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Jenna Fisher
Jenna Fisher

Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates
http://www.russellreynolds.com/consultants/jenna-fisher

Jenna Fisher leads the Corporate Officers Sector globally and specializes in leading senior financial officer assignments, serving clients across various sectors, including the technology, consumer, healthcare and retail industries. Jenna's clients include Fortune 1000 corporations, middle-market private equity portfolio companies, as well as highly visible, pre-public venture capital-backed enterprises. The majority of her work over the past ten years has been recruiting CFOs, although she has conducted numerous assignments for treasurers, controllers, internal audit executives and division chief financial officers. Jenna is also involved at the board level, recruiting financial experts to serve on Audit Committees. She is based in San Francisco.

Episode: 2/20/2018 @7:00 PM


Christine Porath
Christine Porath

Associate Professor of Management
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
http://www.christineporath.com/

Christine Porath is an Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She is also a consultant working with leading organizations to help them create a thriving workplace.

Her speaking and consulting clients include Google, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, Genentech, Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice, and National Security Agency.

Christine is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and has written articles for New York Times (Sunday Review), Wall Street Journal, McKinsey Quarterly, and Washington Post. Her New York Times articles on Why You Hate Work and No Time to Be Nice at Work have been shared nearly 150,000 times on social media.

She frequently delivers conference talks, including at Conference Board, Human Resources People and Strategy (HRPS), and Work Human. She has taught in various Executive programs at Harvard, Georgetown, USC, and ESADE. Prior to her posit(Show Full Bio)ion at Georgetown, she was a faculty member at Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California.

Porath is author Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. Her research has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Consumer Research, and many other journals and books.

Christine’s work has been featured worldwide in over 1500 television, radio and print outlets. It has appeared on 20/20, Today, FoxNews, CNN, BBC, NBC, msnbc, CBS, ABC, and NPR. It has also been included in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, NY Times, The Washington Post, and L.A. Times.

Before getting her Ph.D., she worked for International Management Group (IMG), a leading sports management and marketing firm. Porath received her Ph.D. from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from College of the Holy Cross where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa as well as the women’s basketball and soccer teams.

Twitter - @PorathC | @Georgetown
Personal Site - ChristinePorath.com
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Civility-Manifesto-Christine-Porath/dp/1455568988

Episode: 2/13/2018 @7:00 PM


Amy Dahm
Amy Dahm

Author/ Businesswoman/ Former Diplomat
http://www.nowebsite.com

Amy Dahm is a retired Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department and was selected by State as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Fellow. While serving as a Press Officer in the State Department's Bureau of European Affairs, she briefed the Spokesperson daily on U.S. government policy positions regarding European issues, including Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe. She led the advance teams for the Secretary of State's visits overseas and worked in the Department of State's Operations Center. Ms. Dahm served as the Assistant Public Affairs and Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Nicosia in Cyprus and as Vice-Consul at U.S. Embassy San Jose in Costa Rica.

Before joining the State Department, Ms. Dahm worked for eight years as an international business consultant with such firms as Bain & Company in the areas of technology, aerospace, and energy before earning her MBA from The Wharton School.

Ms. Dahm has lectured at the Foreign Service Institut(Show Full Bio)e and The Wharton School on business, leadership, and public affairs. She has appeared as a featured guest on CBS Radio and the Harvard Business Review. She is currently working on her first book-a field guide for professional women.

Twitter - @amydahm

Episode: 2/6/2018 @7:00 PM


Alli Folk
Alli Folk

MBA Candidate; Strategy Consultant
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/

Alli Folk is an experienced strategist in the for-profit and nonprofit sector, with significant expertise in the arts. She began her career at Bain & Company in San Francisco, where she worked in the healthcare, retail, technology, private equity, and education industries. Alli has recently combined her interest in strategy with her deep love for ballet and has since worked in strategy and business development at New York City Ballet, strategic finance at San Francisco Ballet, and as a strategy consultant to Dance/USA. Alli holds a B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University and will graduate with an MBA from The Wharton School in May 2018.

