49 episodes

We believe true leadership requires more than just surface-level strategies — it requires a profound connection to everything that makes us human.

Through live interviews with experts and leaders, Jenn Whitmer, keynote speaker, consultant, and joy-bringer, guides you on a path to developing as a person and honing your skills as a leader, for you, your team, your family, and your community.

And we’re not just hanging in idea-land. We’re moving to action, embracing the challenges that come with leading in a dynamic world.

In each episode, leaders will discover secrets to:
•Explore how understanding personality and values form the foundation of healthy leadership and profitable business.
•Cultivate communication skills, emotional intelligence, and decision-making abilities that will increase your effectiveness in fostering purpose and belonging that inspire you and your team.
•Develop practices and systems to support a more connected and collaborative workplace, whether you’re in-person, hybrid, or fully remote.

Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, Joyosity is the community for you!

Join us every week for a dose of inspiration and practical advice that will help you create a culture where work is a joy, people are whole, and organizations flourish.

If you want to join the fun in real-time, listen live on LinkedIn every Monday at 1pm Eastern and come join the party in the comments!

Let's live joyosity together!

Joyosity Jenn Whitmer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

We believe true leadership requires more than just surface-level strategies — it requires a profound connection to everything that makes us human.

Through live interviews with experts and leaders, Jenn Whitmer, keynote speaker, consultant, and joy-bringer, guides you on a path to developing as a person and honing your skills as a leader, for you, your team, your family, and your community.

And we’re not just hanging in idea-land. We’re moving to action, embracing the challenges that come with leading in a dynamic world.

In each episode, leaders will discover secrets to:
•Explore how understanding personality and values form the foundation of healthy leadership and profitable business.
•Cultivate communication skills, emotional intelligence, and decision-making abilities that will increase your effectiveness in fostering purpose and belonging that inspire you and your team.
•Develop practices and systems to support a more connected and collaborative workplace, whether you’re in-person, hybrid, or fully remote.

Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, Joyosity is the community for you!

Join us every week for a dose of inspiration and practical advice that will help you create a culture where work is a joy, people are whole, and organizations flourish.

If you want to join the fun in real-time, listen live on LinkedIn every Monday at 1pm Eastern and come join the party in the comments!

Let's live joyosity together!

    How To Lead This Summer

    How To Lead This Summer

    Summer is here and that often means a revamp of routine (or what I like better: rhythms). Whether you have little ones out of school or you have vacations on the horizon, it can be hard to remember to rest. As an Enneagram 7 I’m prone to fill all the empty spaces with more! But I’ve come to realize rest is the secret weapon for leading a productive and joyful team.

    This week on the podcast, I dove into how we can lead while embracing different rhythms. I share the three S’s that each enneagram types need: as a 7 mine is silence! And we talk about how rest isn't just about lounging around; it's about creating spaces of daily, weekly, and annual relaxation that recharge your energy.

    When you make rest a priority, you’re a better leader and model for your team. Your mind, body, and team will thank you! If you want to talk through what your Enneagram is and what you might be needing this summer let’s chat: Hop on a phone call with me or just schedule an Enneagram Navigator session.

    Here’s what we talked about:

    02:06 Where is the right place to find rest?

    05:04 Understanding the types of rest you need

    08:51 Tips for creating solitude in a busy work environment

    10:12 How to balance solitude and loneliness while working remotely

    13:08 The benefits of fully disconnecting during vacation

    17:05 Weekly routines to help your team recharge

    19:49 How to encourage your team to prioritize taking their PTO

    Links: https://jennwhitmer.com/spark-call

    • 24 min
    Dealing with the Guilt of Rest with Erika Biddix

    Dealing with the Guilt of Rest with Erika Biddix

    We all need a reminder now and then that it's more than okay to take a break — Actually, rest is a weapon against your life collapsing around you. Especially as leaders. Giving yourself permission to rest actually increases your productivity and of course increases your joy at work!

    This week, I talked with Erika Biddix, Entrepreneur Strategist and CEO of Aught. We discussed how we’ve had to work to rewrite our definition of productivity. We swapped stories about finding and embracing rest in a productivity-driven culture and the value of letting go.

    Erika shared how she has been moving and achieving and helping others since she was a teenager. And now, she’s taking midday naps if she needs it. Something she would have NEVER done 10 years ago in her burnt out, hustle state. (As the granddaughter of an Italian immigrant, I think we could all benefit from the siesta lifestyle!)

    Things like gardening, doing a puzzle, or calling a friend can still help you move the needle at work, I promise. Sometimes, taking a break will let you draft an email once versus four times because your brain is clearer. Whether you're a go-getter struggling to take a breather or simply looking to find balance in your hectic life, this conversation is packed with insights and tips. The goal is for us all to experience joy and peace at work (and the rest of your life too!). And rest is required.

    Here’s what we talked about:

    02:09 Tips for overcoming guilt around needing rest

    06:12 How to handle the guilt of asking for help as a leader

    09:20 Ways to reframe rest as productive for the mind and body

    12:13 How to manage the anxiety when not being productive

    18:01 Tips for making rest a regular habit

    24:44 The importance of leaders modeling rest and how to communicate it

    Links:

    https://jennwhitmer.com/spark-call

    https://weareaught.com/

    • 27 min
    If TED Can Change, So Can You

    If TED Can Change, So Can You

    Inevitably, at some point in your career, you’re going to outgrow a position or role that you’ve had. Maybe even something you REALLY love. Like my son's favorite shorts when he was a toddler, at some point, they’ll have to go to GoodWill. No matter how we try, we just can’t make it fit longer than it’s meant to. Whether that’s a promotion or offering something differently in your business growth is good, but growth is also really uncomfortable.

