48 minutes | Mar 16, 2022
Risks, Benefits and The Great Resignation
Risks, Benefits, and the Great Resignation with Adela Jamal, Cristina Muñoz, and Shannyn A. Smith. Adela Jamal was most recently Executive Director of Professional Services and Workforce of the Future at Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in Los Angeles, California. Prior to SPE, Adela worked with technology-focused consulting firms and startups in the San Francisco Bay Area. Adela is deeply passionate about helping women and underrepresented communities thrive and has been supporting and leading numerous DEI programs over the last decade. (She was Co-President of Sony Pictures’ Women In Technology EBRG from 2018-2021, and founded the Caregivers EBRG for Sony Pictures in 2020). Adela has a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and is currently a MIT Sloan Fellows MBA class of '22 candidate. (She is on the Sloan Women in Management committee as VP of Mentorship). LinkedIn > https://www.linkedin.com/in/adelajamal/ Cristina Muñoz is the CEO and Founder of Proyecto Moms, the platform that connects professional women with flexible job opportunities across Latin America and Former Procter and Gamble Executive, as Talent Practice Manager for Latam region. Cristina has been recognized as 100 women leaders in Chile 2021, Latin América HR Influencer 2020 and Visionaries under 35 2019, mainly because of her deep commitment and passion about gender DEI initiatives and helping women to return to their careers and organizations to increase their gender representation. Cristina is a Psychologist with an Organizational Development and Change Management post Degree from the University of Chile and Gender Strategy Certificate from INSEAD. LinkedIn > https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristina-mu%C3%B1oz-galeno/ Shannyn Smith is the Founder of The Capital Boutique. She connects female founders and funders to increase access to capital. She is an Innovator in Residence at the MIT Innovation Initiative, exploring gender diversity of Chief Investment Officers. Shannyn was of the Boston Business Journal's Power 50: The Movement Makers. She was the “Marketer of the Year” at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and recognized by PM360 ELITE as one of the most influential people in the healthcare industry. Shannyn launched her career in strategic communications in NYC. She earned her MBA from MIT Sloan and her AB, cum laude, from Harvard. LinkedIn > https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannyn/
32 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
[Ep 123] The Essential Guide to Recruitment
Finding the right candidate for a position can be a daunting task if you are not properly equipped. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Shannon Russo explains how her company Kinetix help professionals find the perfect match for your team. Shannon founded Kinetix by combining three companies to form a recruitment process outsourcing firm (RPO) that leverages an integrated services model comprised of total RPO, staffing & recruiting, and HR consulting. In her role as CEO, Shannon is responsible for overall operations and leading the strategic direction of Kinetix. In real talk that means she creates the foundation for company strategy and delivers new business for the company, keeps up good relationships with existing clients, manages the leadership and sales teams, and drives the overall vision and culture of the Kinetix brand. Prior to forming Kinetix, Shannon held various positions throughout ten years at Spherion Corporation, a Fortune 500 staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions company. Without breaking out her entire resume, let’s just say she knows a thing or two about how to make the trains run on time. Prior to Spherion, Shannon held various positions at large, public and privately traded companies such as W.R. Grace, M&M/Mars, Inc., and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Incorporated in the US and overseas. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University while running track and playing field hockey and achieving academic All-America status. About Kinetix: Kinetix is the recruitment process outsourcing firm (RPO) for growth companies. We leverage an integrated services model comprised of total RPO, staffing & recruiting, and HR consulting to help clients ensure that growth will never be slowed by an inability to acquire and retain the best talent. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Atlanta, Kinetix has filled tens of thousands of positions, from security guards to CFOs. Find us on the web at www.kinetixhr.com. Kinetix also cares so much about the art of HR and recruiting that we also maintain two blogs (www.hrcapitalist.com and www.fistfuloftalent.com), created with the goal of building a community we can learn from. We know it’s working because FOT and HRC are now industry leaders. Aggregate traffic to these blogs (including page views, email, RSS feeds, etc.) delivers 200K+ in impressions monthly.
