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Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
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Naghmeh Panahi made international news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-husband, Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for his work as a pastor. However, behind the scenes, her husband had a long history of domestic abuse, and Naghmeh’s journey out of oppression would eventually lead to her role today as a speaker, Bible …
 
Being a whistleblower has numerous challenges. How do you prepare for the task of bringing difficult things to light in a way that gives the best opportunity for a positive outcome? Andrea and Rosanne discuss positional power, factors to be considered for those hoping to influence healthy accountability, and ways to reduce risks. Learn about how ou…
 
Are you aware of the kinds of power that you hold in your relationships? So often we’re more aware of the times when we feel powerless, and so we don’t handle the power we possess in healthy ways. Today, psychologist and author Dr. Diane Langberg joins Andrea to discuss key elements of establishing psychological safety in relationships, what’s nece…
 
What does covert abuse look like? Most of the time here at Voice of Influence, we focus on the dynamics of healthy influence that makes collaborative teams more innovatively productive. As Andrea and Rosanne discuss today, however, it’s vital to recognize the characteristics of unhealthy influence, especially in their most deceptive forms, so that …
 
We’ve all crossed paths with manipulative people who seem great on the surface but who actually undermine others. Helena Knowlton of Confusion to Clarity Now and the Arise Healing Community joins us today to talk about covert abuse, covert abusers, and how a correct understanding of trauma’s impact is vital to healing. Learn about how our Team Perf…
 
What’s your response to those who are marginalized? What is lost when a culture dehumanizes or disenfranchises certain groups of people? How can you be an advocate that truly lifts up someone else's voice rather than inadvertently using the vulnerable to pursue your own agenda? Dr. Marion Byrne offers wisdom about how to amplify the voices of those…
 
What is taking up space in your life that you’d be better off releasing? Andrea shares her thoughts about Greg McKeown’s book Effortless, why she believes we sometimes make life harder than it has to be, and how we can make challenging conversations easier and more constructive. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strateg…
 
Many of us value hard work. But what if we’re making things harder than necessary? What if we’re carrying a burden we don’t need to carry? Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, joins Andrea to discuss his new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mos…
 
”Everyone’s a critic.” But does it have to be that way? Putting your work out into the work tends to be a scary thing. Will others value it the same way you do? Andrea shares how a conversation about Star Wars spurred her to think about approaching creative self-expression with a constructive, rather than critical, eye. Learn about how our Team Per…
 
Too often we live in binary thinking, stuck in the false dichotomy between success and meaning. Acclaimed artist and author Makoto Fujimura joins Andrea to discuss his book Art and Faith: A Theology of Making and why beauty and transcendence are vital parts of our lives and meaningful work. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal B…
 
As we celebrate 4 years on the Voice of Influence podcast, Andrea discusses the six elements of a Voice of Influence and how they intersect with the grind, greatness, and genius ratio of our work. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well and Sell More at www.voiceofinfluence.net Read the transc…
 
Brandon Miller and Darren Virassammy, co-founders of 34Strong, share how teams can better leverage their individual strengths in an interdependent way for the wellbeing of their organization and others whom they serve. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well and Sell More at www.voiceofinfluen…
 
Every woman has experienced the frustration of being written off or silenced when she attempts to put a new idea forward. How can women feel confident about owning their space and offering their gifts to the world? Author and TED Talk speaker Eliza Van Cort shares insights from her journey to reclaim her voice. Learn about how our Team Performance …
 
How do leaders create an atmosphere that encourages innovation? Join Andrea as she discusses how leaders can tap into their team members’ gifts and engage their own motivators for solving company problems. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well and Sell More at www.voiceofinfluence.net Read t…
 
How do leaders create an atmosphere that encourages innovation? Join us as we discuss how leaders can tap into their team members’ gifts and engage their own motivators for solving company problems. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well and Sell More at www.voiceofinfluence.net Read the tran…
 
What are the core values for an effective leader to keep in mind, especially when facing massive changes that impact business? Vital Germaine joins us to discuss what it means to have an Innovative Mindset that unlocks the best in your team. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well and Sell Mor…
 
What does it take for an individual or organization to recover from a narcissist’s impact? Andrea gives some final thoughts about why it’s vital to engage in honest reflection instead of a rush to “recover normalcy,” as we wrap up our series on Dr. Chuck DeGroat’s book WHEN NARCISSISM COMES TO CHURCH. Learn about how our Team Performance System and…
 
