Ana Melikian, Ph.D. is the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast. Her keynote, "The Happiness Fallacy" uncovers the 7 blind spots preventing us from achieving our highest potential. Learn more about Ana here.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Libba Pinchot, a nationally recognized expert in helping leaders achieve triple bottom line success through widespread innovation and intrapreneurial engagement.
Dr. Pinchot specializes in creating organizational transformations designed to spread throughout the company, the supply chain, and beyond.
How cultivating innovation can save company cultures
Why the innovation mindset resides beyond the individual
The definition of integrity & how it relates to the great resignation
“Authenticity is the degree to which a person’s actions are consistent with their identified values and their desired outcomes.”
Gina joins me today to demystify authenticity and discuss how adopting a growth mindset can help you become more authentic in your personal and professional life. We discuss the value of filtering your thoughts and actions toward others while staying true to your authentic self and the outcomes you want to achieve.
Gina shares strategies you can use to retrain your mindset, become more true to your authentic self, and have more purposeful interactions with others.
We also explain how we are constantly communicating with others, even when we’re not speaking, and the importance of being mindful of our body language when engaging with others.
“My intent is not to shame or blame. My intent is to create awareness.” – CB Bowman
I had the joy of speaking with CB Bowman, MBA, the host of the “Courage: To Leap & Lead” LinkedIn Live & podcast, and a Certified Master Corporate Executive Coach with 20+ years of experience working in marketing, coaching, and branding.
CB helps executives and entrepreneurs tackle complex problems with simple solutions by viewing failures as success and using courage as a daily driver.
Different environments that require courage
The importance of being aware of how your actions affect others
Darcy joins me today to discuss how we can change our lives at work without changing our careers or jobs. We discuss how society encourages people to try new things and change jobs when pursuing happiness in our work life and the positive and negative impact of constantly changing jobs in your search for happiness.
We discuss the value of empathy in the workplace and the importance of communicating your needs before looking for a new career or job. We also break down Darcy’s ‘Think, Say, Do’ strategy to learn how we can take control of our lives at work without leaving our jobs and how our Lizard Brain often gets in the way of our personal and professional growth.
“Mindfulness is not about stopping anything. There’s no stopping. It’s just noticing our thoughts—with compassion, with non-judgment.” – Harriet Stein
I had the delight of speaking with Harriet Stein, an inspirational teacher and professional speaker. Harriet is passionate about the life-changing benefits of mindfulness and aims to touch as many lives as she can with her discoveries.
“Here and now, you can be more intentional with your attention. Think of it as a muscle that you can strengthen.”
Do you live an intentional life? In today’s fast-paced, attention-hungry society, many people go through the day on autopilot – completing all the same tasks, day in and day out, with little to no intention. From getting up each morning to go to work, juggling all of our work or business-related tasks, or even household chores and shuttling kids to sporting events, most of the time, we do these things on autopilot. Yes, they require our attention. Yes, we get a lot done each day. But are we truly doing these things with intentionality?
In today’s episode, I discuss why intention is more scarce than attention. I discuss how having a reactive mindset leaves very little room for intentionality. I explain the difference between completing a task with intention versus running on autopilot and how the latter often leads to feeling hazy at the end of the day.
I discuss why I believe the scarcity of intentionality in today’s society is a major issue and how it prevents us from tapping into our fullest potential. I also explain how learning to be more intentional in our daily lives can help us be more effective in achieving our goals, aspirations, and ambitions and what you can do to purposely create more intention in your everyday life.
This week on The Mindset Zone:
The difference between doing something with intentionality versus running on autopilot
How TV, social media, YouTube, and Netflix command our attention
Why the scarcity of intentionality in today’s society is problematic
How the scarcity of intentionality in our daily lives prevents us from tapping into our full potential
What ‘intent,’ ‘intentional,’ and ‘intentionality’ truly mean
How being more intentional in our daily lives helps us regain the power to achieve our goals, ambitions, and aspirations
How to purposely create more intentionality in your day-to-day life
Ana Melikian, Ph.D., is an optimist who had to overcome two bouts with cancer to learn that pursuing happiness is a fallacy. To choose happiness is a much more powerful strategy to tap into our highest human potential.
