The Nathan Seaward Show

Do you want to create an extraordinary life? A life that is beyond the ordinary? Join me every week as I dive into all the elements of creating an extraordinary life. From creating a business and mission that pull you forward, to deepening your connections, inner peace and sense of adventure, you’ll find it all here on the show.
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Aug 29, 2019

This week on the show, Bay LeBlanc Quiney joins me to talk about her family history, why she became a police officer and why she didn't continue, building relationship and suspending disbelief.

I also shared how tough these couple of days but have felt the support from people around me. I also talked about how we can have an extraordinary life but can still feel not being good enough.

Bay and I discuss:

  • Finding out her family history and how it impacts her
  • Fascination and understanding of where you co me from
  • How her experience with moving when she was young had an impact on her playing safe and looking for stability
  • The reasons why she became a police officer
  • How events during her childhood influenced her to become a police officer
  • Reasons why she did not stay as a police officer
  • How her experience being a police officer in a short period of time changed her perspectives
  • Realising that as a coach, she is doing the same work as a police officer but difference is that the clients she serve as a coach do want change and help
  • How children relate to police officers
  • Bay's relationship with her family
  • Sometimes, the best way to be in family is to be away or have some space away from family.
  • Creating a relationship with her father who she did not grow up with
  • Value of creating space, finding yourself and finding your own truth and then rebuilding relationships slowly and intentionally
  • Having that belief that it is her job to make people happy
  • What's her company called Wonderland
  • To dream bigger and start creating
  • Magic is when somebody step into owning their leadership

More about Bay

Bay’s brand of executive leadership coaching combines radical honesty and leadership acumen with a hefty dash of magic and possibility. Her company, Wonderland & Company, supports high-achieving driven leaders to create the impossible, and enjoy the ride, all at the same time.

A firm believer in “why not”, Bay’s own background includes professional dance and theatre training, an MBA in service management, and working as an RCMP officer, to name just a few of her adventures. She’s writing a book about being driven, because she knows firsthand what life is like for people who feel like life is never enough to meet their unquenchable desire.

Bay lives in beautiful Victoria, with her brilliant husband and business partner, Adam, and their matching cat and dog, Hermes and Grimby.

Aug 16, 2019

This week on the show, Ruby Fremon joins me to talk conscious vs unconscious leadership, leadership as an inner-game, and visibility vs. being seen.

I also shared my experiences during our Machu Picchu, Peru adventure. The highlights of this adventure are always being away from technology, getting out of your normal life, and just being with people in a beautiful location enjoying nature and spending time with each other.

Ruby and I discuss:

  • Ruby's No Bullshit approach of just cutting right to the chase and diving into what the actual issue and how this approach helped her into her transformation
  • Distraction of clarity is one of the common issues people tend to sway away from the root problem
  • Being more devoted to your inner work than to your service because the more we can serve ourselves, the greater we can serve others
  • Seeing leaders plateauing and how they start to feel stagnant and how she is there to support these conscious leaders
  • The higher you rise in your leadership, the louder your fears become and new limitations, edges, patterns start to come out
  • You need to confront your limitations, edges, patterns in order for you to continue rising
  • Being vulnerable/ being real creates the connection
  • What separates conscious leaders from the rest
  • Everything we experienced helps to refine us and bring us closer to who we are and to our truth.
  • On her journey on finding her own voice and sharing her story
  • Having the courage to show yourself of who you are
  • It's not about trying to create your voice but it's actually uncovering your voice.
  • The more focused Ruby on her work, the better her relationship with her family has gotten.
  • Focus on controlling what's controllable.
  • To create a healthy boundaries, you need to get clear with your needs and create the boundary around that need
  • Your greatest contribution to humanity is working on yourself.
  • Expressing yourself in alignment of who you are
  • On creating her own business
  • Conscious leaders understand that connection and collaboration are what's going to break down division and competition.

More about Ruby

Ruby Fremon is and activation expert, coach and a mentor for purpose-driven leaders.

Ruby’s mission is to give the world a voice. As a Top Breakthrough Coach and Activation Expert for purpose-driven leaders who are ready to bring their big missions into the spotlight, her no-bullshit approach ignites true transformation, while flipping fear into actualised ambition and doubt into absolute confidence.

Ruby works with leaders, from artists to entrepreneurs, who are ready to activate their voice, unleash their missions, and gain the conviction to lead their purpose. Having worked with hundreds of clients, she is a catalyst for change and hugely successful at helping her clients embody radical resiliency and an unstoppable mentality.

Named “An Inspirational Woman” by The Huffington Post and an “Icon of Influence” at the 2018 New Media Summit, Ruby was the visionary behind the annual three-day transformative leadership event, Amplified Soul Live®. She is the host of “Today’s Thought Leader” podcast and uses her bold, no-nonsense approach to help leaders rise up, fulfill their missions and make their voices heard.

Aug 13, 2019

This week on the show, Scott Young joins me to talk about his book “Ultralearning.” He also talked about what ultralearning is and also shared his thoughts on learning languages and career development.

I also shared our preparation for our Peru trip.

Scott and I discuss:

  • Scott's obsession for the last 10 years and how learning French inspired him to write his book "Ultralearning"
  • How his encounter with Benny Lewis introduced him to Ultralearning - an aggressive strategy for learning hard things and learning it on your own
  • Different philosophy when it comes to learning
  • Learning in a non-speaking environment vs learning in another country
  • Breaking down learning into principles
  • The difference in learning languages in European and Asian countries
  • Ultralearning is a strategy for self-directed learning that is also aggressive
  • To learn something is to be bad at it (at least in the beginning)
  • Their year-long project of not speaking their native language
  • How one can maximize time spent reading as opposed to the number of books finished
  • One reason you don't learn some skills is because there's a kind of will power you need to get over
  • On having emotional reaction to things like learning
  • If you want to learning anything, you can learn it if you approach it the right way
  • Things that would qualify as ultralearning are things that people do all the time
  • Debugging your own learning process and studying your successes and failures can help you improve how you can get better at things
  • The capacity to think in terms of abstract visual spaces is related to visual working memory
  • How his experience at MIT was transformative for him
  • How Ultralearning can help someone going into business
  • One of the strategies in the book is the idea of directness

More about Scott

Scott H. Young is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. Scott's most recent book, Ultralearning, explores the art of mastering hard skills to accelerate your career and life. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.