Brave By Design

Brave By Design
Brave by Design combines mindset and actionable strategy to address what’s blocking your personal and professional growth so you can rise and thrive. Hear from business experts, thought leaders and more on how to live well and lead well.

Cultivating Integrity with AirBnB’s Former Chief Ethics Officer Rob Chestnut
Aug 11 • 33 min
“Too often companies don’t think about integrity. They have a pretty poster with their values and the word integrity with a sunset in the background. They send out their company’s code of ethics, but they ironically stole that code of ethics from…
How to Talk to Anyone
Aug 6 • 15 min
Connect with Laura Khalil on Laura’s Newsletter: Invite Laura to speak at your live or virtual event
Closing Your Power Gaps with Kathy Caprino
Aug 4 • 42 min
“Women tend to have three times as many mentors as men, but men have twice as many sponsors as women. Sponsors are the higher-level mentors that have clout and power, that will open doors for you that you cannot open on your own.” - Kathy Caprino How…
The Secret to Happiness and Why What You Resist, Persists
Jul 30 • 11 min
In this episode you’ll learn the most direct route to happiness - and it’s not what you think.
The 21 Day Equity Challenge with Pamela Smith of the United Way
Jul 28 • 29 min
“I knew that this Equity Challenge was going to give people an “on ramp” to talk about racism and to learn more about things in a self-guided, no barriers kind of way.” - Pamela Smith, United Way of Washtenaw CountyThere are many different kinds of…
The Science of Confidence with Alyssa Dver
Jul 21 • 29 min
“Yes or no, you’re confident. Now here’s where the definition gets really interesting for me personally. People often say they feel confident or they are kind of confident, and that is not correct. You either are or you are not. Just like being…
How to Stop the Overwhelm with Angela Proffitt
Jul 14 • 30 min
“If my team is miserable and they’re not excited about a project, it affects the outcome of an event, sales funnel or whatever we’re doing for that company. It definitely affects the outcome, so it’s really important that you like working with your…
The Real Reason You’re Anxious About Having a Difficult Conversation
Jul 9 • 7 min
In this bonus episode Laura will be talking about how to have hard conversations, and her upcoming webinar on July 14th, 2020 if you’d like to dive into her five step process for making hard conversations easier.Register for the webinar:…
Closing the Pleasure Gap with Laurie Mintz
Jul 7 • 32 min
“I have seen this in my practice and with readers of my book, who have told me that once they began to feel more sexually empowered, they feel empowered in every other aspect of their life.” - Laurie MintzAs the title of this episode states, there is a…
Discover Your Networking Style with Michelle Tillis Lederman
Jun 30 • 27 min
“I go through life thinking about how I can be somebody who gives because I want to and because I can, and without that expectation. I’m also somebody who’s willing to receive, and I give myself permission to ask.” - Michelle Tillis Lederman Have you…
The Right Way to Find a Career Sponsor with May Busch
Jun 23 • 29 min
As you can imagine, having a career sponsor can dramatically improve your work experiences and the trajectory of your career. This person can help you succeed not only in your career but in your entire life, by being better, doing better and making the…
Thriving Through Change by Developing an Agile Career with Marti Konstant
Jun 16 • 30 min
“Change is happening so fast that if people aren’t adapting to it and responding to it, and hiring for it, they’re not going to have the people that are going to help them grow and get through the rebound of business that we are in the middle of right…
How Men Can Become Better Advocates for Equality with Michelle Travis
Jun 9 • 32 min
Michelle Travis is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she serves as the Co-Director of USF’s Labor and Employment Law Program. Michelle is an expert on employment discrimination law. She speaks around the country on…
WTF is Spiritual Bypassing?! with Kaylee Friedman
May 26 • 39 min
Kaylee Friedman is a trauma informed psychotherapist, speaker, and mindfulness instructor living in Princeton, New Jersey. She teaches people how to undo a lifetime of cultural, familial, and trauma-related conditioning so that they can unearth and…
Marketing and Selling During a Pandemic with Eleanor Beaton
May 19 • 31 min
Eleanor Beaton is a women’s leadership mentor and founder of Fierce Feminine Leadership, an organization that helps ambitious women develop the confidence, presence, political savvy and influence they need to smash the glass ceiling and take their seats…
How to Build Rapport and Trust with Anyone with Robin Dreeke
May 12 • 32 min
Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of…
Discovering Your Hero’s Journey with Stephen Gerringer
May 5 • 60 min
Stephen Gerringer is the community coordinator for the Joseph Campbell Foundation. In this episode we look at the role of myth in day to day life, the power of storytelling in making sense of our lives and what the hero’s journey can teach us. You can…
Empowering Women’s Financial Future with Melissa Fradenburg
Apr 28 • 35 min
Melissa Fradenburg is passionate about financial knowledge and dedicated to empowering women to take an active role in their financial picture. She is a financial advisor at Pearl Planning in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.Connect with…
