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Ready, Set... Change!

Ready, Set... Change!

By April Callis Birchmeier

Focusing on leading successful change through preparation that is tactical and practical, and supports people through the adoption of change!
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Compound your Change Confidence with Jill J. Johnson

Ready, Set... Change!Apr 04, 2022

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Tending to Talent with Tim Sackett
Jun 05, 202337:21
Once Upon a Time, There Was a Leader…
May 19, 202333:23
Should YOU become a Change Manager?

Should YOU become a Change Manager?

Part 2 of my discussion with PhD in industrial and organizational psychology Dennis Zajac, covers the characteristics that make a great change manager and how to leverage your experience when starting out in the field. This episode examines the most important aspects of communication and how to utilize those skills to establish yourself as a leader of change in your organization.

Book recommendations: 

Think Again: Adam Grant- https://adamgrant.net/book/think-again/

Humble Inquiry: Edgar H. Schein, Peter H. Schein https://www.amazon.com/Humble-Inquiry-Second-Instead-Telling-ebook/dp/B08DG9CLB3/ref=sr_1_1?hvadid=580750340627&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9067609&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=7635743782591802090&hvtargid=kwd-333956997749&hydadcr=22567_13493270&keywords=humble+inquiry+edgar+schein&qid=1681331252&sr=8-1
Next Generation Performance Management: The Triumph of Science Over Myth and Superstition: Alan L. Colquitt https://www.amazon.com/Next-Generation-Performance-Management-Superstition/dp/1681239329

Reconsidering Change Management: Applying Evidence-Based Insights in Change Management Practice Steven ten Have, Wouter ten Have, Anne-Bregje Huijsmans, Maarten Otto https://www.amazon.com/Reconsidering-Change-Management-Evidence-Based-Organizational/dp/1138183148

Interested in establishing yourself as a change leader and learning a proven change management framework? Join us for READY, Set, Change! Accelerated Training & Exam Prep! Our next session begins May 22nd, learn more here: ⁠www.readysetchangemastery.com⁠ 

Apr 24, 202336:14
The Psychology of Engagement

The Psychology of Engagement

Listen in to my discussion with Dennis Zajac, PHD in industrial and organizational psychology, where we discuss the psychology of stakeholders and sponsor engagement, and the intersection of organizational commitment and change management. Learn how utilizing data can increase your effectiveness, and give you concrete benchmarks to measure engagement! 

Read Denny’s article about meta analyst and organizational commitment here: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1991-02912-001


Apr 17, 202333:16
Making Change Matter with Daryl Conner

Making Change Matter with Daryl Conner

Be picky when it comes to change! Listen in to my discussion with Daryl Conner to learn how to discern which change initiatives matter the most to you, and make the biggest impact. Hear Daryl’s thoughts on how change management isn’t just a technical resource or additional skill set, but a forum to change the surrounding world for the better.

Jun 23, 202239:18
 Leadership Fitness with Tim Tobin

Leadership Fitness with Tim Tobin

Invest in the best! Learn about the benefits of becoming a physically and mentally fit leader through investing in personal and professional development. Listen in to the invaluable advice from my discussion with expert Tim Tobin, as he describes how to become a high functioning leader.

May 10, 202232:10
Modern Leadership with Joanna Barsh

Modern Leadership with Joanna Barsh

I am thrilled to share this discussion I had with Joanna Barsh about her leadership research on the READY, Set, Change Podcast! Tune in to hear her thoughts on what makes a successful leader, and the steps you can take to get there.

May 03, 202234:33
The Flight to Success, with Howard Putnam

The Flight to Success, with Howard Putnam

I had a wonderful discussion with Howard Putnam former CEO of Southwest Airlines for our Change and Innovation Summit, which I am thrilled to also share on the READY, Set, Change! Podcast. Listen in on our discussion to learn how Howard used his life experiences to level up in business, the valuable advice he has for leaders, and the path he took to achieve business success.

Apr 18, 202228:06
To Recover or Adapt? The question of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Apr 12, 202209:47
Compound your Change Confidence with Jill J. Johnson

Compound your Change Confidence with Jill J. Johnson

Looking for a way to triumph over instability and change? Jill Johnson has the answer- Confidence! Listen to discover the ways that confidence can transform your life and skyrocket your career.

Jill J. Johnson, MBA, is president and founder of Johnson Consulting Services – a management consulting firm specializing in strategy development. She has impacted more than $4 billion dollars worth of decisions for clients located across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Jill assists her clients in evaluating critical decisions and assessing the impact of market forces to develop strategic and business plans at both the board and operating levels. She is a two-time business Hall of Fame inductee and has won numerous honors for her business acumen, leadership savvy and mentoring impact, as well as her entrepreneurial success.

You can find Jill at www.jcs-usa.com

Jill’s Social Media:

LinkedIn: https:/www.linkedin.com/in/JillJohnsonUSA/

Facebook: https:/www.facebook.com/JohnsonConsultingServices

Instagram: https:/www.instagram.com/JillJohnsonUSA

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JillJohnsonUSA

Clubhouse: @JillJohnsonUSA

Apr 04, 202235:21
The Only Constant in Life is Change with Diane Bogino
Mar 28, 202229:18
How to Provide the Most Value to your Team with Stuart Easton!
Nov 16, 202142:48
How to take Advantage of Change: A Discussion with Joanne Cumiskey

How to take Advantage of Change: A Discussion with Joanne Cumiskey

Join me for a discussion with my friend Joanne Cumiskey, CEO of VisionQuest, as we discuss how to take advantage of change to further your business. We will discuss how to have clarity in what you want for yourself, and then what to do to achieve it!

Aug 25, 202134:52
Project Management & Change Management - like Peanut Butter & Chocolate

Project Management & Change Management - like Peanut Butter & Chocolate

In this episode, April discusses the differences between Project Management and Change Management, and how they can work together to make a successful initiative!

Jun 29, 202107:26
READY, Set, CCMP! The Designation That Will CHANGE Your Life

READY, Set, CCMP! The Designation That Will CHANGE Your Life

Wondering about getting the Certified Change Management Professional designation? Let April guide you on how to ace the exam on your first try, while also discussing all the benefits you will reap in your career.

May 24, 202118:21
Development and Support: The Secret to Project Success

Development and Support: The Secret to Project Success

April talks about the importance of different development and support techniques, and how to use them in your next project. Gain some new ideas for how to handle support and understand why this development is critical to project success!

May 20, 202109:44
Change Trends for 2021- How to Professionally Prepare for What’s to Come!

Change Trends for 2021- How to Professionally Prepare for What’s to Come!

In this episode, April discusses how to best prepare for the workforce change trends of 2021 and about the best ways to invest in yourself and your career. Bonus - practical change management tips for your next project.

May 10, 202115:46
Change vs. Change Management...what is the difference?

Change vs. Change Management...what is the difference?

In this episode, April discusses how in life we are constantly surrounded by change, so why do we resist change within our organizations? Also learn some tips on how to approach stakeholders in your organization and on the best way YOU can support leaders within your organization.

May 04, 202113:31
Best Practices for Leading Successful Change Initiatives - Guest Tim Creasey

Best Practices for Leading Successful Change Initiatives - Guest Tim Creasey

Best Practices for Leading Successful Change Initiatives and Sustaining Outcomes

  • Enlist, Engage and Empower leaders for change


  • Why Change Management is essential to capture the people-dependent ROI of a change initiative


  • Defining three dimensions to measure success
Jul 30, 201933:02