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Vertical Playpen

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Vertical Playpen

High 5 Adventure Learning Center

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Want to learn more about Adventure and Experiential Education? Then this podcast is for you! Listeners of this podcast will get; - Adventure Programming Theory - Facilitation Tips - Activity Ideas - Industry Career Advice - Interviews from Industry Professionals High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at high5advent ...
 
This podcast is dedicated to providing the key ingredients to transform your employees into a dream team that creates consistent results in every aspect of the business including; team empowerment, leadership, business development, communication hiring, and firing. As some of the country’s leading staffing & management consultants, we help business owners (Entrepreneurs) and the team that support them (Intrapreneurs) to powerfully connect and work together to grow the business, together.
 
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Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

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Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

Steve Shallenberger: Successful Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Bestselling Author | Rob Shallenberger: Former Fighter Pilot, Author, Executive Coach, and Corporate Trainer

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How do you feel about your personal and professional life? Many people feel like they or their teams are stuck in a mediocrity trap. The question is how do you take where you are today and make it better and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to your success? Not only that, but how can you inspire your children or employees to do the same and become their best? In the Becoming Your Best podcast, Steve and Rob Shallenberger will help you uncover the principles of highly successful le ...
 
For the ambitious, innovative and thoughtful professional. Rooted in a passion for leadership and rich background in fundamentals and principles for producing successful organizational change, KATALYST will host practitioners from various industries and skill sets to bring value to you! If you're a middle-manager or early career professional leading others or simply wanting to lead others, you will find a lot of value by becoming part of this KATALYST community! To new listeners: Please take ...
 
Leadership in hazardous industries! Is it different to non hazardous industries? Nikki McMurray works as a leadership coach and conducts leadership workshops in hazardous industries; water, gas, high voltage, open cut, underground, rail, construction, water etc. Unlike most, Nikki actually coaches leaders and influencers on the job. She has seen what works and what doesn't. Leadership is a skill, anyone can learn it, you just need to know the tools and how to use them. Listen in to go from S ...
 
If you are looking to identify and develop your strengths and talents, take calculated risks and make decisions, The Strengths Revolution with Steve Morgan will help your personal development, as well as helping you support your clients, employees, teams and wider organisations. Knowing your strengths will also support positive risk-taking and decision making as part of good risk management.
 
Explore the Science and Art of Great Teams through the 6 Conditions podcast with show hosts Dr. Ruth Wageman and Dr. Krister Lowe. The show explores how the 6 Team Conditions framework--a leading, empirically validated and highly predictive framework based on the seminal work of Drs. Richard Hackman, Ruth Wagman and other teams scholars at Harvard University--helps team leaders, team members and team coaches/facilitators foster team effectiveness. The show unpacks the structural design condi ...
 
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Christian Hansen is the Founder of TheChristianHansen.com and the author of “The Influence Mindset”. He sees a unique way to get your employee to feel connected to the employer and how to get them to stay for a long period of time. Christian joins host Molly McGrath to talk about how to inspire and mentor people and your employees. Takeaways: A pro…
 
This phrase describes both our work as Experiential educators but it is also a large part of Bryn's pathway in this industry. In this episode, Bryn Lottig (co-founder of Kikori) talks to Phil about; - The transformational power of working in the outdoors and its effects on her - The need for this educational pedagogy to be taken seriously - The bes…
 
There are fewer better examples of what visionary leadership can do than the Rwandan progress. After the tragic civil war of 1994 that killed nearly 1 million Rwandan citizens in less than 100 days, leaders of the fourth-smallest country in Africa realized that they had to start by improving their leadership skills to change their country's fate. L…
 
Sarah Ruffi is the Owner at Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. She worked at a law firm where she was miserable and didn’t realize the impact it had on her family until she was given an ultimatum. Now she is happier and spending more time with her family while also balancing a successful career. Sarah joins host Molly McGrath to talk about the importance of b…
 
Do connection activities actually help our participants connect? This was the topic of discussion in this live recorded episode of the podcast. It was recorded while attending the BOOST (Best Out-Of-School Time) 2022 Conference The contributors in this conversation; Phil Brown - @verticalplaypen Sam Copland - scopland@high5adventure.org Ian Hockley…
 
Being in a leadership position implies that we must set the pace and direction our teams should follow. However, that does not mean that we have all the answers, and there is nothing out there for us to learn. In fact, it's quite the opposite; the more we maintain our curiosity and the urge to learn new things, the bigger the chances are of becomin…
 
