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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Mar 14, 2017

Meredith is an alternative investment consultant, one of Inc.com’s 17 inspiring women to watch in 2017, and author of Women of The Street: Why Female Money Managers Generate Higher Returns (And How You Can Too), which won an Axiom Award Gold Medal in 2016. She began her alternative investment career as the Director of Research at Van Hedge Fund Advisors International where she was responsible for manager selection, due diligence, index construction and aggregate industry research for the $500 million fund of funds.

Meredith was then recruited by hedge fund analytics provider PerTrac Financial Solutions. Her research on emerging managers, initiated in 2006, and women and minority-owned funds created new investment categories. It has changed the way investors and money managers behave - both in the way investors allocate and how money managers market to and seek investors.

Meredith served as Director of the Rothstein Kass Institute, an Alternative Investment Think Tank at the professional services firm Rothstein Kass (RKCO). There she created the first Women in Alternative Investments Hedge Fund Index to measure performance of female hedge fund and private equity managers.

Meredith is a foodie and wine lover and maintains a love of charcoal and open flames when it comes to her own cooking. She is a figure skater and skates weekly, relying on an inexplicable addiction to decaffeinated coffee for her early morning ice times.

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Mar 2, 2017

Claudia Perlich is a professional in the growing field of data science. With more than 50 published scientific articles, she is a widely acclaimed expert on big data and machine learning applications.

Claudia is the past winner of the Advertising Research Foundation’s (ARF) Grand Innovation Award and has been selected for Crain’s New York’s 40 Under 40 list, Wired Magazine’s Smart List, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People.

Claudia holds multiple patents in machine learning.  And has worked at IBM’s Watson Research Center, focusing on data analytics and machine learning.  She is currently the Chief Scientist at a startup company called Dstillary. She holds a PhD in Information Systems from New York University (where she continues to teach at the Stern School of Business), and an MA in Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

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Feb 23, 2017

Jennifer Schneider is the Chief Medical Officer for Livongo Health. Prior to joining Livongo, Jenny held several leadership roles at Castlight Health, most recently as Chief Medical Officer. She has held leadership roles in the provider setting as a health services researcher and Chief Resident at Stanford Hospital. She has practiced medicine as an attending physician at Stanford, The Palo Alto VA, and Kaiser Permanente. Jenny has an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, received her MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and MS in Health Services Research from Stanford University. She completed her internal medicine residency at Stanford University Hospital.

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Feb 15, 2017

DelRae Messer, Doctor of Chiropractic, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in March 2007.

DelRae was the developer of her own nutraceutical line, Dr DelRae Detox & Weight Loss System and has been featured on ShopNBC with Suzanne Somers, Fit and Firm Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, Southwest Metro Magazine, local and regional radio, and contributes to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

DelRae transitioned from her online business and manufacturing her own nutraceutical weight loss system to choosing network marketing after hitting rock bottom emotionally, physically and financially. She was introduced to Isagenix through Angelike Norrie and was moved by her ability to connect with her WHY, which is to leave a lasting legacy for her daughters and create a movement of wellness with global impact.

She now considers herself a Mompreneur and is committed to helping others achieve their goals and create time and financial freedom in their lives through the business of network marketing. Isagenix has given her a vehicle to finally make the impact on people's lives she has always envisioned.

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Feb 8, 2017

Jenny C. Evans is a speaker, award-winning author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, performance, exercise physiology, nutrition and health. She is the founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life – 60 Seconds at a Time. She is also the creator of PowerHouse Hit the Deck, the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing fitness.

Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, her dynamic presentations inspire and educate audiences to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health.

Jenny’s corporate client list includes Yale School of Management, AT&T, Estée Lauder Companies, Comcast, Nationwide, Ameriprise Financial, Procter & Gamble, Target and many other Fortune 500 companies. She has been quoted on National Public Radio, in Health Magazine, Women’s Health, and Redbook, while being showcased on Fastcompany.com, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, Shape.com and Elle.com.

Further, Jenny serves on many advisory boards, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis on Psychology from the University of Minnesota, has been an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor for over 20 years and is a certified Exercise Nutritionist. In her spare time she is a competitive athlete, races duathlons and is an aerial arts performer.

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Feb 2, 2017

Heather Shore is a fashion and trend veteran who discovered a passion for parenthood and a need to help support other breastfeeding and pumping moms by simplifying their dynamic lives. She returned to work after having a child and realized how sparse the clothing options were for breastfeeding and pumping moms. Rather than complaining about it, Heather took action and launched Nourish Collection, an on-trend clothing line designed specifically for women who are breastfeeding or pumping.

Non-Profit Organizations mentioned by Heather during her interview:

PS - Here is the amazing, structured dress that I fell in love with! You can actually breastfeed in this thing!

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Jan 26, 2017

Donna Adams was born and bred in Minnesota and loves winter! She is a Software QA professional with a History degree, but that's not the focus of our interview. Rather, we spend our time talking about her experiences as a competitive powerlifter! Donna has been competing in powerlifting since May, 2015. She holds several current and past Minnesota State Powerlifting records in the Masters 1a division (ages 40-44). She plans to compete in the Masters 1b division (45-49) in 2017.

Donna is an absolute powerhouse! Through her time in the sport of powerlifting, she has discovered her own physical and mental power and is using her blog (www.donnathedestroyer.com) and its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/donnathedestroyer) to share the message of women's empowerment with others.

