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MetaLearn helps you take your learning to the next level and master anything by exploring the fundamentals of accelerated learning and skill acquisition. Whether you’re looking to build a business, learn a language or pick up a sport, you’ll learn the principles and techniques needed to succeed, as well as gaining insights from the experts and thought leaders driving the global learning revolution.
 
Join Sandra D'Souza and her guests as they explore the people/trends that are shaping the purpose driven landscape. Running a profitable business and doing good does not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, the more money you make, the more good you can do in your local communities and beyond. Each week, we will chat with influencers and leaders in this space that are making a difference in their communities and the world, where business is a force for good and where profit meets purpose.
 
Jump Start Your Joy is a podcast by Paula Jenkins, a business coach and podcast producer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the quote “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day (Henri Nouwen),” this lively show looks at the inspiration, intention, and action that lead to joy in your life, the world, and other people's lives.
 
What does it take to make dreams come true? Like big, crazy everyone thinks you are mad dreams? The ones that keep you up at night. Like giving it all up to travel the world or starting a business based on a quirky hidden talent, sailing full time with your kids or putting your heart and soul into helping others...Well, I wanted to find out so I asked women all over the world, from all walks of life; What Makes You An Inspired Vixen? Join me for honest, fun and no bs conversations around wha ...
 
This is where we chat about all things Human and the hurdles that we face simply by being mere mortals. No topic is off limits, from light hearted fun episodes, right through to the really heavy gut wrenching stories.BUT… it’s not doom and gloom. It’s all about facing these things head on and walking away from each episode with a new sense of awareness, a different way of looking at things, and hopefully some real Ah ha! moments. My hope is that you are as inspired by my guests as I am by ho ...
 
A Better Life is a podcast created for you, the person who wants to be living their best possible life. Rachel Rofe interviews inspiring people who have risen from hard situations and created lives they're very proud of. Learn the practical action steps people take to make their lives better, what they're working on right now (nobody's perfect!), and get weekly inspiration and motivation to live your best life. Rachel also throwns in a lot of lifestyle hacks to make life feel easy, efficient ...
 
Ready to stop dieting? Christa King is here to help. She’s a certified hypnotherapist, life coach, nutritional therapist, and founder of Fitlandia. Every week she sits down with a guest to discuss nutrition, exercise, and their journey to a healthy life. Loaded with quick healthy tips and Fitlandia’s signature Mind Zoning® meditations, The Fitlandia Podcast gives you all the tools you need to commit to a permanent lifestyle change.
 
I’m Amber Millman and I have been an entrepreneur for the past thirteen years. In late 2015 I closed my brick and mortar business of eight years and never looked back. I had this deep desire to help women so I received my certification in life and business coaching. I’m on a mission to show women they can make a change in their life or business at any stage. I’m on this journey to help as many women as I can by showing them how to create a life and business they love. I write all about my li ...
 
We all eventually reach a Pivot Point. The place where you get smacked down by life and have a decision to make. To roll over and disappear, or show up in the arena and fight. Who are we when we’re deeply depressed? When we’re not passionate about our jobs? When we’re struggling in our relationships? Or even when we’ve got it all together? Each episode we’ll be answering these questions through stories of courage. Real people sharing their real life inspirational stories. We have the ability ...
 
The Up and Comers Show is a podcast about the process of becoming. Our tagline is “learning how to live a good life” which we believe takes living with “intention in the tension” because life is inevitably filled tensions we must live within. Hosted by Thane Marcus Ringler, this show aims to unpack the stories of other inspiring up and comers in long-form interviews, share conversations with fellow peers on common issues we face in this phase of life, and provide concepts and ideas in shorte ...
 
