Episode 206: Building Culture in the Workplace with Dee Ann Turner

Episode 206: Building Culture in the Workplace with Dee Ann Turner

Did you know that you can contribute to the culture of your workplace even if you are not in a leadership position?  The culture of where you work can have such a huge influence on your enjoyment of what you do for a living, your productivity level and can even trickle into the other parts of your life.  

In this episode, we are joined by Dee Ann Turner to help us understand what makes a a company culture, how we can help shape it, what to do if you find yourself in a toxic work environment and so much more.  Make sure you listen to the end for the advice for women who are wanting to advance in  their career.  It’s priceless!

About Our Guest

Dee Ann Turner is leading the modern conversation about talent in business. The in-demand speaker, author, executive coach, and consultant was the first female officer at Chick-fil-A, for whom she served as Vice President of Talent and later, Vice President of Sustainability. There, Dee Ann helped shape Chick-fil-A’s historically remarkable culture for more than 30 years. In her bestselling first book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture, Dee Ann took readers behind the scenes of Chick-fil-A for explanations and action steps any business could adopt. Out September 3, 2019, her anticipated follow-up BET ON TALENT: HOW TO CREATE A REMARKABLE CULTURE THAT WINS THE HEARTS OF CUSTOMERS dissects the strategies of numerous industry-leading organizations alongside explanations of Dee Ann’s original approaches to the most crucial decisions in business. Today, she leads her own organization, Dee Ann Turner, LLC, writing books, speaking to over 50 audiences per year and consulting and coaching leaders globally. Dee Ann lives with her husband just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

  • What is culture all about? It’s the soul of the organization.
    1. Meaningful purpose of the organization.  Why do we exsist?
    2. Challenging mission.  What is the big goal?
    3. Demonstrated core values
  • When you are looking into working for a company….
    • Ensure there is personal alignment with their culture
    • Do your research
  • If you are already with a company….
    • Filter your work through the demonstrated values.  Ask yourself these questions:
      • Am I a faithful steward of the values?
      • Am I a positive influence on those around me to demonstrate  the values?
  • If you are in a toxic work environment…
    • Be cautious of this because it’s easy to become a part of it.
    • It might sound harsh, but the first thing is that you got to leave it if you can’t influence it.  It will impact the other areas of your life.
    • Seperate out your area of work to make it the best it can be.  Take personal responsibility.  Create your own purpose, mission, and values.
  • Blind spots for leaders
    • Failing to follow this process:
      • Formula for success:
        • Think about the end game.  How do you best serve the customer?
        • Create a remarkable culture
        • Build extrodary talent
        • Teach the principals 
    • Failing to change the mission
  • Looking for extraordinary talent
    • Character that matches the organization
    • Compentency that matches the role.  Think ahead to the future roles.  Build your leadership bench.
    • Chemestry, how will they fit in with the team they are joining.
  • Develop and sustain the talent that you have

3 Tips to help you advance in your career

Having wisdom from someone that has had a successful career is invaluable.  So I had to ask Dee Ann what advice she would have for our ambitious women listening.  

  1. We all need someone in our corner.  A mentor, a sponsor, or a champion.
  2. Listen.  Seek first to understand then be understood.
  3. There are going to be obstacles.  Take on the mindset of “I’m going to find a way forward”.

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Episode 205: Protecting Your Marriage Part Two with Kimberly Walton

Episode 205: Protecting Your Marriage Part Two with Kimberly Walton

Last week we started this two-part series featuring marriage expert Kimberly Walton from Cherished wives but talking about the outer defenses that we can use to protect our marriage.  In this episode, we go toward the inner defenses.  These action items will surely help you align your choices, and actions toward proactively building a stronger marriage.

About Our Guest

Kimberly Walton is a marriage mentor, speaker, writer, and women’s retreat leader who specializes in working with Christian women to create and nurture wildly successful marriages.

She is the founder of Cherished Wives International, a coaching practice dedicated to strengthening marriages and increasing intimacy and connection through her unique INLOVE approach. The INLOVE program addresses the 6 principles that are part of successful marriage by focusing on the whole person and taking a wholehearted approach.

