About This Show
Relatable Leader is produced to benefit the following listener groups:
1. People employed by organizations in which they hold a leadership position, or those who have been identified as potential leaders. This is one of the main participant groups attending my face-to-face trainings.
2. People aspiring to build careers as professional trainers and who want real-life insight into what that career might look like. These people frequently reach out to me to learn how I became a trainer and the introduction episode answers that question in broad strokes. Also in this category are those already in training roles seeking support and a virtual peer group.
3. Another participant group who benefits significantly from my trainings are front line workers who are striving to reach their highest potential. They aren't wanting to take on leadership roles, but they are on board with my motto, "You don't have to be the leader to lead."
This podcast will provide you with insights into the topics I'm training, the challenges my clients face, the coaching I offer to overcome those challenges, and an overall view of one trainer's career.
This is no fast formula or quick step to success. If you are looking for a 3-month, 10 step program to a six-figure income, this is NOT the podcast for you, because that's not the life I'm living.
This IS your behind the scenes access to coaching that supports your success in a leadership position.
Most Recent Episode
EP062 What Is Your Motivational State?
7 days ago
At the start of the new year, I thought it would be useful to dedicate this episode to motivation. What are the factors that energize and direct human behavior? Not just motivation, but also emotion. Interesting: both words, motivation and emotion – are derived from the Latin “movere, meaning “to move”. This is why it’s so important to take action toward your goals and the fulfillment of your current roles. This is why I’ve included action planners at the end of each chapter in my books, so you aren’t just thinking about the concepts I’ve presented, but you are taking action on those concepts – in this way you can create a powerful shift in your life and, based on these definitions, create the emotional state of being to keep you motivated. Energy creates more energy, which is why I believe in the power of taking consistent action. When you are feeling good about yourself, it’s easier to repeat the actions you’ve already taken – those that created a positive result – until those behaviors become habits. What is motivation? Quoting the text: “Motivation refers to factors that ACTIVATE, DIRECT, and SUSTAIN goal-directed behavior.” Motives are your “whys” behind your behaviors – the needs or wants driving your behavior. In my work as a professional coach, I’m frequently assisting people in the understanding that they can get their needs met through healthy and cooperative behaviors, instead of unhealthy, competitive methods wrapped in miscommunication and confusion. Focusing on YOU – think about your “instinctive behaviors”: these are your fixed, inborn patterns of response specific to human beings. For example, birds don’t need to attend nest building seminars to get trained on how to build nests. It’s instinctive, and if it’s not – that bird probably dies. I’m a nester too, and I haven’t been able to clearly understand how much of that is nature and how much is nurture, because my parents were so driven by creating a nice home filled with items representing their and our shared live experiences. These questions interest me because I think it’s useful for each of us to understand what actions we are taking almost unconsciously, and which actions require focus and dedication because they might not come naturally. William James lived between 1890 and 1970. He is known as the father of American psychology. He compiled a list of 37 instinct