Executive Leadership Episodes

June 03, 2021

The Door to Opportunity with Matthew Confer

“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, M...

Consulting Finance Executive Leadership Leadership Development Economics Sales Business Development

December 03, 2020

Embracing Differences with Adriane Armstrong

“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,...

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Executive Leadership Nonprofits

November 05, 2020

Opening the Door with Tiffany Newhouse

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 curv...

Change Management Consulting Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Human Resources Self-Employed

October 01, 2020

My Inadvertent Career with Greg Stern

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 ...

Advertising Executive Leadership Music The Arts Nonprofits Entrepreneur Marketing

July 02, 2020

The Power of a Personal Mission with Darryl Knudsen

“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, des...

Consulting Corporate Sector Environment Executive Leadership Natural Resources Nonprofits Social Responsibility Supply Chain Sustainability

June 04, 2020

Facing Your Fears with Rodney Fong

“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 chall...

Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Nonprofits Property Management Real Estate

May 07, 2020

Being Resilient with Leah Swan

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 m...

Corporate Sector Executive Leadership Human Resources Retail

March 12, 2020

Making Things Happen with Rick Welts

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 S...

Marketing Sports Management Sports Executive Leadership Athletics

December 19, 2019

Connecting for Good with Daniel Lurie

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 n...

Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Nonprofits Philanthropy Politics

October 10, 2019

Becoming Fearless with Anu Shultes

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 ear...

Corporate Sector Start-Ups Executive Leadership Fintech Marketing