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Conversations at Basecamp

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On Conversations at Basecamp brought to you by Kahilla, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story.
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Mental Fitness with Sasha Heinz, PhD
Sasha Heinz, PhD joined us for a powerful conversation on boundaries, banishing your inner critic, and maintaining mental fitness for a stronger mindset. About Sasha Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck. Dr. Heinz has leveraged her academic expertise as a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program to give her clients the tools to change their lives for good. In her private coaching practice, she helps achievement junkies feel as good on the inside as their lives look on the outside. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So, she can help you with that, too.
01:00:47
August 07, 2021
Career Advice from Dee Marshall (CEO of Diverse & Engaged)
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Dee Prior to launching Diverse & Engaged, Dee Marshall spent over twelve years working on Wall Street in training and management and organizational development for Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Moody’s Investor Services and The New York Times. Dee was recently named Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. Dee is a survivor and go-to on career transitions and reinvention. Prior to launching her diversity consulting practice, she built her credibility coaching through career transitions as a result of her own journey down 33 flights of stairs at One New York Plaza on September 11th after witnessing the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center. Marshall has given of her time and talent to several major nonprofit organizations, including the Board of Directors for the YWCA Central New Jersey, the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement New York, the Board of Advisors for Rutgers Small Business Development Center, The New York Women’s Foundation, and others. She is a United Way New York Linkages Board Fellow, a Google Tech Policy Fellow, a certified credentialed Coach and a graduate of the distinguished Skinner Leadership Institute. As a result of her service to women, she has received numerous awards that include the United States of Women Nominated Change Maker, NAACP Community Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta Women of Achievement Award, and many more.
54:49
July 31, 2021
Career Advice from Paula Pryor, Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Walker & Dunlop
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Paula Paula A. Pryor is Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Walker & Dunlop, as well as a member of the executive committee. Ms. Pryor is responsible for all things ‘people’ at Walker & Dunlop. Over the past decade, while helping to take the Company public, integrating over ten acquisitions, and supporting the company’s overall growth strategy, she has built the Human Resources function to align with Walker & Dunlop's deep commitment to their culture. Ms. Pryor and her team are focused on enabling best-in-class benefits, compensation, inclusion, talent management, workforce planning, and employee relations. During her tenure, Walker & Dunlop has been recognized by the Great Places to Work Institute as a Great Place to Work six times, in addition to countless other awards and recognitions. Ms. Pryor started her career in human resources with Katzenbach Partners (now the Katzenbach Center at Strategy&, part of the PWC global network). Following her tenure with Katzenbach, Ms. Pryor entered the financial services industry as a human resources manager with CapitalSource Inc.
58:26
July 17, 2021
Career Advice from Yvonne Garcia, Head of Internal Communications & Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman/CEO
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Yvonne Yvonne serves as Chief of Staff to State Street Chairman and CEO and is also Head of Internal Communications. Yvonne is an active leader of local and national communities and currently serves as the President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Board. Yvonne has been featured as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Latinas in the United States four years in a row by Fortune Magazine in partnership with ALPFA. She was also appointed by Governor Baker to serve on the state's Latino Advisory Commission Board. Yvonne holds an MBA from Boston University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.
59:04
July 10, 2021
Career Advice from Samantha Saperstein, Managing Director and Head of Women on the Move at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Samantha Samantha (Sam) Saperstein leads the firmwide Women on the Move initiative at JPMorgan Chase. In this role, Sam works on programs that are designed to make JPMorgan Chase the best bank for women-run businesses and women consumers, the best company for women to work at, and a strong partner for women in communities around the world. Sam collaborates with teams across the firm on planning and executing women’s programs, and messaging our efforts inside and outside the firm. Prior to this role, Sam spent five years as Chief Marketing Officer of 
Chase Commercial Banking, where she led the marketing, communications, and client experience functions. This included traditional and digital marketing efforts, media relations, employee communications, market research, and client satisfaction initiatives. Earlier in her career, Sam was a strategy consultant in the New York office of McKinsey & Company, where she served retail and wholesale banking clients. She also worked in journalism and spent several years covering the U.S. Treasury market and macroeconomics for Dow Jones Newswires, 
The Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s. Sam serves on the board of Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest victims’ services agency that supports victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and youth homelessness. She also leads the Marketing Committee of the board. Sam has a BA from Brown University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She resides in Westchester, NY, with her husband and three children.
56:56
July 03, 2021
Career Advice from Terrez M. Thompson, Retired 35-year executive of The Coca-Cola Company & Founder & Chairman of Powered By Zerret
In Kahilla's Career Advice series, we're bringing you access to top executives and women leaders. Find out how they've risen to where they are today, and how you can apply their success routines to your own career and story. ******* About Terrez Terrez Marriott Thompson, Founder and Chairman of Powered By Zerret, Inc. PBZ is a nonprofit focused on the empowerment of women of color entrepreneurs by providing development and financial resources. PBZ believes that true empowerment comes from economic self-sufficiency. Terrez is a retired 35-year executive of The Coca-Cola Company. Serving as Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity and roles in Finance and Operations. A non-practicing CPA, graduating from Morgan State University ‘81. She serves on for/non-profit boards. Other memberships include Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. Terrez is the proud wife of Rodney and mom to Summer Pursuits: Empowering, Reading, Traveling & Foodie
52:40
June 26, 2021
Recognizing our Choices and Gifts with Dr. Edith Eger & Harriette Cole
Holocaust survivor and practicing clinical psychologist Dr. Edith Eger joins Harriette Cole in conversation on the power of choosing how we see ourselves and how to stop destructive patterns and imprisoning thoughts to find freedom and enjoy life. ******* About Dr. Edith Eger A native of Hungary, Edith Eva Eger was just a teenager in 1944 when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. As a Jew living in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Her parents were sent to the gas chambers but Edith’s bravery kept her and her sister alive.  Toward the end of the war Edith and other prisoners had been moved to Austria. On May 4, 1945 a young American soldier noticed her hand moving slightly amongst a number of dead bodies. He quickly summoned medical help and brought her back from the brink of death. After the war Edith moved to Czechoslovakia where she met the man she would marry. In 1949 they moved to the United States. At the age of 42, she received her degree in Psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso. She then pursued her doctoral internship at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, Texas. Dr. Eger is a prolific author and a member of several professional associations. She has a clinical practice in La Jolla, California and holds a faculty appointment at the University of California, San Diego. She has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN and the Oprah Winfrey Show; and was the primary subject of a holocaust documentary that appeared on Dutch National Television. She is frequently invited to speaking engagements throughout the United States and abroad. About Harriette Harriette Cole’s mission is to help people identify, stand in and articulate their greatness. For more than 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs, students and business professionals to present their brands effectively. In 2016, Harriette launched Dreamleapers, an educational platform designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Harriette is the nationally syndicated advice columnist of Sense & Sensitivity. She is a best-selling author and has published seven books on how to live a great life, including Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner, How to Be and 108 stitches: words we live by. Harriette began her career at Essence where she ran the lifestyle and fashion departments. She was founding editorial director of Uptown Magazine, and Creative Director and Editor-in-Chief of Ebony.
