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The Leadership Antidote Podcast

The Leadership Antidote Podcast

By Dr. Kim Hires
Decades old leadership principles don't work with today’s workforce and economy. What if Leaders relied on imagination and innovation instead of memory? This podcast shows listeners new ways of leading by interviewing Leaders from all over the world in every industry. Join Host, Dr. Kim Hires, each week to shake things up and create new leadership mindsets.

Dr. Kim is a PhD, CEO, Leadership Burnout Coach, Speaker, and Author based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Episode 19: Leading After the Crisis with Ahli Moore

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Episode 47 Mindset Monday: Practicing Conscious Choice
Burnout can cause us to feel powerless. In our hyperstress state, we spend each day in Survival Mode allowing life to "happen to us" instead of making conscious choices that can improve our well-being each day. In this episode, Dr. Kim breaks down conscious choice and shows you how to start practicing conscious choice in less than 10 minutes.  This week's affirmation: I am powerful.  I can choose.  I am choosing me. 
April 11, 2022
Episode 46 Mindset Monday: The Mind-Body Connection
The Mind-Body Connection is not a new age concept. It's actually the foundation of ancient healing practices. Unfortunately, too many of use learn to disconnect from our bodies from an early age through conditioning and trauma. In this episode of Mindfulness, Dr. Kim discusses how we can reinforce this important connection in a simple, practical way. 
March 28, 2022
Episode 45 Mindset Monday: Focusing on Moments, Not Outcomes
For her first podcast of 2022, Dr. Kim is challenging listeners to stay present. It’s so important to not fixate on outcomes, but rather to stay present for whatever is happening. Even if it’s not what we want or like. She includes a simple mindfulness exercise in this episode. Check it out. Have a great week! 
March 21, 2022
Episode 44 Mindset Monday: "The Past No Longer Exists..."
We are back with another powerful antidote to Sunday Scaries! We are starting off another Monday with mindsets, affirmations, and strategies to have a great week. This is the final episode in our Time Series.  Affirmation: The past no longer exists. I cannot be in the future. All I have is the present. To purchase Dr. Kim's latest book, The Leadership Innovation Manifesto, visit To access Dr. Kim's newest online course, Stop Hating Your Mondays, visit
September 27, 2021
Episode 43 Mindset Monday: "My Peace Does Not Require Permission..."
We are back with another powerful Mindset Monday! We are starting off another Monday with mindsets, affirmations, and strategies to have a great week. This week, we are continuing with our focus on TIME! Affirmation: My peace does not require permission. My peace takes priority.  To purchase Dr. Kim's latest book, The Leadership Innovation Manifesto, visit To access Dr. Kim's newest online course, Stop Hating Your Mondays, visit
September 20, 2021
Episode 42 Mindset Monday: "I Decide How I Spend My Time"
We are trying something new! Most heart attacks occur on a Monday. What if we started off each Monday with mindsets, affirmations, and strategies to have a great week. This week, we are focusing on TIME!  Affirmation: I decide how I spend my time.  To purchase Dr. Kim's latest book, The Leadership Innovation Manifesto, visit To access Dr. Kim's newest online course, Stop Hating Your Mondays, visit
September 12, 2021
Episode 41: We're Back
Where have we been? What have been doing? What's next? Like many of you, we were navigating the disruption of the pandemic. Life still hasn't returned to normal. How are we navigating business and life? What lessons did we learn? Listen for quick update from Dr. Kim.  To purchase a copy Dr. Kim's latest book, The Leadership Innovation Manifesto visit  For Dr. Kim's current online course visit
September 12, 2021
Episode 40: Why Don't They Stay?
