077 – June Choi of Serval Ventures – 4D Tech Farmer

June Choi

June ChoiBeing a 4D Thinker, transformative tech meets human evolution, how Korean-American Midwest roots shapes an ecosystem of startups, and human transcendence…

June Choi, CEO of Serval Ventures (evolving the startup success and venture investment model by applying a data-driven experimentation approach, honing talent, and delivering thoughtful and sustained support) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • How Choi had as many as five careers, and being a Korean-American immigrant
  • Choi was supposed to go to med school, but sees herself as a four-dimensional thinker, see things play out, didn’t want that path
  • Figuring what she didn’t want, and her parents disowneed her
  • She decided to pursue a literature degree, loved reading books, and her father disowned her again
  • Took a business minor
  • Wanted to be a judge, but didn’t want to go to law school
  • Moved to England because they speak English too
  • Couldn’t feed herself, depended on Ramen
  • Becoming an executive director at just 26 for a non profit
  • Got divorced, had a child, had to support child but not do it full timeJune Choi
  • Did strategy consulting
  • Took professional sacrifices to be home with her child as much as possible
  • Decided she is female role model for her daughter
  • Then started a company, which was scary
  • Choi had resisted being an enterpeneur for a long time, was freeing
  • Being an advisor to a startup and they wouldn’t listen
  • So, became an investor
  • Why aren’t accelerators and venture investing evolving properly?
  • As an investor – less tech people in tech companies, business people have an idea, then hire expensive people for a startup, so they have to raise money instead of building company and product and going to market
  • Choi focused on the need to keep founders focused, and thus the innovation roadmap developed
  • The way different people think, complex vs. linear
  • Chan provides an intuitive reading – using play and education
  • Facilitator instead of farmer, helping others understand each other, further their visions
  • Community watering hole, serenity and togetherness
  • Contributing to the farm
  • Emerging tech
  • How people are evolving

075 – Lynne Guey – The Fearless Discovery of You

Lynne Guey

Reconnecting with yourself, making an unconventional career move, creating a podcast, the power of yoga, and unpacking blockchain…

Lynne GueyLynne Guey, Head of Communications for LOOMIA (bringing comfort, safety, and confidence to the human experience through the seamless integration of technology into everyday products) joins host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studio powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Guey on trying to find herself
  • Traveling alone in the Middle East for three weeks to go to the farthest point she could, finding time by herself
  • The challenge of paralysis of analysis
  • The difficulty of sitting and focusing on herself with a busy scheduleLynne Guey
  • Being empowered by all possibilities that could be
  • Learning about yoga, blockchain, writing
  • Bouncing back and forth between the two ends of the spectrum
  • Starting a new job as Head of Communications at LOOMIA, a blockchain wearable tech company, and starting a podcast
  • A hodgepodge without a strategy, finding herself,
  • How she had to leave where she was to get where she is now
  • The significance of a series of moments
  • Reflecting on a prior intuitive reading with Chan, imagery of libraries, including a library of books like Heaven might have, or as a metaphor for the Internet or perhaps her podcast interviewing Asian americans as storytelling and a window to peek through for others
  • Figuring out what success is for you as a person, requiring living a life of courage, and getting in touch with yourself, looking inwardLynne Guey
  • Unpacking blockchain
  • Creating a world that is much more like nature
  • Yoga has been life-transforming, how it allows herself to be more forgiving of herself
  • Create space for people to feel at home with themselves, pay attention to one’s body, being present
  • Why it is OK to fail

066 – Esther Goodhart – Standing: Up and In Technicolor

Esther Goodhart

Esther GoodhartKorean-Jewish comedienne Esther Goodhart discusses overcoming disability and challenging parents, changing religions in rebellion, living like tomorrow is the last day, not accepting the negative, why she’s not afraid to die, taking on comedy, seeing the world in Technicolor, responding to adversity with love, why Mr. Rogers was a genius, and an intuitive reading inspired discussion about her remarkable outlook on a very recent and sobering health diagnosis.

She joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • Rebelling against holy-roller Christian parents and converting to Judaism
  • Being born with a disability, how she needed a push
  • How Esther was in wheelchair all her life with disability, and her family felt humiliated that she was in a wheelchair, wondering why she couldn’t shake it off
  • Her whole life is to not burden others with her burden
  • Proud, embarrassed
  • Need to release and receive the love people want to give
  • How Esther’s kids inspired her to get out of her wheelchair
  • She needed to be available for kids, go where they needed to goEsther Goodhart
  • Wheelchair gets her places, electric scooter is btter
  • Suffering from familial dystonia, and how Esther can fall standing up
  • Parents didn’t think it was a miracle, but doctors couldn’t believe her fortitude
  • Walking is choreography to Esther, has to memorize the ground
  • Esther reveals how her parents were terrible to her, she channeled energy to do things great.
  • Esther believes she will die better than God put her on the planet, so she focuses on how can she work to leave the world better because she was here
  • Teaching kids, and when people are mean she kills them with love
  • Everyone’s story is biblical
  • Living life like tomorrow is the last day
  • Thinking outside the box, not accepting the negative, and how the Bible embodies that
  • An intuitivereaidng — it is about a book with beautiful images reflect the soul
  • Not photo realistic, abstract and which emote feeling, a shift in perspective and transformation
  • Like looking at a cure and absorbing it that was instead of ingesting
  • The superficial and small things to take over how Esther views the world
  • Everything can be a potential cure or trigger
  • Focus on the cure, shift by seeing
  • Image: each page large filled with abstract, vibrant images holding the power to transform, when Esther puts the page closer she feels transformed to another world connected but separate, transformation, mystery and discovery
  • Reflecting on life and focus
  • Love and lack of love is the cause of everything, why Mr. Rogers was a genius
  • The importance of seeing that nothing is superficial and mundane
  • Why Esther says she is not afraid to die
  • Why worst enemies are now her closest friends
  • A serious medical diagnosis and a remarkable attitude and perspective, cheerleaders and why any outcome is great
  • Seeing everything in technicolor

062 – Nusrat Durrani of MTV – Perspective and Polar Bears (Part 2)

Nusrat Durrani

NusratThe protection and strength of a mother, an awakening, perspective, love, and connection, and the need to be telling global stories – an intuitive reading for Nusrat Durrani reveals imagery of beauty in what seems barren…

In the second of a two-part interview, Nusrat Durrani, General Manager of MTV Networks, receives and reacts to an intuitive reading from host Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

In this episode:

  • An intuitive reading asking the highest guidance for Durrani at this time
  • Imagery of a cold, barren, arctic tundra, but there is love and beauty and comfort and closeness
  • A mother polar bear leads the way, protecting the cub
  • Surrounded by reassurance that people envy, confidence and connection despite great challenges
  • Not appreciating the tundra, too harsh or unforgiving
  • Reflecting on feeling the basking in the connection from another, reassured by their presence
  • A kaleidoscope-like inner landscape in Duranni’s mind
  • Photographing vast empty spaces, desolate and broken
  • The same vision of Duranni’s mother from her most powerful, but seeing her fallen with Alzheimers
  • An awakening is occurring for Duranni, giving a sense of gratification and comfort
  • One sees at the core it is about perspective, love, and connection
  • The illusion of being the center of the universe, while being the center of only one out of many universes on Earth
  • The crucial nature of thinking globally
  • The story telling machinery must tell stories of the world instead of all the stories about ourselves we’ve been telling for the last century
  • Being mindful of what we are doing and how we are doing it
  • An act of courage in sharing other people’s voices
  • The importance of paying attention to and learning more about the refugee crisis worldwide

 

046 – Ari Zoldan – Micro Plus Macro

Ari Zoldan

Attention to both the big things and small details, searching for a spiritual awakening, and connecting authentically with people…

