A personal growth + life transformation podcast where I'll tell stories and lessons from my own life, interview clients, other coaches, professionals, experts and thought leaders, all with lessons and stories of their own to help you transform your life!
There's so much amazing s**t to learn in this world. And the best part? You never know what is going to be the thing that rocks your world and absolutely changes your life!
You are my tribe, and it's time we start growing together!
You could say I've been saving this episode...I mean technically I recorded it a couple months ago. But, actually, with all the other content that I've been creating for you guys and all the amazing interviews that I've had the pleasure of getting, this is just where this interview landed in the schedule. And it's the PERFECT little kick in the butt going into the new year because in this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dan Holloway, or THE Dan Holloway as I've taken to calling him per his instagram handle. And this dude is about to drop some TRUTH bombs on you all. So whether you're listening to this right when it drops at the end of December and the end of 2018, or you're kicking off your 2019 with this episode, I gaurantee you if you implement some of what Dan discusses in this episode, your 2019 will be one of the most EPIC years of your personal and professional life! I'm so stoked for you all to hear everything he has to say! Enjoy!
We're switching things up in this podcast! No more once-a-week. We're kicking things up a notch, because so often some of the actionable and tangible steps that we cover in each and every interview can get buried in the conversation. And sometimes, we're just covering something that I want to elaborate on. So, starting this week, we're going to add a new episode each week. A solo episode where I can dig a little bit deeper into the topic to provide you with actionable tools that you can take and apply to your own life. So, in this episode, we're going to continue the conversation about affirmations. Today, I've got my 5 top tips for to create affirmations that work - create affirmations around a the specific paradigm/limiting belief that you most need to shift, create your own affirmations (don't simply adopt someone else's), use positive and present language, consider using passionate language that snaps you out of your old state, and consistently use your affirmations. Enjoy!
The first time I was introduced to affirmations + manifesting, I was probably like a lot of you. I thought they were complete and utter BULLS***. In today's episode, I'm sitting down with my friend Barbara Cameron, a renaissance woman of many passions and aspiring travel photographer, about how she's used intentional language and affirmations to manifest some incredible experiences in her own life, what so many of us do wrong when it comes to affirmations and ultimately the role that our language plays in shifting our mindset and our paradigms! I hope you enjoy it!
When you start moving toward something in your life, how fully have you committed to it? Are you all-in? Or do you still have a foot on the shore, wondering why your not sailing? In today's podcast, Kat Burns talks about what she called "ruthless intentionality", a phrase that I'm totally stealing in my future life. For her, it was all about taking responsibility and having some intention, ruthless intention, with the choices she makes. But you don't just declare something in your life. You create it. You have to have that same intention in the actions you take, the language you use, the awareness you have in your day to day life and in shifting your mindset. Ruthless intentionality is a lifestyle and one that transforms your life and the steps you start taking toward your achieving your goals.
Do you consider yourself to be a defensive person? I'd be willing to be that most people would probably answer "no" to this question, me being one of them. I consider myself to be a pretty open person, open to feedback, to growth, and so on. But am I, really? Are you? I had a moment the other day where I realized that I'm not. A person I trust made a comment that could have been valuable feedback for me. And my first instinct was to defend myself. I realized in reflecting on this situation that, even for the most open people, defensiveness is a natural and normal state. Even when we feel like we're being receptive to feedback, oftentimes we're not as open as we could be. In today's episode, I reflect on this situation, on the times when it's really easy to get constructive feedback and the times when it's not, the stages of defensiveness that we often find ourselves in, and ultimately, where we should all strive to be. Enjoy!
If there's anyone in my Remote Year Community that is as MUCH of a personal growth nerd as I am, it's this dude right here! And damn was this a fun conversation. About how personal growth taught him to love learning and empowered him to look at learning differently as an adult than he ever did as a kid, how knowledge is like Harry Potter, teaching him new spells and tools that can transform his life just like magic would, imposter syndrome and how it showed up for him, failure in entrepreneurship, whether or not you can actually outgrow personal growth...and all the nerdy references you could ever desire! Loved this convo and the lessons in it! I hope you enjoy it!
Also, shout out to my girl Kathleen for the epic-ness of this audio! It's so good!
The best part of doing a podcast is tapping into the genius of others and all they can teach you and this is another one of those moments when I'm so grateful that I kickstarted this podcast. In today's podcast, I am featuring a new friend and fellow Remote Year participant, Dr. Laura Gallaher. She is an organizational psychologist and the founder of Gallaher Edge, but more than the creds, she is an insightful badass and the hour I spent chatting with her truly is one my favorite interviews I've done so far. We talk defensiveness, emotional intelligence and how you can find your edge in work and in life by tapping into self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-accountability. There's so much knowledge to be shared here and I am so excited for you to here it! Enjoy!
Have you ever had an absolutely spectacular failure? Like it was the encapsulation of your dream and it crashed and burned so hard that you had trouble picking yourself back up? I thought I had to. That is until this past September. Today, I'm going to tell you about the most epic fail of my professional life. It was years in the making, and it failed miserably. I'm going to talk to you about some of what went through my head in the aftermath of that failure, what I did wrong, and some of the silver linings and lessons I learned from that failure. Because, cliche or not, failure is our biggest teacher. And the sooner you can pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again...the better.
Sometimes the biggest and best thing we can do for ourselves is give to set boundaries and to give ourselves permission to create our lives for ourselves and not for other people. To dig into that, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Barnard, a marketing consultant, career coach and, of course, a Remote Year Citizen, to talk about all things freedom. When she realized that her career at a marketing agency wasn't giving herself the freedom that she craved. So, she left her stable and secure marketing career to start her own business, travel the world, and step into the world of coaching. We talk all about how this process and this journey gave her freedom in her life and, ultimately, how she helps her clients create that freedom as well. Enjoy!
