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The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

Location:

New York, New York

Description:

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

Twitter:

@sdgates

Language:

English

Contact:

914-486-1711


Episodes

Ep 106 Career: How to build a personal brand people will love to hate

9/13/2020
It's never a good time to be generic in your career or your work, but that has never been more true than now. Why do so many people have such generic resumes, portfolios, and personal brands that blend into the crowd? In this episode, we will define what makes up a brand, understand why a personal brand has so much power, the most common problems in building one, and how to build the foundation of a powerful personal brand that will get your noticed. SHOW...

Duration:00:45:31

Ep 105 Career: How to negotiate salary and job offers

8/30/2020
I was shocked to learn that most people have never negotiated their salary for a new or existing job. Your success will be driven in large part by your ability to understand these business concepts, stand up for yourself, take control of your career and your financial future. In this episode, we will discuss the questions you will need to ask when you start the process, how to understand your value, and what to expect from the negotiation process. SHOW...

Duration:00:34:58

Ep 104 #ShareTheMicNow: Working in Tech While Black Part 1 by Jackie Velasquez Ross, Dorcie Lovinsky, and Christian Clark

8/23/2020
The third of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Jackie Velasquez Ross (senior recruiter), Dorcie Lovinsky (engineering manager), and Christian Clark (strategic renewals manager) sharing their history, struggles, and hopes of what it is like to be black and work in the tech industry. Jackie Velasquez Ross has have never met a stranger. She is one of those people that can strike up a conversation with anyone, connect, relate, and make them feel comfortable. She has a background in...

Duration:00:36:48

Ep 103 Leadership: Why creating organization and cultural change is so hard

8/16/2020
People, teams, companies, and our entire culture are going through a lot of change. Many of us struggle to figure out how to move forward, evolve, and create real change. In this episode, we will look at the things that stop organization and cultural change, and how we need to approach our problems to create change no matter your role or seniority. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode103 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:32:22

Ep 102 #ShareTheMicNow: I Dare You to Care by Sylvia Baffour

7/19/2020
The second of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Sylvia Baffour on how to approach the work around us, emotional intelligence, and being aware of the emotional after taste your leave with the people around you. Sylvia Baffour is a Motivational Speaker, Trainer, and Executive Coach named among HubSpot’s Top 15 Female Motivational Speakers alongside Oprah Winfrey, Mel Robbins, and Iyanla Vanzant. She is the President of Baffour International LLC., a company helping organizations...

Duration:00:27:23

Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation

7/5/2020
The first of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes is an intimate and honest conversation between design industry icons Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman about the state of the world, their work, what's going on with some of the design organizations, and much more. Maurice is a pioneering digital creator who is most well-known for his award-winning podcast Revision Path which was launched in 2013 with over 350 in-depth interviews with Black designers, developers, and digital creatives from all over...

Duration:01:00:06

Joining #ShareTheMicNow

6/23/2020
Today, more than ever, it is NECESSARY that we all join #ShareTheMicNow to create unifying actions centered around Black, Brown, Indigenous and/or LGBTQ+ lives, stories, and calls to action. I wanted to create this short episode to talk about why I will be joining the movement, what you can expect in the next few episodes, and what I would like to ask of you.

Duration:00:10:34

Ep 100 Career: Rejecting your life's invisible scripts

6/7/2020
We are often influenced, if not even controlled, by the things we think we need to do and the person we think we need to be in our lives and careers. Chasing and repeating these broken narratives is exhausting, and any deviation from them is met with judgment, imposter syndrome, guilt, self-doubt, frustration, and more in all of us. In this episode, we will look at where these invisible scripts come from, why they continue to influence us, and what we can do to fight them. SHOW...

Duration:00:43:08

Amazing Design People List: Find a job, a mentor, and some hope.

5/17/2020
The Amazing Design People list was created as a worldwide, community-led talent base to help those creatives who have recently been laid off or furloughed. It started as a simple Google sheet, but thanks to Felix Lee and James Baduor it has grown into a site where you can get listed if you are looking for work, apply for 100+ current job openings and get feedback on your portfolio or resume from an astounding collection of mentors. AMAZING DESIGN PEOPLE...

