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Becoming a good leader requires a decision, a plan for honing your skills, and a relentless focus on getting better and better. Listen as my guests share their wisdom and lessons about leading and creating a high-performance inclusive culture. Connect with me on Twitter @Coachhr

Closing the Gap with Denise Cooper Denise Cooper

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Becoming a good leader requires a decision, a plan for honing your skills, and a relentless focus on getting better and better. Listen as my guests share their wisdom and lessons about leading and creating a high-performance inclusive culture. Connect with me on Twitter @Coachhr

    Episode 68: Using Feedback to Build Your Influence

    Episode 68: Using Feedback to Build Your Influence

    Do you want better performance in the workplace? Learn how to give and receive better feedback. A strong work culture cultivates open communication and honest feedback so leaders can thrive.
    In this week's episode, I interview author and publisher, Meredith Bell. In this interview, she shares with us the importance of safety and trust in the workplace. She gives us the secrets to communication that empower others to make challenging decisions on their own. Did you like what you heard? Didn't like what you heard? Either way, this made you think. Send me an email at Denise.cooper@rllessons.com if you'd like to connect and I will get back to you!
    Keep up with Meredith below:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/meredithmbell
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeredithMBell
    Connect with Your Team (book): https://amzn.to/3jL0pEI
    Strong for Performance Podcast: https://growstrongleaders.com/podcasts/
    Free ebook, Listen Like a Pro: https://growstrongleaders.com/free/

    • 40 min
    Episode 67: The One Skill That Turns Good Leaders into Great Ones

    Episode 67: The One Skill That Turns Good Leaders into Great Ones

    Have you ever wondered how to get more buy-in for your ideas? Do you have trouble leveraging data in meaningful ways? Storytelling is your missing ingredient. In this week's episode, I interview Melissa Reaves, a professional and award-winning storyteller and a storytelling coach to executives. Her sales and marketing background includes more than 20 years in technology enterprise sales, as well as countless stage credits as a professional actor/improviser. This combination of sales, marketing, acting, writing, directing and producing storytelling shows, ultimately led her to found Story Fruition to help others find and tell their stories--with impact. Learn about the power of storytelling, and how it can take you from analysis to action in a matter of moments.
    Keep up with Melissa below:
    https://storyfruition.com/about-story-fruition
    https://www.instagram.com/story_fruition/
    https://twitter.com/StoryFruition
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/story-fruition/

    • 37 min
    Episode 66: Generation Z and the Disenchantment with the American Dream

    Episode 66: Generation Z and the Disenchantment with the American Dream

    Alexa Greer and Taylor Beaven are two twenty-somethings who support me at Remarkable Leadership Lessons. Unfortunately, too many underestimate those labeled as Generation Z. Here they talk about common misconceptions of people their age, their opinions on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) that affect their generation, and why companies need to pay attention to what matters to the next generation of customers, employees and employers. Are we destined to repeat the shortcomings of the past, or can we learn to recognize that generational gaps aren't all they're made out to be?

    • 40 min
    Episode 65: Allyship is the training wheels on the bike of anti-racism

    Episode 65: Allyship is the training wheels on the bike of anti-racism

    What is an accomplice in the workplace? And why should you aim to become one? In today's episode, Dr. Akilah Cadet walks listeners through the process of becoming an accomplice in the workplace. Dr. Cadet dismantles white supremacy daily as the Founder and CEO of Change Cadet consulting firm which offers a broad array of anti-racism and diversity services including strategic planning, crisis rebuilding, advising, executive coaching, and facilitation. Dr. Cadet shows off the power of our words with a series easily understood metaphors and stories surrounding anti-racism work.
    Keep up with Change Cadet at:
    https://www.changecadet.com/ (https://www.changecadet.com/)
    https://www.changecadet.com/podcast (https://www.changecadet.com/podcast)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/changecadet/ (https://www.instagram.com/changecadet/) (@changecadet)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/changecadet?lang=en (https://twitter.com/changecadet?lang=en) (@changecadet)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/changecadet (https://www.facebook.com/changecadet)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/changecadet (https://www.linkedin.com/company/changecadet)
    Keep your eyes peeled on Change Cadet's social media for more information about the Change Cadet Action Network.

    • 36 min
    Episode 64: How Women Can Start Building Wealth

    Episode 64: How Women Can Start Building Wealth

    Top research and many organization say feedback is essential. However, if your company focuses on developing talent, women often don't get the feedback or the assignments that prepare them for senior leadership roles. Financial literacy is key to an executive's success, yet it is often missing in leadership development programs. Jo Ousterhout, CEO of Accmen8, answers the question, "what does it mean to be financially fit? The answer "money doesn't stop you from living your priorities?
    Keep up with Jo here:
    https://acumen8.co/ (https://acumen8.co/)
    https://www.instagram.com/acumen8_money/ (https://www.instagram.com/acumen8_money/)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joousterhout/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joousterhout/)
    Check out our Patreon at www.patreon.com/denisecooper

    • 37 min
    Episode 63: Why adversity causes some to break… and others to break records

    Episode 63: Why adversity causes some to break… and others to break records

    Join us for this week's episode featuring our guest Gerry Valentine. Gerry Valentine inspires people to build resilience, overcome setbacks, and understand that adversity can be a source of opportunity. Gerry’s an executive coach and public speaker, and author of an exciting new book, “The Thriving Mindset—Tools for Empowerment in a Disruptive World”
    With 27+ years of Fortune 100 leadership experience, he is a trusted advisor to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, change makers, and high-performance individuals of all kinds. Gerry is a TEDx speaker and a contributor to Forbes.com. He has lectured on executive leadership at Columbia University, Baruch College, and Colorado State University. Gerry earned a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University.
    Check out Gerry's Book: The Thriving Mindset–Tools for Empowerment In a Disruptive World here: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://gerryvalentine.com/book/andsa=Dandsource=calendarandusd=2andusg=AOvVaw36FGEWtoJRRA63RuLMxp7f (https://gerryvalentine.com/book/).
    Visit his website: https://gerryvalentine.com/
    Follow him on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerryvalentine/

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Robot Bubble ,

This podcast changed the way I lead my team as a CEO

I've been listening to Denise's podcast for a few months now and it has changed a lot about how I lead my organization. I've learned a lot from her guests and words of wisdom and definitely recommend this podcast to anyone in HR or leadership.

Meredith Bell ,

Superb conversations

Denise Cooper's podcast is both informative and entertaining. She's a fabulous host, asking excellent questions (not canned) that are part of the natural conversation she has with each guest. Denise excels as a listener and guides her guests to go deeper into their topics through skillful questions. Highly recommend adding her show to your must-listen podcasts.

Teebeem ,

Insightful podcast

Denise is a smart and experience observer of organizational dynamics. She has interesting guests on her podcast and is a great interviewer. I love being able to hear these conversations. I always learn something new!

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