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Moving Beyond Your Tribe with Torund Bryhn

Have you ever been surprised when your friends,boss or family do not understand you?“Never assume the obvious” states the late New York Times columnist William Safire.Never assume they understand you, because the obvious
Latest Episode1/14/2021

29. Stories from Kanab: A Small Town with A Big Vision

Ep. 29
Kanab never ceases to amaze me! It's always a pleasure to come back to this welcoming town where its people work incessantly to make it the destination you want to come to in the Western US.In this episode, I am joined by Brent Chamberlain who is currently serving as a Kane County Commissioner. He shares with us the amazing development plans of Kanab and Kane County. You will hear how they are planning to create a new Visitor Center for Zion National Park, how everything started with one man willing to donate his land, and what is public transportation going to look like in the next couple of years.Brent and his wife Kathy moved to Kanab in 2011, after retiring from 32 years in the mining industry - and the story of how he ended up choosing to buy a house in Kanab is fascinating. Tune in and listen to Episode 29 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe to hear how they decided where to retire, and learn what makes Kanab a magical place to visit and live in, as well as what the future holds for this amazing touristic destination.Some Questions I Ask:Why did you come to Kanab? (01:46)If you were to describe Kanab, what would you say? What is Kanab like? (06:02)How have you been able to cultivate such a diverse culture? (07:22)What do you do as a commissioner? (09:49)What were the steps to create collaboration between Kane county and all the other parties involved in developing such a grand project? (21:10)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why Kanab is a magical place. (04:30)The difference between Kanab and other small cities in the US. (08:39)Why Kanab is a safe vacation destination during COVID. (11:40)How the area will develop in the next couple of years. (14:53)How electric shuttles will help decongestion the traffic into Zion National Park. (18:40)Brent's life advice. (34:01)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramResources:Utah Clean Cities Website
1/14/2021

29. Stories from Kanab: A Small Town with A Big Vision

Ep. 29
Kanab never ceases to amaze me! It's always a pleasure to come back to this welcoming town where its people work incessantly to make it the destination you want to come to in the Western US.In this episode, I am joined by Brent Chamberlain who is currently serving as a Kane County Commissioner. He shares with us the amazing development plans of Kanab and Kane County. You will hear how they are planning to create a new Visitor Center for Zion National Park, how everything started with one man willing to donate his land, and what is public transportation going to look like in the next couple of years.Brent and his wife Kathy moved to Kanab in 2011, after retiring from 32 years in the mining industry - and the story of how he ended up choosing to buy a house in Kanab is fascinating. Tune in and listen to Episode 29 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe to hear how they decided where to retire, and learn what makes Kanab a magical place to visit and live in, as well as what the future holds for this amazing touristic destination.Some Questions I Ask:Why did you come to Kanab? (01:46)If you were to describe Kanab, what would you say? What is Kanab like? (06:02)How have you been able to cultivate such a diverse culture? (07:22)What do you do as a commissioner? (09:49)What were the steps to create collaboration between Kane county and all the other parties involved in developing such a grand project? (21:10)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why Kanab is a magical place. (04:30)The difference between Kanab and other small cities in the US. (08:39)Why Kanab is a safe vacation destination during COVID. (11:40)How the area will develop in the next couple of years. (14:53)How electric shuttles will help decongestion the traffic into Zion National Park. (18:40)Brent's life advice. (34:01)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramResources:Utah Clean Cities Website
12/10/2020

