41 episodes

Our mission is Thriving Companies, Great Leaders. Avoiding Tough Conversations as leaders keeps us stuck and small, and is horrendously expensive. Our teams and companies are less engaged, experiencing conflict, and sometimes even quitting. But having Tough Conversations with courage and skill can become the defining moments of our careers, our relationships, and our lives. And employees become happier, thriving contributors who want to stick around because they love their job. David Wood talks with thought leaders like Byron Katie and Jack Canfield, top CEOs, and even prison inmates, to help you identify your Tough-Conversations Waiting-to-Happen, and to have those conversations with confidence and skill. So instead of the conversations blowing up in your face, you will artfully transform them into landmark events that expand your life, business, career, team and company. Tough Conversations = Extraordinary Work Results + Life Results. “The gold lies just on the other side of those scary interactions.” More at http://playforreal.life Key topics: leadership training, team building, engagement, difficult conversations, crucial conversations, team coaching, corporate coaching, executive coaching, team training.

Tough Conversations with David Wood David Wood

    • Management
    • 5.0, 5 Ratings

Our mission is Thriving Companies, Great Leaders. Avoiding Tough Conversations as leaders keeps us stuck and small, and is horrendously expensive. Our teams and companies are less engaged, experiencing conflict, and sometimes even quitting. But having Tough Conversations with courage and skill can become the defining moments of our careers, our relationships, and our lives. And employees become happier, thriving contributors who want to stick around because they love their job. David Wood talks with thought leaders like Byron Katie and Jack Canfield, top CEOs, and even prison inmates, to help you identify your Tough-Conversations Waiting-to-Happen, and to have those conversations with confidence and skill. So instead of the conversations blowing up in your face, you will artfully transform them into landmark events that expand your life, business, career, team and company. Tough Conversations = Extraordinary Work Results + Life Results. “The gold lies just on the other side of those scary interactions.” More at http://playforreal.life Key topics: leadership training, team building, engagement, difficult conversations, crucial conversations, team coaching, corporate coaching, executive coaching, team training.

    How to Make Anything Happen

    How to Make Anything Happen

    http://playforreal.life - Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed or closed museums in Florence for a private dinner party? You do now.

    Steve Sims is a best selling Author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, a sought-after coach and a speaker to audiences which include....Harvard and the Pentagon! More episodes at http://playforreal.life/podcast

    • 36 min
    Speak with Love or Not at All + Shadow Healing with Matthew Mitchell

    Speak with Love or Not at All + Shadow Healing with Matthew Mitchell

    Are you able to love and compassion when you're in disagreement with someone? There's a dark side to everyone, and often that dark side shows up when we're emotional or have charge with someone. The key is to heal that 'shadow' and communicate with compassion and respect - as difficult as that may be. More episodes at http://playforreal.life/podcast

    • 10 min
    How to Gamify Your Life

    How to Gamify Your Life

    Have you ever considered scoring your own life and career? So you can play it better?
    In this episode I show you how I created my own rules of a great life, and TRACK the good and bad practices using a cool new app. I hope this inspires you to create your OWN rules, and give yourself points - and even tangible rewards - for following practices that support your best life! More episodes at http://playforreal.life/podcast

    • 13 min
    David’s Life Journey – Hitting Rock Bottom and Rising From the Ashes

    David’s Life Journey – Hitting Rock Bottom and Rising From the Ashes

    I got into coaching by accident. This excerpt from my Vroom Vroom Veer podcast appearance tells my personal story – from getting paid to live and work in another country, to my huge crash and burnout, to my more recent comeback. I’ll even tell you why I left Bali in a hurry.
    More episodes at http://playforreal.life/podcast

    • 18 min
    When You're Tempted to Stay Silent...Speak Up! (w/ Adam Lewis Walker)

    When You're Tempted to Stay Silent...Speak Up! (w/ Adam Lewis Walker)

    What do you do when someone stands you up? Do you address it? Or... Don’t rock the boat. Don’t make waves. Don’t bring up something that might be awkward for both people and could go horribly wrong. Do these seem like familiar strategies? Unfortunately, staying silent can harm the relationship. In this episode, Adam Lewis Walker and I talk about a real life tough conversation I decided to have with him, and what it was like for him to be on the other side of it. http://playforreal.life/podcast

    • 23 min
    Unconventional Speaking and Leading - with David Wood and Derek Loudermilk

    Unconventional Speaking and Leading - with David Wood and Derek Loudermilk

    The way I spoke on stage changed almost overnight. I talk about how, and more, in this episode with Derek Loudermilk. He interviewed me on a book he's writing, and I recorded it for my own records. The audio is lower quality, but if you can get past the typing sounds, I think you'll be glad you listened to this one.

    • 13 min

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alice grace hong ,

Great topic and insightful, relevant conversations!

I love the topic of these podcasts, as they are relevant for daily life. David has incredible guests and his insightful questions prompt a depth and “real-ness” of conversation that I so appreciate! Thank you David!

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Great podcast

Highly recommend!

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Wealth of information

David has been a source of great information. He has deep experience in the world of entrepreneurship and he share his experience freely and openly

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