This month, I came on the Porch solo to talk about my experience as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community.
There were several reasons we held a special Porch session:
If you are looking for ways to support your LGBTQIA+ colleagues, here are some starting points:
Know that your words and actions matter. Teens are at risk and are watching the way we speak and act around LGBTQIA+ issues. There is plenty of research available but two important sites I'd like to highlight:
If there was ever a Porch to attend LIVE, this is it. We are bringing top-rated author and thought leader, Mark C. Crowley to the Porch to talk to us about the Future of Leadership.
As a generational researcher, I can tell you, there is a monumental shift happening right now. Traditional Leadership Models are Archaic. They tip in favor of the leader, they use fear to keep people in line, and they are inhumane.
This shift in leadership is crystal clear and is freaking out seasoned leaders.
How do you lead folks when they are looking for something deeper than a paycheck? They want fulfillment, they want meaning in their work, and they want to belong.
Are we all going back to school to become therapists and philosophers? No. But we will need to learn how to Lead from the Heart.
Are you brave enough to lead this way?
Join us. Bring your team. Bring your book club. Bring your significant other.
This will be a transformational conversation.
We had Alison Martin, Founder, and Managing Director of Engage Mentoring on The Porch. She joined us to talk about the serious need for mentorships in all sizes and types of organizations. Did you know that by 2030 boomers will have reached retirement age? That means companies need to start thinking about the transfer of knowledge of their senior leaders NOW to ensure future success. Mentoring isn’t a “nice to have” it’s a highly strategic "need to have", and Alison shared quite a few reasons why:
We had Kristin Fuller on The Porch to talk about taking a sabbatical. No, not a yearlong vacation in Europe (although, that could work for some!) For Kristin, it was a set-aside time full of rest, learning, and quieting the noise of life to recover parts of herself.
Here are some tips she gave us on creating a sabbatical for yourself:
I am so excited to bring my coach, Ann Betz, back on The Porch to talk about identifying and dealing with toxic behaviors.
Do you find yourself wondering:
Is it me? Am I the problem?
Why do I feel tense when I have to talk to this person?
Am I being too sensitive?
Are we just wired differently?
Ann is going to teach us how to SPOT toxic behaviors (and not doubt ourselves) and how to hold onto our personal power when we are in a toxic scenario.
Ann is an international expert on the intersection of neuroscience, coaching, and human transformation. We love having her on The Porch to challenge our thinking, present new ideas, and help us grow to be better leaders and people.
When: Tuesday, January 10th at 4pm ET
We had Lindsay Mitrosilis on The Porch to talk about LinkedIn as a strategy for recruiting and retaining top talent.
Big picture takeaways:
Katie provides leadership and culture transformation by helping leaders create inclusive cultures, building emotional intelligence, and working through their assumptions and biases so they can actually connect with and get the MOST out of their teams.
I’m going to be asking her questions we wrestle with as leaders:
What steps can leaders take to make their team members feel more included and recognized at the workplace?
June is PRIDE month and we are talking with Dr. Kristie Overstreet, a certified sex therapist, psychotherapist, author, speaker, and podcast host. She is also the creator of The Transgender Healthcare Dignity Model. She will be talking about how to create an environment of dignity and respect for all in healthcare and in the workplace.
We had Megan Reilly on The Porch to talk about the journey to success, personal growth, and what it means to raise kids on their own path. There were several takeaways:
This month, we are borrowing courage from April Shprintz. When you meet her, you'll know why she is described as a force of nature. She brings an infectious energy to both life and work, inspiring companies, CEOs, and leaders. April’s career has spanned the Air Force, corporate America, and her own firm—Driven Outcomes—where she works with companies globally. Her work has helped generate over $1 billion in additional revenue using the principles she created known as The Generosity Culture®. When April is not teaching companies how to “pour into” their people, their clients, and their community, she invests her time with various nonprofits helping children, veterans, and those experiencing homelessness.
Her book "Magic Blue Rocks: The Secret to Doing Anything" tells her story of overcoming insurmountable odds and the importance of our mindset - ESPECIALLY in difficult times.
I can't wait for you to meet her and hear more about how The Generosity Culture applies to our businesses and organizations today. We'll also be talking about the importance of mindset and dreaming BIGGER than you can imagine.
Don't miss this shot of courage as we meet with April on The Porch!
When: March 15th at 4pm ET