33 episodes

Hope for the Introvert is a series of conversations with and about introverted leaders, their strengths, and how they apply them in the workplace and other parts of life. Ben Woelk chats with guests about the challenges many of us face as introverts and how we overcome them. These honest and open discussions provide practical strategies for empowering you to be effective leaders and influencers--strategies that leverage your introvert strengths. What strengths do you attribute to your introverted nature?



Ben Woelk is an introverted leader whose passion is mentoring and coaching introverted leaders. He's had the opportunity to speak across the world about how others can become successful leaders by identifying and actualizing their introvert strengths. Those opportunities led to the creation of Introverted Leadership, a mentoring program that provides coaching services to empower prospective leaders based on the unique abilities your introverted nature provides.



Please consider supporting Hope for the Introvert and the Introverted Leadership program. The Patreon support tiers provide you with the chance to help underwrite the cost to create the podcast, plan and put on Introverted Leadership events, and influence our future direction—you even have the opportunity to join Ben as a guest on the podcast! Don’t worry, there are also many ways to support the podcast while successfully avoiding human interaction.



Visit hopefortheintrovert.com for shownotes, including transcripts and extras for each podcast episode.

Hope for the Introvert Ben Woelk

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Hope for the Introvert is a series of conversations with and about introverted leaders, their strengths, and how they apply them in the workplace and other parts of life. Ben Woelk chats with guests about the challenges many of us face as introverts and how we overcome them. These honest and open discussions provide practical strategies for empowering you to be effective leaders and influencers--strategies that leverage your introvert strengths. What strengths do you attribute to your introverted nature?



Ben Woelk is an introverted leader whose passion is mentoring and coaching introverted leaders. He's had the opportunity to speak across the world about how others can become successful leaders by identifying and actualizing their introvert strengths. Those opportunities led to the creation of Introverted Leadership, a mentoring program that provides coaching services to empower prospective leaders based on the unique abilities your introverted nature provides.



Please consider supporting Hope for the Introvert and the Introverted Leadership program. The Patreon support tiers provide you with the chance to help underwrite the cost to create the podcast, plan and put on Introverted Leadership events, and influence our future direction—you even have the opportunity to join Ben as a guest on the podcast! Don’t worry, there are also many ways to support the podcast while successfully avoiding human interaction.



Visit hopefortheintrovert.com for shownotes, including transcripts and extras for each podcast episode.

    Episode 025: Gabby Pascuzzi–Survivor, Vulnerability, and Authenticity

    Episode 025: Gabby Pascuzzi–Survivor, Vulnerability, and Authenticity

    Episode 025 Show Notes: Gabby Pascuzzi Introduction Gabby Pascuzzi and Ben Woelk talk about Survivor, being vulnerable with your emotions, leaning in to who you are, and the need for authenticity in the workplace. Twitter Key concepts Scary challenges show you what you’re capable of. We are prone to underestimating ourselves. You have to embrace

    • 22 min
    Episode 033: Victoria Lioznyansky–Introverts and Starting a Business

    Episode 033: Victoria Lioznyansky–Introverts and Starting a Business

    Episode 033 Show Notes: Victoria Lioznyansky Introduction Victoria Lioznyansky and Ben Woelk discuss starting a small business as an introvert, discussing her experiences with Nutty Scientists of Houston and the Brilliant Speakers Academy. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Building a business takes passion, skill, and discipline Introverts can be good at consultative sales STEAM or STEM-A

    • 31 min
    Episode 032: Eeshita Grover–Leveraging Introvert Strengths

    Episode 032: Eeshita Grover–Leveraging Introvert Strengths

    Episode 032 Show Notes: Eeshita Grover Introduction Eeshita Grover and Ben Woelk discuss leveraging your introvert strengths in the workplace as a manager and to advance in your career. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Introverts have a heightened sense of empathy Introverts are analytical and process information internally, and often longer Introverts can appear to be

    • 24 min
    Episode 031: Eeshita Grover–Getting Out of Your Bubble

    Episode 031: Eeshita Grover–Getting Out of Your Bubble

    Episode 031 Show Notes: Eeshita Grover Introduction Eeshita Grover and Ben Woelk discuss the need to get out of your bubble to achieve your aspirations, the best placement of techcomm teams, and working in an open office setting. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Open workspace environments can be challenging for introverts Technical writers and engineers work

    • 26 min
    Episode 030: Andrea Childress–Women in IT and Information Security Leadership

    Episode 030: Andrea Childress–Women in IT and Information Security Leadership

    Episode 030 Show Notes: Andrea Childress Introduction Andrea Childress and Ben Woelk discuss women in IT and Information Security leadership in Higher Education, her Women in Security panel presentation at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference, and strategies for overcoming the leadership gender gap. Note: Andrea is now UNK Chief Information Officer and University of Nebraska

    • 30 min
    Episode 029: Andrea Childress–Building Social Skills and Networking

    Episode 029: Andrea Childress–Building Social Skills and Networking

    Episode 029 Show Notes: Andrea Childress Introduction Andrea Childress and Ben Woelk discuss building social skills as an introvert, networking, and the importance of mentoring. Note: Andrea is now UNK Chief Information Officer and University of Nebraska Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services . LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts You can improve social skills

    • 32 min

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Kevin Darant ,

Great resource for introverts!

Just found this podcast and really enjoyed ep. 33 where Ben interviews Victoria Lioznyansky. I loved hearing about her journey and experience with learning to become a confident public speaker. This episode is personal and down-to-earth, but also jam-packed with strategy and tips, even science! Great episode! Thanks!

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