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Sanyin Siang
Sanyin Siang

Executive Director; CEO Coach; Advisor
Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadersip & Ethics at Duke University; GV (Google Ventures)
http://www.coleatduke.org

Sanyin Siang is on a mission to discover and enable greatness in others. Whether it in her work as a CEO coach, as an educator, startup advisor, author, she teaches individuals and organizations find the champions within themselves and then gives them the tools to keep winning. Sanyin co-founded and leads Duke University's Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at its Fuqua School of Business. She is also an Advisor for GV (Google Ventures), a Faculty with Storylab at Duke, and a Sr. Advisor with Dan Ariely's behavioral economics center. Her ideas on leading change, bridging across divides, network leadership, power of stories, and team-building has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Sanyin also shares 140 characters of insights on Twitter and LinkedIn (@SanyinSiang) to her 788,000+ followers. Her book - The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business or Next Career helps readers actualize their launches by focusing on dev(Show Full Bio)eloping the right mindset.

The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business, or Next Career https://www.amazon.com/Launch-Book-Motivational-Stories-Business/dp/1910649988

Twitter - @SanyinSiang

Episode: 11/14/2017 @7:00 PM


Michael Bungay Stanier
Michael Bungay Stanier

Senior Partner; Founder
Box of Crayons
http://www.BoxofCrayons.com

Michael Bungay Stanier is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons a company known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results.

Michael left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where his only significant achievement was falling in love with a Canadian, which is why he now lives in Toronto, having spent time in London and Boston.

He has written a number of books. His latest, the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Coaching Habit, has sold over a quarter of a million copies and been praised as one of the few business books that actually makes people laugh out loud. Michael was the first Canadian Coach of the Year, pretty good for an Australian and was recently named the #3 Global Guru in coaching.

Balancing out these moments of success, Michael was banned from his high school graduation for “the balloon incident', was sued by one of his law school lecturers
for defamati(Show Full Bio)on, and his first published piece of writing was a Mills & Boone short story
called “The Male Delivery”.

Website - http://boxofcrayons.com/the-coaching-habit-book/

Twitter - @boxofcrayons

Episode: 11/7/2017 @7:00 PM


Luke Zubrod
Luke Zubrod

Director, Strategic Initiatives
Chatham Financial
http://www.chathamfinancial.com

Luke currently leads strategic initiatives that advance Chatham’s market impact and organizational culture, including initiatives to articulate and propagate Chatham’s DNA and to strengthen a civil discourse culture within the firm. Luke also leads Chatham’s efforts to elevate end user perspectives related to derivatives public policy, including through his participation on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee. Previously, Luke spent 8 years advising and leading teams that advise CFOs & treasurers of real estate companies, corporates, and regional banks on interest rate & currency risk management. Luke’s published commentary on global financial policy can be found in the Atlantic, Financial Times, CNBC, Reuters Breakingviews, Institutional Investor, Pensions&Investments, Treasury & Risk, and Corporate Finance Review. Before joining Chatham, Luke worked as a management consultant at Deloitte. Luke lives with his wife, three kids, and dog in Kennett S(Show Full Bio)quare, Pennsylvania, and can be found on weekends cheering for his kids in their sporting and creative endeavors, or inculcating them into the mysteries of Penn State football and wrestling fandom.

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zubrod/

Episode: 10/31/2017 @7:00 PM


Michael Bontrager
Michael Bontrager

Founder & CEO
Chatham Financial
https://www.chathamfinancial.com/

Mike founded Chatham Financial in 1991 and continues to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer. As an independent advisory services and technology firm, Chatham specializes in interest rate, foreign currency and commodity risk management. With offices around the world, Chatham's team of capital markets experts, risk management advisors, CPAs, lawyers, quantitative analysts and technology developers serve more than 1,800 clients annually advising on over 16,000 transactions with a principal amount of nearly $500 billion. Chatham approaches its business with a multiple bottom line, purpose driven philosophy and is committed to making a positive impact for its clients, associates, communities and the capital markets at large. Prior to starting Chatham, Mike was a Vice President in the Derivative Products Group at Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), and spent nine years in various credit, corporate finance, and derivative roles in New York and Zurich, Switzerland. He holds a BA in(Show Full Bio) Economics from Wheaton College, Illinois and received an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mike and his wife live in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and recently became empty nesters after raising four daughters. On weekends, Mike can be found reading good books and discussing them with friends over a craft beer at The Creamery Square – a pop-up Beer Garden he and others started in 2016.

