This episode’s guest is Kathrin O’Sullivan. Kathrin is the Head of Cross-Functional Leadership Development at Google. She leads a team of people who help Googlers exercise leadership to transform themselves, Google, and the world.
In her career, she has enjoyed working in different leadership positions across HR, Sales, Operations, and Business Development. She strives to facilitate an environment to help people become more self aware and clear about their values and goals, and to design strategies and practices that lead to self-excellence. Kathrin was a featured presenter at the 2013 Emerging Women Live Conference in Boulder, CO.
In this episode of Grace and Fire Podcast, Kathrin and I spoke about:
- How she is able to help “Googlers” transform themselves into leaders.
- What kind of practices they use at Google to foster development.
- The vulnerability present in sharing your true self.
- How Google is helping the advancement of current employees especially women in a male dominated field.
- The definition of Unconscious Bias and how it plays a role in keeping women from rising in business
- The potential reach of Google and social media, and the role they could play in changing the world.
Here is my conversation “The Power of Transformational Learning and Development” with Kathrin O’Sullivan.
This episode’s guest is Kristen Wheeler. Kristen is a business consultant and executive coach who believes that workplaces should be arenas where people thrive while creating amazing results.
For more than twenty years, she has offered expert guidance on matters of IT, strategy, and leadership for clients like Arthur Andersen, comScore, WhiteWave Foods, and eBay. She has synthesized her unique blend of experience into strategies she calls Native Genius™. Native Genius Strategies help people and their companies understand, identify and apply an innate über-intelligence to solve tough issues and get bottom-line results, while also cultivating meaning and verve.
In this episode of Grace and Fire Podcast, Kristen and I spoke about:
- Native Genius and how to cultivate this intelligence in your business life
- How Native Genius gives ‘rise’ to our strengths
- How to gain feedback from community and relationships to aid in your Native Genius intelligence
- Embracing uncertainty and going where you feel loved
- The difference between what you are passionate about and your Native Genius
Here is my conversation with the insightful: Kristen Wheeler.
This episode’s guest is the soulful and wonderful Ani DiFranco. With 20 years in the music biz, self-described “Little Folksinger” Ani DiFranco’s influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge.
Blending folk music with soul, funk, jazz, electronic music and spoken word, Ani DiFranco has released more than 20 albums, including her latest, ¿Which Side are You On? (2012). From the earliest days of her career, Ani DiFranco has lent her voice and her name to a broad range of social movements, performing benefit concerts, appearing on benefit albums, and speaking at rallies. She’s a pioneer, a rock star, and a soul sister. Ani was a featured performer at the 2013 Emerging Women Live Conference in Boulder, CO.
In this episode, Ani DiFranco and host, Chantal Pierrat spoke about:
- How having kids has grounded her life and effected her music in a positive way
- Her support of community and connection and the importance of the feminine point of view
- Her focus on the present moment and relationships in her life
- The trajectory of feminism throughout the years and the current state of feminism today
- The hope that we both feel in seeing the wave of Feminine Courage currently emerging in the world
- And finally, the importance of trusting yourself
This episode’s guest is Dr. Kelly McGonigal. Kelly is a health psychologist and award-winning lecturer at Stanford University.
A leading expert on the mind-body relationship, her work integrates the latest findings of psychology, neuroscience, and medicine with contemplative practices of mindfulness and compassion from the traditions of Buddhism and yoga. She is the author of The Willpower Instinct and Yoga for Pain Relief.
In this episode, Kelly McGonigal and host, Chantal Pierrat spoke about:
- How to create the desire for change
- Acceptance of the present moment versus a desire for change
- Curiosity being a key ingredient for science as well as intuition
- The over-masculinization of science
- Kelly shared how she overcame a debilitating fear in her life
Kelly McGonigal is a featured presenter at the 2013 Emerging Women Live Conference, October 10th-13th in Boulder, CO. If you can not attend the event, you can still participate via free livestream.
This episode’s guest is Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz is the beloved author of 2006’s runaway bestseller Eat, Pray, Love, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide. Eat, Pray, Love is Gilbert’s memoir of soul-searching and international exploration in the wake of her devastating divorce.
Committed, the follow-up to Eat, Pray, Love, tells the story of Gilbert’s unexpected plunge into second marriage—this time to Felipe, the man with whom she falls in love at the end of Eat, Pray, Love. Her Ted talk on creativity has over 5 million views, and she recently finished a novel, The Signature of All Things, to be published in October, 2013.
In this episode, Elizabeth Gilbert and host, Chantal Pierrat spoke about:
- Elizabeth Gilbert’s forthcoming novel: The Signature of All Things
- Connection: how she uses it in her writing and how it plays in her life
- The wisdom of details and how they can help us see a bigger picture
- How perfectionism holds women back from living their truth.
- Curiosity and the Creative Process
- How passion can hold us back
Elizabeth Gilbert will be a featured presenter at the 2013 Emerging Women Live Conference, October 10th-13th in Boulder, CO.
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