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5 Ways to Be a Force for Good

In this solo episode, I examine how we can be a force for good in the midst of all the intense, difficult and challenging things happening in the world right now. In the wake of a negative political climate, natural disasters, and the events in Charlottesville, among other things, it can be challenging to focus on the good stuff. Focusing on the good stuff doesn’t mean always being positive or accepting a spiritual bypass — I mean being a force for good. How can we show up and be a force...

Duration: 00:35:52

Heroes Seldom Wear Capes

At age nine, after a fire burned 100% of his body, John O’Leary was given a 1% chance to live. John chose life. During his physical recovery, John was inspired by the people who were rooting for him to rise above the hardships and to live life to its fullest. His parents, classmates, and even a total stranger believed in his ability to overcome the tragedy. So he did. John embraced who he truly was and chose to be a victor. Today, John is a husband, father, author, podcast host, and a...

Duration: 00:41:05

Inclusion, Diversity, and Perspective in Silicon Valley?

My guest this week, Sarah Brubacher, is an anomaly in Silicon Valley. She has been with the tech giant, eBay for 13 years, she has survived two different forms of cancer, she and her husband recently welcomed a new baby into the world, and she inspires other females through keynote speeches at her Alma Mater, Cornell University. During our discussion, Sarah shares openly about her experience as Chief of Staff, serving on Devin Wenig’s leadership team. Including, how it felt to be part of...

Duration: 01:10:46

Bringing Inspiration Into Operations

My guest this week, Prakash Raman, is the Senior Consultant in Executive Development at LinkedIn. Prakash facilitates conversations and programs that drive diversity and inclusion, among other things, within the organization. The primary goals of his work are to usher in compassion and awareness by understanding the values and differences of everyone in the company. Prakash’s passion lies in paying it forward by participating in Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches Project, and volunteering...

Duration: 00:34:11

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...

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...

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

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