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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kelly Lewis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kelly Lewis, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Kelly Lewis. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Kelly Lewis, often where they are interviewed.

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#1: Why & How to Practice Both-And Thinking, with Kelly Lewis

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Humans are good at either-or thinking: chocolate or vanilla? Republican or Democrat? Cubs or White Sox?

But what if we asked you to choose between grace and mercy? Collaboration and autonomy? Individual freedom and collective responsibility? That's harder--because those pairs aren't problems to be solved. They're polarities to be navigated.

In the inaugural episode of Work Like A Human, author, consultant, and researcher Kelly Lewis introduces a framework to understand and thrive through polarities: pairs of seeming opposites that need each other for success over time. This kind of both/and thinking helps us be more human in a complex world, where either-or thinking just doesn't cut it. This is extremely apparent right now in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic--and host Rory Tyer works with Kelly in this episode to build and navigate a polarity that's particularly powerful for our present moment.

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Apr 27 2020 · 34mins
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74: Kelly Lewis, Navigating Polarities II

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"Oftentimes when we're talking about polarities, there's a false assumption that we have to let go of what we value the most. In actuality, when you're moving from operating from your preferred pole to the third way, it's not about letting go or losing, it's about loosening up your grip enough that you can make enough room to bring more in."

— Kelly Lewis

We’ve all faced problems that won’t go away. The worst part is when we do everything in our power to correct course and then just create a whole new slew of problems. Problems like these are not uncommon. But there’s a really good chance they’re not even problems; they might be polarities. In this episode I speak to Kelly Lewis, who with Brian Emerson, has published the book Navigating Polarities to help us identify and nimbly find our way through polarities.

Mar 31 2020 · 42mins

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117 ~ Kelly Lewis ~ Women's Travel Entrepreneur

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Today's conversation is with Kelly Lewis.

I was really psyched to have the chance to sit down with Kelly. I’ve known her for a long time from the travel world, I even spoke at her conference about seven years ago. But we never had an opportunity to just sit and talk at any length. She just recently moved to Portland and during a trip I made down there, we finally had a long-overdue chat.

Kelly is the founder of Women’s Travel Fest. She’s also the author of a guidebook series called Go! Girl Guides and she runs Damesly, a women’s tour company.

So as you can imagine, we have a lot of things in common.

In this episode we talk about her growing up in Hawaii with little chance to travel off-island, her move to the mainland for college and then getting hooked on travel after she graduated, her years in NYC where she was determined to take it by storm (which she did) as she built her business and her most recent move to Portland (Oregon, that is).

We also talk about how she came about building her businesses and why her move to Portland has been so great for her.

We recorded this a few weeks ago and she does mention Women’s Travel Fest. I just want to clarify that , WTF is coming up on March 6 – 8 in New York City. So if you’re in New York or can get yourself there, there are still some tickets available for that wonderful event. I’ll link to it in the show notes but you can also just search online for Women’s Travel Fest.

OK – with that, please enjoy this conversation with Kelly Lewis.


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Links/books/people mentioned

Women's Travel Fest Go! Girl Guides Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (Amazon) Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Amazon) Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard (Amazon) The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron (Amazon) Oneika Raymond Damesly

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Feb 25 2020 · 1hr 28mins
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Episode 42 - Kelly Lewis - Navigating Polarities

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Have you ever had a decision or problem that just didn't seem to go away? If you're a leader, you have probably confronted the idea of putting more structure in place OR giving people more flexibility. You may have considered the benefits of centralizing a certain function a couple of years after de-centralizing...

Kelly Lewis joins us this week to talk about a new book that she authored with Brian Emerson - Navigating Polarities - Using Both/And Thinking to Lead Transformation. In this episode we learn how we can be better off actually "navigating" these issues may be a better approach for all involved. Kelly shares a very touching story from her childhood that may have been the spark for her interest in polarity thinking and how the "third way" can be transformational.

Feb 12 2020 · 33mins

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Women's Travel Fest: Kelly Lewis' Journey into Entrepreneurship

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In this episode, Lisette Austin interviews Kelly Lewis, creator of Go Girl Guides (the first series of travel guidebooks for women) and Women's Travel Fest which inspires, empowers and connects women who love to travel. Kelly is also the creator of Damesly, tours for professional and creative women. She shares her journey from bartender to successful travelpreneur and how she created a popular annual event for women from all over the globe. She also tells us how to navigate some of the challenges that come with entrepreneurship - and why it's all worth it.

What You'll Learn

  • What the Women's Travel Fest is and how it got started
  • What it's like to navigate a large event with multiple moving parts (speakers, venue, swag bag, etc)
  • Some of the lessons she's learned along her entrepreneur journey
  • The importance of women asking for the money they need (and deserve) to make their businesses successful
  • How starting an event like  Women's Travel Fest has positively impacted her life
  • Her tips for women embarking on entrepreneurial ventures
  • Information about Damesly, which offers travel tours for professional and creative women

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Real Talk

This week's real talk story is about something that happened to one of our nav.igators in the Bahamas - so be sure to listen until the end!

