In the Media
Interviews with Gregg Levoy about Vital Signs
Jan 10 / World Spirituality (Unity Online Radio)
Host: Rev. John Paul Roach
March 7-9 / The Transforming Aging Summit, 20 “expert” interviews sponsored by The Shift Network
Host: Ron Pevny
Mar 10 / Becoming a Sage Podcast
Host: Jann Freed
Jan 4 / 12 noon EST — The Jefferson Exchange (NPR/Oregon)
Host: Emily Cureton
Jan 4 / 2:25 pm EST — Marilu Henner Show
Host: Marilu Henner
Jan 6 / 10:30 am EST — A Touch of Grey
Host: Carole Marks
Jan 14 / 11:45 am EST — The Roundtable/WAMC (NPR/Northeast)
Host: Joe Donahue
Jan 14 / 1:15 pm EST — The Experience Pros
Host: Cher Ashland
Jan 15 / 2 pm EST — Legalize Freedom Radio (UK)
Host: Greg Moffitt
Jan 20 / 1:30 pm EST —Tapping Q&A
Host: Gene Monterastelli
Feb 24 / Noon EST —The Nancy Ferrari Show
Host: Nancy Ferrari
Mar 7 / 7-8 pm EST — A Mindful Emergence Radio Show
Host: Eddie LeShur
Mar 8 / Unity Online Radio, Vibrant Living: Life Coaching with Carla
Host: Carla McClellan
Mar 16 / 1:20 pm EST — Second Saturday on WPKN
Host: Bob Johnson
Mar 21 / The Dr. Leslie Show, WISC 100.7 FM, 1400 AM
Host: Dr. Leslie Wells
Mar 24 / Conscious Media Podcast
Host: Steve Nobel
Apr 11 / Prescriptions for Healing Conflict Radio Show, KUCI radio—UC/Irvine
Host: Mari Frank Esq.
Click on “Past Guests” link on Radio Show menu
April 25 / 1-2 pm EST — Unity Online Radio
Host: Beverly Molander
May 18 / The Hidden Why podcast (Australia)
Host: Leigh Martinuzzi
July 8 / Balanced Living for Busy Professionals
Host: Diane Randall
After Jan 5 – Pre-recorded podcast
Host: Julienne Givot, interview will appear at:
Jan 7 / 2pm EST - Podcast, Creative Living with Jamie
Host: Jamie Ridler, 20 minutes
Jan 8 / 6 pm EST – The Book Radio Show
Host: Kari Moran
Jan 16 / 5-7 pm EST – Uncommon Awareness
Genesis Communications Network syndicated radio show
Host: Lorraine Hurley
Jan 26 / 1-2 pm CST, live – KERA Radio (NPR station)
Host: Krys Boyd
Feb 3 / 1-2 pm EST – The Dr. Pat Show
Host: Dr Pat Baccili
Feb 10 / 11 am-12 noon CST – The Rob Kall Bottom-Up Radio Show
Host: Rob Kall, OpEdnews.com
Feb 16 / 3-4 pm CST – Unity.fm radio show
"Let's Get Naked, Revealing Your Authentic Self."
Host: Rev. Heidi Alfrey
Feb 16 / 8-9 pm EST – Web Talk Radio
Conversations Beyond Science and Religion
Host: Philip Comella
Feb 17 / 2 noon EST – The Donna Seebo Show
Host: Donna Seebo
(scroll down to interview #225/Feb 17 2015)
Feb 17 / 8 pm EST – Edgewalkers Teleconference
Host: Judi Neal
Feb 19 / 4-5 pm EST – Living Your Inspired Life
Newstalk 1590 AM KVTA, Ventura, CA
Feb 25 / 12pm EST – Women on Fire
Host: Debbie Phillips, 45 minutes
Feb 25 / 11 - 11:30 am EST – The Coaching Show
Host: Christopher McAuliffe
Mar 9 / 11am EST – The Creative Entrepreneur podcast
Hosts: Mali Phonpadith & Tony Marciante
Mar 16 / 8-9pm EST – Hudson Coaching Institute Teleconference
April 16 / 1-2pm PST – New Dimensions Radio
Host: Justine Toms
May 5 / 2PM EST – Shrink Rap Radio
Host: David "Dr Dave" Van Nuys
May 12 – Real Money
Host: David Holland
http://www.realmoneyradio.com/shows/AirDate05122015RealMoney.mp3 (search by date)
May 13 – Unity FM
The Intentional Spirit with Rev. Temple Hayes
http://www.unity.fm/episode/TheIntentionalSpirit_051315 (click on the play button)
May 19 / 11:55 EST – The Linda Mackenzie Show
Host: Linda Mackenzie
http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveLM.htm (click on the 5/19/15 link)
June 2 / 8:45 CST – San Antonio Digest
Host: Chrissie Murnin, Cox Radio
(scroll down to the 6/7/15 interview)
July 2 / Interview
Host: Tamra Fleming, Visioning Coach
Aug 3 / The Power to Change Your Life Podcast
Host: Stephanie Dalfonzo
Sept 9 / Work Alchemy: The Impact Interviews
Host: Ursula Jorch
(click Episode 1)
Nov 2 / Inspire Nation Show
Nov 23 / Living Well
Host: Dr. Bob Hanna
Dec 28 / 11:30 am EST — Talk of the Town, WATR Radio
Host: Larry Rifkin
Dec 29 / 4:30 pm EST — The PoppOff Show
Host: Mary Jane Popp
Dec 26 / 12pm EST – Blog Talk Radio
Host: Annette Vaillancourt, 50 minutes
Dec 29 / 3pm EST – Podcast, Dig Deep Grow Media
Host: Michael McEvoy, 30 minutes
Science of Mind Magazine, Jan 2016 issue:
July 6 / The Corporate Rebel Series
Host: Christina Boyd-Smith
Gregg Levoy's new blog in Psychology Today, entitled Passion! Cultivating Vitality.
