116. Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others

 

“The science shows that the secret to high performance isn’t our biological drive or our reward-and-punishment drive, but our third drive – our deep-seated desire to direct our own lives, to extend and expand our abilities, and to make a contribution.” 

– Daniel Pink, Drive 

A longtime friend and #VARSITY human is in the T&T house!!… I am pumped to welcome Carol Fabrizo to the T&T mic, we are going to cover all things personal evolution, leadership, and coaching. Carol has a WEALTH of experience equal parts personal and professional. She has tackled the corporate world running with the c-suites and VP’s and is now a full-time entrepreneur. Carol is a longtime competitive athlete and gets some extra cardio being mom. Communication has been a running theme in Carol’s life and has now taken the opportunity as a coach to bring all of her expertise to the world to help us (individuals and businesses) consciously decide who we want to become and then help us design the process to make the transformation happen. Athletes know you need to keep good coaches in your life consistently, for the duration of your athletic career. Friendly PSA: We are all athletes in the game of life, needing to lean into that athletic mentality. Good coaches are essential/luxury and can streamline so many processes exponentially. Get someone around you that knows more than you. Check out what Carol has going on and get inspired to dial in and level up, the world is counting on each of us to seek our best selves and show up accordingly. That is the only way to real peace. #NoPressure 🙂

Highlights:

Life and leadership coaching. Leading with the heart vs. the resume. Trial and error. Failure and success. Core values and your personal journey. All things being on time. God, universe, Madonna… and expensive studies that prove we were right. Smart people finding even smarter people. Leading with the heart and humanizing the brand aka telling the truth. Being yourself and not over complicating it. But you probably will, so call Carol.



Carol Fabrizo:
I am a mom, leader, coach, speaker, strategist, advocate and athlete. 
 
My mission is to help individuals and organizations consciously decide who they want to become and then help them design the process to make that transformation happen.
 
I deeply value courage, learning, leadership and joy – which is exactly what it takes to step into a new way of leading, a new career, or a new life. 
 
You can change how you lead. 
 
You can change your life. 
 
I can help. 
 
About:
I’ve made a lot of moves.
 
I was raised in small town Illinois, educated in big city Los Angeles (go Trojans), marinated in Denver, and am now settling down back in the Midwest (Indianapolis) with my Olympian wife and toddler son. 
 
I have been a Big Law lawyer, in-house counsel in a public company, a CEO’s Chief of Staff, and the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer for a high-profile sports organization.
 
I have gone from being an individual contributor to being a leader, a facilitator, an executive, and now a coach.
 
I have become a wife and a mom.
 
I have come out (as gay), over and over again, to every new person I meet.
 
Every one of these transitions came out of some sticking point, a struggle between who I thought I was and who I wanted to become.

And for a long while, I dreaded that process – the questioning, the confusion, the pain of the in between. I knew it was necessary for growth, but I certainly did not enjoy it.  
 
But then I started to see that there is beauty and opportunity in that liminal space. Every struggle and every transition – even (maybe especially) the painful ones – provides an opportunity to connect to who you are now and redefine who you want to become. 
 
That is why I do this work now: to help individuals and organizations see that opportunity and the freedom that comes with those transitions; to help them consciously decide who and what they want to become; and to help them make the transformations necessary to get there.
 
Credentials:
Certified Professional Coach (IPEC)
Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (IPEC)
University of Southern California, Juris Doctorate 
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
You can read more about where I’ve worked (including Gibson Dunn, Vail Resorts, and USA Gymnastics) on my LinkedIn profile
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Other Tidbits:
Core Values: Courage, Learning, Leadership, Joy & Family
Top strengths (Clifton): Achiever, Learner, Arranger, Command, Individualization
Giving a talk at 8-months pregnant on the power of “What If?”
Talking about external validation, feedback and my former jobs on the What Didn’t Kill You podcast 
Other things I love: coffee, intersectional feminism, reading actual books, lifting heavy things, debating for fun, most forms of exercise (sometimes running), all desserts made of chocolate and being in nature. 
 
www.carolfabriziocoaching.com
@Carol.Fabrizo 

 

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115. T&T Open Mic: Ted Grant, Viveau

 

“We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”

