217 episodes

We were told there are rules and expectations that the world has for us. Somebody told us about “us” and who we are supposed to be. We got that degree, that certification, that promotion, but what about “us”—our gifts, talents, uniqueness, passions? Created and hosted by the venerable Rebecca Fleetwood Hession, Write Your OWN Story offers insights from her coaching and her book Write Your OWN Story, Three Keys to Rise and Thrive. She gives listeners structure and ideas that they can take and make their own path. The show features personal accounts from Rebecca and interviews with guests focused on stories—the human side of business; money—richer, intentional conversations around this necessary commodity; and rhythm—living in the emotional flow of life and work.
Every episode is designed to inspire, empower, and excite listeners to create their own life and career of thriving. The most courageous thing we can do is to connect, especially with ourselves. New episodes every week. Follow along wherever you get your audio.

Write Your OWN Story Rebecca Fleetwood Hession

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 48 Ratings

We were told there are rules and expectations that the world has for us. Somebody told us about “us” and who we are supposed to be. We got that degree, that certification, that promotion, but what about “us”—our gifts, talents, uniqueness, passions? Created and hosted by the venerable Rebecca Fleetwood Hession, Write Your OWN Story offers insights from her coaching and her book Write Your OWN Story, Three Keys to Rise and Thrive. She gives listeners structure and ideas that they can take and make their own path. The show features personal accounts from Rebecca and interviews with guests focused on stories—the human side of business; money—richer, intentional conversations around this necessary commodity; and rhythm—living in the emotional flow of life and work.
Every episode is designed to inspire, empower, and excite listeners to create their own life and career of thriving. The most courageous thing we can do is to connect, especially with ourselves. New episodes every week. Follow along wherever you get your audio.

    Shaping the Future of Work by Embracing Human-Centric Leadership with Kristen Smith

    Shaping the Future of Work by Embracing Human-Centric Leadership with Kristen Smith

    “Addressing the human aspect of our jobs isn't a luxury; it is a necessary approach to ensuring the well-being of employees in an ever-demanding work landscape.”
    In this Future of Work episode, Rebecca is joined by Kristen Smith, an executive coach and strategic talent consultant with a strong passion for organizational effectiveness and addressing human needs within businesses. Kristen shares her insights into leadership and the importance of focusing on human relationships in the workplace.
    Tune in to learn the critical role of leaders in empowering their employees and encouraging a healthy work environment even amidst challenges.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Embrace reflective leadership by allocating time for creative thinking and empowering teams to contribute to the process redesignPrioritize employee well-being by fostering environments that support balance and recognition of individual needsLeverage the unique agility of small to mid-sized businesses to encourage human-centric collaboration and drive innovationThings to listen for:
    [09:44] Burnout is more prominent than ever
    [16:26] Managers need to take care of their well-being
    [29:32] Leaders need space to reflect and create
    [36:02] Collaborate and seek to understand together
    [41:53] Business success lies in human collaboration and innovation
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor

    • 46 min
    The Future of Work Involves Everyone and Their Differences with Phil Anderton

    The Future of Work Involves Everyone and Their Differences with Phil Anderton

    "Seeing the light in someone's eyes when they feel validated for the first time with their ADHD diagnosis is something profoundly moving.”
    In this Future of Work episode, Rebecca is joined by Phil Anderton, Managing Director at ADHD 360, whose remarkable transition from a senior police officer to the founder of Europe's largest ADHD service has impacted countless lives.
    Phil and Rebecca discuss the redefinition of success and the future of work with an emphasis on neurodiversity and accommodating individuals with ADHD and the intersection of physical and mental health with a focus on ADHD and its treatment. Additionally, they share the societal and systemic impact of better understanding and managing ADHD within families and organizations.
    Tune in to explore redefining work and education to accommodate better neurodiversity and the challenges neurodiverse individuals face.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Work on changing your personal and organizational approach to ADHD and neurodiversity and create an environment where these can flourishImplement a proactive workplace integration of services to improve employees' lives with ADHD dramaticallyExpand awareness about neurodiversity in the workplace to improve collaboration and productivity
    Things to listen for:
    [13:42] Redefining ADHD support
    [22:53] Adapt your organization to people's diversity
    [30:25] Balancing autism and ADHD in daily life
    [40:39] ADHD awareness fosters positive relationships
    [44:33] Encourage difficult conversations
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor

    • 54 min
    Shaping the Future of Work by Redefining Success with Sam Sivarajan

    Shaping the Future of Work by Redefining Success with Sam Sivarajan

    “Success looks like a zigzag, not a straight line. We must reflect and appreciate the small wins along the way.”
    In this Future of Work episode, Rebecca is joined by Sam Sivarajan, business leadership speaker, coach, and consultant, to focus on redefining the concept of work and success. Sam shares the importance of designing work systems with purpose and connection, accommodating the evolving needs of an aging workforce, and the need for flexibility in employer-employee relationships.
    Tune in to learn how we should start viewing success, the power of creative thinking for future workplace needs, and why we need to rethink work culture and meetings.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Engage in meaningful conversations with employees about alternative work models before retirement to retain value and knowledgeMeetings should have a clearly defined purpose, preferably decision-making, and should be efficiently executed to avoid wasted time and frustrationAppreciate small wins and understand that sometimes setbacks are necessary for greater progressThings to listen for:
    [11:32] Using work as a catalyst for societal change
    [23:08] Redefining prosperity and success
    [33:25] Re-evaluating productivity in the knowledge worker economy
    [37:40] Optimizing meetings for efficiency
    [52:40] Success looks like a zigzag line
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor

