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You're on this earth for a purpose. You want to live a life that matters. So lets cut thru the fear and the overwhelm and all the crap that gets in the way of you living the life you’re here for.This is the becoming ourselves podcast where we are fired up about you getting clear on who and whose you are, what you’re called to, and how to get there. Because the world is waiting for you to show up and own your power. I’m your host, Juli Wenger, a coach, speaker, author, Jesus lover, Enneagram ...
 
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Seattle Nice

Erica Barnett, Sandeep Kaushik, David Hyde

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It’s getting harder and harder to talk about politics, especially if you disagree. Well, screw that. Seattle Nice aims to be the most opinionated and smartest analysis of what’s really happening in Seattle politics available in any medium. Each episode dives into contentious and sometimes ridiculous topics, exploring perspectives from across Seattle's political spectrum, from city council brawls to the ways the national political conversation filters through our unique political process. Eve ...
 
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This week Erica has some "Seattle Nice" things to say about Seattle's new Republican City Attorney Ann Davison. Plus, the pod debates a new Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce poll that confirms everything Sandeep believes about Seattle voters. If you like Seattle Nice please help support the pod on Patreon. Any monthly level is very welcome, …
 
God has His own timing for everything. Even when we think we hear his plan and his timing clearly, it is always subject to change. Writing and launching a book takes planning and deadlines, and it also takes a team of people, which means that you have less control over the process of your project because you have zero control over other people. Thi…
 
In today’s episode, Nicole reflects on her first few roles out of college as she dedicates this episode to the graduating class of 2022 about to be tossed out into the workforce universe. Whether you are one of these students or a family member of one, please join us for some laughs, realizations, and insight that Nicole has developed over the last…
 
Once your book goes to the publisher for editing, it is officially out of your hands and all you can do is wait and trust. Easier said than done, I know! This week I'm sharing about what I learned in the process of waiting and how I leaned on God as I worked through the edits. FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON INSTAGRAM @becomingourselvespodcast CONNECT WITH J…
 
Publishing options - how do you know which is best for you? This week I share what I decided was best for me and offer some points to ponder for when you get to this phase. Then, I talk about what happens after you send off your first draft for the first official edit. Hint: not much happens on your end. Tip: take the time to breathe and rest. FOLL…
 
In this episode, Nicole is joined by Matt Griffin - a six-year U.S. Navy veteran and a 15-year law enforcement veteran. He is a national speaker, mentor, and consultant who wants to change the culture around mental health and police, military members, emergency services, and firefighters. Matt is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book, “…
 
Hooray! Your first draft is complete! Now what? Well, it's time to clean it up before sending it off to your publisher. This week we're stepping out of author territory and putting on our editor hats! FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON INSTAGRAM @becomingourselvespodcast CONNECT WITH JULI Instagram | Clubhouse | Facebook: @juliwenger https://www.juliwenger.com/…
 
You've got the right space, you've got the support, you cranked out those ideas and the outline, now it's time to get busy putting it all together. FOLLOW THE PODCAST ON INSTAGRAM @becomingourselvespodcast CONNECT WITH JULI Instagram | Clubhouse | Facebook: @juliwenger https://www.juliwenger.com/ Book a Clarity Call Sign up for FIRED-UP - the Newsl…
 
In today’s episode, Nicole takes a more personal route - she talks about her husband’s career as a first responder, as well as the trauma that can crop up and change an individual from such a particular career. “Another Side of Accountability” is a short volume of poetry by Nicole’s husband. It is dedicated to all who serve as first responders; it …
 
Erica and Sandeep tackle two of the biggest issues facing Seattle this week according to local news reports: Income inequality and a growing dog poop crisis. If you like Seattle Nice please help support it on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=creatorshare…
 
Writing a book doesn't have to take years. In fact, it only took me 5 weeks to write mine. One of the biggest keys to getting getting your thoughts out and actually organizing them into a book structure is your ENVIRONMENT - everything from the people you're spending time with to the physical space for your writing. In this episode, I share some th…
 
Erica and Sandeep discuss the King County Regional Homelessness Authority with some agreement, plenty of disagreement and requisite Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome references. Two podcasters enter. Do two podcasters leave? If you like Seattle Nice please help support it on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_…
 
Hello aspiring writers! Today we are talking all about getting organized with outlines and systems. Everyone's best system will look different, but I am sharing what worked for me and why. Shout out to my all time favorite organizational tool...STICKY NOTES! Most importantly I share how I kept my focus on God to guide me to share His message. FOLLO…
 
