BEATS WORKING

Mark Wright

Welcome to BEATS WORKING, where we are redeeming work – the word, the place, and the way. In each episode, award-winning host Mark Wright shares stories of people who are winning the game of work. We'll uncover their strategies for setting and achieving goals, building strong relationships, and developing their skills to thrive in the workplace. Join us as and see if you agree – that work is the most honorable act in the universe. By applying what we learn together, we can give work a new sense of purpose and meaning. read less
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Sidekick Sessions: Achieving Work-Life Balance—Real-Life Stories and Practical Advice
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Sidekick Sessions: Achieving Work-Life Balance—Real-Life Stories and Practical Advice
In this episode, the hosts explore the intricacies of achieving work-life balance and share personal anecdotes and practical strategies to integrate professional success with personal well-being. From recognizing work efforts and setting boundaries to prioritizing family time and avoiding burnout, the discussion offers valuable insights for anyone looking to recalibrate their life. Key Takeaways: Company Culture: Tamar emphasizes the importance of recognizing individuals' work efforts to foster a positive workplace environment.Work-Life Balance: Libby shares her journey from burnout to finding a healthier work-life balance in a more flexible setting.Family Prioritization: Mark discusses the challenges and rewards of prioritizing family time over career advancement.Task Management: Elan offers insights into using the Top 6 tasks method to balance daily productivity with personal well-being. Guests: Our WORKP2P sidekicks are Elan Olsen, creative sidekick; Tamar Medford, show producer; Libby Sundgren, content development manager; and BEATS WORKING host Mark Wright. Resources Mentioned: Contributors Corner July 2024: "Redefining Success in Work-Life Balance"Organization: BEATS WORKING & WORKP2PGuests: Bios & LinkedIn Quotes: -"Balance isn't about keeping everything equal; it's about doing what matters most at the right time." – Mark Wright -"Recognizing the effort of each individual creates a culture of respect and productivity." – Tamar Medford Listener Challenge: This week, reflect on your current work-life balance and identify one area where you can set a healthier boundary. Share your progress with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
The Secret Sauce at Dick’s Drive-Ins: Jasmine Donovan's Unconventional Path
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The Secret Sauce at Dick’s Drive-Ins: Jasmine Donovan's Unconventional Path
In this episode, we chat with Jasmine Donovan about her dynamic journey from the Navy to leading the iconic Dick's Drive-In chain. We explore how her military training shaped her business acumen and discuss the challenges and triumphs of maintaining a beloved family-owned restaurant. Key Takeaways: Transitioning Careers: Jasmine shares insights on shifting from a military career to business leadership, highlighting the skills that translated well.Family Legacy: Understand the importance of sustaining a family business across generations and the strategies that have kept Dick's Drive-In thriving.Community & Employee Focus: Learn about Dick's Drive-In's commitment to employee development, community involvement, and maintaining core values amidst expansion. Guest: Jasmine Donovan, president of Dick's Drive-In Restaurants and granddaughter of co-founder Dick Spady. Resources Mentioned: Dick's Drive-In: WebsiteDick's Drive-In: LinkedInInstagram: Dick's Drive-InFacebook: Dick's Drive-InX/Twitter: Dick's Drive-InHealth Professions Scholarship Program for the U.S. Navy Quotes: -"My military training gave me the discipline and resiliency needed to tackle the challenges in the business world." – Jasmine Donovan -"When you invest in your employees and community, your business reaps the benefits long-term." – Jasmine Donovan Listener Challenge: This week, reflect on the core values that drive your work and consider how you can integrate community involvement into your business practices. Share your thoughts with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
My Life in Crime: Jackie Helfgott, PhD
Jul 15 2024
My Life in Crime: Jackie Helfgott, PhD