-Alfred Newman

I am so excited about this- graceful disruptors in the CPG (consumer packaged goods) space!! You know I love my REAL natural CPG’s, but they are oh-so-hard to come by! When I saw this product, I knew I had to have a conversation with them and luckily, I happen to know someone directly in the mix.  Sparkling water has been all the rage over the past 5+ years, with many debates around the “natural” flavoring. Yes, most of them are calorie free and the ingredients usually say, sparkling water and natural flavoring- not telling us much. The term “natural flavoring” can mean a lot and there are a lot of shades of grey here. Jump in on this convo to hear from Ted Grant, Co-Founder of Viveau, a sparkling mineral water with REAL ingredients. Ted is a longtime entrepreneur, Michelin-Star Chef,  and Dad… in the pursuit of real, good, food. Ted shares his journey, passion, and expertise around seeking real ingredients and the new age process of leading with the heart (instead of chasing profitable margins). The consumer is evolving and so are SOME businesses around us, Ted and Viveau are excellent examples of disruptors “questioning a better way”, living by it, and reaping the rewards from it. If you are an entrepreneur, foodie, chef, or anyone looking to change up the traditional ways of business/living, this one’s for you. Enjoy!

Highlights:

Graceful disruption. Sparking water and natural flavors not being so natural. Passion over paycheck, that leads to a paycheck. Building the right team and creating the right culture aka… The vibe attracts the tribe. Being in alignment with your personal and professional life. Grassroots to boardroom. Creative marketing strategy and evolution. Strategic partnerships. Health, wealth, and balance. Maybe a good cocktail recipe or two… 🙂



 Viveau:
Creating Viveau has always been about accelerating a real food movement for people and planet. That’s why every ingredient comes from the earth, not the lab. No sugar added and no hard-to-pronounce chemicals or so-called “natural flavours”. Just real ingredients for a beverage that’s really refreshing.
 
A tale of two visionaries:
One day at a vineyard in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, two guys named Ted and Hanspeter were complaining they couldn’t find any sparkling waters that used real ingredients.

Instead, it seemed the industry was saturated with beverages filled with sugar, artificial preservatives, and “natural flavours”— which could mean anything from chemical additives to derived flavouring constituents.
 
As champions of the real food movement — with real lifetime expertise in the food and beverage world — Ted and Hanspeter became determined to challenge the lack of truth and transparency in the marketplace. 

It was time to create the first Canadian-made sparkling water made with actual honest-to-goodness real fruit and the safest, highest-quality water possible. 
 
The Founders:
 
Ted Grant, The Michelin-Star Chef
Chef, gastronomy guru, and food product developer, Ted has worked on five continents supporting a variety of businesses and educational institutions with his vision, enthusiasm, and devoted work ethic.
 
Hanspeter Stutz, The Trailblazer
A pioneer in the Canadian wine and cider landscape, Hanspeter is the founder of the renowned Grand Pré Winery. He brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to every project and every product he creates.
www.DrinkViveau.com
@drinkviveau
 

 

 

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114. The Evolution Of Corporate Wellness

 

“Good health IS good business”

Paul Drechsler (CEO, Wates Group Limited)

I am excited to welcome Laura Timbrook to the T&T mic! Laura is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, international speaker, fellow podcasters, and well-being strategist for the manufacturing industry. Health and wellness in the corporate environment has never been more important than it is right now. We not only need to feel safe at work #covid, but ideally, we WANT to actually be there. The old school way of leading by authority and grinding out 40+ hours a week regardless if you are passionate about your work or not- no longer suffices. We spend so much time at work and with our fellow employees- most likely building someone else’s dream (even if you love it), it’s critical that employers (or any situation leading people) foster a whole human, welcoming environment, meaning that wellness and welling being come first for the team and community at large. Dialing into corporate wellness can not only build moral and retain employees longer, it can also make employees more productive, happier at work, and less likely to take additional sick days off. If you are a business owner, coach, parent, or leader in any capacity, this is the convo for you! Facilitate an environment of well-being and you will reap the world in so many ways, including your pocketbook. You might even be doing more correctly than you think and/or it could be small steps of changes that kick off a world of positive change. Get healthy, take change, and enjoy life… it’s that simple:)

Highlights:

Corporate wellness. Well-being strategy. Business and health and the pay off? Manufacturing and shirt worker industries. Mastering our mindset and shifting perspectives. Small steps to big change. Positivity approaching change and embracing the successes you are already doing. Balance and not taking away our beer. Life skills through work change. The younger generation and the corporate world. Gracefully disrupting the health and wellness approach and industries.



