Counsel Culture with Eric Brooker

Eric Brooker

Counsel Culture is the preeminent leadership and culture podcast. We take advice from experts on culture and leadership and hear their inspirational stories in hopes of motivating us to become the best versions of ourselves, as well as leaders in our community. Over the last few years, we have interviewed; Fortune 500 CEOs, professional athletes, NY Times best-selling authors and so many more. This has been done all in an effort to learn, grow and mature as; individuals, leaders, parents, spouses, and more. Tune in to Counsel Culture weekly for all things culture and leadership from some of the world's greatest leaders. read less
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Episodes

How to Work with Almost Anyone with Michael Bungay Stanier
May 14 2024
How to Work with Almost Anyone with Michael Bungay Stanier
My guest today is author of a few good books including, How to work with almost anyone, How to Begin, The Advice Trap and the one we all know and love, The Coaching Habit, Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. Michael Bungay Stanier has a gift for distilling big, complex ideas into practical, accessible knowledge for everyday people that helps them be a force for good.His books have sold over a million copies, with The Coaching Habit topping The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. MBS has been featured on the blogs and social media platforms of thought leaders including Seth Godin, Tim Ferriss, and Brené Brown, and has appeared on ABC, BBC, CBC, Ted.com, and innumerable podcasts--as well as in notable publications including the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc., and Fast Company. MBS is the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company, that helps organizations move from advice-driven action to curiosity-led transformation. They have trained more than half a million people for clients including Microsoft, Salesforce, TELUS, and Gucci. Before establishing Box of Crayons, MBS's accomplishments included publishing an academic article on James Joyce and a Harlequin-esque short story; playing small roles in helping invent Pizza Hut's Stuffed Crust pizza and creating "one of the worst single-malt whiskies in existence"; and spending 20 minutes writing what has remained GlaxoSmithKline's global vision for more than 20 years. A former Rhodes Scholar, MBS is an Australian who now lives in Toronto, Canada. This show is dedicated to Michael’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.mbs.works | www.bestpossiblerelationship.com
You Have Seven Seconds, Make Them Count with Sylvie Di Giusto
Feb 27 2024
You Have Seven Seconds, Make Them Count with Sylvie Di Giusto
Our guest today is none other than Sylvie Di Giusto. I am going to tell you right now, this is a can't miss episode. After you listen to today's conversation, please come back to the show notes and watch the incredible trailer to her immersive keynote speech and then do yourself a favor and follow her on social, buy the book and be ready to be engulfed in incredible thought provoking content. More than a decade ago, Sylvie made one of the best decisions of her life by leaving her successful twenty-year corporate career in Europe and bringing her young family across the Pond to America with a newborn on her lap. She exercised what she has since called the Power of Choice, a conscious decision-making framework that allows us to understand our perceptions, choose our behaviors, and determine our best outcomes. Now, extraordinary leaders and professionals at many of the most respected organizations, associations, and government agencies in the world—from American Express to American Airlnes, Hilton to Nespresso, Microsoft to Prudential, and even the US Airforce - trust Sylvie to help them make the right decisions to grow their brands and bottom lines. Building on her five cornerstones of Modern Emotional Intelligence—visual, behavioral, verbal, digital, and social intelligence—she gives her audiences the Power of Choice to determine their greatest outcomes in leadership, sales, and customer experience. She takes them on a thought-provoking and immersive journey through the brain, the mind, from the unconscious to the conscious—and ultimately to the heights of personal, professional, and organizational success. She is one of fewer than 12 percent of speakers worldwide who received the Certified Speaking Professional designation, 11-time award winner, the author of "The Image of Leadership," and the “Discover Your Fair Advantage: Leverage Your Unique Selling Points and Human Potential for Work, Business and Life,” and the mind behind dozens of innovative mobile online courses, including "How You Impress". When she is not working, she is volunteering with the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation. When she is not volunteering, she is racing more than 102 floors in the stairwells of some of the highest buildings around the world, cruising around on her boat in sunny Florida, or she is spending time with he two wonderful teenage children who test her emotional intelligence e.v.e.r.y single day. This show is dedicated to Sylvie’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.sylviedigiusto.com Watch the trailer to her immersive keynnote address here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=iFvGUp_qC5M
Cultivating Teamwork & Transforming Leadership with Walter Bond
