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Leadership Happy Hour
62 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
196 - Faithful Leadership with Rev. Louise Johnson
She's been a Pastor, a Vice-President and President of a College and now is the Assistant to the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for Executive Administration. Her name? Louise Johnson. From my first meeting with Louise a little over a month ago, I knew that she was the kind of leader I could follow. That's saying a lot because my expectations are pretty high when I'm following. Louise's grasp on what it takes to build a team and then lead them through the challenge of change is a matter of record. She and I discuss faithful leadership and innovation in these turbulent time...and listening to this episode will be worth YOUR time. More on Louise (in her own words)... I am an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and an experienced executive leader. I have a long and demonstrated history of effective innovation, change leadership, and organizational transformation. I was President of a struggling school in a downward trending industry. In less than five years, the school experienced the highest enrollment and fund raising years in its 165 year history. I am skilled in Communication, Strategy, Public Speaking, and Finance, but I am fundamentally a leader. I know how to build a strong team, work with a variety of constituencies, and drive toward mission. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree, I have a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Contact Louise at: Louise.Johnson@elca.org
42 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
195 - Altered Stories with Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch
Stories are the cornerstone of civilization. They are how we transmit norms and learn how to get along. They are also how we can heal. There are few things as meaningful or therapeutic as sharing one's story. On this episode I get to share in my guest's story and how she helps others share theirs in order to heal and understand God's love in their own life. Mischelle Saunders-Gottsch was such a pleasure to have on the show that I know you'll come away with more than you thought you would. CHEERS! More on Mischelle... Mischelle Saunders-Gottschis the CEO/Founder of Altered Stories Ministry (www.alteredstories.org) and Chief Storyteller Host of the Altered Stories Show. She is a Christian wife to Mark, mother to Tawny, Gigi to Bentley Rose and dog mom to Beau and Bella. Mischelle is also a women’s conference speaker, business leader and is passionate about helping women share their transformational God stories to help women around the world to heal from sharing them or hearing them. The call on her life to help women share their stories of redemption stems from her experience of emotional healing that resulted when sharing her childhood cult survival story and seeing how telling her story affected those who heard it. Mischelle’s business background includes a successful Senior management career in Corporate America working for large fortune 500 companies in Senior Management roles in Denver, Colorado. She also worked for Focus on the Family and Compassion International, both large faith-based Nonprofit organizations in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She currently does work as an Independent Senior Management Consultant in Nonprofit Development and Podcast Storytelling as well as Program, Project and Change Management. Mischelle is a graduate of Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado and holds a B.S. degree in Organizational Management in Project Management. She is working on writing a book about her personal story and expects to launch her book at the end of 2022.
44 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
194 - Listening is Love with Pastor Matt Short
This past year has required everyone in church to learn how to pivot...especially leadership. In this interview with Pastor Matt Short, we talk about success stories that he's seen and what you can do in the next year to continue to show God's love. (Hint....it has to do with some listening). I got a lot from our conversation and I know you will too! CHEERS! More on Matt.... I was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona; a town that often nabs the dubious honor of being the “hot spot of the nation” during the summer weather forecasts (our record set was 128 degrees in the summer of 1994!). After completing a Bachelor’s in Sociology (Family/Gender/Race Studies), I travelled to Columbus, OH to attend Trinity Lutheran Seminary. It was there that I met my wife, Jessica Short, who is currently serving as the Campus Pastor at Marquette University.Our first calls were in Fargo, North Dakota, where we lived for three years before moving to the Greater Milwaukee Synod in the Fall of 2008. From 2008-2017, I had the honor of serving as the pastor of St. Luke Lutheran in Slinger. In May of 2017, I joined the synod staff as the Assistant to the Bishop for Evangelical Mission. Jessica and I live in Menomonee Falls and have two children, Charissa and Lucas. While I have a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Midwest, I am a Southwestern guy at heart. I