Episodes
This week, entrepreneur and author Reid Hoffman joins for a conversation on his podcast and new book, both titled Masters of Scale. Hear Reid’s story and learn the counterintuitive principles that some of the world's foremost leaders use to guide themselves and their companies. Even if you’re not planning to start the "next big thing", these lessons will help you design your life, masterfully. This episode was recorded as part of LinkedIn's Speaker Series.
Published 10/04/21
This week, get in the arena with Daron K. Roberts. Daron was named LinkedIn's #1 Top Voice in Sports in 2020. He's a former NFL & college coach and the founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas. His work is about changing our limiting narratives, embracing discomfort for the sake of what you want, and creating a game plan for winning at life.
Published 09/27/21
This week, Leah Smart gets in the arena with New York Times bestselling author and relationship therapist Nedra Tawwab on her book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace. Boundaries are expectations and needs that help you feel safe and comfortable in your relationship. Nedra’s philosophy is that a lack of boundaries and assertiveness underlies most relationship issues.  You'll hear how freedom is on the other side of healthy boundaries, what might be stopping you from setting them, and the practical...
Published 09/20/21
Join Leah Smart every week for an all-new season of In the Arena. As she explores vulnerable aspects of the human experience to inspire transformation. This season she sits down with CEO of LinkedIn, Ryan Roslanksy, NYT bestselling author, Bruce Feiler, CEO of Awaken and author, Michelle Kim, former NFL Coach Daron Roberts, founder and investor Reid Hoffman- and many more. Don’t miss new In the Arena episodes! Subscribe to the In the Arena Weekly newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/2bn59zff
Published 09/13/21
This week, Ryan Roslansky, CEO of LinkedIn, talks about his journey: what it’s like to be over a year into his role as a CEO, the challenges he’s experienced in his transition and what keeps him grounded. He also talks about LinkedIn’s inspiring future and why he’s personally invested in transforming the future of opportunity through skills.
Published 09/13/21
Jackie and Leah share an update about their show and what’s next.
Published 09/13/21
Is Impostor Syndrome weighing you down? In our final post from the Hello Monday series on overcoming career challenges, Jessi Hempel talks with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin about proactively managing careers as well as understanding impostor syndrome and how to combat it.
Published 08/23/21
This week, we're featuring researcher Angela Duckworth and Hello Monday’s Jessi Hempel as they chat about grit. Grit's not just about talent. Angela outlines her philosophy on grit, explains why grit isn’t the only trait that matters and shows how each of us can move the needle forward in our own professional and personal lives. This conversation was recorded as part of Yext’s “Answer Me This” series. 
Published 08/09/21
This week, executive coach, author, and self-reinvention expert, Dorie Clark and Hello Monday’s Jessi Hempel chat about taking a chance and starting fresh in your career. They talk about how everyone can make a Plan B, the importance of having a growth mindset, and what keeps us from having the courage to do it. This interview originally aired as Hello Monday with Jessi Hempel. 
Published 07/26/21
With so much curiosity and misunderstanding around coaching, we're diving into how influential our training as coaches has been in our own transformation. We're laying out some of the core skills anyone can use to change the way they connect and support others. After hearing our unscripted coaching, you'll walk away with a better sense of how talking less and listening more works.
Published 07/12/21
The week we're jumping in with Rosanna Durruthy, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at LinkedIn. She’s a well-known leader in D&I, grounded in her personal power and candor. You'll hear how the importance she places on her relationship with herself and accepting herself has allowed her to transform those around her, and what it means for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging globally. 
Published 06/28/21
We live in a world where it has become critical to be aware of our emotions for self-development and interpersonal interactions, yet most of us were never taught these skills. In this week’s episode, we’re jumping in the arena with Marc Brackett, Ph.D., founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, on his 2019 book Permission to Feel. Through his personal stories, you’ll hear how the framework he’s introducing globally is redesigning how people, from students to corporate...
Published 06/07/21
This week we're talking about one of the oldest human languages. Inspired by the book Humor, Seriously by Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, we share ways you can be intentional about creating moments of laughter in your life. From a stronger immune system to greater personal satisfaction, who wouldn’t want to reap the benefits of humor? 
Published 05/24/21
This week we jump back in with one of our favorite guests, Yung Pueblo (Diego Perez). His second book, Clarity & Connection, poetically delves into what it means to move through a personal transformational process. In our conversation, Diego clarifies the variety of ways to heal yourself, the value of learning how patterns and conditioning affect your perception, and why we all benefit from staying present in our relationships while we grow.
Published 05/10/21
This week we're talking to Scott Shute, Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, about his new book The Full Body Yes. While it's categorized as a business book, its focus is on the deeply human experience of knowing oneself, loving oneself, mastering oneself, and compassion in action. Scott brings 4 engaging stories from the book to life, followed by us connecting the dots with him on how they each apply as powerful lessons in life and at work. Together, we can change work from the...
Published 04/26/21
Leaning on the words of others during hard times has a powerful way of helping us get to the other side of our struggles. In this week’s episode, join us as we share the most memorable quotes we’ve collected throughout our lives. No matter what you’re facing right now, meaningful words can help you meet this moment.  
Published 04/12/21
This week we’re re-releasing two episodes from last June recorded at the height of racial violence. We kick off with personal stories from our Asian colleagues at LinkedIn who were brave enough to share them. With the violence and hate targeting Asian Americans, we’re all reminded that we each still have a role to play in shifting our beliefs, narratives, and systems.  
Published 03/29/21
This week we’re re-releasing two episodes from last June recorded at the height of racial violence. We kick off with personal stories from our Asian colleagues at LinkedIn who were brave enough to share them. With the violence and hate targeting Asian Americans, we’re all reminded that we each still have a role to play in shifting our beliefs, narratives, and systems.  
Published 03/29/21
Impostor Syndrome is something many of us have felt yet do not often talk about. This week, we're navigating the ambiguous waters of this “syndrome” by sharing real experiences from listeners. Combining experiences, stories and research we're shedding light on the deeper experiences that could lead to feelings of self-doubt and the antidotes that exist for both individuals and groups. 
Published 03/12/21
Leah Smart and Jackie Goldberg jump in the arena with Dan Shapero, COO at LinkedIn, for an open conversation around his professional journey.  By weaving in stories from his life, Dan shares what he believes makes a strong leader, the 3 questions he asks to determine if someone is leading in a transformational way, and the most important lessons he’s learned over time.  
Published 02/26/21
Leah and Jackie sit down together to talk about the book that kicked off their year, Atomic Habits by James Clear. With over 1 million copies sold, this powerful book shares simple tactics around how to create better habits and get rid of bad ones. Together they share the most important points to know and how to apply them immediately to transform your life.  
Published 02/12/21
What is the formula for happiness? Leah and Jackie sit down with author and social psychologist Jon Haidt to talk about his first book, The Happiness Hypothesis. In this conversation, Jon shares how we get in our own way of achieving the happiness we desire, where happiness truly comes from, and strategies for creating it. 
Published 01/29/21
Leah and Jackie sit down with life strategist, bestselling author and positive psychology expert, Valorie Burton, to talk about her recent book Let Go of the Guilt. In her work, Valorie stumbled upon the emotion of guilt after noticing how it kept so many from living joyfully. In this conversation, Valorie shares the truth about guilt, how to release it and proven strategies to cultivate the joy we all want.
Published 01/15/21
Join us In the Arena as we share a framework to create anything you want in your life. We’ll discuss moving from unconscious reactions to cultivating a clear mindset and discovering what's most important to you. Anything is possible!
Published 01/01/21