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Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

Workplace Warrior‪®‬ Jordan Goldrich

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Workplace Warrior®: where you hear unique perspectives on leaders with an uncommon desire for results, who take charge, lead their teams and accomplish the mission. They are critical for success in our volatile, complex, and uncertain times. Sometimes, they are perceived as abrasive and occasionally called names like bully.

Your host, Jordan Goldrich, grew up in a loud New York family and once lost an executive position because of his style. He is co-author of the Amazon Best Seller, Workplace Warrior®: People Skills For The No-Bulls**t Executive, Chief Operations Officer, Master Corporate Executive Coach, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. His guests are part of his international network of Workplace Warrior® executives, master corporate executive coaches, and thought leaders. Each guest will engage you in conversation about their successes, mistakes, and solutions. You will get strategies for being completely authentic, while you fulfill your commitment to your organization, build positive relationships, and take performance to an even higher level.

    LaTonya Jackson: Unintentional Still Hurts, Getting Real About Equity and Inclusion

    LaTonya Jackson: Unintentional Still Hurts, Getting Real About Equity and Inclusion

    About LaTonya Jackson: LaTonya Jackson is Vice President of Services & Operations at Media Partners Corporation which provides best-in-class training content, technology, tools, and services to help organizations elevate workplace behaviors and culture.  She is a 4-time author whose latest book is called 5 Blinders to Seeing Color that was released in 2020. She was previously Human Resources Director for Walmart. Dr. Jackson got her Doctor of Education at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.  
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Latonya discuss:
    Responding to racism and inequality The Five Blinders to Seeing Color  Shame and blame versus awareness and action Filling people’s glass - seeing others with value
    Key Takeaways
    It’s so much better and easier to love everybody, treat them like humans and respect them as opposed to focusing on what’s different about them. We’ll be able to solve problems together more effectively if we have that in common.  Anxiety and Uncertainty, Egocentrism, Power, Ignorance and Immaturity are the Five Blinders.  Self-awareness of one’s biases will lead to action and healthy change - it’s not about blame and shame. It’s about self-reflection and being honest with oneself.  Take a moment, open your eyes to the world’s issues and see how you can brighten up someone’s day or make them feel valued and important. 
    “Watch the intention, because the impact is that you create an environment where microaggressions may be a norm, an environment that's not respectful and not inclusive. On the flip side, don't be aggressive or attack people who are asking questions because that's when we lose the opportunity to educate.” —  LaTonya Jackson



    Want to join the “Fill the Glass” training for free? Go to https://www.mediapartners.com/ and complete the form in the Live Chat and mention that Workplace Warrior sent you! 
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Connect with LaTonya Jackson:  
    Website: https://www.mediapartners.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/media-partners-corporation/mycompany/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/latonyarjacksonedd/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MediaPartnersCorp
    Email: ljackson@eyedentifiedconsulting.com 
     

    Connect with Jordan: 
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 50 min
    Rekha Saleela Nair - Women Workplace Warriors Around The World

    Rekha Saleela Nair - Women Workplace Warriors Around The World

    About Rekha Saleela Nair: Rekha is a personal brand strategist, consultant, and coach who works with women in leadership as well as women with leadership aspirations. She was born and raised in a matrilineal clan in India. Matrilineal means the lineage is traced through the mothers. Rekha says that she was raised by strong women whose impact was felt on their communities. She currently lives in India and helps women leaders and aspiring women leaders build authentic brands that deliver results, build influence and create the desired impact. Her personal vision is to support the building of a critical mass of indepent women in India and across the developing world where the female labor participation rates are low. She blends the wisdom of her matrilineal legacy with two decades of branding and communication experience including radio and advertising and a fifteen year corporate stint. She helps leaders adopt a heart-centered approach of feel, accept, transform. Rekha is the founder of "Dragonflies Everywhere" which is a volunteer driven nonprofit bridge that supports the work of nonprofits serving grassroots communities world over through knowledge sharing, donations, volunteered resources and services.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Rekha discuss:
    How being raised in a matrilineal clan impacts how she coaches women and men. Breaking mental barriers and allowing yourself to be ambitious Responding to directness in the workplace Balancing hard power and soft power
    Key Takeaways
    A child being raised by visible, independent and powerful women encourages the same strength in that child.  Because of gender roles, women often don’t go for what they need or want. Reaching for your ambitions and letting go of your programming is essential for your success.  Try not to take it personally when people criticize you for acting out of role. You don't have tobattle everything. Learn to navigate through that flow.  Don't back down. You need to have your boundaries, you need to be able to speak your truth, and you need to speak it clearly. 
    “When you stand up for your truth, when you stand up for what you know is right and when you stand up and speak your truth with grace and integrity, they'll respect you anyway.” —  Rekha Saleela Nair
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Connect with Rekha Saleela Nair:  
    Website: http://www.dragonflieseverywhere.org/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rekhanair 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rekha_s_nair 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rekha_saleela_nair 
     
    Connect with Jordan: 


    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 


    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     
     

    • 46 min
    Erica Komisar: Raising Resilient Adolescents In The New Age of Anxiety

