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The State of Potentiality Podcast

The State of Potentiality Podcast

By Rebecca Reimer and Sarah Evangeline
At any moment your life could change drastically - a job loss, an unexpected pregnancy, the loss of a loved one - these things are not in your control.What is in your control, is how you let those experiences change you. The State of Potentiality Podcast explores what happens when we have to pivot.

It is what it is - what will you do with it?

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Supporting Your Younger Self with Emerson Edwards

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Finding your purpose after disappointment- Derek Whitson
Derek Whitson grew up playing every sport possible. Hockey, baseball, football - cerebral palsy never stopped him from participating. His hard work paid off when he made the national sledge hockey team and participated in the Olympics, not once, but twice! When an injury ended his career earlier than he had planned - Derek was left to figure out what was next - before he turned 30. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therebeccareimer/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
49:34
April 25, 2022
I Can, Can You? with Wes Harding
If you say you can, you’re right. If you say you can’t, you’re right. Teacher, author, marathon runner, and Team Hoyt Canada founder Wes Harding went from self-proclaimed couch potato… to highly-inspiring triathlete and ironman. If he can do it, so can you. Anything is possible. A close-to-home story of wanting to give up, sweat-drenched determination, and pure human grit. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therebeccareimer/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality
01:01:12
April 20, 2022
The First Flaw with Catherine Pilgrim
“The girl with the acne”. What was a deep insecurity for Catherine Pilgrim was now a descriptor for her fellow students. Starting up in grade seven, this was the first time she questioned her appearance. Her first imperfection. But why did she think of it as a flaw? Why did she fixate? Why did others fixate? Looking back with acceptance and peace of mind, Catherine shares her insights on confidence, changing your mindset, and self-value. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therebeccareimer https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
36:29
April 04, 2022
Supporting Your Younger Self with Emerson Edwards
Bullied for his size. Suicidal. No support from friends, parents, or the school board. Not to mention anxiety, depressive episodes, and PTSD flare ups… all while waiting for a chance to talk to a professional. Something had to be done. As a steering member of Voices Against Bullying, Emerson Edwards is passionate about helping people embrace themselves as they are, re-engineering thought processes, and achieving healthy levels of self-esteem. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
49:58
March 21, 2022
Past Suffering vs. Future Growth with Peter Palcu
This is what Romanians do. And this is what Canadians do. This is what Romanian Orthodox Christians do. And this is what Catholics do. Here’s the line. Where do you place yourself on it? From uncovering family secrets… to discovering who your true friends are when things get tough, Peter Palcu has spent his life in a quest for balance. In family, in spirituality, in relationships, in his deepest self. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:02:04
January 24, 2022
Working Through Trauma with Ken Dryfhout
Hurt. Pain. Fear. Worthlessness. When you’re experiencing trauma, you’re surviving. But what happens when you come out the other end, and you’re free to live fully again? How do you move towards care, love, and connection? Working with youth and carrying his family through dark and scary days caused by the brutal trauma suffered by his partner, and the disintegration of his marriage has taught Ken Dryfhout some serious coping and self-awareness mechanisms, ones that he’s thrilled to share. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
55:21
January 11, 2022
The Unseen Depression with Elliot Kay
“If you’re depressed, how are you still so happy?” Public speaking master and podcast host Elliot Kay was flat, deflated, heavy. And yet he says not even his closest loved ones claimed to have known he was struggling when he spoke up. He hadn’t been dishonest. He hadn’t hidden. So how is this possible? With the clarity that comes with coming out the other side, listen in as he shares about his journey through depression. For the last decade, Elliot has worked with Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, MD’s & Investors in order to help them stand out when they are public speaking, pitching, or looking to win business through public speaking Elliot’s unique and effective structures, impactful delivery training, and teaching “language that lands” has helped them to hone their messaging, perfect their stories, and thus win them more business. Elliot has spoken globally at conferences, events, and in front of teams, leaders, managers on how to pitch and win new business. As well as speaking Elliot has worked with some of the leading companies and corporations and entrepreneurs on customer service, how to get into the media and how to successfully pitch on top-rated television programs such as “Dragons Den” and “MasterChef the Professionals”. Regardless of what is going on in your business, Elliot’s talks about the 3 key areas: • Structure • Impact • Language Using these key ingredients ensures that you maximise every opportunity to win business and that the language you use lands with your potential client and or audience. Get in touch today to see how Elliot can work with you and or give a talk at your event, to your team or company. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
