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Janet interviews with business leaders who take a mindful approach to life and work. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support


Say What You Mean- Oren Jay Sofer on #MindfulSocial
Dec 3 • 58 min
If you are wanting to bring empathy forward and open to clearer communication with others, listen to this week’s guest on Mindful Social, Oren Jay Sofer, author of Say what you Mean- A Mindful Guide to Nonviolent Communication. You’re going to love this…
Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to Bigger Profits and a Better Life. #MindfulSocial with Michael Brenner
Oct 25 • 29 min
Michael Brenner shares with us what’s really at the root of being disengaged and miserable in our jobs, and spoiler alert, sometimes it’s US, our attitude, expectations or even our victim mindset. Get the book today : Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads…
Maria Ross The Empathy Edge: Harnessing the Value of Compassion as an Engine for Success
Oct 22 • 38 min
Maria helps us see what makes people successful is not just the most intelligent person in the room, Not necessarily the best concepts, but the teams who have the best soft skills, the best collaboration, empathy and how we are starting to see more data…
Relationships first - Mindful Social with Bryan Kramer
Aug 14 • 31 min
On the show this week is Bryan Kramer. We’ve been friends for years, and seen the changes in social media marketing from what used to be seen as a marketing tool to people actually want to communicate with each other, and how moving from the hustle of a…
Mindful Social with Molly Cantrell-Kraig
Jul 10 • 30 min
My guest on Mindful Social this week is Molly Cantrell-Kraig. Boy, does this woman have a story! She’s been through the wringer a few times in her life, yet she’s managed to do so much more than survive, she’s thrived. Her new book Circuit Train Your…
Work doesn’t have to suck- #MindfulSocial with Jason Lauritsen
Jun 27 • 44 min
When you ask someone their experience in the world of work, what kind of stories do you hear? Many of us go to work and come home feeling stressed, less than enough, exhausted. Friday is looked forward to. Monday? Not so much. I really enjoyed chatting…
Bruce McIntyre on Parkinson’s, Caregiving, and Self-care
May 23 • 39 min
This chat with Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of topics, from his personal journey as a caregiver for his wife with Parkinson’s disease to serving as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. He’s been through quite a lot on this…
Power Your Tribe - MindfulSocial with Christine Comaford
Mar 22 • 38 min
This week on Mindful Social I talk with Christine Comaford about her newest book: Power Your Tribe. The book hits home on a lot of levels, particularly when we’re talking about creating a safe space for growth, energy, and creativity in the workplace.…
Entrepreneurship and Transforming Your Business to Wellness. #MindfulSocial with Heidi Sloss
Mar 12 • 39 min
This week I’m speaking with Heidi Sloss, another entrepreneur who has also made some major changes in her life and work. She’s taken her experiences owning several businesses and feeling “stuck” and rigid in her life, now she’s on a new career path, one…
Compassion in the Workplace with Immanual Joseph
Feb 11 • 36 min
This week I’m talking with Immanual Joseph, PhD, about compassion. In the workplace, at home, for others and for ourselves. On the podcast, Immanual said: “Courage is fierce. In the workplace it involves standing up to popular opinion, Standing up to your…
7 Practices of a Mindful Leader #MindfulSocial with Marc Lesser
Feb 6 • 35 min
In his new book, “Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen” Marc offers an essential guide for leaders of all types, shapes and sizes. Whether you are leading a corporation, a classroom, a family or a country,…
Forgive for Good #MindfulSocial with Fred Luskin
Jan 26 • 32 min
If you think forgiveness is all about letting someone off the hook? You’re wrong. And I forgive you! Find out what it really is in this MindfulSocial chat with Dr. Fred Luskin. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
You, Me, Empathy, MindfulSocial with Non Wels
Jan 2 • 51 min
This was a very special episode with Non Wels, creator of the You, Me, Empathy podcast. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Dr. Rick Hanson - Changing Our Brain by Absorbing the Good
Dec 3, 2018 • 52 min
This week I talk with Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about learning to actually change the structure of our brain through positive neuroplasticity and ways we can learn from our experiences to have more well-being, happiness and emotional balance in our lives. —-…
You Are Enough
Nov 5, 2018 • 4 min
That feeling of not being good enough, not worthy, self-judgment is rampant in our culture. But we can learn to be kind to ourselves and stop listening to the negative stories we spin for ourselves with a little mindful attention. —- Support this podcast:…
What’s the ROI of Compassion in the workplace?
