Recent Guests

Bill Tibbo
Bill Tibbo

President & CEO
Bill Tibbo & Associates
http://www.billtibbo.com/

? Throughout the past 30 years Bill, President and CEO of Bill Tibbo & Associates, has provided consulting services to hundreds business leaders in many of North America’s Fortune 500 corporations, as well as a complete spectrum public sector organizations.

? As a Corporate Clinical Consultant and Disaster Management Specialist, Bill has had the honour of leading Post Disaster Debriefing teams after a variety of crises.

? Best Selling Author of Leadership in the Eye of the Storm Released November 2016

? Today Bill continues to consult regularly with international business leaders, insurance companies, entrepreneurs, professional athletes and government groups, including the United Nations, as they endeavor to stabilize their organizations both before and after crisis situations.

? He and his team serve as the Primary Clinical Consultants to the OPP, Hamilton Police Service, Halton Police Service and Peel Police Service as well as all of the Air Traffic Team(Show Full Bio) for NAV CANADA

? Bill is a cofounder of Camp FACES a summer camp for Family and Children of Emergency Service Workers

? Finally, Bill Tibbo & Associates work closely with Canada’s Aboriginal communities as it pertains to the Indian Residential Schools and designed and lead the Health Team for the First National Truth and Reconciliation Event in Winnipeg

Episode: 7/20/2017 @7:00 PM


Tim Clifford
Tim Clifford

President and CEO
Frontline Education
http://www.frontlineeducation.com/

Tim Clifford is President and CEO of Frontline Education. With deep technology industry expertise, Tim has a formidable leadership track record as an accomplished start-up, growth state, turn around and large company executive.

Tim’s experience in cloud software, tech-enabled business process outsourcing and big data analytics comes from extensive work in enterprise markets with clients of all sizes, from sole proprietors to the largest global companies, as well as state and U.S. government agencies.

Before joining Frontline Education, Tim was a corporate officer and co-president of Automatic Data Processing (ADP:NYSE) National Accounts, a $2.5 billion human capital management software and services business serving the largest U.S. companies.

Prior to their acquisition by ADP, Tim was co-founder and CEO of Workscape, Inc., a pioneering cloud software provider to the human capital management industry. Launched in 1998, Workscape was one of the first web-based HR sof(Show Full Bio)tware providers at the enterprise level. Their groundbreaking work to digitize human resources was instrumental in shaping the industry and yielded lasting effects on the way global HCM platforms are run to this day.

Tim also brings school council and board of trustees’ experience to the Frontline education team. He sat on the first school council enacted after former Governor Romney’s reform mandated council formations for schools across Massachusetts. He continues his work with education organizations as a guest lecturer on entrepreneurism at Northeastern University’s School of Law. Tim’s recent appointments include Independent Director with the Insperity Board of Directors and a member of the MassBay Board of Trustees, appointed by Massachusetts Governor Baker.

A former U.S. National Team and national champion oarsmen, Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Northeastern University.

Twitter - @thelineK12

Episode: 7/20/2017 @8:00 PM


John Deasy
John Deasy

Editor-in-Chief
The Line
http://www.thelinek12.com/

John is Editor-in-Chief of The Line, a new publication for those on the front line of education, social justice and innovation.

He is also founding partner of Cambiar and CEO of Reset. Reset is an organization dedicated to dismantling the cycles of poverty, court-involvement and unemployment by creating a positive, 24/7 learning environment where young people prepare for long-term stability and success.

John was formerly superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District. As head of LA schools – the nation’s second largest school district – John championed a “youth first” agenda credited with reversing the district’s school-to-prison pipeline, raising academic achievement and helping more students graduate ready for college and the workplace. After retiring as superintendent, John committed to changing the state of corrections in America. From his perspective, the insanity of mass incarceration and legacy of non-redemptive correctional actions, in a country with the (Show Full Bio)highest number of prisoners per capita in the world, demands leadership.

John was the Deputy Director of Education at the Gates Foundation from 2009-2010. Prior to that, he served as superintendent in Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District in California and Coventry Public Schools in Rhode Island. John was Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year in 2001 and a high school principal and teacher.

John earned his master’s degree in Education Administration from Providence College and Ph.D. in Education Administration and Policy from the University of Louisville. He was a Broad Fellow, Aspen Institute Moderator and Aspen Entrepreneur in Education Fellow.


