19 episodes

Through intimate interviews with power-players from all walks of life, host Dr. Karen Bartuch’s spirited and often humorous approach to ​shifting the narrative from ​"​victim​" to ​"​victor​"​ will awaken the warrior spirit in all of us.

It’s time for a victory lap.

For business inquiries, consulting, and speaking engagements, email karen@iamdavidajane.com

Victorization with Dr. Karen Bartuch Dr Karen Bartuch

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 12 Ratings

Through intimate interviews with power-players from all walks of life, host Dr. Karen Bartuch’s spirited and often humorous approach to ​shifting the narrative from ​"​victim​" to ​"​victor​"​ will awaken the warrior spirit in all of us.

It’s time for a victory lap.

For business inquiries, consulting, and speaking engagements, email karen@iamdavidajane.com

    #19 Redesigning Learning w/ Kelly Page, Director of Bennett Labs

    #19 Redesigning Learning w/ Kelly Page, Director of Bennett Labs

    Director of Bennett Labs at Bennett Day School, Dr. Kelly Page (@drkellypage) is a social and digital innovator, entrepreneur, educator and learning consultant. She has a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Web Knowledge and an obsession with learning innovation and social storytelling. She has over 18 years of experience working at the intersection of social innovation, social design and learning of mediated social experiences for Startups, Universities, Schools and School Districts, to Fortune 500 companies. She believes that innovative and entrepreneurial thinking is at the heart of creating truly social cultures, organizations, and leaders.

    In this episode, Kelly talks about her work with Bennett Labs, and the importance of cultivating innovation and creativity from a young age. We also talk about gender roles among young people, and the importance of being a shield for every women to propel them to go higher.

    https://twitter.com/drkellypage?lang=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drkellypage/



    1:20 Dr. Kelly’s role at Bennett Day School

    5:16 When learning and innovation meet

    7:54 How Kelly Page started out

    10:13 What made Kelly Page pursue her Ph.D.

    13:38 Why Kelly decided to work with younger students

    16:31 Kelly as an entrepreneur and her work with Grateful for Her

    20:38 Kelly’s public speaking journey

    26:52 Gender differences at a young age

    30:10 Women in tech

    34:56 Kelly’s advice for young folks starting out in entrepreneurship

    • 43 min
    #18 Kiss Ordinary Goodbye w/ Lipstick Lex, Alternative Artist Extraordinaire

    #18 Kiss Ordinary Goodbye w/ Lipstick Lex, Alternative Artist Extraordinaire

    Sarasota, FL based artist, Alexis Fraser, a.k.a. ‘Lipstick Lex,’ is an alternative visual and performing artist utilizing 100% lipstick as her medium, adorning each piece she creates with layers upon layers of her own kisses. Each piece she creates goes through a conceptual process, ignited by the inspiration given to her at that time.

    With an emphasis on promoting love, self-love, beauty, personal empowerment, and creative inspiration through her subjects, Alexis’ innovative method delivers chic and conversational art that is equally vibrant as it is unique. Lex puts her love into each work of art – not just literally with her physical kisses, but from the moment of conceptualization, with each and every brushstroke, the finishing touches, her signature on the bottom corner, and of course the polishing layer of protective resin to conclude the piece.

    Alexis is an international artist who works on both private commissions and corporate collaborations. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as numerous international locales such as Toronto, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, to name a few.

    Lex has been featured locally, nationally, and worldwide with TV appearances, worldwide press, celebrity purchases, and various exhibitions. Her art and her brand are rapidly growing along with her profoundly centered focus to spread love one kiss at a time.

    https://lipsticklex.com/



    03:00 - Lex’s creative journey

    12:00 - Don’t be afraid to stand out

    21:00 - Facing up to the challenge of portraiture

    22:29 - The brand is born

    22:45 - How to pitch your work when you have no reputation or budget

    33:30 - You know you’ve made it when you start getting haters & trolls

    35:45 - Kisses for causes

    39:00 - Not your ordinary gallery

    41:00 - Expanding the brand

    • 45 min
    #17 Inclusion and Diversity at Work w/ Franklin Reed, Director of Inclusion & Diversity at Teksystems

    #17 Inclusion and Diversity at Work w/ Franklin Reed, Director of Inclusion & Diversity at Teksystems

    Franklin Reed (@franklintreed) is the driving force behind the inclusion and diversity strategy for TEKsystems, an industry leader in Full-Stack Technology Services, Talent Services and real-world application. He has a deep passion for inclusion and diversity, he partners closely with TEKsystems’ corporate executives and business leaders to develop an enterprise strategy and initiatives that align to organizational priorities that impact our people and business.

