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498: How to Defeat Loneliness Through Connection (with Ryan Jenkins & Steven Van Cohen)

Case Interview Preparation & Management Consulting | Strategy | Critical Thinking

Welcome to an episode with workplace loneliness experts and thought leaders, Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen. Get Ryan's book here: https://amzn.to/3SOSwiY In this episode, Ryan and Steven discuss a vital, sensitive, and very interesting topic: loneliness. Oftentimes, loneliness and emotional pain is taken lightly compared to physical pain. But physiologically, the effect is nearly the same. The conversation revolved around answering why do we feel lonely and how we can battle and address this issue. Ryan and Steven talked about the significance of awareness, connection, a sense of safety and belonging, and mental health, which largely contributes to resolving loneliness and is the key to developing a healthy personal and professional environment. Ryan Jenkins CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps. Ryan’s top-ranked insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also co-founder of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Ryan lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, three children, and yellow Labrador. Steven Van Cohen is a global leadership consultant, author, and executive coach. Steven has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders from organizations like Salesforce, The Home Depot, Komatsu, and Bridgestone, helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging. Dubbed "The Leadership Whisperer," Steven has inspired thousands through his workshops, keynotes, and virtual events. He is co-founder of LessLonely.com (the world's first resource for addressing loneliness at work) and CEO of SyncLX (a consultancy that works with many Fortune 500 companies.) Steven holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a BA from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Steven lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA with his wife and two daughters. Get Ryan & Steven’s book here: Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. Ryan Jenkins & Steven Van Cohen: https://amzn.to/3SOSwiY Enjoying this episode? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

50mins

15 Aug 2022

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How Leaders can Connect with People and Reduce Isolation with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

We may be more connected than ever before; yet studies show we are also lonelier. Further, research indicates that for the first time, the emerging generation (Gen Z) is feeling more isolated and lonelier than the elderly population, and this was pre-Covid. Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen share with Kevin that we underestimate how much we need connection. When people show up lonely for work, they are 7x more likely to be disengaged, 5x more likely to miss work, and twice as likely to think about quitting their job. We need to be intentional about our connections and less transactional. This episode was recorded during our Mental Fitness Day, a Virtual LeaderCon event in April 2022. Key Points In this episode, Ryan and Steven discuss loneliness in the workplace.  They share the difference between loneliness and solitude.  They talk about belonging as an antidote to loneliness. Meet Ryan and Steven Name: Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen   Their Story: Ryan Jenkins, CSP and Steven Van Cohen, MSOD are founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s #1 resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. They are also the authors of Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In. Collectively they have over 20 years of experience helping organizations like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, State Farm, John Deere, Delta Air Lines and Salesforce improve their teams. Their work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine. When they are not writing and speaking, you can find them sampling craft beers, attempting to play golf together, and spending quality time with their respective families. Worth Mentioning: Dubbed "The Leadership Whisperer" Steven has inspired thousands through his workshops, keynotes, and virtual events. He is CEO of SyncLX (a consultancy that works with many Fortune 500 companies.) Ryan Jenkins CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™), is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere. This episode is brought to you by... Remarkable Masterclasses. Each masterclass is designed to help you become the remarkable leader and human you were born to be. Details on how to get on board for a specific skill or get discounts each month can be found on our website. Book Recommendations Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In by Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen Related Episodes Connecting in a Virtual World with Nick Morgan The Connector Manager with Jaime Roca Talk Shifts - Ways to Transform Leadership with Krister Ungerböck

