Michael J. Gelb — How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, Spiritual Practices, and More

Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He works with visionary leaders to support them in nurturing more innovative and human-centered cultures and to inspire and equip them with the creative thinking tools and conscious communication strategies that help translate ideals into reality. Michael has led seminars, consulted and provided Executive Leadership Coaching for clients including AT&T, DuPont, Emerson,  Merck, Genentech, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever and YPO. The author of 16 books including How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Discover Your Genius, Innovate Like Edison and The Art of Connection: 7 Relationship Building Skills Every Leader Needs Now. Michael’s books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies.

Book: How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci

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  • Difference between thinking and creative thinking?
  • What books did you read at the age of 15?
  • How do you set aside some creative thinking time?
  • Different phases of creative thinking?
  • and much more!

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Julie Sharma, Co-Founder of Wellness Coach on Mental Health, Meditation, and Mindfulness

Julie Sharma is the Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer of Wellness Coach. Julie has more than a decade of experience spearheading accounting and operations teams, helping businesses to thrive efficiently at scale. She is detail-oriented and highly motivated professional with exceptional skills and knowledge in full accounting cycle, compliance with GAAP and IFRS regulations. As a former Senior Business Analyst for the American Museum of Natural History and Charity Ambassador for xAd, Inc, she has managed international budgets and implemented company-wide giving back programs. Julie now owns a spot as a female founder and entrepreneur in the wellness industry, merging her knowhow in business with her passion for helping people. Today, Julie is responsible for acquiring teachers, overseeing app content and overall company culture, finance and HR at Wellness Coach, helping the company pursue their goal of inspiring people to find their purpose. 

Disclaimer: Any advise dispensed in the interview is purely for educational purposes. The content here should not be taken as medical or mental health advice, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any related questions.

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Questions I ask:

  • What kind of tools do you have in the mental health space as part of the app?
  • What is five minute stress buster?
  • Just through breathing, can we release stress and anxiety?
  • If meditation is at your heart, then where does yoga reside?
  • Do your mom and sister meditate?
  • and much more!

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Tara Cousineau, PhD on The Science of Compassion, Kindness Cure, Negativity Bias and more

Tara Cousineau, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and author of The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World. She currently works as a staff psychologist at Harvard University’s Counseling and Mental Health Center. She is trained in mind-body medicine from Harvard Medical School, is a certified mindfulness meditation teacher, and a facilitator of the Daring Way Method™ in practices of courage and resilience, based on the research by Dr. Brene Brown. She is devoted to bringing “kindfulness” practices to individuals, schools and workplaces. You may learn more at www.taracousineau.com  

Disclaimer: Any advise dispensed in the interview is purely for educational purposes. The content here should not be taken as medical or mental health advice, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any related questions.

Her course and meditation on the Insight Timer app: https://insighttimer.com/taracousineau

She is  involved in a brand new initiative as a volunteer and is sponsored by Wisdom 2.0 called #votekindness  https://votekindness.com/

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Questions I ask:

  • As a clinical psychologist, how does mindfulness help you in your personal life?
  • Is mindfulness suitable for a specific group of population, or anybody can practice that?
  • Have you taught mindfulness to your children?
  • Could you explain more on the negativity bias and how it can affect our wellbeing?
  • Could you walk us through some of the kindness cure practices as part of your book or any other practice that can help our listeners to be more kind towards others and toward themselves?
  • What is G.L.A.D. practice?
  • and much more!

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Laura Bakosh, Ph.D. on Mindfulness Practices & Resiliency for Children, and more

Laura Bakosh is a mindfulness teacher, researcher and co-founder of Inner Explorer, a non-profit organization that brings mindfulness-based social emotional learning (MBSEL) programming to preschool through high school classrooms. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, a PhD from Sofia University, was trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts, and recently received an Allstate Foundation Fellowship. 

She has practiced and studied mindfulness for 27 years. She began teaching the skills to children 13 years ago and quickly realized that it was difficult for children to commit to a daily practice at home, and was difficult for many teachers to lead such practices in the classroom.  This was the foundational insight that led to the development of Inner Explorer, an audio-guided program that made it easy for teachers and students (and families) to practice together each day. 

Similar to how daily teeth-brushing promotes dental health, daily mindfulness practice promotes mental health! Laura has collaborated on multiple scientific studies evaluating the impact of daily mindfulness practice on student and teacher outcomes, showing participants experience 43% less stress and anxiety, 15% higher grades, and 60% better emotional regulation and behavior. Laura believes that daily mindfulness practice is the most important education equity and social justice initiative of our time as it can help to close the achievement gap, break the cycle of poverty and improve wellbeing.

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Questions I ask:

  • How are you dealing with the stress and anxiety during covid?
  • Is It possible that somebody who doesn’t have mindfulness practices may go through more stress and anxiety during covert 19?
  • What could be the symptoms of anxiety?
  • Mindfulness for children?
  • How do you influence schools to incorporate Mindfulness programs?
  • and much more!