Episode: 10/31/2017 @7:00 PM


Sarah Green Carmichael
Sarah Green Carmichael

Senior Editor
Harvard Business Review
http://HBR.org

Sarah Green Carmichael is a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review and host of the HBR IdeaCast. During her tenure as host, the HBR IdeaCast has been recognized by the Webby Awards, the National Magazine Awards, the Online Radio Awards, and the Digiday Awards. In addition to hosting the podcast, she regularly edits articles for HBR.org; the site has won the Webby Award for Best Business Website the last two years in a row. Carmichael is a regular speaker and moderator at conferences like SXSW, the Drucker Forum, and Thinkers50. Prior to joining HBR, she was a sportswriter, taught middle school students, and worked as a researcher for Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman. Her writing has been featured in Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Politico, Editor & Publisher, and Reader's Digest, among others. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University.

Twitter - @skgreen | @HarvardBiz ?

Episode: 10/24/2017 @7:00 PM


Roger Schwarz
Roger Schwarz

CEO
Roger Schwarz & Associates
http://www.schwarzassociates.com

Roger Schwarz is an organizational psychologist, speaker, leadership team consultant, and president and CEO of Roger Schwarz & Associates. He helps leadership teams get three results: strong performance, solid working relationships, and individual well-being. He also helps learning and organization development, HR, and process improvement consultants improve how they help teams and organizations. His clients include technology, manufacturing, and medical organizations as well as federal government agencies. Underlying all of his work is the premise that to create fundamental and sustainable change, people need to change not only their behavior, but their mindset. Roger is the author of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results and The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Coaches and Trainers. He writing also appears online in Harvard Business Review. A former tenured professor at the University of North Caroli(Show Full Bio)na at Chapel Hill, Roger holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University.

Twitter - @LeadSmarter

Episode: 10/17/2017 @7:00 PM


Harry Kraemer
Harry Kraemer

Professor of Leadership; Former Chairman & CEO-Baxter International
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/directory/kraemer_harry_m.aspx

HARRY M. JANSEN KRAEMER, JR. is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago, Illinois and a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the 2008 Kellogg School Professor of the Year. Harry is the author of two bestselling leadership books: “From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership” and “Becoming The Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership”.

He is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc., a $12 billion global healthcare company. He became Baxter's chief executive officer in January 1999, and assumed the additional responsibility of chairman of Baxter's board of directors in January 2000.

Mr. Kraemer joined Baxter in 1982 as director of corporate development. His twenty three year career at Baxter included senior positions in both domestic and international(Show Full Bio) operations. In 1993, he was named senior vice president and chief financial officer, responsible for financial operations, business development, global communications, and European operations. Over the next several years, he assumed additional responsibility for Baxter’s Renal and Medication Delivery businesses. He was elected to Baxter’s board of directors in 1995, and was named president of Baxter International Inc. in 1997.

Before joining Baxter, Mr. Kraemer worked for Bank of America in corporate banking and for Northwest Industries in planning and business development.

Mr. Kraemer is active in business, education and civic affairs. He serves on the board of directors of Leidos Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems , VWR International, Sage Products Inc., and Catamaran Corporation and on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, The Conference Board, NorthShore University Healthsystem and the Archdiocese of Chicago Finance Committee and School Board.

He is a member of the Dean’s Global Advisory Board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Economics Club of Chicago. He is a past member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council, and the Healthcare Leadership Council.

Mr. Kraemer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University of Wisconsin in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics. He received an MBA degree in finance and accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 1979 and is a certified public accountant. For his outstanding leadership and service, he received the 1996 Schaffner Award from the Kellogg School of Management. Harry enjoys jogging, tennis, skiing and reading, especially world civilization.

Personal Site - http://www.harrykraemer.org

Episode: 10/10/2017 @7:00 PM


Jason Fried
Jason Fried

Founder and CEO
Basecamp
https://basecamp.com/story

Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp. Known for his distinct points of view on business, software and productivity, Jason is a long-time proponent of keeping companies profitable, small and manageable. He believes in businesses -- not startups -- and that the only successful approach to business is a calm one.

