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Developing The Leader Within Podcast

Developing The Leader Within Podcast

By Enrique Acosta Gonzalez
Hello and welcome to Developing The Leader Within Podcast, an award-winning podcast where I interview the top players in the leadership arena and we dissect leadership, management, and career development from all angles. My name is Enrique Acosta Gonzalez and I use my more than twenty years of experience in leadership development to dig deep into complex issues and bring you the answers you were looking for.

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Episode 99: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Ronnell Richards.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Ronnell Richards (Ronnell Richards LLC & Founder of Business & Bourbon) about leadership and entrepreneurship. He shares with us his path and history in entrepreneurship, and how he runs to the truth. He explains why leadership is important to entrepreneurship and goes hand in hand. He speaks about the qualities that make a great leader and how you must lean into who you are in an authentic way. He also shares why accountability is critical for success in leadership and why you shouldn't be so quick to run into entrepreneurship without the right frame of mind. Do you know what entrepreneurship will demand of you?   To get in touch with Ronnell and his services and events, go to:
January 17, 2022
Episode 98: Leadership and Branding with David Brier.
In this podcast episode, I speak with David Brier (Google’s #1 Rebranding Expert and Author of Amazon’s Branding Bestseller “BRAND INTERVENTION”) about leadership and branding. He shares his journey to where he is today and gives us some insight as to what branding truly is, and why we get it wrong. He also shares his tips to getting your branding right, how to not be ordinary in 2022,  and why getting help in this area is a wise investment. He gives advice on how not to waste your time and ensuring you are poised to take your brand to the next level, why you need to be know for the right singular word, and so much more.    To get in contact with David Brier or get into his branding masterclass go to    To order Brand Intervention go here:
January 10, 2022
Episode 97: Leadership and Transformation with Mannsi Agrawal.
In this first podcast episode of season three and 2022, I speak to Mannsi Agrawal, all the way from Tibet, about leadership and transformation. We discuss her background and what she is currently doing and we also speak about her transforming lives through the power of words. We cover the challenges of leaders awareness of their use of the power of words and how a coach can help. She shares her view about the role of vantage point in communication and how true leaders do what is normal to them. We discuss what leaders need to do to see what others see and how impostor syndrome can derail you. To get in touch with Mannsi for her offerings and services, email her at  We would be blessed if you would support our podcast:
January 03, 2022
Episode 96: Leadership and Gratitude with Chester Elton.
In this final podcast episode of 2021, I speak with Chester Elton (Author, Speaker, Coach, Mentor: Gostick & Elton LLC) about leadership and gratitude.  We discuss his background, how he got into the gratitude business, and why gratitude is so important to everyday life. We speak about how anxiety can be combined with gratitude for you to overcome. He shares the difference between tennis players and Seals when it comes to gratitude. We discuss why leaders have a hard time with a mentality of gratitude and how you can be a hero for a buck. We finish with how doing good can change your world and those around you through the ripple effect of gratitude.
December 27, 2021
Episode 95: (Christmas Special) Leadership and Kindness with Barbara Vercruysse.
In this Christmas Special podcast episode, I speak with Barbara Vercruysse (CEO & Founder, Barbara Vercruysse Coaching Institue) about Leadership and Kindness. It may seem like there is a lack of kindness in our world but there are champions of kindness at every turn in our lives. Kindness is imperative in leadership and showing the way to kindness is our responsibility and mission. Today, as we celebrate Christmas, can you take the time to show someone kindness? Can you bring light, hope and peace to a life in turmoil? We can brighten up our world, if we were a little kinder to our family, friends and neighbors. Merry Christmas everyone!
December 25, 2021
Episode 94: Leadership and Spark with Simon T. Bailey.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Simon T. Bailey (Owner, Simon T. Bailey International) about leadership and Spark. We discus his origin story and how he got into the world of speaking. He shares what limits us from becoming the leader we should be. We also speak about how to look at your life as a puzzle and how it can help you see the big picture. He shares with us how to get the spark into our lives and help transform those around us. We speak of how you can know if you are called or not as a leader and how to get to your brilliance through pruning.   To speak with Simon about his services go to:
December 20, 2021
Episode 93: Leadership and Marketing with Khushboo Nangalia.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Khushboo Nangalia (Founder and CEO, BEYOND99 & Digital Agency & Academy). We discuss leadership and marketing and speak about her journey from her days in data entry, her move to Malaysia, and becoming a founder of several organizations. She tells us how she began from making no money but gaining growth through education, and later transitioned into leadership through upskilling. Khush defines marketing with few words but very powerfully. She dives into why leaders need to learn how to market themselves and be current to today. We cover how leaders need to stay on the mind of their teams in the remote landscape. Khush finishes by giving us her top tips for marketing in 2022.
