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By Rachael O'Meara || The Pausecast

The Pausecast is a podcast series to support you to rise to your next level of leadership using the insights and tools of Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, Mindfulness, Human Potential, Psychology, Existentialism, and Personal Development. Get tips & expert guests known for cutting edge work as you develop your BEING in service to your LEADING. Rachael O’Meara, MBA, MA, ACC is an exec leadership coach, TEDx speaker and Author of Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break and Pause The Journal: How to Intentionally Write to Create Your Dreams.
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Ep. 52 How to Self Soothe in < 5 Minutes a Day - for leaders

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Ep. 69 How to max your attitude of gratitude as an executive
Ep. 69 How to max your attitude of gratitude as an executive
Did you know that you are 50% more productive when you practice gratitude at work? Or, that if you're grateful for 3 minutes per day, after 14 days you will feel gratitude easier, deeper, and have more joy? In this episode 69 of the Pausecast... Why gratitude matters at work - even beyond the holidays. Stats around benefits of gratitude Daily gratitude practices you can create during this time of year. How staying grateful helps us thrive. Create your own gratitude pause plan you can implement immediately You can learn more about gratitude and how to keep cultivating it my Masterclass Tuesday, Dec 6th at 5pm EST called, "Uncover the Wonder this Holiday without it feeling like a to do" - register at pages.rachaelomeara.com/holidaymasterclass
29:43
November 22, 2022
Ep 68: How quiet quitting is the worst thing you can do for your career
Ep 68: How quiet quitting is the worst thing you can do for your career
In this episode No. 68 of the Pausecast... - Learn why quiet quitting is such a hot buzzy topic and the synonyms for it. - What quiet quitting has to do with being ambivalent, and what it really means - Why quiet quitting is not a good idea no matter how stressed you may feel & the evidence behind it - How mastering your emotional intelligence (EQ) can help you avoid the feelings of overwhelm altogether - Rate yourself how much you are showing up fully and what it says about you - What red flags exist if you're thinking about this - What to try instead of quiet quitting - What Snackwells(TM) has to do with quiet quitting NPR Article referenced: https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2022/09/13/1122059402/the-economics-behind-quiet-quitting-and-what-we-should-call-it-instead  Learn more at www.rachaelomeara.com and subscribe to The Pausecast on your favorite platform here: https://anchor.fm/thepausecast
16:36
November 15, 2022
Ep. 67: 3 hacks for women leaders to stop feeling overwhelmed to firing on all cylinders again
Ep. 67: 3 hacks for women leaders to stop feeling overwhelmed to firing on all cylinders again
How to you go from feeling overwhelmed by work, life or even the nightly news, to firing on all cylinders again? In this Ep. 67, we will cover the 3 essential skills in order to make this happen: Learn and apply your new physical, mental and emotional skills necessary to stay out of overwhelm. Have a vision for yourself to get there. Get the support to carry you though - because no one can do it alone. Spoiler Alert: Without ALL 3 of these things, it just doesn’t happen or stick.
19:42
November 08, 2022
Ep. 66: Create Your Peak Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha
Ep. 66: Create Your Peak Mind with Dr. Amishi Jha
In this episode 66 of The Pausecast...meet Dr. Amishi Jha neuroscientist, author, and U. of Miami Professor who shares what she is discovering through her neuro research lab in high performing and high stressed groups. Note: This Pausecast episode originally aired before her book came out, but is still highly relevant in the field of mindfulness and training our brain. It's one of my favorites and I'm excited to share it again! We discuss: Have we hit a mindfulness tipping point? What we're learning about mindfulness and the guidance behind training our minds. What brain training games are training and what they help us get good at (and what they miss). How generalized mindfulness training works. How mindfulness training & tools are helping the pre-deployed military do jobs better and the magic number we found in this research. What the heck is MBAT? Dr. Amishi's favorite ways to pause. Why a Pause Pledge is important About Dr. Jha Dr. Amishi Jha, PhD is Director of Contemplative Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to her current post, she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her B.S in Biological Psychology from the University of Michigan, her Ph.D in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of California–Davis, and her post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. Learn more at: https://amishi.com/  Amishi's TED Talk Taming Your Wandering Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2JBnql8lc  About Rachael O'Meara Rachael is an Executive Leadership Coach and author who helps her fellow humans at every level of leadership to amplify their impact, plan for success and press pause if burnout or overwhelm are looming.
31:56
November 01, 2022
Ep. 65: How to manage stress effectively as a corporate executive
Ep. 65: How to manage stress effectively as a corporate executive
What Stress? :X Stress is caused by overthinking and sitting on too much fear, anger, sadness or hurt.  When we don’t allow these to be expressed, we end up feeling stressed out and turn to our devices (literally) to numb out, avoid vs. dealing in and addressing what’s underneath the stress and our relationship to those emotions.  In Ep 65, we will learn more about - What causes stress - How to mitigate stress and what's really the root cause of it - What our physical body has to do with - or help - with stress. - Incorporating a few daily pauses or integrating your doing with your being as I like to say, here's a few to try: Pause: Intentionally shift your behavior and do something else. This can be anything that serves you in the moment - e.g. leave the room, move your body, journal, connecting with someone and sharing. Do some breathing exercises. Take 10 breaths, counting to 4 on the inhale though the nose, and 7 on the exhale slower and through the mouth. Write it out. ...Journaling can be a power tool when it comes to processing stress ....and so much more! Even if you try one of these "experiments" you are well on your way to shifting out of this pattern of stress, and into feeling more calm, relaxed, confident and ready for whatever comes next.  Trust me - I burned out of Google, and I had no clue how to de-stress at that time, and yet now I teach others how to do exactly that..well before burnout! Even if that seems impossible now, know that it is possible using these techniques and what I can support you with using my EQ Mastery method that will help you get to your next level of leading - whether it's leading yourself through stressful times, or others and coming out the other side. If you're ready for support to de-stress, this is where I come in.  Message me "de-stress" and I"ll share some tools for you to try - there is so much support here for you - from classes to coaching to tools - you decide what's best! Here's to walking out of overwhelm...together! Rachael PS You can check out the visual version of this Pausecast on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/f2i9WPLYp6E 
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October 25, 2022
Ep 64: What do I do when I'm frustrated with my manager?
Ep 64: What do I do when I'm frustrated with my manager?
Anger is one of the primary emotions we can often feel and it shows up as frustration, reactivity, resistance, or passive aggressive behavior.   So, what if this happens when we're at work?! In Ep. 64, we discuss... The #1 thing to do when you notice signs of frustration.  How to move the relationship forward or in a helpful way even if you are not happy with things. The cost of reacting and being passive agressive.  The additional steps to take when you are frustrated at work - with managers, colleagues, or anyone else. How to create the intention to do something about it and what happens when / if you don't. How to remain calm and how to approach your manager next.  How to allow time and space for a constructive response.  How to trust in your ability to resolve conflict using key leadership skills including intention, truth and vulnerability and why these are so helpful. If you want support knowing how to master your EQ or emotions at work, this is where I come in.  After burning out at Google myself, I learned the hard way. It's not what you think. Message me for more info on next steps, I got you! Rachael
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October 18, 2022
Ep 63: The difference between a corporate leader vs a corporate manager - which are you?
Ep 63: The difference between a corporate leader vs a corporate manager - which are you?
Which one are you - a leader who leads, or a leader who manages? In Ep 63... - learn what the key differences are between leadership vs. managing - what tendencies/traits to leaders have vs managers - how to move into more leadership vs stay in manager mode...and why we need both. If you want help to move to rise to your next level of leadership and master your EQ so you can have more impact, confidence and authority as a leader in corporate, this is for you. Message me what you think  - I am so interested to hear what resonates for you. Learn more at www.rachaelomeara.com/course2022 for more help and support in service to rising to your next level of leadership....without the overwhelm! Here's to you walking the path of stepping into your next level of leadership...together! Rachael
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October 11, 2022
Ep 62: How executive woman leaders can feel more fulfilled
Ep 62: How executive woman leaders can feel more fulfilled
As a high performing corporate woman leader in your work and impact, are you aware of how to feel more fulfilled at work, regardless of… What your top priorities of the day are What project or deadlines on your plate Or in the face of a specific challenge - whether it’s a co-worker, a boss, or teammate? I know what you’re thinking… Feeling fulfilled can seem mushy and soft, not productive, or that you're too emotional. However, what if instead of having those judgements, you actually did feel fulfilled and calm, no matter what your daily agenda held? In business, women are taught (historically) to Not bring our emotions to work - dismissing what’s going on all the time or avoiding dealing with difficult conversations, people, or challenges. To ‘stick to the numbers’ and get the job done Work hard, long hours to prove ourselves While these ways got you to where you are today, what will get you to your next level of leadership - operating from a core foundation of feeling more clear, relaxed and confident - isn’t this. It’s an ok place to be, but honestly there is sooo much more waiting for you. 👉 > You start showing up feeling confident and fired up because you’ve learned how to master your EQ and plug into your deeper desires that can fuel you, instead of burn you out or leave you in overwhelm! That means: Feeling good about work again and living on your terms. Being authentic and not being afraid to say no. Not having judg-y or critic mind thoughts that zap your confidence. Have a listen, and decide for yourself. What can you do to show up in service and self-compassionately to your inner leader, who feeds that outer leader? As I discuss in this episode, check out my upcoming 15 week Executive Leadership Accelerator course for women leaders....www.rachaelomeara.com/course2022 > We start this month - message me for more info to learn more!
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October 04, 2022
Ep 61: What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate?
Ep 61: What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate?
What does it mean to master your EQ as a woman in corporate?  EVERYTHING! 😎  Seriously though, I break this down into 3 things:  1) Get a seat at the table, seen and heard - hold yourself with more presence and confidence. that is infectious and contagious.  2) like you have a treasure map or secret hidden superpower - you can read the room, you can sense who holds the anxiety, you can notice how you are doing - and respond accordingly  3) improve all the skills that make you a better leader - better listener, better attuned to others, able to build better trust and rapport Have a listen and let me know what you are most excited to start with - we all start somewhere when it comes to mastering your emotional intelligence! It may as well be where you spend most of your time and support you to show up in ways you truly want to.
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September 27, 2022
Ep 60: Why Surrender Matters as a Corporate Leader
Ep 60: Why Surrender Matters as a Corporate Leader
When you feel stuck, what are your coping strategies to get unstuck as fast as possible, and move forward? It’s easy to get caught up in accepting ‘stuckness’ as “just the way it is” And then cope from there, but it doesn't have to be this way. You spend way to much criticizing yourself saying things like, “Why do I suck at this?” or something equally non-productive. You stop spending time on your favorite hobbies like going to the farmer’s market or painting because you decided “you don’t have time” You compare yourself to others, instead of celebrating the moves you made from a year ago. Learn how the power of surrender can serve you as a leader in corporate so you can access your intuition more and free up some mental space to stay focused and calm to make the kind of impact you want. Join Rachael for 2 minutes of breathwork practice using the mantra, "I surrender" What do you think of bringing the concept of surrender into work? Have you tried it? What happened?
