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Podcasting, Mental Health, And Rising Up With Chicken & Dragon Doornick

Meet podcasting legends, life partners, and transformation coaching team Mieke and JC Doornick (a.k.a Chicken and Dragon) as we discuss getting started podcasting with very basic tools, and a simple desire to have your voice heard. Mieke (Chicken) provides commentary on the power of podcasting to connect with niche audiences, and how perfectionism can hold you back. JC (Dragon) brings balance to the equation, discussing the importance of delegation, and how not being perfect can still result in growth. While in a perfect world, content and quality are both important, focusing on content, message, and consistency are more important over the long term.

Together we have a deep conversation about the mental health of podcasters and of the general public. Mieke shares her knowledge about acute stress, PTSD, the Pandemic, and how isolation is causing anxiety, creating a greater need to build and maintaining connection with one another. We learn how JC conquered his anxiety of public speaking with what Mieke points out is essentially “exposure therapy”.

We even get a peek behind the curtain of the healthy relationship that Mieke and JC built, from the cute stories of how they became known as Chicken and Dragon to their daily commitments to spend personal time together, conversing and connecting as they begin and end each day technology-free.

Dr. JC Doornick “Dragon” comes from a fascinating life and family history full of pioneers in the entertainment industry and professional athletes. Later in life becoming a servant to the people as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Cofounder of a worldwide Humanitarian relief organization serving the third world with health, education, housing and food.

Dragon frequently takes the stage and speaks to live audiences upwards of 11,000. With their two sons and adopted daughter “Duckie” they travel the world creating memories and seeking adventure and experiences.The Dragon represents that version of yourself you don’t believe is possible and theRISE UP WITH DRAGON PODCASTis all about unlocking and freeing people from their programmed mental prisons and back on track dreaming big. You can look forward to bigger and better things including the world’s greatest story ever told in the release of his upcoming book.

Mieke Doornick, “Mee-kah”, aka (Chicken 🐔) is a master’s level student at Northwestern University and is currently working towards her qualification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Mieke holds a BA degree in Drama from The South African School of Motion Picture Medium (AFDA) in South Africa and trained as a professional actor and voice-over artist at both The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA) in New York and The British American Drama Academy (BADA) in London. After graduating, Mieke moved to South Korea where she became the head of the English department at Dongducheon Sincheon Elementary School. She taught both English and Performing Arts to students in grades one through six.

She strives to establish a sincere and dependable environment for the clients she serves by encouraging a trusting, personalized, and collaborative space. She applies a strengths-based, person-centered approach embedded in a psychodynamic framework, but also has a substantial interest in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – a form of therapy which concentrates on acceptance, emotional regulation, and strengthening skills to cope with challenging situations. She is a member of both the American Counseling Association (ACA) and The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC).

For the past three years, Mieke has practiced as a certified health and transformation coach, and together with her husband, is currently expanding their health coaching company to Singapore and Hong Kong.

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  • Corinna Bellizzi

    Corinna Bellizzi, MBA is a natural products industry executive, mom of two young boys, and podcaster who began her broadcasting journey as a guest on many nationally syndicated radio shows. In her role as an executive, she is a pioneer of new nutrition categories, and an experienced media spokesperson. With a background in technical directing, ethnographic research, and storytelling, she launched her first podcast: Care More Be Better, in January 2021. It ranks in the top 2.5% of all podcasts globally.* Corinna is 1/2 of the dynamic due that is The Femcasters Podcast and Network alongside Julie Lokun. *As reported by Listennotes.

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