December 13, 2021
Episode 92: Leadership and Remote Framework with Christopher Bramley.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Christopher Bramley (Director & Principal Consultant, FindingShores) about the remote framework. We discuss how the remote landscape has affected our ability to lead, how it is changing currently, and how you can still lead effectively no matter what circumstances arise. We talk about the role fear has in our ability to collaborate and how you can find your true north in the midst of so much confusion. Connect with Christopher on his website at
December 06, 2021
Episode 91: Heart-Centric Leadership with Rashmi Sharma.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Rashmi Sharma (Organizational Development Strategist) about heart-centric leadership. We discuss why it's missing, what you can do to find it and how current leaders can explore themselves to be able to give it. We cover ways you can begin your journey to becoming a heart-centric leader and what's at stake if you do not. If you want to tap into the full potential of your teams, give heart-centric leadership a try, you will not be disappointed. To reach Rashmi you can find her on LinkedIn
December 02, 2021
Episode 90: Leadership and Professional Relationships with Lou Everett & Sherri McManus.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Lou Everett and Sherri McManus (The Lou Everett Group) about leadership and professional relationships. We talk about what happens when you first take on the role of a leader and how you can set yourself up for success. We share ways to know your group and use the knowledge to build your team up. We also cover how relationships can be salvaged and built on when you promote above your peers and how you can develop those around you to move into your role as future leaders. Visit Lou and Sherri at 
November 25, 2021
Episode 89: Leadership and Cyber Security with Dana Mantilia.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Dane Mantilia (Founder, Identity Protection Planning) about leadership and Cyber Security. She shares her background in the auto and insurance industry and how she found her way into Cyber Security. She created software to help companies fight the war on identity theft and ultimately led to the founding of Identity Protection Planning. She shares ways we can keep our information safe and secure from prying eyes and fingers. She also shares how we can be active participants in the safe dissemination of our information online and what we can do to ensure our social media activity is sanitized. Visit Dana and her team for more information at:
November 15, 2021
Episode 88: Leadership and Brand with Nick F. Nelson.
In this episode, I speak to Nick F. Nelson (CEO, The BRANDPRENUER®️ Agency) about leadership and brand. Nick is an award-winning marketing executive and a Top LinkedIn personal branding voice & photographer and he shares his thoughts on what he believes branding is, and why leaders shy away from the branding process. He also shares some tips on what leaders should be doing to get themselves ready to be their brand. In an increasingly digital world, your brand is everywhere, whether you like it or not. As a leader, you need to own your brand and make it tell the story you want others to hear. To contact Nick or hire his services, visit:
November 13, 2021
Episode 87: Leadership and Fishing with Michael Leytem.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Michael Leytem (Author of Catching Leadership) about his journey in leadership and entrepreneurship. We dive into his book, visit the stations, and describe the meaning of each one. They are intentional stops on the journey of leadership from an angler's point of view. 1. Cast your line 2. Attract diverse anglers 3. Tie their knot 4. Coach their cast 5. Honor their catch 6. Release. He incorporates elements of his book and a fishing experience on his retreats and enhances your field of view. Check out the links below for more information. Empowered to Lead Group Coaching - Kicks off Nov. 3rd  Website:  Book Link:
November 01, 2021
Episode 86: Leadership and Video with Alex Minor.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Alex Minor (Eye AM Media) about leadership and video. We discuss why leaders need to use video as part of their communication strategy and why not doing so could be a big mistake. We cover tips on how you can make your video more attractive and how you can leverage video to enhance your efforts. We also speak about what equipment is necessary for you to begin your video journey. If you are a novice at video usage or just afraid to start, listen to Alex and reach out to get into the video scene sooner than later.
October 25, 2021
Episode 85: Leadership and Customer Service with Paula Goodman.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Paula Goodman (Owner of Omathome) about leadership and customer service. We discuss what customer service truly is and how a name change wouldn't be such a bad thing. She covers her experience in customer service, some advice for those looking into this field, and what you should be looking out for if you want to change bad people engagement. We also cover some tips for leaders as they lead the way in customer service and how it should be practiced internally first. Connect with Paula via Linkedin or your favorite social media platform.
October 18, 2021
Episode 84: From the sawmill to Naval service with MCPON (13) Mike Stevens.
In this podcast episode, I speak to MCPON Mike Stevens, the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. We speak about his days as a young boy at his dad's sawmill, his service in the Navy, and ultimately his selection as the 13th MCPON. We discuss his definition of leadership, his leadership advice for the newly selected Chief Petty Officers, how important faith is as a leader, his leadership as the CEO of the Navy League, and what the hardest thing is about being a leader. We are celebrating the Navy's 246th birthday and we want to send a heartfelt Happy Birthday to all Active, Reserve, Retired, Veteran, and Civilian Navy families.    This Podcast is sponsored by Navy Paddles:
October 11, 2021
Episode 83: Leadership and Personal Branding with Naomi Garrick.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Naomi Garrick (PR Chick and Owner of Garrick Communications) about personal branding. We discuss what it is and how you can ensure it is your true self. We also discuss several tips for you to consider with your personal branding journey. Always remember, Personal Branding is a 24/7 thing.