Episodes: 10/3/2017 @7:00 PM, 6/20/2017 @7:00 PM


Nancy Drozdow
Nancy Drozdow

Founder, Principal, Board Member
CFAR
http://www.cfar.com

Nancy Drozdow is one of CFAR’s five founders and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Nancy leads CFAR’s Family and Owner-led Business practice and has been instrumental in the development of CFAR’s approach to strategy. Nancy is nationally known for her expertise as a thinking partner to leaders, successors, and successor candidates across the family enterprise. Nancy helps her clients creatively identify and test options, and then make hard choices, working through the structures, processes, people, and metrics that can enable or stand in the way of productive action. CFAR is engaged in its own succession process; we are practicing what we preach.

Nancy is a founder of the Family Firm Institute (FFI), a global resource created to provide interdisciplinary intelligence, education, and professional development to educators and professionals serving the family business and family wealth fields. She is also an FFI Fellow and served on the organization’s original board. She i(Show Full Bio)s past President of FFI’s Mid-Atlantic chapter. Nancy won the 2012 Richard Beckhard Practice Award from the Family Firm Institute, which annually honors a founding member and distinguished practitioner in the family enterprise field, recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of family business practice. Nancy currently serves as Mentor for FFI’s next generation of practitioners, meeting regularly to advance their thinking and practice.

Nancy has lectured widely on topics such as risk, competition and growth, governance, succession, exit and continuity, and leadership and organization development. Her work and ideas have been published in the business press including Sloan Management Review, Business Week, CEO Magazine, Family Business Magazine, the Journal of Management Consulting, Family Business Review, the New York Times and other publications.

Nancy holds an MBA in Strategy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode: 9/26/2017 @7:00 PM


Debbie Bing
Debbie Bing

President
CFAR
http://www.cfar.com

Debbie Bing, President and Principal, began at CFAR as a Project Consultant in 1998, became an Associate in 1999, and a Principal in 2006. Her assumption of the Presidency in 2016 represents the shift to CFAR’s Second Generation of Leaders. Debbie is also a member of CFAR’s Board of Directors and co-leads the firm’s Family Business and Owner-led practice group. As a second-generation owner of CFAR, she draws on personal experience in working through the dilemmas of strategy and succession.

Debbie views conflict as a useful starting point for a productive exchange about organizational priorities and performance. She has led negotiation teams in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe, and uses that expertise to help business leaders and executive teams in family businesses, entrepreneurial organizations, universities, associations and foundations to build collaborative approaches to their most pressing business challenges. She is especially skilled at helping clients make decisions(Show Full Bio) and implement change in highly politicized, emotionally charged environments as they manage the multiple pressures of mission, performance, culture, competencies and competition. Her methodology brings all appropriate players into the process of generating options, making decisions, and committing to a plan so that they “own” the solution.

She is an experienced speaker and has presented to groups including the Family Firm Institute, the Council on Foundations, the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (from which she won The Bridger Award in 2008 for her paper, “Crowding Out the Space: The Weakness of a Strong Leader”), the Northeastern University Center for Family Business, the Healthcare Business Women’s Association and numerous Boston area business groups. In October 2014, Debbie was honored as a Fellow of the FFI, from which she earned both the GEN and Advanced Certificates in Family Business Advising. In addition, she has been published in People & Strategy Magazine, and has had several articles in Family Business Magazine. She is member of the Board of Directors of E4TheFuture, a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute, a member of the international board of the Family Firm Institute, a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Boston Foundation, and an adjunct faculty member at D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.

Debbie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from Haverford College and a Master's of International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Episode: 9/26/2017 @7:00 PM


Sim Sitkin
Sim Sitkin

Founding Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership in Ethics; Director, Behavioral Science and Policy Center
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/faculty_research/faculty_directory/sitkin/

Sim Sitkin is Michael W. Krzyzewski University Professor of Leadership, Professor of Management, Founding Faculty Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at the Fuqua School of Business, and Director of the Behavioral Science and Policy Center at Duke University.

Since joining Duke in 1994, he served as Area Head for the Management and Organizations Department, Faculty Director of Fuqua’s Health Sector Management Program, and Staudenmeyer Research Fellow. Sim has also been Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education, on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin and the Free University of Amsterdam, Founding Partner of Delta Leadership, Inc. and Co-Founder and Co-President of the Behavioral Science and Policy Association. He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Management, the Centre for Evidence-based Management, and the International Network for Trust Research.

