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In Trust

58 EpisodesProduced by Spotlight Trust's Lisa Lambert and Rick KitagawaWebsite

A podcast about how to build the most valuable asset for leaders, organizations, and communities alike: TRUST. We interview leaders from all different walks to explore how trust has transformed their work and get their perspectives, practical advice, and lessons learned on how to earn, extend, stren… read more

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Expansive Leadership - Interview with Judy Sims - EP 56

January 26th, 2022


Why do leaders get stuck? How can you expand when it can feel so much safer and easier to contract?

We explored these questions and more with Judy Sims, a pioneering leadership trainer and much sought-after leadership …

Leveraging the Power of Connection - Interview with Kathryn Evans - EP 55

January 12th, 2022


What would a more connected, supportive world look like?

We dive into the idea of connections, networks, and re-imagining communities with Kathryn …

Showing Up as the Leader You’re Meant To Be - Interview with Daniel Bauer - EP 54

December 1st, 2021


What would you be able to accomplish if you showed up as the leader you were meant to be?

Daniel Bauer, highly sought-after coach and mentor to …

Creating Contexts for Trust and Connection - Interview with Crystal Wong Kruger - EP 53

November 2nd, 2021


How might you create the context to build trust and meaningful connections with those who matter most to you, especially in our busy world?

What are …

Remotely Trusted - EP 52

September 28th, 2021


It’s harder to build trust at a distance, yet that’s exactly what we need to do to thrive in a remote work world.

So how do you build trust remotely?

In this episode, Spotlight Trust co-founders Rick Kitagawa and Lisa …

Trust and Decision Engineering - Interview with Michelle Florendo - EP 51

September 7th, 2021


How do you untangle big, messy decisions?

How do you make collective decisions within organizations that everyone can get behind, even if they …

Being Trustworthy and Trusted - EP 50!

August 17th, 2021


What’s the difference between being trustworthy and being trusted? Why does it matter anyway?

For the 50th episode of the In Trust podcast, your trusted co-hosts, Spotlight Trust Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Rick Kitagawa …

Trust and Change Tactics - Interview with April Mills - EP 49

August 10th, 2021


How do you drive change instead of driving people?

This is a question April Mills has spent a lot of time thinking about, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. April is an engineer by training and a change …

How To Get People To Care - Interview with Margo Aaron - EP 48

August 3rd, 2021


It’s really (really) hard to get people to do things in their own best interest, so how do you get people to care?

This is a question Margo Aaron has …

Showing Up for Racial Justice - Interview with Lynn Johnson - EP 47

July 27th, 2021


Your company or a brand you support posted a black square for #racialjustice on Blackout Tuesday 2020.

Now what?

What does it really mean to show up  for racial justice in a way that builds trust?

We unpacked this topic …

The Trust To Make Mistakes And Own Up To Them - EP 46

July 20th, 2021


Everyone makes mistakes. So how can leaders build a culture where mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities that strengthen trust and propel …

Designing a Sustainable Work Experience You’re Excited About - Interview with Dr. Ainsley McCaskill - EP 45

July 13th, 2021


What’s the root of burnout and why might burnout not be a helpful term? How does building self-trust help you design genuinely satisfying work …

Creating More Compassionate Workplaces - Interview with Mary Freer - EP 44

July 6th, 2021


How does compassion transform our workplaces and how people show up in them? How might we practice compassion as leaders and leverage it as a …

Sonder and Sales - Interview with Jordan Benjamin - EP 43

June 29th, 2021


Most of us underestimate the extent to which we’re all involved in selling.

It may not be the traditional view of selling, but we’re all in sales: …

Building Trust through People-centric Project Leadership - Interview with Kiron Bondale - EP 42

June 22nd, 2021


How can project management be a tool to build trust? Why is building trust and psychological safety so important for project teams and what are …

How to build a high-trust hybrid and remote work culture - EP 41

June 15th, 2021


As organizations roll out their post-pandemic work plans, where are many getting tripped up? What must leaders and organizations consider in order to …

Better Business By Design and Empathy - Interview with Alen Faljic - EP 40

June 8th, 2021


How can leaders effectively build bridges across disciplines so that different functions can team up and help their organization run more …

Helping Product Teams Get Better Results By Putting People First - Interview with Adam Thomas - EP 39

June 1st, 2021


How does the level of trust after a decision is made impact product teams (and other teams in your organization too)? How much waste might be happening in your organization because of cognitive biases and what are …

Bold and Open Ways of Building Trusted Organizations and Communities - Interview with Jaime Arredondo - EP 38

May 25th, 2021


What are assets that you have within your organization that external communities would be interested in having access to and even contributing in a …

The Trust to Take Risks and Trailblaze - Interview with Carlos Baena - EP 37

May 18th, 2021


What risks are worth taking? How do you trust yourself to make big decisions when your head and heart are pulling you in different directions? How do …

How Trust Fuels Entrepreneurship and Innovation - Interview with Alex Waters - EP 36

May 11th, 2021


What are some common stories about entrepreneurship and innovation that actually hinder these pioneering pursuits? Why is trust so integral in the development and growth of entrepreneurship and innovation?

