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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.

    Ryan Tansom: The Intentional Growth Framework™ For Entrepreneurs

    Ryan Tansom: The Intentional Growth Framework™ For Entrepreneurs

    About Ryan Tansom: Ryan started his entrepreneurial career at his family business where he was the executive VP. He was responsible for the strategic operational and financial strategy of a $21 million company. By the age of 27, he helped turn the company around and bring intentional focus to the right strategies, which enabled it to be sold for eight figures in 2014 to a local competitor, Ryan took his experience and founded Arkona to create the intentional growth framework which helps owners view and run their company like a financial asset through educational training and fractional CFO services. Ryan's mission is to help entrepreneurs enjoy work, create wealth, and make an impact in order to make the journey worth it. Ryan has personally guided over 400 entrepreneurs, and leaders through the Intentional Growth Academy. He has been involved in dozens of transactions and spoken in front of some of the most prestigious CEO masterminds, like Vistage Worldwide and Entrepreneurs Organization. He also hosts the popular Intentional Growth podcast that has 340 Plus episodes 500,000 downloads and guests like Gino Wickman, Bo Burlingham, Dan Martell, and others. 
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Ryan Tansom discuss:
    The “hats” entrepreneurs wear: Owner and Leader
    Owners and leaders usually have different values and goals for each hat
    The critical conflicts balancing income and growth 
    “De-risking” cash flow
    Growing your value 

    Key Takeaways
    Conflicts happen when there’s a misalignment of values between the leadership and the ownership of a company. 
    Especially when owners and leaders are the same people, they need to define their goals for each hat they wear. Then they need to create alignment between ownership, leader, stakeholder and client goals. 
    They must also create a vision that will guide their decision-making and make sure that the organization is always aligned with the overall goal. 
    Revenue doesn’t mean much for a company. At some point, there needs to be cash flow to generate enough equity growth. 
    Grow value by increasing and “de-risking” cash flow.  
    Hire the right team of advisors and coaches to help you get to where you want to be. Surround yourself with people that you trust, love, and respect. 

    “There is nothing more “freaking” frustrating than someone who wants to just get up and execute when the owner and ownership group doesn’t know what they want.” —  Ryan Tansom



    Connect with Ryan Tansom:  
    Website: https://arkona.io  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tansom-4a440710/ 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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/

    • 31 min
    Stephanie Coradin: Building Accountable Leaders, Bold Problem Solvers and Exceptional Service Providers

    Stephanie Coradin: Building Accountable Leaders, Bold Problem Solvers and Exceptional Service Providers

    About Stephanie Coradin: She is the Founder of Dembo Inc. She has over 18 years of experience in providing leadership and development training and life coaching to individuals and groups from various industries.  She holds an MBA and a master's degree in mental health counseling. She has a unique combination of knowledge and length of industry experience, which enables her to draw out the underlying factors that may be impacting an organization's growth and provide effective solutions. She's an advocate of employee empowerment, and dynamic leadership. She believes that when employees feel valued by their leaders and trusted with their abilities, they are motivated to perform their best. 
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Stephanie Coradin discuss:
    The fine line between coaching, consulting, counseling and mentoring 
    The stereotypes regarding the different generations in the workplace
    The mentality of entitlement across generations
    Corporate culture change
     
    Key Takeaways
    In corporate culture change, start with standard operating procedures to fix the cause versus just curing problems. 
    Awareness of one’s own leadership style is essential to building a positive corporate culture. 
    Building self-awareness requires a person to be willing to dig deep into the intentions, motivations, and past experiences that drive their decision-making. Once a person becomes aware of their background and tendency, that’s when they can move forward with change. 
    A mentality of entitlement and oversensitivity is not entirely unique to the younger generation. There are entitled people in all generations. Somewhere between 13% and 20% of people have personality disorders. You have to assume that regardless of generation, you will see difficult behaviors.
     
