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The Exceptional Leadership podcast with Anita Brooks

We all influence someone, but the question is, "Are we influencing well? Exceptionally well?" As an international speaker, award-winning author, and high-demand business coach who founded P4 Power Coaching, host Anita Brooks brings her passion, expertise, and front-line insights to The Exceptional Leadership podcast. She takes great joy in helping people and organizations identify and plug the invisible drains stealing their time, energy, and money, and now, she's sharing her wisdom with you. Through inspiring true stories, fascinating interviews, practical tips, boots-on-the-ground resources, and coaching challenges, you will benefit from the secrets and strategies she's spent years learning and teaching. The focus of this podcast is primarily pointed to leadership at an organizational level, however, most of what Anita shares will translate to almost any aspect of your life--professionally and personally. Whether you approach the content as a corporate leader, board member, middle manager, small business owner, mentor, spouse or parent, the "why, what, where, and when" are as important as "who and how" you lead. So, join Anita on a quest not for mediocrity, not for perfection, but absolutely for exceptional leadership. Prepare to grab extraordinary courage and exercise unrivaled integrity as you resolve to humbly invest in the people you guide. Not only will those you lead receive unprecedented payoffs, but with pure motives, you and/or your organization will gain more than you can possibly imagine. Just ask any of the many clients Anita has served.

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Episode #43 Boosting Productivity with Go Gang Go Meetings
Boosting morale and employee engagement are evergreen issues smart leaders stay in tune with. Of all the leadership actions that work, this one jewel could make one of your biggest impacts. Brief "Go Gang Go meetings boost morale, increase employee engagement, and strengthens team bonds. If you wonder whether something like this is worth the investment of time and money, let me assure you, it is! Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
19:24 11/28/2022
Episode #42 The Power of a Positive Personal Brand
Too often, we take our personal brand (otherwise known as our reputation or how others view us), for granted. But when we are intentional, consistent, and laser-focused on what we project, we can reach greater heights. When I say, "We all lead someone, the question is, are we leading well? Exceptionally well?" Our personal brand is a perfect example. Others are watching our attitudes, behaviors, and actions. They listen intently to the words we speak. Some people mimic us. Some decide whether we are worthy of investing in. Your personal brand isn't something to play around with, it's something to take very seriously, every single day.  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
23:27 11/21/2022
Episode 41 Spiritual Leadership with Stephanie Pavlantos
Stephanie Pavlantos brings a different leadership perspective as she delves into the spiritual. As a homeschool mom and teacher, community advocate, and a leader influencing the minds of tomorrow, she focuses on how our actions shape the behaviors of others.  https://stephaniepavlantos.com  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
40:34 10/31/2022
Episode 40 Mediocre vs Exceptional Leaders with Markus Neukom
Markus Neukom is a leadership consultant who works across the globe. Listen in to his conversation with business coach, Anita Brooks, as they discuss mediocre management versus exceptional leadership. The difference is real--and the results prove why it's important to exercise intentionality.  https://www.markusneukom.com Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
51:41 10/24/2022
Episode 39 The Juggle and Struggle of Leadership Sandra Flach
Sandra Flash knows what it takes to lead in the workplace and at home--and this doesn't even touch her volunteer or philanthropic work. She's a wife, mom of eight—five through adoption, and Mimi to seven precious grandchildren, and full of leadership tips that work. Her heart and calling is to encourage and equip adoptive and foster parents and to inspire Christians to tangibly care for children and families in crisis. Her book, Orphans No More, is an inspiring and uplifting read. To find out more about Sandra, go to her website: https://www.sandraflach.com Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
43:58 10/17/2022
Episode 38 Distanced Mentorship with Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson is a prolific author who from experience understands the power of leading exceptionally well. He also knows the importance of intentional influence offered well and done early.  This inspiring interview on mentorship and leadership will make you more mindful and propel you to a more intentional approach. Rick Johnson's warm approach matches his expertise, making you want to hear more and more. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.  
