap into Executive Coaching, enabling him to train, speak, and coach inside some of the world’s top organizations. Alan’s work today inspires leaders to harness the power of communication to achieve exemplary results and meaningful connection.

Alan is the author of “Those Difficult Talks for PR Pros” and “The Connection Challenge: How Executives Create Power and Possibility in the Age of Distraction.”

Alan and I had a lot of fun creating this episode. We talked about connection, communicating, people pleasing, buttons and bravery. Alan shares some helpful strategies for responding when people push our buttons and communicating with people we don’t agree with. There’s a lot of valuable stuff in here. Listen, learn and laugh with us!

Nuggets:

“In this busy distracted world, it can become more difficult to have deeper relationships because people are distracted and impatient.”

“I think we sometimes confuse disagreement with disconnection.”

“If we don’t focus on what we have in common, there’s no potential to be heard.”

“There’s a world that lives in our blind spot.”

“I feel like most of my growth comes from an awareness of where my buttons are being pushed.”

“To think that the world is always going to operate as we want is a formula for resentment and unhappiness.”

“We’re experiencing life through that filter of what was versus the filter of what is or the filter of what could be.”

Learn more about Alan at
https://www.alansamuelcohen.com/
Follow Alan on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/alansamuelcohen
Follow Alan on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/alansamuelcohen/
Follow Alan on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/alansamuelcohen/
Follow Alan on LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-samuel-cohen-33a7418/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Crystal Honeycutt

 
Crystal_podcast_coverart.jpg
 

Crystal Honeycutt: “I don’t want people to be alone.”

Crystal Honeycutt is the daughter of a drug addict and prostitute who found herself orphaned, sexually abused and starved for days at a time by her 13th birthday. Crystal faced a crucial decision: become a survivor and thrive, or remain a victim and continue suffering. 

Now, Crystal is a social media expert and creator of School of Grace, Grow in Grace, and Train Dirty Fitness with over 600 certified TDF Instructors across the US & Canada. She also owns an organization called Sheila's Daughter, which provides basic necessities and meals for women suffering from addiction. 

This episode goes deep right out of the gate (bring your tissues). Crystal is brave and vulnerable and beautiful. She truly is love. Listen in as she shares her experiences, why she does what she does and how she shows up as herself in everything she does. We talk about love, integrity, business, grace, faith and community. This one’s powerful; join us.

“I do what I do so that no woman ever wakes up alone or goes to bed alone or cries at night because she has no one. I do what I do so that they are not alone. They have at least one person. They’ve at least got me.”

Nuggets:

“Every time we give a suitcase filled with necessities to a woman or we feed someone that’s homeless, I feel like that gives my mom just a little piece of her integrity back, just a little.”

“I can love her and not accept what she did. I don’t have to be happy about the choices that she made.”

“Love means that I am going to wholly accept you, but it will be my choice and you can’t make me decide when that time is right.”

“You have the ability to change someone’s life because my grandmother changed my entire course.”

“When the mirror was put in my face and I couldn’t blame her anymore, I didn’t want to be the person to blame for ruining my own life. And that’s when I changed.”

“We all have to have faith in something.”

“If you’re not going to love your people, you need to rethink what you’re doing.”

“I do what I do so that no woman ever wakes up alone or goes to bed alone or cries at night because she has no one. I do what I do so that they are not alone. They have at least one person. They’ve at least got me.”

Learn more about Crystal at: 
http://crystalhoneycutt.com/ and at https://traindirtyfitness.com/

Follow Crystal on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/crystallhoneycutt/

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Meghan Shea

 
Meghan_Shea_podcast_coverart.jpg
 

Meghan Shea: “We have to be willing to dance in the discomfort of our intuition.”

Meghan Shea is a Telepathic Animal Whisperer and healer on a passionate mission to spread animals’ voices like wildfire. Her mission is to deepen and awaken the relationships we experience alongside animals and to transform, heal and impact human lives with the ancient wisdom and knowledge the animals carry.

