10 episodes

Welcome to the People Are The Plan by Smart, Savvy + Associates. Each episode we talk about how to grow leaders that inspire, build teams that thrive and create work cultures that rock.

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    • Business
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Welcome to the People Are The Plan by Smart, Savvy + Associates. Each episode we talk about how to grow leaders that inspire, build teams that thrive and create work cultures that rock.

    LEADERSHIP - SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE

    LEADERSHIP - SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE

    In this episode, host Leah Gregg and Braden Hoeppner kick back live their best #vanlife in Braden’s 1987 Volkswagen Westfalia. Together they discuss the importance of cultivating feedback and trust in the workplace, and the value of taking your foot off the gas so you can slow down and enjoy the ride.

    In this episode:

    - Find out how a coach and mentor helped Braden get his start in marketing
    - How he’s learned to develop his leadership style and skills
    - The importance of working as a team and moving from independence to interdependence
    - How to cultivate feedback from all levels at all times
    - The role grit plays in meaningful work
    - The importance of extending 100% trust when you're building your team
    - Plus, the answer to the question "If you knew then what you know now, what would you say to yourself at the start of your career?"

    For more see https://info.smartsavvy.com/podcast

    • 35 min
    Having Fun in the Workplace: Building Energized & Connected Teams

    Having Fun in the Workplace: Building Energized & Connected Teams

    Having Fun in the Workplace: Building Energized & Connected Teams
    Featuring: Amitis Khorsandi 
    Host: Leah Gregg

    In this episode, host Leah Gregg and Amitis hit the road on an epic Evo tour of Vancouver. Together they discuss the importance of having fun in the workplace, leadership styles, work life balance and how build energized and connected team. 

    Amitis Khorsandi

    Today, we’re chatting with Amitis Khorsandi, Founding Member and Marketing Lead of Evo Car Share.

    Amitis is an entrepreneurial marketing leader. She has over 13 years of brand leadership experience with a specific focus on launching and propelling new brands forward both locally and internationally.

    Her most recent adventure includes spearheading the marketing team that launched and developed the Evo Car Share. It's now the fastest growing car share in North America hitting 100,000+ members in 3 years.

    In this episode:

    - Find out why the key to Amitis’ leadership has a lot to do with having fun
    - The importance of meaningful relationships in the workplace
    - How to build an inspiring and inspired team
    - Two job interview questions that Amitis always asks 
    - Leah asks Amitis, "If you knew then what you know now, what would you say to yourself at the start of your career?" 

    For more see: https://info.smartsavvy.com/podcast/08-amitis-khorsandi

    • 32 min
    The Power of an Outward Mindset - Part Two

    The Power of an Outward Mindset - Part Two

    Special Guest: Sarah Hassildine

    Director of Perfect Patients at Vortala, Sarah Hassildine shares how implementing Outward Mindset principles from The Arbinger Institute transformed their business, including how her remote team of 70+ have increased their connectivity and innovation.

    In this episode we'll talk about:

    - Why Vortala decided to invest in Outward Mindset training for their teams.

    - The stories we tell ourselves to justify our choice in mindset

    - How a scheduled practice of curiosity called "Meet to Learn" between remote co-workers allowed the Vortala team to learn more about each other, about the work they were doing, and ultimately opened the door to innovation and collaboration.
    How a critical mindset shift has led to profound changes in client relationships

    - Tactical ways to diffuse heated conversations and increase positive business results through an Outward Mindset practice.

    - The personal psychological and emotional benefits of practicing an outward mindset.

    See more at https://info.smartsavvy.com/podcast

    • 37 min
    The Power of Adopting an Outward Mindset - Part One

    The Power of Adopting an Outward Mindset - Part One

    Welcome to the People Are The Plan™ Podcast from Smart, Savvy + Associates. Each episode, we'll talk about how to grow leaders that inspire, build teams that thrive, and create work cultures that rock. Today, we’re talking with Jim McNeal.

    Jim McNeal

    Client Solutions Director at Arbinger Institute, Jim McNeal, shares the two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate. One is a self-focused inward mindset and the other is an inclusive outward mindset. He shares how we can make a sustainable change of mindset and the results and impact this type of change can make.

    About the Arbinger Institute

    The Arbinger Institute was founded in 1979 by Dr. C. Terry Warner, the scholar who solved the central problem at the heart of the human sciences: the problem of self-deception.

    That work revealed two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate—a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset—and the path to sustainably changing mindset and results.

    Today, Arbinger Institute helps individuals, teams, and organizations move from the default self-focus of an inward mindset to the results-focus of an outward mindset. Through training, coaching, consulting, and a suite of implementation tools, we enable organizations and their people to achieve results that are only possible with an outward mindset.

    In this episode we'll talk about:

    The implications of mindset on business and leadership
    How the two primary mindset types - inward and outward - drive our decision making

    For better or for worse, how both mindsets drive people and organizations

    Practical ways we can shift our focus and adopt an outward mindset

    • 37 min
    High Performance Leadership Through Vulnerability and Trust

    High Performance Leadership Through Vulnerability and Trust

    With Kristin Linklater, Denise Leech, Adam Brayford

    IN THIS EPISODE THEY SHARE:

    What inspired them to start The Leader's Journey as a team
    How learning about their motivational values and strengths has reshaped how the team connects and solves problems
    How the training has changed their everyday work experience and communication skills
    Their experience implementing critical feedback skills with one another as leaders, and how that's affected their teams
    Adam, Denise, and Kristin share personal summaries of their experiences with The Leader's Journey

    For more see https://info.smartsavvy.com/podcast/05-high-performance-leadership

    • 38 min
    Ready. Set. Pod.

    Ready. Set. Pod.

    With Catherine Ducharme and Peter Reek

    Today, we’re talking with Catherine Ducharme and Peter Reek about coaching, leadership, and what it means to be a people performance company.

    In this episode we'll explore:

    Why we started a podcast and why we're so excited to be in this space!

    What People Are The Plan™ really means.

    How we operate as a people performance company.

    How coaches have influenced Peter and Catherine throughout their careers.

    What the coach approach is all about and how it works on a practical level.

    Why it's important that we learn how to lead ourselves well.

    For more see info.smartsavvy.com/podcast/00-peter-reek-catherine-ducharme

    • 21 min

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