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Transforming Our Fear

Fear is a natural, normal, and essential human emotion and experience, especially when we’re growing, changing, and taking risks. Today, I’ll share my own experience of how fear can creep up along with these times of expansion and ways we can rewrite the story we tell ourselves to embrace change, and the fear that often comes with it. We talk about acknowledging fear, viewing it as excitement, and reframing the way we experience it. Key Takeaways [5:28] Going off on your own and starting...


Finding Common Ground In These Politically Divisive Times

With the impeachment inquiry heating up, our already crazy political environment here in the United States seems to be getting even crazier. Many of us have strong opinions and beliefs about what’s happening right now and about politics in general. Our differences on these fronts can lead to us feeling isolated and at odds with the people we work with, live with, and interact with in life. Today on the show, we talk about why it’s important for us to get out of our bubble, listen to...


The Importance of Acknowledging Bias and Privilege

Today we’re talking about bias and privilege, two topics that can be thorny and difficult to talk about, but extremely important for so many reasons, especially in today’s world. I talk about what bias and privilege are, why it’s essential for us to be aware of them, and some examples of each. We also talk about creating a team culture that acknowledges bias and privilege, and at the same time creates an environment of belonging and trust. Key Takeaways [3:39] There are two types of...


Everything is Figureoutable

I’m inspired by Marie Forleo’s fantastic new book, Everything is Figureoutable, and I listened to a great podcast episode featuring Marie and her best friend Kris Carr last week when the book came out. It got me thinking about how we can figure things out and adopt a healthy approach to life and business that sets us up for success. On today’s show, we discuss the difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset and why it matters, as well as what it takes to challenge ourselves to...


The Importance of Embracing Anger (and all of our emotions)

This week, we talk about healthy ways of feeling and expressing our anger (and all of our emotions), both at work and at home. I share my own personal experience of staying with anger to get to the root of the issue and why we tend to suppress our emotions in the first place. I also provide some of my personal favorite ways to get in touch with our emotions and express them in ways that are positive and give us our power. Key Takeaways [2:28] When you lean into discomfort and have the...


Revolutionizing Leadership with Brian Cunningham

Brian Cunningham, CEO of Wahiawa General Hospital and author of The Leadership Revolution, joins the show this week. Brian shares the story of his fascinating background from working as a parking lot attendant at a hospital, to gaining a position in leadership, all with the mission to serve as many people as possible. Brian talks about what life is like in Hawaii, how he works to create a culture where everyone in the organization is clear on values, and how the quality of service is...


How to Embrace the Discomfort of Creating What Matters To Us

In this week’s solo episode, I share some takeaways I’ve encountered while working on the manuscript for my next book, We’re All In This Together. Many of these things may be relevant to you while engaging in a creative project or anything important you’re currently working on (or wanting to). I talk about embracing deadlines, accepting help from others, and staying in the discomfort of that messy middle part, among other important things. Key Takeaways [6:17] Deadlines are important....


Authentic Leadership with Aimée Lapic

I’m joined on the show today by Aimée Lapic, the Chief Marketing Officer at Pandora. She’s a passionate, authentic, and high performing leader who cares deeply about her team. Aimée and I discuss ways to be authentic and caring as a leader, how to manage your personal and professional life without feeling guilty, and the key elements that make a great team. Key Takeaways [3:25] Aimée shares a little bit about her background and where she grew up. [9:50] Back in the mid-’90s the internet...


How to Create an Inclusive Culture with Holly Dowling

My friend Holly Dowling joins the show today. She’s a thought leader and a fantastic inspirational keynote speaker. Holly is passionate about creating inclusive environments within companies so that teams can thrive and organizations can retain talented people. She and I talk in-depth about how to create a culture where everyone feels a true sense of respect and belonging. Key Takeaways [4:25] What’s new in the world of inclusive leadership? [6:35] Why are more men showing up to...


Brave Leadership with Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis, author of Brave Leadership and expert in authentic leadership, joins the show this week. Kimberly shares how her experience as a trained actor set the stage for a career in leadership and coaching, the relationship between bravery and fear, and how we can live, lead, and work with courage. Kimberly helps people and leaders connect to their real and powerful selves, which in turn creates a team culture where others feel at ease to do the same. Key Takeaways [5:30] One of...


