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Many of us receive the call to leadership at some point in our lives. It can happen when we are young, and it can happen later. Sometimes it happens more than once. Regardless of its timing, saying yes to that call fundamentally changes us and the direction of our lives. The Play Your Position Podcast explores what happens when we answer the call -- and why it matters.

Play Your Position Mary Lou Kayser

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Many of us receive the call to leadership at some point in our lives. It can happen when we are young, and it can happen later. Sometimes it happens more than once. Regardless of its timing, saying yes to that call fundamentally changes us and the direction of our lives. The Play Your Position Podcast explores what happens when we answer the call -- and why it matters.

    John Robertson on Developing Trust as a Leader

    John Robertson on Developing Trust as a Leader

    Trust has never been more important and yet... these days, trust in leadership has eroded significantly. From employees to citizens, too many of us have become jaded about what people in positions of leadership are -- or aren't -- doing. Today's guest, John Robertson, is determined to turn that trend around so trust is not only present, but fostered throughout teams and organizations.
    John is the Founder and President of FORTLOG Services. John built his services with a focus on an encouragement-based approach, resolving root causes as opposed to treating crisis and transition in the workplace symptomatically, as is often the practice. A trusted thinking partner with 30+ years of assisting individuals and organizations manage all forms of crisis/change, John leverages a values-anchored ethos as a leadership development specialist, helping organizations and individuals to define the new norm and thrive.
    Over the years, John has gained extensive and diverse experiences working with Indigenous peoples [First Nations], first responders, small-medium businesses, non-profits, churches, communities, municipalities, educational, health care, families, and EAPs. John’s qualifications include Conversational
    IQTM, psychological health and safety advisor, ICF coach, Resilient Leadership, crisis intervention instructor, numerous psychometric tools, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified grief counsellor, and a Masters and Bachelors degrees.
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

    • 52 min
    Elizabeth Borelli on How to Breathe Your Way to Success

    Elizabeth Borelli on How to Breathe Your Way to Success

    Can breathing really make a difference in how successful you are as a leader? Today's guest says one hundred percent it can -- and she can prove it.
    Elizabeth Borelli combines her years of experience in ICF-accredited executive and leadership coaching, and RYT® 200 training into a unique mind-body approach to personal growth and professional development.
    She combines proven stress reduction practices with coaching tools for developing the confidence, focus, and resilience you need to break through the thought traps of not-enoughness. The use of basic attention and energy management practices lets clients see beyond their limiting beliefs and into new opportunities for more meaning, positivity, and a greater life purpose.
    Elizabeth supplements her coaching programs with ongoing support using tools proven to help you to gain focus and clarity, connect with your source of strength, quiet the voices of self-doubt, take action, and stay accountable. Her work centers around mind-body practices proven to support lasting change.
    When she's not working with top-notch clients, Elizabeth enjoys hiking in the great outdoors in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, where she lives and plays with her two teenage girls. She stays passionate about her work by maintaining a dedicated breathwork practice.
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

    • 43 min
    Ty Morgan on Leading through Faith

    Ty Morgan on Leading through Faith

    What do you think you would do if you learned that your unborn child had a condition that almost guaranteed he wouldn't live beyond birth?
    In today's episode, Ty Morgan shares his very personal leadership story which is unlike any I've heard in the eight years I've been podcasting. Ty's story is not only moving, but proof that faith exists and works in amazing ways when we choose it over mistrust and disbelief.
    Faith has certainly been a central part of Ty's private and personal life. He is the Founder of Infinite Planning, where his goal is to educate and inspire individuals to take control of their financial lives through proper education and coaching methods. Ty also recently founded the nonprofit organization, Silent Guardian-Angels, Inc. something Ty never imagined he'd do but is beyond grateful he was guided to building it.
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

    • 41 min
    Grief and the Leader

    Grief and the Leader

    Seven months ago, my dad died.
     
    And grief moved in.
     
    Losing my dad is by far the most intense grief I’ve experienced. Nothing could have prepared me for it. No book or podcast or course could have taught me about what I would feel when grief came knocking at my door and moved in for I can’t possibly predict how long. 
     
    Even as time passes and the initial sting subsides, grief is always lurking in the emotional shadows, ready to take center stage and leave me sobbing in a puddle of tears because I just saw a car commercial featuring cute golden retriever puppies which were dad’s favorite breed.
     
    Granting ourselves the space -- and the grace -- to feel grief is more than half the battle. If we could learn how to talk about it without feeling ashamed or weak, think of how much better more of us would do in all facets of our lives. If we could add grieving to the collective cultural conversation, think of how much faster our country would heal.
     
    Original post: https://maryloukayser.com/grief-and-the-leader/
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!  
     
     
     

    • 8 min
    Courtney DeRonde on Leading Your Business to Its Next Profitable Level

    Courtney DeRonde on Leading Your Business to Its Next Profitable Level

    In today's episode, Courney DeRonde and I talk about how small businesses and nonprofits can become more profitable. Her enthusiasm for helping people see their business succeed is contagious. She shares ways she's experienced growth in her own business that any leader can use.
    Courtney is a CPA and Managing Partner at TDT CPAs and Advisors, a boutique advisory and accounting firm for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. She and her team help overwhelmed, successful leaders understand and maximize financial information so they can increase profitability and move their organizations to the next level. As an owner in her firm and managing partner, she also has firsthand experience running and scaling a small business.
    Enjoy!
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

    • 42 min
    Colin Gray on Podcasting as a Leadership Strategy

    Colin Gray on Podcasting as a Leadership Strategy

    Colin Gray is a podcaster, international speaker, PhD and founder of The Podcast Host and Alitu, a podcast maker app. Colin started out in Astrophysics, before realising, to his dismay, how much maths were involved. A zig-zag route through education, marketing and the web brought him to Podcasting, which has less maths, but just as many puzzles and fun ones at that.
    He started ThePodcastHost.com in 2011 as a resource to help people create successful podcasts. It’s now one of the biggest and oldest Podcasting learning resources on the web.
    Colin went on to found Alitu.com in 2018, a web app that helps podcasters effortlessly create their shows. Alitu takes care of the tech, and makes podcasting accessible to anyone. It offers a custom set of tools for recording, building and editing epic podcasts easily.
     
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    The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


    Here are a few ways I can help you:
    Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.   Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

ArielKWho ,

Great show you don't want to miss!

Mary Lou Kayser is a fantastic host, who curates a stellar all star lineup of guests. No matter who you are, or where you are in life, there is great advice in this show for you. It's a must listen!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Mary Lou Kayser, host of the Play Your Position podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Laura C N ,

A wealth of helpful insight

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a guest on Mary Lou’s Show. She has a wealth of knowledge and insight to help any leader and entrepreneur catapult to the next level.

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