92 episodes

Want to learn how to communicate with clarity and confidence so you can increase awareness, revenue, and impact? How it can help you, as a leader, level up? How can it help your team be communication rockstars? Listen in as communication expert Erica Mills Barnhart and her guests share insights, ideas, and inspiration that will get you epic results in record time.

Communicate for Good Erica Mills Barnhart

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

Want to learn how to communicate with clarity and confidence so you can increase awareness, revenue, and impact? How it can help you, as a leader, level up? How can it help your team be communication rockstars? Listen in as communication expert Erica Mills Barnhart and her guests share insights, ideas, and inspiration that will get you epic results in record time.

    Ep 92: For Now vs Forever Decisions

    Ep 92: For Now vs Forever Decisions

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica discusses the difference between for now vs forever decisions. She also acknowledges the importance of making the best decision you can for yourself right now and the benefit of creating a time frame for that decision. The intention of the time frame is to provide space to determine if the decision is serving you and helping you to achieve your goals, and, if not, then the option to pivot and make a new “now” decision.



    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 10 min
    Ep 91: Angela Foster on Style, Confidence & Leadership

    Ep 91: Angela Foster on Style, Confidence & Leadership

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica and her guest, Angela Foster, discuss the connection between style and confidence and how that can impact one's ability to lead effectively. They also discuss how your style communicates on your behalf and how one can dress their personal brand such as their business brand by answering the following question: “What are three adjectives that you would use to describe your brand?” and then translate that into one's wardrobe.



    Resources Referenced:

    Angela Foster’s Top Five Do's and Don'ts www.angelastylecoach.com/cfg





    About Angela:

    After 20 years as an executive in the fashion and beauty space, Angela Foster now helps high-achieving petite women feel more confident by creating a closet they love. Her clients show up prepared and confident to brand photoshoots, keynote presentations, and everyday life because they enjoy a wardrobe filled with clothes that fit their height, flatter their body shape, and that they love to wear.



    Connect with Angela:

    Website: https://angelastylecoach.com

    Email: hello@angelastylecoach.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelastylecoach

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelaFosterStyleCoach

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelastylecoach

    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/5047055232cfd4923bc1db5efe6095



    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 31 min
    Ep 90: Jen Hope on Self-kindness as a Leadership Superpower

    Ep 90: Jen Hope on Self-kindness as a Leadership Superpower

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica and her guest, Jen Hope, discuss the importance of self kindness and mental health and how self worth and self acceptance show up in personal and professional spaces. They also discuss an important element of self awareness, listening, and how that is the starting point of acknowledging what we're saying and how we're behaving and how that's impacting and affecting others. They also address three common core leadership habits that limit effective communication (controlling, protecting and complying) and the impact those can have on one’s ability to lead and provide a healthy and productive space for team growth.



    Resources Referenced:

    Kristin Neff on Self-Compassion: https://self-compassion.org/the-three-elements-of-self-compassion-2/

    The Secret Life of Self Talk by Erica Barnhart: https://claxon-communication.com/podcast/ep-51-the-secret-life-of-self-talk/

    DISC Assessment: https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc

    360 Survey: https://www.profilesincorporated.com/assessment/checkpoint-360/



    About Jen:

    Jen Hope is an executive and leadership coach for startup leaders. With a background as the Vice President of Marketing for multiple high-growth startup companies, Jen understands the complexity of startup leadership. She leverages data and evidence-based tools that accelerate growth and scale individual and collective leadership.

    A self-kindness and mental health advocate, Jen is passionate about creating safe spaces for women and non-neurotypical leaders in startup and corporate leadership. Clients will tell you that Jen provides systems and habits that improve life and leadership. They love the sharp insights, structure, compassion, and accountability that come from Jen’s coaching process. Jen’s client list includes Tenable, Oracle, Altana.ai, TomboyX, DocuSign, Relayr, BlueJacketeer, and Uplevel. When Jen’s not working, you can find her cooing over dogs, running the hills of the PNW, and singing all the songs that play in her local grocery store and CVS.



    Connect with Jen:

    Website: www.heyjenhope.com

    Email: jenniferhopekellum@gmail.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heyjenhope



    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 39 min
    Ep 89: Stress Doesn’t Lead to Success

    Ep 89: Stress Doesn’t Lead to Success

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica discusses the difference between positive and negative stress including the zone of proximal development. She also shares that when approached in a reflective and conscious way both types of stress can impact one's ability to be successful. In addition, she offers seven ways of managing stress aka. stress busters, and also how to reframe your stress (and fear) by asking yourself, how can I shift my relationship with these things when it's within my control?



    Resources Referenced:

    3 Types of Stress and what you can do to fight them by Shonna Waters, PhD: https://www.betterup.com/blog/types-of-stress

    Zone of Proximal Development by Lev Vygotsky: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_of_proximal_development



    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 22 min
    Ep 88: Lindsay Pedersen on the brand strategy for good

    Ep 88: Lindsay Pedersen on the brand strategy for good

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica and her guest, Lindsay Pedersen, discuss the difference between brand and brand strategy, and how utilizing brand strategy as an exercise tool can help you achieve clarity about your brand. A few questions posed:

    Who are you optimizing for?

