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37 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Life Coach vs. Therapist
Rachel from Ebb and Flow is back and today we tackle the coaching industry. If you're on Instagram, there's no doubt you know someone that's ventured into the world of coaching. While that person you know may have the experience and credentials to help people, there are plenty of others that don't and are more or less "influencer" types that are just after your money.Rachel shares her perspective as a professional counselor and how her industry differs from coaching. I share my experiences with counselling, with coaching, and my one month stint as a career coach. The major takeaway is this, you need to use discernment. I wised up enough to know nobody can help me navigate the road I'm on except for me, so counseling is where I need to be because it's self-lead. If you have a specific goal, like cleaning up your resume or getting help developing your interviewing skills, then a career coach may be the person for you. You just need to know your goal.Remember that the coaching industry is also a sales industry, the perfectly manicured newsfeeds are there for a reason- if you thought sex sold well, wait til you see what the idea of perfection can do. Treat it like OZ, pull back the curtain to find out who the actual "wizard" is. If you need help with a resume or fitness goal, ask the business/wellness coach what credentials they have that qualify them to help you write your resume or get in shape.(Note: Losing 200 lbs. does not make someone a nutrition coach, a divorce does not make someone a relationship coach.)The same goes for therapy, if you're looking for someone with specific qualifications, ask for it. If you end up with a counselor you feel you don't mesh with, try someone else, you're not bound to that person. Rachel and I touch on a few examples and specifics that will hopefully give more clarity, but also empower you to make the decision that's right for you, and that may mean using a coach and a counselor. Either way, it's you're journey and you're in the driver's seat, choose your passengers wisely.
34 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Want to Get Ahead? Learn, Unlearn, Relearn
Rachel is back! Today we analyze the behavior of leaders. Why is it that some leaders are better than others, or some leaders think it's ok to behave in a way that we think is unacceptable? Simple, it's because somewhere along the way they learned that that behavior was permissible. So is your boss or manager really a bad person? Truthfully, we can't fault people for knowing what they don't know.However, it's the responsibility of an individual in leadership to constantly challenge their own beliefs and be willing to admit what they've learned and know, may not be true. These are hard truths to admit, mostly because they force us into a new way of being and thinking which can feel unsettling. But, if you want to excel and get ahead in life (if you want to be a leader), you have to be able to look at what you think and believe and see how that may be stopping you from getting what you want.Example, when I was little my parents would yell at my brother and I if we did something wrong. By the time I got to the classroom and started teaching, I'd engage in argumentative behavior with my students because that's what my parents did with me and it worked, so that kind of reprimanding had to work on my students too, right? NOPE. It was one of the very first things that I had to learn how to break and it took a while!The great thing about this is that if we're serious about growing and changing and becoming better leaders, we can take the appropriate steps to do so. Rachel fills us in on this process and gives us all the hope that with some work, we can improve!
33 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Not Everyone Can Be a Leader
Today I sat down with Brianne Rush, VP of Operations for a local marketing agency, and we discussed one of my favorite topics, leadership.I'll say over and over again that leadership isn't about telling people what to do, real leadership is about the ability to lead yourself. Unfortunately, I've worked for and with quite a few leaders that lacked control over their emotions, handed difficult situations over to other people to fix, and operated from a place of ego. These kind of leaders are everywhere, and Brianne not only offers some good tips on how companies can better train their leaders but also how employees can work with difficult bosses/managers.Brianne also talks about becoming the best at what you do, how you may find greater success and inadvertently become a leader in your field because you've become the master at what you do. A good example of this is LeBron James. LeBron has become the best at what he does, but just because he's a great player doesn't mean he'd be a great coach- and we're certain he knows that and that's the key. It's knowing what you're good at.
26 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Today we have a bonus 6th house episode. After last week's podcast I realized how common it must be for eating disorders to develop, so I called in the professionals from Ebb and Flow Counseling in Cleveland, OH to get some insight. Rachel Waggoner, founder of Ebb and Flow and her colleague, Nicole Ryan, registered dietician, joined me and shared a wealth of information.Turns out, I didn't know the difference between eating disorders and disordered eating and learned that we're (mostly females) conditioned to partake in disordered eating without even realizing we're doing it, ex: "I'm skipping lunch because I know I'm having a big dinner," "I'm not having toast with my eggs because I shouldn't eat carbs." We've gotten so deep into this that we don't understand what we're doing or why we're doing it. Sadly, a number of people will develop diagnosed eating disorders and it's not hard to understand why, or is it?Rachel and Nicole explain how and why a disorder develops and how it's treated through work with a licensed counselor, dietician, and medical professional. Yes, there's a team of people involved because what you'll learn from this episode, is that you can't just tell a person they look great and shouldn't worry about food because that's not a cure, that can actually do more harm.Speaking of which, Rachel and Nicole also explain how to get help or support a loved one going through this. I want to make a note here that Nicole says that just because we eat food does not make us experts in nutrition and she's exactly right. While we have the best intentions and don't want to see the people we love suffer, we could actually end up shaming them, which could make things worse.*If you're in Ohio, please reach out to Ebb and Flow counseling or another professional counseling group to get help for yourself or a loved one.
