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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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May 29, 2018

Today’s guest helps corporations stop wasting enormous amounts of time and money. Too many companies are not focusing sufficiently on marketing to their existing customers and instead constantly hunt for new ones. My guest helps these large companies create long-term, sustainable, and highly profitable customer relationships.

For over a decade, he has been the trusted source for coaching and consulting to thousands of business owners, executives, and individuals looking to dramatically grow their businesses, leveraging the hidden assets they already have in place.

He put these concepts down on paper in his first book, Evergreen: Cultivate The Enduring Customer Loyalty That Keeps Your Business Thriving. He followed up this best-seller with two more books: The Customer Loyalty Loop and Dealing with Difficult Customers.

Please join me in welcoming Noah Fleming.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “For me, being a leader means being a solid and well-rounded example to others. I try to lead in ways that will have a positive impact on the people around me.”
  • how his father urged him and his brother to “write your own paycheck.”
  • his appreciation for his work/life integration because of the flexibility of his career.
  • how he sets himself up for success by making investments in his personal development each year that hold him accountable and help him grow.
  • his methods for connecting with existing clients, intentionally and authentically.
  • how the concept of sonder has made an impact on how he views and connects with the people around him.

sonder n. The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own — populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness — an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 97

May 22, 2018

Today’s guest is a lifelong entrepreneur and corporate crusader. As a business strategist and expert in Organizational Psychology, she knows that the path to success involves a lot of ups and downs, a lot of hard work, and a LOT of strategy.

She is a go-to coach for high-performance leaders who want to find the MORE they have been looking for. Her obsession with understanding systems of success and the science of human performance, makes her a sought-after business coach who is passionate about helping ambitious people ditch the grind.

Currently, she is the CEO of The Bold Leadership Revolution, where she supports business leaders of the world by helping them find the endurance to make an impact.

Please join me in welcoming Tara Newman.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership means that you are the person who is raising your hand saying I have something to stand for, and an impact to make. I am willing to take the lead in sharing my thing with the world.”
  • what her favorite part of her career entails: seeing change within her clients and watching the ripple effect of transformation.
  • her belief that leaders are going extinct and how people whose ambition is their strength can overdo it and cause it to be their weakness.
  • how her experienced extreme adrenal fatigue, and how she healed and rose out of it.
  • her views on the difference between high achievers and high performers, and the importance of being a high performer.
  • her method for being a connector.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 96

May 21, 2018

Today’s guest spends her career generating positive and pragmatic solutions for people who are freaking out. The perfect hybrid of science and spirituality, Mary guides businesses and individuals to defeat the freak out. Her methods for maintaining a positive and empowering approach have helped to reframe her entire business and her life.

She speaks about the power of the words we choose and wrote about it in her book, “Conscious Communications: A Step-by-Step Guide to Harnessing the Power of Your Words to Change Your Mind, Your Choices, and Your Life.”

Please join me in welcoming Mary Shores.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership means always evolving, always having a finger on my pulse, and always putting my people’s need in front of myself.”
  • how she has been able to build a strong workforce by living her purpose and serving her mission.
  • how she revolutionized the debt collection industry by observing and addressing the core issue between people and their debt.
  • what her motto in life is and how it helps her stay mindful in her connections with others.
  • her thoughts on how to live your life on purpose by being grateful for your greatest skill, and thriving in that gratitude.
  • her “3 Cs” system for connecting with people at conferences and with coffee chats.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 95

May 14, 2018

Today’s guest is a Wall Street lawyer turned talk show host, social dynamics expert, and entrepreneur, whose affinity for social influence, interpersonal dynamics, and social engineering has led him to, and through, many unique situations.

He spent several years abroad, speaks five languages, and has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas. His travel took him through war zones and got him kidnapped twice. He will tell you the only reason he is alive today is because of his innate ability to talk his way into, and out of, almost any situation.

Now, after co-hosting a top 50 iTunes podcast for over a decade, achieving almost four million downloads a month during its prime, he has embarked on a new adventure: running his own podcast show, where he deconstructs the playbooks of the most successful entrepreneurs, celebrities, writers, and experts on earth to share their strategies, perspectives, and insights with his listeners.

Along with his podcast show, he is one of the best and most sought-after coaches in the world because of his business sense, extensive knowledge of the industry, and his contemporary approach to teaching.

Please join me in welcoming Jordan Harbinger.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is really just leading by example, showing up every day, making sure you eat last, being transparent and vulnerable.”
  • how his experiences led him to the place where he realized he was a leader.
  • his first leadership mentor, and how learned about earning respect and wielding power when necessary.
  • how being a foreign exchange student opened his mind and changed his life.
  • his experiences with being a podcast host when it was an entirely new medium, and how it has evolved.
  • the habits he has built into his daily routine to intentionally maintain connections with strong and weak connections.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 94

May 7, 2018

Today’s guest is a leading forecaster of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age. She is an entrepreneur, author and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. Her accomplishments include founding the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and the influencer network The Mission List.

She was also founding Political Director of BlogHer.com and has written for numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, the Wall St. Journal, and the New York Times. She has shared her expertise as a lecturer at the Yale Women’s Campaign School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and at the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum.

She is the host of the Forbes podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, which is the topic of her new book “Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You’d Rather Stay Home).”

Please join me in welcoming Morra Aarons-Mele.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “I am most proud of my leadership because I feel my role as a leader is to create a framework and a structure and a culture that empowers people to do what they know how to do, and to know I am there if they need me.”
  • why she left the corporate world and why she has never regretted it.
  • her views on entrepreneurship that are different from many others, but have helped her create a successful business in a manner that is comfortable for her.
  • how she understands her weaknesses and what she does to compensate for them.
  • her unique networking hack of reaching out to ten people each week.
  • how she has learned to stop stewing and being anxious by doing something kind for someone else.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 93

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