Mindful Social Business

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Janet interviews with business leaders who take a mindful approach to life and work. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jfouts/support

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Relationships first - Mindful Social with Bryan Kramer

August 14th, 2019


  On the show this week is Bryan Kramer. We’ve been friends for years, and seen the changes in social media marketing from what used to be seen as a …

Mindful Social with Molly Cantrell-Kraig

July 10th, 2019


My guest on Mindful Social this week is Molly Cantrell-Kraig. Boy, does this woman have a story! She's been through the wringer a few times in her …

Work doesn't have to suck- #MindfulSocial with Jason Lauritsen

June 27th, 2019



When you ask someone their experience in the world of work, what kind of stories do you hear? Many of us go to work and come home feeling stressed, less than enough, exhausted. Friday is looked forward to. Monday? …

Bruce McIntyre on Parkinson's, Caregiving, and Self-care

May 24th, 2019


This chat with Bruce McIntyre covers a lot of topics, from his personal journey as a caregiver for his wife with Parkinson's disease to serving as the Executive Director of the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma. He’s …

Power Your Tribe - MindfulSocial with Christine Comaford

March 22nd, 2019


This week on Mindful Social I talk with Christine Comaford about her newest book: Power Your Tribe. The book hits home on a lot of levels, …

Entrepreneurship and Transforming Your Business to Wellness. #MindfulSocial with Heidi Sloss

March 12th, 2019


This week I'm speaking with Heidi Sloss, another entrepreneur who has also made some major changes in her life and work. She's taken her experiences owning several businesses and feeling "stuck" and rigid in her life, …

Compassion in the Workplace with Immanual Joseph

February 12th, 2019


  This week I’m talking with Immanual Joseph, PhD, about compassion. In the workplace, at home, for others and for ourselves. On the podcast, …

7 Practices of a Mindful Leader #MindfulSocial with Marc Lesser

February 6th, 2019


In his new book, “Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen” Marc offers an essential guide for leaders of …

Forgive for Good #MindfulSocial with Fred Luskin

January 26th, 2019


If you think forgiveness is all about letting someone off the hook? You're wrong. And I forgive you! Find out what it really is in this MindfulSocial …

You, Me, Empathy, MindfulSocial with Non Wels

January 2nd, 2019


This was a very special episode with Non Wels, creator of the You, Me, Empathy podcast.


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Dr. Rick Hanson - Changing Our Brain by Absorbing the Good

December 4th, 2018


This week I talk with Dr. Rick Hanson, Ph.D. about learning to actually change the structure of our brain through positive neuroplasticity and ways we can learn from our experiences to have more well-being, happiness …

You Are Enough

November 6th, 2018


That feeling of not being good enough, not worthy, self-judgment is rampant in our culture. But we can learn to be kind to ourselves and stop …

What's the ROI of Compassion in the workplace?

September 11th, 2018


When something happens to an employee outside of work, how that company responds is representative of the company culture. In their newly released …

On Forgiveness, Resilience and Reconciliation in Rwanda

August 12th, 2018


The people of Rwanda have embraced a policy of forgiveness, love, and reconciliation, even toward those who committed incredibly heinous acts during …

Bring Your Whole Self to Work - Mike Robbins

May 7th, 2018


How do we show up at work? Is it our whole, authentic self or some avatar we hope will be what people trust, value and engage with? This week's …

Participation Marketing #Mindful Social with Michael Brito

April 26th, 2018


Are you thinking of how, when, or why you should be mobilizing your employees to get more engaged with sharing and supporting your business online? …

How We Work with Leah Weiss

March 13th, 2018


I had the great pleasure of interviewing Leah Weiss on the Mindful Social Business podcast about the launch of her new book, “How We Work: Live Your …

Motivational Listening with D. Scott Smith

October 17th, 2017


Listening is good right? But what's your intention for listening to that new client, or even your partner? What if you could make that person feel …

Entrepreneurial You, #MindfulSocial with Dorie Clark

October 3rd, 2017


Dorie's new book, "Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive" is an easy yet information packed read. …

Working with Difficult People- A Meditation

August 30th, 2017


This meditation will help you see other people in a new way, that we all, every one of us wants the same basic things at the end of the day. Just like you, they want to be happy. This helps develop empathy and a new …

A Meditation to De-stress Your Day

July 27th, 2017


Stress is so common in our lives and our work. Getting to know how it feels can help us manage it more skillfully. Take a few moments and see how it …

Meditation for Busy People

July 23rd, 2017


People kind of freak out about meditation. "Am I doing it right?" is the biggest question I get. Here's my story of attempts at meditation, and a 3-minute meditation for you to try with me. Let me know what you think!

