Grow Forward Today

Grow Forward Today

The Grow Forward Today podcast is about inspiring you with practical mindsets, toolsets, and skillsets to grow forward on your personal leadership development journey. The podcast aligns with Growing Forward Service’s vision statement: to kick-start and inspire the leader inside everyone to exponentially grow in their skills, intentionally live by their values and passionately make a greater difference in the world. Whether it’s through solo hosted episodes or expert guest interview episodes, one growth proficiency will be discussed in a way that lends itself to doable action steps for instant application. You’ll hear topics from living from your core values to how to initiate difficult conversations to maintaining solid boundaries to energy management to get your most important priorities accomplished. Listen for new episodes of Grow Forward Today, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

Episodes

December 27, 2022 60 min
Paul and Jerome discuss who Apex leaders are, and their struggles to be the same person at work as they are at home. After directing them to look at their programming from the past, Jerome helps those leaders move from financial freedom to significance, and to do so while managing stress well (There's less burnout when you are passionate about work!). He works with clients to get clear and prosper in their self-image, their rel...
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Paul and Lindsey discuss how books have transformed her life, and have the power to open up possibilities. She realized she could utilize her skills in marketing with the need of authors to promote their books, alongside her faith values. Lindsey explains her high-touch philosophy of business and how thorough she and her team are in learning about the author and their goals, as well as auditing the author's marketing personali...
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Paul and Laurie discuss how aspiring leaders need to say YES to opportunities to speak whenever possible because leadership is language, and used the right way, that language builds influence. Laurie mentions how your worth is not what you know but who you are; so, it's important to get clearer on that. She promotes self-awareness, especially receiving feedback through assessments and 360-degree reviews. And when a leader learn...
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Paul does a solo episode on self-awareness of the animal personality styles: the lion, otter, golden retriever, and beaver. This quick assessment can be found on the home page of his web site: www.growingforwardservices.net He talks about how to size up the 4 styles quickly in order to custom-communicate with each style. And he discusses how to dial up your personality strengths and how to dial down your personality weaknesses.
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Paul and Ryan discuss Ryan's super-connector talent, as he's always on the lookout to resource whoever he is with. Ryan says that prioritization is the key to everything when it comes to time management. He encourages ways to reduce the randomness in your schedule, holding to healthy time boundaries, and developing your ideal week to establish the best flow for your productivity. When it comes to wellness, he touts sleep, h...
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Paul and Mitch discuss Mitch's life mantra of inspiring people to live deeper, more meaningful lives. They talk about having a beginner's mindset, and how leaders listen to the stories of others. Mitch believes that leaders must give the permission to succeed to their people, and and that leads to high performance, ultimate satisfaction, and sustainability. When you invest in your people, you communicate your care for them....
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November 15, 2022 60 min
Paul and Stephanie discuss what shapes us, and how she encourages possibility thinking, moving around hurdle, and controlling your response to what life throws at you. Stephanie explains how her book Color Today Pretty came into being and the perspectives readers will find inside. She reinforces that the biggest shifts can come from the smallest moments, and how words change lives. Listen for the Brownie Principle, and how she def...
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Paul and Laura chat about Laura's expertise in productivity, starting with her skills and hacks in Outlook and OneNote. She utilizes a Productivity Chain assessment to find where the weak links in a person's chain are, and then partners with them on the one with the biggest payoff, which often revolve around decision-making, boundaries, goal-setting/prioritization, and task/project management. And she encourages a Daily Act...
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Paul and Stan discuss Stan's background and the turns his life made that led him to performance coaching and broadcasting, including some scars that led to stars. The two also chat about Quiet Quitting and false starts. Stan encourages telling a story vs giving an elevator pitch, and how we need the mindset of spiritual beings having a human experience. He wraps up with explaining how to be a world-class entrepreneur.
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Paul does a solo episode on upping your confidence and courage. He shares about believing in yourself (how to strengthen your core), expanding your network (who to hang out with), and taking a baby step, opening your wings, and going all-in (burning the boats).
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Paul and Hope discuss her specialty as a professor, speaker and author: leadership--and how it's not one-size-fits-all, but a cultivation of one's unique gifts. They talk about how common sense isn't common practice, and that the #1 reason people leave their job is because of bad leaders. Hope shares her Lead with LOVE methodology: Listening ear, Objective mind, Versatile attitude, and Empathetic heart. She emphasizes h...
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October 4, 2022 60 min
Paul and Blaine discuss why he is branded the Chief Results Officer and Day Ahead Specialist, as well as why he named his company Selfluence. Since Blaine facilitates many mastermind and accountability groups, they talk about the power of being in a group and checking in regularly with other professionals. Blaine shares about how to start a habit in 21 seconds, not 21 days, his PDF (Plan/Delegate/Focus) framework for personal produ...
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September 27, 2022 60 min
Paul and Michele chat about Michele's unique approach to life coaching as a certified Intuitive Relationship and Soul Coach. They discuss who extra-sensitive Empaths are, and what personal power is (the magic of you). Michele discusses her SOUL philosophy of Surrender, Oneness, Understanding, and Leaning In. And she asserts that Triggers are Torches and that your wound cracks the glo-stick, allowing for something beautiful to e...
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Paul and Caelan discuss how Caelan's life has always been about play and games as an invitation to joy and collaboration and relationship-building. Caelan describes his digital nomad lifestyle and how it's ideal for his expertise in helping make virtual experiences awesome. He shares what a personal platform is, whether it's a showroom, stage, or stadium you are looking to stand on for your message or sales. Caelan plug...
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Paul and Arron discuss Arron's leadership education, experience and books. Then the pair delves into the importance of a healthy work culture, and how leaders set the tone for the organization and team. Yet it's everyone's responsibility to influence the work culture, and its payoff is increased productivity among many other benefits. Agility and engagement are two other topics that round out the episode.
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Paul and Rob talk about Rob's background in entertainment, from early days at Disneyland's trams to starting a DJ business to the current ways he helps companies through his keynote speaking, game show hosting, and emceeing--each of them adding energy to a company's people by getting them to move and to laugh--even virtually!
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Paul and Dan discuss Dan's journey in leadership that led him to his role as Chief Growth Officer of the Why Institute. He found his big WHY and now spends his time helping coaches help their clients also use the online tool to find their WHY and live into it daily. Dan shares the 9 potential WHYs and a little descriptor of each one, and how often a person's second WHY becomes their WHAT (people can count on from you).
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Paul does a solo episode on Courageous Decision-making, giving his 7 steps for making better decisions. This includes writing down the problem to be solved--and why it must be solved. He talks about determining decision filters and evaluating pros/cons, and how adding more options helps you discern the right course of action.
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Paul and Preston discuss Preston's continually-evolving entrepreneur journey, and how he's turned losses into lessons. They talk about why entrepreneurs (as well as everyone else) need a proper mindset to start and run a business, to keep the momentum shifting positively. Preston chats about his TEDx experience and his Next Level Life podcast, and how to move from unconscious reactor to conscious creator in your life. Don&...
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