March 28, 2017
CEO and Founder
CD Consulting Group
Constance Dierickx helps senior executives in high-stakes transitions and crisis. Her clients succeed in mergers and acquisitions 400 percent more often than the average. She has consulted with executives in more than 20 countries on five continents over a 25-year period. Prior to her consulting career, Constance was a stockbroker, where she observed the effect of illogical decisions on both her clients and colleagues. Her curiosity about how people make decisions led her to study psychology and business, earning a PhD, and becoming known as The Decision Doctor™. Her forthcoming book High Stakes Leadership is due in September, 2017.
In this podcast, Constance talks about the biggest traps in mergers and acquisitions, as well as the role emotion plays in these decisions. She discusses the invisible decision traps executives often fall into, why courage, judgment and fortitude are critical for successful high stakes leadership, and what today’s marketers can learn from Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey.
March 15, 2017
CEO and Founder
Lisen Stromberg is an award-winning journalist, sought-after speaker, and CEO and founder of PrismWork, a culture innovation consultancy. In her new book, Work Pause Thrive; How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career, she reveals how trailblazing women have disrupted the traditional career paradigm to achieve person and professional goals.
In this podcast, Lisen talks about debunking the myth that temporarily downshifting or pausing to focus on family will kill your career. She discusses her learnings from a survey of nearly 1500 people, provides guidance for employers who are looking to keep parents of both sexes on a leadership track, and what this means for marketers.
February 28, 2017
Ayelet Baron is an author, coach, and speaker who is creating a new way forward for business and offering a bridge to 21st century leadership. Her recent book, Our Journey to Corporate Sanity, is not just another business book – it brings together 33 visionary leaders whose transformational stories can help us recognize that we are in the human-to-human era where purpose and experiences matter more than mere transactions.
In this podcast, Ayelet talks about the key shifts she sees occurring in today’s business world, including a loss of trust in key institutions. She discusses why trust, relationships, and community are key currencies in the 21st century, and shetells us why today’s environment offers an opportunity to breakdown old systems, unlearn bad habits, and build real deep social connections for the future.
February 11, 2017
Toro Consulting Inc.
Dan Weedin is a business growth consultant based in the Seattle area. His innovative ideas and strategies help business owners grow, develop, and protect their business and people. He is a commercially published author whose latest book is title Unleashed Leadership. Dan’s work has been featured in leading business journals, like US News & World Report and Fast Company.
In this podcast, Dan talks about why mindset is so critical for small businesses to succeed and grow. He shares tips on how to sustain business growth, and he tells us businesses should expect to have 3 crises per year and learn how to plan for them.
January 4, 2017
Gregory Diehl has traveled to over 49 countries on a global quest for learning, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, and inquiry. His first book Brand Identity Breakthrough, was a smash hit and quickly became an Amazon bestseller. Gregory continues to travel internationally, offering unconventional lifestyle coaching and brand identity consultancy for impassioned individuals.
In this podcast, Gregory talks about the biggest mistakes he sees small business owners repeating time and again in their brand identity, as well as how entrepreneurs can be unique in a marketplace that grows more crowded every day. He shares what he’s learned about marketing and communication from living in so many cultures, and he tells us why having a strong brand personality is so important to build lasting relationships with customers.
December 20, 2016
Author, Speaker and Comedian
Kathy Klotz-Guest is the founder of Keeping it Human, whose mission is to help organizations and teams turn jargon-monoxide into compelling business stories, abolish boring marketing, and uncover bold ideas for marketing content, products, branding and more. She calls them idea orgasms! A podcaster (Keeping it Human’s Improvised Marketing Show), stand-up comic and improviser, Kathy has written two short books on humor, content, and storytelling (The Executive’s Bedtime Guide series) in addition to her recently released book, Stop Boring Me! How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv.
In this podcast, Kathy talks about how improv can help organizations collaborate more effectively and why the safe route is really much more risky. She discusses why it’s important that organizations value humor and don’t take themselves too seriously, plus she explains about idea orgasms and why it’s important that we have these at least once or twice a day.
December 6, 2016
Thomas Barta speaks, writes, and consults to customer leaders on achieving their organizational growth aspirations. A former McKinsey partner, his clients have included many of the world’s most prominent companies, including over two dozen of the Fortune 500. His research-based concept of customer leadership helps senior marketers and other leaders develop a top management view of the marketplace and the organization, enabling them to shape the C-suite agenda and drive profitable growth. He is the co-author of the recently published book The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader: How to Succeed by Building Customer and Company Value.
In this podcast, Thomas talks about the fact that less than half of marketers are happy with their influence and career success. He discusses what makes marketing leadership so different from other functional areas, introduces the value creation zone, and explains why a focus on leadership and digital technology is not enough to be a successful marketing leader.
November 10, 2016
Sandra Clark is a trainer and coach who specializes in helping busy professionals create powerful LinkedIn profiles and then teaching them how to use those profiles for results. The founder of LinkedIn Mentoring, she was formerly Director of Communications for UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley, and she is working on her first book, Social Media for the Socially Reluctant.
In this podcast, Sandra talks about why LinkedIn should be a key part of marketing strategy for individuals and businesses. She discusses the most common mistakes people make on LinkedIn, and explains how to use LinkedIn to build thought leadership.
October 11, 2016
Michelle Tillis Lederman
Named one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, Michelle Tillis Lederman is the author of three books including The 11 Laws of Likability, and her latest Nail the Interview, Land the Job. She is the CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides custom communication and leadership training and coaching programs. Michelle has appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox, Gayle King, and NPR and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Working Mother, US News & World Report, Monster.com, USA Today, CNBC, and About.com.
In this podcast, Michelle talks about why job seekers should use the interview process to market themselves. She discusses techniques to use to build an effective personal brand and explains how important it is to demonstrate that brand in the first interview and after you’ve been hired, too.