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The Next Chapter with Charlie

For the last 20 years, I was an Executive Coach to CEO’s of larger corporations. Now I am moving on to MY Next Chapter. I invite you to join me in this journey. It makes no difference if you are retiring or making any significant change to your life. We are all on the same path. So tune in and tag along as we give insights and inspirations on how you can create your own NEXT CHAPTER. We will talk about “what you can do next.” It might deal with transition, desire, curiosity, loss, or anything else that has to do with our Next Chapter in Life.
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What is your Next Chapter?

Dec 27, 2016

Show Notes

Keith Page is a natural entrepreneur. He may have started more than a dozen groups, ministries and churches because of a serious need that required his vision and passion.

Keith Page began his career in youth ministry, and later moved onto large church planting as well as other social entrepreneurial projects. He has worked in Orange County, CA for the last 30 years and is the grateful father to two high school age daughters, one a ballerina and one an indie musician. So creativity does not drop far from the tree in Keith’s family.

Today, I am most interested in Keith’s newest project: it is what he labels an “all inclusive spiritual community.” It will be called “Homecoming Church” and opens Easter Sunday 2017 in the Costa Mesa, Newport Beach area.

What I’m curious about is discovering the heart and driving forces that moved Keith to start in new church in a county with hundreds (or thousands) already in existence

In this interview we delve deeply into Christianity and its relationship to the other major religions. Some will probably offended as others will be encouraged. That what makes for good listening. Enjoy!

Homecoming Church at www.HomeComingchurch.orgå

You can reach Keith at pagepage1@mac.com

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

 

Dec 21, 2016

Show Notes #16 Terry Hershey: Creative Orthodoxy

Today’s show is once again with my colleague, Terry Hershey. Terry is my “go-to guy” whenever I am searching out feedback on odd, yet essential, topics. 

On this show Terry and I will enter the unorthodox notion of “Creative Orthodoxy.” Orthodox practices are essential for every discipline from science to art to religion. Each discipline requires proven practices and beliefs that actually define the discipline.

And then there come along the creative ones that “personalize” the orthodox practices so they can express the passions and sensibilities that drive their work and belief.

This truly is one of my favorite conversations on the podcast. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed creating it. 

 

Terry Hershey Sabbath Moment on “Already Inside of You” 

You can reach Terry at terryhershey.com

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

 

Dec 6, 2016

Our odd topic today is titled, “The Noble Pursuit of Boredom.” This show will offer unique ideas on boredom.

This might seem a bit peculiar to most people. It sure is for me, because, honestly, I am scared to death of boredom. I’ve got to be doing something somewhere in order to feel valued or needed or happy even.

When the real question is, ”Why do I need to be seeking busyness to make my life feel worthy or happy?” One of my greatest fears with quitting doing a job for a living was to feel bored or useless. Further revelation has caused me to reconsider the need for either one of those things.

This was a huge hole in my soul—and many other people—that needs to be rectified by something other than busyness.

One of my all-time favorite quotes is by Susan Ertz who writes:

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."

Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus

You can reach Terry at terryhershey.com

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

 

Nov 23, 2016

Our conversation today is with our good friend Terry Hershey. For those of you that don’t know Hershey, who is a regular guest on the show, Terry is a prolific writer, conference keynote speaker, renowned landscape architect, and sometimes spiritual advisor. He’s just an overall wise and fun guy, besides being an old friend.

Today, Terry and I will discuss the wonder of the ordinary and unremarkable everyday occurrences in our lives. It seems we have this tendency to want to accentuate the big and cool things in our lives, when the truth is we miss out on the beauty of the ordinary.

You can reach Terry at terryhershey.com

 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Nov 15, 2016

My guest today is Bobby X. Right now, he is sitting across the table from me: shaved head, fully tatted body, wearing a wife-beater undershirt. To tell the truth, if you don’t know him he looks scary as hell.

But that scary guy is not the one we will chat with in this episode. Today, Bobby, is no longer a prejudiced skinhead but instead he is one of the accepting, loved and loving people I know on the planet. But it wasn’t always that way. That’s why I’ve titled this show: “The Transformation of a Skinhead.”

Before we chat with Bobby let’s take a look at his fascinating record.

  • He has been in prison and jail for more than12 years for serious felonies including drugs, possession of weapons, and assault and battery with intent to do serious harm.
  • He was a radical racist and basic hater of people. Fighting was just a normal part of life.

But it came to the point where he got sick of the prison and drug life, began attending a 12-Step program and changed his life around.

So let’s meet Bobby.

