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The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett
24 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Customer Advocacy, Cross-Cultural Communication & Cultivating Confidence: A Conversation with Kristen Sanderson (Part One)
In this episode Clint has a conversation with Kristen Sanderson, VP of Customer Advocacy and Chief Diversity Officer at GE Digital. During their discussion, the two chat about Kristen’s 30-plus-year career at GE, the joy she gets from helping her customers succeed, and why using inclusive language is integral to being a leader of global teams. Plus, Kristen talks about her work with the GE Girl’s camp, a program that encourages girls to get involved in STEM. This is the first part of a two-part discussion.
43 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
Longevity, Leadership & Learning from Failure: A Conversation with Doug Bawel
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Doug Bawel, chairman of the board and CEO at Jasper Engines & Transmissions. During their discussion, the two chat about Doug’s 46-year career at Jasper, the importance of valuing and retaining quality team members, and the realization that being a good mentor means allowing for failure. Plus, Doug gives his thoughts on EVs and the future of the internal combustion engine.
42 minutes | Jan 11, 2023
Building Structures, Activating People & Constructing a Vision: A Conversation with Cathy Orquiola
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Cathy Orquiola, West Region Vice President at PCL Construction. During their discussion, the two talk about the importance of being an “overcomer,” the benefits of PCL being an employee-owned business, and why cohesion is the most important part of team success. Plus, Cathy and Clint share in the struggle of parenting teenagers.
51 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
Green Energy, New Technology & A Culture of Commitment: A Conversation with John Zahurancik
On this episode, Clint has a conversation with John Zahurancik, President of the Americas at Fluence, a global leader in the clean energy transition and large-scale battery storage. During their discussion, the two chat about what Fluence does to improve power grids and systems, why you should create a culture where subordinates feel comfortable arguing with their superiors, and how to overcome problems through cross-discipline communication and collaboration. Plus, why is John so interested in the history of salt?
39 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Over the past year, The Conversation with Clinton M. Padgett has facilitated impactful conversations from thought leaders and industry experts who are making a transformative difference in their industries and beyond. To celebrate another successful year, we want to reshare some of our favorite moments, lessons and key takeaways from the experts we spoke with in 2022. Tune in to hear industry insights, leadership advice and more to facilitate lasting change, too.
22 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
The Silo Mentality & Building Relationships: A Conversation with Howard Miller (Part Two)
Clint Padgett wraps up his conversation with Howard Miller, Chief Information Officer at UCLA Anderson School of Management. During part two of their discussion, Howard shares the importance of investing your time in people, breaking down silos within your organization to improve communication, and building meaningful relationships in a hybrid world.
35 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
Transforming Higher Education in a Hybrid Environment: A Conversation with Howard Miller (Part One)
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Howard Miller, Chief Information Officer at UCLA Anderson School of Management. During their conversation, Howard shares industry shifts he has witnessed throughout his career, his experience working as an IT professional in biotech, and how technology is changing business. Additionally, Howard talks about the implications of managing the transition from in-person to online learning in higher education and how they quickly adapted.
30 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Scaling Your Impact & Forging Meaningful Connections: A Conversation with Geoff Clawson (Part Two)
On this episode, Clint has a conversation with Geoff Clawson, VP of Product, Websites & Marketing at GoDaddy and co-owner of Birdwell Beach Britches. During part two of their talk, Geoff shares how to equip your teams with the right tools to succeed, developing an abundance mindset and how he has witnessed the evolution of our digital landscape impact the way we communicate. Additionally, Geoff shares his passion for learning different languages and forging deeper connections.
30 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
Owning, Growing & Helping Small Businesses: A Conversation with Geoff Clawson (Part One)
On this episode, Clint has a conversation with Geoff Clawson, VP of Product, Websites & Marketing at GoDaddy and co-owner of Birdwell Beach Britches. During their discussion, the two talk about the backstory of Birdwell Beach Britches and how Geoff came to purchase the company, why making small businesses owners’ lives easier is his mission at GoDaddy, and what Geoff believes is the #1 job of a leader. Plus, Geoff gives a detailed rundown of his leadership values and principles. This is the first part of a two-part discussion.
28 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Leading, Listening & the Law of Scarcity: A Conversation with Kip Knight (Part Two)
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Kip Knight, founder of CMO Coaches and author of “Crafting Persuasion” and “Learn to Leap.” During part two of their talk, the two chat about whether leaders are born or made, the importance of mutual respect, and the benefit of seeking win-win solutions. Plus, Kip explains the Law of Scarcity and how to use it to attract interest to your message. This is the second part of a two-part discussion.