Episode: 2/6/2018 @7:00 PM


Molly Dince
Molly Dince

Manager of Agency Development, Google Marketing Solutions
Google
https://www.google.com/partners/about/

A graduate of the Wharton MBA Class of 2016, Molly is currently Agency Development Manager for Google Marketing Solutions, a division of Google's advertising sales team that is dedicated to supporting small businesses and boutique marketing agencies. In this role, Molly oversees a $25M portfolio of premier marketing agencies, and is charged with helping grow their agency business and the success of their clients, through the adoption of Google's advertising solutions. Prior to Wharton, Molly was the second employee of a fast-growing financial technology startup, CommonBond Inc, where she was Head of Communications and Partnerships, and earlier in her career, she worked in corporate communications at two PR agencies based in NYC. Molly was born and raised in Brooklyn and now lives in the West Village of Manhattan with her fiance Max.

Episode: 2/6/2018 @7:00 PM


Lisa Buckingham
Lisa Buckingham

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Head of Brand and Enterprise Communications
Lincoln Financial Group
http://www.lfg.com

Executive Vice President Lisa Buckingham is the chief human resources officer for Lincoln Financial Group, responsible for all human resources practices and policies for the organization. She is also responsible for overseeing the corporation’s brand and enterprise communications, consumer insights and corporate social responsibility activities. She reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Dennis R. Glass.

Buckingham has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of human resources management.

Buckingham earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. Her professional areas of focus include organizational development, total rewards strategies, change management and talent management. In October 2017, she was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine. In February 2015, she was named one of the top 10 CHROs in a list published by Forbes. Buckingham was named 2012 Pennsylvania Woman of the Year by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council.(Show Full Bio)r>
She is on the Board of Directors of the HR Policy Association, and the new American Health Policy Institute. She serves as Membership Chair, and is an Executive Committee member of the Peer Round Table for CHROs. She also serves on the board of the Eagles Charitable Foundation and Chairs the Lincoln Foundation.

Twitter - @lincolnfingroup

Episode: 1/30/2018 @7:00 PM


Kim Scott
Kim Scott

Co-Founder; Author of "Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing Your Humanity"
Candor, Inc
http://www.radicalcandor.com/team/

Kim Scott is the co-founder of Candor, Inc. She is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, to be published by St Martin’s Press March 2017. Kim has been an advisor at Dropbox, Kurbo, Qualtrics, ReelGood, Shyp, Twitter, and several other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google. Previously, Kim was the co-founder and CEO of Juice Software, a collaboration start-up, and led business development at Delta Three and Capital Thinking. Earlier in her career, Kim worked as a senior policy advisor at the FCC, managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo, started a diamond cutting factory in Moscow, and was an analyst on the Soviet Companies Fund. She is the author of three novels Virtual Love, The Househusband, and The Measurement Problem.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Candor-Kick-Ass-Without-Humanity/dp/1427283125

Episode: 1/23/2018 @7:00 PM


Joanna Barsh
Joanna Barsh

President
Centered Leadership Project
http://joannabarsh.net

Director Emerita at McKinsey & Company, Joanna served consumer-facing clients for over 30 years, leading growth strategy, performance transformation, organization effectiveness, and leadership development projects. And in 2007, Joanna led the creation of Centered Leadership at McKinsey with the mission to develop all leaders seeking to transform their organizations and communities.

Joanna has delivered keynotes, led senior discussions, and facilitated executive workshops at over 100 companies, governments, and organizations in more than 20 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and other western countries.

In addition, Joanna has long been a strong advocate for women. Joanna served on NYC’s Commission on Women’s Issues from 2002-2013, invited by Mayor Bloomberg. She led ground-breaking research for The Wall Street Journal’s Women in Econ Task Force and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. S(Show Full Bio)he has spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women summit, DB’s Women on Wall Street and Women in Asia summits, the annual EVE Programmes in France and China, MAKERS, and more. Joanna co-chairs the Leadership Working Group on the International Council of Women Business Leaders and facilitates its Centered Leadership program in Sweden.

She is the best-selling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership. Her newest book, Grow Wherever You Work, helps rising leaders accelerate their growth by embracing challenges. Editions will also be available in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
Joanna holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago in English Literature, in addition to Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar. Having completed 20 years on the board of Sesame Workshop, Joanna currently serves on the board of Genesco and is a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees.
Joanna and her husband split their time between New York City, a farm upstate, and Tucson, Arizona.

Twitter - @joba42

Episode: 1/16/2018 @7:00 PM


Brett Hurt
Brett Hurt

Co-Founder, CEO
data.world
https://data.world/about/

Brett Hurt is the CEO and Co-founder of data.world, which is building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. Brett is also a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra. HFI are in 45 startups, mostly in Austin, and 11 VC funds.

