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imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership Podcast

imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership Podcast

By Deb Crowe

Every single imperfection adds to your leadership. Everyone's imperfect.
You don't have to be "perfect" to be a caring, effective, heart-centered leader.
Being conscious of our own humanity helps us be better leaders in whatever we do.
Join Deb Crowe as she searches, meets and interviews heart-centered leaders from around the globe. Episodes are posted on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. EST.
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Episode 1 - Are you a Heart-Centered Leader?

imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership PodcastMay 27, 2020

Episode 46 - Leading the Way in AI Ethics, Tech Inclusion & Emerging Futures in Technology

Episode 46 - Leading the Way in AI Ethics, Tech Inclusion & Emerging Futures in Technology


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Oct 28, 202022:38
Episode 45 - Leading with Meditation & Biofeedback

Episode 45 - Leading with Meditation & Biofeedback

This episode is sponsored by Shift. Looking for a fun, interactive, self-paced course? Click Here!

Dr. James V. Hardt is the Founder of The Biocybernaut Institute and an expert in training with biofeedback. He has worked with the likes of Tony Robbins and other high-powered executives to elevate states of intelligence and consciousness for over 40-years. Who is Dr. James V. Hardt? Dr. James V. Hardt, president and founder of Biocybernaut Institute, Inc. The Institute has centres located in the United States, Canada and Germany. 

Biocybernaut offers 7 day intensive brainwave training programs. Considered an expert in meditation and brainwave training some of the discussion topics can and could include: 

• Sharing of his personal experiences with biofeedback and brainwave work in general. The incredible documented results that biocybernaut training can deliver for improved health and wellness. 

• the importance of clearing emotional traumas and how they can be major impediments to brainwave improvement. 

• The Biocybernaut training process provides effective means to remove emotional trauma baggage that can limit an individual’s progress forward. • The pillars of training and the means for achieving profound improvements in one’s life. Dr. Hardt has devoted his life to the study of the electrophysiological basis of advanced spiritual states. He has traveled the globe in pursuit of his research, and to India especially to study advanced Yogis, with his technology. From Zen masters to Christian prayer, Dr. Hardt has continued his relentless pursuit of advanced brainwave and meditation connections that allow people to become the best form of themselves that they can be including such positive results as: 

• reducing limitations and addictions 

• experiencing more joy, less anxiety 

• improving health and awareness 

• developing more meaningful relationships Dr. Hardt is a celebrated research scientist with an established history of over 40 years in the study and research of biofeedback. 

Hardt has authored or co-authored countless scientific research papers on the subject and he currently has more than 30 patents for the core technology, headset, training methodology and brain-centered portion of various virtual reality applications. His findings have been published in numerous scholarly journals such as Science, Psychophysiology, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology, just to name a few. Dr. Hardt has also spoken in front of the United Nations. Dr. Hardt received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Carnegie Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree, and Ph.D., in psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University. 




Twitter: @biocybernaut LinkedIn: Biocybernaut Institute

Oct 23, 202037:23
Episode 44 - Heart-Centered Leadership is always in Style!

Episode 44 - Heart-Centered Leadership is always in Style!

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. What if you could get an in-depth look at your thinking?

Chris Keaton is an award winning music publisher, artist management consultant and entertainment industry executive who resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

A 2016, inductee of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, he is also a twenty eight year voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys). He has also served as a judge in the Miss America Organization.

He serves as a Brand Ambassador and influencer for the retail giant Macy's and a Brand Ambassador for Dior Parfums.

Formerly VP of Music Publishing for Roy Orbison’s widow, the late Barbara Orbison, he was also executive producer of Tony Award winning Broadway star, Lea Salonga’s sensational live album, The Journey So Far . He has helped guide the indy artist careers of Tora Fisher, Mike Younger, Johnny Orr, Nine Mile High, and DeDe Wedekind and was instrumental in creating, planning and executing successful radio campaigns for Tora Fisher (Drown) and Johnny Orr (Well Get By-The Autism Song).

Additionally Keaton assembled the team who wrote the new State Song for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Our Great Virginia.

He co-authored the books The Seven Stupid Mistakes People Make Trying To Get Into The Music Business and The Change 14, Insights Into Self Empowerment and has just released his latest project Dapper.

He serves as a Brand Ambassador and influencer for the retail giant Macy's and a Brand Ambassador for Dior Parfums.

Chris has served on many boards including the Nashville Ballet, the Virginia Museum of Transportation and the Advisory Council of Nashville’s W.O. Smith Community Music School. He also was a mentor in Lipscomb University’s Joshua Project.

Checkout Chris' new book -

Oct 21, 202026:02
Episode 43 - Leading The World through Choral Music, One Note At A Time

Episode 43 - Leading The World through Choral Music, One Note At A Time

This episode is sponsored by CORE. What if you could really analyze all three dimensions of thought?

Jim Papoulis has made significant contributions to choral music by revitalizing the choral repertoire with songs whose roots are classical and the world, with voicing that incorporates lead vocalists with choirs, vocal percussion, and world rhythms.

His choral work often is sung from the perspective of the singer and is constantly inspired by the work he does through the foundation for small voices. He firmly believes that music can heal, educate, celebrate, and empower the lives of children.

Through the Foundation for Small Voices, he has conducted songwriting workshops with choirs from the United States, China, Japan, Tanzania, Mexico, Kenya, Newfoundland, Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Haiti, England, Norway, Canada, Spain, Italy, Kenya, Uganda, Turkey, Brazil, France, Ireland, Bosnia, Jordan, Australia, Holland, Dubai, and Greece.

He has worked with choirs and ensembles on all continents and from all walks of life, and has also worked with:

Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Beyonce, the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, London Boys Choir, London Symphony, Beijing Children's Choir, Faith Hill, Natalie Cole, Snoop Dogg, Imagine Dragons, Tokyo String Quartet, Moscow Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, New World Symphony

His music has been featured at:

2019 Carifesta Port of Spain, TRINIDAD GIVE US HOPE on permanent exhibit at the 911 Museum in New York 9.11 10th Anniversary Concerts throughout the world including New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Beijing, London, Oslo, Paris, Shanghai, Rio, Rome, Salzburg, St. Petersburg, Dubai, Delhi, Oslo, Paris BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION POPE VISIT televised nationally at YANKEE STADIUM WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICA 2010 Website:
Oct 16, 202025:13
Episode 42 - Masterpiece Living - Leading with Heart in Medicine & The Aging Population

Episode 42 - Masterpiece Living - Leading with Heart in Medicine & The Aging Population

This episode is sponsored by Shift. Ready for a self-audit?

Dr. Roger Landry is a preventive medicine physician, author of award-winning Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, and President of Masterpiece Living, a group of multi-discipline specialists in aging who partner with communities to assist them in becoming destinations for continued growth. Trained at Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, Dr. Landry specializes in building environments that empower older adults to maximize their unique potential.

His book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging has been endorsed by AARP, is 2014 Living Now Book Award Gold Medal Winner, and was a 2014 Top Pick in MORE magazine.   He was also a contributor to the recently published 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80 and the author of Where You Live Matters, a special brief on the role of the cultural environment in aging.

Dr. Landry was a flight surgeon in the Air Force for more than 22 years keeping pilots and another aircrew healthy and performing at their best. One of his charges was world famous test pilot, Chuck Yeager. Dr. Landry retired as a highly decorated full colonel and chief flight surgeon at the Air Force Surgeon General’s Office in Washington, DC after duty on five continents and being medically involved in a number of significant world events including Vietnam, the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, the Beirut bombing of the Marine Barracks, the first seven Shuttle launches and the first manned balloon crossing of the Pacific. For well over a decade, Dr. Landry has focused his efforts on older adults as a lecturer, researcher, consultant, and author.

