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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...


015: Bryan Falchuk — Broadening Happiness Amongst all People By Inspiring Others to Feel Their Own Purposeful inspiration

Bryan Falchuk overcame adversity, lost nearly 100 pounds, ran a marathon, dramatically changed his diet and created an approach to help others live a better life, every day. That way is Do a Day. Like so many people, Bryan has faced challenges in life, like obesity, depression, work stress, the responsibilities of parenthood, the potential of losing his wife to illness, and more. And he struggled, like anyone else. Through his struggle, he learned the secret to not just overcoming any...


014: Barbara Waterman-Peters -- Being the Best Artist She can Be to Leave the World a Better Place by Teaching, Mentoring, and Communicating What She is Compelled to Live

Barbara Waterman-Peters is an artist from Topeka, Kansas whose award-winning work is in museums as well as corporate and private collections. She has shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 275 solo, invitational and juried exhibitions. She is a founding member of the Collective Art Gallery (1987-2014) and is a charter member of Circle of 7. In 2010 she became the first Core Artist in NOTO, founding STUDIO 831. Barbara taught at Washburn and Kansas State Universities as...


013: Joe Sessel -- From Prison to Purpose - Utilizing His Natural Talents To Communicate Choices and Be a Conduit of His Learning to Give More Value Than He Takes

Joe Sessel found his purpose serving an 11 year term in Federal Prison. From age 19 to 30. In prison Joe found a love for books, sought out mentors, developed his physical fitness and refined his focus to add value to the world. For Joe prison became a limitless library and training ground to become his best self. Today he uses the skills, knowledge, and wisdom acquired from his prison days to be a serial social entrepreneur, a supply chain professional, and real estate investor in Topeka,...


012: Adam Sirvinskas & Sam Viola -- Repurposing Food and Objects Going to Waste to Mindfully Appreciate and Fight a Culture of Rampant Overconsumption

Adam and Sam are 25-year-old freegans. They eat food going to waste and buy vegan only when necessary. They haven’t bought groceries since November 5th, 2016. They describe themselves as thoughtful and mindful. They try to focus on what’s important and cut out things that don’t matter in every aspect of their lives. They accomplish their purpose by repurposing food and objects going to waste to mindfully appreciate what they have and fight a culture of rampant overconsumption. Adam and Sam...


011: Joe Hishmeh -- Making God Greater on Earth as He is in Heaven - Pastoring and Leading a Spiritual Awakening in Topeka, Kansas

Joe Hishmeh is the Lead Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, Kansas. His purpose is to make God greater on Earth as he is in Heaven. Born in Wisconsin and raised by a carpet-selling family with ancestral roots in Israel, Joe wanted to spend his early twenties truly investigating if Christianity was true. As an inquisitive learner and a natural leader Joe eventually made his way to Seminary school in Dallas, Texas where he met his wife Cheryl. After moving to Chattanooga, Tennessee...


010: Daniel Rivera -- Loving Others as Jesus Christ Has Loved Him - Sponsoring Orphans, Adding Value, and Saying Yes

Daniel Rivera's purpose is to love others like Jesus Christ has loved him. Born and raised in Arizona, Daniel lives in Wichita, Kansas today where he is the district manager for Vector Marketing. In his career with Vector since 2011 Daniel has $3.7million in career sales of Cutco cutlery - the World’s finest kitchen cutlery. Daniel’s purpose runs deeper and more expansive. Daniel loves anything competitive and athletic, he likes dancing, attending concerts, traveling, and running/working...


009: Benjamin Tittle -- Finding Balance Between a Life of Service and Personal Wellness Through Medicine

Today’s guest is Benjamin Tittle. Ben’s Purpose is to find balance between a life of service and personal wellness through the field of medicine. In this field which is constantly in a state of upheaval Ben knows, as a doctor that he will have to confront moral dilemmas and face loss of life. To survive he must hold close his purpose - a life of healing. I asked Ben to be on the podcast because he has such a clearly defined purpose and will one day be very busy and recognized that he...


