13 episodes

Urstoria focuses on the art of storytelling as it relates to our personal and professional lives. Connecting with others through our use of story can deepen our relationships and inspire others to action. Urstoria Podcasters are interested in professional and personal development, without sacrificing fun in the process. Join us for professional and personal stories of self-discovery and constant growth.

Urstoria - It's Your Story - Tell it! Jenn Wegrzyn: podcaster, communications nerd, connector

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Urstoria focuses on the art of storytelling as it relates to our personal and professional lives. Connecting with others through our use of story can deepen our relationships and inspire others to action. Urstoria Podcasters are interested in professional and personal development, without sacrificing fun in the process. Join us for professional and personal stories of self-discovery and constant growth.

    UrStoria - Episode 13 - Let Yourself Get Down, Cry It Out

    UrStoria - Episode 13 - Let Yourself Get Down, Cry It Out

    Kent Schlink shares his incredible near-death experience.  He not only survives, but, thrives in this amazing story.  This is one you should hear if you're interested in motivation and goal-setting.

    It's Your Story- Create it, write it, tell it!

    • 46 min
    UrStoria - Episode 12 - Gut Instinct Vs Over-Analysis

    UrStoria - Episode 12 - Gut Instinct Vs Over-Analysis

    Jenn Wegrzyn hosts UrStoria - a podcast that uses story to connect, entertain and inform...Gut instinct vs Over-analysis - how much analysis is too much?  When do we need to be confident in our gut instinct and move forward? When do we need to do more analysis? We tackle all these scenarios and more with guest Dean McAlister.
    It's Your Story - Create it! Write it! Tell It!!

    www.urstoria.com

    • 45 min
    UrStoria - Episode 11 - Professional Development: Reinvention or Atrophy - Your Choice

    UrStoria - Episode 11 - Professional Development: Reinvention or Atrophy - Your Choice

    In this episode, the choice is simple, we can reinvent or we can atrophy…which do you choose? Dean McAlister discusses why, if Professional Development is so important and can be linked to higher profit margins, does it get swept under the rug for more pressing priorities? We speak about looking at leadership and development with the lens of “who” we want to be and not “what” we want to be.
    It’s your story - tell it! For show notes and references go to www.urstoria.com.

    • 48 min
    UrStoria - Episode 10 - Failure as a Step to Success

    UrStoria - Episode 10 - Failure as a Step to Success

    We spend a lot of energy trying to avoid it, prevent it, but, despite our best intentions - we are confronted with failure.  What do you do next?  What is your attitude toward failure? This episode we explore Failure and learn to look forward to the learnings gained from failure.
    Dean McAlister shares a professional failure with us to demonstrate why you wouldn't want to fear or forget about it, but, instead use it as a step toward success. It's Your Story, Tell it!
    References-www.urstoria.com

    • 39 min
    UrStoria - Episode 9 - Hiring Talent and Growing Skill vs Hiring Skill and Hoping There is Talent Remaining

    UrStoria - Episode 9 - Hiring Talent and Growing Skill vs Hiring Skill and Hoping There is Talent Remaining

    UrStoria Listeners!  Dean McAlister joins us to discuss hiring raw talent vs hiring for pre-existing skill sets and what are the ramifications of each.  Dean talks about what is required of a leader when hiring raw talent and ways to recognize raw talent that has development potential in an organization.  A must for anyone that is in the position of hiring!

    It's Your Story - Tell It!  
    For references mentioned in the episode and for show notes go to www.urstoria.com.

    • 42 min
    UrStoria - Episode 8 - Be Passionate About Who You Are - Spencer Holt, PhD

    UrStoria - Episode 8 - Be Passionate About Who You Are - Spencer Holt, PhD

    It's UrStoria-Tell It! Spencer Holt, PhD joins us to speak about Professional Development Plans. We tackle Professional Development Plans, how plans are changing with the economy and technology and how we develop to gain skill and experience rather than title - a modern spin on professional development. Spencer also touches on Leadership Development and Personal Branding. You'll love the content and passion that Spencer brings to the discussion!
    Show notes and more information: www.urstoria.com

    • 49 min

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