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Hi, I'm Nina Simonds, a leadership and relationship coach, and Let's Get Real is about  having REAL (relevant, engaging, authentic leadership) conversations with people who inspire me.  My guests are business leaders, learning professionals, and social impact entrepreneurs who are working toward a more inclusive and equitable world.    We explore personal experiences that have been catalysts for their growth and share some of the key concepts and tools that support effective and inclusive leadership to give you the confidence to lead and love well. 

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Hi, I'm Nina Simonds, a leadership and relationship coach, and Let's Get Real is about  having REAL (relevant, engaging, authentic leadership) conversations with people who inspire me.  My guests are business leaders, learning professionals, and social impact entrepreneurs who are working toward a more inclusive and equitable world.    We explore personal experiences that have been catalysts for their growth and share some of the key concepts and tools that support effective and inclusive leadership to give you the confidence to lead and love well. 

    Good Grief with Rachel Baldi & Christie Mann

    Good Grief with Rachel Baldi & Christie Mann

    In this time of so much change, I can't think of a better skill set than understanding and being able to help others come to terms with loss.  That's one reason I wanted to have this conversation with Christie Mann and Rachel Baldi of UpLevel Productions.   They specialize in developing Emotional Leadership & Resiliency and Navigating End-of-Life & Grief in the workplace, family and community eco-systems. 
    In this conversation,  we explored the importance of honoring all emotions even at work. Rachel and Christie shared some ideas for processing grief.  Rachel also shared more about her new children's book Lil' Amina and the Adventures of Grief. 

    The Adventures of Lil' Sass
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    The Journey of Co-Creating and Birthing A Children's Book


     
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    Boundaryless Change with Marita Fridjhon

    Boundaryless Change with Marita Fridjhon

    Our guest is Marita Fridjhon, a thought leader in the paradigm shifts leaders and teams need to make to create systems-inspired change.  Over two decades ago, Marita and CRR Global co-founder Faith Fuller developed the simple yet revolutionary idea of Relationship Systems Intelligence (RSI™) - that leadership lives in the whole system rather than individuals, and that each system has a personality and intelligence of its own.  In this conversation,  Nina and Marita agreed on the importance of self reflection in leading change.  Marita shared what is unique about this moment and how essential it is for team leaders to be systems aware.  We also got into what we can learn from Japanese culture and how underrated humble leadership is. 

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    Making the Invisible Visible with Eric Kohner

    Making the Invisible Visible with Eric Kohner

    Eric Kohner is an internationally recognized executive coach, keynote speaker, and is considered one of the “godfathers” of Co-Active coaching.   He is the founder of ekcoSYSTEM, where they teach the skills to create effective leaders inside a “VUCA” environment—volatile, uncertain, complex, & ambiguous.  He’s trained global organizations such as the US Navy, Capgemini, Sony Music Entertainment, and ING to transform their company cultures by transforming their leaders.   In this episode, Eric shared where he is most passionate to create a legacy -  altering the prison system forever and supporting  climate change leaders in seeing new possibilities.
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    From Download to Dialogue

    From Download to Dialogue

    In this QuickTake I share my thoughts on the critical skill of tuning into your key stakeholders and moving from a unilateral conversation to a collaborative co-created dialogue.

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    Midlife Mastery: Women in Their Prime

    Midlife Mastery: Women in Their Prime

    JuJu Hook helps companies find their juju and brand it.  In this conversation Nina and Juju explored the power of women in midlfe. Juju also shared insights about how to challenge assumptions and address and activate around the realities of the unconscious (and deliberate) bias middle-aged women face.  We had fun and I walked away with new insights into how women can evolve their brand and step into their power in their 50s and beyond. 
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    Expanding Leadership with Jenny Vazquez-Newsum

    Expanding Leadership with Jenny Vazquez-Newsum

    Jenny Vazquez-Newsum is a leadership facilitator and CEO of Untapped Leaders, a leadership development organization specializing in uncovering overlooked capacities and untapped talent.  Her recent book Untapped Leadership: Harnessing the Power of Underrepresented Leaders examines strategies, capabilities, and contributions from leaders of color and marginalized backgrounds from all walks of life and career stages. in this conversation, Jenny shared some of the unique challenges BIPOC leader face in the work place from going into stealthmode to being hypervigilant.  Nina and Jenny also explored some of the practices team leaders need to develop to create more inclusion and tap into the full potential of a diverse team.

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Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Tammy_trp ,

Let’s Get Real

I am really enjoying Nina’s Let’s Get Real podcast! There is so much to absorb from each episode, and the way she presents each topic and the applications she shares apply to career and homelife. My last longer commute I had the pleasure of listening to two episodes back-to-back, and it made the drive enjoyable. I only wished I would have been at home so I could take notes.

Nina McMuffin ,

Insightful AND Accessible

This podcast has influence. The issues are relevant in our decade of change. And it reflects Nina’s range. She extends to listeners her wide experience and depth of understanding. We are provoked to practice. We are given a fresh lens for solution. And we are inspired to lead from a real place.
- Elaine Sano

Sharmin Banu ,

Deep and engaging

This is a very high quality podcast. The topics and the speakers are very relevant, the flow is smooth yet meaningful. There are no awkward pauses or turns. I am so glad Nina is giving her talent and focus for this important work serving the crucial need of our time.

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