Life Changes Show, October 23, 2023
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Guests, Coach, Teacher, Storyteller Aerin Lim and Folk-Pop Artist, Lauren Hulbert
Featuring Interview Guest, Coach, Teacher, and Storyteller, Aerin Lim; and Performance Guest, Highly Personal Folk-Pop Artist, Lauren Hulbert on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 760
Interview Guest: AERIN LIM; and Performance Guest: LAUREN HULBERT
Hi, my name is Aerin. I am a coach, teacher, and storyteller who inquires, explores, and holds space as you are unfolding. I am driven by my curiosity to understand consciousness, people, and the world so we take care of each other collectively as a community, which is what I believe to live wisely. I hope to make our world brighter by deepening our presence and elevating our well-being through coaching, teaching, and authentic storytelling.
As a coach, I work with leaders across private, public and civil society sectors who are committed to expressing their highest selves so they can lead positive changes in their organizations and communities. I bring a broad range of experiences, approaches, and tools into my work with clients. They include emotional attunement, somatic exercises, mindfulness, and frameworks to discover values and to build effective and harmonious professional and personal relationships, practices for sustaining and managing one’s well-being. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, I spent 15 years working on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley with CEOs, founders, and executives.
As a bilingual writer, I write my thoughts and insights drawn from my own life in both English and Korean. My stories are centered around my contemplative practices and understanding of modern life and our individual and collective well-being. My first book “I’m in (아임인)” was published in Korea in 2021. This book documents my journey from being an investment banker on Wall St to a transformational coach in the world. My intention was to inspire others to follow their own unique path with courage, trust, and compassion.
I also lead workshops and retreats including the Hoffman Process. Hoffman is a week-long personal transformation retreat, where we guide them to discover who they are and love themselves.
Spellbinding. That’s a powerful word, but it’s really the only one that suits the talented Lauren Hulbert. Her dreamy vocals have been leaving audiences breathless for years, enchanting listeners with her warm, winsome, highly personal combination of folk, alternative country-rock, and atmospheric semi-acoustic pop. The singer has a diversified palate: while she is currently a folk-pop artist, she began competing in Bach and classical festivals as a kid. She can switch back and forth between her classically trained piano skills or self-taught guitar expertise easily. Her favorite lyrical subject is the human condition; she finds inspiration in every feeling, emotion, and situation to create lyrically dense and bona fide tracks. It’s important for Lauren to vocalize and visualize her experiences and hardships into muses to build connections and heal others.
A fan described Lauren Hulbert’s music perfectly, “It’s so honest, and goes down like honey.” Her shows are subtly dazzling, her recordings are softly gorgeous, and her screen presence is positively luminous. Best of all, she does it in a manner that isn’t ostentatious in the slightest: Hulbert favors pure and unadorned folk arrangements that emphasize her thoughtful lyrics, her carefully-wrought melodies, and her radiant voice.
On her latest EP, Superbloom, Hulbert showcases herself as a true believer in the power of love and music as well as a strong guitarist and a deeply communicative storytelling singer. Recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco with engineer and multi-instrumentalist James Riotto (recorded with John Vanderslice, Geographer), drummer/percussionist Andrew Maguire (played/toured/recorded with Mirah, Meernaa, Kings of Convenience, Gregory Alan Isakov), and guest musicians mandolinist Daniel Mark (former Dustbowl Revival member) and cellist Helen Newby, they intuitively assembled five sweet, harmonious folk-pop tracks with depth and edge.
The California singer-songwriter has lived worldwide- from Thailand to Ecuador and most recently her father’s homeland of New Zealand. Hulbert’s interests outside of music include acting, modeling, surfing, and teaching. When she’s not playing the instruments herself, she’s mentoring other creatives in piano, guitar, and ukulele. Lauren finds groundedness and inspiration in communing with nature, especially the redwoods and the Santa Monica Mountains, which are next door to this Southern California native’s hometown of Newbury Park.
Impressively, she is also the recipient of the 2013 RAW Artists Ventura Chapter Artist of the Year Award & the September 2014 West Coast Songwriters Song Award for “Burn,” the final track on Superbloom.
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.