The Roller Coaster Reality of Complex Transformations

February 7, 2017
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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As we listen to leaders talk about their transformation success - it sounds as if they created a plan, executed on the plan and declared victory. In working with large complex change, this is rarely true. Things happen that derail the project such as acquisitions, divestitures, and market changes. The test of a successful leader is how he or she responds to the changes that happen and pivots to revise the strategy for success and implements these changes. Two seasoned experts answer the following questions and share their experiences: 1. You have both led successful transformations across multiple sectors and industries, what challenges that came up for you and how you responded? Let's start with a change you didn't anticipate? 2. How did you manage the people who were living through uncertainty - in some cases worried about losing jobs and their families financial security? 3. Did you see any common themes?

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The world is changing dramatically and will continue to change over the next generation. Effective leadership has a significant impact on how these changes play out in our world. Leadership matters and it is a core responsibility of current and future leaders to become better educated about the challenges they face and also about how to become more effective at leading in a time of significant disruption.

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Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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Brian Ahearn, is a Senior Sales Consultant who specializes in applying influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® designation. This specialization in the psychology of persuasion was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist in the world when it comes to the science of ethical persuasion. Brian provides persuasion training targeted at sales and customer service improvements. A cum laude graduate of Miami University, Brian has been in the insurance industry for nearly 30 years and a part of the State Auto Insurance Group since 1990. Brian writes a weekly blog called Influence PEOPLE which has readers in 200 countries. Influence PEOPLE was named one of the Top 30 Psychology Blogs of 2012 by the Online Psychology Degree Guide. View Guest page

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Farah Amir


Farah is the Executive Director of Georgia Council for International Visitors. She is the daughter of two first generation immigrant parents. Her upbringing inspired her to transition from a successful corporate job into a role that aligned with her passion of promoting global fluency and citizen diplomacy.
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GCIV is a member of Global Ties U.S. as the National Council for International Visitors. Global Ties U.S. has the mission is to promote excellence in citizen diplomacy. View Guest page

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Julie Anixter

Julie Anixter is the Co-founder and Executive Editor of Innovation Excellence. She is known for her passion and ability to bring big ideas to big audiences, and her hybrid capabilities as a leader, experience designer, educator and practicing innovator. She is the co-author of four books, and a frequent industry speaker. She has 25 years of global experience collaborating with world-class brands and designers using strategy and innovation to launch new products, services and business models. She has experience in almost every facet of the design discipline and has served as Chief Learning Officer, RELEVENTS, Executive VP Marketing, ESI Design; CMO, Brandimage Desgrippes-Laga, Chief Innovation Officer, Maga Design, Managing Director, Tom Peters Company, and principal in her own consulting company, Think Remarkable. She has also served in executive leadership roles in two Fortune 500 companies, Equity Office Properties and Anixter International. View Guest page

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David Annunziata


David Annunziata is Vice President of Federal Solutions for Performance Assessment Network, a PSI business, is a leading HR Technology organization that supports federal, commercial and educational entities with the selection, development and promotion of their personnel.
He developed and led PAN’s federal group for over 12 years and has established himself has a thought leader and industry expert. David is located in the Washington, DC area.
David has supported and worked closely with: • Federal Bureau of Investigation • Customs and Border Protection • Transportation Security Administration • Internal Revenue Service • Office of Personnel Management, and others View Guest page

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Jeff Baker


Jeff is a seasoned leader with 20 years of expertise in marketing strategy, new product development, consumer insights and innovation. In his current role he heads the Market Insights function at NetJets, the world’s largest private jet aviation company.
Jeff also the founder of The IGI Group, a boutique consulting firm focusing on Market Research & Insight, and Innovation Management.
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Jeff is a recognized thought leader, with proven experience partnering with executives to help their companies develop new organizational competencies and implement innovative, game-changing strategies. View Guest page

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Amy Barnes


Dr. Amy Barnes is a faculty member at Ohio State University in the College of Education and Human Ecology and coordinator of undergraduate leadership and service-learning courses for the Educational Studies department.
She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership development, group dynamics, case analysis, and critical perspectives of leadership. Her research and teaching interests include critical pedagogy, curriculum development, organizational culture and group processes, transformative learning, and how all of those areas of study relate to student leadership development.
Amy has consulted on leadership and organizational development locally, nationally, and internationally since 2005. She is also the co-author of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for College Students - Winner of the International Book Award as Best College Guide! View Guest page

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Robert Bell


Robert Bell is co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum, where he heads its research, analysis and content development activities. He directs the multi-stage analysis of communities for the annual Intelligent Community Awards program and authors the in-depth profiles of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities that are core to ICF's mission. Robert developed and leads the Intelligent Community Master Class and Community Accelerator programs, as well as ICF's advisory services for communities, and is a frequent speaker at municipal and telecom events View Guest page

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Kathleen Bergen

Kathleen is Technology Managing Director at a global consulting firm. She brings 27 years of technology and business integration experience including 19-years of Global IT Transformation and Operations. She has a passion for leadership and Innovation. During her consulting career, Bergen has held several executive leadership positions working across multiple industries and domains including Financial Services, Utilities, Life Sciences, and Health and Public Services. As an electrical engineer, she is adept at lateral thinking with a resolve on business outcomes in a dynamic environment. She brings passion and energy to every solution and is decisive while incorporating diversity and collective analytical inputs. Her broad experience includes working with Fortune 500 companies to design strategies, develop organizational structures, and implement global delivery programs. She is a contributing author for the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Implementing Analytics Programs. View Guest page

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Dr. Bob Boggs


Dr. Bob Boggs is a retired Brigadier General who served for 41 years. He held numerous leadership positions including Chief of Staff and Deputy Assistant Adjutant General of the Ohio Air National Guard supporting over 5,000 Airmen. First recipient of the Brigadier Robert L. Boggs Honored Feathers of Wisdom Leadership Award.
He is the author of two books: Honored Feathers of Wisdom: Attributes for Personal and The Illuminated Leader: How Leaders Transform People, Cultures and Organizations. He is an adjunct professor and mentor at universities in the US. View Guest page

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Aldo Boitano


Aldo brings 25 years of experience in top management, marketing and sales positions with a strong leadership and team work emphasis. He received a Bachelor and Masters in Engineering in December 1992 and an MBA in December 2006. Broad International experience and very successful work in various fields.
He is the Executive Director of Executive Development (ED) providing world-class tailor made in-company training and consulting with top professors from the most prestigious Business Schools with exemplary and relevant methodologies that create measurable impact at organizations. Based in Santiago, Chile has an office in Bogota, Colombia. Look at www.executivedev.com for more info.
He is also a board member of The International Leadership Association (ILA), the global network for all those who practice, study, and teach leadership. The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide. View Guest page

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Juana Bordas


Juana is the author of the best-selling book “Salsa, Soul and Spirit – Leadership for a Multicultural Age” winner of the 2008 International Latino Book Award for leadership. The book is used in over 75 US Universities. “The Power of Latino Leadership” received the Nautilus Prize for best multicultural book and the 2014 International Latino Book Award for leadership. In 2015 she was a contributor to a new edition of Peter Drucker’s “Five Most Important Questions.”
Juana is founding President of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She was the first Latina faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership, served as trustee of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, and the International Leadership Association. She was initiated into the Colorado Women’s Hall of fame and selected a Wise Woman by the National Women’s Policy Institute. In 2009 she was named Colorado’s Unique Woman of the Year by the Denver Post and the Women’s Foundation. View Guest page

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Ajay Bramdeo


Ajay Bramdeo is the African Union Ambassador to the European Union. In his current position as the AU Ambassador to the EU, Bramdeo is working to overcome the historical legacy of relations between Africa and Europe to establish more mutually beneficial exchanges between the two continents, particularly, in recent years, in terms of mitigation. He is also engaged in ensuring that Africa’s voice carries weight within larger global systems for governance such as the United Nations and global conversations around peace and security. View Guest page

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Dr. Jennifer Brandt


Dr. Jen Brandt is leading the effort to provide veterinary professionals with the communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills essential to quality veterinary care, veterinary career success, and life satisfaction. Her professional coaching, consultation and interpersonal skills training offer applied learning opportunities to increase self-awareness, improve wellness and resilience, resolve conflict, and enhance veterinary team communication.
Dr. Brandt is a nationally and internationally acclaimed guest lecturer at veterinary colleges and conferences and has served as a master trainer and facilitator for the Institute for Healthcare Communication since 2003. She began working with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and currently serves as the Director of CVM Counseling and Consultation Services. View Guest page

