What Builds A Woman’s Mindset with Clementina Esposito

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 - 9:00am
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“Not everybody is willing to do that work, but until we really stand for ourselves and for what is real-unconditional love-all the other changes will be very hard-pressed to stick.” — Clementina Esposito

I had the joy of sitting down with Clementina Esposito, founder of The Clementina Collective, where no one writes alone. She teaches Authors and Entrepreneurs at the intersection of business, health, and spirituality to find their voice and speak their truth.

We discuss: 

  • How inequality breeds insecurity
  • The ripple effects of repressed self-expression
  • The importance of patience and acceptance
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Use STRESS to Your Advantage with Barry Shore

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Sep 30, 2022 - 5:00am
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“STRESS means ‘stomach-turning reality, enabling self-success.’ Choice, not chance, determines your destiny. How you choose to respond to any given situation will help determine it.”

Barry Shore

Barry joins me today to discuss what STRESS means and how we can use it to our advantage. He reveals the gift of living a purpose-driven life and explains how to turn self-sabotage into self-success.

He outlines the three stressors of life and the essential principles of living joyfully. He offers advice to people who find themselves in a very dark place. Barry also highlights the power of making small perspective shifts, the impact of practicing breathing daily, and why we should all love dog POOP.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Barry’s background and what living a purpose-driven life gives you
  • What it means to CREATE the world we live in
  • The most searched-for word on the Internet before COVID-19
  • The three stressors of life and how to use them to your advantage
  • Turning self-sabotage into self-success
  • Barry’s habit of swimming two miles a day
  • Being an ambassador of JOY in the world
  • What HOPE means and the two most powerful words in the English language
  • Learning to love dog POOP

The Guest:

Barry Shore is a mental wellness advocate, philanthropist, multi-patent-holding entrepreneur, speaker, and “Ambassador of JOY.” Barry is the author of The Joy of Living: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy and the host of The JOY of LIVING Podcast. As an entrepreneur, he has founded several enterprises, including ChangeBowl—a revolutionary fundraising platform listed among Oprah’s Favorite Things in OMagazine—and the Keep Smiling movement.

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The Power of Choosing Happiness and Embracing Our Emotions

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022 - 9:00am
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“We can always see things in different perspectives. What is the perspective that we can use to be helpful for us at this moment?” – Ana Melikian

I had the pleasure of speaking with Jordan Goldrich on the Workplace Warrior Podcast, where we unpack the power of mindset and my experience with positivity.

We discuss:

  • Choosing happiness instead of pursuing it
  • Understanding toxic positivity
  • Why mindset alone is not enough
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Human-Centered Innovation with Sue Bevan Baggott

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Sep 23, 2022 - 5:00am
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“If you don’t spend enough time having experiences with people in the context of their lives, you don’t get an opportunity to go deeper and understand their true desires, motivations, and values.”

Sue Bevan Baggott

Sue joins me today to explore why understanding the lives of consumers and customers is key to successful innovation. She describes her experience at Pampers and how they innovated diaper products after deeply understanding their customers’ desires.

She outlines the three core dimensions of innovation, and the three levels of human experience organizations must learn to effectively innovate and design. Sue also highlights the power of empathetic connection and underscores how diversity drives innovation.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Why organizations need to start with empathy when innovating
  • Innovating Pampers’ diaper design and the power of understanding customers at the human level
  • The three core dimensions of successful innovation
  • The story behind Apple’s miraculous innovation
  • Three levels of human experience organizations need to understand when innovating
  • How productivity tools can make us procrastinate
  • The messiness of innovation and how companies can avoid disruption
  • How leaders can nurture innovation in their companies
  • How empathetic connection and diversity can drive innovative breakthroughs

The Guest:

Sue Bevan Baggott is a speaker, strategy and innovation leader, angel impact investor, and board member with a proven track record of uncovering deep human insights that lead to impactful innovations and breakthrough business results. She is the founder of Power Within Consulting, a firm that empowers clients to accelerate business success by delivering human-centered, insight-driven business and innovation strategies. Sue graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Biology from Lehigh University.

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The Intrinsic Value of Human Connection with Tamer Elnoury

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Sep 20, 2022 - 9:00am
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“The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our lives.” – Tamer Elnoury

I was honored to speak with Tamer Elnoury, New York Times Bestselling Author. Tamer started his law enforcement career as an undercover narcotics cop and transitioned into an FBI undercover counterterrorism agent following 9/11. Because of this work, he’s developed a thorough understanding of the human condition and what makes for a genuine connection.