 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Nov 8, 2016

 IMPT NOTE: There is a significant statistical error in this episode. (See Below)

 

My guest today is Ryley Westman, the Coordinator of Instruction for the entire San Diego Padres Organization, from Rookie Ball to the Big Leagues.  Ryley is entering his 9th year coaching in professional baseball. In his current role a majority of his focus is put into developing young talent at the minor league level to help impact the San Diego Padres at the Major League level.

You will find no more continual growth and change than in the lives of professional athletes. Improving skills is obvious and never-ending. But the real difference-maker in the great player verses the Elite Player is we call “Make Up,” or how the player is able to growing mentally, emotionally, and relationally.

Ryley Westman’s job is to help young and maturing athletes attain the fullness of their talent and their mental aptitude. Any sport is as much mental as it is physical, if not more. Riley teaches both.

You can reach Riley at rwestman@padres.com

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Statistical Correction: I stated that of the 5000 players in the MLB Minor Leagues only 25 players will be called up to a Big League Roster. The more accurate fact is that it is 25 players per organization, therefore there are 5000 players competing for 750 roster spots. Of those 750 spots more than half are secured by veterans, leaving less that 200 spots available for the 5000 players in the Minor Leagues. It is avery tough journey.

  

Oct 31, 2016

This episode with Pam and Charlie really is about Change and Uncertainty because any time you travel to a foreign country, things rarely turn out the way you expect them to. Most of your expectations seem to get turned upside down, and are changed, like it or not. So… in order to have a great experience you learn to drop most all expectations and simply “go with the flow.”

Let’s start with some background. Pam and I have been in Italy for a little more than two weeks and have accomplished the foolish task of visiting 5 areas in that short time: We have stayed in Lake Como, Cinque Terre, Siracusa and Palermo Sicily, and finally Milan. And you know what? I’m about to keel over in exhaustion. 

Pam and I are moderately experienced travelers and yet we continue to learn and grow with each experience. We plan to talk about some of that growth today. 

Before I bring on Pam, I’d like you to know she is a Leadership Coach working with corporate executives, directors and managers. She plans all the details of our trips, while it is my job is to figure what we want to do once we get there. She's a planner. I’m a curious learner. We make a great team.

You can reach Pam Hedges at:

Email: pam@hedges-associates.com

Website: www.hedges-associates.com

 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit http://www.thenextchapter.life

Oct 23, 2016

Our conversation today is with Molli Ezio, who goes by Ezio. Ezio is co-owner of one of the most famous restaurants in Northern Italy named La Darsena. Located in Lake Como, it is about as far north as you can get in Italy. The setting here is enchanting—a lake surrounded by dozens of magnificent little breathtaking Italian villages. In fact, George Clooney, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg all own villas here.

Molli Ezio, has led an industrious life, owning 6 hotels and restaurants in Lake Como only to realize that a 16 hour work-day didn’t allow him to be the kind of father he wanted to be to his children. So he eventually downsized to just one restaurant and hotel, La Darsena in Tremezzo, Lake Como.

In this interview Charlie and Ezio talk about the importance of family from a personal Italian point of view. And then we discuss the constant seasonal changes required to operate a world-class restaurant.

Please note that English is Ezio’s second language. Sometimes communication between the two becomes an adventure in translation. All the more fun!

You can reach Ezio at:

Email: info@hotelladarsena.it

Website: www.hotelladarsena.it 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit http://www.thenextchapter.life

Oct 17, 2016

Patricia Romboletti has more than 15 years of experience as a retained executive recruiter, providing C-Suite recruiting services for middle-market, closely held, and family-owned businesses.   For more than 4 years, she has served as a career strategist and coach for in-transition executives.

Charlie and Pat chat at length about the role of Curiosity in your career, both in search of a new career as well as advancement in your current career. It is the curious seeker/learner that lands the position they most desire. They are the ones who are never satisfied with the status quo, the ones looking for a better way or a stronger strategy or new idea.

Our hope is that this podcast will motivate you to allow your natural curiosity run wild and lead to exciting changes in your job or career.

You can reach Pat at:

Email: pat@sandhurstgroup.com or careercoachpat@gmail.com

Website: www.sageexecutivesearch.com

LinkedIn: use either email address

 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit http://www.thenextchapter.life

Oct 11, 2016

Jeff Tanner is a Cofounder of a co-working and startup community, called Wayfare, which is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA and with another location opening in downtown Fullerton in late 2016. Jeff’s company, Wayfare is a “co-working community and startup incubator,” that guides numerous startup founders who are launching their ideas into movements for the common good.

