Recent Guests

Lolly Daskal
Lolly Daskal

Executive Leadership Coach; Author of "The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness"
https://www.lollydaskal.com/

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies.

As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results.

Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World.

Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others.

Lolly’s proprietary insights are th(Show Full Bio)e subject of her new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness, and is available for pre order at www.theleadershipgapbook.com


Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG4OCSP/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 4/20/2017 @7:00 PM


Eileen Heisman
Eileen Heisman

President, CEO
National Philanthropic Trust
https://www.nptrust.org/

Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust, one of the Top 25 grantmaking institutions in the US. She is an internationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. She was among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. She has been named three times by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector, most recently in 2016. She was also named "Outstanding Fundraising Professional" by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Ms. Heisman was invited by the Chinese government to speak to their emerging nonprofit sector about philanthropy.

Since 2006, Ms. Heisman has authored the annual Donor-Advised Fund Report, the industry's recognized authority on the state of sector. In 2016, National Philanthropic Trust launched the award-winning HistoryOfGiving.org, the only interactive digital (Show Full Bio)exibition dedicated to the last 500 years in philanthropy.

Ms. Heisman is currently a member of the faculty at Leadership Philadelphia, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work graduate program and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a regular lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a member of the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Ms. Heisman serves on the Advisory Board at New York University’s George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, the Community Foundation of Singapore and the University of Michigan's School of Social Work. She is also the Chair of the Board at CultureTrust.

Ms. Heisman has a bachelor's degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University and a master's degree in social work with a major in social program evaluation from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Episode: 4/20/2017 @8:00 PM


Mark Turner
Mark Turner

President, CEO
WSFS Bank
https://www.wsfsbank.com/

https://www.wsfsbank.com/Personal

Mark A. Turner, 53, has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of WSFS Financial Corporation and WSFS Bank since 2007. Mr. Turner was previously both the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of WSFS. Prior to joining WSFS in 1996, he worked at CoreStates Bank, Meridian Bancorp and at the international professional services firm of KPMG, LLP.

WSFS is a multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded financial organization (NASDAQ:WSFS), the largest bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley, and the 7th oldest bank in the U.S.

Mr. Turner is privileged to be leading a Company that has been named by an independent survey as a “Top Workplace” in Delaware for the last 11 years in a row (with special recognitions for the Company’s leadership, ethics, and career development), and has also been voted as the “#1 Bank” in Delaware for six years in a row.

Mr. Turner received his M(Show Full Bio)BA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, his Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management from LaSalle University (Philadelphia). Among other executive leadership programs, Mr. Turner has studied at National Training Labs, Aspen Institute, Gallup University, Toyota University, Center for Creative Leadership, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Buckley School for Public Speaking.

Mr. Turner is an active leader in his communities. Among others activities, he has served as: Chairman of the Board of Delaware Business Roundtable (DBRT); a member of U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Advisory Council (FAC); Chairman of the Board of Delaware Bankers Association (DBA); a member of Executive Committee of the Board of Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC); a member of the Board of Trustees of Delaware State University (DSU); a member of the Board of Directors of Delaware Alliance for Non-Profit Advancement (DANA); a member of the Board of Advisors of Teach for America (TFA), Delaware; and a founding member of both Delaware Talent Live (DTL) and Wilmington Leaders Alliance (WLA).

Episodes: 4/13/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/19/2017 @7:00 PM


Josh Seiden
Josh Seiden

Co-Author of "Sense and Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously"
http://www.joshuaseiden.com/

Josh Seiden is a designer, consultant, and coach who helps companies create new digital products and services. He is the author of the new book, Sense & Respond: How Successful Organizations Listen to Customers and Create New Products Continuously with Jeff Gothelf, out February 7th from Harvard Business Review Press. In his 25-year career he’s worked with start-ups, large organizations, and enterprises of all sizes, whether in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street. He is a founder and past President of the Interaction Design Association.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Sense-Respond-Successful-Organizations-Continuously/dp/1633691888

Episodes: 4/13/2017 @8:00 PM, 1/19/2017 @8:00 PM


Greg Behrman
Greg Behrman

Founder, CEO
NationSwell
http://nationswell.com

Greg Behrman is the Founder and CEO of NationSwell, a social impact media company dedicated to powering the solutions and innovations that will move our country forward. NationSwell advances that mission through a digital media platform that tells authentic human stories about problem-solvers and innovators (reached nearly 400M people last year), the NationSwell Council a membership community of more than 600 leaders and problem-solvers who share a passion for service, taking action around solutions and supporting each other (based in NYC, the Bay Area, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and launching in 2 new cities this year), and an Impact Studio focused on supporting mission-aligned companies, foundations and not-for-profits (Starbucks, Comcast, Seventh Generation, the Nature Conservancy, and more). Behrman was also the founder and Director of The CT Heroes Project, which has made big strides in veteran homelessness in CT. Behrman served a one year military deployment in Afghanistan, ser(Show Full Bio)ved for several years in the Policy Planning Staff at the US State Department, and is the author of two books (one on the Marshall Plan and one on the U.S. response to AIDS in Africa).