With his unique perspective and background in dealing with heinous people and events, Tamer has much to contribute to the improvement of business operations and how we connect.

We discuss:

  • How human connection drives authentic results 
  • Defining great leadership in the workplace
  • The importance of self-care in all professions
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Everything Is Connected with Neil Redding

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Sep 16, 2022 - 5:00am
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“There is a fundamental way in which the world is connected, even if we don’t understand it intuitively.”

Neil Redding

Neil joins us today to discuss the deep connectedness of the world and why being aware of that connection matters. He explains the power of words to create an emotional experience and how inclusive language can help us see the connection of everything in the world.

He discusses holistic integrated ecosystems and the value of seeing your business in the context in which it operates. He also describes examples of connectedness in nature and outlines the steps we can take towards creating a deeper understanding of our connection with each other and the world.

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The Art of Supportive Confrontation with Flip Brown

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022 - 3:50pm
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“You can’t grow your business without growing yourself.” – Flip Brown

I had the opportunity to speak with Flip Brown, founder of Business Culture Consultants – certified B Corp since 2012. Flip’s work is based on the belief that our work can serve to unlock our human potential and produce greater meaning and fulfillment.

We discuss:

  • Defining supportive confrontation
  • Why confrontation can be positive
  • What people look for within business culture
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Get Out of the Roundabouts of Life with Deborah Johnson

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Sep 9, 2022 - 5:00am
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“You’ve got to be able to do the work, get the perspective you need, understand where your position, perspective, and purpose is.”

Deborah Johnson

Deborah joins me today to discuss the roundabouts of life and how to get yourself unstuck when you find yourself in one. She shares her personal experience with getting trapped in a roundabout and explains why perspective and position matter when getting yourself unstuck. She also discusses how purpose drives your life, how it tramples over procrastination, and underscores how we can all emerge victorious from the peaks and valleys of life.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • Deborah’s career in music and writing musicals
  • How Deborah began her work in public speaking
  • The three key elements of life’s roundabout
  • The power of purpose over procrastination
  • A roundabout in Deborah’s life and how she got out of it
  • Journeying through our ‘Hero Mountain’ and getting to the second half of our lives

The Guest:

Deborah Johnson, M.A., is an international award-winning musician, author, and keynote speaker. Deborah’s career in the entertainment industry spans over 20 years, during which she has written several albums, hundreds of songs, and three full-length musicals. She is the author of multiple books, including The Summit, and the producer of the podcast, Women at Halftime. Devoted to the creative process, Deborah is committed to helping mid-career professionals constantly reinvent themselves and maximize their skills, experiences, talents, and resources.

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Embracing Change and Implementing Strategies for Success

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Sep 6, 2022 - 9:00am
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“Life is two days, and the first we spend waking up.” – Ana Melikian, Ph.D.

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Tommy Acierno, Lead Trainer for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).

We discuss:

  • The influence of mindsets
  • Aligning mindsets with sound strategy and concrete actions
  • What it means to wake up in life
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Redefining Success with Sue Guiher

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Sep 2, 2022 - 5:00am
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“There’s this definition of success that we feel like we have to live up to, and we forget that we need to live according to what we want and what makes us happy and fulfilled.”

Sue Guiher

Sue joins us today to discuss how we can redefine what success means to us. She explains what ‘success bullying’ is and describes society’s role in how we relate to success.

She discusses how your values can help you expand beyond your comfort zone. She also explains why many people don’t know what their purpose is and underscores why knowing who you are is essential to defining success.

This week on The Mindset Zone:

  • The ‘success bully’ and how society imposes its definition of success on us
  • The experience that led to Sue’s realization of the success bully
  • How success bullying impacts us personally and our workplaces
  • Community dynamics and the difference between getting success bullied and going out of your comfort zone
  • Creating an environment where people can align with their values
  • The oxygen, the lens, the anchor, and why we need to align them

The Guest:

Sue Guiher is a coach and consultant on a mission to change how society defines success so that we can create more happiness and fulfillment in our work and businesses. Over the course of her career, Sue has worked with organizations of different sizes, from small business owners to executives and teams in Fortune 500 companies. She helps her clients improve communication, executive presence, and workplace relationships. In addition to her work as an executive coach, Sue also serves as an instructor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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