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Growing As Grown-Ups

Growing As Grown-Ups

By Growing As Grown Ups
Just because you’re a grown-up, it doesn’t mean you’re done growing. We want to demystify the ways we keep growing as grown-ups by sharing with you what both science and experience has taught us.
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Episode 21: Innovating yourself with Dr. Sara Musgrove
In Pt 2 of our Leadership & Design Thinking series, Dr. Keith Eigel interviews our own Dr. Sara Musgrove, to discuss Innovation and Design Thinking, and further unpack the idea that leadership isn't just about having the right answer, but knowing how to get to the right answer. Sara received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology at the University of Georgia. In addition to her studies in I-O Psychology, Sara also has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her experience listening to clients and taking into consideration surrounding factors has uniquely prepared her to collaboratively help clients find the best solution to their problems.
June 8, 2021
Episode 20: Leading Innovation with Scott Sanchez
What does innovation have to do with leadership? In this episode, Dr. Sara Musgrove and our guest, Scott Sanchez, unpack how the key methods and mindsets of innovation can transform your leadership. The secret - keep people at the center. If you're a leader, spouse, parent, human - this episode is for you! Scott is a human-driven product innovation leader, with expertise in innovation, product management and design, and a history of turning deep human insights into simple, yet impactful, products and experiences that delight customers.
May 25, 2021
Episode 19: The Volunteer Effect with Jason Young
If a follower replicates what they have experienced from their leader, are you creating an experience worth replicating? In this episode, our guest, Jason Young shares wisdom on how to influence people to not just to do what you want them to do, but to help them see the more they can become. While Jason’s expertise is in leading volunteers and hospitality, the leadership truths he shares are extremely relevant to anyone leading anyone. Jason is an author, speaker, and volunteer expert with a focus on maximizing your leadership, and reclaiming the art of hospitality in your organization. For more on Jason and his work, visit his website at
May 11, 2021
Episode 18: Living & Leading with Purpose with John Ramstead
Do you want to live a life more fully alive? What does it mean to live on purpose, with purpose? In this episode our guest, John Ramstead, shares wisdom on how to discover your core values, clarify your mission and leave a Legacy you will be proud of. John is an author, podcaster, speaker, and leadership expert with an approach to leadership that creates measurable results and is a catalyst for creating significance and success.
April 27, 2021
Episode 17: Leading Remotely with Kevin Eikenberry
Kevin Eikenberry is a business leader, author, podcaster, and leadership expert with a focus on leading (Remarkably) well while working remotely. In this episode, Kevin shares wisdom around how we can continue to build relationships with colleagues, lead with empathy, and become an effective long distance teammate. For more information about Kevin's book, go to Listen the Remarkable Podcast at
April 13, 2021
Episode 16: Growing Well Pt. 2
Leadership maturity isn't the natural byproduct of aging. It requires wisdom, courage, and effort. Having influence requires us to grow into - and take ownership of - who we are and what we stand for.   In this episode, Dr. Keith Eigel explains the levels of development, and shares how we can take control of our growth to accelerate progress in leadership, life, and legacy. Download our Growth Gap Tool:
March 30, 2021
Episode 15: Growing Well.
What are the best practices of those who have grown well?  Keith and Sara unpack the themes that came up over and over again in their conversations with amazing leaders. All of us can employ these practices to accelerate growth to have the influence we desire in areas that matter to us. We just have to learn to lean in. Download our Growth Gap Tool:
March 16, 2021
Episode 14: Follow-Centered Leadership with Kevin Riley
As the editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kevin Riley knows what it’s like to have all eyes on him, and yet he recognizes that leaders need to pay careful attention to their followers and work for their betterment. Through moving memories of his father and learning the importance of tough feedback, Kevin's story helps us remember to focus on what’s most important in work and life. Download our Growth Gap Tool:
March 2, 2021
Episode 13: It’s Worth It with Dr. Stuart Rayfield
Life is often a series of unexpected challenges, both big and small. Today’s guest encourages us that when we keep our eyes focused on what really matters, the rollercoaster of life is worth it. Through a series of identity shaking challenges in college, to being tasked with leading the COVID response for the entire University System of George, Dr. Stuart Rayfield has learned the importance of being a perpetual student, being vulnerable, and pushing through the struggle.
