100 episodes

Conversations with Everyday Innovators that reject the status quo, think differently, and make a positive difference in their world. No blah blah “experts” hawking their hypothetical BS here. These are real people, real experiences, and real results.  Tamara and her guests bring a fresh approach to innovation, making it accessible to everyone, at any time. This podcast is for people that know that life is too crowded, cluttered, and competitive to be mediocre, and are ready to ignite innovation, influence others, and make a massive impact by tapping the power of their innovative minds. 

Tamara Ghandour is the pioneer in human-centered innovation, the creator of the proprietary, research-based Innovation Quotient Edge assessment (the only tool that helps people discover their Everyday Innovator style), curator of Everyday Innovators Digital Magazine (innovation tools at your fingertips), sought after keynote speaker, author, and mom of two teenage boys and one oversized dog that loves to spoon. Her big goal is to unleash one million Everyday Innovators into the world.

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    • 5.0 • 46 Ratings

Conversations with Everyday Innovators that reject the status quo, think differently, and make a positive difference in their world. No blah blah “experts” hawking their hypothetical BS here. These are real people, real experiences, and real results.  Tamara and her guests bring a fresh approach to innovation, making it accessible to everyone, at any time. This podcast is for people that know that life is too crowded, cluttered, and competitive to be mediocre, and are ready to ignite innovation, influence others, and make a massive impact by tapping the power of their innovative minds. 

Tamara Ghandour is the pioneer in human-centered innovation, the creator of the proprietary, research-based Innovation Quotient Edge assessment (the only tool that helps people discover their Everyday Innovator style), curator of Everyday Innovators Digital Magazine (innovation tools at your fingertips), sought after keynote speaker, author, and mom of two teenage boys and one oversized dog that loves to spoon. Her big goal is to unleash one million Everyday Innovators into the world.

    Friday Insight: Pushing Through Failure & the power of open loops with Everyday Innovator Tamara Ghandour

    Friday Insight: Pushing Through Failure & the power of open loops with Everyday Innovator Tamara Ghandour

    Let's face it, failure is a part of life. Failure can often feel devastating, and worse, it can feel final. In today's episode, I'm going to go open up, get a little vulnerable and share a recent failure I had and the lessons around mental toughness, not counting yourself out too early, and cheering on your supporters. Of course, I'll also talk about why this failure, while it hurt, isn't final and what I'm going to do to bounce back. I hope in sharing this you'll get some inspiration and determination to push through your next failure. I'm also going to share a technique I often use to solve my biggest problems, and how to leverage the little quirks of your brain to work for you, not against you. This format is a little different than my usual Friday wrap-ups. This is experimentation so let me know what you think.
    Tamara's Everyday Innovator style: Risk Taker Experiential
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    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 41 min
    Playing to Win with Everyday Innovator Evans Mehew

    Playing to Win with Everyday Innovator Evans Mehew

    Are you playing to win or playing not to lose? As our Everyday Innovator guest, Evans Mehew shares that mindset difference is also the difference between innovating and moving forward or falling behind. It changes how you think, act, the goals you set and so much more. As the founder of FastFulcrum, a content design and creation firm, Evans shares his passion for driving innovation and how the culture you set often determines your outcomes. He also digs deep into how to shift with relevancy in today's uncertain world, and why it's important to recognize that pivoting is now a part of life. He also gives some great advice on how to not give in to the power of inertia, aka staying still. And, he talks about the power of value stacking, understanding what you believe in, and how to let that guide you to a more fulfilling personal and professional life.
    Evans' Everyday Innovator style: Inquisitive Instinctual
    Connect with Evans on LinkedIn
    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 41 min
    How Disruption Can Help You Find Your Value with Everyday Innovators Mike Kenevan and Jessica Howard

    How Disruption Can Help You Find Your Value with Everyday Innovators Mike Kenevan and Jessica Howard

    Disruption can be a positive force for helping you find your value. In fact, keeping up with disruptors on the edges takes a real understanding of the value you bring to the table. Our Everyday Innovator guests, Mike Kenevan and Jessica Howard share how they see the human role in a technology-driven world, and how to define the value you bring. As leading branch managers at Spire Financial, they talk about how they've adapted to change in their industry and being nimble when necessary. They also dig into how to keep moving forward when the obstacles you face feel insurmountable and being the person that helps others ease their stress and make good decisions. They also talk about how "this is the way we've always done it" is the worst phrase you can think and say in the face of uncertainty if you want to be innovative and why you need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. They also open up about the negative consequences of sweeping things under the rug and avoiding the tough conversations and situations, and why you can't lead from a place of fear.
    Mike's Everyday Innovator style: Collaborative Inquisitive Jessica's Everyday Innovator style: Inquisitive Risk Taker
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn. Connect with Jessica on Linkedin
    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 41 min
    Being the Best Also Means Knowing Where You Don't Shine with Everyday Innovators Matt DeLuzio and Turner Williams

