Successfully Depressed

Kerry Finsand

Successfully Depressed is for Solopreneurs navigating mental and physical health. Hosted by Kerry Finsand, a serial solopreneur who is always launching something new while dealing with his own mental health challenges. Kerry will interview entrepreneurs, counselors, personal trainers, business coaches and other subject matter experts. With the end goal of each episode to provide simple and actionable items to take that next step forward. Remember you are not alone in life or business. read less
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Episode #16 - Unlocking The Power Of People With Tara Nesser
27-06-2023
Episode #16 - Unlocking The Power Of People With Tara Nesser
Description: In our 16th episode, we talk about unlocking the power of people with Tara Nesser of LevelUp.  She is a seasoned People Operations leader with a rich background in hyper-growth tech startups and a track record of success in talent strategy, training, and development. Tara understands the critical importance of investing in the right individuals to drive productivity and achieve success. However, she has also witnessed the challenges faced by emerging leaders and the unfortunate outcomes of failing teams. Fortunately, Tara is here to share her insights and introduce us to ways to empower founders, leaders, and managers to cultivate a high-achieving mindset and acquire the essential skills necessary to build exceptional teams and businesses. Join us as Tara's firsthand experience confirms the profound impact of motivated collaboration. Get ready for an enlightening conversation ahead!About Tara: NesserWith experience at hyper-growth technology startups in roles such as Director of Talent Strategy, Head of Training and Development and Head of People, as well as previous leadership and executive roles in talent acquisition and development, I’ve been there.  I’ve seen how investment in the right people can result in productivity, creativity, and efficacy gains. But I’ve also seen emerging leaders struggle, and in turn startups fail. Passionate about people development, I founded Level Up to help tech startups move through various stages of growth by keeping their people central to their culture and development, and therefore, their success.Level Up is uniquely positioned to help new founders, leaders and managers develop both a high-achieving mindset and the fundamental skills to build best in class teams and businesses.I’ve seen the power of people first hand, and have experienced the success that can be achieved when people are genuinely motivated to work together.Show Notes:Instagram: @levelup.talent Website:Support the show
Mental Health Advocacy With Reggie Wideman
25-04-2023
Mental Health Advocacy With Reggie Wideman
DescriptionIn our 14th episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Reggie Wideman, a seasoned professional with experience ranging from start-ups to tech and marketing for renowned brands such as Nike, Salesforce, and Marvel. Reggie's passion for building relationships is matched only by his appreciation for the serenity that follows a job well done. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to making a positive impact on the world around him. Join us as we delve into Reggie's strategies for managing anxiety, insights on current corporate mental health trends, and his advocacy work, including the annual video series, "One Minute for Mental Health," released during Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM).About Reggie WidemanReggie Wideman is an extroverted introvert. He loves building relationships just as much as he loves the quiet after a job well done. He’ll often gleefully get his hands dirty, if only so that he can clean up and do it over again. He's had a lot of different roles, but mostly in tech and marketing for CPG brands. He focuses on the value he can bring into the lives of the people around him and the world at large. He is a leader and an advocate. He's a problem solver and friendly dissenter. He's great counsel and a quite good friend.Throughout his 23 year career he has worked with iconic brands and industry leaders including Activision, adidas, American Express, Caesars Entertainment, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Marvel Comics, Michelin, Nike and Toyota to achieve success through digital innovation. His professional tenure includes various agencies and start up’s as well as stints at WellsFargo, Cisco and Salesforce. Reggie was the chief of staff and head of strategy for Lytics, a Customer Data Platform (CDP) with data-rich machine learning and artificial intelligence.He also serves as a board member with the not for profit Write Around Portland, Co-Chair of the Technology Association of Oregon's Tech in Color community, and advocates for mental health through an annual video series during Mental Health Awareness Month (#MHAM) called One Minute for Mental Health. Reggie holds a BA in Philosophy from Goucher College, is an avid writer, and the best Dad in the world (according to his daughters).Show NotesYoutube: One Minute for Mental Health Instagram: Reggie Wideman Instagram: One Minute For Mental HealthReggie's LinkedinWrite Around PortlandTech in ColorSupport the show
