Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends

Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends

Carole Isom-Barnes, PhD of Xperience Leadership, LLC (www.XperienceLeadership.com) 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.

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January 10, 2022 44 min

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 transition to making re...

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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-Barnes can be reached at ...

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November 3, 2021 4 min

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 psycho...
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    November 1, 2021 40 min

    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 min

    "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 it, loving it ...

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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
  • his ca...
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    September 27, 2021 44 min

    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 of aw...
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    September 13, 2021 38 min

    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 and the pro...

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    September 6, 2021 32 min

    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 with some t...

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    August 23, 2021 42 min

    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 can improve person...
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    August 9, 2021 42 min

    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 contro...
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    August 2, 2021 20 min

    Host of the Career Couch with Dr. Carole  and Friends, Carole Isom-Barnes, takes the mic solo (no guests or friends) in this episode to address quitting your job due to workplace stress. 

    Focus is on three major areas of consideration  - financial, professional, and emotional - to support employees as they contemplate abruptly leaving their employer. 



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    Trained in homeland security and forensics, and now serving as a workplace violence consultant via her company, Blue Line Security Services, Chris Bush returns for part two of the discussion on workplace violence. In this episode she addresses actions you should take if you are a victim of workplace violence and how every organization: 

  • needs a workplace violence plan, policies, training and communication that cascades down from sen...
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    Chris Bush, trained in homeland security, forensics  (and more)  has an extensive background as a security expert in various capacities: private investigator, law enforcement officer and most important to this podcast episode, as a workplace violence consultant.  She discusses workplace violence, in part 1,  in a straight-forward, hold no punches manner.

    Chris  identifies workplace violence in ways you may not have previously consi...

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    Clinical psychologist and senior workforce director of mental health, Dr. Joe Grasso, continues the mental health discussion in Part 2  of this episode. He discusses:

  • the role everyone has in de-stigmatizing mental health and challenging misconceptions
  • the significance of businesses placing mental health on the radar and going beyond webinars
  • how to support employees
  • how to create a more mentally healthy workforce to build resiliency a...
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    July 5, 2021 1 min

    Welcome to Season 3 of the Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends! You asked for it and you got it - topics that are on your mind, right now. Season 3 is based off of the feedback I received from you in Season 2. We are introducing all new friends and guests, starting with Dr. Joe Grasso, clinical psychologist and senior director of workforce mental health at Lyra. 

    I look forward to you joining us each Monday for a new episode.

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    Season 3 kicks off with Dr. Joe Grasso, clinical psychologist and senior director of workforce mental health at Lyra Health. He provides insight in episode 1 on:

  • how to prepare managers to be more aware of emotional distress
  • how far organizations and leaders should go to address mental health with employees
  • the ways in which educational content has changed to support employees with specific needs (i.e., parental, race-based stress)
  • how...
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    April 12, 2021 4 min

    Thank you listeners for taking the  time to return to Season 2, which was even more robust than Season 1.  I especially want to thank my guests for taking the time to share their knowledge and wisdom: 

  • Ms. Liz Kislik , Management Consultant, Liz Kislik Associates
  • Dr. Brian Kropp, Chief of HR Research, Gartner
  • Dr. Kori Diehl, Consultant
  • Dr. Daniel Kim, Director of People and Culture, Raindrop
  • Dr. Alexis Carreiro, Consultant and podcast h...
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    The recent death of George Floyd and the current trial of Derek Chauvin, the accused ex-officer facing charges for his death, conjures uncomfortable emotions and images for most. 

    Host of the Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends, Carole Isom-Barnes, goes solo in this episode - no friends. She offers her perspective and creates awareness on the cost of poor leadership, such as that which was demonstrated in the George Floyd vi...

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    March 29, 2021 26 min

    Dr. Alexis Carreiro, host of  the "Fun with Failure" podcast,  returns with part 2 of this discussion on "Failing Forward." She offers her perspective on how to identify your why as you manage the four stages of failure and also provides suggestions on how to respect the process of success.

    You can learn more about Dr. Carreiro and her work at The PitchProf.com and funwithfailure.com. 

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