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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: August, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

Today’s guest imagines a world in which all organizations have cultures that empower people to keep climbing, every day, toward the best version of themselves.

Being the young leader of Student Maid, a successful cleaning company that hires students, has helped her foster a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture, and engaging the next generation. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical, ready-made tools that inspire people to take action and her energetic and insightful keynotes and workshops work to unleash the potential in others that exceed their wildest expectations.

She works to challenge the millennial status quo and has learned what it takes to create a work environment that brings out the best in people of all ages.

Author of Permission to Screw Up, she tells the stories of her biggest leadership mistakes in hopes of inspiring other leaders to share their perfectly imperfect stories of success. She believes sharing openly empowers people with the knowledge that even if they screw up, they can still make it.

Please join me in welcoming Kristen Hadeed.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is about helping people realize their potential and helping them see it, sometimes even before they recognize it in themselves.”
  • how a big leadership fail fostered her decision and desire to be a great leader, and where she has gone since then.
  • how her parents were paramount in helping her and her sister foster creativity and curiosity.
  • the journey she took in starting her student cleaning business and turning it into an impactful culture.
  • her thoughts on fostering connection, and how she met Simon Sinek, and the role he has played in her career.
  • her methods for networking and maintaining relationships.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 110

Aug 20, 2018

Today’s guest believes that everyone should have access to equal opportunities and wants to see talented professionals succeed in their career. To achieve this, she helps organizations be more diverse and inclusive so that everyone’s talents are utilized and valued.

She is an author, keynote speaker, and organizational consultant. She also serves as a business school adjunct professor teaching courses about Women in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Diversity in Organizations, and Leadership and Ethics.

She was the 2017 Diversity & Inclusion columnist for Training Industry Magazine and is the author of “The Power of Perceptions: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide.”

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Shawn Andrews.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “I see a true leader as being someone who inspires others to follow them based on their respect for that person, or their admiration of them.”
  • how her older sister was a role model and an influence on the career paths she has taken.
  • how her journey took her away from 22 years in the corporate world, to the entrepreneurial world she has embraced since 2015.
  • her thoughts on diversity, inclusion, women, and leadership and how she developed those passions through research for her dissertation.
  • what she has learned about EQ and IQ and how EQ is a stronger determining factor of success over IQ.
  • different mindset shifts she has experienced as she left the corporate world and joined the entrepreneurial world.
  • how her networking styles changed when she left corporate, and what she does to nurture relationships now.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 109

Aug 13, 2018

Today’s guest is the entrepreneur behind 3 multi-million dollar companies, having founded and sold two of them before reaching his 35th birthday.

He is a former small business journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of “Profit First,” “The Pumpkin Plan,” and “The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur,” which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.” His books have been translated into over 10 different languages.

A popular keynote speaker, he travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate, is an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers, and business coaching.

He also created the Profit First Formula, a way for businesses large and small to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.

Please join me in welcoming Mike Michalowicz.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “leadership is about reciprocity. It is truly about the fact that we will get out of others what we put into others.”
  • how he believes everyone can be a leader and that they just need to embrace who they actually are and lean into it.
  • how humor and being the class clown grew him into the successful author he is.
  • his journey from writing a book with no sales on the launch day, to an author whose book was named the “entrepreneurs cult classic” by BusinessWeek.
  • his methods for maintaining connections with his readers and fellow authors and colleagues.
  • how he works to create diversity among people who serve his core listeners.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 108

Aug 6, 2018

Today’s guest believes that communication and connection are the foundation of everything.

She is known for her energetic, engaging, and authentic presentations and is an expert on workplace communications and relationships. She is an accomplished speaker, trainer, coach, and the author of several books including “The 11 Laws of Likability,” which has been translated into 9 languages and used by universities, Fortune 500 companies, and associations around the world.

She has appeared on TV and radio shows across the country and was named by Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015. Her next book, “The Connectors Club” will be available in March 2019.

Her mission is to help people communicate and lead with confidence, clarity, and connection.

Please join me in welcoming Michelle Tillis Lederman.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is a mindset and an approach to how you conduct yourself in your work. I believe we all have the innate skills to be a leader, it is just a matter of how we leverage them.”
  • how many people have a confidence and comfort quality about them that other people recognize as someone they can trust to be a leader.
  • her definition of the difference between networking and being a connector.
  • some of the key concepts in her upcoming book about connection.
  • her belief that “Diversity is important because it gives you a broader perspective, and easier access to people and resources.”
  • how she learned to reframe the negative “end of story” thoughts and what people can do to change the negative thoughts to affirming and powerful phrases.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 107

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