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  • Are you a woman looking to grow your leadership and expand your impact? Are you an organization committed to empowering your women and their leadership? Do you to better understand what it means and what it takes to empower your women leaders?

    Our special guest Jane Finette answers these and other questions about leadership, women in leadership and growing yourself in order to grow your leadership.

    Jane Finette is a passionate advocate for women and girls, a non-profit leader, and author. In 2014 Jane founded The Coaching Fellowship (TCFS), a non-profit organization that helps advance young women social change leaders and their work throughout the world. Under her leadership, TCFS grew from helping a handful of women to now serving more than 300 young women of impact every year. More than 1,000 women have graduated from the TCFS program to date from over 70 countries, and now form the Women of Impact Alliance (the largest body of young women social change leaders.

    Jane is the author of the upcoming book Unlocked: How Empowered Women Empower Women (August 2021), which is filled with inspirational and real-world impactful stories of women working to advance women and girls around the world. The book also contains ten easy and practical keys for how every woman, can every day help every sister rise and thrive.

    Jane has spent her career pushing the boundaries of community building and human potential, and she’s obsessed with accelerating social change, magnifying participation and advancing a fairer and more equitable world. In 2020 Jane was awarded the Women Forward Gold Award from the Business Council of Peace for her work and commitment to advancing women.

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    Power and empowerment that comes from coaching Impact of the glass ceiling and the systemic biases holding back women Importance of getting beyond defining yourself based upon your job Leadership starts with you and inside of you Understanding and embracing whole person coaching Understanding the broken ladder of systemic bias towards women Unique challenges and solutions for women of color Leadership development is an inside-out growth journey Understanding empathy in leadership (empathy versus sympathy) Moving beyond tactics to ways of being in leadership Business is all about people (humanizing leadership) Importance of holding the paradox of people in leadership The giant blind spot of confirmation bias in leadership Balancing the role of assessments against turning them into boxes Evidence is in … putting bold women in leadership positions, increases impact, increases bottom line, increased innovation Non-profit boards must also commit to diversity, equity and inclusion for the boardResources: Jane Finette The Coaching Fellowship Website Nightingale Fellowship Application The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking for different ways to build your business? Are you committed to growing yourself and your leadership? Do you want to be the most effective and impactful leader you can be?

    Our special guest Karen Weinstock answers these and other questions about entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation and even dating.

    Karen Weinstock was born in Israel, served in military intelligence in the Israeli Army and then went on to law school at The Hebrew University. After practicing corporate law for a brief time, Karen moved into immigration law in part due to the challenges she faced when she came to the United States (she couldn't get a job without a visa and she couldn't get a visa without a job). Karen eventually founded her own entrepreneurial law firm, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers that helps immigrants achieve their American dreams

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    Understanding key elements of immigration laws and its impact on business Entrepreneurial mindsets to solve problems and add value Building a law firm as a business, not just a practice Leadership and business lessons from dating Using business thinking, strategies, principles and processes to enhance your dating experience and personal relationships The critical role of authenticity in dating, relationships and leadership Keys to building authentic relationships Entrepreneurship essentials Understanding the differences between building a practice and building a business Ways that working on yourself is a game changer as a leader and business owner Understanding emotional mastery for your leadership and relationships The positive impacts of building a culture of personal growth and development in your business The power of being honest and direct in your communicationResources: Karen Weinstock Weinstock Immigration Lawyers website Matched: From Dating Disasters to Dream Relationships book by Karen Weinstock The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
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  • Are you looking for ways to enhance your team’s experience? Are you committed to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion into your culture? Do you want tools to help you build psychological safety into your workplace experience?

    Our special guest Khong Xiong answers these and other questions about leadership, team engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Khong serves as a thought partner, business advisor, and consultant working closely with business executives and HR leaders at Fortune 500 companies on how to engage their people, unlock potential, and translate their strategy into something they can operationalize to achieve growth.

    Khong brings over 10 years of experience in leadership development and management consulting. He’s worked at some of the world’s top leadership development companies where he successfully helped his clients drive superior performance by developing their leaders and aligning their people, structure, and process. Khong offers creative insight and inclusive solutions to tackle some of human resources’ biggest challenges, such as diversity, equity and inclusion, employee engagement, strategy execution, culture transformation and organizational effectiveness.

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    The gap between intention and execution when it comes to people in organizations Self-awareness is vital in leadership Effective leaders create psychological safety in the organization and team Courage in asking for feedback Vulnerability in leadership includes admitting mistakes The importance of empathy in building a strong diversity, equity and inclusion culture Key obstacles to building a strong diversity, equity and inclusion culture Building your diversity, equity and inclusion team Importance of being present when it comes to building strong people first cultures Using check-ins to enhance your people experience at work Importance of flexible work options for team members Understanding psychological safety in the workplace Leadership is an inside out mindset and issue Impact of building and nurturing a culture of authenticityResources: Khong Xiong The Purpose Tune Podcast The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking to grow and build your business? Are you wondering what’s getting in the way of your success? Are you ready to accelerate your business growth?

