In this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast, I chat with James Rosebush about his passion for connecting with others, from the Queen of English to President Reagan, among others.
The highlight of our conversation was that we can choose the narrative we write about our times and that we have never been more united but sadly, there are forces that compel us to believe that we have never been more divided.
If we allow our blind spots to rob us of clear vision, we will surely lead from a place of fear, not love. We can learn to navigate our blind spots and gain clarity and confidence. We can choose to write better narratives that unite rather than divides us. We can embrace that while we may come from many different backgrounds, we form but one nation: humankind.
Today, we are looking to political leadership to set the tone, we are swayed by media that compels us to choose false narratives. But we can choose to become leaders who role model not role play authenticity and foster inclusion in our homes, workplaces and communities. We can become the change we want to see in the world. We can embrace the stories of others as if they were our own and lean in with curious empathy to unite, rather than move away ignorantly in fear seeking to divide.
We can become UNFLTRD leaders who lead from the heart by example, listen to understand, nurture behaviours of trust, build resilient bridges of commonality and focus to make the world a better place.
You can choose to become such a leader.
James has chooses to be such a leader. He is passionate not only about his relationships but about his work and for growing companies globally and coaching leaders driving for new levels of achievement. He is a bestselling author of three books and served as senior official at the Reagan White House. And today, he's my UNFLTRD guest.
When I sat down with Alain Hunkins, I enjoyed one of the most poignant and engaging conversations I’ve had on this podcast journey.
A veritable subject matter expert in his field, Alain is able to bring the conversation to one between two colleagues, his modesty is only exceeded by his deep understanding of authentic leadership.
As Alain explains, leadership is a skill that requires much daily practice and it’s one that comes with responsibility to role model exemplary behaviour that inspires others to walk beside us, to lead us and to have our back. Leadership is also a joyous gift that requires us to develop habits that help us make progress towards a meaningful goal.
In this episode, I chat with Steven Lowell about authentic connections and the need to be there for others, to check in even when we don’t have the answers or the solutions. Leaders have to be empathetic and lean in with curiosity, listen to understand and help others, something that Steven reminds us of in this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast.
Heather Younger is a visionary who started her career as a lawyer before moving into the field of resilient leadership. She is the founder and CEO of Customer Fanatix, an organization that helps organizational leaders and their employees find their truth through executive coaching, leadership roundtables, culture team facilitation and scouring employee engagement survey comments.
As a best-selling author, international speaker, focus group facilitator, podcast host, and Forbes Coaches Council coach, she has earned her reputation as “The Employee Whisperer."
She believes that she was born to advocate and communicate on behalf of others and from early on. She realized that many dreams and desires never happen unless we are courageous enough to ask for them consistently and in a compelling way.
Her TED talk has been viewed thousands of times and has inspired many to challenge how we deal with adversity and challenge in our life and to transform adversity into an opportunity.
Her story is an inspiration and that's why she's my UNFLTRD guest.
Today, we need a new breed of leaders, those who lead from the heart and can make wise decisions using their expertise and experience, as well as their skills and their desire to help others. These leaders can turn the workplace into an engaging space where employees build the trust they need to contribute to the organizational vision and strive to achieve collective goals.
In this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Jeff Koerner, a servant leader who involves others, uses his influence to dignify others and inspires them to become better workers and better humans. Jeff uses his heart-centred leadership style to successfully lead the affairs of a national insurance company and in spite of the busy lifestyle, he still finds the time to get to know his employees and people in his community. Jeff leads by example and works hard to constantly be a better leader.
That's why he's my UNFLTRD guest.
In this episode, I speak with entrepreneur and relationship builder, Justin Breen is CEO of the PR firm BrEpic Communications and author of the No. 1 International Best-Selling Book, Epic Business. Justin is hard-wired to seek out and create viral, thought-provoking stories and he’s all about making connections and using those connections to create strong relationships.
Do you keep your promises? The most important promises are the ones we make to ourselves, according to Shanee, it is how we cultivate belief in ourselves and grow our vision.
In this heart-centered chat with Shaneé, we unpack so much about her perspectives on integrity, friendship, mentorship, resilience and how we can better relate to others by feeling their suffering and vulnerability.
A survivor in so many ways, through her desire to help others and lift them up, Shanee founded the Growth Academy to empower others to grow on LinkedIn and thrive online. She's a true game-changer with an authentic voice that reaches millions, over 25 million a month to be exact, and a heart that inspires just as many.
Listen to this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast with Shanee Moret and get inspired yourself.
Leadership is not about a one-size fits all. It's diverse, it comes in all shapes, sizes and ages too.