Professor Sitkin’s research focuses on leadership and control systems, and t(Show Full Bio)heir influence on risk taking, accountability, trust, learning, M&A processes, and innovation. His research has appeared in such publications as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and Organization Science. His most recent books are Organizational Control (2010), The Six Domains of Leadership (2015) and Routledge Companion to Trust (2017). He is one of only two individuals to have won multiple Best Paper awards from the Academy of Management Review.

He has served in editorial and funding review roles for leading journals, editorial boards, and funding panels in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia and has served on several boards of directors (including Academy of Management, Society of Organizational Learning, Hope for the Warriors, and Center for the Public Domain) and academic advisory boards (Behavioural Insights Team, Center for Evidence-based Management). He is Founding Editor of Behavioral Science and Policy, Consulting Editor of Science You Can Use, Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Trust Research, having previously served as Editor of Academy of Management Annals, Senior Editor of Organization Science, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Consulting Editor of Science You Can Use, Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Trust Research, and Advisory Board for the Routledge Book Series on Trust, having previously served as Senior Editor of Organization Science and Associate Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

He has extensive consulting and executive education experience with corporations, non-profits, and government organizations worldwide (including ABB, Alcoa, American Airlines, Areva, Baker Tilly, bioMerieux, Carolina Power & Light, Cisco Systems, Compaq Computer, Corning, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutschebank, Duke Medical Center, Ericsson, Glaxo, Hart Graphics, IBM, La Quinta, Lenovo, Maxcor, Omgeo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Red Hat Software, R.H. Donnelley, Siemens, State Farm Insurance, URS, U.S. Department of Justice, Xerox Corporation, and Xiamen Health System). In this work, he has focused on strategic leadership, leading and managing change (including mergers and acquisitions), organizational trust, learning and knowledge management, and the design of organizational control systems.

Professor Sitkin has been a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Stanford University, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and the University of Queensland. Prior to obtaining his PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University, Sim spent over ten years in a variety of managerial and executive roles with responsibility for planning, information technology, financial administration, and research in consulting, non-profit, and government organizations.

Episodes: 9/19/2017 @7:00 PM, 6/6/2017 @7:00 PM


Frank Dobbin
Frank Dobbin

Professor; Chair, Harvard Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program
Harvard University
http://scholar.harvard.edu/dobbin/home

Frank Dobbin is professor of sociology at Harvard. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His Inventing Equal Opportunity (Princeton University Press, 2009), which won the Max Weber and Distinguished Scholarly Book Awards from the American Sociological Association, charts how corporate human resources professionals defined discrimination under the Civil Rights Act. With Alexandra Kalev, he is developing an evidence-based approach to diversity management, studying both the effects of corporate diversity programs on actual workforce diversity, and the effects of workforce diversity on corporate performance. In related work, he is exploring how university personnel and diversity programs can promote faculty diversity. Before moving to Harvard in 2003 Dobbin taught at Princeton for 15 years. He has held fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, the R adcliffe Institute, the John Simon Guggen(Show Full Bio)heim Foundation, and the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.

Episode: 9/12/2017 @7:00 PM


Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin

Author and Blogger; Podcaster
http://gretchenrubin.com/

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her most recent book, The Four Tendencies, is about a personality framework she devised that divides people into four personality profiles.

Gretchen Rubin has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She makes frequent TV appearances and is in much demand as a speaker. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer.

Twitter - @gretchenrubin

Episode: 9/5/2017 @7:00 PM


Robert Sutton
Robert Sutton

Professor of Management Science & Engineering; Fellow at IDEO; Senior Scientist at Gallup; Author of "The Asshole Survivor Guide"
Stanford University
https://profiles.stanford.edu/robert-sutton

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy) at Stanford. He co-founded the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (which everyone calls “the d school”). Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983. He is a Fellow at IDEO, Senior Scientist at Gallup, advisor to McKinsey & Company, and academic director of two executive education programs: Customer-Focused Innovation and the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate. He has served a professor at the Haas Business School, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and faculty at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Sutton studies organizational change, leadership, innovation, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals, managem(Show Full Bio)ent outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly, and news outlets including The New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal. His books include Weird Ideas That Work: 11 ½ Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation, The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Firms Turn Knowledge into Action (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), and Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management (with Jeffrey Pfeffer), which the The Globe and Mail selected as the best business book of 2006. The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t and Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…. and Survive the Worst are New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His latest book, Scaling-Up Excellence: Getting to More without Settling for Less (with Huggy Rao) is a Wall Street Journal bestseller and was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Amazon, the Financial Times, Inc., The Globe and Mail, and Library Journal. His next book is The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal With People Who Treat You Like Dirt and will be published in September 2017. Sutton’s current project, with Huggy Rao, focuses on the causes of and cures for destructive organizational friction—and on when and why friction is a good thing.