17:44
September 20, 2022
Ep. 59: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Whole Brain Living
Ep. 59: Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and Whole Brain Living
In this episode 59 of The Pausecast... Meet Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Author of Whole Brain Living and Stroke of Insight How Pausing is essential to Whole Brain Living Meet the 4 main characters of the brain How to use the Brain Huddle exercise to get out of trigger moments and live more from the whole brain Meet Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor Dr. Jill is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (published in 2008 by Viking Penguin), which is still often the #1 book about STROKE sold in the Amazon marketplace. In addition, her second book WHOLE BRAIN LIVING: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life was published in May of 2021 by Hay House and is now readily available. In 2008, Dr. Jill gave a presentation about her experience with stroke at the TED Conference in Monterey, CA, which was the first TED talk to ever go viral through the internet. TED and Dr. Jill became world-famous instantaneously and that TED talk has now been viewed well over 27.5 million times. This 18-minute presentation catapulted Dr. Jill into the public eye, and within six weeks of presenting that TED talk, she was chosen as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, she was the premiere guest on Oprah’s Soul Series webcast, and her book My Stroke of Insight became a New York Times bestseller and remained on the list for 63 weeks. For more info including her latest book, visit: https://www.drjilltaylor.com/  About Rachael O'Meara Rachael is an Executive Leadership Coach and author who helps her fellow humans at every level of leadership to amplify their impact, plan for success and press pause if burnout or overwhelm are looming. I wrote the book Pause and shared it and my own experience of burnout on the TEDx stage - to help other high-achieving and dedicated individuals learn the tools and strategies that have helped me step off the hamster wheel - for good.  My goal is always to help my clients feel more empowered, calm, and confident so they can reclaim their lives, have more fun, and do what they came here to do. If your life is already high velocity, you can still find the tools to sustain that pace and soar even higher; but do so with focus and a firm grasp on your wellbeing. As a six time rowing National Champion who has lived in every time zone and pushed herself to the limit, I know what it feels like to have your eyes on the prize and to give every shred of your energy to your dreams.  I also know and live by the idea that you create the space that serves you and in which your truth comes alive.  What space, truth and reality do you want to create together? Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romeara/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause The gram: www.instagram.com/rachael_omeara Get my free guidebook: 3 Keys to Turn Burnout into Thriving at work: pages.rachaelomeara.com/guidebook 
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September 13, 2022
Ep 58: Next Top Things To Love About Being an EQ Leader
Ep 58: Next Top Things To Love About Being an EQ Leader
Join me for this part 2 of my series called, "Top Things to Love about Being a High EQ Leader" In Ep. 58, we explore the next top 10 things below as listed, and go into each one just a bit. Why should we love these things as a high EQ leader? Being a high EQ leader means you're the best of the best - you are a master influencer, orchestrator, and compelling human others naturally follow and want to be around. When we get these things and hold them as important skills on our leadership journey - they can help us feel so much more clear and motivated, every step of the way. So here's part 2 - and the 10 for today - which ones do you most resonate with or want to work on? Which ones are you doing sufficient in? Vulnerability is a strength of leading. As a leader, set aside time for thinking. It's as important than anything else or more. Confident leaders make decisions and stick to them because they are in touch with their emotional side and their cognitive side. If you don't know how you feel, you are less likely to make confident decisions because you'll be waffling back and forth. The key is to be clear with what you want first so that the decision makes sense and you can clearly and effectively communicate it to others. Asking others how they feel about something is as important as giving them guidance through what you think is best. Leadership is a privilege. Knowing that others are following you is an honor and treated as such. Do not take advantage of those who are working hard to get things done. Think your team and those who work for you. Thank them more than once, and thank them when they've done exceptional work. There should never be someone who said my boss never thanked me for a job well done. When it was. Truly listening and being present is a skill and effective leaders have this and do it well. You can have fun and Lead effectively. A common myth is that you need to be serious and not joke around and that won't work. You can be a heart faced and mind had based leader! That means you check in with how you feel about things and that you're in alignment first before you actually Act.
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September 06, 2022
Ep 57: Top 10 Things To Love about Being a High EQ Leader - Part 1
Ep 57: Top 10 Things To Love about Being a High EQ Leader - Part 1
Join me for this part 1 of my series called, "Top Things to Love about Being a High EQ Leader" In Ep. 57, we explore the top things below as listed, and go into each one just a bit. Why should we love these things as a high EQ leader? Being a high EQ leader means you're the best of the best - you are a master influencer, orchestrator, and compelling human others naturally follow and want to be around. When we get these things and hold them as important skills on our leadership journey - they can help us feel so much more clear and motivated, every step of the way. So here's part 1 - and the 10 for today: Leadership is an inside job.. You know the definition of leadership is the ability to influence. If I'm not aware of what I want and need then no one else will be aware of what I want and need. I don't need a title, I can leave my life in any way I choose and it doesn't matter what my title is. I am not defined by work as my title or my job. Leadership means being in authority and not in superiority. Meeting people where they're at and seeing them in mutuality. Team Dynamics is part of leadership, and the ability to read the room. To do this, I need to be aware of how I'm feeling and if there's tension who is holding the anxiety and who's holding what role in the room. The right hand man literally sits to the leader in the right-hand seat. First followers are as important as the leader. If you don't have a first follower, it's much more difficult to get anyone else behind your ideas. So work with people to follow you and influence them to do so. Which one do you relate to the most?  Which one feels the most daunting, or like a gap for you? Leave me a message, I'd love to hear! Next week we'll continue with the list, but for now just think about these 10 things and how you are doing in each one - they are not small potatoes but big skills to master!
15:37
August 30, 2022
 Ep 56: How to Have a Fulfilling Life as a Corporate Leader
Ep 56: How to Have a Fulfilling Life as a Corporate Leader
How do you identify what you need and want..as not only a corporate leader, but as a PERSON? And..how can you tell the difference between what you WANT, and what you NEED?  I have a fun experiment for you to try about this...check out this episode, and see what you can come up with. Answer the poll below too - how would you rate yourself when it comes to knowing what you want and need...it's actually a pretty advanced skill to want ANYTHING your heart desires, and claim it. So many of us think that it's "not ok" to want more money, or our dream partner, or a private chef...yet, if you want it, what's wrong with owning that?  It works the same way in the corporate world my friends. Let's get to the bottom of knowing what you want and need, so you can feel more fulfilled as you claim it for yourself, notice what beliefs come up against you claiming or thinking about these things, and then being ok with that! As a corporate leader, if you aren't equipped to know what you need (e.g. a day off) and want (e.g. to not have emails to answer after 7pm), you will not feel as fulfilled, fall short on what you're capable of, and not set the example that you can to inspire yourself, and others around you. This podcast episode was inspired by my Wright performative learning assignment, Wants and Needs and my post about it when I was "in it"! - Read that article here:  https://medium.com/@romeara1/-bc4dcfb6f836
12:56
August 23, 2022
Ep 55: How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things
Ep 55: How to Ask Your Boss for Time to Learn New Things
Follow this six-step plan to get the support and resources you need. After my book Pause and learning from my own experience of figuring out how to take time off for my own growth, I’ve come up with a six-step plan for how to negotiate for personal development.  Identify how you want to learn and grow. If you don’t yet have a clear picture of what you want to develop, spend time honing in on exactly what you need. Do you want to build your emotional intelligence skills to be a more attuned business leader? Are you interested in going on a yoga or meditation retreat? Set aside a specific period of time, such as one evening or even a week, to explore ideas and research what appeals to you. Write down what you want to learn and how you would grow from the experience you’ve identified. Research shows that the physical act of writing has a neurological effect on the brain which tells the cerebral cortex to “wake up and pay attention.” Writing stimulates a bunch of cells in the brain called the Reticular Activating System that plays a key role in being more conscious and alert. The more you can write down, the more aware and real your ideas become. Own it. You may be under the impression that building an underdeveloped skill means you lack a competency or have a particular weakness. This isn’t the case. Rather than being embarrassed or nervous about asking for this time, own it as part of your commitment to becoming a better leader. If you aren’t willing to consider it a growth move for you and your company, you can’t expect others to support you. Create your vision statement. Ask yourself, “Who will I become as a result of this investment of my time and resources?” Be specific and descriptive. Keep it in the first person. One sentence is ideal. Use descriptive adjectives. Will you be more engaged, influential, or mindful? Visions are a great way to orient and stay on track before, during, and after your development work. Connect your goals or outcomes to what the business needs. To get buy in from your manager, team, or company to support your development, you have to connect what you’ll gain to the business goals. Ask yourself: Prep and practice. The next step is to get ready for the conversation. Think through: What’s the worst and best case scenarios? Anticipate questions or concerns from your boss. I have yet to meet someone who was let go for asking to expand their horizons. Often times our fear holds us back from negotiating, and we miss out on the opportunity to explore alternatives, or worse, receive a yes. Make your ask. When you’re ready to sit down with your manager, don’t catch them off guard. Give them ample notice and consider adding it to the agenda for your next one-on-one meeting. But it doesn’t have to be a formal meeting. If you’re catching up on how the weekend was or plans for the evening, share the class that caught your eye and why it personally matters to you. Better yet, share how you think it could help you be a better employee. Then you can schedule more time to discuss it further. You can read my complete article in the Harvard Business Review here: https://hbr.org/2017/11/how-to-ask-your-boss-for-time-to-learn-new-things   Try this out, and leave me an audio message or let me know how it goes! I want to hear from you, and if you are ready for guidance to help plan this, let's talk! Message me "6 step plan" here or at info@rachaelomeara.com and I'll be in touch! 
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August 16, 2022
Ep 54 My Top 5 Daily Pause Hacks for the Female Executive
Ep 54 My Top 5 Daily Pause Hacks for the Female Executive
Whether today is an epic list of to-dos, a routine you know by heart, or the unexpected, it’s always a good time to pause. I call a pause any intentional shift in behavior that allows you the space to experience a mental shift in attitude, thoughts, or emotions that otherwise wouldn’t have occurred. Pausing can allow new ideas to emerge, more satisfaction, and new ways of being and behaving that are aligned with what matters to you. The only requirement is your conscious choice to decide to shift your behavior. One of the easiest ways to do this is through what I call daily pauses. Daily pausing is a chance to listen to your inner voice. Pausing can become a way of life that prevents burnout, reduces stress, and leads to new discoveries about oneself. Pausing is a choice that isn’t conventional (yet), but is a powerful way to realign and check in from time to time. Gift yourself a prescription to pause daily and intentionally shift your behavior so that you can tune in and become your best self. Here are a few ways you can choose to pause daily - also in this episode! We experientially do these together - so take a listen!  Be open to seeing what happens or how you can feel differently.  Pick one and practice it within the next thirty minutes.  What happens when you try it?  Deciding to take a daily pause is an act of courage and self-care. If you already have a daily pause practice, journal about your experience or add more time to your existing practice. One study shows that by writing about an emotional experience for two minutes a day, for two consecutive days improves mood and well being.