Jan 30 2024
Cultivating Teamwork & Transforming Leadership with Walter Bond
Elevate your week with today's conversation that will transform your mindset and drive your future success. Experience the transformative power of today's guest, Walter Bond's and this dynamic discussion. As a celebrated Hall of Fame speaker and renowned business advisor, Walter has captivated audiences worldwide, inspiring them to reach new heights of achievement. Get ready to ignite a fire of ambition and action! Former NBA athlete Walter Bond shares his journey from basketball to motivational speaking and the importance of coaching and recalibrating in achieving success. He emphasizes the significance of mastering the fundamentals and setting audacious goals. Walter highlights the role of teamwork and the core of an organization in driving success. He encourages leaders to empower their people and create a strong culture. In this conversation, Walter Bond discusses the importance of building a customer-centric culture and empowering employees. He emphasizes the need for managers to prioritize the customer experience and empower their teams to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. Walter shares examples from companies like Nordstrom and the Ritz Carlton, where employees are empowered to make decisions and take actions to make things right for the customer. He also highlights the impact of leadership on culture and the value of lifestyle and balance. Additionally, Walter introduces Peak Performance Huddle, an online portal designed to help individuals and businesses reach their full potential. This show is dedicated to Walter’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.peakperformershuddle.com
Prepare for Impact with Ryan Estis
Jan 16 2024
Prepare for Impact with Ryan Estis
My guest today is Ryan Estis. Ryan Estis is a globally recognized sales and leadership expert, founder and author who has spent the last 15 years advising clients on navigating change, improving performance, and accelerating growth. A former Fortune 500 Chief Revenue Office, Ryan has spent his career in the trenches, leading high-performance teams and building a client roster of category leading brands.  His hands-on approach and deep understanding of the dynamics of business have positioned him as a go-to expert for sales enablement and leadership development. He is also a co-founder of ImpactEleven, a hyper-growth startup community of thought leaders helping solve our most pressing organizational design and human performance challenges as we enter the fourth industrial revolution. With his vast knowledge, practical experience, and remarkable ability to communicate complex ideas in a relatable manner, Ryan Estis continues to shape the sales and leadership landscape. Through his speaking engagements, training programs, and writing, he inspires individuals and organizations to reach their full potential. He works with the world’s leading brands including Mayo Clinic, Mastercard, The NBA, Pfizer, IBM and State Farm Insurance.  Today, we are talking about his new book Prepare for Impact - Driving Growth & Serving Others through the principle of human centered leadership. This book comes out today and you do NOT want to miss this conversation. This show is dedicated to Ryan’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com & www.ryanestis.com
The Culture Climb with Jaime Taets
Nov 28 2023
The Culture Climb with Jaime Taets
My guest today is Jaime Taets. Jaime is the Chief Vision Officer and CEO at Keystone Group International, a 2x author and a podcast host! As the CEO of Keystone Group International, Jaime created the organization to focus on leadership development, organizational strategy, and growth. Before starting Keystone Group International, she spent 13 years in a large corporate environment in a variety of leadership roles, living and traveling globally. Jaime believes that strong leadership is the foundation for healthy and sustainable growth for any business. She uses her leadership experience to drive “real” discussions about how to drive high performance and healthy cultures within client organizations. Leaders need to be focused on helping their organizations create a positive mindset change to manage the constant change as their business grows and evolves. Jaime’s areas of expertise are helping organizations identify the issue that is getting in their way of growth and creating a plan for improvement – specifically in areas of strategy, culture, and people. Jaime uses her SuperPower of Empathy and high EQ to build strong relationships with clients and leaders within organizations she works with. This same SuperPower allows her to build trust quickly which makes it easier to get to the root of the issue. The purpose behind Jaime’s work is to create an impact on the people she works with. Jaime is driven by the positive changes that she creates for her clients-it’s an addiction. This show is dedicated to Jaime’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.keystonegroupintl.com
You Are Enough: Overcoming Lifelong Doubts of Worthiness with Eric Brooker
Oct 10 2023
You Are Enough: Overcoming Lifelong Doubts of Worthiness with Eric Brooker
