064. Naomi Honey and Melissa Way: Women’s experience, societal impact, and unsolicited advice

064. Naomi Honey and Melissa Way: Women’s experience, societal impact, and unsolicited advice

 
 
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Naomi Honey and Melissa Way discuss the importance of women’s experience in parkour, what that means, and how society impacts it. They delve into the unicorn syndrome, the polarization of genders, and how community leaders can help get more women involved. Naomi and Melissa tackle why women’s only events are important, how to create a welcoming environment, and their experiences with unsolicited advice. 

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Team members’ side projects

Melissa: So we’ve mentioned side projects a couple of times. And I think side projects are really cool, and not something I’ve gotten to experience in any other kind of work situation. So credit to Craig for that, it’s basically allowing us to kind of and paying us to use our time to pursue something we’re interested in. And that could be adjacent to Movers Mindset and what we’re working on or it could not be, but it’s finding something that we’re passionate about, and kind of almost like a personal, yeah, professional or personal development, a growth project. So finding something that we care about that we want to pursue, that we’re being supported, kind of by Craig and the Movers Mindset project to do and to pursue, which is a really, really unique and awesome opportunity, I think.

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050. Movers Mindset Team: Full transcript

Craig: Welcome to the Movers Mindset Podcast, where today, we’re doing something a little different. In our special 50th episode, I’m joined by some of the Movers Mindset team, Kristen Swantek, Miguel Chero and Melissa Way. We discuss what each of us does, how our roles fit together, and how far we’ve come as a team. We explain working remotely, the freedoms and challenges that come with it, and some of the strategies we use to make it work. We each share our favorite episodes, things we’ve learned and what each of us finds to be special about the project.

Craig: Hello, I’m Craig Constantine.

Kristen Swantek: Hello, I’m Kristen Swantek.

Melissa Way: Hi, I’m Melissa Way.

Miguel Chero: Hi, I am Miguel Chero.

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050. Movers Mindset Team: Roles, remote work, and passion

050. Movers Mindset Team: Roles, remote work, and passion

 
 
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In our special 50th episode, the Movers Mindset team gets together to discuss what we do, and how far we’ve come. Each team member explains what they do in the team, and how all of our roles fit together. We talk about working remotely, the freedoms and challenges that come with it, and some of the strategies we use to help with that. The team discusses favorite episodes, things we’ve learned, and what each of us has found to be very special about the project.

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How has your practice affected your life?

There are so many ways parkour and training it has affected my life, both inwardly and outwardly. I feel it has really helped to change my mindset on myself; my strengths and weaknesses, goals and abilities. It has made me a stronger person both mentally and physically. Training parkour is much bigger than just training; it applies to everything you do in life, growing, setting goals, and bettering yourself.

On an outward level, through training parkour I have had the opportunity to travel, and continue to train, learn new things and meet new people.

I have met some of the best and most inspiring people that I know, who have become a part of my journey.

Who are you?

I am a student, an artist, a teacher, and a traceuse. Each separate piece informs and affects all of the other pieces, and each of these things has become an important part of who I am, as well as who I am becoming.