Curious Expression

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Thomas Wilson: Story Telling, Neurodiversity, Dungeons & Dragons, Anime, Public Speaking - Episode 13
03-02-2024
Thomas Wilson: Story Telling, Neurodiversity, Dungeons & Dragons, Anime, Public Speaking - Episode 13
Thomas Wilson is the owner and operator of R&H Creative Advocacy and Storytelling LLC. His primary focus is providing empathetic and person-first-led events and services focusing on sensory-friendly storytelling. Thomas has partnered with over 40 businesses in Colorado, appeared on national and international podcasts, and has been recognized by numerous prominent leaders in the Neuro Diverse Community. His work has had a profoundly positive impact on the community and has helped to uplift community voices globally. Thomas' work is continuously progressing to build bridges between communities and those left behind.Connect with Thomas Wilson: Website: https://www.rhcreativeadvocacyandstor...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rhstorytell...Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/en/user/rh...LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-wi...Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:17) - R&H Creative Advocacy and Storytelling(05:50) - Neurodivergent individuals (11:26) - The thriver mindset(12:57) - Bipolar disorder(17:38) - Recovery(19:07) - Experience with charities(21:09) - Storytelling events(24:03) - Story designing (26:00) - Audience participation(27:04) - Favorite story(30:48) - Dungeons and Dragons(37:50) - Misconceptions(39:51) - Other activities(42:28) - Anime(45:45) - Teaching(50:17) - Be the change(51:38) - Public speaking(53:59) - Poetry(55:03) - Advice(57:57) - Connect
Kelly Jennings: Yoga, Personal Development, Traveling, Cooking, Cats - Episode #12
17-12-2023
Kelly Jennings: Yoga, Personal Development, Traveling, Cooking, Cats - Episode #12
Kelly Jennings had been taking yoga classes on and off again for years before she started teaching. Classes often felt challenging and relaxing at the same time, but she was never very consistent. It wasn't until Kelly got certified to teach group classes that she was blessed with the full benefits of yoga. Kelly got her certification with specialties in cycling and yoga, thinking she wanted to focus on the higher impact, "loud" cardio classes that she loved to take. However, the gym where she was hired had other thoughts.There was an immediate, and need she say desperate, opening for a yoga instructor. Kelly was broke so she gladly accepted. The first yoga class she ever taught was filmed. The local news station was doing a piece on yoga and the benefits for athletes, specifically for the local college football team. Kelly was so nervous, but these lovely gentlemen made it easy to teach and to laugh. Every pose she taught, they grunted, sweat and struggled to complete. Not only did this give Kelly confidence in her abilities but it lightened the mood for the entire class.Kelly happened to start her teaching journey at almost exactly the same time that she started a new career. She never would've made it through the 1st year of that job without the mindfulness that yoga helped bring. The old Kelly would've broken down and had a panic attack, blacking out and scaring everyone in the office. But the new Kelly, with a consistent yoga practice, made it through those challenges.Yoga has made such a profound impact on Kelly's life. She has been able to accomplish things in the last few years that she never thought were possible: physically, mentally and emotionally. Kelly thinks that a steady practice in yoga is proof that one can achieve so much more than expected. While she still struggles with challenging classes and difficult poses, Kelly now finds that these challenges help her to focus and stay calm in the face of challenges.Kelly has now taught yoga for over 6 years, really after the fluke of filling in for a single class. She can't imagine where she would be if she hadn't been so deeply involved in her practice. Further still, Kelly can't imagine where she'll be and what she will accomplish as she continues to practice. Connect with Kelly Jennings: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@kellysyogamat1999 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kellysyogamat/ Website: http://www.kellysyogamat.com/ Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/ Key Moments:(00:17) - Yoga journey(02:57) - Instructing yoga(03:42) - Pressure & balance(05:29) - Types of yoga(13:44) - Yoga for men(17:30) - Beginner yoga mistakes(23:00) - Injuries(25:44) - Pace(28:15) - Yoga gear(32:03) - Yoga apps(36:00) - Top yoga moves(43:49) - Meditation(48:44) - Personal development(53:56) - Yoga on the couch(55:35) - Favorite travel destinations(01:01:40) - Advice for travelers(01:12:15) - Cooking(01:17:50) - Favorite recipes(01:22:29) - Growing food(01:25:15) - Animal resources(01:30:15) - Fix your cat(01:35:45) - Animal shelters(01:45:03) - Advice(01:46:26) - Connect
