We Are Launched!
Today we are talking about why we chose to launch this podcast, what we will be discussing in the episodes, why we are releasing it now, why we are the ones to bring it to you and what you can expect from us. We are glad you are on this adventure with us!
Dr. Pamelar Hale on Developing Today’s Leaders
In this episode we talk with an exceptional executive, Dr. Pamelar Hale, about her secret sauce for developing leaders for today and the future. She also tells her story about how she builds resilience and bounces back when life inevitably brings challenges.
Gems: Diving Deeper Into Wisdom from Dr. Hale
In this episode we unpack a few of the many gems of wisdom and inspiration we received from our conversation with Dr. Pamelar Hale in episode 2. We explore some practical ways to develop leaders, find your passion and build resilience. We also leave you with a few challenges to spur you on to take action on what you are learning and what is stirring in you so we can build a better world together.
Dr. Pam McLean on Rising to This Golden Moment For Us as Human Beings
Dr. Pam McLean, Co-Founder of The Hudson Institute of Coaching, talks with us about why this is “a golden moment for us as human beings” and what she has learned, through decades of working with leaders around the globe, about the critical capabilities leaders need to develop to solve the complex issues in the world today.
Digging Deeper Into Wisdom From Dr. Pam McLean
In this episode we dig deeper into one of the many gems that Dr. Pam McLean shared with us in our interview with her last week. We also draw from the wisdom of Dr. Edgar Schein, delving into what leaders need to know, the “Need to Haves,” as we face a complex and rapidly changing world, to drive a learning culture and think more systemically.
It’s Our Lucky Day: A Conversation about Culture and Community with Andrea Lucky
In this episode we talk with Andrea Lucky, Kitsap Credit Union’s VP of HR, about how to develop organizational cultures with community at the center and the additive difference this can make for our employees and the organization. We also talk about the importance of flexibility and adaptability as we help leaders craft a path forward into the “new normal.”
Culture Fit vs. Culture Add
We are mining a bit deeper into the topic of Culture Fit vs. Culture Add, in this episode. Expanding on the rich conversation we had with our latest guest, Andrea Lucky, we take a bit of a philosophical journey around some of the benefits associated with hiring for growth/innovation/Add, rather than hiring with the intention of maintaining the current cultural norms.
Resilience: Tapping into the Wisdom of an Engaging Young Indigenous Leader - Will Paisley
In this episode, featuring Will Paisley, award winning Stanford graduate, we learn some of the challenges confronting marginalized individuals in today’s professional world. Will also shares his ideas and advice for leaders of marginalized individuals and teams, around giving grace and engaging and recognizing the richness they bring to organizations. We hope you will listen in, as there is so much more to hear in this insightful episode.
Insights from our episode with Will Paisley
In this episode we dig deeper into the challenge that Will Paisley, our previous episode’s guest, gave us. He said that when leaders bring young marginalized individuals into the fold we have to recognize, “you don’t know everything. You need to take the time and give yourself grace and give those people who are following you grace to understand you are going to make mistakes along the way and it might not be pretty and could be pretty messy.” Knowing that leadership begins by looking inward and being self-aware, Kristal and Tricia explore how leaders can show up positively in this uncomfortable space of not knowing. We call this courageous leadership. Join us as we unpack this critical leadership competency.
Introducing Our Sensational Summer Challenge
We introduce our 2022 Sensational Summer Challenge which we hope inspires you to make a positive everyday impact to our world over the summer. Chance, our technology guru, joins us to kick-off this contest by helping us explore four easy ways you can start today to make a positive everyday impact on our environment. These ideas are just the beginning and we hope you find your own ways that resonate with you whether they are supporting social justice initiatives, innovative ways to work or learn or increasing mental wellness. We hope you join us on this adventure this summer and keep us updated on how your ideas are taking root to make a better world.
Networking – It’s One for All and All for One!
