Conversations with Coaches

by Brandon Mergard

MGSCC cherishes its mission every day: To enable and promote better leadership everywhere. And to become even more involved in the coaching community, Brandon Mergard and the team are proud to present “Conversations with Coaches”. In this new podcast, every 2 weeks, you will meet an unmasked leadership hero who will, via their professional career, successes, and errors, offer a real-life, practical, hopeful ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • Shaping Leadership Behavior | Dan Sitner | Conversations With Coaches - S03E09

    Shaping Leadership Behavior | Dan Sitner | Conversations With Coaches - S03E09

    In this episode of "Conversations with Coaches," Dan Sitner delves into a compelling case study focused on improving leadership behavior. This new episode focuses on a senior manufacturing leader at a global company who was facing team engagement challenges. Through Dan Sitner's expert guidance, he discovers how shaping leadership behavior can be crucial to improving leader effectiveness and addressing team engagement challenges in global and complex environments. Dan Sitner, the founder of Clear Purpose Coaching, discovered his passion for coaching after a successful career in wholesale distribution. With experience in various leadership roles, from General Manager to Director of Delivery Operations, he led teams of various sizes. He uses a unique and validated coaching process to empower leaders and teams, seeking long-term measurable changes in their effectiveness. Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study. Download it at https://mgscc.net/case-studies/ Discover how Stakeholder Centered Coaching® can transform your leadership approach, enroll in the free Foundations of SCC® course https://mgscc.net/foundations-course. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your leadership skills. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/ Dan Sitner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-sitner-8a264542/

  • Overcoming Shyness to Lead Strongly | Dexter Nolley | Conversations With Coaches - S03E08

    Overcoming Shyness to Lead Strongly | Dexter Nolley | Conversations With Coaches - S03E08

    Discover in the eighth episode of "Conversations with Coaches" how Dexter Nolley, through Stakeholder Centered Coaching®, has trained leaders to overcome shyness and lead strongly in the health system. Through Nolley's case study, it is revealed how one health system leader faced challenges in understanding leadership and employee engagement, and how he managed to embark on a transformative journey to overcome shyness and lead assertively. Through this approach, the leader received crucial feedback, set the goal of being recommended by stakeholders, and implemented strategic actions to improve visibility, communication, and trust in his leadership role. Dexter Nolley, a seasoned Chief Human Resources Officer, brings over a decade of experience in leading HR operations and providing executive coaching in academic medical centers. His coaching expertise focuses on enhancing leadership skills and executive presence to drive organizational success. Dexter holds certifications in coaching, HR, and various assessment tools, utilizing his expertise to help clients achieve their leadership goals effectively. Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study. Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies Learn to overcome shyness and lead effectively through the free Foundations of SCC® course. Register now at https://mgscc.net/foundations-course/ Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/ Dexter Nolley: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dexter-nolley-5b85925/

  • Feedback For Leadership Coaching | Dominik Szot | Conversations With Coaches - S03E07

    Feedback For Leadership Coaching | Dominik Szot | Conversations With Coaches - S03E07

    Discover how Dominik Szot successfully led a feedback-focused leadership coaching process in a company. In this episode of "Conversations with Coaches," he explores the challenges he faced hosting monthly feedback talks and confronting some leaders' discomfort with the coaching provided by the company's founder. Through his focus on feedback-based leadership, Dominik shares how he overcame these obstacles and created an environment where leaders felt more open and safe to participate in the coaching process. Dominik is a global entrepreneur with extensive experience founding and managing several companies, as well as leadership roles in corporations. He has faced and overcome business crises, turning challenges into development opportunities. Through his company MIA, he has demonstrated skills in organizational growth, staff motivation, and implementing unique business models. Since 2013, he has also provided consulting services, specializing in coaching for senior and mid-level managers, while continuing to expand his knowledge in areas such as Non-Violent Communication and Clean Coaching. Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study. Download at www.mgscc.net/case-studies Don't miss the opportunity to explore the benefits of feedback-based leadership. Join the free course at https://mgscc.net/foundations-course and discover an impactful introduction to Stakeholder-Centered Coaching® Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Dominik Szot: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominikszot/

  • Strengthening Leadership Culture | Daniel Collins | Conversations With Coaches - S03E06

    Strengthening Leadership Culture | Daniel Collins | Conversations With Coaches - S03E06

    Discover how to strengthen the culture of a true leader through SCC® in the Sixth Episode of 'Conversations with Coaches'. In this episode, Daniel facilitated empowered leadership amidst the intricate challenges encountered within a resources company following his divestiture. Daniel Collins, reveals the profound impact of SCC® in strengthening organizational alignment and fostering optimal performance at all levels of the company. He explores how coaching conversations serve as the central hub for cultivating a strong leadership culture, driving operational excellence, and nurturing a climate of continuous refinement. Daniel Collins is dedicated to helping leaders build winning environments by focusing on creating a culture of success. With a belief that leadership is about empowering individuals to choose excellence, he provides insights and tools to drive results. Drawing from experience in business and sports, Daniel implements proven strategies to transform underperforming cultures into ones driven by achievement. Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study. Download it at www.mgscc.net/case-studies. Learn how to strengthen your leadership culture from the ground up. Register at http://mgscc.net/foundations-course and discover an impactful introduction to Stakeholder-Centered Coaching®. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Daniel Collins: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancollins2/

  • Optimizing Leadership in High-Pressure Environments | Corine Hines | Conversations With Coaches - S03E05

    Optimizing Leadership in High-Pressure Environments | Corine Hines | Conversations With Coaches - S03E05

    Discover the intricacies of leadership in high-pressure environments in the fifth episode of 'Conversations with Coaches. Corine Hines brings you her case study, where she shows how overwhelmed leaders were trained to excel as effective change agents within a rapidly growing manufacturing firm. In this episode, Corine Hines addresses high-risk challenges within the manufacturing industry. Hired by a prominent UK-based manufacturing company on the brink of a massive project, Corine was faced with the task of supporting a group of newly promoted leaders struggling with the immense pressure of the project. Corine Hines, has seen firsthand the transformative power of coaching on individuals and organizations alike. She specializes in working with leaders across various fields, helping them improve their leadership skills and develop their teams. Witnessing her clients grow and create positive changes within their organizations is what drives Corine's passion for coaching. Discover a detailed episode transcript, a brief summary, and the complete case study—all included in the MGSCC® Case Study. Download it at https://mgscc.net/case-studies/ Register now for the free Foundations of SCC® course at https://mgscc.net/foundations-course and discover the importance of knowing how to work in pressured environments and emerge as a successful leader. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard/ Corine Hines: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corinehines/