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JUN 17: Good Talk with Daniel Stillman

What’s the difference between a good conversation and a transformative conversation?  Most often, it’s the difference between getting what you want from a conversation versus wishing you could get that time back.  Daniel Stillman designs conversations for a living.  Today, he discusses how real change is needed now, more than ever, and that change will not come through force, edict, or persuasion.  Our future will be built through conversation.

His new book, Good Talk: How to Design Conversations that Matter has dozens of tools and interactive components, making it an accessible handbook to navigate the conversations that matter.

Daniel works with organizations like Google, Nike and Visa to help them frame and sustain productive dialog, deepen their facilitation skills, and coach them through the innovation process.  He also hosts The Conversation Factory podcast where he interviews leaders, changemakers and innovators on how they design the conversations in their work and lives.

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Business, Career, Personal Development

APR 15: Peter Economy with his Management Mentor in a Book

Many of us have been in #StayAtHome mode for a few weeks, so have you been thinking about what changes you want to make when you return to work? Are you ready to up the ante and learn some new skills to help you be a better manager? Seek new opportunities?

Peter Economy‘s new book is a management mentor in a book and today we discuss traits of good managers, bad habits to avoid, how to handle toxic office politics, and the importance of learning to delegate effectively.

Known on INC.com as The Leadership Guy, Peter Economy is credited with more than 100 books and over 1500 articles. He consults with executives, executive coaches, and business consultants worldwide. His new book, Wait I’m the Boss?!? The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One.

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Business, Career, Non Fiction

FEB 26: Trevor Blake on Secrets to a Successful Startup

Have you ever had a brilliant idea, let it marinate for awhile, then learned someone else shared the same vision and is making millions off that same idea?  Entrepreneur and author Trevor Blake shares his own in-the-trenches experience to show you how to take your winning idea and launch it into a thriving startup.  You’ll also learn what could have been Vicki’s ticket to a life of luxury — if only she had acted on her idea!

Trevor was the founder and CEO of 3 different medical technology companies, which he sold for over $300 million.  The author of 3 Simple Steps, his latest book – Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving and Thriving in your Own Venture – is a practical handbook based on his own experience, business studies, and stories of other highly successful entrepreneurs.

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Business, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Spirituality

JAN 22: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga. Lessons from Google & a Zen Monastery Kitchen

Today’s guest says “When prosperity is equated with material wealth attained for its own sake, the word prosperity loses its deep meaning.” In The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga author Ellen Grace O’Brian‘s focuses on how to fulfill your soul and material desires, without hyper-materialism.

Ellen Grace O’Brian is the director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA. She’s taught Kriya Yoga internationally for over three decades. As an award-winning poet, Ellen weaves poetry into her teachings.

Also, how would your life be different if you could achieve maximum focus without losing flexibility?  If you achieved more of the ‘right things’ while bringing more peace into the world? With his Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, author Marc Lesser dishes up the tools you’ll need for optimum accomplishment without the stress that comes with it.

Marc was founder and CEO of three companies, and is the author of four books. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world.

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Business, Career, Non Fiction, Social Issues, Women's Issues

NOV 27: Andrea Kramer’s It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace

Women have made great strides in establishing themselves in the workforce, so why do most workplaces remain male dominated environments?  Andrea Kramer joins us today to discuss ways we can close that gap, from avoiding applying double standards to female colleagues to the consequences resulting from men bragging and self-promoting while women downplay their achievements.  You’ll also find out that millenials might not be quite as different as you thought, and why perfectionsim is overrated.  Andrea’s new book, co-authored with her husband, Alton Harris, is It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It.

For decades, attorneys Andrea and Alton have confronted gender bias in the workplace through speaking, workshops, articles, blog posts, podcasts, one-on-one counselling, and engagements with national and international business and professional organizations. They have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many other publications.

 

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Business, Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

AUG 05: Helene Segura’s The Great Escape & Tom Bunn’s Panic Free

If you have ever been guilty of claiming vacations are too stressful, you will fall behind if you take time off, you end up working on your days off, anyway … it’s time for you to get away from it all.  Helene Segura returns to Conversations Live with The Great Escape: A Vacation Planner for Busy People Who Want to Take a Real Break from Work and Life.

Known as The Inefficiency Assassin, productivity expert Helene Segura has authored four books and been the featured organization expert in over 200 media interviews.

Later, now that you’ve decided to take that vacation, there might be one more obstacle … a fear of flying.  Captain Tom Bunn, LCSW, is a licensed therapist who routinely addressed flight panic during his years as an airline pilot.  His methods of overcoming your anxiety and stress extend beyond the threshold of the airplane gate to everyday life.

Tom is the author of Panic Free: The 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobiaand is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.