Prior to HFI, Brett founded Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) and served as CEO and President for 7½ years, leading the company from bootstrapped concept to IPO, with 800 people and 2,000 clients worldwide. Brett also founded and led Coremetrics, helping grow the company into a global, leading marketing analytics solution for the digital retail industry before its acquisition by IBM.

Brett holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BBA in MIS from U.T. Austin. He serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School. Brett was named by E&Y as Entrepreneur of the Year for Austin in 2009. He established the Bazaarvoice Foundation and received the Austin Entrepreneurs (Show Full Bio)Foundation’s Community Leadership Award in 2012. Brett was named CEO of the Year for large companies by the Austin Business Journal in 2012 and received the Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership in 2013. Brett and Debra received the LBJ Humanitarian Award in 2014.

Twitter - @databrett
Blog - https://lucky7.io

Episodes: 1/9/2018 @7:00 PM, 1/2/2018 @7:00 PM


Brett Hurt
Brett Hurt

Co-Founder, CEO
data.world
https://data.world/about/

Brett Hurt is the CEO and Co-founder of data.world, which is building the most meaningful, collaborative, and abundant data resource in the world. Brett is also a seed-stage investor at Hurt Family Investments (HFI) in partnership with his wife, Debra. HFI are in 45 startups, mostly in Austin, and 11 VC funds.

Prior to HFI, Brett founded Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) and served as CEO and President for 7½ years, leading the company from bootstrapped concept to IPO, with 800 people and 2,000 clients worldwide. Brett also founded and led Coremetrics, helping grow the company into a global, leading marketing analytics solution for the digital retail industry before its acquisition by IBM.

Brett holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BBA in MIS from U.T. Austin. He serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Wharton School. Brett was named by E&Y as Entrepreneur of the Year for Austin in 2009. He established the Bazaarvoice Foundation and received the Austin Entrepreneurs (Show Full Bio)Foundation’s Community Leadership Award in 2012. Brett was named CEO of the Year for large companies by the Austin Business Journal in 2012 and received the Joseph Wharton Award for Young Leadership in 2013. Brett and Debra received the LBJ Humanitarian Award in 2014.

Twitter - @databrett
Blog - https://lucky7.io

Episodes: 1/9/2018 @7:00 PM, 1/2/2018 @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

Episodes: 1/2/2018 @7:00 PM, 10/17/2017 @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

Episodes: 12/26/2017 @7:00 PM, 8/29/2017 @7:00 PM


Amy Wrzesniewski
Amy Wrzesniewski

Professor
Yale University
http://som.yale.edu/amy-wrzesniewski

Amy Wrzesniewski is a Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Yale School of Management at Yale University. Her research interests focus on how people make meaning of their work in difficult contexts (e.g., stigmatized occupations, virtual work, absence of work), the experience of work as a job, career, or calling, and how people craft their jobs to shape the meaning of their work. She has won the IBM Faculty Award for her research, and has won awards for her undergraduate, graduate, and executive teaching. Amy earned her PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan. She has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Science.

Twitter - @amywrzesniewski

Episode: 12/19/2017 @7:00 PM


Robert Pozen
Robert Pozen

Senior Lecturer; Author of "Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours"
MIT Sloan School of Management
https://executive.mit.edu/faculty/profile/308-robert-pozen

Robert C. Pozen is currently a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2012, he won acclaim for a popular book showing professionals how to get more done at work, entitled Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours.

In 2004, Bob became the executive chairman of MFS Investment Management, which now manages over $400 billion for mutual funds and pension plans. Between 2004 and 2010, MFS’s assets under management doubled.

During his distinguished career, Bob has been active in business, government and academia. Prior to joining MFS, he was vice chairman of Fidelity Investments and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company. During Bob’s five years as president, Fidelity’s assets increased from $500 billion to $900 billion.

In late 2001 and 2002, Bob served on President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security, where he developed a progressive plan to make the system solv(Show Full Bio)ent. In 2003, Bob served as Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In 2007, he served as chairman of the SEC's Committee to Improve Financial Reporting.

Bob is currently an independent director of Medtronic, Nielsen and AMC (a subsidiary of the World Bank). He also serves as Chairman of the board of the Tax Policy Center, and on the advisory board of Perella Weinberg Partners.

Bob frequently writes articles for the Financial Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has published a book on the recent financial crisis, Too Big To Save? How to Fix the US Financial System, and a guide for investors entitled The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed.

Bob graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and holds a law degree from Yale, where he also obtained a doctorate for a book on state enterprises in Africa.

