Finding Your Tribe: The Importance of Building Strong Connections to Help Our Communities Thrive with Radha Agrawal & Dr. Ann Steiner

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Human beings are meant to function as part of a community. Yet, one in four Americans say they have no friends to confide in. Feeling loneliness or isolation can be detrimental to our health so why are we spending so much time alone?  Why are we one of the least likely nations to touch each other when we communicate? And, why don’t we exploit our natural ability to dose ourselves with feel-good hormones? To uncover the reasons and discover the solutions, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two women who want to unlock the beauty of the human experience through dance and communications. Daybreaker creator Radha Agrawal and Expert Group Facilitator Dr. Ann Steiner share the different ways humans can become involved with like- minded tribes and communicate effectively within those groups.


Does something in this conversation resonate with you? Are you in need of a professional speaker who can elevate your tribe & enliven your culture? Lisa Cypers Kamen is an award-winning speaker, author & happiness expert who facilitates life-changing presentations for organizations of any size. The science is clear, happier people thrive in life. If you are ready to inject joy into your organization, find out which program is best for you at Lisa’s Live Events.

Radha Agrawal — Building Strong Connections:
  • What inspired Radha to create the Daybreaker dance experience? [2:28]
  • Radha wrote Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live A More Connected Life to demonstrate how people can find their people. [6:57]
  • Daybreaker events help people get their daily D.O.S.E. [10:59]
  • Getting gooey with yourself to understand what you really want and how you show up for others. [20:19]
  • The importance of gentle self-awareness, giving our attention to friends, and playfulness. [24:21]

Radha Agrawal is a social entrepreneur, impact investor, inventor, speaker, and lifelong community builder. She co-founded Daybreaker, the grassroots, sober early morning dance phenomenon that takes place in 25 cities across the globe and has a rapidly growing loyal community of almost half a million people. Radha is also an angel investor with over a dozen exciting start-ups whose investors also include Beyoncé, Mark Cuban, and Troy Carter. She is also the recipient of the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award and has been touted as “1 of 8 women who will change the world” by MTV. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Book: Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live A More Connected Life


Belong Book Website
Daybreaker Website
Radha Agrawal Website
@dybrkr on Twitter
@Radhatwin on Twitter
@dybrkr on Instagram

Dr. Ann Steiner — Help Your Group Thrive:
  • The advantages of establishing group agreements to reach a common goal. [31:48]
  • The 12-step program outlined in Dr. Steiner’s book, Help Your Group Thrive, clearly defines roles for group members. [35:15]
  • Is it possible to have healthy conflict in a group? [37:50]
  • How to make group members feel at ease and confirm ownership. [43:56]
  • The importance of providing constructive feedback to a group. [47:41]

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., M.F.T., CGP, FAGPA has been treating clients and leading psychotherapy groups for 30 years. She supervises, trains and consults with therapists and their clients.

Book: Help Your Group Thrive: A Workbook and Planning Guide



Dr. Steiner Website 
Dr. Ann Steiner on Facebook

This episode of Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio is sponsored by:

StoryWorth — Documenting and sharing our journeys with those we care about brings us closer together. StoryWorth captures the magic of storytelling and preserves your memories.  Memories will be bound into a hardcover, printed keepsake book. Get $20 off a priceless gift that keeps on giving at

Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life — A guidebook for learning how to harvest happiness through self-mastery. Happiness waits for no one and sometimes we all need support. What is getting in the way of your happiness right now?

H-Factor: Where is Your Heart? — Lisa’s documentary film that explores the journey of human happiness. Emotions are contagious and happiness is a universally-desired state. We tend to forget we all have the freedom to be happy or the liberty to be miserable each day.