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The NWI Podcast #45 - Jessica Davenport

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, September 28, 2018
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018

Jessica DavenportJessica 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.

Look for Jessica at the Von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference in Naples, Florida on November 4, 2018. She will be discussing the Importance of Sleep & Living with Diabetes.

When I interviewed Jessica Davenport back in episode 34, there was so much to talk about that we went way over time. Episode 45 is the rest our talk, and the timing is perfect to share it with you. On November 4th, 2018, Jessica will be speaking the Von Are Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes and Wellness Conference in Naples, Florida. The National Wellness Institute is proud to partner with the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation to bring you this event, the largest SWFL Diabetes & Wellness Conference to date. Click here to get details about the conference.

Jessica Davenport, BS, is the founder and owner of Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company she created in 2017.  Jessica holds a Bachelors 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 worked in the health and wellness industry for 11 years and 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 PSCU, a Credit Union Service Organization where she managed all the wellness programs for over 1700 employees. In 2016, Jessica was instrumental in helping PSCU become one of the first companies in the US to receive the coveted Health Champion Designation from the American Diabetes Association.

Jessica is extremely passionate about health and wellness as a whole but has a particular interest in the areas of sleep health and diabetes.  Her interest in sleep health stems from the fact that she knows exactly what it’s like to be a sleepy person.  Just prior to college Jessica began experiencing the invisible symptoms of multiple sleep disorders.  She lived with these symptoms for over a decade until they 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, she co-founded Sleep Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for sleep health and sleep disorder awareness in the Tampa Bay area.  As for her passion for diabetes, it began during her time working as a health coach for an insurance company where she gained experience coaching many patients living with diabetes.  But her passion for diabetes education and advocacy grew exponentially when her son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2016, at the age of 6.  Since her son’s diagnoses Jessica has been working diligently to advocate for her son and for others who live with diabetes. 

In 2017, Jessica united her 11 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.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Email Jessica

Jessica on Instagram

Von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference

Sleep Tampa Bay on Facebook

Book: Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir

Bay News 9 video clip about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

Tampa Bay Times article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

July 28, 2015 – Article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2015

Video of guest panel appearence for the Hypersomnia Foundation

May 2016 Three-part interview on healthy sleep with Dr. Joel Bennett:

Part 1 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep/

Part 2 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-2/

Part 3 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-3/

Madcap Narcolepsy Website

 

Tags:  ADD  compassion  emotional intelligence  Mindfulness  sleep  wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #35 - Dr. Debi Silber

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Monday, May 14, 2018

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.

Dr. Debi SilberDebi 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.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

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Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

www.PBTInstitute.com

Dr. Debi Silber on Facebook

Dr. Debi Silber on Twitter

Dr. Debi Silber on Instagram

Tags:  Dr. Debi Silber  NWI Podcast  PBT Institute  Post Betrayal Transformation  Wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #34 - Jessica Davenport

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Saturday, May 5, 2018
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2018

Jessica DavenportJessica 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.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.

Warmly,
Caroline

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Email Jessica

Jessica on Instagram

Sleep Tampa Bay on Facebook

Book: Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir

Bay News 9 video clip about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

Tampa Bay Times article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

July 28, 2015 – Article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2015

Video of guest panel appearence for the Hypersomnia Foundation

May 2016 Three-part interview on healthy sleep with Dr. Joel Bennett:

Part 1 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep/

Part 2 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-2/

Part 3 - http://aceclifehealthtrust.com/healthy-sleep-part-3/

Madcap Narcolepsy Website

 

Tags:  Jessica Davenport  narcolepsy  NWI Podcast  sleep apnea  sleep disorder  Wellness  Wellness Dreamer 

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The NWI Podcast #11 - Dr. Karen Wolfe on disease management and environmental wellness

Posted By NWI, Monday, October 24, 2016
Dr. Karen Wolfe, long-time wellness thinker and leader, discusses the state of American health-care (or disease management, in her terms), and what we can do to strengthen our own personal wellness. Note: Please excuse the little echo in Karen's recording this week - we'll work to eliminate that in the future! Thanks - jr.

Tags:  Disease  Environmental Wellness  Gut Health  health  Medicine  Wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #10 - Dr. Jon Robison on Ethics in Wellness

Posted By NWI, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dr. Jon Robison joins Carrie and Jeff to discuss the ethics of being a wellness professional, and the responsibilities we have to the people we serve, whether it's in administrating a weight loss program, or overseeing our worksite wellness. Listen here:

 

 

 

 

Tags:  Ethics  Health  Weight  Weight Loss  Wellness  Worksite Culture  Worksite Wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #9 - Lisa Schmidt on Mindfulness in the Work Place

Posted By NWI, Thursday, September 29, 2016
Lisa Schmidt, of Scottsdale, AZ's Mindful Benefits, explains the importance of mindfulness in the workplace, and the kinds of benefits that businesses and employees can expect from integrating wellness practices into their work days.

Tags:  employee health  employee wellness  Health  meditation  mindfulness  wellness  worksite wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #7 - Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo on Community Development

Posted By NWI, Thursday, September 1, 2016

Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo discusses how she developed culturally-relevant resources to help the hispanic community where she lives, and the impact wellness has had for them.

Tags:  Community  Health  Latina  Multi-Cultural  Podcast  Wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #3 - Billie Frances on Coaching and Mindfulness

Posted By NWI, Thursday, August 4, 2016

Billie Frances, master coach and mindfulness expert, joins Carrie and Jeff to explain what it means to be a coach, what is involved, and why mindfulness is so important now.





Tags:  Coaching  Mindfulness  Wellness 

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The NWI Podcast #1- Jana Stara - a comparison of US vs. European Wellness

Posted By NWI, Thursday, August 4, 2016

In A Deeper Well #1, Carrie and Jeff talk with Jana Stara, Czech PhD student and wellness thought-leader. Jana explains her experience of studying wellness in the US as compared to Europe, and where she things world-wide wellness is headed.





Tags:  European Wellness  Jana Stara  Podcast  Wellness 

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