Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room®

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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 read less

Mediating Decisions with Evidence
Nov 9 2022
Mediating Decisions with Evidence
Richard Hall, Attorney & Richard is the founder of BottomLine Lawyers PC. He has a unique breadth of experience which has enabled him to meld technology, sophisticated legal analysis, “outside the box” strategies and a collaborative style to create innovative solutions with his clients. Many lawyers come to the law without any practical business experience, and few come with significant management experience. Through serendipity rather than design, he is an exception. His prior business experience afforded him a fast track to complex civil trials and the opportunity to work closely with business clients.Richard performs pro bono services for several Northern California judicial districts, is a Past President of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of the Downtown Business Association, and member of: Rotary Club of Auburn, Placer County Bar Association, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He has also served as California Director for a nationwide bar review and as a lecturer focused on Professional Responsibility. Before attending law, school Richard was an executive in the photographic and real estate industries, and he conducted performance and budget analysis for the US Government’s Amraam missile project. Richard has also served his country and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.What you will learn in this episode:Questions to ask when you are faced with a decision. How "Service Above Self" motto aligned with mediating Richard's decision along with his relationships, passion projects, evidence needed to confirm choice and path.How One person can make a difference.Why Richard has adopted the term “FUD" and how humans are motivated by it.Biases faced in decision making and who to enlist when faced with an unexpected challenge or opportunity.Reason to talk to a coachResources:Website: www.bottomlinelawyers.comTwitter: @bottomlinelaw   https://twitter.com/bottomlinelawFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BottomLineLawyers/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bottomlinelawyerspc/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Having Diverse Expertise, with Mark Levy
Nov 2 2022
Having Diverse Expertise, with Mark Levy
Mark Levy is a differentiation expert. He differentiates corporations, brands, thought leaders, political campaigns, TV shows, live shows, products, services, books, and speeches. The ideas his clients and he have created have been discussed and used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. 

Mark began his company in 2001, and is known for differentiating Simon Sinek. Simon’s endorsement: “Mark Levy is the man who helped me find my why. He inspires me.” Mark has also worked with and spoken to leaders, strategists, and teams in large organizations, including Adobe, Amazon, American Express, Bain, BASF, Google, Harrah’s, Harvard Business School, History Channel, Major League Baseball, McKinsey, Neighborly, Popeye’s, Proctor & Gamble, Stanford University, and UPS.What you will learn in this episode:What Mark does as a differentiation expert and how he works with his clientsWhat Mark means by his term, “Big, sexy idea”The phenomenon that exists today around having diverse expertise, being good at multiple things, and feeling like a failure because of itWhy it works to your benefit to expand your education to more than one fieldYou do need to be known for one thing, but that’s simply for marketing, an attention-getter, or mnemonic deviceThe wellspring of excellence that comes from diverse training and expertise, and how you could possibly cut yourself off from it by focusing on “just one thing”The opportunity within this elephant is to learn how to stop apologizing for your greatness, and become aware of what you can bring to the tableResources:Visit Mark’s website at: https://www.levyinnovation.com/ Order your copy of Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now!: https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Submission, with Shellie Arnold
Oct 26 2022
Submission, with Shellie Arnold
Shellie Arnold is a multi-published author who has written articles, Bible study/devotional curriculum, and contributed to several non-fiction works. She has keynoted at women’s retreats and taught in the workshop, Sunday school class, and small group settings. Shellie regularly serves as faculty at conferences including the Florida Christian Writers Conference where she leads the popular Manuscript Critique Track, which allows writers to get feedback on their current work-in-progress.Shellie has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me (nominated for a Selah in 2018), all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage—what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at www.shelliearnold.comWhat you will learn in this episode:Shellie selected submission to be this episode’s elephant, and she shares how she was first introduced to the concept.Common misconceptions about what it really means to be submissive.Righteousness is Shellie’s one and only rule in marriage.Shellie uses her writing to flesh out examples of “the perfect storm” to illustrate to couples how they can navigate similar situations in their own marriagesWe can look to Jesus as the ultimate example of perfect submission because he did exactly what the Father told Him to do.You can build spiritual intimacy in your marriage.Shellie’s real passion is working with people in their marriages.There is a proper way to view submission so that you don’t misunderstand the purpose or power of it.Resources:Visit Shellie at www.shelliearnold.comLearn more about the Florida Christian Writers ConferenceOrder your copy of Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now!:  https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Understanding Your Part, with Wendy Papasan
Oct 19 2022
Understanding Your Part, with Wendy Papasan