     “Treat your team members well. If you treat your team members well, then your bottom bottom line will soar. Because when they're happy, they make everybody else happy.” —  Stephanie Coradin
     
    Connect with Stephanie Coradin:  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/demboinc/ 
    Instagram: @stephanie_zcoradin 
     
    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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/

    • 28 min
    Susan Power: Diamonds Are Rocks Under Pressure For A Long Time

    Susan Power: Diamonds Are Rocks Under Pressure For A Long Time

    About Susan Power: Susan is the Founder & CEO of PowerUp Leadership, a boutique consulting advisory and leadership coaching firm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. PowerUp  Leadership focuses on creating inspiring workplaces  The firm specializes in building leadership capability for Executive Leaders.  Most of her  clients are in the technology industry, professional services, and healthcare

    In this episode, Jordan and Susan Power discuss:
    How people communicate in both direct and indirect cultures.
    Roles coaches play at the highest levels that are usually not discussed
    Helping teams work together more effectively 
    Aspects of effective leadership

    Key Takeaways
    Effective leadership requires balancing a polarity: Respect and support on one side. Challenge and accountability on the other.
    The top coaches act as a “thought partner” with their executive clients. They provide alternative perceptions and interpretations to help their clients reach decisions. This is not usually included as something that is part of coaching. 
    Teams are able to work more effectively if each member is encouraged and willing to communicate their strengths and weaknesses.  
    To encourage honesty, ask each team member to voice their level of belief in a decision and then address any doubts or concerns that arise. 
    Prioritizing respect and humility is the key to effective leadership. Being merely “nice” isn’t going to help anybody in the long run. 

    “To be an entrepreneur, you have to be very intentional, that continue to surround yourself with top talent and smart people and smart clients.” —  Susan Power



    Connect with Susan Power:  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/powerupleadership/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/powerupleaders/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PowerUpLeader/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerupleadership/ 
     

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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/

    • 31 min
    Randi Roberts: Change Your Perspective Before Changing Your Career

    Randi Roberts: Change Your Perspective Before Changing Your Career

    About Randi Roberts: Randi is the president of Randi Roberts Coaching LLC., and founder of the Fulfilling Career, Happy Life Community. Randi is an executive coach and a career life coach, and she helps accomplished professionals love their work and achieve their career goals. She has seen too many people develop solid career plans, put in tremendous effort over many years at significant sacrifice, and then achieve their goal only to find that it may not be as satisfying as they hoped. 
    The work her clients do with Randi allows them to explore new possibilities, assess their framework against who they are and want to be, and find what truly fits. 
    Randi has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and is a professional certified coach. Before becoming a career life coach, Randi had a successful 30-plus-year career as a pharmaceutical executive working for both large companies and a small startup. She also founded two of her own businesses.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Randi discuss:
    What is important in planning a career change
    Look at your life as a business challenge
    Balancing psychological safety and managing performance
    Visualizing the best career experience 
    Trust your gut and get some help 

    Key Takeaways
    You need to put in some work in your inner being before you change careers. Figure out what the issue is first and get to the bottom of it before you decide to shift so that you can get it resolved before moving out. 
    It’s better to align your career goals with your personal values and happiness rather than just following a structured career planning process. If you do need to take on a role that you are uncomfortable with, then make sure that you’re making the decision for yourself rather than doing it just because somebody told you so. 
    Visualize what would be the ideal situation for you. Put yourself a year ahead where you are happy and fulfilled. What does your work look like? How much are you earning in that ideal situation? How many hours of work are you putting in? Once you’ve figured that out, look at the gap between that and where you are now. 
    Trust your gut and get some help. Your skills, your abilities, and your instincts are what have gotten you to the point that you're at.  The possibility of coming up with the answer is much greater if you have somebody else's brain and insights into it, rather than just trying and taking it on yourself.

    “Being opportunistic is great but I think it's worth, taking a beat, taking a deep breath, and making sure you're going after the right thing for the right reasons. Money is very attractive in the short term. But it's not enough for most people to sustain your fulfillment over the long term.” —  Randi Roberts
     
    Connect with Randi Roberts:  
    Website: https://www.corlinroberts.net/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randi-roberts-28a8768/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fulfillingcareerhappylife/ 

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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/

    • 32 min
    Eric Chriss: Managing Succession with Life Insurance as a Form of Stock Options

