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Conversations from around the world inspiring you to amplify your leadership. Training includes conflict resolution, boundaries, self care, purpose and courage.

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Conversations from around the world inspiring you to amplify your leadership. Training includes conflict resolution, boundaries, self care, purpose and courage.

    Episode 33: How To Keep Going When You're Ready To Quit

    Episode 33: How To Keep Going When You're Ready To Quit

    In this solo episode, I share my story of persistence and why it matters. When you know you're called to lead, follow that sound and don't give up! Plus, some announcements and updates.

    • 9 min
    Episode 32: The 3 "C"s of Leadership with Jesan Sorrells

    Episode 32: The 3 "C"s of Leadership with Jesan Sorrells

    Grateful to introduce Jesan Sorrells as my guest today! Jesan is a leadership trainer and advisor of 20+ years. He has written and published several books, all while building his company, HSCT Publishing. 

    In today's episode, we discuss:
    His most recent book, 12 Lessons for Leaders: A Foundation for Intentional LeadershipThe difference between manipulation and persuasionThe 3 "C"s of Leadership: Clarity, Candor, CourageThe 4th "C": Conflict ResolutionExamples of how to make a shift in your leadership when something isn't working.
    Jesan Sorrells is the CEO and Founder of HSCT Publishing. HSCT Publishing is more than just
    a remote-first, video-based, software publishing platform company. Our products and solutions innovate on the most important asset in your organization: PEOPLE.

    We believe that all problems in organizations today can be solved through the effective
    application of leadership principles. Our live platform and SaaS-based leadership
    development tools, trainings, and products exist to help managers and supervisors across industry verticals do that.

    Jesan maintains an ever-expanding social/digital content footprint on Facebook, Twitter,
    Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn, as well as a growing archive of inspirational and
    motivational YouTube videos through his channel, Jesan Sorrells Presents. Jesan hosted and
    produced The Earbud_U Podcast, for seven seasons and published a book Marketing for Peace Builders: How to Market Your Value to a World in Conflict, in 2016 currently available on Amazon.com and My Boss Doesn’t Care: 100 Essays on Disrupting Your Workplace by
    Disrupting Your Boss, released in April 2019.

    Jesan’s third book is 12 Lessons for Leaders: A Foundation for Intentional Leadership with contributions from Bradley Matican published in April 2022.

    • 54 min
    Ep. 31: Best Hiring Practices with Mitch Gray

    Ep. 31: Best Hiring Practices with Mitch Gray

    Mitch Gray has combined over two decades of experience as a former pastor, life coach, entrepreneur, community developer, and creator to develop a brand of leadership that is at its deepest level- human. 
    Taking his heart for inspiring others and his passion for empowering leaders, Mitch teaches business leaders how to recruit great people, develop top talent and design empowering culture. 
    Mitch is the creator and host of The Mitch Gray Show podcast, How to Hire and Keep Great People show (coming spring 2022), author, leadership consultant and a highly regarded speaker.
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mitchgraymedia
    Podcast: https://themitchgrayshow.fireside.fm
    Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3Co5aNm
    How to Hire Course: https://bit.ly/3BTx847  (use code 'howtohirenow' for a 30% discount to the course!)
    Order How to Hire and Keep Great People: https://amzn.to/3ARO2yt
    Email: mitch@mitchgraymedia.com
    Website: recruitgreatpeople.com

    • 50 min
    Ep. 30: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Kris Kelso

    Ep. 30: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome with Kris Kelso

    Kris Kelso is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and is the author of “Overcoming The Impostor: Silence Your Inner Critic and Lead with Confidence“.

    In this episode:
    We get honest and real about feeling "not good enough"We explain Imposter Syndrome We talk candidly about how to believe in yourselfAnd we address what it means to truly be successful
    Trained and certified as an executive coach, Kris Kelso has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, business owners, and their leadership teams. He is a faculty instructor at the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, an advisor and instructor at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and is a contributing writer for publications including Fast Company Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and The Nashville Business Journal.

    Kris has founded multiple companies and has served on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations. He is an active member of Cornerstone Nashville, where he serves, teaches, and coaches other leaders. He lives with his wife and three teenaged sons in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Where to find Kris:
    Website: https://www.kriskelso.com/
    Book: https://www.overcomingtheimpostor.com/

    For more Leadership Resources, visit: https://KylaCofer.com

    • 52 min
    Episode 29: Trauma Informed Leadership with David Dawdy

    Episode 29: Trauma Informed Leadership with David Dawdy

    Our guest today is David Dawdy. He teaches us what the phrase, "trauma informed" means, and how we can apply that to our leadership skills. Through the lens of his expertise in the criminal justice system, David tells us:
    What to do when someone you know opens up about their traumaWhat our role is as leaders of people who've experienced traumaHow to lead an employee who's been through the criminal justice systemDavid Dawdy has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, and has worked in multiple fields of behavioral health treatment for nearly 25 years, including outpatient counseling, crisis stabilization, inpatient, substance abuse, and youth residential programs. He began working as a Psychologist with the Michigan Department of Corrections Mental Health Program in 2002, and currently is the Mental Health Director for the MDOC, overseeing the mental health, substance use disorder, and sex offender treatment services in prisons as well as those in the community for parolees and probationers.

    Well-versed regarding the issues and needs of those with mental health issues, substance use disorders, and justice involvement, David is working to improve the re-entry transition process for those involved in the criminal justice system. He is an instructor for SAMHSA’s Trauma Informed curriculum for criminal justice, is on a mission to reduce stigma, and to make helpers, family members and survivors aware of their needs and to improve treatment services.

    David Dawdy's Website  https://www.jdaviddawdy.com/
    David Dawdy LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdaviddawdy/

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/

    • 53 min
    Episode 28: Tell a Better Story with Laura Lewis-Barr

    Episode 28: Tell a Better Story with Laura Lewis-Barr

    Leadership is about bringing people into a compelling story. And to do that well, we have to know how to tell a compelling story! That's where Laura Lewis-Barr comes in. In this episode, Laura teaches us
    What exactly makes a compelling storyHow to craft a good storyHow to deliver a good storyWhy story mattersLaura Lewis-Barr has been exploring authenticity and storytelling on theatre stages and corporate boardrooms for 20 years. She offers popular public speaking seminars and specializes in helping executives and staff communicate their ideas with humor, vitality, and presence. An award-winning writer, Laura often coaches job seekers, executives, and managers, on how to perfect their own stories to inspire, motivate, and persuade others.  More information on her company can be found at training4breakthroughs.com

    Laura has published fiction and also nonfiction including, Improving Communication at Work – 52 Tips, Techniques, and Tools to Build Emotional Intelligence – A Card Deck for Workers, Managers, and Teams.  This card deck comes from her many years of coaching adults in emotional intelligence and the practical uses of positive psychology. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N28DOJS
    Laura continues to coach leaders and job seekers to use storytelling in to advance in their careers.  She has a special interest in helping women be heard.  She also studies storytelling in her work as a stop motion filmmaker.  Laura’s award-winning films have screened in festivals around the world. 

    You can find her films here: https://lauralewisbarrfilms.com/
    Follow her on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurallb/

    • 49 min

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Articulate and authentic.

Good food for thought on a widely misunderstood topic, leadership. Love the emphasis on practicing. Worth the listen!

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