On the heels of the release of Google's attrition index report, Dr. Nikole Hannah-Jones decline of UNC-Chapel Hill's tenure offer, and so much more. Let's have a real conversation about DEI initiatives, recruitment and retention. In this episode, Dr. Kim chats with Dr. Monica Cox. What's the relationship between separation, grief, decency and DEI? Listen to learn more and hear the honest truth about why WE don't stay. About Dr. Monica Cox: Dr. Cox is a Professor of Engineering Education at the Ohio State University. She was the first African-American woman to earn tenure in engineering at Purdue University. In 2008, she won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She is the CEO of STEMinant, LLC, a brand that houses a variety of STEM education offerings. Dr. Cox is a public speaker, author, and change agent committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive excellence in the workplace. For more on Dr. Cox, visit here website here: 
July 06, 2021
Episode 39: Crush Your Career with Dee Ann Turner
If you had the opportunity to pick the brain of a VP of Talent, what would you want to know? Well, you get to do just that in this episode with Mrs. Dee Ann Turner. Mrs. Turner is a 33 year veteran with Chick-fil-A and the organization's first female officer. In this episode with Dr. Kim, the two dive into How to distinguish a job from a calling Shifts in employment trends The new first 90 days And more... About Dee Ann Turner: Dee Ann Turner is a 33 year veteran of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Prior to retirement in 2018, she was VP, Talent and VP, Sustainability for Chick-Fil-A, Inc. Selected as the company's first female officer in 2001, she was instrumental in building and growing Chick-Fil-A's well known culture and talent systems. Today, she leaders her own organization, Dee Ann Turner & Associates, LLC, writing books, speaking to over 50 audiences per year and consulting and coaching leaders globally. To learn more about Mrs. Turner, visit 
March 03, 2021
Episode 38: Follow Every Adventure w/ Dr. Marisa Porges
Globally, women are more educated today than at any point in history, but are still not as educated as men.  The education gap is closing and it's fair to say that the "future is female." Organizations who will survive the post COVID era need to revise their approach to leadership and tap into the unique talents and perspectives women bring to every situation. How can we prepare women to authentically step into leadership? Dr. Kim tackles that question with Dr. Marisa Porges. The two discuss  How to cultivate resiliency in everyday moments with tactical strategy; What to do when the unexpected happens; the challenge women face with giving themselves permission to evolve; The truths about juggling motherhood and careers;  and more... Dr. Porges is s known for her work on gender and education, leadership, and national security and is the author of What Girls Need: How to Raise Bold, Courageous, and Resilient Women (Viking Press, 2020). Dr. Porges started her career on active duty in the U.S. Navy, flying jets off carriers as a naval flight officer on EA-6B Prowlers. She earned a B.A. in geophysics from Harvard, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in war studies from King’s College London. She is currently the eighth Head of School of The Baldwin School, a 130-year-old all-girls school outside of Philadelphia, that is renowned for academic excellence and preparing girls to be leaders and changemakers. Prior to joining Baldwin, Dr. Porges was a leading counterterrorism and national security expert. Most recently, she served in the Obama White House as a senior policy advisor and White House Fellow at the National Economic Council, where she oversaw the development of domestic cybersecurity and consumer protection policies. In her roles, it was not uncommon for Dr. Porges to be one of a few – if not the only – women present, at any given time. Her awards include the National Committee on American Foreign Policy 21st Century Leader Award and the NATO Medal for service in Afghanistan. She lives outside of Philadelphia, with her family. Contact Dr. Porges at 
February 17, 2021
Episode 37: A Collective Disaster Response Curve & Resignations
It's the start of a new year and we have yet to round the curve on the COVID pandemic. What can the Collective Disaster Response Curve tell Leaders? In the first episode of 2021, Dr. Kim explains why employees will underperform right now and why Leaders need to be prepared for an imminent wave of talent loss this year. 
February 04, 2021
Episode 36: Leaders and Accountability Partners
In this episode, Dr. Kim shares why good Leaders need Accountability Partners to stay whole. She even gives Listeners are powerful exercise in finding balance during the holiday season. 
