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Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor at Large for Fortune Magazine | #040

Geoff Colvin is an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on today's most significant trends in business. As a longtime editor and columnist for FORTUNE, he has become one of America's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, globalization, wealth creation, the infotech revolution, and related issues. Geoff’s latest book is Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will. Amid rising anxiety over the advance of technology and...


Donna Barton Brothers, COO, Starlight Racing and NBC Sports Commentator | #039

Donna Barton Brothers was born into horse racing. As “Donna Barton”, Barton rode races from 1987 to 1998 and retired in 1998 as the second leading female jockey in the United States by money earned. She won 1,130 races. In 1999 she began commentating for television coverage of horse racing and in 2000 covered the Breeders’ Cup Championships for NBC Sports. She has covered Horse Racing, Show Jumping, Bull Riding and other horse sports for NBC and NBCSN since 2000 and, during that time, has...


Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK’s Sporting Goods | Leadership Podcast #038

Ed Stack is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DICK’s Sporting Goods since 1984. He leads the largest, full-service sporting goods retailer in the country. Ed Stack has led this Fortune 500 Corporation through a remarkable period of growth from just two stores in upstate New York to 713 DICK’s Sporting Good’s stores, 98 Golf Galaxy stores and 35 Field & Stream stores. Mr. Stack’s recognitions and awards include: 1997, Sports Executive Visionary of the Year, Sports Style Magazine;...


Chef Edward Lee - Food, Culture and a Recipe for Leadership | #037

Edward Lee is the author of Smoke & Pickles and Buttermilk Graffiti; chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky; and culinary director of Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland, and Penn Quarter, Washington, DC. He appears frequently in print and on television, including earning an Emmy nomination for his role in the Emmy Award–winning series The Mind of a Chef. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented.


Jonathan Blum, Public Affairs and Entrepreneurship | #036

Today's guest is Jonathan Blum. Jonathan is a self professed workaholic and entrepreneur, whose accomplished career reflects his tremendous energy, creativity and tactical leadership. He served in the Carter White House, working directly for the president. He spent time in Asia working for Ogilvy and Mather public affairs as the Asia Pacific regional director. He finally landed at YUM brands and served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Public Affairs & Global Nutrition Officer, and took...


Carol Loomis, Trailblazer in Financial Journalism | #035

Carol Loomis is one of the best Financial Journalists of our time. Her six-decade career with Fortune Magazine began in 1954 as a researcher until her retirement in 2014 as Fortune Magazine’s senior editor at large. Along the way, she blazed a trail for women journalists, wrote a famous article about Alfred W Jones that coined the term “hedge fund” and became close friends with a little-known Omaha investor named Warren Buffett.


Tressie Lieberman: Marketing for Start-ups & Going Beyond Expectations | #034

Tressie Lieberman is a rising leader in the marketing world. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at the start up Snap Kitchen charged with taking the brand to the next level. She was formerly at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut leading their digital efforts and well known social media campaigns. Her professional journey reveals her ability to scale the corporate ladder while maintaining a focus on the importance of leadership.


Rory McIlroy: Staying Hungry & Inspirational Leadership | Part 2, #033

This is Part 2 of our podcast with guest, Rory Mcilroy. Rory is from from Northern Ireland and is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, (setting a tournament record score of −16), 2012 PGA Championship (with a tournament record margin of victory (8 strokes)), 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and...


Rory McIlroy: Beginnings, Golf & Leadership | Part 1, #032

Today's guest is professional golfer, Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open, (setting a tournament record score of −16), 2012 PGA Championship (with a tournament record margin of victory (8 strokes)), 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. Along with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth he...


Larry Senn discusses how to create high performing cultures | #031

Today’s guest is Dr. Larry Senn. Larry is a pioneer in the field of corporate culture. He is the chairman and co-founder of Senn-Delany, a leadership consulting group that created a transformational process to assist leaders in creating healthy, high-performing cultures. Larry Senn has extensive experience working with top leaders at different organizations in a wide range of industries. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California Executive MBA Program and is often...


Tom O'Keefe: Leadership in advertising and Heartwiring a creative culture | #030

Tom O'Keefe is the founder and CEO of O'Keefe Reinhard & Paul, a creative advertising agency located in Chicago’s West Loop. OKRP is the 2015 recipient of Advertising Age’s prestigious Small Agency of the Year Award. Learn about how Tom Heartwires a creative culture while hardwiring success for his clients on this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with host, David Novak.


