Each episode of Authenticity Matters will focus on a different facet of authenticity and how it plays out in both personal life and professional organizations. Jennifer will welcome guests each episode who have transformed their lives and / or organizations with authenticity and intention being at the forefront.
Jennifer (Jen) Coyne is a consultant, coach, trainer, and speaker focusing on improving organizational cultures and helping people find and live their most authentic life. Jennifer spent the last decade focusing on discovering her authentic self and living with intention. After careers in accounting and high tech that spanned more than two decades, she co-founded a consulting, training, and coaching company with Authenticity being one of its core values. She has become a champion for changing organizations to focus more on People and Purpose.
How to Listen
Authenticity Matters airs on the second Thursday each month from 12:00-1:00 PM (Pacific). To listen:
- Tune your radio to KXRW 99.9 FM or XRAY 107.1 and 91.1 FM in the Portland (OR) area
- Listen online at XRAY.FM
- Download the free XRAY.FM app for your cell phone
May 2022: Public Joy Creation
My guest this month is a gift to the community: artist, illustrator, and educator Mike Bennett. Mike and his fellow travelers create engaging, educational, and fun experiences accessible to everyone. Follow along and check out his creations at www.mikebennettart.com
Information about Dinolandia can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/MikeBennettArt/photos/a.1809514469191022/2245120942297037
April 2022: True Imagination
This month we went on a journey into the mind and imagination of Rebecka Ratcliffe. Rebecka is a fantasy fiction writer and author of books and serial fiction for people of all ages.
You can follow Rebecka on Instagram @rebeckaratcliffe
You can access all of her work, including her latest, “The Only One Laughing” at https://linktr.ee/rebeckaratcliffe
Her children’s books and The Tiny Giant are available at Amazon and local independent booksellers. Signed copies and educator discounts are available at www.littlevoicespublishing.com
March 2022: Psychedelics & Mental Health
This month my guest was psychologist, meditation educator, and member of the Psychedelic Support Network Harry Dudley. We discussed the latest psychedelic legislation in the Pacific Northwest, how psychedelics work, and how they may assist in mental wellness and finding your authentic path.
More information about psychedelic integration in mental health programs can be found here:
Guest Harry Dudley: https://vancouverbehavioralhealthandwellness.com
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): https://maps.org
James Fadiman (psychedelic schedules): https://sites.google.com/view/microdosingpsychedelics/home
January 2022: Authentic Architecture
It’s a new year but the only thing that’s changing at Authenticity Matters is a new guest, and this month it’s Dan Bramske. Dan is an architect who owns Bramske Studio Architecture. Dan discussed with Jen being authentic as a person, as a businessman, and as an architect – where you help others create a space that reflects their authentic style.
Learn more about Bramske Studio Architecture at www.Bramske.com
December 2021: Authentic, With or Without a Mask
Just in time for Christmas, Jen has a gift for you: a brand new episode of Authenticity Matters. For December 2021, Jen’s guest is financial advisor Kristin VanderSchick. Jen and Kristin delve into money, identity, and authenticity. Also, they dig into the concept of wearing “masks” that represent different aspects to one’s identity, and whether you can live authentically as more of a chameleon. No tropical drinks were harmed in the recording of this episode.
November 2021: Lessons Learned
This month marked Episode 29 of Authenticity Matters. Jen had wanted to recap what she’d learned so far and what questions remained to be answered as she passed the 2 year mark of doing the show.
The two year mark passed in June but finally, this month, the opportunity presented itself to present this topic. November 2021 also coincidentally marks the 5 year anniversary of co-founding The PEAK Fleet, with Authenticity being one of our four core values. To mark that occasion as well, I invited my co-founder Brian Stinson back on the show to gain his perspectives on what he has learned about authenticity over the past 5 years as we have been on our business journey together. We hear from him throughout the show. We going talked about what authenticity is or isn’t, how to make shifts to being more authentic, and tips for maintaining the momentum.
September 2021: Authentic Groundbreaker
For September’s show, Jen welcomed Evelyn Magley to Authenticity Matters. Evelyn is the CEO of The Basketball League and is distinguished as the first woman in the world to own a professional men’s sports league. She’s an amazing example of a groundbreaker and a role model of authenticity.