Twitter - @thelineK12

Episode: 7/20/2017 @8:00 PM


Saikat Chaudhuri
Saikat Chaudhuri

Executive Director, Professor
Mack Institute for Innovation, Wharton School of Business

Saikat Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has consulted for a range of technology-based companies on acquisition and other corporate growth strategies and has provided expert witness testimony in legal cases involving technology acquisition transactions. In addition, he has advised the Indian government on IT-based economic development opportunities.

His research examines operational drivers of performance in innovation-targeted acquisitions, based on multi-method field research with leading telecommunications, software and other high-technology companies. He investigates challenges, effective management practices, and implications for firm boundaries of R&D and product development outsourcing projects, based on field research with leading service providers.

He has spoken at various corporate and industry events, including the Agilent Technologies Learning Forum and the Greater Boston High-Tech Ass(Show Full Bio)ociation Breakfast Connection Series.

Professor Chaudhuri holds a BS and BSE from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSE from Stanford University, and a DBA from Harvard University.

Episode: 7/13/2017 @7:00 PM


Harbir Singh
Harbir Singh

Mack Professor of Management; Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Vice Dean, Global Initiatives; Co-Author of "The Strategic Leader's Roadmap: 6 Steps for Integrating Leadership and Technology" and "The India Way"
The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Harbir Singh has served as past Chairperson of the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management and Chairperson of Wharton’s Management Department. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading management journals. His research on the role of cultural distance in explaining the choice of entry mode by multinationals won the “JIBS Decade Award”, presented by the Journal of International Business Studies. He has also received the Strategic Management Society’s Award for Outstanding Research. He is a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society, the premier professional body for research in Strategy, and was named its Dean in 2015. Harbir has taught extensively in Wharton’s multiple degree programs. He is on the Academic Advisory Board of the Indian School of Business, and has been a Visiting Professor at the London Business School and Bocconi University, Italy. He has worked with companies such as Glaxo Smithkline, Verizon, Cisco, and the Aditya Birla Group(Show Full Bio) on issues relating to strategy, alliances, and acquisitions.

Books - https://www.amazon.com/Strategic-Leaders-Roadmap-Integrating-Leadership/dp/1613630778/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480453493&sr=1-1
https://www.amazon.com/India-Way-Business-Revolutionizing-Management/dp/1422147592/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480453493&sr=1-3

Episodes: 7/13/2017 @7:00 PM, 12/8/2016 @7:00 PM


Ethan Rafuse
Ethan Rafuse

Professor of Military History
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/cgsc

Ethan S. Rafuse received a Ph.D. in history and political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and worked as a park ranger at Manassas National Battlefield and the Harry S Truman National Historic Site. Since 2004, he has been a member of the faculty at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is a professor of military history. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of eleven books, including McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union, Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865, and Corps Commanders in Blue: Union Major Generals in the Civil War.

Episode: 7/13/2017 @8:30 PM


Dan Rather
Dan Rather

CEO; Former News Anchor and Managing Editor on CBS; Host of Dan Rather's America on SiriusXM 102
News and Guts
http://t.co/rn0RB8jTqt

With a famed and storied career that has spanned more than six decades, Dan Rather has earned his place as one of the world’s best-known journalists. He has interviewed every president since Eisenhower and, over that time, personally covered almost every important dateline in the United States and around the world. Rather joined CBS News in 1962. He quickly rose through the ranks, and in 1981 he assumed the position of Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News-a post he held for 24 years. His reporting across the network helped turn 60 Minutes into an institution, launched 48 Hours as an innovative news magazine program, and shaped countless specials and documentaries.

Upon leaving CBS, Rather returned to the in-depth reportinghe always loved, creating the Emmy Award winning Dan Rather Reports on HDNet. Now, building upon that foundation, he is president and CEO of News and Guts, an independent production company he founded that specializes in high-quality non-fiction (Show Full Bio)content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels.

Dan Rather will be hosting a new show exclusively on SiriusXM 102 entitled "Dan Rather's America" Tuesdays at 10AM EST.

