May 18, 2022
What can I say… I'm in awe of my guest this week, Gretchen Carlson.
You may recognize her name from the news over the past few years. She's also had a few movies made about her journey.
Why is she a guest on my podcast?
Because after a very successful career and some exciting accomplishments, her life took an unexpected detour.
And instead of crawling under a rock, she fought back.
Because of her bravery and persistence, she has turned her trials into a purposeful career making sure the rest of us do not have to endure what she had to endure.
In my opinion, this is the definition of a hero. And a true example of what's possible.
She's been an integral part of getting some very important legislation passed, so that we don't have to turn a blind eye when we're being mistreated in the work place. We have been empowered to speak up.
And it's all because Gretchen did what we all say we'll do. She said she'd make a change, and then didn't stop until she was finished.
So, when you wake up tomorrow and see all that's going wrong in our world, then talk about all the injustices as if we have no power, please remember this story.
We have the power to evoke change. We just have to commit to it. Use your time for that instead.
Then, anything will be possible.
More about Gretchen:
Gretchen Carlson is a fierce, fearless and internationally recognized advocate for women’s rights, whose bold actions against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes helped pave the way for the global #MeToo movement. A former CBS News and Fox News journalist, author, TED talk alum, and champion for workplace equality, Carlson was named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”. She’s the co-founder of the non-profit Lift Our Voices which works to end silencing mechanisms in the workplace that keep toxic issues secret and the author of the New York Times bestseller “Be Fierce” and “Getting Real”. Carlson’s story of harassment and retaliation at Fox News has garnered international attention, including the Showtime mini-series “The Loudest Voice” and movie “Bombshell.”
Her signature achievement since igniting an international movement is the passage of the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act” in March of this year. Working with a bi-partisan coalition of legislators in Congress over the last five years, the bill passed both the House and the Senate in February 2022 making it the biggest labor law change in the last 100 years.
And check out my bestselling book:
Peace, Possibilities, and Perspective:
8 Secrets to Serenity and Satisfaction in Your Life and Career