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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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Mar 26, 2019

Today’s guest helps innovators, idealists, and iconoclasts get “unstuck.” She helps them push past the doubt and indecision that consign great ideas to limbo.

She is a serial entrepreneur who has started and sold a successful international executive search firm, built philanthropic and political action committees from scratch, and was a White House appointee on the team which created the national service project, AmeriCorps.

She is the author of multiple books including her latest, “Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life.” Not a surprising topic for someone who describes herself as the lightweight champion of the get-the-hell-out-of-your-own-way world, a competitive rower, and professional badass.

Please join me in welcoming Laura Gassner Otting.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is looking at other people, seeing their greatness, and reflecting that back on them in a way they can see it, believe it, and do something with it.”
  • how her time in politics taught her the difference between the person on stage and the people who are leaders.
  • her belief that success doesn’t create happiness and that success and leadership look different to each person.
  • the four elements that remove limits and empower people to live their best lives.
  • her knowledge of networking and how she learned to respect other people’s agendas.
  • how she maintains relationships with people by being conscious of where she’s traveling and connecting friends from different walks in life.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 138

Mar 18, 2019

Today’s guest’s last bad day was July 11th, 2001, a day that changed his life in a significant way.

Experiencing a harrowing cycling accident was the catalyst to the seminal shift that changed his perspective, mindset, and actions. Since then, he has been helping leaders make change stick at work and in their lives.

In addition to executive coaching and speaking, he is the best-selling author of “Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows,” and the founder of a leadership academy that helps people become the wealthiest person they know, from the inside out.

Please join me in welcoming Michael O’Brien. 

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is really about knowing your purpose, trying to paint a compelling vision of the future, connecting with others, and then making it about their success.”
  • how baseball coaches shaped his views on leadership from a young age.
  • how his cycling accident changed his life and the significant mindset shifts he went through to start living his life on purpose.
  • the intention he puts into his leadership academy, and how he connects with each and every student.
  • his experience with being a minority at a conference and how that led to him becoming President of a chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 137

Mar 12, 2019

Today’s guest is uniquely gifted at drawing out what’s best in others and helping them take their brilliance to the bank.

She is a nationally recognized transformational speaker, best-selling author, Purpose to Paycheck Expert, and the Founder & CEO of Fierce Factor Lab. She has over 20 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, heads of states, celebrities, and nonprofit directors in talent and program development.

She is the creator of the FIERCE Formula and works with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of income from what they already know in order to build an empire from their expertise. Additionally, she works with corporations to assure their executives and middle managers align their purpose with their paycheck, push their internal edge, and step into the true power of their gifts and talents at work.

Please join me in welcoming Nicole Roberts Jones. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “A leader is someone who is unapologetically themselves, is transparent, and has more than one way they make money.”
  • the creative way her husband chose to nurture the light he saw in the people he worked with.
  • her defining moment when she found her fierce.
  • how starting a program for teen girls in her church turned into a non-profit and directly relates to what she does not.
  • the fierce formula she lives by and how she uses that to help people find create multiple streams of income from the skills they already have.
  • her tricks for battling nervousness and being shy before speaking.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 136

Mar 5, 2019

Today’s guest helps global leaders enhance their ability to adapt, contribute, collaborate, and grow.

A former Financial Times executive, she started out her career working on strategy as a management consultant and as an assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger at Kissinger Associates in New York.

She is an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School Executive MBA Global Asia and the author of “Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration.”

After a diverse global business career spanning over two decades and four continents, her priority now is to help others re-imagine a productive, profitable and exciting future of work for themselves and their companies via teaching, writing and consulting.

Please join me in welcoming Diana Wu David. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is  about stepping up and helping people unlock their potential and accelerate their dreams.”
  • how her leadership journey started when she became a hall director in college.
  • her desire for identifying people’s special talents and helping unleash them for the good of the company.
  • how most of her amazing positions have been the result of a productive accident.
  • how storytelling and active listening have helped her grow in each business endeavor.
  • her method for networking that involves connecting with others who share similar values and interests.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 135

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