Opening for Elvis and Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

September 21, 2021
Hosted by Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

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Join me as I talk with Jason Hedden about acting, teaching, writing, juggling, directing, and stand-up comedy. We will talk about his journey from actor to stand-up comedian and all points in between. He will share how he got out of his comfort zone and how you can escape yours. The magic happens on the other side. I promise he will make you laugh. Aren’t you curious about “opening for Elvis?” Listen to hear the story.

Counterbalance Conversations

Counterbalance Conversations

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Counterbalance Conversations educates, inspires, and sparks curiosity in individuals looking to make sustainable changes in the now. Change and resilience start with ONE individual, ONE spark of curiosity, and healing of ONE person. The Counterbalance. Will you be that ONE?

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Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

Dr. Melissa L. Strawser

At the age of 14, Dr. Melissa L. Strawser discovered her first personal development book. She has spent the last 30 years on a quest of personal discovery that led her to a career as a personal and professional coach. Over the last 10 years, she successfully coached her 1:1 clients in career, family, financial and spiritual matters leading to significant growth and success. She is often the go-to professional for her business associates in the areas of coaching, communications, professional development, performance improvement, resilience, and mindfulness.

Dr. Strawser is the CEO of Counterbalance Visionaries, LLC in Panama City, Florida. She holds an EdD in Performance Improvement Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Science with a Specialization in Aviation/Aerospace Education Technology. She is certified as an MBTI (r) Administrator and Interpreter, a Certified Professional Coach, and a 200hr Yoga Teacher. Along with her extensive education, Dr. Strawser has an impressive resume of real world experience. Her client list includes start-up companies, international companies, non-profits, state colleges, and the United States military.

In 2021, Dr. Melissa left the corporate world to work full-time as a coach, an educator, a resilience champion, and a mindfulness magician. Counterbalance Conversations is an opportunity for Dr. Melissa to spark curiosity in listeners, inspire change in organizations, and root resilience in communities.

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Episode Directory

September 2021

  • 9/28/2021: Setting the Team Up for Success Coming Soon
  • 9/21/2021: Opening for Elvis and Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Listen Now
  • 9/14/2021: STEAM: The Importance of Arts in Education Listen Now
  • 9/7/2021: 22 for 22: The Journey Listen Now

August 2021

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