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Episode 65: The Mediator’s Approach with Tara West

Episode 65: The Mediator’s Approach with Tara West

November 17, 2022

Author and mediator Tara West joins host William Corless (MA, MII, ACC) in this episode to discuss The Mediator’s Approach. 

Tara West is the author of The Mediator’s Approach: Five (and a Half) Paths Through Conflict and co-author of Self-Determination in Mediation: The Art and Science of Mirrors and Lights. She is a certified transformative mediator and conflict coach who has been trained in facilitative, evaluative, understanding-based, and transformative approaches to mediation.

Tara has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate psychology courses covering such topics as socio-cultural approaches to psychology, developmental psychology, personality psychology, group processes, and the psychology of conflict resolution. Tara earned her PhD in Social and Health Psychology from Stony Brook University and her JD from the New York University School of Law.

There are many learnings to be gleaned from this episode for both mediators and non-mediators alike as William and Tara talk through the different styles and approaches that can be taken during the mediation process. Join them as they discuss:

 

➢ The different methods of mediation such as facilitative, evaluative and understanding 

➢ Transformative mediation

➢ How to co-mediate

 

And much more........

Episode 64: How managers and leaders can address racially-fuelled workplace bullying with Zenica Chatman

Episode 64: How managers and leaders can address racially-fuelled workplace bullying with Zenica Chatman

September 27, 2022

How can managers and leaders address racially fuelled workplace bullying? Zenica Chatman joins host William Corless in this episode to explore the topic of racially fuelled workplace bullying and what mangers and leaders can do to address it.

 

Zenica is a certified personal and executive coach. As a trained journalist and communications strategist, Zenica uses her unique background to help her clients identify what’s no longer working in their lives, discover their unique strengths and design an action plan to create a life they love.

 

Her journey into coaching and positive psychology began after being left emotionally broken by workplace bullying at the height of her career. In the aftermath of that experience, she went on a path to redefine her own self-worth and what it means to be successful.

 

After realising that too many women were struggling to find their own voice as they carved out new paths in their lives, she decided to help other women stand up, speak out and be heard in the workplace. This led to her becoming the founder and leader of “Surviving Corporate!” A programme for women of color, recovering from workplace trauma.

 

Listeners will gain valuable insights and takeaways as William and Zenica explore this topic together and answer questions such as:

 

What are the impacts that workplace bullying can have on the individual?

How to recognise the signs and patterns of workplace bullying?

How can individuals and managers recognise and address unconscious bias?

 

 

Find out more about the work Zenica does here: Zenica Chatman Coaching

Episode 63: Conflict isn’t the problem, mismanagement is with Marlene Chism

Episode 63: Conflict isn’t the problem, mismanagement is with Marlene Chism

September 15, 2022

Conflict isn’t the problem, mismanagement is! Listen to this episode as Marlene Chism joins host William Corless to discuss how mismanagement can lead to conflict and workplace drama.

Marlene is the leading authority on stopping workplace drama. She works with C-Suite leaders to build drama-free cultures that drive growth and reduce costly mistakes. Marlene is known for helping managers address “the elephant in the room” and initiate conversations that get results. She is a recognized expert on the LinkedIn Global Learning platform. She is also a consultant, executive educator, and the author of the following works:

Listeners will be treated to many valuable insights and learnings in this episode as William and Marlene explore how conflict can be managed and why so many managers and leaders try to avoid it and sweep it under the rug.

You can find out more about the work Marlene does here: Conflict to Courage HOME - Marlene Chism

Episode 62: Negotiation through the female lens with Smadar Cohen-Chen

Episode 62: Negotiation through the female lens with Smadar Cohen-Chen

September 8, 2022

Smadar Cohen-Chen joins host William Corless in this episode to discuss negotiation through the female lens. Smadar is currently a senior lecturer in the management department, in the Sussex Business School at University of Sussex. 

She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Sheffield in 2014 and then spent two years as a visiting Assistant Professor in The Kellogg School of Management, North Western University.

Her research focuses on the role of emotions and emotional expression and regulation in interpersonal and social processes. This includes conflict, conflict resolution, decision-making, and negotiations. 

She's been teaching negotiations for seven years for MBA students, executive postgraduate and undergraduates and she has also conducted workshops on cross cultural negotiation, specifically negotiation for women.

Join William and Smadar for this truly insightful discussion where they focus on topics such as:

  • The role that emotions play in negotiating
  • The perception of women in negotiations
  • The strengths that women can bring to negotiation
Episode 61: The Introverted Leader with Berry Kruijning

Episode 61: The Introverted Leader with Berry Kruijning

September 1, 2022

In this episode host William Corless is joined by Berry Kruijning, Principal and Founder of Crowning Communications. A trained and accredited professional life coach, certified NLP Master Practitioner coach and mediator, Berry uses the principles of Authenticity, Courage and Excellence to guide new and introverted individuals to become impactful leaders.

 

As an introvert coach and leader, Berry understands the challenges introverted professionals face in today’s loud and demanding world. She guides her clients by coaching them in private sessions on leadership issues, whether it is how to coach and give feedback, handle conflict and negotiate, speak up confidently in meetings, develop and engage their direct reports and peers, or manage up.

 

Crowning Communications serves clients from small (50 employees) to large (50,000+ employees) organisations and Berry has worked internationally with over 2,500 leaders, teams, and individuals in a variety of industries such as high tech, finance, government and academia.

