Ep: 065 Roger Wolkoff

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Roger Wolkoff

Roger Wolkoff is a motivational speaker who helps you tap into your strengths and potential so you can get out of your own way and get more done. He delivers deeper engagement, stronger teams, and meaningful conversations. How does he do it? He talks about stories, ideas, and keys to unlock what’s already inside you. Roger has over 25 years of expert interpersonal communication and team-building experience. Audiences rave about his two most popular keynotes;  “There is No Moment Like That One Moment” and “Done Farting Around: Pay Attention to What Matters!”
His core messages center around trust, communication, and teams. He helps leaders and high-performing teams communicate with clarity, conviction, and positive intent. He is an avid believer in Clifton’s Strength Finder and everything surrounding positivity. He speaks to audiences about emotional intelligence, communication, and building positive relationships.
Roger lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife Anne. He loves to travel, bike, and read science fiction. He is a big fan of baseball, skiing, and all things Tesla.
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Show Notes:
  • Roger’s number one habit is always being curious and asking questions.
    • You might miss out on an opportunity if you don’t ask.
  • There are 4 core areas of emotional intelligence.
    • Self awareness
    • Self management
    • Social awareness
    • Building relationships
  • There’s always a little drama so it’s important to be able to deal with other people.
  • Have a strategy and know who and what situations push your buttons.
    • Recognize what is happening and then think of how to respond.
  • Think of the acronym SUPER
    • Strengths – How do we use them everyday?
    • U – How can we get Unstuck?
    • Prioritize
    • Entrust – Who can I entrust to get stuff done?
    • Risk and Reward – How much risk are you going to take and what will the reward be?
  • Being positive is important.
  • People need to use authenticity as an adjective to describe things.
    • Authentic this, authentic that.
  • We need to CARE about others
    • C – About being open to being curious
    • A – About being authentic
    • R – Respect
    • E – Empathy
    • The CARE model opens up conversations about authenticity.
  • Trust is hard.
    • If you want to see trust in action, watch kids play.
  • When Roger seeks to establish trust, he asks a lot of questions of the individual and then listens to everything they have to say.
    • The foundation of trust is built when you listen whole heartedly to someone.
  • You’re the product of the five people you hang out with most, so find your five.
    • We have the choice of the people we hang around with, so find people who have qualities you want and learn from them.
    • Your top five people can change, and if someone isn’t helping you grow, wean away from them.
  • There’s no moment like that one moment.
    • There are key moments in our lives.
    • Don’t lose these key moments and the way they make you feel and the way they’ve triggered you.
      • They lead to new moments.
    • When you’re feeling down, find your moment.
  • If Chargers go to rogerwolkoff.com/authenticity they can receive a PDF download on the top 5 ways to bring value.

Roger Wolkoff’s Recharge Round

  1. Share with us how you believe your mindset affects your life? He looks for the good in every situation and comes from a place of gratitude and appreciation.
  2. What do you do daily to bring Energy into your life? He gets energy from being around people and swimming.
  3. Share the number one connection that has made the biggest impact on your life? His grandfather, he made all of his grandchildren feel important.
  4. What advice has Influenced you the most in your life? “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou
  5. Recommend a book and share why you love it? Contact by Carl Sagan
  6. Define in one sentence or less, what legacy you want to leave on the world?  He wants everyone to appreciate each other and say thank you more often. He wants them to do their best to elevate others.



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