    Erica Komisar: Raising Resilient Adolescents In The New Age of Anxiety

    About Erica Komisar: She is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who's been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Georgetown and Columbia Universities and the New York Freudian Society. She’s a psychological consultant who brings parenting and work-life workshops to clinics, schools, and corporations in childcare settings. She’s a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the New York Daily News and a contributing editor to the Institute of Family Studies. She also appears regularly on Fox and Friends and Fox Five News. She is the author of “Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters” and her second book, “Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety”.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Erica Komisar discuss:
    What busy, stressed executives need to know about their adolescents What is happening in the adolescents’ brain that causes risky behavior How to respond to risky behavior so you do not trigger more risky behavior A lot of the problems parents have with adolescents are due to misleading information Neuroscience says that adolescence now begins at 9 years old and ends around 25 years. It can extend into the 30’s. 
    Key Takeaways
    The mental health crisis: 1 in 5 children or adolescents will experience a major form of mental illness which has to be medicated. Suicide rates have tripled.  In response to risky, arrogant behavior you need to accept them and empathize with their underlying fear and shame before you enforce limits.  Adolescents need to go out into the world and try to be independent. They also need you to help them process the feelings that underlie risky, arrogant behavior. If parents wrongly assume their adolescents don’t need them, they won’t be there enough to help them learn self-regulation. 


     “Children and adolescents live in a world that’s like a fish bowl, an exhibitionist world where everything is exposed.” —  Erica Komisar
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Connect with Erica Komisar:  
    Website: https://www.ericakomisar.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-komisar-lcsw-305bb218/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricaKomisarCSW 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricaKomisarLCSW/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericakomisar/ 
     
    Connect with Jordan: 


    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 


    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 43 min
    Walter G. Meyer: Living Life As A Diverse Adventure - Summer Break Stories With My Co-Author

    Walter G. Meyer: Living Life As A Diverse Adventure - Summer Break Stories With My Co-Author

    About Walter G. Meyer: Walter is co-author of my book, Workplace Warrior: People Skills For The No-B******t Executive. He is a freelance writer who has written for dozens of magazines and newspapers including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Los Angeles Times, The Orange County Register, and many others on a wide variety of topics ranging from baseball and Will Rogers, to sea turtles and pawn shops. He has a degree from the School of Communications from Pennsylvania State University and he’s also the author of seven published books. He has appeared on local television and radio stations and has done many interviews in print to talk about his works. He worked for the Lambda Archives, which is a historical society and library for the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego and in that role he has spoken both around San Diego and around the country on issues relating to LGBTQ+, workplace equality, personal equality and more. His novel, Rounding Third, was published to rave reviews and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. He was a finalist for a San Diego book award and he got a lot of invitations to speak all around the country based on that as well. He also co-wrote The Respectful Leader by Gregg Ward. Finally, he’s got a new book in the works titled, “If You Weren’t Here, This Would Not be Happening, plogs from my life”. 



    In this episode, Jordan and Walter discuss:
    Identity, equity and equality for LGBTQ+ in the workplace.  How to not die with regrets  Political correctness when it comes to gender diversity “Tolerance” vs “Acceptance” of diverse groups 
    Key Takeaways
    Many people who have died don’t know that it would be their last day, and so leave with the burden of regret. Today might just be a normal day, but if there’s someone you need to say “sorry” or “I love you” too, better say it now while you still can. Diversity and equality in the workplace is becoming better and better for diverse groups. It still has a long way to go, but it’s going in the right direction in most spaces. Accepting people’s preferred pronouns is a matter of respect for other human beings and their identity.  Diversity pretty much won World War II (examples in the podcast), and it wins a lot for companies that embrace it today. There’s a big difference between tolerance and acceptance, and people must start embracing diversity in order to win together.   

    “We should stop teaching ‘tolerance’ and start relishing the differences with people of color and people from other communities and accept those as bonuses.” —  Walter G. Meyer



    Get Walter Meyer’s newest book, If You Weren’t Here, This Wouldn’t Be Happening-Plogs From My Life at https://www.amazon.com/Books-Walter-G-Meyer/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AWalter+G.+Meyer 



    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 



    Connect with Walter G. Meyer:  
    Website: http://www.waltergmeyer.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/walter-meyer-47307b8/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/waltergmeyer 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoundingThirdBook/ 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ViT3mGzolg_Ha9c76h6mg
    Email: walt@waltergmeyer.com



    Connect with Jordan: 


    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 


    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 41 min
    Phyllis Sarkaria Women Warriors: Gaining Influence In Male Environments