46:24 10/10/2022
Episode 37 PDA in the Workplace
It's the #1 secret to raising energy, increasing engagement, boosting morale, and motivating people. It costs you nothing aside from a tiny amount of time and a bit of authentic energy. But this one act, when done honestly and consistently, will drive powerful results--in both your professional and personal interactions. Anita Brooks teaches this secret to her business coaching clients, but she practices it on a daily basis over many relationships. And not only does this raise energy for those on the receiving end, it dramatically lifts Anita's spirit as the giver.  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
36:50 10/03/2022
Episode 36 Leadership Self-Care with Fitness Expert Scarlet Barron
Scarlet Barron is a powerhouse coach and fitness expert, but she's also a caring, compassionate human being and dynamic advocate for mental and physical health. So much great information packed into one show, as Anita and Scarlet discuss the why and how of self-care for leaders. And you don't want to miss Scarlet's inspiring and motivating Facebook page, Stay Fit Personal Training. Tips, techniques, and how-to workout videos sprinkled amidst nutritional information, recipes, and other healthy foodie hacks will keep you coming back for more.  Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
52:58 08/22/2022
Episode 35 Ulysses S. Grant as a Leader with Dr. Craig von Buseck Pt. 2
Dr. Craig von Buseck is not only a prolific author, but he is one part historian, one part influencer, and one part experienced leader. His in-depth research unearths little-known details about people whose decisions and actions shaped our world. Leaders today would do well to learn from the mistakes and victories of leaders from yesterday. Former U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant, is one such example.  Find out more about Dr. von Buseck at https://www.vonbuseck.com. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
66:22 08/08/2022
Episode 34 Ulysses S. Grant Leader and Influencer with Dr. Craig von Buseck Pt 1
Dr. Craig von Buseck is not only a prolific author, but he is one part historian, one part influencer, and one part experienced leader. His in-depth research unearths little-known details about people whose decisions and actions shaped our world. Leaders today would do well to learn from the mistakes and victories of leaders from yesterday. Former U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant, is one such example.  Find out more about Dr. von Buseck at https://www.vonbuseck.com. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
57:54 08/02/2022
Episode 33 Every Seat Has a Story Stacy Leicht
Author, teacher, and speaker, Stacy Leicht knows that every seat filled in a classroom has a story. The same is true for every seat filled in the workplace. Wise leaders understand the value and importance of acknowledging these stories, especially if you want to lead exceptionally well. You do not want to miss this engaging and energizing conversation about leadership principles that will make you if you adhere to them, but will break you if you don't. These leadership must-do's cannot be overstated.  Follow Stacy at https://stacyleicht.com where you can learn more about her and her heart to make a difference.   Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.  
41:20 07/18/2022
Episode 32 Fit for Leadership with Liz Faison
Leadership can be draining, so leaders need every ounce of knowledge, insight, and wisdom they can glean. In this energizing episode, fitness coach, Liz Faison shares several great health tips to help busy leaders prevent and overcome the lag. We don't have to drag through our days--we can seize every second.   Follow Liz at https://www.fitforchristsisters.com, where you will find practical health tips and faith-based inspirations.   Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
43:06 06/27/2022
Episode 31 Early Leadership Golden Circle with Justin Jacobs
In this episode, Anita Brooks is joined by Justin Jacobs, a young leader with experience far beyond his years. Their combined wisdom offers much insight for leaders new on the job as well as fresh ideas for those more mature in their leadership role.  Justin is an award winning Greek life member, Sigma Nu member, and 2019 SEMO man of the year. He currently holds a position as Associate II, Risk Assurance & Advisory Services at Armanino LLP. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
43:40 06/20/2022
Episode 30 HR Consulting for Leaders with Mary Hampton
Mary Hampton is an HR expert with a lot of great insights to share about dealing with human beings in the workplace. In their practical and inspirational conversation, Mary and Anita Brooks discuss many aspects to dealing with people effectively. Human nature has its challenges, but it also has many upsides.  Find more about Mary at https://www.hrhamptonresources.com. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
40:55 06/13/2022
Episode 29 Interpersonal & Articulate Connections with Julie Crenshaw Conversation
