Break Down. Wake Up.

Break Down. Wake Up.

Break Down. Wake Up. is about discovering the groundbreaking wisdom within our most challenging life stories. I’m Meg Mateer, a psychology nerd turned business consultant and entrepreneur. Join me to hear from leaders about when things in their lives w?


Breaking the cycle of secrecy and shame with Daniel Pearson
Jul 7 • 58 min
Breaking the cycle of secrecy and shame: How his own mental health recovery process helped a consulting firm partner understand his past and bring his whole self to work. Daniel Pearson was leading a seemingly “successful life” as a consultant when he…
Embracing the unknown…not alone with Robert Stamboliev
Jun 29 • 40 min
How a period of chaos and blackouts brought an international trainer to his own vulnerability and nudged him to stop doing everything on his own. After a long career in coaching and leading his business, Robert Stamboliev began to have unusual…
Speaking about the unspoken with Boukje Ehlen
Jun 23 • 56 min
How a mysterious debilitating illness created a human foundation for breakthrough conversations in research and innovation. When she was 23, a colleague pointed out to her that it was not normal to feel sick each morning in the office. After years of…
Doing things differently with Joshua Haynes
Jun 23 • 46 min
How growing up in a world of constant change inspired an innovative business and commitment to equality. Joshua and I discuss how his upbringing helped him develop new approaches to projects and businesses. After years of working in international…
Practicing inner truth in a polarized world with Kassi Underwood
Jun 23 • 57 min
How experiencing both an abortion and motherhood inspired an approach to activism that transcends ideological divisions. Kassi and I discuss how her abortion as a teenager led to a personal discovery journey. In her memoir, May Cause Love, Kassi dares…
Introduction to the Break Down. Wake Up Podcast
Jun 19 • 19 min
What do depression, loss, frustration, and conflict have to do with global transformation? You can find the answers in this introduction episode to the Break Down. Wake Up podcast. I highly encourage you listen to this episode before anything others as…