On the Gamification of Mindfulness

July 5th, 2017


There are some who feel that gamification diminishes the value of mindfulness or meditation practice, and I’ve had some fairly intense conversations …

What is Conscious Business

June 14th, 2017


I'm just back from the Conscious Company Leaders Forum, and so excited to meet more entrepreneurs like myself who have a passion for a mindful …

Listen Before You Write That Post

May 19th, 2017


This week is all about listening, to learn what your market really wants, what voice they use and how to learn more before you write your marketing posts.


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Social Media Driving you nuts? Yeah, that's on YOU

May 9th, 2017


Social media gets a lot of heat as distracting, negative, a time suck etc. But it's US that are responsible for what we get out of our social networks. Here are some thoughts on what to do about that.


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Can HR lead the charge to mindful business? #MindfulSocial with Marissa Afton

May 2nd, 2017


Creating a culture of mindfulness at work can dramatically impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your team. Human Resources professionals are in …

On Being Known, Mindful Social with Mark Schaefer

April 26th, 2017


Can anyone be known? Mark Schaefer teaches us the ins and outs of creating a personal brand and being KNOWN on Mindful Social.


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On Mindful Entrepreneurship – #MindfulSocial with Kathleen Gage - Mindful Social Business

April 18th, 2017


Kathleen is a respected coach for entrepreneurs and authors on growing a business and marketing themselves with tons of experience in many stages of business. We talk about the value of a good business failure, keeping …

You Don't Have to Shout to Stand Out. #MindfulSocial with Christine Clifton

April 13th, 2017


Christine Clifton is author of "You Don't Have to Shout to Stand Out" and owner of MindfulBusinessMatters.com. She is a self-described "SsurThriver": …

Own Your Brand Story MindfulSocial with @ParkHowell

April 5th, 2017


Park Howell, Park has been helping businesses and individuals uncover their story and connect with their customers for over 30 years. He's whittled his process down to some really doable steps that will help you …

Gini Dietrich on Mindful Social and content creation

April 4th, 2017


This week’s guest is Gini Dietrich and we explore what it means to take a mindful approach to content creation and community around our businesses.

A mindful approach to social sales #MindfulSocial with Kathi Kruse

March 28th, 2017


We all know sales is a tough job. Some people excel at it naturally, others? Not so much. What’s the difference? I believe it comes from a genuine interest in the customer’s problem rather than a “gotta make this sale!” …

Self Awareness and Your Business #MindfulSocial with @OlaAgbaimoni

March 22nd, 2017


As we go through our lives certain types of events happen over and over and our awareness of these events (or lack thereof) and how we respond to them directly affects how things go from there in our personal and …

Mindful Social with Leslie Nance on Livestream, cooking and Go2Kitchens

March 21st, 2017


Leslie brought her experience as a marketer, to finding the right fit to marketing Go2Kitchens, taking a considered approach to building an active …

Marketing your Business Start with the story MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik

March 15th, 2017


For hundreds of years, people shared ideas, values, and teachings through storytelling. Advertising interrupted our entire way of communicating. For …

Mindful Social with Courtney Smith Kramer

March 9th, 2017


Courtney's new book "Why Creativity is Like Sex" is a fun read and she's got the chops to know. We also talk about working with creatives a mindful …

Want Happy Engaged Employees MindfulSocial with @Elsua

March 8th, 2017


Today’s employees are often overwhelmed with email and busy work. How can they be expected to get engaged and spend time with social media? Is there a way to have a life without email, still get work done and improve …

Mindful Social With Courtney Smith Kramer

March 8th, 2017


How is Creativity Like Sex? You had to ask? Then you need to read Courtney's new book by the same name. In the meantime though, listen to this podcast.


