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Host Sam Ushio interviews people who have taken intentional steps to discover and live their ikigai. Each episode features inspiring stories that highlight the journey toward a living a life filled with purpose.

Latest Episodes

Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder, Supporti

Sam talks with Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder of Supporti, a technology company that pairs people as accountability partners to increase the probability of goal success.The personal experience of moving away from Boston and losing her running buddy sparked the idea to create a human-powered app for people helping people. Brigitte shares the insight that she learned on Day 1 of her Masters Program in Health Policy at Harvard University: Telling people what to do does very little for behavior change, but social determinants of health, like community and relationships, can have a profound impact on well-being.

68 MIN2 w ago
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Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder, Supporti

Dr. Jake Smith, Instructor, Louisiana State University

Sam talks with Jake, Instructor at the Flores MBA Program at Louisiana State University, where he teaches management classes with an emphasis on leadership, organizational culture, and motivation. Jake spent nearly a decade in financial services, with much of his time in Australia, where he eventually noticed his job satisfaction and motivation on the decline. The question, "If money didn't matter, what would I do?", led him to pivot his career toward the PhD path. Jake shares a beautiful story about honoring his mother's legacy of compassion by incorporating kindness and gratitude assignments into his curriculum.

103 MINJUN 29
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Dr. Jake Smith, Instructor, Louisiana State University

Be Like Mike LIVE With Dr Jake Smith And Andrew Venrick

Sam Ushio, Andrew Venrick, and Dr. Jake Smith from LSU discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. Dr. Smith highlights research in organizational culture, shared values, and social structures that benefit both sports and business teams. The three discuss well-being examples from the documentary and highlight how viewers can grow through the lens of well-being.

52 MINMAY 29
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Be Like Mike LIVE With Dr Jake Smith And Andrew Venrick

Be Like Mike Miniseries #3: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST with Sam, Andrew, and Dr. Jake Smith from LSU. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

54 MINMAY 20
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Be Like Mike Miniseries #3: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder, Giving Tech Labs

Sam talks with Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder of Giving Tech Labs, a Seattle-based company that delivers sustainable technology for public interest. Shelly's extensive media background (NBCUniversal and Comcast)combined with co-founder Luis Salazar's technology background (including Microsoft as co-founder of Office 365) deliver digital and business best practices that yield large societal gains. Shelly outlines Giving Tech Lab's organizational adoption of the ikigai philosophy, her personal ikigai of "human connection", and the "second mountain journey" that inspired the launch of a tech company.

101 MINMAY 18
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Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder, Giving Tech Labs

Be Like Mike Miniseries #2: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

52 MINMAY 15
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Be Like Mike Miniseries #2: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Be Like Mike Miniseries #1: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: https://gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

53 MINMAY 12
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Be Like Mike Miniseries #1: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Building Resilience in Uncertain Times Webinar

Webinar was recorded on April 30, 2020. To view the video, please click here: https://gvg17.com/resilience-webinar/ [Mindset | Movement | Nutrition ] Equip yourself with insights and practical tools to build resilience amidst the dynamic COVID-19 landscape. Learn from experts in the fields of positive psychology, nutrition, mind/body, and yoga. Sam Ushio is the founder of Ikigai Lab, a purpose-driven change management firm based in Seattle, WA. Inspired by a 100-year old family story of legacy, sacrifice, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to empower organizations, teams, and individuals to maximize the power of purpose. Ushio blends expertise in traditional management consulting + large-scale program design with ongoing research into the areas of positive psychology, design thinking and experiential learning. Prior to founding Ikigai Lab, Sam was Director, Practice Management at Russell Investments where he led a nationwide team of management consultants that delivered strategic consulting + coaching to wealth managers and financial advisors. Sam is frequently quoted in the press, including Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Advisor Magazine, and InvestmentNews. He has an MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska in marketing and finance, and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Erica Mouch, RDN, CD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Elon University. Practicing since 2013, Erica advocates and follows the Health At Every Size approach in order to support people from all shapes and sizes in finding how to support their health. Erica has practiced in a clinical nutrition (hospital) setting, long term acute care setting, outpatient services, and concierge-style nutrition and lifestyle coaching. These varied experiences allow her to provide support to a wide variety of diseases and illnesses, in addition to those looking to focus on achieving specific health goals. Krista Steinbach is a certified SomaYoga Teacher and Co-Founder of WholeMe, a grain-free food company available at Whole Foods, Costco, and Amazon.com. Named on the 40 under 40 by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, Krista's diverse experience includes founding Sweets Bakeshop and serving as Pastry Chef at The Bachelor Farmer, a James Beard Award Winning Restaurant in St. Paul, MN. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, a Baking and Pastry Certificate from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California, and served in the Army National Guard with two deployments in Kosovo and Iraq.

