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  • Are you fatigued by your job and want to make a change in your career and just don’t know how.  Andy Storch is a talent development specialist and if you wanna to know how to make that shift listen in. It is time to S.T.O.P drifting along in your career, especially if you don’t find meaning and purpose in what you do.Is your job supporting the greater vision of where you want to get to in your life?Does it get you excited to get to work?Is your job connected with your purpose?You get the picture it is important to own your career and own your life.What insights you will get from this episode:What does it mean to take ownership of your career?How do you take ownership?Taking ownership might look scary, but there are ways to not let norms of society run you and take away what you truly want to do. Ideas to get started on how you can shift your career. How to let go of the fear of judgement from others?What are those tough conversations you need to have?What kind of support can help you move ahead?About Andy Storch Andy Storch (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/) is a talent development specialist. He is the host of 2 podcasts. Author of the forthcoming book Own Your Career Own Your Life.Website: https://andystorch.com (https://andystorch.com) Top 5 common mistakes people make in the career world: http://ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/mistakes (http://ownyourcareerownyourlife.com/mistakes)

  • We all make sense of the world differently and make meaning differently. As we move into complexity that becomes a greater challenge. Do you question the way decisions are taken in complex times? What might be going wrong in the way decisions are made in meetings?I have been observing senior executive meetings and providing feedback and I found Keith Johnston from Cultivating Leadership has some great insights on this topic.What insights you will get from this episode:Typical mistakes executives make in meetings.How early convergence and polite agreements get in the way of solving problems in complex times?Why letting go of – “holding on to rightness” – is so important?What assumptions get in the way of running a great meeting?Key ingredients of running meetings in complex times.About Keith JohnstonKeith Johnston co-authored with Jennifer Garvey Berger  Simple Habits for Complex Times (https://www.amazon.fr/Simple-Habits-Complex-Times-Practices/dp/0804799431) . Leadership development was the focus of his PhD. He has explored the capability for complexity required of senior leaders and how this might be enabled.Email: keith@cultivatingleadership.co.nzWebsite: https://www.cultivatingleadership.com (https://www.cultivatingleadership.com)

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  • Are you a shy introvert? Are you struggling to get your voice out there and be heard?


    Bob tells us we often see mediocre people standing up and taking all the attention and amazing people hiding their light and it is completely irrational. So how do you get yourself out there and not let your shy nature limit you?


    "We don't change being shy and or being an introvert, but we can learn to get our of our comfort zone and not let that limit our potential." - Bob GentleInsights you will get from this episode: 20"What is it to be shy and how does it steal your potential?


    How can you break down the barriers of being shy and or being an introvert and get out of your comfort zone?


    How does comparing yourself with others help or hinder you?


    How can you change the way you are so that you can stand in the spotlight?


  •  Do you wake at 3am and worry what if they find out that "I'm a fraud" or "I am not as good as people think?"Then maybe it is imposter syndrome that you are suffering from. You don't have to pretend anymore to be someone. You can end imposter syndrome and be yourself.The four signs of Imposter Syndrome for Clare are:PerfectionismProcrastinationProject ParalysisPeople pleasingWe can’t rationalize with our logical mind, coz if you do that you will only end of wresting with those thoughts giving it more attention and you will end up making it worse. One can’t use mindset level tools to deal with identity level issues.What Insights you will get from this episode:What is imposter syndrome?How does it manifest in the workplace?How can you identify if someone at work is suffering from imposter syndrome?How to men and women cope with it? What’s the difference?Why does changing negative self-talk with positive ones does not work?How do develop natural resilience?What can you do in 60sec to turn them over?About Clare JoseClare Josa (https://www.linkedin.com/in/clarejosa/) is a professional speaker and the author of seven books.She has specialized in helping business leaders and high achievers to clear the self-sabotaging thoughts and change behaviors caused by Imposter Syndrome. The stuff that goes deeper than mindset or confidence, but which gets in the way of you making the difference you really want to make in the world.She is the author of eight books. Her latest book: Ditching Imposter Syndrome (https://ditchingimpostersyndrome.com/book/) was published in 2019.Get your ABC technique: http://www.clarejosa.com/meetmypotential/ (http://www.clarejosa.com/meetmypotential/)  

