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Next Wave Leadership Podcast
39 minutes | 2 days ago
Kristin Engvig: On Ushering in an Era of Authentic Leadership Where Feminine Values Are Embodied and Our Global Interconnectedness Is Prized
Kristin Engvig is the Founder and CEO of WIN (Women’s International Networking), a global leadership initiative for women and men who want to lead authentically by embracing feminine values. She is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and worldwide authority on feminine leadership. Kristin is also a Board Member at Global Citizen Forum Network, a Board Member at UNISMO, and an Advisory Board Member at B-Corp Europe. Kristin was awarded the CEO of Life award in March 2021, was named in DiversityGlobal Magazine’s Top 10 Influential Women in Global Diversity, and won the International Alliance of Women Award. In this episode… Do you want to become a more holistic entrepreneur, employee, or executive? Are you looking for ways to embrace both masculine energy and feminine energy in your career? While traveling the globe for her job, Kristin Engvig noticed something: women are undervalued and underutilized in business. As a result of growing up and living in a society that embraced female empowerment, Kristin felt frustrated with the degradation of women that she saw both inside and outside of the office. This is what prompted Kristin to create WIN, a feminine-forward initiative that is taking the world by storm by helping men and women everywhere embrace feminine values and discover their purpose in life and business. So, how can you learn more about WIN today? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Kristin Engvig, the Founder and CEO of WIN (Women’s International Networking), sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about the power of feminine leadership. Listen in as Kristin discusses what motivated her to start WIN, how the seven pillars of WIN’s values propel more holistic leadership, and the value of prioritizing creative output as a thriving professional. Stay tuned!
38 minutes | 9 days ago
Christine Tao: On Her Profound Transformative Experience With a Leadership Coach and Her Mission to Democratize Access to Coaching and Build More Self-Aware Leaders
Christine Tao is the Co-founder and CEO of Sounding Board, a Silicon Valley startup that uses tech-enabled leadership coaching to transform how organizations develop their leaders. Christine has worked in leadership roles for multiple esteemed companies over the years, with roles like Senior Vice President of Global Developer Relations at Tapjoy, a member of the Governing Board of Directors for HR West and Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), and more. Currently, Christine is an angel investor and advises startups. She’s also a Tory Burch Foundation Fellow, a foundation dedicated to investing in the success of female entrepreneurs. In this episode… Do you ever feel inadequate or out-of-place as a leader? Are you looking for the strategies that will help you level up as a boss — and become the fearless leader you’ve always dreamed of being? Many people believe that good leaders are simply born that way — with perfect charisma, courage, and compassion. However, Christine Tao has a different perspective: good leaders aren’t born; they’re developed. This is great news for leaders all over the globe who feel like they missed the mark in their career, or like they simply don’t measure up to other fantastic leaders. So, if effective leadership can be taught, what are the strategies and lessons that you need to grow and mature as a leader in your company? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Christine Tao, Co-founder and CEO of Sounding Board, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the ins and outs of leadership as a Silicon Valley CEO. Listen in as Christine talks about developing her confident leadership style, the shocking lack of female leaders in Silicon Valley, and the secrets to building — and maintaining — a top-notch company culture. Stay tuned!
43 minutes | 16 days ago
Sonja Klopcic: On Building a Networked Company in a Country With No History of Capitalism and the Innovations She Discovered By Co-Creating With Others
Sonja Klopcic is the Developer of AEIOU of Leadership, a leadership-focused organization that offers coaching, consulting, workshops, and programs to leaders across the globe. She is also a Co-Creator and Member of the Board & Partners Network at World of Synergy, an international hybrid confluence and learning experience. In addition to this, Sonja is also the best-selling author of the books The Energy Inside Leadership and The AEIOU of Leadership. In this episode… Do you struggle with establishing a healthy, balanced workplace presence? Are you trying to figure out what kind of leader you want to be both inside and outside of the office? If so, this episode of Next Wave Leadership is for you! As a female executive in the end of the 20th Century, Sonja Klopcic experienced quite a bit of criticism from her male colleagues. One of the most frequent objections to her leadership style was this: “You’re too soft.” However, despite this complaint, Sonja knew what the results said — her empathetic, empowering style of leadership was far more effective than the harsh, authoritarian approach of her male counterparts. Since then, Sonja has learned much more about leadership — and today she is here to share her best-kept secrets with listeners everywhere. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Sonja Klopcic, the Developer of AEIOU of Leadership, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss her storied career as an executive and leadership expert. Listen in as Sonja talks about transitioning from an electrical engineer to the general manager of an IT company, the value of leading from a place of relationship and empathy, and the impact of her revolutionary leadership model, AEIOU of Leadership. Stay tuned!