 Laura Timbrook:
Laura is a national board-certified health and wellness coach, international speaker, and well-being strategist for the manufacturing industry.

www.LauraTimbrook.com
@LauraTimbrook
 

 

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113. Entitlement and Protecting Your Energy

 

“Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.”

– Albert Einstein

I felt compelled to chat on this topic today- lots going on in life, so let’s discuss! Entitlement is a funny thing… in fact it’s an imaginary one, because when it comes down to it, we are not entitled to a damn thing at the end of the day. Let’s be clear, I am not talking human rights or social issues in general, I am talking about day to day, family, friend, work, relationships- life stuff. Society has set out a list of ideals for us that “we should do” or “should expect”, but we are here to gracefully disrupt those sold realities and dial back into our own awareness of what we do and do not need. Maybe you need up your protection of your own energy OR perhaps this is reminder not to unnecessary unload or expect something that is not entitled to you. Life ebbs and flows, we have all been on both sides of the coin, the magic happens in the shift back to center. On this cast I dig into personal responsibly and why it’s important to protect your energy. Specifically, we discuss 15 ways to protect that energy from MindFool.com and 5 specific ways to protect your energy if you are an empath from Dr. Judith Orloff, UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. I have coached, managed, hired, and lead hundreds of humans and there is one thing I know FOR SURE: you have to meet people where they are at. Worry about what you can control and show up as your best self, everything else is on the individual. Be mindful of what you give and of what you take- the more awareness we can create the better it is for everyone. I hope my lessons can streamline some learnings in your life!

Article:

Protect Your Energy in 15 Easy Ways 

Updated on April 23, 2021 | Published on January 9, 2020
 Reviewed by Nathalie Carden, Spiritual Healer

We are energy beings surrounded by everything made of energy. There is always an exchange of energy going around and involving us. The things you do and the people you associate yourself with have a way of transferring their energy into you. Therefore, it’s better to understand the importance of protecting your energy.

Why is it important to protect your energy?

How to Protect Your Energy?

  1. Observe Your Environment
  2. Trust Your Intuition
  3. Set a Standard For Yourself
  4. Practice Meditation
  5. Visualize a White Light Protecting You
  6. Cleanse Your Space
  7. Cultivate a Positive Mindset
  8. Think Before Reacting
  9. Absorb Positivity
  10. Use Affirmations
  11. Trust in Your Inner Power
  12. Stay Active and Purposeful
  13. Stop Judging Others
  14. Ground Yourself
  15. Don’t Grant Permission

How to protect yourself from negative energy?

How to protect your energy as an empath?

  1. Maintain distance
  2. Breathe deeply
  3. Meditate
  4. Learn to say “No”
  5. The protective shield method

How to protect yourself from evil energy?

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Highlights:

Personal responsibility. Entitlement. Not taking on the victim role. Protecting your energy. Self-care is not selfish. Boundaries, space, and absorbing positivity. Everything we learned in kindergarten is all we needed to know. Turmeric & Tequila. Meditation, mediation, and mindfulness. Love and positivity are choices.



 

Kristen M. Olson: 
 
Entrepreneur. Creative. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom. 
 
Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic apparel/CLG/Lifestyle markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players and develop lasting business relationships. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches.
 
Businesses: 
Founder, KO Alliance, LLC (www.KOAlliance.com
@KOAlliance 
 
Founder, Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC (www.crslax.com
@CRSLAX Founder, 
 
Turmeric & Tequila (Podcast) (www.TurmericAndTequila.com
@TurmericTequila 
 
Athletics: 
*George Mason University, D1 Lacrosse, 3X Capt. 
*5X CrossFit Game Athlete, 2nd Place Affiliate Cup Finish 2011 
*Multitude of lacrosse and CrossFit competitions (fuller list here) 

 

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We all have our own set of personalities, qualities, and traits adding to our uniqueness. Yet, we all are on a hunt to improve this persona. And so, we TheMindFool are on a mission to become a one-stop solution to impart lessons on personality development, teamwork as well as enhance mental and physical health.
We focus on generating content that will help the suppressed to rise above the challenges. We aim to become a key when a person hits a roadblock in life. Our simple tips intend to strengthen your mental health to make the right decision at the right time.
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112. T&T Creatives: Cora Sexton Wheeler

“Creativity is a wild mind and a disciplined eye.”

