Inspiring the world by sharing our personal stories and expert insight
"One story and idea at a time."
At “Inspire Us”, my vision was to present (on stage, before a live audience) personal, powerful, inspirational, and transformative talks – from people just like you and me who had experienced adversity, disappointment, and setbacks at some point in their lives and overcame them. How did they do it and could we, the audience, benefit from their methods? I thought so. So the website was developed and I found venues to present my speakers to those live audiences. Then COVID19 hit!
What do I do now, I wondered. The answer came to me after some careful thought: turn "Inspire Us" into a podcast! Some people I respect very much had encouraged me to start my own podcast, and simply giving up on my visions never makes sense to me... so, that's what I've done, and I believe this venue is even better than the one I'd originally planned.
Additionally, I'll be interviewing experts in the fields of mental health, relationships, negotiations and so much more. These are difficult times and my mission is to provide stories, great information, and inspiration to each of my listeners in an effort to help us all reduce our anxiety, depression, and setbacks. Together, we're going to get through this, one inspirational story and one informative show at a time!
Thanks for joining us. Stay inspired!
- J. Paul Nadeau
J. Paul Nadeau,
Podcast host, Inspire Us
“Here at Inspire Us, my personal mission is to encourage each of our speakers to inspire our podcast listeners with their unique stories to help re-connect a disconnected world through the power of vulnerability and story-telling. The world is currently in a crisis of anxiety and depression at levels never before experienced, and my belief is that through inspirational story-telling, we can reduce those levels of anxiety, loneliness, and depression and help encourage the world to share their experiences and to help lift others.
Inspire Us is evolving since the format has changed from live on-stage talks to podcasts, and I was inspired to have experts share their knowledge and ideas with us. This approach adds rich content and insight that I'm certain will enhance the listener experience and overall program.
Everyone has a story, and it’s my belief that by sharing each of ours, we can encourage others to do the same. If we all share our unique experiences of how we’ve overcome adversity, setbacks, anxiety, and even depression, and also how we now get through this thing called ‘life’, we’ll encourage those who struggle to do the same.
The late singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen once wrote, “There’s a crack in everything, but that’s how the light gets through.” We’ve all suffered our cracks, and some of us have suffered complete breaks, but each of us carries a light within our souls to shine brightly into the cracks of those who need it. Let’s all be that light.
Join me and help make a difference in this battle to restore mental wellness for all. Let’s all be someone’s light and help illuminate the way for others.”
J. Paul Nadeau
J. Paul Nadeau
Thought leader, author of the acclaimed bestselling book, "Take Control of Your Life," keynote speaker and mental health strategist. Your host on "Inspire Us."
The Inspire Us Podcast
What makes this Podcast different than the others?
Once a week, every Wednesday, Inspire Us will present an hour-long (or so) Podcast featuring guests who have lived through hell and emerged intact and with how-to's - or an expert on a variety of wellness topics to help inspire us through these tough times.
We're going through hell right now, folks, and in the words of Winstin Chruchill, "When you're going through hell, keep going!" And that's what we aim to show you how to do by helping you develop a positive mindset - one that may very well change your life. It's that simple. What makes it different from many other motivational Podcasts is that in addition to our amazing experts, you'll hear from people like you and me who have amazing stories to share.
So, if you would like to share your inspirational story with our audience, please fill out the “Sign me up!” page and submit your name and reasons why you’d be a great fit. Your message may change someone’s life and may also reach millions.
Everyone has a story. Everyone’s story matters and we look forward to having You ‘Inspire Us!”
Really. Ask us anything.