EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURS | Interview with Tavares Brewington

In this episode, I interview Tavares Brewington. From the streets of Miami to Ivy League School, Forbes 1000 Entrepreneur and Innovator Tavares Brewington shares his success and nationwide efforts to unlock entrepreneurial promise for youth for those who are at an economic disadvantage and seek to become the next innovator. Down to earth and results driven, Tavares is the founder of Street 2 Ivy (educational and e-commerce platform for inspiring young entrepreneurs). Street 2 Ivy raises awareness of the potential in our underserved communities and how unleashing that energy is critical to our economic and social transformation as a society. In addition to Street 2 Ivy, Tavares served as the Director of US Compliance & Global Program Management for a multinational biotech company, Assistant U.S. Attorney and also has an MBA from Cornell University and JD from Boston College and a BA from The College of the Holy Cross.

UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING COMPLEXITY | Interview with Scott Page

In this episode, I interview Scott Page. From rugged landscapes to chaos theory, join me in this mind blowing conversation with Scott Page about the important principles to grasp complexity and suss out actionable insight for innovation.

THE SEISMIC SHIFT IN LEADERSHIP | Interview with Michelle Johnston

In this episode I interview Dr. Michelle Johnston. Engaging conversation with powerhouse leadership and organizational development coach, Michelle shares her important and meaningful insights about how leaders and human beings need to make more meaningful connections with ourselves and others to help transform the work and world in which we live in.

CREATIVITY COMES FROM FRICTION | Interview with Mirko Ilic

In this episode, I interview Mirko Ilic. Born in Bosnia and raised in Croatia, Mirko began drawing comics, illustrations, books and record covers at a very young age. From drawing on his living room floor to precise illustrations on the back of his family’s dining room chairs,  Mirko honed his artistic and expressive talent by understanding how friction, the resistance that one surface or object produces, is essential to the creative process.

In this podcast, Mirko and I explore the importance of how doing and creating is thinking and how within each an everyone of us, awaits a hidden, sometimes artistic creative genius waiting to be unlocked.

INNOVATE OR EVAPORATE | Interview with Debbie Brackeen

In this episode I interview Debbie Brackeen, leading Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. We discuss how aligning strategy with innovation is critical for sustained growth and building a culture of creative and critical thinkers. We unpack not only the importance of innovation but also explore the underling conditions that ensure innovation is relevant and aligned to the overall business and its mission. Debbie is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer for CSAA Insurance Group (AAA Insurer) responsible for identifying and executing on the growth strategies, opportunities, investments and ventures that will result in $1B in new revenue over the next 10 years.

FIND A WAY | Interview with Brett Beveridge

In this episode I interview Brett Beveridge, founder/CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC). Brett is a retail expert and mega successful entrepreneur and Forbes Books author and speaker. From waiting tables to working in papaya fields and selling cell phones out of a van, you will not want to miss this podcast on what it takes to be a results-driven and can-do entrepreneur. As long as you believe in what you do, surround yourself with others who buy into your vision and mission and “are all in” on working and living the dream. Down-to-earth, funny and master story teller, Brett Beveridge is someone who you will no doubt, want to emulate on your next entrepreneurial venture.

FIND A WAY | Interview with Brett Beveridge

In this episode I interview Brett Beveridge, founder/CEO of The Revenue Optimization Companies (T-ROC). Brett is a retail expert and mega successful entrepreneur and Forbes Books author and speaker. From waiting tables to working in papaya fields and selling cell phones out of a van, you will not want to miss this podcast on what it takes to be a results-driven and can-do entrepreneur. As long as you believe in what you do, surround yourself with others who buy into your vision and mission and “are all in” on working and living the dream. Down-to-earth, funny and master story teller, Brett Beveridge is someone who you will no doubt, want to emulate on your next entrepreneurial venture.

