Is it professional to want to bring your soul to work?
The first time I saw Ryan McCarty speak, we were both presenting at an employee engagement conference. I sat and listened to him and could tell that he understood that it wasn’t enough to just make a paycheck, but employees want to make a measurable difference in the community around them.
I can’t wait for you to meet him – he is a force for good and truly believes we live in an era where it’s possible to bring your soul to work.
Not thrilled about returning to the office in the coming weeks? You aren't alone. I want to give you some time with my new friend, Galen Emanuele. He's a messenger of emotional intelligence and healthy team culture, and he’s the perfect guest to come on The Porch as we all navigate our return to the office.
I’m excited to compare notes with him and have you in on the conversation. I’ll be asking him his advice for companies that are trying to build a healthy and productive culture and also the barriers he sees that make it hard to get culture right. I’m going to ask him for his take on how leaders can retain talent right now in our current messy return to the office situation.
He’s worked with brands you’d recognize: Microsoft, Marriott International, even NASA. I know he’ll have some wisdom and inspiration for us.
The first time I saw Tiffany Sauder speak, she ran up on stage in her bomber jacket and t-shirt and owned the place. Everyone loved her. Including me. Not because she was perfect and wanted to appear flawless but because she was human and true to herself. She’s coming to the Porch and she has a gift for us: her new podcast called Scared Confident.
We’ll be talking about what she’s learning about confidence and more specifically, how we EARN it. I wish there was a fairy godmother that could wave her wand and give us all the confidence we need to realize our dreams, but we all know that confidence is earned wiggle by uncomfortable wiggle.
As the CEO of Element Three, one of the fastest growing marketing consultancies in the Midwest, Tiffany has transformed a small agency from a mom-and-pop shop into a six-time Inc. 5000 company. With over 15 years of leading the company through ups and downs, Tiffany’s story is one of growth. And it’s fueled her ability to connect with and inspire everyone from entrepreneurs and business owners to executives and individual contributors.
What a year to be a CHIEF HEART OFFICER
We are bringing Claude Silver back!
It’s been a year of working in our sweatpants and living in social isolation from our colleagues.
Where do we go from here? How will we take care of each other as professionals, teammates, and most importantly, humans?
Here’s what I’ll be asking her:
Let’s talk to the person in charge of 750 hearts at the global brand Vaynermedia.
PS – if you’re a GaryV fan, this is his right hand human!
Do we spend our lives trying to fix and convince others or are we on a mission to find out what’s RIGHT with the people in our life?
Brian’s books and TedX talk (seen over 2.3 million times) all point to the importance of asking QUESTIONS that validate the people we work and live with.
We’ll be talking about his life as a consultant and speaker and what he’s learned about confidence, courage and vulnerability. I’ll be asking him about powerful brain tools and what it means to have people strength.
If you’re ready for a refresh course on how we want to interact with others this year, this is your chance.
Brian is the author of a book titled “Experts of Our Potential” that outlines, in story form, how creating value and certainty in a post industrial economy has changed and what we need to do as individuals to thrive in this new reality. In line with this message, Brian was invited to deliver a Tedx talk entitled “What a Fifteen Year Old Meth Addict Taught Me About Leadership” which received over half a million views in the first couple months of being uploaded to Youtube.
As a speaker and consultant, Brian has spent a great deal of time delivering in environments that have historically been a challenge for communicating the importance of “soft skills.” From nuclear engineers, to Oil and Gas chemist’s, from coal miners, to data analysts in tech companies, Brian enjoys making somewhat intangible subject matter more tangible, logical and inspiring for all audiences.
Big news today: I’m bringing our first medical doctor on to my live interview series, The Porch.
I know what you’re probably thinking… “Lindsay, I’ve heard enough about COVID already. What’s this doctor going to say that I didn’t already know?”
Not to worry. We’re not talking about COVID at all.
We’ll be talking about COMPASSION. (Bet you didn’t see that one coming, right?!)
