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Bobbie LaPorte's Executive Aid Station
9 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Leadership Curveballs Blind Spots and Black Holes Episode 011
Lately, leaders have been tested in ways they could never have imagined. They were expected to have all the answers and provide direction to their teams when they had no idea what was coming next or how to take the next step forward when the curveballs kept coming... In this special episode host, Bobbie LaPorte and guest Erin Baudo Felter, VP of Social Impact and Sustainability at Okta, discuss Erin's approach to leading through uncertainty, social turbulence, and the multiple curveballs leadership faced in recent times.
8 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 10
How to Build a Bridge Over Divisions in a Post-Election World - Expanded In This Episode: As leaders we are in a position to have an impact on our teams and create a more accepting, tolerant and respectful work environment. 04:31 - Keeping employees engaged and productive during a pandemic 05:39 - Help your team navigate through the next few months 05:56 - Three science-based actions you can take right now to support your team
8 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 9
How to Motivate Your Team without Micro-Managing In this Episode: 01:23 Definition of Motivation 01:35 Learn What Motivates/De-Motivates Team Members 05:00 The Practice of Strengths-Spotting 06:35 Providing Certainty in Uncertain Times
9 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 8
Because of the pandemic, and the unique challenges it is presenting for business leaders, we’re continuing our special series of extended In the Fire segments featuring executives who are managing through the biggest curveball many have seen in their lifetimes, COVID 19. In this episode we’re featuring Nadya Duke Boone, VP of Product at DAT Solutions, which is the leading provider of freight matching analytics for the truck industry. Nadya shares with us how the pandemic has affected her role as a leader, her biggest challenges and her thoughts on “what’s next.”
20 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 7
Because of the pandemic, and the unique challenges it is presenting for business leaders, we’re continuing our special series of extended In the Fire segments featuring executives who are managing through the biggest curveball many have seen in their lifetimes, COVID 19. In this episode we're featuring Nancy Michaels, Director of Business Development, Silicon Valley at GCI, a commercial general contracting firm, who shares with us how the pandemic has affected her role as a leader, her biggest challenges and her thoughts on “what’s next."
12 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 6
Because of the pandemic, and the unique challenges it is presenting for business leaders, we’re conducting a special series of extended In the Fire Segments featuring executives who are managing through the biggest curveball many have seen in their lifetimes, COVID 19. In this episode we're featuring Erin Baudo Felter, Vice President of Social Impact at Okta, leading Okta for Good, who shares with us how the pandemic has affected her role as a leader, her biggest challenges and her thoughts on “what’s next."
8 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots And Black Holes, Episode 5
In this episode we’re featuring a special In the Fire Segment with Mike Hamilton, formerly IT exec at MuleSoft and Salesforce, now Vice President of IT at Databricks. In an earlier episode of LCBB, Mike shared how he successfully navigated the Salesforce acquisition of MuleSoft as well as multiple role changes while he was at Salesforce. Mike returns today to give us an update on what he’s learned since his last guest appearance on LCBB and the latest job and organizational changes he’s navigating through. We know from our survey of tech executives that reorgs continue to be the biggest curveball today’s facing execs. Mike is one of the most resilient, transition-hearty and self-aware executives we know. His advice will certainly have value for everyone. Be sure to also listen to Mike's past episode on LCBB as well.
15 minutes | Nov 20, 2019
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 4
IN THIS EPISODE: 00:50 - Curveball of the Week: What to do when your boss gets fired or resigns unexpectedly 03:35 - Confidence Killer of the Week: How to respond when you are asked to reapply for your current job 06:50 - In the Fire special guest, Commercial Executive, Anil Jhanji, shares how he managed the transition of five CEOS in ten years
19 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes, Episode 3
IN THIS EPISODE: 00:45 - Curveball of the Week: How to respond to yet another reorganization in your company 04:05 - Confidence Killer of the Week: What to do when your work is not valued 09:25 - In the Fire special guest, Customer Success Executive April Oman, shares what happened when she took a new job that didn’t work out.
