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Thrive Space

By Eden Business Concepts

Thrive Space Podcast tackles the heart of the leader and how that affects your business at every level. Why keep floundering when you can flourish?

Our conversations will trigger ideas and approaches for you to thrive as a leader and build a thriving workplace around you. If you long to be a healthy leader and build a vibrant, thriving company, we've saved you a seat. We’ll dive into questions like these and much more:

- Do people love being led by you?
- Why would anyone want you to be their leader?
- Why do you love being someone’s leader?
- Do you handle conflict and crisis effectively?
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Episode 17: The Process of Decision Making Part 1

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Episode 17: The Process of Decision Making Part 1
Episode 17: The Process of Decision Making Part 1
This episode is part one in a two-part series where we discuss an ongoing reality for leaders: the process of making decisions, especially in an atmosphere of uncertainty in so many areas. Mason Brady, CEO of Profits Focused, joins us to discuss how and why we make decisions and apply that to specific areas, especially our financial planning. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
24:55
November 09, 2022
Episode 16: Building An Effective Plan For Addressing Crisis
Episode 16: Building An Effective Plan For Addressing Crisis
In this episode, we continue our discussion around preparing for a crisis in business and discuss some practical ways the HR leadership in your company can create an effective plan of action for addressing a crisis. We discuss the crisis management cycle, steps to respond to a crisis effectively, and an important tool to begin the recovery process: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
31:02
September 14, 2022
Episode 15: Caring For Your People By Planning For Crisis
Episode 15: Caring For Your People By Planning For Crisis
In this episode, we discuss how to care for your people by being prepared and having plans in place for when a crisis arises. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
32:60
August 10, 2022
Episode 14: Paying Attention to Your People: Mental Health Resources For You and Your Employees
Episode 14: Paying Attention to Your People: Mental Health Resources For You and Your Employees
In this episode, we welcome back Doug Samsel, the founder of Great Oaks Counseling Center, to discuss some practical tips and resources you can provide to your employees to help them take care of their mental health. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
39:53
July 06, 2022
Episode 13: Paying Attention to Your People: Awareness and Response to the Mental Health of Your Employees
Episode 13: Paying Attention to Your People: Awareness and Response to the Mental Health of Your Employees
Now, after two years of isolation and stress from a pandemic, we’re seeing the state of overall human wellness decline. In this episode, we welcome Doug Samsel, the founder of Great Oaks Counseling Center, to discuss mental health awareness and response so we can better serve our people and employees. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
34:20
June 08, 2022
Episode 12: Relationships from Chaos to Restoration
Episode 12: Relationships from Chaos to Restoration
In this month's episode, we're continuing our conversation with Daniel Teater, from Live at Peace Ministries, to discuss our Conflict Restoration Model. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
41:28
April 13, 2022
Episode 11: Reducing the Cost of Crisis and Conflict
Episode 11: Reducing the Cost of Crisis and Conflict
In this month’s podcast, we’re joined by a long-time friend, Daniel Teater, who has unique insight into crisis and conflict in life and relationships. We share some practical tips on avoiding destructive conflict and how to pave the way for helpful and healthy conflict. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
23:35
March 09, 2022
Episode 10: 50 Leaders Respond to Our Collective Trauma
Episode 10: 50 Leaders Respond to Our Collective Trauma
In this episode, we are joined by our friend, colleague, and fellow Convene member, Tim Duncan, founder of Dot to Dot Management Consulting. In this discussion, we unpack Tim’s recent discoveries from his interviews of 50 business leaders discussing their current challenges and pain points. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
40:24
February 09, 2022
Episode 09: Are you listening - to your heart?
Episode 09: Are you listening - to your heart?
As the pandemic rages on, we must maintain peace, patience, and purpose. Mindfulness is the skill that makes that possible. In this episode, we'll unpack what mindfulness is, how it will help you connect with empathy and lead with compassion, and lastly, we'll discuss the reality of leading from significant loss. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
36:28
January 12, 2022
Episode 08: Making Way for A Healthier New Year
Episode 08: Making Way for A Healthier New Year
As 2021 is coming to a close, we reflect on the progress and difficulties business leaders experienced this past year. In this episode, we explore the encouragement and challenges that 2021 has brought to business leaders and discuss how to navigate those challenges to become a healthier and more effective leader in 2022. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
33:38
December 08, 2021
Episode 07: The Perfect Storm: Weathering The Great Resignation by Cultivating Enthusiastic Stayers
Episode 07: The Perfect Storm: Weathering The Great Resignation by Cultivating Enthusiastic Stayers
If you are a business leader, you know that our country is facing an enormous migration of employees and talent. This worker transition is so large and universal that some are calling it the Great Resignation. In this discussion about the Great Resignation, we will be joined by our friend and colleague, Dr. David Macauley, of Wendworks. We will talk about what this migration of employees means for your company and some ways you can respond to find and retain the talent you need. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