October 04, 2021
Episode 82: Leadership and Sales with Marcus A. Chan.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Marcus A. Chan (President and Founder of Venli Consulting Group) about leadership and Sales. Marcus takes us through his journey through the sales ladder and how he became a leader in sales. He also speaks about the misconceptions around what a salesperson is and how you can strategize your leadership journey to maximize your success. He also shares vice for those wanting to get into sales leadership and what he did to get his team's trust and ultimately, their success. 
September 27, 2021
Episode 81: Leadership and Human Connection with Mark Metry.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Mark Metry(Author of Screw Being Shy). We discuss his journey from Introvert to realizing that Social Anxiety was the true culprit for his reclusiveness. We also speak about how he broke out of the shell and harnessed his newfound power of storytelling to connect with people. He tells us about his Human 2.0 Podcast and how it rose to the top of the charts and how you can overcome Social Anxiety and become the best you. 
September 20, 2021
Episode 80: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence with Teresa Quinlan.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Teresa Quinlan (Founder & CEO of IQ+EQ=TQ) about Emotional Intelligence. She discusses her four key dimensions of leadership and EI. She also talks about how strong leaders need to be grounded ad well as, the four EQ skills needed for success.
September 13, 2021
Episode 79: Leadership and Anxiety with Bibinaz Onsori.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Bibi Onsori about how to identify and overcome anxiety. This last year and a half have posed some opportunities for anxiety to get the better of us. As a leader, have you given any consideration, that the folks you are asking to come back to the offices, may not be the same? Leaders, ask the right questions for the benefit of their people.
September 06, 2021
Episode 78: Leadership and Strengths with Kelly Merbler.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Kelly Merbler (Principal, The Kelly Merbler Company) about her journey in corporate America, how she found her passion and her entrepreneurial journey in leadership development. We get down into the weeds of why we focus on weaknesses so much and she gives insight on how to turn your strengths into superpowers in your career. She also shares tips on areas you should focus on to find your strengths.
August 30, 2021
Episode 77: Leadership and Identity Shift with Anthony Trucks.
I speak with Anthony Trucks (CEO, Identity Shift & Shift Method) in this podcast episode. We discuss what identity shift is all about and how you can start realizing your identity. We also go over why leaders have a hard time with their identity and how you can go from taking on someone else's to living your best life with your own.  There is a special gift in store for the focused listener, so stick with us all the way through this journey to getting your identity back.
August 23, 2021
Episode 76: Leadership and Job Networking with Trevor Houston.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Trevor Houston (Who Ya Know Job Networking Show) about leadership and Job networking. We discuss his role in the WYK Job networking Show and some advice he would give to job seekers. We cover the aspects of networking, and how even as an introvert you can get it done. We also speak about some of the things people are doing wrong and how to get it right. He also discusses an exciting networking event coming in October if you are in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
August 16, 2021
Episode 75: Leadership and Career Search with Lakrisha Davis.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Lakrisha Davis (Expert LinkedIn Business Strategist) about leadership and career search. In this ever-changing world, we need to have several skills to help us along the way to our ideal careers. Lakrisha shares with us her top five tips and what she feels is changing before our eyes. listen in as she helps us navigate the turbulent waters of career search and brings us into the safe haven port of landing a successful career. 
August 09, 2021
Episode 74: Leadership and Empowerment with Veronica Safoa Owusu.
In this podcast episode, we finalize my International month and go to the UK and speak to Veronica Safoa Owusu. She is the Gold Dust Coach helping people become empowered and creating online courses that transform lives. We dive into self-empowerment, overcoming doubt, owning your message, and how to speak to your audience. Thank you for hanging with me as I toured these five different countries on my Birthday month. 
August 02, 2021
Episode 73: Leadership and Mindset with Vandana Mohture.
In this podcast episode, we continue on our fourth leg of the International month and go to Australia and speak to Vandana Mohture. She is a  speaker and mindset coach. We dissect her four steps to a proper mindset. Learn about the four-quadrant model of Beliefs, Attributes/Values, Standards, and Expectations.
July 26, 2021
A conversation with Ima Black (MCPON Delbert D. Black's widow).
In honor of Ima's 100th Birthday! In this short episode, I speak to Ima Black, the widow of the Navy's first MCPON, Delbert D. Black. We discuss MCPON Black's selection, her role as a spouse, her service, and the naming and commissioning of the USS Delbert D. Black.
July 23, 2021
Episode 72: Leadership and S.M.I.L.E. with Ruqya Khan.
