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Month: November 2020

An Interview with Aaron Hurst, Founder of Taproot Foundation and Imperative

An Interview with Aaron Hurst, Founder of Taproot Foundation and Imperative

 

Aaron Hurst’s goal is to activate conscious leadership and develop values-based leadership on a global scale. The idea of the more conscious we are, the greater impact we can make not only on a global scale but also in our daily lives. Being conscious is to notice the contradictions, the forces that pull you in different directions, and the things that trip you up. It is what enables you to go down the correct path.  

In This Episode: 

  • [01:04] Aaron Hurst quickly shares his career background and his audacity in his visions and his dreams 
  • [08:30] The importance of conscious leadership to make the right choices and to correct the wrong choices 
  • [17:48] The abundance mindset is what builds trust and safety relationship
  • [26:56] How Aaron creates harmony within ourselves and with others through his work 
  • [34:46] Working to build bridges between “tribes” 

Key Takeaways: 

  • If you don’t leave the world fundamentally in a better place than you found it, you didn’t do a good job. 
  • Disappointment and joy go together. 
  • Sometimes the best thing to do is to take a moment and hold the ground of where we are. 
  • It’s not going to be technology telling us what to think. It’s going to be technology creating space for us to act as human beings. 
  • At the end of the day and business people do business with people they know, they like, and they trust. 

Meet Aaron Hurst 

Aaron Hurst is the foremost expert on the science of purpose and fulfillment at work. In 2014, he brought global awareness to the rise of the fourth economic era in history, the Purpose Economy. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imperative, the platform that connects and supports employees as peer career coaches. Imperative enables video-based peer coaching conversations across organizations that drive mindset and behavior changes that increase leadership abilities, productivity, and fulfillment. Previously, as the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Fast Company and was named a LinkedIn Influencer. He is a third-generation graduate of the University of Michigan. 

Aaron’s company, the Imperative, is a peer coaching platform that uses the power of peers to support each other over time to become increasingly effective and fulfilled. 

The science-backed platform combines the effectiveness of coaching with the impact of building trusted peer networks that are proven to build resilient and high performing cultures. 

Through Imperative’s video-based coaching platform, employees meet in rotating pairs for scripted peer-to-peer coaching conversations that are dynamically designed to adapt as their needs change. The individual behavior change, growth, and fulfillment of leaders are tracked over time. This enables companies to measure the ROI and generate insights about organizational behavior and culture gaps. Imperative is quickly being adopted by employee-centric Fortune 1000 companies with distributed workforces as a strategy to increase productivity, inclusion, and fulfillment. 

Resources: 
Imperative: https://www.imperative.com/about 
Taproot Foundation: https://taprootfoundation.org/
Aaron Hurst on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronhurst/
Aaron Hurst email: aaron@imperative.com 
The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World by Aaron Hurst: https://www.amazon.com/Purpose-Economy-Personal-Community-Changing-ebook/dp/B00JEMUB1S 
The Third Harmony Film: https://thirdharmony.org/ 

An Interview with Marti Glenn PhD, Co-founder and CEO Ryzio Institute

An Interview with Marti Glenn PhD, Co-founder and CEO Ryzio Institute

 

Marti Glenn, co-founder and Chief Education Officer of Ryzio Institute, conducts professional trainings and intensive retreats internationally that make it possible for leaders to move beyond coping into thriving. Awareness is the most critical skill that leaders can develop. With awareness, we have a choice.

Marti explains how the nerve you have never heard of is running your life. The polyvagal theory is how our vagus nerve tells our body what to do and how to do it. When we feel safe, the vagus nerve will develop around the heart and calm our nervous system. However, not everyone felt as safe as a child. We can grow the vagus nerve as adults through experiencing safety. Tune in as we talk about love, safety, and trust in the workplace.

