59:Mindset Mondays with David Taylor-Klaus

I am joined on today’s episode by serial entrepreneur and fellow business coach, David Taylor- Klaus, to talk about his newly released book, Mindset Mondays with DTK: 52 Ways to REWIRE Your Thinking and Transform Your Life. He shares the inspiration behind the book, which was a Facebook Live series based on randomly selecting and…

58: Fierce Conversations and Interrogating Reality with Luis Gonzales

Don’t be fooled by the title of this episode…it’s not about lawyers or litigation! Rather, it’s a lively dialogue about how to apply the concepts from the award-winning book by Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time.Join me and Luis Gonzales, Communication and Culture expert and…

57: The Moment of Truth for Internal Comms with Carolyn Hudson

I am joined today by fellow self-espoused ‘culture geek’ and Internal communications expert, Carolyn Hudson, who brings her vast experience both in-house and as a senior consultant at Fortune 500 companies. It’s the moment of truth for internal comms because there has never been a more opportune time to prove your worth and grab a seat…

56: No BS Chat about Talent Management and DEI with Google’s Director of Leadership Staffing, Ginny Clarke

Today’s superstar guest is Ginny Clarke (as I like to say, it’s Clark + E for Extraordinary!), Director of Leadership Staffing at Google, former Partner at elite executive recruitment firm Spencer Stuart, host of podcast Fifth Dimensional Leadership, and author of Career Mapping. Ginny is a known expert in diversity recruiting and talent management – NOT because she is a…

55: The Power of Digital Marketing with SEO company Owner John Vuong

Today’s episode packs a double punch, starting with discussions about attracting more customers with effective digital marketing and culminating with tips for scaling your startup as it grows. Founder of Toronto-based Local SEO Search, John Vuong reminds us that no amount of website SEO and online advertising will matter if you forget about the fundamentals of running…

54: Playing Your Best Hand at Work with Leadership and Career Coach, Ed Evarts

Founder of Excellius Leadership Development, leadership and team coach, and host of the Be Brave @Work podcast, Ed Evarts is a go-to resource for anyone who wants to elevate their career and professional relationships. He is the author of Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job, written for business leaders, folks in…

53: SHIFTing from Conflict to Creativity with Executive and Team Coach Extraordinaire, Laura Gates

Our guest today is one hell of a dynamic woman – Laura Gates, founder of The Gates Group, executive and team coach, and culture/organization change consultant. We kick off with a juicy conversation about the changing face of work in response to the current trifecta of global pandemic, anti-racism, and economic uncertainty and agree this is…

52: Using LeaderShift Skills to Succeed at Home with 18 Summers’ Jamie and Jim Sheils

Jamie and Jim Sheils, co-founders of 18 Summers, are bringing family back! Long before #covid-19 quarantines forced a change in family dynamics, this passionate duo has been dedicated to fixing the epidemic of busy entrepreneurs and business leaders not spending enough quality time with their families. The good news is that the principles and best practices they…

51: Shifting Leaders and Change Agents into “Future Makers” with TEDx Speaker Coach, Jill Wesley

If you’re looking to amplify your message and make a bigger impact with your ideas, research, or experiences, this is the episode for you! Described by her clients as their “secret weapon,” today’s guest is pro speaker coach and founder of The Science and Soul of Speaking, Jill Wesley. In addition to having coached thousands of…

50: Workplace leaders must step up with empathy to conversations about race and racial injustice, with author Alain Hunkins

The role of empathy as a starting point to address racial injustice in the workplace is a central focus of today’s episode with Alain Hunkins, a passionate leadership consultant, coach, facilitator, and most recently, author of Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders. (HINT: the secrets involve acting on the interconnected elements of Connection, Communication, and Collaboration). Instead of merely discussing some of the book’s concepts in generalities, we contextualized them in an off-the-cuff discussion of how leaders can employ familiar leadership tools in open conversations with POC on their team and about topics of race with their team as a whole. Among many factors that hold people back from leading with empathy are fear, impatience, power dynamics, and lack of practice