    Being the Best Also Means Knowing Where You Don't Shine with Everyday Innovators Matt DeLuzio and Turner Williams

    Being the absolute best you can be doesn't mean being good at everything. In fact, it means recognizing where you aren't the best and letting go of those things. Today's Everyday Innovator guests, Matt DeLuzio and Turner Williams share how they've learned to work in their genius zones, not project what they love or hate to do on others, and why meeting people where they are is the key to tapping the human potential of themselves and those they lead. As the top producing loan officers at Spire Financial, they share how going back to the basics, focusing on what you can control, and adjusting your sails is the key to their success in changing times. They also share how the fear of loss can actually drive strong innovation. We dig into how the key to leading through change is about recognizing the signals before they become an undertow that sweeps you out to sea. Matt and Turner also open up about what they think it takes to continue to be top producers in changing times, including understanding your personal value propositions, and what motivates you to keep going.
    Matt's Everyday Innovator style: Collaborative Tweaker
    Tuner's Everyday Innovator style: Instinctual Risk Taker
    Connect with Matt on LinkedIn. Connect with Turner on LinkedIn
    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 34 min
    Preparing for the Future so You can Succeed Today with Everyday Innovator Dan Brown

    Preparing for the Future so You can Succeed Today with Everyday Innovator Dan Brown

    The winter season always comes. It's inevitable. Today's Everyday Innovator Dan Brown shares with us how he thinks about preparing for the winter seasons and uncertain futures. As the Regional Director of Spire Financial, Dan shares how he's always working on contingencies to prepare for the future. He also talks about what it took to get out in front of the quickly changing and highly competitive real estate market in a way that gave their customers the competitive advantage, and why you shouldn't wait until you are disrupted to think about change contingencies. He also shares some major insights into how to put your customer and their needs first by offering products and services that your competition doesn't and sets your customers up for success. And, a story of creative ways to serve their customers that brings in the fun and the value. He also opens up about the arc of inspiration, motivation, and determination, and why you actually need all three to succeed. 

    Dan's Everyday Innovator style: Collaborative Inquisitive

    Connect with Dan on LinkedIn
    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 44 min
    6 Soft Skills of Success and Friday Wrap Up with Everyday Innovator Tamara Ghandour

    6 Soft Skills of Success and Friday Wrap Up with Everyday Innovator Tamara Ghandour

    Today’s uncertain and volatile world requires more than hard skills – it requires soft skills. In fact, soft skills have become essential to your success. In this episode, I’ll share the six soft skills essential to success in complex times. Then I share the major insight I received from each of the Everyday Innovators. First is Toni Shelton (Collaborative Inquisitive) in the public schools and education space, then Mark Flint (Futuristic Instinctual) the CEO of Escape Game, Emilia D’Anzica and Sabina Pons (Tweaker Risk Taker & Instinctual Collaborative) in the technology space, and Justin Bieganek (Instinctual Futuristic) owner of Mercury Creative. 
     



    Tamara's Everyday Innovator style: Risk Taker Experiential  
    Connect with Tamara on LinkedIn
    Check out Howdy Puppy
    Use code ‘Tamara’ at checkout for the discount
    Discover your Everyday Innovator Style
    Everyday Innovators Online Facebook Group
    Innovation is Everybody’s Business Book

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Kalli0810 ,

Love the humor and real authenticity

I love this podcast. Tamara is clearly comfortable in her own skin and happy with herself. The everyday innovators are relatable and brilliant, each in his or her own way.

MooreMomentum ,

Inspirational

Tamara has a great way of connecting with the audience and empowering you to take steps in a direction of growth. We all go through stuff, but it’s a little easier with Tamara’s advice and guidance!

Lizzy DLGP ,

An Inspiring Podcast for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things!

Tamara’s podcast, “Everyday Innovator,” is a podcast that many times features ordinary people doing extraordinary things. And by “ordinary” I mean people you and I can relate to. The personal stories on this podcast serve many purposes. I’ve heard stories that challenge, inspire, and encourage us to find the innovator within us and leverage our skills and power triggers to maximize our impact within our circle of influence and beyond. Thank you, Tamara, for highlighting these stories and reminding us that we can all be everyday innovators!

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