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035: The opportunity to risk after major loss with Jon and Sharon DeWaal

Jon and Sharon have been happily married for 42 1/2 years, raised five children in Michigan, have 14 grandchildren, and currently live in Braselton, Georgia. Jon serves as Director of Education at Eagle Ranch in Flowery Branch, Georgia, a therapeutic/counseling residential treatment center for at-risk youth and their families. Sharon serves part-time as Patient Service Manager at Choices Pregnancy Care Center in Gainesville, Georgia, a non-profit ministry helping provide health services and resources to men and women. Jon and Sharon provide a beautiful story of a season of profound loss (loved one and employment) and an opportunity to take a huge leap of faith. Listen as we discuss:

  • The transition of an economic downturn
  • The rug was being pulled out from under my feet
  • All in five minutes
  • A little change?
  • A unique opportunity to get away
  • I won’t forget that pause
  • I had the 95 but I needed that 5%
  • Let’s do this
  • This is overwhelming
  • New Normal
  • Rinse and Repeat
  • Living on the edge of fear all the time
  • Just say “Si or no”
  • You have to take the first step
  • Putting two prayers together
  • A whole new unknown

034:The power of a major life transition with Jon DeWaal and Hillary Augustine

Jon DeWaal serves as the Executive Director and life transition guide at Liminal Space. Throughout his personal life and professional career, Jon has discovered that handling transition well will allow for a deeper and more fulfilling life. Hillary Augustine is a financial alchemist and energetic force for transformation, especially for those navigating change and transition. Hillary brings fresh air and life to all that she encounters. She has blended together a Masters in Accounting from the University of South Florida, a Masters in Counseling from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and a Mixology Certificate from ABC Bartending School. She consults and teaches on a wide range of areas – including: money, values, organizational strategy, and expanded thought. Her brilliance infuses everything around her as she ignites and transmutes fresh understanding into everyday realities. Jon and Hillary will be facilitating a workshop called Navigate Transitions: Learn to guide your life with the Currency Paradigm on March 2nd. In today’s episode, Hillary and Jon will be discussing the transformative power of all life transitions, if we learn to wait and listen to how they are forming us. In this episode, they will be exploring:

  • What is transition?
  • Listening on the heart level; it’s not just the fragmented pieces
  • Get me out of this unknown
  • The four currencies
  • Mono-Currency
  • Open up your perspective
  • How have you utilized the 7 different dimensions?
  • Rooted in reality
  • What Ecosystem are we building?
  • To see at a greater level

Recommended Resources

On March 2nd, Hillary and Jon will be leading a workshop called: Navigate Transitions: Learn to guide your life with the Currency Paradigm.  Click on the link to learn more and sign up today.

Contact Hillary and Jon

Website: inaliminalspace.org and hillaryaugustine.com

Email: jon@inaliminalspace.org and hillary@hillaryaugustine.com

Facebook:@inaliminalspace

Instagram:@inaliminalspace

 

 

033: Lessons from a Film Producer on Waiting for a Next with Jason Pamer

Jason Pamer is the producer and writer of the theatrically-released film, “The Heart of Man” — which can now be viewed on Netflix and all other transactional platforms. He also produced and wrote the critically acclaimed documentary, Rape for Profit which was Executive Produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and can now be viewed on iTunes. He’s the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of www.northwood.io, a media company that connects and contextualizes peer reviewed research in academia into industry. Jason also serves as executive producer and co-founder of www.heartofmanjourney.com, which helps people go back into their stories and listen to their moments of pain and abuse in order to understand their current plight. He currently has a number of shows and films in development. He lives in Seattle, WA with his Greek wife and two kids. Throughout this week’s episode, Jason walks us through his continuous transitional journey in both life and the film industry and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Join us this week as we discuss:

  • My land and my people
  • I told her to trust me
  • What do you want in life
  • Having an internal dialog
  • I don’t want to be inconvenient
  • It’s for the benefit of your ship, and the ships behind you
  • I’ve gotten out of this 10 times before
  • It’s the swells that make the storm and the story
  • The trek through the wasteland
  • Its music and driving west

Recommended Resources

The Heart of Man

Contact Jason

Email:jason@thespisfilms.com

Company: www.northwood.io

Website:www.heartofmanjourney.com

 

