ZenFounder

If you like Mixergy, Reboot, Jerry Colonna and other podcasts that focus on the mental and emotional side of startups, you'll love Zen Founder. Join Sherry Walling on this weekly show about staying sane while ...more

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June 10, 2022 00:27:04
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Episode 313: Summer of Sanity: Dying To Be a Good Parent w/ Heather Chauvin

In this episode Sherry talks with author, TEDx speaker, and storyteller Heather Chauvin about how she reshaped her outlook on life and how she wanted to show up as a mother after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. They talk about raising teens and some core concepts on parenting from her book “dying to be a good mother”. Heather’s Book Heather’s Podcast ...

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June 03, 2022 00:31:19
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Episode 312: Psychedelics to Heal the Injuries of War with Amber Capone

In this episode Sherry talks with Amber Capone, Co-Founder of VETS: Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, Inc. VETS is nonprofit providing for U.S. military veterans seeking psychedelic-assisted therapy. Amber tells the story of her husband, who is a former U.S. Navy SEAL, and his struggle of transitioning to civilian life, dealing with depression and PTSD, and the journey of fail treatments until they finally found something that worked. VETS ...

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May 20, 2022 00:43:24
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Episode 311: One Company's Strategy to Support their Ukraine-Based Team, with Andrew Amann

In this episode Sherry interviews Andrew Amann, CEO of NineTwoThree Digital Ventures, an agency that builds apps for mobile and web. Whats interesting about Andrew’s story is his company faced a unique challenge this past few months as 25 members of his team are based in Ukraine. He joins the podcast to talk about how his company has supported those team members and what he is learning about leadership and mental health from this experience. NineTwoThree.co NineTwoThree Blog ...

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May 13, 2022 00:28:06
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Episode 310: Changing the Model, with Marika Reese

In this episode Sherry interviews Marika Reese who formed the “Community Healing Team” in Minnesota. The healing team is comprised of members of the African American community, including barbers, political activists, politicians and faith leaders focused on the mental health of their local community. Marika talks about the unique set of challenges she faces pursuing a non-conventional approach to mental health outreach. ...

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May 06, 2022 00:36:41
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Episode 309: The Mental Health Benefits of Performance Optimization, with Andrew Herr

In this episode Sherry interviews Andrew Herr, CEO of Fount, a company whose mission is designing a suite of health and performance solutions to give the mind and body what they need to perform at their best. Andrew’s vision is to figure out how to apply the science of individualized performance optimization to the population at scale. He also gives some practical tips entrepreneurs can start doing to increase cognitive performance. ...

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April 29, 2022 00:25:45
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Episode 308: Everything Your Ever Wanted to Know about Conflict with Brooke Bergman Parr

One thing that can really undermine someone’s mental well-being, focus, and productivity is conflict. Conflict on the team or conflict at home has the power to disrupt even the most disciplined entrepreneur. Brooke Bergman Parr hosts this episode to talk about 3 different types of conflict (solvable, perpetual, and gridlock) and how to manage them with you or your team. ...

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