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Can We Find Common Ground?

This week, we continue exploring the themes of gender, equality, and inclusion and discuss finding a common ground in this time of intense polarization. It’s often a challenging and uncomfortable conversation, but I feel it is a crucial one in order for us to show up authentically and really bring our whole self to work and life. I believe it’s time we stand up, speak up, really listen to each other, and then see if we can find common ground from a place of authentic connection and...


Let’s Talk About Gender

For so many reasons, not the least of which is the current news dominating all forms of media here in the United States right now about the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, gender is such an important issue for us to address. I hear things from women all that time that leave me humbled, confused, angry, and feeling like something has got to change in a big way. Gender can be a messy and confusing topic to talk about for many reasons, but it’s a conversation that must be had in...


The Power of Trust

Trust is something I’ve been focused on for most of my life. Sometimes it’s been easy to trust myself and others and sometimes it’s been a real challenge. Today, I’ll share my own insights and breakthroughs on trust and the four different types that are important in every aspect of our life. Trust me, it will be a good one! Key Takeaways: [2:55] This episode covers the four different types of trust that are important to everything we do in life and our relationships with ourselves and...


Maybe It’s You - Personal Responsibility with Lauren Handel Zander

This week, we are joined by a powerhouse of a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and author, Lauren Handel Zander. Lauren has over 20 years’ experience of challenging people to tell the truth, change their habits and really “cut the crap” in their life. She talks about the steps in her life that led her to found the Handel Group, an International Corporate Consulting and Life Coaching Company, that employs her no-nonsense and practical approach, the Handel Method. Her...


How to Turn Disappointment Into Power

In today’s solo episode, we pull the cover off a “dirty word” almost all of us, myself included, try so hard to avoid — disappointment. I talk about what happens when we avoid it, how to recognize it and move through it, and what to do when someone or something disappoints us — or even worse — we disappoint others. Authentically feeling disappointed can actually allow us to unlock greater success and fulfillment. Key Takeaways: [4:59] A recent session with my coach Eleanor brought up...


The Importance of Lifelong Learning with Kelly Palmer

On today’s episode, I talk with Kelly Palmer. Kelly is the Chief Learning Officer at Degreed and Co-Author of the brand new book, The Expertise Economy, How The Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, and Succeed. Prior to that, she was the VP of Learning at Yahoo and Chief Learning Officer at LinkedIn. Kelly’s passionate about shaking up the antiquated models of learning and development in the corporate world and is an advocate of using technology to support an environment...


Leadership Without Titles with Drew Dudley

In today’s episode, I talk with leadership author, speaker, and entrepreneur Drew Dudley. Drew inspires us to appreciate leadership in all forms and rewire the way we think of what it truly means to be a leader. He shares some practical tips on how to discover the leader within ourselves, the power in recognizing leadership in ways that may not be traditional, his famous lollipop story from his viral TED talk, and the low down on why Canadians are so polite. Drew’s brand new book, This is...


How to Become a Remarkable Remote Leader with Kevin Eikenberry

During this week’s episode, Kevin Eikenberry, Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group and author of many influential leadership books joins me to discuss his new book, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership. Kevin expresses the importance of an achievement mindset, how to encourage better choice management and the process of building trust through interactional, not transactional experiences. Key Takeaways: [2:40] What the phrase ‘bring your...


People, Profit, and The Planet with Carley Hauck

My guest on this week’s episode, Carley Hauck, is the founder of Living Well Awake. Her organization blends mindfulness, resilience, and responsible leadership with profitability through executive coaching and well-being consultations. Inspired by the Art of Happiness, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Carley creates a curriculum designed to make others feel safe bringing their authentic selves to work and to inspire them to have a positive impact on the world. She teaches at Stanford, UC...


Bring Something New Into the World with Dave Blum

My guest on this week’s episode, Dave Blum, transforms different places in the world into living board games. He is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Clue, a team-building treasure hunt that builds trust, camaraderie, and empathy within the teams of some of the largest organizations in the world. His games give team members a common goal outside of the traditional office environment. He created his unique business based on what he thought he could contribute to the world. I'm grateful to have been...