35:20
December 19, 2021
Powering Through with Michelle Irvine
“I know what I need to be happy, and boobs are not one of those things.” It may be silly, but it’s also the truth for cancer survivor Michelle Irvine. After finding a lump in her late teens and being told it wasn’t a big deal, Michelle figured she had nothing to fear. Fast forward over a decade later, and suddenly she’s going from biopsy to chemo in less than a month. How do you even begin to cope? Wisdom, comfort, and encouragement are on the menu for this week’s podcast. Join our Facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/  Counselling and Life Coaching:  https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online  Find us on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/  https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/  https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/  Our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality  https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
54:37
December 07, 2021
Manifesting Your Dreams with Faisal Lateef
From struggling with anxiety while surrounded by people who did not understand halfway across the world… to achieving goals, discovering his self, and finding his community here in Canada. Faisal Lateef is a big believer in the manifestation of dreams, and taking life into your own hands. Positive thinking, emotional intelligence, and choosing to see failures as opportunities are the tools in his toolbox- listen in to learn how you can add them to yours. Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
53:39
December 06, 2021
Why We Took A Break
Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406258961086574/ Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online Find us on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/thesarahevangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thestateofpotentiality https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
09:15
November 30, 2021
When Your Hard Work Isn’t Enough with Levi Tetrault
Cyclones. Maroons. Storm. Is it a tale of shipwreck? Nope- it’s one of slapshots! Levi Tetrault has played for the Chatham-Kent Cyclones, Chatham Maroons, Guelph Storm, Brantford 99ers, and Leamington Flyers. But who he really wanted to play for was just a little out of his league. Reaching for the NHL and falling short, his story is one of doing your best, giving your all, and striving to be better despite life’s holdups and hurdles. Find Levi here: https://youtube.com/channel/UCmx4pGSFchwe21hryYRhFjw Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:02:23
November 19, 2021
Respond vs. React with Michael Crawley
No one can make you feel anything. Right? Let’s try again- no one can make you feel anything- only you can make you feel. Clear as mud? Michael Crawley has been in direct sales for over three decades, and success in such a touch and go business can only be chalked up to one thing- mindset. Join in on this casual chat to learn about the power of pause, creating boundaries with yourself, and how to not take everything personally. Find Michael here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-crawley-5059536/?originalSubdomain=ca Counselling and Life Coaching:  https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online   Find us on instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/   https://www.instagram.com/sarah63evangeline/   https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/   https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
43:36
November 06, 2021
Taking a Break
Find us on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/ https://www.instagram.com/sarah63evangeline/ https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/ https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:16
October 19, 2021
Work Ethic vs. Education with Mitch White
No licenses. No degrees. No formal education beyond grade twelve. And somehow still running a highly successful business. CEO of Handy Bros Mitch White knows what it takes to make things work, but more importantly... that value and skill are more than what can be written down on a diploma. So tune in to discover how Mitch brings out the best in people regardless of their educational background.   Counselling and Life Coaching: https://www.sarahevangeline.org/book-online  Find us on instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/forevercurious92/  https://www.instagram.com/sarah63evangeline/  https://www.instagram.com/brad.f.reid/  https://www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:08:27
October 05, 2021
Widowed At 30 with Eva Sawatzky
One day, strolling along, casually checking on the cotton fields. The next, hearing that your young, vibrant, stubborn mule of a husband has Stage 4 cancer. At the young age of 30, Eva Sawatzky was now a single parent to two young children, and the sole owner of a farm in Mexico, far from her family in Canada. Lonely, but far from alone, Eva shares how she waded through her grief… and came out the other side.
