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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Aug 26, 2019

Today’s guest is helping humanity prepare for an increasingly tech-driven future by helping businesses make better human experiences.

With over twenty years of experience helping some of the world’s leading companies innovate, launch, grow, and matter to the people they serve, she is a consultant NS keynote speaker.

She speaks on how data and emerging technologies are shaping the future of human experiences and has written several books, her most recent was “Tech Humanist: How You Can Make Technology Better for Business and Better for Humans.”

Among her prior roles, she was one of the first 100 employees at Netflix and she led one of the first digital strategy and analytics agencies.

Please join me in welcoming Kate O’Neill.

 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is doing what’s needed and fulfilling the obligation of the moment. It’s knowing there is a responsibility that needs to be taken or a direction that needs to be set and then just doing it.”
  • how her love of business and networking started early when she helped her mom at Chamber of Commerce events.
  • how her love of programming and her love of writing were apparent from a very young age. She won a programming contest and a writing contest in first grade.
  • her thoughts on failure and the purpose it serves.
  • a reframe she offers on what most people would deem an overuse of technology.
  • her love of augmented reality, serendipity, and meaning and how it all intersects.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 160

Aug 19, 2019

Today’s guest has been called the best-connected Silicon Valley figure you’ve never heard of.

She is a veteran editor, curator, content strategist, and connector of people and ideas. Her passion for all forms of communication has carried her for over thirty years in the technology business as a writer, editor, and communications pro, with long stints at Google and Twitter.

Her avocation is connecting people, which led her to write, “Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections Count.”  True to her introvert nature, she’s more likely to be connecting from the comfort of her laptop than working a room at conferences.

Please join me in welcoming Karen Wickre.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is someone of good counsel. Someone who knows how to counsel in a good way.”
  • how she was the informer in her friend group.
  • her willingness to take big leaps and how that got her started in the technology industry.
  • some of her experiences in Silicon Valley, especially through career changes.
  • her thoughts about networking, and her natural ability to connect with others.
  • what it looks like for her to be a convener.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 159

Aug 13, 2019

Today’s guest is a sought-after speaker who has shared the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.

A prolific author of books on sales, marketing, and influence, for years he was best known for his book “Endless Referrals” - that is until he released “The Go-Giver” a business parable he co-authored. It joined The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek Bestseller lists, sold over 850,000 copies, has been translated into 28 languages, and inspired a book series. The most recent parable in the Go-Giver Series is The Go-Giver Influencer.

The American Management Association named him one of the Top 30 Leaders in Business and he was named one of the Top 200 Most Influential Authors in the World by Richtopia.

Please join me in welcoming Bob Burg.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is indeed moving people to the desired action but doing so in a way that you tie your goal into theirs.”
  • how he handled learning his first role in sales, and then his first role in leadership.
  • the emphasis he and many other leaders place on pull instead of push.
  • his view on how we are responsible to people but not responsible for people.
  • the difference between manipulation and persuasion.
  • three different surprises he has experienced with reciprocity.
  • his tips for what does work for networking at events.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 158

Aug 6, 2019

Today’s guest helps people shift the way they perceive and respond to change and adversity, helping them to see opportunities instead of obstacles.

After a devastating accident that left her a quadriplegic and dependent on a wheelchair at 12 years old, she learned the true meaning of resilience. Instead of slowing down, she has used her life experience and personal philosophies to become Australia’s leading keynote speaker and facilitator on resilience. She helps corporate leaders be their best in challenging times.

She is the author of “How To Be Resilient” and is frequently featured in national media for her insights on resilience in the workplace.

Her “say yes and figure out how later” approach to life has helped her achieve remarkable feats like starring in a feature film with no acting experience, competing at a national level in para-athletics after 22 years on the sidelines, and running for parliament.

Please join me in welcoming Stacey Copas.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is being energy rather than a title. It is creating a space to strike a balance between meeting big picture objectives while also helping to facilitate the growth and aspirations of a team.”
  • how she worked through significant adversity and “little old me” syndrome to become who she is today.
  • her proverbial “fork in the road” moment.
  • how she has naturally networked, doing things like hosting a monthly barbeque and how LinkedIn has been central to her business growth.
  • her thoughts about diversity and its importance.
  • how gratitude has been a central part of her business and what she is doing to help others find it.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 157

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