About Ryan Wakefield

Ryan is Chief Editor at Every Day, Getting Better. Ryan has been a basketball coach for over 20 years. Having coached at both the high school and middle school levels, Ryan felt it was time to pass on the stories and quotes that he has used to help motivate his teams. Ryan also contributes to the leadership development programs for the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

EDGB Podcast – 9 – Self Care with Najwa Zebian

By |2021-11-18T14:27:55-07:00November 18th, 2021|Podcast|

Episode Link Show Notes Every Day, Getting Better Podcast - Episode 9 Self Care with Najwa Zebian Najwa Zebian is the author of Welcome Home, A Guide for Building a Home for Your Soul.  This is Najwa's fourth book, and while her others primarily focused on her [...]

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EDGB Podcast – 8 – Happy, Not Perfect with Poppy Jamie

By |2021-11-18T14:14:11-07:00September 30th, 2021|Podcast|

Episode Link Show Notes Every Day, Getting Better Podcast - Episode 8 Happy, Not Perfect with Poppy Jamie Poppy is a proven entrepreneur, author and a rising star in the mental health and mindfulness space.  Today, Poppy joins me to explore the pages of her book, [...]

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Helping Youth in Challenging Times with Dr. Scott Poland

By |2021-09-28T12:32:05-06:00September 28th, 2021|Video|

Dr. Scott Poland is a Professor at the College of Psychology and is Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Poland is a licensed psychologist internationally recognized as an expert on youth suicide, self-injury, school violence, school safety, threat assessment and [...]

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EDGB Podcast – Season 2, Episode 1 – Gratitude with Gina Hamadey

By |2021-04-29T17:26:42-06:00April 29th, 2021|Library, Podcast|

Show Notes: Every Day, Getting Better Podcast - Season 2, Episode 1 Gratitude with Gina Hamadey Gratitude with Gina Hamadey - Gina is the author of the book, "I want to thank you".  Gina and Ryan talk about the book and explore ways that we all can show [...]

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Coming soon: I want to thank you

By |2021-04-29T09:11:49-06:00April 29th, 2021|Library|

Later today we will record the first episode of the second season of the EDGB Pod, and we are starting with author Gina Hamadey.  Gina's new book, "I Want to Thank You," was released on April 13, 2021 and has been an amazing read so far.  I want [...]

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Anxiety and Social Media

By |2021-01-23T10:13:55-07:00January 23rd, 2021|Stories|

This video is a few years old, but the message is just as applicable today as both political tensions and COVID have anxiety at increased levels.  In what many view as an escape, they dive into their devices, engage in social media, and try to artificially find happiness.  Instead [...]

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What started with a worm farm…

By |2020-12-26T12:50:35-07:00December 26th, 2020|Stories|

We are nurtured to have heroes, and we all choose our heroes for the qualities that they have that speak to us directly.  Our heroes to us often fit the narrative that we want them to fit and like us, our heroes are flawed, and that's ok.  Because from [...]

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That reason to get started

By |2020-12-15T10:13:25-07:00December 15th, 2020|Video|

We all need that reason to get started.  DocMorris.de put together this great 2-minute ad to remind us of that why.  To remind us that what starts out as hard, quickly becomes routine and then a habit.  Created for their #Herzensangelegenheit campaign (translated to "Affair of the Heart"), the [...]

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Win the Moment: Mental Skills for Uncertain Times – Betsy Butterick

By |2020-05-21T10:20:26-06:00May 21st, 2020|Video|

"We know that how we think about situations largely determines our experience of them." - Betsy Butterick I had the privilege of watching this panel live and the whole time, I was optimistic that I would be able to share it with our EDGB community.  As coaches, we [...]

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Gerry Andros on career loss and resilience

By |2020-05-07T09:55:12-06:00May 7th, 2020|Stories, Video|

Jim Zasowski and Z1 CarrerZone sponsored Gerry Andros to speak on career change and dealing with upheaval in the workforce.  Z1 CareerZone as part of its Career Recovery Sponsorship Program is providing an industry expert webinar series. Gerry Andros is a Commercial Vice President at Bio-Techne Corporation.  Gerry is [...]

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