In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m excited to bring you a discussion with consultant, author, TEDx speaker, and entrepreneur, Moe Carrick. Moe seeks to help people thrive in the companies for which they work and grounds her approach in a unifying and undeniable truth: successful work is dependent on human relationships. Recognizing that most of us spend most of our lives at work, and that consequently, work plays a huge role in the meaning and satisfaction we experience in life, Moe offers a fresh, honest, and direct roadmap for leaders everywhere who seek to make their workplace “fit for human life.” This message, about the absolute indispensability of “soft skills“ and taking care of the human side of work, is relevant to leaders in all organizations, at every level, as well as those in development, HR, OD, coaching, and consulting who advise others about organizational culture, leadership, structures, and teams.
In this episode of The Transformative Leader Podcast, I have the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Tarvin, the world’s leading Humor Engineer! Andrew teaches people how to get better results while having more fun in the workplace. As you will hear in the interview, Andrew has not only figured out how to use humor to become a more effective leader and speaker, but he has also formulated very practical and actionable principles that anybody can use to to the same.
In this episode, Ria Story, Motivational Leadership Speaker, shares her incredible story of surviving and overcoming an abusive background to succeed despite the odds. She shares how, by being determined to thrive and empower others to do the same, she quickly went beyond mere survival and embraced leadership as a calling. You do not want to miss the valuable perspective Ria shares on resilience and authenticity, and how they are both essential elements to being an effective, empowering leader.
Like many, Ria faced adversity in life. Raised on an isolated farm in Alabama, she was sexually abused by her father from age 12 – 19. Desperate to escape, she left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma. Ria learned to be resilient, not only surviving, but thriving. She worked her way through college, earning her MBA with a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and had a successful career in the corporate world of administrative healthcare.