61 episodes

The Planners on Purpose podcast is created for ambitious and driven event planners that are looking to scale their productivity, get valuable time back in their day, and focus on their personal goals and aspirations. If you want to stress less to live more, Naomi will take you on a journey of self-discovery. She will help you to uncover your hidden strengths as a leader, become more productive, so you can live the life you desire while balancing your commitments.

Planners on Purpose Podcast Naomi Tucker, CMP, HMCC

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The Planners on Purpose podcast is created for ambitious and driven event planners that are looking to scale their productivity, get valuable time back in their day, and focus on their personal goals and aspirations. If you want to stress less to live more, Naomi will take you on a journey of self-discovery. She will help you to uncover your hidden strengths as a leader, become more productive, so you can live the life you desire while balancing your commitments.

    How Effective Communication Boosts Career Success with Mark Herschberg

    How Effective Communication Boosts Career Success with Mark Herschberg

    Today's interview feature is with special guest Mark Herschberg. Mark is the creator of the Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success that No One Taught You and the creator of the Brain Dump App.
    Mark has also been recognized on many podcasts, and shows, and has received a plethora of awards for his Career Toolkit book. In this episode, we talk about communication and how if you use communication effectively, it can help boost your career and enhance your leadership.
    Episode Highlights
    Having the relevant experience for a position before you express interest, can help you to get the role you need.There are many career transitions happening within event planning. Thus, it is important for companies to be transparent and intentional in hiring and have discussions beyond the requirements of the job.If you're looking for some great questions to ask during the interview process, check out Mark's great resource from The Career Toolkit.One mistake we often make when we are onboarding employees into new role is placing them into a box, and telling them to do the job. However, you want someone to understand the full picture of the company, and the larger context off their role.Communication starts with clear guidelines on how to communicate and where resources are within a role.Understand the root "why" of conversations so that you can communicate in a way that relates to their direct "why". When you drill down to the root, there might be different assumptions and goals.The BrainBump App is an app that helps you better retain what you read and what you hear. Download and check out this app and see how it can help you in your professional life.Leadership is changing, we have to be more intentional about our leadership, and be more communicative than before. We have to be more explicit with our leadership and intentional about getting feedback from our employees. More complex and more time-consuming as a leader these days.Events are changing, there is nothing that is changed at an event today that is something that you can't pull up online and get it. So events, need to be more engaging and go beyond what you can get next door.Networking and making meaningful connections is key and needs to be fostered at events.Extending the in-person experience to online before and after an event, can help to leverage the online experiences.Mark recommends the following professional development books: PeopleWare and The Charisma MythLinks and Resources:
    The Career Toolkit Websites
    The Career Toolkit Twitter
    The Career Toolkit Instagram
    The Career Toolkit Facebook
    Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast. Until next time, stay on purpose!
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    • 42 min
    Turning Criticism to Positivity as a Planner with Jordan Kentris

    Turning Criticism to Positivity as a Planner with Jordan Kentris

    Today's interview feature is with special guest Jordan Kentris. Jordan is the owner of A Good Day, a boutique design firm, born to serve planners and their eclectic tastes and styles within events. Jordan has also been recognized as the Most Innovative People in 2020 for his creative, holistic approach to virtual events. In this episode, we talk about how you can turn criticism to positivity as a planner as Jordan shares more about himself and helpful tips.  
    Episode Highlights
    Jordan talks about how the pandemic affected his business and how he was able to merge two parts of his business to create a unique brand.Listen to the voice of the customer to get insight into service offerings and how things may need to be repackaged or unique solutions that need to be provided to meet the customer's need.Don't be afraid to ask and be vocal in your aspirations so that you can be supported in the goals and visions that you have for your business.When it comes to communicating with clients, it is important to be honest and transparent so that they are aware of how industry changes  (staffing, resources) are impacting their event. We discuss the demands of the client in a world in which the event industry is ramping up.Jordan shares that sometimes communicating with clients in tough times is about being human, letting them know what you are working through, and what you are doing in the background.  Jordan offered a great tip that we should go through and explain the work so that the client can see what you can do, and everything that you've done to complete their request.Having weekly status meetings with your client to help keep them in the loop is beneficial so they aren't in the dark about the progress that is happening on their project.When taking criticism from clients it is important to remove the emotion from the situation so that you can see the facts of the situation.Criticism is often not you but it is because of the person giving the criticism is going through a situation that might need to be unpacked to find the real root of the feedback.Know when it is healthy to remove toxic relationships between planner and client. Realizing this can save lots of time and wasted efforts in the future. Done is better than perfect.  Links and Resources:
    A Good Day Website
    A Good Day Instagram
    Jordan's Fav Book Suggestion 
    Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast. Until next time, stay on purpose!
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    • 40 min
    The Power of Memories with Deanna Nwosu