25 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Marketing, Messaging & Managing Culture Clash: A Conversation with Kip Knight (Part One)
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Kip Knight, founder of CMO Coaches and author of “Crafting Persuasion” and “Learn to Leap.” Kip shares stories and lessons learned from a distinguished career in marketing and leadership, including his brief kidnapping in South Korea, walking on hot coals with Tony Robbins, and how he helped turn around KFC’s brand image in the UK. Plus, Kip defines what “greatness” means to him and explains why enjoying the journey makes the successes that much sweeter. This is the first part of a two-part discussion.
39 minutes | Oct 12, 2022
Leadership, Mentorship & Creating a Better Future for Humanity: A Conversation with Beverly Rider
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Beverly Rider, CCO & CMO of Tonomus and CEO of Portfolio T, a Tonomus Company. Clint and Beverly talk about using technology to improve humanity, why leaders should take all the blame and give away all the credit, and how to use mentorship as a means to grow your own knowledge and skill set. Plus, Beverly ponders what the perfect human existence of the future would look like.
38 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
Re-Thinking Procurement & Leading Global Teams: A Conversation with Matthew Bounds
In today’s episode, Clint is joined by Matthew Bounds, Senior Partner at IBM, to discuss global leadership, efficient procurement, and the journey that led Bounds to his success. Matthew talks about the procurement process and how it can actually be personable, as well as how building community is what brings him true joy and how he has carried that with him in his business endeavors.
46 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
Improving Mental Health & Physical Wellness in a Hybrid Environment: A Conversation with Chad Severson
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Chad Severson, CEO of Ergotron. During their discussion, the two talk about the importance of having a commitment to continuous improvement, why leaders should take care of their people first and their profits second, and how – even in a remote world – there are still some meetings that are better in person. Plus, Chad shares the story of how Ergotron completely shifted their operation from B2B to B2C during the pandemic.
49 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Navigating Passion, Purpose & Public Transportation: A Conversation with Paul Comfort
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Paul Comfort about his experience in working in public transportation, local government and communication. Paul emphasizes the importance of doing what you love by combining your avocation with your vocation. Paul talks about his passion for helping others through public mobility. The two discuss that public transportation is more about getting someone from A to B and that it is about improving the quality of life by promoting equity and inclusion. Paul also shares wisdom about the characteristics needed to be an effective leader and communicator in an effort to better serve and connect people.
26 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Connection and Culture in a Virtual World: A Conversation with Jeanet Wade (Part Two)
In this episode, Clint continues his conversation with Jeanet Wade, author of “The Human Team.” During part two of their talk, Jeanet explains why connection creates loyalty, how to structure a team to achieve the desired outcome, and the importance of frequent and purposeful connection in a remote environment. Plus, Jeanet shares some fun ideas for virtual team connections. This is the second part of a two-part discussion.
26 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
Teamwork, Leadership & Harnessing Human Potential: A Conversation with Jeanet Wade (Part One)
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Jeanet Wade, author of “The Human Team.” During their discussion, the two chat about ‘team health’ and finding the right recipe for people to achieve ‘team actualization,’ the importance of communicating with absolute clarity – including defining the ‘why’ – and the difference between curiosity and interrogation in leadership. This is the first part of a two-part discussion.
38 minutes | Aug 17, 2022
Slack Teams, Exponential Growth & All Things Open Source: A Conversation with Benjamin Truehaft
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Benjamin Treuhaft, the CEO of Helpful Engineering. During their talk, the two chat about the origins of Helpful Engineering and the Helpful Community, the challenges of remotely managing a large group via Slack, and Benjamin’s vision to build a better world with open-sourced solutions. Plus, Benjamin explains why it’s best to fail small, fail fast, and fail cheap.
52 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
Strategic Communication, Digital Disinformation & Improving Society: A Conversation with Bob Pearson
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Bob Pearson, the Founder & Chair of The Next Practices Group, Chair of The Next Solutions Group, and CEO of The Bliss Group. Bob is also an author, speaker, and consultant, as well as an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin. During their chat, Bob and Clint talk about the importance of knowing your audience when selecting messaging strategies, how to use marketing tactics to combat digital disinformation, and why aligning organizational priorities with societal needs serves to bolster both outcomes. Plus, a brief discussion on Mother Teresa…
35 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
Managing People, Pizza, and Price Inflation: A Conversation with Erik Frederick
In this episode, Clint has a conversation with Erik Frederick, the CEO of UNO Restaurants. During their conversation, the two discuss what brought Erik to UNO. Frederick explains his unique communication style has broken ground for both UNO and Frederick as a CEO. The two also discuss price inflation in the restaurant industry and how UNO is handling this, as well as the changes UNO has undergone through COVID-19.
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