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Ready, Set... Change!

Ready, Set... Change!

By April Callis Birchmeier
Focusing on leading successful change through preparation that is tactical and practical, and supports people through the adoption of change!
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Making Change Matter with Daryl Conner
Be picky when it comes to change! Listen in to my discussion with Daryl Conner to learn how to discern which change initiatives matter the most to you, and make the biggest impact. Hear Daryl’s thoughts on how change management isn’t just a technical resource or additional skill set, but a forum to change the surrounding world for the better.
June 23, 2022
Leadership Fitness with Tim Tobin
Invest in the best! Learn about the benefits of becoming a physically and mentally fit leader through investing in personal and professional development. Listen in to the invaluable advice from my discussion with expert Tim Tobin, as he describes how to become a high functioning leader.
May 10, 2022
Modern Leadership with Joanna Barsh
I am thrilled to share this discussion I had with Joanna Barsh about her leadership research on the READY, Set, Change Podcast! Tune in to hear her thoughts on what makes a successful leader, and the steps you can take to get there.
May 03, 2022
The Flight to Success, with Howard Putnam
I had a wonderful discussion with Howard Putnam former CEO of Southwest Airlines for our Change and Innovation Summit, which I am thrilled to also share on the READY, Set, Change! Podcast. Listen in on our discussion to learn how Howard used his life experiences to level up in business, the valuable advice he has for leaders, and the path he took to achieve business success.
April 18, 2022
To Recover or Adapt? The question of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
April on recovering from the changes generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in as April thinks about if we need to make the changes necessary to recover our pre-covid society, or simply adapt to our current state. Here is the link to David Rock’s Article:
April 12, 2022
Compound your Change Confidence with Jill J. Johnson
Looking for a way to triumph over instability and change? Jill Johnson has the answer- Confidence! Listen to discover the ways that confidence can transform your life and skyrocket your career. Jill J. Johnson, MBA, is president and founder of Johnson Consulting Services – a management consulting firm specializing in strategy development. She has impacted more than $4 billion dollars worth of decisions for clients located across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Jill assists her clients in evaluating critical decisions and assessing the impact of market forces to develop strategic and business plans at both the board and operating levels. She is a two-time business Hall of Fame inductee and has won numerous honors for her business acumen, leadership savvy and mentoring impact, as well as her entrepreneurial success. You can find Jill at Jill’s Social Media: LinkedIn: https:/ Facebook: https:/ Instagram: https:/ Twitter: Clubhouse: @JillJohnsonUSA
April 04, 2022
The Only Constant in Life is Change with Diane Bogino
Listen to my discussion with the President of Performance Strategies, Inc. Diane Bogino! We discuss how individuals and organizations can make the most of change by utilizing a productive mindset. Tune in to hear Diane discuss how self knowledge and reflection can lead you to embrace change and turn it into success! Over two decades of experience as a coach, behavioral scientist, entrepreneur, human behavior analyst, in a variety of industries, affords Diane a perspective for business, building teams, changing cultures, and career development that is a rare combination. As founder and President of Performance Strategies, she has collaborated with people from a variety of fields including  medical, education, hospitality, executive recruiting, banking, manufacturing, pest control, and government agencies. In her former life, Diane was an actor and model and appeared in numerous commercials, a movie and a national spot for Delta airlines. Diane also performed magic and won Magician of the Year for Greater Atlanta. You can find Diane at: Phone: 404-320-7834 Cell 404-277-1449 Email: Linkedin: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Youtube Business Notes: Youtube Build a Better Career:
March 28, 2022
How to Provide the Most Value to your Team with Stuart Easton!
Listen in to my discussion with founder and CEO of Transparent Choice, Stuart Easton! In this episode we discuss how Project Managers and Change Managers can effectively communicate in order to provide deliverables to leadership. This episode gives new insight on how to figure out how to exceed expectations and provide your sponsors with everything they need for a successful project! Find Stuart at
November 16, 2021
How to take Advantage of Change: A Discussion with Joanne Cumiskey
Join me for a discussion with my friend Joanne Cumiskey, CEO of VisionQuest, as we discuss how to take advantage of change to further your business. We will discuss how to have clarity in what you want for yourself, and then what to do to achieve it!
August 25, 2021
Project Management & Change Management - like Peanut Butter & Chocolate
In this episode, April discusses the differences between Project Management and Change Management, and how they can work together to make a successful initiative!
June 29, 2021
READY, Set, CCMP! The Designation That Will CHANGE Your Life
Wondering about getting the Certified Change Management Professional designation? Let April guide you on how to ace the exam on your first try, while also discussing all the benefits you will reap in your career.
May 24, 2021
Development and Support: The Secret to Project Success
April talks about the importance of different development and support techniques, and how to use them in your next project. Gain some new ideas for how to handle support and understand why this development is critical to project success!
May 20, 2021
Change Trends for 2021- How to Professionally Prepare for What’s to Come!
In this episode, April discusses how to best prepare for the workforce change trends of 2021 and about the best ways to invest in yourself and your career. Bonus - practical change management tips for your next project.
May 10, 2021
Change vs. Change Management...what is the difference?
In this episode, April discusses how in life we are constantly surrounded by change, so why do we resist change within our organizations? Also learn some tips on how to approach stakeholders in your organization and on the best way YOU can support leaders within your organization.
May 04, 2021
Best Practices for Leading Successful Change Initiatives - Guest Tim Creasey
Best Practices for Leading Successful Change Initiatives and Sustaining Outcomes Enlist, Engage and Empower leaders for change Why Change Management is essential to capture the people-dependent ROI of a change initiative Defining three dimensions to measure success
July 30, 2019