Training and Development

#37 – Reach West Radio – Ron Thomas

Then comes the part where you believe that life is a team exercise and that true collaboration means expecting and envisioning greater opportunities that never occur in solitude. The Reach West Radio show welcomes Ron Thomas, the founder of the Strategy Focused Group, an international consulting firm based in Dubai. Listen to Reach West Radio:

[Reach West Radio Rebroadcast] #2 – Empowering Every Person’s Well-Being – Irene van der Zande

This is a rebroadcast from 2016. Enjoy! The Reach West Radio show welcomes Irene van der Zande, Executive Director and Founder of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International. Irene has launched a global movement that has reached over 4 million people since 1989, and hopes to empower every person on our planet with the skills and knowledge… more [Reach West Radio Rebroadcast] #2 – Empowering Every Person’s Well-Being – Irene van der Zande

#20 – On Adding Value to the Workforce and Society at Large – Debra Ruh

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Debra Ruh, founder and CEO of Ruh Global Communications (RGC), a strategic communications and digital marketing firm helping organizations strategically include People with Disabilities (PwD). Debra’s daughter was born with Down syndrome and she’s wanted to elevate those with disabilities ever since. Her firm focuses on Global Disability Inclusion,… more #20 – On Adding Value to the Workforce and Society at Large – Debra Ruh

#14 – The Part Where You Write Your Future Story – Lois Melbourne

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Lois Melbourne, Chief Story Officer and founder of My Future Story. Lois founded My Future Story to write kids books about careers, based on what they love to do. As an entrepreneur, and former talent management software CEO, Lois has seen and experienced the benefits of truly enjoying the… more #14 – The Part Where You Write Your Future Story – Lois Melbourne

#3 – On Showing Up and Being Your Better Self – Molly Fletcher

The Reach West Radio show welcomes Molly Fletcher, CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company, as well as a powerful keynote speaker and author. Molly is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. Hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, she represented sport’s biggest names and negotiated over $500 million in contracts. She’s been… more #3 – On Showing Up and Being Your Better Self – Molly Fletcher

The Warming Heart Of People Pools

“And I don’t care, go on and tear me apart And I don’t care if you do ‘Cause in a sky, ‘cause in a sky full of stars I think I see you…” —Coldplay, “Sky Full of Stars” The statement’s context bummed me out. Not because my father-in-law and his wife didn’t know what I… more The Warming Heart Of People Pools

Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

It wasn’t exactly the romanticized version of backpacking through an exotic land, especially if you consider a cheap roller suitcase a backpack, which unfortunately I did. But that was me then in 1998, when my then girlfriend (now wife) had bitten me with the travel bug. Prior to that my travel was limited to North… more Success Measured By Effectual Stretch

Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable

“Half the world is Half the world was Half the world thinks  While the other half does…”  –Neil Peart (writer and musician, “Half the World”) The nightlight burned brighter. It didn’t make any sense at the time because it was the same nightlight we always used in the hallway for our girls, and it was… more Diversity And Inclusion Drive The Road To Remarkable

Today’s Workplace Contract Of Go, Go, Go

I remember the fear of actually finishing something. Then the fear of executing that something. And then the fear of never quite being good enough. And then the fear of being crushed under the weight of overcritical judgments again and again. And then again, I remember the pleasure of being pushed to perform, even in… more Today’s Workplace Contract Of Go, Go, Go

One Week In: The 2015 Painful & Pleasurable Prediction

“We can go from boom to bust, From dreams to a bowl of dust…” – Neil Peart On December 31, 2014, I jokingly predicted on Facebook that the next day would become a new year, maybe even a happy one for many of us. And lo and behold, my prediction came true, at least the… more One Week In: The 2015 Painful & Pleasurable Prediction

Rebooting the Human interaction in HR

“Wilderness of mirrors World of polished steel Gears and iron chains Turn the grinding wheel I run between the shadows Some are phantoms, some are real…” – Neil Peart, “Double Agent”   Welcome to your new job! Now, put on these chains and fill out this form… And then fill out this one… And then… more Rebooting the Human interaction in HR

Taking Care Of Selfie With A Smile

What? You’ve never heard of it? <smile – snap – post> It’s all the social media rage. <smile – snap – post> And all the kids are doing it. <smile – snap – post> Heck, not just all the kids either. Some of us older folk are doing it, too. <smile – snap – post>… more Taking Care Of Selfie With A Smile