57 minutes | 23 days ago
Maya Lis Tussing: On Tactical Empathy and How a Late Career Move From Corporate to Entrepreneurship Helped Her Regain Her Powerful Voice
Maya Lis Tussing is a Partner at Fairlight Advisors, a financial consulting agency that provides investment management solutions, employee retirement plans, and financial planning for nonprofits and social impact enterprises. Before Fairlight, Maya worked as the Principal and OCIO/Investment Advisor at Alesco Advisors LLC, an investment advisory firm serving institutions and high net worth individuals across the United States. Maya currently serves her community as the Vice President of the Commission on the Status of Women in San Mateo County, California. She is also a Board Member at Community Initiatives and the Co-Chair of Online Auctions for Menlo School. In this episode… Are you frustrated with hierarchy and discrimination in corporate America? Do you want to become an agent of positive change in your workplace instead of sticking to the less-than-ideal status quo? Maya Lis Tussing knows the struggle of being a woman in the corporate world. Despite her powerful voice and tireless work ethic, Maya has experienced abundant prejudice in the workplace over the years. Unfortunately, Maya learned the hard way that promotions and increased responsibility aren’t objective; they’re subject to bias and favoritism. So, what did Maya do to overcome this hurdle in the corporate world, and how is she using her voice to propel change? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Maya Lis Tussing, a Partner at Fairlight Advisors, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss her transition from corporate America to entrepreneurship. Listen in as Maya talks about the unfair reality of corporate promotions, forming a confident voice at an early age, and the importance of cultivating tactical empathy in the workplace. Stay tuned!
44 minutes | a month ago
Camillo Martino: On Being a CEO Who Partners With HR, What a Good Board of Directors Can Do, and the Best Advice He’s Ever Received
Camillo Martino is a venerated entrepreneur and executive with almost 40 years of experience. Camillo is a board member and executive advisor to numerous technology companies and has served as CEO, COO, and other c-suite executive roles over the span of his career. Currently, Camillo is the Board Director at KINS Technology Group, KeraCel, VVDN Technologies, and Sensera. He is also the Chair of the Board of Directors at Magnachip. In this episode… Do you want to build cohesive, productive teams at your company? Do you struggle to communicate with employees that just can’t seem to adopt a group-focused mindset? If so, this episode of Next Wave Leadership is for you. According to Camillo Martino, there’s a big difference between a “champion team” and a “team of champions.” In other words, you can have the best and brightest minds in tech on your company’s team—but if they aren’t humble, dedicated, and collaborative, your entire workplace structure will suffer. Instead, the goal as a leader is to establish a team that works smoothly and in unison—like a well-oiled machine. So, how can you start building effective teams today that will help your company thrive? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Camillo Martino, Board Director at KINS Technology Group, KeraCel, VVDN Technologies, and more, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the secrets for building productive, cohesive teams. Listen in as Camillo talks about moving to Silicon Valley at the beginning of the tech boom, constructing cohesive teams with intelligent—but difficult—tech gurus, and the simple advice that has guided his approach to leadership for decades. Stay tuned!