Ari ZoldanWhat if you were in a room at a mindfulness conference with some of your most successful peers—and you were asked to stare into the eyes of the stranger next to you for sixty seconds. Could you do it without feeling uncomfortable? This exact Ari Zoldanexperience is what launched Ari Zoldan to what to find a more authentic connection with people — and, despite a modern Orthodox Jewish upbringing, want to actively seek a spiritual awakening. He is the Chairman and CEO of Quantum Networks, LLC, whose work has spanned every aspect of the media business from developing internet business strategies to launching digital products. Coming up you’ll hear this story and surprisingly about the Ari Zoldanbenefits of unplugging from technology. Plus an intuitive reading with images of oceans and mosaic tile, and the realization that looking at the bigger and smaller pictures at the same time can lead you to a very important place, appreciating the micro details.

Zoldan joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser, and references Chan in this article featured in Inc:

https://www.inc.com/ari-zoldan/why-you-need-to-stop-chasing-your-dreams-and-do-this-instead.html

In this episode:

  • Fusing good media with fluffy bad media, in an authentic way when leveraging a media platformAri Zoldan
  • Doing TV and radio, where the difficulty is not create additional fluff, creating a story without exaggerating, people appreciate when people are genuine
  • “Don’t let the truth come between you and a good story”
  • The power of saying “I don’t know”
  • The beginning of Zoldan’s spiritual journey, growing up modern Orthodox Jewish, challenging and questioning God’s existence, and wanting to connect
  • The value of disconnecting on the Sabbath
  • How not one person at a mindfulness conference could stare each other in the face, and what that meant about being uncomfortable, far from human interaction, a changing point for Zoldan, taking time away from the holiest thing in the world to him
  • Exercises for centering oneself, how exercise can be mentally calming, and crying when exercising A realization of Zoldan having no hobbies, and not having yet found something that he enjoys, going to movies by himself, and the difficulty of fully disconnecting from work
  • Seeking the excitement of a spiritual awakening, and the ideal spiritual experience, wanting to see what’s beyond this physical world
  • Why spoon-bending and daydreaming are important and related, and manifesting joy, gratitude and possibilities
  • An intuitive reading brings up visceral experiences, images of an ocean and waves, and many colors and as an art form, as a mosaic
  • Sensing and feeling movement and wholeness from far away
  • Seeing big and small details that is a strength and where Zoldan can get tripped up, seeing one particular detail or scale as more important takes him outside of the picture
  • Ignoring the blemish in the grand scheme,
  • How long I has been since seeing something that moved Zoldan

042 – Philip Kasumu of Lyle – Trusting the Knowing

Philip Kasumu

Learning to trust yourself in the entrepreneurial journey…

Philip KasumuPhilip Kasumu of Lyle (an app which uses artificial intelligence to help men lose weight and empowers them to be fit and healthy) joins Julie Chan in the MouthMedia Network studios (powered by Sennheiser) to talk trusting your gut and the challenging path of a tech entrepreneur, and Chan offers Kasumu an intuitive reading.

Starting Lyle, getting healthy, and a father’s inspiration

Philip KasumuKasumu discusses the moment he decided what he wanted to do, how he wasn’t crazy about his consulting job and started reading articles, building a tech news product, which then started getting some activity, but users kept coming back to read articles on nutrition as many as five times a day. How Kasumu realized maybe there is something in that. He reached out to readers to find out their biggest pain point, learned that people wanted to be told what to do, so came up with another app to help read nutrition labels which had challenges. How he discovered that successful entrepreneurs always did something unconventional, and made list of those entrepreneurs then emailed all of them. He told them he had two failed startups in London and asked if he could shadow them for free. Kasumu found that nobody talks about body shaming for men, he wrote a article while at Greatest which got a lot of traction, so he decided to start an app to help men be healthier. Lyle is an AI powered weight loss app for men, which interacts with you like a dietician would. The focus is more on nutritional value than managing calories, with a high protein-based diet based on lifestyle. Getting ingredients, understanding nutrition better and motivating men to live a healthier life; being conscious of what you’re consuming and connecting to a creative mindset—about the way people should live. Plus, the significant influence of his morbidly obese father.