share this because my upbringing in the Southwest has a deep impact on how I approach ministry. In the Southwest, no church or denomination has a stronger foothold than any other. My hometown is geographically isolated (a characteristic of Arizona), which means all the different congregations and denominations simply have to work together. This is still my default, and something that I bring with me into my work as the Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) of the Greater Milwaukee Synod. I am excited for the work ahead, as I see the power and possibility of shared ministry that dismantles the barriers we create. My greatest joy is seeing the Church blur the lines between “sacred” and “secular,” between Sunday morning and the hopes, needs, and yearnings of the community. I am simply excited to be a partner in that work. Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org 414-671-1212
50 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
193 - Transformation? It Starts With You! with Jessica Ruggieri
Was this year a reset or a regress? Regardless, it's never too late to start a new path. On this episode, I talk with coach Jess Ruggieri. This woman has got the goods! One (of many) things I took from our time together is how dedication and consistency always provide results. Take the time to do yourself a favor and take a listen! Vote for Jess! HERE! CHEERS! More on Jess (from Jess)... My purpose is helping people live better. My career is engaging employees. To me, feels like a perfect fit of personal & professional purpose. A few of the ways I do this: 1) have been the lead trainer & operations manager at the fun dept. where I had the opportunity to work closely with leaders, managers, and employee engagement teams teaching them a simple model of brief and all-inclusive activities to connect their teams and boost morale. 2) I utilize my Masters in Health Promotion and certificate of Health Coaching to work with individuals who are looking to establish healthy behavior change. 3) As a personal trainer and fitness coach, I take care of my own health and inspire others to stay active, stay connected, and stay inspired. 4) Working at UD with our Development & Alumni Engagement Staff creating a workplace culture that is the premiere place to work in the high education space. Top 5 StrengthsFinder: Individualization, Woo, Discipline, Activator, Arranger Predictive Index Profile: Altruist Integrator: one who thrives on implementing systems and processes to bring order to chaos...a great taskmaster and manager, good at holding people accountable, creating consistency, and integrating the leadership team's vision. What's fun for me? meeting new people, being active, the beach! What clients have to say about working with me: "I absolutely loved the program and small attainable goals each week. Knowing Jessica was meeting with me held me accountable to my weekly goals. Her openness, understanding, and coaching abilities truly impressed me." "Jessica is a really nice person. She expressed herself well and made the experience comfortable. I would recommend her for anyone who needs a health coach." "...the program was very beneficial and Jessica was great! It was especially helpful that [my company] allow the time during the work day...It was so convenient." "Jessica was welcoming and friendly and made me feel very comfortable discussion my health and objectives. She helped me set realistic and achievable goals." Reach me at email@example.com OR cell (302) 383-9934 if you would like to further converse on engaging employees within your organization.
45 minutes | May 11, 2021
192 - Tame Your Imposter Monster with Kelli Thompson
Have you ever been there? Standing in front of a room and absolutely sure that the people you are briefing are going to figure out that you aren't qualified? STOP IT! YOU ARE! On this episode, I had the great pleasure to talk with Kelli Thompson and we talk about imposter syndrome (among many other things). What's imposter syndrome? Take a listen and find out...you won't be disappointed! More on Kelli.. Kelli Thompson is a leadership coach and speaker who helps women leaders advance with clarity and confidence so they can make impact in the rooms where decisions are made. She’s coached and trained hundreds of women to trust themselves, lead with more confidence and create a career they love. She is the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Leadership Masterclass, a nationwide, online leadership development program for women leaders. Kelli spent over 15 years in Corporate America before taking the leap into entrepreneurship to start her own leadership coaching practice. She holds over 10 years of leadership experience for financial services and technology organizations. As a speaker, Kelli is experienced in working with audiences from 10 to 1000 at all professional levels. Participants in her programs consistently give rave reviews of the wisdom Kelli provides that changed the way they lead and approached their personal and work life. Kelli was awarded the Training Magazine Emerging Training Leader award for her demonstrated leadership in leading and developing high-impact training programs. She earned her MBA and has served as Adjunct Management Faculty at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. She is certified in Reality-Based Leadership, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram. Her thought leadership can be found on Thrive Global, Introvert Dear, HR Daily Advisor, LinkedIn, and via her blog and social media channels. Kelli’s favorite roles are wife to Jason and mom to their teenage daughter, Hailey. Check her out! https://www.kelliraethompson.com/