Watch a clip of Dr. Roger here!

Oct 14, 202029:20
Episode 41 - 🏅 The Name Whisperer - Leading the way with Strikingly Sticky Names for Brands That Matter

Episode 41 - 🏅 The Name Whisperer - Leading the way with Strikingly Sticky Names for Brands That Matter

This episode is sponsored by CORE. How do you lead your team? #professionaldevelopment 

Louise Karch, BA, M.Ed., CMP,  is a consultant and speaker who provides branding and marketing advice to professionals for business growth.

Whereas other consultants often deliver little more than “schlock and awe”, Louise, a cross between a Harvard prof and Bette Midler in sensible shoes — a little bit Ivy League and a little bit fun — ensures your brand breaks out instead of blending in.

Louise advises accountants, architects, consultants, dentists, lawyers, vets, and even winemakers. She lives in Canada and Australia and recently helped CEO Matt Fowles win an Australian Marketing Institute Award for his wine ‘Ladies who Shoot their Lunch.’ She also won The Pillar Community Award for Innovation for co-creating The Fairy Godmother Project in Canada.

A one-time marketing faculty member of the University of California with a Master’s degree in Adult Education, background as a comic, Outward Bound instructor, and now business owner, Louise provides branding and beautifully simple business growth strategies.

You might be interested in knowin…Louise won four national adult figure skating championships (her flying camel is a sight to behold) and stays active in sports, the community, and the arts. She was a team leader for the Vancouver Olympic Committee, an artistic director for The World Transplant Games and she produced Jim Hocking’s play Surfing Vietnam, now a best-selling book on Kindle.


Oct 09, 202035:47
Episode 40 - Communicating, Coaching & Leading With The Written Word

Episode 40 - Communicating, Coaching & Leading With The Written Word

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. Is your ELT ready for a review or reset?

Mike Greenly – “Sound like yourself ... only better!”

Former Fortune 500 V.P. (Mktg. & Comm., Avon Products, Inc.) Now highly effective writer (speeches, PowerPoints, videos, etc.) speech coach & motivational speaker. Leads presentation skills workshops.

Mike overcame his own “stage fright” and learned to comfortably address audiences of 5,000 people at Avon – allowing him to become the youngest VP in the company’s history when it was the #1 Direct Selling company on the planet. Now he helps today’s execs discover “The Power of Authenticity” – insights he’s shared in articles, books & interviews.

Has delighted executive clients and teams at ExxonMobil, Google, Tito’s Vodka, Novartis, Sanofi, New York Life, J&J, many more.

Known for capturing client thoughts and messages with clarity and creativity, while minimizing demands on a busy executive’s time.
Clients across many industries praise the quality of his work,
along with his unwavering commitment to outstanding client service.

Immediately after leaving corporate life, Mike became the world’s first "interactive electronic journalist" ... covering computer and other trade shows online, including Steve Jobs’ personal launch of Macintosh.

He was the first journalist to report on the Democratic and Republican conventions and the Hollywood Oscars via computer. His award-winning reports were covered by TIME (Nov. 25, 1985), The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC, and international media. He has consulted for the U.S.I.A. and the government of Spain.

When not writing, improving, coaching, or delivering speeches and presentations, Mike continues to write: song lyrics. Eleven of his songs have been charted on Billboard, including four #1 Dance Hits. He is also the author of a state anthem, “Our Great Virginia”, which became the Official Traditional State Song of Virginia on July 1, 2015.


Oct 07, 202029:58
Episode 39 - Leading & Transforming Heart-Centered Ideas

Episode 39 - Leading & Transforming Heart-Centered Ideas

This episode is sponsored by CORE. Are you looking to shift our habits of thinking? 

Philippe Guichard is an award-winning, international Industrial Designer, with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has launched numerous successful products – a feat, which is also helped by his background in mechanical engineering. In 2013 he founded his Melbourne design studio, D2 Design, and Development. 

Philippe is also the founder of Cablestop, a cable management device, which was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Overall, Philippe’s designs have helped reached over $200Millions in revenue.   Philippe’s vision is to help change the way we produce and consume “things” by designing purposeful products and companies, ultimately for the triple bottom line: profitability, environmental sustainability, and social responsibility. 

Philippe is passionate about making a positive difference in the world through his work as a designer and through sharing his ideas as a professional speaker.   

On a personal side, Philippe has been practicing meditation for over 25 years. He attended many retreats with more than thirty meditation masters from different traditions and enjoys sharing his experience with others who have an interest in mindfulness."

Design Website:
Speaker Website:

Oct 02, 202020:07
Episode 38 - Leading With Passion & Dedication - Bringing Immigrant Talent Together

Episode 38 - Leading With Passion & Dedication - Bringing Immigrant Talent Together

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. What modality do you use to measure your habits of thinking?

Sandra Astaiza is a creative, enthusiastic, and dynamic person with over 15 years of experience developing and implementing innovative marketing, advertising, and communication strategies for business by successfully driving messages to target customers through different media channels ensuring that goals are reached and exceeded.

Sandra currently facilitates connections between employers and internationally trained professionals who are prepared and ready to enter the Canadian labour market is regulated professions, trades or in alternative positions correspondent with their skills, training, and qualifications. I am truly passionate about building strong and long-term relationships. Identifying and matching the right fit for the right position is what motivates me daily. I enjoy helping talented immigrants advance their careers while simultaneously providing employers with individuals who will help them build stronger teams and achieve greater success in the workplace.

Sandra is extremely grateful to work for such an amazing organization that creates opportunities for talented immigrants and provides a global advantage for Southwestern Ontario companies. It is not just about making the right connections; is about building winning teams to grow business and foster our economic prosperity.

Sep 30, 202020:14
Episode 37 - Leading With Influence & Changing Lives

Episode 37 - Leading With Influence & Changing Lives

This episode is sponsored by CORE. What are your habits of thinking?

Fabio Ferreira Bonfim was born and raised in Brazil. Fabio's academic pursuits were in the field of study of Hotel & Restaurant Management. He has a degree in business and pursued his MBA.

For more than 20 years, Fabio has been working with people from many regions and countries, different cultures, and backgrounds.

As a sales and marketing leader, Fabio has a passion for understanding and meeting the customer's needs.

Fabio has a strong track record of establishing strategic relationships and partnerships.

Fabio is now bringing together immigrant job seekers with local employers to foster economic prosperity in Southwestern Ontario's market.

Sep 25, 202036:02
Episode 36 - Pioneering Trauma Informed Care & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Episode 36 - Pioneering Trauma Informed Care & Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

This episode is sponsored by Deb Crowe, Executive Coach. Looking for a new executive coach? 

Known for her contagious enthusiasm, Becky Haas is a seasoned presenter on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and is nationally recognized for her pioneering work in developing a trauma-informed region throughout Northeast Tennessee. Her seasoned presentation experience includes trips to Delaware presenting to state leadership at the invitation of their First Lady, as well as training Juvenile Justice systems in Virginia and Tennessee. She has developed training content for a diverse group of professional sectors including Trauma-Informed Policing training which is certified in two states for officer in-service credit and she has delivered it to the Oklahoma City Police Department, as well as precincts within Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Currently, she is working with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police to implement a plan to make this training available to all members of law enforcement in Tennessee. Becky is a highly sought-out trainer for educators often working directly with school Superintendents to impact entire school districts in beginning their journey to create trauma-sensitive schools.

