Shift Shift Bloom

ActuallyQuiteNice, INC and TCOM Studios

Shift Shift Bloom is a podcast examining how people change, why they change, and how they sustain the changes that are most important to them in their everyday lives. Our guests consider themselves change makers, change embracers and change resistors — we’re all somewhere on that spectrum at different times in our lives, aren’t we? Conversations with host Kristen Cerelli explore the impact of mindset, personality, life circumstances, communities of support and sources of inspiration on the process of transformation. Illuminating how change can be both deeply personal and profoundly universal is the show's guiding principle. Shift Shift Bloom is produced by host Kristen Cerelli and audio engineer Timothy Fall at ActuallyQuiteNice, a full-service media studio. They develop the show in collaboration with Dr. John Lyons, Director of both The Center for Innovation in Population Health at The University of Kentucky, and The Praed Foundation, which supports the development and dissemination of systems improvement strategies called Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management, or TCOM. Online at https://praedfoundation.org, https://tcomconversations.org and https://iph.uky.edu. Season One new regular episodes drop every Monday from February 14 to April 18, 2022, and are accompanied by "TCOM Takeaways" -- special in-depth discussions between Dr. John Lyons and Kristen Cerelli, that extract common themes, ongoing questions and powerful insights on the topic of transformation. It's safe to say there's no formula for navigating change, but John and Kristen will keep looking for and articulating the universal tenets of the process. Support us on Patreon at https://patreon.com/shiftshiftbloom. read less