We explored …

How Vulnerability and Play Build High Trust and High Performing Teams - Host Conversation - EP 35

May 4th, 2021


What is the relationship between vulnerability, play, and trust? What happens to team dynamics and performance when play is embraced as part of work …

Indigenous Inclusion and the Engagement Gap - Interview with Kelly Lendsay - EP 34

April 27th, 2021


What’s the relationship between inclusion, engagement, innovation, and trust? How can increasing Indigenous engagement in the economy create better opportunities and prosperity for all?

We had the pleasure of exploring …

4 Leadership Postures Crucial to the Long-term Success of a Nonprofit - Interview with Michele Reiner - EP 33

April 20th, 2021


How can stories support actionable change in the nonprofit sector? Why is the relationship between a nonprofit executive director and their board chair so crucial to long-term success and stability and what are …

Architecting Magic and Trust - Interview with Mark Stuart - EP 32

April 13th, 2021


What’s the connection between leadership, trust, and magic? What happens when we, as leaders, create more space for magic?

Who better to discuss these questions with than the Architect of Magic himself, Mark Stuart? So …

How Intentional Transparency Builds Trust - Interview with Gabriel Maldonado - EP 31

April 6th, 2021


What’s the difference between being transparent and being intentionally transparent? How can you go about cultivating a culture of intentional …

Breaking the Code of Belonging - Interview with Rebecca Channer - EP 30

March 30th, 2021


How do you move beyond the idea of belonging to take meaningful action that builds and repairs cultures and communities in a way that actually roots …

Creating the Context for Possibility - Interview with Paul Jun - EP 29

March 23rd, 2021


How do you build a meaningful brand that’s relevant and resonates with your customers when you’re swimming in an ocean of content? How can you …

The Life-Changing Power of Hope, Choices, Trust, and Baby Steps - Interview with John Jackson - EP 28

March 16th, 2021


How might your life be different if you made different choices? If you were given an opportunity to change and the support to do so? If you were given a second chance?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa explore the …

Confronting Stigma and Shame Through Trust and Storytelling - Interview with Alex Liu and Leo Neri - EP 27

March 9th, 2021


 What is it like to make a documentary about a stigmatized subject? How do you trust in yourself when a project stretches on for years? 

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa explore the answers to these questions and …

Navigation Through Collaboration - Interview with Steve Frost - EP 26

March 2nd, 2021


What does it look like to navigate without a map? How do you lead in the face of ambiguity?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa explore the answers to these questions and more in this conversation with Steve Frost, an …

How to Find Your First Ten Customers - Interview with Conor McCarthy - EP 25

February 23rd, 2021


How do you build trust when you’re inexperienced and unknown? How do you find your first ten customers in any new venture?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa explore the answers to these questions and more in this …

How To Make Trusted Decisions - Interview with Jade Waterman - EP 24

February 16th, 2021


How do you make strategic decisions when the outcome is unknown? How can you build space into an already hectic life?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa get the answers to these questions and more in this conversation …

How to Thrive in Challenges - Interview with Dr. Cecilia Flori - EP 23

February 9th, 2021


How does one thrive in adverse, difficult conditions? How can we reframe challenges as opportunities?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa explore …

Building Trusted Small Businesses - Interview with Ramon Ray - EP 22

February 2nd, 2021


What is the worst scenario for starting a business of your own? How can you re-frame crises as opportunities?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa get the answers to these questions and many more in this energetic …

Reimagining Education and Leadership - Interview with Marie Schacht - EP 21

January 26th, 2021


How do you tackle challenging traditional modes of education and building new options that emphasize learning, connection, and community? How do you transition from leading a project to leading at scale?

Hosts Lisa …

The Practical Path Forward Towards a Healthcare System that Deserves Our Trust - Cecilia Hardacker, Gabriel Maldonado, Jim Pickett, Ace Robinson - EP 20

January 19th, 2021


The  time to remedy the failures of public health, our healthcare system, the research enterprise, and health policy-making is long overdue. 

Medical Mistrust: From Past to Present - Shawn Demmons, Dr. Oni Blackstock, Dr. Cynthia A. Gomez - EP 19

January 12th, 2021


Do you trust the healthcare system to provide YOU with the highest quality of care when you’re in need?

This is a crucial question as medical mistrust is associated with negative health outcomes.