Wendy Papasan is a highly accomplished and growth-focused visionary co-founder of several companies affiliated with real estate. She runs the Papasan Properties Group, a full service real estate consulting firm that helps clients with their real estate needs in Austin and San Antonio, TX. In just over a decade, the Papasan Properties Group @ Keller Williams has helped more than 1700 families totaling more than $675 million in home sales. Last year, Papasan Properties ranked #21 for teams out of 120,000 Realtors in Texas by Real Trends.In addition to her real estate business, Wendy is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board for Her Best Life, a million-dollar startup that helps women build big businesses and even bigger lives.Wendy is married to Jay Papasan, international speaker and #1 best-selling real estate author and Vice President at Keller Williams Int'l. They are the proud parents of two teenagers and a dog named Taco.Visit wendyis.fun for more informationWhat you will learn in this episode:The eye-opening experience that happened to Wendy in 2019 and how it helped her realize what she really wantedThe revelations Wendy had to work through when a large group of people left her teamThe importance of culture in any organization, and how the culture can suffer from one or two negative team membersThe pressure Wendy felt to exemplify the book, the Millionaire Real Estate Agent, when she first started working as a real estate agent (her husband wrote the book)Where Wendy finds herself today in her team development journeyThe need for people to do more “thinking time” - putting space on their calendar to sit and think about their businessResources:Wendy’s Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/papasanteamWendy’s LinkedIn profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/papasan/Wendy’s Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/wendypapasan/Order Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now! https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/booksVisit Wendyis.fun for more informationThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Conquering Obesity, with George Watson
Oct 12 2022
Conquering Obesity, with George Watson
George has been working with business owners since 2002 in building empathetic cultures of kindness that nurture the human spirit and outperform all median cultures by at least 200%. He's a Jesus follower, a marathoner, rides an electric unicycle for his favorite hobby and is passionately in love with his wife Laurene of 33 years and father of 3 adult children.What you will learn in this episode:George’s vulnerable experience with his marriage and how he created the marriage he wanted for himselfHow George’s commitment to his marriage is similar to his commitment to weight lossThe shocking realization that led to George committing to making a changeGeorge’s former understanding of health and how he worked through finding the solution that worked for himHow George’s positive perspective of his weight kept him from making the necessary changes until he had to face the reality of the situationThe beginning of George’s weightloss journey and his surprising early successesHow shame actually perpetuates the action you’re shameful ofResources:Order Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now! https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/booksConnect with George via his email:  george@reinventionunlimited.comLearn more about Reinvention Unlimited here: https://ReinventionUnlimited.com This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Is it Really Christian if it’s Fiction? With Eva Marie Everson and Taryn Souders
Sep 28 2022
Is it Really Christian if it’s Fiction? With Eva Marie Everson and Taryn Souders
Eva Marie Everson is the CEO of Word Weavers International & the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference. She is a multiple award-winning author and speaker and is the 2022 recipient of the AWSA Lifetime Achievement Award. Eva Marie has served as a mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, an adjunct professor at Taylor University, and is widely recognized and respected at writing conferences. A seminary graduate, she enjoys teaching the Word of God and speaking at women's events and retreats. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband make their home in Central Florida where they are owned by their cat. To connect with Eva Marie, go to: EvaMarieEversonAuthor.com Taryn’s middle grade novels have been named to multiple state award lists, including Pennsylvania’s Young Readers Choice Awards, Alaska’s Battle of the Books, Ohio’s Buckeye Children and Teen’s Book Awards, Wisconsin’s Golden Archer Awards, Alabama’s Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award, Nebraska’s Golden Sower Awards, and Florida’s Sunshine State Young Readers Awards. Her book, Coop Knows the Scoop, was a 2021 Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile mystery novel. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Word Weavers, International. She is represented by Sally Apokedak of Apokedak Literary Agency. Taryn currently lives in Sorrento, Florida with her husband, David, their three children, and two cats—an overly fuzzy Ragdoll named Mordecai and a polydactyl Hemingway named Sebastian—who like to terrorize flies. While she’s somewhat decent at math, she is terrible at science and has an intense dislike of tarantulas. To connect with Taryn, go to:  www.TarynSouders.comWhat you will learn in this episode:Eva Marie and Taryn’s background in writing and details about the Florida Christian Writers ConferenceCommon presumptions and misconceptions about Christian fiction and their logical inaccuraciesHow God demonstrates His creativity through His creation, and why Eva and Taryn believe God made us to be creative beingsThe dynamic of being a Christian author in the general  (non-Christian) market How weaving Christian principles into your work will help reach people that wouldn’t otherwise be reached The graphic reality of the Bible’s historicity and why it’s important to acknowledgeThe value of using storytelling to subtly communicate important truths to a wide audienceResources:To connect with Taryn, go to:  www.TarynSouders.comTo connect with Eva Marie, go to: EvaMarieEversonAuthor.com Learn more about Word Weavers International Learn more about the Florida Christian Writers ConferenceOrder Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now!...