December 01, 2020
Episode 35: Mindfulness with Sue Shibley
The holidays can be joyful but for many it can be a stressful time.  For Leaders, the holidays can be stressful during normal times.  The current stress Leaders are facing at the end of this fiscal year is unprecedented. Some hard decisions have been made and news will break over the next 30 days. How do Leaders anchor themselves during such turbulent times? The answer is surprisingly simple. In this episode, Dr. Kim speaks with Sue Shibley. Sue Shibley is a Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Life Coach who helps others to live their Purpose, and realize the gifts they bring to the world. About Sue: Sue Shibley is a Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Life Coach, known for her compassion and understanding in building a deep and trusting relationship with her clients.  Sue was born in Ontario Canada.  She attended the University of Western Ontario Canada, where she met her husband of close to forty years.  Together they built successful businesses in The Turks and Caicos Islands, and Dallas, Texas.  More of Sue’s international experience began when her husband, Brian, was offered an opportunity in Dubai, UAE.  Embracing the culture and acting as ambassador to other Ex-patriots, Sue became The Parent Liaison at the Five-Star, State of the Art GEMS World Academy, International Baccalaureate School.  Her position quickly grew to overseeing the Front Office Office Operations and School Registration.  When the school opened in August 2008, she and her team had successfully enrolled 450 students, representing 60 countries from around the world. In 2012 Sue became a certified True Colors Facilitator, which gave her the opportunity to coach schools and business leaders to better understand personality traits, and be more effective in their communication skills and improve team cooperation. In 2016 she began studies at The Mindfulness Coaching School where she gained Mindfulness, Somatic and Wellness Coaching knowledge and tools which lead to her lifestyle change of incorporating Mindfulness and Meditation into a daily practice.  In the winter of 2019 she obtained her Associate Coaching Certificate on the path to receiving her Professional Coaching Certificate, and will receive her Mindfulness, Somatic and Wellness Coach Certificate at the end of November 2020.  Sue currently lives in Dallas, Texas, coaching clients remotely in countries all over the world, eagerly building her Coaching business and supporting her colleagues. To connect with Sue visit 
November 28, 2020
Episode 34: When Leaders are Tired: Tapping Into Our Constant & Finding Joy with Kaylan Thompson
2020 has been a long year and even the most experienced Leaders are exhausted. It's not looking good. It's not feeling good. So how do we support our teams when we are depleted? That's where Dr. Kim's next guest comes in. Kaylan Thompson is a Hiring & Leadership Coach for Joy to Lead. In this episode, Dr. Kim and Kaylan discuss the relationship between joy and productivity as well as how to stay true to our vision.  About Kaylan: Kaylan Thompson is a former CMO who now a Hiring & Leadership Coach. Her company offers programs designed to help entrepreneurs crack their CEO code and make profitable decisions that strengthen their teams, increase their bottom line, and extend their legacy. 
November 24, 2020
Episode 33: Turning Wounds Into Wisdom
It's impossible to lead and take risks without being wounded. In this episode, Dr. Kim shares here own experience of turning a wound into wisdom. Listen to hear how she knows when a Client is ready for coaching.
November 23, 2020
Episode 32: How Leaders Build Trust w/ Jesse Curry
"Trust" was quite the buzzword during the World Economic Forum Annual Meetings in 2019 and 2020. Leaders know it is important but most do not understand the true value of trust much less how to cultivate it among their teams. In this episode, Dr. Kim is joined by Mr. Jesse Curry. Jesse shares how to build trust through leadership lessons from his experiences as a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, a commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, and an Apache Helicopter pilot.    About Jesse: Jesse Curry is a native of Harlan, KY and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he majored in Management with a focus in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation from West Point, he commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He served for over seven years as an Apache Helicopter pilot, including time in Kandahar, Afghanistan, as an Intelligence Officer for a rotary-wing task force consisting of over 500 Soldiers and pilots. Following his time as a company and airfield commander, Jesse began his career with a Fortune 50 healthcare company where he currently works as a continuous improvement manager. In 2019 he founded First-String Leadership, a company whose mission is to serve the founders of rapidly growing companies and junior leaders by helping them develop their leadership capabilities through leadership lessons, training, and coaching. He is proudly married to his wife, Sarah, of 10 years. They have two children and reside in the Athens, GA area.
November 09, 2020
Episode 31: How to Build Trust as a Leader
As we sift through all of the chaos and the noise of the current times, people are in search of leaders who they can trust.  Why is trust so important? How do Leaders build trust? In this episode, Dr. Kim answers those questions.
