Are you Empowering Differences?
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by Megan Couch
4M ago
Ashley Brundage's career journey has been nothing short of inspirational. After facing significant challenges like discrimination, harassment, and even homelessness early on, Ashley took a courageous step into a second career as a means of survival. Little did she know then that this pivotal decision would pave the way for her to become a nation-leading voice in diversity, equity, and inclusion.   From humble beginnings as a part-time associate, Ashley defied the odds and rose through the ranks at a major financial services organization. In under five years, she attained the role of Natio ..read more
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Transgender Workforce- Hidden Gems
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by Megan Couch
9M ago
Vanessa Joy is an innovation-focused leader, podcast host, and trans rights advocate with over 15 years of experience. She helps organizations understand the challenges of hiring and the solutions that can be implemented. You can reach Vanessa at the below:  Vanessa: IG: @Vanesstradiol YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@vanesstradiol LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-joy-adams/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Vanesstradiol/ Threads: @Vanesstradriol   Transcending Humanity: Available on all podcast platforms! Website: https://www.transcendinghumanity.com/ YouTu ..read more
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How Can I Talk to the Doctor?
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by Dr. Jonathan Baktari. MD, Megan Couch, Alisha Osika
1y ago
Dr. Jonathan Baktari, MD is the CEO at both e7 Health and US Drug Test Centers and the host of Baktari MD. e7 health is a preventative health and wellness company that has been called the “the Uber of preventive medicine” and was named the Best Technology Company in the Healthcare Space in 2019. US Drug Test Centers is a nationwide network of over 20,000 testing centers in the US and is revolutionizing drug and alcohol testing across the nation. Both of these groundbreaking technology companies were born out of a combination of Dr. Baktari’s expertise as a doctor, medical director and educator ..read more
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Can You Bring Silicon Valley to Your Town?
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by linc kroeger, megan couch, logan farmer
1y ago
We welcome Linc Kroeger to Liftoff! He is a Social Innovator, President at Knight Moves, and an Enterprise Technology Expert! Linc and his company focus on the next generation of elite technology professionals through extensive training in tech disciplines. There is an intentional focus on including Native American, rural, and urban underserved communities Linc served on the Technology Association of Iowa board for three years and he was assigned by Governor Kim Reynolds to her Empower Rural Iowa Task Force and has been identified as “the most innovative leader on bringing tech jobs to rural i ..read more
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What’s in a 100 Page Book and How do I Write One?
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by Megan Couch
1y ago
Mike is an amazon bestselling author, publisher and coach for business owners. He is the author of 15 books, including 2 international Amazon bestsellers, The 100-Page Book and The Magic of Short Books.    Mike has over 25 years of marketing experience and  his expertise has led him to be a guest speaker on the stages of some of the world’s most foremost experts on marketing.    In 2019, Mike launched Bite Sized Books, a new publishing venture founded on his proven formula for creating short, helpful books (known as shooks) for business owners, entrepreneurs and C ..read more
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What’s Your Secret Sauce to Change?
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by Megan Couch
2y ago
Ian Ziskin, President, EXec EXcel Group LLC,  joins us to discuss The Secret Sauce of Leading Transformational Change. He has over 40 years of experience as a business leader, board advisor and member, coach, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, and author. Most large-scale transformational change happens because of unanticipated, unaddressed, unplanned disruptions which raise questions about what it takes to lead, survive, and even thrive in periods of transformational change.   Ian discusses how leaders who drive and sustain successful transformational change actually do and ..read more
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Are You the Right Leader at the Right Time?
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by logan farmer, megan couch, megan weyl, Robert Jordan, Olivia Wagner
2y ago
We welcome Robert Jordan and Olivia Wagner to the show! They are authors of a new book called Right Leader, Right Time: Discover Your Leadership style for a Winning Career. They are also co-founders of Interim Execs!  They bring their expertise to assess distinct leadership styles and a step-by-step plan for optimizing that best suits businesses to scale and grow. They have identified 4 distinct leadership styles found in business today, what success looks like for each style, and what leaders can do right now to make sure that they're the leader the company needs.   InterimExecs is ..read more
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Who ARE the Housing Insecure?
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by logan farmer, michelle venema, megan couch
2y ago
We welcome Michelle Venema, CEO of Home of the Sparrow. Home of the Sparrow’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures. Michelle provides her vast experience and insight into who are the housing insecure and how you can help.    If you would like to support Home of the Sparrow, please find their information below!    https://www.homeofthesparrow.org/ 610-647-4940 ..read more
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Is there a Science Behind Engagement?
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by kevin campbell, logan farmer, megan couch
2y ago
Kevin G. Campbell, M.A. is an Employee Experience Scientist at Qualtrics and also a Founder of Lifted Leadership, LLC where he coaches Fortune 500 executives on how to acquire, develop and retain their most valuable asset: their people. He’s spent the last decade of his career building leaders and teams for companies like Stryker, PF Chang’s, Amazon, etc, and has worked for Deloitte and Gallup as a consultant.    Before founding Lifted Leadership, Kevin served as a Lead People Scientist for Culture Amp where he helped organizations like Airbnb, Palo Alto Networks, and ServiceNow rein ..read more
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How Do You Scale for Success Now?
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by logan farmer, megan couch, andrew bartlow
2y ago
Andrew Bartlow has 25 years of Human Resources and Talent Management experience at organizations across a wide spectrum of sizes, maturity stages, and industries. He is the co-author of “Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High Growth Organizations,” has a master’s degree from the top program in his field, and has been CECP, SPHR, Six Sigma, and executive coaching certified. Andrew leads Series B Consulting, which helps businesses to articulate their people strategy and accelerate their growth, while navigating rapid change. He also founded the People Leader Accelerator, which is the pr ..read more
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