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The Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast Suzie Price The Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast

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Helping leaders, trainers and consultants, who are focused on employee selection and professional development build a Wake Up Eager Workforce. Best practices, resources, guidance, encouragement, motivation and inspiration for building energy, commitment and communication in organizations.

    How To Conduct an Interview in Three Steps

    How To Conduct an Interview in Three Steps

    In this episode of the Wake Up Eager Workforce podcast, Suzie Price shares invaluable insights on the art of conducting effective interviews for hiring managers. Emphasizing the importance of finding the right fit to mitigate the risk of a bad hire, Suzie introduces a structured approach to enhance interviewing and hiring skills. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone involved in hiring, offering practical tools and strategies to improve the selection process.
    Key highlights include the introduction of the F.I.T process, which stands for Figure out what the job needs, Interview plan and strategy, and Targeted interviewing and selection process. Suzie explains how creating a hiring template can significantly contribute to understanding job requirements beyond just resumes and backgrounds. The importance of having a well-communicated interview plan to prepare the interview team is underscored, promoting a unified approach to candidate evaluation.
    Suzie delves into targeted interviewing techniques, advocating for competency-based questions that reveal candidates' true potential and fit for the role. The discussion also touches on common interviewing mistakes such as over-reliance on gut feeling and unstructured interviews, offering solutions to avoid these pitfalls.
    Listeners are encouraged to embrace the episode's guidance to create a high-commitment, low-drama workforce. By focusing on fit, utilizing structured interview processes, and employing effective evaluation techniques, organizations can significantly improve their hiring outcomes, ensuring a Wake Up Eager Workforce that aligns with their goals and values.
    In this episode: [00:00:01] Today we're talking about how to conduct an interview. This is for every hiring manager out there. If you are interviewing people for a position, you are going to want to tune into this episode.
    [00:01:07] Help leaders and organizations make good decisions about their people. 

    [00:02:50] Suzie speaks about structure and clarity in the interview process.
    [00:07:09] Oftentimes we don't want to actually learn the structure until we've suffered from the pain of a poor hire.
    [00:12:33] Look for more than the resume in the background. 

    [00:16:34] The other top interview mistake is we have unconscious bias. 

    [00:19:27] Importance of figuring out their roads traveled and aspirations.
    [00:22:57] Suzie talks about creating a hiring template.
    [00:29:45] How clarity allows hiring managers to all talk about the job in the same way. 
    [00:40:32] Setting the right tone and making the company stand out at the end of the interview.

    [00:45:21] Eliminating distractions during the interview process. 

    [00:49:14] How to listen agressively.

    [00:52:45] The 75/25 rule in interviewing. 
    [00:55:32] Recapping the interview process.
      Links & Resources: Related Podcasts and PPD Articles:
    Episode #94 Hiring Manager Mistakes and Best Practices with Huff Logue - Part One - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/hiring-manager-mistakes-and-best-practices-with-huff-logue-part-one.html
    Episode #95 Hiring Manager Mistakes and Best Practices with Huff Logue - Part Two - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/hiring-manager-mistakes-and-best-practices-with-huff-logue-part-2.html

    Episode #81 Hiring with TriMetrix: Why and How It Works - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/hiring-with-trimetrix.html

    Episode #50 How to Evaluate Job Fit: What Great Hiring Managers Do... - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/evaluate-job-fit.html?unique=15428656443244557

    Related Services or Sample Reports or Images: Wake Up Eager Leader Coaching -  https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/corporate-leadership-coaching.html

    Connect with Suzie: Priceless Professional - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/
    LinkedIn: Suzie Price - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzieprice/
    LinkedIn: Priceless Professional Development - https://www.linkedin.com/company/priceless-professional-d

    • 58 min
    Life and Work is About Impacting Others - Don't Be 'Relationship Lazy' with Amy Lugar

    Life and Work is About Impacting Others - Don't Be 'Relationship Lazy' with Amy Lugar