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August 03, 2022
Ep. 53 Leadership is shifting - here's what you need to stay relevant
Ep. 53 Leadership is shifting - here's what you need to stay relevant
In this Ep. 53 we discuss... - Why "being mindful" isn't enough anymore as we usually think of it as a high EQ leader. - What's missing from what we think of mindfulness today - What the definition of mindfulness is: “Being aware of what is going on inside while noticing what happens on the outside”.   - What emotions have to do with all of this and why they are key to shifting - What does it mean to be mindful as a leader?  The list below could fill any list for how to lead across multiple scenarios. When we lose touch with what we feel in the moment, or sit in fear as we dictate or share one-directionally we lose a core component of mutuality, or seeing someone for who they are and not who we want them or expect them to be, that is another trait of a mindful leader. Additional Ways to Be a Mindful Leader: · Being aware of what you’re feeling in any moment and allowing it to guide your choices and actions. If you are frustrated or upset, do not let it go unsaid. Share your thoughts responsibly. “Outsource your pain” as I recently heard. · Speak with intention. Your points will be stronger, and you are helping others and yourself be clearer and have a more present experience with your audience. Check in with how you feel — it could be fear, frustration, or joy. The idea is that when you shift your intention to speak intentionally, you will sound more succinct, and be more with yourself emotionally as you communicate your message. · Increase awareness of your breath and body, what emotion you are feeling in any given moment, and your awareness of your behaviors and actions with others. Being mindful can be much more than what most people think of as simply “noticing awareness.” Sure this is a great skill in itself. However there’s more to it than noticing more or quieting your mind. Being authentically mindful means turning inwards to notice your emotional state, acting with intention, or being fully present with someone as you accepting all your being-ness. When you can access this state of self-awareness, combined with how you feel in the moment, you are fully present in your aliveness and on the way to becoming more of your full self. Embracing this type of mindfulness allows new ways of being not only with myself, but with others as I am mind full and engaged with myself and others. This kind of mindful leadership is a principal concept in the book Pause. Pausing isn’t only about being still. It’s about intentionally shifting your behavior so that new ways of being can emerge. That’s what being a mindful leader in your life — professionally or personally — is all about. Subscribe and get a new episode every Tuesday! Fun fact: This episode was inspired by an article I wrote way back in 2017...and I think it's still highly relevant!  LINKS: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/romeara/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause The gram: www.instagram.com/rachael_omeara Get my free guidebook: 3 Keys to Turn Burnout into Thriving at work: pages.rachaelomeara.com/guidebook 
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August 02, 2022
Ep. 52 How to Self Soothe in < 5 Minutes a Day - for leaders
Ep. 52 How to Self Soothe in < 5 Minutes a Day - for leaders
As a high achieving business leader, how can you feel more calm and fuel your day in a short, efficient way - if you find yourself short on time? Tired of putting yourself last? What if you had 5 minute a day that would fuel your energy and help you feel more calm and it only took a few minutes? In this Episode 52... Get clear, calm and grounded with a pause led by Rachael We'll look at getting nourishment, what it isn’t, and sustaining yourself, all in 5 minutes or less a day. We also explore top reasons to pause that lead to thriving. We'll walk-through the 7 self-soothing techniques (plus a bonus!) from Linda Graham's work, Bouncing Back. We'll cover why self-soothing mindfully helps boost your resilience, energy and empowerment that leads to consistent thriving. ...and so much more...techniques that take literally
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July 26, 2022
Ep. 51 3 Secrets Influential Women Leaders Know that Overwhelmed Managers Don't
Ep. 51 3 Secrets Influential Women Leaders Know that Overwhelmed Managers Don't
In this episode, Rachael will share an intro about the 3 secrets influential women leaders know that overwhelmed managers don't. How mastering your EQ helps you to increase your value and worth How you can be 10x more productive and increase quality time Feel more energy no matter what your circumstances are You can dive deeper into this and register for her next masterclass at: pages.rachaelomeara.com/masterclass Learn more about Rachael O'Meara and how to rise to your next level of leadership through mastering your EQ at www.rachaelomeara.com
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July 19, 2022
The Pausecast Ep. 50 3 Step Recipe to Confidently Create Your Personal Brand
The Pausecast Ep. 50 3 Step Recipe to Confidently Create Your Personal Brand
In this episode: - Join a pause led by Rachael - Why having a personal brand matters and how it can ignite your confidence - 3 Step recipe for confidently crafting your personal brand - Learn what a redemptive narrative is and how it helps your personal brand
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June 29, 2022
The Pausecast Ep. 49 - Simon Severino - Strategy Sprints
The Pausecast Ep. 49 - Simon Severino - Strategy Sprints
In this Episode of the Pausecast... - Learn Simon’s favorite pause tool – his Daily flow which you can also get at www.strategysprints.com/tools - Why working IN as important as working OUT - 3 Step Formula behind Strategy Sprints - how to increase revenue or sales 25% or more. 1) Increase sales time 2) Increase price for same offer using 8 positioning tools 3) Increase conversion and close rates for same product or service If you use these effectively, 99% of your revenues will go up. - How to be a category of One – Simon’s TEDx talk theme. - How to maximize your ROL (Return on Luck). About Simon Severino Simonservino YT channel & podcast - Strategysprints.com TED Talk: How to be a Category of One - https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_severino_be_a_category_of_one About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.​ Rachael lives in Florida with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). Rachael has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an MBA from Fordham University, and is a Pause Breathwork Facilitator, and a BeyondEI meta-coach and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC certified coach. LINKS:​ TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI Pause the Book: www.rachaelomeara/pausethejournal Pause the Journal: www.rachaelomeara.com/book Women's Leadership FB Community : www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause
27:37
May 23, 2022
The Pausecast Ep. 48 Heather Dominick and Highly Sensitive People Leaders
The Pausecast Ep. 48 Heather Dominick and Highly Sensitive People Leaders
In this episode 49 of The Pausecast... - Enjoy a guided Pause led by Heather  - Understand what is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) - Learn about the HSP assessment and Dr. Erin, who first coined the term HSP - Identify a few of the 12 strengths of HSP: Intuition, Empathy , deep listening - How to lead as a HSP - How HSPs handle and feel overwhelm - What to do if you are in overwhelm as an HSP About Heather Dominick ​- Most entrepreneurs believe that the only way to really succeed is to be under constant stress, to “hustle” until they reach their breaking point, but Heather believes otherwise. - An exceptional facilitator and teacher, Heather has created a safe, sacred community for true transformation and helped thousands of Highly Successful Leaders® release life-long limiting beliefs, overcome fears and learn how to build their business in a way that actually feels so good that they can create solid, sustainable, high-level financial success. - She’s also the host of the Business Miracles Podcast, where she teaches her listeners how to work less but make a larger impact. Learn more about Heather and get her free e-kit "From Coping to Creating"  at https://www.businessmiracles.com/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael is an Executive Leadership Coach and author who helps her fellow humans at every level of leadership to amplify their impact, plan for success and press pause if burnout or overwhelm are looming. I wrote the book Pause and shared it and my own experience of burnout on the TEDx stage - to help other high-achieving and dedicated individuals learn the tools and strategies that have helped me step off the hamster wheel - for good.  My goal is always to help my clients feel more empowered, calm, and confident so they can reclaim their lives, have more fun, and do what they came here to do. If your life is already high velocity, you can still find the tools to sustain that pace and soar even higher; but do so with focus and a firm grasp on your wellbeing. As a five time rowing National Champion who has lived in every time zone and pushed herself to the limit, I know what it feels like to have your eyes on the prize and to give every shred of your energy to your dreams.  I also know and live by the idea that you create the space that serves you and in which your truth comes alive.  What space, truth and reality do you want to create together? LINKS: TEDx Talk: youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI Pause the Book: www.rachaelomeara.com/book Pause the Journal: www.rachaelomeara.com/pausethejournal Women's Leadership FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause ​
28:59
April 19, 2022
Pausecast Ep. 49 Sneak Peak Preview with Simon Severino - Strategy Sprints
Pausecast Ep. 49 Sneak Peak Preview with Simon Severino - Strategy Sprints
Sneak Peek with future Pausecast guest and author @Simon Severino in May! Simon helps businesses do great things as a "sprinter" - we had fun talking about how pausing serves us as we "work in" and learned about his book, StrategySprints and how companies can be more impactful using his methods to increase revenues - good stuff! He offered his daily flow tool and many more - which you can check out early here : www.strategysprints.com/tools
03:05
April 12, 2022
The Pausecast Ep. 47 - Money, Wealth, and Abundance
The Pausecast Ep. 47 - Money, Wealth, and Abundance
In this episode, Marilyn Miller and Jan Whalen join host Rachael O'Meara on why it's important to pause in service to money, wealth, and abundance. In this Ep. 47... - Experience a dolphin pause led by Marilyn - Learn what a golden pause is  - How pausing helps us be more successful and make more money - How to increase your ROI thru pausing - #1 secret for managing your todo list - What outcome leads to income is all about - How to climb the Confidence Ladder - Access Marilyn's Free Quiz: "7 Secrets to Stress Less Prosperity" at https://earnmorestressless.com/ - Access Jan's Free ebook: "5 Things to say with the CEO says 'your rates are too high.'" at: https://thejanwallen.com/ About Rev. Marilyn Miller Marilyn, Founder, Women’s Wealth & Health Academy helps women in business earn more and stress less. As an underpaid, overworked college instructor, Marilyn became so ill, she had to quit working midsemester. Determined to earn more, she founded a national training firm succeeding beyond her wildest dreams earning a six-figure income. Her books include “America’s Holiday & Heroes”; International Best Seller-“365 Days of Self Love”; “Spinning Mistakes Into Gold” coming out in May 2022. About Jan Wallen: For over a decade, Jan has worked with B2B experts to raise their fees and revenue. Her newest book Raise Your Fees Without Losing Clients will be available soon. She says “outcomes power income”, and her clients master the courage, confidence, skills and know-how to raise their fees. Get her free gift, "5 Things to say with the CEO says 'your rates are too high.'" at: https://thejanwallen.com/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.​ Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). Rachael has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an MBA from Fordham University, and is a Pause Breathwork Facilitator, and a BeyondEI meta-coach and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC certified coach. LINKS:​ TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI  Pause the Book: www.rachaelomeara.com/book Pause the Journal: www.rachaelomeara.com/pausethejournal Women's Leadership FB Community: www.facebook.com/groups/bethepause ​
35:59
March 21, 2022
The Pausecast - Ep. 46 Pause the Journal Launch Party
The Pausecast - Ep. 46 Pause the Journal Launch Party
