Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations - Rich Grant
Branch Out - A Podcast from Connection Builders
Getting Comfortable in Uncomfortable Situations with Rich Grant.In an ever-changing world, where we are all increasingly confronted with difficult conversations, it would be easy to retreat and go back to our comfort zones. But growth does not happen here; it happens when you are uncomfortable, and you are pushed to find a way through. Being in uncomfortable situations has contributed enormously to today’s guest, Rich Grant’s, professional and personal growth. As the Director of Business Development for GO, Growth Operators, Rich’s path to the role was not a conventional one because he did not come from a finance or consulting background. Rather than dwelling on this, Rich realized that his skills, albeit different from his colleagues, are equally as valuable. We begin this episode by hearing more about some of these uncomfortable situations Rich has found himself in and the lessons he has taken away. From there, we move onto the topic of diversity. As a Black man in a predominantly white industry, Rich realizes that his background and experiences are unlike anyone else's. He stresses the importance of diverse stories and perspectives in work environments. There is a symbiosis between colleagues where everyone has value to bring, but this calls for greater inclusion of voices that have been marginalized. We then turn our attention to a different side of discomfort – being vulnerable. It can be hard to admit when you do not have particular knowledge, but this humility and openness to learning is where Rich believes we grow. This was an incredible conversation, so be sure to tune in!Key Points From This Episode:How Rich has used uncomfortable situations to propel his professional growth.A story of a time where Rich found himself out of his depth and found a way to make it work.The power of asking questions and taking a personal interest in people.Rich’s experience of being a Black man in a generally homogenous industry, and tips for other minorities in similar situations.Why it’s so important to have diverse thinking in a workspace.The mutual sharing and learning benefits that come with a diverse work environment.Some views, like racism, are deal-breakers, but a difference of opinion is not one of those things.If you cannot face difficult conversations, it’s not possible to progress and move forward.What Rich means by ‘thinking independently together,’ and why he thinks it’s a valuable approachPut yourself in uncomfortable situations so that you can grow personally and professionally Rich Grant LinkedInAlex Drost LinkedInConnection Builders LinkedInHave thoughts or comments? We want to hear from you. email@example.com
ITP#005 - Cannabis vaping at funerals with Rich Grant
Inappropriate Traveler Travel Podcast
Veteran travel writer and blogger Rich Grant talks about drinking scotch from Coke cups, why the ruins at Pompeii need a bar, supplying strippers with convention swag, and why Disney's Star Wars land is better than the Pyramids of Egypt. Host: Spud Hilton (@spudhilton) Location: Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, Calif., USA Theme music: "Camelboots," by 84 Rooms (1982)
Episode 20: Rich Grant Founder & Managing Director - Touchdown Ventures
Agile Giants: Lessons from Corporate Innovators
After helping start Comcast Ventures, Rich left with 2 other partners to start Touchdown Ventures. On this week’s episode, we have a great conversation about his perspective on CVC as well as unpacking the model that Touchdown Ventures is pioneering. I’ve asked you for feedback on email, Twitter, LinkedIn & Instagram about the kind of content you’re looking for. I remain interested in that feedback, but one thing I’m consistently hearing is that you want more information about Corporate Venture Capital as a growth strategy. Rich is a great person to kick off these conversations. Show Links: Touchdown Ventures Focus Areas Want to Break Into VC? Try CVC! by David Horowitz Can Corporate Venture Capitalists Help Startups Go Public? by Selina Troesch
Rich Grants undervisning torsdag morgen over temaet "Han lærer os at leve" med udgangspunkt i Romerbrevet kap. 8. SommerOase er Dansk Oases sommerstævne, en kristen bevægelse som arbejder for fornyelse, udrustning og mission i Danmark.
Rich Grants undervisning onsdag morgen over temaet "Han sætter fri" med udgangspunkt i Romerbrevet kap. 6-7. SommerOase er Dansk Oases sommerstævne, en kristen bevægelse som arbejder for fornyelse, udrustning og mission i Danmark.
Rich Grants undervisning tirsdag morgen over temaet "Han kæmper for os" med udgangspunkt i Romerbrevet kap. 4-5. SommerOase er Dansk Oases sommerstævne, en kristen bevægelse som arbejder for fornyelse, udrustning og mission i Danmark.