136 episodes

How do I get promoted into a leadership role if I’ve never managed people before? How do I communicate with more confidence? How can I feel completely happy and fulfilled? Is it really possible to make that passion project into a profitable business? How can I have extraordinary relationships in my life? The M-Power podcast is a combination of inspirational life-stories, personal development, and REAL conversations that will help you live, lead and work on purpose. Every week your host, Natalie Barron, will bring you a variety of thought leaders, insights, and resources that will inspire you to not only THINK differently, but DO things differently. If you are ready to be BOLD, step into your POWER, and live the life of your DREAMS, then join our community of life leaders by hitting subscribe and listening each week.

M-Power Natalie Barron

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

How do I get promoted into a leadership role if I’ve never managed people before? How do I communicate with more confidence? How can I feel completely happy and fulfilled? Is it really possible to make that passion project into a profitable business? How can I have extraordinary relationships in my life? The M-Power podcast is a combination of inspirational life-stories, personal development, and REAL conversations that will help you live, lead and work on purpose. Every week your host, Natalie Barron, will bring you a variety of thought leaders, insights, and resources that will inspire you to not only THINK differently, but DO things differently. If you are ready to be BOLD, step into your POWER, and live the life of your DREAMS, then join our community of life leaders by hitting subscribe and listening each week.

    Taming Your Inner Saboteur to Reduce Stress

    Taming Your Inner Saboteur to Reduce Stress

    What strategies can be used to overcome decision-making paralysis and move forward with important choices? How can leaders better manage their time and prioritize tasks in order to achieve their goals and avoid feeling overwhelmed by their to-do lists?
     
    To get to the bottom of these answers then you don't want to miss this episode! Today’s guest, Matthew Schramm, shares his experience with the Positive Intelligence coaching program and how it helped him overcome his inner saboteurs, increase his confidence, and deal with ambiguity in his career.
    Matthew also dives right into the Sage perspective, the program's framework for turning difficult situations into opportunities for growth and learning. He explains how the Sage powers can help you slow down, reassess your assumptions, and find positive outcomes even in the face of adversity.
    If you're curious about the Positive Intelligence coaching program and how it can benefit you and your team, tune in to this episode. You'll learn about the program's holistic approach, the daily time commitment required, and the benefits of participating in a small group or "pod". You'll also hear real-life examples of how the program can improve your emotional intelligence, leadership skills, and overall well-being. Don't miss this chance to discover your positive intelligence and unlock your full potential!
     
    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl
    In this episode you’ll hear:  
    [2:34] A bit of where Matthew is currently focused on in his career.
    [5:35] What exactly is positive intelligence?
    [7:00] Matthew’s challenges that he was facing that convinced him to take the next step.
    [10:53] When I realized that my hyper-acheiver saboteur was really getting in the way.
    [13:41] Checklists are good but it is okay to have flexibility.
    [19:36 ] This coaching program has exceeded my expectations in a big way.
    [22:32] Learning, growing, and chatting with my “pod group” has help me see all the different thought styles within the group. 
    [26:05]  The sage perspective slows you down and enables you to acknowledge that even the most challenging experiences can teach you something.
    [30:06] Combining the sage perspective and knowing your saboteurs turns into this powerful cocktail of empowerment.
    [34:04] Matthew’s final words of wisdom on what he has learned through his experience.




    If you, or your organization are interested in exploring how the 7-week Positive Intelligence program can help reduce stress and improve communication, reach out to us at hello@momentumpartnersgroup.com to receive more information.
     
    Connect with Matthew here:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-schramm-a4b38389/
     

    • 35 min
    The Science of Communicating Well with Michael Liebowitz

    The Science of Communicating Well with Michael Liebowitz

    Have you ever spoken to someone where the other person appeared to interpret your words differently than you did? Is there a deeper reason why this happens?
     
    In today's episode, I am joined by Michael Liebowitz, whose background in linguistics and behavioral neurology allows him to work with businesses to understand the value of developing a human connection. We delve into the science of communication and the role of beliefs in shaping the way we communicate. He also provides practical tips for leaders to improve their communication skills, such as being aware of their internal stance and the importance of framing conversations positively.
     
    Connect with Micheal:
    https://mindmagnetizer.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljliebowitz
     
    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl



    In this episode you’ll hear:  
    [7:07] A bit of Michael Liebowitz’s background and how he found his career path
    [11:54] How do you handle tough clients?
    [13:42] A story on how a company needed Micheal to discover their business framing
    [16:27] Transferring the knowledge of how human beings understand each other to the corporate world
    [18:11] What is actually going on when we miscommunicate and misunderstand each other?
     [22:29] How can leader communicate their intent better when delivering employee performance reviews?
    [26:38] Human beings are good “BS detectors,” but it is not exactly what you may think BS stands for
    [30:29] How Michael’s methodology was  able to help a company discover its core value proposition
    [35:00] A deep dive into that part of our brain that deals with emotions and survival that determines if a potential client will decide to work with a business
    [38:47] Allowing teams to find that clear communication to work with each other
    [41:56] A few parting thoughts and suggestions for how to improve our communication moving forward
     

    • 46 min
    The Power of Positivity with Jenny Ketchepaw

    The Power of Positivity with Jenny Ketchepaw

    While some dismal news looms for businesses in January, how do we embrace positivity?  Can we find the opportunities to put the power of positivity into action?
     
