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"As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Sharpen is the podcast for young professionals to sharpen their gifts and influence in the workplace and beyond

Sharpen: The podcast for young professionals Kirby Green

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"As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another" Sharpen is the podcast for young professionals to sharpen their gifts and influence in the workplace and beyond

    Episode 67: Talent Pipeline and Growth with Charlie Meyer

    Episode 67: Talent Pipeline and Growth with Charlie Meyer

    What does it look like to cultivate a work environment where you are not only leading to the best of your ability but also following to the best of your ability? We often think of how we can better portray our leadership skills, but one of the most beneficial things we can do is support the best ideas that come forth, whether they stem from us or someone else in our organization.

    In this episode, we dive into how to practically grow as a human both in our work and personal life, and how the two work together. We learn how to become a better leader, a better listener, and someone that has a lot to offer in the workplace. Charlie dives into how we need to take ownership of our future, and lays out some practical step to start doing that where you are at.

    Questions asked:
    What does it look like on a practical level to help “grow” people?
    What’s the message for young professionals who are trying to be part of a talent pipeline?
    What does it mean to be a good follower?

    Topics covered:
    How to grow yourself and those around you.
    Owning your pathway in the workplace.
    What does leadership look like?
    Evaluating what you are giving yourself to.
    The importance of emotional intelligence.

    Resources Mentioned:
    The Leadership Pipeline by Ram Charan : https://www.amazon.com/Leadership-Pipeline-Build-Powered-Company/dp/0470894563/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+leadership+pipeline&qid=1592317221&sr=8-1

    Connect with Charlie Meyer:
    Website: https://www.growthreefold.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charliemeyer/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/caclosets/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/caclosets
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaClosets
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/caclosets/

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
    Website: http://www.kirbyogreen.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirbyogreen/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirby-green-15288364/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharpenpodcast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KirbyOGreen
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kirbyogreen/

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    • 28 min
    Episode 66: On Belonging with Curt Thompson (Part 2)

    Episode 66: On Belonging with Curt Thompson (Part 2)

    We are joined again by Curt Thompson and today we dive into the need for both grief and gratefulness. Often we focus only on the gratitude portion when bad things happen to us. And while that is important to do and to put things into perspective, it is equally as important not to downplay our grief.
    In this episode Curt walks us through how to be both grateful, but also how to give ourselves grace to grieve. He explains how if we don’t allow ourselves to acknowledge our hurts and griefs that they can pile up and cause us even more issues later on. He also explains why grief was so important in the Bible.

    Questions asked:
    What are some habits that help us connect to other human beings?

    Topics covered:
    How to build a routine while being inside.
    The importance of sleep.
    Why we need to be grateful.
    How to manage social media and screen time.

    Connect with Curt Thompson:
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Facebook

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
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    • 18 min
    Episode 65: On Belonging with Dr. Curt Thompson (Part I)

    Episode 65: On Belonging with Dr. Curt Thompson (Part I)

    The way in which humans connect and communicate is often much more involved than we think. We don’t realize the everyday small things such as body language, the seemingly unimportant water cooler talk, or the casual conversation in the hallway actually have a huge impact on our relationships with others. It’s these small things that we may be missing without even realizing as we are largely working from home and carrying on long distance relationships during the Corona Pandemic.

    In this episode Curt walks us through how to be more aware of other people and ask the difficult but more important questions to find out how someone is doing. We discuss how talking with people via webcam is much different than talking with someone in person, and how to still work on developing our relationships from afar.

    Questions asked:
    What are some routines or habits that help with connecting with people?
    How can we speak up more?

    Topics covered:
    How our body language affects our in person meetings.
    Transitioning from teleworking back into an office setting.
    How to feel like we belong.

    Connect with Curt Thompson:
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Facebook

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
    Website
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    • 30 min
    Episode 64: An Episode on Making Sense with Wesley Cate

    Episode 64: An Episode on Making Sense with Wesley Cate

    There is no doubt that the world is filled with a lot of stress and tension right now. The unknown is a big factor for many people, and fear is often a big motivator. In today’s episode I sit down with Wesley Cate as we talk about how to find peace and stillness in the midst of chaos. He tells us some concrete ways that we can find that inner quietness despite the world being filled with a lot of noise.

