Mindful Social BusinessJun 22, 2022
Your Heart Was Made For This
A client recently asked me: “Can we as individuals really create change when we are in such pain as a society?”. If you have that question too, you really should spend some quality time with yourself and Oren Jay Sofer’s new book “Your Heart Was Made For This”, available now for preorder. Learn more and get all the links on the blog.
Give Yourself Permission
Do you give yourself permission to be confident and happy with who you are right now, in this moment? If the answer is. “Uhhh maybe”… then you’ll wanna have a listen to my chat with Cortney McDermott this week about her latest book, Give Yourself Permission Learn more and grab all the links on the Mindful Social blog.
Gena Cox on Leading Inclusion
This week’s guest is Gena Cox. She’s an organizational psychologist, Executive coach, and speaker, and her new book; Leading Inclusion: Drive Change Your Employees Can See and Feel, is an excellent guide for leaders who want to do more than check the DEI box, but want to bring human-centric leadership forward. Read more on the blog.
Dr Joel Bennett- A Quest for Presence
Dr. Bennett's new series–A Quest for Presence offers a deep look at our own relationship with time and uses philosophy, poetry, science, and more. Listen to the #podcast and see for yourself.
Mindful Professionals Network
This week’s guest on Mindful Social Business is Jonathan Reynolds, founder and host of the Mindful Professionals Network and CEO of Mindful Life, Mindful Work. Since joining this network I’ve had some great interactions with Jonathan and members who are practitioners of mindfulness at work or as teachers, coaches, and speakers on the topic from around the world. If you too seek the company of mindfulness practitioners, have a listen to the show below and then join us!
Do we have a disconnect? Ann Latham on Mindful Social
My guest on this week’s Mindful Social podcast is Ann Latham. She’s the author of several books on clarifying our thoughts and how we communicate them to others, improving our relationships at home and at work. When we begin to recognize the disconnects, we can vastly improve our communication with others, with more clarity and intention.
The Disconnect Principle illustrates how with engaging stories we can instantly relate to. Latham helps us improve our communication style with easy-to-implement frameworks that get to the heart of human interaction.
Learn more about this conversation and more on JanetFouts.com.
Karen Catlin on Belonging in Healthcare
As an author and speaker on inclusive workplaces, Karen Catlin saw the need to lend a voice to those underrepresented in the healthcare industry, especially after the last few years in which these workers have given so much to their communities. In her latest book; Belonging in Healthcare: The Better Allies® Approach to Creating More Inclusive Workplaces Karen gives us a practical approach to being a better ally for co-workers to create a more inclusive so everyone can thrive.
Out of Love- Lynn Abate-Johnson
In her new book, “Out Of Love, A Daughter’s Journey With Her Mom To The End” she shares her story of 6 years as she cared for her mom with ovarian cancer, and how that experience transformed her in so many ways. In the book, she shares her story with heart and honesty but also her knack for problem-solving and organization that will help you navigate your own journey.
Caring for All in the New Culture of Work - TEDx Talk Purdue University
Audio excerpt from my talk at TEDxPurdue University in February 2022. It's time for a change from transactional work culture to a culture that recognizes the value of care and compassion. One that increases resiliency, creativity, productivity, and well-being for all. See the video and more tips on JanetFouts.com. How can I help you?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Self-Care
When I first heard about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) It really resonated with me. An approach that helps us to change our thinking patterns for the better? Skills to cope with anxiety, stress, dependencies, and depression? Fascinating. So of course when I read the CBT Workbook for Mental Health I had to learn more. Today’s guest is Sarah Fader, co-author of the workbook with Dr. Simon Rego. Have a listen, I know you’re going to find this interesting too.
Returning to the workplace? Lori Mihalich-Levin on a mindful approach
Whether you are going back into the office or the workplace after parental leave from work, from caring for a loved one, or because of the pandemic, how can you put your best foot forward and integrate without losing yourself in the process?
My guest this week, Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD believes in empowering working parents, and in the coming months, many of us are heading back into the office for the first time in a while. How can we as leaders help everyone during this transitional time? Learn more about Lori on the blog.