In this episode, we explore the profound impact of crime on individuals and communities with Jackie Helfgott, PhD. We delve into her personal experiences, discuss the interplay between societal factors and criminal behavior, and address the current dynamics in the criminal justice system. Key Takeaways: Personal Impact: Jackie shares her experiences with crime growing up and how it shaped her career in criminal justice.Crime & Society: Discussion on how environmental and cultural factors contribute to criminal behavior.Preventive Measures: Importance of community involvement and addressing societal issues to prevent crime. Guest: Jackie Helfgott, PhD, professor/director of the Crime & Justice Research Center at Seattle University, author, and criminal justice expert. Resources Mentioned: Dr. Jackie Helfgott: Website and LinkedInJackie Helfgott’s Books: Titles on criminal behavior, psychopathy, and the criminal justice system.Rais Bhuiyan's Documentary on Hate Crimes and Forgiveness: Pain and Peace Quotes: -"Understanding the root causes of crime helps us tackle it more effectively." – Jackie Helfgott "News should focus on pro-social stories to create positive societal impact." – Mark Wright Listener Challenge: This week, try to engage in a community activity or dialogue with your local law enforcement to foster a safer environment, and share your experiences with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Contributors Corner: Redefining Success in Work-Life Balance
Jul 10 2024
Contributors Corner: Redefining Success in Work-Life Balance
Join us for an insightful discussion on the essential role of managers and business owners in nurturing a supportive environment and balancing professional and personal success. Our guests provide valuable strategies for achieving work-life balance, setting boundaries, and redefining success. Key Takeaways: Importance of Care and Empathy: Understand how showing genuine care for employees during difficult times can significantly impact workplace dynamics.Effective Communication: Learn how clear communication and relationship-building are crucial in leadership roles and managing expectations.Setting Boundaries: Discover the importance of setting boundaries to prioritize personal values and family while still achieving professional success. Guests: -James Bryant, founder of Engineer Your Success -André Brisson, entrepreneur and advocate for adult ADHD awareness -Steve French, corporate career expert Resources Mentioned: LinkedIn: Dr. James Bryant, André Brisson, Steve French, and Mark WrightListen: "How to Win at Work and at Home," our episode with Dr. James BryantOrganization: Engineer Your SuccessThe Eisenhower MatrixPomodoro Timer Apps Quotes: -"True leadership is about caring for your people and guiding them through personal and professional challenges." – James Bryant -"Setting boundaries is not about saying no to opportunities, but about saying yes to what truly matters." – Mark Wright Listener Challenge: This week, take time to define and write down your personal and professional boundaries. Share your journey with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Breaking Barriers in Journalism: Caryn G. Mathes
Jul 8 2024
Breaking Barriers in Journalism: Caryn G. Mathes
In this episode, Caryn G. Mathes shares her inspirational journey from a wire copy rewrite girl to becoming a trailblazer in public radio management. We discuss her experiences, challenges, and the importance of community engagement and diversity in journalism. Key Takeaways: Overcoming Challenges: Caryn discusses navigating the challenges of being a woman of color in media during the mid-70s and the importance of family support.Public Radio’s Value: Caryn explains the unique role of public radio in maintaining journalistic integrity and community connection.Diversity in Journalism: Learn about strategies for ensuring diversity, the importance of humanizing coverage, and systemic changes in journalistic organizations. Guest: Caryn G. Mathes, president and general manager at KUOW and public radio advocate. Resources Mentioned: Caryn G. Mathes: LinkedIn and X (formerly known as Twitter)Organization: KUOW, Puget Sound Public RadioRead More: Caryn G. Mathes’s work at KUOWPublic Radio Sponsorship Guidelines: KUOW Quotes: -"Public radio is a beacon of hope, serving the public good independently." – Caryn G. Mathes -"Empowering others and creating opportunities is the real impact of leadership." – Caryn G. Mathes Listener Challenge: This week, engage with your local public radio station and think about how they serve your community. Share your thoughts with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Wisdom from 83 Countries: Dwayne J. Clark on Living a Purposeful Life
Jul 1 2024
Wisdom from 83 Countries: Dwayne J. Clark on Living a Purposeful Life
In this episode, Dwayne J. Clark shares his insights on the importance of forming meaningful relationships, the impact of his mother's Alzheimer's on his perspective, and his holistic approach to longevity. From his roots in poverty to becoming a leader in senior living, Clark discusses resilience, the role of high-quality managers, and the pursuit of purpose. Key Takeaways: High-Quality Humans (HQH): Surround yourself with people who uplift, support, and inspire you.Longevity Studies: Genetics only play a 22% role in longevity while purpose and relationships play a significant part.Leadership in Senior Living: Competency and trust are crucial for effective management and high-quality service in senior living communities. Guest: Dwayne J. Clark, CEO of Aegis Living and author