Necessary Endings, with April Ballestero
Sep 21 2022
Necessary Endings, 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:Applying Dr. Henry Cloud’s book, Necessary Endings to your business and relationshipsDifferent types of necessary endings and the emotions that often come with themWhat it means to “cut the monkey tail” and how you can apply it to your situationHow applying “Necessary Endings” has helped April coach people through pivotal moments in their livesThe value of applying this to your relationships and how the concept of Building Bridges is connected to this elephantWhy April believes you should “Stay in curiosity.”How to use your evidence to verify if its a necessary or unnecessary endingResources:Pre-Order Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now! https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/books.Learn more about Slaying the Onion and access the FREE online course here: https://onelightacademy.net/slaying-the-onionNecessary endings: the employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward. Cloud, H. (2011, January 18). Necessary Endings (12/19/10 ed.). Harper Business.Schedule a Zoom meeting with Coach April or her strategy team: https://calendly.com/onelightacademy/.For more episodes on mindset and leadership, visit onelightacademy.net/addressing-the-elephant. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Detecting Confirmation Bias, with Ron Toye
Sep 14 2022
Detecting Confirmation Bias, with Ron Toye
Detecting Confirmation Biasconfirmation bias the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs or theories.This week's guest, Ron Toye: Purchasing, refinancing, or renovating a home can be a complicated and intimidating process. Here at the Ron Toye Team, we begin by listening. We aim to understand your goals and priorities so we can offer home loan solutions that align with your current and long-term plans. We serve hundreds of families each year with their home investment journey. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or long-time homeowner, we’re dedicated to providing you with industry-leading customer service that you will rave about.My mentor and branch manager, Andy Tuttle, imprinted this message on my heart and it inspires my dedication to every client and partner I serve: “What do we help people with? One of the biggest financial decisions of their lives! How do we treat them? Like family!” From application to closing and beyond, I’m honored to provide the outstanding experience my clients and partners deserve.What you will learn in this episode:How Ron has personally experienced negative consequences of un-addressed confirmation biasesThe effects of social and mainstream media on our expectationsHow confirmation bias shows up in the mortgage sphere vs. the personal sphere, and the dangers of allowing it in either situationHow to recognize when you’re in a loop of confirmation biasWhy understanding yourself is key in avoiding confirmation biasHow being aware of your possible confirmation biases aligns with our theme this season of “Assessing and Re-framing your Evidence”Resources:Visit Ron’s website and connect with him here: therontoyeteam.comConnect with Ron through email: ron.toye@myccmortgage.comhttps://admin.homebotapp.com/welcome/sponsor/72a9b932-5657-46c6-a023-58c2c1f98889?type=real-estate-agentConnect with Ron on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-toye-61a99b90/Connect with Ron on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRonToyeTeamConnect with Ron on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RonToyePre-Order a copy of April’s book, Slaying the Onion here: https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/booksThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Speeding Up Your Response Time, with Kelly Gonyo
Sep 7 2022
Speeding Up Your Response Time, with Kelly Gonyo
Kelly is the founder and President of Blue Line Insurance Agency, Inc. She has been in the insurance business since 2001 and has worked in just about every role within the independent agency. Although she specializes in commercial insurance, she has experience in helping you with any of your insurance needs and loves to meet with any of her current or potential clients whenever she can. When she is not in one of the offices, she is either traveling or enjoying everything the Adirondacks and North Country has to offer.What you will learn in this episode:How today’s culture of instant-gratification affects workplace communicationCreative ways to open up and expand your conversations with your customersHow your response time directly affects your customers and team membersThe importance of prioritizing fulfilling customer needs in a timely mannerExamples of how giving simple support can be powerful enough to make a noticeable difference in someone's lifeResources:Pre-Order a copy of Slaying the Onion™ here: https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/booksKelly’s Company Website: https://bluelineagency.com/Kelly’s Facebook Business Page: https://m.facebook.com/bluelineinsuranceKelly’s Instagram profile: https://www.instagram.com/bluelineinsuranceagencyinc/?hl=enKelly’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-gonyo-9494a221This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Clarifying Evidence, with April Ballestero
Aug 31 2022
Clarifying Evidence, with April Ballestero
