In this podcast, I will talk with thought leaders, CEOs, and managers from various organizations about leading mindfully. We will learn from their experience and talk about how they implement mindful leadership in their day-to-day organizational culture.
Episode 78: Growth & Healing Through Trauma with Dr. Amrita V. Subramanian
42:16In this enlightening episode, Dr. Keren Tsuk engages in a profound discussion with Dr. Amrita V. Subramanian on post-traumatic growth and overcoming unexpected challenges. 🌱 Dr. Amrita shares her powerful journey and insights on embracing difficult emotions for personal evolution. 🌟 Amrita, a former Fortune 500 VP who has dedicated over two decades of her career to guiding organizations through crises. Currently, she serves as a distinguished educator at the University of Pennsylvania, where her focus lies on posttraumatic growth in the wake of the pandemic. Amrita is on the verge of completing her Ph.D., delving into the profound subject of post-traumatic growth in adults during the COVID-19 era. 🔍 **Key Takeaways:** - Trauma as a catalyst for growth. - Embracing difficult emotions for essential growth. - Letting go of old patterns for personal evolution. - The crucial role of compassion and kindness in the growth process. 🎧 Listen to the full episode for practical steps and deep insights into fostering personal growth amidst unexpected challenges.
Episode 77: Navigating Leadership with Nancy Lyons
36:21In this episode, Dr. Keren Tsuk interviews Nancy Lyons, CEO and co-founder of Clockwork, about creating inclusive and adaptable work environments. Nancy shares her rebel mindset and how it influences her approach to leadership and advocacy. She discusses the importance of discovering one's personal leadership style and embracing what works for them. Nancy emphasizes the value of empowering others and overcoming ego as a leader. She also highlights the significance of building trust, embracing uncertainty, and learning from mistakes. The conversation explores self-awareness, mindfulness, and the balance between doing and being modes. Nancy encourages leaders to prioritize well-being and find purpose and meaning in the workplace. The episode concludes with a discussion on letting go, embracing change, and building long-term relationships and connections.
Episode 76: Crafting Sustainable Success with Chris Caldwell
37:04In today’s compelling episode, we’re thrilled to host a true champion of the environment, Chris Caldwell, the innovative CEO of United Renewables. With a robust background that spans over 15 years in sustainable business leadership, Chris has been at the forefront of the green revolution, orchestrating over 40 renewable energy projects that not only promise a cleaner future but also demonstrate the economic viability of sustainable practices. As a visionary leader, Chris doesn’t just talk the talk; he embodies the values of his work. He’s known for nurturing a sustainability-focused culture within his workplace, inspiring his team to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the cleantech industry. In his widely-acclaimed podcast, ‘Conversations on Climate,’ Chris lends his voice to share insightful perspectives on the environmental challenges and innovations shaping our world. But who is Chris beyond the boardroom? A family man at heart, his commitment extends to his community where he’s an active school volunteer. Whether he’s carving down ski slopes or maintaining fitness at the gym, Chris’s passion for continuous learning and growth parallels his dedication to the planet. In this episode, we dive deep into how sustainable business practices are not just ethical choices but strategic imperatives that shape the future of the cleantech landscape. Chris will share how these practices are key to attracting and retaining top talent who are eager to contribute to a brighter, greener future. We’ll explore the vital strategies that Chris advocates for achieving sustainability goals, such as setting precise, quantifiable objectives and ensuring robust communication throughout an organization. He’ll draw on his vast experience to illustrate why treating sustainability as an ongoing journey of improvement is crucial for any business. We’ll also tackle the significance of viewing sustainability initiatives on par with R&D investments and how involving investors and board members can catalyze progress in this area. Chris will give us his take on why focusing on immediate gains, such as improved efficiencies and energy management, can lead to long-term wins for both the company and the environment. Expect a rich discussion on the importance of collaboration with industry experts and scholars to deepen our collective understanding of sustainability issues and the urgent need to address climate change within the upcoming decade. Chris’s stories and insights promise to be a beacon of inspiration for businesses and individuals alike. Don’t miss this enlightening conversation with Chris Caldwell, where we unpack the intersection of leadership, innovation, and sustainability in creating a legacy that truly matters. Tune in to this episode for an in-depth look at making a real impact on our planet’s future while steering the cleantech industry to new heights.