of "30 Summers More." Resources Mentioned: Dwayne J. Clark: LinkedIn and InstagramAegis Living: Organization and FacebookDwayne J. Clark’s Book: "30 Summers More"Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story (Documentary)Brain Scientist John Medina's Book: "Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp" Quotes: -"Don’t chase money or prestige; chase meaningful relationships that you won’t regret later in life." – Dwayne J. Clark -"Purpose and relationships, not stress, contribute most significantly to longevity." – Mark Wright Listener Challenge: This week, focus on building a meaningful relationship. Share your experience with us on social media using #BeatsWorkingShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Turning Challenges into Superpowers: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Jun 26 2024
Turning Challenges into Superpowers: Neurodiversity in the Workplace
In this episode, we explore the personal journeys of our hosts and guests as they navigate mental health, neurodiversity, and work-life balance. From open discussions about recovery to the benefits of working four days a week, we cover a range of insights on embracing individual differences within the workplace. Key Takeaways: Openness in Interviews: Alysse Bryson shares the importance of openly discussing personal challenges during job interviews and establishing healthy boundaries at work.The Role of Therapy: Libby Sundgren explains how behavioral therapy has helped her manage OCD and anxiety, turning these challenges into strengths in her professional life.Parenting Neurodiverse Children: Tamar Medford highlights the need for greater education on neurodiversity to better support neurodiverse children.Empowering Work Environments: The team discusses the positive impact of supportive workplaces that allow individuals to seek help without fear of judgment. Guests: Our WORKP2P sidekicks are Alysse Bryson, VP of community development; Tamar Medford, show producer; Libby Sundgren, content development manager; and BEATS WORKING host Mark Wright. Resources Mentioned: Contributors Corner June 2024: Tapping the Power of Neurodiversity at WorkOrganization: BEATS WORKING & WORKP2PGuests: Bios & LinkedIn Quotes: -"At 40, I felt empowered enough to own my challenges and present them during the interview process, and it became a personal choice." – Alysse Bryson -"Honoring each other's differences creates better team performance and individual growth." – Mark Wright Listener Challenge: This week, try discussing a personal challenge you’ve overcome in your workplace and observe the impact on your team dynamics. Share your experience with us on social media using #BEATSWORKINGShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Leadership Lessons Big & Small with Retired Navy Rear Admiral Bill Center
Jun 24 2024
Leadership Lessons Big & Small with Retired Navy Rear Admiral Bill Center
Admiral Bill Center's Navy career began in the Vietnam era. It took him from commanding ships on the high seas to the Pentagon, where he was an advisor and nuclear weapons negotiator. When he led the Navy Region Northwest, Admiral Center was responsible for more than 40,000 personnel and a budget of over 6 billion dollars. He also oversaw a dramatic restructuring in the northwest that the Navy would use as a blueprint across that military branch.  Admiral Center shares valuable insights on how to lead a massive organization, the key to getting people to follow you, and how the military builds teams of people willing to fight and die for the person next to them.  Above all, he believes good leadership is essential whether you're defending the free world on a ship or working at an office or factory. Resources from the episode:  Follow Admiral Center on Facebook. Admiral Center was awarded the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Veteran Award from the University of Washington in 2020. Read more about it here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
BEATS WORKING Bites: The Power of Not Doing Things
Jun 19 2024
BEATS WORKING Bites: The Power of Not Doing Things
BEATS WORKING Bites features bite-sized wisdom from past guests of the BEATS WORKING podcast and WORKP2P founder Dan Rogers. Our mission is to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. This episode of BWB was sourced from episode 53, “Discovering Your Unique Ability with Julia Waller.” Enjoy! Resources from the episode:  Connect with Julia Waller on LinkedIn. Learn more about Strategic Coach here and dive into content written by Waller here. Want to learn more about the world of unique ability? Find more resources and get the "Unique Ability 2.0: Discovery" book here. Dan’s an open book! Get to know him here. Want to connect directly with Dan? Message him on LinkedIn. Learn more about BEATS WORKING and Dan’s mission to redeem work here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
The Entrepreneur's Life with Erick Slabaugh
Jun 17 2024