31 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
[Ep 122] Five Senses for Success
We all learn our 5 senses at an early age, but did you know that there are 5 senses that you need to be successful? In this episode of Like a Real Boss, Juli Geske-Peer explains what they are and how they can be used to be successful. Juli Geske-Peer has spent her career honing leadership and relationship skills, and she'd be the first to say she learned many lessons the hard way. Today, as president and founder of Peer Performance Solutions, she brings those hard-won lessons to her clients—helping individuals and organizations lift performance and attain their goals. Her passion lies in making a positive impact across the stakeholders she serves, and empowering her clients to carry that same ethos forward. She has earned formal degrees in communications (BA) and organizational leadership (MA), as well as certifications in leadership, training, coaching, and mediation. Juli has over 20 years of successful consulting and management experience and has worked with companies ranging from local nonprofits to multinational organizations. She is also a voracious reader of thriller/suspense novels and loves being lakeside surrounded by her family.
35 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
[Ep 121] Intentional Optimism: Keys for Personal Growth
Women leaders have always had to work a bit harder to show that they that matter to others, but they never stop to think about what really matters to them. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Andrea Johnson shares tips to help women do just that. Hi there, I’m Andrea Johnson, and I'm an Optimism Expert and Professional Encourager. My mission of helping others find true freedom is expressed through coaching, motivational speaking, podcasting, and building a global community of women, growing through following my six tenets of Intentional Optimism. I spent my entire childhood and adolescence battling weight gain and, ultimately, bulimia and depression. As an adult, I found several tools to help me manage, including gastric bypass surgery, years of antidepressants and counseling. In 2008, I was diagnosed with early menopause (at age 37), and told I had a 13% chance of a live birth using IVF. Then, in Feb. 2017, my mother finished her 15-year fight with breast cancer, and I finally sat down and truly walked through all the pain and anxiety and emerged, as if from a crucible, with a new life philosophy - Intentional Optimism.
37 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
[Ep 120] Tips to Strengthen your Video Presence
Let's face it, virtual meetings have become the new public speaking and has become the new fear for may people. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Suzanne Glover breaks down a few of her top tips to help you feel more comfortable on camera. Suzanne Glover, a professional actress, sales pro and internet marketer combines 35 years of experience in these areas to help you strategically leverage video to grow, not only your business, but to enhance your personal life with more confidence, self love and success!
38 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
[Ep 119] Heart-Forward Leadership: Being Vulnerable with a Purpose in the Workplace
Leading today takes transparency as well as a bit of vulnerability to foster trust with your team. In this episode of Like a Real Boss, Becca Apfelstadt explains how bringing your whole self to work can help you become a more well-rounded leader in today's world. As Co-Founder and CEO of treetree, a creative marketing agency in Columbus, Ohio, Becca Apfelstadt is on a mission to make treetree the favorite place employees have ever worked and clients have ever hired. treetree delivers creative firepower for B2B giants, expertly linking the creative and sales strategy with a solution that does more than just executes—it elevates. As an entrepreneur and CEO who wears many hats, Becca started a bi-weekly newsletter and blog, Get Your Mind Bright, in 2020 to share insights on her career, family, vulnerability, resilience and leadership. She believes strongly in sharing stories of success – and struggle – to help shape and inspire the next generation of female leaders.
45 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
[Ep 118] Public Speaking Demystified: Leadership Through Confident Speaking
If you are a leader of others or an expert in your field, chances are that you will be tasked with speaking in front of others. In this episode of Like a Real Boss, Tyler Foley explains how coaches others to give speeches with confidence. Sean Tyler Foley has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years. He is an accomplished film and stage performer and has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.
32 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
[Ep117] Be a J.E.D.I. Leader. Not a Boss!
