31 episodes

Create Magic At Work™ is on a mission to equip senior leaders with tools they need to be a true servant leader and gain a deep understanding of what that means. Improve employee engagement, retain top talent, transform workplace culture to have less stress and drama. Take a listen and help create healthy leaders and workplaces with us.

Create Magic At Work‪™‬ Amy Lynn Durham

    • Business
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Create Magic At Work™ is on a mission to equip senior leaders with tools they need to be a true servant leader and gain a deep understanding of what that means. Improve employee engagement, retain top talent, transform workplace culture to have less stress and drama. Take a listen and help create healthy leaders and workplaces with us.

    S3 Ep 2 Summer Solo Series: How To Be A Calm Leader During Stressful Times

    S3 Ep 2 Summer Solo Series: How To Be A Calm Leader During Stressful Times

    In today’s podcast episode, I talk about what it looks like to be a leader that maintains a calming and healing presence. I share tips that you can immediately put into practice to be a calm leader during stressful times.
    Today on Create Magic At Work®:
    You don’t need to have all the answersWays to feel more inner peace in your leadershipBenefits of participating with detached involvementCelebrating the different pathways people take to achieve desired resultsFor more on being a calm leader during stressful times check out Amy’s latest publication as an Executive Contributor to Brainz Magazine 3 Ways To Be A Calm Leader During Stressful Times.
    Connect with Amy: 
    Sign up for: Spiritual Intelligence for Integral LeadershipFree Activity: Three Steps To Love Your Job & Life TodayLinkedIn: Amy Lynn DurhamInstagram: @createmagicatworkWebsite: https://createmagicatwork.net/Resources from this episode:
    Listen to the episode with Aaron: How To Practice Presence At a High Level w/ Aaron TabaccoListen to my previous episode: Summer Solo Series: Three Ways To Be A Quantum LeaderQuote
    “There's so much pressure on leaders to always come up with the answer. When we force solutions onto problems, we create more problems potentially.” - Amy

    • 12 min
    S3 Ep 1 - Summer Solo Series: Three Ways To Be A Quantum Leader

    S3 Ep 1 - Summer Solo Series: Three Ways To Be A Quantum Leader

    Welcome to the first episode of the Summer Solo Series from Create Magic At Work! I share three leadership hacks that will enhance your leadership, life, and business from an Executive Coaching and Spiritual Intelligence lens. 


    Today on Create Magic At Work™:
    How to envision mistakes and failure as positive growthWhy perfectionism is really procrastinationWhy making decisions solely on data is not holistic

    Connect with Amy: 
    Sign up for: Spiritual Intelligence for Integral LeadershipFree Activity: Three Steps To Love Your Job & Life TodayLinkedIn: Amy Lynn DurhamInstagram: @createmagicatworkWebsite: https://createmagicatwork.net/

    Quote
    “When a mistake or failure occurs, try utilizing that energy in your leadership. Have a meeting and say, "I want to celebrate the failures that happened here. I want everyone to share what they learned from this and what they got out of it.” - Amy

    • 11 min
    S2 Ep 12 - How To Be A Leader With Courageous Clarity w/Phyllis Sarkaria

    S2 Ep 12 - How To Be A Leader With Courageous Clarity w/Phyllis Sarkaria

    In this podcast episode, I’m joined by Phyllis Sarkaria, the author of the book Courageous Clarity. A book geared toward leaders in the workplace. I invited Phyllis to share her thoughts on navigating the way forward in your leadership journey.  Guiding leaders who want to inspire, influence, and engage their teams for greater results. 

    Listen as we discuss problem-solving from a place of inner curiosity and a desire to learn more rather than what's been ingrained in us from the past - that we must have all the answers.
    With more than 30 years of leadership experience, Phyllis is a certified coach, facilitator, and trusted adviser.  Before founding The Sarkaria Group, Phyllis served as an internal adviser and coach to C-level executives and other key employees at Quidel Corporation, a leading medical diagnostics manufacturer. Phyllis currently works with clients in a wide range of industries, serving as a catalyst to help leaders and teams gain fresh perspectives and elevate their performance by building capacity within themselves to solve problems. Author of Courageous Clarity: Navigating The Way Forward On Your Leadership Journey, the essential guide for leaders who want to inspire, influence, and engage their teams for greater results, Phyllis is also a published scholar on authentic leadership. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Tips on how you can get courageous clarity as a leader. How the spirit of discovery opens up magic possibilities for leaders.Ways to recognize nonverbal indicators that help you navigate their workplace.How to know when it’s time to leave a toxic workplace.Resources from this episode:
    Win a free download of the Courageous Clarity book. To enter the drawing email me your feedback about this episode at amy@createmagicatwork.netGet your copy of the Courageous Clarity book Book - Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and LeadershipConnect with Phyllis:
    Send an email to phyllis@sarkariagroup.comVisit sarkariagroup.comLinkedInQuote
    “As a leader, you need to know yourself. Self-awareness is absolutely key. Once you have a better sense of yourself, it's easier to then engage and use tools to build trust, learn more about others and collaborate in a productive manner.” - Phyllis Sarkaria
    About the host: 
    Amy Lynn Durham is the Founder of Create Magic At Work™, an Executive Coach, and a certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach, who uniquely blends business and spirituality.  Amy has spent years in the corporate world successfully managing hundreds of employees for private and publicly traded companies. Amy designed Create Magic At Work™ to bring a variety of services and strategies to aid in supporting healthy leaders & workplaces through: 
    Private 1:1 Coaching Speaking Internationally about Ways to Support & Create Healthy Workplace CulturesExperiential Workshops & KeynotesIn her spare time, you can find her spending time with her Cavapoo Mr. Bingley, journaling, traveling on mini adventure vacations, or stand-up paddle boarding with her boyfriend.