In this episode, we discuss the importance of networking, to you as a leader, to those you influence, as well as your greater community. We share why networking isn’t just a “nice to have” element in leadership but an important source of feedback and a critical component of leader effectiveness and well-being. Please join us in this free-flow exchange of perspectives!
How to overcome the challenge of change
Have your idea for our Summer Challenge of making a difference everyday to make a better world but still wrestling with actually making the change?Join us as we explore why making change can be so hard and 3 tips for making it easier.
Dr. Shahrzad Nooravi on A Powerful Culture Starts with You
Dr. Nooravi talks with us about her game changing new book, A Powerful Culture Starts with you. She shares with us the simple, comprehensive models that leaders can follow to create energizing and engaging environments where people can thrive. She also talks about the challenging and transformative process of writing this important guidebook for all leaders.
Driving Deeper into Dr. Nooravi’s Culture DRIVE IT Model
Tricia and Kristal further explore the second model, DRIVE IT, of Dr. Nooravi’s three model approach to building a culture where employees can thrive. They share their experience working in organizations, with clients and their own life experiences implementing the first two steps in the DRIVE IT Model, Determine the challenge and Reflect on what making this change would mean to me.
A Look at Engagement – Today and Beyond
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Michelle Corman, IO Psychologist and Senior Principal at Mercer|Sirota. Dr. Corman engages with us, on the topic of employee engagement, today, including actions that support it and actions that diminish it. We also discuss what it may take, to keep engagement alive, in organizations, moving forward.
To Mitigate the Impacts of the Great Resignation, Focusing on retention isn’t enough
The Great Resignation is showing no signs of slowing down and many companies are still struggling with retaining employees. In this episode we explore deeper into employee engagement and the role it plays in not just keeping your employees but in ensuring both your company’s and employees’ success.
Elizabeth Leavitt, On the Business of Saving Our Planet
We talk with Elizabeth Leavitt, retired Senior Director of Engineering, Environment and Sustainability and current Principal at Jacobs about the evolution of the environmental industry, both the challenges and what brings her hope for the future. She also shares what every leader needs to know, about the importance and impact of their decisions on the long term viability of our own health and wellbeing now and for future generations.
Susan Mann on How to Sustain Our Spirit in Challenging Times
We are back from our summer break with a true show stopper episode with Susan Mann, executive coach, people strategy and culture consultant, artist and consultant to Brené Brown Education and Research Group. Susan shares her personal story of transition and resilience and talks with us about the importance of self-compassion and how to be a braver more courageous leader. You don’t want to miss this one.
Summer Break Adventures and Susan Mann Gems
We share our summer break adventure stories and how we cashed in on our investment of taking a break. We also dive deeper into one of the many special Gems from our conversation with Susan Mann in the last episode, focusing on the two principles for creating the foundations of workplace well-being.
Jack Schlosser on Finding Success in Leadership, Career and Life
We talk with Jack Schlosser, a noted expert in the field of healthcare on leadership, governance and career success about what he has learned over his 50 year career and why he still has hope for the healthcare industry.
Jack Gems and How to Find Your Loves (and Happiness) at Work
Tricia and I explore some of the gems from the episode with our latest guest, Jack Schlosser. We focus on his idea of a career as a marathon and how that aligns with another leadership guru, Marcus Buckingham, and his new book Love + Work. Searching for how to find happiness in your work? This episode will help you get there.
In this episode we pause to celebrate a big milestone for the podcast and a prestigious award that Kristal was honored with this past week. We hope you’ll enjoy this unscripted, spontaneous episode of joy and appreciation.
Exploring Equity, Love, and Leadership, with Glodean Champion
In this episode, we interview Glodean Champion, author, speaker, teacher, and thought leader, on the topics of equity and leadership. Glodean reveals insights that inspired her journey to now and looks at love, humanity, and leadership, through an equity lens. Looking for a little inspiration? Listen in!
Did Someone Say Challenge? It Starts with You!
In this episode, we unpack a Forbes article, “10 Things Every Leader Should Challenge.” You may be surprised to learn about challenges that may seem foundational and some that are not. We look at leadership challenges, from our innermost thinking, foundational elements in organizations, to complex and innovative steps, all, with a focus on evolving organizations toward a better World.
