Heather R Younger

211: Leaders with Heart Build Business with Heart

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Scott Ritzheimer, the CEO of Scale Architects. This business helps other businesses identify the right growth strategies and find the proper guides to get them on the fast track to ‘Predictable Success’ and stay there as long as possible. Scott was an … Read more

210: Leaders with Heart are Passionate about Their Work

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Dan Gray, a Toronto-based Product/Growth Marketer with a passion for building and scaling consumer products by leveraging technology. He currently leads the Growth team at Kotn and enjoys the opportunity to help consumers discover and engage with brands. With over 10 years of experience … Read more

Fill Yourself Up by Recognizing Your Employees Every Day

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Employee Appreciation Day With Employee Appreciation day approaching, a story that sticks out to me often is when I was working for an organization that, for the first time ever, went through the process of restructuring. It left me overseeing an area of the workplace, but I no longer had any team members of my … Read more

209: Leaders with Heart Are Confident in Their Work

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Faydra Nabers-Allen, MHA and Dr. Tiffany A. Love. Faydra Nabers-Allen, MHA is the Physician Practice Administrator at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas, Louisiana. And Dr. Tiffany A. Love is an award-winning board-certified C-suite executive, Fellow and former Regent of the American College … Read more

208: Leaders with Heart Evolve

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Mark Setterington, the founder of Island Fin Poke Company, who currently serves as its CEO and President. Setterington has over 35 years in the restaurant industry and started his restaurant career at the early age of sixteen as a dishwasher. Later in his … Read more

Do You Exercise Inclusive Listening?

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I had a recent team meeting where I brought our Caring Leadership coaches together to discuss an idea regarding the community. The call ended up going in an entirely different direction, but ended up in an amazing place. As the conversation grew, many strong opinions came forth on all sides, but I trusted each of them … Read more

207: Leaders with Heart Give Employees a Voice

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Andrew Pudalov, Founder and CEO of Rush Bowls, Rush Bowls Franchising, Wholesale. Andrew spent 15 years working his way through the competitive ranks of New York City’s financial sector. In 2004, he left his position as Head of a Global Fixed Income … Read more

Leadership Values: Do You Practice What You Preach?

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What Are Your Values? I recently traveled to Napa, California with my husband for a weekend, and throughout the trip, we attended many wine tastings (as one does in wine country). We absolutely enjoyed our time there, but I noticed a common theme with the tour guides. They often mentioned that they did not want … Read more

Staying Engaged in the Virtual World

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Virtual Workplaces I recently spoke at an event where a few of the audience members admitted that they hadn’t been engaging as much with their team because of now being virtual. They said that regularly scheduled one-on-ones and town halls had been canceled because of the inability to meet in person. Learning to accept these … Read more

206: Leaders with Heart Help People with their Leadership Journeys

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Dr. Yetta Toliver, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Xerox. Dr. Toliver is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. Initially, she first obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, then … 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.”

Creating a Culture of ListeningTM is Heather's Specialty

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CEO of Employee Fanatix

A leading employee engagement consulting & training firm.

A highly sought-after keynote speaker

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

A diversity, equity, & inclusion strategist

An expert in creating safe spaces for these vital conversations.

A contributor to leading news outlets

A trusted expert for stories on culture, workplace engagement, and employee retention.

The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Listening

Create a listening culture that elevates the employee experience.

Through this guide, Heather uncovers how you can ensure those you lead feel heard by taking 3 approaches to listening inside an organization.

  • Understand why listening is the key to employee engagement
  • Learn how the Cycle of Listening contributes to strong workplace relationships
  • Get a practical framework for creating a listening culture that is bidirectional, responsive, and supportive

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