Bring Your Whole Self to Work-logo

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

4 Favorites

More Information


United States






Below the Surface

When you heard about the hate march in Charlottesville, Virginia how willing were you to talk about it? Did you discuss it at work? Did you discuss it with others who are different than you? Did you consider how your personal history influenced your views? This week I explore the topics of gender, race, and diversity. I reflect on the privileges afforded to straight, white males, and how being aware of those privileges may be the key to unlocking empathy and compassion for others. Key...

Duration: 00:32:34

The Power of Completion

This week’s episode comes on the heels of the finishing of my manuscript for Bring Your Whole Self to Work. I feel a sense of accomplishment in having my work completed, and I realize having a deadline was a motivator for me. But, did I enjoy the process? Starting any creative project opens us up to vulnerability and discomfort, because we don’t know how it will turn out. What if we could be satisfied with the growth that accompanies the creation, not just the achievement that is the...

Duration: 00:14:59

Forgiving Instead of Fixing

I am recording this week’s podcast close to midnight on the eve of my manuscript’s due date. I happily share with you that I have finished the manuscript and will be sending it to Hay House (my publisher) after finishing my final review and writing the Acknowledgements. This week I was provoked to consider my motivation for wanting to change, fix, and heal myself through my personal development work, which is something I wrote a bit about in the book. What if instead of criticizing ourselves...

Duration: 00:26:54

Getting Uncomfortable for the Purpose of Growth

I am recording this week’s podcast from a hotel room near Napa, CA, where I’m focused on finishing the manuscript for my book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. As I write the growth mindset chapter, it’s forcing me to take an introspective look at the areas of my life in which I employ a growth or a fixed mindset. Growth often require us to be vulnerable and uncomfortable What triggers us to stay in a fixed mindset, when we know growth and development come from our willingness to try and to...

Duration: 00:28:01

Embrace Your Creative Process

I am recording this week’s podcast from a hotel room in Calistoga, CA where I’m focused on finishing the manuscript for my book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, which is due August 1st. I find myself knee-deep in the creative process, having completed about 37,000 words of my intended 60,000 word objective. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to inspire my creativity, specifically my writing, and how we’re all creative in some way, even if we all demonstrate it differently. In this...

Duration: 00:20:49

Bring Your Whole Self to Life with Dr. Robert Holden

During this week’s podcast, I have a conversation with my dear friend, Dr. Robert Holden. Robert is a well-known author and spiritual psychologist from the UK. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America, and his books, including Happiness NOW!, have made him a sought-after speaker. But, Robert is much more than his accolades. He is a husband, a father and a teacher with a deep understanding of the human experience. During this interview, he kindly shares his...

Duration: 00:51:38

The B.S. of a Typical Midwestern Business with Jennifer Rock and Mike Voss

This week’s podcast is a conversation with the authors of B.S., Incorporated, Jennifer Rock and Mike Voss. The duo met at Best Buy, a company based in the passive-aggressively “nice” city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They spent the better part of two decades in corporate America writing speeches and running Internal Communications. This experience contributed to their innate knowledge of the B.S. that resides in most large groups of people and lends itself to their insightful, and funny,...

Duration: 00:39:17

How to Integrate Parenthood and Business with Vicki Hoefle

From the moment we are aware our first child is coming, we become parents. We continue to be parents for the rest of our lives. We don’t stop being parents when we show up at work, have a date with our spouse, or when we end a relationship. During this week’s episode, I speak with Vicki Hoefle about all aspects of parenting. Vicki Hoefle is a professional parent educator and certified ICF (International Coaching Federation) coach with over 20 years’ experience. She is the author of...

Duration: 00:49:49

Creating a Healthy and Authentic Work Culture with Tami Simon

My guest on this week’s podcast is Tami Simon. Tami is the Founder and CEO of Sounds True, a wonderful publishing company in Boulder, Colorado that disseminates spiritual wisdom. Tami started Sounds True in 1985 with live conference recordings of Ram Dass and Stephen Levine. Over the last 32 years, Sounds True has grown and evolved. They continue to produce spiritual audio and learning programs, as well as books and apps. I met Tami a few years ago at a Wisdom 2.0 conference, and at the...

Duration: 00:44:18

Building Communities within Corporations with Cindy Elkins

This week’s episode focuses on leadership and having an attitude of gratitude. My guest, Cindy Elkins, joins me to share how her experiences at Genentech and as a board member of Weight Watchers International, have shaped her perspective on life. Cindy acknowledges she didn’t always bring her whole self to work, but during her journey, she did create environments where people could flourish within corporate communities. Binding people together without using functional, structural...