    In this episode, Franklin talks to us about his role and career in the tech industry, and how he found himself a driving force in inclusion and diversity for his company, TEKsystems. He discusses the importance of being heard, and how diversity helps companies succeed.

    https://twitter.com/franklintreed

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/franklinreed/



    1:28 Franklin Reed’s Role as TitleDirector of Inclusion & Diversity

    4:50 Why inclusion and having your voice heard matters

    7:04 Franklin Reed’s journey

    9:05 Benefits of diversity

    12:12 Addressing conscious bias in real time

    15:48 Inclusion and diversity in hiring

    18:33 Diversity in the tech industry

    22:01 Franklin Reed’s vision

    24:53 Becoming an ally for inclusion and diversity

    • 29 min
    #16 Workplace Incivility and Weight Bias w/ Jaclyn Jensen, Associate Professor at Depaul University

    #16 Workplace Incivility and Weight Bias w/ Jaclyn Jensen, Associate Professor at Depaul University

    Dr. Jaclyn Jensen (@jaclynmjensen) is an Associate Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University and is the Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Human Resources and Executive Master's of Human Resource Management programs. Her research interests focus on the impact of harassment and incivility on employee performance and well-being. Her research has been published in several top academic journals including Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Management, and has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Business News Network, and the Chicago Tribune.

    In this episode, Jaclyn talks to us about her career and research in the academe, as well as her work on workplace incivility and counterproductive behavior. We also take a deeper dive into her study on weight bias and discrimination in the workplace and the psychology and dynamics behind how people are discriminated because of their weight in the workplace.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaclyn-jensen-7145428/

    https://twitter.com/jaclynmjensen



    1:02 Getting to know Jaclyn Jensen’s background

    3:52 How Jaclyn got started

    10:01 Falling in love with consulting

    11:20 Dipping her toes in teaching and research

    15:32 Women in Ohio State’s Psychology program

    18:55 Jaclyn on employment, fairness, and counterproductive behavior

    27:38 Are you making a big thing about little things?

    33:30 Results of incivility in the workplace

    35:15 Workplace incivility in other industries and properly communicating feedback

    41:30 Jaclyn’s study on weight bullying

    • 57 min
    #15 Creative Leadership Breaking Glass Ceilings w/ Sharon Feller, Executive Director of Jones Lang Lasalle and Coach

    #15 Creative Leadership Breaking Glass Ceilings w/ Sharon Feller, Executive Director of Jones Lang Lasalle and Coach

    Sharon Feller is the Executive Director of Jones Lang LaSalle handling project management, product development, and account team operations experience with corporate clients. She is interested in work that involves coaching and developing leaders and helping clients recognize and articulate ambitions for their organizations. She’s good at assessing operational and organizational issues and developing plans to fix or improve.



    In this episode, Sharon talks about her amazing career with Jones Lang LaSalle, as well as how her creative soul found its way in a project management career. We also talk about mentorship, leadership, and how important it is for her to help women like her break that glass ceiling.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-feller-8020638/



    1:20 Getting to know Sharon Feller

    5:23 Sharon’s Interior Design Background

    7:45 Falling back in love with creativity.

    9:36 Sharon’s Art

    12:04 Sharon’s thoughts on confidence

    15:08 Public Speaking and Overcoming Shyness

    20:35 Believing in What Other People See In You

    23:15 The importance of mentors

    24:36 Expanding into roles outside your comfort zone

    30:33 Why Sharon hired a coach

    32:13 Mentoring women

    34:50 Sharon’s leadership style

    38:31 Sharon’s experience in trying to break the glass ceiling

    47:33 Sharon’s advice to women who are just getting started

    • 51 min
    #14 The Value of Vulnerability w/ Laura Lindwall, Motivational Speaker and Coach

    #14 The Value of Vulnerability w/ Laura Lindwall, Motivational Speaker and Coach

    Laura Lindwall (@laura_lindwall) is a motivational speaker, coach, and facilitator who has made it her mission and purpose, to not only share, inspire, and encourage everyone to believe in themselves and dream BIG but to provide the tools and resources necessary to make those dreams a reality. She helps people align with their purpose and focus on their strengths in order to create lasting change. As a John Maxwell Team Certified Speaker/Trainer as well as an award-winning speaker, she brings new life and connection to every event she’s in.

    In this episode, Laura talks to us about how she became a motivational speaker and coach that she is today, the value of vulnerability, and how she started her ‘No More Pockets’ series. She also talks about her journey to finding her calling and why she pursued this path.



    https://www.instagram.com/laura_lindwall/ 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-lindwall-604b2750 

    https://lauralindwall.com/



    1:40 - Getting to know Laura Lindwall 

    3:47 - How the world of motivational speaking opened up for Laura 

    10:55 - How No More Pockets expanded  

    13:57 - Not letting your  condition hold you back 

    17:52 - On Impostor Syndrome and the feeling of being a phony. 

    24:47 - Expressing vulnerability  

    28:35 - Laura’s Five-Minute Pity Parties 

    37:18 The reaction to Laura’s talks and life as a coach 

    43:54 - Wanting to help women 

    51:20 - Where can we find Laura Lindwall

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

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Listen closely!

Through interviews, Karen draws out all of our stories of triumph, perseverance, and strength. Love love love this podcast!

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Great eye opener

I found these podcasts to be very interesting and inspiring. Dr. Bartuch did a great job with the interview which held my interest the entire time. Anything is possible and if you have not listened you should!

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Empowering

I only had a few minutes to spend this morning before getting to work, but I couldn’t stop listening. I feel empowered and excited to get to work now. As I listened I kept thinking of people to share this podcast with. Truly inspiring!!

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