49 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
191 - "The Conflict Resolution Playbook" with Jeremy Pollack
Have you got some conflict at work that needs tending to? Then get out your pen, paper and get ready to take some notes from the man who has got a plan! On this episode I had the great pleasure of talking with Jeremy Pollack. Jeremy has been traveling the globe helping organizations and people effectively deal with the conflicts within their organizations so that they can move forward with peace and productivity! I learned a lot from him and I know you will too! Take a listen! More on Jeremy: Jeremy Pollack is a leader in the field of workplace conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is the Founder of Pollack Peacebuilding Systems, an international conflict resolution consulting firm. Jeremy is a master coach, master trainer, mediator, and author. He coaches and trains executives and employees at a variety of levels and industries, from Fortune 500 companies to major non-profits. Jeremy has mediated conflicts between business partners, co-executives, and coworkers at all levels of organizations, aiming as often as possible to transform relationships and create Win-Win resolutions for all parties involved. Jeremy is a regular contributor on the topics of leadership and organizational conflict management to publications such as Forbes.com, Fast Company, Industry Week, and many more. He is also the author of the recently released book The Conflict Resolution Playbook: Practical Communication Skills for Preventing, Managing, and Resolving, Conflict by Rockridge Press. Jeremy holds a Master's degree in Evolutionary Anthropology from California State University, Fullerton and a Masters degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Currently, he is completing dissertation work for his PhD in Psychology at Grand Canyon University. Jeremy is also a research fellow at Stanford University, where he leads research projects in social psychology and conflict resolution as an interdisciplinary effort between the Stanford Social Concepts Lab (Department of Psychology) and the Stanford Center on International Conflict & Negotiation (Department of Law). Website: https://pollackpeacebuilding.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1647399521 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremypollack1/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pollackpeacebuilding/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3K6m_0bO31lD7JUc0th_vQ/playlists Twitter: https://twitter.com/PollackPeace
52 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
190 - Leading With Authenticity In a Pandemic With Roger Wolkoff
I had a VERY fun and informative conversation with this episode's guest, Roger Wolkoff (Mr. Authenticity). Roger deserves this tag because he is, truly, one of the most genuine people you'll ever talk to (or listen to)! We hit on all things authenticity and Roger shares some insights that leaders want to consider during today's different times of leading in a pandemic. Check it out! CHEERS! More on Roger... Roger is a motivational speaker who helps you create teams and companies people don’t want to leave. You hire him for his expertise in emotional intelligence and appreciation. He doesn’t give up on people; he believes they will find a way to move forward and improve. How does he do it? Roger’s programs are high content and motivational in style and tone. He delivers stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what’s already inside you. Roger has over 20 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience. Audiences rave about his two most popular keynotes, Step Outside Yourself™️: How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Uncertainty and Elevate Others to Elevate Others™️ with Appreciation. Roger’s core messages center around trust, communication, and emotional intelligence. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an advocate of Clifton’s Strength Finder, VIA Character Strengths, and everything surrounding positivity. Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, pinball, and all things Tesla. Website: www.rogerwolkoff.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608.279.5160 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMpC3mVLpDc9bdhh0OVceuw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogerwolkoff/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/allaboutauthenticity/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allaboutauthenticity/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rogman888 Twitter: @rogerwolkoff, https://twitter.com/rogerwolkoff Instagram: http://instagram.com/rogerwolkoff
44 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
189 - Lead With Confidence! with Johanna Walker
