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October 5 
Help for the Teen Years

Teenagers are suffering today more than in years past. Suicide rates of teens have reached new heights. Thinking about the fact that the teen years are already filled with changes that place stress on young bodies, the pandemic added to this stress along with the lack of social contact. Under such stress, it is little wonder that our teens need more help than usual. 


My show is usually about issues for the person who is pursuing a career. Yet, many of us are also struggling with children in their teen years. My intention to bring ideas and possibilities to our understanding of this time in their lives so that we can know better how to help them as we continue on our own careers. 

Dr. Poloma Torres-Davila holds her PhD in clinical psychology. She is a practicing psychotherapist who specializes in narrative therapy. She is also the Research Director of Centro Universitario de Servicios y Estudios Psicológicos (CUSEP). She is a board member of the Taos Institute. She has worked directly in treatment development for suicidal adolescents.


In her own words, she says, “I'm deeply committed to the healing and continuous development of communities, organizations, and individuals, by translating my vast myriad of clinical knowledge to multiple settings.”   

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Paloma Torres-Davila

Please join us! 

October 5- At the time of the show (Wednesdays at noon Eastern) we'll also be streaming to my YouTube channel and LinkedIn.  Or download the app e360tv and watch live on your phone under "Fresh Takes". And if you join via YouTube or LInkedIn, you can ask questions or tell us what you are thinking! 



Send me questions or topics you would like to have discussed on a future show. Send your ideas to madelyn@madelynblair.com. Thanks!

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Tune into Your Intuitive Superpowers

Lisa Long

Strategies & techniques to tap into the knowledge and guidance available to us all. Free gift from Lisa: https://enlightenedlifeacademy.com/5-easy-steps-meditation-free/

Reflections from Listening

Kay Lindahl

Meaning is important to all of us when we think about it. Discover the role of listening in finding meaning.


Live the Life You Aspire

Marietta Vix

What does embodiment mean when it comes to helping us be our aspirations?

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Creating Peaceful Homes

Akufuna (Funa) Ngonda

Find out what it means to create a ‘peace room’ in your home and the impact it has on your family and relationships.

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Form & Freedom

Lesley Diaz

Exploring how the constraints of form can actually provide the freedom to achieve remarkable things.

Coming soon: Handout from the session

Success through Emergence

Stacey Krantz 

Starting up a business and growing to success during a pandemic


Real connection in the Virtual Realm

Amy Lenzo & Firehawk

If you want participants to feel engaged and a full part of the virtual group, Lenzo says, "Choose how you hold each other." How? Watch this episode. 

The link to their evergreen courses is here


Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Marjorie Saulson

Clear and specific strategies for building an effective profile on LinkedIn using a real example. 


Humor and Play in the Workplace

David Fessell & Ed Hoffman

Humor is a sign of hope. Humor is part of creating an environment where trust can build and innovation can occur. Advice to leaders — when things get a bit too serious, give permission to laugh by laughing yourself.


Creativity as a Path to Success

Diana Whitney

When a talk begins with "listening is witnessing the other person," you have to stop and think. Creativity happens when we feel we exist to ourselves — and to others. And that's just the beginning. 



10 Principles for Navigating the Next Normal

Laura Humphrey

"Pop-up belonging."  "Roomies & Zoomies." And that's just the start of an exploration of how we really can think about making the next normal work for us. 

References for those who want even more:


•   Dr Stuart Brown quote: "The opposite of play is not work - the opposite of play is depression.” Is from his book Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, Invigorates the Soul:

•   “Why humans totally freak out when they get lost” https://www.wired.com/story/why-humans-totally-freak-out-when-they-get-lost/

•   “Why are we all working so hard?” https://www.ft.com/content/e9835846-d88c-4947-a5ee-33a378ff9f65

Video shown in the episode: The Next Normal 


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Diversity & Inclusion from South Africa

Tanya Cruz Teller

It's all about equity and belonging. Each of us must nurture what enables us to bring our best ideas. It's captured in the name of her company – Spaciousness Works.

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From Frustrated Serial Quitter to Confident Leader

Cara-Michele Nether
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Future Forming

Cees Hoogendijk

Can organizations or individuals really form their futures? Find out that they are the only ones who can. Check my blogs for the promised poem.

How Art Makes the Difference

Laura Baron & Chris Brown
Award wining artists discuss the challenges and strategies of pursuing a career in the arts. 



Freedom at Work

Traci Fenton joins Madelyn

Explore what can bring freedom into the workplace and the amazing bottom-line benefits.



Reimagining Teams

Mark Samuel  joins Madelyn

What a team looks like when working well, troubleshooting common issues that crop up to disrupt the team dynamic, and more!



