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Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

One Light Ahead®

Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room with Coach April Ballestero. Join us as we interview guests about the ELEPHANT in the room. We shed light on difficult subjects and learn how to better Address the ELEPHANT in the Room. Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® is a ONE LIGHT AHEAD production made in association with Eric Ballestero. Hosted by Coach April Ballestero Produced by Eric Ballestero © Copyright ONE LIGHT AHEAD® & April Ballestero & Eric Ballestero 2021. All Rights Reserved. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Making Forgiveness A Priority, with Dean Smith
Dean is a high-performance coach for life and leadership and is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on the topic of forgiveness. He has a broad range of life experiences ranging from playing professional basketball to earning multiple awards as a nationally recognized sales professional. In 2010, Dean was the subject of an award-winning documentary film. This film has been an inspiration around the globe and chronicles his journey to do what many believed was impossible. Dean’s passion is helping leaders transform their thoughts, habits, and relationships so they can ignite their passion, increase their capacity, and improve their performance in all areas of life. You can check Dean Smith out at: www.deanericsmith.com or email him directly at: dean@deansmithcoaching.com What you will learn in this episode: What words did Dean’s fifth father tell him that changed his life Why Dean decided to name all of the people we cannot forgive Bob instead of using their real names Why it’s important to practice forgiveness if we want to reach our full potential What happens when we don’t forgive or don’t deal with our issues What questions should you ask yourself when you begin to prioritize forgiveness How Dean was able to forgive the man that murdered his mother and help save his life What are the two things that most powerfully impact your brain Resources: Connect with Dean on his website: https://www.deanericsmith.com/ (https://www.deanericsmith.com/) Connect with Dean on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deansmithcoaching/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/deansmithcoaching/) Connect with Dean on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deansmithcoaching (https://www.facebook.com/deansmithcoaching) Connect with Dean via email: dean@deansmithcoaching.com Additional Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Yesterday
29 mins
Dealing with Self-Sabotage, with Rob Scott
Rob Scott comes from a broken family, which is all too common in today’s world. After watching his parents’ marriage fall apart, and essentially being treated like Cinderella as the new family came in, he harbored a lot of pain and anger growing up. This traumatic experience created a burning desire in him to help others avoid the same struggles. He became a counselor at heart and many of his friends would come to him for advice on improving their relationships with others. Encouraged by the success his friends experienced from his natural wisdom and insight, his passion for helping others became a lifelong pursuit. He dove into all things related to personal growth and over the years he used that knowledge in different industries to help others in various ways. But he was getting burnt out. He would see great growth in those who came to him for advice, and yet nothing seemed to work for him when he tried it for himself. Despite his best efforts, he kept reverting to the patterns modeled in his family that would lead to more pain and anger. Until forgiveness stepped in. Forgiveness wasn’t a foreign concept to a man raised in the church. But it wasn’t until he learned about and experienced the science of forgiveness and its ability to resolve the unresolved conflicts from one’s past, that it truly changed his life forever. Forgiveness was the missing link. At that moment, he realized this was what he was meant to do! Forgiveness is what people needed to truly heal in the way he was healed. So he dropped all other career pursuits and opened a brand new business, right in the middle of a pandemic! Not only has he been able to break the chains of trauma from his past and move forward, but he has also built a thriving business helping others do the same. Rob believes that forgiveness is the most powerful force for healing and change on earth. His mission is to see the world experience the power of forgiveness, one person at a time. What you will learn in this episode: How self-sabotage is a control issue at its core How intention should align with action to achieve a certain result Why our different perceptions can be a challenge What our comfort zones have to do with self-sabotage What are the two different types of forgiveness, and how do they impact our lives How Rob has experienced limiting beliefs in his life What is one step you can take to decrease self-sabotage Resources: Connect with Rob on his website: https://www.theforgivenesslink.com/ (https://www.theforgivenesslink.com/) Free Insight Session: https://www.theforgivenesslink.com/freesession (https://www.theforgivenesslink.com/freesession) Connect with Rob on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-scott-a4152132/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-scott-a4152132/) Connect with Rob on Faceboohttps://www.facebook.com/theforgivenesslink/ (k: https://www.facebook.com/theforgivenesslink/) Additional Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Nov 24 2021
28 mins