She is experienced in working with city governments in several states providing the leadership the tools to advance cities in becoming trauma-informed. Since 2016, she has authored numerous articles in the global online publication ACEs Connection. In 2019 Becky co-authored the Building a Trauma-Informed Community toolkit for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Service which is also featured in the global online publication, ACEs Connection Growing Resilient Communities 2.1. Her work has also been published in John’s Hopkins, Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action; and the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Becky served as the Trauma-Informed Administrator for a regional healthcare system providing training development and delivery to healthcare staff in multiple hospitals as well as was instrumental in raising awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a social determinant to poor health and addiction within rural Appalachia. Prior to working in healthcare, she was the Director of a grant-funded crime prevention program for the Johnson City Police Department which is credited for reducing drug-related crime in one neighborhood by 40% and creating a first probation program of its kind in Tennessee which now serves as a state model for reducing recidivism. She also assisted in strengthening relationships between police and community including culturally diverse populations which resulted in launching the first annual Martin Luther King, Jr. unity march in 2015. Under her leadership, these crime prevention efforts were awarded the Outstanding Crime Prevention Program of the Year for the southern region by the National Criminal Justice Association in 2014 and are listed by the U.S. Department of Justice as a success story.

Sep 23, 202000:36
Episode 35 - Human Capital - The Power Of Belief In Authenticity, Compassion & Humility

Episode 35 - Human Capital - The Power Of Belief In Authenticity, Compassion & Humility

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. When was the last time you had a great break out meeting with your Executive Leadership Team?

Please meet Dana Scuito!

Name pronunciations:
Dana = Day-nah
Sciuto = Shoe-toe

☀️ Courageously helping others grow by holding space for them. I believe in the power of authentic leadership, compassion, and humility.

🌍Born and raised in Toronto, to a French-Canadian single mum. In 2010, I moved to rural Quebec to pursue my first undergraduate degree at age thirty. I went on to complete three degrees (B.A., B.Ed, and M.A) in a six-year window, graduating with a 4.08 GPA.

💡In 2016, I worked with a group of at-risk youth in rural Quebec, disrupting our standardized classroom in order to meet their educational and social needs. We opened a temporary tattoo parlor in our school called “Mystery Ink”, with the goal of acquiring work skills. Our initiative united teachers, students, and the school board, effectively challenging them to rethink outdated policies and evolve their curriculum to best serve their students.

💥Some of Dana's skills include:

✔️Training and Development
✔️Human-Centered Design
✔️Leadership Development
✔️Positive Disruption
✔️Emotional Intelligence

💕 Dana is a lover of all things education, innovation, and public speaking. Dana is a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion, social justice, and human rights.

🤝 No one has ever become poor by giving. Dana is a coach at heart who is committed to ethical leadership in business and government while ensuring that the dignity of others is always maintained.

🏳️‍🌈 Dana rises by lifting others up. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Original Hashtag

Sep 18, 202026:36
Episode 34 - Human Resources in 2020 - Leading The Way With Education & Innovation

Episode 34 - Human Resources in 2020 - Leading The Way With Education & Innovation

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Are you ready to master your self-care for you and your team?

Lisa Hickey is very excited to be a part of the team. Make sure to like here on LinkedIn to receive updates on the latest HR research, insights, resources, and offerings. Lisa strives to stay connected and serving the HR community.

As part of the executive leadership team at, Lisa develops and executes strategies aligned with the HR.COM mission and vision. Lisa's team focuses on HR certification prep, membership, and online and in-person programming for HR professionals.

Lisa is creative, resourceful, collaborative, and fun and big on fostering collaboration and inclusion. Lisa's colleagues know that she keeps a sharp eye on financial goals, timelines, and deadlines, but also has the agility to switch gears when necessary to embrace unexpected opportunities.

Lisa wears many hats and make it a priority to understand the perspectives of HR.COM and their multiple stakeholders, including members, presenters, and partners who need to know their views are understood.

Lisa's Areas of Expertise:
* Human Resources
* Program Development
* Project Management
* Process Improvement
* Creative Leadership
* Cross Collaboration
* Team Development

Master's in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NYU
Bachelor's in Business Administration from Boston U
HR Certified with SHRM and HRCI

Sep 16, 202028:47
Episode 33 - Awarding Heart-Centered Leaders In Technology

Episode 33 - Awarding Heart-Centered Leaders In Technology

This episode is sponsored by SHIFT. Is it time to shift your habits of thinking?

Heart-Centered TECH Leadership Awards with Jude Belanger is about the human story first. Technology is a driving force shaping our world into tomorrow. More than ever heart-centered leaders are needed to shape this future. Learn more at the Heart Centered TECH Free Virtual Summit at

Sep 11, 202027:19
Episode 32 - How Nursing Lead The Way Through Trauma & Grief

Episode 32 - How Nursing Lead The Way Through Trauma & Grief

This episode is sponsored by CORE - Do you want to have a baseline measurement so accurate about your habits of thinking?

Toni Lontis is dedicated to helping women all over the world and the men who love them.

She is a change-maker dedicated to seeing a change with how we view some of the tougher subjects and she isn’t afraid to speak up.

Spending her time working with some great causes and fellow change-makers, this last year has been a big one including having her own radio show on the w4wn and featured articles in Ymag.

Toni lives on a small acreage property in the hinterland adjacent to the pristine beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia. She lives with her husband and an assortment of dogs, goats, llamas, ducks, and chickens and enjoys long visits from her two adult children, their partners, and her grandson.

Toni was a nurse who formerly worked as a nurse consultant in her own company, before retiring to pursue her dream of writing a book or three.

Toni grew up on a rural property in the middle of nowhere. After completing her nursing training in regional Queensland, she spent the next 30 years working as a nurse in a variety of roles from clinical nursing to management, culminating with the formation of her own company in 2012. As a nurse consultant, for her own consulting company, she provided Safety and Quality support to small hospitals across the country. Her work involved process management, clinical management, and lots of health-based writing.

Her creative writing journey did not commence until 2018 with her first book, Resilience.  A memoir that details her struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma in her life and how she overcomes this to lead a healthy, happy fulfilling life.  She is passionate about self-awareness, self-improvement, and being the best person, she can be.

Her second book, when its written, Whole Again, details the strategies she used to ensure her own healing and personal growth.  Her deep desire to inspire people with her story of struggle and overcoming trauma and sees her speaking around the country and overseas.

When she’s not writing you can find her talking to her beloved goats, laughing with her husband, or enjoying time with her wee grandson. An avid gardener and small farm hobbyist, her next book will be on the joys of owning goats and small-scale hobby farm self-sustainability.

A writer by day and an avid Facebook scanner by night, she is loath to discuss herself in the third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.

Sep 09, 202032:11
Episode 31 - Leading & Empowering Youth Mental Health With Empathy

Episode 31 - Leading & Empowering Youth Mental Health With Empathy

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. What tools are you utilizing to assist your clients on short-term disability claims and returning to work?

Ally Salama is a Social Entrepreneur, Speaker, Podcaster, Ex-Pro Athlete and The Middle East’s Mental Health Ambassador.

His team founded, the first Mental Health Magazine in the Middle East, winning Harvard's Top 7 Most Impactful Social Initiatives in 2019 & earning recognition from the World Health Organization. Currently, Ally’s purpose is to empower youth to become more impactful change-makers in the world.

Ally also hosts “Empathy Always Wins” - the World's Exclusive Youth Leadership Podcast focusing on Empathy and Community Building. Living in Toronto, Ally currently consults social enterprises and change-makers on strategy to help build powerful communities.

Over the past 3 years, he has given Mental Health in The Middle East a stronger voice, developing an online magazine/platform of 70,000+ users, Empower Mag "EMPWR".

Ally continues to rally his voice and efforts around Empathetic Leadership and Greater Mental Health Advocacy, actively speaking at the World Health Organization and across International Conferences.

He currently hosts as the World's Exclusive Youth Leadership Blog on Empathy to drive his personal message across the globe.

