November 4, 2017 /

Leading a Well Nourished Life

Sue Bethanis hosts Andrea Lieberstein, a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating (MB-EAT) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor and coach, trainer, and registered yoga instructor. Andrea has specialized in helping people transform their lives for over 25 years. She leads mindfulness meditation and mindful eating trainings and retreats at retreat centers across the country and internationally. Her clients have included individuals, corporations (most recently Google and Marvell), medical centers, schools and colleges.

She was instrumental in implementing the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Region in the 1990’s. Andrea is a contributing author to Resources for Teaching Mindfulness: An International Handbook and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Her new book is called Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self and End Overeating.

Andrea and Sue discuss:

  • Why we are drawn to the wrong foods and overeat
  • How to mindfully transform what we eat
  • The eight essential ingredients for a well-nourished life
  • Five steps to mindful eating and living
November 4th, 2017|
October 15, 2017 /

How to Worry Less

Sue Bethanis hosts Dr. David Carbonell, Founder and Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, which offers treatment of all manner of fears and phobias, and the “coach” at, a self-help website for people troubled by fears and phobias.

Dr. Carbonell is a recognized expert in this field and has conducted training and seminars for a variety of professional groups, including the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, the United Airlines Employee Assistance Program, and Northwestern University Medical School, among others. He is the author of Panic Attacks Workbook and the The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. 

David and Sue discuss:

  • How worry stems from irrational thoughts
  • Why the harder we try, the worse it gets
  • The “trick” behind chronic worry
  • How to train yourself to respond to anxiety
October 15th, 2017|
August 31, 2017 /

Do Less and Accomplish More

Sue Bethanis hosts Sue Rasmussen, an expert in productivity and the international best-selling author of My Desk Is Driving Me Crazy: End Overwhelm, Do Less, and Accomplish More. Sue Rasmussen shows women entrepreneurs how to end overwhelm, do less, and accomplish more – so they can achieve the success they want and make the difference they really want to make. She’s a professional coach who has worked with over 6,000 small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants from 29 countries. Sue’s work has been featured in Success Magazine, Women Entrepreneurs Magazine, the NBC TODAY Show, as well as numerous radio and publication interviews.

Sue (and Sue) discuss how to:

  • Work fewer hours, yet accomplish much more
  • Let go of things that waste your time and drain your energy
  • Make decisions that are right for you and your business
  • Eliminate “fear of missing out” and “shiny object syndrome” for good
  • Focus on the actions that bring you the best results – and let go of the rest

Follow her on Twitter: @suerasmussen

August 31st, 2017|
July 31, 2017 /


Sue Bethanis hosts Brigid Schulte, the director of The Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative at New America. Brigid is a journalist and author who writes widely for publications including The Washington Post, Slate,, The Guardian, Forbes, Fast Company, and many others. She was a long-time staff writer for The Washington Post where she won a number of reporting and writing awards and was part of the team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Her 2014 New York Times bestselling book, Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time was named one of the notable books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, and won the Virginia Library Association’s literary nonfiction award.

Brigid and Sue discuss how:

  • To identify and cope with overwhelming pressures of modern life
  • Stress affects our brain
  • To embrace time for leisure activities
  • Work, love, and play are inextricably linked
  • Employers can cultivate and create a flexible workspace


July 31st, 2017|
June 23, 2017 /

High Performance Resilience

Sue hosts Bonnie St. John, a Paralympic Ski Medalist,  Rhodes Scholar, a highly sought after keynote speaker, a Fortune 500 leadership consultant, and dubbed “one of the five most inspiring women in America,” by NBC Nightly News. The celebrated author of seven books, Bonnie co-authored her latest work, MICRO-RESILIENCE: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive, & Energy, with her husband, and former entertainment industry CEO, Allen Haines. As CEO of the Blue Circle Leadership Institute, Bonnie leads several international virtual leadership programs including Transformational Leadership – designed to address the unique challenges of multicultural women in the workplace. Her extensive research in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and physiology will leave you with powerful new tools to conquer key stressors that impede abilities to lead and perform at a high level.

Bonnie and Sue discuss how to:

  • Use your brain more efficiently
  • Stop being hijacked by primitive impulses
  • Reframe your attitude
  • Tap into the power of your purpose

Follow her on Twitter: @BonnieStJohn

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June 23rd, 2017|
May 24, 2017 /

Leading Well from Within

Sue hosts Daniel Friedland, MD., an internationally recognized thought leader on stress, resilience, mindfulness and the neuroscience of leadership. He is the author of Leading Well from Within: A Neuroscience and Mindfulness-Based Framework for Conscious Leadership. Daniel helps you make a shift that could transform stress, overwhelm and burnout to become a more energized, compassionate, values-based high performance leader, and create a culture of engagement in your organization.

Daniel and Sue discuss how to:

  • Experience greater control and composure under stress
  • Transform stress into an energy source to meet your challenges
  • Focus your energy and attention to experience meaningful relationships
  • Catalyze your growth as a more conscious and engaged leader

Follow him on Twitter: @FriedlandMD

About Daniel Friedland, MD:

Daniel Friedland, MD, helps business and healthcare organizations transform their leaders and people from stress and burnout into high performing, innovative, engaged leaders and teams so they can take their organizations to the next level in a globally competitive environment. His programs on Leading Well From WithinConscious Leadership, Peak Performance and Cultivating Resilience in Healthcare are evidence-based with a solid foundation in neuroscience and mindfulness practice, and are presented with a warm, engaging human touch.