Kimberly comes from a place of personal experience and draws on her formal and informal education to mentor on the “how-to’s” for developing greater intimacy, increasing passion, embracing vulnerability, and strengthening relationships.

Kimberly believes in a solution focused approach to strong marriages and blends in humor, tenderness, scripture and even a touch of call-you-on-your-stuff when working with her clients whether it be in a one to one setting or a large group.

Kimberly is married to the love of her life and lives in California.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

In this episode, Kimberly gives us the visual of protecting our marriage with the castle approach.  Think about all the protection that a castle has.  In the final segment of this series, we are focused on the inner personal defenses and the ways you can be proactive about protecting your marriage.

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Episode 204: Protecting Your Marriage with Kimberly Walton Part One

Episode 204: Protecting Your Marriage with Kimberly Walton Part One

It’s back to school time which easily translates into back to busy time. When our focus shifts towards the kids, 4th quarter at work, and new routines, we can lose sight of our marriage. Since this podcast is all about helping keep you in balance, I thought it would be best to bring back our go to marriage expert, Kimberly Walton from Cherished Wives.com. This is a two-part series teaching us the ways that we can be proactive and protect our marriage. Today, you’ll be getting part one and I know it will bless you! This interview was originally aired two years ago, but even if you listened then, you’ll get value out of it now. I know we did!

About Our Guest

Kimberly Walton is a marriage mentor, speaker, writer, and women’s retreat leader who specializes in working with Christian women to create and nurture wildly successful marriages.

She is the founder of Cherished Wives International, a coaching practice dedicated to strengthening marriages and increasing intimacy and connection through her unique INLOVE approach. The INLOVE program addresses the 6 principles that are part of successful marriage by focusing on the whole person and taking a wholehearted approach.

Kimberly comes from a place of personal experience and draws on her formal and informal education to mentor on the “how-to’s” for developing greater intimacy, increasing passion, embracing vulnerability, and strengthening relationships.

Kimberly believes in a solution focused approach to strong marriages and blends in humor, tenderness, scripture and even a touch of call-you-on-your-stuff when working with her clients whether it be in a one to one setting or a large group.

Kimberly is married to the love of her life and lives in California.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

In this episode, Kimberly gives us the visual of protecting our marriage with the castle approach.  Think about all the protection that a castle has.  In part one of this two part series, we are focused on the outer defenses and the ways you can be proactive about protecting your marriage.

Join Life Balance Membership

Ready to create balance in your life?  Life Balance membership contains the courses to help you build the systems of balance for working Christian moms.  Plus, you’ll have access to our Bible study, Setting Goals in God’s Will, planning tools to help you apply everything that you are learning, podcast bonus material, monthly group coaching, community support and more!  Start your free 7-day trial and get access to everything through the Your Life Rocks app or from your computer.

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Episode 203: How to Create an Academic Plan with Meagan Sousa

Episode 203: How to Create an Academic Plan with Meagan Sousa

What’s your academic plan with your kiddos?  With it being back to school time, let’s focus in on how you can partner with your kids to set them up for their school year and for life.  We are joined by guest expert and Principal Tutor at Park River Tutoring as she guides us through how to set up an academic coaching plan to teach your kids key life skills and excel with their school year.

About Our Guest

In January of 2010, with 15 years of one-on-one tutoring experience and 10 years working with middle and high school students in out-of-school education, Meagan Sousa launched Parker River Tutoring. She has worked with students from all over the North Shore of Massachusetts to help those students succeed. Areas of expertise include Academic Coaching, Mathematics, Study Skills, SAT/ACT, SAT Subject Tests, High School Entrance Exams, MCAS, and MTEL.

Action Items and Tips From the Show

Academic Coaching:

This involves setting up for the school year ahead by finding the right tools for a student, gathering resources and setting up routines. That initial momentum of back to school tends to get kids in the right mode for wanting to achieve; the tools I give them helps keep them in that mode when the newness of the year wears off.

