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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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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 27, 2017

On this episode, our guest is Michelle Gielan. After a successful career as a national CBS news anchor, Michelle decided to head back to school to receive her Master of Applied Positive Psychology. Michelle was tired of telling people negative news stories.  So,during the height of the recession she focused her interviews on what people can do to foster greater levels of happiness within uncertainty.   

 

Michelle Gielan is a Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and the Bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness and works with GoodThink.  She works with companies to help realize that small changes and consistency can greatly improve workplace happiness.  She knows through her research that a happier workplace equates to a successful workplace.

 

More info about GoodThink: GoodThink was created from a curiosity of how happiness and success were linked in the workplace. Michelle and Co-Founder Shawn Achor have worked with many Fortune 500 companies and Universities like Intel and Microsoft, Stanford  and Yale University. Michelle and Shawn are featured professors on Oprah Winfrey’s Happiness course.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • What the links are between happiness and success.
  • Why there are benefits to cultivating a more positive mindset in your business.
  • The importance of moving your team through uncertainty.
  • Why it is all about the words you use with your team and self.
  • How to retrain your brain at any age to create happiness and less stress.  

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Visit MichelleGielan.com

Visit GoodThinkInc.com

Check out the Happiness E-Course

Follow Michelle Gielan on Facebook

Follow Michelle Gielan on Twitter

Connect with Michelle Gielan on LinkedIn

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Dec 20, 2017

Today’s guest is Lea Haben Woodford; building an empire and treating her employees like her own children. By no mean is Lea coddling her employees, but she wants the best for them to grow and go off successfully on their own accord. Lea creates job and internship opportunities for students graduating from the ASU’s Walter Cronkite School.

 

Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SmartFem Media Group aimed at educating, empowering and helping women in their careers. Lea is not only helping women, but millennials more specifically and giving them the tools for accountability and understanding boundaries within the workplace.

 

More info about SmartFem Media Group: SmartFem Media Group can be found on various online outlets, there is a digital magazine and Lea can be seen on her show on the C-Suite Network, SmartFem TV. Lea has a passion as a connector and in her pre- SmartFem work she was a dating coach.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • Why younger employees need to learn boundaries.
  • The benefits of being a “fairy Godmother” to employees.
  • The importance of failure.
  • What it means to let go when it is necessary.
  • How flexibility in your business can help you grow.


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Visit SmartFem Media Group

Download Lea’s Book Lead. Share. Empower.

Check out the SmartFem Digital Magazine

Connect with Lea Woodford on Facebook

Connect with Lea Woodford on LinkedIn

Follow Lea Woodford on Twitter
Follow SmartFem Media on Twitter

Watch one of Lea’s SmartFem TV episodes on C-Suite

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Dec 13, 2017

Bernie Swain shares one of the biggest factors in starting and maintaining his business; having empathy for his clients. Trust grew his business to represent the biggest names in politics and the entertainment world.  Presidents, Prime Ministers, Authors, Big Thinkers and TV and Acting celebrities.  

 

Bernie Swain is the Founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau and author of What Made Me Who I Am. The original idea was encouraged after Alex Haley told Bernie to think of our lives as being libraries and how sometimes they are overflowing with volumes and experiences and they need to be shared. In his book he shares the experiences of different celebrities and cultural icons and how they overcame what was holding them back and had trust in the process and were able to become successful.

 

More info about the Washington Speakers Bureau: Founded in 1980 by Bernie, his wife Paula Swain and Harry Rhoads Jr. created a bureau that changed how the lecture industry operated. They set new standards and upon making his first deal with a client Bernie never used a signed contract.  All deals were based on trust. Since 1980 Washington Speakers Bureau has represented three presidents and has been a part of over 50,000 events.

 

You’ll discover:

 

  • The importance of trust between yourself and your client.
  • Why you need to find people that are good examples in your life.
  • How empathy can open your business up to greater success.
  • That there is a pathway for all of us to find.
  • What makes passion more important than talent.


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Visit BernieSwain.com

Visit the Washington Speakers Bureau

Check out Bernie Swain’s book What Made Me Who I am

Follow Bernie Swain on Facebook

Connect with Bernie Swain on LinkedIn
Follow Bernie Swain on Twitter

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Dec 6, 2017

Today we welcome Robert Glazer of Acceleration Partners, an award-winning affiliate marketing agency.  They focus on delivering brand-aligned, customer acquisition programs for the world’s largest brands. Robert started emailing his team members with a leadership theme, quote, tip or article weekly aimed at personal growth. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback he shared this concept with other leaders and he now sends Friday Forwards to approximately 17,000 people.

 

Robert Glazer is the Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Some of the brands Acceleration Partners have worked with are Target, Reebok, and Adidas. Robert is a regular contributor to multiple outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and Success. Robert has also been named one of SmartCEO’s Boston Future 50, and a recipient of the Boston Business Journals “40 under 40” award.

 

More info about Acceleration Partners: Acceleration Partners is an award- winning affiliate marketing agency. Some of the accolades they have received are 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces, Best Company 2016 from Entrepreneur, Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2016 according to Best Workplaces and Fortune. Acceleration Partners is a global company changing the way businesses succeed one Friday Forward at a time.

 

You’ll discover:

  • How to reach employees in new and effective ways.
  • Why it’s time to rid your company of the two-weeks’ notice policy.
  • Why right person, right seat, right time is a good company mantra.
  • How performance reviews are a thing of the past.
  • The importance of checking in with employees and getting real time feedback.


Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Visit Acceleration Partners

Visit Friday Forward

Check out RoberSGlazer.com

Check out the Inc. Article about Robert

Download Chapter 1 of Robert’s book Performance Partnerships

Connect with Robert Glazer on LinkedIn

Follow Acceleration Partners on Twitter

Follow Robert Glazer on Twitter

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