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Vitamin Lead

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Your healthy dose of leadership. Join this community of leaders sharing principles and stories to help each other grow. Email us at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com

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Episode 185: Mental Health in the Workplace w/Stephane Grenier

September 29th, 2021

1:01:22

This revisited episode is so pertinent to the world we are in right now. Take a listen to Stephane's advice on caring for your team's emotional health.

Episode 184: The Diminishing Resource of Leadership Attention Part 2

September 22nd, 2021

10:20

In Today's episode we share part 2 of this series and the resources that leaders should be focusing their attention on.

Episode 183: The Diminishing Resource of Leadership Attention Part 1

September 15th, 2021

11:04

Today we tackle the first of a 2 part series on leadership attention and how we can ensure we are not being distracted by the wrong things.

Episode 182: How to CARE for Weary Workers

September 8th, 2021

12:57

Today, we share some practical tips for caring for weary team members.

Episode 181: A Vision for Division

September 1st, 2021

13:29

TJ tackles the monstrous question of our day, "Is it possible to lead people forward who believe so differently?" We would love to hear your …

Episode 180: Super Mario Supervisors

August 25th, 2021

9:58

How can we as leaders help people feel progress and level up in their work?

Episode 179: Goldfish Gigs

August 18th, 2021

8:54

What happens when you free a goldfish from a bowl and put them in a lake? They become massive. This week we share some thoughts about goldfish and …

Episode 178: 4 Rare Habits - #1 Remain Relational

August 11th, 2021

10:24

This is the final of our 4 Rare Habits of Leading People series and focuses on Remaining Relational

Episode 177: 4 Rare Habits - #2 Act Like Yourself

August 4th, 2021

9:47

This episode focuses on the work we need to do to have a healthy sense of self identity and share our contribution with the world.

Episode 176: 4 Rare Habits - #3 Return to Joy

July 28th, 2021

8:38

This episode covers return to joy, the number 3 rare habit for a leader. TJ compares it to the Fast and Furious movies.

Episode 175: 4 Rare Habits - #4 Endure Hardship Well

July 21st, 2021

10:17

We look today at the first of four rare habits of leaders - enduring hardship well. This is based on Marcel Schwantes Inc article found here: https://bit.ly/3wEUgPn

Episode 174: 4 Rare Habits for Leading People

July 14th, 2021

5:39

This is an introduction into the 4 Rare Habits of Leading People. It's based on an Inc article which can be found here: https://bit.ly/3wEUgPn

Episode 172: What's My Age Again? Part Two

July 1st, 2021

10:08

What do you do when you have confidence deficiency as you get older? Here are some helpful tips from TJ to help in this next phase of your life and …

Episode 171: What's My Age Again? Part One

June 30th, 2021

7:19

As you go on in your career you've got to be willing to look up, speak up, and ask for help. People will reach out in your 20s,but in your 30s and 40s it's up to you to reach out to others.

Episode 170: The Normalcy Dip

June 23rd, 2021

8:03

On today's episode TJ shares his thoughts on the normalcy dip and what will happen once summer vacation is over and we get back into a new rhythm. There's some practical tips on how to support your team during this …

Episode 169: The Afternoons of Life

June 16th, 2021

8:46

"The second journey begins when we know we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the morning program." - Brennan Manning

Episode 168: Post Pandemic - People over Process

June 9th, 2021

9:35

Join us on this episode as we talk about the new world of work and how we can value our people over our processes.

Vitamin Lead is back!

June 4th, 2021

1:01

We are excited to announce that new episodes will be released on a weekly basis as we seek healthy leadership in this new world. Join us!

Till We Meet Again

July 10th, 2020

6:09

TJ shares the news that Vitamin Lead is going on hiatus. Listen in and join us in celebrating this new chapter.