Why Taking Breaks is So Important

In today’s busy world with a never-ending “to-do” list of obligations, responsibilities, and commitments, it’s hard to take a break. In today’s episode, I share my own experience of taking a break in the midst of the daily grind and why it’s important to get off the grid every now and then for your own well-being and creativity. Wherever you are in your career, and whether you love almost every minute of what you do or you need to get better aligned, you can purposefully and deliberately...


How to Know When It’s Time to Pivot, with Jenny Blake

Author, entrepreneur, coach, and speaker Jenny Blake has a passion for helping people move beyond burnout and create the kind of work and life that truly inspires them. Jenny joins the show today to discuss her work at startups and at Google, which then led to her own big pivot and starting her own business. She talks about what inspired her to write her first book, Life After College, while still working at Google. Jenny also shares her journey of going out on her own, the methodology...


Culture is Not One Thing, It’s a Bunch of Little Things with Chris Barbin

Chris Barbin is a serial entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years of experience across a number of startups, companies, and enterprises. Chris joins the show today to talk with us about his work as a Venture Partner at GGV Capital, how he co-founded Appirio and stayed on as Chief Culture Officer when it was acquired from Wipro. Chris is an expert on company culture, team building and what it takes to scale a business. He also gives advice on building strong relationships when people...


Why Psychological Safety is Necessary for High Performing Teams, with Amy Edmonson

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, and the world’s leading expert in psychological safety. On this week’s podcast episode, Amy and I discuss her groundbreaking research, as well as her latest book, The Fearless Organization. We also talk about what psychological safety is, what it is not, why it’s necessary for high performance, examples of leaders who are doing it well, and what we can do even better in modern society to...


How to Be an Inclusive Leader with Jennifer Brown

Award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker, Jennifer Brown, returns as a guest this week. Jennifer has a fantastic new book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader, which comes out in August. This book has important information we need now more than ever in the workplace. Jennifer discusses where one even starts when trying to create a culture of inclusion and belonging, and what leaders can do specifically to cultivate this type of environment. She also shares the reasons why people may refrain...


How to Live in Wonder with Eric Saperston

My friend Eric Saperston is an award-winning filmmaker, best-selling author, international speaker and the Chief Creative Officer of an organization called Live In Wonder. He’s an amazing human being and joins me on the show today to discuss what he has learned from over 25 years studying the behaviors of extraordinary people. Eric met, hung out with, and interviewed actors, musicians, artists, and business executives while creating his documentary The Journey. He talks about the common...


A New Generation of Empathy with Vicki Abadesco

Today I talk to my friend and colleague of almost 20 years, Vicki Abadesco. As the Co-Founder of of an amazing organization called Soul Shoppe, Vicki brings 30 years as an educator teaching life skills and conflict resolution tools to both young people and adults. She’s also a fellow for the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and author of the book Free to Be. Vicki talks with us today about what it takes to create a truly safe environment, the growth and impact of Soul Shoppe, and what she has...


Creating a Winning Culture with Deltek CEO Mike Corkery

This week we welcome Mike Corkery, President and CEO of Deltek, to the show. He and his team at Deltek have created a strong company culture that is focused on authenticity, collaboration, and performance. Mike shares his perspective on leadership and what it takes to create a winning culture. He also talks about career advice for the modern working world, the importance of taking ownership of our careers, and how Deltek’s values inform the way they operate and serve their customers. Key...


Full Monty Leadership

In this episode I talk with author, podcaster, and leadership speaker Dov Baron. He is one of the most passionate and unique people I’ve ever had on the podcast. We talked about his business Full Monty Leadership, what real authenticity looks like, and what gets in the way of our true magnificence. It is a fascinating, intense, and explicit conversation. Key Takeaways [4:22] Dov has been an entrepreneur since the early age of 15. He grew up in Northern England in the ghetto, surrounded...


Making Everyone Feel Welcome

Freddy Garcia is the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement at Marist College in New York. His role is to promote inclusion amongst all constituents of the college and to teach others how to really listen with curiosity, openness, and compassion. He joins me today to discuss how he got into this role, what he has seen change in diversity and inclusion over the recent years, and the challenges we are facing now more than ever. We also talk about...