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The NWI Podcast is the podcast for wellness professionals and enthusiasts who want to amplify the quality of their lives in all six dimensions of wellness. New episodes uploaded bi-weekly.
Dr. Debi Silber of the PBT Institute discusses her multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) from a life crisis.
Debi Silber, PhD, President/CEO of Debi Silber Companies, LLC. and founder of www.PBTInstitute.com, and www.DebiSilber.com is a recognized health, mindset, empowerment, and personal development expert. She’s a speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, The Unshakable Woman-The Workbook (the companion guide to the book) as well as 2 books recommended by Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Canfield and many more.
Dr. Silber has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington Post, Shape, Self, Health, Working Mother, Forbes, Psychology Today, WebMD, Yahoo Shine, Ladies Home Journal, MSN, Woman’s World, and Glamour, to name a few. After researching and conducting a PhD study on how women experience betrayal from a family member or partner, Debi has discovered a predictable and proven process taking women from betrayal to breakthrough. That process, coupled with 27 years of health, mindset and personal development training and coaching, enabled her to create a multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) from a life crisis.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.
Jessica Davenport, aka "The Narcolepsy Whisperer" discusses sleep disorders, their diagnosis and surprisingly common mis-diagnoses, and how critical it is that we make getting quality sleep a priority.
Jessica Davenport, BS, is the founder and owner of Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company she created in 2017. She is a leading advocate for sleep health and sleep disorders in the South Florida area and has spent 10 years in the health and wellness industry.
Jessica holds a bachelor's degree in Wellness Leadership from the University of South Florida. She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Jessica has held positions with a variety of companies ranging from a global human capital management (HCM) software company to one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States. Prior to founding Wellness Dreamer, she was the Wellness Specialist for a Credit Union Service Organization where she managed all the wellness programs for over 1700 employees.
Jessica is extremely passionate about health and wellness as a whole but has a particular and focused interest in sleep health and sleep disorders. If you ask her she’ll tell you she’s a “Sleep Geek”. This interest stems from the fact that she knows exactly what it’s like to be a sleepy person. Living with the invisible symptoms of multiple sleep disorders for over a decade, they culminated just prior to college and were eventually diagnosed as sleep apnea in 2007 and narcolepsy type II in 2010.
Because of her battle with sleep disorders, she felt the need to create more awareness in her own community. In 2014, in conjunction with Project Sleep, Jessica hosted the very first Sleep Walk Tampa Bay event. In 2015, she co-founded Sleep Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for sleep health and sleep disorder awareness in the Tampa Bay area. Since 2015 Sleep Tampa Bay has hosted community events twice a year where they help others wake up to the importance of sleep and also how to recognize if they have a sleep disorders.
In 2017, Jessica united her 10 years of experience in the wellness industry with her personal experiences and passion for change to create Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company that offers one-on-one and group wellness coaching, consulting services for corporate wellness clients, personal training, and professional speaking services.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.
Please note that NWI Members can listen to an exclusive bonus interview with Jessica Davenport by clicking here.
Posted By Caroline Carlson,
Friday, April 20, 2018
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018
Billie Frances, LMFT, NBC-HWC, BCC, CWP
In this interview I was privileged to speak with Billie Frances, LMFT, NBC-HWC, BCC, CWP. Billie is the founder of Mindful & Meaningful Coach Mastery — a national certification for heart-centered professionals who use proven coaching techniques to impact positive health behavior change. The program is a training provider for the International Consortium of Heath & Wellness Coaches (ICHWC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC).
The interview ran over an hour, so I have split it into two shorter episodes for listening convenience. In the episodes, Billie discusses how mindfulness enables coaches to guide clients to find their own answers and come up with their own solutions as they move forward in life.
Billie is a licensed therapist, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Board Certified Coach, an ACE Certified Health Coach and is the Master Coach for ACE’s Behavior Change Specialist program. She is also a past president of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance, a Certified Wellness Professional, and a multi-year presenter at the National Wellness Conference.
Billie lives in San Diego and is a dedicated family member, an avid baseball fan, and an active Toastmaster.
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Learn about Lorie’s techniques to help you become the Hero and the Author of your own life story for getting “un-stuck” and experiencing self-discovery and personal growth.
In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lorie Marsh, Writer. Speaker. Visual Storyteller. Awareness Igniter. Soul Booster. Her mission is to show how to use your story to tap into your inner wisdom and move you forward on your path with more clarity, focus, and purpose.
