Your Working Life is an award-winning podcast series hosted by career and professional development author, speaker, and influencer, Caroline Dowd-Higgins. Featuring candid interviews with luminaries in the career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness fields, listeners will benefit from wisdom about how to navigate life and career. Well-known personalities and industry experts including Tiffany Cross, Whitney Johnson, Guy Kawasaki, Melissa Daimler, and Marcus Buckingham give their personal take on how to thrive in your career. The podcast features a diverse array of experts with a special emphasis on female leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs.
Music and Neuroscience with Susan Drumm
Susan Drumm shares another important tool in her ongoing quest to help leaders be their best in both their professional and personal lives. Her book is, “The Leader’s Playlist: Unleash the Power of Music and Neuroscience to Transform your Leadership and Your Life”
Susan Drumm is on a mission to inspire and guide leaders to heal what holds them back and help them develop the capacity and mindset to lead in today’s increasingly disruptive environment. She has personally coached billionaire CEOs, high-profile political figures, prominent Fortune 100 executive teams as well as incredible entrepreneurs that set out to disrupt the marketplace.
She is CEO and Chief Empowerment Officer of her own firm, Meritage Leadership. She is also the host of the podcast and YouTube channel The Enlightened Executive, where she interviews founders and CEOs on the most cutting-edge programs, assessments, apps and techniques in personal and leadership effectiveness.
Developing New Leaders with Sharlee Lyons
Sharlee Lyons shows you how to boost your coaching and mentoring success with emerging leaders to help bridge the leadership gap. Her book is, “Average to All-Star: Equipping Young Leaders to Start Strong and Go Further Faster”
Sharlee Lyons is a multi-dimensional professional whose entire career has focused on developing others. A former Division 1 athlete, Sharlee brought her love of leadership coaching to the corporate and non-profit, and higher education sectors, serving more than twenty years as an expert in developing authentic emerging leaders and leadership teams. She is a Certified-Certified Strengths Coach, a Master Consultant with Growing Leaders, a Fascinate Certified Advisor and an accredited coach by the International Coaching Federation. Sharlee serves as a speaker, coach, teacher and consultant with a passion for working with individuals and teams to develop future leaders in all settings. www.sharleelyons.com
The Necessary Journey with Dr. Ella Washington
Dr. Ella Washington talks about the need for transparency and bolder action for DEI initiatives in companies around the world. Her book is, “The Necessary Journey: Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion”
Dr. Ella F. Washington is an organizational psychologist who finds inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity, and leadership. She has global consulting experience in financial services, sports and entertainment, oil and gas, higher education, and government and is the Founder and CEO of Ellavate Solutions. Both her research and client work focus on structural barriers to inclusion for diverse groups in the workplace and working with organizations to build inclusive cultures. She also works one-on-one with leaders to develop their inclusive leadership skills. Previously, Dr. Washington worked at Gallup as a Diversity and Inclusion subject-matter expert, where she provided insight to clients on issues of inclusion, culture, strategic diversity, and engagement. Dr. Washington is a on the management faculty at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. She earned her PhD in organizational behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and BA in Psychology from Spelman College.
Leading at a Distance with Jim Citrin
Jim Citrin talks about how remote work continues to evolve and change the workplace and how leaders can use practical tools to achieve virtual success. His book is, “Leading at a Distance: Practical Lessons for Virtual Success” co-authored by Darleen Derosa
Jim Citrin leads Spencer Stuart’s North American CEO Practice and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. During his 28-year tenure, he has completed over 750 CEO, Board Director and top executive searches for leading media, technology, communications, consumer and PE-backed companies, and not-for-profit institutions. He is an expert on leadership and CEO succession.
Humanizing the Remote Experience with Dr. Amy Mednick
Dr. Amy Mednick talks about transforming the virtual experience for the better. Her book is, “Humanizing the Remote Experience through Leadership and Coaching: Strategies for Better Virtual Connections”
Amy is a psychiatrist working in her own private practice. She earned her medical degree with Distinction in Research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from MIT. She specializes in the overlap between the humanities and neuroscience and leads a lecture series for psychiatric residents in training, social workers, and psychology trainees. She’s been involved in both brain research and linguistic research and has authored articles in Clinical Psychiatry News.
Transforming Burnout with Mia Baytop Russell
Mia Baytop Russell, PhD talks about reframing burnout to focus on engagement to inspire your team. Her book is, “Fired Up! A Guide to Transforming Your Team From Burnout to Engagement”
Mia has served in various roles across nonprofit, academic, and corporate sectors. Currently, as lecturer in the Center for Leadership Education at Johns Hopkins University, she teaches leadership and management courses. Drawing from personal interests and challenges with work-life integration and work-family conflict, Mia has spent decades exploring well-being in multiple contexts. Her research focuses on the sustainability of well-being, specifically family economic well-being and career/work-related well-being.