24 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Stop Dieting, Start Eating Real Food
Mary Sorma, Head Trainer at Tremont Athletic Club in Cleveland, stopped by to bust some dieting myths and help us understand what we should really be eating. After this conversation, you'll understand how much we like to complicate things for ourselves. The pressure to diet and look Instagram filter-perfect has consumed our society. Dieting trends have become so powerful that they've made their way to stores and product labels- "low carb," "Keto friendly," "Paleo friendly," "Healthy Fats," "Low Calorie." One diet tells you to eliminate carbs, another tells you to do without fats, but our bodies need those things, you stand in the grocery store feeling completely and totally defeated so you just go home and order a pizza (I can't be the only one that does this). Mary not only gives us all the tips and great advice when it comes to healthy fitness and nutrition habits, but she emphasizes what we all want to hear- that we don't need to stop going to taco Tuesday because we're trying to eat healthier. It's all about building healthier habits that help us strike that balance so we don't feel the guilt and shame around eating a taco and having a margarita or two. Listen to the full episode to get all the details on how you can begin to build your own healthy habits that will help you strike a better balance.
45 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Modern Dating: Apps and Nude Photos
Jaudia is back and today we tackle the world of modern dating. Jaudia met her partner on Bumble, I absolutely refuse to use dating apps and have an obvious and not so obvious reason why I stay off of them. We talk about our preferences and why neither of us are wrong for our choices. Dating truly comes down to knowing and honoring what you want.We also talk about nude photos. I told Jaudia I get disappointed when it seems I finally talk to someone that would be a great match and then they ask for photos. I find it aggravating, then I feel like a bad feminist because while I want to support women's choices I feel like women have also set this precedent that it's ok for men to ask for photos. Or maybe it's just the wrong men? We dive into reasons behind females sending photos and talk about how we've been conditioned to find our worth through a man's approval. If you're single or have been single in this age of app dating, I'm sure the ups, downs, and overall confusion that is modern dating will resonate. Godspeed my friends, Godspeed.
26 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
The Joys of Living Alone
Living alone is something I think every person should experience, at least once. You'd be surprised what you learn about yourself and how much harder you need to push yourself when there's nobody there to hold you accountable. My friend Kristyna Hix joins me at The Pour House today to talk about the ups and downs of living alone. She shares some of her struggles and the things she's done to get herself out of those negative slumps that might keep her in bed or on the couch.If you're living alone and sometimes struggle with it (especially the cost), cheers to you friend, we know it can be tough.
24 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
How to Be a Better Communicator
The majority of our problems and frustrations stem from poor communication. I talked to my friend Rachel Waggoner, owner of Ebb & Flow counseling in Cleveland, OH and she gives some great tips on how we can be better, more effective communicators. Whether you have communication issues with your friends, family, partner, or coworkers we talk about it all. We even talk about when it's time to leave a toxic situation. We all have those relationships, the ones where we think we just need to try harder, speak more thoughtfully, change our tone, listen more intently, but despite our efforts the situation still stays the same. Rachel tells us when it's time to pack our things and exit that relationship.
36 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Defining Your Personal Values
If you feel like you might be in the wrong career or relationship, or if you feel like your life in general could use some improvement, then we need to take a look at your values. What are core values? How do you define them? How do you uphold your own values? Marianne Goldweber stops by to answer all of those questions and explain exactly how important it is to name and live according to what you've prioritized as your own core value system.Unfortunately, when our values are loosely defined or not something that we uphold, we keep ourselves in jobs and relationships that aren't good for us. We have way more power than we think, and it's by honoring our core values that we actually get the jobs and relationships we want and deserve.Learn more about Marianne and her work at A Village- Personal and Spiritual Development at mariannegoldweber.com.
32 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Becoming Who You Are
Today, Jordan Serpentini showed up at the Pour House to talk about leaving her old self behind to become who and what she wanted to be.She goes into detail about the moment she knew she was living her life wrong and the aftermath that followed, including the reactions from others when she decided she no longer wanted to live according to anyone else's plan.Change is extremely difficult and we talk about the courage and strength it takes to stay on the path that you know is right for yourself. If you take anything away from this episode, know that whatever direction you're heading is correct as long as you feel it's right for you. Keep going, everyone else will eventually adjust.
9 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
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