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No Barriers empowers people to break through barriers, find their inner purpose and contribute their best to the world. The No Barriers Podcast is an exploration of the gritty reality of the struggles we all face, with the detailed stories of those that have persevered to find amazing outcomes on the other side. The No Barriers Podcast is a production of No Barriers USA, a not-for profit corporation as designated under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax-deductible.To learn more about No Barriers, visit nobarriersusa.org and find out how you can get involved in our programs.

Latest Episodes

Caregiving for Veterans with Melissa Comeau

Our second installment of our Caregiving Series features the Director of the American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, Melissa Comeau. Erik and Jeff speak with Melissa about how her personal experience influenced her to pursue a career in helping Veterans cope and thrive in life after combat.

40 min6 d ago
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Caregiving for Veterans with Melissa Comeau

Youth Caregivers with Connie Siskowski

Kicking off our newest series featuring Caregivers we speak with Connie Siskowski, President & Founder of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY). Connie speaks with Dave and Erik about the hidden population of caregivers in our society: children. Her organization provides programming to offer support to this often-overlooked population - providing them respite and resources. Connie’s work illuminates what hardships are most pressing for youth caregivers and how, as a society, we can hopefully implement policies and secure funding to address these inequities.

29 min1 w ago
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Youth Caregivers with Connie Siskowski

Serendipity with Jill Wheatley

Erik and Jeff speak with adventurer and runner, Jill Wheatley. She joins us from her current home in Nepal but when not in lockdown Jill travels extensively skiing, climbing, and running mountains all around the globe. But only 6 years ago she was trapped in a series of hospitals after a devastating injury. Listen to her story to hear how she used the power of the mountains to find transcendence.

43 min2 w ago
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Serendipity with Jill Wheatley

Design Thinking with Lisa Yokana

For our final installment of our Education Series, Dave and Erik speak with Lisa Yokana. Lisa is the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) coordinator at Scarsdale High School and oversees an innovative program that focuses on "Design Thinking." Listen to hear more about her hands-on approach that encourages students to approach real-world problems with a No Barriers mindset.

31 min3 w ago
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Design Thinking with Lisa Yokana

Innovating with Michael O'Toole

Part two of our Educator Series features Environmentalist, Explorer & Educator, Mike O'Toole. Dave and Erik speak with Mike about his career in the classroom encouraging students to innovate and look for solutions to problems in our world.

36 minSEP 23
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Innovating with Michael O'Toole

Providing Guidance with Dr. Michael Kuchar

As part of our new mini-series highlighting Educators, our hosts speak with Superintendent, Dr. Michael Kuchar, about his approach to education - especially in light of COVID-19.

36 minSEP 16
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Providing Guidance with Dr. Michael Kuchar

Mindset Mastery with Christian Leeby

Hosts, Erik and Dave, interview Expert Yoga Therapist and mindset guru, Christian Leeby. Christian speaks to his own experiences, disillusionment, and ultimately, his reunification with yoga. He offers his tips on mastering the mind and other insights for how to handle the struggles inherent to life, and especially in the time of COVID. This episode wraps our Alchemy Series, generously sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential.

38 minSEP 2
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Mindset Mastery with Christian Leeby

Beyond the Kitchen with Blind Chef, Christine Ha

Continuing our Alchemy Series (sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential), we speak with world-renowned Chef, Christine Ha, who happens to be blind. Jeff and Erik listen as Christine talks about her artistry, her passion for cooking, and her journey to become the high-level Chef she is today.

41 minAUG 26
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Beyond the Kitchen with Blind Chef, Christine Ha

Business in the Time of COVID with Greg Brenneman

As part of our Alchemy series sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential, our hosts Dave and Erik, chat with business leader, Executive Chairman of CCMP, Greg Brenneman.

33 minAUG 19
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Business in the Time of COVID with Greg Brenneman

Caring for Caregivers with Heather Zoccali

Our No Barriers hosts, Erik and Dave, and catch up with Heather Zoccali as part of our sponsored Alchemy Series. Heather has long been a leader in our No Barriers community. She heads our Caregivers Program: a curriculum-based program of transformative workshops, retreats and expeditions designed to improve the lives of family caregivers. And Heather knows firsthand the stress and isolation that comes with being a caregiver. She was thrust into the role as a child and then again experienced tragedy in her adult life when her son, Connor, was in a vehicle-pedestrian accident that led to a Spinal Cord injury that put him in a wheelchair. But Heather is the ultimate Alchemist. Her attitude and mindset have helped her not to only be strong in the face of adversity but to turn her pain into action that benefits those around her.