47 minutes | a month ago
Jen Greenwood: On Challenging Tradition and Maintaining Culture, All While Scaling Globally and Buckling up for the Apple Rocketship Ride
Jen Greenwood is the Founder of Jen Greenwood Creative, a company that helps clients in the hospitality, non-profit, technology, and wellness industries create innovative, customer-focused marketing strategies. Jen has almost 10 years of experience as a creative director, producer, content creator, creative strategist, co-creation facilitator, and design thinker. Jen’s extensive experience includes her work as the Creative Director for Stanford Healthcare, Senior Manager and Creative of Global Marketing and Communications at Apple, and more. In this episode… Do you wish there was a fool-proof tool that could help you simultaneously generate professional success and personal happiness? According to Jen Greenwood, this tool is incredibly common, yet underutilized: story. Over the past two decades, Jen has wielded the unparalleled power of narrative while working for some of the biggest names in the tech and wellness industries, including Apple and Stanford Health Care. She believes that well-crafted stories are the key to setting your brand, company, or services apart from your competition. What’s more, identifying your personal narrative can help you discover and pursue your deepest purpose outside of the office. So, how can you start leveraging the power of narrative right now? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Jen Greenwood, Founder of Jen Greenwood Creative, sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about harnessing the power of stories in every part of your life. Listen in as Jen discusses her transformative 14-year stint as an Apple employee, how to create an established—but growth-oriented—company culture, and why your authentic narrative is the secret to success and fulfillment that you’ve been looking for. Stay tuned!
44 minutes | a month ago
Safy Fishov: On Evolving Your Executive Presence, Building a Dynamic Sales Team Culture, and Always Holding Yourself Accountable
Safy Fishov is the Vice President of Sales in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India for Xilinx, a technology and manufacturing company. Xilinx focuses on supplying programmable logic devices and is known for inventing the most dynamic processing technology in the industry, like the FPGA, programmable SoCs, and the ACAP. Safy is a seasoned sales executive and has international experience in scaling revenue, sales team recruitment, cost of sales management, and much more. In this episode… Do you want to become a confident leader who impacts people—but you can’t seem to shake the feeling that you don’t belong? Are you looking for strategies to help you overcome imposter syndrome and lead with purpose? If so, Safy Fishov has some advice that might just change your life. Most high-performing leaders experience imposter syndrome—the feeling that you are a fraud or poser—in the workplace. Unfortunately, feeling unqualified or out-of-place can seriously inhibit your ability to lead with power, purpose, and passion. Thankfully, Safy Fishov has the secret to overcoming imposter syndrome for good: plan, take action, and keep learning. So, how can you start implementing Safy’s advice today and become a determined, self-reliant leader? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Safy Fishov, the Vice President of Sales for Xilinx, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the secrets to becoming a confident leader. Listen in as Safy reveals the key to giving effective feedback, how he developed a strong executive presence, and how action-oriented planning can help you get rid of your imposter syndrome today. Stay tuned!
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Bant Breen: On The Importance of Creativity, Camaraderie, and Culture
Bant Breen is an esteemed marketing and media executive, entrepreneur, academic, and the Founder and Chairman of Qnary, an award-winning executive reputation management and talent branding solutions company. Qnary was named one of the 360 best companies by Entrepreneur in 2018 and 2019, and one of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Bant has been featured in multiple world-renowned publications, including The New York Times, Fast Company, HuffPost, and many more. In this episode… Are you struggling to create a sense of connection between your employees? Do you wish your company as a whole felt more unified? If this sounds like you, you might be struggling with company culture. For some, the idea of company culture can feel contrived, elusive, and maybe even impossible to achieve. However, a well-defined company culture is a necessary part of building powerful and productive teams. When constructed effectively, your company culture weaves meaning into the day-to-day grind and fosters a sense of connection between employees. So, how do you start building—and maintaining—a top-notch company culture today? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Bant Breen, Founder and Chairman of Qnary, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the importance of establishing a workplace culture. Listen in as Bant talks about creating his first advertising campaign as a teenager, battling his inner critic, and implementing concrete strategies that increase connectivity, dedication, and passion in the workplace. Stay tuned!