Furthermore, the skill sets gained from Ryerson's Ted Roger's School of Management allowed him to ultimately become a Social "Artistpreneur", merging his artistic musical talents with purpose-driven entrepreneurial change-making, raising over $10,000 for his music venture, KairoKid Records Inc.

Sep 04, 202029:45
Episode 30 - Youth Leadership - Shifting The Employer Mindset

Episode 30 - Youth Leadership - Shifting The Employer Mindset

Sponsor - This episode is sponsored by CORE. Is it time that you truly learn and sustain self-care? Jessica-Joan (JJ) Richards is a young, heart-centered leader. Jessy is a 28-year-old Marketing professional who has recently embarked upon a new career in social media creating content talking about a wide range of topics, from mental health to recruitment. Jessy was born in the Philippines to a British Father and Filipino Mother and moved to the UK when she was 6 years old. Moving to the UK and being taken away from such a contrasting life on the other side of the world was quite a shock for her and has made her ever conscious about cultural diversity and acceptance. Jessy has battled with poor mental health since moving to the UK and is incredibly passionate about spreading Mental Health awareness & busting the myths that are associated with it.  Jessy has also experienced discrimination at work based on her weight with a previous senior manager accusing her of ‘being too fat for her job’, after internalizing her feelings about these comments for a long time Jessy found the strength to speak out on LinkedIn after seeing others share their experiences. Jessy’s post quickly went viral and has been seen by almost 20 million people.  After graduating from Staffordshire University with a BA in Journalism and Media in 2014 Jessy moved to London with her Partner where she now resides. Jessy is a great believer in people and believes that sharing stories is an amazing way to find common ground and forge lasting partnerships, this is the main focus of her recently launched ‘Emotion Exchange’
Sep 03, 202024:01
Episode 29 - The Young Voice of Leadership - Attitude & Gratitude!

Episode 29 - The Young Voice of Leadership - Attitude & Gratitude!

This episode is sponsored by CORE. Is it time to recruit with a powerful HR modality?

Joseph Franklin is a Sr. Technology Recruiter for TEKsystems, a technology solution provider that partners with over 80% of Fortune 500 companies. He is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and an alumnus of Kentucky State University (KSU). At KSU.

Joseph joined the Kentucky Army National Guard along with served as Student Body President / Student Regent. Upon graduation and the conclusion of his military career, he landed his role as a technology recruiter with TEKsystems. There he has been able to help enterprise organizations find top talent to lead them through the digital revolution.  

Joseph has also been extensively trained in the fields of human capital management, diversity & inclusion, and workforce development. He is passionate about helping individuals find opportunities that showcase their unique abilities and works diligently with stakeholders within organizations to land talent that will further energize their work environment. He is a self-proclaimed Overzealous Recruiter.

This episode is being launched on September 2, 2020, as it's a special day! Happy Birthday, Joseph! 

Sep 02, 202027:01
Episode 28 - How To Lead With Participative Management

Episode 28 - How To Lead With Participative Management

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. How do you measure executive functioning for your executive team? What if you could measure all dimensions of thought and have a baseline to start from?

David Amerine has 45 years of experience in the nuclear industry. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy and obtaining a Masters in Management Science from the Naval Post Graduate School, he served on two nuclear submarines. After leaving the Navy, he joined Westinghouse at the Department of Energy (DOE) Hanford Site. There he worked as a shift operations manager and refueling manager for the initial core load of the Fast Flux Test Facility, the nation’s prototype breeder reactor.

Mr. Amerine furthered his career in the commercial nuclear power industry throughout the 1980s, first as the Nuclear Steam Supply System (NSSS) vendor, Combustion Engineering, Site Manager at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station during startup and then as Assistant Vice President at Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station. There he led special, interdisciplinary task forces for complex problem resolutions involving engineering and operations during the recovery period back in the late 1980s. From the Davis-Besse experience, Mr. Amerine went on to a series of leadership and executive positions in the nuclear industry.  

Mr. Amerine has lead several recovery projects in his career. Davis-Besse was the first of eight nuclear plants where he was part of the leadership team or the leader brought in to restore stakeholder confidence in management and/or operations. In the DOE Nuclear Complex, these recovery endeavors included the Replacement Tritium Facility, the Defense Waste Processing Facility, and the Salt Waste Processing Facility projects. In 1997 he was brought in as the Vice President of Engineering and Services at the Millstone Nuclear Power Station to contribute to the recovery actions following the facility being shut down by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). His responsibilities included establishing a robust Safety Conscious Work Environment (SCWE) program.

In 2000, Mr. Amerine assumed the role of Executive Vice President of a $2.5 billion business unit of Washington Group International (WGI). Mr. Amerine was then selected as the Executive Vice President and Deputy General Manager, CH2M Hill Nuclear Business Group, where he supported the President in managing the day-to-day operation of the group, which included six major DOE sites. In both these executive roles, he was charged with integrated safety management, overall conduct of operations and project management, and developing synergies between the diverse operating companies.

Mr. Amerine was selected by B&W as President of Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) in early 2010 after the NRC had shut down that facility which is the sole producer of fuel for our nuclear Navy. He led the restoration of confidence of the various stakeholders including the NRC and Naval Reactors. The plant was restored to full operation under Mr. Amerine’s leadership. He retired from NFS in 2011.

Website -

David's Book -

Aug 28, 202029:12
Episode 27 - Leading With A Thriving Mindset

Episode 27 - Leading With A Thriving Mindset

This episode is sponsored by CORE. What if you could identify the three dimensions of thoughts and have a baseline to work from?

Dr. Wayne Hammond is a founding partner and CSO with Flourishing Life Technologies in Calgary, Alberta, and holds an adjunct status with Ambrose University and the School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Over the past twenty-five years, he has worked extensively with complex youth and their families and is considered a leading expert on the concepts of resilience, strengths-based practice, and positive psychology. He has served in clinical supervisory capacities, worked in a comprehensive residential treatment center, and has provided clinical services in an inpatient/outpatient forensic setting as well as an adolescent comorbidity program based in a hospital setting. As part of his professional practice, he has published several scientific articles, developed an innovative framework for evaluating and assessing resilience and potential for human flourishing. He has also been an active lecturer with regards to understanding the role of human flourishing and its implications for embracing a strengths-based approach to nurturing human potential and positive well-being as critical for supporting individuals and organizations to thrive.

Specialties: therapist, program development and evaluation consulting, human flourishing, resiliency, and strengths-based practice expert, presenter, and researcher.

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Aug 26, 202033:43
SPECIAL EPISODE AUGUST - Leading The Way With Heart-Centered Music

SPECIAL EPISODE AUGUST - Leading The Way With Heart-Centered Music

This episode is sponsored by CORE - Is it time for a change?

Grant Maloy Smith is a Billboard Top 10 recording artist and MusicRow CountryBreakout charting songwriter of AMERICAN ROOTS music. His latest album, "Dust Bowl - American Stories'" spent 17 weeks on the Billboard charts, including eleven weeks in the Top 10. Grant made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2018 and has won numerous awards, including two Grammy® certificates. He will be appearing at Carnegie Hall again April 2021, and Lincoln Center in December 2021. He has just been inducted into the Indie Music Hall of Fame in Hollywood. The "Bible" of American Roots music, NO DEPRESSION magazine, raved:

“… lyrics and music are as potent as Woody Guthrie ... A reminder of the darker period of Bob Dylan, and it’s that good, that memorable…”.

His latest single “I See You” was released with the support of Masterpiece Living, an organization dedicated to creating better lives for our elders. And a song he wrote, “I Reckon,” was recorded by country star Jeff Clayborn, and has spent weeks on the MusicRow CountryBreakout chart in late 2019. His next album, "Appalachia - American Stories" is due out in early 2021, and features "A list" Nashville players like Rob Ickes, Trey Hensely, Jeff Taylor, Mike Johnson, and more."

