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Jul 28, 2020

Trusting employees is crucial to the growth of a company. Whether you’re leading a Fortune 500 company or a three-person podcast production company that operates remotely, you need to foster good relations by giving employees autonomy and freedom. That’s the wisdom of Kate Astrakhan, an audio engineer and technical podcast producer. She is the founder of Podcast Network Solutions, a podcast post-production company that testifies her love of storytelling and audio broadcast. Through her company, Kate demonstrates what it means to be an empowering leader whose actions are based on faith and values systems.


In this episode, Kate and I discuss how she leads her business and the people she works with. We explore how appreciation can encourage positive behavior and how giving autonomy and freedom empowers their genius. We describe the role of trust in business relationships and emphasize the value of helping employees through tough times. We also examine the impact of letting employees work on what they love and encouraging employees to grow in their area of genius.


“Let your team be the mayors of their world. Empower them to rule their area of genius in service to clients and company.” - Kate Astrakhan


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:

  • The fear of going out of the box
  • The best thing about podcasting for Kate
  • The impact of giving employees autonomy to make decisions
  • How encouraging employee development and growth benefits a business
  • The role of trust in allowing employees to flourish and its relationship with reliability
  • How Kate uses her value systems as the foundation of everything she does
  • The power of emotionally supporting employees
  • Motivating individuals in a team and directing workers to let them do what they love
  • How appreciation can magnify the behavior you want to see from an employee
  • Why Kate decided to start a business and become her own boss
  • Kate’s advice to business leaders who want to motivate their employees
  • The pitfall of leaders who micromanage their team
  • Producing a podcast as a birthing process and personal practice
  • How trust in a business partnership can foster innovation, especially in a crisis like COVID-19


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Theme music “These Streets” provided by Adi the Monk