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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!

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!