Duration:00:03:25

Ep 99 Career: The 8 habits of successful people

5/10/2020
I talk and coach a lot of successful creatives and leaders. They share 8 common characteristics that set them apart from everyone else and have kept them successful throughout their careers. In this episode, we will explore all aspects of the 8 characteristics I see in the most successful and creative people I know and talk about how you can make them a part of your career development. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode99 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,...

Duration:00:42:02

Ep 98 Career: What to do if you get laid off

4/26/2020
There are few things more anxiety-inducing and career-altering than getting laid off or furloughed. I know because it’s happened to me twice in my career and it taught me a lot. In this episode, we will look at the practical and emotional steps you should take when you get laid off or furloughed, some helpful resourced, and how you can use this to help change your career. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode98 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:29:42

The Crazy One is now on YouTube

4/8/2020
Thanks to all this time at home The Crazy One is now on YouTube with the most popular episodes, tutorials, keynotes, interviews, live streams, favorite videos, and more. Subscribe now! SUBSCRIBE TO THE YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE: http://www.thecrazy1.com/youtube FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:02:07

How I'm finding hope in these difficult times.

3/22/2020
I wanted to quickly share a few insights and perspectives that I've been sharing with friends, co-workers, leaders and other creatives to try and help in these unprecedented times. I hope it helps. FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:18:42

Ep 97 Career: How to deal with change.

3/22/2020
Our careers, personal lives, and the world around us are always changing. This causes stress, anxiety, and even fear, which can derail and debilitate us. But change happens all the time, and how we perceive it and the effect it has on us can make a huge difference in our health, happiness, and success. In this episode, we will look at why we struggle with change, why our feelings about it are normal, and some things we can do to try to deal with it in healthier ways. SHOW...

Duration:00:35:20

Ep 96 Career: Insights from the Design Imposter Syndrome Crazy One Conversations.

3/1/2020
I recently launched my new Crazy One Conversation series by talking with 60 people from 10 countries and 20 U.S. cities in three different Conversations about Design Imposter Syndrome. In this episode, we will recap the basics of Design Imposter Syndrome and then look at some of the factors that are contributing to the explosion of imposter syndrome and go through the best advice, insights, and resources that came out of the three Conversations. SHOW...

Duration:00:38:33

Ep 95 Career: How to create a standout portfolio.

2/16/2020
Creating a standout portfolio is essential because it helps you stand out from the crowd, is one of the main faces of your brand, and your first introduction to prospective employers and your industry. The problem is that it is equal parts art and science with no set formula for success. In this episode, we will look at the trends that are affecting how people see your portfolio, the foundational pieces you will need, and how to build your brand messaging, work case studies and talk about...

Duration:00:42:38

Ep 94 Creativity: The lost art of boredom.

2/2/2020
Creativity has steadily declined for the past 25 years, and no one seems to know why. There are a lot of theories, but I think part of it is because all of our technology and constant engagement is killing boredom, which is an essential part of creativity. In this episode, we will look at why I think boredom is essential to creativity, why it's in incredibly rare supply, and how you can find more of it. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode94 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter,...

Duration:00:19:00

Introducing Crazy One Conversations A new free themed monthly online group conversation series.

1/29/2020
I am very excited to announce the newest addition to The Crazy One platform - Crazy One Conversations, a new series of free themed monthly online group conversations where I want to help us all share, learn, grow and push each other. Head over to TheCrazy1.com for more details and get your spot for the next Conversation today.

Duration:00:04:08

Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.

1/26/2020
You face a lot of challenges in your career, and having a good support system can make getting through them a lot easier. But we all battle insecurity, have less support as we grow our career, experience compassion fatigue, and so much more. In this episode, we will look at why we struggle to keep a support system through our career, the 4 parts of a good support system, and how you can start building one that can help you. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode93 FOLLOW THE CRAZY...

Duration:00:44:25

Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing people

1/19/2020
One of the hardest parts of creativity is that it's subjective, which means it can be discussed, debated, derailed, or even killed by difficult people. We will all have to work with these types of people, and knowing how to do it successfully can be a massive part of it you are successful or not. In this episode, we will look at the 4 different personality types you experience at work, why you have to deal with difficult people, how to do it in a productive way, and what to do if it doesn't...

Duration:00:49:08