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34 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep 127: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat with Ted Rubin
Ready to get serious about your brand? Join me for the next installment of our #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat series, a rebroadcast of the live multistream from Wednesday.Strategic communications is the one ingredient that leadership development is lacking, and there is no way to be a rockstar leader without the real goods on the topic from the people who know.Sis, you say you want to stop dimming your shine, right?It's why I turned to Ted Rubin when it was time to talk personal branding in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself. He is a marketing guru, and so many people turn to him for solid counsel on what he has coined "Return on Relationship."After all, if you want to lead, you need to understand that core concept and how to properly engage with your community, online and off. You can't lead if you don't know how to wield today's tools to communicate the problem you solve.You really should pick the book up before the holiday: nothanksbook.com. This is our last show of the year. We are taking a much needed break after a 2+ yearlong sprint. Until next year...
44 minutes | 14 days ago
Ep 126: #TBT It's Not About You with Lisa Vanderkwaak
Leading up to our next #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat Live on multistream, we're teeing it up with another way to build your brand... public speaking. Beside that fact that everyone feels they can do it simply because they can talk, we upend other myths.. that speaking is all about the speaker...and that s/he is speaking to everyone in the room. Quite the opposite. Meet Lisa Vanderkwaak, one my private practice's strategic partners. She is a speaker coach for executive women who want to get serious about using their voice to expand their business.
44 minutes | 22 days ago
Ep 125: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat w/
Sis, grab your lunch. Take a break from election madness. Secure your headphones and a quiet spot to listen and engage in this conversation between myself and Trudy Bourgeois, one of the expert voices and influences in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself.Trudy says you can indeed "create your own equality," even in times like these. In fact, you're going to need to if you want to say, No Thanks: I'll Just Include Myself.Join me at Noon CT TODAY right here on #LinkedinLIVE and across most all of my social media platforms as I stream with one of my mentor coaches.She appears three times in the book, and is in one of the most important anecdotes to my journey of discovering my value--the key to overcoming the biases and other fears that hold us back.Yes, it happened late in my career, so that means it isn't too late for you either.Be sure to join us each week for these discussions LIVE until we all disperse for Turkey Day.Get the book here: nothanksbook.com
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 120: #TBT Authentically SHE with Cheryl Grace
If you want inside scoop on my new book, No Thanks, this is a great place to get it. It also teases the upcoming Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat with Cheryl Grace on Tues. Oct 6 at 12:35 p.m. CT. Be sure to register: https://lnkd.in/eTHQVh7
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 117: #ThrowbackThursday: The NABJ Episode w/Shannon Lanier
Today's episode of The Culture Soup Podcast® takes a cue from today's #nscrockstarleadership tip of the day: be intentional about your personal brand. My guest is someone who is absolutely leaning out to lean in. Shannon LaNier isn't only a news anchor for Houston's CW39, he is also the ancestor of Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Heming, and a dedicated husband and father. And you best believe he is leveraging all three. Recently, he was in an extraordinary spread in Smithsonian Magazine that had side by side photos of him and his presidential forefather...and the resemblance was remarkable even to him. They looked back at the book he co-authored about his journey to meet his extended family. He is also Daddy Duty 365 on his own podcast and IG... and that platform goes viral frequently.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 116: That Entrepreneurial Mindset Pt 2, with Jamie Roberts
Sometimes they call rockstar leaders nuts.When Jamie Roberts told friends and colleagues he planned to launch a radio station in the #1 media market, they told him he couldn't do it. They really thought he was nuts when he planned to do it in the middle of a pandemic.But he did it, and he's doing it! 108soul.com is a reality. If he had asked me, I would have told him he could do it, probably syndicate too. How did I know?Jamie is the radio executive who believed in me and provided me with the insights to launch my podcast, The Culture Soup Podcast®, which raced to #6 on Apple Podcast Business/Business News in it's 4th month and is now heard on every continent, including 38 countries.What we have in common is an entrepreneurial mindset, which is the premise that undergirds my new book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself. It works for us when we work for others as well as for ourselves. We aren't afraid to take change by the horns.This is a two-part series that kicked off Tuesday at 8 pm CT. It continues on today during our marquis episode.Today we talk love, marriage and business.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 115: The Coaching Corner SPECIAL EDITION with Jamie Roberts
