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with Brenda Brown & Karen Thrall
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Tortoise and Hare
Rainbow of Friends
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about the various stages of friendship and how to thrive in each category. What is the difference between being friendly and being a friend? Are there different levels of friendship? If so, how does it apply to your life? Listen in as Brenda and Karen use colors to depict unique forms of friendship.
Life After 30
Do you consider yourself a good conversationalist? Do you know how to engage in small talk? What’s the difference? In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall dig into these questions and more while exploring the topic of Small Talk. Listen along to discover if you already have the skills it takes to Do small talk Well.
Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall share some of the inspiring stories they’ve learned in honor of Black History Month. Their conversation also extends a call to Allyship and what they’re learning about the overarching need to bond together.
A resource Karen mentions at 24:20 in the podcast can be read here.
Thank you to author, Tyrone McKinley Freeman | @MckinleyTyrone
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss the power of saying NO and the importance of practicing this skill to improve confidence. Do you feel comfortable saying no?
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about the value of a mutual exchange. Social Reciprocity is described as givers, takers and matchers. How would you describe yourself?
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about the importance of patting yourself on the back when you show progress with your goals. Do you find time to reward yourself on a weekly basis? If not, why not?
Positive Self Talk
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about strengthening your positive inner voice. Do you have an inner critic? They talk about how to take negative self talk and turn it into positive self talk.
In this episode of Do That Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall look at goals from a different angle. What’s the difference between an intention and a goal? They talk about how being intentional is a process, it is consistent and thrives within a ‘buddy system’.
Our first episode of 2021! And our first time offering both video and audio! Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk New Years resolutions – why reaching goals can be difficult and how to find your motivation.
Our 2020 Library
In our final episode of 2020, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall take a short trip down memory lane and share a bit of their vision for 2021.
We did it! A whole year under our belt! What a learning curve, a growing experience, and a lot of fun! Thank you for supporting our grassroots podcast. We are beyond grateful!
Holiday Special | Part 4
Holiday Special | Part 3
Holiday Special | Part 2
In episode two of Do ‘Staying Connected’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall phone four friends to play the holiday game. Listen to join in on the laughter and be serenaded by one of the guests. Who will you be connecting with this holiday?
Holiday Special | Part 1
In the first episode of Do ‘Staying Connected’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall take a different approach during the holiday season. How do you stay connected when you feel miles apart from the ones you love? Listen in to hear one of their ideas!
In Do ‘Boasting’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss how to be bold and self-promote. How do you convey the pride you have in your work and life, without sounding arrogant?
Do ‘Hungry For Change’ Well
In this 3-part series, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss three important areas that will require change when you’re hungry for change.
Part 1: lifestyle
Part 2: increasing your earnings
In Episode 2 of Do ‘Hungry For Change’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about how to increase your earnings. How you relate to money can affect how you view your worth. Do you know how much you’re worth? (and not just what’s in your bank account)
Part 3: relational strain
In Episode 3 of Do ‘Hungry for Change’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about how change can really take its toll with either your colleagues, friends, family or intimate partners. What do you do when you’re hungry for change and it causes a strain in some of your relationships?
ps. Here’s the link to the book that Karen refers to by author, Dr Joseph Shrands.
Photo by: Quino Al | Unsplash @quinoal
Do ‘Being A Leader’ Well
In this 4-part series, Do ‘Being A Leader’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss how to excel in leadership.
Part 1: what type of leader are you?
Curious to know what type of leader you see yourself as? Please listen to Part 1 for the archetypes.
Part 2: how to be inspiring
There’s three ways you can inspire others with your leadership. Are you a storyteller? A teacher? A community builder?
Part 3: how to connect well with others
Understanding potential weaknesses of each leadership type can help create buy-in and strengthen rapport.
Part 4: is it for you?
Do ‘Workplace Friendships’ Well
In this 2-part series, Do ‘Workplace Friendships’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss the different types of friendships in the workplace and its pros and cons.
Part 1: the different types of friendships
The stats say that professionals who have friends in the workplace have higher levels of performance, engagement, and happiness. Is it true?
Part 2: pros and cons
Is it ever ok to ‘burn bridges’, what does likability really mean, what do you do when you’re shy by nature, and what if you feel excluded?
Do ‘Speaking Your Mind’ Well
In this 3-part series, Do ‘Speaking Your Mind’ Well, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall talk about the importance of sharing your honest thoughts in a way that benefits you and those around you.
Part 1: honoring your voice
How to honor your unique voice and allow space to find your true message.
Part 2: taking responsibility
How to take responsibility in how we communicate, how we honor our voice, how we handle our emotions, and how to coach others who want to do the same.
Part 3: learning perspectives
Being open to learning perspectives that vary from your own can foster healthy conversations (This also led them to talk about Black Lives Matter and prejudice)
Do ‘Tackling Your Dream’ Well
In this 4-part series, Brenda Brown and Karen Thrall discuss how to go after your aspirations and what holds you back.
Part 1: Time
What are the practical solutions and why it’s important to find the Time to tackle your dreams.
Part 2: fear
How Fear can come between you and your dreams and how to address it.
Part 3: forgiveness
How the act of forgiving yourself and others is a powerful tool to allow you to let go and follow your passion.
Part 4: Q&A
Listen in as we recap the series and answer the questions that have been sent to us.
Do ‘Thriving’ Well
Brenda Brown & Karen Thrall talk about four important principles you can take hold of in your pursuit to truly thrive in your life.
This episode is based on a chapter in Karen’s upcoming book of allegories entitled, ‘The Best Version Of You’.
photo by: Becca | Unsplash | @binkabonka
Do ‘Uncertainty’ Well
Brenda Brown & Karen Thrall talk about how to be your best during a time of uncertainty. For us, today, that would be the Covid-19.
Karen wrote an article called “Not One Fear, But Three” addressing three fears. The podcast dives a little deeper into the article. [article link]
[Our 1st Podcast. Where it all began.]
Do ‘Socializing’ Well
Brenda Brown & Karen Thrall talk about social quirks, the best place to be at a party and bringing your happiness.
Karen is an executive coach. For over 20 years, she’s worked alongside leaders and teams throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
Brenda leads and trains culture, sales and organizational development throughout the United States and internationally.