60 MINMAY 5
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Building Resilience in Uncertain Times Webinar

Well-Being While Working From Home Webinar

This webinar was recorded on March 26, 2020. To view the video of the webinar, please click here: https://gvg17.com/recording-well-being-while-working-from-home-webinar/ Join Sam Ushio from Ikigai Lab and Ryan Wolf from Gallup to discuss well-being while working from home. According to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report, 43% of US employees work off-site some or all of the time. As organizations across the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and more workers find themselves working remotely, what steps can be taken to prioritize well-being? Wolf, co-author of the article "How to Keep Remote Worker Wellbeing High" will highlight practical well-being tips for remote workers. Ryan Wolf is the Physical Wellbeing Lead at Gallup. He leads Gallup’s physical health and wellbeing initiatives through strategic partnerships with Gallup’s research team, benefits department and external medical and wellness partners. He administers In The Zone, Gallup’s wellbeing curriculum that provides Gallup associates, spouses and family members with opportunities to pursue greater wellbeing by participating in challenges, campaigns and education. He works closely with Gallup fitness center staff who coach and consult Gallup associates. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently pursuing his master’s in business administration from Nebraska Methodist College. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and he is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Sam Ushio is the founder of Ikigai Lab, a purpose-driven change management firm based in Seattle, WA. Inspired by a 100-year old family story of legacy, sacrifice, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to empower organizations, teams, and individuals to maximize the power of purpose. Ushio blends expertise in traditional management consulting + large-scale program design with ongoing research into the areas of performance psychology, human-centered design and experience-based learning. Prior to founding Ikigai Lab, Sam was Director, Practice Management at Russell Investments where he led a nationwide team of management consultants that delivered strategic consulting + coaching to wealth managers and financial advisors. Sam is frequently quoted in the press, including Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Advisor Magazine, and InvestmentNews. He has an MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska in marketing and finance, and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

46 MINMAY 5
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Well-Being While Working From Home Webinar

Ikigai Stories: Hope

Sam shares thoughts on HOPE and an update on new content coming from Ikigai Stories. For more information on Well-Being Wednesdays, click here: www.wellbeing-wednesdays.com

13 MINMAY 5
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Ikigai Stories: Hope

Latest Episodes

Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder, Supporti

Sam talks with Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder of Supporti, a technology company that pairs people as accountability partners to increase the probability of goal success.The personal experience of moving away from Boston and losing her running buddy sparked the idea to create a human-powered app for people helping people. Brigitte shares the insight that she learned on Day 1 of her Masters Program in Health Policy at Harvard University: Telling people what to do does very little for behavior change, but social determinants of health, like community and relationships, can have a profound impact on well-being.

68 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Brigitte Granger, CEO and Founder, Supporti

Dr. Jake Smith, Instructor, Louisiana State University

Sam talks with Jake, Instructor at the Flores MBA Program at Louisiana State University, where he teaches management classes with an emphasis on leadership, organizational culture, and motivation. Jake spent nearly a decade in financial services, with much of his time in Australia, where he eventually noticed his job satisfaction and motivation on the decline. The question, "If money didn't matter, what would I do?", led him to pivot his career toward the PhD path. Jake shares a beautiful story about honoring his mother's legacy of compassion by incorporating kindness and gratitude assignments into his curriculum.

103 MINJUN 29
Comments
Dr. Jake Smith, Instructor, Louisiana State University

Be Like Mike LIVE With Dr Jake Smith And Andrew Venrick

Sam Ushio, Andrew Venrick, and Dr. Jake Smith from LSU discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. Dr. Smith highlights research in organizational culture, shared values, and social structures that benefit both sports and business teams. The three discuss well-being examples from the documentary and highlight how viewers can grow through the lens of well-being.

52 MINMAY 29
Comments
Be Like Mike LIVE With Dr Jake Smith And Andrew Venrick

Be Like Mike Miniseries #3: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST with Sam, Andrew, and Dr. Jake Smith from LSU. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

54 MINMAY 20
Comments
Be Like Mike Miniseries #3: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder, Giving Tech Labs

Sam talks with Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder of Giving Tech Labs, a Seattle-based company that delivers sustainable technology for public interest. Shelly's extensive media background (NBCUniversal and Comcast)combined with co-founder Luis Salazar's technology background (including Microsoft as co-founder of Office 365) deliver digital and business best practices that yield large societal gains. Shelly outlines Giving Tech Lab's organizational adoption of the ikigai philosophy, her personal ikigai of "human connection", and the "second mountain journey" that inspired the launch of a tech company.