The Entrepreneur's Life with Erick Slabaugh
For decades, Erick Slabaugh has lived the entrepreneur's life. He owns and operates two companies in the Seattle area and has helped lead EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization) at the regional and global levels.  Our conversation with Erick is an unvarnished look at the life of an entrepreneur—its highs, lows, and everything in between.  Erick shares his mistakes when he took over the family business at 19, lessons learned on hiring, managing, and growing his companies, and the single most important reason for his success. "Entrepreneurs don't do what they do because every day is easy and fun," says BEATS WORKING host Mark Wright. "Erick says they do it because they see a need in the marketplace and want to fix it using their time, energy, and money. In the process, they make the world a better place."  That's one way to redeem work, and Erick Slabaugh certainly fits that bill. Resources from the episode:  Connect with Erick on LinkedIn.Follow Erick on Facebook. Erick is the CEO of Absco Solutions, a 40+ year market veteran in the facility security and fire-life safety industry. Learn more about the company and the services they provide here. Erick is also the founder and CEO of FCP Insight, a construction management software company. Learn more about them here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Contributors Corner: Tapping the Power of Neurodiversity at Work
Jun 12 2024
Contributors Corner: Tapping the Power of Neurodiversity at Work
This month on Contributors Corner, the power of neurodiversity at work. It's estimated as much as 30 percent of the U.S. population may be neurodivergent—having things like autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and OCD. Entrepreneur André Brisson, host of "The Impulsive Thinker" podcast, leads this conversation with fellow contributors Kristin Graham, Orlando Hampton, and Jeff Kaas. André discovered his ADHD and Asperger's as an adult. Since then, he's dedicated his life to helping neurodivergent people reach their potential. "As someone who was recently diagnosed with ADHD, this conversation was profound for me," says BEATS WORKING Host Mark Wright. "It made me realize all those things I thought were wrong with me are simply differences, and just like any other difference, they can be both a strength or a weakness depending on how we use them." What's exciting is research now recognizes the value of neurodiversity in the workplace. It's actually good for the bottom line, but for it to become an asset, it takes enlightened leaders who recognize and honor it. So here's to redeeming work for everyone—including those who haven't always fit the mold. Resources from the episode:  Our contributors are on LinkedIn! Connect with André Brisson, Kristin Graham, Orlando Hampton, and Jeff Kaas. Listen to "Working with ADHD," our episode with André Brisson, here.Listen to "Lessons From a Word Nerd. My Journey From Expedia to Amazon and Beyond," our episode with Kristin Graham, here. Listen to "The Power of Authenticity," our episode with Orlando Hampton, here. Listen to "Growing Your Business by Growing Your People," our episode with Jeff Kaas, here.Listen to Brisson's Tactical Breakthroughs podcast here and visit Brisson's Tactical Breakthroughs website to learn more about him and start your ADHD transformational journey.  Visit Kristin's Unlock the Brain website to find video lessons to hack a better work experience and listen to her Fewer Things Better podcast here. Get to know more about Kaas Tailored on their website, and learn more about Jeff's consulting company, Truth Bit Pull, and how they guide organizations through their own transformation into sustainable cultures of continuous improvement.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Forgiveness in the Face of Hate: Rais Bhuiyan's Inspiring Story
Jun 10 2024
Forgiveness in the Face of Hate: Rais Bhuiyan's Inspiring Story
In this episode, we speak with Rais Bhuiyan, who recounts his harrowing experience of being a hate crime survivor post-9/11 and the journey of forgiveness that led to the creation of World Without Hate. We discuss how his extraordinary story inspires empathy, understanding, and the power of forgiveness to overcome hate and violence.   