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I'm Roxana Radulescu, and this is All Personal, a place where we turn the good old saying ‘nothing personal, just business’ upside down, and prove that, in fact, it’s all personal, nothing is just business.
All Personal features the stories of people like you and me, who discovered their unique set of skills that took them where they are now and which will take them further on in their journey.
We go to prove that learning is not an event, it's a choice, a habit, and also focused practice.

All Personal Roxana Radulescu

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I'm Roxana Radulescu, and this is All Personal, a place where we turn the good old saying ‘nothing personal, just business’ upside down, and prove that, in fact, it’s all personal, nothing is just business.
All Personal features the stories of people like you and me, who discovered their unique set of skills that took them where they are now and which will take them further on in their journey.
We go to prove that learning is not an event, it's a choice, a habit, and also focused practice.

    'Putting it out there was the biggest skill I had to learn!' - All Personal with Britt Skrabanek

    'Putting it out there was the biggest skill I had to learn!' - All Personal with Britt Skrabanek

    In this episode, I talk to Britt Skrabanek, who is the self-published fiction author of four novels: 'Beneath the Satin Gloves', 'Everything’s Not Bigger', 'Nola Fran Evie', and 'Virasana'. 

    She is a content strategist and the co-founder of Superneat Marketing, a long-time blogger, and the host of Love Your Enthusiasm, a self-empowerment podcast that inspires women to pursue their greatest passion. She is also a yogi, ballet dancer, cat mom, and life enthusiast.

    Britt is taking us on a story of becoming, and also of overcoming obstacles, time after time, and transforming them into opportunities! Find out:


    How she started her story as a writer, then content marketer, then podcaster, so many roles – in spite of her not feeling comfortable sharing her writing with others.
    How can you perform and be an introvert?
    It’s scary to put yourself out there – do I have anything to offer? Who am I, what do I know?
    How you can cope with criticism when you put yourself 'out there'.
    How she bounced back after being laid off and starting her consulting business.
    How she bounced back again to start her own podcast – and what the connection is between her podcast and yoga, introversion and starting a traveling business right before Covid!

    A few golden nuggets that Britt shares in this amazing story she's taking us on:


    'When your passion finds you it’s easier to put yourself out there, but it’s also scary because it’s very personal, and very deep.'
    'You’re putting yourself out there to have your work ripped to shreds, potentially. And everybody has an opinion that they want to share.'
    ‘For every person who doesn’t like us, or what we do, there is somebody else who does. For every critic, there’s a fan.’



    Where to find Britt Skrabanek:

    Links
    https://loveyourenthusiasm.com/

    https://brittskrabanek.com/

    https://www.amazon.com/Britt-Skrabanek/e/B008P09DKA/

    https://superneatmarketing.com/

    Social Links
    Instagram – @loveyourenthusiasm/ @bskrabanek

    Facebook – @loveyourenthusiasm/ @brittskrabanek

    LinkedIn – @love-your-enthusiasm/ @brittskrabanek

    Twitter – @ly_enthusiasm / @brittskrabanek

    • 53 min
    'It's Always about the People!' - All Personal with Emanuel Petrescu

    'It's Always about the People!' - All Personal with Emanuel Petrescu

    My guest on this episode is Emanuel Petrescu. 

    He is a digital marketing specialist from Toronto, helping business enhance their online footprint through Search Engine Optimization (SEO), email marketing, paid ads, and social media. 

    Emanuel is a Business Administration alumni and before coming to Canada in 2017, he has worked in different fields, from government administration, media research, accounting, and some entrepreneurial endeavors. 

    He spends his time mostly working on digital marketing stuff, watching (too many) movies and series, reads, and, sometimes, writes. 

    Recently, he authored a chapter in the "Grow Together" book anthology published by the Immigrant Writer's Association, where he is the marketing manager.

    Snippets of our conversation:


    What differentiates successful people from the rest?
    What makes the difference in who we become along the way and in how we grow our skills muscles.
    Why learning, unlearning and relearning helps us both in personal and professional situations.
    What we can call ‘soft skills’ instead of ‘soft’
    How he relearned to go to job interviews like a 20 year old in his early 30s
    How talking about the marketing of a movie and an article written by Seth Godin in a job interview can land you the job – especially when you’re applying for a marketing job!
    Why sharing stories about your experience can help others improve their experience, too.

    Here are all the links to the videos and resources that Emanuel mentioned during our chat:


    'Learning to swim' from John Wayne 
    'Self-made man?' from Arnold Schwarzenegger: short version; full speech
    Constantin Brancusi quote: "I want to create shapes that give people joy'. Here is the statue photo, too. 



    To connect with Emanuel you can visit his website, follow him on Twitter, and connect with him on LinkedIn.

    You can also check his website at: www.emanuelp.com.  

    • 58 min
    The Super-Power of Starting a Development Revolution - All Personal with Dennett Edwards

    The Super-Power of Starting a Development Revolution - All Personal with Dennett Edwards

    This is a super special episode, the first one of Season 3! Starting 2021 with a topic that's so close to my heart: we talk about professional development – the revolutionary kind!

