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145 Colleen Mullen | Trial by Fire

By Harry Duran

After answering an ad from a radio producer in Houston, Texas that was looking for an idea for a radio show, Colleen Mullen received a phone call saying that she had been chosen as the lucky person to launch a podcast - in less than a month! With no prior broadcasting experience, she jumped in two feet first into the podcasting ring and created the Coaching Through Chaos podcast where she interviews authors and experts in the field of psychology to help them navigate through the chaos in their lives. Colleen is also the co-host of another podcast called Shrink to Shrink and she runs a private practice as a relationship therapist in San Diego, California where she specializes in high conflict couples. 05:21 - Colleen’s relationship with technology 05:52 - How she started podcasting 09:34 - Hurricanes, earthquakes, aftershocks, and tremors 14:03 - Fulfilling her commitment to launch Coaching Through Chaos 15:24 - The response she’s received on her podcast and the connections she’s made 17:07 - Her second podcast, Shrink to Shrink 18:09 - What she has gotten out of going to podcasting conferences 21:33 - Podcast Movement and being completely present in conversations 23:54 - Colleen shares an exciting story from Podcast Movement 26:41 - Building lasting connections and treating your guests like gold 28:29 - Using her podcast as a way to leverage and enhance her business 32:06 - If social media is bringing us closer together or further apart 34:12 - The younger generation’s erosion of social skills 35:15 - How constant communication through texting is bad for couples 36:58 - If experiences with clients and guests on her show merge with one another 38:26 - Using podcasts to establish yourself as a thought leader 40:33 - The creative way she brands her podcast in her waiting room 43:25 - Her time growing up in New York 46:20 - Reminiscing about old New York clubs and NYC living 49:36 - Visiting museums when she’s in big cities 50:06 - One of her memorable museum experiences 51:39 - Our experience with contemporary art installations 54:03 - Her story about the powerful ‘The Lost Boys’ painting by Kerry James Marshall 57:50 - The first time I saw Rembrandt’s Night Watch painting 58:59 - What she’s changed her mind about recently 01:01:08 - The one most misunderstood thing about her Full Show Notes: http://podcastjunkies.com/colleen-mullen-interview

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