49 episodes

Soft Skills are increasingly valuable for your career and your projects. In each episode, host Yadi Caro delves into a different "soft skill" featuring experts and people in highly technical fields who have used soft skills to succeed.

Hardcore Soft Skills Podcast Yadira Caro

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Soft Skills are increasingly valuable for your career and your projects. In each episode, host Yadi Caro delves into a different "soft skill" featuring experts and people in highly technical fields who have used soft skills to succeed.

    Replay: Curiosity: Debbie Berebichez, Ph.D.

    Replay: Curiosity: Debbie Berebichez, Ph.D.

    This episode originally aired in December 2020. 
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    Curiosity is a very important skill which gives us a competitive advantage. According to research people with high curiosity are more inquisitive and generate more original ideas. Curiosity can also help us have more positive engagement with our teammates.
    My guest today is driven by curiosity and inspires others to cultivate it as well. Dr.  Deborah Berebichez is the first Mexican woman to graduate from Stanford University with a PhD in Physics. She also completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Columbia University's Applied Math and Physics Department and at NYU.
    She uses her education and background to make science approachable to a wide range of audiences. Debbie was co-host of Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show. She also appears as an expert on the Travel Channel, NOVA, CNN, FOX, MSNBC and numerous international media outlets.
    Currently she is the Chief Data Scientist at data science training company provider Metis where she leads the creation and growth of data science training opportunities. She is committed to help women and minorities follow STEM careers.
    When you hear her story, you’ll realize how her curiosity drove her to confront adversity and follow her calling. In today’s episode we talk about her fascinating story, her work and she gives us specific lessons to start cultivating curiosity.
    To know more about Debbie visit her website: http://www.sciencewithdebbie.com/
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    • 31 min
    Decision-Making: Patrick McGinnis

    Decision-Making: Patrick McGinnis

    You probably have heard the term FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). How about the term FOBO (Fear of Better Options).
    Today I speak with the creator of both terms. Patrick McGinnis (https://patrickmcginnis.com/) coined the term FOMO in a 2004 article in the student newspaper of Harvard Business School. FOMO has since been added to the dictionary and FOBO has become an increasingly popular framework to describe choice paralysis. You can view his TED Talk here.

    In this episode, he talks about his approach to decision-making and specific practices we can implement to avoid decision fatigue.
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    • 27 min
    Resilience: Jesse Iwuji

    Resilience: Jesse Iwuji

    Resilience is a skill we can develop over time and in our guest has shown an example of persistence to achieve his dreams. Jesse Iwuji (https://www.jesseiwuji.com/) is a race car driver and member of the US Navy Reserve. He is also a big supporter of NASCAR diversity and inclusion, and speaks to many audiences about leadership and resilience. In this episode he talks about his career, and his family who migrated from Nigeria with barely anything. We also discuss how you can also overcome adversity.
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    • 18 min
    Humor: Andrew Tarvin

    Humor: Andrew Tarvin

    In this episode we will talk about Humor with Andrew Tarvin. He is a Humor Engineer. While he started his career in the world of computer science, he is a now a speaker and coach who teaches people and organizations how to use humor to be more effective while having fun. 
    In this episode we talk about this transition in his career, the steps you can take to apply humor and the different personas you will find in the workplace. You can find out who you are via the website humorthatworks.com. 
    You can see his TEDx Talk here. 

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    • 27 min
    Persuasion: Andres Lares

    Persuasion: Andres Lares

    In this episode we discuss a skill many of us want to improve at: Persuasion.  In the book Persuade, Andres Lares  and Jeff Cochran gives very practical advice, including the building blocks to create persuasion. Andres Lares is a Managing Partner at the Shapiro Negotiations Institute and his expertise is in dealing live negotiations with major sports clients. He has lectured on the topic of negotiation and influence at various universities. 

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    • 29 min
    Motivation: Dr. Bobbi Wegner

    Motivation: Dr. Bobbi Wegner

    Do you consider yourself a motivated person? How about a person who can motivate others?  Motivation is not a matter of getting the right speech for your team or about reading motivational quotes. It takes understanding yourself and others, it is about dealing with change. 
    In this episode you will learn about Motivation with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Bobbi Wegner (https://www.drbobbiwegner.com/) . She is an author, international speaker, and lecturer at Harvard. She discusses about the right and wrong ways to motivate your team members. 
    Dr. Wegner is also the founder of Groops (https://joingroops.com/ ), an online service which provides virtual support groups for work-life, relationships, parenting and self-care. 
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    • 25 min

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Chabdab ,

Love this podcast!

I am amazed at the quality and diversity of topics and guests!
My favourite episode is the one on story telling. So important in so many aspects of life. With the short attention spans these days, stories are the way to engage people for more than a minute. What an important skill!

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