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Life as a Social Entrepreneur. mindfulsocial with Lynn Abate-Johnson

March 1st, 2017


I've always held the belief that who we work with and the causes we support should reflect our business values and goals. We make an effort to …

On personal brand and Influence MindfulSocial with Bryan Kramer

February 22nd, 2017


Bryan Kramer gives us insight into building and maintaining our own personal brand, and how the human approach makes a clear difference in how effective it is. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2jsAS4d


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What Does a Mindful Business Look Like MindfulSocial with Allie Stark

February 15th, 2017


This week’s guest is Allie Stark. Allie is a mindfulness-based wellness coach and health consultant. Through her work, she inspires her clientele to …

#MindfulSocial with Jenny Blake

February 9th, 2017


In her book, PIVOT Jenny discusses how to:

Double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences
Find new opportunities and identify skills to develop without falling prey to analysis-paralysis and …

On entrepreneurship growth and social strategy MindfulSocial with Paul Bradley Smith

February 8th, 2017


With a myriad of options to market and sell through social media, how can we take a considered and mindful approach to social media strategy that …

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit MindfulSocial With Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman

February 1st, 2017


Burnout is often held up as a badge of pride in for-profit and non-profit businesses alike. We talk about the incredible hours, service above and …

The future of corporate leadership- #MindfulSocial with @AyeletB and @TAMcdonald

January 24th, 2017


The same-old-same-old way of doing business is not going to cut it in the future. Mindsets have to change to create a more human and healthy work …

Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content

October 19th, 2016


"Stop Boring Me!: How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas..." by our guest, Kathy Klotz-Guest is here to change how you create content. Using her experience with Improv, she'll share some …

Create Content for Awareness or Lead Gen?

October 12th, 2016


There's no question that content marketing has replaced the old "yell and sell" strategies we are used to. That doesn't mean every marketer is taking …

Authenticity at work, where's the line?

September 12th, 2016


My guest this week, Maddie Grant, recently wrote a post on Linkedin titled "Why We've Got It Wrong About Bringing Our True Selves To Work" and it gave us food for thought. Even with our true, authentic selves we still …

A Mindful Approach to Content Management

September 8th, 2016


Creating and managing content for your social media platforms can be a daunting task, and time-consuming too. But taking a mindful approach and using …

The healing power of forgiveness #MindfulSocial with @TaraMuldoon

September 8th, 2016


My guest on Mindful Social this week is Tara Muldoon. Tara is the founder of The F-You Project, a movement she started when she did not find justice …

The power of telling your story -MovementBE

August 25th, 2016


Many of us go through our lives day after day without realizing our purpose, much less our own story. But it’s there, and if we don’t tell it someone else may tell it for us and then we live that story instead of our …

Exhausted by fear and hate? You have a choice.

August 24th, 2016


My guest on Mindful Social this week is Arno Michaelis, a man who saw the truth in himself and decided to change. He has dedicated his life to …

Mindful PR the way it should be with @Shonali Shonali Burke

July 18th, 2016


Before, there was traditional PR. Before and during the email era, media outreach was still mostly one-one-one. We focused on targeting the outlet, …

The Good, the Bad, and the Fun of being a community manager with Megan Keane @penguinasana

July 18th, 2016


Join as Megan Keane shares with us the good, the bad and the fun of being a community manager. When starting a new community or taking over an established community, one of the key things to think of is, “what is the …

Mindful entrepreneurship, #MindfulSocial with @JohnHaydon

July 17th, 2016


Mindful Entrepreneurship: Be mindful of your own fear and accepting the fact that you’re going to be freaked out. Take a breath and focus. It’s not …

The ABCs of Attention, Balance, and Compassion with @susankgreenland

July 15th, 2016


On social media: All of us need to hone our message. What is we’re trying to say, who are we trying to reach, and why are we doing this in the first place. Then when we need to look at where is our attention: Are we …

Successful Client Relationships: Quality over quantity with @secretsushi Adam Helweh

July 15th, 2016


When a business owner starts out, it’s almost in a sales mode initially. You’re spending time outside the office and connecting with people, and there will come a time where there it’s a balancing act to balance selling …

Mindful Business Communication with Jessica Smith

July 10th, 2016


How can we apply mindfulness in communicating and receiving business messaging? One of the things that is missing in business is mindful listening. …

Marketing your Business? Start with the story #MindfulSocial with @KylieSlavik

June 21st, 2016


For hundreds of years, people shared ideas, values, and teachings through storytelling. Advertising interrupted our entire way of communicating. For …

