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Inside LaunchStreet with Tamara Ghandour

This human-centered innovation podcast will resonate with those that recognize that being more innovative is their ticket to reaching their full human potential. Tamara removes the traps holding you back and gives you a new framework to unlock your innovation advantage. A combination mindset, tangible tools, insightful deep dives, and research based on Tamara's proprietary Innovation Quotient Edge (IQE) assessment Tamara Ghandour brings a fresh perspective to innovation - one that will help you be a strong innovator and confident leader. As the author of Innovation Is Everybody's Business , founder of the Everyday Innovators Tribe and the creator of the Innovation Quotient Edge assessment, Tamara makes innovation accessible to all of us in this conversational style podcast.
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Now displaying: March, 2021
Mar 30, 2021

Vulnerability is often cited as a key factor in deeper connections and open communication. Yet, after a year of working virtually, it can feel like real communication and connections being lost, and in addition to that, the concept of vulnerability has changed and left us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Hilary Blair, an expert in the area of communication, joins me to talk about the downsides of vulnerability, and what we can do to adapt.

Hilary Blair is the CEO, Founder, and Lead Coach at ARTiculate Real and Clear, an arts-based communications firm that helps professionals fine-tune their communication. Hilary is a former actor, and is obsessed with communication and human connection, particularly in terms of executive presence, from one-to-one and team communication, to facilitation and storytelling. She focuses on helping people show up and be present, be seen, and be heard, using the techniques of the performing arts.

How does feeling like we’re losing real communication and connection play out in the workplace? Hilary sheds light on some of the pressures and challenges of vulnerability and how we navigate that in the workplace, as well as how we can reframe vulnerability as availability to maintain clear boundaries. She also has some great insights around how we as leaders can drive the transition to availability, addressing the elephants in the room, and balancing vulnerability, availability, and transparency in this virtual world.

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Canva

Hilary Blair on LinkedIn

ARTiculate Real & Clear

ClubHouse

Brené Brown

Receiving Feedback Well: Boundaries and Clarity

Mar 26, 2021

Do you have a problem that keeps rearing its ugly head? No matter how many times you solve it, it just won't go away? Or do you have a task that's been on your to-do list for months, even years, yet never gets completed? And, not completing it is causing wasted time, energy and effort? The issue you face isn't the problem or the task, it's the size.  When what you face is too big, your brain can't wrap its head around it. Your actions can't catch up with the effort it would take to get to completion. Today, we are going to talk about how to identify if size if your issue and how to break it down so you can finally get unstuck and move the needle forward. I'll give you a hint, the magic number is 10. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Big Ideas Innovation Challenge - Begins April 5th

Innovation Assessment - IQE

Hoka One One

Mar 23, 2021

One of the things we don’t talk enough about is money. However, money and financial intelligence can push us forward or hold us back from reaching our goals. Why? Money and the way we think about money tends to control and cloud our emotions, as well as influence how we go through the day, and having a handle on it can help open up new paths for yourself. Henry Daas, Financial Intelligence guru, joins me on the podcast to give us some insights and tips into understanding our money.

Henry Daas is a serial entrepreneur who started his first business in 1991 as an Apple reseller. Today, he is an entrepreneurial coach who does one-to-one coaching for $1 million to $10 million businesses via Zoom, in addition to running a 20-week financial literacy course that covers all the need-to-know aspects of financial intelligence from your first savings bond to your last will and testament. He is also the author of FQ: Financial Intelligence where he shares many basics of money, mindset, and more.

Why do people often avoid understanding or talking about money? Money is a hugely emotional topic, and it has a lot to do with mindset and psychology. Henry shares more about the psychology behind money and some of the things that work against us. We also dig into how to manage a money mindset when our reality may be starkly different, the importance of sitting down and really looking at your finances, as well as risk tolerance and where emotions fit in in financial intelligence (hint: they don’t). Henry has a lot of insights and tips that will help you get on the journey of being more confident with your money, so be sure to tune in.

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

The Pattern App

Henry Daas

FQ: Financial Intelligence, by Henry Daas

FQ 20-Week Course

Berkshire Hathaway

Dr. Alex Elder

Million Dollar Listing New York

Big Money Energy, by Ryan Serhant

 

Mar 19, 2021

There are a million change models out there...and most of them don't work. As I discuss in this quick rant podcast, they fail because of two simple reasons. First, "models" are point-in-time exercises, and second, they are missing the most important element, the contribution roadmap. This is the why, what and how your teams contribute to the change. How they make a meaningful difference and support the bigger vision. This matters up, down and sideways on the organizational ladder and is often the first to be overlooked. Hence, failure. 

