Fostering Creativity in Leadership: Lessons from Ally Stone
Ally Stone has been a leader in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. During this time, she has been an integral part of developing 15 successful businesses and teams. As Director of Culture and Leadership Development, Ally has mastered a deep understanding of what it means to be truly connected as a leader and how that drives the success of any business.
She bases her leadership style on what she has come to call Transcendent Leadership. Her approach to this elevates team thinking beyond everyday problems and obstacles, building instead on quality in group and individual connection for lasting effect. This has created a culture of engaged and emerging leaders in her organization that many admire and emulate.
Through The Inspired Leader, Ally shares these insights with organizations and leaders alike. Together they dive deep into what it means to go beyond, to lead from a place of presence and connection, creating an opportunity to experience their careers in ways that previously had not been deemed possible.
Ally has worked with 1000’s of leaders from all levels of organizations. She has delivered countless workshops, seminars, and talks; she is continuously developing herself to continue providing the best and most relevant content available. She now shares an array of programs geared specifically towards the journey of a Transcendent Leader.
Ally is also a certified Meditation Teacher, a Heart Math Resilience Mentor, and an ICF Certified Coach. She is active, loves yoga, biking, hiking, and time with her two dogs. She currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with her husband of 20 years, Chris. www.TheInspiredLeader.com
📋 Episode Chapters
(00:55) We're going to talk about fostering creativity in leadership
(03:45) Leaders can creatively hit or foster creativity in their business
(04:12) If you want to foster creativity within your team, I will say it's creativity
(10:45) I always recommend doing an energy audit to help you identify your gifts
(12:59) Ali says being a better leader requires some experimentation and testing
(20:16) Check out my latest book, My Crazy Roommates
For delightful gifts for all occasions: CrazyNestCreations.etsy.com
View all episodes
From Homeless to Homeowner21:50Meet SaCola Lehr, a seasoned real estate agent based in the enchanting state of North Carolina. Her infectious energy and passion for life resonate with everyone she encounters. SaCola is currently making waves in the real estate world, dedicated to helping individuals turn their dreams into reality. But that's not the extent of her expertise—SaCola is also the dynamic host of the empowering podcast, 'Work it, Live it, Own it!' Beyond her professional accomplishments, she takes on the roles of a loving wife and devoted fur baby momma, finding joy in the simple moments shared with her loved ones. SaCola's life is guided by a mission, vision, and purpose—to inspire those who are inspiring themselves. Whether navigating the intricate real estate landscape or sharing profound insights on life's entrepreneurial journey, she loves exploring how we can collectively work towards transforming dreams into reality. www.workitliveitownit.com This is Savvy's final episode. However we have launched an Etsy gift shop featuring cork, playful, and whimsical designs that guarantee a smile—timeless gifts for every occasion. Check out NOW :) https://CrazyNestCreations.etsy.com Stay in the loop with Exclusive Savings, upcoming events, and new designs! Join our mailing list here: https://form.jotform.com/233489083109158
Breaking Stereotypes: The PR Power of Barbie in Shaping Cultural Narratives with Danielle Gober15:30Danielle Gober is an Orlando native and a graduate of Rollins College where she earned her Bachelor’s in communication and public relations. She loves connecting with people and believes interpersonal communication is the best way to accomplish anything successfully. She loves creative writing, finding ways to make her fashion obsession more sustainable, and learning new public relations strategies. Gober’s work has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Better Homes and Gardens, and CNN Underscored. https://otterpr.com/about-us/meet-dan... LinkedIn: / daniellegober 📋 Episode Chapters (00:00) Danielle Gober is an account strategist with Otter PR (00:55) I'm excited that Barbie is making a comeback as an adult (04:21) Are there any takeaways from watching the Barbie movie that could apply to businesses (13:49) Well, I don't want us to leave without everyone finding out more about otter PR
