Find Your Awesome with Kareen Walsh

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“I was not paying attention to what my core values are, and I was probably aligning more with someone else’s expectation of me versus what I wanted for myself.”

- Kareen Walsh 


Kareen Walsh is the CEO of Revampologust, LLC, a strategic growth consulting and executive leadership coaching firm. She is the host of Your Badass Journey Podcast and Amazon best-selling author of Lead with Value: How Leaders Unleash Their Vision, Empower Teams, and Evolve Their Business. Through her coaching and consulting firm she has worked with large organizations like BlackRock, Oppenheimer, IRC, and Aol/Oath. As a Growth Strategist and Start Up Advisor, she has worked with Uncorked Kitchen and Wine Bar, ideel (Groupon), Home Science Tools, and Illuminent, LLC.

Her zone of genius and ability to help individuals and businesses accelerate growth by leveraging her practical strategies, ability to remove obstacles, and get to the root of what needs to happen next in order to achieve a thriving life and run a sustainable business. She believes if you lead with value, your growth is unstoppable.

“If you know yourself well enough, then you’ll guide yourself into the right arenas—that's your community, your tribe, the people you surround yourself with.”

- Kareen Walsh

This episode starts out digging into what being a Badass means, and rolls from there. We cover the value of embracing our zones of genius and curating our arenas, particularly the people you surround yourself with. Listen to find out what Kareen learned from climbing a Death Valley Butte in her 20s and why she doesn’t regret the time she spent trying to live to other people’s expectations. There are plenty of truth bombs in this episode, so enjoy!

“We shouldn’t be doing it all; that’s how we actually misalign ourselves as well. We overextend. We try doing it all. And then we wonder why we’re burning out, again.”

- Kareen Walsh 

Find Kareen online at:
https://www.kareenwalsh.com 

Follow her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/kareenzwalsh 

Her podcast, Your Badass Journey, can be found here:
https://www.kareenwalsh.com/podcast

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Erik Bergman

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“The less we feel anger, the less we’re capable of feeling joy.”

- Erik Bergman  


Erik Bergman is a co-founder of Catena Media, a company that went from 0 to 300+ employees in five years. Under this journey Erik made more money than he will ever need in his life, but at the expense of burning himself out, as well as his business partner and fiancée, who also worked in the company. Now he has started the company Great.com. This time the focus isn't extreme growth but rather well-being, transparency, trust and flexibility for the team and where 100% of the profits will be donated to help the environment.

“A bigger part of my happiness comes from these conversations and these kinds of things, than what would come from money.”

- Erik Bergman

This episode is Epic! I’m so excited to introduce you all to Erik. It’s all here: growth, humility, and the important steps we all take along this path. Erik talks about how he has learned—and continues to learn—from the darkness he has within himself, and how that's helping him work to bring a splash of color to the world.

“So many things in my life have changed in the last couple of years because I learned how to listen.”

- Erik Bergman

Find Erik online at:
https://Great.com

Follow him on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/erik.bergman

His podcast, Become Great, can be found here:
https://great.com/becoming-great-podcast/

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Robyn Eckersley

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“Everyone has so much more history and baggage than you would ever imagine from the outside.”

- Robyn Eckersley 


As a Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Robyn supports women in their desire for greater fulfillment, impact, and success across their lives. Her clients’ successes have taken the forms of founding non-profits and community organizations, book publications and speaking careers. They’ve created and implemented organizational-wide employee wellness programs, as well as generated greater alignment, confidence, and passion across their lives as a whole.

“People live into this lifestyle of mediocrity just because they feel like there’s nothing else out there or other things out there are for extraordinary people or for extraordinary circumstances.”

- Robyn Eckersley 

You don't have to choose—you can love where you live, what you do with your life and the relationships you have. Also, no one has it all figured out—you’re not alone. These are just a couple of the themes we cover in this wide-ranging episode. Magic can happen when two coaches sit down to talk about whatever comes to mind, and that’s what you’ll find in this episode. Enjoy!

“I can’t just keep throwing my resume out there telling the world I’m a project manager when actually I hate it now.” 