032: Letting go of a dream with Shira Miller

Shira Miller is passionate about helping people claim the life they deserve. As a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), writer and speaker, Shira helps people get unstuck, activate their potential, and “unleash their inner rock star.” By day, she is the Chief Communications Officer of a $2 billion corporation. After hours, Shira is currently writing a book called Claim It: How to get unstuck, achieve your amazing potential and unleash your inner rock star that provides a roadmap for getting unstuck. Shira is a regular contributor to Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s online community that focuses on ending the stress epidemic and promoting wellness. Her story and opinions have been recognized in Shape, Health, First for Women, Quick & Simple, the Atlanta Journal – Constitution, Emory Magazine, bestselling business book The Power of Nice, and Trust Your Gut: How the Power of Intuition Can Grow Your Business.10 years ago as the economic recession hit, Shira’s successful business began to struggle significantly. In the years that followed Shira made a difficult decision to let go of a dream and begin searching for a sustainable next. Join us as we discuss:

  • And then the recession hit
  • From that praise, I decided to take the leap
  • Everybody thought the sky was the limit
  • I ran myself ragged
  • I decided to commit to that
  • I started listening-for the first time
  • Talking to yourself life a friend
  • I felt like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • It’s like a reese’s peanut butter cup
  • You have to make peace with your ego
  • I’d be friends with me

Recommended Resources

Claim It!

Thrive Global

Contact Shira

Website:Shiramiller.com

Facebook: Shira Miller Facebook

Twitter :@theshiramiller

 

031:The importance of taking a pause in your career with Karen Walker

Decades ago, Karen helped create the (then) fastest growing company in American history: Compaq Computer. After working at Compaq for fourteen years, she left to begin Oneteam.

She now serves as an executive advisor and consultant to CEOs and senior organization leaders to grow their companies — with outcomes including IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and dramatic leadership development. Karen’s work has enabled sustained growth in a multitude of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms, including Aetna and BMC Software. Karen rose quickly in her leadership at Compaq. After 14 years, she decided to pause from the intense pace of her life and career. It was during this time that she asked some key questions tied to her identity, purpose and joy. Join us this week as we discuss:

  • None of this was planned
  • I have nothing to lose here
  • Wow! This is amazing!
  • I can’t not solve a problem
  • Finding internal change
  • What do you want to do for the rest of your life?
  • Taking in a new perspective
  • Greater than the small self
  • Foundation of credibility
  • Before you leave, find ways to explore
  • Be intentional before you leap
  • Get really clear about your “why”

Recommended Resources

No Dumbing Down

Contacting Karen

Instagram:@karenwalkerus

Twitter:@karenwalkerus

Website:karenwalker.us

030: When a life transition begins with betrayal with Wayne Jacobsen

As an author and speaker Wayne Jacobsen travels the world helping people find freedom from performance-based religion and to embrace a relationship with God more deeply rooted in his affection for them. His most popular titles include He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection, So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore, Finding Church, In Season, and A Man Like No Other. Wayne was also a co-writer and publisher of The Shack, which sold over twenty million copies worldwide. Two of his books are now being adapted into movies for theatrical release. A former pastor, Wayne now hosts Lifestream.org, which provides resources for spiritual growth and a podcast at TheGodJourney.com to encourage people thinking outside the box of organized religion, both have inspired countless people to a more vibrant faith. He has been married to Sara for 43 years and lives in Southern California where they enjoy their adult children and grandchildren. Early in his career, Wayne experienced a profound betrayal from a close friend that resulted in him losing his job. It brought about a two year season of uncertainty, hurt, loss and a whole lot of healing, learning and discovery. Join us this week as Wayne takes us on his journey through betrayal, and finding his way into a more vibrant career and faith journey.

  • Its 3:00 AM, be ready to flea
  • No time to process before being thrown into another
  • What IS the right thing to say?
  • I will laugh, I will smile again
  • Embrace the hurt, validate it
  • There was no good answer- no way to fix this
  • For the first time in my life, I was alone with my faith
  • One foot in front of the other
  • Something’s different
  • Being a performer is exhausting: what’s enough mean?
  • Earning it doesn’t get us there
  • Hurt people hurt people
  • The truth will set you free
  • Let it marinate, sit on it for a minute
  • Get in touch with something bigger
  • Find your heart, not fix your pain- persevere!

