OwlTail

Cover image of Mala in the Middle

Mala in the Middle

Are you on a journey that matters enough to you? Mala – leadership coach – will guide you through the middle of your journey to confidently answer this question. Learn tools, frameworks, and practical strategies to take yourself through your middles. After thousands of hours of coaching leaders in their middles, I’ve learned everyone who takes time to identify, unpack, and learn from their middles are much more likely to take a journey that matters enough to them. Join us on your journey, new episodes every other week. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it!

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

Warning: This podcast data isn't working.

This means that the episode rankings aren't working properly. Please revisit us at a later time to get the best episodes of this podcast!

Podcast cover

Mala Grewal: Podcast Host, Coach, and Middle Guru

In her first solocast, Mala will walk you through her highlight reel from this season's podcast guests and what learnings stood out to her in relationship to all of our journeys. Mala teaches the power in bringing awareness to our middles through simple coaching questions that we can ask ourselves as we reflect on 2020. Bring these questions with you as you create what matters enough on your journey this holiday season and into the new year.

32mins

23 Nov 2020

Rank #1

Podcast cover

Devon Teuscher: Principal Ballet Dancer, American Ballet Theatre

A true privilege to have prestigious principal ballerina, Devon Teuscher. Devon talks us through the middles dancers face on their focused career paths and the critical role they play in not only every performance, but also in every rehearsal. Devon fell in love with ballet at age 9, learned both the art and grind throughout her teens, and has never looked back since. Tune in to learn how Devon's middles have grown to become the reason why she's on a journey that matters enough to her.

53mins

2 Nov 2020

Rank #2

Podcast cover

Erik & Emily Orton: Global Sailors, Authors, and Serial Dreamers

Erik and Emily take us through their epic and unthinkable 1 year sailing journey with their 5 children from Manhattan to the Caribbean and back with no money, time, or skills. Their boating adventure was anything but boring and packed with all of the unknown, unexpected, unwanted, and mess we expect in the middles at sea. The Ortons share the why and how they made their decision to take on their outrageous dream as a family and how it forever changed the trajectories of their lives.

1hr 18mins

14 Sep 2020

Rank #3

Podcast cover

Sharon Harris: English Professor, Author, and Shakespeare Guru

Dive deep with Sharon as she walks us through the intersection of the mind, the heart, and the spirit, to unlock the power of identity to create authentic lives. Sharon shares her own journey of self-discovery in higher education and making dreams come true through grit, tenacity, and focus. This episode is packed with unprecedented personal and professional middles that resonate with all of us on journeys to discover what matters enough.

39mins

31 Aug 2020

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

Amy Marshall: COVID-19 Hero and Director of Nursing Lenox Hill Hospital NYC

In this rare honor of an episode, Nurse Amy walks us directly into New York City's prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital in March of 2020 as horrific COVID-19 hit the United States. She takes us through the unknown, unexpected, unwanted, and mess of what Amy considers to be one of the largest middles we've ever faced. Learn the impact that COVID-19 has had on herself, her 300+ nursing staff, the middle survival aids they've leaned on, and what Amy's current life questions are as she deals with the aftermath messiness. An eye-opening episode offering much needed perspective for all of us.

56mins

24 Aug 2020

Rank #5

Podcast cover

BONUS: Malia Morris: Astonishing Virtual Voice Teacher and TikTok Influencer

Leaving you on a cliff-hanger in her original episode, we couldn't help but bring Malia back on for a mini-BONUS episode to discuss how she went from 100 followers to over 87,000 followers in 7 weeks on TikTok. Malia will take us through her start, her middle, and the end she may or may not have in mind as her viral journey evolves. She'll share how shes emotionally processing it all while keeping up the work that it takes to keep an audience engaged. An episode you won't want to miss!

20mins

10 Aug 2020

Rank #6

Podcast cover

Malia Morris: Vocalist, Actress, and TikTok Star

In this thought provoking and inspiring conversation, we join Malia in the fascinating world of Broadway and vocal performance. She discusses stage life and why being centered emotionally is vital to make progress professionally and personally. She talks about everything from vocal pedagogy to the impact of engagement vs. followers on TikTok to why a value system is essential to her overall happiness and journey. This episode teaches us how talent, choice, conflict, and momentum can juxtapose each other and how sometimes the non-traditional path is the one worth taking.

53mins

27 Jul 2020

Rank #7

Podcast cover

Brian Morgan: Thinker, Lecturer, and Writer

Brian Morgan's passion is understanding why human beings do the things we do. In this extraordinary conversation Brian takes us deep into life's big questions on ego, meaning, purpose, safety, and even death. He takes us from the abstract to the concrete of his journey and challenges us to take on wisdom by considering how much we do NOT know. In this episode I invite you to press pause as often as you'd like as Brian drops one transformative concept after the other, this is the lecture of lectures!

53mins

27 Jul 2020

Rank #8

Podcast cover

Courtney Webb: TV Program Host, Entrepreneur, and Skeleton Athlete

In this high energy episode, superstar motivator, Courtney Webb and I, go straight into the many middles of her extraordinary career path. As an athlete, Courtney describes middles as "time outs" and the top lessons she's learned from them as she's strived to live her values, accurately gauge if a good opportunity is freeing or limiting her, attempts to gain confidence in learning new skills, and explores how to discern if the journey matters enough to her when it shows up. This is a wisdom packed, big risk taking conversation applicable to anyone trying to figure out what's next!

1hr 15mins

27 Jul 2020

Rank #9

Podcast cover

Welcome to Mala in the Middle

Are you on a journey that matters enough to you? Mala – leadership coach – will guide you through the middle of your journey to confidently answer this question. Learn tools, frameworks, and practical strategies to take yourself through your middles. After thousands of hours of coaching leaders in their middles, I’ve learned everyone who takes time to identify, unpack, and learn from their middles are much more likely to take a journey that matters enough to them. Join us on your journey, new episodes every week. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts, and please rate and review the podcast if you enjoy it!

1min

20 Apr 2020

Rank #10