Staying Organized and On Track, with Bethany Jett
Bethany Jett is a multiple award-winning author, ghostwriter, and marketer who received the Distinguished Scholar award for earning the top GPA in her Master's Program, where she focused on Communications: marketing and PR. Bethany co-owns Serious Writer and Platinum Literary Services and loves everything about the publishing industry...except the rejections! She is a military wife to her college sweetheart and a work-from-home momma-of-boys who loves planners, suspense novels, and all things girly. Connect with Bethany at BethanyJett.com. What you will learn in this episode: How Bethany uses both digital and paper planning to stay organized Why writing things down is important in helping to reduce stress and overwhelm How Bethany discovered which items to prioritize and de-prioritize  What is the gift of saying no, and how it contributes to a balanced life Why a writer has to put their marketing first and prioritize over client work Resources: Connect with Bethany on her website: https://bethanyjett.com/ (https://bethanyjett.com/) https://michelleandbethany.com/ (https://michelleandbethany.com/) https://platlit.com/ (https://platlit.com/) https://www.seriouswriter.com/ (https://www.seriouswriter.com/) Connect with Bethany on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanyjett (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethanyjett) https://www.linkedin.com/company/serious-writer/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/serious-writer/) Connect with Bethany on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BethanyJett/ (https://www.facebook.com/BethanyJett/) Connect with Bethany on Twhttps://mobile.twitter.com/betjett (itter: https://mobile.twitter.com/betjett) Additional Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Nov 17 2021
21 mins
Building Bridges, with April Ballestero
April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized, and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families, and communities. What you will learn in this episode: Why attempting to peel back your layers all at once can be damaging What does building a bridge mean and how to assess where you are on your bridge How addressing challenges impacts levels of trust and respect How we all have narcissistic tendencies and in what ways that can damage others Why we should not expect other people to be in our layer Why asking questions is one of the most challenging obstacles for leaders Resources: Website: https://www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/ (https://www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom (https://www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom) and https://www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/ (https://www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/) Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant (https://www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero) Twitter: https://twitter.com/onelightahead (https://twitter.com/onelightahead) and https://twitter.com/ballestero (https://twitter.com/ballestero) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onelightahead/ (https://www.instagram.com/onelightahead/) and https://www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/ (https://www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g) Additional Resources:  https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Nov 10 2021
15 mins
Loving in Leadership, with Jonathan Darling
From leading teams, hosting The Jonathan Darling Podcast, to speaking for organizations and universities, Jonathan strives to empower individuals to lead, not from position or title, but their heart. Jonathan teaches that leadership is truly loving and caring for the people around them, influencing positive change, and being the catalyst for self-belief in their lives. Jonathan has helped leaders and professionals focus on the Micro-Moments that can have a Massive Impact on the lives of others. Jonathan is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in Exercise Science and has his MBA from Regent University. He has worked as a sales professional and leader for 14 years as well as a certified John Maxwell Leadership Coach. Jonathan has spoken for universities, high schools, and companies all over the United States. Jonathan has also been interviewed on numerous podcasts as well as international radio as an expert in Love and Leadership. What you will learn in this episode: What was Jonathan’s experience with mentors early in his career Why Jonathan believes that leadership is love  How love has become something that holds a negative connotation How leaders can create a massive impact with people during micro-moments Why Jonathan doesn’t like the term “random acts of kindness” Resources: Connect with Jonathan on his website: https://www.jonathandarling.net/ (https://www.jonathandarling.net/) Connect with Jonathan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandarling44/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathandarling44/) Connect with Jonathan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Jonathan-Darling-103721065127055/ (https://www.facebook.com/The-Jonathan-Darling-103721065127055/) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Nov 3 2021
27 mins
Proving, Pleasing, and Performing Your Way to Success, with Pam Reyes