In this episode 46 of The Pausecast... - Listen in and get a sneak peak on the launch party for Pause the Journal, which launched Feb 2022. - Intro from Joe Kutchera, Author of Latino Link and E-X-I-T-O. - Why 2-2-22 is a pause portal(hence launch day!). - Breathwork with Rachael - "All is Well" - song credits below and on playlist link. - Discover the Pause the Journal Playlist and songs on Spotify. - What Rachael's critic mind said about the Journal - Sneak peak and experience 5 prompts of Pause the Journal, including Word of the Day and why Gratitude is so powerful. - How to use this journal and set team intention and vision with a group or a team. - Shares from fellow authors and thought leader attendees and results from using the prompts including Val Reis, author of Chief Inspiration Officer(set intentions), Rnold Smith, CEO for ConnectionApp (prep for a meeting), and Kia Nesmith, Founder of SimplyWellness (getting out of feeling stuck), and Krissie McMenamin, seeing progress StartUp Leadership Consultant. SONG CREDITS ON PODCAST (1st 2 songs on Spotify playlist link below): Moving, by Eskimotion Sens Plus Profond, by Coquins ABOUT PAUSE THE JOURNAL Looking for a way to be more intentional, create your dreams, and have even more impact? Pause: The Journal can help! Rachael provides 90 days for journaling, plus a walk-through of how to get the most out of this journal. Pause: The Journal is the perfect compliment to her book Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break. According to Rachael, a pause is defined as an intentional shift in behavior. Journaling in itself is a pause. A pause is about taking a time-out to create the space for your inner voice to be heard and to align your actions with that voice in service to creating your dreams and more of what you want in life. That’s what Pause: The Journal is all about: taking a time-out to create the space for your inner voice to be heard and to align your actions with that voice in order to create your dreams. Rachael O’Meara’s will guide you on your own pause journey to: - Pause in daily reflection to process and visualize so you can be more focused, clear, and empowered - Retrain your brain to orient towards the positive through celebrating, gratitude, and acknowledgement prompts - Take incremental, inspired action to move towards your vision, desired outcome, or dream. Pause: The Journal is the gateway to help you capture, process, and move toward your dreams using a consistent practice of intentional writing. Related LINKS​ Listen to Rachael's Public Spotify Pause the Journal Playlist as you Journal - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2MDwzdcBgUAr87poS9HG9F?si=bd63933c878b4e7a Get Pause the Journal - www.rachaelomeara.com/pausethejournal ABOUT RACHAEL O'MEARA Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day.​ Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). Rachael has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an MBA from Fordham University, and is a Pause Breathwork Facilitator, and a BeyondEI meta-coach and an International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACC certified coach. LINKS:​ TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI  Facebook Private Women's Leadership Community - www.fb.com/groups/bethepause
27:15
February 09, 2022
The Pausecast Ep. 45: Kori Hahn Rituals of the Soul to Deepen Your Yoga
The Pausecast Ep. 45: Kori Hahn Rituals of the Soul to Deepen Your Yoga
In this episode 45 of The Pausecast... - Experience a pause led by Kori - Why creating space matters and what happens when we do (hint: pause)! - What the Niyamas or values are - The power of ritual and how it serves us - How to apply the 8 principles to get unstuck or when we feel stressed - The power and science behind gratitude and why we all need to have a gratitude practice About Kori Hahn Kori Hahn is the author of Rituals of the Soul and founder of a community gathering place called the Santosha Society, which is dedicated to travel, surfing, and the soulful. She hosts numerous trips around the world for hundreds of women who study Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and all things related to soul growth, knowledge, and fulfillment. When she isn’t traveling, she divides her time between Sri Lanka and Southern California. Link: http://www.SantoshaSociety.com About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. Her year long course, Thrive Lead and Succeed Academy helps professionals learn the proven tools to get unstuck so they can feel more resourced, focused and resilient as they thrive. For the past 13 years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Her forthcoming book Pause the Journal will help professionals intentionally write to create their dreams. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). Rachael has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an MBA from Fordham University, and is a Pause Breathwork Facilitator, and a BeyondEI meta-coach. LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com Pause to Thrive Private Sisterhood Community: www.fb.com/groups/bethepause TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI Pause the Book: bit.ly/pausethebook
43:08
December 03, 2021
The Pausecast Ep. 43 Kate Eckman Full Spirit Workout
The Pausecast Ep. 43 Kate Eckman Full Spirit Workout
In this episode 43 of The Pausecast... - Experience a pause led by Kate - Inner children and teddie bears - Kate's story and what led her to writing the Spiritual Workout - How endorphins fit into a Spiritual Workout - no sweat required - Why we need to savor more - Kate's favorite gratitude exercise from Martin Seligman - How to get started on a Full Spirit Workout - How Kate engages in her own transformation - How to think of sleep ​About Kate Eckman Kate is the author of The Full Spirit Workout and a Columbia University-certified executive leadership coach. She leverages her experience as a well-known communications, performance, and mindfulness expert, accomplished entrepreneur, and elite athlete to equip leaders with the tools, methodology and energetic boost they need to excel. ​Kate's work is rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques. Passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health, Kate is a meditation teacher and also on Insight Timer. ​Related LINKS​ https://www.kateeckman.tv/ ​About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past 13 years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). Rachael has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential, an MBA from Fordham University, and is a certified breathwork practicioner and BeyondEI meta-coach. LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI Pause the Book: bit.ly/pausethebook Thrive Lead and Succeed Academy for Women: www.rachaeomeara.com/course2021
41:01
October 27, 2021
Pausecast Ep. 44 Darcy Luoma Thoughtfully Fit Leadership
Pausecast Ep. 44 Darcy Luoma Thoughtfully Fit Leadership
In this Episode 44 of The Pausecast - Experience a pause led by Darcy About Darcy Darcy Luoma is a Master Certified Coach, dynamic facilitator, and inspiring motivational speaker. She has worked as Director for a U.S. Senator, Deputy Transition Director for a Governor, and on the national advance team for two U.S. presidential campaigns. As the owner and CEO of Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC, she has worked in 48 industries with 210 organizations and more than 500 individual clients to create high-performing people and teams. The media has named Darcy the region’s favorite executive-and-life coach four times. Darcy balances her thriving business with raising her two energetic teenage daughters, adventure travel, and competing in triathlons.
21:48
October 09, 2021
The Pausecast Ep. 42 - 3 Simple Steps to Wellness as if your Life Depended On It - Rachael O'Meara
The Pausecast Ep. 42 - 3 Simple Steps to Wellness as if your Life Depended On It - Rachael O'Meara
How can we expect to thrive when we are navigating so much these days? A December 2020 study found that 76% of U.S. workers admit to feeling burnout, with 37% citing stress about Covid-19 as a direct contributor to their fatigue at work. To boost your wellness, you need to start caring about yourself as if your life depends on it — because it does! No matter what your relationship to stress is today, you can deepen your self-care by taking these three simple steps. In this episode 42 of the Pausecast... - Join Rachael O'Meara for a guided pause - Learn Rachael's 3 simple steps to improve your wellness and why your life depends on it.
34:35
September 04, 2021
Ep. 41 Why Pause Now - The Overwhelm Fix Day 1 Excerpt w Rachael O'Meara
Ep. 41 Why Pause Now - The Overwhelm Fix Day 1 Excerpt w Rachael O'Meara
In this episode 41 of The Pausecast... - Join Rachael O'Meara and day 1 of her 5 day training series: Why Pause Now. - Pause with Rachael as she kicks off the training - Learn the #1 hack for getting out of overwhelm - Why pausing matters in our new normal for 2021, and how it can lead to transformational shifts. - We'll look at hack #1 for the overwhelm fix (naming emotions) and begin to build the life-changing skill of knowing and naming how you feel.  - Have the option to learn the full series by signing up for lifetime access for 6.5 hours of video trainings. About DAY 1 - Why Pause Now - Hack #1 Learn why pausing matters in our new normal for 2021, and how it can lead to transformational shifts. We'll look at step #1 for the overwhelm fix (naming emotions) and begin to build the life-changing skill of knowing and naming how you feel. About The Overwhelm Fix - a 5 Day Training background: - THIS PODCAST: Learn the life changing emotional intelligence skills to be more focused, energized and present so you can become clearer and more productive. - Feel more empowered this year no matter what your environment, circumstances or conditions are around you or have been. - How to overcome resistance and let go of what isn’t in your control, so you can optimize what is in your control. - How to pause to self-soothe in under 5 minutes a day, including activating your parasympathetic nervous system to rest & renew so you feel relaxed and calm. - How to set yourself up for lasting success, without the guilt. About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. LINKS: Purchase Lifetime Access to The Overwhelm Fix 5 day training at www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI  Thrive Lead and Succeed Academy for Women: www.rachaelomeara.com/course2021
50:27
June 30, 2021
The Pausecast Austin Hill Shaw Ep 40
The Pausecast Austin Hill Shaw Ep 40
In this episode 40 of The Pausecast... - Experience a pause led by Austin - Morning pages from The Artist's Way and how to use it to gain new insights on yourself - How to ask through help and what to say to get it - How to generate intimacy with a partner using creative power - How to set an intention for building, and why it matters - How to tap into your "internal landscape" while remodeling and why it's helpful - How to relate to the land you live on - Favorite daily pauses to try daily, weekly, monthly and seasonally About Austin Hill Shaw As a human being, Austin's core intent is to be a loved and loving man who gets things done joyfully. As a designer, and the founder of 3 Lights Design in Oakland, California, as well as the creator of the Core Needs Design Method and The Joyful Home Remodel, his mission is to reform architecture at it practiced today from a transactional, material-based, consumer pursuit to one that is transformative, to one that honors and celebrates the intelligence and generosity of the natural world, and to one that is deeply collaborative, co-creative and fulfilling for everyone involved. As a teacher and author of The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative, his intent is to empower others as creators by underscoring that creativity is both a defining trait of being human as well as a core human need for true fulfillment. As a healer, he works as a homemaker, helping others feel at home in themselves, their partnerships, and their communities, all the while assisting them in reconnecting them to the land, to Nature, and the Cosmos. ​Austin is also featured in PAUSE the book, Rachael's book and his story of an extended pause in a monastary. Related LINKS​ http://austinhillshaw.com/  About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. ​LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI  Thrive Lead and Succeed Academy for Rachael www.rachaelomeara.com/course2021
36:59
May 11, 2021
The Pausecast - Naz Beheshti Pause.Breathe.Choose Ep. 39
The Pausecast - Naz Beheshti Pause.Breathe.Choose Ep. 39
In this episode 39 of The Pausecast... - Experience a pause led by Naz - Learn Naz's simple practice of RPM - Understand what MAP means to Master, Apple, and Promote your way to better holistic health - What it means to bounce forward - Know the 7 A's to take - Hot tips to be a better scheduler - What Naz's mission is with her new book - How to ACE stress, and what the 3 types of stress are you can get out of About Naz Beheshti Naz Beheshti began her career as the executive assistant to Steve Jobs at Apple. Jobs, her mentor, is the inspiration behind her new book, Pause. Breathe. Choose.: Become the CEO of Your Well-Being. He had an early and profound influence on her belief that the ultimate wealth is well-being. Naz stopped by The Pausecast to discuss her new book and how PAUSE is the essence of ultimate wealth for better well-being. Learn more about her book and her message in this episode. Naz distills the most valuable lessons she learned into a holistic method to live your best life. Presenting the highly effective framework that she has used with clients for over a decade, this book empowers you to fulfill your highest business, personal, and social potential. Related LINKS​ https://nazbeheshti.com/ About Rachael O'Meara - Coach and Creator of Thrive, Lead and Succeed Academy for high achieving women. Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. LINKS: Get your free Blueprint 3 Keys to Stay out of overwhelm at: www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI Thrive Lead and Succeed Academy for Rachael www.rachaelomeara.com/course2021
32:03
April 14, 2021
The Pausecast - Kim Chestney Radical Intuition Ep. 38
The Pausecast - Kim Chestney Radical Intuition Ep. 38