Twitter - @DanRather

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Episode: 7/13/2017 @8:00 PM


Peter Dean
Peter Dean

Founder and President; Co-Author of "The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential strategies, Tips and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath"
The Leader's Edge/Leaders by Design
http://the-leaders-edge.com

In 1986 Leaders By Design was founded as an organizational consulting and executive coaching firm (Known first as Excellence By Design) by Peter J. Dean to primarily address the needs of senior executive in leadership and to advance their understanding of the impact of their leadership on others and the organization. LBD merged with The Leaders Edge in 2006. The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design (TLE/LBD) is a leadership development and executive coaching firm, dedicated to helping boards, C-suite executives and high-potential leaders further develop their skills in order to advance in their organizations. Peter, as one of three owners of TLE/LBD, runs Leaders By Design. With over 30 years of national and international experience in the industry, Peter bases his executive coaching and consulting on current reviews of literature and research from the ever-expanding field of leadership development and the best practices in character development and executive coaching. Leaders By Design h(Show Full Bio)elps executives recognize and understand the intricacies inherent in global leadership and dealing with change across cultures and sub-cultures. Peter is sought out regularly for his knowledge as seen in some selected experiences below:

• Hired by boards to assess and coach C-Suite executives (CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs etc) to upscale the impact of their leadership;

• Hired by boards to help CFOs expand their comprehension of leadership to be eligible for the CEO spot;

• Hired to head up a strategic planning project for whole systems using future search conferences;

• Coached internationally to help corporate executives to improve executive presence and influence via a stakeholder strategy;

• Comprehensive approach to assessment, design, development, delivery and evaluation for international executive coaching;

SELECTED CLIENT COMPANIES FROM 1986 to 2016 INCLUDE: Shire, AstraZeneca, J&J, IBC, BMS, Comcast, Shriners Hospitals, Lincoln Financial Group, Rohm & Hass, HBO, Omnicom, Unisys, DuPont, BCBS, Microsoft, GM, GSK, Sprint, Motorola, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Lockheed-Martin, American Airlines, National Security Agency, WAWA, ARAMARK, US Trust, Merrill-Lynch, Morgan Stanley, United Way of South East Pennsylvania, Rockwell International, Wilmington Trust, Aria Health, Nasdaq, MetLife, Sloane Kettering, Chubb, KPMG, and SAP.

He has designed year-long programs in leadership development for Avionics Division, Rockwell International; Information Engineering Associates, DuPont; KPMG, Aria Health and Penn Medicine.

Dr. Dean worked in Europe and Asia for 8 years and has lectured, consulted and/or coached in 14 countries. His articles have been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Performance Improvement Quarterly, Performance Improvement Journal, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, Australian Journal of Educational Technology, Financial Times, Philadelphia Business Journal, Wealth and Retirement Planner, and GAMA International Journal.

For over ten years, he was a lecturer in Communication, Ethics and Leadership at The Wharton School and the Fels Center of Government both at The University of Pennsylvania. Also, Peter held the O. Alfred Granum Chair in Management at The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania where he was a Management and Leadership professor and ran the MSM in Leadership graduate degree program. In addition, he has been on the faculty at Fordham University, University of Tennessee, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Iowa. Peter holds his Ph.D. in Learning Psychology and Human Resources Management from the University of Iowa and a MS degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was Editor in Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly from 1996 to 2002. In 1994, he edited the book Performance Engineering at Work; co-authored an instructional manual for the book Managing Business Ethics; co-edited four books in the Performance Improvement Pathfinder series in 1997; and co-edited The Physician’s Essential MBA. He co-authored the book Philosophy and Practice of Learning, Performance and Change in 2001 and authored Leadership for Everyone published by McGraw-Hill in 2005. Breaking Into the Boys’ Club came out in May 2009. His 2012 book is The Coachable Leader. His latest book with co-author Molly Shepard, is entitled, The Bully-Proof Workplace.