Fast Company Magazine article, "Why You Should Probably Take That Risk You’ve Been Weighing Up
The Impact of Passion and Dispassion on Living, Leading, Teaching, and Learning
An ASCD SmartBrief supplement for K-12 administrators
Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog article:
Article in Courier-Post, "South Jersey’s Newspaper,” featuring Gregg Levoy:
Elle Magazine, March 2015, Monthly Horoscope's Money & Career section:
Natural Awakenings Magazine, San Antonio (TX) edition:
The Journal on Active Aging, Inspired Leadership: Transforming Yourself and Others With Passion and Purpose
The Inside Scoop on Passion: Vital Signs author Gregg Levoy discusses the fundamentals of passion, including what inspires it and what defeats it.
Passion is a concept that’s talked about a lot these days, in a lot of different arenas:
- Business and leadership experts talk about employee engagement.
- Coaching and career development folks talk about finding a calling.
- Educators talks about passion-based learning.
- Couples and relationship counselors talk about keeping the spark alive.
But passion is much bigger and deeper than what happens M-F 9-5, or what happens between partners.
Ultimately, passion is a life skill---a stance---that helps bring vitality to all our engagements: from work, family and school life, to creative, social and spiritual life. And it’s a survival mechanism---critical to health and well-being---because your attachment to life depends on your interest in it.
According to Gregg Levoy, author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (and author of the bestselling book Callings), the trick to cultivating passion is not just finding a passion, or even a person or purpose to be passionate about, but living passionately.
This begins with identifying where you lose passion---which routines, relationships, involvements or beliefs drain your energies and which ones revitalize them. Then making choices that take you toward rather than away from your vitality, and finding ways to offset the downward-pulling forces of everything from daily routines to life in a Code Orange world.
Some of what Gregg will discuss:
- Passion can be cultivated. Turned on as well as turned off. And this happens most readily at the level of the moment, not the five-year plan or the extreme makeover.
- Passion is in the risk. In the willingness to step from the sidelines onto the playing field.
- Passion breeds passion, and disinterest breeds disinterest. If you lack passion in your own life, your other relationships will be denied that energy---your partnerships, friendships, communities, classrooms, congregations and corporations.
- Passion equals productivity, and lack of passion sabotages it.
- Passion isn't just exuberance, it's endurance. It's sometimes shoulder-to-the-wheel stamina and patience on the order of years.
- Passion is intimately related to health. Passion is vitality, and honoring your passions enhances your vitality.
Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), and the bestselling Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)----rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group.
He has presented lectures and seminars for the Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, Microsoft, National Conference on Positive Aging, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, and others, and been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.
A former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader’s Digest, and many others. His website is www.gregglevoy.com.
Sample interview questions:
- Why is there so much talk lately about passion---in arenas from business and leadership, to coaching, education and relationships?
- How do you define passion?
- Is passion always a good thing, or are there some kinds of passion that are healthy and some that are unhealthy?
- Everyone wants to keep passion alive, but isn’t it in the nature of passion to fade? How should people deal with that?
- How do you balance the desire for passion with the desire for security?
- How do people typically lose their sense of passion?
- What steps can people take to cultivate passion, or get it back if they’ve lost it?
- What drawbacks or even dangers are there be in suppressing passion?
- What are the benefits of regaining passion?