Clarifying Evidence, with April BallesteroApril 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:The new theme for this season of Addressing the Elephant in the Room is Clarifying EvidenceHow One Light Ahead defines “Clarifying Evidence” and how it shows up in our livesHow to assess, reassess, and clarify the evidence that drives you forwardThe importance of “owning where you stand” in your faithThe skill of being able to face all evidence, even the evidence that exposes our shortcomingsThe gift of being able to forgive yourself after reassessing your evidence and moving forward with clarityResources:Pre-Order Slaying the Onion (2nd edition) now: https://www.kaleidoscopebooks.net/booksSchedule a Zoom meeting with Coach April and her strategy team: https://calendly.com/onelightacademy/For more episodes on mindset and leadership, visit: onelightacademy.net/addressing-the-elephant This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Finding Balance in the Work You're Passionate About, with Chris Lord (Revisited)
Aug 17 2022
Finding Balance in the Work You're Passionate About, with Chris Lord (Revisited)
This is a revisited episode from Season 4, Episode 1.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 doingWhy everyone has an ego, and why your ego plays a big role in stepping into your passion without letting it overwhelm youHow Chris's current role helping Military vets switch gears to find their new lives mirrors his own efforts to find balance and follow his callingWhy 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 GalfordWhy 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 relationshipsHow Chris recognizes his fear of not being accepted, and how he has worked to overcome his fearWhy Chris has realized that it's important to allow himself to be vulnerable and trust in others not to tear him downResources:Connect with Chris Lord on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/clord1/ This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
The Dangers of Making Assumptions, with Jordan White
Aug 10 2022
The Dangers of Making Assumptions, with Jordan White
Jordan White is an avowed introvert, experienced leader, and Self-Leadership coach. Driven by his passion for creating a world with less pain and suffering, he takes immense pride in providing compassionate and inspiring coaching services to current and aspiring leaders who tend to identify as inward, radically humble, cerebral, quiet, and introverted. As a Self-Leadership coach, his goals include helping his clients maximize their scientifically-validated thinking assets while minimizing their thinking biases. He provides clients with the tools and a safe space to explore their unique path of least resistance to their success while simultaneously contributing to building a society of Valuegenic Leaders.What you will learn in this episode:How assumptions show up both as receivers and givers of informationThe trickle-down effect that leaders initiate when they make assumptionsHow you can be sure you have the necessary tools to assess your own perspectiveWhy defining values and expectations is so important in successful communication in your relationshipsHow asking questions is the remedy to making dangerous assumptionsSome misconceptions and assumptions around introversion Why you should intentionally add compassion and curiosity to your perspectiveResources:Find more episodes of Addressing the Elephant in the Room here: https://onelightacademy.net/addressing-the-elephant-in-the-room/Reach Jordan via email: hello@jordanwhitecoaching.comVisit Jordan’s website: www.jordanwhitecoaching.comThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Dave Braun
Aug 3 2022
Hiring a Virtual Assistant, with Dave Braun
At HireMyVA.com, Dave helps people to reclaim their business freedom through hiring and thriving with virtual assistants via multiple courses and a community, as well as a White Glove service that finds amazing VAs from the Philippines.  He also partners with Larry Broughton, CEO of broughtonHOTELS on not only HireMyVA, but on several projects and businesses, including coaching and masterminding, and has consulted with hundreds of entrepreneurs these last few years, including many businesses run by military veterans. Finally, at Pro Website Creators (PWC), Dave loves to work with clients to help their websites be the hub of their marketing wheel! He's invested years learning the technical aspects of WordPress web design, e-commerce, as well as writing copy to help make client's messages clear and not confusing. PWC’s mission is “Helping super-busy entrepreneurs who value growing their business over figuring out the technical stuff.”  Prior to all of this, Dave worked at a semiconductor company for almost 30 years, led teams across multiple continents and holds six patents. He also has co-created several iPhone apps. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, working out, attending Mariners Church in Irvine, CA, bringing inspiring messages into the inmates at the Orange County Jails, and is a certified John Maxwell team coach. He's married to his amazing wife of 39+ years, Cheryl, who recently retired from being Chief Program Officer at Irvine Public Schools Foundation, and has two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and one amazing grandson!What you will learn in this episode:Hiring a VA actually requires that you address two major elephants: lack of trust and fear that you lack experienceTrust is always a requirement when bringing someone new into your business, so it’s important to have systems to verify that they’re trustworthyMany business owners don’t realize their vision is actually impossible to achieve on their own; a true business requires a team. “A business is a profitable enterprise that works with or without you… if it’s dependent on you, then you have a job.”Why Dave started HireMyVA.com and how it helps address a challenge that many business owners face How to maximize your Virtual Assistant experience using a 3-step approachResources:HireMyVA Website: https://www.HireMyVA.comTwitter: @hiremyva1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HireMyVA/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedavebraun/Visit One Light Ahead's Website: https://onelightacademy.netFor more episodes, visit https://onelightacademy.net/addressing-the-elephantThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Addressing Fear and Overwhelm, with Richard Hall
Jul 27 2022
Addressing Fear and Overwhelm, with Richard Hall
Richard Hall is the founder of BottomLine Lawyers, PC. He has a unique breadth of experience which has enabled him to meld technology, sophisticated legal analysis, “outside the box” strategies and a collaborative style to create innovative solutions with his clients. Richard attended law school at the University of La Verne and was admitted to the California Bar in 1988 and the Federal Bar in 1989. Many lawyers come to the law without any practical business experience, and few come with significant management experience. Through serendipity rather than design, Richard is an exception. His prior business experience afforded him a fast track to complex civil trials and the opportunity to work closely with business clients. Richard is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker and has performed feasibility analysis of investment projects, including historic preservation district qualified buildings. Richard performs pro bono services for several Northern California judicial districts, is a Past President of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, former Board member of the Downtown Business Association, and member of: Rotary Club of Auburn, Placer County Bar Association, Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) and American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He has also served as California Director for a nationwide bar review and as a lecturer focused on Professional Responsibility. Before attending law school Richard was an executive in the photographic and real estate industries and he conducted performance and budget analysis for the US Government’s Amraam missile project. Richard has also served his country and is a veteran of the United States Air Force.What you will learn in this episode:How fear and overwhelm tend to affect small business owners at a higher rate Encouragement and advice for type-A personalities that struggle with perfectionism How the elephants of fear and overwhelm grow when they are not addressedThe necessity of earning trust before helping someone address their own elephantsWhy Richard has adopted the term “Action kills fear” and how it has helps him stop feeding this elephantSome practical ways you can declutter your mind and prioritize your tasksResources:Website: www.bottomlinelawyers.comTwitter: @bottomlinelaw   https://twitter.com/bottomlinelawFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/BottomLineLawyers/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bottomlinelawyerspc/Change or Die by Alan Deutschman (recommended reading from this episode)This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Addressing Pornography with our Kids, with Barbara Winters
Jul 20 2022
Addressing Pornography with our Kids, with Barbara Winters
****PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING**** This week’s podcast episode contains adult subjects and may not be appropriate for all ages. Please listen with discretion as we dive into a topic that truly is an elephant in many rooms: pornography. Barb Winters is a pastor’s wife and parent of four adult children, one of whom is a recovering pornography addict. She’s a hopeful mom supporting parents in a world of pornography and online relationships through her writing and speaking engagements. Barb is a real mom who has dealt with a real problem facing families today. As a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance Specialist, she teaches preteens and teens at local schools how to avoid risky behaviors and make healthy choices. Her book, working title of Healthy Relationships in a Hookup World, will be released in August 2023. Connect with Barb on Facebook or Instagram or through her website, hopefulmom.net. Subscribe to receive updates on her book and a FREE PDF: 7 Steps After Your Child Sees Porn.What you will learn in this episode:Why Barb has a heart to address this elephant and how it has shown up in her lifeThere is a need for support, especially for parents, when children fall into this addictionThe objectifying and degrading nature of pornography and the effect it has on viewersWhy early intervention is so important with this elephantThe benefits of doing your research and having open conversations as a parent addressing this subjectWhy it’s necessary to remove shame and guilt as parents so that you can help support and guide your children through these tough subjectsResources:Visit Barb’s Website: https://hopefulmom.netFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/difficultconversationsforparentsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/difficult.conversations/LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/barb-winters-b146882a/For more episodes, visit: onelightacademy.net/addressing-the-elephantThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Choosing to Respond, with April Ballestero
Jul 13 2022
