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Even the smartest people can get tied into knots when deciding what to do next in life. Get the tools to move through decisions with less stress and more clarity. Join Stanford Decision Engineer and Coach Michelle Florendo for a comprehensive and systematic way of untangling every decision - no matter how big or small.

Ask a Decision Engineer Michelle Florendo

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Even the smartest people can get tied into knots when deciding what to do next in life. Get the tools to move through decisions with less stress and more clarity. Join Stanford Decision Engineer and Coach Michelle Florendo for a comprehensive and systematic way of untangling every decision - no matter how big or small.

    Season 3 Trailer

    Season 3 Trailer

    In season three of my podcast, Ask a Decision Engineer, we'll be tackling ALL THE FEELS. You know, when you wish you could just make a rational decision, but can't. The truth is, if you want to feel confident in your decision, don't ignore your emotions. Examine them.

    This season, I'll teach you about the types of emotions that may arise in decision-making, what to do about them, and how to use them as data so that you can move forward with less stress and more clarity.

    • 1 min
    S2E9: The Basics - How to deal with information in a decision (or lack thereof)

    S2E9: The Basics - How to deal with information in a decision (or lack thereof)

    Information. It's the third component of any decision, and the trickiest one to deal with. Learn more about why this piece causes so much stress, what common mistakes people make in this area, and what questions you can ask yourself to improve this area of your decision making.

    • 11 min
    S2E8: The Basics - How to improve the options component of your decisions

    S2E8: The Basics - How to improve the options component of your decisions

    Making a decision is just choosing among options, right? There's more to it than that. Michelle dives into the options piece of decision making: why that piece is important, what mistakes people typically make, and what you can do about it.

    • 14 min
    S2E7: AMA - How to distinguish what I want from what others want

    S2E7: AMA - How to distinguish what I want from what others want

    In this Ask Me Anything episode, Michelle answers the question "How do I distinguish what I want from what others want?"

    • 12 min
    S2E6: The Basics - Start with a good list of objectives

    S2E6: The Basics - Start with a good list of objectives

    Every decision starts with what you want in the end. Listen to Michelle explain what objectives are, why they are important, and how you can use objectives to improve your decision making.

    • 12 min
    S2E5: AMA - How can orgs make better decisions?

    S2E5: AMA - How can orgs make better decisions?

    In this "Ask Me Anything" Episode, Michelle responds to a question from a listener about how organizations should approach decision making in the wake of renewed visibility of structural racism.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

shaolinbboy ,

In-Depth and Relatable at the Same Time!

There are some things that are so big and overwhelming that the very thought of approaching them makes me freeze. I know that this is a weak spot in my game, especially as I aspire to make more of an impact at my job to advance my career. I wanted to get more information on how to break down this big, scary something into smaller, more managable parts. When I found this podcast, it did that and so much more. Michelle has the accumen to make these huge things not so daunting and does it with a human touch. She provides clear explanations, relatable stories, and extremely (underlined) useful frameworks. I cannot express how thankful I am for this podcast. Do not hesitate. Listen, subscribe, rate, and review. So worth it.

Travii_Fountain ,

Quality Questions, Answers, and Guidance

Michelle knows what she’s talking about almost as if she was a coach. This podcast is what you don’t realize you sometimes need even if you feel like you have life figured out. If you are discerning even the smallest of things and are looking to take as much stress out of decision making as you can, ask a decision engineer! In addition to the responses Michelle gives, the questions are very relatable. I’m excited for season 3!

cmurillo9 ,

Amazing quality tips for anyone who has to make decisions(so EVERYONE)

Michelle is amazing at creating a good framework and letting you logically think through your choices. Moreover, It’s clear that she has had tremendous experience and success leading others through important decisions. I enjoyed Michelle’s material so much that I recommended this podcast to my friend, and they were blown away! Definitely worth the time and would recommend to anyone who needs to make choices at some point in their life and could use a helping voice of reason(so everyone!).

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