Transformational Conversations with Toi B. James
When we come to a real meeting of the minds, it can transform the relationship and the perspective that each brings to the table.
So how do we learn to have these transformational conversations? I recommend you start by reading Toi B. James” book, of Talk About It: 12 Steps to Transformational Conversations…Even When You Disagree.
Note: Mindful Social listeners will receive a discount on the soft copy of Talk About It:
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Dates: Nov. 4 – Nov. 30, 2021
Can We Talk? Managing Difficult Conversations with Roberta Matuson
If we want everyone to come out of those challenging conversations with positive feelings and a clear idea of their action items, we need to set up that successful conversation for the best possible outcome. That’s just what Roberta Matuson’s new book Can We Talk? Seven Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations at Work addresses. Have a listen to the podcast, and be sure to stay to the end for a special offer from Roberta!
Good Comes First- Changing corporate culture with Mark S. Babbitt
The massive disruption we've been through the last few years has caused a paradigm shift in how we live and work. Employees are no longer satisfied with the autocratic leadership and stilted engagement strategies that used to be the norm.
People are looking for jobs where they really feel respected, encouraged, and where everyone is part of creating and supporting a corporate culture that nurtures productivity rather than drives it.
I'm chatting with my good friend Mark S. Babbitt, co-author with S. Chris Edmonds of Good Comes First - How Today’s Leaders Create an Uncompromising Company Culture That Doesn’t Suck.
Laura DiBenedetto on Practical Tools for Happiness
This week's guest, Laura DiBenedetto founded Vison Marketing, an award-winning marketing agency at the age of 19, and took the marketing world by storm. Today is known as America’s Happiness Coach and the #1 Bestselling Author of The Six Habits. Practical Tools for Bringing Your Dreams to Life. Listen up and leave a review!
Your Best Self At Work - #MindfulSocial
How do we truly be our best selves in the workplace? You’ll find hope, encouragement, and support to further your leadership career in “Your Best Self at Work: Aligning Strengths, Emotional Intelligence & Resilience. Listen to my chat with the authors, Drs Benjamin Dilla and Joel Bennet.
Dr. Diana Hill on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a powerful type of therapy that embraces mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based living, encouraging people to not shy away from difficult feelings.
Listen to the podcast and find all the links on the blog!
The Language of Mindfulness with Brett Hill
Brett Hill has such a delightful approach to teaching mindfulness and meditation. His degree in interpersonal communication and a fascination for technology lead to a career as a technical story-teller, author, blogger, and speaker for companies like Microsoft, Adobe and others. It was great fun chatting with Brett and I think you're going to love listening too.
Mindfulness Without the Bells and Beads- Clif Smith
Are you “mindful curious” or maybe a bit "mindful skeptical"? Listen to Author Clif Smith on the #MindfulSocial #podcast about his new book 'Mindfulness Without the Bells and Beads'. Jump on the blog for show notes, links to the book and learn more about Clif Smith. https://janetfouts.com/clifsmith/
Authenticity Reawakened - Vicki Znavor
For some it takes years of work, or even an existential crisis to learn our real, deep truth. Our one thing that brings us joy. In Authenticity Reawakened, Author Vicki Znavor walks us through some of the signs to understand how we really feel, and how we might not be as connected to our work as we thought we were. Then she helps us face our fears and embrace our own truths with curiosity, courage and grace. Leave your comments here or on the blog!
Loving Your Work? Listen to Mindful Social with Carson Tate
In her new book Own It. Love It. Make It Work she reveals why you don’t have to rely on your company, your coworkers, your boss, or anything other than yourself for your professional fulfillment and engagement. Get the links on the blog https://janetfouts.com
Finding Your What - Brant Menswar on #MindfulSocial
Hear about core values, finding your WHAT, black sheep, and caregiving on Mindful Social this week with Brant MensWar.
F*ck the Bucket List!
