Episode Notes

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At the Changed Podcast we try to bring you stories by people from whom you want to hear stories! Each episode is a different conversation, a different approach to thinking about change. Some people are driven by intuition, some by rebellion and many profoundly pivotal moments have been triggered by pain in life. Whatever the inspiration, the changes our guests have experienced and the stories they share are profoundly vulnerable things to share.

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  • Episode 17: Mimi Bishop and Jackie Ghedine, from the Make Your Life Magnificent Podcast
    In this dual-guest episode Mimi Bishop and Jackie Ghedine their thoughts on the impact of our thoughts, what energy leadership is and how we can make choices about how we show up, as well as their own stories of moments from their lives where the understanding of the world and their relationships changed as a result of important loss, or fear of loss.
  • Episode 16: Madeleine Ryan, Author of “A Room Called Earth”
    In this episode of the Changed Podcast, Madeleine Ryan, author of “A Room Called Earth” shares her view of the world, and the beauty that is life and being alive on this planet. Her story of pivot focuses on the moment when she committed to being a writer, and offers inspiration to those who don’t quite feel like they have fully embraced who they truly are in the world just yet.
  • Episode 15: Rediscover Your Play with Jeff Harry
    What’s cooler than cool? Not being cool. That’s according to Jeff Harry in this episode of the Changed Podcast. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it’s when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives.  His play work has been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN.
  • Episode 14: The Cheerful Mind, Apryl Zarate Schlueter
    This week features Apryl Zarate Schlueter. She is the Chief Energy! Officer of The Cheerful Mind, Inc. – a personal empowerment and lifestyle brand that is committed to cultivating REAL confidence and success through productivity, passion, and play. Her superpower is creating customized solutions to help people and organizations FOCUS on WHAT TRULY MATTERS.
  • Episode 13: Science! Dr. Gerald T. Nepom M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Immune Tolerance Network
    In this episode it’s Gerald T. Nepom M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Immune Tolerance Network and former director of Benaroya Research Institute! As part of the direct COVID response efforts, Jerry has plenty of thoughts to share on curiosity, change, flexibility, and science!
  • Episode 12: Melissa Thornley, Executive Coach and Consultant
    Instead of asking Melissa Thornley what she does, it’s much better to ask what hasn’t she done! From burlesque to executive coaching, Melissa is a woman of many talents, a lot of fascinating experiences and a journey that continues to unfold. When I asked her “what are your feelings about change,” it was no surprise that the answer came back, “I thrive on it!”
  • Episode 11: Improviser, Shannon Stott!
    Shannon Stott, happens to be one of the most delightful people you will ever meet. She and her husband Gus have been making the world a better place on Shannon’s YouTube channel by delightfully ‘destroying’ improv together. In this episode, Shannon shares an internal moment of pivot from her teenage years living abroad
  • Episode 10: Lou Radja, Motivational Speaker and Social Entrepreneur
    Motivational speaker Lou Radja shares his thoughts on ‘dancing in the rain,’ on being part of the complicated tapestry of human experience, and on finding the intersection of success and significance.
  • Episode 9: Founder of Breakthrough Play, Gary Ware
    Gary Ware shares the story of how he came to be the founder of Breakthrough Play on this week’s episode of the Changed Podcast. Like many of my guests Gary Ware has years of experience on stage as an improv performer. And like many of the improvisers I know (myself included) thought initially of improv as “just a hobby.” However, after experiencing burnout in his pursuit for success and happiness, he realized that what was missing was Play.
  • Episode 8: Actor, Writer, Todd Stashwick
    Actor and writer, Todd Stashwick shares his views on Styx, on becoming who you already are, and on the scar tissue that forms to make us stronger following abrupt and dramatic moments of change.