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209: How To Coach Yourself And Others To Get Business Results – Interview with Elizabeth Dickinson

Elizabeth Dickinson -  Author and Coach

Elizabeth and Bill Ringle discuss how to coach yourself and others to get business results. 

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Active listening creates the space for managers and staff to work better.
  • Accountability has been used too often to shift blame rather than create positive business results and it is time that we reclaimed that tool and message in our businesses.
  • If you don't expect resistance to change, such as in a feedback 1:1, you are less likely to create that resistance in your interaction. Too often, we create what we are hoping to avoid by putting attention on an undesirable aspect of our communications.  

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Expert Bio 

Elizabeth Dickinson is a life coach, speaker/presenter, and writer who has coached/presented in over 40 for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Land O’Lakes and Performance Excellence Network.

She is the author of “The Concise Coaching Handbook: How To Coach Yourself and Others To Get Business Results.”

She earned her B.Ed. Honours degree from Cambridge University and her M.A. in Psychology from Lesley University. Her life coaching certification is from the Adler Graduate School. As a former board member of the Minnesota Chapter of the International Coach Federation, she initiated the Prism award recognizing organizational coaching excellence at Barr Engineering, Cargill, Pepsi and nonprofits including Better Futures Minnesota and Pregnancy Choices.

She lives in St. Paul with her husband  in a 1911 home with solar panels.

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Web address: www.pursueyourpath.com

Travels from: Saint Paul, MN

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208: The Flow State – Interview with Dashama

Dashama - Speaker, Author, and Yoga Teacher

Dashama and Bill Ringle discuss how she was able to create a global following by making well crafted videos to build a worldwide community. 

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • How Dashama’s humanitarian nature and difficult upbringing led her to create a worldwide community.
  • Dashama was one of the early YouTube channels and used good timing and content to build a wide viewership of over a million followers.
  • The benefits of using yoga to improve mind, body, and soul. 
  • How using video can be such a critical tool for your brand because of how it can add value to your client’s lives. 

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Dashama is an award winning international happiness expert, author, speaker, life and business strategist with a thriving global community of over 300,000 health conscious spiritual entrepreneurs, change makers and seekers on the path.

She has spoken at the United Nations, Sony Motion Picture Studios, University of Virginia, Warwick Business School in UK and collaborated with Harvard Medical Professor Dr Sat Bir Khalsa.

An international media favorite, she has been featured in such diverse places as the Wall Street Journal, Times of India, Vogue Arabia, Cosmopolitan Germany, Teen Vogue, Men's Journal, Oprah Winfrey Network, ABC news, and the Discovery Channel Seeker Stories. She has worked with and/or been sponsored by Fortune 500 brands such as Nike, GoPro, Cadillac and Banyan Tree Resorts. 

Dashama written 5 books and has starred in and produced 32 yoga, mediation and health related instructional DVDs, numerous online and offline training courses, certification programs.

Dashama travels the world spreading the message that anyone can transform their life and create the life of their dreams. In her free webinar she reveals her personal business success blueprint including how she built her international brands to over $2 million in revenues and she shows you how you can too.

Learn more about the Oneness Movement #Om4Oceans campaign to solve the United Nations Global Goals at om4oceans.org

For more about Dashama, visit her website.

Special course available for free for My Quest for the Best subscribers:  dashama.com/mba.

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Web address: www.dashama.com

Travels from: Hawaii

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207: Charming Cheaters – Interview with Nicole Kelly, M.D

Nicole Kelly M.D., Physician and Author

Nicole Kelly M.D. and Bill Ringle discuss how common and dangerous it is to work with sociopaths, and yet how seldom we think it could happen to one of us.

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Not everyone thinks like you do, to think otherwise is dangerous.
  • The differences between a psychopath, a sociopath, and a sexopath.
  • Just because someone is a jerk, it doesn’t mean that they’re a psychopath or a sociopath. Only a licensed medical professional can make that kind of diagnosis.
  • How recognition of certain dangerous characteristics can help in the hiring process, and why it’s so important to document questionable behaviors in new employees.
  • What the empathetic majority can do to better interact with those on the sociopathic spectrum. 

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Nicole Kelly, M.D. is a board-certified physician in Nashville, TN who was victimized by a sociopath – who also turned out to be a sociopathic sex addict or sexopath – who embezzled over $700,000 from her medical practice. Using her ability to explain complicated medical concepts, Dr. Kelly makes clear one of the most important truths of our time: Not everyone thinks like you do—and to assume otherwise is dangerous.

For more about Nicole Kelly M.D., visit her website.

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Web address: https://www.nicolekellymd.com/

Travels from: Nashville, TN

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206: Data Visualization Made Simple – Interview with Dr. Kristen Sosulski

Dr. Kristen Sosulski, Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business

Dr. Kristen Sosulski and Bill Ringle discuss data visualization: what it is and how small business leaders can use it. 

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • What is deep data and how it's created from the internal processes within an organization. 
  • Telling stories is a key application of data visualization. 
  • Data visualization transforms data into an interface where customers can interact with the facts in a useful way. 
  • Things to consider when presenting visual data, and why it's a bad idea to make your audience work too hard. 
  • How data visualization can be used to make arguments to persuade decision makers. 