47:34
June 19, 2021
Vision Setting for Confidence and Success with Hannah Gordon
Uncover the keys to confidence, boldness, and freedom. Hannah Gordon, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for the San Francisco 49ers, joins us to share her secrets to vision setting, game planning, and endurance to win authentically in life. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Hannah Gordon is the Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of the San Francisco 49ers. Named by NFL.com as one of the most influential women in football, Gordon advises on all legal issues involving both the football team and Levi’s® Stadium and leads the team’s public affairs and strategic communications, risk management, community impact, and fan engagement work. Gordon is a Presidential Leadership Scholar and was named to Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 100 Women of Influence and Corporate Counsel Diversity Champion. She was recently honored to PureWow’s 20 in ’20 list honoring 20 Up-and-Coming Leaders Working to Better Our World.  She is also a published author and her book, SZN of CHANGE: The Competitor’s Playbook for Joy on the Path to Victory, will be available November 2020.  Gordon earned her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from Stanford.
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April 03, 2021
Stress Management & Hormonal Health with Dr. O
Manage stress and burnout with empathy, and take control of your health and vitality from the inside out. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Originally from Medellin Colombia, Dr. Margarita Ochoa-Maya graduated from 'Instituto de Ciencia de la Salud, CES' and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Boston City Hospital affiliated with Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. She then completed a fellowship in Hypertension, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Brigham and Women's Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in endocrinology and metabolism. Dr. Margarita has been in private practice since 1999 and established Advanced Health and Wellbeing in 2010. She practices functional endocrinology, a health care model which blends the best of conventional medicine, complementary therapies, and lifestyle changes to prevent disease. She emphasizes a compassionate, healing relationship between her and her patients and views them as whole individuals.
32:32
March 27, 2021
Standing Out & Personal Branding with Shachar Scott
Define your own personal brand for a strong voice and mission, no matter where you are in your career. Shachar Scott joins us for a dynamic conversation on how to capture and hold the attention of your audience, and how risk-taking can be harnessed for creativity and innovation. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Shachar Scott is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Bumble. Formerly, Shachar led Global Brand Marketing at Snap, Inc.  Over the last two decades, Shachar has helped to build and scale global brands and startups, including Snapchat, Apple, Spring, Jawbone, and Pampers. After graduating from UMass at Amherst, Shachar turned to women’s politics, and helped to legalize emergency contraception through Planned Parenthood with John F. Kerry. That led her to develop the brand for the century-old women’s organization, NCJW, the group responsible for Head Start, Meals on Wheels and Benchmark - preserving our Pro-Choice Bench. From there she went to Columbia University in New York, where she led marketing and communication for student services while getting her Master of Science in Strategic Communications.  Shachar was then recruited by Apple to lead market development strategy for Apple’s digital advertising platform. She joined Snap in 2017 developing the global brand marketing strategy. She lives in Venice, California with her husband, Jason, and is the proud mom of Morgan + Riley, 8 year old twins. She is originally from Israel.
29:43
March 20, 2021
Intro to Allyship with Denise Hamilton
Denise Hamilton, Founder of WatchHerWork, joins us to discuss how to show up effectively as an ally and what allyship looks like in practice. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Denise Hamilton is a nationally recognized Diversity & Inclusion leader, specializing in Ally training. Denise is Founder and CEO of WatchHerWork, a digital learning platform for professional women. She is a highly requested speaker and trainer as well as media personality whose platform has reached and served people all over the world. Denise leverages her 25 years of executive experience with Fortune 500 organizations like AOL and CBRE to provide solutions that support the employees and the bottom line. Clients have said Denise’s superpower is the ability to have the most challenging discussions and come out the other side with solutions and a positive direction. She uses this gift to lead workshops, design education programs, and coach senior leaders. The goal is to empower individuals and teams to mine and close the gender gap, understand differences, resolve conflict, and become better allies. Her clients include household names, like Apple, ExxonMobil, Hines, Shell, the United Nations, and the WNBA. Denise has been featured on NPR, Forbes, FOX, Huffington Post, CBS, NBC and on many other outlets. She was named one of Houston's 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine, one of the 41 Most Fascinating People in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and a 2018 Woman Who Means Business by the Houston Business Journal. Denise currently serves on the board of EMERGE and is the Chair of the Business Subcommittee for the 2020 Census for the City of Houston. She has served on the board for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the RISE School and Avenue Community Development Corp. She received her Master’s in Communication and her BSW in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. She currently resides in Houston, Texas.
28:53
March 13, 2021
Heart-Centered Leadership with Lisa Kelly-Croswell
Take a heart-centered, human-centric approach to leadership and drive business outcomes through raising others up. Lisa Kelly-Croswell, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS), joins us to discuss career growth, self care, and putting humanity into Human Resources. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ****** Lisa Kelly-Croswell is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Boston Medical Center Health System (BMCHS), and is also responsible for BMCHS' Volunteer Services Department and Occupational Health Clinic. Lisa brings 30 years of experience in a wide range of global HR leadership roles including: Senior Vice President, HR and Corporate Services at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, SVP, HR for Healthcare and Service Operations at CIGNA, and a series of progressive HR leadership roles at the Monsanto Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. While at Monsanto, Lisa also held an expatriate assignment based in Singapore, leading HR for the Southeast Asian region. Her assignments commonly involved leading in times of rapid business growth, performance turnarounds and in start-up or innovation environments. Lisa is currently a Board Member and Member of the Compensation Committee for the Greater Boston Food Bank, as well as a Board Member for the Mary Christie Foundation.  In prior years, she served on the Board of Directors for five other non - profit organizations including Finance Committee Chair and Nominating Committee roles. Lisa received a B.S., Finance and a M.A., Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
30:29
March 06, 2021
Transformational Leadership and Service with Natalye Paquin
Natalye Paquin, President and CEO of Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, joins us to share her story, mission, and how individual action can drive collective change. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ****** Natalye Paquin is the president and chief executive officer of Points of Light. She is a visionary and results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance and transformation in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Prior to joining Points of Light in 2017, Natalye served as chief transformation officer at Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for strategy integration and was the key face and spokesperson for aligning and unifying the Girl Scouts federation of 112 councils around the strategy. Natalye also served five years as chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, the state’s largest girl-serving organization and among the largest Girl Scouts councils in the nation. She began her career in the nonprofit sector as chief operating officer of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, after having been a volunteer, helping the center think through its education and new audience development programs. An attorney by training, Natalye spent more than 15 years in the education sector in legal and executive leadership roles. First as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and with two of the nation’s largest school districts, Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia. She began her legal career in private practice as a litigation attorney. For more than a decade, Natalye has been a director on a corporate board. She currently serves as director of UNIVEST Corporation of Pennsylvania, and is a former director of National Penn Bancshares, which was acquired by BB&T. A philanthropist and committed volunteer, Natalye has served on several nonprofit boards in the arts and education, and is past board chair of the Philadelphia Award Foundation. Recognized for her leadership and commitment to community, she has received numerous awards and has been profiled in several professional magazines. Natalye Paquin earned a juris doctor from DePaul University College of Law and an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University. A lifelong learner, she was a national fellow of the Eli Broad Urban Superintendents Academy, has completed executive education programs at Harvard and Loyola University Business Schools, attended the Aspen Ideas Festival as a scholar, and was a distinguished guest of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Civic Leaders Tour.