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Jan 18, 2017

Linda Brandt promotes worksite wellness as a part of a team at Hennepin County Public Health Promotion. In that role, she supports healthy organizational cultures through sharing low- and no-cost resources. In her free time, she founded and co-manages a growing chapter of Lean In circles inspired by Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In. The group has grown from 12 people almost 4 years ago to over 2,100 currently.

During Linda's episode, we get into the best discussion! We talk about the importance of involving men in our work toward gender equality. We talk about how to be an ally for other women and support their passions, and the importance of knowing what you want and negotiating for it.

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Jan 11, 2017

Jen Halvorson grew up in White Bear Lake, MN and recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. Her goal is to have a career in sports broadcasting, although this would be her second career. Her favorite city to visit is Cape Town, South Africa, and she would love to live in New York City. 

When Jen was 12 years old, she broke into the modeling industry, working independently as well as nationally in the U.S. In her episode, we discuss her experience in the industry and the way it impacts people (for good and bad). She talks about how she kept a level head in an industry that throws many people off-track, and she discusses how her experiences have shaped her future goals in journalism and broadcasting. 

Jen leaves us with some great advice on focusing on how you make people feel when you work with them and the importance of maintaining focus on your goals. 

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Jan 4, 2017

Cami Dodge-Lamm was born and raised in Watford City, North Dakota. She attended North Dakota State University in Fargo where she earned a BA in Political Science in 2003. That same year she and her husband moved to Washington DC where Cami proceeded to work for Senator Dorgan of North Dakota, the British Embassy, and as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy. During that time she also earned a Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University.

She currently lives in Vienna, Austria with her husband and two children, and they are currently building a home in Vienna’s 22nd district.

In Cami's episode, we get into such good stuff! We talk about the importance of networking, setting big goals, and how we all can be mentors for others around us.

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Jan 4, 2017

Keepin' it real this week. I wanted to share with you all something that happened to me today because I think it's something that a lot of us struggle with. I hope that by being open and honest about my own experiences, it gives you the courage to be open and honest about yours. 

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Dec 21, 2016

Jen Wheeler picked up a camera in grade school, and proceeded to force her sisters to dress up and model for her "photo studio," which usually consisted of a piece of tagboard taped to a wall. After many years, and after a stint in corporate America, actual clients began to request her portrait services. She specialized in weddings for several years, while nurturing a passion for the one-on-one, fine art nature of boudoir photography.  

In Jen's episode, we get into the reasons why women want to feel beautiful (for themselves vs for others). We talk about trusting yourself to do what comes naturally, and the winding journey that life can take. 

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Dec 14, 2016

This week's guest is professionally known as Dr. Amy Hillard -- psychology professor at Adrian College, a small college in southeast Michigan. Non-professionally, she is known as "Dr. Maims U" ("Maims" or "Maimy," for short) -- roller derby skater on an internationally competitive team called the Ann Arbor Derby DimesHer team is currently ranked #32 out of 400+ leagues IN THE WORLD. Amy began her roller derby career during her last year of graduate school and is currently competing in her sixth season.

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Dec 4, 2016

Lynn Broberg grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota doing some of the normal things that kids from Minnesota do.  During the summers, you could find her on the soccer field, and in the winters, on the ice with her hockey team.  After high school graduation, Lynn attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

After college graduation, Lynn eventually found herself immersed in the field of child and school nutrition.  She's currently the Business Systems Manager for Nutrition Services at Saint Paul Public Schools, and recently earned her School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credentials.  School nutrition isn't the only thing that Lynn eventually found herself immersed in.

As a celebration of her 30th and her aunts 45th birthdays, Lynn made her first tandem skydive on September 17, 2005.  Because of her nerves, it was a jump she almost did not make.  Fast forward 11 years, and you'll find Lynn at a drop zone almost every weekend adding to her over 3,000 skydives and five world records in large formation skydiving.

Listen in as Lynn describes what it's like to jump, how she handles the risks of skydiving, what it's like to be a female in a male dominated sport, and how skydiving has change her life on the ground.

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Dec 4, 2016

Stephanie Dowling began her career by setting and achieving the goal of working with Tom Brokaw on the NBC Nightly News. After being nominated for 2 national Emmy awards, she went on to lead the development of Tommy Hilfiger’s very first website tommy.com. She has worked for nonprofits, in the technology sector, and most recently, she was appointed by the Governor of Arizona as the Deputy Director for the Arizona Office of Tourism. In her episode, she shares with us so many amazing lessons about the importance of positive self-talk, forming your supportive tribe, and setting big goals.

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Dec 4, 2016

In this episode, we dive into Laura's experience as a passenger of Flight 1549 - The Miracle on the Hudson.She recounts her experience from seat 17D from the moment the birds struck the plane, to the emergency landing in the Hudson River, to the evacuation of the aircraft, and her eventual rescue by the Coast Guard.

This inspiring woman has not let her life be defined by a plane crash. She walked away with a new approach to life, and in this podcast episode, she graciously shares those lessons with us.

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Dec 4, 2016

Holy cow, this podcast has officially launched! I can't wait for you to meet the inspiring women I have been interviewing, but before we get into that, I wanted to introduce myself. In this episode, you'll learn a little bit about me and why I created this podcast. This is truly a passion project of mine, and I'm so excited to begin sharing it with you all!

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