Doable Change

Your actionable podcast and online community for making things better. Each week we interview an expert in change. From personal growth to organizational change to cultural/political shifts, this is where passionate people move from ideas to actions, starting today and finishing for good. Doable Change: You Got This!
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Doable Change was a podcast active in 2017. All 11 episodes of the podcast remain available here. The mentioned giveaways, Patreon campaign, and that iteration of the community have all concluded. Now we're on to a new chapter!

From personal growth to organizational change to cultural/political shifts, this is where passionate people make change doable, starting today and finishing for good. Doable change: you got this!

Jan 7, 2017

5min introduction to the Doable Change podcast & community describing the intentions and format of this weekly podcast. This episode's FREE giveaway is eBook "Just Do The Thing: A Guide"

Jan 16, 2017

Today we'll be talking with someone whose bio reads like a modern fairy tale. She's worked with some of the biggest names in music and show business before they were big, and then helped them deal with the life altering impacts of that success. She's the person the Grammy Awards bring in when there's been a bomb threat, to ensure that the coast is clear. She's worked with governments in hostage negotiations to bring people to safety. And with world-renown scientists on communications between species. She works with corporations to be more effective and less destructive. She's helped thousands and thousands of people directly through physical healing work, and her psychological work with entire family systems. But you've probably never hear her name: our guest today is Phyllis Laursen. I was fortunate enough to meet Phyllis when I a mere 15 years old, and I'm happy to say that we've been friends ever since. Here's my conversation with Phyllis on making change doable, here on Doable Change. 

Don't forget the FREE GIVEAWAY at the end of each episode!

Jan 18, 2017

Douglas HubbardToday we'll talk with a statistician who's helped several governments, hundreds of organizations, and tens of thousands people measure the value of change. Get ready for a very interesting conversation Douglas Hubbard, author of serval books including "How To Measure Anything". 

This episode's FREE giveaway is a copy of that book.

Jan 25, 2017

Julie DirksenOur guest today is an authority on learning and behavior change. Author of the book "Design for how people learn" Julie Dirksen combines modern usability research with psychological studies and behavioral economics to help people learn better. She's also delightfully practical and always seems to have some real-world example to illustrate a larger point. I hope you enjoy today's conversation about learning and change, here on Doable change. 

This episodes GIVEAWAY is a copy of Julie's book. Just text the word "Doable" to 44222 (or tweet to @DoableChange if outside the USA) for your chance to win.

Feb 2, 2017

Bronkar LeeBronkar Lee has performed all over the world from The Tonight Show to Madison Square Garden to Superbowl commercials as the world's only rhythmic juggling beatboxer. These days he's busy being speaker, author, coach, and new father. He and his wife Cyndi recently wrote "BAM: The Bold Achievement Method" and lead online courses about learning skills and achieving success. We'll talk about the role of commitment in making change doable.

Feb 8, 2017

Julian StoddOur guest today creates and implements innovative strategies for improved Leadership, Culture change, and effective Learning design. Julian Stodd founded Sea Salt Learning to better serve his extensive global client list, while he continues to research, write, and share widely. We're happy to speak with him on Doable Change about adapting to this age of change.

This week's FREE giveaway is our guest's most recent book "The Social Leadership Handbook". Thanks to Julian's generosity, we're giving away not just one copy of "The Social Leadership Handbook" but five copies, making it easier to win than ever! Just write rate & review this podcast on iTunes, then email or tweet to let us know who you are, and we'll follow up with a direct message to send you your copy if you won. If you're in the US, just text the word "doable" to 44222 to get started. 

Feb 16, 2017

Denise LynchOur guest today has personally conducted over 10,000 private sessions, helping people make changes doable in their own lives. She's also taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of people about how to master the skills needed to work directly with the subconscious mind. As owner of the Changes Now hypnotherapy clinic, The Utah School of Hypnosis, and a certified Master Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists, Denise Lynch knows a thing or two about how the human mind functions, and how to work with it in a very practical sense. She also has a dozen audio processes available on her Clear Mind label, including "Living an Empowered Life" which for over a year was one of the top Self-Development audiobook on iTunes. She's also my partner, both in business and in life. I'm proud to say we'll celebrate our 5th anniversary this year. We recorded this episode on Valentine's Day, and I hope you enjoy our conversation about Change and The Mind.

