The Power of Perspective: Episode 7 – It Takes a Village with Mo Hicks

We are closing out this season with a truly wonderful last perspective from Mo Hicks! A mental-health advocate himself, Mo joins Michelle to discuss the importance of all variations of mental health support.

His powerful message will truly resonate with you – ‘the more resources are provided, the more perspective one is granted. This increase of perspective leads to the expansion of one’s mind and the ability to explore other areas of themselves, their thoughts and lives!’ Join Michelle and Mo in this final conversation on perspective – one that is truly refreshing. Mo Hicks: President of the medical class of 2025 University of Minnesota. After attaining with his bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Carlton College 2018, Mo spent the next 3 years working in various healthcare systems studying their clinical workflows and gaining experience in mental health. Outside of classes, Mo ensures to spend time leading student groups that focus on mentoring underrepresented students, educating others about trauma informed care, promoting holistic health and partnering with local healthcare systems to promote healthy equity. After graduating, he aspires to work with underserved communities through opening his own private practice in psychiatry with a focus on it being community informed integrated and focused.

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Jessica Waugh

Special Projects Director

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Jessica has roughly 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, curating premier wine programs in Las Vegas and developing educational programs for the largest beverage distribution company in North America. In 2022, Jessica altered her focus and is now utilizing her educational, management, and organizational skills to positively impact others on a grander scale. She is now developing multiple modalities focused in emotional intelligence, executive functioning, meta-learning, and positive psychology for struggling teens and young adults.

Favorite Mindfulness Techniques:

Meditating with sound bowls!

A Fun Fact:

I was the architect for my grandmother’s house

State: Nevada
Email: Jessicaw@positivepresenceglobal.com

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Missy Vandenheuvel

Sales Manager

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Missy is a revitalized mother of two teenagers who understands the resilience it takes to raise children in the midst of a global pandemic. She is a passionate mentor because she recognizes there isn’t nearly enough support for the overwhelming number of people silently struggling. Her sincere and compassionate personality is what makes her thrive as a coach and a leading member of our company. As our Sales manager she recognized that her role is to listen and learn as much about your child (or yourself) as possible. While listening, I am identifying a mentor coach that I believe your child will not only like based on their personality, but also one who has experienced and overcome similar pain points, and areas of opportunity, optimizing relatability. Ultimately, setting your child up for growth and fulfillment socially, mentally, and physically. 

Favorite Mindfulness Techniques:

My Favorite Mindful technique is to Shifting Thought Patterns by focusing on the Grounding Technique. Starts with a big belly breath in. Then, you tap into your 5 senses, to quickly and effortlessly shift your current focus. Choose a sense- any sense, and count down from 5 (order or senses can be altered): 5 things you see, 4 things you smell, 3 things you feel, 2 things you hear, 1 thing you taste.

A Fun Fact:

 I travel to Florida from Wisconsin 3-4 times a year, and we plan to relocate somewhere with the state in 1.5 years. I’ve been dreaming about this since I first saw the ocean at the age of 14 years old. 

State: Wyoming
Email: Missy@positivepresenceglobal.com

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