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Join Leah Smart every Monday as she explores vulnerable aspects of the human experience to inspire your transformation. This show is centered around exposing what it’s truly like to be human and how that manifests at work, at home, and everywhere else. You'll be in the arena with authors, researchers, and executives like founder Reid Hoffman, NYT bestselling author Nedra Tawaab, CEO Ryan Roslanksy, author & CEO Michelle Kim, and many more. Hear real stories about their self-development, work, cultivating meaning, and how to successfully navigate challenges.

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    • Education
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Join Leah Smart every Monday as she explores vulnerable aspects of the human experience to inspire your transformation. This show is centered around exposing what it’s truly like to be human and how that manifests at work, at home, and everywhere else. You'll be in the arena with authors, researchers, and executives like founder Reid Hoffman, NYT bestselling author Nedra Tawaab, CEO Ryan Roslanksy, author & CEO Michelle Kim, and many more. Hear real stories about their self-development, work, cultivating meaning, and how to successfully navigate challenges.

    The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up with Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes

    The Enneagram Guide to Waking Up with Beatrice Chestnut & Uranio Paes

    Are you curious about The Enneagram? This week in the arena, global Enneagram thought leaders Beatrice Chestnut and Uranio Paes join Leah Smart and Head of Learning & Culture at Airtable, Jess Amortergui. The Enneagram system has recently been regaining popularity at work and in the human development space. But a lot of what's out there doesn't scratch the surface of this life-changing roadmap to self-development. Listen in to hear more about each type 1-9, get hints on your personality pitfalls, and find out how to use this system to become a better version of yourself.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Going Deep on Impostor Syndrome with Lisa Orbe-Austin

    Going Deep on Impostor Syndrome with Lisa Orbe-Austin

    Join psychologist and author Lisa Orbe-Austin and Leah Smart in the arena to talk about Lisa's area of expertise- impostor syndrome. You'll hear not only what it is, but what research shows about where it comes from. And most important, how to become aware and conscious of your impostor syndrome triggers, so you can overcome it.

    • 40 min
    The Great Reshuffle Explored with Karin Kimbrough

    The Great Reshuffle Explored with Karin Kimbrough

    LinkedIn's Chief Economist, Karin Kimbrough gets in the arena this week to talk all about The Great Reshuffle. This period of unprecedented professional change and upheaval is being driven by people everywhere asking simple but meaningful questions about not just where they want to work and how they want to work, but why they work. The Great Reshuffle marks a moment in time where we all get to rethink how to spend our 40+ hours every week.

    • 40 min
    The Power of Being an Outsider with Olga Khazan

    The Power of Being an Outsider with Olga Khazan

    Award-winning staff writer at the Atlantic and author, Olga Khazan gets in the arena this week to talk about her research on the experience of being "weird". Through dozens of interviews and research she set out to learn and share what it means to be an outsider and what the upsides are. From building your resilience to true self-acceptance, being a bit different in a society that praises conformity can and often does win.

    • 40 min
    Fearlessly Embracing The Nonlinear Life with Bruce Feiler

    Fearlessly Embracing The Nonlinear Life with Bruce Feiler

    This week in the arena, author of seven New York Times bestsellers and thought leader on contemporary life, Bruce Feiler joins to talk about his most recent book, Life is In the Transitions. Based on thousands of hours of research, this book reveals that most people's lives are inconsistent with the expected linear path of success at work, in relationships, at home, and everywhere else. In fact, adults experience life disruptors every 12-18 months. And the big ones are called lifequakes. Bruce's work both reevaluates expectations of contemporary life and shares how to make meaning and magic after a lifequake.

    • 52 min
    Michelle MiJung Kim on The Wake Up

    Michelle MiJung Kim on The Wake Up

    This week, CEO, author, speaker, and activist Michelle Kim gets in the arena to talk about her recent book. It's called, The Wake Up: Closing the Gap Between Good Intentions and Real Change. And in it, Michelle clarifies what she's come to understand in her lifelong social justice activism while giving us all the tools to show up for societal liberation. Her work is beyond the basics, she digs deep, and she spares no truth. Most of all, she promises discomfort, which she assures means real change.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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47 Ratings

47 Ratings

TurnMets1 ,

Inspiring, Insightful and Refreshing

Each and every session is slightly better than the last. I love the upbeat conversations that are always extremely timely and topical to the challenges many people and companies are facing.

I leave every session feeling inspired and always have some great takeaways and insights I'm excited to share in future conversations with friends and colleagues.

EKon5 ,

Refreshing

Refreshingly… real! Leah’s approach to contextualizing top of mind topics is an inspiration through each sprint. Looking forward to the next!

nypodreview ,

Excellent

Terrific conversations and always worthwhile to listen to!

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