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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE MADAME CHIC SERIES: JENNIFER L. SCOTT

May 4, 2022

Jennifer L. Scott is the New York Times bestselling author of the Madame Chic series, get to know her in this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot!

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This episode’s guest is Jennifer L. Scott, she is also known as the Daily Connoisseur on YouTube. She is a New York Times bestselling author. Her most notable works are the Madame Chic series, the first of which she self-published. The success and recognition of her first book attracted multiple agents and the rest became history.

She shared what it was like for her growing up, and the challenges she encountered trying to publish her book. Get to know her more in this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot!

The High Functioning Hotspot Podcast is hosted and produced by Dr. Chloe Carmichael, PhD.
For more information, visit DrChloe.com

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JIM McCANN, Founder and Chairman of    1-800-Flowers.com

June 30, 2021

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My next guest for the podcast is Meredith Arthur. We met while working for an emerging product launch for Pinterest Live and I am very lucky to have had the opportunity of interviewing her and getting to know her better.

She shared her career journey including jumping from startup to startup and how she coped with it. Meredith has also written a book called “Get Out of My Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World” which we talked about as well. Beyond her career in tech and as an author, we also discuss a little bit of her home life as a mother with a full-time career and her Generalized Anxiety Disorder diagnosis.

The Mindset of a Thought Leader and New York Times Best Selling Author, DAVID ALLEN

December 1, 2020

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Ever wondered what the mindset of a highly successful businessman and thought leader is?

Get an inside look with guest David Allen! This highly successful author, consultant, businessman, and high functioning individual gives us insight into his path to success, his mindset, and even how he manages his day to day life! Our conversation ranges from his experience with assistants, to how David sees his own passion.


Navy SEAL, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Eight-Figure Business Owner: BRANDON WEBB

April 16, 2021

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When did you start to realize that there is something special about you? That you got that extra edge? Listen in and hear what it took our guest to become highly successful in multiple, seemingly polar opposite fields!

We have Brandon Webb with us today. At 16, he left to join the U.S. Navy and later become a Navy SEAL. He is now a New York Times Best Author and entrepreneur who has built two brands that have grown into an eight-figure business. 

Decision-Making Strategies to Get You Through Tough Choices

November 25, 2020

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It's normal to feel nervous and hesitant when making an important decision, but you shouldn't let decision paralysis get in the way all the time! With my guest, former professional poker player, speaker and decision strategist, Annie Duke, we discuss different decision-making methods to help you finalize your decisions. 

We also talk a bit about Annie’s book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, how she got into professional poker playing, and how she’s combined her learnings on cognitive psychology and poker playing experiences to deliver amazing talks on decision-making.

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World-class Executive, Tech Innovator, Author, Wife, and Mom: Meredith Arthur

February 2, 2022

HFH Podcast Episode 32 - Meredith Arthur-1

My next guest for the podcast is Meredith Arthur. We met while working for an emerging product launch for Pinterest Live and I am very lucky to have had the opportunity of interviewing her and getting to know her better.

She shared her career journey including jumping from startup to startup and how she coped with it. Meredith has also written a book called “Get Out of My Head: Inspiration for Overthinkers in an Anxious World” which we talked about as well. Beyond her career in tech and as an author, we also discuss a little bit of her home life as a mother with a full-time career and her Generalized Anxiety Disorder diagnosis.

Business and Art: Beyond the Lens of an NYC Photographer

January 12, 2022

HFH Podcast Episode 31 - Sophie Sahara (1)

My guest for today is an incredible photographer based in New York City. You may have seen some of her work with me on my Instagram feed as I have been so lucky to have been photographed by her! So, I asked if I could interview her for my podcast!

Tune in to this episode to know more about Sophie Sahara! We talk about how she began growing her photography career, shooting for big brands and personalities. She also shares with us who her biggest influences were in terms of balancing the artistic and business sides of being a freelance photographer. Get to know her and more in this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot!


Teach, Dance, Write: What Can’t David Paris Do?

January 5, 2022

HFH Podcast Episode 30 - David Paris

Teacher, acrobatic dancer, and author. Walk through David Paris’ High Functioning journey with me on this episode!

I have a very inspiring guest for the latest episode of the High Functioning Hotspot. I have with me David Paris! He is a middle school teacher in New York but he is also an acrobatic dancer. In fact, he, along with his partner, was a finalist on America’s Got Talent!

