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Episode 108: Eric Herrenkohl

Eric Herrenkohl is Managing Director at AchieveNEXT, a Philadelphia based company that provides a wide spectrum of executive and professional services to help leaders and their enterprises achieve success and corporate excellence.

Prior to joining AchieveNEXT, Eric operated his own consulting firm and helped individual executives and executive teams maximize their leadership impact and operational effectiveness. 

In addition to being a published author, Eric has made appearances on Business Week, Fox News, and NBC News, and his articles have also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer,,,, and

Episode 107: Hortense Le Gentil

Hortense Le Gentil is a world-renowned executive leadership coach, speaker, and author. She guides CEOs and senior executives on their journey from hero leaders to human leaders, drawing from over 30 years of experience working across various industries—including media consulting and advertising—and as an entrepreneur.

Hortense has been ranked #5 on the Global Gurus list by World Management Global Gurus. She is a certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered™, a member of MG100 Coaches, and she is a contributor to Harvard Business Review and, and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and Business Insider.  

In this episode, she shares valuable leadership insights and advice!

Episode 106: Elizabeth Pearson

Elizabeth Pearson is an executive career coach who specializes in helping women navigate job changes, find a path to success in male-dominated fields, and launch their own companies. 

Elizabeth has coached C-suite leaders at Fortune 500 companies including Meta, Nike, Google and more. 

She is a contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine, Yahoo, and has been an expert guest on national networks including CNN, and is the author of Career Confinement: How to Free Yourself, Find Your Guides, and Seize the Fire of Inspired Work, where she shares practical ways to shift your mindset to seize your full professional power and potential.

Episode 105: Karen Benoy Preston

Karen Benoy Preston is the CEO and Founder of Karen Benoy, a company that helps individuals and organizations unlock their full potential. 

Her clients come from a wide range of industries and sectors, from healthcare and biotechnology to financial services, technology, and the federal government. Her goal is to guide them toward greater clarity, purpose, and fulfillment, whether through one-on-one coaching, team workshops, or consulting engagements. 

She has collaborated with global organizations such as IBM, Ernst & Young, Salesforce, Intuit, American Express, and Ally Financial to drive transformation and empower leaders.

She possesses a wealth of experience and lessons learned and I am grateful that she’s agreed to share her views on leadership with us.

Karen…welcome to the Fidelis Leadership Podcast!

Episode 104: Rose Fass

Rose Fass has over 40+ years of experience in technology and consumer-based industries. 

During her impressive career, Rose has opened new businesses in the United States, been a general manager with full P&L responsibility and led major corporate transformations. 

As the Chief Transformation Officer at Xerox, Rose led the transition to the global industry and solutions business, — integrating acquisitions, diverse cultures and operating units, to develop and execute the enterprise strategy. 

Rose Joined the Gartner Group in 2000 and established the Center for Business Transformation, a center of excellence aimed at transforming their business model from analog to digital. 

A dynamic speaker, Rose is frequently invited to speak at private and public sector events. She is featured in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women of 2022 and in Entrepreneur 100 Women of Influence in Westchester, and is listed in Forbes 2012 Top 10 Women Business Leaders of New York. 

She’s also the author of The Chocolate Conversation: Lead Bittersweet Change, Transform your Business, and her most recent book The Leadership Conversation: Make Bold Change, One Conversation At A Time, and we’re going to discuss this book during our conversation.

Rose…welcome to the Fidelis Leadership Podcast!

Episode 103: Alan Heymann

Alan Heymann has a knack for coaching fellow introverts, helping them find their superpowers in an extroverted world. He also specializes in coaching through transitions. 

To date, Alan has coached leaders who were born in 26 countries and work on 5 continents. Alan is also the author of the book Don't Just Have the Soup: 52 Analogies for Leadership, Coaching and Life…and we’re going to talk about it during our conversation today.

