Rhys Thomas and Teresa Quinlan are bringing you guests to challenge the status quo. Explode the Status Quo. The only way to DO differently is to THINK differently. And business needs us to think differently, as leaders, so that we can explode through the barriers that keep us stuck.
Today we welcome Andrea Clough.
If you want to be successful at what you do, you have to go to the edge of what you know. You have to find that space. Successful people discovered that you need another human’s help to get there. Yet, not everybody can help you.
Andrea can. She lives in that space every day and she can guide you there.
Andrea believes that taking your life & career to the next level is like climbing a mountain. In order to see the amazing view from the peak you have to plan, train, collect your gear and work with a guide. You cannot do it only relying on yourself.
Andrea is the Engineer Whisperer. She transforms good Engineers into GREAT Engineers. She is the killer combo for translating their strong technical skills into powerful business & people skills. She creates a simple and tailored roadmap for each of her clients based on their needs and goals.
Such a roadmap could include a vision of which mountain to climb, a plan that breaks down the details on how to climb, a list of skill sets for successful climbers, an inventory of physical and mental strengths, and an energy source for when you want to give up.
Andrea will turn your confidence up, will find your secret strengths and she will discover your superpower.
She is fearless and bold in her work and believes that you can only get to the next level when you have somebody who believes in you – 100%. And she believes in her clients 100%.
Andrea has 10 years of well-respected corporate expertise and experience in Finance, HR, Project Mgmt, Strategic Integration, Bus Ops, Marketing and Procurement. She is a Certified Professional Coach and accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
She was born in Europe, speaks four languages, and has travelled around the world. Her perspective on life, laughter and work will pull you in like a good box of chocolate.
This conversation traverses the world of our personal stories and journey and how the landscape of that creates pockets for us to dig in to learn and grow and evolve. Andrea leads us on this journey by deciding to be courageous and we discuss...
- Choosing to be brave is the action of courage
- Smile when crying is expected means giving the unexpected!
- It takes strength to love but courage to be loved
- Courage feels different. Like you’re doing something unexpected, not fitting in, against the grain
- Wherever I go, I am home. Because home lives within me.
- Knowing of the self requires removal of layers of false-ness
- Being gifted my purpose by other people is how I arrived at this work
- If you seek something, give it.
- My inspiration, my motivation, comes from the ripple impact of why -how – what I do.
- Everyone is whole and capable and resourceful. Nothing is broken or wrong with you.
- It’s not about you CAN. It’s about you ARE.
- Ask for help – use the people around you – find just one person.
- Visualize the ladder between your heart and brain.
To connect with Andrea!
· Website: www.andreaclough.com
· LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/andreaclough
Want more of Rhys Thomas? www.truselfcoaching.com
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Today we welcome Brittney Nichole Connor Savarda
Brittney-Nichole Connor-Savarda, author of The EQ Deficiency, is the region’s foremost authority on emotional intelligence and human behavior and lives her purpose as a Catalyst4Change. Connor-Savarda earned degrees in education and psychology, a certification as a Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP) practitioner and is a HeartMath trainer. As a credentialed and respected “People Whisperer,” Brittney-Nichole specializes in working one-on-one with high-achieving male entrepreneurs to help them discover a life of fulfilment, balance, and confidence that success alone cannot satisfy. In addition, she partners with executives and their teams to solve the people problems that are holding them back from innovation and people-centered success.
In this conversation, Brittney takes us into her world and in particular, an experience on social media that sent her into the emotion of infuriated. Brittney takes us on that journey describing how she knew what she was feeling, the thinking associated to the emotion, how she processed, regulated, and used the emotional information to inform her decision making.
Along this journey we discuss:
- When emotionally triggered, we have to be able to take a look inside of ourselves at what triggers that; our thinking, our values, our beliefs
- Our experiences paint how we move forward in interactions; if we are unaware, we treat people with dis-trust
- Our societal corruption of trust puts everyone on guard…so we wear veneers, facades, fake impressions of who we actually are
- There is a distinct difference in how people experience trust; some require trust be earned (show me I can trust you or should trust you) while some require no earning…they give trust freely (show me I can’t or shouldn’t trust you) while some are a combination
- The psychology of emotions and emotional intelligence is that we experience feelings and our body signals those feelings and our brain can identify what we are feeling…but our mind tells the story why and this is where emotional intelligence becomes incredibly valuable. We have to learn to stop the storytelling
Get in touch with Brittney via her website or LinkedIn:
- Website: https://www.thecatalyst4change.com/
- LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/brittney-nichole-connor-savarda-2b5737137
Want more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
Want more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Today we welcome Sesil Pir!
Sesil currently serves as Head of Employee Experience at Takeda Pharmaceutical and the Founder and Principal Consultant of SESIL PIR Consulting GmbH, a boutique management consultancy, focusing on changing the status quo of work.
Sesil is an active contributor of Forbes, has been published in the Harvard Business Review, HR Zone and UK’s HR Magazine, and has contributed to several Human Resources Management books.
She started her career as a Marketing Consultant with Deloitte & Touché in 1999. Since, she has worked for Honeywell International, Cargill Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Novartis AG as an HR Functional Leader.
She holds an MA-HRIR from Carlson School of Management, an Executive MBA from Harvard University, and a BA from Eastern Michigan University. She is a certified Six Sigma in project management and is also certified to administer a variety of 360-degree feedback and organizational Assessment Tools.
She is an honorary faculty at Indian School of Business & Istanbul University. She has been recently recognized as '40 Thinkers Under 40' in Europe and '101 Employee Engagement Influencers' globally.
Sesil invites us into an incredible discussion on:
- Facing challenge and change
- Ability to adapt and grow
- Passion to create safety and love environments
- The polarity of extremes and how this can influence life
- The internal power to create inner safety and love and then transfer that to you interconnectedness with others
- Thriving = mindset despite circumstances
- Mindsets of scarcity, abundance, growth, fixed which sits between the emotion and the thoughts – here is where we shift HOW we show up
- Everything begins and ends with self AND we are also social
- Learning to stand on your own is important to then being able to be social as a contributor to the whole
- Corrupt-ness of education; competition and grading and being compared to, leads to workplaces that stack rank and pit each other against one another = scarcity mindset which negatively impacts creativity and resourcefulness and wellbeing
- By virtue of relating and caring we connect and THEN influence
To connect with Sesil Pir:
For more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
For more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Welcome to Episode 65 where Rhys and Teresa bring you their stories as parents and discuss the importance of emotional intelligence, mindset, and awareness in parenting.
Rhys shares his own stories as the father of an almost 3 year old.
Teresa shares her own stories as the mother of a 15 year old.
We discuss how our own fears emerge at various ages of our children.
We share how we were parented and the impact of that in our own parenting choices.
We dig into trauma from our youth that unexpectedly found it's way back into our present moment when our children were born.
We examine helpful ways that we parent, that we manage our own emotions and fears, and put helpful strategies into play in order to rise to the occasions that parenting asks of us!
Because parenting is hard and we all want to do the best we can do in every moment.
This means...sometimes we swallow our pride.
Sometimes we learn from the past.
Sometimes we just need to call our mothers.
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Today we welcome Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah.
Shungu has more than 30 years of experience since qualifying as an educational psychologist in 1990.
She is a Psychology Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and has a Doctorate in Emotional Intelligence. Her career includes working for 7 years in higher education teaching Post-graduate MSc Educational Psychology Students.
She has worked as a psychologist within health, education and independent special schools and has been appointed to a number of consultant posts, including Head of Special Educational Needs and Disability.
She is the co- founder of Psychologists on Boards. She has created the Six Stages Conceptual Framework for Understanding and Dealing with Racism designed for individuals and organisations.
She has Chaired a number of Committees including the British Psychological Society's Division for Education and Child Psychologists.
She has a number of journal and article publications including publication of her thesis on emotional intelligence in the UK Parliament's Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education.
In this conversation we explored important topics for our world.
- Passion and purpose from parents – Zimbabwe to the UK at age 8; the value of education and overcoming the barriers/level the playing field through education
- The 6 stages of understanding and dealing with racism
o A tool to help assess and identify where individuals/organizations/teams are in their ability to understand and handle/deal with racism
o Values are at the foundation and then the assessment creates a wheel with actions to move through the stage they are at to the next stage, etc.
