From Teacher to Unexpected CEO
November 15, 2016
Hosted by Jeff Smith
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an Executive or even the CEO? Do you wonder if your organization can achieve amazing growth? Who are your key relationships and how are they helping you grow? Are you curious about a CEO’s leadership lessons? This week on Voltcast Illuminating Leadership we will be interviewing Jonathan Hagmaier who went from being a teacher to starting a software company that provided educational solutions. He grew the company to almost 100 employees before selling the company in February of 2016. We will be discussing his journey, how he created the Small Business of the Year in Virginia, why values and relationships matter so much to him and leadership lessons he learned along the way. Jon was also named Entrepreneur of the year and his story will be sure to inspire you and others. We look forward to sharing his story and leadership thoughts with you on Illuminating Leadership.
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Great leaders multiply their vision into results that far exceed the resources they start with. Through interviews and discussions, Jeff Smith explores leadership issues and illuminates action points and perspectives to help teams in any industry. Jeff talks with experts who study these issues and shares some of his own wisdom from years as an executive leader and executive coach.
The show covers issues that are impacting real teams right now. These include mindfulness in leadership, shaping the right corporate culture and other tips and tools for leaders and teams.
Jeff Smith is a leadership multiplier. He helps leaders develop their potential and apply their talents to meet their goals. His passion for this work led him to found Voltage Leadership Consulting in 2011, where he and his partners have guided thousands of individuals and teams to excellence.
Like many of the executives he coaches, Jeff balances his work, family time with his wife and four children, and training for marathons. He uses a collaborative approach with his clients to help them pinpoint their vision for their professional and personal lives and make it reality.
Jeff draws on more than twenty-five years of experience as an executive in human resources and operations with both profit and nonprofit organizations. His expertise includes organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development, and recruiting.
Jeff graduated cum laude with a BBA from James Madison University in management and history. He also holds a MA from George Washington University in Human Resource Development. Additionally, Jeff graduated from Georgetown University with an Executive Coaching and Leadership Certificate and became a Fellow of the Advisory Board in 2006. He earned his Professional Coach Certification through the International Coaching Federation.