Sep 11, 2018 • 34 min
When something happens to an employee outside of work, how that company responds is representative of the company culture. In their newly released book, The ROI of Compassion: Unleashing the Ultimate Performance, Production and Profits with Strategic…
On Forgiveness, Resilience and Reconciliation in Rwanda
Aug 11, 2018 • 38 min
The people of Rwanda have embraced a policy of forgiveness, love, and reconciliation, even toward those who committed incredibly heinous acts during the civil war and genocide of the 90’s. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Bring Your Whole Self to Work - Mike Robbins
May 7, 2018 • 46 min
How do we show up at work? Is it our whole, authentic self or some avatar we hope will be what people trust, value and engage with? This week’s guest, Mike Robbins, is the author of: Bring your Whole Self to workHow vulnerability unlocks creativity,…
Participation Marketing #Mindful Social with Michael Brito
Apr 26, 2018 • 33 min
Are you thinking of how, when, or why you should be mobilizing your employees to get more engaged with sharing and supporting your business online? Are you holding them back just in case it doesn’t go well? Listen to this week’s show with Michael Brito…
How We Work with Leah Weiss
Mar 13, 2018 • 38 min
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Leah Weiss on the Mindful Social Business podcast about the launch of her new book, “How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind” . We talked about so many things, including the…
Motivational Listening with D. Scott Smith
Oct 17, 2017 • 40 min
Listening is good right? But what’s your intention for listening to that new client, or even your partner? What if you could make that person feel better, and build rapport with that person by simply listening? —- Support this podcast:…
Entrepreneurial You, #MindfulSocial with Dorie Clark
Oct 3, 2017 • 32 min
Dorie’s new book, “Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive” is an easy yet information packed read. She truly takes a mindful approach to building a personal reputation and how to turn that into a…
Working with Difficult People- A Meditation
Aug 30, 2017 • 7 min
This meditation will help you see other people in a new way, that we all, every one of us wants the same basic things at the end of the day. Just like you, they want to be happy. This helps develop empathy and a new perspective on people who seem…
A Meditation to De-stress Your Day
Jul 26, 2017 • 5 min
Stress is so common in our lives and our work. Getting to know how it feels can help us manage it more skillfully. Take a few moments and see how it works for you! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Meditation for Busy People
Jul 23, 2017 • 5 min
People kind of freak out about meditation. “Am I doing it right?” is the biggest question I get. Here’s my story of attempts at meditation, and a 3-minute meditation for you to try with me. Let me know what you think! —- Support this podcast:…
On the Gamification of Mindfulness
Jul 5, 2017 • 5 min
There are some who feel that gamification diminishes the value of mindfulness or meditation practice, and I’ve had some fairly intense conversations about it. Here’s what I think. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
What is Conscious Business
Jun 14, 2017 • 4 min
I’m just back from the Conscious Company Leaders Forum, and so excited to meet more entrepreneurs like myself who have a passion for a mindful approach to business. Here’s my take on being a conscious marketer and business leader. —- Support this podcast:…
Listen Before You Write That Post
May 18, 2017 • 4 min
This week is all about listening, to learn what your market really wants, what voice they use and how to learn more before you write your marketing posts. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Social Media Driving you nuts? Yeah, that’s on YOU
May 9, 2017 • 6 min
Social media gets a lot of heat as distracting, negative, a time suck etc. But it’s US that are responsible for what we get out of our social networks. Here are some thoughts on what to do about that. —- Support this podcast:…
Can HR lead the charge to mindful business? #MindfulSocial with Marissa Afton
May 2, 2017 • 33 min
Creating a culture of mindfulness at work can dramatically impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your team. Human Resources professionals are in a great position to help change the workplace culture by making a commitment to incorporating some mind…
On Being Known, Mindful Social with Mark Schaefer
Apr 26, 2017 • 34 min
Can anyone be known? Mark Schaefer teaches us the ins and outs of creating a personal brand and being KNOWN on Mindful Social. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
On Mindful Entrepreneurship – #MindfulSocial with Kathleen Gage - Mindful Social Business
Apr 18, 2017 • 34 min
Kathleen is a respected coach for entrepreneurs and authors on growing a business and marketing themselves with tons of experience in many stages of business. We talk about the value of a good business failure, keeping forward momentum, vetting partners…
You Don’t Have to Shout to Stand Out. #MindfulSocial with Christine Clifton
Apr 13, 2017 • 37 min
Christine Clifton is author of “You Don’t Have to Shout to Stand Out” and owner of MindfulBusinessMatters.com. She is a self-described “SsurThriver”: a southern woman living in a northern land; the only girl in a family full of boys; an articulate and…
Own Your Brand Story MindfulSocial with @ParkHowell
Apr 5, 2017 • 36 min
