27.0 Why It Works: Amy Blaschka on Connection
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Have you ever wondered why it is easier to connect with some people than others? Have you ever been surprised when you felt a deep connection with someone so totally different than you? Do you sometimes have trouble connecting to the potential within yourself?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Forbes Contributor and social media ghost writer Amy Blaschka reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Curiosity works. We explore the role our own attitudes play in our ability to connect, the different ways people connect, and the crucial role of empathy.

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Amy Blaschka

Amy Blaschka has made a career offering “stories as a service.” From her degree in film to her two and a half decades spent branding products, places, and people, to founding her writing practice, Amy has always understood the power of weaving an engaging tale. She is a collaborative writer, working with partners to bring to life compelling narratives. Amy also helps leaders craft their stories to communicate and connect better through ghostwritten social media posts and books. As a longtime leadership contributor for Forbes, Amy covers personal transformation and its impact on career growth. The mindfulness book she co-authored, I Am: Escape Distractions, Unlock Your Imagination & Unleash Your Potential, helps others understand the power of the stories they tell themselves. And with her latest creative project, she’ll finally share the story brewing in her head and gain a new moniker: novelist.

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Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
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Online course promo features the song “Corporate Business" by scottholmesmusic.com.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

26.0 Why It Works: Maryann Kerr on Workplace Culture
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Have you ever wondered what really motivates people? Do your ever sense a disconnect between the values an organizational preaches and what they actually practice? In this rapidly changing marketplace, what constitutes a good employer, anyway?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," Maryann Kerr, CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group, reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Workplace Culture works. We explore the complicated relationship between loyalty and values, how performance reviews can impact employee motivation, and what distinguishes the companies that are able to successfully create cultural change.

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Maryann Kerr is Chief Happiness Officer/CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group, a boutique organizational development and philanthropic firm she founded in 2016 with the mission to create well led, kinder, collaborative, inclusive workplaces. She is a true believer that the health and well-being of our workplace is directly correlated with the health and well-being of our employees.

With over 30 years in the philanthropic sector, Maryann has served multi-faceted local, provincial and national organizations in executive leadership as well as senior philanthropic positions. She currently sits as Past-Chair of the Board of Directors, Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto and as a Member on the Board of Directors for Next Gen Men.

Over the course of her career, Maryann has worked with outstanding teams of volunteers and staff to raise over $100 million for the social profit sector.

About the Medalist Group:

The Medalist Group is a boutique organizational development and philanthropic firm founded in 2016 by Maryann Kerr, a Chief Happiness Officer with a goal to co-create well-led, collaborative, inclusive workplaces where productivity/mission delivery and employee engagement is high, and turnover is low. The Medalist Group believes social change won’t happen unless sustainable movements and organizations exist to encourage and develop a healthier workplace for a healthier you.

Website - www.themedalistgroup.ca

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Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Book promo features the song “Corporate Business" by scottholmesmusic.com.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

25.0 Why It Works: Kimberly Davis on Brave Leadership
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Have you ever felt you were stuck in a rut and not making progress? Do your ever find yourself being stopped by a lot of self-imposed barriers? Do you wonder how things might be different if your parents, teachers or friends had believed in you more?

In today's episode of "Why It Works," author, trainer and keynote speaker Kimberly Davis reveals some of the hidden mechanisms behind why Brave Leadership works. We explore the role of fear in pursuing your goals, the power of discovering your Super Objective, and how to overcome barriers to living the life you are meant to lead.

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Kimberly Davis

An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership” which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX.

Additionally, Kimberly teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Cox School of Business’s Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative. She is also privileged to teach for the Bush Institute’s WE Lead Program (empowering female leaders from the Middle East).

Kimberly is a TEDx speaker and her award-winning book, Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need, which has been named as the number one book to read in Inc. Magazine’s “The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018,” with a cover-endorsement by best-selling author Daniel Pink, is available at all on-line and brick-and-mortar bookstores everywhere.

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CLIPS

MUSIC

Opening features the song "Morning" by Cambo Smith, available under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial License.

Sponsor promo features the song “Corporate Business" by scottholmesmusic.com.

Recommendation segment features the song "Delta" by Moonove, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 International License

Closing features the song "Siesta" by Jahzzar under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.