Wanting to Belong, with Will Salyards

Will Salyards coaches leaders, managers, and physicians for development and performance with work that is accountable and with demonstrated ROI. He is aided in this by his experience leading nonprofit and for-profit organizations, his work in social psychology, and that as a Professor of Leadership Studies. Will’s Ph.D. is from Gonzaga University and his MA from Fuller Theological Seminary.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What is the cousin of being an imposter
  • How confidence is determined by competence
  • Why a growth mindset sees more opportunity than risk
  • How to stop the feelings of not belonging
  • Why trusting yourself is the simplest way to increase confidence

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Unpacking Your Limiting Beliefs, with Demond K. Ross

Demond K Ross is a speaker, trainer, coach and also serves as an Assistant Dean at a therapeutic day school where they educate and support students with varying ranges of social and emotional disorders. From this stage, Demond primarily shares his experiences dealing with limiting belief and overcoming the need to be perfect for acceptance. He also works with individuals and organizations training and coaching on how to better understand and experience habits of thinking and be more B.O.L.D. with principles through Habit Finder of The Og Mandino Institute.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How limiting beliefs show up in life and cause you to retreat and not take chances
  • Why addressing your own limiting beliefs allows you to help others conquer theirs
  • What is the difference between coaching children vs coaching adults
  • Why our worth is not attached to an outcome, rather to our intrinsic value
  • Why we shouldn’t focus on the things we’re letting go of, but the things we are gaining
  • How therapy can help you reduce your limiting beliefs

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Finding Balance in the Work You’re Passionate About, with Chris Lord

Chris Lord has successfully built several Management Consulting businesses in Southern California, most recently as the General Manager for Slalom Consulting, where he led the Practice’s growth from under $2 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2015. After ‘retirement’ in Dec of 2015, he founded his own firm, Bridge Builder Coaching, to help Military Veterans through tough transitions in their lives. Bridge Builder Coaching helps Veterans transition out of Military service and into the corporate world through personal 1-on-1 coaching, assessments, networking, introductions, and facilitation.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why Chris’s Elephant is the question “how do you put everything into your professional passion and still deliver the best of yourself outside your work?”
  • Why it’s important to find the right balance and not bury yourself in your profession even if you love what you’re doing
  • Why everyone has an ego, and why your ego plays a big role in stepping into your passion without letting it overwhelm you
  • How Chris’s current role helping Military vets switch gears to find their new lives mirrors his own efforts to find balance and follow his calling
  • Why listening to the people around him helps Chris stay grounded, and why you should read “The Trusted Advisor” by David Maister, Charles Green and Robert Galford
  • Why fear causes people to focus on themselves instead of others, and why it’s important to attain a balance between selflessness and selfishness in your relationships
  • How Chris recognizes his fear of not being accepted, and how he has worked to overcome his fear
  • Why Chris has realized that it’s important to allow himself to be vulnerable and trust in others not to tear him down

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Reviewing the Elephants in the Room, with April Ballestero

April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families and communities.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why April created the Addressing the Elephant in the Room podcast, and why she wrote her upcoming book Slaying the Onion
  • April recaps the first season of the podcast and the many diverse and challenging topics that were discussed
  • April then reviews the Elephants discussed in season two of the show and why each topic was so important
  • What exciting guests and topics have appeared on the show so far in this third season of the series
  • How the broad range of brave, fascinating guests have helped bring Addressing the Elephant in the Room to life

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Vulnerability as a Superpower, with Hailey Jules

Hailey Jules is a Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner, International Inspirational Speaker, Optimal Results Coach, and founder of Inspired Practice Solutions.

After watching the power of chiropractic care transform her family’s life, she made it her mission to transform the chiropractic community. Hailey worked as a Chiropractic Assistant at Wellness Choice, a highly successful high volume practice where she then discovered her greater purpose to transform chiropractic offices. After watching many doctors suffer from lack of consistency in their teams, she decided to dedicate her life to providing the solution for chiropractors around the world. Hailey then founded Inspired Practice Solutions. Inspired Practice Solutions is known for its 100% success rate in inspiring and enabling teams to transform and successfully and efficiently meet and exceed the goals of the practice.

Hailey has helped transform over three dozen chiropractic offices in international immersions and served thousands of chiropractors, chiropractic assistants, and chiropractic students.

Hailey is a graduate of the Tony Robbins Leadership Academy.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why vulnerability is Hailey’s Elephant, and how vulnerability can show up in all aspects of your life and work
  • Why Hailey considers vulnerability to be our power as humans, and why it’s often safe to express even if we’ve been conditioned not to
  • How water can show us how to be both powerful and vulnerable at the same time
  • Why the first step in expressing vulnerability to others is to be open to being vulnerable with yourself
  • Why vulnerability can help you achieve alignment in your life, and why giving others your vulnerability is a gift
  • Why showing vulnerability is about sharing your truth, and how it can attract the right people to you
  • How society’s gender expectations impact our sense of vulnerability, and what steps you can take each day to work on your vulnerability

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Building a Customer-Focused Membership, with Sandra Martini

Sandra Martini, founder of boutique coaching firm The Martini Way, offers her mentoring clients a perfect balance of marketing savvy, intuition and results-driven systemic implementation with a healthy dose of nurturing and love.

