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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 Entrepreneur Executive Leadership Marketing Music Nonprofits The Arts

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…

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

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…

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 …

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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…

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, w…

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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 …

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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…

Corporate Sector Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Engineering High Tech Start-Ups

Approaching Your Career Like a Scientist with Carol Regalbuto

Feb. 27, 2020

Carol Regalbuto has done what many women are being encouraged to do – pursue a career in engineering. She started down this path in high school and today has a successful career working on the latest battery technology. The journey though hasn't been easy. She's faced internal challenges like self-…

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Seeing What's in Front of You with Jason Elliott

Feb. 13, 2020

What if you’re on one path – it’s a path you always thought you should be on – when an experience excites you about something totally different. Do you make the leap? Our guest, Jason Elliott, did just that.Since graduating college in 2008, Jason has worked in government and politics, currently ser…

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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Taking on the Big Issues with Susan Leal

Jan. 16, 2020

Is it possible to make your voice heard around important issues of our day, like healthcare, water resource management and climate resiliency? Our guest, Susan Leal, has done just that in both the public and private sectors. She's worked as a lawyer for the US House Energy and Commerce Committee, b…

Academia Consulting Corporate Sector Human Resources Law Start-Ups

Being True to Yourself with Beth Davies

Jan. 2, 2020

What if a voice inside you is telling you to take a different path than the one you're on? Beth Davies has heard this voice many times and she always took action.On this episode, Beth is taking her turn as the guest and sharing her career journey. She openly shares why she left law for human resour…

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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…