Episode 136: Fierce and Charming w/Marion Renoux

June 26th, 2020

21:26

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Amazon executive, Marion Renoux, joins us in this podcast to share how she is working to coach women toward executive positions in companies.  Listen in for tips on how …

Episode 134: Inverted Leadership w/Joel Hawbaker

June 19th, 2020

23:16

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Joel Hawbaker shares about the work he does as a history teacher, coach, and leadership speaker.  He …

Episode 133: Thought Leadership w/Rachel Allen

May 29th, 2020

20:01

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Rachel Allen helps people build the words that bring great ideas into reality, so they can have a tangible impact on the world.  We talk today about thought leadership …

Episode 132: Hot Mess w/Laurie Palau

May 22nd, 2020

27:49

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Clutter expert, Laurie Palau, shares her tips on dealing with the physical, emotional, and calendar clutter in our lives.  Pick up Laurie's book:  Hot Mess - a Practical …

How I'm processing COVID

May 15th, 2020

13:32

Some brief thoughts on how TJ is processing COVID and trying to grow and be healthy in this time.

Episode 131: Powerful Voice with Cynthia Zhai

May 15th, 2020

22:28

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  How can we choose to have a powerful voice when we would rather remain invisible?  Executives around …

Episode 130: Thriving Healthcare Leadership Lessons w/Sabrina Runbeck

May 8th, 2020

30:26

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We have heart PA and keynote speaker, Sabrina Runbeck on the podcast to share her lessons from healthcare and finding the things that you are passionate about, along with …

Episode 129: Passionate Engagement at Work w/Jaqueline Throop-Robinson

May 1st, 2020

36:06

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Join our conversation with best selling author and speaker, Jacqueline Throop-Robinson as we talk about passionate engagement at work.   She shares that two areas that …

Episode 128: Leading Globally w/Matt Barnett

April 24th, 2020

20:39

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Join our conversation with Matt Barnett of Bonjoro, a video sales funnel tool.  Hear about the …

Episode 127: Advocate for Your Audience w/Fred Ashman

April 17th, 2020

40:37

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Fred Ashman has been a writer, director, and producer for film, video, and live event production.  He has worked for decades with companies like American Airlines, Sony, …

Episode 126: Purposeful w/Artisha Bolding

April 10th, 2020

26:02

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We are joined this week by Artisha Bolding of TBold Media.  Artisha shares about the life-changing …

TJ on Stockdale Paradox and Current Reality

April 10th, 2020

10:26

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  In this special podcast, TJ shares his heart on what's going on in the world and how the idea of the Stockdale Paradox can help us in the current reality of our world.   

Episode 125: Vet Pivot w/Matt Kuchera

April 3rd, 2020

24:21

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We speak with Matt Kuchera of the Vet Pivot podcast as he shares about his experience as a drill instructor, what he learned about blockchain at MIT, and how he's helping …

Episode 124: Diversifying Your Network w/Amy C Waninger

March 27th, 2020

28:41

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Join us as we interview Amy C. Waninger, the CEO of Lead at Any Level.  She talks about the work that she does helping organizations that want to build a diverse …

Episode 123: Charisma and Presence as Leaders w/Michelle Barry Franco

March 20th, 2020

29:27

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We are excited to welcome Michelle to the podcast today.  In her work as a speaking coach she has learned much around the ideas of presence over performance, charisma, …

Episode 122: One Year Anniversary of Vitamin Lead

March 13th, 2020

10:55

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We celebrate one year of the podcast this week and we'd love to hear from you if this podcast has meant something to you.   Text us your story at 757-354-1543 or email us …

Episode 121: Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs w/Heather Dominick

March 6th, 2020

33:35

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We are joined today by Heather Dominick of the Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs movement.  We talk about the process of self-discovery, sales, and running your own business …

Episode 120: Restore Sanity to Your Schedule w/Paul Casey

March 1st, 2020

26:35

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Joining us this week is Paul Casey from Growing Forward Services.  We talk about time management …

Episode 119: Comediology w/Chris Tabish

February 21st, 2020

35:35

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  What can a Fortune 500 leader learn from doing stand up comedy?  Quite a bit!  Chris Tabish's book, …

Episode 118: It's All About People! w/Jason Treu

February 16th, 2020

51:16

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Our conversation this week is with Jason Treu of Unstoppable Workplaces.   Listen in as Jason shares basic things that we all know, but so often don't apply in the …

Episode 117: Workplace Mental Health w/Stéphane Grenier

February 9th, 2020

1:03:45

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  We get the privilege of connecting with Stéphane Grenier today on Vitamin Lead as he talks about mental health in the workplace and how the community approach can help. …