February 16, 2021
Episode 12: The Power of Perseverance with Bill Renje
Former Paralympic gold medalist, Bill Renje, shares his story of how a crippling gunshot at 18 turned his world upside down and possibly saved his life. Through the power of perseverance, a positive attitude and a grounding faith, Bill has become an inspirational leader committed to investing in the lives of others. Download our Growth Gap Tool: Learn more about the Leaders Lyceum:
February 2, 2021
Episode 11: Growing Ourselves to Grow Others with Dr. Kyle Marrero
The leadership lessons that can be learned from this opera singer turned university president are so powerful that we don’t want anyone to miss them. Dr. Kyle Marrero from Georgia Southern University shares stories of facing challenges that taught him the importance of always leading from your values, being willing to try and fail, and investing in others becoming the best versions of themselves. Download our Growth Gap Tool:
January 19, 2021
Episode 10: Making the Most of the New Year with Keith Eigel and Sara Musgrove
At the start of any new year, many people take the time to reflect on where they’ve been and what they’d like to be different. Sadly, too often these goals and resolutions fail, often after just a few days. Today, your hosts share what they’ve learned about how to make transformative life changes more effectively. Our hope for you is that you will continue to grow into the person you want to be over this coming year and beyond. Download the Growth Gap Tool: Sign up for Challenge to Change:
January 5, 2021
Episode 09: Don’t Run from the Crucible of Suffering with Dale Jones
If anyone knows anything about leadership, it’s today’s guest. Dale Jones is the CEO of Diversified Search Group, one of the best executive search firms in the world. Dale shares his story of building resilience and finding purpose from an early age and how even today he continues to confront challenges, both internal and external, in order to keep making the difference he wants to make. Stay with us through the end. His concluding exhortation to listeners is absolutely invaluable.
December 15, 2020
Episode 08: Living a Life of Purpose with C.J. Stewart
From a young age, CJ Stewart knew he wanted to play baseball for the Chicago Cubs. Against all odds, growing up in poverty in Atlanta, CJ’s dream came true. Now, baseball has moved beyond his profession to become the pathway to fulfill his purpose— rescuing the counted-out boys of Atlanta and teaching them that they are significant. Join us for this week’s podcast as CJ shares his story of growing into himself and living a life grounded in purpose. Follow C.J. on social media: Facebook: Instagram: Twitter: LinkedIn: Download our Growth Gap Tool:
December 1, 2020
Episode 07: Listen, Learn and Lead with Mike Lauderdale
Where’s the balance between confident and humility? How do you lead with confidence without missing out on the obvious because of your arrogance?  Mike Lauderdale brings a new perspective as our first guest working in a large corporation. Mike is a VP of Human Resources for FedEx and is someone we have come to know as a leader that is truly respected and admired by those around him. Throughout this conversation, you’ll hear stories that demonstrate a maturity of perspective from someone who has learned to take ownership over his personality rather than letting it have ownership over him. Mike’s wish for us all is also our wish for you in this episode: find the happy! Download our Growth Gap Tool: Purchase our online course, "Challenge to Change":
November 17, 2020
Episode 06: Finding Commonality in a Divided Country with Dr. Karl Kuhnert
Today is a divisive day in America as people cast their votes for one side or another. Yet as Abraham Lincoln said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” Dr. Karl Kuhnert shares his wisdom and insight on what is needed from each of us to build an enduring community by focusing more on what we have in common rather than what sets us apart. He shares how outgrowing his need to be right  has helped him on his own journey of growth and leadership and encourages us to do the same. Close the gap between who you are and who you want to be:
November 3, 2020
Episode 05: Know what you’re FOR with Jeff Henderson
