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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...


026: Jeff Baxter —Teacher of the Year — Doing Justice, Practicing Kindness, and Walking Humbly so that Students Strive Valiantly, Write Thoughtfully, and Dare Greatly

Jeff Baxter is a graduate of the University of Kansas with Bachelor’s Degrees in Education and English and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. He also has a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law. Mr. Baxter has taught every level and grade of middle and high school students in his thirty plus years of teaching -- from non-readers to National Merit Finalists. He is passionate about teaching, but it took an epiphany when he was practicing law to realize why. He believes...


**Special Series -- Introduction to Why PoP Series

This week's episode is an introduction to a 5-part series I'm launching called Why PoP. 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 and middle-school teacher in San Francisco. I preview the upcoming topic areas in this new five part Why PoP series and go over some of the great results in my life since we've launched People of Purpose 10 months ago. "Unlock your...


025: Ten Teacher Residents of Purpose

This week is a one-of-a-kind episode in which I interview 10 people from my Master's of Education graduate school program. Each of us comes from different backgrounds into the same program. I thought it would be interesting to give you a glimpse of the immense sense of purpose each one is bringing into their teaching and education youth in urban, public charter schools in California. The cohort is as diverse as the students we serve and I am impressed with how passionate, caring, and...


024: Dr. Lori Desautels -- Attending to the Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Development of All Children Through Brain Science

Dr. Lori Desautels is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Butler University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in applied educational neuroscience. Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education and integrating Mind Brain Teaching and Learning Strategies into her courses at Butler University. She is also co-teaching in a middle school classroom two mornings a week teaching students about their brains, stress response systems and giving...


023: Barb Stegenga & Robin Sizemore — Mindful Superhero Trainers - Where There is Ruin, There is Hope For a Treasure

Barbara Stegenga and Robin Sizemore fulfill their purposes training children into mindful superheroes. If you walked into their classroom you’d find elementary school kids leading each other in a meditation and helping each other stay calm in times of need. These are not your ordinary heroes. These are SUPERHEROES. Barb and Robin, rather Batman and Robin, have been helping kids cultivate these skills through their Superhero Training and Supply program at their elementary school in Hammond,...


022: Simone and Malcolm Collins -- Pragmatists of Purpose - Guiding Others to Create Their Own Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

Simone and Malcolm Collins are co-authors of the book The Pragmatist's Guide To Life: A Guide to Creating Your Own Answers to Life's Biggest Questions. Their book is a ruthlessly pragmatic guide to creating your own answers to life's biggest questions. Each of this book's four chapters covers one of the most important questions a person must ask themselves: Rather than give you answers to these questions, this guide provides a framework that helps you develop your own answers while...


***Special Episode -- My Seven Podcasts of Purpose ***

This week is a special episode about the seven podcasts of purpose that I listen to. I find so much purpose and inspiration from podcasts to help me make better decisions in my life, ask right”er” questions, find calm, learn resources to fuel my soul-inspired endeavors, and do something interesting, productive, and purposeful in my free time.The potential for podcasts to change your life is huge. PoP wouldn’t be in existence without these podcasts that paved the way for and inform my...


021: Darrin & Olivier Crusoe -- Returning to Nature with OrganiKH Farm

Darrin and Olivier live in rural Cambodia where they have started an organic farming project called OrganiKH in Darrin's home village of Sveychek. Darrin has a remarkable story of being driven out of her hometown due to the Khmer Rouge's repressive regime in the early 90's. Struggling to make a livelihood, her family sent her to Thailand on her own when she was 13. By the time she came back to Cambodia in her early 20's she met Olivier, a french backpacker in search of his purpose. Olivier...


020: Silvia Turonova -- Your Pain is Your Personal Power: Ditch Your Struggles and Start Living Up to Your Purpose

Silvia’s biggest passion is showing people how their emotional pain, their challenges and struggles contribute to their growth. As a young girl, she was growing up in a destructive environment which carried violence, drugs and alcohol abuse in different forms. After she completed her bachelor's degree, she knew that she needed some massive change, something crazy and life transforming. At the age of 22 she grabbed her suitcase and moved to the U.S. with $500 in her pocket and a dream in her...


019: Susan Peppercorn -- Helping Other People Find Career Purpose and Satisfaction

Susan Peppercorn is an executive and career coach who has a passion for helping individuals thrive in their career. Having made four career changes herself, Susan knows what it’s like to feel stuck in a job you hate as well as the self-recrimination that goes along with it. Susan transformed her career and developed a scientifically-validated approach to help others do the same that she practices in her work and teaches in her best-selling book Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work. In the book...


018: Jivasu Pradeep Kumar -- Building Healthy Identity in a Changing World through Naturality

Jivasu’s (Pradeep Kumar) teachings are called Naturality. Naturality is to ‘to live according to our nature’ and ‘walk our own path’. The core of Jivasu’s teachings is about the fear of death (and life) and the emergence of the ego in response to that fear. The ego helps us to escape the fear of death and promises us an illusory immortality. This illusory immortality is needed during the early stages of life but we must eventually go beyond the ego in order to experience freedom from...


017: Caroline Stokes -- Moving Teams Forward By Developing Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Caroline Stokes is an executive headhunter, certified executive coach, and certified EQ2.0 trainer for global technology and entertainment leaders. Caroline is an expert on a number of topics, including emotional intelligence for recruiters in the age of AI, talent acquisition and development, executive coaching and headhunting, and workplace culture development. She is the founder of FORWARD, the first executive search and first-quarter coaching firm to expedite the integration of all...


**Special Episode** -- Reflection on My 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Experience with the Catching Z's Podcast

Today’s podcast episode is a new kind of episode. It’s actually a podcast episode that I’m republishing from my friends' podcast - Catching Z’s: The Millennials Guide to Mindfulness. The guest in this episode is me, Tanur Badgley. In my first ever guest appearance on a podcast my friend, mentor, and podcasting accountability partner Nick Zolfo and I really broke down my 10-day Vipassana meditation course the day after I completed my course in Thailand. For those of you that don’t know,...


016: Ron Carucci --To Be a Great Agent of Change and Make Other Great Agents of Change

Ron Carucci is a best-selling author of 8 books, and popular contributor at Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Ron is an expert on a number of topics, including the journey from start up to scale up of a young business, leading massive transformation in more mature organizations, advice on rising through an organization from middle management to executive leadership, and more. Ron led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within...