Just ask my UNFLTRD guest David Hill, he can tell you ow the millennial generation is making a huge difference in corporate spheres and he should know, he's lived through it.
A previous VP of Sourcing, David shares his personal journey of traveling to China for 6 years and the difficulties this had on his relationships. But when he pivoted to start his own coaching business with millennials, he discovered how he can help others thrive. So he dedicates his time to helping other millennial executives overcome stress & anxiety so they can be fulfilled leaders.
My next guest is also a good friend and his story is an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere. In 2006, Mohamad Fakih, purchased a nearly bankrupt restaurant and transformed it into what is known as the fastest growing Middle Eastern Halal restaurant chain in North America – Paramount Fine Foods. His determination to change perceptions surrounding Middle Eastern food has driven Paramount’s brand success across Canada and internationally as well. Mohamad is a community leader who has regularly participated in fundraisers and community events and supported multiple causes. He's an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a community leader with heart and today, he's my UNFLTRD guest.
How do we change the world? We start by being the change we want to see and by lifting others so we can rise together. One way to do this is by enabling women to succeed, because when they do, we all succeed.
That's what Monica Kretschmer believes, that together, we can move mountains to make an impact in our local communities and around the globe. And she’s not afraid to embrace her fear in doing this; in fact, stepping out her comfort zone many times has enabled her to become the powerful advocate for other women and to pay it forward.
Monica is a force of nature with passion and an unwavering commitment to shift the definition of entrepreneurship. She has been called a trailblazer and her personal story of resilience gave birth to the Women of Inspiration™ Awards, (taking place this Saturday, see link in comments!), as well as other noteworthy causes committed to gender equality by raising the bar to advance women in their network, workplace, and communities.
Monica is a leader with heart and that's why she’s my UNFLTRD guest.
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In this episode, I chat with Rumina Morris, Chair of a Working Group for the City of London's Community Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. Rumina leverages her social work background and knowledge of human patterns and behaviour to help her build authentic engagement with others.
In this episode, I chat with Gary Turner, a champion in vulnerability, inclusion and human-centered design who combines a powerful mix of international sales and culture expertise who brings transformation through connection-centred workshops, keynote talks, and live events. And Gary is my UNFLTRD guest today.
With 32 years of successful management experience, Coach Lisa Jones is an expert in advocating and developing people using a unique, energizing leadership approach aligned with animal personalities to represent our energy. Her passion is to inspire others to be the best inspired version of ourselves and today, she's my UNFLTRD guest.
Energy, passion and expert leadership knowledge, that's what Scott Miller, a 25-year associate of FranklinCovey who serves as the executive vice president of thought leadership brings to this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast. Hosts of the world’s largest and fastest growing podcast/newsletter devoted to leadership development, On Leadership and author of the multi-week Amazon #1 New Release, Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow, and the Wall Street Journal best-seller, Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team. Additionally, Scott knows just a few things about effective servant leadership, not to mention that he served under the tutorage of Dr. Stephen R. Covey for close to two decades as a sales producer and sales leader. Scott lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and three sons.
In this episode, I am humbled to speak with Dr. Dalia Fahmy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Long Island University and she is also a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and UNESCO Chair at Rutgers University. She's an author on various areas including Islamophobia, US foreign policy and American Identity. In 2016, Dr. Fahmy was chosen by NYC mayor Bill De Blasio to moderate a conversation between him and London's mayor Sadiq Khan on building inclusive communities the morning after the Chelsea terror attack. Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Fahmy worked at the United Nations covering Nuclear Disarmament.She has been interviewed by and written editorials in various media outlets including ABC, CBS, CBC, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, PBS, the Huffington Post, the Immanent Frame, the Washington Post, and appears often on Aljazeera and in this episode, she's my UNFLTRD guest.
In this episode, I sit down with a good friend of mine, Rizwan Rashid, an award-winning International speaker, best selling author and certified entrepreneur coach. Rizwan brings over 22 years of working in the financial industry, and as a coach and founder of Gravitas Coaching International and TV host of the “Outliers Show,” he brings much insight on authentic leadership, that's why he's my UNFLTRD guest.
My next guest is Vaqar Raees, a marine engineer who sailed in international waters for 17 years and for the past 21 years has been in the nuclear safety industry, is an engaged community activist who strives to to help others on their journey to integration and inclusion. He's the Founder and President of Friends Indeed Canada and has supported various organizations like the Cancer Society, the Salvation Army, Food Banks, Children Hospice Care, and other partnership with Churches, Synagogues and other community organizations, as well as a member of Diversity societies with Durham Police, Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, Received Community Awards from City of Pickering and Town if Ajax.
