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  • March 21, 2024
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Mastering Self-Confidence Techniques for Overcoming Doubt with Michael Teape

In this podcast episode of the Soft Skills Salon, host Diana Kawarsky talks with Michael Teape, the co-founder and lead trainer of  Teape Training International. Diana and Michael dive deep into the world of self-confidence, discussing the essential strategies for overcoming doubt and enhancing personal and professional growth. Through a comprehensive exploration of soft skills, effective communication, […]

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  • January 29, 2024
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

The Secret Sauce for Surviving Office Drama with Keren Castelli

In this podcast episode of the Soft Skills Salon, host Diana Kawarsky has a conversation with change management expert Keren Castelli about the critical role of soft skills in the workplace, especially during the pandemic-induced shift to remote work. They discuss the misperceptions of soft skills as less valuable than hard skills and advocate for terms like […]

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  • January 12, 2024
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Strategies for Fostering Teamwork and Boosting Confidence with Shoko Masuda

In this episode of the Soft Skills Salon podcast, Diana Kawarsky speaks with Shoko Matsuda, an executive coach and leadership trainer, as they delve into the essence of self-assurance, influenced by Eleanor Roosevelt’s insights, and explores Shoko’s experiences with English as a second language. Diana and Shoko also examine the dynamics of teamwork across cultures, emphasizing […]

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  • November 24, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

The Most Effective Ways to Support and Empower Your Team with Dr. Chaz Austin

In this episode of the Soft Skills Salon podcast, host Diana Kawarsky converses with Dr. Charles Michael Austin, also known as Dr. Chaz. They discuss leadership, the importance of understanding different cultures, and providing constructive feedback in the workplace. Dr. Chaz emphasizes the need for leaders to create a safe space for their teams, genuinely listen […]

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  • November 10, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

The Most Effective Strategies for Building Confidence in Your Career with Billy Anderson

In this Soft Skills Salon podcast episode, host Diana Kawarsky talks with speaker, leadership coach, and author Billy Anderson founder of The Courage Crusade. Diana and Billy discuss the significance of self-confidence and self-belief in personal growth and the role of emotions in this process. Billy shares his insights on the importance of pushing beyond one’s comfort zone. […]

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  • October 17, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Exploring the Power of Soft Skills and Toys with Ilana Ben-Ari

In this podcast episode, Diana Kawarsky speaks with Ilana Ben-Ari, a toy designer turned social entrepreneur. They discuss the controversial nature of soft skills and the undervaluation of these skills compared to hard skills. Ilana shares her experiences with her learning and development toy company, Twenty One Toys, and the challenges of convincing adults that toys can […]

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  • September 20, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Why Annual Performance Reviews and Engagement Surveys Fall Short in Building Confidence with Dan Pontefract

In this podcast episode, host Diana Kawarsky has an insightful conversation with renowned leadership strategist and author Dan Pontefract. They explore the meaning of confidence and its relationship with feedback and recognition. They highlight the limitations of annual performance reviews and employee engagement surveys, proposing a more effective approach to having frequent and meaningful conversations about […]

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  • July 12, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

Unleashing the Power of Conversations: Transforming Teams and Organizations with Douglas Squirrel

In this episode, host Diana Kawarsky interviews Douglas Squirrel, an executive coach and consulting Chief Technology Officer. Diana and Squirrel discuss the importance of aligning technical teams with business goals and using a common language for effective communication and productivity. They also delve into change management, resiliency, confidence-building, empathy, and difficult conversations. Squirrel shares techniques for […]

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  • May 31, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

The Power of Asking Questions in Leadership and Team Building with David Chapman

In this episode of the Soft Skills Salon podcast, host Diana Kawarsky sits down with David Chapman, a seasoned trainer and executive coach, to explore the fascinating world of purpose-driven teams. Through their engaging conversation, Diana and David delve into the roles of entrepreneurs, leaders, and managers, highlighting the importance of purpose in inspiring and securing […]

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  • April 18, 2023
  • Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

The Evolution of Authenticity: A Key Trait for Today’s Leaders With Garima Gupta

In this episode, we are joined by Garima Gupta, the founder and CEO of Artha Learning – an award-winning, e-learning design firm providing custom and off-the shelf learning solutions. Diana and Garima begin by discussing how confidence really has two distinct forms namely an external perception that we present to the world, and a second, deeper form of […]

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