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215: Peter Winick—Can A Thought Leader Help You Think Better?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 29, 2020 8:48:58 AM

Learn how to think better, think smarter

I had really not paid attention to a category of professionals called “Thought Leaders.” But when Peter Winick reached out to me about growing my business as a “thought leader,” I was curious. Who were these folks and what did they do? I invited him onto our podcast to share his purpose and to educate us on the power and potential of thought leaders to help us, each of us, “think better.” Now I am a devoted member of Peter’s Thought Leaders Thinking Group and enjoy every minute of our weekly hour together with him and his business partner Bill Sherman, along with several dozen very thoughtful leaders. Would you also like to learn how to think better? Listen in!

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

214: Michael Tate—Are You Terrified Of The Pain Of Change?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace change rather than flee from it 

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Michael (Mike) Tate once before on our podcast, in March of 2019. He is a charming man who has a purpose and a passion to help others find their way through often-challenging times. Today's podcast focuses on his new book, "Roll Up Your Sleeves," a collection of common-sense approaches to managing stress that are very helpful for leaders, in their careers and in their lives. Career coaching is Mike’s passion and calling, and he loves helping clients make their best next career move. Are you facing some big changes in your work, your life? I invite you to listen in and learn from Mike. He has great lessons for all of us.

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Topics: Change Management, change, business leadership

213: Sevetri Wilson—How To Make Sure Money Flows To Where The Need Is?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make sure donations have an impact

Sevetri Wilson, serial entrepreneur and founder of two highly successful companies, had a purpose and a passion. She wanted to make a difference, in the world and in people's lives. In our podcast today, she will tell you how she had to rethink her future and move in directions she had never anticipated, always helping others. Maybe your life has followed similar paths? I know you'll find Sevetri’s story and the work she is doing very inspirational, as I did. Listen and enjoy!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

212: Amanda Levinson—How Can Technology Help In A Crisis?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 22, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one person is making a huge difference

You are going to be captivated by this podcast with Amanda Levinson. If you have ever asked, “Why is it so hard to help people in need?” you may find your answer in NeedsList, the tech company she co-founded that offers solutions for communities displaced by climate change, conflict and poverty worldwide. A social entrepreneur, Amanda spends her time trying to make life better for others. You'll hear how she was inspired by her grandmother, a woman who was also trying to change the world for the better. (I remember my own grandmother, who molded me and whom I unknowingly modeled myself after.) You'll also hear how Amanda converted her values, beliefs and culture into programs and products to achieve her purpose. Please enjoy.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation

211: Kerri Schoonyoung—Coming Out Of The Recession, Are You Ready For Your Life 2.0

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate a new path for yourself!

Is this a time when you have been forced to strip out the busy parts of life and rethink what comes next? Is it time to stop checking the boxes? And have you recognized lately that you are really good at self-motivation, independence and autonomy, but you aren’t able to do any of that in your old job? You might ask yourself in this new world we now find ourselves in, what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this podcast, Kerri Schoonyoung will share with us how she and her company, Dept. 11, can help you find your "Life 2.0." Get ready to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, change, behavior change

210: Lisa Broderick—How To Build Peaceful Communities With Our Peace Officers

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how attitudes toward police became transformed

Lisa Broderick recently told me how she had her “aha” moment. Sitting on a beach in Florida, she watched a police four-wheeler driving along the sand. On its side was a big sign: Peace Officer. She had long been disturbed by the amount of violence in our cities, in our society, and in fact, everywhere. Could the words “Peace Officer” change how we thought about the men and women in uniform who are here to help us stay peaceful? Was there a “low tech, high impact” way to create meaningful and lasting change? Yes, there was. Lisa created Police2Peace, a non-pofit that works with cities and police departments around the country to transform safety and security into a collaborative effort. Now more than ever, all of us need to hear her amazing story.

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Topics: Culture Change, emotional intelligence, women leaders

209: Billy Bross—How To Capitalize On The Online Courses Gold Mine

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to market and grow your own online course!

