The Switch by Ife Taiwo
By Ifeoluwa Taiwo
The Switch by Ife Taiwo Jul 04, 2022
#029 Carolina Gutierrez: Prioritizing Mental Awareness Amongst Founders
Being a business owner is not for the faint of heart. Nothing properly prepares you for the ups and downs entrepreneurship brings.
72% of entrepreneurs suffer directly or indirectly from mental health challenges.
💣 They have a 3-4X higher likely hood of suicide than the general population.
💣 62% report feeling depressed at least once per week.
So why isn’t this spoken about more? Where are the warnings before embarking on this journey?
We actively look for help in all other aspects of our business except to address the emotional and social toll it has on our lives. This needs to change today.
Carolina and i speak on the issue of mental wellness amongst entrepreneurs, she spoke about how there is a lot of burnout amongst founders and what we can do to find a balance. How founders can also find the balance between drive and passion and the people they work it. We speak about how men need to speak up and find some help when they notice them slipping.
Carolina can be reached here: www.linkedin.com/in/meetcarolina/
#028 Alvin Narsey: Visibility, Cash and Profit
Trained as a Pharmacist in Melbourne, Australia, I bought my first business as a partnership a few years after I graduated from the University. Now, he has sold his businesses and focuses on travelling the world and helping other Retail Business Owners
In this episode, we speak about the difference between cash and profit and how you should approach both. We also speak about how you should delegate and not be the entrepreneur doing everything all at once. We spoke about balance, how to set KPIs and metrics for your business and how you should document everything.
You can catch Alvin at www.facebook.com/alvin.narsey.7
#027 Mark A Herschberg: Be Intentional About Your Career
In this episode, we talk about the existing skills gap after leaving school and starting your career and how graduates have to be intentional about your filling those gaps to help improve their career trajectory. having a plan and also how to network. We talk about how to network internally and externally. How to navigate the tricky office politics scenario and how to do networking right. We also spoke about his book: www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/.
#026 Kathleen Donnelly Israel: Forgivenes, Inner Peace and Pilgrimage
She is also the author of "Wisdom on the Camino: A Spiritual Journey Sharing Forgiveness and Possibilities to Inspire the Rest of Your Life."
#025 William Attaway: Leading to Make a Difference
You can get Williams book on Amazon
#010 Ezekiel Yusuf: Harnessing the Power of the Mind.
#024 Peter Ayeni: From Almost Doctor to Software Engineer
#023 Transitioning into Tech & The Unboxd Story
#022 Emily Sander: Mentoring,Coaching and Leadership
Emily is a Certified Professional Coach. She is an experienced professional with over a decade of experience across Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures with a focus on turnaround, operational, and customer experience restructuring. She is currently the "Chief of staff" at fusionZONE Automotive, LLC. Emily is the author of "Hacking Executive Leadership", a book that helps you to build your confidence as a leader and navigate the murky waters of corporate leadership.
In this episode, we spoke about her role as the "Chief of Staff" and how she helps hold the executive leadership team together as a team. We also spoke about how leaders should be able to identify and nurture the individuals that have been the opportunity to lead. We also spoke about the effectiveness of coaching and mentoring, and how a good coach can help to fine-tune not just your leadership skills but also your life skills that are useful outside the workspace.
#021 Melina Palmer: Understanding Your Customers.
In this episode, Melina explained the meaning of behavioural economics, and how her adventure into the field started. We also talked about her first book, "What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You". She broke some of the concepts in her book and how business owners can use those concepts to shape consumer buying behavior.
#020 Carissa Karban: Leadership Of The Future
Carissa is a leadership coach who has had a taste of corporate America. In this episode, we talked about how the understanding ones self can be a major contributor to leadership improvement both in the personal and corporate space. we also talked about the need for a coach and how to sieve and find the right coach to help achieve ones life journey. we also speak about the need to have conversations with ourselves and that each individual is in the drivers seat of his/her life.
Bio: Carissa is a leadership coach who helps corporate leaders achieve career mastery through introspection and impact. She specializes in helping you become the leader of your own life so you can serve and lead more powerfully. She also loves hiking, dogs, and traveling the world. Feel free to reach out and let her know what resonated with you about this conversation!
Evolve Leadership Retreat link: https://carissakarban.aweb.page/Retreat
#019 Adewale Gbadeyan: From Engineering to Data Analytics
#018 Jessica Bronzert: Understanding The Concept Of Vertical Theory Of Leadership Development
In this episode, Jessica spoke about how organizations are designed to align with horizontal development patterns. we looked at the difference between vertical and horizontal leadership development theories and their critical differences. We also looked at the different human development ladders and how much of the adult population is located in the different spectrums. We finally looked at how to assess oneself and what to do next after assessment:
Assessment Template: https://sparksgrp.com/vertical_development/
Jessica is an Executive Coach and a leadership development expert. She is also the CEO of the Sparks Group, whose focus is on Executive Coaching & Transformational Change for Organizations, Teams, and Individuals seeking change that makes a difference to them and in the world.