Professor Sutton’s honors include the award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Journal in 1989, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, selection by Business 2.0 as a leading “management guru” in 2002, and the award for the best article published in the Academy of Management Review in 2005. The London Business School selected Sutton for the 2014 Sumantra Ghoshal Award “for rigour and relevance in the study of management.” The American Management Association selected Sutton as one of the top 30 leaders who most influenced business in 2014 (ranking him 10th on their list). Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek , which they described as “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.”

Sutton has given keynote speeches to more than 200 groups in 20 countries. His writings and opinions are often described in places including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Financial Times, Esquire, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Wired, TechCrunch, Vanity Fair, and Washington Post. Sutton has been a guest on many radio and television shows, including on ABC, Bloomberg, BBC, CNBC, Fox, NBC Today Show, KGO, PBS, NPR, Marketplace, and CNN. His personal site is at www.bobsutton.net and he blogs at Harvard Business Review, Medium, and as an “influencer” on LinkedIn.

Twitter - @work_matters
Personal Site - https://www.bobsutton.net/
Book - https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1328695913/bobsutton-20

Episode: 8/29/2017 @7:00 PM


Dr. Michael Baime
Dr. Michael Baime

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine; Founder and Director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness
University of Pennsylvania
https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/mindfulness

Michael J. Baime, MD, is director of the Penn Program for Mindfulness at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and has taught mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques since 1983. He teaches mindfulness-based stress management and communication techniques to faculty and students at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.

Episodes: 8/22/2017 @7:00 PM, 4/18/2017 @7:00 PM


David Flink
David Flink

Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer; Author of "Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities"
Eye to Eye
http://eyetoeyenational.org/

David Flink is a social movement leader on the front lines of the new learning rights movement. He imagines a world where one day all learners will be recognized and all children will be free to succeed. Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age, David struggled through much of his pre-college education, feeling hopeless and left out of education as a whole. Although his parents and teachers frequently told him he would be able to go to college, he would have found that message more believable if it had come from a person with a learning difference (LD) who had finished college. With that in mind, David co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998 while a student at Brown University. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that is empowering young people with LD by giving them a mentor who shares that experience.

In addition to his ongoing work as executive director of Eye to Eye, David has spoken at colleges and universities across the country and internationally, and provide(Show Full Bio)d keynote addresses at conferences including the International Dyslexia Association, the Kennedy Center Intersections Conference, and the Education Revolution Conference held in San Francisco's AT&T Park. In 2010, he was awarded a Prime Movers Fellowship sponsored by the Hunt Alternatives Fund, which supports emerging and established social movement leaders who are developing innovative and inclusive approaches to social change at the local, national, and global levels. In 2011, David was recognized as one of the New Leaders Council's "40 Under 40," and in 2014, he was named an Ashoka fellow. David holds a master's degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University and bachelor's degrees with honors in education and psychology from Brown University. His first book, Thinking Differently, was recently released by HarperCollins. In it, he sets out to enlarge our understanding of learning and offer new, powerful strategies for teaching, parenting, and supporting the 20 percent of students with learning disabilities. For more information about David and his book, visit davidflink.com.


Book - http://eyetoeyenational.org/book-art.html
Personal Site - davidflink.com

Episode: 8/15/2017 @7:00 PM


Mick Batyske
Mick Batyske

DJ; Investor; Speaker
MICK
http://mick.co/

MICK is a Brooklyn-based multi-talented creative with influential footprints internationally – from New York to LA, Davos to Cannes, and London to Tokyo. He is a DJ, style influencer, tech investor, music curator and brand consultant.

MICK’s musical credits include remix projects with Grammy nominated Leon Bridges and cultural icon Adele, and well as curated soundtracks for the best selling video game franchise NBA Live by EA Sports.

