In This Podcast Episode
Rob McNealy interviews Nicole Casanova of Shift the Game. Nicole created the game, Shift which is a board game for 2-6 players. It is about Love, Fear, Work, Relationships and Human Behavior …and it might just change your life.
Nicole Casanova’s Bio
Nicole Casanova is the CEO, visionary-extraordinaire, and the heart behind Shift. She started her days in a Jewish/Italian family in sunny Miami, Florida . After a stint as honor student, president of this and that, and Miami Beach party girl, Nicole went off to study Communications at Florida State University. From there the eternally driven Ms. Casanova trekked out to Boulder, Colorado to get her Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications. Because her Master’s thesis (this was 1995 when her professors wondered if she’d go door to door signing people up for the World Wide Web) was on Targeted Marketing on the Web, Nicole’s natural next step was to seek fortune and challenge in San Francisco’s world of Internet business. She spent the next six years doing Business Development and selling Internet Advertising for Homestore, Lycos and Mypoints.
Fortune smiled upon her and all three companies went public, the stocks climbed and the Venture Capitalists increased their ad budgets. Life was good. At the same point, Nicole was introduced to A Course in Miracles and began studying the concepts of self-awareness. She became more and more aware that she couldn’t blame her destructive ways on her belief that she was “victim of the world.” Once she finally got that she was responsible and that her motto, “Everything in excess” was less than healthy, Nicole recognized that she had another calling, to convey these same lessons to as many people as possible. The voice grew louder and louder until she left the Internet and her hectic life in San Francisco to answer that call.
Three plus years later it showed up as a company called Exponential Growth. The core product, Shift, is a board game that helps people become more aware of why they behave the way they do. The game teaches people that their perceptions are their reality and that only they have the power to shift their thoughts from Fear to Love. Shift’s message translates equally well to friends, families, partners and even support groups, corporations and organizations. Shift’s mission is to reach as many people as possible and remind them that they are loved.
Nicole currently lives among the stunning mountains of Boulder, CO and is continually thankful for the journey that has brought her here and the excitement of the path ahead. She lives and loves her three dogs that total less than 25 pounds and her fiancé, whose name, ironically, means change in Korean.