Episode 116: Edvance Life Skills w/Mike Moran & Greg Rousseau

January 31st, 2020

39:29

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Listen in on this intriguing interview with Mike Moran (CEO) and Greg Rousseau (COO) of Edvance Life Skills.  We explore online learning, what it's like to start a …

Episode 115: TJ on Inadequate Thoughts & Interview w/Jason Yost

January 24th, 2020

1:00:17

Vitamin Lead:  Bright spot in busy days.   TJ opens this episode talking about the inadequate thoughts we believe about ourselves and how he has struggled with that.  Then, we move to talking with Jason Yost about how …

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Zoom Out)

January 24th, 2020

0:51

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Yourself)

January 23rd, 2020

0:43

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Xpectation)

January 22nd, 2020

0:50

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Winsome)

January 21st, 2020

0:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Values Driven)

January 20th, 2020

0:56

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

Episode 114: Parenting & Leadership with Kim Ades

January 20th, 2020

32:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Check out our amazing interview with Kim Ades of Frame of Mind Coaching.  We talk about journaling, why great parenting looks like great leadership, and why freedom is the …

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Understanding)

January 18th, 2020

0:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Team Player)

January 17th, 2020

0:59

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Self-Aware)

January 16th, 2020

0:55

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Resourcefulness)

January 15th, 2020

0:47

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Quiet at the Right Times)

January 14th, 2020

0:49

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Patient)

January 13th, 2020

0:48

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

Episode 113: Choose Your Own Adventure Leadership w/Dr. Bob Habib

January 12th, 2020

32:54

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership. This week, we interview Dr. Bob Habib on the release of his new book:  You Thought All Leaders Were the Same Until This Happened.   Connect with Bob at bobhabib.net or on …

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Organized)

January 11th, 2020

0:44

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Non-Verbal Communication)

January 10th, 2020

0:55

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Motivating)

January 9th, 2020

0:41

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Listening)

January 8th, 2020

0:43

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Knowledgeable)

January 7th, 2020

0:39

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Judgment)

January 6th, 2020

0:44

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

Episode 112: Reputation Management with Bill Coletti

January 5th, 2020

40:04

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Listen in as we interview Bill Coletti, Founder and CEO of Kith. His work revolves around preparing …

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Independence)

January 4th, 2020

0:38

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Honesty)

January 3rd, 2020

0:36

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Good Attitude)

January 2nd, 2020

0:36

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Flexible)

January 1st, 2020

0:40

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Empathetic)

December 31st, 2019

0:40

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Delegator)

December 30th, 2019

0:33

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Conflict Resolver)

December 28th, 2019

0:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Bounce Back)

December 27th, 2019

0:39

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.

60 Sec Soft Skills A-Z (Attentive)

December 26th, 2019

0:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Develop the soft skills and you'll grow as a leader.  

BONUS: My Favorite Reads of 2019

December 20th, 2019

10:09

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  TJ shares some of his favorite reads of 2019 and asks that you share your favorite reads on Facebook, Linked In or by email at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com

Episode 111: Interview with Santa Claus

December 14th, 2019

20:19

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  The big man himself, Santa Claus, joins us for an interview about leadership at his company North …

Episode 110: Best of Season 1 - Challenges Bundle

December 8th, 2019

41:30

Vitamin Lead:  Your Healthy Dose of Leadership.  This Best of episode focuses on the challenges posed by TJ this year and some of our most talked about episodes.  This bundle includes Curiosity Killed the Excuses, The …

Episode 109: Best of Season 1 - Leadership Bundle

December 1st, 2019

53:29

Vitamin Lead:  Your Healthy Dose of Leadership.  This episode is a look back at some of our favorite podcasts from the past 9 months regarding leadership.  We have gotten positive feedback from these episodes.  They …

Episode 108: How to be Grateful

November 24th, 2019

9:36

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's Thanksgiving week in the U. S. and we are learning how to be grateful. The simple TV remote can …

Episode 107: Leading Yourself during the Holidays w/Noah Kaye & Jess Reid (Part 2)

November 17th, 2019

21:54

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  This podcast focuses on the three F's of the holidays that we all deal with:  family, food, and …