October 28, 2020
Episode 30: Redefine the Win with William Warren
In today's episode, Dr. Kim speaks with William Warren. In an incredible interview filled with expertise, vulnerability, and transparency, Warren shares his journey of redefining the win in the midst of crisis.  About William: William Warren is an entrepreneur, illustrator, and writer who has spent his career using visuals to help communicate ideas in an effective and enjoyable way. He is the Founder and CEO of The Sketch Effect, a Visual Communication agency that helps make ideas understandable and actionable through animation, live event sketching and graphic design. The Sketch Effect's client list includes top-tier brands such as Marriott, Walmart, Microsoft, Chick-fil-A, P&G, and Delta in addition to premier consultancies including Boston Consulting Group, Bain, Ernst & Young and Accenture. The Sketch Effect has sketched for thought leaders such as Steve Wozniak, Brene Brown, Malala Yousafzai, Sheryl Sandberg, Peyton Manning, and more. William lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Monica and young kids, Liam and Gracie. To connect with William and his Team, visit 
October 14, 2020
Episode 29: Monday Motivation - Red Light, Yellow Light, Green Light
No, we are not playing a childhood game. In this Monday Motivation, Dr. Kim takes you through one of her favorite exercises to get through hectic weeks. 
August 31, 2020
Episode 28: How to Avoid the Ultimate Leadership Killers with Bill Treasurer
Leadership provides Power and Privilege that has the ability to corrupt Leaders with the best of intentions. In this episode, Dr. Kim speaks with international leadership Consultant Bill Treasurer about his latest book, The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance.  The conversation dives into national leadership scandals, Black Lives Matter and all things in-between.  About Bill: Bill Treasurer is the founder of Giant Leap Consulting, a courage-building company, and the author of the international bestseller, Courage Goes to Work. He is also the author of The Courageous Leadership Training Guide, the world’s only off-the-shelf facilitator training program, and his courage-building workshops have been taught to thousands of executives in eleven countries on five continents. Bill’s newest book is The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance, which he wrote with Captain John Havlik, retired Navy SEAL. Upon release in 2017, Bill’s book A Leadership Kick in the Ass became the top-selling leadership training book on Amazon. It focuses on the importance of leadership humility. Bill is also the author of Leaders Open Doors, which helps leaders shift from selfishness to service. Notably, Bill donates 100% of the royalties he receives from the book to programs that support children with special needs. For more than two decades, Bill has designed and delivered leadership and succession programs for emerging and experienced leaders from such organizations as NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lenovo, eBay, UBS Bank, Spanx, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior to founding Giant Leap Consulting, Bill served as an executive in Accenture’s change management and human performance practice, eventually becoming the $35 billion company’s first full-time internal executive coach. Bill attended West Virginia University on a full athletic scholarship for springboard diving and earned his Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Bill’s most important roles are that of husband to his wife, Shannon, and father to their three beautiful children, Alex, Bina, and Ian. To learn more about Bill, visit 
August 14, 2020
Episode 27: Motivational Minute Monday - Elevating Awareness and Increasing Mindfulness
As Leaders, our Self-Awareness is crucial to our success. In this Motivational Monday episode, Dr. Kim challenges Leaders to elevate their awareness and increase mindfulness. 
August 10, 2020
Episode 26: Empathetic Leadership in a Season of Trauma with Dr. Kristin Moody
Leadership is dynamic but messy. It's really messy in the midst of a pandemic and racial reckoning. In this episode, Dr. Kim speaks with Empathetic Leadership Expert, Dr. Kristin Moody.  In between laughs, they define empathetic leadership, discuss how the most successful organizations are lead by Leaders  who practice empathy, and provide practical tips for increasing empathy and emotional intelligence for leaders across levels and industries.  
August 05, 2020
Episode 25: Motivational Minute Monday - Hearing vs Listening
Effective leaders are empathetic.  But before we can understand and feel, we need to listen. The forgotten first step for developing empathy is listening. For this Motivational Minute Monday, Dr. Kim issues a challenge to Listeners.
July 27, 2020
Episode 24: Reflection Friday - What Standard Are You Setting?