Finding Joy in Movement, Staying Active Amidst Holiday Hustle with Leslie Urbas25:28Leslie Fiala Urbas, born in 1985 in St. Louis, MO, comes from a family of three sisters, unfortunately losing one in 2016. She pursued her higher education in St. Louis, earning a degree from Fontbonne University in 2008 and completing her studies at St. Louis University in 2009. In the same year, Leslie attained her Registered Dietitian credential and subsequently relocated to Jacksonville, FL, to join the Navy. From 2009 to 2019, Leslie served as a Naval Officer Dietitian, with three years on active duty and seven in the reserves. Concurrently, she pursued her master's degree from the University of North Florida. Throughout this period, Leslie also worked as a civilian RD at the Naval Hospital, acquiring certifications in personal training and group fitness. In 2016, Leslie met her husband, and despite the challenges of a hurricane, they married in 2017. The couple now has two beautiful children born in 2018 and 2020. In 2019, Leslie made the decision to leave her position at the Naval Hospital and embarked on the journey of creating Fit and Fabulous Family Nutrition. Establishing the business in January 2020, Leslie has dedicated significant effort to make it thrive. Today, she successfully manages both her company and family, all while navigating the unique challenges of being a military wife. https://www.leslieurbas.com/ Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-urbas/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieUrbas FREE Facebook page: TheFoodEmotionCode www.facebook.com/groups/thefoodemotioncode📋 Episode Chapters (00:00) Staying active during the holidays can be difficult,(00:49) became a dietitian and then entered fitness (05:00) Eating disorder started in college (11:46) Many women say they gain weight in menopause, and I beg to differ (13:40) Give yourself grace during the holidays with your diet and fitness (19:17) Looking outside the box of what we consider exercise(20:27) Some people say they have some holiday traditions where they add movement (24:22) Christina of SavvyBroadcasting. com has a new Etsy shop for owl gifts. CrazyNestCreations.etsy.com
The Human Being Diet, A New Way of Eating and Living with Petronella Ravenshear22:35Petronella Ravenshear trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and the Natura Foundation and she's also a Functional Medicine practitioner. She has been in private practice since 2004 and specialises in digestive, skin and weight issues. She's a firm believer in the wisdom of the body and that food and exercise is the only medicine we need. 'The people who've been to see me have taught me as much as I have taught them, not only about what works but, more importantly, about what's doable.'Chronic diseases are escalating and so are our weight problems. These lifestyle diseases involve inflammation, which is driven by refined food, overeating, stress and lack of exercise. But the inflammation, as well as our susceptibility to disease, can be extinguished by changing the way that we eat; the power is in our hands. The Human Being Diet is a blueprint for feasting and fasting your way to feeling, looking and being your best, whether you want to lose weight or not.Thehumanbeingdiet.comhttps://www.instagram.com/petronellaravenshear/ LIVE Chat Every Tuesday 1:30 pm ET(00:00) Changing your diet can help people with various illnesses.(07:19) Some people get so caught up in the diet and making some food naughty(08:36) What is the human being diet and what does it entail(11:15) changing how we eat can change how we feel(17:17) Start today. The best day to start is right now!(19:58) Peteronella discusses client who lost 100 pounds following the Human Being Diet.Thank you to https://eddy.headliner.app/ for helping to produce this episode!
Building Brighter Futures: The BloomBox Design Labs Story, with Sofie Roux20:16Sofie Roux is the visionary Gen Z Founder & CEO of BloomBox Design Labs, transforming education through innovation. Sofie's journey began long before her current sophomore status at Stanford University, where she studies civil engineering and architecture. It all started with "Sparkly and Smart," an art enterprise that remarkably raised $300,000 to support girls' education. Today, through her revolutionary BloomBoxes ingeniously crafted from repurposed shipping containers, she's reshaping education in Malawi by crafting vibrant STEAM learning environments. Sofie's accomplishments, underscored by her impressive achievements, reflect her unwavering commitment to women's education. Her impactful work has earned her recognition and coveted speaking engagements at TEDx events, where she shares her inspiring story. Sofie's mission: make high-quality education accessible through powerful design. A true Gen Z leader, she's an advocate for change and a beacon of hope. www.bloomboxdesignlabs.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sofie-roux-8632421a6/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sparkly.and.smart/ https://www.sparklyandsmart.com/
