151 Jordan Goldrich

Growing up in a loud New York family, Jordan’s communication style was very direct. This worked well for him as a Chief Operating Officer. After being fired from his job, Jordan realized that some may have found his direct communication style to be abrasive. So, he started practicing compassion cultivation and mindfulness. As an executive coach, Jordan teaches others to be respectful, tactful and diplomatic, while being authentic.  He shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– cultivate compassion
– practice mindfulness
– if someone is suffering or in pain, try to alleviate that person’s pain
– instead of viewing yourself as a victim, redefine it as a target
– ask yourself what is the opportunity for growth in the challenge

Website: https://www.workplacewarriorinc.com 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich 
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/ 

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150 Nora Riva Bergman

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Nora wasn’t happy practicing law. She knew she wanted a change, but didn’t have the courage to introduce it. Then, one very dramatic incident changed her life. Nora’s mother and aunt both passed away, due to a car accident. This gave her the courage to make a change in her life and open a journey into mindfulness. Today, she coaches clients on mindfulness practice and training. Nora shares these powerful nuggets of life wisdom:
– mindfulness is an amazing tool that can help us improve our cognition
– experiment with mindfulness
– mindfulness can change the neural pathways in the brain
– there’s no guarantee in life
– we all struggle with things that are crazy
– don’t be afraid to ask for help
– you are not alone
– suggested apps:
https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app 
https://insighttimer.com/ 
– suggested books:
https://www.amazon.com/Feel-Fear-Do-Anyway/dp/0345487427 
https://www.amazon.com/Meditations-to-Change-Your-Brain-audiobook/dp/B0034KHDS0 

Nora Riva Bergman brings a unique background to her work as a coach and law practice consultant. She began playing the piano when she was five, but gave it up for the guitar at age 10 and has been playing ever since. After graduating from high school, she worked as professional musician and singer for 10 years before attending college. Music has always been a big part in her life. In fact, the Real Life Practice logo was inspired by the “fermata,” a musical notation.

After graduating from law school, Nora practiced as an employment law attorney and certified mediator. She has served as an adjunct professor at Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida. Nora has also served as the executive director of the St. Petersburg Bar Association, a voluntary bar association with over 1,000 members. And she has spoken at conferences for the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and other national and regional bar associations and legal organizations.

Nora’s background as a musician, attorney, mediator, law professor, and bar executive, coupled with her warm, informal approach, makes her a powerful coach. She understands the challenges lawyers face and all aspects of law practice management from the inside out.

https://www.reallifepractice.com/ 
https://twitter.com/lawfirmcoach 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/norarivabergman 
https://www.instagram.com/norarivabergman/ 

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149 Virginia Simpson

Virginia looked death in the face, when she nearly lost her spouse. She also started experiencing challenges with her eyesight. Virginia realized that not being to see well helps her see better with her heart. These experiences were opportunities for their growth and for finding more joy in their lives. Virginia shares the following nuggets of life wisdom, which are so applicable in this current time:
– be fully alive and present
– be real
– whatever you’re going through, look for the gift in it
– find that place of joy or kernel of gratitude
– out of desperation, we often find gratitude
– gratitude is the vine that helps you climb out of the cave
– those who have the least, then to be the most grateful
– life is wondrous
– the darker it is, that’s when you can see the stars
– life gives us lessons
– find a way to work with the trauma, your body and your spirit
– embrace each day with as much joy as possible

Virginia A. Simpson, PhD, FT is a bereavement care specialist and the Executive Counseling Director for hundreds of funeral homes throughout the United States and Canada. She is the founder of The Mourning Star Center for grieving children and their families, which she ran from 1995 to 2005. She is the author of the memoir The Space Between (She Writes Press, April 2016) about her years as her mother’s caregiver and the journey to heal their relationship before her mother’s death. Simpson has appeared on numerous television and radio programs. She holds a Fellowship in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education & Counseling (ADEC), and has been honored for her work by the cities of Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Rancho Mirage. She lives in El Dorado Hills, California with her husband Bob and golden retriever Shelby.

https://virginiaasimpson.com/ 

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