So you want to be a leader?... Really?
We’re here to explore the highs and lows of leadership today with our guests and help you navigate the complexity of being a leader. From every aspect, from the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between. With weekly guests from all levels of the organisation.
Pat Chapman Pincher
Pat aims to add value in any job that she takes on. She has spent more than 40 years in the global communications industry through good times and bad and knows how to succeed in both. She has been responsible for creating and growing companies in the Internet, fixed and mobile telecoms sector ranging from start-ups to major multi-nationals. Since 2002 Pat has been pursuing a portfolio career combining consultancy, CEO mentoring and NED roles in both the profit and the not-for-profit sectors.
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Janine Mathó is an award-winning leader in education, learning, workforce development & gender equity on a mission to develop solutions that help people learn, live & work on their terms.
As a consultant, advisor & coach:
* I help forward-thinking leaders, innovative companies, universities, and NGOs realize revenue, impact, and reputational returns in the dynamic & challenging human capital markets.
* I support high achievers who are elevating their lives, careers or businesses, people who understand that to keep raising the bar, they must continue to grow.
* I’m building ExponentialChangemakers, a growing global network propelling women from early to mid-career, as co-founder & CEO.
* In my newsletter, Reimagining Life & Work, I explore possibilities & challenge traditional norms.
I am a trusted advisor to exceptional leaders in world-class organizations–corporates, academic and learning institutions, and non-profits–who seek reinvention, growth, or innovative solutions in the face of challenges.
With over two decades of senior operational and strategic leadership experience, I bring wide and deep expertise across the PreK to Gray learning ecosystem, spanning the business model challenges for colleges, universities, and learning institutions, the interface with employers, and the implications of disruptive developments in the future of work.
I value personal freedom & excellence, lead with insatiable curiosity, and am continuously learning & evolving. I embrace risk and have a rebellious, adventurous, open spirit.
My expertise lies in developing a strategic vision, translating structural trends into actionable insights and thought leadership, bringing a laser focus to customer needs & reputational opportunities, and balancing stakeholders' perspectives. I’m known for silo-busting, bringing people together, and creating maverick solutions to pressing business or sector challenges.
To find out more visit - https://exponentialchangemakers.com/
Ulrike Seminati, a globally operating coach, trainer, and consultant, brings a wealth of experience as a former C-level executive to her expertise in authentic leadership and impactful communication. By blending the latest self-development methodologies with her extensive practical experience in leading across all levels of hierarchy, she enables leaders to master how to bring change-resistant people on board by harnessing their strengths instead of diminishing their motivation.
This is a link to my free e-guide where I share with your listeners an extraordinary tool to master the art of influence that I have applied with hundreds of leaders from around the globe. They will discover the secrets to generating intrinsic motivation within themselves and others, empowering them to bring their team with them along for the ride no matter how big the challenges are.
Dave Taylor is the CEO of LDR Leadership which provides evidence-based leadership practices that help guide companies toward success. Dave does this through the company’s Team Effectiveness Model which focuses on 5 pillars to creating a high performing organization/team. LDR Leadership leverages evidence-based research with unique senior leader experience from across the business, government, academic, military, and non-profit spectrum to collaboratively help businesses grow employees, develop effective teams, cultivate inspirational leaders, and build a high-performance culture. Dave's early career in the Special Operational Forces of the United States Army sparked his desire to continue in the leadership and personal and professional development space after his retirement from the Army. He is sought after for his engaging leadership background, successful transition from the military to entrepreneur, and his adventurous spirit. Dave believes in forever learning and in personal growth. His proudest accomplishments are his children, service in the Army, and being able to create a lasting friendship with his former spouse after a difficult divorce.
As the CEO of TRANSFORM YOUR PERFORMANCE, Regina Huber drives bold, value-driven, and heart-centered leadership of self and others. Her eclectic experience on five continents started in Germany and includes leadership positions at The Boston Consulting Group as well as ownership of businesses in Argentina, Brazil, and the U.S.
This experience shaped her into a multicultural Transformational Leadership Coach, International Inspirational Speaker, and Author of Speak up, Stand out and Shine. She also co-authored three other books and wrote numerous articles for magazines in the U.S. and Africa, where she has been featured by multiple media outlets. In 2021/22, she hosted her own TV show titled What’s Your Spark? Regina is a Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)® Enhanced Skills Practitioner. She created three signature coaching frameworks: Powerful Leadership Transformation (PLT)™ , New-Paradigm Leadership (NPL)™ and Get Your Dream Salary™. She has a passion for travel and dance.
For more details, visit: www.transformyourperformance.com
Lauren St George
Lauren St George is a creativity expert and change facilitator. She helps companies and individuals navigate change, overcome big hairy challenges and imagine bold solutions. Lauren is the founder of What's Next, a one-of-a-kind, highly engaging program that helps people figure out their best next chapter. Often this need for change is triggered by a major life event (divorce, grief, empty nester, retirement) or feeling stuck and unsure on what to do next (career, purpose, happiness). At the heart of it, we are all looking to live a more fulfilling life and Lauren has helped hundreds of people find theirs.