46 minutes | 2 months ago
Cathy Dixon: On What She Saw at the Revolution, Being Employee #325 at Apple, Working with Steve Jobs, and Other Tales from the Valley
Cathy Dixon is the Sr. Director of Global Human Resources at Automation Anywhere, a leading software company that specializes in providing robotic process automation software that helps businesses systematize their processes. In this role, Cathy serves as the HR Business Partner for all international locations and the central point of contact for all management and employees. Before Automation Anywhere, Cathy worked in HR and Administrative roles for companies like HotChalk, Inc., Silicon Image, Harrah’s Entertainment, and many others. She was also an early employee of Apple in the 1970s and 1980s, where she served as the Manager of Compensation and Benefits. In this episode… Have you ever realized with awe that you are participating in something legendary? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go back in time and work for one of the giants of the tech industry in the ‘80s and ‘90s? If so, you’re in luck—Cathy Dixon is here to share her experience with you. Cathy Dixon began her career serendipitously. As a young professional with little experience, Cathy got the opportunity to work for a new tech startup: Apple. Though working as an early employee at Apple might sound dreamy, the reality of Apple’s workplace culture was complicated, to say the least. So, how did Cathy land a job at Apple, navigate its heightening interpersonal complexities, and pave a successful career for herself after leaving Apple in 1987? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Cathy Dixon, Sr. Director of Global Human Resources at Automation Anywhere, sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about her storied career in the tech industry. Listen in as Cathy discusses working as an early employee at Apple, living in Hawaii for 12 years after leaving Silicon Valley, and the work she is doing today with Nancy Hauge to cultivate high-quality workplace cultures everywhere. Stay tuned!
64 minutes | 2 months ago
Mary Stutts: On Demystifying the System, Taking Risks, and the Vital Importance of Having Diverse Networks
Mary Stutts is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Sumitovant Biopharma, a worldwide biopharmaceutical company that is dedicated to the accelerated development of innovative medicines. She is also a Consultant on Inclusion, Diversity, and Health Equity at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. Growing up as a foster child has inspired Mary in her personal and professional career, going on to found The Center for Excellence in Life, a 501c3 organization whose Virtual Internship Program prepares underrepresented youth to be the workforce of the future. Mary is also the Author of The Missing Mentor: Women Advising Women on Power, Progress and Priorities. In this episode… Do you have opportunities in your organization to use your voice for good? Or, is your voice stifled and ignored because of your gender, race, or socio-economic status? Mary Stutts is a female leader, person of color, and former foster child. Throughout her life and career, Mary experienced a great deal of discrimination from leaders around her—but, she also received abundant support and empowerment from her friends, family members, and mentors. This dual perspective on opportunity and ambition has given Mary a passion for using her powerful voice to help the disenfranchised, marginalized, and disregarded people in her community and workplace. Today, Mary is here to share how you can use your voice to affect change today. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Mary Stutts, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Sumitovant Biopharma, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the importance of diversity, inclusion, and empowerment in companies and communities. Listen in as Mary talks about how her childhood developed her self-confidence, the power of taking initiative in the workplace, and what every organization needs to know about diversity and inclusion. You don’t want to miss this episode!
48 minutes | 2 months ago
Marla Sofer: On Bringing Lessons and Learnings From Women’s Networks into Fintech
Marla Sofer is the Strategic Partner Development Director of Financial Services at Microsoft, one of the world’s largest technology companies. As a fintech executive, Marla propels growth through her client-focused attitude while utilizing her background in conflict resolution to negotiate practical solutions for complex problems. As a champion of women’s equality in the workplace, Marla co-founded LendingClub’s Women’s Internal Network and also recently founded a Bay Area chapter of the Invesco Women’s Network. Marla was awarded the title of 2020 Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In this episode… Are you a woman in an industry dominated by men? Do you want to be in a tight-knit community of professional women who empower each other? Over the years, Marla Sofer has repeatedly experienced the feeling of being one of the only women—or the only woman—in a room full of men. As a financial technology executive, Marla has fought fiercely for gender equality in organizations that believe equity means having one woman at the boardroom table. Despite constant frustrations and setbacks, there has been one major shining light in Marla’s fight for equality: women’s networks. Marla has created and participated in many female-focused groups over the years—and today she is here to reveal why creating a women’s network in your area is the secret to success you’ve been looking for. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Marla Sofer, Strategic Partner Development Director of Financial Services at Microsoft, sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about her inspiring journey as a female fintech executive. Listen in as Marla discusses her storied background in international conflict resolution, the ugly truth of deep-rooted sexism in large organizations, and the importance of building tight-knit women’s networks in your organization. Stay tuned!
