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Guiding leaders toward the courage to be imperfect.

Listen to conversations hosted by an organizational psychologist and master certified coach and get his unique perspective on becoming a leader and living more intentionally. Dr. McKinley’s insightful and lighthearted conversational style is easy to follow with practical advice. He frequently invites guests to join him, and his guests are from all “walks of life” leading people and organizations in admirable ways.

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Podcast Topics

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10 Episodes


Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)

9 Episodes


Emotional Intelligence & Emotional Agility

17 Episodes



23 Episodes


Leadership (General)

36 Episodes



11 Episodes


Resiliency/Life Work Harmony

22 Episodes



34 Episodes


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December 6, 2023

One Word

Did you know that focusing on one word for the entire year can catalyze life change? Instead of a New Year’s resolution, try choosing one…

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November 29, 2023

Game Based Learning

Game based learning is a teaching method that uses the power of games to define and support learning outcomes. A GBL environment achieves this through…

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November 23, 2023

The Value of Clear Thinking

Thinking clearly is the foundation for making wise choices, yet human minds are prone to traps that muddle effective reasoning. By cultivating self-awareness, you can…

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November 14, 2023

Mentorship vs Sponsorship

In the context of navigating organizational dynamics, mentorship and sponsorship are both crucial for personal growth and career goals, but they operate in distinct and…

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November 8, 2023


How is your self-care these days? Leaders go into “battle” every day and must find ways to recover from the “wounds” they experience. Thought leader…

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October 31, 2023

Driving in Fog

Life is filled with seasons of fog, often showing up unexpectedly. Brian Zehr, author of Driving in Fog, is today’s podcast guest. Brian illuminates in…

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October 24, 2023

Leading and Mental Health

There exists an undeniable need to focus on mental health within the workplace. It is no secret there has been a sharp increase in mental…

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October 19, 2023

Force Scaling

Psychologists would suggest that forcing things often leads to unwanted results. Your company may need to grow and yet you find that growth is not…

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October 14, 2023

Lead With Focus & Intention

If you really want to accomplish something, what could really stop you?Today’s podcast guest, Glenn Murray, believes he could get through a brick wall if…

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October 6, 2023

The Nature of Leadership

Leaders have many responsibilities to attend to and none more important than finding their own personal space that centers them. Dr. McKinley’s guest today is…

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September 27, 2023

The Science Behind Emotional Intelligence

Our special guest today is Dr. David Caruso, author of The Emotionally Intelligent Manager. Dr. Caruso is a management consultant who is known for his…

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September 19, 2023

The Power of Optimism

In this interactive podcast episode, we explore the transformative power of optimism. Dr. McKinley is joined by one of his senior associates, Megan McKinley, who…

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September 12, 2023

What Does it Take to Develop More Stress Tolerance?

In our fast-paced and demanding world, stress has become an inevitable part of our lives. However, what sets individuals apart is their ability to handle…

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September 4, 2023

Embracing Emotional Flexibility

Join Dr. McKinley on today’s podcast as he explores practical strategies and insights to enhance emotional flexibility, which refers to the ability to adapt and…

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August 28, 2023

Impulse Control

Have you read an email and immediately became defensive about the content or tone the sender was using? Then you sent an immediate response without…

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