Coaches’ Corner: How to start a practice of journaling
Looking for a way to gain insights through self-reflection? Journaling can be the answer. In this episode we share our tips for starting a journaling practice and the many benefits this can bring to your development as a leader and human.
Brett Bizik on Rediscovering Our Beautiful Selves
We talk with Brett Bizik, makeup artist and beauty expert, on the magic of uncovering our unique beauty on the outside so that we can show the world our amazing beauty on the inside. Through sharing his personal stories of struggle and triumph, we get a window into an industry that does not always have our best interest at heart and his unique approach to addressing this as well as his inspiring wisdom for living our best life.
What do you need right now? Explore the life-giving practice of self-compassion to build your resilience and be a better leader
Inspired by our guest in last week’s episode, Brett Bizik, we explore deeper the important practice of self-compassion through the lens of Dr. Kristin Neff’s work. We hope you can find opportunities to pause and be self-compassionate so that you can be your best self for your team and your loved ones during this busy time of year that can be both joyous and painful.
An Abundance of Gratitude and Mindfulness!
In the episode, we interview two accomplished leaders, Anika Klix and Mark Coates, who are both loyal listers of this podcast, on the topics of gratitude and mindfulness in leadership.
Gems: How to Pause to Thrive
In the episode, we explore a method for pausing that Anika Klix and Mark Coates referred to in our interview with them in our last episode. We review the 4 steps to STOP and how implementing this practice can help us thrive as leaders in our work and life.
Dr. Marilyn Gist on the Extraordinary Power of Leader Humility
In our first episode of the new year, Dr. Marilyn Gist talks with us about how to be a great leader and the extraordinary power of leadership humility. We discuss how her research, and book, help leaders not only be successful in the present, but be a great leader sustainably over time. She also gives us a sneak peek into what she is working on now, which might surprise you - we think it is a game changer.
Phyllis H. Sarkaria on Courageous Clarity
Phyllis talks with us about her book, Courageous Clarity, and how to step out as a leader beyond the everyday and create a clear path forward to inspire, influence and engage your teams for greater results.
Nicole Bianchi on Transforming Your Business and Leadership through Small Brave Moves
In this episode, Nicole Bianchi, author of Small Brave Moves - learn why little acts of bravery are the key to life-changing leadership, talks with us about her book and how showing up authentically is not only a courageous act but the key to unlocking our growth and sustainable success as a human and a leader. Nicole shares with us how “Bravership”(the intersection between bravery and leadership) has the power to drive your business and transform your leadership.
Our Passion, Purpose and Plans for 2023
In this episode Kristal and Tricia share their personal stories about the beginning of the new year, plans for 2023 and why this year’s focus for the podcast is personal. They also explore a few of their key takeaways from our amazing guests in January who all helped us launch the year so strongly.
It’s More Than Just Fluff: How Hope Drives Life and Leadership
We dig deeper into our 2023 focus for the podcast, “hope.” We explore its definition, why it matters, how it has shown up in our lives and how it is a critical component of a good life and effective leadership. We “hope” you’ll enjoy this episode and come away informed AND inspired.
An Ode To a Few of Our Loves in Anticipation of Valentine’s Day!
In this Valentine’s Day Eve episode, we share some of the things we love including a tried-and-true HBR article on…you guessed it…LOVE and leadership. We also get a surprise visit from an important member of our Lifting Leaders Podcast team, Chance Roberts, who shares some of the things he is loving these days and brings him hope, as a student at Colorado State University. Ready to be inspired?
Jeff McAuliffe on Making a Difference, Starting with You
We talk with Jeff McAuliffe, Activist, Coach and Consultant and creator of the newsletter 52 Weeks of Earth Day, about his journey to personal accountability for making the world a better place. He invites us to reflect on how we can make small changes in our own thinking and behavior and ultimately join together with others who are on a similar journey in order to create a movement of positive actions within our own communities. This is an act of hope. We hope you will listen, reflect and take action.