He’s a communications and marketing veteran from the media, government, and nonprofit sectors, with degrees in journalism and law. Alan has spent time as a reporter, anchor, editor and producer, spokesperson, business owner, activist, and team leader. His entire career has focused on doing good in the world, by helping others grow.

Episode 102: Ian Ziskin

Ian Ziskin has over 40 years of experience as a C-level executive, board advisor and member, coach, consultant, entrepreneur, teacher, speaker, and he's the author of 4 books. 

Ian is recognized as a trusted advisor to C-level executives, other business leaders, and board members. His clients and corporate work span over 25 industries and include Fortune 1000, entrepreneurial, publicly traded, and privately held businesses.

I've been following Ian's work for several years and I am grateful that he's agreed to share some of his wisdom with us today.

Episode 101: Doug Strickel

Doug Strickel is an experienced business executive and leadership coach and trainer. 

He focuses on speaking to groups, teaching seminars, or leading developmental sessions for leadership teams in various environments, with emphasis on workplace culture development, leadership development, team building, strategy development, and execution focus. 

He has over 30 years of experience leading others, building teams, managing businesses, and developing operational strategies, and I am grateful that he's with us today to share some of his vast experience and insights.

Episode 100: Dave Dunkel

David Dunkel served in senior leadership roles in Romac-FMA, and its successor, Kforce, for over 43 years. 

He served as Kforce’s Chief Executive Officer since its formation in 1994 and recently retired from that position. Davis now serves as Chairman for the Firm’s Board of Directors.

In this episode, he shares superb insights that can benefit leaders at every level!

Episode 99: Jenn Cirrito

Jenn Cirrito is the Senior Vice President – Business Operations at Kforce. 

She has served in several senior leadership roles during her 18 years of service with the Firm.

In this episode, Jenn shares superb insights on leadership that can benefit those aspiring to leadership excellence!

Episode 98: Debby Stone

Debby Stone is an executive coach, a former practicing lawyer and the author of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career. 

 She's the founder and CEO of Novateur Partners, an executive coaching and leadership development consultancy serving corporate leaders, lawyers and the organizations in which they work.

In this episode, she shares valuable insights on the importance of career planning and self-promotion.

Episode 97: Joe Stimac

Joe Stimac is the creator of and CEO and Founder of

An expert in the areas of interviewing and selection, Joe has helped leaders in companies of all sizes improve in these areas, leading to more effective hiring and retention of high value teammates.

In this episode, Joe shares insights and advice that can benefit all leaders!

Episode 96: Jim Huling

Jim Huling is co-author of the Bestselling book titled, The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

Jim’s career spans thirty-seven years of corporate leadership ranging from FORTUNE 500 organizations to privately-held companies, including more than a decade as CEO of a company recognized four times as one of the “25 Best Companies to Work for in America.” 

In 2005, Jim received the Turknett Leadership Character Award recognizing CEO’s who demonstrated the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

In this episode, Jim shares valuable leadership insights and advice!

Episode 95: Sean Georges & John Buford

Sean Georges, J.D., LL.M., and John Buford, Ph.D., grew up together in a small Illinois farm town. Both served with distinction as Marine Corps officers, and their service as Marines fueled their passion for leadership and leadership development. 

Upon completion of their service in the Marines, they continued their unique leadership journeys in the private sector, in the fields of law, business, outdoor education, higher education, and community service, and ultimately created On Mission Leadership, a company that specializes in helping leaders from all industries maximize their leadership potential.

In this episode, Sean and John share superb leadership insights and advice that can benefit those who aspire to leadership excellence.

Episode 94: Steve McMahan

Steve McMahan served with distinction as a C-Level Executive in large publicly traded and privately held companies. He led large sales and service/support organizations with equal success and was known throughout his exceptional career as a leader who could “Make Things Happen” in any type of environment and business climate.

In this episode, Steve shares sage leadership insights and provides advice that can benefit leaders at every level!