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Megan McNally is a business lawyer, angel investor, and strategic advisor to purpose-driven people and organizations. She spent more than two decades as an organizational leader, consultant, educator, and public speaker, including executive roles with NPower Network, Washington State Bar Association & Foundation, and Pacific Science Center. In 2017…
 
Sergey Young is the Founder of the Longevity Vision Fund and author of the book The Science and Technology of Growing Young. In this episode we discuss: - How using health data will eventually enable us to reverse aging - The current state of aging research and progress made in recent years - The simple things you can do to extend your lifes and st…
 
As an executive recruiter, I’ve been having a lot of conversations with parents who are worried about their kids and what the job market will look like for them. So, in this episode, I'm going to share my thoughts on the prospects for careers and the job market for Gen Z, including the paths I’ve seen people taking to succeed, the common themes amo…
 
Stasia Savasuk is an amazing style coach, has an outstanding Tedx Talk, and is the founder of Stasia’s Style School. She’s joining me on the show, and I’m delighted to share this interview. We giggled our way through our discussion, and had a hilarious time talking about style, what lights us up, how to find what kinds of styles fit YOU, and, all a…
 
Lei Wang is an executive coach, speaker, and mountain climber. As the first Asian woman to complete the Explorers Grand Slam, Lei has been a sought-after international motivational speaker since 2010. She has inspired people around the world to dream big and achieve a fulfilling life that is truly exciting. As a coach, Lei helps business leaders ac…
 
Tom Chatfield is a philosopher and author of the books Critical Thinking and How To Think. In this episode we discuss:- How to avoid common thinking mistakes and deal with your biases to be less wrong- The three characteristics of valuable information sources- How to understand statistics and form an accurate picture of reality in a data driven wor…
 
Visakan ‘Visa’ Veerasamy is a creator, marketer and the author of two books, Friendly Ambitious Nerd and Introspect. In this episode we discuss: - How to reframe your ambition so you can succeed your way- How to create content that helps people, makes money and connects you to your tribe- How to market yourself and your work without selling out We …
 
Luly B. is a business strategist, speaker, coach, mother, and best-selling Amazon author on a mission to help women define success on their own terms. She is a feisty Cuban-American mom and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in marketing strategy, business consulting, and leadership. Drawing from her experience in the nonprofit, academic, and…
 
Abygail and Ashleigh Montague are two of the three sisters who founded Blk Owned HAMONT, an open resource to find and support black-owned businesses in the Greater Hamilton, Ontario area. Their mission is to celebrate, showcase, explore, and support black-owned businesses by creating a sustainable and thriving black-owned economy. In this episode, …
 
Andrea and I are talking about the many ways that you can make some noise, own your strengths, and speak your mind. It’s a big topic, and it could not come at a better time. At the heart of making noise is first getting comfortable with accepting the unique things that make you great. I know that many times, it feels more comfortable to play down y…
 
Dr. Kara Johnson is a physician, CEO, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and international public speaker. Educated at Harvard University and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and trained at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Johnson was well-equipped to create Mountain View Medical Center, a multi-specialty medi…
 
Michael Meade is a mythologist, storyteller and author best known for books like The Water of Life, Fate and Destiny and The Genius Myth. In this episode we discuss: - How to find and tap into your inner genius - How to tell transformative stories that move people- The most valuable life lessons from world mythology We also cover Michael’s near fat…
 
Social procurement is something I’ve touched on before, but in this episode, I’ll be going into more detail about how it is done in various industries. You’ll get a glimpse of what social procurement looks like when it comes to different areas of business and get insight into how it can have a huge impact not only on your business, but also on the …
 
Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur and author of the book Wanting, The Power of Mimetic Desire and How to Want What You Need. In this episode, we cover: - How to turn blind wanting that leaves you unfulfilled to intentional wanting that supports your values- The different kinds of role models and how they affect your desires and behaviour- How conflict…
 
John McEuen reached out to share 2 new songs with us, and I'm releasing "Hey Joe" with the Oak Ridge Boys, and "Back in History" with John Russell in this episode as we listen to John talk about his book, the Life I've Picked. I could not be more excited to share this week’s interview. John is one of the most celebrated and best known banjo players…
 