    My guest on this episode is Dennett Edwards, the Founder of the Corona Daze Professional Development (CDPD) Group. 

    After twenty years of working in local and international community development and education, she decided to use her skills and abilities to respond to record unemployment rates stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    She is passionate about increasing professional access and representation of people of color, people from the LGBTQIA community, and other marginalized groups in all industries and employment spaces.

    Her passion and journey are absolutely inspiring! We talk about how she founded a professional development group due to the pandemic, how she nurtured and nourished it, and we also talk about her way of creating a development revolution.

    Tune in and check this out, it will definitely inspire you on so many levels! Some snippets of our conversation:


    How Dennett defines her superpower as a communicator
    How it took failure in certain areas for her to realize she doesn’t always need to be in control
    Why she believes everyone has a role to play – you have something to offer here; ‘you can remove me from the equation and we can still do well;’
    How she wants to create the Google of creative development organizations
    How she made sure she built trust – ‘no one can call you out if you don’t have trust’

    Here's where you can connect with Dennett and her amazing group:


    Corona Daze Professional Development Group 
    Dennett Edwards on LinkedIn
    coronadazepd@gmail.com 

    • 1 hr
    Mental Health & Wellness in the New Workplace - All Personal with Sam Miller

    Mental Health & Wellness in the New Workplace - All Personal with Sam Miller

    This episode is part of the All Personal Podcast Limited Series ‘Home/Work Unlocked’ where we  discuss what work (from home) will look like as we get out of lock-down.

    In  this episode, I talk to Sam Miller, a Registered Psychotherapist M.A.  R.P. and President of Sam Miller Consulting, as he shares his view on  building a healthy 'future of work'.

    Sam is a resourceful Psychotherapist with extensive experience in Trauma Response and Treatment and Wellness Initiatives.

    He  has demonstrated strengths in leadership, coaching and communication.  Sam has worked with many organizations and corporations in creating  healthy, respectful, workplace environments as well as managing  work-related traumatic events.

    An experienced facilitator, Sam has  worked with a variety of organizations and corporations developing and  presenting seminars and workshops that cover a wide spectrum of Wellness  topics.

    In his psychotherapy practice, Sam has worked with a  variety of clients both privately and within many different workplace  settings. He has dealt with many different clinical issues ranging from  anxiety and stress to workplace change, conflict resolution and  management-employee relations.

    Sam holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from McGill University.

    Connect with Sam here: https://workplacetraumawellness.com/about-sam-miller/

    • 27 min
    Creating the 'New' - All Personal with Diana Mogensen

    Creating the 'New' - All Personal with Diana Mogensen

    This episode is part of the All Personal Podcast Limited Series ‘Home/Work Unlocked’ where we  discuss what work (from home) will look like as we get out of lock-down.

    In  this video interview, I talk to Diana Medrea-Mogensen, Growth Mindset  and Life Management Coach, Founder of 'We Are Entrepreneurs DK'.

    She  lives in Denmark, one of the first countries to lock down and then  unlock.Diana shares her experience, emotions and thoughts on getting  down to work as things started to re-open, getting out of the house and  sending her kids back to kindergarten.

    You can find Diana here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diana-medrea-mogensen/ 

    • 29 min
    Virtual Work Visionaries - All Personal with Forge Recruitment

    Virtual Work Visionaries - All Personal with Forge Recruitment

    This episode is part of the All Personal Podcast Limited Series ‘Home/Work Unlocked’ where we  discuss what work (from home) will look like as we get out of lock-down.

    In  this first episode, I am talking to two virtual work visionaries:  Brittany Bairos and Joncarlo Bairos at Forge Recruitment, a boutique recruitment agency specializing in the search and placement of legal and accounting professionals into firms and companies across British Columbia and Ontario.

    I like to call them visionaries because they were already working virtually way before the crisis made us all remote workers.
    They were already managing things like keeping the team productive, motivated, engaged and in constant communication.

    A  confession: we’ve worked together on forming and norming their team as they were scaling, and it’s a privilege for me to have clients like them: leaders who know that building a great team starts with building yourself as a great leader!

    And yet, I am not subjective when I call them visionaries. Listen in and see why, sharing a few nuggets here:


    ‘We’re going to see more flexibility in the long run after this is finished’
    ‘If  employers don’t adapt quickly or learn to manage virtually, I think  we’re going to see a lot of employees who jump ships to those who do.’
    ‘You  might not get the traditional 9-5 that you want, but you have to ask yourself, is the work still getting done, and is what you expect of them getting done? And if it is, you can’t complain.’

    You can find Brittany and Joncarlo at www.forgerecruitment.com and on LinkedIn.

    If you have questions related to home / work after crisis, please send them my way at all@personalskillscoach.com, as I will keep interviewing people on this topic.
    I’m also happy to have you as a guest, if you’d like to share your tips, ideas, experience on how workplace culture changes, what your teams are doing to stay motivated, how you are creating the future of work in your organization, what the home-work balance will look like, you get the  picture!

    • 30 min

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