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9 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Episode 229: Social Responsibility: The Development Trio
Time to put the exclamation point on the topic of social responsibility for this month, coaches and friends. Are you connecting the dots for your clients when it comes to social responsibility? It’s about committing to setting specific goals, building relationships, and caring for others. In this episode, we’re focused on increasing our social responsibility through the EQ-i 2.0 subscales of self-actualization, interpersonal relationships, and empathy. The ripple effect continues.
9 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Episode 228: Social Responsibility: The Lady Di Phenomenon
What could the late Princess of Wales have taught you as a coach? Why was the world so touched by someone who could have been seen as having it all? Well, she rocked social responsibility. This episode is about how you can develop the social responsibility aspect of your emotional intelligence with tips on how to use the power of observation, how to learn from others who care, how to use great questions, and how to take action.
11 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Episode 227: Social Responsibility: The Treadmill Rule
It’s important to remember, as coaches, that social responsibility is not just about “charity.” Social responsibility-- whether at home, on the playground, around the conference table, at the food pantry, OR at the gym-- means caring about the welfare of other people. It’s a sign you’ve tapped into the superpower that is emotional intelligence. In this episode, Jenn shares a recent story about an experience on the treadmill that illustrates the concept in a way you might not expect.
8 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Episode 226: Social Responsibility: The Ripple Effect
As coaches, are we asking our clients to think beyond themselves? Are we asking ourselves to do the same? Do we look to the greater good? Does social responsibility feel inconvenient? In this episode, we’re getting real around the concept of social responsibility. It’s the aspect of emotional intelligence asking us to understand the impact of our actions on our team, our company, and society as a whole … the ripple effect.
12 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Episode 225: The password is … Empathy
Empathy. Stop the sad conga line. It’s not a pity party. It’s about acknowledgment, understanding, and expression. In this episode, we break it down by sharing insights from a coaching perspective. We share where empathy can be a game-changer in relationships at home and at work. And guess what? You can develop empathy! We wrap up with a bunch of great coaching questions ready to go!
10 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Episode 224: Insights from the Amazing Intern
We pulled even more amazing insight from Karen’s niece Jacqueline who is wrapping up her time with KickStart Your Edge. Jacqueline shares more about what the EQ-i 2.0 assessment of emotional intelligence has brought to light for her. She has a new perspective now on relationships—most importantly—with herself (despite being only 17!). Then … dun dun dun … we ask her what she’s going to work on moving forward. This is super insightful stuff no matter how old you are.
11 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 223: A Bit About T-FAR
Karen’s niece Jacqueline is back! She’s sharing more of the insight she’s taking away from working with KickStart Your Edge--T-FAR in particular. Jacqueline thinks everyone in the world needs to know this stuff! Why? T-FAR (your thoughts, feelings, actions, and results) is the foundation for how we run our lives—good and bad. Jacqueline walks us through her understanding of it with her real-life example. And we break it down … you know … like coaches do.
13 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Episode 222: Your Brain: Left vs. Right
Left brain. Right brain. Structure and common sense vs. creativity and big picture. With our special guest (and Karen’s niece) Jacqueline, we’re talking about understanding left vs. right, where our strengths lie, and how to exercise the “other side.” We’ll also share how relying too much on one side of the noggin can keep taking you down a bad path and why there’s a huge benefit to coming at tough situations with the WHOLE brain.
8 minutes | May 12, 2021
Episode 221: Interpersonal Relationships: One Size Fits None
Pulling the right emotional intelligence strings when it comes to Interpersonal Relationships is not a one-size-fits-all operation. You’ve got to size up the who and the what… and a host of other w’s before fitting the situation with the best EQ subscale for the job. In this episode, Jenn poses a question and Karen’s answer provides great insight into the interplay of all elements of EQ with examples instead of textbook definitions.
10 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 220: Interpersonal Relationships: Keeping it Light
A simple message on a greeting card is what kicks off this episode on Interpersonal Relationships. We’re talking about how our personal relationship is based on fun and how we show up. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we don’t live in fear. What fun is that? Listen and ask yourself whether you could give that card to someone and how your emotional intelligence could impact your answer.
