Human Potential: Unlocked

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“Within us, we have this amazing potential waiting to be unlocked.” – Ana Melikian

I had the pleasure of speaking with Tammy Gooler Loeb, host of the Work from the Inside Out podcast, about my love of personal development and how that led to where I am today.

We discuss: 

  • How the systems around us shape our perception 
  • Challenging weaknesses and leveraging strengths
  • Navigating the messiness of change

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B Corps as a Force for Good with Carolina Miranda

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“Everyday people are stepping up and wanting to know that the work they do in their company—whether they’re the CEO or employee—does something good in the world.” – Carolina Miranda

I spoke with Carolina Miranda, the founder and CEO of Cultivating Capital, a certified B Corp since 2012. She and her team support companies and align their business with their values by implementing best practices for social and environmental responsibility. She also served on the leadership circle for the B Corp Women CEOs WeTheChange group.

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The Death of a Workaholic with Jenny Lynne

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“The difference between hard work and being a workaholic is consciously choosing what gets your energy, and when it’s done, putting it down and getting to rest.” – Jenny Lynne

I sat down with Jenny Lynne, a keynote speaker on work-life integration, hustle culture, and leadership. Jenny is on a mission to guide entrepreneurs and leaders beyond workaholism and reorganize their businesses. 

In addition to her work as a speaker, Jenny serves as the Idea Activator behind Jenny Lynne LLC, an organization that changes the odds for micro-businesses and helps them start and sustain their impact.

We discuss: 

  • The symptoms of workaholism 
  • The difference between work ethic and workaholism
  • Focusing on your strengths and delegating your weaknesses

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Inner Game of Success with Joanne McCall

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“The inner game of success is where it all begins. Anything you want to put, do, accomplish, or make happen out there will all start with the inner game.” – Joanne McCall

I had the opportunity to speak with Joanne McCall, an author, speaker, media trainer, and visibility strategist. She is also a publicist and PR coach dedicated to helping authors and influencers gain media attention and become “media darlings.”

We discuss: 

  • Three steps for supporting our inner game of success
  • The “expert-beginner” infinite loop
  • How imposter syndrome impacts our inner game of success

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Overcoming Brain Fog with Monica Tarr

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“[Cognitive decline] is possible to reverse—and it’s preventable. The reversal works best when you catch it early, and there’s not really too soon a time to start.” – Monica Tarr

I had the delight of speaking with Monica Tarr, a board-certified functional medicine health coach who helps high-performing professionals preserve and improve their brain health. 

Before health coaching, Monica was a consultant helping Fortune 500 companies grow their customer base and develop high-performing teams. 

We discuss: 

  • Monica’s experience with debilitating brain fog
  • The seven pillars of enhancing cognition and reversing cognitive decline 
  • The power of prevention and how brain health increases courage

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Antidote for Quiet Quitting with Anne-Claire Broughton

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“Keep your purpose, vision, and values front and center, and they shouldn’t be just words on a wall. Build a culture and get buy-in.” – Anne-Claire Broughton

I had the opportunity to speak with Anne-Claire Broughton, the Principal of Broughton Consulting, LLC, a certified B-Corp that helps organizations engage employees at all levels for business success. Her work centers on employee engagement, talent, attraction, and retention.

We discuss: 

  • The dimensions and causes of quiet quitting
  • Why companies need to intentionally cultivate a culture
  • Maintaining a culture of collaboration and engagement in the face of crisis

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The Innovation Mindset with Natalie Turner

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“If we think about human history, we’ll see that innovation is and has always been our survival skill.“ – Natalie Turner

I had the opportunity to speak with Natalie Turner, the founder and CEO of The Entheo Network, an innovation and lifestyle company. Natalie has served as a corporate innovation director, business consultant, and entrepreneur for the past 25 years. 

She has helped the world’s leading organizations grow their teams, businesses, and capabilities and build innovation systems, and is the author of Yes, You Can Innovate, as well as the creator of The Six ‘I’s of Innovation—a model that helps people evaluate their innovation strengths to harness diversity and create greater impact.

We discuss: 

  • Defining innovation and its different aspects
  • The Six I’s of Innovation and its background
  • How The Six I’s apply to everyday life

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Fear of Speaking with Linda Ugelow

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“When you look at fear as a pointer to past experiences asking to be resolved or healed, the fear of speaking becomes an opportunity through which we can clear up what holds us back in unseen ways.” – Linda Ugelow

I had the joy of speaking with Linda Ugelow, a speaking empowerment coach, keynote speaker, and the author of Delight in the Limelight

Linda has over four decades of experience as a performing artist and has spent years helping people get comfortable in their own skin. Using groundbreaking approaches, she helps entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, teams, and authors overcome their dread of the limelight.

We discuss: 

  • Why the fear of public speaking is common
  • A key tool for managing the fear of public speaking
  • Why public speaking fear is not the villain

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Power of Commitment with Frank Wagner

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“Commitment requires believing in something you care about—whether it’s your family, your nation, or your profession—and acting consistently with that belief.” – Frank Wagner

I had the pleasure of speaking with Frank Wagner, Ph.D., a behavioral coach specializing in leadership, commitment, teamwork, organizational influence, and executive coaching. 

Frank is one of the founding partners of Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder-Centered Coaching.

We discuss: 

  • The common ground among leaders
  • The relationship between commitment, beliefs, and integrity
  • Connecting your behavior to what’s important

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The Godfather, Loyalty, & Business with Lou Bortone

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“Coppola presented in The Godfather that crime and business are essentially the same thing, but even among thieves there is a code of honor. What’s missing in today’s business world is loyalty and trust.” – Lou Bortone

I sat down with one of my long-standing friends in business, Lou Bortone, a popular speaker and the author of Video Marketing Rules: How to Win in a World Gone Video. 

Lou has over two decades of experience as a marketing executive in TV and entertainment and has worked as the National Promotion Manager for E! Entertainment Television and the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Fox Family Worldwide.

We discuss: 

  • How the lessons of The Godfather apply to business and life
  • The challenge of building company loyalty in the post-pandemic world
  • Why relationships are critical in business

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