Merry Christmas! While the team is on holiday celebrating the season with family, we hope you enjoy this special episode from sister show, The Leadership Foundry Podcast. Brandon co-hosts the discussion on leading self featuring past guests, Ken Keen, Ashley Freeman and Darren Virassammy. May you find encouragement, inspiration and practical ways to better yourself as a leader as you listen. And if you haven't already, subscribe to "The Leadership Foundry Podcast" for new episodes on how you can be a better leader in 2023!
Excited to have my friend and mentor, Len Leritz, back on the show to discuss how to have better conversations. (It’s all about focusing on the other person, folks!)
Super excited about my conversation today with friend, colleague and returning guest, David Papa. Listen in as we discuss authenticity, fear, control and how to be your best self.
Today we’re releasing our 250th show celebration episode featuring:
… and a very special co-host, my daughter, Abby Smith!
Listen in to hear timeless highlights on how the brain works, leading under pressure, the rest you need, building culture, managing anxiety and more.
I had a lot of fun recording this episode and I know you’ll find value in listening. Enjoy!
Always love revisiting the RAPKG podcast with my dear friend and business partner, Randy Hain, the week of Thanksgiving.
RAPKG means showing Random Acts of Praise, Kindness and Gratitude - an action which we can always use reminding of. An action which should always be in practice.
As we get intentional this week, spending time in conversation with family and friends - let’s remember to both talk about it and show it… even beyond the dinner table.
Today on the Workplace Therapist Show, we’re talking about “The Secret Lives of Customers” with author, David Duncan. The word “customer” can have many definitions… customers can be internal or external. Listen in as David and I talk collecting the right data, working from home vs. the office and where vulnerability comes into play.
Today, I’m honored to have my friend and mentor of 20 years, Len Leritz, join me for an episode of The Workplace Therapist Show. Len takes us on a deep dive into the framework of how we think about how we process the world. It’s that internal communication - the lens we look through - that can cause problems for us especially if we’re reading from old scripts and beliefs. Listen in - I know you’ll find this episode as helpful and insightful as I did!
October marks Emotional Wellness Month and if you’re listening to this on the release date of October 10, today specifically is World Mental Health Day. Emotional well-being is an important topic. Today, we’re revisiting Brandon’s conversation with The Mental Health Comedian Frank King.
Over our last few episodes, we’ve discussed navigating through conflict, managing anxiety, building resiliency and self-awareness. In essence: we’ve learned about showing more kindness to others and ourselves. Another way we can take this a step further is to place ourselves in the shoes of others. We never know the battles someone else is facing, but with a little empathy, we can be better fellow human beings. I’m excited to be joined on a new episode today by Rob Volpe to share “Five Steps to Empathy”.
“In all drama, there’s always a lack of clarity.”
Such insight from today’s podcast guest, Marlene Chism. We have a great conversation filled with tips for guiding you through difficult conversations and moderating conflict.
I hope you'll listen in!
Happy Labor Day! I hope you’re off enjoying some time with family and friends. You know, we only have 4 months left in 2022. As things begin to rev back up for the fall season, it’s a great time to examine where our focus lies. To help us on this journey, we’re revisiting my podcast conversation with Andy Storch, Author of "Own Your Career, Own Your Life" on mindset.
Last month, Emily and I had the pleasure of traveling to Las Vegas for the 2022 NAPA Expo. I spoke to over 18,000 regional managers and store owners about how to master urgency when everything is urgent.
Today, we’re sharing takeaways from our time at the Expo, including some key challenges I see many leaders facing on a new episode.
“The only thing that frees us from anxiety is doing the thing you are afraid to do.” So many nuggets of advice for facing anxiety head-on today in a new episode of The Workplace Therapist Show with Licensed Counselor, Mazi Robinson. Mazi notes that our anger is often unaddressed anxiety. And folks, today we talk about how we’ve entered “next level” anxiety in post-pandemic times. But take heart, Mazi also walks us through how to build resiliency and turn things around.
Thanks so much for being a loyal follower of The Workplace Therapist Show! With your support, we’ve had over 115,000 all-time downloads!
Did you know we also have a new podcast called The Leadership Foundry Podcast where we take a deeper dive into issues and roadblocks impacting leaders in today’s hybrid workplace?
