A Congruent Life

de Andy Gray

Inspirational Stories of Authenticity and Reinvention

Episodios

ACL 066: Derek Diedricksen

por Andy Gray

Derek “Deek” Diedricksen is a builder of tiny homes, a musician, an artist – and exemplifies not putting people into boxes. He is a host of HGTV’s “Tiny House Builders” and the author of Microshelters: 59 Creative Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses, and Other Small Structures. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Deek shares […]

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ACL 065: Tara Byrne

por Andy Gray

Tara Byrne is a serial entrepreneur who had some unique “unschooling” educational experiences, and is the founder of Under 30 Changemakers, a support network for young entrepreneurs. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Tara shares about: how breaking into a church led to an unexpected change of plans for her life; how unschooling taught […]

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ACL 064: Jacob Sokol

por Andy Gray

Jacob Sokol had all the trappings of a successful life in New York City but longed for passion and purpose. So he set off to find it, and deliberately and consciously designed the kind of life he was enthusiastic about. He ended up creating Sensophy, a blog that chronicled his journey and evolved into a […]

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ACL 063: Katrin Macmillan

por Andy Gray

Katrin Macmillan is the founder of a human rights organization called Projects for All. An innovative project called “Project Hello World” is helping to connect and bring education to millions of children without traditional resources. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Katrin shares about: the goals of Projects for All, and specifically what her […]

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ACL 062: Jason Zook

por Andy Gray

Jason Zook personifies reinvention and unconventional thinking: he has worn T-shirts for a living, sold his last name twice, and is now literally selling his future. The author of Creativity for Sale, Jason helps people see beyond boundaries, chart their own life paths, and turn unique talents into opportunities. In this episode of A Congruent […]

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ACL 061: Belden Lane

por Andy Gray

Belden Lane is a teacher, author, storyteller, and theologian who explores the deep connection between nature and spirituality, and in particular the threads between those topics and men’s spirituality work. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Belden shares about: discovering his love of nature as a young child, the yearning for wilderness in the […]

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ACL 060: Andy Hayes

por Andy Gray

Andy Hayes Andy went from a lucrative career in enterprise software development and consulting to found a company called Plum Deluxe, whose philosophy is helping you create moments that matter. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Andy shares about: working in a toxic work environment, and realizing that “the biggest risk was staying where […]

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ACL 059: Dianne Bischoff James

por Andy Gray

Dianne Bischoff James found herself challenged by a “midlife reboot” in confronting the truth that she had built a life that she wasn’t truly proud of. She chronicles her journey of reinvention and distills the practical lessons she learned in a book titled The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. In this episode […]

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ACL 058: Stephanie Trager

por Andy Gray

Stephanie Trager draws on a wide array of life experiences ranging from activism, law, martial arts, 9/11, and a serious injury and parlays that into entrepreneurship and transformation coaching. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Stephanie shares: being drawn to activism as a young adult, and how that has influenced her perspective on life, […]

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ACL 057: Andrew Newman

por Andy Gray

Wondering what he could do to help disaster-impacted people in Haiti, Andrew Newman started asking others on the street for poems to share. Little did he know at the time that “poemcatching” would take him around the world and result in several anthologies of collected poems. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Andrew shares […]

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ACL 056: Stephanie St.Claire

por Andy Gray

After encountering an unexpected “plot twist” in her life, Stephanie St.Claire reinvented herself to support others experiencing heartbreak and loss. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Stephanie shares insights gleaned from her reinvented life, including: how crises of health or money often help us uncover personal authenticity, why living an interesting life is itself […]

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ACL 055: Gary Hirsch

por Andy Gray

Gary Hirsch is an artist and co-founder of On Your Feet, which improves organizational dynamics and teaches business skills through principles of improv. He is also the driving force behind Botjoy, a project to spread joy and courage throughout the world with an army of hand-painted robots. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Gary […]

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ACL 054: Victor Saad

por Andy Gray

Victor Saad decided to take his education into his own hands and handcraft a unique personal educational experience called the “Leap Year Project.” He is now crystallizing his vision for reinventing education by building a new school called the Experience Institute. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Victor discusses his thoughts about customized experiential […]

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ACL 053: Erik Proulx

por Andy Gray

After unexpectedly losing his job as an advertising executive, Erik Proulx embraced documentary film-making, and made a compelling film called Lemonade about several people who - in Erik's words - lost their jobs and discovered their callings.

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ACL 052: Diane Allen

por Andy Gray

Diane Allen has been a professional violinist for decades, and is now drawing on her experience in the music world to empower women to become more confident communicators. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Diane shares stories about how her music career has intertwined with her personal journey, including: the perseverance and hard work […]

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ACL 051: Jared Seide

por Andy Gray

Jared Seide facilitates increased cooperation, empathy, and understanding within groups through his work at Center for Council, spanning circles as diverse as schools, businesses, service organizations, participants in social conflicts, and prisons. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Jared shares stories from his personal journey with Council work, including: how his background in dramatic […]

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ACL 050: Heather Thorkelson

por Andy Gray

Heather Thorkelson calls herself an Architect of Freedom, working with others to carve their own path, conquer “comparisonitis,” and create successful, meaningful businesses that support their lives. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Heather shares stories about: developing resilience from living abroad at an early age, the danger of comparing ourselves to others, and […]