42mins

3 Aug 2022

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Ryan Jenkins: Connectable

Love in Action

The authors of Connectable, Ryan Jenkins, CSP, and Steven Van Cohen, MSOD, are founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s #1 resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. Collectively they have over 20 years of experience helping organizations like FedEx, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, State Farm, John Deere, and Delta Air Lines improve their teams. Their work has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, SUCCESS, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine. When they are not writing and speaking, you can find them sampling craft beers, attempting to play golf together, and spending quality time with their respective families. Stay connected with them on social media @RyanAndSteven.Highlights:“One of our primary goals is to destigmatize loneliness, and to make it much more accessible because it’s a universal human condition and we all experience it. So it shouldn’t be shameful, it's simply a signal.” [8:10] Ryan explains the stigma of loneliness and how he and his co-author, Steven Van Cohen, want to help.“Let’s bring the book front and center; Connectable, what’s the big idea behind it? It's not just a book about loneliness…is it?” [11:52] Marcel introduces Ryan’s book, ready to dive deep about the meaning of loneliness in the workplace. “Work is the most fertile ground to lessen loneliness because there is routine, and there’s meaningful relationships that can occur, there’s purpose, there’s learning. There’s all these loneliness lifelines that we can all grasp onto.” [12:22] Ryan shares the thinking behind his book why connection is important and how work can make the difference.“This is so real for people that are listening, they understand ‘oh this is happening right now’....let’s start with the why…why are so many workers suffering right now from loneliness?’ [15:00] As Marcel relates the rising loneliness rates to his audience, Ryan explains the big ticket reasons as busyness and social media!“Loneliness was an epidemic pre COVID, and then COVID comes along…BAM...now we’re in crisis, there is an increase in loneliness and isolation. People go remote for the first time, they don’t know how to manage…that work life blend.” [18:30] Acknowledging the escalation of loneliness caused by the pandemic and the increase of remote work, Marcel challenges how to engage isolated workers. “If we experience loneliness our reaction should be to reach out and connect with others but what happens is we turn inward and it just creates this downward spiral where we isolate further.” [26:46] In Connectable, Ryan and his co-author share 10 ways to identify signals of loneliness, here he shares a few ways to see this in your co-workers or friends. “Even as an introvert, you still need to connect as well. It is in your human design to do that.” [32:50] Marcel recognizes that there are some personality types that may be assumed to prefer less connection, but still genuinely benefit from interaction.“Leaders at any level of the organization, one of the best ways is to communicate clearly. Make sure everyone knows what's going on: What we’re doing in the organization, why we’re doing things in the organization. For every leader, they should make sure that people know how they’re fitting into that bigger picture.” [43:30] What can leader’s do to create belonging in the work environment? Ryan shares some closing advice for leaders to foster connection in their organizations. Resources:Less Lonely Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In

52mins

16 Jun 2022

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237: Ryan Jenkins & Steven Van Cohen, How to Defeat Loneliness Through Connection

The Strategy Skills Podcast: Management Consulting | Strategy, Operations & Implementation | Critical Thinking

Welcome to Strategy Skills episode 237, an episode with workplace loneliness experts and thought leaders, Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen. Get Ryan's book here: https://amzn.to/3xtoIi3 In this episode, Ryan and Steven discuss a vital, sensitive, and very interesting topic: loneliness. Oftentimes, loneliness and emotional pain is taken lightly compared to physical pain. But physiologically, the effect is nearly the same. The conversation revolved around answering why do we feel lonely and how we can battle and address this issue. Ryan and Steven talked about the significance of awareness, connection, a sense of safety and belonging, and mental health, which largely contributes to resolving loneliness and is the key to developing a healthy personal and professional environment. Ryan Jenkins CSP® (Certified Speaking Professional™) is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps. Ryan’s top-ranked insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also co-founder of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Ryan lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife, three children, and yellow Labrador. Steven Van Cohen is a global leadership consultant, author, and executive coach. Steven has spent 12 years working with hundreds of leaders from organizations like Salesforce, The Home Depot, Komatsu, and Bridgestone, helping them improve worker well-being, reduce employee isolation, and boost team belonging. Dubbed "The Leadership Whisperer," Steven has inspired thousands through his workshops, keynotes, and virtual events. He is co-founder of LessLonely.com (the world's first resource for addressing loneliness at work) and CEO of SyncLX (a consultancy that works with many Fortune 500 companies.) Steven holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a BA from The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Steven lives in San Juan Capistrano, CA with his wife and two daughters. Get Ryan & Steven’s book here: Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. Ryan Jenkins & Steven Van Cohen: https://amzn.to/3xtoIi3 Enjoying this episode? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo

