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Hope Motivates Action

Hope Motivates Action

By Lindsay Recknell
Inspired by the mentors and models in her own life, Lindsay Recknell hosts inspiring people who have used the power of Hope to motivate action in their lives. Practical, compassionate and immediately actionable, the advice and tips shared by Lindsay's guests will motivate you towards powerful change and inspired thinking. Because without action, hope is just a wish.
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S03 | 07 - Finding Hope in Times of Stress and Pain with Tanya Kelloway
Let’s talk about stress. There is a deep connection between what you’re feeling and internalizing from the world around you and your physical health. Your daily stressors can be what’s impacting your health long term. High blood pressure, muscle pain, chronic fatigue, even digestive issues are all symptoms brought on by stress through your nervous system. They can turn you from vibrant, happy, and positive into someone you wouldn’t recognize in the mirror, feeling at a loss for relief. So, what can you do to combat this? And how can you hold onto hope through an experience like this? Tanya Kelloway joins us today to explain this connection and provide insight into how these symptoms can be treated through traditional medicine. She answers questions about stigma towards traditional medicine in Western civilization, how her own health journey gave her hope in her own life, staying motivated, and most importantly- does acupuncture hurt? Tanya Kelloway is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, practicing for the last ten years. She started her practice after her own health journey and taking action steps to bring back hope into her own life. Most recently she has been specializing in acupuncture and treating her clients for stress induced symptoms and digestive symptoms, giving her clients hope for relief through natural remedies. Visit her website or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.  Mentioned in this episode: Tanya Kelloway’s Practice Making Hope Happen by Dr Shane Lopez Dr Shane Lopez on “Nexting” Take Control of Your Hopeful Future Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
38:58
September 23, 2020
S03 | 06 - Why Hope Matters with Jodie Rogers
In this week's episode of the podcast, Jodie Rogers is back but this time she's doing the interview! Jodie and I talk about my favourite topic, HOPE, and why it's so important right now, how we can use it to our advantage and how being hopeful isn't just thinking positive but actually using hope as motivation for action. I tell my story and how hope found me at a time that I needed it most and how hope IS a strategy and matters now more than ever. Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
40:48
September 16, 2020
S03 | 05 - Marriage that's Real and Raw with Danielle Calhoun
We've waited a long time for this episode with Danielle Calhoun to go live - we recorded it back in December 2019! Amazing to think that we didn't know anything about where the world would be back then and we had no idea where we'd be today. The messages in this conversation are universal though. Danielle gets deep and vulnerable in this episode, sharing how she and her husband broke their marriage down to it's roots and built it back up from a very tough and fractured place. You'll learn how communication, faith and unconditional love took (and continues to take!) this family from broken to healing with a ton of growth and hope along the way. It's authentic and raw and powerful...I know you'll love it! Danielle Calhoun is an independent food photographer, ex-wedding business owner and mother of two incredible kids. Currently homeschooling while also building a creative business, Danielle knows that communication and authenticity is the key to navigating the journey of life and is forever using her faith and her hope to motivate her towards a future better than today. Links, Tools & Resources from this episode: Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
44:32
September 9, 2020
S03 | 04 - Hope as an investment in life with Abby Herman
Can't wait for you to meet another awesome human, Abby Herman, in this week's episode of the podcast. When I first met Abby, she was offering me hope in the form of content strategy for my website but since then, she's become a really great friend. One of the things I appreciate the most about Abby is her focus and dedication to personal and professional development - her intentional investment in herself and her business. As another podcast guest told me, "We often buy multiple houses, multiple vehicles, and invest in multiple educations in our lives but with only one body, we don't invest in ourselves often enough.". This thought struck home for me and in this episode, Abby shares how and why she invests in herself and the positive consequences (and self-employment!) these investments have had on her life. Abby's hope for a future better than today is what motivates her to keep taking action towards an even more fulfilling life. Abby Herman is a content strategist, consultant, podcaster, and founder and coach for Content Mastery Lab, a growing community of business owners who are ready to get visible online without the frustration or overwhelm. Abby also works 1:1 with business owners who would rather outsource their content marketing so they can get back to the reason they started their business in the first place! Links, Tools & Resources from this episode: Get to know Abby better by reaching out to her below: Website: Abby M Herman  Podcast: Stories in Small Business Instagram: Abby M Herman LinkedIn: Abby M Herman Link to Season 3, Episode 1: Allison Jordan - Optimize your Health Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
39:08
September 2, 2020
S03 | 03 - A Love Affair with Time with Danielle Droitsch
