Heather R Younger

216: Leaders with Heart Don’t Shy Away from Problems

Joseph Fortna

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Joseph Fortna is the Executive Vice President at FirstBank. Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He also served as an adjunct professor for several years. In addition, he worked as an Associate Pastor in … Read more

Self-Awareness Test – Are You Open to Hearing the Hard Things?

open to hearing new things

I was speaking with someone recently who had expressed to me that a few employees at their job were so unhappy that they were staging a walkout. They felt underpaid, their voices unheard, and just felt a general lack of appreciation. So this team member went to management to let them know what was about … Read more

215: Leaders with Heart Trust and Inspire

leaders with heart stephen m. r. covey

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this Leaders with Heart episode, Heather sits down with Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times & #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Speed of Trust Global Practice Leader. His latest book, Trust and Inspire, focuses on How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in … Read more

214: Leaders with Heart Treat Others How They’d Like to be Treated

mark hemmeter

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Mark Hemmeter, the founder and CEO of Office Evolution. Prior to founding Office Evolution, he was a developer and operator of hospitality properties including resort hotels, casinos, retail stores, and restaurants in Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, California, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Take a … Read more

Leadership 101: Don’t Make ASSumptions


What They Don’t Tell You I recently had a fellow leader recall a time when a team member of his who he assumed wanted to be promoted and move up within their organization. When they finally had the chance to sit down and chat about it together, she expressed to him that she had changed … Read more

213: Leaders with Heart are Transparent

Phil Burgess

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Phil Burgess is Chief People Officer at C Space, a customer agency on a mission to make business more human by building customers into the way brands work. His focus is ensuring that C Space lives this mission internally, creating a great employee experience and enabling C Spacers … Read more

Seen & Unseen Disabilities in the Workplace

the seen and unseen disabilities at work

What Isn’t Seen Disabilities in the workplace, both seen and unseen, can often leave us wondering how to lead our people in the most effective and supportive way. Especially when they’re visibly going through a rough patch. One leader shared with me that when he discovered one of his employees was struggling with anxiety, he … Read more

212: Leaders with Heart Have an Aligned Strategy

212 Jeff Reynolds

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Jeff Reynolds, an entrepreneur, and advisor with over 20 years of experience in marketing. He focuses on teaching established companies how to think and act more like startups, and teaches startup founders how to grow into established companies. His focus is … Read more

Giving Employee Feedback Where Feedback is Due

employee feedback loop

A leader once told me that one of his team members came to him disappointed that he wasn’t being provided with as much feedback as he had expected. He expressed that not getting enough constructive feedback made him feel like he wasn’t getting better and growing within his role. Although some employees may do well … Read more


Leadership With Heart With Heather R Younger

“Heather’s courage and vulnerability to share her authentic self are truly inspiring. She shares the most cutting-edge leadership strategies on topics like emotional intelligence and employee experience. If you’re looking to sharpen your leadership skills, this podcast is for you.”

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Bringing the best insights from over 25,000 employee stories to the stage.

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The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience.

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