An internationally recognized thought leader and a passionate and dynamic keynote speaker, educator, coach and consultant, Daniel has worked with diverse businesses, healthcare and nonprofit organizations, and has delivered over 1500 presentations, reaching more than 75,000 health care and business professionals worldwide.

An immigrant from South Africa, Daniel graduated from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) medical school, where he also did his residency in Internal Medicine and a teaching Fellowship. He is the Founding Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, Co-Chair of Conscious Capitalism, San Diego and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, where he delivers keynotes, training and coaching on High Performance Conscious Leadership. Daniel is also the author of a new book on Conscious Leadership, called, Leading Well From Within, and author of two other books, Evidence Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice and The Big Decision, a neuroscience-based approach to making better decisions, which he co-wrote with his 13 year old son Zach.

May 24th, 2017|
April 28, 2017 /

Broadcasting Happiness

Sue hosts Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, and best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. Michelle helps shift you towards more positive, solution-focused communication, ultimately leading to a decrease in the negative effects of stress.

Michelle and Sue discuss how to:

  • Make yourself immune to stress and negativity
  • Drive success by communicating with positivity
  • Lessen the power of negative people
  • Share bad news more effectively
  • Create and sustain a positive culture at work or home through contagious optimism
  • Share tools for positive thinking with colleagues and friends

About Michelle:

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Her research and advice have received attention from The New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes, CNN, FOX, and Harvard Business Review.

Follow her on Twitter: @michellegielan

April 28th, 2017|
February 28, 2017 /

Work Without Stress

Sue hosts Dr. Derek Roger, Founder and Director of the Work Skills Center and co-author of Work Without Stress: Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting Success. Drawing on his expertise in personality, psychometrics and neuroscience, Derek initiated an innovative program of research on stress and health at the University of York, where he established the internationally-renowned Stress Research Unit.

Derek and Sue discuss:

  • Adjusting your mindset to work more efficiently
  • Controlling your response to any kind of pressure
  • Developing a stress-free leadership style
  • Building more resilient organizations

About Dr. Derek Roger:

Dr. Derek Roger qualified originally in clinical psychology, the emphasis in Derek’s work subsequently shifted towards neuroscience.  His ground-breaking research at the University of York in England has made him one of the world’s leading experts on resilience and stress management, and Derek applies his significant experience at the cutting edge of neuroscience and psychology to working situations in an insightful and commercially relevant manner. Derek is a British Psychological Society Chartered Psychologist, and is a Fellow of the International Stress Management Association.

February 28th, 2017|
January 31, 2017 /

Fear of Difference

Sue hosts Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc. and co-author of Leadership Embodiment. As a scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet has two decades of experience working Fortune 500 companies with her client organizations spanning the who’s who of Silicon Valley.

Janet and Sue discuss:

  • The Biological Basis for Fear – What is our brain doing when we are in fear and what do we do about it?
  • How Do Leaders Respond Mindfully? – How do we listen openly? How do we protest/resist in a mindful way so we can collaborate?
  • Our Brain’s Reaction to Uncertainty – How do we keep our brain healthy in stressful and uncertain times?


About Janet:

Janet Crawford is CEO of Cascadance, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A scientist and pioneer in the application of social neuroscience to corporate culture, Janet helps companies uncover and address the hidden biological roots of inequity. She speaks internationally on unconscious bias, stereotype threat and the biology of power, including a 2014 address at TEDx San Diego.

With two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, her client organizations span the who’s who of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. She has been featured in print, radio, and television, including Forbes, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, ABC and KSAN/KBLX.

Janet holds a Masters from Stanford University, a BA from U.C. Berkeley, and is former adjunct faculty at the JFK University Graduate School of Psychology. She is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and The Social and Affective Neuroscience Society. Along with renowned somatic leadership practitioner, Wendy Palmer, Janet co-authored Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak.

Follow her on Twitter: @JanetCrawford

January 31st, 2017|
November 30, 2016 /

The Upside of Stress

Sue hosts clinical psychologist and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ian Robertson. Professor Robertson discusses his new book, The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper, a revelatory study of how and why we react to pressure in the way we do, with real practical benefits to how we live.

Ian and Sue discuss how to:

  • Shape your brain’s response to pressure
  • Become a more confident and focused leader
  • Exercise your winning muscle
  • Better understand the behavior of your business colleagues

About Ian Robertson:

Ian Robertson is one of the world’s leading researchers in neuropsychology. A trained clinical psychologist, Dr. Robertson is an expert at applying the latest psychological and neuroscience research to contemporary political, health, social, economic and business affairs in a very accessible manner.

Ian holds the Chair in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, and is a visiting professor at University College London. Dr. Robertson is also T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Scientist at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has held senior academic appointments at Cambridge, Edinburgh and Columbia Universities. He has also been elected a Fellow of the US Association for Psychological Science and the British Psychological Society.

Ian writes for several publications including Nature, Journal of Neuroscience, Psychological Bulletin and London’s Daily Telegraph, as well as for the Guardian and Times. His numerous articles and blogs on contemporary and business affairs in the international press have been widely acclaimed.

Follow him on Twitter: @ihrobertson

November 30th, 2016|
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