Tammy and Dez in their natural podcasting state.

Tammy and Dez in their natural podcasting state.

 

Hosted by two best friends who saw a need for a relatable and reliable mental health and personal development focused podcast.

Dez and Tammy met in undergrad at The University of Portland while finishing out their psych credits. The two bonded over the stress of grad school applications and found themselves in the same doctoral program at Pacific University.

Dez ultimately got bored of grad school and wanted to start making that sweet sweet cash, leaving Pacific with an MS in Applied Psychology, focusing on organizational development (business psych for short) and an MBA with a marketing focus. Dez has spent the last few years working in Startup Land in various project management and marketing roles. In her spare time, Dez is a frequent media contributor on topics such as business burnout, personal branding, and anxiety. She has been featured in publications such as Yahoo Lifestyle, Huffington Post, Bustle, Romper, and more.

While Dez was off learning in the post-grad school of hard knocks, Tammy went on and got that big D—her doctorate in clinical psychology. Tammy currently works in community mental health with a focus on reducing stigma and increasing access to mental healthcare. She also has her MBA because “it seemed like something fun to do.” When Tammy isn’t working or podcasting she can be found hanging out with her family or playing Dungeons & Dragons. Because she’s cool like that.