Winning the Game of Work

Winning the Game of Work

Winning the Game of Work is a podcast for high-achievers who recognize that being smart and hard-working are simply table stakes in today's competitive workplace. Executive Coach, Author, and Host Terry McDougall interviews business leaders, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, authors, and thought leaders on the unwritten rules of what it takes to lead a happy and successful career. This insightful podcast continues the meaningful work that was started with the Amazon best-selling book Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms. This podcast is for anyone who wants to lead a successful career that you enjoy without losing yourself in the process.


March 20, 2023 43 min

Dr. Jennie Byrne is  Chief Patient Officer at Belong Health. She lives to connect the dots between people and ideas in new and unexpected ways. She's a clinical translator between segments of our complex health system -- clinicians, finance, operations, data, technology, research. I have strong people skills and enjoy bringing psychological savvy and EQ to complicated problems. 

Clients have called Dr. Byrne a triple...

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Dr. Jane Lovas, transformation strategist, thought leader, author, and speaker is on a mission to cause and elevate 1 million women leaders in tech by 2030.

As the founder of Lovas Consulting, she is a Consultant, Stakeholder Centered Certified Executive/Leadership Coach, Host of the Podcast Leadership Re-Imagined and creator of Clarity Focus Release™, a model to help companies grow by keeping them focused on where they want to go.


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Mira Parmar is a Career Confidence and Leadership Coach and Mindset Mentor. She is also founder of MKP Coaching. 

Female future ready leaders work with Mira to unleash their success superpower because most lack the crucial soft skills to advance in their career. She helps reassess, realign, and transform their leadership style for career progression success. 

 Before starting her business, she built her professional career managing p...

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Larry Deutsch is the CEO & Co-Founder of dvk, a boutique marketing agency in Chicago.  Their mission is to help their clients to BE BOLD in their business and brand leadership to unlock growth and move them forward with confidence and courage.  

Larry is a passionate champion of creativity, collaboration and change to drive growth.  He brings a unique perspective and mix of strategy, creativity and innovation formed over his car...

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As both a certified life coach and seasoned civil engineer with over 20 years of industry experience, Ryan’s mission is to help working professionals navigate through their struggles in both work and life.

Over his career, he worked at several engineering firms of varying sizes, ranging from as few as 30 employees to as many as 2,000. Having experienced vastly different cultures, office environments, and management styles ...

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When it comes to executive transitions, Navid Nazemian speaks with an authority that is grounded in research and complemented by authentically demonstrated experience. His ICF accredited coach education took him on a three year journey across three continents in Europe, Africa and America.

Working with 100+ C-level coaching clients worldwide, Navid distills key insights, guidance and coaching for maximizing leadership imp...

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Tracy Baldwin is an entrepreneur and an award-winning integrated marketing expert with more than twenty-five years of experience working for some of the world’s best-known brands. Her first book, Life Disrupted: Finding Your Way Forward When the World is Upside Down was published in Fall 2022, where she shares her story about how she built back better after experiencing burnout and a breakdown.

Tracy was part of the “Great...

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As a Clarity, Confidence and Happiness Coach, Christina inspires and prepares achievement-driven professionals and people-focused leaders to be more effective, courageous, intentional, and collaborative.

She lives her life chasing challenge and embracing her happiness. She designs and facilitates immersive learning experiences on many topics including: happiness, collaboration, resiliency, team building, leadership, celebr...

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John Saunders spent more than two decades as a Wall Street Senior Vice President, sales team leader, and award-winning sales executive. Followed his passion for helping others grow and founded a coaching and consulting company, Forward Advisory Solutions and published his first book, "The Optimizer, Building and Leading a Team of Serial Innovators." 

He holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M...

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If you don't like your experience, check your beliefs. There really is something to the saying, "Perception is reality." 

This is another episode featuring host Terry McDougall sharing insights from her Amazon best-selling book, Winning the Game of Work. 

Here's how you can reach host Terry McDougall:

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Genie Love is an Executive Functioning coach, equipping neurodivergent professionals with personalized tools to take control of their time and attention so they can get stuff done and achieve their goals.

Genie has been trying to figure out how to stay focused and attentive, how to decrease procrastination, how to manage “to do” lists, and generally how to get things done her entire adult life. She knows firsthand what it’s like to ...

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Beverly Price is a  life transition and empowerment coach, and provides knowledge, support, and insight to help women going through the painful challenges of major life events such as divorce, job loss, moving, substance abuse recovery and more, to move from pain and shame to self-love and contentment.

As the Host of the Her Self Expression Podcast about women’s empowerment, Beverly and her guests share steps women can ta...

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Heather Murphy is a genealogist, speaker, and host of the Stories in Our Roots podcast. With a degree in Family History – Genealogy, Heather has spent over 20 years helping people learn who they are and where they come from, performing client research and speaking around the country, including at RootsTech, the largest conference in the family history industry. Entrepreneurs and professionals hire Heather to leverage the power of t...

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Michael Steelman's experience includes over 20 years of work in higher education, alumni relations, career services, arts administration, and non-profit fundraising.

As the Director of Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks at William and Mary, he designs programs and resources to enhance the professional success of nearly 100,000 alumni globally.

As a volunteer, he is an active leader of the Al...

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Randy Hain is the founder and president of Serviam Partners ( and the co-founder of the Leadership Foundry ( With a successful 30+ year career in senior leadership roles, corporate talent and executive search, he is a sought after executive coach for senior leaders at some of the best known companies in the U.S. who are seeking candid and expert guidance on how to identify and overcome o...

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October 3, 2022 15 min

As an Executive Coach, I've noted that when many high-achievers are faced with challenges they will double down on whatever they have done habitually to achieve their current level of success. This works very well until... it doesn't... but that doesn't mean that they ease off and step back to try to figure out what to do differently. In fact, their confidence will often take a hit because they thought they had a &qu...

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I call it a Gremlin. It's that little voice in your head that provides ongoing commentary on everything you do.... criticizing, second-guessing, catastrophizing, and over all just holding you back from doing things that could be fun and make you more successful and satisfied.

In this episode, I'll provide tips on distinguishing your gremlin from your authentic inner wisdom, and how you can make friends with it i...

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Amy C. Edmondson, Ph.D. is a Novartis Professor of Leadership & Management at Harvard Business School, author of two (soon to be three with The Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well) books The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth AND Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation, co-author of Extreme Teaming, author of dozens of article...

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author & entrepreneur, "Dr. Tomas," as he is known, is an international authority in leadership assessment, people analytics, and talent management. He's the Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup and professor of business psychology at both University College London and Columbia University. His latest book, Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders (and How ...

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Alexander N. Andrews is an author, consultant, and former business executive. During his leadership career spanning 30 years to date, Alexander has often found himself swimming against the tide of poor managers and in doing so, overcame his own feelings of deflation, channeling this into creating engaging workplaces for his teams that were the envy of his colleagues. Much to his surprise, he even won awards for it! In his book, UNL...

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