Park Howell, Park has been helping businesses and individuals uncover their story and connect with their customers for over 30 years. He’s whittled his process down to some really doable steps that will help you discover and craft your brand story and…
Gini Dietrich on Mindful Social and content creation
Apr 4, 2017 • 26 min
This week’s guest is Gini Dietrich and we explore what it means to take a mindful approach to content creation and community around our businesses. Gini shares with us her process for using active listening to truly understand what people want and the…
A mindful approach to social sales #MindfulSocial with Kathi Kruse
Mar 28, 2017 • 35 min
We all know sales is a tough job. Some people excel at it naturally, others? Not so much. What’s the difference? I believe it comes from a genuine interest in the customer’s problem rather than a “gotta make this sale!” attitude. It comes from a more…
Self Awareness and Your Business #MindfulSocial with @OlaAgbaimoni
Mar 22, 2017 • 42 min
As we go through our lives certain types of events happen over and over and our awareness of these events (or lack thereof) and how we respond to them directly affects how things go from there in our personal and business lives. My guest this week is Ola…
Mindful Social with Leslie Nance on Livestream, cooking and Go2Kitchens
Mar 21, 2017 • 35 min
Leslie brought her experience as a marketer, to finding the right fit to marketing Go2Kitchens, taking a considered approach to building an active community from Facebook to Livestream. Learn more on http://mindfulsocialmarketing.com/go2kitchens —-…
Marketing your Business Start with the story MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik
Mar 15, 2017 • 55 min
For hundreds of years, people shared ideas, values, and teachings through storytelling. Advertising interrupted our entire way of communicating. For many years, we’ve been told what to think by media, television, and advertisers, and it’s disrupted our…
Mindful Social with Courtney Smith Kramer
Mar 8, 2017 • 35 min
Courtney’s new book “Why Creativity is Like Sex” is a fun read and she’s got the chops to know. We also talk about working with creatives a mindful approach to business, social media and marketing. See more info and the video on…
Want Happy Engaged Employees MindfulSocial with @Elsua
Mar 8, 2017 • 61 min
Today’s employees are often overwhelmed with email and busy work. How can they be expected to get engaged and spend time with social media? Is there a way to have a life without email, still get work done and improve productivity and happiness at work? Of…
Mindful Social With Courtney Smith Kramer
Mar 7, 2017 • 35 min
How is Creativity Like Sex? You had to ask? Then you need to read Courtney’s new book by the same name. In the meantime though, listen to this podcast. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Life as a Social Entrepreneur. mindfulsocial with Lynn Abate-Johnson
Mar 1, 2017 • 32 min
I’ve always held the belief that who we work with and the causes we support should reflect our business values and goals. We make an effort to partner with social entrepreneurs who want to make a positive difference in the world, and businesses who have…
On personal brand and Influence MindfulSocial with Bryan Kramer
Feb 22, 2017 • 40 min
Bryan Kramer gives us insight into building and maintaining our own personal brand, and how the human approach makes a clear difference in how effective it is. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2jsAS4d —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
What Does a Mindful Business Look Like MindfulSocial with Allie Stark
Feb 15, 2017 • 36 min
This week’s guest is Allie Stark. Allie is a mindfulness-based wellness coach and health consultant. Through her work, she inspires her clientele to take risks and redefine what it means to be human. read more at http://bit.ly/2iXuy69 —- Support this…
#MindfulSocial with Jenny Blake
Feb 9, 2017 • 37 min
In her book, PIVOT Jenny discusses how to: Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and compare-and-despair Run small experiments to…
On entrepreneurship growth and social strategy MindfulSocial with Paul Bradley Smith
Feb 8, 2017 • 46 min
With a myriad of options to market and sell through social media, how can we take a considered and mindful approach to social media strategy that meets the needs of marketing, sales, the CEO and investors? It’s a tall order. This week’s guest is Paul…
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit MindfulSocial With Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman
Feb 1, 2017 • 45 min
Burnout is often held up as a badge of pride in for-profit and non-profit businesses alike. We talk about the incredible hours, service above and beyond, the missed school plays and late nights, outrageously high goals achieved, but at what price? Not…
The future of corporate leadership- #MindfulSocial with @AyeletB and @TAMcdonald
Jan 24, 2017 • 50 min
The same-old-same-old way of doing business is not going to cut it in the future. Mindsets have to change to create a more human and healthy work environment, and a bigger picture approach to doing business that considers more than just profit and growth,…
Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content
Oct 19, 2016 • 36 min
“Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas…” by our guest, Kathy Klotz-Guest is here to change how you create content. Using her experience with Improv, she’ll share some strategies for storytelling that captures the…
Create Content for Awareness or Lead Gen?