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Dr. Kristen Sosulski is an Associate Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business where she teaches MBA students and executives data visualization, programming and business analytics. She is the Director of the Learning Science Lab for NYU Stern where she develops immersive online learning environments for business school education.

Kristen is the co-author of the Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-Based Guide (Routledge, 2011, second edition, Routledge, 2015) and The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning (Routledge, 2013). Her third book, Data Visualization Made Simple: Insights into Becoming Visual was just published.

As a leading expert on data visualization, Kristen regularly consults, delivers seminars, and leads workshops on data visualization techniques and best practices. You can find her speaking on the subject at events like Social Media Week NYC, plot.ly’s PlotCon conference, and Tableau’s events and to organizations like the National Association of Public Opinion and the National Economic Research Association.

For more about Dr. Kristen Sosulski visit her website.

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Web address: www.kristensosulski.com

Travels from: New York

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205: Workplace Poker – Featured Interview with Dan Rust

Dan Rust, Founder of Frontline Learning

Dan Rust and Bill Ringle discuss the game beneath the game – understanding the culture and maximizing your chances for success – known as workplace poker.

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • What is Workplace Poker and how people looking to advance their career can best use it. 
  • How to make sense of the human elements and the imperfections within the workplace. 
  • Why so much communication takes places beneath the surface, and what you can do to better interpret it. 
  • Putting your emotional connections with people aside enables you to be able to read them and communicate with them on a more objective level. 
  • The importance of likability and why it matters so much in business.

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Dan Rust is the founder of Frontline Learning, an international publisher of corporate training resources. His award-winning keynote speeches and workshops focus on employee engagement, productivity and career management. For more than 20 years Dan has been writing and speaking on a variety of career management topics. His blog at workplacepoker.com focuses on ideas, skills and practical strategies to help you accelerate your career trajectory. His corporate training clients have included GE, Apple, Starbucks, Saudi Aramco and Disney Interactive.

For more about Dan Rust visit his website.

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Web address: http://www.workplacepoker.com/

Travels from: Minneapolis

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204: Generating Business Referrals Without Asking – Interview with Stacey Brown Randall

Stacey Brown Randall, host of the Roadmap to Grow your Business podcast

Stacey Brown Randall and Bill Ringle discuss how to solve the paradox of generating business referrals without asking.

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  • Stacey solves the referral paradox that we are taught: you won't get referrals unless you ask and asking directly hardly ever works.
  • The best way to refer someone is actually via email for a very important reason
  • Referrals differ from introductions and leads in 2 critical ways

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Stacey Brown Randall a three-time entrepreneur, author of Generating Business Referrals…Without Asking, and host of the Roadmap to Grow your Business podcast. Through her programs, like Growth By Referrals and Sticky Client Experiences, she provides a roadmap to take control of your business growth.

Stacey’s quest to crack the code on how to generate referrals without asking began after her first business failed. When she started her second business – a business and productivity coaching practice – she knew keeping her pipeline full of new clients would be one of the biggest differentiators from her business failure. She honed-in on referrals as the main source of prospects for her second business but wasn’t satisfied with the conventional advice which is to receive referrals you must ask. Now she teaches others how to generate referrals without asking and unleash a referral explosion.

Stacey received her Master’s in Organizational Communication and is married with three kids, a 10-year-old son, 8-year-old daughter and she and her husband are raising their 11-year-old nephew.

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Web address:  staceybrownrandall.com

Travels from: Charlotte, NC

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Find the Flow State with Dashama

Today I want you to learn from Dashama, who has built a global following by making inspirational yoga-based videos which have been viewed by millions. Her unique upbringing, positive outlook, and dedication to bringing yoga to the masses through her well-produced videos is inspirational.

Video production is such an extraordinary tool for the building of a brand, and Dashama’s success in building her global community is such a strong example of this.

“It took a lot of courage to go the route that I went, to create communities”

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Dashama, who’s teaching us how, with a bit of courage and determination, we can follow the path of our dreams. 

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In this interview, Dashama also teaches us about the sources of happiness, explaining that it’s not something which develops from external inputs but from within.

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You can keep up with Dashama and her work by following her on Twitter or checking out her website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!

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Recognizing Dangerous Character Traits with Nicole Kelly, M.D.

Today I want you to learn from Nicole Kelly M.D., whose story of warning and of refusal to accept being a victim despite being bullied and swindled out of more than $800K by an employee can guide us all. It exposes the dangers of people who think differently than we do, and how we, as the empathetic majority, can interact with these people to protect ourselves and better our world.

In this episode, Nicole teaches us the differences between psychopaths, sociopaths, and sexopaths and gives examples of some of the red flags so we can begin to recognize these patterns with people we have both business and personal relationships with.

“I’m hoping for the empathetic majority to understand there are people unlike us, all around us, and how we interact with them has to be different in order to change our world.”

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Nicole Kelly, M.D., who’s teaching us how to recognize the charming cheaters in our lives.

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In this interview, Nicole not only grants insight into certain dangerous characteristics in those around us but also shines a light on what the empathetic majority can do to avoid being taken advantage of.