August 2021: Kind & Generous Authenticity
This month’s focus is on the kindness and generosity of community builders. Our first guest is is North Portland’s Terrance Moses. Terrance is a leader in Kenton neighborhood in Portland and founder of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
The second segment features the Border to Bay bike ride benefitting Martha’s Pantry. Terry and Diane Toland explain how the bike ride came about and why they are so passionate about giving back to the community they have called home for more than 20 years.
If you’re interested to learn more, volunteer, or contribute to their efforts please visit:
July 2021: Problem Solving
July 2021’s show features C3, Portland/Vancouver-based Chris Croteau: problem solver, business founder, entrepreneur. We discuss the merits of being a strong problem solver and also how it can get in the way of finding your own true path. Jen also learns about C3’s newest venture: Sodajoy.com, a new type of canned cocktail.
June 2021: Authentic Branding
This month is our first show at a new time with a one hour format! We’re excited to dig in more deeply with our guests and spread a little more musical cheer as well. For June’s show we’re talking about Authentic Branding, for yourself or your organization, with branding expert Julie Eickhof. Julie has a terrific perspective on honoring your own authenticity as well as honoring and seeing others for their authentic selves.
Learn more about Julie’s company at www.brandmechanic.com
May 2021 was a replay of January 2020: New Awakenings
April 2021 was a live fundraiser for KRAY.FM
March 2021: Mentoring Makes a Difference
This month Jen welcomes author and career coach Janet Birgenheier. Janet has benefitted from mentorship in her career and has brought her story and others in the Pacific Northwest to life in her book “The Mentoring Difference”. You’ll hear tips on finding your own mentor and how it connects to living authentically.
Janet Birgenheier’s book can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JVSPVM8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_2BKV0VGA6A2Z4DC78KFK
Learn about her coaching services here: https://meaningfulwork.coach
Show edit: Donna Sinclair’s second mentor was Jackie Peterson, not Jackie Lang as noted in the show.
February 2021: The Authenticity of Change
This month, Clif Cannon joins Jen to talk about his personal journey and how authenticity has played a role in his life. Is he a dancer, lawyer, father, partner? Yes, all that and more. The common thread is always Clif. Listen to hear Clif’s unique perspective on authenticity and how being authentic can be about growth.
To find out more about Clif Cannon, visit his website:
January 2021: New Beginnings
January is all about “new beginnings” and wow do we need some new beginnings after the trials and tribulations of 2020! This month Jen welcomes Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, a dynamic speaker, career strategist and coach, and personal branding expert. She has an inspirational story and fantastic advice for making changes in your life and career.
To find out more about Dr. Walsh, visit her website at:
November and December 2020: Family Dynamics
November is a time for giving thanks, and also a time for family connection (whether in person or distanced!). This month my guest was my sister, Julie Hahlbohm. In part one of my interview with Julie, we talked about family dynamics and authenticity. She has done a lot of inner work to find her authentic self and has fantastic advice for committing to an authentic path yourself.
Part 1: https://xray.fm/broadcasts/37237
December continues my conversation with Julie. Julie has found an authentic path to connection through her hobbies and interests. She shares the struggle for balance and tips for staying on track to your goals.
Part 2: https://xray.fm/broadcasts/37603
October 2020: Humility, Integrity, and Pleather Pants
This month’s guest is Mike Workman, Clark County Resident and Teamsters Local 58 Business Representative. Mike is a role model, and a leader and influencer in his own right, even though he is so humble he would never make those claims about himself, or see himself as someone that would be featured on the radio. Mike brings an inspirational story of persistence, empathy, and authenticity worth sharing.
September 2020: A Winding Road, Built on Steel
This month’s guest is Ramona Ramadas, nurse, innovator, and entrepreneur. She is the Founder of New Trails Navigators a peer health, whole patient, care organization. Ramona’s career journey through high tech and then nursing, on both sides of the country, has given her a unique perspective on opportunities for the future for healthcare.
You can learn more about New Trails Navigators and contact Ramona at https://www.newtrailsnavigators.org
August 2020: Persistence Isn’t Futile
This month is Episode 15, and our guest is Attorney Michael Jonas, owner of Rational Unicorn Legal Services. His journey to entrepreneurial attorney and his “go-authentic-or-go-home” attitude are inspirational.
You can learn more about Rational Unicorn at https://rationalunicornlegalservices.com
July 2020: Creating a Supportive Tribe
This month’s guest is Rena Whitaker, author of Being Tribal: Practicing Life in One-Degree Shifts. Rena is an expert on “practicing” life to find your authentic self. She has a wealth of tools and tips on how to create a supportive tribe for your daily and long-term growth practices.
