Team of the Future Summit – Speaker PageAlice Gentry2019-06-13T14:35:36+00:00
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At this summit, more than 12 world-class, thought leaders and change agents gather to provide you with modern, practical ideas you can use to transform both your leadership and the results of your team. Each day, starting on September 12 until September 23rd, 2016 you will receive an email providing you with information about the thought leader(s) you can listen to and their topic(s) for that day. Audio access for each interview will be available for 48 hours before it is removed from public access. The summit is for executives, managers, entrepreneurs and anyone else who leads an organizational team and it is hosted by Yvette Bethel, author, coach, trainer, and CEO of Organizational Soul. (www.yvettebethel.com)
Dr. Chip Espinoza
Dr. Chip Espinoza is the Academic Director of the Organizational Psychology program at Concordia University Irvine. He is the co-author of three books about Millennials including: Managing the Millennials: Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce. He is also the Academic Director of the Organizational Psychology and Nonprofit Leadership programs at Concordia University Irvine. Chip is a leading expert on the subject of generational diversity in the workplace. He is also a content expert for CNN, Fox News, and CBS Radio on the subject of Millennials in the workplace. Chip was recently named a top 15 Global Thought Leader on the Future of Work by the Economic Times.
Chip guides us into the wonderful world of Millennials. His interview informs us about his research about Millennials. He says Millennials display non-traditional qualities that can be misunderstood by coworkers. He provides insights not only into how you can effectively manage Millennials, but he also helps us understand how Millennials manage. Understanding and responding to Millennials is essential to creating a high performing team.
Tamra Chandler is the CEO and co-founder of a thriving Seattle-based consulting company called PeopleFirm, which focuses on helping organizations find success by improving how they utilize, motivate, and support their people. She has spent most of her career thinking about people, researching how they are motivated, and developing new and effective ways for organizations to achieve the ultimate win-win. An award-winning leader in her field she’s been recognized by Consulting Magazine, twice, as one of the top consultants in the United States. Tamra recently focused her considerable energy on solving the problem of performance management. Her Performance Management Reboot system has received international acclaim for its innovative, customizable, and down-to-earth methodology.
In this interview, Tamra summarizes eight flaws that are inherent in the traditional performance management model and the eight fundamental shifts leaders can make so they can create, and meaningfully implement, a unique performance management solution. Then she provides a five step process you can use to redesign or reboot your entire performance management process. Tamra’s performance management change model is a flexible one that allows the positive cultural qualities of your organization to shine through.
Pat Armitstead is a pioneer and thought leader in the areas of authentic leadership, engagement, creativity, and joyology. Pat’s life has been devoted to helping others transform their lives. She is a best-selling author of three books with a total of nine books under her belt. She is the producer of ten documentaries and hosts a multi-award winning radio show in Australia. Pat has toured internationally with Patch Adams and shared live platforms with world class speakers like Jack Canfield, Bruce Lipton, and Dr. John Demartini.
In her interview, Pat shares short case studies that describe how she helped transform a conservative law firm and other organizations into world class institutions by improving employee engagement. Her unique methods provide insights into how leaders can use practical strategies to improve both employee and client engagement. Pat firmly believes teams perform best when team members feel valued so she defines a term she coined, joyology, and talks about how it applies to high performing teams.
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Colleen Slaughter, BOLDER Mentor for International Leaders and CEO of Authentic Leadership International, operates both in the United States and Europe. Colleen’s proprietary BOLDER® system is designed to offer the confidence, clarity and courage necessary to help leaders achieve alignment with their true talents and desires. Colleen’s international experience allows her to speak authoritatively on a variety of topics, including vision claiming, powerful persuasion and leading authentic change.
Colleen speaks about her approach to helping clients facilitate change. From her perspective, organizations don’t change, people change, so the human element of change is critical. She explores the idea of “real conversations” and how you can develop relevant skills to enhance team trust and engagement. Colleen also provides practical strategies you can use to improve collaboration during the change process, including an exploration of full-spectrum leadership and how it can enhance your team.
Heather Parks is The Owner of ARIS Coaching Services in Vancouver, Canada. She is a Certified Solution Focused Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Heather is active in the Vancouver coaching community serving as a member of the International Coach Federation and President of the Solution Focused Coaches Association. She is past General Manager of Erickson College, Vancouver, the starting place of Solution-Focused Coach training worldwide & head office for Erickson College International.
During her interview, Heather provides insights into the differences between the conventional performance coaching model and the solution focused coaching framework. The solution focused model helps members of your team to tap into their inner resources and sustain motivation from within. Heather believes that in order to bring out the best in people they need to be in a particular state so she shares practical tools you can use to build trust and set the stage for team cohesion and ultimately, enhanced performance.
Maria Arpa, is the Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions in the United Kingdom. Maria has made interpersonal skills a lifetime project, she developed her talent for engaging people in healthy conversations through her experiences as a Samaritan volunteer, a counsellor, and a mediator. Maria is a former Chair of Mediation UK, and is a sought after speaker and trainer. Described by the Civil Mediation Council as one of the UK’s ‘top’ mediators, Maria developed a communication tool called the Dialogue Road Map which has gained recognition amongst senior mediation professionals.
Maria will share with you the differences between dialogue and debate, establishing the history of the debate model and how it is used pervasively. Maria goes beyond providing you with steps you can take, she provides insight into the states you can learn to embody in order for dialogue to occur. She also provides practical tips you can use to build engagement by allowing the talents of your team members to shine.