Episode 75: Creating a Workplace of Belonging with Mark Mears
44:19In today’s fast-paced business world, we go beyond the basics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s time to elevate the conversation to #BelongingIntheWorkplace. As thought leaders and change-makers, we have the opportunity to shape a work environment that radiates warmth, acceptance, and recognition. It’s about invoking the power of love – the ultimate human motivator – to forge a community where every team member feels seen, heard, and valued. 💖 Dive deep into the world of purpose-driven leadership with Mark Mears, the #1 Best Selling author, keynote speaker, and revered business visionary. In this enlightening episode, Mark Mears shares valuable insights from his latest masterpiece, “The Purposeful Growth Revolution: 4 Ways to Grow from Leader to Legacy Builder.” We explore how leadership can become more than just a role – it’s about becoming a legacy builder. By actively listening, observing, and respecting the individual journeys of our employees, we can create a culture of support that not only acknowledges contributions but also empowers and celebrates them. 🔗 Don’t miss out on more of these transformative insights. Subscribe to our podcast for your regular dose of inspiration and follow Mark Mears’ website https://www.markamears.com/ for more insights! #Leadership #CommunityBuilding #WorkplaceCulture #EmployeeEngagement #InclusionMatters #podcast #InnerWisdom #wisdomtolead #kerentsuk
Episode 74: The Art of Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
39:23In today’s must-listen episode of "Mind Your Leadership" Podcast, join us as we dive deep with Oscar Trimboli, a renowned expert in the art of deep listening, on a journey to transform how we connect with others and ourselves. 🌟 With a mission to cultivate 100 million deep listeners, Oscar reveals the profound impact of truly being present and the often overlooked nuances of communication. 🎙️ ⭐️ Episode Highlights: Discover the impact of distractions on our ability to communicate effectively. Explore the common biases in workplace listening and why we often think we’re better listeners than we actually are. Learn the importance of making speakers feel acknowledged and the science behind listening, including why we need to pay attention to what’s unsaid. Understand the role of silence in creating meaningful conversations and how it led to a breakthrough for one of Oscar’s clients. Gain insights into Dr. Eugene Gendlin’s focusing method and its role in unlocking emotional intelligence and intuition. Hear touching stories from a retreat that transformed resistance into emotional release through deep listening. 🔎 About Oscar Trimboli: Oscar is a listening coach, facilitator, and the visionary behind the 100 million deep listeners initiative. With a rich background in communication and psychology, Oscar has dedicated his life to understanding and teaching the transformative power of attentive listening. His work draws on various disciplines, including mindfulness and therapeutic practices, to help individuals and organizations achieve clarity, connection, and genuine understanding. 🎓 Dive Deeper: Join us in discussing the emotional weight of language and how cultural nuances shape our conversations. Discover how expressing yourself in your native language can alter the depth of your expression. Learn why neither gender has a monopoly on listening well and how practice is key to enhancing this skill. 🔗 Don’t forget to visit Oscar’s website https://www.oscartrimboli.com/ for exclusive listening quizzes crafted by him to refine your listening skills and make every interaction more meaningful. 🧠 ✨ Whether you’re a professional seeking to improve workplace communication or someone looking to connect more deeply with your inner self, this episode is a treasure trove of wisdom. Tune in now and take the first step towards becoming a deep listener! 🎧 #DeepListening #OscarTrimboli #CommunicationSkills #Mindfulness #PodcastLife #PersonalGrowth #ActiveListening #EmotionalIntelligence #InnerWisdom
Episode 73: How to Cultivate Mental Toughness with Matt Phillips
40:00In the ever-evolving landscape of leadership, it is crucial to continuously seek improvement and engage in meaningful face-to-face interactions. Today, we delve into the insights of renowned leadership coach Matt Phillips, who shares his philosophy on developing mental toughness in sales leaders. We will also explore the coaching methods of Pete Carroll, emphasizing the significance of clear communication and setting expectations. Join us as we uncover the secrets to effective leadership and discover the transformative power of these strategies.
Episode 72: Navigating Uncertainty - Lessons from a Resilient CEO with Christopher Greco
31:14Introduction: In a world filled with noise and false narratives, finding authentic voices that embody the values we hold dear can be challenging. Today, we bring you an inspiring story that delves into the importance of honest communication, resilience, and self-sufficiency. Join us as we explore the journey of Chris Greco, the CEO of Storewise, Inc., and uncover the valuable insights he has to share. Building a Foundation of Honest Communication: At the core of any successful organization lies honest communication. In our conversation with Chris Greco, he emphasized the pivotal role that transparent and open dialogue plays in fostering trust and growth within a company. By encouraging his team to share their ideas, concerns, and aspirations, Greco created an environment that nurtures innovation and drives the company forward. Resilience in Uncertain Times: One of the greatest challenges faced by leaders is navigating uncertainty. In our interview, Greco shared his experiences of steering Storewise, Inc. through difficult times. His unwavering resilience and ability to adapt to changing circumstances allowed the company to not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. Learn how Greco's unwavering commitment to his core values enabled him to make tough decisions and inspire his team to push beyond their limits. The Danger of False Narratives: With the rise of social media, false narratives have become increasingly prevalent. Greco discusses the perils of succumbing to these narratives and how they can hinder personal and professional growth. By staying true to one's values and critically evaluating information, individuals can avoid being swayed by misleading stories and instead focus on what truly matters. Transparency and Feedback for Growth: As a leader, Greco recognizes the value of transparency and feedback in fostering growth and innovation. By establishing a culture of openness, where constructive criticism is welcomed and transparency is a guiding principle, Storewise, Inc. has cultivated an environment that constantly pushes the boundaries of creativity and excellence. Discover how Greco's approach has transformed the company's performance and fueled its success. Self-Sufficiency and Meaningful Purpose: In today's fast-paced world, finding a sense of purpose can be a challenging endeavor. Greco's experiences and insights shed light on the importance of self-sufficiency and meaningful purpose. By aligning personal and professional goals with core values, individuals can discover a deeper sense of fulfillment and drive their organizations towards lasting success. Connect with the Author: To delve deeper into the themes explored in this blog post, we invite you to connect with the author through their website and social media channels. Additionally, the author's book on overcoming adversity offers a comprehensive guide to thriving in uncertain times. Don't miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights and connect with a community of like-minded individuals. Conclusion: Chris Greco's journey as a resilient CEO provides us with a wealth of lessons that can be applied to our own lives and organizations. From the importance of honest communication and resilience to the dangers of false narratives and the significance of aligning core values, Greco's experiences offer a roadmap for success in today's unpredictable world. Embrace the wisdom shared in this blog post and embark on your own journey of growth, innovation, and purpose.