Grant Maloy Smith is a member of the CMA (Country Music Association), AMA (Americana Music Association), NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), and is the co-founder of the Indie Collaborative, a group of more than 2000 independent musicians and music industry professionals. His music is distributed by Sony Orchard.

Aug 24, 202034:17
Episode 26 - Cracking The Leadership Code

Episode 26 - Cracking The Leadership Code

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. Interview is completed. The offer has been given. Medical clearance is pending. What is your cognitive HR modality for onboarding executive staff? Join the ranks of Fortune 500 companies and save money, time, and HR effort!

Alain Hunkins is a sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator, and coach. Alain is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence, leading to superior results, increased engagement, higher levels of retention, and greater organizational and personal satisfaction. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience, and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job.

Over the course of his 20+ year career, Alain has worked with tens of thousands of leaders in over 25 countries and served clients in all industries, including 42 Fortune 100 companies. He delivers dynamic keynotes, seminars, and workshops covering a variety of leadership topics including communication, team building, conflict management, peak performance, motivation, and change.

With his Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Professional Theater Training Program, and a BA from Amherst College, Alain also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education, ranked #2 worldwide in 2018 by Financial Times on its list of customized Executive Education programs. Alain has lectured at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s business school and Columbia University.

Alain has authored over 400 articles and been published by The Association for Talent Development, CEO Refresher, and the American Management Association.

A certified co-leader for ManKind Project International, a non-profit whose mission is to help men lead lives of service to their families, communities, and workplaces, he’s based in Northampton, MA with his wife and two children.


Aug 21, 202025:32
Episode 25 - Leading & Living With A Global Alignment System

Episode 25 - Leading & Living With A Global Alignment System

This episode is sponsored by SHIFT. How can you pivot when you don't have a baseline? 

Dani Saveker is the Global CEO and Founder of GLAS.

Dani was formerly a fourth-generation CEO in her family’s manufacturing business, where she spearheaded major management and shareholder restructure, led a recovery plan following a devastating fire, learned to weld, electroplate and polish, carried out an MBO, made her uncle and cousin redundant, acquired businesses and managed multiple sites.

During this time, she also had three children, each time leaving her wheelchair-bound due to a pregnancy-related disability - although she never had maternity leave due to running the business.

In 2009 after the challenges of the dire economic conditions, Dani voluntarily placed the family business into administration – a business that her great grandfather founded 106years earlier and was 100% family-owned.

While further developing her research and solutions for family businesses, which account for 90% of the world’s enterprises, she realized that it wasn’t just these businesses that were struggling. Her research highlighted the increasing sense of overwhelm, changing nature of families and roles, the impact of technology, and loss of compassion within relationships. She also discovered that there has been a 495% increase in the prescription of anti-depressants in the UK since 1991 as well as rising self-harm rates – something she had personal experience of.

Knowing how the system she’d created for family businesses had such a huge impact on lives, relationships, and business she decided to widen the impact. Dani believes that “work-life balance” is broken thinking and that we all live one complete life and need to switch to a growth mindset. GLAS (Global Life Alignment System) was formally launched in 2017 having been developed over 20 years.

The GLAS Method and framework is something Dani personally uses in her life and has changed and has significantly improved the lives of hundreds of people and impacted thousands more. It is a framework to help anyone or any age to do better, be better, and feel better. Used with entrepreneurs, children, sports teams, professional services – Dani believes we need alignment and balance in a fast-changing world. Her personal purpose is to “inspire” and measures her success in terms of inspiration.


Aug 19, 202024:53
Episode 24 - Leading Tomorrow's Leaders With Inspiration & Innovation

Episode 24 - Leading Tomorrow's Leaders With Inspiration & Innovation

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - How is your company looking ahead and spending for leadership training?

Edwige Robinson - Vice President, Engineering Services for Xfinity Mobile, Retail & Convergence at Comcast NBC Universal.

Edwige A. Robinson has over 25 years of experience in the technology & leadership realms. She’s an expert technologist and consistently acts as a bridge between the business and engineering domains.

A native of Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, being female, a foreigner, and black – Edwige is a triple minority in Technology. Despite countless obstacles to impede her success, she forged ahead and has succeeded in vital roles at major companies such as Hugues Networks systems, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and Time Warner Cable.

Edwige is a champion and advocate for women in leadership. She believes that leading as an authentic role model is part of her calling, especially as a female leader in the technology industry. A mentor for young women in Technology, she was recently recognized by Aleria Tech as one of the “Awesome Black Women Everyone Should Know” in 2020 and by the 1 million STEM women (1MWIS), a global network of women in STEM.

She also sits on several Advisory Boards driving STEM education to under-served communities.

Edwige holds multiple executive leadership certifications from Harvard Law school and The Wharton School of Pennsylvania, and earned a Bachelor of Science and MBA from DeVry University

Edwige is known to share her experience authentically and teach her audience how to become fearless leaders; her audience leaves feeling empowered to take action and make an impact.

Focus areas:

Women in Tech |Innovation & Digital Transformation Connoisseur | Change Catalyst | STEM & Robotics advocacy | Keynote Presenter & Storyteller.

Aug 14, 202026:33
Episode 23 - Leading With Trust, Integrity & Authenticity

Episode 23 - Leading With Trust, Integrity & Authenticity

This episode is sponsored by our new online course about Self-Care. Do you model this for your team?

Peter Devlin was appointed Fanshawe College’s fifth President effective September 2013.

Prior to joining Fanshawe, President Devlin served 35 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired commanding the Canadian Army at the rank of Lieutenant General. He has several UN, NATO and Coalition tours and his awards include Orders of Military Merit from the United States, Brazil and Colombia as well as the Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and Commander of the Canadian Order of Military Merit.

President Devlin serves on provincial and national college committees. These include the Ontario Colleges Library Service Board and the Colleges Ontario Committee of Presidents. He is a Director on the Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Board (CICan), a member of CICan’s Presidents Leadership Network and Coordinating Committees and a Director on the Polytechnics Canada Board. Peter also serves on the London Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries and is a member of the lvey Business School Leadership Council.

President Devlin received an undergraduate degree in Honours Economics from Western University, a graduate degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College and a certificate in Advanced Executive Management from Queen’s University. He has also studied at Command and Staff Colleges of the Canadian Defence Academy and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D). He received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Peter has been married for 35 years, and together he and his wife Judy have four children.

Aug 12, 202025:47
Episode 22: How To Be An Inclusive Leader

Episode 22: How To Be An Inclusive Leader

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. How do you measure your leaders habits of thinking?

Juliet Bourke is a Human Capital Partner in Deloitte and leads Deloitte’s Diversity and Inclusion Consulting agenda. She works with global clients to create cultural change through a focus on leadership, high performing teams, and diversity & inclusion. She has designed and delivered leadership programs to enhance leaders’ individual and team effectiveness, soft-skills and inclusive capabilities.

She has over 25 years' experience in human capital, management and law. Her latest book, entitled ‘Which two heads are better than one?: How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions’, is in its third edition and helps leaders understand how to systematically create diverse thinking and take team performance to the next level. She is a published author in HBR: The keys to inclusive leadership: Overcome unconscious bias using humility and empathy (2020) and Why inclusive leaders are good for organisations and how to become one (2019), the latter of which was ranked number 1 in April 2019 and has been viewed  250,000+ times.