Stories are the cornerstone of civilization. They are how we transmit norms, teach and let others know they are not alone. However, sharing YOUR story can sometimes seem daunting...even impossible if you're worried about sharing too much. But, sharing your story is a critical piece of taking charge of your life! On this episode, I talk with storytelling maven, Johanna Walker. She shares the power of sharing your story and how you can make a difference...at work and in life. It was a great conversation that left me thinking about what I can do different in sharing my story with those around me. Check it out! More on Johanna... Johanna is the fear-blasting, storytelling maven for coaches, consultants, leaders and change-makers. As a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, she’s presented for corporations, non-profits, start-ups and community organizations, helping audiences develop authentic presence as speakers, find the ideas they want to be known for, and craft those ideas into compelling presentations. She’s also the founder of Craft Your Talk, a transformational speaker coaching program for emerging speakers, and The Speaker’s Playground, an unconventional training program where entrepreneurs and community leaders become confident and memorable speakers. She is the co-founder of Boulder’s Story Slam, where audience members come to the stage to tell true stories about their lives. In addition to her work as a speaker and coach, Johanna has written and performed solo theater pieces that she’s toured throughout the US and Canada. Check her out on her website here: https://www.johannawalker.com/
42 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
188 - The AWE Factor with Allen Klein
If you're like me, you've had those experiences in your life where you were sure that something BIGGER was happening but it was difficult to wrap your head around it. Those are the moments were AWE was a factor...it took your breath away...it made you think...it put you in the moment that you needed to be in (perhaps at that moment). On this episode, I talk to my good friend, Allen Klein, about his new book, The Awe Factor, and we talk about all of those moments. More importantly, we talk about how those moments can contribute to a better life, better well being, and better relationships. I LOVE THIS GUY...and YOU will too! Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a master...and garner your AWE! Make it a factor in your life! More on Allen... Allen Klein, MA, CSP* (aka "Mr. Jollytologist®") is an award-winning professional keynote speaker and best-selling author who shows audiences worldwide how humor can help them deal with everyday trials and tribulations as well as triumphing over tragedy. Allen is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. Klein's books have been published in eight different languages (English, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, and Turkish) with over 500,000 in print. Get the AWE FACTOR HERE!
50 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
187 - Stress Proof Your Life with Eliz Greene
Are politics, pandemic and the general overwhelm of life stressing you the heck out? Have no fear! On this episode of Leadership Happy Hour I talk with my very good friend, Eliz Greene, about her new book, Stress Proof Your Life! What makes this book different from the rest is that Eliz has done the hard work of researching thousands of people to find out the systemic causes of their stress and then gives application based solutions on how to mitigate them. Plus, she quotes me in it...which makes it double cool. Check this out and buy the book! You can get it HERE! More on Eliz.. She not only finds the chemical reaction in the body caused by stress fascinating, but stress is also her favorite topic to speak about, write about, or discuss in line at the grocery store. With a surgically repaired heart, Eliz also knows stress management isn’t a ‘nice-to-have,' but rather an essential survival skill. Surviving a heart attack at age 35 while seven months pregnant with twins propelled Eliz on a mission to share her story to inspire other busy people to pay attention to their health. Just days after her heart stopped and she endured open heart surgery and a cesarean section delivery, Eliz held both her daughters together for the first time. Amazingly, despite the pain and uncertainty, what she felt most strongly was contentment. Her priorities were crystal clear. She knew she’d been given a second chance at life and a unique perspective for a reason. For nearly two decades, Eliz has been on a mission to inspire busy people to pay attention to their heart health. Recognizing stress as an essential and often under-addressed risk factor, Eliz conducted a research study on job stress. Eliz is an author and writes a Top Health and Wellness Blog. She was named as a Top Online Influencer on Stress and Heart Health. She’s been seen on CNN, PBS, Lifetime, TNT, and many national and local news programs. A national spokesperson and advocate for the American Heart Association, Eliz received the Heart Hero Award in 2010. More recently, she has partnered on the Take Cholesterol To Heart campaign. Today, Eliz is a healthy 55-year-old living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband, Clay, their beautiful (now 20-year-old) daughters.
