102 episodes

Listen in and discover the REAL source of success and fulfillment in business and life. We're going to disrupt the old models of transformation and what it takes to achieve new levels of performance for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and business leaders. Hustle, hard-work, and sacrifice are old, limiting ideas. We're going to point you instead to a powerful game-changing truth. The REAL source of innovation, growth and impact is not what you do, but where you come from. Said another way…your state-of-mind. Get inspired by REAL insights and stories of transformation by entrepreneurs and business leaders as they have learned to tap more powerfully into their true self, the deeper nature of life and access new capabilities and potential.

Real Business Real Lives Barbara Patterson

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Listen in and discover the REAL source of success and fulfillment in business and life. We're going to disrupt the old models of transformation and what it takes to achieve new levels of performance for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and business leaders. Hustle, hard-work, and sacrifice are old, limiting ideas. We're going to point you instead to a powerful game-changing truth. The REAL source of innovation, growth and impact is not what you do, but where you come from. Said another way…your state-of-mind. Get inspired by REAL insights and stories of transformation by entrepreneurs and business leaders as they have learned to tap more powerfully into their true self, the deeper nature of life and access new capabilities and potential.

    102: [REBROADCAST] The Heart of Performance is More Than a Strategy with Linda Riefler

    102: [REBROADCAST] The Heart of Performance is More Than a Strategy with Linda Riefler

    In today’s conversation, Linda shares the insight that high performance does not always equal extra effort. When we stop thinking about success in terms of steps and strategies and instead look in the direction of our own thought, we make a change that is so simple, yet significant. Linda and I discuss the freedom and clarity that occurs by being present, the power of breakdowns that lead to breakthroughs, and seeing anxiety and worry for what it is: thought in the moment. Linda illuminates these ideas further by sharing both personal and professional examples where they have had great impact.
    Linda Riefler is a 25 year veteran of Morgan Stanley, an American Multinational financial services corporation. She began her career in capital markets and rose to serve on the Operating Committee and the Management Committee of the 60,000 person firm, prior to retiring in 2013. Linda has deep expertise in business strategy, succession planning, talent development and capital markets. She currently serves as a Director of CSX Corporation since 2017 and as a director of MSCI, Inc. since 2005 as well as serving on a number of boards.

    • 53 min
    101: [REBROADCAST] State-of-Mind and the Bottom Line in Business with Don Donovan

    101: [REBROADCAST] State-of-Mind and the Bottom Line in Business with Don Donovan

    A veteran of over three decades in the Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence and National Security market space, Don has worked in and led large, complex, successful businesses in premier corporations like Sanders Associates, Lockheed, Lockheed Martin and BAE SYSTEMS. Now retired, Don consults with businesses in various industries. He is one of the founders of The Three Principles Global Community, a non-profit corporation, and served as the president of its Executive Board from 2009 to 2017.
    In today’s conversation with Don we talk in-depth about his time as president of BAE. Under his leadership BAE became the undisputed world leader in its market, growing to nearly $2 Billion in annual sales. When I first heard Don speak about his time in leadership and their turnaround story, I was not only impressed but inspired. Don was ahead of the curve in many ways. Years before anyone was really talking about state-of-mind, he saw that his old tricks weren’t working, and he had to try something different. He was personally impacted by an understanding of state of mind and decided to bring it into the organization. Listen in as Don shares how in a short period of time, the worst performing division became the best and then became the model for all other divisions to follow.

    • 57 min
    100: How 4 Insights From 90+ Guests Can Help You in Business with Barb Patterson

    100: How 4 Insights From 90+ Guests Can Help You in Business with Barb Patterson

    Join us today as we celebrate 100 episodes of Real Business Real Lives. We’ve had 90+ incredible guests on the show, each with a unique experience, story, and journey. Yet, there are undeniable common themes shared throughout these varied experiences. In this episode, I break down 4 of the most essential and universal insights I’ve heard over the course of our show.

    • 32 min
    099: Showing Up to the Challenge with Presence with Dr. Noushin Bayat

    099: Showing Up to the Challenge with Presence with Dr. Noushin Bayat

    Today I speak with Dr. Noushin Bayat who describes past challenges around anxiety, stress, and hurt. When difficult feelings arose, it looked like something to think about, dwell on, and ultimately, “fix”. She found herself over preparing, overthinking, and living as if her “internal state of peace, contentment and joy was dependent on people being a certain way”. When Noushin began to see the truth of thought as transient, she realized her inner peace and clarity could never be impacted or damaged. Noushin shares why she now relies on her presence of mind when showing up to any challenge.
    Dr. Noushin Bayat is founder of Engaging Wisdom, Inc., a consultancy organization that provides coaching and organization development services in operations, change management, and leadership development. She supports executives/teams to engage clear thinking, psychological agility, and presence to collaborate effectively and deliver emergent innovative solutions within complex agile environments. She has a BS in computer science and communications, masters in public health and spiritual psychology, and a doctorate in organizational leadership, with advanced training in coaching, yoga, and meditation.

    • 39 min
    098: How to Find Your Confidence in Business with Elaine McCarthy & Orla Pearson

    098: How to Find Your Confidence in Business with Elaine McCarthy & Orla Pearson

    Elaine McCarthy and Orla Pearson are the creators and directors of MyClearText Ltd, a captioning service offering high-quality subtitles directly to deaf and hard of hearing people. The company has grown from strength-to-strength with a client list including, Google, Barclays Bank, The Cabinet Office, NHS England, Business Disability Forum, Department of Work and Pensions, Atos, Channel 4 Events and many others.  The company is known for its high-quality writers and expertise in delivering live subtitles at events and meetings, most recently providing the live subtitles for the coverage of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings in London.
    Today you get to hear from friends and business partners Elaine McCarthy and Orla Pearson, who reflect on a difficult time in their business. Elaine and Orla were living in a perpetual state of stress and exhaustion and their business looked like a colossal burden that could fail at any moment. They were bogged down by thought and limited by fear, but unable to see it. Together they share how a simple understanding completely transformed their business, restored their partnership, and helped them uncover their joy, courage and confidence.

    • 48 min
    097: We Have an Unlimited Creative Capacity for New Thought with Sandy Krot

    097: We Have an Unlimited Creative Capacity for New Thought with Sandy Krot

    Today you get to hear an interview with Sandy Krot from the recent Beyond Limits Virtual Summit. Sandy reflects on her experience working with leaders who innocently believed they were at the mercy of external factors. It looked like in order to creatively problem-solve and perform effectively, pushing and striving were required. Sandy speaks to the amazing resource we all have available to us, and shares stories to illustrate our endless, creative capacity for fresh thought in any moment.
    Sandy Krot’s vision is to make the workplace a setting for creative performance as well as the elevation of the human spirit. She is a pioneer in translating a principled understanding of human thought to leadership and organizational effectiveness. The early years of her career were dedicated to counseling and human development. The focus of her work today is with Fortune 100 executives, leadership teams, and working groups helping them achieve extraordinary results by unleashing the power of the human mind. She works with the consulting group Insight Principles, Inc. and coauthored with Ken Manning and Robin Charbit the book entitled, Invisible Power: Insight Principles at Work.

    • 44 min

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