    Our special guest Maini Homer (Australia) answers these and other questions about keys to growing yourself and your business.

    Maini Homer is known as the Queen of Content Creation and has been in business for herself for over 23 years. In that time, Maini has built 13 successful businesses from scratch and usually with no money down.

    She’s also the author of Lockdown Took My Income, a #1 International Best-Selling book in three countries and three categories. Maini wrote her book in under 24 hours at the start of the pandemic. It’s a 9-step blueprint to create your own income stream from scratch.

    Maini’s latest venture, Copywriters International, was born in October 2020 after recording the video series Creating an Income From Scratch.  She did this to prove that the steps in her book really did work if you follow them. The rest is history.  Seven months later, Maini has 16 staff working for her and she’s staring down at total financial and time freedom … and deciding what her next adventure will be.

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    Keys to business success especially as a start-up The power of outsourcing and letting go Importance of setting clear and high expectations for your team members Social media consistency allows you to be seen and heard by your ideal target market Effective social media is about trust and relationship building You must be willing to put yourself out there to be heard above the noise Secrets for growing an online business Only your thoughts and feelings hold you back Mindsets and beliefs are the only obstacle to your success Self-development requires more than “shelf development” Get clear on what you’re passionate about and get clear on who you want to serve (clear target markets) When something doesn’t work, you must focus on “What’s next” Discerning between quitting and adjusting / shifting You must become aware of your self-limiting beliefs and brokenness (and then work on you) Your only glass ceiling is in your mindResources: Maini Homer Copywriters International Website The Four Agreements book by Don Miguel Ruiz The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you confused by technology? Are you trying to figure out digital marketing for your business? Are you looking for ideas to help your business and operations run more smoothly and effectively? Do you want to amp up your impact?

    Our special guest Jen McFarland answers these and other questions about technology, AI and digital marketing.

    Jen McFarland is the Founder of Women Conquer Business, and she also has a podcast by the same name. Women Conquer Business is a digital marketing operations consultancy to help entrepreneurs and small businesses solve their marketing technology challenges, streamline processes, and amplify impact.

    Jen describes herself as an accidental entrepreneur, who’s committed to helping businesses enhance their businesses and impact by understanding how technology can help you grow a business, systematize the business, and change the overall imprint of the business through technology.

    A former Peace Corps volunteer and operations analyst, Jen brings a wealth of experience in helping organizations streamline their operations and systems.

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    Why businesses and business owners struggle with technology and software Assessing your business operations and goals before developing your marketing and technology strategy The importance of alignment between your business and your marketing / digital imprint Ways that technology helps you and your business work better Using technology and automation to allow your business to be more human You must know where you are today with technology and marketing before developing strategies for getting where you want to be Social media strategy must be built around your customer’s needs and interests, not your own Marketing must focus on the emotions you want to elicit in people If you want to understand your customers, ask them The role of AI in your business, technology and marketing strategies AI tools for your marketing toolbox Getting past your technology fears You must understand what you need before you decide what technology you need The importance of mentorship in your business and leadership journeyResources: Jen McFarland Women Conquer Business Website Women Conquer Business Podcast The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking for ways to improve your mental health and the mental health of your team members? Do you want ideas on ways to lead effectively after COVID?

    Our special guest Ian Adair answers these and other questions about leadership, mental health and workplace mental health.

    Ian Adair is a nonprofit industry influencer, TEDx speaker, and recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management. Ian is a speaker, author and advocate concerning mental health awareness and addressing mental health in the workplace. He’s the author of Stronger Than Stigma. A Call to Action: Stories of Grief, Loss and Inspiration!

    Ian Adair is the Executive Director of the Gracepoint Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gracepoint – one of the largest mental health organizations in Florida. Gracepoint impacts the lives of more than 30,000 individuals (children and adults) each year seeking mental health, medical, and addiction services in the Tampa Bay area.

    In 2016, Ian was chosen as one of the Top 100 Must-Follow Giving Influencers on Twitter by Give Local America. In 2019, Ian was named of the Top 100 Charity Industry Influencers on Social Media in the world by Onalytica, an influencer relationship software company in London. In 2020, Ian was recognized as one of the 30 Nonprofit Founders that will impact the World by Causeartist, a global community and social enterprise platform.