Either by working with leaders and their teams, or other coaches and consultants, Ana supports her clients to break through their mindset limitations and upgrade their psychological operating systems so that they achieve better results than ever in work and life while enjoying the process.
For over a decade, Dr. Melikian has been a successful online business owner, working with hundreds of other coaches and consultants, helping a diverse group of companies and organizations.
Ana is the Director of Education for Book Yourself Solid®, a Board Certified Coach (BCC), and a proud member of the ICF – International Coach Federation, and the ACEC – Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.
She is also the host of the MINDSET ZONE podcast, selected for The Huffington Post's “15 Podcasts That Will Leave You Pondering Life's Big Questions,” listed alongside the Peabody Award-winning “On Being” and “TED Radio Hour” by NPR.
Follow her podcast, Mindset Zone via your favorite app or by visiting www.Mindset.Zone, and please follow her here on LinkedIn too.
The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our lives
Tamer joins me today to discuss how his experience as an undercover FBI agent, followed by years of leadership positions, has positioned him as one of the best educators on the human connection to companies and organizations.
We discuss how he helps organizations connect with their consumers and how he adapted the skills he acquired as an undercover FBI agent when transitioning into executive leadership roles. We discuss the traits of great leaders and why being a great leader is about helping your subordinates succeed.
We discuss the importance of self-care and regulating emotions as leaders, especially under stressful situations, and how it impacts the quality of the work you produce.
We also discuss the adverse effects of technology and social media on the younger generation of leaders.
This week on The Mindset Zone:
Why it’s critical for undercover FBI agents to have a deep understanding of the human connection
How Tamer helps organizations connect with their consumers
How Tamer adapted the skills he learned as an undercover FBI agent to his work in executive leadership roles
Tamer’s definition of a great leader
How he learned to work efficiently and effectively as an undercover agent despite sleep deprivation
The importance of self-care and how Tamer learned to regulate his emotions under highly stressful situations
How technology and social media have impacted the way young leaders interact and connect with others
Tamer Elnoury is the New York Times Bestselling Author of American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent. Born in Egypt, Tamer immigrated to the United States with his family as a young boy. As an adult, he briefly worked with a fugitive task force which led to a career working as an undercover narcotics agent. During his career in undercover narcotics, Tamer worked on over 2,500 investigations, including narcotics, political corruption, gun trafficking, and child abuse cases. In 2008, he worked with an elite National Security Covert Operations Unit with the United States government, which focused on international terrorism cases. After serving in the FBI, Tamer began an executive management position in law enforcement, where he has served for over 26 years.
“We all have moments during the course of the day that we can address that very important topic of personal health.” – Stacy Fritz
I had the privilege of speaking with Stacy Fritz, President and Founder of Fit2Order, a woman-owned corporate wellness company based in Towson, MD, that specializes in offering at-work wellness solutions for the sedentary workforce.
Stacy is passionate about incorporating personal wellness into daily life and evaluating ways to increase activity through micro-breaks. We discuss:
“Business can be done profitably – for ourselves and for our clients – and it can also benefit the community, humanity, and the planet.”
Carolyn joins me today to discuss how organizations can benefit from using commercial green buildings. We discuss how people today have disassociated themselves from nature and the environment and how commerce has become more important to us than the future of our planet.
We discuss the vast opportunities available for creating a positive impact on the world within the commercial real estate industry. We discuss Carolyn’s mission to educate business owners on ways they can continue to build a profitable business while benefiting the planet and how using commercial green buildings can create a ripple effect on communities, people, and the Earth.
We also share a few simple ways homeowners can positively impact the environment and how individuals can create the most impact by making more eco-conscious buying decisions.