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Business, Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

JUN 03: Helene Segura’s The Great Escape & Tom Bunn’s Panic Free

The most productive people in the world realize the importance of recharging and rebooting.  If you are guilty of claiming any of the usual tropes … vacations are too stressful, you will fall behind if you take time off, you end up working on your days off, anyway … it’s time for you to get away from it all.  Helene Segura returns to Conversations Live with The Great Escape: A Vacation Planner for Busy People Who Want to Take a Real Break from Work and Life.

Known as The Inefficiency Assassin, productivity expert Helene Segura has authored four books and been the featured organization expert in over 200 media interviews.

Later, now that you’ve decided to take that vacation, there might be one more obstacle … a fear of flying.  Captain Tom Bunn, LCSW, is a licensed therapist who spent many years addressing flight panic as an airline pilot.  His methods of overcoming your anxiety and stress extend beyond the threshold of the airplane gate to everyday life.

Tom is the author of Panic Free: The 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobiaand is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.

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Business, Career, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Women's Issues

JAN 14: Elizabeth Emens’ Life Admin & Dr. Bryan Robinson’s #CHILL

Today’s show turns the invisible visible.  Our guests expose the hidden costs of the invisible, often unpaid, and thankless labor you do everyday, and share how to create more sustaining relationships and communication skills while creating more fun time for yourself.

Even with technology (and often because of it) aiding us, most of us are drowning in an endless sea of paperwork, bills, texts, and e-mails, all tedious tasks that become overwhelming if we don’t stay on top of them.  With Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More, author Elizabeth Emens offers simple ways to reduce the time and effort we spend on these mundane daily details of life.  Elizabeth is a legal scholar and an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University.

Next, Psychotherapist Dr. Bryan Robinson says “If you are a workaholic, overachiever, or perfectionist, you have permission to stop working and #CHILL.  His new book, #CHILL: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life, explores how to get out of the trap of working non-stop and achieve a healthy work/life balance.  Dr. Robinson is a psychotherapist and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has authored thirty nonfiction books and written for over one-hundred professional journals and magazines.

 

 

 

 

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Business, Career, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Self-help, Social Issues

JUN 18: Kate Davies’ Intrinsic Hope, Maia Duerr’s Work That Matters, & Aaron Edelheit’s The Hard Break

We are living in an era of unprecedented crisis, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, maintaining hope for the future is a monumental task.  Intrinsic Hope: Living Courageously in Troubled Times by Kate Davies, M.A.D., offers a powerful antidote to these feelings.

Kate Davies has worked with numerous nongovernmental and governmental organizations on environmental issues, including Greenpeace, and is currently core faculty at Antioch University Seattle’s Center for Creative Change and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Are you trapped in wage slavery at a dead end job, not knowing how to channel your talents to your real life’s purpose?  In Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention, life coach Maia Duerr shares her “6 Keys to Liberation-Based Live-lihood” to point you in a positive direction towards breaking that glass ceiling.

Maia is a writer, organizational consultant, and coach for people going through life and career transitions, drawing years of Zen meditation practice and training in anthropology to create powerful tools for integrating mindfulness into the workplace and home life.

Aaron Edelheit used to work so hard, it nearly killed him.  In The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle, he breaks down the myths around productivity, revealing how taking a one day “hard break” each week to reset can be a life-changing experience, and shares the seven steps to a successful Sabbath.

Aaron is the Chief Strategy Officer for FLO Technologies.  He is the founder of Mindset Capital, a private investment firm, and serves on the board of Moishe House Foundation, also partnering with Social Venture Partners in Santa Barbara working on homelessness.

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JAN 15: Helene Segura’s Road Map to Get Organized & Samuel Culbert’s Good People, Bad Managers

So much to do, so little time!  If you’ve ever been swamped all day but felt like you’ve gotten nowhere, you could do with a little help getting things in order.  Helene Segura, M.A. ed.,  returns today with her new guidebook Road Map to Get Organized: Discover Your Thinking, Learning and Working Styles to Get Your Life Back on Track.  You’ll go step-by-step, learning to develop a mission, embrace change, discover your source of challenges and learning and working style, and how to plan your next steps.

Helene is an organization and productivity expert who guided listeners through keeping track of our New Year’s goals last year with quarterly appearances on Conversations Live.  She has appeared in more than 150 media interviews including publications such as Woman’s Day Magazine and Money Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates.

“There are no bad dogs, just bad owners,” is probably a credo you have heard.  Samuel Culbert, PhD., takes the same principle to the workplace in Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions.  Culbert contends the underlying cause of bad management behavior occurs as managers begin to move up the ladder, pursuing “success” skills rather than crucial management skills.  He offers advice on how to effect change in the workplace to bridge the gap between management and employees who feel disrespected.

Samuel A. Culbert, PhD., is an award-winning author, researcher and professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.  He is the winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management books.

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