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Welcome to the Life & Leadership Podcast, where we share ideas, real life stories, and inspiration for powerful people to level up. Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul are recovering HR executives and professional life & leadership coaches.
In each episode, they’ll help you tap into your personal power and take your life and career to the “next level.” Tegan & Katie are committed to helping others discover their inner mission and rise to their highest potential. And they are working on it every day themselves. Are you ready to transform how you lead and live?

The Life and Leadership Podcast Katie Rasoul and Tegan Trovato

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Welcome to the Life & Leadership Podcast, where we share ideas, real life stories, and inspiration for powerful people to level up. Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul are recovering HR executives and professional life & leadership coaches.
In each episode, they’ll help you tap into your personal power and take your life and career to the “next level.” Tegan & Katie are committed to helping others discover their inner mission and rise to their highest potential. And they are working on it every day themselves. Are you ready to transform how you lead and live?

    Year-End Review and New Year Planning: 3rd Edition

    Year-End Review and New Year Planning: 3rd Edition

    What intentions did you fulfill in 2019? Where did you fall short? Did unexpected circumstances change your plans?
    As driven, high achievers, we want to be in control of life’s outcomes. But life doesn’t always go according to plan. In fact, the most rewarding parts of life are often the most unpredictable. So, how do we plan for a new year knowing we can’t know everything? How can we set intentions without getting attached to a particular outcome?
    Today, we are walking you through our process for reflecting on 2019 and creating a vision for 2020. We look back at the last 12 months, sharing what we learned about tapping into a new level of commitment and welcoming the cycles of life—even when it’s painful. And we get real about the challenges we faced in this year’s planning process.
    We introduce you to the Life Purpose Reading that informed our process and discuss our personal intentions for the new year, describing how unknowns (like becoming a mom!) shift the way we plan and why it’s crucial to appreciate action in ALL its forms. Listen in for insight around focusing on who you want to BE versus what you want to DO and learn our framework for setting intentions in a way that embraces the unexpected.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: The distinction between intentions and resolutions How Tegan’s intention to be all-in in 2019 helped her tap into another level of commitment Katie’s transformative and painful year of rest, reflection and healing + what it taught her about welcoming the cycles of life The Life Purpose Readings we used in the reflection and planning process How being an expectant mother shifted the way Tegan thought about planning + the challenge she faces in freeing herself from attachments The temptation to judge or rank your actions and why it’s crucial to appreciate action in all its forms Focusing on who you want to BE versus what you want to DO Katie’s big intentions for becoming a next-level speaker and author in 2020 Tegan’s intentions around postpartum healing, practicing mindfulness and fostering joy and fun in her marriage The power in reflecting on why you didn’t fulfill certain intentions Overcoming destructive historical patterns of limitation Resources from this episode: Look behind the curtain at the Life & Leadership YouTube Channel Learn more about life cycles with Martha Beck Access Dr. Robert Waldon’s Life Purpose Readings Read Tegan’s blog re: questions for reflection Discover Tegan’s year-end guided meditation Revisit previous years’ episodes: Do Less and Be More in 2019 and How to Reflect on 2017 and Plan For 2018 We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 52 min
    Making Work More Human with Derek Irvine

    Making Work More Human with Derek Irvine

    Would you believe that a simple business initiative can decrease turnover by 50% AND inspire double-digit improvements in engagement and productivity? And it all starts with making work more human.
    Today, we’re joined by Derek Irvine, the Senior VP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Workhuman, the fastest-growing social recognition and continuous performance management platform in the world. Workhuman is on a mission to shape the future of work by helping organizations connect culture to a shared purpose. In his role, Derek supports clients in leveraging proven strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention and improve bottom-line results. A renowned speaker and author on the topic of making work more human, Derek is the coauthor of Winning with a Culture of Recognition and The Power of Thanks, and his work is regularly featured in the country’s top HR publications.
    Derek starts by sharing Workhuman’s mission to help people bring their humanness to work, discussing how anyone in an organization can initiate that change. He describes Workhuman’s dual focus on gratitude and employee recognition as well as continuous performance management. Derek also offers insight around how a high frequency of recognition positively impacts other business metrics, including productivity, engagement and employee retention. Listen in to understand what differentiates Workhuman Live from other conferences of its kind and learn how to make the business case for making work more human.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: How Derek’s background in performance improvement and brand marketing inform his work at Workhuman The difference between Theory X and Theory Y management styles The toxicity of a work culture where feedback is weaponized Workhuman’s aim to help people come to work as themselves and how anyone can initiate that change in the workplace Workhuman’s dual focus around gratitude and employee recognition + continuous performance management How the concept of social recognition empowers ALL employees to recognize each other How a shift from governance and control to humanness impacts pay equity, diversity and inclusion, and performance management How recognition leads to double-digit improvements in business metrics like productivity, engagement, retention and connectedness The disproportionate focus on constructive over positive feedback in traditional performance management systems What differentiates Workhuman Live from other conferences of its kind and how organizers live the message with unique opportunities for gratitude and recognition Leaning into your values and having the courage to bring them to life Resources from this episode: Connect with Derek at https://www.workhuman.com/ Access the Workhuman Resource Center for Case Studies Visit the Workhuman Blog or attend Workhuman Live Learn more about Derek’s books on social recognition Explore the work of Gary Hamel, Brené Brown and Dan Pink Meet FOCUS Brands President Kat Cole or Urban Monk Pandit Dasa Understand Brené Brown’s system for living into our values We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 46 min
    Life as a Futurist with Rebecca Ryan