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James Brenza


James Brenza is an Information Technology and analytics leader with 20 years of diversified experience and success in delivering analytical, functionally rich, complex solutions. He is a hands-on leader who carefully balances strategic planning, business communications and technical delivery. He has extensive experience with motivating mixed-shore teams to deliver high quality, flexible results. James’ academic foundation includes 3 degrees: Information Technology, Finance and an MBA. He complemented his technical skills with a Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Qualification and PMP certifications. He applies that foundation to solving problems in banking, insurance, retail, distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and public service (mostly Fortune 50 companies). He led analytic programs that have paid for themselves upon implementation and delivered first year ROI’s in excess of 10,000%. He has also been involved in the start-up community by serving on advisory boards and as CDO. View Guest page

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Scott Caine

Scott is a results-oriented, high-energy executive with over 24 years of strategic, marketing and sales experience in domestic and international arenas. He has a proven track record of organizational growth, and skilled at enterprise planning and organizational development, business team leadership, marketing research and analysis, business modeling and strategy, product development and new product design and delivery, and the integration of diverse resources and technologies. For the past four years he has served as the CEO of GroundWork group (GWg). Its mission is to strengthen the ability of other nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions by providing affordable, efficient and scalable technology solutions. GWg is a nonprofit social enterprise, which means that it achieves its mission more sustainably by using a fee for service model with its members. As a Social Enterprise, GWg offers Technology, Information Management, and Education services to nonprofits. View Guest page

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Susan Cannon


Susan Cannon, PhD, interdisciplinary scholar-practitioner and futurist brings 25+ years to innovation, learning, and change in human systems. Currently a certified integral master coach/consultant, Vollett Executive Coaching and Evolucent Consulting; adjunct professor Organizational Development and Leadership, Fielding Graduate University; and pioneer in women’s integral leadership development, Kore Evolution. Work history includes engineering/senior executive positions, and patents. B.S. Engineering Physics, Texas Tech University; M.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University; Ph.D. Integral Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies. View Guest page

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Hugh Cathey


Hugh has 20+ years of senior leadership in managing all corporate functions, while guiding rapid revenue growth in the companies he has led. Since forming Columbus-Partners in 2003, He has implemented strategies with clients ranging in size from $1 - $150M in annual revenue. Clients are in several industry sectors; marketing services, healthcare, manufacturing, IT, and software. He has completed M&A activities for these companies as well as raising capital for growth.
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Dr. John C. Cavanaugh


Dr. John C. Cavanaugh is President and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and as president of the University of West Florida. John is a leader in higher education policy and innovation, as well as in innovative uses of technology. He has led statutory and regulatory reform of higher education, and shaped the national discussions of quality assurance and accreditation. View Guest page

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Chris Cebollero


Chris Cebollero is a nationally recognized Emergency Medical Services leader, best-selling author, and advocate. Chris is a member of the Forbes Coaching Council and available for speaking, coaching and mentoring. Currently Chris is the Senior Partner for Cebollero & Associates, a medical consulting firm, assisting organizations in meeting the challenges of tomorrow. Cebollero is a member of the EMS1 Editorial Advisory Board.. View Guest page

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Cynthia Cherrey


Cynthia Cherrey, President and CEO of the International Leadership Association (ILA), a global network of leadership scholars, educators, and practitioners. Previously, Cynthia served as Vice President and Lecturer in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She publishes in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and higher education including co-authoring Systemic Leadership: Enriching the Meaning of our Work, co-editing ILA’s Building Leadership Bridges book series, and her most recent publication is Women and Leadership around the World (co-editor). She is a Fellow at the World Business Academy and a recipient of a J.W. Fulbright Scholarship.
Cynthia’s interests and research explore new ways to live, work, and lead in a knowledge driven, interdependent, global society. She consults and speaks to for-profit and non-profit organizations around the world on leadership and organizational change View Guest page

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David Chrislip


For more than 40 years, David Chrislip has been helping people enhance their leadership capacities and collaboratively create visions and strategies for their organizations and communities. The broader purpose of his work is to build civil society. His work, both nationally and internationally, focuses on three areas: civic leadership development, collaboratively addressing complex community issues, and organizational strategy and development. View Guest page

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Ana Cláudia Gonçalves

Anna Claudia Goncalves has more than 22 years of experience in multinational companies as a proven executive in international environments with a profound knowledge of strategy, transformation and coaching. She has served in executive positions in 10 countries as Portugal, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Angola, China, Mexico and the United States As a CEO, she managed an annual budget and production of services equivalent to more than 1,000 FTE (more than 1.8 Million hours a year) taking the responsibility for the implementation of the Technology & Operations Model of the Santander Group in the Mexican Unit, and serving other IT Group Units in Spain, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico and the USA. As Managing Director, she launched the Global Services Hub in Mexico, providing a specialized high value offers with main focus in American region, serving USA/Puerto Rico, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. View Guest page

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Jennifer Clinton


Jennifer Clinton has devoted her career to the fields of international education and business because of a deep passion for bridging cultures, people, and ideas. Jennifer is most known for developing and implementing strategic direction for organizations and loves helping individuals and non-profits realize their full potential.
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Christopher Cooke

Christopher Cooke: (MSc. B.A. FellowRSA) Is the founder and a lead consultant for 5 deep. He is an international senior manager, consultant, coach, confidante, counsellor, therapist, trainer and qualified engineer, with over 28 years’ experience in pioneering and supporting personal and organizational change. He is focused on the release of latent human capacities to navigate gracefully through complexity, innovation and change. Christopher has become a leading figure in the practical demonstration of The Graves Technology, Spiral Dynamics, and Integral Theory since 1997. His commitment and focus has seen application in as many contexts as possible. View Guest page

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Sheila Cooke

Sheila Cooke (MBA, B.A.) is a Director and lead consultant for 5 Deep. With over 20 years experience in leading international business, Sheila specializes as a designer and trainer of virtual and face-to-face collaboration processes that build resilience and adaptability within organizations to lead through complexity, by building capacity for self-organization. She leads Land and Livestock Management for Life (an operating division within 5Deep) which is part of the Savory Institute Network. View Guest page

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Chris Cooper


Chris has 25 years of multi-functional business experience, working with global brands to board level as well as supporting and founding several entrepreneurial ventures. Chris and team today elevate business performance by developing engaging leaders and engaged teams that get the important things done for organisations typically in the hospitality, insurance, healthcare, financial, professional services and University sectors. He has hosted over 250 episodes of the 'Business Elevation Show' on Voice America, building a massive network of global connections and an audience in over 50 countries. He speaks at events on topics such as 'Engagement Starts With You' and his book 'The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House USA'. Chris is a fellow and former Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK. For more information on Chris Cooper Business Elevation www.chriscooper.co.uk. View Guest page

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Rick Crossland


Rick Crossland, an internationally known expert and thought leader on A Player talent. He works with organizations across the country to transform good companies into great companies with his unique A Player approach. His innovative approach to developing and validating A Players has been published on leading business sites such as Inc.com, Fortune.com, Entrepreneur.com and many others. View Guest page

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Jodi Curran


JODI is currently Senior Director of Customer Support and SaaS Operations at Astute Solutions. She is responsible for leading and managing global support and operations teams at Astute, a SaaS company specializing in the development of cutting edge technologies that transform the customer care marketplace. Software products that she supports include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Social Media Monitoring, Web Self-Service, and Knowledge Management tools. Jodi has more than 11 years combined management experience. She has a tactical management style focused on building strong customer relationships through employee development and effective business process creation. View Guest page

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Rattan D'Souza


Rattan is the founder and President of the Inrica Group, a Management Consulting firm that provides advisory services in Strategy, Global Business & Market Development. Service offerings include Strategy Formulation & Implementation, Organizational Transformation, Market Analysis, M&A Advisory and Program Management. Inrica has delivered projects in the USA, Europe, Africa & Asia. Rattan’s sector expertise includes Renewable Energy, Oil and Gas, Metals, Manufacturing & Construction. He has been a speaker at several industry events. He has held executive roles in Strategy, Corporate Development & Business Development in a large multinational. His prior career includes roles with a leading global consulting firm and in the Chemicals industry. He has an MBA from Ohio State University, a Masters in Chemical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo and a BS from the National Institute of Technology, India. He is on the Board of the Greater Columbus Sister Cities & can be reached at info@inrica.com View Guest page

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JJ DiGeronimo


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James Drinkwater


James advises on European green building law and policy for the network of over 30 national Green Building Councils and their 5,000 company members around Europe; coordinating their work with governments and major partners, as well as WorldGBC’s global advocacy work. A large part of his role is advising on and coordinating global and European political engagements in the green building arena, recently including UNEP’s 10 Year Framework Programme on Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNFCCC Technical Experts Meetings and the European Commission’s Resource Efficient Buildings project. He also co-leads WorldGBC’s flagship EU Horizon 2020 project ‘BUILD UPON’; a multi-stakeholder dialogue involving over 1,000 key stakeholders across 13 European countries on the framework for scaling-up deep energy efficient building renovation. He has a Masters from the University of Cambridge, and a background in corporate and finance law. View Guest page

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Dave DuBose


Dave is a senior supply chain professional with strong cross-industry experience including retail, consumer products, resources and high-tech as well as global experience in Europe, the Mideast and Asia. He delivers innovative results and has the ability to translate business strategy into operating strategy and tactics. He has expertise in end-to-end business operations and in deploying business solutions from concept through implementation. View Guest page

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Robert Falcone, M.D.


