I fly solo in this episode as I explore the common themes of these first fourteen episodes of my Bring Your Whole Self to Work podcast. I also share openly about some of what has been going on in my life, with my work, and behind the scenes with this project. I ‘ve been fortunate to have amazing thought leaders, business leaders, and changemakers on my list of interviewees. My guests have been gracious enough to share the experiences that have shaped their perspectives, and the wisdom they have acquired during their wide-ranging careers, life changes, and personal adjustments.
Recurring topics of conversation include passion, gender, change, sexual orientation, body image, leadership, culture, and more. Each guest has inspired me to look deeper within myself, to investigate what judgments I may have adopted in my own life, where I hold myself back, and how to bring more of myself to my work and life. I look forward to introducing my listeners to more amazing guests, on my quest to gain insights for my upcoming book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work. This episode is full of thoughts, ideas, and insights I have learned through these first interviews and as I continue to explore this multifaceted topic.
[2:46] How the Bring Your Whole Self to Work Podcast came to be, and how it will be used for the book, Bring Your Whole Self to Work.
[4:19] So far, 2016 has been intense, in both challenging and wonderful ways.
[9:51] Truth telling can be difficult, if it is coming from a wound, as my friend, Glennon Doyle Melton shared.
[14:27] When we are dealing with things in our lives, how do we show up fully in all of our roles?
[15:01] The personal details my interviewees have shared on this podcast have been about growth, consciously or unconsciously.
[18:40] Change as a journey has been a human theme, weaving its way through the past interviews.
[23:04] Michael Bungay Stanier inspired me to look at the patterns of body image and appearance people have.
[24:17] The current election has me inspecting my own judgments, and exploring areas where I may be righteous.
[31:17] Just how much do we hold ourselves back in certain situations?
[33:20] The concept of bringing your whole self to work has simple aspects, as well as thought- provoking considerations.
[35:14] How does our gender, or sexual orientation, play into our ability to show up authentically?
[39:21] I am grateful you are here with me, as I find my way through the early days of my new podcast.