Episode: 4/6/2017 @7:00 PM


Nate Bennett
Nate Bennett

Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business; Co-Author of "Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO"
Georgia State University
http://robinson.gsu.edu/profile/nathan-bennett/

Nate Bennett joined the faculty of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in the summer of 2012. He became the Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the fall of 2014.

From 1999 to 2012, he served as the Catherine W. and Edwin A. Wahlen Professor of Management, as well as in a number of leadership roles, at Georgia Tech. Previous to his time at Georgia Tech, he served on the faculty at Louisiana State University.

He has published in many widely read resources for managers including the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek.com and Forbes.com. He is co-author of two books, Riding Shotgun: The Role of the COO and Your Career Game: How Game Theory Can Help You Achieve Your Professional Goals. Both are books published by Stanford University Press. Additionally, his research has been published in respected scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psycho(Show Full Bio)logy.

Dr. Bennett has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering high-impact leadership development programs. Current and past clients include Schneider Electric, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, McGladrey, GEICO, UnitedHealth Group, CHS, Lockheed-Martin, GE, St. Jude Medical, McKesson, Regions Bank, Rollins, and NCR. His current research interests involve power, leadership selection and development, top management team effectiveness, and leadership transitions.


Book - https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Shotgun-Role-Nathan-Bennett/dp/0804751668

Episode: 4/6/2017 @8:00 PM


Sean Waldheim
Sean Waldheim

Vice President of Admissions
Teach for America
https://www.teachforamerica.org/

Teach for America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. As the Vice President of Admissions at Teach for America, Sean oversees a team of 24 responsible for creating and refining the processes, policies and procedures for selecting and matriculating Teach for America’s corps each year. Sean began his career with Teach for America teaching science at Abramson High School in New Orleans. Sean is a graduate of Macalester College, with a degree in neuroscience and a minor in political science.

Episode: 3/30/2017 @7:00 PM


Lee Burbage
Lee Burbage

Chief People Officer
The Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/

Founded in 1993, The Motley Fool’s goal is to help people attain financial freedom through its website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. The company has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to work in the U.S. Lee has been with the Motley Fool for 17 years and works in organizational development. One of his proudest achievements is the founding of the Foolish Soccer team.

Episode: 3/30/2017 @7:30 PM


Kara Chambers
Kara Chambers

Chief Learning Officer
The Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/

Founded in 1993, The Motley Fool’s goal is to help people attain financial freedom through its website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. The company has been recognized nationally as one of the best places to work in the U.S. Kara has been with the company for about 10 years, started in recruiting and now measures employee engagement.

Episode: 3/30/2017 @7:30 PM


Laxman Narasimhan
Laxman Narasimhan

Chief Executive Officer, Latin America
PepsiCo
http://www.pepsico.com/company/global-divisions

Laxman Narasimhan is the chief executive officer of PepsiCo Latin America. PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $63 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.

Laxman assumed the position in September 2014. He leads PepsiCo’s food and beverage business across Latin America and reports to PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi. The business covers PepsiCo’s food and beverage businesses in Mexico, Brazil, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. He previously served as the senior vice president and CFO of PepsiCo Americas Foods based in Purchase, New York, which covered Frito-Lay North America, Quaker North America and PepsiCo’s Latin America Foods.

Prior to PepsiCo, Laxman was (Show Full Bio)a director and location manager of McKinsey’s New Delhi Office. He worked with McKinsey for 19 years around the world, including rotations in Cleveland, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco and New Delhi. He had responsibility for consumer-facing industries in India, co-led the Global Consumer and Shopper Insights Practice and led McKinsey’s research on the emerging market consumer. He has worked across multiple industries, including consumer, retail, energy, manufacturing, technology and healthcare. Previously, Laxman co-led the Global Retail Knowledge Council of McKinsey’s Retail Practice. In addition to client service and research, Laxman has led assignments in the public sector, working on important policy issues, particularly in education and skill building.