As CEO of the Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates including the Central Ohio Trauma System, Dr. Robert Falcone works with Central Ohio Physicians and coalitions to champion tangible improvements in community health. He most recently served as Vice President of Population Health with the Ohio Hospital Association, Chief of Staff of the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Chief of Staff of the Chalmers P Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, and Acting Chief of Staff for the Jesse Brown VAMC. Prior to joining the VHA, he was President and COO for Grant Medical Center a 640 bed urban teaching Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center in Columbus Ohio. His clinical background is in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care.
A magna cum laude graduate of Kent State University, Dr. Falcone received his medical degree cum laude from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Riverside Methodist Hospitals. View Guest page

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Mike Figliuolo


Mike is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC. He and his team train senior executives at leading companies on topics of leadership, strategy, communications, and innovation. A highly sought-after speaker and trainer, Mike has delivered his message to thousands of executives and leaders through keynote presentations, classroom instruction, and personal coaching. He is the author of two books – One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership and Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results. View Guest page

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Marc Gafni


Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.
He holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. He has been a guest editor of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice on issues of integral spirituality, and a faculty member of JFK University.
He is the co-founder, together with stellar group of thought leader and social innovators, of The Center for Integral Wisdom, a leading activist think tank dedicated to articulating a practical politics of love, and to catalyzing an emergent personal and global vision of ethics, Eros and meaning. Barbara Marx Hubbard serves as co-chair of the Center. View Guest page

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Joe Gallo


Joe Gallo is the President and Chief Operating Officer at The Dispatch Printing Company. He is a high energy accomplished leader with the quantifiable proven achievements in strategic planning at the enterprise level. He aligns business objectives with customer needs resulting in efficient, high performing teams, producing predictable results.
Joe has entered a range of industries over the course of his career that are in the process of change. His wisdom and insight along with years of transformation skills enable him to position companies within high change industries for success. View Guest page

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Charles Gehring

Charles W. Gehring is President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeCare Alliance. LifeCare Alliance, which was founded in 1898 as the Instructive District Nursing Association, is one of Central Ohio’s oldest and largest not-for-profit organizations, with annual revenues of $19 million and 230 employees. LifeCare Alliance’s mission is to provide health and nutrition services to those in need in Central Ohio. For each senior or chronically ill individual who remains independent and in their own home through the services of LifeCare Alliance, the taxpayers of Ohio save over $62,000 per year. Gehring has completed four key mergers, along with numerous program assumptions, adding to the services offered to the Central Ohio Community. In all cases, LifeCare Alliance has expanded services to serve more clients with much less cost. LifeCare Alliance has also initiated social entrepreneurial ventures to prevent client waiting lists and offset reductions in traditional funding. View Guest page

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William A. (Bill) Gentry Ph.D


William A. (Bill) Gentry Ph.D. is currently the Director of Leadership Insights and Analytics, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). He trains CCL's Maximizing your Leadership Potential and Assessment Certification Workshop programs. In addition, Bill is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities. His research interests are in multisource (360) research, first-time managers and new leaders, leader character and integrity, mentoring, derailment, organizational politics and political skill, communication, and empathy.
He also recently published the book, “Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For: A Guide for New Leaders,” a compilation of actionable lessons he’s learned firsthand and through his work training top execs which provides a six-step plan for new managers on how to “flip the script” to be a better boss. View Guest page

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Paul Gibbons

Paul writes at the nexus of Science and Leadership/ Philosophy and Business with 30 years business experience, including investment banking, consulting, entrepreneurship, and university teaching. His consulting practice specializes in leading change, and changing culture.
The Science of Successful Organizational Change: How Leaders Set Strategy, Change Behavior, and Create Agile Cultures is now available from online booksellers. In bookstores from June 10th 2015.
The book proposes that leading change is too important to be left to specialists, and that we want to euthanize change management and replace it with change leadership (and change agile organizations).
To do that we need a sound, scientific understanding of people, but most of the ideas used to lead people are based on fads, pop psychology, myths, pseudoscience, or unproven management models. 21st century research provides us with some new ideas to replace the old. View Guest page

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Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black is the Co-Founder of Thoughtful Org Partners, a consultancy specializing in transitioning companies from traditional management hierarchies to adaptive organizational models, like Holacracy. Prior to Thoughtful Org, Alexis spent three years at Zappos.com leading College Recruiting, Holacracy Implementation, and Diversity initiatives. At Zappos Alexis leveraged her background in education, training, and talent to build a force of over 80 internal Holacracy facilitators and advocates to lead the implementation of Holacracy across the company. Alexis graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Biology, and spent five years with the national nonprofit, Teach For America. In 2012 Alexis ran a campaign and was elected to represent Congressional District 1 on the Nevada State Board of Education where she served for two and a half years. Alexis lives in the Bay Area where she remains passionate about making the world a more awesome and equitable place. View Guest page

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Belinda Gore, PhD


Belinda Gore, Ph.D., is a psychologist, coach and experienced teacher with skill in supporting high-level learning and personal development. As a senior faculty with the Deep Coaching Institute, she uses the Enneagram system along with thirty years' experience in facilitating change to help coaches, therapists, and leadership consultants learn to embody deep level transformation though the practice of Presence. While specific tools may assist them in their work, it is their very presence that most often initiates the extraordinary shifts in consciousness — in individuals and in organizations— that create deep change. In keeping with her commitment to the Enneagram as a versatile tool for personal and professional development she accepted a position on the Board of Directors of the International Enneagram Association.
Belinda played a key role in defining the Innovative Leadership Framework. View Guest page

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Rebeca Gyumi


Rebeca is a Founder and Director at Msichana Initiative, a local NGO which aims to empower girl child through education and address key challenges which limit girl right to education.
Rebeca is involved in different campaign and social charities as a volunteer and ambassador, advocating for safe schools and quality education to Tanzanian students. She works to achieve a changed society where citizens are involved in creating solutions for their own pressing problems.
In Nov, 2013, she was selected by US embassy Tanzania under US Department of state to attend International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) for youth with leadership potential.
Her passion to end child marriages in Tanzania In July 2016 she put a petition at Tanzania High Court ruled that the Marriage Act – which allowed girls as young as 14 to be married – was unconstitutional.
She later won United Nations Global Goals Awards in social change category due to efforts in ending child marriages in Tanzania. View Guest page

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Mike Hardy


Professor Mike Hardy CMG OBE FRSA is a founding and Executive Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, UK.
After a distinguished career, he returned to the academic world in 2011 as Professor of Intercultural Relations at Coventry University. Mike is active with UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations; he is currently lead advisor to the World Forum for Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, the World Peace Forum in Indonesia and directs the RISING Global Peace Forum at Coventry. Professor Hardy has been twice honoured, awarded the OBE in 2001 for his peace-building work in the Middle East, and appointed a Companion of Honour of St Michael and St George in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, June 2010, for his work internationally in Intercultural Dialogue. Mike is a trustee of 3FF the leading interfaith charity in the UK and a board director of the US-based International Leadership Association. View Guest page

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Yasmine Hasnaoiu


Yasmine is a PhD researcher on conflict resolution, Sahara conflict, She is the President of the Advisory Council for International Associations at Global Ties US and Board Member of the Moroccan Institute for International Relations. She participated at United Nations sessions about the Sahara Conflict. She is the recipient of the USAID Award for promoting the Moroccan Culture in US Universities.
She has accumulated over 13 years of professional experience in the fields of Communication, Education, International Cooperation and Civil Society during which she established a portfolio of contacts both on a national and international level. View Guest page

