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The Friends At Work Podcast
36 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 26 - Personal Finance Planning and Emotional Intelligence
Now that you’re making this money, what do you do with it? It’s easy to think that only people who make a lot of money should ask this question or have this worry. However, Brad Sherman says this is a question that we should all ask at all levels of income as he explains how lifestyle creep can keep you from financial freedom and much more. Brad Sherman is an investment advisor and financial planner.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 25 - Relationship Management for Social Change
Learn the story behind Kid Museum, organizers of the annual Maker Fair, now KidFest, Silver Spring. Cara Lesser left behind a successful 20-year Public Policy career to found a one-of-a-kind learning organization for kids. Get a behind-the-scenes look and learn from her experience how to take your dreams from idea to implementation.
74 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 24 - When Your Trauma Follows You To Work
Nkem Ijeh is an activist to stop child sexual abuse in Africa (StopSCAN). A survivor of child abuse herself, Nkem shares a story of the unusually positive support she received from a couple of her bosses during one of the most difficult and challenging periods of her life. She spoke candidly about her traumas and the difficult steps she’s had to take towards healing. BE ADVISED: This episode contains descriptions of emotionally distressing situations and may not be suitable for work.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 23 - Taking the Lead - Respecting Peoples and Cultures
Eric Rasch is the Operations Manager of the Silver Spring, Civic Building, downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Silver Spring borders Washington, DC and is one of the 10 most diverse cities in the United States. Eric, who’s originally from Missouri, shares some great insights into interacting with immigrants and lessons from his two decades experience in community service.
56 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 22 - EQ Lessons From a Faith-Motivated Serial Entrepreneur
Shala W. Graham is the founder of Creative Colony, a co-working space, downtown Silver Spring, Maryland and a serial entrepreneur. As a Black, Filipino, American Christian woman entrepreneur, her perspectives on self awareness, relationship management among other topics are very insightful.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 21 -Upgrade Your Cognitive Operating System
Gideon Culman, Executive Coach at K Street Coaching shares valuable insights into how to improve one’s cognitive maturation for career success. We also talk about the importance of travel to expand one's mind and much more.
43 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 20 - The Emotionally Intelligent Solopreneur
On this episode, my guest, Debbie DeChambeau addressed the qualities of self awareness and self management entrepreneurs need to succeed. We also talked about managing troublesome staff and clients, and more. Debbie has been facilitating business advisory groups for about 20 years and hosts 3 podcasts among other enterprises.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 19 - EQ and Your Mental Health
I caught up with Sandra Galle while on vacation to Maryland. She's a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working as an Outpatient Therapist at a frontier post in a remote area of Oregon. Using her experience working at this post as a template, we discussed topics like depression, isolation and their effect on the individual, work and family.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 18 - It's nothing personal. It's just business - or is it just?
In our laughter-filled but candid conversation, Kelly Leonard and I talk about transitioning from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, Faith, MeToo, managing rejection in business and more. Kelly is the CEO of Kelly Leonard Consulting. She is an author, speaker, trainer, award-winning CEO, and former Fortune 100 Vice President.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 17 - Relationships are Taylor-Made
It’s not just a clever title, it’s true. Even when we have a clear agenda, we have to feel our way through to successful engagement with other people and organizations. This comes clearly across as I learn from Christina’s stories about how she manages her business, staff and family. Christina Taylor Serrano is President, TaylorMade Experience LLC, an events management and fundraising firm.
41 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 16 - Half Teacher, Half Therapist with a Side of Family
Brian Haney (Founder and Vice President of the Haney Company) shares EQ skills needed to handle client interaction through the prospecting, converting and maintenance phases. He also shares the origin story of his family business and how they've been able to make it work.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 15 - The School to Prison Pipeline
Some of the discipline practices used in schools are disproportionately biased against lower income boys of color and feeds them directly into the prison system. In this second interview with School Psychologist, Andrea Howard, PhD, discusses restorative justice versus zero tolerance policies, their effects and what you and I can do to make a difference.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 14 - An Officer And A Gentleman
An Army Officer shares his thoughts on team bonding, effective task management, MeToo in the army, arming teachers in school and more. Peter Cairns works in Congressional Affairs at the Pentagon and is also an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University.
98 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 13 - A Pilot at Work
Have you ever wondered how pilots deal with jetlag? Or what happens behind the scene to make flights safe and comfortable for the traveling public? Or like me, have you ever wondered if a plane is started like a car ignition? Austin Foster, a pilot for a major US airline helped answer these questions and more. We also discussed the uniqueness of work life as a pilot.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 12 - Women at Work: Maximizing Potential
My conversation with Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Ph.D., is the last in my Women at Work profile series for Women’s History Month. A versatile woman, her EQ competence shines through clearly in our discussion. Self awareness and social awareness in multicultural contexts are two of the subjects we touched upon. We also talked about her Young Woman's Guide Organization. Yetunde is a Public Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Entrepreneur, College Professor and a first generation Nigerian American.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 11 - Women at Work: Teaching for Life
In my discussion with Diana Smith PhD, Principal, Washington Latin Public Charter School, one of the things that come across is her desire to develop not just intellectually competent but emotional intelligent students and Staff. Listen as she shares her thoughts on arming teachers, mitigating school violence, mental tools for social change and more.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10 - Women at Work: Policy Wonk Turned Wedding Planner
On this episode, I interview a researcher, turned wedding planner. With a PhD in Public Policy and a Stanford alumna, Marie-Claire Vasquez Duran has an enviable academic pedigree. Her business, Claire Duran, based in the DC metro area does full service wedding and event planning across the US and the Dominican Republic. Check out her business at clarieduran.com. This episode is packed so full of value, you want to listen to it a few times and share with every woman you know.
44 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9 - Women at Work: From Flight Attendant to Cancer Immunotherapy
This episode is the first in the series of Women at Work profiles, as we celebrate women in the month of March #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenatWork #WomenRock #EmotionalIntelligence A New Zealander from a blue collar background, Melanie Grant PhD and I had a great conversation about life transitions and her speciality in Cancer Immunotherapy. Her insights into how to inspire employee loyalty from when she was a business owner are instructive. And she breaks down immunity. Now, I understand the connection between antigens, allergens and the flu in a new way. Trust me, you're going to want to hear this episode.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 8 - Guns at Work: Could Arming Teachers Harm Teaching?
This week, I explore the consequences of arming teachers and its potential impact on other teachers rather than just students. So, I reached out to an experienced teacher I know here in the State of Maryland, Ryan Gilmore. We spoke over the phone and he brings a fresh perspective to the national conversation about arming teachers in School.
50 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 7 - School Shootings, Trauma-Informed Care and Emotionally Safe Work Places
With the backdrop of the recent Florida school shootings, I talk with School Psychologist, Andrea Howard, PhD about the pathway to emotional healing for the families of victims and those impacted by this and similar horrendous acts that have become a regular part of American culture. We also discussed how the trauma-informed care training gaining wider adoption in schools may produce a more emotionally and physically safer work environment for employees if also applied in the business arena.
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