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Are you doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Are you where you should be in your work and personal lives? Are you bummed or panicked because the answers to those questions are, “No!” Guest and “The Thirtysomething Coach” Carrie Spaulding...


Are you doing what you’ve always wanted to do? Are you where you should be in your work and personal lives? Are you bummed or panicked because the answers to those questions are, “No!” Guest and “The Thirtysomething Coach” Carrie Spaulding gives us compelling ways to quiet thirtysomething panic, and for that matter, twenty, forty and fiftysomething freakouts. After the conversation, Jordan Friedman teaches probably the most powerful stress reducer we can use.

About Guest Carrie Spaulding, PCC

Carrie Spaulding is a coach, speaker, facilitator, improviser, educator, nomad, and human. In her private coaching as The Thirtysomething Coach, Carrie helps thirtysomethings break through Thirtysomething Panic and create careers, relationships, and lives they love. A Professional Certified Coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation, Carrie brings a host of tools and a breadth and depth of experience to her practice, and continually draws from her improvisation, performance, and teaching backgrounds to enhance her coaching presence and impact.

An acclaimed speaker and facilitator, Carrie helps individual clients, teams, coaches, leaders, and organizations harness the power of improvisation to be more effective, engaged, collaborative, agile, self-aware, confident, and compassionate in all aspects of work and life. Twenty years of professionally performing, teaching, and directing improvisation fuel Carrie's distinctively creative, experiential, and outside-the-box approach. Carrie facilitates growth with warmth, passion, expertise, and humor, and leaves participants armed with improved skills, new tools and strategies, and a feeling that professional development was never this much fun! 

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The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad technique gives us a structured way of rethingking stressful situations or thoughts to make them less stressful. We featued this technique during this episode's Break Room section and here are the The Mod Squad steps:

  1. Identify a source of stress
  2. What makes this source of stress stressful?
  3. Could you reduce the stress of this situation by thinking about it differently?
  4. Ask a group of friends, relatives and/or colleagues to come up with alternative ways you might think about this stressor. Let them know that no suggestion is off limits.
  5. Review and choose one or two of your Mod Squad's suggestions that stand out to you as new ways you can think about your source of stress to make it less stressful.
  6. Remember, write down, put in your phone, set reminders and ask others to remind you of these alternative ways of thinking about your stressor, especially when it is weighing on you.

About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan is known as The Stress Coach, a career path that likely started when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. The resulting, nonstop stress continued through college until he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25 years, Jordan's been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and be healthier.

In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan's latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.