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KL016: A Hidden Figure

John J. Perry 2018 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction A Hidden Figure Episode Summary Have you seen the movie “Hidden Figures?” In this episode I interview the 2018 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction. I planned the episode to discuss the designation he earned but then the conversation took a different turn. We had a riveting discussion about John Perry’s role at NASA during the 1960’s and his later work in leadership development where he helps people recall...


KL015: EXACTLY What to Say

Phil M. Jones International Business Speaker, Author of Exactly What to Say, Exactly How to Sell and Exactly Where to Start EXACTLY What to Say Episode Summary Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wish you knew Exactly What to Say? Would it make you a better spouse, parent or leader? In this episode, Phil Jones, the expert with magic words, tells us how we can know “EXACTLY What to Say” so we can change our words and change our world. Bio Phil M. Jones has made it his...


KL014: Accessibility, Inclusion and Leadership

Haben Girma Disability Rights Lawyer and Speaker Author of Haben—The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law Accessibility, Inclusion and Leadership Episode Summary Haben Girma is the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. In this episode, we discuss Haben’s coming new book and her advocacy for equal opportunities for people with disabilities and why it matters for leaders. Bio The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben Girma advocates...


KL013: Writing Clearly

Bob Dean Collaborator, Innovator, Career Mentor Writing Clearly In this episode, Bob and I discuss the link between writing clearly and leadership. Robert (Bob) Dean, CPA, has over 25 years’ experience focused on strategy and innovation in learning and talent development. Bob has served as a Chief Learning Officer and a global learning leader for the past two decades, and now Dean Learning & Talent Advisors LLC serves as a trusted collaboration advisor to clients focused on learning and...


KL012: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs

Connie Pheiff CEO, Pheiff Group, Podcast Producer and Host Lifestyle Entrepreneurs In this episode we discuss what it means to be a Lifestyle Entrepreneur and why it might be interesting to leaders. From cleaning houses to filling houses, Connie Pheiff, Philanthropist, Social Venture Entrepreneur, and #BeyondMeToo Activist is the Jewel in the Crown of the Pheiff Group, Inc. With her distinctive voice audiences everywhere know her. She is blessed from her work as a corporate CEO,...


KL011: Moments Matter

Dave Sanderson Inspirational Survivor, TEDx Speaker and Author Moments Matter Episode Summary In this episode, I interview Dave Sanderson the last passenger off “The Miracle on the Hudson” flight on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson not only survived the “crash” but also started to realize that the moments that made up his life prepared him for what was about to happen. Bio Dave Sanderson was a top sales producer in every company he worked for and on January 15th, 2009 was on a business...


KL010: Be Your Customer's Hero

Adam Toporek Customer Service Expert, Keynote Speaker, Author, Podcast Host, Trainer and Strategic Advisor Be Your Customer’s Hero Adam Toporek is an internationally-recognized customer experience expert, keynote speaker, and customer service trainer who helps organizations transform their relationships with their customers through better strategy, training, and communication. A third-generation entrepreneur with extensive experience in retail, wholesale, franchising, and small business,...


KL009: Crisis Ready

Melissa Agnes Crisis Management Keynote Speaker, Advisor, Author of "Crisis Ready" Crisis Ready: In this episode we discuss the importance of staying ready, so you don't have to get ready, when a crisis inevitably comes. Author of Crisis Ready: Building an Invincible Brand in an Uncertain World, Melissa Agnes is a leading authority on crisis preparedness, reputation management, and brand protection. Agnes is a coveted speaker, commentator, and advisor to some of today's leading...


KL008: Catalysts of Culture

Julie Ann Sullivan Speaker, International Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host and Business Culture Expert Catalysts of Culture: In this episode we discuss the importance of culture on workplace performance. Julie Ann works with companies to catapult their culture through improved communication, creativity and compassion. The result is accelerated business growth. Julie Ann is an international best-selling author. Her newest book, Catalysts of Culture – How Visionary Leaders Activate the...


KL007: Be a Force Multiplier

Tony Chatman Keynote Speaker, Corporate Relationship Expert, Certified Speaking Professional, Author and Bias Disrupter The Force Multiplier: In this episode we discuss the importance of being a Force Multiplier and Unconscious Bias. Tony has worked with hundreds of corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Secret Service, Chase Bank, Estee Lauder, N.O.A.A. and N.A.S.A. to help people reach new heights of effectiveness by understanding themselves and others better. As a...


KL006: Leadership and the Law

Christina Martini Partner and Co-National Hiring Partner, McDermott Will & Emery/“Legal Face-Off” WGN Radio Host/ “Paradigm Shift with Christina Martini” Radio Show Host Leadership and the Law Christina (Tina) L. Martini is a partner with McDermott Will & Emery and serves as the firm’s Co-National Hiring Partner. She focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising, unfair competition and...


KL005: Doerr Institute for New Leaders

Tom Kolditz Founding Executive Managing Director, The Doerr Institute for New Leaders Doerr Institute for New Leaders 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. Serving all 6200 students at Rice, the Doerr Institute is among the largest leader development enterprises in Texas. Formerly teaching at the Yale School of Management, he...


KL004: Cracking the Curiosity Code

Diane Hamilton CEO of Tonerra, Creator of Curiosity Code Index, Speaker, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Cracking the Curiosity Code Dr. Diane Hamilton is a nationally syndicated radio host, speaker, moderator, consultant, and author. She is the former MBA Program Chair at the Forbes School of Business. She is the author of multiple books including Cracking the Curiosity Code: The Key to Unlocking Human Potential. She is the creator of the Curiosity Code Index® assessment. Her...


KL003: The Hero Factor

Jeffrey Hayzlett Chairman, Host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives LIVE on C-Suite TV The Hero Factor Jeffrey Hayzlett is the primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives LIVE on C-Suite TV and is the host of the award-winning All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, Hall of Fame speaker, Chairman and CEO of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of...


KL002: Becoming Limitless

Laura Gassner Otting Founder and Chief Catalyzing Officer, Limitless Possibility Becoming Limitless Laura speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic...


KL001: Master the Art of Connecting

Lou Diamond Founder & CEO, Thrive Master the Art of Connecting Lou Diamond is an energetic, humorous and inspirational speaker, business development strategist and performance mentor. For over 25 years he has delivered winning tactics that have increased results of leading performers from companies all over the world. He is the CEO of THRIVE, a company focused on helping brands become even more amazing through the power of connecting. When he isn’t speaking or working on his top-rated...


KL000: Welcome to the Keep Leading!™ Podcast

Organizations who want to accelerate the development of emerging leaders call Eddie Turner, The Leadership Excelerator®. He has been described as “The Consummate Friendly Professional” and has worked for several of the world’s “most admired companies.” He is passionate about working with leaders to “Accelerate Performance and Drive Impact!”® through the power of coaching, facilitation and speaking. Eddie is a C-Suite Network Advisor and a national media commentator who holds international...