GAINING 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS IN 30 DAYS | Interview with Brendan Kane

In this episode I interview Brendan Kane, we have a conversation about how to become an outside the box thinker, accelerate your brand or business, and gain more social influence. Brendan is an innovation strategist for Fortune 500 corporations, brands, and celebrities.

X-FACTOR: BECOMING A BILLION DOLLAR ENTREPRENEUR | Interview with Jules Pieri

In this episode I interview Jules Pieri, and gain insights on becoming an online, e-commerce juggernaut and successful investor. Jules is the co-founder and former CEO of the product launch platform The Grommet. From industrial design, to consumer products, to X factor Ventures, this is a  deep conversation about thinking, acting and becoming a top innovator in your field.

THE HEART OF INNOVATION | Interview with David Kelley

In this episode I interview David Kelley. We discuss the future of innovation and the importance of cultivating creative confidence in context of building more competitive and fun organizations. David is the CEO of IDEO, one of the worlds leading product design groups, as well as founder of the Stanford d.school.

LEADING WITH GRATITUDE | Interview with Chester Elton

In this episode I interview Chester Elton, Leadership Guru and bestselling author. Often these days, businesses look for leaders who are powerful, decisive and action-oriented and while all of these qualities are very important, probably the single most important leadership characteristic is from leaders who lead from the heart, express gratitude, and encourage others to do the same. Chester shares his insights, personal experiences and top tips for leading with gratitude. In his provocative, inspiring, and always-entertaining ways, Chester provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce toward higher performance.  

GRATITUDE UNPLUGGED

Andrew Pek, the Consultant’s Consultant and advisor to top leaders worldwide, shares his reflections about Season 2 Consulting Unplugged, key takeaways and a preview of an exciting new line up for Season 3 that you will not want to miss.

BECOMING A SOCIAL MEDIA MAGNATE | Interview with Ben Lee

In this episode I interview Ben Lee, Tech-Savvy Developer and Social Media Magnate. Dubbed “Mr. Ideas” by none other than Tony Robbins, Ben is an expert problem-solver who takes nascent product ideas to market and to devised solutions that solve commercial and technical problems. 

ÜBER CUSTOMER INNOVATOR | Interview with Ulrik Nehammer

In this episode I interview Ulrik Nehammer, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Salesforce. A conversation with former globe trotting, top Sales Force Executive and once CEO of Coca Cola Europe/Asia Pacific about all things creative, innovative and leadership.

REAL-WORLD WUNDERKIND | Interview with Max Rome

In this episode I interview Max Rome, where he shares inspiring insights as a young entrepreneur and creator of Parkaroo app. Parkaroo was founded and coded by a fifteen-year-old high school student, Max Rome. He was frustrated with the time it took his family to find parking in NYC. Drivers in NYC spend on average 107 hours a year looking for parking and the only alternative is to spend $7-10K a year for a garage. Parkaroo solves this problem. 

NEVER. GIVE. UP. | Interview with Manny Khoshbin

In this episode I interview Manny Khoshbin, real estate tycoon. Hear some lessons from the self-made multi-millionaire whose motto “never. give. up.” will inspire you to follow your passion, stay true to your purpose and believe in your ability to live a rich and independent life. 

QUINTESSENTIAL CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER | Interview with Vanessa Colella

In this episode I interview Vanessa Colella, Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer. Listen to Vanessa’s insights and inspirational perspectives on the role of a chief innovation officer and how to use social, business and technological systems combined to drive customer excellence. Vanessa leads the Citi Ventures and Citi Productivity teams. Her goal is to accelerate and discover new sources of value by championing innovation so that Citi can compete more effectively in a world of technological, behavioral, and societal change. 

REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE SMART | Interview with Daniel Goleman

In this episode I interview Daniel Goleman. We have an in depth conversation about all things emotional and social Intelligence and some of the challenges that leaders face in todays world.

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on  topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.