Laxman is a Trustee of the Brookings Institution, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, and is an Advisory Board member of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Laxman holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Pune, India. He has an MA in German and International Studies from The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, where he won financial support from the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation from Sweden and the J.N.Tata Endowment in India. He has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar.

Episode: 3/30/2017 @8:00 PM


Frans Johansson
Frans Johansson

CEO; Entrepreneur; International Speaker; Author of "The Medici Effect"
The Medici Group
https://www.fransjohansson.com/

An entrepreneur, creative thinker, and acclaimed international speaker, Frans Johansson has lived all his life at the Intersection. Raised in Sweden by his Swedish father and African American/Cherokee mother and educated at Brown University and Harvard Business School, he has started a health-care business, a software company, a hedge fund, and an innovation firm. In addition to The Medici Effect, Frans is the author of The Click Moment (2012). He is also the founder and CEO of The Medici Group. Frans lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.

Overview of Book: Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs. Frans Johansson’s The Medici Effect shows how breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one field into a new, unfamiliar territory and offers example(Show Full Bio)s of how we can turn the ideas we discover into path-breaking innovations.

Clayton M. Christensen, bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, has described The Medici Effect as “one of the most insightful books about managing innovation I have ever read. Its assertion that breakthrough principles of creativity occur at novel intersections is an enduring principle of creativity that should guide innovators in every field.”

Now with a new preface and a discussion guide, and a foreword by Harvard Business School professor Teresa Amabile, The Medici Effect is a timeless classic that will help you reach your innovative peak.

The Medici Group - https://www.themedicigroup.com/
Book Site - http://medicieffect.com/
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Medici-Effect-Elephants-Epidemics-Innovation/dp/1422102823

Episode: 3/23/2017 @7:00 PM


Anthony DiSilvestro
Anthony DiSilvestro

Senior Vice President; Chief Financial Officer
Campbell's
https://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/about-campbell/executives/anthony-p-disilvestro/

Anthony DiSilvestro was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 1, 2014. He reports to Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Anthony is responsible for Campbell’s global finance group, encompassing controllers, treasury, external development, tax, real estate, corporate audit, investor relations, and the business unit finance functions.

Anthony joined Campbell in 1996 as Deputy Treasurer. He was promoted to Vice President-Treasurer in 1997, and named Vice President-Finance, Campbell North America, in 1999. He then served as Vice President-Strategic Planning and Corporate Development prior to becoming Vice President-Finance, Campbell International in 2002. In March 2004 he was named Vice President-Controller, where he oversaw the company’s accounting functions and compliance with all financial and reporting requirements. He was appointed Campbell’s Senior Vice President-Finance in April 2010, which in 2012 was expanded to(Show Full Bio) include the finance responsibilities for Campbell North America.

Previously, with Scott Paper Company, Anthony held increasingly senior finance and treasury positions, from Treasury Analyst to Director-Corporate Finance.

He earned his B.A. degree in economics from Dartmouth College, and his M.B.A. degree from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode: 3/23/2017 @8:00 PM


Friederike Fabritius
Friederike Fabritius

Neuroscientist and Leadership Expert, Co-Author of "The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance"
http://theleadingbrain.com/blog/

Friederike Fabritius is a neuroscientist and an Associate Partner of the Munich Leadership Group. As an executive coach and leadership specialist, she has extensive expertise working with top executives from multinational corporations such as Bayer, Audi, Montblanc, EY, and ThyssenKrupp. Many of her clients have described her seminars as “life-changing” and “highly applicable”. Friederike is also a sought-after keynote speaker and has addressed large audiences at corporate events at Siemens and Thyssen Krupp.

A neuroscientist by education, Friederike focuses on developing new methods and practices for leadership training and development based on solid scientific findings. She is also an expert in learning systems that draw on the brain’s inherent capabilities to acquire and retain new information effectively. Friederike herself has used these methods to learn six languages that she now speaks fluently. She has first-hand experience with all the modern brain research techniques t(Show Full Bio)o explore the human brain such as fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), EEG (Electroencephalography), CT (Computed Tomography), and TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation).

Friederike holds a M.S. in neuropsychology from the University of Milan-Bicocca (“summa cum laude”) where she worked on language processing in the human brain. Friederike is a certified Co-Active Coach ® as well as a neurofeedback therapist.

book - https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Brain-Science-Based-Strategies-Performance/dp/014312935X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489605353&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Leading+Brain%3A+Powerful+Science-Based+Strategies+for+Achieving+Peak+Performance

Episode: 3/16/2017 @7:00 PM


Ram Charan
Ram Charan

Author, Business Advisor
http://www.ram-charan.com/

Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. In his work with companies including GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, and Grupo RBS, he is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable—the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.