Juliet is a member of Deloitte Australia’s Diversity Council and sits on a number of boards and award panels, such as Harvard’s Women’s Leadership Board, the Global Institute for Women’s Advisory Council King’s College London, Macquarie University’s Global MBA Board and the Navy’s Diversity Council. Juliet’s own awards include Women Lawyers Association of NSW (Achievement Award), University of NSW (Alumni Award) and Centre for Leadership for Women. In 2019 Juliet was recognised by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s top 100 Women of Influence.

A highly engaging public speaker, Juliet has presented at hundreds of global conferences, including TEDx, APE and European Forum Alpbach. She holds a BA, LLB, LLM (Hons) and is a PhD candidate at Brunel University London.

Articles referred to in interview:

Six signature traits of inclusive leadership | Deloitte Insights

Aug 07, 202026:52
Episode 21 - Leadership Across The Legal Sector With Compassion & Empathy

Episode 21 - Leadership Across The Legal Sector With Compassion & Empathy

This episode is sponsored by CORE. How can you master self-care and lead your team?
After spending a total of nine years working for a mid-size law firm, first as a paralegal then as an associate attorney, Lisa left private practice to work for the Commonwealth of Kentucky first with the Office of the Attorney General and then for the Kentucky Department of Education. She worked for the KDE (and an associated education board) in various roles until she left state government to take a her current position as General Counsel for Kentucky State University.
Lisa is a dedicated, seasoned legal professional with experience in dealing with complex matters that cut across legal and related areas. Lisa understands the importance of anticipating issues and estimating risks in areas relating to safety, security, reputation, and compliance.

Lisa takes pride in her ability to support my client in a sustained effort to develop proactive solutions to complex problems that eliminate or mitigate risk while still advancing the organization’s business interest.
Aug 05, 202024:58
Episode 20 - The Leadership Journey from Neurosurgeon to Physician Entrepreneur

Episode 20 - The Leadership Journey from Neurosurgeon to Physician Entrepreneur

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. Have you considered a new modality for on-boarding your senior executives?

Dr. Katrina (Schreiber) Firlik, MD, is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at HealthPrize Technologies, a digital health company with a novel approach to improving medication adherence and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Katrina is a Neurosurgeon with multiple publications in neurosurgery literature.

Author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside, published by Random House.

Jul 31, 202032:54
Episode 19 - The Art & Science Of Leading The Way To Aging Well

Episode 19 - The Art & Science Of Leading The Way To Aging Well

This episode is sponsored by CORE. When was your last self-audit on your habits of thinking?

Annie is a holistic nutritionist, speaker and wellness coach.

As a healthy aging expert and nutritionist, Annie founded VEEV Health & Wellness to support smart and successful mid aged women to lose weight, sleep better and get even more out of life. An endurance athlete with 12 marathons and 3 Ironman triathlons under her belt, Annie lives what she preaches.

A prior 25+ year career as a brand consultant working with executives of Fortune 500 companies gave her a solid background to serve the wellness needs of those living busy lives. And for the past 19 years she has proudly lived the life as an entrepreneur.

She is a regular speaker to the media, corporations and lifestyle organizations on various topics of health and is a healthy aging expert.

Jul 29, 202030:05
Episode 18 - Innovative Intelligence - The Art and Practice Of Leading Sustainable Innovation In Your Organization

Episode 18 - Innovative Intelligence - The Art and Practice Of Leading Sustainable Innovation In Your Organization

This episode is sponsored by CORE. How can you disrupt your habits of thinking?

David S. Weiss, ICD.D is President and CEO of Weiss International Ltd., a firm specializing in innovation, leadership, and HR consulting for many Fortune 500, social enterprise and public-sector organizations. David has provided consulting on more than 1000 business and organizational projects on five continents including in Canada, USA, England, Holland, Paris, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Russia, China, Malaysia, Uganda, South Africa, and Chile. He delivered over 200 conference presentations and he has written over 50 journal and trade articles. He is the author or co-author of seven books including Innovative Intelligence (Publisher: Wiley, also available in Chinese and Persian) which was reported by CBC News as a “top 5 business book” in the year it was published and Leadership-Driven HR which was listed by the Globe & Mail Report on Business as a bestseller in the year it was published.

Previously, Affiliate Professor of Rotman School of Management, Senior Research Fellow at Queen’s University, and VP and Chief Innovation Officer in a multinational consulting firm, David currently teaches at four university executive development programs, including Rotman, Schulich, DeGroote and St, Mary’s University. David’s doctorate is from the University of Toronto and he has three Master’s degrees. He has been honoured by many organizations globally including by the Government of Canada with the “Distinguished Lecturer” certificate, by the Asia-Pacific HR Congress with the “HR Leadership Award,” by the Institute for Performance and Learning as the first lifetime “Fellow” in Canada, and by HRPA with the fourth lifetime designation of “Fellow HRPA.”

You can download many of David’s innovation articles at, read a comprehensive article about David’s innovative concepts at, and join over 10,000 followers of David’s on Twitter at @DrDavidWeiss.

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Jul 24, 202031:50
Episode 17 - Essential Ingredients For Leadership

Episode 17 - Essential Ingredients For Leadership

This episode is all about self-care! Is it time you mastered your self-care? 

Suzie Yorke is the CEO & Founder of Love Good Fats, Winner of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women & Top 100 Awards (Entrepreneurship). Suzie is a mom, a triathlete (11X Ironman Finisher), a yogi and Marketing Executive and now, on a fierce Mission to spread the word that fat is back and sugar is out.

Suzie always loved fats, but for years she avoided them because she had heard the “low fat” message for 40 years. So she neglected good nutrition, especially through stressful times in her life. Suzie was juggling work, being the mom-of-two-cool-kids job and triathlons/races, and that lifestyle did not jive well with low fat nutrition - her body and her health suffered.

Suzie has spent the last three years researching nutrition and uncovering misinformation about sugar and fats. this led me to create a delicious line of snacks so that North Americans can eat and enjoy good fats on the go! did I mention they are delicious?

Love Good Fats now has 6 ridiculously delicious bars and two new fat shakes. Loaded with good fats, low in sugar (1-2 gr only) and ridiculously delicious. Keto friendly (LCHF - Low Carbs High Fats) the bars are healthier nutrition: more energy, feel fuller longer and feel satisfied.

Suzie's brand Mission is to play a key role in getting North Americans eating more healthy fats, less sugar, feeling great about it and living healthier lives. Finally, fat is back!  Her brand will play a key role in getting North Americans eating more healthy fats, less sugar, feeling great about it and living healthier lives. Finally, fat is back!

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Jul 22, 202029:42
Episode 16 - How Physicians & Scientists Become Influential Leaders

Episode 16 - How Physicians & Scientists Become Influential Leaders

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - Looking to review your team? 

Rob Greenly is a savvy, experienced executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant.  He draws upon twenty years of corporate experience and ten years as a coach and consultant to help his clients maximize their leadership and organizational potential.  He applies expertise in leadership coaching, communications, conflict negotiation, team building, performance management, culture & organization change, and training to achieve consistent success for clients. Clients give Rob rave reviews for coaching them—and facilitating their teams—to navigate successfully in large, complex organizations. He draws upon his own firsthand experience as a senior leader and shares lessons-learned from his tenure as Vice President of Leadership and Organization Development—Boston Scientific, Director of OD and Training—Astra Pharmaceuticals, Director of Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Chief Administrative Officer for Human Resources—Putnam Investments. Rob has provided executive coaching and/or has developed and delivered programs in management, leadership, team building, organization development, and competency modeling with pragmatic applications, for a wide-range of biopharma/healthcare/medical device clients, including AstraZeneca, Biogen Idec, Covidien, Genzyme, Harvard-Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health, The Medicines Company, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Schering-Plough, and UMass Memorial Medical Center.  Also, Rob has coached or consulted to CVS/Pharmacies, General Electric, Harvard University, IBM, Liberty Mutual, Merrill Lynch, National Institutes of Corrections, Northeastern University, the US Navy, and others.