An intuitive reading, navigating by knowing, and an octopus

Philip KasumuChan offers Kasumu and intuitive reading which brings images and metaphors of the use of limbs like an octopus that help map his environment, the ability to sense things that are external to his own body, and how he must trust that he is sensing these things. Also, the ability to sense detail, which allows him to navigate world with knowledge and knowing. He shares how he does have a strength in reading rooms and people, is a good networker and knows how to approach certain situations. Trusting your gut feeling, constantly moving obstacles out of the way, and how his business might have changed if he had trusted himself. Plus, the courage it all takes.

Future vision, people of color in tech, and a year in India

Where metaphor can take Kasumu in 5-10 years, how he believes Lyle will be enormous and helping million of guys become the best version of themselves. The deep issues men face that people aren’t talking about, and how this platform can be part of the solution and beyond weight loss with the effects beyond the individual. Being a person of color as a founder in the tech industry, and whom he’d like to have a conversation with. Also, why Harvard, Y Combinator, and living in India for a year would be important experiences.

 

039 – Angie Byun of Conde Nast – Full Potential and a Victory Pose

Angie Byun

Mindset tools for being your best self and finding success…

Angie ByunAngie Byun, Head of International – Innovation Collection at Conde Nast, joins Julie Chan for a conversation on being an Asian woman at a high level in a competitive field, using mindset to maximize success, the power of giving to others, definitions of spirituality, victory poses, and personality tests, along with an intuitive reading. Recorded in the MouthMedia Network studios powered by Sennheiser.

Climbing the ladder, a thick skin and body language, and a museum is church

Angie ByunByun discusses her background and what brought her business skills at a high level, her work at Jones Apparel Group, then moving to Conde Nast as a lawyer, becoming involved more, stretching herself, and 10 years later overseeing international business development for companies like Golf Digest, and the Conde Nast innovation collection (mostly men’s titles). She talks about being a woman and being Asian in this particular field, the need to develop a thick skin, how communication including body language is key, why you should not let other people peel the onion, what defines a spiritual feeling for her, and why going to a museum is like going to church.

Victory poses, being an expert, and the power of giving

Angie ByunShe touches on victory poses, teaching at Fordham Law School, providing value as an in-demand speaker, how young people ask about career advice, why it is crucial to become an expert in something, and why how you present yourself, a firm handshake and eye contact are all crucial to success. Being savvy and sophisticated, how it is all about follow up, why giving is how you build true meaningful relationships, and why you benefit more when you give more.

An intuitive reading, constancy, and personality tests

Chan offers an intuitive reading with clouds, serenity, constancy, joy, awe, and how one’s own perspective makes it appear you are not moving when you are. Getting lost in the moment of constancy. Being enthralled in the play of internal and external, and being distracted from awe, discovery and wonder. Plus, personality tests such as Meyers Briggs, extroverts vs. introverts, intuitive vs. sensing, and more.

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034 – Heather Schultz – Honoring the Pineapple

Embracing duality, overcoming adoption and abandonment issues, and discovering identity…

Heather Schultz, freelance writer and adjunct professor of persuasion and public opinion at Fordham University, and public speaking at Baruch College, joins Julie Chan at the MouthMedia Network Studios powered by Sennheiser. (Schultz’s profile)

A memoir, racism, and building inner strength

Schultz reveals how she fell into a teaching job, why this was a field she is passionate about, how she is working on memoir “Memoir a Twinkie”, went to South Korea, and wrote first person piece for NBC news to explore her adoption. Meeting the OBGYN who delivered her, and growing up in Long Island and then visiting the “motherland”. How she knew she was different, decapitating white Barbies, and customizing her American Girl dolls because none of them looked like her. How Schultz experienced racism as a child and feared going to school, beginning her writing by sharing experiences and not being in it by herself, sharing her victim mentality and learning it is not personal, and being ready for, and priming herself for, building inner strength.

