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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...


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...


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...


The Ken Blanchard Companies, Co-Founder, Ken Blanchard | Episode #18

We are honored to have Ken Blanchard as our guest on the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast. Ken is a leadership and management expert and has written over 60 books. Don't miss this rich dialogue as our host David Novak has Ken share his leadership journey and the key learnings he wants to pass on to you.


Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, CEO, Denny Post | Episode #17

In addition to her role as CEO of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Denny Post serves on the board of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and Blue Dog Bakery, a $20M natural dog treat company. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and social sciences from Trinity University and a Certificate from Wharton Executive Education School of Business in Strategy and Management. Enjoy this rich conversation between Denny Post and host Gregg Dedrick on this episode of oGoInsider Leadership...


Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Senior Managing Prinicpal, Jimmy Dunne | Episode #16

Our special guest on this episode of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast is Jimmy Dunne, Senior Managing Principal of Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. Mr. Dunne also heads the firm’s Executive Committee. Sandler O’Neill is the largest independent full-service investment banking firm focused on the financial services sector.


CEO, Yum! China, Micky Pant | Early Access Leadership Podcast

Learn about Micky's leadership journey and his remarkable insights that will be applicable for every leader. Host David Novak, asks Micky about how is younger years impacted his leadership style and what leadership lessons he believes are the most important for leaders to go from good to great.


PepsiCo, Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi Part 2 | Episode #14

This is part two of our dynamic oGoInsider Leadership Podcast with special guest Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico. In its global food and beverage portfolio, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola. With more than $63 billion in annual net revenue, PepsiCo makes hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout...


Callaway Golf, SVP Marketing, Harry Arnett | Episode #12

Harry Arnett, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Callaway Golf, is our guest for episode #12 of the oGoInsider Leadership Podcast with David Novak. Hear how Harry's upbringing shaped his leadership style and his learnings from his current role leading the marketing for Callaway Golf, one of the world's top golf brands. Harry is also the President of Ogio International a company specializing in travel gear, clothing and more. You don't want to miss this fascinating conversation between...


University of Louisville Physicians, CEO, Dr. Gerard Rabalais | Episode #11

Special guest, Dr. Gerard Rabalais, CEO of the University of Louisville Physicians, discusses his leadership journey and his role as both a physician and an executive physician. Listen to Dr. Rabalais's perspective on leadership and his insights that are relevant for any field or industry.


Mike Rawlings, 61st Mayor of Dallas, Texas | Episode #10

Mike Rawlings came to Dallas in 1976 with a couple hundred dollars in his pocket and plans to work as a radio reporter. He didn’t think he’d stay long. But over the next four decades, Rawlings proved that Dallas is truly a city of opportunity. He eventually became the 61st Mayor of Dallas, Texas. You don't want to miss this conversation between Mayor Rawlings and David Novak, host of this episode of the oGoInsider Podcast. Get the Podcast Power Notes:...


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