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When we take a moment to discover the beauty of the world, we get inspired not only by the story of each place we go to, but by the story of how we were able to get there. In this episode of What's Working Now? Katie talks about a trip to Europe with her family, something that they have been putting off for some time. She gives us a vibrant recollection of their experiences through the lens of gratitude, and the shadow of melancholy from a heartbreaking news. In the light of these life lessons, Katie extends the invitation to the magical Old San Juan, for a 3 day retreat to find your North Star and discover your True North. Key Takeaways from this episode:Connection, power tools, and purposeA disoriented client after reaching his goalsNavigating the creation of your next vision Leverage your calling and purposeAn invitation to bring your truth to the surfaceA compass sketch that has everything you need About Katie Richardson:Katie, once a girl who just liked to have fun, transformed into a globally recognized designer and entrepreneur. With expertise in woodworking, welding, drawing, and sewing, she crafted her own path. Despite initial doubts and imposter syndrome, Katie defied expectations by establishing Puj, a business that now boasts its products in 2,000 US stores and 26 countries, delighting over 1 million customers worldwide. Her greatest aspiration is to inspire women across the globe. Renowned shows like the Ellen Degeneres Show, Rachael Ray Show, Today Show, and Entrepreneur Magazine have featured her, while influential figures like Martha Stewart, Matt Damon, Camilla Alves, Mario Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Kourtney Kardashian, Bill & Giuliana Rancic, and Pam Beesley have embraced her products. Today, Katie is a coach, mother of four, wife, author, and powerful speaker.To connect with Katie:An Event in Puerto Rico (November 9-11, 2023) : https://now.katierichardson.com/eventWebsite: https://katierichardson.com/CASE STUDIES: https://now.katierichardson.com/casestudyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-richardson-creator Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-working-now/id1515291698BuzzSprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1847280Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kV8cL7eTZ70UAXMOtcBbr
It's time to welcome best selling author, mental health expert, and host of the Dr. John Delony Show, John Delony, back to Linch with a Leader. In this episode, Mike and Dr. John discuss his new book, 'Building a Non-Anxious Life,' and how this book can set so many people free.Welcome to the Linch with a Leader Podcast, where you're invited to join the spiritual principles behind big success, with host Mike Linch.Subscribe to the channel so you never miss an episode: youtube.com/@linchwithaleaderPrefer just listening? SUBSCRIBE to the podcast here:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dJfeLbikJlKlBqAx6mDYW?si=bcb311d852c947c2Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/linch-with-a-leader/id1279929826Find show notes and more information at: www.mikelinch.comFollow for EVERYDAY leadership content and interaction:Follow on X: https://twitter.com/mikelinchFollow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikelinch/Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092865145437JOIN Mike for a Sunday at NorthStar Church:www.northstarchurch.org youtube.com/@nsckennesawConnect with Dr. John:Follow on X: https://x.com/johndelony?s=20Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johndelony/?hl=enWebsite: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delonyWatch his show on YouTube: youtube.com/@UC4HiMKM8WLcNbt9ae_XNRNQOrder 'Building a Non-Anxious Life': https://store.ramseysolutions.com/personal-growth/books/building-a-non-anxious-life-by-dr-john-delony/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpc-oBhCGARIsAH6ote8E-JOHIbCwWeYhhjPVdPvZFdhQjEsjlrTd9i66B1d5f1EsVVRt28kaAjJYEALw_wcB
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Last night I learned something truly preposterous. Tennessee State University, which is one of the most important Black colleges in America, is owed $2.1 BILLION by the state and federal government after a federal research project determined they, and other Black colleges, were systemically underfunded for years. This is the literal definition of systemic racism. Today I want to unpack this story and also talk about what we can learn from the bigoted members of Congress that are about to shut the government down. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
0:44 - Introduction 2:20 - Fun memories of different cultures and languages5:10 - Quick language learner 6:14 - Favorite country/city7:00 - Favorite food city in the world7:33 - Mix of Parents' career/interest9:36 - Accident at the age of 1413:39 - The Origin story 17:25 - Gender Bias in corporate culture 18:39 - Getting into the Translation industry20:55 - Early lessons during opening a business22:22 - Reaction to the business24:37 - Experience in building teams/Hiring process27:05 - Getting into BIG Business28:34 - In touch with employees and customers 30:39 - Valuable Feedback31:33 - Show by change32:25 - Toxicity in the workplace34:23 - The hardest thing to make a difference on37:44 - Advice to college girls39:18 - "Dream big & win" - book writing process41:51 - Liz's Superpower42:49 - Liz's Northstar
I've taken a deep dive down this rabbit hole and think I have a very clear answer to all of the possible scenarios. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com.Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Just last month, Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Dial brutally shot and killed a young man who was sitting in his parked car. And to cover it all up, the cops lied and said that the victim, 27 year old Eddie Irizarry, got out of his car and lunged at police with a knife - giving the city, and the nation the impression that the shooting was justified and in self-defense. Except police made the entire story up. And it's all on film. In fact, Irizarry never even got out of his car. Never opened his door. Never rolled his window down. It was all a lie. Police, within 7 seconds of seeing the man, shot and killed him through his car window, then, according to hospital officials, abused his body afterwards. Thankfully, Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner charged the cop with murder, in what every expert called a clear open and shut case. But yesterday, a judge did something that I've never seen in my life. They just canceled the entire case and said that no evidence existed for the charges.WTF? Like what are we even talking about here. The evidence is on video. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1:25 – Sports Weekend (End of January)2:51 – Prediction for Next Week (Football)3:45 – Adam and Emeka meetup5:22 – Emeka before injury8:26 – The incident/accident11:40 – Family/friends during diagnosis12:50 – Rehab and Body State now14:13 – Deep Dark Thoughts16:39 – The Hard Time ‘ Losing Relationship'17:16 – Lack of Support22:56 – What is Life?26:49 – Moment of Sunshine31:01 – Going back to school26:14 – Direction and Purpose39:22 – The Ellen Show44:09 – What's on the Horizon46:56 – Single Greatest Piece of advice48:56 – Emeka's North Star
Welcome to the daily304 – your window into Wonderful, Almost Heaven, West Virginia. Today is Wednesday, Sept. 27 Snowshoe hosts a thrilling week of world-class mountain bike racing …Does your business have a vision? 3 Steps 2 Startup offers advice for getting ahead…and FestivFALL returns to the Capital City next month…on today's daily304. #1 – From POCAHONTAS COUNTY CVB -- The thrill of downhill racing, the endurance of cross-country marathons and the excitement of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Series are all coming together at Snowshoe Mountain Resort starting today through Oct. 1. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Pocahontas County in Almost Heaven, this event promises to be a high-octane extravaganza like no other. The series kicks off with an invigorating new addition to Snowshoe – the Cross Country Marathon World Cup (XCM). Covering a grueling 62-mile course through the Allegheny Mountains from Snowshoe to Durbin and back, this race will test riders' endurance and skills along Snowshoe Mountain's backcountry trails. This year, for the first time, the XCM race is open to amateur riders without the need for a pro license. Test your mettle on the same course as the professionals, starting just minutes behind the elite riders in the Marathon of Snowshoe! Read more: https://pocahontascountywv.com/gearing-up-for-uci-mountain-bike-world-series/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=september_2023 #2 – From 3 STEPS 2 STARTUP – In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the significance of having a clear and compelling vision cannot be overstated. A vision serves as the North Star, guiding a company's strategies, decisions, and actions. It not only provides direction but also inspires stakeholders to work towards a common goal. In its blog post, 3 Steps 2 Startup explores the importance of vision and how it shapes the trajectory of businesses. Learn how to foster innovation, cultivate employee engagement, and build a strong brand identity. Working with 3 Steps to Startup and WVCAP (West Virginia Capital Access Program) will help you overcome challenges and lack of clarity in your dreams and aspirations by helping you follow a clear plan and goals that will help you reach both financial stability and entrepreneurial success. Learn more: https://3steps2startup.com/2023/09/01/nurturing-success-the-power-of-vision-on-world-dream-day/ #3 – From GAZETTE-MAIL – It's shaping up to be a busy season in the Capital City. FestivFALL, Charleston's annual fall arts and music festival, returns Oct. 13-22. The event sees the return of favorites like the Harvest Art Fair, the Carriage Leaf Trail Walk and Glow in the Park at Slack Plaza. New for this year include the City Center Dead, a tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead, the Down & Dirty Country Music Festival, and the West Virginia International Film Festival's A Film Under the Stars, presenting “Ghostbusters.” The Clay Center also has released the schedule for its next season of Sound Checks, which kicks off Oct. 6 with Indie rock band Harbour. Read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/arts_and_entertainment/in-short-festivfall-returns-sound-checks-lineup-announced/article_fa3ce78d-1cb6-5db9-94d9-9524b6695328.html Find these stories and more at wv.gov/daily304. The daily304 curated news and information is brought to you by the West Virginia Department of Commerce: Sharing the wealth, beauty and opportunity in West Virginia with the world. Follow the daily304 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @daily304. Or find us online at wv.gov and just click the daily304 logo. That's all for now. Take care. Be safe. Get outside and enjoy all the opportunity West Virginia has to offer.