I was thrilled to meet Danielle Droitsch, my guest in this episode of the podcast, because she is an expert in time and productivity - and who doesn't need more time in their life?! During our conversation, we talk about the surprising time wasters in our lives as well as real strategies for finding missing minutes in our days. But I think my favourite part of the conversation is when Danielle relates time to a love affair gone wrong and how we can start a new relationship with this elusive aspect of our lives. Danielle is an executive strengths and leadership coach and owner of Time for You LLC. Her business helps professionals and organizations thrive so they feel purpose and passion to make a positive difference in the world. Time For You provides executive, strengths-based coaching to leaders, teams, and organizations. Danielle is a trained lawyer who spent 25 years in the nonprofit sector working for state- and province-wide organizations, and national/ international organizations. She has worked for a number of non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada including the National Parks Conservation Association, American Rivers, the Pembina Institute, and the Waterkeeper Alliance.  Danielle has held many roles including organizer, researcher, fundraiser, lawyer, and executive director — and has founded two nonprofit organizations as well. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her daughter and husband and dog Elvis. Links, Tools & Resources from this episode: Get to know Danielle better by reaching out to her below: Website: Time for You  Freebie: Work Smarter Guide Another freebie! Brilliant Morning Routine Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
40:43
August 26, 2020
S03 | 02 - From Hard to Hopeful Life with Kyle Radick
In this episode, you'll meet Kyle Radick, a Vancouver-based husband and father of two small boys. I've known Kyle a long time and think of him as a driven, motivated and hopeful guy, an attitude he's developed through a ton of hard work as you'll hear in his story. I love episodes like this because as Kyle is telling his story, the narrative is almost unfolding like the best kind of movie with Villains and Victims, Heros and Guides.  Kyle attributes his path of personal development to surrounding himself with models and mentors, a lot of self-reflection and deep work and his humble ability to ask for help when he needs it. He's very intentional, working at living his best life everyday. In this episode, he shares with us his daily gratitude practice, how he stacks his habits for maximum effectiveness and follows mentors who may not even know he's there. Kyle has a passion for business in general and He loves getting to know how an organization works, what they feel they need help with and identifying areas they may not even know they can improve upon. That’s why he started Technically Consulting! When Kyle is not hard at work, he spends most of his free time as a husband to his wife Claire and his two boys, Gage and Dax. If he does find a little time to himself, he enjoys craft beer and riding motorcycles (but never at the same time). Links, Tools & Resources from this episode: Get to know Kyle better by reaching out to him below: Website: Technically Consulting Website: Vital Assistant Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today. Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
35:19
August 16, 2020
S03 | 01 - Optimize your Health with Better Belly Therapies with Allison Jordan
Welcome back to the third season of the Hope Motivates Action podcast! I am so excited to kick off this season with Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Allison Jordan. I have referenced this episode to so many people since she and I recorded it a few weeks ago and I can't wait for you to hear it. Allison exceeds the highest levels of training as a certified Craniosacral Therapist and combines functional medicine coaching and visceral manipulation to help men and women heal their gut, get freedom from food restrictions, and boost their energy like never before by finding the root cause of their health problems and empowering people to heal themselves - permanently.  Allison shares with us how she knew her future could be better than today if she solved her own physical health issues, specifically around her digestion and gut health, and took action to figure out the path forward. I learned an incredible amount from Allison and I know you will too. This is my longest podcast episode to date but Allison was sharing such great stuff, I couldn't bear to stop listening. Enjoy! Links, Tools & Resources from this episode: Get to know Allison better by reaching out to her below: Instagram: instagram.com/betterbellytherapies Facebook: facebook.com/betterbellytherapies Website: betterbellytherapies.com Book a 30 Minute Complimentary Consultation with Allison: betterbellytherapies.as.me/coffeechatwithAllison Allison wrote a book! Check it out on her website: betterbellytherapies.com/book Download Allison's Top 10 Tips to Better Bellies Want to take action over your hopeful future? Check out my new online membership called #BetterThanToday, a monthly subscription for the person who's done with not having enough time, money or energy in their life and is ready to integrate work and life with intention so their future is better than today.  Are you ready to Save Time & Money and get back to enjoying more of life? Download my free 37 Ways to Save Time & Money checklist and successfully achieve work/life integration so you can focus on what matters. Love scrolling social media? You can find me on FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, and INSTAGRAM. If you're interested to learn more about my other programs, find additional podcast episodes and my most popular experience, Wellness Webinars, check it all out on my website, Expert in Hope as well.
55:33
August 12, 2020
S02 | 12 - Implementing Hope at Home and Work with Rachel Di Martino
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast I am once again in the hot-seat. Rachel Di Martino is the owner of Geek Unicorn. Geek Unicorn makes women-driven businesses stand out online like a Unicorn in a field of horses. We discuss the importance of implementing Hope at home and at work.
30:26
February 19, 2020
S02 | 11 - Hope to keep you alive with Sharlene Innes
This week on the Hope Motivates Action Podcast I sit down with Sharlene Innes. What most people never knew about Sharlene was she kept hidden a very dark side of her.  A side that unsuccessfully tried to kill herself at age 12.  A side that cut herself for a while in her early teens.  A side so full of despair, sadness and the need to be loved that she used alcohol to help her navigate her teens, twenty's and some of her thirty's. Hope kept her alive throughout and she is here to share with you today.