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    Understanding the state of mental health in the United States including its financial impact The role of stigma in limiting people from seeking support The trouble with self-diagnosing mental health conditions and challenges The interrelationships between mental health and physical health People take an average of 8-10 years to seek help for mental health issues Understanding the two types of stigmas – social stigma and self-perceived stigma Gender differences and mental health conditions (and impacts) Being high functioning doesn’t mean you aren’t suffering with mental health conditions The importance of opening up the conversation around suicide (data we can’t ignore) Relationship impacts of suicide Reasons we avoid conversations about mental health, suicide, etc. The bottom-line impacts of mental health on your organization and business (No. 1 reason for loss of productivity and absenteeism) Understanding the changes in our workforce and the impact of these changes on mental health and what employees desire in support The reality and mental health impact of toxic work cultures Leaders as culture caretakers in organizations Mental health and remote working Leadership and team challenges in transitioning out of COVID It’s vital to understand what your people want The human and financial impact of normalizing conversations about mental health in the workplace The importance of creating a safe work environment for your people including emotional and psychological safety The best mental health support you can offer is to just listenResources: Ian Adair Twitter Ian Adair Instagram Stronger Than Stigma Book (Ian Adair) Oh Great One Book by David Novak The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you missing passion in your business and life journey? Are you looking for strategies to help you increase your passion and outcomes? Do you want to have a clear vision for your business?

    Our special guest John Miles answers these and other questions about passion, purpose and impact.

    John Miles is the Founder of Passion Struck™ and the host of Passion Struck Podcast. Passion Struck™ exists to ignite the next generation of game-changing companies and future leaders to make a real and lasting impact on the world. Becoming Passion Struck is for those of us who the box can’t contain — for game-changers, shapers, innovators, record makers, empire builders, career reinventors, and visionaries of all kinds.

    John is passionate about being the catalyst who helps individuals and businesses take action on their ideas. He is a combat veteran, multi-industry CEO, successful entrepreneur, top podcast host, and author who is making passion go viral. Although best known as the President and CEO of Genius Central Systems and CIO of Dell, John’s career as a servant leader spans more than two decades. He's founded or co-founded more than half a dozen successful start-ups, mentored rising entrepreneurs, and invested in successful tech ventures.

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    The power of saying “yes” Choose to seek out discomfort and challenge yourself Three key challenges in business and leadership today – “contagion of the human mind, human spirit and ego” (comfort, apathy and showmanship) Ways that vulnerability is essential is leadership and relationships Taking the governor off your mind Passion follows purpose It’s vital for leaders to have a coach and keys to picking a coach Self-honesty is critical in leadership The importance of facing and dealing with your self-limiting beliefs Leaders are judged by their actions, not their words Stop helping other people achieve their dreams and start achieving their own dreams Prioritize what matters in your life Applying the mosquito principle and audit in your life – suffocator, blood sucker and pain in the ass Getting past the bull shit answers and getting to the real answer The number one thing that people aren't doing is being present in their own lifeResources: John Miles Instagram John Miles Website Passion Struck Website Passion Struck Podcast The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you confused by marketing and social media? Do you want to better understand what it takes to market and grow your business? Are you overwhelmed by all the “experts” ready to sell you their get rich quick strategies?

    Our special guest Ellen Yin answers these and other questions about digital marketing, client attraction and essential marketing mindsets.

    Ellen Yin is the founder of Cubicle to CEO, an online membership helping entrepreneurs who sell services make their first $10K month, without a large audience or posting every day. She has been featured on the TODAY show with Hoda & Jenna and in publications like Authority Magazine, Databird Business Journal, The Penny Hoarder, HerMoney, and BlogHer.

    Notably, Ellen quit her job, decided she’d never work for someone else again and starting with a $300 project, quickly built at seven figure business.

    Through her results-driven online courses + agency services, Ellen has worked with over 7,000 entrepreneurs and brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Ellen is also the host of the award-winning Cubicle to CEO Podcast, which peaked in multiple countries' Top 50 business podcast charts and has been downloaded in over 100 countries worldwide.

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    You don’t have to invest all your time in attracting clients (use simple systems to attract clients) Mindset and implementation must work together to grow your business Selling done right is a collaboration, not a coercion Three elements of a successful marketing system are a traffic generator, a lead generator and a sales generator (they must all work well together) Strategy is vital in marketing and social media (not just activity) Consistency needs to be applied on connecting and getting in front of your ideal clients online and driving traffic to your existing best quality content There are no magic pills, but you can shortcut other people’s mistakes Choose data over drama (every outcome is a learning opportunity) Sales funnels alone are not the solution There are many ways to niche including the transformation results (not just demographics or psychographics) Business and sales are not like the movie Field of Dreams (if you build it, they will NOT come) Online courses are meant to be a vehicle that takes someone from point A to point B, using a framework, a guide or a system that has been proven to work not just with one person, but with multiple people (it’s a proven recipe) Not everyone needs digital products What is going to create the best results for your dream clients Creating lucrative income streams as a referral partner (you don’t have to create everything anew) Understand the language that your ideal clients are speaking (not the language of your solutions) … Get crystal clear on your ideal clients’ language and problems Beware the ways you approach pricing Key mindsets and questions to assess your products and services pricingResources: Ellen Yin Ellen Yin Instagram Ellen Yin Website The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you tired of playing the numbers game in sales? Do you want to accelerate your sales results? Are you open to a radical shift in the ways you build trust, solve problems and engage with clients?