In this podcast episode, we continue on our third leg of the International month and go to the United Arab Emirates and speak to Ruqya Khan. She is a TEDx speaker, coach, and S.M.I.L.E. Strategist. We dissect what SMILE stands for and how you can implement it into your life as a leader. Learn about the power of Silence, Managing your attention, Identifying the Intention, letting go, and Energizing your possibilities.
July 19, 2021
Episode 71: Leadership and Revenue Strategy with Xhoni Mimillari.
In this podcast episode, we speak to Xhoni Mimillari (Content, Marketing & Business consultant) on the second leg of our July International tour in Italy. We discuss the in's and out's of revenue strategy. We go into what a good strategy looks like, why people are unsuccessful, and what you need to do in order to get your strategy in line with what your vision is.
July 12, 2021
Episode 70: Leadership and Marketing with Carlos Adell.
In this podcast episode, we kick off our International month by going to Spain and speaking to Carlos Adell (Founder and CEO of The Unstoppables). We get a peek into his rise to entrepreneurship from the corporate arena. We also discuss why marketing strategies fail and succeed.  If you want to know what it takes to get on the winning side of marketing, take a listen. 
July 05, 2021
Episode 69: Leadership and Nascar/Vetrepreneur with Jesse Iwuji.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Jesse Iwuji (Naval Officer, Nascar Driver, and Vetrepreneur). We discuss his sports days at the Naval Academy, Naval Service, and his journey to Nascar. He also shares his take on what is needed to lead and to get your teams where they need to be. Follow Jesse on all social media platforms and visit his website at This episode is sponsored by Navy Paddles.
June 21, 2021
Episode 68: Leadership and Storytelling with Amy Balschka.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Amy Blaschka about Storytelling. She is a Social Media Ghostwriter and Forbes Leadership Contributor and we discuss how your story can be instrumental and your success as a leader. We also cover her Power Trifecta and how it can make your message pop to your audience. We all have a story and it will never match any other, so tell it clearly, say it constantly, and be disciplined about your approach. (Newsletter)
June 14, 2021
Episode 67: Leadership and Collaboration with Darshan Patel.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Darshan Patel (TCOL: The Circle Of Legends) about leadership and collaboration. We discuss what collaboration entails and how you can do it, even with what some may call debilities. This world is engaged through collaborations of all types. It is the glue to all of our activities and how you do it matters.
June 07, 2021
Episode 66: Leadership and Public Speaking with Ravi Rajani.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Ravi Rajani (Founder of Ravi Rajani Consulting) about leadership and public speaking. We get into the things that keep most leaders from being able to speak in large groups and public settings. We discuss tips to get you from fear to victory and give real examples of how others overcame. D you want to become a great public speaker? Give Ravi a visit at his Linkedin Profile or go to his website.
May 31, 2021
Episode 65: Leadership and HR Technology with Frank B. Mengert.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Frank "Frankie Baby" Mengert (CEO of EBM) about leadership and HR Technology. We explore his entrepreneurial journey and how EBM got started. We also cover the benefits of giving your people choice when it comes to their benefits and how leadership can play a vital role in making sure their team members have what they really need. Companies that treat benefits as a standard 3 item offering run the risk of losing out on talent, just to save a buck.
May 24, 2021
Episode 64: Leadership and Connecting with Greatness with Ahmad Imam.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Ahmad Imam (Host of Success Resources Australia) about leadership and connecting with greatness. We speak about the inner greatness of leaders and also the outer greatness around us all. How do you tap into both and what should you do to get to your greatness? Ahmad gives his tips and advice to accomplish both.  
May 17, 2021
Episode 63: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Jimmy Cox.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Jimmy Cox (Founder and CEO of Military Fresh Network and MFN Consulting Group) about leadership and entrepreneurship. We speak about his Army service, his vision for MFN, and the journey he is on to get MFN to a nationally and globally recognized brand. We also discuss advice for the new entrepreneur and ways to avoid some pitfalls in business.
May 10, 2021
Episode 62: Leadership and Sales with Dale Dupree.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Dale Dupree (Founder & CEO of The Sales Rebellion) about leadership and sales. We go into his background in sales and why he chose to go at it on his own. We also speak about how he came to the point to lead a movement of sales rebels and teaching others how to tear down the castles of the old guard. What do leadership and sales have in common? Take a listen as we dive into the similarities and what makes a leader great and poor by sales standards. To get a hold of The Sales Rebellion reach out to the team via their website or their social media handle at @salesrebellion.
May 03, 2021
Episode 61: Leadership and AHA with Sunny Nagpal.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Sunny Nagpal (Chief Smile Officer at AHA Education in India). We go over the vision of AHA and how he became the CSO. We discuss the START mantra and what it means, as well as the objectives as to their mission to Stop Teaching and Start Transforming. Check them out on Facebook and their website. DTLW Main Sponsor Episode Sponsor
April 26, 2021
Episode 60: Leadership and Human Performance with Rich Farley.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Rich Farley (Fantail Services) about Human Performance and Human Error. We also discuss his time in the Air Force and how he got into the field of Human Performance. Rich takes us into what Human Performance and Error are and also highlights the effects of Attention Management, Fatigue Management, and Risk Management on leadership and organizations.
