This topic of fear impacts everyone at some point in our lives and our careers. In this episode, Dayne is going to share with us the healthier side of fear, and challenge us to push back against the notion of being “fearless” and instead fearLIVE by acknowledging its presence and facing it head on. He’s known to push his clients to redefined personal expectations, evolve their internal dialogue, and create intentional winning habits. #fearlive
Mental Performance Coach & former professional athlete
As a former professional athlete, Dayne Gingrich quickly learned that success wasn't based on physical talent alone, but rather the ability to mentally prepare for unrelenting tests of character. He took the lessons he learned as an athlete and turned them into his life long purpose -- change people's lives by changing their mindsets. With a vision of helping others live a life of passion and confidence, Dayne's Mental Performance coaching is aimed at elevating your belief in what you're capable of achieving, and aligning your mindset with those new expectations.
Episode 22 | Management is Dead!
In today’s world, the workforce is looking to management for leadership. Gone are the days of do as you’re told and not as I do if you want to collect a paycheck. Therefore, coaching and Leadership are the keys for business success today. The key objective of the leader is to ensure their teams have the resources to get the job done along with assisting to remove any obstacles along the way. As evolved and technology driven as we may be as a society, success and the level of success we achieve is people driven. During this podcast, we discuss the changing role of management as one which is more leadership centric and the factors that play an important role for success in this process.
CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Nancy Robin is the CEO for Habit for Humanity of Broward. A former banking executive, with seasoned leadership and infrastructure building skills, Nancy left banking to explore how to make a bigger difference in the world. Nancy has extensive experience in leading organizations through start-up, change, revitalization, turn-a-rounds and accelerated growth. Decisive and results orientated with a signature servant leadership style has afforded her a strong track record of exceeding targets and team building success. Economic empowerment has always been a passion, Nancy has an extensive history on the volunteer side leading and serving several key non-profits over the years. She has Chaired the Urban League of Palm Beach County, the Red Cross of Broward County, and served on the Executive Boards for the YMCA of South Florida, The Boy Scouts Gulfstream Chapter, ArtServe of Broward County, as well as serving on the Boards of Jr Achievement of Palm Beach, The Florida Council of Economic Education, The Urban League of Broward County, multiple Chamber of Commerces and clubs. Early in her career she was afforded the opportunity to volunteer for Habitat and the passion for that mission drew her back to where she is today. Decent housing at an affordable price in a safe environment is a fundamental need and right. For Nancy, It is a dream come true to be able to utilize the skill sets she has developed over the years to a cause she is so passionate about.
Episode 23 | Your Body is Business Relevant
In today’s episode, Your Body is Business Relevant, Tara will walk us through not only the importance of taking care of our total wellbeing, but how this directly ties to our output in business. Wouldn’t you love to have more energy? Better, more consistent results? Then you won’t want to miss all of the knowledge Tara is going to share on how we can achieve our fullest potential by simply, taking care of our bodies.
Tara Gidus Collingwood
Team Dietician for Orlando Magic, Author of 'The Flat Belly Cookbook for DUMMIES, and much more!
Tara G. Collingwood is currently the Team Dietitian for the Orlando Magic NBA team and Nutrition Consultant for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Athletics as well as the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus. Tara is the author of Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies and Flat Belly Cookbook for Dummies. Tara is a spokesperson and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites and is a past National Media Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She helps senior executives from Fortune 500 companies manage their energy in her role as a nutrition and movement coach at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. Tara is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Board Certified in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), and is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT). Her best times are spent with her husband, John, and their blended family of 4 boys (ages 8, 10, 12, 14). You can find her at www.dietdiva.net.
Episode 24 | How Strong Employee Brands Can Build Stronger Company Brands
Employees can also be your company's best brand advocates. And since 50% of employees on social media are already posting about their company (based on MSL Group Social Employee Advocacy 2015 study), it's to the benefit of the company brand to ensure employees understand not only the company's brand voice but also their own and how the two are connected. On this episode Diane Diaz helps us to explore how we can find the happy medium between personal brand and company brand and use this to create winning organizations.