- Using all of my skill sets – 2 meeting points of the psychology and the emotional intelligence and the work in education and organizations – utilizing all of my strengths and skills
- Building bridges of empathy is how we get this kind of work done in diversity, inclusion and equity; having the skills to understand someone else’s life experiences when we have not
- Passion for this kind of change and impact is what keeps me in the game; the impact for marginalized groups and helping
- Mistakes we make in society by ignoring critical learning topics in grade/primary school, like Emotional Intelligence, contributes to what we see in adulthood – lack of empathy, inequality, exclusion, marginalization and more
- We must move beyond unconscious bias and into action
To be in touch with Dr. Shungu
- Website: www.inclusionpsychologists.com
- Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shunguhildamgadzah?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BSS5jgKb%2BQTi0urmz03HwkA%3D%3D
- Email: email@example.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inclusionpsychs
For more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
For more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
We welcome Dennis Pitocco to this episode of TNT!
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief | BIZCATALYST360.COM | #LIFE #CULTURE #BIZ ◀︎ R E I M A G I N E D ▶︎
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In our conversation we cover so much!
- Work isn't always an occupation...it can be an occupassion which fires up the motivation and desire
- The desire to help others and create impact comes from a lifelong lesson to always do good, always do the right thing even when no one’s looking
- Action trumps knowledge and it’s about the doing; when you do, you get more than you give – call it good kharma or serendipity
- You look at the world differently once you see the world. We have to get outside of our bubbles to experience people and cultures that aren't our own
- Doing good stuff comes from being blessed and using that to uplift others
- A degree in life is more valuable that the degrees/certificates on the walls; not to say that education isn't important. It is. It just isn't everything
To connect/contact Dennis:
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/dennisjpitocco
- Website: bizcatalyst360.com
During our conversation, Dennis mentioned a document on BizCatalyst for Taking Action now - The Do More RoadMap. Here it is!
For more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
For more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Today we welcome Jeff Baietto and Phil Dixon of InJoy Global!
InJoy Global is a culture-shaping company dedicated to transforming the workplace through employee engagement and workforce development solutions that strengthen company culture by building teamwork, shared purpose, and commitment to improve performance and enhance the bottom line. Their mission is simple: To help companies create the best culture possible for their employees.
Jeff Baietto is the COO and Co-Founder of InJoy Global and the Host of the InJoy Success Podcast and Co-Creator of the revolutionary self-care app - InJoy Daily: The Self-Care Game. What started decades ago with a childhood passion in discovering the most successful ways to live was materialized almost a decade ago when Jeff co-founded InJoy Global - a company aligned with his personal mission to help as many people as possible live the life of their dreams. As COO he brings a unique combination of skills to the corporate culture-shaping and personal development arena. Jeff has a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, and a background in the video game industry, along with years of experience in executive coaching and personal development. With this cocktail of gamification and positive psychology, Jeff is on the cutting edge of what makes changing for the better, easier and faster than ever before. What you’ll find is Jeff’s experience, stories and overall energy will make it clearer than ever that no matter where you are in your life or what change you want to create for yourself… YOU CAN DO IT.
Phil Dixon is the VP of Customer and Team Success at InJoy Global. His responsibilities include creating strong internal and external relationships with customers and InJoy Global team. He has a variety of professional experiences from multi-National organizations to start up environments. Phil has a genuine love of people and operates in the practice that stress is a challenge, not a threat.
In this episodes conversation, we embark on perspective and mindset. How what we believe drives what we do, or don't do.
- personal development and self-help is something many people have embarked on, however there is a big difference between reading and doing
- mentoring, coaching, 30-day challenges, self-guided, you name it! There are more than 1 way to get things done when it comes to our personal evolution and growth
- with the accessibility of information, there is no shortage of learning available to us
- willpower comes when we begin to see the momentum of our efforts; until then, we must be diligent to work at the change we want to see knowing there will be benefits down the road; even if we can't feel them just yet
To connect with Jeff and Phil:
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/phil-dixon-sphr-64254376
- Website: www.injoyglobal.com
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/jeffbaietto
- Website: www.injoyglobal.com
For more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
For more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Today we welcome Kimberly Davis and Heather Younger!
An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership”. Additionally, Kimberly teaches for SMU Cox School of Business' Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative; as well as for the Bush Institute's WE Lead program (empowering female leaders from the middle east). Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her award-winning book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need was named the #1 book to read on Inc. Magazine’s “The most impactful books to read in 2018.”
Heather Younger is the best-selling author, international TEDx speaker on adversity, podcast host on leadership, facilitator and coach, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer”. Her experiences as a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, attorney, writer, coach, listener, speaker, collaborator and mother all lend themselves to a laser-focused clarity into what makes employees of organizations and companies – large and small - tick.
· Heather has facilitated more than 150 communication style (DISC) and leadership and emotional intelligence workshops, reaching +100 employers and their employees.
· Her motivation and philosophy have reached more than 20,000 attendees at her speaking engagements on large and small stages.
· Companies have charted their future course based on her leading more than 100 focus groups.
· In addition, she has helped companies see double-digit employee engagement score increases through implementation of her laws and philosophies.
· She has driven results in a multitude of industries, including banking, oil & gas, construction, energy, and federal and local government.
· Her book “The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty” hit Forbes Must-Read list and is a go-to source for HR professionals seeking insight into their organization’s’ dynamics.
· Heather serves on the Board of Directors for Mile High SHRM and the American Cancer Society and a professional member of the National Speaker’s Association
In this conversation we talk about:
- Bravery in the context of racial unrest
- Bravery = vulnerability
- The cocktail for humanity is empathy + compassion + vulnerability + bravery + courage
- Give the grace and open mind and decide to be the change you are seeking
- There’s always room for empathy; take the time to find it for yourself and for others
- Notice the red flag of judgement and let go of those judgements
- Ground yourself in the essence of not knowing what’s going on for that other person
- Be wiling to step in and lean in while also knowing when and how to set boundaries
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/kimberlydavisonstage
- Website: onstageleadership.com
- Twitter: OnStageKimberly
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/heatheryounger
- Website: heatheryounger.com
- Twitter: Customerfanatix
For more of Rhys Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more of Teresa Quinlan: email@example.com
Today we welcome Frank Mengert.
Founder & Creative Visionary @ ebm.
Frank has been proving people wrong since he was a kid.
A successful entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, podcast host, and thought leader, he’s ignored the naysayers and his humble beginnings to build the life he’s always wanted and inspire others to do the same through his infectious mantra, “If I can, you can.”
After a devastating layoff in 2003 and with his “life plan” spiraling, Frank decided to bet on himself and turned his then side-hustle into his main hustle, founding his first company. Five companies later, Frank is the founder and creative visionary of ebm, a leading provider of employee benefits technology solutions.
An eternal optimist who always finds a way to see through the darkness and make the possibilities realities, Frank is driven by a desire to be better and to do more. Every day, he focuses on three principles: learn something new, create something that didn’t exist, and share something with someone.
Frank shares with us that he is motivated by the desire to help others. To have ripple impact. WE LOVE THAT!
And so, in our conversation we explore:
- Learn-create-share are principles Frank learned from Keenan who taught to his kids and they just resonated with Frank that he needed to be doing them daily
- Went to an event for Cystic Fibrosis to support a friend and watched a 4 minute video of a brother/sister duo and just got floored and this sparked action - like the universe sent a sign he couldn't ignore
- Personal evolution IS POSSIBLE for everyone. Up to a point we may be 'me oriented'. That can't be your whole life.
- Empathy and gratitude are heavy hitters.
- The leader sets the tone, is under all eyes, and must make sure to behave in alignment to the mission, philosophy, core values.
- Followership – a leader must be willing to do any task; not too good for anything.
- Golden nugget – success. It’s not $. It’s everything you have left without the $$.
To connect with Frank...
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/frankmengert
- Website: getebm.com
- Podcast: 5questionswithfrank.com/listen
For more of Rhys Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more of Teresa Quinlan: email@example.com
Rhys and Teresa go 1:1 on this episode of TNT 2.0 to explore habits and tendencies in listening, how those impact success in dialogue and coaching, and how to identify our strengths and weaknesses to be able to listen with greater intention for creating the spaces for exploration, understanding, and connection.