Charlie and Jeff talk about starting companies with a mission of serving the disenfranchised and poor. It’s where your work can change people’s lives.

A great quote from Jeff Tanner is “The world is broken and in need of restoration AS WELL AS beautiful and in need of celebration.”

You can discover more about Jeff at

Email address: hi@wayfare.io

Website: wayfare.io

Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @wayfarehq

 

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Oct 3, 2016

Together again, Charlie and Terry discuss the fact that change and uncertainty are inevitable. Unpredictability and randomness are fertile grounds for creativity.

They use the book by Pixar's Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc. as a starting point for the conversation. Pixar executive Ed Catmull does a great job of explaining the wonder of change and uncertainty in life and in any creative endeavors.

This conversation is not meant solely for artists, but for all of us as we go though life not really knowing what will happen next. It's that "unknowing" that can bring out the best in each of us.

Resources

Creativity, Inc.

Terry Hershey at terryherhsey.com

Charlie Hedges at thenextchapter.life

Sep 26, 2016

I'm extra excited to present Round 2 with our popular guest Executive Coach and Spiritual Advisor Taryn Voget.

Last episode Taryn and Charlie talked about Your Soul's Calling. In this episode we talk about how you can discover and implement Your Soul's Calling.

Taryn offers 3 powerful suggestions that will impact your life. Check out this fascinating episode to discover them.

You can find more about Taryn at taryn@everydaygeniusinstitute.com.

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Enjoy!

 

 

Sep 20, 2016

Have you ever felt as if something important was not attended to in your internal core? Like you are not living according to your deepest soulful longings. Like “something is missing?”

Perhaps that feeling is your soul whispering an invitation to explore new territories. Taryn Voget calls that Your Soul’s Calling. In this inspiring interview Taryn and Charlie chat all about your Soul’s Calling: what it is and how you discover it.

Taryn Voget’s day job is an Executive Coach to high-level professionals, while devoting even more energy to her passion of helping people discover and live a life that really matters. She is a brilliant thinker and lover of people.

Don’t miss this episode.

You can discover more about Taryn at taryn@everydaygeniusinstitute.com

For more with Charlie Hedges please visit thenextchapter.life

Sep 13, 2016

Terry and Charlie spend the first 15 minutes in pure comedic recollections of past experiences. It is fun to listen to.

The remainder of the episode is a conversation about life and the Art of a Journey. Journey is merely metaphor, which if accepted, will change your life. It’s about both setting destinations and milestones but also attempting to maintain acute awareness of your present surroundings, situations and opportunities. 

The Art of the Journey requires a change of mind about how you perceive your life. Your life is what you think it is. Why not try looking at your life as a journey that unfolds as you go along.

Aug 27, 2016

This is an unusual and exciting interview for Charlie. Devin is the youngest person he has interviewed for the show. In her mid-20's Devin just graduated Georgetown Law School, just completed the bar exam and is anxiously anticipating her first position as an attorney.

A few insightful takeaways make this a great episode:

1. New beginnings occur all the time. We talk about the incredible similarities between Devin seeking her first "real" job and another woman facing retirement. The issues involved are amazingly similar.

2. The value of self-reflection.

3. How to "parent" your college student and ones entering the professional workforce for the first time. Devin has "killer" insights.

Don't miss this one.

Aug 27, 2016

Diane Weist is a recently retired Elementary School Psychologist with a focus on Special Needs. As she enters her first couple of months of retirement we talk about the need for "detaching" from old friends and activities and replacing them with new and exciting alternatives.

We talk about reevaluating goal-setting, keeping lists, and productivity--all those things that have yet to be defined.

We also visit the necessary value of "self-reflection."

Aug 22, 2016

In this episode we've turned the tables. Charlie is interviewed by Paul Roberts of OC Talk Radio.net

We talk about life changes according to its Season. Charlie is in his Autumn Season and learning to treasure every moment. Not without challenges.

Charlie begins by revealing stories of his hippie 20's that he had never gone public with and moves along his life until now.

Paul Roberts is seasoned veteran interviewer and we have lots of fun with interesting insights.

Enjoy and visit Charlie at thenextchapter.life 

Aug 10, 2016

Hi this is Charlie Hedges. Welcome to The Next Chapter.  I'm excited to be able to share this journey together.

Episode #1 an an interview with Ty Rose who made a career change at 54 from High Level Executive to full-time Artist/Painter.

We talk about meaningful self-discovery, courage, and the desire to be your real self.

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