  • This is a true story of an entrepreneur who set up his business and made millions in a short time, got published in Forbes as a digital health thought leader, owned a Ferrari, and then everything came tumbling down the point that his business partner went to prison and he had 2M in personal debt.One of the most painful moments for Dr. Tamer Shahin was to call his business partner’s pregnant wife and tell her that her husband won’t be home for the delivery.Tamer then rebuilt success in digital health, won a UK national innovation award, and gave a TEDx talk. He has learnt from extraordinary success and catastrophic adversity! Today, he is on a mission to help business owners and entrepreneurs learn those precious lessons.What insights you will get from this episode:What failure feels like? How to break out of your cocoon and not be a hermit when failure hits you.How can we embrace failure and move forward?How can we as leaders, bear responsibility for ourselves, as well as others during times of failure?We can’t engineer our way out of failure, but we can talk about how we feel when things don’t work out.What is needed for “Rising Strong”? How do we turn the page and become resilient?Simple tips to raise up again with resilience after a failure.About Dr. Tamer Shahin Dr. Tamer Shahin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamershahin/)  went from academia, to advising country ministers on national policy and multi-billion-dollar productivity programs, founding and growing multi-seven figure businesses, living large (then not so large) in Dubai, and taking a global health start up stratospheric. He’s advised corporate titans, authored several textbooks, taught at universities around the world, spoken at TEDx, and published in Forbes as a digital health thought leader.Tamer has gone through rags to riches and (seriously) back again. He’s designed learning at every level — and learned the hard way that capacity often starts with belief, and that success often starts with failure.Tamer now enjoys being a serial entrepreneur, investor, business coach and mentor. Currently the founder and CEO of CEO Entrepreneur, he transforms entrepreneurs into CEO’s and small businesses into global companies; without stress or overwhelm. CEO Entrepreneur: https://ceoentrepreneur.com (https://ceoentrepreneur.com/) Take the 3-min super intelligent business clarity quiz and get a free customised report on your single biggest business challenge: https://ceoentrepreneur.com/quiz (https://ceoentrepreneur.com/quiz)

  • Top Insights from this episode:Success is not just about achieving goals at work, it’s important to be fulfilled, which comes from inspiring others and creating impact around you.Find one person who supports your cause and helps you in the organization. One sponsor is enough to help you embark on your path.If you struggle to get heard in a meeting, here are 4 tips that Virginie share:Use humor to shift the energy of the meeting.Talk about the elephants in the room.Put the hard topics on the tableBuild alliances with people you work with.To create gender balance in your teams, set clear rules and boundaries on the values that are important. Every time it is violated, speak about it until becomes a practice. Say it in a non-blaming non-judging way, and don’t be silent about it.To ensure you are involved in decision making ensureYou are building the necessary and right bilateral relationships.Don’t be shy!Don’t care much how others perceive you.Having an executive presence is about the ability toHave the real quality conversations.Make quality decisions.Give space to people to move forward with autonomy.To grow stronger with debates.How do we manage time as an individual, mother, wife and businesswomen?Accept all the different part of you.It may not be possible to have a 24hr period where you are efficient in all areas of your life. Accept that there will be periods where you will be more at work and then there will be time for kids and other things.Being just in one area of life can be boring.Final Advice:Surround yourself with people who can give you candid feedback, i.e. give you both the tough and good feedback.Connections: Build true meaningful relationships and stay connected. About Virginie Boucinha Virginie Boucinha (https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginie-boucinha-22a4395/) works at the headquarters of Sanofi,Paris, as the Global Head of Transformation. At Sanofi, she was previously the Chief of staff CEO Office. She is mother of 4 children. Virginie Boucinha is icon of intelligence, strength and humbleness. A strong women leader from whom we can learn a lot. She has also lived abroad in Morocco and India.

