LLR Ep 175: Fun 2 Grow: Creating a Unique Experience for You & Your People with Laura & Barry McAlister

Imagine a mail-room clerk and improv comedian walking into a corporate boardroom. What might emerge?

On this episode of Live Life Rich, Marissa chats with Laura and Barry McAlister. They are the dynamic duo behind Fun2GrowOn, a company that leverages their unique backgrounds to fuel leadership development and communication strategies.

Fostering high-performance teams is no child’s play, but who said it couldn’t be fun? Laura and Barry share their innovative approach to using interactive workshops for team development. These workshops blend personality assessments, communication modifications, and memorable experiences that encourage full participation.

Are you equipped to navigate the shifting sands of workplace expectations? This episode explores the challenges of leadership in the current job market, especially when it comes to meeting the high salary and benefits expectations of younger employees.

Marissa, Laura, and Barry discuss the values of servant leadership and creating a safe environment where employees can freely express ideas. As Laura and Barry put it, the secret sauce in handling conflicting ideas is the phrase “help me understand.”

Join us, and together, let’s understand better, lead better, and grow better.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Laura and Barry McAlister’s unique career paths and their experiences in various fields
  • The creation of their company Fun2GrowOn, which aims to foster growth and collaboration in organizations
  • Their approach to leadership development involving interactive workshops and personality assessments to transform team dynamics
  • How their approach led to significant conflict reduction in one leader’s team
  • The modern challenges of leadership, including managing the high expectations of younger employees
  • The importance of servant leadership
  • A detailed look at Laura and Barry’s workshops, which are customized for different organizations
  • Advice on navigating changing expectations in the workplace
  • Strategies for effective communication and creating a safe environment for employees
  • Laura and Barry’s passion for helping people and organizations thrive

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