In her own words, I am a South African by birth, an American by choice and a global explorer by design. These life experiences have fostered in me an appreciation for the diversity of people's ideas, motivations, strengths, and dreams.
I am a coach and a consultant. I specialize in helping people and businesses think more creatively, overcome big hairy challenges and envision a brighter future.
I wear my coach hat with What’s Next. What’s Next is a radically different approach to finding more fulfilment in your life. What’s Next’s process is based on brain science, social psychology and the best practices used by the top businesses to drive innovation, plan for the future and yield success and applies them to our personal lives to disrupt comfortable patterns and design true change. Our program approach and tools get people to breakthroughs and jumpstart schange quickly in a unique and engaging way.
Curt Tueffert is a professional speaker, professor, author, podcast host, and frequent podcast guest. His combination of content plus high energy makes him an easy choice for subject matter expert in sales, marketing, leadership, customer service, and more.
Curt's work has earned him a Stevie award as well as other accolades. As the VP of Sales Development for a $1B Industral Distributor, Curt works his skills daily on the front lines of sales and marketing.
Victoria is a 20+ year Corporate Executive and Board Director. Nicknamed the “Turn Around Queen” by former colleagues and employers, Victoria inspires and empowers her team and clients to change mindsets and drive growth in business, leadership and culture.
As someone who does not subscribe to the status quo, she is always ready for new challenges becoming one of the youngest Chief Operating Officers at the age of 24, a president by 35 and a CEO by age 41.
Victoria was recognized as one of the 2023 Woman of Influence by South Florida Business Journal, 2022 Top 30 Most Influential Business Leaders in Tech by CIOLook, 2022 Most Influential Entrepreneur of the Year by World Magazine, 2021’s Top 50 Business Leader in Technology by Insight Magazine and a Mentor of the Year by Women in Communications & Technology in 2020. HSBC bank awarded her the Diversity & Inclusion in Innovation award in 2019 and she was IBM’s #1 Global Social Seller ranked by LinkedIn in 2019 and 2020.
As a prolific motivational and inspirational speaker, Victoria has delivered keynotes discussing the importance of personal branding and its impact on professional growth; being an empathetic leader in empowering employees; the power of DEI on corporate cultures and building a life of resilience.
Squirrel has been coding for forty years and has led software teams for twenty. He uses the power of conversations to create dramatic productivity gains in technology organisations of all sizes. Squirrel’s experience includes growing software teams as a CTO in startups from fintech to biotech to music, and everything in between; consulting on product improvement at over 170 organisations in the UK, US, Australia, and Europe; and coaching a wide variety of leaders in improving their conversations, aligning to business goals, and creating productive conflict. He lives in Frogholt, England, in a timber-framed cottage built in the year 1450.
I run a community of tech and non-tech executives learning together. It's free to join and my weekly events and the online forum are free. In the community, we discuss radical ideas like "centaurs for Artificial Intelligence" and "stop your tech team estimating", and participants ask tough questions with hard-hitting responses from me and community members.
Nadine is the founder of HopStair and has a background in social and behavioural science. She studied at Oxford and works as a senior manager in the NHS. Nadine is German by background and loves travel. With HopStair, she and her team are working on helping people build their foundational power of confidence - a widely misunderstood and neglected root factor in good mental health and unlocking potential. HopStair's mission is to tackle the root cause, not fight symptoms. It does that through a 3 pronged approach of an AI-driven nudge base platform, a community/peer-to-peer space and a coach marketplace.
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Kerry-Ann is a global business strategist, speaker and champion of small and medium-sized businesses.
She is committed to spreading the gospel that running a small and medium-sized business is vital and important to our economies, yet it doesn't have to feel like trying to manage a chaotic tornado. And business owners can run their businesses smoothly and feel confident that they will thrive.
I am an Austrian-Californian creativity-awareness educator, author of 5 books, podcaster, speaker, coach, and former Newport Beach CA arts commissioner. Fluent in German and English.
Outside-the-box thinker. My ability is to resolve paradoxes like why are 95% of worldwide artists existing around the poverty level and therefore should be proud to be poor. But without creativity there are no man-made systems, there would be no world as we know it.
The solution: I discover patterns within Art that foster creative communication and identify art values outside any systems which always raise our human potential.
Michaell MICHAELLM.com #TheSmartofArt
I'm a Master Humanistic Psychologist overturning accepted norms for human potential and promoting free-thinking and self-actualisation among powerful and influential Type A high achievers.
Straight-talking, authentic and constantly learning, you'll mostly find me wandering the Welsh hills, deep in one creative project or another, or enjoying various alternative activities such as conscious dance.
