90: Back up company values with observable behaviors with Dr. Brad Harris, Professor of Management at HEC Paris

“If you want to know your values, show me your calendar, your pocketbook, and who you hire and fire,” dares Dr. Brad Harris,“ Professor of Management and HR at HEC Paris and Co-Founder of People Leader Accelerator. Join us as Dr. Brad shares powerful lessons that will push leaders to understand the hidden tensions that stifle growth.…

89: Shifting from Rainmaker to Architect of your small business with Growth Coach Bradley Hamner

Did you know that 96% of small businesses don’t make it to their 10th birthday? And of the survivors, 91% never cross the $1mm revenue mark? If this is your world and/or you’re an entrepreneur struggling to work ON your business instead of IN your business, listen to my colorful conversation with growth coach Bradley Hamner. He…

88: Leadership Lessons from the 1984 Gold Medalist U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team with Sean Murray

Calling all sports fans! You’ll love today’s episode with Sean Murray, founder of RealTime Performance, a leadership training and organization development firm and author of recently published book, If Gold is Our Destiny: How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory. The book recounts the story of the U.S. men’s national volleyball team, a group of…

87: Thriving in a She-Session with Leadership Expert and 4x Author Susan Brady

Join me today for a super interesting and witty-banter-full conversation with leadership expert, Susan Brady. Among the topics we explore are: Advice for thriving in a She-cession and what working women can do to flourish in this post-pandemic working reality. The appalling fact that the primary stage for developing confidence in girls peaks at age 9!! And…

86: What the Heck to Post with Social Media Guru Sophia Parra

Attention entrepreneurs and small biz owners: Do you often feel stuck on what to post to your feed? Are your posts failing to attract, engage, and convert? If so, today’s episode is for you. My guest, Sophia Parra, founder of Coach Social, is a social media strategist extraordinaire. She advises that before even considering content for posts, take…

85: “Earn Your Oxygen” with Jon Rennie, a former nuclear sub officer turned leadership expert

Jon Rennie is seriously one of the coolest guests I’ve interviewed…if you agree with me that a former U.S. Navy Cold War nuclear submarine officer who had seven deployments is a total badass! So, what does it mean to “earn your oxygen”? Well, on a nuclear sub a newbie is jokingly referred to as a NUB…

84: Seismic Shifts in Leadership with Michelle Johnston, PhD

Meet my instant new best friend on today’s episode! Michelle Johnston, PhD is an award-winning professor studying leadership and business communication, and her research has shown a clear link between a team’s effective communication and its positive financial performance. She serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University in New Orleans, where she teaches in…

83: At last…modernized, self-directed adult learning has arrived, with Mindstone co-founder, Patrick Cootes

The internet made information universally accessible, Google organized it, and now Mindstone combines it with the science of learning to help people not just consume, but also truly learn from it. Today’s guest, Patrick Cootes, is the co-founder and Head of Product at Mindstone, a startup that makes it faster and easier for “work athletes” to optimize their performance as…

82: Team Resilience and Reframing Failure as Feedback with Executive Coach Julian Roberts

Today’s guest joins us from the U.K. with some great advice on team resilience, which remains prominent in the organizational zeitgeist post-pandemic and going into a potential recession (at least in the U.S.). Julian Roberts coaches high performing leaders, athletes, and teams with extreme ambitions and will “challenge their bullshit.” He is also the host…

81: From autistic to awesome communication skills trainer and Body Talk founder Richard Newman

If you are continuously trying to improve your presentation and presence skills, you will want to listen! On today’s episode, I had a truly insightful conversation with Richard Newman, founder and CEO of Body Talk, an evidence-based communication training company. Against the odds, as a former introverted, shy, high-functioning autistic, Richard overcame a crushing fear…