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Personal, Professional and Financial Growth one conversation at a time. On the Pursuit of Learning, we talk to authors and subject matter experts across a variety of domains: mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and financial. The premise is that each person we meet knows things we don't and its those nuggets of wisdom that help each of us grow.
 
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We have all seen people with a certain amount of grace, poise, and overall ease of movement. Yet, we sometimes overlook the primary reason behind them: practice makes perfect. Even a corporate athlete’s success is based upon and directly related to repetitive practice inside a set schedule. In today’s episode of the pursuit of learning, we have a f…
 
In this week’s episode, join me as I chat with my friend Jillian Johnsrud on how online hate or criticism affects our mental health. Jillian is a popular public speaker, coach, and writer. We talk about her new book “Fire the Haters: Finding Courage to Create Online in a Critical World.” She also shares her story of paying off debt, how she became …
 
Writing is a skill, and like any other skill, we get better at that when we practice it more. As writers, we should think about what we say. First, however, it is mandatory to think about how we say it. Likewise, we may not have a clear idea of how to be a writer, although many of us want it at some point in our lives. That is why we decided to hav…
 
At the age of 38, Tavona Givens lost her husband due to complications related to H1N1. Today, she shares her story in service of others and works with other women to learn how to manage grief and create new possibilities with life while honoring the past. In this episode, I chat with Tavona about dealing with racism, poverty, and widowhood. Learn t…
 
Creating an environment where everyone can come together and be themselves is essential in every ecosystem. Yet, despite its impact, most of us are less aware of doing it correctly. Today we have Michael Bath, award-winning and best-selling author and global executive with tremendous experience in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. In…
 
How do you deal with grief, find forgiveness and hope after the loss of a loved one due to murder? In this episode, I speak with Hope Reger who lost her son to murder and now supports others dealing with grief with her group Grief 2 Hope. Grief 2 Hope is a virtual peer grief support group that allows grievers a safe space to be their authentic selv…
 
Student debt, financial literacy, and mental health are all intertwined. However, striking the correct balance between these three components is not as simple as it sounds. In today's episode of the Pursuit of Learning, we are having a mind-blowing conversation with someone who has mastered the art of balancing above three elements mentioned above …
 
In this powerful podcast episode, I chat with Lea Landaverde, a first-generation queer, Latina entrepreneur and finance professional about how money trauma shaped her life and career and what she’s doing to uplift others. Learn how to break generational money curses, build wealth and provide for your family while acknowledging your parent’s money t…
 
The whole philosophy behind the Pursuit of Learning podcast is based on the love of learning. And one of the drivers for creating this podcast is ultralearning, which is a concept our guest today emphasizes in his book, “Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career.” Scott Young, entrepreneur, programmer, a…
 
Taking the first step toward a goal or an achievement can seem easy and simple, but it may be the hardest step in some scenarios. Many of us find ourselves in situations where we procrastinate these actions due to a plethora of reasons. This very issue is what our guest today has dedicated his career to addressing. Eric Twiggs, Certified Executive …
 
Do you consider yourself a sensitive person? Do you feel everything very deeply? Do you find criticism, feedback, and conflict very difficult? Learn how you can master your emotions and deal with your sensitivity as I chat with Melody Wilding, author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. We talk about h…
 
Financial literacy is one of the life skills many of us have a hard time developing and don’t pay attention to. When it comes to moms, managing money can easily become a headache as they already have a lot on their plates. And with all the tech quirks of modern society, such as influence social media, it can be even harder to make savvy financial d…
 
What if we could look at our money with joy and gratitude instead of shame and blame? In this episode, I chat with money coach Lauren Canafranca about how to do just that. We also chat about her own financial journey, why judgment never works in money coaching, why we should de-stigmatize debt, and how she helps others step into their financial pow…
 
Kindness is one of the beautiful things that always make our lives better in some way, shape, or form. The more we practice kindness, the better we’ll feel and the better our relationships will be. In today’s episode of the Pursuit of Learning, we’re having a deep conversation with someone who has mastered the art of being kind. Donna Cameron, the …
 
In this week's episode, we're talking about something that everyone has to deal with - and that is TIME. I chat with Holistic Time Consultant and Coach Becca Rich on how time management and a feeling of time scarcity affect our mental health and our ability to earn and manage money. Find out how to spend time based on your values, allow yourself to…
 
The thoughts we have in our minds can heavily influence our emotions, and our thoughts are often affected by what we surround ourselves with. An environment that constantly produces thoughts that provoke anxiety within us can sometimes lead us to depression. Our guest today is someone who has masters the art of overcoming anxiety by understanding h…
 
Dealing with children who have learning disabilities can be quite a challenge. But there are different ways in which parents, teachers, and even school administrators can assist and support them. In this episode, I spoke with Laura Reber, a school psychologist and the founder of Progress Parade, about the various ways people with learning disabilit…
 