One Man, Two Companies: David Aferiat’s Passion for Business

December 20, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 29 - David Aferiat

David Aferiat started two companies, his first one, Trade Ideas, has a revenue of $11 million. Then in 2019, he started Avid Vines. How did he do it?

I connected with David Aferiat through the Entrepreneurs' Organization. He currently owns 2 companies, the first one, Trade Ideas, he and two partners (friends from college) started in 2003 and had a revenue of $11 million in 2020. His second company is called Avid Vines, which he started in 2019. 


Mompreneur with $20 Million Revenue: What’s Her Work-Life Balance Secret?

December 2, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 28 - Galit Bar-Tal (2)

Starting a company is difficult on its own, so is having a young family. But starting a company with a young family, how did Galit Bar-Tal do it?

Galit is the CEO and owner of the Sycamore Group, the company responsible for Big Wipes, a global industrial wipes brand. The company revenues are at an amazing $20 million! She also started her company around her 30s with a young child. While her company grew,  her family did as well. If someone knows the secret to balancing life and work, it would definitely be Galit!

Technology and Wellness, Helping Reach Peak Human Potential

November 17, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 27 - Nichol Bradford

This episode’s guest is Nichol Bradford, a Founder, CEO, and Transformative Technology Pioneer. She has an interest in the role of technology as a support to lives in order to reach peak human potential as opposed to human dependency towards technology.

Prior to her involvement with Transformative Technology, she was in the operations end of the tech industry, particularly in games. Tune in to this episode as she shares with us parts of her vision for tech’s role in our wellness as well as her experience in a retreat that lead to her “glimpse into something different.”


In The Business of Likeability, an Interview with New York Times Best-selling Author Dave Kerpen

November 5, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 26 - Dave Kerpen

New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur, Dave Kerpen, shares with us how he started writing his first book and more. Tune in!

The brain of four businesses and several books, Dave Kerpen sat down with me for a virtual interview in this episode of The High Functioning Hotspot! His first business, Likeable, being a big success eventually set the backdrop for his first book.

Sociopolitical Diversity: A Discussion on Social and Political Issues with Gregory Foreman

October 27, 2021

New HFH Podcast Episode 25 - Greg Foreman

We have Gregory Foreman for this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot. You may know him from his YouTube channel the Black Conservative Perspective. We discussed how he came into his own beliefs from his earlier years with his family, young adulthood, and then today. He started a YouTube channel, now with 180,000 subscribers, where he shares his insights on current social and political issues.

He also shares with us the challenges he has faced being a Conservative with the current sociopolitical climate around race and culture in the United States. Despite that, he stands his ground with what he truly believes as part of the BIPOC community in today’s world.


What’s the Goal? A Virtual Sit-Down with Robert Glazer, Founder of Acceleration Partners

October 20, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 24 - Robert Glazer

Robert Glazer is author of Friday Forward, an inspirational newsletter that reaches over 200,000 readers worldwide each week, and the #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of several books, including Elevate, Friday Forward and How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace. He is also a global keynote speaker who has spoken on the TEDx Stage, and the host of the popular Elevate Podcast. 

Do asian americans get fair admissions in colleges and universities?

October 4, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 23 - Kenny Xu (2)

We have Kenny Xu today, the president of a nonprofit organization called “Color Us United” which advocates for an America that is not divided by race, gender, or religion. His book titled “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy” discusses just that and we discuss this as well as his personal experience on the challenges of college and university admission that Asian Americans often face.


Life of Brian “Saigon” Carenard

August 25, 2021

Dr. Chloe and Saigon HFH Episode 22 cover

Brian Carenard, aka “Saigon”, has released his autobiography and we discuss it in this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot!  Saigon is a successful rapper and producer, who has also had many appearances on VH1 Love & Hip Hop as well as the TV show Entourage, and other major media.  He is also a father and an author-- in other words, there was a LOT to discuss in this episode!

WEALTH AND POWER OF WOMEN

July 17, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 21 - Barbara Huson

This episode’s guest is Barbara Huson. She grew up not knowing much about money despite her father being the “R” in H&R Block, the $4.2 billion publicly traded company. After experiencing financial trouble she finally let go of her intimidation with handling money and became financially independent.


