#19: Canvas Credit Union's Tansley Stearns Shares How Early Morning Runs Keep Her Sharp Throughout the Day...
She claims you can set the time by her. And I don't doubt it after interviewing an eternally positive and punctual Canvas Credit Union Chief People and Strategy Officer Tansley Stearns.
Tansley joins us to share how her early morning runs at 3:15 a.m. each day (except weekends when she slacks off by sleeping in 'til 7:00 a.m.) keep her sharp in her job, where she wears many hats by the hour. So staying engaged, productive, and creative are a must for her to help her credit union thrive and succeed in today's highly competitive financial services arena.
Tansley also talks about mixing up her runs a bit, as she has incorporated Peleton biking workouts to complement her pre-sunrise jogs. In addition, she candidly shares her diet and rest regimens -- which might surprise you.
Check it out and let us know your thoughts -- and get going!
Laura Petrolino is the chief client officer at Arment Dietrich and is also a competitive bodybuilder -- and does powerlifting on the side "for fun." Laura joins us for this episode to share how her bodybuilding routine has helped hone her professional PR talents over the years by improving creativity, easing stress, increasing productivity, etc. (She writes about this in the Spin Sucks blog, as well: Find Time to Exercise with These Six Tricks for Busy PR Pros.)
Laura also talks about making time to exercise by putting it on your schedule or being sneaky and fitting in a little here, a little there -- and after a while, you've done a lot. We also address diet, rest, and much, much more.
You'll enjoy Laura's fun and positive energy with loads of wisdom, which will help inspire you to either get going, keep pace with what you're already doing, or ramp it up for more. Good stuff here! Check it out and let us know your thoughts.
We all lead busy lives for sure -- and Orders Construction President Nate Orders is no different. Nate joins us to explain how he successfully juggles his growing family, expanding business, and his passion for ultramarathons.
Family, job, and training can each easily take up an entire day. But Nate manages to handle all three in 24 hours -- especially getting super creative with his training routine for ultramarathons. Hint: He rides his bike to work. This endeavor is no easy task, however. Nate explains in our discussion, plus a lot more. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!
If there's a common thread amongst executive leaders' keys to success, Ted Kennedy knows because he works with them on a consistent basis through his sport competition company CEO Challenges. Ted shares this thread and more in our candid conversation about his company -- along with what he does to stay fit, how it helps him excel in his career, and advice he has for others looking for a leg up in their careers.
Oh, and huge tip of the day from Ted: If you're getting the afternoon "sleepies," drink a full glass of water and you'll wake right up to bust through those last few hours of your workday. Enjoy!
It's a safe bet to recognize that CrossFit is sweeping the nation as our country's latest "get-in-in-uber-shape" trend. Watching some of the competitions on ESPN, these men and women are nothing short of amazing.
So we invited DDJ Myers very own Tim Tolliver who is also a CrossFit fanatic. Tim tells us how this extreme exercise has helped him excel in his career -- as well as keeping him healthy for his family. CrossFit also takes a lot of work and Tim shares with us how he fits in his training with his job. Something many of us struggle with -- me included. Check it out and let us know what you think.
We've all had "ah ha" moments, tipping points, and wake up calls in our lives that have led to tremendous change. It's a pretty common occurrence but on different levels for each of us. Leadership speaker and author Jim Bouchard, The Sensei Leader, had one of these moments in his life that took him from extreme lows to where is today -- a highly successful speaker and author on leadership. It's an inspiring story for all of us.
Using his personal story, martial arts training, and more, Jim joins us to share his experience and practices on good health and fitness practices helped him excel in his career. Tons of great advice and inspirational anecdotes in this candid conversation with Jim. Check it out!
This week's episode features CUneXus President Dave Buerger providing us with how he uses fitness and good health practices to be a true Fitxec and excel in his job. He is the leader of his company and staff looks to him as the example in work habits, fitness practices, and other positive examples.
One thing that Dave shared with us is that he really likes to get away in bike rides, runs, hikes, etc. to truly unwind and clear his mind. This "escape" allows him to think clearly about work-related issues, be a fine family man to his wife and kids, as well as, again, being an example to his staff. Dave also shared with us his daily routine, nutrition, sleep, etc. that all helps him excel in his career and life. Check it out!
This week's episode features Summer Tomato's creator Darya Rose, who also happens to be a neuroscientist, author (see her book below: Foodist), former dieter, and proud foodist. We invited Darya on the show because of her vast knowledge on the nutrition front, as we all know what you put into your body is what you get out of it -- good or bad.
So we chatted with Darya on what foods she eats, along with her other fitness and good health practices. She also provided us with a ton of advice on proper nutrition -- especially for busy professionals constantly on the move. Often it's a challenge with job, family, friends, etc. to maintain a healthy diet for maximum performance, but Darya flips that on its head and says you can do it. It just takes creating good eating habits that become part of your life -- and she tells us just how to that.
She also revealed some of the eating and dieting issues she experienced growing up in Southern California -- and how she overcame them. Very transparent and motivating stuff here. Many thanks to Darya for being on the show. Check it out and go get her book!
Today's episode features California Coast Credit Union's President/CEO Todd Lane on how to create a fit culture/workplace with a well-conceived wellness program. Todd, being an avid surfer and runner living in San Diego, wanted his credit union to have a healthy culture because study after study shows the tremendous benefits of an organization that's, well, feeling good: more productive, increased clarity, super creative, less sick days, positive morale, etc.
So Todd has taken this "fitball" and run with it at CalCoast, reaping the benefits of having one of the healthiest staffs this side of the Mississippi -- and probably the other side, too.
Todd joins us to discuss his personal fitness practices and all the cool things his $1.9 billion credit union does for its employees to stay fit and succeed to better serve its members. Check it out and let us know what your company is doing in the wellness program department. Enjoy!
Full disclosure here: I am a huge fan of Gini Dietrich's mighty popular and successful Spin Sucks blog. Definitely one of the tops on the planet when it comes to public relations and marketing strategies. And, as you know, reading anybody's blog over a period of time, you get to know the author. Gini's no different, as she reveals a bit of her personal life while providing heaps of professional advice.
One of the items that really interested me is the fact that she's an avid cyclist, riding almost everyday -- and, even more so, how her cycling benefited her career. This daily routine, she says, transfers directly to the success of her PR firm Arment Dietrich, as well as Spin Sucks.
Gini has said in past blog posts that her exercising is like breathing. It's just something she does as part of her day now, helping her create new ideas, solve issues, and just plain feel good. Find out how she makes it all work and her sage advice for others on how fitness can help you get a leg up in your career. Enjoy!
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