Unless you have a personality disorder, you probably don't like conflict. I am a pretty strong-willed woman who doesn't take shit from anyone, and I hate conflict. My pulse rate goes up and my palms get all sweaty. But I know, I cannot put my head in the sand and wait for situations to subside. Modern Gen X Woman don't avoid hard things. Yes, we may feel uncomfortable, drag our feet a bit but overall we face things and get through to the other side. In this episode we unpack how you can too. In this episode we're talking about… Signs you may be an avoider The benefits of avoiding situations, yes—that misery does work for you! Why sometimes we face certain things head on, like money, but have a harder time dealing with things like tough conversations Practical tips and tools to stop avoiding and start taking action The Modern Gen X Woman Podcast is one of the favorite podcasts for women in midlife. Our Special OffersSchedule your free, no-strings attached 30-minute session. Struggling in your professional life or business? Feel like you're at the bottom of the midlife U-curve? Schedule a free, no-strings attached 30-minute session with Jackie or Mimi. Want to connect with other Modern Gen X Women? Join our Facebook community Modern Gen X Woman created by Gen X Women for Gen X Women. Be a part of the conversation and get support on your career, business, and life.Download your FREE copy of GEN neXt magazine.We've been shouting just to be heard, doing for everyone else, sometimes minimized, often overlooked. This has been our mid-life experience, until now. Introducing GEN neXt, the magazine shining a light on the forgotten generation. Download your copy here. Are you a Modern Gen X Woman? Download the manifesto here. Use it as your North Star as you navigate what it is to be a woman in midlife. Like and follow Modern Gen X Woman, Jackie and Mimi. Facebook | Mimi on LinkedIn | Jackie on LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Subscribe to the Modern Gen X Woman Podcast: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Audible / Stitcher Get your free copy of our digital magazine, GEN neXt, The Voice of the Modern Gen X Woman. www.moderngenxwoman.com/gennext GEN NeXt is a collection of insights from incredible organizations, women, and industry experts who have dedicated themselves to the same cause—turning up the volume of women 40+. We're not just Gen X we're GEN neXt
Being brave in the unknown path is one thing, and knowing where you're heading is another. In this episode of What's Working Now? Katie talks about having a North Star to help keep you in the right direction. But before everything else, you have to identify your North Star, and it's very difficult to do it by yourself. Not only that, the challenge of finding it is only the beginning. Taking a chance on yourself is the only way to find out how far you can go, and to do it the right way makes that effort worth it in any direction. Key Takeaways from this episode:In the direction of the North StarA defined compass sketchStaying the courseAn invitation to change your lifeA story about regretTake a chance on yourself About Katie Richardson:Katie, once a girl who just liked to have fun, transformed into a globally recognized designer and entrepreneur. With expertise in woodworking, welding, drawing, and sewing, she crafted her own path. Despite initial doubts and imposter syndrome, Katie defied expectations by establishing Puj, a business that now boasts its products in 2,000 US stores and 26 countries, delighting over 1 million customers worldwide. Her greatest aspiration is to inspire women across the globe. Renowned shows like the Ellen Degeneres Show, Rachael Ray Show, Today Show, and Entrepreneur Magazine have featured her, while influential figures like Martha Stewart, Matt Damon, Camilla Alves, Mario Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Kourtney Kardashian, Bill & Giuliana Rancic, and Pam Beesley have embraced her products. Today, Katie is a coach, mother of four, wife, author, and powerful speaker.To connect with Katie:An Event in Puerto Rico: https://now.katierichardson.com/event Website: https://katierichardson.com/CASE STUDIES: https://now.katierichardson.com/casestudyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-richardson-creatorApple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-working-now/id1515291698BuzzSprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1847280Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kV8cL7eTZ70UAXMOtcBbr
Yes, Joe Biden is getting smashed by Donald Trump in several new polls. And yes, he called LL Cool J, who is 55 years old, a boy this weekend. But it's now abundantly clear to me that he is absolutely going to be the Democratic nominee. How do I know this? Staffers from the Democratic Party told me so. And they will abundantly clear and definitive. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Many times I've found myself at a crossroads, a situation where the future of my life, team, and company hinged on one tough choice. You've likely been there, too: a moment where your decision will ripple across the business, the team, and maybe even the industry. Every leader and CEO faces such moments that test your mettle, judgment, and foresight. Types of Tough Decisions Leaders Grapple With: Strategic Shifts: I remember pivoting my company's core business model. It was daunting. Do you stick with a known quantity or venture into the unknown for greater rewards? Leaders frequently find themselves evaluating the risk vs. reward of significant shifts. Personnel Changes: Have you ever had to let someone go? It's heart-wrenching, especially when it's a valued team member. But at times, such decisions are imperative for the organization's greater good. Financial Allocations: Think back to a time you had to cut costs or allocate funds between departments. It's like choosing between two good friends. Where do you place your bets? Dealing with Crisis: Think back to the decisions we had to make during the pandemic. When a crisis happens, we must be decisive. Why the Need to Make These Tough Calls? Why can't leaders sidestep or delegate these hard decisions? Vision: Leaders are the custodians of the organization's future. They have the bird's-eye view, making them best placed to guide its course. Accountability: With the title comes responsibility. When things go awry, the leader's name is on the line. Decisions, therefore, need to be owned fully. Empowerment: Often, these decisions empower others in the organization, setting the tone for a proactive, resilient culture. So, what do you do when you're faced with such a decision? Recall Steve Jobs' words: "Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." Actionable Tips for Navigating Decisions: 1. Seek Counsel: Engage mentors, peers, or experts in your field. While the final call is yours, their insights can be invaluable. 2. Trust Your Instincts: There's a reason you're in your role. Trust the instincts and experience that got you there. 3. Gather Data and Feedback: In today's digital age, data is plentiful. Use it. Conduct surveys, seek feedback, and gather as much relevant information as you can. Informed decisions are often better decisions. 4. Be Mindful and Stay Grounded: Clarity often comes from a calm mind. In the midst of chaos, take some deep breaths and clear your head. This can help see the bigger picture and make decisions from a place of serenity rather than stress. And then remember your organization's core values and mission. Let them be your North Star. 5. Reflect on Past Decisions: Sometimes, past experiences offer the best insights. Reflect on similar decisions you've made before. What worked? What didn't? Let history be a guide, but not a constraint. 6. Make the decision. Leaders have the responsibility to decide. You must be decisive and make the tough calls. Kicking the can down the road doesn't fix the issue. Making choices is the essence of being human and a leader. Question of the Week "What is something you are working on as a leader?" I am working on being more realistic about driving results. I tend to be too optimistic about what's achievable. So, I am making an effort to stay grounded. What does that mean? Pay attention to the data, details, and your employees' perspectives, and set sensible targets accordingly. Listen to the whole episode for more tips. Preorder my book, The Ownership Mindset, on Amazon or Barnes and Noble Follow me on Instagram or LinkedIn. Subscribe to my podcast Reflect Forward on iTunes Or check out my new YouTube Channel, where you can watch full-length episodes of Advice From a CEO! And if you are looking for a keynote speaker or a podcast guest, click here to book a meeting with me to discuss what you are looking for!
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You can also subscribe to the free tier below:WhoChris Sorensen, Vice President and General Manager of Keystone, ColoradoRecorded onSeptember 11, 2023About KeystoneClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Vail ResortsLocated in: Keystone, ColoradoYear founded: 1970Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass: unlimited access* Epic Local Pass: unlimited access* Summit Value Pass: unlimited access* Keystone Plus Pass: unlimited access with holiday blackouts* Tahoe Local: five days combined with Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Park City* Epic Day Pass: access with All Resorts and 32-resorts tiersClosest neighboring ski areas: Arapahoe Basin (:08), Frisco (:19), Loveland (22 minutes), Breckenridge (:25), Copper (:25), Vail (:44), Beaver Creek (:53), Ski Cooper (:56) – travel times vary considerably given traffic, weather, and time of year.Base elevation: 9,280 feetSummit elevation: 12,408 feet at the top of Keystone Peak; highest lift-served point is 12,282 feet at the top of Bergman Bowl ExpressVertical drop: 3,002 feet lift-served; 3,128 feet hike-toSkiable Acres: 3,149 acresAverage annual snowfall: 235 inchesTrail count: 130 (49% most difficult, 39% more difficult, 12% easiest)Lift count: 20 (1 eight-passenger gondola, 1 six-passenger gondola, 4 high-speed six-packs, 3 high-speed quads, 1 fixed-grip quad, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 7 carpets)Why I interviewed himKeystone arrived in 1970, a star member of the last great wave of western ski resort development, just before Snowbird (1971), Northstar (1972), Telluride (1972), and Big Sky (1973). It landed in a crowded Summit County, just down the road from Arapahoe Basin (1946) and five miles overland from Breckenridge (1961). Copper Mountain came online two years later. Loveland (1937) stood at the gateway to Summit County, looming above what would become the Eisenhower Tunnel in 1973. Just west sat Ski Cooper (1942), the mighty and rapidly expanding Vail Mountain (1962), and the patch of wilderness that would morph into Beaver Creek within a decade. Today, the density of ski areas along Colorado's I-70 corridor is astonishing:Despite this geographic proximity, you could not find more distinct ski experiences were you to search across continents. This is true everywhere ski areas bunch, from northern Vermont to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the Wasatch. Ski areas, like people, hack their identities out of the raw material available to them, and just as siblings growing up in the same household can emerge as wildly different entities, so too can mountains that sit side-by-side-by-side.Keystone, lacking the gnar, was never going to be Jackson or Palisades, fierce and frothing. Sprung from wilderness, it could never replicate Breck's mining-town patina. Its high alpine could not summon the drama of A-Basin's East Wall or the expanse of Vail's Back Bowls.But Keystone made its way. It would be Summit County's family mountain, its night-ski mountain, and, eventually, one of its first-to-open-each-ski-season mountains. This is the headline, and this is how everyone thinks of the place. But over the decades, Keystone has quietly built out one of Colorado's most comprehensive ski experiences, an almost perfect front-to-back progression from gentle to damn. Like Heavenly or Park City, Keystone wears its steeps modestly, like your quiet neighbor with a Corvette hidden beneath tarps in the polebarn. All you notice is the Camry parked in the driveway. But there are layers here. Keep looking, and you will find them.What we talked aboutHopeful for that traditional October opening; why Keystone is Vail's early-season operator in Colorado; why the mountain closes in early April; breaking down the Bergman Bowl expansion and the six-pack that will service it; the eternal tension of opening hike-to terrain to lift service; building more room to roam, rather than more people to roam it; the art of environmentally conscious glading; new lift-served terrain in Erickson Bowl; turning data into infrastructure; why the Bergman sixer won't have bubbles; why Bergman won't access The Windows terrain; the clever scheme behind renaming the Bergman Bowl expansion trails; building a new trailmap with Rad Smith; where skiers will be able to get a copy of the new paper trailmap; comparing the Peru upgrade to the Bergman lift project; the construction mistake that delayed the Bergman expansion by a full year; the possibility of lifts in Independence, North, and South Bowls; falling in love with skiing Colorado, then moving to Michigan; why Vail bought a bunch of Midwest bumps; when you get to lead the resort where you started bumping lifts; what makes Keystone stand out even though it sits within one of the densest concentrations of large ski areas in North America; thoughts on long-term lift upgrades, and where we could see six-packs; whether the Argentine lift could ever return in some form; the potential for a Ski Tip lift; where Keystone could expand next; whether a Windows lift is in play; North American Bowl; when we could see an updated Keystone masterplan; why Keystone gets less snow than its neighbors; assessing Epic Pass access; and night skiing. Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewKeystone is opening one of three large lift-served ski expansions in Colorado this winter: the 500-plus-acre Bergman Bowl, served by a high-speed six-pack (the other two are Hero's on Aspen Mountain and Mahogany Ridge at Steamboat). While this pod has occupied the trailmap as hike-to terrain for years, more people will likely ski it before noon on a typical Monday than once slogged up the ridgeline in an entire winter. Keystone has renamed and somewhat re-sculpted the trails in honor of the occasion, inviting the masses onto a blue-square oasis at the top of Summit County.Which is always a good excuse for a podcast. But… this terrain was supposed to open in 2022, until the project ran into a high-altitude brick wall last July, when construction crews oopsied a road through sensitive terrain. Vail Daily:Construction of a new chairlift at Keystone Resort was ordered to cease this week after the U.S. Forest Service learned that an unauthorized road had been bulldozed through sensitive areas where minimal impacts were authorized.Keystone Resort, which operates by permit on U.S. Forest Service land, was granted permission by the White River National Forest to construct a new chairlift this summer in the area known as Bergman Bowl, creating a 555-acre expansion of Keystone's lift-served terrain. But that approval came with plenty of comments from the Environmental Protection Agency, which recommended minimal road construction associated with the project due to Bergman Bowl's environmentally sensitive location. …White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams said while the Forest Service does approve many projects like Bergman Bowl, officials typically don't allow construction of new access roads in Alpine tundra.