    The Power of Memories with Deanna Nwosu

    Today's interview feature is with special guest Deanna Nwosu. Deanna is a leader in the meeting and event industry as well as an event emcee, moderator, and speaker that believes that the power of memories is overlooked. We will talk a bit about the power of memories and how important they are, especially with the events that we plan.
    Episode Highlights
    Don't allow fear to prevent you from going after what you want.You can't be your barrier to reaching the things you want to get. There will be plenty of external barriers that get in your way, but don't let yourself get in your own way of doing the things you want. Be okay with letting business go that isn't for you. Embrace what's for you and don't be stressed about what's not.The great reshuffling was a once and a lifetime moment to switch up how and in most cases where you work.Gig work and contract work can be seen as an up-and-coming trend in the industry.Diverse income streams are seemingly an aspiring trend too for many post-pandemic. We have to do better with taking care of our physical bodies, our sleep, our eating, and our exercise.You have to protect your boundaries and stand up for yourself. When you do this, you can reduce your stress.Moments and planning events can be so powerful if we just take the time to pay attention.Pay attention to the present moment when planning, and ask yourself a key question: What do we want our attendees to feel or know when they walk away from our event?Links and Resources:
    Deanna Camille Website
    Deanna Instagram
    Deanna LinkedIn
    Deanna Twitter
    Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Banish Burnout Challenge 
    Thank you so much for tuning into the podcast. Until next time, stay on purpose!
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    • 43 min
    How to Stay Focused on Your Goals

    How to Stay Focused on Your Goals

    Have you ever struggled to meet the goals that you've set? In this episode, I will share six strategies that I've used to stay focused on my goals. Hopefully, these strategies will help you succeed in all that you are looking to accomplish for this year.

    Episode Highlights
    I've had opportunities in my lifetime to take on big projects,  and lead teams, and although the journey seemed overwhelming at first, the strategies have always helped me to succeed.

    Find your Drive
    I talked about the importance of finding what drives you so that you have the fuel that you need in order to accomplish your goals.
    Seek Out Accountability
    Accountability is something I frequently discuss. It is very important for you to have a measure of accountability with someone in your life checking in and making sure that you are staying true to what you said out to do.
    Write it Out
    It's always helpful to write down your goals. I find that when I write things down it opens up additional opportunities to get detailed how my goals will be met.
    Measure It with Deadlines/Milestones
    Taking account of the deadlines and milestones that you will meet as you complete your goals is key to staying on point throughout the year.
    Do Goal Sprints
    Sometimes you can find quick and easy tasks to complete to give you a little bit of a Headstart towards your goal. I called these goal sprints. Identify where they are and go for it!
    Midpoint checks (July/Aug)
    I'm sure you had many goals that you were tracking towards. Setting aside some time to reflect on how you've done and where are you still have yet to go is very helpful for you to do in the middle of the year. Set some time in your calendar to do a midpoint check.
    Links and Resources
    Vision Board Email Challenge
    Planner Power-Up Kit
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    • 22 min
    Meetings and Mindfulness with Jodi Goldbeck

    Meetings and Mindfulness with Jodi Goldbeck

    In this episode, I sit down with Jodi Goldbeck, CMP,  a  full-time instructor at Madison College since 2009. Jodi has been studying mindset, grit, and well-being since 2015 after experiencing a series of unexpected challenges in her life.  

    Based on Jodi's studies and the unwavering belief that individuals can change the trajectory of their lives,  she developed a curriculum called Mastering Mindfulness, which is a series of one-credit courses that focus on topics such as gratitude, resilience, habit building, listening and many other topics related to living a happier life. 
    Episode Highlights
    Madison College is one of the first in the country to have a degree in Meeting Management.Madison College teaches students to graduate and get into the real world and really start working. If you are looking to get into the industry, Madison College gives an option of an online global student body.Industry colleagues ensure that the curriculum is updated to the standards of what is happening in the industry.Jodi shares a personal story of hardship how it led to her developing a curriculum called Mastering Mindfulness.If you are struggling, paying attention to your body, and practicing self-care is key.Savoring is one of the best things that you can do to appreciate your present moment."If we can savor more, we live a more abundant like, we become more present and more aware and more appreciative of life in general." - Jodi Goldbeck Links and Resources 
    Handshake App (For employers and students)
    Madison College (For Meetings & Event Management and Mastering Mindfulness Course)
    Jodi Goldbeck LinkedIn
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    • 40 min
    Intentional Planning for a New Year

    Intentional Planning for a New Year

    This episode explores 4 different areas of intentional planning as you prepare for a new year.  
    Be realistic of your time.Be mindful of your space.Be intentional about your results.Be purposeful about your self-care. As you head into the new year, reflect on your challenges and successes of the last year. Be super intentional so that you can make this year the best one yet!

    Links and Resources
    EIC CMP Today Newsletter
    Join the Vision Board Challenge
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