Pam has over 20 years of experience in various international leadership roles working with Fortune 500 companies such as Sun Microsystems, Hitachi Data Systems, Accenture, EDS, and Cisco Systems. She is a seasoned business strategist, leadership advisor, trainer, international speaker, and high-performance coach. Pam has extensive experience building and developing high-performance teams to achieve exceptional results. She facilitates breakthroughs for her clients by challenging their thinking, behaviors, communication, and connections to unleash their greatest potential. She is a natural at engaging audiences whether she is leading workshops, presenting as a keynote speaker, or helping companies build a culture of trust. Pam has coached executive leaders in high tech, entertainment, bio-pharma, education, and non-profit industries. Pam also volunteers as an executive coach for The Honor Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps Navy SEALS and other Special Forces successfully transition from the military to their next mission in life. As an Executive in Residence for CSUSM College of Business Administration, she provides students the soft skills necessary to be successful in the marketplace. Pam earned her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Denver. Today, she lives in San Diego, California with her 2 sons, where life is always an adventure. She enjoys the beach, hiking, Rush cycling, pickleball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. What you will learn in this episode: How the way that Pam was raised manifested in her career  Why Pam had an identity crisis after leaving her corporate job In what ways can you experience the burden of perfectionism How imposter syndrome presents itself in all of us What occurs when you say yes when you should say no Why Pam recommends that her clients choose patience and move slower Why you should manage your energy and not your time Resources: Connect with Pam on her website: http://www.pamreyes.com/ (http://www.pamreyes.com/) http://www.pamreyes.com/strengths (http://www.pamreyes.com/strengths) Connect with Pam on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamannreyes/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamannreyes/) https://www.linkedin.com/company/pamreyes/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/pamreyes/) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Oct 27 2021
25 mins
Fears that Bind Us Together, with Chris Lord
Chris Lord has successfully built several Management Consulting businesses in Southern California, most recently as the General Manager for Slalom Consulting, where he led the Practice’s growth from under $2 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2015. After ‘retirement’ in Dec of 2015, he founded his own firm, Bridge Builder Coaching, to help Military Veterans through tough transitions in their lives. Bridge Builder Coaching helps Veterans transition out of Military service and into the corporate world through personal 1-on-1 coaching, assessments, networking, introductions, and facilitation. What you will learn in this episode: How our fears align us and bind us together What do we have that fears resonate with everyone How to connect and resonate with more people What Chris believes about having only one purpose How to build bridges after experiencing a struggle as a leader What is the Honor Foundation program Resources: Connect with Chris on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/clord1/ (www.linkedin.com/in/clord1/)  Additional Resources: Buy Slaying the Onion Book here and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community:https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion ( https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion) Kindle version of Slaying the Onion Book available https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (here)  This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Oct 20 2021
17 mins
Creating Meaningful Impact, with Erik Jensen
Erik Jensen is an owner and Chief Strategy Officer at Predictive ROI, a strategic digital marketing agency focused on helping agencies, coaches and consultants build and monetize an authority position. If you have ever been told you need to be creating and sharing all sorts of content with your audience, but no one has shown you how it moves the needle for your business -- PROI solves that. Erik is all about helping business owners build more stable, profitable, and scalable businesses, not by shouting directions from below, but by helping shoulder owner’s burdens and hike up the mountain alongside them. What you will learn in this episode: How Erik’s fear of failure relates to those closest to him Why does Erik fear the potential of impacting anchor moments for his son What ways have people-pleasing positively affected Erik’s life  How positive intent can turn into negative outcomes What types of events increase the likelihood of becoming an anchor moment How flexibility can lead to a damaging mindset Resources: Connect with Erik on his website: https://predictiveroi.com/ (https://predictiveroi.com/) Connect with Erik during the weekly Q&A: https://predictiveroi.com/pipeline-2 (https://predictiveroi.com/pipeline-)2 Connect with Erik on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-jensen-b9946068/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-jensen-b9946068/) Connect with Erik on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PredictiveROI/ (https://www.facebook.com/PredictiveROI/) Additional Resources: Buy Slaying the Onion Book here and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community:https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion ( https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion) Kindle version of Slaying the Onion Book available https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (here) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Oct 13 2021
29 mins
Learning to be Present when You’re Not Present, with April Ballestero