MARKETING MANAGER TO PRIVATE PRACTICE THERAPIST, VANESSA SMITH BENNETT'S SUCCESSFUL CAREER

July 17, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 20 - Vanessa Smith Bennett

Making a career change isn’t the easiest task, finding success again in your next career is even harder! Vanessa Smith Bennett, our guest for this episode, was a marketing manager and made a career switch and found success as a private practice therapist.

jim mccann, founder and chairman of    1-800-flowers.com

June 30, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 19 - Jim McCann

Jim McCann started out in social services moonlighting as a bartender until he opened his first retail florist shop in Manhattan.  More than 40 years later, he continues to change the way we connect, express, and celebrate.

We discuss his early start in business with a young family juggling work and fatherhood; eventually growing into a massive publicly-owned company.  Jim shares from both his heart and his head, making for a vulnerable yet informative conversation.


Publicist Tips: Present Like A Pro On Virtual

June 25, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 18 - Amy Summers

This past year, we have sat in front of our computer screens and cameras for almost everything: interviews, meetings, and even for television guest appearances!

We are lucky to have Amy Summers for another episode to give us advice for your next virtual presentation!

Myths and misconceptions, a public relations discussion with pitch publicity's Amy Summers

May 17, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 17 - Amy Summers

In this episode, we have the talented Amy Summers as a guest. She recalls for us how, as a high school senior, she came upon public relations as a career and ended up doing it professionally after taking it as a major during college.

Listen in as Amy shares the challenges she has overcome with the expectations that come with a career in public relations. She even gives a bit of advice on how to choose a public relations person or team.


Illness versus Personal Responsibility - What are The Lines to Cross?

April 27, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 16 - Jahan Kalantar

In this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot, we have with us Jahan Kalantar. He shares with us the beginnings of his legal practice and how he began considering himself as the "little guy lawyer."

We also walk through the different scenarios where legal action and mental health are deeply intertwined and how, as a legal representative, you have to deal with a lot of more than just your own viewpoint.

Navy SEALS, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Eight-Figure Business Owner: BRANDON WEBB

April 16, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 15 - Brandon Webb

When did you start to realize that there is something special about you? That you got that extra edge? Listen in and hear what it took our guest to become highly successful in multiple, seemingly polar opposite fields!

We have Brandon Webb with us today. At 16, he left to join the U.S. Navy and later become a Navy SEAL. He is now a New York Times Best Author and entrepreneur who has built two brands that have grown into an eight-figure business.


POWER OF the HUMAN BREATH

April 14, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 14 - Jen Broyles

Breathing is often overlooked as something that automatically happens but Jen breaks down the real power our breath holds.

Jen Broyles is a Holistic Health Coach who specializes in gut health, and chronic stress and anxiety. She is also a breathwork coach and emphasizes the relationship between breathing and stress and how one affects the other.

Finding Purpose in a Journalism Career

February 24, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 13 - Adam Bulger
My guest for this episode is Adam Bulger, a multi-platform creator and journalist. In this episode we walk through his journey through different forms of journalism including his involvement as the founding editor of patch.com.

Beyond having a talent for writing and story-telling, he shares how having a clear purpose for what he was doing greatly helped him achieve his goals.

"Slowing-down" for the fast-paced and high fuctioning

February 24, 2021

HFH Podcast Episode 12 - Nikki Starr-1

My guest for this episode is the incredible Dr. Nikki Starr, a medical doctor who later entered into meditation and yoga coaching, amongst other amazing things! The opposite of my own journey from a yoga instructor turned psychologist!

In this episode we talk in-depth about what to do when your first experience with yoga wasn’t great, how “slowing down” has helped her immensely with her accomplishing so much as a high-functioning person, a bit about her upcoming book, and so much more!

The Mindset of a Thought Leader and New York Times Best Selling Author, DAVID ALLEN

December 1, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 11 - David Allen

Ever wondered what the mindset of a highly successful businessman and thought leader is?

Get an inside look with guest David Allen! This highly successful author, consultant, businessman, and high functioning individual gives us insight into his path to success, his mindset, and even how he manages his day to day life! Our conversation ranges from his experience with assistants, to how David sees his own passion.


Decision-Making Strategies to Get You Through Tough Choices

November 25, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 10 - Annie Duke

It's normal to feel nervous and hesitant when making an important decision, but you shouldn't let decision paralysis get in the way all the time! With my guest, former professional poker player, speaker and decision strategist, Annie Duke, we discuss different decision-making methods to help you finalize your decisions. 

We also talk a bit about Annie’s book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, how she got into professional poker playing, and how she’s combined her learnings on cognitive psychology and poker playing experiences to deliver amazing talks on decision-making.

Safe and Sane: A Panel on Back to School in covid

November 4, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 9 - Safe and Sane

With the pandemic still around, this school year is definitely a lot different from previous school years! In this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot, I share the audio to a panel I did called Safe and Sane: A Panel on Back to School, where I share the psychological aspect of not just the children's side of things, but on the parent's side of things as well when it comes to this challenging school year.

Hosted by Lisa Speransky, Founder & Director of Programs of the Ivy Tutors Network and with my co-panelist, Soumi Eachempati, CEO of Cleared4Work, we share all kinds of advice, tips, and precautions when it comes to our children and their schooling.


On the Horizon: Transitioning from Quarantine

October 28, 2020

New cover - HFH Podcast Episode 8

This episode of the High Functioning Hotspot is a little different this time! We’ll be featuring the audio of a webinar I did back called On the Horizon: Transitioning from Quarantine (which you can also watch on my YouTube channel if you prefer!).

Listen in for helpful tips for transitioning out of quarantine, if you haven’t already. But even if you have, you might still find the information in this episode handy!

Mindful Shopping and Self-image

October 7, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 7 - Sydney Sadick

Everyone has different shopping habits that can grow over the years, but how do you control this impulse in a sense that actually makes you feel better about yourself?

With my guest Sydney Sadick, host, style-expert and fashion influencer, we touch on how her own shopping preferences have grown over time as well as how she has handled her life as a young, career-driven woman in the fashion industry. We also talk about her upcoming book, Aim High!


 

Behind the Success of a High-Functioning Person

September 23, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 6 - Ashley Empowers

What are the factors that push a high-functioning person into working towards all kinds of success, whether it be in a relationship, in a business, or even in oneself? Do high-functioning people also fall into the tendency of "victim mentality", and if they do, how do they get through it?

With my amazing guest Ashley Brown, also known as Ashley Empowers, a successful and influential workplace relationship coach, we answer those questions by delving into her story of where she started and how she got to where she is now. We also touch on the topic of defining what is a high-functioning person!

COMPASSIONATE SILENCE

September 9, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 5 - Taylor Trusty-1

Does practicing silence, or specifically Compassionate Silence, with your partner actually help with relationship dynamics? Can you even practice silence within yourself, and how does that affect you in terms of self-care?

Join me and my guest Taylor Trusty, co-founder of Signal Insights, as we discuss the effects of compassionate silence in different areas: between a couple, between friends, within an individual, and even in business!


HOW TO DRINK MODERATELY: FINDING YOUR DRINKING SWEET SPOT

July 1, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 4 - Natalie Migliarini-1

What is your drinking sweet spot? Do you know how many drinks make you feel good and how many is too much, to a point where it no longer feels great?

Join me and my guest Natalie Migliarini, founder of Beautiful Booze, as we discuss tips for moderate and mindful drinking. We also talk about alternate options to alcoholic drinks that still give the same amount of social pleasure, and a bit about her upcoming book Beautiful Booze: Stylish Cocktails to Make at Home!

The Five-Step Plan to Attaining Any Goal

June 17, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 3 - Dr. David Turock

Have you ever experienced feeling stuck and unmotivated to try and reach for your goals? If you've found yourself struggling with trying to check things off of your goal list, this 5-step plan to achieving any goal should give you the right push!

With my guest Dr. David Turock, we discuss some key components in goal achievement and we dive into a bit of his background, where his methods of goal attainment have helped him through a rough childhood and a difficult period in his first marriage


COPING WITH QUARANTINE LIFE

June 3, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 2 - Peter Kozodoy (1)

What are some of the ways you have been coping with quarantine life? Have you been stressing out more than usual, or are you just really chill about it? However you’re taking this “new normal”, know that you are not alone!

With my guest, founder of GEM Advertising and an entrepreneur coach, Peter Kozodoy, we discuss how high-functioning people are doing in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and what part of the coping they are actually surprised to find themselves struggling with! We also talk a bit about his up and coming book, Honest to Greatness.

The Path To Mindfulness

May 28, 2020

HFH Podcast Episode 1 - Taylor Trusty-1

In this episode, I delve into the deeper meaning of mindfulness and answer some common questions, for example, what exactly is mindfulness? How do you practice mindfulness? How is it any different from meditating? What are some situations where mindfulness can help me the most? And a whole lot more!

With my guest, high-functioning entrepreneur, and co-founder of Signal Insights, Taylor Trusty, we also tackle the topic of how mindfulness works for different kinds of people and mindfulness apps that sometimes gain mixed feedback from various users.