Mindful Social Business
By Janet Fouts
Mindful Social BusinessSep 26, 2021
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)
This week I chatted with Dr. Diana Hill about her new book, Act Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, co-written with Dr. Debbie Sorensen.
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?
Empathy, Emotions, vulnerability, these emotions are a part of all of us. This week I'm chatting with Non Wels, founder of the podcast You Me Empathy and the Feely Human Collective, a safe space for us all to learn about ourselves and our emotional lives. Just what we all need right now!
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
This week on Mindful Social I talk with Christine Comaford about her newest book: Power Your Tribe. The book hits home on a lot of levels, particularly when we’re talking about creating a safe space for growth, energy, and creativity in the workplace. Lean more about this episode here.
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.
7 Practices of a Mindful Leader #MindfulSocial with Marc Lesser
Forgive for Good #MindfulSocial with Fred Luskin
You, Me, Empathy, MindfulSocial with Non Wels
Dr. Rick Hanson - Changing Our Brain by Absorbing the Good
You Are Enough
What's the ROI of Compassion in the workplace?
On Forgiveness, Resilience and Reconciliation in Rwanda
Bring Your Whole Self to Work - Mike Robbins
Participation Marketing #Mindful Social with Michael Brito
How We Work with Leah Weiss
Motivational Listening with D. Scott Smith
Entrepreneurial You, #MindfulSocial with Dorie Clark
She interviewed more than 50 entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries to sample their secret sauce and share it with us. We will hear from podcasters, public speakers, coaches, consultants and learn from their struggles and their successes.
Working with Difficult People- A Meditation
A Meditation to De-stress Your Day
Meditation for Busy People
On the Gamification of Mindfulness
What is Conscious Business
Listen Before You Write That Post
Social Media Driving you nuts? Yeah, that's on YOU
Can HR lead the charge to mindful business? #MindfulSocial with Marissa Afton
My guest this week is Marissa Afton. She's a Director and Senior Consultant for the Potential project, an international organization providing organizational effectiveness programs based on mindfulness for more than 10 years. For resources mentioned in the show visit: mindfulsocialmarketing.com/hr-mindful-business-marissaafton/
On Being Known, Mindful Social with Mark Schaefer
On Mindful Entrepreneurship – #MindfulSocial with Kathleen Gage - Mindful Social Business
You Don't Have to Shout to Stand Out. #MindfulSocial with Christine Clifton
Own Your Brand Story MindfulSocial with @ParkHowell
Gini Dietrich on Mindful Social and content creation
Gini shares with us her process for using active listening to truly understand what people want and the language they use to communicate effectively. That makes it a whole lot easier to deliver content that people really want, and in a voice that helps create affinity.
A mindful approach to social sales #MindfulSocial with Kathi Kruse
Self Awareness and Your Business #MindfulSocial with @OlaAgbaimoni
Mindful Social with Leslie Nance on Livestream, cooking and Go2Kitchens
Marketing your Business Start with the story MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik
Mindful Social with Courtney Smith Kramer
Want Happy Engaged Employees MindfulSocial with @Elsua
Mindful Social With Courtney Smith Kramer
Life as a Social Entrepreneur. mindfulsocial with Lynn Abate-Johnson
On personal brand and Influence MindfulSocial with Bryan Kramer
What Does a Mindful Business Look Like MindfulSocial with Allie Stark
#MindfulSocial with Jenny Blake
Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair
Run small experiments to determine next steps
Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction.
Learn more on the blog: bit.ly/2kMH4Vr
On entrepreneurship growth and social strategy MindfulSocial with Paul Bradley Smith
This week's guest is Paul Bradley Smith aka @tweetsmithers, a cReAtIvE, analytical, intellectual seeking to create social media strategy that creates marketing efficiencies that makes our world a better place. Read more at bit.ly/2jCKyvH
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit MindfulSocial With Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman
The future of corporate leadership- #MindfulSocial with @AyeletB and @TAMcdonald
Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content
Create Content for Awareness or Lead Gen?
Authenticity at work, where's the line?
A Mindful Approach to Content Management
Laura Norvig is the Digital Media Strategist at ETR, where she applies her thirteen years of experience in the nonprofit sector to the content, marketing, and social media strategies of ETR. Learn more at: bit.ly/2iG4IVZ
The healing power of forgiveness #MindfulSocial with @TaraMuldoon
The power of telling your story -MovementBE
Exhausted by fear and hate? You have a choice.
Mindful PR the way it should be with @Shonali Shonali Burke
The Good, the Bad, and the Fun of being a community manager with Megan Keane @penguinasana
Mindful entrepreneurship, #MindfulSocial with @JohnHaydon
The ABCs of Attention, Balance, and Compassion with @susankgreenland
We start “teaching” our children mindfulness early on. We’re learning that we can regulate ourselves and down-regulate ourselves. If we can stay in the moment and in a mindful relationship with our child, that is amazing and important modeling. It creates an in tuned relationship. When they’re older, it’s being in the moment with the child engaged in the activity and really being present. Enjoy the wonderful moment without a lot of analyzing. If they’re drawing, simply be there, instead of being on the iPhone, and let them draw without expectations. Learn more about the ABCs – Attention, Balance and Compassion. Learn more at bit.ly/2jtjFHZ
Successful Client Relationships: Quality over quantity with @secretsushi Adam Helweh
Being mindful is knowing there comes a time when we have to pause and say, “This is what I need to focus on.” Pay more attention to the creative ways to get your clients what they need. Make sure that part of your time is spent not to not just address the work the clients need, but also how can you improve the relationship. Listen for more mindful tips from Janet Secret Sushi! Read more on the blog: bit.ly/2jDpAwL
Mindful Business Communication with Jessica Smith
We have so many distractions in our environments, and what we think is listening is really hearing. We hear somebody talk and we pick up some of the words, but we’re not really focused on that person. That’s where mindfulness listening comes in. It’s being in tuned to the other person and listening to what they have to say, being curious about their perspectives, opinions and genuinely listening!
Also, how do we as communicators talk about our brand and keep the brand identity and messaging in mind while being mindful of our audience, who doesn’t care about our messaging? Listen to Janet and Jessica to find out! Learn more at bit.ly/2jDW5dU
Marketing your Business? Start with the story #MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik
What does mindful social leadership look like? Janet Fouts with Mark Babbitt
Paid social pays off. Here's how! @JedRecord on #MindfulSocial
This Blabcast is part of the #MindfulSocial series, inspired by Janet's book "Mindful Social Marketing". Learn more here: bit.ly/2iPkZTC
Building real community online #MindfulSocial with @ChristinKardos
Social Listening The why, the how, the WTH MindfulSocial with Rachel Lou Miller
Content marketing with Steve Farnsworth Mindfulsocial
There's no right or wrong way to practice #mindfulness
Generosity and the spirit of Twitter #mindfulsocial with @DeCart
christin kardos on #mindfulsocial
rachel miller on #mindfulsocial
Daron Larson on #MindfulSocial
The Conscious Business #MindfulSocial with Tamara McCleary
Keeping it Human. #MindfulSocial with Kathy Klotz-Guest
Mindfulness and work life balance with Aaron Kahlow
What is Social PR? #mindfulsocial with Shonali Burke
The secret to scaling content marketing
Applying Mindfulness to Your Business
Ted Rubin on real digital relationships
Check out Ted's latest book, "How to Look People in the Eye Digitally". Learn more about this episode on the blog: bit.ly/2iYk72v