“When you drop a bulldozer blade in the Alpine, that is very fragile, and very difficult to restore,” Fitzwilliams said.In Bergman Bowl, the Forest Service has found “damage to the Alpine environment … impacts to wetlands and stuff that we normally don't want to do,” Fitzwilliams said.As a result, Fitzwilliams issued a cease and desist letter to Vail Resorts. He said the company immediately complied and shut down the impacted parts of the project.The Forest Service has not yet determined if a full restoration can occur.“When you impact the Alpine environment, it's not easy to restore,” Fitzwilliams said. “Sometimes, although achievable in some areas, it's difficult.”Vail Resorts, which has staked much of its identity on its friend-of-the-environment credentials, owned the mistake and immediately hired a firm to design a mitigation plan. What Keystone came back with was so thorough that it stunned Forest Service officials. Blevins, writing a week later in the Colorado Sun:White River National Forest supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams on Thursday said he accepted Vail Resorts' cure for improperly grading 2.5 acres outside of approved construction boundaries, including 1.5 acres above treeline in the fragile alpine zone. The company's construction crews also filled a wetland creek with logs and graded over it to create a road crossing and did not save topsoil and vegetation for replanting after construction, all of which the agency found “were not consistent with Forest Service expectations.”Fitzwilliams rescinded his order of noncompliance and canceled the cease-and-desist order he issued last month after Forest Service officials discovered the construction that had not been permitted. …“Quite honestly, it's the best restoration plan I've ever seen in my life. Even our staff are like ‘Oh my god,'” Fitzwilliams said. “The restoration plan submitted by Keystone is extremely detailed, thorough and includes all the necessary actions to insure the damage is restored as best as possible.”The damage to fragile alpine terrain does require additional analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act, but Fitzwilliams said that can be done while the construction continues.On Thursday afternoon, resort officials said the further environmental review will keep Bergman Bowl from opening for the 2022-23 season, a development Keystone general manager Chris Sorensen said is disappointing but necessary.Indeed. The only way out is through. But how did that plan go? And what is Vail doing to make sure such mistakes don't recur? And how do you manage such a high-profile mistake from a personal and leadership point of view? It was a conversation worth having, and one that Sorensen managed well.What I got wrong…About the exact timeline of Vail's Midwest acquisitionsI kind of lumped Vail Resorts' first three Midwest acquisitions together, but there was quite a bit of space between the company's purchase of Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton, in 2012, and its pickup of Wilmot in 2016. The rest came with the Peak Resorts' acquisition in 2019.About Copper Mountain's season pass priceI said that it was “about $750” for a Copper pass or an Ikon Base Pass. Both were undercounts. Copper's 2023-24 season pass debuted at $799 and is now $849. The 2023-24 Ikon Base Pass, which includes unlimited access to Copper Mountain, debuted at $829 and now sells for $929.About the most-affordable big-mountain ski passes in the United StatesI said that Keystone offered “the most affordable big-mountain season pass” in the country. With peak-day walk-up lift tickets scheduled to hit $269 this season at Keystone, that may seem like an odd declaration. But it's almost true: Keystone sells the second-most-affordable unlimited season pass among America's 20 largest ski areas. Sister resort Park City comes in cheaper on a cost-per-acre basis, and Vail Mountain is tied with Keystone. In fact, four of the top five most affordable big-mountain passes are at Vail-owned properties (Park City, Keystone, Vail, and Heavenly):About night skiingI said that Keystone had “the largest night-skiing operation in America.” This is incorrect. I tried to determine who, indeed, hosts America's largest night-skiing operation, but after slamming my head into a wall for a few hours, I abandoned the exercise. There is absolutely no common standard of measurement, probably because 14-year-olds slamming Bang energy drinks and Faceposting from the chairlift aren't keen on fact-checking. Here's the best I could come up with:Even that simple chart took an embarrassing amount of time to assemble. At some point I will return to this exercise, and will include the entire country. The Midwest will factor significantly here, as nearly every ski area in the region is 100 percent lit for night-skiing. New York and the Mid-Atlantic also host many large night-skiing operations, as do Bolton Valley, Vermont and Pleasant Mountain, Maine. But unless I wanted to publish this podcast in June of 2024, I needed to flee this particular briar patch before I got ensnared.Why you should ski KeystoneThe Keystone you're thinking of is frontside Keystone, Dercum Mountain, River Run and Mountain House, Montezuma and Peru. That Keystone has a certain appeal. It is an approachable outsiders' version of Colorado, endless and wide, fast but manageable, groomed spirals ambling beneath the sunshine. Step out of the Suburban after a 16-hour drive from Houston, and find the Middle Earth you were seeking, soaring and jagged and wild, with a pedestrian village at the base.Keep going. Down Mine Shaft or Diamond Back to North Peak: 1,600 vertical feet of moguls bigger than your car. A half-dozen to choose from. Behind that, yet another peak, like a third ski area. Outback is where things start to get savage. Not drop-off-The-Cirque-at-Snowbird savage, but challenging enough. Slide back to Timberwolf or Bushwacker or Badger – or, more boldly, the trees in between – for that wild Colorado that Texas Ted and New York Ned find off Dercum.Or walk past the snow fort and click out, bootpack a mile and drop into Upper Windows, the only terrain marked double black on Keystone's sprawling trailmap. A rambling world, crisp and silent beneath the Outpost Gondola. Until it spits you out onto Mozart, Keystone's I-70, frantic and cluttered all the way to Santiago, and another lap.Podcast NotesOn Keystone's 2009 masterplan Keystone's masterplan dates to 2009, the second-oldest on file with the White River National Forest (Buttermilk's dates to 2008). The sprawling plan includes several yet-to-be-constructed lifts, including fixed-grips up Independence Bowl and Windows, a surface lift bisecting North and South Bowls; and a two-way ride out of Ski Tip. The plan also proposes upgrades to Outback, Wayback, and A-51; and a whole new line for the now-decommissioned Argentine:Since that image isn't very crisp, here's a closer look at Dercum:North Peak:And Outback:Sorensen and I discuss the potential for each of these projects, some of which are effectively dead. Strangely, Keystone's only two new chairlifts (besides Bergman), since 2009 - upgrading Montezuma and Peru from high-speed quads to sixers – were not suggested on the MDP at all. Argentine, which once connected the Mountain House Base directly to the Montezuma lift, was a casualty of the 2021 Peru upgrade. Here's a before-and-after:Argentine, it turns out, is just the latest casualty in Keystone's front-side clean-sweep. Check out this 1996 trailmap, when Dercum (called “Keystone” here), hosted nine frontside chairlifts (plus the gondola), to today's five:On the new Bergman Bowl trail namesBergman Bowl has appeared on Keystone's trailmap since at least 2005. The resort added trail names around 2007. As part of the lift installation, we get all new trail names and a few new trails (as well as downgrades, for most of the old lines, to blues). Keystone also updated trailnames in adjacent Erickson Bowl, which the new lift will partially serve. Sorensen and I discuss the naming scheme in the pod:On Rad Smith's new hand-painted Keystone trailmapSince 2002 or so, Keystone's trailmap has viewed the resort at a slight angle, with Dercum prioritized, the clear “front side.”The new map, Sorensen tells us, whips the vantage around to the side, giving us a better view of Bergman and, consequently, of North Peak and Outback. Here's the old map (2022 on the left), alongside the new:And here's the two-part video series on making the map with Rad Smith:On Vail's new appI've driven round trip between New York City and Michigan hundreds of times. Most of the drive is rural and gorgeous, cruise-control country, the flat Midwest and the rolling mountains of Pennsylvania. Even the stretch of north Jersey is attractive, hilly and green, dramatic at the Delaware Water Gap. All that quaintness slams shut on the eastbound approach to the George Washington Bridge, where a half dozen highways collapse into the world's busiest bridge. Backups can be comically long. Hitting this blockade after a 12-hour drive can be excruciating.Fortunately, NJDOT, or the Port Authority, or whomever controls the stretch of Interstate 80 that approaches the bridge after its 2,900-mile journey from San Francisco, has erected signs a few dozen miles out that ominously communicate wait times for the GW's upper and lower decks. I used to doubt these signs as mad guesses typed in by some low-level state employee sitting in a control room with a box of donuts. But after a couple dozen unsuccessful attempts to outsmart the system, I arrived at a bitter realization: the signs were always right.This is the experience that users of Vail's new My Epic app can (hopefully) expect when it comes online this winter. This app will be your digital Swiss Army Knife, your Epic Pass/stats tracker/snow cam/in-resort credit card/GPS tracker with interactive trailmap. No word on if they'll include that strange metal spire that's either a miniature icepick or an impromptu brass knuckle. But the app will include real-time grooming updates and chairlift wait times. And if a roadsign in New Jersey can correctly communicate wait times to cross the George Washington Bridge, then Vail Resorts ought to be able to sync this chairlift wait-times thing pretty precisely.On Mt. Brighton being built from landfillDepending upon your point of view, Mt. Brighton, Michigan – which Sorensen ran from 2016 to 2018 – is either the most amazing or the most appalling ski area in Vail's sprawling portfolio. Two-hundred thirty vertical feet, 130 acres, five chairlifts, seven surface lifts, and about four trees, rising like some alt-world mini-Alps from the flatlands of Southeast Michigan.Why is it there? What does it do? Who would do such a thing to themselves? The answer to the first question lies in the expressways that crisscross three miles to the east: crews building Interstate 96 and US 23 deposited the excess dirt here, making a hill. The answer to the second question is: the place sells a s**t-ton of Epic Passes, which was the point of Vail buying the joint. And the answer to the third question is obvious as well: for the local kids, its ski here or ski nowhere, and little Midwest hills are more fun than you think. Especially when you're 12 and the alternative is sitting inside for Michigan's 11-month winter.On Keystone's potential West Ridge expansionSorensen refers to a potential “West Ridge” expansion, which does not appear on the 2009 trailmap. The ski area's 1989 masterplan, however, shows up to five lifts scaling West Ridge between North Peak and Outback (which was then called “South Peak”):On Keystone being among Colorado's least-snowy major resortsIt's a strange fact of geography that Keystone scores significantly less snow, on average, than its Colorado peers:This makes even less sense when you realize how close Keystone sits to A-Basin (115 more inches per season), Breck (118), and Copper (70):When I hosted OpenSnow founder and CEO Joel Gratz on the podcast last year, he explained Keystone's odd circumstances (as well as how the mountain sometimes does better than its neighbors), at the 1:41:43 mark.On pass prices across Summit County creeping up over the past several yearsSummit County was Ground Zero for the pass wars, during which a preponderance of mountains the size of Rhode Island fought to the death over who could give skiing away the cheapest. There are many reasons this battle started here, and many reasons why it's ending. Not the least of which is that each of these ski areas hosts the population of a small city every day all winter long. Colorado accounts for approximately one in four U.S. skier visits. The state's infrastructure is one rolled-over semi away from post-apocalyptic collapse. There's no reason that skiing has to cost less than a load of laundry when everyone wants to do it all the time.As a result, prices are slowly but steadily rising. Here's what's happened to pass prices at the four Summit County ski areas over the past six seasons:They've mostly gone up. Keystone is the only one that is less expensive to ski at now than it was in 2018 (on a season-pass basis). This chart is somewhat skewed by a couple of factors:* For the 2018-19 ski season, A-Basin was an unlimited member of the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, and Summit Value Pass, a fact that nearly broke the place. The drastic price drop from 2018 to '19 reflects A-Basin's first year outside Vail's coalition.* Vail cut Epic Pass prices 20 percent from the 2020-21 ski season to the 2021-22 campaign. That's why Breck and Keystone are approximately the same price now as they were before the asteroid attack, Covid.* Little-known fact: Copper Mountain sells its own season pass, separate from the Ikon Pass, even though the mountain offers unlimited access on both the Ikon Base and full Ikon passes.On Mr. OklahomaI don't want to spoil the ending here, but we do talk about this.The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 75/100 in 2023, and number 461 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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We are so excited to have NSA Alumni Marie Suazo on today's episode! Marie graduated from NorthStar in 2010! Listen as she reminisces on her memories of NSA and why online school worked for her as a diplomat's daughter. As a third culture kid, Marie found that she couldn't quite describe what it was like to grow up in her shoes, but since high school, Marie has found the outlets to share her story through authoring and podcasting. Enjoy this story of hope and healing!
