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The COMO Factor

The COMO Factor

By The COMO Group
Do you struggle to accept, enact, or embrace change? If so, you've come to the right podcast.

True transformative change can feel overwhelming and often, unsustainable. Using The COMO Factor as your guide you will discover that you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible! Join Christine Strobush and Sonal Trivedi as they discuss real-life transformation stories, personal and professional.

Just as a caterpillar must go through a strenuous process to become a butterfly, we must also adapt and embrace change in order to transform our lives, our careers and our world.
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S4E5: "Write to Become" with Mary Adkins
Mary Adkins is a novelist and a book writing coach helping aspiring and established authors write through resistance and finish their books by finding a creative process that works for them and their lives. She is the creator of The Book Incubator and has published 3 books with HarperCollins. In this episode, COMO Factor co-hosts Christine Strobush and Sonal Trivedi sit down with Mary to discuss some of her personal and professional transformation stories. Learn more about Mary's work on her website  Connect with Mary on LinkedIn If you enjoy this podcast, consider leaving us a review and hitting the subscribe button on your favorite podcast platform. Connect with our community on LinkedIn Learn more about The COMO Group on our website
44:28
April 26, 2022
S4E4: "Share Your Story" with Moira Ni Ghallachoir
Moira Ni Ghallachoir is a writer, speaker, and mentor based in Donegal, Ireland. She is also a twice Best-selling Co-author of "Business Boost - Strategies, Tactics And Ideas To Boost Your Business And Your Bottom Line" and "Visibility - Success Stories from Elite Leaders Making An Impact From Stag." If you enjoy this podcast, consider leaving us a review and hitting the subscribe button on your favorite podcast platform. Connect with our community on LinkedIn Learn more about The COMO Group on our website
42:39
April 12, 2022
S4E3: "The Oldest Generation Z" with Cyprian Kimutai Limo
Cyprian Kimutai Limo is a multimedia journalist with an eye for bizarre but unique stories. Cyprian specializes in video content but is also skilled in article writing. He is based in Kenya.  In this episode of The COMO Factor podcast, Christine and Sonal learn about Cyprian's personal and professional transformation journey. Cyprian has great ambitions of creating compelling documentaries in the near future. Aside from work, Cyprian, is an avid sports and music connoisseur but at times will spend hours binging on Netflix. Connect with Cyprian on LinkedIn Connect with The COMO Group on LinkedIn
44:55
March 29, 2022
S4E2: "Blind Faith" with Benjamin Bressington
Benjamin Bressington is an Australian Social Engineer & "People Hacker" who uses A.I. to hack influence & persuasion. In this episode of The COMO Factor, Christine and Sonal learn all about Benjamin's life transformations - both personal and professional. For our listeners, Benjamin shares tips on how to connect with people faster and identify thoughts patterns which influence our behavior. For daily inspiration and updates, connect with us on LinkedIn
33:29
March 01, 2022
S4E1: New Beginnings & The Vision for 2022
We are back for another season of The COMO Factor podcast. In the coming weeks, we will be interviewing more guests, but to kick off the season Christine and Sonal sit down for a chat. The COMO promise partners share their "Word of the Year" and updates with The COMO Group. Connect with us on LinkedIn
39:33
February 14, 2022
S3E11: Recap of Season 3 of The COMO Factor
We want to thank all of our amazing guests from this season. We sincerely appreciate your time, your insight, and your stories. And to our listeners, thank you for your support and kind reviews. May 2022 come with many blessings and meaningful change. We will be back for Season 4 soon. Guest List, by order of episode: Kate Visconti, Patrick Verdonk, Thomas Massaquoi, Bobby King, Raj Natarajan, Kristin Burke, Alan Lazaros, Jaime Ellis, Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy, Scott Smith. Connect with us on LinkedIn Learn more about The COMO Group online
51:18
February 01, 2022
S3E10: "Imperfection of Humanity" with Scott Smith
Scott Smith is a serial entrepreneur and a wonderful storyteller. In this episode of The COMO Factor podcast, Christine and Sonal have the pleasure of listening to some of Scott's most influential and transformational experiences.  Like and Subscribe on your preferred podcast platform to keep up with our episode releases. Follow us on LinkedIn @thecomogroup Learn more about The COMO Group at www.thecomofactor.com Need a new read? Check out The F Place, written by Christine Strobush and Sonal Trivedi, now available on Amazon.
