Today’s guest’s mission is to gently eradicate small talk from the planet. He is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We!, an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter.
Leaders call him when they want to amplify connection, belonging, and trust within their organizations. He created We! Connect Cards, a tool being used in 50+ countries to build stronger connections.
He has spoken at TEDx, is the author of the Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections, and with his business partner wrote Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter.
He has led workshops, trainings, and interactive keynotes for a wide array of companies including JetBlue, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Penn State, and Goodwill.
Please join me in welcoming Chad Littlefield.
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In this episode we discuss:
- his thoughts on leadership: “My most simple perspective of leadership is being able to create some possibility that otherwise would not have happened without you.”
- how he transformed into a leader when he learned the powerful art of asking questions.
- his experience giving a unique TEDx talk about positive social interactions.
- how he learned the importance of recognizing that no one else is an object on the stage of his life, and how he uses that mindset to truly value others.
- how he uses an app to create video conversations to connect with people he has just met.
- his mindset shift away from apologizing for bugging others to offering himself as a service to them.
Sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Watch 2-minute video from “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.”
Books mentioned in this episode:
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter” by Chad Littlefield and Will Wise
- “Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections: 22 Teambuilding Activities” by Chad Littlefield and Rod Lee
- “We! Connect Cards: 60 Conversation Starters and Icebreaker Questions” by Chad Littlefield and Will Wise
- “The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict” by The Arbinger Institute
- “The Opposite of Hate” by Sally Kohn
- Learn more about Bombbomb – Rehumanizing Your Communication App.
- Learn more about Hubspot.
- Listen to my interview with Dorie Clark.
- Learn more about MailChimp.
- Learn more about Top of Mind.
- Interested in booking Robbie to speak? Learn about his signature Art of the Schmooze session on effective and inclusive networking, and the other sessions he offers.
- Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Robbie offers several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
- Looking to get M.O.R.E.? A few times a year Robbie runs The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women.This program helps women grow their business to the next level using relationship-based business strategies. For six months, he meets bi-weekly online with four women who want more Money, Opportunities, Referrals, and Engagement. First, there’s a 90-day sprint to help you clarify your goals (a mix of one-on-one coaching, mastermind hot seats, and content-rich masterclass sessions) followed by 90 days of masterminding and a final coaching session to help you implement your new goals. The next cohort begins in January. Check out the details and then schedule a call with me to see if it would be a good fit. www.robbiesamuels.com/more
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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