Heather Younger

188: Leaders with Heart Care for All

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Peter Carlson, a Partner at Pet Evolution Franchising. A franchise that focuses heavily on “Helping Pets Live the Good Life!” by providing the best food, care, and supplies for pets. Located in the cities of Arden Hills and Woodbury, MN, they … Read more

187: Leaders with Heart Give Hope for the Future

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Dr. Kimberly Townsend, President and CEO of Loretto Management Corporation in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Townsend is an expert in the fields of healthcare management, board governance, and leadership. She is also the author of leadership books Lifecircle Leadership: How Exceptional People Make Every Day … Read more

186: Leaders with Heart Assume Positive Intent

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Barbara Lovejoy SHRM-CP, PHR, who is the Director of Human Resources at Otelco. Barbara’s parents instilled in her a passion for leadership and caring for others at an early age. Today, as Director of Human Resources, she strives to remain true to that … Read more

185: Leaders with Heart Show their Intent Everyday

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Jana Cinnamon, the COO of an accounting firm. Many people assume that Jana must be an accountant or CPA herself, but her background is actually in Human Resources. Leading is her passion, and she takes pride in equipping her people with the right … Read more

184: Leaders with Heart Meet People Where They Are

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to her listeners about meeting people where they’re at. Of course, this can mean different things depending on different people, but it’s essential to understand what matters to each person so that communication is most effective. Simply put, the way you approach … Read more

183: Leaders with Heart can Transform Industries

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Dr. Karaneh Jahan, who received her baccalaureate degree in Public Health with a minor in Spanish from Portland State University. She later attended Oregon Health and Science University where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Kararen Janah worked at seven … Read more

182: Leaders with Heart Take Action

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Asif Sadiq MBE, Head of Equity and Inclusion at WarnerMedia International. Before working at WarnerMedia, Asif has worked at numerous industry-leading companies such as Adidas, Reebok, and The Telegraph. He is also an author, LinkedIn Influencer, Board Member, and TEDx Speaker. His home country … Read more

181: Leaders with Heart Reflect on Their Journey

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Journey Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: As Heather approaches her 50th birthday and looks back at her journey, she shares her reflections with her listeners. She reflects on her decisions, especially after COVID, and how they have led her to where she is today. In her own words, she now feels more in … Read more

180: Leaders with Heart Understand That Safety is Critical to Listening

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks directly to her listeners about the importance of creating safe spaces. Although its importance is often overlooked, a safe space means that the leaders have taken the time to listen, to connect, and to communicate effectively in order to understand what their people’s … Read more

179: Leaders with Heart Impact Lives

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Sonya D. Crockett, Senior Human Resources Business Partner and People Conflict Resolution Specialist at Raising Canes. She opens up about how her mother is her driving force, who instilled in her from a young age that the answer to most problems in life is to … Read more

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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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CEO of Employee Fanatix

A leading workplace culture and employee engagement consulting & training firm.

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

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An expert in creating safe spaces for these vital conversations.

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The Cycle of Listening

The Cycle of Active Listening

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