Episode 71: How to Build Resilience with Dr. Deborah Gilboa
34:05In today's episode, we have the incredible opportunity to sit down with a true expert in the field of resilience, Dr. Deborah Gilboa, affectionately known as "Dr. G." With a background as a board-certified attending family physician, Dr. G has taken her knowledge beyond the medical world and into the realms of families, organizations, and businesses, helping them transform stress into a powerful advantage. Renowned for her contagious humor, Dr. G works with groups across multiple generations, to rewire their attitudes and beliefs, and create resilience through personal accountability and a completely different approach to adversity. She is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, Good Morning America and The Doctors. She is also featured frequently in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Authority Magazine, and countless other digital and print outlets. Outside of her work, Dr. G lives a busy life in Pittsburgh with her four sons. Her experiences demonstrate her skill in practicing what she teaches – being resilient and adaptable in the face of challenges. What's even more remarkable is her fluency in American Sign Language, showcasing her commitment to effective communication across diverse communities.
Episode 70: Cultivating Empowered Health Leadership with Anca Griffiths
34:25In this captivating episode of "Mind Your Leadership," I sit down with Anca Griffiths, the visionary CEO of OM and author of "WHY WOMEN AREN'T WINNING AT HEALTH." Join us as we explore the fascinating journey of Anca's transformation from a luxury industry executive to a trailblazer in the world of health and well-being. Anca Griffiths, a true advocate for precision health, reveals her mission to make personalized health accessible to every individual. With a wealth of experience navigating the health market on three continents, Anca's passion for empowering individuals and corporations shines through. Discover how Anca's company, OM, brings together some of the brightest health minds to provide tailored solutions to individuals and organizations. We delve into the inspiration behind her newly released book, "WHY WOMEN AREN'T WINNING AT HEALTH," and learn how it addresses the unique health challenges women face. Throughout this conversation, Anca Griffiths and I explore the synergy between health and leadership. Anca's rich experiences and perspectives offer practical takeaways for leaders seeking to elevate their well-being and that of their teams. From unlocking personal potential to implementing effective health initiatives in the corporate world, Anca's wisdom provides invaluable guidance. Tune in to this episode of "Mind Your Leadership" to gain fresh insights into the intersection of empowered health and mindful leadership. Learn from Anca Griffiths' remarkable journey and uncover strategies to enhance well-being while effectively leading in today's dynamic landscape. Subscribe to "Mind Your Leadership" to access more engaging conversations with thought leaders, CEOs, and managers who are reshaping leadership paradigms through mindfulness and purpose-driven approaches.
Episode 69: How to Tap into Our Creativity with Doug Patton
44:34In this captivating episode of "Mind Your Leadership," we delve into the remarkable journey of Doug Patton, Founder and CEO of Patton Design, who has harnessed the power of his inner creativity to achieve unprecedented success across multiple domains. Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and equipped to embark on your own creative exploration. Throughout the past three decades, Doug has created over 300 products in 40 different international market categories. He has worked closely with several Fortune 500 CEOs, offering visionary concepts, strategies, and innovative products for companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Disney, IBM, and more. Additionally, Doug had the opportunity to be a featured contestant on ABC-TV's "American Inventor," a show produced by Simon Cowell. Be sure to grab a copy of Doug's new book, "Inspirations of Creativity: Quotes from Conquering the Chaos of Creativity" and join the movement to embrace your creative potential today. Whether you're leading a team, managing a business, or striving for personal growth, Doug Patton's insights are sure to illuminate your path to unlocking your inner creativity.