Zach Schaefer is a CEO, Founder, Speaker, Author, and Professor. He shares how to “Live a meaningful life”, how “Forgiveness massages a pulled mental muscle” and tells us why we should “Share your scars, mistakes”. Hosted by Robert Hossary.
About Zach Schaefer
Dr. Zach Schaefer (Dr. Z), Founder and CEO of Spark The Discussion, is a speaker, author, professor, and consultant. Spark works with growing companies to provide Data Driven Talent™ solutions. Spark specializes in diagnosing, designing, and deploying a variety of workplace programs focused on solving internal talent challenges from hire to retire.
In addition to working with corporate clients through Spark The Discussion, Dr. Z was also an Associate Professor of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he researched the relationship between successful workplace cultures, conflict management norms, and leadership behaviors.
Dr. Z’s knowledge and passion for communication is contagious and creates the spark that drives his entire consulting philosophy.
Dr. Z’s passion for communication is contagious and creates the spark that drives his entire consulting philosophy.
Conducted extensive primary research regarding mediation, conflict management, and workplace communication
Widely published in both academic and professional outlets
Commentary has been featured in a wide range of high-quality media outlets including the Harvard Business Review Blog, MSNBC, and Fast Company
Dr. Z is co-creator of a mobile app called the ClashCoach (available on iTunes).
In short, Dr. Z knows that effective communication is a building block to happy, healthy, and wealthy lives – and he vigorously shares this message with all his clients!
Service is also an integral component of Dr. Z’s life. He has been a Big Brother through the Big Brother Big Sister organization for nearly 10 years, he is on the Communications Committee of the St. Louis Organizational Development Network, and he is a member of the St. Louis Sports Commission. He is also a former board member of the Association for Missouri Mediators.
Lesson 1: Master “no” to unleash your implicit yes 04:21 Lesson 2: Think in terms of time design, not time management. 07:42 Lesson 3: Listen to music, laugh, and break bread with friends as often as possible. 13:34 Lesson 4: The meaning of life is to live a meaningful life. 16:17 Lesson 5: The most fulfilling life is built by consistently hitting the crosshairs of TDJ: Talent, Discipline, and Joy 20:09 Lesson 6: Freedom from money, time, and desire lead to limitless opportunities. 24:22 Lesson 7: Forgiveness massages a pulled mental muscle. 32:38 Lesson 8: The most important conversations are often the ones that are missing. 37:48 Lesson 9: Share your scars, mistakes, and fears when sharing knowledge with others. 41:02 Lesson 10: Isolation is amplification, giving a microphone to your thoughts. 44:08
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