41:26
January 04, 2022
S3E9: "Permission for Happiness" with Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy
Dr. Tarryn MacCarthy is an Orthodontist, Author, and Happiness Coach based in Maine. She is also the host of The Business of Happiness, a podcast helping people discover their purpose and live happier lives. In this episode of The COMO Factor, Christine and Sonal learn about Tarryn's personal and professional transformations. From her experiences as a mother to starting a business, Tarryn has insightful wisdom to share with everyone. Check out Tarryn's podcast The Business of Happiness To stay up to date with The COMO Factor & The COMO Group: Connect with us on LinkedIn Bookmark our Website at www.thecomofactor.com
57:06
December 22, 2021
S3E8: "You Already Know" with Jaime Ellis
Jaime Ellis is a Certified Professional Coach and Communications Strategist based in New York City. She is also the author of her upcoming book, which is set to release in 2022. In this episode of The COMO Factor, Sonal and Christine resonate with Jaime's personal and professional transformation stories, and guarantee you will too.  Jaime's Website Jaime Ellis on LinkedIn To stay up to date with The COMO Factor & The COMO Group: Connect with us on LinkedIn Bookmark our Website at www.thecomofactor.com
40:30
December 10, 2021
S3E7: "Optimizing for Fulfillment" with Alan Lazaros
Alan is the Founder & Host of Next Level University, a Global Top 100 Self-Improvement podcast with more than 770 episodes reaching over half a million people in more than 100 countries. His mission is to help others maximize their potential and design lives - and businesses - they love on their own terms. Alan's Podcast: Next Level University Next Level University online Thanks for listening to The COMO Factor, a podcast about personal & professional transformation stories. Join our community on LinkedIn
37:13
December 02, 2021
S3E6: "Learning to Trust Yourself" with Kristin Burke
In this episode of The COMO Factor podcast, Christine and Sonal sit down for an energetic and powerful interview with Kristin Burke, a Goal Achievement Coach based in California. Kristin shares a personal transformation story about her experience of becoming a mother and dives into her journey of becoming a professional coach. She is also the host of the podcast Elite Achievement with Kristin Burke. Kristin's coaching site. Elite Achievement podcast Join our community at The COMO Group on LinkedIn
29:39
November 16, 2021
S3E5 - "A Blessing in Disguise" with Raj Natarajan
Happy Diwali! Raj Natarajan is The COMO Group's Director of Project Management. In this one-of-a-kind interview, Christine and Sonal sit down with Raj to discuss his personal and professional transformation journeys and talk about the science and skill of great project management. Connect with Raj on LinkedIn For show updates and more information about The COMO Group, check out our website or connect with us on LinkedIn
49:41
November 04, 2021
S3E4 - "A Great Follower is Always a Better Leader" with Bobby King
Bobby King is a Multi-Disciplinary Creative who is a Husband, Father, and Entrepreneur. He is a Business Owner who believes in telling the right stories, because storytelling is the most effective form of communicating. He is a "sneakerhead" who currently resides in Fort Worth, TX and the Owner of the Hashtag Group Inc. Tune in to listen to a truly unique interview with The COMO Group's very own Director of Media, Bobby King.
50:47
October 26, 2021
S3E3: "The Miseducation of Thomas Massaquoi"
Tune in for an interview with visual artist, author and activist Thomas Massaquoi. Christine and Sonal ask Thomas about his writings and work, and he shares transformation stories about setting intentions, living authentically and even a deeply personal story about a near-death experience.  Read more about The COMO Factor Podcast online at www.thecomofactor.com  Follow along on Social Media @thecomogroup
45:36
October 12, 2021
S3E2: "Meaningful Change Starts with Yourself" with Patrick Verdonk
Patrick Verdonk is a consultant, facilitator, and transformation specialist in Madrid, Spain. In this episode of The COMO Factor Podcast, co-hosts Christine and Sonal sit down for a chat with Patrick about what transformation means to him - both professionally and personally.  Find Patrick on LinkedIn Follow The COMO Group on Facebook and LinkedIn or read more information at www.thecomofactor.com This episode is sponsored by The F Place, a business thriller novel, now available on Amazon
41:03
September 21, 2021
S3E1: Kate Visconti, CEO & Founder of Five to Flow
Kicking off another season of The COMO Factor podcast, with our dear friend Kate! For the past decade, Kate Visconti has built and managed global businesses and strategy for some of the world's most respected brands. She's a leader, a founder, and a seriously funny comic. In this episode of The COMO Factor, we sit down with Kate for a certified one-of-a-kind interview.  Check out Kate's global collective Five to Flow For more about The COMO Group check us out at thecomofactor.com The F Place is now available online at TheFPlace.com & at most book retailers.