On July 18th, when Verizon store employees  in California asked a woman inside to wear a mask on Friday, she pulled down her pants and urinated on the floor.  Yes. You read correctly.  In this Reflection Friday episode, Dr. Kim is diving into what the woman's behavior really signals in society and what Leaders can do about it. 
July 26, 2020
Episode 23: Motivational Minute - Perspective, Wants, and Needs
There is a lot going on right now. Listen to learn a quick tip from Dr. Kim on how to keep your focus this week. Happy Monday! 
July 20, 2020
Episode 22: I Looked At My Schedule and...Decided Not to Fill It
Our suspicions of coronavirus being long term have now been confirmed.  Listen to learn how to use this time of change to your advantage.  In this Reflection Friday episode, hear what Dr. Kim has been up to and how you can make the unexpected work for you too.  
July 17, 2020
Episode 21: Less Compulsion and More Compassion w/ Jeff Mitchell
Dr. Kim has a rich discussion with US-based national Education Consultant, Jeffrey Mitchell about one of the most divisive topics in the COVID19 crisis: schools reopening.   As CEO of FYG Management, Mitchell uses over 15 years of expertise in the education industry to help educational institutions and their respective administrators create, manage, evaluate, and reform their educational programs, specializing in educational innovation and program evaluation.  In this episode Dr. Kim and Mr. Mitchell answer the following questions: 1. What is causing the delay in making a decision about reopening schools in the US? 2. What is the most important leadership quality needed to manage this crisis? 3. How could schools thrive in the midst of crisis? 4. What services should every parent advocate for with their children in virtual learning environments? And more...
May 27, 2020
Episode 20: Use What You Have (Part 1)
This is the 20th episode of The Leadership Antidote Podcast!  What better way to celebrate than with a very special guest. Today, Dr. Kim is joined by Chef Kyle Hires. He is the first guest from the culinary industry and delivered so much content, we had to record two parts! In this episode, he shares how restaurants and chefs can use what they have to pivot and thrive during the crisis.  Chef Kyle Hires has over 17 years of experience in the culinary industry. In 2008, he graduated in the top 5 from Le Cordon Bleu. Past professional experiences include Disney and Marriott brand hotels. He has worked as a Banquet Chef, Executive Chef and CEO, opened 200 seater restaurants, consulted on front of the house and back of the house operations and is a highly respected celebrity chef in Atlanta, Georgia. Chef Kyle is also the owner of The AfterGlow Experience, a full service catering company.  He and Dr. Kim answer the following questions: 1. What has this crisis revealed about the average restaurant owner? 2. Why are some of the biggest restaurant chains having such a hard time now? 3. What is the deciding factor for success with restaurants in a crisis?  4. What can owners do to keep their doors open? 
May 12, 2020
Episode 19: Leading After the Crisis with Ahli Moore
In this episode, Dr. Kim is joined by Mr. Ahli Moore.  Mr. Moore is an Atlanta-based business consultant, leadership coach, and strategist with over 25 years of organizational development, training, change management and business readiness experience. Since 1993, Mr. Moore has worked with senior executives, training organizations, and human resources departments to increase organizational efficiency and employee performance across a multitude of industries. He has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations including Delta Air Lines, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), United States Army, Cox Enterprises, Fulton County Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, Allegiant Airlines, Abbott Laboratories, Heinz, and more. Mr. Moore founded X-Factor Solutions, in 2009 after spending over a decade with Accenture and a 3-year stint as COO of Giant Leap Consulting.  As the global reality of COVID19 sets in, leaders are beginning to wonder how to lead after the crisis. Dr. Kim and Mr. Moore tackle the following questions:  1. What strengths should Leaders exhibit now?  2. What is the role of mindset in leading organizations to thrive after the crisis?  3. How does the context of COVID19 impact leadership paradigms? 4. What are we learning and how vital are these lessons to leading after the crisis? 5. How might current implementation of lean management theory be harmful after the crisis? 