    Our special guest Ari Galper (Australia) answers these and other questions about true trust-based selling. He also debunks many of our long-held sales myths.

    Ari Galper is the World’s #1 Authority on trust-based selling and creator of Unlock the Game®, a new sales mindset and results-oriented approach that has revolutionized the world of selling. With a Masters in Instructional Design, which strongly analyzes the way people learn, and supplying nearly two decades of experience in direct selling in a variety of industries, Ari has pioneered a breakthrough sales system – Unlock the Game. Built on the concept of authentic communication and trust, his visionary approach to selling relieves the pressure for both the seller and buyer, producing profound results.

    Ari has been featured in a multitude of leading sales and business books for his unique and special trust-based sales approach. Interviewed on networks such as CNN Money and Sky News, he has become the foremost authority on selling around the globe.

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    True foundations of trust-based selling Sales are lost at the beginning, not the end Understanding how to unlock the game – shifting your mindset, letting go of the end goal of the sale, focus only on being present with people, and build deep trust so that people will always tell you the truth Debunking these sales myths: 1. Sales is a numbers game; 2. Sales are lost at the end of the process; 3. Rejection is part of the sales game Ways you trigger rejection with sales opportunities Understanding the words and language that triggers rejection Instead of moving people towards the sale, let people decide which direction things go Goal is to get to the truth, not the outcome you want Using language that reduces pressure (never use the phrase “follow up” again – instead use “do you have any feedback on what’s already happened) Learn the words and phrases to never use again in sales Trust building and relationship building are mutually exclusive (focus on trust at the beginning and save the relationship building until later) You can’t offer your solution until someone tells you their problem and asks you for help Goal is not a sale – it’s to get the truth Beware being addicted to the “drug” hopium Potential clients ask one question: “Do I trust them?” Fall out of love with your solution and in love with their problem You must slow down the process including the pace of your speaking You must care about the person and their problems until they say, “How can you help me?” Be a truth teller in sales – You must tell people what their real problem and impact is Differentiate based upon your approach (not your solution)Resources: Ari Galper Unlock the Game Website Unlock the Sales Game book (Ari Galper) The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking for strategies to grow your business and your people? Are you committed to being a leader and organization focused on putting your people first? Do you want tools to achieve your business goals by putting your people first?

    Our special guest Lori Kaiser answers these and other questions about people first leadership, culture and business growth.

    Lori Kaiser is the Founder and CEO of Kaiser Consulting, which she founded in 1992. Lori is a chief executive, corporate leader, and business strategist with a proven track record in assessing risk and creating solutions for Fortune 500 Company C-Level Executives and Boards. Kaiser Consulting is an international professional services firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT consulting with 80 finance and accounting professionals.

    Most important, Lori and Kaiser Consulting have grown the business on the simple premise of putting their people first.

    In fact, Lori and Kaiser Consulting have built and grown a business based upon what you may think a crazy approach – ask your people what kind of career and practice they want and then deliver it. In 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Kaiser Consulting was named a Columbus “Best Places to Work”.

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    Building, growing and running a business based upon your people’s optimal schedule The death of the 40-hour work week and the benefits of having flexible schedules for your people You can run a people first business and still deliver high value to all clients (including large corporations) Building and nurturing an attraction model for building your team The importance of cultural fit with your team members Creating and using a success factor grid for your business and team Interview questions to help you assess cultural and success factor fit The importance of training and developing your people The value of providing a training and development allowance for your people (in addition to in house training) The challenge in offering flexible schedules is worth the returns Get clear on the skills that are needed for your people to advance their career (and support them in growing those skills) Using internal processes to continually evaluate your people’s time and schedules (avoiding overwork) Keys for growing and advancing your people based upon the skills needed for the next level (not just their current level) Every person is different which requires enhanced listening skills to understand each person The clearer you are about what kind of people you want, the clearer it will be who’s not a good fit When you put your people first, they will serve your clients well Be willing to fire clients that don’t treat your people well Be willing to say no to potential clients that don’t fit your people first model It’s essential to understand and use your key performance indicators Ask your people and make it safe for them to tell the truth and even say “no”Resources: Lori Kaiser Kaiser Consulting Website Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It Book (Peggy Klaus) The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking for strategies to achieve balance in your life? Are you struggling with the challenges of growing a business while maintaining your life priorities? Are you feeling handcuffed to your business? Do you want tools for scaling your business without burning out and getting out of balance in your life? Is your relationship with money keeping you from your goals?

    Our special guest Cassidy Arbeli answers these and other questions about leadership, business building and life integration especially for women.

    Cassidy is a serial entrepreneur who owns several businesses. She now works with businesses, especially female entrepreneurs, to help them grow their businesses, scale their businesses and get the life they want out of their businesses, including multiple streams of income.