    • 55 min
    Shaping the Future of Work: Rethinking Workforce Support with Angela Shell

    Shaping the Future of Work: Rethinking Workforce Support with Angela Shell

    "The impact of work on the human experience is profound and spills into societal well-being.”
    In this Future of Work series episode, Rebecca and Angela Shell, Human Resources Director at Omni Technologies, discuss strategies to introduce more autonomy in the workplace and fight the effects of overwhelming stress. Along the way, Angela also shares her approach to revolutionizing HR within her company and the need for a human-centric hiring process.
    Listen in to hear key strategies on how companies should approach their workplace for a transformative experience and a successful future.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Foster a culture where employees feel they have control over their workAllow for small, strategic changes in daily tasks, encourage regular breaks, and cut down unnecessary meeting times to maintain motivation and prevent burnoutPrioritize human-centric hiring practices to help your company see beyond resumes and recognize the value that diverse backgrounds bring to the workplaceThings to listen for:
    [05:53] How to address burnout
    [13:34] Pushing for change in job degree requirements
    [21:07] Work shapes human experience and impacts personal life
    [31:51] The importance of human connection at work
    [36:44] Seek autonomy in decision-making and future work
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor

    • 48 min
    Shaping the Future of Work Through Creativity, Reflection, and Innovation

    Shaping the Future of Work Through Creativity, Reflection, and Innovation

    "The future of work will be created, not reorganized from patterns of the past.”
    In 2020, we experienced a global shutdown, which led us to years' worth of reflection on what success really is and what we want our lives to be. And honestly, we’re still in a chaotic shift trying to decide the right answer.
    In this episode, Rebecca introduces a new mini-series on the podcast around The Future of Work, which emphasizes the need to move away from the old constructs of work-centered lives. She shares the importance of embracing creativity and innovation in shaping the future and the importance of human-centered leadership, focusing on understanding and honoring human needs.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Use this winter period to reflect and reassess your goals and align them to who you are, setting the stage for a more soul-fulfilling approach to workInvite individuals from diverse backgrounds to join conversations as they will help co-create a future of work that caters to the needs of allEmbrace creativity and innovation as integral components of the future of work for driving positive change in society and the workplace
    Things to listen for:
    [03:43] Nature can regulate our nervous systems
    [12:02] Fighting against job and life burnout
    [16:40] Why humanity should be the center of work
    [19:06] The future of work will be created from innovation and creativity
    [25:03] Prioritize human needs and embrace diverse talent
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor

    • 27 min
    Authentically You: Redefining Work and Life in the Age of Humanity

    Authentically You: Redefining Work and Life in the Age of Humanity

    "In order to live authentically, we need to really pay attention to those patterns that are existing in our lives.”
    Authenticity is not just a buzzword; it's the heartbeat of a purposeful life and career. In this episode, Rebecca dives into what it truly means to live out an authentic life and outlines a step-by-step guide on how to do it.
    Rebecca shares what the LOVE reflection exercise is and how it can lead you down an authentic path, the importance of rediscovering your passions, and embracing your VRI: Value, Relevance, and Impact.
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Identify your unique skills and apply them in your personal and professional livesThink about what you enjoyed when you felt the most 'you' to help guide you towards what you should be doing with your energy nowEngage in the LOVE reflection exercise to help you gain a clear picture of your authentic self and what truly matters to youThings to listen for:
    [05:28] Overcome pressure, burnout, and find balance
    [13:49] Reevaluate your tasks and reclaim energy
    [24:23] Embrace authenticity and tell your story
    [37:33] Looking towards the future work
    [42:32] “Stand Tall in Your Story” event on March 6th
    Connect with Rebecca:
    https://linktr.ee/rebeccafleetwoodhessionauthor
    Learn more about Rebecca’s 6 week course: https://www.rebeccafleetwoodhession.com/thrive2024-crafting-your-future-in-the-age-of-humanity?site_template_id=642200f9b9f10950720c7dd2

    (00:00) - WYOS: Authenticity 2024
    (00:10) - I D:

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

phylferrell ,

Clarity episode

Today was a great day!

I am an Alzheimer’s researcher and major advocate for women’s brain health. Our biggest science conference of the year was this week in Amsterdam. Many of us are flying home today with full heads, and full hearts, no voices, and exhausted on the inside!

So this morning I changed things up a bit, I
a) had breakfast with dear friends from around the world, US, Europe and Asia (social engagement)
b) took a long walk to the Amsterdam palace (exercise)
c) listened to a podcast about personal growth and development (mindfulness)

The podcast I listened to was this one, and I don’t think that it was a coincidence that it discussed the intentionality (and professional benefits) of creating a “clarity day” for yourself each month. I am adding one for sure.

Thank you!

230737 ,

Thank you for this podcast!

Some podcasts make you feel seen, some podcast inspire you, others are full of advice and action items that allow you to better yourself. Rarely does a podcast do all of those things but Rebecca manages to do that with Write Your Own Story. Love listening and learning things I didn’t know I needed both professionally and personally.

Radowney ,

Love Rebecca - her wisdom, her insights are top knotch!

This show is great for anyone at any point in their career. Life is a constant evolution and this content helps navigate the many paths.

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