Episode 4

Published on:

26th Mar 2024

How to Redesign Your Internal Programming | Chris Yonker

How Can You Redesign Your Internal Programming a Live a Full(er) Life?

On today's episode of Potent, Steven Lawson and master coach and podcast host Chris Yonker dive into overcoming trauma, the power of spirituality and self-awareness, the impact of mentorship, and the journey toward self-acceptance and deeper connections.

About Today's Guest

Chris is a Certified Family Business Advisor accredited through The Family Firm Institute. Chris helps to consciously navigate the challenges of succession, leadership transitions and family conflict, while creating long-term strategies for business continuity. Dubbed a “Life Journey Sherpa,” Chris’ holistic approach allows each individual in the family to be seen as an integral piece to the work. He uses his experience as a Neuro- Linguistic practitioner, a student of Philosophy and Psychology, and a thought leader on Personal Performance and Transformation to create a one-of-a-kind methodology that fuses heart and soul — helping families achieve extraordinary results that become permanent ways of being. Drawing upon more than 25 years of driving change and leading sales with 3M, and over a decade in Family Business and Executive consulting, Chris has built a process that has become his special sort of alchemy. His strategy helps clients move beyond the obstacles family organizations face that often prevent them from leading deeply fulfilling lives, both individually as well as collectively. Many of Chris’s clients say the process of working with him leads to profound healing within their families, bringing a sense of deep peace, better relationships and higher levels of happiness alongside a thriving organization. As a sought-after speaker, Chris has been a special guest of Camden Family Wealth, The Institute for Family-Owned Business, and The Center for Family Enterprise, and has been a featured contributor to Forbes. Education Chris is a Certified Family Business Advisor accredited through The Family Firm Institute. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business and a Minor in Communication from Western Michigan University. He was personally mentored by Tony Robbins’ original trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Personal Chris is a seventh-degree black belt in an Okinawan style of karate and a student of yoga and meditation. He enjoys fishing, travel, cooking and spending time with his wife of 28 years and their daughter



Show Notes

01:02 Chris early life

02:03 Connecting with God

03:24 Martial arts, validation

04:37 Mentorship

06:00 What is God teaching me?

08:04 Developing a practice of connection

09:04 Coaching thru end of life

13:56 Immersion

18:43 Developing personal presence

22:28 Fear of loneliness

26:43 Emotions, awareness, and karate

28:53 The elevator from heart to head

31:20 Potent presence; it's a soul massage

33:04 Healing our bodies

35:49 Parenting, upbringing, self-parenting

36:54 Being/doing, Values alignment

39:29 Community affiliation, fear of lone wolf, searching out your people

41:26 Trusting the process

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The Potent Podcast is produced and edited by Justin Sinclair, who also composed the the theme music. Additional editing support and mixing by Aaron Feeney. Design by Kristin Bural of Soulbeam Studios.

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Welcome to Potent, the podcast where we explore transformative ideas and practices to help you live into your unique potential and build a more potent life. By exploring ideas and practices from expert thinkers and practitioners in psychology, business, personal development, and spirituality we provide you with new and old ideas + tools for building a full(er) life.

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Steven Lawson

🎙️Host @Potent Podcast + 🏔️ Founder @monkmanual. As seen in Forbes, INC, Fortune, CBC, and Thrive Daily.

I like helping people.