Episodes

Ep52: The Business Sommelier

June 5, 2018

“I fired a client recently”, Eliot says, with a twinkle in his eye and some understated elation in his voice. And so begins today’s story. Sometimes, we have clients that, although they are wonderful and maybe even very profitable, aren’t a...

Ep51: The Line Between Satisfied and Full

May 29, 2018

You can hardly expect Jodi to go to Italy without bringing back some stories. In this episode of So Here’s My Story, we learn about what eating for pleasure might have to do with business, and why joy might be more important to the process than you...

Ep50: Nicht Tiefgründig

May 22, 2018

“I wish I could, but I just can’t”. Have you ever heard that phrase and thought to yourself, “yes, you could. You just don’t want to”? Have you ever said that to someone, but known that it wasn’t the whole truth? In this episode of So...

Ep49: "With Your Tray Tables Locked In an Upright Position"

May 15, 2018

Sometimes in your organization, there needs to be a bit of transparency. But, it needs to be just the right amount. How do you give your employees a peek behind the curtain without unleashing all of your company’s problems? It’s a fine balancing...

Ep48: The Shared Priority

May 8, 2018

Have you ever had a client try to get you to serve two opposing masters at once? How do you get them to settle on a priority so that you can move forward? In this episode, we talk about just that. Why is that important for business? There are certain...

Ep47: Sink, or Swim, or Other

May 1, 2018

Whether it is learning the guitar, jumping in the pool, or doing something brand new in business, feeling foolish is a powerful motivator to keep us from growing. In those moments, it isn’t always enough to just keep the door open for the person....

Ep46: The Art of Finishing Well

April 24, 2018

We don't talk about endings enough, especially not ending things well, with as much celebration as we began them. And that is exactly what this episode is about. Why is that important for business? Consider ending your business, or a product line, or...

Ep45: The Second Question Zing

April 17, 2018

Ever have the networking equivalent of a glass of water: it has substance, but no flavor? This episode is all about those conversations you have that don’t feel like a connection at all. Luckily, it’s also about how to have better conversations,...

Ep44: How Strong is Your Core (Competency)?

April 10, 2018

If you are someone who has ever worked with a fitness trainer, you have probably heard their mantra: “engage your core”. It turns out, almost everything you do in fitness becomes easier, safer and the results more prominent when you involve the...

Ep43: When Words Go Awry

April 3, 2018

When you enter a new environment or talk to someone who isn’t as intimately familiar to yourself as you are, it can be hard to navigate the language gap. Even when you think you know what someone means, words can mean considerably different things...

Ep42: The Power of the Petty

March 27, 2018

Here you are, just trying to live your life, trying to use your brain to solve complex life problems or just navigate your way through Costco, and all you can think about is some unresolved conversation or situation that has lodged itself in the most...

Ep41: The Sound of Silence

March 20, 2018

Knowing when to show up is an art form all its own. Ever found yourself saying more than you should, just to fill the silence? This episode is all about knowing when to stop talking, and when to let a lack of talking enrich the conversation. If...

Ep40: There is an I in team

March 13, 2018

It isn’t uncommon for businesses to be stalled by interpersonal conflict, which seems like it might call for some serious Business Couples Counseling. But at the root of that conflict can be a more technical problem with an easier fix. When the...

Ep39: How to Combat Your Inner Business Toddler

March 6, 2018

In business, emotions can run high. And when emotions are high, often our inner Business Toddler comes out, which can make professional discourse seem impossible. In those moments, all of our instincts are counterproductive to a healthy work...

Ep38: When Knowledge Isn't Enough

Feb. 27, 2018

Have you ever been given information – fascinating information, even – that you almost immediately forgot? There was most likely a critical piece missing in your education on that topic - the stark difference between knowledge and knowing just...

Ep37: Of Paper Towels and Nespresso Machines

Feb. 20, 2018

Over at the World Wide So Here’s My Story Podcast Headquarters, we have lots of great discussions. But this one is special, because it all started with a trip to the washroom. Solutions often have unintended consequences, consequences that could...

Ep36: The Massage Saga Continues...

Feb. 13, 2018

Have you ever walked into a space, and something in the environment made you uncomfortable? Or maybe you entered a work space and thought “this space is perfectly suited to the work being done in it.” Creating a space – whether the actual...

Ep35: Want-Shaming Free Zone

Feb. 6, 2018

Have you ever asked someone a question – a deeper question that gets at who they really are – and received an “I don’t know” in return? This episode is all about the really good conversations that are possible when you ask - in just the...