We dig deep into 3 impactful tools that you can start using today for your emotional self awareness and 'noticing' mindfulness muscles. Building these skills is so important to our overall emotional intelligence and can literally change the landscape of how emotions may be currently driving behaviour and outcomes - most importantly the quality of our relationships with ourselves and with others.
For more with Rhys - firstname.lastname@example.org
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Today we welcome Rishita Jones and Vivian Aquah.
Rishita Jones is an HR transformation specialist. She is focused on disrupting the status quo and intent on building people centered HR practices using Agile HR, Design Thinking and Technology to enrich and uplift the Human Experience in the workplace.
Vivian Acquah is a driven woman who likes to talk about the holistic way of sustainable employability, called workplace wellness.
For her, this is the way to work on a healthy culture at work. Vivian advises managers and companies on how to keep their team members healthy, happy, and safe.
The 4 of us dig into the personal stories of both Rishita and Vivian to uncover how their own personal journey's and experiences have influenced the work they are doing in cultivating awareness and action around 3 pillars of humanity - diversity, equity, and inclusion.
You'll hear us talk about:
- Being part of the change that our culture requires for our children’s future
- Agile and sustainable is an awesome combination for organizational change
- Humanizing the workplace is the absolute only way to move forward
- Our cultural philosophy from when we are raised influences and impacts our perspective, thinking, behaviour, emotional responses
- Remove the barriers that we are using as excuses to NOT take action
- No ostriches, no islands.
For more from either of this episodes guests:
- Linked in:
o Rishita: linkedin.com/in/rishita-jones
o Vivian: linkedin.com/in/vivianacquah
o Rishita: nrg-hr.com
o Vivian: vivalavive.com
To contact Rhys Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Teresa Quinlan: email@example.com
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Today we welcome Marcy Morrison a career and life coach.
Marcy is truly living her own Passion + Purpose = World Change Formula.
Her journey has been one of taking the challenges to overcome to uncover her purpose, and she has walked through the same steps that she takes all her clients through.
Marcy has woven together her life and career journey and put together the pieces of her own passion puzzle (as I like to say) to serve others through what she does with both Careers with Wings and Passion Purpose Academy.
When you check out Marcy’s website: careerswithwings.com, you will discover just how much passion Marcy carriers within her and for her clients.
When it comes to purpose + passion = world change formula, it's more than just a sit down, taking some notes, and deciding. We explore the...
- many pieces of your passion puzzle
- need to fall in love with yourself
- concept of what comes first - passion or purpose?What comes first? Passion or purpose?
To get more of Marcy:
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/marcymorrison
- Website: https://www.careerswithwings.com
- Website 2: passionpurposeacademy.com
- Twitter: marcymorrison
For more of Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
For more of Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Today we welcome Claude Silver!
VaynerMedia’s, and the worlds' first ever Chief Heart Officer, Claude fuses empathy with agency to unlock employee potential and foster a culture of belonging. Between her education in positive psychology, years as an advertising strategist, and time at VaynerMedia, Claude has been studying and influencing human behavior for over three decades.
Outside of VaynerMedia, Claude speaks globally about the need for heart-leadership in today’s workplace and the importance of treating “employees” like people, not numbers. Her success in guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, management, and culture is driven by an abiding passion for creating spaces in which people can thrive.
This is a robust episode where we dig into some deep topics and our thoughts around:
- Transparency in life and communication
- We are resilient beings
- There is always a silver lining
- Grounding ourselves in knowing who we are
- Living and doing in service of others is a foundation of our humanity
- Importance of our emotional and self awareness
- Put yourself out there – put your hand up – step into the difficult stuff with the knowing that you intuitively have the skills to handle it
To connect or follow Claude:
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/casilver
· Twitter: claudesilver
Want more of Rhys Thomas: https://www.truselfcoaching.com
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Today we welcome Veronica Owusu, the founder of VPowercoaching.com and the Women on Fire Warrior Academy.
She is on a mission to turn millions of passionate business owners, entrepreneurs and experts into fearless warriors that want to serve their tribe more powerfully than ever before with clarity, confidence and purpose.
In this episode we hear the transformational journey that Veronica took which led her to her current passionate work - transforming others stories into their gold-dust!
We dig into:
- At the crossroads of life listening to the voice inside and honouring the ‘hell no’.
- Finding your VPower or Warrior mode that exists within all of us
- The power of listening and reconditioning the internal
- Filling your toolkit with skills to package your strengths and unleash your Gold Dust
- The story of the dog on the porch
- Creating fertile soil for seeds to grow – conscious parenting
To connect with Veronica...
- Linked in: linkedin.com/in/veronica-owusu-byczkowska
- Website: vpowercoaching.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To connect with Rhys Thomas: www.truselfcoaching.com
To connect with Teresa Quinlan: www.iqeqtq.com
Today we welcome a dynamic duo – Dalia Feldheim and Mark Lebusque!
Dalia Feldheim is The founder of Flow Leadership Consultancy enabling organizations to promote a more authentic, happy and psychologically-safe working culture. She spent over two decades as a C-suite global marketing executive where she led work on some of the world’s most iconic ad campaigns including 'Tampax Mother Nature' and ’Always like a girl’.
Dalia holds an Executive Masters degree in Consulting and Coaching for Change along with a Happiness Facilitator diploma from the Happiness Studies Academy. She teaches ‘The Science of Happiness and Suffering’ as an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Management University, is an executive coach and an international speaker including her “Dare to Lead Like a Girl” Tedx from Dec 2019.
She is a Mother of three and wife to an entrepreneur husband; and to keep her life in Flow, she is also a certified yoga instructor.
Mark Lebusque is Universally known as the “Human Manager” and his proven techniques for elevating leaders and energizing employees make him an internationally sought after speaker, facilitator, mentor and coach.
His books BEING HUMAN and the little book of HUMAN have challenged the way Managers and Organisations view the value of the 100- year old Management system and has sparked a more Human approach across the globe.
Mark has developed and refined his “Human Manager” model over a 25-year career in sales, operations and general management, delivering measurable improvements in employee engagement, team performance and business results even in todays climate of fast paced change and uncertainty. Mark is Harvard Business School Trained and an accredited Practitioner in Adaptive Leadership and Instincts at Work and is affectionately known as a Certified Bogan.
Mark has an innate ability to both speak and seek the truth, provoke humans to step into their own reality and skillfully combines practicality and simplicity with textbook theory.
In this episode we explore the experiences of bullying from both sides of the equation - the bully and the bullied. We discuss the emotional states recognized that we find ourselves in, our personal responsibility to lean into the discomfort of these situations and speak our truth, challenging the system that allows (aka tolerates) this kind of behaviour to continue, and how each of us has the power within to challenge that system for real change.
For more of Dalia and Mark!
- Linked in
o Ted Talk and Book by Dalia Feldheim – Dare to Lead Like a Girl December 2020
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Check out Rhys Thomas at: www.truselfcoaching.com
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We are so grateful for you and extremely excited to launch Season 2.
Because of that we decided to record the first episode of Season 2 to announce the upcoming changes we've got planned for you....including:
One on one episodes with Rhys and Teresa!
New Rapid First Q&A questions!
The FirePit! Round table conversations from every angle possible. The more guests, the merrier!
And you can count on us bringing you guest conversations who continue to share their stories of personal breakthroughs and pass on their insights and wisdom to you, our incredible audience!
We've also answered this seasons Rapid Fire Q&A questions for ourselves!
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Today we welcome Brooke Erol.
Brooke started her career at IBM following the traditional path she was given to be "successful". She quit her "great job" on paper after 11 years, feeling she is not aligned with it. She started her journey to find her purpose in life.
She started her first business in 2003 Your Best Life to help professionals who want to find more meaning at work. After being around so many unhappy people at work, she started her second business Purposeful Business to help leaders grow their businesses without sacrificing the well-being of their people; having a purpose beyond profit.
She believes life is too precious to live only for weekends and retirement.
She is the author of Create a Life You Love. She is also the co-author of "From Hierarchy to High Performance” that became an International Best Seller in 2018. She speaks and writes about Leadership, Purposeful Life and Purposeful Organizations in the US and abroad.
We dive into:
- I did all the traditional stuff and arrived at ‘is this it?’
- I wasn’t not happy, and was unfulfilled. How does that work together?
- The path(s) we can take to unleash our happiness is finding our purpose, our passion, and deciding to take those paths.