UNLOCKING HUMAN PROMISE | Interview with Jim Hackett

In this episode I interview Jim Hackett, special advisor to Ford Motor Company and retired as Ford President and CEO. From cutting edge technology to the future of the workplace, hear insights from one of the top, most innovative CEOs in the world, Jim Hackett. Under Jim’s leadership, Ford moved aggressively into the new era of smart and electric vehicles and drove a deeper focus on user – centered design methods.  At the same time, Ford improved the fitness of the base business – restructuring operations, invigorating the product portfolio and reducing bureaucracy.

NATIONAL THOUGHT LEADER | Interview with Dr. Michael A. Baston

In this episode I interview Michael Baston, national thought leader. Michael, or Dr. B, has a large part in amplifying the role community colleges play in redefining educational success, leading diversity, equity, inclusion campus-wide reform efforts, and developing executive leadership teams. He has led Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York, as its president since 2017. Michael is also a contributing author to Race, Education, and Reintegrating Formerly Incarcerated Citizens, and the Handbook for Student Affairs in Community Colleges. 

FIRST LADY OF HAPPINESS | Interview with Cathy Greenberg

In this episode I interview Cathy Greenberg, former Managing Partner for a CSC and later was a Managing Partner with Accenture. In this episode, Cathy goes deep into understanding dynamics of building successful, consultative relationships through chemistry, capacity and capability. Provocative and inspiring, her insights stem from a combination of her early work as well as later work with top executives. Cathy is the perfect blend of high powered consulting, motivational speaking and best selling author who knows what makes people tick and how to maximize what people have to offer in work and in life. 

THE MOST EFFECTIVE ASSOCIATION LOBBYIST | Interview with Gene Barr

In this episode I interview Gene Barr, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business Industry. Gene has more than 40 years of experience in politics, government affairs, and business operations including work with BP America, Associated Petroleum Industries of PA, and the law firm of McNees Wallace & Nurick. He is a member of the boards of both the US Chamber and Council of State Chambers, the board of the United Way of the Capital Region, a board member and past chair of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg and a number of other groups. He also co-chairs the Keystone Workforce Command Center at the request of Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf.

DATA AS EVIDENCE | Interview with Joel Shapiro

In this episode I interview Joel Shapiro, data analytics leader. Joel is an expert on helping organizations generate business value using data analytics. He consults on how to scale enterprise-wide analytics expertise and develop profitable analytics investments and strategies.

BECOMING A SAGE CONSULTANT | Interview with Kevin Cashman

In this episode I interview Kevin Cashman, global thought leader, CEO Coach and best-selling author. As a CEO Advisor, Kevin shares the lessons he has learned on the way to becoming a respected, sage consultant. Kevin was the pioneer of “grow the whole person to grow the whole leader” approach to transformative enterprise leadership. Kevin is the founder of LeaderSource Ltd, and the Chief Executive Institute ®  recognized as one of the top three enterprise leadership development programs globally. In 2006, LeaderSource was acquired by Korn Ferry, where Kevin is now Global Leader of CEO and Executive Development across 130 offices internationally that touch the lives of 100,000+ leaders monthly.

UPPING YOUR ELVIS | Interview with Chris Baréz-Brown

In this episode I interview Chris Baréz-Brown, Author, Speaker, and Founder of Talk It Out & Upping Your Elvis. Chris is dedicated to helping others uncover their natural genius. He helps people to get their energy right every day to achieve more through their own talents, figure out how to be extraordinary, and to drive bottom line results. 

PURSUING YOUR PASSIONS | Interview with Patty Aubery

In this episode I interview Patty Aubery, President of The Canfield Training Group & Bestselling Author. Patty is the secret behind the growth of the publishing industry’s first billion dollar brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul. As President of The Canfield Training Group, she has trained thousands of individuals in 108 countries around the world. Not to mention her status as #1 NY Times Bestseller, Patty is always looking to share her vast expertise, especially to women entrepreneurs. 