44 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
186 - Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar with Doug Ward
Last year, my hard drive crashed and I thought this interview was lost but....I FOUND IT! Lots of great information with my shipmate, Doug Ward. More on Doug... Douglas Ward is a retired military veteran with 24 years of distinguished service. During his time he held numerous leadership roles to include instructor and manager of over 500 personnel. Additionally, Douglas was the Troop Chief for a hand selected group of special communicators who supported and deployed into austere environments with Special Operations Forces. Upon retirement, he supported government agencies as a subject matter expert in non-standard communications and as a business development executive. These experiences have enabled him to pass on the knowledge and lessons of leadership under extreme conditions for companies needing management team building. Pulling from his past military experience and as an executive-level technology leader, he collaborates with those in charge providing unfiltered truths on the true state of a company. He specializes in encouraging the development of communication skills from the top down and bottom up increasing revenue growth, employee trust and ownership. Douglas has built many successful teams by helping them to navigate through rough seas and land on a foundation based on a steadfast vision. You can reach Doug at: https://anchorstrategiesllc.com/
50 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
185 - Keeping it Human with Kathy Klotz-Guest
2021 will be awesome if....you know how to maneuver quickly and have a team that can do it with you. This isn't a chance encounter....it is the result of building a team whose cornerstone is TRUST! On this episode, I talk with innovation expert Kathy Klotz-Guest. She earned her skills the hard way....in the board room and on the comedy stage (simultaneously)! She shares some keen insights on how to keep it real, keep it moving, and keep in human! CHECK IT OUT! More on Kathy... Kathy Klotz-Guest, MA, MBA combines her business and comedy backgrounds to teach leaders, teams, and professionals how to use humor to enhance their business and personal lives. A former Silicon Valley marketing executive and improv comedian for over 20 years, she has been featured in Forbes and The Huffington Post. Inc.com named her last book, “Stop Boring Me!” a CMO must-read on improv and humor for storytelling and creativity. A bay area native who trained at ComedySportz and at LA’s Second City, Kathy has also performed stand-up all over the country (now on Zoom) including at The Improv, Funny Bone and Flapper’s. She teaches improv (virtually), and loves doing storytelling slams whenever she can. Kathy still makes her kid laugh, though that window is closing rapidly. Socials: Twitter / LinkedIn: @Kathyklotzguest Facebook: fb.com/kathy.klotzguest Insta: @klotzguest
47 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
184 - Stress Free Leadership with Rhonda WIlliams
Have you been a little stressed as of late? You're in luck! On this episode I talk with expert Rhonda Williams on how you can stress less and lead better. You'll like it...she's got the goods! More on Rhonda... Rhonda Y. Williams is a master coach, international speaker and author. With over two decades of leadership experience, Rhonda now uses the principles of emotional intelligence to help leaders define an action-oriented path to well-being, happiness, productivity and success. Rhonda believes hope is not a strategy and the desired manifestations show up in our lives when we gain clarity, courage and consistency. Rhonda holds a double master’s degree in nursing and business administration and her professional experience includes executive level roles as Chief Nursing Officer and hospital Chief Executive Officer. As a transparent and authentic leader, Rhonda is known as “The Stress-Free Leader” and some call her the “Dream Life Coach” because she is unapologetic about helping you transition from the life you live... to the life you love. She is a 4x author and her published books include: Are You Out of Your ______ Mind? A Modern Guide to Successfully Surviving Infidelity? The Dream Life Roadmap: 10 Essential Factors for Creating Your Dream Life, and The UCR Advantage: How to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence, Fast! The Stress-Free Leader: 5 Types of Stressed-Out Leaders and How to Be Stress-Free Rhonda is the founder and chief vision officer of the Dream Life Leadership Academy where, through several services, she coaches leaders and organizations to unlock their leadership superpowers by transitioning to stress-free leading. Rhonda is the host of The Coffee with Rhonda Show & Podcast where coaches and thought leaders share personal insights, strategies and resources to help you ROCK your life and be “stress-free and loving me.” Experience life with your full mind, body and spirit. Set sail and set course, navigating all obstacles that emerge. Embrace each experience and continually add navigational tools to your Journey of Life toolbox. When you do, you are truly leading & living. Rhonda Y. Williams, MBA, MSN, RN Dream Life Leadership Academy, LLC. Free Gift – eBook: http://www.stressfreeleaders.com email: email@example.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/coachrhondaywilliams1 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondaywilliams/ Podcast: The Coffee with Rhonda Show Podcast: The Stress-Free Leader (coming soon)