38 minAUG 5
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Caring for Caregivers with Heather Zoccali

Latest Episodes

Caregiving for Veterans with Melissa Comeau

Our second installment of our Caregiving Series features the Director of the American Red Cross Military and Veteran Caregiver Network, Melissa Comeau. Erik and Jeff speak with Melissa about how her personal experience influenced her to pursue a career in helping Veterans cope and thrive in life after combat.

40 min6 d ago
Comments
Caregiving for Veterans with Melissa Comeau

Youth Caregivers with Connie Siskowski

Kicking off our newest series featuring Caregivers we speak with Connie Siskowski, President & Founder of the American Association of Caregiving Youth (AACY). Connie speaks with Dave and Erik about the hidden population of caregivers in our society: children. Her organization provides programming to offer support to this often-overlooked population - providing them respite and resources. Connie’s work illuminates what hardships are most pressing for youth caregivers and how, as a society, we can hopefully implement policies and secure funding to address these inequities.

29 min1 w ago
Comments
Youth Caregivers with Connie Siskowski

Serendipity with Jill Wheatley

Erik and Jeff speak with adventurer and runner, Jill Wheatley. She joins us from her current home in Nepal but when not in lockdown Jill travels extensively skiing, climbing, and running mountains all around the globe. But only 6 years ago she was trapped in a series of hospitals after a devastating injury. Listen to her story to hear how she used the power of the mountains to find transcendence.

43 min2 w ago
Comments
Serendipity with Jill Wheatley

Design Thinking with Lisa Yokana

For our final installment of our Education Series, Dave and Erik speak with Lisa Yokana. Lisa is the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) coordinator at Scarsdale High School and oversees an innovative program that focuses on "Design Thinking." Listen to hear more about her hands-on approach that encourages students to approach real-world problems with a No Barriers mindset.

31 min3 w ago
Comments
Design Thinking with Lisa Yokana

Innovating with Michael O'Toole

Part two of our Educator Series features Environmentalist, Explorer & Educator, Mike O'Toole. Dave and Erik speak with Mike about his career in the classroom encouraging students to innovate and look for solutions to problems in our world.

36 minSEP 23
Comments
Innovating with Michael O'Toole

Providing Guidance with Dr. Michael Kuchar

As part of our new mini-series highlighting Educators, our hosts speak with Superintendent, Dr. Michael Kuchar, about his approach to education - especially in light of COVID-19.

36 minSEP 16
Comments
Providing Guidance with Dr. Michael Kuchar

Mindset Mastery with Christian Leeby

Hosts, Erik and Dave, interview Expert Yoga Therapist and mindset guru, Christian Leeby. Christian speaks to his own experiences, disillusionment, and ultimately, his reunification with yoga. He offers his tips on mastering the mind and other insights for how to handle the struggles inherent to life, and especially in the time of COVID. This episode wraps our Alchemy Series, generously sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential.

38 minSEP 2
Comments
Mindset Mastery with Christian Leeby

Beyond the Kitchen with Blind Chef, Christine Ha

Continuing our Alchemy Series (sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential), we speak with world-renowned Chef, Christine Ha, who happens to be blind. Jeff and Erik listen as Christine talks about her artistry, her passion for cooking, and her journey to become the high-level Chef she is today.

41 minAUG 26
Comments
Beyond the Kitchen with Blind Chef, Christine Ha

Business in the Time of COVID with Greg Brenneman

As part of our Alchemy series sponsored by Wells Fargo and Prudential, our hosts Dave and Erik, chat with business leader, Executive Chairman of CCMP, Greg Brenneman.

33 minAUG 19
Comments
Business in the Time of COVID with Greg Brenneman

Caring for Caregivers with Heather Zoccali

Our No Barriers hosts, Erik and Dave, and catch up with Heather Zoccali as part of our sponsored Alchemy Series. Heather has long been a leader in our No Barriers community. She heads our Caregivers Program: a curriculum-based program of transformative workshops, retreats and expeditions designed to improve the lives of family caregivers. And Heather knows firsthand the stress and isolation that comes with being a caregiver. She was thrust into the role as a child and then again experienced tragedy in her adult life when her son, Connor, was in a vehicle-pedestrian accident that led to a Spinal Cord injury that put him in a wheelchair. But Heather is the ultimate Alchemist. Her attitude and mindset have helped her not to only be strong in the face of adversity but to turn her pain into action that benefits those around her.

38 minAUG 5
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Caring for Caregivers with Heather Zoccali
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