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By Dr. Karen Hardy
What is the relationship high achievers have with risk-taking? Do risk-taking behaviors influence decision-making or leadership resiliency? Join Dr. Karen Hardy (the Risk Management Storyteller™) and noted industry Thought Leader as she explores the human-side of risk management and the intersection of our business practices and personal lives. Enjoy the engaging stories and conversations about the people who are making a difference in organizations across the world today.

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Interview with Ritabeth Crague, Author & Travel Risk Management Expert
Are there gaps in your travel security program? Ritabeth Crague joins us to chat about ethics in security, the new ISO 31010 Travel Risk Management Standard and why now is the best time to benchmark best practices in travel management for your organization.
September 16, 2022
Interview with Hersh Shefrin, Behavioral Risk Expert, Santa Clara University
What is your risk personality style? Dr. Shefrin describes how our disposition to risk can show up in the way we work and the work behavior of others. 
September 02, 2022
Flip This Risk Minute- Travel Security Program Tips
In this Flip This Risk Minute, Dr. Hardy shares tips on establishing a Travel Security Program based on authors Ritabeth Crague and Sherry Tucci, from Chapter 7 of the international award winning book: Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security.
August 02, 2022
Interview with Stephen Sanford, Office of Strategic Planning and External Liaison (GAO)
The pandemic brought about challenges and changes in nearly every sector in the U.S., from healthcare to education. Stephen Sanford joins us in a conversation about the top trends affecting government and society based on a new foresight report by the Government Accountability Office. This episode provides a great overview for risk management professionals seeking to stay abreast of the environmental landscape and sector uncertainties.
July 14, 2022
Interview with Paul Sobel, Chairman at the COSO organization (creators of the COSO ERM framework)
You may have heard about one of the most popular Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks used by companies and organizations. It is known as the COSO ERM framework. Thinking about adopting it?  Paul Sobel breaks down the benefits of using the COSO model and how it became so popular. You can learn more about it at
June 09, 2022
Interview with Peggy Winton, CEO/President, Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM)
Can unstructured information contain emerging risks for an organization? Information management is a broad area of practice. Everyone has access to and use information. But there are two types of information organizations possess: structured and unstructured. In this interview, Peggy discusses the importance of how information managers can add value to an organization. She describes the opportunities and challenges for putting unstructured information into a context that is useful and valuable to leadership for decision-making.
May 27, 2022
COMMENTARY: Resiliency in the U.S. Public Sector (Lessons and the Path Forward)
Organizational resiliency is just as much a priority in the U.S. public sector as in other industries. In this Commentary, Dr. Hardy shares a perspective about how U.S. federal agencies are becoming more resilient.
April 30, 2022
🔥Fireside Chat: Author Rachael Tovey, Business Continuity Expert
PART 5 of a five part series on Career Development. Rachael Tovey discusses the ins and outs of Business Continuity Planning and the tools of the trade as part of her contribution to the book Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security.
April 12, 2022
Interview with Robert Handfield, Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University
Supply Chains are on top of everyone's mind. But what is a supply chain and why is managing supply chain risk so tricky? Professor Handfield breaks down the subject and shares the four key components of Supply Chain Management that must be done to avoid the perfect storm. 
March 25, 2022
Interview with Robert Kaplan, Professor Emeritus Harvard University & Risk Management Program
In this exclusive interview Dr. Karen Hardy and Dr. Kaplan engage in a candid and rich discussion about the opportunities and challenges for the risk management industry, the practice of risk management during the pandemic, the role behavioral science in organizational settings, and the success of the HBS Risk Management Program for Executives over the past decade. Robert Kaplan is Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School. He co-created both the of Activity Based Costing (ABC) and the Balanced Scorecard.
February 28, 2022
🔥Fireside Chat: Author Barrie Burren, Strategic Communication and Global Security Professional
PART 4 of our Career Development Series. Barrie Burren discusses the topic of "Executive Protection" risk as part of her contribution to the book Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security.
February 21, 2022
🔥 Fireside Chat: Author Daniella Bove LaMonica discusses organizations that sustain adversity
PART 3 of our Career Development Series: Daniella Bove LaMonica discusses her contribution as one of the authors of the best selling book "Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security." She is also a tenured fellow with the Truman National Security Project.  Daniella briefly touches on six-actions organizations can take to strengthen their organization's resiliency and shares her experience as part of an Executive Risk Communication Workshop.