Owner & Brand Strategist at The Brand Teacher
Diane Diaz is a self-proclaimed brand geek and 360Reach Certified Personal Brand Strategist & Social Branding Analyst. She uses her two decades of combined branding and teaching experience to teach professionals and entrepreneurs to unleash the power of their personal brands so they can be rock stars in their careers or businesses and works with companies to align their employees’ brands with the company brand.
Her passion for branding is combined with 15 years working in the corporate world, 9 years of which was spent leading the marketing and branding efforts for two award-winning residential communities, and supported by a BS in marketing and an MBA. During her time in residential development she was honored to receive the Marketing Director of the Year 2002 award from the Home Builders Association of Central Florida.
And as a natural teacher nearly 9 years teaching marketing classes at Full Sail University, where she was recognized in the top 10% of instructors for 2014 and 2015, she’s skilled in leading workshops to teach teams how to define their personal brands so that they support their individual professional goals and increase brand awareness for their companies. Then the individual and company brands can coexist in synergy and be stronger together, building better teams and companies.
Diane truly believes that people are capable of so much more than they even realize. And a clear, consistent, and authentic personal brand is just the beginning to unleashing their potential in their career or business or building a strong corporate culture.
Episode 26 | From Crystal to Calling
What does success mean to you? Do you feel fulfilled by your work, awards and achievements, or promotions? Or are you someone who loves your job, but still yearning for more? In this episode Kelly Merbler shares with us her journey and talks to us about how finding our purpose or passion doesn’t always mean leaving our job or our company, we can find fulfillment in any environment that helps us cultivate our strengths and unleash our fullest potential.
Principal at The Kelly Merbler Company
Kelly Merbler has developed an effective and proven approach to discovering the greatness within an individual, small team or large organization. She specializes in Gallup Strengths based coaching workshops, Leadership Development and Motivational Speaking. Prior to starting her own coaching enterprise, Kelly spent twenty-one years as a regional executive with a global staffing organization where she was responsible for hiring, developing and building successful sales and operations teams. She knows that the secret of success is hiring good talent which begins with identifying what people do best and aligning them in the right role for maximum impact internally and externally.
Mindfulness has been identified as one of the top 10 trends globally in 2017. Many Big large corporations are cultivating mindfulness as a practice at work. As a society, we are now operating in an attention economy where our attention is constantly under siege and leads us to a condition scientists call Attention Deficit Trait. In this episode, Sky Jarrett will discuss with us the case for and neuroscience of mindfulness, the myth of multi-tasking, and mindfulness performance programs.
Resources mentioned in this episode are
The One Thing: the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results
by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
Management Consulting Executive
Sky Jarrett is a Management Consulting Executive with 10+ years of specialized expertise leading large-scale transformations, Organizational Change Management, and Organizational Effectiveness efforts in both public and private sectors. As a Human Capital Strategist, Mindfulness Instructor, Positive Psychology practitioner, and Coach, Sky has a passion for unlocking human excellence and maximizing greatness in individuals, teams, and organizations. Committed to sharing the profound benefits mindfulness has had in transforming her life, Sky has been a successful change agent in bringing a mindfulness practice to one of the largest, top-ranked consulting firms in the world. Sky has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is currently enrolled at George Washington University’s School of Education and Human Development graduate school program.
Episode 28 | Leading a Global Future of Work
The future of work on a global scale looks very bright. However, when analyzing the individual contributors to its potential success we can get a little overwhelmed. Today Ravi will discuss with us some of the major factors that will influence the trajectory of the global future of work. We’ll discuss aging patterns, education, globalization and technology. What will work look like? His theories will take us on a surprising thought provoking journey and he’ll help us to navigate a proactive approach to an amazing future in the global landscape of human productivity and world peace!
Global Keynote Speaker & Cultural Diplomat for US State Dept
Ravi a global keynote speaker and cultural diplomat whose philosophies and strategies have empowered businesses, educators, and over a million people worldwide. As a cultural diplomat, he works with the U.S. Department of State and its embassies to create cross-cultural engagement in the world's most vulnerable regions.
In 2017, he conducted songwriting and cultural entrepreneurship programs in Iraq and Lebanon, for which he recruited students from Mosul liberated from ISIS just three days before, and Syrians from the decimated city of Aleppo.
In 2016, he went to Indonesia—the world's largest Muslim population—and created a songwriting camp that bridged the most severe cultural and religious divides. Ravi's initial State Department deployment was in 2015 to Russia, where he delivered keynotes on artist-entrepreneurship and youth leadership.