    What is it you are really good at bringing that customer?

    What is our competitive set or your peers are not good at bringing that person?

    What is your uncommon denominator?





    They also discuss the many benefits of creating a clear brand, such as:



    Nailing the need for your customer as opposed to focusing on multiple needs (not only is it expensive but it can erode trust from the customer)
    Creating loyalty to your business and in turn being in a better position to serve, innovate and improve based on that mutually good relationship
    It can help govern the decisions that you're making across the business; how you communicate it, how you innovate, how you price for it, and how you go to market



    Resources Referenced:

    Forging an Ironclad Brand: https://ironcladbrandstrategy.com/book



    About Lindsay:

    Lindsay Pedersen is a brand strategist and author of the best-selling book “Forging an Ironclad Brand.” Known for her methodical, framework-driven approach to brand building, Lindsay has advised companies from burgeoning startups to national corporations, both B2C and B2B, including Zulily, Starbucks, Zulily, IMDb and Duolingo.



    Her background as a P&L owner at Clorox fostered in Lindsay a deep appreciation for using the brand as the North Star for increasing the company’s value. Lindsay arms leaders with an empowering understanding of brand, and an ironclad brand strategy, so they can grow their business with intention, clarity and focus.





    Connect with Lindsay:

    Website: https://ironcladbrandstrategy.com/

    Email: lindsay@ironcladbrandstrategy.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsaypedersen





    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 38 min
    Ep 87: Crispin Spaeth on Whole Body Leadership

    Ep 87: Crispin Spaeth on Whole Body Leadership

    On this episode of Communicate for Good, Erica and her guest, Crispin Spaeth, discuss the parallels to their work when it comes to energetic language and how body language is a large part of our nonverbal communication. Crispin discusses her work with the Integrated Alexander Technique and how it can be used as a full self approach for identifying the beauty of our human design and its intrinsic relationship to competence, connection and freedom. Her integrated approach helps clients identify how we can (including insights and practical, physical actions) bring a greater intentionality to our movements and in turn our work. As leaders, this work is important for the purposes of authenticity, connection, and energy to ensure there is an energy alignment between your intention and what you want people to know, feel and then do.





    Resources Referenced:

    Integrated Alexander Technique: https://www.alexandertechniqueinternational.org/

    Galvanizing Performances by Kathleen Juhl (Series Editor) and Cathy Madden (Editor):

    https://www.amazon.com/Galvanizing-Performance-Alexander-Technique-Excellence/dp/1785927205/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537391876&sr=1-1&keywords=galvanizing+performance





    About Crispin:

    Crispin Spaeth works with leaders and creatives who are working to make the world a better place and want to get there faster. She is a movement and performance coach and a teacher of Integrative Alexander Technique. This whole-self approach champions the beauty of our human design and its intrinsic relationship to confidence, connection, and freedom. The theme that connects all of Crispin's work is the desire to streamline effort so that people can be most themselves and get their great ideas out into the world.  Crispin is a graduate of IAT Studio of Seattle, a Certified Teaching Member of Alexander Technique International, a member of ISMETA, and a graduate of Oberlin College. Her writing about Alexander Technique and choreographic process was included in the book “Galvanizing Performances” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.) Her first career was as a choreographer of contemporary dance. Crispin lives in Seattle with a family of humans and pets, loves art and design, and being thrown off balance.



    Connect with Crispin:

    Website: https://www.crispinspaeth.com

    Email: hello@crispinspaeth.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crispinspaeth  

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crispinspaeth 



    Connect with Erica:

    Website: https://claxon-communication.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericabarnhart/

    Email: info@claxon-communication.com 

    Book Time With Erica: https://bit.ly/ChatWithErica

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Managing Conflict ,

Thoughtful Advice

A nice listen that gets you thinking about interpersonal and business communication. Especially like the advice on how to frame those oh so important conversations leaders need to have.

CoachSara80 ,

Mini Crash Course in Great Content!

While browsing through Facebook recently, I came across Peter's appearance on your podcast, Marketing for Good. I enjoyed the conversation! Erica's pace and warmth, combined with her unique emphasis on Peter's work, made it engaging. Great job sharing your impactful journey and successful career centered around impact, service, and compassion.

I’m glad I found this resource. The podcast's conversational style and education-based approach resonated with my style. I had the opportunity to listen to other episodes as well, such as the ones on building empathy and utilizing LinkedIn. It felt like a mini crash course in great content. I am already applying what I am learning. I can attest to the power of this medium in reaching people and making a positive impact. Keep inspiring others!

The Stiletto Squad ,

If You Talk — You Need To Listen To This Podcast!

Erica does a beautiful job distilling scary topics (like public speaking) into easy to implement tips and techniques to eliminate stress and focus on getting your message across. Every episode I’ve listened to has been terrific but her 3-part series on speaking with confidence is a must!

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