21 episodes

Welcome to the Introvert Ally Podcast! My name is Jennifer Kahnweiler. Most people size me up as an extrovert. I’m pretty enthusiastic, I talk out what’s in my brain and the more people I connect with the better! But, I am also a strong champion for introverts who are often misunderstood and overlooked at work. When we let their quiet strengths surface we unleash more ideas, creativity and new perspectives. I believe that to change cultures we need to have conversations. In this podcast, You will hear me talk with a wide variety of intriguing guests who each have their unique take on introversion. These torchbearers shed light on their experiences and offer concrete tips on what we can do to unleash introvert talent. Thank you for joining the Introvert Ally Revolution!

Introvert Ally Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to the Introvert Ally Podcast! My name is Jennifer Kahnweiler. Most people size me up as an extrovert. I’m pretty enthusiastic, I talk out what’s in my brain and the more people I connect with the better! But, I am also a strong champion for introverts who are often misunderstood and overlooked at work. When we let their quiet strengths surface we unleash more ideas, creativity and new perspectives. I believe that to change cultures we need to have conversations. In this podcast, You will hear me talk with a wide variety of intriguing guests who each have their unique take on introversion. These torchbearers shed light on their experiences and offer concrete tips on what we can do to unleash introvert talent. Thank you for joining the Introvert Ally Revolution!

    Bill & Jennifer Kahnweiler

    Bill & Jennifer Kahnweiler

    To help her reflect on the key takeaways from Season 2, Jennifer invited her introverted partner  Bill Kahnweiler into the conversation. Understanding Bill was the initial impetus for her 15-year journey as an introvert ally. Listen in as Bill shares keen perspectives and personal reactions to our Season 2 guests. 
    Bill Kahnweiler was a professor of human resource development at Georgia State University in Atlanta. His research focused on people issues in the workplace. He taught various courses that focused on “the human aspects of work organizations”  and published over 90 articles in scholarly and popular outlets. The most meaningful compliment he received from hundreds who endured his classes was “Funniest Professor Ever!”
    Before entering academia he was a director of a high school peer counseling program, an instructor in state and federal prisons, an HR professional at GE, and a management consultant at the Hay Group (now Korn Ferry). 
    Jennifer B. Kahnweiler is a bestselling author and one of the leading speakers on introverts in the workplace. She is the host of the Introvert Ally Podcast. Her pioneering books, The Introverted Leader, Quiet Influence, The Genius of Opposites, and Creating Introvert-Friendly Workplaces have been translated into 18 languages.
    She has delivered keynotes from Singapore to Spain. Her engaging presentations to diverse audiences blend research with provocative examples and practical tools. Jennifer has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times and has appeared as a guest on over 100 podcasts. Jennifer holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to a small percentage of speakers, and is proud to serve as a mentor to many professional women.
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ●Differences between introversion, shyness, and social anxiety
    ●Character roles
    ●Tell others what you want from them not what they're doing wrong
    ●Bringing your real self to work
    ●Networking strategies at conferences
    ●Paraphrasing
     
    Resources
    Www.jenniferkahnweiler.com
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bill-Kahnweiler

    • 44 min
    Jennifer Mascioli-Tudor

    Jennifer Mascioli-Tudor

    Jennifer is an experienced, self-proclaimed introverted leader, who brings more than 20 years of industry experience in quality and regulatory functions. She has led global teams in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Jennifer recently started her own consulting firm, JMT Compliance Consulting, and is passionate about building energized, diverse, and inclusive teams that are motivated by a shared mission to transform healthcare. 
     
    Jennifer talks about the discovery of her own introversion, how self-awareness can affect business results and her journey to working as a senior leader. She is so glad she has learned to use introversion as a lens to understand the world and fuel her curiosity.
     
    “As a leader, I let the creative juices happen organically. I don’t want to be the first or the last to speak.”
     
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ●      Discovering her introversion
    ●      Linking awareness to business results
    ●      Working as an introverted business leader
    ●      Finding time outside of work
    ●      Why you need to be quiet
    ●      Don’t be afraid to have a conversation
     
    Resources
     
    ●      Jennifer on LinkedIn

    • 28 min
    Ryan Showalter

    Ryan Showalter

    Ryan talks about the dynamic of relationships between introverts and extroverts and how they can affect the dynamics both in the office and at home. He also describes how he built on his personal journey and pain to become an ally for introverts in his company and beyond.
     
