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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Dec 28, 2020



Gregory Sadler is the Founder and President of ReasonIO, a professional training and coaching company based in Milwaukee, WI, where he is an educator, public speaker, author, and content creator.  Gregory is a consultant that makes resources from philosophical texts and thinkers understandable and accessible to a global audience. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, where he teaches Philosophy and Design courses. Robert is currently the Lead Ethics consultant with Paroxysm Digital Pty Ltd. where he collaborates with the leadership team on language and communications pertaining to ethical problems or conflicts, ethical dimensions, and implications of applications. He has an MA and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University and is a certified Philosophical Counselor.


Gregory joins me today to share how he decided to major in philosophy in the early days of his post-Army journey into academia. We discuss the various relationships he’s had with the great thinkers of our times and why no single philosopher has all the rules you should live your life by. Gregory explains how positive psychology and religion are both modes of ‘intentional living’ when we consider how to make decisions rationally. He also shares the philosophers who have inspired him, the famous and the not so famous, from Plutarch to Aristotle to the lesser known academics such as Alasdair MacIntyre.


 “If you can make sense out of human nature using philosophy in ways that are not narrowly specialized, you can do that as an organizational psychologist or you can do that as somebody who's going to come in and fix the HR department” - Gregory Sadler



Today on Mastering Midlife:


  • How Gregory turned an interest in ‘the realm of ideas’ into a solid academic career in philosophy
  • How cognitive therapy, such as REBT and CBT, can play an important role in helping understand our past traumas
  • Why you should consider a mix of philosophical teachers when asking the big life questions
  • What it means to be a ‘rational animal’
  • Why Plutarch is Gregorys recommended go-to if you want to understand human relationships
  • Gregory's picks of the 20th and 21st Century great philosophers
  • Why you should avoid buying into an idea of your own brilliance


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