Ep 102: How to Create Work/Life Balance by Saying “No” with Brandon Smith

On this episode of Bridging the Gap, I’m honored to talk with the workplace therapist himself: Brandon Smith. Brandon is an author, speaker, podcast host, and therapist who has committed himself to improving health and functionality in workplaces. 

We discuss how to say “No,” enhancing the lineage of firms to get more leaders in your teams, the 80/20 plan, and how to push your team to lift heavier weights to reach higher goals. 

Brandon also takes me down the path of understanding the importance of being strategic in your work/life actions to be able to start saying “No,” and he gives us some actual ways that we can start using this term more often. 

Brandon Smith Bio:

Brandon Smith is a leading expert in leadership communication and curer of workplace dysfunction. Known as “The Workplace Therapist” and host of The Workplace Therapist podcast, Brandon is a sought-after executive coach, TEDx speaker, author and award-winning business school instructor. He is the President of The Worksmiths, LLC, an executive coaching and leadership development firm whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. Since establishing his practice in 2005, Brandon has personally coached more than 1,000 leaders and executives across the globe. Brandon received an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in communications and team dynamics. His graduate work includes an MS in counseling from Georgia State University as well as an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

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