- 2 things from Ozlem's research for organizations with purpose and passion:
o Great leaders with high EQ is essential
o Purpose beyond profit – something bigger is essential
- Start paying attention to love, happiness, excitement – write these things down in a journal that you keep for years, because these are your passions and purpose!
To get more with Ozlem:
Linked in: linkedin.com/in/ozlemerol
Website: (http://www.yourbestlifeinc.com/) and (http://www.purposeful.business/)
Today we welcome Nik Davis.
Get this folks…we ask our guests to send along a bio, if they have one. Because often times individuals like our guests, speak often and so have a prepared bio for their introduction. When we asked Nik to send this along, this is what we got…
I'm a mum, writer, transformation consultant and all round eccentric, doing my own thing, in my own way, in the hope I can make others smile and love themselves a little bit more.
In this conversation we get to have a lot of laughs as we explore:
- How little we know until we have to do something ourselves
- Empathy is a straight up power skill and it's important for us, emotionally, to let go of our fears and step into our authentic truSELF
- Embrace the mess that is the human experience – we get iterations – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th acts if we choose a path of evolution
- Touch the internal levers so that people can really do their very best
To connect with Nik:
Linked in: linkedin.com/in/nik-davis-36bb7b
Today we welcome Jennifer Bulkley, owner of JenX Enterprises, LLC and Break the Ice Consulting. Jennifer is an audio-impactor and holistic consultant.
Ditching a structured self-built corporate company for a new mission; pursuing a life of freedom and self-authorization in order to help others break free of their own illusions and lead a truly authentic and heart-decisive life!
In this episode we literally challenge the status quo from Jennifer's 12 years living in passion, strength utilization, and building the business she founded when BAM! She got to the cozy and comfortable place that often sparks the search for ‘Something’s missing’.
For 18 months Jennifer felt like:
o Groundhog day
o Not doing the things I wanted to do
o Hamster on a wheel
We explore Jennifer's journey and thoughts and together help her create a formula that says it all...for illusion shattering:
hearts desire+expectation+faith (optimism)+action = illusion shatter
Connect with Jennifer on:
Today we welcome Renee Smith, the Founder and CEO of A Human Workplace.
Renée champions a more loving, human workplace where everyone is welcome to bring their whole, true selves to work. Here’s the thing gang, we each need to be able to bring our whole self in order to bring our very best to the toughest challenges.
Renée brings a revolutionary and revelatory message that wins audiences around the world over to embrace love as a necessary and essential workplace practice. She engages with select leaders and teams each year to challenge, inspire, and guide them back to their full humanity as the ground for and orientation to meaningful change. Her simple yet elegant approach and breakthrough experiences have been called “uncommon and profound,” helping people discover and practice what it is to be human at work.
Together we dive into shining a spotlight on love in the workplace, finding boldness to step into the hard things, choosing self-love first in order to give the best of ourselves, paying attention to our assignment(s) from the universe, and that LOVE is innate; it will naturally appear if we give it space.
To connect with Renee Smith:
Today we welcome Jeff Ikler to TNTESQ.
Jeff is the principal of Quetico Personal Leadership and Career Coaching where he works with individuals to overcome their internal obstacles to leading effectively.
He is the co-host of the “Getting Unstuck – Educators Leading Change,” podcast that focuses on changes in education: who is leading them and why; what they're trying to accomplish; and what obstacles they're encountering and overcoming.
He is the co-author of Shifting: How Educational Leaders Can Create a Culture of Change, which focuses on helping education leaders and their teams lead sustained changes that lead to desired outcomes and impact.
Together we take the journey of the first square of emotional intelligence - how well do you know yourself? Emotional self-awareness. Deep self-awareness.
We go on the excavation through the inner critic, the inner saboteur, the inner gremlin. And we dig into the importance of this in the education system for teachers, principals, students, and parents.
Join us for the journey!
Connect or Contact Jeff:
In this episode we welcome Tanya Obeng, the communication doctor, passionate about helping leaders and business owners unlock their creativity and get back on their pathway to success.
Tanya's aim is to promote mindfulness and use psychodrama as a tool to help others open up and tell their stories in an authentic way. Tanya loves to connect with people who have the same interest or want to acknowledge some of the communication issues within the workplace. Her approach is empowering, supportive and inspiring, and Tanya does this through life and career development coaching, public speaking, mindfulness practices and consulting.
Throughout this episode Tanya will take us on her journey which began as the youngest of 6, as a once labelled dyslexic, to a dancer whose career ended in a heartbeat, then a teacher, and now blazing the trail with her own podcast Real Stories and webseries Savage Truth.
By the end of this episode you may be able to answer the questions:
Are you ready to speak your truth?
Are you willing to bounce back instead of bounce off?
Want more of Tanya? Here's how you can connect with her.
Today’s guest is Jason Barnaby.
Jason is the Chief Fire Starter of Fire Starters Inc, a culture and engagement expert, a leadership consultant, an author, a tribe leader, and a keynote speaker. His goal, is practical inspiration to facilitate ah-ha moments, that sparks lasting change.
As of May 2020, Jason bought himself a pair of orange sneakers. Why?
He's a speaker and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jason was pulled out of his passion of speaking to large audiences at events. His orange shoes are a beacon of hope that eventually he will be able to return.
But for now...it's a new now. Not a new normal. For now it's a new...HOW DO I CONTINUE IN MY PASSION...pivot. Learning how to approach business in a different way. Learning how to keep moving forward in what we love to do. Learning how to continue to be in service of our dream.
Because our dreams don't sleep.
To get more of Jason Barnaby, you can connect with him:
Our guest today is Jane Adshead-Grant who joins us from London, United Kingdom.
Jane is an award-winning Executive coach, a facilitator, a leadership speaker and an author.
Jane believes leadership is a privilege, a profound responsibility and as such, imagines our workplaces and communities as environments that enable others to become their best selves and bring out the best in others through compassionate, conscious and courageous leadership of self and others.
Through her practice, Jane coaches individuals and teams to be their best selves and bring out the best in others through creating environments of generative listening, rigorous thinking and high performance.
In this episode, Jane shares with us incredible techniques and tips that we can all start today, to hold space for someone to dig in deep to finding their own solutions. After all, coaching isn't about telling, it's about creating the safe space for an individual to navigate their thoughts and feelings on their way in and through.
It may seem simple, and some of the tips indeed are, however in the moment of asking big questions that spark breakthrough, our capacity to be in eruptive and intense emotions can make the entire experience uncomfortable. It takes a rare and special set of talents - of which Jane Adshead-Grant has in spades!
Want to connect with Jane??
Our guest today is Brian Buck, from Buck Enterprises, who joins us from Tacoma Washington in the United States.
Brian Buck is a keynote speaker and coach who blends personal development, productivity, and masterful communication skills to help great leaders perform at elite levels. His two decades of improvement experience across multiple industries has touched hundreds of people in a positive way.
If you are looking for more FREEDOM, PASSION, & CONNECTION in your life then he would love to help you!
For today, Brian is going to help us explode the status quo on his take of the LEAN formula: Plan-Do-Check-Act.
Plan - Do - Kick - Ass!
Brian takes us through pivotal moments in his own career which whispered, quite loudly, that it was time for him to impact on a larger level how leadership behaved within an organization. Leading people...rather than managing people.
We explore everything from Brian's lens of GEMBA - putting yourself in the action to actually see what's going on, to a few emotional intelligence skills, to excuses like 'I used to be in the job so I don't really need to see what it's like for employees now', to the need to focus on improvement as the excitement instead of change as the barrier.
Want to connect with Brian?
Our guest today is Alberto Gonzalez-Otero, the chief purpose officer and founder of Just on Purpose located in the Hague area of the Netherlands.
Just on purpose is a company committed to helping organizations leaders and teams to discover their purpose and transform.
Alberto is also Chairman of the Board for The World in Your Classroom, a not for profit organisation that helps students in broadening their knowledge and mindset about other cultures and countries.
Alberto's work is about helping individuals, teams, and organizations to find their purpose because there is a direct line, or needs to be, between an individuals purpose and the organizations purpose.
Finding that alignment is what, inevitably, creates dynamic and purpose driven teams.
