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Episode 035: Steve Johnson | Alliance STL

9/10/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Steve Johnson, president and CEO at Alliance STL, talks leadership with Nick Riashi. Steve shares why alignment within a team can be such a challenge, and how unquestionable integrity is a leader’s strongest asset. His authentic take on leadership development and advice for emerging leaders are both must-hear […]

Duration:00:14:19

Episode 034: Mike Bennett | Avenue Advisory Group

9/3/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Mike Bennett, founding partner at Avenue Advisory Group, joins Nick Riashi. Mike dives deep on the importance of empowering others, as well as how the New Zealand All Blacks have taught him powerful lessons about humility and staying grounded. He also shares why he’s adamant about owning his […]

Duration:00:13:59

Episode 033: Tracye McDaniel | TIP Strategies

8/27/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Tracye McDaniel, president at TIP Strategies, joins Nick Riashi. They dive deep into the impact of technology and AI on today’s workforce, as well as why Tracye believes a 100-day plan is so important. She also shares her insights on mentors and why resilience and hope are defining […]

Duration:00:21:18

Episode 032: Kathy Mussio | Atlas Insight

8/20/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Kathy Mussio of Atlas Insight talks with Carla Sones about her journey from the music industry to site selection. Kathy dives deep on the importance of culture and hiring the right people, as well as why listening is such an important skill to have as a leader and […]

Duration:00:25:11

Episode 031: Ron Kitchens | Southwest Michigan First

8/13/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ron Kitchens, ceo and senior partner at Southwest Michigan First joins Carla Sones. Ron shares his insights on the need for learning faster than ever before, and why fearful leadership can quickly derail a career. Ron also has great advice relating to the distinction between coveting vs. calling. […]

Duration:00:29:42

Episode 030: Justin Bickle | Columbus 2020

8/6/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Justin Bickle, managing director of client services and project management at Columbus 2020, talks leadership with Nick Riashi. Justin dives into why empathy and awareness are key skills in his leadership style. He also talks about how being unaccepting to change is a hindrance to good leadership, though […]

Duration:00:18:49

Episode 029: Josh Bays | Site Selection Group

7/30/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Josh Bays, partner at Site Selection Group, joins Carla Sones on today’s show. Josh and Carla talk about the effect of the intense divisiveness in today’s society, and why Josh believes having a heightened sense of self-awareness is a pivotal quality for people in a leadership position. Josh […]

Duration:00:16:18

Episode 028: Margaret O’Riley | Duke Energy

7/23/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Margarety O’Riley, business recruiter for Duke Energy, joins Nick Riashi on today’s show. Margaret shares insight on why tariffs are challenging economic development right now. She talks about why the ability to collaborate alongside people with competing interests is crucial to leadership, as well as why she tries […]

Duration:00:13:46

Episode 027: Gray Swoope | VisionFirst Advisors

7/16/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Gray Swoope, president and CEO at VisionFirst Advisors, talks shop with Carla Sones. Gray talks why he sees today’s constant bombardment of noise as an obstacle to trust, and how curiosity can be a double-edged sword. He dives into the danger of complacency and how often he thinks […]

Duration:00:24:51

Episode 026: James Chavez | South Carolina Power Team

7/9/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: America’s Jobs Team is back after an amazing Independence Day holiday! On this week’s show, Nick Riashi interviews James Chavez, president and CEO at South Carolina Power Team. James shares some very personal stories with deep leadership lessons. His authenticity and thoughtfulness shine through the entire interview, particularly […]

Duration:00:14:22

Episode 025: Kimm Lauterbach | REDI Cincinnati

6/25/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Kimm Lauterbach, president and CEO at REDI Cincinnati, talks with Nick Riashi about leadership. Kimm talks about how you’ll know it’s time to move on, and she shares some amazing insight about the importance of determination and compassion. Kimm candidly talks about the struggles in today’s work environment, […]

Duration:00:10:19

Episode 024: Chris Strayer | Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

6/18/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Chris Strayer, senior vice president at Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, talks with Nick Riashi about his insights on the importance of building the right team, as well as always being open to guidance and mentorship. Chris shares his thoughts on why having a plan is one of […]

Duration:00:13:07

Episode 023: Mike Harvey | Northwest Arkansas Council

6/11/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Mike Harvey, chief operating officer at Northwest Arkansas Council, joins Carla Sones on today’s episode. Their conversation dives into the advice Mike has for people that are in a leadership position for the first time, as well as why Mike thinks today’s pace of work can be a […]

Duration:00:21:20

Episode 022: Danny Chavez | McKinney Economic Development Corporation

6/4/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Today, Danny Chavez of McKinney Economic Development Corporation joins Nick Riashi on the podcast. Danny talks about how keeping an open mind is vital to staying relevant in today’s fast-paced world, and why it’s so important to make sure you have all the information before making decisions. He […]

Duration:00:19:15

Episode 021: Vivian Howard | A Chef’s Life

5/28/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ron Kitchens had the chance to do an interview with Vivian Howard of the TV show “A Chef’s Life.” Vivian’s determination to make the community where she grew up a better place to live is incredible. In today’s interview, she shares how she went from wanting nothing more […]

Duration:00:27:03

Episode 020: Ashley Cagle | Wake County Economic Development

5/21/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Ashley Cagle from Wake County Economic Development joins Nick Riashi to talk about her journey in economic development and leadership thus far. Ashley shares her advice on how to continue finding the thrill in your job, as well as how she sets boundaries that allow her to be […]

Duration:00:18:00

Episode 019: Kenny McDonald | Columbus 2020

5/14/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Kenny McDonald from Columbus 2020 joins Carla Sones to talk about all things leadership. Kenny and Carla discuss how the onslaught of information in today’s world can be a challenge, and what Kenny admires most about his team. He shares several great leadership lessons, and talks about how […]

Duration:00:20:34

Episode 018: Jeff Mayes | Consumers Energy

5/7/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Nick Riashi talks with Jeff Mayes. Jeff shares how he makes deliberate commitments to learn about things that make him uncomfortable. He talks about how he transitioned from politics to economic development and what he has learned along the way. Jeff also shares his advice on how to […]

Duration:00:20:41

Episode 017: Heidi Smith | Tennessee Valley Authority

4/30/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Heidi Smith joins Carla Sones for an interview exploring Heidi’s leadership journey. Heidi shares some great advice about leading by example, especially with regards to having a “do whatever it takes to get it done” attitude. She talks about why it’s crucial to own your mistakes and why […]

Duration:00:28:22

Episode 016: Brian Hilson | Economic Development Association of Alabama

4/23/2019
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This Week on America’s Jobs Team Podcast: Brian Hilson, Rural Development Specialist at the Economic Development Association of Alabama and former CEO at the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA), shares his insights on leadership. His passion for leading with goodwill and integrity is clear. Brian talks about the importance of being an open communicator and having […]

Duration:00:25:13