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The High Functioning Hotspot

Join Dr. Chloe's new podcast, The High Functioning

Hotspot, where she hosts interesting guests,

and shares tips and insightful stories.

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Featured Episodes

The Mindset of a Thought Leader with David Allen

The Mindset of a Thought Leader with David Allen
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December 1, 2020

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.

Jim McCann, Founder and Chairman of 1-800Flowers.com

Jim McCann, Founder and Chairman of 1-800Flowers.com
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June 30, 2021


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.

Decision-Making Strategies to Get You Through Tough Choices

Decision-Making Strategies to Get You Through Tough Choices
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November 25, 2020

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.

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

Navy SEAL, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Eight-Figure Business Owner: Brandon Webb
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April 16, 2021


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.

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Unveiling Inner Potential: A Journey with Noah Robinson, Founder of Inner World

Unveiling Inner Potential: A Journey with Noah Robinson, Founder of Inner World
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July 26, 2023


Welcome to the captivating world of personal growth and well-being! In this inspiring episode, we have the privilege of delving into the fascinating journey of Noah Robinson, the visionary behind Innerworld. He co-founded this virtual world with Jewel, a singer-songwriter who, throughout her career, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide! Prepare to be amazed as we uncover the transformative experiences, challenges, and unwavering motivation that led to the creation of this extraordinary platform.


Join us as we explore Noah's passion for mindfulness, self-discovery, and guiding others toward inner fulfillment. Get inspired, motivated, and ready to embark on a path of self-exploration. This episode is a celebration of vision, resilience, and the power of turning dreams into reality. Tune in now and let the journey begin!

Breaking Beauty Influencer Stereotypes with Olivia Caputo

Breaking Beauty Influencer Stereotypes with Olivia Caputo
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March 1, 2023


My guest for this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot is Olivia Caputo. You may know her through Instagram and other social media platforms. Beyond being a profitable content creator, she is also a professional model. 


There are a lot of misconceptions about content creation and being a “beauty influencer,” which is not new to Olivia. So, I invite you to join us in this episode as we discuss her professional journey and shed some light on the amount of work and effort it takes to look glamorous in pictures and videos while simultaneously building a successful and creative online business.

New York Times Bestselling Author of the Madame Chic Series: Jennifer L. Scott

New York Times Bestselling Author of the Madame Chic Series: Jennifer L. Scott
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May 4, 2022


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!

Business and Art: Beyond the Lens of an NYC Photographer

Business and Art: Beyond the Lens of an NYC Photographer
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January 12, 2022


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!

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

One Man, Two Companies: David Aferiat’s Passion for Business
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December 20, 2021


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. 


What prompted him to start not one but two companies? How did he cope managing them both? How did his new company cope with the pandemic so shortly after it just began? What is the secret of his success?

Tune in to learn more about David and his two companies, what they’re all about, and their beginnings!

Technology and Wellness, Helping Reach Peak Human Potential

Technology and Wellness, Helping Reach Peak Human Potential
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November 17, 2021


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.”

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

Sociopolitical Diversity: A Discussion on Social and Political Issues with Gregory Foreman
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October 27, 2021


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.

Do Asian Americans Get Fair Admissions in Colleges and Universities?

Do Asian Americans Get Fair Admissions in Colleges and Universities?
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October 4, 2021


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.

Wealth and Power of Women

Wealth and Power of Women
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July 30 2021


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.


Once a journalist who interviewed financially savvy women, now she is an expert in her own right. Barbara found her calling in teaching and motivating women to become smart with their own money and has authored many books. Join me for this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot as I interview “The Leading Authority on Women, Wealth, and Power.”

Jim McCann, Founder and Chairman of 1-800Flowers.com

Jim McCann, Founder and Chairman of 1-800Flowers.com
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June 30, 2021


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.

Myths and Misconceptions, a Public Relations Discussion with Pitch Publicity's Amy Summers

Myths and Misconceptions, a Public Relations Discussion with Pitch Publicity's Amy Summers
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May 17, 2021


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.

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

Navy SEAL, New York Times Best Selling Author, and Eight-Figure Business Owner: Brandon Webb
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April 16, 2021


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.