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Billy Bross, a business coach and consultant who specializes in marketing online courses. Billy helps people create and market online courses so they can share their great ideas with others — and earn a living doing it. A true entrepreneur, he left a promising career in the renewable energy industry to grow an online academy for home beer brewers. Other course creators started asking Billy for help, and he has now sold online courses in over 50 different niches, generating millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. During our podcast you will learn how he did it and how you might be able to as well. Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, business innovation, advisors for entrepreneurs

208: Suzanne Doyle-Ingram—Have You Ever Wanted To Write A Book? Perhaps The Time Is Now!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 12, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to write a book and get it on Amazon!

As an award-winning author and now having finished my second book, I know it is a tough row to hoe when you think you have something to share and want to write a book about it. You yourself might be wondering, but how do you write a book? In today’s podcast, Suzanne Doyle-Ingram talks about her method for helping people, just like you and me, write, publish, and best of all, use their book to grow their business. If you've got an idea and want to share it, don't miss this!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

207: Kim Bohr—Assessing Your Company’s Organization To Sustain Growth In Changing Times

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to realign your organization's culture for amazing growth! 

We were delighted recently to have another great interview about leadership and organizational development, this time with Kim Bohr. She was terrific. An author, excellent keynote speaker, executive advisor and CEO of The Innovare Group, Kim talked with us about how she works with companies and their leaders to assess, align and accelerate their strategic priorities. Notably, she helps them see that each of their decisions has a profound impact on their talent, company culture, and ultimately, their business’s growth. Want to grow? Listen in as Kim teaches us how!

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Topics: business growth strategies, women in business, business change, women entrepreneurs, business leadership

206: Dave McKeown—The Need For Self-Evolved Leadership

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to be the great leader the future needs!

We have been developing a Leadership Academy for a healthcare system and working with their team to develop great leaders. This is particularly important during times of great stress, like this pandemic that is upon us. But it is equally important during the more normal yet still uncertain times that were affecting the world before the COVID-19 mess. The need for effective leadership goes way beyond healthcare. It is a recurring theme virtually everywhere. But what type of leaders are needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with all the changes to our workplace and workers? Add the pandemic to the mix and leadership is facing its own crisis. How can we soften the great transformation and enable leaders of today to refocus for tomorrow? Listen in.

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Topics: Leadership, business leadership

205: Doris Milton—How You Can Adapt, Fast, To Changing Times

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 4, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how you can change and find your dream career!

Doris Milton and I do very similar things, albeit in different ways. We love to help people change so they can thrive in changing times. Today's podcast focuses on how Doris does this for healthcare professionals who have begun to burn out at their jobs. We talk about how to help people who are searching for other paths in their lives, paths that better fit their purpose and passions. With the coronavirus now all around the world, I have a hunch that this podcast is going to speak to far too many healthcare professionals. While we hope they all emerge from the pandemic unscathed, we know that the rigors of their profession take its toll on them. Do listen.

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Topics: change, behavior change

204: David Rendall—The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to embrace your flaws to achieve success

This was an unexpectedly powerful interview. David Rendall has literally turned lemons into lemonade. As he shares with us, growing up he had a hard time fitting into the norms which his teachers and parents expected of him. He moved around too much, talked too much, and found himself always a little on the outside of what others thought was “normal.” Then he had an epiphany. He realized that what he had was a gift for turning the things that others did not want him to do into things they loved watching him do. He took his weaknesses and turned them into strengths. In this podcast, he teaches us how to do the same. Incredible lessons here! Listen in.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional intelligence, business model innovation

203: Donna Cornell—What Are The Best Job-Hunting Tips For These Disruptive Times?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to get the right job that's just right for you

Today I bring you Donna Cornell to talk with us about how to find a job during the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donna has a new book coming out called "Job Searching in Pandemic Times," and whether or not you are looking for a job right now and worrying about what awaits you in the future, you will love her experience, insights and stories. These days, we have no idea how the job market is going to rebound from this economic recession, so I urge you to use the information Donna shares in this podcast to get you ready for tomorrow. It will be here before you know it. As futurists and culture change experts, we wholeheartedly agree. Listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

202: Andrea Simon—Now Is No Time To Be Afraid Of This Blurry Future

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to reinvent your reality and embrace change

As we work with our clients during this pandemic, we're noticing a recurring theme. They've figured out how to deal with living at home, working at home and being at home. But now they're beginning to be anxious about what's coming next. It's strange, isn't it, that without a clear vision of the future, it's very hard to live today. In this podcast, I talk about these feelings that so many of us are having, and how this crisis is an excellent time for you to innovate, reinvent your reality, and start doing the things you've been trying to do for a long time. Please listen, learn and share.