    Life as a Futurist with Rebecca Ryan

    Are you curious about how current trends might impact the future? If so, you may be a futurist. In fact, we can all apply strategic foresight to plan for what’s ahead, exploring the current tends in our own lives to think through how the future could unfold—and then building a plan around the things we can control.
    Today, we’re joined by Rebecca Ryan, the futurist and economist behind NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc, a forecasting firm dedicated to leaving the world a better place for future generations. She also serves as the Resident Futurist at the Alliance for Innovation, Senior Advisor at the Governing Institute, and Board Chair & Faculty at the Institute for Zen Leadership. A thought leader in the realm of strategic foresight, Rebecca is the creator of Futurist Camp and the author of ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America’s Next Leaders.
    Rebecca starts by defining what it means to be a futurist and sharing an exercise for becoming the futurist of your own career and life. She explains why technology is making us less human and challenges listeners to a weeklong digital detox. Rebecca also offers her take on the future of truth in a time when belief trumps reason, and she weighs in on what’s in store for the middle class in the years to come. Listen in for Rebecca’s insight around the current period of Winter we are experiencing in America and learn what YOU can do to advocate for others and call Spring forward!
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: What it means to be a futurist and how the recession inspired Rebecca to dive into the deep end of the foresight pool The powerful glass and rubber balls analogy for guiding your priorities The multistep process for becoming the futurist of your own career and life How to live in the present as a futurist Why Rebecca believes technology is making us less human + her Digital Detox Challenge for Life & Leadership listeners Rebecca’s take on the future of truth and the current assault on science, journalism and the intelligence community The premise that America is in a period of Winter and what we can do to call Spring forward Rebecca’s insight on the future of the middle class The value in thinking through what a direct competitor might do to take your place Resources from this episode: Connect with Rebecca at rebeccaryan.com Watch Rebecca’s TED Talk Create a Better World for More People Follow @rebeccaryanfuturist on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Help Rebecca workshop ideas through her blog on Medium Check out Rebecca’s Futurist Camp Access ReGeneration: A Manifesto for America’s Next Leaders Read Rebecca’s post ‘I Screwed Up My Last Book’ Learn more about the University of Houston’s Foresight Program Study the work of Richard Florida and Peter Bishop Revisit Jason Lauritsen on Life & Leadership S2EP03 Find out if you have futurist traits with the Gallup Strengths Finder Join the World Future Society or the Association of Professional Futurists View Rebecca’s webcast on applying foresight to your own life Review NATO’s 2018 Strategic Foresight Analysis Report Explore Tristan Harris’ work with the Center for Humane Technology Read Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky Discover Laurie Anderson’s artwork We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Owning Your Leadership, with Mike Rognlien

    Owning Your Leadership, with Mike Rognlien

    Work culture is everyone’s responsibility. No matter your job title, your actions have an impact on other people’s experience in the workplace. And your inaction has an impact, too. So, what can you do to get off the sidelines and OWN your leadership?
    Today, we’re joined by Mike Rognlien, the founder of Multiple Hats Management, a consulting team out of Chicago created to help clients build awesome cultures in every organization, at every level. He has nearly 20 years of experience building learning and development teams in the technology, financial services and management consultancy space. Best known as a founding member of Facebook’s L&D team, Mike specializes in cultural leadership, unconscious bias, and program strategy and design, and he is the author of This is Now Your Company: A Culture Carrier’s Manifesto.
    Mike begins by defining organizational culture and explaining why it’s everyone’s job. He discusses why neutrality at work is NOT a good thing, describing why simply not contributing to a problem is not enough. Mike also shares the difference between spectator mode and leader mode and offers insight around how you can own your career and be a leader—no matter your role in the company. Listen in to understand the value of showing up as your authentic self at work and learn why quality leadership involves both WHAT you accomplish and HOW you accomplish it.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: How Mike got into learning and development + how company culture was the common denominator among the roles he loved Why culture is EVERYONE’S job Why neutrality at work is not a good thing Mike’s idea of organizational Stockholm syndrome How entitlement erodes organizational culture and what you can do about it The difference between spectator mode and leader mode + how to take an active role in the employee-manager relationship How Mike defines quality leadership as a combination of WHAT you accomplish and HOW you accomplish it Mike’s take on emotional intelligence and the value of showing up as your authentic self at work Measuring the health of a relationship based on the lag time between a problem being identified and that problem being discussed Resources from this episode: Connect with Mike at https://multiplehatsmanagement.com/ Hire Mike to train your team on Managing Unconscious Bias Follow @multiplehats on Instagram or LinkedIn Get a copy of Mike’s book This is Now Your Company Access Facebook’s Unconscious Bias Training Learn more about the work of Marcus Buckingham Check out the Hudson Institute’s Coaching Certification Training Explore Ken Blanchard’s work on Situational Leadership Discover Joseph Grenny and read Crucial Conversations We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 50 min
    The Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young