EP9: Strip Down the Layers, with Method Actors Gabe Fazio and Brandy Hotchner
Apr 18 2022
EP9: Strip Down the Layers, with Method Actors Gabe Fazio and Brandy Hotchner
About this episode:When Dr. John Lyons casually mentioned to host Kristen Cerelli that he'd be interested in hearing what method actors had to say about the process of transformation, Kristen knew just who to call. Enter actor Gabe Fazio and teacher of actors Brandy Hotchner, who share their well worn input on the subject. About our guests:A native of Long Island, Gabe Fazio epitomizes the passion and sacrifice of the working actor. A lifetime member of The Actors Studio in NYC, Gabe works steadily in theatre, film and television. He originated the role of Mark in Lyle Kessler's play First Born and has appeared on Law & Order, Blue Bloods and Homeland, as well as in the films A Place Beyond the Pines and A Star is Born. Gabe's invisible work with Mark Ruffalo in the HBO series I Know This Much Is True was much lauded by director Derek Cianfrance and writer Wally Lamb. After 10 years as a struggling working actor in NYC, Brandy moved to Arizona in 2002. She was just passing through on her way to Los Angeles. New York, after 9/11, had lost its romance and she longed to get back out West. She never made it to LA. During Brandy’s first week in Arizona, she met her husband and now has a family, raising two teenage boys. That was an act of true providence. Brandy often says, “I would not be coaching if life had not interfered with my plans.” Today, she is the owner and Artistic Director of the region's top acting school, Arizona Actors Academy. Where to find Gabe Fazio & Brandy Hotchner online:Gabe's IMBD PageBrandy's Acting SchoolOther Resources Mentioned:The Actors StudioHow Stanislavski Reinvented ActingLee Strasberg & The MethodInfluential Acting TeachersGabe's Invisible Acting in on HBOImagination, Creativity & AgingMethod or Madness lectures & bookStanislavski in Rehearsal bookGuardian Article on Elitism in TheatreWe See You White American TheatreAdditional Resources:TCOMThe Praed FoundationIPH CenterBecome a Supporter:If you like what you...
EP7: Imagine Your Money Is Gone, with Cynthia Alpan
Mar 28 2022
EP7: Imagine Your Money Is Gone, with Cynthia Alpan
About this episode:Cynthia Alpan knows money. She dedicated her career to understanding financial markets and advising others as they planned their fiscal goals. But her knowledge took a backseat to the wishful belief that what happened in her homeland of Lebanon would not and could not happen. Practically overnight, everything changed. Her story sheds light on the immense losses -- of money, access, safety, and future dreams -- now facing Cynthia and millions like her, and reminds us to find gratitude in the small things.About our guest:Lebanese native Cynthia Alpan came to the United States to attend college, and came to love the American way, working her way up the ladder in the financial services industry. In the late 1990s, love and motherhood brought her back to Lebanon, and she's still there today, struggling through one of the worst economic crises the world has ever seen. Where to find Cynthia Alpan online:LinkedInOther Resources Mentioned:Lebanese Civil WarLebanon's Financial CrisisA Day in The Life of a Lebanese CitizenLebanon's Political SystemWomen's Role in LebanonBeirut ExplosionMore on the ExplosionInteractive Timeline     Sultans of the Ottoman EmpireTo Donate to Cynthia's Select Causes:Children's Cancer Center of LebanonWorld Venture Refugee Ministries (Select Project 4000-045/Hutcherson)Adyan FoundationOther Ways to DonateAdditional Resources:TCOMThe Praed FoundationIPH CenterBecome a Supporter:If you like what you hear, please consider making a donation on our Patreon site!Credits:All content Copyright
EP4: Take That Chance (Part One), with Juliana Barton
Mar 7 2022
EP4: Take That Chance (Part One), with Juliana Barton
About this episode:Juliana Barton, a foster care alumna with big dreams, has never wanted pity, she's only ever wanted to be seen for her talents, abilities and wholeness. In the face of childhood abuse, epic systemic injustice and heart-wrenching family tragedy, she epitomizes strength, resilience, grit and grace. Juliana's unbroken spirit echoes in her words, her commitments and her advocacy, and it will astound you.About our guest:From child abuse survivor and misunderstood teen to advocate and aspiring physician, Juliana Barton’s journey has been punctuated with tremendous adversity. One thing, however, has remained consistent: her commitment to serving her community. After enduring a tumultuous upbringing, she entered the foster care system, where she remained until aging out. Despite facing new challenges as a young adult, Juliana was steadfast in her determination to change her narrative. In addition to pursuing a career in medicine, she is a passionate speaker about the child welfare system. As the governmental liaison for ACTION Ohio, she has served on numerous panels, presentations, and advocacy campaigns. She is also a member of Governor DeWine’s Advisory Council on Children Services Transformation and the Ohio Department of Medicaid OhioRISE Advisory Committee. Juliana encourages others with her message—never overlook the power of transformation. Where to find Juliana Barton online:LinkedInOther Resources Mentioned:OH Children Services Transformation Advisory Council  Ohio CASADomestic Violence AdvocateEmancipation in Foster CareAging out of Foster CareChild TrendsStigma in Foster Care SystemFamily FindingTCOM YouTube Channel Heuristic of the Month: You Can't Manage What You Can't MeasureAdditional Resources:TCOMThe Praed Foundation
EP2: Pay a Fair Price for That, with Rachel Faller
Feb 21 2022
EP2: Pay a Fair Price for That, with Rachel Faller
About this episode:Rachel Faller, an artist and entrepreneur, grew up with firsthand knowledge of how much time and effort goes into making things, clothes especially. Though she didn’t set out to helm a business, her relentless dedication to community, inclusivity, reciprocity and zero waste sets her company, tonlé, apart in the fair trade fashion space.About our guest:Rachel Faller is an entrepreneur by trade and a creative at heart. She dedicates most of her time to rectifying harm within the garment industry using a systemic approach- encouraging people to think about the root of systemic injustice and tackling these issues at their core rather than simply treating the symptoms. Rachel is a co-creator of tonlé – a zero waste, ethical and sustainable fashion line that is both a brand and a manufacturer. Where to find Rachel Faller online:Rachel's Website Rachel's Facebook page @tonledesign on Instagram @tonledesign on Twitter Other Resources Mentioned:Sweatshop Protests in the late 1990sDIY Movement Labor Rights in the Garment Industry Fair Trade & Sustainability Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall KimmererCambodian GenocideTrauma & the Nervous SystemComplex TraumaReligious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)PTSDWhitenessAdditional Resources:TCOMThe Praed FoundationIPH CenterBecome a Supporter:If you like what you hear, please consider making a donation on our Patreon site!Credits:All content Copyright ActuallyQuiteNice, Inc & TCOM Studios, 2022Cover art by @jacksonfallMusic by