132 episodes

The Culture Soup Podcast is where tech, culture and business collide. Each episode, L. Michelle Smith interviews foremost and emerging thought leaders in the space, with topics driven by hot conversations on social media.

The Culture Soup Podcast®️ L Michelle Smith

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The Culture Soup Podcast is where tech, culture and business collide. Each episode, L. Michelle Smith interviews foremost and emerging thought leaders in the space, with topics driven by hot conversations on social media.

    Ep 127: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat with Ted Rubin

    Ep 127: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat with Ted Rubin

    Ready to get serious about your brand? Join me for the next installment of our #NoThanks (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=nothanks&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6734829114835972096) Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat series, a rebroadcast of the live multistream from Wednesday.Strategic communications is the one ingredient that leadership development is lacking, and there is no way to be a rockstar leader without the real goods on the topic from the people who know.Sis, you say you want to stop dimming your shine, right?It's why I turned to Ted Rubin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAAHdC0BSSCAGBKQHcmiIa7sgTdSbiKYlLE) when it was time to talk personal branding in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself. He is a marketing guru, and so many people turn to him for solid counsel on what he has coined "Return on Relationship."After all, if you want to lead, you need to understand that core concept and how to properly engage with your community, online and off. You can't lead if you don't know how to wield today's tools to communicate the problem you solve.You really should pick the book up before the holiday: nothanksbook.com (http://nothanksbook.com/).
    This is our last show of the year.  We are taking a much needed break after a 2+ yearlong sprint.
    Until next year...

    • 33 min
    Ep 126: #TBT It's Not About You with Lisa Vanderkwaak

    Ep 126: #TBT It's Not About You with Lisa Vanderkwaak

    Leading up to our next #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat Live on multistream, we're teeing it up with another way to build your brand... public speaking.  Beside that fact that everyone feels they can do it simply because they can talk, we upend other myths.. that speaking is all about the speaker...and that s/he is speaking to everyone in the room.
    Quite the opposite.  Meet Lisa Vanderkwaak, one my private practice's strategic partners.  She is a speaker coach for executive women who want to get serious about using their voice to expand their business.

    • 44 min
    Ep 125: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat w/

    Ep 125: #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat w/

    Sis, grab your lunch. Take a break from election madness. Secure your headphones and a quiet spot to listen and engage in this conversation between myself and Trudy Bourgeois (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAA4XbwBS4ezRz4fDsSWLYzyaCh5CktB8to), one of the expert voices and influences in my new book No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself.Trudy says you can indeed "create your own equality," even in times like these. In fact, you're going to need to if you want to say, No Thanks: I'll Just Include Myself.Join me at Noon CT TODAY right here on #LinkedinLIVE (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=linkedinlive&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6729793297532940288) and across most all of my social media platforms as I stream with one of my mentor coaches.She appears three times in the book, and is in one of the most important anecdotes to my journey of discovering my value--the key to overcoming the biases and other fears that hold us back.Yes, it happened late in my career, so that means it isn't too late for you either.Be sure to join us each week for these discussions LIVE until we all disperse for Turkey Day.Get the book here: nothanksbook.com (http://nothanksbook.com/)

    • 43 min
    Ep 124: #NoThanks Rockstar 2 Rockstar Fireside Chat #2 with Dr. Jeff Gardere

    Ep 124: #NoThanks Rockstar 2 Rockstar Fireside Chat #2 with Dr. Jeff Gardere

    Ready to go beyond pat answers on how to handle bias and microaggressions in the workplace?Join me and Dr. Jeff Gardere, America's Psychologist for this special #NoThanks (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=nothanks&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A6727656694635126785) Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside Chat focused on privilege and how we can flip it to move forward despite biases.Join us at a new time and date: Thursday, October 29 at 4 p.m. CT/5 p.m. ET.Previously live on Linkedin, Youtube and Facebook where you can catch the video.

    • 46 min
    Ep 123" #TBT Employee Advocacy with Ted Rubin

    Ep 123" #TBT Employee Advocacy with Ted Rubin

    In the run up to the launch of the audiobook of my new book, No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself, I am featuring the voices of the expert and executive leader voices that are in the book.  It's also a preview of the #NoThanks Rockstar 2 Rockstar Fireside Chat Series that is currently underway.  This podcast informed the book as much as it expanded my reach.  And if you check out the chapter that talks about betting on your own brand, this conversation with CMO of Photofy Ted Rubin will provide all the inside skinny you need to hold you down until Ted joins me for a live chat across social.

    • 53 min
    Ep 122: #TBT Authentically SHE w/Trudy Bourgeois

    Ep 122: #TBT Authentically SHE w/Trudy Bourgeois

    Leading up to the release of my audiobook for No Thanks: 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself, I'm reaching back and re-racking voices from the book and conversations that provide even more insight to the book.  This one is also the precursor to another #NoThanks Rockstar to Rockstar Fireside chat.  This one with none other than the fabulous Trudy Bourgeois. Get your value on.  Ready?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

caroline leach ,

compelling cultural conversations!

What a joy to discover this podcast hosted by L. Michelle Smith! From a fascinating range of guests to the feeling you’re sitting right there with them, this is now on my must-listen list. The episode with John Miller, CEO of Denny’s, was a highlight of great leadership for our times. Can’t wait to hear more from L. Michelle!

Top Podcasts In Entrepreneurship

Listeners Also Subscribed To