The Fix with Michelle King
Susan David: Emotional Agility

Susan David: Emotional Agility

July 9, 2020

We all know that the COVID-19 virus is spreading at an alarming rate, but fear and panic can spread even faster. Fortunately, there are steps we can take right now to boost our emotional response to the never ending anxiety, fear and panic created by this pandemic. Research finds that we tend to be influenced by other peoples’ behaviors and emotions and we might even copy them. While this might not be a problem most of the time, it can be really unhelpful during a crisis.
For many of us one of the major challenges we have to manage during the global pandemic is simply our ability to deal with the uncertainty and emotional turmoil the pandemic creates. In this episode, we're thrilled to hear from Dr. Susan David, Harvard medical school psychologist and author of the best selling book "Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life". Susan will share her life's work, research and understanding of how we can deal with our emotional responses in an effective way, and what this really looks like in a global pandemic. She will also share strategies leaders can use at work to create an emotionally agile workforce and successfully navigate this very tricky time.

Dave Jakubowski: White Male Allies

Dave Jakubowski: White Male Allies

July 1, 2020

In order to break down systemic barriers that exist in the technology and venture capital industry, it is important to understand the core challenges that ultimately set the stage for why Black founders receive less than 1% of venture capital.  This week’s guest is Dave Jakubowski, co-founder of Ureeka, an online community that connects small to mid-sized underrepresented business owners to peers, mentors and coaches, and vetted resources to access capital.

As a Silicon Valley expert, Dave has witnessed the unconscious bias that has created numerous barriers to Black business owners accessing funding. Black entrepreneurs experience a higher chance of loan rejection and a lower acceptance into business accelerators. On today’s episode, Dave will outline the systemic barriers and the role of white males in removing these obstacles.

--

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Kimberly Perkins - Aviation: A Case Study on Inequality

Kimberly Perkins - Aviation: A Case Study on Inequality

June 24, 2020

In the United States, women make up 47% of the total workforce. But professional female pilots constitute five percent of the piloting workforce, a statistic that has remained unmoved in four decades. Compared to other STEM fields and “traditionally” male-dominated industries, aviation has one of the lowest percentages of women.
There are mentors, scholarships, conferences, magazines and organizations that all have a goal to increase the abysmal five percent statistic. When experts are questioned on this topic, often the same old explanation is given: “It’s a pipeline problem.”

On today's episode, Kimberly Perkins, an International Captain and Safety Officer on Gulfstream 650 aircraft based in Seattle, Washington and humanitarian activist through Aviation for Humanity will reveal what the systemic barriers are to women’s advancement in aviation and why the industry has to change.

--

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Jodi Geddes - Flexible Work Is The Future: Insights From A New Study

Jodi Geddes - Flexible Work Is The Future: Insights From A New Study

June 17, 2020

Managing a remote workforce is not as simple as telling everyone they can work from home. In fact, companies have been trying this for a long time and failing badly. Jodi Geddes co-founder of Circle In, which helps companies to support working parents, will be joining us on this episode to discuss results from a new online global survey her company undertook. The study finds that COVID-19 has changed people’s demands and expectations of working life.

Now, 97% of men and women want to retain the freedom to work flexibly when COVID-19 restrictions are over. Employees now want to define where they work, when they work and the ability to reduce their working hours, if needed. On this episode, we will unpack these findings and discover what it really takes to manage a remote workforce.

--

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Kevin Dolan - Diversity and Inclusion Wins: How Businesses Can Outcompete Their Peers

Kevin Dolan - Diversity and Inclusion Wins: How Businesses Can Outcompete Their Peers

June 10, 2020

Despite glaring evidence that diversity and inclusion (D&I) should be a priority amidst the global pandemic, the latest McKinsey Report "Diversity wins: How Inclusion Matters" report finds that some organizations and leaders have pulled back their efforts, stating that diversity and inclusion is a “luxury they cannot afford.” This kind of logic makes it clear that some leaders still fail to understand the real benefits to be gained from investing in diversity and inclusion programs.

On this episode, I am joined by Kevin Dolan, a senior partner with McKinsey who will unpack their latest research report which makes a clear case for why diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform less diverse peers on profitability. Kevin will also share why companies need to double down their D&I efforts today in the wake of COVID 19 and what each of us can do to prepare for the post-pandemic workplace.

--

Follow me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michellepking

 

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Jennifer Fountain: What it is Like to Transition at Work

Jennifer Fountain: What it is Like to Transition at Work

June 3, 2020

Making the decision to change or transition your biological sex and gender role is probably one of the biggest decisions you can make in life because gender and biological sex are such a huge part of individual identity.