Duration: 00:55:33

Step Into Your Power with Gabby Bernstein

This week I spoke with my friend, the amazing Gabrielle Bernstein. You may know Gabby from her appearances on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, or maybe you’ve read one of her New York Times bestselling books, like her latest, The Universe Has Your Back. During our conversation, Gabby shares some of the key moments of her life which called her to her life’s work. She shares some insights, tips, and suggestions for how we can step more into our power and do the...

Duration: 00:50:29

Kindness is Your Credential with Dr. Kelsey Crowe

This week’s episode looks at how we can be empathetic and compassionate towards people in our lives who are experiencing grief or other difficult situations. The author of the There is No Good Card for This: What to Say and Do When Life is Scary, Awful and Unfair to the People You Love. Dr. Kelsey Crowe shares her insights based on her many years of research on the subject. During the conversation, we touch on things organizations can do to gain loyalty by respecting their employees as...

Duration: 00:37:28

There Is No Guarantee So Celebrate Now with Chris Hill

In this week’s episode, I have the pleasure of talking with Chef, Author, Speaker, and Podcast Host Chris Hill. Making the Cut is the title of Chris’s book and podcast; both are interview-based explorations into the success principles of entrepreneurial elite. During the podcast, Chris describes his journey from being in a high-profile marketing position to switching gears and following his dreams to become a chef and restaurateur. Chris eventually turned his blogging into a book and his...

Duration: 00:55:41

Giving Ourselves the Permission to Be Human

In this week’s solo episode, I examine how we deal with loss, the passing of time, the aging of our bodies, grief, and being human. I’m currently reading Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, and it reminds me we all are going through some type of loss. As humans, when we go through something painful, we just can’t snap our fingers and move on. We still have to be responsible, show up for work and be there for our families....

Duration: 00:30:24

Expanding Our Capacity to Trust

In this week’s solo episode, I discuss trust and how we can expand our ability to trust. Many of us believe trusting is naive. We spend a lot of time and energy shielding ourselves from being embarrassed, taken advantage of, or compromised. But, what are we really protecting ourselves from? Vulnerability is power, and trust is a generating energy. What would happen if we learned to embody trust and lead from a place of trust? How would our lives be different? Key Takeaways: [1:06] What...

Duration: 00:23:18

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

In this week’s solo episode, I explore stepping out of our comfort zone. I was inspired to discuss this topic based on my experience of walking through the streets of Bangalore, India. When traveling to a place with a different language or culture, our self-sufficiency is stripped. It forces us (or gives us the opportunity) to be vulnerable in a purified way. When we stay in our comfort zone, we stay away from risk and discomfort. Can innovation or revolution happen without risk? What...

Duration: 00:30:50

The Importance of Inner Work

In this week’s solo episode, I explore the topic of inner work and how it relates to our lives and our careers. One of the ways we can bring more of ourselves to the work we do, is to focus on the work we do internally. It is so easy to get caught up in the “doing-ness” of life and business. However, what goes on within us, has so much to do with what shows up around us. How committed are you to your inner work? Doing work on ourselves and really looking within can be challenging,...

Duration: 00:32:08

Is Technology Feeding Your Well-Being? With Nancy Collier

Nancy Collier joins me this week on the podcast to discuss her book, The Power of Off: The Mindful Way to Stay Sane in a Virtual World. She looks at the addictive side of technology, and how it is capable of removing us from our human relationships. Nancy believes we humans are giving up our capacity to think for ourselves, and are forfeiting the precious gaps between stimuli when our minds used to be free to run wild. Nancy shares her personal intention to make technology a tool at her...

Duration: 00:46:38

Set Your Intention and Make it Reality with Gopi Kallayil

My guest on today’s podcast is a true inspiration, to me and to so many other people in Silicon Valley and elsewhere. My friend Gopi Kallayil is a yoga instructor, a musician, an author, and has worked at Google for the past 11 years. Gopi manifested his own position, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing, because he wanted to do something he loved at the company he loves and feels honored to work for. In addition to his successful career in technology and at Google, he is the author of The...

Duration: 00:54:11

The Only Thing Holding Me Back is Me

In this week’s solo episode, I delve into the phenomenon of things that get in our way. There are many things we conjure up to sabotage ourselves. We may have limiting beliefs about not being good enough, or we may be afraid of putting ourselves out there, due to fear of judgment. The common theme these things share is, they are all self-imposed. They are all stories we are telling ourselves. We are the common denominator in all of our relationships and experiences. Therefore, nothing...

Duration: 00:24:29

See More