Hope for the Introvert

Hope for the Introvert

A series of conversations with and about introverted leaders, their strengths, and how they apply them in the workplace and other parts of life.... Show More

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July 24, 2020 34 min

Episode 034 Show Notes: Victoria Lioznyansky Introduction Victoria Lioznyansky and Ben Woelk discuss public speaking for introverts and the secret to being a great presenter. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Public speaking for introverts Secrets to being a good presenter Introvert strengths and presentations Brilliant Speakers Academy Quotable As introverts, we have a lot of strengths,

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Episode 033 Show Notes: Victoria Lioznyansky Introduction Victoria Lioznyansky and Ben Woelk discuss starting a small business as an introvert, discussing her experiences with Nutty Scientists of Houston and the Brilliant Speakers Academy. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Building a business takes passion, skill, and discipline Introverts can be good at consultative sales STEAM or STEM-A

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Episode 032 Show Notes: Eeshita Grover Introduction Eeshita Grover and Ben Woelk discuss leveraging your introvert strengths in the workplace as a manager and to advance in your career. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Introverts have a heightened sense of empathy Introverts are analytical and process information internally, and often longer Introverts can appear to be

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Episode 031 Show Notes: Eeshita Grover Introduction Eeshita Grover and Ben Woelk discuss the need to get out of your bubble to achieve your aspirations, the best placement of techcomm teams, and working in an open office setting. LinkedIn Email Key concepts Open workspace environments can be challenging for introverts Technical writers and engineers work

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Episode 030 Show Notes: Andrea Childress Introduction Andrea Childress and Ben Woelk discuss women in IT and Information Security leadership in Higher Education, her Women in Security panel presentation at the EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference, and strategies for overcoming the leadership gender gap. Note: Andrea is now UNK Chief Information Officer and University of Nebraska

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Episode 029 Show Notes: Andrea Childress Introduction Andrea Childress and Ben Woelk discuss building social skills as an introvert, networking, and the importance of mentoring. Note: Andrea is now UNK Chief Information Officer and University of Nebraska Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services . LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts You can improve social skills

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Episode 028 Show Notes: Megan Mack Introduction Megan Mack and Ben Woelk discuss the importance of improvisation exercises for introverts and building communication skills. Twitter Email Key concepts Improvisation skills help introverts Improv is about listening and reacting Introverts can be amazing improv facilitators Ben’s Introverts and Leadership class includes an improvisation workshop Mirroring helps

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Episode 027 Show Notes: Megan Mack Introduction Megan Mack and Ben Woelk talk about empathy, meaningful discourse and countering hate speech, not being the loudest voice in the room, and trusting your instincts. Twitter Email Key concepts Producing a WXXI radio program Advantages of not being the loudest voice in the room Turned your internal

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Episode 026 Show Notes: Ben Woelk Introduction Ben Woelk shares his article, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road: A Leadership Journey to the Emerald City.” Ben discusses the leadership lessons from the journey for the Scarecrow, a Rational leader, the Tin Woodman, an Idealist leader, and the Lion, an Artisan leader.   Key concepts The Wizard of

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Episode 025 Show Notes: Gabby Pascuzzi Introduction Gabby Pascuzzi and Ben Woelk talk about Survivor, being vulnerable with your emotions, leaning in to who you are, and the need for authenticity in the workplace. Twitter Key concepts Scary challenges show you what you’re capable of. We are prone to underestimating ourselves. You have to embrace

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Episode 024 Show Notes: Gabby Pascuzzi Introduction Gabby Pascuzzi and Ben Woelk talk about the importance of vulnerability and openness in the workplace, empathy, and leaning into weakness. Twitter Key concepts Remote work can be challenging because so much of communication is non verbal. Vulnerability and openness can be a strength When you lean into

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Episode 023 Show Notes: Tara Hughes Introduction Tara Hughes and Ben Woelk talk about impostor syndrome. and her presentation at the 2019 EDUCAUSE Security Professionals Conference. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts A presentation can be a self improvement project Being vulnerable as a presenter can help the audience connect with you Even experts can struggle

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Episode 022 Show Notes: Tara Hughes Introduction Tara Hughes and Ben Woelk talk about their unexpected career paths as introverts with non-technical backgrounds working in Information Technology. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts Emergency hires that become permanent positions INFJ and managing students Physical exercise and processing the day Imposter Syndrome and panic attacks Quotable My

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Episode 021 Show Notes: Marcy Phelps Introduction Marcy Phelps and Ben Woelk talk about how knowing introvert strengths empowers introverted leaders. LinkedIn Marcy Phelps & Associates Key concepts Serving on a non-profit board Mentoring is a great form of leadership Mentoring benefits the mentor and the mentee Start your leadership journey by starting small Quotable

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Episode 020 Show Notes: Marcy Phelps Introduction Marcy Phelps and Ben Woelk talk about how she’s designing her career as a PI around her introversion, and networking at conferences. LinkedIn Marcy Phelps & Associates Key concepts Career goals may change when exposed to new options You can build a career that suits your temperament Conferences

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Episode 019 Show Notes: Melanie Seibert Introduction Melanie Seibert and Ben Woelk chat about being surprised at the insights from StrengthsFinder and other inventories, and applying these insights in the workplace. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts StrengthsFinder and other inventories You don’t always get what you want to The lingering impact of limiting statements Quotable

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Episode 018 Show Notes: Melanie Seibert Introduction Melanie Seibert and Ben Woelk chat about what it means to be a content strategist and collaboration as an introvert. LinkedIn Email Twitter Key concepts Content strategy Collaborative workspaces Creativity exercises Quotable So for an introvert, it’s really interesting to be expected to be in office during core

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Episode 017 Show Notes: Roxy Greninger Introduction Roxy Greninger and Ben Woelk discuss living a life focused on others, the impact of childhood experiences, and finally–the impetus for the Hope for the Introvert podcast. LinkedIn Email Snapchat roxyloraine Key concepts Influencers Growing up and your circle Community Being exposed to diverse people Growing up as

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Episode 016 Show Notes: Roxy Greninger Introduction Roxy Greninger and Ben Woelk discuss Roxy’s role as a culture consultant and being the brightest part of someone’s day. LinkedIn Email Snapchat roxyloraine Key concepts Changing a business culture Re-engineering content StrengthsFinder Being intentional Being the brightest spot of someone’s day Quotable You need to be intentional

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Episode 015 Show Notes: Roxy Greninger Introduction Roxy Greninger and Ben Woelk discuss Roxy’s work with Growing Your Circle and her experience at Spectrum 2018 of finding her tribe.   LinkedIn Email Snapchat roxyloraine Key concepts Grow Your Circle Outgoing introverts Unexpected benefits of attending a conference Quotable I think that people don’t always have a

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