January 24, 2022
🔥 Fireside Chat: Author Sonia Travi Knowles discusses Global Monitoring and Response activities for resilient organizations
PART 2 of our Career Development Series: Sonia Travi Knowles, intelligence expert, is a contributing author to the book Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security. She shares her insights about the importance of global monitoring and response actions for today's organizations. Sonia also talks about her experience in completing the Executive Risk Communication Writing Workshop.
January 17, 2022
🔥 Fireside Chat: Author Candace McCabe, CIP, CIPM discusses GRC practices
PART 1 of our Career Development Series: Candace McCabe, Contributing author of the book Flip This Risk for Enterprise Security, shares her insights about how GRC (government, risk and compliance) professionals can partner with their organization's leadership and what opportunities are available in the GRC space. Candace also talks about her experience participating in the Executive Risk Communication Workshop.
January 10, 2022
Interview with Mahesh Joshi, Academic and Game Theory Expert in Strategy Building
Strategy building continues to be a pain point for executives in the C-Suite. Despite applications across various industries, executive behavior does not always align with effective strategy implementation. Mahesh Joshi is an academic and strategy expert who incorporates experiential learning and game theory into strategy development. During this interview, he describes how he incorporates his concepts and how his new game "Biggie Bills" is changing how leaders learn effective strategy management via a digital game platform.
December 31, 2021
Interview with Christy Kaufman, Global Leader at Zillow for Enterprise Risk Management
Zillow is an American online real estate marketplace company that was founded in 2006. In this episode Christy shares her perspectives about the key elements of successful risk management, the role of data analytics and the importance of being a well-rounded professional in adding value to your organization. 
December 02, 2021
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Benny Pough, former President of ROC NATION talks about leadership, risk, resiliency and dealing with change
Benny Pough joins us in this exclusive interview to share his perspectives on leadership, taking risks and the mindset needed to face the future with confidence.
November 16, 2021
Interview with Jason Feifer, Editor-In-Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine
Solving problems is at the core of leadership within organizations. But as we seek to thrive during uncertain times, risk management professionals will need to think differently and rebrand themselves as resources to help organizations reach their goals. In this episode, Jason brings clarity to the idea of "entrepreneurship" and explains why so many people are missing out on a key skill. Risk managers should set aside the heat maps and start thinking like an entrepreneur to display your versatility to your company.  
October 29, 2021
Interview with Alex Hearding, Chief Risk Management Officer, Cannabis Risk Management Association
On this episode we chat with Alex Hearding at the Cannabis Risk Management Association to talk about the practice of risk management in non traditional industries. Cannabis is projected to grow over the coming years. Despite this optimistic outlook a few challenges remain such as emerging internal risks like talent acquisition and growth risk such as diversity in vendors. What needs to be done to ensure there is equity in the cannabis industry and how is the Association applying risk management principles to help the industry be successful?
October 08, 2021
Interview with Candice Wright and Gretta Goodwin - A Look at Facial Recognition Technology in Government
Recently the federal government released a study about the use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) used by federal agencies. The report was released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). During this interview we discover the outcomes of this insightful report; including (1) the risks and opportunities that FRT presents and (2) how citizens, private industry and government can work together to ensure equity, accuracy, and privacy issues are addressed as FRT becomes engrained in business and personal activities.
September 24, 2021
Interview with Patrick Sterling, Senior Director of Legendary People and Risk, Texas Roadhouse
We're chatting about the restaurant retail industry in this episode! Service and people are important elements of business success today. During this time of the "Great Resignation" tsunami, valuing people has proven to be the single most effective strategy a company can practice. Patrick shares his experiences in managing people, the role of emotional intelligence, leadership humility, and why PEOPLE continue to be the focal point of a successful business model at Texas Roadhouse when it comes to managing risk.
September 03, 2021
Interview with Tom Easthope at Microsoft
Tom is a senior program manager specializing in Enterprise Risk Management. He shares his thoughts about issues such as ransomware, cybersecurity, supply chain disruptions, and the presumed technology challenges in a post pandemic world. We also discover how his personal risk taking experiences prepared him for his role in this innovative company.
