Episodes

Ep203: The Sombrero on the Wall

May 11, 2021

Have you ever thought you nailed an interview – maybe even had a standing ovation-level interview – but still ended up in second place? Maybe went out and celebrated and got yourself a giant celebratory hat? Let’s talk about…

Ep202: Never-Ending Not Change

May 4, 2021

You can learn a lot about how to handle change (and seemingly never-ending not change) by taking two 20-hour train rides. Or you can just listen to Jodi’s story instead.  Why is that important for business?  Things feel like…

Ep201: The Importance of Culture

April 27, 2021

Ever struggle between what’s best for your client, and what’s best for the culture of your organization? Both are critical to your long-term success, so let’s talk about how to navigate those decisions.  Why is that importan…

Ep200: Business Lessons from Scammers

April 20, 2021

Have you ever thought about a scammer, “you are very bad at your job?” What if, instead, it’s an issue of leadership at Scam Headquarters? What if scammers could use business coaches too?  Why is that important for business?…

Ep199: The Next New Normal

April 13, 2021

What are you excited to return to, post-pandemic, and what parts do you plan to bring into your “new normal”? Sometimes, a meme can spark some really interesting conversations.  Why is that important for business?  We didn’t…

Ep198: Replay - In Sickness and In Health

April 6, 2021

REPLAY OF EPISODE 69: When illness befell the Hume household, Jodi learned an important lesson about empathy, and how bad we can be at empathizing if we haven’t experienced something for ourselves. It turns out, empathy invo…

Ep197: You-Shaped Feedback

March 30, 2021

How do you pick a mentor? What is necessary to being a good mentor? And do you still need a Sherpa if you have already summited the mountain? Why is that important for business?  Mentors or NA sponsors are something that suc…

Ep196: Training Your People to Fetch Pillows

March 23, 2021

It turns out, you can train a dog to stop barking if you train him to retrieve throw cushions instead. Let’s find out how that trick can work with humans. Why is that important for business?  When you see a behaviour you don…

Ep195: Brakes vs. Breaks

March 16, 2021

A lot of car ads discuss the importance of going from zero to 100, but rarely they talk about how well they go from 100 to zero. And it turns out, neither do businesses.  Why is that important for business?  Business owners …

Ep194: Verve & Business Opportunities

March 9, 2021

When you see a business opportunity, it’s natural to focus on the potential return on investment, and the consequences if it doesn’t work. But it’s important to remember another key question: what happens if it does work? Wh…

Ep193: Actionable Clarity

March 2, 2021

Overwhelmed with all the plates you have to keep spinning as an entrepreneur? It might be time to examine some of those plates and see which ones you don’t actually need to be spinning.  Why is that important for business?  …

Ep192: Expectations & Insulin

Feb. 23, 2021

Whether you are responding to a college applicant or your insulin-dependent wife, sometimes it can be a thin line between building expectations and letting them build expectations in a vacuum.  Why is that important for busi…

Ep191: Am I Getting Warmer?

Feb. 16, 2021

Feedback is important, even (maybe even especially) if it is negative. But in the absence of something that tells you when you are getting warmer, it can be hard to find the right path. Why is that important for business?  I…

Ep190: Protecting Your Referral Cred

Feb. 9, 2021

Referrals – they’re the lifeblood of business, so they say. But how do you make sure you keep your referral cred (much like street cred, but with referrals) when you can’t assess the quality of the work of the person to whom…

Ep189: Overwhelm and the Stomp

Feb. 2, 2021

Business and life are full of moments of overwhelm and disorientation. And in those moments, we need to take a moment to identify what works to help us locate some grounding. We need to find our stomp, or our spit.  Why is t…

Ep188: When The Home Office Isn't Working

Jan. 26, 2021

How do you delineate when work ends and home life begins when both happen in the same space? Why is that important for business?  There is something important to many people about the distinctions between work and home life,…

Ep187: Your Gut vs The Data

Jan. 19, 2021

Do you ever get data that has historically proven accurate and helpful, but just ignored it because…you wanted to? How do you determine when to listen to recommendations, and when to follow your intuition? Why is that import…

Ep186: Rules, Guardrails and...Kevin

Jan. 12, 2021

How do you balance too many rules with too few? How about exceptions? And where do you fall on Methodists and Evil Kevin? Let’s talk about all of that (and more!) Why is that important for business?  It is easy to overdo or …

Ep 185: Generational Superpowers

Jan. 5, 2021

Is there a generational divide in your business or place of work? Leaning into the differences – and the superpowers – of each generation can make your business stronger. For instance, how can you exploit the Gen X superpowe…

Ep184: Entrepreneurs Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Dec. 29, 2020

Billy Joel and Hamilton sang about it, but what is your relationship with satisfaction? How can entrepreneurs, with their knack for always striving, develop a relationship with satisfaction, and is it even important to do th…

Ep183: The Garbage Bag Full of Salad & Working Remotely

Dec. 22, 2020

Ever been so focused on the planning that you don’t take into account the delivery method? Ah, the lessons we learn from a garbage bag full of salad, lobster-chip cookies, and acres of pizza.  Why is that important for busin…

Ep182: Success Mindset & Quarantine Shaming

Dec. 15, 2020

There is a big difference between how the haves and the have nots think and talk about money, access and resources. Those differences show up in your business, too, and we should talk about it.  Why is that important for bus…

Ep181: Tell Me The Truth

Dec. 8, 2020

“Tell me the truth” – are there any four words more fraught with potential discord than those?  But if someone asks you a “tell me the truth” question, it’s important to consider that might not be the question you should be …

Ep180: The Value of Suffering

Dec. 1, 2020

If you’ve ever seen a debate about student loan forgiveness, then you’ve heard some version of, “I had to pay my loan back, so should they.” But at what point does “fairness” become lack of leadership, and focusing on indivi…