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Next Wave Leadership Podcast
The Next Wave Leadership podcast is hosted by Dov Pollack where Dov talks to leaders about how they’re creating great places to work and more importantly great places to grow.
2 hours ago
You Don't Need the Spotlight to Support Others
Ann Goggins Gregory is the Senior Vice President of Resident Services at MidPen Housing Corporation. MidPen Housing’s mission is to provide safe and affordable high-quality housing to those in need while establishing stability and opportunity in the lives of their residents. Before MidPen, Ann served as the Habitat for Humanity COO in the greater San Francisco area, the Senior Director of Knowledge for The Bridgespan Group, and a business analyst at Deloitte. In this episode… What’s the most common archetype of a leader? A person who makes all of the important decisions for their organization, typically. However, Ann Goggins Gregory, the Senior Vice President of Resident Services at MidPen Housing Corporation, knows that her responsibility as a leader is to guide her team and take part in making those valuable decisions—and ultimately build a space in which the people she works with can thrive. With Dov, Ann shares her career experience and why she’s often opted to avoid taking the easy path. She also discusses how her values-based orientation drives her approach to leadership. Plus, you’ll hear about Ann’s experience working in a male-dominated work culture versus an all-female team. Join Ann Goggins Gregory, the Senior Vice President of Resident Services at MidPen Housing Corporation, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Ann shares her leadership journey, from working as an analyst at Deloitte to her transition into the nonprofit world. She also discusses her evolution as a leader, the challenges she’s faced during her career, and reflects on her personal experience with leadership development programs.
Nov 23, 2020
Troy Blackwell on Disrupting the 100-Year-Old Auto Industry
Troy Blackwell is the Chief Operating Officer at NuVinAir® Corporate, where he’s responsible for providing leadership and vision for the company’s operational customer programs, national accounts, operational controls, and franchisee success. He has nearly two decades of automotive leadership experience and previously worked at AutoNation, where he spearheaded a major brand extension for the largest automotive group in the nation. Troy also helped launch a chain of standalone used car dealerships called AutoNation USA, which streamlines the car buying process with new technology and a no-haggle strategy. Before that, he worked at CarMax for more than a decade and served as both Regional Sales Development Leader and General Manager. In this episode… When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get comfortable doing things the same way you always have. But with all the advances in technology today, you don’t want to get left behind. Troy Blackwell, the Chief Operating Officer at NuVinAir® Corporate, believes that organizations have to evolve to meet their customer’s needs, and leaders play a crucial role in guiding their teams through periods of transition. With Dov, Troy talks about his early career experience and how it shaped his approach to leadership. He shares how he helped transform the culture of the automotive industry and the challenges he faced along the way. You’ll also hear about a meaningful piece of advice that Troy received and his tips for giving effective feedback. Join Troy Blackwell, the Chief Operating Officer at NuVinAir® Corporate, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Troy shares his career journey, from working in retail to getting involved in the auto industry. He also talks about how he guided his team through a transition within his organization, discusses the importance of relationship building, and shares his advice for new managers.
Nov 16, 2020
Dr. Bruce Gewertz on the Role of Physician Leadership in an Ever-Increasing Matrixed Healthcare System
Dr. Bruce Gewertz is the Surgeon-in-Chief, Chair of the Department of Surgery, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, and Vice President of Interventional Services at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles. Under his leadership at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Gewertz has added to the Department of Surgery’s academic stature by targeted recruitments across all specialties, more than doubling clinical revenues and expanding the clinical faculty by more than 50%. Most recently, he led a $4 million multi-institutional research project integrating human performance and technology funded by the Department of Defense. Before Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Gewertz was on the faculty at the University of Chicago for 25 years and served as the Dallas B. Phemister Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery from 1992 until 2006. Dr. Gewertz is the author of more than 200 original articles, books, and chapters and has won multiple awards, including Outstanding Science Alumnus of Pennsylvania State University in 2003 and Alumni Fellow in 2009. In this episode… Doctors have long been seen as the ultimate authority when it comes to a patient’s care. However, as medicine continues to advance, the healthcare system has become increasingly focused on the importance of a team-oriented organization. Dr. Bruce Gewertz, the Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai, believes that what makes a physician successful isn’t necessarily how authoritative they are, but their ability to bring out the best in their team. With Dov, Dr. Gewertz discusses the modern patient experience and how a physician’s role as a leader has changed over time. He addresses the challenges of building a team-oriented culture in the healthcare system. Additionally, you’ll hear about the importance of taking pride in your team and the common values that team members should share. Join Dr. Bruce Gewertz, the Surgeon-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Dr. Gewertz provides his insights into leadership and how a physician develops their team. He also talks about focusing on group success versus individual success, the value of building relationships with the people you work with, and how to deal with failure.
