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Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
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What does it take for an individual or organization to recover from a narcissist’s impact? Andrea gives some final thoughts about why it’s vital to engage in honest reflection instead of a rush to “recover normalcy,” as we wrap up our series on Dr. Chuck DeGroat’s book WHEN NARCISSISM COMES TO CHURCH.…
 
What are the signs of a toxic leader and an unhealthy organization? What does it take to recover from the impact of a narcissistic leader? Dr. Chuck DeGroat sat down for an interview with Andrea last summer to discuss his book When Narcissism Comes to Church, and we’re re-airing this insightful conversation.…
 
How is it that narcissistic leaders seem to be so good at gaining a following? And why is it important to look at the systems that support such leaders instead of just assuming that the unhealthy leader is the sole source of the problem? We are re-visiting the important topic of dangerous leadership dynamics and how they impact organizations as we …
 
Are you living in alignment with your voice, your calling, your mission? How can comparison with others be beneficial as long as it doesn’t lead to judgment? Andrea discusses some vital factors that can help us to live in alignment with our unique contribution to the world and to make a deep and lasting impact on the issues that we care about.…
 
As the founder and CEO of CTM Unlimited and Director of Fascinate in 3D, JeNae Johnson shares her journey of innovatively aligning her skills, experience, and passion to create strategic action in addressing problems involving workplace equity. Join us to gain greater clarity about how your gifts can be leveraged for the changes you long to see tak…
 
How do we harness our passion on behalf of our purpose instead of being overwhelmed by it in a way that undermines our mission? As we begin a new podcast series, Andrea looks at the importance of having a vision for oneself, making careful preparation, and determining to initiate action in order to live in alignment with our calling.…
 
How can individuals who approach a challenge from different perspectives leverage their differing strengths to work toward a goal collaboratively? Andrea takes another look at the importance of balancing diverse perspectives and respecting the gifts and contributions of others, while engaging conflict with self-awareness so that we can remain align…
 
Kolbe Certified Consultant and Youth Specialist Jen Heins shares with us how understanding the specific ways we and those with whom we work take action when faced with a project can make us more successful at meeting our team goals. Whether it’s owning the best way for you to approach a problem or gaining a better understanding of why someone else …
 
As we close the door on 2020 and cross the threshold of 2021, I address the gifts that we can gain from seasonal transitions and look at what we can gain from letting go. What can you look back on with gratitude? What did you learn? Are there successes you can celebrate? How have you emerged from this year stronger for what you’ve experienced? What…
 
Have you ever wondered why the Grinch stole Christmas? Our son’s 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Brennan, posed this question to kids in the class and asked them to write a persuasive essay about why they believe the Grinch is either evil or misunderstood. On the Voice of Influence podcast one of the key questions we explore is why are people the way they …
 
What’s your role in making your work an opportunity to do what you love? Are there ways that you might be blocking your own goals at work? As we wrap up this series sparked by our interview with Carson Tate, I address the difference you can make at work when you create a vision for yourself, build trust, initiate productive dialogue, and find win-w…
 
Do you have the power to make your job into your dream job? That’s what our guest Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., joins us to discuss. Carson shares how to understand your organization’s needs, how to build a business case for the changes you want to see made, and how to create win-win scenarios for you and your e…
 
We know that people want to be happy and fulfilled at work and that healthy organizations want to provide an environment that allows people to feel happy and fulfilled. The organization’s culture, the leadership style, and the individual employee all play a role in whether or not that desire becomes a reality. What aspects of our work environment d…
 
What fears can get in the way of your business success, and what role does love play in overcoming them? Building on last week’s conversation with Finka Jerkovic, Andrea discusses three core fears that are common obstacles when you’re selling your idea, getting others onboard, or marketing a product or service, and how each fear can be overcome by …
 
Whether it’s a product or an idea, how do we move beyond selling as a transaction and instead make it the catalyst for transformation? Finka Jerkovich joins Andrea today to discuss that, as well as why she believes confidence must be rooted in curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness rather than being limited to competence.…
 
Do you ever feel frustrated that others don’t seem to grasp the value of what your expertise can offer them? Getting buy-in from others sometimes requires some self-reflection on your part first.In this episode, Andrea discusses her own process of recognizing the things that kept her from owning her voice so that not only could she connect her gift…
 
Last week, we talked with Shasta Nelson who wrote a book about how you have friendships at work and why are they that important. This week, we’re picking right up with a specific question I asked Shasta during our conversation that I feel deserves a deeper look. In this solo episode, I share how the experience of choosing a table in a school cafete…
 
Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and a leading voice on loneliness and creating healthy relationships. Whether she’s speaking at conferences or on TEDx stages or giving media interviews to outlets such as the New York Times and The Washington Post, she is constantly teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in…
 
Our next series on the podcast is about friendship at work and Rosanne and I thought a perfect way to kick things off would be to talk about our friendship and how it aligns with our working relationship. In this episode, Rosanne and I share the concerns she had when I first approached her a few years ago about working together, the lessons I had t…
 
A few episodes ago, we talked about why it’s important to simplify your expertise so that people who don’t share your knowledge of a subject can care about what you have to say. In last week’s episode, I spoke with marketing consultant, Wes Gay, about practical steps that subject matter experts can take to cut the jargon and speak clearly so people…
 
Wes Gay is a writer, entrepreneur, and marketing consultant. He is a StoryBrand Certified Copywriter and Guide, helping businesses clarify their marketing message and strengthen their position in the marketplace. While this is Wes’ second appearance on the Voice of Influence podcast, he and I originally connected because I was looking for help with…
 
