The School of Connection Podcast with Rana Olk
By Rana Olk
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The School of Connection podcast is for insatiably curious seekers of knowledge and wisdom determined to grow, become better humans, and do work that matters. Whether it’s about life or business, our world is full of inspiring people doing extraordinary work, many of whom you’ve never heard of, until now. Rana Olk, the insatiably curious seeker herself, with her gift of being able to connect with other humans on a real level, delivers the human stories, challenges, and wisdom of people on a mission to make the world better for all of us. Learn more about School of Connection, and its Founder and Chief Connectologist Rana Olk, at https://schoolofconnection.com
||CleanEp#20 The Power of Relationship Building in Networking||Do you enjoy networking? You can! Robbie Samuels shares how to avoid boring small talk and not point out a unicorns horn - that's just for starters. He's passionate about helping us change our mindset around networking to make it fun and inclusive.||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp# 19 Story of a Stranger||The story of one of the most heartbreaking and enlightening conversations I've had all year - with a stranger - and some major takeaways for all of us. It was a talk that might have been responsible for the creation of The School of Connection.||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#18 Creating Connection Cultures||Michael Lee Stallard left Wall Street to become an expert on creating Connection Cultures. We chat about the loneliness epidemic, its effects, and how we might be waking up -thankfully- to the need for more genuine connections in our tech-filled lives.||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#17 How far will you go to find your MORE?||Some of us seem to be born, or perhaps bred (nature versus nurture?) with an insatiable drive to learn more, do more, be more, seek more. Nothing is ever enough, and that angsty feeling is never satisfied. WHAT IS THAT? Suzette Conway and I discuss.||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#16 A Story about Conflict and Connection||Most people think conflict is a barrier to connection, but that's only true if we refuse to deal with it. In this episode, there is no interview. Just a story about facing a conflict with a loved one, and how conflict can be a catalyst for connection.||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #15 Victoria Westbrook - Changing Stereotypes and Helping Felons||Asked to imagine a convicted felon, your brain is going to look through its files, so to speak, and bring up a type that closely matches what its been most exposed to as belonging to a 'convict'. The point? It won't look anything like Victoria Westbrook||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#14 Angela Barnett - The Mission for Pretty Smart Girls||What's the impact of young girls being bombarded with perfect (fake) images? Less confidence. Anxiety. Depression. Quiet suffering. Think they know better? Think again. Angela Barnett is devoted to girls becoming "Pretty Smart" about what they're seeing||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#13 Shelley Winner - From addict and felon to Global Speaker and CEO of her own non-profit.||Shelley Winner wasn’t always winning. She had to lose herself and her freedom, overcome addiction, do her time while educating herself, and get out of prison to really live up to her name. Now she's CEO of “The Winner’s Circle”, helping other f||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#12 Kevin Strauss - Stop ignoring this crucial element of your wellbeing.||If your health was the car you're in that needed all 4 tires to go, most of us wouldn’t get very far. Kevin Strauss wants humanity to wake up. Listen in as he explains his 4 “tires’ of health, and where most of us are falling short of optimal well||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp#11 Chad Littlefield - The Power of WE! and Human Connection in Organizations||Having conversations that matter, taking positive social risks, curiosity as a muscle, and perceived barriers to connection. Chad Littlefield and I have a conversation (that matters) about increasing genuine human connection in a hyperconnected world.||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #10 Natalie Siston - Creating 52 Weeks of Meaningful Connections||Ever wish for more meaningful connections in your life? Finding them can be so hard, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. Natalie Siston grew up in a town of 600 and is on a mission to share small-town stories on connection and leadership with the world||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #9 Sumukh Setty - Teenage Silicon Valley Founder and World Changer||Sumukh Setty saw a huge gap between what schools are teaching and the critical skills needed for his generation to find professional success in a 21st-century world. So at 17, he founded Teendemy. He's just 19, with a lot more in store for the world.||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #8: Penelope Hsu - The Doctor with a Prescription for Change||Dr. Penelope Hsu didn't question what was expected of her until she realized she was miserable and lost. After trying everything and only reluctantly hiring a coach, she finally found clarity. Now she too is a coach AND an actress with an urgent message||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #7 Christine Liu - What's (NOT) In Your Trash is Changing the World for Better or Worse||Is it really hard to create a zero waste minimalist lifestyle - and why should we? Christine Liu makes it look simple and beautiful and stresses that even the smallest of changes by us could have a tremendous, and urgently needed, impact on our planet.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #6 Immanual Joseph Compassion At Work||The world could use more compassion. But is compassion training appropriate for workplace success? You bet it is. More than ever, it's a must. Immanual Joseph, a former cancer scientist, is on a mission to spread compassion in workplaces and beyond.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp # 5 Allegra Stein - Are you ready to say YES to your idea?||How do you say "YES" to big bold exciting ideas - especially if they also scare you? Allegra Stein says before we can put ideas into action or figure out the how, we must give them "air". She has a fun and unique process to help you do just that.||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #4 Megan Hayes - How do you set out to change the world?||Two courageous women start with why, determined to give back to the world in a big way. Only they have no idea of the how. Megan Hayes shares the inspiring story of how they figured it out and founded Everybody Water - water with a heart.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #3 Scott Perry - Creativity and Stoicism for a Happy Life||We're all creative whether we realize it or not. Becoming creative on purpose helps us serve others and find more meaning and fulfillment in life. Scott Perry is a musician and coach who uses principles of stoicism to help clients find their purpose.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #2 Shonte Jovan-Taylor - What’s unconscious bias and why do we all have it?||Unconscious bias is a touchy subject that few people truly understand. Shonte Jovan Taylor explains the neuroscience of cognitive bias, why our brains are wired for it, and how we can be more aware of our biases to reduce the pain they can cause.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp #1 Angie Flynn-McIver - A Pillar of Human Connection We All Need to Practice||Listening is a diminishing skill in our social media and digital age. Most of us aren't good at it. Listening requires awareness, intention and most important, practice. Our expert, Angie Flynn-McIver tells us how we can listen and connect better.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
looking forward to seeing this grow
I came across this by accident and I have to say I really like it. it’s new - and if this is how good it is now I can’t wait to watch it grow and get better. Rana seems to be a natural and her voice is really nice.
Inspiring & Informative
Rana is able to connect us with real people who guide us through these human experiences and relationships. Looking forward to more!
Very Inspiring and Insightful!
Hi Rana, Loved it! Very Inspiring and Insightful! Looking forward to more episodes.