    She also started her first business while beginning her journey as a mother – in essence, navigating the journey of business, marriage and motherhood all at the same time.

    Her foundation and podcast are called Unburden Your Business, and helps women build their businesses despite the unique challenges and burdens faced by women.

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    Focusing on life integration (not balance) Assessing priorities based upon either a “Heck yes” or a “Heck no” The benefits of theming your days Asking and answering the question, “What would you do if you only had two hours a week to work on your business?” It’s essential to put your team first and help them not only perform, but achieve their dreams The importance of having a clear vision for what you want your business to achieve for you and in your life It’s critical to processize your business and your team’s activities in the business The biggest challenge in business is execution and the role of a strategic execution plan Minimize the resistance to execution Understanding your money (not just growing revenue) Understanding the different ways the women function and lead in business (feminine energy versus masculine energy) Leading your business in alignment with your feminine cycles Acting and leading like men is NOT the answer for women (although it may deliver short term results) The reality of ongoing challenges for women (and the reality that men are often unaware of these ongoing challenges) It’s vital for women to show up as their authentic selves in business and leadership Clients care about relationships and value Let your people be themselves in their networking activities, dress code and sales methods You can create a profitable business that aligns with who you are Doing business with a persona requires that you work harder People follow authentic people (not personas) The difference between living an integrated life versus a balanced life The power of pause in your business and life Breaking the cycles that keep you handcuffed to your business Embrace the data to run your business Understanding your relationship with money and the ways that relationship impacts your business and financial performance Power Question: Where do you see yourself in 12 months?Resources: Cassidy Arbeli Unburden Your Business Website (FREE business quiz) Unburden Your Business Podcast The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you frustrated with the current state of leadership? Are you wondering about the future of leadership? Are you willing to make a fundamental shift in your leadership to help enhance engagement, trust, followership and performance?

    Our special guest Paul McCarthy answers these and other questions about leadership, leadership development, and a fundamental shift in leadership for the future.

    Paul McCarthy is the Founder of a movement called FIRED Leadership. He's working on his first book that's called The FIRED Leader: Reinventing the Future of Leadership, challenging CEOs to rethink who they are firing, because they're getting rid of the wrong talents and skills.

    Despite being a global multibillion-dollar industry, studies show that the more companies spend on leadership development, the less leaders are ready for today's changing marketplace.

    Driven by the quest to discover what motivates people to do what they do, Paul thinks big, questions deeply, and strives to create the conditions for leaders of all levels to have courageous and honest conversations that build strong and healthy organizations.

    Having worked within big firms in the UK and Canada, he brings global perspective to his work as well as real-world experience and straightforward guidance that informs and supports leaders and leadership teams to navigate opportunities and challenges presented by transformation.

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    Show Notes

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    Leadership and leadership development is a broken model that requires foundational disruption Exploring the fundamental defects in today’s model of and approach to leadership development The trouble with performance review processes and performance improvement plans The importance of dropping your ego in order to explore solutions to leadership and leadership development Creating conditions for an honest discussion of what’s working and what’s not working in leadership, management and business Beware the guruizing of leadership and leadership development Understanding the profound cost of disengagement in business The performance impact of clarity and alignment around purpose Key drivers of team disengagement The role of fear in staying stuck personally, professionally and organizationally The connection between leadership, culture and mental health The foundations of FIRED leadership as a mindset and practice
    Fresh thinking
    Inquisitive nature
    Real and accountable
    Expressive and challenging
    Direct and transparent
    The power and impact of treating people like humans The many ways we’re failing in our meetingsResources: Paul McCarthy LinkedIn Fired Leadership Twitter The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking to grow your leadership, impact and engagement? Are you curious about the ways that understanding and using your soul intelligence will enhance your leadership and impact? Are you committed to enhancing your team’s impact and performance?

    Our special guest Kristine Glein answers these and other questions about performance, team engagement and soul intelligence.

    Kristine Glein is a conscious leadership coach committed to bringing the power of Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) into the mainstream. She is dedicated to helping executive and senior leadership transform their managers into game changing leaders resulting in increased performance, consistency and alignment with the best version of themselves so they can make a greater impact on their individual teams and the organization as a whole.

    When it comes to motivating others to meet and exceed expectations, Kristine knows you must have your purpose and passion aligned, as that’s when you are able to fully stand in your power and embody your potential. It’s this fundamental transformational change that allows you to access the flow of energy within you by tapping into your Soul Intelligence. It drives your actions, enabling you to leverage your talents and gifts and share with others to influence and inspire. There is no doubt that we need more soulful leaders in this world. A native New Yorker, she is tenacious and singularly focused making Soul Intelligence not just a concept, but a sweeping movement across the country.

