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Stories from powerful leaders on what it takes to unlock team potential


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Stories from powerful leaders on what it takes to unlock team potential






The secrets of leading a successful team: Doug Kofoid | CEO, EDITED

Doug Kofoid, the CEO of EDITED, a global leader in retail intelligence, has had a myriad of experiences leading and scaling successful teams. Before Edited, Doug ran DialogTech and led them through a successful exit. In today’s conversation, Doug dives deep into his varied experience to pull out some common traits that you can use to help your team succeed.


Examining the stages of psychological safety: Dr. Timothy R. Clark | Founder & CEO; Author, LeaderFactor

In this episode, Dr. Timothy R. Clark, Founder and CEO of LeaderFactor, and international authority in the fields of psychological safety and innovation, large-scale change & transformation, and senior leadership development, explores the stages of psychological safety in an organization and its relationship to vulnerability. Dr. Clark is the author of five books, including his new best-seller, The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation.


Creating career portfolios not paths: Caroline Werner | Chief People Officer, LogicGate

In this episode, Caroline Werner, the Chief People Officer at LogicGate, a fast scaling organization that provides a modern risk management platform for enterprise businesses, discusses the concept of career journeys or portfolios and how they create a common language for top talent in your organization. We dive a mile deep into the benefits, the challenges, and the way a good career journey supports the future growth of your business.


Removing the barriers to change: Loran Nordgren | Author; Professor at Kellogg School of Management

In this episode, Loran Nordgren, Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and author of the bestselling book The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance that Awaits New Ideas, explores why change often fails and how we can make change more aerodynamic by focusing on the barriers to change. Loran’s mission is to use behavioral science to make leaders and organizations better.


Why People Operations matter: Celia Balson | Founder & CEO, Work Friendly

In this episode, Celia Balson, the Founder & CEO of WorkFriendly, a people-first consulting agency that provides HR, recruiting and training support for companies as small as two people all the way up to Fortune 100 organizations, shares valuable insights she’s garnered from both her experience as a People Leader and helping organizations think and create their own people experience.


Building great teams: Ann Wauters | Keynote Speaker, Pro Athlete, Assistant Coach, WNBA Chicago Sky

In this episode, basketball champion Ann Wauters shares her lessons and experiences on what makes a great team - and she should know, as she’s played on many successful teams in her 20 year playing career. Now the assistant coach of the WNBA Chicago Sky, Ann mentors and coaches younger players. Ann shares her stories and lessons on what it takes to lead and be a part of high performing successful teams, both on the court and in the office.


Recognizing Women in Sustainability {a Panel Discussion}

Women have made great strides in driving corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability; in fact, more female corporate leaders are found in sustainability governance than other corporate leadership roles. As sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) become more important for organizations, many women are leading the way to a more sustainable future. In honor of the intersection of Women’s HIstory Month and Earth Month, RTB Leadership Coach Kimberly Flood...


Why setting context matters: Peter Geiregat | Chief People Officer, TVH

In this episode, Peter Geiregat, the Chief People Officer at TVH, a global leader in parts and accessories with over 5,000 employees worldwide, shares his lessons with us and goes a layer deeper in sharing how he actually puts those lessons into practice with his team. Peter's journey has ranged from law school to nonprofit work in Eastern Europe, to the tech sector. As the former Chief People Officer of Showpad, all of this has played a role in teaching him lessons about life and what it...


Why being an authentic leader matters: Winnie Park | CEO, Forever 21

In this episode Winnie Park, the new CEO of Forever 21, shares both her vulnerability and her humanity in the journey to become the leader she is today. Winnie, who has had an impressive career as a brand builder for two decades, goes deeper as she talks about how to build trust in teams, why relationship building is so important, and how a leader needs to show curiosity and humility.


Banishing burnout by creating a culture of well-being: Kaitlyn Lyons | Executive Well-Being & Burnout Coach

When you are burnt out, the simplest task can seem like a mountain to scale. Executive Well-Being and Burnout Coach Kaitlyn Lyons experienced it firsthand; always a top performer in her career in the corporate world, one day, she just couldn’t muster the interest or enthusiasm she once had in her work. After making the appropriate changes in her life, she now enables others to recognize and heal from their own burnout.


