Category: Podcast

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Restoring Normality with Jonni Pollard

Jonni Pollard is best known for bringing meditation to the mainstream through his organization, 1 Giant Mind and its Learn to Meditate smartphone app. As one of the top rated meditation apps, 1 Giant Mind has taught hundreds of thousands of people worldwide how to meditate for free.

He is also recognized for leading mass meditations at some of the world’s biggest lifestyle events and festivals (Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle, The Big Quiet). Jonni teaches private meditation and personal development for entrepreneurs, CEOs, celebrities, political leaders and wellness experts across yoga and meditation.

More information on the 1 Giant Mind Teacher Training.

Make sure to check out Jonni’s newly released book : The Golden Sequence : A Manual for Reclaiming Our Humanity

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Shedding Your Shell With Arman Afkhami

Arman Afkhami is pure passion and awesome energy. You can’t help but smile when in his presence so it’s not surprising that he’s been a part of Just For Laughs for over 10 years. He’s also been spending time leveling up his is own personal stand-up comedy so make sure to follow his adventure on Instagram!

Even though Arman is known for being that bright light of energy in any room, it does not mean he has not had to face his own mental health challenges. We talk about how he got out of a severe depression and how he keeps his mind fit to handle anything thrown his way.

This episode is dedicated to Arman’s late brother Pejman Afkhami.

For everything Just For Laughs 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Raising Your Energy Levels With Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project is a leading expert on the neurophysiology of human performance. He leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.

Full details on the Flow Genome Project 👉🏻

Flow Genome on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Advocating For YOU with Danny Shea

Danny is part of the team at Thrive Global striving to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology.

Before heading global expansion at Thrive Global Danny spent over ten years at The Huffington Post, where he helped build the company from a startup into the world’s leading online publication.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Resetting the Planet with Darren Austin Hall

Darren Austin Hall has spent much of his life being enchanted by the sacred power of music and sound. Initially, Darren discovered this ability during his childhood, when in moments of solitude, he would find himself impressed upon by a critical mass of interstellar music and channeled sounds.

Sound healing is a great nexus of intersection between ancient wisdom and modern science. It is one of the hotspots for the rebirth of a new renaissance that is opening the possibility of universal truth based on the common ground of vibrational reality.

Follow Darren’s journey & experience his new album 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Finding the Fun Again With Nick Broadhurst

Like his music, there are many layers to Nick Broadhurst. He’s a singer. A songwriter. A film producer. A founding member of Sneaky Sound System. A saxophonist for Flight Facilities. A podcast host, meditation and Ayurveda advocate, visual artist, entrepreneur, performer, father and husband.

Uniting these varied accomplishments is the driving force behind all his work: the pure expression of creativity through music and sharing his most vulnerable moments in life.

For more information about Nick and to follow his journey 👉🏻

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Managing the ‘Sprinting Marathon’ with Isaac Souweine

Isaac is a Partner at Real Ventures focused on pre-seed investments in Montreal-based companies. He’s also the General Manager of FounderFuel. Prior to joining Real, Isaac held product leadership roles in high growth startups (Sonder, Frank + Oak) and large tech companies (Yahoo, Scholastic). Throughout his career, Isaac has been an active mentor, speaker, and organizer with a deep commitment to paying it forward. A husband and father of two, he thinks Montreal is the perfect place to build a world-class startup ecosystem while raising a family.

Follow Isaac’s journey at Real Ventures and FoundersFuel.

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Laugh, Think & Cry Each Day With Perry Monaco

Perry is a customer success leader, storyteller, speaker, marathoner, Elvis fan, barista, father and human.

As the Head of Customer Success at LinkedIn Canada, Perry offers a great perspective around the importance of Mental Fitness in a corporate culture. And it all started by knowing the top 3 apps on the phone of Linked In CEO Jeff Weiner’s home screen.

Jim Valvano ESPY Speech – Laugh, Think & Cry

Follow Perry’s journey on LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Taking Control Of Your Day With Jake Knapp

Jake Knapp is the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint.

Jake spent 10 years at Google and Google Ventures, where he created the Design Sprint. He has since coached teams like Slack, Uber, 23andMe, LEGO, and The New York Times on the method.

Previously, Jake helped build products like Gmail, Google Hangouts, and Microsoft Encarta. He is currently among the world’s tallest designers.

Follow Jake’s journey on : Medium | Twitter

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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A Life of Curiosity With Modern Elder Chip Conley

Chip Conley is a New York Times bestselling author, hospitality entrepreneur, and leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age twenty-six, he founded Joie de Vivre Hospitality and turned it into the second largest boutique hotel brand in the US. Chip is now Strategic Adviser for Hospitality and Leadership at Airbnb. He is the recipient of hospitality’s highest honor, the Pioneer Award.

We talk about his story and the secrets of marrying wisdom and curiosity as a “Modern Elder” in today’s world.


Make sure to check out the Modern Elder Academy

Follow Chip on Instagram | Twitter | Linked In

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Managing Social Anxiety with Natalie Riso

Natalie Riso is a Content Marketing Strategist at Studio71, a YouTube MCN dedicated to putting creators first. She started her journey in content marketing during college where she wrote for Linked In as one of their Campus Editors. By May 2018, she graduated as the #1 most followed student on Linked In with over a quarter million followers.

Follow Natalie on Linked In

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Reframing Your Mind With Ben Nemtin

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ‘What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?’ and the star of the MTV show The Buried Life.

In a pit of depression, Ben and his three best friends decided to create the world’s greatest bucket list to make them feel alive. They bought a rickety old bus and criss-crossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to streaking a soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams.

Follow Ben’s work:
Instagram | Linked In | Twitter | Facebook

Vote for our SXSW Mental Fitness Panel HERE

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Building Your Foundation First With George Khalife

George Khalife is a sales & marketing professional. By day, he works with entrepreneurs, and by night he becomes one himself.

George is the Co-Founder of BookBack (an app for university students to buy/sell books), host of the podcast “Let’s Grab Coffee” (where he interviews successful people across different industries), and Consultant to various startups (helping them refine their story, build a social presence, and grow traction for their brand).

Follow George’s journey on Instagram & Linked In

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud

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Unlocking Your Human Potential With James Madhier

The first LIVE audience KYŌ Conversations Podcast including the full Q&A. This conversation is all about human potential and how to move forward when your human spirit is challenged to its core.

James (Thuch) Madhier is originally from South Sudan, where he lived until age 15 before relocating to a Refugee Camp in northern Kenya during the Sudanese civil war. He then came to the University of Toronto in 2014 through the World University Service of Canada’s Refugee Sponsorship Program where he also founded Rainmaker Enterprise.

James has been highly involved in international cooperation and transformative social justice work, notably with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC), and European Union.

Bringing dignity to the world, one drop at a time –

Help install Rainmaker’s first pilot site – Donate Here

Follow the journey with James on Instagram

Music: Clouds – Joakim Karud