COVID-19 has …

Bringing Forward Trusted Insights for 2021 - Recap of 2020 - EP 18

January 5th, 2021


Today we’ve got a special episode of In Trust for you where we’re sharing some clips from our 2020 interviews where our guests offered insights we want to be sure to bring forward with us into 2021.

We’d love to hear …

Turning Dreams Into Reality - Interview with Massimiliano Freddi - EP 17

December 29th, 2020


How do you find the trust needed to turn your dreams into reality, especially when they're as ambitious as building your own adventure park? What …

Putting People and Relationships First - Interview with Brian DeSimone - EP 16

December 22nd, 2020


How do you build trust with someone within the first few minutes of meeting them? 

What does working as a photographer, a bartender, and an entrepreneur have in common?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa get the …

Leadership, Collaboration, and Trusting in Yourself - Interview with Mike Lyndon - EP 15

December 15th, 2020


How do you build trust in yourself in hyper-competitive industries that rely on subjective assessments?  How can you build collaboration in this same …

Trusted Parenting During Pandemics - Interview with Dr. Robert Zeitlin - EP 14

December 8th, 2020


It's tough being a parent in a pandemic, let alone three different ones.  How do you manage your kids while you're managing your job?  How do employees, regardless of parenting status, deal with outdated management …

Building Big Ideas Through Trust - Interview with Rebecca Kirstein Resch - EP 13

December 1st, 2020


How can we break out of the mold if we're not exposed to any other ways of being?  How do we become the best versions of ourselves and bring big …

Better Leaders, Better Communities - Interview with Danny Bauer - EP 12

November 24th, 2020


What does it mean to lead a community, and how does one do that effectively?

In this episode of In Trust, we’re super jazzed to bring you this conversation with Danny Bauer, Chief Ruckus Maker over at Better Leaders, …

Difference-Making Through Trust - Interview with Scott Perry - EP 11

November 17th, 2020


How do we make a difference in the world?  How do we create a legacy?

In this episode of In Trust, we’re excited to bring you this conversation with Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose and the …

Creating a More Meaningfully Connected World - Interview with Kat Vellos - EP 10

November 10th, 2020


Why can it be so difficult to make new friends as an adult?  How do we build connection with friends (old and new) in a time of social distancing?

In …

Building Boundaries for a Better Future - Interview with Shannon Weber - EP 09

November 3rd, 2020


How do you lead effectively through crisis and care for your people without burning out? How do you start building trust in yourself when you're exhausted and afraid?

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick …

BONUS HALLOWEEN EPISODE - Broken Expectations - EP 08.5

October 31st, 2020


We’ve got a special Halloween episode of In Trust… it's a little bit of trick, but mostly treat.

Broken expectations can cause all sorts of problems, whether you are a freestyle rapper, or a leader seeking to make …

The Real Skills Needed for Success - Interview with Stacy Richards - EP 08

October 27th, 2020


What are the real skills central to success, especially as a young person looking to grow and thrive in a time of quarantine?

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa speak with Stacy Richards, a recovering …

Reinventing Yourself by Building Self-Trust - Interview with Yunzhe Zhou - EP 07

October 20th, 2020


How do you go about building self-trust, especially if you're looking to try something completely new or even to switch careers?

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa speak with Yunzhe Zhou, a creative …

Face it 'til you make it - In Trust host conversation - EP 06

October 13th, 2020


We've all heard of faking it until we make it, but in this episode we offer a new take: Face it until you make it.

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa dive into impostor syndrome and self-doubt, how facing your fears …

Leading at the Frontiers of Science - Interview with Sean Lee - EP 05

October 6th, 2020


How do you lead when you're pressing forward into unknown territory?

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa sit down with Sean Lee, Head of External Relations for TRIUMF, Canada's premier particle …

The long and the short of collaboration - Interview with Jen Waldman and Peter Shepherd - EP 04

September 29th, 2020


How do you fast-track trust when collaborating?  

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa sit down with Jen Waldman and Peter Shepherd, …

Where do you give your attention? - In Trust host conversation - EP 03

September 22nd, 2020


Attention is really deciding where you focus is. Do you give in to the shiny distractions? If so, what message does that send to others?

Hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa dive into attention, distraction, and …

Building amazing products through trust - In Trust Interview with Ryan Flahive - EP 02

September 22nd, 2020


How do you build great, remarkable products that resonate with your customers?

In this episode, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa sit down with …

Checking in or checking up? - In Trust host conversation - EP 01

September 22nd, 2020


Are you checking in on people, or are you checking up on people?  

In the first episode of In Trust, hosts Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa of Spotlight Trust dive into the difference between the two, and offer practical …

In Trust - Trailer 1

September 14th, 2020


The trailer for the In Trust podcast, hosted by Lisa Lambert and Rick Kitagawa.

In Trust launches September 22, everywhere you get your podcasts!  

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