It's time to welcome radio host, speaker, and author, Carmen LaBerge, to Linch with a Leader. In this episode, Mike and Carmen dive into her new book, 'Speak the Truth', and why having these honest conversations is so critical to our lives as leaders. Welcome to the Linch with a Leader Podcast, where you're invited to join the spiritual principles behind big success, with host Mike Linch.Subscribe to the channel so you never miss an episode: youtube.com/@linchwithaleaderPrefer just listening? SUBSCRIBE to the podcast here:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dJfeLbikJlKlBqAx6mDYW?si=bcb311d852c947c2Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/linch-with-a-leader/id1279929826Find show notes and more information at: www.mikelinch.comFollow for EVERYDAY leadership content and interaction:Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikelinchInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikelinch/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.linch.75/JOIN Mike for a Sunday at NorthStar Church:www.northstarchurch.orgyoutube.com/@nsckennesawConnect with Carmen:Follow on X: https://x.com/carmenlaberge?s=20Website: https://carmenlaberge.com/Order 'Speak the Truth': https://carmenlaberge.com/book/speak-the-truth/#get-the-book
Episode Highlights: The Nine Pillars of Empowered Teams: The episode introduces the concept of the nine pillars that make up an empowered team and sets the stage for an in-depth discussion on the "P" of empowered, which stands for "purpose." The Significance of Purpose: The podcast delves into the importance of having a clear and shared purpose within a team, emphasizing how it can prevent burnout, align team efforts, and inspire individuals to overcome challenges. Crafting a Compelling Vision: The transcript explains the role of a compelling vision as a guiding star for the team and discusses the need for team involvement in creating this vision, making it aspirational and inspiring. Aligning Personal Goals with Team Purpose: The episode explores the idea of aligning individual goals with the team's purpose and stresses the importance of value-based culture and decision-making in achieving this alignment. Key Takeaways: Purpose Prevents Burnout: Purpose plays a crucial role in preventing burnout and maintaining engagement within a team. It gives individuals a reason to keep pushing forward, even in challenging times. Compelling Vision Drives Inspiration: A compelling vision serves as a North Star for the team, outlining long-term goals and inspiring team members to strive for greatness. Involving the team in creating this vision is essential for its effectiveness. Alignment of Personal Goals: To build an empowered team, individual goals must align with the team's purpose. This alignment fosters commitment, dedication, and ownership among team members, driving them to overcome obstacles and contribute positively. Host: George EvjenPodcast: Dead Three Coaching and Leadership DevelopmentEpisode: Building Elite Teams: The Role of Purpose and VisionRelease Date: September 25, 2023LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gevjen/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deadthreecoaching/Website: https://deadthreecoaching.mykajabi.com/Contact: email@example.com
Today I have 2 important stories to break down. First, CONGRATS to the Writers Guild of America for coming to a new agreement while on strike for an astounding 146 days! You all are my heroes. Secondly, I want to talk to you about what Ireland did to this beautiful Black girl who got passed over again and again for the medal THAT SHE EARNED. I have an important update on this story. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com.Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
First off, Happy 22nd Anniversary to my dear wife, Rai. I love you honey. Secondly, I have to weigh in on how American cities are truly bungling the migrant crisis that's going down across the country. And by spending tens of millions of dollars, and in some cases hundreds of millions of dollars, to care for the migrants, while mistreating and abusing and cutting funds to basic services to your own citizens, it's sparking a deep anger that I am seeing almost daily from coast to coast. Chicago, which has been tearing down the tens of its own homeless people, just announced that they are spending $29 million to build a tent city for migrants. And citizens, including brilliant homeless advocates there in Chicago, are BAFFLED at how that went down. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com.Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25 North presents Dubious Knowledge! The show for Golarion lore nerds by Golarion lore nerds.Cori and Jason welcome Tyler from MNmaxed to discuss The Song of the Spheres, The Great Dreamer, Starsong, The Tender of Dreams, Lady Luck, Resplendent Goddess of Fortune, Goddess of the North Star, Queen of the North Star, Mother Moon, The Wandering Star... Desna! Music: "Heaven and Hell" by Jeremy Blake "Serenity" by FesliyanStudios.comThanks for listening! You can find us on Twitter @25northpodcastYou can join our Discord community with this invite code "beNzEN8JjY"You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish
1:13 - Wish Guest / "Cinnamon Rasin Bagel"3:33 - What Justina taught Bozoma about LIFE5:03 - Tough Love from Justina5:30 - The Urgent Life6:09 - What did Bozoma learn about herself while writing the book10:15 - Being open and vulnerable12:50 - Relationship with Peter15:36 - The concept of being on the continent (Keep close to the cultural roots)17:55 - Ignite the light from within (excerpts from the book)21:30 - What does it mean to live "The Urgent Life"22:54 - Be selfish / Live the best life24:38 - Role Play (Hiring Manager and Job Hopper)27:17 - Poking the bear technique27:30 - Self-awareness and decision-making process29:37 - Advice to younger ones on finding purpose31:24 - Learning from working with Dre, Jimmy Iovine33:48 - Getting star-struck35:34 - What does Tupac mean to Bozoma NOW37:21 - Favorite Music nowadays38:11 - Career Front: What's Next?39:29 - Advice to Single/Only parents on raising strong daughters42:11 - Single greatest piece of advice43:48 - Bozoma's North Star
Josh Pickel grew up in Canton, Illinois and returned home to teach at the public schools he had once attended. As time went on, he felt increasingly unsettled about the coercive classroom dynamics characteristic of conventional schooling. Josh began researching alternative education models and came across Liberated Learners, a network of self-directed learning centers for teenagers modeled after North Star, a learning center in western Massachusetts that was started in 1996 by Ken Danford, who was also a disillusioned public school teacher. Last summer, Josh quit his teaching job to open Canton Learning Collaborative, a self-directed microschool for homeschoolers. It grew from 5 learners last fall to 15 young people over the course of its first year. *** Sign up for Kerry's free, weekly email newsletter on education trends at fee.org/liberated.
In this episode, I share my personal experience of grappling with changing motivations and how it impacted my content creation schedule. I also give updates on my upcoming offer for the Influence Army and my preparations for Funnel Hacking Live. Tune in to discover how to find your new alignment forward.Encapsulated Show NotesThe Early Morning Revelation: How a 5:45 am walk led to a new understanding of my content creation journey.The Influence Army Update: Exciting news about reopening the doors to my Influence Army community.Funnel Hacking Live Preparations: The hustle to get T-shirts and offers ready for the big event.The Power of Service: A reflection on moving forward from a place of pure service rather than validation.Social Media Sabbatical: The pros and cons of taking a break from social media and how it affects your online presence.Feel the rush, embrace the transformation, and let's keep the conversation going!Content CreationJoin The Influence Army Waitlist HERE!Email me: email@example.comFor social Media: https://www.facebook.com/MrMischaSubscribe and share with your business associates who could use a listen!
Oh Texas. We just talked about you yesterday. And here we are, yet again, covering your bigotry and ignorance. Yesterday it was you suspending a brilliant young man from school FOR WEEKS because of his natural Black hairstyle. Now you are firing teachers for teaching about Anne Frank! Like what? Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you worry that the things you want in life might not be possible for you? It's easy to fall into the trap of imagining exactly what “success” should look like. But, when you have too much faith in the plan, it's hard to trust the process. And when unexpected things show up for you, you might not recognize them as gifts. Today on The Bridge to Fulfillment Ⓡ, Blake explains why our expectations are actually at the root of all suffering and heartache. When we let go and leave space for the process, that's where the magic happens. In this episode, you'll learn why creating expectations of what we think success should look like masks the real opportunities that show up unexpectedly. You'll hear why leaving space for things that might fall outside of your best-laid plans is actually where the alignment happens. So if what you imagined to be “success” feels hard, then remember… It's not impossibility that's holding you back. The real culprit is your expectations. What You'll Learn: The problem with creating expectations (1:33) Why you have to love the process (3:12) What happens when you leave space for the unexpected (3:46) How to trust the process and find your North Star (4:30) Why success feels so hard (5:48) Favorite Quotes: “I've learned that when I take small actions aligned with my Northstar values and allow space for unexpected gifts, new learnings, and new doorways to open, amazing, wonderful things show up.” “If you don't love your process every day, you'll never achieve what you want to achieve.” “The reason it seems like we have to work so hard is because we're pushing and forcing. We're not able to see the opportunities because we've already decided how it has to look.” “Be receptive to what shows up. You may very well find beauty, opportunity and far more possibility than you ever thought was out there.” Additional Resources: For programs and opportunities to work with Blake, go to www.BlakeSchofield.com
Ready to dive into the nitty-gritty of crafting a workout plan that's tailor-made for you? In this episode of "FitLife Unleashed," we're your guides on the journey to fitness success! First up, we'll emphasize the importance of "Knowing Thyself." Your fitness goals are your North Star, and we'll help you navigate towards them. Are you chasing strength, endurance, weight loss, or overall wellness? Let's figure it out! Age is just a number, but it does play a role. We'll explore how "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number" in your fitness journey. Learn how to embrace age while addressing any age-related concerns gracefully. "Mix It Up" is the name of the game. Spice up your workouts with a variety of exercises. We'll show you how to create a balanced routine that includes cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises. "Start Slow, Progress Big" is our motto. We get it; you're eager to see results, but Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is your fitness. Discover the art of beginning with manageable workouts and leveling up gradually. "Warm-Up & Cool-Down Secrets" are revealed! Warming up and cooling down are your body's besties for injury prevention. We'll uncover their mysteries. "Form is King" - we can't stress this enough. Proper form is your golden ticket to gains without the pains. We'll show you how to ace it. "Nutrition Matters" for your fitness journey. We'll discuss how to fuel your body like a pro, matching your diet with your goals. "Listen to Your Body" - it's got the deets! Learn how to interpret its signals. If something doesn't feel right, we'll teach you to adjust your plan and avoid overtraining. "Track Your Progress" like a pro. Document your fitness journey and celebrate every small victory along the way. Finally, we'll help you "Find Your Motivation." Whether it's a workout buddy, a killer playlist, or a reward system, we've got tips to keep your fitness fire burning bright. Tune in and let's make your fitness journey enjoyable and sustainable! High-fives at the gym are encouraged, even virtually!