Our conversation begins from the root story of Alberto finding his own purpose using a 4 quadrant formula of:
- what you love
- what you are good at
- what the world needs
- what you can get paid for
To connect with Alberto:
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/albertogotero
Website - justonpurpose.com
Email - email@example.com
Twitter - albertog_otero
Our guest today is Bart Scholtissen, your BackToYourNature coach, Soul Scientist, Wim Hof Method academy instructor, and speaker.
In this episode you'll be able to hear Bart's passion in connecting, inspiring and motivating people through multiple levels of the self. Most interesting is how Bart uses nature to deepen and strengthen that connection.
Not surprisingly will be the importance of BREATH.
We take this journey with Bart into how breath impacts our day to day and how such a simple action of a conscious breath escapes most people.
Living unconsciously - not paying attention - oblivious to the most simple of actions. This is what Bart encourages us to do along the journey that we are all taking...at different speeds...from different starting points...with different ups and downs along the way.
To connect with Bart, visit his website: www.bartscholtissen.nl
One of the best personal descriptions is our guest today – Evangelist for Heart Based Leadership. The word evangelist gives the impression of kindness mixed with passion mixed with rock solid foundation in personal truth.
Paul Haury is a coach, a mentor, an optimist helping individuals and teams use belonging to crush the fear that stops us and keeps us stuck. Paul helps make aspirations happen.
The focus of our conversation is belonging. Perhaps this actually needs caps lock - BELONGING.
From Maslow's Heirarchy, to organizational leadership responsibilities, to tribal collaboration in surviving the saber tooth tiger, this conversation is jam packed with the exploration of how belonging impacts how we perform.
To get more from Paul Haury, you can connect via:
Today’s guest is Helen Amery of Wild Fig Solutions!
Helen’s work is about high quality conversations with smart, high achieving leaders who've had enough of how it is, so that they can uncover real fulfillment, security and success.
Basically Helen helps individuals who seemingly have it all, dismantle the busy mind, the anxiety, the underlying inner dialogue of whether it’s enough.
Helen’s signature four month coaching program is one-to-one to create the space of safety to explore what's on your mind. The results…
… the tangle of life drops away, you’re connected back to your innate brilliance, & the heavy load of life lightens.
In our conversation, Helen invites us into discussion on BEING over DOING and unravelling the noise that exists within ourselves by developing our noticing muscles. Then approaching what we find with curiosity.
This kind of self work, is not the selfish kind, and in fact gives us the opportunity to connect to unconditional love on our way to BEING.
To connect with Helen, you can find her on:
Today’s guest is Rhonda Delaney…a speaker, podcaster of her own podcast Leadership Simplified, and cultivator of leaders that grow teams of raving fans.
Rhonda believes caring is your superpower and utilizing that power brings about spectacular results.
Rhonda does this by teaching new managers how to become energized and engaged toward being transformational leaders that know how to build people gardens!
In today’s workplaces this is much needed work by leaders and we are excited to have Rhonda here with us today to discuss caring in the world of leadership!
When you listen to this conversation you'll notice one thing in particular - Rhonda has a no nonsense approach; lower the barriers and guards and let's just dive in and talk about it. How much better can CARING LEADERSHIP get than to be interested in someone so much that you're willing to dive right in their with them??!!
We are positive that you will enjoy this episode so much you may pause to take notes, rewind to listen again, and definitely start cultivating your own people garden.
Want more from Rhonda??
Our guest today is Mark C. Crowley; Leadership Speaker, Consultant & Change Agent For Workplace Engagement & Culture. Author of "Lead From The Heart."
For 20+ years, Mark was a senior executive at one of the nation's largest financial institutions. In that uber-competitive world, teams Mark led routinely excelled. He was named “Leader of the Year.”
Mark’s success comes from having a profound understanding of what leadership practices truly move the needle, & what inspires human beings to commit themselves to doing extraordinary work. This knowledge is the basis for his book “Lead From The Heart”, along with his global speaking engagements, executive coaching, & work helping companies reinvigorate their values & culture. It's launched a movement.
Mark’s leadership podcast features world-class guests & has an audience in 136 countries around the world. Rhys and I are truly inspired by this!
Mark’s work has been published by Fast Company Magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, and The Seattle Times, to name a few.
To get in touch with Mark, you can connect with him at:
LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/markccrowley
Website - markccrowley.com
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter - MarkCCrowley
Today's guest is Nancy John, Founder of SEED LEADERSHIP.
With 15+ years experience in L&D and Professional Coaching, Nancy lives by the motto “love what you do.” By no means does this mean being giddy every moment of work, rather being driven by a greater purpose. And loving it. Being inspired by it. And inspiring others to action, results, change along the way.
Seed Leadership...through their signature program, Seed Leaderships purpose is to address the Self-doubt among emerging leaders that risks future leadership and innovation in organizations.
In today's conversation Nancy talks with us about her PIVOT. Whether forced or intentional, pivots are necessary in life. We can feel them often before we are logically aware of what's occurring.
Nancy takes us through her own journey and provides us with valuable insights into why paying attention to your emotional information sets you up for greater success in then taking logical steps forward toward a greater purpose!
Want more?? You can connect with Nancy John via LinkedIn!
Our guest today is Samantha Suppiah!
Samantha is a sustainability strategist and chartered engineer in the field of urban design, architecture and engineering - specializing in environmental modelling and building physics.
She informs and facilitates the architectural and engineering design process to ensure environmental, carbon and social sustainability aims are met and exceeded.
Her interests are in net positive, biophilic and informed urban design, co-creating urban spaces with community health in mind, implementing holistically sustainable measures for common good.
Samantha lives by the motto: Moving from "less bad" to "net good".
This conversation spans several topics from personal experience leading to personal evolution to living one's purpose to grief for the planet to the simplicity of keeping it simple to the collective power of many to global empathy for sustainability.
It's all about one thing - leaving the planet in better shape than when we arrived. Each of us must take ownership of this goal.
Want more of Samantha?? Of course.
Connect with her on LinkedIn!
Our guest today is Carol Campos.
Carol runs her own empowerment and leadership coaching business, she is the Host of The Divine Breadcrumb podcast, in which Carol speaks with a variety of people who are doing wonderful and amazing things in the world, sharing their story of the most pivotal moments in their lives.
She is a writer, speaker, and joyful human!
In this episode, we explore pivotal moments, where we are divinely called toward something. That if we pay attention to the breadcrumbs (in the moment if possible, however often more likely upon reflection), that we can follow those breadcrumbs for a life by divine.
Carol shares with us her story of being a people pleasure, suppressing her voice, and attracting people who treated who poorly. She shares the breadcrumb moments that hit her like a brick so that she could pivot toward her divine purpose.
All of this, to culminate in the work that Carol is doing today - helping others to cultivate their self esteem!
Want more of Carol?
Contact: carollcampos.com, or email@example.com
Our guest today is Carrie Bohlig!
Carrie is the Co-Founder, with her husband, of Tandem Giving and Co-Owner of Tandem Consulting. Her work is focused on empowering professionals who want to start a side hustle.
She is a mentor, public speaker, advocate, and business coach! She builds inspiring and profound and real video messages on LinkedIn and this kind of kicking butt with kindness is what led both Rhys and I to want to have a conversation with her.
Get this amazing part that you'll hear in this episode: Residual Giving. This portion of the podcast is going to knock your socks off as a way of considering how your entrepreneurialship can become bigger than a side hustle, an income, your thing.
Along the way, Carrie will be sharing the golden nuggets of what it's like to start a side hustle, to scale that side hustle, how to take on the world of being an entrepreneur, and how to do it with her. Tandem Consulting likes to kick ass with kindness!
You can connect with Carrie on LinkedIn!
Our guest today is Bill Mathias Jr!
A fellow Humans First Club member, a dad, a husband, a proliferator of thought, a superb collaborator, a seeker, and for work…he’s a Partnership Manager for Online Learning Consortium.
Usually our topics spring from the individuals backstory of what they are passionately obsessed with. This one, is a bit different.
March 12th, at 11am Eastern Standard Time, Bill and I (Teresa) connected 1 to 1 via zoom strictly for the purpose of getting to know each other outside our humans first Friday calls and LinkedIn post engagements.
Within 30 minutes Bill shared a workplace model that he was working on.
It struck me as interesting; sparked my curiosity; got me jazzed up at it’s possibilities. So I added an idea. And he responded with openness and added another idea. And what he added shook my creativity juices and I added another and soon the pace got FAST and the ideas FURIOUS.