11 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 219: Interpersonal Relationships: Inspiring Better Connection
Hey Rockstar! Relationships are all about how you make someone feel. And as it turns out, making someone feel special strengthens relationships (you don’t say?!). But what does that look like? In this episode, Jenn shares a story about Karen’s crazy strong ability to make people feel connected and inspired with some seriously high emotional intelligence). Here is the link to register for the free Inner Circle call on May 24: http://bit.ly/ICFreeEdition
16 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 218: Interpersonal Relationships: What Makes Us Work?
What is it like for us to work together and be married? What makes it work? Nope … magic ain’t it. We keep intentions top of mind. We divide and conquer based on our strengths. We embrace the ebb and flow. This episode puts emotional intelligence (Interpersonal Relationships) under the microscope with our real life as the sample. To register for the free KickStart Your Interpersonal Relationships workshop (May 13): http://bit.ly/KickStartEQ. To register for the free Inner Circle call (May 24) here: http://bit.ly/ICFreeEdition
9 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 217: Interpersonal Relationships: Going Deep into Connection
Cannonball!!! We’re heading back into the deep end of the Emotional Intelligence pool, talking about how to coach around Interpersonal Relationships. It’s time. People need deeper connection beyond Zoom. In this episode, we have key questions for you as a person and a coach. Here are those links Jenn was referring to off the top: To register for the free KickStart Your Interpersonal Relationships workshop (May 13): http://bit.ly/KickStartEQ. To register for the free Inner Circle call (May 24) here: https://giwnru0a.pages.infusionsoft.net
9 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 216: Accountability: When it Goes AWOL
What gets in the way of the results you want? When it comes to accountability, it might be the big “E” word (excuses), confusion, and other B.S. In this episode, Jenn and Karen talk about why and how commitment and accountability get replaced by all this B.S. and put the kibosh on high-performing teams. Learn how to work through this, and coach our clients and teams around accountability when it goes AWOL.
9 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 215: Accountability: The 6 Parts of Intrinsic Motivation
What do IKEA cabinets have to do with accountability? Well … it’s about the tools, people. Got your Allen wrench handy? Listen up coaches, in this episode, Jenn and Karen walk through (although we might say run) the pieces of accountability. This is going to be a framework (ooooh sounds serious) for accountability with teams. And if we want to get tactical, it sets up your checklist. And in the end, remember … “If it is to be, it’s up to me!” (*Insert eyeroll)
10 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 214: Accountability: Redefining the concept
What does accountability mean to you? To your team? What does it even mean? As Karen will tell you, the dictionary falls flat on its face when defining accountability. But have no fear! In this episode, Jenn and Karen fill in the blanks, giving the concept great coaching context and beyond. Accountability is tied to relationships, alignment, and expectations. Listen in and try to get beyond Jenn’s knock-knock joke.
8 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 213: Accountability: The Unwritten Requirement
Ready to hold up your end of the bargain, people? Accountability is that unwritten part of every job description (and we’re talking at work and at home). It’s the part that has a hella-impact on results. Every. Single. Time. In this first in a month-long series, Jenn and Karen peel back the layers of accountability and pose some great questions for yourself, your clients, your team, and your coaching. Here’s a hint: it starts with you!
8 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 212: Commitment: The Six-Step Process
Jenn and Karen put the smackdown on Commitment in this last episode of the month. Grab your notebook, because this one’s got some serious gems (FYI, Karen hates the word nuggets). Learn how to get more commitment out of your intentions. Jenn and Karen both share their three questions (or together, their “six-step process”) to test commitment. And Karen’s got a story about how those questions worked for one of her clients … priceless.
6 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Episode 211: Commitment: The Test of Intentions
Are you just wishing for stuff? Depends. Do you put any action behind your intentions? When you say you’re going to do stuff … are you following through? Really? There’s a price to pay for intention without commitment. In this episode, Jenn and Karen go deep with the help of words from meditation expert davidji. Listen in, then listen to davidji, then ask yourself if your “I’m going to” today is going to turn into “I was gonna” … tomorrow?
8 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Episode 210: Commitment: Are you the chicken or the pig?
Are you involved or are you committed? Are you the chicken or the pig? Ahhhhh … there’s the riddle. Tune into this episode and you’ll see what we mean. Karen and Jenn talk about the levels of commitment and how to look at where you’re putting your energy. It’s not about good or bad. It turns out it’s really about what’s meant to fit. It’s time to ask ourselves why we say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to things in our life.
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