May 06, 2020
Episode 18: Reflection Friday - Leadership Tells on You
In this Reflection Friday, Dr. Kim shares a childhood habit and offers a candid but frank discussion on what this crisis is revealing about current Leaders. How can the mindset behind lockdown policies put future generations at risk? What we can do about it and how we can move forward.
May 01, 2020
Episode 17: Burnout - The Other Pandemic
Globally, we are facing two pandemics: COVID19 and Burnout. In 2019, the World Health Organization designated Burnout as an occupational phenomenon.  In this episode, Dr. Kim answers:  1. Why do we need to be just as sensitive to Burnout as we are to COVID19? 2. What is her experience with Burnout? 3. What are the signs of Burnout? 4. How do you recover from Burnout in a crisis?  
April 28, 2020
Episode 16: Motivational Minute April 27, 2020 - Perspective
We are at just over 40 days of sheltering in place here in Georgia, New York is at about 60 days and west coast has us beat! What does this mean? Listen to the newest Motivational Minute with Dr. Kim.
April 28, 2020
Episode 15: Motivational Minute - It All Starts with A Belief
Seeing a lot of people and businesses pivot in the midst of the coronavirus crisis? Secretly wondering, how can they pivot or embrace change so quickly? It’s not because they are any more special than you. Listen to today's Motivational Minute to hear the secret.
April 20, 2020
Episode 14: Reflection Friday
In this episode of Reflection Friday, Dr. Kim focuses on Creating Safe Spaces. Using the power of reflection, let's examine this week and answer the ultimate question: What role am I going to play as we move forward?
April 18, 2020
Episode 13: Psychological Safety with Roz Lindsay
The brain can interpret a threat within 1/5th of a second. Change is considered a threat. How can Leaders initiate and support change when the majority of their workforce is in a threat state?  In this episode Dr. Kim's guest is Roz Lindsay. Listen as they discuss strategies every Leader can implement today to navigate change.  Roz Lindsay is an experiential trainer, coach, and facilitator with a broad background in customer service, management, and professional development. She has a particular interest in the neuroscience of human interaction, adult learning, and team performance. Self-described as a veterinarian who found her way into the corporate world, Roz is based in Australia and has launched two successful learning and development businesses.  To connect with Roz, visit
April 14, 2020
Episode 12: Motivational Minute Change Theory
The entire purpose of coaching is to help healthy people move forward. At her core, Dr. Kim is a scientist. She doesn't  offer motivational coaching. Her approach is rooted in theory. Her favorite theories are Change Theories.  In this episode, Dr. Kim uses Change Theory to explain why one neighbor may be thriving while another neighbor may be struggling for hope. Learn how just one daily activity can help propel you forward. 
April 14, 2020
Episode 11: Reflection Friday: Give Yourself Some Mercy
Reflection is a vital component of effective leadership. Join Dr. Kim every Friday as she guides you through quick but effective reflection exercises.  This episode's theme is Give Yourself Some Mercy.  Who would have thought as we were all celebrating going into a new decade on December 31st that we would in the midst of a global pandemic about 90 days later.  How many times did you beat yourself up this week alone? Dr. Kim shares a candid story  of her own experience this week.
