This podcast offers insight on the importance of leadership and connection as we build a new future together. The Compassion Lab is a program inside The Coca-Cola Company where we explore ways to be more emotionally agile, resilient, and adaptive. The podcast originated from a 9-year program called the Coca-Cola Leadership Summit and contains the original content from those speakers and interviews. Our guests range from executive to authors and thought leaders on how we can come together to create a better world. Compassion is about seeking to understand and realize that in our connection we experience and feel many of the same things. We are more alike then different and in finding our common ground we can make greater progress. Our conversations speak to business and life in general as we seek to increase our awareness, understanding and contribution to the greater whole that we all participate in. Our leaders discuss how their own journey and development has a ripple effect that impacts the culture of their organizations. We also explore ways to cultivate well-being so that we can thrive regardless of the changes around us. This content is relevant to anyone seeking wisdom on how live a more connected and compassionate life.
Courage And Gratitude On The Path Forward With Dr. Ken Druck
57:45Life's journey isn't always a smooth, sunlit path; at times, it leads us through the densest jungles or across stormy oceans. Embracing life's adversities is an integral part of our growth, demanding courage and gratitude. In this episode, Dr. Ken Druck, the author of How We Go On and The Self-Care Handbook, generously shares his inspiring journey, navigating challenges with courage. He imparts invaluable insights on cultivating resilience and compassion amidst life's trials, touching on the transformative concept of the Eight Honorings and offering guidance on navigating grief support dos and don'ts. Join us as we immerse ourselves in Dr. Ken Druck's profound wisdom, embarking together on the onward trudge through our individual life journeys. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
A Path With "Hart": Leadership Principles To Design A Thriving Culture With G.J. Hart
42:42Leadership is not just about steering a ship; it's about creating a culture by design, not by default. In the world of business, be a '911 person'—always ready to serve, lead with heart, and make a difference in the lives of others. In this episode, we hear golden leadership lessons from Red Robin CEO G.J. Hart. He explores the core principles of leadership and shares how to design a thriving culture— one with care, consistency, courage, and heart. But despite having a strong culture, G.J. acknowledges the struggles of leadership in this modern age where technology, uncertainty, and the need for emotional intelligence play pivotal roles. With this, he reveals his proven strategies to go beyond traditional leadership notions and become an effectively adaptive leader. Tune in now!
The Power Of Perspective With Pico Iyer
53:28Our guest in this episode once famously said, “We live our lives in the Outer world, and we understand them through the Inner.” It is this inner knowing that shows us the power of perspective, of viewing the world from our own vantages and making do of what we can to change lives—our own and others. Katherine Twells is with no other than renowned essayist and novelist, Pico Iyer. With everything that has happened and is happening in the world, Pico grounds us in stillness by reflecting on the wisdom that these moments provide. He takes us on a retreat of really observing what we can learn in this life journey we are on despite the chaos. From his travels around the world, Pico shares the many lessons he encountered from various experiences and people he met. Throughout this conversation, he reminds us of the beauty that is ever present in our world; we just have to open our eyes and shift our perspective to see them. Stay still and listen to the wisdom that flows in today’s episode.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Defeating SAD With Dr. Norman Rosenthal, M.D.
