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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 27, 2021

This show is the GOAT! (And if you're not sure what that means, you definitely need to revisit this "Generational Communication" episode with my daughter, Abby Smith.

Dec 20, 2021

If your boss can trust you to get work done and take care of any fires that arise, you'll give them the ability to work ON their business (instead of IN the business). And that's what every boss wants this year for Christmas.

Dec 13, 2021

To understand our strengths, we must be vulnerable to recognize our weaknesses. Today on the podcast, CANDOR Founder and CEO, Tish Squillaro joins me to discuss the seven emotions. Specifically, we tap into three steps for leaders to overcome thoughts of insecurity.

Dec 6, 2021

It's no secret that our careers look different at 50 than they do at 25. On the podcast today, John Tarnoff joins me to share tips for bulletproofing your career and three factors you need to understand to face this new set of challenges. John is an Executive & Career Transition Coach, Career Strategist for Mid-Late Career Professionals and author of "Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream Career Over 50." I know you'll take as many notes as I did!

Nov 29, 2021

With the pandemic still in force and year-end holidays approaching, we're discussing a heavier topic on The Workplace Therapist Show today. To bring hope and humor, 7x TED Talk speaker and Tonight Show writer, Frank King - The Mental Health Comedian joins me to talk about suicide and depression. We discuss signs you or a loved one might be struggling, the necessity of a self-care plan and how we can better handle mental health in the workplace.

Nov 22, 2021

In honor of the holiday week, I'm pulling one of my favorite shows on gratitude from the vault. My friend and business partner, Randy Hain, explains RAPKG (Random Acts of Praise, Kindness and Gratitude) and shares ways we can communicate this in the workplace and at home. 

Nov 15, 2021

I'm excited to be joined by Rusty Chadwick, Director at WinShape Teams and Co-Author of the book, TEAM WORK. Rusty and I discuss the two characteristics of a high performing team and the role leaders play in both forming teams... and keeping them together. This is important information in today's hybrid workplace! I took a lot of helpful notes and know you will too.

Nov 8, 2021

When working from home, it can be easy to feel undervalued at work. "Out of sight, out of mind" - right? We're sharing tips for handling unappreciative co-workers and answer your other workplace relationship questions on this Ask the Therapist edition of The Workplace Therapist Show.

Nov 1, 2021

Do the pandemic and a hybrid work schedule still have you feeling a little... lost? We're talking purpose, lazy co-workers, and how to deal with that suspected office romance on this "Ask the Therapist" edition of the podcast. 

Oct 25, 2021

"Fear can be a driver or a barricade". What is fear to you? Today on a new episode of The Workplace Therapist Show, Jacqueline Wales, Author of The Fearless Factor and The Fearless Factor @ Work, shares how to thrive through fear and build trust in a distrustful world. A topic we could all learn more about!

Oct 18, 2021

On this episode of the podcast, I’m excited to welcome back my good friend and business partner, Randy Hain, as we discuss his new book: Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation. Randy explains candor, clarity and communication (three ingredients he says form the compass for leaders and aspiring leaders), along with tips for protecting the “air” in your calendar.

Oct 4, 2021

How can we make ourselves stand out in a company? Today, my good friend John Kim returns to the show to discuss the world of consulting and how to ask the right questions in your business.

Sep 27, 2021

From leading Haiti earthquake relieve efforts, to working in Pakistan after Osama bin Laden was killed, Ken Keen has seen just about everything. He joins me today to discuss leading through crisis and how you can apply some of these concepts in your own workplaces.

Sep 20, 2021

How do show up for our team as a whole leader?  Today on the show, Rob McKenna joins me to discuss how to build up your team and become the leader your were meant to be!

Sep 13, 2021

Today on the podcast I’m welcoming back Jennifer Kahnweiler, speaker, researcher and author of several leadership books including “Quiet Influence” and “The Introverted Leader.” Jennifer and I discuss how the “new normal” work environment affects both the extroverts and introverts on your team. If you’re wondering how, as a leader, you can support your people to be their best, Jennifer suggests the answer involves getting curious and listening. 

 

In this conversation we chat about:

* The benefits of an out-of-office workplace experience in its ability to allow focus and promote productivity

*How a hybrid workplace affects the introverts and extroverts on your team

* How to run a virtual meeting where everyone participates

* How to promote community for the introverts and extroverts on your team.

Books, Articles, Tools & Resources mentioned on this episode:

Check out Jennifer’s latest research and the article she wrote about the advantages of working from home.

Introverts Working From Home: How to Make Them Thrive 

 

Do you wonder how conducive your workplace is to introverts’ success? Use Jennifer’s assessment tool to find out!

Creating An Introvert-Friendly Workplace Quiz 

 

In our conversation, Jennifer mentioned a recent HBR article about the considerations companies need to take in determining what the future of work should look like for their organization. You can read that at How to Do Hybrid Right.

 

Jennifer’s Life Hack for Better Conversations in the Workplace and Beyond:

Take time apart from those you’re with. Make sure you take breaks from people; get outside and take time away to allow yourself a chance to reset. Outside is a healthy SPACE, use it for your good!