There is no question that the workforce is changing and the thought process of those in charge need to change with it. On today's episode of Like A Real Boss, Omar L. Harris shares his tips on what leaders need to do today to make an impact on their team. OMAR L. HARRIS (Charlotte, NC, born in Pittsburgh, PA) is the founder of Intent Consulting and TYMPO.io (the world’s first and best SaaS application for employee inclusion), a Former GM (GSK and Allergan), Business and Servant Leadership Thought-Leader, Speaker, Award-Winning Bestselling Author of 5 books, including "Be a J.E.D.I. Leader, Not a Boss: Leadership in the Era of Corporate Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion", June 25 2021, “The Servant Leader’s Manifesto”, 2020, and “Leader Board: The DNA of High-Performance Teams”, 2019). With 20+ years of global pharmaceutical executive experience building teams, Omar has worked on 4 continents (U.S., Middle East, Asia and Latin America) for Pfizer, Merck, Schering-Plough and more. As a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur and Florida A&M University Alumni, Harris is passionate about leading teams, high-performance coaching, and inspiring the future leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt the servant leader mindset and stop toxic leadership behaviors.
32 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
[Ep 116] Bird Style Wisdom: Learning about Yourself and Others
You can't be an affective leader if you do not understand how your personality may affect others. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Merrick Rosenberg tells us how he uses birds to teach about different personalities. Merrick Rosenberg founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author of Personality Wins, The Chameleon and Taking Flight, three books about personality. Under Merrick’s leadership as CEO of Take Flight Learning, his company has been selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year and named one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Merrick received his MBA from Drexel University who recognized him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year. Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world.
37 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
[Ep 115] Cultivating a Renewed Perspective
Your next opportunity could be around the corner and all it takes is looking at your situation in a different light. In this episode of Like a Real Boss, Aleya Harris talks about four pillars of a renewed perspective: Consistency, Intentionality, Excavation, and Replenishment. Aleya Harris, CPCE is an award-winning marketer and former chef and catering company owner. She is the Owner of Flourish Marketing, an agency that provides marketing education, strategy, and tools to help wedding and creative professionals get and keep a consistent stream of clients. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide. She uses that narrative-based framework to develop clear, engaging, and highly converting marketing assets, like email sales funnels and social media solutions, for her clients. Aleya is the current Marketing Committee Chair and Black Caucus Chair for NACE as well as a WeddingPro Educator for 2021. She is also a top speaker at conferences and events such as Catersource and The Special Event.
36 minutes | Aug 18, 2021
[Ep 114] Leveraging The New HR to Tackle Today's Challenges
HR is the first and last to see an employee navigate your company. They can also give insight on how to gain and retain great talent. In this episode, Cassandra Rose explains the importance of HR and some of the challenges they face. Cassandra Rose is a Partner at Meritarc and is setting a new standard for helping organizations optimize their Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion strategy. Having held roles at multibillion-dollar global brands and unicorn startups, Cassandra has developed proven strategies that positively impact the physical, mental, and financial wellbeing of employees and embed equitable practices. Cassandra has over 15 years of HR experience and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCP) with a B.B.A. in Business Management, Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations, and Professional Certificates in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Leadership.
39 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
[Ep 113] The Ministry of Leadership in Business is to Serve
A ministry is a service; it's work. The ministry of business leaders is to serve. In this episode of Like a Real Boss, Greg Ballard shares what Managers can do to serve their team better. Greg Ballard is the founder and CEO of Five C Consulting, a boutique firm based in Northern Virginia. His firm works with a diverse set of clients ranging from tech companies, government agencies, military, and non-profit organizations to radically improve their strategic people investments and organizational performance. Over his 25+ year career, Greg has developed extensive experience in individual and organizational development through a unique variety of entrepreneurial endeavors, corporate roles, faith-based projects, and frontline jobs. Prior to launching his firm Greg led and managed business units of 300+ and has personally mentored over 245 leaders. He also facilitated over 300 classroom/workshop experiences and managed over 1,400 large event experiences. Over the past five+ years, Greg has actively worked with multi-million dollar CEOs, operational executives, mid-level managers, and small business owners to improve their mindset, habits, and overall approach to management and leadership. Contact Information: Email - email@example.com Website - fivec.consulting.com Instagram - @greg.ballrd Linkedin - linkedin.com/in/gwballard Facebook - facebook.com/fivecconsulting
45 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
[Ep 112] Five Keys for Effective Self-Leadership
"Everyone can be a BETTER leader", says Dom Brightmon, podcast host of Going North. Learn how to be an effective leader by asking yourself, "How can I lead others if I can't lead myself effectively?" In this episode of like a real boss, Dom Brightmon explains the importance of Self-Leadership. Dominique "Dom" Brightmon, DTM is an award-winning speaker and certified member of the John Maxwell Team. He is the bestselling author of "Going North!: Tips & Techniques to Advance Yourself", "Stay the Course: The Elite Performer's 7 Secret Keys to Sustainable Success" and contributing author for “Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy”. Dom host's the Going North podcast, a top-rated self-help podcast that interviews authors from all over the world. His mantra is advance others to advance yourself.