Episode 106: Leading Yourself during the Holidays w/Noah Kaye & Jess Reid (Part 1)

November 10th, 2019

36:35

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  This podcast focuses on the three F's of the holidays that we all deal with:  family, food, and …

Episode 105: How to be a Deep Listener w/Oscar Trimboli

November 3rd, 2019

54:32

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We are joined today by Oscar Trimboli who is on a quest to create 100 million deep listeners. Learn …

Episode 104: Employee Recognition (Trick or Treat)

October 27th, 2019

12:19

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Halloween is right around the corner and we cover three tricks that we often pull on great employees …

Episode 103: Scary Supervisors

October 20th, 2019

15:05

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's Halloween time and we talk about scary supervisors that we have had and try to understand how we can make sure we don't become that.

Episode 102: No Regrets Challenge with Jess Reid

October 18th, 2019

2:52

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  Jess Reid from www.theketofit.com joins us to share her challenge of the week.  Enjoy!  

Episode 101: Living a Life of No Regrets with Jess Reid, Part 2

October 15th, 2019

19:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. In part two of our interview with Jess Reid, we talk about more regrets and how we can overcome them. You can reach Jess at theketo@gmail.com or www.theketofit.com

Episode 100: Living a Life of No Regrets with Jess Reid

October 14th, 2019

18:06

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We are celebrating episode 100 of Vitamin Lead with Jess Reid talking about the top 5 regrets of the dying. Check out Jess at www.theketofit.com

Episode 099: 100th Episode launches Sunday night!

October 10th, 2019

1:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. I would love to hear from you about how Vitamin Lead has helped you in your leadership. Email us at

Episode 098: Unemployed Well

October 8th, 2019

6:53

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Have you found yourself on the unemployment line?  TJ shares some thoughts from his one year of unemployment and brings some principles that might help you during this …

Episode 097: 50 Years - Oh Crap!

October 6th, 2019

6:52

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  This episode focuses on viewing work as good and then figuring out how to do fulfilling work.  

Episode 096: Data Deep End Challenge

October 3rd, 2019

1:39

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Your challenge this week is to either encourage your team with data from the week before or to write up an executive summary with deep end to shallow end thoughts we …

Episode 095: Walk In To the Data Deep End

October 1st, 2019

4:59

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Don't take your leader into the data deep end right off the bat. Here's how to build an executive summary for your leaders.

Episode 094: Oh You Didn't Know?!

September 29th, 2019

4:52

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. What data do you really need to know? How can you make it a part of your daily life? Listen in and join the conversation.

Episode 093: Pre-Meeting Challenge

September 26th, 2019

1:07

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This week's challenge is to schedule a Pre-Meeting conversation with someone about an idea you are …

Episode 092: The Key to Pre-Meetings

September 24th, 2019

4:18

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  The Key to Pre-Meetings is simple - LISTEN!  

Taking a look at Frankenstein movies, TJ shares 3 principles for how to use Pre-Meetings.   

Episode 091: SNL Dress Rehearsal

September 22nd, 2019

5:12

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  What's the purpose of dress rehearsal meetings?  How can they help you build consensus and …

Episode 090: Predictable Calendar Challenge

September 19th, 2019

1:31

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode challenges you to create your own predictable team calendar and then let us know how it went.

Episode 089: Building a Predictable Calendar

September 17th, 2019

6:16

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  This practical podcast shows you how three areas to help build a predictable calendar for your team:  Open Roads, Oil Changes, and Landmarks.  

Episode 088: Pumpkin Spice is Sooo Predictable

September 15th, 2019

4:31

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  This episode focuses on the rhythms of the teams we lead and how we as leaders can help our team to grow and know what's coming next.  

Episode 087: Friday Challenge - One Hour

September 12th, 2019

3:52

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Our new Friday segment is to offer a challenge to you for the coming week.  Take the challenge this week and share your story on our social media or by emailing us at

Episode 086: Man in the Red Bandana

September 10th, 2019

5:43

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Our goal today is to honor Welles Crowther on this remembrance day of 9/11.