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Julie Rasmussen: On Leadership as a Mindset, Breaking Into Male-Dominated Fields, and The Power of Mary Kay Ash
Julie Rasmussen is the Founder, CEO, Chairman, and Principal Owner of Dagmar Associates, a strategic management company that provides business development services for boards, teams, and C-level executives across the globe. She is also the Founder and CEO of Simply Finances, a financial technology company that is developing a financial management app and fintech platform for women. For the past 25 years, Julie has led international business startups, turnarounds, and high-growth companies, served on multiple private and nonprofit boards, and amassed extensive CEO, COO, and founding experience in a variety of industries. In this episode… Do you want to know how to build self-confidence and authority as a woman in an industry dominated by men? Or, are you a man who is trying to take practical steps that will support and empower the women in your field? If your answer to either of these questions is “yes,” then this episode of Next Wave Leadership is where you should begin! Even though Julie Rasmussen considers herself an “accidental leader,” she has formed a robust career of more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, executive, and all-around trailblazer. Make no mistake: Julie has experienced misogyny galore from business leaders across the globe. But, Julie’s unwavering self-assertion has launched her past the naysayers and into success. So, how did she formulate such a strong sense of self—and how can you emulate her strategies in your own career every single day? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Julie Rasmussen, Founder, CEO, Chairman, and Principal Owner of Dagmar Associates, sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about international leadership as a woman in industries dominated by men. Listen in as Julie discusses the empowering story of entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash, convincing the CEO of Mary Kay to sell skin care products to Russian customers, and developing a female-focused financial management app. Stay tuned!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
Leslie Shannon: On Following Your Intuition, Speaking Your Truth, and Creating Your Own Job in Large Organizations
Leslie Shannon is the Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, a telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company. In this role, Leslie investigates new developments in the tech industry to understand what technological innovations humans can expect to observe and interact with three to five years in the future. Outside of her exciting work at Nokia, Leslie also serves as a Board Advisor for Myplanet, a web design and employee support systems provider based in Toronto, Canada. In this episode… Do you ever find yourself dreaming of bigger and better professional ventures? Do you want a fulfilling job that involves your skills and interests—but you aren’t quite sure what is holding you back from achieving your goals? According to Leslie Shannon, there could be just one thing that’s holding you back: yourself. Unfortunately, a lack of self-confidence is often the culprit for not making our dreams a reality. This meekness can stem from almost anything: trauma, family dynamics, and sexism, to name a few. However, Leslie argues that the important thing to consider isn’t necessarily where your lack of self-confidence comes from, but how you recognize this reality and take control of your future success. Ready to start? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Leslie Shannon, Head of Ecosystem and Trend Scouting at Nokia, joins Dov Pollack to talk about her journey towards building an impenetrable backbone as a woman in the technology industry. Listen in as Leslie discusses why women have to establish their voice in the workplace, how she created a brand-new position for herself at Nokia, and why being on Jeopardy! transformed her self-confidence forever. Stay tuned for more!
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Lawrence Ford: On Discovering Your Purpose and Changing the World’s Perspective on Capital
Lawrence Ford is an entrepreneur, author, financial advisor, consultant, coach, speaker, and spiritual leader. He is the Founder and CEO of Conscious Capital Wealth Management, a financial advisory group that is dedicated to helping clients align their dreams and values with their finances. Lawrence is also the Founder and Chairman of Future Capital, an organization that is focused on fostering a fully operational and conscious global economy. Outside of his role as a founder, Lawrence is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Member of Nexus Global, and the author of The Secrets of the Seasons. In this episode… Let’s cut to the chase: are you happy with your life right now? Do you feel satisfied and content with your job, habits, and goals, or do you find yourself daydreaming about eventually bursting with purpose? According to Lawrence Ford, most people are asleep to their true purpose in life. As a result, we tend to lead distracted, discontented lives that barely scratch the surface of our maximum potential! So, what is the secret to getting in touch with your truest self and living an authentic existence? Lawrence might just have the life-changing answer you’re looking for—but you have to press “play” to learn more. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Lawrence Ford, renowned entrepreneur, author, and spiritual leader, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss his real-life journey towards self-actualization—and how you can find an enlightened purpose, too! Listen in as Lawrence talks about his concept of life’s “seasons,” the importance of practicing consistent meditation, and some of the most transformative elements of his book, The Secrets of the Seasons: You’re Here for a Reason. Stay tuned!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Marvin Williams: On Mission-Driven Leadership and How You Can’t Lead Where You Haven’t Been
