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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 23: The North Star of Leadership with Richard Bynum, President, PNC Bank

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Richard Bynum believes there is nothing better than working in a place that’s completely aligned with your values. As a leader he is passionate about supporting and mentoring others to determine their own values (and value) so they can follow their “North Star”.

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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 18: Leading with Passion & Creativity with Nicole Quiroga, GM, Telemundo

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

If you want to witness a leader’s passion and authentic expression at its fullest, you must hear Nicole Quiroga’s interview! A daughter of Latino immigrants, Nicole grew up in a warm, affectionate, emotive household and built her career at a company that helps her stay connected to her roots. Her leadership style is a beautiful blend of passion, kindness, creativity and a dash of Latin flare!

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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 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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Reason # 2 to Avoid Strategic Planning: Organizational Climate

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

When one of my clients – let’s call him Bill – first became the CEO a large nonprofit the organization was floundering. For a long time it was led by people who had the best of intentions but not the strategic outlook or discipline to truly optimize the organization’s mission. The leadership team (LT) was comprised of talented individuals, but they were a group of managers all with their own interests, agendas and loyalties, only interacting when necessary. Bill was also unknown and had a starkly different personality and management approach than his predecessors, which initially engendered resistance in the entire culture, including the LT.

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Ep 2 – Brian Hawkins, CEO, DC VA Medical Center on Cultivating Excellence

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Brian Hawkins was told he wasn’t smart enough to work as a hospital payroll technician. Urged by a mindset instilled by his family “You can do, you must do and you will do” and driven to change the medical system that treated his grandfather poorly Brian persisted to eventually to become the Director of the DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center. You’ll hear just how much Brian’s parents (and children) have taught him about leadership all throughout this interview.

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Ep 1 – Scott Jackson, CEO, Global Impact on the Power of Story

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Imagine – you are 10 years old in the South during the Civil Rights Movement and your white mother leaves an abusive marriage and marries a black man. It’s illegal and your new family is shunned by both the white and the black communities. Compelled to save the family and make a better life, the three of you flee to Canada and then Washington State. Your biological father finds you and forces you to return, but at 12-years-of-age you escape, making a harrowing journey across the country, alone, back to your mother and step father…

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