What does mindful social leadership look like? Janet Fouts with Mark Babbitt

April 21st, 2016


What does mindful leadership look like? We know it’s a completely different animal than when many of us were young. Things looked fine when we were …

Paid social pays off. Here's how! @JedRecord on #MindfulSocial

April 10th, 2016


Organic content is free, but is it accomplishing your goals? If you want to get your message in front of the right eyeballs, that may not happen organically. Whether you’re B2B or B2C, learn some techniques to move …

Building real community online #MindfulSocial with @ChristinKardos

April 5th, 2016


Maybe success begins with getting other people to join in with you on starting a community. One way or another, you're starting a conversation. Learn more about this episode on the blog: http://bit.ly/2k81jzs


Social Listening The why, the how, the WTH MindfulSocial with Rachel Lou Miller

April 5th, 2016


Besides getting to know what your customers want, social listening includes knowing how to control the content that is important to you and your …

Content marketing with Steve Farnsworth Mindfulsocial

April 3rd, 2016


"How do you talk to audiences, how do you provide information? The easiest way to impact the conversation is being trustworthy, providing accurate information, and making your argument and letting people decide." ~S. …

There's no right or wrong way to practice #mindfulness

March 23rd, 2016


With Daron Larson. By doing something intentionally and consistently, like pausing when drinking a cup of coffee or taking a shower, we can gain insight. There's no one right way to notice your senses.


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Generosity and the spirit of Twitter #mindfulsocial with @DeCart

March 5th, 2016


Dawn E. Carter is one of those people who exemplifies the generous spirit of a good Twittzen. Her Periscope series, #Twitterscope has close to 50 episodes and each one has valuable insights and best practices about …

christin kardos on #mindfulsocial

February 16th, 2016


Join us this week to talk about mindful community management starting from the ground up.


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rachel miller on #mindfulsocial

February 14th, 2016


Social Listening. The why, the how, the WTH?


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Daron Larson on #MindfulSocial

February 12th, 2016


There's no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness, and it this week's show I talk with Daron Larson. Daron helps people feel more at home in …

The Conscious Business #MindfulSocial with Tamara McCleary

January 13th, 2016


As we run headlong into 2016 let’s take a moment to reflect on what we want our businesses and our own personal brands to represent to the world, and what it means to be a conscious business. Learn more about this …

Keeping it Human. #MindfulSocial with Kathy Klotz-Guest

December 16th, 2015


Our guest this week has one of the best taglines ever for her consulting practice. "Helping organizations succeed by turning marketing-speak and …

Mindfulness and work life balance with Aaron Kahlow

December 12th, 2015


This week on Blab I had the pleasure of chatting with Aaron Kahlow, founder of Mindful Living about finding and keeping a little balance in our …

What is Social PR? #mindfulsocial with Shonali Burke

November 3rd, 2015


Shonali Burke is a world -class PR professional and this week on MindfulSocial we took the show to Blab to hear about her vision for social PR.


The secret to scaling content marketing

June 21st, 2015


Wanna learn how to mobilize and empower your employees to develop and support your content marketing strategy? Tune in!


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Applying Mindfulness to Your Business

June 14th, 2015


This week I'm talking with Roxanne Darling about applying mindfulness practices to business and marketing in particular.


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Ted Rubin on real digital relationships

May 20th, 2015


For today's marketer it's even harder to connect one on one with your customer. But it's not impossible, not at all. Do you know how to look someone in the eye digitally? +Ted Rubin  does and he's going to share some …

Social Selling- with Jill Rowley

April 30th, 2015


Join me for  a lively discussion with the remarkable +Jill Rowley about what it takes to enable your team with social selling strategies that really work in today's #AgeoftheCustomer   where it's no longer the …

Cracking the content code

April 16th, 2015


Think all you gotta do is throw content at the wall and you'll make meeelions? Yeah, probably not. If you want to do it right you really have to give my guest +Mark Schaefer 's new book, The Content Code a read (or …

Kare Anderson on Mutuality

March 23rd, 2015


Kare Anderson, author of "Mutuality Matters," "Mutuality Matters More" and “Moving from Me to We” talks with me about mutuality, social media and …

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