49:29
February 27, 2021
Norma Kamali & Harriette Cole: Secrets to Success & Longevity
Legendary designer Norma Kamali joins lifestyle and branding coach Harriette Cole in conversation, revealing her secrets to success and longevity in the last 50 years, and how she has mastered the art of reinvention. Norma, a pioneer of the fashion industry through 53 years, exudes levels of passion and energy as effervescent as the day she began. Her new book 'I Am Invincible' is a handbook for women on how to age with power, to create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives in any decade. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com
57:51
February 20, 2021
Bringing Your Whole Self: Carla Harris in Conversation with Harriette Cole
A powerful conversation between Kahilla council member, Harriette Cole, and inimitable leader, author, and singer Carla Harris on Carla's inspirational career history and insights into the lessons she's learned personally and professionally over time. Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30 year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. Lifestylist and branding coach Harriette Cole has devoted her career to supporting people as they build their dreams. For 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to present their brands effectively, including entertainers Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Carl Thomas, JoJo, Neon Hitch, Nico & Vinz and Andra Day; as well as corporate and not-for-profit professionals such as ZenithOptimedia, MoxieInteractive, Digitas, IPG Mediabrands, BET Networks, the National Urban League, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin. For 15 years Cole has written the nationally syndicated advice column, Sense & Sensitivity. She has penned 7 books, including the bestselling Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner, How to Be, Choosing Truth, and 108 stitches: words we live by. Cole executive produces and hosts a weekly video series, The Root Live: Bring it to the Table, presented by Prudential. Harriette has been a contributor to the Today Show for more than a decade. In 2016 Cole launched an inspirational and educational initiative, DREAMLEAPERS, which is a multi-pronged engagement designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Cole co-executive produced a television special about Prince that was nominated for an NAACP Award. Cole started her career at ESSENCE magazine where she served as Contemporary Living Editor and Fashion Director. She was founding Editorial Director of UPTOWN magazine, editor of American Legacy Woman, and creative director and Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. This podcast was previously recorded in January 2020 for our live community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com
48:13
February 13, 2021
Taking Charge of Your Career with Pam Everhart
Learn 3 key ways to take charge of your career and advancement, and why relationships will help you excel over performance currency. As a 25-year Fidelity Investments veteran, Pamela Everhart is the head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations in Fidelity’s Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Group.  Pamela is also a member of all of Fidelity’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and serves as a Senior Advisor for the Women’s Leadership Group (WLG) and a Co-Executive Sponsor for Aspire, Fidelity’s Latino and Black ERG. Prior to joining Fidelity, Pamela was an associate with the global law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP and practiced as a certified public accountant and senior tax manager with EY. Pamela received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. As a leader in the community, Pamela is active in several community service organizations and sits on several not-for-profit boards. Pamela is one of the 19 executives who have come together to launch the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund. ******* This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com
29:27
February 06, 2021
Making Courageous Career Decisions with Shari Van Cleave
Discover, listen to, and own your own voice. Shari Van Cleave joined us to discuss the power of your inner voice, how to turn up its volume, and making courageous career decisions against all odds. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Shari Van Cleave is Vice President and Manager for Wells Fargo’s Digital Labs. She is responsible for a team charged with managing an innovation practice that focuses on listening to customers and experimenting with disruptive solutions for banking experiences of the future. Prior to Wells Fargo, Van Cleave was a founding member of Prudential Financial’s strategic venture capital and innovation lab. Previously, Van Cleave held senior-level marketing and product positions at World Vision, a global humanitarian organization. Van Cleave earned her bachelor’s degree in international political economy from the University of Washington, and her MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She is based in San Francisco, and in her spare time, advises tech startups and various nonprofits on their growth strategies.
54:14
December 12, 2020
Empowering the Trans Workforce with Michaela Mendelsohn
Create and nurture an inclusive culture for all, and workplace equality for the trans community. Michaela Mendelsohn joined us to share her story of resilience and leadership, her mission, and how we can contribute to the economic empowerment and workforce development for the transgender community. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn is a transgender activist, public speaker, and businesswoman with over forty years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. She is currently the CEO of Pollo West Corp, a franchise group for El Pollo Loco restaurants. Michaela was chosen as a 2018 Nation's "Face of Diversity" for the restaurant industry and led the 2018 LA Pride Parade as the Grand Marshall. As part of her career with El Pollo Loco, Michaela spent nine years as the President of their national franchise association. Michaela founded the organization TransCanWork whose mission is: "Building a culture nationwide for transgender people to thrive in the workplace. Michaela speaks across the nation on LGBTQ issues to create awareness and foster change. She serves on the board of the Trevor Project whose mission is to eradicate suicide in LGBT youth as well as the Founder's Council of The Williams Institute, an LGBT Research Program of the UCLA Law School. Michaela was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to serve on his LA Workforce Development Board. Michaela's work was highlighted in the National Geographic documentary, "GenderRevolution" hosted by Katie Couric and was the feature of August's "LA Stories” on Spectrum. Michaela was recently honored by Adweek in their inaugural "PRIDE All Stars Campaign." She is the proud parent of three grown children and now lives with her partner, Carmel, their five-year old son, Isadore and their recent addition baby Livia.
44:39
December 08, 2020
Rising Out of Burnout with Erica Wray
Rise out of burnout before your body's warning whispers become a scream. Erica Wray, Director in Uber's legal department, joined us to share her story of burnout, and how she's used her own experience to prioritize self-care and manage her own teams more effectively and empathetically. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Erica is a Director in Uber’s legal department.  She manages the real estate legal function at Uber.  Erica joined Uber in 2015 as Uber’s first real estate lawyer, overseeing all real estate matters for the company globally. Erica co-chairs Women of CLO, an employee resource group for the legal, compliance, and security teams at Uber.  Women of CLO promotes the advancement of women who are on teams led by Uber’s Chief Legal Officer.  Prior to joining Uber, Erica was General Counsel and COO with Mission Bay Development Group, LLC, the master developer of the Mission Bay project in San Francisco.  Erica began her career as a transactional real estate attorney with DLA Piper in Silicon Valley.  Erica is an attorney and licensed real estate broker and recently became trained as a professional coach.  She earned her law degree from Santa Clara University and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University.  In her spare time, Erica enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her 6 year old daughter Whitney and very supportive husband Steve.
51:11
December 05, 2020
Winging It As You Go with Emma Isaacs
You don't need a perfect blueprint and wellspring of confidence to find success and achieve your dreams. Emma Isaacs - CEO, entrepreneur, and author of Winging It - joined us to share how you can take action now, do what feels right, and figure out the rest as you go. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Emma Isaacs is the Founder and Global CEO of Business Chicks. A business owner by the age of 18, property investor by 19, and self-made millionaire by 23, Emma Isaacs has entrepreneurship and achievement in her DNA. As founder of Business Chicks—a thriving global community that operates on two continents in eleven cities – her team produces more than 100 events annually, with past speakers including Sir Richard Branson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Hudson, and Arianna Huffington, among others. She’s also the author of Winging It (released September 15) and a mother to six kids aged 11 and under. Emma recently live streamed the home birth of her sixth child from her living room with tens of thousands of viewers tuning in to watch his peaceful arrival, and as a committed philanthropist has now raised more than $13 million for various charities. Emma doesn’t believe in work/life balance, preferring to advocate for a full life where people are in constant evaluation of what they truly want from it. A fearless leader with seemingly never-ending courage to spare, Emma inspires thousands with her boundless energy and ability to see possibility wherever she goes.