For nearly a decade, Ravi has been a partner of Shanti Bhavan in India—a boarding school providing a holistic upbringing in a high quality educational setting for the poorest of the poor. Ravi's worldwide visibility skyrocketed as the guitarist for triple Grammy nominee, Hanson, whose fan base of the earliest millennials catapulted him to the stages of the White House, Madison Square Garden, Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live.
The first American-born member of India's Nehru-Gandhi family that created and governed the world's largest democracy for over 40 years, Ravi is the grandnephew of Jawaharlal Nehru (India's first Prime Minister), the nephew of Indira Gandhi (India's only female Prime Minister), and the cousin of Rajiv Gandhi (India's youngest Prime Minister).
Episode 29 | Corporate Training is Dead - Here's Why
Learning and development practitioners are tasked to move at the speed of business. But the reality is, it’s not feasible. As a result, L&D practitioners and the learners they serve must have a mind shift that:
Recognizes there’s a ton of learning going on AWAY from the company’s LMS
L&D leaders must be okay with this and not see it as a threat
L&D leaders must build the correct ecosystem to acknowledge the learning their team is gobbling up
L&D leaders must encourage self-directed learning even more to augment their efforts
In this episode Thomas Harrell walks us through some good tips on keeping up with learning and development presently and in the future.
Thomas S. Harrell’s tagline for the learning function at Master Electronics is “Helping you. Learn. Grow. Master!” As the lead for Talent Development reporting to Master Electronics’ company president, Riad Nizam, Thomas focuses on the company’s L&D vision and strategy as well learning content design, creation, delivery, and LMS administration.
His professional career has elevated companies in auto insurance, education, and non-profit to name a few. Coming previously from New Horizons Computer Learning Centers South Florida, the world’s largest privately-owned software training company, Thomas consistently ranked in the top 1% of his peers worldwide as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
His experience now emboldens his work at Master Electronics, an electromechanical parts distributor, ranked the 13th largest globally, as he builds a world-class learning and development function aand culture from the ground up (in 2017 he was named Rookie of the Year by his leadership team). He believes a key element to reaching his company’s vision is for all team members to embrace lifelong learning.
Episode 30 | Inclusive Leadership - Traits & Behaviors that Create an Inclusive & Welcoming Environment
Research shows 80% of individuals who work with an inclusive leader were more productive, motivated, and loyal to the organization as well as willing to go the extra mile. Inclusive leaders understand that in order for collaboration to be successful, individuals must be willing to share their diverse perspectives and experiences. However, only two thirds of the respondents stated that in their experience less than half of their managers and Senior Leaders actually demonstrated inclusive behaviors and traits.
Given this, how do we then identify and create more inclusive leaders to adopt methods that produce sustainable outcomes? Tune in to this episode to learn from an diversity and inclusion expert!
What’s Your Why – Simon Sinek
First Things First – Stephen Covey
Reinventing Diversity – Howard Ross
Where Will You Be Five Years from Today? – Dan Zadra
Owner of Culture Consultants; Certified Diversity Specialist
MiShon Landry is a Certified Diversity Professional and owner of Culture Consultants located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She is a Diversity Champion and has a passion for Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, STEM, and Relationship Building principals. MiShon has over a decade of experience in People, Program, Project Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurial expertise. She functions as a change agent and influencer, providing strategies, solutions, training, tools, resources, and thought leadership.
MiShon fosters inclusion across organizations, helps leaders to translate business strategy, engagement and objectives into inclusive attainable goals. Mi’Shon has been interviewed by Working Mother Magazine and Standing Out Podcast. She has been featured in Talent Management Magazine, “Steps to Create a Culture that Embraces Diversity.” She has also been published by Mortgage Compliance Magazine, “Inclusive Leadership: Traits and Behaviors that Impact Organizational Growth”and The Connect Magazine, “How to be Inclusive in the Workplace (And Win)!”
Mi’Shon is faith and family oriented, she is deeply involved in the community through her volunteer efforts with the City of North Richland Hills, Keep NRH Beautiful Commission Board, Volunteer Lead for the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, Tarrant County Food Policy Council and Leadership ISD of Tarrant County.