Author: Genein Letford

Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Empathy drives so many of our decisions, especially our creative thinking. Dr. Joe discusses the importance of building empathy in leadership and why it is a critical component of Intercultural Creativity® and Prismatic Leadership. Joe Pazmany, Ed. D., CEO of Innovade Inc., Professor of Leadership Studies at Chapman University To learn more, visit: https://caffestrategies.com/ Listen to more episodes on Mission Matters: https://missionmatters.com/author/genein-letford/

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify We are whole beings. So in order for people to thrive, their whole selves need to be attended to. This includes our mental health, which is a top concern for the workplace. It is also a large concern for our creative health as well. Terence Tillman is a thought leader and coach in the areas of mental health, men’s emotional regulation and human development. With a charismatic presence in the world of podcasting, Terence leverages the medium to spark conversations that inspire change. Through “Conversations Of The Heart”, Terence engages listeners in meaningful dialogues about mental health, personal development,…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Since people are living and working longer there is a multiple generational overlap in our workforce. The way members of various generations learn, interact, respond to challenges and create changes. In this podcast episode, Genein Letford invites her former elementary students, who are now in their early 20’s, to talk about the changes in the workforce, their workforce focus and the discussion on generational leadership. They also discuss how their formative years helped shape their adult mindset on leadership, networking and taking risks. Kenia Ventura is a second year at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo pursuing Business Administration, and…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify How did self imposed mute Tori Danner, who grew up in the Middle East, turn out to be a Hollywood actress who regularly appears on television? Tori shares her dynamic story of the uncovering of hidden potential. Genein highlights the gems of her story and shows how leaders can pull out the hidden talents and gifts of their team members through highlighting how it happened in Tori’s journey. Laugh, cry, and listen in to see how you can increase your creative leadership and observational skills. Tori Danner, a graduate of the MFA Acting program in CalArts, is an LA…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify AI is here and we believe it can help us be more efficient, more creative and get more work done. Jennifer shares how AI is helping industries across sectors as well as in her industry of healthcare reporting. She’s not talking about AI replacing humans but helping humans do their job better and with more efficiency so humans can do what makes us human; create, connect and contribute. With 20 years of experience in tech, media, marketing and public relations, Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and leadership helping brands grow to their highest potential utilizing her experience…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Who controls your narrative? Is it you? Or is it an external force? Narrative is more powerful than stats and creating your narrative is an essential part of creating your future. I sat with the brilliant Shawn Dove who published ‘I Too Am America’ and is here to talk about the importance about the brilliance of black contributors to the American story and why it is important to us all to create and share our story. Shawn Dove’s leadership mission mantra is “there is no cavalry coming to save the day in our communities. We are the iconic leaders…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Your body is an instrument of thought. Top leaders understand how to connect with their body, listen to their body and control their body for optimal leadership and personal success.  Today we have top thought leader and doctor in somatics, Dr. Robyn Tiger who is discussing why it is important to get reconnected to our bodies. Her work greatly aligns with CAFFE’s NeuroSomatic Creativity®’s belief that we need to better link our mind, body, brain and spirit to have the best chance for a life well lived. Robyn Tiger, MD, DipABLM is a double board-certified physician in Diagnostic Radiology…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify What is proximal Leadership? You’ll find out today! Emotional intelligence affects leadership and is needed for team creativity. Kristen is a thought leader in the area of ERG support, leadership and organizational strategy in healthcare and other industries. She is also a top CAFFE facilitator in Prismatic Leadership and Intercultural Creativity. Listen in for great strategies to empower your leaders and team members for internal and external success! Kristen Isaac, MPH, Founder and CEO at Project Solved and Organizational Change Management Consultant. Kristen has nearly ten years of experience in project/program management. She has a background in business operations…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Have you ever wondered where the foundations of creativity and leadership are built? It might be earlier than you thought! The foundations of all learning are built during the incredible first 1000 days of life. Finding out about the impact of these vital early days transformed today’s guest, Clare Stead’s career took her from working with primary-aged children to building the Oliiki app for parents and parents-to-be from conception to two. She’s building the leaders of tomorrow. During our chat we’ll discuss why you might want to be more focused on supporting your parents and parents-to-be in your workplace…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Today’s prismatic leader is a leader that understands their inner game. They are strong in self awareness, emotional regulation, meta-cognition and interoception, which is the ability to understand your body’s internal signals. Who knew that poetry was an effective way to build these skills? And it’s now proven by neuroscience! Nationally recognized poet and author, Peter Kahn is a national thought leader on using poetry to build these internal leadership skills. A founding member of the London poetry collective Malika’s Kitchen, he co-founded the London Teenage Poetry Slam and, as a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths-University of London, created the…

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Subscribe: iTunes / Spotify Today’s prismatic leader is a leader that understands their inner game. They are strong in self awareness, emotional regulation, meta-cognition and interoception, which is the ability to understand your body’s internal signals. Who knew that poetry was an effective way to build these skills? And it’s now proven by neuroscience! Nationally recognized poet and author, Peter Kahn is a national thought leader on using poetry to build these internal leadership skills. A founding member of the London poetry collective Malika’s Kitchen, he co-founded the London Teenage Poetry Slam and, as a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths-University of London, created the…

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