55:48
December 01, 2020
Self-Authoring Your Script with Beth Killough and Dr. Keba Rogers
Own your narrative. How can we improve the way we relate to ourselves and to others? Dr. Keba Rogers and Beth Killough joined us for a conversation on how to define your own beliefs, identity, and purpose for a stronger relationship with yourself and your community. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Beth Killough is a writer, professor, and a licensed psychotherapist, with 20 years of experience working with people to awaken their innate leadership gifts so they can live and work with more authentic relationships and connection. Dr. Keba M. Rogers identifies as a counseling, school, and clinical psychologist. She obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from the University at Buffalo and completed her pre-doctoral (Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium)and post-doctoral (University of Rochester Medical Center/ Strong Memorial Hospital) fellowships in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rogers is the CEO and Founder of Grace, Growth and Greatness Psychological Services.
56:59
November 25, 2020
Showing Up As Your Authentic Self with Dr. Keba Rogers
How do you navigate everyday life in a way that's authentic and show up with your full self? Dr. Keba Rogers joins us to explain her strategy on how to take your mask off, show up as your whole self, and live and work with intent. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Dr. Keba M. Rogers identifies as a counseling, school, and clinical psychologist. She obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology from the University at Buffalo and completed her pre-doctoral (Chicago Area Christian Training Consortium)and post-doctoral (University of Rochester Medical Center/ Strong Memorial Hospital) fellowships in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rogers is a NYS Licensed Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist, as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has also completed a certificate in School Leadership for Social-Emotional Learning and Character Development and participated in the Interschool Leadership Institute for Educators of Color. Dr. Rogers is the CEO and Founder of Grace, Growth and Greatness Psychological Services. Dr. Rogers has been an enthusiastic mental health professional for more than 15 years and has assisted children, adolescents, adults, and families in working together effectively in promotion of their mental, emotional, and social health and well-being. This is accomplished through evidence-based clinical work with clients as well as consultation, collaboration, and training with key stakeholders in their lives, and innovative work with administrative systems to enhance community engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Rogers’ areas of specialty include helping communities move from a focus on transactional diversity to transformational inclusion, and working with clients who have experienced trauma, have emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, are marginalized, belong to historically underserved and underrepresented groups, and/or are limited by institutional barriers. Dr. Rogers has provided service in a variety of settings, including public and private schools (K-12 and higher education), residential treatment facilities, and hospitals. Additionally, she has held a number of leadership roles that have allowed her to empower people and organizations in their growth and development pertaining to the areas of health, wellness, and equity. Most recently, Dr. Rogers led the Counseling and Wellness Department at the Brearley School and currently leads curriculum development and instruction for the Health and Wellness program at Trevor Day School.
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November 21, 2020
Retaining Black Talent with Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey
Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey, Head of Inclusion for Women of Color at Google, sat down with us to discuss what actions managers and leaders need to take in order to retain and cultivate Black talent. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey is the Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google and the founder of Parenting Backwards. Stephanie has a deep passion for investing in the growth and success of women by intentionally building community in areas they don't naturally occur. This work includes the co-creation of a portfolio of women of color summits (Asian, Indigenous and Latinas), including the State of Black Women @Google Summit and Collective, an initiative designed for black women Googlers, globally, to have dedicated space for community, conversation and connection. Her career started in infrastructure engineering within the finance industry and shifted to digital media, where she spent over 10 years leading inventory forecasting and yield analysis for major media conglomerates such as Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital. Most notably she worked on the divestiture of NBC digital media properties from Microsoft, bringing their top digital media sites back under the NBC Universal umbrella. Stephanie is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor's of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a New York native. She's married and a mom of three.
49:42
November 17, 2020
Are You An Emotional Butler? With Beth Killough
We all have tipping points, even in the roles we willingly signed up to play. Too often, we think we’re showing up for the common good, a belief that can keep us propping up other people even if it’s hurting us and blocking them from growth. We think we’re supporting or nurturing or being compassionate. But really, we’re like a butler, pouring the tea and providing a warm and cozy blanket that covers up the realities of life. Beth Killough joined us to share how our caretaking instincts can backfire, and how to cultivate awareness and healthy feedback mechanisms that will truly nurture ourselves and help support the growth of others. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Beth is the owner of The Circle Up Experience, a consulting firm providing leadership training and culture development to corporations, universities, organizations, and groups of all kinds. Circle Up has trained thousands of leaders all over the country and has designed long-term culture programs to transform workplace relationships with a focus on trustworthy feedback systems and a healthy community. Beth has an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Arizona State University.
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November 14, 2020
Reduce Stress and Build Resilience with Dr. Felice Carlton
Take purposeful action to reduce stress and build resilience. Dr. Felice Carlton will reveal how to strategically practice self-care and rejuvenation, decrease stress and improve energy, eliminate guilt associated with prioritizing yourself, and 4 strategies for a champion's mindset despite adversity. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Dr. Felice Carlton is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Certified Integrative Health Coach, and Possibility Strategist, also known as “Dr. Possibility.” This award-winning transformation specialist is known for creating sustainable health changes and helping clients to achieve significant weight loss, decreased blood sugars, cholesterol levels, and blood pressures without the use of additional medications. She was able to successfully transition away from her full-time nursing job and turned her passion for wellness among high performance leaders into a successful enterprise. Her enterprise empowers high achievers, leaders, and visionaries to embrace healthy living and rejuvenation while maintaining high levels of success, productivity, and class. As CEO of Felice Carlton Enterprises, her company’s results-driven coaching programs, events, and trainings equip motivated and driven professionals to sustain high levels of health, vitality, and rejuvenation without compromising their current level of success. Her client roster includes the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill just to name a few. Felice is known for creating revolutionizing health changes by using a personalized unique approach to Integrative Health Coaching.
52:35
November 12, 2020
Building Confidence When the Path is Unclear with Wendy John
Build confidence in uncertain times when the path ahead is unclear. Wendy John joined us to discuss how small steps create success in uncharted territory, how to gain strength from your challenges, and how to elevate the conversation on identity. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Wendy John is the head of global diversity and inclusion for Fidelity Investments. Wendy assumed her current position in 2020 and leads the effort to ensure that Fidelity is a workplace and service provider where everyone can fully be themselves. She is responsible for creating and attracting a more a diverse workforce, tapping into the power of our differences to develop and retain talent, creating a culture of inclusion, and showcasing Fidelity’s reputation and brand as an inclusive employer and service provider. Wendy is a 23-year Fidelity veteran who has served in several key leadership roles across Relationship Management, ClientServices/Operations, Global Workforce Strategy, Program Management,Implementation and Benefits Consulting. Most recently, she served as the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). In that role, she was responsible for overall risk, compliance, external communications, legislative policy, government relations and associate engagement. Wendy is a global “road warrior” who has lived in 3 countries and racked up millions of airline miles for work and personal travel. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, she moved to Canada to attend the University of Waterloo after high school. She lives in Durham NC and enjoys reading, sports, and the arts.
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November 07, 2020
How to Ask For and Get What You Want with Dr. Caneel Joyce
Are you asking for what you really want, or only what you think you can get? Dr. Caneel Joyce joins us to share profound insights on how you can reach for and achieve your dreams by getting answers to the questions you didn't even know you were allowed to ask. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com Dr. Caneel Joyce is an executive coach, leadership developer, culture builder, and host of the Allowed podcast. She has a Ph.D. from UC Berkley's Haas School of Business and 20 years of experience working with the most cutting edge founders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs, including leaders at LinkedIn, Dropbox, Snap, Slack, Whole Foods, Disney, and Amazon.
