We know the sayings "show me your network, and I'll know your net worth" or "Team stands for Together Everyone Achieves More". The question is do you really know how to establish relationships that work? In this special edition of H.O.T. Takes I get the opportunity to talk to Evans Kerrigan and Brett Cooper of Integris Performance Advisors. We're going to talk about their book "Solving the People Problem" and so much more!
The saying goes "people buy you before they buy from you." Consultant & Business Leader Yunche Wilson has spent her career understanding and addressing the emotions that exist in the world of marketing. Even more so she has dug in on what it looks like in the B2B market. Come hang out with up in this episode of H.O.T. Takes as Yunche describes her process and so much more! Enjoy!
In the movie field of dreams, there's a quote "build it and they will come". Well for this episode of H.O.T. Takes with BOSS we have Changemaker John Deel who believes "build it and they won't run". We will get into what it really takes to grow your next-gen Change Capability. John will help us understand what it will take to develop the people, tools, methods, approaches and overall knowledge capital required to operate an OCM Practice and Capability in a dynamic way.
Have you ever wondered what get's someone promoted and seen within your organization? I know, yes things like hard work; and yes, things like being first into work (which I don't know how you count this one virtually, but okay). Well in today's episode we have leadership development coach and talent whisperer Melinda George Bristol to talk to us about the skills needed to get you noticed. Yall know leadership development is my jam so I am excited about this conversation.
When is the last time that you have met someone who makes you feel like you just sat in the most amazing conference every time you speak to them? Well, on this episode of H.O.T. Takes we get the gift of Leadership expert Coach Jennifer Earl. Jennifer has spent her time as a professional sharpening her coaching and speaking skills leaning into what it means to be an authentic leader. As the current President of the International Coaching Federation - Georgia Chapter she has the opportunity to continue modeling and supporting an organization charged with helping coaches partner in an authentic way. I am so pumped for this, come join us, share with a friend.
Did you find yourself shifting or pivoting to this thing or that thing over the past year just to question if it was the right thing? Well, I will be honest I found myself on a few occasions evaluating if I was working on the right work for me. Thankfully I have an amazing community of leaders that constantly help me challenge those thoughts and stay on the path of my purpose. In this episode of H.O.T. Takes we are bringing in Leadership Coach & Speaker Teon Singletary to have a discussion about Purpose and why it's important to stay focused and locked in. Oh, and he is a veteran so we'll get into that. too! Join us for what is sure to be an engaging conversation.
How does self-awareness show up for you? How do you leverage the work you've done and yet to do in the areas of personal and professional development? In this episode, I get to hang out with fellow veteran and Coach Christian Spears. Join us as we talk leadership, coaching, and everything in between. This is going to be another good one.
Have you ever said to yourself, "Self why in the world are you doing what you're doing? or Are you even happy doing what you are doing? or my favorite, Who told you this was your lot in life?" For this episode of H.O.T. Takes with Boss I am bringing to the conversation a Coach & leader Terry McDougall to have a conversation about what it looks like to win at work. I am so excited about this because Terry is going to help us see the increasing overlap between professional success and personal happiness.
Have you ever thought to yourself "self what would it look like to activate your voice and speak things into existence?" You're right, that's a bit of a stretch or is it. Each day we wake up we are faced with choices to speak truth to power. What would you do if you knew how to begin activating your voice to speak with power, confidence, and knowing that you are enough. In this episode of H.O.T. Takes with BOSS I am ending February with a bang! I am bringing the Activator of all Activators, Melissa D. White! We are going to be talking about being a voice that leaves a legacy and the power of using your voice in advocacy and so much more!
In a world rapidly changing around us all, some seek community in the search for a seat at the table. Sometimes you need to be taught how to make, set, and sit at your own table. In this episode DeAnnah Stinson-Reese a guru of talent management and champion of ensuring black professionals get not just a shot but a fair shot talks to us about how to thrive in this season of life. This is going to be another fun episode.
In this episode, I am bringing in the big guns! There has been so much talk about wellness, but what happens when taking care of ourselves is just words. To talk to us about the link between leadership wellness and organizational health I am having a conversation with an expert Dr. Shané Teran! Let's be clear when leadership isn't well, the organization suffers. Let's talk about it!