  • What insights will you get from this episode ?If you are an executive and wondering how to setup your brand image in the industry, do not miss this episode.Decide how you want to be perceived and remembered.In a world of competition where business cards and job titles are not sufficient currencies, building a reputation brand is becoming critical for most executives.Learn what is reputation branding? How can you create this currency for yourself both internally in your organization and outside?How can your reputation brand be aligned with that of your company?Mary Henderson shares valuable content here. Don’t miss this episode!About Mary Henderson Mary Henderson (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryhendersoncoaching/) Coaches, Consultants & Corporate Professionals commercialise their PersonalBrand to stand out, become an authority in their niche or industry and build a sustainable & profitable digital business.Links: Apply for a free consultation with her:  https://www.maryhendersoncoaching.com/apply (https://www.maryhendersoncoaching.com/apply) Her website: www.maryhendersoncoaching.com (http://www.maryhendersoncoaching.com)  

  • What insights you will get from this episode?Empathy drives connection. At a time like this, with social distancing and virtual working, connection is essential. So, what exactly is empathy? What are the components of empathy? How can leaders demonstrate empathy when announcing decisions. Today more than before people in positions of power and authority are being more critically looked at for protection as our sense of security is triggered.


    Listen time: 5 min


  • What insights you will get from this episode?What opportunities are present for us at an individual level, at an organisational level and at the ecosystem?How is this impacting business, how are businesses rethinking they way they work?How is mortality shaping us today ?How do we capture the lessons learnt for a better future.How can organisations carry the learnings forward with them? 

  • What insight you will get from this episode?How are teams impacted by COVID-19 in organizations?


    How does changing decisions impact you and your teams?


    What are some of the common challenges teams are facing right now?


    What opportunities are present for teams?


    Listen to this insightful episode by Suzie Lewis (http://www.transformforvalue.com) and Deepa Natarajan, Time 8min.


  • What insights you will get from this episode?How do you cope with prolonged periods of stress? When we experience stress we sometimes turn to an auto response to avoid the painful things. i.e. we numb our pain by either watching t.v. or browsing social media or excessively practicing sports, eating at odd hours...etc..


    None of these is inherently a bad things, but when used to escape from feeling a hard emotion they can become real issues.


    In 5min, Deepa shares 2 simple ways to cope with stress in challenging times.


  • What insights you will get from this episode?Where do you want life to grow in these challenging times? In this episode Deepa Natarajan shares one simple strategy to gain control of our lives in difficult times.


    Part of being proactive is focusing our attention on our circle of influence rather than our circle of concern.


    There's a saying, that goes like:


    When attention goes there life growsEpisode time: 5min


  • About David Costa (https://meetmypotential.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/David.jpg) veris he is committed to improve clients’ business performance, through transformation, technology and business consulting.In his personal life, while trying to find the family-work-personal balance, David works with start-ups, universities and charities as an advisor and investor, to support expansion and increase productivity.What insights you will get from this episode?In this episode we look at how Distributed Leadership (DL) can become a multiplayer effect? How does it allow people to be proactive? Why does creating connections become important? What are the side effects of Distributed leadership?David talks about some of the key ingredients to put in place Distributed Leadership like: Taking decisions, finding the right talents, who can quickly decide, challenge and influence decisions, know what's urgent and what is important. Choosing the right people with high emotional intelligence who embrace diversity has been a key factor for David. He addresses questions like: What is it to be genuinely generous? What is it to not trust people?His key message:Think big and make the purpose belong to the organisation.