01:11:33
September 29, 2021
Giving Up Vs. Moving On with Sven Erlandson
Lutheran pastor. Counselor to Wall Street hotshots. Homeless on purpose. Sven Erlandson was all of these things at one point in time… to name a few. If it caught his attention, he was up for the challenge. But how does someone make such drastic transitions? As a huge advocate for quitting, Sven uses his current position as author, spiritual counselor, and TikTok smooth-talker to encourage everyone to forget about fear, and trust their intuition. Sven on Social Media Instagram TikTok Buy Sven’s latest book here: There’s a Hole in my Love Cup  www.badasscounseling.com Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:17:34
September 20, 2021
Granola Free Yoga - Monika Benovich
It isn’t just a workout. And it sure isn’t just so that you can learn to touch your toes. Yoga is for EVERYONE! If she could only shout one message from the mountaintop, Monika Benkovich would shout this (in mountain pose, of course). The style of yoga that she preaches at Church 444 is one of meeting people where they are, and helping them connect through creativity, movement, and mindfulness techniques. So unroll your mat, and take a deep breath with this week’s episode. Find Monika here: Instagram Church.444 https://church444.com/ Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
48:40
September 14, 2021
What Makes Your Heart Sing? with Jose Ucar
When was the last time you listened to yourself? Connected with your core self? Noticed patterns in your behavior… and did something about it? Communication and Public Speaking Coach Jose Ucar loves connecting with people. Better yet, he loves connecting people… with the best versions of themselves. He believes that every struggle is an opportunity to learn, be vulnerable, and shift your mindset. So what will it take for you to shift yours? Find Jose Here Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah  Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
45:26
September 06, 2021
Exploring The World’s Distorted View of Beauty with Katie Pezzutto
Do everything well. Your only option is excellence. Stomachs are meant to be flat. Perfection is the target. Perfection... is a completely unreachable goal. How did it come to this? Through her struggles with eating disorders and body dysmorphia, young author Katie Pezzutto transforms her self-image battles into supernatural fantasy page-turners in hopes of reaching out to others who are wrestling with society’s warped view of worth. So step off the scale, and step into self awareness with this week’s episode. Katie Pezzutto  Buy Katie’s book here: Salt Heart: A Supernatural Thriller Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca  Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
53:08
August 24, 2021
How Do You Define Success? With Ben Dua
“You have to find what your passion is, and what your happiness stems from, and then you go for it!” A sweet statement. But if you’re Doctor Ben Dua, you go for it again and again... and again... and one more time AGAIN. This now-successful physician applied for medical school not once, not twice, but four times. Do you have that kind of perseverance? Learn along the way, wear failures as badges of honor, and find happiness in the hurdles with this week’s episode.  Find Dr. Dua here Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah  Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
40:18
August 17, 2021
What You Do vs. Who You Are with Elisabeth Enzlin
A bright future, with a promising career as a concert pianist. A shattering accident. The overwhelming joy of an unexpected pregnancy. The sudden disappearance of first trimester symptoms. Teacher, musician, and theatre enthusiast Elisabeth Enzlin has decades of experience with The Plan. Because there’s always The Plan. But how often does it pan out? Find the beauty in the ashes of what was when what you’ve placed your identity on becomes unreachable. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on Instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
48:50
August 11, 2021
What’s your excuse? With Joe Perry
“If you want to test yourself, there’s an opportunity to do it.” Having completed 138 events over the past nine years, Joe Perry is the mud-spattered, face-painted Little Engine That Could of the world of Tough Mudders. Forget “I think I can”- this man’s motto is “I KNOW I can.” No clocks. No pressure. Just the simple thrill of discovering what exactly you’re capable of with a little help from your fellow mudders. So is it an obstacle? Or an opportunity? Read more about Joe here: https://toughmudder.com/blog/no-excuses/mudder-you-need-to-meet-joe-perry/ Want to try a Tough Mudder? Use discount code: BRAND22T3162 Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah  Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
41:06
August 02, 2021
Honoring Your Sexuality with Jessica Mowforth
Trigger Warning - Sexual Abuse  . . .  “There’s no such thing as female sex drive.”  “A woman’s sexuality is owned by her future spouse.”  “Self-pleasure is not to be discussed.”  Holistic intimacy and femininity coach Jessica Mowforth is self-described as curious over questioning, and is ready to turn these damaging statements inside out and top over bottom. Listen in as she tears apart the damaging effects of purity culture, explores the sacredness and potency of sexuality, and reveals how honouring your body and all it has to offer is the ultimate, absolute truest expression of self love.  Find Jessica here: Instagram Linktree Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: The State of Potentiality Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
56:54
July 27, 2021
We all have a responsibility to stand up for what we believe in - Douha Alwahidi
An immigrant to Canada, Douha shares her story of growing up as one of the few Arabs in her suburb community.She shares how she's deepened her faith and made it her own, and how she's been supporting the Palestine unrest even though she is miles away from her home country. Douha reminds us we all have a responsibility to stand up for what we believe in - and firstly, to know what we believe in.