In this episode 38 of The Pausecast... - Experience a Radical Intuition Pause led by Kim - Learn about going through a wormhole  - How to activate your psychic ability through a Radical Intuition demo with Kim - What quantum thinking is and how it can influence intuition  - Why intuition is so radical - How Kim got started in intuition - What emotional intelligence and intuition have in common - What will come next after the Information Age - What intuition means with current events and Covid-19 About Kim Chestney Named as one of the leaders of Pittsburgh’s creative revolution, Kim Chestney has been an innovative force in cultural transformation for nearly two decades. Working in both the technology and arts sectors, Kim has led initiatives with some of the leading-edge organizations, universities and tech companies in the world. In 2017, Kim started up IntuitionLab to teach a new and innovative approach to intuition. Her new book, Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power, is the culmination of 20 years of research, exploration and advocacy at the intersection of spirituality and cultural evolution.  As the source of all great innovation, ingenuity and creative ideas, Kim recognizes intuition as the driving force of our future, as we cross the threshold into the Imagination Age.​ Related LINKS​: https://www.kimchestney.com/  About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past tweleve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI  ​
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March 22, 2021
The Pausecast Emily Fletcher Ziva Mediation Ep. 37
The Pausecast Emily Fletcher Ziva Mediation Ep. 37
In this episode 37 of The Pausecast... - Experience a manifesting pause led by Emily - Learn the key to feeling good & seeing opportunities - How to have intention to move towards what you want - What happens when we put our attention on something - Emily's vision for Ziva and what her big dream is -Emily's story and how it's informed her what to focus on - How to use privilege to face big challenges - How to use what you know to serve - The 3 questions everyone should ask themselves About Emily Fletcher ​Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva Meditation and the leading expert in meditation for performance. She has taught over 40,000 people the skill of meditation. She is an international speaker and author. Her best-selling book, Stress Less, Accomplish More, debuted at #7 out of all books on Amazon and has been translated into 12 languages. The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Vogue and ABC have all featured Emily’s work. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch and has spoken at Apple, Google and Harvard Business School. Ziva graduates include Oscar, Grammy, & Emmy award winners, Navy SEALS & NBA players. The Ziva Technique is a powerful combination of mindfulness, meditation and manifesting designed to help you get better at life, not meditation. ​ Related LINKS​ ZivaKids - Ziva's course for happy kids - https://cd371.isrefer.com/go/zivakids/romeara/ Ziva Online - 3 free day trial - https://cd371.isrefer.com/go/ZOPreview/romeara/ Ziva Meditation Self Care Center - https://cd371.isrefer.com/go/SelfCareCenter/romeara/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past tweleve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com
40:52
February 18, 2021
The Pausecast Shir Nir CEO of Handel Group Ep 36
The Pausecast Shir Nir CEO of Handel Group Ep 36
In this episode 36 of The Pausecast... - Experience a "live your dreams pause" guided by Shir - How to Design Your Day using a simple written exercise (via email) - How to make your dreams come true (it's not as easy as you think!) and how it helps you get more clear on the pathway to get there - Meet the Weather Reporter, Chicken, and the Brat and how they disrupt dreams - How to expand your capacity - How to create organizational integrity and why it matters - How to hone in on 3 things to do every day that help you move closer to your dreams EPISODE SPONSOR: Try 3 free days of Ziva Online Meditation: https://cd371.isrefer.com/go/ZOPreview/romeara/ About Shir Nir Shir brings more than 20 years of experience working with executives, teams, and organizations to increase performance and create organizational, personal, and financial growth. Throughout his career, Shir has focused on working with senior executives to expose and enhance their innate abilities to lead effectively. Shir combines his wide business experience in industries such as energy, engineering, chemical, petroleum, manufacturing, retail, financial, consulting, and service with the Handel Method® to enable executives and organizations to fulfill their goals and objectives. Shir is currently advising several executive teams and senior leaders on topics such as: Building Honest Cultures, Enhancing Organizational Success, Organizational Alignment, Leadership Development, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategy, and Talent Management & Development. Related LINKS Handel Group - https://www.handelgroup.com/ InnerU.coach - https://www.inneru.coach/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019.Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. LINKS: www.rachaelomeara.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/aSGCdwJqObI
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January 20, 2021
The Pausecast Christine Arylo Ep. 35
The Pausecast Christine Arylo Ep. 35
Pausing with Christine Arylo Nov 2020 Brought to you by Sunbasket - $40 off your 1st order click below or visit: tinyurl.com/sunbasketpause In this episode 35 of The Pausecast... - Participate in a 3 minute life-check in pause you can do every day led by Christine - Learn the mindset pitfall we take on if we're not careful - Identify the 8 types of burnout - Know the 13 "over giving imprints" to be selfless caregivers, and how to receive instead - How society sets up a system that fails to work for sustainability - Why "downshifting" matters and how-to do it on a daily basis. - How to bookend your day for success and how to structure it. - How parents can stay out of overwhelm ...and so much more! About Christine Christine Arylo is a transformational leadership advisor, social impact entrepreneur, four time best-selling author, and speaker working with women to make shift happen – in the lives they lead, the work they do and the worlds they live in. ​Arylo combines her 20 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience with 20+ years of wisdom study in feminine power, yogic science and human consciousness to guide others to lead their lives, businesses and relationships in a different way – professionally successful + internally empowered + and personally sustainable and satisfying. ​ Over 35,000 people on 6 continents have participated in her transformational programs and workshops. She is the host of the popular Feminine Power Time podcast. Her teachings have been featured at TedX, on CBS. NBC and FOX, and on Thrive, Huffington Post, and more. She currently lives on island near Seattle. ​ LINKS www.ChristineArylo.com www.FemininePowerPodcast.com About Rachael O'Meara, host of The Pausecast Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. Check out Rachael's upcoming training The Overwhelm Fix for Women: bit.ly/pausefix
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November 23, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 34 - Maintain Your Sanity with Rachael O'Meara
The Pausecast Ep. 34 - Maintain Your Sanity with Rachael O'Meara
In this episode 34 of The Pausecast... - Why it's not enough to keep you head above water - The secret to calendaring to establish and keep your boundaries - How to know the one thing to focus on or keep in your routine - Learn about Ziva Meditation and the free resource center to get started, https://tinyurl.com/pause-zivaselfcare About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to reclaim their lives and thrive at work and beyond. She launched The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a Master's in Transformational Leadership and Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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November 08, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 33 Ellen Langer
The Pausecast Ep. 33 Ellen Langer
In This Episode Ellen Langer shares… - An experiential active noticing pause led by Dr. Langer - What active noticing is, and how it can help you manage stress or get out of overwhelm - Difference between defensive pessimism and mindful optimism is, and how it can help you cope with uncertainty - The 2 things about stress everyone should know - How being hopeful means one is already negative - Why we should all be focused on work life integration, and not work life balance - Why play and engaging needs to happen more - What we can learn from copulating rats, The Simpsons, and how the mind defaults to think About Dr. Ellen Langer - Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most most recent book is The Art of Noticing which pairs one-liners culled from her research with her original paintings. She has also edited the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, an anthology on mindfulness in which leading researchers integrate work derived from her western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with research on eastern derived forms of meditation. Dr. Langer has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. Among other honors, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology. Most recently she received the Liberty Science Genius Award. LINKS: For more info on Dr. Langer or to have Ellen speak at your next event, contact her at https://www.ellenlanger.com/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and mid-career coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. ​Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael completed her MA in Transformational Leadership & Coaching in July 2020. __________________________ Are you seriously done with feeling overwhelmed? Talk to me 1:1 in a 30m "Thriving Breakthrough Session" and how I might be able to help: bit.ly/pausegift
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September 29, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 32 Judith Wright
The Pausecast Ep. 32 Judith Wright
In this episode 32 of The Pausecast... - Join a guided pause led by Dr. Judith - What yearnings are and why they matter - What the Transformational Imperative is, and how you're a part of it. - How to live a more engaged fulfilled life and how all emotions help guide us to that. About Dr. Judith Wright - Dr. Judith Wright is co-founder of the 501(3)(c) Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential. - She is also co-founder and Professor of Transformational Coaching the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. LINKS More Life Training RSVP: https://www.morelifetraining.com/ Wright Graduate University: http://wrightgrad.edu/ http://www.heartofthefight.com/ - latest book TalksatGoogle: Overcome Mindless Habits https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfTLp8kOULY About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and mid-career coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. ​Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael completed her MA in Transformational Leadership & Coaching in July 2020. __________________________ Are you seriously done with feeling overwhelmed? Talk to me 1:1 in a 30m "Thriving Breakthrough Session" and how I might be able to help: bit.ly/pausegift
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August 31, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 31 Aaron McHugh - Fire Your Boss
The Pausecast Ep. 31 Aaron McHugh - Fire Your Boss
In episode 31 of The Pausecast, we discuss and experience... - Experience a guided pause led by Aaron - The missing piece most of us miss when it comes to leading yourself - How Aaron got out of being “unstuck” - How to lead without “driving hard” - How Aaron learned to take in more renewal resources and “nutrients” and how it changed his life - Depleting vs. fulfilling merit badges - Why being busy instead of feeling fulfilling. - How burnout can shift to be a practice of living - Learn to have your own “no” permission slip - How to create more emotional “calories” to match high depletion rates About Aaron: Aaron McHugh is a writer, podcaster, adventurer, author, and career liberator who is learning to master a sustainable work-life balance while weaving the rhythms of play and enjoyment into his every day routine. He hosts the fast-growing podcast “Work Life Play,” leads Reboot Your Life experiential weekends, speaks widely, and is an affiliate advisor to McKinsey & Co., helping drive large culture transformations in North America. Aaron's Free Gift: https://www.aaronmchugh.com/keep-going/ About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and mid-career coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. ​Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. __________________________ Are you seriously done with feeling overwhelmed? Talk to me 1:1 in a 30m "Thriving Breakthrough Session" and how I might be able to help: bit.ly/pausegift
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July 22, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 30 Derek Sivers
The Pausecast Ep. 30 Derek Sivers