July 31, 2021
Interview with Julia Pimsleur - Author of "GO BIG NOW"
There has never been a better time than now for those in the risk profession to start thinking big. As we enter the post pandemic period, many organizations and industries are rethinking how they work and refreshing their mission. In this episode, Julia Pimsleur, discusses her new book and how having a GO BIG NOW Mindset is the perfect strategy for facing the most daunting challenges, even in risk management. She offers 4 tips for creating a GO BIG NOW Mindset that anyone can apply.   Subscribe NOW! to our RiskTakingTipsForLeaders Newsletter and get exclusive summarized notes from our interviews with top industry leaders at MGM Grand Hotel, Zoom, Microsoft, American Express and others. Our notes are great for your team meeting agenda!  Click on this link to receive immediate access: RiskTakingTipsForLeaders
July 22, 2021
Flip This Risk LIVE! What's New with the Podcast
In this episode, Dr. Hardy discusses what is new in risk management and the Flip This Risk podcast. You can now sign up for our popular newsletter by clicking on this link:
June 30, 2021
Interview with Tamika Puckett, Head of Cyber Risk Management at ZOOM
Growing up in the south Tamika Puckett learned the benefits of being agile as she relocated to pursue job opportunities. This skill has also been useful in her current role. She discusses her viewpoints on personal risk taking, the evolution of technoloy, the intersection of ERM and cyber risk and how companies thrive during disruption.
June 04, 2021
Brenda Boultwood, Chief Revenue Officer,
Brenda is the former CRO of Constellation Energy, at one time the largest commercial energy companies in the U.S. In her current role as Chief Revenue Officer at, she applies artificial intelligence to the regulatory compliance arena. Brenda addresses the risk of customer acceptance of AI and its ongoing governance. How will Chief Risk Officers face long term issues with AI compliance?  We discuss her recent  "CRO Outlook" column and the "unconventional skills CROs are now seeking" to help them manage post pandemic risk effectively. 
April 06, 2021
Enterprise Risk Management Interview w/ Carol Fox, former VP of Strategic Initiatives at RIMS
In this short SPOTLIGHT interview, Carol shares her universal perspective on the progress being made in the private and government industries in Enterprise Risk Management.
March 17, 2021
Interview with Thomas Brandt, Chief Risk Officer at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
In this episode Tom talks about his role as CRO, the top risks that taxpayers face and his experience growing up on farmland and how it influenced his perspective as a leader.
March 02, 2021
Interview with Bridget Guerrero, Global Security Operations Manager, GoDaddy
In this episode Bridget talks about her role in Corporate Security, the risks and opportunities facing the profession and how her experience as a Marine influences her risk taking and leadership mindset at GoDaddy!
March 02, 2021
Interview with Steven Antione, Chief Security Officer, YUM! Brands
In this episode Dr. Hardy chats with Steven Antione.  Steven is the Chief Security Officer (CSO) at the YUM! Brands, a fortune 1000 company (that includes KFC, Pizza Hut and the Taco Bell brands) . Steve shares his thoughts about risk and resiliency for Chief Security Officers and the future outlook for CSOs within organizations.
January 19, 2021
Interview with Mitzi Perdue (the Mrs. Frank Perdue): A Behind the scenes look at the Perdue Chicken Brand Legacy
Author, Speaker and Coach Mitzi Perdue (the Mrs. Frank Perdue) shares memorable stories about the success of Frank Perdue and the Perdue brand despite taking on great risks and facing incredible odds.
December 10, 2020
Interview w/ Sean O'keefe former Administrator at NASA.
Had a great time interviewing Sean O'Keefe, the former Administrator at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We talk about the  SpaceX, challenges in space, the future of space and why all this should matter to the everyday person interested in the business of believing the impossible and taking a risk!
December 09, 2020
Flip This Risk is now on LinkedIN LIVE!
Dr. Karen celebrates the launch of Flip This Risk on LinkedIN LIVE! with her followers on LinkedIn.