No two transitions are alike. The specific steps of transition and their timing can vary, and individuals have different preferences about how widely they want their transitions to be announced. However, there are actions every workplace can take to support employees through this process. So today, you will all be hearing from Jennifer Fountain who transitioned from male to female, while working at a different role and organization to her current position and employer. On this episode, Jennifer will share her experiences and advice on how we can support employees with transitioning at work.

--

Follow me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michellepking

 

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Adrienne Lawrence: Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Adrienne Lawrence: Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

May 27, 2020

A Pew Research report finds 42% of women in the United States say they have faced discrimination at work because of their gender. This included being treated as less competent, receiving less support from leaders, enduring social isolation, or being denied opportunities to advance. When discrimination shows up at work, leaders may acknowledge it, but they believe these are just one-off events that women need to overcome on their own. This makes it easy to believe that women are the problem, not workplaces.

On this episode, Adrienne Lawrence, author of "Staying in the Game: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment," a first-of-its-kind survival guide will share why neither men nor women escape sexual harassment unscathed and why sexual harassment is a key feature of the COVID-19 workplace and what you can do to fix this.

--

Follow me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michellepking

 

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

(SPECIAL EPISODE) Dr. Ken Duckworth: How To Manage Your Mental Health

(SPECIAL EPISODE) Dr. Ken Duckworth: How To Manage Your Mental Health

May 13, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and isolation efforts in March, Americans have reported negative mental health outcomes. Whether it’s because they’ve lost a job or are in fear losing one, they’re struggling to piece together money to pay bills, or they’re worried about their health and safety (or that of everyone in their house), the continuous onslaught of worry and insecurity is leading to greater mental health issues than ever before. Today, most people who are in lockdown are reporting symptoms and signs of depression, anxiety, and fear. This increase has been sustained for several weeks and shows no signs yet of fading.

In this episode, we are going to unpack mental health and discuss how you can manage your mental and emotional wellbeing during this time. Ken Duckworth, M.D., chief medical officer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be joining us on this episode. Dr. Duckworth will share all the strategies you can use to look after yourself during COVID 19 and beyond.

Liz Elting: Women Stepping Up To Lead In The COVID-19 Crisis

Liz Elting: Women Stepping Up To Lead In The COVID-19 Crisis

May 6, 2020

Following the global financial crisis in 2008, Christine Lagarde, then Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is quoted as saying: “If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Sisters, today’s economic crisis clearly would look quite different.” Her argument is based on several reports following the crisis. These reports found that banks led by a higher proportion of women suffered less from the global economic crisis.

These findings place a lot of pressure on companies and boards to have a greater gender balance of women in leadership positions. In Europe, for example, female board representation in big banks increased from 15% to 33% in 2008. Research has consistently found that women are more effective leaders, especially during a crisis.

On this episode, you will hear from one such leader, Liz Elting, who just launched the Halo Fund, a new multimillion-dollar charitable initiative created to support comprehensive pandemic relief efforts, including funding for research, frontline healthcare workers, public health resources, and direct support to the country's most vulnerable and underserved communities. On this episode, we will highlight all the ways women are stepping up to lead during COVD-19 and what you can do to support them.

--

Follow me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michellepking

 

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.

Julia Stern: The Problem With Pronouns

Julia Stern: The Problem With Pronouns

April 29, 2020

To acknowledge different gender identities in 2014, Facebook added more than 50 custom gender options for users who don’t identify simply as “male” or “female.” In September 2019, Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith announced on Instagram that they’ve decided to start using gender-neutral pronouns. Sam posted an image that said “My pronouns are they/them.” Sam received a lot of pushback from fans and members of the media who are either unable or unwilling to accept the change. There has been a lot of focus on personal pronouns recently. We are even seeing senators like Kamala Harris introducing herself by stating that her pronouns are "she, her and hers."

I know a lot of listeners might be wondering why pronouns matter. Why is it important to let people know what your pronouns are? I have had people ask me all these questions. The good news is today, with the help of Inclusion expert and Netflix Inclusion Program Manager Julia Stern, we are going to answer all these questions and more. On this episode, we will unpack everything you need to know about personal pronouns, why they matter, and what action each of us can take to be more inclusive when it comes to personal pronouns.

--

Follow me on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/michellepking

 

Get a copy of my book "The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work"
https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929

Or get the audio book here:

Audible: https://adbl.co/2sLCbEH

Google Play: http://bit.ly/38w03er 

--

To check out episodes you missed or learn how to partner with us, visit thefixpodcast.org

Sign up for my newsletter: thefixpodcast.org/newsletter

Check out my website: michellepking.com

This show is produced by Hueman Group Media.