This week on this first day of February and what is traditionally the start of "Black History Month" in the United States of America I get to kick things off with Kenston Henderson. We are coming in H.O.T. to talk about how to have Winning Conversation: How to Communicate Successfully and Courageously About Race Do you avoid conversations about race? Are you a victim to your mind imagining that conversation going bad? Or question whether or not you’re prepared for the conversation? Well, the truth is you’re not alone, as a matter of fact, most people avoid talking about race in the US and all around the world. But those days are over! In this podcast session, we will discover how to communicate successfully, confidently, and courageously.
As we all seek to navigate this world we live in. Some of us are filling new feels and are having conversations in the workplace that seem as foreign as rooting for Michigan. When it comes to an optimal state for learning, it's almost impossible to pursue, strive for, focus on, or attain self-actualization endeavors when safety, belonging/esteem/respect are being threatened... This episode features Isabelle Dominique "D" Ross a Talent Development Consultant who is going to help us understand how to actively engage and hopefully retain your talent. This is going to be another good one.
On this day of service, not a day off! We not only celebrate the life, the gift, and the blessing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, we also highlight living embodiments of sacrifice and service. On this episode of H.O.T. Takes, we have the opportunity to share space with a titan and servant leader in her own right Tonya McKenzie. Tonya is not just a community leader but lives a life that creates opportunities for others to know what it looks like to provide an impact as a Public Relations & Leadership Consultant. Listen, share, and engage as we discuss why "Leadership is newsworthy"!
Have you ever met anyone outside of sales that loved sales?
Yeah, me neither!
As a business owner, I have come to understand that the tactical skill set of sales can be trained and taught. No not by me, so on this 2nd episode of H.O.T. Takes I am bringing to the show, Jason Forrest.
Jason is the CEO of FPG where he and his team help you understand how to have the Mindset, Understand the Process, and Develop the language to become Ultimate Sales Warriors.
As we all think about what this year holds one thing we should all be doing is setting a foundation for what is and those things that are coming.
In this first episode of H.O.T. Takes in 2021 I will be flying solo as I talk through how I am building a foundation to have a successful 2021 and beyond. I will be talking through what it looks like to be a guest with me this season.
Talking through what it means to set intentions.
Most of all I will be leaning into the buckets of BOSS talking about the shifts that have landed me where I am so that you can be encouraged and move forward with a purpose for a purpose.
Watch and Listen in as I begin to model how my guests and I will be Humble, Open, and Transparent all throughout 2021.
Just like an end of year performance review, one of the most effective tools I have seen to date to help me with behavior change is to sit and do my own review.
I am bringing my business partner, friend, and one of the most authentic voices I know Kenston Henderson, Sr. In this final episode of 2021, we will talk through how the year started and what we accomplished.
We will also give you a sneak peek into what 2021 will hold as it pertains to the look and feel of the H.O.T. Takes Podcast.
Listen in as we display what it truly means to be Humble, Open, and Transparent.
It's said "show me your network and I'll see your net worth."
Ray is the man, the myth, the legend when it comes to not only networking but making meaningful connections. Ray believes in connecting and networking so much that he wrote a book about it "Connecting like a Boss"
Make sure he is a part of your network you will be better for it:
Have you ever thought about your own ability to meet your own needs?
What about your ability to execute on your goals and all that you desire to be and do in the world? Have you ever thought to yourself, "self, do I have the capacity to birth my desires?"
In this episode Tanya Patxot a very thoughtful leader helps us understand how to upskill as it pertains to us informing ourselves on where we are and were we need to go.
Connect with her across social media to get more from her: linkedin.com/in/tanyatenica
When was the last time you noticed that you or those around you changed?
Well in this year of first for us all there is a such thing as adapting and transitioning through change in a very successful way.
In this episode we get the opportunity to chat with Coach and Business Owner Beata.
She takes us on a journey through her life and what she does to help her clients.
Enjoy and let us know what you think by living a comment.
Do you know anyone who has ever started a business and knew exactly what to do?
Yeah, me neither!
In this episode we talk with Business Consultant and Trainer and all around amazing human being Asha Mankowska.
She is dropping an episode full of nuggets.
Connect with her across social media and her site:
In this episode I get into some good verbal banter with my fellow U.S. military veteran brother Curtis Smith.
We get in some great dialogue around the sometime mystical creators referred to as "high-potentials" within an organization.
He drops some knowledge bombs!
Enjoy and as always like, share, most of all comment, we love "feed-forward" aka "Feedback".
Connect with Curtis:
Hey community in this episode Coach, Speaker, and Trainer Mike Warren says "when the student is ready the teacher will appear!". This episode was for me. He talks through some really important things around health, wellness, and flat-out showing up.