28. Learn to Perceive the Outer World with Your Mind's Eye, with Nate Zeleznick

Ep. 28
My guest today is one with a very insightful set of thoughts to share.Through the sacred practice of Indonesian Martial Arts, Nate Zeleznick has incorporated both South East Asian and Western methodologies to achieve the revolutionary concept of Vibravision. Nate believes that society has simply not given themselves permission to believe this ability is even possible and is of the mindset that by adopting an open-minded approach and the lessons that come with a structured education and training practice, we are all capable of accessing the life-changing technique of Vibravision.In this episode, we give space to the benefits and talking points of this exploratory concept and discuss how Nate has personally been impacted by the lessons he’s learned through his extensive training. We also chat about how his work links to neuroplasticity and other scientific and spiritual models.If you’re interested in learning more, then I encourage you to tune in to Episode 28 of the Moving Beyond Your Tribe podcast!Some Questions I Ask:Could you tell us a little bit about Vibravision? (1:39)How did you persuade the Indonesian people to train someone outside of their own culture? (10:34)How were you able to bridge the gap between Indonesians and Westerns in a way that alleviated existing suspicion? (11:34)What did you do to become so intuitive? (15:40)What does success look like in your practice & How do you approach opening the multi-sensory parts of your brain? (20:58)How long did it take you to complete your training and achieve the five points of your practice? (22:32)What makes someone naturally gifted in this practice? (27:26)What is your relationship with the Indonesian people after adapting their culture to your own practice? (38:49)What are the three things you’ve learned through immersing yourself in Indonesian culture? (42:34)What is one life hack that you can share with my listeners? (46:52)In This Episode You Will Learn:What the term, ‘synchrodestiny’ refers to (3:00)Nate’s first exposure to Indonesian Martial Arts & How the experience linked to his need to serve the blind community (3:37)The medical communities' response to Nate’s methodologies (18:36)How Nate is ‘bucking the system’ in regards to learning Vibravision (25:16)Nate’s retelling of a blind student who suddenly regained her sight through his training (32:45)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Nate Zelleznick:LinkedInFacebookWebsite: VibravisionResources:IMDb Page: Superhuman: The Invisible Made Visible (2020)
12/3/2020

27. Reaching a ‘Flow’ State Through Mindfulness, with Ulf Schwekendiek

Ep. 27
In a landscape that is ever-changing and constantly evolving, tech developers are having to think a lot more critically. In the case of today’s guest, Ulf Schwekendiek, he has created a mindfulness app which combats issues many of us face surrounding productivity, reaching ‘flow’ states, and managing social media fatigue.Centered is a tool that looks at productivity through a more emotional lens. Through a combination of specifically curated music, checklists, and small tasks, Ulf has strived to create a resource that can be easily integrated into everyone’s daily lives. In this episode, we dive into Ulf’s personal history in the startup world, what inspired the creation of Centered, the psychological effects of digitalization, as well as so much more.To learn more, tune in to Episode 27 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe!Some Questions I Ask:What inspired you to develop Centered? (12:12)What did you take away from your experience working on the Siri team? (17:01)What was your transition into the mindfulness space like? (20:06)How have you managed to minimize the time you spend on apps? (34:15)How did you achieve such a unique feel to the music used in your app? (43:55)What is your vision for Centered going forward? (46:14)Do you have a life hack to share with my listeners? (49:36)Why did you decide to name your virtual assistant Noah? (52:02)In This Episode You Will Learn:Some background on Ulf’s mindfulness app, Centered (3:10)How Ulf’s virtual assistant, Noah, is being utilized for productivity (7:46)My experience using Centered & How it allowed me to place a greater value on the work I do (10:10)The differences I’ve noticed between American and Norweigan working culture (24:59)How Ulf’s app is combatting the interruptions caused by social media (27:17)Ulf’s perspective on productivity (36:04)How Ulf’s development team operates to reach a ‘flow state’ (38:40)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Ulf Schwekendiek:LinkedInTwitterResources:Website: CenteredApp Homepage: DetourYoutube Video: The Smell of Success - Centered App
11/19/2020

26. 10 Years of Girl Geek Dinners, with Nina Alida Nordbø, Kristina Brend, Ingvil Gaasland, and Vivi Hatlem