Empowering Parenthood, Cracking the Code of Children’s Behavior with Meri Wallace25:09Meri Wallace, LCSW, a parenting expert, and child and family therapist for over thirty years, writes a blog for Psychology Today, and is the author of Birth Order Blues (Henry Holt and Co.) and Keys to Parenting Your Four Year Old (Barron’s Educational Series). She is currently publishing her third book, The Secret World of Children. This book helps parents to understand nine developmental reasons for their children’s challenging behavior and how to handle these issues positively. Ms. Wallace has been a columnist for Sesame Street Parents Magazine, New York Family Magazine and Brooklyn Parent. She has been a consultant to Children’s Television Workshop and has been interviewed by national magazines including Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Parents and many more. Meri Wallace appears regularly on podcasts, radio, and national television networks as a parenting expert. She has made repeated appearances on shows such as Eyewitness News, Good Day New York, WNBC, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, WPIX, the Hallmark Channel and the Fox Family Channel. Meri worked with a producer at Eyewitness News designing parenting segments in which she appeared as the expert, and hosted her own TV show on Plum TV. https://meriwallace.com/ 📋 Episode Chapters (00:50) You're a licensed social worker who focuses on children's behavior (07:53) It's something we could all look to get back to as adults (08:17) Every chapter in my book deals with another issue, the need for love (11:48) When kids become close to teenage-hood, I hear a lot of acting up (18:44) You are teaching your child how to live in the world (20:50) Mary Wallace's new book helps parents deal with rushed parenting (24:24) Check out my latest book, My Crazy Roommates
Vintage Visionaries: The Fly Wines Story, with Stephanie Franklin15:58Stephanie Franklin, the Founder and CEO of Fly Wines, stands as a passionate advocate for exceptional wines and underrepresented winemakers. With a dedication to bridging international vineyards and American enthusiasts, Stephanie established Fly Wines as a minority-owned company. Her mission revolves around curating a diverse selection of wines that not only tell stories but also honor unique terroirs and the craftsmanship of talented winemakers worldwide. In her role as a minority-owned business leader, Stephanie takes pride in contributing significantly to the cultural and economic tapestry of the wine industry. By forging meaningful relationships with independent wineries, she aims to empower voices that have historically been underrepresented. Inclusivity and authenticity serve as the guiding principles shaping every aspect of Fly Wines' operations. Stephanie warmly invites wine enthusiasts to explore the world of fine wines through Fly Wines. Together, they can raise a glass in celebration of diversity, cultural exchange, and the shared delight of discovering exceptional wines from across the globe. At the forefront of introducing American wine enthusiasts to a world of flavors, one bottle at a time, Stephanie invites everyone to join in the celebration of the artistry of winemaking and embark on a delightful journey of discovery with Fly Wines. http://www.flywines.club/📋 Episode Chapters(00:00) Stephanie Franklin is the CEO of Fly Wines(01:11) Fly wines are curated wines for people to try from different vineyards(08:42) Fly Wines strives to exceed customer expectations with its wine boxes(09:47) There are always hurdles along the way when starting a new business(12:37) Stephanie Franklin: Fly Wines is launching a wine subscription program
Adrenaline's Impact on Wellness, A Conversation with Dr Michael E Platt22:50MICHAEL E. PLATT, M.D., has been board-certified in internal medicine. He maintains a practice in Palm Desert, California, devoted to wellness and a preventive approach to illness. He is known nationally and internationally for his innovative approach to natural hormone replacement. Imagine a hormone so potent that it plays a central role in numerous health conditions that have baffled the medical community. This is the essence of "Adrenaline Dominance". Dr. Platt's book boldly asserts that excess adrenaline, often disregarded by conventional medicine, could be an underlying trigger for a myriad of seemingly incurable conditions. From ADHD and fibromyalgia to anger, depression, and severe PMS, the effects of excess adrenaline are far-reaching and pervasive. But the revelations don't stop there. Adrenaline's influence extends to surprising realms: it's the reason why some women experience unrelenting nausea throughout their pregnancies, and it's the hidden force driving people towards substances like drugs and alcohol. Even during the night, adrenaline orchestrates disturbances like tossing and turning, teeth grinding, nocturnal bathroom trips, and unexplained weight gain. Dr. Platt's book unravels the mystery behind why our bodies produce the "fight or flight" hormone even in the absence of imminent danger. Through accessible explanations, the book provides an in-depth understanding of how adrenaline operates within the body and how its excessive presence can lead to serious medical issues. What sets "Adrenaline Dominance" apart is its groundbreaking natural protocol designed to swiftly counteract the effects of excess adrenaline. This protocol has the potential to prompt patients to reevaluate their dependence on prescription medications that merely address symptoms without tackling the root causes of their ailments. www.plattwellness.com/collections/books