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039: Dr. Ian Connole - Connecting, Contributing & Creating

Dr. Ian Connole is committed to the pursuit of excellence as he seeks to connect, contribute, and create in small ways that can make the world a better place. He joined Dartmouth College as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Peak Performance in August 2018. In this role, Dr. Connole oversees the development and implementation of programs and services designed to position student-athletes across 35 sports to achieve the highest levels of physical, intellectual, and personal growth...


038: Katy Osborn - Connecting People to Create Partnership and Community

From a young age, Katy Osborn has had a keen interest in human behavior and creativity. For the last 13 years, Katy has merged these interests as a brand and marketing strategist, copywriter, and project manager. She started in corporate advertising before launching her own boutique creative agency, Amelia Street Studio, with her two sisters. Three years ago, Katy found true purpose for her two passions when she and her sisters started filming their own documentary Head to Head. It traces...


037: Tanur Badgley - Teaching Others How to Discover Their Purpose and Inspiring Them to Fulfill It

Bryan Falchuk was a guest of People of Purpose on episode 015. He came into my life by serendipity on his 80 something podcast interview. His story of losing more than 100 pounds and overcoming the pain of his wife's battle with cancer is inspirational. Today he runs marathons and inspires people to live a better life every day through his book, Ted Talks, and now his podcast Do a Day. He asked me to be a guest on his podcast to share my story of how I used my rock bottom experience nearly...


036: Sebastian Terry - Helping People Help People

Known worldwide for pursuing an incredible list of 100 Things that he wants to achieve before he dies, Sebastian Terry’s story is surprisingly not about a bucket list. It’s about something more far-reaching: permission, choice, growth and connection. Affected by a curious mind and the death of a close friend, Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question: ‘Am I happy?’. The answer was NO, so he decided to pen down a list of 100 Things that he’d always...


035: Michael Steger - Making Purpose a Worthy Empirical Study That Helps, Not Hurts

Michael Steger is a professor of psychology and founding director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. For more than 15 years, he has researched how people flourish by living a meaningful life. Michael has published more than 100 scholarly journal articles and book chapters, as well as three books. He was recently named as an Extraordinary Professor by North-West University in South Africa. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Macalester College and his...


034: Jill Payne - Uplifting and Inspiring Others to Live Their Best Life

Jill Payne lives her life at a 10! An energy-positive, highly trained motivational speaker and celebrity trainer, Jill isn’t one to tread lightly when it comes to transformation. Jill first brought her unique brand of energy management to the public as Spiritual Athlete, a program she created that focuses on cultivating joy and vitality through functional movement and intentional exercise. With a masters degree specializing in workplace wellness, she has continued to enrich and customize...


033: Jace Nath: Diversity and Divinity - Inspiring People to Feel God's Love for Humanity Through Truth, Patience, and Peace

Jace Nath is a 19 year old junior studying at the University of the Pacific. He is majoring in International Studies with a concentration in International Relations, and is minoring in Chinese. A Stockton native, Jace has had the wonderful privilege of being able to travel around the world and familiarize himself with new places. Since his childhood, Jace has had a passion for learning languages and immersing himself in foreign cultures and traditions. Coming from a multiethnic background...


032: Andy Dunn - Tech Entrepreneur - How to Use Social Position and Wealth to Heal the World

Andy is a Bay Area-based conscious entrepreneur who envisions a world in which technology supports humans being. A digital native who struggled with tech addiction for over a decade, he is currently working on Siempo to give people their lives back and help them flourish. Siempo's first product is an Android app that transforms your phone into a healthier digital experience. Andy is also passionate about finding creative ways to support transformative projects and inspiring young adults to...


**Why PoP Series - Ep. 5 - Growing in Gratitude**

In today's final Why PoP episode I discuss how I use gratitude to create an infectious optimism that spurs me into bold actions which allow me to live the life I was meant to. I started People of Purpose out of my appreciation for a second chance at life. In the episode I discuss how I analyzed my inner gifts lying on the mountainside in 2011 what I've done and continue to do to capitalize on that gift. I reflect on how gratitude for my special gifts has continually driven me to do my best...


031: Darnell McDonald - "The Sky is Not the Limit; the Mind Is" - Helping Others Tap Into Their Inner Warrior Through Self-Discovery

Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coordinator, Darnell McDonald, is a yoga and mindfulness coach to the major league baseball team. Darnell is a former MLB player for the Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and the Chicago Cubs. His motto is: "The sky is not the limit; the mind is." April 20, 2010 Darnell became the ninth player to hit a home run for the Red Sox in his first at bat. In the same game, he became the first ever member of the Red Sox to collect a...


