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The Ambition Theory Podcast focuses on strategies and thought leadership around creating a workplace where everyone is welcome and everybody can thrive and we’re not going to shy away from the difficult conversations.

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The Ambition Theory Podcast focuses on strategies and thought leadership around creating a workplace where everyone is welcome and everybody can thrive and we’re not going to shy away from the difficult conversations.

    35. Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to get what you want with Fotini Iconomopoulos

    35. Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to get what you want with Fotini Iconomopoulos

    Fotini shares her simple and innovative strategies, debunks common negotiation myths and explains why effective negotiation does not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. 

    Fotini is the author of the book Say less Get More Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to get what you want. 

    This is the second time Fotini has been on the podcast. Multiple listeners have used the techniques from her first interview to negotiate higher salaries and make better deals for their companies.

    Connect with Fotini here https://fotiniicon.com/ 

    Get her book here https://www.amazon.ca/Say-Less-Get-More-Unconventional/dp/1443459526 



    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 42 min
    34. Don't give up on your dream: becoming an Astronaut with Dr. Mindy Howard

    34. Don't give up on your dream: becoming an Astronaut with Dr. Mindy Howard

    Dr. Mindy Howard knew she wanted to be an astronaut when she was a little girl, but the path is never a straight line. In this episode, Dr. Mindy Howard and I talk about how an opportunity at the age of 45 allowed her to pursue her childhood dream. When most people were coasting along in their careers, she took the opportunity to become a commercial astronaut. This is a story of resilience and not giving up on your dreams. Mindy shares strategies to train our minds like an astronaut and use these techniques to achieve our goals here on earth.

    Connect with Dr. Mindy Howard here: https://www.innerspacetraining.com/ 



    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 35 min
    33. The business case for Diversity and Inclusion with The Glenlivet

    33. The business case for Diversity and Inclusion with The Glenlivet

    Diversity and inclusion initiatives that are motivated because it’s the right thing to do - isn’t a strong enough motivation. There needs to be more. It needs to drive revenue or profit, or it’s not going to be worth the effort. 

    Aoife Lyons and Maritza Noriega from The Glenlivet share the business case and the reasons they took this global single malt scotch brand and are making it more inclusive so that everyone can enjoy it. The best part about this story is that it drives revenue growth for the brand and helps them stand out from their competition.

    This was recorded live as part of our International Women’s Day series called Rising to the Challenge: Taking on the social norms and stereotypes that impede careers and business. After listening to this conversation, you will feel challenged to look for opportunities where inclusion can lead to business growth and profit. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    Learn more about The Glenlivet Here: https://www.theglenlivet.com/en-CA 

    Watch the campaign here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58EX1fPQYnE 

    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 40 min
    32. How to become a Power Couple with Dr. Vanessa and Pat Sweet

    32. How to become a Power Couple with Dr. Vanessa and Pat Sweet

    Both parents are in leadership roles; they love their careers, have kids, and have a strong marriage. You’ve probably seen people like this and wonder how they do it all. In this episode, we interviewed Dr. Vanessa and Pat Sweet, who have been redefining gender roles as professionals and parents since they started dating in university. 

    They shared the process that allowed them to both rise to leadership while navigating multiple moves. The biggest takeaway from this interview: when you’re aligned personally, you can rise faster professionally. This was recorded live as part of our International Women’s Day series called Rising to the Challenge: Taking on the social norms and stereotypes that impede careers and business. 

    After listening to this conversation, you will be armed with the skills to see beyond your next role and change your perspective to see roadblocks as new opportunities. 

    Connect with Pat here: https://www.engineeringandleadership.com/ 

    Connect with Vanessa here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-sweet-78a524bb/ 



    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 41 min
    31. Crucial Conversations Professional Couples Need to Have with Ann Dowsett - Johnston

    31. Crucial Conversations Professional Couples Need to Have with Ann Dowsett - Johnston

    Our Chief Growth Officer Jodi Millen is taking over the interview role. Our guest is a psychotherapist and best-selling author Ann Dowsett Johnston. They are talking about the negotiation revolution and the crucial conversations that professional couples need to have. This was recorded live as part of our International Women’s Day series called Rising to the Challenge: Taking on the social norms and stereotypes that impede careers and business. 

    After listening to this conversation, you will be armed with the skills to have better conversations with your partners tonight. Because here’s the truth - women can’t take this on alone.

    You can connect with Ann Dowsett-Johnston here https://www.anndowsettjohnston.com/ 

    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 35 min
    30. Mental Health: Why self-care isn't enough with Olethea Pimenta

    30. Mental Health: Why self-care isn't enough with Olethea Pimenta

    Pre-pandemic, you were responsible for taking charge of your mental health in the workplace. But as the pandemic continues this approach might be a little outdated and risky for your team. As a leader, mental health should be a priority. But how can you effectively empower your team when it comes to individual mental health?  This episode was recorded live inside The Ambition Theory Community. Registered Psychotherapist Olethea Pimenta teaches us that self-care and meditation aren’t enough. If you really want yourself and your team to get through these tough times you need to look at systems outside of yourself. Because going it alone simply doesn’t work anymore.



    The Ambition Theory Community is our brand new monthly membership program that supports leaders worldwide to advance their leadership capacity.  To join the community, go to https://ambitiontheory.ca

    • 37 min

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