33 episodes

MGSCC cherishes its mission every day: To enable and promote better leadership everywhere. And to become even more involved in the coaching community, Brandon Mergard and the team are proud to present “Conversations with Coaches”. In this new podcast, every 2 weeks, you will meet an unmasked leadership hero who will, via their professional career, successes, and errors, offer a real-life, practical, hopeful illustration of what Stakeholder Centered Coaching has done for them and can do for you.

Conversations with Coaches Brandon Mergard

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MGSCC cherishes its mission every day: To enable and promote better leadership everywhere. And to become even more involved in the coaching community, Brandon Mergard and the team are proud to present “Conversations with Coaches”. In this new podcast, every 2 weeks, you will meet an unmasked leadership hero who will, via their professional career, successes, and errors, offer a real-life, practical, hopeful illustration of what Stakeholder Centered Coaching has done for them and can do for you.

    Knowing the Dynamics of Leadership | Elise Foster | Conversations With Coaches - S03E13

    Knowing the Dynamics of Leadership | Elise Foster | Conversations With Coaches - S03E13

    In this episode of "Conversations with Coaches," Elise Foster helped bring about a notable shift in a senior manager's leadership approach, creating a profound organizational impact. Elise Foster collaborated with a senior director at a prominent medical device company whose main challenge was connecting and engaging effectively with others. Despite performing tasks, their interactions often elicited a “suck it up and grin” response. Recognizing the need for a change in relational dynamics, Elise managed to transform the leader's approach, and thus advancement and success within the organization.
    Elise Foster, co-author and executive coach, integrates her engineering background with coaching methodologies learned at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Through her coaching practice, she empowers leaders to leverage their skills effectively. With a diverse background and experiences, including managing her family's pizzeria, she brings a unique perspective to coaching.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies.
    Learn to navigate the different dynamics of leadership and develop strong skills to successfully lead teams. Register now at http://mgscc.net/foundations-course to begin a path to effective leadership.
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard
    Elise Foster: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisefoster/

    • 33 min
    Improving Responsiveness in Leadership | Paul Crick | Conversations With Coaches - S03E12

    Improving Responsiveness in Leadership | Paul Crick | Conversations With Coaches - S03E12

    Discover how to improve leadership responsiveness with SCC®. In the twelfth episode of "Conversations with Coaches", Paul Crick explains how he helped the client experience improvements in skill development to boost their performance. In this episode, Paul Crick assisted a product management leader at an advanced electronic components manufacturing company. With ambitions to expand in specific sectors, the company hired coaching support to nurture its leaders. Using various methodologies, significant gains were made in leadership responsiveness, communication effectiveness, collaborative aptitude, and team cohesion.
    Paul Crick is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Elevate Partnership, with an extensive career in management consulting for IBM, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and Capgemini. He's an accredited coach since 2007, assisting individuals and teams globally, earning recognition as a Top 50 Thought Leader in Coaching in 2023. Residing near Newark On Trent in Nottinghamshire, UK, Paul is also an Aikido enthusiast, musician, and avid Liverpool Football Club.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at http://www.mgscc.net/case-studies
    Enroll in the free Foundations of SCC® course, where you will learn effective strategies to be more agile and responsive leaders to the challenges of the work environment. Go to http://mgscc.net/foundations-course to begin your journey toward more effective and dynamic leadership!
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: https://linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard
    Paul Crick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulcrick/

    • 38 min
    Driving Professional Growth | Mollie Eliasof | Conversations With Coaches - S03E11

    Driving Professional Growth | Mollie Eliasof | Conversations With Coaches - S03E11

    Discover how stakeholder-focused coaching can drive professional growth. In the new episode of "Conversations with Coaches," Mollie Eliasof shares her experience and the key strategies she used to help a client overcome obstacles and stimulate professional growth. In this case study, Mollie Eliasof collaborated with a client who was highly ambitious but stagnant in her career. Using tools such as assessments and behavioral interviews, they were able to gain a deep understanding of the client's development.
    Mollie Eliasof is a Global Leadership Coach and Licensed Psychotherapist with 15 years of experience enhancing peak performance for influential individuals and teams. She works with Fortune 500 C-Suite Executives, Financial Firm Partners, and Celebrities, focusing on mindset, strategic planning, emotional intelligence, and executive presence. Mollie is also a dynamic public speaker on global platforms, addressing high-paced markets and industries like finance, entertainment, and business.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies.
    Learn effective strategies to boost your professional development and achieve your career goals. Register now to take the first step toward a successful career future in the free Foundations of SCC® course at http://mgscc.net/foundations-course.
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard
    Mollie Eliasof: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mollieeliasof/