MICK has spun private events for some of the world’s most prominent celebrities, brands, tech companies and philanthropic organizations including Beyonce, Bravo, Cadillac, Entertainment Weekly, Fast Company, Hillary Clinton, HBO, Instagram, Interview Magazine, Jay Z, Jimmy Kimmel, LeBron James, Michelle Obama, Miguel, Misty Copeland, Nike, NBC, Pencils Of Promise, Prince, Rihanna, Samsung, Sotheby’s, Spike Lee, Spotify, Target, Twitter, Under Armour, Vanity Fair, and Yahoo.

Known for his social media influence, MICK is now collaborati(Show Full Bio)ng with Cadillac as a brand ambassador. His fashion clients include: Adidas, Audemars Piguet, Bally, Bergdorf Goodman, Coach, Esquire Magazine, GQ, IWC, Jeremy Scott, Kanye West, Master & Dynamic, Public School, Ralph Lauren and W Magazine.

MICK also regularly speaks to corporations, schools and conferences about inspiring creativity, developing innovative culture, and forming a dream career out of your passions. His clients include Twitter, NYU, Fashion Institute of Technology, Harvard, Mekanism and Blender Workspace.

As a digital and social entrepreneur, MICK invests and consults with a wide array of start ups. He is a co-owner of Dot Dot Dash – a new media studio inventing cutting edge interactive environments, Localeur – a travel recommendation platform recognized as one of the best new apps of 2015 by Time Magazine, and Anchor – a new kind of radio where anyone can join the conversation.

Twitter - @iamMICK
Instagram - @mick

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


Nilofer Merchant
Nilofer Merchant

Innovation Expert; Author of "THE POWER OF ONLYNESS: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World"
http://www.nilofermerchant.com

Nilofer Merchant is a master at turning seemingly “wild” ideas into new realities and showing the rest of us how we can too. She has done so through her books, her top-ranked TED talk, and her accomplishments at Fortune 500 companies and startups. So much so that she was awarded the Future Thinker Award from Thinkers50, which ranks the world’s leading business thinkers and named her the #1 person most likely to influence the future of management in both theory and practice.

She began her career in business 25 years ago as an administrative assistant, and quickly rose to division leader, to CEO, to board member of a NASDAQ-traded company—gathering monikers such as the “Jane Bond of Innovation” along the way for her ability to guide organizations through impossible odds.

She has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales and has held executive positions at everywhere from Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Autodesk to startups in the early days of t(Show Full Bio)he Web (Golive, later bought by Adobe). Logitech, Symantec, HP, Yahoo, VMWare, and many others have turned to her guidance on new product strategies, entering new markets, defending against competitors, and optimizing revenues. Merchant is one of the few people who can say they have fought a competitive battle against Microsoft and won, for Symantec’s Anti-Virus $2.1B annual business. She has served on boards for both public and private companies, as well as on governance boards on public policies.

The author of two previous books on how organizations can better employ new ideas, Merchant’s latest, THE POWER OF ONLYNESS: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World (Viking; Hardcover; On Sale 8/29/17; $27.00), shares her insider expertise to reveal new ways of connecting our ideas to the world around us. CNBC has called Nilofer a visionary. Her second book, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the #SocialEra, was chosen by Fast Company as one of the Best Business Books of 2012.

Nilofer has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and written innovation columns for BusinessWeek and Forbes; her byline and ideas have also appeared in publications like the Harvard Business Review, Wired, and O: The Oprah Magazine. A TED speaker, she shares the stage with luminaries regularly, including Margaret Atwood, Malcolm Gladwell, and Bono.

Twitter - @nilofer
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0UULIJ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 8/1/2017 @4:00 PM


Matt Schneider
Matt Schneider

Co-Founder
New York City Dads Group
http://citydadsgroup.com/nyc

Matt Schneider lives with his wife and two sons in New York City. He has contributed to The Huffington Post, Quartz, New York Family Magazine, TimeToPlayMag.com and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, and CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood. Matt hosts The Modern Dads Podcast, a monthly show highlighting stories of 21st century dads and families.