51mins

27 Apr 2022

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Ep 325 - Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen

My Wakeup Call with Dr. Mark Goulston

In this episode I speak with Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen, authors of "Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In," whose wakeup call was discovering through their research how pervasive loneliness is in the workplace especially among Gen Z. https://lesslonely.com/

53mins

17 Apr 2022

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How Loneliness Affects Your Mental Health with Ryan Jenkins, Author of "Connectable" and Founder of LessLonely

Anxiety at Work with Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton

Our guest today is Ryan Jenkins, WSJ Bestselling Author | Keynote Speaker | #1 Thought Leader on Workplace Loneliness | Generations, Gen Z & Future of Work Expert. Ryan Jenkins is a co-founder of LessLonely.com, a resource for addressing workplace loneliness and creating more belonging at work. He is author of Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In. When not writing and speaking, you can find Ryan sampling craft beers, attempting to play golf and spending quality time with his beautiful family. ###We are grateful for our amazing sponsor, LifeGuides, a peer-to-peer community that helps you navigate through your day-to-day stressors by providing a place of empathy, listening, wisdom, and support with a Guide who has walked in your shoes, experiencing the same challenge or life experience as you.  We have a special offer for you from LifeGuides. It's this easy -  Schedule a demo and drop Healthy2021 in the “Any Questions?” box and receive 2 FREE months service. How GREAT is that?If you love this podcast, please share and give It a 5 star rating! If you feel inspired, we invite you to come on over to We Thrive Together and join our community. We have created this space for you to feel safe to talk about anxiety and mental health at work and at home.###Your hosts are Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton. They have spent more than two decades helping clients around the world engage their employees on strategy, vision and values. They provide real solutions for leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation and build high performance cultures and teams. Their work is supported by research with more than a million working adults across the globe.They are authors of multiple award-winning Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestsellers All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude, and Anxiety at Work. Their books have been translated into 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies. They have been called “fascinating” by Fortune and “creative and refreshing” by The New York Times. Learn more about their speaking, courses, and executive coaching practice at The Culture Works.

32mins

1 Apr 2022

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751: How to Decrease Loneliness and Increase Belonging with Ryan Jenkins

How to Be Awesome at Your Job

Ryan Jenkins tackles the overlooked problem of loneliness in the workplace and shares expert tips for fostering connection and belonging for both yourself and your team. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why you can still feel lonely around other people 2) Just how loneliness is harming our health and productivity 3) The simplest thing you can do now to feel less lonely Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep751 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT RYAN — Ryan Jenkins CSP® is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere. For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps. Ryan’s top-ranked insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also co-founder of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Ryan lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife, three children, and yellow Labrador. • Book: Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In • Tool: Team Connection Assessment • Tiktok: @ryanandsteven • Podcast: The Case for Connection — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: Evernote • Tool: Asana • Tool: Boomerang • Study: Harvard Study of Adult Development • Study: Project Aristotle • Video: Space Oddity with Chris Hadfield • Figure: Christina Koch • Book: Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas Friedman • Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor • Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Lexus. Check out the lovely innovations in the all-new 2022 Lexus NX at https://lexus.com/nx See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

17 Mar 2022

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Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen on Loneliness and Forging Meaningful Connections

Beyond the To-Do List

Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen are co-founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Their new book is Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In.In this conversation they show what’s causing today’s loneliness, the role inclusion plays in solving it, and how you can decrease loneliness and increase belonging, engagement, and performance with employees at every level.This episode is brought to you by: CircleDNA - Use code 'ERIK' to get 33% off your order Lexus Loansteady Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

28 Feb 2022

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Megan Wants a Millionaire - NOT a Murderer | Jasmine Fiore & Ryan Jenkins

