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Season 1

Jan. 24, 2023

How Do You Scale a High-Touch Service Without Losing What Makes It Ex…

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. You’ve spent years becoming really good at what you do. Expert level. And, you’ve reached the end of your ability to serve clients on an individual basis. It...

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Jan. 17, 2023

How to Make a Big Difference, In a Sustainable Way

Got a career or business question for the Braintrust? Submit here. So many of us look at the world we live in, and wonder how we might make a bigger impact. After a decade in academic setting, with a focus …

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Jan. 10, 2023

How to Hold Onto Your Spark When Work Seems All-Consuming

How do we find the time to make our own art? How do you blend your own creative or expressive practice with running a business? Today’s listener Claudia presents this question. She has been running a successful Paint Your Pot...

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Jan. 3, 2023

How Do We Know What Truly Sparks Us vs. What’s Social Conditioning?

Can social conditioning, past experiences, and external pressure affect the way we explore figuring out our Sparketype? Or, for that matter, any metric we might look to, as a way to help figure out what drives us? And how do …

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Dec. 27, 2022

How to Thrive as a Multi-Passionate Person in a Specialist-Craving Wo…

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. How do you satisfy an impulse to build a living around multiple passions and be in constant learning and growth mode, in a work world that keeps pushing you …

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Dec. 20, 2022

How to Reimagine Work in a Way that Re-energizes You

Got a career or business question for the Brainstrust? Submit here. Today’s listener Paulina asks, as an Essentialist who thrives and is energized by chaos, problem solving and ‘putting out fires’, when you run your own consu...

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Dec. 6, 2022

How to Move Forward With Self Compassion & Curiosity After Loss

'How do you Move Forward with Self Compassion & Curiosity after experiencing Great Loss?'

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Nov. 22, 2022

How to take a Life-Changing Sabbatical with DJ Didonna

'How do you take a Life-Changing Sabbatical?'

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Nov. 15, 2022

How to Build the Team Habit of Belonging

How do you Build the Team Habit of Belonging?

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Nov. 8, 2022

How to Handle the Parts of a Job You Love that Don’t Come Easily

How can you Handle the Parts of a Job You Love that Don’t Come Easily?

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Nov. 1, 2022

How to Use Your Shadow Sparketype to Amplify Different Impulses

'How do Use Your Shadow Sparketype to Amplify Different Impulses?'

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Oct. 25, 2022

How to convert Creative Inspiration into Action Taking with Cynthia M…

'How do you convert Creative Inspiration into Action Taking?'

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Oct. 18, 2022

How to navigate Career 'Gaps' with Courage & Purpose

'How do you navigate Career Gaps with Courage and is it ok to keep starting over?'

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Oct. 11, 2022

How to Reframe the ‘Portfolio Career’ dilemma

‘How do you Reframe the so-called ‘Portfolio Career’ dilemma?’

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Oct. 4, 2022

Jonathan gets Personal about Creating the Sparketypes

Hosted by keynote speaker & best selling author Cyndie Spiegal

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Sept. 27, 2022

How to unpack Assumptions about your Sparketypes

‘How do you unpack the assumption that your ‘Anti’ Sparketype is the only way to succeed in business?’

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Sept. 20, 2022

HOT TAKE: On Putting Yourself in the Path of Pivot with Jenny Blake

Jonathan & Jenny talk about: How you don't have to have your pivot planned out Using experiments to collect data Following the full body yes What is a project based purpose? How do we look at uncertainty differently? Are you …

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Sept. 13, 2022

SPARKED STORY: Reimagining farming after almost losing everything wit…

Jonathan & Azuraye chat about: The call to come home to the family business Recovering from a natural disaster that almost took everything Using the Sparketypes as a hiring tool Leading with folks’ Sparketypes as a way to rem...

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Sept. 6, 2022

How to Innovate in a Workplace that Adapts Slowly

"How do you handle a drive to innovate inside a system that adapts to change slowly?"