    When we think about a wake-up eager workforce, we are looking for people who are performing roles that align with their strengths. We are looking for people who are motivated and feel respected and appreciated in their roles. 
    Often, we find in the workplace that some employees are not as involved or enthused as we would like. Sometimes, they are actively disengaged or quiet quitting, or even outwardly disgruntled, commonly referred to as loud quitting.
    In this episode, I speak with Amy Lugar, Senior Vice President of People Strategy for the southern region of HUB International. We discuss the biggest mistake leaders make in the workplace: being “relationship lazy.” 
    Leaders are focused on tasks and performance without dedicating the time and energy to getting to know the people on their teams. This extends beyond knowing the tasks that they’re working on to understanding their goals and dreams and ensuring there is a stream of consistent and transparent communication. 
    Once these relationships are built, it makes accountability and feedback a more streamlined and less offensive process. When there are areas that employees need to improve on, it’s a better conversation for the leader and the employee when it is approached from a growth mindset with the approach of helping grow and improve as opposed to reprimanding poor performance. These conversations require the foundation of a relationship to be productive. 
    Additionally, HUB International is exceptional at matching people not only to the roles they are looking to fill but also to the culture of the company. When employees are aligned with the company culture, they will feel more fulfilled and committed to their work.
    This episode is full of so much amazing insight into combating quiet and loud quitting as well as maintaining a positive work culture. I know you’re going to love it! Tune in to my conversation with Amy today. 



    In this episode: [00:01:08] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    [00:04:32] I share some background on my guest, Amy Lugar. 
    [00:06:43] Welcome to the show, Amy! Tell us about the three common mistakes that leaders make that contribute to quiet and loud quitting.
    [00:10:34] What are some ways that leaders can connect with their employees to build relationships?
    [00:13:30] Amy shares about the amazing culture at HUB International. 
    [00:16:47] Amy shares some examples of how HUB International is empowering its employees. 
    [00:20:10] There is a balance between employee appreciation and course correction.
    [00:25:04] It is important to get the right person in the right seat for workplace performance. 
    [00:34:58] Amy and I discuss her strengths and motivators and how they are present in her role.
    [00:43:42] Who are the people who have influenced Amy the most in her life?
    [00:47:54] The best tools that have been instrumental in Amy’s professional development. 
    [00:48:53] The definition of success as it pertains to Amy. 
    [00:53:36] Amy’s advice to her 25-year-old self. 
    [00:55:20] A harsh quote that inspires and motivates Amy.
    [01:01:10] Parting words of wisdom from Amy. Thanks for joining me today!
    [01:02:57] My key takeaways from my conversation with Amy. 
    [01:10:59] Thanks for joining me on the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast! See you next time! 


    Links & Resources: Hub International -  https://www.hubinternational.com/
     
    Related Podcasts and PPD Articles:
    Episode #26 Leader As Coach Skill: High Support, High Challenge-An Interview with Coaching Expert Ian Day - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/high-support-high-challenge.html
    Episode #81 Hiring with TriMetrix: Why and How it Works - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/high-support-high-challenge.html
    Episode #80 It’s Okay to Be Exactly Who You Are with TriMetrix Analyst Anne Waloven, CPDA, CPMA, TMEA - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/its-okay-to-be-exactly-who-you-are-trimetrix-analyst-Anne-Waloven.html
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Employee Wellness and Safety - Helping Everyone be Their Version of a Jobsite Athlete with Kelly Lynch Feldkamp

    Employee Wellness and Safety - Helping Everyone be Their Version of a Jobsite Athlete with Kelly Lynch Feldkamp

    It is hard to Wake Up Eager when you are in physical pain. In this episode, I speak with Kelly Lynch Feldkamp, founder of Provention Plus, about how wellness programs impact company culture, how soft tissue injuries impact your bottom line, how everybody is a Jobsite Athlete, and the benefit of understanding the impact of posture and movement in the workplace.
    Provention Plus is an on-site injury prevention company that is changing the way companies take care of their manual labor or craft employees. Kelly is also the creator of the Move Better Program, which has been used by thousands of jobsite athletes over the last 20 years. She has a passion for helping Jobsite Athletes reduce the discomfort that has been accepted as a necessary part of manual labor professions. 
    The biggest component of Provention Plus is making a connection with each human they interact with beyond the correction and prevention of their injuries. Ensuring that someone cares about them at work is key to promoting wellness in the workplace, and you can’t prevent injuries just based on what a Jobsite Athlete is doing only on the job. These people have lives beyond their work that also impact their performance, and you have to look at the whole individual to get the best care and prevention for each individual. 
    Another important thing to remember is that we are all Jobsite Athletes. Whether you are doing manual labor on a job site or sitting at your desk all day, we are all prone to soft tissue injuries from ignoring the needs of our bodies in our job roles. We all have a body that needs to feel great for us to perform at our jobs, and we need to do what we can to counteract the toll that our work takes on our bodies.
    I know you’re going to love this episode and the tips and tricks that Kelly shares. Tune in today to hear more about wellness in the workplace and what you can do to make sure that you keep your body feeling great so you can continue to Wake Up Eager! 