You can learn more about Rena and Being Tribal at: https://beingtribal.com
June 2020: Helping Teens Become Their Authentic Selves
June 2020 kicks off our 2nd year, and this episode Jen talks with Dr. Paula Pilcher, Founder and Director of Empowerteen, a teen wellness program. Paula talks about her journey to becoming a Naturopath and Teacher, and how she became inspired to help teens become the best versions of themselves. This episode is perfect timing to talk about her teen summer camps, which will be hosted virtually this summer. You can learn more at www.empowerteen.org
May 2020: Part 2 of Digital Art, Going Viral, and Finding Your Voice
Part 2 of the interview with Michael James Schneider (Blcksmth). How much of yourself do you let the world see on social media? Michael shares his perspectives on this and more on Authenticity Matters.
Special Live Broadcast: April 30th, 2020: Empathy in a time of crisis
Jen welcomes guests Kea Meyers Duggan, Christy Foulger, and her PEAK Fleet co-founder Brian Stinson to talk about Empathy in a time of crisis. During this time more than ever, it’s important to be able to understand others’ perspectives while at the same time not draining your energy. Could you use some new tips for balancing empathy and self-care?
April 2020: Digital Art, Going Viral, and Finding Your Voice
This month is Part 1 of a 2 part show featuring artist and author Michael James Schneider (blcksmth on social media). In this episode we’ll talk about his insightful perspectives on an authenticity journeys and hear what his experience has been like when confronted with the “success” of viral digital artwork.
March 2020: Persistence
This month, for Episode 10, Jen has a discussion with digital content creator and entrepreneur Chris Erickson. Topics span persistence, picking yourself up from failures, and finding your authenticity in the face of pressures to go on a different path. You can learn more about Chris’ business at Cre8 Impact.
February 2020: Loving Yourself
This month Jen went on the road to Bellingham, Washington to interview marketing expert Kelli Gizzi about using Design Thinking for designing an authentic life. Kelli was a Clark County resident and leader for many years and just made a big move up North to align with her life goals. You can check out Kelli’s website here.
January 2020: New Awakenings
Jen and her guest Dennis Skinner, President and Master Facilitator at MANY-TO-ONE.
This month’s episode features guest Dennis Skinner, a professional facilitator and all-around dynamic human being. We discuss new beginnings and new awakenings, and how to carve a path to authentic self-improvement using intention setting.
December 2019: Presence
This month, we’re focusing on Presents! Actually, the present from us for the holiday season is tips on being more present and mindful. Our guests are psychologist and IREST Yoga Nidra Teacher Dr. Harry Dudley and life coach Tanya Sisson. And a splash of our favorite tunes.
November 2019: Gratitude
For November, the month of Thanksgiving and World Kindness Day, we are focusing on Gratitude and it’s connection to living a more fulfilling life. Guests include Carla Titus, Mikaela Jones, and poetry from Joan Welch.
October 2019: Fear
Special Halloween Episode for October! We often hear that what holds people back from being authentic is FEAR…so this October we focus on what makes authenticity SCARY, and how to overcome fear to act authentically more of the time.
September 2019: Triple Bottom Line
In this episode, Jen talks to Mary Anne Harmer and Tom Hering from Benefit Corporations for Good. They discuss how organizations can authentically benefit people and the planet while still managing to pursue a profitable outcome.
August 2019: Authentic Style
In this episode of Authenticity Matters, host Jen Coyne talks about expressing your authenticity through your personal style. Guest Theresa Trelstad discusses her journey through transitions and the process she uses for expressing who she is through her style.
July 2019: Core Values
In this episode, we’ll focus on the connection between discovering your core values and living an authentic life. This show features Brian Stinson, co-Founder of The PEAK Fleet, who has led thousands of people to discover their core values. Also, we’ll chat with Steven Glickman about his 10,000 mile trip around the United States and how values played into his journey.
June 2019: The Journey Begins…
This Episode, our first show, is “Why Authenticity Matters”. This episode focuses on the definition of Authenticity; covers the science and research around authenticity in the workplace as well as the effects of being authentic on happiness and personal fulfillment. This episode includes perspectives on authenticity from several individuals in the Vancouver/Portland community.