Recent Guests

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.

Episode: 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


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


Joan C. Williams
Joan C. Williams

Professor; Director, Center for WorkLife Law; Author of "White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America"
Hastings College of Law, University of California
http://www.uchastings.edu/faculty/williams/index.php

Professor Joan C. Williams is a Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, and the Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, J.D., and Master's Degree in City Planning (1980); Yale University, B.A., History (1974); and Princeton Day School (1970).

Described as having "something approaching rock star status” by The New York Times, Williams was awarded the Families and Work Institute Work Life Legacy Award (2014), Hastings Visionary Award (2013), American Bar Foundation's Outstanding Scholar Award (2012), the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award (2012), the ABA’s Margaret Brent Award for Women Lawyers of Achievement (2006), the Distinguished Publication Award of the Association for Women in Psychology (2003), and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award for Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It (Oxford University P(Show Full Bio)ress, 2000). In recognition of her interdisciplinary work, Williams gave the 2008 Massey Lectures in American Civilization at Harvard University, delivered in prior years by (among others) Eudora Welty, Gore Vidal and Toni Morrison. She is the author or co-author of over ninety academic articles and book chapters, along with eight books, most recently What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Every Woman Should Know (NYU Press, 2014) with her daughter, Rachel Dempsey.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N276AU1/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 5/30/2017 @7:00 PM


Erin Bagwell
Erin Bagwell

Filmmaker and Feminist Blogger; Founder of Feminist Wednesday Blog
http://www.erin-bagwell.com

Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. In May 2016, Dream, Girl screened at the White House as part of the United State of Women Summit followed by a sold out screening at the iconic Paris Theater in New York City.

Erin’s story has been featured in Forbes, TED, Vogue, and The Washington Post and she was named one of Oprah’s SuperSoul100 a list featuring extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others. In 2017, Erin was selected to be part of the American Film Showcase, which is part of the U.S. Department of State in coordination with U.S. embassies and consulates. They send American documentarians on trips to various countries around the world to (Show Full Bio)screen their films, lead filmmaking workshops and engage with audiences. Dream, Girl is available worldwide for public screenings and was named the number one feminist documentary to watch by the Huffington Post.

Episode: 5/23/2017 @7:00 PM


Monica Worline
Monica Worline

Founder, CEO; Author of "Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations"
EnlivenWork
http://www.enlivenwork.com

Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an organization that teaches businesses how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education; Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion in the workplace; and co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations.

Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations. She is an award-winning teacher who has also served on the faculties of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University; the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine; and the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine.

Book - https://ww(Show Full Bio)w.amazon.com/dp/B01LYKB8I4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Personal Site - http://monicaworline.com

Episode: 5/16/2017 @7:00 PM


Marci Alboher
Marci Alboher

Vice President
Encore.org
http://encore.org/who-we-are/encore-org-encore-vision/

Marci is a leading authority on the changing face of work and a Vice President at Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. Her book, The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life, was published by Workman Publishing in January of 2013. A former blogger and columnist for The New York Times, she is the author of One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash “/” Career. Marci has appeared on or been quoted by countless media outlets including The Today Show, The NBC Nightly News, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio. Marci is on the board of Girls Write Now, the advisory council of Echoing Green’s Work on Purpose program, and the advisory board of The OpEd Project. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from The University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University.

Episode: 5/9/2017 @7:00 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


Vik Bakhru
Vik Bakhru

Chief Operating Officer
First Opinion
https://firstopinionapp.com/about/

Dr. Vik Bakhru is a physician who has an extensive background in both the business and practice of medicine. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for a venture-backed, startup telemedicine company based in San Francisco. He previously 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 worked in Central America as an entrepreneur in the health care services domain and with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC, www.fimrc.org), a nonprofit he founded while completing his medical studies at The George Washington University School of(Show Full Bio) Medicine & Health Sciences.

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, Dr. Bakhru did 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 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. Dr. Bakhru’s professional affiliations include membership in the American College of Surgeons and the American Medical Association.

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


Maria Yuan
Maria Yuan

Founder
IssueVoter
http://issuevoter.org/

Maria Yuan is the Founder of IssueVoter, a non-partisan platform that helps users make their voice heard in Washington and track how elected officials vote – holding politicians accountable. IssueVoter's mission is to give everyone a voice in our democracy by making civic engagement accessible, impactful, & efficient. IssueVoter launched November 9 – answering the question, “The election is over, now what?” for thousands of Americans – and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, MTV, & more.

Maria’s professional experience spans politics and campaigns, recruiting, social enterprise, investment banking, strategy, and corporate development. Maria has consulted to companies, social enterprises, and nonprofits, including San Francisco Conservation Corps, PlaNet Finance, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Urban Outfitters. She has served on the boards of Gibney Dance and The University of Texas Co-Op, and was a founding member of Friends of the Children NY’s Young Professionals Board. (Show Full Bio)Maria earned an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Twitter - @IssueVoter

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


David Tucker
David Tucker

Head of Strategy
SwellShark
http://swellshark.com/

David is the Head of Strategy at SwellShark, an independent media planning and buying agency. He is an experienced marketing and business strategist who has worked in strategy roles in management consultanting with Bain & Company, in creative advertising at McCann Worldgroup, and prior to SwellShark in media at UM. He has worked to ask the right questions and uncover the data to make smart decisions for emerging and leading brands across many different categories including Airlines, Alcohol, CPG, Consumer Technology, Energy & Chemicals, Entertainment and Financial Services. David graduate magna cum laude from the Wharton School, studying Marketing, Finance, and Political Science.

Twitter - @SwellShark

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


Stephanie Ackley Crowe
Stephanie Ackley Crowe

Senior Director of Learning & Development
Manhattan Associates
http://www.manh.com/

Stephanie Crowe is a global organizational transformation leader, whose specialty is to multiply the impact of the greatest asset of any organization – its people. Stephanie leads teams dedicated to the achievement of high quality, strategically-driven outcomes for expertise-leveraged business. In her role leading Global Learning and Development at Manhattan Associates, she delivers transformative change across geographies for Manhattan and its supply chain commerce clients, for top-line enablement and bottom-line efficiency of the commerce-ready enterprise.

Stephanie obtained her MBA from The Wharton School of Business and her BA in International Studies from American University.

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