It’s A Choice. Dr. Paul Jenkins. Positivity Speaker & Coach. 42

November 9, 2016
About Dr. Paul


I am a psychologist.  I started into school thinking that I would become an engineer, in fact I was a chemical engineering major when I started at BYU way back in 1984.  I figured I could make some money using all of those sweet math and science skills that came pretty easily to me.  I chose to become a psychologist when I realized that I have a passion for assisting others to live their life on purpose.  There is far too much negativity, fear, and doubt in the world.  I am on a mission to lift and inspire my fellow human beings to create and live a life they love.  When I made the shift to psychology, I found out quickly that not only do I have a love and passion for what I do, I’m also really good at it.  When I do my thing, people’s lives are changed for the better.  I don’t say this to brag, but to acknowledge that I am in my element.  I believe that everyone has a “sweet spot” or a “unique mission” in life, and your sweet spot is when you do what you love for the people who love what you do.  I also believe that you have the ability to create a life around your unique mission which has a two-fold effect:  First, you begin to love your life – Second, you generate wealth.  Some people have commented to me, “Dr. Paul, you are so lucky to have a job that you love!”  Lucky??!  I made this.

I am a man of faith.  I make no apologies for this because it is my faith that gives meaning and context to everything that I do.  Those who work with me are perfectly welcomed and encouraged to include discussions about faith and the role that it plays in their life.  I’m not here to  impose my beliefs on others, and I’m not here as your spiritual advisor.  I do believe, however, that our relationship with our creator is the first key relationship we have, and that as we understand our source, life begins to make more sense.  I’m happy to share my faith and beliefs with anyone who asks – feel free to ask me about this or get a quick summary here.

In addition to my unique mission and my faith, the love of my life is that sweet lady in the picture with me.  Vicki and I were married in 1988 and it just keeps getting better.  We have four wonderful children – Ryan, Adam, Brennan, and Lyndi.  We have made our home in the beautiful mountains of Utah.  I think the best is yet to come!


My Faith

I was raised in the high mountain valleys of Utah, where my Mormon Pioneer ancestors fled after being persecuted for their religious beliefs.  My family has been faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for generations back on both sides.  I was raised in this faith, and have matured into my own commitment and understanding of the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Vicki and I met as we were both serving voluntary proselyting missions for the Church in Finland.  This gave us a good start on our relationship with common beliefs and experiences – and we both speak fluent Finnish as a result!  We believe that family relationships extend beyond this mortal life, and that through adherence to certain principles we can be together forever.  This adds great meaning and value to our lives.  We have raised our children in the Church as well, and at the time of this writing three of our sons have also served missions; Ryan in Fresno California (speaking Spanish), Adam in Stockholm Sweden, and Brennan in Los Angeles California (speaking Korean).  We both commit a portion of our time to voluntary service in the Church and in the community where we live.  The Church has a lay ministry with no paid clergy.  I have served twice as the Bishop of a congregation, and currently teach a Sunday School class of 14 and 15 year old youth.  My faith is a great blessing in my life and has been a defining factor for me as I have created my purposes.

Learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at and at

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Creative Output Depends Upon Creative Input. Ann Douglas. Author & Radio Host. 41

November 2, 2016

Ann Douglas sparks conversations that matter about parenting and mental health. She is a bestselling parenting author (her most recent book is Parenting Through the Storm) and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.

Ann Douglas  
Author, radio columnist, speaker
Sparking conversations that matter about parenting and mental health

Creativity & Motivation. Rob Dial. Coach & Podcaster. 40

October 26, 2016

Rob Dial believes that leaders are not born, they are groomed. From the time Rob started working with Dean, he has inspired the vision that leaders must first develop a clear purpose and align their behaviors with that purpose to create a worthy future. Today, Rob and Dean inspire a massive amount of people through podcasting, blogging and book writing that teach people to lead by example in every facet of their life.

Rob believes that if you help enough people get what they want, the rest is taken care of. Rob is passionate about his music career and helping people find out what they were put on Earth to do.


