Life Changes Show, 26/04/2021
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue
“Life Skills That Have a Measurable, Positive Impact,” with Guest, Economist, Sociologist, Founder of Core IQ, and Author of Post-Traumatic Thriving, Dr. Randall Bell, and Musical Guest, Violist and Jazz Vocalist, Karolina Naziemiec aka KaroliNa on The LIFE CHANGES Show #630
Guest: DR. RANDALL BELL; and Musical Guest: KAROLINA NAZIEMIEC
DR. RANDALL BELL
Dr. Bell is the founder of Core IQ. As an economist and sociologist, his research has taken him to 50 states and seven continents. His cases include the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Site, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, the Nuclear Testing on the Bikini Atoll, and tragedies such as Jon Benet Ramsey, OJ Simpson, and the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide mansion.
The media often calls Dr. Bell the “Master of Disaster.” This experience has given him unprecedented access and insights into the cycle of disaster, recovery, and prosperity. He is known for his ability to analyze complex situations and present his findings in an interesting, organized, and intelligent way. Dr. Bell’s work has generated billions of dollars for his clients.
In Dr. Bell’s own words:
Having researched over 1,000 damage cases around the world, I can say that the world is a tough place. I’m in a pretty good position to “tell it as it is,” however I rather focus on “telling it as it can be.”
I imagine a world where everyone has full access to the life skills we all need but are not always taught in school. I see a world where everyone has access to the skills of goal setting, time management, conflict resolution, leadership, personal finance, etiquette, stress reduction, and much more. I’m convinced that these skills could have prevented some of the disasters I have seen. More importantly, they provide the foundation for people to not just survive but thrive.
The problem is that historically training for these skills has been limited to executives and the super-elite. However, everyone needs them. I founded Core IQ as a non-profit, educational foundation with the goal of providing these essential life skills to all, and never at any charge.
With Core IQ, I see a place where people can get authentic insights from top experts on life skills that have a measurable, positive impact. Our team is committed to continually researching new topics, producing more episodes, and working to increase the Core IQ of the world.
All we ask is for your feedback on how to improve, and to help spread the word.
Karolina Naziemiec as Violist
KaroliNa as Jazz Vocalist
Karolina Naziemiec is a Polish violist and jazz vocalist known as KaroliNa, who has been performing and teaching in the United States since 2001. She is a recipient of an artistic visa on the recommendation of the American Federation of Musicians, who cited her as being “a violist of extraordinary ability.” Ms. Naziemiec came to the United States for the first time in 2000 at the invitation of The Idyllwild Arts Summer Festival Orchestra in California, for which she twice served as principal violist.
Ms. Naziemiec—the daughter of engineers and amateur musicians—grew up surrounded by music to become the first professional musician in her family. Born in Jedrzejow, Poland, she attended the Szymanowski Music High school in Katowice, then continued her education at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, where she studied with Professor M. Marczyk, viola soloist with the National Philharmonic in Warsaw. She received her Master’s Degree in Music Arts/Viola Performance from the Chopin Academy in 2000. Her master’s thesis “Two Faces of Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Viola” — a musical analysis of the differences between two versions of Bartok’s viola concerto — was published by the Hungarian Institute in Warsaw the same year.
Ms. Naziemiec launched her performing career by touring France and Belgium with the Chopin Academy’s Chamber Orchestra. She also toured Japan with the Chopin’s Ladies Strings Orchestra. She received scholarships to attend the International Music Course in Marktoberdorf, Germany; the Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland; the International Youth Orchestra’s Spring Festival in Germany; and the Aberdeen International Youth Festival in Scotland, where she was a student of Michael Beeston (member of the Edinburgh Quartet) and reached semi-finals at the International Instrumental Competition.
She has also received awards and artistic support from The Leni Fe Bland Foundation, The Gorecki Foundation, The Maestro Foundation, the city of Sosnowiec (The Extraordinary Award for Talented and Promising People), and twice from the Foundation of Culture and Art in Warsaw. Ms. Naziemiec continued her training by participating in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Karen Tuttle, Donald McInnes, Masao Kawasaki, John Waltz, Edith Orloff, and receiving private instruction with Marek Marczyk, Dariusz Korcz, Kurt Lewin, Jerzy Kosmala, Roberto Diaz, Paul Neubauer, Doris Lederer, Carole Mukogawa, Jeffrey Irvine, James Dunham, Ralph Fielding, and Victoria Miskolczy.
She has worked with some of the most distinguished composers and musicians in the world: John Williams, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Jorge Calandrelli, Randy Newman, Alf Clausen, Kent Nagano, James Conlon, Gunther Schuller, Arturo Sandoval, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, James Newton-Howard, Patrick Williams, Andy Williams, Sue Raney, Bonnie Raitt, Diana Krall, Carmen Bradford, John Corigliano, Randy Newman, Sergio Commissiona, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Jacek Kaspszyk, Larry Livingston, Carl St.Clair, David Zinman, Noreen Green, Burt Bacharach, and Hal David.
She was granted a full scholarship at the University of Southern California, where she attended the Advanced Studies Program in 2001- 2002 and completed the Master of Music in Performance program in 2004. At USC, she studied with Professors Ralph Fielding and Victoria Miskolczy, and took master classes with Professor McInnes. In the US, she has performed with the most prestigious orchestras including The Los Angeles Opera; The Los Angeles Master Chorale; The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra; The Jewish Symphony Orchestra in Los Angeles, California; The American Youth Symphony at Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Los Angeles; and The Aspen Music Festival Orchestra in Aspen, Colorado.
She taught at the California State University, Northridge in 2008-2010, as well as Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica and Children Music Workshop in Los Angeles in 2007-2013. Ms. Naziemiec become a faculty at the Price College, Los Angeles in 2019.
Currently she serves as a professor at the Pepperdine University, Malibu, music coach for the Junior Chamber Music and provides private instruction in viola, violin, and piano to a wide range of students, from very young children to aspiring professionals. Additionally, she has recorded in scoring sessions at film studios such as Warner Brothers, Fox, Sony, and Paramount. Karolina Naziemiec also performs in Los Angeles as a jazz vocalist.
She recorded her first CD Introduction in 2008, and in 2015, she released Songs of Hope, which was considered for Grammy nomination in 2016. She is interested in and comfortable with all types of music, from classical to jazz, folk, and hip-hop.
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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.