Rob's Website -

Jul 17, 202029:01
Episode 15 - Learning to Lead & Leading to Learn

Episode 15 - Learning to Lead & Leading to Learn

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Are you ready to become a master of your own self-care?

Katie Anderson is passionate about helping people around the world learn to lead and lead to learn. An internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and professional speaker, Katie is best known for her focus on helping individuals and organizations lead with intention. She works with leaders at all levels and with organizations of all sizes to connect and align their purposes, processes, and practices to achieve higher levels of performance.

Katie is a lifelong learner whose career has traversed through roles in academia, consulting, and healthcare operations and process improvement. She has deep expertise and experience leading and coaching change in a variety of industries, including healthcare, biotech, manufacturing, education, government, and information technology. Katie’s first non-fiction book “Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning” will be published in July 2020 (see link below).

A California native, Katie has lived in five other countries – including the UK, Australia, and Japan – and leads regular study trips to Japan for leaders looking to deepen their knowledge of lean practices and Japanese culture.

Katie holds a B.A. with honors from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Australia, where she received her Master's degree in public health from Sydney University. Katie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, nearly a dozen chickens and hundreds of daruma dolls. When she is not traveling around the world, you can find her in her backyard with her family, on a road bike traversing the hills of Northern California, or trying out new recipes in her kitchen.

Katie's Book Link -

Jul 15, 202027:18
Episode 14 - Consequence Management: Strategy Is Another Word For Choice

Episode 14 - Consequence Management: Strategy Is Another Word For Choice

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - Looking to review your team? Let's chat and assess a Team DNA Report. 

Rod is an Australian medical doctor, psychologist and business leader internationally well regarded in the fields of risk and safety, cultural transformation, organisational and leadership development. A globally experienced consultant, facilitator and speaker, Rod has worked with some of the world’s largest, most complex organisations on solving some of their more pressing problems.

Through his work he has designed strategies and implementation programs to undertake results driven business improvement addressing ‘people’ challenges associated with business transformation. In addition, he has provided executive coaching and advice to senior leaders, CEO's and Vice Chancellors for over 15 years. Until recently he was Global Leader for Capability, Culture and Change Management at the DuPont Corporation.

Rod has collaborated with clients in the fields of financial services, insurance, oil and gas, mining & resources, government as well as rail, engineering and FMCG. He has worked with many of Australia’s universities at the strategic level. He holds undergraduate qualifications in psychology from the University of Newcastle as well as a PhD from Sydney University. He has recently completed his lifelong dream of qualifying as a physician. He is a full member of the Australian and American Psychological Societies, the Australian Human Resources Institute as well as the International Society for Coaching Psychology.

Jul 10, 202026:47
Episode 13 - Leading The Way For A Healthy Work Environment

Episode 13 - Leading The Way For A Healthy Work Environment

This episode is sponsored by SHIFT.

Nancy Gowan is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Disability Management Professional working in Stay at Work/Return to Work. As President of Gowan Consulting she has assisted employers with the development of disability management strategies. She has presented at forums on accommodation and disability management. She is also involved with and chairs various committees addressing work-health issues. Among her many publications, dating back to 1990, Nancy coauthored “Ergonomics in Disability Management” in Ergonomics for Therapists, 3rd edition, 2007. She has written “A Human Resource Managers Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell, Thomson Reuter’s publications in 2010. The second edition of “Human Resource Guide to Managing Disability in the Workplace” with Carswell was published in 2016. Nancy provides training and support for employees in distress and is passionate about reducing the stigma around disability and particularly mental illness in the workplace.

Link to Nancy's Book

Jul 08, 202035:22
Episode 12 - Lead Differently. But How?

Episode 12 - Lead Differently. But How?

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - Looking to review your team?

Nicole Heimann is the Founder & CEO of Nicole Hiemann & Partners,  She is a Leadership Coach, Executive Team Coach,  Keynote Speaker, Thought Leader & Author.

Digitalisation present managers with a new set of challenges. Previous strategies no longer live up to human and technical demands. But how do you successfully lead an organisation in the digital age?

Nicole Heimann & Partners AG has dedicated itself to this central question. Through high-quality coaching, it helps top level individuals (Board of Directors, CEO, Executive Board) and their teams effectively adapt their thinking and actions to fit the requirements of the digital age.

The coaching strategy focuses on the development of a sustainable Leadership Alliance, the development of authentic leadership and focuses on the question of the purpose of work. These three elements enable a process of transformation, the effects of which can be seen both in the individual and in the corporate culture.

The coaching is based on the methods of renowned leadership experts such as the world’s leading leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith. They are also based on the experiences of the company’s founder and her team. Over the last 15 years, Nicole Heimann and her team have supported more than 2,000 managers in successfully building authentic and meaningful leadership habits. The measurable and long-lasting effects are proof of this.

Link for Nicole's book

Jul 03, 202034:04
Episode 11 - Leadership Framework: Finding A New Way to be Functional

Episode 11 - Leadership Framework: Finding A New Way to be Functional

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - Are you looking to assess your company's culture? Consider a DNA report. 

Tanya Tarr is founder and President of Cultivated Insights. Tanya is a behavioral scientist who studies how people make choices and how that can motivate behavioral change.

She spent nearly 20 years working in progressive politics. Half of that time was spent on the data-side of elections, where she analyzed millions pieces of data - including polling and historical voter history - to understand how to motivate voting behavior and persuasion on issues. The other half of her career was leader-facing. Tanya managed and mobilized hundreds of people during her career, as well as worked with dozens of candidates, elected officials and community leaders.

Tanya is a columnist and senior contributor with Forbes, where she covers negotiation technique, equal pay and the future of work. Over the years, Tanya has interviewed more than 200 CEOs, executives and women leaders making a positive impact in their industries.

Tanya is ranked as the #24 most influential voice on Twitter on gender equality and diversity, according to Onalytica. She is also founder of the Cultivated School, which offers on-going virtual workshops to entrepreneurs and careerists on the art and practice of negotiation. Her students hail from India, Nigeria, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. To date, 1,000+ people have participated in her interactive workshops.

Tanya’s career also includes working with military families and in national defense, right after the second major Iraq deployment. She designed and executed a readiness and cost-benefit study for the United States Army Reserve. Tanya has a master of science in performance measurement from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a certified master trainer by the Center for Effective Performance and is a certified coach via the State University of New York, Purchase.

Jul 01, 202038:52
Episode 10 - Physician Leaders - Deliverables, Metrics & Delegation

Episode 10 - Physician Leaders - Deliverables, Metrics & Delegation

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - Looking to review your team?

Dr. Paul Woods is a senior health care leader with a wide range of clinical and administrative experience in both Canada and the United States, highly regarded for his understanding of health system dynamics and proven ability to lead positive change in complex environments.

Jun 26, 202029:26
Episode 9 - Rx: Managing Health Care Teams With Effective Communication

Episode 9 - Rx: Managing Health Care Teams With Effective Communication

This episode is sponsored by Shift - Looking to have your team assessed to measure habits of thinking? Let's chat about a Team DNA report.

Cheryl Netterfield joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a medical student in 1991. She completed her Family Medicine residency and continued to work for the military for over 24 years. Her areas of medical interest include family medicine and occupational, sports, aviation and dive medicine. She proudly served her country in two overseas deployments and has worked in over five different provinces across Canada.

Recognizing the struggles of the healthcare system today, she is passionate about developing solutions to empower healthcare teams. She is the Founder and CEO of POMMe-Health, a digital healthtech company, providing a customizable communication platform for care teams managing complex patients. Every healthcare provider deserves the tools to empower them to work more efficiently. Every patient deserves the best healthcare team.