Sandra Stepan: Digital Marketing, Scaling, Emails, Social Media, High-Performance - Episode #11
26-11-2023
Sandra Stepan: Digital Marketing, Scaling, Emails, Social Media, High-Performance - Episode #11
Sandra Stepan is a sales and marketing expert passionate about helping businesses navigate the ever-changing digital marketing landscape. Having built her own three 7 figure e-commerce brands in Canada and scaling dozens of partner brands to 7 and 8 figures, she has positioned herself organically as an authority in e-commerce marketing – a voice whom businesses can turn to for a competitive advantage. As the Creative Director of SnapAdvantage, a digital marketing agency she co-founded in 2016, Sandra helps e-commerce and online service brands grow by building and leveraging their digital assets – like social, influencer, content, and e-mail marketing. She works with brands from all over the world, having lived as a digital nomad since 2021 with over 40 Airbnb check-ins in 2 years.SnapAdvantage is a digital marketing agency for e-commerce, SaaS, and service businesses that actually brings in $$$ and not just likes. Services include social media marketing, Influencer and user-generated content marketing, Pinterest management, E-mail and text marketing, reputation management, and fractional CMO.Connect with Sandra Stepan:Website: https://snapadvantage.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandraste...Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandrastepanInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandrastepan/Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:17) - SnapAdvantage(10:27) - Impact(11:48) - High-Performance(16:33) - Scaling(21:20) - Influencers(26:44) - Local vs distant clients(30:09) - Stepping over dollars(36:01) - Top 2 marketing strategies(39:25) - Email marketing(42:37) - Show, don’t tell(47:31) - Utilizing the 80/20 rule(55:08) - Lessons from failures(01:01:01) - Teaching hunger(01:03:20) - High-performance teams(01:07:24) - On the horizon(01:09:57) - Advice(01:12:04) - Connect
Nomi Bachar: Self-Actualization, Psychotherapy, Leadership, Acting, Human Potential - Episode #10
20-11-2023
Nomi Bachar: Self-Actualization, Psychotherapy, Leadership, Acting, Human Potential - Episode #10
Nomi Bachar is a human potential expert, keynote speaker, author, and mentor. She is a trained psychotherapist and has been guiding individuals and organizations for 30 years. Nomi is the Founder and Director of White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living LLC, and the creator of the highly acclaimed method and program titled, Gates of Power®. She helps individuals and organizations achieve high levels of performance and fulfilment in their personal and professional lives. Her expertise guides and empowers individuals to become leaders in their lives and their communities. Nomi Bachar is the author of the Acclaimed International Best-Selling book, “Gates of Power®: Actualize Your True Self”, a practical guide to creating the optimal self. Her second book, “Let the Heart Speak” was published in May 2018. Nomi has been globally interviewed on dozens of radio talk shows such as iTunes, CBS radio & Voice of America. Connect with Nomi Bachar: Website: https://www.gatesofpower.com/Podcast: https://gatesofpower.buzzsprout.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/gatesofpowerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gatesofpower/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nomibachar/Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Nomi-Bachar/author/B00I8S8GG6?ref=ap_rdr&store_ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=trueConnect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:11) - White Cedar Institute, LLC(02:03) - Difficulties with self-transformation(07:59) - The soul(14:40) - Books(25:36) - Psychotherapy(39:37) - Meditation(48:15) - Leadership(54:42) - Executive leadership coaching(59:08) - Mentorship(01:10:00) - Human potential(01:23:19) - High Performance(01:26:09) - Advice(01:27:10) - Connect
Debbie Adams: Tennessee, Reading, Helping, Faithfulness, Bliss - Episode #9
03-11-2023
Debbie Adams: Tennessee, Reading, Helping, Faithfulness, Bliss - Episode #9