And today, he's my UNFLTRD guest.
In this episode, I have the extreme pleasure to have a heart-felt chat with Laura Staley, the founder of Cherish Your World. During our conversation, she brings the same passion and warmth that she does when working with others as she guides them to thrive through a holistic transformation of space, heart, and life.
Laura knows that there’s a relationship between the conditions of our homes or workplaces and the quality of our lives and that’s why she uses her intuition and expertise to empower her clients to produce remarkable results in their lives. Laura enjoys laughing with loved ones, dancing, reading, meditating, running, being in nature, and listening to music she loves and today, she’ll share some of those loves and her expertise as my UNFLTRD guest.
Get inspired with Jacqueline Way, my UNFLTRD guest in this episode. Jacqueline, a mother of three boys, an activist, a dedicated world changer who wants to change the world one give one day at a time is doing just that with the charitable organization she founded, 365give. She is a TEDx speaker whose talk has inspired almost 5 million. Jacqueline's purpose is to inspire and educate the hearts and minds of people and to create a happy life in a happier world.
In this episode, I chat with colleague Mohamed Jradi, an engineer leading a team and bringing over 10 years experience in leading engineering consulting firms in sustainable growth through the development of people, processes and tools.
Allié and Jack McGuire are the founders of Awareness Ties an organization that has as its mission to support social change by elevating awareness and providing sustainable resources for positive social impact.Through our magazine, events, and campaigns we raise awareness for causes and support for nonprofits. Jack and Allie believe in a strong a commitment to ‘give more than get’. So they dedicated themselves to building a company of integrity, with passion and purpose to serve others. They wanted to show each other and their six children their commitment to ‘better living through giving’. They also wanted to educate and empower others to be the change they want to see in the world.
In this episode, I chat with Dennis Pitocco, founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of the award-winning life, culture, and business new media digest. Dennis is dedicated to providing mission-critical pro bono services to good nonprofits worldwide and he’s a contributing author to the best-selling book Chaos to Clarity: Sacred Stories of Transformational Change. And he’s my UNFTLRD guest.
In this episode, I have the pleasure of interviewing Enda O'Doherty, an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete who has taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges. Enda has pushed his physical and mental limits far beyond marathon running. He has completed Iron Man Sweden and Iron Man UK, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, with a 4 km swim, followed immediately by a 180 km bike ride, followed by a full marathon. An incredible athlete whose mind-set and mental toughness sets him apart, completing 9 marathons in 8 days, an incredible feat while carrying a washing machine on his back makes it an incredible achievement. Enda is all about constant change, progression and growth that’s why he set his vision on insurmountable feats like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,000 feet with a washing machine on his back! He’s driven by fierce energy and passion to inspire others to achieve the best they can with energizing stories of physical and mental challenges that have set him out on a journey of self-discovery.
This next guest knows a thing or two about branding and why shouldn’t he, he’s the recipient of over 320 international awards on design and branding. David Brier is the branding and rebranding expert, a keynote speaker, and bestselling author of #1 Amazon book, “BRAND INTERVENTION, 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have Into the Brand You Need.” David has the rare distinction of being presented the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship medallion, Google’s #1 ranked rebranding expert, bringing over 4 decades of branding expertise are sought after by companies of all sizes — from startups to global organizations — and every industry demanding an unorthodox edge in today’s business climate, his work have been featured in ADWEEK, Fast Company, Forbes, INC, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, the New York Times, and numerous blogs and podcasts around the world, and he’s my UNFTLRD guest in this episode.
In this episode, I sit down with Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, a visionary social entrepreneur who has created an enterprise of inspiration, to discuss how gratitude is the greatest acceleration to achieve all of your dreams.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in the spirit of celebrating heart-centered women leaders all week, this episode turns the spotlight onto JR, a true UNFLTRD leader who has triumphed over any tribulation she has faced.
A cancer survivor, a mother, and an immigrant who came to the United States as a young girl barely speaking a word of English, Jacqueline continues to beat the odds. She is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, international speaker, philanthropist, author of 20 books and counting, a CEO of two successful companies, and a role model for Latina women.
Jacqueline is also a pilot and a dream catcher who believes that while taking off is optional landing on your dreams is mandatory.
In this episode, I sit down with Teresa Quinlan and talk about the power of Emotional Intelligence. Teresa, an Executive Coach and Leadership Development EQi Certified Practitioner Building emotionally intelligent organizations through executive coaching, leadership development, team EQ development, and employee well being believes a leader needs to be invested in paving the way for the organization so that they are human first, human-centered, and human focused. And that is why she's our UNFLTRD guest for today.