Click here to listen to this interview on iTunes.

You can keep up with Nicole Kelly, M.D. and her work by following her on Twitter or checking out her website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!

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Make Data Visualization Simple with Dr. Kristen Sosulski

Today I want you to learn from Dr. Kristen Sosulski, who’s helping us to understand how to use data visualization. In fact, the process is easy once you understand how to use it, even if you’re not accustomed to doing things visually.

Data visualization transforms data into an interface where customers can interact with the facts in a useful way, helping brands tell their stories quickly and effectively to their chosen audience.

“We want to think about what the key message is. We want to think about where we are within the industry range and where we’re exceeding it.”

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Dr. Kristen Sosulski, who’s showing us how to make data visualization simple. 

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In this interview, Kristen not only explains how to use data visualization more efficiently, but she also describes the process of persuasion and how data visualization can be better used in discussions with decision makers.

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You can keep up with Dr. Kristen Sosulski and her work with NYU’s Stern School of Business by following her on Twitter or checking out her website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!

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Generate Referrals without Asking with Stacey Brown Randall

Today I want you to learn from Stacey Brown Randall, who’s teaching us that the best kinds of referrals are the ones you get without asking.

But wait, don’t you have to ask people for referrals? Traditional wisdom implies that people aren’t going to give you referrals unless you ask, right?

As it turns out, Stacey explains, the best kinds of referrals are the ones you get without having to ask. You do have to earn them, but there is a better way to go about it that is more beneficial, and far less awkward.

“When you go asking for someone to give you a referral, they actually can’t, because that’s not how a referral happens. They can give you a lead, and they may or may not enjoy giving you that lead – and most of us don’t, we find it awkward”.

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Stacey Brown Randall, who’s showing us how to generate referrals without asking.

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In this interview, Stacey not only discusses how we can generate better referrals but also about when and when not to trust traditional business advice. Sometimes, it’s better to go against the grain.

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You can keep up with Stacey Brown Randall and her work with the Roadmap to Grow your Business Podcast by following her on Twitter or checking out her website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!

203: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Interview with Dan Pink

Dan Pink, Bestselling Author

Dan Pink and Bill Ringle discuss how entrepreneurs can organize their days to be the most productive and efficient. When it comes to success, the important question to ask is when. 

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Top Take-Aways from this Interview

  • Why writing a book proposal can help you decide whether or not you want to write the book that you thought you were going to write.
  • The best time to do something depends on what it is you’re doing. For example, going to the doctor’s office in the afternoon is more dangerous than going during the morning.
  • How beginnings, midpoints, and endings affect us, and how to recognize temporal landmarks to use them for our benefit.
  • How to recognize the Larks, Owls. and Middles when coming up with time-based directives for your team.
  • Breaks make us better, certain kinds of breaks make us so much better. 

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Daniel H. Pink is the author of six books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which has spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and their three children.

For more about Dan Pink, visit his website.

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Travels from: Washington, DC

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Unleash Your Superpower with Jeff Tippett

Today I want you to learn from Jeff Tippett, who’s convinced that the secret to unleashing our inner superpower to become more influential in our personal and business lives is to become more persuasive.

Which begs the question: how do you become more persuasive?

Lucky for us, Jeff’s cooking up some insights about just that. As it turns out, being persuasive comes down to a couple of important things: asking more questions and helping people get what they want out of life.

“Persuasion is the same, we are causing people to do something, but we’re doing it through reasoning or through argument.” 

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Jeff Tippett, who’s teaching us how to unless our superpower. 

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In this interview, Jeff not only discusses how we can become more persuasive but also teaches us about how to grab people’s attention and be more influential on social media.

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You can keep up with Jeff Tippett and his work by following him on Twitter or checking out his website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!

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Learn Fabulous F-Words with Fabi Preslar

Today I want you to learn from Fabi Preslar, who has come up with some pretty fabulous F-words. And no, they’re not the kind of words that will make you blush, but the kinds that are useful for business ownership. 

Specifically, Fabi describes the F-words that are germane to guiding, enlightening, and enriching the business owner’s journey. She also jokes that she herself “came into this world as an ‘F-word.'”

“Sometimes you think you have a great message and sometimes you think you have a good audience to speak to, but you’re not really clear on what they want from you.”

On this episode of My Quest for the Best we’re sharing this interview with Fabi, who’s teaching us some Fabulous F-words of business ownership. 

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In this interview, Fabi not only teaches us new language for understanding business ownership but also talks about why books are platforms, not money maker, and what authors can do to become a SPARK publications author. 

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You can keep up with Fabi Preslar and her work with SPARK publications by following her on Twitter or checking out her website. 

Bill Ringle, Host and executive producer of My Quest for the Best, a top 50 business podcast on iTunes.

My Quest for the Best (https://www.myQuestForTheBest.com) is the podcast where ambitious small business leaders discover strategies and tactics to unlock their growth potential. Check out the nearly 200 thought-provoking and business enriching interviews now available, and subscribe so that you get notified when new ones are posted. You can also recommend exciting business and thought leaders to be guests on the show!