The NWI Podcast
Blog Home All Blogs

Welcome to the NWI Podcast Archives

The NWI Podcast is the podcast for wellness professionals and enthusiasts who want to amplify the quality of their lives in all six dimensions of wellness.


Search all posts for:   


Top tags: Wellness  health  Mindfulness  Worksite Wellness  NWI Podcast  Coaching  Multi-Cultural  National Wellness Conference  National Wellness Institute  NWI  Organizational Wellness  Podcast  Post Betrayal Transformation  #Health #Wellness #Podcast #Mind #Body #Breathing   ADD  anne marie kirby  Behavior Change  Brian Passon  children  children's health  Communication  Community  community health  Community wellness  compassion  Constructively disruptive  corehealth global  corehealth technologies  culture  Disease 

The NWI Podcast #36 - Resmaa Menakem

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, May 25, 2018
Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2018

 My Grandmother's Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and BodiesResmaa Menakem discusses his book My Grandmother's Hands, Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies. This is the first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.

Resmaa Menakem MSW, LICSW, S.E.P. has appeared on both The Oprah Winfrey Show and Dr. Phil as an expert on conflict and violence. He has served as director of counseling services for the Tubman Family Alliance; as behavioral health director for African American Family Services in Minneapolis; and as a Cultural Somatics consultant for the Minneapolis Police Department. As a Community Care Counselor, he managed the wellness and counseling services for civilians on fifty-three US military bases in Afghanistan.

Resmaa currently teaches workshops on Cultural Somatics for audiences of African Americans, European Americans, and police officers. He is also a therapist in private practice in Minneapolis.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.


Resmaa Menakem’s Website

Books by Resmaa Menakem

Dismembered and Unarmed Album

Reckoning Art Show

Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

Resmaa on Twitter

Resmaa on Facebook

Resmaa on Instagram

Resmaa on YouTube

Email for Bookings

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #35 - Dr. Debi Silber

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Monday, May 14, 2018

Dr. Debi Silber of the PBT Institute discusses her multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) from a life crisis.

Dr. Debi SilberDebi Silber, PhD, President/CEO of Debi Silber Companies, LLC. and founder of, and is a recognized health, mindset, empowerment, and personal development expert. She’s a speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life Crisis, The Unshakable Woman-The Workbook (the companion guide to the book) as well as 2 books recommended by Brian Tracy, Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Canfield and many more.

Dr. Silber has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington Post, Shape, Self, Health, Working Mother, Forbes, Psychology Today, WebMD, Yahoo Shine, Ladies Home Journal, MSN, Woman’s World, and Glamour, to name a few. After researching and conducting a PhD study on how women experience betrayal from a family member or partner, Debi has discovered a predictable and proven process taking women from betrayal to breakthrough. That process, coupled with 27 years of health, mindset and personal development training and coaching, enabled her to create a multi-pronged approach to help people heal (physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually) from a life crisis.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.


Please note that NWI Members download a new FREE visioning tool by clicking here.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Dr. Debi Silber on Facebook

Dr. Debi Silber on Twitter

Dr. Debi Silber on Instagram

Tags:  Dr. Debi Silber  NWI Podcast  PBT Institute  Post Betrayal Transformation  Wellness 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #34 - Jessica Davenport

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Saturday, May 5, 2018
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2018

Jessica DavenportJessica Davenport, aka "The Narcolepsy Whisperer" discusses sleep disorders, their diagnosis and surprisingly common mis-diagnoses, and how critical it is that we make getting quality sleep a priority.

Jessica Davenport, BS, is the founder and owner of Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company she created in 2017.  She is a leading advocate for sleep health and sleep disorders in the South Florida area and has spent 10 years in the health and wellness industry.

Jessica holds a bachelor's degree in Wellness Leadership from the University of South Florida. She is a certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches and a certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise. Jessica has held positions with a variety of companies ranging from a global human capital management (HCM) software company to one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States.  Prior to founding Wellness Dreamer, she was the Wellness Specialist for a Credit Union Service Organization where she managed all the wellness programs for over 1700 employees.