Julie Crenshaw talks with host, Anita Brooks, on an important topic related to Exceptional Leadership. Interpersonal relationships can make or break a professional organization, as well as our personal connections. If we cannot clearly articulate and communicate, issues and conflicts are sure to arise, with little hope of resolution and peace. But that's where Julie comes in, your conversation expert! Find out more about Julie and all she has to offer here: https://yourconversationexpert.com. Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
49:06 06/06/2022
Episode 28 It's Multiplication Not Addition with Renee Pinta
In this jam-packed episode, Anita Brooks talks with Renee Pinta, owner of First Banc Limited, a credit/debit card processing company whose mission is first and foremost, providing exceptional client care. This small business owner understands what it takes to succeed at the highest level, providing the lowest costs possible for those she and her team serves, while offering the personal service. And First Banc's results prove it! Find out more about First Banc Limited here: https://www.firstbanclimited.com Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
49:07 05/30/2022
Episode 27 Remorseless Leadership Beth Fisher
Beth Fisher, author, coach, and leader, has made it her mission to teach people to first give themselves permission to lose those hinderances holding them back, and then to act. Sharing insight and wisdom born from years of experience in the trenches of leadership, both from corporate and non-profit worlds, you won't want to miss Anita's conversation with Beth. Find out more about Beth Fisher and her book, Remorseless: Learning to Lose Labels, Expectations, and Assumptions--Without Losing Yourself, at https://bethfisher.com Discover more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
38:08 05/23/2022
Episode 26 People Centric Leadership with Matt Griswold
People Centric Leadership is not a job for Matt Griswold, it's his passion, his commitment, and his way of life! Building healthy organizations and aligning people definitely turns him on.  Find out more about Matt Griswold and People Centric Consulting Group at https://peoplecentric.com. Learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
43:33 05/16/2022
Episode 25 It's Going to Be a Good Day
Not every day is good, but there is something good in every day--this is true in leadership as well as in every day life. Dr. Michelle Bengston understands this truth in her practice, but also in her own personal journey. But regardless of what happens to us, perspective is everything. No matter what we're dealing with, it helps to decide that it's going to be a good day!  Find out more about Dr. Michelle Bengston and her books at https://drmichellebengtson.com. And learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
44:20 05/09/2022
Episode 24 A Bit of the Irish
John Michael Cahill was Ireland born and America bound, as he tells the story in his memoir, "Two Walls and a Roof." With his beautiful Irish lilt and spirit, he discusses leadership similarities and differences, life-changing events, and how leading with love makes the biggest difference. You won't want to miss this fascinating conversation crossing oceans and challenges. Find John Cahill's book, Two Walls and a Roof here. And learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
48:41 05/02/2022
Episode 23 Leadership and Conversational Intelligence
Patti Reed understands smart communication and the power of conversational intelligence. Her book, Face to Face: Smart Conversations with Yourself, Your Teenager, and Your Young Adult (a 30-day devotional), easily translates to leadership. After all, have you ever heard yourself say, "I feel like more of a babysitter than a leader."? The fact is, human nature doesn't change. What we find effective and motivating with our kids works equally well with our employees and vice versa.  Find out more about Patti Pilkington Reed here: https://pattireed.net, and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
39:40 04/25/2022
Episode 22 Marcie Keithley Trauma in the Workplace
Marcie J. Keithley, author of The Shoebox Effect, joins Anita Brooks on The Exceptional Leadership podcast. In this stirring episode about the dos and don'ts for leaders who are dealing with challenged or even traumatized employees, Anita and Marcie discuss a seldom often truth--people cannot leave their problems at the door, those issues follow them wherever they go. Accepting, acknowledging, and exercising intentionality can reduce the consequences and conversely, create more loyal, connected, and engaged employees.  Find out more about Marcie Keithley here: https://marciejkeithley.com and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
40:29 04/18/2022
Episode 21 Lifting Up Leaders
In this inspiring episode, Anita Brooks interviews entrepreneur, Daniel Thompson, founder of Daniel Thompson Film and Photography. (Insider insight: Daniel created Anita's amazing book trailer for Getting Through What You Can't Get Over found on YouTube.) Anytime we are operating our own businesses we are influencing others, we simply must exercise intentionality to influence exceptionally well. Find out more about Daniel Thompson on his Facebook page: Daniel Thompson Film and Photography and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