Recommended Resources

Beyond Sundays

The Shack

He Loves me

Contact Wayne

Twitter: @LifestreamWayne

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/wayneljacobsen/

Website:TheGodJourney.com

029: Getting out of debt with Andrea Ide

Money influences most major life stages and seasons of transition. This was true for Andrea Ide and her growing family. In January 2010, Andrea and her husband, Andy, found themselves at the end of their ropes when it came to personal finances. They were $56,000 in debt with no idea how to get out from under it short of winning the lottery. They desperately wanted to buy a house, but didn’t qualify for a loan because their debt to income ratio was too high. They are smart people (much of their debt was from the grad degrees that they each have), but didn’t know what to do when it came to money. After 30 months of scraping and intentional spending, Andrea and Andy were able to pay off their debt as well as save enough money for a down payment for their first home. Join us this week as Andrea walks us through her process of getting out of debt and these other great topics:

  • Disruption of finances is a large transition
  • Only business majors need personal finance
  • It’s a matter of wanting it
  • Keeping perspective: A date vs. someday
  • We ate so much rice and beans
  • Look at what we’ve done
  • It takes sacrifice
  • Telling your money where its going to go
  • Write it down
  • Its okay to talk about money

Contact Andrea

Website: idealpersonalfinancecoaching.com

Recommended Resources

Ideal Personal Finance Coaching

Total Money Makeover

 

028: How career transitions affect your identity and sense of purpose with Al Erisman

Al Erisman is a writer, speaker, and board member for multiple organizations. He is also the executive editor of Ethix magazine (www.ethix.org). In 2017, he completed 17 years as Executive in Residence in the School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in business, ethics, and technology. He remains on emeritus status at SPU. From 1969-2001 Al was at The Boeing Company, beginning as an applied mathematics researcher. During his last 11 years at Boeing he was the director of R&D for technology and mathematics, managing a staff of 250 computer scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. During this episode, Al takes us on his journey through various career and life transitions. Join us as we discuss:

  • I wonder what it’ll be like in 20 years
  • Technology and the world around us
  • Pretty vulnerable and pretty ready
  • Good guys and bad guys and the contribution to both
  • Free to say what I needed to say
  • Tough seasons before great opportunity
  • When you’re in the midst of it
  • The questions
  • Wanting to be constantly learning
  • Preparation for departure
  • It’s for more than just a paycheck
  • Which is more important: this or this?
  • The only problem with working in 1000 different dimensions
  • The lesson of yes
  • You are in the real world
  • Purpose and Meaning: Here’s the link

Recommended Resources

Kiros

Ethix

Theology of Work  

027: From victim to hero while married to an alcoholic with Ruth Seidel

Ruth Seidel is a pastor at Bethany Community Church North in Shoreline, WA. She is fiercely kindhearted and offers a deep well of wisdom to those she walks through life with. One of her passions is serving others through Al-Anon,an organization that comes alongside individuals living with the disruption caused by a loved one who is struggling with alcoholism and addiction. During this episode, Ruth walks us through her own story as a wife and mother and living with an alcoholic husband. Her transition is about the journey from being the victim to becoming the hero of her story. Join us as we discuss:

  • U-Turn career change
  • Transition from victim to hero
  • Figuring and fixing addiction
  • Timer Set; ready to grieve
  • The other life of church basements
  • We’re not like you
  • This has nothing to do with me
  • I’ve said this 1000 times
  • Honestly, we’re selfish people, but grateful
  • We’re not going to be like them
  • Don’t be terminally unique
  • This life also matters
  • There is hope and I’m not alone

Recommended Resources

Al Anon

Contact Ruth

Company: Bethany Community Church North

Email: ruths@churchbcc.org

 

 

026: Finding home again after the death of a spouse with Linda Wagner

Linda Wagner has a heart for learning and for the creative arts. She completed a PhD in education with a focus on complex learning, “later in life”. She’s worked in higher education, most recently as the Director of the Center for Learning at Seattle Pacific University, and since leaving that position continues to work with student learning on a consulting basis. Linda has also been involved in the arts community, primarily supporting writers. Among other things, she was the co-director of the Christian Writers Conference at Seattle Pacific University and has worked as an author’s agent, a freelance content development editor, and as a partner in a small publishing firm. As Linda and her husband were entered the retirement years and all they had dreamed it to be, Larry, unexpectedly died shortly after moving from Seattle to Portland. As you can imagine, this was an unimaginable loss for Linda. Join us in this episode as Linda walks us through the painful experience of losing her husband, and the slow journey to rebuild a life and a sense of home.

  • Getting my house in order, literally
  • Welcome Home!
  • Moving forward, unexpectedly
  • Residue of hope
  • We becoming Me
  • Loss of spouse, loss of space
  • The honest heart that God wants for you
  • Saying goodbye to the garage-and the coffee pot
  • Don’t not mention it