After two decades in indie film, theater, multi-platform narratives, and “script doctoring,” Lorie Marsh is steeped in Storytelling. Everything is a story to her. She developed her self-inquiry framework from a personal need, “I found myself at an undeniable dead end on a path I’d hacked at for almost 20 years. It was scary and overwhelming to feel I was in a free fall, having no ‘map’ anymore for myself. I came to realize, though, that I could find my way back to center by using the skills I’d developed over all those years: I needed to review my life as the epic story it is, and I’d find my answers.” She writes, speaks, and creates workshops to guide others from their day-to-day Hero views to their higher level Creator/Author perspective in order to tap their inner wisdom, find center and focus, and map out their next chapters in purposeful ways.
Janet Fouts is CEO of Tatu Digital Media, a social media marketing agency in Silicon Valley, serving brands from social good organizations like Human Journey, co-founded by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to tech startups and Fortune 50 corporations.
A respected corporate trainer on all things social media, and conducts seminars around the world on the "nuts and bolts" of how to make social media and effective tool in corporate marketing programs. She is a frequently requested speaker on making social media approachable with actionable tips attendees can put right to use.
She is listed as one of the top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50 by Brand Quarterly Magazine and one of the top 100 Giving Influencers on Twitter by Give Local America. She has been quoted in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, and Thought Leader Life and her writing is syndicated on several business-to-business magazines online, including Business2Community and Social Media Today. Janet has authored 6 books on social media marketing.
In her book, Mindful Social Marketing- How authenticity and generosity are transforming marketing” Janet Fouts teaches people "how to think before they hit send and to consider the real human being on the other side of their posts...We don’t have to work so hard. We just need to work smarter, be more mindful of our own messages and really listen to our customers." This podcast has great tactical advice not just for marketers, but anyone communicating in today's face-paced, constantly connected world.
Renee Moorefield, PhD, is CEO of Wisdom Works, dedicated to building thriving leaders worldwide. For the past 25 years, she’s coached thousands of senior and emerging executives—from Fortune 500 to entrepreneurs—to unleash human potential for better performance and positive global impact. Renee chairs the Global Wellness Institute Wellness at Work initiative, authors the blog Wellbeing + Strategy, plus contributes to articles in media such as Experience Life, Coaching World, and Thrive Global. Her 2004 book Driven by Wellth combines the drive for wealth with wellbeing to cultivate healthier organizations and a well world. She has just launching a new leadership assessment platform, Be Well Lead Well® Pulse, which helps leaders examine how well they make thriving a game-changer for their teams and organizations, including their selves.
Posted By Caroline Carlson,
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Updated: Monday, March 5, 2018
Mim Senft, CWWS, GBA, AAI, RYT, is President and CEO of Motivity Partnerships, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to providing integrated, evidence-based solutions for organizations to create a thriving workforce. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director for Global Women 4 Wellbeing, a non-profit membership organization focused on empowering more healthy female leadership for a more sustainable world.
Mim Senft has over 20 years of corporate experience in project management, benefits design and wellness program strategy and implementation. She co-founded Global Women 4 Wellbeing in 2016, along with Nancy Board and Deb Smolensky.
Mim is a member of NWI and has served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of The Global Wellness Institute’s Future of Well Work Initiative, The American Sustainable Business Council, UN Women Metro, IFEBP, and WELCOA. She is a regular speaker at conferences and roundtables on topics related to employee benefits and corporate wellness/wellbeing programs, and women’s health, well-being, and leadership issues.
Enhancing Civility Skills and Capacities During Divisive Times
Dr. Gail C. Christopher is an award winning social change agent and former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), one of the world’s largest philanthropies.
She is the visionary for and architect of the WKKF led Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) effort for America. TRHT is an adaptation of the globally recognized Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) model. TRHT evolved from the decade long WKKF America Healing, racial equity and racial healing initiative, designed and led by Dr. Christopher. Over the last ten years she has had responsibility for several other areas of foundation programming. These include, Food, Health and Well-Being, Leadership, Public Policy, Community Engagement and place-based funding in New Orleans and New Mexico.
In August of 2017, Dr. Christopher left her leadership position with WKKF to launch the Maryland based Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature; and to devote more time to writing and speaking on issues of health, racial healing and human capacity for caring. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Trust for America’s Health and a Fellow of The National Academy of Public Administration.
