On The Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.

Encore OTS 253: You Are Everything – Leslie Ehm

Today’s guest has discovered the secret to tapping into your authentic self and turning it into a superpower at work and in life. She has spent the last 14 years traveling the globe, training senior execs and teams from Fortune 100 companies like Google, Pepsico, Uber, and Disney. She’s turned technologists into creative forces, bankers…

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OTS 377: Path of Resilience – Diane Wolf

Today’s guest is on a mission to help people recognize and disarm the negative impacts of stress before it leads to crisis.  With over 40 years studying the brain, an MBA in Knowledge and Learning Management, and a Master’s in Clinical Counselling, she translates complicated science into accessible tools for building resilience. In her private…

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ENCORE OTS 199: Vulnerability to Success – Hope Timberlake

Today’s guest focuses on the communication side of leadership. Through her warmth and humor, she helps people to become better communicators, influencers and leaders. They recognize gaps, build on strengths, and become more effective professionals. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with clients across a variety of sectors to enhance their performance and…

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OTS 376: Mentorship Magic – Angela Duncan

Today’s guest exemplifies the power of resilience and the transformative capacity of financial literacy. A trailblazer in personal finance, she has turned her challenging beginnings in Section 8 housing and a childhood marked by poverty and abuse into a celebrated career spanning over 25 years. She’s a serial entrepreneur with many accomplishments, including managing a…

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OTS 239: Vulnerable Conversations – Jan Keck

Today’s guest empowers people who feel disconnected with the tools to start meaningful conversations and find their people. He creates tools and transformational experiences, so leaders and teams can feel heard, seen, and valued, and create a culture of authenticity, trust, and belonging. He is the creator of ASK DEEP QUESTIONS, which started out as…

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OTS 375 – Discovering Creativity – Geoffrey Klein

Today’s guest is a visual content maestro and storytelling savant whose mission is to make your business pop in the crowded marketplace.  His company’s creations, be it in animation, video, or graphic design, are not just seen but experienced. He is the best-selling author of “The Content Beast,” where he shares insights into how visual…

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Encore OTS 220: Raising Leaders – Tammy Dowley-Blackman

Today’s guest has spent almost two decades building companies focused on delivering innovative approaches to leadership and organizational development. She has served as a CEO and key decision-maker, a board member for national organizations, a sought after consultant helping organizations plan and implement strategy, and a leadership development content creator assisting individuals and organizations as…

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OTS 374: Stepping into the Void – Marjorie Turner Hollman

Today’s guest has a passion for the great outdoors and a personal resilience journey. She has become a beacon of hope for many seeking to embrace nature’s beauty, irrespective of physical constraints. Her dedication to accessibility in the wilderness has led her to author several acclaimed Easy Walks guidebooks, catering specifically to those with mobility…

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OTS 196: Paint On Your Own Canvas – Crystal Washington

Today’s guest is a technology strategist and certified futurist. She is known for her ability to take complex technology topics and make them accessible to everyday professionals, across multiple generations. She works with organizations that want to leverage social media, apps, smartphones, and the web to increase profits and productivity. She has entertained and educated…

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OTS 373: Rising Through the Ranks – Jacki Semerau Tait

Today’s guest is a beacon of resilience and reinvention, known in real estate and beyond. With over two decades of experience in the industry, she has not only achieved consistent six-figure incomes for herself, she has also guided thousands of agents to do the same, all while maintaining a balanced life. After facing financial despair…

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