008: Patrick Buggy -- Creating His Best Life and Helping Others to Do the Same

Today’s guest is Patrick Buggy. Patricks purpose is simple - to create his best life and help others do the same. He does so by working with extraordinary individuals to help them create a life rich in purpose, growth, service, and satisfaction. He also works with forward-thinking companies and organizations to create programs and experiences that help their employees thrive. This isn’t about reaching a specific state/destination, but embracing that life is an act of continually...


007: Tanur Badgley -- The Tables Have Turned - Your Host Becomes the Guest

The tables have turned and your host has become the guest! I figured it was time listeners got to know their host better. I've been hearing a lot of intrigue from episode 000 in which I introduced my story and my purpose. If you wanted to know what I'm doing with my life, what experiences have shaped me, and ways in which I think you can seek and find your purpose this is your episode. For today's episode I asked my good friend Austin Schauer to interview me. Austin has a unique...


006: Ryan Nyquist -- Showing the Love of Jesus to All He Encounters as a Worship Director

Ryan Nyquist considers his purpose in life to show the love of Jesus to all he encounters. He does this by showing compassion to those in need, taking responsibility when he falls and showing grace when others do, opening up his home to others, speaking truth and love in all things, and correcting others with love. He doesn't claim perfection in any of this, but strives to live a little bit more like Jesus every day. Ryan is a husband to Kristina and a dad to their son Soren. Together,...


005: Drew DeBiasse & Jason Hulshof -- Teaching From the Heart of Yoga to Heal and Grow Anyone and Everyone

My guests today are a pair of wonderful people, Jason Hulshof and Drew DeBiasse. who find purpose in teaching yoga, Together they run Heart Yoga in Uptown Minneapolis. HeartYoga is not a yoga studio. It is a yoga school; a frontier where anyone and everyone can heal and grow. Yoga found Jason in a crazy summer of 1995 - self taught until 2000 when he met his teacher Jonny Kest and, after working closely with Jonny to share flowing yoga for 15 years, he started HeartYoga in Minneapolis,...


004: Nick Knutzen -- Guiding Others to Inspired Lives After Sobriety Through Courage, Joy, and Aliveness

My guest this week is Nick Knutzen. Nick is a self-described chef, coach, and Warrior. Nick's life is guided by his intention of being fully present in work, play and relationships. Following an eight-year career in film production in LA and NYC, Nick arrived in Minneapolis 6.5 years ago where he committed himself to living a sober life. With the love and support of family and friends Nick traded in his camera for a chef’s knife. Self-taught as a chef, he co-founded his first business...


003: Matthew Simpson -- Combating Veteran PTSD and Suicide Through Profound Plant-based Medicinal Healing Experiences

Matt Simpson is a free spirit traveler that has found his purpose to be of service to our U.S. veterans that struggle deeply with PTSD and suicide. Matt considers the world his home but has been residing in Chicago for the past 4 months since ending an 18 month travel journey where he discovered his purpose after a profound ayahuasca experience in Costa Rica. Before his travels Matt spent 14 years in Chicago’s Rat Race as a business owner. Now he is the program manager for Veterans for...


002: Julia Starr -- Empowering Young Women to Balance Masculine and Feminine Energies Globally

Today's guest is Julia Starr - A self-described feminist wellness warrior from the Iron Range of Minnesota. Julia has traveled around the world as a student, teacher, business strategy consultant and farmer. It's tough to put a single label on this fireball, but she would describe herself as a feminist wellness warrior. The most common threads in her story are doing what you'd least expect, and doing it well. Whether leaving her small town upbringing to attend Claremont McKenna College...


001: Dr. Andy Stella -- Healing Physical Trauma Through Matrix Repatterning Therapy

Meet my mentor, friend, and primary concussion doctor who helped relieve so much of my bodily trauma from my fall at Yosemite National Park. I originally came to Dr. Andy in 2014 for trauma relief from my fall at Yosemite in 2011. After just a handful of appointments I noticed a tremendous reduction in the tension throughout my body and an increased sense of feeling integrated, whole, and coordinated. After I suffered another concussion in February of 2015 Andy was the first person I came...


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