Episode 085: Hurricanes and Hope

September 8th, 2019

8:24

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Has a hurricane ever hit your team?  We review the past week of Hurricane Dorian and the kinds of decisions that leaders have to face in those times.  Listen in and let us …

Episode 084: Finally, Friday! 09/06/19

September 5th, 2019

3:19

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This week's joke of the week is a football joke. Join us and celebrate the weekend.

Episode 083: Right Skills, Wrong Team

September 3rd, 2019

11:30

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We take a deep dive into the career of Bill Belichick to show how we can go through different seasons with teams and our work.

Episode 082: Labor Day Song

August 31st, 2019

7:15

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We spend some time encouraging leaders and then the premiere of the Labor Day song.

Episode 081: Finally, Friday! 8/30/19

August 29th, 2019

4:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. A guy and an ostrich joke. Enjoy!

Episode 080: The Power of the Pause

August 27th, 2019

7:16

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode focuses on the seasons in life that make us pause to learn from them. Join us and figure out what you can do with your next pause.

Episode 079: How Do I Take Control of My Morning?

August 25th, 2019

9:25

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. The morning is exactly what you want it to be right now. But how can you change it? We share some practical steps to do that.

Episode 078: Finally, Friday! 8/23/19

August 22nd, 2019

6:06

Vitamin Lead:  Your healthy dose of leadership.  It's Finally, Friday and this week we look at quotes from people who were way off about predicting the future.  Listen in and join us to start your weekend.  

Episode 077: Vitamin Lead Values

August 20th, 2019

6:02

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Welcome to our very first video podcast which is broadcasting live on YouTube and on LinkedIn. 

Today, we share our 3 values of Vitamin Lead and how we hope to equip you …

Episode 076: How Will Leadership Look in the Future?

August 18th, 2019

11:55

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership.  Will leadership look different in the future?  Are there clues today that might point us in that direction?  Today, TJ shares the Road Trip Principle and the Us-ie …

Episode 075: Finally, Friday! 8/16/19

August 16th, 2019

3:12

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Listen to the joke of the week on a dentist and a really nervous patient.

Episode 074: Launch and Land, Part Two

August 14th, 2019

10:43

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. In part two of this episode we tackle some of the more intangible pieces of our launching organizations. These are things like ambition, retention, and the blast off of …

Episode 073: One Moment Monday

August 12th, 2019

6:20

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. What if you took one moment to encourage someone today? Maybe your week would look better than it's …

Episode 072: Finally, Friday! 8/9/19

August 9th, 2019

4:08

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. TJ talks about a vitamin company reaching out to him and doing your research matters. Then, our joke of the week talks about an engineer who went to hell.

Episode 071: Launch and Land, Part One

August 7th, 2019

11:41

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This is part one of our series on Launch and Land, the rocket fuel of organizations. We believe so much in developing leaders and launching them into the orbit of their …

Episode 070: Miller Mondays - an interview with Zack Miller, Part Two

August 5th, 2019

25:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Join us for part two of our interview with Zack Miller on his book, Anomaly: How to Finally Stand Out from the Crowd. Learn more from Zack at zackmillersays.com

Episode 069: Finally, Friday! 8/2/19

August 2nd, 2019

3:10

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Would you share our podcast with someone who hasn't listened before? This is how we grow our audience.

Episode 068: What if I Don't Want to be a Leader Anymore?

July 31st, 2019

12:07

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. A friend recently asked me this question. I took some time to think about the question, its …

Episode 067: Miller Mondays - an interview w/Zack Miller, Part One

July 29th, 2019

19:33

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Check out part one of our interview with Zack Miller. Learn about his background, why being an anomaly is not a bad thing, and what you can do about it. Learn more about …

Episode 066: Finally, Friday! 7/26/19

July 26th, 2019

1:07

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We give you a quick look into the coming week's interview with Zack Miller. You also get to hear my daughter's debut on Vitamin Lead.

Episode 065: Mistake Monday

July 22nd, 2019

11:09

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We tackle the subject of making mistakes and how to break the cycle of beating yourself up. Join us in examining our mistakes and digging for the principle. Email us at

Episode 064: Sunday Celebration - 2,500 downloads

July 21st, 2019

1:17

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Friends, in a little over 4 months we have averaged about 625 plays per month. You are a part of this …

Episode 063: Your Tonight Show

July 17th, 2019

12:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode dives into our nighttime rituals and how they have an impact on our mindsets, our sleep, …

Episode 062: Take a Bite Out of Stress!