Episodes: 7/25/2017 @7:00 PM, 5/2/2017 @7:00 PM


Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl
Dr. Stephanie Abbuhl

Professor and Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs; Executive Director
University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; FOCUS on Health and Leadership for Women
http://www.med.upenn.edu

Dr. Abbuhl has over 100 publications to her credit and a plethora of honors. Since 2001, she’s been the Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a unique faculty development program to recruit, retain and advance women faculty and to promote women’s health research. In 2004, the FOCUS program received the AAMC’s Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. Dr. Abbuhl also spearheaded a longitudinal, randomized-controlled trial study, the Transforming Academic Culture Trial, to examine causal factors and interventions that promote women’s careers in science and medicine. Since 2013 Dr. Abbuhl has collaboratively developed a Penn Pathways career-leadership program for men and women assistant professors in the STEM fields.

Episode: 7/18/2017 @7:00 PM


Eric Barker
Eric Barker

Author of "Barking up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong"
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbarker/

Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 290,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to speak at MIT, Yale, West Point, the University of Pennsylvania, NPR affiliates, and on morning television.

Twitter - @bakadesuyo
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KT104RI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Time - time.com/author/eric-barker/
Business Insider - www.businessinsider.com/author/eric-barker
Blog - http://www.bakadesuyo.com/

Episode: 7/11/2017 @7:00 PM


Jonelle Lesniak
Jonelle Lesniak

Senior Analyst
THRUUE
http://thruue.com

Jonelle holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, class of 2014. She believes in the importance of self-reflection and authenticity to creating a fulfilling life. To that end, she coaches young professionals to consider important, insightful questions that lead to deeper self-knowledge that they can put into action. She also seeks to create change in organizations in her full-time role as a consultant at THRUUE. During her time at Wharton she studied legal studies, business ethics, social impact, public policy and philosophy. After working for a short time in the public policy field after graduation, she participated in an academic fellowship where she conducted research and wrote on elite college culture and its power to shape students' desires and definitions of success. This work ultimately led her to pursue a career in coaching and company culture.

Episode: 6/27/2017 @7:00 PM


Jason Fried
Jason Fried

Founder and CEO
Basecamp
https://basecamp.com/story

Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp. Known for his distinct points of view on business, software and productivity, Jason is a long-time proponent of keeping companies profitable, small and manageable. He believes in businesses -- not startups -- and that the only successful approach to business is a calm one.

Episodes: 10/3/2017 @7:00 PM, 6/20/2017 @7:00 PM


Ryan McCarty
Ryan McCarty

Co-Founder
Culture of Good, Inc.
http://cultureofgood.com/team/ryan-mccarty/

As the former director of customer and employee relations at TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the nation, Ryan McCarty is no stranger to empowering employees through a powerful cultural movement.

Under Ryan’s guidance through TCC’s “Culture of Good,” which enables others to do good in their communities for the value of the investment rather than the return on investment, TCC donated $1 million to Riley Hospital for Children; provided 250,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children; gave away supply packs to 5,000 teachers; and contributed $100,000 in grants to organizations focused on improving the environment.

Ryan created Culture of Good, Inc. to inspire other businesses to create truly altruistic programs that make the world a better place.

Ryan believes in order for a company’s Culture of Good to be successful and meaningful, giving back must be engrained in the foundation of its core values. Through Culture of Good, Inc. Ryan helps other o(Show Full Bio)rganizations engage the hearts of their employees and empower them to make the changes they wish to see in their communities.

Episodes: 6/13/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/14/2017 @7:00 PM


Scott Moorehead
Scott Moorehead

Co-Founder
Culture of Good, Inc
http://cultureofgood.com/team/scott-moorehead/

Scott Moorehead is the Co-founder of Culture of Good, Inc. and CEO of Round Room, TCC, and Redux.

Scott is a recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in what it takes to create and develop purposeful for-profit organizations that abide by the philosophy of doing well by doing good.

Under Scott’s direction as CEO, TCC has grown from annual revenues of $135 Million to over $1 Billion. TCC was named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies for four consecutive years. TCC has maintained a position in the rankings of the Hire Power Awards from Inc. Magazine as one of the country’s top job creators. On top of this, Scott has been named to several different 40 under 40 notable executive lists, including the Indianapolis Business Journal and Dealerscope Consumer Electronics Executives.

Scott’s involvement inside the philanthropic world revolves around several organizations. He co-founded The Moorehead Family Foundation, whi(Show Full Bio)ch to date has given away nearly $2 Million. He also founded Culture of Good, Inc. as the first certified Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) in the State of Indiana.

Episodes: 6/13/2017 @7:00 PM, 2/14/2017 @7:00 PM