37:01
July 22, 2021
What We've Learned so Far - Season 1 Wrap Up
Join Rebecca, Sarah and for the first time, producer Brad Reid as they discuss where the idea of the podcast came from and what they've learned so far.  From Rebecca realizing ten minutes in she wasn't a producer to Sarah finding her creativity in connecting with people again, you're sure to learn a thing or two about your hosts.  Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca  Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
14:29
July 14, 2021
I found the motivation to keep going - with Temple Swift
In today's interview we chat with a woman who built her first business before her tenth birthday. But her life came to a screaming halt when the mompreneur was diagnosed with cancer.   Tune in to hear Temple remind Sarah that we get to decide to never give up. Discover how she overcame obstacles in her businesses and ultimately, beat cancer.  Her story reminds us that failure doesn’t have to stop you - only you can do that. Find Temple here: http://www.templeswift.com/ Youtube Facebook Instagram Photo by:  Events with Evidence Photography - Jennifer Daniels Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
01:00:20
July 06, 2021
Do you actually believe what you say you believe? Caleb Peters
Join Sarah and friend Caleb as they discuss what healthy deconstruction of faith looks like. Also how much of his upbringing he still carries with him today. Caleb shares the responses of his community as he goes through this journey and shares tools that will help you maintain relationships with those who are deconstructing their faith.  Find Caleb here: @ thecalebpeters Listen to his podcast here: Exploring the Intangible  Resources: So You Want to Deconstruct Your Faith  Counselling and Life Coaching:  Work with Sarah  Find us on social media:  Rebecca  Sarah  Brad  www.stateofpotentiality.ca
55:23
June 24, 2021
Depressed and Unhealthy to Mental Health Advocate and Personal Trainer
A fly on the wall feel, join Rebecca and Jamie  as they discuss the ins and outs of mental health. Working out, setting boundaries, being vulnerable and more. Find Jamie here: @ theejaytee Books we discussed: How to Keep House While Drowning Daring Greatly by Brene Brown Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on social media: Rebecca  Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
39:03
June 07, 2021
Anna-Marie Sarah - Creativity is linked to Mental Health
Join Sarah and Anna-Marie as they talk about creativity and how it can be healing for those who struggle with mental health. Find Anna-Marie here: Empowering.creativity Resources we talked about: Unglued - Lysa Terkeurst Dr. Nicole Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
46:08
May 31, 2021
Sarah Evangeline - “I gave myself permission to feel."
Sarah and Rebecca discuss the danger of shoving down our feelings, statements like  ‘just smile’, ‘it’s not so bad, just keep moving forward’, and give tangible practical tools for navigating life with a healthy respect for emotions and what they are telling us. Resources: Processing Emotions Journal Prompts Feeling Words Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah  Connect with us on Instagram: Rebecca Sarah Brad  www.stateofpotentiality.ca
28:56
May 24, 2021
Greg Hetherington - Persistence Got Me Here
Greg Hetherington Originally from the small farming town of Thamesville, Greg has worked in local radio for more than 30 years. After a substantial career on the airwaves, Greg was given the opportunity to branch out and open up a new station in Wallaceburg, taking to the air in October of 2009. Greg is married to Kelly,who loves radio, loves meeting people, and is the backbone of this radio venture. Climb out of bed with the help of Greg Hetherington, up first at 5 AM. It’s a timeless, local tradition. Listen to Greg here. @ radiogregckxs @GregCKXS Books we discussed: Your Blue Flame Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on social media: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
51:24
May 17, 2021
Technology - How I Took Back Control
Sarah & Rebecca explore what happens when we are intentional with technology and decide to be in charge. Resources: Books To Hell with the Hustle - Jefferson Bethke The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry - John Mark Comer Podcasts 31 Thoughts The Making an Effort Podcast Fight Hustle End Hurry Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on social media: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
32:51
May 10, 2021
James Mac Neil "I'm Recovered"
James Mac Neil - “I’m Recovered” TW: substance abuse, sexual abuse, childhood trauma Born to teenage parents in 1968, James survived family turmoil, various levels of abuse and later the consequences of his own self inflicted chaos. As a result of a significant spiritual awakening in his mid twenties James embarked on a journey to find his place and role in a hurting world- today he and his wife Lee-Ann own and operate a groundbreaking death care service catering to every walk of life. Resources Canadian Addiction Services Canadian Family Violence Services. Recommended Reading Switch on Your Brain - Dr Caroline Leaf Subscribe to our podcast so you don’t miss an episode! Counselling and Life Coaching: Work with Sarah Find us on social media: Rebecca Sarah Brad www.stateofpotentiality.ca
38:52
May 03, 2021
State of Potentiality Trailer
At any moment your life could change drastically - a job loss, an unexpected pregnancy, the loss of a loved one - these things are not in your control. What is in your control, is how you let those experiences change you. The State of Potentiality Podcast explores what happens when we have to pivot. Grab a drink, pull up a chair and listen in as Sarah, a 2x college dropout, now a Counsellor and Life Coach, and Rebecca, a former Magazine Publisher who lost her business to postpartum depression, as we interview people who face adversity and continue to thrive. It is what is - what will you do with it?
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April 25, 2021