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My name is Lisa Nichols, and I have spent the last 24 years as both the CEO of Technology Partners and as the mother to Ally, our daughter with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when someone is born with an extra chromosome, but for Ally, her “something extra” goes beyond her DNA. She is one of the funniest, kindest, mostly joyful people you have ever met. Learning from Ally has taught me to look for the “something extras” in everyone I encounter. Join me as I interview leaders from around the world as they share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives. Welcome to Something Extra.

Something Extra Technology Partners

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 93 Ratings

My name is Lisa Nichols, and I have spent the last 24 years as both the CEO of Technology Partners and as the mother to Ally, our daughter with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when someone is born with an extra chromosome, but for Ally, her “something extra” goes beyond her DNA. She is one of the funniest, kindest, mostly joyful people you have ever met. Learning from Ally has taught me to look for the “something extras” in everyone I encounter. Join me as I interview leaders from around the world as they share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives. Welcome to Something Extra.

    Blue Sky Thinking and the Future of Work w/ Isaac Sacolick

    Blue Sky Thinking and the Future of Work w/ Isaac Sacolick

    Digital transformation is hard work, so incorporating fun into the equation is crucial. Join Lisa as she covers this and more with Isaac Sacolick, President of StarCIO and Author of Digital Trailblazer and Driving Digital. Listen to be reminded of the importance of sharing ideas with others, innovating continuously, and preparing rising leaders. You will leave this conversation with a new understanding of the current issues in the IT landscape.
    Guest Links:
    Isaac's LinkedInStarCIO.com/something-extraDriving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology  by Isaac Sacolick Digital Trailblazer: Essential Lessons to Jumpstart Transformation and Accelerate Your Technology Leadership  by Isaac Sacolick Credits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Leadership Programs 

    • 37 min
    Becoming a Better Listener w/ Christine Miles

    Becoming a Better Listener w/ Christine Miles

    Stephen Covey shares a rule for success: "Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” Though many acknowledge the importance of listening, it is a skill not frequently practiced. Join us as Lisa speaks with Christine Miles, Learning Expert & Developer of The Listening Path/CEO & Founder of EQuipt. Believing in the art of transformational listening, Christine strives to help you better navigate the most important conversations in your life.
    Guest Links:
    Christine's LinkedInEQuipt-people.comWhat is it Costing You Not to Listen?  by Christine Miles Credits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Leadership Programs 

    • 43 min
    Nurturing Gardens of Hope & Love w/ Ron Giordan

    Nurturing Gardens of Hope & Love w/ Ron Giordan

    “Welcome to Holland,” a poem by Emily Perl Kingsley, describes life not going according to plan. You expect to vacation in Italy but are surprised to land in the Netherlands. Ron Giordan, Co-Founder of Gio’s Garden Therapeutic Respite Center & PR/Media Manager of Focus on Energy, took these words to heart after learning of his son’s diagnosis with a rare seizure disorder. Join Lisa and Ron as they share lessons learned from raising a child with special needs, including the importance of intentionality, communication, and hope.
    Guest Links:
    Ron's LinkedInGiosGarden.orgFocusonEnergy.comCredits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Leadership Programs 

    • 33 min
    Driven to Improve Through Suffering, Vulnerability, and Compassion w/ Dr. Randall Zindler

    Driven to Improve Through Suffering, Vulnerability, and Compassion w/ Dr. Randall Zindler

    Regenerative alliances make us unstoppable–this is the motto of Dr. Randall Zindler,  Husband, Father, and Senior Lecturer on Regenerative Leadership. His mission is to support organizations rooted in compassionate and ethical entrepreneurship in order to restore capitalism. If you're serving in a purpose-driven organization, Dr. Zindler's leadership principles apply to you.
    Guest Links:
    Randall's LinkedInRegenerative-Alliance.orgCredits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Leadership Programs 

    • 34 min
    The Secret Sauce to Success w/ Don Barden

    The Secret Sauce to Success w/ Don Barden

    Would you like to know what contributes to the success of the world’s most elite leaders? Don Barden, Senior Economist, Business Leader, and Professor, set out to answer this question through a doctoral paper funded by Wall Street. Ten years later, this journey helped him discover the strategies and thought processes that unite top performers. Listen and be inspired by how Don serves others and respects people for their uniqueness.

    Guest Links:
    Don's LinkedInPerfectplanadvisors.com/partnersGaxtracts.com/The Perfect Plan: A Study that Reveals the Secret Behind the World’s Elite Leaders by Don BardenMarketing 33 AD: The Path to a Perfect Plan by Don BardenCredits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Leadership Programs 

    • 44 min
    Living the Gooder Life w/ Kendall Layman

    Living the Gooder Life w/ Kendall Layman

    Kendall Layman grew up hearing the adage that there are only two types of days: good or gooder. However, he came to recognize how hard it was to choose either option in the face of a life-altering event. Now, as Author/Managing Director of Global IT & Corp Facilities at Cobb-Vantress, Kendall focuses on how to navigate life with purpose and be set apart from the crowd. In this fascinating episode, he shares his transition from military to corporate life, technology's front seat in business, and the importance of mentoring the next generation.
    Guest Links:
    Kendall's LinkedInCobb-vantress.com Thegooderlifegroup.com  The Gooder Life in Layman’s Terms  by Kendall LaymanCredits: Lisa Nichols, Host; Scott Crosby, Executive Producer; Jenny Heal, Guest Coordinator; Morgan Cochran, Marketing Support; Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs 

    • 39 min

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4.9 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

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Being a leader who thrives

Great podcast. There was so much wisdom on being creative and thriving in a destructive world. Loved the zone philosophy, it makes so much sense. Inspired by this interview.

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Chat with Carey Nieuwhof

This one is a must listen! Real chat about life, love and leadership.

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Inspiration Meets Business Leadership

Lisa’s podcast is my all-time favorite. I share episodes with everyone I can think of! She hosts a wide range of guests, from former Top Gun pilots to female leaders to real estate gurus to technologists. The common denominator is that they all share their “something special” with the world through serving others. Her Christian perspective permeates throughout the episodes, but this podcast is for anyone interested in great business leadership. You won’t want to miss it!

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