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The Workplace Therapist Show

Curing Dysfunction from the Cubicle to the Corner Office. Got a bad boss? Struggling with what’s next in your career? Work/life balance out of whack? Making your job and your life better is what “The Workplace Therapist Show” is all about. I promise to bring you some of the best ideas, experts and life hacks. And most importantly, I promise not to hold back. There will be no sugar-coating or avoiding the tough conversations. My commitment to you is to always be real, honest and a little bit irreverent.
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Dec 18, 2017

“Take it personally; stay healthy.” It’s true: nonprofits require your time investment, but they also require emotional investment. Justin Miller, CEO of CARE for AIDS joins me to share how leadership in the nonprofit space varies from leadership in the corporate world. In an environment where lives are at stake, not just deadlines, Justin shares how he keeps his team motivated and refreshed while giving back to others and fighting back against AIDS.

Dec 11, 2017

Who do you buy gifts for? How much should you spend? What rules govern the holiday office party? On this Leadership Therapy edition of the podcast, I’m answering all your questions surrounding holiday celebrations at the office.

Dec 4, 2017

This show is the GOAT! That's right, my daughter, Abbigail Smith is back with an update on the latest trending phrases you need to know in order to effectively communicate with GenZers. Plus, she shares marketing and shopping tips just in time for the holidays. 

Nov 27, 2017

“Gratitude is a mindset.” As Serviam Partners Founder and President, Randy Hain explains, we need to be intentional about showing others how thankful we are for them - and we need to do so throughout the year! In this podcast, Randy explains RAPKG (Random Acts of Praise, Kindness and Gratitude) and shares ways we can communicate this in the workplace and at home.

Nov 20, 2017
Being intentional about our work and the way we live is impactful, both at the office and at home. It makes us better leaders and better parents. ConnextionPoint Services Founder, Amy Balog joins the podcast to share three forces all leaders need to be intentional: force of calm, of clarity and of conviction. 
Nov 13, 2017
Whether you’re looking for connections to make your next career move or need to bring new talent on board, there are best practices for maximizing your time with an executive search firm. Matt Tovrog, Partner at Bell Oaks shares what you need to know before sitting down for that first meeting or hitting connect” on LinkedIn - both at the individual level and company level. 
Nov 6, 2017

For better or worse, emotions are contagious in the workplace. So how do we build a culture around all things good, from a dedicated and caring leader, to pleasant relationships with coworkers to top-notch productivity? David Shanklin, Head of Culture Strategy at CultureIQ explains how understanding the why” behind your organization will help eliminate dysfunction at the culture level and point the way towards a better work environment. 

Oct 30, 2017

Zombie, vampire, diva. Chances are, you have some of these scary coworkers sitting at the desk beside you! In our special halloween edition, Mr. Incredible (aka Brandon Smith) and Cher (aka Whitney Mendoza) take a look at all the different types of scary coworkers and offer tips to avoid being haunted in the workplace! 

Oct 23, 2017

The workforce just isn’t the same. 30 year long careers with the same company just don’t happen. So how do we prepare for career change and chart the right course? Paulette Corbin, Founder of Corbin Executive Coaching and Executive Director at ChapterTwo joins the podcast to share five tips for navigating your career. 

Oct 16, 2017

Rule #1: If you’re in it for money, don’t bother!” Who better to discuss the ingredients of being a successful entrepreneur than with Charles Goetz, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Emory University! As Author, serial entrepreneur and starter of nine new ventures, Charles shares invaluable insight for anyone considering the path of entrepreneurship.  

Oct 9, 2017

Feel like everyday is take your emotions to work" day? Dr. Genie Burnett, Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Founding Partner of the Manna Fund, joins Brandon to take a closer look at the root cause of our thoughts and emotions (which can often link back to our home life). Among her tips, Dr. Genie tells us to write a book, don't read a book” because our emotions are much better on paper than being yelled out in the office! 

Oct 2, 2017

With the growing virtual workforce, keeping a consistent culture becomes increasingly difficult. How can we prompt the adoption of new tech while maintaining balance and presence at work? Christina Ambrose, current MBA student at Emory University joins Brandon to walk us through the process from BYOD, to the board of directors to the impact on customers. 