51:36
November 03, 2020
How to Find Your Purpose with Nell Derick Debevoise
Gain the tools and inspiration to reach your wholehearted potential.  Nell Derick Debevoise, Founder/CEO of Inspiring Capital, joins us to share how she helps leaders identify and activate their purpose, reducing anxiety, sharpening focus, and improving overall health and well-being. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com Nell Derick Debevoise joyfully gives the permission, invitations, tools, guidance, and inspiration that we all want and need to reach our wholehearted potential. So that, together, we can build healthier, fairer, and more inclusive and sustainable teams, organizations, and communities. She lives into that purpose as a speaker, writer, and Founder and CEO of Inspiring Capital, a certified B Corp. Derick Debevoise has helped leaders of all levels identify and activate their purpose, including Japanese executives, Palestinian community leaders, French high school students, and Mozambican education policy makers. Her studies at Harvard, Cambridge, Universita di Roma, Columbia, and London Business School have informed that work, along with personal experience that crosses geographies, sectors, and economic groups.
48:32
October 31, 2020
Parenting on Purpose with Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey
Raise children as intentionally as you lead teams in the office. Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey joins us to share the tools and mindset to parent purposefully in a way that's mutually nurturing and energizing for both you and your children. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com Stephanie LeBlanc-Godfrey is the Global Head of Inclusion Programs for Women of Color at Google and the founder of Parenting Backwards. She has a deep passion for investing in the growth and success of women by intentionally building community in areas they don't naturally occur. This work includes the co-creation of a portfolio of women of color summits (Asian, Indigenous and Latinas), including the State of Black Women @Google Summit and Collective, an initiative designed for black women Googlers, globally, to have dedicated space for community, conversation and connection. Her career started in infrastructure engineering within the finance industry and shifted to digital media, where she spent over 10 years leading inventory forecasting and yield analysis for major media conglomerates such as Forbes Media, FOX News Digital, and NBC News Digital. Most notably she worked on the divestiture of NBC digital media properties from Microsoft, bringing their top digital media sites back under the NBC Universal umbrella. Stephanie is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor's of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and a New York native. She's married and a mom of three.
55:35
October 24, 2020
Authentic Leadership and Being Out Professionally with Kristin Flickinger
When leaders and team members are able to bring their authentic selves to work, research shows that not only are they more productive and engaged - they also report higher job satisfaction, intention to stay, and more emotional support from co-workers. Kristin Flickinger joins us to tell her story and give powerful insights on how to lead or support in the workplace as an LGBTQ+ professional or ally. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* An activist at her core, Kristin began her career in the LGBTQ+ arena as an intern for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force in the ‘90s, and cut her teeth in politics managing a field office during the same-sex marriage campaigns of the 2000s. Never afraid to voice important questions, Kristin’s style of leadership is transparent, bold, and collaborative. As Director of AIDS/LifeCycle, she led a team of high-performing fundraisers toward goals viewed as “impossible” by others, achieving a $1 million (20%) increase in fundraising in her first year. Most recently, Kristin brought her passion for advocacy and inclusion to the C-suite Director of Programs role for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, where she oversaw a portfolio that included 150 staff and a $15 million budget. In that role as a senior leader for the world’s largest LGBT organization, Kristin served as an inclusion champion, overseeing organization-wide efforts to improve services to and employment practices for lesbian and bi women, and cross-departmental collaboration among providers of services to the Trans community. Kristin led workgroups focused on culture, coached directors and middle managers, and helped to develop policies, programs and trainings to increase employee engagement and belonging.
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October 17, 2020
Financial Independence & Empowerment with Kathleen McQuiggan
Become more financially independent with powerful insights from Kathleen McQuiggan. In our conversation, Kathleen shares how women can become more empowered and financially literate, and what business vitals are essential for you to know. This podcast was recorded live for our community. If you would like to attend live recordings, please reach out to info@kahilla.com ******* Kathleen passionately advocates for women, encouraging them to take control of their financial futures. As a wealth advisor at Artemis Financial Advisors, Kathleen channels her positivity and enthusiasm for finance to motivate women around money and help them build sustainable financial plans. For the diverse women she advises, Kathleen provides a fresh and lighthearted approach to investing that is grounded in over three decades of experience. She understands that “talking money” can sometimes be uncomfortable and she strives to create a safe space where women can feel free to discuss their financial concerns, hopes, and dreams. Talking money might not be easy, but in Kathleen’s eyes, it’s imperative. Kathleen was named to InvestmentNews’ inaugural Women to Watch list, which honors female financial advisors and industry executives, who are distinguished leaders at their firms. A longtime advocate for advancing women in leadership, Kathleen currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Forte Foundation, a non-profit on a mission to change the balance of power in the workplace.  She is also Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Women Working for Oceans.
51:18
October 10, 2020
Develop an Agile Mindset with Beeta Ansari
Learn how to develop the skill of agile thinking for greater innovation and stronger Leadership. In our conversation, Beeta Ansari reveals how to focus on your north star and embrace the uncertainty along the way. ******* Beeta is COO of Ashoka U, an initiative within Ashoka that partners with colleges and universities to transform them into drivers of social innovation and changemaking. In this role, she leads Ashoka U’s strategic planning, staffing, budgeting, and organizational design. In addition to her responsibilities as COO, Beeta also serves as Director of the Exchange, a global convening for social innovation and changemaking education. Beeta has been with the Ashoka U team since 2009. Previously, Beeta worked as a Procurement Manager at a high-growth tech startup and tutored students at KIPP Academy in Houston. Beeta graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Economics.
57:17
October 03, 2020
Crafting an Authentic, Purpose-Driven Career with Sloan Leo
Transform your company into a catalyst for justice, equity, and innovation. Our conversation with Sloan Leo reveals how bringing purpose and authenticity to your career can make you a powerful agent of change.
49:60
September 26, 2020
Leading In and Through a Crisis with Cindy Mascheroni
Rise up, get the support you need, and learn how to support your teams during these uncertain times. Our conversation with Cindy Mascheroni will give you tips on strategy, communication, productivity and empathy, how to empower others, and perspective on how to lead in times of stress. ******* Cindy’s business background includes an early career with Morgan Stanley and Apple and executive positions building start-up companies into profitable, high-growth businesses. Over the past 15 years, Cindy’s work has primarily been with emerging growth and mid-market CEOs, business owners and executives from diverse industries. She understands the focus, perspective, courage, integrity, and resilience it takes to be a successful CEO, while also knowing the demands and dilemmas leaders must navigate to fully engage in work, family and community. As a Vistage Chair, Cindy sets the stage for CEOs to work together and get to the heart of what is needed to take their businesses, leadership, and lives to the next level. Her group members are committed to one another's success and known for challenging each other to test assumptions, see new perspectives, make tough decisions, and take bold action. When she’s not working, Cindy loves to be with her family and friends enjoying mountain living, skiing, hiking, biking, and engaged conversation. She serves on the Board of the Wood River Community YMCA.