22 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes Episode 2
In this Episode: Curveball of the Week: What happens when your star performer resigns. Confidence Killer of the Week: What to do when a peer is undermining your work. In the Fire: Greg Kiraly, Utilities Excecutive, share how his CEO asked him to take on a troubled flagship project that could have been a career transformer or derailer.
20 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Leadership Curveballs, Blind Spots and Black Holes Episode 1
In This Episode: Curveball of the Week: Managing shifting priorities from the top down Confidence Killer of the Week: Remaining confident when you don’t have all the answers; In the Fire: Special Guest, Mike Hamilton, Senior Director - Software Engineering - API/Integration, Data, and Identity at Salesforce shares how he embraced the challenge of a sudden role change
23 minutes | May 7, 2019
Greg Kiraly: Shining a Light on Leadership
Greg Kiraly is an accomplished senior executive with more than three decades experience in the utility sector in energy transmission, distribution and general operations. He has served in various executive leadership roles across four of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S and Canada: Hydro One, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), and Public Service Electric and Gas Company. Greg holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from Seton Hall.
29 minutes | Mar 19, 2019
Sandra Clark, LinkedIn Coach and Trainer, Speaker
Sandra Clark is considered a Master of LinkedIn. She provides coaching services and workshops to help busy professionals build their online brand and showcase their expertise by creating great profiles on LinkedIn. Sandra started her career as a teacher and theatre director before moving into educational administration, working for the University of California system (both UC Berkeley Extension and UCSC Extension) and providing corporate training to Silicon Valley for 25 years before starting her own company, LinkedIn Mentoring. To learn more visit Sandra’s website: LinkedIn Mentoring or Book a free consultation with Sandra.
29 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Judy Dang, Corporate Productivity Trainer and Coach
Judy Dang is a Corporate Productivity Trainer and Coach and founder of Avid at Work. Judy helps companies and ambitious idea people become more productive, move past overwhelm, and achieve their goals faster. She delivers interactive workshops on prioritizing, better work habits, and how to deal with the technology ooze. She also works one-on-one with professionals to finally get those important projects done. Clients hire Judy when they way they work no longer works. She’s like a personal trainer, but for work. When not working, she can be found on the trails at Lands End in San Francisco, making lemon meringue pie, or reading multiple books at the same time. Links to resources mentioned during the interview: Schedule a 25-minute call with Judy Time Timer Changeology by Professor John C. Norcross Thank God It's Monday "Flow" TED Talk by Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Pomodoro Technique
24 minutes | Dec 10, 2018
Joie Seldon, M.A.,Coach, Author, and Specialist in Emotional Intelligence
Forty years ago, Joie Seldon, dreamed of becoming a movie star. Her struggle for that dream, and ultimately falling short of it, led to decades of the exploration and study of human nature and emotions. Drawing from her unique background as an actor and acting teacher, somatic therapist, entrepreneur, leadership coach and innovator in Emotional Intelligence, she created WINGS Professional Success Program to help business professionals navigate difficult relationships and the complexities of being human at work. Clients learn to harness one of the most misunderstood and undervalued resources for a fulfilling career — their emotions. WINGS, by the way, stands for Wholly Integrated Navigation and Growth System. A leadership and presentation skills coach, Joie has presented to worldwide audiences and is the author of “EMOTIONS: an Owner’s Manual” available on Kindle, print and Audible.com. Visit Joie's website for more information. Register for Joie's free half-hour webinar, Creating Personal Peace.
8 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Krista Regedanz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director Of Palo Alto Smart Therapy
Krista Regedanz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist who works with high achievers and other Type A clients in private practice in Palo Alto, California. She is the founder and director of Palo Alto Smart Therapy. Seventeen years ago, Dr. Regedanz was a technology and strategy consultant at a data warehousing and business strategy firm based in Chicago and Boston working with knowledge management and strategy.
