Letting Go, So You Can Grow with Lady Jen Du Plessis

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”Live your legacy while you're building it.” – Lady Jen Du Plessis

I had the pleasure of speaking with Lady Jen Du Plessis—aka The Scaling Architect—the leading expert in building world-class teams, a bestselling author, and the host of two top-ranking podcasts. 

Through her masterminds and private mentorship, she helps people hyper-scale their revenue and improve leadership skills to build powerful teams that enable multiplied results in record time while designing a balanced and exciting personal life.

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The Dimensions of Happiness with Ryan A. Bush

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”This third dimension that corresponds to the mountains and the valleys, this is really what I argue is pulling the strings of our happiness.”

– Ryan A. Bush

I had the delight of speaking with Ryan A. Bush, a thinker, designer, and founder of Designing the Mind. He explains his approach to expanding human potential, and how our understanding of happiness needs to be redefined, seeing it not just as pleasure and pain but also through the dimensions of loss/gain and core personal strengths.

We discuss: 

  • Two common dimensions of happiness
  • The third dimension of happiness
  • Unpacking the concept of happiness

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Embracing Uncertainty with Jennifer J. Fondrevay

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“You need to be smart about where you're putting your energy.”

– Jennifer J. Fondrevay

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer J. Fondrevay, the Founder of Day1 Ready™, a consultancy that advises forward-thinking business leaders, owners, and C-Suite executives on how to prepare for the human capital challenges of M&A (Mergers and acquisitions).

We discuss:

  • The role of control in embracing uncertainty
  • The importance of data and information
  • The power of the TEA Framework

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Preventing Burnout and Embracing Wellness: Jen Du Plessis interviews Ana Melikian, Ph.D.

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“We have to develop that capacity of pressing the pause button.”

– Ana Melikian

I had the delight of being interviewed by Jen Du Plessis for the Success to Significance podcast. Jen asks me about my journey to helping others prevent burnout and how my own experiences led to how I live life today. 

We discuss: 

  • Navigating external stressors and releasing what we can't control
  • Why sometimes you need to change your method to get results
  • Practical tips for preventing burnout (and what works for me)

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Innovation, Diversity & STEM with D Sangeeta

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“90 plus percent of the women leaving are not leaving for the family reasons; they are being pushed out of the workforce.”

– D. Sangeeta

I had the delight of speaking with D. Sangeeta, founder of Gotara, author of two books, holder of 26 patents, and winner of several prestigious awards, including the Nielsen CEO award and the National Women of Color Technology Award.

Sangeeta provides career advice to women in STEM, drawing on her extensive experience in industries like Aviation, Energy, and Tech.

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Activate Your Potential with Brian Johnson

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“I have my highs and my lows, but my highs are higher. My lows are higher. And I have a pretty good sense of what I did to go from there to here.”

— Brian Johnson

I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Johnson, the Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation and the author of Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential. He’s 50% Philosopher + 50% CEO, and 101% committed to helping create a world in which 51% of humanity is flourishing by 2051.

We discuss: 

  • The core of Areté and why reading ideas is not enough
  • Using social technology as a positive force
  • Recognizing the discomfort of longing for our best selves

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Burnout Recovery with Cait Donovan

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“If you are already searching for burnout solutions, the chances that you need prevention techniques are minimal. You likely need recovery techniques.”

— Cait Donovan

I had the delight of speaking with Cait Donovan, an International Keynote Speaker, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” author of the book The Bouncebackability Factor, and holder of a master’s degree in Chinese medicine.

Cait is a burnout expert who emphasizes the importance of recovery methods for individuals already experiencing burnout. She advocates for a holistic approach to healing and restoring optimal functioning while providing valuable insights and tips for effective burnout recovery.

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The Power of Micro Actions and the DAMN Manifesto with Bevin Farrand

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”The micro-actions are the smallest possible actions that you will actually take. If you are feeling frozen, then your micro-action is not small enough.”

— Bevin Farrand

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bevin Farrand, speaker, coach, and the author of Your DAMN Manifesto: Discover the Keys to Personal Transformation and Bringing Your Biggest Dreams to Life.

Her DAMN framework has inspired thousands to connect with the people they love, do the “crazy thing” that makes all the difference and, when given a choice, to take the damn chance.

We discuss:

  • How Bevin started the Take the DAMN chance movement
  • The four parts of the DAMN framework
  • Deciding and declaring what you want to achieve

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Between stimulus and response, there is this space

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“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

– Anonymous

I have been using the above quote in my talks for many years, and recently, I decided to delve into its origins and unpack its meaning. 

For years, I believed the quote was from one of my heroes, Viktor Frankl. Only recently have I discovered that was not the case, which left me asking, “If not him, who?”

I discuss: 

  • The origins of one of my favorite quotes
  • Exploration of the gap between stimulus and response
  • The three types of pauses: macro, scheduled, and micro pauses

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Impact Without Burnout: Dr. Zippy interviews Dr. Ana Melikian

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“We can achieve much more. We can contribute to society, make an impact, and make a difference out there. If we are refreshed, re-energized. In our full power.”

– Ana Melikian

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Dr. Zippy, a visionary leader with a deep-rooted passion for human development and growth. We tackle the ever-present issue of burnout. What is it, and how do we navigate it? Or even better—how do we avoid it? 

We discuss: 

  • The three dimensions of burnout
  • Taking our health into our own hands
  • Striking the balance between achieving meaningful results and prioritizing our well-being 

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