Connect with Mike: email@example.com
Are you at peace with your finances?
This unprecedented time in our history has had varying levels of strain on all of our families.
In this episode, Charissa a Financial Coach talks to us about how to turn our fears into confidence when talking about money.
Connect with her: https://changeyourfinances.com/
Who is taking care of you? Who is in charge of your health? These are just a couple of questions you may ask yourself or not.
One thing remains true if we are not intentional about our health and our habits we can find ourselves in an undesirable place.
In this episode, Aida talks to us about to take back control of our health.
Connect with her: http://www.rx4everhealth.com/ & linkedin.com/in/aida-cirino-lee-b68a0848
Who in the world knew that you need to have a brand strategy?
Well I was familiar with the concept but not at all familiar there were awesome human beings who do it for a living.
In today's podcast we are talking with Kelly Wittman a Brand Strategist for Small Business owners. Kelly helps people get clear on who they are in the marketplace and what it takes to get in front of your ideal clients.
Connect with Kelly: https://wittandcompany.com/ & linkedin.com/in/kellymsnyder
Have you ever wondered why am I not more productive, why am I not further along in life?
Well did you know that you will find what you are looking out for? This mind shift is all about perspective and what you focus on.
In this episode, Coach Paul will help us navigate the feelings and emotions that drive us to have a positive mindset to live fulfilled lives.
Let us know your thoughts on this episode.
Connect with Paul: https://acalltoaction.coach & linkedin.com/in/paul-forchione-0b432519b
What if I told you that your life could include values like simplicity, discipline, and be clutter-free.
In this episode, we get the pleasure of learning from a Certified Konmari Method Coach Tim Lucier.
Tim has dedicated his life to helping people transform their lives to become clear about what's important.
He takes into his world and why his life is the message and not just a method.
Take a listen and enjoy the ride.
Connect with Tim: http://tidytim.ca/media/
In this episode, we get the opportunity to chat with Coach Ichko.
In a world of uncertainty we are also faced with issues of identity. One thing that a pandemic has done for me and those I love is getting clear one what's important to us.
Have you ever thought to yourself I wish I had more time to do the things I love? Have you ever wrote it down and shared it with someone? To live a life of passion and purpose may seem a far off fantasy for some, but what if it is exactly what you need to live wholeheartedly.
I can't wait for you to hear how purposeful Ichko lives her life today.
Connect with her across Social Media using her name "Ichko Batmunkh"
In a world filled with so much uncertainty we must begin to be true to who we believe we are for the world. Are you someone that is in a career that you loathe? We can get so bogged down with doing what we have to do that we sometimes lose why we're doing something in the first place.
In this episode we get to talk to Aleksandra who was a career woman who decided that there was more for her. She will describe how liberating it was for her to seek her truth and follow her dreams.
She is an inspiration for taking the next step.
Let us know what you think about the episode and be sure to connect with Aleksandra across social media.
In today's ever evolving landscape and uncertainty one thing is still a necessity. Understanding how to communicate amongst individuals and teams.
Leaders at all levels are being challenged to engage and do it with excellence. In this episode, John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker, and DiSC Certified Practitioner Barb Hildenbrad will help us navigate how teams end up miscommunicating.
Her desire to see people overcome self-doubt and be provided a stepping stone into an elevated level of themselves comes through.
Let us know what you think and connect with the speaker.
Linked In: linkedin.com/in/barb-hildenbrand-47b3982a
There is a skill that some of the most experienced coaches work at developing and refining.
What skill you ask? It is to be an intuitive coach. I knowing in the middle of a session where you are in tune with a client and what they are not saying. Feeling their energy, their anxiety, their hedging. This is an important muscle to develop because this can give you insight into how you show up for your client and keep you locked in to be what they need.
In this episode, we have Terrie Christine who uses her superpowers of intuition to help her clients get in touch with their true selves and show up no matter the circumstance. Terrie describes how she masterfully acknowledges and validates her clients helping them to see where patterns show up in their lives so they can breakthrough to what they need in their lives.
Let us know what you think.
Connect with Terrie on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/terrie-christine-28503926
What a treat to have Jaco (pronounce yahku) visiting the H.O.T. Takes community talking about the way he sees the world and why is lives a life of inclusion.
Does not matter in the world when your values are you North Star we all find connection through our humanity. Love where this conversation goes as Jaco talks through why self-reflection is so important for opening ourselves for awareness.
You will be motivated to decide to reach for your goals.