    “It is not as though I don’t want to speak. It is not as simple as putting words out there…I am processing, thinking and listening…”
     
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ●      How some “feedback” can send the wrong messages to introverts
    ●      Be brave enough to engage in conversations about I-E dynamics
    ●      84.51 ITOPiA - an ERG with impact
    ●      How we can overcome judgment
     
    Ryan Showalter’s career includes various roles within sales, insights & marketing at various research and consumer packaged goods companies. Ryan has held prior leadership positions at Kraft Heinz and Mondelez International. 
     
    He is currently Director of Consulting at 84.51°a retail, data science, insights, and media company.  He leads teams to continue driving value for client-generating revenue growth. In 2019 he founded an Itopia, an Employee Resource Group for Introverts, one of the first of its kind. Resources
     
    ●      84.51
    ●      How Introverts Can Shatter the Leadership Glass Ceiling
    The Uplow’d Podcast with Ryan and Jennifer

    • 35 min
    Nancy Ancowitz

    Nancy Ancowitz

    Nancy talks about discovering her own introversion, her experience working in Wall Street, communicating in corporate environments and promoting yourself as an introvert. She shares ideas like commenting on the question that is asked and say.  “My first thought is…”
     
    “It became clear to me that what I wanted to do was enrich others.”
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ●      How burnout led to a new fulfilling career
    ●      Writing her book “Self-Promotion for Introverts”
    ●      Lessons from Wall Street
    ●      Paraphrasing
    ●      Being a “Thinking Partner”
    ●      Networking as an introvert
     
    Nancy Ancowitz
     
    Nancy Ancowitz is a coach specializing in career advancement and presentation skills. She's been speaking about and coaching introverts since the early 2000's. A pioneer of popular introvert literature, Nancy wrote the book, Self-Promotion for Introverts®️: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead, a Publishers Weekly "Best Book." Nancy's other work has been published by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
     
    Nancy Ancowitz’s website

    • 34 min
    Michelle Zell

    Michelle Zell

    Michelle talks about why she took an interest in studying personality types in professional environments, working in the tech industry and her smart work model. She believes we need to bring to life a new way of working and to understand how to optimize which ways work best for people and adapt. Learn what brings people into the office.
     
    Michelle is an extrovert, an experienced human resource leader and a true introvert ally. Currently, she serves as director and HR leader for Bosch Corporate Research. She has held several HR leadership roles at such companies as NXP and Trimble.
     
    “We were very reliant on our building to deliver culture messages and now we need to go beyond the building and move through screens.”
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ● Studying personality types
    ● Creating safety zones
    ● Raising awareness in one’s value
    ● Working in the tech industry
    ● The Smart Work Model
    ● Understanding team dynamics
    ● The 1+1=11 Culture
     
     
     
    Resources
     
    ● Michelle on LinkedIn
    ● Bosch

    • 31 min
    Ivan Misner

    Ivan Misner

    Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 11,000 chapters in 77 countries throughout every populated continent of the world.  Each year, BNI passes on millions of referrals resulting in billions of dollars worth of business to its members.
     
    Ivan talks about systems of communication that help introverts expand their network. Learn how he progressed professionally and was uncomfortable meeting new people. As a result, he  created a “system” that enabled him to meet people in an organized, structured, environment that did not require that he actually talk to strangers.
     
    “It is not who you know, it is how well you know each other that counts”
     
    Episode Highlights
     
    ●      Discovering his introversion
    ●      The “Open 3 Technique”
    ●      Look for larger, groups at events
    ●      Find overlapping areas of interest
    ●      “GAINS” exchange
    ●      A workable follow up system
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Resources
     
    ●      Ivan's website
    ●      Ivan’s Facebook page
    ●      OMG I am an introvert
    ●      Networking Like a Pro

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Lloyd 52 ,

Introvert Ally Podcast

If the first two podcasts are any indication, Jennifer’s new podcast is going to be a hit. I am not an expert - nor even a novice - in this arena. But I found that didn’t matter. Jennifer and her guests spoke in layman’s terminology and gave real life education and suggestions - for people who are introverted and extroverted dominate. They provided advice for such personality types as individuals - and working together in one-on-one relationships and in groups and teams.

Great beginning Jennifer. I am sure there will be more interesting and useful information to come.

Quiet Leader ,

Compelling research and actionable advice

Terrific podcast. Jennifer is the rare extrovert who really gets and champions introverts—no stereotypes or condescension here! “Introvert Ally” offers a great mix of compelling research, case studies, and actionable advice. She and her guests illuminate introverts’ quiet superpowers and help us/them thrive in workplaces that typically privilege extroverts. The show also provides great tips for supervisors and mentors who want to help introverts grow their influence in the office and beyond. Best of all, Jennifer is a warm and engaging host who loves a good laugh.

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