LIFEOLOGY | Interview with James Miller

In this episode I interview James Miller, Licensed Psychotherapist & Radio Show Host. As a well known licensed psychotherapist and sought after mentor, James Miller has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. In this engaging episode, James Miller shares how our thoughts and behaviors shape the way people live their lives and achieve success and happiness.

LAW OF ATTRACTION | Interview with Bob Doyle

In this episode I interview Bob Doyle, Law of Attraction Teacher. Bob is best known for the movie The Secret, which he was featured in. He is an expert teacher, who strongly believes in presenting the Law Of Attraction in a clear and scientific manner, Bob prioritizes the significance of creative self-expression, passion, and purpose. 

Episode 10: Siwat Siengsanaoh

Co-Founder of Recoup Beverage

In this episode, Siwat Siengsanaoh, co-founder of Recoup Beverage, talks about his experience with health and how it lead him to create his company.

Episode 9: Devin Burke

Keynote Speaker, Author, & Sleep and Performance Coach

Listen to Devin’s expertise on ways you can prioritize sleep so that you feel more fresh, alive, and energetic every single day.

Episode 8 (Part 2): Emily Pek & Michael Robinson

Frayed Knot Farm & Rust Belt Riders

Listen to the second half of this two part series as I speak with entrepreneurs Emily Pek & Michael Robinson. Emily Pek started Frayed Knot Farm to focus on regenerative farming and Michael Robinson founded Rust Belt Riders, a company that helps local businesses and residents to compost easily and affordably.

Episode 8 (Part 1): Emily Pek & Michael Robinson

Frayed Knot Farm & Rust Belt Riders

Listen to this two part series as I speak with entrepreneurs Emily Pek & Michael Robinson. Emily Pek started Frayed Knot Farm to focus on regenerative farming and Michael Robinson founded Rust Belt Riders, a company that helps local businesses and residents to compost easily and affordably.

Episode 7: Bradie Speller

Director, Change Management & Communications at UPS

From being an accomplished jazz musician to a change management guru, in this episode, you will learn about how Bradie Speller brings both discipline and improvisational skill to enact positive, organizational change.

Episode 6: Ernest Delatorre

Founder & Principal Designer at De La Torre Design Studio

De la Torre founded his eponymous design studio in 2001 and has since been transforming distinguished homes ever since.  Now an award-winning designer, his work is featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful and Luxe magazine.

Episode 5: Clive Meanwell

Founder of The Medicines Company

Tips and tradecraft around developing a purpose driven organization and effective ways to innovate and collaborate with consulting organizations.

Episode 4: Larry Keeley

Founder & CEO of Doblin Consulting (A Deloitte Company)

Straight from the “innovation surgeon general’s” mouth you will experience a provocative clinic on what it takes to be an innovative company and become aware of the shallow practices that limit a given organization’s quest to become a more disciplined innovator.

Bonus: Leadership Development News

w/ Cathy Greenberg & Relly Nadler

Best selling authors, Cathy Greenberg and Relly Nadler sit down with Andrew Pek, to talk about all things consulting, creative and being unplugged!

Episode 3: Yaarit Silverstone

Senior Managing Director of Accenture

In this episode, you will hear from Yaarit Silverstone, one of Accenture’s top movers, shakers, and luminaries on people transformation and talent management. Yaarit discusses how to become a capable consultant and how it’s not for the feint hearted.

Episode 2: Jeff Semenchuk

SVP & Chief Innovation Officer at Blue Shield of California

In this episode, you will hear from Jeff Semenchuk, a dyed-in-the-wool, “innovation guru” who has helped transform many companies, including Pfizer, Citi Group, and now is helping companies like Blue Shield of California lead the way toward revolutionizing the healthcare industry.

Episode 1: David Dotlich

President and Senior Partner at Korn Ferry & Best Selling Author

In this episode, you will hear from one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership and the gritty details on what it is really like to advise some of the most influential CEOs and why it matters so much.

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