I’m proud to announce the launch of my podcast, TalkAbout, a weekly audio series featuring professionals talking about what they do and how they do it. I hope TalkAbout will be helpful to young people trying to decide on a career path, and interesting to anyone curious about what people do for a living.
Either way, I encourage you to give me feedback on the show. If you have suggestions on how I can improve the show or ideas for subjects you’d like to hear talked about, use the form on my Contact page.
Episode 1: Brett Newcomb, L.P.C.
My guest on episode 1 is Brett Newcomb, a Licensed Professional Counselor. When he was working in his chosen profession as a high school teacher, students would often come to him for advice. Through providing this informal counseling, he realized how important it was to be able to give the right answers to the questions these young people were asking. It inspired and motivated him pursue a degree in therapy.
“I didn’t want to make mistakes when people’s lives were at stake.”
He eventually established a counseling practice leaving the profession of high school teacher, and eventually joined the faculty of Webster University teaching other people how to be professional counselors. He recently entered semi-retirement and now focuses on public speaking engagements and producing podcasts.
The interview shifts gears to talk about how he and I met working with Dr. Kathy Maupin on her weekly podcast, The BioBalance Healthcast. It wraps up with a brief discussion of my attention deficit disorder.
The music track for TalkAbout was composed and is provide by Patrick “The Maestro” Hanson.