    • 35 min
    S2 Ep 11 - Empowering Leaders To Make the Right Decisions w/Tim Cakir

    S2 Ep 11 - Empowering Leaders To Make the Right Decisions w/Tim Cakir

    In today’s episode, I’m joined by Tim Cakir, a Growth Consultant who helps companies, entrepreneurs, and students achieve fast and consistent growth. I’m so excited to have Tim on the show, we connected through mutual friends and I instantly knew I had to invite him to talk about how to include everyone on your team because that’s what Create Magic At Work is all about! 
    Tim is a tool addict, so we start off by talking about brainstorming tools he recommends and how to use them to create a common technological space when the idea sparks. Tim explains what is collective intelligence, why should leaders care about it, and how to use it to their advantage so everyone on the team can benefit from it.  Tune in as we talk about the difference between data-informed and data-driven leaders and how to hold big leaders to account in making sure that they are being good leaders.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    A new perspective on how to make everyone on your team feel includedTools for effective brainstorming sessionsTim’s ideas around tapping into the collective intelligence of your teamWhy being data-informed is better than being data-drivenResources from this episode:
    Brainstorming tools Tim recommends:Confluence by AtlassianNotion EvernoteGoogle DocsCheck out the episode with Aaron Tabacco https://www.buzzsprout.com/1817801/10156563  Connect with Tim:
    Tim on LinkedInSubscribe to Tim’s newsletter “The Growth Letter”
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    “Growth is not from sales, from marketing, from the product. Growth is about having the right people in the right place with the right systems, tools, processes, and the right goals. And that will grow your company.” - Tim Cakir
    About the host: 
    Amy Lynn Durham is the Founder of Create Magic At Work™, an Executive Coach, and a certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach, who uniquely blends business and spirituality.  Amy has spent years in the corporate world successfully managing hundreds of employees for private and publicly traded companies. Amy designed Create Magic At Work™ to bring a variety of services and strategies to aid in supporting healthy leaders & workplaces through: 
    Private 1:1 Coaching Speaking Internationally about Ways to Support & Create Healthy Workplace CulturesExperiential Workshops & KeynotesIn her spare time, you can find her spending time with her Cavapoo Mr. Bingley, journaling, traveling on mini adventure vacations or trying to master stand up paddle boarding with her boyfriend.
    Connect with Amy: 
    LinkedIn WebsitePurchase her book, Create Magic at Work Send an email to amy@createmagicatwork.net

    • 41 min
    S2 Ep 10 - Leading Through Fear & Discomfort To Inspire Change w/ Brian McComak

    S2 Ep 10 - Leading Through Fear & Discomfort To Inspire Change w/ Brian McComak

    Often we find ourselves in antiquated workplace systems where we are expected to thrive, despite all of the changes the world has been through. In this episode, I’m joined by Brian McComak, the founder of Hummingbird Humanity. Brian started Hummingbird Humanity as an initiative to bring humanity back to the workplace.  Brian shares his wisdom on how to bring a new approach to the workplace, so you can support your employees emotionally, make them feel seen and heard, help them thrive, and feel more like their authentic selves at work. 

    Tune in as Brian gives tips on how to get started on bringing humanity back to the workplace and the concepts to use so you can become a better servant leader. 


    More About Brian McComak:


    Brian is a consultant, speaker, author, and facilitator with over 25 years of experience in DEI, HR, culture, change management, internal communications, and employee experience. He is an openly gay man and a person with a disability who shares his lived experiences in service of fostering workplaces where humans thrive. Before starting Hummingbird Humanity, he was the Global Head of Inclusion for Tapestry where he designed and launched the company’s DEI strategy. He put Tapestry ‘on the map’ as a great place for inclusion, earning recognition from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, Women in the Workplace and Forbes’ Best Places to Work for Diversity. Join Brian in working to create a world where we accept each other, celebrate our differences, and recognize that we truly are #bettertogether.