Marvin Williams is the Senior Vice President of Property Management at MidPen Housing. He is in charge of MidPen Housing’s largest affiliate organization, MidPen Property Management Corporation, where he leads more than 250 staff members and oversees more than 7,200 rental homes across 10 San Francisco Bay Area counties. Before joining MidPen Housing in 2018, Marvin had over 18 years of property management experience and expertise. Marvin is a proud U.S. Army veteran with 8 years of military service under his belt. In his free time, Marvin loves to work out at the gym or travel to a new, exciting location. In this episode… Do you have a clear vision for the future of your company’s success—but have difficulty communicating it to your colleagues and employees? Are you looking for strategies to help you make your vision not just communicable, but a tangible reality? Service-oriented leader Marvin Williams is truly a visionary—but, like many others, he often struggles to help his team see his dreams. After a difficult adolescence, an eight-year stint in the U.S. Army, and a position as SVP of Property Management at MidPen Housing, Marvin truly understands the importance of cultivating a collaborative vision as a leader. And, that’s why he’s here today—to share the tried-and-true strategies he’s developed for creating and effectively communicating the revolutionary visions that could transform your company forever. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Marvin Williams, Senior Vice President of Property Management at MidPen Housing, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss cultivating vision, humility, and generosity as a leader. Listen in as Marvin talks about what he learned from his childhood, the secrets to cultivating a warm—yet effective—company culture, and the value of constructing vision, not just sight, as a leader. Stay tuned!
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Diana Rothschild: On How Asking, “Could We Be More Profitable By Being Good?” Changed Walmart
Diana Rothschild is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at TaskRabbit, an online marketplace that matches users with local freelancers who can help with cleaning, moving, repairs, and many other daily tasks. She is also the Strategic Advisor of Operations, Strategic Partnerships, & Sustainability at Diana Rothschild Strategic Consulting. Diana was one of the very first employees to launch Walmart’s sustainability efforts, saving the organization $500 million in the first year while promoting a healthier planet, higher quality products, and happier employees, suppliers, and customers. As a result of this work, she has also developed strategies for McKinsey and Blu Skye with Nestle, Waste Management, Staples, and many other market leaders. In this episode… When you have to talk with your boss, supervisor, or other top leaders in your company, how do you react? Do you freeze, terrified of saying the wrong thing? Or, do you brush off the anxiety and assert yourself as an equal? Most people fall into the former category: terrified of engaging with people who are in positions of power. But, what would happen if you could lay aside the fear of embarrassment or failure and simply have a direct, honest conversation with powerful people? Could you make the world a better place? Diana Rothschild has first-hand experience talking to CEOs, CFOs, and other corporate leaders in some of the largest companies in the world. What’s more, she has been able to effect real, lasting change through short—but frank—conversations. So, what’s her secret? In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Diana Rothschild, Director of Strategic Partnerships at TaskRabbit, sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about how Diana launched Walmart’s global sustainability initiative after just one conversation. Listen in as Diana discusses the surprising power of confident conversation, the lessons learned during her professional sabbatical, and the invaluable advice that has molded her personal and professional life for years. Stay tuned!
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Mark Fidel: On Never Apologizing Without Solutions
Mark Fidel is an entrepreneur, former attorney with decades of experience in litigation, business, and finance, and the Co-Founder and Leader of State, Local, and Education Markets for RiskSense, Inc. His company, RiskSense, is a full-spectrum vulnerability and cybersecurity management platform. Mark is also the Owner of Applied Records Management, a full-service document scanning and litigation support consulting firm. Outside of work, Mark is the Chair of the Board of Directors at HopeWorks, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this episode… Is your workplace culture steeped in humility, enthusiasm, and collaboration? Or, are your employees apathetic, arrogant, and isolated from their co-workers? If you are trying to diagnose—and evolve—your workplace culture, this episode is for you. Unfortunately, many workplaces struggle to foster positive cultures. This is especially true in the technology industry—when your employees are incredibly intelligent, accomplished, and perhaps a bit too self-involved, attempting to shift their thinking to reflect a team-focused mindset is difficult. Thankfully, in this episode, Mark Fidel shares his experience with developing softer workplace cultures in a world full of tech geniuses. In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership, Mark Fidel, the Co-Founder and Leader of State, Local, and Education Markets for RiskSense, Inc., sits down with Dov Pollack to talk about becoming a growth-oriented leader. Listen in as Mark discusses learning the importance of service from his father, creating an engineer-led workplace culture, and his predictions for the future of New Mexico’s economic growth. Stay tuned!