ADHD 101: Tips and Tricks for Getting Things Done With Brittany Smith
28-03-2023
ADHD 101: Tips and Tricks for Getting Things Done With Brittany Smith
DescriptionBrittany Smith, an ADHD, Productivity, and Technology Coach from Portland, Oregon, uses cognitive science to help people with ADHD be more productive in their daily lives, with or without technology. She creates videos and courses with pop culture references to make the process enjoyable and reduce stress. On the podcast, Brittany and Kerry, who both have ADHD, discuss various related topics, including What ADHD is, Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, Time Blindness, and Decision Fatigue. Tune in to learn how to get more done with less stress, and to gain insights into living with ADHD.About Brittany SmithBrittany Smith is an ADHD, Productivity, and Technology Coach in Portland, Oregon. She has a Master's of Science degree in Cognitive Neuroscience but fell in love with the practical applications of cognitive science in our everyday lives. In addition to coaching, Brittany creates videos and courses on how to be more productive (with or without technology!) using the brains that we actually have. The nerd is strong with this one: Brittany uses the latest gadgets, geeky pop culture, as well as cognitive science, to help her clients, audience, and ADHD Guild Members get more done, with less stress.Show Notes Devise and Conquer Consulting - Provides ADD/ADHD Coaching, Technology Coaching, and Productivity Coaching. The ADHD Guild is a community of nerdy folks with ADHD who strive to do more, become better, and have fun while doing it. Free ADHD Resources:The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)  is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. ADHD Coaches - The ADHD Coaches Organization is the worldwide professional membership organization for ADHD coaches.(CHADD) - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderADHD is the new BLACK - Tips on ADHD from a person with ADHD.How To ADHD - An ADHD toolbox - strategies for having and living with ADHD. Support the show
Episode #10 - Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Andrea Niles, PhD
18-10-2022
Episode #10 - Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Andrea Niles, PhD
In our 10th episode, Kerry interviews Andrea Niles, PhD, who is the CEO and founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness, a leader in providing high-quality, affordable mental health care. We discuss what cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is and how we can use it to treat depression and anxiety. About Andrea Niles, PhDAndrea Niles, PhD is CEO and founder of Prospera Mental Health and Wellness, a leader in providing high quality, affordable mental health care. Andrea completed her PhD at UCLA, the top clinical psychology program in the United States. She trained as a therapist and conducted research on treatments for anxiety and depression, publishing over 40 peer reviewed papers and earning dozens of awards, fellowships, and grants for her research. Andrea’s career has focused on improving effectiveness of and access to evidence-based therapies for anxiety and depression. At Prospera, her team focuses on helping people access cognitive behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment available, at an affordable price. She is pioneering an entirely new model in mental health care that combines mental health coaches, digital tools, and licensed therapists who work behind the scenes to ensure care quality. The use of mental health coaches can reduce costs, while the combination of digital tools and supervising therapists maintains the quality.Show NotesProspera Mental Health & WellnessYouperSocial MediaProspera's InstagramProspera’s TikTokFree ResourcesFree Prospera Mental Health & Wellness ConsultationWhat is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?Support the show
Episode #9 - The Jerry Maguire Moment: Rebuilding Your Company For Your Mental Health With Kent Lewis
04-10-2022
Episode #9 - The Jerry Maguire Moment: Rebuilding Your Company For Your Mental Health With Kent Lewis
