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 2

  • Cultivating Growth in Leadership | Bill Sommers | Conversations With Coaches - S2E10

    Cultivating Growth in Leadership | Bill Sommers | Conversations With Coaches - S2E10

    In this last episode of the second season of 'Conversations with Coaches,' CEO and host Brandon Mergard sits down with William A. Sommers — a certified Stakeholder Centered Coaching® Coach who specializes in SCC® for school and district leaders and helps numerous leaders enhance their skills and achieve their goals. Bill Sommers: The Man of the Hour More widely known as Bill, he is an accomplished consultant, author, leadership coach, and retired principal from Austin, Texas. Bill's impact on leadership development is immeasurable, with over ten educational books to his name and a track record of helping countless leaders elevate their skills and achieve their goals. On the other hand, listening to Bill is an opportunity to explore a transformative coaching model that leverages data from all levels of leadership, promising tangible results and boasting a remarkable 95% success rate in the business world. Exploring the Resource Throughout the conversation, you will get a chance to learn more about 'Learning Omnivores,' a fantastic resource that Bill co-founded in 2016 with Skip Olsen. 'Learning Omnivores' publishes educational posts, new rules, and book reviews. With busy leaders in mind, they even offer book summaries so you can stay up-to-date without sacrificing too much time. Discover more of this coaching tool and join the podcast's quest to turbocharge leadership worldwide by grabbing your free download at mgscc.net/coach-toolbox. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Bill Sommers: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-sommers-a971b3169/ Join Bill on an enlightening exploration of SCC® and its impact on leadership. These resources are your key to unlocking leadership excellence. For more episodes, visit mgscc.net/podcast. Tune in to hear Bill Sommers, an experienced educator and certified SCC® Coach, share his insights on leadership, SCC®, and more. With his guidance, you'll learn how to take your leadership skills to the next level and achieve your goals. The best part — more episodes await you at mgscc.net/podcast. Learn the foundations of SCC® - for free MGSCC® cherishes its daily mission — to enable and promote better leadership everywhere. You can do that by registering for a free sample course and learning the foundational elements of SCC® at mgscc.net/sample-course. Take your leadership to the next level.

  • Leadership Dynamics Redefined | Inderjeet Singh | Conversations With Coaches - S2E9

    Leadership Dynamics Redefined | Inderjeet Singh | Conversations With Coaches - S2E9

    In this episode of the second season, the spotlight shines on Inderjeet Singh, the founder and CEO of Grow More Avenues, an engineering graduate from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi). With 30 years of experience spanning sales, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship, Inderjeet is a multifaceted expert in coaching, training, and leadership. Inderjeet Singh: The Man of the Hour Inderjeet's journey is a testament to his passion for developing leaders. As an ICF Master Certified Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, and Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach®, he has trained over 1,000 professionals, turning them into skilled coaches. His commitment to leadership development has made a significant impact, especially in India. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from his wealth of experience. Exploring the Resource The Coaching Tool, a simple yet powerful resource, can be a valuable asset in the SCC® process. This tool is designed to help coaches guide their clients deeper and forward in their coaching journey. It can be seamlessly integrated into various stages of the SCC® process, offering support in helping clients gain clarity, a different perspective, motivation, and more. One key area where the Coaching Tool shines is in step 2 of stage 1, where it can aid leaders in selecting the right goals, making it an indispensable addition to the coaching toolbox. Coach Toolbox Boost your leadership game with our FREE resources. Download your tools today at mgscc.net/coach-toolbox. If you're a certified Stakeholder Centered Coach®, check your SCC® Coach Portal for access. Don't miss out, grab your tool now. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Inderjeet Singh: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachinderjeet/ Learn the foundations of SCC® - for free MGSCC® cherishes its daily mission — to enable and promote better leadership everywhere. You can do that by registering for a free sample course and learning the foundational elements of SCC® at mgscc.net/sample-course. Take your leadership to the next level.

  • Fearless Leadership Unveiled | Nancy Burger | Conversations With Coaches - S2E8

    Fearless Leadership Unveiled | Nancy Burger | Conversations With Coaches - S2E8

    Get ready for a transformative session in Season 2, Episode 8 of 'Conversations with Coaches,' focusing on the key themes of consistency and clarity just for you! Join our star guest, Nancy Burger, and let this episode become your latest source of inspiration for honing your coaching skills. Nancy Burger: An Outstanding Professional Nancy Burger, the 'Communications Strategist' and leadership development expert, is a visionary in her field. With a successful career spanning more than two decades, Nancy has made an indelible mark on the world of communication and leadership. As a mentor and executive coach, Nancy guides individuals and organizations toward more effective communication and impactful leadership. Her clear and insightful approach has mentored senior leaders, propelling them to success in a dynamic business environment. Exploring the "Fear Journey Template" Resource This template is part of the comprehensive strategies covered in the online course, The FEAR Formula: How to Get Unstuck and Lean into Courage. The exercise prompts reflection on past experiences, relationships, and dynamics that have shaped the participant's relationship with fear and Self. Designed to raise awareness about inner dialogues that may hinder progress, it serves as a valuable tool within the FEAR Formula curriculum. SCC's Role in the Utilization of this Resource: In executive coaching engagements, this tool plays a crucial role. At the commencement of coaching, it aids in gaining a deep understanding of the participant's thought processes and tendencies. This foundational insight enhances the effectiveness of coaching as a collaborative partner in the leadership development journey. Coach Toolbox Enhance your coaching practice with the Fear Journey Template, available at mgscc.net/coach-toolbox. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Nancy Burger: linkedin.com/in/nancy-burger-commstrategist/ Learn the foundations of SCC® - for free Introducing MGSCC, an avenue where clarity and consistency converge. Access a complimentary course preview via mgscc.net/sample-course. This primer on Stakeholder Centered Coaching® presents an opportunity to glean insights that could refine your leadership skills. Explore the potential for transformation through steadfast, lucid, and influential leadership with MGSCC.

