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.
Would it be Okay if I Gave You a Little Feedback?
How to Prepare for and Conduct That Challenging Conversation When You Need to Give Someone a Bit of Not So Positive Feedback.
Without constructive feedback we can’t improve nor become aware of the blindspots that we all have. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been brought into a coaching engagement because someone has gotten themselves in a potentially career threatening situation that’s due to their lack of openness to constructive feedback. A big part of my work is to help the executives I coach develop their self-awareness such that they understand the importance of making themselves open to constructive feedback.
I'm Pretty Sure I'm Picking Up A Negative Vibe Here
How to Deal With an Unspoken Vibe Without Either Ignoring it or Having it Blow Up Into a Big Confrontation.
Communication glitches where something is sensed, but is not being spoken happen all the time and they rarely resolve themselves. We’re big advocates of living in reality as the further away you get from dealing with the full facts, feelings, and reality of a situation the more you invite confusion, conflict, and ultimately failure into your life. Do yourself a favor and make a commitment to find a way that works for you to deal with what you sense, but that is not being spoken. Listen in to this cast and we’ll show you how.
But I Have So Much Subject Matter Expertise How Could I Possibly Have Topped Out? V2
Recognizing When It’s Time to Stop Relying Exclusively on Your Subject Matter Expertise Will Prevent You From Hitting a Career Brick Ceiling!
If you have great subject matter expertise but you haven’t bothered to develop your leadership, communication, and people skills among others you will eventually top out in you career. This can happen to folks who’ve got many years of experience and even to those who are relatively new to the job. I’ve seen this happen time and time again in my coaching practice and most often I’m called in to develop these very skills for highly skilled subject matter experts. Learn how to avoid hitting a brick career ceiling by giving a listen to this podcast.
I Sense a Disturbance in the Force!
I Sense a Disturbance in The Force.
How to Trust and Act on Your Intuition in Real Time When an Interaction Takes a Turn You Didn’t Expect.
Developing your ability to pay attention to, trust, and act on your intuition in real time is one of the absolute most powerful communication skills you can learn. By doing so you move yourself away from reacting without full awareness to people and events, which usually leads to a need to clean up messes that you’ve inadvertently created, to responding in a mindful manner, which enables you to be more successful in all your communications. There is something magical about being able to communicate your intuition or what you sense and call out an issue in real time that’s not being spoken about, but that everyone senses. If you’d like to learn how to do this just give a listen.
Isn't Doing Good Work All That's Needed To Keep Getting Promoted? In One Word, "No!"
Doing Good Work is Just the Price of Admission: Building Trust and Commitment Along with Solid Workplace Relationships Takes You to the Next Level.
Most people believe that all you need to do to succeed is to work hard, do good work and let it speak for itself and that’s how you get promoted. Your manager and other people should notice what a great job you’re doing and put you up for promotions. Well, I’m sorry to say that’s wrong. However, the truth of how things actually work is that aside from doing a good job it is your ability to build strong relationships characterized by high levels of trust and commitment that makes the difference in who gets promoted. Listen in to learn how to make relationship building a natural part of your work.
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.
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.