37 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
[Ep 111] Creating a Workplace that You Love
Keeping employees "engaged" is more than planning a fun work outing. It is also making sure that their mental health is attended to as well. In this episode of Like a Real Boss, we learn the importance of fulfillment. Dana Vogelmeier believes everyone should feel good about going to work and feel fulfilled at the end of the day. When they do, everything outside of work feels better, too. She launched Vogelmeier Consulting in 2016 after working for 33 years for a Fortune 50 company where she honed her leadership through successes, failures, and examples of others. During her tenure she worked for more than 25 years leading teams. She currently takes that leadership experience to help other teams develop workplaces that people love. Her area of expertise is in employee engagement. Dana holds a master’s degree in Leadership, is a Prosci® Certified Change Practitioner, and holds the designation of Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). She is actively involved at the local and national level with the Association of Talent Development and with Rotary International.
37 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
[Ep 110] Building a Culture of Meaningful Work
Working hard to earn a nice paycheck is great, but how long will you last if your heart isn't in it or you are too tired out to enjoy what you've earned? In this episode of Like A Real Boss, David Shar explains what it means to do meaningful work. David Shar is the president of Illuminate PMC. He is a keynote speaker, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping organizations improve their leadership and culture, combat burnout, and design meaningful work. David is a Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional. He holds his master's in industrial/organizational psychology and is a doctoral candidate in business psychology, where he proudly describes himself as the oldest and baldest member of his cohort. David’s dissertation research explores the interaction between meaningful work and burnout. In addition to his work and academic pursuits, David’s most challenging and most rewarding role is at home in Baltimore, Maryland where he is the proud father of 5 wise, loving, and hilarious children ranging from 1 to 13 years of age.
35 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
[Ep 109] Bringing Women to the Forefront in Tech
Some of the biggest advancements in tech are made by women, but the field has remained a boys' club. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Trina Martin explains what can be done from both sides to give women more opportunities in tech. Trina L. Martin is an author, speaker, technology consultant, and podcaster. She uses her experiences to motivate audiences to overcome adversity, develop self-determination, and discipline. Trina also inspires emerging leaders to pursue their wildest dreams with heart and grit. An accomplished I.T. professional and member of the U.S. military for 30 years, she has broken barriers and made strides in her career that many said weren’t possible. Naturally skilled at finding the harmony between technology, science, and data, she has led a stellar career in the Information Technology field. As an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy, a Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the FBI, and now as the owner of her technology agency, Trina has pierced the glass ceiling and excelled in positions typically held by men. Throughout Trina’s career, the common denominator has been her ability to set goals and not only achieve but surpass them. Self-motivation, discipline, and hard work are the driving forces that helped her design a life and career that defied the odds stacked against her. As a speaker, she takes a refreshingly honest and relatable approach to teach student leaders, professionals, and women how to develop the confidence they need to do the same.
37 minutes | May 19, 2021
[EP 108] Successful Careers Require Better Mental Health
Transform your pain into power! Working hard does not only mean what you do in the office. You also need to make an effort for your overall well-being as well. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, stroke survivor Marcia Smith talks about the steps toward a successful career that require better mental health and personal well-being. It's important to realize when you are not "okay". MARCIA SMITH is an Evangelist, Entrepreneur, Author. Transformational Speaker, Life Coach and Fashion Jewelry Designer. She is the CEO & FOUNDER of Helping Hurting Heart heal International & Healing Hearts Signature Statements Customized Accessories. Smith is an emotional pain wellness specialist committed to helping individuals transform emotional pain into POWER, strategically by identifying, discussing, addressing, and assessing CORE PAIN POINTS such as personal/professional emotional pain barriers and brokenness in efforts to provide CORE SOLUTIONS. Smith has )20) plus years of Ministry, Corporate, and Community experience. She is the wife of Derrick W. Smith Sr. (25 years) and the mother of eight children.
