Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends

Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends

Carole Isom-Barnes, PhD of Xperience Leadership, LLC ( leads casual, relatable and inspirational workplace conversations. Experienced guests are corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who provide advice and share knowledge to support listeners and businesses in reaching their fullest potential.


May 9, 2022 4 mins

The Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends had a diverse and amazing  group of subject matters experts this season from various locations around the world.  The listeners were privileged to hear from many who were authors and  had completed a lot of research to support their discussion. The topics were rich and engaging. The listeners commented and sent feedback to me from every continent. 

I want thank my listeners fo...

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Are you thinking about quitting your job and pursuing that great idea that has been on your mind for years? Numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that a whopping 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021, surpassing the record set in 2020 of 4.4 million.

Your podcast host, Dr. Carole Isom-Barnes, also took the leap and left her traditional job over a decade ago to pursue her entrepreneurial dream...

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April 25, 2022 31 mins

Brand expert, Sonya Barnes of Sonya Barnes International, places great emphasis on the need to develop your personal brand and not be satisfied with your default brand.  In this episode, she stresses the need to be consistent with your personal brand standards and the importance of never falling beneath  those standards regardless of the environment.  Sonya also walks us through the model of personal branding: 

  1. A = Appearance
  2. B =...
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April 4, 2022 46 mins

Author and business consultant, Michael (Chang) Wenderoth, discusses a topic that we have all experienced – office politics.  If you haven’t experienced it, you are likely to at some point in your career. He posits that we should not ignore office politics, but rather engage in it for the benefit of our careers. He refers to the management of office politics as a “legitimate skill” that must be learned in the same manner as any oth...

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Comcast President and Special Counsel to the CEO, Steve White, continues with part two of  "Navigating a Promotion and Organizational Success." In episode 2, Steve, discusses employee growth from an organizational and employee perspective. 

Organizationally, he shares how leaders can and should ensure their teams are experiencing growth, fair promotions,  and healthy cultures.  He candidly discusses the need for ...

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Steve White, President of Comcast’s West Division for eleven years, and now serving as President and special counsel to the Comcast CEO, allows us to experience his personal journey of professional successes and failures, as he climbed the corporate ladder. 

In part 1 of the podcast, he provides the listeners with tried and proven wisdom on getting promoted and understanding your "whys." He states, "If you a...

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Most leaders believe they are accountable because they are successful. Not so, says this week's guest, Michael Timms, author of "How Leaders Can Inspire Accountability: Three Habits That Make or Break Leaders and Elevate Organizational Performance."

In this episode, Michael addresses three behaviors or habits of personal accountability:

  1. not blaming,
  2. looking in the mirror, and
  3. engineering the solution

He also disc...

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February 7, 2022 38 mins

Jamie Flinchbaugh is  an author and advisor who has worked with over 300 companies around the world, including Harley-Davidson, Intel, Mars, Amazon, Crayola, Fidelity, and Whirlpool.  For three decades, he has coached at every level - from entry-level employees to experienced CEOs of multi-billion-dollar corporations.

He joins the Career Couch with a perspective on successful project management, with less emphasis on tool...

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Joining us all the way from Italy this week, is Dr. Barbara Dallay Pezze. She is an international leadership coach and speaker with 18 years of global experience inspiring  leaders and entrepreneurs to discover and reach their purpose via self-evolution. 

In this episode, Dr. Dallay Pezze explains the power we each possess and the importance of being aware of our options to have choices - especially when our circumstances ...

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January 10, 2022 44 mins

Season 4 kicks off with Mark Bobbitt and Chris Edmonds, co-authors of "Good Comes First: How Today's Leaders Create an Uncompromising  Company Culture that Doesn't Suck."

In this episode, they address how putting "good first" can impact every organizational metric and create sustainable organizational change.  They begin with a great discussion on the value of respecting employees and transit...

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January 10, 2022 1 min

Welcome to Season 4 of the Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends.  Be prepared to enjoy subject matter expert advice and opinions from authors, consultants, leaders and researchers from all around the world this season on workplace and organizational issues. As always, we have new topics and new guests - please enjoy!

I look forward to you joining us every other Monday for a new episode!

Dr. Carole Isom-Barne...

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November 3, 2021 4 mins

This third season was all about you and your well-being as we had amazing episodes with dynamic guests and topics. I want to thank you, listeners, for tuning in each week. I also want to thank my guests and friends who took the time to serve as co-leads and share their diverse expertise and knowledge: 

  • Dr. Joe Grasso, clinical psychologist
  • Ms. Chris Bush, Homeland Security expert and private investigator
  • Dr. Rob Fazio, clinical ps...
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November 1, 2021 40 mins

Tracy Litt is a proven powerhouse of transformation. As a certified leadership expert, mindset coach, and spiritual advisor (and licensed hypnotherapist) , she helps people across the globe to break the patterns that bind them so they can become the highest versions of themselves. As founder of The Litt Factor, a personal growth and coaching company, she reaches people through private coaching, group programs, immersive workshops &...

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October 18, 2021 36 mins

"Own it. Love it. Make it Work."  This is the title of the new book from productivity expert/consultant and best-selling author, Carson Tate. Carson takes  the listeners on a transformational journey in owning  one's career and making any job work.

She walks us through four doors: door #1- escaping, door #2 - remaining in misery, door #3 - leaving the 9-5 and becoming an entrepreneur,  or door #4 - owning i...

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Dr.  Randy Cook, a well-respected clinician with four decades as a surgeon, educator and organizational leader, gifts the listeners with his wisdom and insight in many areas. Dr. Cook also serves as a professional coach with MD Coaches, a company dedicated to coaching and empowering physicians to achieve their best version of themselves.  In this episode, he addresses: 

  • his late-in-career professional failure as a practitioner
  • hi...
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September 27, 2021 44 mins

Dr. Karen Geiger of Karen Geiger & Associates, consults with organizations and individuals to create awareness on the issue of white privilege, implement change and alter the race narrative.  In this episode she addresses: 

  • her personal journey  with race and how she became comfortable with her own white privilege
  • social identity and race
  • the need to reframe white identity
  • the significance of changing white people's level ...
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September 13, 2021 38 mins

Transitioning to Your Dream Job continues with part 2 and an inspiring and realistic conversation with Ms. Wanda Pierce. Wanda leveraged her successful corporate America experiences with Mobil, Johnson & Johnson and Merck, to transition to her dream roles in the area of philanthropy.

She is the business owner of Pierce Consulting Works, LLC, which provides interim CEO services for non-profits in the midst of change a...

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September 6, 2021 32 mins

Chief inspiration officer and coach, Tony Martignetti joins the Career Couch in Part 1 of a series on "Transitioning to Your Dream Job." He discusses how he transitioned from a career in finance and strategy and a passion for art,  to one where he guides leaders who are ready to transition to their fullest potential.  He also provides advice and  strategies to maneuver  you closer to you dream job.

Tony leaves us...

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August 23, 2021 42 mins

Dr. Edward Brodkin and therapist Ashley Pallathra are the leading experts on human connection. In this episode, they discuss their co-authored new book, Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections, which is based upon years of research and identifies "attunement" as a practice to create deeper levels of connection. 

They address: 

  • the importance of "attunement" and how this practice ...
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August 9, 2021 42 mins

Dr. Rob Fazio, a licensed psychologist, crisis consultant and executive advisor, speaks on the topic of Coping and Growing During a Crisis. He shares his personal  story (of coping through the pandemic and losing his father in the 9/11 tragedy) to support listeners in understanding that crisis is a part of life that requires preparation and growth. He also addresses:

  • how to prepare for a crisis and mental toughness
  • how to take co...
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