    Phyllis Sarkaria Women Warriors: Gaining Influence In Male Environments

    About Phyllis Sarkaria: Phyllis coaches both men and women in gaining influence in corporations and organizations. She has 25+ years of leadership experience and she’s a Master Corporate Executive Coach, Facilitator, and a trusted advisor to the companies she works with. She has held executive roles in government affairs and human resources. Phyllis worked with the energy industry for almost 20 years, and 10 years of that was as a regulatory lobbyist. Before founding the Sarkaria Group, a leadership consulting group, Phyllis served as an internal advisor to C-Level Executives at Quidel Corporation. She was responsible for the Company’s global HR strategy for over a dozen years. She also teaches Ethics and HR analytics in the Organizational Leadership Master’s Program and the Human Resources Master’s Program at Claremont Lincoln University and she is a member of the faculty for C.B. Bowman’s Workplace Equity and Equality program. Phyllis has an MBA from Texas Tech University and an MA in Ethical Leadership at Claremont Lincoln University. She has numerous coaching certifications, and she’s also in the process of publishing her book called “Map: A Field-Guide For Your Leadership Journey”. 
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Phyllis discuss:
    Working in government affairs and recognizing the opportunity to lead and influence How your cultural background influences how you are perceived  How a woman can gain influence in a predominantly male environment Common struggles in executives and the ROI for listening and caring
    Key Takeaways
    When you do the right things with people and remove the boundaries and hurdles, people can be productive and great things can happen in the organization.  Challenge yourself to think about what the pain points are for the people you’re trying to influence. You have to know how your suggestion or your idea is going to impact what keeps people up at night.  Your tone of voice, confidence and assertiveness is just as important as the words you’re trying to get across.  You have to find new avenues and tools for growth - holding on to what got you to where you are might prevent you from ever going further.
    “Many times we have great ideas and we want to pursue those… but if it’s not addressing pain points for someone at a higher level, then they’re likely to see it as vitamins rather than a painkiller. Those are not necessarily seen as adding the greatest value in the organization. ” —  Phyllis Sarkaria
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Connect with Phyllis Sarkaria:  
    Website: http://www.sarkariagroup.com/ 
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/phyllis-sarkaria/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhyllisSarkaria 
     
    Connect with Jordan: 


    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 


    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 46 min
    Mitch Russo The Power of Experience How One Coach Navigates The World of Business

    Mitch Russo The Power of Experience How One Coach Navigates The World of Business

    About Mitch Russo: In 1985, he founded Time Slips Corporation which grew to become the largest time tracking corporation in the world and in 1994.
    Time Slips Corporation was sold to Sage PLC for eight figures. While he was at Sage, Mitch went on to run all of Sage US as Chief Operations Officer, a division with 300 people with a market cap and excess of a hundred million. Mitch joined Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins and created Business Breakthroughs International, a company serving thousands of businesses a year with coaching, consulting, and training services. Mitch was the president and CEO. In 2015, he published The Invisible Organization, which is a CEO’s guide in transitioning a traditional brick and mortar company into a fully virtual organization. Nominated twice for Inc Magazine entrepreneur of the year, Mitch helps companies scale rapidly.In 2018, he published Power Tribes, how certification can explode your business which is the master-blueprint for building profitable certification programs. In 2021, Mitch launched Clientfolio, which is a SaaS platform for coaches to increase productivity and decrease administration time. 
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Mitch Russo discuss:
    Mitch’s experience working as CEO for Tony Robbins How Mitch’s SaaS platform, “Clientfolio” cuts admin from 30 minutes to 5 for each coaching client.   What an executive coach can do to increase their value to their client
    Key Takeaways
    Don’t coach in an area in which you don’t have experience. It’s not ethical.  To build your company, get testimonials from people who respect you for how they’ve gained or transformed from your coaching.  Coaching is mostly not about telling people what to do, it’s sharing your experience and what strategies worked and what can work for them too.  Failure is not the opposite of success, giving up is. You can't fail as long as you're pushing through all setbacks and hindrances.   

    “You don’t have to be the best in the world to be a coach, you just have to be experienced in what your client needs.” —  Mitch Russo



    Get Mitch Russo’s free ebook on how to get publicity at,  https://profitstackingsecrets.com/
     
    Get Mitch Russo’s blueprint for creating a certification program at www.powertribesbook.com  
     
    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 



    Connect with Mitch Russo:  
    Website: https://mitchrusso.com/ | https://clientfol.io/client/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mitchrusso/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mitchrusso
     
    Connect with Jordan: 


    Get the complimentary guide: How To Select An Executive Coach at www.selectcoach.workplacewarrior.com 


    Get the Am I Abrasive Self Test at abrasive.workplacewarrior.com 
     
    Website: www.workplacewarriorinc.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordangoldrich1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordan.goldrich
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jordangoldrich/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jgoldrich/
     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

allieboo589 ,

Practical and inspirational!

Listened to the episode with Phil Dana which was authentic, interesting, and delivered practical information. This podcast is inspirational for someone at any point in their career. Excited to listen to more episodes!

Lizzykat48 ,

Great points in what and what not to do!

Great points - really like "speak the language two levels up", create green "x"'s - be memorable! And certainly resonated with the small voice #1 and #2! Great insight to share with leaders who desire to be seen and heard! Thank you!

Psalms 150 DJ ,

Very insightful and inspiring

I am a recent MBA graduate and it is comforting to listen to Workplace Warrior as a continuous learning environment tool to help establish the linkage of my academic knowledge base to my personal and professional development with practical and insightful interviews and comments that the podcast provides.
Great Job Workplace Warrior Podcast!!!

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