MEANWHILE: A podcast to improve your life

by Michael Terrell and Michael Melcher

MEANWHILE: A podcast to improve your life
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 23
  • Last: 1 Feb 2018
Want interesting ideas to improve your work and life? Hear from two of America’s best executive coaches in MEANWHILE. Drawing on their perspectives from the east and west coasts, Michael Melcher and Michael Terrell sort through the tips, insights and practices that will help you move forward . . . right now. MEANWHILE covers cutting-edge ideas in leadership, career development, resilience, being effective in the workplace, and underneath it all figuring out what brings out your best and makes you happy. MEANWHILE is informative, practical, fun and doesn’t take that long to listen to! Episodes are 20 to 40 minutes, max. Check out the episode list, here.

Episodes (23)

  • Ep 22: Stress!
    Ep 22: Stress!
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: 29:41
    How do you deal with stress? And ideally makes things better rather than worse? Michael M talks about a recent scary experience and analyzes his own responses to it. The Michaels then analyze how stress shows up, what underlying factors can... Read more →
    How do you deal with stress? And ideally makes things better rather than worse? Michael M talks about a recent scary experience and analyzes his own responses to it. The Michaels then analyze how stress shows up, what underlying factors can... Read more →

  • Ep 21.5: Asking Permission
    Ep 21.5: Asking Permission
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    Published: 2 Jan 2018 Duration: 07:45
    Introducing Mini Meanwhile!  Supplemental podcasts of shorter length, yet providing they same awesome Meanwhile combination of content and attitude.  In this episode-ette, Michael M shares an unexpected insight he learned from becoming a pa... Read more →
    Introducing Mini Meanwhile!  Supplemental podcasts of shorter length, yet providing they same awesome Meanwhile combination of content and attitude.  In this episode-ette, Michael M shares an unexpected insight he learned from becoming a pa... Read more →

  • Ep 21: Narratives & Alternative Narratives
    Ep 21: Narratives & Alternative Narratives
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    Published: 27 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:35
    What kind of stories are you telling about yourself, and is it time to question them? We carry narratives in our heads that summarize what we think of our successes, our failures, our feelings, our hopes. Often these narratives are kind of... Read more →
    What kind of stories are you telling about yourself, and is it time to question them? We carry narratives in our heads that summarize what we think of our successes, our failures, our feelings, our hopes. Often these narratives are kind of... Read more →

  • Ep 20: Longstanding Goals
    Ep 20: Longstanding Goals
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    Published: 24 Oct 2017 Duration: 37:57
    Longstanding goals: Love them or dump them? In historic episode 20, the Michaels discuss what we should do with goals we have been carrying around for a long time but have not achieved or in some cases even worked on. Is inaction a sign th... Read more →
    Longstanding goals: Love them or dump them? In historic episode 20, the Michaels discuss what we should do with goals we have been carrying around for a long time but have not achieved or in some cases even worked on. Is inaction a sign th... Read more →

  • Ep 19: IC to Manager
    Ep 19: IC to Manager
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    Published: 28 Sep 2017 Duration: 26:49
    So you wanna be a manager. Some managers are great. Sigh. And some managers, sadly, make the world worse. Wherein lies the difference? In this episode the Michaels examine the transition from individual contributor to manager. They offer ... Read more →
    So you wanna be a manager. Some managers are great. Sigh. And some managers, sadly, make the world worse. Wherein lies the difference? In this episode the Michaels examine the transition from individual contributor to manager. They offer ... Read more →

  • Ep 18: Checking In
    Ep 18: Checking In
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    Published: 8 Sep 2017 Duration: 34:29
    The Michaels had a convo that left michael M with a weird aftertaste. So we decided to revisit that conversation and have a more general check in to our relationship. In doing so, we had some interesting exchanges about money, appreciation,... Read more →
    The Michaels had a convo that left michael M with a weird aftertaste. So we decided to revisit that conversation and have a more general check in to our relationship. In doing so, we had some interesting exchanges about money, appreciation,... Read more →

  • Ep 17: Pushy vs. Pushover
    Ep 17: Pushy vs. Pushover
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    Published: 4 Aug 2017 Duration: 34:07
    Being a capable professional and human being includes being able to say no, ask for help, and negotiate needs. Yet we may shy away from all of these for a variety of conscious and unconscious reasons. In this episode, the Michaels talk ab... Read more →
    Being a capable professional and human being includes being able to say no, ask for help, and negotiate needs. Yet we may shy away from all of these for a variety of conscious and unconscious reasons. In this episode, the Michaels talk ab... Read more →

  • Ep 16: Emotional Expression & Regulation
    Ep 16: Emotional Expression & Regulation
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    Published: 18 Jul 2017 Duration: 38:38
    Emotions are powerful but that doesn’t mean we are always aware of them or know what to do with them. As a result, lots of our workplaces are filled with zombie professionals who are there but not REALLY there. Detachment from emotion cuts ... Read more →
    Emotions are powerful but that doesn’t mean we are always aware of them or know what to do with them. As a result, lots of our workplaces are filled with zombie professionals who are there but not REALLY there. Detachment from emotion cuts ... Read more →

