In the Arena: A LinkedIn Wisdom Podcast
Channel Your Inner RBG

Channel Your Inner RBG

September 25, 2020

In the Jewish culture, it is believed that the most righteous people die on the New Year- Rosh Hashanah- because the world needed them until the very last moment. This holiday ushers in a time for anyone to reflect, express gratitude and decide who they want to be in this world. On the heels of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, Jackie and Leah talk about her steadfast commitment to what was right and just, reflect on the value of standing for something and share what the holiday means for them. In this uncertain time, the world needs each of us to show up, stand up, and channel our inner RBG. 

Coffee with Hello Monday’s Jessi Hempel

Coffee with Hello Monday’s Jessi Hempel

September 11, 2020

Jessi Hempel, Senior Editor at Large and Host of LinkedIn's podcast, Hello Monday joins Leah and Jackie for a virtual coffee. For more than 20 years Jessi has interviewed people all of us would want to have coffee with; from CEOs, celebrities and Pulitzer-Prize winners to explorers, corporate refugees and disruptors. In this episode, the spotlight is on Jessi as she shares the big lessons she's learned, the emerging role of technology and business, and how continually choosing your true north can transform the world. 

Who’s on Your 1×1 Square?

Who’s on Your 1×1 Square?

August 28, 2020

How are you consciously connecting to those who matter most? Leah and Jackie use Brené Brown’s 1x1 square to help you identify the high-value relationships in your life. Through shared stories and techniques, they talk about ways you can be more intentional in growing these relationships.

Jumping In with Brad Lawrence and Jess Amortegui on the Enneagram

Jumping In with Brad Lawrence and Jess Amortegui on the Enneagram

August 13, 2020

What have you heard about the Enneagram? Jackie and Leah sit down with two LinkedIn leaders who are certified in the Enneagram to understand more about this ancient personality assessment. Brad and Jess give an overview of the 9 personality types that will help us understand ourselves, others, and the world in a more holistic and powerful way. If you haven’t taken it, you’ll definitely want to dive into it after listening.

When Life Throws You a Curveball

When Life Throws You a Curveball

July 30, 2020

Curveballs in life are inevitable, yet we often find ourselves surprised when they are thrown our way. Even after the initial shock, it’s hard to see the way forward. Leah and Jackie share a 3-step practice – Stay, Shift, Signify – to work through the disruptive events in our lives. Not only will this practice change the way you experience the next curveball, it will also leave you stronger than you were before it got thrown your way.

Letting Go

Letting Go

July 2, 2020

When we looked back on the last 6 months in our country and the world, the one theme we couldn’t ignore was letting goSo many of us ended 2019 with inspiring visions of what this year would bring. And for most of us, it has been entirely different than we imagined. But that doesn’t mean we can’t release our expectations to accept our new realities. Join us to talk about what we've had to let go of, why it's so hard to do so and how to chart a new, optimistic path forward.

 

Pt. 2: On Race in America and Earning Allyship

Pt. 2: On Race in America and Earning Allyship

June 19, 2020

Join Leah Smart and Jackie Goldberg as they reflect on their last episode - Pt. 1: On Race in America and Earning Allyship– and share the progress they’ve made over the past several weeks. Discover how you can do your part with three guiding principles: Learn about racism in America, Explore the role you play, and Commit to taking action.

Pt. 1: On Race in America and Earning Allyship

Pt. 1: On Race in America and Earning Allyship

June 4, 2020
In the latest episode of “In the Arena,” Jackie Goldberg, a white Jewish American, checks in with her best friend and colleague, Leah Smart, a Black American, on how she is doing during this unsettling time. This vulnerable conversation aims to open the doors for others to challenge their perspectives and beliefs about race and privilege in America. When we all show up honestly and ready to do better, we can move forward together.
Jumping In with Scott Barry Kaufman on The New Science of Self-Actualization

Jumping In with Scott Barry Kaufman on The New Science of Self-Actualization

May 22, 2020

Join Jackie and Leah in the arena with humanistic psychologist, Scott Barry Kaufman to discuss his latest book, Transcend: The New Science of Self Actualization. In his book, Scott explores the research and stories behind Abraham Maslow's work, and reveals surprises about the human experience. He shares the  development of personal meaning, how you can find purpose anywhere and why each person deserves have the opportunity to reach the peak of their potential. 

Jumping In with Mike Robbins on Being in it Together

Jumping In with Mike Robbins on Being in it Together

May 7, 2020

Join Leah and Jackie as they jump in the arena with motivational speaker and author, Mike Robbins. Just off the heels of launching his most recent book, We’re All in This Together, we discuss how showing up for our colleagues, teams and organizations is pivotal now more than ever. Mike shares some of the most powerful insights he brings to individuals and organizations such as the value of authenticity, listening to our instincts and the role empathy plays in fostering connection. 

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