Rob Fitzpatrick is an author and entrepreneur, best known for his book The Mom Test. His latest offering is Write Useful Books. In this episode, we discuss: - Rob’s 4-part system for writing useful books based on product testing principles - Common mistakes to avoid in getting feedback from readers - Business lessons Rob has learned from a decade a…
 
Today, I am joined by the founders of SideBiz Studio, an online marketplace that showcases products and services offered by the Canadian Arts community. Kelsey Verzotti and Jacob Sheffield started SideBiz just over a year ago, and in this episode, they share how they are encouraging it to evolve as a marketplace and a business. Listen in as Kelsey …
 
Thomas Moore is an author and psychotherapist, best known for the NYT bestseller Care of the Soul. His latest book, Soul Therapy is focused on therapy that actually makes a difference. In this episode we discuss: - What therapy or "soul care" is and how it works - The myths that to help you through dark times in life - The modern obsession with chi…
 
There's a world of opportunity to rethink and redesign the way we make things. Unlike the current wasteful industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Basically, the idea is to eliminate waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the design stage. So, in this episode, I want to share w…
 
Kerri Garbis is the Founder, President, and CEO of Ovation, a communication skills training firm. Kerri has trained hundreds of executives internationally on presentation skills, storytelling for business, etiquette, and emotional intelligence. At the helm of Ovation, a 30-person global training firm, Kerri ensures that every Ovation engagement del…
 
David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, Co-Founder and CTO at Basecamp and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote. In this episode we discuss: - David’s learning process and how he’s applied it to everything from photography to race car driving - Basecamp's recent battle against Apple and the implications of Big Tech mono…
 
Danielle Lindblom is a life coach and the Founder of Danielle Lindblom Coaching. After a degree in mechanical engineering and a career in lean manufacturing, running events, and climbing to leadership positions, Danielle experienced debilitating anxiety that had her hiding in dark conference rooms. Being laid off in 2017 was a blessing in disguise …
 
Our guest today is Renee Devereaux, who serves as Executive Director at EDGE, the impact entrepreneurship hub at Sheridan College. EDGE, in collaboration with partners, provides new and growing ventures with mentorship, learning programs and support to access funding. In this episode, Renee discusses why she sees entrepreneurship as a powerful tool…
 
Season 6 has been all about finding joy in the messy middle. In the season finale, I'm looking back and the 5 most memorable conversations I've had with guests over the last year. For each one, I'm sharing a bit about what stood out about our conversation, and, playing a bit of the episode so you can hear them explain things in their own words. Dr.…
 
Deborah Brenner is the Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits. She graduated from the University of Delaware with degrees in English and Journalism, and was soon hired by a television and film technology company that required international travel to countries for whom wine is a part of everyday life. After over 20 years in the male-dominated …
 
While this podcast is typically focused on purpose driven, for-profit businesses, I am currently working on a project geared toward non-profit organizations, and the concept of purpose is relevant there, as well. I came across an article entitled “The Four Principles of Purpose Driven Board Leadership,” and one of the main questions asked is whethe…
 
Katty Douraghy is an entrepreneur, facilitator, podcast host, and author. She is the President of Artisan Creative, a staffing and recruitment agency focusing on digital, creative, and marketing talent, and the Founder of Inspiring Hiring, an online resume and job posting portal. Katty is also a team and retreat facilitator, working closely with en…
 
A lot of people are talking about FOMO, especially as the US is opening back up after the pandemic. As everything and everyone starts to come out of quarantine and shelter in place, and we are feeling safer about being in public, it seems that a lot of people are feeling he push to rush back into life, and, rush back to returning to life at the sam…
 
We often discuss finding purpose within your business, but what about the desire to find purpose in your personal life too? After the year we have had, a lot of people are re-evaluating what is important to them—where they want to reside, the kind of work they pursue, and the people they surround themselves with. So in this episode, I'll be discuss…
 
Dr. Pamela Ellis is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Education Strategies and Compass College Advisory Center. Known as “The Education Doctor,” she is an award-winning educator and best-selling author of What to Know Before They Go. She has visited over 450 college campuses to help teens find a college that feels like home and par…
 
