Ep. 009 – Chris Killian



Chris Killian, Actor, Comedian, and Host of the Daily Distraction on ComicBook.com

If your brief stint as a professional wrestler was stalled by being 5’ 8’’, would you consider a career as a stand-up comic? In this episode we speak to Chris, a multi-faceted performer with a fascinating story. Listen as Chris tells us about facing the proverbial fork in the road when he had to decide to make the leap to being a professional comedian, his drive and singular focus once he made the decision, learning his craft by observing what the best comedians were doing on stage, and not taking “no” as an answer.

Learn more about Chris: Instagram

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Ep. 008 – Logan Mize



Logan Mize, Country Music Recording Artist

If you had been rejected five times by everyone in the music industry, would you reach out for a sixth time? In this episode we talk with Logan Mize, a successful recording and touring artist. Logan’s story takes us from his arrival in Nashville with his truck and $60 in his pocket, to facing rejection before landing a deal with a major label, and finally finding success on his own terms. Logan’s episode is packed full of life advice for everyone pursuing their own goals. 

Learn more about Logan:  Instagram


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep007 – Genevieve Custer Weeks



Genevieve Custer Weeks, Former Professional Ballet Dancer, Founder & CEO Tutu School Franchise

Do you choose to go all in on something even if it might not work out, or do you play it safe? In this episode we have a conversation with Genevieve, a former professional ballet dancer and now Founder and CEO of a franchise of (to date) 45 boutique ballet schools. Listen to Genevieve’s story to learn about her path to having a career as a dancer, in what ways she felt prepared to be an entrepreneur, and what she has had to learn about being a leader.

Learn more about Genevieve: Tutu School Instagram | Twitter | Personal Instagram


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 006 – Brandon Payne (TPD Developing High Performers Series)



Brandon Payne, Founder of Accelerate Basketball, NBA Player Development Specialist, and Personal Development Coach for Stephen Curry

Can you look in the mirror and acknowledge what you don’t do well? In this episode we hear from Brandon Payne, founder of Accelerate Basketball, whose roster includes over $900 million dollars worth of player salaries. Be inspired by his story and approach to high performance development as he tells us about his goal of bridging the talent gap in professional sports, the power of philosophy and aiming for systematic daily improvement, and how Stephen Curry’s meteoric rise cemented the effectiveness of his approach.

Learn more about Brandon: Instagram

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The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 005 – Katie Cole



Katie Cole, Singer-Songwriter, Recording Artist, & Touring Artist for The Smashing Pumpkins

After moving across the globe to the US from Australia, would you say “yes” when your producer says Billy Corgan wants you to play bass for the upcoming Smashing Pumpkins tour? In this episode, we hear the story of Katie Cole who arrived in Nashville via Australia, with a detour in Los Angeles. Katie’s story is full of inspiration for anyone on their own path — recognizing the fear in your gut for what it is, kicking open a window when a door closes, and what it’s like to take the stage in front of an audience of nearly 100,000.

Learn more about Katie: Instagram 


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 004 – Matt Palazzolo



Matt Palazzolo, Golf & Body NYC Performance & Movement Specialist

Do you set goals to have something to strive for or because you need to accomplish something?  In this episode we speak with Matt, a performance and movement specialist at Golf & Body NYC who was named one of this year’s 50 Best Golf-Fitness Trainers in America by Golf Digest. Matt’s story about his path to this point in his career highlights the role of autonomy and motivation, how much time he’s spent researching his craft, and other strategies he uses…and how he defines success.

Learn more about Matt: Instagram


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 003 – Rondal Richardson



Rondal Richardson, Entertainment Philanthropist

Who would you jump out of an airplane with? In this episode, we hear the story of Rondal Richardson, who has spent a lifetime in the music industry and philanthropy, working for household names such as Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd, and Vince Gill to name a few. Listen to Rondal share how he defines the path distilled and what role it has played in his journey, how jumping into the pool at age 6 when he didn’t know how to swim serves as a possible theme for his life, and what he has written on a post-it on his wall that serves as his motto during the challenging time we’re all facing with COVID-19. 

Learn more about Rondal and his foundation: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee | Instagram 

 


The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 002 – Inga Stasiulionyte



Inga Stasiulionyte, Olympian & Founders Coach

What would you do if you got pulled out of math class and a man you never met before — turns out was a national team coach — said you were going to be a javelin thrower? Inga is a former NCAA Division I Track & Field athlete and Olympian representing Lithuania in the 2008 Games in Beijing. She leads a startup called Ofounders.com that specializes in mind coaching helping startup founders, teams, and professional athletes achieve superior results by using Olympic-standard mindset development techniques, is a Performance Coach for Valor Performance, and heads the MIT Sports Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Inga’s episode is packed full of useful takeaways from her journey, including the mental shift that propelled her to a world record, what it was like to have to compete in a duel for the last spot on her Olympic team, and how she defines high performance.

Learn more about Inga:  Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram  

 


The Path Distilled Podcast – About The Podcast Episode



Hosts Drs. Kevin Harris and Lauren S. Tashman

In this introductory episode, the cohosts Dr. Kevin Harris, an award-winning cognitive scientist and recognized global authority on expertise, and Dr. Lauren S. Tashman, a performance coach based in NYC, provide an overview and background of The Path Distilled podcast. The episode includes how the cohosts met, why they created the show, and the types of guests to look forward to. They also discuss a few key features of the show and what they hope listeners get out of hearing the stories of their guests.

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The Path Distilled Podcast, Ep 001 – Kevin Rapillo



Kevin Rapillo, Musical Director and Drummer for Rodney Atkins; Cohost of “Trey & Kevin Change the World” Podcast

How would you react if you were just about to make it in the music industry at 25, but the door suddenly slammed shut? Kevin is musical director and drummer for country music star Rodney Atkins. In Kevin’s episode he highlights some fascinating aspects of the path towards becoming a musician, but that provide useful insight for anyone pursuing success. Listen to his episode to hear him talk about the rude awakening he experienced when he got to the Berklee College of Music, his fork in the road moment, and how he’s learned to ride the waves throughout his career, including their first #1 hit.

Learn more about Kevin or listen to his podcast on Apple Podcasts: Instagram