Nov 9, 2020
Shuchi Sarkar on Why the Most Important Feedback Is Never Pleasant to Hear
Shuchi Sarkar is the Chief Marketing Officer at Creo, a company that produces natural and more sustainable cannabinoid ingredients through a fusion of technology and the ancient process of fermentation. She is an accomplished marketer with over 25 years of broad experience at leading tech companies like HP, Compaq, Motorola, and Ogilvy Advertising. Before working with Creo, Shuchi was the Global Head of Marketing for HP’s digital printing business. She’s also received several industry awards, including EFFIEs, Cannes Lions, “Innovative Marketer by Economic Times,” and “WIM Digital Marketer of the Year 2017.” In this episode… One of the most important aspects of leadership is being able to give effective feedback that helps your team learn and improve. While you want to support and encourage your team, you also have to be honest and direct. Shuchi Sarkar, the Chief Marketing Officer at Creo, believes that oftentimes the feedback that is the hardest to hear is exactly what people need to grow. In today’s episode, Shuchi discusses her personal growth as a leader and how working for an international company influenced her leadership style. She also shares her experience growing up in Delhi, India and how she dealt with the bias that comes from being an Indian woman in a leadership role. Additionally, Shuchi talks about the differences between building culture in a big name organization versus a start-up company. Join Shuchi Sarkar, the Chief Marketing Officer at Creo, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Shuchi shares her leadership journey, from getting her start in advertising to leading international teams. She also provides her insights into developing your strengths as a leader, leading your teams through transformations, and the art of giving feedback.
Nov 2, 2020
Nyika Allen on Her Experience Being the Youngest Director of Aviation in the Country
Nyika Allen is the Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque, where she is responsible for the management and oversight of Albuquerque International Sunport and Double Eagle Airport. She is the first millennial to lead a city department and the first woman to serve as Director of the Department of Aviation. Under Nyika’s leadership over the past two years, Albuquerque International Sunport has expanded its route portfolio and undergone the completion of a $30 million terminal renovation. Before her current role, Nyika was the President and the CEO of the New Mexico Technology Council, which is the state’s only business association for the technology industry. She is also the former “Tech Expert” on Fox News Mexico and the Chair of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Committee. In this episode… The idea that the leader is the smartest person in the room isn’t always true. Nyika Allen, the Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque, believes that part of her role as a leader is to create a culture of “we” so that her team always feels empowered to speak up and share their ideas about improving their organization. With Dov Pollack, Nyika shares her career experience, talks about overseeing everything that happens “behind the scenes” in an airport, and relates how being a millennial woman impacts her approach to leadership. She also talks about building an “audit culture” that emphasizes teamwork and reaching a shared goal. Join Nyika Allen, the Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Nyika shares her journey to becoming the youngest director of aviation in the country. She also provides her insights into questioning the systems that are in place to make them better, how being an authentic leader impacts her approach to feedback, and overcoming barriers to improve diversity in your organization.
Oct 26, 2020
Allan Silva on Coaching Leaders in Start-Ups: How to Master the Inner Game of Influence
Allan Silva is the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, a team coaching company that creates business growth by helping global business executives and senior product and engineering leaders build and align winning teams. Allan is also the Founding Partner of Riverene, a leadership and organizational development consultancy. His recent clients include Lucasfilm, ILM, Sonos, Atlassian, GRAIL, Airbnb, Salesforce, and Twitter. In this episode… Leadership is all about balance. While you want to ensure that your team is doing their job and getting results, you also want to empower your people and create a growth-focused culture. Allan Silva, the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, believes that the key to building influence as a leader is to “move with confidence”—meaning that even if you are unsure about what lies ahead, you can still guide your team forward. In his conversation with Dov, Allan shares his experience coaching highly successful leaders. He also talks about how to distinguish between your values as a person and your role in your company. Additionally, you’ll hear about imposter syndrome and how to overcome it. Join Allan Silva, the Founder and CEO of Truedragon, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast as they discuss the different elements of leadership. Allan also talks about where self-worth comes from, provides his insights into how leaders can build influence, and discusses the balance of flexibility and confidence.