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Big Ideas Innovation Challenge

 

Mar 16, 2021

What do the Ironman Triathlon and life have in common? A lot, it turns out, and there are so many lessons we can take away from the Ironman competition that also apply to life. When I decided to try my hand at the Ironman Triathlon, all my research led to Dave Scott, six-time Champion of Ironman Hawaii who is the Ironman Hall of Fame. Dave started doing triathlons in 1976, and first competed in Ironman Hawaii in 1978. He won six times in the ’80s, came in 2nd thrice as well, and finally ended his Ironman career in 1996.

The Ironman Triathlon is not a short race — it takes stamina and mental fortitude, in addition to physical strength and conditioning to complete it, much less win. To me, this is a great analogy for life — which is why Dave’s lessons from his experiences with the Ironman Triathlon are so relevant. Dave and I discuss why we need more than motivation to do something tough and succeed over and over again, and dissect the definition of failure. Dave shares some of his strategies for getting over the fear of failure (hint: Recognize that it's mostly in your head!).

We also explore why changing your perspective on obstacles is key to tackling them — and how Dave does it, as well as how to avoid letting external conditions dictate how you behave and perform. Dave also has some insights on the importance of being spontaneous, and why worrying about things that haven’t even happened yet can be a huge hindrance.

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Dave Scott

Train with Dave (Training Program)

Ask The Man

Ironman

Hoka One-One Shoes

Mark Allen, Ironman Triathlete

Mar 9, 2021

Whether you're in the food business or not, disruption and thinking differently in an industry that has been the same for a while is something that applies to all of us. Drew Munro is someone with a passion, and a vision of disrupting the food category but not in the way we're used to — all because he saw a need in the market that wasn’t being fulfilled — and he joins me on the podcast to share his journey of approaching a traditional industry from a new angle.

Drew Munro is the Co-Founder and CEO of UpMeals, a Canadian food technology startup that's on a mission to make healthy food accessible 24/7 through technology. UpMeals focuses on providing customers with healthy food through customized smart vending machines that are powered by great management software.

Drew has a background as a professional chef, but how did the intersection of food and technology come together for him? He shares more about his journey to starting UpMeals, and the innovative business model of the company that helps provide customization for each client while scaling up. Drew also shares insights about how he framed the value proposition of UpMeals to prospective clients and adapted its positioning in light of the pandemic. We also dig into breaking into a competitive landscape, dealing with a steep learning curve in customers, and Drew’s vision for the future of healthy food and the role technology will play in it.

 

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

IQE Assessment

Drew Munro

UpMeals

UpMeals on Instagram

Kodiak Power Cakes

Online Innovation Academy

 

Mar 5, 2021

Why do the innovation & creativity "experts" make it seem like being in "flow" or achieving "peak performance" is a magical accident that only a few ever access? Because it makes them feel special and worth their overly priced fees. But they aren't worth it and flow isn't a magical accident. In fact it's something you can activate any time you need it. In this episode I talk about how you can get into flow: that place of peak performance, all engines firing, you lose track of time. 

Mentioned In This Episode: 

IQE Assessment

FocusAtWill

Mar 2, 2021

There’s no denying that Amazon has changed the way we live. It’s not just about the ease and convenience of buying things on Amazon that I’m talking about — Amazon, as a company, has completely changed our perceptions about shopping online, and elevated customer expectations. That’s why it’s so important for us to understand Amazon, regardless of where you’re coming from, and Jenna Lieber is just the expert with insights about Amazon you need to hear from.

Jenna Lieber is the Client Service Director at Turnkey Product Management, an all-inclusive Amazon marketing agency. She started working at Turnkey as Client Manager from its inception and has worked across different categories and brands. Today, Jenna oversees all the services offered, including full-service management, inner circle coaching, and PPC management, and she has some insights on what it takes to be successful on Amazon.

One of the reasons why Amazon is so important to businesses, especially those just starting, out is the market and customer base that already exists on Amazon. It’s ripe with opportunity if you know how to tap into it. Jenna shares her insights into one of the largest search engines in the world and how the pandemic has changed people's perceptions, expectations, and relationships with Amazon and increased their reliance on it. We also dig into mistakes people make when trying to sell on Amazon, what businesses can do to stand out from the competition in a highly saturated marketplace like Amazon, and more.

If you are ready to:

  • get buy-in from key decision-makers on your next big idea

  • be a high-impact, high-value member that ignites change

  • foster a culture of innovation where everyone on your team is bringing innovative ideas that tackle challenges and seize opportunities…

Join us on LaunchStreet — gotolaunchstreet.com

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Basecamp

Jenna Lieber

TurnKey Product Management

TurnKey Product Management Schedule Session with Amazon Experts

TurnKey Product Management on Facebook

 

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