Jessica is extremely passionate about health and wellness as a whole but has a particular and focused interest in sleep health and sleep disorders. If you ask her she’ll tell you she’s a “Sleep Geek”. This interest stems from the fact that she knows exactly what it’s like to be a sleepy person. Living with the invisible symptoms of multiple sleep disorders for over a decade, they culminated just prior to college and were eventually diagnosed as sleep apnea in 2007 and narcolepsy type II in 2010. 

Because of her battle with sleep disorders, she felt the need to create more awareness in her own community. In 2014, in conjunction with Project Sleep, Jessica hosted the very first Sleep Walk Tampa Bay event. In 2015, she co-founded Sleep Tampa Bay, a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for sleep health and sleep disorder awareness in the Tampa Bay area. Since 2015 Sleep Tampa Bay has hosted community events twice a year where they help others wake up to the importance of sleep and also how to recognize if they have a sleep disorders.

In 2017, Jessica united her 10 years of experience in the wellness industry with her personal experiences and passion for change to create Wellness Dreamer, a health and wellness company that offers one-on-one and group wellness coaching, consulting services for corporate wellness clients, personal training, and professional speaking services.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.


Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Email Jessica

Jessica on Instagram

Sleep Tampa Bay on Facebook

Book: Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir

Bay News 9 video clip about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

Tampa Bay Times article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2014

July 28, 2015 – Article about Sleep Walk Tampa Bay 2015

Video of guest panel appearence for the Hypersomnia Foundation

May 2016 Three-part interview on healthy sleep with Dr. Joel Bennett:

Part 1 -

Part 2 -

Part 3 -

Madcap Narcolepsy Website


Tags:  Jessica Davenport  narcolepsy  NWI Podcast  sleep apnea  sleep disorder  Wellness  Wellness Dreamer 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #32 and 33 - Billie Frances

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, April 20, 2018
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018

Part 1


Part 2

Billie FrancesBillie Frances, LMFT, NBC-HWC, BCC, CWP

In this interview I was privileged to speak with Billie Frances, LMFT, NBC-HWC, BCC, CWP. Billie is the founder of Mindful & Meaningful Coach Mastery — a national certification for heart-centered professionals who use proven coaching techniques to impact positive health behavior change. The program is a training provider for the International Consortium of Heath & Wellness Coaches (ICHWC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC).

The interview ran over an hour, so I have split it into two shorter episodes for listening convenience. In the episodes, Billie discusses how mindfulness enables coaches to guide clients to find their own answers and come up with their own solutions as they move forward in life.

Billie is a licensed therapist, a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Board Certified Coach, an ACE Certified Health Coach and is the Master Coach for ACE’s Behavior Change Specialist program. She is also a past president of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance, a Certified Wellness Professional, and a multi-year presenter at the National Wellness Conference.

Billie lives in San Diego and is a dedicated family member, an avid baseball fan, and an active Toastmaster.

Caroline Carlson

I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I did, and please feel free to leave a comment below.



Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Guiding Mindful Change Website

Email Billie Frances


Board Certified Coach (BCC)

Billie Frances on Twitter

Billie Frances on Facebook

Billie Frances on LinkedIn

Billie Frances on YouTube

Everyday Mindfulness Webinar


Tags:  Mindful Coaching  Mindfulness 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #30 and 31 - Lorie Marsh

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Monday, April 9, 2018

Part 1


Part 2


Learn about Lorie’s techniques to help you become the Hero and the Author of your own life story for getting “un-stuck” and experiencing self-discovery and personal growth.


In this episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Lorie Marsh, Writer. Speaker. Visual Storyteller. Awareness Igniter. Soul Booster. Her mission is to show how to use your story to tap into your inner wisdom and move you forward on your path with more clarity, focus, and purpose.