Debbie Adams has always loved to read, and her love of reading came at a young age with her dad taking her to the local library. She’s traveled to many places around the world through the words in a book. She also loves to help others. Debbie’s always tried to help people even as a young child and she still loves helping others. It’s her one desire in this life to help people in any way possible. By writing books, she is hoping to bless others with her words and to continue to help as many people as possible. Her love of reading books and God’s leading is what led her to writing. Debbie’s desire in writing books is to be able to help people. Her favorite colors are pink and purple, and she loves football and the ocean. She also loves flowers and animals and has a tuxedo cat named Jazzy. Her faith is in God and He leads her every day in everything that Debbie does on this road called life. She hopes you enjoy reading her books.Connect with Debbie Adams: Books: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Debbie-...Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbie4896?...  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debbie-ad...Website: https://www.debbieadams.biz/Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:11) - Tennessee(05:11) - The library(08:59) - Helping others(13:48) - Books(18:22) - God’s faithfulness(19:56) - God’s leadership(23:48) - Bliss(26:49) - The ocean(30:14) - Love(32:07) - Favorite verses(36:04) - Food(39:29) - Difference in promises (41:21) - Purpose for us(44:21) - Disbelievers (46:11) - Jazzy the cat(50:05) - Advice(51:47) - Connect
Daniel Dluzneski: School Safety, Drills, Emergencies, Technology, Training - Episode #8
25-10-2023
Daniel Dluzneski: School Safety, Drills, Emergencies, Technology, Training - Episode #8
Daniel Dluzneski boasts an impressive career trajectory, having served as a Retired Lieutenant for the U.S. Secret Service. He later took on the mantle of Coordinator of Emergency Management, Safety, and Security for Pinellas County Schools Florida. A graduate in Criminal Justice from Southern Illinois University, Daniel's expertise in the field is unparalleled.A Glimpse into His Secret Service Journey:- A commendable 24-year tenure, finishing with the rank of Lieutenant.- Integral part of the canine bomb detection unit, working closely with his dog, Korak.- Entrusted with the safety of the President, Vice President, and their immediate families.- Achieved certification as a Crime Scene Search Technician (CSI)- Represented as a Public Affairs Spokesperson.- Played a pivotal role as a Special Operation Officer for White House Historical tours.- Obtained his second bachelor's degree in history from the University of Maryland University College.Achievements in Pinellas County Schools:- Acquired CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) certification.- Recognized as Fire Inspector One by the State of Florida.- Orchestrated and supervised over 100 Active Shooter School Drills.- Pioneered the standardization of school emergency plans.- During Hurricane Emergencies, Managed and Assigned High Ranking School Personnel to Posts within School Shelters.Past his illustrious stint with the Secret Service, Daniel channeled his expertise towards the Pinellas County school system. His proactive approach to safety and training fortified the security of over 140 schools, safeguarding 104,000 students.Daniel is driven by a mission to empower individuals and organizations with knowledge on emergency response, spanning from active shooter scenarios to fire and bomb threats. Drawing from his extensive experience, he endeavors to bolster confidence in individuals, underscoring the essence of proactive preparedness.Connect with Daniel Dluzneski: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieldlu...Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B...Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:29) - School safety expert(11:57) - Secret service(19:10) - School emergencies(38:50) - Lockdown vs Lockout(42:08) - Writing(01:10:00) - 1st steps(01:19:39) - Misconceptions(01:28:52) - Vulnerable periods(01:29:57) - Budgets(01:33:20) - Training(01:41:25) - Technology(01:42:34) - The media(01:46:44) - Banning guns(01:56:40) - Parents(01:58:34) - Advice(02:01:03) - Connect
Summer Jean: Spirituality, Understanding, Emotions, Faith, Therapy - Episode #7
07-10-2023
Summer Jean: Spirituality, Understanding, Emotions, Faith, Therapy - Episode #7
Summer Jean, owner of Agami Karma Therapy, is a multi-talented professional dedicated to empowering individuals to heal, remove obstacles, reframe thoughts, programs and move old stuck memories, feelings, and emotions; healing trauma, child wounding and deep fears. As both a mother of four and an Integrative Psychotherapist and Life Coach, Summer seamlessly blends Western psychology and Eastern philosophy to empower her clients.Summer's expertise lies in healing trauma, addressing deep-seated fears, and assisting individuals through major life transitions. She excels at helping clients remove obstacles, reframe negative thought patterns, and release stagnant emotions, ultimately fostering authentic living and mind-body-soul balance.What sets Summer apart is her unwavering commitment to her clients' well-being. She recognizes that life waits for no one and offers a compassionate approach that serves as a guiding light for those seeking inner peace, confidence, connection, and joy.Driven by her passion for the human experience, spirituality, and family, Summer is deeply dedicated to helping others lead meaningful lives filled with purpose and joy. Her mission extends to nurturing creativity, enhancing relationships, and fostering abundance.Whether you're embarking on a journey of self-discovery or in pursuit of transformation, Summer Jean is your trusted guide. She combines expertise, compassion, and commitment to help clients unlock their inner strength and lead their best lives. Don't wait; your path to healing and empowerment begins with Summer.Connect with Summer Jean: Website: https://www.agamikarmatherapy.