April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized, and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families, and communities. What you will learn in this episode: What being consistently present really means today How I realized I was consistently present when I wasn’t physically present What types of identifiers allow you to remain consistently present How businesses find it difficult to communicate and create a good culture How different people can identify you as consistently present in different ways Resources: Website: https://www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/ (https://www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/) Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom/ ( https://www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom/ )and https://www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/ (https://www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/) Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant (https://www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero) Twitter: https://twitter.com/onelightahead and https://twitter.com/ballestero (https://twitter.com/ballestero) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onelightahead/ (https://www.instagram.com/onelightahead/) and https://www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/ (https://www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/) YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g) Additional Resources: Buy Slaying the Onion Book here and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community:https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion ( https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion) Kindle version of Slaying the Onion Book available https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (here)  This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Oct 6 2021
21 mins
Addressing Negativity and Fearfulness, with Tina Yeager
Award-winning author, speaker, life coach, and licensed counselor since 2005, Tina Yeager has over twenty years of experience teaching in academic, clinical, and faith-based settings. Yeager serves on the Christian Authors Network board and as a head mentor with Word Weavers International.  Her most recent book, Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You, serves her mission of empowering audiences to become heroes in the Ultimate Author’s story. Tina also hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and is the publisher of Inkspirations Online, a weekly devotional publication for writers. What you will learn in this episode: How to address our negativity and fearfulness  Why do the news and social media tend to steer in a negative direction How to shift and move to a more hopeful mindset Why having a negative and fear-based mindset is worse than getting sick  How Christians and people of faith should operate during the pandemic Why it’s important to take responsibility for what you’re feeding your mind Resources: Connect with Tina on her website: https://www.tinayeager.com/home/ (https://www.tinayeager.com/home/) Connect with Tina on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinayeager/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tinayeager/) Connect with Tina on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyeagerwriting/ (https://www.facebook.com/tyeagerwriting/) Connect with Tina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tyeagerwrites/ (https://twitter.com/tyeagerwrites/) Ten Minute Daily Teachings Unlock the Secrets to Minimize Stress and Worry: https://ten-minute-turn-arounds.teachable.com/p/subdue-stress-and-anxiety (https://ten-minute-turn-arounds.teachable.com/p/subdue-stress-and-anxiety) Flourish-Meant: You Were Meant to Live Abundantly Podcast: https://tinayeager.libsyn.com/ (https://tinayeager.libsyn.com/) Book: https://www.newhopepublishers.com/product/beautiful-warrior/ (https://www.newhopepublishers.com/product/beautiful-warrior/) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Sep 29 2021
19 mins
The Power of the Stories that We Tell Ourselves, with Jane Turner
Jane Turner is an Author, Coach, International Best-selling Author, International Speaker, and author of four books including "Mindset for Authors: How to Overcome Perfectionism, Procrastination, and Self-doubt." As well as holding Master Coaching qualifications through the Behavioural Coaching Institute, Jane is also an NLP Master Practitioner with a gift for seeing a solid book structure emerge out of the conversations she regularly has with first-time authors. Jane is the person behind The Power Writing Program, The Power Writers Publishing Group, and The Author Business Hub. What you will learn in this episode: How the stories that we tell ourselves can keep us stuck Why was the most toxic person in Jane’s life was the voice in her head What is the hero's journey and how it impacted Jane What can you do to uncover the stories that you tell yourself and how they limit you Why you can share your stories, but not take away the journey for someone else Resources: Connect with Jane on her website: http://www.writewithjane.com (www.writewithjane.com) Connect with Jane on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bookwritingcoach/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bookwritingcoach/) Connect with Jane on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writewithjane (https://www.facebook.com/writewithjane) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Sep 22 2021
31 mins
Maintaining Creativity while Aging, with Jim Lombardo