Ayelet Baron is an old friend here on Mindful Social, and I'm honored she asked me to preview her latest book, the first in a trilogy, called F*ck the Bucket List For The Soul- Discover The Wonder Of You.
Ayelet walked away from her corporate career to pursue her truth, to face her fears, and to create a life that challenges, fulfills and enriches not only her own life but that of others.
As we face so many challenges this year, everything has changed in mere days, and now is such a perfect opportunity to take a good look at the hows, whys and why not in our lives and make a choice to see the opportunities we may have been blind to until now. Listen up to hear more from Ayelet, and get the book!
Getting back to "normal " at work?
Expectations have changed in so many ways. This week on Mindful Social, I'm with Roshaunda Green. She shares her perspective on some fresh ways to look at leadership and culture in this new normal, and some tips to network and the hunt for a job that fits the way we want to work going forward. Have a listen and visit the blog for more info and contact.
Be Kind and Take No Sh*t #MindfulSocial with Heather Gwaltney
This week on Mindful Social I talk with Heather Gwaltney, author of Be Kind and Take No Sh*t: A Woman's Guide to Balance, Power & Joy Visit the blog post to grab a free chapter of her book. We covered a lot of ground in this chat! We covered some of the challenges women face as leaders in our current work culture, with different management and styles than their male counterparts, and touched on the importance of setting boundaries for ourselves, the way women approach problem-solving, collaboration with colleagues, and how the typical archetypes of female leadership are changing.
Brands, Marketing, Diversity and Equity- A #MindfulSocial panel
As responsible and conscious marketers we are taking a closer look at how marketing is handing issues of culture, diversity, and inclusion, especially on social media (this is mindful social after all!). This week Janet facilitates a conversation with 4 individuals who have their fingers on the pulse of the issues, to offer insights into what's been going right, as well as what we can certainly be working on as conscious, mindful, and engaged marketers. Be sure to visit the blog post to learn more about our panel!
Lesley Slaton Brown on Diversity and Inclusion at HP
What's the first thing you think about when you hear the words "Diversity and Inclusion"? Is it unconscious bias tests? Maybe you've worked somewhere you had to take diversity and inclusion training in order to move up in the company and it was just another box to check off? Or maybe you'd LOVE to find a company that took diversity, inclusion, and equity seriously?
This week on Mindful Social I'm talking with Lesley Slaton Brown, the Chief Diversity Officer at HP, Inc. to hear how drawing from diverse points of view improves the products and services as well as the corporate culture at HP. Listen up!
Mike Robbins- We're All In This Together!
At the moment it is even more important that our teams feel safe, heard and working together isn't it? In Mike Robbin's new book he addresses core principles include fostering an environment of psychological safety, fostering inclusion and belonging, addressing and navigating conflict, and maintaining a healthy balance of high expectations and empathy. Listen in and learn more about Mike and the book on the blog!
What's a Feely Human?
Working through a pandemic? Mindful Social with Julie Kratz
On the show this week my guest is Julie Kratz, an inclusive leadership trainer and founder of Next Pivot Point. We talked at length on what it's like to live and work through this pandemic while having smart conversations about how we want to be now and going forward. How can we be in the driver's seat deciding the path we take through and beyond the crisis? What do we want more of? Less of? How do we make smart decisions and choices as we pivot back to unknown territory after this is over? Listen in!
Gina Biegel Taking in the Good
These days the more we can put our focus on the good in the world the better! Gina Biegel is the author of “Take in the Good- Skills for Staying Positive and Living Your Best Life”. The book has some of my favorite positive coping skills, to help us move away from destructive or harmful patterns and towards ones that can make us happier, healthier and a whole lot better human beings.
On Self-advocacy and the medical system. #mindfulsocial with Christine Clifton
In today’s episode I talk with Christine Clifton about advocacy for ourselves and those we care for when working within the medical system. Being a voice for ourselves or someone else is absolutely key whenever we are engaged within these systems. Christine and I talk about our own experiences with learning to practice self-advocacy and her journey navigating Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Get her free training, “Ignite Your Inner Leader” at www.ChristineClifton.com
The Connectors Advantage with Michelle Tillis Lederman
This week on Mindful Social, my guest is Michelle Tillis Lederman. She’s a real human connector, not one of those people who connects with their own end result in mind, but someone who puts the relationships first and really connecting on a personal level.
