Mike Lewis left a prestigious job at Bain Capital to pursue his dream of traveling around the world to play professional squash. In the course of his journey, he interviewed hundreds of people who have made bold jumps, leaving something comfortable in pursuit of their dreams. Mike breaks down the process he went through and what you should think about if you consider making a jump.
Author, speaker, and former CIO Becky Blalock shares robust advice on how and why managing your mindset, learning how to take risks, and re-thinking failure are all core to business and career success. Becky also provides great advice about exactly how to work with a mentor, and the things she does each day to find success. As a trailblazer to the C-suite and the author of Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge, Becky shares her expertise from both her...
Danica is an expert on all things social media and shares lots of great advice on how to leverage your online presence for professional gain. She provides concrete tips for both business owners and corporate climbers. She also discusses her entrepreneurial journey and how she was able to start her wildly successful firm during a recession, while raising three kids.
Heather Ainsworth helps us to understand the importance of gender norms and perceptions and the work of the Representation Project to promote gender equality. She discusses her career committed to making the work place supportive of employees who have care giving responsibilities. She also shares practical advice on having a big career and a thriving family life.
Fresh off of the stage at Essence Fest, TV host, producer, and founder of Tai Life media company, Tai Beauchamp, takes us behind the scenes to understand the hard work, personal sacrifices, and triumphs of her glamorous, jet-set life.
Stacy Blackman describes in detail the steps she took to create a side business that wasn’t based the skills outlined on her resume, but from her lived experience. We discover how she began the company while working a job in corporate marketing and how she was empowered to leave corporate and run her business full-time after the birth of her first child. We learn how she grew the business organically to a multi-seven figure company that serves clients around the world.
John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast shares great advice on pursuing your dreams. He takes us into the thought process that led him to leave a corporate job and create his first podcast. He discusses the critical systems he put in place in order to be successful and shares concrete advice on living life on your own terms. JLD tells us more about his new endeavors including the Daily Refresh podcast and his 3 Hours to Your Big Idea training.
Doug shares personal insights into how he built his amazing career, his role in the development of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and how he and his wife balance big careers with family life.
Kate shed light on how attachment parenting affects her relationship with her kids, the responsibilities involved with adopting across racial lines, and the effects of unconscious bias in the delivery of education.
Jennifer and I discuss the never-ending list of things to manage a family, the “mental load”, so many working moms carry. Jennifer shares surprising research about who carries the load and advice on how to decrease its impact.