There are more seats around the table of success than we realize, but what does it take to truly become a person of impact? Each week, join Cicely Simpson, a nationally known public speaker, and leadership coach, as she speaks with groundbreakers and thought leaders about creating conversations where they are desperately needed. If you want to learn how to change your career, this is the podcast for you, Pull Up Your Chair with Cicely Simpson.
Episode 12 | Part Two : Joe Pardavila
In the conclusion of Cicely's talk with Joe Pardavila, the author of Good Listen, Joe shares why preparing too many questions is not a good idea and what he learned from his legendary run-in with US Soccer star, Brandi Chastain.
Episode 12 | Part One : Joe Pardavila
This week, Cicely is joined by author and podcaster, Joe Pardavila. In the new book, Good Listen: Creating Memorable Conversations in Business and Life, Joe shares his insights and knowledge for creating a podcast that will appeal to listeners and leave them clamoring for more. But you don’t need to have a podcast to benefit from Joe’s wisdom because his tips for connecting with others also apply to work, love, and life. In part one, Joe discusses how he stumbled into a 20-year career in radio and what it was like to be on the air on September 11, 2001.
Episode 11 | Part Two : Chuck Garcia
In the conclusion of Cicely's talk with Chuck Garcia, the founder of Climb Leadership International, Chuck shares how he learned the power of the pause from Mark Twain and what inspired him to climb some of the world’s tallest peaks.
Episode 11 | Part One : Chuck Garcia
Pulling up a chair this week is Chuck Garcia, the founder of Climb Leadership International and the best-selling author of A Climb To The Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights. In part one, Chuck talks about the importance of leaders seeking feedback, and Chuck also shares when he discovered his passion to help others become better leaders.
Episode 10 | Part Two : Cristina Mendonsa
In the conclusion of Cicely's conversation with journalist and entrepreneur, Cristina Mendonsa, Cristina shares how she started her own production company and provides some tangible advice for the next generation of broadcasters.
Episode 10 | Part One : Cristina Mendonsa
Cicely welcomes Cristina Mendonsa to Pull Up Your Chair. Christina anchors 4 hours of radio news daily while also producing documentaries, winning awards, and mentoring upcoming journalists on career strategy and mid-career pivots. In part one, Cristina talks about her first job in journalism, the evolution of electronic media, and what inspired her to shift from television to radio.
Best Leadership Podcast
There are very few podcasts that draw my attention the way Pull Up Your Chair does. Cicely's monthly guests are experts in their field; and each topic is so intriguing. It's the first thing I listen to the Monday mornings that new episodes go live. The podcast has something for everyone, whether you're looking to grow in your current job, start a new business, or just be more successful in life. Cicely is a great host, and she always manages to get her guests to open up and share interesting stories and insights. If you're looking for a podcast that's informative and enjoyable, I highly recommend Pull Up Your Chair.
Power-packed and no fluff. Pure Leadership Gold!!!
Cicely asked the perfect questions to pull out the nuggets of gold from her first guest. This is going to be a go-to podcast for me. I’m pulling up my chair. #Boom!!!