The book launch is today! We did it and I can't thank you enough. Each and every one of you. Thank you for joining me on this journey and thank you for being by my side each step of the way. A special thanks to my longtime friend and the host of today's show, Ryan O'Hara. In the midst of personal heartache, including my sister-in-law's passing from alcohol addiction and my estrangement from my eldest daughter, I embarked on a healing journey. As I confronted deep-seated childhood wounds, I faced a relentless sense of inadequacy. However, in this book, I share my transformative journey, leading to the realization that I am enough, and so are you! We delve into the impact of feeling unworthy, recounting tales of despair, such as Kevin Berthia's near-suicide on The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Berns Family's tragic loss. Yet, amidst darkness, we also share stories of resilience and affirmation of self-worth. Meet inspirational figures such as authors John O'Leary and Waldo Waldman, keynote speaker Andre Norman, and former Starbucks President, Jim Alling. They too discovered that, despite life-altering situations, they were enough. This book isn't just a testament to transformation; it offers tangible tools for change. Learn how to be present, authentic, and meaningfully connected. Embark on this journey with me. Let's embrace our worth and unlock our limitless potential. This show is dedicated to you; the listener, the reader, the observer. This conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture.  You Are Enough! Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | Find the book on Amazon by searching; "You Are Enough Eric Brooker"
Becoming Coachable with Scott Osman & Jacquelyn Lane
Oct 3 2023
Becoming Coachable with Scott Osman & Jacquelyn Lane
Good leaders maintain steady teams, achieve reasonable growth, and are comfortable in their authority. But great leaders recognize that unparalleled success comes from always seeking to improve. The stakes of leadership are higher than ever, and operating with maximum effectiveness is not only desirable but also imperative. What the world’s most influential leaders know is that the secret to achieving that effectiveness is becoming coachable.  And in order to do so, one must be ready to engage in the process of betterment, starting with investing in yourself in order to give the most back to your organization, team, and the world. That’s where executive coaching comes in. Imbued with decades of experience at the highest echelons of the industry, Becoming Coachable guides readers through the ins and outs of a successful coaching experience. Scott Osman, Jacquelyn Lane, and Marshall Goldsmith identify key leadership archetypes and unpack the intricacies of a typical engagement. They demystify the coaching relationship and outline a framework that hinges on openness.. Most important, however, is the invitation this book contains to propel a leader’s impact far beyond themselves.Today, my guests are two of the authors of this magnificient book, Scott Osman and Jacquelyn Lane. Scott Osman is the founder and CEO of the 100 Coaches Agency and codesigner of their proprietary curation process and the company’s relationship-first philosophy. In his role as CEO, he establishes the vision for the company, leads partnerships and business development, and serves as a leading light of the 100 Coaches Community, which he cofounded with Marshall in 2016. He is the cofounder of Methods by 100 Coaches, the online learning platform. Jacquelyn Lane is the president of the 100 Coaches Agency and codesigner of their proprietary curation process and relationship-first philosophy. She has been with the agency since its founding and is a critical pillar of the 100 Coaches Community. Jacquelyn comes to the world of executive coaching through her previous roles in the energy industry and lifelong commitment to improving the lives of all people by elevating the quality of leadership. This show is dedicated to Jacquelyn and Scott's journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.agency.100coaches.com | www.100coaches.com
Radical Presence with Dov Baron
Sep 13 2023
Radical Presence with Dov Baron
My guest today is Dov Baron. Dov is a preeminent expert in helping leaders create life-and-work meaning. His models and strategies of the Emotional Source Code and the Anatomy of Meaning are used by leaders in business and government worldwide.  Dov has been named a Top 30 Global Leadership Guru five times and an Inc. Magazine Top Leadership Speaker twice.   He is the creator and host of two popular podcasts, “Leadership & Loyalty”, and "Curiosity Bites,” which has featured hundreds of hours of interviews with top leaders, scientists, theologians, military intelligence officers, and artists.   He has written for or been interviewed by many media outlets, including CEO World, CNN, Elle Italia, Entrepreneur, FOX and today, Counsel Culture He is the author of several books, including "One Red Thread: How to Find the Purpose Already Woven Into Your Life,” and "Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent.” Both were bestsellers on Amazon.   As a speaker, Dov has presented to the United Nations, the Department of State, the World Management Forum, the Servant Leadership Institute, The World Management Forum in Iran, and the United States Air Force. Dov is also the co-founder of The Authentic Speaker Academy for Leadership — where he teaches leaders how to use ethical persuasion skills to impact and influence change makers.  This show is dedicated to Dov’s journey, this conversation is what we make it. This is Counsel Culture. Learn more at www.ericbrooker.com | www.dovbaron.com