Finding Purpose in a Journalism Career

Finding Purpose in a Journalism Career
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February 24, 2021


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.

The Mindset of a Thought Leader with David Allen

The Mindset of a Thought Leader with David Allen
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December 1, 2020

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.

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

Safe and Sane: A Panel on Back to School in Covid
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November 4, 2020

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 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.

Mindful Shopping and Self-Image

Mindful Shopping and Self-Image
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October 7, 2020

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!

Compassionate Silence

Compassionate Silence
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September 9, 2020

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!

The Five-Step Plan to Attaining Any Goal

The Five-Step Plan to Attaining Any Goal
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June 17, 2020


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

The Path to Mindfulness

The Path to Mindfulness
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May 28, 2020


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.

Inspiring Thought and Conversation, Founder of Wrong Speak Publishing: Adam Coleman

Inspiring Thought and Conversation, Founder of Wrong Speak Publishing: Adam Coleman
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March 15, 2023


My guest for this episode is the author of Black Victim to Black Victor and the founder of "Wrong Speak Publishing", Adam Coleman. Their main goal is to provide a platform for "Free Speech with Intellectual Thought."

We talked about his life which inspired much of his writing. Learn more about him in this episode, so tune in and don't miss out!

From Florida to the National Hockey League: Boston Bruins’ Kyle Keyser

From Florida to the National Hockey League: Boston Bruins’ Kyle Keyser
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September 9, 2022


My next guest and I actually connected through Instagram when he posted about my book!


Kyle Keyser is a National Hockey League player, specifically for the Boston Bruins. In this episode of the High Functioning Hotspot, we talk about his struggles with anxiety, mental control, and even the difference between confidence and humility. So join me as we explore the thoughts of this great hockey player and an all-around amazing person!

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

World-class Executive, Tech Innovator, Author, Wife, and Mom: Meredith Arthur
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February 2, 2022


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.

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

Teach, Dance, Write: What Can’t David Paris Do?
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January 5, 2022


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!


He has also written a number of books, one of which documents his 100-day COVID confinement, 32 days of which was in a medical coma. Tune in to this episode to hear more about his stories!

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

Mompreneur with $20 Million Revenue: What’s Her Work-Life Balance Secret?
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December 2, 2021


I connected with Galit through the Entrepreneur's Organization where every month, a couple of us would meet and talk about business and personal life challenges. One of the things brought up was about juggling motherhood and being a business owner.


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!


Join us for this episode of The High Functioning Hotspot as Galit shares with us the beginnings of her business and how she was able to juggle both aspects of her life like a true boss!

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

In The Business of Likeability, an Interview with New York Times Best-selling Author Dave Kerpen
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November 5, 2021


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.


Listen to this episode for Dave’s writing process, including his thoughts on using ghost writers. We even get a glimpse of how he makes a business out of ideas! Don’t miss this episode.

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

What’s the Goal? A Virtual Sit-Down with Robert Glazer, Founder of Acceleration Partners
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October 20, 2021


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. 


I connected with Robert through mutual connections within the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. For this episode, I had the opportunity to pick his brain as a young author. We get to listen to his insights on booking speaking engagements, starting online courses, hiring PR for book launches, and more, but especially in building a presence.

Life of Brian “Saigon” Carenard

Life of Brian “Saigon” Carenard
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August 25, 2021


I have known our guest for this episode during my short appearance in Love & Hip Hop New York a few years ago. Brian Carenard, also known as “Saigon”, has released an autobiography series entitled “Pain Peace & Prosperity” and I have asked him to be on the High Functioning Hotspot to talk all about it!


Listen to this episode for special insight from Brian on his upbringing, family life, and other contents of his book.

Marketing Manager to Private Practice Therapist, Vanessa Smith Bennett’s Successful Career

Marketing Manager to Private Practice Therapist, Vanessa Smith Bennett’s Successful Career
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July 17, 2021


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.


We discuss her experiences as a therapist and her advice on how to choose a therapist!

Publicist Tips: Present Like A Pro On Virtual

Publicist Tips: Present Like A Pro On Virtual
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