Peter was the recipient of the 1999 Outstanding Faculty Member for the Physician Executive MBA Program offered on the internet by the University of Tennessee; the 1995 MBA Core Curriculum Cluster Teaching Award at The Wharton School; and the 1993 Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State University at Great Valley.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Bully-Proof-Workplace-Essential-Strategies-Sociopath/dp/1259859665

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/23/2017 @7:00 PM


Molly Shepard
Molly Shepard

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer; Co-Author of "The Bully-Proof Workplace: Essential strategies, Tips and Scripts for Dealing with the Office Sociopath"
The Leader's Edge/Leaders by Design
http://the-leaders-edge.com

Molly D. Shepard is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leader’s Edge™, LLC, a company dedicated to the advancement of executive and high-potential women. She has more than twenty years’ experience in career counseling, leadership development, executive coaching and executive search. Through her leadership as Chairman, President and Co-founder of Manchester Inc., one of the world’s largest career development consulting firms, she helped develop the highest standards of excellence in program design and delivery. Manchester became one of the nation’s top human resources consulting firms helping thousands of people a year transition into new jobs and reach their potential as leaders under her guidance.

Prior to co-founding Manchester Inc. in 1983, Molly was Regional Vice President for Hay Career Consultants, a division of The Hay Group. Prior to joining Hay, Ms. Shepard was Vice President of Diversified Search, Inc., a Philadelphia-based executive search firm. Early in(Show Full Bio) her career, Molly was Director of Admissions and a member of the executive committee of the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia.

In addition to managing her company and raising three children, Molly has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of The American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Keystone Financial Inc., Keystone Bank N.A., Rosemont College, Liberty Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Equimark Corporation, the Kimmel Center, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Board of Overseers and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. She is currently active as: Chairman Emeritus of The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Chairman Emeritus of WHYY Inc., President Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Women’s Forum, and is Vice Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Molly is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society–Greater Delaware Valley Chapter and WHYY Inc.

In 1998, Molly was awarded the American Heart Association’s Heart of Philadelphia Award for her leadership and dedication to the community. In 2001, she received the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Paradigm Award as the outstanding woman business leader of the year and won the Pennsylvania Best 50 Women in Business Award. In 2003, Molly was honored by the March of Dimes as a Montgomery County Woman of Achievement. Molly was the recipient of the 2004 Beta Gamma Sigma Award from the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, and in 2005, the recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction Award. In 2006, she received the Trailblazer Award from Philadelphia Magazine and the Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award from United Way. Most recently, Molly was honored as the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s 2008 Woman Caring About What Matters Award for her work and dedication to their women’s initiatives.

Molly published her first book, Stop Whining and Start Winning (Penguin 2005), which deftly exposes the roadblocks that keep women from reaching the top of the corporate ladder—and offers eight powerful strategies to overcome these hurdles and be more successful. It is a valuable resource for women—helping them understand their business culture, work through the challenges, balance work and home life, and get ahead without sacrificing their unique style and identity. Her second book, Breaking Into the Boys’ Club, comes out in May 2009.

Molly holds a B.A. from Wheaton College, a Masters degree in Psychological Services and Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania, a MSM in Leadership from The American College, and in May 2006 received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from West Chester University.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Bully-Proof-Workplace-Essential-Strategies-Sociopath/dp/1259859665

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/23/2017 @7:00 PM


Scott Thomson
Scott Thomson

Chief
Camden County Police

John Scott Thomson (J. Scott) was sworn in as chief of the Camden County Police Department on May 1, 2013. Prior to that, he had served as chief of the former Camden Police Department since 2008. Chief Thomson has provided testimony for the President’s Task Force Report on 21st Century Policing on using community policing to reduce crime. He has served as the Chairman of the Philadelphia/Camden High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.  He sits on the Board of Advisors for the New York University School of Law’s Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and The American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law – Police Investigations. He is an Executive Fellow for the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Harvard University Law Enforcement Summit Executive Leadership Group. Chief Thomson holds an M.A. in Education from Seton Hall University and a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University.

Episodes: 7/6/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/23/2017 @8:00 PM


Peter Vanham
Peter Vanham

Business writer based in Belgium, who has been a contributor to The Financial Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer, writing on global economies and businesses

Episodes: 6/29/2017 @8:00 PM, 2/9/2017 @8:00 PM


William Sargent
William Sargent

CEO
Framestore
https://www.framestore.com/

William was born in Dublin, raised in Rio de Janeiro, educated by nuns there, before being returned to the Jesuits at Clongowes, Ireland.

Walking into the Front Square at Trinity College Dublin as a 15 year old led to a business degree and emigration to London in keeping with his generation for whom jobs were scarce in Ireland.