    In this episode, we discuss:
    What inspired Brian to start Hummingbird HumanityWays leaders can bring more connection to their workplace, even if you don’t know where to startOvercoming frustrations if you feel you are not getting results as a change agent for diversity, equity, and inclusionTips on how you can communicate effectively for maximum impactQuote from the episode:
    "So I said, I'm going to try something different, and see if I can be one of those humans, who is challenging the ways that we think about creating workplaces. That's what I get to do now. My hope is that I am making a difference for certainly at least one person, but hopefully lots of people, and how they lead, how they manage and how workplaces are embracing and creating spaces where everyone can thrive. Particularly, those who have been historically most marginalized and underrepresented in the workplace." - Brian McComak

    Resources from this episode:
    Conservation series Hope, Hear, and The Human Spirit on YouTube
    About the host:
    Amy Lynn Durham is the Founder of Create Magic At Work™, an Executive Coach and a certified Spiritual Intelligence Coach, who uniquely blends business and spirituality.  Amy has spent years in the corporate world successfully managing hundreds of employees for private and publicly traded companies. Amy designed Create Magic At Work™ to bring a variety of services and strategies to aid in supporting healthy leaders & workplaces through:
    Click here to inquire about > Private 1:1 Coaching with AmySpeaking Internationally about Ways to Support & Create Healthy Workplace CulturesExperiential Workshops & KeynotesIn her spare time, you can find her spending time with her Cavapoo Mr. Bingley, journaling, travelling on mini adventure vacations, or trying to master stand-up paddleboarding with her boyfriend.

    Connect with Brian:


    Brian on LinkedInHummingbird Humanity

    • 40 min
    S2 Ep 9 - The Pros & Cons of Connecting in a Virtual World w/Taiwo Onibokun

    S2 Ep 9 - The Pros & Cons of Connecting in a Virtual World w/Taiwo Onibokun

    In today’s episode, I’m joined by Taiwo Onibokun, the Director of Revenue Operations at Yahoo and EdgeCast. I was so impressed with how Taiwo virtually connects with her global team, I had to invite her over to share some of her tips with all of you. A lot of workplaces are hybrid right now, or completely virtual, and it brings new challenges for leaders. The biggest challenge we talk about in this episode is how to make sure that team members feel connected, seen, and heard by the management. 
    Tune in as we discuss Zoom fatigue, the disadvantages and advantages of working virtually, how to integrate water cooler talks in virtual teams, double standards some may experience at work, and much more!
    More About Taiwo Onibokun:
    Mrs. Taiwo Onibokun is an Authentic and results oriented visionary with over 20+ years of progressive experience in the Technical arena. She is an intentional leader who works tirelessly to drive employee engagement, honors an environment of diversity of thought and intersectionality in the workplace. Highly motivated by empowering and creating high performing teams and moving the needle towards a more just and equitable workplace, and providing thought leadership in social justice groups and ERGs.  Taiwo is currently the Director of Revenue Operations for Yahoo/Edgecast, formerly known as Verizon Digital Media Platform group, out of the Jefferson, Playa Vista California Office for almost 12 years. 
    In this episode, we chat about:
    Tips on how to virtually connect with your teamHow to integrate "water cooler talks" with virtual teamsWhat work opportunities might be lost by working virtuallyThe awareness of the interconnectedness of lifeTaiwo shares ideas for progress that some may be overlookingQuote from the episode: "Spend 15 minutes, sometimes 20, just doing a check the room, check the environment, how are you feeling? What's the best thing that happened to you last week, what happened over the weekend, you want to share, just really getting people to talk about things that were not work-related. I felt like it changed the morale of my organisation. " 

    Resources from this episode:
    The Quantum Leader by Danah ZoharAbout the host: 
    Amy Lynn Durham is the Founder of Create Magic At Work™ and an Executive and Spiritual Intelligence Coach.  She uniquely blends the ethereal and the tactical to get maximum results for her clients.
    Connect with Amy: 
    Sign up for: Spiritual Intelligence for Integral LeadershipFree Activity: Three Steps To Love Your Job & Life TodayLinkedIn: Amy Lynn DurhamInstagram: @createmagicatworkWebsite: https://createmagicatwork.net/
    Connect with Taiwo:
    LinkedIn

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Anna [SOP] ,

Amazing 😍😍👍🏻👍🏻

A great way podcast for those looking to learn how to become servant leaders and continually improve and grow employee culture and engagement so as to retain top talent, transform workplace culture to have less stress and drama, and create a greater working place for all. Amy offers amazing insights to listeners through incredible guests with professional backgrounds in diverse environments from human resources to employee experience. I cannot recommend enough this podcast!

Aleya H. ,

Essential for Every Professional

Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) is the missing element in most people’s careerjourney. We work on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) but skip over whole parts of ourselves in an attempt to be someone else’s idea of “professional”. This podcast helps us all to understand how to step fully into our power, claim our truth, and use it to live a life of meaning, at work and at home. Such great content!

Kc Rossi | Business Coach ,

Illuminating!

I love that Amy's on a mission to illuminate spiritual intelligence in the workplace. There is no higher goal than to be in touch with your life's purpose. It was awesome being a guest on her show and I will continue to tune in to her insightful episodes.

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