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Ron Heifetz, PhD


Ronald Heifetz founded the Center for Public Leadership and is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. Ron is a sought-after speaker and advises heads of governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. He co-developed the adaptive leadership framework.
His best-selling Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World are go-to guides for organizations and societies looking to build their adaptive leadership capacity — something that extends into his work as a consultant and co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates. Leadership Without Easy Answers, his first book, is widely used in introductory leadership classrooms and Heifetz's own courses at Harvard Kennedy School. View Guest page

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Gill Robinson Hickman


Gill Robinson Hickman is Professor of Leadership Studies Emerita at Jepson School of Leadership studies and winner of the 2016 ILA lifetime achievement award. Compelling common purpose would be three words at the core of Gill’s institution building work in leadership studies, her life and her research. As one of the inaugural faculty members of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, one of the first institutions in the world with a multidisciplinary faculty devoted to the study of leadership, Gill joined forces with her colleagues to build a leadership studies program from the ground up. She published Leading Change in Multiple Contexts which has become a standard in a field that has experienced incredible growth since those first Jepson faculty gathered with their compelling common purpose more than 20 years ago. She grew up as a black woman in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil Rights era where she experienced the power of people coming together in common cause. View Guest page

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Christoph Hinske


Being a Global Change Agent by training, Christoph has worked for the past 11 years for European and African governments, the European Union, the Church, as well as numerous NGO's, leading universities, foundations and global front-runner companies throughout South, Central and North America, Africa as well as in most of the EU. Founding his own company in 2014, he worked on the foundations of abundance driven social systems applying the insights provided by Ecosynomics. Consequently, my activities focus on social systems that outperform their peers by more than 100% on a sustainable and healthy basis. He is the co-founder of the Ecosynomic Forum, hosting invited organizations and individuals from around the world that outperform the status quo. Currently, he focuses his efforts on scaling and multiplying positive socio-economic and ecological deviance in Europe, Africa, North-, Central and South America. View Guest page

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Barbara Marx Hubbard


“There is no doubt in my mind that Barbara Marx Hubbard – who helped introduce the concept of futurism to society – is the best informed human now alive regarding futurism and the foresights it has produced.”~Buckminster Fuller.
At her heart, Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary and a social innovator. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. She realizes that the lessons of evolution teach us that problems are evolutionary drivers, and crises precede transformation, giving a new way of seeing and responding to our global situation.
She serves as the co-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Integral Wisdom along with Kate Maloney. View Guest page

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Laura Hult


Laura works as outside counsel focusing on corporate finance. She represents private equity funds financial, strategic and lifestyle companies as both buyers and seller. She structures, negotiates, and protects investment value in M&A transactions. She has represented investors and lenders at every level of the capital stack. View Guest page

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Steve Hunkler


Steve joined State Auto in August 2009 as Chief Claims Officer. He is currently responsible for all pre-loss and post-loss initiatives from a Claims, Loss Control and Premium Audit standpoint for Personal Lines, Commercial Lines and Specialty books of business. For over 30 years, Steve has held many senior leadership roles at other property and casualty insurance carriers such as Zurich, AIG, Travelers, CNA and Balboa Insurance Group. Steve is recognized nationally and in Ohio as an industry and community leader. He serves as Chairman of the Ohio Insurance Institute (2015-2017), Board Director for the Ohio Insurance Guarantee Association, Board Director of Central Ohio American Charities, Claims and Litigation Management Advisory Board member and as a Chancellor for the Claims College. He serves as Co-Chair of the Chief Claims Officer Summit (2012-2015). View Guest page

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John Jung


ICF co-founder John G. Jung originated the Intelligent Community concept and continues to serve as the Forum's leading visionary. Formerly President and CEO of Canada’s Technology Triangle in Waterloo, the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance and the Calgary Economic Development Authority, he is also a registered professional urban planner, urban designer and economic developer. He leads regular global business missions John is also the Executive Director of ICF Canada, the first in-country office established by ICF. John is a regular speaker at universities and conferences and serves as an advisor to regional and national leaders on Intelligent Community development. View Guest page

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Barbara Kellerman


Barbara Kellerman is the James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Founding Executive Director of the School’s Center for Public Leadership.
She was ranked by Forbes.com as among “Top 50 Business Thinkers” (2009) and by Leadership Excellence in top 15 of “thought leaders in management and leadership” (2008-09 and 2010-2011). In 2015 and 2016 she was ranked by Global Gurus as # 13 on the list of “World’s Top 30 Management Professionals.” In 2016 she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Leadership Association.
Kellerman has appeared often on media outlets such as CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, NPR, Reuters and BBC, and has contributed articles and reviews to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the Harvard Business Review.
Kellerman was cofounder of the International Leadership Association (ILA), and is author and editor of many books. View Guest page

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Maryanna Klatt


Maryanna Klatt is an Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine
Maryanna’s research mission is to explore mind/body interventions for the workplace that can enhance individual and community health, well-being, and functionality. She accomplishes this mission through interdisciplinary teaching, research and service.
Through her development and research of Mindfulness in Motion, a Mindfulness-Based Intervention designed for the workplace, she is able to explore the efficacy of this technique. This protocol has been licensed to an OSU start-up. View Guest page

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Tamara Kleinberg


From being part of the elite group of TED speakers to completing three Tough Mudders(and counting) Tamara’s life is about breaking through the status quo for game-changing results –and that’s what her audiences learn how to do too! When companies like Disney, Procter and Gamble and Army Research Labs want to up their innovation quotient, they call Tamara. If you push your cart down the aisles of Target, you'll pass brands and products Tamara helped bring to market. As the owner of a thriving entrepreneurial business, Tamara knows what it takes to leverage innovation for growth. She is the creator of the wildly popular assessment, Innovation Quotient Edge, that helps people discover their unique innovator profile, and the founder of LaunchStreet, online education and community platform that helps launch innovative people. She has been featured in INC Magazine, New York Times, TODAY Show, radio and podcasts across the globe and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. View Guest page

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Thai Lee


Forbes describes her as “the modest tycoon behind America’s biggest woman-owned business” and includes Thai on their top 20 self-made women list.
Thai presented her perspective on disruptive business models and those specific to the Information Technology industry, then chart SHI’s journey in a constantly changing industry.
Thai Lee has been the majority shareholder, President and CEO of SHI International Corp since 1989. With projected 2016 revenue of over $7 Billion, SHI International is one of the largest privately owned technology companies in North America. Under her leadership, SHI transformed from a $1 million "software-only" regional reseller into a global provider of information technology products and services. Over the past 26 years, SHI achieved its growth 100% organically, without merger or acquisition, and without taking on debt. SHI provides IT procurement, IT deployment, asset management and cloud computing solutions to tens of thousands of organizations globally. View Guest page

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Karen Longman


Karen A. Longman serves as a Professor and Ph.D. Program Director in the Department of Higher Education at Azusa Pacific University. This doctoral program serves approximately 100 students from across North America and around the world. Her Ph.D. is from The University of Michigan.
Karen previously spent 19 years as Vice President for Professional Development and Research at the Washington, DC-based Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. In that role, she designed an ongoing Executive Leadership Development Initiative that has involved 400+ participants (presidents, chief academic officers, and emerging leaders) since 1996.
Karen is a co-editor with Susan Madsen and Faith Ngunjiri of a book series focused on Women and Leadership. She was the lead editor on the first volume in the series, titled “Women and Leadership in Higher Education.” This eight-volume series was developed through a partnership between the International Leadership Association and Information Age Publishing. View Guest page

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Susan R. Madsen


Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University and also founded Madsen Global Leadership. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre in the U.K, and a Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England. Professor Madsen has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders, as well as studying many aspects of women and leadership more broadly. Susan has conducted related research in the U.S., the six Arab Gulf countries, China, and Eastern Europe. Overall, Susan has authored or edited five books and has published well over 100 articles, chapters, and reports. View Guest page

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John Maketa


John Maketa is Vice President Corporate Development at PAN - Performance Assessment Network
High-energy, business development leader successful in driving strategic initiatives that accelerate organizational performance and profit. Key producer of new business and service delivery. Excels in launching creative alliances at the enterprise level.
Expertise building and leading top-tier sales and cross-functional teams. Deep industry knowledge of intangible services related to behavioral performance, talent assessment, training, and leadership effectiveness. Quickly assesses potential opportunities and develops relationships with key business and community leaders.
• Participant in 2013 & 2014 Global Digital Innovation & Investment Initiative at the United Nations
• Spearheaded innovative strategic plans and partnerships that achieve global presence for a corporate leader and generated millions in annual revenue View Guest page

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Cam Marston


Cam Marston is the leading expert on the impact of generational change and its impact on the workplace and marketplace. As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, he imparts a clear understanding of how generational demographics are changing the landscape of business. Marston and his firm, Generational Insights, have provided research and consultation on generational issues to hundreds of companies and professional groups, ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, as well as major professional associations, for over 17 years. Marston’s books, articles, columns, and blog describe and analyze the major generations of our time: Matures (born before 1946), Baby Boomers, (born 1946-64), Generation X (born 1965-79), and Millennials (born 1980-2000). He explains how their generational characteristics and differences affect every aspect of business, including recruiting and retention, management and motivation, and sales and marketing. View Guest page

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Angelo Mazzocco

Angelo Mazzocco is a senior business management executive who has performed in a number of roles including chief executive officer/president, chief information officer, chief operating officer, corporate strategy and organizational development, operations and execution, leadership and resource alignment, and graduate school educator.

