Food today is more than simply a meal it is truly a source of energy. For some food can be a challenge Tracy has spent the last 10 years educating people that we must be safer and more inclusive in the meals we provide. Food, in fact, is both an ADA and a diversity and inclusion concern for meetings and workplaces. Food can also be something to consider as you plan meals for guests in your home. In this episode, Holly has a conversation with Tracy Suckrath, president of Thrive Meetings & Events.
On this episode, you will be surprised to learn the three things we all can do to make the topic of food less taboo and more of an opportunity to connect.
Around age 30, I began experiencing lethargy, severe mood swings, depression, and sinus and breathing problems—symptoms that impacted my quality of life. After four years of visiting doctors who could find nothing wrong with me, I finally found an ENT who located the source of my illness: a food allergy to yeast.
I went on a yeast-free diet (yeast, sugar, vinegar, diary, white flour, peanuts, mushrooms), lost 25 pounds and felt better than I had in years. But I soon found that managing my diet was nearly impossible when traveling for the events I planned. A typical day at a meeting or event usually included three extravagant meals, but most of the time, I couldn’t eat anything that was being served. I didn’t realize right away that I could make off-the-menu requests, but when I did, I discovered that sometimes, I got meals that were far superior—in health and flavor—to what everyone else was getting; other times, I got a plate of hard-boiled eggs and bland chicken.
I began to see that very few planning and F&B professionals knew how to address the needs of people with dietary restrictions, whether it is a personal choice, a medical condition or a food allergy. That’s why, in January 2009, I decided to do something about it—not only for myself, but for my profession. I entered the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to learn more about my allergy and how to eat—and feel—better with food.
Soon afterward, I decided to build upon my 20 years of event planning experience and shift my practice to F&B consulting and speaking for the hospitality industry.
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As a college in mindful living Jeanette Bronee and host Holly Duckworth sit down and explore the power of being mindful at work. Most people spend most of their life at work what are simple practices we all can do to be more kind, human and productive at work.
performance, leadership and culture from the inside out. She believes our most important resource is our humanity and she teaches leaders how to make health and wellbeing the foundation for sustainable personal and professional success by using self-care AT work to transform company culture and the way we work.
After both her parents died of cancer just one year apart and a doctor told her it was only a matter of when she would get cancer, too, she quit her high stress job as a fashion executive and founded Path for Life® in 2004 with the goal creating awareness and giving people the tools to achieve better work/life quality. For the past 15 years, she has coached leaders to take better care of themselves, so they can be both healthy and busy without stress and burn-out. As a result, her clients learn to be better leaders and live more nourished lives by implementing leadership self-care AT work and build a Culture of Care™ where everyone works better.
Born in Denmark, she holds a master's degree in business development and marketing and has been leading teams to grow engagement and harness innovation. In the retail industry she has developed and facilitated training programs to align culture strategy with brand story and her deep passion is to access what truly makes us happy and healthy. She is also a certified Integrative Nutrition and Meta-Medicine health coach, a felt sense Focusing trainer, Mindfulness Teacher and Ericksonian Hypno-Therapist. (Don’t worry she doesn’t do tricks.)
She is the author of “EAT TO FEEL FULL and Nourish Yourself for Good” which encourages people to forget the word “diet” and instead focus on using food and self-care habits as a tool to gain daily and long-term optimal wellbeing, performance and health.
When she is not traveling to speak, consult, coach or teach workshops, she lives in New York City and the Catskills, where she grows veggies, makes dinner with friends, does yoga in the woods, hikes and writes while also continuing to explore how to best create a healthy change in company cultures around the world, so that everyone can thrive.
For more on Jeanette visit: https://www.jeanettebronee.com/
Your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves and how they all come together as your human experience. Many of us have become fragmented souls that have lost connection to our bodies. In this episode, Holly talks to Sharon Shores, emotion code and body code expert. Listen for deep questions that may expand intentionally the way you look at your self and your life. On the show, you will gain a few questions I bet you have never asked yourself plus pick up a few new resources for your self-care library.
About Sharon Shores:
Sharon is a Certified Emotion Code and Body Code Practitioner, Transformation Life Coach and Medical Intuitive. Sharon’s main work is with her Emotion Code and Body Code practice! Clients report amazing results! Through her Emotion Code/Body Code Practice, she helps her clients identify blocks that prevent them from reaching their goals and with a simple technique helps her clients release those blocks.