In our ninth episode, Kerry interviews Kent Lewis who is the CMO of Anvil/Deksia,  a marketing agency specializing in strategy-driven creative.  We discuss why he rebuilt Anvil in 2013 for his own mental health. Or as he calls it his Jerry Maguire moment. Which turned out to be the best thing for him and his business. About Kent Lewis:Lewis is currently Chief Marketing Officer for Anvil/Deksia, where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of marketing, including evolving messaging and integration of our combined entity. With a background in integrated marketing, he left a public relations agency in 1996 to start his career in search engine marketing. Since then, he’s helped grow businesses by connecting his clients with their constituents via the Internet. In 2000, Lewis founded Anvil Media, Inc., a measurable marketing agency specializing in search engine and social media marketing. Under his leadership, Anvil has received recognition from Portland Business Journal and Inc. Magazine as a Fastest Growing and Most Philanthropic Company. In March 2022, Anvil merged with Deksia, a Midwest-based agency specializing in strategy-driven creative. Show NotesKent Lewis on TwitterKent Lewis on Linkedineoportland.com - A business network for entrepreneurs to grow their businessJiro Dreams of Sushi - Kent mentioned this movie as an allegory for excellence Anvil/DeksiaAnvil Media’s WebsiteDeksia’s WebsiteDeksia On LinkedinFree Resources25 Years of Business Advice from an Entrepreneur & MarketerSupport the show
Episode #7  How To Safely Talk About Your Mental Health At Work With Erin Callinan of Beneath The Brave
06-09-2022
Episode #7 How To Safely Talk About Your Mental Health At Work With Erin Callinan of Beneath The Brave
In our 7th episode, Kerry interviews Erin Callinan who is the founder of Beneath The Brave, whose mission is to amplify workplaces, careers, and lives through strengthening mental health. In this episode, we learn about what Mental Health First Aid is, Who to safely talk to at work about your mental health, your rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act, and resources to make this difficult task more manageable.About Erin Callinan:Erin Callinan, MSW brings with her 13 years of non-profit leadership experience in the field of mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault. She is the Founder of Beneath The Brave, whose mission is to amplify workplaces, careers, and lives through strengthening mental health.  Erin is a nationally recognized speaker who provides cutting edge training programs, including her Leading From the Top course which gives companies the tools they need to support the mental wellness of their team.  Her passion for rewriting the narrative about mental health began in college as she adapted to “living with” rather than suffering from Bipolar Disorder. In 2013, Erin authored and published her book, “Beautifully Bipolar: An Inspiring Look Into Mental Illness” and began her career in mental health advocacy and motivational speaking.  She is a Nationally Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor and President of the Board at MIKID, a youth serving organization in Arizona for children and teens living with mental health conditions. Erin proudly received the Emerging Leader of the Year Award while working on her Masters from the National Association of Social Workers Arizona. In 2021, Erin was selected by Mayor Deasy of her hometown of Flagstaff as the recipient of the World Bipolar Day Proclamation, introduced and signed on March 30th.  Erin holds a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University and a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. She currently serves as an Advisory Committee Member on the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Council and was previously the Executive Director of Mental Health America of Arizona. Her proudest moment is being a Mentor to a beautiful teenager through New Pathways for Youth for the last 9 yearsShow NotesLinkedIn InstagramFacebook TwitterPaid Resources Mental Health First Aid Traning Amplify Your Life MasterclassLeading From the Top Workplace trainingBeautifully Bipolar: An Inspiring Look into Mental IllnessFree ResourcesEqual Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  Support the show
Episode #6 - Life KPI'S & Defining Your Purpose With Patty Morrissey Of Cultivate Club
23-08-2022
Episode #6 - Life KPI'S & Defining Your Purpose With Patty Morrissey Of Cultivate Club
In our 6th episode, Kerry interviews Patty Morrissey who is the founder and head coach at Clear and Cultivate, a Konmari consultant, and was dubbed a guru of tidiness by the New York Times. In this episode, we talk about defining your purpose, prioritizing yourself, The Konmari Method, and what Life KPI's are. About Patty MorrisseyPatty Morrissey, MSW is the Founder and Head Coach at Clear & Cultivate and creator of The Clear & Cultivate Method™. Patty believes our homes should "Spark Joy" and that our own definition of success is the only one that matters.An obsession with personal development and furthering the common good is the thread throughout her dynamic career in social work, higher education, tech startups, philanthropy, and consulting. Patty applies her experience in clinical social work to unpack both the physical and emotional stuff that's getting in your way so that you can become the person you are meant to be. In 2016, she became one of the first certified KonMari® Consultants in the world outside of Japan. She is the Senior Instructor for Marie Kondo and KonMari Media Inc., teaching workshops and consultant certification courses from NYC to Hong Kong.  As a lifestyle and organizing subject matter expert, Patty was dubbed a “Guru of Tidiness” by The New York Times, a “Magician” by CBS This Morning. Beyond work, Patty volunteers in her community, runs a Little Free Library outside of her home in Huntington, New York, loves to frolic in the woods and swim in the ocean. Of all of her titles, Mom is the one she's most proud of. Show Notes:Instagram | @pattymorrissey | @joincultivateclub Website | joincultivateclub.comBook: Getting Things Done by David AllenSupport the show