– Dorthy Parker

I am so excited for this conversation!! I am welcoming Colorado native and longtime LAX homie turned full time artist, Cora Sexton Wheeler, to the T&T mic! I have known Cora for over 20 years and I never even knew she was this amazing artist, so I too, was pumped to hear her journey from D1 athlete, to dental school, to becoming a mom, and then taking art on full time. Little did I know that the creative energy was there all along- like myself ha (lax and beer was a enough to keep us friends this long- obvi). Cora’s shares her process and how each piece of that journey had to unfold in its own time only to compliment the art and inspiration oh-so-perfectly now. She even uses dental tools for some of her creations! The universe does not play. I love highlighting T&T creatives because I firmly believe that creativity in any form unites us and from there we can open to heavier covno and ideally a united world…  #LongTermGoals folks. If you are a budding artist or someone like Cora that has had it all along, this is an awesome cast for you to be inspired to fuel that creative heart and potentially take it on full time when the time if right. You never know where the destination truly lands, but you might as well as paint the path the color you want along the way:)

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Highlights:

LACROSSE. Lacrosse makes friends. Turmeric and Tequila. Good times and great oldies. The journey and all the plans that didn’t, but did work out. Moms, professionals, artists, creatives, and being all of those things. Balance= Rose. Family legacy and philanthropy. Inspiration and creation. Maturing priorities and recognizing what you really give a shit about.


Cora Sexton Wheeler:
FINE WESTERN ART

About The Art

The goal of my art is to engage viewers through multiple sensory outlets, primarily visual and tactile. The saturated colors are playful, inviting and warm. The palette, along with the heavy texture, encourages a closer look and even a touch.

My body of work is heavily influenced by my heritage and upbringing in both the city and on a ranch in Durango, Colorado. I have always loved to create and work with my hands. Over the years I have used a myriad of tools and instruments to sculpt my art. I focus on capturing the details in everything from vast mountain range landscapes to tiny meticulous flowers. The paintings tell a story that reflects American history, especially in the West.
Every piece starts with a sketch on canvas and is followed by sculpting of the image with white lightweight spackle. Then, multiple acrylic color washes are applied to the layers and fine details are painted in. Paintings are completed with either a high gloss resin or varnished with a matte finish. The pieces are sculptures on canvas with the depth adding structure and interest.

My work continues to grow and change in both the size and subject matter, always with a western nod and appreciation for my native Colorado upbringing and American Indian ancestors.
I am honored to donate a portion of the proceeds from all headdress pieces to a non-profit that supports American Indian children and families in the Denver metropolitan area.

Curriculum Vitae:

Exhibits/Shows:
Community Series Pop-up at Free Market Dairy Block (Denver, CO) — 2021 Memories in the Making, Purple Gala Featured Artist (Denver, CO) — 2016-present

Representation:
A-Line Boutique (Denver, CO)
Kate Meyers, Art Consultant (Denver, CO)

Press:
Cherry Creek Fashion Magazine “A Line Muses: Artist Cora Wheeler” (September 2020) Cherry Hills Village Magazine “Local Artist: Cora Sexton Wheeler” (January 2021)
Avid Lifestyle Magazine “Heirloom Art” (February 2021)
Shoutout Colorado “Meet Cora Wheeler” (March 2021)
The Explorer “Dental Hygienists are Artists” (April 2021)

CSextonW Studio:
www.csextonwstudio.com
IG @csextonwstudio
corasexton@gmail.com
 
 

 

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111. Varsity vs. JV (The Importance Of Our Internal Monologue)

“Reality is nothing more than applied meaning.”

—-Me… and a bunch of notable philosophers that know way more than me:)

I have been asked MANY TIMES why I say “varsity” and what does it mean? SO we are going to unpack my labeling of varsity vs. jv and what it means to me. I am not sure where it really started, but it just kept going as an easy, time effective way to be conscious of varsity moments and JV ones. Meaning that a “varsity” state is not permanent. We all have JV moments, moments where we know we could have done better, knowing that within that JV moment there is a lesson offering an opportunity to level up.