Ram’s introduction to business came early while working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India, where he was raised. He earned an engineering degree in India and soon after took a job in Australia. When his talent for business was discovered, Ram was enc(Show Full Bio)ouraged to develop it. He earned MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar, then served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University before pursuing consulting full time.

Ram’s work takes him around the globe non-stop and gives him an unparalleled, up-to-date insider view of how economies and leading companies operate. Through keen observation and analysis, he forms powerful insights that help business leaders face their toughest challenges in the areas of growth, talent development, corporate governance, and profitability. His timely concrete advice is a powerful tool in navigating today’s uncertain business climate. Former Chairman of GE Jack Welch says Ram “has the rare ability to distill meaningful from meaningless and transfer it in a quiet, effective way without destroying confidences,” while Ivan Seidenberg, the former CEO of Verizon, calls Ram his “secret weapon.”

Ram has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs. He reaches many more up-and-coming business leaders through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards, including the Bell Ringer award at GE’s famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern. He was among BusinessWeek’s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs.

He has authored 15 books since 1998 that have sold over 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Execution, which he coauthored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy in 2002, was a #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller and spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He also has written for publications including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive and USA TODAY.

Ram was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance. He has served on the boards of Hindalco in India, Emaar, Austin Industries, Tyco Electronics, and Fischer and Porter.

book - http://www.ram-charan.com/books/the-high-potential-leader/

Episode: 3/16/2017 @8:00 PM


Jeffrey Pfeffer
Jeffrey Pfeffer

Professor of Organization Behavior; Author of "The Knowing-Doing Gap"
Stanford University
http://www.jeffreypfeffer.com

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he has taught since 1979. Pfeffer is the author or co-author of 14 books on topics including power in organizations, managing people, evidence-based management and The Knowing-Doing Gap. His latest book, Leadership B.S.: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, was published in September, 2015. Author of more than 150 articles and book chapters, Pfeffer has won numerous awards for his scholarly research, including an Honorary Doctorate from Tilburg University in The Netherlands.

Pfeffer has taught seminars in 39 countries and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, London Business School, Singapore Management University, and IESE in Barcelona. Prior to joining Stanford, he was on the faculty at the business schools at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois. Pfeffer has served on the board (Show Full Bio)of directors

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Knowing-Doing-Gap-Companies-Knowledge-Action/dp/1578511240

Episodes: 3/9/2017 @8:00 PM, 1/12/2017 @8:00 PM


Gretchen Evans
Gretchen Evans

Lead Veterans Outreach Coordinator; Retired Command Sergeant Major
Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
http://emoryhealthcare.org/veterans-program/index.html

A native of Texas, CSM (R) Gretchen G. Evans entered the United States Army in September 1979. Shortly after completing Basic Training at Fort Leonardwood, MO and Intelligence Analysis School at Fort Huachuca, AZ she reported to Heidelberg, Germany where she was assigned an Intelligence Analysis for the Command in Chief, Europe. She was a lead analyst in the Peacetime Aerial Reconnaissance Program responsible for directing aerial reconnaissance for multiple platforms to include the SR-71 aircraft.

CSM Evans was then selected to attend the Counterintelligence Program at Fort Huachuca to become a Counterintelligence Agent. Following this came her assignment to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where she studied German and Italian. Following graduation from language school she was assigned to the 66th Military Intelligence Group, Field Office Vicenza, Italy. She was directly involved in the pursuit and subsequent release of General Dozier from his kidnappers.

CS(Show Full Bio)M Evans was then selected to become a member of a black operations unit. She attended Basic Airborne and Advance Airborne (High Altitude Low Opening) training at Fort Benning, GA. There were numerous other training requirements to include Bill Street’s Driving School, Sniper training, Demolition training and covert operations training before CSM Evans began her black operations career. During this time she also deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division on many occasions.