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ACL 049: Emilie Cortes

por Andy Gray

Emilie Cortes discovered that outdoor physical challenge provided an unexpected boost in her own self-confidence, and a balance to the stress of her high-powered career in the Bay Area. She ended up leaving her finance job to empower other women by leading them on outdoor adventure trips. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Emilie […]

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ACL 048: Danea Horn

por Andy Gray

Danea Horn has had significant health challenges since birth, and has let illness become her teacher in profound ways. She wrote a book called Chronic Resilience to support others in being more self-compassionate during the stress of illness, and in a stunning act of love, recently received a kidney transplant from her husband on their […]

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ACL 047: John Bardos

por Andy Gray

John Bardos and his wife sold or gave away all their possessions in order to live a nomadic travelling lifestyle focused on contribution and connection. In this episode of A Congruent Life, John shares about: gradually questioning common lifestyle beliefs in his own life, how a “short trip” to Japan ended up lasting 13 years, […]

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ACL 046: Lydia Smith

por Andy Gray

Lydia Smith walked the Camino de Santiago at a pivotal time in her life, and felt called to create a documentary film called Walking the Camino in order to inspire people to follow their own path of discovery and transformation. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Lydia shares about: deciding to walk the Camino […]

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ACL 045: Justin Cooke

por Andy Gray

Justin Cooke reinvented his own life in a way that basically amounted to convincing his boss to fire him, and then moving both his personal and professional life halfway around the world to the Philippines. He now is a partner in a successful business called Empire Flippers. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Justin […]

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ACL 044: Berni Xiong

por Andy Gray

Depressed and unfulfilled by her job as a sales executive, Berni Xiong was asked a simple question that changed her world: “So what do you want to do when you grow up?” Berni decided to start living life on her own terms, and became “The Shin Kicking Life Spark.” In this episode of A Congruent […]

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ACL 043: Richie Norton

por Andy Gray

The tragic deaths of his 10-week-old son and his brother-in-law shook Richie Norton and his family to their core, but their conscious response enabled them to turn tragedy into triumph. Richie wrote a compelling book, The Power of Starting Something Stupid, and helps people lean into their fears, make a difference, and live without regret. […]

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ACL 042: Tyson Adams

por Andy Gray

Tyson Adams left a well-paid sales job in Seattle, bought a one-way ticket to Asia, and had a “crazy” dream about importing coffee to finance community efforts in Laos. He has now built a successful social business called Jhai Coffeehouse that not only supports local coffee farmers, but also finances essential wells for clean water […]

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ACL 041: Farnoosh Brock

por Andy Gray

Farnoosh Brock had a very successful technical career with everything that she thought that she wanted, but yet she came to understand that it really wasn’t fulfilling in the way that she wanted, and she had the wherewithal to make changes that really did work better for her. She now works with her husband in […]

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ACL 040: Ben Robinson

por Andy Gray

Ben Robinson and a couple of his friends decided to go surfing in each of the Seven Seas over two years, while helping to reduce teen suicide in their native Australia. They later made an inspiring and humorous documentary of their journey called 3 Mates 7 Seas. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Ben […]

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ACL 039: Heather Strang

por Andy Gray

Heather Strang discovered that surgery didn’t solve her health issues; instead she found herself on an amazing journey of healing, self-discovery, and new directions. She shares some great insights she gained the hard way about poverty, abundance, and self-worth. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Heather shares about: the wake-up call that came from […]

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ACL 038: Wesley Chapman

por Andy Gray

Wesley Chapman tried to commit suicide when he was four, was abandoned by his mother when he was six, and doctors said that his life was a hopeless cause when he was seven. A shining example of love and support changed the course of his life for some amazing successes in the world of business […]

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ACL 037: Dino Dogan

por Andy Gray

Dino Dogan grew up in the middle of the Bosnia War and fled with a backpack, expecting to be away from home only a few days. Twenty years later he lives in the United States and is an entrepreneur, blogger, and podcaster. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Dino shares about: his life as […]

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ACL 036: Owen Marcus

por Andy Gray

Owen Marcus is the author of a new book called Grow Up: A Man’s Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence. Owen shares about learning from dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome, and the very real ways that working with men’s groups has impacted him personally. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Owen shares his personal journey and […]

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ACL 035: Mike Hrostoski

por Andy Gray

Mike Hrostoski had his world rocked when his mother died unexpectedly. He left his traditional corporate career and took a year off to focus on doing things that brought him joy: spending time with his brother and travelling around the United States doing volunteer work. He now spends his energy coaching high-performing men. In this […]

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ACL 034: Greg Berg

por Andy Gray

Greg Berg is the host of Radio Enso, an interview podcast sharing “Tools and Inspiration for Conscious Living.” In this episode of A Congruent Life, Greg draws on his varied life experiences and lessons learned from his show and his guests, including: pulling the best aspects from his various work experiences into a “mashup” of […]

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ACL 033: Amy Clover

por Andy Gray

Amy Clover found herself mired in clinical depression, hit a breaking point, and reinvented her life from the inside out. She now helps others to move their own lives forward by harnessing fitness and positive action through Strong Inside Out. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Amy shares stories about: “accidentally” embracing fitness as […]

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ACL 032: Illana Burk

por Andy Gray

Illana Burk‘s dream of being a professional dancer was derailed by an accident on the eve of her big debut, forcing her to find a new passion and direction for her life. In this episode of A Congruent Life, Illana shares beautifully about embracing vulnerability and ultimately making it a core of her success, including: […]

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