1+1 didn’t equal 2. We were at 1000!
Collaboration. What is it? How is it done? Who does it well and why? What are the barriers in it’s way? How can anyone who is in an environment where collaboration is part of the way work is completed, be better?
To get more of William (Bill) Mathias Jr. ...
Our guest today is Myriam Hadnes, behavioural economist, facilitator, connector, and podcast host of Workshops Work which aims to inspire fellow facilitators to design and deliver workshops that work.
Myriam is passionate about human behaviour, enjoys moments of sparking creativity and finds fulfilment in the creation of environments that enable collaboration. As a designer and facilitator of team and business workshops, Myriam helps participants to get out of their own way by creating safe spaces and exercises that bring forth a group’s full potential.
One of the titles you will find under Myriam’s profile on LinkedIn is ‘Enabler of Collaboration’.
To connect with Myriam:
LinkedIn - Myriam Hadnes
What a brilliant title!
Today’s guest is Linda Vettrus-Nichols.
Clarity Coach | Book in 30 Days Coach | Author x 19 | Relationship Marketing Coach | Vision Strategy Roadmap Coach.
As a Clarity Coach, Linda’s Zone of Genius is keeping you in yours. And this is an exciting area for us to explore together.
"Ego will recruit the pain body if you dismiss it. Reconnecting with your body keeps you in tune with this and allows you to walk with your internal divinity."
"There is no chaos at the level of the soul. Connect with your internal divinity; learn to acknolwedge the ego as wisdom."
These powerful statements, and more, are what you're going to find as you unwind and explore into this episode of TNT ESQ.
To learn more about and connect with Linda:
Today’s guests are not a duo by standard definition. In fact, we are here together as a group of four to expand on an interaction via a LinkedIn post. It became so dynamic we needed to sit down and have the conversation.
Ilyse Craft is a High Performance Coach for Entrepreneurs from Long Beach California
Ray Hildebrand is a CRO at Solv Risk Solutions from Dallas Fort Worth Texas.
Rhys is in the UK and I’m in Canada. We are spanning the globe for today's conversation which started from a LinkedIn post.
The discussion from LinkedIn has brought us into the virtual space for all 4 of us to expand our thoughts on self care versus self soothing.
Ilyse and Ray offer their insights and experiences sharing nuggets of wisdom that our listeners will be able to grab and run with today!
If you want more of both Ilyse and Ray (and why wouldn't you???) you can connect with both of them on LinkedIn!
Our guest today is Quinn Ferrall.
A seeker. An encourager of dialogue and thought. Starting from the big circle, Quinn enjoys the dynamic of trying to get people around the topic itself before driving toward any smaller pinpointed concept or idea.
Quinn is a long-standing member of the HumansFirst Club.
As an Engineer by profession, Quinn is pushing the boundaries within his profession to bring the humanity that connects us all.
We are really excited to unfold a conversation with Quinn today about emotional intelligence in careers that perhaps aren’t known for their EQ skills. Let’s quote his phrase “Engineered EQ.”
You can connect with Quinn via LinkedIn and visit his website for more of what he has on the go: https://www.infinitehumans.me/
Today’s guest is Hass Sadeghi.
Transformational Guide for Business Leaders & Teams.
Having spent most of his life as an avocation doing energetic, mystic & healing arts trainings with the world's foremost experts, using his innate gifts & talents to help friends, colleagues & loved ones with life-changing breathrus, Hass has been recently called to dedicate professional focus and share transformative energetic techniques that will "rebirth" your consciousness
Hass is also a relational alchemist and a consciousness engineer. Consciousness Engineer?
That's what we thought and when we heard this phrase we HAD to dive into a conversation with Hass in order to challenge the status quo.
If you'd like to learn more about Hass Sadeghi, you can connect with him on LinkedIn!
Welcome to today's guest Chris Colaco!
You can connect with Chris on LinkedIn and reach out for his brilliant work for you and your organization at www.initiate.ch
Chris claims that he was really fortunate to start his career working at Procter & Gamble (P&G). Thanks to P&G’s strong emphasis on performance and people development, he discovered his passion for training and helping others’ learn, grow and develop their skills; also fortunate to learn that he wanted to be an entrepreneur.
After leaving P&G, Chris decided to fulfill one of his dreams by spending time traveling through many countries such as India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland. This opportunity of a life time helped him learn more about himself and the world. During his travels, I met and learnt from a diverse group of people including farmers, diving instructors, monks, elephant keepers, trekking guides, and doctors. These individuals combined with Chris' diverse travel experiences helped him to discover new ideas and perspectives to help himself and others develop new skills and capabilities.
...in his own words...
In search of international work experience, I relocated to Geneva, Switzerland where I worked in training and development for a large multinational company. It was in this position that I developed and delivered training programs in regions including Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, and Africa.
As a result of my international training experience, my passion for people development, and my interest in meeting and working with diverse people, I created Initiate (www.initiate.ch) in 2005. Since then I have been developing leadership and management training to help people discover how they can help engage and develop teams beyond telling them what to do and how to do it.
One of the modules that I always deliver in leadership and management programs is focused on feedback. I would always get comments from participants at the end of the program stating that they wished their Manager was in the program. I would always seek to learn more from the participant. It was then that I started to realize more and more that most Managers don’t give feedback and if they do, it is delivered in a pretty demotivating manner. Further, most people have a negative perception of the word “feedback”. After looking into research, I saw that there was a huge demand for more feedback and a gap in the supply of quality feedback.
So I decided to take the plunge and create a cloud based platform called 1 Minute Feedback. 1 Minute Feedback helps employees request feedback and helps Managers provide feedback in simple, motivating manner. My aim is to help people around the world understand that getting feedback can be easy, helpful and a worthwhile endeavor.
In my free time, I love traveling with my family and living in different locations for a month or more. I also love learning. I am always learning something either to get better as a person or just for fun. When I was in Kenya, our cook taught me how to make the perfect chapati. Now for the majority of our learning experience, he would laugh at me and tell me that my chapatis were not round enough to sell in the market. The greatest teacher I ever had was my Spanish teacher. He just made learning so much fun that I felt like I was in a class “learning”. Interestingly it was the only time in my life where I had 100% as the final mark and never ever felt like learning was a chore. This is what I am doing when I work with my clients!
Our guest today is Oleg Lougheed.
For Rhys and myself, Oleg is a fellow member of the HumansFirst Club whose energy and perspective and stories always add richness to the dialogue.
Oleg is the Founder and Producer of The Overcoming Odds Podcast which focuses on sharing personal journey's and breakthroughs.
Today’s conversation is definitely an eavesdropping kind of conversation because we three are on an exploration of thought.
What do you need to belong to, in order to feel belonging?
Oleg has such an inquisitive mind and heart and so this episode of TNT ESQ is likely to challenge the status quo of what each of us has actually considered up to this point when it comes to our own belonging, our identity, our community, how we are in the world.
Belonging – what will we do in order to belong? What do we need to do?
To connect with Oleg, you can find him on LinkedIn and reach out to his website: overcomingodds.today
Today’s guest is Juliet Herman joining us from New York!
She transforms leaders & teams into high-performing with behavioral consulting .
She is a Positioning Strategy Jedi, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for FitOut Academy.
When you work with Juliet, no stone with go unturned!
FITOUT is an acronym and it stands for...
F - Freedom of Expression
I - Intuitive Action
T - Team Synergy
O - Outcome Focused
U - United Vision
T - Trust in Leadership
It's time to FITOUT in leadership by being Authentic - show up as our whole selves.
Let's explore that together!
You can be in touch with Juliet Herman via LinkedIn or her website: https://julietherman.fyi.to/juliet-herman
Author ~ Vision Strategist ~ Grand Master Cellular Regression Practitioner
These are the titles that follow Terry Eastwind Nichols name on his LinkedIn profile.
However, Terry is a fellow member of the HumansFirst Club with Rhys and myself, and brings, to our conversations, great insights and quotes and perspectives that often leaves the group with a pause or silence to consider.
This is the mark of life experience and wisdom.
Terry works with clients within a process called Grand Master Cellular Regression; a process that he developed after experiencing a traumatic life event. Through his work, he helps people unlock and unblock traumatic events that are keeping them stuck.
Sometimes the 'stuck' manifests itself as procrastination, and in this episode of TNT ESQ, we explore with Terry the cycle of trauma, self-sabotage, and procrastination.