    The Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young

    Maya Angelou famously said, “I have written 11 books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out!’” This phenomenon of feeling less capable or talented than people think—despite ample evidence to the contrary—is known as imposter syndrome, and it impacts 70% of the population. So, how does imposter syndrome impact our behavior? And what can we do about it?
    Today, we’re joined by Dr. Valerie Young, the internationally recognized authority on imposter syndrome and author of the award-winning book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. Valerie’s career advice has been cited in media outlets such as BBC Radio, CNN Money, The Wall Street Journal and O Magazine, just to name a few. She has been invited to speak at 90-plus universities around the globe and for prestigious corporate clients such as Boeing, Facebook and Microsoft.
    Valerie begins by defining imposter syndrome and explaining how it manifests differently in men and women. She walks us through the ‘perfectly good reasons why you might feel like a fraud,’ sharing the social and situational factors that fuel self-doubt. Valerie also discusses the concept of stereotype threat and offers examples of how being an outlier influences our behavior. Listen in for insight around the coping mechanisms we use to protect ourselves from imposter syndrome and learn how to reframe imposter thoughts and replace them with new ways of thinking!
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: How Valerie defines imposter syndrome and her personal experience with feeling like an imposter The perfectly good reasons why you might feel like a fraud How imposter syndrome manifests differently in men vs. women Examples of icons who own up to imposter syndrome and why creatives are more susceptible Why it’s crucial for leaders to understand imposter syndrome and how it impacts our behavior at work How people who don’t feel like imposters think differently about competence, failure and fear How people with imposter syndrome minimize or discount their accomplishments The concept of stereotype threat and how it affects our behavior The connection between imposter syndrome and overachieving or overproducing How to use Valerie’s list of rights as a foundation for managing imposter syndrome Resources from this episode: Connect with Valerie at impostersyndrome.com Follow @ValerieYoung on Twitter or Facebook Buy Valerie’s book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women Read the Clance & Imes paper on the Imposter Phenomenon Access Valerie’s blog post on Michelle Obama Explore the research around the Dunning-Kruger Effect Read Betty Rollin’s article in The New York Times Look at Claude Steele’s work on stereotype threat Watch Valerie’s TED Talk on imposter syndrome We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 43 min
    90-Day Commitments (Part 2)

    90-Day Commitments (Part 2)

    How do you measure success in the pursuit of 90-day commitments? Is it more important to follow through on what you set out to do—even if doesn’t feel right? Or allow yourself the flexibility to pivot to a goal that feels good? What can you learn from the habits that don’t stick?
    Today on the podcast, we’re checking in to share the outcomes around our 90-day commitments. We discuss what we learned about the difference between writing for creativity versus output, explaining how our true intentions (to write without a deliverable in mind) revealed themselves through the process. We also explore the idea of chasing your core desired feelings and allowing goals to evolve to meet your needs.
    We go on to describe how our 90-day commitments around daily meditation shifted, offering a more expansive view of what meditation looks like and inspiring us to live in consciousness. Listen in for insight on learning from what you choose NOT to do and learn why it’s more important to be flexible within the framework than to force yourself to pursue goals that aren’t working.
    Themes explored in this week’s episode: What we learned about the difference between writing for creativity vs. output How our 90-day commitments around meditation evolved to look different from what we had expected Editing goals when they don’t deliver on your core desired feelings The value in being flexible and allowing what’s not working to reveal your true intention How Katie’s writing practice inspired the idea for a new book Tegan’s success in turning reading into a habit How our Facebook group fared in achieving their 90-day commitments + how setting expectations might have fostered more engagement Learning from what you choose NOT to do Honoring your commitments to yourself Resources from this episode: Learn more about lemon ricotta pancakes in Katie’s book Hidden Brilliance Explore the idea of core desired feelings through the work of Danielle LaPorte Listen to our podcast episode on Modern Community with Lola Wright We would love to hear from you! Have an idea for a podcast or a question you want us to address? Interested in additional support, resources and workshops? Here are all the ways you can interact with us!
    Tweet us! @tegantrovato and @TeamAwesomeMKE Email us: tegan@BrightArrowCoaching.com and Katie@TeamAwesomeCoaching.com Follow us on Facebook @BrightArrowCoaching and @TeamAwesomeCoaching Follow us on Instagram @TeganTrovato and @katie_rasoul Connect with us on LinkedIn: Tegan Trovato and Katie Rasoul Download free tools and sign up for our newsletters, events and workshops by visiting: https://www.brightarrowcoaching.com/ and https://www.teamawesomecoaching.com/

    • 29 min

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