Key Takeaways: Life-Altering Event: Rais Bhuiyan shares the traumatic experience of being shot in the face by a white supremacist ten days after 9/11 and the extensive recovery process that followed.Path to Forgiveness: Despite severe injuries and emotional trauma, Bhuiyan chose the path of forgiveness, even launching a campaign to save his attacker from death row.World Without Hate: Discover how Rais and his wife Jessica founded a nonprofit organization to promote empathy, forgiveness, and kindness, as well as their documentary, "Pain and Peace," which aims to debunk myths and humanize victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Guest: Rais Bhuiyan, founder of World Without Hate, survivor of a hate crime, and advocate for forgiveness and empathy. Resources Mentioned: Organization: World Without HateFilm: Pain and PeaceLinkedIn: Rais BhuiyanFacebook: Rais BhuiyanVideo: United We Stand Summit at the White House Quotes: -"Forgiveness isn't a sign of weakness; it's a powerful tool to reclaim your peace." – Rais Bhuiyan -"Empathy can build bridges where there was once hate." – Host Mark Wright Listener Challenge: This week, try to engage in a conversation with someone from a different background than yours. Share your experiences and reflections with us on social media using #BeatsWorkingShow. Connect with Us: -Website: www.beatsworkingpodcast.com -LinkedIn: @BEATS WORKING Show -Instagram: @beatsworkingshow -Facebook: @Beats Working Show -YouTube: @BEATSWORKINGPODCAST Support the Show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Your feedback helps us improve and reach more listeners. BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
BEATS WORKING Bites: Why Working More Isn't Always Better
Jun 5 2024
BEATS WORKING Bites: Why Working More Isn't Always Better
BEATS WORKING Bites features bite-sized wisdom from past guests of the BEATS WORKING podcast and WORKP2P founder Dan Rogers. Our mission is to redeem work—the word, the place, and the way. This episode of BWB was sourced from episode 3, “Jeff Kaas, Growing Your Business by Growing Your People.” Enjoy! Resources from the episode:  Listen to "Jeff Kaas, Growing Your Business by Growing Your People," here.Learn more about Kaas Tailored, their commitment to developing people, and their efforts to make the workplace one of joy and learning.Through his consulting company, Truth Bit Pull, Jeff helps guide organizations through their own transformation into sustainable cultures of continuous improvement. Get in touch with the team here. Want to connect with Jeff directly? Message him on LinkedIn. Dan’s an open book! Get to know him here. Want to connect directly with Dan? Message him on LinkedIn. Learn more about BEATS WORKING and Dan’s mission to redeem work here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Using Improv to Make Work Better with Erin Diehl
Jun 3 2024
Using Improv to Make Work Better with Erin Diehl
When you think of building skills at work, improv probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but Erin Diehl has made a career of it. Erin is an improv veteran and the CEO and founder of improve it!, a unique professional development company she started in Chicago. It turns out improv is rooted in many skills we need to succeed at work—like trust, teamwork, creativity, and communication. Erin and her team have used improv to teach thousands to build their storytelling and presentation skills. When it comes to leadership, Erin’s new book “I See You!” teaches leaders how to use radical empathy as a superpower to become the best version of themselves for their co-workers and employees. Here’s to taking risks and taking your business game to the next level with Erin Diehl. Resources from the episode:  Connect with Erin on LinkedIn and Instagram.Read more about Erin's new book and order it here. Get your 4-step consistency planner from Erin and improve it! here. Learn more about improve it! and the work they do here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Sidekick Sessions: Reflections on Building Great Teams
May 29 2024
Sidekick Sessions: Reflections on Building Great Teams
This month on BEATS WORKING, we're taking a deep dive into what it takes to build great teams at work. On Sidekick Sessions, we're gathering the team at WORKP2P to share our perspectives.  So, what's our take on building great teams? What teams have we been proud to be part of? Which teams maybe were not such a great experience? From fast food to TV news, we reflect on the best teams in our careers and what made them great. Looking for more content on building teams at work? Shannon Waller from Strategic Coach recently held a master class with some of our past guests. Find the link to that episode of Contributors Corner in the show notes.  Resources from the episode:  Listen to the Contributors Corner episode on team building here.Learn more about BEATS WORKING and our mission to redeem work here. Get to know our Sidekicks and find ways to connect with them here. Meet Shannon and get to know her here. Learn more about Strategic Coach, the #1 business coaching program for entrepreneurs, here. Download your free copy of "The Team Success Handbook" and help your team see the other side of conventional teamwork."Multiplication by Subtraction" is a handbook that will give you the mindset to think more strategically about your team, the tools to use when things aren't working, practical strategies to help shift people into roles for which they're a better fit, and, if that's not possible, a clear process for letting them go. Get your copy here. Connect with Shannon Waller on LinkedIn.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