Breakups are hard. If you're in a romantic relationship, if you have a long term friendship that is no longer serving you. We've learned the rules to navigate both of these types of breakups, but who's setting the rules for when you break up with your job?There are so many emotions that run rampantly through, not only are we walking away from the job (regardless if it's our decision or not) and the company, but the people. In this episode, we are digging into how to handle the personal piece as you consciously uncouple from your job. In this episode we're talking about… How to handle the emotions that come with different job breakup situations such as leaving on your own accord, being laid off, fired or being the last person standing Recognizing relationships may indeed change and that is ok, don't take it personally Moving forward to heal your heart not to heal your ego How to approach awkward situations like your boss being let go Remaining gracious in these situations and why it will benefit you over the long run The Modern Gen X Woman Podcast is one of the favorite podcasts for women in midlife. Our Special OffersSchedule your free, no-strings attached 30-minute session. Struggling in your professional life or business? Feel like you're at the bottom of the midlife U-curve? Schedule a free, no-strings attached 30-minute session with Jackie or Mimi. Want to connect with other Modern Gen X Women? Join our Facebook community Modern Gen X Woman created by Gen X Women for Gen X Women. Be a part of the conversation and get support on your career, business, and life.Download your FREE copy of GEN neXt magazine.We've been shouting just to be heard, doing for everyone else, sometimes minimized, often overlooked. This has been our mid-life experience, until now. Introducing GEN neXt, the magazine shining a light on the forgotten generation. Download your copy here. Are you a Modern Gen X Woman? Download the manifesto here. Use it as your North Star as you navigate what it is to be a woman in midlife. Like and follow Modern Gen X Woman, Jackie and Mimi. Facebook | Mimi on LinkedIn | Jackie on LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram Get your free copy of our digital magazine, GEN neXt, The Voice of the Modern Gen X Woman. www.moderngenxwoman.com/gennext GEN NeXt is a collection of insights from incredible organizations, women, and industry experts who have dedicated themselves to the same cause—turning up the volume of women 40+. We're not just Gen X we're GEN neXt
Enough is enough. Outside of Dallas, the Barbers Hill School District has suspended a brilliant young man named Darry George, for week after week, because they say his beautiful natural hair style violates school rules. The wild thing is... it doesn't. And not only that, Texas passed a law called the CROWN Act, which prohibits discrimination against African Americans with natural hairstyles. But it's WILD that we even need such a law. Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com. Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Shine podcast interview kicks off Season 6. The number 1 priority for HR in 2023 and 2024 is leadership and manager effectiveness. The current and future talent are assessing companies differently than before. People and especially high performers are looking at a company's commitment to diverse leadership, how the senior leadership is walking their talk, psychological safety, professional development, and continued growth opportunities within the company. A company's continued relevance, success, and expansion will be based on the consciousness of the leaders it grows and retains. In this podcast, learn how you can prioritize and design a learning and leadership strategy for long game success. We talk about the successful learning and leadership program results I have directed and why I am your next great leadership hire. Experience a powerful awareness practice you can use to foster greater well being, inclusion and belonging in yourself, your relationships and at work. This inspiring episode will support you to advocate for learning and leadership development as a must have, rebuild the manager pipeline, and skill up the next generation of leaders to create a purposeful and healthy organization that is thriving. Episode Links: Athena salon- Becoming a Conscious Leader: The Skills You Need to Create a healthy organization in 2024. LinkedIn SHINE Links: Thank you for listening. Want to build a high trust, innovative, and inclusive culture at work? Sign up for our newsletter and get the free handout and be alerted to more inspiring Shine episodes Building Trust Free Gift Carley Links: LinkedIn Consultation Call with Carley Book Carley for Speaking Leading from Wholeness Learning & Development Carley's Book Executive Coaching with Carley Well Being Resources: Inner Game Meditations Inner Game Leadership Assessment Social: LinkedIn IG Website Shine Podcast Page IMPERFECT SHOW NOTES Hi, my name is Carley Hauck and I am host of the shine podcast. This podcast has been flickering strong since May 2019. I began the podcast due to all the research I was conducting. In interviews with organizational leaders, lead scientists, academic researchers and spiritual teachers for my new book shine, ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work in the world. I wrote my book to inspire a new paradigm of conscious leadership and business that was in service of higher purpose to help humans flourish, and regenerate our planet. The podcast focuses on the science and application of conscious inclusive leadership, the recipe for high performing teams and awareness practices that you can cultivate to be the kind of leader our world needs now. I will be facilitating two to three episodes a month. And before I tell you about the theme of our season, please go over to Apple podcasts, hit the subscribe button on shine or go to your favorite podcast platform carrier. That way you don't miss one episode. Thank you. This season is going to be focused on what leadership skills are most needed to create a healthy organizational culture. Leadership and manager effectiveness has been deemed the number one priority for HR in 23. And every person listening, whether you have a formal leadership title, or not, you are a leader. We all have the responsibility to lead around something that we care about whether it's at home with our family, and our communities, and or in the workplace. I believe in you. And I am so delighted to share with you such an incredible group of people and interviews that I have gathered for this season. I handpick every single guest based on their embodiment of conscious, inclusive leadership and the positive impact they're making. I am delighted you are here. And onto the podcast. Currently, I'm really excited to be interviewing you today. I think it's fabulous for the podcaster to be the podcast it and and I know I suggested the idea that I that I interview you for your beautiful podcast, largely because I believe in you and I'm excited about you and your future and, and so much of what you do and what you're talking about is resonates tremendously with what we do at Athena and what I'm all about. So I'm just by way of introduction, I'm the I'm the founder and CEO of Athena Alliance, which is an amazing community of over 1200 senior women leaders who are building a portfolio of impact, who are lifelong learners who are invested in learning agility, who are building the next paradigm for what it means to be a leader. So so many of the things that we're doing resonate with what you do. Thank you. And I'm delighted to be a member of Athena, and so touched by your sponsorship and your own leadership. Well, let's get started. So Carley, maybe you can tell us a little bit about who you are. Thank you. So I wear many different roles and identities like many people, but I'll start with I'm a daughter, proud, auntie, a sister, climate leader, a book mama. And I'm also a founder of a leadership and development consultancy. And I started this business which is more important for the conversation we'll have today. So I'll speak a little bit more about it, leading from wholeness. I began in 2010. And I have worked not only as the founder, but then the director of learning leadership and organizational development. And this consultancy empowers people with the skills to create flourishing and human centered organizations that are aligned with a deeper purpose about caring for people and planet. Not I just profit. And in the last decades and starting this business, I have had the great privilege to exclusively partner with internal senior stakeholders. Top companies like LinkedIn, Capital One Asana, think to the west. I've been an adjunct instructor at Stanford for over nine years. I've also served adventhealth, Pixar, Clif Bar Genentech, and so many other incredible leaders and companies, on the cutting edge of everything, I mean, these are truly transformative companies too. And here you are in the middle of transformation. Currently, you have worked with so many incredible companies over the 12 years that you've been building up your practice and your confidence and what you bring to this world of learning and development and evolution of senior leadership. Why? Why take that and move it into one company? Now? What? Why not keep experiencing all of these different companies? Thank you so much for the question. One of the things that I've been really noticing about my, my journey, as a, as a founder and CEO of my consultancy is I have really thrived when I've been able to exclusively partner with one senior leadership team and one company. And for example, I worked in an exclusive partnership with Bank of the West for three and a half years. And the impact that I was able to make across the 9000 person company from the leaders to, you know, individual contributors was incredible. I mean, I know that I impacted 3500 people that I got to meet, you know, and had some real experience and learning and leadership with them. And that's where I felt the best. And I have been really excited for this opportunity to create even more impact, because there are certain roadblocks that you have when you're external. And I knew after that experience that I wanted to be internal. And the other pieces that I have noticed about my personality that I'm much more of a chief people person, you know, supporting the senior leadership team, the greater strategy, the business objectives, but also really making sure that the culture is thriving. And that's being part of the team versus kind of being outside of the team and influencing the team. And I think that my experience and learning and team and leadership development could translate into a director or above role. I also think once I'm inside, I would likely want to explore moving into a chief people officer or chief learning officer role. I also feel that my skill sets could translate into being a chief of staff working alongside either the CEO, the chief people officer, or the chief learning officer helping with strategy, supporting the executive leadership team, executive summits, you know, putting my coaching hat on to help with collaboration. So that's, that's the reason and that's what I'm really excited about in this next professional step. I love that. What do you love about your work? Well, I, I love learning. And I'm always learning in this role. I've worn every single, you know, hat I can imagine around learning and leadership development. But the other thing that I've learned about myself is that I'm I'm really here for transformation. And so I love being able to inspire and ignite the potential in people, teams and culture that really supports the greatest and highest good. And so just to give a quick example, I am working in the hat of a team coach right now for a really wonderful senior leadership team. And they are in the forming so the beginning stages of a team. And like most teams, even though they've they've been working as a team for the last several months. They just jumped right into the deliverables, the business objectives, but they didn't really create the foundation for team effectiveness for you know, what are agreements for communication, how are we going to navigate conflict Are we even creating a Are we even creating a space where we feel safe to speak up to challenge one another. And so, trust was really low, and accountability was really low. And their collective well being was really low, because they're not being very effective with their time. And they haven't set up these really core foundations. But at the end of our very first session, the trust was there, you know, they were creating agreements for psychological safety, and they were starting to get really clear on how they could team best with one another. And so just within 90 minutes, I was able to see them shine, I was able to see the transformation and that is what just makes me feel alive. And and I know that I'm doing the right work. I resonate with that so much. I have been in that leadership team. I have led that team, you know, so I, I get exactly what you're talking about. And it is, all the early days a bit lost in translation, not understanding how one part one person interprets versus another, and even probably more challenging and difficult when it's when we're less likely to be in person to have any unstructured time together. Mm hmm. Yeah, the navigation of distributed remote teams is is a whole other challenge that leaders, I don't think have really been trained in how to navigate. Okay, use that word twice. But there it is. Yeah, what? It's a good one, what can you bring to a leadership role? And what problems can you solve? My expertise lies in the strategy, human centered design, the direction and facilitation of employee engagement, you know, delivering dei initiatives, team and leadership development programs that really are aligned with the business objectives, but also in supporting a healthy organizational culture. And I have several years of experience designing, building, delivering scaled programs, including in person experiences, virtual learning, incorporating the diagnostics, and the metrics so that we know what outcomes are actually happening as a result of these programs. It also includes executive coaching, group coaching, community building, and then also, you know, partnering with internal stakeholders, and potentially even outside vendors to really support the overall learning and leadership development. I've also directed and managed a team of learning professionals, which might include facilitators, you know, more junior coaches, project managers, instructional designers, I love facilitation, I have over 10,000 hours of facilitating, it's just been one of the gifts I was given when I, you know, got here on