Ep. 26
Continuing on from last week’s theme, I’ve invited four key members from the Girl Geek Dinners Norway network onto the show to chat about the impact they’ve made within their field! Joining me today is Norway Co-Founder Nina Alida Nordbø, Trondheim Founder and Leader Kristina Brend, Oslo Leader Ingvil Gaasland, and Oslo Board Member Vivi Hatlem.Through their combined experience within the digital industry, they have brought together a successful cohort of women across Norway, as well as Internationally, to celebrate the diverse and collaborative aspects that are so present within the tech landscape. Now ten years on, Girl Geek Dinners has been home to many female creators across the globe and has launched countless friendships, professional partnerships, and business opportunities as a result of genuine and understanding leadership.To learn more about their story and the work that Girl Geek Dinners does, tune in to Episode 26 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe!Some Questions I Ask:What have you all learned through hosting the events at Girl Geek Dinners & What has been the greatest gift you’ve received through organizing them? (12:22)Why do you think women haven’t been as represented as their male counterparts in the tech industry (18:55)How has Girl Geek Dinners changed or impacted each of you personally? (30:12)Which event have you each been the proudest of? (33:12)Where do you want Girl Geek Dinners to go next? (45:53)What is a life hack that you can share with my listeners today? (50:09)In This Episode You Will Learn:How the Girl Geek Dinners Norway founders and leaders came together (1:38)Some background on the companies’ key figureheads — Nina Alida Nordbø, Vivi Hatlem, Kristina Brend, and Ingvil Gaasland (4:01)How Girl Geek Dinners has contributed to the inclusive and positive evolution towards women in tech (23:02)Tech trends that each of the Girl Geek Dinners board members have noticed since launching their network (40:08)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Nina Alida Nordbø:LinkedInConnect With Vivi Hatlem:LinkedInConnect With Ingvil Gaasland:LinkedInConnect With Kristina Brend:LinkedInResources:Website - Girl Geek Dinners
11/12/2020

25. Bridging the Gender Divide in the Digital Age, with Sarah Lamb

Ep. 25
The tech industry is making incredible strides every day. Through empathetic leadership, my guest today Sarah Lamb, has founded the inclusive and progressive organization, Girl Geek Dinners. Ignited by a personal frustration towards the lack of female representation in the digital sphere, Sarah was inspired to build her network and bring her project to life, bringing together a global conglomerate of female entrepreneurs and individuals within tech.In this episode, Sarah shares her journey to launching Girl Geek Dinners, how the brand became such a universally loved concept, and why she aims to redefine the term ‘geek.’ We also discuss how her events have led to male attendees becoming more educated on the issues women face within the workplace on a day-to-day basis, and made them more aware of the broader scope of issues that run rampant in digital industries.To hear more, tune in to Episode 25 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe!Some Questions I Ask:Where did the name Girl Geek Dinners originate? (3:42)What was it like for you to speak at The UN on women in tech? (7:41)How do you feel knowing Girl Geek Dinners has made such a large impact? (9:42)Did you ever think your business and its following would grow to the size it has today? (12:42)What changes have you seen within your field over the course of your career? (19:33)Do you think there has been an attitude shift towards women in leadership? (23:44)Where do you see Girl Geek Dinners moving to the future? (29:03)When you look back, what do you think made Girl Geek Dinners such a universally loved concept? (31:25)Is there a life hack you use that you could share with my listeners? (32:37)In This Episode You Will Learn:What inspired Sarah to create Girl Geek Dinners (1:53)How Sarah cultivated an international community of followers and collaborators (5:34)Sarah’s perspective on gender segregation within the tech industry (10:50)The male response to Sarah’s events & Why more men should be exposed to female perspectives (16:21)How Sarah defines the term ‘geek’ (25:57)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Sarah Lamb:Website - Sarah LambWebsite - Girl Geek DinnersResources:Wikipedia Page: Girl Geek Dinners
10/29/2020