101 MINMAY 18
Comments
Shelly Kurtz, Co-Founder, Giving Tech Labs

Be Like Mike Miniseries #2: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

52 MINMAY 15
Comments
Be Like Mike Miniseries #2: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Be Like Mike Miniseries #1: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Sam Ushio and Andrew Venrick discuss the intersection between ESPN's The Last Dance, personal well-being, and purpose. The three-part miniseries will tackle Episodes 1-6(#1), Episodes 7-8(#2), and Episodes 9-10 (#3). Following the three-part series is a live, facilitated conversation on May 26th at 2p PST. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others and discuss the intersection between the documentary and well-being. Free registration here: https://gvg17.com/be-like-mike1/

53 MINMAY 12
Comments
Be Like Mike Miniseries #1: ESPN's The Last Dance + Well-Being

Building Resilience in Uncertain Times Webinar

Webinar was recorded on April 30, 2020. To view the video, please click here: https://gvg17.com/resilience-webinar/ [Mindset | Movement | Nutrition ] Equip yourself with insights and practical tools to build resilience amidst the dynamic COVID-19 landscape. Learn from experts in the fields of positive psychology, nutrition, mind/body, and yoga. Sam Ushio is the founder of Ikigai Lab, a purpose-driven change management firm based in Seattle, WA. Inspired by a 100-year old family story of legacy, sacrifice, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to empower organizations, teams, and individuals to maximize the power of purpose. Ushio blends expertise in traditional management consulting + large-scale program design with ongoing research into the areas of positive psychology, design thinking and experiential learning. Prior to founding Ikigai Lab, Sam was Director, Practice Management at Russell Investments where he led a nationwide team of management consultants that delivered strategic consulting + coaching to wealth managers and financial advisors. Sam is frequently quoted in the press, including Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Advisor Magazine, and InvestmentNews. He has an MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska in marketing and finance, and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Erica Mouch, RDN, CD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology from Elon University. Practicing since 2013, Erica advocates and follows the Health At Every Size approach in order to support people from all shapes and sizes in finding how to support their health. Erica has practiced in a clinical nutrition (hospital) setting, long term acute care setting, outpatient services, and concierge-style nutrition and lifestyle coaching. These varied experiences allow her to provide support to a wide variety of diseases and illnesses, in addition to those looking to focus on achieving specific health goals. Krista Steinbach is a certified SomaYoga Teacher and Co-Founder of WholeMe, a grain-free food company available at Whole Foods, Costco, and Amazon.com. Named on the 40 under 40 by the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, Krista's diverse experience includes founding Sweets Bakeshop and serving as Pastry Chef at The Bachelor Farmer, a James Beard Award Winning Restaurant in St. Paul, MN. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, a Baking and Pastry Certificate from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California, and served in the Army National Guard with two deployments in Kosovo and Iraq.

60 MINMAY 5
Comments
Building Resilience in Uncertain Times Webinar

Well-Being While Working From Home Webinar

This webinar was recorded on March 26, 2020. To view the video of the webinar, please click here: https://gvg17.com/recording-well-being-while-working-from-home-webinar/ Join Sam Ushio from Ikigai Lab and Ryan Wolf from Gallup to discuss well-being while working from home. According to Gallup's State of the American Workplace report, 43% of US employees work off-site some or all of the time. As organizations across the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and more workers find themselves working remotely, what steps can be taken to prioritize well-being? Wolf, co-author of the article "How to Keep Remote Worker Wellbeing High" will highlight practical well-being tips for remote workers. Ryan Wolf is the Physical Wellbeing Lead at Gallup. He leads Gallup’s physical health and wellbeing initiatives through strategic partnerships with Gallup’s research team, benefits department and external medical and wellness partners. He administers In The Zone, Gallup’s wellbeing curriculum that provides Gallup associates, spouses and family members with opportunities to pursue greater wellbeing by participating in challenges, campaigns and education. He works closely with Gallup fitness center staff who coach and consult Gallup associates. Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is currently pursuing his master’s in business administration from Nebraska Methodist College. He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and he is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Sam Ushio is the founder of Ikigai Lab, a purpose-driven change management firm based in Seattle, WA. Inspired by a 100-year old family story of legacy, sacrifice, and triumph, Sam launched Ikigai Lab to empower organizations, teams, and individuals to maximize the power of purpose. Ushio blends expertise in traditional management consulting + large-scale program design with ongoing research into the areas of performance psychology, human-centered design and experience-based learning. Prior to founding Ikigai Lab, Sam was Director, Practice Management at Russell Investments where he led a nationwide team of management consultants that delivered strategic consulting + coaching to wealth managers and financial advisors. Sam is frequently quoted in the press, including Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Financial Advisor Magazine, and InvestmentNews. He has an MBA from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Nebraska in marketing and finance, and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

46 MINMAY 5
Comments
Well-Being While Working From Home Webinar

Ikigai Stories: Hope

Sam shares thoughts on HOPE and an update on new content coming from Ikigai Stories. For more information on Well-Being Wednesdays, click here: www.wellbeing-wednesdays.com

13 MINMAY 5
Comments
Ikigai Stories: Hope
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