Alexander Embiricos is the CEO of Remotion. In this day and age, the vast majority of companies have employees that work remotely whether it is hybrid or fully remote. It can be tricky to figure out how to work alongside these employees but today’s guest aims to change that. Alexander joins host Molly McGrath to talk about how to communicate with r…
 
This is a short update episode to let you know that VPP will be on the road! Phil will be bringing his microphones with him this busy training season to learn more about the life of a trainer and to interact with the diversity of people he meets along the way. If you would like to submit questions he should ask folks on his journey, you can submit …
 
When was the last time you checked in with yourself, your habits, and your personal and professional relationships to see how they are serving you in becoming the best version of yourself? In today's episode, I share seven ways to make sure we are living a life by design and focus on our inside game, which will, eventually, reflect on our outside g…
 
Dr. Lois Frankel is the President of Corporate Coaching International, the author of the best-selling book “Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand Out”, among other books. She’s also an internationally-recognized expert in the field of leadership development for women. Lois sits down with host Molly McGrath to talk about ways women can communicate in t…
 
Josh Nadzam (Co-founder of On The Move Art Studio) joins Phil to discuss; - Discovering the power of facilitation - Growing as a facilitator - Facilitating dialogue sessions and why it is so novel Learn more about Josh - https://www.joshnadzam.com/ Learn more about On the Move - https://www.onthemoveartstudio.org/home.html Email Josh - joshnadzam@g…
 
True leaders are lifelong learners. Those in leadership positions must have an inherent love for learning new things and be humble enough to understand they don't know what they don't know. This thought is one of the many valuable lessons our guest, Shawna Schuh, learned throughout a life of working with and forming leaders from virtually every ind…
 
Joseph Warren provides Elite VIP Coaching for Christian Husbands at blowuprocks.com, the host of the “Broken Catholic Podcast” and the “Your First 100K Podcast”. Clearly a man of many talents! He used to work over 100 hours a week in his early 20’s, which led to great success for him. Joseph joins host Molly McGrath to talk about how to manage your…
 
Joe Hirsch (Ted X Speaker and Author of "The Feedback Fix) joins Phil to discuss; - The qualities of positive and negative feedback - Moving from a feedback to a feedforward mindset - The feedback wrap - How we can empower our participants and colleagues using feedback Connect with Joe - joe@joehirsch.me Learn more about Joe's work - https://joehir…
 
Growing up, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe's mother would tell her she was a problem solver, an agile thinker, and bound to do hard things. Dr. Robyne's mother had steadfast confidence in her child; she knew her child was an extraordinary being. What she didn't know, however, was that those words would save her daughter's life. Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is …
 
Paige Hulse is the Owner and Lead Attorney at Paige Hulse Law. She is passionate about trademark law and intellectual property. Paige joins host Molly McGrath to talk about how to make yourself stand out in a tough industry and make sure your reputation is in great standing. Takeaways: Stand out in the legal space. Find a way to make yourself diffe…
 
Myriam Hadnes (workshops.work) joins Phil to discuss; - The importance of leaders role modeling vulnerability - The work before the work, assessing the needs of your clients - Why doing things you have never done before can enhance your facilitation skills Connect with Myriam - myriam@workshops.work Learn more about Myriam's work - http://workshops…
 
Many years before becoming a world-class communication expert, Richard Newman struggled to make friends at school and interact with other kids. Unaware of his condition, high functioning autism, which wasn't diagnosed until he was 44, Richard recognized his major flaw was his communication skills. He became passionate about upgrading his communicat…
 
Pat Iyer is an author of many books, and she is also the President and Legal Nurse Consultant of the Pat Iyer Group PLLC. She used to supply attorneys with experts and legal nurse consultants in court cases. Pat joins Molly McGrath to talk about her knowledge in the area of legal nursing consulting. Takeaways: In the 1980’s, there was a concept tha…
 
The training team gather to discuss; - Facilitating a 1-day challenge course experience - Facilitating a multi-day challenge course experience - Advice on challenge course programming How to contact us: Phil Brown - pbrown@high5adventure.org OR @verticalplaypen on Instagram Chris Damboise - cdamboise@high5adventure.org Lisa Hunt - lhunt@high5advent…
 
Regardless of their age or how long they have been together, couples experience tension, arguments, or discussions at some point. The outcome of those moments and whether they turn that moment into a huge fight or a friendly conversation depends entirely on how they respond to their spouse's comments. If they feel attacked, they'll react aggressive…
 