55:42
September 19, 2020
Helping Your Children Develop Resilience with Jaime Rivetts
What does it mean for a child to be resilient, and how can you help kids build resilience during these unprecedented times? Jaime Rivetts joined us to discuss how we can strengthen stress-management, problem-solving, and conflict resolution for ourselves and for our children to build resilience as a life-long skill. ******* Jaime Rivetts MS Ed is the Executive Director and founder of Idaho Social Learning Center. ISLC was founded in 2012 and Jaime has been in private practice helping families understand the social world for the past 15 years. Jaime is deeply passionate about helping children and families find their place in the social world. No child should feel left out or alone and struggle to make friends. Jaime runs weekly social learning groups in a variety of different schools, after school groups at her clinic, and individual sessions to dive deeper into a child's needs. Jaime also contributes to a variety of articles online, runs a Facebook support group, and is currently working on a children's book series.  Jaime is the mother of two adorable little girls and understands the challenges of being a parent. You can find more information about Jaime's programs at jaimerivetts.com
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September 12, 2020
Being Strategic in Times of Chaos with Amy Philbrook
In times of chaos and uncertainty, the best-laid plans get tossed to the wayside. We move into crisis mode and devote our energy to staying afloat in the day-to-day.  Our to-do lists grow, often with more menial tasks and tactics, and strategic thinking takes a backseat. So how can we get that back? In this episode, Amy Philbrook (she, hers) of Fidelity Investments chatted with us about why times of crises and uncertainty are opportunities to lean into strategy and higher-level thinking. We discuss: -Why strategic thinking is important now, more than ever -How to tap into the power of delegation, even if you don’t manage a team -Why this is more likely to happen among women -How this approach can help you regain a feeling of power and control   ******* Amy Philbrook (she, hers)  loves to see people operating at their full potential and thinks there is probably a significant reservoir of untapped opportunity in each of us. Amy is really excited about agility, flexible innovation, and constant iteration. Seeing traditional structures crumble in a way that allows everybody to be the best at what they can do. Amy is the Head of Core Market Sales, Workplace Investing at Fidelity Investments. She was previously Head of Diversity and Inclusion, responsible for creating and attracting a more diverse workforce, tapping into the power of our differences to develop and retain talent, creating a culture of inclusion, and showcasing Fidelity’s reputation and brand as an inclusive employer and service provider. Ms. Philbrook joined Fidelity in 1995 and has held a variety of positions throughout the firm, including human resources, compliance, retirement investment services, marketing and sales, and quality assurance and risk management.  Prior to joining Fidelity, she worked in human resources for Fish & Richardson P.C., an intellectual property and litigation firm. Ms. Philbrook received a bachelor of science in political science and government from Northeastern University. She also holds the FINRA Principal Series 7 and 24 licenses.
55:24
September 05, 2020
Banishing Burnout with Joanne Heyman
In this episode, Joanne Heyman joined us for a dynamic discussion on key techniques for banishing burnout. Learn practical, easy-to-implement exercises and practices to tackle stress, multiple roles and responsibilities, and not enough time or energy for self-care. ******* Joanne Heyman, Founder, and CEO of Heyman Partners Joanne is a highly-sought-after coach, facilitator and strategic advisor. Since 2010, she has worked with leaders and institutions across the US and abroad.  Clients include C-Suite executives, founders, boards of directors and leadership teams. Joanne holds a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from Smith College. She serves on the Advisory Board of LitWorld and Compass Kids, as a Senior Advisor to the Wealth and Giving Forum, and is a member of NationSwell.  She is a regular lecturer at Columbia University.
52:59
August 29, 2020
What does “Doing it All” actually mean with Jill Katz
What does it actually mean to "do it all," and how has that changed in the middle of a global pandemic? Jill Katz joins us for an honest, poignant conversation about doing it all right now, how to give and receive feedback with #candorcourageandcare, and what you have to gain by letting go and saying no. Jill Katz is an Influencer, Speaker and Coach that is passionate about shifting the workplace to be more #PeopleFocused. She is the Founder and Chief Change Officer of Assemble HR Consulting, a boutique Human Resources firm that focuses on Organizational Transformation through work on Culture, Communication and Conflict. Jill brings candid insights, brave questions, humor and empathy to her advisory practice. She is a seasoned executive coach, facilitator, and human capital expert with more than 20 years of success in the fashion, retail, digital technology, media, and banking industries. Jill is best known for her “3C’s Feedback Model”: #CandorCourageAndCare. Jill has held senior HR leadership roles at USA Networks/IAC, Ann Taylor, Calvin Klein Inc ./PVH, Elie Tahari and Macy’s. In leading the human resources functions, Jill has worked closely with senior executive teams to build leadership capability, drive performance strategies, and focus on employee culture and experience. She has extensive experience in large-scale organizational design projects, including the selection and placement of top talent, along with the communication and rollout strategies to manage effective change. Jill works closely with executives to help them see the value in relationships and how taking accountability and focusing on authentic communication can result in better business results for teams and organizations. She is certified in assessments including the Gallup StrengthFinder, Hogan Suite of Assessments, Change Style Indicator and several 360 degree feedback methods. Jill earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication from the University of Michigan. Most important of all, she is a very proud Mom, a devoted wife, a Broadway fanatic, and a dog lover.
54:05
August 22, 2020
Rising In and Through with Dee Marshall
How do we learn from and make the best out of our current situations, for abundance and growth? Dee Marshall sat down with us to discuss how to develop confidence, live intentionally, build strategically toward a better version of ourselves, and how to create plans for abundance each year. Prior to launching Diverse & Engaged, Dee Marshall spent over twelve years working on Wall Street in training and management and organizational development for Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, Moody’s Investor Services and The New York Times. Dee was recently named Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal and Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs. Dee is a genius in leveraging new media, establishing a community service movement in the height of the recession by leveraging social media that grew to a network of over 200k members in three countries and in over 25 U.S. markets. Her company provides services to major corporations to assist with strategy, programs and initiatives to support inclusion, workplace culture, learning and development goals. Dee is a survivor and go-to on career transitions and reinvention. Prior to launching her diversity consulting practice, she built her credibility coaching through career transitions as a result of her own journey down 33 flights of stairs at One New York Plaza on September 11th after witnessing the terrorists attack on the World Trade Center. Marshall has given of her time and talent to several major nonprofit organizations, including the Board of Directors for the YWCA Central New Jersey, the Women’s Center for Education and Career Advancement New York, the Board of Advisors for Rutgers Small Business Development Center, The New York Women’s Foundation, and others. She is a United Way New York Linkages Board Fellow, a Google Tech Policy Fellow, a certified credentialed Coach and a graduate of the distinguished Skinner Leadership Institute. As a result of her service to women, she has received numerous awards that include the United States of Women Nominated Change Maker, NAACP Community Service Award, Delta Sigma Theta Women of Achievement Award, and many more.
56:07
August 15, 2020
Relationships before Tasks with Pamela Everhart
In this heartfelt conversation, Pamela Everhart shared her insights and wisdom on resilience and how to thrive by letting go. Through stories and insights, we examined the importance of relationships, and Pamela gave innovative strategies for building relationships during the pandemic.  As a 25-year Fidelity Investments veteran with financial services expertise, Pamela Everhart is a senior vice president and head of Regional Public Affairs and Community Relations in Fidelity’s Communications, Public Affairs and Policy Group. In this role, Pamela oversees the firm’s state and local government relationships, public affairs and community relations activities at its Boston Headquarters and across Fidelity’s regions in the U.S. Prior to joining Fidelity, Pamela was an associate with the global law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP, concentrating in employee benefits and corporate tax matters. She also practiced as a certified public accountant and senior tax manager with EY.  Pamela received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she was an Asst. Managing Editor on the Harvard Women’s Law Journal, and was a Class Marshall. She is admitted to practice law in MA and before the Supreme Court.  Pamela worked on the campaigns for former MA Governor Deval Patrick and President Barack Obama, and as a leader in the community, Pamela is active in a number of community service organizations and sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Law School Alumni Association, Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation, Bentley University Business School’s Business Advisory Council, The Roxbury Latin School, the Neighborhood House Charter School (life trustee), and the Boston Symphony Orchestra (overseer Emeriti)."
