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Podcast | August 30, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Patti Dobrowolski about her career helping teams navigate growth and change. She starts with how her background in Theater has influenced her career. Later, Patti shares her journey of awareness that has helped her make it easier for people to connect to themselves and us. We then discuss how and why to include play at work. Listen in for the steps to help bridge states of consciousness with the groups you’re facilitating.

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Podcast | August 23, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Joan Ball about her career helping organizations flourish in times of change. She starts with insights into the resources, resourcefulness, and their connection to navigating uncharted territory. Later, Joan shares how she uses Emergency Services as a metaphor to help her clients make sense of the dynamism they’re facing. We then discuss the importance of including unstructured time in our schedules. Listen in for the steps to anticipate and thrive during disruption.

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Podcast | August 16, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking withLori Serna about her career leading business transformation initiatives at Cal Poly. She starts with tips on how to facilitate transformation at a large organization. Later, Lori explores common fears that facilitators share during transformation work. We then discuss the nuts and bolts of Lean and Kaizen Methodologies. Listen in for insight that spans industries.

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Podcast | August 9, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Natalie Born about her role as VP of Innovation at Territory Global. She shares how an interest in negotiating influenced her career path. Later, Natalie explores topics running from emotional journeys and change, to ground rules and burnout. We then discuss the importance of developing a rest ethic. Listen in to learn all about giving people a vision that helps them get to the other side of change.

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Podcast | August 2, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Eksteen de Waal about leadership and helping people flourish. He shares how a traumatic childhood event influenced his career. Later, Eksteen explores topics like Psychological Safety, culture, and fairness. We then discuss employee needs in and out of the office. Listen in to learn all about developing exponential cultures.

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Podcast | July 26, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Betsy Church Bula about how a deep interest in people and journalism led to her career as a Remote Work Evangelist. She shares how storytelling has been such an important part of her career. Later, Betsy explores the benefits of the nonlinear workday and the opportunities it opens up. We then discuss productivity in and out of the office. Listen in to learn how remote work is different after COVID.

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Podcast | July 19, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Weingarten about how a deep interest in people and journalism led to her career researching and sharing the science of leadership development to clients around the world. She shares some of the many benefits of having strong relationships at work and how they can help us tap into positive energy.  Later, Elizabeth explains the three factors that best create the conditions for learning.  We then discuss the importance of sponsoring your peers and helping them move forward at work.   Listen in for reasons why leadership behaviors are more important than traits.  

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Podcast | July 12, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Victor Udoewa about his varied work experience that brought him to his current position as a Service Design Lead at NASA. He explains how his experience as an engineer, educator, International Development Specialist, and health and trauma counselor helped him land a job designing educational software for Google. Later, Victor shares his thoughts on Integrated Design, Asset based problem solving, Defuturing, Reworlding, Ontological Design, and Hyperlocality. We then discuss the importance of including community members in the design process. Listen in for reasons why facilitators should give up power to better attend to the needs of the people they’re serving.

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Podcast | July 5, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anick Beaulieu about her experience designing impactful collective moments for C2 in Montreal.  She shares how having the right questions lead to a creative vision.  Later, Anick explains why intention is the key to collective moments and conversation.  We then discuss fostering tan health and connection in times of crises.  Listen in for more inspiration on using flagship events and collaboration to drive economic development in your region.

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Podcast | June 28, 2022

In this episode of Control the Room, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anita Abaisa about her experience making a greater impact using VR in her DEI training programs. She shares how using the technology in her training compares to the participants that don’t. Later, Anita explains why taking little steps is the key to behavior change. We then discuss the importance of showing people how to change. Listen in for more inspiration in how to support and engage teams to stop talent from changing jobs.