Eda Rosa is the Paralegal at Eda Rosa LLC. She’s also the host of the”Let’s Talk Paralegal” podcast. She sees a lot of inefficiencies in law firms and aims to fix that. Eda sits down with host Molly McGrath to talk about how she wants to change the way attorneys work with paralegals and how to make sure your employees feel respected. Takeaways: Att…
 
From all the myths and misconceptions around spies and their abilities, perhaps the most utterly inaccurate is thinking that spies are supernatural humans or extraordinary people with mad out-of-this-world skills. They are not; they are ordinary people. Extremely well trained and prepared, but regular people. In today's episode, our guest, Andrew B…
 
Keith Bailey is the Founder, Facilitator and StoryConnecter at Articulated Intelligence. He has found different ways to make sure that your audience cares about what you are talking about. With the great power of public speaking comes the great responsibility of making sure your audience is invested. He sits down with host Molly McGrath to share hi…
 
"Stop right there! That is a terrible idea, and I'm going to tell you why." Those were the words Art Bell heard from HBO's Head of Programming just a few seconds into pitching his idea of creating a comedy channel. In the following 15 minutes of that meeting, Art heard a long list of reasonable objections to his idea, and all of them made a lot of …
 
Madeline Brooks (Executive Director - OnBelay) joins Phil to discuss; - Her introduction to the world of adventure education - How to create safe and trusting environments for those impacted by cancer - The work of OnBelay and how you are able to support that work Find out more about OnBelay - https://www.on-belay.org/ Donate - https://www.on-belay…
 
Ann Pearson is the Founder and Director of Training And Development at The Paralegal Boot Camp. She’s a rockstar Paralegal and she enjoys training incoming Paralegals and getting them ready for the real world out of law school. She sits down with host Molly McGrath to talk about how to properly train your employees. Takeaways: Training is supposed …
 
Andrew Florence (Director of Experiential Learning at Crossnore Communities for Children) joins Phil to discuss; - Holiday Traditions and how he entered this industry - Trauma Informed Facilitation and the bringing adventure and experiential programming to Crossnore - The alchemy of facilitation and trying to find your voice in this industry Learn …
 
Today's episode is a real treat; we are blessed with Dorothy Russell's presence on the show for the second time. She'll be 97 in April, and she just stepped away from managing her real estate properties last year. She had served as a civic, political, business, and social leader across several countries in North, Central, and South America, along w…
 
Dan Moulder is the Project and Paralegal Manager at Butler Snow LLP. He’s also the author of “The Lunch: How to Manage You. A Leadership Book for the Rest of Us”. He knows how important it is to make sure that employees feel valued at their work. He sits down with host Molly McGrath to talk about what businesses can do to make their employees feel …
 
In this episode, the Training team discuss; - Training and preparing your participants to belay - Your role during this process - Advice on ensuring you and your participants are ready to belay How to contact us: Phil Brown - pbrown@high5adventure.org OR @verticalplaypen on Instagram Chris Damboise - cdamboise@high5adventure.org Lisa Hunt - lhunt@h…
 
It never occurred to our guest, Jeanene Dutt, that a book she read as part of her doctoral program would massively impact her life. She got a copy of "Becoming Your Best" and applied the 12 principles of highly successful leaders to her personal development, losing 40 pounds and improving her personal and professional relationships in the process. …
 
Molly McGrath is the Founder of Hiring and Empowering Solutions. She sits down to talk about the importance of growing your company and some of the challenges that can prevent growth, such as looking at your PNL too much. Listen as she gives out tips on how to successfully grow your business. Takeaways: PNL is killing your growth. People focus all …
 
One of the worst mistakes we can make as leaders is retaining control. Being responsible for the outcome doesn't mean we must control everything; it's quite the opposite. The moment we learn to hand over control, we empower ourselves and our teams, and extraordinary opportunities emerge. Leading without thinking of handing over control buys excelle…
 
Mark Suroviec (WorkPlay Solutions) joins Phil to discuss; - Finding joy in creating team experiences - The right time to try a new activity - Staying curious in our industry Learn more about Mark - workplaysolutions.com Listen to his podcast - WorkPlay Solutions Podcast Connections before Content - Virtual Workshop - Thursday March 10th - 3:30 - 5:…
 
As Beijing hosts the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, feeling the Olympic spirit hovering around is inevitable. The athletes who spend four years training to compete for a couple of minutes, in some cases just seconds, are, at minimum, inspiring. The phrase "Citius, Altius, Fortius" pronounced by the Dominican priest Henri Didon before a school competiti…
 
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