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Doing What You Love with Tamara Lewis

Aug. 5, 2021

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 ....and proceeded to change her major 14 times. She later was accepted into la…

Guest: Tamara Lewis
Journalism Politics Healthcare Education Politi

Breaking News with Laura Meckler

July 8, 2021

"Being consistently good doesn't get you very far. You need to be occasionally amazing." That's advice from Laura Meckler, national education writer at the Washington Post. Her career is living proof, and by being good and occasionally amazing she rose up the journalism ladder to some of the most p…

Guest: Laura Meckler
Consulting Finance Executive Leadership Leadership Development Economics Sales Business Development

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…

Government Politics Consulting Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Powering Forward with Malia Cohen

May 6, 2021

Malia Cohen discovered when she was a child that she wanted to serve in government. She visualized herself in her dream job and then made it happen. Today, she has moved on from that role and sits on the California State Board of Equalization and serves as President of the San Francisco Police Comm…

Guest: Malia Cohen
Corporate Sector Entrepreneur Engineering High Tech Program Management

Keep Pushing Ahead with Saiman Shetty

April 1, 2021

Making moves into new roles and new companies can be challenging, especially if people are telling you what you want to do isn’t available to you or you’re an immigrant needing to get over visa hurdles. Our guest on this episode, Saiman Shetty, technical program manager of robots at Nuro, has faced…

Guest: Saiman Shetty
Actor Entertainment Film Performing Arts Television The Arts Theater Writer

Writing Your Own Career Story with Jamie Pachino

March 4, 2021

Jamie Pachino is currently the Co-Executive Producer on The Right Stuff for Disney+. She always thought that she’d be an actor for her career, but she fell in love with writing plays and scripts along the way. Her work has been produced in four countries, honored with numerous awards, and she’s wri…

Guest: Jamie Pachino
Consulting Corporate Sector Fashion Logistics Manufacturing Start-Ups Supply Chain

Building on What You've Learned with Marcus Chung

Feb. 4, 2021

What role does learning play as you are building your career? Marcus Chung, VP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at ThirdLove, has learned from each and every one of his experiences, and he has continuously applied that information to move toward roles that better tap into his passions and strengt…

Guest: Marcus Chung
Consulting Entrepreneur Government Politics

Stalking Success with Gabrielle Bosché

Jan. 7, 2021

Gabrielle Bosché became addicted to achievement at an early age. Her incredible drive helped her achieve early success (including publishing her first book at 17!), but it came at a cost to her health and relationships. The unlock in her career journey was connecting her work to her life purpose. S…

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

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…

Consulting Environment Nonprofits Politics Public Affairs Public Utilities Corporate Sector

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…

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
Academia Healthcare Medicine Higher Ed

Engaging and Thriving with Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi

April 9, 2020

A few weeks before COVID-19 swept across the world, we had a chance to sit down with Dr. Arpana Vidyarthi, to capture her career story. She specializes in hospital medicine and now is on the frontline of the pandemic, making this episode especially timely. The focus of the interview was on how she …

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