Sandra’s style is to learn about your goals and then reverse engineer them to where you are now, so you can create the quickest path to your goals possible without sacrificing your sanity or self care.

The sustainable success Sandra teaches takes time and work. If you’re looking for someone to tell you to call everyone you know and sell them a high level “X”, Sandra isn’t for you.

If you want a partner who understands the big vision and intimate details of running and marketing a successful, sustainable business; who understands you and where you are, who nurtures you while being completely honest and non-judgmental and who can pull from her years of hands-on business and marketing expertise, then Sandra Martini is ready to help!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why it can be a disservice to over deliver to your membership customers
  • How business owners can alter their subscription onboarding process for better customer satisfaction
  • What the number one goal of a membership or subscription program should be
  • How to provide value to customers without causing overwhelm
  • The unique way that Sandra has maintained a membership program for over ten years
  • How customer experience correlates to  customer retention growth

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Identifying Your Target Audience, with Susan Baier

A marketing strategist for over 30 years, Susan Baier founded Audience Audit in 2009 to help organizations understand their best audiences based on attitudes and needs rather than just demographics or purchase behavior. She develops custom segmentation research for marketers and agencies around the world, supporting their efforts to create marketing initiatives that are more relevant, more efficient, and more impactful.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why it’s respectful to “leave some people out” when identifying your ideal customer
  • How having a clear niche impacts the success of your business
  • How Susan was able to discover her ideal target audience
  • The difference between an agency and an organization
  • What three things you should focus on when determining your target audience
  • Why demographics often don’t matter when identifying your ideal customer
  • How to use your content to communicate your niche and attract better referrals

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Self-Centric Thinking vs. the Valuegenic Mindset, with Peter Demarest

Peter Demarest is the Co-Founder and President of Axiogenics LLC and recognized as a global pioneer, thought-leader, developer, coach, and trainer in the applied science of neuro-axiology (brain science + value science). He is the author of the definitive book on neuro-axiology, Answering the Central Question (2010). Stephen R. Covey (of “7 Habits…” fame), in his endorsement of the book, dubbed neuro-axiology as “groundbreaking science” for its unique power to enable people to understand and change their own thinking so they can create and experience greater value in their lives and organizations.

In addition to R&D and direct coaching and consulting, Peter and his team train, certify, and support other coaches and consultants in using neuro-axiology based principles, practices, methods, and tools (“axiogenics”) to drive breakthrough results in personal, leadership, talent, and organizational development.

As a speaker, Peter provides his audiences with an inspiring “valuegenic” message, an engaging style, and a host of actionable insights and take-aways. He has been a top-rated keynote and featured speaker at international, national, and regional conferences ranging from coaching (ICF, WBECS), HR, TD, OD, and numerous industry-specific events, including education, I.T., and bio-tech.

Before his formal transition into coaching and consulting in 2003, he served in the US Navy Submarine Service, attended West Chester University, and worked for two decades in various technical, management, and leadership roles in the I.T. and I.T. education fields.

Peter lives near Philadelphia, PA, and has five adult children, three grandchildren, a dog, a few cats, a dozen chickens, and about 50,000 honey bees.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How Peter defines “self-centric thinking” and how it relates to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Why nature has programmed our brains to naturally turn survival into habit, and why most of our behaviors come from subconscious habits
  • Why the “valuegenic mindset”, a conscious sense of value creation, is the key to truly unleashing our potential
  • What keywords to listen for to determine if someone is speaking from a self-centric mindset or a valuegenic mindset
  • Why being conscientious and present in the moment are key to tapping into the power of the valuegenic mindset
  • Why you should ask yourself “what choice can I make and what action can I take in this moment to create the greatest net value?”

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Learning to Embrace Your Layers, with April Ballestero

April Ballestero is a leadership expert and the founder of One Light Ahead, a coaching agency that helps business leaders shine at their brightest. With two decades of coaching experience, April knows exactly how to help business leaders achieve their full potential and become more effective, more energized and more enthusiastic in their interactions with their teams, clients, families and communities.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What it means to embrace layers
  • How the elephant of embracing layers shows up in conversation
  • How our life experiences affect our mindset
  • Why people like to keep conversations surface level
  • How to walk through the layers

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“Not Burnout…, but Going at a Good Pace” with Del Duduit (did-way)

Getting too many balls in the air and instead of juggling and having crashed into your head, not burnout, but going at a good pace

not burnout, but going at a good pace

Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® is a ONE LIGHT AHEAD production made in association with Eric Ballestero.

© Copyright ONE LIGHT AHEAD® & April Ballestero & Eric Ballestero 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Host: Coach April Ballestero

Guest: Del Duduit

Produced by: Eric Ballestero