He gained more than 25 years of experience providing professional services in information systems, business management, consulting, and instruction. Over that time, he served as chief information officer of COPC, president at Pillar Technology Group, LLC; chief information officer at Progressive Medical Inc.; vice president and chief information officer at Dispatch Printing and Broadcast companies; chief operations officer at Network Compatibility Group – CompuCom Systems; senior manager at Accenture. He has also served as an adjunct instructor. View Guest page

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Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN


Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk is VP for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Professor and Dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University, and Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at OSU’s College of Medicine. She’s a nationally/internationally recognized expert in evidence-based practice, intervention research, child & adolescent mental health, and health & wellness, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national/international conferences on these topics. Her record as PI includes over 19 million dollars of sponsored funding from federal agencies. She is co-editor of five books and over 300 publications, including two American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award winners. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Nursing, National Academies of Practice, and American Association of Nurse Practitioners. View Guest page

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Annabel Membrillo

My work focuses on the formal exploration and descriptive research of how Harmonic Vibrancy manifests in organizations in Mexico. I also facilitate dialogs, in small groups and large, and focus on generating strong communities. I strongly believe that we are living a special moment as humanity. Over the last few years, I have met many people who are thinking, feeling and acting differently. They are following new rules, new ways of connecting with others, and new ways of living. I observe a transformation in the world. There is still a lot to do, but we are living in a wonderful time. The ground is ready, and the tipping point of the shift in consciousness is here, and every one of us just needs to be open to “listen” to the call. I believe that Harmonic Vibrancy and Ecosynomics can speed up this shift in consciousness of humanity through naming the “movement” and connecting people living this way in a world community where the possibilities of what can be done will be infinite. View Guest page

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Dr. Dale Meyerrose


Dr. Dale Meyerrose, Retired Air Force Major General. He is the first President-appointed, U.S. Senate-confirmed Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Technology leaders find it increasingly difficult to differentiate those few things that matter from the many that seem to be important. If current discourse is reflective of thinking, then CIOs are stuck with a mind-set and language that fails to inspire confidence within the C-suite, board of directors, and functional colleagues.
By contrast, those who should depend on the CIO, rapidly moved the “technology cheese” without consultation; and the bad guys changed the threat landscape with even greater speed, in spite of our best efforts.
With over four decades of military, government, industry, and academic experience, this internationally recognized technology thought leader offers practical advice for CIOs in navigating the 21st Century digital world. View Guest page

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Ruth Milligan

Ruth Milligan’s career could be characterized as a communication quilt, with many layers, patterns and expressions of experience and accomplishment.
She is one of the original curators for any TEDx event (the license program for TED), having selected and chosen over 200 speakers who have taken the TEDxColumbus stage since 2009. She has authored a class on how to be a TEDx speaker coach, the only one of its kind, designed to support speaker coaches around the world assure their speakers reach their highest potential. She is often tapped as an expert in the TED-style of speaking for corporate leaders
For 7 years she has ran Milligan Communications as a traditional PR and Marketing practice and in 2009, narrowed that practice to only coaching and training inside executive communication, structured thought, storytelling and public speaking, operating as articulation inc.
In her early career she built an impressive portfolio of experience for then-Ohio Governor George V. Voinovich. View Guest page

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Dr. James Moeser


Dr. James Moeser is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor of Music, and Senior Consultant for Special Initiatives at the UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities. As chancellor from 2000 to 2008, he articulated the vision that UNC should be America’s leading public university. James received his undergraduate degree in organ performance with honors at the University of Texas in 1961. As a Fulbright scholar, he studied in Berlin and Paris in 1961-62. His master’s degree in musicology was conferred in 1964 by the University of Texas. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1967. View Guest page

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Dr. Rustin Moore

Rustin M. Moore, DVM, PhD, DACVS Dr. Rustin Moore is the dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine in the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The CVM is ranked 5th in the nation and its vision it to create a healthy and sustainable world for animals and people. The college’s Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is one of the largest and most comprehensive animal hospitals in the world, providing emergency and advanced specialty care to client-owned animals. Dean Moore is a board-certified equine surgeon and has extensive experience in teaching and mentoring veterinary and graduate students, research & scholarship, and providing academic and scientific disciplinary leadership. An award-winning alumnus of West Virginia University and a two-time graduate of the CVM, he returned to lead the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, rising to executive director of the VMC, associate executive dean and then dean. The CVM has a particular interest in serving the community View Guest page

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Carla Morelli

Carla is an innovative leader who steers organizations through complex change. A versatile executive with over 20 years of experience in consulting, entrepreneurial and public company settings, she delivers needle-moving results under fast-paced, often challenging conditions. Her extensive background in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and startup/high-growth environments makes Carla a resource that identifies and addresses challenges well before they become issues, particularly in growing companies with M&A objectives. She is a driving force who succeeds by engaging individuals at all levels to craft solutions that integrate multiple perspectives and mesh the “balcony view” with an understanding of what is required for an initiative to truly succeed. View Guest page

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Mike Morrow-Fox


Mike Morrow-Fox, MBA, has over 20 years of experience in leading technology and human resources operations for health care, education, banking, and nonprofit organizations, as well as several years of university teaching. His bachelor’s degree focused on Industrial Psychology and Employee Counseling and his MBA focus was on Organizational Leadership. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is a contributor to several books in the award-winning Innovative Leadership books series. View Guest page

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Mike Morrow-Fox

Mike Morrow-Fox, MBA, has over 20 years of experience in leading technology and human resources operations for health care, education, banking, and nonprofit organizations, as well as several years of university teaching. His bachelor’s degree focused on Industrial Psychology and Employee Counseling and his MBA focus was on Organizational Leadership. He is currently completing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. He is a contributor to several books in the award-winning Innovative Leadership books series. View Guest page

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Diane Mulcahy


Diane Mulcahy is author of The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off And Financing The Life You Want, November 2016. Five years ago, long before the Gig Economy was part of the popular lexicon, Diane created and launched an MBA course on the Gig Economy at Babson College. That course gained immediate traction and was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Business School Classes in the country by Forbes. A former venture capitalist, Diane is a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she manages the private equity and venture capital investment portfolio. She writes and speaks frequently about the VC and PE industries and entrepreneurship. With two earlier books to her name -- Venturing Forward and Angels and IPOs -- Diane has had her articles and work featured in The Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, The Economist, the New Yorker, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and NPR. View Guest page

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Dan Mushalko

A bizarre, convoluted professional life has taken me everywhere from a short stint at NASA to a long ride in radio...with experiences often overlapping (I ENJOY being busy!). The thread through it all? A mix of creativity and leadership. So call the culmination of the cyber-man you read before you a Creative Leader. That's my current incarnation; stay tuned to see what avatar evolves next! Specialties: Station management/leadership, creative concepts in audio (ads, news, and drama), implementing new communications technology, listener analytics, creativity fostering and consulting, "teaching" writing and science View Guest page

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Terri O'Fallon, Ph.D.


