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After over three decades in the legal-trenches, Mike Bassett has learned to appreciate two things: good conversation & good coffee.
Legal Grounds is an ongoing series of interviews with the people who are shaping our world - legal or otherwise. Witty, irreverent, & always thoughtful, these brief discussions fall somewhere between “Night Court” & Hopper’s “Nighthawks At The Diner”.
With that in mind, we promise your coffee will still be warm when the podcast is done.
(Legal Grounds was written, recorded, and produced by Dust Devil Press)

Legal Grounds | Conversations on Life, Leadership & Law Mike H. Bassett

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

After over three decades in the legal-trenches, Mike Bassett has learned to appreciate two things: good conversation & good coffee.
Legal Grounds is an ongoing series of interviews with the people who are shaping our world - legal or otherwise. Witty, irreverent, & always thoughtful, these brief discussions fall somewhere between “Night Court” & Hopper’s “Nighthawks At The Diner”.
With that in mind, we promise your coffee will still be warm when the podcast is done.
(Legal Grounds was written, recorded, and produced by Dust Devil Press)

    Legal Grounds | Steven English

    Legal Grounds | Steven English

    Hot Sports Opinion: Radical honesty is the coin of the realm when it comes to growing any relationship - business or otherwise. 
    I’ve learned that when you screw up - and trust me, I’ve done it plenty - the best thing to do is just come out and say it. Next, have a plan for how you want to fix it. And finally move forward with the experience gained. 
    But now imagine not just doing this work internally, but sharing it with the world in damn-near real time. 
    That’s what my guest this week, Steven English, has chosen to do. 
    A  20 year veteran of the semiconductor industry, Steven earned his degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s in Material Sciences & Engineering from North Carolina State. 
    Steven has worked for major corporations you’ve probably heard of or interact with everyday including Honeywell and Samsung. And on paper, his life has been a never ending series of opportunities and advancement. 
    In reality, Steven - like so many of us - has been to hell and back and lived to tell the tale. A TedX speaker and certified life coach, he founded Steven English Coaching in 2018 and specializes in helping people on every rung of the corporate ladder communicate their ideas with competency and confidence. 
    It was a fantastic conversation on vulnerability, loss of friendships, the need to admit when we need help, and so much more. 
    Enjoy the show. 

    • 52 min
    Legal Grounds | Lida Citroën

    Legal Grounds | Lida Citroën

    Well listeners, we’re back with full length interviews this week and I’m pretty dang excited to start sharing these conversations we’ve built up over the winter break. 
    This week’s episode felt like the perfect way to start off a new year and a new season because at its core, it's a conversation about fresh starts and redemption. 
    Lida Citroën is an award winning personal branding and reputation management leader who more than a decade ago founded her own consulting agency, LIDA360, in the midst of a recession.
    Not only has she succeeded, she has thrived. And Lida’s story doesn’t stop there.
    Shortly after starting her business, she began dedicating her time to helping veterans make the transition from military into the civilian and corporate world. This has culminated in authoring multiple best-selling books and a phenomenal TedTalk. 
    We discuss her early life as the daughter of first generation immigrants, her journey to working with service members, and the complexities of reputation management. 
    Enjoy the show

    • 52 min
    Legal Grounds | New Year's Edition

    Legal Grounds | New Year's Edition

    I'm excited for this upcoming season of Legal Grounds. 
    The interviews we have on-deck are some of the best yet, and I feel beyond fortunate to watch us go into our third year of the show. 

    This week, however, I wanted to share some of the tougher New Year's thoughts I've been wrestling with - because I think they're far from unique to me. 

    So as this fresh year begins, here's a couple of the lessons I've learned and the things I want to take forward into 2022. 

    It ain't much, but it's honest work. 

    Enjoy the show. 