A varsity state of mind or a varsity human are 3 main things:

– Self-aware

– Accountable

– Constantly Evolving

This really breaks down to internal thoughts and how I consciously (or unconsciously) work to (gracefully) disrupt my own internal monologue, aka work to maintain varsity status as much as I can. I found an amazing article from Huffpost Contributor, Judith Johnson, “Do You Know HOw Powerful Your Thoughts Are”, that breaks it all down . Judith breaks down in a simple, digestible way. She shares the science, the importance, and the solution to get your mind right, present, and authentic. It’s not easy or constant, but it’s doable and necessary if you seek a varsity way of life:).

Full Article: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/do-you-know-how-powerful-_b_4705523

 

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Highlights:

Varsity vs. JV. Autopilot vs. Authenticity. internal monologue and creating the reality you want. Graceful Disruption. Mindset and attitude. Operating in alignment and letting go of the past. Creating a story and how it’s poison. A new mindset, a new way of living.


Judith Johnson: 
 
*2008 DSS/Doctorate in Spiritual Science – Peace Theological Seminary and College of Philosophy 
*1998 Ph.D. /Social Psychology – The Union Institute and University 
*1975 MA/Management – Simmons College 
 
“My work can be described as The Kintsugi Path of Living and Dying. It is built upon the belief that beauty, creative expression, wisdom, and loving kindness are more the result of learning how to weather the disturbances of our lives than from avoiding them.” 
 
Who Am I? 
 
I am an author and mentor who helps others to find their truth so they can find their bearings and consciously thrive in their own spectacular way. 
 
My work is about helping others move beyond talk into the creative artistry of choosing how to live their lives. I teach them how to breathe life into the truth that resonates within them – to live a life that is a beautiful reflection of their most treasured truth and inner wisdom. 
 
When we live more deeply rooted in our hearts and our truth, we bring the gifts of our true brilliance into the world. 
 
I support you in living with profound authenticity through the trials and triumphs of your life. To engage with life’s challenges beyond concepts of right and wrong – learning from them, and evolving to greater levels of wisdom as you elevate your consciousness is an ART. 
 
The parts of life that break us truly offer us the ability to become stronger, wiser, and nicer people. 
 
For more on Judith, visit her site: https://judithjohnson.com/
 
 
Kristen M. Olson: 
 
Entrepreneur. Creative. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom. 
 
Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic apparel/CLG/Lifestyle markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players and develop lasting business relationships. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches. 
 
Businesses: 
Founder, KO Alliance, LLC (www.KOAlliance.com
@KOAlliance 
 
Founder, Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC (www.crslax.com
@CRSLAX Founder, 
 
Turmeric & Tequila (Podcast) (www.TurmericAndTequila.com
@TurmericTequila 
 
Athletics: 
*George Mason University, D1 Lacrosse, 3X Capt. 
*5X CrossFit Game Athlete, 2nd Place Affiliate Cup Finish 2011 
*Multitude of lacrosse and CrossFit competitions (fuller list here) 
 
Tags: 
Kristen Olson @Madonnashero 
Podcast @TurmericTequila , www.TurmericAndTequila.com
Biz @KOAlliance , www.KOAlliance.com
 

 

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110. Economic Literacy With Ryan Harris

“Our economic system is like the air. We aren’t always conscious of it, but it touches virtually every aspect of our lives.

—LaKay Schmidt,  Economic Literacy Colorado’s Founding President

Get your money right- right now! I am so excited for this conversation with Ryan Harris, Super Bowl Champion and Board Member of The Economic Literacy of Colorado (EconLitCo). We discuss money: saving, spending, and lifestyle. All things start with the right mindset and who you surround yourself with- football AND financials. Ryan shares his journey and why is passionate about financial literacy particularly with our youth. He shares his view on gracefully disrupting the current school curriculum and adding financial training to the mix, including educating the educators so the impact and lessons continue to carry on. Bill Tortorici, Chief Philanthropy Officer of EconLitCo, adds,financial literacy/education is not mandated within the Colorado Education System. This is the real crux of the issue.  Lack of access to this information is unacceptable for everyone and it certainly exacerbates existing social inequities. There are only a handful of states that make this particular topic a priority.”

