"That's the best part about it - you can literally just sit and it's a conversation - it's kind of like talking to your best friend on the phone!"
Ever wonder how you can be a successful interviewer? Podcast hosts Jona Reyes and Dr. Elisa Haransky Beck give an inside look at the behind-the-scenes of how the JTHW team prepares for and conducts interviews. They also discuss the importance of balancing spontaneity in interviews (which often have curveballs!) with guided questions to help the guests open up about themselves. The goal of the interview (and the podcast) is to give space for folks to tell their personal stories, then impart that knowledge on listeners, who are on their own journeys in regenerative wellness. Jona and Elisa talk about how they aim to give the audience new ideas and tips to make their journey easier. "There are so many different ways that you can get your body and mind up to par." "The world is your creative palette."
Jona talks about how everyone's story is valuable and can help other people, but also themselves - she has used her past interview to expand her business and talk to audiences about the benefits of herbs.
The episode rounds off with the origins of how Elisa and Jona met and got involved in ReImagine Turtle Creek.
Learn more about Jona's personal story by listening to her interview from 2020: https://www.reimaginetcwac.org/podcast/episode/41933b34/how-to-develop-a-healthy-relationship-with-food-part-1
Learn more about Elisa by listening to the interviews she has conducted - or leave a comment encouraging Elisa to share her whole story!
Journey Through Health & Wellness is a project of ReImagine Turtle Creek Watershed and Airshed Communities Plus.
Music: "Higher-Up" by Shane Ivers bensound.com