Choosing to Respond, 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:The trigger-response that occurs often when meeting new peopleA peek back through some of our previous podcast episodes where our guests have shared their experiences with trigger responses and reactionsWhat it means to jump layers and the danger of “jumping layers” in an introductory conversation Why the One Light Ahead connection tools were created and how they’re intended to improve communication and your ability to “peel layers” in your relationshipsThe psychology behind first impressions and how they affect your interactions The importance of taking the time to “look in the mirror” so you can offer more value in your networking conversationsWhy responding is often a better choice than reactingResources:Website: https://onelightacademy.netRegister for an online course here: https://onelightacademy.com Register for our FREE monthly group coaching + Q&A session: onelightacademy.net/love-what-you-do-again Previous Podcasts referenced in this episode:Ron Toye’s podcast episode: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7795123c-7c13-4adf-872f-27f2b34c4a0cJay Papasan’s podcast episode: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/8af458bf-fe76-4ac3-bc2d-586e79e703e6 Christy Conner’s podcast episode: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/9e4dcedf-1e62-43ef-9e7a-8f1d6952ed56 Chris Heller’s podcast episode: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/e15c3a62-7ac6-41bd-b80f-3af5b28a36b6 ------------------------------------------------------------------This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Mental Health: Leading with Humanity, with Mitch Gray
Jul 6 2022
Mental Health: Leading with Humanity, with Mitch Gray
Mitch Gray has combined over two decades of experience as a former pastor, life coach, entrepreneur, community developer, and creator to develop a brand of leadership that is at its deepest level- human.Taking his heart for inspiring others and his passion for empowering leaders, Mitch teaches business leaders how to recruit great people, develop top talent and design empowering culture.Mitch is the creator and host of The Mitch Gray Show podcast, author, leadership consultant and a highly regarded speaker.What you will learn in this episode:Mitch’s personal history with this elephant and how it has shaped his current missionThe spiritual-emotional-mental health connection and how it shows up in the workplaceThe danger of today’s silence around men and mental health and how you can do you part to improve it The tell-tale signs of someone dealing with anxiety and depressionThe danger of merely venting or gossiping when seeking connectionHow to make an impact for yourself and others by starting with love and leading with your humanityResources:Order How to Hire and Keep Great People: https://amzn.to/3ARO2ytTake How to Hire and Great People the course: https://bit.ly/3BTx847Subscribe to The Mitch Gray Show: https://themitchgrayshow.fireside.fmConnect with Mitch on Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/mitchgraymediaThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens
Jun 29 2022
Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens
Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie StevensJodie Stevens is a 30-year radio veteran, producer, commercial voice-over artist, audiobook narrator and host of several mental health and recovery blogs and podcasts: “Genuine Life Recovery” and “Recovery and Company” both on iTunes, Spotify, Tune in, Audible and most apps. She is currently the Media Director for the Life Change Center providing treatment to individuals struggling with opioid and pill addiction. Jodie has an MA in Leadership and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Addiction counseling.What you will learn in this episode:Jodie’s personal connection and her heart behind addressing this elephant The importance of reducing shame around addiction in the familyThe connection between addiction and codependency within the family The split that occurs between the different approaches to addiction and recovery, and why unity in this area is so importantWhy Jodie believes there is no right or wrong way to recover from addictionThe dangerous physical progression of the disease and how addiction chemically alters the brainHow beginning the conversation around addiction can help alleviate some tension and make a positive impact for those still strugglingResources:Website: https://jodiestevens.org/ Jodie's Podcast: www.thelifechangecenter.org/podcast/This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacyPodtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp