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Join author, consultant, speaker and coach, Dr. Rosie Ward as she leverages experience, stories, books, ideas and insights to explore shared human experiences to help further our understanding of ourselves and what it takes to stop telling ourselves stories that keep us safe and small. We all have the opportunity to show up as a leader in our lives - to maximize your positive impact on the world by becoming your best, fully authentic self and supporting others to break past barriers and step into their greatness. Showing up as a Leader is about supporting you on your own leadership journey - regardless of your official title or role.

Show Up as a Leader with Dr. Rosie Ward Dr. Rosie Ward

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Join author, consultant, speaker and coach, Dr. Rosie Ward as she leverages experience, stories, books, ideas and insights to explore shared human experiences to help further our understanding of ourselves and what it takes to stop telling ourselves stories that keep us safe and small. We all have the opportunity to show up as a leader in our lives - to maximize your positive impact on the world by becoming your best, fully authentic self and supporting others to break past barriers and step into their greatness. Showing up as a Leader is about supporting you on your own leadership journey - regardless of your official title or role.

    The Leaders We Deserve with Chad Peterman

    The Leaders We Deserve with Chad Peterman

    The Leaders We Deserve with Chad Peterman

    How do you incentivize people to join your organization? Businesses that prioritize education and development are the most successful in attracting good people to be great employees.



    In this episode, Chad Peterman, President and Co-Owner of Peterman Brothers, pulls back the curtain on corporate training. He shares his thoughts on the purpose of creating a workplace where everyone can go as far as their dreams can take them. Listen to hear his perspective on treating development as an investment, not a cost, and how the first step to change is looking inward.

    Guest Info



    Chad Peterman, President & Co-Founder - Peterman Brothers



    Chad Peterman is the President and Co- Founder of Peterman Brothers. Under the leadership of Chad and his brother Tyler, Peterman has grown to a company of over 500 employees serving the Indianapolis, Lafayette, Muncie, Bloomington, Columbus, & Fort Wayne, Indiana markets.

    Chad has written two books, with his most recent being “Can’t Stop the Growth: How to Build a Culture That Takes Care of Your Customers.” He also hosts the podcast “You Can’t Stop the Growth.”

     

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:



    * Employees’ well-being and drive should be a priority

    * You can’t lead anyone until you’re able to lead yourself

    * Support your team instead of commanding them



    What to listen for:

    [03:01] Investing in your own people

    [06:09] How to develop a skill set to flourish in trade

    [12:10] Chad’s approach to leadership culture

    [15:36] Turning work into a safe space

    [18:12] How to find common ground with employees

    [20:31] The need for giving up complete control

    [25:20] Removing obstacles to learning skills

    [30:54] Quick questions with Chad

    [35:04] Chad’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     

    Additional Resources



    * Check Out the Peterman Top Tech Academy

    * Listen in to Chad’s Podcast







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    • 35 min
    Leaning into Discomfort as a Catalyst for Change with Stacey Ruth

    Leaning into Discomfort as a Catalyst for Change with Stacey Ruth

    Leaning into Discomfort as a Catalyst for Change with Stacey Ruth

    Putting your head down and muscling through imposter syndrome does not solve the core issue and threatens to set your growth back. Stacey Ruth, Founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Leader and best-selling author, teaches leaders to lean into discomfort and embrace their intuition. She knows the cost of letting the negative stories tell yourself can come at far too high a price.



    In this episode, Stacey shares how she recognized her imposter syndrome and confronts it daily. Listen in to discover the joys—and discomforts—of being fully present on your journey and leveling up your intuition.

    Guest Info



    Stacy Ruth, Founder & CEO - Unstoppable Leader



    Stacey Ruth is unstoppable. She founded two multimillion-dollar agencies, has been among the Top 50 Entrepreneurs Under 50 in Atlanta, and twice awarded Top 100 “It” Agencies by Experiential Marketer.

    As a novice entrepreneur, however, she faced nearly every business challenge possible – including her own battle with imposter syndrome which threatened her health, and infected her organization. Today she is a passionate advocate for women leaders claiming their own seat at the table they design for themselves.

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:



    * You can combat Imposter syndrome through gratitude

    * Even when you think you know what will happen, you don’t

    * The stories you tell about yourself matter



    What to listen for:

    [06:12] The core of imposter syndrome

    [10:40] Feelings of doubt aren’t only in your head

    [17:54] Leaning into discomfort

    [19:20] Celebrating with gratitude

    [31:59] The four levels of decision making

    [39:21] Ego has emotion, intuition doesn’t

    [43:25] Quick questions with Stacey

    [47:45] Stacey’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     

    Additional Resources

    Check out Stacey’s Book: tinyurl.com/InsideOutSmart

    Learn more about The Unstoppable Leader: www.Unstoppable-Leader.com





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    • 46 min
    Failing is the Stepping Stone to Learning Something New with Travis Brown

    Failing is the Stepping Stone to Learning Something New with Travis Brown

    Failing is the Stepping Stone to Learning Something New with Travis Brown

    A failure is only a failure if you don’t learn from it.