- Robyn Eckersley 

Find Robyn online at:
https://www.robyn.coach 

Follow her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram/robyn.coach 

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Purdeep Sangha

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“I was living a life that I thought other people wanted me to live. And I think so many of us are caught up in that trap of trying to chase success, and do things a certain way, and keep up with the Jones’s. And inside we know it’s not right, but we fool ourselves into believing that’s the way we need to live.”

- Purdeep SanghA


Purdeep Sangha helps entrepreneurs WIN in business and life. His personal mission is to help men live more fulfilling lives, have passionate relationships and raise happy families. As an entrepreneur, husband and father, Purdeep knows exactly how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. Purdeep uses his proprietary system called The Winner’s Formula to help men win. A system developed using performance psychology, latest neuroscience and the ancient art of mindfulness to align a man’s life energy, mind and emotions to create exponential confidence, performance, vitality, wealth, time, options, joy and fulfillment. 

“The more we know sometimes, the more narrow-minded we become; knowledge can actually be our biggest challenge in life.”

- Purdeep SanghA

Purdeep and I dig into men on this episode and the importance of balancing masculine and feminine energies. He also touches on how the term “alpha male” is so often misconstrued in our society. We cover plenty in this episode, from how important it is for men to skip the need to “chase a career” and instead simply work toward being the man they want to become, and how defining “winning” based on a single variable, such as salary or job title is a recipe for unhappiness.

“Men will live a good life, but they will not admit that they are challenged inside, that they are struggling inside.”

- Purdeep SanghA

Find Purdeep online at:
http://themaleentrepreneur.com 

Follow him on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/themaleentrepreneur 

He’s also on Facebook at:
https://business.facebook.com/themaleentrepreneur 

His podcast is at:
https://themaleentrepreneur.com/podcast/

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Tina Olsen

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“Each and every one of us have the opportunity to be making what’s coming through us into our own unique creation.”

- Tina Olsen


Tina’s purpose is to be a beacon of unconditional love. She spent 15 years in the insurance industry, until upheaval in her personal life in 2012 and 2013 led to a spiritual awakening. Ever since she’s been on a journey of healing and expanding. She is now an energy healer, coach, philosopher, and creative. She started a coaching and consultancy partnership, with Julie Breckenfelder, called CORelement, with a vision to co-create conscious cultures, primarily in growth-start ups. Born and raised in the San Francisco bay area, she moved to Chicago 2.5 years ago to plant seeds of consciousness in the midwest. She loves traveling, running, paddle boarding, reading, and playing the saxophone and spending time in her soul homes of California, Kauai, and Provence.

“Our sparkly best selves are hard earned.”

- Tina Olsen

This episode starts out with a discussion of ego, and we drill down into good stuff from there. This conversation was open, honest and a true hear-to-heart about topics that are near and dear to me. 

“Just because you are capable of working at that pace, doesn’t mean that it’s going to serve your body and your being and your emotions and everything else.”

- Tina Olsen

 Note: In the introduction, I mentioned a book by Mark Nepo. The title of the book is The Exquisite Risk.

Find Tina online at:
https://www.corelementpartners.com/

You can reach out to her via email at:
tina@corelementpartners.com 

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Craig Haywood

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“You are basically a construct of your parents’ ideal for themselves. But that doesn't necessarily mean that it’s yours.”

- Craig Haywood


Doctor of Chiropractic. Science Enthusiast. Networking Machine. Smiler. Deep Thinker. Rock Solid Buddy. Truth Seeker. Pragmatist. Co-host of The Ridiculously Human Podcast. Craig was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  He struggled a bit as a youngster with self-esteem issues. At times, he sometimes felt disconnected with his parents, he blamed himself for their fighting and would use food as a coping mechanism, and he ate a lot!! When he was 17 years old, he developed a passion for chiropractic medicine after a chiropractor treated his family’s sausage dog. A rather serendipitous scenario led him to accept a job in the Netherlands, where he could surround himself with some big thinkers at the forefront of the health industry.

