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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Oct 26, 2016

adventure, cubicle, experiences

 

Episode Title: Ditching the Cubicle for Adventure in the Great Outdoors - Jody Maberry

 

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/ditching-cubicle-adventures-great-outdoors-jody-maberry

 

Curiosity is a trait that many children possess naturally, but as we grow up and become self-conscious or even insecure, our sense of curiosity can be diminished. Being curious is a healthy way to become a life-long learner. Curiosity has led today’s guest from cubicle captivity as a financial analyst to becoming a park ranger! His curiosity kicked in to get him into the podcasting world, and today he works on several different shows. He’s here today to talk about his super power!

My guest today is Jody Maberry, who co-hosts the Creating Disney Magic podcast with Lee Cockerell. He also hosts the Park Leaders Show, where he talks about his “outside perspective.” Jody’s journey has led him from financial manager to park ranger to podcaster/business and marketing consultant. From his wide experiences, Jody has great wisdom and inspiration to make your life better and to spur you to take the next trail on your journey. Join us!

 

Jody’s Bio: Jody Maberry is a former Park Ranger who uses a ranger's knack for storytelling and interpretation to help businesses and personal brands find their voice and tell a powerful story. Jody is the host of several podcasts including The Park Leaders Show, Creating Disney Magic, and the cleverly named Jody Maberry Show.

 
 
 
 

You’ll discover:

 
  • Jody’s superpower: CURIOSITY
  • The benefits to being more curious
  • How curiosity has shown up for Jody over the years
  • Why being a park ranger was the perfect job for Jody for several years
  • Jody’s partnership with Lee Cockerell and Creating Disney Magic
  • How curiosity can help you find out what’s possible
  • Daily routines that encourage curiosity
  • Why you should ask a lot of questions!
  • How to train your brain to be more curious:
    • Find an opportunity you’re curious about and read about it
    • Learn more and you will have more questions
    • Find someone to talk to about that topic
    • Keep a notebook of ideas and write them down as questions
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Jodymaberry.com

 

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Additional Resources:

The Jody Maberry Show

 

Creating Disney Magic Podcast

Park Leaders Show

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney

 

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Oct 19, 2016

fear, failure, afraid, scared

 

Episode Overcoming Fear: Going from Yikes to Yes! - Jessica Pettit

 

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/overcoming-fear-yikes-yes-jessica-pettit



Have you ever felt like you just weren’t good enough, or maybe you’ve had a paralyzing fear that has gripped you and just won’t let go. We all have it. Even the most successful entrepreneurs in every niche experience this type of fear. It’s a normal human emotion. There is good news though, you can learn to work with it to achieve everything you are afraid of!

 

It was a hoot talking to Jessica Pettit on today’s show.  Her company is called “Good Enough Now”. Jessica’s specialty is taking you from “Yikes!” to “Yes!”. Jessica is based in Eureka, CA and she has a unique ability to hone in on difficult tasks to help you get them done! Jessica believes that you can overcome any fear that you have if you notice your behavior patterns so that you can identify where that fear is actually coming from. Then you can choose to act to get to the “Yes!”



Jessica’s Bio: Humor is a great equalizer and is often the quickest way to diffuse conflict and move toward real connection. With a background in stand up comedy, Jessica Pettitt, frames even difficult subjects in an engaging and welcoming way. As a professional speaker, her expertise earned her the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. A designation held by fewer than 800 people world-wide.

 

As a facilitator, she provides the framework for open, welcoming, and productive conversation. Whether she provides a motivational keynote, an in-depth workshop, facilitates group interaction, or frames an entire conference as emcee, Jessica brings humor, a high level understanding of adult learning, and an ability to engage participants and encourage them to engage with each other. Participants walk away focused and confident in their role to make change now.




You’ll discover:

 

  • Find out Jessica’s superpower
  • Learn how Jessica connects with difficult things
  • Did you know we develop habits to make us feel successful when we aren’t really able to accomplish difficult tasks? Jessica explains.
  • Change is one of the most difficult tasks we undertake
  • Why we judge people that are good at things that are difficult for us
  • Jessica is fearful but she doesn’t let it stop her
  • The same fear can cause you to act in one situation and not act in another
  • Why you must act, even when you don’t know the end or the outcome
  • Why Jessica gives herself one month to accomplish her “Yikes!”
  • The slide down the fire pole and what it really means
  • Hear Jessica’s amazing story about the transformation with a consulting client
  • Knowing your “go to” move when fear strikes can be critical for overcoming fear
  • Matching your weakness with an innate strength is essential
  • Learn why it’s helpful to view everything you do as a “draft” that you can change, correct and improve






Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.goodenoughnow.com

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Additional Resources:

Learn How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Jessica's Yikes: Sliding Down a Fire Pole

 

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Oct 12, 2016

leadership, role model, example, relationships

 

Episode 067 Being a Role Model at Work with Lee Cockerell

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/being-role-model-work-lee-cockerell



It seems like being a boss in the workplace would be an easy job. You just tell everyone else what to do, they do all the work and you call it a day. Well, that’s not exactly how it works. The entire workplace can be toxic when you have a big, bad boss. Employee turnover is higher, stress is rampant and this causes employees to miss more days of work. To top it all off, those who do show up to work are terrified and suffer through an excruciating work experience. It doesn’t have to be that way, and today’s guest is going to show us how to change it.