Company LinkedIn:

Jun 24, 202034:40
Episode 8 - Human Resources: People, Data & Analytic Trends

Episode 8 - Human Resources: People, Data & Analytic Trends

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. Is it time to revisit your self-care?

Tom Haak is the director of the HR Trend Institute. The HR Trend Institute follows, detects and encourages trends. In the people and organisation domain and in related areas. Where possible, the institute is also a trend setter. Tom is also the chief curator of The Museum of HR. Tom is considered to be one of the leading global HR thought leaders.

Jun 19, 202029:38
Episode 7 - Accountable Leaders: Inspire a Culture

Episode 7 - Accountable Leaders: Inspire a Culture

This episode is sponsored by Habit Finder - Want to see how you lead? Learn more here!

Vince Molinaro has dedicated his life to promoting both personal and organizational accountability in leadership cultures around the world. He experienced a defining moment early in his career when he saw a respected colleague and mentor succumb to a cancer she believed was the byproduct of a stressful, toxic work environment. As a result, Vince vowed to teach business leaders how to build successful organizations by increasing the accountability of their leaders.

Vince knows that leadership accountability is the key ingredient in building a strong, vibrant organizational culture. As a successful senior executive in one of the world’s top leadership development firms, Vince has made it his calling to confront weak and lame leadership. He shows leaders at all levels how to step up and fulfill their obligations and responsibilities as real leaders.

What sets Vince apart is that he’s no ivory-tower academic. As a forceful keynote speaker at conferences and corporate retreats, he translates first-hand experiences from the leadership trenches into practical advice on how leaders can confront and overcome their challenges and build strong leadership cultures.

You can purchase Dr. Vince Molinaro's book here

Jun 17, 202044:02
Episode 6 - Leadership Rx: Lead From The Inside Out

Episode 6 - Leadership Rx: Lead From The Inside Out

This episode is sponsored by the new online course SHIFT

Jill Craven is well known throughout the national healthcare system and has an extensive leadership background. She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Thames Valley Children’s Centre, a regional rehabilitation centre for children and youth with disabilities. Her previous work experience highlights include: Vice President, Pharmacy Services at Mohawk Medbuy Corporation in London; Director of the London Regional Cancer Program at London Health Sciences Centre and Director of Children’s Care at Children’s Hospital of London Health Sciences Centre. Jill graduated from the Leslie Dean Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and later received a Master’s Degree in Leadership from the University of Guelph. She is a licensed member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists and is Lean Healthcare Certified. Jill’s leadership passions include: ensuring the client and family voice is heard to improve client experience; developing others for leadership; enabling and supporting front line staff: evidence and quality based care; and building highly reliable and collaborative teams to support the client and family while being fiscally responsible and quality driven.

Jun 12, 202031:05
Episode 5 - Human Capital Is The Equation

Episode 5 - Human Capital Is The Equation

This episode is sponsored by the new online course SHIFT.

Nkechi - You can learn to pronounce her beautiful name HERE

Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson is an experienced Information Technology professional with more than 20 years in the I.T. space, she has held a variety of progressively senior roles within various organizations including Director, Data Center Operations at Rogers Communications; Delivery Project Executive at IBM; and most recently, Associate Vice President, Segment Technology Executive at TD Bank Group -- but this is not all. Nkechi is an entrepreneur, author, professional bodybuilder and inspirational speaker, whose "You Matter" speech went viral with over 5 million views, and shared over 20,000 times, worldwide. She has a magnetic personality that serves everyone she meets in the most uplifting way.

In her current role as Associate Vice President, Technology at TD Bank Group, she leads all infrastructure delivery needs for the Channels Technology Solutions (CTS) segment portfolio.

A graduate of Concordia University, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science. In addition, she completed a Financial Acumen Executive MBA Program at Rotman's School of Management.

An advocate for helping others, she is founder and CEO of Empowered in My Skin (EIMS)Inc., a grassroot organization that is focused on Personal Brand development, helping people maximize their true potential and become leaders in every aspect of their lives. She runs workshops, delivers talks, organizes, and hosts motivational events in support of this objective. She launched a podcast, this February, called "Own Your Thrive", which is available on most Podcast apps.

Jun 10, 202033:24
Episode 4 - The Principle & Shift of Ease

Episode 4 - The Principle & Shift of Ease

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - New online course! 

Dave Blanchard is the CEO of The Og Mandino Companies and Habit Finder. He is the author of three books, Today I Begin a New Life, The Observer’s Chair, and Equanimity—conquering Mt. Entrepreneur. He is also the creator of the Habit Finder Assessment and Coaching Program.

Dave is married to his sweetheart, Ramona. They just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. They have seven children and twenty-seven grandchildren.

Jun 05, 202037:28
Episode 3 - Heart-Centered Leadership Is Always In Style!

Episode 3 - Heart-Centered Leadership Is Always In Style!

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - New online course! 

Paul Kezin has had a career retailer with 30 years of experience leading people and building strong businesses in fashion retail.

He started part-time as a sales associate with Gap Inc. and spanning 26 years he worked his way through to senior executive roles including several years experience in Japan where he was the General Manager for Banana Republic Japan. Paul has been fortunate to be able to have two countries to call home as he has spent half of his career in Canada and half in Japan. Over the past 4 years he was Chief Commercial Officer with Cole Haan Japan, and most recently working to expand on his leadership skill set and experiences to offer consulting services.

The international experience Paul has gained, has further refined his inclusive leadership style, appreciating and understanding how to balance the varied needs of stakeholders across cultures and geographies.

Paul prides himself on being an attentive listener, collaborator, and influencer; using these skills to nurture relationships, bring brands to life, contribute to business expansion, and deliver results. He believes in leading from the heart and always work with authenticity, honesty, empathy, integrity and transparency, since these qualities lead to an open culture and a safe environment for people to learn, grow, and perform.

In his free time (when not locked down), Paul loves to spend time with his family, to travel and explore, and to stay active through sport and exercise.

Jun 03, 202027:39
Episode 2 - Are You Able To Look In The Mirror?

Episode 2 - Are You Able To Look In The Mirror?

This episode is sponsored by the new online course SHIFT.

Victoria Fabio is the Vice President, People & Culture at Boqueria Restaurants in New York City.

Victoria has 20 plus years of experience in the luxury boutique hospitality environment focused on people and development. Having supported brands like Four Seasons, Soho House , Sydell Group, Boqueria  and Kimpton, Victoria has mastered and specializes in driving the strategic partnership between People  and Operations that encourages great culture, relationships and a solid foundation.

May 29, 202035:52
May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

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May 28, 202000:36
Episode 1 - Are you a Heart-Centered Leader?

Episode 1 - Are you a Heart-Centered Leader?

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting Inc. - New online course! 

Susan Steinbrecher, an internationally acclaimed executive coach, speaker and author, is president and CEO of Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc. a management consulting firm that provides professional development services in the areas of executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership training. 

Susan works with senior executives and their organizations to develop and implement innovative and profit-building solutions to address the challenges of leadership, operations, human resources and training. The company recently launched Meaningful Alignment -- a program committed to healing the social divide, one conversation at a time. Meaningful Alignment provides the tools and training to handle high stakes interactions when emotions run high, and viewpoints differ. 

Susan’s expertise has positively impacted companies worldwide, including Aaron’s, ABC Companies, Bank of America, BNSF Railway, Bell Helicopter, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Brinker International, BP, Capital One, Concentra, CVS/Caremark, Delta Airlines, Disney Worldwide Services, Hilton Worldwide, Marriott, Miraval Spa and Resorts, Hyatt, Raising Cane’s, Seneca Gaming and Starbucks Coffee Company. 

Susan's Book -

May 27, 202030:11