54:27
August 08, 2020
Managing Your Mindset with Dr. Sasha Heinz
Dr. Sasha Heinz joins us to discuss actionable strategies for support during uncertain times. Learn how to manage your mindset and minimize anxiety, how to shift your goals and expectations, and what internal work needs to be done to navigate these wild times in a calm and determined way. Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and Life Coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change, and the science of getting unstuck. Dr. Heinz has leveraged her academic expertise as a former faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program to give her clients the tools to change their lives for good. In her private coaching practice, she helps achievement junkies feel as good on the inside as their lives look on the outside. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So, she can help you with that, too.
57:36
August 01, 2020
Harriette Cole in Conversation with Carla Harris
Join us for a very special conversation between Nook council member, Harriette Cole, and the inimitable leader, author, and singer Carla Harris that covers Carla's inspirational career history and offers insights into the lessons she's learned personally and professionally over time. Carla Harris is a Vice Chairman, Managing Director, and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. She is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries, and was responsible for Equity Private Placements. In her 30 year career, Ms. Harris has had extensive industry experiences in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Carla Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council. For more than a decade, Ms. Harris was a senior member of the equity syndicate desk and executed such transactions as initial public offerings for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, the General Motors sub-IPO of Delphi Automotive, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corporation, one of the largest biotechnology common stock transactions in U.S. history. Ms. Harris was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America”, Fortune’s Most Influential List, U. S. Bankers Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance (2009, 2010, 2011), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Most Powerful Women in Business (2017), and “Top 75 African Americans on Wall Street”, and to Essence Magazine’s list of “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World”, Ebony’s list of the Power 100 and “15 Corporate Women at the Top” and was named “Woman of the Year 2004” by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and in 2011 by the Yale Black Men’s Forum. Lifestylist and branding coach Harriette Cole has devoted her career to supporting people as they build their dreams. For 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to present their brands effectively, including entertainers Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Carl Thomas, JoJo, Neon Hitch, Nico & Vinz and Andra Day; as well as corporate and not-for-profit professionals such as ZenithOptimedia, MoxieInteractive, Digitas, IPG Mediabrands, BET Networks, the National Urban League, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin. For 15 years Cole has written the nationally syndicated advice column, Sense & Sensitivity. She has penned 7 books, including the bestselling Jumping the Broom: The African American Wedding Planner, How to Be, Choosing Truth, and 108 stitches: words we live by. Cole executive produces and hosts a weekly video series, The Root Live: Bring it to the Table, presented by Prudential. Harriette has been a contributor to the Today Show for more than a decade. In 2016 Cole launched an inspirational and educational initiative, DREAMLEAPERS, which is a multi-pronged engagement designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Cole co-executive produced a television special about Prince that was nominated for an NAACP Award. Cole started her career at ESSENCE magazine where she served as Contemporary Living Editor and Fashion Director. She was founding Editorial Director of UPTOWN magazine, editor of American Legacy Woman, and creative director and Editor-in-Chief of EBONY. This podcast was previously recorded in January 2020 and feels as relevant today as it did then.
48:20
July 25, 2020
An Interview with the Founders of the Nook, Kim and Noa
The Nook Online Editor, Charlotte Stevenson, interviews co-founders Kim Havens and Noa Ries at the Purpose and Power Summit, which was held on July 21, 2019.
28:51
August 16, 2019
This is Your Brain on Stress with Sheila Walker
Sheila Walker is a behavioral geneticist with dual appointments as a Visiting Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Education  and a Senior Scientist at Tufts University. Her studies focus on how biology and ecology affect health and development, the impact of chronic stress on the brain and immune system, and how we can leverage bio-social science to optimize human potential.  
34:15
June 27, 2019
Big Wheel, Keep On Turning with Amber Pierce
Today we have Amber Pierce, a 13-year professional cyclist who has earned more than 60 individual race victories across 5 continents, successfully supported American cyclists in their quests for Olympic qualification and served as lead-out and road captain for World Champions and Olympic medalists. More than cycling, though, Amber leverages her credibility as a professional athlete to champion cycling through inclusivity, engagement, and outreach. She is the Founder of the Network for Advancing Athletes and on a number of non-profit boards which we will talk more about in this interview!
50:40
June 05, 2019
Authentic Leadership with Stacey Zolt Hara
Stacey Zolt Hara is Head of Global Reputation Management and Public Affairs for Visa, where she stewards the company’s strategy for crisis preparedness and response, policy communications and thought leadership. With over 20 years of experience across corporate reputation, issues management, public affairs and social impact communications, Stacey specializes in guiding organizations through complex and often transformative challenges in an evolving landscape.
56:27
May 29, 2019
The 411 of CBD with Blair Brown
Today on the Nook Podcast, we learn about CBD - a hot topic across the U.S. and something we’ve witnessed popping up in skin care products.  Our expert today is Blair Lauren Brown the founder and CEO behind Verté LLC.  Blair brought Verte Essentials™, the adaptogenic skincare property, featuring hemp CBD to consumer shelves in specialty markets spanning 23 states and 3 countries.  Blair is steeped in the CBD industry and was the perfect person for us to ask our “dumb” questions.  We hope you enjoy the podcast today.
39:34
May 21, 2019
The Advantage of Friction with Harriette Cole
Today we have lifestylist and branding coach, Harriette Cole! For 20 years she has coached entertainers, entrepreneurs and business professionals to present their brands effectively, including entertainers Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Carl Thomas, JoJo, Neon Hitch, Nico & Vinz and Andra Day; as well as corporate and not-for-profit professionals such as ZenithOptimedia, MoxieInteractive, Digitas, IPG Mediabrands, BET Networks, the National Urban League, Bank of America and Lockheed Martin
49:46
May 14, 2019
The Fertility Myth with Leah Hechtman, PhD, MSciMed, BHSc, ND, FNHAA
This week we talk to the amazing Leah Hechtman, Ph.D., who is working at the cutting edge of medicine in fertility, with an expertise in endometriosis. She has been in private practice for over 20 years in fertility, pregnancy, and reproductive healthcare. Leah is the Director of The Natural Health and Fertility Centre, in Sydney, Australia. 
28:19
May 07, 2019
How’s Your Liver? with Jamie Truppi, MSN, CNS
Today we have our Council Member Jamie Truppi back with us talking about the role that diet plays in autoimmunity. Jamie is a functional nutritionist working in the field of integrative health. Jamie joined us in Season 1, Episode 3 and gave us an introduction to functional nutrition.   You can find her nutrition articles on The Nook Online.
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April 30, 2019
Authenticity in VC with Sarah Foley of Swat Equity
Our guest today is Sarah Foley. After spending 20 years in financial services / advisory, Sarah, along with her partners, launched Swat Equity - a venture capital firm for emerging consumer brands. SuperGoop, Banza, Foodstirs, are a few Swat Equity portfolio companies. We discussed being an introvert, how to convert a "no" into a lead, and why a personal board of directors is so important.