In This Episode:

  • [00:45] Meet Marti Glenn. Marti reveals her definition of conscious leadership and how Ryzio helps leaders. 
  • [13:35] Marti has discovered the secret sauce that underlies all of her workplace research: LOVE!
  • [17:40] The ways leaders can show vulnerability in the workplace; it needs to be appropriate. 
  • [20:15] Marti reveals how a leader can create safety in the work environment. 
  • [25:10] When we can be in the prefrontal cortex, we can be in a window of tolerance.
  • [31:05] The relationship between trust and love in the workplace.  
  • [36:10] What is needed for individuals and organizations during COVID-19. 
  • [39:30] The importance of mindfulness and becoming more conscious as a leader.

Key Takeaways:

  • Consciousness has to do with awareness, being present, and being authentic. 
  • The vagus nerve runs our lives in terms of emotional regulation, social connection, and our response to fear. 
  • In most work environments, people do not feel safe to show up and be who they are; we need to change this. 
  • The way we show love in the workplace is by showing our interest in people. 
  • Leaders can show vulnerability in the workplace; it has to do with sharing authenticity and being as real as possible. 

Meet Marti Glenn:

Marti Glenn is dedicated to helping people transform their lives! As co-founder and Chief Education Officer of Ryzio Institute, she conducts professional trainings and intensive retreats internationally that make it possible for leaders to move beyond coping into thriving. Marti is particularly keen on crafting experiences and practices that develop the brain and nervous system and even change the trajectory of our DNA! Integrating the latest research in epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, psychology, leadership and mindfulness, she and her team offer experiences and practices to help leaders live the lives they long for! She has discovered and delights in teaching the secret sauce that underlies all of this research: LOVE!

Resources:
Ryzio Institute: https://ryzio.com
Ryzio on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ryzio.com/
Marti on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marti-glenn-9455a4/

 

An Interview with Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners

An Interview with Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners

 

Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. He joins the show to talk about getting rid of the noise to focus on the most important things. Peter has been running his business for twenty-two years; continually pivoting and making significant changes. After making a change, Peter reevaluates if it’s working after six months. Then, Peter dives into how his work is changing during COVID-19. During the pandemic, it’s critical to have a clear strategy and a strong leadership team. Stay tuned as Peter speaks about the importance of DEI in the workplace, the future of organizations in the new normal, and how leaders can get it “right” during these uncertain times.

In This Episode:

  • [00:55] Meet Peter Bregman. Peter explains how the best leaders have a clear focus.
  • [12:55] How Peter is best supporting his clients during the pandemic.  
  • [23:00] The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. 
  • [27:35] What organizations are going to need as we adjust to the new normal.
  • [34:50] How leaders can get it “right” during these uncertain times. 
  • [43:15] Peter’s definition of conscious leadership. We need to look and question ourselves continually.
  • [56:40] Peter’s takeaways from the conversation.

Key Takeaways:

  • Leaders are emotionally courageous enough to make tradeoffs. 
  • You need Zoom when you have multiple people in a room; it’s actually a relief for people to have a regular phone call. 
  • During the pandemic, you need to have a clear strategy and a strong leadership team.
  • Being an unpleasant person doesn’t help you get ahead. It won’t hurt you; but, it doesn’t help you either.
  • If you are open, curious, and humble, then you can take good risks to be really human.

Meet Peter Bregman:

Recognized as the #1 executive coach in the world by Leading Global Coaches, Peter Bregman coaches CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations. Having started his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions, Peter is CEO of Bregman Partners, an executive coaching company that helps successful people become exceptional leaders and stellar human beings.

Peter is ranked as a top 30 thought leader by Thinkers 50 Radar and selected as one of the top 8 thought leaders in leadership. He is the award-winning, best selling author and contributor of 16 books, including, most recently, Leading with Emotional Courage: How to Have Hard Conversations, Create Accountability, and Inspire Action on Your Most Important Work. His book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, was a Wall Street Journal bestseller, winner of the Gold medal from the Axiom Business Book awards, named the best business book of the year by NPR, and selected by Publisher’s Weekly and the New York Post as a top ten business book. He is also the author of Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Replace Counter-Productive Habits with Ones That Really Work, a  New York Post  “Top Pick for Your Career” in 2015, and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change.

Resources:

Website: bregmanpartners.com
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