Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Cordelia Gaffar – Emotions Opener Coach, Creator of Replenish Me ™, Speaker, Author of Detached Love, Co-Host of the Unlearning Labels Podcast, and a Caring Leadership Community Coach. Cordelia also is the mother of 6 children and left Corporate America after her third child to focus on raising her children. Her story began 18 years ago, and her expertise is just the right blend of corporate, family, and community. She is a firm believer in self-care, and in this episode, you’ll see why. Key Takeaways: Healing happens from within. Leadership can come from family, friendships, community, or corporate – it is not limited to a job title. Women’s voices need to be amplified in workplaces. Community is medicine. You must first take care of yourself in order to take care of others. Cordelia Gaffar’s Bio Cordelia Gaffar is
Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Garry Turner – friend, Caring Leadership Coach, and International Product Manager for IMCD Group. Garry shows up in his most authentic self in this episode. As you can tell from the first 5 minutes of listening, Garry is someone who believes being vulnerable is the key to connection and community. Take a listen to these rich 20 minutes of work, personal, and life advice from two strangers from across the globe who have developed a genuine friendship. Garry was chosen as one of the Caring Leadership Coaches because of his use of progressive coaching approaches to connect individuals and teams to themselves, and each other, more meaningfully — to deliver exceptional outcomes as a result. Garry is such a caring human being, you’ll surely enjoy these next 23 minutes. Key Takeaways: We are more than just our job
Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Nick Boulas, Director of Leadership Development at BBL Hospitality. Nick has been in the hospitality industry for over 40 years and is now the Director of Leadership Development with BBL Hospitality for over 22 hotels and 15 restaurants. Nick Boulas is originally from Horseheads, NY where he grew up in the Greek diner business. He then went on to study Hospitality Management at Niagara University. Nick has been on a mission for the last 20 years to improve workplace culture by working with individuals and teams in an effort to bring about positive change. He believes in caring leadership and works to develop his employees into the best leaders they can be. Key Takeaways: Surround yourself with family and friends that understand your devotion to your team members. Always be on the lookout for opportunities. Look for the
Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Brooke Erol, Consultant, Author, Trainer, Chief Purpose Officer. Brooke is originally from Istanbul, Turkey, but has lived in San Diego for the past few years. She is the author of Create a Life You Love: Reflections on Living Life to the Fullest and From Hierarchy to High Performance: Unleashing the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results. Heather chose Brooke Erol to be one of the Caring Leadership coaches because, as you will see from this episode, she is someone who naturally cares for her people. She believes Caring Leadership is what organizations are currently missing. In this episode, Brooke shares her journey to finding her purpose and what she has learned along the way. Now she focuses on helping others to do the same. Key Takeaways: People will always remember how you made them feel.
Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Brian Kelly, People, Leadership, Strategy & Team Development Consultant, Mindset Coach, Speaker, Facilitator, Author, Unleashing Your Human Greatness, Strengthening the of Business™. Heather has always been impressed by Brian’s natural Caring Leadership traits, which is why he is now a Caring Leadership Community Coach. In this episode, Brian opens up about his journey to Caring Leadership and the difficulties he faced along the way. Besides, Brian was one of the first people Heather saw embracing a leadership style geared towards people-first. Here he shares how he wasn’t always this way and is honest about the hard inner-work he had to do to become this better version of himself. Our society has strict stereotypes of what “masculine” and “feminine” traits are, where Brian believes there is no such thing. He believes that a healthy human has qualities that are
Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Kizzy Parks, Ph.D., CEO of KPC, GovCon Winners, AmPar, AdultFluent, and Host of the AdultFluent℠ podcast. Her newest company GovCon Winners works to help small businesses win profitable government contracts. She is charismatic, honest, and compassionate in this episode, where she shared the times in her career when she wasn’t the best leader. She states that at times she was leading from a space of scarcity and less than – which was not productive for her or her company. Now she leads from a place of compassion and has implemented new strategies to ensure that her employees get treated the most fairly. Kizzy shares that her entrepreneur journey began when she was just a kid when she would resell golf balls she found to fund her love for FUNYUNs and Nutty Bars. In other words, she knew from