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Episode 77: Mark McKearn

Mark is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 30 years of active service and extensive leadership experience--both leading soldiers in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as peacekeeping operations in Kosovo and spearheaded U.S. humanitarian relief operations in Austria and Pakistan following natural disasters. Mark McKearn is a Senior Business Strategist for Generational Consulting Group. He is also a Vistage CEO Group Chair providing leadership and coaching for CEOs of small business entrepreneurs and middle market companies.

Episode 76: Dr. Paul Corona
Dr. Paul Corona is a successful leader, a coach, an author, and an educator. He is a professor of Leadership at Northwester University's Kellogg School of Management. He founded the award-winning Lee’s 3 Habits system, which helps motivated professionals build stronger relationships and achieve greater happiness – and he’s the author of The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Life.

Episode 75: Tom Kolditz

Tom Kolditz is a coach, an author, an inspirational speaker, and a teacher. He is an internationally recognized expert on crisis leadership and leadership in extreme contexts, and in the development of programs to inculcate leadership and leader development in everything from project teams to large organizations. Tom Kolditz is the founding Director of the Ann & John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University—the most comprehensive, evidence-based, university-wide leader development program in the world.

Episode 74: April Shprintz

April Shprintz is an accomplished leader whose career has spanned the Air Force, corporate America, and her own firm—Driven Outcomes—where she works with companies globally. April is the creator of the Generosity Culture®. When April is not teaching companies how to “pour into” their people, their clients, and their community, she invests her time with various nonprofits helping children, veterans, and those experiencing homelessness.

Episode 73: Laura Gates

Laura Gates is an executive coach, team facilitator, and advisor to executives at Silicon Valley’s top tech companies. For over 25 years Laura has coached and facilitated for companies working on some of the leading edge technologies, such as AI, machine learning, and engineering, as well as many other industries including space and aeronautics, academia, energy, finance and communications, government, global corporations, prisons, homeless organizations, and global women’s initiatives.

Episode 72: Doug Rich

Doug Rich is a former Marine Corps Captain and Infantry officer. Doug is a Senior Leader with extensive experience in designing, building and optimizing teams to help organizations achieve top and bottom line results in the face of an ever changing and complex employment environment. Doug has developed and honed a very unique set of skills to best support organizations by first enabling and supporting their most valuable asset--People.

Episode 71: Sunni Smith

Sunni has Over 15 years in the field of leadership and organizational strategy, primarily as a consultant, coach, trainer, and facilitator. Sunni developed and produced theater events to bring about much needed dialogue about diversity in today's society. She has led international trade/policy missions to South Africa and Colombia, South America. She was the recipient of the CORO Public Policy Fellowship & Annenberg Summer Faculty Fellowship. Sunni holds a Master’s degree in counseling and rehabilitation, a J.D. with certification in communications law, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy Law from Georgetown University.

Episode 70: Louis Carter

Louis Carter is the founder and CEO of Best Practice Institute. An organizational psychologist, pecializing in helping organizations and C-suite senior executives achieve their market strategy through talent management, executive coaching, leadership development, organizational culture and change management. He is the creator and facilitator of the BPI Senior Executive Board, an invite-only consortium of top CHROs and Heads of Global Talent.

Episode 69: Alex Vohr

Alex Vohr is the current Vice President of Government Affairs at Trailer Bridge. He has over 30 years of invaluable experience including leadership, strategic planning, operations, organizational development and management. From his years of Service as a Marine officer he adds a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a variety of fields. He holds advanced degrees and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.

Episode 68: Dr. Marcia Reynolds (2nd Interview)

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is recognized as one of the world’s premier executive coaches, and she is the author of several best-selling books. Her clients include executives and emerging leaders in multinational corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. She also speaks at coaching and leadership conferences around the world and has taught classes and coached leaders in 43 countries. Listen to her insights and sage advice!

Episode 67: Virg Palumbo

Virg has been a leader in the corporate arena for over 20 years and has had notable success in a variety of leadership roles in a large, publicly traded company. Aside from his individual career accomplishments, Virg has consistently assisted numerous talented professionals in accomplishing their career goals, always striving to enable teams to achieve at the highest levels of excellence.

Episode 66: Kimberly Gerber

Kimberly Gerber has over 30 years experience as a leader in corporate America. As founder and CEO of Excelerate, Kimberly specializes in coaching senior executives on strategy and communication. She has developed a transformational coaching process that combines high-touch experiences with cutting-edge science and technology to deliver programs that accelerate the thinking, behavior and results of executives and the companies they lead.

Episode 65: Tony Martignetti

Tony Martignetti is an executive and leadership coach with a specialty in working with leaders and their teams to navigate through change and unlock their true potential. He supports leaders in gaining clarity so they can make well-informed decisions, improve their leadership skills, and ultimately increase their impact. Listen to this episode as Tony shares his expertise to help people unlock their potential so that they may more gracefully lead with authenticity, inspired action, and impactful outcomes.

Episode 64: David Sears

David Sears served over 20 years as an officer in the Navy SEAL community. His leadership produced results in the most demanding environments, as he planned, led and executed hundreds of special operations missions. David led strategic efforts focused on solving major national security problems. He influenced decisions related to America’s National Security Policy and he has briefed the top members of of the US Department of Defense. Listen in as David shares superb leadership insights and advice!

Episode 63: Michael Timms

Michael Timms has dedicated his career to making leadership easier and to helping leaders and organizations reach their potential. As a leadership consultant, author, and speaker, he has taught thousands of people in leadership positions how to harness the principles of accountability to transform virtually every aspect of their operations. Michael shares excellent insights for leaders at every level!

Episode 62: Mark Herschberg

Mark Herschberg is the CTO of Averon. He is a cryptographer, university instructor, and championship ballroom dancer. He chairs the IEEE HTTPSI standards committee and serves on the board of TechieYouth.

Episode 61: Jason Selk

Jason Selk is the director of sport psychology for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is also the director and owner of Enhanced Performance Inc. He is one of the premier performance coaches in the United States, with dozens of professional athletes and Fortune 500 executives as his clients.

Episode 60: Evan Nierman

Evan Nierman is a top crisis PR expert whose work involves many of the biggest issues on the world stage. During the past two decades he has provided crisis management and strategic communications counsel to leading companies, high-profile business leaders, private individuals, government officials, and presidential candidates.