After two decades in indie film, theater, multi-platform narratives, and “script doctoring,” Lorie Marsh is steeped in Storytelling. Everything is a story to her. She developed her self-inquiry framework from a personal need, “I found myself at an undeniable dead end on a path I’d hacked at for almost 20 years. It was scary and overwhelming to feel I was in a free fall, having no ‘map’ anymore for myself. I came to realize, though, that I could find my way back to center by using the skills I’d developed over all those years: I needed to review my life as the epic story it is, and I’d find my answers.” She writes, speaks, and creates workshops to guide others from their day-to-day Hero views to their higher level Creator/Author perspective in order to tap their inner wisdom, find center and focus, and map out their next chapters in purposeful ways.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.


Lorie Marsh's Website

Lorie Marsh's online newsletter 

Link to join Lorie Marsh's private Facebook group

Lorie Marsh on Instagram

Lorie Marsh on Pinterest

Lorie Marsh on LinkedIn

Michael Singer Book: The Untethered Soul

Dara Marks Website

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #29 - Janet Fouts

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, March 23, 2018

Janet FoutsJanet Fouts is CEO of Tatu Digital Media, a social media marketing agency in Silicon Valley, serving brands from social good organizations like Human Journey, co-founded by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to tech startups and Fortune 50 corporations. 

A respected corporate trainer on all things social media, and conducts seminars around the world on the "nuts and bolts" of how to make social media and effective tool in corporate marketing programs. She is a frequently requested speaker on making social media approachable with actionable tips attendees can put right to use. 

She is listed as one of the top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders Over 50 by Brand Quarterly Magazine and one of the top 100 Giving Influencers on Twitter by Give Local America. She has been quoted in USA Today, Forbes Magazine, and Thought Leader Life and her writing is syndicated on several business-to-business magazines online, including Business2Community and Social Media Today. Janet has authored 6 books on social media marketing.

In her book, Mindful Social Marketing- How authenticity and generosity are transforming marketing” Janet Fouts teaches people "how to think before they hit send and to consider the real human being on the other side of their posts...We don’t have to work so hard. We just need to work smarter, be more mindful of our own messages and really listen to our customers."  This podcast has great tactical advice not just for marketers, but anyone communicating in today's face-paced, constantly connected world.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Janet's website

Book: Mindful Social Marketing — How Authenticity and Generosity are Transforming Marketing

Click here to download a sample chapter of Mindful Social Marketing

Mindful Social Blog and Podcast

Pomodoro Technique 

Janet on Facebook

Janet on Twitter

Janet on LinkedIn

Janet on Youtube


This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcast #28 - Renee Moorefield

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Thursday, March 8, 2018


Renee Moorefield, PhDRenee Moorefield, PhD, is CEO of Wisdom Works, dedicated to building thriving leaders worldwide. For the past 25 years, she’s coached thousands of senior and emerging executives—from Fortune 500 to entrepreneurs—to unleash human potential for better performance and positive global impact. Renee chairs the Global Wellness Institute Wellness at Work initiative, authors the blog Wellbeing + Strategy, plus contributes to articles in media such as Experience Life, Coaching World, and Thrive Global. Her 2004 book Driven by Wellth combines the drive for wealth with wellbeing to cultivate healthier organizations and a well world. She has just launching a new leadership assessment platform, Be Well Lead Well® Pulse, which helps leaders examine how well they make thriving a game-changer for their teams and organizations, including their selves.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Wisdom Works Website

Be Well Lead Well®  Website

Renee Moorefield on LinkedIn

Renee Moorefield on Twitter

Wisdom Works Group on Facebook

Global Wellness Institute Wellness at Work Initiative

Wellbeing + Strategy Blog

Experience Life Website

Forbes Article: 5 Powerful Shifts That Help Leaders Liberate Human Energy

Thrive Global Website

Article: Our CEO Renee Moorefield Discusses How Good Health is Trending

Face of Wellbeing Leadership Blog Series

Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference Session by Renee Moorefield: 100 Wellbeing Leaders That Are Transforming the World (Making Us All Happier, Healthier & More Productive)