Get ready to be CALLED OUT!!! Because damn did I feel called out, too. Similar to a couple of weeks back when I shared that audio clip from an IGTV I did, I'm breaking podcasting law and switching to a piece of audio that isn't great, because the content is what is the most important part. So often, we fall victim to the FAST, EASY, CHEAP attitude of our culture. But, that shit doesn't work, especially for long-term effective results in our lives. We have to be willing to invest our TIME + MONEY, but so often we have excuses why we can't make those investments. And I mean EXCUSES, NOT REASONS. So, ask yourself, do you have reasons why you're not getting what you want in life, or are your EXCUSES holding you back? Because, if you let them, your excuses will make or break you.
I've been loving all these new friends I've been making on Instagram lately and, once again, that new connection turned into an AWESOME podcast interview! I'm so excited to have Krystal Anderson-Gosselin, aka @theunicorndilemma, as a guest on this week's podcast. We talk everything from discipline, boundaries to creative living, even for those of us that don't identify with the "creative" label, how to live more creatively and that helps us grow into who we were always meant to be.
What does success look like for you? Is it a tangible thing you've contributed to the world? Is it a feeling of fulfillment or personal meaning? Is it more about your relationships? Is it a combination of all these things? Or...maybe you're likely me and you don't know. I was inspired by reading the book , “In the Company of Women”, to touch on success and what it means. It's an intensely personal subject and I realized in this MINI-SODE that I don't have a crystal clear definition. Instead, I approach defining success in a different way and I wanted to share that with you.
We're back on track with the interviews and this was a fun one because I just met my new best friend! Nicole Hudson is a fellow participant in Remote Year and her story parallels mine in so many ways. I absolutely loved hearing her story and talking about some of the hesitations, questions, and decisions that she ultimately had to make that led her to pick up and leave a seemingly great life and career in New York City to find a life that felt like hers. Some of the tangible work she did, the reflection that she found herself doing and the ultimate realizations that she made might surprise you! I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
It's a double episode week because this has been a BIG week for Coach Ellyn and my coaching biz! This is the week that I launched my baby, my dream program, Life 101! And today, I'm going to tell you all about the cornerstones of this program, which I believe to be the 3 Things you NEED to succeed in your life and to create your dream life on your terms!
Today, I'm sitting down with 3 of my former clients - Gunther Oakey, corporate counsel and all around creative badass; Annie Jacobsen, insurance broker by day and mental health guru by, also day; and Jess Newfield, Remote Year program leader + community facilitator + impact design consultant extraordinaire! These 3 took time away from their R&R at our personal growth retreat this past weekend to clear up some of the questions that people often have about coaching - what it is, coaching vs. thereapy, if it's worth the investments, and the overarching benefits of coaching in their life!
Why do so many people set goals and then ultimately fail at achieving them? Well, I believe that there's a big reason for that and I believe that reason ultimately ties back to one specific thing. This week, I'm totally violating the rules of podcasting. It's like Podcast 101 that the quality of your audio is KING...but I'm taking a risk here, because I'm sharing some thing that might fall into the "shitty audio" category. I'm sharing with you a snippet of my fave IGTV that I've ever done called "Momentum is the Secret Sauce" because the content and the message in this WORTH taking that risk. I hope you enjoy it!
Sometimes we just don't show up as our best selves. We snap at our friends, or significant others. We freak out about bad WiFi and struggle to keep ourselves from drop kicking our laptop across the room. We overreact! It's normal, and it's even more so when things aren't going perfectly. Bottom line, it's easy to be a good person and the best version of ourselves when things are going right and much more difficult when things aren't. Today, I'm going to tell you about some of my recent experiences massively overreacting and not showing up at my best, and, ultimately, the things that have helped me work through those moments. Because, whether we want to admit it or not, sometimes we just need to CALM OUR TITS!
"There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back." In this episode, I talk all about how fitness and physical challenge has shown up in my life as a vehicle for challenge, change and transformation, with a little help from the wonderfully impactful essay "Iron & The Soul" by Henry Rollins, which has hugely impacted and resonated with me on my journey!
Today I'm sitting down with two new friends from Instagram, Jenny & Mike of Introvert Goat, a budding apparel company with a mission of empowering introverts! We're talking all things introversion, from how their experiences with being introverts inspired them to start their company, the difference between introversion and shyness, managing introversion in social situations and SO MUCH MORE! Download to listen to this amazing and fun conversation!
This is one of those episodes that probably won't be about what you think it is. It's not about my love for the Tacos, whom you heard from in the last episode. It's actually about the 4 people who will help me level up my physical and emotional game and the role that 1 of them has played in helping me handle my negative emotions.
Why are you traveling the world for a year? Seriously. What is with this digital nomad trend? Well, in today's episode, we're sitting down with my girls and my current roommates in Prague, Kathleen & Kaarina, and talking all the things travel and the role world travel has played in our lives, particularly from the perspective of growth, challenge and change! We are the TACOS!
Welcome to the FIRST episode of The Growth Tribe, a personal growth + life transformation podcast where you'll hear stories and lessons from my own life, interviews with clients and some of my biggest mentors and inspirations, fellow coaches and other every day people, all with lessons, stories and tips to help you transform your life! In this episode, we're gonna talk a little about my story and why I'm so passionate about personal growth!