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The Conscious Pivot Podcast

From entrepreneurship and leadership – to purpose and spirituality – the Conscious Pivot Podcast is the place for powerful insights, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully reinvented some area of their business and and personal life. Gain greater insights to navigate your own pivot, learn how to fully embrace new opportunities, increase your performance, master the art and science of innovation and resilience, and love your life!

Join Adam for a much needed dose of energy, HEART and real talk. Let your pivot begin!

Episode Blogs

Finding A Creative Opportunity: From Ashes To Diamonds With Eterneva

In today’s episode, Adam Markel talks to Adelle Archer, the CEO and Co-Founder of Eterneva, an innovative company that honors the lives of remarkable people and pets by turning their cremated ashes into diamonds. Today, Adelle shares her pivot from politics to entrepreneurship and explains how she and a friend conceptualized Eterneva. The opportunity to create a meaningful piece from dust is a wonderful analogy for how you can use the pressure and conditions of life to create something purposeful, meaningful and...
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Cultivating Resilience Through Mindset Reform With Dr. Ryan Gottfredson

There is no questions that the current crisis tests our ability to adapt to change and be resilient in the face of adversity. Guest Dr. Ryan Gottfredson indicates that if we think of our minds much like a computer's operating system, times like these call for not just the addition of "programs" to our existing operating system but an entire upgrade of our operating systems themselves. Said another way, it's an opportunity to shift our entire mindset in a direction...
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Mental Performance & The Importance of Breath With Grant Parr

In times like today, marked by uncertainty and waves of challenge, being in the best mental state as possible is critically important. Today’s guest is Grant Parr, a highly regarded mental performance coach, author, keynote speaker, podcast host and former Division 2 quarterback. Grant's clients are Olympians, Olympic coaches, professional athletes, collegiate athletes/teams, business executives and Fortune 500/1000 sales organizations. Drawing from his work in sports psychology, Grant and host Adam Markel engage in a timely and informative conversation about...
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Cultivating Life Energy And Practicing Forgiveness: The Art Of Qigong With Chunyi Lin

  Qigong is the art of cultivating Qi, or life energy, through physical exercises and meditation. Qigong Master and multiple-bestselling author Chunyi Lin joins Adam Markel in this episode to talk about the ancient art of Qigong and how it can be used to promote health and healing. Chunyi describes how Qigong can be used for any purpose related to health and healing by allowing its practitioner to channel Qi through channels in their bodies. He also talks about forgiveness...
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Reintegrating Our Purpose And Adapting To The New Normal With Patty Aubery

  What is your “why” right now? During these unusual times when everyone is tasked to stay at home, today's guest advocates dedicating time to understanding your life purpose and acting on ways you can still achieve it. Adam Markel interviews Patty Aubery, the CVO for GoalFriends and President of The Canfield Training Group. Patty shares strategies on how we can control our paths, re-integrate our purpose even more, and be more resourceful when handling change. For years, Patty has...
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Building Resilience For Future Success With Robert MacPhee

  A crisis can bring an opportunity to identify a new pivot, as well as learn more about your own resilience. Robert MacPhee is the former Director of Training for Jack Canfield, as well as the author of the bestselling book, Manifesting For Non-Gurus. He joins Adam Markel to discuss why building resilience is essential to your future success. After all, life is predicated on the natural uncertainty of things, so it's important to always be ready to make the most...
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Resilience Required: A Navy SEAL’s Experience – Featuring Commander Rorke Denver

  It takes a lot to become a Navy SEAL. It's not just the training, it's a complete life overhaul – a gigantic pivot into a new reality. In this episode, Adam Markel is joined by Commander Rorke Denver, a trainer for the US Navy SEALs and a special forces leader. Commander Rorke acknowledges that becoming a SEAL is a huge undertaking, but also recognizes it as an honor and a testament to our resilience as human beings. Rorke shares...
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Powerful Success Principles With Legendary Jack Canfield

What makes a person successful? This is probably one of the most asked questions, and fortunately, as Tony Robbins said, "success leaves clues.” In this episode, Adam Markel interviews the perfect guest who shares his most powerful success “clues”. Adam talks with the one and only Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and America's number one success coach. Having studied, researched and practiced what makes successful people different, Jack shares these tenets that will help...
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Fortune Favors The Brave: Resilience, Bravery and Survival

  Kiri Westby’s book Fortune Favors the Brave tells the story of a woman’s journey of survival as an American activist in Tibet. Kiri is a lifelong human rights activist and a writer who was raised in a small Buddhist community in Colorado. She began formal training in meditation and dharmic arts at a young age and went on to work professionally in human rights advocacy. In this episode, Kiri shares her experience of being arrested and forced to disappear...
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Flexibility And Resilience: Keys To Mastering The Unknown

  There are times when resilience is simply not enough to carry you through situations that the universe throws at you. Producer, writer, and director William Arntz believes that during these times flexibility, alongside resilience, can be a powerful tool. In this episode, William Arntz joins Adam Markel to share his spiritual and filmmaking journey. He also provides his perspective on the role of suffering in evolution, especially with the Coronavirus pandemic being on a different scale from what the...
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