 

Berry’s skills and experience are based on her educational background as a Master in Law from Utrecht University and experience from having worked for many years in Human Resources.

 

Whether you are an introvert, are led by an introvert or work on a team with introverts there are so many useful insights and takeaways from this episode as William and Berry discuss:

 

  • The strengths of the introverted leader
  • How introverts can care for themselves and ensure they don’t get burnt out
  • How extroverts can recognise and help introverted colleagues and leaders

 

Find out more about the work that Berry does here: Growth Project | Crowning Communications

Episode 60: Tapping into your natural leadership with Beth Anstandig

Episode 60: Tapping into your natural leadership with Beth Anstandig

August 18, 2022

Lifelong cowgirl Beth Anstandig joins host William Corless in this episode where they discuss tapping into your natural leadership. A licensed psychotherapist and university faculty member for over 25 years, Beth has worked with human herds providing leadership, corporate culture, and well-being programs, through The Circle Up Experience. She has trained thousands of CEOs, managers, and teams from companies, universities, and non-profits, helping them tap into their Natural Leadership, to live, lead and work with genuine connection. Beth is the author of the critically acclaimed new book The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership. She has been featured in global media including BBC World Service and PBS.

 

Listeners will gain valuable insights from this episode as Beth and William examine natural leadership together and explore many topics including:

  • The equine approach to natural leadership
  • Self-awareness and the four channels of awareness
  • Power and control in leadership

Find out more about the work Beth does here: About Circle Up Experience | Why We Circle Up (thecircleupexperience.com)

Episode 59: Creating a community in your team and organisation with John Baldoni

Episode 59: Creating a community in your team and organisation with John Baldoni

August 4, 2022
Globally recognized leadership educator, John Baldoni joins host William Corless for this episode about creating a community in your team and organisation. John is a certified Master Corporate Executive Coach, LinkedIn Live host, and author of 15 books that have been translated into ten languages.
 
In 2022, the International Federation of Learning and Development named John a World-Class Mentor and named him to its Hall of Fame in 2021. In 2022, Global Gurus ranked John a Top 20 global leadership expert, a list he has been on since 2007. In 2018 Inc.com named John a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honoured John with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert.
 
John is also the host of LinkedIn Live’s GRACE Under Pressure interview series, a platform that has enabled him to interview more than a hundred global business, academic and thought leaders and doers.
 
John is also a member of the renowned Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches, a group of executive coaches and thought leaders from the worlds of business, academia and social service.
 
There are so many valuable insights to be gleaned from this episode as William and John put the importance of community under a microscope and discuss:
 
• How leaders and managers can create a true sense of community in the workplace
• Connecting with your organisation and colleagues
• How to connect with the purpose of your organisation
 
John’s leadership resource website is www.johnbaldoni.com
Episode 58: The role of an apology in mediation with Dr. Deirdre Curran

Episode 58: The role of an apology in mediation with Dr. Deirdre Curran

July 19, 2022

A lecturer in the management discipline for over 20 years, Dr. Deirdre Curran joins host William Corless in this episode to discuss the role of an apology in mediation. Together with her colleague Alec Coakley, Deirdre has recently published on this topic with the Journal of Mediation & Applied Conflict Analysis.

Deirdre is actively involved in researching the lived experience of hospitality workers in Ireland with a view to highlighting issues and promoting positive change. She also maintains a scholarly interest in workplace mediation as a dispute resolution process. She leads a national level workplace mediation research group, housed within the Kennedy Institute of Conflict Intervention at Maynooth University. She also represents the College of Business, Public Policy and Law as a steering committee member of the University of Sanctuary initiative, aimed at making NUIG a welcoming place for refugees, asylum seekers and members of the Travelling Community. 

Listeners will gain valuable insights from this episode as Deirdre and William delve deeper into this topic, asking what it truly means to apologise and discussing the crucial role this plays in mediation.

You can read Deirdre’s paper here: https://mural.maynoothuniversity.ie/15192/

Episode 57: How to stop worrying about what other people think of you with Dr. Michael Gervais

Episode 57: How to stop worrying about what other people think of you with Dr. Michael Gervais

June 22, 2022

In this episode, host William Corless talks to Dr. Michael Gervais, Sport and Performance Psychologist. Together they tackle the all important question ‘How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think of You’.

 

Drawing on his experience over a 20-year career working with world class performers and organizations, Dr. Gervais delves into topics around, managing the fear of other people’s opinions, how to create a team philosophy and how to build your own personal philosophy statement.

 

There are valuable insights and learnings to be gained from this episode as William and Michael explore these issues.

 

Find out more about the work that Michael does here: FindingMastery: High Performance Psychology with Michael Gervais

 

Episode 56: Diversity and Inclusion for the Irish workplace with Dr Jonathan Ashong Lamptey

Episode 56: Diversity and Inclusion for the Irish workplace with Dr Jonathan Ashong Lamptey

June 1, 2022

A globally recognised authority on Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Jonathan Ashong - Lamptey joins host William Corless in this episode to discuss Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. Currently on his mission to help 1 million people around the world make the workplace more inclusive, Jonathan offers his insights on important questions such as: how to create a sense of belonging in the workplace, understanding and navigating microaggressions and the importance of integrating with new people in the workplace. There are valuable insights to be gained from this episode as William and Jonathan explore the topics of culture and procedural justice together.

For more info you can contact Jonathan through his website.

https://elementofinclusion.com

 

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