Musician and Entrepreneur Bennett Sullivan

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Bennett Sullivan


 A Shout Out to Bennett Sullivan

from The Coaching Through Chaos Podcast

Here at the Coaching Through Chaos Podcast, we are really thrilled to give a shout out to Bennett Sullivan on his budding success. If you’ve been listening all the way to the end of our episodes, you’ll have heard me say, “I want to thank Bennett Sullivan Music for my theme music”. Bennett took an idea we had for theme music and made it come to life for us. For those that don’t know, Bennett is an up-and-coming professional banjo player. He has been teaching banjo and creating apps for those wanting to learn how to play (banjo & guitar) for several years.  The apps are called Listen & Learn and you can find them here. On stage, he’s been playing professionally with bands and in shows since he was a teenager.  He recently played banjo  on stage with Elle King for her performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Currently, he is a part of the cast of the Steve Martin & Edie Brickell play “Bright Star”. 

From the Bright Star website:

“Directed by Tony® winner Walter Bobbie, this wholly original new musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ‘40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Inspired by a real event, BRIGHT STAR is a rare and uplifting story about embracing the truth of who we are, even when it’s not what we envisioned.”

I had an opportunity to see Bright Star when it debut in its initial run here in San Diego. Bright Star opens on Broadway this month. In addition to this, Bennett has started a video series interviewing musicians for his membership site  In addition to the paid membership, Bennett offers so much great free information on the site too! Here’s the first video to give you a taste of what you’ll find. Bennett is interviewing Steve Martin – they even play a bit together! Check out for more information about what he has to offer. Way to go Bennett!! Keep up the great work!!

 Bennett Sullivan Interviews Steve Martin


Pocket Lick Banjo

Pocket Lick Guitar

Listen & Learn Banjo

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Crushing ADHD with CrusherTV

Alan Brown

~ founder and host of Crusher™TV and the award winning ADD Crusher video series.

What is CrusherTV?

Crusher™TV is a weekly online TV hosted by "Mess to Success" entrepreneur and productivity coach Alan Brown.  He and his A-List guests deliver life-changing solutions to a members-only audience. This show is meant to help the "crazy-busy" people - and who isn't crazy busy these days?!?

Each week  Alan and his guest experts share brain hacks and other simple solutions to turbocharge your productivity and quality-of-life: Crush procrastination. Get more stuff done. Have more free time. Just to name a few.
But it's more than just the TV show that makes you more productive. Crusher™TV members enjoy loads of other here for more info

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Alan teaches people how to quiet their mind AND power it up!

In this episode

Alan shares:

  • His “Mess to Success” story.
  • The story of how getting a diagnosis of ADD when he was 35 years old changed his life for the better.
  •  3 brain hacks you can use right now in order to crush ADHD and become more productive.
  •  Tells us about how he became the ADD Crusher.
  •  2 common themes in the lives of people who have trouble focusing.
  •  Why people get stifled around productivity and focus.
  •  The benefits of becoming a member of Crusher TV (its more than just a TV show!)
  •  Who can benefit from the ADD Crusher video series.


Twitter: @RealCrusherTV

To find Alan Brown and CrusherTV just go to

For the ADD Crusher video series, check out

For FREE videos and Previews of Crusher TV episodes, including one with yours truly (episode 11) check out the ADD Crusher You Tube Channel

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In this Quadcast Podcast spectacular, @DrColleenMullen joins @QuadFatherMFT again for episode #112 where they talk about Inside Out...



How accurately does this move capture the emotional interplay within our minds. The discussion touches on what can happen to us if we are not aware of our feelings and if we don’t share our deeper feelings with the people in our lives. How to improve our day to day life by being aware of and honoring our own emotional experience and process.

If you want to enjoy more of the Quadfather, head over to his facebook page where you can hear more quadcasts...

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The Men’s Story Project: Building Strength, Creating Peace

Jocelyn Lehrer, ScD

~  Founder/Director of the Men’s Story Project, Senior Research Associate at the University of California-San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

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The Why...

The Men’s Story Project originated in 2008 to help community groups create live story-sharing events, educational films, and other mass media wherein men publicly examine social ideas about manhood through the lens of their own life experience. This came about due to our society’s focus on rigid ideas of what a man should be. They found in their research that rigid/dominant views about masculinity are linked in men with problems including homophobia, transphobia, rape-supportive attitudes, sexual and physical violence against women, violence against other men, bullying, behaviors that increase risk for HIV (e.g., condom non-use), higher rates of sexually transmitted infections, substance abuse, and risky driving”. What the Men’s Story Project does is create a forum for bringing men together to tell stories from their lives of what the male experience truly is – it allows a forum for diversity in norms. It allows for the idea of what it is to “be a man” or masculine to be a reflection of real life, shattering some of the rigid ideas if masculinity which force people into “one size fits all” boxes that clearly do not fit all. The Men’s Story Project cites that, “It is increasingly recognized in the public health and social justice fields that working to shift gender norms in support of healthy masculinities is a productive and needed approach to improving health and well-being for all people”.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The origin of the Men’s Story Project.
  • The response to the productions.
  • How many events have taken place.
  • Growth of the project.
  • How a Men’s Story Project comes to life.
  • What the research shows as the benefits for those participating in the project and those attending the shows.
  • The workshops available through the Men’s Story Project.
  • What types of groups host Men’s Story Projects.
  • How someone can start a Men’s Story Project in their community.

Where to find The Men's Story Project


YouTube Channel:
Phone:    (415) 217-9875

Videos from The Men's Story Project

Trailer for The Men's Story Project: Building Strength, Creating Peace (California, 2009) - Trailer for first MSP film, highlighting stories of 16 Bay Area presenters
"Man-to-Man Talk" Leroy Franklin Moore - Spoken word piece on intersections of being black, disabled, sexual and beautiful
“Finding the Gift in the Wound"- Aqeela Sherrills - A well-known activist speaks on topics including facilitating the 1992 Crips-Bloods truce in Watts, forgiving the man who murdered his son, and experiencing sexual abuse in childhood.
"Girls' Night OutSpoken word piece by Yosimar Reyes on being Mexican immigrant, gay, proud and fabulous.
"A Vegetarian No More" - On having witnessed domestic violence as a child and subsequently serving as defense attorney for Deborah Peagler, who was incarcerated for 27 years for contributing to the death of her abuser. Peagler's story is the subject of the award-winning documentary, Crime After Crime, acquired by the Oprah Winfrey Network.
"The Violence of Masculinity" Version 2 - Galen Peterson - On the journey of reflection and change after perpetration of violence against other men, his girlfriend and himself
"Menace to Society" - Fahamu Pecou. On feeling subject to and then rising beyond low societal expectations for black men (starts at 28:00; Emory University production)
"Leviticus" - Terry Taplin - Spoken word piece challenging homophobia in the black community
"Cousins are Cool"  - Mack Dennis - Spoken word piece from a former member of the Black Panthers on unlearning homophobia in adulthood "Propaganda" - L. Abdul Kenyatta - Challenging stereotypical notions of black masculinity (Featured in today's Podcast Episode)
Trailer for The Men’s Story Project: Out Loud! (Chile 2013) Trailer for Chilean MSP film, sponsored by Amnesty International
"The Truth Will Set Us Free" (subtitled) - A man from rural Chile discusses having become a celibate missionary so as to "heal himself" from being gay, and finally accepting himself, leaving his missionary post, and coming out to family
"Man Up -Drain the Main Vein"- A lighter piece on men's posturing and projections of toughness
"Masculinity in my Own Words" - A young man discusses telling his parents that he is gay and HIV-positive, and finding his own strength and path.


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