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Ep 16: Transforming Tragedy into Changing the World with Robin Smalley, Co-Founder, mothers2mothers

Monday, November 14th, 2016

“I believe that the best way to overcome personal obstacles is to help other people” This seems to be a particularly ideal time for a story about a single individual’s determination and capacity to transform tragedy into a movement that’s saving millions of lives world-wide! Robin Smalley is an Emmy-winning journalist who miraculously found her […]

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Ep 15: Confessions of a Mad Scientist CEO with Tom Raffa, Founder, Raffa

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Tom Raffa admits he’s is a very unusual CEO. He “winged” his way into accounting to pay for college and has built a firm (and a legacy) that focuses more on impact than on profit. 30+ years later Raffa still contributes 10% (almost $5m last year!) in financial and pro-bono services to non-profits and allows *unlimited paid* community service time to any employee.

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Ep 14: Leading from the Front Lines with Tien Wong, Chairman & CEO, Opus8

Monday, October 10th, 2016

What does it say about you if, as a child, you fantasize about an airline being named after you? Or as an adult your proudest accomplishments are the successes of leaders you’ve helped cultivate? For Tien Wong, it says that entrepreneurship and integrity are in his blood and how he defines himself as a leader.

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Ep 13: Values-Driven Leadership with Rosie Allen-Herring, President & CEO, United Way

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Rosie Allen-Herring counts as a blessing to have grown up in a large, education-focused Southern family; surrounded by a loving, encouraging community; and crossing paths with teachers and mentors that have shaped her path and her values. Today she is an inspiration to her staff, peers and community and hearing her stories and insights on family, growth and leadership it’s easy to see why!

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Ep 12: Transforming Philanthropy with Nicky Goren, CEO, Meyer Foundation

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

“Do I stay in my comfort zone and enjoy the expertise I created or walk through a new door where I don’t know anything?” is a question Nicky Goren frequently asks herself… and then walks right through the new door. She has consistently left jobs she loved and bosses who nurtured and mentored her in pursuit of new opportunities to make an even bigger difference. As the fearless leader of the Meyer Foundation Nicky is committed to transforming conversations (and mindsets) around some of the most complex and potentially controversial issues – from race to the future of philanthropy!

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Ep 11: How to Think Globally & Transform Locally with Kathy Sibert, A-SPAN

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Kathy Sibert drastically changed her life by moving back to the U.S. after years as a corporate executive overseas and took on leadership of A-SPAN. She is now transforming thousands of lives of homeless individuals and the staff who support them!

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Ep 10: Overcoming the Blind Side with David Shaffer, WMATA

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Imagine graduating third from your Stanford Law class without studying thanks to your gift of photographic memory. Now imagine the ironic twist of fate of going blind at the height of your career – fighting for civil rights of disenfranchised individuals, including those with disabilities – and people suddenly treating you as stupid and incompetent because of your own disability!

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Ep 9: How to Succeed “Accidentally” with Kristina Bouweiri, CEO, Reston Limousine

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Kristina Bouweiri calls herself an accidental entrepreneur. Perhaps this is how she started – by marrying into the business, Reston Limo – but her success was no accident. Kristina has brilliantly grown the tiny 5-car business to the #13 largest limousine company in the U.S.! All this despite personal and business crises, including divorce from the firm’s founder and periods of economic turmoil!

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Ep 8: What’s Love Got to Do with It? – with Mark Bergel, Founder, A Wider Circle

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Few business conversations center on love, but love is exactly what drives Dr. Mark Bergel every moment of every day. His mission is “simply” to end poverty. It may seem like a lofty goal but when you hear this amazing interview, you’ll know that if anyone can end poverty, it’s Mark!

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Ep 6: Leadership & Self-Doubt with Doug Fruehling, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Business Journal

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

In this revealing interview Doug Fruehling, Editor of the Washington Business, shares what it’s like to be a leader who frequently struggles with self-doubt and confidence even as he makes bold, unpopular decisions like omitting “Redskins” in print!

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