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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: June, 2018
Jun 25, 2018

Today’s guest was named one of the Top 100 Speakers for 2018 by Inc. Magazine and was selected by Marshall Goldsmith to be in his 100 Coaches project.

She is an executive coach who helps senior executives and high potential leaders create permanent positive shifts in their leadership impact and the results they achieve, and also works with founders and CEOs to help them lead for scale.

She is a member of the Cornell Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, and is on the faculty of the “Runway” program, an accelerator which helps post-docs commercialize their research and build companies. She is an angel investor in and advisor to a number of start-ups in the US and developing countries.

Please join me in welcoming Alisa Cohn.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “a leader is someone who can induce others to follow them.”
  • how she remembers her leadership skills being apparent when planning for a play in fifth grade.
  • how her work today is satisfying, and what her favorite part of her career is.
  • how analysis paralysis affects her and what she does to overcome it.
  • the morning routine she adapted that has changed her life.
  • her mindfulness in connecting with others and embracing a diverse network.

 

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 101

Jun 18, 2018

Today’s guest is one of the world’s leading experts on business networking. He was called the Father of Modern Networking by CNN and one of the Top Networking Experts by Forbes.

He is a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations around the world and has written 22 books about various topics like networking, marketing, and achieving success in business and life. He has been named Humanitarian of the Year by the Red Cross and was recently the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award.

Currently, he is the Founder and Chief Visionary of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization, which was founded in 1985 and now has 8,350 chapters in 71 countries.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Ivan Misner.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “When one person is willing to follow you, you are a leader. A leader’s role is really about encouraging people to achieve goals.”
  • his Emotionally Charged Connection and how it defined his course and influences so much of what he does in business.
  • how seeing the light bulb click on for the audience he is speaking to is one of his favorite things about the work he does.
  • his thoughts on social media, connection with others, and the harmful effects of benign neglect.
  • his belief that diversity is the key to building a powerful personal network.
  • what he means when he says “entrepreneurs are either working in the flame or in the wax”, and what his flames are.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 100

Jun 11, 2018

Today’s guest says she is part “idea whisperer,” part message strategist, and part presentation coach. What she does is help people and organizations like Verizon, State Street Bank, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, and Disney find their ideas and communicate the power in them.

Previously, she was the Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge, one of the largest and oldest locally organized “TED Talk” events in the world. She has also worked in agencies and nonprofits, heading up brand, marketing, and fundraising communication strategy.

With over 20 years in marketing, 13 years as a Weight Watcher leader (where she learned everything she knows about people, speaking, and change), and 4 years at TEDxCambridge, she developed a simple structure for understanding, talking about, and creating lasting change.

Her experience makes her an in-demand consultant for people and businesses who want to find the ideas that will move people to action.

Please join me in welcoming Tamsen Webster.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “The best leaders I’ve known are people who create the conditions in which you want to follow them.”
  • her thoughts on what makes a great leader: “The best leaders I’ve ever worked with are people who are willing to hear a perspective that is not their own and allow it to inform the decision, even if it doesn’t necessarily change it.”
  • how she finds her current work rewarding because she gets the pleasure of seeing people when the path opens up between what they know is a big idea and the process they need to do to make it happen.
  • her view on being a respected leader by leading with integrity and making the right choice, even if it isn’t the most popular.
  • her process for giving back to the givers in the world.
  • the Red Thread Concept she created: “I think most of us would agree that we can’t change what people do until we change how they see. And yet there’s this invisible connection between how we see and what we do. The red thread is what I call that invisible connection. The process I developed with working with people is a method by which you can surface what those steps of connection are so you can better explain them to other people so you can help change what they see and then what they do.”

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 99

Jun 4, 2018

Today’s guest is a bestselling author, CEO, coach, consultant, speaker, podcaster, and nonprofit leader with over 25 years of experience in the business and nonprofit management world.

She used her experiences from world-class international organizations to help her serve the entrepreneurial community as CEO of the Ketchum Innovation Center, and to help with her online coaching that focuses on strategy, productivity, and personal growth.

Her current entrepreneurial project is a platform for online education, training, resources, and podcasts, called MakeEverythingFun.com.

She is also working on her seventh book, and has received ten awards for the six books she’s written, which span nonfiction, self-help, and children’s books.

Please join me in welcoming Kathryn Kemp Guylay.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “The best kind of leadership we can provide is by being inspirational and leading by example.”
  • how the birth of her daughter was a significant milestone on her leadership journey.
  • how she has learned to find the fun in everything she does, in order to avoid entrepreneur burnout.
  • two specific moments as a working mom when she realized she needed to make a change to balance differently.
  • her process for networking, including reaching out to people she meets and also allowing extra time for connecting with people after attending conferences.
  • how one of her biggest roles as CEO involves constantly looking for ways to connect people to one another.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 98

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