038: Keeping your eyes on the prize with Tammy Gooler Loeb

In her 20 years as a career and executive coach, facilitator and speaker, Tammy Gooler Loeb has inspired people to love their work. She deeply believes that people owe it to themselves to be happy at work and that everyone can be a leader regardless of their role within an organization. Her practice focuses on career and executive coaching, workplace communication, leadership, and team development in a wide range of sectors and industries. Her podcast, Work From The Inside Out, showcases the stories and practical lessons from people who have found satisfying and meaningful work. Tammy walks us through an early career transition while in her 20s and how she persisted patiently in pursuit of work she loved. Join us this week as we discuss:

  • Don’t just get a job, get a life
  • I had a path
  • Make it work as long as I could
  • Where does the money come from?
  • I needed to process something
  • It was what it was
  • Dot Com didn’t exist
  • Call that a leap of faith
  • It checks off most of the boxes
  • Parking your ego
  • Listening to the inside
  • It’s an active patience

Contact Tammy





Recommended Resources

Work From the Inside Out

037:Facing your Inner Critic during a Career Transition with Susan Peppercorn

Susan is a writer for Harvard Business Review and has published in Fast Company and Thrive Global. Her articles and workshops cover managing yourself in the workplace and career development and have included topics such as overcoming the fear of failure, managing career-envy, taking control of your onboarding and conquering self-doubt. Susan is certified as an executive coach by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and as a positive psychology coach by Positive Acorn and the Whole Being Institute. Susan is the author of Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work: Evidenced-Based Strategies to thrive in Your Career. In it she makes a compelling case that career satisfaction―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Her book is a step-by-step guide to help you develop the tools and resources you need to bring more happiness and satisfaction to your work; in your current job or a new one. In this episode, Susan shares from one of her more significant career transitions, and how she moved through it with courage and vulnerability. Join us as we discuss:


  • Stop and reward yourself
  • Training your brain to be positive
  • Needing an outside perspective
  • I did not like the industry
  • I don’t recommend they do what I did
  • It really wasn’t part of my job description
  • There is something here in this for me
  • Transition is where the gold is
  • If you tend to worry
  • You have to change the inside before you can execute on the outside
  • That went pretty well,this is what I’ve learned
  • Don’t try to do it by yourself
  • Beautiful Enemy
  • Make a Fear Plan

Contact Susan

Company:Positive Workplace Partners






Recommended Resources

Tim Ferris Ted Talk

Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work



036: Discover the Enneagram with Laurie Proctor and Jean Masukevich

Laurie Proctor and Jean Musukevich are co-founders of SOWthat Inc., a transformational and integrative coaching organization that focuses on conscious living and the connection between mind, body and spirit in our personal and professional lives. Before launching SOWthat, Laurie spent more than 25 years in progressive roles within the technology sector in the areas of business development, marketing, management and human talent and acquisition. Before SOWthat, Jean spent over 20 years as a special education teacher, Christ-centered yoga instructor and trauma guide for adults and children affected by cancer. This week’s episode helps our listeners prepare for the Enneagram workshop happening on March 16th at The Pier Learning Center. Join us this week as we discuss:

  • I felt like they were putting me in a box
  • It shows your shadow side
  • Using the power of this soul map
  • It comes from a deep place of justice and advocacy
  • You’re kind of crunchy on the outside
  • I am the lightkeeper, I feel my way through the world
  • Wait a minute, I have a need
  • The doorway to get back home
  • Live in the fullness of who’ve been created to be
  • Think of a three-legged stool
  • That’s my unconcious message
  • Waking up to what you have fallen asleep to
  • Learning to access heart-center
  • Doing it with grace, ease, beauty and light
  • It changes our relationship in profound ways
  • You can’t have comfort and growth simultaneously

Recommended Resources


The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

The Road Back to You

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth



Enneagram Institute

Enneagram Personality Assessment

Contact Jean and Laurie

Company and Website: Company: SOWthat

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

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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, a media company that connects and contextualizes peer reviewed research in academia into industry. Jason also serves as executive producer and co-founder of, 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



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

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



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, which provides resources for spiritual growth and a podcast at 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


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


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Ideal Personal Finance Coaching

Total Money Makeover