PLEASE NOTE: This episode contains stories of trauma, based on client examples that Terry has encountered. He uses these stories to demonstrate the power of his practice. Discretion is advised as these stories may be difficult to listen to.
If you would like to get in touch with Terry, you can find him on:
LinkedIn - Terry Earthwind Nichols
Our guest today is Edward Okopny.
Both Rhys and I have met and engaged with Edward via LinkedIn. We suggest you do the same. After all, he's open to all connections and conversations! Plus...when you connect and examine his profile description, this is the amazing-ness you will find.
Everything can change in the blink of an eye… It is not the events or circumstances that we encounter in our life that guide us forward or determines our destiny. It is however, what we learn and the way we choose to take action that shapes our future. I also believe, the people that come in and out of our lives can have a substantial impact on us and that there is no relationship without value. Supporting this, is an understanding that happiness is a daily choice and no matter what obstacles we are confronted with, there is always something positive that will come from them. I think the key, is not expecting to know what that will be, but simply believing it will be so.
The cornerstone of my relationships and partnerships is trust, without it there really is no future. As I move forward to maximize the opportunities in front of me, I will continue to learn from all I encounter, embrace the relationships I have, and look forward to who and what will come my way in the future.
This conversation with Edward unleashes the exploration of Something Good Will Come of This - the empowerment to look at every opportunity through the lens of positivity and optimism. Why? Because it feels good to do so. Better than the alternative.
You can connect with Edward Okopny on LinkedIn, follow on Instagram, and check out his amazing stuff on his YouTube Page - the EJO Zone.
On our previous episodes of TNTESQ we have spent time introducing our guest by their role or their qualifications or something related to status of achievement. While our guest today has all of those things, I would like to do a somewhat special introduction.
Arlene Mendoza is BFF material. Rhys and I both met Arlene via HumansFirst and Arlene is likely best known for the power of her storytelling.
We are insanely excited to have Arlene explore the topic of the push and pull we each experience in our lives - expectations, standards, should's compared to internal vision and purpose and drive and needs. with us today to get a sprinkle of your stories and lessons and insights!
Arlene took the leap - a big one - a hiatus to invest in herself. Not many of us have the courage to take such a leap; to hold up the mirror, to give ourselves that time and dedication to aligning and connecting with ourselves.
This is one heck of a dialogue!
Jordan is the Author of “The Journey to Cloud Nine” and the best-selling book called Getting Comfy: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness and an Executive Coach of his company Cloud Nine Living and a Certified Leadership Coach under Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, and a TEDx speaker on Getting Comfy in the Uncomfy and upcoming TEDx speaker on why self help is not helping March 3, 2020 in New Jersey.
Genuine Human Connection seems to be a 'thing' Jordan has had in spades from a young age. Whether it was because he had an underdog mentality or because he cared so much for people, he kept true to honouring this need to connect with people deeply throughout his life.
Along his journey he has tapped into people's stories to have his own moments of 'ah ha' and believes the power of a story is to share it with as many people as possible.
Get ready to hear a few amazing stories in this episode of TNT ESQ!
Get in touch with Jordan:
LinkedIn and website www.journeytocloudnine.com
Dr. Melissa Hughes is a self-proclaimed neuroscience geek, author and speaker.
Having spent the first decade of her professional career in education observing how the brain works through the lives of her students, she realized there were simple, applicable tools that could optimize performance outcomes and improve their overall learning processes.
Understanding how to learn, how to solve problems, and to think creatively becomes even more important once we leave the classroom and step into the work-life arena.
Dr. Hughes combines her experience in education with extensive research in neuroscience and behavioral psychology to share simple, applicable strategies that improve performance and outcomes in our professional and personal lives.
In this episode we explore how the brain works optimally, how to amp up the hormones that put our brain in the best possible situation for critical thinking, empathy, problem solving, and creativity, imposter syndrome, and the one thing you can start doing NOW to get your brain to function better!
To connect with Dr. Melissa Hughes...
Our guest is our #1 TNT fan and supporter - Shelley Brown!
Shelley Brown believes mindfulness is not what we've all been led to believe.
Mindfulness is becoming more and more mainstream, and yet it still gets greeted with the “cringe” factor, gets put in the "too weird for the workplace" basket or worse yet, put in the same category as “chair massage”.
Shelley understands, she too was a "Cringer". As a former high-octane sales pro and endurance athlete, she was a total skeptic and thought mindfulness was for tea-drinking yogis (not that there's anything wrong with that). She soon learned the truth and what has become a way of life has now turned into her purpose.
Shelley's mission is to invite leaders to explore this transformative practice in an inclusive and accessible way with the intention to make it “sticky” not "icky" leading to a sustainable mindful culture.
Rather than a focus on what's often seen as woo-woo, weird approaches, Shelley know it's a practice of rock stars and warriors... a practice that transcends calm...a practice that invites leaders to extend time in the present, to be conscious, to practice real-time self-awareness, to “Walk their Talk”, to lead with accountability, resilience, compassion, openness, equanimity and heart.
Shelley spent decades in the corporate world in national and regional sales management roles in both high-tech and hospitality industries. Today she remains connected to the corporate world...only now as a Rock Star Mindfulness speaker and workshop facilitator!
Shelley believes this practice of mindfulness helps us to find more joy and show up better for each other.
To learn more or be in touch with Shelley:
LinkedIn - Shelley Brown
Instagram - @roimindfulness
Our guest today is Jennifer Beitz. Rhys and I both met Jennifer through HumansFirst Club. Her energy contributions are always so thoughtful and encouraging toward the self!
Jennifer helps women shatter their limiting beliefs.
She was a classic example of a woman holding herself back from the next level of success in life, business and career.
She spent many years thinking that she wasn’t enough, wasn’t ready.
In the personal work to elevate herself she discovered that every time she reinforced a limiting belief, she was right!
From the experiences rises the Phoenix – Jennifer is using her own personal path as the way to help others reach their next level of success.
Sitting with Discomfort of the Truth is Harder than Sitting with the Current Emotional Discomfort by Staying in the Un-Truth. Shatter limiting beliefs.
Get in touch with Jennifer Beitz on LinkedIn!
Our guest today is Simon Rodgers, a transformation coach, unlocking full potential within individuals, teams and corporations.
Simon is all about helping people and teams to connecting through a coaching method that supports managers & their teams with any challenge they have by: Connecting them with who they are, Aligning everyone on what is needed, and Committing to getting it done.
Connect - Align - Commit.
There is impact in the room, every time this method is used.
It may sound simple, however it just isn't, and throughout this conversation, Simon demonstrates and explains that getting to know people – giving positive/appreciative feedback – entering FLOW – to gain greater appreciation for each other is, at it's foundation, about being nice.
We just aren't nice enough and when we are, powerful things happen.
If you want more, you can connect with Simon Rodgers on LinkedIn, through his website, www.impactintheroom.com and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our guest today is Haydn Bratt.
Founder of Mindset Leadership, author of book MicroLeadership with a passionate belief that we can all “master tomorrow”. Haydn loves to help people at all stages of their leadership career to think and act differently to improve their MINDSET and generate highly effective success strategies that deliver outstanding results – both personally and in the organisations they lead.
Exactly the right guest to challenge the status quo with!
We discuss the power of incremental gains under 6 primary leadership pillars discovered and designed by Haydn and his tribe. Within our discussion is used the analogy of running and cycling and how the simplicity of adding 1% from yesterday to today, yields tremendous capacities for achievement.
To learn more about Haydn and his work...
- connect with Haydn on LinkedIn,
- grab his book MicroLeadership, on Amazon
- email email@example.com
- website www.mindsetleadership.co.uk
Our guest today is Oscar Trimboli.
Oscar Trimboli is on a quest to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world. He is an author, Host of the Apple Award winning podcast—Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organisations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organisations can have when they listen beyond the words. He consults to organisations including Cisco, Google, HSBC, News Corp, PayPal, Qantas, TripAdvisor helping executives and their teams listen to what’s unsaid by the customers and employees. Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity.
Listening is an awareness problem; 81% think we are above average car drivers, 83% of us think we are above average listeners.
We just aren't this good.
There is a lot of ground covered in today's podcast episode, and Oscar provides the research, the proof, the stories, and the techniques to elevate your listening game!