Abandonment issues, inner child work, and the value of getting help

Schultz shares her efforts trying to understand why she was given up for adoption, being careful with the language she uses, and trying to forgive her birth parents. Dealing with abandonment issues all of her life, her “inner child work”, facing challenges trying to connect with her birth parents, hiring a private detective, and how it is OK to have two sets of parents. The importance of recognizing the value of getting help with a life coach, therapist, meditation, faith, and more, and how a little goes a long way – and how what’s inside (abandonment, rejection, abuse, etc.) affects all areas of your life.

An intuitive reading, duality, and helping others

Acknowledging something is an issue and getting help with that. And Chan shares an intuitive reading about joy and lightness of pineapples, the how the bright yellow color, sweetness, and sudden tartness are in a dance. Recurring patterns, the duality of inside and outside, recognizing the whole, trying to hide the uniqueness to fit in, and appreciating the dualities that are existing as friends. The beauty of going through the journey, a love to educate and inspire, and helping others to make sense of their adoption narrative.

032 – Steve Little – Waterfall of Success

Social missions and business success…

Steve Little, founder of Zero Limits Ventures and an entrepreneur specializing in accelerating valuation growth and creating highly successful exits who runs a boutique investment banking firm (profile), joins Julie Chan for a discussion of the meaning of real success, why businesses need to be bigger than their businesses, the pathway of love and contribution, and Hawaiian clearing technique. Plus, an intuitive reading hits home. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network studios in New York City, powered by Sennheiser.

A superpower, Ho’oponopono, and the Amazon

Little discusses his personal superpower, the ability to quickly understand the dynamics and potential of a business, as there are many intricate aspects of building a successful business which are often ignored. He recalls being so unhappy and crying on the way to work every day despite tremendous business success, while having no way to move in his own life, despite the superpower and despite a luxurious life. He talks how he decided to quit in order to survive and to be happy, with no new plan in place, and how this put him on a spiritual journey. He reviews self-actualization, self-realization, and how he studied so many things and connected with Dr. Hew Len, teacher of the Hawaiian technique Ho’oponopono, clearing technique based on entire experience is based on beliefs, which determine how you experience life. How mentioned how you have multiple ways of reacting, knowing everyone is expressing the highest level of love of available to them. How this keeps him balanced throughout the day, getting past things that are disruptive, and being on a pathway of love and contribution. How things become visible and revealed, via techniques to get more clarity. Little reveals how he studied with an indigenous tribe in the Amazon, learning a sense of openness and as part of his discovery of techniques around the world. He relates how he was led to creating The Perfect Biz Finder Program accessed by more than 200,000 people, and how your business has to be about something bigger than your business.

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026 – Virginia Mason of Fleeting Connections – Getting Carded

Tarot cards and intuitive healing…

Virginia Mason, Reiki Master, psychic healer, and founder of Fleeting Connections (a wellness company offering private services, events, and content designed to connect you more deeply with these experiences in your own life, shake you from the stories that hold you back and open you to your most fulfilling, magical life – (profile)) joins Julie Chan for a conversation about intuitive healing, tarot cards, and the intersection with science. Plus Mason gives Chan a tarot card reading that reveals some big news. Recorded at the MouthMedia Network Studios, powered by Sennheiser.

Discovering tarot, Buddhism, and anthropology

Mason laments the issue with the word psychic, describes her background in science and physical anthropology, how she was strict Atheist, and went from non-profit to real estate, realized her life outside of these things in alternative wellness modalities, and found she had so many dreams that came true. How she was struggling with diseases, and all of symptoms went away. What was a primary driver to her exploring, when she was introduced to “When Things Fall Apart”, and she finally identified with Buddhism and got into meditation, Shambala. Crossing into the healing, how more and more evidence built, and creating space for whatever wants to come in to come in. Interest in anthropological factors from culture to anatomy, what’s fueling all of it, how she spent a lot of time in philosophy classes in college. Looking at people, pulling from different perspectives to figure them out, and another lens. The tarot as a form of divination using cards, tied to a game in the 1400’s.

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