Drawing on four decades of experience and leadership as an award-winning social change agent meeting the needs of diverse populations, Dr. Christopher makes a compelling case for putting wellness and well-being at the center of public narratives about health and healing.
How to Effectively Confront Any Interpersonal Situation that is Causing You Stress
A crisis psychiatrist for 30 years and former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Goulston is a now a business advisor, consultant, speaker, trainer, coach, and confidante to CEOs and Board Chairman. In this episode, he talks about two of his books, Just Listen — Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, and his most recent book, Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, and provides many invaluable communication tips.
Dr. Goulston’s background:
FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer
Crisis psychiatrist for 30 years
UCLA professor of psychiatry for 25 years
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
One of America’s Top Psychiatrists 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
Author or co-author of seven books
His book, Just Listen became the top book on listening in the world and top book
at Amacom books for five years
Dr. Goulston’s book, Get Out of Your Own Way, published in 1996, has been in the top five self help books at Amazon for the past five years
Dr. Goulston’s current book, Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, published in 2015 was a finalist in the Audie Awards 2016 and was featured on Oprah.com.
Contributor to: Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Biz Journals
Former Tribune Media syndicated columnist, Question Mark — Career Advice for the Working Class
Former Senior Editor, CSQ Magazine
Record number of registrants at Citrix webinar (9,200)
Subject of PBS special, “Just Listen with Dr. Mark Goulston”
Frequent guest expert in media including: CNN, Fox News, CBS/NBC/ABC/BBC News, Oprah, Today, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Los Angeles Times
Co-Host of Zo What Morning weekly radio show
Co-Founder of Heartfelt Leadership, whose Mission is: Daring to Care and Go Positive Now
Chief Education Officer, POP Protocol
Chief Mentor and Principal, China Foundations
Board Member, Principal, Alchemy
Board of Advisers, Dr. Oz’ foundation, Health Corps
Board of Advisers, Truli Media
Has started a Patreon campaign for: Healing the World, One Conversation at a Time
Webinar and course instructor, Recruiter.com
Founder, CEO and Executive Advisor, Mentor, Coach and Confidante:
Current and past client companies include:
GE, IBM, Merrill Lynch, British Airways, Xerox, Disney, Cisco, FedEx, Mattel, State Farm, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Hyatt, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanente, AARP, E&Y, HCA, Costco, Northwest Mutual, USC, UCLA, University of Alabama, ESPN, Conference Board, Los Angeles DA, Superior Court Judges of Santa Clara County, ABA and the FBI.
Dr. Goulston lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born “differently-abled.” But she does. Jessica has made achievements with her feet that most people only dream of. Now she shares her story with people around the world.
Born in 1983 in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Jessica has learned to live her life with her feet. There were many questions at the time about whether Jessica would be able to live a “normal” life. However, Jessica’s father has said he never shed a tear about her birth condition. He had full confidence in her potential. With the support of her parents and family, Jessica became confident in herself as an adult and continued to explore the world with her feet.
As a child, Jessica studied dance in her home town. When the first performance arrived, she asked to be put in the back row. Her dance teacher told her there was no back row. Tentatively she took the stage with the other students and performed her routine. When she finished, the applause from the audience gave her encouragement and the confidence to continue dancing for 14 years.Jessica’s parents eventually met a Taekwondo instructor named Jim Cunningham. His response when told of her birth condition was that she would be more than physically able and that only her attitude could hold her back. At the age of 14, Jessica earned her first Black Belt in the International Taekwondo Federation.
After graduating from high school, Jessica attended the University of Arizona where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. When talking about her degree, she frequently explains that psychology credits the way people think has a greater impact on their lives than a physical limitation.
During college, Jessica found an ATA Martial Arts club and resumed training in the sport of Taekwondo. Even though Jessica already had one black belt in a different style, she had to relearn all of the color belt material. The instructors created a curriculum that would be accessible to any future armless students. Jessica then became the first armless person to earn a black belt in the ATA.
Jessica’s most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.
Jessica’s TV appearances include: Inside Edition, The Ellen Show, Beyond Belief, CNN, Fox and Friends, BBC, Power ng Pinoy, and more. She has also appeared on local stations in Greece, Ghana, Kenya, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Japan, Mexico, Russia, England, Germany, France, and Brazil.