Suite Talk: Interview with Executive Coach Matt Cross of Performance Applied

Matt Cross, founder of Performance Applied

In this episode of Suite Talk we hear from Matt Cross, the founder of Performance Applied, which provides executive coaching for rising leaders.

Our conversation focuses on the differences between management and leadership and how you can apply a leader’s mindset not just in the workplace, but in all areas of your life.

Matt’s mission is to help you perform at a higher level by keeping you out of the weeds and focused on what matters most! Check out his nifty five-day action plan to help you take stock of where you are and where you want to go.

An expert in organizational psychology and leadership, Matt has an intense curiosity for how individuals win the inner game and perform at their peak.

Here’s some of the material referenced in our conversation:

We’ll hear from Matt again soon, but for now, lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Step in to the New Year with Purpose

In this Suite Talk podcast, we hear a timeless New Years Eve talk with Spiritual Coach Rev. Dr. Jay Speights starting every new year and day with focus and intention.
Enter the New Year and every day with focus and intention

In this 2006 New Years Eve talk, spiritual coach Rev. Dr. Jay Speights shares some timeless tips that are inspiring and actionable to help us enter the New Year and every day with focus and intention.

You many recall Dr. Speights was our first guest on Suite Talk and at that time he talked about being the conductor of your own symphony. You can find that episode here.

We will have Dr. Speights in the studio again soon to ask him to elaborate on this lecture to learn additional insights on how we can be more present and effective in our daily lives.

But for now lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Mayor Steve Benjamin on Life’s Biggest Stage, Part 2

Here’s part two of our interview with Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, South Carolina. In this half of the conversation we learn:

  • The words he lives by
  • The best career advice he’s ever received
  • What he’d tell his 20-year-old self

In case you missed the first part of our conversation, you can find it here.

We’ll have Mayor Benjamin back soon, but until then lean in, lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk Video: What was and Will be

Here’s the video of our (soon-to-be) weekly recap/look ahead on Facebook Live. In this video we offer a look back on the previous week, offer a preview of the week ahead, while teasing some of what Thinking Good has planned for 2017.

Lean in, Lean back and enjoy!

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Suite Talk: Part 3 of Interview with Lance Watson, Jr., Fellowship & Community

shoesIn part 3 of our interview with Lance Watson, Jr., we explore in greater depth the importance of fellowship.

It’s okay to start the journey to being your better self alone, but we all find out the expedition is more enjoyable, transformative and beneficial when we harness the collective powers of a community.

For previous excerpts from our interview with Lance, click here, here and here.

We’ll hear more from Lance soon. But for now, lean-in, lean back and enjoy!

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Consciously Curated: Pokemon, Paternity Leave and Finding Your Roots

Photo by William Stitt
Photo by William Stitt

Here is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to help you keep thinking good:

Founders and Funders: How Pokemon Go Started

“People engage with Pokemons more than with Facebook. That makes it an anomaly, and, possibly, the next big thing. And this growth is only based on 8 countries where the app launched so far. How can anything grow this fast?”

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Welcome to Thinking Good!

Photo by Jared Erondu
Photo by Jared Erondu

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman

Friends,

I’d like to introduce Thinking Good, a digital media community, that helps men be their better selves.

Thinking Good empowers men to be better husbands, fathers, sons, brothers, friends, entrepreneurs, innovators, artists and thinkers. Not just for ourselves, but also our families and communities.

To get a sense of Thinking Good’s point of view, please check out this piece reflecting on the presidential election. Thinking Good draws on my roots in journalism, shaped by my service in government and guided by my experiences as a husband and father.

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Happy Birthday Baby Boy: Thoughts On Your Future

Photo by Nico Beard
Photo by Nico Beard

This weekend, our family and friends celebrated the second birthday of my youngest son, Caldwell. We asked his guests for their hopes and dreams for him when he’s their age. We got an intergenerational perspective on what they want for him, and our country, going forward.

We’ll share a fuller complement of the comments soon, but for the time being here’s a snippet. Lean-in, lean-back and enjoy!

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Thoughts on America, on this day

Photo by Edewaa Fosterhttp://iipixphotography.com
Photo by Edewaa Fosterhttp://iipixphotography.com

My oldest son, Middleton, was born on July 4th in Washington DC. A few hours, later fireworks erupted in celebration across our nation—I’d like to think in honor of him.

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