Dr. Chris Friesen, (Ph.D.) is a psychologist who, like me (and probably you too) has always been fascinated by what makes people successful. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuro psychologist but now primarily helps professional, national, Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achieving professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and creatives. He helps them *all* achieve their personal and professional potential. Currently he's the director of Friesen Sport & Performance Psychology, a contributor for Success.com, and also author of *ACHIEVE: Find Out Who You Are, What You Really Want, And How To Make It Happen.*
In today's episode we talk with Emily Rose who is a bestselling author and breakup coach. I know her through a couple author groups I'm a part of and invited her today because I'm no fool. Breaking up is hard to do. And a lot of bravery is required for it.
Emily Rose's mission is to help people to not wake up on their death and ask, “What did I just do with my life?” Asking the question, "What am I doing with my life?" in the present tense is what breakups are all about. and it doesn't matter what or who you're breaking up with.
I'm looking forward to asking her opinion about all this and so much more. and hopefully getting some helpful advice for how to have bravery in the midst of breakups.
In today's episode we get to talk with Siolo Thompson. If you haven't heard of her yet, then I am so stoked to introduce you to her. She and I know each other through the music/art scene in here Seattle, WA.
Siolo is a self taught visual artist and also the creator of the gorgeous Linestrider Tarot Deck and Scrying Ink Tarot Deck. She also illustrated the book, "The Better Bombshell" where writers and artists redefine the female role model.
I've so enjoyed talking with Siolo about creative entrepreneurship in the past, that I couldn't resist inviting her to join us today. She's a total powerhouse when it comes to knowing how to value her contributions and art in an analytical and straightforward way, which as you'll soon learn... it's something I adore seeing in my peers because I know it to be one of the greatest factors in being brave.
A lot of folks who know Siolo Thompson as a visual artist don't know how she got her start in the work of visual art, or at least I didn't when I first met her. This is where we jump into today's brave conversation...
In today's episode of Bare Naked Bravery we talk with Naomi Wachira, an artist of formidable talent and heart. I have always been struck by her life's story as one of the most dynamic displays of courage I could possibly summon up from my imagination. Naomi grew up in Kenya, left for the US at the ripe age of 19, and managed to become a successful singer/songwriter AND a single mom to a beautiful girl.
Seattle Music Insider raves her performances as "marked by her strong stage presence, storytelling and enduring smile." I wholeheartedly agree. Naomi's musical voice is a melding of rich sources from her childhood in Kenya, her Northwest home, and American inspirations like Tracy Chapman and South African activist Miriam Makeba. Her music & songwriting brings together harmonies that speak across continents and cultures. Today we get to talk with her while she's in the midst of recording her sophomore album "Song of Lament."
We also talk about maintaining your innocence, calling back to yourself, citizenship, grief, songwriting, motherhood, and creative solutions for getting up when all you want to do is give up.