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
I’ve asked my friend Gary Danoff, Global Head of Google Workspace, to join us to talk about the big bright future of work!
I’m going to be asking him the questions we are all thinking about:
Pull up a seat and join us LIVE. I'll make time for you to ask Gary your questions, too. You're going to love him.
We had Britni on the porch to talk all about Industrial and Organizational Psychology (IO Psych). She shared with us how the psychological contract between an employer and employees has been broken. YIKES! And how people are figuring out the new contract along the way.
Here are a few takeaways that stick with me:
I have had hundreds of conversations around generations in the workforce.
You know what I find almost every time? Ageism. Beliefs about someone of different age (older OR younger) that creates negative expectations. It's heart-wrenching to see how our bias towards age breaks our psychological safety on our teams.
Next week I am bringing Ashton Applewhite on The Porch to talk about this because it's critical to understand how ageism plays into the generational conflicts at work. With almost 2,000,000 views of her Ted Talk: Let’s End Ageism, I know she has a few things she can teach us about how to treat each other as we all move towards another year older.
I’m so excited to finish out the year with this conversation. Bring your age-diverse team, send your interns and your leaders, because ageism is real, and we need to be more aware of it.
Here are some of the questions I have for Ashton:
-How come so many of us assume that aging weakens us? We think of dementia, not being sharp, losing our relevance?
-We tend to believe that we won't have much in common with someone significantly older or younger than we are. What have you learned as you’ve worked in this anti-ageism space?
-Does age play a bigger role in shaping our lives than class, gender, or race?
The truth is that we’ve been trained to be biased towards age. Let’s bring awareness to it and change the conversation so we can take better care of ourselves and our teams.