In this episode, Michelle and Andi talk about how to stay innovative during crisis, harnessing the potential to innovate within even the most inflexible of organizations, and how all organizations can enable innovation on the inside.
S1E9: Colin McIntosh on Building Value and Giving Back
Colin is the CEO and founder at Sheets & Giggles, a start-up that makes eco-friendly (and ultra comfy) bedding out of eucalyptus trees. Colin knew he wanted to found a business that could make an impact on his community and the earth, and he did it.
S1E8: Roger Germann on Guiding Principles and Pivoting in a Pandemic
Subscribe and listen on your favorite platform! As President & Chief Executive Officer of The Florida Aquarium, Roger Germann’s leadership has been instrumental in guiding this Tampa attraction through the incredibly difficult past few months, with light at the end of the tunnel. Roger has helped the aquarium reopen safely, slowly, and with the guidance… Read more »
S1E7: Erik Smith on Listening, Learning, and How to Talk About Race
There is power in listening. It can broaden perspectives and be a fundamental step towards understanding and atonement. Erik Smith knows; he owns a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) consultancy (Inclusivity LLC) and he’s been helping organizations understand their role in systemic racism for most of his career.
S1E6: Janet Craig and Barbra Anderson on Sustainability, Profitability and Culture
For better or worse, the pandemic has “opened the kimono” and shown the true colors of companies and leaders who truly do or do not walk the walk. Barbra Anderson and Janet Craig have seen the good, bad and ugly, and share how and why CSR is vital to an organization’s success, even during a pandemic.
S1E5: Nancy Lyons on Alignment, Ownership, and Working Like a Boss
Subscribe on your favorite platform! As leaders, we are expected to guide behavior according to the values of the companies at which we work. But what about employees? How can they find empowerment and autonomy within the ethos of the organizations at which they work? Nancy Lyons is the CEO at Clockwork, a digital consultancy,… Read more »
S1E4: Jeremy Stayton on Becoming a B-corp, Burning Man and How to Hire Right
In this episode, Jeremy and Andi talk about how Burning Man and the Mankind Project led to a sort of epiphany of values, and the importance of alignment – even across a fully-remote team scattered around the world.
S1E3: Jennifer Dary on Becoming a Manager and Firing People with Grace
Subscribe on your favorite platform: Firing people is hard, especially when you have a small, close-knit team. But it’s an absolutely essential part of running a successful business. Learning to let people go with grace and kindness is a skill that Jen Dary teaches people to do well. In this episode, Jen talks to Andi… Read more »
S1E2: Susan Scherer on Weed, Ice Cream, and Cancer Treatment
Susan Scherer is a decorated oncology nurse and entrepreneur who takes patients’ rights very seriously. Susan talks with Andi about the tough choices she’s has to make to launch a non-traditional product into a very traditional industry, and how her oath as a nurse guided those decisions.
S1E1: Dr. Jen Hall on Values and Resilience
Subscribe on your favorite platform? The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a lot of opportunities for leaders to really stand up and make an impact in either positive or not so positive ways. Dr. Jennifer Hall, an executive coach, leadership trainer and assessment author, talks to Andi about how leaders can use their core values to… Read more »