Time to Get Serious about Gender Equity? YES, says Mim Senft, Executive Director, Global Women for Wellbeing

Workplace Wellbeing Essentials: Mari Ryan Interviews Renee Moorefield

Book: Driven by Wellth: The 7 Essentials for Healthy, Sustainable Results in 21st Century Business & Leadership

Skuid blog: Becoming a better leader means making yourself a priority

Global Wellness Institute’s Wellness & Govt initiative

Wellness & Government Initiative Interview - Imperial Beach, USA (full interview)

Wellness & Government Initiative Interview - Dr. Jan Emmauel De Neve, Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, Saïd Business School & Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford

Wellness & Government Initiative Interview - Alejandro Ortiz Carbajal, Wellness Leader of major strategies in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

This post has not been tagged.

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcasts #27 - Mim Senft

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Updated: Monday, March 5, 2018

Mim SenftMim Senft, CWWS, GBA, AAI, RYT, is President and CEO of Motivity Partnerships, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to providing integrated, evidence-based solutions for organizations to create a thriving workforce. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director for Global Women 4 Wellbeing, a non-profit membership organization focused on empowering more healthy female leadership for a more sustainable world.

Mim Senft has over 20 years of corporate experience in project management, benefits design and wellness program strategy and implementation. She co-founded Global Women 4 Wellbeing in 2016, along with Nancy Board and Deb Smolensky.

Mim is a member of NWI and has served on the Board of Directors. She is a member of The Global Wellness Institute’s Future of Well Work Initiative, The American Sustainable Business Council, UN Women Metro, IFEBP, and WELCOA. She is a regular speaker at conferences and roundtables on topics related to employee benefits and corporate wellness/wellbeing programs, and women’s health, well-being, and leadership issues.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Global Women 4 Wellbeing website

2018 National Wellness Conference Pre-Conference

National Institute Member Discount to join Global Women 4 Wellbeing

GW4W Member Discount to Join the National Wellness Institute

Motivity Partnerships, Inc.

Mim on LinkedIn

World economic forum November 2, 2017


Leigh Stringer Interview of Mim Senft

SHINE Summit

Book: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Alice Klein Article: Research on male animals prevents women from getting best drugs Article: Paying for Prescription Drugs Around the World: Why Is the U.S. an Outlier?

Tags:  gender equity  Global Women 4 Wellbeing  GW4W  National Wellness Conference  National Wellness Institute  NWI  NWI Podcast  women's equality 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcasts #26 - Dr. Gail Christopher

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Friday, February 9, 2018

Enhancing Civility Skills and Capacities During Divisive Times

Dr. Gail C. ChristopherDr. Gail C. Christopher is an award winning social change agent and former Senior Advisor and Vice President of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), one of the world’s largest philanthropies.

She is the visionary for and architect of the WKKF led Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) effort for America. TRHT is an adaptation of the globally recognized Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) model. TRHT evolved from the decade long WKKF America Healing, racial equity and racial healing initiative, designed and led by Dr. Christopher. Over the last ten years she has had responsibility for several other areas of foundation programming. These include, Food, Health and Well-Being, Leadership, Public Policy, Community Engagement and place-based funding in New Orleans and New Mexico.

In August of 2017, Dr. Christopher left her leadership position with WKKF to launch the Maryland based Ntianu Center for Healing and Nature; and to devote more time to writing and speaking on issues of health, racial healing and human capacity for caring. She is currently Chair of the Board of the Trust for America’s Health and a Fellow of The National Academy of Public Administration.

Drawing on four decades of experience and leadership as an award-winning social change agent meeting the needs of diverse populations, Dr. Christopher makes a compelling case for putting wellness and well-being at the center of public narratives about health and healing.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Dr. Gail C. Christopher Website

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF)

Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT)

Trust for America’s Health

The National Academy of Public Administration

Racial Hierarchy

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Culture of Health

Flint Water Crisis

Book: I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

Association of American Colleges & Universities

Narrative Change

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

The Business Case for Racial Equity

Intercultural Development Inventory Tool

Harvard's Implicit Association Testing Tool

HeartMath Institute


Tags:  diversity  healing  public policy  racial healing  social wellness 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)

The NWI Podcasts #25 - Mark Goulston, M.D.

