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

February 6, 2018

My guest today is someone who has had a positive impact on my life. My friend, Ray Arata, is the founder of the Better Man Conference and co-founder of the Inclusionary Leadership Group. He's the author of Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake-Up Call into Emotional Health and Happiness, and the forthcoming book, The Power of the Heart: A Guidebook for Inclusionary Leaders.

Ray is an integrative leadership coach who is focused on inspiring men to support and advocate for women in today's world.

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January 30, 2018

My guest today is Ron Carucci. Ron is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Navalent, a consulting firm working with top-level executives from influential companies. Ron and I discuss how leaders can show up fully to fill the enormous expectations placed on them, the common pitfalls many new executives face and how leaders can anticipate and preemptively tackle the challenges that arise from being placed in a position of power.

Ron contributes to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. His most recent book, Rising to Power: The Journey of Exceptional Executives and his TEDx Talks focus on power and influence in the world of business.

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January 23, 2018

My guest on today’s podcast, Andy Molinsky, is an expert in cross-cultural adaptation. He is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. and a Master’s from Harvard. He holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia and a BA in International Affairs from Brown. He has been featured in and written for Harvard Business Review.

During our conversation, we discuss the importance of authenticity, courage, and inclusion, as well as his books, Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures Without Losing Yourself in the Process and Reach: A Strategy to Help You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Rise to the Challenge.  Andy delves into the concepts of cultural fusion and the art of cross-cultural relations.

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January 16, 2018

My guest on today’s podcast, Anese Cavanaugh, is a pioneer in the field of corporate wellness programs. At a time when few corporations were investing in their organization’s welfare, Chevron hired Anese in the 1990s to develop a health and productivity leadership program. She has since started her own consulting firm, written the influential book, Contagious Culture, and raised two children.  During today’s show, Anese walks us through her IEP (Intentional Energetic Presence) method, how leaders can show up more powerfully, and how business culture is created.

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January 9, 2018

My guest on today’s podcast, Will Marré, is a passionate women’s leadership advocate. He has worked for over 25 years helping corporations like Gap Inc., Nike, GE, and Johnson & Johnson create cultures of inclusiveness. During our discussion, Will shares the history of women in the corporate system, why male behaviors are favored in the hierarchal structure, and why the system needs to change in order for a corporation to flourish. He also shares five things women and men can do to create a workplace with a higher emotional intelligence and equal gender opportunity.

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January 2, 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 is now officially upon us. I know it’s common for us to make a new year’s resolution at this time. However, this can be tricky for a number of reasons.  On this week's episode, I share the process I use to set my intentions and goals for the new year. The key to this process is a series of questions I ask myself. As we discussed last week, there are six completion questions that help us reflect on the past year and bring closure.  There are also five creation questions that really shine a light on what is most important for us and what we hope to achieve and experience in the next 12 months.

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December 26, 2017

It has become my tradition to use the week in between Christmas and the New Year to reflect back on what transpired during the year and take a personal inventory of any wins and challenges I experienced. 2017 has been quite a year, eh? In this final podcast episode of the year, I share the six completion questions I ask myself to consciously complete any items I don’t intend to bring forward into 2018. This is a powerful process we can use to make space for creativity and opportunity in the New Year.
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December 19, 2017

This week I talk with writer and speaker, Scott Stabile. Scott is a fascinating guy who shares his life experiences in his book, Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart. The book is a collection of essays that developed from the stories of love and authenticity he posted on his fantastic Facebook page. During our discussion, Scott openly reveals the challenges he faced after losing his parents in a tragic act of violence at the age of fourteen, why he shares his personal story with others and overcoming his fear of being judged, and how he finds the courage to bring his whole self to his work, his writing, and his creativity.

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December 12, 2017

This week I chat with Diana Chapman. Diana is a trusted advisor to senior leaders within some of the top companies in the world. She is an advocate for personal growth, personal responsibility, and conscious leadership. I find her no-nonsense approach to life and business refreshing. Diana is the co-founder of the Conscious Leadership Group and the co-author of 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: The New Paradigm for Sustainable Success. During this episode, Diana shares her important outlook on life, leadership, and success.

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December 5, 2017

This week I speak to someone who shares my passion for authenticity, Henna Inam. In 2010, Henna left her job to start her own consulting company, Transformational Leadership Inc. She works with leaders and organizations - helping them enhance their team culture. Henna’s approach to authenticity starts at the foundation of awareness and appreciation of self. Her book, Wired for Authenticity, and her keynote speeches shift perspectives and deepen connections.

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