Episode # 16
Saray is an award-winning Mountaineer, who provides world-class Transformational Coaching to entrepreneurs, executives, business professionals, and sales teams all over the world. As an experienced business executive, she has a solid track record in some of South Africa’s leading financial institutions as an eCommerce and Loyalty Specialist. In 2019, on her fourth attempt, Saray summited Mount Everest, becoming the first Black African woman to summit Mount Everest, — a demonstration of her resilience, irrespective of her starting point and past unsuccessful attempts. Saray uses a combination of mountaineering triumphs and her ability to steer businesses to partner with organizations that are on a transformational journey to enable individuals and teams to identify their personal and business goals, explore and unleash their full potential and achieve set goals. She is the founder of summits with a purpose, an initiative that has raised funds and built physical and digital libraries in disadvantaged African schools. She believes that literacy and education has the power to change the narrative for the next generation.
Episode # 15
Most notably in the realm of sports entertainment as an NFL wide receiver, which empowers me to be active in philanthropy and mentoring. Each role I pursue stimulates my passion to better engage with people and help solve problems. As a retired-Pro NFL wide receiver, my perseverance, tenacity, and work ethic enable me to work collaboratively with customers to execute objectives and deliver success. Brandon has more than nine years of sales experience in both manufacturing and medical industries. Most recently, I represented Zimmer Biomet Spine, providing coverage, inventory management, troubleshooting, customer service, education, and follow-up for musculoskeletal procedures . Brandon is now part of the business partnerships for Careerwise Colorado, whose focus is on high school apprenticeship a European dual Education model.
Episode # 14
With 20+ years of progressive management experience, I am proven in directing operations across strategy, marketing, and new business development. Presently I am the Marketing Operations Manager for The CFO Leadership Council. I lead educational and networking events for the Boston Chapter plus work on various nationwide initiatives for the organization. My previous background spans executive leadership roles across financial services, technology, and nonprofit industries. Throughout my career, I have built a reputation as a trusted business partner to C-level leadership in driving major projects and leading high-performance teams. I have directed hundreds of employees and take pride in my ability to motivate personnel through responsive, collaborative leadership.
Episode # 13
Tim is the founder and CEO of “LeaderFactor” and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tim ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books. Epic Change: How to Lead Change in the Global Age (John Wiley/Jossey-Bass), which CEO Leadership Bones (Bradmore Road Press 2009) The Employee Engagement Mindset (McGraw-Hill 2012) Leading with Character and Competence (Berrett Koehler 2016) The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety (Berrett Koehler 2020) Tim has written more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs.
Episode # 12
Sandra is the Diversity & Inclusion Executive responsible for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Council (GDIC) for Bank of America. In this role, she supports the CEO and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in delivering the Bank’s global D&I strategy. Sandra’s work is focused on growing the diverse representation of the workforce, promoting an inclusive workplace where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals and meet the needs of customers. Sandra also leads diversity for Global Human Resources, an organization of over 2500 employees. She serves the community through her contributions to the Executive Committee and Board for Family & Children’s Services, a leading provider of behavioral health care and family services in Tulsa; Chair of the Black Women Business Owners of America Board, a business association that supports African American women business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up foundations across the country; the City Year Board, an organization that partners with schools to help bridge the gap by providing diverse, talented and trained young adult tutors, mentors and role models who work alongside teachers to support student success.
Episode # 11
Nankhonde is a practitioner and champion of Executive Coaching in Africa. Based in Lusaka, Zambia, a member of the MG100 and a member of the Africa List (cohort 2020). Nankhonde is the Founder & CEO at Zanga African Metrics where she develops solutions that are adapted to the African culture and context; thereby increasing the relevance, impact, and sustainability of the results. She joins forces with those at the frontline of innovation in leadership development in Africa, who are realizing the development aspiration for the continent and its people.
Episode # 10
Executive Coach and Inclusivity Thought Leader, HUB Certified Business Consultant and Speaker, Mergers and Acquisitions Integration Expert. As a consultative firm, we are poise and equipped to facilitate people and organizations through real-time leadership transformation. Mr. Eugene Frazier is the founder and CEO of MyCoachEugene and The Inclusivity Coaching University, within his parent company, EF Choice & Associates. EF Choice and Associates is a robust Houston-based business advisory, leadership and executive transformation consultancy that tirelessly strives to cultivate, and bring about effectiveness, and efficiency, across all business engagements. As a former Motorola Executive, he has over 29 years of experience leading intricate multi-billion-dollar global initiatives. Chiefly, he oversaw more than $7 billion in assets and managed over 28,000 employees across 30 countries. He is highly skilled across functional HR disciplines which drives the development of integral, and sustainable, programs that help organizations increase effectiveness and drive change initiatives.