After her black operations CSM Evans then reentered the “Green Army” with an assignment to the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C. and the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

CSM Evans then was assigned to the National Guard for a number of years. She served with the Arizona and Texas National Guard. During her tenue with the Arkansas National Guard she mobilized units on 11 September 2001, and was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of securing all airports and military installations for the state of Arkansas. She later became the personal security officer for Governor Mike Huckabee. She deployed as the First Sergeant of the 216th Military Police Company to Guantanamo Bay. Her company was responsible to set up and receive the incoming detainees from Afghanistan. Also, while in Arkansas she was selected by Governor Huckabee to head up his drug interdiction program to help rid the state of Arkansas of meth labs.

CSM Evans was then transferred to the Texas National Guard with the 136th Signal Battalion. She was pulled from this Battalion to go with the 111th Area Support Group to Afghanistan. She was the Command Sergeant Major of Commander, Combined Forces Command, and Afghanistan. She was responsible for the security and personnel on all bases and forwarding operation bases in Afghanistan. CSM Evans sustained combat injuries while serving in Afghanistan.

CSM Evans awards include: the Bronze Star, six Meritorious Service Medals, campaign medals from Grenada, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom and numerous other citations and medals for action.

CSM Evans currently works for Emory Healthcare Veterans Program as the Lead, Veterans Outreach Coordinator and serves as a member of the Executive Board for America’s VETDOGS. She has a hearing service dog named Aura.

CSM Evans retired with 27 years of total service and currently resides with her husband, Robert in Decatur, GA.

Episodes: 3/9/2017 @7:00 PM, 1/12/2017 @7:00 PM


Brad Stone
Brad Stone

Senior Executive Editor for Technology; Author of "The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World"
Bloomberg News
https://www.bloomberg.com/

Brad Stone is the author, most recently, of The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World, published by Little, Brown & Co. in January, 2017.

In 2013, he published The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. The book, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, was translated into 26 languages and won the 2013 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

Brad is senior executive editor for technology at Bloomberg News, where he oversees a team of 50 reporters and editors that cover high-tech companies, startups and internet trends around the world. Over the last few years, as a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, he’s authored over two dozen cover stories on companies such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and the Chinese internet juggernauts Didi, Tencent and Baidu. When he’s not attempting to deconstruct the high-tech firms charting our future, he has writt(Show Full Bio)en about beleaguered domestic airlines, weaponized drone warplanes, the retail giant Costo, and traced the deceptions of an international con-artist and alleged murderer. Brad joined Businessweek from the New York Times, where he had been a reporter since 2006.

Brad also co-hosts a weekly Bloomberg podcast, Decrypted (iPhone users can sign up here; Android users here,) and contributes to a morning email newsletter on technology, Fully Charged (subscribe here.)

He is the author of one previous work of non-fiction, Gearheads: the Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports. The book was a BookSense 76 pick and the San Francisco Chronicle selected it as one of the best books of 2003. It covers the emergence of what was then the new breed of robot hobbyists and hardware hackers.
Brad graduated from Columbia University in 1993 and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio.

Twitter - @BradStone
Personal Site - Brad-Stone.com
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Upstarts-Airbnb-Companies-Silicon-Changing/dp/0316396818

Episode: 3/2/2017 @7:00 PM


Catherine Tinsley
Catherine Tinsley

Raffini Family Professor of Management, McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University
http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/tinsleyc/

Catherine Tinsley, Ph.D., is the Raffini Family Professor of Management at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and academic director of the Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute. She is also Academic Director of Georgetown McDonough’s Executive Master’s in Leadership program, and a Senior Policy Scholar at the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy. Tinsley is an expert on gender intelligent leadership, gender parity and workforce development, negotiations, and decision making. For the past two years, she participated in The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland where she spoke about the role of confidence in women’s economic empowerment. In 2012 and 2013, she partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to study a decade of gender in the C-suite—researching how women fared relative to men in publicly traded companies from 2000-2010.

She is currently doing field research with two Fortune 500 firms and one Fortune 100 (Show Full Bio)firm, analyzing the implications of various corporate policies and structures for women’s advancement. Tinsley also has collaborated with the White House and U.S. State Department to execute a woman-to-woman mentorship summit and has partnered with the U.S. State Department and the Council of Women World Leaders to convene the first ever world-wide meeting of the Ministers of Women’s Affairs.

In addition to her research around gender issues, Tinsley has received several grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Homeland Security for her work on decision making and risk and from the Department of Defense and Army Research Office for her work on modeling culture’s influence on negotiation and collaboration. Tinsley has served on three committees for the National Academy of Sciences— The Committee to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security, The Committee on Unifying Social and Cultural Frameworks in the Military, and the Committee on The Context of Military Environments (where she served as vice-Chair).