Jeff’s Gems: How to Wake UP! and Change Our Habits for a Better World
Reflecting on some of the gems from Jeff McAuliffe, we explore the underlying theme of change and how it presents, as we move to make incremental changes toward saving our planet. Listen in as we unpack insights around how commercial products impact our own lives and how we may need to rethink our actions and change some habits (you guessed it…toilet paper). Learn about what drives the 5 stages of change. We HOPE you will listen in and get ready for our BIG Lifting Leaders Podcast First Anniversary Party! It’s coming in March…so, listen in for more details and get ready to PARTY!
A Musical Appeal to Save the Earth, with Dr. G. Victoria Campbell
Have you ever felt so passionate about something that you willingly jumped out of your comfort zone, to pursue a completely new and unknown path? In this episode, we visit with Victoria Campbell, PhD., HR professional, eco-activist and musical composer, as she shares her fascinating journey of discovery from business professional to creator of the eco-musical, “Treeson.” Her story is filled with inspirational gems from which all of us, when we’re ready to hear the message, can learn and grow. Victoria shares a few very special gifts, so we Hope you will listen, from start to finish and we Hope you are as moved and inspired as we are!
Gems from Victoria Campbell
We are, once again, on a mining expedition and, in this episode, we tap into a few of the gems we found, during our interview, last week, with Victoria Campbell. Join us as we share the connections we see, between Victoria’s amazing quest to save our earth and Herminia Ibarra’s wisdom, as found in her book, Working Identify.
Coaches’ Corner: Unpacking the Leader 360 Degree Assessment
In this episode of Coaches’ Corner, we examine the leader 360-degree assessment as a tool for development. We share what a 360-degree assessment is and what it is not, and we tap into the views from a few trusted leadership experts on what makes a 360-degree review successful. Are you ready to take a deeper dive into a tool that can reveal your strengths, as well as potential opportunities for development? The answers are just a click away…we Hope you’ll listen in!
Making a Better World through the Lens of a Camera with Robert Chism
Kristal and Tricia get a lesson in perspective, as they visit, with Pacific Northwest renowned photographer and artist, Robert Chism. Listen in and learn about this accomplished photographer, whose work is on display, not only at several local establishments, in King & Pierce Counties, WA, but also at the Seattle Space Needle. Robert’s talents have crossed international lines, as well. One of his works was given, as a gift to Japan. We hope you’ll listen in and learn, for yourself, some of the connections he sees, between the work he does, and making a better and more inspired world.
What’s Art Got to do With Leadership?
In this gem-mining expedition, following the interview with photographer and artist, Robert Chism, Kristal and Tricia explore leadership as an actual art. Join them, as they walk through an article and unpack what makes this topic so timely. Do you know the 12 artistic criteria for judging the art of particular leaders? You may be surprised at how interchangeable they are with those of artists and how critical artistic leadership is toward making a better world. Kristal and Tricia also reveal a new, one-hour workshop, coming soon. Can you say VUCA Voodoo? Take a listen!
Michael Melcher on The Vital Value of Networks
When was the last time you connected with the people in your network? What steps do you take to effectively utilize (and nurture) this priceless resource? How do you grow and maintain a network? Join Kristal and Tricia as they virtually visit internationally known executive coach, leadership expert and accomplished author, Michael Urtuzuastegui Melcher. Listen in and learn about his latest book, You Invisible Network, and find out why your own network isn’t the only thing you, as a leader, need to be thinking about. If you lead others, you will find this episode a true eye opener.
Gems from Michael Melcher: The Value of Networks
When was the last time you touched base with each member of your network? Do you know how to effectively use your network? Do you know how to support them? In this episode, Kristal and Tricia unearth more gems from the Michael Melcher mine (Episode 48). They dig deeper into the topic and share ways to build, maintain and grow your network. Remember, if you’re a leader (and everyone is), you’ll find some interesting gems of your own, in this episode.
