change

Overcoming Fear to Pursue Your Purpose

Kindly leave us a review so other people can find the podcast.

Contact Damianne at contact@changesbigandsmall.com

Today, I’m chatting with David Stone from i-fearless, which David co founded with Gail Hulnick. David is the public face of i-fearless. He’s a life coach and transformational speaker and leader, dedicated to helping people overcome the anxieties, worries, and self-doubt that keep us all from achieving our highest potential. In 2009, in spite of a highly successful international marketing career, he worried himself into homelessness. Then, fed up with the fear and anxiety and self doubt that got in the way of the life he wanted to live, he set out to find a better way.

Now, he guides others to live fearlessly through books, workshops, keynotes, and blogs. His latest book is is Unsubscribe from Anxiety: Opt out of the myth that worry is required and take charge of your own life now.

He is a provocative, inspiring and disruptive writer, speaker and change agent. He makes hard topics accessible and helps people enjoy the expansion of their comfort zones. He firmly believes that your parachute can’t open till after you’ve jumped out of the plane. David is a certified trainer in the Jack Canfield Success Principles and a professional member of the National Speakers Association.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/49

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Practice Your Way into Belief and Acceptance

Kindly leave us a review so other people can find the podcast.

Contact Damianne at contact@changesbigandsmall.com

Jesse Giunta Rafi is a psychotherapist and certified success coach who’s helped hundreds of young adults who feel lost find clarity and direction in their lives. As a teenager, she struggled with anxiety, depression, and chronic self doubt. Through her own emotional journey, she developed the tools and methodology that have helped her empower her clients.

Jesse’s primary motivation and deepest satisfaction lies in the transformation she sees her clients achieve through their own dedication, self discovery, and strengths. She recently released her book Life Launch: A Roadmap to An Extraordinary Adulthood. You can find that wherever books are sold. Jessie lives in California with her husband, Mark, and you can learn more about her work by visiting her website and that link will also be in the show notes.

This interview was recorded on Oct. 2, 2020.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/48

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Finding Purpose in Immigration Law to Make an Impact

Kindly leave us a review so other people can find the podcast.

Contact Damianne at contact@changesbigandsmall.com

Tahmina’s website is https://taminawatson.com

In this episode, I have the great pleasure of interviewing a special guest. Tahmina Watson is a Seattle based immigration attorney, podcaster and activist. For her community work, Tahmina was recently recognized as a 2020 Woman of Influence honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal [PSBJ]. She is the founder of Watson Immigration Law and founder of the Washington Immigrant Defense Network.

Tahmina works with leading national publications as a commentator and columnist and speaks around the country on immigration law and social justice issues. She serves as a national spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the chair of the response committee of the Washington chapter of AILA.

Tahmina also serves as a trustee of the board of King County Bar Association in Washington, a past president of King County Washington Women Lawyers, and a former board member of both the Asian Bar Association of Washington and Washington Women Lawyers.

In addition to being recognized for her work by PSBJ, she’s a recipient of the 2019 AILa president’s commendation award. Tahmina Talks Immigration Podcast is available on Apple podcast and wherever you listen to podcasts. I listened to some of her episodes earlier today. Legal Heroes in the Trump Era is Tahmina’s second book, which was released this past week.

You can find her and additional information by visiting watsonimmigrationlaw.com and that link and all the things we talk about will be in the show notes .

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Finding Purpose in Times of Crisis

Kindly leave us a review so other people can find the podcast.

Contact Damianne at contact@changesbigandsmall.com

This episode is with guest Artisha “Tee” Bolding. She is a minister and certified life coach known as the Mindset Midwife.

Artisha uses her coaching to motivate women and entrepreneurs to birth their business, book or brand. Her programs ensure individuals are no longer stuck in life but thriving in success that’s aligned with their purpose and passion.

Listen to this interview for inspiration. Artisha discovered her purpose while sick in a hospital bed. Since then, she has created her own business and works to help others stand in their own purpose. She shares what she thinks each of us should do every day to clarify our purpose. Although Artisha is a woman of faith, her work and inspiration is for us all.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/46

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Choosing Meaningful Work to Make an Impact

Contact me

This week’s episode is with Adam Greenberg. Adam is in his 30s and was most recently working with the Peace Corps along with his girlfriend, Lianne. What I really enjoyed about talking with Adam was the way that he expressed his thought process. As he shared his journey with us, Adam’s had some interesting experiences living in multiple countries and cities in the US.

Find the timeline and a full transcription in the show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/45

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Make a P.A.C.T with Yourself to Find and Pursue Your Purpose

In this episode, I’m speaking with David Hennessy. Twenty years ago, David created a holistic personal development program called the WONDER Technique that has continued to evolve over the years. He has presented the technique at hundreds of workshops and seminars, and has recently created an online personal development program.

David has formal training in psychology and nutrition. He has traveled to over 20 countries and lived in three long term. His goal is to give the fundamental tools of personal development to everyone on the planet.

