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A Geek Leader Podcast - inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

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A Geek Leader, inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world

A Geek Leader, inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world


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A Geek Leader, inspiring technical and creative leaders around the world






AGL 157: Slow Down During Quarantine with Dr. Liz Bywater

About Dr. Liz Bywater Dr. Liz Bywater is a one-of-a-kind leadership expert who works at the intersection of business and psychology. She integrates deep expertise in human behavior and organizational dynamics with her pragmatic mindset and engaging personal style to help her clients thrive in an increasingly complex world. C-suite leaders and boards consistently enlist Liz’s help to:drive profitable growth build remarkable customer relationships supercharge innovation increase strategic...


AGL 156: You Little Jerk with Larry Hubatka

About Larry Larry Hubatka is a General Manager for the Marketing and Creative Agency, Tiny Horse. He has provided more than 20 years of creative and strategic leadership for many of the largest companies, nonprofits, and ministries in America. His interests include 90s rock, the Seattle Seahawks, art, family roadtrips, and Jesus. Larry, his wife Kelly, and their 4 girls live in Charlotte, NC.Today we Talked About:Culture work culture Home Culture How COVID-19 has changed some things Leaders...


AGL 155: The Innovator’s Spirit with Chuck Swoboda

About Chuck Chuck Swoboda is Innovator-in-residence at Marquette University, President of Cape Point Advisors, and the retired Chairman and CEO of Cree, Inc. He serves on several company boards and is author of The Innovator’s Spirit and host of the Innovators on Tap podcast.At Cree, Chuck he helped lead the company from $6 million in revenue to over $1.6 billion as they started the LED Lighting Revolution that led to the obsolescence of traditional light bulbs. Chuck is a co-inventor on 25...


AGL 154: Leadership Tough Love with Timothy Lupfer

About Timothy Tim Lupfer’s dark secret is that he grew up in New Jersey. Once you get around the New Jersey jokes, his life is pretty interesting. He entered West Point at the age of 17 in 1968, and four years later he graduated first in his class. He entered an army whose culture had been severely damaged by the tumult of the recently ended Vietnam War. He served in various combat-ready units in the US and Germany, and he attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, where he studied...


AGL 153: One in a Billion with John Hittler

About John “How were you able to pull that off?”This question follows John a lot, in his professional, personal, and charitable endeavors. John specializes in creating seemingly impossible outcomes, whether transforming a struggling team to become the top performer, or engaging an audience with his playful, interactive, life-changing style. His belief is simple: we are each endowed with one Genius Talent, different than any other person on the planet. John uses his genius to create seemingly...


AGL 152: Bill Treasurer and Coach Havlick

About Bill Treasurer Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously.The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of ArroganceBill is considered the originator of the new organizational development practice of “courage-building.” Bill is the author of the internationally bestselling book, Courage Goes to Work. The book provides practical strategies...


AGL 151: Financial Well-Being with Wayne Titus III

About Wayne Wayne Titus understands how entrepreneurs live and breathe their businesses. That’s because Wayne comes from an entrepreneurial family. As a boy, he watched his dad work 70+ hours a week at his Cadillac/Oldsmobile business, and later worked beside his father — first as a mechanic’s apprentice; later, selling cars and working in the finance and insurance department, and finally, as general manager.Wayne became an entrepreneur himself in the early 2000s, founding AMDG Financial and...


AGL 150: Culture is Everything with Tristan White

About Tristan Tristan White is the founder & CEO of The Physio Co, a unique healthcare business that ranked #1 on BRW’s list of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work in 2014. The Physio Co has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years (2009-2018), along with being named one of the Best Workplaces in Asia from 2015-2018.Tristan believes we spend such a huge part of our lives working that we have to find a way to enjoy it. In his book Culture is Everything: The...


AGL 149: Being Promotable with Dr. David Arrington

About David David's stated mission is to impact an entire generation of leaders. In his spare time, Dr. David Arrington enjoys watching movies, TV shows and, listening to great music. When he's not watching a great (or terrible) movie, noddin' his head to old school rap, or spending time with his family, he coaches and practices transformational leadership. David holds a doctorate in strategic leadership, which he puts to good use in his coaching practice. With over 15 years of leadership...


AGL 148: Kim Bohr

About Kim Kim Bohr is the CEO of The Innovare Group, a company renowned for diagnosing and repairing organizational and leadership disconnects. She works with companies and leaders to help them assess, align, and accelerate their strategic priorities that impact talent, execution, and business growth.As the founder and chief strategist of The Innovare Group, her mission is to make business better from the inside out. With over 20 years of experience as a cross-functional leader and executive...