Coaches’ Corner: Adjust Your Sunglasses and Let’s Talk about Vision!
It’s Spring! And, at this time of the year, a time of planting and renewal, it seems fitting to focus on the topic of Vision…the Vision statement, that is. If you’re like a fair portion of the population, this may have you wondering, “What is a vision statement?” “Why is it important, and how do you create one?” Join Kristal and Tricia, on their 50th episode of the Lifting Leaders Podcast, as they offer some answers and insights on this topic. Learn some of the questions that a vision statement addresses and why it is so important, particularly if you have an organization, an entrepreneurial endeavor or are thinking about major goals in your family. Learn about the connection between having a vision and HOPE. This episode is packed with great information and food for thought and for those who listen all the way to the end, there is a special 50th episode insider surprise that is sure to make you grin. So, adjust your sunglasses, crank up the volume and take a listen!
Mental Health at Work, from a Leader’s Perspective – A Discussion with Melanie Vargas
We kick off National Mental Health Awareness month with a thought-provoking conversation with our friend, Melanie Vargas, Founder and CEO of Radical Ignition. Melanie shares her story and insights from an insider’s perspective on how mental health challenges are showing up in the world today, and the critical role that leaders need to play, toward promoting mental well-being. This discussion raises some important points about who has been most impacted by events like the pandemic, layoffs, quiet quitting, and more. Are you ready to meet mental health, head on? Listen in and learn ways in which businesses and leaders can effectively promote mental well-being in the workplace.
Channeling our Inner Melanie Vargas - Mining for Mental Health Awareness Gems
With Mental Health Awareness Month, well under way, we unpack Burnout, one of the gems we gained from our friend, Melanie Vargas, during our last episode. Did you know that a staggering 81% of employees navigate through some type of burnout or mental health issue? We reveal some concerning statistics about the causes of burnout in organizations, before, during and after the pandemic and share ways in which leaders can lead conversations about wellbeing. You will learn about CCL’s Wellbeing Challenge and so much more. Finally…VUCA Vanquished is just around the corner so, listen in, to learn how to sign up for this free, one-hour, highly-interactive growth opportunity!
Glodean 2.0 - Spreading the LOVE!
Do you know what LOVE looks like? In this episode we are gifted, once again, with gems from Glodean Champion, TEDx and keynote speaker, author, and champion of LOVE, as she reveals her formula to narrowing gaps between people’s perceptions and deep-seeded beliefs and misunderstandings of others. Listen in as Glodean shares stories of encounters she has had, over the past several months, that give her (and us) hope about honoring our differences and celebrating things we have in common. Finally…VUCA Vanquished is coming up, on May 26th so listen in, to learn how to sign up for this free, one-hour, highly interactive growth opportunity!
Gems from Glodean 2.0 - LOVE and Belonging
We LOVED talking with Glodean Champion in last week’s episode so we continue the love by diving deeper into one important outcome of LOVE - a true sense of Belonging. Go with us on an exploration of the important role leaders AND teams play in creating an elevated culture at work through intentionally focusing on ways to increase belonging. Outcomes from employees who feel they belong are tangible including more innovation, increased performance, satisfaction and the increased ability to persevere through tough challenges. We also share two more practical tools from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) to help you expand your practice of creating a culture of Belonging. Finally…VUCA Vanquished is coming up, on May 26th so listen in, to learn how to sign up for this free, one-hour, highly interactive growth opportunity!
Coaches’ Corner: Talk About Networking!
Talk about networking!! Want to hear two people unpack the amazing time they had at their first “live” learning conference, since the pandemic? Join Kristal and Tricia as they recall some of the highlights of the Hudson Institute of Coaching’s Learning Conference, in Santa Barbara, CA. Woven in amongst all the excitement are some great gems on networking and community. Learn more about the initiative Kristal and Tricia are working on, that focuses on healthcare, from different angles. Finally, find out more about their Hope Research Project. So…sit back, relax, and listen to these two coaches in this coaches corner.