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Humanizing Leadership- Conversations for the Next Generation

  • EP 136: Protect Women Who Protect Us with Dr. Kellie Lease Stecher

    19 OCT 2021 · On today’s episode I am joined by Dr. Kellie Lease Stecher, Co-founder & President of Patient Care Heroes, Governor of the 7th district for the American Medical Women's Association, Author & Physician, and Healthcare Policy Change Advocate. She’s just launched a book called “Delivering”: Raw, revealing, and authentic, this book is a collection of stories that will leave every woman moved and motivated to take both personal and collective action. While Kellie fights for culture change and equity in medicine, I’m inspired and re-energized to do the same in my own profession. We matter. We belong. We will persist! I invite you to listen in on a conversation Kellie and I had earlier this year, before her book was published; I encourage you to connect with her on LinkedIN; and highly recommend you pick up a copy of her raw and revealing book amazon. Listen in, enjoy the show! Kellie Lease Stecher is an obstetrician-gynecologist, M Health Fairview Center for Women, Edina and Eden Prairie, MN, and co-founder and president, Patient Care Heroes. She can be reached on LinkedIn, Facebook, and on Medium @kellie.stecher.
  • EP 135: Authentic Experiences at Work with Hailey Hechtman

    30 MAR 2021 · Hailey Hecthman is a creative, intentional and purpose-driven social impact leader with a passion for co-creative team development, strength-based program implementation, and collective impact. She has 10 years of experience working in the social services sector with an aim to promote thoughtful leadership and aligned decision-making for mental wellness, disability, and youth organizations. She is a strong communicator with a background in direct service provision that recognizes both the importance of a big-picture perspective and a practical, hands-on philosophy towards creating sustainable change. Join us on the show where we talk about what authenticity means, why authentic experiences matter, and how to be an authentic leader. Connect with Hailey on LinkedIn here:
    42m 6s
  • EP 134: Positive Psychology at Work with Seph Fontane Pennock

    23 MAR 2021 · A passion and an area of study of mine over the past 10 years is positive psychology. It has many definitions but it’s NOT positive thinking or law of attraction. Listen into a great conversation I had with Seph Fontane Pennock as we talk about PP and leadership. Seph Fontane Pennock started in 2013 as a personal blog. Gradually, his personal blog has grown into the most extensive and valuable online positive psychology platform, now known as With his work in positive psychology, Seph has been able to help tens of thousands of practitioners and educators all around the world. Seph strongly believes that we can deal with most of life’s absurdities by leveraging human connection and challenging ourselves, instead of using dogma or pharmaceutical drugs. Here’s how to connect with Seph and the links to the resources we talked about in the show: LinkedIn: Burnout articles:
    48m 12s
  • EP 133: Girls Today-Leaders Tomorrow, with Marisa Porges, PhD

    9 MAR 2021 · On today’s show with Marisa, we talk about being honest about the barriers that exist in our world/workplace to help prepare our girls for their future, the importance of “little moments”, and about practicing the art of speaking up, asking, and negotiating. Dr. Marisa Porges is known for her work on gender and education, leadership, and national security and is the author of What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women (Viking Press, 2020). She is currently the eighth Head of School of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia, that is renowned for academic excellence and preparing girls to be leaders and changemakers. She is an alumna of Baldwin and personally understands the power of its approach to educating girls: it provided the foundation for her own military service and work on national security and foreign affairs. Prior to joining Baldwin, Dr. Porges was a leading counterterrorism and national security expert. Most recently, she served in the Obama White House as a senior policy advisor and White House Fellow at the National Economic Council, where she oversaw the development of domestic cybersecurity and consumer protection policies. She also has served as a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research focused on counterterrorism. In these roles, she traveled alone throughout the Middle East and Afghanistan to conduct research, interview former members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, meet with Syrian rebel fighters in hiding, and serve as an embedded civilian advisor at NATO military headquarters in Afghanistan. She also worked as a counterterrorism policy advisor in the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a foreign affairs advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense. In all these roles, she stood out as one of a few – if not the only – women present, at any given time. Dr. Porges started her career on active duty in the U.S. Navy, flying jets off carriers as a naval flight officer on EA-6B Prowlers. Ten years after the Navy first allowed women to fly jets into combat, she pursued her dream of being launched off an aircraft carrier while serving her country. She earned a B.A. in geophysics from Harvard, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in war studies from King’s College London. Her awards include the National Committee on American Foreign Policy 21st Century Leader Award and the NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan. Dr. Porges lives outside of Philadelphia, with her family. You can get a copy of Marisa’s book and connect with her here: LinkedIn:
    41m 3s
  • EP 132: Elevating the BIWOC Future with Sibohan Calderbank

    3 MAR 2021 · Siobhan Calderbank is a dynamic speaker, an award-winning published author, and an expert in change management and leadership. She is the founder of Butterfly Ladies – a Mentoring Program committed to helping develop the careers of women and youth, especially visible minorities. She has spoken to diverse groups at conferences, events, seminars, and planning sessions to motivate individuals to work more collaboratively. Today we talk about How to Elevate the BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, Women of Colour). How’d Siobhan get here? Siobhan realized early in her career that change doesn’t have to be painful. When leaders don’t consider the impacts of change on employees, it can create reduced morale, decreased productivity, resentment and more resistance to Change. The most successful leaders recognize through simple changes to their approach, they can engage employees to thrive and reach their full potential, thus cultivating an environment in which the organization can succeed. Siobhan then created a unique proprietary 4-step approach to leading change that bridges the generational differences in change and leadership. She has aided teams to develop innovative solutions to achieve their strategic objectives, grow their organization’s market share, improve efficiency, increase profitability and enhance culture through engagement. Siobhan has been praised for her high energy, engaging and effective communication style and award-winning programs. With a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Information Technology Management, Siobhan holds her Change Management Practitioner (CMP) designation from APMG, her Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute, her Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) designation from the Institute for Performance and Learning and is a certified Extended DiSC® facilitator. Siobhan has completed her Master’s degree at Royal Roads University, with a focus on organizational change, leadership development and generational diversity. Connect with Siobhan and learn more about her here: LinkedIn: Her website:
    38m 21s
  • EP 131: Leading with the Human in Mind with Kwamara Thompson