Sep 25, 2017

To date or not to date in the workplace? This week on a special Leadership Therapy edition of the Brandon Smith Show, Whitney Mendoza and Natalie Fitzgibbons (both in long-term relationships that started at work) share insight for navigating the office romance. How do you know a coworker is attracted to you? Should you give in to feelings or beware? We’re covering it all! 

Sep 19, 2017

At times, being purposeful can feel uncomfortable! While speaking, building content and even forming new relationships seems daunting, these are the best paths to form influence. Jennifer McClure, CEO Unbridled Talent and DisruptHR joins the show to explain these steps and how best to implement them. 

Sep 12, 2017
Get the feeling your boss ins’t your biggest fan? Vague performance reviews, a demotion or a non-responsive boss are all warning signs. In this Leadership Therapy edition of the Brandon Smith Show, Brandon details four signs your boss isn’t into you and how to handle each situation! 
Sep 5, 2017

The days of your employer managing your career for you are over! Tom Darrow, Founder and Principal of Talent Connections, LLC and Career Spa, LLC says we need to think of ourselves, not as employees, but as free agents. In today’s show, Tom details three areas to focus on to start managing your career before you need that next job. 

Aug 29, 2017

It can be easy to find purpose at work… we’re hired to complete a specific set of tasks that are vital to the company. But, how do we find purpose during retirement or a major career shift? And can our purpose change? In this Leadership Therapy edition, Brandon shares important insight for continued growth and meaning in life during all seasons.  

Aug 22, 2017

“Being in the military is a team sport.” And, when you break it down, isn’t life? Ken Keen, Associate Dean for Leadership Development at Emory University's Goizueta Business School and retired Lieutenant General of the Army shares amazing insight on being a leader, learning from the past to prevent future mistakes and why, while the mission is first, people always.” 

Aug 15, 2017

The workday gets busy and it’s easy to forget about our health. We feel required to work at our desks to fit in that extra e-mail, we move from meeting to meeting and then we take the stress of work home with us on our cell phones and computers! In this episode, Arefa Cassoobhoy, Senior Medical Director at Web MD, shares three easy ways we can stay healthy at the office. 

Aug 8, 2017

Our brain creates 10,000 new neurons each day! But as Emory University Professor, Rick Gilkey says, “use it or lose it.” Take a dive into your brain during this episode as Rick shares insight on deep questions like: Can people really change? How do we live to see 100? And, why do opposites attract? Because if you better understand how your brain functions, you better understand yourself and your relationships.

Aug 1, 2017

On a special edition of the Brandon Smith Show, Host and Workplace Therapist, Brandon Smith and John Kim of Emory University Goizueta Business School hit the road to talk about S curves. There are times in business and in life when we reach plateaus; other times, we’re on the uphill climb. Is either good or bad? And what can we do to overcome those slumps? Brandon and John have what you need to know!

Jul 25, 2017

“Doing more doesn’t make you more valuable.” Now that’s a tough statement to swallow! Executive Coach and Guardian of Your Future, Jodie Charlop, joins Brandon on the show to share three tips for overcoming the production trap to take back your life and add more value.

Jul 18, 2017

Slackers, rockstar employees with bad attitudes, the backstabber… shall we go on? During this episode of Leadership Therapy, Brandon Smith, the Workplace Therapist, examines the various types of dysfunctional employees and offers three tips on how we can deal with them and remain happy in the workplace!

Jul 11, 2017

Love & Profit Founder, David Papa joins Brandon to share 3 practices we can implement to live life to the fullest and become better spiritual leaders. David shares his journey of spiritual and self discovery, and reminds us to be brave on the path; don’t let the fear of disliking what you may find stop you… because you may love it!

Jul 4, 2017

Workplace anxiety can rear its ugly head in 3 main forms. But take heart! There are ways to overcome this dysfunction that spreads so easily among our offices and cubicles. Brandon Smith, The Workplace Therapist, offers practical steps for both employees and managers seeking to calm anxiety and help their teams live happier, more fulfilled lives.

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