Empower Your People with Activate 180


January 2023

How to Build Confidence at Work, According to Experts


January 2023

Moving From Command & Control to Coaching & Collaboration: Zach Smith Of Activate 180 On How Leaders and Managers Can Become Better Coaches


January 2023

20 Leaders Tell You Why Organizations Cannot Ignore the DEI Shift – Part 2

(HR Spotlight)

December 2022

How to Ask For Feedback at Work (With Example Questions)


December 2022

6 Ways to Help Your Employees Get the Holiday Break They Need


December 2022

The Benefits of Organizational Coaching

(Vocal Media)



I AM CEO Podcast

On this episode of the I AM CEO podcast, Rod McDermott, McDermott + Bull and Activate 180 CEO, discusses how executives and employees can elevate their performance and productivity.

In this episode you will learn:

 How to be a growth-minded individual.

 How to scale your business through coaching.

 What it means to be a CEO.


Mental Health for Leaders

What if your employees and future leaders didn’t struggle with challenges at home or with their finances? Do you think they’d perform better at work?

According to this week’s guests, they sure would! And they have the data to back it up.

Everyone brings stress and anxiety to work. It’s a normal part of being human. But when leaders and aspiring leaders spend too much time in stressful situations they’re not as effective in their roles. Coaching can help, and organizations that offer coaching to employees help to improve the humans in their charge which creates better results for the company. It’s a win-win and we don’t do it enough.

This week on the podcast, Rod McDermott and Zach Smith of Activate 180 share why it’s so important to provide coaching for employees, no matter where they are in the organization. Especially now, with so many leaders leaving and younger employees moving up quickly to fill their roles.

This conversation is so hopeful for the potential of organizations overall and the teams and individuals the organizations support. Coaching isn’t designed to improve performance that might be lacking; it’s for helping team members show up as their best selves to help maximize their impact in the company.

The CEO Sales Strategies Podcast

EPISODE 53 - Employer Of Choice: Be the Business People Want to Work At, with Rod McDermott and Zach Smith

Are you a “company of choice”?

We aren’t only talking about benefits. We’re talking about what it means to truly be a whole entity that is highly in tune with and beneficial for its employees – and how this can be vital for your business growth. In this week’s episode, Doug C. Brown discuss building a whole-minded company with Rod McDermott and Zach Smith, the founders of Activate 180. Doug, Zach, and Rod also talk about becoming the “company of choice”, what employees are truly looking for, the many ways in which the workplace is changing, and much, much more.

In this episode you will learn:

Playbook With Dave Meltzer, Rod McDermott Guest

The Playbook With Dave Meltzer

On this episode of #ThePlaybook, Rod McDermott, CEO of McDermott + Bull and Activate 180, discusses:

[3:26] - How fostering employee engagement is similar to adding rocket fuel to your business

[5:28] - Why having coaching systems in place for all of your employees (and not just executives) leads to improved performance

[8:22] - The true cost of not encouraging your employees to pursue their goals

[19:02] - Why you should focus on talent and never hire people who simply fit a job’s current role

Playbook With Dave Meltzer, Rod McDermott Guest
The JourneyUp Podcast with Rod McDermott Guest

The JourneyUp Podcast

An Interview With Rod McDermott, CEO of McDermott + Bull and Activate 180

"I try to remind myself, people learn more from failure than they do from success. So, if you allow your people to fail, they'll learn from it."

The JourneyUp Podcast with Rod McDermott Guest
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