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The vision of the ShadowBoxing podcast is to create a series of intimate, long-form conversations with industry experts, thought leaders, athletes, and innovators about what they’re fighting for and what they’re fighting with. The goal is humble: to show up completely, explore change, and its downstream partner in crime – growth.

A second (but no less important) purpose of the podcast is to have fun. Yes, we will touch on serious topics from time to time, but you can expect a healthy dose of humor to pervade the conversation. Mixing business with pleasure is the name of the game here.

Disclaimer: Please note that Shadowboxing podcast is distinct from Dr. Bertram and Sarkis’ “day” jobs, including any organizational affiliations, teaching, lecturing, consulting, coaching or therapy. The information provided in this show is not medical or psychological advice. Shadowboxing, its employees, guests and affiliates assume no liability for the application of the information discussed.

A Collaboration of Leading Minds

Meet Your Hosts

Dr. Sarah Sarkis, M.A., Psy.D.

Home base: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

By day, I am a licensed psychologist and certified executive coach. Occasionally, you’ll also find me moonlighting as a writer and, now, as a podcaster! I’ve spent 20-plus years in the trenches, exploring every corner of the human psyche. My passion and focus these days is working with CEO’s, athletes, professional coaches, and other executives striving to achieve moonshot dreams. In a nutshell, I consider myself a human performance hybrid: part shrink, part coach, part jedi of the unconscious.

Dr. Chris Bertram, PhD

Home base: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

For 25 years, I have straddled the line between the academic and the applied worlds. As an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, my academic interests orbit around the concept of stress-resistant learning. I’m obsessed with what learning looks like inside the brain and body, how we can optimize the pre-conditions for it, and how we can organize learning environments such that the skills we are seeking to learn show up when the stakes are high. Out in the applied world, I work as the Senior Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS where I get to help some of the world’s top athletes and corporations in their quest to achieve sustainable high performance.

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All The Episodes

Episode 1: Meet Chris & Sarah - Welcome to Our Living Breathing Experiment

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Episode 2: Dr. Michael Gervais - The Pioneer

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Episode 3: Dr. Todd Kashdan- The Power of Disobedience

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Episode 4: Gabby Reece - The Rebel's Guide to The Long Game

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Episode 5: Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman - The Way of the Peaceful Disruptor

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Episode 6: Dr. Russ Kennedy - Pain Is The Portal In

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Episode 7: Steven Kotler - The Punk Rock Poet

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