His business instincts were honed during Trinity working with the music scene helping rent equipment to all sorts - from the Chieftains and Thin Lizzy to the Lesson Street club scene.

William co-founded Framestore in 1986 and led its rise from an award winning commercials house to world renowned film and digital studio based in London, New York, LA, Montreal and Beijing.

During that time the company has worked on all the Harry Potter films (and the new JK Rowling 'Fantastic Beasts') , Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Paul King’s Paddington, and Dr Strange.

William and his team have won all the (Show Full Bio)major creative awards including 2 Oscars (7 nominations), British Academy, Primetime Emmys, D&AD, Royal Television Society and most recently over 80 global awards for the newest format Virtual Reality.

In addition to leading Spitting Image he has also produced a number of award winning films and television productions for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Equally at home in Hollywood and government, he was Permanent Secretary, Regulatory Reform, at the Cabinet Office, Board Director of HM Treasury, is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and Governor of Southbank Centre. Honours include a PhD (Hon) from University of Kent, a CBE in 2004 and knighthood from the Queen in 2008.

Episodes: 6/29/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/9/2017 @7:00 PM


Carmine Gallo
Carmine Gallo

Author of “The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch on and Others Don’t”
http://gallocommunications.com/books/talk-like-ted-2/

Carmine is also the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Talk Like TED. A former CNN business anchor, Gallo is an internationally admired communication expert who has worked with leaders at such companies as: Accenture, Intel, Pfizer, Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Google, Microsoft, and many others. He is a columnist for Forbes.com and Entrepreneur.com, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, and ABC’s 20/20. He heads GALLO Communications in California, where he resides with his wife and family.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Secret-Speakers-Business-Legends/dp/1250071550

Episode: 6/22/2017 @8:00 PM


Chris Fussell
Chris Fussell

Partner; Former Navy Seal; Author of "One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams"
McChrystal Group
https://www.mcchrystalgroup.com

Chris Fussell is a former Navy SEAL Officer and current partner at McChrystal Group, a premier leadership and management consulting firm founded by General Stanley McChrystal. Fussell leads the company's Leadership Institute, bringing his Special Operations experience and his expertise in cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing within large, dispersed organizations. He first worked with General McCrystal while stationed in Iraq, and he coauthored the New York Times bestseller, Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement in a Complex World, with General McChrystal. He serves as a Senior Fellow for National Security at New America, is a Fellow and teacher at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also actively involved in several non-profits dedicated to helping veterans and their families, and holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/One-Miss(Show Full Bio)ion-Leaders-Build-Teams/dp/0735211353

Episode: 6/22/2017 @7:00 PM


Louis J. DeGennaro
Louis J. DeGennaro

President and Cheif Executive Officer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., was named president and chief executive officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in September 2014 and now leads the operations of this $300 million cancer patient advocacy agency with headquarters in White Plains, New York.

A critical member of the executive leadership team, he joined LLS in 2005 and was named chief mission officer in 2009, with responsibility for leadership of LLS’s mission functions of research, patient access, education, public policy and advocacy. Dr. DeGennaro is recognized as the key architect of LLS’s cures and access agenda to help save lives of blood cancer patients as well as the LLS Therapy Acceleration Program® - a venture philanthropy endeavor that defined the role of nonprofit organizations in supporting drug discovery and development with the biotechnology industry.
Dr. DeGennaro has more than 25 years of research, drug development and executive management experience in academic and private sector settings.(Show Full Bio) He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California at San Francisco and did his post-doctoral research at the Yale University School of Medicine. His previous academic appointments include research group leader, Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany (where his laboratory was among the first to clone genes expressed exclusively in the nervous system), and associate professor of neurology and cell biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Dr. DeGennaro's private-sector positions include senior director of molecular genetics at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, N.J., where his department contributed to the development of pantoprazole (Protonix®) to treat acid reflux disease, Effexor (Venlafaxine®) for anxiety and depression, and Mylotarg® for leukemia; executive vice president for research and development, SynX Pharma, Inc. in Toronto, Canada, where he was responsible for the development of a point-of-care diagnostic test for congestive heart failure; and research manager at Streck, Inc., Omaha, Neb., where he helped develop an FDA-cleared diagnostic test for AIDS/HIV.