She has won various academic rewards for her research. In addition to her research on gender dynamics in organizations, she studies how factors such as culture, reputations, and gender influence negotiation and conflict resolution. She also studies how people make decisions under risk, applying decision analytic frameworks to understand organizational disasters, and individual and expert responses to natural disasters (such as hurricanes) and man-made disasters (terrorist attacks).

Tinsley has published more than 50 articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals, including: Management Science, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, American Sociological Review, Journal of Economic Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, Research on Negotiations in Organizations, Negotiation Journal, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Applied Psychology, International Negotiation: A journal of Theory and Practice, and International Perspectives on Organizational Justice. She currently is on the editorial board of Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes, International Negotiations: A Journal of Theory and Practice, and International Journal of Conflict Management. She is a past editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.

Tinsley has conducted numerous negotiations, conflict resolution, and leadership training seminars for various organizations, including: the staff of the U.S. Senate, Rolls Royce N.A., Gucci, Rio Tinto, Sprint-Nextel, Nextel, Verizon, the World Bank, DPT Laboratories, Ferro, Lamson & Sessions, Rhode & Schwarz, the International Securities Management Association, the General Clinical Research Center, and the Korean International Trade Association. She also has conducted negotiations trainings for managers of a variety of companies, and within a variety of cultures, including: Germany, Japan, Korea, Slovenia, Hong Kong, India and Mexico.

She received her Master’s and Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and her BA in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College.

Episode: 3/2/2017 @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

Episode: 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

Episode: 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.

Episode: 2/23/2017 @8:00 PM


Rick Peterson
Rick Peterson

Director of Pitching Development
Baltimore Orioles
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/team/front_office.jsp?c_id=bal

You may recognize Rick from his time as an MLB pitching coach with the Oakland A’s. He is the current Director of Pitching Development with the Baltimore Orioles, and recognized as an acclaimed keynote speaker.

Rick Peterson is known throughout professional baseball as the leading practitioner for peak performance coaching.

A lifelong “baseball guy,” Rick has developed a unique approach to coaching that has produced revolutionary results. Rick has coached with the Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jay, Oakland A’s, NY Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. Today, Rick is with the Baltimore Orioles and is responsible for the organization’s pitching philosophy and instruction. His Oakland staff led the American League in ERA for two years, posting a 3.63 in 2003 and 3.58 in 2002. Under his guidance, the A’s finished in the top three in ERA from 1999-2003. Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder all flourished under his tutelage. Each became a 20-game winner and Zito captured the 2002 Ame(Show Full Bio)rican League Cy Young Award.

Over three decades, Rick has combined athletic skills, unique pitching techniques with sports psychology to help his players achieve their peak performance. His track record has been chronicled in Michael Lewis’ bestseller Moneyball and John Feinstein’s Living in the Black. Rick has applied his unique methodologies with some of today’s most successful athletes including Michael Jordan, Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, Tom Glavine, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Jim Abbott, Jason Giambi, and many others.

Episode: 2/16/2017 @8:00 PM


Kate Allison
Kate Allison

Founder, CEO
The Karma Agency
http://karmaagency.com/

Kate Allison's native talent is her astute ability to foresee trees and forests simultaneously. She insightfully connects dots across complex stakeholder groups, anticipating possibilities and barriers alike. The communications approach she brings clients blends her penchant for news, facts, instincts and a career full of extraordinary experiences.

Kate has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to venture enterprises providing strategic planning, leadership communications, public affairs, earned media, issues and crisis management and community relations. She founded Alta Communications in 1999, the foremother of the Karma Agency. Previously, as the managing director of the Philadelphia office of Golin/Harris, she directed communication programs for global companies including dominant brands in financial services, health care, higher education, manufacturing, non-profits, environment, and consumer products. Before going agency-side, Kate spent 10 years at a sup(Show Full Bio)er-regional bank and was Vice President of Public Affairs. Consistently called on by executive leaders, Kate provides counsel and strategic plans to build and protect the reputations of a diverse range of companies and organizations.

Active in civic and community affairs, Kate is vice chair of the Board of Managers of The Philadelphia Foundation, a member of the Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council and a founding member of the Paradigm Award for Business Leadership and Excellence sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards. She was the 2004 recipient of the Ethos Award for Character and Excellence in Communications presented by Villanova University. A Villanova University graduate, she also worked as a legislative assistant in the Washington office of then-U.S. Rep. Al Gore, Jr.

Episode: 2/16/2017 @7:00 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

Episode: 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.

Episode: 2/9/2017 @7:00 PM