  • About Peter Pluim Peter (https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterpluim/) is the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Enterprise Cloud Services at SAP. Before joining SAP Peter was the Executive Vice President of the Infrastructure & Data Management Services at Atos. Peter is one of those very high paced and highly driven leaders in the space of digital transformation. He has over 20+ years of experience across a multitude of functions and he has lived and worked across several countries. He has a proven track record to transform, build and drive complex high value multi Billion Euro organisations.What insights you will get from this episode?What are the limits of implementing Distributed Leadership (DL)? Why trusting the strategic vision is key in Distributed Leadership? Peter shares one simple and effective TIP to reduce politics. He talks in depth on the difference between delegation and distributed leadership and why giving autonomy and authority are key.How do leaders get in the way of giving autonomy and authority to the next level? Get 4 tips from the episode to not react in crisis.Key points from this episode.Don't confuse delegation with distributed leadership.Distributed Leadership is a must for high paced global organisations.Giving Autonomy and Authority are key to make Distributed Leadership work.Trust in strategy and trust in people is critical for Distributed Leadership to function.

  • What will you get from listening to this episode?Why is vulnerability important? What does it mean to dare to lead? When we choose comfort over courage, we avoid difficult conversations, we don't give feedback and still hold the expectations over people. So, then why do we choose comfort over courage?Kathy and Deepa discuss why courageous conversations are important for relationships?Kathy shares the formula on how we can raise back from failure. Listen to the episode to know more.Wanna know more about Kathy and Deepa: Check out their LinkedIn profile Deepa Natarajan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deepanatarajan/) Kathy and Deepa will hold the "Dare To Lead" program of Brené Brown in near Toulouse, France. Checkout: www.meetmypotential.com/daretolead (www.meetmypotential.com/daretolead)   

  • About Mark Leruste Mark Leruste (https://www.linkedin.com/in/markleruste/) is someone who inspires me. He has an ability to connect with people through simple annecdotes and stories. He is the found of the podcast "The Unconventionalists". He calls himself the Chief Purpose Office of the Ministry of Purpose whose mission is to help organisations and business leaders clarify their purpose to better lead and inspire their life.


    What insights you will get from this episode?Why everyone needs to have a purpose? What happens when we don't have a purpose? Coz, Clearly organisations that are not purpose driven struggle to attract and retain millennials. Purpose is something that helps you wake up and face a frosty Monday morning.


    Learn 2 simple techniques in this episode from Mark on how you can set your own Purpose and that of your organisation. Get inspired and ignited!


    Connect with Mark: https://www.markleruste.com


    https://theunconventionalists.com


  • In this episode Deepa shares her 3 ways to reduce internal negative voices. A very simple and holistic approach that involves the Body, Mind and Soul. In just 14mins you will learn 3 simple techniques to reduce the percentage of time your negative voices run you. Meet your potential by reducing the percentage of time the limiting voices are active. 

  • What is the cost of being Action Biased? What is the impact of being in action all the time. The #1 trait of a high Achiever is to be action oriented. In this episode Deepa shares four counter intuitive moves to being action biased. If you want to know the 5 other traits of a High Achiever check out the ebook: www.meetmypotential.com/ebook (www.meetmypotential.com/ebook) to learn about strengths and liabilities of each of the 6 traits of a High Achiever.Here's a video on this episode: https://youtu.be/lkD8FxLm0Dw (https://youtu.be/lkD8FxLm0Dw)

  • Matthieu a serial entrepreneur talks about the importance of values in an organisation. What do you do when employees are brilliant and don’t adhere to key values? What happens when you put results on top of values?Points covered in this episodeMatthieu's proverb: "Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee". Why is it important to take time to think, analyse and then act quicklyWhat is the culture that inspires people across generations?Why are values important to a company? How do they help make decisions?What do you do when employees are brilliant and don’t adhere to key values?What happens when you put results on top of values?Matthieu shares the importance of well being at work.About Matthieu StefaniMatthieu is an serial entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of CosaVostra (https://www.cosavostra.com) . An agency that provides consulting in innovation and digital strategy. Matthieu has a french podcast, Generation: Do it yourself. https://www.gdiy.fr (https://www.gdiy.fr) In Generation Do It Yourself, Matthieu shares in-depth stories and lessons on entrepreneurship, success factors and failure stories. Contact Matthieu at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefani/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefani/)