Craig now lives in Gold Coast, Australia with his wife Chantelle. He is passionate about guiding others through boosting their health span and productivity at home and at the workplace using his knowledge of neuroscience, ergonomics and the human condition. Along with Gareth Martin, they help individuals and organizations better equip themselves to be micro-leaders and micro-influencers of the future.

“New challenges are so valuable in our lives. […] By doing something new, you grow so much.”

- Craig Haywood

We cover a lot of ground in this episode: from the programming we receive from our parents, to the ability of our first waking thought to shape the rest of our day—either positive or negative, to the value of experiencing new things. We are all many things in our lives, and all of our parts are not separate. By embracing our multiple parts, we can truly embrace ourselves. Enjoy, magical beings!

“Everyone has a story. […] If you sit down with anyone for long enough, and listen for long enough, there will be such interesting stuff in there that you can learn from.”

- Craig Haywood

 

Find Craig online at:
http://ridic-human.com 

Follow him on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/chirocraighaywood

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Katherine Greenfield

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“Love is inside of us. People, in forgetting our true nature, forget the power of love.”

- Katherine Greenfield


Katherine Greenfield is a consciousness consultant who is often referred to as a sherpa of the inner journey. She guides her clients to access and integrate their essential nature as they live into and express the deepest, most beautiful and profound aspects of themselves, remove obstacles to living and expressing their truth and accomplish the incredible work they’re here to do. Katherine provides her clients the keys to unlock doors to their own inner wisdom and innate capacity to heal. She reminds us all that the more we step into a life guided by our innermost Self, the more the true nature of reality is revealed to us and with it our own awesome power.

“The deeper longing and impassioned pleading that one has in that space for knowledge, the more will be revealed.”

- Katherine Greenfield

There’s a whole lot of truth in our dreams. They offer a window into our true selves and our consciousness. Katherine and I talk about some of the lessons we can learn about ourselves in dreams and how the universe only shows us what it feels we’re ready to see. If you’re a dreamer—when you’re asleep or awake—there’s gold in here for you. 

“Connect with your innermost truth and express it in the world—bring it to the world.”

- Katherine Greenfield

“That’s what we all need to do, is to go into our innermost [self] and to follow the path through our heart to our greatest self and to express that into the world.”

- Katherine Greenfield

 

Find Katherine online at:
http://www.katherinegreenfield.com 

Find her on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/theilluminatedimagination/ 

She’s also on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/katherine.greenfield.3

Music:
bensound.com


Find Your Awesome with Cody Byrns

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“I want to enjoy my time here on earth. You are what you spend time doing and the people you surround yourself with.”

- Cody Byrns


Cody Byrns is an internationally recognized speaker, best-selling author, and the founder of The Cody Byrns Foundation for Burn Survivors. In May of 2013, Cody’s life was drastically changed. While stopped at a red light on the highway, Cody was rear-ended by a box-truck that failed to stop. He received many injuries that day, including severe burns to almost 40% of his body. After years of countless surgeries and rehabilitation, Cody has chosen not to let his scars keep him bound in bitterness and defeat. Instead, he uses his story to uplift others. His vision is to help people live free from the bonds of scars (physical and emotional), equipping others with the proper steps to walk out of their past hurt and defeat, and run towards their God-given potential. As a thought leader, he speaks worldwide to provide relevant, applicable, and thought-provoking messages. 

“I cannot change what happened to me, but I can change what I do today and make the most of what I do today.”

- Cody Byrns

We start this episode talking about clown college, and we quickly pivot to how Cody’s life changed in flash as a result of a traumatic car accident in 2013. We talk about the attitude that got him through his recovery and helped him move on with his life in pursuit of his vision. It’s all here: finding humor in the trauma, the incredible importance of forgiveness, and embracing your scars. This episode doesn't dwell on the past; it’s about using the past as a stepping-stone to stand fully in your awesome. 

“If you need to forgive somebody, forgive them. It’s so important, because forgiveness is for yourself.”

- Cody Byrns  

 

Find Cody online at:
https://www.codybyrns.com/

He’s on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCodyByrns 

Follow Cody on Instagram at:
https://www.instagram.com/thecodybyrns/

Music:
bensound.com