Episode #3 - Lions and Tigers and OCD, Oh My: with Steven Diamond of Tiger King 2
12-07-2022
Episode #3 - Lions and Tigers and OCD, Oh My: with Steven Diamond of Tiger King 2
In this episode, Kerry interviews Steven Diamond who you might have seen on Netflix’s hit TV series “Tiger King 2 - The Doc Antle Story,” or on NBC’s “The Jane Pauley Show”.  At age 12 Steven began his career as a professional magician which spawned into a 30-year career touring the world and performing over 10,000 magic acts. Though not everything in his life was magic during his career.  The Trauma that he went through at a young age and being physically threatened by Doc Antle (Bhagavan)as well as dealing with Anxiety, Depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) plagued him for years. But he would eventually learn how to deal with his mental health challenges and would later create a course to help others out with Life Skills Master Class. In this episode, we learn some of the coping skills that Steven teaches and how he handled anxiety as a performer.   About Steven DiamondSteven Diamond has performed magic and illusion for the past three decades around the world, appearing in England, Germany, Korea, Brazil, France, Chile, Argentina,  Colombia, Puerto Rico, and dozens of other nations. And as he performed before large crowds he left hidden his greatest secret: he suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive  Disorder. He reveals his story in a new book, "OCD: A Life Among Secrets".  Diamond knew he wanted to be a magician ever since his father took him to his first magic show at an amusement park at the age of 7. By the time he was 12 he was a hit on the corporate convention circuit raking in hundreds of thousands per year. In high school, he was performing and touring his very own two-hour illusion show that included real lions and tigers. A tragic story of surviving the grips of an evil mastermind cult leader. A story he now tells in the hit Netflix TV series “Tiger King 2 - The Doc Antle  Story”.  Today he is a keynote speaker and corporate trainer on the topic of “Stress in the workplace", with his popular multimedia presentation entitled: “What The Tigers  Taught Me” where he captivates his audiences with his wild stories of working with exotic lions and tigers, he now demonstrates the life lessons these endangered beasts and surviving a cult taught him.  Show notes:Steven Diamond's WebsiteStopping Your Anxiety Free Webinar Life Skills Master ClassWhat The Tigers Taught Me PodcastOregon State University Hemp Study Support the show
Episode #2 - The Art of The Hustle with Danny Decker of the SFX StrengthFarm Training App
28-06-2022
Episode #2 - The Art of The Hustle with Danny Decker of the SFX StrengthFarm Training App
In our second episode, Kerry interviews Danny Decker of the SFX StrengthFarm Training App. We learn about the hustle it takes to be start your own digital design and website agency, adding partners to your business and launching a fitness app in a crowded marketplace. About Danny DeckerDanny Decker is the Founder and Creative Director of Harlo Interactive, Inc. Established in 2004 Danny began the agency in his mentor’s basement next to the washer and dryer after having no luck in finding a job post completing his undergraduate English degree at Portland State University. Trained as a graphic designer in branding, logo, print, and package design, Danny saw an opportunity to offer high-impact design to the web. At that point in time, the Internet was evolving rapidly and most websites were uninspiring, flat, linear, pragmatic, and unattractive. They were made only to be functional. Websites were created by developers, not designers, and they lacked character, color, design, aesthetics, and personality.In 2019, Sam Johnson approached Danny who he had been actively training at StrengthFarm for three years, and asked if he wanted to partner on building an app that would provide people access to StrengthFarm Training using the SFX system. Danny with 17 years of design, marketing, branding, and digital knowledge and having experienced StrengthFarm Training first hand was excited to create an app that gave people anywhere the opportunity to benefit in ways Danny had from the custom programing tailored to his physical abilities at StrengthFarm.Show Notes:SFX StrengthFarm websiteSFX on FacebookTry the SFX StrengthFarm Training App for 30 days for free on:Apple App StoreGoogle Play Support the show