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Curing Dysfunction from the Cubicle to the Corner Office.

Got a bad boss? Struggling with what’s next in your career? Work/life balance out of whack? Making your job and your life better is what “The Workplace Therapist Show” is all about. I promise to bring you some of the best ideas, experts and life hacks. And most importantly, I promise not to hold back. There will be no sugar-coating or avoiding the tough conversations. My commitment to you is to always be real, honest and a little bit irreverent.

The Workplace Therapist Show Brandon Smith

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 53 Ratings

Curing Dysfunction from the Cubicle to the Corner Office.

Got a bad boss? Struggling with what’s next in your career? Work/life balance out of whack? Making your job and your life better is what “The Workplace Therapist Show” is all about. I promise to bring you some of the best ideas, experts and life hacks. And most importantly, I promise not to hold back. There will be no sugar-coating or avoiding the tough conversations. My commitment to you is to always be real, honest and a little bit irreverent.

    The Whole Leader with Rob McKenna

    The Whole Leader with Rob McKenna

    How do show up for our team as a whole leader?  Today on the show, Rob McKenna joins me to discuss how to build up your team and become the leader your were meant to be!

    • 36 min
    Introverts in the Modern Workplace with Jennifer Kahnweiler

    Introverts in the Modern Workplace with Jennifer Kahnweiler

    Today on the podcast I’m welcoming back Jennifer Kahnweiler, speaker, researcher and author of several leadership books including “Quiet Influence” and “The Introverted Leader.” Jennifer and I discuss how the “new normal” work environment affects both the extroverts and introverts on your team. If you’re wondering how, as a leader, you can support your people to be their best, Jennifer suggests the answer involves getting curious and listening. 
     
    In this conversation we chat about:
    * The benefits of an out-of-office workplace experience in its ability to allow focus and promote productivity
    *How a hybrid workplace affects the introverts and extroverts on your team
    * How to run a virtual meeting where everyone participates
    * How to promote community for the introverts and extroverts on your team.

    Books, Articles, Tools & Resources mentioned on this episode:
    Check out Jennifer’s latest research and the article she wrote about the advantages of working from home.
    Introverts Working From Home: How to Make Them Thrive 
     
    Do you wonder how conducive your workplace is to introverts’ success? Use Jennifer’s assessment tool to find out!
    Creating An Introvert-Friendly Workplace Quiz 
     
    In our conversation, Jennifer mentioned a recent HBR article about the considerations companies need to take in determining what the future of work should look like for their organization. You can read that at How to Do Hybrid Right.
     
    Jennifer’s Life Hack for Better Conversations in the Workplace and Beyond:
    Take time apart from those you’re with. Make sure you take breaks from people; get outside and take time away to allow yourself a chance to reset. Outside is a healthy SPACE, use it for your good!

    • 37 min
    The Whole Person Workplace with Scott Behson

    The Whole Person Workplace with Scott Behson

    What makes a Whole Person Workplace? Today’s guest, Scott Behson, author of “The Whole Person Workplace” and Professor of Management and the Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University has just written a book to help us answer the question.

    Scott explained the title of his book came from a quote from one of the people he interviewed as part of his research. He says, “The person told me, ‘We have to recognize we get the whole person through the door. We get their hands, back, heart and mind. And they’re at all different places in their lives. We have realize we have to do our very best to take care of them.'"

    If you’d like to learn more about Scott, check him out at his website. And if you’d like a copy of his latest book or any of his previous ones, you can order them at amazon or wherever books are sold!

    • 39 min
    Should You Take a Mental Health Day?

    Should You Take a Mental Health Day?

    There’s no doubt that after 18 months of living during the COVID pandemic, there’s a pervading sense of weariness and low-level anxiety. As my guest, Jason Wasser describes it, we’re living in a state of “Present Traumatic Stress Disorder which creates a mid-level of daily stress before our day has even begun. If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not the only one. So, should you be taking a Mental Health Day to re-set? Perhaps, though most of us won’t. Today Jason and I dive in to explore the beliefs and stories we tell that keep us from giving ourselves the care we need.
    We talk about reverse-engineering the lives we want and the questions to ask in order to get there.
    I love these questions Jason presents: What are you here to do? How do you get your stakeholders rallied around a common cause?
    What’s the most important thing to do for you?
    What beliefs do you have that prevent you from feeling like you have a choice?
    Why do you feel GUILTY for taking self-care?
    What makes you feel like you’re being selfish?
    What are the should’s and supposed to's that are keeping you from doing it?
    What are you afraid to ask for?
    As always, Jason and I have a great conversation, I hope you’ll listen in. If you want to learn more about Jason, check him out at Jason Wasser or listen to his podcast at The You Winning Life Podcast.

    • 45 min
    Am I Bad at my Job?

    Am I Bad at my Job?

    It’s an Ask the Therapist segment on the podcast this week! Listen in as my favorite producer and I take on some of your toughest questions from when you think you might be bad at your job to your boss’s social media, to remote team motivation. We have some great conversations—I hope you’ll #listenin!

    • 35 min
    How Cape-able Employees Can Thrive in the Workplace with Alex Golden Gilbert

    How Cape-able Employees Can Thrive in the Workplace with Alex Golden Gilbert

    Do you or does someone on your team struggle with ADHD? Dyslexia? Sensory dysfunction? How can you and those around you create a better environment so that everyone can do their best work? Today my guest is Alex Golden Gilbert, founder of Cape-able Consulting, who specializes

    in assisting clients who have learning challenges discover the tools to thrive in the workplace and beyond. It’s an important conversation to have with yourself as well as the members of your team and even your boss. Alex does a great job providing ideas of how to successfully approach these conversations. If you’d like to learn more about Alex’s work and all the great stuff she does in the world, check her out at Cape-Able Consulting. You can also find her on LinkedIn at Alex Gilbert on LinkedIn.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Irvine Nugent ,

Fantastic Host and Podcast

Brandon is one of the best hosts I have ever listened to. He is prepared, makes it fun and always gets the beat information from his guests.
5 star in every way.

Coach Harlan ,

Engaging and insightful

This is a great podcast. I have really enjoyed the guests and their contributions. The topics are timely and applicable. Brandon has a very easy-going style, a very approachable host who asks the right questions to get to the right answers. Well done!

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Brandon will improve not just your work, but your life!

Brandon draws wise and experienced leaders into insightful conversations that will help your office, family, and organizational cultures. I’ve learned so much: the benefit of non-anxious leadership, organization transition, managing a diverse team, communicating clearly, and so much more. Listen - you won’t regret it!

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