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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 115 Leadership: How to write an effective and unbiased job description

5/2/2021
We have talked before about how job descriptions are one of the most significant sources of imposter syndrome. Why don't we find a more effective format and address the bias built into this process? In this episode, we will look at the common problems when we start the process, the basics of the great job description, how to remove bias from your job descriptions, and how to go beyond the JD to do more to make hiring a better and more equitable process. SHOW...

Duration:00:37:11

Ep 114 Career: Overcoming fear and self-doubt

4/25/2021
The pandemic has grown and magnified many people's fears and imposter syndrome. We have all been forced into a huge amount of change in a short amount of time, and those new and old fears are starting to manifest in bad ways for a lot of people and companies. In this episode, we will look at why fear and self-doubt grow in people, leaders, and companies, the 6 types of fears creatives often suffer from, and our mindsets that often feed those fears. SHOW...

Duration:00:41:51

Ep 113 Career: Understanding the 2021 job market

2/7/2021
The last year has brought challenges none of us could have seen coming. 2021 has just started, but there is a surprising amount of new opportunities, companies evolving, and creative talent on the move as companies and people react to those changes. In this episode, look at the trends that are driving the 2021 job market for companies and for you no matter your level of experience, and what are some of the things you can do to take advantage of it all. SHOW...

Duration:00:35:48

Ep 112 #ShareTheMicNow: The Power of Youth in Redesigning Systems by Antionette Carroll

1/31/2021
The fifth of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Antionette Carroll discussing The Power of Youth in Redesigning Systems with Connie Flores, Nora Lidia, Robert Beckles and Quinton Ward. Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations through education and training programs, community engagement consulting, an online national platform, and...

Duration:00:53:49

Ep 111 #ShareTheMicNow: Dismantling White Supremacy in Design by Antionette Carroll

1/17/2021
The fourth of the #ShareTheMicNow episodes was created by Antionette Carroll in conversation with David Clifford the founder of Design School X and Liberatory Design, and Timothy Bardlavens co-founder of &Design and Product Design Manager at Facebook discussing Dismantling White Supremacy in Design. Antionette D. Carroll is the Founder and CEO of Creative Reaction Lab, a nonprofit social enterprise designing healthy and racially equitable communities for Black and Latinx populations...

Duration:00:48:53

Ep 110 Creativity: 'Metallica’s rock ‘n roll insights on creativity and leadership’ from HOW Design Live 2020

12/6/2020
In a rare public interview, I sat down with Marc Reiter, who has worked with Metallica for a quarter-century as their “Chief Creative Guy” to discuss what he has learned working with such iconic creative teams, what drives originality, and what you can learn from all of it. Marc oversees their record label, Blackened Recordings, and works closely with the band to plan and execute all of their music, video, and film releases, as well as overseeing many of the band’s new ventures. Before that,...

Duration:00:50:59

Ep 109 Creativity: ’Hope is not a strategy’ keynote from HOW Design Live 2020

11/22/2020
This episode is a replay of my main stage keynote from HOW Design Live 2020. In a continuation of the most popular talk and main stage keynote from HOW 2019, we will look at the debt we all carry that shares our perspective, the barriers we create for ourselves, and how to find a new mindset to create sustained success. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode109 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:48:17

Ep 108 Memorial: The life and lessons of my father, David Gates

10/25/2020
Many of you may know that my relationship with my father was unique in that he was my father, but he was also a creative director, my mentor, my first boss, and the foundation of everything I am. On October 5th, 2020, he suddenly passed away. In this episode, I want to share my father's story as a designer and creative director, how my life has been a direct reaction to his career, and in sharing those stories, I hope you can better understand me, my father, and yourself. SHOW...

Duration:00:40:16

Ep 107 Career: How to outsmart the broken recruiting system

9/27/2020
As we search for a new job, we often slam into a wall of frustration and self-doubt where we aren't sure how to overcome it or get better results in the hiring process. In this episode, we will look at all of the problems that arise during a job hunt and look at how we can use some new thinking and approaches to short circuit this problem and get better results. SHOW NOTES: http://thecrazy1.com/episode107 FOLLOW THE CRAZY ONE: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook

Duration:00:37:38

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