46:34
April 23, 2019
SoulCycle, Flywheel and Beyond! - Ruth Zukerman
Our guest today is Ruth Zukerman, who was one of the original Co-Founders of SoulCycle and Flywheel Sports and now is pivoting again with a new book, Riding High!  Ruth shares her candid life story with us. Find her on Instagram here.   "The only true definition of failure is to stop trying. " - Ruth Zukerman
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April 16, 2019
Doing What You are Made For with Dr. Caneel Joyce
Caneel Joyce, Ph.D. helps founders, CEO’s, and executives cultivate their authentic power, so they can move forward fearlessly. Caneel has her doctorate in organizational behavior from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and 3 years teaching at the London School of Economics. She was Head of Growth at Britely, the user-generated content platform acquired by Groupon. She’s advised, consulted, and coached clients including Slack, 8i, Parachute, Snapchat, Tumblr, Scopely, Mozilla, Path, Nutmeg, Aspiration, Panasonic, Nutmeg, Disney Games, and Cisco. Find her on her website, instagram, and on our council page. 
43:49
April 09, 2019
Living in a Growth Zone with Angela Lee, Associate Dean at Columbia Business School
We talk to the incredibly intelligent, honest and down to earth (and time-management expert!), Angela Lee, the Chief Innovation Officer and Associate Dean at Columbia Business School and the Founder of 37Angels. 37Angels is an all female investing network that has invested in 50 startups and activates new investors through an investment bootcamp. Angela talked with us about her "shadow careers" and "living in the growth zone".  She also gives us great advice on using tools to outsource many brainless tasks and focus on what really matters to move our lives forward. We are thrilled to have Angela on our Council and to share our conversation with her.
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April 02, 2019
Humanizing Work with Robyn Katz, Director of Talkpoint
Today on The Nook Podcast we have Robyn Katz, the Founder and Director of Talkpoint in Australia. Robyn works with Australia’s business community to #HUMANISEWORK.   She speaks to use about leadership and her concern that "We’ve forgotten that doing and being the right thing is more important than being seen as being doing the right thing. " Robyn is a Nook Council Member and you can learn more about her here. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, it helps us tremendously if you share it with your friends. And be sure to subscribe and leave a review and comments wherever you listen. Thank you! 
36:45
March 26, 2019
Shifting Back Into Work with Jenny Galluzzo of The Second Shift
As co-founder of The Second Shift, Jenny Galluzzo lives her life committed to the empowerment of women through work. She is fiercely dedicated to shifting the path forward for women, encouraging them to forge their own career paths with confidence, intention and optimism. Jenny is responsible for the member community and all things brand, overseeing messaging, communications, and content channels. She curates events across the country to bring members and business partners together, and with her team, is in close contact with members during the multi-step application process. Beyond connecting women with jobs, Jenny is also in regular contact with members, advising about career transitions, gender equity in the workforce, and becoming an agent for change. Prior to starting The Second Shift, Jenny spent many years in journalism, researching, writing, hosting and producing for Good Morning America, News 12 and Plum TV. Jenny holds a BA from Duke University and an MS from the Columbia University School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young sons.  In this episode we discuss the challenges of taking a mid-career break and some solutions to keeping current whether you are currently in or out of the workforce.
25:10
March 19, 2019
Strong, Inside and Out: Interview with Holly Perkins
We talk with one of Shape Magazine’s “Top Trainers to Follow,” Holly Perkins, whose expertise is grounded in science and current research in women’s strength, inside and outside, for numerous national publications and websites, Founder of the Women’s Strength Nation and personal trainer to VIP clients including: Karlie Kloss, Adrian Grenier, Howard Stern, Billy Crystal, Petra Ecclestone, numerous professional athletes from the NHL and NFL, and even a presidential candidate. Find out more about Holly Perkins - train with her or buy her book Lift to Get Lean at https://hollyperkins.com  "If you can change your thoughts, you can change your life. " - Holly Perkins
33:55
March 12, 2019
Find Your Fellow Dragon Slayers: the Art and Power of Networking with Denise Hamilton
Meet the professionally- and personally- wise Denise Hamilton, the Founder of WatchHerWork.com, a company designed to leverage the wisdom and experience of successful female leaders to close the achievement gap between men and women in this country.   We hope you enjoy this colorful conversation with Denise and how important ones network is.  As she says "You can wallpaper your walls with all the business cards you have been collecting. It’s time to stop collecting cards. It’s time to start actually building relationships. "  We couldn't agree more.
31:45
March 05, 2019
Harnessing the Positive Power of Stress with Dr. Kristina Hallett
Dr. Kristina Hallett, Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Bay Path University, talks to Noa and Kim about her unique and proven strategies to harness the positive power of stress, to engage in radical self-care and to build personal resilience.
41:17
February 26, 2019
Show Me The Money, Interview with Justina Welch
 Justina Welch, nominated in 2017 and 2018 for the Outstanding Women in Business award presented by the Denver Business Journal, discusses the importance of future financial planning for all women.  Justina is the Co-Founder of Integrity Wealth Solutions where she helps clients plan for their unique financial goals.  " Finances weave through our life. It's inevitable. You want to be a participant and not be in the passenger seat of your own financial dependence or your financial future. " - Justina Welch Learn more about Justina on The Nook Online's Council Page here. 
24:29
February 19, 2019
Musts for Starting Your Own Business, Interview with Tara Hardesty.
Learn about the do’s and don’t of starting your own business with Tara Hardesty, the owner of The Marketing Method Group, Inc., a boutique marketing firm in San Francisco. Tara also discusses the challenges of balancing work and family.  You can learn more about Tara on The Nook Online Council Page.
28:44
February 12, 2019
What is Optimal Health? Interview with Dr. Sharon Lin
 Get VERY real with Dr. Sharon Lin, a family physician, mother, humanitarian, and founder of a start-up called the Humanitarian Museum. Dr. Lin talks about the 5 essential factors for an optimal state of being. Noa and Kim struggle to keep straight faces when Dr. Lin grades the health of their poop. And we learn about Humanitarian projects celebrating people’s similarities over their difference.  Read Dr. Lin's articles on The Nook Online and learn more about her on The Nook Online Council Page.
34:55
February 05, 2019
Detoxing Your Home with Charlotte Stevenson, M.S.
Charlotte is a freelance science writer and clean living consultant with Bachelors and Masters degrees in toxicology at Stanford University. Charlotte will discuss why we need to beware of hidden chemicals in our daily lives and some simple ways we clean up our routines in the new year. You can learn more about Charlotte on The Nook Online Council Page and check out her blog called "Be Counter With Charlotte”. 
19:47
January 29, 2019
Climate and Our Own Resilience with Aimée Christensen, Christensen Global Strategies & Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Aimée is  the Executive Director of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience and the chief executive officer of Christensen Global Strategies. Aimée discusses the state of our planet and how we can help promote resilience in nature as well as in ourselves. 
24:13
January 22, 2019
What is Functional Nutrition? with Jamie Truppi, MSN, CNS
Jamie is an functional nutritionist working in the field of integrative health. Jamie discusses the importance of nutrition in our overall health and simple choices we can make everyday to bring better nutrition into our lives.  You can learn more about Jamie here.
33:43
January 15, 2019
Interview with Dr. Lisa Day, “Finding Your Truth in the New Year"
Dr. Lisa Day has been a licenced psychologist and registered nurse with the Meier Clinics in Seattle, Washington, for over twenty years, and Lisa kicks off our podcast discussing the important and difficult questions to ask yourself in the new year. You can read a full bio on Dr. Day here.
38:25
January 08, 2019
Join us in The Nook!
 Meet The Nook founders, Noa and Kim, and learn about why they started The Nook as a basecamp for women on their way up, and how The Nook Podcast will feature weekly experts in the fields of career, finance, wellness, outdoor adventure, and travel.   Learn more about Noa and Kim at The Nook.  
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December 31, 2018