Season 3, Episode 1
What does it mean to be a Ladyboss? Laura Caroon reflects that most women she knows are already leaders in some way, they just might not recognize it. She shares about co-founding Ladyboss Midwest, which empowers and connects women leaders, and their upcoming FLOW retreat is this March. Additionally, Laura talks about her experience being elected to Moorhead city council and working with She Should Run, a nonprofit that helps give women the tools to run a successful political campaign.
Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart, a high-performance sales coach and the creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risk so that we can all face uncertainty with more courage and confidence together. Ladies, we know who really runs the world or should but there are days when we...
Every year a group of us share what our word of the year is going to be and why it’s our word. The intention is to select one word that encapsulates what we most want out of the year. The idea it becomes our mantra, our reminder of what we want to create, experience, attract.
At the end of each year, we talk about how our word showed up throughout the year, ways it didn’t emulate what we wanted, ways it helped us along the way…and then we choose the next word for the new year (WOY).
I like to start thinking about my word in early December. Some years I’ve made a long list and slowly narrow it down. Other times it’s clear what I want more of in my life and that becomes the word. Freedom. Ease.
It’s interesting how the definition and interpretation of the word morphs with my experiences. My 2021 year was ease and in a lot of ways it has felt like one of my harder years. I also recognized that I often ignored my WOY and opted to double down or keep...
Season 2, Episode 42
Chaz Sandifer set out to test her strength physically, mentally, and emotionally after a challenging life situation. She took back her personal power, became a bodybuilder, and created a business to be able to help others create new versions of themselves through fitness and wellness. Chaz is the CEO/Founder of theNEWmpls which focuses on affordable fitness, wellness, and nutrition. She shares what made the biggest differences for her, her motivation, and the importance of holding yourself accountable.
Hello, I'm Michael W Kithcart, high-performance sales coach and the creator of the winning your way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risk so that we can all face uncertainty with more courage and confidence together. My guest today is Chaz Sandifer. She is the CEO and founder of theNEWmpls,...
Twenty-three. There are twenty-three significant wins I’ve had in 2021. Some are small, personal accomplishments. Others are goals achieved. A couple were new learnings and there’s a smattering of progress points. None of which were really on the top of my mind until I took the time to make the list and created space to jog my memory.
Chances are you’re an achiever who expects to get a lot done and once a task or goal is completed, you move on to the next thing. It’s important to capture what went well AND celebrate all that you’ve accomplished in ’21 so that you set the foundation for ongoing success in the new year.
Acknowledging you attempted or completed something you’ve never done before, or that you accomplished it at a higher level than you ever have before, sends a signal to the brain that you’ve attained next level growth. And the brain keeps track. Your subconscious mind runs your life. It captures what you’ve seen,...
Season 2, Episode 41
Planning for the new year doesn't have to be stressful or even time-consuming. You can learn to love numbers and set goals you've never achieved before with confidence. This episode challenges the notion that goal-setting is what creates success and offers a different approach to getting a whole new level of outcome. Make '22 the year that you went for the dream you haven't dared to write down or say out loud. Learn the one thing that will make a big difference in achieving your goals, plus a workshop that will expand your revenue potential.
Hello, I'm Michael W Kithcart, high performance sales coach and the creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast, where we examine the many aspects of risk so we can all face uncertainty with more courage and confidence together.
It is my favorite time of the year. I'm not...
Think back for a moment to your childhood. What were some of the consistent themes you heard about yourself from your family and teachers? What did they say about your personality, talent, potential? Without getting into a therapy session, chances are how you were described when you were younger is still within you. Did you bury it or is it still shining brightly?
Disruptive. That’s what I was. I talked a lot and loudly, asked a lot of questions, had a mind of my own and shared what was on it frequently. It carried throughout adulthood. I’ve caused disruption in workplaces that have made culture better, reorganized systems, and ousted me out of jobs. As a coach, I disrupt patterns and limiting beliefs. I love disruption. Not for the sake of being unruly, but for the sake of creating change and making things better. Sometimes with great success and at times epic failure.
Disruption is defined as a break or interruption in the normal course or continuation of some...
There are many positive traits about being one and it’s likely you’ve reaped rewards and had a lot of success. But what has it cost you? Time? Health? Relationships? Wellbeing? Opportunities?
For decades I wore the badge of high achiever with honor. I was exceptionally good at setting a goal, breaking it down, and pursuing it with persistence, tenacity, and sometime pure will. I was winning! And then I needed a months-long nap. After I re-energized, I’d ramp it all back up again for the next big thing I wanted to accomplish. I was rewarded for my results, praised for my hard work and commitment…and then was asked to do more. Which I did, because I had more energy than most, could do it better than most, was committed more than most. Sound familiar?
Achieving is about attaining a result, in singular pursuit of an external success, sometimes at personal sacrifice. It has a beginning and an end. In my case, it was...
Chances are you identify as a high achiever. You pursue goals, you have high expectations of yourself, you get a lot done in a day and sometimes get irritated with others who don't "do" your same volume. Great. How wiped out are you? How much time do you take care of yourself and spend time with others that give you energy? There is another version of success and in this episode, I dissect the difference between high achieving and high performance, plus I offer three really easy actions you can take today that will start shifting you into high performance mode.
Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart. I'm a high performance coach for sales leaders and teams, and the creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast, where we examine the many aspects of risk so we can all face uncertainty with more courage and confidence together.
I want to...
Covid forced Tammy Lee's medical device company to change its sales strategy. Since reps could no longer visit hospitals and clinics, she needed to find other ways to get Opal Cool for women and Onyx Cool for athletes into consumer's hands. As the CEO of Xena Therapies, Tammy is creating new product uses as well as retail outlets for the core products, and her small ask, big impact approach to sales is an approach anyone in sales could incorporate. A lot has changed in the company since the last time Tammy was a guest on the podcast and this episode shares the challenges, progress, new thinking, and participation in The Dayton's Project.
In last week's episode I shared about a moment in my life when I took a huge risk. Today, I reveal how that decision was really just the beginning: from that experience, I realized I could do something I'd never done before. In fact, I could do it several times over. In this episode of Champions of RISK, I reflect on the chances I took next: traveling, living abroad, and making big career moves - some of which panned out better than others. But I have no regrets. Taking these risks helped me decide what kind of person I was going to be, and shaped who I am today.
Hi, I'm Michael Kithcart, high performance coach for sales leaders and teams, and the creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast, where we examine the many aspects of risk, so that we can all face uncertainty with more courage and confidence together.
Last week, I did my Part One series...