Oct 11, 2016 • 42 min
There’s no question that content marketing has replaced the old “yell and sell” strategies we are used to. That doesn’t mean every marketer is taking a mindful approach to it. Setting the intentions for the campaign should be the first steps in creating a…
Authenticity at work, where’s the line?
Sep 12, 2016 • 34 min
My guest this week, Maddie Grant, recently wrote a post on Linkedin titled “Why We’ve Got It Wrong About Bringing Our True Selves To Work” and it gave us food for thought. Even with our true, authentic selves we still need to take a mindful approach to…
A Mindful Approach to Content Management
Sep 8, 2016 • 43 min
Creating and managing content for your social media platforms can be a daunting task, and time-consuming too. But taking a mindful approach and using a content calendar can really help you streamline and get a handle on it as well as create an effective…
The healing power of forgiveness #MindfulSocial with @TaraMuldoon
Sep 7, 2016 • 31 min
My guest on Mindful Social this week is Tara Muldoon. Tara is the founder of The F-You Project, a movement she started when she did not find justice in the justice system after being sexually assaulted. She saw an art show based on forgiveness from the UK…
The power of telling your story -MovementBE
Aug 25, 2016 • 45 min
Many of us go through our lives day after day without realizing our purpose, much less our own story. But it’s there, and if we don’t tell it someone else may tell it for us and then we live that story instead of our true one. Nate Howard offers us the…
Exhausted by fear and hate? You have a choice.
Aug 23, 2016 • 44 min
My guest on Mindful Social this week is Arno Michaelis, a man who saw the truth in himself and decided to change. He has dedicated his life to helping others do the same. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2iXRHFF —- Support this podcast:…
Mindful PR the way it should be with @Shonali Shonali Burke
Jul 18, 2016 • 53 min
Before, there was traditional PR. Before and during the email era, media outreach was still mostly one-one-one. We focused on targeting the outlet, the reporter, and customized the pitch, being mindful of what would take and what would not. Now, social…
The Good, the Bad, and the Fun of being a community manager with Megan Keane @penguinasana
Jul 17, 2016 • 23 min
Join as Megan Keane shares with us the good, the bad and the fun of being a community manager. When starting a new community or taking over an established community, one of the key things to think of is, “what is the purpose of the community?” You’re…
Mindful entrepreneurship, #MindfulSocial with @JohnHaydon
Jul 16, 2016 • 50 min
Mindful Entrepreneurship: Be mindful of your own fear and accepting the fact that you’re going to be freaked out. Take a breath and focus. It’s not necessarily an external situation that’s freaking you. It’s your reaction that’s freaking you out. In the…
The ABCs of Attention, Balance, and Compassion with @susankgreenland
Jul 15, 2016 • 37 min
On social media: All of us need to hone our message. What is we’re trying to say, who are we trying to reach, and why are we doing this in the first place. Then when we need to look at where is our attention: Are we distracted? What’s happening in our…
Successful Client Relationships: Quality over quantity with @secretsushi Adam Helweh
Jul 15, 2016 • 56 min
When a business owner starts out, it’s almost in a sales mode initially. You’re spending time outside the office and connecting with people, and there will come a time where there it’s a balancing act to balance selling your business to obtain new clients…
Mindful Business Communication with Jessica Smith
Jul 10, 2016 • 53 min
How can we apply mindfulness in communicating and receiving business messaging? One of the things that is missing in business is mindful listening. We claim that we’re listening, but we’re not actually listening. We have so many distractions in our…
Marketing your Business? Start with the story #MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik
Jun 21, 2016 • 55 min
For hundreds of years, people shared ideas, values, and teachings through storytelling. Advertising interrupted our entire way of communicating. For many years, we’ve been told what to think by media, television, and advertisers, and it’s disrupted our…
What does mindful social leadership look like? Janet Fouts with Mark Babbitt
Apr 21, 2016 • 58 min
What does mindful leadership look like? We know it’s a completely different animal than when many of us were young. Things looked fine when we were in a manufacturing environment, and now all of us are working in idea factories. Now everything is…
Paid social pays off. Here’s how! @JedRecord on #MindfulSocial
Apr 10, 2016 • 64 min
Organic content is free, but is it accomplishing your goals? If you want to get your message in front of the right eyeballs, that may not happen organically. Whether you’re B2B or B2C, learn some techniques to move your content to the next level. Join…
Building real community online #MindfulSocial with @ChristinKardos
Apr 4, 2016 • 61 min