April 19, 2021
Episode 59: Leadership and Networking with Sam P. Lark Jr.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Sam P Lark Jr. Sam is a public Speaker and Networking extraordinaire. I came to know Sam by his post back in the day about how he got his job by using Twitter and social media. I have since followed him and have seen him get employed by Go Daddy and was hosting one of their online shows. He really knows how to network and you may learn a thing or two in this episode. This episode is dedicated to my mom that passed away on April 1 due to Covid. Rest in Peace, my first Queen.
April 12, 2021
Episode 58: Leadership and Keto with Ben Azadi.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Ben Azadi (Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and Founder of Keto Kamp) about Leadership and Keto. We discuss what Keto is and how it works. We also cover how leaders can be educated and supportive of their teams on their health initiatives. We get a glimpse of his new book Keto Flex and go over his 4 pillars (Adapt, Fast, Phase, Keto Flex). Ben finishes it up with some final thoughts on three things we should be doing to get on the road to success. For Ben's book: Keto Flex go to
March 29, 2021
Episode 57: Leadership and Pitching with Precious L. Williams.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Precious Williams (13 time National Pitch Competition Champ, Author, and Speaker) about leadership and pitching. We cover what a pitch is, why leaders need to learn how to pitch, and what can come from having YOUR perfect pitch. It is not enough to lead, you have to know how to pitch and lead.
March 22, 2021
Episode 56: Leadership and Psychological Safety.
In this podcast episode, I speak with you, the listener about leadership's role in the psychological safety of all team members. This is not an often discussed element of work but given the times we have had in our world the last year, it's about time we did. I cover the five points of 1. It starts with you, 2. You are the source, 3. Provide a Safe Haven, 4. Psychological Safety to Thrive, and 5. The Collective Midset. 
March 15, 2021
Episode 55: Leadership and Influence with Chip baker.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Chip Baker (Speaker, Author, and Host of the Success Chronicles) about leadership and influence. We go over his work with youth, sports, and fitness organizations as well as his new book venture entitled "The Impact of Influence", a collaboration of 16 powerful influencers. We discuss the meaning of influence and what it truly is on the playing field of life.
March 08, 2021
Episode 54: Leadership and Wealth Management with Ron Malhotra.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Ron Malhotra (Founder, Managing Director, Wealth Management Specialist, Author, and Speaker). We get into the world of wealth management and how leaders should start thinking of money in a different mindset. We discuss the shortsightedness of leadership in wealth management and resources, the challenges in leadership as it pertains to creating a constant flow through prioritizing, and overcoming the scarcity mindset. Do you feel an obligation to create wealth? Listen to this full podcast and then answer that question. 
March 02, 2021
Episode 53: Leadership and Overcoming with JJ Birden.
In this podcast episode, I speak to JJ Birden (Speaker, Author, and Former NFL player) about leadership and overcoming. He shares a bit of his football history and how he truly represents the underdog story. We dive into his signature F.A.S.C.O and what it means. We all face many things in our lives and often are plagued with Failure, Adversity, Setbacks, Challenges, and Obstacles but JJ guides us on how to overcomes them and what it takes to get onto success. 
February 22, 2021
Episode 52: Leadership and Global Policy & Strategy with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings (Founder, President, and CEO of Global Policy Solutions) about leadership and global policy & strategy. We discuss her background, the shortfall in foresight in leadership, and how leaders can develop a global (all people, all policies, all levels of government) mindset in policy creation. We also discuss how to tackle some of the issues leaders face in creating policies that are not only broad but targeted to the needs of all. Leaders must start creating policies that are not blind to some people and sub-optimal but create a safe, unity based, and successful outcome for all people. 
February 15, 2021
Episode 51: Leadership and Faith with Bishop D. Bronner.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Bishop D. Bronner, Senior Pastor and Founder of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Georgia. We define what a businessman is, what leadership/leader truly means, and why faith is so important in a corporate setting. It is not solely having faith but acting faith where you experience the power in business. You can do business and faith but you have to choose whom you will serve, that is the key to success or failure (getting the opportunity to try again).
February 08, 2021
Episode 50: Leadership and Marketing & Side Hustle with Hala Taha.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Hala Taha, CEO of YAP Media and the Host of the Young and Profiting Podcast. We discuss her journey as an entrepreneur and media professional and also discuss the many pitfalls and successes of going on your own. We highlight the difference between side-hobby and side-hustle as well as give some practical ways to going from a side-hustle to the main-hustle. 
