9 episodes

Dubbed the “Frasier of the Cubicles” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Dr. Greg is a former clinical psychologist-turned executive coach and radio talk show host. His company, TalentPlanet, Inc., is an executive talent firm, providing coaching for executives and Fortune 500 companies. A unique mix of psychology and coaching expertise gives Dr. Greg a great understanding of people and what it takes for career success. Combined with his keen insight into today’s workplace, and infused with his trademark quick wit, Dr. Greg challenges his listeners and clients to reach for career success on their own terms—and to have a good time doing it.

Dr. Greg's partner on the Coach-on-Demand Podcasts™ is Steve Kovsky, who is a technology journalist, an author, and is also a former talk show host.

Dr. Greg formerly hosted a weekly talk show on CNET & XM Satellite Radio on the workplace and careers and was the CBS 5 Workplace and Career Expert for KPIX TV in San Francisco, CA.

For more information go to www.talentplanet.com.

Coach-on-Demand Podcasts™ Gregory A. Ketchum, Ph.D.

    • Business
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

Dubbed the “Frasier of the Cubicles” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Dr. Greg is a former clinical psychologist-turned executive coach and radio talk show host. His company, TalentPlanet, Inc., is an executive talent firm, providing coaching for executives and Fortune 500 companies. A unique mix of psychology and coaching expertise gives Dr. Greg a great understanding of people and what it takes for career success. Combined with his keen insight into today’s workplace, and infused with his trademark quick wit, Dr. Greg challenges his listeners and clients to reach for career success on their own terms—and to have a good time doing it.

Dr. Greg's partner on the Coach-on-Demand Podcasts™ is Steve Kovsky, who is a technology journalist, an author, and is also a former talk show host.

Dr. Greg formerly hosted a weekly talk show on CNET & XM Satellite Radio on the workplace and careers and was the CBS 5 Workplace and Career Expert for KPIX TV in San Francisco, CA.

For more information go to www.talentplanet.com.

    Could You Repeat That? I Was So Busy Thinking About My Response That I Didn't Catch What You Said.

    Could You Repeat That? I Was So Busy Thinking About My Response That I Didn't Catch What You Said.

    Learn How to Get Out of Your Own Head and Become a Thoughtful Listener.

    Most of us believe that listening is just something that happens, that it’s something we don’t have to think about. Well, that’s wrong. Being a thoughtful listener is about making a conscious choice to be fully present. It’s about committing to being in the moment and letting go of where you’ve been and what’s cluttering your mind. By authentically engaging with the other not only do you come to a better understanding which can make all of your interactions more successful, but you are also building trust and strengthening that relationship. Want to boost your trust building skills? Listen in.

    • 11 min
    If We’re in a Forest and I Say Something to You, But You Don’t Listen Do I Actually Make a Sound?

    If We’re in a Forest and I Say Something to You, But You Don’t Listen Do I Actually Make a Sound?

    What You Can Do to Increase Your Odds that Others Will Actually Listen to You.

    How can we get other people to listen better? That was a question put to me in a recent coaching session by one of my clients. He’s been working on becoming a better listener and as his listening skills have improved he’s begun to notice how few people actually listen to each other at his organization. This has been an eye opener and made him realize that in working on being a better listener he’s only working on half of the challenge of successful verbal communication. Give a listen to learn what you can do to evoke better listening behavior out of others.

    • 10 min
    It's About Time You Take A Journey To The Center Of Yourself. Reduce Stress & Find Your Voice.

    It's About Time You Take A Journey To The Center Of Yourself. Reduce Stress & Find Your Voice.

    Centering is a technique for grounding and calming yourself and regaining your composure and sense of control once your emotions or stress have driven you off course and started to consume you. It can help you be in the present moment to bring your full focus and critical thinking to bear, and it can improve your self-awareness, but it’s much more than that.

    • 11 min
    If I'm Not Aware of Myself Do I Still Exist?

    If I'm Not Aware of Myself Do I Still Exist?

    Building Your Self-Awareness is the Absolute Best Skill You Can Develop to Ensure Your Career (and Life) Success.

    If the reality of our actions and how others perceive us don’t match how we see ourselves we risk coming across as phony, out of touch, and not to be trusted. It’s relatively easy and common for people to get into a mindset of believing that they are self-aware when that’s not the case as that belief can exist on a purely conceptual or intellectual level only. Believing that you are self-aware when you’re not is itself evidence of a lack of self-awareness. If you’ve not done the work to build self-awareness you’ll have blind spots that only others can see about who you are and this will seriously diminish your leadership potential. Listen in to learn about the two key steps you can take to build your self-awareness.

    • 12 min
    That Whole Work-Life Balance Thing Was Never Going to Work. R1

    That Whole Work-Life Balance Thing Was Never Going to Work. R1

    It’s Time to Scrap the Idea of Balance and Instead Strive For Integration

    With the many changes that the Covid 19 pandemic is bringing to the way we work I’ve been thinking about one idea in particular that I believe was never going to work, and that needs to be put on the scrap heap of history. And that idea is the concept of work/life balance, which we believe is both unrealistic and potentially harmful.

    Instead, we recommend the concept of work/life integration, which means that employers take a wholistic view of staff and recognize that they have a role to play in helping them integrate the different parts of their lives into one whole life. It means organizations understand that the stress of managing both home and work realms can have a negative effect on staff morale, productivity, and engagement, and that they can’t leave this on the shoulders of staff alone to manage.

    • 15 min
    It’s Past the Time to Think About What Your Employees Will Need When Workplaces Reopen.

    It’s Past the Time to Think About What Your Employees Will Need When Workplaces Reopen.

    Empathetic Understanding of Your Staff’s Psychological Needs Now Will Make Reopening Much More Successful.

    In this podcast we talk about reopening workplaces during this Covid 19 pandemic. In particular, we look at the psychological state of your employees and the very nature of the relationship between you and your staff. We’re currently involved in a grand global social experiment and your employees are experiencing stressors like they’ve never faced before along with a completely different way of doing their jobs. When they return to the workplace they’ll have very different expectations of how their work and home lives fit together. Our main message to organizational leaders is this: If you want to increase the prospects of a successful reopening make it a priority now to address your staff’s psychological needs and do it in an empathetic manner.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

BJfromTexas ,

Work Life Balance

Very relevant topic these days when so many are working from home and finding ourselves even more out of balance. My family is ready to stage an intervention with me! This idea of work life integration sounds promising.

Fred-Post 481 ,

Should I go or should I stay?

I am new to podcasts. I was browsing through the library and came upon this jewel. This coach on Demand podcast by Dr. Greg Ketchum has all the elements anyone could ask for. The podcast was laugh out loud humorous at the same time being very informative. I can understand how Dr. Greg became known as the “ Frazier of the Cubicle “ on the San Francisco news channels.

Please keep the podcasts coming and I can’t wait to listen to the next. Thanks for making learning fun, effortless, and entertaining.

Fred Nettles

hbcigar ,

Mr. Howard Bass owner Fosters Liquor

Dr. Greg has helped me so much, I was a shy child, but he brought me out of my shell, now I’ve been in the liquor business for 45 yrs. He is a life saver.

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