A Special Podcast Series

Episode 19

Where To Go When You Get Triggered (Hint: Not Your Imagination)

With Barbara Patterson + Melissa Palazzo-Hart

Today, Melissa and Barb discuss the customary direction in which many of us look when we get triggered by something in the unknown.

Barb and Melissa share, in a lighthearted and helpful way, how they keep from living in their imaginations to keep make-believe scenarios from running the show.


  • Melissa kicks us off with a story about a vague email her husband received from his client. She shares how, between sips of her Nespresso, she made right with her mind and decided to be in the moment rather than worry about the potential outcome of her hubby’s mysterious email. [00:02:27]
  • Barb shares a time that one of her mentors’ calls gave her pause and all the ways she began to worry about what was in store for her once she returned their call. The reason for their call, well… surprised her. [00:07:01]
  • Melissa shines a light on the effectiveness of ‘returning to center.’ [00:11:00]
  • Barb reminds us that imagination exists in fantasy and how that distinction alone can shift things. [00:13:51]
  • For the rest of the show, Barb and Melissa share anecdotes of how they move from worry to solution by calling themselves back to the moment. 



Meet Your Hosts

Barbara Patterson is the owner of a global coaching and consulting company bringing the insights of performance and fulfillment to clients around the world. She helps organizations, leaders, entrepreneurs and coaches access more clarity, creativity, have greater impact and higher levels of performance in work and life. Barb is the Founder of Beyond Limits in Business, a global platform and community designed to point people to the source of human potential.

You can follow Barb on Linkedin ,Twitter and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at

Melissa Palazzo-Hart has 25 years’ experience leading marketing, strategy, finance, operations, and talent for some of the most prestigious agencies and brands including Disney, Activision and Omnicom. Throughout her career, she has built campaigns for some of the biggest names in entertainment and media which have been awarded Emmy Awards, Cannes Lion Awards, Effies, Telly Awards, Game Marketing Awards, Broadcast Design Association Gold Awards, and Clio Awards. Melissa is building a movement of paradigm shifters to unlock the potential of their minds to affect change in our world through seeing and living beyond perceived limits. She guides leaders and organizations at the highest levels how to make a meaningful impact through the power of heart work, instead of hard work.

You can follow Melissa on Linkedin and Instagram. You can also subscribe to her weekly blog on her website at


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