42:32
November 10, 2021
Episode 06: The Dowager is Always Right - Upstairs at Downtown Abbey
Episode 06: The Dowager is Always Right - Upstairs at Downtown Abbey
Join us for Part 2 of our unique journey into root motivations through the eyes of Downton Abbey Characters. We have Elizabeth Humphrey, Dennis' daughter, a pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, and a renowned Downton Abbey enthusiast, joining us again. During part 2 of this series, we dive into the upstairs characters of the show, and Liz helps bring to life the motivations and connection points each of the characters have with each other. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
27:46
October 20, 2021
Episode 05: Yes M’Lord - Downstairs at Downton Abbey
Episode 05: Yes M’Lord - Downstairs at Downton Abbey
Take a unique journey with us into root motivations through the eyes of Downton Abbey Characters. Joining us, we have Elizabeth Humphrey, Dennis' daughter, a pediatrician at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, and a renowned Downton Abbey enthusiast. During part 1 of this 2 part series, we dive into the downstairs characters of the show, and Liz helps bring to life the motivations and connection points each of the characters have with each other. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
36:19
October 06, 2021
Episode 04: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Episode 04: Can't We All Just Get Along?
Are you a natural peacemaker? Do you find yourself quieting down disagreements or avoiding conflicts when you can? Episode 4 tackles the root motivation of Approval. Lance Morgan, Chief Operating Officer of Neurotech, a company that supplies the most clinically comprehensive EEG services in the industry, joins us to take a look at his heartbeat as a leader with the Approval-based leadership approach. He shares both his struggles and impacts as a leader as he seeks to support both the well-being of his team and the growth path for his company. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
28:25
September 01, 2021
Episode 03: Are You Paying Attention — to Me?
Episode 03: Are You Paying Attention — to Me?
How can you energize and equip those around you? How can you make them better? In this episode, we dig into the root motivation of Value. We had the chance to chat with Joe McCormack, a seasoned executive and entrepreneur, who speaks of his experience flipping the switch on how he approaches conversations. He shares his shift of focusing on bringing the recipient value and transitioning his words from a monologue to a conversation. Listen to his wisdom as he describes some examples of working with military leaders to help improve their communication. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
31:47
August 04, 2021
Episode 02: Why Can’t I Get Any Respect?
Episode 02: Why Can’t I Get Any Respect?
What really motivates you as a leader? You might be surprised to find out! In this episode, we’re going to unpack an insightful and practical concept that will help you understand why you lead the way you do. We believe there are three root motivations to how you engage with life - Respect, Value, Approval. Today we'll tackle Respect and how to navigate this root motivation with wisdom. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes at thrivespacepodcast.com and more material on our blog at edenbusinessconcepts.com/thrive-space-blog/. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
29:00
July 07, 2021
Episode 01: Car Talk Leadership Style - Taking a Look Under Your Hood as a Leader
Episode 01: Car Talk Leadership Style - Taking a Look Under Your Hood as a Leader
Do you know what the most unexploited business opportunity is? You might be surprised to find out! We're going to take a look under your hood as a leader and do a little bit of car talk leadership style during our first episode on the Thrive Space Podcast. Together, we’re going to unpack the most critical aspect of your business. "Organizational health will one day surpass all other disciplines in business as the greatest opportunity for improvement and competitive advantage." That’s the thesis of one of the most important business books we’ve read in a while. It’s called The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni. During this podcast, we’re going to focus on his idea and how you can implement it. If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes and more at thrivespacepodcast.com. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
21:48
June 02, 2021
Thrive Space Sneak Peek
Thrive Space Sneak Peek
Welcome to the Thrive Space Podcast: Growing the Heart of Your Business. Every month we will be looking into the heart of business and leadership. If you’re looking for sound ideas and practical approaches to thrive as a leader and a company, we've saved you a seat. We’ll feature perspectives, tools, and stories from our experience as we’ve worked with leaders like yourself. We’re here to cultivate your mind and your heart as you encounter the challenges of leading.  Together, we’ll dive into questions like these and much more: Do people love being led by you? Why would anyone want you to be their leader?  Why do you love being someone’s leader? Do you handle conflict and crisis effectively? What kind of culture do you create in your business? If you’d like to dig deeper, you can find these episodes and more at thrivespacepodcast.com. Our first episode is launching on June 2nd. Be sure to subscribe to your favorite platform to receive updates. Your Hosts: John Erickson - For thirty years, John has enjoyed developing leaders across the world, including the US Navy, the US State Department, and several universities and international organizations. He's an author, a mentor, and has been a part of several small business ventures. Dennis Humphrey - Dennis has thirty years of experience as a counselor, a professor, and a strategic business advisor. He currently facilitates a forum of business owners and CEOs and owns a business consulting company with John Erickson called Eden Business Concepts.
02:21
May 03, 2021