    23 FEB 2021 · Join us for an engaging conversation where we talk about what next gen leaders need to embody, how to NOT be judge and jury, and the ‘inside-out’ work that’s required to lead today. Kwamara is also skilled at knowing what simple and powerful questions we need to ask as leaders of ourselves and others in order to “Lead with the Human in Mind”. Kwamara is an accomplished speaker; leading discussions, presentations, and professional development at conferences across the country. She also sits on several boards and helps those organizations strategize and implement their education programming and strategic growth initiatives. With a Masters in Education Leadership and a Bachelor’s from New York University, Kwamara brings over 15 years of experience as a leader, administrator, educator, coach, and mentor in schools and platforms on the local, district, state, and national levels. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and biking. You can connect with Kwamara on LinkedIn: To find out more about her impactful work :
    37m 51s
  • EP 130: Allyship in Leadership with Sowmya Rajasekaran, the creator of the Buildupwomen Series

    15 FEB 2021 · On today’s episode I am joined by Sowmya Rajasekaran, the creator of the Buildupwomen Series, an online community created to inspire, learn from, share, support, engage and build up women during and post COVID-19. The focus of our conversation: “Allyship in Leadership”, a show inspired by the need for us to talk openly about the need for "inclusion first", COVID impact on women, and leaders as allies. Sharing in this conversation will be Sowmya Rajasekaran, the creator of #Buildupwomen. The Buildupwomen Series is an online community created to inspire, learn from, share, support, engage and build up women during and post COVID-19. Sowmya works with the Ontario Disability Employment Network to focus on Innovation & Best Practice in Diversity & Inclusion & is also a part of Startup Canada’s women entrepreneurs roundtable program in partnership with the Embassy of Israel. Get involved and connect with Sowmya here: To get your tickets for the February February 26, 20211:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET Build Up Women event “Black Lead-Her-Ship”: Linkedin - Buildupwomen Series Twitter - @BuildupwomenS Facebook - Buildupwomen Series
    40m 2s
  • EP 129: "Diversity Recruiting Done Right" with Rocki Howard, Chief Diversity Officer

    9 FEB 2021 · Rocki Howard, Chief Diversity Officer at SmartRecruiters, and I talk about "Diversity Recruiting Done Right". It's a show that will dive into the intersection of diversity & recruitment, a diversity hiring 'toolkit', and the leader's role in it all. Rocki Howard is also host of 'Grown Woman Life' & 'The Voice of Diversity' Podcasts. She's on EMpower's list of Global Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives 2 years in a row & Involve/Yahoo Finance’s Top 100 HERoes Executives. And she's one bold, brilliant and badass leader! Learn more about Rocki and connect with her here: The Voice of Diversity Podcast: LinkedIn: Grown Woman Life website: And the links to the resources Rocki shares on the show: Diversity Hiring Toolkit: Empathy Ted Talk: How To Be An Inclusive Leader:
    39m 49s
  • EP 128: "How to be an anti-racist" with Michelle Osbourne

    2 FEB 2021 · Never one to beat around the bush, quite simply, we need better leaders. And with that comes “Humanizing Leadership”, the Podcast: conversations with conscious leaders making a positive impact on people and in business. Incredible entrepreneurs, executives, trailblazers, and difference makers will share leadership stories, lessons, and learnings to inspire and equip you to level up in your own leadership. In the inaugural episode, we tackle the topic of 'How to be an Anti-Racist' - a show that will dive into allyship, racism, privilege, and leadership. Sharing in this conversation will be Michelle Osbourne, a communications professional and adult educator who specializes in helping community organizations and entrepreneurs build their brand. She is a women’s rights advocate speaking on topics such as racialized women issues, body positivity, and self-reinvention. You can connect with Michelle on IG (uncomfortable_bliss) and check out her project work here: ENJOY THE SHOW!
    39m 54s
  • Episode 127: Visa Shanmugam, Life & Mindset Coach

    5 JAN 2021 · Are you an ambitious, hard working, successful woman but find yourself unfulfilled and disconnected from life? Merely going through the motions? Visa helps women go from being 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨 of their life to becoming 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙨 of their future, without doing more. Join us on the show to hear how to break free from your prison of perfectionism, self doubt and negative thinking through radical self-love, self acceptance and spirituality. Connect with Visa here on LinkedIn:
    54m 10s

Never one to beat around the bush, Louise has come out and stated "We need better leaders". And with that, comes Humanizing Leadership - conversations for the next generation. Conversations...

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Never one to beat around the bush, Louise has come out and stated "We need better leaders". And with that, comes Humanizing Leadership - conversations for the next generation. Conversations from conscious leaders making an impact on people and in business. Incredible entrepreneurs, executives, trailblazers, and difference-makers will share leadership stories, lessons, and learnings that will inspire you and equip you to level up in your own leadership.
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