In this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast, I sit down with Ashaba Faridah, a Pilot, TEDx Speaker, the CEO of Bambino Life Foundation, Chairperson of Global Goodwill Ambassadors, MD STEM Queens Uganda, and candidate for the UN Women Model 2019, to chat about leadership and empowerment of hundreds of young woman in the Ugandan countryside for whom she is a role model and aspiration.
In this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast, I chat with Melissa Maloney, founder of Happy Leader Enterprises, the co-founder of All Women L.E.A.D. and the VP of Sales and Operations for a thriving new start up called Go Fog It, about her definition of leadership, why it is important to bounce back from adversity and about resilience.
Melissa has developed a passion for helping others find happiness and she has the experience to do it well. As a child of adversity, Melissa uses her personal story to impact others. She focuses on productivity and leading with emotional intelligence with an attitude of “Everybody Wins.”
In this episode of The UNFLTRD Podcast, I sit down with Steve Wohlenhaus, CEO of Weatherology, which disseminate weather information to over 1200 local radio stations. Steve's passion for keeping people safe includes helping them improve their quality of life so they can live the abundant life we all desire. Steve believes by focusing on critical areas of importance such as health, healthy relationships with family and friends, healthy intimate relationships and more satisfying work, people can enhance their prospects for experiencing more happiness. That’s why he’s here today to share his expertise on leadership, business, sales and marketing, motivational speaking, technology, innovation and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
In this episode, I chat with Mike Robbins, author of five books, including, Bring Your Whole Self to Work and We’re All in This Together, keynote speaker and former professional baseball player with the Kansas City Royals. After his athletic career was cut short by injuries, he worked in the tech world, before starting his consulting business in 2001. His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, eBay, Gap, Microsoft, and others.
Mike shares the topic of his enlightening TEDx Talk about appreciation. Have a listen and you'll appreciate what Mike has to say.
In this episode, I chat with Andy Kaufman, a recognized expert on leadership and project management and President of the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc., which helps organizations around the world improve their ability to lead and deliver. We talk about the importance of harnessing humour to leaders lead but knowing when and where. We also talk about staying people-centered and empowering people as a result of our presence--and making sure that impact continues into our absence.
In this episode, I connect with Darlene Corbett about the importance of wellbeing and how we can get "unstuck" from whatever holds us back and holds us down. Darlene is a Speaker, Author, and Therapist/Hypnotherapist. She is known as the UnStuck expert. She's the author of "Stop Depriving The World of You" and the host of a weekly podcast, “Tap Into The Power of U,” for people 40+. Darlene is also a radio co-host, a Health and Wellness Correspondent and a member of the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters. Darlene enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, and close friends, as well as reading, staying fit, and loving life.
In this episode, I chat with a friend and business associate, Moe Beschta, on the struggles with ego, defining leadership and self-image. We talk about leadership development in the corporate world as well as the perks of entrepreneurialism in leadership development.
In this episode, I have the pleasure of learning about why Shakeel Bharmal left a successful career in the corporate leadership world and took on a coaching role to make a difference for people, to help them develop into leaders who thrive during disruptive times. We share stories about leader character, growth mindset, reflection and the self, empathetic communication and taking control of your motivation capability.
In this episode, I chat with Brian Kelly, an ICF Accredited Coach and senior consultant whose three-decade career spans business, technology, finance and human development. Brian is a visionary connector, community-builder and human development specialist who helps people and teams unleash their human greatness so they can create better together. He believes in each person’s unique human greatness and the power of harnessing this to amplify impact for teams, communities and organizations. Brian’s encouraging energy and relational and strategic approach invite the inclusive business leaders and teams he works with to expand their perspective, shift their mindset and step into their vulnerability to strengthen their belief and their ability to create better together. Brian proudly serves to advance diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging and serves on the Executive Board for Overcoming Odds where he has worked with the Executive Director to create an Executive Board, strategic business planning and expanding the reach and impact of the nonprofit’s mission. Brian is also a board member at the Sounding Board, 360 Nation which serves to elevate voices, expand perspectives and advance humanity through intentional, meaningful action that creates better for all. Brian has also served on the Washington DC metro area chapter Board for several culturally based National nonprofits focused on greater inclusion, diversity, professional development and leadership development. He’s a proud graduate of Boston College and holds a degree in Business Administration and has earned multiple professional coaching certifications and today, we have the honour of learning more about Brian, his passions and his accomplishments as an UNFLTRD leader.