24. Stories From Sioux Falls: Sadie Swier - The Flourishing Community of Downtown Sioux Falls

Ep. 24
Small towns are often filled with big hearts.Joining me on the podcast today is Sadie Swier, Community Outreach Coordinator for ‘Downtown Sioux Falls’, a non-profit focused on the economic expansion and fiscal growth of the area. Throughout the years, Sioux Falls has been home to dozens of successful community-oriented programs and events which have enriched the city and created an overwhelmingly inviting and friendly culture for all who come to visit.Most recently, the town has caught the attention of the multi-billion dollar company ‘Amazon’ and has been a huge selling point for organizations due to its thriving and diverse atmosphere. It’s a telling sign that by investing in small businesses and creating a sense of collaboration amongst people, we will start to see really positive results on every side and can expect to see greater and more prominent involvement from larger corporations.The work that Sadie and others like her are doing within Sioux Falls is so vital to keeping the passion and spirit of this community alive. Through events such as ‘Sculpture Walk’, ‘River Fest’, ‘Parade of Lights’ and so many others, the town has developed a greater appreciation for cultural and artistic endeavors and has been exposed to so many important and educational experiences.To learn more, tune in to Episode 24 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe!Some Questions I Ask:Who would you say the visionaries were in the early days of the company? (4:08)What do you think has created so much enthusiasm towards ‘Downtown Sioux Falls’ in the community? (6:05)What makes a good event? (11:12)What were some things that didn’t work while planning an event? (12:58)Was there an event that surprised you with its success? (14:29)Have you always had a persistent and motivated company culture? (22:26)What is your vision for ‘Downtown Sioux Falls?’ (30:02)How do you keep people collaborative within the community? (32:23)What is a life hack you use that you can share with my listeners? (35:10)In This Episode You Will Learn:Some background on ‘DTSF’ (1:50)Why ‘Downtown Sioux Falls’ thrives on collaboration and community between small businesses (9:46)The creative process behind the events and projects run by ‘DTSF’ (16:15)Some of the prizes you can win through the ‘Downtown Sioux Falls’ App (18:30)How Sadie has utilized social media to market ‘DTSF’ and the community (24:17)Sadie’s perspective of Sioux Falls as a third-generation member of the community (26:46)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Sadie Swier:Email: sadie@dtsf.comLinkedInWebsite - ‘DTSF’
10/22/2020

23. Stories From Sioux Falls: Megan Assman - Developing a Healthy Mindset Around Physical Fitness

Ep. 23
Joining me on the show today is my very own personal trainer, Megan Assman! During isolation, I’ve had the opportunity to attend a few of her classes virtually and since visiting Sioux Falls have finally had the chance to meet her in person. We discuss her unique journey within the health and fitness industry, coming from an extensive background in politics, and what she hopes to achieve at her company, ‘Mega Strong.’It’s so important, particularly now, to focus on our physical and mental wellbeing, and having the right mindset going in is crucial in achieving the results we desire. Megan shares how her tough coaching style has played a role in helping her clients build on this mentality, why she has worked so hard to foster a sense of community in her sessions, as well as her insights into clean eating and nutrition.To learn more, tune in to Episode 23 of Moving Beyond Your Tribe!Some Questions I Ask:What do your online workouts entail? (2:37)How did your business get started? (11:18)How was the name ‘Mega Strong’ born? (19:44)What has your Mom’s progression throughout her fitness journey looked like? (23:11)How does it make you feel knowing you’ve made such an impact on your family? (29:59)What is it about ‘Mega Strong’ that you think attracts people to the business? (32:03)What’s next for you? (39:56)What are the three key elements that have led to your success? (42:01)In This Episode You Will Learn:Why it’s so important for Megan to start her workouts with motivational quotes (4:10)Megan’s mission statement for her classes (8:03)How Megan has cultivated such a strong community within the fitness sector (10:05)Why Megan chose to leave her previous job working for a non-profit (17:15)How running ‘Mega Strong’ full time gave Megan more time with her Daughter (18:10)Megan’s perspective on nutrition and ‘clean eating’ (21:20)How Megan approaches each of her workouts & Why she’s so proud of the clients she’s worked with (26:19)The human aspect to Megan’s coaching style & Why moderation is so important in relation to unhealthy foods (35:48)How Megan’s work has made her a more confident and empathetic individual (45:01)Let’s Connect!LinkedInTwitterInstagramConnect With Megan Assman:InstagramFacebook Page - ‘Mega Strong Fitness’Resources:Book: ‘Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds’ Author, David Goggins