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Dr. Donna Marino – Sustainable Peak Performance, Mindfulness, High Achiever Syndrome, and more

Dr. Donna Marino is a Psychologist and Executive Coach. She is an expert in helping high-achieving C-level leaders, successful business owners and elite athletes move from burnout to sustainable peak performance. Her clients find themselves fulfilling their mission more effectively and experiencing greater health, happiness, and relationships thanks to their work together. Dr. Donna has more than 20-years experience in human potential and transformational change. After years of working with high-achievers, she’s uncovered a collection of characteristics that when left unchecked, lead to burnout, high-functioning anxiety and high-functioning depression. She coined the term High-Achievers Syndrome™ for this condition and has developed a protocol for dealing with it, recovering and creating sustainable peak performance. Dr. Donna has brought her research and insight to the masses as a sought after speaker and author on leadership, peak performance and burnout recovery.

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  • Growth mindset and Fixed mindset?
  • How does peak performance differ from just performance?
  • How to deal with confidence issues?
  • What do you do in Hypnosis?
  • What is high achiever syndrome?
  • and much more!

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Laurie Palau on Mindfulness, Physical, and Emotional Clutter

Laurie Palau is founder of simply B organized. Mom, wife, entrepreneur, & coffee lover.She hosts a weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life, and wrote a  book, HOT MESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED.  Think of them as survival guides for anyone who has felt overwhelmed and needs some simple strategies to get on track. One of her favorite things to do is share the strategies in-person at one of her events “The Clutter Clinic” ™ which is now a nationally recognized program!If you follow personality types, she’s an ENTJ and equally passionate about building relationships & empowering others. She has been blessed to have been able to turn her passion into a profession and now it’s her turn to help others do the same.

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  • Emotional/mental/physical  clutter
  • Vital function and delegation
  • time block and chunk
  • How to prioritize your day?
  • Batching and categorizing-
  • How to handle the anxiety ?
  • What’s your specific routine look like in the morning?-
  • Recommended morning routines?
  • and much more!

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Kirk Parsley, M.D. — Former Navy SEAL, Physician to the SEALs, and Sleep Optimization Expert (#68)

Dr. Kirk Parsley(@docparsley) served as an Undersea Medical Officer at Naval Special Warfare Group One from June 2009 to January 2013. While there, he led the development and supervised the group’s first Sports Medicine Rehabilitation center. He is a former SEAL, and received his Medical Degree from Bethesda, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2004. He interned in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Balboa Naval Hospital San Diego in 2005 and subsequently completed a Navy residency in Hyperbarics and Diving Medicine in 2006.

Doctor Parsley has been a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine since 2006 and served as Naval Special Warfare’s expert on Sleep Medicine. In addition he is certified in hormonal modulation (Age-Management Medicine). After leaving the Navy he went into concierge medicine and consulting. He continues to consult for multiple corporations, and professional athletes/teams. Doctor Parsley lectures worldwide on sleep, wellness, and hormonal optimization and is currently completing a book on sleep.


His philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. He believes that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us. His passion is to help his patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible, and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.Dr. Parsley spends as much of his spare time as possible with his three beautiful children (Hayden, Cole, and Harper). He has been a competitive athlete his entire life, and enjoys nearly all outdoor activities and sports.

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  • Could you walk us through about your experience as a Navy seal? As a physician?
  • Is it because you serve in the Navy that everybody treats you as a celebrity?
  • Are you saying that sleep is the common denominator for health optimization?
  • Does meditation help in getting a good sleep?
  • How do you influence Navy seal corporate executives and other high achievers you work with to schedule 7-8 hours of sleep in their crazy busy schedule?
  • and much more!

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Dr. Tara Well, PhD – Psychologist, Mirror Meditation Expert, and TED Speaker

Dr. Tara Well is a psychology professor at Barnard College, Columbia University where she developed a mirror-based meditation called “a revelation” in the New York Times. She has taught hundreds of people how to use the mirror to awaken self-compassion, manage emotions, and improve face-to-face communication. In 2017, she started the blog “The Clarity” in Psychology Today blog which now has 900K readers. Her recent TEDx Talk explains why mirrors and reflections are vital for managing stress and staying emotionally connected to ourselves and to others in the age of increasing reliance on digital technology.

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How did you become Mirror gazing expert?

  • What does this mirror gazing practice look like?
  • Do you think this mirror meditation can help people in developing a better self image?
  • How does this meditation differ from others?
  • Can we incorporate mirror meditation with other practices?
  • Video journaling?
  • How do you motivate yourself during tough times during the stressful times?
  • How to cultivate self-acceptance?
  • and much more!

The Nishant Garg Show:

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