I founded Yes You Now in 2020 as a vehicle for helping high achievers go to the Next Level - for their business and for themselves personally. I recognise that those with power, wealth and influence are best placed to bring about positive change. It is my mission to help them do that wisely, and to exceed their private expectations for themselves and for their endeavours while they're at it. A flourishing and fulfilled leader is likely to be a better leader.
I work in Wales UK and online. My expertise lies in working with highly successful people, acting as guide, facilitator, coach and mentor. I provide catalytic, challenging and encouraging self-mastery programmes. Each programme is tailored to the individual client, to maximise that person's potential, apply that potential in real life, and deliver extraordinary outcomes.
My goal is to assist powerful & influential men and women to provide the strong and wise leadership the world needs in these disastrous times.
Alan moved to Japan at the age of 15 to pursue his dream of being a professional kickboxer and instead has become a passionate leader of others in a culture that is not his own.
This experience has given him great insight into how to deliver simplicity of message and develop others to fulfil their potential.
Alan now works with people and projects throughout Japan and the greater Asia region as he has done for the past 20 years.
He is experienced in sales, marketing, negotiation and general management in the Education, Publishing, Human Resources, Real Estate, Advertising, Online Media and Market Entry fields.
Gina Riley is a Human Resources professional who sits at the powerful convergence between Career Coaching, Executive Search, and Interview Skills Training.
An authority in career transition, she is the creator of the Career Velocity™ System – a comprehensive solution that helps leaders and executives map out a transition strategy to last throughout their careers.
Gina brings over 25 years of experience from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies and has a Master’s degree in Whole Systems Design.
With experience speaking at Portland's first Disrupt HR forum and the 2019 Career Thought Leaders Symposium, Gina is sought after for her thought leadership in the areas of professional networking and career development.
As a certified YouMap® coach, Gina uses a rare strength combination of focus and action to customize her model for each client.
Gina’s unique approach helps leaders showcase themselves as a “Business Solution” and position themselves as authoritative problem solvers that accelerate career transition success.
With leadership clients that span coast to coast, her clients say she “connects familiar dots in new ways” and “pulls back the curtain” to share unseen processes and unheard conversations from an executive recruiter’s perspective.
Maureen Ross Gemme
Maureen Ross Gemme is the CEO of Emerge Leadership Academy, began training leaders across New England in 2015 after a 30 year corporate career. A motorcycle-riding grandmother and personal growth advocate, Maureen trains and coaches leaders who want to make an impact. She is passionate about helping her clients step into their full potential and develop others on their team. As a personality expert, Maureen helps her audiences own their own gifts and embrace the differences in the diversity of others to build better relationships. After living through her teenage years as a drug addict and alcoholic, Maureen stepped into recovery and created an awesome life. She has a deep compassion for helping others to emerge, evolve and lead their best lives and created the Recovery@Work program to help for those who are ready. Maureen is the host of her podcast called: Emerge. Evolve. Lead.
Go to Maureen's website and take the free quiz: What animal best represents your leadership style? And you'll get a free write up of your strengths in leadership and an opportunity for growth.
Kevin Kepple lives in Texas with his amazing family. When he's not with them he loves to read, workout, and spend time in nature with Frank his dog.
Kevin also works with business owners and executives to help them create clarity in their business's, massive impact with their leadership, and freedom in their lives.
As the world has shifted over the past couple of years, all leaders need to pivot and leverage all the inherent power of their businesses and the people inside. In addition to shifting their approach to stay competitive, leaders are being asked to keep all the people they lead happy and getting better every single day so they can keep up with a dynamic leadership role.
Kevin teaches leaders how to align with their genius so that they can truly create massive impact and build strong cohesive cultures. Kevin has his own successful business, leads a powerful and cohesive team, and has learned many of these lessons the hard way, so anything he can do to help you avoid these pitfalls, he'd love to share.
Bryan Gillette completed a 205-mile run around Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest Alpine Lake, in 76 ½ hours with only 90 minutes of sleep. Pushing beyond the physical and mental limits is nothing new to him. At age 15, he cycled 200 miles from the San Francisco Bay Area to Yosemite and was hooked on long-distance cycling. He went on to complete many self-supported bicycle tours including a 4,000-mile ride across United States, 600-mile ride around New Zealand, and several from Canada to San Francisco.
In 2011 he began running with his first race being the San Francisco Marathon. He has also completed 50 and 100 mile runs as well as the 205-mile run that became the basis for his book, “EPIC Performance.”
He combines these experiences, his success in the business world, and his interviews with 100 accomplished leaders as well.
After years of working in Silicon Valley as a human resource executive, he founded his company, Summiting Group, to coach executives and advise leaders on performing at higher levels for themselves and their teams.
He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two boys.
A former director of EY, Victoria Tomlinson is CEO of Next-Up and Northern Lights, which she founded in 1990. International speaker, BBC expert woman, and Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University, she has held a number of non-executive and trustee roles.
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