Difficult Conversations can help Launch your Progress ep. 33

Devin Williams is the host of the Sour Topics podcast for men’s mental health and self-help. He is also the blogger of Devinism.com a guide for millennial entrepreneurs. Devin is the father of 4 and lives in Maryland. I interviewed Devin on May 21, so we chat about coronavirus and its effect on his family. Because Devin is considered an essential worker, his routine hasn’t changed that much during coronavirus. Given the topic of Devin’s podcast, we also discuss difficult conversations.

Topics in this episode include work, marriage and separation, raising children, mental health, suicide and depression. Devin shares how he is taking action towards your dreams and he challenges men to a vulnerable act that can improve their marriage. However, this challenge can apply to anyone and any type of relationship.

Go to your partner and ask them what you can do better. And ask them what you are not doing. Give them the opportunity to say the thing that they hold back because they don’t want to cause trouble. Those are the things that cause problems. They carry into other situations and heighten the anger and discontent in your relationship.

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Life in the time of Coronavirus – Lindsay Pinchuk ep. 30

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Lindsay Pinchuk.

Lindsay Pinchuk is the CEO + Founder of Bump Club and Beyond. Bump Club and Beyond is the largest social event company in the country connecting moms and moms-to-be with the best information, resources, experts, products and most important—with each other—through social media and dozens of premier events around the country every month. Lindsay and her husband, Daniel, live in the northern suburbs of Chicago with their two daughters. For more information visit bumpclubandbeyond.com.

It was my first time meeting Lindsay and she was just so authentic and welcoming throughout our conversation. Listen for some great tips about running a business and managing a family, especially during coronavirus. She has some great ideas that you can use in your own home. While we focus the conversation on moms, there is great general advice for any parent and every entrepreneur. I hope that you will enjoy listening to my interview with Lindsay and check out all the great resources available on her website.

This is the third in a series of episodes where I interview people to find out what their experience is during the time of the current Corona virus pandemic. I hope that you enjoyed listening to this episode. Please go to changesbigandsmall.com, to connect with me or to apply to be a guest on the podcast. You can find all the past episodes there as well and subscribe to automatically receive new episodes every week. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it with a friend or family member. I am sending you best wishes for good health and happiness. Have a great week.

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Being Intentional and Building a Career to Make An Impact ep. 21

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I chat with Maria Xenidou. In our chat, Maria shares corporate journey and how change snuck up on her 2015. She explains how it took her 2 years to embark on a journey of discovering what would be next for her. We learn about portfolio career and impact learning. She shares how journaling and self-coaching helps her determine her path for making a change in the world. Listen to this episode for some concrete examples of how we can help people by making contributions that have impact.

Timeline of the Chat

2:00 – Maria introduces herself
2:44 – The decision to become a corporate scientist and her journey in that career
6:35 – On being intentional and learning from others
8:48 – How change snuck up on her and why she left her corporate career
11:55 – What is impact learning
13:08 – What is a portfolio career and how it connects to impact learning
16:06 – How Impact Learning started and finding collaborators for impact learning
19:31 – Advocacy and supporting organizations
21:22 – How we can contribute and help
22:08 – How Maria built Impact Learning
25:25 – Challenges on her journey and finding impactful work that matters
28:42 – What makes a good project and choosing what to work on
31:05 – How to build skills and avoiding overwhelm
34:35 – Maria’s role model and mentors
37:27 – Her approach to coaching and views on self-directed learning
41:18 – Book recommendations
45:08 – Where and how to connect with Maria

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Play for a Change

In this episode of Changes Big and Small, I’m chatting with Brandi Heather.

Brandi’s a sought after international facilitator and a speaker who helps organizations succeed by using accessible play to break down barriers and create more effective teams. She has dedicated countless hours building nonprofit organizations in adapted physical activity and accessible sport in Canada and around the world. Her unique combination of skills and expertise in accessible play an inclusive mindset set her apart from the crowd. As co-founder and Chief Knowledge Officer at Amped2Play, she is changing the conversation around diversity and inclusion in education, health and business.

Listen to this episode to learn why play is so important and how to incorporate more of it in your life.

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Find the Courage to Be Yourself ep. 4

This week, Changes BIG and small welcomes Annie Koshy. Annie is an award-winning media professional, a multi-talented media and events personality, a trained elite speaker and emcee. As a model with one of the city’s premier modelling agencies, Annie has garnered mainstream attention through her commercial work. Most recently, she was featured in a lead role in a short film. A documentary on her life is currently being filmed and she is the proud author of the book, How to Be your Badass Self, A Guide to Using Your Inner Energy for Brand Success. Annie is also part of the mainstream radio station, Sauga 960am, as part of their weekend fixture, The Source, where she engages in lighthearted banter and conversation.

See the shownotes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/2019/11/05/4-annie-koshy-finding-the-courage-to-be-yourself/‎

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* Correction: A Bloody Mess is a short film, not a documentary.

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Start with Clarity to Make a Change ep. 2

This episode of Changes BIG and small is with Bogdan Copil. Bogdan started off as a teacher, and has become an entrepreneur, finding his passion along the way. He’s familiar with changing, having moved to Prague from Romania, and having held several jobs.

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