Nonprofits Episodes

August 05, 2021

Doing What You Love with Tamara Lewis

When Tamara Lewis was growing up in Jamaica, there were only two versions of what future "career success" might look like. She could become a doctor, or she could become a lawyer. She started college as a pre-med student .......

Nonprofits Human Resources Recruiting Foundations

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

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

September 03, 2020

Living a Creative Life with Denise Young Smith

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? C...

The Arts Human Resources Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion High Tech Higher Ed Music Nonprofits Retail Corporate Sector

August 06, 2020

Bringing It All Together with Brandon Hernandez

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 a...

Consulting Environment Nonprofits Politics Public Affairs Public Utilities Corporate Sector

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

January 30, 2020

Designing Your Career with Burak Cakmak

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 ...

Education Higher Ed Nonprofits Social Responsibility

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

December 05, 2019

Leveraging Relationships for Impact with Wade Crowfoot

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, Cal...

Government Nonprofits Philanthropy Politics Environment Natural Resources

November 21, 2019

Speaking Truth to Power with Hydra Mendoza

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 ...

Academia Education Government Nonprofits Philanthropy Politics

November 07, 2019

Finding Balance with Dr. Markus Watson

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 li...

Dentistry Entrepreneur Healthcare Nonprofits

October 24, 2019

Just Get In There with Jonathan Moscone

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 be...

Performing Arts Government Nonprofits The Arts Theater

August 29, 2019

Driven by a Passion with Manny Hernandez

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 c...

Corporate Sector Entrepreneur Healthcare Human Resources Nonprofits Start-Ups Engineering