this planet, and I love facilitating different courses and team development sessions, and also supporting other facilitators to really step into their strengths as facilitators. And I have also really enjoyed developing and leading efforts to help the company Hone, what kind of culture do we want to build here? And what are the values of the company that we can actually bring into leadership capabilities, so that the people that are leading are actually exemplifying those values and that culture and what they say and what they do, that's really important to me. I also feel like what I can bring to a role is to, you know, be able to share some of the metrics that we're seeing, you know, analyzing participant feedback, program evaluations, looking at the data to identify gaps and make recommendations for program enhancements. I have been a lead consultant for three different NIH funded clinical trials. And so I'm a bit of a leadership nerd, but all So a data nerd. And I just think it's always important to be looking at the baseline of where you are, and then measuring over time, qualitatively and quantitatively, what impact these programs these initiatives are actually having. And not just, you know, saying, Oh, we just we just gave a psychological safety keynote. But how is that actually impacting people? How is that creating a sustainable part of the culture where, where people actually feel like they're equipped to have conversations that have a foundation of psychological safety, I think the other thing that I bring is I am a connector, I love people. And so it's been actually really easy for me to connect with C suite leaders, senior stakeholders, I'm always invited in by those people to help solve people problems. And I think influencing those leaders to do what's best for people in the company is something that comes naturally to me, and I've had a lot of success that that was a bit of a mouthful, but I've been doing this work for a long time. But that's what I feel confident I can bring. Yeah, and clearly engendering a lot of trust, in part because it's illustrated in how you're talking to me now. You're just such a very thoughtful person in all of these things that you've endeavored to do. And you take it extremely seriously. Tell me about it. Tell me about the most successful or I don't know one of the most successful l&d programs that that you've run that you're really excited and proud about. Wonderful. Well, this was a program that I delivered last year, and it's one of the many, but this one had just some incredible impact. And I was invited to develop a conscious leadership program based off my book, which has a wonderful framework on how to be a conscious, inclusive leader. And my sponsor at Capital One for this program, had met me during my book launch in 2001, and really loved my book. And then we developed this great relationship. And so this particular program was a pilot. I'm a big fan of piloting, we want to pilot to make sure that we see success. And then from there, we can refine, and reiterate and scale. But this was brought to 40 directors and senior directors amidst a really big reorg. So this, in many ways, was the first time that these directors and senior directors were working together. And they were across three different business functions. So tech, product and design, the task of this particular development program was to one kick off the program in a way that senior stakeholders were invested to really make sure that I was coordinating with the, you know, internal Chief of Staff's the program managers, and the communications team so that there was an efficient delivery of the information and also the right leaders were being picked for this program. There was also, you know, different metrics and team assessments and individual assessments. So all of those things needed to go out at the beginning, and to really, again, align with those internal folks to make sure that this program was really seamless. And then the program itself actually was delivered to cohorts of 13 to 14, I find that intimacy in groups is really what creates more impact and lasting change. So you know, less is more. And this these cohorts of leaders were high potentials. And they, they were sponsored for the program, but they were also being given the opportunity, you know, to opt out if, it didn't work for them at that time. I think it's really important that people feel like they can say no, even if their company is investing in their learning and leadership. And so essentially what the program look like it was over six months, it included bi weekly group facilitation, coaching, asynchronous learning, with videos, audios, pure exercises, and then there were 12 different modules that included knowledge, practice feedback, or flexion. And this is all to support integration and habit formation. And the results of the program were really astounding, I was taking, you know, again, baseline, and then we had a mid assessment. And then we had the assessment at the very end to see what the impact was. All participants increased four out of nine important leadership competencies, which is incredible, because they were only asked to invest in one to two. And each person kind of knew their ranking on where they were high and where they were low in these nine leadership competencies that I've done a lot of research around to know that these are the skills that actually support leaders to be conscious, inclusive leaders and therefore create high performing teams trust, psychological safety, all these wonderful things that we all need and want. At the end of the program, there was a 47% increase in psychological safety, there was a 25% increase in effective decision making, there was a 74% increase in empathy, which is huge, because that's something that most of us need more support in, there was a 59% increase in self awareness and resilience, there was a 20 to 30% increase in employee engagement. And then at the end of the program, we were able to see 20 to 30% increase in career mobility. So that is a program I feel really proud of. That's amazing. Tell us if so I think I missed the part. But tell us what are the skills and competencies you mentioned? There are nine, what are the skills and competencies leaders need to succeed at the intersection of people culture and strategy? Well, the the nine that I've researched, and I wrote about in my book shine, are really focusing on what we are cultivating on the inside, because what we're cultivating on the inside shows up on the outside. In other words, the inner game rules, the outer games. And not only what I found in this program, but what I feel is really relevant for what leaders need now is I'll just kind of quickly go into the nine but then I'll bring in some of the research and what I what I think companies could really benefit from investing in right now. And so self awareness is key self management, empathy, resilience, which is having that growth mindset. I'm a big believer in well, being psychological and physical well being are two of those nine conscious leadership capabilities, humility, self belonging, and some folks might not know what that means. But self belonging was four different aspects of belonging to the self, which is self forgiveness, self love, self acceptance, self compassion, because if we're not able to give those to ourselves, and we can't give it to others, and then we tend to be more reactive, impatient, you know, aggressive leaders versus conscious and inclusive. And then lastly, mindfulness, which really allows us to pay attention to the present moment. And that supports us in having effective decisions and looking at the consequences of our actions, not for the short term, but the long game. And so those those are the nine. Let's see incredible. What are the skills and competencies that you feel leaders need now to succeed at the intersection of people culture and strategy? This is such a great question. One of my favorite things to speak about. So before I answer in full, I'm just gonna share a little bit of research on some of the trends that I've been looking at in learning in HR. So the first one is that the number one priority for HR in 2023 is manager and leadership effectiveness. But as we know, this won't be solved in 2023, especially that we're in September of 2023. Because it's a really hard nut to crack. And I believe that it's going to be a long game solution. And additionally, LinkedIn found research that 94% of employees say that they would invest and stay at a company longer if it was prioritizing learning and leadership development. So I need both of those because I think what is so important and vital is that LMD has sometimes been kind of a niche business unit, you know, sometimes lumped in with HR sometimes standing on its own, but I believe that all companies from now until At the end of need to prioritize, and really commit to investing in learning and leadership development, so that businesses are able to succeed in creating healthy organizations. And the reason for that is that we are living in a time of increasing complexity and disruption, and the skills and aspects of leadership from the past, they really don't align with the future of work or more human centered workplace. You know, the command and control authority or authoritarian leader is not going to support what young workers want. And it's not going to support this more compassionate, empathetic workplace, that so many Chief People officers are speaking to. I mean, I've heard everywhere from, you know, the Chief People Officer pay Powell to the Chief People Officer at Microsoft to Satya Nadella at Microsoft empathy is one of the number one people skills that we need. So therefore, we have to develop a different set of skills. And the other thing that's really important for companies to succeed in culture is that young people really want to work for a company that has purpose, in other words, where the company, and the outcome that they're making in the world is about healing, not about harming. So when we even look at a company like Patagonia, where, you know, earlier this year, the CEO said, we're giving away you know, every profit that Patagonia makes, is going to plan it now, that is showcasing a really strong consciousness at the leadership level. And I don't expect that all companies will be able to follow in those footsteps, but it is definitely a North Star. So the other thing that I would say, to answer that question of, you know, what are what are the skills needed? Well, the leaders are the custodian of culture. So again, going back to what we're cultivating on the inside is showing up on the outside. So people are going to follow the leaders example. And therefore we need to prioritize the focus of inner development of people leaders. And I would say across the board, you know, even individual contributors need to learn a basic foundation of self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skill, so that they can listen, they can empathize with one another, they can collaborate, they can communicate. So I would say to create a really thriving culture, we need to invest in the leaders, but we also need to give a basic level of people skills to the whole company, and that's going to support a thriving culture. Managers need to have, I think, a basics in coaching foundations, you know, working as an executive and team coach, I just think it's so vital that people know and have positive experiences, having difficult conversations, you know, having healthy conflict conflict is going to happen, can we create healthy conflict is the question, hold people accountable compassionately. And lastly, instill psychological safety in their one on ones in their team culture. And if the senior leadership and manager is not able to do these basic aspects of leading, then I don't believe that the deliverables of the business are going to be solved. And at the end of the day, the organization is not going to be healthy. One of the very first things that I often will assess for is the presence or the absence of psychological safety. And if that isn't there, which in most teams and greater organizations, there are some ranges of where it's present and where it's not. It's really hard to implement change. And it's really hard to innovate. And so I'll just kind of leave it at that early, you clearly have so much to offer and have been a deep student of your space. Nothing superficial here at all in your 12 years. Um, outside of organizations while being inside, I think is been a tremendous value to your ability to Research to not just develop your platform and your ideas and not just ideas, but your confidence in, in, in what you know, comes from insights that you have developed through working with many, many, many different teams as opposed to one or two over those years, it's clear that you will bring a ton to the internal role you're looking for. In wrapping this all up, how, how do we learn more about you? Well, you can reach out to me on LinkedIn, I'm always open to new conversations, opportunities, if anybody, you know, would love to talk to me about a role that they're hiring for, or they're thinking of hiring for I would love to create some time, before we come to an end of this podcast episode, wanted to ratchet the energy down and in with an awareness practice that will serve you to be the best person that you can be. Every podcast episode, I like to bring in practices that we can utilize right away in our life. And only you have control over your response, your behaviors, and how you show up with yourself, then, is transmitted to every other person that you encounter in your life. As you heard, in my conversation with cocoa, I spoke about nine different inner game leadership skills. And they start with each of us. And this framework was developed because of my own deep practice. In these leadership competencies, I started a meditation practice when I was 19. And I spent 13 years with two to three weeks of silence a year. And at the end of last year on my sabbatical, I spent a month in silence. And I share this with you because it is called a practice because it's a constant practice. And I can't stop practicing and expect to continue to be the kind of person that I want to be unless I'm committed to the refining, the learning the growing the healing, because as the world becomes complex, and things keep changing, we need these practices even more. So this particular practice, is one that's going to take about six or seven minutes. So if you can't listen to it right now, go ahead and speed up to the end so that you don't miss out on the special resources that I leave at the end. And you can always come back to this later. And if you have time to even just get a sneak peek, you can continue to listen. This is a cleansing practice for the mind and heart. It is a practice for reconciliation, healing and forgiveness. And just to share some of the research behind it. I've been part of several NIH funded clinical trials at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. If we want to really create a workplace where there can be healing and care and belonging, then it starts right here. Begin by taking a slow breath through your nose and a slow exhale out. Let's do that a couple times together. Breathing in, breathing out. Breathing in. Breathing out. Do any movement to help you come more and more into your body. And bring your attention to your heart. As you breathe in. Feel the heart opening as you breathe out. Feel the heart healing. Breathing in opening, breathing out healing breathing in opening Breathing out, healing, breathing in, opening, breathing out healing bring to mind any instance that occurred in the last few hours or day in which you were hard on yourself. You were critical. You were unkind to yourself and words and actions and self care. You might not have honored a boundary, you might have not honored your truth. This is a practice I am inspired to share based on Ho oponopono which is a very old indigenous practice that has been practiced for a long time and the Hawaiian Islands. And it begins like this. saying this to yourself. I am sorry. I forgive myself. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. I forgive myself. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Just notice what's arising in the heart in the body. Now bring this practice to someone in your life that you are having challenge or friction with. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Breathing in opening, breathing out, healing, breathing in opening, breathing out. Healing. Now let's bring our practice to Mother Earth. Sweet Mother Earth and all aspects of this planet. The mountains, water, soil, all the beings who inhabit this earth, the plants aquatic life, land life, every aspect of the earth that you have found refuge in enjoyment, sustenance, shelter, place one hand on your heart and up to the sky. And say I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you. Long, deep inhale and exhale. letting that go. And lastly, bringing your hands to a part of your body that would benefit from healing touch the back of the neck, the forehead, the cheek, the belly, the heart, anywhere. Breathing in opening, breathing out healing and say these words silently to yourself. This is bringing in a sense of self belonging. I forgive myself I care for my challenges. I love and accept myself as I am. I forgive myself, I care for my challenges. I love and accept myself as I am. I forgive myself, I care for my challenges. I love and accept myself just as I am. And as we come to a close, reminding yourself that you are strong, and courageous, and resilient, and mind, body and spirit. You are strong, courageous, resilient, and mind, body and spirit. And by you prioritizing and committing to your inner growth, you will have such a tremendous positive impact on everyone in your life and the world. Be the light, and shine. And the other thing that I'm feeling very excited about is that some of what we talked about today, what are the skills needed now, to really have people succeed in culture and strategy and leadership is an upcoming workshop and salon that I'm having with you Coco at Athena, and it is called Becoming a conscious leader the skills you need to create a healthy organization in 2024. And we will be offering this for for free to Athena members, but I'll also create a link in the show notes with the discount code shine and capital letters, so that you can attend if you're available on September 28. From noon to one Pacific Standard Time. We'd love to have you join us. Well, thank you for letting me sort of be the host of your podcasts so that I could interview you for one of your episodes. This was so much fun. Thank you so much Coco, I am delighted to have your sisterhood and your support today. Wow, that was such a treat to be interviewed by Coco Brown. A leader I respect admire so much. Coco is going to be a future guest this season. And I am so excited to share that interview with you. Plus, Don't you just love her name. I haven't told this to Coco, but she's gonna hear it now. I feel like she has this inner rock star diva that is just waiting to come out. I can't wait for that. Listening is one part of learning. But then we need to create practices to instill what we hear into powerful action. So on that note, do you want to grow your inner game so that you can be a conscious leader at work life and in the world? Here are three ways all the links will be in the show notes. One use this podcast. It is a wealth of learning and development and in fact for a lot of the learning and leadership development programs I have offered. I actually resource this podcast as part of the learning the asynchronous learning. So there are some incredible leaders and all you have to do is go back to our previous episodes. Go get my book shine. It has been voted one of the best books the top 10 In fact by mindful magazine that you should read in 2022 it is in hard copy and audiobook and it's my voice so if you are resonating with my voice now you might love the audiobook and I would love to hear your reaction of the book. I have not received one bad review and I am grateful. Come for a deeper dive with me and cocoa on September two 28 with our salon that we are offering on becoming a conscious leader. This is through the Athena Alliance membership, but you are going to get a free admission. If you put in the discount code shine in all caps. You can join us on September 28, noon to one Pacific Standard Time and get a sneak peek of what Athena is about and actually meet some of the other incredible powerhouse women that are part of this network. And then a personal ask for me. As you heard, I am so excited and ready to step into a director above level internal role bringing my gifts and passion for culture, and for leadership. I'm currently interviewing with some great companies. And as you know, it's all about the network. If you know of someone I should meet, please connect us with us short intro or reach out to me on LinkedIn. If you are aware of opportunities that you think would be a great fit, please send them my way and reach out on LinkedIn. And if I can support you in any of your leadership challenges, please reach out. I love to help people with resources, connections, and deep listening. If you have any questions, comments or topics that you would like me to address, please email me at support at Carly help.com I would love to hear from you. And if you enjoyed this episode, please share it with friends, family or colleagues. We're all in this together and sharing is caring. Thank you for tuning in being part of this community. And until we meet again, my friend, be the light and shine your light
Today's interview is with Micah Peterson, a member of the founding team and the VP of Product Management at ProcedureFlow, the next-generation knowledge management software that is designed to help companies visualize and navigate processes. We talk about two delusions that exist in the service space, particularly at the VP level, why followed procedures reduce AHT, how customer service can often be the dumpster fire of the company, and how text-based knowledge bases tend only to have a 3-year lifecycle unless they are properly cleaned and managed before they become completely dysfunctional. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The autonomous enterprise is like a North Star vision of where business is going – Interview with Kerim Akgonul and Peter van der Putten of Pega – and is number 478 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees.
I've been watching football for 40 years. Never in my life have I seen an opposing coach be hated on and talked about like we have Coach Prime for the past 4 weeks. It's unprecedented. In fact, it literally violates all coaching standards and norms. Coaches NEVER talk trash about opposing coaches. But those rules are all going out the window. WHY? 2 main reasons.... Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com.Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Research repeatedly shows that educators spend a lot of time doing activities that do not connect to student outcomes. Not on purpose, but in a world with so many distractions it becomes easy to lose the North Star. In this podcast, author and consultant Lyle Kirtman implores us to shed any projects or behaviors that do not align with our goals for student outcomes. In fact, he stresses that this is imperative if we want to stop the rapid rate of burnout that is impacting schools at all levels. Listeners will get tips on how to talk to data-averse teachers about data, use guiding questions to make decisions about what to do and what not to do, and how to skillfully push back against mandates that run counter to a school's mission.
In this episode, I talk about your North Star.
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After 4 months of fighting through some of the worst pain of my life, I am sooooooo damn glad to be back here with you all. Today, I want to tell you some of what I've been fighting through and preview what's next! Let me unpack and explain it. To listen to today's FULL EPISODE of The Breakdown go now to Apple Podcasts or Spotify and search for “The Breakdown with Shaun King.” Subscribe there for FREE and listen to the whole podcast. If you are already on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts, please subscribe, listen, share, leave reviews, and listen daily to the entire episode. The more of it you listen to, the better it is for us. Also, PLEASE BECOME A MEMBER of The North Star now @ TheNorthStar.com.Love and appreciate you all. Shaun Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome, listeners, to a caffeine-fueled journey that might change how you view your morning cup of coffee. Have you ever wondered why caffeine has become the North Star of our modern-day lifestyle? I will discuss the gripping tale of manipulation and greed of the caffeine industry and how this bitter white crystalline alkaloid found its way into our daily grind. Moreover, we draw back the curtain on caffeine's potent diuretic effect, which not only fast-tracks the aging process but also masks underlying health issues. So, sit back, maybe skip that espresso shot, and indulge in an eye-opening exploration of caffeine's questionable role in our lives. Episode highlights:[0:00] Intro[5:05] How the caffeine industry started[9:08] Beginning stages of caffeine addiction[14:00] Caffeine makes chronic illness worse[17:37] Caffeine weakens the adrenals[20:45] Caffeine dehydrates our brain cells[26:55] Undiscovered reversed polarity syndrome caused by caffeine addiction[29:09] Caffeine is a psychoactive drug[33:18] Outro_____Reach out to CaitlinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1:08 - Introduction2:12 - Level of quality guests2:48 - Background and about Noam's parents4:42 - Love for Fauda5:15 - Model difference between the US and Israel6:22 - Polarization in Israel/ Global Phenomenon7:03 - Noam's time in Army / Training in communication and leadership8:26 - Screening process in Army9:30 - Decision about choosing a particular company10:40 - Shutting down a company11:00 - Major lessons learned 12:13 - Balance between rationale and gut decision15:18 - Pre-Acquisition Google secret formula about culture16:58 - How to manage Egos19:31 - Approach to assess character and personality22:30 - Hiring the right people for a particular task24:29 - Finding the right path / Letter to Google27:04 - Importance of Transparency29:21 - How did time in Google affect Noam internally?31:10 - Noam on retirement33:20 - TikTok vs Youtube36:21 - Civil Discourse / It all about respect40:11 - Concept of tipping 45:08 - Product-led or Vision-led47:11 - Noam's favorite Founders49:54 - Example of a good leader52:29 - How does Noam want to be remembered / Noam's legacy53:40 - Single greatest piece of advice54:49 - Noam's North Star
We are joined again but the one and only, Chrissie Fire Mane to discuss the power of gathering in community as well as her upcoming equinox gathering in Southern California:Equilux Equinox GatheringCo-Founder of MANA, Chrissie has always been guided and impassioned by the idea of empowering people to be creators. Named 'chaqaruna' or Bridge-Person by the Q'ero, Wisdom Keepers of the Andes, Chrissie's North Star is activating and rewilding humanity with modern and indigenous wisdom, reminding people of what is already inside but forgotten or suppressed. Chrissie has been facilitating transformational weekends, workshops and retreats around the world intensively since 2012, moving online also in 2017.The journey of motherhood has greatly shaped Chrissie's path, raising her two wild children travelling the world and sitting in sacred ceremonies, learning from elders. Chrissie has roots in activism, beginning at Greenpeace in the Press Office in the UK in 2000, combining her passions for communications with service, has launched numerous campaigns in frontline activism mainly in water conservation and more recently served on the New Earth Council as part of the Humanitad Foundation. As artist, Chrissie was signed to Virgin Records, has toured and created albums and continues to use her love of poetry, singing and frequency to complement her style of leadership. Her spiritual path led her to the Peruvian Andes in 2012 where she was initiated as Chullu Chaqera, or Sweat Lodge Mama Qona in 2017.Simply, Chrissie draws from conscious motherhood and indigenous tradition to inspire her community back to the natural Truth of things.Mormons on Mushrooms – Ways to ContributeOur podcast is supported by our amazing listeners and magical community. If you'd like to energetically contribute to what we're creating, there are several ways to do so:Become a PatreonSend a Contribution (buy us a booch)!Purchase Mormons on Mushrooms Merchandise
