Ep #21: Beating Fear of Technology with Sheila Scarborough

Sheila Scarborough believes that we can overcome a fear of technology by tapping into our natural curiosity. A former Naval officer and certified Navy Master Training Specialist, Sheila started a new career in technology focusing on social media training for the tourism and hospitality industries. Her work has been honored with an Austin American-Statesman Texas Social […]

Encore Episode: Farnoosh Brock on Confidence, Courage, and Productivity

This is one of our favorite podcast episodes, full of inspiration for taking the next steps in your life and your career. We’re happy to bring you this encore conversation with Farnoosh, and new episodes will be back next week.

Farnoosh Brock deeply believes that everyone can have a second act, and that women have every right to claim their courage and confidence and set themselves up as experts in their fields. Two years ago Farnoosh left her corporate job to create Prolific Living, her own media and publishing company. She works all over the world, thriving on the creativity that comes with travel.

On this episode, Farnoosh tells us about the power of mindmapping for creating and brainstorming, whether you’re using it for personal or professional pursuits. She also delves into the power of social media and offers suggestions for how to more effectively manage social media accounts for business. In the second half of our conversation, Farnoosh delves into the issues of confidence and courage, discussing how women can harness their unique skills and abilities to position themselves as experts in their field, even when that field is largely male-dominated. This episode packs a ton of valuable ideas into just 30 minutes.

Ep #20: Managing Stress and Anxiety with BB Crawford

BB Crawford is a coach who works with clients to reduce anxiety and stress and increase a sense of peace and clarity. Her passion is to train people to focus on what they desire in their lives without the distraction of anxiety, stress or emotional overwhelm. While BB works with private clients, she also offers pro bono services to returning troops and veterans through her practice in Fort Hood, TX. Seven years ago BB created her signature program The ESSential Leadership Life Skills Training and her company Emotional Self Sufficiency (ESS). She began working with Vietnam veterans and returning troops, helping them to manage anxiety and stress, especially during the process of returning to civilian life after deployment. Her tactics are fantastic for anyone encountering stress and dealing with the emotional and physical tolls it takes on the mind and body.
In this episode BB shares a variety of simple tools and exercises anyone can use to manage stress and anxiety. She helps us identify the patterned responses we all have to stress and examine how we can change those responses for better outcomes in the future. BB offers some key insights into how to stop sabotaging ourselves in important situations, both in our personal lives and at work, by using some simple techniques, all of which are designed to increase the positive energy we need to make us successful in tense situations.

Ep #19: Building Community Through Social Media with Linda Hart

Linda Hart is a Unitarian Universalist minister based in Washington state. Her work as a pastor has taken her to communities throughout the United State and England, and with her expertise in community building and group facilitation, her work increasingly has online and technological components.

We tend to think of clergy as being more philosophical and less technological, and Linda busts that myth and shares with us how she’s increasingly using technology to connect with members of her community. Like many of us, Linda is learning how to use new technology in ways that are effective for work, and which help her have joyful connections in the world. In this episode she helps us see how the leadership of organizations can use technology to be more effective in their connections with their membership while creating positive interactions.

Ep #18: Translating Your Skills to a Portable Career with Marcelle Yeager

Welcome to part two of our conversation with Marcelle Yeager, an experienced strategy and communications consultant and co-founder of Career Valet. You can find the first part of her interview on how to stand out in a crowded job market here. With years of experience hiring and mentoring staff both in the U.S. and abroad, […]