**Why PoP Series - Ep. 4 - Purposefully Navigating the Real World**

In today's Why PoP episode I discuss how to purposefully navigate the real world through actionable steps for success. I discuss why People of Purpose is designed to help you believe in yourself and how mindfulness, meditation, and yoga help to get to a place where you trust what you know about yourself. I talk about how to create clarity, educate your dreams, take steps for gaining experience, backwards planning, and numerous reflective activities. I share how I have accomplished some of my...


030: Russ Rausch — Mental Performance Trainer - Making the Present Primary, Connecting to internal Purpose, and Improving Life Experience through Vision Pursue

Russ is one of six children born and raised in rural Kansas. He was the first in his family to go to college. He graduated with honors in accounting and went to work for one of the big accounting firms. He married 3 years out of school. He was then self-employed for several years. Russ moved to Chicago and joined the trading software firm, Trading Technologies in 1998. He was part of the executive team that took them from a 20-person startup to a successful 650-person global company. He...


***Special Episode - Attending Sadhguru Inner Engineering Course ***

I recently attended Sadhguru's Two-day Inner Engineering Course here in San Francisco. The course provides tools and solutions to empower yourself to create your life the way you want it. The course gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods that are from the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within. In preparation for the course a took a...


029: Marco Gonzalez - Bringing Consciousness of Genocides in Broad Daylight so the Next Generation Can Become Positive and Optimistic Actors for Change

Marco Gonzalez, is the director of Yahad-In Unum (“Together In One”), is a Paris-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering genocidal practices wherever they are found around the world, providing documented proof of crimes against humanity, and a leading voice of protest on behalf of all past and present victims of mass murder. In accord with its original mission, Yahad – In Unum unveiled the lost history of World War II, the so-called “Holocaust by Bullets” in Eastern Europe...


PoP's 1st Birthday! - A Reflective Interview w/ Your Host Tanur Badgley

In this special one-of-a-kind episode I, Tanur Badgley, am interviewed by two close friends who have been instrumental in the creation of People of Purpose. These two sisters round out my Life Design Team. In this episode they expertly navigate an interview that leads me to share insights and experiences from the completion of Year 1 of People of Purpose. We dissect the origins of the podcast, how its impacted lives, and where its going in Year 2 and beyond. Enjoy this reflective and...


**Why PoP Series - Ep. 3 - Building a World Class Network/Team/Family**

This week's episode is the third episode in our 5-part Why PoP series. This series delves into the myriad of reasons why and how I'm doubling down on my commitment to People of Purpose as I enter this year as a full-time graduate school student, middle-school teacher in San Francisco, and host of People of Purpose podcast. Today's episode is about: How the People of Purpose mindset helps me to grow a team that's committed to living with purpose and intentionality. It's about how defining...


028: Andres Gonzalez -- Reminding People Who They are and Spreading Love Throughout the Universe

Andy Gonzalez has been the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. in Baltimore, MD since 2001. For sixteen years, Andy has taught yoga to diverse populations throughout the world, including Baltimore City Public School students, drug treatment centers, mental crisis facilities, homeless shelters, wellness centers, colleges, private schools and other various venues throughout the nation and throughout the world. He has partnered with John Hopkins Bloomberg...


**Why PoP Series - Ep. 2 - Taking the Leap**

This week's episode is the second episode in our 5-part Why PoP series. This series delves into the myriad of reasons why and how I'm doubling down on my commitment to People of Purpose as I enter this year as a full-time graduate school student, middle-school teacher in San Francisco, and host of People of Purpose podcast. Today's episode is about how and why I have been encouraged to take big leaps of faith towards my purpose and why it is my deep hope that People of Purpose encourages...


027: Jeanette Wood - Living with Eternity in Mind for the Reasons Her Creator Created Her

Jeanette Wood is a mom to 11 and grandmother to 4. Her and her husband gave birth to six and adopted five. Jeanette, or Mrs. Wood as many call her speaks often on how we can positively change our communities and relationships. One of her most popular topics is the power of intentionality, and maximizing ordinary moments. She has spent the last twenty years being a personal mentor to thousands of people across the country as a speaker, coach, and consultant. Jeanette also co-owns a...


**Why PoP Series - Ep. 1 - My Purpose**

This week's episode is the first episode in our 5-part Why PoP series. This series delves into the myriad of reasons why and how I'm doubling down on my commitment to People of Purpose as I enter this year as a full-time graduate school student, middle-school teacher in San Francisco, and host of People of Purpose podcast. Today's episode is about my purpose and how PoP grows me into purpose. I feature my story and tenants of my purpose journey. I discuss the power of courage, what I've...