Larry Bossidy, retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell | #029

Lawrence A. Bossidy is the retired Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International Inc., a global $40-billion advanced technology, controls and manufacturing company. Mr. Bossidy is the co-author of the best-selling book Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done and its sequel Confronting Reality: Master the New Model For Success. You will want to hear Mr. Bossidy's wisdom and leadership insights on this episode of the oGoLead Leadership Podcast with David Novak.


Jan Helson, Learn how to discover your superpower to ignite good | #28

After selling Golden Foods/Golden Brands in 2011 at the age of 51, Jan Helson committed her Second-Act to using her business skills and resources to create Global Game Changers Children’s Student Empowerment Program, a nonprofit organization that she co-founded with her daughter Rachel Annette. Global Game Changers, modeled after their children’s book Global Game Changers is dedicated to teaching elementary school age youth that no matter how young they are and no matter where they come...


Charles O'Connell, Founder & CEO Fitscript | #27

In the fall of 2013, Charlie O'Connell opened the Fitscript GLUCOSEZONE Center, a unique facility dedicated to diabetes, exercise, and developing multi-media content related to exercise, diabetes metrics, and integrated data from bio-metric devices. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at Yale New Haven Hospital in the fall of 1996, Charlie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (’02) where he was a two-sport varsity athlete (Football and Track and Field), as well as high school...


Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, LLC, Owner & CEO, Junior Bridgeman | #026

Mr. Bridgeman graduated from the University of Louisville where he was a three-year letter winner and starter on the men's basketball team. From 1975 to 1987 Mr Bridgeman played in the NBA where he began and finished his career with the Milwaukee Bucks and a stint with the Los Angeles Clippers from 1983 to 1986. Following his professional basketball career Mr. Bridgeman was the owner and chief executive officer of various companies operating over 450 restaurants in 20 states. Most recently...


Bob Russell, Pastor, Teacher, Author | #24

At just twenty-two years of age, Bob Russell became the pastor of Southeast Christian Church. That small congregation of 120 members became one of the largest churches in America, with 18,000 people attending the three worship services every weekend in 2006 when Bob retired. Now through Bob Russell Ministries, Bob continues to preach at churches and conferences throughout the United States, provide guidance for church leadership, mentor other ministers and author Bible study videos for use...


Center For NonProfit Excellence, CEO, Greg Nielsen | #22

Hear our guest, Greg Nielsen, CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence share his leadership insights on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. Greg has served as CEO since 2015 and has more than a decade of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining CNPE, he was the Executive Director for Green Hill Therapy, a nonprofit specializing in rehabilitative care for children with special needs. During his tenure, his strategic vision and innovative...


John "Spider" Miller, Captain, U.S.A. Walker Cup Team | #21

John "Spider" Miller is an American amateur golfer. He represented the United States in the 1999 Walker Cup and was captain of the United States team in 2015 and 2017. He won the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 1996 and 1998. In addition to Spider's love of golf he is owner of Best Beers, Inc. He has served as partner, manager and board member of multiple companies in banking, real-estate, timber, healthcare and private investment. His participation in amateur golf and diverse businesses give Spider a...


Panera Bread Co., President, Blaine Hurst | Episode #20

Blaine Hurst is President of Panera, LLC. He leads Panera’s restaurant business, including Operations , Food & Culinary, Marketing, Customer Loyalty & 1:1 Marketing, Design, Customer Experience, Insights & Analytics, eCommerce, Technology, Catering, Delivery and Customer Services teams. Hurst joined Panera in late 2010 to begin the Panera 2.0 initiative, an enhanced guest experience enabled by technology but rooted in operational integrity. In 2014, he launched Panera’s Delivery...


Honeywell, Executive Chairman, Dave Cote | #19

Dave Cote is Executive Chairman of Honeywell. He was Honeywell’s Chairman and CEO from 2002 until 2017. Under Cote as CEO, Honeywell delivered strong growth in sales, earnings per share, segment profit, and cash flow. Honeywell had share price appreciation of more than 380% and a total share owner return of more than 575%, which is 2.5 times greater than the S&P 500 during that same timeframe. Honeywell’s market cap grew from $20 billion in 2003 to about $100 billion in 2017. Join our host...