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Ep 26: The Dance of Leadership with Princess Mhoon, Founder & Director, Princess Mhoon Dance Institute

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Princess Mhoon is truly a wonder-leader: an award-winning choreographer, educator, entrepreneur and scholar all in one! Her artistic brilliance was sought out by the While House and Michele Obama; her work commissioned by the Kennedy Center and she’s been called “A visionary of her generation!”

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Ep 24: Life-Saving Leadership with Michael Sapienza, CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Michael Sapienza was a world-class orchestra musician traveling and performing around the globe when he discovered that his mom had colon cancer. Incredibly, he decided to channel his grief into action, leaving his successful music career to launch a colon cancer foundation!

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Ep 22: Putting Racism on the Table with Tamara Copeland, President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Tamara Copeland is a powerhouse of a leader who courageously and tirelessly uses her voice and professional platform to tackle one of the most challenging and charged social issues today – racism!

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Ep 21: Leading Millennials with Sam Cicotello, VP of People, Social Tables

Monday, April 17th, 2017

In this incredibly dynamic, informative episode Sam Cicotello shares specific tips and strategies on how to lead a high functioning, connected, happy workplace; build a strong culture based on authentic expression of values; and naturally harness the talents, strengths and tendencies of the newest and fastest-growing generation of workers, the millennials!

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Ep 19: Conquering Adversity with Lisa LaFontaine, President & CEO, Humane Rescue Alliance

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

When Lisa says that anyone can do *anything* she knows this to be true from personal experiences. After a horrific car accident she was told she’d never walk again and managed to heal her body through sheer determination! Later in life, as she watched her daughter struggle with Tourette’s Syndrome and be helped by her cat, Lisa left her corporate job and become an evangelist for helping animals!

In this amazing interview you’ll get to know a leader who has conquered extraordinary adversities with grace, grit and determination to become an incredible force for good in the world!

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Ep 17: Head & Heart of Leadership with Catherine Meloy, President and CEO, Good Will of Greater Washington

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Catherine Meloy firmly believes that if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room! She was a successful broadcasting executive when she got the call (literally) to serve as the fearless leader of Good Will. That call – along with her brilliance, commitment and passion – has helped transform countless lives in the greater Washington community and beyond. And in the debate of whether the heart or the head should prevail, Catherine uncompromisingly choses to lead with both!

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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 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 7: Roots of Leadership with Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO, Girl Scouts

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Lidia has spent a great deal of her life in the “hyphen” between her Cuban roots and America life as an adult. She attributes much of who she has become to her family – ancestors, parents, husband and children. The result is an amazing leader focused on authenticity, service, learning and changing the world!

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