Hope for the Introvert Podcast

The Hope for the Introvert podcast is a series of conversations with and about introverted leaders, their strengths, and how they apply them in the workplace and other parts of life. Ben Woelk chats with guests about the challenges many of us face as introverts and how we overcome them. These honest and open discussions provide practical strategies for empowering you to be effective leaders and influencers–strategies that leverage your introvert strengths. What strengths do you attribute to your introverted nature?

Ben Woelk is an introverted leader whose passion is mentoring and coaching introverted leaders. He’s had the opportunity to speak across the world about how others can become successful leaders by identifying and actualizing their introvert strengths. Those opportunities led to the creation of Introverted Leadership, a mentoring program that provides coaching services to empower prospective leaders based on the unique abilities your introverted nature provides.

Please consider supporting Hope for the Introvert and the Introverted Leadership program. The Patreon support tiers provide you with the chance to help underwrite the cost to create the podcast, plan and put on Introverted Leadership events, and influence our future direction—you even have the opportunity to join Ben as a guest on the podcast! Don’t worry, there are also many ways to support the podcast while successfully avoiding human interaction.

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Episode 014: Ben Woelk–Lessons Learned on an Introvert’s Journey to Leadership

Episode 014 Show Notes: Ben Woelk Introduction Ben Woelk discusses lessons learned on his introvert's journey to leadership. This post is based on an article previously published on October 17, 2016 in the EDUCAUSE Review: The Professional Commons Blog and on benwoelk.com. Key concepts
  • Self understanding is the key for being a good leader
  • Identify and harness ...

Episode 013: Helen Harbord–Acting, Presenting, and Improv

Episode 013 Show Notes: Helen Harbord Introduction Helen Harbord and Ben Woelk discuss the differences between doing presentations, acting, and the value of improv training.   Key concepts
  • Acting is not the same as presenting
  • The value of improv training
  • The value of professional organizations
  • Being yourself
  • Talking to two or three is easier than talking ...

Episode 012: Helen Harbord–Culture, Temperament, and Meeting Behavior

Episode 012 Show Notes: Helen Harbord Introduction Helen Harbord and Ben Woelk discuss the impact of culture on temperament,  and how Americans, Brits, extroverts, and introverts behave in meetings.   Key concepts
  • Culture and Temperament
  • Introverts and Extroverts in Meetings
Quotable I think when people talk about introverts it tends to often have a bit ...

Episode 011: Janine Rowe–Introvert Role Models

Episode 011 Show Notes: Janine Rowe Introduction Janine Rowe and Ben Woelk discuss the importance of introvert role models, Matilda, Eighth Grade, and a couple of painful public experiences we had as introverts.   Key concepts
  • Influencing and leading
  • Classroom superlatives
  • Role models
Quotable I remember so clearly--the day that I found out my Myers ...

Episode 010: Janine Rowe–Neurodiversity and Finding Your Niche

Episode 010 Show Notes: Janine Rowe Introduction Janine Rowe and Ben Woelk discuss neurodiversity and career counseling, MBTI, career choice and finding your niche, and presentations.  Key concepts
  • Neurodiversity
  • MBTI
  • Preparing for presentations
Quotable Neurodiverse students and diverse individuals--that really refers to individuals who have some variance in how they learn and think about ...