In today’s episode, I interview Executive Coach, Carrie Williams, who shares the weird exercise she uses with corporations and executives in the boardroom – Your Baby is UGLY Game! Ever had that desire to speak up in your corporate meeting and say what you really think? How do you tell someone that their project is a failure, the millions they spent on their idea didn’t work? This “game” Carrie created helps change the dynamic between employees and executives to be able to open up the communication and move to a solution. If you are an executive, manager, project manager, this is a podcast interview that you will want to take notes on.

During this episode, we talk about:

  • How people are afraid to say “what’s so” in the workplace
  • Details on how the concept “How do I tell you your baby is ugly?” came about
  • So many people, especially the younger workforce has not been trained in dealing with conflict and combat situations
  • Before you can tell something they may not want to hear, you have to let them know you care about them and it’s coming from a good place
  • It’s important to gently approach a subject from where the other person is coming from instead of your viewpoint
  • Harsh feedback can cause team members or staff to just quit
  • The person who stays calm and doesn’t give up in a situation tends to have the most power

Carrie specializes in leadership coaching and team development for creative and entertainment companies and legal entrepreneurs across the globe.

With over a decade of experience working in the busiest commercial casting companies in Los Angeles, Carrie worked directly with high profile clients including Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann Erickson, BBDO, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Johnson & Johnson. Her unique background as both a performer and business builder give her a special insight to helping her clients balance creativity and business.

Through her workshops, speeches, and coaching, Carrie inspires thousands of creative professionals, entrepreneurs and lawyers across the country every year. Her Amazon best-selling book Eyes on the Prize: A Kick-Ass Guide to Setting & Achieving G.R.E.A.T. Goals expands her G.R.E.A.T. Goals program so anyone can tackle their goals at their own pace.

Carrie is the founder of Los Angeles based RainShadow Coaching, established in 2010, which is dedicated to helping professionals and companies forge their own living masterpiece, by focusing on the three tiers of fulfillment: professional success, personal growth, and overall well-being. She is a coach and facilitator/trainer for a wide range of corporate clients, including multiple top-ranked law firms, award-winning entertainment companies, as well as one of “The Big Four”.

Carrie is a certified PCC with the ICF (International Coach Federation) and holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University.

To learn more about Carrie and her services, visit