Dr. DeGennaro was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2012 to serve as a member of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Advisory Council and the Cures Acceleration Network Review Board at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also serves on the Boards of BioTheryX, Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company, and the Health Research Alliance, a consortium of non-profit funders of research.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @7:00 PM


Timothy Connors
Timothy Connors

Captain (Retired)
United States Coast Guard


Timothy Connors is a 1988 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Finance, and he earned his law degree from the University of San Diego in 2001

Timothy began his Coast Guard career as the Principal Assistant Legal Officer for the 17th Coast Guard District in Juneau, Alaska.

During the course of his career, he has held a variety of positions, including Chief of the Claims and Litigation Branch at Coast Guard Headquarters where he worked on preparations for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill litigation.

Prior to retiring, Timothy served as the Staff Judge Advocate/Chief Counsel for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. In this role, he led a team of fifteen attorneys in providing legal advice to the Department of Defense Command and the Joint Canadian-US Command.

Timothy's military decorations are numerous and include: the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, (Show Full Bio)the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal!

Timothy retired from the United States Coast Guard in October of 2015 after a 26 year career, and now you run your own private law practice.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @8:00 PM


David Woods
David Woods

Rear Admiral (Retired)
United States Navy
http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio_ret.asp?bioID=534

David Woods was commissioned as an Ensign in May 1981 following graduation from the United States Naval Academy, and he earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in April 1983.

David's last assignment was as Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific responsible for the advanced training and deployment certification of all Pacific Fleet deployers.

His operational and combat flying tours included five Electronic Attack squadron assignments. He is recognized as Electronic Warfare expert. He retired from the Navy after completing more than 32 years on active duty.

And now, David is the Senior Vice President of Strike with Burdeshaw an Insignia Consulting Group Company where he works with clients from the defense industry.

Episode: 6/15/2017 @8:00 PM


Katlyn Grasso
Katlyn Grasso

CEO & Founder
GenHERation
http://www.genheration.com

Katlyn Grasso is the founder and CEO of GenHERation. In her role as CEO, she has created the GenHERation Summer Leadership Series, developed original GenHERation webisodes, and grown the GenHERation community toKatlyn Grasso more than 60,000 members.

She is a recent graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she received a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in finance and strategic globalization. She is one of the inaugural recipients of the President’s Engagement Prize created by Dr. Amy Gutmann at the University of Pennsylvania. This award provides graduating seniors with $150,000 to develop innovative projects that have the potential to change the world.

Katlyn is a Seventeen Power Girl and was also named to the magazine’s list of “Real Girls Doing Amazing Things.” Katlyn was selected to participate in the 2015 Millennial Trains Project, a cross country trip for 25 social innovators from around the world sponsored by NBCUniversal. Durin(Show Full Bio)g the journey, she was named one of the “5 Innovators to Look Out for on the 2015 Millennial Trains Project” by Innovator’s Peak. After the trip, she was awarded a 2015 Impact Grant from NBCUniversal to produce webisodes of the GenHERation Summer Leadership Series 2015 as one of the most innovative, socially-impactful projects that came out of this year’s journey. She was featured on the cover of Philly Biz Magazine as the youngest woman on the “Women to Watch” list.

Katlyn is a serial entrepreneur who has started two nonprofit organizations, the dance exercise program Tap for Tots, and a technology commercialization venture. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of the Advancement of Girls at the Agnes Irwin School. Katlyn is a frequent television and radio contributor and has appeared on CNBC, NBC New York, NBC Washington, D.C., SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio Los Angeles, and Kiss 104.1.Originally from Hamburg, New York, Katlyn is now a bicoastal entrepreneur spending her time between New York City, Philadelphia, and California.

During her time at Penn, she was the Managing Practice Leader of the Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She was responsible for managing the daily operations of the High Impact Growth Consulting Program, which included overseeing the work of more than 60 undergraduate and MBA students and 80 cases per year. Within an 18 month period, she helped the SBDC team generate $30 million in revenue and new investments for their clients. She was a founding team member of the SBDC’s Accelerator Program and served as the CEO of the Women’s Vertical. In recognition of her contributions to the Wharton SBDC, Katlyn received the 2014 Wells Fargo Distinguished Leadership Award.