Equality is a big topic on T&T, as you know,  and money is a major divider. Many of us were not taught how to save, invest, or aim for long-term wealth. The learning starts now! Get your money right and gain freedom- personally, professionally, spiritually. Play the game (on and off the field) with honor, don’t let the game play you. Thank you, Bill and Ryan, for the time, energy, and passion behind this important conversation. You are both true winners and I am inspired by your all-around daily actions… #InfluencersIRL 🙂

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Highlights:

Economic Literacy. Disrupting the current education system. Money, wealth, power. Equality and the financial divide. Kids and money, adults and money. How to get financially literate now. How to get loser out of your life. You are your friends, get dream supporters around you. Mindset and mentality. Being a winner.


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109. Open Mic: Special Olympics 2

“Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.”

―Joe Torre

I am so PUMPED to welcome back The Special Olympics of Colorado to the T&T Mic! Everyone is back out in the mix of the world and The Special Olympics of Colorado (SOCO) are no different. They are out playing, competing, and fundraising to make the ship sail! Megan Scremin, CEO, and Tim Sharpe, Athlete Of The Year 2001 and current Fitness Coordinator, join me in this conversation about all things 2021 and they share SOCO updates and events coming up soon. My friend Paula and I did the Polar Plunge a few months ago and it was A BLAST! SOCO does an amazing job facilitating fun and unique fundraising events that are not only well orchestrated, but bring together an incredible group of like-minded humans and supporters… Paula and I walked away with new friends and a fresh enthusiasm to be involved with the SOCO community!! Be sure to check out The PLANE PULL coming Aug 28th and Sept 18th– Paula, myself, and a crew of our friends will be there too. Bet we can pull a plane faster than you:) Enjoy this fun-check-in with myself, Megan, and Tim as we highlight the impact of SOCO, coming events, and the heart space that leads their mission and values- what an amazing community! If you are an athlete that wants to get involved, a parent, or someone that want to volunteer check out their website for all details- you won’t regret it!!

www.SpecialOlympicsCO.org

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Highlights:

The Special Olympics. Competing and having fun. Building a community above all else. Friends, Family, and all the ones you love. Fundraising and life long impact. Priorities and managing the work load and energy investment. Balance. Fun!


Bios:

Megan Scremin joined Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO) in 2013 as a vital part of the leadership team, resulting in exceeded revenue goals and programmatic development and expansion. In her role as CEO, Scremin is committed to ensuring that the 15,000+ individuals that Special Olympics Colorado serves have access to a wide-variety of high-quality and life-changing programming, while utilizing the power of sport to create a healthier and more inclusive Colorado for people of all abilities. 

Tim Sharpe has competed with Special Olympics Colorado for 35 years in sports including cross country skiing, basketball, soccer, golf, softball, and volleyball. His favorite sports are golf and softball. Tim says that “Special Olympics has impacted my life by helping me with my self-esteem and teaching me to work as a team.” Tim was the Male Athlete of the Year in 2001, and earned a spot as a golfer on Team USA-Colorado for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina. He serves as a Fitness Coordinator to promote health and wellness to his fellow athletes, and mentors’ other athletes serving in that role. In his spare time, he is an avid Broncos fan and serves on the Athlete Input Council. 

About Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO)

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

@specialolympics

www.SpecialOlympicsCO.org

IMPACT:

15,000+ ATHLETES

3,000+UNIFIED PARTNERS

8,000+YOUNG ATHLETES

21 SPORTS OFFERED

410+ UNIFIED SCHOOLS

1,000+ COACHES

9,000+ VOLUNTEERS

40,000+ ANNUAL COACH HOURS

400,000+ YOUTH IMPACTED STATEWIDE

400+ ANNUAL ENGAGEMENTS, EVENTS & COMPETITIONS

1,800+ ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

96% OF ATHLETES EXPERIENCED IMPROVED SELF-CONFIDENCE

94% OF ATHLETES REPORTED IMPROVED SPORTS SKILLS

Events:

Connect with T&T:
IG: @TurmericTequila
Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila
Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com 
 
Host: Kristen Olson
IG: @Madonnashero
Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 
Email: Info@KOAlliance.com
Website: www.KOAlliance.com 
 

108. LIVE: How To Manage Change? Get a Coach.

“The Only Constant in Life Is Change.”