November 19, 2020
10 Year Anniversary of the ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) in Government Research Report
Dr Karen Hardy talks to Dan Chenok of the IBM Center for the Business of Government about the 10 Year Anniversary of the Center's first research report on ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) in Government. They take a look at what has been achieved and what's on the horizon.
November 14, 2020
Interview with Wendy Morton Huddleston, National President for AGA
Wendy Morton Huddleston is the 71st National President of the Association of Government Accountants, a 13,000 member organization for government financial management professionals. She shares her National President platform of Legacy, Leadership and Transformation and how the organization is addressing the pandemic and uncertainty.  If you like our podcast visit for training opportunities on the subject of risk management.
October 29, 2020
Interview with Michael J. Gelb, Professional Public Speaker
Michael J. Gelb is the author of the book Mastering the Art of Public Speaking.   74% of Americans suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. Why do people fear public speaking? Are C-suite executives more glossophobic than others and what is the risk people take when they avoid public speaking as a power tool for growth? As the new economy and new normal comes about, being able to effectively communicate will be the difference between those who succeed and those who do not.   Interested in a course related to this podcast episode? Visit and join our training mailing list
October 20, 2020
Painted Tables: Dr. Hardy talks about her childhood on the My WakeUp Call Podcast
In this Mental Health episode Dr Karen Hardy, talks about how the sacrifice of her mother and her mother's belief in her enabled her to take on and succeed at multiple challenges and see how managing risk is an opportunity as opposed to something to be feared. 
October 03, 2020
Flip This Risk for Hunger Campaign
1 in 4 children in the U.S. could go hungry because of coronavirus. Help me and a few select chefs defeat the risk of child hunger by watching our cooking videos on You Tube and donating to the No Kid Hungry organization! Visit Flip This Risk TV on You Tube
September 04, 2020
Interview with Tinisha Agramonte, Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Tinisha Agramonte, fmr Director of Civil Rights and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at the Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Commerce brings 25 years to the podcast conversation.  We discuss the issues and opportunities in D&I, what companies can do to make progress, the challenges that remain and the tools for making D&I effective in an organization.
August 28, 2020
Interview with Paul Godfrey, Professor of Business Strategy @BYU
Blockbuster. Borders. Toys R Us.  What is the common denominator? How well a company handles uncertainty and prepares for it strategically. Dr. Hardy sits down with Dr. Godfrey to chat about why some companies do well during a crisis and why others do not and why it may be attributed to their strategy for managing risk. This episode is for the big company as well as the small business on main street. Make sure you have a strategist on your team that's asking the hard questions about the future of your company.
August 14, 2020
Interview with Jeff Hoffman, Former Executive at now Chairman of the Board at the Global Entrepreneur ship Network
Jeff is a successful entrepreneur and proven CEO. He has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including, and more. Jeff serves on the boards of companies in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa, and Asia. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses on a worldwide basis. He is the Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network.
July 24, 2020
Interview with Nikki Howard and Jacqi Wright, CEO and Founders of 'The Furlough Cheesecake'
During the federal government shutdown of 2018, two federal career professionals were faced with the uncertainty around their jobs. Not knowing when the government would reopen again, their destiny was defined by a quick 2 second decision. That decision became the difference between occupying a job in a cubicle and now being featured on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine. [Visit]
July 13, 2020
Interview with Dr. Mark Goulston, former Advisor for the OJ Simpson trial.
Organizations manage all types of risk-- finance, operations, and including risks to diversity and inclusion. What are these risks and how do we mitigate them? Every risk needs context for effective management and mitigation. Dr. Mark Goulston is the former Advisor for the prosecution for the OJ Simpson trial. We spend this time talking about Risk and Race matters.