Aug 30, 2021
What makes a Whole Person Workplace? Today’s guest, Scott Behson, author of “The Whole Person Workplace” and Professor of Management and the Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University has just written a book to help us answer the question.
Scott explained the title of his book came from a quote from one of the people he interviewed as part of his research. He says, “The person told me, ‘We have to recognize we get the whole person through the door. We get their hands, back, heart and mind. And they’re at all different places in their lives. We have realize we have to do our very best to take care of them.'"
If you’d like to learn more about Scott, check him out at his website. And if you’d like a copy of his latest book or any of his previous ones, you can order them at amazon or wherever books are sold!
Aug 23, 2021

There’s no doubt that after 18 months of living during the COVID pandemic, there’s a pervading sense of weariness and low-level anxiety. As my guest,  Wasser describes it, we’re living in a state of “Present Traumatic Stress Disorder which creates a mid-level of daily stress before our day has even begun. If you’re feeling exhausted, you’re not the only one. So, should you be taking a Mental Health Day to re-set? Perhaps, though most of us won’t. Today Jason and I dive in to explore the beliefs and stories we tell that keep us from giving ourselves the care we need.
We talk about reverse-engineering the lives we want and the questions to ask in order to get there.
I love these questions Jason presents: What are you here to do? How do you get your stakeholders rallied around a common cause?
What’s the most important thing to do for you?
What beliefs do you have that prevent you from feeling like you have a choice?
Why do you feel GUILTY for taking self-care?
What makes you feel like you’re being selfish?
What are the should’s and supposed to's that are keeping you from doing it?
What are you afraid to ask for?
As always, Jason and I have a great conversation, I hope you’ll listen in. If you want to learn more about Jason, check him out at Jason Wasser or listen to his podcast at The You Winning Life Podcast.

Aug 16, 2021

It’s an Ask the Therapist segment on the podcast this week! Listen in as my favorite producer and I take on some of your toughest questions from when you think you might be bad at your job to your boss’s social media, to remote team motivation. We have some great conversations—I hope you’ll #listenin!

Aug 9, 2021
Do you or does someone on your team struggle with ADHD? Dyslexia? Sensory dysfunction? How can you and those around you create a better environment so that everyone can do their best work? Today my guest is Alex Golden Gilbert, founder of Cape-able Consulting, who specializes
in assisting clients who have learning challenges discover the tools to thrive in the workplace and beyond. It’s an important conversation to have with yourself as well as the members of your team and even your boss. Alex does a great job providing ideas of how to successfully approach these conversations. If you’d like to learn more about Alex’s work and all the great stuff she does in the world, check her out at Cape-Able Consulting. You can also find her on LinkedIn at Alex Gilbert on LinkedIn.
Aug 2, 2021
Post-pandemic has been a perfect time for some self-reflection and to ask ourselves “what is it I really need?” This week’s guest, Jette Stubbs host of the “Happy Career Formula” Podcast and I talk about applying this as a career question in order to find career bliss. There’s a lot to consider—I hope you’ll #listen in!
Jul 26, 2021

When we think of the workplace, fun isn't one of the first words that come to mind for many of us. But my guest today, Dr. Bob Nelson is on a mission to change that! Dr. Bob and I discussed how we can reinforce good behavior in fun ways and what people can learn in his newest book!

Jul 19, 2021
Today I’m excited to introduce my guest, Andy Storch, author, speaker and host of the “Own Your Career Own Your Life” podcast. Today Andy and I discuss the Power of Perspective and Mindset. Andy shares some great insight about how to practically
shift your focus in a way that benefits and empowers us to change it’s powerful stuff.
 
Want to learn more about Andy and all the Great work he’s doing in the world? Buy a copy of his book: “Own Your Career, Own Your Life.”  Wanna find out more about Andy’sThree Questions? Check out his materials at ownyourcareerownyourlife.bonus  And listen in on his podcast, Own Your Career Show.
Jul 12, 2021
What we don’t do well at work, we often don’t do well at home.  Challenges in our personal life are often challenges in our professional life. This week’s guest is Dr Ian Brooks, founder of Rhodes Smith Consulting and author of the recently published book “Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your
Story”. We discuss how to make changes in our daily lives, from identifying what needs to be different, to achieving it. It’s a great conversation—I hope you’ll #listenin!
Jun 28, 2021

“There’s no such thing as work-life balance.” If you’re struggling to find the ever-elusive work-life balance, you’re not alone. Today’s guest is Jen Fisher,  Deloitte Consulting’s Chief Well-Being Officer in the United States. In this role, she drives the strategy and innovation around work-life, health, and wellness. She empowers Deloitte’s people to prioritize their well-being so they can be at their best in both their professional and personal lives. Fisher frequently speaks and writes about well-being at work and hosts WorkWell, a podcast series on the latest work-life trends. This week her new book, “Work Better Together,” which she co-authored with her colleague, Anh Phillips, debuts on Amazon and wherever else you buy books. Check it out here!If you liked listening to Jen or want to find out more about what she does, check out her podcast WorkWell, or find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jen-fisher-7403868

Jun 21, 2021

How would you act differently if you had to live with your customers 24-7?  What about if you had to live with your co-workers 24-7?  That’s the experience of today’s guest, Paul Rutter.  Paul has had over 40 years in the Hospitality/Travel/Cruise industries.  Having served as Cruise Director onboard some of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, Paul has enjoyed a unique experience.  He’s author of "Repeat Business Inc: The Business of Staying in Business" and his new upcoming book "You Can't Make This Ship Up: Business Strategies, Life Lessons and True Stories from 40 Years at Sea" will be available on Amazon later this month.

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