    We also dive into why it’s extremely important as leaders to maintain a sense of calm during this time, when many people are looking for an anchor in the storm. Wesley talks us through using creation even during a time of high stress to help us to bring peace to ourselves and to those around us. We delve into the importance of building and strengthening our relationships with those around us. We rely heavily on those that are around us and we also need to make sure we are helping to lift them up and encourage them.

    Questions asked:
    How do we find stillness amidst what is going on in the world?
    What are your thoughts on connection?
    How does creation and purpose play into a disruptive time?

    Topics covered:
    Finding stillness in chaos.
    Why stillness is essential to be effective leaders and followers.
    Finding purpose in the context of disruption.
    Being present as a leader and friend to those closest to us.

    A Letter On Making Sense - The Article:
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/letter-making-sense-wesley-cate/?trackingId=Iawcq%2FrfynJjrNAzRz6sIg%3D%3D

    Resources Discussed:
    The Art of Gathering Book: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gathering-How-Meet-Matters/dp/B07B4HV9K7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+art+of+gathering&qid=1585511163&sr=8-1

    Connect with Wesley Cate:
    Website
    Wesley Cate’s Blog
    Linkedin

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
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    • 34 min
    Episode 63: Power of Mentorship with Rick Woolworth (Part 2)

    Episode 63: Power of Mentorship with Rick Woolworth (Part 2)

    This is part 2 of our conversation with Rick Woolworth
    We can probably all say that we would love to have a mentor. So how do we go about finding one, and also finding the right one? In this episode I sit down with Rick Woolworth, who has created an entire business and movement around mentorship. In this interview we talk about how to “date” your may-be mentor to be sure they are a good fit.
    We also tackle some tough topics such as bridging the game between the baby-boomer and millennial generations. We talk about how society has changed and moved away from a natural mentorship state, and how to move back into it, and what that would mean for those on both sides of the generational spectrum. So whether you are wanting to be a mentor, or be mentored, this conversation is filled with how to do both in the best way. For instance we often think of what we can gain from a mentor, but how can a mentee give back to their mentor so that both sides are benefiting from the relationship?

    Questions asked:
    How has mentorship changed?
    What is mentorship?
    How do you find a mentor?
    What is a good first time question to ask a mentee or mentor?

    Topics covered:
    How to mentor.
    Finding a good mentor.
    The importance of having a mentor in all areas of life.
    How to be authentic with your mentor and mentee

    Connect with Rick Woolworth:
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Linkedin
    Facebook

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
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    • 24 min
    Episode 62: Power of Mentorship with Rick Woolworth (Part 1)

    Episode 62: Power of Mentorship with Rick Woolworth (Part 1)

    This is part 1 of our conversation with Rick Woolworth
    We can probably all say that we would love to have a mentor. So how do we go about finding one, and also finding the right one? In this episode I sit down with Rick Woolworth, who has created an entire business and movement around mentorship. In this interview we talk about how to “date” your may-be mentor to be sure they are a good fit.
    We also tackle some tough topics such as bridging the game between the baby-boomer and millennial generations. We talk about how society has changed and moved away from a natural mentorship state, and how to move back into it, and what that would mean for those on both sides of the generational spectrum. So whether you are wanting to be a mentor, or be mentored, this conversation is filled with how to do both in the best way. For instance we often think of what we can gain from a mentor, but how can a mentee give back to their mentor so that both sides are benefiting from the relationship?

    Questions asked:
    How has mentorship changed?
    What is mentorship?
    How do you find a mentor?
    What is a good first time question to ask a mentee or mentor?

    Topics covered:
    How to mentor.
    Finding a good mentor.
    The importance of having a mentor in all areas of life.
    How to be authentic with your mentor and mentee

    Connect with Rick Woolworth:
    Website
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Linkedin
    Facebook

    Connect with Kirby and Sharpen Podcast:
    Website
    Instagram
    LinkedIn
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Pinterest

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    • 16 min

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45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Relevant and practical

I love the style of this podcast. Kirby’s production and hosting is so refreshing and easy to listen to. Her speakers are so knowledgeable and have a great perspective on the world of faith and vocation.

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