Oct 21, 2020
Surrendering Pride in Ownership
Chris Calvosa is the Vice President of Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships at VisionSpring, leading all sales and business development activities. Currently, he manages teams in seven countries to help provide affordable eyeglasses and optical accessories to people throughout the world. Chris has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, branding, and business development, and has led teams to deliver brand growth, surpass revenue targets, and achieve strategic goals. In this episode… A leader’s role is to develop their teams and encourage them to reach their full potential. Chris Calvosa, the Vice President of Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships at VisionSpring, knows that the key to getting strong efforts from his team members is by building a culture of respect. Today, Chris talks about his early career experience and personal path to leadership. He opens up about working in a negative environment and how it influenced his beliefs as a leader. You’ll also hear about Chris’ current role leading teams in seven countries and the ways his company has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join Chris Calvosa, the Vice President of Global Sales and Institutional Partnerships at VisionSpring, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Chris shares his experience working as an international leader and how he cultivates a culture of respect with his team. He also talks about how he defines failure, shares his approach to giving feedback, and provides his insights into staying disciplined.
Oct 19, 2020
Societal Expectations of Corporate Leadership
Dave Stangis is the Founder and CEO of 21C Impact, an advisory services company for the 21st century. He currently advises leading companies on Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) technology as well as reputation and resiliency strategies. Before 21C Impact, he served as the Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company. In the past 20 years, Dave has led two Fortune 500 corporations, Intel and Campbell Soup Company, from a standing start to clear and consistent world-class leadership in ESG, CSR, and sustainability. Dave has also served on the boards of many nonprofit organizations and two public benefit corporations. In 2008 and 2013, Dave was recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. In this episode… Where is the value in a company aside from their income statement? More and more, organizations are shifting their focus from increasing their profits to developing their people. Part of this process involves constructing work cultures that are accountable, engaging, and growth-focused. Dave Stangis, the Founder and CEO of 21C Impact, believes that the companies he works with are “designing in failures”—meaning that they plan for mistakes—to learn, improve, and become the best companies that they can be. Today, Dave shares his experience working at two Fortune 500 companies and the differences in culture that he encountered. He also discusses what a leader needs to do for the people that they’re managing, challenges that Dave has faced throughout his career, and how he has overcome them. Join Dave Stangis, the Founder and CEO of 21C Impact, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Dave discusses how he built out the culture at the different companies he’s worked for. He also talks about the important quality that leaders should possess, explains how he motivates his employees, and shares his hopes for the future.
Oct 12, 2020
Deciding to Be a Risk Taker vs. Being a Risk Manager
Denise Tran is the CEO of Bun Mee Vietnamese Sandwich Eatery, a gourmet, fast-casual restaurant that blends Vietnam’s street food concepts with modern interpretations and fresh, local ingredients. After practicing law in Seattle, Denise decided to transition and open Bun Mee in 2011. Within months of opening the doors, many of their menu items landed on San Francisco’s best lists. In 2019, Bun Mee’s sales exceeded eight figures and there are now four locations throughout the city, including locations in the San Francisco International Airport. Additionally, Bun Mee has been featured on the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise and recognized in numerous local, national, and international publications. In 2020, Denise was awarded by the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization with the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. In this episode… While starting your own business is filled with tons of uncertainty, it’s guaranteed to provide you with learning experiences that you can grow from—but you have to be willing. Denise Tran, the CEO of Bun Mee, knows firsthand the risks that entrepreneurs face when building a business and how the challenges that arise can lead to great opportunities. Today, Denise shares her experience as a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam growing up in New Orleans. She talks about how she decided to stop practicing law and open her own restaurant. You’ll also hear about the trip to Vietnam that changed Denise’s outlook on life. Join Denise Tran, the CEO of Bun Mee, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Denise shares her career experience and transition from working as an attorney to starting her own business. She also discusses how she defines success, how her company engages their employees, and shares her advice for entrepreneurs.