Posted By Caroline Carlson, Wednesday, January 31, 2018

How to Effectively Confront Any Interpersonal Situation that is Causing You Stress

Mark Goulston, M.D.A crisis psychiatrist for 30 years and former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Goulston is a now a business advisor, consultant, speaker, trainer, coach, and confidante to CEOs and Board Chairman. In this episode, he talks about two of his books, Just Listen — Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone, and his most recent book, Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, and provides many invaluable communication tips.

Dr. Goulston’s background:

  • FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer
  • Crisis psychiatrist for 30 years
  • UCLA professor of psychiatry for 25 years
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • One of America’s Top Psychiatrists 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 selected by the Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Author or co-author of seven books
  • His book, Just Listen became the top book on listening in the world and top book at Amacom books for five years
  • Dr. Goulston’s book, Get Out of Your Own Way, published in 1996, has been in the top five self help books at Amazon for the past five years
  • Dr. Goulston’s current book, Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life, published in 2015 was a finalist in the Audie Awards 2016 and was featured on
  • Contributor to: Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Biz Journals
  • Former Tribune Media syndicated columnist, Question Mark — Career Advice for the Working Class
  • Former Senior Editor, CSQ Magazine
  • Record number of registrants at Citrix webinar (9,200)
  • Subject of PBS special, “Just Listen with Dr. Mark Goulston”
  • Frequent guest expert in media including: CNN, Fox News, CBS/NBC/ABC/BBC News, Oprah, Today, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Investor’s Business Daily, Los Angeles Times
  • Co-Host of Zo What Morning weekly radio show
  • Co-Founder of Heartfelt Leadership, whose Mission is: Daring to Care and Go Positive Now
  • Chief Education Officer, POP Protocol
  • Chief Mentor and Principal, China Foundations
  • Board Member, Principal, Alchemy
  • Board of Advisers, Dr. Oz’ foundation, Health Corps
  • Board of Advisers, Truli Media
  • Has started a Patreon campaign for: Healing the World, One Conversation at a Time Webinar and course instructor,

Founder, CEO and Executive Advisor, Mentor, Coach and Confidante:

Current and past client companies include:

GE, IBM, Merrill Lynch, British Airways, Xerox, Disney, Cisco, FedEx, Mattel, State Farm, Goldman Sachs, Accenture, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Hyatt, Coca-Cola, Kaiser Permanente, AARP, E&Y, HCA, Costco, Northwest Mutual, USC, UCLA, University of Alabama, ESPN, Conference Board, Los Angeles DA, Superior Court Judges of Santa Clara County, ABA and the FBI.

Dr. Goulston lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.

Show links are below. Click here to download a PDF of these show notes.

Click here to get Dr. Goulston’s FREE resources

Links to Dr. Goulston’s videos and blog articles:

Dr. Goulston’s Website

Dr. Goulston’s book page

Dr. Goulston on Twitter

Dr. Goulston on LinkedIn

Dr. Goulston on Facebook

The Pullover Protocol Website

Russian event blog + video

Business Journals column

Huffington Post Article - "How to De-Stress in 7 Steps" 

Why Cope When You Can Heal and Thrive Video

“Put a Sock in It!” - 7 step roadmap to prevent you from losing your temper Video

HBR Ideacast - Become a Better Listener Podcast

Working Nation - Someone You Love is Out of Work and Stuck... Really Stuck

Working Nation - Dealing with Failure - Put Yourself on a 72 Hour Hold

Prison Letters with Dr. Mark Goulston podcast

Additional links from this podcast:

Warren Bennis




Tags:  Communication  Just Listen  Mark Goulston  Mental Health  Talking to Crazy 

Share |
PermalinkComments (0)
Page 3 of 6
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6