Living in Both/And Land

Bruce Waltuck joins Madelyn

Waltuck talks about complexity so that anyone can understand. Then he presents ways in which we can deal with it in this world.  Very practical!

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Hows and Whys of International Assignments

Paul Corney joins Madelyn

What it means to work internationally from prep to dealing with language and culture differences to getting paid. Corney gives you the ’skinny’ from his work in over 23 countries. 



More Powerful Than an Answer

Mary Alice Arthur joins Madelyn

If we are to mine the gold of our own selves, we must ask the bigger question. Mary Alice talks about what this means and how we can do it for ourselves.

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Women In Project Management

Laurel Sims joins Madelyn

Laurel Sim discusses the overwhelming career opportunities for women in project management and also defines what is means to be a stepping stone. 

Beyond Your Authentic Self

Matthew Kohut joins Madelyn

Matt talks about the two characteristics that help to convey your ideas – capability and connection. Listen to find out how he brings those to life so that you can turn your oration to conversation and much more.

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How  Students of Today Have Changed
Joel Ruffin and Ed Hoffman join Madelyn 
Joel and Ed explore the current changes of the spaces where we learn. Contrasting this with what learning is really about, they offer insights to deal with those changes.


Family Caregiver Stories

Lily Liu joins Madelyn

Lily is a family caregiver herself, leaving her work in  communications to care for her mother. She tells the story and adds many facts, insights and strategies for empowering family caregivers to any age. 


Courage in the Face of Challenge

Karen Thomas joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

Author of Naturally Recovering Autism, Karen talks about the four phases of addressing the underlying factors that affect autism.   



Scott Young joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

With the topic or goal of your choice, Scott presents principles that can direct you to gain knowledge quickly and to putting that knowledge to use.  

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Hands Up Guns Down

Tai Campbell joins Madelyn & Ed Hoffman 

Tai is a community activist who was influenced at a young age by his father. He builds on this to teach young people how to have the skills and mindset to succeed in today’s urban environment.  

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The Future of Hope

David Drake joins Madelyn 

David Drake, creator of Narrative Coaching, speaks about the challenges of dealing in a time when the future lacks the sense of positive hope that inspired people to overcome adversity and how we can attain that today for ourselves.  


The Purpose of Life

 Lincoln Greenidge joins Madelyn 

Lincoln Greenidge, CFO of Pasofino Gold Limited, addresses the importance of having a clear purpose for yourself or your company. He says that purpose is not to be seen as a goal. Instead it is about striving to be what achieves the impact of the purpose in the world.  

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Overcoming Domestic Violence through Daring to Dream

LaFarris Risby joins Madelyn

LaFarris Risby owns several companies but never ceases to take time to help those who suffer from domestic violence find strategies that lead to freedom. 

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The Power of Intentions

Greg Hammer, MD joins Madelyn 

Dr. Hammer is Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of the book, Gain Without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for health Care Professionals. His focus is on the intentions we bring to our day and offers solid and practical steps to achieve greater happiness.  

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Corporate Purpose

Tim Powell joins Madelyn 

Tim Powell, author of  The Value of Knowledge, is a Senior Fellow at The Conference Board. He talks on how a clear company purpose is essential to thriving and predicts that CEOs will become Chief Purpose Officers.  

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Keeping a Business Running During the Pandemic

Karen Romano and Ray Wells joins Madelyn 

Partners in business and life, Karen and Ray talk about how they kept the family business going throughout the early years of the pandemic. Harnessing Karen’s marketing skills from her day job with Ray’s years of growing up in the business with his father, their story is inspiring and filled with great strategies.  


Creativity, Sister to Resilience

Michelle James joins Madelyn 

Michelle James has been working in creativity for over two decades. She talks about the power of finding ways to enhance your creativity and how it relates very much to resilience through the power of curiosity.  

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From the Eyes of the Storyteller

Pernille Stockfleth joins Madelyn 

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Bringing a Company through COVID

Shawn Callahan joins Madelyn 

Shawn Callahan is the founder of Anecdote in Melbourne, Australia. Shawn tells a great story, and this story of the first two years of the pandemic are riveting. He explains how he and the entire staff of Anecdote worked to keep things going, and going well.  

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Think Wellness; Build Resilience

Chris O’Rourke joins Madelyn 

Chris O’Rourke heads up the COO Forums in NYC and Washington DC, and his attention is always on how to bring real health to organizations. He talks about the seven wellness principles and connects them to resilience.  

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Humor, Nothing to Laugh at

David Fessell, MD joins Madelyn 

Dr. Fessell is an expert in humor as well as his professions. He talks about the importance of understanding the benefits of humor in the workplace, at home, and in the world. It’s part of any prescription for health. He shares ways in which anyone can use humor.