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    Using the Game Changer Index to grow yourself and your team The role of intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional quotient (EQ) and soul quotient (SQ) IQ only uses 5% of the brain – your subconscious mind is the other 95% Understanding the DSCO coaching model (Drama – Solution – Choice – Opportunity) It’s vital to get clear on identifying and living mission, vision, values and purpose People (especially millennials) want to be motivated by the work Trust and transparency are vital in managers and leaders Focus your people development on your mid-performers (not your poor performers) Understanding inside out problem solving Understanding and solving our engagement issues and opportunities The ROI of investing in your people Understanding the Game Changing Index and ways to use it in your business The power and impact of soul intelligenceResources: Kristine Glein LinkedIn Kristine Glein Facebook Game Changing Impact Website Free Master Class (email Kristine at kglein@gcimpactgroup.com) The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you seeking to achieve peak performance? Are you looking to achieve alignment between your priorities and your actions? Do you want tools and strategies to enhance and accelerate your balanced performance in life and business?

    Our special guest Katie Stoddart (Sweden) answers these and other questions about peak performance, balance and removing the obstacles that get in our way.

    Katie Stoddart is the Founder of ‘The Focus Bee’ and an award-winning, international, high-performance coach. Katie supports founders and executives on sustaining peak performance in their business.

    Katie started her career as an engineer, working offshore, mapping the seafloor. From her time at sea, she gained the experience of managing teams under stressful circumstances and this led her towards coaching. She has coached in English, French, Spanish and German.

    For her weekly podcast ‘The Focus Bee Show’, Katie interviews leading experts in high performance. She’s passionate about leadership, performance and resilience. Katie challenges every person she works with to re-focus on what matters most. Katie works primarily with entrepreneurs & executives through one-on-one coaching and workshops on focus, leadership and performance.

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    Peak performance is overall balance while pursuing excellence (striving and thriving) Balance is adjusting areas that you’ve underprioritized Self-leadership requires doing your identity work and creating healthier habits The ego challenge to making identity shifts The importance of identifying and acknowledging the “wins” of the behaviors you want to change Our subconscious defaults to certainty and comfort zone unless we’re aware and willing to shift Ways that not “knowing” what to do is a form of resistance to change and pursuing what you desire Ways we get stuck in the doing Naming your internal saboteurs as a strategy to be more aware of them and avoid them Not enough is the foundation for all internal saboteurs The role of emotions in personal change and transformation We hesitate to acknowledge the truth of choices because then we can’t blame or be the victim (blame doesn’t exist) Strategies for inviting others to take responsibility and change themselves (versus demanding that they take responsibility and change) The critical role of why and purpose in change (including taking the focus off themselves and onto others) The vital role of energy in leadership and performance Paying attention to the energy of your space Beware energy thieves including unfinished tasks Beware the words you use to enhance or diminish your energy The “busy excuse” is an excuse for not making something a priority Alignment of values, priorities and actions is essential The reality of conflicts between long term vision and short-term gains (dopamine hits) Regularly assess your time allocation based upon priorities Important role of focus in managing energy and time, and a lens through which we choose to see things through Strategies for enhancing their focus Clarity is essential for peak performance and achieving your goals and objectivesResources: Katie Stoddart The Focus Bee website Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Book by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly Cardivera
  • Are you struggling to lose weight and improve your physical health? Are you falling victim to the “I don’t have time” excuse for not exercising? Are you looking for practical ways to achieve your health and weight loss goals?

    Our special guest Gav Gillibrand will answer these and other questions about exercise, weight loss and your physical health.

    Gav Gillibrand is a fitness and nutrition expert who specializes in helping busy men and women lose 20 pounds or more in 12 weeks or less without cutting out carbs and other fun stuff from their lives. From a TV appearance on “Blind Date” in 1993 to a distinguished career as a male revue artist (aka a male stripper) traveling all over the UK and Europe, Gav went on to become one of the UK’s most successful online health & fitness coaches having helped hundreds of clients in the last 15 years to health & weight loss success.

    His techniques have helped people lose body fat with ease, increase their energy, improve their health, and give them the weight loss goals that they have always wanted. Finally, Gav’s unique take on fat loss has led to him building a community of 33,000+ followers on LinkedIn where he inspires them each day with content that is fun, informative, and unique.

    Gav is the author of The GHG Method: A No “Bullshit” Approach to Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mind Set & Radically Changing Your Life.