Oct 5, 2020
Fostering an Experimental Mindset Leads to Innovation
Avital Ungar is the Founder and Owner of Avital Tours, a company that is dedicated to providing story-driven culinary experiences. While living in Paris and the quaint town of Aix-en-Provence in Southern France, she became serious about the finer points in life and is now a certified sommelier (with a little help from Wine for Dummies, naturally). While attending UCLA, Avital studied Art History, French, and Mandarin Chinese. After living in Shanghai and working in the Chinese contemporary art market, she returned to her hometown of San Francisco and decided to pursue her interest in art and food professionally. Avital has served as a judge at the 2011 International Chocolate Salon, The Best of West Rib Competition, and The Good Food Awards. She has also appeared in Travel + Leisure, CNN, and the Travel Channel. In this episode… Making mistakes is an inevitable part of life. Avital Ungar, the Founder and Owner of Avital Tours, believes that we’re never going to get it right the first time— and that’s fine. For her, experiencing failure is really just an opportunity to improve going forward. Avital prioritizes having an experimental mindset and the practice of continuous improvement. Today, she shares how her passion for food and her background in art history led her to start a tour company. Additionally, you’ll hear a story about how a perceived failure turned into an incredible learning opportunity. Join Avital Ungar, the Founder and Owner of Avital Tours, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Avital shares her leadership experience and the challenges that come with being accountable to your company. She talks about working with an all-female leadership team, shares her company’s core values, and explains how she implemented her experimental mindset when her company’s revenue dropped to zero due to COVID-19.
Sep 21, 2020
Rethinking Physician Leadership
Dr. Michael Nurok is the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai and practices clinically as an intensivist and cardiothoracic anesthesiologist. Previously, he served as faculty at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard, and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Nurok also created a dedicated orthopedic intensive care unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery and served as its first director. In this episode… An organization has to align its mission with the needs of their customers. Dr. Michael Nurok, the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, believes that creating a culture of organizational purpose where everyone works towards a shared mission is the key to reaching success. Dr. Nurok shares his journey to becoming a leader in healthcare and how he develops a work environment where everyone is focused on a common goal. You’ll also hear about the ways that inclusivity and diversity are playing a role in medicine and how medicine’s traditional hierarchy is shifting. Additionally, Dr. Nurok talks about the problems that have been exposed and the opportunities that have been presented due to COVID-19. Join Dr. Michael Nurok, the Director of the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai, and Dov Pollack in this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast. Dr. Nurok shares his leadership experience in medicine and his efforts to optimize the healthcare system. He also discusses the importance of teamwork in a healthcare setting, the greatest ability for a leader to possess, and his hopes for the future of healthcare.