56:45
August 31, 2021
S2E10: "Breaking Barriers" with Ashok Shah
In our final episode of Season 2, The COMO Factor co-hosts - Sonal Trivedi & Christine Strobush - interview Ashok Shah. A business leader and author, Ashok is a dynamic and insightful individual who shares his stories of personal and professional transformation.   Check out Ashok's books titled Achieving Lifetime Employability and The Emergence of the ME Enterprise on Amazon. Follow The Como Group on Facebook & LinkedIn @thecomogroup
56:27
June 29, 2021
S2E9: "F is for..." an interview with Kimberly Church
Tune in to hear The COMO Factor co-hosts Christine Strobush & Sonal Trivedi interview educator and advocate Kimberly Church. They talk about the pandemic's effects on the education sector, having a world leader visit her Spanish class, and Kimberly's personal transformation. Follow us on Social Media: Facebook - @thecomogroup LinkedIn - @thecomogroup
55:02
June 15, 2021
S2E8: The Best of The COMO Factor Podcast - Happy Birthday COMO!
To celebrate 1,000 plays AND The COMO Group's first year of business anniversary, please enjoy this compilation episode. We've put together some of our favorite quotes and moments from every podcast episode of The COMO Factor thus far.  This episode is supported by proceeds of The F Place, a new transformation thriller novel written by Sonal Trivedi & Christine Strobush. Purchase your copy today, available on Amazon Give us a shout out on social media and let us know what episode is your favorite so far. Or, tell us Happy Birthday if you'd like! @thecomogroup www.thecomofactor.com
48:10
June 04, 2021
S2E7: "Don't Doubt Yourself" with Dennis Sims
You won't want to miss this bona fide conversation with Dennis Sims! Christine & Sonal sit down with this one-of-a-kind, authentic leader to uncover how he truly transformed while overcoming societal challenges to be the successful man that he is today and that, no matter the obstacles, we can all can all tap into our inner voices and realign our lives to be the best version of ourselves. Follow us on Social Media:  @thecomogroup
51:47
May 11, 2021
S2E6: "Entrepreneurship Lessons - Fail Forward and Keep on Swinging!"
In this episode of Millennial Leadership, a miniseries from the creators of The COMO Factor podcast, co-hosts Kim & Jacob share lessons and failures from their one-of-a-kind entrepreneurial experiences. Tune in for inspiration, reflection, and honest storytelling.  Read this episode's show notes here. Check out The COMO Group's co-founders' new book The F Place at www.thefplace.com Follow The COMO Group on Social Media: LinkedIn Facebook To learn more about The COMO Group, visit our website.
46:50
April 21, 2021
S2E5: "Entry to Entrepreneurship"
Continuing on with their Millennial Leadership series, Kim and Jacob share their stories and beginnings on their journey into entrepreneurship. Hang around until the end for an exclusive Q&A with The COMO Group Co-Founders and Co-Authors of The F Place, Christine Strobush & Sonal Trivedi. Read this episode's show notes here. Check out The COMO Group's co-founders' new book The F Place at www.thefplace.com Follow us on Social Media @TheCOMOGroup Learn more about The COMO Group at www.thecomofactor.com
52:40
April 06, 2021
S2E4: "Defining Values & Handling Criticism in First Post-Grad Jobs"
Picking back up where they left off, Millennial Leadership co-hosts Kim Chamiok and Jacob Guidry share stories about their first jobs out of college. The pair explain the positives and negatives that came with their first steps after graduation, as well as offer perspectives on defining personal values and handling criticism from others'.  Read this episode's show notes here. Follow The COMO Group on social media: Facebook  LinkedIn  Check out The COMO Group's co-founders' new book The F Place at www.thefplace.com
01:07:46
March 25, 2021
S2E3: Introducing Millennial Leadership Series - "Let's Talk About College"
In a brand new miniseries called Millennial Leadership, Co-Hosts Jacob and Kim dive into the experiences that led them to The COMO Group. From childhood to choosing college majors, this episode covers a lot of ground. The focus of this episode is College. Kim and Jacob jump back in time to share experiences of their first year as university students, choosing majors of study, and balancing lifestyle choices in the process. Read this episode's show notes here. Follow The COMO Group on social media: Facebook  LinkedIn  Check out The COMO Group's co-founders' new book The F Place at www.thefplace.com
01:08:24
March 09, 2021
S2E2: Setting Your Vision
Today’s episode is a discussion about having a vision for your life, a topic that we've personally been wanting to share with our listeners for awhile. All of us at some point in our lives, have all asked or will ask ourselves these important questions, “Why are we here? Who am I? What do I care about? Where do we see ourselves in life?”  We all are here with a specific purpose but what helps us move and direct our purpose is a vision. Tune in to hear The COMO Group team members share their perspectives on how to set a vision and why it's so important. Follow us on Social Media - Facebook: @thecomogroup LinkedIn: @thecomogroup Read more on our blog at www.thecomofactor.com Read this episode's show notes here.
35:11
February 09, 2021
S2E1: Closing the Chapter of 2020
The COMO Factor podcast is BACK for another season! In this episode Christine and Sonal share lessons and experiences from 2020. As they close that chapter, they look forward to a new year of learning, growing, and transformation.  Read this episode's show notes here.