We All Have a Role to Play in Change with Jennifer Brown

In this week’s episode, I speak with a top expert on diversity and inclusion, Jennifer Brown. She is the Founder, President, and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting and author of the best selling book, Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change. Jennifer works with Fortune 500 companies all over the world to equip people with a clear diversity roadmap and to educate them about why inclusive behaviors are good leadership behaviors. Key Takeaways: [3:39] What the phrase...


Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

In this week’s solo episode, I talk about what it takes for us to push past our self-imposed limits and step out of our comfort zone. What limits us from taking risks in life and at work? What makes us stand on the edge and look over but not move forward? Consciously stepping out of our comfort zone is required for us to grow and develop but it can be scary to try new things. Making commitments, having clear deadlines, and being curious can help us make real progress towards growth. What...


Three Underrated Aspects of Success, Fulfillment, and Growth

In this week’s solo episode, I share three different topics that are necessary for us to bring our whole selves to work and to life - taking breaks, creating healthy habits, and asking for help. Taking breaks is an essential part of our growth and success process, but can be challenging given the nature of technology, expectations, and the way we work and communicate these days. When we rest, it allows us to reflect, recharge, and gain important perspective and insight - all things that are...


How to Navigate the Intense Political Divide

In this week’s solo episode, I contemplate our ability to have authentic conversations about the divisive nature of the news and the complex issues we’re facing in our country and our world right now. By way of an example, I describe an interesting and challenging conversation I had on an airplane recently. The person was willing to share his passionate and very different political views with me. What if we took time to listen to each other’s views without self-righteousness? Could these...


The Importance of Taking Care of Ourselves

In order to bring our whole selves to work and to fully engage in our lives we need to make taking care of ourselves a priority. In this week's episode I share some of my own current challenges with self-care and explore how we can take better care of ourselves. The way we work and live these days doesn't always lend itself to prioritizing our well-being. And, if we're going to do our work with authenticity, depth, and impact, and live our lives in a healthy and productive way, we have to...


What the Golden State Warriors Can Teach Us About Teamwork

In today’s solo episode, I use the Golden State Warriors as an example of a team that exemplifies a true championship team. As a lifelong fan of the Warriors, born and raised in Oakland, I’ve witnessed plenty of failure from this franchise over the years. The current incarnation of the Golden State Warriors, who just won their third NBA title in the past four seasons, however, is arguably one of the greatest teams in basketball history. And, not only have they been incredibly successful...


Bringing it All Together

Today’s episode is the final solo podcast in which I discuss the key themes of my new book Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. During this episode, I review each of the five principles. I also detail specific actions and practical applications that can be implemented independently or collaboratively in a team environment. Key Takeaways: Action ideas for the five key principles of Bring Your Whole Self to Work: [5:10] Be...


Create a Championship Team

Today’s episode is the fifth in a series of solo podcasts in which I discuss each of the five principles of my new book Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. During this episode, I unpack the fifth and final principal, Create a Championship Team. A positive culture is an intangible, foundational element of teams and organizations that achieve peak performance. Building a strong culture and good team chemistry involves fostering a...


Embrace a Growth Mindset

Today’s episode is the fourth in a series of solo podcasts in which I discuss the five principles of my new book Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. During this episode, I talk about the importance of embracing a growth mindset. Growth mindset is a powerful concept introduced to the world over a decade ago by Stanford professor Carol Dweck. Our ability to adapt to change, take feedback, and look at everything that comes our way,...


Focus on Emotional Intelligence

Today’s episode is the third in a series of podcasts in which I discuss the five principles of my new book Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. During this episode, I talk about emotional intelligence and the core components that characterize it, as well as the importance of expressing our emotions at work and how we can listen more effectively. I also touch on blending mindfulness into our connected world and the essence of...