Maybe success begins with getting other people to join in with you on starting a community. One way or another, you’re starting a conversation. Learn more about this episode on the blog: http://bit.ly/2k81jzs —- Support this podcast:…
Social Listening The why, the how, the WTH MindfulSocial with Rachel Lou Miller
Apr 4, 2016 • 54 min
Besides getting to know what your customers want, social listening includes knowing how to control the content that is important to you and your community. Learn more about this episode on the blog: http://bit.ly/2jdruAO —- Support this podcast:…
Content marketing with Steve Farnsworth Mindfulsocial
Apr 2, 2016 • 52 min
“How do you talk to audiences, how do you provide information? The easiest way to impact the conversation is being trustworthy, providing accurate information, and making your argument and letting people decide.” ~S. Farnsworth. Read more on the blog:…
There’s no right or wrong way to practice #mindfulness
Mar 22, 2016 • 61 min
With Daron Larson. By doing something intentionally and consistently, like pausing when drinking a cup of coffee or taking a shower, we can gain insight. There’s no one right way to notice your senses. —- Support this podcast:…
Generosity and the spirit of Twitter #mindfulsocial with @DeCart
Mar 5, 2016 • 59 min
Dawn E. Carter is one of those people who exemplifies the generous spirit of a good Twittzen. Her Periscope series, #Twitterscope has close to 50 episodes and each one has valuable insights and best practices about using this platform for your personal or…
christin kardos on #mindfulsocial
Feb 16, 2016 • 61 min
Join us this week to talk about mindful community management starting from the ground up. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
rachel miller on #mindfulsocial
Feb 14, 2016 • 54 min
Social Listening. The why, the how, the WTH? —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Daron Larson on #MindfulSocial
Feb 12, 2016 • 61 min
There’s no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness, and it this week’s show I talk with Daron Larson. Daron helps people feel more at home in their lives by encouraging them to habitually notice ordinary experiences in liberating ways. He has been…
The Conscious Business #MindfulSocial with Tamara McCleary
Jan 13, 2016 • 42 min
As we run headlong into 2016 let’s take a moment to reflect on what we want our businesses and our own personal brands to represent to the world, and what it means to be a conscious business. Learn more about this episode on the blog:…
Keeping it Human. #MindfulSocial with Kathy Klotz-Guest
Dec 16, 2015 • 58 min
Our guest this week has one of the best taglines ever for her consulting practice. “Helping organizations succeed by turning marketing-speak and jargon-monoxide into compelling stories!”. Storytelling is at the core of effective social marketing, or any…
Mindfulness and work life balance with Aaron Kahlow
Dec 12, 2015 • 34 min
This week on Blab I had the pleasure of chatting with Aaron Kahlow, founder of Mindful Living about finding and keeping a little balance in our lives. Listen in and hear how we both find ways to be present even on social media. —- Support this podcast:…
What is Social PR? #mindfulsocial with Shonali Burke
Nov 3, 2015 • 60 min
Shonali Burke is a world -class PR professional and this week on MindfulSocial we took the show to Blab to hear about her vision for social PR. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
The secret to scaling content marketing
Jun 21, 2015 • 37 min
Wanna learn how to mobilize and empower your employees to develop and support your content marketing strategy? Tune in! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Applying Mindfulness to Your Business
Jun 14, 2015 • 44 min
This week I’m talking with Roxanne Darling about applying mindfulness practices to business and marketing in particular. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support
Ted Rubin on real digital relationships
May 20, 2015 • 37 min
For today’s marketer it’s even harder to connect one on one with your customer. But it’s not impossible, not at all. Do you know how to look someone in the eye digitally? +Ted Rubin does and he’s going to share some tips on getting real with one on one…
Social Selling- with Jill Rowley
Apr 29, 2015 • 42 min
Join me for a lively discussion with the remarkable +Jill Rowley about what it takes to enable your team with social selling strategies that really work in today’s #AgeoftheCustomer where it’s no longer the #AgeoftheSeller . Bring your questions about…
Cracking the content code
Apr 16, 2015 • 29 min
Think all you gotta do is throw content at the wall and you’ll make meeelions? Yeah, probably not. If you want to do it right you really have to give my guest +Mark Schaefer ‘s new book, The Content Code a read (or two). Come watch live tomorrow at 10:30…
Kare Anderson on Mutuality
Mar 23, 2015 • 32 min
Kare Anderson, author of “Mutuality Matters,” “Mutuality Matters More” and “Moving from Me to We” talks with me about mutuality, social media and mindful marketing. Learn more on the blog: http://bit.ly/2iOS3Lp —- Support this podcast:…