Connect with Jaco and the winery here: linkedin.com/in/jacovienings
Company website: GrapeUnknown.com
From being all that we can be to talking about "Collective Resiliency".
In this episode, we get the opportunity to talk with Retired U.S. Army First Sergeant Claudia Barros. Claudia is continuing to serve her fellow man by being a Lead Trainer in what it means to make "Collective Resiliency" a part of every high performing team.
With a background in developing the best and brightest in the world Claudia is doing purposeful work to help organizations and their teams connect the dots to lean on each other to build trust and confidence in an authentic way.
Listen for information that will surely change your perspective on what being a member of an effective team looks like.
Connect with Claudia on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/claudiaebarros
Resilience-Building Leader Program: https://resiliencebuildingleader.com/
In this episode, resident juggernaut of a human being Lisa Pezik stops in to talk through breaking the scarcity mindset.
Lisa is a strategist in the purest sense of the word. She addresses questions about identity by telling her own story. She like past guest take the H.O.T. takes very seriously. She goes deep so you can hear her heart.
Let us know what you think. This is a good one.
Connect with Lisa on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/lisapezik
Her website: lisapezik.com
Branding and Design Agency: infinitedesignhouse.com
Whether it is school, another job, or relationships we are all in varying stages of transition.
For this episode, I have the awesome pleasure to interview Rashad Roundtree and Shingirai Chigwere two young community leaders that have some many insights from their vantage point.
We could all stand to lean into each season of life and really notice how we show up. Rashad and Shingi are wise beyond their years.
Enjoy this episode and let us know what you think.
Connect with Rashad on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/rashad-roundtree-2a9520155
Connect with Shingi on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/shingirai-chigwere-08156b155
We all aspire to have a core group of values that we live by. But what happens when life hits you right between the eyes and makes you put those values to the test.
In this episode I am joined by my values buddy Chance Post a rock star Coach and Sales Leader looking to help clients find alignment in life and live on purpose through their values.
What if you were able to live intentionally by establishing a solid foundation, would you sign up for a life like that?
I have and am for ever grateful to have made the decision.
Enjoy this episode.
Connect with Chance on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/chance-post-64124726
Consulting support: 1stlaunchconsulting.com
Before we can talk equality we have to know if you are willing to put your money where your mouth is. Equity is the difference between an Diversity and Inclusion program and a Talent Strategy.
In today's environments organizations need to show up or their employees by building something that out lives the posters on the walls. When there is mental acknowledgement from the top of an organization that something different needs to be done it builds in staying power.
DeAnnah helps us understand what having a strategy really looks like.
She is an expert at helping organizations and its leaders see how to be better together by having inclusive dialogue that can stand the test of time.
Enjoy the episode.
In a world full of hustlers and grinders I am often curious whether or not goals are actually being achieved or are people just being busy for the sake of being busy.
In this episode I have the amazing pleasure of laying down audio gold with Coach Juila Armet. Julia is a Higher Playbook Coach, Speaker, and Thought Leader who leans in to helping her clients think and BE big.
Her insights and intuition are a gift from above.
Take a listen to this and all the previous episodes. Let us know how we are doing.
In this world of ours we rarely take the time to see the world as others do, instead we settle and see the world as we are. The danger with that is if we are not careful we could find ourselves trying to help someone rationalize their reality.
How insensitive is that!? Can you imagine trying to convince someone who just lost a family member that its not that bad or relegate their emotions and feelings by saying "It could be worse".
You wouldn't dare would you? Then why is it okay to attempt to do it when it comes to social issues? I am done explaining away my humanity to help others be okay with me not being okay.
Enough is enough we must talk about our world as it IS not as we wish it to be. When we stay present for what is we an then put words and feet to actively move the needle forward.
I brought my brother in once again to talk through this with me.
This one is a bit raw and full of emotion, so, as always let me know what you think and how we can continue to make the show better.
With all that is going on in life we all need to ensure we are surrounding ourselves with the right people.
For those that are navigating through stages of understanding one resource that needs to be present is the partnership of a Coach. In this episode I get pleasure of interviewing Career & Life Coach Katharina Bethea.
This dynamic coach is helping her clients identify blind spots and while using current life experience to transition like a BOSS.
Check out the episode and let us know what you think.
Don't forget to go check out previous episodes and connect with Kathrina on Linked In and other social media outlets.
In this episode, we explore what it looks like to live in the short window of opportunity as it pertains to leadership. My guest Brenda Baird is a Certified Professional Coach that is connecting the world by facilitating what the next reality looks like for her clients.