– Heraclitus

I am excited to welcome my longtime friend and fellow Denver base company owner, Jessica Crow, back to the T&T mic! Jessica spent the bulk of her career amongst the top of the corporate world- leading, evolving, and learning. In that time, she became a master of change/transformation and jumped the corporate ship to establish Apogy, her firm specializes in proven strategies for achieving change success. Like Jessica I have also had my share of learnings in the personal and professional realm and one thing Jessica and I absolutely agree on and suggest is a GREAT coach. Jessica and I were both athletes growing up and like many of you we didn’t really have any coaches after sports ended. On this LIVE Club House conversation Jessica and I discuss the importance of a great coach and why it’s even more important as we “grow up”. We have both explored different coaches for personal and professional reasons and we share why we think these were such important moves for your own success and how it helped facilitate positive change all the way around.

Jessica is also an excellent example of the Turmeric & Tequila life: alongside her professional success, she is a certified yoga instructor and brings her understanding of the mind-body connect to her professional pursuits. If you listen to T&T you know that I believe it all connects, you can’t leave any big holes in your game:) We need to be the whole package to achieve personal and professional success. We are seeing so many major companies, brands, and leaders humanize their professional systems. I have no doubt that Jessica and companies like her’s will be on the forefront of the next wave of uber success professional situations and more importantly, happy, balanced working humans:)

Keep evolving and get a coach to help you do so!

Turmeric & Tequila on YOU TUBE

Highlights:

Turmeric & Tequila. Live in a coffee shop. Club House convo. Managing change success in personal and professional situations. How to find a good coach. How to heal. Defining success. Growth breakdown and brake through. Humanizing the brand. Finding purpose. Constant evolution.


Jessica Crow is the founder of Apogy, a change management training, coaching, and consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado.  Jessica started Apogy in 2019after 16 years of successfully leading change and transformation for top companies including DaVita, Prologis, and Accuvant (now Optiv). During this time, Jessica started teaching yoga, where she developed a deeper understanding of the mind-body connection and how to help people experience positive, lasting changeApogy is the culmination of this knowledge, combined with best practices and proven strategies for achieving change success.

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

107. I’m So F*cking Tired

“We all grow tired eventually; it happens to everyone. Even the sun, at the close of the year, is no longer a morning person.”

― Joyce Rachelle

I’m so excited to be with you all once again on our weekly digital meetup… AND I’m so f-ing TIRED. It’s such a blessing to be in 2021 and back to the swing of things, but it’s also tough to manage the 0-100 pace! On this cast, it’s just you and I unpacking my hectic day that brought me to a few tears of frustration, but more importantly my 4-step process to organize the chaos and alleviate the overwhelm. I considered taking a week off of the cast, but then I knew if this is coming up in my world, someone else likely needs to hear it. I hope these 4 steps can take you back to a place of peace and create some space between you and your problems at hand. Usually the solution reveals itself if we can create that space and take a deep breath (and make a to-do list). It’s a quick one, enjoy and then get back to relaxing… man, that T&T balance never really gets any easier

Turmeric & Tequila on YOU TUBE

Highlights:

Turmeric & Tequila. Breakdown and breakthrough. Letting yourself have a breakdown, organizing your thoughts, planning a solution. Rest. Recovery. Relation. Mental and physical health/ Adrenal fatigue. Priorities and managing the work load and energy investment. Balance.

4 Steps To Alleviate The Overwhelm:

  1. Have the breakdown. Let it all out. Exercise the demons- responsibly:)
  2. Identify the REAL problem (likely exhaustion)
  3. Identify a solution
  4. Make a POA (plan of attack) of small steps to start the solution

Kristen M. Olson

Entrepreneur. Creative. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom.

Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic apparel/CLG/Lifestyle markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players and develop lasting business relationships. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches.

Businesses:
Founder, KO Alliance, LLC
(www.KOAlliance.com)

@KOAlliance

Founder, Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC 

(www.crslax.com)

@CRSLAX

Founder, Turmeric & Tequila (Podcast)
(www.TurmericAndTequila.com)

@TurmericTequila

Athletics:

*George Mason University, D1 Lacrosse, 

3X Capt.

*5X CrossFit Game Athlete, 2nd Place Affiliate Cup Finish 2011

*Multitude of lacrosse and CrossFit competitions (fuller list here)

Tags:

Kristen Olson @Madonnashero

Podcast @TurmericTequila , www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Biz @KOAlliance , www.KOAlliance.com

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com