July 23, 2024

Resilience Revisited: The Mindset (Episode # 486)

What is the mindset of resilience that creates success in life and business? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares seven mindset approaches starting with “Everything is for me” and “There is a way through the crisis,” even if I don’t yet see it. Watch to uncover all seven resilience mindset approaches and the reasons to embrace them all.

Contact Dr. Karen about how to leverage the resilience mindset approaches for your benefit: Dr.Karen@transleadership.com

July 16, 2024

Deke Copenhaver: Former Mayor of Augusta, Georgia on Leadership That Transcends Polarization (Episode # 485)

Deke Copenhaver served as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia from 2005 through 2014.  As mayor he helped recruit over $1 billion in investment in the local economy and created thousands of jobs by building on the strengths of Augusta’s diverse labor force and bringing in major employers such as Automatic Data Processing, T-Mobile, Starbucks, and Unisys. Among many other awards and honors, Deke has on seven occasions been recognized as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians”.

As Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, LLC, a niche consulting firm in Augusta, Georgia, Deke serves the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and local governments. He is the author of the Forbes Books Amazon #1 bestseller “The Changemaker: the Art of Building Better Leaders” and he hosts “The Changemaker” podcast.

As a Founding Partner of Starts With Us, a newly established national nonprofit, Deke inspires a movement to foster the daily habits of curiosity, compassion, and courage.

Today he speaks with Dr. Karen about how to use listening, curiosity, positive grass roots leadership, and Christian values to create powerful communities that transcend polarization, blind tribalism, and dehumanization.

Contact Deke at www.deke-copenhaver.com

July 9, 2024

Corporate Agility and Resilience: What Do You Need? (Episode # 484)

Agility is the ability to think, understand, and move quickly and easily in response to a challenge or change. Resilience, on the other hand, is the ability to bounce back or actually forward from a difficulty or setback.

Scan the business, industry, and world environment to identify relevant opportunities. This is the first of seven essential strategies Dr. Karen shares for executive business leaders to enhance agility and resilience in their companies.

Explore your executive agility and resilience with Dr. Karen: Dr.Karen@transleadership.com

July 2, 2024

Golden Handcuffs: The Downside and the Upside (Episode # 483)

We often associate handcuffs with unpleasant events such as incarceration or arrest, yet in the workplace, employers offer golden handcuffs that include many positive perks. What are these benefits and how do they facilitate employee retention and loyalty? How does the executive leader who receives the incentives and benefits from their employer make it a win-win for both parties and also avoid the potential traps? In this episode, Dr. Karen covers it all.

Contact Dr. Karen at Dr.Karen@transleadership.com to talk about your executive career options

June 25, 2024

Dr. Cedric Williams: How to Bring Values, Respect, and Collaboration to DEI Work (Episode # 482)

Dr. Cedric Williams is the founder and CEO of Legacy Consulting and Research Group. He and his group provide leader development models and services to help individuals, teams, and organizations to thrive. As a licensed clinical and consulting psychologist, Dr. Williams integrates psychology for the benefit of executives and leaders in Fortune 100 companies.

Dr. Williams’ research interests include multicultural humility and competence, occupational thriving, and leadership. His positive and fresh perspective on DEI work with first responders, including the police, mobilizes organizational strengths and mutual learning to co-create the best approaches forward.  He has also served on the executive board of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Consulting Psychology as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) chairperson.

In addition, for 22 years as an active duty and reserve United States Army soldier and officer, he served soldiers and their families. In his book “Brick by Brick: Becoming a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist,” Dr. Williams says, “We don’t just stumble upon careers and lives that fulfill us, we build them brick by brick.”

Contact Dr. Cedric Willliams at www.formationpublishing.com; www.legacycrg.com

June 18, 2024

Raccoons, Squirrels, and Magpies, Oh My! (Episode # 481)

Have you ever battled with local wildlife intruders in your home or neighborhood? Dr. Karen has faced these challenges in the past and is dealing with them now.

In this episode she shares her story and extracts eye-opening insights and analogies about traps and “free food.” Dr. Karen says, “free food isn’t really free since there is always a cost, even if hidden.” She also says we can choose to be free rather than trapped by “golden handcuffs,” undesirable personal relationships, or loss of citizen freedoms.

Check out this episode to discover the full story and more executive leadership insights.

Contact Dr. Karen at Dr.Karen@transleadership.com

June 11, 2024

Pastor Troy Gramling: How To Reach Your God Potential and Purpose (Episode # 480)

Pastor Troy Gramling has led South Florida based Potential Church for over two decades. Through his leadership the Church has experienced remarkable growth and blossomed into a vibrant congregation of over 20,000 members in the United States and Latin America. Pastor Troy has an unwavering commitment to his vision to partner with people to reach their God potential.

Before answering his pastoral calling, Pastor Troy honed his skills as a college basketball player and later as a coach, where he sharpened the values of teamwork, discipline, and dedication, that he now imparts to his congregation.

The author of the book, “Potential: The Uncontainable Power of God Within You,” Pastor Troy is known for his creative, innovative, and unconventional teaching methods that reach people from all backgrounds.

Today, in his conversation with Dr. Karen, Pastor Troy shares examples relevant for executive business leaders on how to move past fear to creativity, how to lead and live with authenticity and vulnerability to best develop others, and how to think at least three generations ahead to create lasting legacy.

Reach Pastor Troy at TroyGramling.com

June 4, 2024

Why Create Community at Work? (Episode # 479)

People are designed and created to be in community with other people. As social beings we suffer when in isolation, such as during the pandemic or if imprisoned in solitary confinement.

Did you know that your office or place of work is a prime place to create community?

What are the benefits of belonging to and creating community at work? As an executive leader, what can you prioritize and how will community-building benefit your company? In this episode, Dr. Karen shares insights to take people and workplaces to a higher level of engagement and productivity.

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May 28, 2024

Rick Gang, CEO and Co-Founder of Holistic HomeCare Associates: Reinvent Your Business and Industry (Episode # 478)

Rick Gang is the CEO and co-founder of Holistic HomeCare Associates based in Riverdale, New York. Fueled by the chaos of trying to hunt down top-notch caregivers in the jungle of traditional home care agencies, Holistic reinvented home care. They make hiring a breeze, the family the boss, and weave ethical and compassionate high quality into every fiber of the process.

As a seasoned home care expert with nearly four decades of experience in home care management, Rick speaks with Dr. Karen about his business growth and learning journey through change, innovation, agility, flexibility, and reinvention. He also shares how he uses technology and outside advisement to bring the best solutions to his clients and exponential growth and profitability to his company.

Listen today to hear how Rick ensures he and his team meet every client with white-glove service, deep understanding of the home care landscape, kindness, and a smile. Use these same executive leadership insights for accelerated success and profitability in your business.

Contact Rick Gang at HolisticHomeCareAssociates.com (646-240-4888)

May 21, 2024

The Care and Feeding of Orchids, Part 2 (Episode # 477)

The care and feeding of orchids is a delicate business. Too much or too little of a good substance can lead to an untimely demise. Dr. Karen shares six executive business insights from her experiences with orchid care. The first lesson is to seek outside consultation when you are not knowledgeable about a needed area of expertise. View this episode to see the unveiling of the other insights.

For relevant context see The Care and Feeding of Orchids, Part 1 (Episode # 442, 19 September 2023)

Contact Dr. Karen at: Dr.Karen@transleadership.com