In episode 30 of The Pausecast, we discuss and experience... - A guided writing pause led by Derek - How writing helps to pause and create - How to live your life as a series of grand experiments - How living intentionally and saying no are ways to refresh and renew - What lessons have you learned from pausing? - How making changes now is a good move - Hear about Derek’s new book, and it’s inspiration SUM - The metaphor for when you “crack the code” - How the Muppets, safes, and rainbows are important cues to pause. About Derek Sivers Derek Sivers is an American writer, musician, programmer and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. His current projects and writings are all at sivers.org. About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. ​Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. __________________________ Are you seriously done with feeling overwhelmed? Talk to me 1:1 in a 30m "Thriving Breakthrough Session" and how I might be able to help: bit.ly/pausegift
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June 24, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 29 Erric Solomon - Co-Author of Radically Happy
The Pausecast Ep. 29 Erric Solomon - Co-Author of Radically Happy
In episode 29 of The Pausecast... Experience a "bluesky" pause guided by Erric - How to stop the ticker-tape mind - How Radically Happy happened with Phakchock Rinpoche - How being a lion and less like a dog helps you   - How Erric's buddhist background helps him pause - How to find meaning and avoid the struggle About Erric Solomon Erric Solomon is the co-author of Radically Happy: A User's Guide to the Mind. Throughout his career as a Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and as an innovative meditation teacher, has been interested in understanding the mind and how it functions, both as a user-experience designer and as a mind hacker.  ​As a participant in the Logo Group at MIT’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, he interacted with some of the world’s deepest thinkers on how to make intelligent machines. This experience inspired a lifelong passion to understand the mind and how it functions, and it led Erric to the study of Buddhist theories of mind and the nature of consciousness. He has been an invited speaker to lead seminars and retreats in corporate settings—such as the WorldBank and Silicon Valley tech firms—as well as in prisons, temples, and Buddhist centers across the United States and Europe. You can find Erric at RadicallyHappy.org LINKS www.RadicallyHappy.org Radically Happy, by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon: https://www.amazon.com/Radically-Happy-Users-Guide-Mind/dp/1611805279 How to Pause and Not Freak Out - Rachael & Erric video on how to pause in uncertainty and COVID19: https://youtu.be/6PeidNa-7BE
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April 30, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 28 Rachael O'Meara Pausing in the Corona Virus
The Pausecast Ep. 28 Rachael O'Meara Pausing in the Corona Virus
In episode 28 of The Pausecast...Rachael O'Meara and tips on pausing in uncertainty...like right now in the Corona Virus pandemic. ​- Experience a guided immunity boosting pause with Rachael - Recognize the choices you can make about fear - Why emotions and expression helps in times of uncertainty - Know 3 of your Cognitive Distortions - Why drama doesn't help but can hurt us - Daily Pause ideas for routine, structure, and making the best of things. About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She has a certificate in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. If you enjoy this podcast, please rate as you feel fit on your favorite channel! For more info on Rachael visit rachaelomeara.com
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March 20, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 27 Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler Optimal Outcomes
The Pausecast Ep. 27 Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler Optimal Outcomes
In episode 27 of The Pausecast... - ​Experience a refreshing pause led by Jennifer - What led Jennifer to embark on a career studying conflict - Why conflict is so challenging - How to know your conflict type (hint: take the free assessment noted in the show notes) - The 4 common conflict habits that get us into trouble and how to avoid - The No. 1 tip that works to move through conflict - The two types of pausing you can take to facilitate conflict - How to leverage anger and other emotions to get out of conflict About Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetlzer ​Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at Columbia. A former counterterrorism research fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. LINKS Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062893653?tag=harpercollinsus-20 Watch Jennifer's TEDx talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_goldman_wetzler_free_yourself_when_conflict_resolution_fails Take the conflict assessment: https://jengoldmanwetzler.com/optimal-outcomes-assessments/
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February 25, 2020
The Pausecast Ep. 26 Ron Carucci - Rising to Power
The Pausecast Ep. 26 Ron Carucci - Rising to Power
In episode 26 of The Pausecast... - ​Join a visualization pause led by Ron Carucci, Managing Partner of Navalent - Learn the trifecta for better leadership - Why we need “mirrors” as leaders - Even the best CEOs have their trigger moments: here’s what one found out working with Ron - Discover leaders want to know more about - What power really means - How to show up with purpose and be motivated - How to find your blind spots and ask for feedback. - Tips for becoming more inclusive, open, and broadening your perspective as an inclusive leader About Ron Carucci - Ron Carucci is managing partner of Navalent, working with CEOs and executives pursuing transformational change for their organizations, leaders, and industries. - Ron has a thirty year track record helping some of the world’s most influential executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership. - Ron led a ten year longitudinal study on executive transition to find out why more than 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment, and uncovering the four differentiating capabilities that set successful leaders apart. - Those findings are highlighted in his groundbreaking Amazon #1 book Rising To Power, co-authored with Eric Hansen. LINKS How to Be More Powerful than Powerless - Ron's latest (of 3) TEDx Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/ron_carucci_how_to_be_more_powerful_than_powerless Ron's book Rising To Power on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Power-Journey-Exceptional-Executives/dp/1626341087 Sign up to the latest research from Ron: https://www.navalent.com/resource-center/ About Rachael O'Meara - Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. - She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. - For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  - Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. - Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). - She has a certificate in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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December 20, 2019
The Pausecast Ep. 25 Marci Shimoff
The Pausecast Ep. 25 Marci Shimoff
In This Episode 25 of the Pausecast: - Experience a 2x2x2 pause led by Marci (inspired by Heartmath Institute). - How to start the "feel good happiness" chemical flow of oxytocin - Why Heart Rate Variability (HRV) matters - The one question you can ask yourself daily to improve your well-being - How Pausing changed Marci's life - How Marci defines happiness and how to generate more of it. - The recipe for happiness and what we can/can't control. - How the "7 main areas of happiness" can be a great metaphor for how to live a fulfilling life. - How to create Your Year of Miracles and get your free ebook, "4 mistakes from living a miraculous life. *** About Marci Marci Shimoff is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher and an expert on happiness, success, and unconditional love. Her books include the international bestsellers Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason. Marci is also the woman's face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, as co-author of six books in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series. With total book sales of more than 16 million copies worldwide in 33 languages, Marci is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. Marci is also a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret and the host of the PBS TV show called Happy for No Reason. She narrated the award-winning movie called Happy. President and co-founder of the Esteem Group, Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars on happiness, success, empowerment, and unconditional love to Fortune 500 companies, professional and non-profit organizations, women's associations and audiences around the world. Marci is currently leading a one-year mentoring program called Your Year of Miracles. Her opening seminar has been heard my more than 100,000 people. Marci earned her MBA from UCLA and holds an advanced certificate as a stress management consultant. She is a founding member and on the board of directors of the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of 100 top transformational leaders. Through her books and her presentations, Marci's message has touched the hearts and rekindled the spirits of millions of people throughout the world. She is dedicated to helping people live more empowered and joy-filled lives. www.HappyForNoReason.com www.MarciShimoff.com About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past twelve years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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November 20, 2019
The Pausecast Ep. 24 Dr. Richard J. Davidson
The Pausecast Ep. 24 Dr. Richard J. Davidson
In episode 24 of The Pausecast... - Experience a loving-kindness guided pause with Davidson - How attention training changes your brain structure - What research is finding based on compassion practices - What's the ideal length to meditate - What to do if you don't meditate but you're committed to change - Benefits of a mediation practice - Davidson's pause & transformation practices - The four pillars of well-being and the mobile app to cultivate them - Percent of Americans currently meditating weekly (it's inspiring!) - Learn how you can contribute to the Center for Healthy Minds and receive two complimentary tickets to the Nov 13 event in Madison, WI: The World We Make https://centerhealthyminds.org/twwm-2019 ABOUT RICHARD J. DAVIDSON, PHD William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Founder and Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Davidson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Psychology and has been at Wisconsin since 1984. - He has published more than 400 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of "The Emotional Life of Your Brain" published by Penguin in 2012. - He is co-author with Daniel Goleman of “Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body.” - Davidson was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine in 2006. - He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences from 2011-2020 and current member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Mental Health. - In 2017, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine and in 2018 appointed to the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). - His research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. LINKS - Support the Center for Healthy Minds with a donation of $1k or more to gets two complimentary tickets to the Center's celebration featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn & Richard J. Davidson. Purchase here: The World We Make https://centerhealthyminds.org/twwm-2019 - Altered Traits: Talks At Google talk with Daniel Goleman (includes practice) https://youtu.be/oWFa34u1hqw - Altered Traits the book on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Daniel_Goleman_Altered_Traits?id=e8IPDgAAQBAJ - Richard J. Davidson, PhD site https://www.richardjdavidson.com/ ​ABOUT RACHAEL O'MEARA Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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October 07, 2019
The Pausecast Ep. 23 Tiffany Shlain Author of 24/6
The Pausecast Ep. 23 Tiffany Shlain Author of 24/6
In this episode 23 of The Pausecast... ​​​Experience a pause led by Tiffany - What a "Technology Shabbat" is and why it's a "shabbat" - What benefits there are once you detach from devices - Why her new book 24/6 is critical for well-being and how Tiffany came to be an expert in this type of digital device pause (DDP). - What you'll learn in her new book, 24/6. - How to join a 4M+ wide movement to support less digital screen time for you, your family, and others. - Ways to get involved to support digital detachment in your community (and for teens/kids!) - Tips you can tell your boss to help ensure your disconnect is successful. - How you can disconnect successfully About Tiffany In her groundbreaking first book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, Shlain, who has been recognized by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” takes readers on a provocative and entertaining journey through the past, present, and future of ideas about time and technology. Tiffany’s films and work have received over eighty awards and distinctions including being selected for the Albert Einstein Foundation’s Genius: 100 Visions of the Future. NPR named her UC Berkeley address as one of its best commencement speeches and her films have premiered at top festivals including Sundance. LINKS Order Tiffany's Book 24/6 - https://24SixLife.com Tiffany's Website: https://tiffanyshlain.com; Character Day Tech/LifeBalance Challenges: characterday.org The Great Hack (referenced): https://www.thegreathack.com/ About Rachael O'Meara, your host Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. About Rachael Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!).