Dr. Neil Fiore, is a licensed psychologist, trainer and the author of six books including The Now Habit at Work: Perform Optimally, Maintain Focus, and Ignite Motivation. Neil is a former president of The Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis and has conducted training at the Esalen Institute, California School of Professional Psychology, Summit Hospital, Smithsonian Institute, Levi Strauss, Stanford University, and for the Dr. Milton Erickson Foundation. Neil has published in numerous journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and popular magazines like Psychology Today, Entrepreneur, and Boardroom Reports. Selected by Boardroom Reports as one of their “Top Ten Self-Help Gurus,” Dr. Fiore is firmly established as one of America’s top productivity experts..
In his interview, Neil highlights obstacles to productivity, starting with procrastination. He explains why procrastination can happen and how you can transform your self-talk so you can reframe situations. He differentiates between the language of procrastination and the language of producers. Neil then provides techniques you can use to overcome procrastination. He goes on to share his ideas about workaholism and perfectionism and various other tips you can use to optimize your performance.
Jeff personally knows the journey to championship as a sprint cyclist on the 1972 US Olympic cycling team. As the team doctor to 6 winning cycling teams in the Tour de France, generally recognized as the most grueling, challenging and life-affirming competition there is: he knows how to coax the best performance out of his team, and recognize what it takes on a physical and mental level to keep going, despite impossible circumstances. His perspective as a competitor, physician as well as a coach, uniquely qualifies him to understand the anatomy of what goes into a championship performance no matter what your arena.
From an early age, Jeff set out to crack the code of success and winning. After a career as a world-class athlete, Jeff developed a goal achievement roadmap which he shares in this interview. He outlines practical steps you can use to first prepare for achieving your goal and then Jeff goes on to share his proven system for achieving your goals. Tune into this interview to learn more about the Champion’s mindset and how it can help you take the performance of your team to the next level.
Erkan Ali, is the Creator and Co-founder of BeCollaboration in the UK. He has been working with business owners and teams to produce breakthrough results for over 20 years. His business is unlike any other, BeCollaboration is breaking the paradigm of business and what it means to go to work. They make it happen by bringing together world class, cutting edge ideas and principles to make a positive impact on businesses, organizations and people’s lives. At BeCollaboration, Their sole purpose is to create opportunities for people to thrive and excel.
Erkan explains that we live in a society predicated on competition. He goes on to define what it means to collaborate, making a distinction between collaboration and cooperation. He acknowledges team members are at their collaborative best when they are in the ‘zone’ because while in this zone, breakthrough results can emerge. Erkan goes on to discuss what it means to be a part of an aligned team and how alignment and trust are connected. He believes teams can achieve breakthrough results by tapping into the genius of each member.
Michelle Kulp is the author of seven bestselling books including Quit Your Job and Follow Your Dreams. She is known as “The Heart-Centered Online Business Strategist” who Teaches both men and women How To Build a 6-Figure Income Online. Michelle believes we all have the power to take our knowledge and turn it into an online business. Through Michelle’s private mastermind program, “The Rising Stars”, she helps clients fast track their goals and dreams in a supportive and action-oriented environment!
During her interview, Michelle identifies the signs that indicate it may be time for you to consider a change in your career. She provides her perspectives about whether you should venture onto the entrepreneurial path or explore another career direction. If you are not sure about which path to take, she provides a few ideas you can use to inform your decision. Michelle goes on to recommend steps you can take to redesign your life, so you can build a successful business.
With his 30 years of experience in sales and business development, Glen founded GWC Sales Training to deliver consultancy and training for clients across a wide range of sectors including logistics, financial services and oil and gas. As a Speaker, Sales Consultant and certified Master Coach (CSA), Glen feels meeting the needs of our increasingly complex and competitive business environment is important. He believes sales is a collaborative process, part of who we are and how we survive. At its core, sales should be a desire to ‘help’, not ‘sell’, so that not only will both parties win, but the wider society wins too.
Glen starts his interview with the notion that sales is a misunderstood discipline. He reveals why clients are attracted to and purchase from some sales persons and not others and goes on to share proven strategies that provide a more modern approach to sales. He then describes how you can become an even better sales person by transforming your mindset and learning a new sales process. Glen’s approach is the art of selling without selling, more specifically, heart centered selling.
Ike Lasater, mediator and trainer, coaches individuals and organizations in communication and conflict resolution skills. He practiced as a civil trial attorney in the state and federal courts of California and subsequently trained extensively with psychologist Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Ike has served on the boards of the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, and served on the mediation panel for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He is the co-author of multiple books including From Conflict to Connection: Transforming Difficult Conversations into Peaceful Resolutions.
Ike believes what we say really matters. In his interview he says we live in a world of judgment and explains how this affects trust and connection. He explores the power of connection and its role in the process of non-violent communication. Ike then provides a proven model you can use to transform difficult conversations into ones that will give you the results you want, without the drama.
Marie speaks, writes and consults on collaboration, empathy, communication and change in teams and multi-stakeholder groups. She is President and Chief Facilitation Officer at Arizona-based Elucity Network, Inc., a consulting and training firm that specializes in supporting organizations and communities do their best thinking together. Marie has received over two dozen partnering and communications awards working with Fortune 500 clients, nonprofits, unions, universities and government agencies. Marie is the author of The Empathy Factor – Your Competitive Advantage for Personal, Team, and Business Success.
In this interview, Marie explores empathy in the context of the workplace. She explains what it is and why it is critical for both team and business success. She has found that a powerful team has a shared reality so provides insights into how teams come together to create that reality. Marie also provides research-based information that can help you view your team through fresh eyes. Tune in to this interview to expand your thinking about empathy and how it can empower the performance of your team.