Are you smart but underutilized? Are you told you're 'great at what you do'...but overlooked for the next level? Are you ready to feel valued and make a bigger impact? I help smart women leaders - Get a challenging, high-paying role within weeks, not months or years - Lead interesting, strategic projects where YOU call the shots and YOU create the culture - Get a YES for your ideas and your promotion after repeatedly not getting traction - Regain the confidence to see yourself -and get others to see you - at the next level of leadership. - Make a bigger difference (and a bigger salary to match) If it feels like your Manager or your organization is controlling your career path, I'll show you how to take back your power and create a next level opportunity. Because when a woman like yourself is in her power, she raises everyone around her! Informed by 10 years of psychology research at Harvard Medical School and field-tested by 40,000 clients and trainees at over 50 Fortune 500 companies, my approach will help you be the change agent you want to be in your company - and get a next level role while you do it. These methods have created buzz at marquee women’s leadership conferences around the world (as well as at the White House and the United Nations). I work with women through individual executive coaching and as the Founder of the Next Level Leader virtual group coaching initiative, which has a 92% track record supporting Women of Color and White Women to achieve their next level career goals within 4 months. I'm grateful to be selected as a member of the Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 Coaches community. As the author of Success under Stress, Confidence when it Counts, and e-book From Pigeon Holed to Promoted, I've been honored to give hundreds of trainings on these topics that have been "rated as the most valuable part of our women's leadership programs". I'm a member of the Marshall Goldsmith Top 100 coaches community.
Anetra Henry is the Founder of Anetra Henry Consulting, a marketing consultancy dedicated to ensuring authentic diversity. She is also the author of “Sponsorship Success Guide for Associations” and the facilitator for “Corporate Sponsorship 101”. A sought-after marketing executive with over 15-years of experience defining and directing tactical marketing initiatives in dynamic environments, Anetra is a marketing strategist thought leader and champion for Diversity. Her expertise includes marketing research in both qualitative and quantitative methods and social media strategy and planning. A partial list of notable clients include: Mitchell International, CADIA (Center for Automotive Diversity, Inclusion, and Advancement), Comic-Con, Q2 Insights, and Emory Health Care along with a long list of start-up organizations and non-profits. You may connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Medium, or schedule a discovery session at AnetraHenry.com.
Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, and HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
Member of the senior leadership team and faculty at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In my current role, I possess oversight for leader development integration across Kellogg's global portfolio of degree programs. Additionally, I am accountable for the generation, integration and implementation of DEI initiatives across Kellogg's various stakeholder groups (i.e., students, faculty, staff, alumni, organizational partners). Prior to entering academia, I proudly served in the U.S. Army as an aviator (Apache Helicopters) and organizational leader. I retired from the military in 2016 with the rank of Brigadier General. Specialties: Leader development, organizational change, organizational culture.
Ken is a Certified Executive Coach & Coach Supervisor who brings a mindful and results-focused approach to his work as a business leader, coach to top executives, and supervisor of coaches.
He develops leaders who are self-aware and agile in the moment – leaders who are focused on strategy, effective relationships, and sustainable performance and results.
Ken’s coaching and consulting is focused on “mindful leadership,” the courage to confront and shift the self-limiting mindsets and behaviors that undermine personal, team, and organizational effectiveness.
Liz Guthridge is a coach, leadership development consultant and facilitator who’s known as a “breath of fresh air” to her clients. Her focus is helping leaders adapt and grow and become more resilient for today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world.
She specifically concentrates on working with leaders to think differently, make intentional changes in their behavior, and create more inclusive, equitable workplaces. She supports a highly diverse range of leaders from a wide range of industries, both for-profit and non-profit.
Liz is a Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) through the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches. She has extensive training and experience in applied neuroscience, change management, behavior design and communications. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (BSJ), University of Connecticut (MBA), and the University of Southern California (MA), and has an executive masters from the NeuroLeadership Institute.
Mongezi C Makhalima, PhD, Lecturer: Leadership,Coaching & Organizational Development at University of the Witwatersrand & Thinkers 50 Global Coach He is an organization development specialist, He has the honor to serve as Chairperson of the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation-The "National Squad" of Youth Orchestras and the first Orchestra to be recognized as such in South Africa, Chairperson of the Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting and Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP), Former Chairman of the Portfolio committee on Membership Criteria and Standards of Competence, Former Non-Executive Director at the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, Chairman of The Entrepreneurship Academy Of Southern Africa, and Managing Director of The Coaching Community group.
Dr. Mongezi, is on the faculty of "Workplace Racial Equality" (https://www.wee-consulting.org).
Alaina Love is an author, speaker and leadership expert with broad business experience. Through Purpose Linked Consulting, her focus is connecting the skills and passions of employees with the strategic objectives and core purpose of the business, leading to the kind of employee engagement that delivers successful financial and organizational results.
As the creator of MyPassionality.com, she also supports individuals in discovering and utilizing their passions to make a positive difference. Alaina is experienced in business strategy and talent management; employee engagement; and leadership development and training. She has global professional experience in the US, Asia and Europe, with prior professional experience as Executive Director, Human Resources for Merck & Co., Inc.
Specialties: Master Passion Profile Facilitator; Leadership development and coaching; Team building; cultural change; business strategy and execution; vision/mission/values creation; cultural assessment.