    Travis Brown, the Founder and CEO of Mojo UP Marketing and Media, say the best thing a leader can do is embrace and share their failures. When they do that, and encourage others to do the same, teams can can collectively use mistakes to up their game and move forward.



    In this episode, Travis shares how creating an environment where people aren’t afraid to fail leads to resiliency, creative thinking, and achieving things you never thought possible.

    Guest Info



    Travis Brown, CEO - Mojo Up + Marketing



    Travis Brown is one of the most highly sought-after Brand Marketing Builders and Speakers in America. For the last 20 years, he has spent his time teaching people how to produce results for their companies.

    Today, as the CEO of Mojo Up Marketing + Media, (a certified Black Owned + Minority Operated business) he gets to lead a full-service brand marketing agency made up of a talented team of marketing strategists, designers, videographers, web designers, and storytellers who work with small business owners to build and market their brands. Their focus is to tell the story, shape the brand, and guide the marketing future of our clients as the make their greatest impact by using their greatest asset – their own authenticity.

    As a Keynote Speaker, he has rocked over 2,500 + stages including Fortune 500 companies, associations, small businesses, real estate professionals, and NFL teams.

    At the end of the day, Building Brands through their proven Brand Mojo process fuels his purpose of helping people achieve things they never thought possible.

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:



    * Sharing your failures creates space for growth

    * Find things to be grateful for and vocalize them, even when you don’t want to

    * Don’t expect your team to do anything you won’t do first



    What to listen for:

    [02:56] Struggling to feel good enough

    [05:15] Cultivating inspiration for your team

    [07:23] Practices that develop an authentic workspace

    [12:28] Showing your human side as a leader

    [21:38] Addressing conflict

    [25:25] Travis’ most valuable lesson from counseling

    [27:03] Being open to differing viewpoints

    [38:52] Quick questions with Travis

    [42:29] Travis’ challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     

    Additional Resources

    Learn More about Mojo Up: https://mojoup.com

    Register for the Fusion 2.0 Virtual Conference: https://fusion2conference.com





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    • 43 min
    Treating Employees Like the Humans They Are with Nicole D’Uva

    Treating Employees Like the Humans They Are with Nicole D’Uva

    Treating Employees Like the Humans They Are with Nicole D’Uva

    Wellness programs used to consist of little more than a quarterly step challenge and blood pressure checks. Not anymore.



    Now, experts like Nicole D’Uva, Associate Vice President of Employee Health and LifeWork Strategies for Adventist HealthCare, are elevating what it means to focus on wellbeing.



    In this episode, Nicole starts with the basics—how caring about your people allows them to bring their best selves to work. Next she dives into some actionable strategies you can implement for setting healthy boundaries and creating support systems. Listen in to learn how to make you and your team more effective by creating space for humanity to shine.

    Guest Info



    Nicole D'Uva, Associate Vice President of Employee Health & LifeWork Strategies - Adventist HealthCare



    Nicole D’Uva serves as the Associate Vice President of Employee Health and LifeWork Strategies for Adventist HealthCare, one of the longest serving health system in the Washington D.C. region. In her role, Nicole manages Benefits, Occupational Health, Employee Assistance and Well-being programs for the health system. In addition, Nicole oversees LifeWork Strategies, a business unit within Adventist HealthCare that supports businesses and their employee populations in creating and sustaining healthy behaviors through integrated and comprehensive employee assistance and well-being programming at a national level.   

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she helped support Adventist HealthCare team members through childcare and transportation programs for essential workers, the creation of an expedited onboarding clinic, and benefit enhancements to remove barriers and stigmas associated with mental health care. As the pandemic continues, she has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the organization’s workforce stabilization efforts, including programs designed to combat burnout and increase resiliency.

     Nicole has a degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a strong background in corporate health and wellness. She has a master’s in business administration (MBA) from The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

     

    Additional Resources

    Learn more about Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies: www.LifeWorkStrategies.com

    Register for the Fusion 2.0 Virtual Conference: https://fusion2conference.com

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:



    * If you truly care for your team and support their overall wellbeing, they’re able to bring their best selves to work

    * Set boundaries, communicate them, and then formulate a plan to honor them

    * Great leaders are self-aware enough to know their weaknesses and humble enough to admit them



    What to listen for:

    [02:54] Why care about your employees

    [06:40] Setting boundaries and maintaining them

    [10:58] Creating support systems to ensure meaningful change

    [12:25] Why leaders can, and should, show their human sides

    [15:49] Learning how to lead

    [20:22] The evolution of wellness programs

    [24:38] Nicole’s self-limiting story

    [28:18] Quick questions with Nicole

    [35:19] Nicole’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     





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    • 35 min
    The Mental, Physical, and Professional Benefits of Pausing with Chris Johnson

    The Mental, Physical, and Professional Benefits of Pausing with Chris Johnson

    The Mental, Physical, and Professional Benefits of Pausing with Chris Johnson

    Why is taking a pause from work such an integral part of healthy business culture? Because in this VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous—your future success depends on your ability to navigate the chaos by finding time to pause. In this episode, Chris Johnson, Founder of Q4 Consulting, debunks the notion that multitasking is the key to success, and gives insight into how slowing down is fundamental in helping teams become more cohesive. Listen to hear about the biological repercussions of too much work and what techniques you can implement to make your teams, communities, and businesses overcome challenges.