AGL 147: Coach John Havlik – Former Navy Seal

About Coach The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance CAPT John “Coach” Havlik, U.S. Navy SEAL (Retired), led special operations teams around the world during his 31-year naval career, to include the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, the SEAL’s most elite operational unit. CAPT Havlik was a nationally-ranked swimmer, and is a member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame and Mountaineer Legends Society, WVU's Ring of Honor equivalent. Born in...


AGL 146: Working Remote with Gonçalo Silva CTO of Doist

About Gonçalo Gonçalo Silva is obsessed with building the workplace of the future. That's why he joined Doist almost a decade ago, and it's why he remains there today as CTO, helping to build tools like Todoist and Twist that help over 13 million people worldwide be more productive.Today we talked About:History with technology Doist Growth Remote work Leading remotely Motivating Remote TeamsMission On-boarding Remote Employees Managing IndependenceCommunication for tech leaders Ownership...


AGL 145: Respectful Leadership with Gregg Ward

About Gregg Gregg Ward is the CEO of the Gregg Ward Group, a management consulting, training and coaching firm that focuses on helping leaders develop their Respectful Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Executive Presence skills. For over 25 years, Gregg has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 organizations around the world to inspire respect and leadership, emphasizing the measurable, bottom-line benefits they bring to leaders and their organizations. Gregg is also the Founder & Executive...


AGL 144: Future Proof with Diana Wu David

About Diana Diana Wu David is the author of Future Proof: Reinventing Work in an Age of Acceleration and works with global leaders to enhance their ability to adapt, contribute, collaborate and grow. Formerly an executive with Financial Times, she is also an adjunct professor at Hong Kong University Business School and EMBA Global program focused on leadership and interpersonal dynamics. Her clients have included the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the World Bank, Expedia, AXA, Randstad and...


AGL 143: Leadership from a SEAL with Dan Mulroy of 373 North Leadership

About Dan Dan Mulroy spent 14 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL working the most elite individuals there are in the military. Amongst these elite few, he saw how effective leadership and teamwork can enable you to accomplish any mission, no matter the odds. After leaving the military, he saw how these same principles, and the lack thereof, affected an organizations' abilities to accomplish their own missions.As a leadership and business coach, Dan is devoted to bringing the knowledge, skills and...


AGL 142: The Self-Evolved Leader with Dave McKeown

About Dave Dave McKeown helps individuals, teams, and organizations achieve excellence by doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well. He is the CEO of Outfield Leadership and author of the upcoming book The Self-Evolved Leader - Elevate Your Focus and Develop Your People in a World That Refuses to Slow Down. He has a wealth of experience in connecting individual and team performance to improved business results with a particular focus on fast-growing, complex organizations. Dave started...


AGL 141: Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey

About Charlie Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. He is internationally recognized as a thought leader on productivity, planning, strategy, and leadership for creative people.Charlie is the author of the forthcoming Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done (Sounds True, September 2019) and The Small Business Life Cycle and is widely cited in media...


AGL 140: Paul Powers, Co-founder of Physna

About PaulPaul Powers is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Physna, Inc.In 2019, Powers was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the United States as a Forbes 30 Under 30 winner.Powers has been featured in publications around the world including Forbes and Fortune, various news programs such as Lou Dobbs of Fox Business and dozens of others. Paul Powers has presented on the TED Talk stage, at various...


AGL 139: Alexa is Stealing Your Job with Rhonda Scarf

About Rhonda Insightful ... humorous ... entertaining ... even contagious ... words that are often used to describe Rhonda Scharf. A speaker with the uncanny ability to look at the normal and see something quite different.Rhonda is a Professional Speaker and member of the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame, Trainer and Author, based in Ottawa Canada. She has spoken to tens of thousands of people in dozens of different countries.She knows how to make you laugh and she knows how to get you to...


AGL 138: Laurel Lau – Six Atlas

About Laurel Laurel Lau is a digital nomad and executive coach, as well as founder of Six Atlas, where she activates organizations to disrupt stagnant business models and take advantage of innovation for immediate impact and competitive advantage. Born in Hong Kong but educated in the United States, Laurel has spent her life navigating changing environments and cultural expectations. Her mission today of helping organizations shift and adjust against rapid innovation & changing technology...