Beyond 6 Seconds
Summary: Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
Becky Curran is the Disability Equality Index (DEI) Director at Disability:IN, where she is responsible for managing the overall DEI program. Born with achondroplastic dwarfism, Becky talks about her life & career as an advocate for increasing disability inclusion.
Mark Metry is the Host of Humans 2.0, a Top 100 podcast where he interviews billionaires, New York Times bestselling authors, and other legendary world-class human beings. He’s also the founder of VU Dream, a virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based in Boston. Mark talks about his early entrepreneurial success, battling extreme social anxiety, and what set him on the path to reach his full potential.
Beyond 6 Seconds host Carolyn Kiel is interviewed by Valerie Gordon, a 10-time Emmy award-winning television producer and owner of the career and communication strategy firm, Commander-in-She. Carolyn talks about a time in her career when she felt stuck and what she did to get unstuck, then Valerie & Carolyn share practical tips and advice for getting unstuck.
Andy Storch is a consultant, coach and facilitator who helps his clients turn strategy into action and coaches people to do the best work of their lives. Andy shares how the book “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod inspired him to transform his life and career by building six habits for success: meditation, exercise, writing, reading, affirmations and visualizations. He also talks about the impact that hosting podcasts and attending conferences have had on growing his career and business relationships.
Erica Stanford is the co-founder of cryptocurrencysimplified.com - a project aiming to make crypto and blockchain be better understood and adopted by the mainstream public. On this episode, she discusses how this website provides unbiased, reliable resources to help people learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency. Erica also shares advice on how crypto investors can protect themselves against scams, hackers and fraud.
Cyd Alper-Sedgwick is a Feng Shui Master who also brings her expertise as an Interior Designer into her consultations. Cyd shares how she learned to practice Feng Shui, how it became her career, and how she makes people’s homes flow with positive energy and clears out negative energy. She also shares how Feng Shui can guide people in purchasing their homes, furnishing their houses, cultivating positive energy in their businesses, and clearing blockages within their hearts and minds.
This episode features Malavika Vivek, the cofounder of Girls Make Apps (www.girlsmakeapps.org), a U.S. nonprofit she began as a high school junior in 2016. To date, Girls Make Apps has inspired hundreds of girls and women from middle school through college to enter the world of tech through free workshops, programs and hackathons across the country, and has worked with educators to improve computer science education in public schools.
In this mini-episode of Beyond 6 Seconds, our host Carolyn Kiel shares her blog post about why she started podcasting and what she’s learned since publishing the first episodes at the beginning of this year.
Deborah Tan-Pink and I talk about how she built her resilience and grit during her school years, when she was bullied by both students and teachers – and how she used that resilience and grit to rise quickly from intern to Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Singapore, with skills and a mindset that helped her grow and pivot her career. She also shares her thoughts on how parents can support their children when they are dealing with bullies.
Jake Melton is a keynote speaker, author and change expert who focuses on minimalism and simplicity. In this episode, Jake shares how several difficult experiences at work started him on a mission to build healthy effective workplaces, what inspired him to write his book called “Minimalize to Maximize Your Happiness: Cut the Crap“ and about his experience as a public speaker with Tourette syndrome. Visit www.jakebmelton.com for more information.
Dave Sanderson was on a business trip on January 15th, 2009 that would change his life forever – because he was a passenger on US Airways Flight 1549, also known as “The Miracle on the Hudson”. Dave talks about surviving the crash and growing from this traumatic experience. He also shares strategies that anyone can use to thrive after their own “personal plane crash” moments. Visit www.davesandersonspeaks.com to learn more, and text BRACE4IMPACT to 797979 to receive a free video gift from Dave!
Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul (www.onmogul.com), an award-winning worldwide online platform that enables women to connect, share information, and access knowledge from each other. She is also the author of the best-selling business book, You Are a Mogul. Tiffany shares her incredible journey from young immigrant to Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, and what inspired her to build Mogul -- which now reaches 18 million women per week from over 196 countries.
Bob Sager, the founder of SpearPoint Solutions LLC, helps people use innovative thinking to create practical solutions for business and life. Bob shares the lessons he learned early in his career that fueled his success as an entrepreneur, and why he invented What's the BIG Idea?, a game that helps people innovate and have fun at the same time. Listen to the end of the episode for a free special offer from Bob!
Carin Rockind is a happiness expert, motivational speaker and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. On 10/18/18 she is launching the first annual Women's Global Happiness Day (womenshappy.com) in 50+ cities to raise awareness of the women’s depression epidemic. Carin describes how being robbed at gunpoint started her on her journey, how she has overcome obstacles, and shares advice for uncovering your purpose. Visit PurposeGirl.com for a free Living on Purpose Guide.
Kenn Day is a professional Shaman based in Cincinnati, Ohio, who helps companies and organizations rediscover the healing power of deep connection with the collective soul. Kenn describes what a professional shaman does, how his quest to heal from PTSD started him on his journey to become a shaman, and how he has helped businesses tune into their communal souls to heal their cultures and embrace change as gently as possible. Learn more about Kenn’s work at www.bodysoulcincy.com.