In addition to her work at the Wharton SDBC, Katlyn served as the Co-President of Wharton Ambassadors, a member of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program, a Neff Entrepreneurial Intern Fellow, a Wharton Peer Advising Fellow, a Turner Social Impact Society Intern Fellow, a National Student Ambassador for Women in Toys, and a member of Soundworks Tap Factory. She was honored with several awards at Penn, including the 2015 Wharton Vice Dean’s Award of Service, 2015 Wharton Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, 2015 Penn Student Award of Merit, 2014 Wharton Venture Award, 2014 Snider Seed Award, 2014 Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE) Grant Award, 2014 Trustees’ Council of Penn Women Grant Award, 2014 Women in Toys Scholarship recipient for being a promising female student entrepreneur, 2013-2015 Wharton Innovation Fund Grant, 2013 Wharton Social Impact Initiative Research Grant, and the 2013 Herbert S. Steuer Memorial Prize as one of the most outstanding Wharton students in scholarship, personality, and leadership.

Katlyn is an avid researcher and has conducted international research on girl’s leadership development. She has interviewed more than 1,500 girls, 200 executives, and 100 educators across all 50 states, 9 countries, and 4 continents. She created the Leadership Camp for Girls 2013 to test her research hypotheses. As a recipient of the 2014 Wharton SIRE Grant, she studied how girls’ consumption of media influences leadership development in the 21st century. She completed an independent study with Wharton’s Vice Dean of Social Impact to analyze female leadership development through a literature review. In spring 2015, she worked with Wharton’s Management Department to organize an analysis of the global venture capital industry.

Katlyn speaks nationally about entrepreneurship, technology, and the advancement of women. She has been a featured speaker at the Kronos Women’s Forum, Leading for Change Conference, Forbes CMO Excursion, Heads Network Annual Meeting, Young Entrepreneur’s Academy CEO Round Table, the Sea Crest School’s Innovators’ Symposium, Nichols College Institute for Women’s Leadership, and has introduced a presidential candidate for the 2016 election. Her work has been featured in national media outlets, including Seventeen, Forbes, NBCUniversal, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, Yahoo Travel, Penn Current, Penn Gazette, Philadelphia Daily News, Philly.com, Technically Philly, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Innovator’s Peak, Idea Forge, Washington Times, Miami Herald, Catalyst, The WALK Magazine, CollegeFashionista, Neon Tommy, Macaroni Kid, Poets & Quants, Knowledge@Wharton High School, Wharton International Business Review, and Wharton Magazine.

Episodes: 6/8/2017 @8:00 PM, 5/19/2016 @7:00 PM


Rev. Charles L. Howard
Rev. Charles L. Howard

University Chaplain; Author of "Pond River Ocean Rain: Find Peace in the Storms of Life"
University of Pennsylvania
http://www.upenn.edu/chaplain/

The Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD is the University Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. Prior to his return to Penn, he served as a chaplain in hospice and hospital and as a street outreach worker to individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia. His writing has been featured in such publications as Black Arts Quarterly, Black Theology: An International Journal, Daily Good, Urban Cusp, Sojourners Magazine, Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Huffington Post, and Slate.

He is the author of The Souls of Poor Folk, The Awe and The Awful, Black Theology as Mass Movement, and most recently Pond River Ocean Rain.

He shares life with his beloved wife, Dr. Lia C. Howard and their three daughters.

Twitter - @Chaz_Howard
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KAQNZTG/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 6/8/2017 @7:00 PM


Maryellen Dugan
Maryellen Dugan

Commercial Leader
GlaxoSmithKline
https://www.gsk.com

is tenured Commercial leader within GSK and she is currently on a special assignment leading the implementation of new financial planning platform for the GSK’s US business. In this role Maryellen leads a cross functional team across the US business in preparation for the transition to one global platform in 2018. Maryellen has over 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles in Sales, Marketing and Commercial Operations. Maryellen earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia and completed the GSK Transformational Leadership Program for Executives at the Wharton School of Business. Maryellen is based in the Philadelphia office at the Navy Yard.