“Work Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It” with Jason Lauritsen
May 27 2024
“Work Is Broken. Here’s How to Fix It” with Jason Lauritsen
Jason Lauritsen has always felt like something was wrong with work. As a kid, he watched his father suddenly quit his job instead of compromising his values. It profoundly impacted Jason and what would later become his life's work. Jason is a best-selling author, speaker, and thought leader in the world of work and employee engagement. He says if you want to make work better, it has to be human-centric. In other words, work must be designed and operated to serve people in the workplace.  You may be a business leader who's been struggling with this idea lately. In this episode, Jason will lead you through the process of fixing a broken workplace. It starts by seeing work as a relationship, not a contract to be enforced. He also explains why a cultivation mindset is key, laying out a farming analogy that crystalizes its value. Jason says this is not about being overly sensitive and creating a kumbaya workplace. It's about unleashing human potential and power in a way that benefits people and profits. Resources from the episode:  Meet Jason and get to know more about his work here. Read more about Jason's core philosophy, a cultivation mindset, here. Check-In To Thrive helps companies manage their people better, providing perspective and tools to make an immediate and lasting impact. Learn more about it here. Connect with Jason on LinkedIn.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
Contributors Corner: Building Great Teams with Shannon Waller
May 22 2024
Contributors Corner: Building Great Teams with Shannon Waller
We all know great teams can lead to amazing success in business and life, but how do you build and maintain those teams? This month on Contributors Corner, we have one of the best in the business showing us how to do it. Shannon Waller has spent her life helping entrepreneurs and their teams reach new levels of growth, success, and freedom. She's been a key part of Strategic Coach since 1991—a premiere entrepreneurial development program based in Toronto, Canada. In this episode, Waller lays out a five-step blueprint you can use to build great teams. She also explains how to use the most effective assessment tools to understand the strengths of your team members.  Contributors Corner brings together past guests of the BEATS WORKING podcast to build community and share best practices in our mission to redeem work. Our other guests in this episode are Dr. James Bryant, André Brisson, and Dr. Stel Nikolakakis. Resources from the episode:  Our contributors are on LinkedIn! Connect with Shannon Waller, Dr. James Bryant, André Brisson, and Dr. Stel Nikolakakis. Listen to "The Power of Coaching," our episode with Shannon Waller, here.Listen to "How to Win at Work and at Home," our episode with Dr. James Bryant, here.Listen to "Working with ADHD," our episode with André Brisson, here.Listen to "Vision Therapy and Turning Personal Challenges into Your Calling," our episode with Dr. Nik, here.Learn more about Shannon's strategies for team success here. Learn more about Strategic Coach, the #1 business coaching program for entrepreneurs, here.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.
The Power of Outsourcing with Linh Podetti
May 20 2024
The Power of Outsourcing with Linh Podetti
Australian entrepreneur Linh Podetti is the founder and CEO of Outsourcing Angel, which helps other companies become more efficient by sending work overseas. It took just three years for Linh to turn her company into a 7-figure enterprise, but getting to that point was anything but easy.  As a teenager, Linh ran away from home to escape forced labor. Her family disowned her after she got pregnant at 19, but Linh was determined to succeed. She graduated from university, started two businesses, and eventually became an expert on outsourcing, which Linh says can take your business to the next level and free you up to do what you really want to do in life.  Helping others find that same freedom is what Linh is most passionate about today.  Resources from the episode:  Connect with Linh on LinkedIn.Learn more about Outsourcing Angel and how it can help your business here. Follow Linh on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.  BEATS WORKING is a platform on a mission to redeem work – the word, the place, and the way. We believe that work is the most honorable act in the universe, and through inspiring stories and practical insights, we want to transform the way people think about work and help them discover greater fulfillment in their lives. We invite you to join us as we build community through sharing and actively demonstrating what we learn. Stay up to date with us on Instagram (@beatsworkingshow), LinkedIn (@BEATS WORKING show), or YouTube (@BEATSWORKINGPODCAST). If you have a show idea, feedback, or just want to connect, email host Mark Wright at mark@beatsworking.show.