Jim Brings More Than 35 Years of Experience in the Insurance Industry to the Premier Association for NYS Insurance Agents & Brokers​ Syracuse, New York, July 22, 2019 – Big I New York is proud to welcome Jim Lombardo as the association's AVP of Learning and Development. Lombardo will be responsible for expanding the association's strong education and research offerings to meet the needs and expectations of 21st-century learning. “Simply put, I want Big I New York to be the first and only place where any independent agent goes for education, knowledge, research, and support," Lombardo says. “Our education department will leverage our first-class research and government relations areas to create content our agents/members can use and apply to their everyday operations." Lombardo joins the team from AmeriCU Insurance Services, LLC, where he served as the Chief Operating Manager. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Geneseo and his MBA from SUNY Empire State. He holds the CPCU, AAI, and AIM designations, and has over 35 years of experience in the insurance industry, including serving as an adjunct instructor for Mohawk Valley Community College, Bryant and Stratton, Utica School of Commerce, Keuka ASAP, LeMoyne College, and Big I New York. “Jim's successful track record on the carrier and agency side coupled with his experience and passion for insurance education are unique," says Lisa Lounsbury, Big I New York President, and CEO. “He is well-positioned to understand the development needs within the industry and deliver innovative ways to serve today and tomorrow's learner." As AVP of Learning and Development, Lombardo looks forward to teaching and supporting agents, as well as helping the insurance industry develop new talent. Big I New York will have your back with high-quality classes and webinars, utilizing technology for ease of registration and participation, and reaching into schools and colleges to encourage the next generation of insurance agency personnel. What you will learn in this episode: Why Jim struggled with turning 60 more than turning 50 How getting older caused Jim to develop a fear surrounding creativity How a dramatic career change encouraged Jim to continue creating What to do to create the opportunity to try new things in the workplace How to maintain your momentum as you age  Resources: Website: https://www.biginy.org/default.aspx (https://www.biginy.org/default.aspx) LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-t-lombardo-cpcu-aai-aim-mba-7113b918a/ ( https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-t-lombardo-cpcu-aai-aim-mba-7113b918a/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-t-lombardo-cpcu-aai-aim-mba-7113b918a/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/biginewyork/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigINewYork/ (https://www.facebook.com/BigINewYork/) Twitterhttps://twitter.com/BigINewYork (: https://twitter.com/BigINewYo)rk Additional Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Kindle version of Slaying the Onion Book)  Buy Slaying the Onion Book here and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community:https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion ( https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Sep 15 2021
21 mins
Responsibilities Stepping On Our Time, with Andy Brasfield
Andy Brasfield is an entrepreneur helping business owners reach their goals and dreams one referral at a time. He sells phone systems to businesses and organizations which helps them streamline communications with their clients, customers, patients, and vendors.  What you will learn in this episode: What are the many responsibilities that step on Andy’s time How Andy prioritizes his time based on a fundamental concept What are the consequences of not getting things done Why is it important to guard your reputation, even if you don’t care what others think How Andy prioritizes his time based on a fundamental concept What is the one choice that Andy made in 1989 that has impacted his life How your income and your priorities are intertwined Resources: Connect with Andy: https://bigtreetele.com/ (https://bigtreetele.com/) Connect with Andy on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andybrasfield/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andybrasfield/) https://www.linkedin.com/company/big-tree-telecom/about/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/big-tree-telecom/about/) Connect with Andy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andybrasfield (https://twitter.com/andybrasfield) Connect with Andy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knoxvillebusinessphonesolutions/ (https://www.facebook.com/knoxvillebusinessphonesolutions/) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Sep 8 2021
24 mins
Being Your Authentic Self, with Lindsay Hotmire
Lindsay Hotmire is a copywriter and brand coach who helps women business owners grow heart-and-soul-aligned businesses. Creator of PARAGON™ and The UNbrand METHOD®, Lindsay has helped 347+ clients ditch one-size-fits-all frameworks and formulas, and since 2016, her approach has empowered her clients to create $10,000 to $1 M campaigns — all without losing sight of their true, authentic selves. Lindsay has been a featured expert at Content Marketing Institute, 17 Ways to Beat Back Writer’s Block and Win, Inbound, Content Marketing World, the Copywriter Club IRL, Found Conference, Shine Bootcamp, and her message has been shared with podcast audiences across the globe. Lindsay lives in the Midwest with her husband and is an almost-empty-nester mom to 4 kids. What you will learn in this episode: How does the elephant of authenticity show up in conversation What is the authenticity flywheel that Lindsay created How being aware of misalignment is being truly authentic What is the difference between your adaptive self and your authentic self Why is it a struggle for Gen X women to sing their own praises What two things often block us from our authentic self Resources: Reach Lindsay at http://lindsayhotmire.com (http://lindsayhotmire.com) Connect with Lindsay at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsayhotmire (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsayhotmire) Check our Lindsay’s Authenticity Flywheel at http://lindsayhotmire.com/flywheel (http://lindsayhotmire.com/flywheel) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Sep 1 2021
