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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!

Episode 93: Amy Forsythe

Amy Forsythe is an award-winning military journalist who served five combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has been on assignment for several other overseas missions. 

Amy started her career as a U.S. Marine combat correspondent in 1993 and currently serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

In this episode, Amy shares superb leadership insights and advice that can benefit leaders at every level!

Episode 92: Stephen Drum

Stephen Drum is a retired Navy SEAL Master Chief and the co-creator of the Navy’s Warrior Toughness program. 

With 27 years of experience in training and developing highly skilled teams to perform at their best in life-threatening situations, Stephen knows a thing or two about thriving under pressure. 

Today, he’s an inspirational speaker, coach, and the author of a recently published book titled:  Life on the X; The Navy SEAL Guide to Meeting Any Challenge with Courage, Confidence, and Readiness.

In this episode, Stephen shares some of his vast leadership expertise and advice that can be of benefit to leaders at all levels!

Episode 91: Kim Campbell

Colonel Kim “KC” Campbell served in the Air Force for 24 years as a fighter pilot and senior military leader. Kim piloted an A-10 Warthog in more than 100 combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and she was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism after successfully recovering her battle-damaged airplane after an intense close air support mission in Baghdad.

Most recently, Kim served as the Director for the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the United States Air Force Academy, and she’s still very involved in leadership development now that she’s retired from the Air Force.

Kim's new book, "Flying in the Face of Fear: A Fighter Pilot's Lessons on Leading with Courage" was just published, and in this episode, she shares some of the leadership lessons contained in it!

Episode 90: Don Sloan

Don Sloan is the Chief Digital Officer at Employ Bridge, which is the nation’s largest industrial staffing company.

With over 30 years as a business leader specializing in the Information Technology arena, including serving as a C-Level executive in large, publicly-traded companies, he has demonstrated the ability to turn around under-performing operations and assist in the creation of innovative business models.

Don has a wealth of experience, and I am grateful that he’s agreed to share his insights and advice!

Episode 89: Tracey Jones

Dr. Tracey Jones is the President of Tremendous Leadership, as well as an author and leadership expert. 

Before taking the reins of Tremendous Leadership, she built an impressive leadership resume in various organizations, including the National Security Agency, all after spending 12 years as a maintenance officer in the Air Force.

In this episode, Dr. Jones shares lessons and insights that can be of benefit to leaders at every level!

Episode 88: Randy Marmon

Randy Marmon is a results oriented Human Capital Executive with a consistent track record of building teams that achieve exceptional results. 

With over 30 years as a business leader, including serving as a C-Level executive in large, publicly-traded companies, he has demonstrated the ability to accelerate growth and profitability in existing business units, turnaround under-performing operations and create innovative business models that redefine and optimize the way organizations operate.

Randy has a wealth of experience and I am grateful that he’s agreed to come on the podcast to share his insights and advice!

Episode 87: Brittinay Lenhart

Brittinay Lenhart is the founder of Work Culture Consultant, LLC.
She guides company executives to elevate psychological safety for employees through highly customized emotional intelligence coaching and helps them evaluate and identify which elements of their workplace culture need remediation.
She then helps leadership teams strategically humanize their internal processes, empowering them to restructure and rebrand their culture so that employees can flourish at work, and executives can continue to gain (and retain!) the best talent.
In this episode, Brittinay shares insights and advice that can help leaders at all levels maximize their effectiveness!

Episode 86: Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson started Cobalt Compass training and consulting services to assist staffing professionals in developing skills and strategies to build long term client relationships.
Prior to Cobalt Compass, Kim had 28 years in the staffing industry and served in senior executive roles at Hays PLC, a global staffing firm with over $5 billion in revenue, and at Kforce Inc., a $1 billion national staffing firm.
Kim possesses a wealth of leadership experience in Corporate America, and in this episode, she shares insights and lessons that can help leaders at every level enhance their effectiveness!

Episode 85: Jennifer Furlong

Jennifer Arvin Furlong is the Founder and CEO of Communication TwentyFourSeven and host of the Communication TwentyFourSeven Podcast. She is an author, a TEDx speaker and coach. Jen is a communication expert with over 30 years of experience. Her passion is to help others solve their most difficult communication issues by helping them develop more effective communication skills. A Marine Corps veteran, Jen was the first woman Marine to be awarded the Sergeant Major Dan Daly Award and the first woman Marine to be appointed editor of the Quantico Sentry, the Marine Corps’ oldest newspaper. She is a first-generation college graduate, with bachelors and masters degrees in Communication, a PhD candidate, a mom, a wife, and a breast cancer survivor, which means she doesn’t believe in “I can’t.” 

Listen in as she shares some valuable insights and advice!

Episode 84: Morag Barrett

Morag Barrett is a sought out keynote speaker, author, facilitator and leading expert on the importance of cultivating healthy professional relationships at work. As the CEO of SkyeTeam, she's supported the development of more than 15,000 leaders from 20 countries.  Morag's research and thought leadership is showcased in her books and articles. She's contributed to, and and has been featured in Business Insider, Inc and Forbes among others, and she was recently listed by PeopleHum and Thinkers360 as among the 100 most influential thought leaders to follow. Listen in as Morag shares valuable insights on leadership related topics!

Episode 83: Friederike Fabritius

Friederike Fabritius is a neuroscientist and trailblazer in the field of neuroleadership. Her brain-based leadership programs have transformed how Fortune 500 executives think, innovate, and navigate change. She is a thought leader, keynote speaker and award-winning author of several books. She has just published a new book titled: The Brain-Friendly Workplace: Why Talented People Quit and How to Get Them to Stay and we discussed it in great detail in this episode!