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Strong By Design Podcast

Aug 4, 2021

How many times have you thought or been told that you are OCD?  Now, how many of you also take a little pride in being OCD?  After all, this kind of intensity often adds to high performance and the ability to manage multiple things consecutively with superior outcomes!

But what happens when this “high functioning” trait becomes a hurdle, you know “analysis paralysis?”  The good news for all of us labeled as OCD or high-functioning, is that we can harness this hyper-speed drive we have and continue to use it for peak performance. 

Dr. Chloe Carmichael is a clinical psychologist who works with high-functioning clients to help the to reach their goals all while thriving and avoiding the pitfalls of self-sabotage.

With some very simple tools that you can begin practicing each day, you can work with your high-functioning personality to avoid burnout and sustain continued productivity towards persona and professional fulfillment.

Dr. Chloe has been featured on ABC Nightline, Inside Edition and she is the author the Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety


"High functioning people can be so self-critical... it's a gift to be able to spot issues... but it can go haywire if they can't give it a rest.” -Dr. Chloe Carmichael


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong by Design’ podcast

2:18 – Get to know Dr. Chloe Carmichael

6:07 – ‘Nervous Energy’: What is it and how you can use it to your advantage

13:28 – Discover Dr. Chloe’s Mental Shortlist technique

20:29 – Dr. Chloe on what does it mean to be a high-functioning individual

24:04 – High-functioning personality in children: What parents can look for

29:45 – Everything you need to know about ‘Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety’

32:36 – Where you can go to connect with Dr. Chloe Carmichael




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