The Farrynheight Podcast
WTF is Mindfulness with Mitra Manesh
Season 1, Ep. 8
“Being aware and accepting of the present moment experience that you're having, with compassion and with curiosity.” With clients ranging from institutions like Amazon, Merrill Lynch, UCLA, to celebrities and everyday individuals working to lead more mindful lives, Mitra Manesh, founder of Innermap, host of the Lights On podcast, mindfulness thought leader, brings a unique blended approach to her teachings and guidance. In this episode she sits down with friend and client Farryn to delve into the many layers of mindfulness and redefine the practice as a whole.
11. What is Influence? with Julianne Fraser39:02It's safe to say we're all familiar with influencer marketing — we experience at least five #sponsored posts a day. But when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of authentic influence, we're a bit in the dark. Julianne Fraser, on the other hand, is an expert. Having worked in marketing her entire career, she founded Dialogue — a digital brand marketing consultancy dedicated to expanding the influence and growth of luxury and lifestyle brands — in 2017. She rebels against formulas in favor of meaningful and lasting relationships, and her unique approach has catapulted most, if not all, of today's biggest brands. In this episode, she and Farryn tackle the age-old elusive question of what is influence?
10. What Makes a Founder? with Steve Schlafman37:16Many of us dream of being founders. We have our billion-dollar idea swimming around in our head, we can picture the brand we have yet to create, and we can taste the success we know we deserve. But only a few of us know how to be a founder. Steve Schlafman, certified coach, advisor, angel investor, and founder of High Output, a boutique leadership development company, is one of the rare few who know what it truly takes to be a founder, and he’s here to share the recipe. In this episode, he and Farryn unpack what it means to be a founder in the modern world, motivation, when to lean in, and the zone of genius.
9. Why are we workaholics? with Dr. Elisa Hallerman44:21We’re told to enjoy everything in moderation, but when it comes to structuring our work, our lives, our screen time, and our down time, we rarely succeed. Enter Dr. Elisa Hallerman. She holds a masters and doctorate in Depth Psychology and Somatic Studies, specializes in neuroscience and trauma, and founded the Recovery Management Agency, a consulting group that works with individuals and their families suffering from addiction, mental health issues, trauma, and chronic pain. In other words, she is the go-to for the modern issues of today. In this Episode she and Farryn dive into the why beneath workaholism, modern addiction, trauma, and what it means to be uncomfortable.
8. Product vs. Narrative with Christian Larson43:55It’s no secret that we all admire the art of storytelling. Christian Larson, on the other hand, lives it. An award-winning Swedish film and music video director, editor, photographer, and co-founder & creative director of menswear brand CDLP, he has a knack for bringing narratives to life. From directing ad campaigns for global brands like Cartier and Jimmy Choo to putting his signature rhythmical spin on Beyoncé & Jay-Z's concert film ON THE RUN, Christian has a unique lens when it comes to telling a story. In this episode, he and Farryn tackle the age-old question: what comes first, product or narrative?
7. Happiness = Expectations - Reality with Poppy Jamie38:40Perhaps you know Poppy Jamie from her time on MTV, ITV2, and Extra. Perhaps you know her from her namesake accessories brand Pop & Suki. Or perhaps, you know her as a mental wellness trailblazer rewriting what it means to be happy. Across her Not Perfect podcast and her Happy Not Perfect app and book, Poppy untangles the web of self-acceptance in a world of likes, scrolls, and shares. In this episode, Farryn and Poppy dig into everything from perceived perfection, separation of business and self, and the daunting vulnerability that comes with admitting we are human.
6. The Service of Leadership with Bryan Myers52:19Bryan Myers is a name synonymous with leadership. The President & CEO of [solidcore] and former VP of New Store Development at Sweetgreen knows what it means to be a leader. But more than that, he knows what it takes to be a great leader. His philosophy? Leadership means service. Through serving his team and his community, Bryan has proven his style successful time and time again. In this episode, Farryn and Bryan talk all things leadership. The ups & downs, the risks & rewards, and how to lead by serving others.
5. Genuine Storytelling with Steph Simon38:09If there’s one story we want to hear, it’s Steph Simon’s. She’s a former attorney turned banker, turned Head of Relationships at Beats by Dr. Dre, turned consultant for brands like Mario Testing and Gucci, turned advisor, turned Head of Community and Partnerships at Clubhouse. Need we say more? In this episode, Farryn and Steph delve into deep relationships, honest storytelling, and remaining unabashedly true to oneself in every chapter of life.
4. Redefining Success with Alex Banayan45:16One glance at Alex Banayan’s resumé and the word success comes to mind. Author of The Third door which catapulted him to #1 on the international bestselling list and made the youngest bestselling business author in American history, Banayan has been lauded by The New York Post as “a joy to read”. In a nutshell, success. Right? According to Banayan, it depends how you look at it. In this episode, the author, keynote speaker, and thought provoker sits down with Farryn to discuss his journey writing The Third Door and reimagine what it means to be successful.
3. Finding Conviction with Alyssa Carson41:10To many, space is an ambiguous term. To Alyssa Carson, it means one thing: life. At just three years old, she set her sights on the skies—more specifically on Mars. Now 20 years old, the only person to have completed all three NASA Space Camps in the world and the youngest person to be accepted and graduate the Advanced Possum Academy, Alyssa is the most accomplished astronaut trainee in the world, and she’s on a mission to find and establish life on Mars. So how does finding one’s passion at such a young age define one’s future? Farryn sits down with the trailblazer to find out.