Coaching Yourself to Victory: Making Changes that Matter


Sharon PahlkaOn this week’s show, Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst speak with Sharon Pahlka, a truly remarkable woman who has been a kidney patient for three decades but has never let that stop her from doing the things she has wanted to do (even competitive water skiing, when she was a bit younger). She now helps others with chronic illnesses to “live their lives on purpose and making changes that matter.”

Sharon, a certified Life Coach and kidney patient for more than 32 years, coaches people who are interested in making changes in their lives.

“My life coaching is based on making the best choices possible, doing the best you can, controlling the things you can control and influence, and letting go of the rest.” – Sharon Pahlka.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.


Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.

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