A playbook for People Operations: Jim Conti | Talent Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Jim Conti, Talent Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners, shares his knowledge and experience in building and growing people operations at two fast growing software startups at dScout and Sprout Social. In his role, Jim provides strategic talent support and consulting to the firm and their portfolio companies. Jim talks about why it’s important to make clarity an integral part of your company’s culture and why taking a human-based approach to People Operations is a game changer.


Measure what matters in your organization: Mike Tassone | Co-Founder & COO, Own Up

In this episode, Mike Tassone, the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Own Up, talks about how a desire for more transparency in the home lending process led to a company built on the idea that technology can simplify the home financing process for consumers. Mike talks about the importance of measuring what matters and being intentional about what you say yes to and what you say no to in your work.


Building support for Black wellness: Ryan Mundy | Founder and CEO, Alkeme Health

In this episode, Ryan Mundy, former Super Bowl winning NFL player and tech investor, discusses his many past lives that have led him to where he is today as the the founder and CEO of Alkeme Health, a digital health startup rooted in black wellness, Before starting Alkeme, Ryan co-founded SWZLE, which was acquired back in October of 2020 and was also the managing director of Techlete. Ryan talks about his career as an athlete, his exploration of finding his identity when sports ends and his...


RTB Coaches‘ Corner: Shiri Bade

In this episode, Raise The Bar Coach Shiri Bade talks about how to best give and receive negative feedback and prepare for difficult conversations. Feedback is a gift, even the negative type, and it’s important to set your mind properly to receive it.


On creating a better workplace: Aaron Levy | Founder & CEO, Raise The Bar

As Raise The Bar celebrates its 5th anniversary, the tables are turned. Founder and CEO Aaron Levy is interviewed by RTB's Head of Marketing and talks about his WHY, the evolution of their science-backed training methodology, and his role in helping create the future of a better workplace.


RTB Coaches‘ Corner | Kimberly Flood

Raise The Bar Coach Kimberly Flood, a transformational coach and organizational development consultant with nearly two decades of Fortune 500 work experience, talks about how to build resilience in yourself and in your team.


RTB Coaches' Corner | Natalie Guillen

Welcome to the Raise The Bar Coaches’ Corner, a new feature where our Head of Marketing interviews our coaches to gain tips, insights and strategies. In this episode, Natalie Guillen talks about the messiness of learning new skills and why leaders need a support system. Natalie is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach thru The Co-Active Training Institute, with over 15 years of experience working with some of the biggest brands including Google, PayPal, and Wells Fargo, helping companies...


On disrupting and being disrupted: Dr. Ari Levy | Founder & CEO, SHIFT (Life)

Dr. Ari Levy, Founder & CEO of an organization that is disrupting the traditional healthcare system, is a Doctor and MBA, a Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree, a personal mentor, friend and my brother. Ari has been laser focused on working to fix a broken healthcare system and now in his second business, SHIFT (Life), he has made strides in developing a model for just that. In today’s episode, Ari talks to us about the SHIFT model and how he’s been able to grow his business and team despite the...


Re-imagining our institutions: Dorie Blesoff | Former Chief People Officer & Talent Advisor, Relativity

Dorie Blesoff, the former Chief People Officer and Talent Advisor at Relativity, joined Relativity when they had 200 people and helped the company grow and evolve to where they are today at around 1,200 employees around the world. Dorie is also Adjunct Faculty at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, a role she’s been in for over 20 years. Dorie is deeply passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about the future of work, social and racial justice, and its role in...


Building a diverse and inclusive workplace: Shaniqua Davis | Founder & CEO, Noirefy

In this episode, Shaniqua Davis, the Founder & CEO of Noirefy, a diversity advancement platform that connects diverse professionals with high growth companies, discusses how Noirefy was born out of her own encounters with bias during a job search. Shaniqua talks about how they consult with companies to build out structures to help tear down the barriers to a more diverse and inclusive workplace.