February 01, 2021
Episode 49: Leadership and Human Performance & Mindfulness with Dr. Jannell MacAulay.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Dr. Jannell MacAulay. She served for 20 years as a U.S. Air Force pilot and Combat Veteran and is an authority in human performance & mindfulness. She is also a military spouse, transformational TEDx speaker, and is currently serving as a consultant to government and corporate organizations in leadership and human performance. She is on a mission to help individuals excel in high-stress and rugged environments, by showing them how to lean into each moment to find their best selves.
January 25, 2021
Episode 48: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Paul C. Brunson.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Paul C. Brunson and discuss leadership and entrepreneurship. We cover his experience and success in his entrepreneurial journey, cover tips for young entrepreneurs as well as leaders as they execute their leadership. We also discuss his community-building platform through Better With Paul (BWP).
January 18, 2021
Episode 47: Leadership and Success with Marques Ogden.
In our inaugural episode of 2021, I speak to NFL Football veteran, speaker, author, and coach Marques Ogden about what success means to him, what it is and what it's not, and how you can get there with what you have in your possession today.
January 11, 2021
Episode 46: Leadership and Burnout with Davida Ginter.
Here we are in the final episode of 2020 and I am so pleased to end this year with Davida Ginter, as we talk about the important topic of burnout. She is the CEO of Enkindle Global and the author of "Burning Out won't get you there." We discuss what burnout is and what does it look like, as well as, what you can do if you are exhibiting signs of burnout. As leaders, we must be ready and able to help others showing signs of burnout by creating a place that encourages wellness at all levels. We also share some things you can do to prepare to tackle burnout in 2021. It has been a tremendous blessing sharing all the topics covered in 2020 and I hope you were enriched by this podcast. Happy New Year!
December 28, 2020
Episode 45: Leadership and Excellence with Waheebah Leonard.
Leadership and excellence, what does that look like? In today's episode, I speak to Waheebah Leonard all the way from South Africa, about what she believes this looks like. We also discuss killers to excellence in a leader, what you can do to ensure you provide excellence, and what leaders can do if they are struggling with excellence in their leadership.
December 21, 2020
Episode 44: Leadership and Humility with Lane Belone.
In today's podcast episode, I speak to Lane Belone, co-author of Unleash Your Humble Alfa. We speak about his military service with the Special Forces, his journey to becoming an entrepreneur, his book, and what it means to lead with humility. 
December 14, 2020
Episode 43: Leadership and Well-being with Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez.
In this podcast episode, I speak with Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez about well-being. This year has brought about so many different levels of stress, anxiety, loss, and depression but we also have been freed, gained, and excelled in areas we never thought would be possible. Leaders have the keys to unlocking doors to growth opportunities and creating safe havens for their people. Take a listen to Eduardo's journey in life as he faced challenges and how he overcame to be the man he is today.
December 07, 2020
Episode 42: Leadership and Influence with Lou Everett & Sherri McManus.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Lou Everett and Sheri McManus (The Lou Everett Group) about leadership and influence. We cover the points of what is true leadership, the difference between positional and influential leadership, and when a leader would know if they mastered leadership.
November 30, 2020
Episode 41: Leadership and Personal Branding with Megan Vaughan.
In this podcast episode, I speak to Megan Vaughan (Prolific Banana) about Personal Branding. We speak about setting the stage, controlling the narrative, knowing your values, and keeping your personal Brand intact when in Crisis.
November 23, 2020
Episode 40: Leadership and Relationships with Mila DeChant.
Leadership and Relationships. In this podcast episode, I speak to Mila DeChant about relationships in the workplace and how we can do better. We also discuss Heartship, Diversity, Culture, and the 4 T's. We detail the difference between positional leadership and practical leadership as well as what people success partner really means.
November 16, 2020
Episode 39: Leadership and Legacy with Duane Bushey (MCPON 7).
We conclude our five-part Advisor Series, as I speak to Duane Bushey (Owner of CDA Construction Management Service, the Navy's 7th MCPON, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about his history, how legacy molded his career, how a legacy can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate legacy into their day-to-day.
November 09, 2020
Episode 38: Leadership and Values with Michael Jackson.
We continue our five-part Advisor Series, and I speak to Michael Jackson (Command Master Chief (Ret.), USN, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about his history, how values molded his career, how values can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate values into their day-to-day.
November 02, 2020
Episode 37: Leadership and Grit with John Minyard.
We continue our five-part Advisor Series, and I speak to John Minyard (15th Pacific Fleet Master Chief/VP Fantail services, LLC, and a TLS Advisor) about Leadership and Grit. We discuss how grit molded his career, how grit can be part of your leadership, and how you can incorporate grit into your day-to-day.
October 26, 2020
Episode 36: Leadership and Ethics with Boris Bolanos.
