Author: Kate Lund

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Ken Goldberg, a registered financial advisor and an expert in behavioral finance and the herding behavior of crowds. The discussion focuses on Ken’s extensive background and experience in finance and more broadly his vast array of life experience and keen perspectives across domains. Dr. Kate and Ken also connect on parenting, podcasting and a shared love of dogs. This is a fun, easy-going conversation rooted in what it means to be human. About Our Guest Ken Goldberg is a 38-year investment warrior from Wall Street firms to…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with top women’s tennis player Gigi Fernandez. Considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time, she is a Hall of Famer, winner of 17 Grand Slam doubles titles with various partners and 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Mary Joe Fernandez. The discussion focuses on Gigi’s successful tennis career, along with ideas on managing mindset in tennis and in life, meditation as a superpower for maximizing potential, the importance of never giving up and persevering through challenge. This is a powerful and informative conversation offering…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks to Kelley O’Keeffe, founder of Empowered Engagement, a company focused on empowering women who have chosen to pivot and leave the corporate world to start a new chapter, while maintaining a strong professional identity. The conversation focuses on ideas related to how women can flourish professionally and personally as they move towards their potential. Kelley O’Keeffe is an Entrepreneur focused on helping women empower themselves economically. Data shows that when women thrive economically as entrepreneurs rise as leaders in business, this results in our communities thriving both economically…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this week’s episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Dr. Julie Stamm author of The Brain on Youth Sports: The Science, The Myths and The Future – a book which empowers parents to make informed decisions about sports participation. Dr. Stamm brings a unique perspective on the issues of repeated head impacts in sports. She is a scientist who spent years researching concussions, and the consequences of repetitive brain trauma in youth. In addition to her vast expertise in this domain, Dr. Stamm is an accomplished athlete herself having competed in sports throughout her life. …

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Bill Murphy, author of Thriving in the Storm: Nine Principles to Help You Overcome Any Adversity. The discussion focuses on Bill’s journey through childhood trauma and subsequent challenge and how he has shifted the direction of his life and moved towards his potential across domains. Bill shares his experience of moving through and beyond challenge in a real and authentic way, illustrating both the fragility and the possibility within the human experience.  Bill Murphy: Bill Murphy is a nationally recognized mortgage originator who has been a top…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with entrepreneur and founder of Your Words Have Power, Wendy Corner. The conversation focuses on Wendy’s evolution from a speech pathologist to a successful business owner and speaking coach helping others to hone and deliver impactful and powerful messages across the world. The discussion is authentic and raw offering insight and wisdom to those wanting to carve a new path in speaking or otherwise. Meet Wendy Corner… The Founder and Creator of Your Words Have Power, a platform for speakers to share their messages and stories to inspire people…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind Podcast, Dr. Kate talks with Sales and Leadership Coach, Author, Podcast Host, Father and Husband – Casey Jacox. With over 25 years of business experience, Casey’s leadership helps companies emphasize building relationships, not just transactional business deals. As I mentioned, he’s a father, a husband, a coach, a podcaster, a speaker, and a business leader who is the same person in and out of work. Over his entire career, adversity has always made him stronger. Through the conversation Dr. Kate and Casey focus on Casey’s path from an accomplished high school…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Laing Rikkers – author of Morning Leaves: Reflections on Loss, Grief and Connection and Co-Founder and Executive Chair of ProSomnus Sleep Technologies. Laing is a leader in the field of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, an often hidden – and potentially fatal – medical condition. After her sister died of undiagnosed OSA, Laing sought solace from nature and creativity, and wrote Morning Leaves, a book of poetry to help others navigate grief. Her mission now is to save lives by encouraging people to recognize the symptoms of OSA before…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Megan McCann, founder of McCann Partners, an IT Recruiting firm. Megan and her team deliver IT recruitment with intention and integrity to a growing portfolio of innovative organizations—from Chicago-based startups to companies with a global footprint. McCann Partners is dedicated to creating a more equitable and diverse workforce, and proud that more than 70% of their talent placements in the past two years have been diverse hires. Prior to McCann Partners, Megan co-founded and helped build Geneva Technical Services (GTS), and was a strategic force in growing…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Laura Cooke, Founder and CEO of Positive Foundry, a company focused on creating and teaching a strength based model grounded in science, which helps individuals flourish across domains. The discussion highlights the evolution of Positive Foundry, along with the ways in which Laura integrates the principles she teaches into her life and family.   Through Laura’s many positions in leadership, both in the corporate world and in education, Laura’s true passion has always been about helping people. Her thirst for learning is endless and she finds comfort in…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Brigitte Cutshall who is an author, cancer survivor and health coach. The discussion focuses on Brigitte’s journey through cancer and a rare brain tumor, along with her passion for running and writing. Brigitte shares how both helped her through the hard moments and continue to help her to find meaning and purpose each and every day. Health Advocate and author, Brigitte Cutshall, has overcome cancer multiple times and a rare primary brain tumor in between. She raised two sons with her husband while keeping a smile on…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify In this episode of the Optimized Mind Podcast, Dr. Kate talks with Andrea Jaeger in the second of a 2-part series. The discussion this week focuses on Andrea’s life of service, specifically the foundation she started to provide support to children in need, their families and communities. Andrea shares deep insight and wisdom into what it means to her to live a life of faith and service to others. Little Star Foundation started because life showed a 15-year-old tennis phenom, Andrea Jaeger, that children facing cancer or trauma endure their struggles for more than one day. For over…

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