115 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, 8 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 110: Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-Suite, w/Shakria Hall MBA

    Ep 110: Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-Suite, w/Shakria Hall MBA

    Diversity in Action: Moving from Middle Management to the C-SuiteI'm dropping gems with this amazing panel about how to actually and literally be yourself in the corporate workspace that does not center people of color. This is how it’s done and I get extremely granular on the topic in my book No Thanks, 7 Ways to Say I’ll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of color in the Workplace. This is only the headline, not the complete how-to. Get the book!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 109: #ThrowbackThursday for the Culture and the Culture of Work with Natasha Bowman

    Ep 109: #ThrowbackThursday for the Culture and the Culture of Work with Natasha Bowman

    My new book is launching soon.  Aug 10, look for No Thanks, 7 Ways to Say I'll Just Include Myself: A Guide to Rockstar Leadership for Women of Color in the Workplace.  Preorder your download for Kindle today on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3jSOrJ7 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08DG8MBZG/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0).  Paperback preorder will happen next week.  I wanted to celebrate by revisiting Ep 44 with Natasha Bowman, the Workplace Doctor, who shares her story of triumph over health struggles and workplace struggles to become one of the foremost experts in the HR  and DE&I space.  If you are an overqualified woman of color, you can probably relate.

    • 45 min
    Ep 108: #ThrowbackThursday: Your Story and the Keys to Your Purpose with Tiffany Hendra

    Ep 108: #ThrowbackThursday: Your Story and the Keys to Your Purpose with Tiffany Hendra

    Today's #TBT is my powerful chat with Tiffany Hendra, former Housewives of Dallas cast member. It's all about walking in your power.  And I make an announcement as I'm walking in mine. As always...fresh monologue here for you.  Be sure to go by lmichellesmith.com to get on the bandwagon.  BTW, do you have a list?

    • 49 min
    Ep 107: It's not about you, with Lisa Vanderkwaak

    Ep 107: It's not about you, with Lisa Vanderkwaak

    A wonderful brand awareness tactic for your personal branding efforts is to get out and speak. But is everyone cut out to be a speaker?It is an indeed learned and honed craft.The key is to not only refocus your mission to message delivery, but you need to take the focus off of yourself (or even your company, if that is your situation) and place it squarely on the people you're speaking to and what immediate, applicable value they can take away.I know from personal experience, and from preparing C-level executives to do just that, but I want you to meet my friend and now strategic partner from Alberta, Canada, Lisa Vanderkwaak, who is focused on developing rockstar women executive speakers.And believe us, there is a difference between rockstar speakers and speakers---there are a ton of those. You'll want to listen to our conversation about what makes an incredible speaker. We also preview what's to come on Friday, when I have all the NSC Coaches LIVE and multicasting across Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope and YouTube.

    • 38 min
    Ep 106: #ThrowbackThursday Privilege, Still as American as Apple Pie with Dr. Jeff Gardere

    Ep 106: #ThrowbackThursday Privilege, Still as American as Apple Pie with Dr. Jeff Gardere

    Dr. Jeff Gardere is back on this #ThrowbackThursday to talk about something that is as American as apple pie: privilege.  It's time we actually understood it.

    • 39 min
    Ep: 105: Leadership Lessons from the Frontline of a Pandemic with Dr. Kecia M. Kelly

    Ep: 105: Leadership Lessons from the Frontline of a Pandemic with Dr. Kecia M. Kelly

    When your college roommate and sorority sister grows up to be a full on BOSS and a hero, you must share her with the world. She is decorated military and now the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer at one of the largest health/hospital networks in the country. She has leadership lessons for us from the front lines of fighting a pandemic and insights into a day in the lives of her teams. This is straight talk about covid-19, and you’ll learn a bit about her amazing story rising to the senior executive ranks. Best of all, she is a bestie, and my sister. We’ve been through it together, and the love is real. Dr. Kecia M. Kelly is my special guest on the podcast tomorrow afternoon. Don’t miss it! #tech #business #culture. Kecia Michelle Kelly

    • 44 min

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8 Ratings

8 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!

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