We continue on our five-week Advisor Series, and we speak to Boris Bolanos (Command Sargeant Major (Ret) and a TLS Advisor). We discuss the topic of leadership and ethics and what it means, and how it can guide the careers of leaders. We also discuss how ethics is a part of leadership and how you can incorporate it into your day-to-day. 
October 19, 2020
Episode 35: Leadership and Service with James "Jim" L. Herdt (MCPON 9).
In this "Navy Birthday" podcast episode, I speak to Jim Herdt (CEO/CFO of Herdt Consulting, Inc and the Navy's 9th MCPON, and a TLS Advisor). We speak about how Service molded his career, how service can be a part of leadership, and how leaders can incorporate service into their day-to-day. We also discuss his latest book "Five Star Leadership Handbook." Happy 245th Birthday to the US Navy (Oct 13th)!
October 12, 2020
Episode 34: Leadership and Identifying your soulful purpose with Norman Wolfe.
In today's podcast episode, I speak to Norman Wolfe (CEO of Quantum Leaders and Author of The Living Organization). We will discuss the topic of Identifying your soulful purpose and other leadership topics that will help you make the most of your leadership journey and organizational structure. We speak about humanizing your organization, creating an environment that makes your people feel safe and supported as well as avoiding root driven reactions.
October 05, 2020
Episode 33: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Michael Connolly.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Micahel Connolly (Army Veteran, entrepreneur, and CEO of Sonobi) about his service as an Army helicopter pilot, his entrepreneurial journey, his first company, his role in Sonobi, and their future, plus some leadership tips to all wanting to go into being an entrepreneur.
September 28, 2020
Episode 32: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Flossie Hall.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Flossie Hall (Military Spouse, entrepreneur, and COO of the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs (AMSE) about her role as a military spouse, her entrepreneurial journey, her first company, her role in AMSE, and their future, plus some leadership tips for all wanting to go into entrepreneurship.
September 21, 2020
Episode 31: Leadership and Crisis with Dr. Amicitia "Cita" Maloon-Gibson.
Leadership and Crisis: Decisive actions to implement during a crisis. In this podcast episode, we speak to Dr. Amicitia "Cita" Maloon-Gibson (Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur, and Veteran) about leadership in times of crisis. Now more than ever we need leaders to make the critical decisions that will keep their people, businesses, and companies safe from the ever-changing landscape we are living in.
September 14, 2020
Episode 30: Leadership and Entrepreneurship with Charlynda Scales.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Charlynda Scales (Air Force member, Entrepreneur, CEO of Mutt's Sauce) about service, her Grandfather's legacy, Entrepreneurship, Bob Evans Farms & Daymond John, and her future. 
September 07, 2020
Episode 29: Leadership and overcoming obstacles with Matt Crump.
In this podcast episode, we speak to Matt Crump (Entrepreneur, Minister, Author, Speaker, Musician, and Veteran) about overcoming obstacles. We structure our conversation around five key points:  1. Believing that you can (Mind)  2. Recognizing you need help (Relationship)  3. Information/Knowledge (Wisdom) 4. Action (Do it) 5. Follow up (Make it happen).
August 31, 2020
Episode 28: Leadership and Branding.
In today's podcast episode, we speak to Debbie Jollie (The Stammering Communicator) about leadership and branding. We structure our conversation around building a brand online, making sure your online presence and offline presence match, authenticity, senior leadership's role in branding, and what is on the horizon for her and her company.
August 24, 2020
Episode 27: Leadership and Customer Service.
In this podcast episode, we travel to South Africa and speak to Waheebah Leonard about the impacts good and bad customer service has on leaders and internal/external customers. We structure our conversation around these five points: Customer-centric attitude, powerful communicator, empathy, master of priorities, and motivator.
August 17, 2020
Episode 26: Leadership and Teams.
In this episode, we speak to MJ Tolan (TedX speaker, author, and Entrepreneur) about Leadership and Teams. Our conversation revolves around the acronym RESPECT (Respect, Energize, Self-Leadership, Praises, Enable, Create New Leaders, and Trust). Leaders need to be able to employ RESPECT and infuse life into their teams.
August 10, 2020
Episode 25: Leadership and Technology.
In this episode, we speak to Dr. Joe Perez (Technology expert and Conference Speaker)  about leadership and technology. We concentrate our conversations around these five points: 1. Leaders should be more interested in accountability than ability, and integrity than celebrity. 2. Leaders should recognize each team member as an asset rather than a cost. 3. Leaders should care more about their data being right than their reports looking pretty. 4. Leaders should be innovative (those who don't innovate will soon stagnate). 5. Leaders should encourage rather than encroach.
August 03, 2020
Episode 24: Leadership and Vulnerability.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to Canada and speak to Antoni Tzavelas (Tech Leadership Coach, Speaker, and Trainer). We discuss Leadership and Vulnerability around five key points: Putting your people first, Leading with Empathy and Love, Cultivating a culture of trust, Keeping the lines of communication open, Never stopping learning. At the center of all effective leaders is the ability to be vulnerable and creating trust with their teams. 
