#319 Taryn Voget:”In Person” Value or “Sound-Bite” Hype

June 12, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Hey Paul.

Did you know that our guest today, Taryn Voget, is responsible for birthing our podcast, The Next Chapter with Charlie. This show was all Taryn’s idea.

After she and I had lunch at a client’s cafeteria, she said something like, “Charlie, you ask such good questions, you should do a podcast.” That was 7 years ago, and today we are on show #319!

But that’s what Taryn does… she brings the best out of people and very often that best is about something that feels like a surprising attribute. 

And so today, executive coach, high level consultant and partner-in-thought, Taryn Voget, will surprise us with fresh ideas about life in a whole new era, one of the 60 second, sound-bite mentality that is making us all feel rather insane. 

I can’t wait to discover what is new in the brilliant mind of Taryn Voget.


Please check out Taryn’s fabulous website at HERE

Taryn also has a fascinating monthly Newsletter titled Coffee with Taryn. I subscribe… and that in itself is rare. Haha.

Check out Taryn on YouTube. It so cool!!!

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Safe Places

June 8, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Recently in his post Sabbath Moment, Terry Hershey wrote on the idea of Storm Homes, places in lands of tumultuous weather where people, especially children, can gather when an unexpected storm threatens. Storm Homes can save lives and prevent harm. Everyone in these turbulent zones is familiar with the location of Storm Homes. In fact, many individual homes contain within them some kind of Safe Place to protect families from danger.
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Dena Crowder: Identity is a Story We Tell Ourselves

June 4, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes #318 

My conversation today is with my dear friend and one-time personal coach, Dena Crowder. Dena makes the list of one of my “all-time favorite” people. Brilliant, wise, compelling, and… so much fun! 

Today we talk about the essentials of Dena’s upcoming book about Personal Identity. Dena writes. “Our identity is a story we tell ourselves about who we are and our place in the world.”

Dena and I agree that… Identity is a choice and an expression of your soul’s desire, your passion, your experiences, and your DNA. 

With that, it’s with great delight that I bring on our special guest.  


Please check out Dena’s website HERE.  

Enjoy Dena on Instagram HERE.



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Your True Work is Rarely Your Job

June 1, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

A man is never out of work if he gives a damn. It’s just that sometimes he doesn’t get paid… A man’s work is what he is supposed to do.” William Least Heat Moon

I came across a few quotes from William Least Heat Moon in Belden C. Lane’s brilliant book The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. Least Heat Moon’s understanding on the difference between one’s work and one’s job resonated with my occupations as a retired man.
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#317 Michaela Renee Johnson: Everything You Need to Know About Life!

May 30, 2024 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

PLEASE NOTE: This show just might be my very, very favorite podcast!


Our guest today, Michaela Renee Johnson, writes this of herself. I couldn’t say it any better… Michaela says…  

I believe the key to living a happy life, is learning how to speak your truth with grace & live a courageous life of authenticity. This requires checking in with yourself, often, exploring old patterns that aren’t serving you, tapping into grit & resiliency, and having a growth-oriented mindset.

Michaela was a guest on the show more than two years ago. She was a hit. One of our very best. I am so looking forward to chatting with her about living authentically, checking in with ourselves, tapping into our grit and resiliency, and even more. 


Please check out Michaela Renee Johnson’s website at www.michaelarenee.com 

For information about what Michaela does in therapy click HERE.

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