    Here are three questions that I use in my life and business to see if it’s time to change. I encourage you to really sit with these three ideas if you feel a change on the horizon. I share two red flags to watch out for if you’re resisting the change and then a few thoughts on how to move forward.

    I’m always a quick phone call away if you need an outside voice to bounce your ideas off! Click the link below, and let’s talk it through!

    Here’s what we talked about:

    02:09 How change is hard both as a kid and an adult

    06:01 Question 1: Is it working?

    08:35 Question 2: Does it fit?

    12:24 Question 3: Is it fun?

    17:54 Two false fallacies we tell ourselves about change

    20:10 The steps to change

    • 25 min
    How to Be a Brave Leader with Nicole Trick Steinbach

    How to Be a Brave Leader with Nicole Trick Steinbach

    Leadership requires ruthless self-honesty and radical self-compassion. You balance between the two with curiosity. Nicole Trick Steinbach and I share a similar belief in this and plenty of similar leadership scars!

    Nicole shared some really incredible stories about how she found herself in tech, what led her to an HR intervention with her leadership, and how she coaches others to become brave leaders now. She’s been in the mud and failure of leadership and has no qualms about sharing what she’s learned with all of us. Thank goodness!

    It’s okay if leadership doesn’t come easy at first, it’s okay if you admit that you’re not great at everything, in fact please do. This episode is for any of you who’ve felt less than perfect in a leadership role (which is all of us by the way!)

    Here’s what we talked about:

    05:50 The hard truth about being a service provider and selling

    08:50 Who is Nicole Trick Steinback?

    13:52 Nicole’s three-step framework for becoming a brave leader

    15:08 Why humility and vulnerability makes you a better leader

    21:41 What being a brave leader brings to your business

    27:36 How to keep learning from Nicole

    Links:

    https://tricksteinbach.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoletricksteinbach/

    • 29 min
    Silence Could Kill Your Career with Scott Harvey

    Silence Could Kill Your Career with Scott Harvey

    As a child, I heard “Silence is golden” often. (And I remind myself as an adult too!) I agree silence has its place in conversations, in negotiations, and definitely on long car rides. But I’ve learned that silence doesn’t help when there’s a problem on your team or in your family. Silence is LOUD when there’s conflict brewing.

    After 20 years in law enforcement, Scott Harvey realized the power silence can hold. He shares stories from the stage and in his recent book, “Silence Kills,'' about how to build rapport so you can have a comfortable silence in your relationships, not one that’s sending off distress signals.

    I loved how he spoke about awkward conversations and how they usually lead to an awesome place. A place where we’re more connected and more productive. Take a listen to what Scott has to say. Spoiler alert: silence doesn’t kill the story people are telling themselves. It just causes you to lose control of the story.

    Here’s what we talked about:

    04:38 Scott Harvey’s unique career story

    10:03 Why silence can feel loud

    16:10 How to get past awkward conversations

    20:23 Ways to rewire your brain in conflict

    Links:

    Scott’s book - Silence Kills - https://amzn.to/4duVZgY

    • 25 min
    How To Approach Sweaty Conversations

    How To Approach Sweaty Conversations

    I heard the term “sweaty conversations” recently and giggled. I thought it was a perfect description for those hard, uncomfortable conversations that need to happen. Whether it’s at work or home there’s really no avoiding these types of conversations in life. So how do we know when it’s time to put on some good ole deodorant and face the music?

    In this episode, I share three warning signs it’s time for that a hard conversation. We talk about how assuming the best in others doesn’t actually mean that we’re always assuming they’re okay, and how to approach these conversations with empathy and curiosity. I shared my favorite scripts for how to start these out and what to do to minimize everyone’s blood pressure response to the conversation.

    If you feel just the slightest nag that a hard conversation might need to happen, I invite you to take a listen and run through the litmus test I’ve created on whether it’s time. Be sure to join us in the comments on Youtube (linked below) if you need a little pep talk beforehand!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybLfdfRa8k

    Here’s what we talked about:

    06:36 Three signs that you need to have the conversation

    10:06 Talking yourself into having the conversation

    14:25 An example of a sweaty conversation

    16:43 Two words to use when starting hard conversations

    Links: https://jennwhitmer.com/spark-call

    • 21 min

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31 Ratings

Megador0305 ,

Nuggets of deep leadership wisdom!

Jenn offers such profound leadership wisdom in compact, thought-provoking nuggets in this podcast! Worth a listen whether you’re working on self-leadership or are a part of the C-suite! Fun, engaging and FULL OF JOY!

WYOAree ,

Heart, energy, and actionable!

Jenn’s energy and joy in helping others, both individuals and teams, is what makes this podcast go straight to the heart. We all need the tools she is offering!

Shelby Merryweather ,

A different way to lead / work

I love Jenn’s philosophy of bringing joy & play into the workplace. She shares the cold hard facts of why it will make your business more profitable but also reminds us how humans are complex, whole & beautiful. & that work & life exist at the same time so let’s make the most of them both!!

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