1:00:03Similar to the changing seasons, human emotions can also have their seasons. There are highs during certain periods and lows during others. However, this ebb and flow can become problematic, especially when it leads to what is now recognized as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This episode’s guest is a foremost authority on the subject and he is here to help you defeat it so you can thrive in all seasons. Katherine Twells is with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, who is currently the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine and is listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Rosenthal provides us with deep insights into this disorder, tapping into its history, our connection with nature, and how it differs from the winter blues. In his book, Defeating SAD, he gives a guide to overcoming the miseries millions of people experience with the changing seasons. Find out what these measures are. Tune in and learn the keys to defeat this disorder and live a much better life.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Thriving With Anxiety With Dr. David Rosmarin, PhD
46:34Anxiety isn't always the enemy; it's a guide, urging us to embrace discomfort and discover our greatest strengths within its grasp. In this episode, we have Dr. David Rosmarin—associate professor at Harvard Medical School, program director at McLean Hospital, and founder of Center for Anxiety—discuss how anxiety, often seen as a roadblock, can actually be a catalyst for personal growth and resilience. Throughout the episode, Dr. David discusses the various facets of anxiety and its intersection with personal and societal well-being. He shares intriguing statistics and eye-opening insights, revealing surprising connections between anxiety levels in different socio-economic environments. Dr. Rosmarin shares his vision for a world that embraces emotional struggles with compassion and understanding. Tune in now and discover how you can make anxiety work for you. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Where Wisdom Meets Compassion With Annie Perrin
54:35“We're being called to integrate the heart and the head because neither one is sufficient on its own to solve these challenges.” This is what today’s guest, Annie Perrin, says as she highlights the value of cultivating both wisdom and compassion in this day and age. Annie is the Founder of the Annie Perrin Consulting, where she leverages all of her education and experience to help leaders tap into their innate wisdom and compassion to achieve better business outcomes in a humane and sustainable way. In this episode, she talks to Katherine Twells about the importance of doing this much deeper inner work—mingling both the mind and the heart—for leaders to create a stable and unshakable core and become the absolute best of who they are: their wisest and most compassionate self. Join Annie as she tells us more about how we can cultivate this, how it’s related to the Spiral Dynamics Theory, why emotions are critical, and why we need to keep our hearts open. Let’s all be a fuller expression of ourselves so we can be in greater service. Tune in to this conversation where wisdom meets compassion.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Sowing The Seeds Of Flow With Alex Woodard
57:40In a world where we are taught that there are certain metrics to success, it can be so easy to lose sight of our gifts and authentic selves trying to fit in. This episode’s guest has learned that life is often not that linear, and our paths to success are winding and can never be the same as everyone else. All we need is to flow. Author and singer-songwriter Alex Woodard is back on the show to talk about how we can sow the seeds of flow, believing that opening up into the flow of life can lead us to the path that is most authentic to us. He shares his thoughts on finding our gifts, having success by living a balanced life, and listening to intuition versus instinct. Giving us a peek into his upcoming book, Ordinary Soil, Alex takes us into his foray into the “faction” genre to tell the story of a multi-generational family farming in Oklahoma Panhandle. From songwriting to book writing, Alex shows us how he surfs through life flowing into his passions. Find inspiration from his journey and the lessons that flowed along the way.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Rewire Your Reality With Larry Olsen
53:17By mastering the mind's inner symphony, we compose our reality, finding success and joy in every note. Today’s guest is Larry Olsen, author of Get A Vision and Live It, who dives into neuroscience and how it can be the guiding force towards both success and lasting joy. Larry explores the impact of our subconscious on our actions, reactions, and the choices we make. He emphasizes the importance of cultivating self-awareness and understanding the role of our inner critic. Discover how the power of vision can shape your life, and why gratitude and appreciation are essential tools for rewiring your reality. Larry also shares brain hacks for a more fulfilling life, encouraging us to bring out the best in ourselves and others. It's not about striving for perfection, but about making progress and bringing joy to every circumstance. Tune in now and rewire your reality.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter
Tracking Our True & Original Course With Ben Nemtin
48:31In this episode, we discuss the art of living a life of purpose, passion, and fearlessness with the remarkable Ben Nemtin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and The Bucket List Journal. Today, Ben shares how to track our true and original course in life, unlocking boundless potential and fulfillment. He discusses how to create a culture that encourages individuals to pursue their bucket list dreams, both inside and outside the workplace. At the heart of this conversation is the powerful message that we often hold ourselves back due to fear—fear of failure, fear of judgment, fear of the unknown. Join us in this exploration of fearless living, and remember, your bucket list isn’t just a list—it’s a roadmap to a life well lived.
Elevate Your Experience With Violet Rainwater
49:54Past traumas and adversities, coupled with societal expectations, have the power to hold us back from developing our true potential. It is time we reclaim that power and elevate these experiences, transforming them from chains to catalysts that propel us toward our life’s purpose. Just like our guest today, her childhood trauma and, later on, mental collapse from overwhelming stress and anxiety led her to completely change her approach to life. Now, she is a motivational speaker, sales leader, and business consultant living her passion of teaching others that there is a better way. Katherine Twells interviews none other than Violet Rainwater. Together, they explore Violet’s journey across her path toward healing and how it allowed her to understand the human brain and the power it holds. Violet shares the brain map and its five channels that can help you thrive and elevate your experience—be it in your personal lives or in the workplace. She also dives deep into how trauma catalyzes healing, what society has programmed in our minds, and how we can break free from that. We have the power to change what society has led us to believe. Ascend beyond and join Violet in this episode to learn the tools to change the trajectory of your life.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join The Coca-Cola CMO Leadership Summit Podcast community today:cokecmosummit.comFacebookTwitter