31:03
February 12, 2020
S02 | 10 - Hope in the Workplace with Cathy Ginsberg
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action Podcast, I am excited to introduce you to Cathy Ginsberg. Cathy has long worked in the leadership and career development field and believes that people are an organisations greatest resource. In this episode we talk about Hope at work and the tools and techniques organisations can use to foster Motivation in the workplace.
30:21
February 5, 2020
S02 | 09 - Hope is a Fairy Guard Mother with Deb Chromik
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action Podcast I sit down with Deb Chromik. Entrepreneur, Business Solutions Innovator, Human Connection Evangelist, and Fairy Guard Mother. Deb's story involves a series of people-oriented passions tied together by her ability to connect with brilliant humans and facilitate their superpowers in service of worthy endeavors.
35:16
January 29, 2020
S02 | 08 - Hope and the relationship to Grit with Renee Pilgrim
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast I am joined by Renee Pilgrim, a Wellness Transformation Agent also known as the Transformaven. After over twenty years of learning to heal through physical and emotional challenges she became an Acupuncturist, TCM Practitioner and now an agent of change. Join our conversation into the Ying and Yang of Grit and Hope.
29:54
January 22, 2020
S02 | 07 - Hope in East Africa with Megan Kitt
In today’s episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast, I’m super excited to introduce you to Megan Kitt, ex-journalist turned founder of a fashion-focused social enterprise called Tuli, military wife and mother of a one year-old daughter. In this episode, Megan will share with us her advice on how to build a business in East Africa while living in Hawaii, raising a daughter while her husband is deployed as a submariner all the while continuing to flourish as an entrepreneur and renovating her home at the same time. She has inspiring thoughts and ideas on how hope, process and consistency helped make two-intercontinental moves in mere months, not only possible but achievable.
36:13
January 15, 2020
S02 | 06 - Hope and Motherhood with Monica Hui
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast I am joined by Monica Hui, where she puts me in the hotseat. Monica and I will be chatting about hope and all things motherhood. Although I don’t have the tough job of being a parent, we’ll apply the concepts of hope to all of us caregivers, everyone who struggles with hidden hope and taking care of themselves while also being present for others.
24:26
January 8, 2020
S02 | 05 - Hope and it's connection to Leadership with Brittney Pickett
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action Podcast I sit down with Brittney Pickett. I met Brittney on social media after she posted a super personal and authentic blog sharing how she experienced a personal mental crisis and how she thrived after coming through it. In today’s episode, Brittney talks about leadership at home and at work and how hard she works to maintain her consistent leadership style in both areas of her life. Brittney is passionate about her purpose, her employees and her family…not necessarily in that order…and shares with us the hopeful actions she takes and the inclusive conversations she has with both those that work for her and the wonderful humans in her family.
33:28
January 1, 2020
S02 | 04 - Hope and it's relationship to Debt with Rebecca Braun
Today’s episode is a great “hotseat” interview where Rebecca Braun and I discuss debt and its impact on our hopeful financial futures. We discuss the potential difference between good debt and bad debt and how the choices we make around our finances are so personal, and so different, for all of us
33:06
December 25, 2019
S02 | 03 - Using Hope to Change the Gender Equity Conversation with Jake Stika
On this week's Hope Motivates Action podcast episode, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Jake Stika, the co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Next Gen Men. I met Jake through his Board Chair and was immediately impressed with his compassion, intelligence and purpose-driven mission to create brave spaces to engage, educate and empower men and boys on gender and equality.
29:30
December 18, 2019
S02 | 02 - Hope and Innovation with Redge Dole
This week's episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast is a great “hotseat” episode where Redge Dole will facilitate a discussion around hope and the connection to innovation in our lives. In our conversation, Redge and I identify specific ways we can be more innovative using hope and tackle the impact of time and deadlines on our hopeful natures.
31:41
December 11, 2019
S02 | 01 - Using Hope to Unlock the key to Corporate Jail with Jodie Rogers
Super excited to bring you season two, conversations with inspiring people reframing the way we’ve traditionally thought about hope and it’s connection to our lives. In today’s episode, I had the opportunity to meet Jodie Rogers, a dynamic and hopeful personality from Ontario. Jodie will share with us how she used her hope to motivate action after being let go from her “corporate jail” and used that time as an opportunity to thrive in both her professional and personal life.