    In this episode: [00:00:41] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    [00:01:47] I share some about Kelly Lynch Feldkamp’s background and expertise. 
    [00:04:14] Welcome to the show, Kelly! Tell us about what you and your team do surrounding culture, safety, and wellness.
    [00:09:47] Kelly shares about soft tissue injuries and how they impact the bottom line of businesses. 
    [00:13:18] How has wellness culture shifted in the workplace over the last 20 years? 
    [00:17:00] What is a Jobsite Athlete, and how can they maintain their bodies for their jobs?
    [00:21:01] The human connection is fundamental to wellness in the workplace. 
    [00:25:04] What would Kelly change about how companies think about safety? 
    [00:33:02] Kelly shares some key tips to increase your movement and prevent workplace injuries.
    [00:41:00] Kelly shares who has influenced her most in life.
    [00:46:56] Kelly’s Mind, Body, and Spirit tips that help her Wake Up Eager. 
    [00:50:53] Provention Plus’s role in employee onboarding on the job site. 
    [00:54:08] The role that sobriety plays in the body and how lifestyle changes can help prevent injuries. 
    [00:57:56] Kelly’s advice to her younger self. 
    [01:00:11] The special message that Kelly would like to share with the world. 
    [01:05:22] Parting words of wisdom from Kelly.
    [01:06:56] Thanks for listening to my chat with Kelly today - here are my parting thoughts on the episode.
    [01:10:55] Thanks for tuning in to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    Links & Resources: Episode -104: Dry January for the Sober Curious with This Naked Mind Coach Mike Shennan - Part 1 - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/dry-january-for-the-sober-curious-with-this-naked-mind-coach-mike-shennan-part-one.html
    Episode -105: Dry January for the Sober Curious with This Naked Mind Coach Mike Shennan - Part 2 - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/dry-january-for-the-sober-curious-with-this-naked-mind-coach-mike-shennan-part-2.html
    Episode -106: Mind,

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Storytelling that Sticks for Business and Life with Doug Stevenson

    Storytelling that Sticks for Business and Life with Doug Stevenson

    Stories have always been a way that we have shared information and influenced others. The power of stories predates modern society and carries such a powerful influence as a way to share experience and knowledge. 
    In this episode, I speak with Doug Stevenson, who is the master of Storytelling that Sticks. Doug is a former professional actor with a colorful history. He has acted on stage in small roles in movies and on TV; he has also been a rock singer, a carpenter, a taxi driver, realtor, and finally found his calling as a professional speaker and speaker’s coach.
    His gift for speaking developed into the Story Theatre method for Strategic Storytelling in Business, and for over 25 years, Doug has delivered keynote speeches and taught storytelling skills to leaders, salespeople, and marketing teams all over the globe. 
    Based on the 9 steps of storytelling structure, he continues to coach his clients remotely, helping them to develop their messaging, become more confident in themselves, and connect inward with the message they are sharing with their audiences. 
    Doug also emphasized that there is a danger in attempting to interpret your audience. Misinterpreting the energy of your audience while you are speaking can be detrimental to your message. Worst of all, you may be totally wrong with what you interpret, derailing your presentation for no reason. Always connect inward. Connect with yourself and do what you do; let your audience connect with you in their own way. 
    This episode is full of so much insight and wisdom into how stories can make a huge influence on the way our messages are delivered to our audience, and I can’t wait to share it with you. Tune in today to hear more about Doug’s story and to learn more about how a good story can change the way your message makes it out into the world. 
     
    In this episode:  [00:01:06] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    [00:01:58] Suzie introduces her guest, Doug Stevenson. 
    [00:04:01] Doug Stevenson shares his background and how he became a Story Theatre Coach for Strategic Storytelling in Business. 
    [00:15:52] Doug shares about the work he does now to coach his students virtually.
    [00:19:20] How Doug helps his clients develop their messaging. 
    [00:22:53] The danger of interpreting the audience. 
    [00:29:41] The secrets to connecting inward. 
    [00:32:15] Drawing the line between bragging or apologizing while speaking to your audience. 
    [00:36:56] The best stories are about mistakes, failures, and small disasters
    [00:39:18] Why do stories work so well? 
    [00:44:26] The biggest influences in Doug’s life and career.  
    [00:51:26] Doug’s strategies to stay centered in Mind, Body, and Spirit. 
    [01:01:15] Doug’s advice to his 25-year-old self. 
    [01:03:23] What would Doug’s billboard say?
    [01:06:50] Thanks for joining us today, Doug!
    [01:07:13] Thanks for joining us in this episode of The Wakeup Eager Workforce Podcast!
     
