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Lonnie Ali, Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Muhammad Ali Center | #053

Today’s guest is Lonnie Ali, the wife of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali. Lonnie is an incredible leader who has devoted her life to making the world a better place. In 1992, Lonnie incorporated and served as Vice President and treasurer of Greatest of All Time, Inc. or (G.O.A.T). Today she is a lifetime director and vice chair of the Muhammad Ali Center, a non-profit museum and cultural center that she and her husband opened in 2005. Lonnie Ali has been active in various charitable causes...


Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo North America | #52

Today’s guest is PepsiCo North America CEO, Al Carey. Al is a 35-year PepsiCo veteran. He is responsible for leading PepsiCo Beverages, Frito-Lay and Quaker Foods in North America. Al Carey is well-known for his passion for customers and frontline associates, and has practiced servant leadership throughout his career. He is on the board of directors of The Home Depot and the Food Marketing Institute.


Matt Case, CEO of Luminas International, LLC | #51

At 28, Matt Case is an entrepreneur and CEO of Luminas International. Matt is an exceptional leader who has started and led multiple companies before the age of 30. In today's podcast you'll learn how Matt dreams big and uses innovative technology to make a positive difference in the world.


Margaret Duffy, Professor of Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism | #50

Margaret Duffy is a professor of Strategic Communication at the Missouri School of Journalism. She is also the Executive Director of the Novak Leadership Institute. The institute offers an innovative approach to leadership education uniquely rooted in the principles of strategic communication and advertising. Dr. Duffy is the founder and Executive Director of MOJO Ad™, a student-staffed advertising agency specializing in the Youth and Young Adult market (YAYA™) serving national clients...


Steve Holmes, Chairman of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham Destinations, Inc. | #49

Stephen P. Holmes served as chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide since its introduction in 2006. Following the recent spin-off of that company’s hotel business in June 2018, Mr. Holmes now serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for both Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the world’s largest hotel franchising company, and Wyndham Destinations, Inc., the world’s largest vacation ownership and vacation exchange company. Over the course of his tenure as Chairman and CEO of Wyndham...


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 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 healthy, 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 | #028

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 | #027

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...


ITT, CEO & President, Denise Ramos | #25

Denise Ramos, CEO & President of ITT, Inc. is our special guest on episode #25 of the oGoInsider Podcast. Host David Novak discusses leadership lessons and other keen business insights with Denise. Hear Denise's perspectives on when it is time to make changes in your career and what she is doing to keep her company successful in a very competitive industry.


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...


Ace Hardware Corporation, President & CEO, John Venhuizen | #23

John Venhuizen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware Corporation. Venhuizen, 47, is a 25-year veteran of Ace. Hear about his career journey and leadership insights on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast.


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...