  • Handling Workplace Anxiety Effectively | Chester Elton | Conversations With Coaches - S2E7

    Handling Workplace Anxiety Effectively | Chester Elton | Conversations With Coaches - S2E7

    Conversations With Coaches Season 2, Episode 7 features Chester Elton, #1 New York Times bestselling business author and renowned expert on employee engagement, leadership, and organizational culture, who talks about cultivating high-performance cultures. and effective leadership strategies. Tune in to this episode and learn about topics such as personal identity, the importance of relationships and community, developing more human and empathetic leadership, gratitude as a powerful practice, and useful tools for coaches and leaders in today's work environment, courtesy of the extraordinary Chester Elton. A recognized figure in workplace trends, Elton brings two decades of experience empowering organizations to engage their workforce effectively, aligning strategy, vision, and values. In this engaging and insightful session, he discover the proven secrets behind high-performing cultures and teams, gleaned from research covering more than one million working adults. Praised as the "Apostle of Appreciation" by Canada's Globe and Mail and hailed as "creative and refreshing" by the New York Times, Elton's expertise in fostering culture, driving innovation and improving well-being has no rival. Co-author of multiple successful and award-winning leadership books such as 'All In', 'The Carrot Principle', 'Leading with Gratitude' and 'Anxiety at Work', Elton's influence extends globally with translations in more than 30 languages and sales that They exceed 1.6 million copies. Through his work as a Marshall Goldsmith stakeholder-focused coach, Chester Elton shares practical solutions for leaders. Discover how Elton's methodology, which uses one-on-one sessions, debriefings, and frequent assessments, transforms leadership skills and effectiveness. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about Elton's exceptional coaching strategies, proven to strengthen cultures, amplify employee engagement, and lead high-performing teams. With a client list that includes American Express, the World Bank and McKee, Elton's impact on leadership excellence is undeniable. Featured Resource: Anxiety At Work Podcast & Gratitude Journal About the Podcast: Chester Elton presents "Anxiety At Work Podcast ", a comprehensive resource aimed at leaders looking for effective strategies to address mental health issues within their teams. Application in conjunction with SCC: Leveraging the Anxiety at Work resource as an integral part of SCC, Chester uses these resources as ongoing support mechanisms for executives under his direction. Both the podcast series and the Gratitude Journal serve as invaluable resources, offering ongoing mental health guidance and fostering a culture of appreciation and emotional well-being among leaders and their teams. Enhance your coaching arsenal with Chester Elton's exclusive "Anxiety at Work Toolkit" available at http://mgscc.net/coach-toolbox Stay connected on LinkedIn Connect with the host and podcast guest here: Brandon Mergard: http://linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Chester Elton: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chesterelton/ Learn the basics of SCC® - free Take a look at mgscc.net/sample-course and see how clarity and consistency can work together for you. Discover how to transform your leadership skills with consistent, clear, and impactful leadership with MGSCC's introduction to Stakeholder Centered Coaching®.

  • The Gift of Leadership: A Holiday Special Conversation | Frank Wagner | Conversations With Coaches - S2E6

    The Gift of Leadership: A Holiday Special Conversation | Frank Wagner | Conversations With Coaches - S2E6

    In this episode of the second season, the podcast spotlight is on Frank Wagner, a mainstay in the realm of leadership coaching and co-developer of Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching®. With an impressive track record spanning four decades, Frank has significantly contributed to the development of leadership skills in Fortune 100 companies. Frank Wagner: The Man of the Hour Frank's journey began at The Center For Leadership Studies in the 1970s and has since been characterized by his unwavering commitment to fostering leadership growth. His noteworthy contributions include co-developing the Excellent Manager Program for IBM and other prestigious corporations and training an extensive network of coaches worldwide in the principles of Stakeholder Centered Coaching®. Exploring the Resource In this episode, Frank will discuss the 'Leader's Guide to Involving Stakeholders,' a resource that provides leaders with guidance on how to effectively interact with stakeholders while striving to enhance their leadership capabilities. This guide offers practical advice on the essentials of asking, listening, thanking, thinking, responding, changing, and following up. Coach Toolbox Boost your leadership game with our FREE resources. Download your tools today at mgscc.net/coach-toolbox. If you're a certified Stakeholder Centered Coach®, check your SCC® Coach Portal for access. Don't miss out, grab your tool now. Stay Connected on LinkedIn Connect with the podcast host and guest here: Brandon Mergard: linkedin.com/in/brandonjamesmergard Frank Wagner: linkedin.com/in/frankwagnercoach Join this episode for a deep dive into Frank’s vast experience and the transformative impact of Stakeholder Centered Coaching® on leadership. To learn more about Frank's work or to set up a strategic consultation, feel free to reach out to him at frank@stakeholdercenteredcoaching.com. Listen in at mgscc.net/podcast to gain valuable insights from Frank Wagner, a seasoned coach and leadership development expert. Discover how you can elevate your leadership skills and achieve your goals with SCC®. Learn the foundations of SCC® - for free MGSCC® cherishes its daily mission — to enable and promote better leadership everywhere. You can do that by registering for a free sample course and learning the foundational elements of SCC® at mgscc.net/sample-course. Take your leadership to the next level.