Through her Transformational Life Coaching Program Sharon helps her clients design a life they love living! She helps her clients achieve extraordinary results in accelerated time. Sharon works with clients to help them close the gap between the life they were living and the life they LOVE living.
For those who desire healing/mental/physical or emotional Sharon provides those clients with a spiritual guidance and support session or a medical intuitive healing session.
Sharon is also an inspiring speaker, passionate educator, and a highly sought after transformational coach.
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Being a global citizen and leaders has always been a part of life for Corinne Hancock. With this comes dealing with chaos in parts of the world many of us will never go. As a cultural anthropologist, Corinne shares her stories of finding answers and calm in moments of unknown.
As a keynote speaker, Corinne works with leaders to use chaos to your advantage.
Don't miss this podcast where she tells the story of a young warrior she met and how even at a young age he changed her life, and her families life forever.
Follow her work at https://corinnehancock.com/
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed and just out of balance? When your mind is racing and you just can’t calm down, it’s difficult to function.
If your digestion is off, it can really put a dark cloud in your life.
We help you discover what is imbalanced, and what changes you need to make in order to heal these issues.
We use Advanced Biofeedback Technology and Whole Food Supplements/Herbs in our practice to help your body reduce stressors so that it can harmonize itself back to health.
While we specialize in Anxiety, High Stress and Digestion, we have had great success with many other chronic health challenges such as Allergies, Chronic Pain and Autoimmune issues.
About John Ayo:
John Ayo is a Traditional Naturopath, Professional Speaker, Author and Certified Biofeedback Specialist (CBS) and has been researching mind/body/spirit topics since 1976. He worked in sales for IBM for 27 years, where the stress of “Corporate America” caused him to examine his priorities in life. He began having health issues around 1999 that could not be addressed by the traditional medical model of “fixing symptoms”. This led him on an amazing journey back to health…and to his true passion.
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About Dr. Rachel Headley
Rachel is an expert in transitions. She advises, guides, and speaks on how to use the tension around change to unleash your key staff, increase engagement, and improve overall organizational performance. Dynamic and charismatic leadership can have powerful results, but only when paired with excellence in communication and value of team.
Rachel brings a methodical and razor-sharp intellect to solve problems that suit her client organization, its ideal culture, and business goals. She enjoys a good challenge and has over two decades of experience leading complex and ground-breaking achievements, managing big projects, uniting diverse stakeholders, and guiding teams through change.
She is a powerful advocate of community: in her own team, among her neighbors, and her network of clients, colleagues, and friends.
She has led and managed teams for over 20 years. Rachel is a Mensa PhD scientist, a certified Project Management Professional, a global citizen, a choral singer, and an art patroness.
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Can events be mindful?
Christy Lamagna's expertise lies in turning events into powerful sales tools that drive business value. In this book, she clearly and definitively demonstrates how companies seeking a competitive edge can follow the "Discovery Process" and embrace strategic event planning. Dramatically transform your meetings to deliver quantifiable ROI and influence what your target audiences feel, think, say and do.
Christy has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and Entrepreneur and is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and coach across multiple industries. Her war stories are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, but the lessons she draws from them are transformative.
This show, and Christy's book is a must for event professionals, CMOs, sales or procurement executives--for anyone with bottom-line accountability. You'll gain the valuable insight you need to create a powerful paradigm shift within your organization.
About Christy Lamagna
We all want happiness and accomplishment in our lives, but that’s only part of the equation; Keith has found that Tenacity, Resilience, Imagination, and Purpose (TRIP) build confidence, creativity and innovation. As a Tenacity Expert, Keith teaches these techniques through his keynote speeches and workshops.
Keith Renninson is a native of Colorado, and after a tour of duty in Viet Nam, he returned home and spent 30 years as a financial planner and insurance agent. In 1995, he self-published his first book, “The Pain & Joy of Love: A Collection of Poetry, Black and White Photography and Short Stories.”
Some choices are questionable!
Keith is the co-author of “Zooch the Pooch, My Best Friend” an illustrated book that teaches children and their parents the process of grief and to learn how life moves on after a loss.
Keith shares the spotlight with Mark Victor Hansen, Byron Katie and Les Blanchard among others in the exciting new book “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life”.
In his leisure time is a member of the Colorado Bicycle Racing Association for Senior’s & participates in bicycle races around Colorado, loves to downhill ski, and climbs the Fourteener’s of Colorado’s Rockies.
Being an entrepreneur for over 40 years, an author and speaker have taught Keith valuable lessons. He wants to share the adventures of his life so that others can find the adventure in theirs.
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