In this episode, I interview Paul Haury, a coach, a mentor, and an optimist that nerds-out on all things in the social-behavioral and neurosciences for what motivates us becoming better and in finding spaces where we all belong. He believes that we all walk upon paths of vulnerability and togetherness, and dreams can happen when we can express kindness, rise to honest challenges in personal accountability, and experience a deep curious appreciation for being wholly human in full potential.
Leadership is not about rank and role and it's not about perfection either. Leadership is about service and leading from the heart and that's what Deb Crowe does best and has been doing for over 20 years. Deb’s education and career has been in Disability Case Management, where she specialized in Neurotrauma from 1990 – 2013. After 23 years as an entrepreneur in the medical legal sector, Deb transitioned to become a Certified Executive & Business Coach.
Deb coaches mid to upper management and C-suite executives to disrupt their habits of thinking using a science-based assessment that is based on metacognition.
Deb is also the Founder of the Women’s Self-Care Conference which launched in Ontario in 2018 in Toronto and in 2019 Deb took her conference across Canada to empower all women that “Self-Care is not Selfish”
Deb lives her life by her own unique design. Deb frequently speaks on self-care across Canada, has co-authored 4 books, her and she is working on a 5th book and has recently launched an online course called How To Master Self-Care and a new podcast called imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership podcast.
I sat down with Hany Adam to learn about his leadership style. With a reputation for placing clients’ needs, goals and objectives at the forefront of every transaction, Hany Adam provides communication, negotiation and management skills in combination with in-depth knowledge of the Mississauga, Milton, Oakville and Burlington neighborhoods and real estate market. CLIENTS FIRST • Hany Adam offers a winning combination of proven success, peer respect, professional strengths, background and experience. “Truly pleasant and very easy to work with” and possessing “superior negotiating skills” are just two of the acknowledgment of merits Hany earns frequently from clients and colleagues alike • Bringing to the buyers and sellers of Peel and Halton regions properties the same level of service, dedication and respect. • Known for his patience, listening skills, caring and understanding • Respected by his clients and colleagues alike for his attention to others’ needs in even the most challenging property purchase or sale • Praised for client satisfaction and effectiveness as counselor, facilitator and liaison – from property search or listing, through market analysis, to negotiations and closing • Continues serving his clients beyond the close of deal Also known for: • Calm, well-grounded and highly effective communication skills • Dedication, persistence and attention to detail in service to his clients • Transaction management and negotiation expertise.
My next guest would say he's not a leader but I'd beg to differ and say that's just his modesty speaking. In fact, he's been leading the LinkedIn world for almost two years and has launched many firsts on the platform. Learn all about Mr. LinkedIn himself, Ahmad Imam, a dynamic Ambassador, Host, Content Creator and Educator. Self-improvement is in Ahmad’s DNA, and he lives by the mantra “Your best is yet to come.” His mission is to help a MILLION people build the confidence and courage they need to live their best life. As the ambassador for Success Resources Australia, he opens the doors to the world’s greatest speakers, thought leaders and business minds and provides the opportunity for you to learn from them through world-class seminars, exclusive retreats and elite masterminds. Ahmad has dominated the LinkedIn platform and made it his own, becoming a social media personality in his short time on the platform and building an engaged following of over 400k in just 18 months. You can find him regularly inspiring and motivating his community by sharing the secrets to gaining greater confidence, creating powerful content and building a success mindset. A video trailblazer, described as “Charismatic, bold, smart and engaging”, Ahmad’s magnetic personality has seen many of his posts go viral, featuring in Forbes and Inc. and he currently averages 2 million views on his content per month.
I sat down with Aisha Arshad to learn about how she helps people build a better version of themselves through spirituality, mindfulness and a holistic approach to awareness of oneself and of others. Aisha Arshad is a motivational speaker for high-achieving Muslims. Her goal is to help Muslims feel confident of their faith and Muslim identity, while excelling in every area of their life. Aisha delivers educational presentations about Islam and Muslims to schools, colleges, and other community organizations through ING MidWest. And she co-hosts a weekly online halaqa for Qabeelah Ittihad, the Michigan chapter of AlMaghrib. Recently she worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she interviewed high-profile Muslims in Michigan on their contributions to American society. She holds a Master’s in Educational Technology, a Higher Diploma in Islamic Studies, and has studied personal and professional growth for the last 25 years. Aisha stays current on the latest research about American Muslims, and combines that with her classical knowledge of Islam, in order to help Muslims navigate all the current challenges and live their best life.
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