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Kim Mayfield: On the Importance of Tenacity and the Delicate Balance of Leading With Intuition Alongside Data in Large Organizations
Kim Mayfield is the Director of US Commercial Cloud Sales for VMware, a software company that provides innovative solutions to digital businesses. Kim specializes in sales, marketing, and channel leadership and is known for driving fast-paced, complex sales cycles. Before joining VMware, Kim spent over 18 years at Cisco, where she held multiple positions ranging from Regional Sales Manager for the Commercial West to Head of US Commercial Distribution. In this episode… Have you ever been the youngest, least experienced, or only woman in the room? Have you ever had to overcome personal or professional obstacles to achieve success? If you have, what did it take to push forward and emerge from the other side as a better leader? Kim Mayfield has had her fair share of challenges along her career path. After putting herself through school and jumping into sales with no experience or mentorship, Kim has made a name for herself as an esteemed leader in her industry. So, what is the secret to her overwhelming success? According to Kim, it all came down to her drive, tenacity, and grit. Join Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast as he sits down with Kim Mayfield, the Director of US Commercial Cloud Sales for VMware. Together, they discuss the importance of mentorship when building your career, how to find a balance between empathy and data as a leader, and Kim’s tips for creating an engaging team culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kim also shares the secret to her success as a woman in technology: true grit. Stay tuned!
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Phnam Bagley: On Building A World That Doesn't Exist Yet
Phnam Bagley is a designer, space architect, board advisor, and public speaker with more than 15 years of experience in creating high-tech, sustainable hardware for a variety of industries. Phnam is the Founding Partner and Creative Director of Nonfiction, an award-winning creative studio that specializes in industrial design, branding, user experience design, space architecture, engineering, and strategy. In addition to this, she is also Founder and Design Director of Eternal Luxe LLC, a USA-based fashion accessories brand that merges time-honored techniques with modern designs. In this episode… Are you looking for practical strategies that will encourage the creative instincts that can help make your business thrive? Do you want to prioritize self-care and mindfulness while driving your company towards success? If so, you’re in the right place! Phnam Bagley is a creative entrepreneur with big success and even bigger dreams. As an award-winning designer and serial entrepreneur, Phnam has had a great deal of experience in finding a healthy balance between creativity and business management. Through her entrepreneurial journey and in the process of polishing her creative strategies, she has uncovered some helpful tips that can help anyone run a business that celebrates originality and inventiveness. In this episode of Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Phnam Bagley, Founding Partner and Creative Director of Nonfiction, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss the magic of design in day-to-day home life, work life, and even in outer space. Phnam also talks about her background in design and architecture, her strategies for cultivating creative inspiration, and her top secrets for successfully reverse-engineering your life. Stay tuned!
43 minutes | 4 months ago
Culture Eats Strategy, Scale Eats Culture, Ambition Eats Itself
Allan Silva is the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, a team coaching company that creates business growth by helping global business executives and senior product and engineering leaders build and align winning teams. Allan is also the Founding Partner of Riverene, a leadership and organizational development consultancy. His recent clients include Lucasfilm, ILM, Sonos, Atlassian, GRAIL, Airbnb, Salesforce, and Twitter. In this episode… Have you ever been the new person in a room full of tight-knit friends? The only feeling worse than feeling out of place at a gathering is being a company’s newly-hired authority figure. How can you establish your authority and lead with purpose when people can hardly remember your name? Establishing your expertise and exercising your positional authority in a new—or, at least, new to you—organization can seem like an impossible task. However, according to Allan Silva, the key to thriving in your new authoritative role is this: change your mindset. By taking a deep breath, developing humility, and defining your purpose, you can become the leader you’ve always wanted to be. Want to learn more? In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Allan Silva, Founder and CEO of Truedragon, sits down with Dov Pollack to discuss practical steps you can take to become a more effective leader—today. Listen in as Allan reveals the difference between positional and innate authority, the importance of shifting your mindset as a leader, and developing a realistic timeline for change in your organization. Stay tuned for more!
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