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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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Oct 3, 2022

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”.

Sep 19, 2022

“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! 

Sep 5, 2022

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.

Aug 29, 2022

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. 

Aug 15, 2022

“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.

Aug 1, 2022

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. 

Jul 11, 2022

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. 

Jul 4, 2022

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. 

Jun 27, 2022

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!

Jun 20, 2022

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.

Jun 13, 2022

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! 

May 30, 2022

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.

May 23, 2022

“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.

May 2, 2022

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.

Mar 28, 2022

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! 

Mar 21, 2022

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.

Mar 14, 2022

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.

Feb 28, 2022

Ed Frauenheim joins me on today's Workplace Therapist Show to take a deep dive into gender roles. Specifically, he breaks down the 5 C's needed to make a shift in the way we view masculinity. In his findings, Ed explains how the best leaders are perceived as being the most open... and that's leading with heart!

Feb 14, 2022
A common theme I've noticed spanning across our recent podcasts is the concept of self-care. While it may seem counterintuitive, a leader's ability to show up for their team (through things like eating well and sleeping soundly) puts us in a better place to serve. Terri Lonowski of Soulful Listening joins me to share her secrets for becoming a better communicator. Two key takeaways? Listen more than you speak... and take care of yourself. It all comes together folks!
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. 

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