Terri O’Fallon’s Ph.D. has focused the last 13 years on “Learning and change in Human Systems” as an applied researcher. She has worked with hundreds of leaders studying the interventions that most effectively result in developing leaders who can effectively implement change. She has her PhD in Integral Studies California Institute of Integral Studies.
She is the co-founder of two organizations. She and Kim Barta have created Developmental Life Design, an organization that focuses on how the STAGES (developmental) model can support insights into our own growth as people, leaders, guides, coaches, and the kind of impact these insights can have on our influence in human collectives.
She also partners with Geoff Fitch in Pacific Integral that uses the STAGES model to develop experiments in collective insight and developmental growth. Terri has 13 years of experience with these experiments. View Guest page

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Ed O'Malley


Ed O’Malley - The titles “president” and “CEO” may conjure up traditional notions of authoritarian leadership, but, who holds those titles at the Kansas Leadership Center, doesn’t see them that way. O’Malley spent four years as a state legislator, with a ringside seat for both effective and ineffective displays of civic leadership. To him, leadership is not a title, personality trait or workshop topic. Instead, it’s an opportunity that people can grasp and choose to exercise in many different ways and venues. View Guest page

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Carla Paonessa


Carla is a principal benefactor of the Mayo Clinic. She Chairs the Chicago Leadership Council and members the Leadership Council of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She is Chair Emeritus of the LeaderShape Board of Trustees, a 25+ year old organization that had trained close to 100k young people how to lead with integrity and a sense of possibility. Larry Page, co-founder of Google, is a Michigan LeaderShape graduate. Sal Kahn, founder of the Kahn Academy, is an MIT LeaderShape graduate, to name a few.
Prior to retirement, Carla was a Managing Partner of Change Management for Accenture, the $75b global consulting company with 380k employees and clients in 120 countries. Change Management worked in integrated teams to make sure the people "hugged" the change rather than "resisted" it. During her 25-year career there she held several positions, including global responsibilities working with the CEO and the Executive Team during their successful IPO in 2001. View Guest page

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George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece


As Prime Minister of Greece from 2009 to 2011, George A. Papandreou understands leading in turbulent times. A public servant for many years, he served, among other posts, as Minister for National Education and Religious Affairs and as Minister of Foreign Affairs before following in his father and grandfather's footsteps to become Greece's Prime Minister. His election to office after the devastation of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008 came with a mandate to increase transparency and reduce corruption in Greece's government while humanizing globalization and its economic effects on Greek citizens. Challenged by time and global financial markets, he made the difficult decision to implement austerity programs and cuts that appeased the Eurozone and the pressures of the global economy. For his work in 2010 of "making the best of Greece's worst year," Foreign Policy Magazine named him a Top 100 Global Thinker. View Guest page

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Gary Patterson


Gary specializes in helping leaders avoid costly problems and increase profits by uncovering million-dollar blind spot to make better business decisions, carrying out rigorous due diligence and strategic enterprise risk management reviews, and partnering with them on critical fiscal and financial projects. • Published thought leader by “Financial Times” ExecSense service. • Two companies achieved coveted INC 500 fastest-growing levels • National Virtual Business Advisor for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses growth initiative. • Stanford MBA/ KPMG CPA He has held multiple “C” Level roles across a range of industries. He now runs a company called the Fiscal Doctor. View Guest page

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Susan Paul


Susan leads Pariveda’s National Strategy practice. Her group works with senior executives to develop pragmatic, actionable IT Strategy solutions. Clients include both IT and business executives looking to get better results from IT initiatives.
Having spent more than 25 years in IT strategy, P&L management and Sales Operations, Susan brings a broad mix of skills building and managing organizations, aligning priorities and forging successful partnerships.
She has authored the Fusion framework for aligning technology goals across multiple business functions. This has been implemented in Fortune 500 organizations to get better business value from technology investments.
Prior to joining Pariveda, Susan served as the National Sales Director at Avanade, a Microsoft/Accenture joint venture where she drove revenue growth from $160M to $700M and managed the operations for a 100 person sales team. View Guest page

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Sherry Peck


Sherry Peck is Associate Professor of Business in Capital University’s School of Management. She teaches both adult professionals in Capital’s MBA program and traditional undergraduate students. Courses include: Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management, Business Strategy, Women in Management and Introduction to Business. She served as Director of Graduate Programs for Capital University's School of Management.
Sherry is fascinated by people’s careers; how they got to where they are. Rarely is that journey straightforward, it is the twists and turns that intrigue her. Careers evolve as we make choices and as “life happens.” She explores women’s careers in a blog (www.pakragames.com/plugged-in.html).
She earned her doctorate in Organizational Behavior, with a minor in Strategy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She worked at Whitman Corporation and Baxter . She earned her MBA and bachelor’s degree from University of Chicago. View Guest page

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Fabienne Perlov


Fabienne Perlov has over twelve years of growing leadership experience in the field of public diplomacy, international development and forced migration.
Beyond her Executive Director role at the San Diego Diplomacy Council, she has leadership experience at the United Nations, French government and non-governmental organizations in United States, Canada, the West Bank, Israel, France, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, and the Caribbean area. She speaks five languages and holds a Master in International Development Studies. View Guest page

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Dr. Gama Perruci


Dr. Gama Perruci is the Dean of the McDonough Leadership Center and the McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies at Marietta College in Ohio. He also serves as a session facilitator for the leadership programs at Dartmouth College’s Rockefeller Center for Public Policy. He is the co-author of Understanding Leadership: An Arts and Humanities Perspective (Routledge, 2015).
Aside from his teaching, research and administrative duties, Dr. Perruci also serves as a consultant for The New York Times, focusing on the newspaper’s educational programming for leadership students. In that role, he writes a weekly column (“Connecting Theory to Practice”) for the newspaper’s InEducation website (nytimesineducation.com).. Other recent consulting assignments include a review of the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law (LEL) at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland) and an evaluation of the leadership program at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. View Guest page

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Daryl Peterman

Mr. Daryl Peterman is CEO and shareholder at Abrasive Technology. He serves as Process Engineer for Sales, Marketing, PDAE, and Customer Service Processes as well as Leadership Coach. Daryl leads the company’s day-to-day operations and strategy for initiatives including organizational design, culture, talent management and IT. Daryl joined Abrasive Technology in 2005 after working with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in Los Angeles, where he successfully marketed companies for strategic or financial buyer sale. Prior to that, he worked at City National Bank in Structured Finance and Andersen Consulting as a Consultant. Daryl earned an M.B.A. in Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA and a B.A. in Economics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. Daryl enjoys live music, travel, golf, surfing, exercise and spending time with good friends. He is active in the Central Ohio community and has served on the board of the Columbus Museum of Art. View Guest page

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John Petrucci

John Petrucci is the Senior Vice President – Service and Administration for the State Auto Insurance Companies. His insurance career spans 30 years and includes experience as a claims adjuster, claims manager, agent, agency manager, branch manager and vice president of sales. John has served on a variety of industry-related and non-profit boards. He is currently serving as chair of the PIA Partnership and president of the Columbus Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation. View Guest page

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Thea Polancic


Thea Polancic is a passionate advocate for the power of business to transform the world. She is the Managing Partner of ClearSpace, LLC (www.clearspace.net); a Chicago-based consulting firm that helps leaders, teams and organizations grow and thrive. She is also the Founder and Chair of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (consciouscapitalismchicago.org).
In founding ClearSpace in 2002, she focused on equipping teams to turn goals into reality through the combination of internal transformation and down-to-earth execution skills. Over the past 15 years, Thea has worked closely with business leaders and their teams to align themselves with the principles of Conscious Capitalism: having a higher purpose, creating value for all stakeholders, developing servant leaders, and having healthy, values-based cultures. View Guest page

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Victor Prince


Victor Prince is a leadership author, trainer and speaker. His book, Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide their Teams to Exceptional Results, was named a Top 20 Leadership Book for 2016. Victor has a 20+ year career as a leader in business and government. As the Chief Operating Officer of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he led a division of 300 people. As a Bain & Company consultant, he helped clients across the US and Europe develop successful business strategies. Victor has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. View Guest page

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Paul Pyrz


Paul Pyrz serves as the President of LeaderShape, Inc., a not-for-profit organization located in Champaign, Illinois. LeaderShape has been providing integrity-based leadership experiences for over 75,000 participants across the country and internationally for the past thirty years. Their organizational mission is to help create a just, caring, thriving world where all lead with integrity and live in possibility. Goal Statement/conclusion: I want this Voice America Series to provide valuable information to leaders and emerging leaders that will prepare them to lead their organizations in the dynamic times we currently face. The more highly effective leaders we have – the better the journey. View Guest page

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Patrick Rettig


Patrick Rettig has successfully saved many companies from bankruptcy. He is passionate about helping American entrepreneurs - the companies $20 million and under, which are the backbone of America.
Patrick appears regularly on TV and radio shows including Fox Business' Varney & Company.
His instincts are hyper-keen. His approach is direct, honest and pragmatic. He has a talent for identifying operational problems, structuring, implementing solutions and restructuring staff. As such, he ensures maximum productivity and efficient financial management. His experience includes companies of all ages: start-ups, turnarounds and restructured environments.
Patrick knows that most people have a hard time with change, but successful turnarounds require change. Survival through insolvency can be extraordinarily difficult. It's important to talk to someone who has experience. By waiting too long things will only get worse.
He enjoys motocross, writing music and screenplays. View Guest page

