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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features a mix of interviews and solo shows. My hope is that insights from me and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you. Interviews are with talented people from different fields. We explore how they built strong networks and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders. I identify a key take-away from each interview, something you can put into action that week that you’ll benefit from for years to come. In the show notes I provide resources to help you get started. Solo shows are shorter episodes where I share practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Today’s guest is considered one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world, having worked with hundreds of companies in 14 countries and six different languages.

Her leadership program is designed to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their own lives, their companies, and the world. She has over thirty years experience in coaching top executives and her leadership continues to help people break new ground and produce exceptional results.

Some of her recent accolades include being designated by Inc. Magazine as a Top-50 Leadership and Management expert, and one of the top 100 Greatest Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference. She is also the author of “The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness” – a national bestseller.

Please join me in welcoming Lolly Daskal.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership means knowing who you are. To lead outwardly, you first have to lead within.”
  • her beliefs about how leadership ebbs and flows and how being a good leader means knowing when to lead and when to follow.
  • how she feels about her work and the beauty of learning more about herself while helping others.
  • how she overcame gender and market obstacles by spreading her message in another country.
  • her methods for self-care while also being present for her clients, family, and friends.
  • how her curiosity and constant thirst for learning more has helped her with personal growth and with being the best leader she can be.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 87

Mar 19, 2018

Today’s guest believes that it is a myth that leadership skills cannot be learned. He knows that most leaders have learned through the school of hard knocks, good training, years of hard work, effective coaching, and from great mentors.

He hosts the Coaching for Leaders podcast, one of the top-rated career podcasts on iTunes, with over 150,000 downloads a month.

He founded Coaching for Leaders Academy, a year-long leadership development cohort for managers, executives, and business owners to develop their leadership excellence — and empower each other through global relationship building.

As a Dale Carnegie instructor, he has led training programs for top organizations, including The United States Air Force, the Boeing Company, and the Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Please join me in welcoming Dave Stachowiak.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is not a position and it is not a title. Leadership is finding the way that you as a leader can influence the world.”
  • how he learned that leadership is a learned skill by teaching himself to be a leader.
  • his system for managing the work-life balance that comes with being an entrepreneur.
  • how he uses his belief in quality vs. quantity to create deeper relationships within his network.
  • why he is comfortable having people with significantly different viewpoints on his podcast because he believes that he has something to learn from everyone.
  • how he prepares for his podcast guests to be the best interviewer he can be.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 86

Mar 12, 2018

Today’s guest has figured out how to BE the change she wants to be and now she works with organizations to do the same.

She is the founder of Good Enough Now, where she combines her experience as a stand up comic and her fifteen plus years of experience leading diversity trainings. She help groups move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together.

She is the author of “Good Enough Now: How Doing the Best We Can With What We Have is Better Than Doing Nothing.” Her book is an innovative and practical guide to ridding yourself of self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs, and habitual excuses.

Referred to as the “Margaret Cho” of Diversity Trainers, she blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change.

Please join me in welcoming Jessica Pettitt.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “a great leader understands the space they are in and how to serve those they are around. It isn’t about people who are in front of or behind you, just those who are around you.”
  • how growing up in a family of storytellers and educators has formed her into the successful person she is today.
  • how she has always been a connector by recognizing which people are on the outside, or what concepts are being skirted around, and pulling those people and ideas into the fold.
  • how even through hosting a housewarming party she was able to create a space where her extended community made valuable connections with each other.
  • her thoughts on the difference between direct and subliminal networking, and why subliminal messaging is crucial.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 85

Mar 5, 2018

Today’s guest is known for his business acumen and ability to resolve complex human relations issues. He understands the importance of dynamic leadership and devotes his time to teaching those skills to others.

Author of “Raise Your Visibility & Value: Uncover the Lost Art of Connecting on the Job,” he has worked with many top brands like Johnson & Johnson, Keurig, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to help their leaders bring strategic plans to life.

He is the founder and president at Excellius Leadership Development, an organization focused on coaching mid-to senior-level leaders and their teams. With extensive experience in innovative leadership and management, he possesses the ability to build awareness, create action, and deliver results.

Please join me in welcoming Ed Evarts.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “A great leader is someone who, whether you like them or not, or agree with them or not, is
  • someone you can trust and believe is accurate.”
  • how he uses the Boston marathon as an analogy for great leadership.
  • how his work as a leadership coach led him to train peer leaders to be successful.
  • how being laid off catapulted him to his successful coaching business.
  • his ways of engaging with the people in his network.
  • his belief around being available for people as much as possible.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 84

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