Beyond 6 Seconds show

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!


 Episode 43: Becky Curran – Advocating for disability inclusion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:53

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.

 Episode 42: Mark Metry – Humans 2.0 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:53

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.

 Episode 41: Stories for Success – How to get unstuck and move your plot forward (with Valerie Gordon & Carolyn Kiel) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:27

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.

 Episode 40: Andy Storch – How new habits can transform your life and career | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:40

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.

 Episode 39: Erica Stanford – Cryptocurrency Simplified | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:16

Erica Stanford is the co-founder of - 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.

 Episode 38: Cyd Alper-Sedgwick – Feng Shui for healing homes and businesses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:35

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.

 Episode 37: Malavika Vivek – Girls Make Apps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:04

This episode features Malavika Vivek, the cofounder of Girls Make Apps (, 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.

 Episode 36: The Evolution of Beyond 6 Seconds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:39

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.

 Episode 35: Deborah Tan-Pink – How resilience and grit can beat bullies and grow your career | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

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.

 Episode 34: Jake Melton – Minimalism, Simplicity and “Cutting the Crap” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:02

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 for more information.

 Episode 33: Dave Sanderson – How to thrive after your personal plane crash moment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:44

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 to learn more, and text BRACE4IMPACT to 797979 to receive a free video gift from Dave!

 Episode 32: Tiffany Pham – You Are a Mogul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:20

Tiffany Pham is the Founder & CEO of Mogul (, 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.

 Episode 31: Bob Sager – Innovation, entrepreneurship and finding your BIG Idea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:16

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!

 Episode 30: Carin Rockind – Empowering women to reclaim their happiness & uncover their purpose | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:43

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 ( 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 for a free Living on Purpose Guide.

 Episode 29: Kenn Day – Finding Connection with the Communal Soul in Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:58

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


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