31 minutes | Sep 10, 2018
Mike Hamilton, Head of Information Technology, Mulesoft
In this episode, Mike Hamilton shares strategies for leading successfully in a fast-paced, ever-changing, challenging business environment Mike Hamilton is the Head of Information Technology for Mulesoft-a SF Bay Area company and a leader in integration platform as a service (iPaaS.), now part of the Salesforce family. Mike has been a deeply technical and strategic technology leader in the Technology Industry for 18 years delivering successful technology solutions in SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS environments. He’s helped Mulesoft grow from 4 offices to over twelve worldwide, building policies and practices that fit the needs of exponential growth. He’s known in the industry for his strong ability to build teams and create cross team wins and continually improving business processes. Mike is quoted as saying: “I love technology and the power it can deliver to help people fulfill their potential and be successful. But over the course of my career leading technical teams in diverse companies and across many different products and platforms, I have always considered myself a human being first. The IT teams I have built and led have a focus first on achieving customer success by bringing people and technology together. The mantra for my teams is, “We will not be the department of NO; we will be the team that works fast, gets things done and provides value to our customers.” And while keeping pace with all the new technology today is my passion, I am most proud of seeing my team develop as people first, and technology professionals second, while they build positive partnerships that directly impact our business. I hope that as they move on in their careers they will carry forward this philosophy and approach to their teams and change the way Corporate IT is viewed forever!” Connect with Mike Hamilton on Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-hamilton-bab4b44
30 minutes | Jun 12, 2018
Bobbie LaPorte Interviewed by Guest Host Gary Purece, Personal Branding and Communication Expert
In this episode of Executive Aid Station, the tables are turned and Bobbie LaPorte is in the hot seat being interviewed by personal branding and communication expert, Gary Purece. As Bobbie prepares for her 7th Ironman challenge, she reflects on the advantage engaging in the discipline of an endurance sport has given her in her career, and how she shares this with her clients to help them achieve results on a higher level.
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2018
Michael Bisbee, Certified Financial Planner, Financial Coach, Empowering Financial Fitness
Michael Bisbee has dedicated his life and his career to helping serve others. After graduating from the Naval Academy, he served his country as a Navy Supply Corps Officer stationed in San Diego, CA. He spent the subsequent 10 years of his career serving healthcare providers and patients by advocating innovative medical device technologies which improved patient care in the fields of neurosurgery, cancer detection/diagnostics, and biologics. Formerly a Wealth Advisor with King Wealth Planning, Mike continued his calling to serve others by not only helping clients build and protect their personal assets, but by helping clients identify underlying attitudes toward money which often drive behavior and, ultimately, determine outcomes. Today Mike is the founder of Enduro Financial, a wealth management firm that uses the Endurance Sports Approach to Financial planning, empowering his clients to live out their life dreams. Mike holds a BS from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. Mike lives an active lifestyle. He is a 6-time Ironman Triathlete and he enjoys surfing, mountain biking, and skiing
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2018
Krista Regedanz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Founder and Director of Palo Alto Smart Therapy
Krista Regedanz, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist who works with high achievers and other Type A clients in private practice in Palo Alto, California. She is the founder and director of Palo Alto Smart Therapy. Seventeen years ago, Dr. Regedanz was a technology and strategy consultant at a data warehousing and business strategy firm based in Chicago and Boston working with knowledge management and strategy. She became a Psychologist after a life-changing job burnout experience. Dr. Regedanz earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where she learned a holistic, strength-based way of partnering with her clients in psychotherapy. Her academic research has focused on how people successfully recover from job burnout. Her clinical work is heavily informed by Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Existential-Humanistic Psychology, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Brene Brown’s work focused on healing from shame and perfectionism. Today she is the kind of action-oriented therapist she tried to find 15 years ago.
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