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Jim Ritchie-Dunham


Jim is president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, an adjunct professor of business economics at the ITAM Business School, an adjunct lecturer on sustainability leadership at Harvard, and president of the Academy for Self-Discovery Leadership, a private operating foundation. Jim’s work has focused primarily on understanding human agreements as integral systems, developing strategy from a systems-resource perspective, and fostering large-scale social-change as a collaborative, holistic inquiry. The author of 2 books and many articles, he has developed conceptual frameworks in his work with executive teams in corporate, government, civil society, inter-sectoral, and global-action-network settings for over two decades in twenty-three countries. Jim's audacious goal is to enable higher vibrancy, abundance-based agreements worldwide by 2040. He believes everyone has the right to live an abundance-based, higher vibrancy life, and the agreements we make are the basis for that. View Guest page

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Dani Robbins

Dani Robbins is the strategist, founder and principal of Non Profit Evolution, a consulting firm dedicated to building capacity, including board governance and organizational development, in small to mid size non-profit organizations. Dani is a respected thought leader, practitioner and speaker and has served over 20 years in the non-profit arena, the majority in executive leadership positions.
Dani is the co-author of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives, the author of a blog on issues relating to nonprofit organizations, a DonorPath fund raising expert, the nonprofit expert for answers.com and an instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University. She is on the forefront of helping nonprofit organizations create goals, build systems to meet those goals, align their objectives and thrive! View Guest page

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Brian Robertson

Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organizational pioneer. Forbes and Fast Company credit him for developing Holacracy, a comprehensive "management system" for governing and running organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, free from the tyranny of top-down planning that is instantly out of date. Some of the many champions who have implemented Holacracy include Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, Ev Williams, cofounder of Twitter, Blogger, and Medium, and David Allen, the best-selling author of Getting Things Done. Brian previously founded a software development firm that won numerous awards for both fast business growth and innovative people practices. He is also the author of the book Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World. View Guest page

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Gary Ross


Over the past 16 years, Gary Ross has served successfully as President/CEO of four different organizations, ranging from $10M to $150M in revenues. He has improved financial performance and value creation within both large public technology and private family companies. Under his newly formed company, Ross Innovations LLC, Mr. Ross has completed successful confidential engagements with CEOs of several software and technology service companies to help them drive specific value-creation initiatives. Mr. Ross is a transformational leader who analyzes employee skills, builds on their strengths and inspires improved individual and team performance. He utilizes multi-cultural experiences to create an open environment that unlocks creativity, and functions as the organization spark plug. He is actively involved on boards and leadership roles within the industry and community, and serves as mentor to other executives, students, and friends. View Guest page

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Michael Sayre


Mike Sayre is Metcalf & Associates' president, COO and transformation practice lead. He loves tackling great leadership challenges that require a high level of business acumen and experience, an inquisitive and open mind, a collaborative leadership style and people development to sustain increasing momentum. He has successfully led major transformations in privately- and publicly-held technology companies in cybersecurity and educational software, ecommerce payments and electronics manufacturing services, and large publicly-held manufacturing organizations as well, most with international operations. View Guest page

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Beena Sharma

Working with Co-Founder Dr. Susanne Cook-Greuter, Beena Sharma is the President of the Center for Leadership Maturity, an enterprise dedicated to facilitating vertical development and enabling the development of greater maturity and wisdom in leaders, teams and organizations. Beena is also the Founder and Executive Partner of Polarity Wisdom Institute (PWI) a division of the Center for Leadership Maturity. PWI is committed to cultivating deep capabilities in navigating paradox and polarities in individual leaders and organizational systems. She has worked with major client organizations ranging from the US Navy to global corporations to build leadership maturity and effectiveness. View Guest page

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Alicia Silva


Director and Founder Revitaliza Consultores and international consulting firm. In 2015 Alicia was nominated by GB&D Magazine as one of the 20 women who are shaping the sustainability landscape of tomorrow. Alicia is unmatched in her commitment to propel market transformation in Mexico towards Sustainable construction and she currently oversees the organization’s LEED technical committee in Mexico. In her own firm, Alicia strives to ensure that her team strikes a balance between best practice, quality of life and achieves the highest standards for green construction in Latin America. Alicia has accelerated the company´s culture where the human factor is the most important asset of the company. View Guest page

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Paul Smith


Paul Smith is one of the world’s leading experts on organizational storytelling. He’s a keynote speaker, storytelling coach, and author of the books Sell with a Story, Parenting with a Story, and the bestseller Lead with a Story already in its 8th printing and available in 6 language around the world. Paul is also a former consultant at Accenture and former executive and 20-year veteran of The Procter & Gamble Company.
As part of his research on the effectiveness of storytelling, Paul has personally interviewed over 250 CEOs, executives, leaders, and salespeople in 25 countries, documenting over 2,000 individual stories. Leveraging those stories and interviews, Paul identified the components of effective storytelling, and developed templates and tools to apply them in practice. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, The Washington Post, PR News, and Success Magazine, among others. View Guest page

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Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba MD, ScD, MBA


Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba MD, ScD, MBA has been Vice President for Health Affairs at Dartmouth College and as Dean of Dartmouth Medical School since October 1, 2010. Dr. Souba served as Dean of the College of Medicine and as Vice President and Executive Dean of Health Sciences at The Ohio State University. In 1999, he was named Waldhausen Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Penn State College of Medicine and Surgeon-in-Chief at Hershey Medical Center. He became Dean of The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2006. He serves as a Trustee of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is one of the top surgical oncologists in the country, is also a scientific researcher whose studies on amino acid metabolism, as related to the development of cancer of the intestine, have been funded by the National Institutes of Health and reported in over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles. View Guest page

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Lesley Southwick-Trask


As the CEO of the blended organization, she was able to experience first-hand the real meaning of leadership – the roll up the sleeves kind - where the consequences of my husband’s and my decision making would produce direct success or failure.
She was terribly fortunate to have been given this time in history to be a leader. Such experience allowed her to be recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada in the categories of Entrepreneur and Trailblazer (lifetime recognition). Her role as the CEO of RDI /Proactive Group brought her the recognition as one of the Top 50 CEO’s in Atlantic Canada, and one of the Top 100 Women Business Owners in Canada. Her passion for pushing the envelope with change agendas was acknowledged by becoming one of the Top 25 Faces in Halifax and one of the Fourteen Thinkers to watch for by Progress Magazine. View Guest page

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Kathleen Starkoff

Kathy Starkoff, Founder, President and CEO of Orange Star Consulting, a cyber security expert, a talented headline speaker and a senior, trusted advisor to CIOs across a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 companies and the National Science Foundation. Her ability to provide valuable counsel is a result of 20 years of IT leadership experience in industry-leading organizations including CIO at The Ohio State University, CTO and Enterprise Risk Manager for Limited Brands and CTO of Bank One Corporation. She is a recognized "Leadership Fellow" and a featured cyber security speaker for the National Association of Corporate Directors. She is also Board Chair-elect and Chair of the Governance and Nominating Board Committee of Flying Horse Farms, part of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network. She holds a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, in mathematics from Kent State University. View Guest page

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James Svagerko


Jim has almost 30 years working within the Healthcare industry, first as a clinician then leader with the University of Virginia Healthsystems, OhioHealth and Ohio State University Medical Center; and now he is a teacher and coach. He has advised many levels of healthcare associates including informal leaders, front line managers, physicians and executive leadership and is now physician practice lead at Metcalf & Associates. In addition, Jim is currently on Faculty at Ohio University and Franklin University.
Jim is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Program. In addition, he received his Master’s Degree in Communications from The Ohio State University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The Ohio State University. View Guest page

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Steve Terrell, EdD

Steve is the President of Aspire Consulting, a management-consulting firm that specializes in developing leadership capabilities needed for success, through Consulting and Training. Aspire helps clients Turn Vision into Reality, by defining the leadership capabilities needed to successfully execute the strategy, and by designing and implementing development solutions that build the required capabilities. Steve's experience in helping organizations, teams and individual leaders develop increased leadership effectiveness, combined with his resourcefulness and creativity; enable him to generate innovative solutions to client challenges. View Guest page