46:18 04/11/2022
Episode 20 Leadership Mindfulness
Angela Marie Christian joins host Anita Brooks to discuss exceptional leadership self-care, self-talk, mindfulness, and being present. These are crucial areas that every leader needs to acknowledge and exercise intentionality to stay sharp and on top of their game. Find out more about Angela Marie Christian here: https://www.angelamariechristian.com and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
39:45 04/04/2022
Episode 19 - Always Peachy with Amy Williams
In this positive and uplifting episode, Anita interviews award-winning author, book editor, and publisher, Amy C. Williams (a/k/a A.C. Williams). Amy influences many people exceptionally well, but recently, she's found an especially engaged and grateful audience through her Always Peachy daily devotionals newsletter. The companion book releases late spring of 2022. But for any leader who needs an energy pick-me-up, this conversation should prove enlightening. A.C. is a coffee-drinking, sushi-eating, story-telling nerd who loves cats, country living, and all things Japanese. She’d rather be barefoot, and if she isn’t, her socks won’t match. She specializes in action-comedy stories in nearly every genre from romance to science fiction. A senior partner and editor at the award-winning Uncommon Universes Press, she is passionate about stories and the authors who write them.  Find out more about Amy Williams here: https://www.amycwilliams.com, and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
35:23 03/28/2022
Episode 18 Dustin Shurback River Ranch Resort
On the heels of her recent business coaching scope with Marlinda and Dustin Shurback, owners of the gorgeous River Ranch Resort in Noel, Missouri, Anita offers a sneak peek into some of the areas she covers in her work with clients. In part two, Anita interviews Dustin, as they discuss management training, exercises, activities, and fast successes from their work together. Discover beautiful River Ranch Resort in Southwest Missouri here: https://www.riverranchresort.com, and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
38:21 03/21/2022
Episode 17 River Ranch Resort Business Coaching Pt 1
On the heels of her recent business coaching scope with Marlinda and Dustin Shurback, owners of the gorgeous River Ranch Resort in Noel, Missouri, Anita offers a sneak peek into some of the areas she covers in her work with clients. In part one, Anita interviews Marlinda, as they discuss exercises, activities, and fast successes from their work together. Discover beautiful River Ranch Resort in Southwest Missouri here: https://www.riverranchresort.com, and learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
40:06 03/14/2022
Episode 16 Only 6,570 Days to Lead
What does 6,570 days to lead mean? If you are a parent especially, but frankly anyone in leadership, you will not want to miss Anita's interview with Nellie Harden. Nellie is a wife, mom, dreamer and multi-preneur to businesses that are born from experience and serve others with BIG purpose. She is a family life coach helping others build their own extraordinary story while, also, building an unshakable foundation for their children to launch into their adult lives with. She believes that a family filled with creativity, fun, laughter, challenge, adventure, problem-solving, hugs, good food and learning can not only change a person's life, but is the best chance at positively changing the world. Learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
36:40 02/21/2022
Episode 15 Heart Centered Leadership
Deb Crowe, founder of Heart Centered Leadership and fellow podcaster, joins Anita on an episode where they dig into some of the deeper issues leaders face. Leading from the heart is definitely a strength of the brave and couragous.  To discover details about Deb Crowe's coaching, podcast, and other difference making ventures, check out https://debcrowe.com. Learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
38:03 02/14/2022
Episode 14 A Fresh Start Focus
Whether you're listening at the beginning of a new year, or in July, this episode can help you make a fresh start with fresh faith. This is especially true if you made resolutions, set goals, or created leadership objectives, only to find yourself falling short. But one of the biggest challenges we face in achieving what we set our minds on, is the drive to over-complicate. In this episode, Anita shares a simple yet powerful practice that has helped improve her life for many years--both professionally and personally. By telling you about the impact this tiny implementation has made on her, she hopes it will equally inspire and motivate you.   Learn more about Anita and P4 Power Coaching™ at anitabrooks.com. Listeners can contact Anita with questions or speaking and/or coaching queries at info@anitabrooks.com.
27:39 01/24/2022