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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…

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Living a Creative Life with Denise Young Smith

Sept. 3, 2020

Since she was a young girl, Denise Young Smith has had a love for music and singing. Her career, though, took her into the world of Human Resources including executive roles at Apple. Did this mean she left the arts behind? Certainly not! Music and performing have always been in her life and are ta…

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Bringing It All Together with Brandon Hernandez

Aug. 6, 2020

Sometimes reaching your destination means making moves that seem to be on different paths. That's what Brandon Hernandez has been consciously doing as he's built his career in Public Affairs while also volunteering his time and leadership within important nonprofit organizations. The journey hasn't…

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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 …

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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…

Education Higher Ed Nonprofits Social Responsibility

Designing Your Career with Burak Cakmak

Jan. 30, 2020

Many people assume that to work in a particular field, you have to have a degree in that field. Well, sometimes this is true but not always.   On this episode, we’re joined by Burak Cakmak who became Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design even though he didn't study fashion or have experience …

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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 …

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Leveraging Relationships for Impact with Wade Crowfoot

Dec. 5, 2019

How do you take opportunities and experiences early in your life and use them to shape your career so you can make an impact? And how important are the relationships you form along the way? On this episode, Wade Crowfoot, California's Secretary for Natural Resources, takes us through his curvy jour…

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Speaking Truth to Power with Hydra Mendoza

Nov. 21, 2019

Suppose you step away from work for awhile for personal reasons. Does this have to set you back? The answer is NO! It actually can propel you forward.  On this episode, Hydra Mendoza shares how she used time away from work to develop skills, cultivate a new passion, and find her voice. All of these…

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Finding Balance with Dr. Markus Watson

Nov. 7, 2019

What does work-life balance mean to you? Could you achieve it if your career was threatened by something completely beyond your control? Our interview with Dr. Markus Watson explores how he has found balance throughout his life, even during especially challenging times like going to dental school w…

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Just Get In There with Jonathan Moscone

Oct. 24, 2019

Some people have a passion from an early age that they want to turn into a career. In this episode, we hear from someone who successfully did this. Jon Moscone discovered as a teenager that the theater was a place where he belonged and chose to pursue this as his career. He consciously made decisio…

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Driven by a Passion with Manny Hernandez

Aug. 29, 2019

Can you take something you're passionate about and make it the focal point of your career? Manny Hernandez did, but it was a tough journey filled with long days and personal sacrifices. Manny candidly shares why he made the choices he did and the challenges he faced including the one that forced hi…