We talk about things like “why good leaders fail” - an episode featuring Jim Wetrich, “Three Core Principles for First-Time CEOs” with Chad Costley and this episode you’re about to hear with Sam Horn on “How to Talk to the Decision-Maker Who Doesn’t want to Talk to You).
Check out The Leadership Foundry Podcast on iTunes and MyLeadershipFoudry.com where you can catch up on past episodes.
Now - enjoy this special edition with host, Brandon Smith and Guest, Sam Horn, Founder and CEO of The Intrigue Agency.
Why does it feel like we’re experiencing more conflict in today’s workplace? My guest Leslie Nydick, The Conflict Strategist, says: “we’re talking about the conflict instead of running from it.” In this episode, we discuss ways to resolve friction with toxic co-workers and minimize conflict altogether in the workplace.
We hope you’re enjoying some REST and relaxation this 4th of July! The podcast team is off today, so we’re revisiting this fantastic episode with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith on the 7 Types of Rest You Need.
Excited to have my eldest son, Noah, with me on today’s Workplace Therapist Show! We talk about life as a working teenager, balancing school and career goals, managing both employees and customers and why he recommends “don’t always follow the money” (#prouddadmoment!). Listen in!
With my new book “The Author vs. Editor Dilemma” officially available and in your hands this Thursday (6/23/2022), be sure to catch today’s special “Ask the Workplace Therapist” edition of The Workplace Therapist Show! Creative Director, Emily Smith, joins as we answer questions from our listeners. I’m sharing specific examples of how to “author up” and “edit down” in the workplace. We discuss how to be more proactive as a direct report and ways to encourage your team to embrace the “Author vs. Editor” workflow so they get excited about work, feel involved and appreciated.
It’s an exciting podcast day because producer, Whitney, and I are back in front of the mics to talk about my new book, “The Author vs. Editor Dilemma: The Leadership Secret to Unlocking Your Team, Your Time, and Your Impact" launching Thursday, June 23, 2022!
In this book, I explain how to “author up” and “edit down” so you can reclaim control of your life and win back hours in your week. Listen in to learn more!
Today, I’m reflecting on this special episode of The Workplace Therapist Show where producer, Whitney, and I discuss why I wrote “The Hot Sauce Principle” and how we can apply it to our working relationships today. While it’s a fun episode, it’s a great reminder that life is not meant to be an endless sea of to-dos. It’s a reminder that, taking control of our schedules, projects and other forms of urgency in our lives is a form a self-care - because that means more time for doing other things we enjoy.
“The greatest opportunity you have in your career is when you’re happy in it.” I’m excited to have Dr. Benjamin Ritter with me on today’s episode of The Workplace Therapist Show to talk about authoring a career you love. Together, we cover how to retain talent and the three buckets where leaders need to live for their teams.
More than 70% of us feel like pretenders; we feel like everyone around us has their life together while we continue to swing and miss. My guest today on The Workplace Therapist Show, Dr. Carolyn Goerner, has gone great lengths to combat imposter syndrome, including trying out for Broadway! While the feelings of imposter syndrome never fully go away, we can give such thoughts less power. We can learn to embrace our authentic self! On the podcast, Carolyn shares her three steps to do just that.
To celebrate the upcoming release of my book, The Hot Sauce Principle, on Audible, I'm sharing the first chapter on today's episode of The Workplace Therapist Show.
When the world shut down in March 2020, I was in the final editing stages of the book and felt a momentary sense of panic: had the book I spent all these months writing suddenly become obsolete? But still, two years after we first shut down, the urgency epidemic is as prevalent as ever.
So, I invite you to revisit and review The Hot Sauce Principle: How to Live and Lead in a World Where Everything is Urgent All of the Time.
Dive into the first chapter now!
If you're yearning for some learning, you've come to the right place. Today's Workplace Therapist Show guest is the World's Fastest Reader and holds the Guinness Book of World Records title (for reading more than 25,000 words a minute and writing more than 100 words a minute!) to match! Howard Berg joins me to explain the value of schema, comprehension and EQ for faster learning.
I've got an inspiring conversation with Michael Unbroken for this edition of the podcast. Michael is a coach and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma and, while his story can be hard to hear, he has turned his own journey around serving as a guiding light for others today. We talk about clarity being key to self-discovery and how to avoid growth derailers.