I’m so excited to share this episode and this human with you. Meghan is amazing! We talk about her remarkable ability, the gift she gives to animals and the gifts that animals give to her (listen in to learn how her horse helps her walk through her emotions). Meghan shines a light on the biggest gifts that our animals want to teach us and shares her own tricks for protecting and clearing her energy. If you’ve ever loved an animal and/or listened to your intuition, this episode is for you.

“We have to be willing to dance in the discomfort of our intuition and be willing to walk into that wilderness and into the unknown knowing that we are held and supported and loved beyond what we can see with our physical eyeballs.”

Nuggets:

“I think part of the sacred process is they [animals] basically place down these beautiful paving stones that allow us to walk on that path with them. And we just have to be willing.”

“It’s the most simple yet deep conversation you’ll ever have.”

“We can find so much magic in following and letting them lead.”

“In doing this work, I want to teach people to connect to their hearts and to the deepest chambers of their souls so they can thrive and live and pass that on.”

“They [animals] can teach us so much about life and unconditional love and receiving and speaking your truth and being your truth and being who you really are.”

“We all suffer. We all go through darkness and experience sadness and heavy emotions and life transitions and life changes and we all have the ability to see the light in everything.”

“We have to be willing to dance in the discomfort of our intuition and be willing to walk into that wilderness and into the unknown knowing that we are held and supported and loved beyond what we can see with our physical eyeballs.”

Follow Meghan on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/_meghanshea_/

Email Meghan:
sheameghan@yahoo.com

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with Tory Dube

 
ToryDube_podcast_coverart.jpg
 

On paper, Tory Dube is a retired dancer turned Holistic Nutrition Specialist, Certified Life Coach and Certified Hypnotherapist through Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. In action, Tory helps women identify their brilliance, amplify their gifts and better serve their people using food, movement and positive psychology. Her approach guides women away from relying on pure logic and toward their inherently brilliant internal compass. Tory writes for several health publications, is a children's book author, hosts international wellness retreats, and works with clients around the world.

Tory is amazing. We went everywhere in this conversation—from how to self-publish a children’s book to eating disorders; from meditation retreats to feeling like you don’t fit in with your family; and all the way to healing your entire ecosystem. This is a powerful one, friends. Enjoy!

Nuggets:

“When we snap into alignment like that, when we are fully there, fully embodying our being in every way, the universe wants you to remember that moment so it’s really powerful and it smacks you in the face, and it goes, ‘THIS… this is what you want.’”

“Healing is not linear.”

“Sometimes your family, they’re just not your people.”

“Everything in our ecosystem needs to be thriving.”

Learn more about Tory at http://www.torydube.com/

Follow Tory on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/torydoobs/

Join Tory's Facebook Group: Healthy Happy Party People

Music: bensound.com

Find Your Awesome with JJ Carolan

 
JJCarolan_podcast_coverart.jpg
 

JJ Carolan On Speaking Truth and Finding Gifts

JJ Carolan loves coaching people to live a life less ordinary. She holds space for people to conquer their inner critics and build resilience so they can take bold risks and achieve their dreams.  As both a certified professional life coach and board certified behavior analyst, JJ is known for her blend of deep inner work paired with powerful outer action. She is mom to two awesome daughters who inspire her daily to push the envelope.

This was a fun conversation with a whole bunch of laughter. We talked about emotions, life seasons, indecision and finding glorious gifts in challenging situations. And JJ asks great questions that got me thinking and sharing my own experiences. Enjoy this gift.

Resources mentioned:

“Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion and Joy” by Panache Desai

 

Nuggets:

“I can’t speak the real Truth and then not do something. The real Truth will eat you alive.”

“Sitting with discomfort in general is a good exercise for getting used to being a bigger container that is uncomfortable.”

“The more you exercise it out of the crisis, the more it’s available to you in the crisis.

“Let what’s real be real.”

Music: bensound.com