If you want to have your story featured on a future episode, download the Nav.it app and leave your post in the Community section.  We'd love to hear from you! 

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May 16 2019 · 33mins
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The Thriving Creator - Episode 5 With Kelly Lewis

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Megan talks with Kelly Lewis, founder of the travel company Damesly and the Women’s Travel Fest.
Apr 07 2019 · 20mins
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Leveraging Polarities: Understanding How to Navigate Complexity in Organizational Life with Kelly Lewis and Dr. Barry Johnson

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In today's world of increasing interdependency and complexity, leaders must utilize problem solving as well as 'both and thinking' to address the most strategic challenges and opportunities. Often, these challenges and opportunities take the form of polarities, which might be described simply as 'wicked problems' or 'chronic tensions' or 'dilemmas' or 'paradoxes.' The research is clear: leaders, teams and organizations that leverage polarities well outperform those who don't. Join Host Kate Ebner and guests Dr. Barry Johnson and Kelly Lewis to discover how to leverage your most strategic polarities to become more innovative, agile, profitable and competitive immediately and over time WHILE caring for your employees, your community and our environment.
Aug 01 2016 · 57mins
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Episode 14: What every business owner needs to know about business bankruptcy; career coach Kelly Lewis talks about using scientific tools to maximize your work satisfaction

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Episode 14 ? What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Business Bankruptcy?& Career Coach Kelly Lewis?Talks About?Using Science to Find Work Satisfaction Legally speaking . . . Kimberly talks about what you need to know about business bankruptcy, and the options that may be available to you if you want a fresh start or if you[...]

The post Episode 14: What every business owner needs to know about business bankruptcy; career coach Kelly Lewis talks about using scientific tools to maximize your work satisfaction first appeared on The Small Business Buzz Podcast.

Apr 18 2015 · 53mins
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124: Solo Female Travel Fears with Kelly Lewis

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Kelly Lewis is an avid traveler with a love of writing. She’s also the founder of Go Girl Guides, a series of travel guides written by women specifically for women.
And by the way, if you’re a guy, then give it a listen because Kelly’s got travel advice for all of us. I learned a lot about solo female travel through this conversation, a subject that I think is important for everyone to understand how to approach as something more nuanced than just an issue of fear.
So, after growing up in Hawaii, Kelly spent time in New Zealand, the South Pacific, and South America — and has since been to 6 of the 7 continents, writing about her travels on her blog, TravelBugJuice.com
Kelly and I ran into each other in Mexico and i’m excited to bring to the show what is that she’s doing — which is encouraging and empowering women to experience the whole wide world.

What We Cover:

Why Kelly chose Thailand as her first independent destination.
How the idea for the guides actually came to Kelly in a dream.
Her most challenging personal experiences in South America as a solo-female traveler.
How to trust within boundaries. The world is good and people are good and will help you. But Kelly still covers the real fears and concerns so you're prepared to negotiate your travels on your own. Good advice for anyone.
What you can expect to find in Go Girl Guides.
Kelly's best travel advice!

Explore further:

Kelly's blog, TravelBugJuice.com
Go Girl Guides
@gogirlguides on Twitter
Go Girl Guides on Facebook

Music credit: Intrepid Journey, by Aaron Static

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The post 124: Solo Female Travel Fears with Kelly Lewis appeared first on The Daily Travel Podcast.

Oct 27 2014 · 34mins
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When In Roam: Kelly Lewis

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Let me tell you a story. Last April, I spoke at the NY Travel Festival, & I met the most amazing girl named Kelly Lewis. Kelly's the founder of Go! Girl Guides, a guidebook series that's tailored toward the specific needs of women on the road. After the festival, we went to the nearest Irish pub with my friend Masha Vapnitchnaia, & between the three of us, we came up with the idea to start a women's travel festival which has never been done before. I don't know, maybe it was the pints that inspired us...

But the difference is that Kelly, Masha, & another wonderful travel blogger named Mickela Mallozzi took off with the idea & made it happen, & I'm so proud of these three gals! I recently sat down with Kelly at Hostelling International in New York to chat with her about all things travel & women's empowerment.

I hope to see you at the Women's Travel Fest on March 8th, 2014 in New York, because it's going to be an inspiring event filled with kindred-spirit traveling sisters! So grab your tickets soon at www.WomensTravelFest.com or at www.GoGirlGuides.com, becuase prices go up after the New Year. Plus, it was just announced that the adorable Samantha Brown from numerous TV shows is going to be speaking as well, which I'm personally jumping up & down about! I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Nov 25 2013 · 36mins