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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky


Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is passionate about promoting science-based decision-making and emotional and social intelligence to help leaders, organizations, and our society avoid disasters. He researches these topics as a tenure-track professor at The Ohio State University, and serves as the volunteer President of a nonprofit devoted to popularizing behavioral science, Intentional Insights. Gleb published several books and numerous articles, appears frequently on radio, TV, and podcasts as a guest expert, gives speeches to diverse audiences, and is frequent hired as a consultant by businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities. View Guest page

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Jim Vaive

In over 30 years of building and running a successful business, Jim learned that leadership is all about people -- and that the same interpersonal skills which let people lead in business are essential to leading in personal life. Jim combine his business acumen as a CEO of a successful company he built and ran with his love for people to provide powerful insights. As a Network Leader and preferred partner for Six Seconds, Jim's role is to develop and support the network of members and practitioners in the Midwest in creating positive change. From service as a coach at Spirit of EQ and providing ministry to prison inmates, to educating parents to build thriving families, to consulting for executive teams across the country, Jim offers a practical mix of emotional intelligence, business acumen, and spiritual insight. His Noble Goal is to love people unconditionally while maintaining healthy boundaries. View Guest page

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Guru Vasudeva


Guru Vasudeva is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Program & Application Services at Nationwide, a Fortune 100 financial services and insurance company.
He manages a shared services organization that provides program and project delivery, software engineering, requirements and testing, and support services for the enterprise. He is responsible for the Lean and Agile transformation of application development and maintenance functions across Nationwide.
Guru has over 23 years of experience in operations and information technology. Before joining Nationwide, he spent six years at IBM as an executive architect focused on conceptualizing, selling, and delivering large internet-based business solutions for insurance, retail, and government organizations. He has also worked for AT&T and Tata Consultancy Services.
A results oriented leader, Guru has demonstrated success in strategic planning and leading transformational initiatives as well as running operations. View Guest page

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Gabriela Villa


Gabriela studied music at the Conservatory of Morelia and later made a stay in Barcelona, Spain in the Program of the Museum of Contemporary Art MACBA Independent Studies. As a writer, she has collaborated with various magazines and published the book Paramo Errante. She recently completed her latest work entitled "What is done with fear" which is still unpublished focusing on the Green Marketing Program making strategic communication with LEED projects. Gabriela is active in the educational program and she was recently named LEED Faculty by USGBC (recognized experience in the field and their ability to demonstrate their capacity to teach and educate the concepts of sustainability). She is responsible for the written/edited materials that are generated in Revitaliza Consultores, combining art, creativity and editorial rigor to convey the ideas of sustainability. View Guest page

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Jorrit Volkers


Jorrit Volkers is Dean of Deloitte University Europe Middle East Africa (DU EMEA), one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Deloitte. DU EMEA designs and delivers a world-class curriculum to develop Deloitte practitioners as trusted business advisors and leaders. Its vision, which Volkers himself exemplifies is to “have a ‘game-changing’ impact on clients and people, and add value to every member firm by embedding a unified culture across borders, functions and levels.” With only four years of operations, under Volkers’ leadership, DU EMEA has already offered professional and leadership programs to nearly 18,000 participants. The mission is to develop the Deloitte culture, develop skills to serve clients better and develop people. At the heart of the curriculum is the global leader framework and the seven core competencies Deloitte leaders need: living the purpose, influence, performance drive, strategic direction, talent development, competitive edge and inspirational leadership. View Guest page

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Christopher Washington


Dr. Christopher Washington is a tireless supporter of global leadership and education. He serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs for Franklin University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher education enabling the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world. Under his leadership, the University nearly doubled undergraduate majors from 18 to 34, tripled the number of graduate programs, and expanded program offerings around the world to meet the needs of current and future students.
Dr. Washington takes a very active role in his local community supporting international relations by serves on the Board of the Columbus Council o World Affairs and the International Visitors Council. He also serves on the Global Ties US Board of Directors. View Guest page

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Gary Weber


Gary is a Subject/collaborator in neuroscience studies at Yale, Institute Of Noetic Sciences, Baumann Institute, Center for Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, Johns Hopkins, Penn State.
From 2000 - 2004 he was Associate VP of research for Penn State responsible for all technology transfer operations of University including angel investing, venture capital, licensing, patenting and start-up support. Responsible for external industrial R&D contracts and interfaces with the University.
In the late 90's Gary was SVP Science and Technology for PPG responsible for all corporate R&D w/four research laboratories, approx. 1000 engineers, scientists and technical folk, and $260MM budget. Member of Executive Committee.
Since then he has been researching and writing about happiness beyond thought. He is applying his extensive research skills to helping leaders. View Guest page

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Cindy Wigglesworth

Cindy Wigglesworth is a researcher and pioneer in the field of spiritual intelligence. She has 20 years of experience in human resources management with ExxonMobil before founding her company, now called Deep Change, in 2000. She is the best selling author of SQ21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence – a book that won the Eric Hoffer Award for best spiritual book of 2013. Cindy has authored the first competency-driven faith-neutral Spiritual Intelligence Assessment instrument for business and personal use. John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market has called her work “the next frontier in leadership.” Cindy has appeared on Oprah, PBS, FoxNews26. TEDxLowerEastSide, TEDxSonomaCounty and at numerous conferences. Her website is www.deepchange.com and her blog appears on the Huffington Post. View Guest page

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Dr. Robin Lincoln Wood

Dr Wood is a renowned strategist, futurist, communicator and agent of transformation. He has spent 3 decades working at board level with the world’s leading organizations in 35 countries on 4 continents. He is deeply skilled in designing & catalyzing major shifts in large scale systems, & in inspiring & empowering the teams that deliver them. Robin’s mission is to catalyze & support leaders, organizations & innovations that co-create a thriving global future. He does this as a keynote speaker, consultant to leaders & as the Founder and Leader of the ThriveAbility Foundation and Consortium. Dr Wood is the inventor of "ThriveAbility" & author of several award winning books, including "The Trouble with Paradise", “The Great Shift- Catalyzing the Second Renaissance” and “Managing Complexity”. He has been a Fellow at the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and at the Institute for Coherence and Emergence in the USA. View Guest page

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Urko Wood


Urko Wood is founder and president of Reveal Growth Consultants, an innovation and growth strategy consulting firm that reveals ways to drive growth, guaranteed, and then helps clients do it.
For nearly seven years prior to starting Reveal, Urko was the Ohio Lead for Strategyn Consulting, a pioneer and leader in the “jobs-to-be-done” approach, a systematic methodology for driving growth with an unprecedented 86% success rate that has generated billions of dollars for clients.
His clients include Battelle Memorial, Becton Dickinson, Cintas, General Motors, Herman Miller, Ingersoll Rand, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NetJets, as well as smaller companies and associations.
Urko earned a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Contributing Writer on growth strategy for The Business Journals, a certified Drexler/Sibbet Team Performance Facilitator, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy View Guest page

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Dr. Bill Wulf


Dr. Wulf, an internal medicine physician, was a founding member of Central Ohio Primary Care in 1996 and has been its corporate medical director since 2007. In 2013 assumed the role of CEO. COPC is a group of 300 doctors at 50 offices in four counties.
Dr. Wulf graduated from Medical College of Ohio in 1985 and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Wulf's clinical interests are preventive care, population management and maintaining a continuum of care for our COPC patients. He is married with four daughters and enjoys fishing and hiking. View Guest page

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Louis Zacharilla


Louis Zacharilla helped found the Intelligent Community movement. He is the developer of the Top Seven and Intelligent Community of the Year Awards programs. He helps the New York-based think tank communicate the importance of developing viable and innovative communities and cities audiences worldwide and oversees the new Institutes of the Intelligent Community Forum around the world. He is a frequent keynote speaker and a moderator at conferences and events. He appears regularly in the media to discuss the impact of broadband and access technologies on the rebirth of the world’s communities. View Guest page

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Dr. Deborah Zucker


Today our show features Dr. Deborah Zucker. She is a naturopathic physician, transformational health coach, and author of The Vitality Map: A Guide to Deep Health, Joyful Self-Care, and Resilient Well Being. Her holistic approach to healthcare focuses on helping mindful, compassionate people to love, nourish, and heal themselves on every level so that they can unleash their gifts and service to the world. As the founder of Vital Medicine, she offers many virtual and retreat-based programs. She holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University where she has also served as adjunct faculty, and is a graduate and past mentor of the Generating Transformative Change program in Integral Leadership at Pacific Integral. View Guest page

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