April 10, 2020
Episode 10: Deal and Heal
Albert Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." As of the release date of this episode, the United States has over 360,000 cases of coronavirus. Globally, we have over 1 million cases of coronavirus.  There is an AFTER with coronavirus. This will not last forever. But before we can move forward and embrace what’s to come, we need to deal with how we got here.  In this episode Dr. Kim answers: 1. How did we get here with the coronavirus global pandemic? 2. How do we increase our self-awareness of our own fears as Leaders? 3. What do we need to keep in mind about people in our organizations? 4. What's next?  *Trigger Warning*  Content in this episode contains information and discussions that some listeners may find triggering at this time. If you need support at any time please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention at for country specific crisis contact info. You can also text 741741 to speak with a Crisis Counselor 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  
April 07, 2020
Episode 9: COVID-19 and Human-based Leaders w/ Colleen Davis
In a time of crisis, it is most important to be aware. Life with COVID-19 and life thereafter will reveal the answer to the question that many industries struggled with for so long, "Do we adapt or be completely phased out?" Intersectionality of all industries is front and center with the COVID-19 global pandemic. How can leaders prepare for the future that awaits us? Listen to learn how applying the Human-based Leader model will help leaders navigate the complexities of leadership.  In this episode, Dr. Kim is joined by Executive Coach, Colleen Davis of Vuselela Davis. Colleen is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
March 29, 2020
Episode 8: People THEN Product: Unwrapping the Mind of Investors
Ever wonder how Investors select one company over another? Listen now to learn about the first and most important factor in an Investor's decision. Don't let Shark Tank fool you. This episode's guest is Dr. Quentin Florence. Dr. Florence is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Coplanar Capital. He has over 15 years of experience in the biotechnology industry with roles in scientific and business development. He has overseen market research, product manufacturing, technology transfer, customer relations, research and development as well as other administrative and scientific activities for several companies. In addition to his endeavors, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter the most. To learn more about Coplanar Capital visit 
February 17, 2020
Episode 7: 5 Reasons Why In-House Coaching is a Bad Idea
Thinking about creating a position for a coach within your organization? Don't! In this Leadership Intensive episode, Dr. Kim gives 5 reasons why this is a bad idea! 
February 11, 2020
Episode 6: The L-word
In this episode, Dr. Kim dives into one of the most dreaded words of leadership: Loss. Why is loss such a challenge for leaders? What happens when leaders don't give themselves sufficient time to mourn? How can leaders limited thinking about loss cripple their performance? Dr. Kim answers these questions in less than 5 minutes in this Leadership Intensive episode. 
February 07, 2020
Episode 5: The Secret Sauce w/ Avery Nesbitt
This is the ultimate episode on leadership. Join me and one of my favorite leaders, Mr. Avery Nesbitt. Avery is a veteran of the US Armed Forces and Executive Director of Operations for Victory Church in Buford, GA. He shares his Secret Sauce for engagement and leadership in a simple, down to earth approach that you can implement as soon as this podcast ends. He answers the HOW of leadership, discusses the future of leadership and the need for highly effective leadership that can re-write the future.  In this episode, we answer: How to build highly effective and innovative teams? What are the fundamental skills and knowledge leaders need? What is the greatest leadership challenge for leaders today?  And more...
February 05, 2020
Episode 4: People Matter To Me w/ Dr. Nicole Gruebling
This episode's guest is Dr. Nicole Gruebling, the Senior Networks Director of National Networks at Vizient, Inc.  In her role, she leads the development of both the medical and nursing leadership series.  As someone who worked her way up the ranks with a career that spans 20+ years, Nicole shares rich insight learned from her leadership journey. Hear how leading from a fundamental value of "People matter to me," and a willingness to embrace change developed her leadership agility and enabled her to create a unique path in healthcare leadership that will benefit healthcare for generations to come.  When not helping leaders, Nicole, her husband and three teenage boys reside near Milwaukee Wisconsin. They are an active family that enjoys traveling, downhill skiing and sailing. Nicole and her husband also serve as volunteer ski patrol weekly throughout the winter. In this episode, we discuss What is leadership kryptonite? What is the fundamental value effective leaders must have?  What is the #1 challenge for leaders today?  And more...
January 21, 2020
Episode 3: Confronting the Leader Within w/ Colleen Davis
How do we reconcile our beliefs when we are confronted with harsh truths in Leadership? This episode's guest is Colleen Davis, an Executive Coach based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Colleen shares her story of how she developed her leadership awareness and identity in post-apartheid South Africa. Listen for rich insight and tips that can help you on your journey. 
December 18, 2019
Episode 2: Leadership Intensive: A Kodak Mindset
Listen to learn how a cultural icon in photography and motion pictures disappeared from the mouths and minds of consumers in two generations. What mindset do leaders need to have to prevent a Kodak moment from happening to your organization. 
December 03, 2019
Episode 1: Why do we need an antidote for leadership?
In the first episode, Dr. Kim introduces listeners to her reasons for launching. Why now? What's happening? What can leaders expect from this podcast? Unfortunately, once a professor, always a professor. See this episode as your first day of class. Class is officially in session.
November 24, 2019