July 14th, 2019

13:21

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode examines where we hold our stress and the things we can do to combat that. Once you have …

Episode 061: Firefly, Friday! 7/12/19

July 12th, 2019

4:55

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. TJ challenges in the first part of this episode to consider what we breathe in because it affects how we shine. Then, we offer our jokes of the week.

Episode 060: Instagrammed Information

July 10th, 2019

10:54

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode focuses on the filters that our messages go through to get to our teams. How can you ensure that your message isn't getting lost in translation? Listen to find …

Episode 059: Moose Crossing and Gator Dodging

July 9th, 2019

10:07

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode is focused around the idea of context and understanding the culture you find yourself in. …

Episode 058: Finally, Freedom!

July 3rd, 2019

7:51

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode focuses on quotes about freedom from around the world and how we can apply that freedom to our own lives. Enjoy and make sure to vote for us on the Podcast …

Episode 057: Monday Motivation - Ahead!

July 1st, 2019

7:36

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. TJ riffs on the quote from Stephen Covey that says, "The most important work you will ever do is always ahead of you. It is never behind you." Take this motivation today to …

Episode 056: Finally, Friday! 6/28/19

June 28th, 2019

4:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Introducing a new weekly segment of quotes to apply to the lessons we learned this week together. As always, we have our joke of the week. Email us at

Episode 055: Dr. Chang Confidence

June 26th, 2019

12:28

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We learn from Dr. Chang who operated on TJ and the confidence he had and the lesson he shared with …

Episode 054: Disappointed OR Disillusioned?

June 24th, 2019

10:58

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We have all been disappointed or disillusioned with life. The key is to not give up. Through his personal experience and some principles, TJ shares how to combat …

Episode 051: Dad's Day Interview w/Steve Gagne, Part 2

June 17th, 2019

25:48

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Listen in on part two of our interview on leading as a dad with Steve Gagne. Please send a voice message, email, or connect on social media with any questions or comments …

Episode 050: Dad's Day Interview w/Steve Gagne, Part 1

June 16th, 2019

25:41

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We are celebrating our 50th episode of Vitamin Lead with our first live interview with TJ's best friend, Steve Gagne, as they talk about leadership as dads.

Episode 049: Finally, Friday! 6/14/19

June 14th, 2019

6:15

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We give you a sneak peek to our first interview on the show launching this Sunday morning for Father's Day. In honor of Father's Day we have a couple of dad jokes.

Episode 048: Birthday Projections 2019

June 12th, 2019

11:01

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This follow up episode for TJ's birthday is focused on his goals for the coming year. Got suggestions …

Episode 047: Birthday Reflections 2019

June 9th, 2019

12:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode is TJ's reflections on the last year as it's his birthday this week. Join in on the reflections and share what you're learning. What is making an impact on …

Episode 046: #VBStrong

June 6th, 2019

5:47

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This Friday episode is dedicated to the lives of the 12 people we lost last Friday here in the mass shooting in Virginia Beach. Our thoughts and prayers are with these …

Episode 045: The Undertow

June 5th, 2019

10:12

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This motivational episode is designed to push you toward what you are called to do. No matter your age …

Episode 044: Southwest Air Shout Out

June 3rd, 2019

9:35

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We give a shout out to the amazing team of people on a Southwest flight recently. Then, we share some principles of how to serve frustrated customers through this …

Episode 043: Finally, Friday! 5/31/19

May 31st, 2019

4:14

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. The joke of the week comes courtesy of Bob Newhart about a boy and his dead dog. Thanks for joining us and sharing with others.