34 minutes | May 5, 2021
[EP 107] The 4 Pillars of Sales Leadership
What do you do when your sales team is struggling and you've done all you can do? You hire the Top Leadership Sales Coaching Team, Jason Forrest Performance Group! In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Jason likens his award-winning sales approach and strategy to sports, shares a story about how he got into the business and will change your perspective on SELLING! Jason Forrest lives on the leading edge of the consulting industry. Jason established his speaking and training career as a top 1% sales professional, but as he trained others, he realized something the rest of the training industry had yet to understand: the sales techniques widely taught at conferences and seminars were installing mental limitations in others, not removing them. That’s when Jason took matters into his own hands, completely disrupting the training industry by becoming the first training company to actually change behavior. This philosophy is what led his Warrior Selling and Leadership Sales Coaching programs to be ranked in the top 10 World’s Top Sales Development Programs, by Global Gurus. His transformative and one-of-a-kind training programs have rightfully earned him his spot in the top 5 of the World’s Top 30 Sales Professionals for 2021, alongside Grant Cardone, Brian Tracy, and more. Jason’s success in his sales and leadership coaching programs has pushed him to explore beyond ordinary training by adding a recruiting arm to his company. By using the world’s premier workplace behavioral assessment, FPG finds the most dynamic, culture-fitting, goal-oriented, motivated, and unleashed sales candidates. His mission is to give every sales professional, manager, and executive tactical, real-world knowledge so they can remove any limiting beliefs keeping them from breaking their plateaus. In the course of that decades-long mission, Jason’s trained billion-dollar companies and everyone from high-powered CEOs to frontline salespeople to increase their effectiveness by driving more profit.
37 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
[Ep 106] R.E.D Leadership: Strategies for Today's Diverse Workforce
Today's workforce is getting more diverse and training has to be just as diverse. In this episode of Like A Real Boss, Dr. Joshua Fredenburg gives a few examples from his book "R.E.D Leadership" on how to lead, train, and develop the new workforce. Dr. Joshua Fredenburg is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author of five books, leadership/diversity consultant, member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Tedx Speaker, and President/Founder of the ‘Award Winning Circle of Change Leadership Experience that specializes in helping students discover the leader from within, lead and interact with diverse groups of people more effectively, reach their fullest potential as a leader, and build the confidence and inspiration needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!
37 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
[Ep 105] Learn How to Save Yourself from Relational Pain at Work
Are you struggling, relationally? Save yourself from a lot of "relational pain" by exploring emotional intelligence with Dr. Reggie Thomas. In this episode of Like A Real Boss. Dr. Reggie Thomas the "JEDI" master of EQ, explains why allowing yourself to "feel" is a good thing for all. Dr. Reggie Thomas – Reggie’s greatest strength is relationships. Over the years he has cultivated and nurtured multiple relationships at various levels of his life – both personally and professionally. His passion is to help leaders develop healthy relationships in the workplace, as well as help individuals, enjoy fulfilling and enriching relationships. Reggie holds a doctorate degree in organization development and his doctoral dissertation was in the area of the value and benefit of emotional intelligence. He has used that research to help scores of leaders improve their leadership skills and improve culture and morale in the workplace. Reggie is President of PeakePotential, which is a new firm that focuses on executive coaching, leadership coaching, training and consulting. He brings a wealth of experience in providing resources in the area of emotional intelligence, JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) issues, team building, leadership, conflict management, and building healthy organizational culture. Reggie is passionate about investing and pouring into other leaders. He is a “leader of leaders”, who wants to see leaders reach the apex of their leadership potential. Reggie also has a passion for investing in others personally to improve the quality of their lives. PeakePotential will also offer the service of life coaching to help people with life balance, self-care, healthy relationships, setting boundaries, the discovery of life purpose, legacy building, and other life issues.