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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

May 29, 2017

Last weekend I got a chance to go and share a cup of tea, a Pain Au Raison, and an awesome conversation with Kathy Tracey. I’d been pointed in Kathy’s direction by Liv Spencer-Bower, world champion canoe polo athlete who appeared back in episode 26 of the podcast. Kathy came to speak with the team as they were...


May 22, 2017

I had the pleasure of having a conversation with a young Kiwi dude currently residing in L.A. His name is Stephen McDowell, or better known on social media as “The Buzzy Kiwi”. Stephen’s plan for his life hit a bump a couple of years back. Just out of uni and working as a self-employed personal trainer an old...


Jack Candlish - Turning straight objects into curvaceous pieces of timber that take a thrashing

May 21, 2017

A week or so ago I caught up with a young guy named Jack Candlish. We met up on an overcast Sunday afternoon at his workshop in Berhampore, Wellington. I’d got in contact with Jack a little bit earlier to find out if he was keen to sit down for a conversation which we could turn into a podcast episode. Turns out he...


May 15, 2017

I catch up with Jack Candlish in his studio in Berhampore to chat about Organic Dynamic and his journey.

Being one paper shy of finishing his degre for he past 7 years. Building the beginnings of a business out of his parents garage. Trying out a whole lot of hings to figure out what he was into. Reiterating 12 ifferent...


May 8, 2017

Today I got to sit down with a father/daughter combination.

5 years ago Mark O'Sullivan was overweight and unfit. He made a decision to change that and set an example for his young family. Mark's first Park Run was more of a walk/run, but 5 years down the track he's shed 30kgs, developed a passion for running and sets...