27 mins
Wanting to Belong, with Will Salyards
Aug 25 2021
22 mins
Unpacking Your Limiting Beliefs, with Demond K. Ross
Demond K Ross is a speaker, trainer, coach and also serves as an Assistant Dean at a therapeutic day school where they educate and support students with varying ranges of social and emotional disorders. From this stage, Demond primarily shares his experiences dealing with limiting belief and overcoming the need to be perfect for acceptance. He also works with individuals and organizations training and coaching on how to better understand and experience habits of thinking and be more B.O.L.D. with principles through Habit Finder of The Og Mandino Institute. What you will learn in this episode: How limiting beliefs show up in life and cause you to retreat and not take chances Why addressing your own limiting beliefs allows you to help others conquer theirs What is the difference between coaching children vs coaching adults  Why our worth is not attached to an outcome, rather to our intrinsic value Why we shouldn’t focus on the things we’re letting go of, but the things we are gaining How therapy can help you reduce your limiting beliefs Resources: Website: https://demondkross.com/ (https://demondkross.com/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/demondkross (https://www.linkedin.com/in/demondkross) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/demondkross (https://www.facebook.com/demondkross) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demondkross (https://www.instagram.com/demondkross) Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/demondkross (https://www.twitter.com/demondkross) Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Aug 18 2021
20 mins
Finding Balance in the Work You’re Passionate About, with Chris Lord
Chris Lord has successfully built several Management Consulting businesses in Southern California, most recently as the General Manager for Slalom Consulting, where he led the Practice’s growth from under $2 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2015. After ‘retirement’ in Dec of 2015, he founded his own firm, Bridge Builder Coaching, to help Military Veterans through tough transitions in their lives. Bridge Builder Coaching helps Veterans transition out of Military service and into the corporate world through personal 1-on-1 coaching, assessments, networking, introductions, and facilitation. What you will learn in this episode: Why Chris's Elephant is the question "how do you put everything into your professional passion and still deliver the best of yourself outside your work?" Why it's important to find the right balance and not bury yourself in your profession even if you love what you’re doing Why everyone has an ego, and why your ego plays a big role in stepping into your passion without letting it overwhelm you How Chris's current role helping Military vets switch gears to find their new lives mirrors his own efforts to find balance and follow his calling Why listening to the people around him helps Chris stay grounded, and why you should read "The Trusted Advisor" by David Maister, Charles Green and Robert Galford Why fear causes people to focus on themselves instead of others, and why it's important to attain a balance between selflessness and selfishness in your relationships How Chris recognizes his fear of not being accepted, and how he has worked to overcome his fear Why Chris has realized that it's important to allow himself to be vulnerable and trust in others not to tear him down Resources: Connect with Chris Lord on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/clord1/ (www.linkedin.com/in/clord1/)  Additional Resources: Kindle version of thehttps://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 ( Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Aug 11 2021
28 mins
Reviewing the Elephants in the Room, with April Ballestero
April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families and communities. What you will learn in this episode: Why April created the Addressing the Elephant in the Room podcast, and why she wrote her upcoming book Slaying the Onion April recaps the first season of the podcast and the many diverse and challenging topics that were discussed April then reviews the Elephants discussed in season two of the show and why each topic was so important What exciting guests and topics have appeared on the show so far in this third season of the series How the broad range of brave, fascinating guests have helped bring Addressing the Elephant in the Room to life Resources: Kindle version of the https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community Website: https://www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/ (www.addressingtheelephantintheroom.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom (www.facebook.com/addressingtheelephantintheroom)  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/ (www.facebook.com/CoachAprilB/) Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant (www.facebook.com/groups/addressingtheelephant) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero (www.linkedin.com/in/aprilballestero) Twitter: https://twitter.com/onelightahead (https://twitter.com/onelightahead) Twitter: https://twitter.com/ballestero (https://twitter.com/ballestero) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onelightahead/ (www.instagram.com/onelightahead/)  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/ (www.instagram.com/coachaprilballestero/) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g (www.youtube.com/channel/UCoLPfjJ6bDG_ml5d8ya9r6g) Additional Resources: Preorder April Ballestero’s upcoming book “Slaying the Onion” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TgS8jq (https://amzn.to/2TgS8jq) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Aug 4 2021
