212: How to Get the Most Out of Coaching

212: How to Get the Most Out of Coaching

212: How to Get the Most Out of Coaching

Are you working with a coach or have you considered hiring one? There are things you can do to maximize the experience, and my guest Karen Davis has literally written the book on it. In this enlightening conversation, you’ll find out the characteristics of being coachable and how to integrate what you learn into daily practice.

After 25 years in leadership roles in business-to-business technology, Karen changed her life by serving and guiding the transformation of others. Since 2007, she’s been coaching, consulting, and facilitating leadership workshops for organizations such as Pfizer, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, and Medtronic, as well as small to medium businesses

Today, Karen’s practice focuses on deep one-on-one coaching with high-performing executives, entrepreneurs, and executive coaches who are committed to their success, ready to uncover their hidden potential and make their own unique difference in the world. She’s the co-author of three books; and in her interview, we focused on her latest, How to Get the Most Out of Coaching, A Client’s Guide for Optimizing the Coaching Experience.

You’ll discover:

  • The benefits Karen has experienced herself by working with different coaches since 2007
  • The distinction between goal-line and soul-line and how the two work together
  • What it means to be coachable
  • Why it’s so critical to have an agreement related to each person’s commitment to the coaching process
  • The kinds of actions that are important immediately before and after the coaching session

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211: How Wix.com Uses Data to Show ROI on Learning Programs

211: How Wix.com Uses Data to Show ROI on Learning Programs

211: How Wix.com Uses Data to Show ROI on Learning Programs

How does a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry translate into the corporate world of Learning and Development? Dr. Eli Bendet-Taicher brings that experience—and many others—into his role as Head of Global Learning and Development at Wix.com. It turns out that his passion for people and his love for research and experiments are the perfect combination!

Eli has more than 21 years of international experience in both technical and educational leadership positions. His career path includes global talent management, human resources, learning & development, coaching, mentorship & leadership, people & performance analytics, product development, data analysis, and storytelling.  

As a scientist who believes in data as the driver of the best business decisions, Eli presents a unique approach to Learning and Development that drives organizations to be on top of industry standards in today’s new workplace era. 

You’ll discover:

  • Why Eli advocates running L&D like a business
  • How Eli gained the trust of the CEO by demonstrating the value L&D contributes to the bottom line
  • The power of A/B Testing to determine which learning programs produce the best results.
  • Why Eli’s team created their own set of values and the benefits of doing so
  • What Eli looks for when hiring a new person for his team

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210: Creating a Positive Impact on the Future of Work

210: Creating a Positive Impact on the Future of Work

210: Creating a Positive Impact on the Future of Work

Imagine if you could aggregate your collective experiences throughout your career into the ideal job. That’s what Dr. Denise Caleb, PHR, has been able to do in her role as President of the Human Resource Standards Institute℠ (HRSI℠).

HRSI is the world’s premier standards and credentialing institute for private and publicly traded organizations. It’s a subsidiary of HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the organization that provides credentials and learning for individual human resources professionals.

In her role, Denise gets to mine her deep business and HR experience to advance the goals of HRSI. She’s passionate about having a positive impact on the future of work for HR and D&I professionals by showing how these standards can be leveraged.

Before joining HRSI, Denise spent more than 25 years in executive leadership roles for Fortune 500 companies like Ford and Walgreens. She worked in several areas, including Human Resources, business development, DEIB, and marketing. In her career she served on seven different executive teams and four Boards.

You’ll discover:

  • The qualities of Denise’s former bosses that she admired and adapted for her own leadership roles
  • Insights Denise gained from serving on 7 different executive teams and 4 Boards.
  • Why HRSI is a separate entity from HRCI and the purpose it seeks to fulfill
  • The many benefits organizations gain from going through the HRSI application and certification process
  • How Denise’s dissertation on African-American women prepared her for the work she does today at HRSI

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209: Why Paying Attention Is the Start Point of Emotional Intelligence

209: Why Paying Attention Is the Start Point of Emotional Intelligence

209: Why Paying Attention Is the Start Point of Emotional Intelligence

What’s required for a person with technical expertise to develop Emotional Intelligence (EI)? Susan Schwartz provides excellent insights and examples in this interview. As a high tech professional and leader, Susan learned the importance of developing EI in order to work effectively with her team. And now she coaches professionals in technical fields on how to become more effective as leaders of people.

Susan Schwartz is a leadership and management coach. For more than 20 years prior to that, she led teams herself and coached professionals to their next career level. Her Expert To Excellence® programs are designed to help knowledge experts in technical fields make sense of intangible leadership concepts and equip them to create amazing, collaborative teams. She uses the EQ-I 2.0 assessment to help them identify

Susan is the author of Creating a Greater Whole:  A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader. In this excellent book she unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of how aspiring managers can become strong leaders. 

She also serves on the Executive Committee of the weekly group, Inclusive Leadership in a Virtual World (ILVW), where she and Meredith first met. If you’re committed to growing as a leader, this is an outstanding group to be a part of.

You’ll discover:

  • The one skill that’s at the core of all other leadership skills
  • What technical professionals struggle with most when they transition from individual contributor to leader
  • Why Susan emphasizes the importance of Reflective Exercises to learn from your experiences
  • Success stories of clients who’ve raised their emotional intelligence as a result of Susan’s coaching

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208: Tips for Remarkable Speaking

208: Tips for Remarkable Speaking

208: Tips for Remarkable Speaking

Do you ever get nervous when you need to speak in public, whether your audience is one person or a large group of 100 or 1,000? You’re not alone! Shelley Goldstein and Mark Bossert are experts in helping people calm down and relax. You’ll want to take notes as you listen to the many valuable ideas they share for becoming a confident, compelling speaker.

Shelley and Mark are international speaking coaches and the founders of Remarkable Speaking. They’ve trained thousands of people in over 40 countries in a wide variety of industries.

Shelley struggled to memorize scripts, making her incredibly nervous and tongue-tied when she had to present. Mark was terrified to speak up because he was anxiety ridden and lost his confidence from sleepless nights.

The two of them met in a public speaking course. The investment and experience mastering those skills became Shelley’s and Mark’s inspiration for developing their own signature transformational methodology to help others overcome their speaking fears.

You’ll discover:

  • The benefits of being imperfect and vulnerable when you’re speaking
  • What to do if someone in the audience is not engaged in what you’re saying
  • How to connect with your breath and your emotions to increase your effectiveness
  • The distinction between personal and private when deciding what to share with an audience
  • How Shelley and Mark use small groups and gamification to help someone gain confidence and get past imposter syndrome

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