- Make Your Next Play Your Best Play

di Christine Zmuda and Muge Wood

Join Muge Wood and Christine Zmuda for kind and generous insights on how to live your best life after major and minor life transitions. We are all expected to live much longer, so why not live better? This starts with greater awareness of success strategies for the road ahead.. Whether you are working full time, part time or none of the time, there is something here for you to put you on a path of greater fulfillment and hap ... 

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Episodi del podcast

  • The Eight Sources of Awe and What Bringing More Awe into Your Life can do for you

    The Eight Sources of Awe and What Bringing More Awe into Your Life can do for you

    UC Berkeley professor of psychology Dacher Keltner, Ph.D. presents a radical investigation and deeply personal inquiry into the 8 Sources of Awe and how awe transforms our brains and bodies, Muge and I discuss and reflect on Prof. Keltner findings. Tune in to learn how cultivating awe in our everyday life leads us to appreciate what is most humane in our human nature. Things you can do: Tune in to learn about the 8 sources of awe and how you can proactively cultivate more awe in your life. Read Keltner's books AWE: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life available on Amazon.

  • Before the Pitch

    Before the Pitch

    Muge and I visit with tech executive and entrepreneur Lisa Dion for a thought-provoking discussion about how to prepare for a large pursuit in life or in business. Lisa has cracked the code on how to drive highly performant sales teams. The techniques she uses and discusses are very relevant for both business and your personal life. this episode, we dive into the critical elements of preparing for a successful pitch through the lenses of decision-making, emotional intelligence, and the power of language. For our listeners who want to learn more: Upon listening, we encourage our listeners to run through a mental checklist on the next big decision or pitch you need to make:Is your mindset aligned for success? Are your emotions in check? As Lisa discusses, are you in a neutral mindset or do you need more processing time? Role play the words you want to use for impact with your team. Lisa gave a few great and powerful phrases that are worth adopting. Lisa can be reached at if you would like to explore having Lisa present to your team as a guest speaker. About Lisa Dion: Lisa is part of the Enterprise Sales team at Google Cloud and has commercial responsibility for a group of enterprise customers. She currently leads an account team that aims to impact and amplify the way her customers serve their end customers with a focus on go-to-market strategies, global scale and measurable outcomes. Lisa brings 25+ years of experience in leading US and global sales pursuit teams along with building and executing business development strategies. Prior to joining Google Cloud, Lisa spent the majority of her career in the Microsoft ecosystem both at Microsoft and at PwC. She is known for her inspirational speaking style, collaborative leadership and has consistently gravitated to start-up teams.

  • Keys to a Happy Retirement (or Refirement).

    Keys to a Happy Retirement (or Refirement).

    Today we are talking about the Keys to Happy Retirement and sourcing some content from a Kiplinger Article - Key to a Happy Retirement? Finding Yourself | Kiplinger A few helpful guiding principles: Acknowledge the emotional mix: excitement and fear. Recognize that retirement is not just a change in routine but a shift in identity. Encourage self-reflection to understand one's sense of self beyond professional roles. Emphasize the importance of planning for personal goals and passions. Muge and I discuss the 5 core elements to identity. Listen in to see how you can best prepare and enjoy a most excellent retirement (or more appropriately refirement!)

  • Thriving for and through others one safari at a time

    Thriving for and through others one safari at a time

    Today we meet with Sharon Warner, Entrepreneur and CEO of Moajaza Expeditions, a safari company in Tanzania. When most people are slowing down in their fifties, Sharon answered a calling to start a business on the other side of the world. The reason for starting this business was to positively impact the life of a man she had met while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Learn about Sharon's story and hear about the beautiful sites to be found when on safari. Key Takeaways: Treating others the way Sharon would want to be treated was the precipice for starting a business. Starting small, investing in self-education, and being good to yourself (mindfulness, self-reflections) is a great formula for successful entrepreneurship. To book a safari, visit (after June 1st the site is live!).

  • Thriving with Sustainability

    Thriving with Sustainability

    Join Muge and I for a thought-provoking episode which covers practical tips for the Sustainability. We tap into Muge's expertise as a Sustainability Leader for Microsoft. Learn about how the Global Food Network fed an additional 32M people by getting creative about the food reprocessing and distribution. Listen to the Sustainability practices that any of us can do. Try and adopt 1 or 2 to do your part to make the planet a cleaner and healthier place. Review John Oliver's video on Fast Fashion and how this impacts our environment.Fashion: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) ora more detailed view of "The True Cost" A Must-Watch Fast Fashion Documentary Is Now On Netflix - Fast Company