Sometimes they call rockstar leaders nuts.When Jamie Roberts told friends and colleagues he planned to launch a radio station in the #1 media market, they told him he couldn't do it. They really thought he was nuts when he planned to do it in the middle of a pandemic.But he did it, and he's doing it! 108soul.com is a reality. If he had asked me, I would have told him he could do it, probably syndicate too. How did I know?Jamie is the radio executive who believed in me and provided me with the insights to launch my podcast, The Culture Soup Podcast®, which raced to #6 on Apple Podcast Business/Business News in it's 4th month and is now heard on every continent, including 38 countries.What we have in common is an entrepreneurial mindset. It works for us when we work for others as well as for ourselves. We aren't afraid to take change by the horns.This is a two-part series that kicks off tonight at 8 pm CT. It continues on Thursday during our marquis episode. Join us... there is a lesson in the comedy if you're willing to listen.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 114: #ThrowbackThursday: College Seniors in the Age of Covid-19 with Neil Foote
It's back to school, but not the way any of us like it. In the pandemic age, how has university life changed? How are students coping? My friend and colleague is guest host. He turns the tables on me to ask what students should be thinking and doing now to step up and lead.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 113: #ThrowbackThursday Old School Love with Justine & Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons
Throwing it back to our Valentine's Day Bonus episode...as I highlight the people in the acknowledgements in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself. Enjoy!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 112: #ThrowbackThursday The Transformational Power of the Right Question with Valorie Burton
Revisiting Episode 76 with Valorie Burton. It also inspired the way I approached my new book, No Thanks: & Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of Color in the Workplace. It's a coaching tool! You can coach yourself right into the C-Suite if you do the work. Listen in to this conversation between myself and my sisterfriend and mentor coach to understand how it works. She is about to release her 14th book. Look for it!
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 111: The Coaching Corner: No Thanks, 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself with LMS
It’s a special "Coaching Corner" episode of The Culture Soup Podcast with a live reading from my new book and some discussion on the topics. The book is No Thanks, I’ll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of Color in the Workplace. Want to support the launch of No Thanks on social media? Order the book, then post a photo of yourself with the book or your device. Write a caption with your on challenges in the workplace as an over-qualified, high performing woman of color with her eye on executive leadership. Or share your very own rockstar leadership advice on with the hashtag hashtag#NoThanks.
62 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 110: Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-Suite, w/Shakria Hall MBA
Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-SuiteI'm dropping gems with this amazing panel about how to actually and literally be yourself in the corporate workspace that does not center people of color. This is how it’s done and I get extremely granular on the topic in my book No Thanks, 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of color in the Workplace. This is only the headline, not the complete how-to. Get the book!
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 109: #ThrowbackThursday for the Culture and the Culture of Work with Natasha Bowman
My new book is launching soon. Aug 10, look for No Thanks, 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of Color in the Workplace. Preorder your download for Kindle today on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3jSOrJ7. Paperback preorder will happen next week. I wanted to celebrate by revisiting Ep 44 with Natasha Bowman, the Workplace Doctor, who shares her story of triumph over health struggles and workplace struggles to become one of the foremost experts in the HR and DE&I space. If you are an overqualified woman of color, you can probably relate.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 108: #ThrowbackThursday: Your Story and the Keys to Your Purpose with Tiffany Hendra
Today's #TBT is my powerful chat with Tiffany Hendra, former Housewives of Dallas cast member. It's all about walking in your power. And I make an announcement as I'm walking in mine. As always...fresh monologue here for you. Be sure to go by lmichellesmith.com to get on the bandwagon. BTW, do you have a list?