Sep 14, 2020
You Either Win or You Learn
Joe Diliberto is the President and Owner of Sandler Training in Oakland, providing training, coaching, and consulting services to clients across a wide range of industries. He has over 30 years of experience in his field and is an expert in sales, sales management, business development, and negotiation skills. Before establishing Sandler Training, Joe held executive-level management positions at Fortune 100 and start-up companies. In this episode… Failure is an inevitable part of life. But, if you redefine the idea of failure, you present yourself with an opportunity to learn and grow. Joe Diliberto, the President and Owner of Sandler Training in Oakland, believes that part of leadership is building a culture that encourages failing often—as long as you’re willing to learn from those mistakes. Joe discusses the foundation for his training and how he inspires change in his clients. You’ll hear about the lessons he’s learned from the setbacks he’s experienced during his car…
Sep 7, 2020
You Have as Much Power as You Are Willing to Assume
Bill Press is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Iterable, a growth marketing platform that enables brands to build stronger relationships with their customers and create lifetime value as a result. He received a Ph.D. in Computation and Neural Systems from Caltech and has over two decades of experience as an engineer and leader in enterprise and on-demand software. Before his current role, Bill was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Optimizely and created and led the Productivity Cloud at Salesforce. In this episode… When there’s a hierarchy within an organization, people are given titles that often come with perceived expectations. However, the title that a person holds doesn’t automatically mean that that person is a leader. Bill Press, the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Iterable, believes that you can be a leader regardless of your role in an organization—if you adopt the mindset that you have an impact on the overall decisions of your organizati…
Aug 31, 2020
Leadership Opportunities in Healthcare in a Time of Covid
Dr. Vivek Moitra is an Allen I. Hyman Professor of Critical Care Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center. He specializes in intensive care and anesthesiology and has been the Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine for the past 5 years. Additionally, Dr. Moitra has an MHA focused in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is an aspiring servant leader and describes himself as a “work in progress.” In this episode… It’s been said that culture happens when people aren’t looking. In medicine and many aspects of health care, this same idea can play out when individual accomplishments are rewarded while team achievements are often overlooked. Dr. Vivek Moitra, an anesthesiologist and Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, believes that everyone on his team plays a leadership role when developing a health care culture that is safe, consistent, and joyful. Join…
Aug 24, 2020
The Importance of Powerful Requests
Brenda Castillo-Garza is the Regional Director at MidPen Housing Corporation, an organization that provides safe, affordable housing and other services to low-income residents in the Bay Area. Brenda is a native of San Jose and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education and Counseling from San Jose State University and started her educational career by working in the community college sector. At MidPen Housing Corporation, Brenda has been responsible for the growth of programs and services provided to over 8,000 youth and adult residents in 10 Bay Area counties. She’s also a well-known innovator in out-of-school time programming and has led initiatives in asset and wealth building, vocational development, and health and wellness. In this episode… An important aspect of leadership is building relationships based on trust. Brenda Castillo-Garza, the Regional Director at MidPen Housing Corporation, believes t…
Aug 17, 2020
Solving Puzzles and the Art of Giving Feedback
Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert is the Founder, President, and CEO of the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI). She has dedicated the last 30 years to international education, sharing her knowledge as a published author and speaker on world education systems. As an advisor, Jasmin helps institutions and organizations navigate emerging markets, credential evaluation standards, and global pathway initiatives. In the past, Jasmin served as the Chair of the Association of International Educators. She is currently the President of the Board of the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) and the Chair of the International Education Standards Council (IESC). In this episode… Leaders have to be honest, open, and vulnerable with their teams if they want to develop a growth-focused environment that promotes the overall well-being of their employees. That’s why Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert, the Founder, President, and CEO of the Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)…
Aug 10, 2020
Being a Female Leader in the U.S. Military
Erika Andresen is an attorney with over 14 years of experience in government and corporate regulatory/compliance law and investigations. After working pro bono for veterans, she felt motivated to join the military and has spent the past eight and a half years in public service as the active duty officer for the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Erika specializes in the law of armed conflict and emergency management, working on issues related to natural and man-made foreign and domestic threats. Throughout her active duty career, Erika has advised every rank of the military—from general to garrison—and counseled both individual soldiers and their commanders while deployed in Afghanistan. She oversaw the first ever Operational Law Symposium, which focused on the Pacific area of operations and included participants from all military branches as well as lecturers and attendees from all states. As the only subject matter expert in her organization, Erika recently received an…