Find the full show notes, including the questions from PACT and the challenge at https://changesbigandsmall.com/44

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Bonus Episode: Cold Showers

Season two of Changes BIG and small will begin in two weeks. In the meantime, I have this bonus episode for you.I interviewed Sebene Selassie in episode 39. At the end of the episode, we discussed a change that I’d made in my life.

I’d been learning about Wim Hof and the health benefits of cold showers and I was curious to explore it. There are many purported benefits to cold showers.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/43

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Building a New Life Living with MS

Kim Curry got his first gig through his dad who was a radio guy. Thirty-three year later, when running the most listened to radio station in Miami, Kim was forced into retirement with a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. In this conversation, I speak with Kim to learn about his journey and how he’s managed this significant change in his life.

Kim is the author of Come Get Me Mother, I’m Through! and The Death of Fairness. The second book was published after our interview on June 11, 2020.

Contact and follow Kim at krcurry.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You can connect with Damianne on the Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. You’re also invited to join the Changes BIG and small Facebook community.

I’m taking a holiday for the next few weeks, but I will be back in your feed with a new episode of changes big and small after that. In the meantime, feel free to go back and check one of the previous episodes.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/42

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Developing Black Identity as a Transracial Adoptee

Kevin was born in Detroit in August 1967 two weeks after the riots that changed that city forever.  It was out of these amazing circumstances his life began. It is out of these experiences he tells his story; a story of struggle and joy,  pain and passion, and most of all hope. You can learn more about Kevin and his work, or invite him to your school or organization at kevinhofmann.com

Your Challenge Invitation from Kevin

Pretend your best friend’s son was unjustly killed. How do you think you would help them?

Understand that as a community of color, when we see one of our own being killed, we take that as if they are part of us; they’re part of our family. I need you to see that and understand that.

Another thing I encourage them to do is if you truly believe that you’ve seen the inequalities in society and you want to help, then we ask that you join us in these protests or doing something to make a change.

And if you’re really, really, really committed to change, it means that you’ve got to go back and do the research and vote in a way that’s going to create the change that we need. So you need to go back and research locally the candidates who support things like prison reform and are against the horrible way that we treat immigrants.

You can find all Kevin’s contact links at kevinhofmann.com

You can connect with Damianne on the Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. You’re also invited to join the Changes BIG and small Facebook community.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/41

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

Strategies for Personal and Professional Progress

John Neral, MA, CPC reawakens, energizes, galvanizes and innovates the mind think of employees, corporations, associations and systems. He is a celebrated executive/career and professional development coach and an in-demand, mindset-shifting public speaker.

Prior to this, John served as a professional development manager of an instructional coaching program in the District of Columbia Public Schools system (DCPS); a mathematics educator for 16 years, and a state educational assessment specialist (DC). He’s also been a longstanding corporate consultant for Fortune 500 giant, Casio America, Inc. and a Training and Staffing Director for an Educational Non-Profit (AIR). He now leads John Neral Coaching, LLC, one of the most progressive, mindset-shifting professional and organizational coaching and public speaking firms in the U.S. and is the author of the new book, SHOW UP – Six Strategies to Lead a More Energetic and Impactful Career.

Contact and follow John through his website, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram orTwitter.

Connect with Damianne through Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube

You can find all the past episodes of the podcast on the website 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.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/40

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

Read More

The Only Way Out is Through

Sebene Selassie is a teacher, author, and speaker who explores the themes of belonging and identity through meditation, creativity, and spirituality. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington, DC Sebene began studying Buddhism 30 years ago as an undergraduate at McGill University, where she majored in comparative religious studies. She has an MBA from the new school where she focused on race and cultural studies. For over 20 years, Sebene works with children, youth, and families, nationally and internationally for small and large not for profits. Her work has taken her everywhere from the Tenderloin in San Francisco to refugee camps in Guinea, West Africa. A strong believer in the power of arts-based learning, she has planned, coordinated and taught a variety of creative programs, including intergenerational photography, digital storytelling, and youth media. Sebene is a three-time cancer survivor of stage three and four cancer. Her first book You Belong: A Call for Connection will be released by HarperOne in August.

You can connect to Sebene on her website, sebeneselassie.com. She’s a teacher also on the 10% Happier app. And there are lots of great meditations from one minute to much longer ones.

You can connect to me on the Changes BIG and small website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube. You’re also invited to join the Changes BIG and small Facebook community.

Remember that change begins with one small step. Have a lovely week.

Find the full show notes at https://changesbigandsmall.com/39

Read More

Educate Yourself and Decide Who You Want to Be

Samira is a 26 year old mixed race girl born in Czechia. She now lives in London. She is in Prague right now, and she actually came over for us to have the chat. You can see more about her on Instagram at afrikakidsczsk and also at darealsamira.

For more information you can visit https://changesbigandsmall.com/38.

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.

Join the Changes Big and Small Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/changesbigandsmall1/

I am sending you best wishes for good health and happiness. Have a great week.

Read More