Learn how Clint Robert Murphy achieved personal and financial success in life despite struggles with ADHD and depression. Clint is a Chief Financial Officer, real estate investor, writer, and host of the Pursuit of Learning Podcast. In this episode, he shares his story dealing with depression and ADHD, how he became successful as a real estate inve…
 
The way we set our expectations often governs how we feel in many scenarios in our lives. We might feel down when our expectations aren’t met, and on the other hand, setting reasonable expectations can lead to better outcomes. Ben Winter, Team Building Expert, Expectations Guru, and the founder and CEO of Success Improv, joins us today to explore h…
 
Leadership is an essential skill that an organization needs to develop within their member in order to thrive and overcome challenges and obstacles that may stand in its way. In today’s episode of the pursuit of learning, we’re having a fascinating conversation with someone who specializes in helping business leaders radically improve themselves an…
 
In this episode, I interviewed Liz Davidson about how financial wellness and security can impact all areas of your life for the better. Liz is the Founder and CEO of Financial Finesse, the leading provider of workplace financial wellness solutions in the nation. We talk about what financial wellness really means, how the pandemic changed a person’s…
 
How do we build those authentic relationships? What are the most powerful questions we can ask? How can we tell stories in a way that captures attention and inspires others to take action? Today we have Riaz Meghji, Tv Host and Human Connection Keynote Speaker. In today’s episode of the pursuit of learning, we dive deep into his book, ‘Every Conver…
 
In this episode, I chat with Zack Rutledge about how food and exercise can impact your mental health. Zack is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist and a Certified Brain Health Trainer through the Functional Aging Institute. We also talk about his personal story dealing with depression, the gut-brain connection, how a s…
 
Stephanie Hunter is a shadow work facilitator and transformational mentor in Vancouver, BC, and online. She leads programs, including a weekly women’s group with Georgianna Lee of Rising Woman and semi-annual Conscious Relationship Training founded by Phil T. She is gifted with the ability to translate woo-woo into practical terms, for bringing hum…
 
Dr. Lindsay Jernigan is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in South Burlington, Vermont. She also has training in intuitive awareness and healing, which allows for deep, rapid change towards a state of natural health and well-being. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Lindsay about the rise in mental health challenges due to the pandemic and …
 
Today we have Jeff Leisawitz, who is a life coach for creative types, critically acclaimed author, instructor, speaker, and internationally distributed screenwriter, director, and producer. Having won the title, ‘The Best Independent Electronic Artist in the World’, having done over 5000 music placements in film and television, Jeff is also the aut…
 
How do you pay off $150K in debt and become financially free at the age of 32? Learn how Robert Riopel did it as he shares his inspiring story in this week’s episode. Robert is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer, entrepreneur, and best-selling author of “Success Left A Clue”. We chat about paying off debt, mindfulness, and financial freedom.…
 
A loved one being diagnosed with a severe illness is one of the most horrendous experiences we may have to face. And eventually, losing someone you care about is even more devastating. These sorts of experiences turn our whole world upside down, and they sometimes decide heavily influence where we’re headed in our life. Our guest today is someone w…
 
In this week’s episode, I chat with mindfulness coach and life enthusiast Tonikia Steans about mindfulness, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), infidelity, being an adoptive mom and so much more. Tonikia connects some aspects of NLP with mindfulness to help her clients fulfill their life purpose. Please note that she discusses her religious faith a…
 
We live in a world where people are so consumed by their traditional, busy lifestyles and don’t prioritize showing kindness and empathy toward one another. Our guest today is someone who has made it their philosophy and mission to make kindness cool, empathy popular, and compassion commonplace. Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, behavioral scientist, author, spe…
 
Do you have anxiety about spending money or shame around debt? Do you feel like you're in a constant negative loop with your money mindset? You might want to see a financial therapist. Learn more about financial therapy as I chat with Wendy Wright, a financial therapist, founder, and CEO of Financial Therapy Solutions. She sheds light on what finan…
 
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD, is one of the major mental health challenges in the modern world. Caused by numerous traumatic events, including an unexpected death of a loved one, seeing someone being injured or killed, sexual violence, PTSD has become a common psychiatric disorder in N. America. Our guest today is an expert in managing …
 
Welcome back to the Pursuit of Learning Podcast. In today’s episode, we Tracy Lamourie, a high profile international award-winning publicist, author, and the founder of Lamourie Media. Tracy is an inspirational advocate on several worldwide social issues, and she passionately works to help and be a voice for those who are in need. Throughout the ep…
 
Health care costs are a growing concern for many people. But there's one under-utilized tool that can really help and that is a Health Savings Account or HSA. In this episode, I spoke with Begonya Klumb, the Head of HSAs for Fidelity Investments to discuss everything you need to know about HSAs. Learn what it really is, the common myths and misconc…
 