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Topics: business change, change, culture change expert

201: Karen Dietz—Your Story Is Your Secret to Amazing Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear why stories are the secret to your success

As humans, we are all storytellers. That’s what people do. Our brains take the information they receive and create stories to make sense of it. By the time you are in your late 20s, you pretty much have created your own story, and changing that “reality” is very difficult. You only "see" what your brain tells you fits with your own story. And usually, you are the hero in that story. When a friend introduced me to Karen Dietz, a pioneer in business storytelling, I was thrilled at the opportunity to bring her to you. Karen shares with us her wisdom, and also her own story. Listen in, then think about your own story and ask yourself if it needs changing for today's times?

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Topics: women in business, storytelling, women entrepreneurs

200: Sharon Cully—Great Ideas to Help Entrepreneurs Gain Time and Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 18, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to embrace change so your business can grow

This podcast was a lot of fun. We love to listen to others who try to help organizations operate better and simplify their processes. Sharon Cully came to us from New Zealand where she is the owner and founder of Simply Processes, an organization which helps entrepreneurs find the time they need to grow their business, make more money and create more freedom. With 15+ years of experience working with leading global brands like Coca-Cola, Diageo and GlaxoSmithKline, Sharon has successfully helped companies around the world increase performance and minimize costs, all while meeting customer objectives.

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Topics: women in business, business change, women entrepreneurs

199: Matt Artz—How An Anthropologist Can Open Your Mind To Brilliant New Ideas

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropologists can transform your business!

How amazing it was to meet and have the opportunity to interview Matt Artz, another business anthropologist like myself. This was a delightful podcast, focusing on the growing importance of anthropology in business and corporate settings. Matt shares with you his own experiences applying the methods and tools of anthropology to help companies better understand customer needs, build better cultures and capture designs to create exceptional user experiences. You will enjoy hearing about his journey, learning what anthropologists do and understanding why they have become so valuable to businesses today. Do listen in!

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Topics: Business Anthropology, anthropology

198: Adam Gamwell—How to Redesign Your Life Using Design Thinking

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 11, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to reinvent your future in the midst of crisis

At the height (or depth) of the COVID-19 crisis, we thought it might be valuable to have an anthropologist share with you his perspective on how we might imagine the changes that are going to follow this major economic disruption, especially since we too are anthropologists. We had Adam Gamwell on our podcast back in September 2017 which you can listen to here, and it was natural to want him back now. As you listen, you'll hear how anthropologists are very good at stepping back and observing the changes and adaptations people are making to the crisis. You will enjoy this podcast, as insightful as it is timely. Listen and learn!

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Topics: Business Anthropology, anthropology, futurism

197: Sarah Wilson—See How Great PR Can Build A Better Story For YOU

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 7, 2020 7:35:00 AM

Learn how to maximize your identity and your brand

When I launched my book in 2017, I was privileged to work with Sarah Wilson on the publicity. She is a very talented PR advisor and together we had great success in promoting the book, me, and the work that we do at Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC). While I no longer work with Sarah, as she and her communications organization have expanded in scope and the world of PR has changed, it seemed timely to bring her onto our podcast. She has some great ideas about how authors and others can leverage influencers, social media and targeted events to build their identities and create better value for themselves and their customers. There are important lessons here for all of us. Listen in!

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Topics: social marketing, women in business, women entrepreneurs

195: Cal Halvorsen—Post-Coronavirus: What If You Can’t Retire Now?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 5, 2020 4:05:39 PM

Hear how to re-think retirement during the pandemic

During this coronavirus crisis, there is a vital need to recognize the humanity in the numbers. Remember, each statistic represents a real person. I invited Cal Halvorsen to join us again to talk about his perspectives on the next stage of life for older adults. (We first interviewed him in September, 2018 which you can listen to here.) In today's podcast, we talk about the abrupt changes this pandemic has created for seniors. And after it finally flattens and fades, how can we ensure that they can live safely and think about retirement, again? Much to learn here.Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, retirement

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