    Links & Resources: The Story Theater Method by Doug Stevenson - https://www.amazon.com/Doug-Stevensons-Story-Theater-Method/dp/0977914615
    Storytelling That Sticks for Business and Life Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/storytelling-that-sticks-for-business-and-life/id1608943658
    W.Mitchell - https://www.youtube.com/user/WMitchellWebsite/videos
    Garrison Keillor - https://www.garrisonkeillor.com/
     
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    Executive Presence Podcasts - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/finding-motivation-1.html#presence
     
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    Wake Up Eager Leader Coaching - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/corporate-leadership-coaching.html




    Connect with Doug:
    Storytelling in Business - https://storytelling-in-business.com/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougstevenson1/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Personal Transformation is Possible with The Possibility Man Stephen Middleton, Ph.D. - Part 2

    Personal Transformation is Possible with The Possibility Man Stephen Middleton, Ph.D. - Part 2

    I continued my discussion with Dr. Stephen Middleton today in Part 2 of his interview. If you ever feel like you are having difficulty finding the opportunities you want, this episode is just what you need to give you a little boost of encouragement that opportunities are all around us – we just have to be open to them. 
    The possibilities that we have in life do not only pertain to opportunities in career and education but to our health as well. Dr. Middleton and I discuss chronic disease and how diet is a direct factor in so many illnesses and even has the potential to reverse disease. 
    Dr. Middleton speaks about the Rochester Institute for Lifestyle Medicine and what an incredible resource it is for those curious about transitioning to a more holistic, plant-based diet. When your cells are supplied with the phytonutrients of plants, you will notice a transition in your body toward healing and health.
    Dr. Stephen Middleton’s motivators, identified by the Insights Assessment, perfectly match his business and entrepreneurial mindset. He is a go getter and is focused on results, and he shares that the amount of opportunities that we have as Americans is endless. 
    This entire interview had me on cloud nine because we have such a synergy and similar outlook on life. He has inspired me, and I know he will inspire you. Tune in today to hear more about the life of Dr. Stephen Middleton, and be sure to catch Part 1 if you missed it!
     
    In this episode: [00:44] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    [01:34] Dr. Middleton shares the impact of a plant-based diet on his health.
    [13:57] I speak with Dr. Middleton about his Insights assessment. 
    [16:44] Dr. Middleton shares a new appreciation of the opportunities that we have as Americans. 
    [17:19] Business opportunities begin by solving a problem. 
    [20:04] The true power of self-awareness and showing others the goodness in themselves.
    [23:46] Dr. Middleton shares his insight on his mind, body, and spirit practices. 
    [28:48] The significant influences in Dr. Middleton’s life.
    [34:14] Advice the Dr. Middleton would share with his 25-year-old self. 
    [36:22] The message that Dr. Stephen Middleton wants to share with the world. 
    [37:22] Parting words from Dr. Stephen Middleton.
    [42:53] My favorite quote from Dr. Stephen Middleton.
    [43:45] Thanks for listening to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast! 
     
    Links & Resources: Dr Fuhrman - Eat to Live Author - Possibility Man Podcast Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKekyg_BczA
     
    Related Podcasts and PPD Articles:
    WUE Workforce Stress Mgmt - Mind, Body & Spirit Episodes 106 & 107 - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/finding-motivation-1.html#stresspodcasts
     
    Connect with Dr. Middleton:
    Dr. Stephen Middleton - https://www.info@drstephenmiddleton.com
    youtube.com/@possibilityman
    LinkedIn
     
    Special Episode Giveaway
    Fifty Workplace Motivators Assessments* This is a $350 value!
    We will send a complimentary assessment link to the first fifty people who take a few minutes to share a podcast review and let Suzie know. Once you have your Assessment results, go to www.motivatorsppd.com to watch the debrief video and use hundreds of resource materials.
    *The Workplace Motivators Assessment takes ten minutes to complete and is a robust tool for measuring a person's top drivers and interests. (Sample Report ) Use your complimentary for yourself or give it to an employee, family member, or friend. 
    QR CODE that takes you to www.motivatorsppd.com
     


