Executive Leadership Episodes

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The Door to Opportunity with Matthew Confer

June 3, 2021

“The door to opportunity is a door marked PUSH.” Throughout his career, Matt Confer has taken to heart this advice from his parents. He’s actively looked for doors and then strategized how to get them open. In this episode, Matt spells out the steps he took to create internship opportunities during…

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Executive Leadership Nonprofits

Embracing Differences with Adriane Armstrong

Dec. 3, 2020

“I have had an identity of being different from such an early age that it's never even occurred to me to try to fit in with those around me.” That’s how Adriane Armstrong, CEO of the nonprofit social enterprise Juma Ventures, explains why she chose a career in the nonprofit sector while her classma…

Change Management Consulting Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Human Resources Self-Employed

Opening the Door with Tiffany Newhouse

Nov. 5, 2020

How do you gain the experience and skills you need to go out on your own as a consultant? In this episode, Tiffany Newhouse, CEO of Newhouse Project Consulting, takes us through her path to consulting which had plenty of curves, including a key decision to leave law school to pursue a career more a…

Advertising Executive Leadership Music The Arts Nonprofits Entrepreneur Marketing

My Inadvertent Career with Greg Stern

Oct. 1, 2020

When Greg Stern graduated from college with a degree in Political Science, he certainly did not expect to eventually co-found and co-chair the award-winning creative advertising agency BSSP. He also didn't anticipate that he would eventually be named CEO of the renowned performing arts organization…

Guest: Greg Stern
Consulting Corporate Sector Environment Executive Leadership Natural Resources Nonprofits Social Responsibility Supply Chain Sustainability

The Power of a Personal Mission with Darryl Knudsen

July 2, 2020

“I channel the power of civil society movements to create enduring, positive change toward social and environmental justice for the underrepresented.” That’s how Darryl Knudsen, Executive Director of International Rivers, describes his personal mission. While the actual mission statement was only c…

Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Nonprofits Property Management Real Estate

Facing Your Fears with Rodney Fong

June 4, 2020

“All of the other things that I have done before just bubble up into this one particular moment in time.” That’s how Rodney Fong, President & CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, describes getting ready for the challenge he faces today – leading his 170-year-old organization during COVID-1…

Guest: Rodney Fong
Corporate Sector Executive Leadership Human Resources Retail

Being Resilient with Leah Swan

May 7, 2020

Anyone who has faced job loss will tell you it can be scary, demoralizing, and confusing, raising questions like, “What do I do now?”... “How do I bounce back?”... and even, “Will I bounce back?” Unfortunately, this is what many people are experiencing now as a result of COVID-19. On this episode, …

Guest: Leah Swan
Marketing Sports Management Sports Executive Leadership Athletics

Making Things Happen with Rick Welts

March 12, 2020

Can you have a career in professional sports without being a pro athlete? Rick Welts, president and COO of the Golden State Warriors did just that. His career began when, as a teenager, he landed the job of ball boy for the Seattle Supersonics. His drive, commitment, and love for the game got him n…

Guest: Rick Welts
Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Nonprofits Philanthropy Politics

Connecting for Good with Daniel Lurie

Dec. 19, 2019

It’s the holidays, a time when many of us think of giving, both to our loved ones and to those in need, making this the perfect time to share our interview with Daniel Lurie, who has spent his career in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector focused specifically on supporting low-income individuals …

Guest: Daniel Lurie
Corporate Sector Start-Ups Executive Leadership Fintech Marketing

Becoming Fearless with Anu Shultes

Oct. 10, 2019

Careers don't happen in a vacuum, but rather unfold in the context of our lives. Anu Shultes' career journey has included setbacks, hard landings and serious illness. In spite of it all she persisted, found her voice, and earlier this year was named CEO of LendUp, a socially responsible FinTech com…

Guest: Anu Shultes