Episode 042: Memorial Day 2019

May 27th, 2019

7:54

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode is a more sober episode than normal as TJ reflects on the history of Memorial day and what we can do today to comfort those who are remembering and grieving …

Episode 041: Finally, Friday! 5/24/19

May 24th, 2019

3:41

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode has jokes about picnics for this Memorial day weekend. We hope you have a safe holiday as …

Episode 040: World's Best Boss - Michael Scott says Goodbye Toby

May 22nd, 2019

9:01

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Do you have Toby's in your life that you just want to say goodbye to? This episode tackles what Toby …

Episode 039: BONUS EPISODE - Overcoming the Temptation of Insecurity

May 21st, 2019

12:53

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This bonus episode covers some of the principles by which we can overcome the temptation of insecurity. Listen in and leave us a voice message to let us know where you're …

Episode 038: The Temptations of Leadership: #3 - Insecurity

May 20th, 2019

10:52

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This is part 3 of our series and we tackle the insecurity we all feel as we are brave and afraid at the same time. It's hard, but as Jimmy Dugan teaches us in A League of …

Episode 037: Finally, Friday! 5/17/19

May 17th, 2019

4:05

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's your weekly Finally, Friday episode and today we have a joke from Stephen Colbert's graduation …

Episode 036: World's Best Boss - Michael Scott on Caring for Clients

May 15th, 2019

10:40

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We are learning from season 2, episode 7 of the Office which is the episode titled, The Client. Michael Scott teaches us how to care for our clients. There's 3 questions …

Episode 035: The Temptations of Leadership: #2 - Busyness

May 13th, 2019

11:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Ever feel like you're on the waterslide, Vanish Point? This episode shares how to move past busyness to doing what's effective and important. Learning this lesson can help …

Episode 034: Finally, Friday! 5/10/19

May 10th, 2019

5:40

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Hear one of TJ's most embarrassing stories about pooping in a purse. We hope you enjoy. Check us out on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, or via email at

Episode 033: World's Best Boss - Michael Scott on People Pleasing

May 8th, 2019

12:23

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Calling all Office fans! This series over the next few Wednesdays is dedicated to you! Let's learn about how to confront our people pleasing tendencies this week from …

Episode 032: The Temptations of Leadership: #1 - Power

May 6th, 2019

13:04

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. What do spotlights have to do with power and how can you keep your power in check? Join us for this …

Episode 031: Finally, Friday! 5/3/19

May 3rd, 2019

5:52

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. We made it to Friday! Laugh a little at some Star Wars jokes for May the 4th be with you guys weekend. But also help us take down Dave Ramsey and Joe Rogan on Podcoin by …

Episode 030: Lead Like HGTV

May 1st, 2019

12:35

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode explores how HGTV helps to renovate the homes of people and how we can apply these principles to adding value to others. Much thanks to Podcoin our new partner …

Episode 029: I Want to Get Promoted!

April 29th, 2019

10:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. I hear this question a lot : How do I get promoted? How do I get my leaders to recognize me? Here's a …

Episode 028: Finally, Friday! 4/26/19

April 26th, 2019

5:30

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's Finally Friday! Can you believe it's the end of April? Today's joke is about the barber and the two quarters.

Episode 027: Pirates of the Compelling Team (Wind in Your Sails)

April 25th, 2019

13:07

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Join us on this episode as we talk about simply ways that you intentionally build momentum on your team. It's your GPS!

Episode 026: Pirates of the Compelling Team (Swab the Deck)

April 24th, 2019

15:34

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. How do you build second nature habits on your team? Listen in as we give some step by step ways to implement a new habit on a team you're leading.

Episode 025: Pirates of the Compelling Team (The Jolly Roger)

April 23rd, 2019

11:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. The 3rd episode in our series focuses on team identity. Identity can help you when you are facing drift or apathy with team members.

Episode 024: Pirates of the Compelling Team (The Crew)

April 22nd, 2019

11:44

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode focuses on the Crew that joins you. What is your get to know you montage going to look like on your team?

Episode 023: Pirates of the Compelling Team (The Captain)

April 22nd, 2019

12:35

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This first installment of our series on balancing vision with day to day operations. Learn your pirate …

Bonus: 500 listens celebration!

April 20th, 2019

1:32

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. In just a little over a month we have had over 500 listens to this podcast. Thank you for being a part and for sharing with others. Here's to the next 500! Email us at

Episode 022: Finally, Friday! 4/19/19

April 19th, 2019

7:24

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's our weekly Finally, Friday! episode and we are grateful it's Easter weekend. We hope you enjoy it …

Episode 021: Powerful Apologies

April 18th, 2019

11:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. So many of us have been deprived of genuine apologies from others, and so we keep that cycle going. …

Episode 020: Frozen Feelings Resources

April 16th, 2019

4:45

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode we share some of our favorite books and coaching resources to grow in this area. Subscribe and share.