 

Lee Cockrell was the Executive VP of DisneyWorld Paris. He began his career by being the big, bad, boss! He used to scare and intimidate his employees and even shares a life changing moment. Lee is an expert in Time Management and he teaches it each and every week. But today, we aren’t focusing on time management and productivity, but we are turning to the soft skills.

 

Today Lee is here to share his transformation story. His focus now is to help us build great relationships at work. One of the keys to building great work relationships is understanding that you really can’t control people. Great leaders at work can improve work performance and cultivate the next generation of great leadership in the workplace. People want to come to work and learn and grow, and when you feed that part of people, the keep coming back for more.

 

Lee’s Bio: Former Executive Vice President, Operation for Disney World for ten years. Before Disney, Lee held executive positions with Hilton Hotels for 8 year and Marriott for 17 years. Lee now gives seminars and keynote speeches around the world on Leadership, Management and Customer Service.




You’ll discover:

 

  • Why being a big, bad boss didn’t serve his employees well
  • The effects of being a good role model
  • The turning point that happened about halfway through his career
  • How he took ownership of his bad behavior and began to work on himself
  • Why humiliation and intimidation didn’t work in the workplace
  • What humiliation and intimidation reveal about the person exhibiting those behaviors
  • How to create a culture where everyone matters and they know they matter
  • Why people want to do business with you when they have a good relationship with you
  • People, including employees, want to be valued and acknowledged
  • Be careful what you say and do because people are always watching
  • Why Lee’s children told him, “Dad, everything was fine until you got here.”
  • The one work trip that Lee makes his grandchildren take with him each year
  • How Lee makes himself available to the next generation each day. He’s accessible!
  • Spend your time where you can make a difference. If you can’t make a difference, don’t spend your time on it.
  • Why you should do the hard things
  • Why Lee jokingly says his Mother was a terrorist!
  • Find out Lee’s superpower!




Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.LeeCockerell.com

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Additional Resources:

Lee's 15 Minutes Edutainment Videos

Take some management courses

Lee's "Creating Disney Magic" Podcast

Oct 5, 2016

Mindset, Positivity, Negatives, Thinking

 

Episode 066 Moving From SHOULD to WANT to CAN with Jean Moroney

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/moving-should-want-can-jean-moroney


It’s so easy to get caught up in negativity sometimes. It seems like we are bombarded with it on social media, television, in our workplaces and sometimes in our own relationships. You may not have realized it, but some of the negatives in your life can actually do you some good. No, I’m not saying you should wish for negatives in your life, but if you have them, you may actually be able to use them for good!

 

My guest today is Jean Moroney, a speaker and the President of Thinking Directions. She teaches professionals how to use targeted thinking to solve problems and achieve their goals. Jean offers many courses and resources on her website. Today we’re talking about moving from SHOULD to WANT to CAN and how negatives are really positives in disguise. Come and learn how to improve YOUR thinking!


Bio: Jean Moroney works with entrepreneurial people, in and out of corporations, to help them achieve ambitious goals. They learn to think on their feet, get their point across, and take action. Ms. Moroney has an MS in Psychology (CMU, 1994), a BS & MS in Electrical Engineering (MIT, 1985 & 1986), and graduate training in Philosophy from the Ayn Rand Institute. She speaks to audiences all over North America and online in her Thinking Lab program.


You’ll discover:

 

  • Jean’s superpower: aligning SHOULD and WANT and CAN
  • This principle is the deep solution to many motivational problems
  • Why SHOULD, WANT, and CAN must be aligned
  • SHOULD—the mind, what you think logically that you should do
  • WANT—the emotion, things you desire to do
  • CAN—the facts, what makes sense in reality
  • Why these elements get misaligned
  • How positives and negatives DOOM you
  • How to turn negatives into all positives!
  • Jean’s goals: to discover ideas, teach, and have a successful business
  • Find out what your motivators are
  • How to ask the right questions
  • Action steps to take
  • Make a pro and con list about decisions
  • Narrowing down your top priorities
  • Jean’s daily routines, including a mantra and journaling
  • How to make an AND list


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

ThinkingDirections.com

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Additional Resources:

Jean's Video Manifesto

The AND list is explained here

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