Podcast Episodes

Design Yourself 58: Product Innovation with Emmanuel Yamoah

Emmanuel Yamoah is a person who defies the traditional approach. Not satisfied by what has always been, he’s always pushing for something more. As a young boy you might have found him deconstructing his sneakers to see what made them work. Today he leads a global Research and Development team at Duracell. He is an …

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Design Yourself 57: Make Magic

Yes, magic exists. Inspired by this week’s solar eclipse, host Sharon decided to share what she does to bring magic into her life. Learn her tricks for creating magic in her business from manifesting dream clients to the power of sitting with your palms facing up. Plus, there’s poetry! This week’s episode is a great …

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Design Yourself Encore: Presence and Preparation

This week Sharon shares one of the most helpful pieces of wisdom she’s ever received: “It’s more important to be present than prepared.” Learn how she has come to understand this adage over the years and how she’s added on to it as well. As part of this process, Sharon shares some questions you might …

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Design Yourself 56: Celebrating 10 Years of Marriage

Making a commitment can be daunting. Sometimes we get swept up in all the research we can do, even for some of our everyday decisions. Is this really THE best restaurant we could eat at on vacation? Is this THE movie we want to see? So when it comes to a longterm commitment, the pressure …

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Design Yourself 55: For the Sake of What

It’s a great accomplishment to achieve a critical goal. It can be all the more satisfying when that goal is to run a business you care about successfully. But it’s still just one outcome. Today’s episode focuses on for the sake of what. For the sake of what are you working hard to hit those …

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Design Yourself 54: Executive Presence

Inspiring others to trust and follow you takes more than great ideas or a stellar product or service. It takes executive presence. Executive presence communicates your authentic spirit in way that allows others to connect to you. It inspires and motivates. And it necessarily takes many different shapes and forms. Executive presence must be varied …

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Design Yourself 53: Visionaries and Finding Voice

Remember what it’s like to first start out in work? Our guest today doesn’t have to remember. She’s in it. Artist and educator Julia Lipovsky joins her sister Sharon to talk about what it’s like to find your voice and find a job. Hear how Julia paid attention to clues as she moved from a …

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Design Yourself 52: Checking in on New Year’s Resolutions

We are half way through 2017, which makes now the ideal time to check in on how things are going and get focused for the second half of the year. In this week’s episode, Sharon offers up 9 questions to reflect on how your year is going and shares what’s she been noticing about her …

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Design Yourself 51: Celebrating Champagne Moments

It’s easy to get caught up in what we are doing, isn’t it? This week’s episode is designed to help you lift out of the daily grind and celebrate your “champagne moment” successes. Whether finally hitting send on a big proposal, getting great feedback from a colleague or client, or finally seeing that passion project …

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