38 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 107: It's not about you, with Lisa Vanderkwaak
A wonderful brand awareness tactic for your personal branding efforts is to get out and speak. But is everyone cut out to be a speaker?It is an indeed learned and honed craft.The key is to not only refocus your mission to message delivery, but you need to take the focus off of yourself (or even your company, if that is your situation) and place it squarely on the people you're speaking to and what immediate, applicable value they can take away.I know from personal experience, and from preparing C-level executives to do just that, but I want you to meet my friend and now strategic partner from Alberta, Canada, Lisa Vanderkwaak, who is focused on developing rockstar women executive speakers.And believe us, there is a difference between rockstar speakers and speakers---there are a ton of those. You'll want to listen to our conversation about what makes an incredible speaker. We also preview what's to come on Friday, when I have all the NSC Coaches LIVE and multicasting across Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and YouTube.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 106: #ThrowbackThursday Privilege, Still as American as Apple Pie with Dr. Jeff Gardere
Dr. Jeff Gardere is back on this #ThrowbackThursday to talk about something that is as American as apple pie: privilege. It's time we actually understood it.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep: 105: Leadership Lessons from the Frontline of a Pandemic with Dr. Kecia M. Kelly
When your college roommate and sorority sister grows up to be a full on BOSS and a hero, you must share her with the world. She is decorated military and now the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at one of the largest health/hospital networks in the country. She has leadership lessons for us from the front lines of fighting a pandemic and insights into a day in the lives of her teams. This is straight talk about covid-19, and you’ll learn a bit about her amazing story rising to the senior executive ranks. Best of all, she is a bestie, and my sister. We’ve been through it together, and the love is real. Dr. Kecia M. Kelly is my special guest on the podcast tomorrow afternoon. Don’t miss it! #tech #business #culture. Kecia Michelle Kelly
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 104: #ThrowbackThursday Secure the Bag with Jacqueline Twillie
If there is anything that this movement is teaching us, it is that we can no longer be silent. How are you impacting change where you live? In your house? In your pocketbook? In your career? Systemic racism is pervasive and in the corporate workplace, it's a part of the furniture. How can you leverage this moment in time to get what is rightfully yours? I'm calling back this episode with my friend who can tell you how exactly to make that ask. Get yours, ok?
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 103: Football Players, Protests and Pandemics with Clarence Hill, Jr.
*Sips Tea* ☕️ But what will @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones do? He’s quiet as a mouse on this topic of social justice, and Clarence Hill, Jr says “That’s not like him.” Even I said, “Come on out to the picnic, Jerry! It’s a good move!” He also says that the @nfl got “punked” by @nascar with their bold removal of the confederate flag from all their events. We talk leadership lessons in all of it.What will team owners do in response to Roger Goodell’s “urging” of the rehire of @kaepernick7? Will the @redskins do something about their brand now that systemic racism is front and center? I mean, even Aunt Jemimah is being retired, so why not?And what will football look like in 5 years? We talk about all that, AND we talk the safety issues surrounding a new season in the face of #covid19. No one is playing, but the sports world keeps this guy busy! You can read his column daily in the @fortworthstarinstgramand hear him on @espnradiodallas. Who’s ready to talk sports culture? Tomorrow at noon on The Culture Soup Podcast®️. Did I mention that my @nabjofficial family is dope? #tech#business #culture #sports #football#nfl #race #socialjustice
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 102: The Revolution in the Workplace with LaFern Batie
Part 2 in my series What Does the Civil Rights Movement Mean for the Workplace? continues tomorrow with a very special guest. Lafern K. Batie and I met last March outside Atlanta, Georgia at the CaPP Institute coaching intensive. She was one of my trainers, and in our first interaction, we became fast friends. I consider her to be one of my mentor coaches because she taught me a lot of what I know today. She is also a personal and executive coach who specializes in leadership and business strategy, and I had the pleasure of speaking to her about how she is advising leaders at this key moment in time.If you think this movement is simply about policing and murder in the streets, think again. It is about systemic racism which permeates every institution in our society, and while we are in this window, it’s time for those of us with the ability to impact leadership to counsel corporate leaders on how to change things for the better in the workplace. Find out what LaFern has to say about it when we get down to brass tax on The Culture Soup Podcast®️. We also cover what black professionals should be thinking about and doing right now. You may be surprised at what secrets you may not know and keys to getting exactly what you want... and we don’t hold back. Listen tomorrow at noon wherever fine podcasts stream. #tech#culture #business
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