PODCAST

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.

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 Page) (Brandy's Acting School) Other Resources Mentioned: (The Actors Studio) (How Stanislavski Reinvented Acting) (Lee Strasberg & The Method) (Influential Acting Teachers) (Gabe's Invisible Acting in on HBO) (Imagination, Creativity & Aging) (Method or Madness lectures & book) (Stanislavski in Rehearsal book) (Guardian Article on Elitism in Theatre) (We See You White American Theatre) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
EP8: Walk Through the Door, with Greg Dyke
Apr 11 2022
EP8: Walk Through the Door, with Greg Dyke
About this episode: Greg Dyke's resume reads like a collage of seemingly unrelated twists and turns -- engineer, pastor, nurse, yak rancher -- but that's only if you're reading it superficially. Spend even a few minutes with Dr. Reverend Dyke and you learn each twist was related to the one that came before, and each turn marked by a deep and abiding relationship with social justice, downward mobility and doing the right thing. About our guest: Greg Dyke, owner of Zhi-ba Shin-ga Yak Ranch in Wellington, KY has always been a man on a mission. His unusually varied professional life has taken him from engineering to ministry, from upstate New York to inner city New Orleans. But regardless of the terrain, Greg has remained true to the inner compass that always seems to be urging him on to help make things better for others. Where to find Greg Dyke online: (Greg's Website) (Greg's Facebook page) Other Resources Mentioned: (Zhi-ba Shing-ga Yak Ranch) (Conscientious Objector) (Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School) (Voter Registration) (Social Justice) (St. Mark's United Methodist Church) (Ruby Bridges) (Upstairs Lounge Fire) (Systemic Racism) (Downward Mobility) (Father Dean Brackley) (Red Bird Missionary Conference) (Jeffree Star's Yak Ranch) (Grunting Yaks of YouTube) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
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: (LinkedIn) Other Resources Mentioned: (Lebanese Civil War) (Lebanon's Financial Crisis) (A Day in The Life of a Lebanese Citizen) (Lebanon's Political System) (Women's Role in Lebanon) (Beirut Explosion) (More on the Explosion) (Interactive Timeline)     (Sultans of the Ottoman Empire) To Donate to Cynthia's Select Causes: (Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon) (World Venture Refugee Ministries) (Select Project 4000-045/Hutcherson) (Adyan Foundation) (Other Ways to Donate) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
EP6: See the Step in Front of You, with Michele McFadden
Mar 21 2022
EP6: See the Step in Front of You, with Michele McFadden
About this episode: Michele McFadden, a former IT professional and competitive long-distance runner, survived a hit-and-run accident, but was left with a traumatic brain injury that significantly impaired her physical and verbal abilities and her memory, among other things. Our conversation illuminates how a change that is thrust upon you can sometimes shift things for the better. About our guest: A native of small town Missouri, Michele McFadden grew up the 7th of 9 children, earned a degree in Computer Science, ran marathons and had a thriving career in IT. In March, 2015 she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on her way to work. While her recovery is ongoing, Michele is an accomplished home chef and devoted advocate for rescue dogs, donating countless hours to Buckeye Bulldog Rescue. She lives with her husband in Columbus, OH. Where to find Michele McFadden online: (Michele's Website) Other Resources Mentioned: (Effects of TBI) (Frontal Lobe Damage) (Medically Induced Coma) (Out) (of Body Experience and TBI) (Cognitive Therapy & TBI) (Executive Functioning After TBI) (Physical) (Therapy after TBI) (Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor) (My Stroke of Insight book) (Aphasia) (In Praise of Slowness book)   Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
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: (LinkedIn) Other Resources Mentioned: (OH Children Services Transformation Advisory Council)   (Ohio CASA) (Domestic Violence Advocate) (Emancipation in Foster Care) (Aging out of Foster Care) (Child Trends) (Stigma in Foster Care System) (Family Finding) (TCOM YouTube Channel Heuristic of the Month: You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
EP3: Get In The Slop, with De Lacy Davis
Feb 28 2022
EP3: Get In The Slop, with De Lacy Davis
About this episode: Dr. De Lacy Davis only became a cop to finance his music career, but things didn't go as planned. He fell in love with the community he served and remained on the force for over 20 years. As a black officer in a historically racist institution, he struggled daily to navigate the ultimate toxic workplace. Though both his career and his personal life have been marked by tumultuous change, the through line in his story is a commitment to service, honesty, compassion and an innate belief in "doing the right thing" regardless of the consequences. About our guest: Dr. De Lacy Davis works to prevent police brutality and to educate those who have experienced trauma caused by such actions through workshops, speaking engagements, scholarly works, innovative techniques and programs. He is an educator, author, community leader, activist and retired police officer who founded Black Cops Against Police Brutality in 1991. Where to find De Lacy Davis online: (De Lacy's Website) (De Lacy's Facebook page) (@delacydavis on Instagram) (@delacydavis on Twitter) Other Resources Mentioned: (FSO of Union NJ) (Black Cops Against Brutality) (Myers Briggs) (Derek Chauvin Trial) (Ida B. Wells & Anti-Lynching Campaign) (Strange Fruit) (Risk of Being Killed by Police Violence in the US) (Harvard study on racial disparity) (Yale study on racial disparity) (Black on Black Violence) (Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, Clairsentient) (Divine Feminine, Divine Masculine) (Kujichagulia) (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) (Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome) (Winnie Mandela) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)
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 1990s) (DIY Movement) (Labor Rights in the Garment Industry) (Fair Trade & Sustainability) (Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer) (Cambodian Genocide) (Trauma & the Nervous System) (Complex Trauma) (Religious Trauma Syndrome (RTS)) (PTSD) (Whiteness) Additional Resources: (TCOM) (The Praed Foundation) (IPH Center) Become 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, 2022 Cover art by (@jacksonfall) Music by (Ray Wyssman), (The Simoleons), and (Kristen Cerelli)