Season 2, Episode 4
“Conflict happens when limited resources crash into differing goals.” - Jenn Whitmer
Conflict impacts all our lives. Handled poorly, it erodes relationships, alienates people, and impacts the quality of leadership. It doesn’t have to be that way. Conflict isn’t a bad thing. It’s how we deal with it that can mess things up. Today’s guest, Jenn Whitmer, is a speaker, leadership and Enneagram coach and training. Her own personal experience with a leader who refused to handle conflict led her to study the art of conflict. Her love of teaching made her want to help others better understand themselves and start to see conflict as a good thing. Hear how self-compassion and understanding our fears can lead to better conflict resolution. Jenn shares three tips you can implement not to resolve conflict and an overview of how the Enneagram helps us understand our “why” instead of...
Season 2, Episode 3
What if you EASED your way through the year and as a result, you had greater results, more fun, better relationships, and more success? On today’s episode of Champions of RISK, I’m sharing how my word selection of the year has already helped me see what is possible when you do the work AND don’t force the outcome. You’ll learn the four C’s to Ease for an UNSTOPPABLE year!
Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart.
I'm a high performance business coach and entrepreneur who left the corporate world to help more entrepreneurs and sales leaders become unstoppable.
Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risk.
So we can all face uncertainty with more strength and courage together.
If you've been asking yourself,...
Season 2, Episode 2
“How willing are we to be transparent? To show up in the world who we are rather than looking at that as vulnerable - “ I’m afraid to share my idea with you,” - how about if it’s transparency, authenticity, and an invitation to another to tap into their creativity and authenticity?” - Risë Severson Kasmirski
Anne Pryor, an internationally recognized LinkedIn expert, and Risë Severson Kasmirski, founder of RightPath Careers, are close friends and business partners who were independently called to collaborate and create their new book “When Paradise Speaks.” The calling came from their mutual friend, Irene, who passed away. Today’s Champions of RISK episode is about having the courage to create and share what intuitively feels so right regardless of the outcome. In doing so, Anne and Risë have opened the conversation and possibility for others to share their afterlife experiences...
Season 2, Episode 1
“Transformation comes from leading with your WHY instead of WHAT.” - Chris Olsen
Chris Olsen is the founder of Chris Olsen Communications and the Founder and CEO of My Founder Story. She helps women business owners develop their stories of why they do what they do which better sets them up for success. Consider it a competitive edge. She recently released her first book “Whyography: Building Brands Fueled By Purpose”. Hear how her experiences led her to create My Founder Story where she empowers women business owners in clarifying their WHY, developing their purpose-driven brand story, and confidently sharing it with the world, providing a foundation for entrepreneurial success. Listen to Chris’s story on the Champions of RISK podcast today!
Season 1, Episode 40
"Taming Your Gremlin: A Guide To Enjoying Yourself " by Richard Carson is the book that my first coach gave to me. I found it the other day and it reminded me what an impact she has on me to this day, 20 years later. She helped me discern between the fear voice that was holding me back and the empowering voice that propelled me forward to reach my goals. She made me want to become a coach. Today on the Champions of RISK podcast I share my coaching journey and what to take into consideration if/when you are seeking a coach.
Hi, I'm Michael Kithcart. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risks so that we can all navigate uncertainty with more courage and confidence together.
I want to talk to you about coaching today through my own...
Season 1, Episode 35
What’s the difference between fatigue and burnout and how do you prevent it from happening? Tiffany Mattick, fellow coach and Founder of There She Grows, joined me in a conversation that started with a podcast and then a book called “Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle”. We have had a number of clients bring this up in coaching sessions, both feeling it coming on and wanting to avoid it. We share our experiences, how we coach through ongoing stress and overwhelm, and highlights from the book. This and more on today’s episode of Champions of RISK.
Season 1, Episode 32
Hey Type A, high achievers! Get ready to learn new coping tools for enduring stress on today’s episode. Tara Haelle is the author of the article “Your Surge Capacity is Depleted - It’s Why You Feel Awful”. She is a science and health journalist who sought out to understand why she coped with COVID, remote learning, social unrest, isolation for the first several months…and then crashed. Turns out there many reasons why so many of us have yo-yo’d between fine and down the last six months…and there are ways revamp, rebound and feel revitalized once again.
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Have you ever read or listened to someone and thought, wow, they are speaking to me, they really get me. That's how I felt after reading an...
Season 1, Episode 20
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” I love this quote by George Addair and we address this and more with today’s guest Jaime Taets, CEO of Keystone Group International. What we do in the moments when we are risking everything with the hope that we are on to something bigger and greater than ourselves are character-defining moments. Jaime shares one of her fear-breaking moments, ways to get unstuck, and lots of other wisdom on this episode of Champions of RISK.
Hi, welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast. You know, this podcast is meant to explore the many ways risk shows up in our lives and how we respond to it and the ways in which we make uncertain actions a little more palatable. So when in the grips of fear when everything is riding on the line, what enables us to take the...
Season 1, Episode 8
There’s been a lot of emphasis during the pandemic about how humans are resilient and while it’s true, what does that really mean? And if I’m not feeling resilient, is there a “muscle” I can build to become more adaptable to stress and uncertainty? On today’s episode of Champions of RISK, our guest is Jenny Evans, award-winning author of “The Resiliency rEvolution”, speaker, coach, and on-air expert on physiology and chemistry as it relates to resiliency, confidence, and performance. Jenny shares what’s going on in our bodies under stress and ways we can become more resilient to ongoing changes. She also shares her own recent self-induced state of stress to transform her business in the midst of the pandemic. Whether you’re looking for coping tools or inspiration to follow that pesky nudge now, today’s podcast has something for everyone.
A lot of time has been spent in the past week talking with business owners, leaders, and friends about how to best navigate the daily changes and growing uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic. It is clearly impacting how we connect, communicate, conduct business, and keep our families, teams and communities safe. Even as people and businesses are making sacrifices, there is genuine concern for others, and large spread help and support offered. We are rising to the occasion on many levels. At the same time, it can take a toll on even the most hearty, positive, optimistic among us. I wanted to share tips that myself and others have found useful in hopes there’s a nugget or two you can add to what you’re already doing to stay resilient and strong.
Things that might be helpful right now:
Show and acknowledge gratitude. There is positive all around us if we choose to see it. At least once daily, preferably morning and night, stop down and identify what’s going...