11 mins
Vulnerability as a Superpower, with Hailey Jules
Hailey Jules is a Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, International Inspirational Speaker, Optimal Results Coach, and founder of Inspired Practice Solutions. After watching the power of chiropractic care transform her family's life, she made it her mission to transform the chiropractic community. Hailey worked as a Chiropractic Assistant at Wellness Choice, a highly successful high volume practice where she then discovered her greater purpose to transform chiropractic offices. After watching many doctors suffer from lack of consistency in their teams, she decided to dedicate her life to providing the solution for chiropractors around the world. Hailey then founded Inspired Practice Solutions. Inspired Practice Solutions is known for its 100% success rate in inspiring and enabling teams to transform and successfully and efficiently meet and exceed the goals of the practice. Hailey has helped transform over three dozen chiropractic offices in international immersions and served thousands of chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students.  Hailey is a graduate of the Tony Robbins Leadership Academy. What you will learn in this episode: Why vulnerability is Hailey's Elephant, and how vulnerability can show up in all aspects of your life and work Why Hailey considers vulnerability to be our power as humans, and why it's often safe to express even if we've been conditioned not to How water can show us how to be both powerful and vulnerable at the same time Why the first step in expressing vulnerability to others is to be open to being vulnerable with yourself Why vulnerability can help you achieve alignment in your life, and why giving others your vulnerability is a gift Why showing vulnerability is about sharing your truth, and how it can attract the right people to you How society's gender expectations impact our sense of vulnerability, and what steps you can take each day to work on your vulnerability Resources: Website: https://inspiredpracticesolutions.com/ (https://inspiredpracticesolutions.com/)  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inspiredpracticesolutions (https://www.facebook.com/inspiredpracticesolutions)  Additional Resources: Kindle version of the https://www.amazon.com/Slaying-Onion-Unveil-highest-potential-ebook/dp/B094C6S7RZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CQSDOLNATAJ7&dchild=1&keywords=april+ballestero+slaying+the+onion&qid=1624598750&sprefix=april+balleste%2Caps%2C199&sr=8-1 (Slaying the Onion Book ) https://www.onelightacademy.com/courses/slaying-the-onion (Buy Slaying the Onion Book here) and receive a signed copy, the course, and access to a community This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Jul 28 2021
27 mins
Building a Customer-Focused Membership, with Sandra Martini
Sandra Martini, founder of boutique coaching firm The Martini Way, offers her mentoring clients a perfect balance of marketing savvy, intuition and results-driven systemic implementation with a healthy dose of nurturing and love. Sandra's style is to learn about your goals and then reverse engineer them to where you are now, so you can create the quickest path to your goals possible without sacrificing your sanity or self care. The sustainable success Sandra teaches takes time and work. If you’re looking for someone to tell you to call everyone you know and sell them a high level “X”, Sandra isn't for you. If you want a partner who understands the big vision and intimate details of running and marketing a successful, sustainable business; who understands you and where you are, who nurtures you while being completely honest and non-judgmental and who can pull from her years of hands-on business and marketing expertise, then Sandra Martini is ready to help! What you will learn in this episode: Why it can be a disservice to over deliver to your membership customers  How business owners can alter their subscription onboarding process for better customer satisfaction What the number one goal of a membership or subscription program should be How to provide value to customers without causing overwhelm The unique way that Sandra has maintained a membership program for over ten years How customer experience correlates to  customer retention growth Resources: Free eBook: https://membershipprograms.info/ (https://membershipprograms.info/)  Website: https://themartiniway.com (https://TheMartiniWay.com) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandramartini/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandramartini/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themartiniwayllc (https://www.facebook.com/themartiniwayllc) Twitter: https://twitter.com/SandraMartini (https://twitter.com/SandraMartini) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Jul 21 2021
26 mins

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