Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen

This episode is for anyone who struggles with finding their strengths. With help from my guest, Kyle Elliott, we help you answer the question, “What am I great at?” We also explore the topic of job change and figuring out what is your specialty in order to advance yourself in your career.  

For those new to Kyle, he is the founder and career coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com. As a result of working with Kyle, senior managers and executives have landed jobs at Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and nearly every other Fortune 100/500 company you can think of. Tune in to find out how to identify and own what makes you fabulous! 

  • Kyle shares how he became known at Caffeine Kyle and his journey to career coaching.
  • The biggest barrier people face when it comes to achieving happiness in their careers/lives.
  • If a lack of confidence is an issue for you - Kyle offers some strategies to boost confidence.
  • How to identify what makes you fabulous.
  • Owning your fabulousness once you pinpoint what it is. 
  • LinkedIn Profile strategies for individuals looking for a career change.

http://andreaowen.com/421

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Fear is one powerful emotion. This week’s episode focuses on how fear shows up in our lives (hello, there…imposter complex) and what we can do to move through it in order to open new doors. Joining me on the show is Judi Holler. Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, thought leader, podcaster, improviser, and author of the book, “Fear is My Homeboy.” Judi’s energy is contagious. I  believe her work will resonate with you. 

Together, we explore the everyday things that happen to us and the blocks that get in our way. Judi walks us through some improv exercises to help open new doors and keep you moving forward. And as Judi likes to say, “Old keys don’t open new doors.” 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Judi’s view of the imposter complex and some ways she teaches people to combat it.
  • The improv mindset and how it can help build confidence.
  • How to turn obstacles into opportunities and tools to help navigate even the worst of life’s storms.
  • The fear-setting roadmap and how to keep your emotions in check in stressful situations. 
  • Judi takes me through an improv exercise to showcase the true magic of the word, “and.”

http://andreaowen.com/420

 

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This week we are exploring the spiritual side of personal development. Kimberly Snyder joins me to talk about the various practices and teachings she shares in her upcoming book, You Are More Than You Think You Are: Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life.

We discuss the benefits of working with your energy to enlighten your whole life, creativity, confidence, and more. Kimberly also shares her story of religious deconstruction and her spiritual awakening, learning universal principles, and working with a deeper connection.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Kimberly’s turning point inspired her spiritual awakening and subsequent writing of her books. 
  • What True Self is and tapping into your True Self potential.
  • How to tune into the source and your intuition. 
  • Yogananda and why is he important to people today.
  • Why practices and techniques are important to helping us move into our highest potential.

http://andreaowen.com/419

 

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This week, Kerra Bolton joins me to discuss her intriguing story to learn to swim, dive, and map sunken slave ships and overcome her fear of swimming in open water. As she shares her story, you’ll hear her explain the process of working through her fears and learning to respect the water and trust herself. We also dive into the layers and history of epigenetics and mtDNA and how our past can help us to understand our current state of being.

Kerra is a writer, filmmaker, and CEO of Woodbine Films. She specializes in first-person, personal narratives that excavate joy from trauma. Currently, she is directing her first feature documentary, Return of the Black Madonna, and writing a book, Water in My Bones, about her epic quest.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Kerra shares her experience of learning to swim, dive, and map sunken slave ships; as someone who is fearful of water and swimming. (9:14)
  • Kerra’s passion with diving for sunken slave ships. (15:31)
  • Restorative practices: what they are and how they can help strengthen relationships within communities. Plus, how Kerra became a filmmaker in her 40s and the challenges of bringing stories to screen (31:50)

http://andreaowen.com/418

 

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The word “wonder,” gets used a lot around the holiday season. But have you ever stopped to think about how wonder shows up in your everyday life? Andrea Scher joins me this week for a conversation about how to live a more vibrant life full of wonder, presence, and connection.

Andrea is an artist, author, and life coach whose work is driven by her belief in the transformative power of creativity. She is also the author of Wonder Seeker: 52 Ways to Wake up Your Creativity and Find Your Joy. After having this conversation with Andrea, I am looking at the world a little bit differently.

In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • Andrea defines wonder and how it shapes her work and her life. (5:26)
  • We explore some of the memories of wonder that are potent in our lives. (7:08)
  • How wonder can be an antidote to anxiety. (14:22)
  • The difference between wonder and joy. (26:26)
  • The wonder of connection with others. (27:52)
  • What it means to be a wonder seeker and how we can grow our sense of wonder in our everyday life. (32:03)
  • Wonder is not about stepping over what is hard, it is being present with what is in front of you with compassion. (37:17)

http://andreaowen.com/417

 

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