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September 24, 2019
The Pausecast Ep. 22 Wendy Yellen - Eidetic Imagery Expert
The Pausecast Ep. 22 Wendy Yellen - Eidetic Imagery Expert
In this episode 22 of The Pausecast... -​​​ Learn what Eidetic Imagery is, where it came from and why it matters - Understand the difference between Eidetics and Visualizations and how they help to heal and access our clever unconscious - How pausing and accessing Eidetic Imagery can be used to overcome trauma and help heal from past experiences - Rachael is guided through a deep Eidetic Imagery experience by Wendy (and you can follow along) - see what emerges and notice what image you may have as you follow along About Wendy Yellen Wendy Yellen, named one of the International Top 3 Transformational Experts in her ­field, supports people of heart and integrity around the world to live a full, passionate, successful, and unshackled life of love, awareness and compassion, without it costing them their soul. Wendy had a 100% full, 100% referrals, waiting list only private practice in psychotherapy in Houston, Texas. She closed her practice completely because she no longer believed in any of the traditional and non-traditional therapies she was certi­ed in. Years later, when she was reintroduced to the father of Eidetic Imagery, Dr. Akhter Ahsen, she knew she had found the Holy Grail of transformational work and jumped back into working with people and transformation. Since then she has introduced thousands of men and women around the world to the evidence-based treatment of Eidetics. This practice, based on Ancient Greek knowledge and 21st Century science, uses the power of eidetic images to enable business people and creatives to unlock their full potential and remove the weight of old, often “unseen” vulnerabilities which have been holding them back. More Info: Wendyyellen.com Free Gift for Pausecast'ers mentioned: Spiritual Manifesto: https://wendyyellen.com/spiritualmanifesto/ About Rachael O'Meara About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers overwhelmed, successful women to take back their lives and live a fulfilling, thriving life. She created The Pausecast to help listeners be more self-aware as they learn how to intentionally shift their behavior and live purposeful, empowered lives every day. For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader.  Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on WSJ.com and the TEDx stage in 2019. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a life long challenge!). She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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August 21, 2019
The Pausecast Lissa Rankin Ep. 21
The Pausecast Lissa Rankin Ep. 21
In this episode 21 of The Pausecast... - Partake in an Inner Pilot Light led pause - How the Inner Pilot Light got it’s start - Why you should find your own inner pilot light and how to tap into it - Questions of discernment to know if it’s really your inner pilot light - How to ask for guidance from your inner pilot light - How to know when you feel aligned to make a decision or choice - How to avoid autopilot and ignite your inner pilot light and why it matters About Lissa Rankin, MD Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Flame,  Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and creator of The Daily Flame. She discovered that connecting with your “Inner Pilot Light” is not only essential to optimal health; it’s also the golden ticket to finding and fulfilling your calling, nurturing healthy relationships, and downloading creative new ideas. Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into “Sacred Medicine.” In 2012, Lissa founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute, where she and a team of luminary faculty like Deepak Chopra, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, and Joan Borysenko train physicians and other health care providers about “Whole Health” and the “6 Steps to Healing Yourself.” Lissa has starred in two National Public Television specials, her TEDx talks have been viewed over 4 million times, and she leads workshops, both online and at retreat centers like Esalen, 1440, Omega, and Kripalu. Links https://lissarankin.com Including FREE Self-healing kit and Rx for Courage Kit https://innerpilotlight.com/ & Daily Flame Love Kit Tedx: The #1 Public Health Issue Doctors Aren’t Talking About
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July 17, 2019
The Pausecast Julia Arndt Ep. 20  - Chief Stress Management Officer
The Pausecast Julia Arndt Ep. 20 - Chief Stress Management Officer
In this episode 20 of The Pausecast... ​- Experience a pause to help you destress led by Julia - What leads to a burnout diagnosis and how to recover - Julia's journey & surprise as a well being guru and what led up to her "forced pause" - How being stressed leads to more stress and what to do about it. - Why we get so stressed and how to bring those stress hormones back down from flight-or-fight - 3 Tips to de-stress in every day life you can integrate into your commute, morning/evening routine, and daily plan About Julia: Julia Arndt is a stress management trainer, personal development coach and keynote speaker. Julia worked in high-demanding account management and program management roles at Google for over seven years, before becoming a masterful coach helping professionals in high-pressure environments to rethink their lifestyle and bring long-lasting transformations. She has trained hundreds of Googlers and numerous teams on understanding the effects of stress on body and mind, move beyond burnout and build a mindful lifestyle that delivers focus, high energy and productivity. Besides her Bachelor and Master degree in International Management and Marketing, Julia is a certified life and business coach, holds a MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) certification from the University of Massachusetts, is a gym instructor, graduated at Dublin Business School in a diploma of Sports Psychology and holds a 300h yoga teacher and yoga as a therapeutic model certification. She is the host of the podcast "Stressed - Deliver your Stress Resilience". Her motto: Stress Management is a skill that everyone can learn! Learn more at: www.bluemountainmindfulness.com About Rachael O'Meara Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel. Please see Rachael's Press page for recent articles or Speaking page on where to find Rachael next. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University.
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June 05, 2019
The Pausecast Chip Conley Ep. 19
The Pausecast Chip Conley Ep. 19
In this episode 19 of The Pausecast... - Experience a distraction-rich, focused pause led by Chip - Learn how to ramp up your "DQ" or digital IQ and how it's a predominant skill - Know what makes up a modern elder at any company and how we need more age diversity and "Menterns" - Greyglers, Modern Elders, and more wisdom at work - Why talking "taboo" is key to being a Modern Elder - How the magic of Burning Man lends itself to knowing oneself - What Viktor Frankl, Pause, and the Modern Eldern Elder all have in common - Learn what Chip does to stay on his growth edge About Chip: After running his own successful boutique hotel company for almost 25 years, baby boomer Chip Conley was invited by Airbnb’s millennial CEO/cofounder to join the company as head of global hospitality and strategy. Chip started out as a mentor to a digital native but soon realized he was equally as much an intern in the high tech world. Their intergenerational exchange of wisdom — a modern day trade agreement of EQ (emotional intelligence) for DQ (digital intelligence) — turned into an invaluable four-year journey for both that inspired Chip’s new book, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and the launch of the Modern Elder Academy. www.ChipConley.com www.ModernElderAcademy.com About Rachael: Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach, assisting others to fulfill their potential. She works at Google and also hosts authors who have meaningful messages about mindfulness and emotional intelligence for the Talks at Google YouTube channel. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and has an MBA from Fordham University. The Powerful Pause Retreat April 26-28th: www.rachaelomeara.com/pauseretreat
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April 04, 2019
The Pausecast Reena Vokoun Ep 18 Founder of Passion Fit
The Pausecast Reena Vokoun Ep 18 Founder of Passion Fit
In this episode 18 of The Pausecast... ​​If you are experiencing burnout or thinking about an extended pause, Reena has many pearls of wisdom to offer. Learn from her experience, know you’re not alone, and listen, honor, and align with your inner voice. ​​- Experience a guided pause with Reena - Reena’s personal journey of burning out and leaving the corporate world, leading to her extended pause and eventually founding her own company, PassionFit - How the body always know more and can produce physical symptoms – another sign for a pause - When adding more to your plate can be additive your life - How to know when it’s time to move on - Why support is important for any extended pause and open, clear communication that helps obtain that - Why living your motto helps About Reena: Reena is the founder of Passion Fit  and is a speaker, activewear designer, online course creator, media spokesperson, award-winning fitness champion and certified health and wellness expert. She graduated with a BBA in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Advertising and Communications from Boston University. Reena is also a mom, wife and first generation born Indian-American and has a unique perspective to help others balance it all. FREE GIFT For Pausecast Listeners: Get a 25% discount on her 7 Day Work-Life Balance Crash Course. Use code: PAUSECAST GIFT when you check out. Link: https://passionfit.com/online-courses/
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March 12, 2019
The Pausecast Rick Hanson Ep. 17
The Pausecast Rick Hanson Ep. 17
In this episode 17 of The Pausecast... - Experience a ten minute guided pause with Rick - Learn the science behind what our brains experience when we pause. - Why we need to make friends with our reptile brain (and feed the mouse, pet the monkey). - The three headlines of psychological needs - Why we need to keep growing & learning - How changing attitudes helps our bodies feel different - Recipe for boosting resilience and positive outlooks - How many neurons you actually have in your brain Continue studying with Rick in his online class and a 15% discount using code: PAUSE15 Use THIS LINK to sign up: https://www.thefoundationsofwellbeing.com/affiliate/40156 About Rick Hanson Rick is a psychologist and has written and taught about the essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice – as well as about his relationships, family life, and raising children. In 2009, he wrote Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom. The book shows readers many effective ways to “light up” the brain circuits that relieve worry and stress, and promote positive relationships and inner peace. Rick's latest book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, explains how to use positive neuroplasticity to develop 12 vital inner strengths – such as grit, gratitude, and compassion – in order to cope with challenges, pursue opportunities, and find lasting well-being in a changing world. It’s based on his online program – the Foundations of Well-Being – an experiential journey of personal healing and growth that is a year long course anyone can take. More about Rick: Rick's Website https://www.rickhanson.net​
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February 22, 2019
The Pausecast Amy Gallo Ep. 16
The Pausecast Amy Gallo Ep. 16
The Pausecast Ep. 16 In this episode 16 of The Pausecast... Experience a “relational pause” led by Amy How pausing helps when you’re in conflict Learn a sample mantra you can adopt no matter what your conflict style is What to do when you are exhausted by conflict How to pivot and approach conflict methodically What to do when someone triggers you or you find yourself stuck in a pattern in conflict The positive benefits of conflict How conflict helps create diversity & inclusion The power of having a “what if I’m wrong” pause? Amy’s one hot tip when you’re at a stalemate About Amy: Amy Gallo is the author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, a how-to guidebook about handling conflict professionally and productively. She is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, where she writes and develops ideas for the web, magazine, and press. She covers a range of topics with a focus on managing conflict, managing yourself, leading people, and building your career. Having worked with dozens of organizations and written about workplace dynamics for over a decade, Amy is particularly interested in situations in which relationships fall apart and how to repair them.
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January 15, 2019
The Pausecast Michael Bungay Stanier Ep. 15
The Pausecast Michael Bungay Stanier Ep. 15
In this episode 15 of The Pausecast... Experience a guided pause led by Michael.  Learn how to be more coach-like and notice your inner-advice monster.  Learn how to build in slower responses to advice, and stronger prompts to stay curious.  The secret to working less hard but having more impact.  Why it pays to be lazy, be curious, and to be more coach like.  Michael’s story on how he found his coaching roots.  Why saying NO is a game changer and leads to more yeses.  2 hard questions we should all be willing to answer.  About Michael Bungay Stainer Michael is the founder and CEO of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less good work and more great work. He’s the author of several books, including The Coaching Habit and Do More Great Work.  Download Michael's free ebook "Be Courageous" at www.michaelbungaystanier.com and be sure to check out TheCoachingHabit.com – Michaels best selling book.
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November 01, 2018
The Pausecast Christine Comaford Ep. 14
The Pausecast Christine Comaford Ep. 14
In this episode of The Pausecast... ​Experience a guided pause led by Christine. Why we’re "meaning making machines." The SmartTribe Emotional Wheel and how to use it to guide your feelings. The percent of humans who can name their emotions at any time. The 3 questions you need to ask yourself to get any new outcome. What to do when you’re in “critter state” to get out of it, and how long to spend on it. The four stages for moving through emotions. Christine’s journey through EST at the tender age of 15 years old. The power of nature and the impact it can have on us The secret formula for life according to Christina About Coach Christin Bill Gates calls her “super high bandwidth.” Bill Clinton has thanked her for “fostering American entrepreneurship.” For over 30 years Leadership and Culture Coach, Serial Entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author Christine Comaford has helped leaders navigate growth and change. Christine is sought after for providing proven strategies to shift executive behavior to create more positive outcomes, enroll and align teams in times of change, profoundly increase sales, product offerings, and company value. Her coaching, consulting and strategies have created hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenue and company value for her clients. The potent neuroscience techniques she teaches are easy to learn and immediately applicable to help leaders see into their blind spots, expand their vision, and more effectively influence outcomes.