    In today’s episode, I sit down with Jenny Katchepaw, who is the Vice President of talent engagement for a large California-based bank. With her focus on helping employees stay engaged with their own work, she believes in the power of positivity as the driving force. 



    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl



    In this episode, you’ll hear:  
    [2:49] A little about Jenny's career history and her skillset [5:28] In a post-covid world, It is now about those important connections with your employees [6:46] How I developed the power of positivity with the help of “The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon [9:00] I don’t want to be an energy vampire; I need to change something [12:32] How important is it to know the personal life situations of your own employees? [16:05] It is better to “take a breath” than it is to lose your temper in most, if not all, situations [19:00] You can’t control the event, but you can control your perception of the event [22:33] Invite people on your bus and share your vision [25:23] Just because they are not speaking doesn’t mean they are not contributing [31:53] Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energizes them during the ride [35:29] Our career path is not one straight lineup, sometimes  we need to ask for what we want [37:41] Don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the ride [43:53] Don’t forget that the power is all within ourselves to make the positive changes that we want  
    Feel free to connect with Jenny at Jennyketchepaw@yahoo.com
    Here is the book that Jenny was referencing in the podcast: The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon

    • 45 min
    Simple Tips on How to Make 2023 Your Best Year Ever

    Simple Tips on How to Make 2023 Your Best Year Ever

    Are you tired of making New Year's resolutions that don't seem to stick? Do you find yourself feeling like your resolutions are just something else you need to add to your already insurmountable to-do list?
     
    In this episode, we explore how we can make subtle mindset shifts that will empower us to keep our commitments to ourselves. We dive into a goal-setting strategy that helps create more time and space in your life so you can focus on the priorities in life that really matter. This year, let's embrace anti-resolutions as a new way to help you achieve the goals you set for 2023!
     
    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl
     
    In this episode, we’ll explore:
    [3:19] Are you living a life in alignment with your values? [5:55] Finding inspiration by pushing out of your comfort zone [9:59] Keeping your resolutions and promises through a new lens [14:44] Dealing with procrastination [17:24] The power of saying “no” [20:29] How can you implement “anti-resolutions” with your team to create more efficiencies? [23:53] What do you need to “let go of” to help make 2023 your best year ever? [27:20] Stay tuned next week as we talk about consistently sustaining positive energy

    • 28 min
    The Top 13 Life and Leadership Lessons of 2022

    The Top 13 Life and Leadership Lessons of 2022

    You might already be thinking about your goals for 2023, but before you turn the page on a new chapter, have you taken time to pause, reflect, and celebrate everything you’ve accomplished in 2022?  Are you still living and leading in alignment with your values? Who are you proud of being this year?  What challenges really tested you, and what did you learn?    
     
    So much has happened this year, and in today’s episode, I’m reflecting on my guest interviews, insights from my coaching clients, as well as lessons I’ve learned during this incredibly challenging and beautiful year.  
     
    I can’t stress the importance of taking care of yourself in order to effectively lead and grow your business. Please don’t forget the value of seeking guidance and support from others on your leadership journey. 
     
    I’m sending all of my listeners a deep, heartfelt thank you for tuning in and supporting the M-Power podcast in 2022. You continue to inspire and motivate me, and I can’t wait to keep the conversation going in 2023! 
     
     
    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl

    • 39 min
    Advancing Green Energy through Authentic Leadership with Linsey Miller

    Advancing Green Energy through Authentic Leadership with Linsey Miller

    If you’re hesitating about taking that next role in your organization, then you won’t want to miss the conversation I had with Vice President of Global Business Development at Resideo, Linsey Miller.  We discuss opportunities, struggles, advice, and authenticity while navigating in a leadership role. 
     
    Listen to the episode here: https://link.chtbl.com/lyl
     
    In this episode you’ll hear:  
    [3:29] How Linsey’s love for science and technology guided her career journey [7:01] Paying it forward with mentoring women to have the confidence to take on new roles. [9:29] A self-assessment test that led to surprising results about authenticity. [14:10] As the leader in the room, give yourself the opportunity to be open to feedback with a growth mindset. [17:00] Finding ways to connect the goals of the company to the individual goals of your employees. [21:20] Linsey’s leadership advice to her younger self [24:35] How Adam Grant gave her some paradoxically wonderful advice. [28:05] The key to getting promoted [34:28] Some sage words of advice for moms in the workforce  
    Connect with Linsey Miller here: http://linkedin.com/in/linsey-matthews-miller

    • 39 min

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