When making difficult choices, even ones that people think are crazy, it’s important that you are grounded in the knowledge of your calling and your passion. Author, speaker, and leader Jeff Henderson shares with us his story of leading through difficult times by acknowledging that “anything worth pursuing is going to be difficult.” Like all of us, even renowned leaders like Jeff face doubts, but we can be encouraged by hearing how he has learned how to lean in and lead in an effective and inspiring way. Jeff truly is a leader that others love to follow. BIO Forbes Magazine named Jeff Henderson one of 20 speakers you shouldn’t miss. His message is based on his experience working with organizations such as Chick-fil-A, the Atlanta Braves and North Point Ministries. Over the past 17 years, Jeff helped launch three churches and inspired churches around the world with the FOR strategy outlined in his book, Know What You’re FOR. He now leads the FOR Company —helping organizations  define what they want to be known FOR. Check out Jeff's website Learn more about The FOR Company Connect with Jeff on LinkedIn Follow Jeff on Twitter Follow Jeff on Instagram Check out our Growth Gap Tool:
October 20, 2020
Episode 04: Leading as Your Authentic Self with Christi Gordy
How do you lead effectively as a ninja acrobat when the world keeps telling you to be a linebacker? Christi shares her story of learning to embrace her authentic self as a leader, recognizing that her creativity and feelings are her superpower, not a weakness. Rather then being paralyzed by the overwhelming unknowns that characterize the world today, she is asking herself what part she can play in the history that is being told right now, working towards a better future rather than waiting for the world to return to “normal.” Her advice to other leaders is not to be missed! Links and resources: Learn more about Canopy Life Academy Sign up to be a Handpicked Sponsor Connect with Christi on LinkedIn Follow Canopy Life on Instagram Follow Canopy Life on Facebook Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any of the amazing guests coming! And, if you enjoyed this episode, would you please leave us a rating and a review? Thanks!
October 6, 2020
Episode 03: Leading through Three Global Pandemics– with Dr. Stuart Gulley
How do you lead when three global pandemics converge at one time? Dr. Stuart Gulley, president of the largest independent school in the continental United States, shares his journey of learning to lead through challenges. He has learned that we grow best as individuals when we can experience the world through the eyes of someone different than ourselves, and that truth seems more important now than ever. Dr. Gulley brings a wisdom and maturity to his leadership that serves as a model for us all. Links and resources: Follow Dr. Gulley on Twitter Learn more about Woodward Academy Follow Woodward Academy on Twitter Follow Woodward Academy on Instagram Like Woodward Academy on Facebook Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any of the amazing guests coming! And, if you enjoyed this episode, would you please leave us a rating and a review? Thanks!
September 22, 2020
Episode 02: Rising Above Your Circumstances with Mohamed Massaquoi
When faced with incredible loss, former NFL wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi did not become a victim of his circumstances but rather chose to take ownership of his life. His powerful story inspires us all to believe that with preparation and perseverance, we can face challenges and come out better on the other side. Links and resources: Learn more about The VESSOL: Connect with Mohamed on LinkedIn: Download the Growing as Grown-Ups Growth Gap Tool: Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any of the amazing guests coming! And, if you enjoyed this episode, would you please leave us a rating and a review? Thanks!
September 22, 2020
Episode 01: Growing As Grown-Ups
Just because you’re a grown-up, it doesn’t mean you’re done growing. We want to demystify the ways we keep growing as grown-ups by sharing with you what both science and experience has taught us. In this episode, we want to introduce ourselves to you and explain the formula for growth that you will hear referenced throughout the coming episodes. Links and resources: Download your free copy of the Growth Gap Tool and the supporting chapter from Dr. Eigel’s book. Connect with us on LinkedIn Follow us on Facebook Check out our website Make sure you hit SUBSCRIBE so you don’t miss any of the amazing guests coming! And, if you enjoyed this episode, would you please leave us a rating and a review? Thanks!
September 21, 2020