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In the Arena is a show about human potential with LinkedIn's Leah Smart. Join her every Tuesday for conversations with today’s brightest minds and bravest hearts on how to improve our world by transforming ourselves.

In the Arena with Leah Smart LinkedIn

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

In the Arena is a show about human potential with LinkedIn's Leah Smart. Join her every Tuesday for conversations with today’s brightest minds and bravest hearts on how to improve our world by transforming ourselves.

    How to Belong in a World of "Fitting in" with Jonathan Fields

    How to Belong in a World of "Fitting in" with Jonathan Fields

    This week in the arena: author, speaker, and founder of Good Life Project, Jonathan Fields. Jonathan and Leah have a wide-ranging conversation about the differences between beliefs and values, the versions of ourselves we present to the world, and their own experiences sharing stories. 
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    • 46 min
    Just Like Me: A Guided Meditation

    Just Like Me: A Guided Meditation

    Let Leah guide you through a meditation practice meant to help you tap into radical empathy.
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    • 13 min
    Finding Flow in the Kitchen with Julia Turshen

    Finding Flow in the Kitchen with Julia Turshen

    This week, acclaimed cookbook author, podcaster, and cooking teacher Julia Turshen joins Leah to talk about how embodied experiences like cooking soothe anxiety, and how food can be a form of caretaking.
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    • 38 min
    Five Principles to Live By with Reggie Fils-Aimé

    Five Principles to Live By with Reggie Fils-Aimé

    In the Arena this week: Reggie Fils-Aimé, former COO of Nintendo and author of the book Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to the Top of Nintendo. Reggie gets into his five life principles – originally delivered as part of a commencement address – and how being methodical helped him in his storied career.
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    • 30 min
    The Non-Meditator’s Guide to Meditation

    The Non-Meditator’s Guide to Meditation

    This week In the Arena: Meditation coach and founder of The Big Quiet, Jesse Israel. He joins Leah to talk about how his highest career high came crashing down, and how meditation has helped him be the person he wants to be in the world.
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    • 34 min
    Facing Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Orbé-Austin

    Facing Imposter Syndrome with Lisa Orbé-Austin

    This week, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re re-releasing an old favorite: Leah’s conversation with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin on how to confront impostor syndrome head-on. 
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

theoriginallisabway ,

Belonging!

I really enjoy listening to In the Arena with Leah Smart. If there’s such a thing as a ‘perfect’ podcast host, Leah is it! Incredibly engaging, super thoughtful, and courageously vulnerable. Thank you, Leah, and LinkedIn!

PrairieSun ,

My Hope is Recharged!

Gosh, just listened to the interview with Reggie from Nintendo. Such terrific advice.

CONSULTINGKATRINA ,

Leah is podcast goals

I don’t really think it matters who the guest is, she’ll find a way to pull out what’s tangible and actionable while sharing key parts of her relatable story.

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