    Eric Chriss: Managing Succession with Life Insurance as a Form of Stock Options

    About Eric Chriss: As the CUSTOMatrix Founder and CEO, Eric Chriss’ dynamic, direct and innovative leadership guides their Executive Services Division. A nationally recognized trailblazer in the executive leadership and management field, Eric pioneered the CFO practice model – a model that has taken on national scope and is recognized as a best practice within the financial leadership arena. Deeply committed to understanding the root of client needs and dilemmas, Eric’s down-to-earth and upfront style blends with a successful track record in executive management. In building CUSTOMatrix from the ground up, he’s developed numerous programs for the firm in addition to generating business development strategies with banks, private equity groups, and venture capital. Eric also focuses on partner recruitment, international business development and media campaigns to build engagement with and awareness of the firm’s brand.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Eric discuss:
    Managing Succession Risk 
    An Executive Roundtable
    Using whole life insurance in a manner like stock options

    Key Takeaways
    Using insurance mechanisms can help business owners address key employee risk and succession planning challenges. It creates a unique incentive that protects the organization while also creating resources for the key employee who’s next in line to purchase the business. 
    An Executive Roundtable is an approach to evaluate the true efficacy of a CFO consulting engagement.
    Create space in your organization to allow the CEO and their team to discuss issues with bare honesty. Being accountable to each other will hurt, but when things get difficult or painful it is usually a sign that you are going in the right direction. 

    “It hurts to be accountable. And if it hurts, then you're probably - not always - but you're probably doing the right thing, or at least headed in the right direction.” —  Eric Chriss
     
     
    Connect with Eric Chriss:  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericchriss/ 
    Website: www.customatrix.com 
    Email: echriss@customatrix.com 
     
    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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/

    • 37 min
    Steven Gaffney: Unconditional Power

    Steven Gaffney: Unconditional Power

    About Steven Gaffney: Steven Gaffney is the CEO of the Steven Gaffney Company. He is the leading expert on creating Consistently High Achieving Organizations (CHAO)™ including high-achieving teams, honest communication, and change leadership. He is one of the few leadership experts that can guarantee results. 
    He has become the go-to person and trusted advisor for countless top leaders and executive teams from Fortune 500 companies and associations, as well as the U.S. government and military. He is also a highly regarded author and sought-after speaker.
     
    Thousands of people have credited Steven’s speeches, seminars, TV and radio appearances, and books, for making immediate and lasting changes in their organizations and personal lives. He is a cancer survivor, and as a recognition of his contributions, he received the Celebration of Life Award.
     
    In this episode, Jordan and Steven discuss:
    Creating consistently high-achieving teams
    The three moods a team can have
    What is unconditional power? 
    How to respond when you are being targeted 

    Key Takeaways
    Observe how when we’re in a good mood, we’re more productive and effective.
    There are three moods: one is powerlessness, the second is conditional power, and the third is unconditional power. Unconditional power is all about recognizing issues but still choosing to spend 100% of one’s energy to create solutions. 
    There are certain principles that are universal in how human beings are built. An example is that if we listen to another person deeply, no matter how upset they are, they tend to start calming down. It doesn’t completely solve the conflict or problem, but it is a good first step. 
    Don’t be stuck in a victim mindset. Perhaps someone has spoken to you in a disrespectful or bullying way, whether they intended to or not. To be an effective leader, you need to separate your self-esteem from how others talk to you. You always have the choice to turn a situation into something that’s psychologically beneficial to you. 

    “Unconditionally powerful means we recognize conditions about people, resources, or whatever. But we spend 100% of our energy on what we're going to do about it.” —  Steven Gaffney
     
    Connect with Steven Gaffney:  
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStevenGaffneyCompany 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/steven_gaffney 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevengaffneycompany/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevengaffneycompany/ 
     

    Connect with Jordan: 
    For executives wanting a complimentary executive coaching conversation: jordan@jordangoldrich.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

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KSlovespodcasts ,

Great inspiration for leading from within

As you’re leading your teams, don’t miss out on this show as Jordan and his guests empower you to grow your organizations from the inside out. Highly recommend his episodes on your strengths with Brandon M and making your book ideas a reality with Alinka!
Kim S / Velma Knowles

Steven Bane ,

Listen and save this podcast

Jordan's book and podcast have been essential for helping me be a better workplace warrior. This podcast provides very practical advice to help you and your organization achieve greater performance. I send episodes of his podcast to direct reports, co-workers and friends.

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!

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