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Sept. 1, 2022

SPARKED STORY: From the military to mentoring with Charlie Gilkey

As we sat down to dive into Charlie’s Sparked Story, I wanted to understand what were his deep impulses for the things that he's done and what have been the through lines.

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Aug. 30, 2022

HOT TAKE: On leading with humanity with Karen Wright

A Sparked Hot Take with Karen Wright on leading and humanity at a time when both are hard to access.

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Aug. 23, 2022

How to Have Patience in the Face of Uncertainty

"When looking for niche job roles that match your criteria, how do you have patience in the process?"

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Aug. 16, 2022

How to Release the need to find ‘Our One True Passion’

'Do we have to choose one specialty or can we release the need to find 'our one true passion'?'

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Aug. 9, 2022

How to Bring more Compassion & Empathy to Leadership

'How can I impact the future of leadership and tackle training our leaders to have more compassion and empathy?'

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July 26, 2022

How to Balance a Family Legacy with Building Your Own

'How do I move on from my iconic entrepreneurial history and show up authentically to build my own legacy?'

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July 19, 2022

How to Harness your Skills to have a Big Impact

"How do you harness your skillset to show up in work & life and make a meaningful difference?"

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July 12, 2022

How to Assess if your Chosen Project is the Right Project

"How do you know if your chosen project is the right project to focus on?"

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July 5, 2022

How to Embrace your Innate Impulses alongside Neurodiversity

"How do you embrace your innate impulses and find joy in work and life whilst navigating neurodiversity?"

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June 28, 2022

How to Reimagine your Style of Entrepreneurship

"What do you do when your goals and your personality type don't necessarily line up?"

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June 21, 2022

How to Finish more Projects you Start

"How do you finish more of the projects that you start or do you need to complete everything?"

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June 14, 2022

How to Seek out Aligned & Anti-Burnout Roles

"How do you find work that aligns more closely with your primary impulse and is less likely to end in burnout?"

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June 7, 2022

How to Trust your Essential Nature throughout your Life

When your roles change throughout your life, how do you know what is your essential nature?

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May 31, 2022

How to Scale while Staying True to Yourself

How do you scale to serve more people while staying true to yourself and your talents?

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May 24, 2022

How to bring a Writing Passion Project to Life

"When you have a passion project, like writing books, calling to you, how do you bring them to life?"

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May 17, 2022

How to Blend Well Paid Work & Engaging Side Passions

How do you blend a well-paying job and a side passion that lights you up?

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May 10, 2022

How to Reignite Team Collaboration during Global Burnout

"How do you reignite the passion for work and collaboration, when everyone is so exhausted?"

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May 3, 2022

How to Choose Freedom over Familial Responsibility

When the path is laid out for you, how do you make aligned choices that bring freedom and purpose?

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April 26, 2022

How to Know if You’re Doing Too Many Things

"When your career and side projects are going well, how you know if you're doing too many things?"

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April 19, 2022

How to Cultivate a Sense of Self Belief

"How do I develop a sense of self belief, when so much of my life is in a state of transition?"

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April 12, 2022

How do you Start from the Bottom when You’ve Been at the Top

How do. you start from the bottom of something new when you've been at the top of something else?

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April 5, 2022

How to Stop Feeling like a Square Peg in a Round Hole

"How do I stop feeling like a square peg in a round hole and find work that is aligned to me?"

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March 29, 2022

How to Navigate Between Stability, Burnout & a New Passion

Should I stay in a role that's burning me out but offers long term security or pursue what lights me up?

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March 22, 2022

How to Make Your Meaningful Work Sustainable

"Once you’ve found what makes your life meaningful, how do you make it sustainable?"

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March 15, 2022

How to Utilize your Superpowers in a Way That Makes Impact

"How do I create the next great thing for me, when I have no clear path or even direction?"

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March 8, 2022

How to Focus & Decide What to Prioritize

"How can I learn to focus when I'm in the space of paradox of choice? What do I prioritize?

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March 1, 2022

How to Know When to Jump into Your Side Hustle

"I know what I want to do next, but how do I know when it's time to jump?”

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