45 minutes | Nov 27, 2020
183 - Play is the Name of the Game For Success with Jeff Harry
Looking to change the game plan for 2021? If you want to succeed, then you have to listen to this episode's guest Jeff Harry. He's got the goods! More on Jeff: Jeff Harry shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled — all by playing. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Jeff is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 for his organizational development work around dealing with toxic people in the workplace. His play work has most recently been featured in the NY Times article: How Do We Add More Play To Our Grown-Up Life - Even Now. He has also been featured on AJ+, SoulPancake, the SF Chronicle, and CNN. While we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it's when we let go of that facade and just play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives. Jeff believes that we already have many of the answers we seek, and by simply unleashing our inner child, we can find our purpose and, in turn, help to create a better world. SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES: Website: RediscoverYourPlay.com Instagram: @jeffharryplays Twitter: @jeffharryplays LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-harry-6991a94/ Medium: @jeffharryplays YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/jchuche TikTok: @jeffharryplays
52 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
182 - Leadership and Innovation in the Church! With Dr. Terri Elton
Whew! I know this is the first episode up in a few months but I've been busy! I've started my own new leadership journey in seminary and, as a result, I'll be publishing about once a month (versus every week). On the plus side, this journey has brought me into contact with incredible leaders like this episodes' guest, Dr. Terri Elton. Terri was one of my professors this last term for Christian Leadership and her insights blew me away. Take a listen and, whether you're leading in a church or not, you'll be able to take some of her strategies and implement them right away! CHEERS! More on Terri.... Dr. Terri Martinson Elton is Professor of Leadership at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Passionate about rethinking church in the 21st century, Terri’s work focuses on congregational leadership, innovative leadership, and reimagining faith formation. Her latest work includes Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century, research on confirmation ministry (Cultivating Teen Faith: Insights from The Confirmation Project), and discovering new organization structures for congregations and nonprofits (Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World: Platforms, People, and Purpose, a book she co-authored with Rabbi Hayim Herring). Prior to serving at Luther Seminary, Terri served as Associate to the Bishop in the Saint Paul Area Synod and at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville, MN. Terri’s published works include To Know, To Live, To Grow confirmation curriculum and What Really Matters, a book for congregational leaders, co-authored with Rev. Mike Foss, as well as several articles in the areas of congregational leadership, missiology, leading change, youth ministry, and faith formation. Terri has a MA and PhD, both in Congregational Mission and Leadership from Luther Seminary, and her dissertation studied missional leadership within ELCA churches. She lives in Apple Valley, MN with her husband Eric. They have two young adult daughters, Jordan and Elizabeth. Get more Terri here: https://terrielton.com/
39 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
181 - Work Well Play More! With Marcey Rader
I like to work AND I also like to play. Given a choice between the two I'll usually pick the latter. But.....what if we could do both simultaneously? That's what we're talking on this episode with expert Marcey Rader! Check it out! More on Marcey... Marcey Rader is an Amazon best-selling author, sought-after productivity coach, accredited health and wellness expert, and renowned keynote speaker. As the founder of Work Well. Play More!®, she helps individuals and businesses kick their lifestyles back into balanced gear – without sacrificing health. She packs presentations with actionable advice and real-world wisdom, decluttering the mind, body, and business, one habit at a time. Her speaking roster’s alive with engagements for Fortune 100 companies, startups, and everyone in between. Audiences from North Dakota to Dubai, manufacturing to biotech, learn to escalate their energy, conquer the calendar, master tasks, and extinguish email. To learn more, visit marceyrader.com.