Coaching is also an approach that requires students to check in and reassess on a regular basis where they are at with their understanding, grades, balance and school supplies.

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Episode 202: How to Become a Scream Free Mom

Episode 202: How to Become a Scream Free Mom

Back to school means back to routines with our kids.  I don’t know about you, but getting ready for school, or during homework time, my voice gets louder.  It can bring out the worst in me as a mom! But there is hope for us through these tips from our guest today.

About Our Guest

Michele is the founder of  You Were Made to BLOOM, a ministry created to help moms feel encouraged, find a community that cares, and offer hope for a deeper connection to their family.  She spent 21 years ministering to preschool families and 8 years speaking to groups on the power of pause through the principles found in the book ScreamFree Parenting, She’s been married to her husband for 26 years and has three children ages 23, 20, and 15 and resides right out side of Atlanta, GA. After graduating from Eastern Kentucky University, she moved to Atlanta and met Dave. It was during those years as a fire wife and Preschool Ministry Director that she developed a passion to encourage moms in all seasons of life. She also currently works as a Social Media Marketing Strategist for The Magnolia Marketing Group. 

Action Items and Tips From the Show

How to Become a Scream Free Mom

  1. Put your own oxygen mask first.  Remember, not taking care of yourself causes overwhelm.  Take a look at your morning routine-See the face of God before you see anyone else.
  2. Pause more-React less.  When we pause, we can find God.  This will look different for everyone.
  3. Parenting side by side not toe to toe.  Think about walking through life with them.  Remember, we are responsible to our kids but not for our kids.
  4. Screen Free Parenting.  Be the example for your kids to be fully present. Get intentional about your rules and do your research.

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Episode 201: Creating Structure for a Balance Life

Episode 201: Creating Structure for a Balance Life

The promise of a new season can be so sweet but it can be even more rewarding if you enter it with intention.  In this episode, we are talking about how to create a structure for balance in your life and how to reset your systems for a successful season ahead.  Stay tuned to the end for three tips to help you get there!

Action Items and Tips From the Show

Transitioning to a new structure in your life isn’t easy.  Follow these steps to help you get there:

  1. Schedule a reset weekend to reset your environment (see link below to an episode all about this)
  2. Take inventory of your areas of life and where you are in each one.  Thinking of what is successful and what isn’t working.
  3. Review and reset your goals.  Need help creating these goals and setting a structure to achieve them?  That’s what Life Balance Membership is here for!  We would love to have you join us!

How to seek God in the transition to a new season and new structure:

  1. Make time to seek after him.  
  2. Give the transition, time, goals, and each area of your life over to him.
  3. Ask what he has for you in the next season.

Join Life Balance Membership

Ready to create balance in your life?  Life Balance membership contains the courses to help you build the systems of balance for working Christian moms.  Plus, you’ll have access to our Bible study, Setting Goals in God’s Will, planning tools to help you apply everything that you are learning, podcast bonus material, monthly group coaching, community support and more!  Start your free 7-day trial and get access to everything through the Your Life Rocks app or from your computer.

Join us the week of August 19th inside the Life Balance Membership as we go through the 7-day course, Clear the Chaos, all together!  In this course, you will get the tools to create a structure to your week to allow for balance to flourish, plus build the important supports needed for the journey to balanced living!  Join us by upgrading inside the app or going to LifeBalanceMembership.com

Plus, you’ll get the back to school guide to setting a strong foundation for your kids right when you join!

Have you subscribed to the show yet?  Don't miss a single upcoming episode because when you subscribe, you will automatically get it the show in your app.  If you don't have a podcast app, not to worry.  You can download the Your Life Rocks app and get the shows right in the palm of your hand.  Otherwise, click here to subscribe on iTunes or here for Android.

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Resources Mentioned in the Show:

If you havn’t seen this video on life rocks, here it is: https://youtu.be/zV3gMTOEWt8

Doing a reset weekend?  Check out this past episode

 

 

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