In today’s episode, Nicole Davison is joined by Jessa Hillman, a mom of two, author of the Lifestyle of an Anxious Mom Blog, and is currently in graduate school pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Nicole and Jessa unpack her career path and how she sought to connect with other moms who struggle with anxiety. Her Blog …
 
Seattle TV reporter Jonathan Choe was reportedly fired this week after Tweeting about a far-right Proud Boys rally. But before this incident Choe composed other controversial Tweets about homelessness and crime. Sandeep and Erica discuss and debate Choe’s larger oeuvre, as well as the underlying issues. If you like Seattle Nice please help support …
 
From Author to Authority Series - Episode 1 - So You Wanna Write a Book You've felt the "call" to write a book, so what's next? This week I share about how I started making my idea a reality. It all starts with clarity and intention. But what happens when imposter syndrome creeps up and makes us question the clarity we thought we had? Tune in and f…
 
This week Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell postponed his plan to crack down on disorderly conduct along Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. Erica and Sandeep do a deep dive on that decision, and disagree about the criticism Harrell's facing. Sandeep and Erica also offer competing Gen X takes on why the majority of Gen Z college grads tell pollsters they w…
 
In today's episode we talk with Katherine Costa about how she experiences her "nineness" and how the enneagram has allowed her to remember to who she always knew she was. We chat about typical nine tendencies, we explore what anger looks like to a peacemaker, Katherine shares about what it feels like for a 9 in stress to move toward the catastrophi…
 
In this episode of Unpacking Perspectives, Nicole Davison is joined by Teresa Bruni, an incredibly empathetic healer and Spiritual Warrior who aims to help others in overcoming the various challenges within their lives. She believes that everyone deserves healing - physical, emotional, and spiritual - resulting in an abundant and fulfilled life! Te…
 
This week our fellow enneagram teacher Marlie Heberling gives us an insider's perspective of life as an eight. She tells us about what it was like growing up in a world where anger and intensity aren't met with understanding and she shares how she has been able to harness her eight energy and do good with it. We talk about emotions, conflict, cente…
 
On Friday Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell talked up his "Operation New Day" crime-fighting campaign with law enforcement leaders including U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Brown and the DEA's Frank Tarentino. Will the focus on downtown "hot spots" work to address a spike in serious crime? Longtime friends and political opponents Erica and Sandeep do not agree…
 
Do sevens really have more fun? This week we hear from Anastasia Sauvage about what it's really like being a seven who wants to "march to the beat of their own drum, but still be part of the experience." She tells us about how the enneagram gave her a sense of relief and validation for how she shows up in the word. And she gives us some amazing ins…
 
Nicole Davison is joined by Kolbi Estes, a small-town girl from southeast Kansas. Kolbi is continuing to grow her following through her Instagram account, Wake Up Be The Change, with a passion to share what’s on her mind and has certainly woken up quite a bit of people across our country. Her story is one of inspiration as we spend some time unpack…
 
In this mini bonus episode, Nicole talks about her vision for the podcast, and the upcoming episodes may be a different perspective than yours. She also discusses her podcast as a platform to have vulnerable and open conversations. We have so much to learn from each other. We need to remember to listen to one another, even when the different voices…
 
All of sudden, nearly everyone from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell to members of the City Council to the business and philanthropic communities are talking about encampments on the streets of downtown Seattle. What gives? Are efforts to remove encampments going to work? And are they fair to homeless people? If you like Seattle Nice please help support…
 
The Loyalist episode is finally here. This one is a little different as we welcome a client and dear friend to the stage. I've had the honour to be Marites's Enneagram teacher and her coach, and in the process witness some incredible type 6 transformation. In today's episode we're talking about planning and preparation, learning to trust yourself, …
 
Today we're chatting with Elizabeth Evans about arguably the most misunderstood enneagram type - the 5s. Our 5 friends love all things knowledge and facts which can make them often seem aloof and disengaged. In this episode, Elizabeth offers up her unique perspective that answers the question "what's actually going on in a 5's inner world?" We cove…
 
Nicole Davison is joined by Ashley Dunnwald, a certified life coach who specializes in coaching moms. Along with coaching moms who want to feel less overwhelmed and fulfilled, she is a police wife and mom to a son with severe food allergies. Ashley shares how she has utilized coaching to overcome daily anxiety, repetitive thoughts, and self-judgmen…
 
Former hippie Erica calls out former hippie and new Seattle City Council member Sara Nelson. Sandeep plays defense. At issue: Crime against small businesses, and a fight on the city council over symbolic resolution-making. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=t…
 