Episode: 6/8/2017 @8:30 PM


Tonya Adkins
Tonya Adkins

Product Marketing Director
GlaxoSmithKline
https://www.gsk.com

Tonya Adkins has nearly 15 years of experience at GlaxoSmithKline in multiple roles across sales, training, and marketing in various business units. In her current role, she is a Product Marketing Manager who is responsible for helping to develop and implement strategy and tactics for the pediatric portfolio vaccines through multiple channels. Prior to working for GSK, Tonya worked as a Contracts Manager at a national staffing firm for 5 years. Whether it is launching a product that brings value to our customers and patients or helping someone find that perfect job, being able to work in roles that have a positive impact on people is important to her. Tonya says her main purpose in life is serving others in the community. She believes that we all can make a difference by giving back, and one of the best ways to give back includes empowering others with both the belief in themselves and skills needed to make a difference in their own lives. Tonya says that she feels lucky everyday to(Show Full Bio) work for such a wonderful company like GSK where she is able combine her love for helping others while at work and partner with exciting organizations like GenHERation.

Episode: 6/8/2017 @8:30 PM


Paul Schaut
Paul Schaut

CEO
Label Insight
https://www.labelinsight.com/

Paul Schaut is a serial CEO turned professional board director for the past nine years, experienced in working with public and private companies anchored in technology and the convergence of digital with traditional marketing, at various stages of company lifecycles. His current board engagements include Label Insight, Aginity, Share This, Zumobi, Omnilync and Fluid.

He brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing and executive management experience coupled with a deep expertise in technology, digital and mobile marketing industries. His portfolio of board services help CEO’s and investors leverage my operational experience and network to assist in board and/or management alignment, business development expansion, M&A, strategy and execution along with the many other daily challenges faced by CEO’s.

Episode: 6/1/2017 @7:00 PM


Pat Harned
Pat Harned

CEO
Ethics and Compliance Initiative
https://www.ethics.org/

Dr. Patricia J. Harned is chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). Dr. Harned oversees ECI’s research agenda and its networking and conference events. She also directs outreach efforts to policymakers and federal enforcement agencies in Washington, D.C., and speaks and writes frequently as an expert on ethics in the workplace, corporate governance and global integrity. Dr. Harned advises CEOs and directors on effective ways to build an ethical culture and promote integrity in organizational activities.

Dr. Harned has served as a consultant to many leading organizations, including Penn State University, BP and the New York Stock Exchange. She has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Dr. Harned has been featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today and CNN, and has appeared on the “Diane Rehm Show.” She was selected by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People i(Show Full Bio)n Business Ethics in 2014, and was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in both 2010 and 2011 by the non-profit organization Trust Across America.

Dr. Harned holds a Bachelor of Science in education degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, a Master of Education degree from Indiana University and a Doctorate in the Philosophy of education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Episode: 6/1/2017 @8:00 PM


Adam Grant
Adam Grant

Professor
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.adamgrant.net

Adam Grant is Wharton’s top-rated professor and a New York Times writer on work and psychology. He has been recognized as one of the world's 25 most influential management thinkers, the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, and Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite thinkers. Previously, he was a record-setting advertising director, a junior Olympic springboard diver, and a professional magician.

Adam is the author of two New York Times bestselling books translated into 34 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller and one of Amazon's best books of February 2016. Give and Take examines why helping others drives our success, and was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal—as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads and Harvard Business Review’s ideas that shaped management.

Adam earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the Un(Show Full Bio)iversity of Michigan, completing it in less than three years, and his B.A. from Harvard University, magna cum laude with highest honors and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He has more than 60 publications in leading management and psychology journals, and his pioneering studies have increased performance and reduced burnout among engineers and sales professionals, enhanced call center productivity, and motivated safety behaviors among doctors, nurses and lifeguards. His studies have been highlighted in bestselling books such as Quiet by Susan Cain, Drive by Daniel Pink, and David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.

Episodes: 5/25/2017 @7:00 PM, 4/21/2016 @7:00 PM


Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer; Co-Author of "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy"; Author of "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead"
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sheryl

SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook and best-selling author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google. She previously served as chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department and began her career as an economist with the World Bank. She received B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University. Sandberg serves on the boards of Facebook, The Walt Disney Company, Survey Monkey, ONE, and Women for Women International, and chairs the board of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. She lives with her two children in northern California.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N8R5QD7/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Option B: https://optionb.org/
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009LMTDL0/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Lean In - https://leanin.org/

Episode: 5/25/2017 @7:00 PM