30:16
December 4, 2019
S01 | 12 - Hope and our Physical Health with Andrea Bassett
On this episode final episode of season 2, I am once again in the hot-seat and someone else is asking the questions. Andrea Bassett is a ghost writer who helps executives get big ideas out of their heads, so I figured Andrea was the perfect person to make sense of the big ideas out of my head. Together we make the connection between Hope and our physical health, and whether the connection is there intuitively or backed by science. We also discuss our bodies response to stress and talk about optimism and its link to hope. Join us as we explore whether or not these are mutually exclusive topics.
29:54
November 27, 2019
S01 | 11 - Connection between Hope and Self-Awareness with Tara-Lee Goerlitz
Up to this point in the podcast series, I’ve had the pleasure to interview inspiring people who share with us their stories of using Hope to motivate action. This week, the tables are turned and you’ll hear an inspiring person interview me instead!
29:46
November 20, 2019
S01 | 10 - Drawing on the Power of Hope with Trish Bishop
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action podcast I chat to Trish Bishop. You'll hear all about 'The Question Journey' Trish's passion project to encourage self reflection and deep thinking in our lives and she'll share how she drew on the power of hope in the face of her husbands near death experience. Trish also shares her personal hope journey and how she used action to motivate a change in her life when faced with a life-threatening illness.
30:31
November 13, 2019
S01 | 09 - Using the Courage of Hope to Change Careers with Ronnie Allen
On this episode of the Hope Motivates Action Podcast I chat with Ronnie Allen, a retired teacher from NYC turned holistic healing practitioner and author of psychological and romantic thrillers. Ronnie shares with us her journey of Hope and how it lead to several successful careers over her inspirational life.
29:43
November 6, 2019
S01 | 08 - Hope-inspired plastic-free flower delivery with Bruce Heslop
Bruce Heslop has lived in the pacific northwest all his life with much of that time spent in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island. Most recently he and his wife lived 1 yr in the Tofino/Ucluelet area where he spent time each day walking the beaches. Complete peace and solitude for miles on end – completely transformational in how he lives his life. Relationships and experiences have become much more important than 'things' and consumption. Seeing so much waste from other people's lives washing up on the shore each day was shocking and moving. Coming back to Vancouver, Bruce couldn't justify going back to a cubicle job. – he wanted to make a difference and to prove that a business could be successful without contributing mindlessly to the plastics-problem. BloomZoom Urban Flower Delivery was born from that difference-making attitude. The company exists because they see purpose in bringing joy to the community, and what better way to do that than through flowers. Bruce’s main goal is to change the way flowers are bought for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and any other special occasion. Through flowers, he wants to help you connect and express yourself to the important people in your life in a better way. ...and he is very proud to say that they are single-use plastic free!
29:49
October 30, 2019
S01 | 07 - The importance of setting goals and how to get started
This is a solo episode, so instead of interviewing another inspiring person, I share some of my own strategies and thoughts about hope, life and all things in between.
20:14
October 23, 2019
S01 | 06 - Use Hope to achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy back with Christa Danisewicz
Christa Danisewicz is a fitness professional with decades of experience helping others reach their health and wellness goals. A recent back injury that affected her ability to walk, stand, and live the active lifestyle that she loved forced her to reevaluate what it really means to achieve a healthy level of fitness. Her mission now is to help others achieve their fitness goals while also maintaining a healthy back.
29:04
October 16, 2019
S01 | 05 - Hope Through Servant Leadership with Kelvin Redd
Kelvin Redd is a leadership coach and bestselling author. His second book, Define Your Destiny: A Self-Awareness Journey Toward Servant Leadership, debuted on the 2014 Amazon.com Top 100 Leadership Books List. He is also the author of the book, Stand Tall: Essays on Life and Servant Leadership.
32:56
October 9, 2019
S01 | 04 - Hope in the LGBTQ Community with Krista Tovell
Krista is a very determined and strong-willed individual who is always looking or the positive take on any situation. Krista has three mantras in life that have helped her through almost every situation she has been in.
31:44
October 2, 2019
S01 | 03 - Hope Without Action is just a Wish
Hope is a big motivator for me – that promise of a positive future outcome is what keeps me trying the next right thing. That’s what you’re going to hear in each and every episode of this podcast. Stories, advice and tips from people using hope to motivate action in their lives.
18:32
October 2, 2019
S01 | 02 - Hope as a Tool for Motivation with Andrea Torraville
Hope has played a large role in Andrea's life as she has navigated mental health, discrimination, scarcity, parenthood and divorce. Andrea shares how a challenging life moment prompted her to take action in her personal development and seek out a coach to help her through the next stages of her life, in this episode, she will teach us how she used hope as a tool for motivation .
35:44
October 2, 2019
S01 | 01 - Hope as Part of a Strategy with Cherie Lee
Cherie has had such an interesting life, one that she has navigated with a combination of spiritual faith and practical hope, Cherie believes that hope should not be the entire strategy, but part of a bigger strategy, one that compliments a plan of action.
31:47
October 2, 2019