Genn and Millie

Genn and Millie

A Gen-X and a Millennial share the strengths based lens through which they see the world.

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May 3, 2022 53 min

In Week 96, Genn and Millie discuss when strengths are in balance and when they are out of balance. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Think about a time when you were out of balance in your life; a difficult time, a struggle, stress, etc. Which strengths were out of balance? Which helped you get back into balance? 

 

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In Week 95, Genn and Millie continue their discussion of holistic strength definitions. They share stories, concepts, associations, and written definitions, which allow them to take a more holistic approach to their strengths. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Create a holistic definition of your strengths. Use stories, metaphors, examples, or written words to create a new definition for how your strengths are showing up in their varying facets. 

-P...

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March 21, 2022 49 min

In Week 94, Genn and Millie discuss the concept of "self-confidence". They also challenge each other to think holistically about their Gallup Strengths. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How do you define "self-confidence" in your own life? How does it show up for you at this moment?

-Take a holistic approach to your strengths. Unpack how each of your strengths manifest in full, various ways. How can they be forward-facing? Not f...

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February 2, 2022 57 min

In Week 93, Genn and Millie discuss the Yung Pueblo concept of "hurt as a map". They share the reality of relativity of hurt and trauma and how we can all reframe these experiences through the lens of resiliency. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How has hurt been a map for you? What do you think of this analogy? 

-How have or how can you reframe negative experiences or emotions through a growth/resilience lens? 

 

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January 5, 2022 63 min

In Week 92, Genn and Millie discuss the first few days of 2022. They talk about their end of year/beginning of new year rituals and their 2022 words of the year. They also contemplate the role of feedback. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How do you celebrate the new year? Do you have any rituals or traditions to close out and/or start a new year? 

-What is your word or intention for 2022? How has your word from 2021 fed into your word for 2022...

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December 13, 2021 55 min

In Week 91, Genn and Millie reflect on their 2021 Words of the Year. They share joys, challenges, and lessons learned during this past year, and future-cast to 2022. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How have you changed and grown in this past year? 

-What about this past year surprised you?

-How have your strengths influenced your intention for the year? 

 

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November 11, 2021 59 min

In Week 90, Genn and Millie find threads of serendipity between their lives. They share about moments of recognizing important people in their lives and moments of saying 'yes' to the present adventure of life. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Who have you spoken of in high regard lately? Share that you did so with them. 

-What have you said 'yes' to lately? What do you wish you would have said yes to? 

-How have these 'yes...

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October 6, 2021 59 min

In Week 89, Genn and Millie catch up after a few months. They share about their lives and how they are caring for their whole selves in these new seasons. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How have you taken care of yourself today? 

 

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August 13, 2021 36 min

In Week 88, Genn and Millie share an episode recorded during some shared windshield time. They debrief the live episode, 87, and discuss the transitions of the podcast and of life. 

 

Follow Up: 

-How have these Genn and Millie conversations sparked actions or conversations in your life?

-What questions or topics would you like to hear us discuss in future episodes? 

 

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August 3, 2021 44 min

In Week 87 host a LIVE episode at the TeamMates Annual Conference! They share about the origin of the podcast and take questions from a live audience. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Spot the strengths of the people around you. 

-Find space for meaningful conversations in your life. 

 

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June 17, 2021 52 min

In Week 86, Genn and Millie discuss the recently released State of the Global Workplace 2021 from Gallup. They talk about what a 'thriving' life looks like and utilize the 'best possible life scale' to reflect and future-cast. 

Follow Up: 

-Download and peruse Gallup's 2021 State of the Global Workplace. It can be accessed by request at https://tinyurl.com/GallupSOGW21 

-Respond to the Best Possible Life Scal...

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May 28, 2021 59 min

In Week 85, Genn and Millie continue their conversation of 'what do you love' and 'what do you need', intersected with physical space. They share about how their strengths are reflected in the tangible and intangible elements of their current containers and changing containers. 

 

Follow Up: 

-[TANGIBLE] What do you love in your physical space? What do you need in your physical space? What could you live without ...

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May 3, 2021 67 min

In Week 84, Genn and Millie harken back to some of their favorite questions. They share their responses to these questions given their current contexts and life seasons, along with their strengths and generational perspectives. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Who are you?

-What do you love?

-What do you need? 

-What is the best form of recognition for you? 

 

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April 20, 2021 48 min

An open letter to Genn and Millie Listeners.

 

1. What are your Omaha Bucket List items? How can you keep Tess accountable to celebrating? 

2. Reflect on the 5 clues to talent using the following reflection questions: 

-Yearning (pull or attraction to certain activities): (1) To what kinds of activities are you naturally drawn? (2) If you had an entire week of your calendar open up and couldn’t work on previous commitments, wha...

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April 2, 2021 45 min

In Week 82, Genn and Millie do some rapid fire questions, courtesy of Brene Brown, strengths spot themselves, and future-cast. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Rapid Fire Questions from Brene Brown:

(1) Fill in the blank: vulnerability is ____________ (2) You are called to be very brave, your fear is very real, you can feel it in your throat, what's the very first thing you do? (3) What's something that people often get wrong about you?...

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February 25, 2021 50 min

In Week 81, Genn and Millie discuss how strengths learning is a lifelong journey. They share recent revelations they've each had regarding strengths. 

 

Follow Up: 

-Which themes do you have a bias towards? 

-What is a recent revelation you've had about strengths? 

 

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February 4, 2021 38 min

In Week 80, Genn and Millie discuss changes and transitions that are occurring. They share about recent events they have experienced in a new way due to COVID-19. 

 

Follow Up: 

-What are assumptions you have made about how strengths are responding to the virtual space, social distancing, and our changed lives due to COVID-19? 

-How will you intentionally aim your strengths in preparation for the transition to a new normal?

 

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January 11, 2021 48 min

In Week 79, Genn and Millie share more about their words of the year for the 2021. They discuss their choices and the ways they aim to keep accountable to their intentions. 

 

Follow Up: 

-What is your 2021 word or intention of the year? Which of your strengths influences this word the most? 

-What does wholeness look like for you? What steps can you make towards recapturing wholeness in your life? 

-It is Birthday Month! Shar...

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December 30, 2020 54 min

In Week 78, Genn and Millie reflect on the magic they experienced this past year. They also discuss the celebration and change that comes with a new year. 

 

Follow Up: 

- Where did you see or experience magic in 2020? 

-What is one goal, word, or intention you have for 2021? 

 

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December 9, 2020 54 min

In Week 77, Genn and Millie discuss the difficult but important work of "aiming" one's strengths. They also reflect on the past year and ponder their words of the year. 

 

Follow Up: 

- What is going on in your life right now or in the coming week? Where can you intentionally apply your strengths? 

-If you could choose your 2020 word of the year again, would you? Have you ever or would you ever repeat a word of the ...

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