Episode 019: Frozen Feelings, Part 3

April 15th, 2019

11:57

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode shares how we can check on the feelings of our team thru checking communication, authenticity, and reality.

Episode 018: Frozen Feelings, Part 2

April 15th, 2019

16:05

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode deals with you as the leader and when you should conceal and when you should feel in …

Episode 017: Finally, Friday! 4/12/19

April 12th, 2019

4:20

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Laugh with TJ a little today and remember to be grateful...especially because it's Finally, Friday!

Episode 016: Frozen Feelings? Part 1

April 11th, 2019

10:21

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode we learn from the Disney character, Elsa, the shark from The Meg, and Brené Brown. Join us to learn and grow in our emotional health as leaders. Email us at

Episode 015: Telling Your Team's Story, Part 2

April 10th, 2019

15:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. What do you do when you have a bad story to tell? Listen today to find out. Subscribe and share with a friend so we can continue to build this Vitamin Lead community.

Episode 014: Telling your Team's Story, Part 1

April 8th, 2019

12:39

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This is part one of our two part series on telling your team's story. Icebergs and surfboards.

Episode 013: Wrestlemania leadership

April 7th, 2019

12:44

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode takes a peek inside one of TJs favorite events of the year. He shares why we can learn from the leadership of WWE. Share this podcast, connect with us on …

Episode 012: Who is a leader?

April 4th, 2019

11:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. Are you a power cord, planted flag, or porch swing? We'd love to hear your thoughts on this podcast at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com or on our Facebook page (link on …

Episode 011: Curiosity killed the excuses

April 3rd, 2019

12:16

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. It's time to kill the excuses in your organization. How curious are you as a leader? If you are challenged - join the conversation on Facebook or email us at

Book recommendation: Anomaly by Zack Miller

April 1st, 2019

2:32

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. I highly recommend this book by Zack Miller. Pick it up here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JJ11NW8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode 010: Influenced by Jess

April 1st, 2019

7:42

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode is all about how my wife, Jess, has influenced me and the world around. She is the founder of www.theketofit.com so go check it out!

Episode 009: Healthy Dose of Encouragement

March 29th, 2019

11:24

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This final episode in our Healthy Doses series helps us focus on how we put courage into people. Join our community at www.facebook.com/vitaminleadtj

Episode 008: Healthy Dose of Dreaming

March 27th, 2019

13:10

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode encourages us to develop healthy thinking patterns, look up in the present, and plan for who we want to be a year from now. Join our community on Facebook at

Episode 007: Healthy Dose of Calm

March 25th, 2019

12:09

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode tackles how we can bring a healthy dose of calm in our lives so that we can take the curves well. Join our Vitamin Lead Facebook group or email us at

Episode 006: Healthy Dose of Books (and other learning)

March 21st, 2019

9:19

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This is the second episode in our Healthy Doses series and Vitamin B is Books (and other learning). Share with us what you are learning at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com

Episode 005: Healthy Dose of Action

March 21st, 2019

11:37

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This is the first in our Healthy Doses series and Vitamin A is Action. What stood out to you? What are you acting on? Send us an email at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com

Episode 004: The New Leader in the Room, Part 2

March 19th, 2019

16:25

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This 4th episode is the next part of our New Leader in the Room series. It's based around how you get …

Episode 003: Influenced by Mrs. Petroff

March 15th, 2019

9:00

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. This episode is dedicated to Mrs. Petroff and her influence on my life as my 11th grade speech teacher.

Episode 002: The New Leader in the Room

March 14th, 2019

10:08

Vitamin Lead: Your healthy dose of leadership. In our second episode we tackle, What do you do when you're the new leader in the room?

Introducing Vitamin Lead

March 14th, 2019

5:24

Your healthy dose of leadership. I'm TJ Reid and I invite you to join the community of leaders here. I'd love to hear from you and hear your story. Please email us at vitaminleadteam@gmail.com

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