That’s what makes her one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, and she’s the author of four books including the bestselling The Connectors Advantage. That’s what makes her one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, and she’s the author of four books including the bestselling The Connectors Advantage.
Say What You Mean- Oren Jay Sofer on #MindfulSocial
If you are wanting to bring empathy forward and open to clearer communication with others, listen to this week's guest on Mindful Social, Oren Jay Sofer, author of Say what you Mean- A Mindful Guide to Nonviolent Communication. You're going to love this one!
Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to Bigger Profits and a Better Life. #MindfulSocial with Michael Brenner
Michael Brenner shares with us what’s really at the root of being disengaged and miserable in our jobs, and spoiler alert, sometimes it’s US, our attitude, expectations or even our victim mindset. Get the book today : Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to Bigger Profits and a Better Life,
Maria Ross The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success
Maria helps us see what makes people successful is not just the most intelligent person in the room, Not necessarily the best concepts, but the teams who have the best soft skills, the best collaboration, empathy and how we are starting to see more data and proof that soft skills really do make a huge difference in how success happens. Want to hear more about that? Listen up.
Relationships first - Mindful Social with Bryan Kramer
On the show this week is Bryan Kramer. We’ve been friends for years, and seen the changes in social media marketing from what used to be seen as a marketing tool to people actually want to communicate with each other, and how moving from the hustle of a marketing agency has changed his outlook on work and life.
Mindful Social with Molly Cantrell-Kraig
My guest on Mindful Social this week is Molly Cantrell-Kraig. Boy, does this woman have a story! She's been through the wringer a few times in her life, yet she's managed to do so much more than survive, she's thrived. Her new book Circuit Train Your Brain- Daily Habits That Develop Resilience is such a great read. You know by now that one of my favorite topics is resilience and when you bring mindfulness and emotional intelligence into the mix it can be golden! Molly has written the book with small bites of information you can pick up and do without straining your brain. It's easy to read yet full of richness. You're gonna love it.
Work doesn't have to suck- #MindfulSocial with Jason Lauritsen
When you ask someone their experience in the world of work, what kind of stories do you hear? Many of us go to work and come home feeling stressed, less than enough, exhausted. Friday is looked forward to. Monday? Not so much.
I really enjoyed chatting with Jason Lauritsen this week about his new book, Unlocking High Performance, and his work with leaders, working to improve broken workplace culture and our relationship with work. Listen up and let us know how your experience of work is going!
Bruce McIntyre on Parkinson's, Caregiving, and Self-care
This chat with Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of topics, from his personal journey as a caregiver for his wife with Parkinson's disease to serving as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. He’s been through quite a lot on this journey and has dedicated his life to helping other family caregivers learn how to take care of their loved ones as well as themselves. As a leader, he's learned lessons along the way to bring more kindness and less judgment to how he works with his team, and how to really talk to people to understand what their challenges are.
Power Your Tribe - MindfulSocial with Christine Comaford
Entrepreneurship and Transforming Your Business to Wellness. #MindfulSocial with Heidi Sloss
This week I'm speaking with Heidi Sloss, another entrepreneur who has also made some major changes in her life and work. She's taken her experiences owning several businesses and feeling "stuck" and rigid in her life, now she's on a new career path, one that helps people be well. Learn more on the blog!
Compassion in the Workplace with Immanual Joseph
This week I’m talking with Immanual Joseph, PhD, about compassion. In the workplace, at home, for others and for ourselves. On the podcast, Immanual said: “Courage is fierce. In the workplace it involves standing up to popular opinion, Standing up to your co-workers and friends to do the right thing. It’s also being vulnerable, Compassion is the opposite of weakness. Compassion is courage with wisdom.” Listen in and add your comments.