June 26, 2020
Interview with Rick Wade, VP of Strategic Alliances & Outreach, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rick Wade grew up in a small town called Lancaster, SC and learned that risk-taking is part of life. Now he leads the strategic alliances for 3 million businesses at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In this episode, Rick talks about the NEW ECONOMY, post COVID-19, how businesses need to prepare and the type of leadership that will be needed to forge head into the unknown. Rick also talks about the role risk management will play in the business environment, the opportunities in three specific industries, and why innovation is one of the top areas to focus on right now.  Interested in risk management training? Visit
June 15, 2020
Interview with renown Egyptologist Ramy Romany
Ramy Romany is a renown Eqyptologist who has appeared on the Discovery Channel and History Channel. He has spent his entire life unveiling the mysterious including the most intriguing tombs. He discusses how taking risk as an Egyptologist is no different than managing risk in a company or boardroom and why everyone needs to weigh risk and opportunity appropriately to succeed. Like what you hear? Please give us a rating! Want to learn more about training in Risk Management or earn CE Credits/Points?  Visit
June 07, 2020
Interview with Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series
In this episode, Mark Victor Hansen, renown Global Thought Leader who has sold over 500 million books, and Crystal Dwyer Hansen join me to discuss the key to ultimate success:  ASKING the right questions.  Mark and Crystal discuss their new book "ASK" and also share how being free from the fear of risk has everything to do with asking the right questions-- by individuals, businesses, and organizations. What questions do Risk professionals need to ask as we approach the new normal? We discover that question during this great conversation! You can subscribe and watch the video of this interview on FlipThisRiskTV on YouTube. Interested in Enterprise Risk Management training or Continuing Education Points? Visit
May 29, 2020
Risk Management from the lens of Casino management with Mark Habersack
Mark shares his personal challenges in risk taking and how those skills were transferrable to his business setting culminating in a 25+ years of expertise.
May 15, 2020
What If Basketball Great Larry Bird Were a Chief Risk Officer?
Some decisions need to take into account the opinions of others because it is not uncommon for leaders to become dull of hearing.
May 05, 2020
Interview with Carolyn Williams, Director at the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK
So I'm dropping lots of knowledge on the hottest subject right now 🧠🤯 Risk practitioners around the world are curious about the impact Covid19 is having on the profession and how organizations are messaging to its members and the public in general. What's next for the profession post the pandemic? In this episode I chat with CarolynWilliams. She shares her thoughts about these issues and the results from a recent global pandemic survey of 900+ risk professionals. #covid19 #erm #riskmanagement #crisis #cro #podcast
May 03, 2020
Risk-Taking Interview with Nick Nanton, Attorney and CEO of the DNA Agency
What can executives learn about risk-taking from an attorney and film producer? According to Nick Nanton, there are four C's that you can practice to transform your relationship with risk-taking: Commitment, Courage, Capability and Confidence You can now watch a video of our interviews by subscribing to the Flip This Risk TV Network on YouTube!
April 16, 2020
Seizing Opportunities with Guest Nancy Potok
In this episode former Chief Statistician for the U.S. and COO for the Census Bureau, Nancy Potok, shares compelling details about her relationship with risk-taking, the current 2020 Census, her thoughts on seizing opportunities and the importance of data when making decisions during times of high risk.
April 08, 2020
Risk-Taking Interview with Quentin Allums
In this episode, Quentin Allums, TEDx speaker and CEO of Urban Misfit Ventures discusses his insights on inspirational leadership, the power of diversity, and taking a risk on yourself during these challenging times. Poor and homeless while attending college, Quentin has become a successful leader in his own right and provides a rich conversation about what it takes to turn things around. Quentin is one of the world’s top LinkedIn video creators, personal branding strategist, storyteller, and has spoken at events such as TEDx, VidCon, and INBOUND. He has amassed over 10 million content views, he’s a gamer, and spends a ton of his time with his pup Levi. You can also watch the live video interview with Quentin Allums when you Subscribe to the Flip This Risk TV Network on YouTube!
April 03, 2020
Risk-taking with Fmr U.S. Diving Team Member Sean Briscombe
Gain insights about how to pivot your mindset from amateur thoughts to winning professional thoughts that can lead to greater success and taking smart risks.
March 07, 2020
5 Risk Management Strategies for Surviving a V.U.C.A. World
In this episode Dr. Hardy provides 5 tips for protecting your organization from reputational harm.
February 04, 2020
The Social Media Blackout. How to guard your business against unexpected events.
Find out how to protect your company's wealth through risk management practices
July 07, 2019
If All Else Fails...Who Are You?
Dr. Hardy shares her journey of how she found her passion for teaching and educating and tips for overcoming adversity to renew yourself on a path to higher success
March 18, 2019