Twitter - @pozen
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Productivity-Boost-Results-Reduce-ebook/dp/B007HBLNSS
Personal Site - bobpozen.com

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


Vik Bakhru
Vik Bakhru

Chief Operating Officer; Physician; Entrepreneur; Senior Healthcare Executive
ConsejoSano
http://www.consejosano.com

Dr. Vikram Bakhru is the Chief Operating Officer of ConsejoSano, Inc., a multicultural technology platform dedicated to improving health outcomes for underserved populations. Prior to his current role, he worked as Chief Operating Officer of First Opinion, Inc., a venture backed, telemedicine start-up based in San Francisco. Before First Opinion, Dr. Bakhru served as Chief Medical Officer for Abercrombie & Kent Global Health, a Fortress Investment Group portfolio company that facilitates high quality, affordable medical travel. In addition, Dr. Bakhru worked as a Director at New York Presbyterian Hospital/The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City where he managed an annual spend base of approximately $600 million for the purchase of all clinical goods and services.

Prior to his role at NYP, Dr. Bakhru lived in Central America and worked as an entrepreneur in the health care services domain with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (F(Show Full Bio)IMRC), a non-profit he founded while studying medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Washington, DC. FIMRC (www.fimrc.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing health care access in underserved areas of the developing world. FIMRC now boasts a team of over 3,000 full-time staff and volunteers who work hard to further develop FIMRC's self-sustainable revenue model and network of pediatric and women’s health ambulatory care centers.

Dr. Bakhru earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The George Washington University as part of the Seven-Year Integrated Medical Program. After his undergraduate and medical education in Washington, DC, Dr. Bakhru did his residency training in general surgery in Philadelphia and subsequently earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bakhru is licensed to practice medicine in 17 states, and owns and operates a network of medical practice groups that conduct telemedicine consultations.

Dr. Bakhru serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations including the Nanubhai Education Foundation (www.nanubhai.org), Aspire Global Health (www.aspireglobalhealth.org) and FIMRC. His professional affiliations include membership in the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Telemedicine Association. He has been awarded the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Leadership Award, The George Washington University Award, the Kaiser Family Foundation Grant, the Becker’s Hospital Review: Rising Stars in Healthcare Award, and most recently was named to the Wharton Forty Under Forty for 2017.

Finally, Dr. Bakhru gives guest lectures and speaks regularly at academic institutions and international conferences. Recent and upcoming speaking engagements for 2017 include: Indian Institute of Management: General Management for Health Care Executives, Stanford University: Medicine X, HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit, Digital Health London, HIMSS Population Health Summit.

Twitter - @vikbakhru

Episodes: 12/5/2017 @7:00 PM, 4/25/2017 @7:30 PM, 2/7/2017 @7:00 PM


Tony Schwartz
Tony Schwartz

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
The Energy Project
http://www.theenergyproject.com

Tony Schwartz is the CEO and founder of The Energy Project, a consulting firm that helps organizations tap the full range of their people’s capacity so they can perform more effectively and sustainably.

Tony is considered one of the world’s thought leaders around sustainable high performance and building more human workplaces. He began his career as a journalist and has been a reporter for the New York Times, a writer for Newsweek and a contributor to publications such as New York, Esquire, Vanity Fair and Fast Company.

Since founding The Energy Project in 2003, Tony has written for extensively for the Harvard Business Review. He has also written the Life@Work column in the New York Times, and three of the most popular articles in the Times during the past several years: “Why You Hate Work,” “Relax, You’ll Be More Productive,” and “Addicted to Distraction.”

Tony is also the author of several books, including The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time (Show Full Bio)(with Jim Loehr), which spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, also a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Tony has been a frequent guest on shows such as “CBS This Morning,” and CNBC’s “Squawk Box,”

Tony has delivered keynotes and trainings to leaders of companies around the world, including Google, Unilever, Facebook, Whole Foods, Microsoft, the Los Angeles Police Department, the National Security Agency, and Save the Children. The Energy Project now has offices in three countries: the U.S., Britain, and the Netherlands.

Twitter - @energy_project

Episode: 11/28/2017 @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/

Episodes: 11/21/2017 @7:00 PM, 7/11/2017 @7:00 PM


Sanyin Siang
Sanyin Siang

Executive Director; CEO Coach; Advisor
Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & 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

Episodes: 1/2/2018 @7:00 PM, 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