190: Stop Being the Answer-Person for Your Team

190: Stop Being the Answer-Person for Your Team

190: Stop Being the Answer-Person for Your Team

Have you ever been told, “You’re the best leader I’ve ever had”? Michelle Braden has. She lives and breathes every day the behaviors that both challenge and support the people on her team.

In this gold nugget-filled conversation, you’ll hear about the journey that led Michelle to learn about, adopt, and apply the key leadership skills that bring out the best in others.

Michelle is the Vice President of Global Talent Development at WEX, a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. She has more than 25 years of successful management experience in companies like TELUS International, SAP and Xerox.

You’ll discover:

  • Why Michelle Braden likes to describe herself as the Chief Learning Evangelist
  • How the Situational Leadership program became a turning point in Michelle’s career
  • What Michelle does to challenge team members and provide support at the same time
  • The behavior that consistently trips up the senior leaders Michelle has coached in her role
  • How application of The Fifth Agreement helps build critical thinking skills

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138: Become Calmer, More Mindful, and Less Overwhelmed

138: Become Calmer, More Mindful, and Less Overwhelmed

138: Become Calmer, More Mindful, and Less Overwhelmed

Do you ever struggle with overwhelm and feel stressed? My guest Fran Keogh understands those feelings. She helps clients reduce those negative states by simplifying their decisions and their lives. Fran also “gets” the perfectionism and procrastination that keep someone from achieving the results they seek. In fact, her coaching practice focuses on assisting busy professionals to build a better life in order to have more time, fun, and freedom.

Over the years, Fran has reinvented herself multiple times—from radio host, voice-over talent, “domestic goddess” (aka at-home mother of four), alpaca farmer, yoga teacher, health coach, to business life coach and speaker. This is a lively conversation with a very special human being who’s learned many lessons from her varied experiences.

 

You’ll discover:

  • How Fran helps clients identify and work through overwhelm
  • What’s behind the fear that often drives us
  • How to practice mindfulness in your daily life
  • Why Fran does not hesitate to ASK for what she wants

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Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills

Peer Coaching Made Simple

How to Do the 6 Things That Matter Most When Helping Someone Improve a Skill

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

095: Life Skills for the Soccer Field and the Boardroom

What does it take for leaders to deal successfully with a crisis like COVID-19? My guest Kon Apostolopoulos literally wrote the book on how to do that! Kon co-authored and published in 2020 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters, to provide a clear roadmap. The material is a valuable reference whenever you’re experiencing a difficult situation.

Kon is the Founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, a Human Capital Management consulting group that provides performance improvement and training solutions. He helps organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive Talent Management strategy. He’s also committed to developing future leaders by applying the same principles to the coaching of young soccer players in local, state and Olympic development programs.

You’ll discover:

  • The 7 keys that can help you navigate through any crisis
  • How leaders can use these keys with their teams to improve performance and achieve the desired results
  • The Leadership Paradox – how to take seemingly contradictory items and blend them successfully (e.g., empathy and tough love)
  • What Kon does to teach these concepts to the youth athletes he coaches

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Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills

Strong for Performance

Create a Coaching Culture with Learning & Development Programs That Stick

094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

094: Leading Beyond Your Limits

Do your beliefs about what’s possible for you ever hold you back? If so, my interview with Dr. Lisa Walker is a must-listen. You’ll love hearing her passion and stories as she describes her own breakthroughs and the ways she helps clients with theirs. Lisa is a Psychologist and Leadership Development Expert as well as an ICF Master Certified Coach, and a Columbia University Certified Executive Coach. She’s also an advanced level Mediator and Facilitator, helping leaders navigate crucial conversations.

Lisa has worked on large-scale leadership initiatives for clients in over 30 countries. She has a knack for coaching executives to achieve positive, measurable change in their leadership behaviors while delivering on business results and nurturing and growing their people. Her clients include Dell, Amazon, Target and IBM.

You’ll discover:

  • How Lisa applies her background as a psychologist to coaching leaders
  • The top challenges leaders are facing right now…and what Lisa says and does to help them achieve breakthroughs
  • Success stories of clients who’ve abandoned their limiting beliefs to embrace their true potential
  • The life-altering lessons Lisa learned when she successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa

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Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills

Strong for Performance

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Lisa’s Website

Dr. Lisa Walker

Lisa’s Upcoming Book (late 2021)

Leading Beyond Your Limits: Critical Leadership Tools for Resilience & Innovation in the Era of Relentless Change

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

093: Spend More Time Working ON Your Business, Not IN It

If you’re working long hours in your business and find it hard to take time off, my interview with Tom Perrone is a must-listen. Tom’s been in the financial planning business since 1970, and he’s passionate about helping small business owners learn how to create a company that grows revenue and profits and also allows them to take lots of time off. Tom is the host of the Building and Protecting Your Business Worth Podcast. In our conversation, we dive into his excellent book for business owners, Unlocking Your Business’ DNA: Cracking the Code to a Better Business, Bigger Profits and More Time on the Beach!

You’ll discover:

  • What Tom means by Business DNA and how it applies to you
  • Why it’s critical to block time to work ON your business and not just IN it
  • How Tom is able to work fewer hours/week than most business owners and still grow his business and income
  • One big thing you must do to build your company’s value
  • Why you need to think about “exit planning” as soon as you start your business

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Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills

Strong for Performance

Create a Coaching Culture with Learning & Development Programs That Stick