Navigating Biases, Reducing Stress, and Setting Healthy Habits with Patrick Veroneau
Apr 21 • 33 min
Patrick Veroneau is the founder of Emery Leadership Group. Where he helps individuals and organizations identify and develop leadership and sales behaviors that create world class organizations.He has combined a deep focus in the areas of influence,…
Turning Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang
Apr 14 • 41 min
Flip stereotypes and obstacles in your favor. Find and create your unique edge.Laura Huang is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. Prior to joining HBS, she was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton…
Building Effective Remote Teams with Saleem Siddiqui
Apr 10 • 40 min
Learn some of the keys to building, engaging and managing remote teams effectively.Saleem Siddiqui is a software developer, agile practitioner, and coach. Through a career spanning a few tech boom and bust cycles, he’s delivered software for healthcare,…
How Empathy Transforms Organizations with Maria Ross
Apr 7 • 36 min
Empathy is not just good for society, it’s great for business. And if we want a more empathetic world, what better place to start than the place where we spend the bulk of our time: At work. Maria Ross, the founder of brand consultancy Red Slice,…
Defining Great Leadership in the WFH Era with Cheryl Czach
Apr 2 • 32 min
Cheryl is the founder of Cheryl Czach Coaching and Consulting, LLC and a Forbes Coaches Council member. Cheryl is on a personal mission to eradicate crappy leadership! She works with motivated, visionary executives, managers, and professionals to…
WTF Is Going On?! with Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo
Apr 1 • 45 min
Jessica Lanyadoo is an internationally respected Astrologer and Psychic Medium with fans and clients across the globe. She has been working to help people help themselves in one on one consultations since 1995, and writing her weekly horoscope since…
Transforming Self-Doubt into Self-Confidence with Dr Aziz Gazipura
Mar 31 • 40 min
Dr. Aziz Gazipura is the world’s leading confidence expert. He teaches people how to learn confidence so they can eliminate self-doubt, hesitation and social anxiety and master conversations, accelerate in their careers, and create deeply fulfilling…
Finding Opportunity in Crisis with Kathy Caprino
Mar 25 • 50 min
Kathy Caprino is an international career, leadership and executive coach for professional women TEDx speaker, Senior Forbes contributor and writer dedicated to the advancement of women in business globally. Kathy is a former marriage and family…
How Successful People See the World with Emily Balcetis
Mar 24 • 54 min
Today’s episode of podcast #BraveByDesign on how successful people see the world with social psychologist, Emily Balcetis.⁠⁠We discuss Emily’s new book and lean into:⁠⁠- What social psychology can teach us about the government’s response to…
The Future of Work, Community, and Collaboration Amid Coronavirus
Mar 23 • 37 min
In this episode we talk about how coronavirus is impacting work, how to mentally make the adjustment, to reskill and so much more!Surabhi Lal ​is a facilitator, storyteller, speaker, and consultant who is in the business of the future of work for…
Managing Stress, Fear and Overwhelm During Coronavirus
Mar 19 • 29 min
In these uncharted waters of COVID19/coronavirus, Brave by Design is bringing you shows to help you live well in as we all navigate this new period.In today’s episode we talk to psychotherapist Megan Gunnell about how to manage the stress, fear and…
Engaging Men in Diversity Initiatives with Jeffery Tobias Halter
Mar 17 • 38 min
How to engage men in diversity initiatives (and the four barriers holding them back)
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome at Work with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin
Mar 10 • 36 min
Learn how your workplace my by exacerbating your imposter syndrome 😮 ⁠
Benevolent Sexism and Effective Allyship at Work with Julie Kratz
Mar 3 • 39 min
In this week’s episode of Brave by Design we talk to Julie Kratz about effective allyship at work and the benevolent sexism you may be facing. ⁠⁠In this episode we discuss:⁠⁠How to have difficult conversations⁠The right and wrong way to conduct meetings…
Developing Inclusive Hiring Practices with Karen Catlin
Feb 25 • 37 min
From job descriptions to onboarding, learn how to foster inclusive hiring practices.
Patriarchy Stress Disorder with Dr Valerie Rein
Feb 18 • 40 min
Learn more about the invisible barrier to a woman’s happiness and fulfillment.⁠
Work-Life Balance and Overcoming Addiction to Stress with Naketa R. Thigpen
Feb 11 • 41 min
I’m joined by Naketa R. Thigpen, LCSW, regarded as the #1 Balance & Relationship Advisor in the World to discuss work-life balance and overcoming addiction to stress.
Traits of a Great Manager (Part 2 of 2) with Heidi Craun
Feb 4 • 30 min
Discover the traits of what makes a great manager
Traits of a Great Manager (Part 1 of 2) with Heidi Craun
Jan 28 • 33 min
Learn what it takes to be a great manager.
How to get lucky in your career
Jan 21 • 12 min
There’s more to luck than random chance. Laura explains the four principles behind attracting more luck into your life.
The myth of the “too much” woman
Jan 9 • 13 min
If you are a woman who has always been labeled “too much”, our inaugural episode is for you!