If you want more, you can connect with Oscar on LinkedIn, and Listeningmyths.com.
Our guest today is Dr. Kimberly Hambrick.
Kimberly is the president of Kimberly Hambrick Consulting. She is a leadership development and growth coach and trainer. She DESIGNS empowered leaders!
Kimberly is a member of the John Maxwell Team and the growth system which we are going to dive into during this conversation.
However, more of our conversation is around limiting beliefs and how those limiting beliefs keep one stuck. Kimberly digs deep into her own personal story, sharing thoroughly what was her reality and how she managed to pull herself through that reality into one where she could flourish and shine all of her talents.
A little something we can all learn to do better.
If you want more, you can connect with Kimberly Hambrick on LinkedIn, and via email firstname.lastname@example.org and check out Kimberly’s podcast The Cannoli Coach.
Human greatness? What exactly does that mean?
Well, to Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly Leadership Coaching, it's the uniqueness that is within each of us. Which means it looks and sounds and behaves and expresses itself differently for all of us!
Rhys and I both met Brian and enjoy spending at least an hour per week with him, in our HumansFirst Club on Fridays via LinkedIn, and Brian is known for growing this Club by inviting the most number of people. He is a connector!
Some of the most interesting and explorative conversations had, have been with Brian, a spectacular collaborator and curious “George” without the mischief.
In this episode, the final one of 2019, we chat with Brian about vulnerability, removing your mask, finding your why well before attempting your how, and stepping into your greatness.
You can connect with Brian Kelly via LinkedIn and via email at email@example.com and at
Morgane Michael, the creator of the research-based, not-for-profit Small Act Big Impact 21-day Kindness initiative, joins us for a conversation on KINDNESS and the impact it has on all of our lives. She is also the host and producer of the Kindsight 101 Podcast.
Morgane is the mother of 2 young children, a wife, speaker, educator and author and she believes that infusing intentional kindness and empathy into schools, workplaces, and communities, can be the catalyst for positive change.
In this episode, Morgane takes us on a journey of the senses, clearly explaining why KINDNESS is an integral part of our humanity and can help us resolve so many of the 'not good' feelings we encounter on a daily basis. Her goal is to help everyone integrate kindness practices into their communities and throughout this podcast offers many ways in which YOU can make that happen.
If you want more, you can connect with Morgan on LinkedIn, and…
Our guest is Garry Turner. Garry is creator of The Listening Organization, a human-centered people consultancy, host of the Value through Vulnerability podcast, and is driven by his personal purpose of helping create & facilitate the safe spaces that help unleash human potential.
Garry has been obsessed and intentional on his own personal breakthrough journey. His work in this area is about creating the safe spaces which help people release their fullest potential in the most optimal way. He does this by harnessing the power of his values and using his super powers to leave every person, in every interaction, better than when they came in.
If you want more, you can connect with Garry in a few different ways.
Twitter - https://twitter.com/garryturner0
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garryturner0/
Website - www.thelisteningorganisation.co.uk
Podcast - https://anchor.fm/valuevulnerability
Our guest today is Josia Nakash – a fellow Canadian, growing up with a British father, and now residing in Isreal. Josie is the Founder of Good Vibe Agency. She is an active participant in The Humans First Club writing a summary article and LinkedIn post that shares the learnings from our humans first time together.
The time has come to fill the world with positive, uplifting and meaningful content that provides people with the guidance they really need. We are really looking forward to talking about just how we can do that!
If you want more, you can connect with Josia on LinkedIn, check out her website goodvibeagency.com, on Twitter goodvibeagency.
Our guest today is Kevin Monroe – Founder of X Factor Consulting, host of the Friday noon Humans First Club calls, and the heart behind The 10 Day Gratitude Challenge.
I met Kevin when he randomly called me after a brief encounter via LinkedIn posts and comments and we spoke, while I was cooking, for about 45 minutes. This action of just picking up the phone and calling someone who sparked that feeling of ‘I want to know this person’ speaks to Kevin as an individual and the charisma that defines his humanity.
If you want more, you can connect with Kevin on LinkedIn, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, The Higher Purpose podcast, AND www.thegratitudechallenge.community
Renata Porter – Leadership trainer, consultant, coach. Her passion is helping organizations build connected leaders…fully engaged people that enjoy their place of work, know the value they bring and have the desire to exceed all expectations.
Renata’s programs and training accomplishes the end result of a Connected Leader by focusing on Inclusion, Transparency, Inspiration and Leadership through Action.
If you want more, you can connect with Renata via LinkedIn or your website www.renataporter.com or email email@example.com.
Welcome to our guest – Antoni Tzavelas.
Technology contractor currently teaching people how to cloud. You may even know Antoni via his LinkedIn series Blame DevOps.
But really…Antoni is a cameleon coming from the fashion industry to systems administrator to dev-ops engineer to now an educator. Your career journey is founded in a passion for continuous learning. However…that’s not what we’re here to talk about today. Today we’re here to explode the status quo on putting humanity first in the workplace.
If you want more, you can connect with Antoni via LinkedIn or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tawyna shows up with heart. All heart.
Her mission is to share her experiences so that others can learn how to spot the signs of mental health and suicide. In this mission she is building bridges within her community, writing a free book to spread the necessary knowledge, and creating groups like SisterCheck!
If you want to be part of her amazing mission, connect with Tawyna on LinkedIn.
Listen and enjoy and most of all, learn!
Freeing ourselves from the limiting beliefs, the old beliefs, the 'best practice' one way of thinking, is the only way to solve the problems that are facing us today - personally and professionally.
Mike Vacanti – author of the book Believership: The SuperPower Beyond Leadership, believes, “It’s more than what we accomplish – it’s who we become along the journey!” and his mission is to help people discover their potential, embrace a growth mindset and achieve at inspired levels.
Mike is also the founder of the HumansFirst Club and this passion project which has exploded beyond his expectations, speaks to Mike’s belief that the heart of any organization are it’s people.
Listen as we discuss everything from the unconscious adoption of constraints, to the harm of sameness, to or-gantic growth, to honouring the strengths of the individual, to promoting the ONE that everyone's following.
If you want more, you can connect with Mike via LinkedIn or www.mjvacanti.com.
David is a high-performance culture coach. He is the Founder of Impact Leadership Consulting, LLC.
David knows about high performance as a triathlete. As an endurance athlete, you must be connected to your why so that you can dedicate yourself 100% to a vision, a goal, an outcome.
David translates this into connecting people with the WHY of their company in order to INCREASE PROFITS, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT and gain that all important COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.
In this podcast we explore intentionality behind your workplace culture, practicing the behaviours, defining daily rituals, and the terror barrier.
Connect with David McGlennen on LinkedIn. Visit my leadership blog at www.davidmcglennen.com/blog or email me at email@example.com so that we can have a conversation.
Alison Fischer has 20+ years experience in the Corporate world, going toe to toe with some of America’s elite in the boardroom, but she is equally comfortable and commanding in her home life, the proud mother of two girls, she is also passionate about giving back to her community especially working with local kids to teach some of her core beliefs and values to better empower them to live fulfilling and resilient lives.
There are many subjects we could talk about today with Alison, her Resilience, her Gratitude, her Transparency, her belief in Transformational Leadership, and the EPIC acronym – Empathy/Presence/Intention/Connection.
But Empowerment is the topic of today’s interview.
You can connect with Alison Fischer on LinkedIn!
Compassionate leadership is absolutely about heart and Chris Jackson wears his on his sleeve.
In this episode, we explore the ups and downs of being a compassionate leadership, how our past shows up in our future, how to find our own 'chairs' so we can be the best version of ourselves, and why showing up for other people will always be the right thing to do.
If you want more, you can connect with Chris via LinkedIn…you can contact him via his website:
http://trunorthfs.com/ and email: firstname.lastname@example.org or info@TuckerFS.com.
Raf Baron is the F-Word Coach - FEEDBACK.
His approach involves getting rid of serving the 'feedback sandwich' that sugarcoats the real challenge.
He knows cringy feedback scripts don't work.
It's all about relationships, conversations, and stacking the deck in everyone's favour.
You can connect with Raf Baron via LinkedIn and by email: Raf@Feedbackcoach.co.uk
Time to come out of the dark. Time to challenge the way you train feedback in your organization and the way you deliver it as a leader.