Being a Beginner: 5 (Often Forgotten) Benefits

Running (Into) A Beginner’s Mindset A year ago, a friend asked me to fill in last minute.  She had put together a relay team for the Baltimore marathon. One of her teammates had another obligation, and my friend wasn’t about to run two legs of the marathon herself.  (That would have meant she would have run a half marathon). “Six Read More >

Attract The Best Talent With This Key Question

It’s true—most hiring managers look at work history and education to decide if someone is worth interviewing. It makes sense, though. After all, they want to ensure the person has the right skills and experiences to align with their needs. But what about those special few, whose passion and dedication far exceed those with more education and work experience? Do Read More >

The Real Magic Needed To Provoke Greatness in Your Team: An Interview with Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President (Retired & Inspired) Walt Disney World® Resort

Want employees who care greatly about creating remarkable results? Listen to this interview! Lee Cockerell is one of the most down-to-earth and transparent leaders I’ve been privileged to interview. Far beyond management and leadership, Lee got to the heart of what’s needed to provoke greatness in yourself and your team. Enjoy! Resources from the interview: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Read More >

What To Do When Poaching is A Problem: An Interview Ms. Lisa Rosenthal, CEO and co-founder of The Mayvin Consulting Group

During this fun and lively interview, Lisa Rosenthal shares the story that lead to her passion for building a powerful brand and company culture. Considering the turbulent nature of the government contracting industry, I was deeply interested in learning how Mayvin has successfully reached 90% employee retention, particularly considering the all-too-common threat of poaching. Lisa shared her secret strategies for Read More >

Staying Relevant in a Highly Competitive Marketplace: An Interview with Dawnna St Louis

This was quite possibly the most fun interview I’ve done. Dawnna’s approach to innovation is refreshing and practical. Throughout the interview, Dawnna give’s practical steps for companies—large and small—to remain relevant, to innovate, and to do so within budget. The following are 4 areas of innovation are covered within the interview (listen in to get the details):     Routine.     Disruptive.     Radical. Read More >

Strategies for Dealing with the Energy Crisis in the American Workplace: An Interview With Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s

The first time I met Ari was through his book, Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading, Part 2; A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Being a Better Leader.  After underlining, circling, and writing all over the inside of his book, I couldn’t help but reach out and personally thank him for writing such an exceptional book. I wanted to hug him then, Read More >

Why Dieting Destroys Self-Confidence in the Workplace and Beyond: An Interview with Dr. Michelle May

Dr. Michelle May was one of the highlights of my trip to the National Speakers Association’s Annual Convention this year. Her passion—born out of her own struggle with yo-yo dieting—is infectious. Through this interview, Michelle shares the most critical element of successful eating: Mindfulness. Of course, that’s a loaded word! Through the interview, you’ll gain a clear understanding of her Read More >

Want to Be Truly Valued and Remembered?: An Interview With Jane Atkinson

Jane Atkinson is a powerful person, with a mission to help speakers elevate their game and transform the lives of those their audiences. She’s so good that I hired her myself! She’s down-to-earth, practical, and vulnerable at the same time. She brought that same level of excellence to this interview. Jane has been helping speakers catapult their careers for over Read More >

5 Simple Steps to Bringing Out the Best in Others: An Interview With Stacy Allegro

Can you imagine being fired for initiative? Better yet, can you imagine firing an employee who consistently went above and beyond to serve your customer and reach your team goals? Of course not! Yet, this happens every day. And, it happened to Stacy. Not once, but 16 times in one summer. Remarkably, she now serves as an advisor to many Read More >

What Women Need to Know to Thrive in a Male-Dominated Industry: An Interview With Sheila Callahan

Without question, this is one of the most powerful interviews I’ve ever had the privilege of recording. Beyond being a National Account Manager at T. Rowe Price, Sheila Callahan is one of the most authentic, open, and curious people I’ve ever known. After hearing these stories—while we sat in a car together, and after a fruitful trip to a local Read More >