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We All Feel Like Impostors: My Chat With Amy Cuddy

It was amazing to talk with Amy Cuddy last month about presence. She threw down the gauntlet almost immediately by telling her elevator pitch story about how she crashed and burned when in a high-pressure situation where she was asked to give her 30-second spiel in an actual elevator to rock stars in her industry. It was amazing, and encouraging, to hear from someone known for helping millions get grounded before important presentations in their lives, that she deals with the same issues as the rest of us! We discussed afterwit, the idea that it is so…

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Presence: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are with Amy Cuddy

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge, interview, or networking event and immediately wished for a do over? If that question intrigues you, please listen to my interview with Amy Cuddy: In her book, The Power of Presence, Harvard psychologist and TED stage  star Amy Cuddy reveals how to unleash your boldest self to heighten your confidence, influence others, and perform at your peak.  I feel incredibly fortunate that Amy agreed to sit down with me to discuss the topic of presence and how to use simple strategies to help ourselves stay grounded in life’s stressful moments. I hope you enjoy…

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KC Carter

This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter

If you’ve noticed that maintaining presence is a key to enjoying the business, family or impact you’re building, you are in the right place. – KC Carter A Kriyaban yogi, meditation guru, and company culture expert, Kristoffer (KC) Carter is a living, breathing example of awake, on-purpose living. Quick to laugh and exquisitely present, KC has devote his career to helping people live epic lives by optimizing one’s experience, from the inside out. Intrigued? Please join me for: This Epic Life: Start from Where You Are with KC Carter  Tuesday, 4/26 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET RSVP for this…

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How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter

Membership is the future of all business models…organizations that don’t evolve will fail. ~ Robbie Kellman Baxter Please join me for: How to Thrive in the Membership Economy with Robbie Kellman Baxter Wednesday, 3/23 at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. A childhood friend of mine, Robbie took a “big sexy idea” and transformed it into a powerful business book that was named a Top 5 Marketing Book of the Year on Inc.com. An expert consultant with degrees from Harvard, Stanford, and on-the-ground experience with Booz Allen & Hamilton plus 15 years at the helm…

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The Essence of Personal Effectiveness: My Chat with Fred Kofman

I have made a million mistakes in my life. It’s just one failure after another….If I ever wrote an autobiography, it would be called Extraordinary Failures. – Fred Kofman As part of the interview series I host for The Career Space, this week I sat down for a fireside chat with philosopher Fred Kofman. In short, the conversation was a wake-up call for my listeners and me. I found myself inexorably drawn in to a personal investigation of how I show up in the world and how to transform the trajectory of my life using simple, profound…

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Response-ability: The Essence of Personal Effectiveness

Join me and my special guest, Fred Kofman, philosopher, Vice President at LinkedIn, and author of Conscious Business, for this video chat–today! February 24th, 2016, 12:30pm-1:30pm PT/3:30pm-4:30pm ET “Unconditional response-ability is self-empowering. It lets you focus on those aspects of the situation that you can influence.” – Fred Kofman, Conscious Business Fred Kofman is changing the world by helping people live and work consciously. He spends his time traveling the globe facilitating seminars about conscious business practices, and “how to build value through values.” He is not only a Vice President at LinkedIn, but also a global…

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Winning The Career Lottery: My Chat With Chris Guillebeau

“Live an unconventional life in a conventional world” – Chris Guillebeau Last week I sat down for a free-ranging conversation with Chris about what it means to find and enjoy work that you are were made for­ and to introduce his forthcoming book, Born for This, How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do. This inspiring man is carving a unique path through life and making a huge difference for others, on his own terms. Chris travels the world and has interviewed hundreds of people across the globe about their careers. He is fascinated by how…

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Born for This–a Chat with Chris Guillebeau

Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do with Chris Guillebeau, founder of World Domination Summit, World Traveler, and author of The $100 Startup Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, 11:30am-12:30pm PT / 2:30pm-3:30pm ET I still can’t believe he said yes! Chris Guillebeau is one of my heroes. I’ve spent the last few years being inspired by him from afar – whether reading his books The $100 Startup or The Art of Non-Conformity, following his blog, or sitting in the 3000-person audience at his annual World Domination Summit, where he encourages attendees to “live an unconventional life in a conventional world.”…

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Tess Vigeland: Rollercoaster or Merry-go-Round?

Rollercoaster or Merry-go-Round? My Chat With Tess Vigeland

I’d rather be on a rollercoaster than a merry-go-round. ~ Tess Vigeland My recent interview with Tess Vigeland is full of stories about the last three years of her life since leaving her dream job, voluntarily, without a plan for what was next. The quote about the rollercoaster followed a discussion about the inevitable ups and downs of any huge transition like a career change. She talked about being ecstatic some days and others when she could barely get out of bed thinking she had made the biggest mistake of her life. But, even with all the highs and…

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Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

Chat With Mer: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan

As leaders, how do we operate at full bandwidth, accessing both our light and dark sides? If that question intrigues you, please join me for: Full-Spectrum Leadership with Dave Logan  Wednesday, 11/18 @ 11:30am PT / 2:30pm ET RSVP for this no-cost presentation here. Dave spends his time transforming the cultures of organizations. Best known as the premier authority on “tribal leadership,” Dave will help us understand how to use the tension of light and dark forces inside ourselves – and our organizations – to truly make a difference and live a life of purposeful action. About Dave: As Founding Partner and President,…

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