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226: Jeremy Segal—How to Share Your Wisdom To Influence Others

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to really, authentically, share your hidden wisdom

Jeremy Segal has a fascinating story to share. His life is a series of successes that follow no pattern or a straight line. He is never sure where he is heading but off he goes, and on the way, builds followers and fans...and businesses that are remarkable. In today’s podcast, Jeremy tells you all about his journey and challenges you to rethink your own. Get ready to learn and grow!

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Topics: emotional intelligence, business leadership

221: Dr Elia Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos—Don’t Struggle: Here Are 7 Ways To Manage The Pandemic

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate crises in an emotionally healthy way

I was so delighted to meet Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos that I wanted to share them with you on our podcast. These are two amazing men. They are both of Greek backgrounds and, as you may know, I did my doctoral research on Greek immigrants and Greek culture. To say we had a lot in common is an understatement. What did we talk about? The pandemic, of course, and the new book they wrote in 45 days. That’s right. They decided they had wisdom to share that could help guide people through the COVID-19 crisis, so they put their heads down and made it happen. There are so many great lessons here for all of us. Listen in!

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Topics: emotional intelligence, crisis management

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

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

190: Carl Clark—How Social Distancing Can Really Help You Stay Healthy

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to cope more effectively during these difficult times

During these very difficult times of the pandemic, we know that so many people are struggling with an entirely new way to live their daily lives. Some cannot deal with the isolation. Others are trying to manage with their children and their spouses at home. Elders are feeling vulnerable and isolated. The emotions are under great stress. Humans hate the lack of certainty. They also need others to create a safe social life. With this in mind, we wanted to share with our listeners and readers what mental health professionals advise and how their wisdom might help you cope more effectively. Our guest today is Carl Clark. I have worked with Carl and his organization, the Mental Health Center of Denver, to help them rethink their Blue Ocean Strategy. Please listen.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, mental health

178: Patrik Birkhane—Helping Us Live Healthier, Happier And More Peaceful Lives

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn what wonderful things can come from a quiet mind

I met Patrick when we were both traveling in Sicily. As we talked about our own life journeys, I learned that he has held successful positions in advertising, marketing, content development and event planning. He was very good at them but not very happy with them, so he moved to a small island off Scandinavia and became a newscaster. He then began to wonder about life and what he was seeing all around him: the extinction of animals, the troubles in our climate, and the difficulties people are having living healthy lives. Not afraid of change, he became a mindfulness coach and now helps others find their peacefulness, their humanness, and their personal center. I have gotten so much out of my conversations with Patrik, and you will too.

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Topics: behavior change, emotional intelligence

161: Susan Steinbrecher—Discover The Secret To Successful Relationships!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate tough conversations with emotional resilience

Susan Steinbrecher has developed an approach that you should know more about. Focused on helping people better understand how to talk to each other, develop stronger relationships and overcome their differences, Susan is an expert in helping businesses and other organizations build strong teams. Her new book, "Meaningful Allignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life,"  teaches us how to do this too. In fact, it's a novel about a man whose work life and home life are in tatters. By using Susan’s methods, he discovers a different way to deal with people, and turns around himself and his life. In our podcast, you'll learn how to build emotional resilience and navigate tough conversations with confidence and compassion!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence

154: Benjamin Mathes—Recovering The Lost Art Of Listening

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn what the incredible power of listening can do!

I received a copy of Benjamin Mathes’ book, Short Paragraphs on Listening,” as a gift after a speech I gave recently in Los Angeles. Not knowing much about Ben, I was curious about why an actor was teaching others about how to listen, even asking them to post signs on street corners encouraging strangers to come speak with them. But that is Ben’s magic. In our podcast, we dig deep into Ben’s own life experiences and the need to listen to others if we are going to find ourselves. As you listen to Ben, you too will realize that listening is far more important than most of us ever thought. Perhaps you'll find yourself pausing, listening and enjoying others in totally new ways. That's what happened to me...hopefully to you too. Enjoy, and please share.

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Topics: emotional intelligence, driving change, social change

131: Jeff Leisawitz—Not F*ing Around

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jeff Leisawitz teaches us how to tap into our own amazing creativity!

Creativity coach Jeff Leisawitz burns with a mission: to inspire writers, artists, musicians and people everywhere to tap into their creativity, to heal their hearts and to shine in the world. As his book, Not F*ing Around: The No Bullsh*t Guide for Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Groundtells us: Can’t quite get your creative juices flowing? Is your day job sucking your soul? Are you fizzled out before you put the finishing touches on your amazing creation? Maybe it's time to pause, step back and rethink who you are and what your purpose and passions are. Listen to our podcast and you may just come away with a whole new outlook on your amazingly creative self, just waiting to be discovered! Enjoy.

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Topics: anthropology, behavior change, emotional intelligence

078: TaRita Johnson—What is Your Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as TaRita Johnson shows us how to build better relationships!

Ever wonder why some relationships at work, home, among friends or family, just don’t work out the way you thought? Maybe you need a dose of Emotional Intelligence (EI). What’s that, you ask? Take a listen to TaRita Johnson and learn how EI helps you build stronger relationships with better results by pausing, reflecting and changing the way you interact with others. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, business change, emotional intelligence

071: Michelle Turman—Achieving Your Great Success, Now

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Michele Turman teach you how to achieve
the success you deserve!

As you know, On the Brink podcast is all about helping you "see, feel and think" in new ways so you can really soar! In this episode, I interview Michelle Turman, bestselling author and Principle of Catalyst Consulting Services, whose mission is to facilitate positive change in businesses and non-profits. It is so hard to drive change. But that is what we must do to adapt to these fast-changing times. In this podcast, we delve into why it's so difficult for individuals and companies to really achieve the success they deserve and could accomplish. Want answers? Listen in!

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Topics: Change Management, business change, emotional intelligence, business innovation

030: Cheryl McMillan—How To Develop Your Emotional Intelligence And Why It Matters

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

 



Listen now to Cheryl McMillan talk about developing 
your emotional intelligence!

Do you ever regret how you reacted to a certain situation at work or home? Do you wonder why you responded the way you did? If you knew how to react differently, would you be able to change? Whether you're a business leader, employee, entrepreneur, teacher, parent or private citizen, you'll learn how to be less reactionary to situations that arise in your life and practical ways you can change your behavior for the better. Listen, learn and share! 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, vistage, behavior change, emotional intelligence

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