The Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Lynda Ulrich, Goodness Exchange Co-Founder

Past Episodes

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Cultivating Emotional Intelligence to Manage Your Reaction to the World with Brittney-Nichole (Episode #88)

In this episode, we welcome Brittney-Nichole to talk about emotional intelligence, or the ability to be aware and sensitive to our own emotions and the emotions of others. We discuss some of the most common things that impede our ability to develop this skill, including negativity bias, victim mentality, and a lack of receptivity to feedback. We talk about how taking risks can be a valuable way of growing and learning, and how being willing to step out of our comfort zone can help us to become stronger and more capable.
Listen InCultivating Emotional Intelligence to Manage Your Reaction to the World with Brittney-Nichole (Episode #88)
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Finding Your Best Self By Solving a Problem for Others with Sarah Leathers (Episode #87)

When Sarah Leathers saw that high school students were lacking community and sick individuals in her area needed healthy meals, she realized she could solve one problem with another. Now, her nonprofit Healing Meals has delivered more than 90,000 meals to those in need of nutritious food, all while connecting kids who need it most.
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Your Trauma is Not a Barrier, It’s a Window with David Richman (Episode #85)

It’s easy to feel bad when you are not yet the person you want to be. When you haven’t yet developed the habits you desire, or haven’t yet got up and pursued the life of your dreams. David Richman found himself in this position, feeling bad about his smoking habit and his weight. Now an entrepreneur, author, public speaker, athlete, and philanthropist, there are endless lessons to learn from David’s journey through trauma to the life of his dreams. Listen in for proof that it’s never too late to take a step back, assess your life, and make changes that will get you where you want to go.
Listen InYour Trauma is Not a Barrier, It’s a Window with David Richman (Episode #85)
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Recognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures with Jenn Lim (Episode #84)

Do you really have a feeling of fulfillment and happiness when you’re at your workplace? Are you sure that what you’re chasing is meaningful for your life? If you’re asking yourself these questions, you’re probably struggling to find the value or purpose in what you’re doing. CEO and Co-Founder of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim, has some impactful thoughts about how we can all be happier at work.
Listen InRecognizing Everyone’s Superpower to Reshape Work Cultures with Jenn Lim (Episode #84)
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Your Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go with Oliver Burkeman (Episode #83)

There is a fresh - rather freeing - perspective when it comes to "time-management" that can relieve us from stressing over our inboxes and to-do lists.  Our guest, Oliver Burkeman, is just the one to have discovered it. For 10 years, he wrote a column for the Guardian about time-management. And then one day, realized that much of the schemes and advice for managing time were nonsense. Instead, the solution to our overwhelming dilemma with time starts somewhere we might never look. This conversation is both freeing and fun.
Listen InYour Best Time Management: Knowing What to Let Go with Oliver Burkeman (Episode #83)
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The One Big Problem We Know How to Solve with Christoph Gorder of Charity: Water (Episode #82)

Water is a human need and human right to which billions (with a B) of people still lack access. This is a natural resource that the rest of us normally take for granted. But Christoph Gorder, who grew up in the Central African Republic, is working to change that and seeking every day to improve people’s lives and conditions through his organization: charity: water.
Listen InThe One Big Problem We Know How to Solve with Christoph Gorder of Charity: Water (Episode #82)
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Helping the Rainforest at the Click of a Button with Chochi Iturralde (Episode #81)

We humans have extracted all we can from nature for hundreds of years while thinking little about the negative impact on the planet. But what if we flip the script on its head? María José "Chochi" Iturralde is the founder and CEO of Humans for Abundance, an organization designed to empower people who live near the world’s most fragile ecosystems and give people around the globe a way to support them in restoring the environment.
Listen InHelping the Rainforest at the Click of a Button with Chochi Iturralde (Episode #81)
57 min listen
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Map Out Your Happiness Journey: Dancing Through the Americas with Aliénor Salmon (Episode #80)

If you could do anything you wanted, what would it be? When Alienor Salmon was asked this question, she realized nothing would make her happier than to leave her job at the United Nations and travel through Latin America, learning from locals the dances of every country she visited along the way. On her journey, she saw how we humans constantly prioritize things that do not make us happy. But when we use happiness as a baseline for all our decisions, we can come alive.
Listen InMap Out Your Happiness Journey: Dancing Through the Americas with Aliénor Salmon (Episode #80)
64 min listen
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Living a Regenerative Life: Falling in Love with a Sustainable Future with Paul Hawken (Episode #79)

Few people believe we can come together to start fighting climate change, but Paul Hawken is one of those people. An environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author, Paul has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the planet.
Listen InLiving a Regenerative Life: Falling in Love with a Sustainable Future with Paul Hawken (Episode #79)
54 min listen
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Make a Living or Make a Difference? You Don’t Have to Choose with Roshan Paul (Episode #78)

Have you long desired a career path that aligns with your personal joys and values, AND allows you to make a comfortable living? Roshan Paul has spent his professional life helping nearly 10,000 people from over sixty-five countries accelerate their careers in social impact. Today, he’s sharing his top tips for how you can make a living and make a difference, all at the same time.
Listen InMake a Living or Make a Difference? You Don’t Have to Choose with Roshan Paul (Episode #78)
58 min listen
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Getting Businesses to Care About Our Future through Doughnut-Inspired Solutions with Erinch Sahan (Episode #77)

Have you ever heard of Doughnut Economics? When change is needed on a large scale, this Goldilocks-like way of thinking considers not the nitty-gritty nor the large scale, but the sweet spot in our thinking that can actually allow us to make progress. Erinch Sahan has been exploring and promoting this mindset for over 10 years and is focused on helping businesses use it to prioritize realistic social and environmental change. What in your life could change when you think like Goldilocks eating a doughnut?
Listen InGetting Businesses to Care About Our Future through Doughnut-Inspired Solutions with Erinch Sahan (Episode #77)
54 min listen
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Trusting Opportunity Over Fear with John Hagel (Episode #76)

When you operate with an opportunity-based narrative over a fear-based one, you can move beyond fear to instead view new things with hope and excitement. This is the message of John Hagel, a Silicon Valley management consultant, entrepreneur, speaker, and author who for 40 years has been driven by a desire to help people and organizations around the world take advantage of new possibilities in this rapidly changing world. Listen in to take a journey beyond fear and change your mindset about new situations you face.
Listen InTrusting Opportunity Over Fear with John Hagel (Episode #76)
59 min listen
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Train Your Reckless Brain with These Helpful Mind Hacks with Kimberly Quinn (Episode #75)

If our brains are like toddlers running with scissors, how can we keep them in check? Dr. Kimberly Quinn, teacher of Positive Psychology, Mindcraft, and Cognitive Psychology at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, can help you do just that. This episode is packed with tips and tricks to help you train your brain and work towards a more positive way of thinking.
Listen InTrain Your Reckless Brain with These Helpful Mind Hacks with Kimberly Quinn (Episode #75)
55 min listen
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Strengthening Local Community Connections with 6 AM City and Ryan Heafy (Episode #74)

Ryan Heafy has created some systems that left a wonderful legacy of progress and possibility for people. Ryan is currently the Co-Founder and COO of 6AM City, the fastest-growing newsletter-first local media company in the country. Let’s learn about Ryan’s view of local media, what’s possible, and pride in our communities!
Listen InStrengthening Local Community Connections with 6 AM City and Ryan Heafy (Episode #74)

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