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Something Extra with Lisa Nichols

Join our CEO Lisa Nichols as she interviews leaders from around the world to share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives.

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Episode 229: It’s Never Too Late to Get Back Up Again w/ Bruce Sheridan

As we look at leaders, we often ask what they have gone through in life to establish their credibility. This week’s episode features Bruce Sheridan, Author, Certified EOS Implementer, and President of Life Compass, Inc. Listen in as he shares inspirational stories about his healing from childhood struggles and substance abuse, which in turn has helped him coach countless leadership teams and young adults. It won’t surprise you to find out that resiliency is the ‘Something Extra’ he believes every leader needs.

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Episode 228: Claiming Victory Over Our Lives Through Nutrition w/ Debbie Portell Morris

According to Debbie Portell Morris,“Food is life or death. Choose life and eat clean.” She speaks from experience, as Debbie passed out suddenly one night in her driveway and was rushed away in an ambulance. Over the course of the next two years, she worked with 22 doctors to find out why. Now, as the owner of Integrity Training Systems and Sophie’s Bakery, she has seen countless people saved through the same means as herself – by using nutrition as the key to healing.

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Episode 227: Uniquely Going Beyond Excellence w/ Yonnick Jones

Uniquely going beyond excellence” sums up the work taking place at Williams Academy STL, an innovative early childhood learning and technology center training today’s minds for future success. This is also the personal mission statement of the school’s co-founder, Yonnick Jones. Tune in as he and Lisa discuss how the organization gives students a hands-on opportunity to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

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Episode 226: Choosing Wisely: The Key to Greater Influence w/ Mark Miller

How do you avoid getting bogged down in the quicksand of competing demands as a leader? According to Mark Miller, Vice President of High-Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, it all boils down to your choices. In this episode, Mark shares insights from over 20 years of leadership coaching and team development. With over one million books in print in more than 25 languages, you will see how Mark’s insights into leadership are sought by organizations across the globe.

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Episode 225: Redefining What Passion Means to You w/ Scott Richert

We often hear people tell us to follow our passion, but may hit a roadblock once we realize that we have more than one. Scott Richert shares how he overcame the pressure to identify a ‘grand vision’ and instead focused on taking work one step at a time. Now, as the CIO at Mercy, Scott is passionate about helping people find meaningfulness in work by understanding their impact, no matter the role. Tune in for a story of authentic leadership and hard-won success.

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Episode 224: Adjusting Your Life to Fit Your Values w/ Marcy Bursac

Mr. Rogers once said, “Anyone who does anything to help a child in their life is a hero.” As an Adoptive Mom, Author, Podcast Host, and App Designer, this quote takes on special meaning for Marcy Bursac. Join us as she shares her personal journey of pivoting her career, advocating for foster care adoption, and aligning her life to make family her top priority.

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Episode 223: Creating and Nurturing a Workplace Haven w/ Mindi Cox

Do you provide an environment where employees feel empowered and engaged? Mindi Cox, Chief Marketing & People Officer at O.C. Tanner, calls this workplace fulfillment – and she actually describes it as the future of work. In this episode, Mindi discusses the software that has created more than 222 recognition moments every minute and will inspire every business owner to think about how their company can leave the world a better place.

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Episode 222: Eliminating the Stigma of Job Loss w/ Dale Kreienkamp

Did you know that 21.7 million people experience job losses in America every year? Though unemployment is a common life stressor, many people do not know how to handle themselves after being let go. Dale Kreinenkamp, President of Thriving Through Transitions, looks at how to lean into your support system and embrace the change curve to move toward a better life.

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Episode 221: Storytelling as a Catalyst for Healing w/ Melissa Harrison

Brene Brown has said, “One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” This encapsulates Author, Speaker, and Journalist Melissa Harrison’s journey of experiencing the news cycle in reverse. When her mother’s murder by someone they trusted made headlines, Melissa made it her mission to report other people’s stories of tragedy and pain with a deep set of ethics. Tune in for a story of empathy, resilience, and compassion.

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Episode 220: The Journey of a Female Executive w/ Jane Stevenson

Jane Stevenson hopes for a world where our daughters will think that being a CEO is normal. As someone who recruited CEOs for massive corporations such as Nike, Coca-Cola, and more, she has observed several examples of effective leadership. Tune in as Jane and Lisa discuss research trends regarding a female executive’s journey and how the need for good leadership remains a constant in a changing world.

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