  • Ep 15: Ego vs. Outcome
    Ep 15: Ego vs. Outcome
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    Published: 30 Jun 2017 Duration: 22:45
    Would you rather make your point or get to the best outcome? When you're collaborating with others, is everyone focused on getting to some useful result, or is everyone focused on displaying the gorgeous feathers of their own peacock tails... Read more →
    Would you rather make your point or get to the best outcome? When you're collaborating with others, is everyone focused on getting to some useful result, or is everyone focused on displaying the gorgeous feathers of their own peacock tails... Read more →

  • Ep 14: A's and B's
    Ep 14: A's and B's
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    Published: 26 May 2017 Duration: 39:52
    A big factor determining our energy and happiness is the people we associate with. The Michaels introduce the idea of “A” people, who give us energy, and “B” people, who suck the energy right out of us. They provide tips for increasing th... Read more →
    A big factor determining our energy and happiness is the people we associate with. The Michaels introduce the idea of “A” people, who give us energy, and “B” people, who suck the energy right out of us. They provide tips for increasing th... Read more →

  • Ep 13: Conscious Incompetence
    Ep 13: Conscious Incompetence
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    Published: 11 May 2017 Duration: 25:18
    Learning should be fun! Or should it? The Michaels dig into the concept of “conscious incompetence” — that part of the learning process when you realize that you kind of suck at something, and that it might be a long time before you becom... Read more →
    Learning should be fun! Or should it? The Michaels dig into the concept of “conscious incompetence” — that part of the learning process when you realize that you kind of suck at something, and that it might be a long time before you becom... Read more →

  • Ep 12: Listening
    Ep 12: Listening
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    Published: 30 Apr 2017 Duration: 38:25
    Is listening the most important professional skill ever? It might well be. But we know that most people don’t listen well, if at all. The Michaels discuss why listening is the sine qua non of good leadership, why listening is the opposite o... Read more →
    Is listening the most important professional skill ever? It might well be. But we know that most people don’t listen well, if at all. The Michaels discuss why listening is the sine qua non of good leadership, why listening is the opposite o... Read more →

  • Ep 11: Authenticity?
    Ep 11: Authenticity?
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    Published: 13 Apr 2017 Duration: 24:41
    Is being authentic at work a viable goal? Or is it more akin to trading your career for a hill of magic beans? The two Michaels discuss why authenticity matters, how it shows up at work, and whether there are practical things you can do a... Read more →
    Is being authentic at work a viable goal? Or is it more akin to trading your career for a hill of magic beans? The two Michaels discuss why authenticity matters, how it shows up at work, and whether there are practical things you can do a... Read more →

  • Ep 10: Focus
    Ep 10: Focus
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    Published: 4 Apr 2017 Duration: 30:58
    Let’s put the focus on “focus!" Is it possible to be something other than a reactive zombie? The two Michaels discuss the candle method vs. the pomodoro method and talk about the role the presence plays in being both happy and productive.... Read more →
    Let’s put the focus on “focus!" Is it possible to be something other than a reactive zombie? The two Michaels discuss the candle method vs. the pomodoro method and talk about the role the presence plays in being both happy and productive.... Read more →

  • Ep 9: Radical Candor
    Ep 9: Radical Candor
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    Published: 24 Mar 2017 Duration: 33:27
    The two Michaels review the currently hot communications model known as “Radical Candor.” Is this the big new thing? Or just another 2 x 2 matrix with a bunch of unenforceable trademark symbols? They also share their views on having diff... Read more →
    The two Michaels review the currently hot communications model known as “Radical Candor.” Is this the big new thing? Or just another 2 x 2 matrix with a bunch of unenforceable trademark symbols? They also share their views on having diff... Read more →

  • Ep 8: New Year, New Goals
    Ep 8: New Year, New Goals
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    Published: 19 Jan 2017 Duration: 24:31
    Clean slate! We talk about New Years resolutions, including what works and what doesn’t work. Plus, trying out mantras as a different type of goal.
    Clean slate! We talk about New Years resolutions, including what works and what doesn’t work. Plus, trying out mantras as a different type of goal.

  • Ep 7: Presidential Election
    Ep 7: Presidential Election
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    Published: 19 Jan 2017 Duration: 34:28
    The Michaels discuss their different reactions to the US election. What do you do when external events turn you into someone you don’t recognize?
    The Michaels discuss their different reactions to the US election. What do you do when external events turn you into someone you don’t recognize?

  • Ep 6: Bad Days
    Ep 6: Bad Days
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    Published: 19 Jan 2017 Duration: 31:45
    On a trip to Mexico City, Michael M deals with a “meh” day by examining perspectives. We talk about when you should blow past bad days and when you should take them seriously.
    On a trip to Mexico City, Michael M deals with a “meh” day by examining perspectives. We talk about when you should blow past bad days and when you should take them seriously.

  • Ep 5: Appreciation/Negativity
    Ep 5: Appreciation/Negativity
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    Published: 19 Jan 2017 Duration: 32:19
    Shocker: The two Michaels believe that an attitude of appreciation works better than negativity or cynicism. Some practices to get there.
    Shocker: The two Michaels believe that an attitude of appreciation works better than negativity or cynicism. Some practices to get there.

  • Ep 4: Powerful Questions
    Ep 4: Powerful Questions
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    Published: 19 Jan 2017 Duration: 29:15
    Be a coach or just sound like one by mastering powerful questions. Using inquiry to open up conversations, meetings and problem-solving. What listening really sounds like.
    Be a coach or just sound like one by mastering powerful questions. Using inquiry to open up conversations, meetings and problem-solving. What listening really sounds like.

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