As a practitioner and student of people, she is the perfect person to help us navigate Leadership Development not just as a topic but a lifestyle.
In this episode, I have the awesome pleasure of interviewing Robert "Bo" Brabo. As an Author, Leadership Coach, and Podcast host Bo have over 20 years of leadership experience from the military and corporate environments.
We have the opportunity to discuss what it looks like to have the courage to go after your goals. We all say we want to accomplish things but how many of us are operating with the right level of "can do"?
Let's get into it.
Connect with Bo:
www.robertbrabo.com; www.theboandlukeshow.com; linkedin.com/in/robertbrabo
In today's episode I have Mr. Colin Mulholland a Global Practice Leader in Enterprise Change Management.
He is bringing the smoke to discuss Human-Centered Transformation and why it's important for organizations to think "People First" as a strategy.
This dialogue is so necessary for today's next normal. Colin helps us connect the dots in so many areas with a practical understanding of what it means to lead in a Human-Centered Organization.
Always remember to share, comment, and subscribe to all of the H.O.T. takes fun.
Connect with Colin on Linked In linkedin.com/in/colinmulholland
When was the last time you said, "I am going to wake up and look for ways to perform random acts of kindness"?
I'll wait... Bueller...Bueller...Bueller
I know I haven't!
Well, Michael Ray lives this each and every day.
In this episode, we discuss Project Smile and what it really means to be in the game creating good every waken moment.
In this episode, my guest Jomar Reschreiter a Legacy & Transition Coach helps us have a conversation around not being afraid of the ebbs and flows that will come in life.
Life transitions whether its retirement, career, relational will come at us all at some point, but we can be prepared, inspired, and navigate them with energy and expectation.
Jomar talks us through how she supports her clients.
Always like, share, and be prepared to connect the dots.
It's time that we start to have the necessary conversation about race.
To say you don't see color is to say you don't see what/who someone is.
In this episode, my brother and TEDx Speaker on the topic Kenston Henderson dive into a longer than usual segment to help people understand it's only uncomfortable if you treat necessary conversations as only needing to happen when something has happened.
It's time we play offense and stop being offended when it's time to talk things out.
What are we here for?
Does my life have meaning?
Has anyone ever ask themselves any of those questions?
I know I did at one point in my life, but today I am very clear about who and what I am supposed to be. In this episode, I brought along my brother Thierry Myrthil to discuss Purpose and how we intentionally live it out every day.
Remember to subscribe and share.
In this week's episode we have the opportunity to interview Business and Leadership Coach Jason Young.
We will be talking through what it takes to identify, name, and address things in your life that may be seen as obstacles.
It is important that we all understand we need to see this as taking one step at a time, "Rome wasn't built in a day" and you can only "eat an elephant, one bite at a time"
We all need it, but what type of friend are you being in this new reality?
People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
We need to be a help, an encouragement, and hold each other accountable to how we show up.
Life, career, and the community were meant to collide into this beautiful reality. But only when we all are in a position to do what we were purposed to do. When did "doing what I have to do" become some badge of honor? What if, we all took on this mantra to be, know, and do what we were born to do. What would the world look like? It is not a fantasy to think it can happen today.
Take a listen to this to hear Speaker, Coach, and Trainer Kenston Henderson discuss what this looks like.
In a world full of anxiety and people tiptoeing around topics the last thing we need to do is not address the proverbial elephant in the room. Unconscious Bias, Implicit Bias, Implicit Social Cognition or whatever the topic is nowadays one thing is clear we all have a bias.
The keys to success are to manage and be aware of what they are so we can have meaningful and useful discussions about how to move forward together.
Expectation management isn't just about you avoiding damaging errors from misalignment with preconceptions, it also represents a fantastic opportunity. This conversation today is an exciting take on what it looks like through life and career transition.
Whether you are developing in a leadership role or developing as an individual contributor we must get comfortable with communicating boundaries. Why we believe this is hard is because we feel if we somehow let others know what they can expect from us that somehow makes us rigid and not a very good teammate.
But it is quite the contrary. Being a great teammate is all about communicating and showing the team who and what you are. We train people how to treat us.
Check out Alora and I in this week's episode of "Grow or Die: Action, not excuses"
Executive Coach Alora and I have partnered to start a new series called "Grow or Die - Actions, Not Excuses"
This week's episode was all about tackling "Shame" and how do you grow through it.
Tune in weekly for our verbal combat through topics some rarely dare to talk about with actionable take aways.