Aug 3, 2020
Bringing Your Whole Self to Work
Bill Roth is the Director of Cloud Economics at VMware and has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software industry. He has also worked as a technical evangelist, operating executive, and journalist in addition to running product management organizations and holding CMO positions for startups. During his career, Bill has worked for several startups and bigger companies alike, including BEA Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Morgan Stanley. In this episode… A leader’s main focus is to help the people around them become better individuals. Bill Roth, the Director of Cloud Economics at VMware, believes that a leader has to be transparent, vulnerable, and humble to inspire a culture of growth. In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Bill discusses how your personal values can empower your team and create products that improve other people’s lives. You’ll hear about Bill’s experience with community organizing and how this process is similar to the ways leade…
Jul 27, 2020
The Vital Importance of Consistency and Focus
Simon Chan is the Founder of MLM Nation, the #1 network marketing podcast on iTunes, where he’s interviewed over 500 top income earners. He jumped into network marketing in 2003 and has since built a million-dollar business with over 200,000 distributors. In 2013, Simon retired from building MLM to become a full-time business coach, speaker, and online marketer. He uses online duplication—the same strategies that developed his global team—to help network marketers create successful MLM businesses. In this episode… It can be hard to shake off any stumbles you make on your personal and professional path. But when you hold on to past failures and let them define you, it keeps you from moving forward and reaching your goals. Simon Chan, the Founder of MLM Nation, believes that everyone is born with unlimited potential. The key to unlocking your capabilities and achieving success is by conquering your limiting beliefs. Join Dov Pollack in this episode of The Next Wave Leadership…
Jul 21, 2020
Breaking Down Hierarchy & Owning Your Destiny
Jenny Coupe is the VP of Revenue Marketing at ActiveCampaign, with over 25 years of experience in B2B marketing. She specializes in building demand generation programs that create predictable revenue by leveraging the power of data. Jenny has worked at several startups and larger companies like Silicon Graphics. Before joining ActiveCampaign, she was VP of Global Customer Acquisition at SOASTA, where she led the company to a successful acquisition by Akamai Technologies in 2017. She was also the Senior Director of Global Demand Generation and Marketing Operations at Tegile Systems, helping them become the fastest growing storage company in 2013. Jenny has received numerous awards, including the Top 50 Women in Revenue That You Should Know and the Top 60 Most Influential Marketing Thought Leaders. In this episode… As more companies work to develop a pro-growth culture, the shift from traditional leadership to servant leadership is crucial in building an environment where people feel…
Jul 21, 2020
Cory Levenberg is the founder of 42, Inc., an IT consulting firm focused on providing companies with strategic technology solutions. He is also a part of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, where he chairs the Accelerator Program and coaches young businesses. Cory’s most recent endeavor is building free-range artisanal enclosures for charity. Yes, we’re talking about chicken coops. In this episode… Being an entrepreneur is a rewarding yet challenging experience. While there are many alluring aspects of starting your own company, there are also significant risks involved in launching and maintaining a successful business. In this episode of The Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Cory Levenberg from 42, Inc. discusses his entrepreneurial background—from his introduction to business at just 10 years old to the ventures he’s pursued along the way. He also discusses the risks that are involved when running your own company and the uncertainty that businesses are currently facing due t…
Jul 21, 2020
Building a Culture of Care and Purpose
Shannon Adkins is a thought leader and the CEO of Future State. Future State is a women-led, women-owned, and employee-owned consulting company that guides their clients throughout their journeys of transformation. Shannon worked for startups and tech companies, as well as corporate America, got her MBA, and started a family all before returning to a company where she knew she could fully realize her roles as a mom, a volunteer, and an influential businesswoman. She became the CEO of Future State in 2015 and developed the company into a certified B-Corporation. Frankly, to call her a modern-day superwoman would be an understatement. In this episode… Research shows that people are most committed to their jobs when they work in an environment where they feel encouraged to grow. In this episode of The Next Wave Leadership Podcast, Shannon Adkins from Future State shares her leadership journey, from always knowing that she wanted to have a positive impact on women to becoming the CEO o…
Jun 26, 2020
How to Create a Growth Mindset Culture
Dov Pollack is an executive coach and leadership consultant at Next Wave Leadership, a company that provides their clients with self-reflection tools to gain clarity about their strengths and become more effective leaders. Their clients include Charles Schwab, Premier Nutrition, Slack, Sonos, Twilio, and MidPen Housing. Dov’s unique approach to coaching frees leaders from their limiting beliefs in order to create a culture where everyone thrives. In this episode… It’s shown that the best places to work are the ones where people are motivated to grow and learn with each other. Creating a work environment that nurtures collaboration and innovation is paramount to a company’s success. Dov Pollack, an executive coach and leadership consultant at Next Wave Leadership, shares his insights into reshaping the workplace in order to cultivate a growth mindset culture. In this episode of the Next Wave Leadership Podcast, John Corcoran from Rise25 Media interviews Dov about building a gr…