    Guest Info



    Chris L. Johnson, PsyD, Founder - Q-4 Consulting 



    Chris Johnson, PsyD. has devoted her life to the deep listening that underpins ‘what matters most’ in people’s lives.  She’s the founder of Q4 Consulting, Inc. a Chicago based consulting firm committed to cultivating exemplary leaders, collaborative teams, healthy workplaces and engaged, thriving communities. An experienced psychologist, mindfulness teacher and executive leadership coach she’s known for creating trust with those who value her honesty, deep listening and commitment to their success.

    Chris is the Chair of Conscious Capitalism Chicago and on the leadership team of Ellevate Chicago. Lately she’s been spending her time writing a book, The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future that came out this year in 2022.

    When she’s not working, Chris is likely either gardening, reading a great book, making art or at the aikido dojo where she practices and teaches the art of peace.

     

    Guest Resources



    The Leadership Pause: Sharpen Your Attention, Deepen Your Presence, and Navigate the Future by Chris Johnson





    Your future success depends upon your ability to pause. We’re all navigating new realities.









    The Leadership Pause is for anyone looking to deepen their impact on the lives around them, leave a profound mark on their organizations, and build a legacy of intentional focus, pragmatic ambition, grounded compassion, and empathy-in-action.

    In it, you’ll find a step-by-step process to expand and amplify your influence as a conscious leader – mindful, embodied, generative – that will result in you skillfully navigating through the chaos and uncertainty.





    Q-4 Consulting: Learn more about Chris and her services.

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:

    - Pausing reduces stress and helps you think more clearly

    - Intuition and emotional intelligence are powerful business tools

    - Aligning around a core purpose and shared values improves business culture

    What to listen for:

    [03:28] Using pauses as a tool for effective leadership

    [09:48] The need for emotional intelligence in business

    [12:14] How to overcome struggles at work

    [14:28] Normalizing deep learning

    [20:16] The purpose of embodied learning

    [24:08] The dangers of multitasking

    [27:04] Techniques to begin pausing

    [32:51] Chris’s self-limiting story

    [34:41] Quick questions with Chris

    [37:50] Chris’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     





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    • 40 min
    Living an Umuted Life with Rachel Druckenmiller

    Living an Umuted Life with Rachel Druckenmiller

    Living an Umuted Life with Rachel Druckenmiller

    How can you find your confidence and elevate your engagement with others? By unmuting yourself and watching as you come alive.



    Rachel Druckenmiller, CEO and Founder of Unmuted, is known to break out in song during her speaking engagements. But as a kid, Rachel was reserved and guarded, habitually “hiding her light.”



    In this episode, Rachel shares how she went from forcing herself to be small and quiet to living a life fully expressed and joyfully alive. As you listen, you’ll learn all the benefits of becoming unmuted.

    Guest Info



    Rachel Druckenmiller, Founder, Speaker and Facilitator - UNMUTED 



    As the CEO of UNMUTED, a training and development company, Rachel Druckenmiller is on a mission to ignite resilience, connection, engagement and compassion in organizations, leaders and teams. Recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2022, Forbes as a Next1000 honoree in 2021, the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. by the Wellness Council of America in 2015, and a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of employee engagement and wellbeing.

    She has facilitated nearly 300 virtual learning experiences since March 2020 as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and leadership trainer. Rachel has spoken to leaders at a wide range of organizations, including Citizens Bank, Sherwin-Williams, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Education Association and the American Heart Association. Follow her on LinkedIn, subscribe to her UnmuteYourself LinkedIn newsletter and learn more about her work on her website at www.UnmutedLife.com.

     

    Guest Resources

    Unmute Yourself Newsletter: Sign up for Rachel's newsletter.

    Steal the Show by Michael Port - This is the book that Rachel mentions during our conversation.

     

    Show Notes

    Key takeaways from this episode:

    - Your voice matters, use it loudly and proudly

    - Engaging in new experiences awakens a boldness in you and is a catalyst for change

    - Feedback is a gift, never stop calling people on their crap (nicely)

    What to listen for:

    [02:48] Rachel’s journey from reserved to unmuted

    [08:23] Finding the confidence to try something new

    [11:52] The dangers of not giving your body a voice

    [13:56] Identifying what’s holding you back

    [19:57] Feedback is a gift

    [22:14] Listening to your body and leaping

    [28:19] Unmuting your value

    [29:29] Rachel’s self-limiting story

    [30:59] Quick questions with Rachel

    [33:59] Rachel’s challenge to leaders for making a more human workplace

     





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    • 35 min

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