Starting today and continuing over the next few weeks, we’ll be diving deeper into how to communicate more simply so you message doesn’t get lost. In this episode, Rosanne and I discuss how her son’s passion for fish is a perfect example of the importance of speaking to your potential customers in a way that will resonate with them, why we as exper…
 
After the three previous three episodes about change, I wanted to take some time to think through together what the psychology behind behavioral change means for you individually and how you can process paradigm shifts and helps others process them as well. In this episode, I share the difference between assimilation and accommodation, the first ti…
 
We’ve talked this month about the fact that change challenges us. As part of this theme, I had a conversation with Dr. Espen Klausen last week about the psychology behind how people change. In that conversation, Dr. Klausen described some of the differences between assimilation, which he says is bringing new ideas into old schemas, and accommodatio…
 
Espen Klausen, Ph.D., is back on the show! In case you’re not familiar with this frequent guest, Espen is a licensed psychologist and speaker based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. His work in public community mental health includes individuals, couples, and family therapy with clients of all ages and he conducts psychological assessments. He is the lead…
 
With all of the global crises that have happened this year, people are stressed and we’re finding ourselves in the middle of a great divide when it comes to our perspectives on many important topics and it’s certainly having an impact on how we’re able to be a voice of influence. In this episode, Rosanne and I discuss the growing lack of respect an…
 
In this special episode, we're taking a look back at episode 100 of the Voice of Influence® podcast! Our team is thrilled with where we've been and we're excited for where we're going with the show in the years to come! In today's show, I share the ways the podcast has shifted and what has remained the same since the beginning. Then I discuss one o…
 
Earlier this year, I had a great conversation with Colin Crowley and I’m excited to have him back on the show today to talk about the value of bringing your diverse experience and talents into your work. Colin is the VP of Customer Experience at Freshly, where he directs a two-hundred-person department across five locations in the United States and…
 
Kyle Gillette is an ACC certified coach, behavioral profiler, and author. He’s been coaching for over 15 years, turning professional in just the last couple of years. He focuses on helping his clients become more self-aware and unlocking the talent within. He is the creator of the SAGE Mindset Podcast and The SAGE Mindset course. In this conversati…
 
Today we're extracting the key takeaways from the series we've done this summer about power dynamics and the abuse of power. We started this series because we recognized how important it was to directly address the unhealthy imbalance of power and unhealthy use of power. The first step is to be able to clearly recognize the abuse of power and then …
 
Jason Kanz, Ph.D is a Neuropsychologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife and three children. Jason is the author of Soil of the Divine and Notes from the Upper Room: Lessons in Loving Like Jesus, as well as the editor of Living in the Larger Story: The Christian Psychology of Larry Crabb. Jason talks an…
 
Dr. Neal Schnoor is Chief of Staff to the President at California State University, Long Beach where he operates in various functions in support of meeting the mission of the University. Dr. Schnoor was also my Professor when I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and he taught me as a Music Education Major and in a leadership class. I st…
 
Dr. Chuck DeGroat is Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary Holland MI, and Co-Founder and a Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco. He is a licensed therapist, author, retreat leader, and spiritual director. Chuck has been married to Sara for 25 years and has two daughters. Chuck is al…
 
Roseanne Moore, my Voice of Influence colleague, is back on this episode to offer guidance on how you can be of help if you suspect that someone in your life is in an abusive relationship. In this episode, Rosanne shares why the place to begin is with yourself, how to create a safe space for the person you want to help to open up, what you need to …
 
Jimmy Hinton is a full-time minister and safeguarding specialist with Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) who researches deception techniques of child molesters and specializes in abuse in plain sight. In 2011, Jimmy's sister confided in him that she had been sexually abused when she was a young child by their father, a for…
 
Debra Wingfield is an Author, Speaker, and Trainer for family abuse prevention and intervention treatment. She practiced counseling for 25 years with domestic abuse victims, offenders, adults, and children from all types of dysfunctional family systems. She’s also provided family court advocacy since 1993 and would love to be able to train those wi…
 
Naghmeh Panahi is a speaker, a Bible teacher, and an executive director for the TAF Foundation; an organization that helps abused women escape and recover religiously motivated violence, both in the form of domestic violence and in the form of religious persecution. Naghmeh made national news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-…
 
My Voice of Influence colleague, Rosanne Moore, is back on the show for part two of our series on breaking down destructive myths surrounding coercive control and abuse of power. In part one, we went over the first seven myths and, in this episode, we’ll be going over the next seven.By Andrea Joy Wenburg, Rosanne Moore
 
Last week, we brought you part one of a two-part series about the myths around abuse and coercive control. We had originally planned to release the second part of that series this week, however, we decided that given the events of the past few weeks, in particular, how things really escalated this week around the issues of racial injustice, we deci…
 
My Voice of Influence colleague, Rosanne Moore, is back on the show to break down destructive myths surrounding coercive control and abuse of power. We’ve broken fourteen myths into two groups that will be split between this episode and the next. In this episode, Rosanne shares what the dynamics of an abuse of power and coercive control, the import…
 
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson is the President of T3 Leadership Solutions, Inc., where she provides customized executive leadership coaching, consulting, and mentoring services. Natasha is an author and sought-after international speaker with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the military, federal government, academic, and nonprofit sector…
 
Bill Flynn is the author of Further, Faster: The Vital Few Steps that take the Guesswork out of Growth and we had a really interesting conversation about building a business and what the characteristics are of somebody who builds a business that endures. Obviously, there’s a lot going on that we need to endure through right now. Even if you don’t h…
 
Today, I’m genuinely excited to introduce to Aaron Wenburg and, no, it’s not a coincidence that we have the same last name. Aaron is, in fact, my awesome husband. He also happens to be a Physical Therapist, the Co-Owner of Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab clinics, and a loving father. In this episode, we talk about why Aaron became a Phy…
 
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