Creativity is a Conscious Practice. Luis Congdon. Podcaster. 39

October 19, 2016

Luis Congdon is on a mission to help others find their freedom through creating podcasts that help you get your message heard, grow an audience and make money. He has gone from homeless to running a six figure business in less than two years, and interviews experts & celebrities all around the world to enlighten, inspire & inform his listeners on how to improve their personal and professional life. “Thriving Launch” is now one of the top rated podcasts on iTunes, which broadcasts multiple times per week. You can check it out here:


Creativity Makes Us Whole. Ellen Koronet. Chief Fun Officer. 38

October 12, 2016

Ellen Koronet, Principal and Chief Fun Officer


As Principal & Chief Fun Officer of LNK Creative, Ellen designs and hosts interactive personality quizzes and assessments to expand reach, generate warm leads, and interact with customers. An Anthropologist by training, she spent over three decades as a focus group moderator and marketing research executive, serving Fortune 500 corporations. At conferences and venues such as Florida Creativity Weekend, MD Business Women, QRCA, On Purpose Women, a Robotics Team, and Communication Central (an editor/freelancer conference), she applies deep insight to business and personal conundrums, often based on her signature system of Inner Muse & Mentor archetypes.


You can find her in person at

·      2016 On Purpose Woman Conference on October 21-22, 2016 in Baltimore MD

·      Florida Creativity Weekend Conference in March 24-26, 2017 in Sarasota FL (Last year’s speakers are still available here:



Creativity is Bringing Things to Life. Scott Wilhite. Social Entrepreneur. 37

October 10, 2016
Scott Wilhite  is an award-winning commercial filmmaker turned social entrepreneur. As a writer, producer, and director he was enjoying a promising creative career without actually enjoying it. During ten of his most productive years he found them to also be ten of his darkest, most unsatisfying years. He felt directionless and that his life was missing purpose and meaning. 

This all changed when a friend introduced him to the world of positive psychology and showed him the difference that comes from deliberately, consciously choosing what he mentally focuses on. With his personal transformation, he wanted to make the education easily accessible to others. He created the Feed Your Happy app as a mobile mindset conditioning tool, founded nCOURAGE.LIFE, produced a 40-part video series called 2 min to HAPPY, and authored the soon-to-be-released book The 7 Core Skills of Everyday Happiness: Scientifically Proven Skills For a Happier, More Meaningful Life. 

“I had no idea happiness was a skill. I thought I was just a ‘tortured artist,’ and that that’s the kind of life I should expect being in the creative field,” he says. Now he uses all of his creative talents to package mindset skill training for others so they can spiral up and live with intention. 

Scott has a beautiful wife who teaches high school, four kids who don’t fight, and lives high up in the Rocky Mountains. 

More on nCOURAGE can be found at: nCOURAGE.LIFE
More on Scott’s films can be found at:

Creativity is a Muscle. Flip Valica. Mechanical Engineer. 36

September 28, 2016

Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and engineering manager for over 12 years, designing, testing, and building products from cradle to grave. He has worked for a broad range of companies – from mom-and-pop small businesses to some of the largest corporations in the US. His hands-on point of view resonates with other action-oriented small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Filip is also the founder of The Product Startup, a site that provides a step-by-step blueprint to aspiring product creators wanting to bring their ideas to market.  Through interviews with successful small business owners, inventors, and Shark Tank winners, he explores the intersection of his interests and experience: DIY Product Development.


Creativity: The Essence of Life - Marc Hurwitz, Entrepreneur, Neuroscientist, Author #35

September 21, 2016

Marc is co-founder and Chief Insight Officer of FliPskills. He holds a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, an MBA and Masters in Physics and Math, and combines that with many years of corporate, executive and entrepreneurial experience in diverse areas from Marketing to HR to Actuarial. He is on faculty at Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at the University of Waterloo. He has been recognized with numerous awards for teaching, academic achievement, speaking, professional training, acting and poetry.

Marc is known for being engaging, interesting, super insightful and not a woolly-headed academic!


Fast-Track Your Creativity with Elizabeth Johnston, Author, Professor, Podcaster - #34

September 19, 2016

In today's episode: Is it possible to fast-track your creativity? What if it were possible to get all the tools you need in just one day. What a difference a day could make in realizing your writing dreams? Learn more about Elizabeth Johnston's seminars in screenwriting and memoir.

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033 Angels and Your Creativity with Soul Success Mentor Jen Gilchrist

September 7, 2016

Jen Gilchrist – Soul Success Mentor + Speaker

An Entrepreneur for 17 years, and a Spiritual Mentor for 6 years, Jen Gilchrist has gone from Struggling Single Mom to a 6-figure Business Owner –making money doing what she loves and empowering others to do the same. Jen is the creator of the Blissful Bride Program and Enlightened Entrepreneur Program.   She supports  coaches, authors, messengers and speakers create more visibility and freedom of time, money and travel in their purpose driven business so they can make a big impact  in the the world. Jen is deeply inspired and passionate about empowering  others to be the leader in their life and business.

For a free gift from Jen Gilchrist to help you live a more blissful life, go to