Season 2, Ep. 3: Recovering Connection in a Digital World

Published Date: 10-14-2019

In This Episode

  • Daniel Harkavy

    Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Building Champions, Inc. For the past 20-plus years, he has been coaching business leaders to peak levels of performance, profitability and fulfillment. In addition to serving as a CEO Mentor and trusted confidant to high-profile leaders, Daniel is also a sought-after speaker and best-selling author.

  • Todd Mosetter

    As Vice President of Content Development, Todd’s primary job is to understand the story and science behind great leadership—and translate it into messages, content, products and presentations that help others improve how they lead themselves, their teams and their organizations well. Prior to joining Building Champions, he served in various marketing and communications roles all focused on delivering compelling messages that drove measurable outcomes.

  • Rachel Kitson

    With a doctorate in psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill, Rachel specializes in working with teens, young adults, and adults who are navigating interpersonal relationships, managing the stress associated with major life transitions, and striving for balance in their lives. She currently works as a psychologist with Southeast Psych, a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. She’s also been invited by local news stations to speak on social media and the effect it can have on relationships and mental health. To learn more about Rachel, visit

“Social media is really just a human tool that we can use to our benefit or detriment, as long as we really understand our own motivations and goals and values.”

- Rachel Kitson

“If your relationship with social networking tools is leaving you feeling dissatisfied with your life, distracted from your work, and disconnected from the people around you, then you aren’t able to bring your best to the things that matter most in your life.”

- Daniel Harkavy

Episode Show Notes

We live in a world that, at least on the surface, seems more connected than ever. Thanks to email, texting, social networking apps and the phones we carry around with us at all times, it has never been easier to communicate with people and get work done. But despite all the positives, there’s no doubting that social media and our relationship with our devices has left many people feeling distracted, exhausted and increasingly alienated from the people around them. So, how should leaders navigate this issue, enjoying the benefits of social media without falling prey to the traps that come with it?

Join us as psychologist Rachel Kitson helps us see how we can begin to recover true connection in our digital world.

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Links from this episode:

BBC interview with Mark Zuckerberg

“How the Ideology of Low Fat Conquered America” – an article from the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences

“Seeing Everyone Else’s Highlight Reels: How Facebook Usage is Linked to Depressive Symptoms” – an article from the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology

“The Mere Presence of a Cell Phone May Be Distracting” – an article from Social Psychology

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