Dec. 28, 2022

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 7

Wisdom in the Finale, Part 7

Episode 78. This is a compilation of Linda’s most recent guest's answers to her finale questions:

  • What’s the best piece of advice you received when you were younger?
  • A lie you wish you discovered sooner?
  • What’s the thing that makes you, you?
  • What is one change you’d like to see in the world & one action, even a baby step, that we can take right now so we can move toward that change? 

In order of appearance, you’ll  hear from:
 Dr. Rehnuma Karim (Episode 66)
Mark Dulaney (Episode  67)
Dr. Carla Fowler (Episode 69 & Episode 70)
Valerie Dimino (Episode  71)
Jonathan Goehring (Episode 72)
Tanya Cole-Lesnick (Episode 73)
Jackie Goddard (Episode 74)

If you haven’t already, go to to listen to their full episodes and find out how to contact them and follow them on social media .

What about you? How would you respond?

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Tanya Cole-Lesnick

Psychotherapist and Coach

Tanya Cole-Lesnick has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and coach since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University after group therapy changed her life. She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice, and wellness center settings. From those experiences over the years she has identified her most important focus—helping people to clear energetic clutter so they can focus on what matters most to them. She does this by helping clients to access and honor their truth, to change habits that don’t serve them, and to heal faulty narratives so that they are living in alignment inside and out. Her work revolves around a combination of intimate therapeutic groups and individual sessions, as the sharing of inner worlds and being human together in a safe space—collectively and individually—is an incredibly powerful combination that leads to lasting transformation.

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Jackie Goddard


I have spent 30 years working in the arts. I have been a High Street fashion designer and worked in the costume departments of the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre, and the West End. I’ve been an actor, producer and director for the London and Edinburgh fringe and have spent the last 20 years working with adults and children, teaching them how to act and use their voice effectively. I have produced theatre and made short films.

During the pandemic I took my classes online, working with groups of adults including some with learning disabilities.
I recorded and edited their Zoom 'performances' to produce short films to share.

I'm a strong believer that everyone should give improvisation a go for fun, but also to build confidence and communication skills, after all, we improvise every day, every time we open our mouths!
I've even run online improvisation sessions!

With my company, Power To Speak I use my acting experience and training to coach business leaders, solopreneurs and professional speakers so that they can use their voice and their story to show up confidently for their audience, customers and clients.

In September 2020 I started a podcast. Originally called Atticus Arts Creative Conversations, I talk to business owners, entrepreneurs and authors about what creativity means to them and how they use it in their life and work. It has been a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from some inspiring individuals. I've changed its name to Power To Speak, The Podcast but the theme of creativity remains at its heart.

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Valerie Dimino


Valerie Dimino is the coauthor of the memoir The Man Behind the Curtain, her debut book. She has been passionate about writing since kindergarten, when she wrote and illustrated her first short story in marker. Holding bachelor’s and master’s degrees in creative writing from SUNY Brockport, she has 14 years of professional writing, editing, and marketing experience in the fields of higher education, performing arts, and medical informatics. She lives in Lakeville, New York, with her partner, Rich. She blogs and shares more of her writing life at Connect with her on Instagram and Twitter at @valeriedimino.

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Jonathan Goehring

Jon Goehring is a voiceover artist and audio producer specializing in creating radio commercials and imaging, narrating audiobooks, and bringing brands to life through sound.

Jon is a Rochester native and a proud graduate of the mighty Greece Athena, and completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Brockport. He then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Media Management at The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Jon is an avid sports fan, tennis player, outdoor enthusiast, and husband. He is passionate about his work and feels fortunate that he gets to do what he loves every day!

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Carla Fowler

Dr. Carla Fowler is an MD PhD and elite executive coach. For the last decade, she has been a secret weapon for scores of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and other senior leaders. Carla’s unique approach combines the latest research from performance science with timeless best practices to help top performers level up and achieve their goals.

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Rehnuma Karim

Dr. Rehnuma Karim

Dr. Karim grew up in Bangladesh and majored in Economics but decided to change her track when she came to pursue her Ph.D in the field of Environment and Leisure Studies at Penn State.
She was a full time faculty at SUNY Brockport but after 2015 she became an adjunct faculty and started her own Non profit Heroes for All both in NY and in Bangladesh.
She is also the Co-host at Limitless Leadership Lounge Podcast. Working on a book with Coach Jim Johnson and a Leadership Coach.



The Health Millionaire

I spent 30 years studying the world's most successful people and learned everything they did to be successful. The problem was, I could never get myself to apply what I learned, except with my health and fitness and managing my finances.

I sucked at business, marketing and making money and relationships (all kinds of them).

As a result of decades of struggle, I finally realized my giftedness was in helping others take better care of their bodies and their health.

Today, I help people become "Healthier, Fitter and Sexier!"