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunflower4om/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/summer-je...Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:13) - Beginnings(03:58) - Know thyself(08:57) - Understand and relate(10:47) - Music(13:40) - Suffering(19:57) - Anger(23:33) - Favorite books(31:17) - Faith over fear(38:17) - Motherhood(40:37) - Agami Karma Therapy(43:08) - Impact(46:40) - Stress and depression(49:37) - Psilocybin treatment (59:08) - The human experience(01:03:22) - Advice(01:07:33) - Connect
Barry Karch: Running, Marathons, Training, Diet, Resolve - Episode #6
02-10-2023
Barry Karch: Running, Marathons, Training, Diet, Resolve - Episode #6
Barry Karch became an avid runner as he approached his 40s.  He participated in as many as 20 races a year, ranging from 1 mile to marathons and everything in between.  He qualified for and ran the Boston Marathon.  After 5 years of intense training and running, he got burned out.  He stopped racing for 20 years. The bad news was that he kept eating like he was running marathons.  His weight kept going up and up until he had added 35 pounds.  Finally, when he reached his 60s, he got the determination to do something about the weight.  He felt like if he wanted to live a long and healthy life, it was now or never. He changed his diet and the weight came off - all 35 pounds - and, as a side effect, an unexpected thing happened.  He started to enjoy running again - really enjoy it.  Much more than when he was younger.  He has begun racing again with great results and feels rejuvenated - like he found a part of himself that was missing for 20 years. He created the Running For Your Life podcast to share his joy of running and to encourage others to take control of their health and that it's never too late to get started running.  His goal is to have his listeners join him in outrunning Father Time.Connect with Barry Karch: Website: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2152257LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-kar...Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dCNeIv...Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/ Key Moments:(00:14) - Running journey(05:25) - Gear(08:58) - Breathing techniques(11:58) - Missing out(17:25) - Training (21:48) - Diet(25:30) - Carbs(27:08) - Age benefits(31:29) - Enjoyment(33:12) - 29029 Everesting(42:10) - Quitting(46:06) - Sweet tooth(49:32) - Running For Your Life(50:29) - The road of life(51:42) - Advice(53:44) - Connect
Manohar Grandhi: Sleep, Insomnia, Meditation, Writing, Empowerment - Episode #5
30-09-2023
Manohar Grandhi: Sleep, Insomnia, Meditation, Writing, Empowerment - Episode #5
Manohar Grandhi is from Hyderabad, India. He has been working in the software industry for the last 15 years. His hobbies include reading books and watching movies.In 2019, Manohar began struggling with insomnia and he was living in desperation to sleep. He had consultations with Psychologists that helped him to a certain extent, but because he was desperate to fix the problem, Manohar was put on anti-anxiety pills.Later, during the struggle, he researched and found out about the practice of meditation. He was expecting instant results with meditation too, but unfortunately, that was not the case. However, Manohar stuck with meditation, and with time his anxiety completely reduced and now he has no problems sleeping. Manohar has written a book about his journey called "My Sleepless Nights". It’s available on Amazon. He has a total of 3 books published on Amazon. Now that he has overcome his issues with sleep, he helps people make the transition from anxious sleepless nights to peaceful sleeping nights.Connect with Manohar Grandhi:Book: https://www.amazon.com/My-Sleepless-N...Website: https://manohargrandhi.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/manohar_gra...LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manohargr...Connect with Curious Expression:Website: https://www.curiousexpression.com/Key Moments:(00:15) - Hyderabad, India(02:57) - IT professional(03:34) - Sleepless nights(07:14) - Seek help(11:08) - Insomnia(12:53) - Anti-anxiety pills(14:37) - My Sleepless Nights(17:11) - Insomnia Switch-Off Method(19:46) - Meditation practice(23:49) - White noise machine(25:22) - Routine(29:45) - Books(32:24) - Empower(33:53) - Social circles(36:50) - Advice(38:41) - Connect