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.
You Agreed to the Deadline, So Why Didn't You Follow Through?
How to Get Commitment, Not Just Agreement from Co-Workers & Subordinates.
In just about every coaching engagement I’ve ever taken on the issue of how to get someone to follow through on their commitments comes up. You know, someone agrees they will do something and then they don’t do it. If you find you can’t depend on others to make good on their word you’ll eventually lose trust in them and trust is the foundation of all successful relationships. A big part of the problem lies in confusing agreement with commitment. Listen in and we’ll show you how to get the commitment you need instead of just agreement.
Does Self-Coaching Mean That I’ll Finally Be Working With Someone Who Totally Gets Me?
It turns out that one of the absolute best coaches you can hire is yourself. If you'd like to learn some practical self-coaching skills give a listen to my interview with Mike Normant, the creator of Coach Your Self Up, a training program that teaches self-coaching skills to help individuals make lasting behavior changes in support of their career and life goals.
You Can't Handle the Truth! No, Actually, It's Me Not You.
How to Be Honest With Others When They Let You Down Without Becoming Disrespectful.
You know the situation where someone tells you that they're going to do something and then they don't follow through. When this happens how do you respond in a way that's true to your own feelings, but doesn't alienate the other person by having your frustration infect your communication with them. Want to learn how? Give a listen to this cast and we'll show you.
Wait, So You Mean a Better Understanding of My Emotions Leads to More Success In My Work & Life?
Want to learn how to get a better handle on your emotions and gain more fulfillment at work and in your life? Give a listen to my interview with Joie Seldon, who’s an expert in Emotional Intelligence. She has helped thousands of executives & professionals have greater career success and satisfaction through her in-person coaching and instructor-led online course, Emotions at Work. She holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology, and is the author of Emotions: An Owner’s Manual.
Good Vibrations or How I Learned to Tap the Power of Resonance to Improve My Relationships
Give a listen to my conversation with Dr. Ginny Whitelaw in our new Interview series. Dr. Ginny is a Zen master and founder/CEO of the Institute for Zen Leadership. She holds a doctorate in biophysics, degrees in physics and philosophy, and a 5th degree black belt in Aikido, and was formerly a senior leader at NASA, where she led the integration of the Space Station Program. She is the author of 4 books, including her latest, Resonate.
Leadership Lessons From the Eye of the Storm.
Leadership Lessons Learned From Being Trapped in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina.
It was the fourth day since Hurricane Katrina had struck New Orleans, and as I walked out of the elevator in my four-star French Quarter hotel I was met by a scene that stopped me dead in my tracks: the lobby was completely empty and the front doors were chained and padlocked. Just the night before there had been so many sweaty, desperate people in that lobby that I could hardly walk without stepping on someone. Now, just eight hours later, I was the only person left in the entire hotel. I had been abandoned.
Standing in that lobby alone and locked in, it became instantly clear to me that if I was going to get out of New Orleans, it would be the result of my own efforts. I would have to take the leadership I’d been expecting the local authority figures to assume and find my own escape from that hotel and New Orleans. Want to hear what Katrina taught me about leadership? Listen in.
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.
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.
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.