True Crime Society

In this episode we start off with a brief Brian Laundrie/ Gabby Petito update before talking about the recent murders of 19-year-old Miya Marcano and baby Neveah Allen. Miya was murdered by a maintenance worker at her apartment complex and Neveah was murdered by her mother and stepfather who tried to fake an abduction. Then, we talk about the murder that changed reality tv casting forever. Ryan Jenkins, who starred in the early 2000s shows 'Megan Wants a Millionaire' and 'I Love Money,' murdered his wife Jasmine Fiore - who he had only met a few months prior. Jasmine had to be identified by her breast implant serial number due to her teeth and finger tips being removed. This is a crazy story that ends with a shocking twist.  And, we read some interesting FindAGrave comments - because who even leaves comments on FindAGrave? Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/TrueCrimeSociety)

1hr 8mins

7 Oct 2021

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Ep 64: Ryan Jenkins, professional dancer, choreographer and director and owner of iD-Company.

In the 'House Seats'

Ryan has worked in every area of the entertainment industry, most recently as creative director working with the government to represent the UK for British National Day at the Milan Expo 2015. He has worked with the biggest creatives in the world including; Matthew Bourne, Arlene Philips, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher, Peter Darling, Richard Marcel. He has also shared the stage with stars such as; Kerry Ellis, Idina Menzal, Adam Cooper, Miriam Margolyes, and Adam Garcia.Ryan has worked for Simon Cowell – SYCO entertainment as a talent scout for Britain’s got talent and a new BBC show, The Greatest Dancer.The only teacher in the world to have taught the dancers from the hit US T.V show Dance Moms for Abby Lee Miller and UK for Jennifer Ellison.Most notably known for appearing as a finalist in the top 20 of series 2, So You Think You Can Dance and Got to Dance, before this he had a flourishing career in London’s West End but not before gaining his first job at 19 in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. Ryan was appointed as Dance Captain for Grease The Musical UK and European Tour, choreographed by Arlene Philips. Original London cast of Wicked, for ENO (English National Opera) - Kismet, London Coliseum, Cabaret, Lyric theatre, by Javier de Fructos. Featured dancer – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera the movie, directed by Joel Schumacher and choreographed by Peter Darling.He has also worked as a choreographer with the Lebanese and Vietnamese Governments to introduce Musical Theatre to their countries and working alongside an 80 piece Orchestra and their biggest pop star, Duc Tuan.Founder of ID-Company – A dance examination board offering a syllabus in Contemporary and Street Dance styles with a revolutionary new teacher training programme that manages over 300 schools throughout Europe and supported by many of the UK’s leading dance colleges – www.iD-Company.co.ukHe is fast becoming one of the country’s most sought after choreographers creating in theatre, T.V, film, live events, cruise’s, pop videos to teaching at some the top dance colleges in the United Kingdom and many dance schools nationwide. Ryan has gained extensive knowledge about the needs and wants for the ever-changing world of show biz.He is artistic director for Prince Charming events working with and covered by Fashion T.V and OK! magazine. Creative director for Celebrity Gleex, a cast of ex reality T.V stars from, X-factor, Grease is the Word, SYTYCD as support act for Peter Andre and Lulu performing to crowds of 10,000 people. Choreographer credits include: Mt4uth, channels 5 Don’t Stop Believing, Shine TV, G*Mania,  London Fashion Week shows,  Bloodbath musical Edinburgh, Ripper musical directed by Vernon Mound, Anthology for Irish composer Conor Mitchell. Annie Get Your Gun, market place theatre, Ireland, Godspell Grand Opera House, Belfast and Rose Theatre, Kingston, London. Fashion Victim musical at London Cinema museum. Two cruise productions for 2entertain and Scandinavia. Assistant choreographer for Michael Flatley and Molly Molloy stadium tour Celtic tiger.Ryan is an international judge/adjudicator for Encore events, Dance show live, Disney camp and many established UK dance festivals.He is a patron to Starlight Dance Academy and creative consultant to many dance companies.Ryan actively works, giving his time to create or teach for many charity’s including, Music theatre for Youth, Ireland, Autism got Talent with Pineapple Performing Arts, Prince’s trust, London Taxi drivers fund for children and many smaller local fundraisers.For more information please visit www.ryanjenkins.co.uk

38mins

1 Aug 2021

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