41:25
January 26, 2021
S1E10: "Black Sheep in the Limelight" with Jacob Guidry
In this episode, we sit down for a deep and intimate story about personal transformation with Jacob Guidry - The COMO Group's Creative Director. Jacob is also a teacher, a community organizer, and professional artist. His work can be found on his personal account here. Read this episode's show notes here. Follow us on Social Media! Facebook @thecomogroup LinkedIn @thecomogroup
45:49
November 10, 2020
S1E9: Layoff to Launch Pt. 6 - The Launch
In this final episode of the miniseries, we discuss what it feels like to go from layoff to launch in 25 days and recap on how you can launch your own business in just 25 days just as we did! Tune in, because we're going to share with you what it was like to put all our values together and live them to finally launch our company, The COMO Group. Read this episode's show notes here. Keep up with us on social media! Facebook LinkedIn
31:53
November 03, 2020
S1E8: Layoff to Launch Pt. 5 - From Ordinary to One-of-a-Kind
This week we are continuing where we left off in the mini-series, Layoff to Launch, which deals with our experience going from being laid off to launching our own business. In our last episode, we discussed the importance of having a Meaningful Mindset. Today, we will talk about embracing our One-Of-A-Kind selves. This applies to individuals as well as business organizations. After all, each of every one of us were created with unique gifts, talents, passions, and capabilities. It's about time we share them! Read this episode's show notes here. Follow us on Social Media!  Instagram: @thecomofactor Facebook:  @thecomogroup
31:00
October 27, 2020
S1E7: Layoff to Launch Pt. 4 - From a Meaningless to Meaningful Mindset
We are continuing where we left off in the mini-series that deals with our experience going from being laid off to launching our own business. We're now in week 3 following our lay off.  When we last talked to you, we had shared with you that we had found clarity of vision for our business.  We then took ownership of creating our business plan and began to execute it. Read this episode's show notes here.
23:06
October 13, 2020
S1E6: Layoff to Launch Pt. 3 - From Overwhelm to Ownership
For those of you that are new to our podcast, this week we are continuing where we left off in the mini-series, Layoff to Launch. "From Overwhelm to Ownership" picks the story up in the second week following our lay off.  At this point we had clarity that we wanted to start our own business and had even gone so far as to delineate our vision. Bonus: Christine shares a riddle! Subscribe to The COMO Factor Podcast - Available on all major platforms Follow us on LinkedIn Read this episode's show notes here.
24:22
October 06, 2020
S1E5: Layoff to Launch Pt. 2 - From Chaos to Clarity
The miniseries continues! In this episode, we follow Christine and Sonal as they share their experiences from the day they were both laid off from the same company. With openness and vulnerability, they lay bare their fears and anxieties that came from the aftermath of COVID-19. Out of the smoke and haze of a mass layoff, the promise partners joined forces - and minds - to create The COMO Group. "From Chaos to Clarity" is a journey through Sonal and Christine's incredible personal transformations, together, as they push full steam towards their new professional freedom. Follow us on Social Media @thecomogroup Read the show notes here.
24:17
September 29, 2020
S1E4: Layoff to Launch Pt. 1 - The Layoff
Our first miniseries! Our listeners asked, and we answered. Introducing: Part 1 of a six-part miniseries called "Layoff to Launch." This miniseries is all about Sonal and Christine's culmination with the company they were loyal to and worked hard for, and how they picked themselves up and launched a business. In this episode, they get raw and real and share their Transformation story of going from Layoff to launch in 25 days. Read the show notes here. Follow us on social media @thecomogroup
27:32
September 22, 2020
S1E3: Tripping Through Life with Mark Algar
Christine and Sonal sit down for an enlightening conversation with fine artist Mark Algar.  Tune in to hear why Mark says a book about his life would be titled, Tripping Through Life. Read this episode's show notes here. You can find Mark's portfolio on his website here. To stay updated, follow us on Social Media @thecomogroup
36:01
September 08, 2020
S1E2: A Reason to Smile with Dr. Suzie Bergman
Listen along as co-founders, Christine Strobush and Sonal Trivedi, discuss personal and professional transformation with Dr. Suzie Bergman, DDS.  Read this episode's show notes here. For more information about The COMO Group and The COMO Factor, please visit our website: here. Follow Us on Social Media: Instagram @thecomofactor Facebook & LinkedIn @thecomogroup
32:07
August 25, 2020
S1E1: Promise Partners
Join the Promise Partners as they talk about their empowering journey of finding, creating, and embracing The COMO Factor.  In this conversation podcast, COMO Creative Director Jacob Guidry dives deep to understand and discover how this dynamic duo has lived through their own personal and professional transformation. Visit this episode's Show Notes here.
01:09:19
August 11, 2020