Kristin Swanson has a gift of helping thought leaders execute their “someday when” procrastinated projects with ease. As a breast cancer survivor & Coaches Institute trained Coach, Kristin has learned the importance of getting out of one’s own way to stop waiting until “someday” to make a unique impact.  In today’s episode, Kristin talks about dealing with cancer. We talk about how facing her own mortality has created fear, but also opportunity for deep growth for her both personally and professionally. We explore modalities for healing wounds in relationships, and…

We live in an age of influence. We are all either the persuaders or the persuaded, intentionally or unintentionally — whether it’s in the business world or the consumer world, whether it’s IRL or online especially on social media where very little can or should be taken at face value. I’m very excited to say that my guest today, Dr. Robert Cialdini, is often referred to as the Godfather of Influence. He is known around the world for his scientific work on what leads people to say yes to requests…

Weird is the new black! This is how my guest on today’s show, Corin Grillo, accounts for the openness she is observing in more and more people who want to explore concepts that have for a long time been considered new-agey and woo. Corin is a #1 best-selling author of the book, The Angel Experiment. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, transformational retreat leader, business mentor, and spiritual instigator. Her message and training deliver powerful anecdotes to help businesses and lives grow through the power of intuition, ritual, and cultivating…

At the age of five my guest, Guy Sohm’s mother said to him “You can help people heal by channeling energy. Ask first that it is for the person's highest good, then bring energy in from the universe through your crown chakra and out your hand to where you wish that energy to flow.” Guy started doing hands on healing, then candle meditations and learning about chakras. Guy is an unusual bloke to use the Aussie term—he lives in a treehouse made from local and recycled materials which have six…

The human brain is a structure so amazing that a famous scientist once called it, “the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.” My guest today, Janet Doman, has been a pioneer in unlocking what is possible for babies and children with the work she has done as Director of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential since 1980. I’m grateful to be sitting down with Janet today, as I had the privilege of attending her workshop back in April where I learned techniques for significantly…

If change is the one constant in life, it’s inspiring to know that embracing change can really open you up to living life to its fullest. My guest on today’s show is Monica Berg, a self-professed change junkie, who is here to share her wisdom and her impressive life experience working as Chief Communications Officer for Kabbalah Centre International. Monica is the author of Fear Is Not an Option and Rethink Love, and she co-hosts the Spiritually Hungry podcast with her husband, Michael Berg. "If you live a fear-based life,…

Befriending your brain is the business of my guest on today’s show, and she has actually created a thriving business around it. A great storyteller with a profound message, Divya Darling is devoted to illuminating the wisdom within. Having researched the mysteries of the mind for decades, obtaining degrees in neuroscience, psychology, and cognitive sciences and being an avid yogi and philosopher, Divya serves as a Transformational Brain Trainer. "The tone of voice is evident and distinct when it's guidance speaking. It's like a matriarch that's gentle yet firm."Divya Darling…

I feel so grateful and proud because today we are celebrating the 300th episode of Get Yourself Optimized! That is nearly 6 years, and I’ve never missed a week. I’m grateful for you my listener for taking this journey with me and growing with me over these years and I feel fulfilled gathering and sharing with the world amazing wisdom from the most inspiring teachers, masters, and experts. The last 14 months have brought tectonic shifts to all of our lives. Most of us felt fear and uncertainty during this…

A relationship is like a bank account—you are either making deposits or withdrawals every day depending on your behavior toward one another. My guests today are Dr. John Gottman and his partner in work and life, Dr. Julie Gottman. They are co-founders of the Gottman Institute, where they have been committed to an ongoing program of research and interventions to foster stronger relationships. It has been their mission to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. "Every marriage…

From conception to death, we are all held to universal laws, so it makes sense that we should work to understand what those laws are. I was so impressed with my guest on today’s show, Dr. Frances Yahia after she did an interview on my wife Orion’s podcast, I knew I needed to have her on the show.  Dr. Yahia is a mental health counselor, akashic records reader, archetypal astrologer, podcast host and college professor. She uses universal laws, metaphysics, mythology and astrology to create theories and therapeutic tools to…

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