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    The journey from global male stripper to health and exercise guru What you need to know about exercise and carbs myths Weight loss is all about the math (calorie deficits) Understanding your obstacles to weight loss and improved physical health Key mindset shifts to achieve your weight loss, exercise and physical health goals The critical role that your friend and relationships play in achieving (or not achieving) your weight loss and health goals The psychological aspects of losing weight and improving your health The importance of attaching emotion to your health and weight goals The challenge of portion size differences in the United States Overcoming the mental barriers of weight loss and physical health The vital role of sleep for your overall health including weight loss Why We Sleep book Losing weight is not a magic bullet (the answer is to control your calories and move your body 3 or 4 times a week) When choosing exercise do something you like (you can exercise and lose weight your way) Understanding N.E.A.T. (non-exercise activity thermogenesis) and its role in weight loss Ways to ignore the outside voices of “expertise” on what you “should” do Ignore the noise about weight loss and exerciseResources: Gav Gillibrand Gav Gillibrand Website The GHG Method: A No “Bullshit” Approach to Losing Body Fat, Upgrading Your Mind Set & Radically Changing Your Life book The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you often focused on doing in your leadership? Have you ever felt stuck in your business or career journey? Are you looking for tools to enhance your leadership effectiveness and impact? Do you want to learn to be more resourceful as a leader?

    Our special guest Noa Ronen is back to answer these and other questions about leadership, change management and Being the leader you desire to BE.

    Noa Ronen is a speaker, certified executive coach, author, disruptor, and coffee lover with more than 20 years of experience in change management, human resources, project management, and coaching.

    Noa encourages founders, executives, social leaders and their teams to challenge the norms so they can create the change they desire. As part of her want to do things differently she founded the Walking Mastermind™ a unique networking system for leaders that allows people and communities to network outdoors.

    Noa’s personal relocation experience from Israel to the United States resulted in a refreshing view of the world that invites you to hold a new mindset of what she calls BEyond leadership where you hold your leadership BEyond yourself, your vision and values to engage and grow others to BE their best selves.

    Noa’s the author of the book BEyond: Leadership from AwareLess to AwareNess: Dare to BE the Leader You Can Be.

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    What is BEyond leadership You can BE anything (even if you can’t do everything) The fears we have of Being Understanding the BEing of the system especially with your team The importance of having conversations with your people in order to understand them The risks of only doing in leadership (and failing to be) The critical role of why and purpose in achieving your objectives Getting honest about what’s important and not important Courage is moving ahead even when you feel uncertain and even weak Redefining courage The importance of learning the systems inside your team and organization that don’t align with your values Learn about a change formula: D (doing) x BE3 (emotions, expectations, energy) Leaders lean back rather than lean inResources: Noa Ronen Noa Ronen Website BEyond: Leadership from AwareLess to AwareNess: Dare to BE the Leader You Can Be Book The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you often focused on doing in your leadership? Have you ever felt stuck in your business or career journey? Are you looking for tools to enhance your leadership effectiveness and impact? Do you want to learn to be more resourceful as a leader?

    Our special guest Noa Ronen answers these and other questions about leadership, change management and Being the leader you desire to BE.

    Noa Ronen is a speaker, certified executive coach, author, disruptor, and coffee lover with more than 20 years of experience in change management, human resources, project management, and coaching.

    Noa encourages founders, executives, social leaders and their teams to challenge the norms so they can create the change they desire. As part of her want to do things differently she founded the Walking Mastermind™ a unique networking system for leaders that allows people and communities to network outdoors.

    Noa’s personal relocation experience from Israel to the United States resulted in a refreshing view of the world that invites you to hold a new mindset of what she calls BEyond leadership where you hold your leadership BEyond yourself, your vision and values to engage and grow others to BE their best selves.

    Noa’s the author of the book BEyond: Leadership from AwareLess to AwareNess: Dare to BE the Leader You Can Be.

    The Leadership Junkies Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera.com.

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    Understanding the key leadership blind spots and roadblocks Strategies for navigating transition points in life and business What it means to move from awareless, to awaremess, to awareness The critical role of Being when it comes to leadership The challenges of navigating change and challenges on your own (and limiting yourself to your own thoughts) The many challenges of being instead of doing Ways we’re all taught to focus on doing for success, acceptance and worthiness The importance of having a resourceful mindset The critical need to understand your tendencies and their impact What it means to allow your being energy and your doing energy to complete with each other (not complete with each other) Awareness of your thoughts (especially those that don’t serve you) allows you to shift and pivot your thoughts The importance of making time for reflection (and being) The fears we have of being (versus doing) Being often feels uncomfortable so we resist it Understanding the role of surrender on the journey from awareless, to awaremess, to awarenessResources: Noa Ronen Noa Ronen Website BEyond: Leadership from AwareLess to AwareNess: Dare to BE the Leader You Can Be Book The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you looking for ways to enhance your people leadership mindsets and tools? Do you want strategies to enhance your people culture and leadership impact? Are you ready to lead and manage differently to meet the leadership needs of today?

    Our special guest Denise Cooper answers these and other questions about leadership, tools for HR leaders, and strategies for creating cultures of psychological safety and belonging.

    Denise Cooper, MBA, is a Certified Conversational Intelligence Trainer with 25 + years as a human resources leader who brings a practical approach to improving both soft and hard leadership skills. According to Denise, The majority of corporate “transformations” fail to meet their objectives. We know it is usually not because of a flawed business strategy, but due to poor people management or approaches that have not changed, despite the very different business model evolution. Better leaders and managers simply hit or exceed their goals more reliably. Denise’s also the author of Remarkable Leadership Lessons.

