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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.

If you’re interested in checking out the video archive of episodes, you can do that by clicking here to visit the YouTube channel.

Host Aden Nepom sits in her office at home

Recently as I was recording my interview of guest BJ Lange (you can check out my post about his episode of the Changed Podcast here), I was surprised when he turned the tables on me! Suddenly HOST became GUEST! That's right... he was interviewing me!

So, it is with selfish pleasure and a bit of amusement that I give you this bonus episode of the Changed Podcast, also available on YouTube.

Dr. Rick Kirschner, on the Magical Nature of Communication in the early 80s

Dr. Rick Kirschner shares thoughts on change, opportunity, and this moment in history...

Inviting Dr. Rick Kirschner, who happens to be my dad, to be a guest on my podcast may feel like nepotism, but as the founder of my company and an expert in communication, change, and vitality how could I not?

My dad is the creator and developer of a powerful approach to dealing with change that unlocks creativity, enhances team communication, and increases commitment, using a palette of essential attitudes, behaviors, and skills for communication and cooperation. His approach and methods are alive and well in the work, I deliver as a trainer, coach, and keynote speaker.

He's been influential for many, and particularly so for me, as those of you who have watched my TEDx on embracing change already know.

He is the best selling author of numerous books and multimedia programs, including the co-authored international bestseller, Dealing With People You Can’t Stand: How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, Love Thy Customer, Life By Design, How To Click With People, all of which are available at your local bookseller (of course you can always order through mine...), and the comprehensive communication program, Insider’s Guide To The Art of Persuasion, which is available for purchase on the Art of Change website.

A 1981 graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine,

Dr. Kirschner is the President of the Naturopathic Medicine Institute,

a long-time faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies,

and a thought leader with Athena Interactive.

He has delivered his expertise in thousands of radio and television appearances, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, from CNBC and CBC to FOX, the Wall Street Journal to the USA Today.

Ways to check out Dr. Kirschner's work:

1) Dr. Rick's blog archive

which offers thoughts, insight helpful communication tips, practices, and more is available for FREE here.

2) Dr. Rick's Documentary

Made with healthcare providers in mind, Dr. Kirschner's Documentary speaks to why it so often feels that good health is a low priority in the US.

If you're interested in watching this 1 hour 45 min film you can do so here.

You can watch the trailer HERE

3) Dr. Rick's podcast The Vital Conversation

The Vital Conversation is a groundbreaking, inspiring, and paradigm-shifting conference call featuring Naturopathic Physicians from around the world and available to the public. Learn more here

And as always...

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Mo Daviau is the author of Every Anxious Wave. Photo by Jon Bolden.

I met Mo 14 years ago in Austin, Texas when we were both cast members of an all-female Musical Improv Group that neither of us is a member of anymore. Being in a musical improv group with Mo, and then later an improv duo called Battle-Axe (check out this vintage Blogspot account!) there are some things that I know to be true about this profoundly talented woman.

I invited her to talk to me on the Changed Podcast for good reason. She’s a compelling storyteller (I loved her novel, but I've also been tugged along a delicately-strung-together improvised narrative by this dynamo and her ability to see the matrix of an improvised story as it is arriving).

She is surprisingly good at freestyle rap... something I'm guessing you'll never hear her do because I'm pretty sure she'd deny her skills if you asked her about rap. Also, I could be wrong about that assumption, so feel free to ask her!

Something else I know about Mo, she's an introspective, deep thinker.

Reflecting on my conversation with Mo...

It’s easy to view people’s accomplishments from the outside and say “wow, they really made it!” when behind those achievements lives a mix of blood, sweat, hard work, good luck, and heartbreak... AND there is no way of knowing how much of each, and in what order.

Each moment on our own paths we are presented with opportunities to be changed… to pivot. They say that life is 10% what happens and 90% what you do with what happens.

If you haven’t read Mo’s novel, Every Anxious Wave yet… I highly recommend you pick up a copy from your local bookseller. Here's a link to mine.

If you have thoughts you'd like to share, or stories about dreams, accomplishments, and surprises I would love to hear them! Feel free to drop me a line any time.

And of course, as always, happy listening!


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Mary Jo Pehl is on episode one of The Changed Podcast

In this, the inaugural episode of the Changed Podcast, we are excited to bring you THE Mary Jo Pehl

Mary Jo Pehl was a writer and actor on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 and was featured as the beloved arch-nemesis Pearl Forrester. She currently teams with Bridget Nelson making hilarious movie commentary on RiffTrax, and writes, produces and stars in the web series Ruth Larson Lives! on YouTube. 

She is a crossword puzzle clue in a national magazine, and her memoir, Dumb Dumb Dumb: My Mother's Book Reviews, will be published later this year. 

Reflections on Mary Jo Pehl's Story

M.J. (as her friends call her) and I spoke on March 20th this year in the midst of our adjusting to Stay at Home orders across the country. As always our conversation was delightful, energizing and somehow familiar. From the first time we met over a decade ago, until now we've had a warm connection and though we don't speak often, I always look forward to our conversations.

I started this project in January. But for the launch of the Changed Podcast, I chose to reach into the beginning of Spring. While this wasn't the first episode I recorded, I wanted it to be the first one I published for this project because even in the midst of profound present-moment change, she and I agreed that we can look to the past, and to our own interpretations of that big FAT word: CHANGE, to think about how we want to approach each present moment.

For some people change is hard. For others change is easy.

There are well-intended, loving gestures that can show up in pretty unsupportive-feeling ways... how you handle these moments can shift your whole perspective.

Enjoy <3

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