Takeaway #1: You can outsmart your own mind. Doing this requires resetting our subconscious triggers, and because it's hard to consciously work with your own subconscious, working with a professional hypnotist can really make huge a difference.
Takeaway #2: Hypnosis is the easiest way to align your subconscious beliefs with your conscious goal. When this happens, the goal becomes practically inevitable because changes made at the level of our beliefs automatically manifest in effortless shifts in our lives.
Takeaway #3: The subconscious mind responds fairly quickly to the repetition of clear messages. Affirmations alone are not usually enough, but can help cement our beliefs in a new direction of our choosing.

GIVEAWAY: Denise would like to gift a copy of her "Freedom From Stress" and "Manifesting Wealth and Abundance" titles to the next two people to rate & review this podcast on iTunes. If you're in the US, just text the word "doable" to 44222 to get started.

Feb 23, 2017

David CorbinToday we talk with award-winning inventor and best-selling author, David Corbin. Businesses praise him for helping to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to their bottom line as a consultant, and being one of their top motivational speakers. He's helped clients such as Visa, Hallmark, AT&T, Calvin Klein, Home Depot, Domino's Pizza, and agencies like Department of Veterans Affairs and Internal Revenue Service figure out which way is forward when nothing seems certain. Get ready for an engaging conversation about mastering change, here on Doable Change.

FREE giveaway at end of podcast! David would like to gift a signed copy of his NYT bestselling book "Illuminate" for sharing this podcast with your all friends on social media. Just use hashtag #DoableChange on Facebook or Twitter when publicly sharing a link to this podcast, and you'll be automatically entered to win!

Mar 2, 2017

Michael StockerToday we'll be speaking with a musician and audio engineer turned founder/director non-profit that's changing the way the world thinks about sound. From mixing films like the classic "Koyaanisqatsi" to helping create ISO standards on underwater metrics to speaking at environmental and scientific conferences all over the world and helping shift military and government policy, Michael Stocker is all about making change doable. 

Against the odds, his work with Ocean Conservation Research has lead to real changes in the way the decisions are made about noise in our oceans. Here he reveals how that's happened, and what else has changed in the last 25 years.

We'll also be giving away a FREE copy of his book "Hear Where We Are: Science, Ecology, and a Sense of Place"

Mar 9, 2017

Sam RogersToday is not like our normally scheduled episodes. Instead of a guest interview, it's a checkpoint of sorts. We've asked every guest how they measure their changemaking successes and how they know when they're off track. Here's our chance take a few minutes to examine this for Doable Change itself. The podcast is all about focusing our awareness on integrating best practices, after all.

This episode's giveaway is a copy of the album "Could Love" by Sam Rogers (aka The One Mouth Band).

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Mar 16, 2017

Alicia DattnerOur guest today was voted "Best Comedian" in San Francisco several times for her standup and solo shows. But Alicia Dattner is more than just funny, she also works with groups and individuals on storytelling, self-expression, and creativity in business. We first met on stage years ago as she was improvising some 60-second life stories from members of the audience, and jumped in to serve as the impromptu backup band. Conversations with Alicia are usually fun and rarely predictable. I was pleasantly surprised to end up talking with her about the feminine side of change, here on Doable Change.

Takeaway #1: Feeling stuck? Look for the fear, there are probably a few layers of it that are sticking together and clogging things up for you. One antidote is to simply notice and accept fear, without a need to change it. Often this can dislodge and de-power resistances, helping things just fall away.
Takeaway #2: Embrace the feminine side of change. This is not a substitute for basic goals and planning, but it is critical component of flow. Nourish your emotional responses, give them room, let them move. This exploration may not lead directly to the goal as originally stated but it will lead to something. Likely something even more worthwhile.
Takeaway #3: Getting upset is a great clue. It's a sign that you really care about something. This is not something to placate or to fix, instead it is something to celebrate and to explore further. Try following that care, and seeing where it leads you.

This episode's giveaway is a copy of Alicia Dattner's book "Getting Shit Done: The Art of Feeling Good about Doing Nothing, Faster"

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