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Podcast | May 31, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Palmer about his experience helping organizations with instruction programs to help teams of all kinds build the cultures they need to excel.  He shares a thoughtful definition of ‘culture’ and why it’s important to sustain healthy teams.  Later, Michael shares some tips to develop better communication practices at work.  We then discuss the importance of ‘purpose’ at work.   Listen in for Michael’s interesting thoughts on the criteria all high-performing teams meet.

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Podcast | May 24, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Elrod about her experience helping organizations of people work better together, stress, and self-care at work. She shares some thoughts on why organizations should prioritize like-hearted over like-minded teams. Later, Emily explores topics like positive deviance, how to leverage dopamine, and progress over perfection. We then discuss what it takes to keep calm at work and emotional regulation. Listen in for more interesting thoughts on ways people, places, and things go from stressed to strategic.

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Podcast | May 17, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Leah Fleischner about her experience in working with startups, coaching executives, and leading enterprise change initiatives.  She shares some thoughts on the needs and motivations of todays worker that’s driving the ‘Great Resignation’.  Later, Leah explores topics like mental health while working remote, why words matter, and the masculine-feminime expressions of leadership.  We then discuss what it takes to be a great coach.   Listen in for more interesting thoughts on moving forward with grace.

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Podcast | May 10, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kate Leto about her experience in Product Management, Organizational Development, and Personal Development industries that has taken her around the world. She shares how self-awareness can help make you a better leader, develop confidence, and battle imposter syndrome. Later, Kate explains why changing Organizations must first start with changing individuals and teams. We then discuss different types of leadership skills and how to develop them. Listen in for more interesting thoughts on how to build higher-performing teams.

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Podcast | May 3, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Peter Gray about his years of experience creating more collaborative organizations through his work studying professional networks.  He shares how the pandemic has impacted workplace networks and influenced innovation.  Later, Peter explains how the size, reach, and quality of a professional's network impacts their career.  We then discuss how the future of work will reward team performance over the individual.   Listen in for more interesting thoughts on the future of work.

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Podcast | April 26, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Shannon Varcoe about her experience building a career as a designer and facilitator focused on injecting more play into our work. She shares how her diverse background in theater and engineering has informed her work. Later, Shannon addresses some uncomfortable moments in facilitation like reflections, silence, play, and debriefing. We then discuss correctness, momentum, and collaboration. Listen in for interesting thoughts on the future of teamwork.

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Podcast | April 19, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Liam Marin about his experience building conferences and software for Remote Work advocates. He shares why he builds products and services that are defined by the concept of giving workers the flexibility to work wherever they want, whenever they want. Later, Liam offers tips on how to manage Remote Work with asynchronous communication. We then discuss connection vs. free work, ideas vs. execution, and management vs leadership. Listen in for Remote Work trends and predictions.

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Podcast | April 12, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jacques W Martiquet about his time working as an International Facilitator who designs belonging experiences for people-first companies and unusual events.  He shares why it’s ironic that the more he learns about facilitation and human connection, the less he identifies with the word ‘party’.  Later, Jacques explains why his work as an EMT and obsession with public health, and specifically, the health benefits of human connection lead to his current career.  We then discuss a few of his favorite terms like ‘fun quotient and the ‘threshold of acceptability.   Listen in for inspiration on how to host your own events that put human connection first.  

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Podcast | April 5, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rodney Evans about her 20+ years as an adaptive organization designer and future of work consultant.  She shares how rebellion first led to her interest in helping teams explore new ways of working together and self-managing systems.  Later, Rodney asks some great questions like: “what does it take to help teams thrive?  What are some good foundational agreements for teams?  And what does participatory change look like?”  We then discuss the criteria for filtering out bad clients to work with.  Listen in for inspiration on how to build the shared responsibility to help teams execute their own change.  

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Podcast | March 29, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Sean Harvey about his 20+years of experience working in personal, organizational, and societal transformation as a Purpose, Talent, and Org Development consultant. He explains how the healing work of men serves as a critical lever and catalyst for building compassionate bridges across society. We then discuss heart transformation and how to use it to understand yourself. Listen in for inspiration on how to use compassion to unlock the healing power of men.