I'm thrilled to welcome Dr. David Rakel to The Porch to talk about Compassion in the Workplace. He’s the author of The Compassionate Connection, where he outlines the research behind compassion and healing in doctor-patient relationships.
This book turned treating people compassionately from a ‘nice to have’ to a ‘critical’ status. And you’ll find out why when you join us!
We’ll be talking about the role of compassion in healing, and how this translates into the workplace. The way we treat our teammates deeply impacts outcomes.
We’ll also cover practical ways to make a compassionate connection:
Dr. David Rakel was founder and director of the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine program. He is now professor and chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
Here’s what 2020 taught me. Relationships are a non-negotiable. Connection is not a luxury that only some company cultures are good at. We are social, emotional beings. We need each other and we need our emotions engaged to do good work. We are all looking for leaders who will acknowledge this very human part of us, understand our perspective, and lead us with whole life understanding.
To help you find your groove early in 2021, I’m bringing back a favorite guest to kick off the new year on The Porch. We are mixing science and art on this one with one of my favorite neuroscience researchers and poet, Ann Betz. We’ll be talking about why having heart-centered orgs and a person who holds that space (people with titles like Chief People Officer, Heart Officer, Culture Coach) make sense for both the brains and the hearts of the people on your team.
Ann Betz, CPCC, PCC, CNTC, is the co-founder of BEabove Leadership and an international speaker and trainer on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching and human transformation. Ann served as the neuroscience consultant to The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) for many years, and provides neuroscience, leadership and coaching consulting to many other corporations and non-profits.
I’m sitting in an audience of 200 other public speakers waiting to hear from Broadway playwright and performer, Bo Eason. He is brilliant. When he’s on stage I ignore my cell phone entirely (which says a lot coming from a millennial).
He walks on stage, puts his arm around Joan Rosenberg and says “if you want to be an incredible public speaker, you need therapy. You need a therapist on your team to help you process the pressure and the ego it takes to do this for the long haul. You are here to GIVE to the audience, not take. You don’t need the audience to give psychologically and emotionally to you. You need to give to THEM. Get a therapist to take care of yourself so you can truly take care of others.”
Ever since that moment, nearly five years ago, I’ve been grateful for my weekly appointment with my therapist. It has become an anchor for my week and how I show up for the people in my life. I am so grateful for this unexpected (and strange) advice from Bo!
And as a little holiday gift from me to you, I figured it was about time I introduced you to Joan. She’s not my therapist, but she’s the therapist to a who’s who list of celebrities and someone I have deeply admired for a long time.
Joan Rosenberg, PhD, is the creator of Emotional Mastery and a highly regarded expert psychologist. Her two books, Ease Your Anxiety and 90 Seconds to a Life You Love: How to Master Your Difficult Feelings to Cultivate Lasting Confidence, Resilience, and Authenticity have been pivotal resources for me in my life.
Join me on The Porch as I talk with Joan about how we can all work through difficult feelings that may be circling as 2020 comes to a close.
I can't wait for you to meet my next guest on The Porch, Robb Holman. He's an internationally recognized leadership expert, executive coach, keynote speaker, podcast co-host, and best-selling author. He has a heart for authentic relationships and a true talent for equipping people with the skills and the knowledge necessary for their success.
In his most recent book, All In - he outlines his counterintuitive approach to leadership. He says:
"So much in leadership comes down to how you build trust, but organizations are often obsessed with numbers. They care about how much is built, but not how it is built. Imagine if leaders would channel that energy in a different way? A way that focuses on "the one" rather than the crowds."
Hmmm.... As you can imagine, this will be a refreshing look and a lively conversation. Want to join us?
Join me as I chat with Adam Weber, Chief People Officer of Emplify. We will be discussing employee engagement, culture, and team development – because in the year of COVID, these topics seem more important than ever (right?!). You’ll love hearing about how Emplify takes a data driven approach to understanding employee engagement, and I can promise you we’ll be talking about how that data helps us work with different generations on our work teams (and in the rest of our life too).