Podcast Episodes

Design Yourself 08: Ask For Help

Today Sharon explores the topic of asking for help. You will learn about why flexing this skill is a critical component of successful leadership and sane living, what holds us back from asking for help, and why we’ve got to push forth and ask anyway. Finally Sharon offers 5 Rules of the Road for how …

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Design Yourself 07: Fail Forward!

This week Sharon discusses the importance of embracing failure. (Fail forward!) Gain distinctions about how to own your own story, what it means to be (and be a part of) a deliberately developmental organization, and our default reactions to failure. Sharon shares tips for how to get comfortable stepping into the Fail Forward! mindset and …

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Design Yourself 06: No Such Thing As 50-50

Sharon reflects this week on work-life balance – or really imbalance. She shares the marriage advice that stuck with her as she nears her 9-year wedding anniversary: “Marriage takes 100% effort to be successful, but rarely is it split 50-50. Sometimes it’s 60-40. Sometimes it’s 90-10. But it always takes 100% effort to work.” After …

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Design Yourself 05: A Vision Meditation

Naming what you want is an incredible first step to any kind of change. In today’s podcast, Sharon shares the first step in her Go Beyond Vision Cycle: Getting clear on what it is that you want. To help listener’s see for themselves what it is that their hearts desire, she spends most of the podcast offering …

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Design Yourself 04: The Importance of Taking Breaks

In Episode 4 of Design Yourself, Sharon talks about why stepping away from your computer and taking a break is one of the best things we can do for ourselves – and our work too. Bonus: You can hear the birds chirping in the background of this episode recorded on Lake Champlain (NY) at sunrise. …

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Design Yourself 02: You Just Have To Start

In Episode 2 of Design Yourself, Sharon discusses the importance of getting started. Career moves, life adventures, and creative projects can only begin from one place – the one you are in. The theme for today is: Stop waiting + start doing. Listen to hear some Sharon’s favorite tips for how to get over the …

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Design Yourself 01: Let’s Do This Thing

In this inaugural episode, Sharon shares her inspiration for launching the show, what you can expect from Design Yourself moving forward, and how this podcast fits in to her own professional journey as a creative, coach, and entrepreneur.

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