Join Mike for his new podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. Each week Mike interviews interesting and influential business leaders and thought leaders – getting real with them about their journey through life and work. You’ll hear the truth behind their stories, the wisdom they’ve gain through success and failure, some of the challenges they’ve faced, and what they’ve done to bring as much of themselves as possible to their work. These conversations are designed to give you specific insights and techniques for creating greater authenticity, courage, and fulfillment in your career, as well as ideas and inspiration for how you can create an environment around you at work where people get real, have each other’s backs, and have the courage to bring all of who they are.

Archive for Bring Your Whole Self To Work

August 23, 2016melissa daimler

Today’s guest, Melissa Daimler, is someone I’ve known for 15 years. She knows a ton about the coaching world because she was the very first employee of Coach University, which is one of the top coach training schools in the world. She moved from New York City, where she ran her own very successful coaching business and arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area in time for the dot-com boom.

Melissa’s desire to be part of a team led her to the Epylon Corporation, as their Director of People. She then moved to Adobe where she spent 10 years in various HR and Talent roles.  Four and a half years ago she took a job at Twitter as their Head of Learning and Organizational Development. She sits on the board of the Association for Talent Development and she’s written articles for  the Harvard Business Review.

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August 16, 2016matthew luhn

My guest on this podcast episode, Matthew Luhn, worked for over twenty years at Pixar - helping create the stories for some of the most successful animated films in history, including: Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Cars, UP, and Finding Nemo.

Today, he is a keynote speaker and consultant to some of most influential businesses and brands in the world like Apple, Charles Schwab, Google, Adidas, Disney and many others.  These companies contact him when they want to know how to inspire creativity and innovation internally as well as how to make better connections with their customers. Matthew’s unique story creation experience with Pixar, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), and The Simpsons, along with his anybody can succeed attitude, make his “Story for Business” seminars and workshops a sought after experience.    

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August 9, 2016Bob Andrews

My guest today, Bob Andrews, is someone I’ve known for many years.  He is a dear friend and someone I greatly appreciate.  Bob has had an interesting career - working as a teacher, then as a retail store manager, and ultimately building his career in the field of Human Resources.  He was the head HR for Jamba Juice and held various HR jobs at Gap Inc.  Bob is now working for himself, doing something he has always felt passionate about - executive and leadership coaching.

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August 2, 2016michael

Michael Bungay Stanier is my guest on this week’s episode of my podcast. He is the author of many books including Do More Great Work and, his latest, The Coaching Habit. Michael’s company, Box of Crayons, help organizations to do less good work and more great work.

What does Bring Your Whole Self to Work Mean to Michael?

Michael references the insights in the book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford and how the ‘I Am That’ process allows a person to acknowledge all that they are and show up as their whole person. He says there is something about understanding how you are different in this world and doubling down on what makes you unique.

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July 26, 2016EricServerson_Headshot

Today's episode of my Bring Your Whole Self to Work podcast is with my friend Eric Severson. Eric has been working and studying the field of Human Resources for over 25 years. He spent many of those years at Gap Inc., which is where we met.  At Gap Inc., Eric served as the co-CHRO in charge of global enterprise talent strategy and operations.

He is a leader who works to create culture and support the growth of talent.  In 2014, Eric was appointed by the US Commerce Secretary to be a part of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). The organization's initiatives include looking at how to create organizations where people can bring their whole selves to work and be successful. They also focus on how organizations and corporations can be positive influences in society at large.

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July 19, 2016dacher

Today I’m speaking with my friend Dr. Dacher Keltner, a professor at UC Berkeley who is also the co-founder and faculty director of the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. He is a renowned expert in the biological and evolutionary origins of human emotions and he studies awe, compassion, beauty and love. He just wrote a new book, The Power Paradox, and has also authored two previous books, Born to Be Good:The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassion Instinct.

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July 19, 2016ChipConley-smile07

This is the very first episode of my new podcast, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. I really wanted to do something special for this first show and was so excited that my friend, the amazing Chip Conley, agreed to join me. Chip is a business leader, a thought leader, and a person I respect and admire a great deal. At 26, he started Joie de Vivre – which became the second largest boutique hotel company in the United States. He sold the company back in 2010. Chip is the author of four books with a fifth one on the way and for the past 38 months he has worked as a mentor to the founders of Airbnb and a leader within the company as they’ve grown exponentially. He is a true renaissance man of life, business, personal growth, culture, and more.

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July 13, 2016Bring Your Whole Self To Work Podcast

So, why am I doing this new podcast? Well, during my 15 years of speaking, writing and coaching I’ve gotten to know some incredible business leaders, thought leaders and other fascinating people. As I started to work on my next book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work, I decided I wanted to interview some of these folks as research for the book.  Then I decided it would be cool to record these conversations and share them with others.  So, that was the inspiration for this podcast.

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