What are the signs of a toxic leader and an unhealthy organization? What does it take to recover from the impact of a narcissistic leader? Dr. Chuck DeGroat sat down for an interview with Andrea last summer to discuss his book When Narcissism Comes to Church, and we’re re-airing this insightful conversation. Learn about how our Team Performance Sys…
 
How is it that narcissistic leaders seem to be so good at gaining a following? And why is it important to look at the systems that support such leaders instead of just assuming that the unhealthy leader is the sole source of the problem? We are re-visiting the important topic of dangerous leadership dynamics and how they impact organizations as we …
 
Are you living in alignment with your voice, your calling, your mission? How can comparison with others be beneficial as long as it doesn’t lead to judgment? Andrea discusses some vital factors that can help us to live in alignment with our unique contribution to the world and to make a deep and lasting impact on the issues that we care about. Lear…
 
As the founder and CEO of CTM Unlimited and Director of Fascinate in 3D, JeNae Johnson shares her journey of innovatively aligning her skills, experience, and passion to create strategic action in addressing problems involving workplace equity. Join us to gain greater clarity about how your gifts can be leveraged for the changes you long to see tak…
 
How do we harness our passion on behalf of our purpose instead of being overwhelmed by it in a way that undermines our mission? As we begin a new podcast series, Andrea looks at the importance of having a vision for oneself, making careful preparation, and determining to initiate action in order to live in alignment with our calling. Learn about ho…
 
How can individuals who approach a challenge from different perspectives leverage their differing strengths to work toward a goal collaboratively? Andrea takes another look at the importance of balancing diverse perspectives and respecting the gifts and contributions of others, while engaging conflict with self-awareness so that we can remain align…
 
Kolbe Certified Consultant and Youth Specialist Jen Heins shares with us how understanding the specific ways we and those with whom we work take action when faced with a project can make us more successful at meeting our team goals. Whether it’s owning the best way for you to approach a problem or gaining a better understanding of why someone else …
 
As we close the door on 2020 and cross the threshold of 2021, I address the gifts that we can gain from seasonal transitions and look at what we can gain from letting go. What can you look back on with gratitude? What did you learn? Are there successes you can celebrate? How have you emerged from this year stronger for what you’ve experienced? What…
 
Have you ever wondered why the Grinch stole Christmas? Our son’s 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Brennan, posed this question to kids in the class and asked them to write a persuasive essay about why they believe the Grinch is either evil or misunderstood. On the Voice of Influence podcast one of the key questions we explore is why are people the way they …
 
What’s your role in making your work an opportunity to do what you love? Are there ways that you might be blocking your own goals at work? As we wrap up this series sparked by our interview with Carson Tate, I address the difference you can make at work when you create a vision for yourself, build trust, initiate productive dialogue, and find win-w…
 
Do you have the power to make your job into your dream job? That’s what our guest Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., joins us to discuss. Carson shares how to understand your organization’s needs, how to build a business case for the changes you want to see made, and how to create win-win scenarios for you and your e…
 
We know that people want to be happy and fulfilled at work and that healthy organizations want to provide an environment that allows people to feel happy and fulfilled. The organization’s culture, the leadership style, and the individual employee all play a role in whether or not that desire becomes a reality. What aspects of our work environment d…
 
What fears can get in the way of your business success, and what role does love play in overcoming them? Building on last week’s conversation with Finka Jerkovic, Andrea discusses three core fears that are common obstacles when you’re selling your idea, getting others onboard, or marketing a product or service, and how each fear can be overcome by …
 
Whether it’s a product or an idea, how do we move beyond selling as a transaction and instead make it the catalyst for transformation? Finka Jerkovich joins Andrea today to discuss that, as well as why she believes confidence must be rooted in curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness rather than being limited to competence. Learn about how our Te…
 
Do you ever feel frustrated that others don’t seem to grasp the value of what your expertise can offer them? Getting buy-in from others sometimes requires some self-reflection on your part first.In this episode, Andrea discusses her own process of recognizing the things that kept her from owning her voice so that not only could she connect her gift…
 
Last week, we talked with Shasta Nelson who wrote a book about how you have friendships at work and why are they that important. This week, we’re picking right up with a specific question I asked Shasta during our conversation that I feel deserves a deeper look. In this solo episode, I share how the experience of choosing a table in a school cafete…
 
Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and a leading voice on loneliness and creating healthy relationships. Whether she’s speaking at conferences or on TEDx stages or giving media interviews to outlets such as the New York Times and The Washington Post, she is constantly teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in…
 
Our next series on the podcast is about friendship at work and Rosanne and I thought a perfect way to kick things off would be to talk about our friendship and how it aligns with our working relationship. In this episode, Rosanne and I share the concerns she had when I first approached her a few years ago about working together, the lessons I had t…
 
A few episodes ago, we talked about why it’s important to simplify your expertise so that people who don’t share your knowledge of a subject can care about what you have to say. In last week’s episode, I spoke with marketing consultant, Wes Gay, about practical steps that subject matter experts can take to cut the jargon and speak clearly so people…
 
Wes Gay is a writer, entrepreneur, and marketing consultant. He is a StoryBrand Certified Copywriter and Guide, helping businesses clarify their marketing message and strengthen their position in the marketplace. While this is Wes’ second appearance on the Voice of Influence podcast, he and I originally connected because I was looking for help with…
 
Starting today and continuing over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving deeper into how to communicate more simply so you message doesn’t get lost. In this episode, Rosanne and I discuss how her son’s passion for fish is a perfect example of the importance of speaking to your potential customers in a way that will resonate with them, why we as exper…
 
After the three previous three episodes about change, I wanted to take some time to think through together what the psychology behind behavioral change means for you individually and how you can process paradigm shifts and helps others process them as well. In this episode, I share the difference between assimilation and accommodation, the first ti…
 
We’ve talked this month about the fact that change challenges us. As part of this theme, I had a conversation with Dr. Espen Klausen last week about the psychology behind how people change. In that conversation, Dr. Klausen described some of the differences between assimilation, which he says is bringing new ideas into old schemas, and accommodatio…
 
Espen Klausen, Ph.D., is back on the show! In case you’re not familiar with this frequent guest, Espen is a licensed psychologist and speaker based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His work in public community mental health includes individuals, couples, and family therapy with clients of all ages and he conducts psychological assessments. He is the lead…
 
With all of the global crises that have happened this year, people are stressed and we’re finding ourselves in the middle of a great divide when it comes to our perspectives on many important topics and it’s certainly having an impact on how we’re able to be a voice of influence. In this episode, Rosanne and I discuss the growing lack of respect an…
 
In this special episode, we're taking a look back at episode 100 of the Voice of Influence® podcast! Our team is thrilled with where we've been and we're excited for where we're going with the show in the years to come! In today's show, I share the ways the podcast has shifted and what has remained the same since the beginning. Then I discuss one o…
 
Earlier this year, I had a great conversation with Colin Crowley and I’m excited to have him back on the show today to talk about the value of bringing your diverse experience and talents into your work. Colin is the VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a two-hundred-person department across five locations in the United States and…
 
Kyle Gillette is an ACC certified coach, behavioral profiler, and author. He’s been coaching for over 15 years, turning professional in just the last couple of years. He focuses on helping his clients become more self-aware and unlocking the talent within. He is the creator of the SAGE Mindset Podcast and The SAGE Mindset course. In this conversati…
 
Today we're extracting the key takeaways from the series we've done this summer about power dynamics and the abuse of power. We started this series because we recognized how important it was to directly address the unhealthy imbalance of power and unhealthy use of power. The first step is to be able to clearly recognize the abuse of power and then …
 
Jason Kanz, Ph.D is a Neuropsychologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife and three children. Jason is the author of Soil of the Divine and Notes from the Upper Room: Lessons in Loving Like Jesus, as well as the editor of Living in the Larger Story: The Christian Psychology of Larry Crabb. Jason talks an…
 
Dr. Neal Schnoor is Chief of Staff to the President at California State University, Long Beach where he operates in various functions in support of meeting the mission of the University. Dr. Schnoor was also my Professor when I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and he taught me as a Music Education Major and in a leadership class. I st…
 
Dr. Chuck DeGroat is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary Holland MI, and Co-Founder and a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco. He is a licensed therapist, author, retreat leader, and spiritual director. Chuck has been married to Sara for 25 years and has two daughters. Chuck is al…
 
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