    As an accomplished HR executive turned owner of a boutique leadership and coach to human resource professionals, her work is focused on advising executives and HR professionals on how to create a responsive people strategy that creates a more motivated and talented workforce than your competition. Denise is a business coach for people who hate people issues but love getting things done.

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    The difference between having a great strategy and implementing that strategy (all people issues) The myth and fundamental failing of our leadership thinking What we’re missing in assessing leaders and their leadership The need for change in HR and leadership The struggles of creating workplaces where people feel like they belong The bell curve truth of mediocre leaders and managers The importance of value in the culture and leadership conversation People have a core desire to be seen, heard and relevant If you can’t see a way, then what you see is in the way People need to learn to be adaptable but few of us are being taught adaptability The importance of allowing your people to bring their full selves to work What are you attached to as a leader and manager? Leadership is like learning to ride – eventually you have to actually ride the bike and you actually have to lead (and learn to recover when you fail or fall) Understanding the boundaries in allowing measured risk The role and importance of psychological safety in the workplace Compassion is understanding empathy and still hold people accountable The power of asking who’s the best people developer versus asking who’s the best performer What is the true meaning of being an alpha leaderResources: Denise Cooper Remarkable Leadership Website Remarkable Leadership Master Class Remarkable Leadership Lessons Book The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Are you ready to be more brave in your life and leadership? Are you ready to face your fears and lead with greater purpose, alignment and intentionality? Do you want tool to enhance your bravery in leadership?

    Our special guest Nicole Bianchi answers these and other questions about overcoming resistance, bravery and leadership … and what it means to lead as your bravest self.

    Nicole Bianchi is a founding partner at Bravium HD, where she’s a professional speaker, facilitator and ICF executive coach leading leadership, team alignment and culture-building workshops. Before Bravium, she was a human resources and organizational development executive, leading transformation within Conagra Brands and Markel Insurance.  She is the author of “Small Brave Moves” by New Degree Press in April, 2021.

    Her passion? Inspiring Bravery. Her focus? Enabling leaders to stretch into their bravest selves. She decided to write this book when she saw the common missing element in leaders was bravery, everyday bravery. Immediately she thought, how can I help?

    Giving back to her community is important; Nicole and her family have partnered to bring the Butterfly Effect Movement, a national movement to Papillion, NE. The Social Butterfly Installations are an art project mural designed to promote positive community change.

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    Understanding the concept of bravership and the power of this daily question, “What’s the bravest thing I did today?” What it means to stand up for who you are, and the purpose and values you bring to the table The reality that we’re discouraging from being brave inside and organization and rewarded for it outside an organization Understanding the fears that hold you back in your leadership The truth that bravery often comes in small steps The three most common fears: 1. Fear of loss; 2. Fear of change; and 3. Fear of not getting it right Did you know that 62% of people prefer the status quo The power of giving yourself permission to experiment The impact of asking yourself what’s the worst thing that could happen The importance of transparency and vulnerability in leadership The importance of bringing your authentic self to your leadership Have you done your deep work on your own values and self Experiential exploration of intentionality Key differences between high performance and impactful leadership Ways your resistance is an obstacle to change What it means to make small brave moves in leadership and life Key questions to ask yourself regarding your fears Don’t trust your first answers to the difficult questions to yourself Understanding the role of resistance in change efforts Better and differently understanding your fears Reframing braveryResources: Nicole Bianchi Bravium HD Website Small Brave Moves Book The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera
  • Listen as Jeff Nischwitz and Craig Mathews explore the concept of tolerance.

    No, not the idea of being more tolerant of people and differences, but the many ways that we tolerate things and people to the detriment of our businesses, teams, outcomes, relationships and life experiences.

    Jeff and Craig will explore the many layers of this life truth:

    “Your leadership, culture and impact is not defined by what you preach, but by what and who you tolerate.”

    Listen in as Jeff and Craig share many examples of the ways that tolerance limits our outcomes and bring more awareness to the depth and range of the impacts of our tolerance.

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    Differentiating tolerance of differences from tolerance of behaviors The truth that your tolerance factor is the key element in the ways that people experience your values and priorities We not only tolerate behavior, situations and people, but we also tolerate things within ourselves (self-tolerance) The many faces of excuses (“reasons”) we use to justify our tolerances The relationship between empathy and reducing tolerance Real business examples of tolerance and its impact Every day relationship examples of tolerance and its impact The may whys of our tolerances The importance of getting clear on what and who you’re tolerating The reality of tolerance blind spots The Tolerance Assessment process and its role in helping you to make more conscious tolerance decisions A power question to use in communicating with people who are benefitting from tolerance (e.g. “Do you think it’s fair that ….?”)Resources: The Leadership Junkies Podcast Cardivera