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Podcast | November 8, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mika Cross about her journey helping both private and public sectors transform the workplace. She starts with reflections on how her time in the military helped shape her perspective on workplace transformation. Later, Mika shares why she fell in love with people, process, culture, and performance consulting. We also discuss simple tips for improving psychological safety in large bureaucratic organizations. Listen in for thoughts on how and why companies need to invest in workplace culture.

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Podcast | November 1, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kelly Leonard about his three-plus decades managing the legendary sketch comedy group The Second City.  He begins with reflections on the shared origins of team improvisation and social work.  Later, Kelly explores self-verification theory and how it can lead to stronger relationships faster.   We also discuss group brainstorming and breaking down silos.  Listen in for a plan to save the world by improving listening skills.

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Podcast | October 25, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alla Weinberg about her career as a UX Designer turned Culture Designer and thought leader.  She starts with reflections on why she became a Culture Designer.  Later, Alla discusses the differences of safety and trust.  We also discuss the relationship between psychological safety and the state of the nervous system.  Listen in for insights into how to build better relationships and connection at work.  

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Podcast | October 18, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie Parish about her long career as a Leadership Coach.  She starts with reflections on her approach to coaching which prioritizes experimentation.  Later, Melanie talks about radical inclusion and the reframe she uses to help others broaden the range of topics they can discuss.  We also discuss the importance of feedback cultures and personal wellness.  Listen in for insights into leadership essentials.

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Podcast | October 11, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Taina Carvalho about her career as a Brand Manager turned Change Management thought leader. She starts with reflections on the experience she gained early in her career that still serves her today. Later, Taina discusses the importance of meeting her clients where they are when supporting Change Initiatives. We also discuss how starting with a clear why, creating a culture of feedback, establishing metrics, and retrospectives are so important during change. Listen in for insights into finding balance between cultures of experimentation and playing it safe.

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Podcast | October 4, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brian Elliott about his career as an Executive and Future Of Work thought leader. He starts with reflections on how he’d like to influence the future of work. Later, Brian discusses the importance of building a source of understanding between people. We also discuss how somewhere in every organization there’s a pocket of people doing things differently and getting better results. Listen in for insights like why we should look at the principles by which we’d like to behave and start from there before change redesign.

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Podcast | September 27, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Heather Martinez about her career serving clients with graphic recording and facilitation tech help.  She starts with how her experience graphic recording led to her new business.  Later, Heather discusses why it’s important to create your own graphic style.  We then discuss how our views have an impact on how wwe show up in the world.  Listen in for tips you can learn from calligraphers, sign painters, and graphic artists.

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Podcast | September 20, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Howard Kincaide about his long career in Product Leadership. He starts with how his nature to always be making things served him throughout his career. Later, Howard discusses his long journey introducing teams to Lean Product Development Methods. We then discuss using cultural values to create high performing teams. Listen in for more tips on how to create change within any organization.

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Podcast | September 13, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rob Evans about his experience designing and leading collaborative workshops to help leaders align and mobilize their teams to tackle complex challenges successfully. He starts with how his background in studying at the Harvard Divinity School led to management consulting. Later, Rob discusses the importance of where we work and how it influences how we work. We then discuss collaboration at scale. Listen in for more tips on how to teach design collaboration at scale.

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Podcast | September 6, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Jennifer Houlihan about her experience transitioning into the UX Design industry later in her career and teaching other adult learners. She starts with how a project working at a local Non Profit exposed her up to UX Design. Later, Jennifer discusses the importance of lifelong learning and keeping a beginners mindset. We then discuss how and why to include play at work and while learning. Listen in for tips on how to activate different learning models for your students and yourself.