Can you imagine mortgage payments being drawn from your account without your consent? Getting harassed by debt collectors? These are some situations where you need a consumer rights attorney. In this episode, I'm interviewing someone who can help you out with debt collection and consumer needs and that is Taylor Kosla. Taylor Is a Partner in Agruss…
 
Ian Perry is a personal trainer, strength coach and has years of experience working with athletes from a wide range of backgrounds from regular joe and jane to amateur athletes to professional athletes. He is the Director of Performance at Capital Strength Training Systems in Ottawa. Fitness and strength are two things we all should be mindful of. …
 
Learn more about toxic masculinity and how it affects mental health as I chat with Colin Becker. Colin is a video editor based in California and a regular at the Mental Health and Wealth Hangout. We talked about what toxic masculinity is, the factors that contribute to it, and how it affects both men and women. Find out how to help men get out of t…
 
Dr. Calvin Tham is a dentist based in North Delta who has twenty years of experience. He has been an entrepreneur for nineteen years, and is also a professionally trained Co-Active Coach. Throughout the episode, we dive deep into his background growing up as a Chinese-Canadian, building and purchasing private practices, parenting young kids, dealin…
 
I'm excited to share that this is my 50th podcast episode. The Mental Health and Wealth Show is officially binge-able. We have a solo episode today with me sharing some of my reflections on the past year and a half of the podcast as well as some tips to get you through Mental Health Awareness Month. Enjoy! “It can be easy to say like, I’m not drink…
 
Lane Kawaoka, is a real estate investor who owns 4,200+ units across the United States alone and with syndicate partners. He’s also the host of the Simple Passive Cashflow podcast, where he shares his wisdom on investing. Doing what we love and being financially independent is a dream many of us have. This week on the Pursuit of Learning podcast, w…
 
Welcome back to the pursuit of learning podcast. We’re back with the second part of our conversation with Bo-Dean Sanders, the author of “Race Against... ...Against Race.” In the previous episode with Bo-Dean, we talked about the early years of his life and his path to building a successful sports career. Today, we extend that conversation with som…
 
Have you been thinking of investing in real estate but don’t know what to do? Are you hesitant to do it because of mental health reasons like anxiety and fear? Then listen to today’s episode as I interviewed Ogechi Igbokwe. Ogechi is a financial educator, real estate investor, and founder of OneSavvyDollar, a purpose-driven personal finance platfor…
 
Improving diversity and inclusion and building harmony among different cultures and communities is one of the biggest challenges we need to overcome at all levels of society. Our guest today is a pioneer in advocating for diversity and inclusion. Bo-Dean Sanders, a speaker and the author of the book "Race Against... ...Against Race", joins us to ta…
 
Are you suffering from chronic pain and have already tried a lot of different treatments but still no results? Your pain may have an emotional root. Learn more about an alternative way of treating chronic pain as I interviewed Kent Bassett, one of the directors of the documentary film This Might Hurt, and Dr. Howard Schubiner. We talk about their f…
 
Talwinder Terry Sidhu was introduced to meditation, in the Sikh tradition, and yoga at a young age by his Mother as a means to cope with bullying. He has now taught over 200 clients how to meditate in the past two years, including kids. Through teaching meditation, he has helped over a hundred people manage their mental health without medication. A…
 
Masculinity is a concept that has gone through huge transformations over a long time, and the way we perceive masculinity influences our lives in many aspects. Our guest today is a pioneer in inspiring men around the world to shift their experience of masculinity by combining the Primal Masculine with the Divine Masculine. Traver Boehm, the author …
 
Is your money mindset holding you back from wealth? Then listen to this episode as I chat with personal finance best-selling author Barbara Huson. Barbara is the leading authority on women, wealth, and power. She shares how neuroplasticity can change your mindset and rewire your brain for wealth. We also talk about codependency, how to face the fea…
 
Sherianna Boyle is an international, Emotional Detox Coach®, author of nine books, including her most recent Emotional Detox Now: 135 Practices to Renew Your Mind, Heart & Spirit (releases Oct 2021), Emotional Detox and Emotional Detox for Anxiety. Sherianna has been featured in over eighty-five articles and a featured presenter for renowned organi…
 
Since 2009, Jordan Gray has made it his life’s mission to help as many people as possible create their most fulfilling, passionate, love-filled lives. His way of doing this has been through publishing books and hundreds of articles, coaching clients one-on-one in deep-dive sessions, leading weekly men’s groups, and teaching at seminars. To date, hi…
 
In this week’s episode, listen to Dannie Lynn Fountain’s adoption story and how it affected her mental health and wealth. Dannie is a passionate storyteller, marketing strategist at Google, strategic businesswoman, author, doctoral student, and debt-free millennial. She shares her experience of being adopted as a teenager and her grounding techniqu…
 
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