49 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
180 - Millionaire Leadership With Dane Maxwell
Get strapped in! We're talking million dollar ideas and leadership on this episode with Dane Maxwell! Don't miss a minute! A little on Dane.... He almost didn't think there was a place for him to belong anywhere, but business saved his life and gave him a sense of purpose and significance. That kind of belonging gave him endless fuel because he had never felt it before. He started 16 business and failed a lot - 11 times. Each time he learned, figured out what worked and what didn't and has started 5 successful profitable businesses including The Foundation that specializes in training people to start a business from scratch, Swipe My Ideas gives away profitable business ideas, Paperless Pipeline a real estate transaction management software, My Agent Base a real estate intranet software and Fear No Feeling sells unique shirts designs. He has gone on to create over 15 millionaires with his teachings. He specializes in helping underdogs start successful businesses. Dane also has a passion for singing and he is the author of the upcoming book Start From Zero which teaches entrepreneurs a new way to build businesses quickly, without the risk, from scratch.
38 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
179 - Master The Craft! With Dave McKeown
Leading is NOT all cotton candy and lollipops. Anyone that has led will tell you that. It takes skill to move the team towards the goal....it takes a master craftsman! On this episode I talk to the master craftsman, Dave McKeown, about how to get your team engaged and moving the right way! Dave McKeown helps individuals, teams, and organizations to lead with authenticity, purpose, and effectiveness. He has a wealth of experience in connecting individual and team performance to improved business results with a particular focus on fast-growing, complex organizations. As Founder and CEO of Outfield Leadership, Dave speaks, coaches and trains on the mindset, skillset, and toolkit needed to master the craft of leadership. His goal is to help organizations build a culture of real, authentic but ultimately results-driven leadership. He has shared his leadership strategies at the Inc. 500 and Growco conferences, Bank of America, for the British Government, Entrepreneur's Organization, Bamboo HR and countless others. He has worked with leaders at Spectrum Health, Renewal by Andersen, Akamai, NYSE and many smaller, fast-growing organizations. Check him out at: https://www.outfieldleadership.com/
49 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
178 - Be a Force of Badassery! With Laura Khalil
Looking for the tools to make a mark? Check out this episode where I get to talk "Badassery" with Laura Khalil! Laura Khalil is on a mission to teach business professions how to embrace their inner badass. Laura is a master storyteller, award-winning brand marketer and dedicated researcher of human behavior. She climbed the corporate ladder in her early 20s only to reach the glass ceiling when her boss warned her that she was “intimidating men in the boardroom” and was advised to “soften her language” and “smile more.” Fed up, she left to launch her own tech marketing consulting business. Laura soon found that the qualities that helped her to succeed were the same qualities she had been previously reprimanded for and quickly amassed a roster of clients including companies like Intel, Twitter, GE and more. Today, she provides keynote talks and digital training on issues that matter to women, people to color, and allies - she recently spoke at the Forbes 30 under 30 summit! Check her out at: https://www.forceofbadassery.com/
52 minutes | May 18, 2020
177 - Forget Your Leadership Style With Greg Thomas
"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." -Warren G. Bennis How are things in your state? Are you running the streets (like Mel Gibson in Braveheart) screaming, "FREEDOM!"? That's kind of been the feel here where I live....not by me but by many. Regardless of where you are, we here in the studio hope you are healthy and well. On this episode, I had the awesome opportunity to talk with Greg Thomas about his new book, "Code Your Way Up." It's not a book (or a conversation) just for coders. Greg has leadership tips that can be used by all in their quest to lead better and do better for their teams. One key thing he said to me in our conversation was to "follow your non-leadership style." What's that about? Take a listen and find out....that's why I titled the episode the way I did. CHEERS! More on Greg... Greg Thomas has seen (and done) it all – whether it’s been writing code, leading projects, breaking builds or developing and launching products – all while amassing an impressive wealth of experience as a team leader. In Code Your Way Up, Greg asks (and answers) the important questions facing leaders in the software industry that don’t get asked enough (or at all) in identifying what it takes to be a great software leader and what to do when things go sideways. If you’re new to software leadership or it’s something you aspire to, Code Your Way Up breaks it all down for you, pointing out the pitfalls and the joys, and providing you with a blueprint for excellence and success. It’s the perfect balance of information and inspiration, imparted with humor, empathy, and clarity and it starts with taking the same approach to leading as you do to coding – jumping in. GET THE BOOK HERE!
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