Raoul Pal is the Co-Founder & CEO of Real Vision Group, a disruptive financial media brand. He also runs his own macro research business the Global Macro Investor and was himself previously a highly successful portfolio manager at one of the world’s largest hedge funds GLG. The global economy is in a state of transition and with the march of techno…
 
As the world begins to come out of lockdown and things start opening up, it’s worthwhile to take a moment and think of all the local small or medium businesses that have struggled throughout these tough times. Now that we can actually go places again, at least in limited numbers, we need to make an effort to actively support these local businesses.…
 
In this episode, I'm talking about the term "languishing," which is something that Adam Grant recently wrote about in the New York Times. His article was titled "There's a Name For The Blah That You're Feeling, and It's Called Languishing." When I read it, it struck me that languishing really is one of the predominant emotions that you find in the …
 
Lara Nikola is the Founder and President of Smart Sips Coffee, an exciting brand of unique flavored coffees, decaf, lattes, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate. She is an award-winning entrepreneur who has been featured on Good Morning America, where she swam with the sharks from Shark Tank. She has been interviewed on Fox and Friends, Money Magazine, a…
 
Barbara Oakley is an educator and writer who’s empowering people all over the world to learn more effectively. She’s best known for her role as the lead instructor on Coursera’s Learning How To Learn and her bestselling book A Mind for Numbers but in the last few years she’s created an incredible body of work including multiple books and online cou…
 
Big lofty goals to change the world are admirable, but if you aren’t creating a healthy workplace for your employees, does it even matter? Today we will be discussing how organizations can define purpose by creating a healthy workplace. To share her expertise in this area is Liza Provenzano, founder and principal consultant of SparkHR. In this epis…
 
In this interview, I am so honored to be joined by author Sonya Renee Taylor. Sonya is the author of the the New York Times Bestselling book, “The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love.” She just recently released an updated version of that book, and the “Your Body is Not an Apology Workbook: Tools for Living Radical Self Love.” So…
 
Shauna Swerland is the Founder and CEO of Fuel Talent, a Seattle-based boutique recruiting firm. She started the company in 2013 after having been in the search industry for nearly 26 years. Prior to that, she spent two decades living in San Francisco and New York, opening eight offices, hiring, training, and managing over 100 recruiters all while …
 
In this episode, I’m delighted to have Fred Waitzkin return for his second interview, this time to talk about his brand new book “Strange Love.” Fred is the author of “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” which is based on his experiences with his son Josh who was a chess prodigy at age 7. In this new interview, we talk about his latest book (Strange Love…
 
Lou Cysewski is an activist, innovative strategist, and the Co-founder and CEO of the world's first and only climate-neutral marketing and merchandise agency, Coolperx. The company was born out of her conviction to transform the corporate gifting industry from a toxic environmental polluter to a conscious connector of people and values. Lou served …
 
Dean Nelson is the director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and author of the book Talk To Me. He has over 40 years of experience in journalism and has written stories from all over the world, which have been published the likes of the New York Times & Boston Globe. In this episode, we discuss: - How to navi…
 
As I have mentioned before, I work as an executive recruiter. If there is one thing that is true for every position where you are working with people, it is that you can’t prepare for everything. However, with the right strategies in place you are more likely to attract the right candidates. So, in this episode, I want to share some insights for hi…
 
In this episode, I am sharing about a couple of parallel "paths" I've noticed in the past few months: those of Labyrinths, making mindful choices about what to do next, and setting boundaries to support those choices and new directions. Your Unique Path In December 2020 I took a week long course and became a trained labyrinth facilitator. The labyr…
 
Donna Childs is the Founder and CEO of Prisere LLC, which she founded to develop capacity for climate and disaster risk resilience. Building on her previous experience as a senior executive in the reinsurance industry, Prisere was named one of the 50 most innovative startups by the Kauffman Foundation. Donna and Prisere have led projects for the Un…
 
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