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October 01, 2018
The Pausecast Laura Putnam Ep 13 - Wellness at Work Expert
The Pausecast Laura Putnam Ep 13 - Wellness at Work Expert
In this Episode... - Experience a guided "5 3 1" Pause by Laura - Take on the Do Speak Create practice - What's different in life expectancy for the 1st time since 1918 - How to Empower Yourself or Managers to be a Multipler of well being at work About Laura Laura Putnam, MA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being and learning provider and been featured in MSNBC and NPR. She is a former urban public high school teacher, L&D professional, public policy advocate, international community organizer, dancer, gymnast and now a movement-builder in the world of health and well-being. With a mission to get people and organizations “in motion,” she is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award. A graduate of Brown University and Stanford University, Laura lives in San Francisco with her fiancé. More about Laura and mentioned upcoming events & workshops http://www.motioninfusion.com/ Music Credit: Deep by Savfk www.youtube.com/savfkmusic www.facebook.com/savfkmusic
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August 06, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 1 with Roman Krznaric
The Pausecast Ep 1 with Roman Krznaric
In this episode of The Pausecast, Rachael and Roman discuss... What pausing means, and how to find out what matters while pausing The Carpe Diem project and why pausing plays in important role in presence What Carpe Diem and Pausing have in common and how you can incorporate more of both into your life About Roman Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living and social change. His books, which include Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in over 20 languages. He is founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. His writings on empathy have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs, and designers. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here. Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His forthcoming book, Carpe Diem Reclaimed, will be published by the award-winning crowdfunding publisher Unbound.  Find out more about Roman and how to contribute to his crowdsourcing campaign for Carpe Diem at romankrznaric.com
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August 04, 2018
The Pausecast Ariane de Bonvoisin Ep. 12
The Pausecast Ariane de Bonvoisin Ep. 12
In this episode 12 Ariane and I discuss... - Ariane's journey - from Stanford to management consulting to extended pausing to author and TED fellow/speaker and Tony Robbins Coach and now children's author on spiritual life lessons - Why she wrote three children's book "Trilogy" of Giggles and Joy - The difference between a work pause and personal pause and why it matters to have both - How to teach a child to breathe - How kids can lead the way in pausing and mindfulness - Tips on best ways to be mindful with kids - Coming up with your non negotiable pause About Ariane Ariane is passionate about helping parents,teachers and care-givers of all kinds, raise happy, conscious, healthy and empowered kids! Her books are a contribution to that intention. She is a best selling author, a speaker and has previously worked in the varied fields of consulting, big media, Venture Capital and startups. She considers herself a global soul having lived all over the world. She recently moved from Cape Town to NYC, where she now lives with her husband and son, Everest. You can find out more about her and her work at arianestudio.com Giggles and Joy Book Trilogy Set: https://amzn.to/2J2rnIa
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June 12, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 10 with Alice Boyes
The Pausecast Ep 10 with Alice Boyes
In this episode of The Pausecast... Dr. Alice Boyes, a former clinical psychologist and researcher turned writer, joins us to explore how pausing is good for a healthy mind Enjoy a pause bodyscan led by Alice Learn a few self-care techniques & systems to reduce stress  Tips for keeping an optimal healthy mind including managing to-do lists, how technology can help and hinder a healthy mind, and ways to avoid  What we can do to change habits long term and avoid the mechanisms of self-sabotage About Dr. Alice Boyes Originally from New Zealand, Alice Boyes is a former clinical psychologist and researcher turned writer. She is the author of The Healthy Mind Toolkit (2018) and The Anxiety Toolkit (2015). The ebook version of my first book, The Anxiety Toolkit, made the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list.  @draliceboyes 5 Strategies for Getting Unstuck - Oprah's bookclub excerpt
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May 12, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 9 with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
The Pausecast Ep 9 with Dawa Tarchin Phillips
In this episode of The Pausecast...  Lama Dawa joins us to share more about how pausing can help overwhelm, stress, burnout and greater openings to have more in your life. What a rich discussion on the practice of pausing.  Meditation pause led by Dawa Dawa's insights on stress and top causes of major stresses in life and the beliefs to get curious about, and choosing to pause How pausing helps leadership development Dawa's 30 day extended pause pilgrimage and the trip of a lifetime you can join and why it is so connected to the Earth. About Dawa Tarchin Phillips Dawa Tarchin Phillips is Founder/CEO of Empowerment Holdings, the co-founder of the Mindful Leadership Online Training Conference, the world’s largest online training conference for mindful leaders. He is a mindfulness and meditation expert, author, entrepreneur, spiritual teacher, researcher and educator. He is the acting President of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, the world’s first global professional organization for Mindfulness teaching professionals, and founder of The Mindful Leadership Tribe, an online community of mindful leaders. Dawa completed two 3-year meditation retreats and teaches mindfulness and meditation, awakened business and mindful leadership around the world.  @dawaphillips 30 day Awakened World Pilgrimage across 5 Continents  May 11-June 11th 2018 - details and registration: https://www.awakenedworldpilgrimage.com/ Bonus: Awakened Meditation http://www.dawatarchinphillips.com/awakeningpresencebonus/
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May 12, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 8 with Dr. Amishi Jha
The Pausecast Ep 8 with Dr. Amishi Jha
In this episode of The Pausecast...  Dr. Amishi Jha, neuroscientist and U. of Miami Professor shares what she is discovering through her neuro research lab in high performing and high stressed groups. We discuss: Have we hit a mindfulness tipping point? What we're learning about mindfulness and the guidance behind training our minds. What brain training games are training and what they help us get good at (and what they miss). How generalized mindfulness training works. How mindfulness training & tools are helping the pre-deployed military do jobs better and the magic number we found in this research. What the heck is MBAT? Dr. Amishi's favorite ways to pause. Why a Pause Pledge is important About Dr. Amishi Jha Dr. Amishi Jha is neuroscientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania.  She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience. Amishi's Talks At Google referenced: https://youtu.be/nwt7b_luY_4  Amishi's TED Talk Taming Your Wandering Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df2JBnql8lc  Mindfulness @UofMiami http://mindfulness.miami.edu/  Amishi's Web Site attention.miami.edu
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May 12, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 7 with Caroline Miller
The Pausecast Ep 7 with Caroline Miller
In this Episode: - Learn how Caroline discovered Grit and how it applies to positive (pauseative) psychology - How Grit can help you overcome any challenge and / or obstacle - Discover a few techniques how you can harness the power of grit and pausing to lead a more satisfying life About Caroline Miller aroline Adams Miller, MAPP is an internationally-known coach, author and speaker on the topic of grit, goal accomplishment and their connection with happiness, and is recognized as one of the world’s leaders on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.  You can find Caroline on her website and more about her book on this topic at www.carolinemiller.com
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May 12, 2018
The Pausecast Daniel Goleman Ep 11
The Pausecast Daniel Goleman Ep 11
In this episode of The Pausecast... Experience a guided pause led by Dr. Dan Goleman What the research shows on meditation and how it benefits emotional intelligence (and elaborated on in Dan's book Altered Traits) Dan's new research-based coaching model and why it is important how his (updated) EI research-based model and the 12 sub-categories to develop as EI skills that help strengthen the building blocks of EI How executives can develop skills to coach their direct reports using the new EI Coaching program and how any leader can develop these skills Learn the five primary emotions and how emotions like fear and anger can be shifted into assertion and using them to be a better leader How tuning in to know your own emotional intelligence helps be in better relationship with others How Dan contributes to his own transformation and how he handles hijacks About Daniel Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., known for his bestselling books on emotional intelligence, has a long-standing interest in meditation dating back to his two years in India as a graduate student at Harvard. A psychologist who for many years reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times, Dr. Goleman previously was a visiting faculty member at Harvard. Dr. Goleman has received many journalistic awards for his writing, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize for his articles in the Times, and a Career Achievement award for journalism from the American Psychological Association. Referenced links: Dan's website: http://www.danielgoleman.info/ Key Step Media: Dan's publications and coaching program: https://www.keystepmedia.com/ EI Coaching Certification: https://www.keystepmedia.com/emotional-intelligence-coaching-certification/ 12 Primers for EI sub-categories: https://www.keystepmedia.com/shop/12-leadership-competency-primers/#.WvcdldMvzOQ Dr. Paul Ekman's work on facial expressions: https://www.paulekman.com/
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May 12, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 3 with Christine Arylo
The Pausecast Ep 3 with Christine Arylo
In this episode of the Pausecast, Christine and Rachael... ​Experience a guided pause led by Christine Discuss how Christine defines a pause as a self declared over-achiever, and how it relates to the sacred feminine (and what that really means). Learn how men and women can practice the feminine superpower of pause through various ways including creating "space days" and other ideas to reprogram ourselves to allow for more time to be. Discuss how to optimally pause and align your focus using the cues from Mother Earth. About Christine Christine is a transformational teacher, women’s leadership advisor, recognized speaker and three-time best selling author. She's also an expert in the feminine superpower of pausing (and I can attest to that!). Christine founded an international self-love movement ten years ago, whose mission it is educate girls and women worldwide on how to tangibly, practically and powerfully stay true to themselves no matter what. She spent over 15 years studying and teaching others ancient wisdom that she's modified for our modern lives and world.  You can check out more info at www.ChristineArylo.com and download her free super power kit she mentions at femininesuperpowerkit.com.
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May 08, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 2 with Karen Henson Jones
The Pausecast Ep 2 with Karen Henson Jones
In this episode Karen and Rachael discuss...​ How Karen got into her NDE situation and ended up on the operating table about to take the "extreme pause" of her life (we're so glad she didn't!) How meeting Jesus changed her life forever and how it has impacted her today What Heart of Miracles and Pausing have in common and why pausing is so important About Karen Karen Henson Jones was on the conventional path to success in the corporate world when a sudden cardiac event at the age of 30 took her to the brink of death. During an otherworldly experience, she was presented with a choice to leave her body or to return to Earth. When her request to live was granted, Karen was forced to come to terms with the life she had been living. Karen Henson Jones is a Philippine-American author. She has been featured on CNN Philippines Profiles, and in The Washington Post, Yoga Journal Russia and LA YOGA. She is also a  frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. She attended the Lam Rim teachings taught by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in India. Karen is a graduate of Cornell University and London Business School. Find out more about Karen at karenhensonjones.com
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May 08, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 4 with Jenny Blake
The Pausecast Ep 4 with Jenny Blake
In this episode of The Pausecast... Get calm and centered listening to an inspiring pause led by Jenny Learn how to trust yourself when you don't know the outcome in a period of uncertainty How pivoting (and pausing as part of it) can lead you to getting better at managing change and having a high impact life About Jenny​ Jenny Blake is an author, career, and business strategist and international speaker who helps smart people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. With two years at a technology start-up as the first employee, five years at Google on the Training and Career Development teams, and over five years of running her own business, Jenny combines her love of technology with her superpower of simplifying complexity to help clients pivot their career or business. Jenny writes about systems at the intersection of mind, body, and business at JennyBlake.me. She is a yoga fanatic and avid book worm. Dogs, dancing, gadgets, writing, traveling, and long meals with friends all make her pretty happy too. Jenny is based in New York City, where she imagines she’s starring in a movie whenever she walks through its crowded streets.  Fun fact: Her StrengthsFinder strengths are Relator, Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Activator. @jenny_blake Check out www.pivotmethod.com/toolkit for resources Jenny shares in this pausecast.
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May 08, 2018
The Pausecast Episode 6 with Lisen Stromberg
The Pausecast Episode 6 with Lisen Stromberg
In this Episode... Join Lisen as she leads her version of a Pause with your 80 year old self Lisen shares how her new book, Work Pause Thrive was influenced by Sheryl Sandberg, Lisen's research interviewing over 1500+ women, her journalism background, and her experience in the advertising world Why pausing isn't a women's issue, it is a work place issue. How can you integrate healthy work place integration through pausing and work smarter Know what to expect if you choose to leave the workforce, and nurture your career if you return.
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May 08, 2018
The Pausecast Ep 5 with Mike Robbins
The Pausecast Ep 5 with Mike Robbins
Pause with Mike as he invites us to be present. Learn how Mike's unintentional pause led him to his dream job and finding the love of his life. Find out why learning how to pause is important no matter how busy you are, and why we need to change the workaholic story. Soak up a few tips that Mike uses to pause, and use them to bring your full self to work. About Mike Mike Robbins is the author of four books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.  His latest book is Bring Your Whole Self to Work that was published May 2018. For more info on Mike: http://mike-robbins.com
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May 08, 2018