As you might expect from a type 4, my chat with Tricia gets real deep, real quick. In this episode, Tricia opens up about her how her new identity as a mom sent her on her self discovery journey that led her to the enneagram. Tricia offers some life changing advice for how to live healthfully as a 4 and how to create space for transformation in you…
 
Sandeep and Erica take sides in the raging debate on the left over crime after Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell holds a presser on public safety. We also hear their takes on Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat's explosive crime column and KEXP DJ John Richard's crime tweets. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://pat…
 
Hey Acheivers! We're coming for you and your emotions in an honest and candid chat with my friend, and fellow Enneagram Coach, Emily Rayburn. What does life as a 3 look like? Listen in and find out! We're diving into everything from perception management to perfectionism to being present and learning to rest. MEET EMILY: Emily Rayburn is a Certifie…
 
Nicole Davison is joined by her friend Erin, the owner of Nob Hill Jane®, a Cheshire, Connecticut-based calligraphy studio specializing in modern calligraphy, hand-lettered signage, and engraving. Nicole and Erin break down her career transition from a lawyer to becoming the owner of her very own calligraphy studio. After graduating from Pennsylvan…
 
Erica and Sandeep ponder the puzzling decision to invite former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani to a King County GOP event (now reportedly cancelled) and debate proposed voting reforms. Even when we agree we disagree. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm…
 
It's a Type 2 party over here! Come hang with me and Shirley as we dive into what live as an Enneagram 2 looks like. Randomness and enlightenment are coming your way. Also, listening to Shirley is like a big warm hug. We're talking boundaries, carrying, helpfulness, and how the enneagram has brought us into a life that is so different than we expec…
 
Are we dense enough? That's the question state lawmakers are taking up this month. Erica and Sandeep both say no, but still find plenty to disagree about. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=creatorshare…
 
Today we welcome Tony Yeoman to the podcast as the first guest of our Enneagram series. You guessed it, he's a Type 1! Let's dive into all things Type 1 with his incredible knowledge and story. MEET TONY: Anthony Yeoman (known as Tony to friends and family) is a husband, father, and veteran software engineer whose career has spanned many companies …
 
Nicole Davison is joined by her long time friend, Dr. Novella an Assistant Professor in Counselor Education at Fairfield University, licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Novella previously worked as a college counselor and director of counseling at Sacred Heart University. Her r…
 
Seattle's eviction moratorium is extended as is Sandeep and Erica's witty repartee on the latest "short but not so sweet" edition of Seattle Nice. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=creatorshare…
 
Bruce Harrell's swearing in speech this week was all about love and unity. Or was it? This week Sandeep and Erica slice, dice and analyze the new mayor's first address to the city. Are the comparisons to New York City's new mayor Eric Adams valid? Plus, Debora Juarez was elected Seattle's first Native American city council president. How did she la…
 
Nicole Davison is joined by her friend Amy Suznovich, a professional singer, and an embracer of life. Amy shares her experience with caring for a loved one with a terminal illness and how she has learned to cope with losing a parent. Because of these experiences, Amy aims to fill every moment with as much living as she can. She is no longer afraid …
 
This year, I knew that stepping into planning with a particular structure was not going to serve me. So instead, I need to sit and I need to be available. I need to dream. And I need to step out of the structure. There's an important language shift happening here. Come along for the ride! CONNECT WITH ME Instagram | Clubhouse | Facebook: @juliwenge…
 
New Year's Eve is Jenny Durkan's last day in office, and her legacy is now up for debate. Sandeep and Erica dive into the juiciest issues she faced during her mayoralty including an unflattering nickname, homelessness, police reform, protests, and political labels. They also speculate about what might be different under Mayor Bruce Harrell, who is …
 
Welcome my good friend, Sean Walker, to the studio today. Sean shares his story of how his upbringing shaped his future, but also how he's changing the story of his family moving forward. MEET SEAN: Hi, my name is Sean Walker. I’m a 30-year-old entrepreneur, personal development coach, author, and fitness/wellness expert residing in Hampton Roads V…
 
Nicole Davison shares her perspective on grief during the holiday season and how she has learned to cope with it. She shares how everyone processes and copes with grief differently. This year hasn’t been easy, so this holiday season Davison hopes that her listeners can take a pause. Coping with grief looks different for everyone, some like to keep …
 
Seattle recently elected its first Republican to any office since the 1980s. Sandeep and Erica debate what that means for other blue cities, and what a new Republican city attorney means for the future of Seattle. If you like Seattle Nice please help support this pod on Patreon https://patreon.com/seattlenice?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&ut…
 
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