    • 30 min
    Coaching for Diversity in the Workplace | Sunil Deshmukh | Conversations With Coaches - S03E10

    Coaching for Diversity in the Workplace | Sunil Deshmukh | Conversations With Coaches - S03E10

    Explore in this episode of 'Conversations with Coaches' how to address unique challenges in workplace diversity coaching. In this episode, Sunil Deshmukh helped solve career transition and diversity, equity and inclusion issues, uncovering effective approaches to unexpected problems with focus and creativity. Through personalized coaching strategies, Sunil discovered innovative solutions designed to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
    Sunil Deshmukh is the Global Chair Elect (2023-2024) of IMA-USA, marking the first Asian to hold this position. He is a C-Suite Executive, Strategy Consultant, Leadership Coach, Mentor, Certified Independent Director, and renowned speaker with over three decades of corporate and global experience across various consumer markets, including Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Singapore. Beginning his career as a finance leader with companies like Goodyear Tire, Foster's Beer, and McDonald's in India, Sunil later transitioned into general management, serving as Managing Director, CEO, and other top roles in large family-managed corporations in the Middle East and Singapore.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies
    Join the free "Foundations of SCC®" course https://mgscc.net/foundations-course, where you will learn effective strategies to communicate with diverse teams and foster an inclusive environment. Register now to make a difference!
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/
    Sunil Deshmukh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunil-deshmukh-9b85443/

    • 41 min
    Shaping Leadership Behavior | Dan Sitner | Conversations With Coaches - S03E09

    Shaping Leadership Behavior | Dan Sitner | Conversations With Coaches - S03E09

    In this episode of "Conversations with Coaches," Dan Sitner delves into a compelling case study focused on improving leadership behavior. This new episode focuses on a senior manufacturing leader at a global company who was facing team engagement challenges. Through Dan Sitner's expert guidance, he discovers how shaping leadership behavior can be crucial to improving leader effectiveness and addressing team engagement challenges in global and complex environments.
    Dan Sitner, the founder of Clear Purpose Coaching, discovered his passion for coaching after a successful career in wholesale distribution. With experience in various leadership roles, from General Manager to Director of Delivery Operations, he led teams of various sizes. He uses a unique and validated coaching process to empower leaders and teams, seeking long-term measurable changes in their effectiveness.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at https://mgscc.net/case-studies/
    Discover how Stakeholder Centered Coaching® can transform your leadership approach, enroll in the free Foundations of SCC® course https://mgscc.net/foundations-course. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills.
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/
    Dan Sitner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-sitner-8a264542/

    • 36 min
    Overcoming Shyness to Lead Strongly | Dexter Nolley | Conversations With Coaches - S03E08

    Overcoming Shyness to Lead Strongly | Dexter Nolley | Conversations With Coaches - S03E08

    Discover in the eighth episode of "Conversations with Coaches" how Dexter Nolley, through Stakeholder Centered Coaching®, has trained leaders to overcome shyness and lead strongly in the health system. Through Nolley's case study, it is revealed how one health system leader faced challenges in understanding leadership and employee engagement, and how he managed to embark on a transformative journey to overcome shyness and lead assertively. Through this approach, the leader received crucial feedback, set the goal of being recommended by stakeholders, and implemented strategic actions to improve visibility, communication, and trust in his leadership role.
    Dexter Nolley, a seasoned Chief Human Resources Officer, brings over a decade of experience in leading HR operations and providing executive coaching in academic medical centers. His coaching expertise focuses on enhancing leadership skills and executive presence to drive organizational success. Dexter holds certifications in coaching, HR, and various assessment tools, utilizing his expertise to help clients achieve their leadership goals effectively.
    Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study.
    Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies
    Learn to overcome shyness and lead effectively through the free Foundations of SCC® course. Register now at https://mgscc.net/foundations-course/
    Stay Connected on LinkedIn
    Connect with the podcast host and guest here:
    Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/
    Dexter Nolley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dexter-nolley-5b85925/

    • 32 min

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