    Connect with Suzie: Priceless Professional - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/
    LinkedIn: Suzie Price - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzieprice/
    LinkedIn: Priceless Professional Development - https://www.linkedin.com/company/priceless-professional-development
    LinkedIn: Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast - https://www.linkedin.com/company/wakeupeagerworkforcepodcast
    Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast – 
    Directory: www.wakeupeagerwork

    • 45 min
    Personal Transformation is Possible with The Possibility Man Stephen Middleton, Ph.D. - Part 1

    Personal Transformation is Possible with The Possibility Man Stephen Middleton, Ph.D. - Part 1

    It’s always nice to have a reminder of what is possible in our lives, and I want to bring that reminder to you today through my interview with Dr. Stephen Middleton - The Possibility Man. 
    Beginning his life in rural South Carolina, Dr. Middleton came to the realization that he was meant for more in this life than farming. He shares stories of inspiration that he gained from his uncle at a young age, who taught him that anything is possible and that the concept of “can’t” is dead. 
    After falling in love with history, he discovered the beautiful union of history and law and specialized in US constitutional history. After teaching at multiple universities across the country and ultimately teaching his specialty, he had the opportunity to be an administrator, develop an academic curriculum, and devote his time to research before he retired. 
    He still shows his love for his South Carolina roots and discusses how he stayed in touch with his family during his educational career. Retirement has found him comfortably at home in South Carolina where he is currently devoting his time to the autobiography of the amazing judge Robert Heberton Terrell, whom little is known about.
    This episode is jam-packed with inspirational advice and anecdotes that I know you will love. Tune in today to hear more about The Possibilyt Man and to discover what is possible for you. Don’t forget to join us for Part 2 to hear more about Dr. Stephen Middleton’s story. 
     
    In this episode: [00:49] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!
    [04:06] Welcome my guest, Dr. Stephen Middleton, The Possibility Man.
    [05:12] Dr. Middleton shares the influence of his uncle in his life. 
    [09:29] How Dr. Middleton became The Possibility Man and how his ‘downloads’ have directed his life’s path. 
    [15:12] Practices to be more receptive to the possibilities surrounding you.
    [17:15] The Possibility Action Network exists to remind others that your aspirations are possible. 
    [18:17] Dr. Middleton’s possibility story.
    [22:56] How Dr. Middleton kept in touch with his family throughout his possibility journey. 
    [25:13] Dr. Middleton’s research and work on Robert Heberton Terrell’s biography. 
    [30:38] Thanks for listening! Don’t miss part two of my interview with Dr. Stephen Middleton! 


    Links & Resources: Dr Fuhrman - Eat to Live Author - Possibility Man Podcast Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKekyg_BczA
    Related Podcasts and PPD Articles:
    WUE Workforce Stress Mgmt - Mind, Body & Spirit Episodes - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/finding-motivation-1.html#stresspodcasts


    Connect with Dr. Middleton:
    Dr. Stephen Middleton - https://www.info@drstephenmiddleton.com
    youtube.com/@possibilityman
    LinkedIn
     
     
    Special Episode Giveaway
    Fifty Workplace Motivators Assessments* This is a $350 value!
    We will send a complimentary assessment link to the first fifty people who take a few minutes to share a podcast review and let Suzie know. Once you have your Assessment results, go to www.motivatorsppd.com to watch the debrief video and use hundreds of resource materials.
    *The Workplace Motivators Assessment takes ten minutes to complete and is a robust tool for measuring a person's top drivers and interests. (Sample Report ) Use your complimentary for yourself or give it to an employee, family member, or friend. 
    QR CODE that takes you to www.motivatorsppd.com


    Connect with Suzie: Priceless Professional - https://www.pricelessprofessional.com/
    LinkedIn: Suzie Price - https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzieprice/
    LinkedIn: Priceless Professional Development - https://www.linkedin.com/company/priceless-professional-development
    LinkedIn: Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast - https://www.linkedin.com/company/wakeupeagerworkforcepodcast
    Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast – 
    Directory: www.wakeupeagerworkforce.com
    For additional resources and full show notes: www.pricelessprofessional.com/possibilityman

    • 32 min

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I listened to the most recent episode with Rebecca Waits and it had some great insights on how to maintain strong engagement and motivation amidst a global pandemic and how to be an effective executive in these challenging times. As a small business owner, I’m always striving to be an empathetic leader and resonate with my employees on a human level. This episode gave me some ideas on how to implement best practices in my own company. Suzie did a great job personalizing Rebecca experiences and expertise as a leader to be applicable for your listeners - a true testament to her hosting!

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