    • 7 min
    Legal Grounds | Holiday Edition

    Legal Grounds | Holiday Edition

    Hey y’all,
    This episode feels a little simpler than most, but it’s from the heart.
    I’m fortunate enough to remember the KCSC (a local country station) ‘Santa Tracker’.
    I’ve learned the hard way what it’s like to not be able to decorate for the holidays.
    Nothing about this holiday season feels normal - but maybe that’s a good thing,
    Even if it’s a rough four minutes, hopefully it expands your horizons.
    Merry Christmas Y’all & Happy Holidays.s
    Be Easy - Mike Bassett 

    • 6 min
    Legal Grounds | Dennis Buttimer

    Legal Grounds | Dennis Buttimer

    It’s crazy to think that the holidays are right around the corner. It feels like it was only last week I was thankful to have made it through 2020 and ready to start a new year. 
    Now I’m planning to spend the weekend wrestling Christmas decorations down from the attic.
    And I’m not saying that in my best “Grinch” voice! I’m saying it as someone who is genuinely a little freaked out by how fast time seems to keep moving. And in a way, I’m thankful the holidays are here because they give so many of us a chance to finally slow down, at least on the work-front…
    That’s why I was so thankful to get to have a conversation with someone who specializes in making the most of downtime. 
    Dennis Buttimer is a stress and mindfulness expert, executive coach, TEDx speaker, corporate trainer and the author of two books, “CALM: Choosing To Live Mindfully”, and his most recent work “Inspired: 365 Days of Mindful Mojo.” He also is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post
    He served nearly three decades as the manager of the Employee Assistance Program for the city of Atlanta’s rapid transit authority before becoming a corporate consultant and life-coach. In 2007 he began working side by side with Cancer patients at the Chapman Cancer Wellness center, and now, with his partner, Angela, Dennis runs the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-Being, which is a resource and retreat center for those looking to embrace the silence and discover themselves.
    Dennis and I discuss ways to practice mindfulness, the need for leaders to need to address their own issues before being able to help others, and how we can move more gracefully through loss. 
    It was a wonderful conversation that I think is perfect as we enter this season of reflection. 
    Enjoy the show.

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    • 55 min
    Legal Grounds | Beth Montgomery

    Legal Grounds | Beth Montgomery

    It's important to color outside the lines every once in a while. And this week's conversation was a good reminder of that fact.

    But that doesn't always mean it's comfortable to do - especially if you're like me and thrive off of systems.

    Whether it's the messy side of life we see in ZOOM meetings, the blur between work and home, or the way we've had change how we build relationships, admitting a lot of things are just done DIFFERENTLY is usually the first step towards making something better.

    So I couldn't imagine a better conversation to ease us all into that short period of chaos between Thanksgiving and the New Year.

    My guest this week is Beth Montgomery, the founder of Project, DONE!, a consulting firm that specializes in helping make room for leaders to focus on what matters.

    Beth is a TEDx Speaker, a mother of two teenagers, and a regular contributor to Central Penn Parent Magazine.

    And when she's not helping clients, she's helping her community as a member of Project Save a Life, an organization that provides CPR/AED training to people of all ages. 

    We talk about the healing nature of service, the importance of giving others the benefit of the doubt, and - of course - our pets. It was one of those rare conversations that feels both incredibly relaxing and deeply meaningful. 

    Enjoy the show! 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Inertialgnosis ,

Awesome podcast and host!

Thank you for sharing!

Bruddy Waters ,

I wish I had his confidence and charisma

For years, I’ve seen Mike speak and teach at various conferences with the Defense Research Institute. Recently, I participated in podcast with Mike, Bill Kanaski and others. I felt so out of my league, but I realized that without me in the group, there was no one to laugh at. Seriously, I have great respect for Mike and his view on life and litigation. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I do.
- Mark Perkins

KCAshmore1 ,

Mike is a warrior listen up!

This guy has been a friend, mentor, leader and all-around great guy for as long as I’ve lived in the north Texas area. He has been a stalwart companion and a resource for ideas to help me stay on track for my entire legal career. You want to check out this show.

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