Welcome to another exciting episode of Unscripted! Jess here, and today we have a truly inspiring guest, Eric Karnezis, who's here to share his incredible journey of personal growth and success. Eric is all about being true to oneself and embracing change. He reminds us that life is an ever-evolving journey, and sometimes, it's the unexpected pivots that lead us to our greatest achievements. This dude swears by the idea that our thoughts shape our reality and cultivating a positive, grateful outlook can work wonders in attracting abundance and success. But it's not all about the hustle! Eric reminds us to find moments of silence and clarity in our lives to connect with ourselves and find inner peace. It's in these quiet moments that we can truly understand our desires and chart a path towards them. So, what's the big takeaway from this episode? Believe in your own damn potential and take action to sculpt the life you're yearning for! Whether you're after a dose of inspiration, some tips on finding your Zen, or simply a good ol' pep talk, this episode's your jam. Tune in and let Eric Karnezis light the fire within you! Remember, life is unscripted, so embrace the journey and make it your own. Connect with Eric: https://erickarnezis.com/ Connect with me on IG: @jessicaburgio Looking to start, launch or grow your podcast?? Follow us @mediaunscripted Check out our services: https://www.mediaunscripted.com/ Use the code JESS50 at https://empowerherlive2023.com/ for $50 off your tickets! Gut Personal Discount code: www.gutpersonal.com/jessica_10 Grab a copy of my book Come As You Are: The Art of Unbecoming Who They Told You To Be - https://a.co/d/6LSJIjK Book a 1:1 Strategy Session with Jess: https://calendly.com/beautyinspiresbeauty/1-1-coaching-session?month=2023-01
#228: The Agile Manifesto is now more than 20 years old. However, even after all this time, instead of helping organizations create and deliver software faster to satisfy customer needs, many times Agile principles are turned into rigid processes that stifle innovation and limit customer satisfaction. Have far have we strayed from the core principles of the manifesto? In this episode, we talk with Paul Stovell, CEO and founder of Octopus Deploy, about the realities of Agile in 2023. Also, find out about the backstory of how Paul was able to snag the octopus.com domain. Paul's contact information: Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulstovell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulstovell/ YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/devopsparadox/ Books and Courses: Catalog, Patterns, And Blueprints https://www.devopstoolkitseries.com/posts/catalog/ Review the podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://www.devopsparadox.com/review-podcast/ Slack: https://www.devopsparadox.com/slack/ Connect with us at: https://www.devopsparadox.com/contact/
1:12 – Chemistry and Vibe is Important1:39 – Rewind Button1:52 – Early Days/ First Job after School3:35 – Balance of Interaction4:11 – Marketing in Blood5:33 – Getting to the Root Cause6:30 – Approach to Hiring / Signature Interview Questions8:10 – How to Assess a character/Finding the Right Fit9:20 – Time and Decision Process11:06 – Risk Involved/ Collective Decision Making / Getting into Consultation12:18 – Advice for Decision Making13:40 – Adding Value / Connecting with People15:06 – Helping someone out15:30 – Create Momentum16:28 – Bridge the Gap20:52 – Creating a Career Mashup23:10 – Be a Swiss Army Knife27:20 – American Book Club28:23 – Millennials in the Workforce31:20 – Purpose of Life32:14 – The word ‘Authentic'32:44 – What keeps Connie up at night33:20 – Single greatest piece of advice34:49 – Connie's North Star
Who is Aarash Darroodi?Aarash Darroodi is General Counsel, Executive Vice President, and Corporate Secretary of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, one of the world's global leaders in manufacturing instruments and amplifiers. He grew up in Iran with his grandparents and was able to move to his parents in the USA at the age of 7. His background and experience with immigration to the US shaped who he is today. With a background spanning over 19 countries, he connects cultures across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and beyond. His endeavors resulted in Fender's largest acquisition of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Darroodi attributes his success to several factors, including taking a Dale Carnegie course while he was a teenager. What will You Learn?Aarash offers key pieces of advice that are core to his success and ingrained in his philosophy of life:Become a Storyteller: Uncover the art of crafting impactful stories that resonate with people's emotions and drive engagement.Navigate Cross-Cultural Teams: Gain strategies for fostering understanding and collaboration across diverse cultural backgrounds.Execute Innovative Leadership Strategies: Explore unconventional yet effective approaches to leading teams and driving innovation.Grow Through Networking: Learn how building authentic connections can be a catalyst for personal and professional growth.Make Strategic Decisions: Explore methodologies for making informed decisions that lead to strategic outcomes.Apply Adaptive Learning Techniques: Discover techniques for adapting your learning style to various contexts and challenges.Be Resilient in Adversity: Explore ways to cultivate resilience and thrive in the face of adversity and uncertainty.Leadership Style & Story SummaryUnleashing Hidden Potential: Darroodi believes in humans' hidden potential. Often, external encouragement is needed to tap into greatness beyond imagination. He believes people are more capable than they think, and we all need someone to push us to go out of our comfort zone. When building a team, he seeks those who have a story, not just a great resume, those who overcame difficulties & challenges and showed resilience.The Power of Learning: Daarrodi advises us to embrace constant discovery and to engage with novel concepts and people. He treasures wisdom from mentors, focusing on punch lines & pivotal phrases engraved in memory.Nurture Growth: Darroodi champions empowering leadership. He promotes intercultural understanding, values GenZers, and dismantles hierarchical structures. As a guide, he aids individuals in pursuing their distinct North Star goals. He advises working with team members and learning from them. Leaders and employees should learn about cultures and make a conscious effort to engage with the GenZers. When he works with individuals, he immediately asks them to figure out what they want to achieve in their lives and empowers everyone to have the freedom to share their ideas.Leadership Style: His role as a leader is to guide, advise, and help teams achieve and reach where their North Star is. Aarash helps his team to get closer to whatever that North Star goal is. ”I see it more as a guide. That's how I see leadership.”Join us and listen to Aarash's leadership insights about unleashing hidden potential, lifelong learning, and nurturing personal and professional growth.Thought Leadership SegmentIn today's Thought Leadership Spotlight segment, we welcome the President of Dale Carnegie of Arizona, Ken Beyersdorf, and highlight the core value of aligning actions with goals by applying one of the Dale Carnegie principles: "If you are wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically”. Like Aarash, our guest emphasizes the importance of having a clear vision and evaluating actions to achieve that vision.
Get ready to level up your law firm's online presence! In this can't-miss episode, we welcome back SEO guru Nathan Gotch (@nathan.gotch), Founder of Gotch SEO Academy , for an in-depth masterclass on search engine optimization. If you want to get found and stand out in the crowded legal market, SEO is essential. Done right, it's the most cost-effective way to drive traffic, capture leads, and build authority. Whether you're new to SEO or want a refresher, this episode has tactics that work in today's evolving landscape. Invest the time. Gain an invaluable edge over the competition. Tools in this Episode: How to make your site more relevant (and more likely to rank) on Google. The mechanics of optimized content that results in conversions. Actionable tactics to maximize your law firm's visibility and credibility online. Links Want to hear more from elite personal injury lawyers and industry-leading marketers? Follow us on social media for more. Rankings.io Instagram Chris Dreyer Instagram Personal Injury Mastermind Instagram Personal Injury Mastermind Threads Rankings.io Twitter Rankings.io Website Chris Dreyer Website Nathan Gotch Instagram Nathan Gotch LinkedIn Gotch SEO LinkedIn Gotch SEO Academy Website Nathan Gotch YouTube Nathan Gotch Website What's in This Episode: Who is Nathan Gotch? What relevancy has to do with dominating the competition. Why user intent should be every firm's North Star. Best practices for SEO in 2023. Past Guests Past guests on Personal Injury Mastermind: Brent Sibley, Sam Glover, Larry Nussbaum, Michael Mogill, Brian Chase, Jay Kelley, Alvaro Arauz, Eric Chaffin, Brian Panish, John Gomez, Sol Weiss, Matthew Dolman, Gabriel Levin, Seth Godin, David Craig, Pete Strom, John Ruhlin, Andrew Finkelstein, Harry Morton, Shay Rowbottom, Maria Monroy, Dave Thomas, Marc Anidjar, Bob Simon, Seth Price, John Gomez, Megan Hargroder, Brandon Yosha, Mike Mandell, Brett Sachs, Paul Faust, Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert Additional Episodes You Might Enjoy 80. Mike Papantonio, Levin, Papantonio, & Rafferty — Doing Well by Doing Good 84. Glen Lerner, Lerner and Rowe – A Steady Hand in a Shifting Industry 101. Pratik Shah, EsquireTek — Discovering the Power of Automation 134. Darryl Isaacs, Isaacs & Isaacs — The Hammer: Insights from a Marketing Legend 104. Taly Goody, Goody Law Group — Finding PI Clients on TikTok 63. Joe Fried, Fried Goldberg LLC — How To Become An Expert And Revolutionize Your PI Niche 96. Brian Dean, Backlinko — Becoming a Linkable Source 83. Seth Godin — Differentiation: How to Make Your Law Firm a Purple Cow 73. Neil Patel, Neil Patel — Digital A New Approach to Content and Emerging Marketing Channels
Montreal was a hotbed of spies and conspirators during the U.S. Civil War. IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed and investigative journalist Julian Sher, author of The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln, tour Montreal's past and present, tracing the city's hidden Confederate past.
Key TakeawaysThe importance of identifying and pursuing your North Star in life.How adversity can be a catalyst for growth and self-discovery.The power of consistency in achieving your goals and overcoming obstacles.Defining happiness on your terms and pursuing what sets your soul on fire.The role of culture and shared vision in achieving organizational success.Resources MentionedInterested in connecting with other like-minded individuals? Then join our VonFinch Private Capital Network. Learn more at http://www.vonfinch.com/invest. About our Guest:Scott Miller is a highly accomplished executive with over three decades of experience in the beverage industry. He has held various leadership positions and has a passion for leadership development and organizational success. Scott is also the author of "The Summit Mindset," a book that offers valuable insights into achieving personal and professional goals. CTAsAre you looking for High-Performance Business & Mindset Coaching? Schedule a call now and see how we can be of service to you. http://www.investormindset.com/discoverEstablish your relationship with VonFinch now for exclusive invite-only opportunities. Schedule an introductory call now at http://www.vonfinch.com/call.Download your free strategy guide, The Passive Investor Playbook at http://www.vonfinch.com/playbookAre you looking for High-Performance Business & Mindset Coaching? Schedule a call now and see how we can be of service to you. http://www.investormindset.com/discoverInvesting to Hedge Against Inflation - Free online training at https://investormindset.com/start
Today, we're diving deep into the fascinating world of decision-making because, let's face it, we make choices left and right every single day. Some are as big as deciding to tie the knot or have kiddos, while others are as small as picking out the right T-shirt color!So, what's the secret sauce to making the best choices for your life? Well, I've got some fantastic tips to share with you:1️⃣ First things first, let's talk about finding your "North Star." It's like setting your life's GPS to what truly matters to you. What do you want your life to look like, and what's your ultimate purpose? Let's align your decisions with that guiding star!2️⃣ You've got skills and talents, right? So do I! But it's essential to choose paths that align with your North Star, not just the ones that bring in the big bucks. Trust me; fulfillment is the name of the game.3️⃣ Speaking of fulfillment, ever noticed how some choices just feel right deep down in your gut? Well, there's actual science behind it! Your gut feeling, or intuition, is a powerful decision-making tool linked to your enteric nervous system. It's your second brain, and it's worth paying attention to!4️⃣ To make even better choices, try the "10-10-10 rule." Ask yourself how you'll feel about a decision in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years. It's like peering into the future to see if your choice stands the test of time! 5️⃣ Lastly, remember to pause and reflect. Give your brain some time to shift from emotional reactions to logical reasoning. This simple step can save you from impulsive decisions you might regret later.I get it; we're often drawn to logical thinking, but sometimes our feelings and intuition are our secret superpowers. When you blend gut instincts with critical thinking, magic happens!
It's time to welcome former MLB executive and President of Stark Contrast, Kyle Stark, to Linch with a Leader. In this episode, Mike and Kyle share a candid conversation about his journey in professional baseball, how his view of being a leader shifted, and how his faith stabilized every step.Welcome to the Linch with a Leader Podcast, where you're invited to join the spiritual principles behind big success, with host Mike Linch.Subscribe to the channel so you never miss an episode: youtube.com/@linchwithaleaderPrefer just listening? SUBSCRIBE to the podcast here:Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0dJfeLbikJlKlBqAx6mDYW?si=bcb311d852c947c2Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/linch-with-a-leader/id1279929826Find show notes and more information at: www.mikelinch.comFollow for EVERYDAY leadership content and interaction:Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikelinchInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikelinch/?...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.linch.75/JOIN Mike for a Sunday at NorthStar Church:www.northstarchurch.orgyoutube.com/@nsckennesawConnect with Kyle:Stark Contrast's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@UCbL2FV5eo4rusnRxGk6uzzQ'Love Does' by Bob Goff:https://www.amazon.com/Love-Does-Discover-Secretly-Incredible/dp/1400203759/ref=asc_df_1400203759/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312446862670&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5479680076855247865&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1015399&hvtargid=pla-435413074730&psc=1