July 27, 2020
Episode 23: Leadership and Social Media.
Its International month and in this episode, we go to the UK and speak to Kate Pearl Goddard, about the importance of Leadership and Social Media. It is all around us and ever-changing but leaders must consider embracing and utilizing the multitude of platforms available and start making it part of their success plan for themselves and their teams. Social Media is not our enemy if used correctly and responsibly. People buy from people! 
July 20, 2020
Episode 22: Leadership and You.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to South Africa and speak to Dr. Madelaine Gomes (Speaker, Trainer, and Co-founder) about Leadership and You. We focus our discussion around Transformation, Success in tribes, the Power of Words, Visions for your future, and Inner Wellness.
July 13, 2020
Episode 21: Leadership and Career Planning.
It's International Month and in this episode, we go to the UAE and speak to Trisha Chapman, Founder and Managing Partner of Impressivecv. We discuss career planning around the five points of being solution-oriented, communication, monitoring progress, alignment and structure, and strategy.
July 06, 2020
Episode 20: Leadership and Development.
In this episode, we speak to Matt Gagnon (TedX Keynote Speaker, Mindset Coach, & Author) about Leadership and Development. We structure our conversation around these five points: 1. Hire a Coach and Build a Tribe 2. Identify The Voice of Limiting Beliefs 3. Own Your Values 4. Delegate and Follow Up 5. Lead Over Liked. #successtoyou!
June 29, 2020
Episode 19: Leadership and Vision.
In this episode, we speak to Jeremy Sisson (Businessman, Philanthropist, & Politician) about Leadership and Vision. We structure our conversation around these five points: 1.) Three reasons why vision is important in Leadership.  2.)  Reviewing the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership by John Maxwell.  3.)  The concept of the Level 5 leader and what it takes to become one.  4.)  Top ten traits that most successful leaders collectively share., and  5.)  Top ten habits most successful leaders do every day. 
June 22, 2020
Episode 18: Leadership and Heart.
In this episode, we speak to Brian Kelly, President of Brian Kelly Leadership Coaching. We discuss Leadership and Heart around five key points: Self, Care, Vulnerability, Curiosity, and Strategic Interdependency. At the center of all mankind is the heart and it is in the heart where true leaders distinguish themselves from the masses.
June 15, 2020
Episode 17: Leadership and Mindset.
In this episode, we speak to Andy Neary (Former MLB pitcher, Amazon best selling author, keynote speaker, and business coach) about leadership and Mindset. We tackle this topic around these five points: being ok with failure and learning from it, leading by example, having a short-term memory about high and lows, and being empathetic. Mindset is key to being able to forge forward when your eyes speak. Having the mental fortitude to be innovative, decisive, and human during life's challenges is critical to your success and that of your teams.
June 08, 2020
Episode 16: Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion.
In this episode, we speak to Terry Spain (Speaker, Author, and Master Diversity and Inclusion trainer) about Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion. We focus our conversation around the following five points: 1. It starts with you 2. Build an Inclusive environment 3. Get to know those that work with and for you 4. Team building does work and 5. Traveling equals a better you.
June 01, 2020
Episode 15: Leadership and Sales.
In this episode, we speak with Joshua W. Desha about Leadership and Sales. We all sell in one way or another and it is ingrained in our day to day lives. Leaders must learn how to sell their value to their teams and gain their business just as we do in commerce. Our customers, as leaders,  deserve the very best from us all the time.
May 25, 2020
Episode 14: Leadership and Finances.
In this episode, we speak to Victor Johnson from Nico Don Projects (certified credit consultant, inspirational speaker, and real estate investor) about Leadership and Finances. There are many ways to send you scuttling to the bottom of the life sea but few have lasting impact like finances. Being financially literate is crucial to leadership and you ability to effectively lead your teams. I always say practice what you preach and being a leader that is always in financial troubles is not leading at all. Learn to own your financial affairs and then teach those around you to flourish financially.
May 18, 2020
Episode 13: Leadership and Wellness.
In this episode, we speak to Michael Cortina, about the importance of wellness and how it affects leadership. We cover five key areas for leaders to keep an eye on when it comes to wellness. Serving, Knowing your people, being real and genuine, taking ownership, and breaking down barriers. 
May 11, 2020
Episode 12: Leadership and Faith.
In this episode, Orlando U. Javien Jr. (speaker, and author of God Moments and Unplugged) and I, speak about leadership and faith. We discuss how faith helps us develop leadership qualities in life stages, and how those qualities translate into the corporate arena.
May 04, 2020
Episode 11: The importance of Language in Leadership.
In this episode, we speak to Wendy Pease, Executive Director of Rapport International about the importance of language, interpretation, and translation. Some success is hinged on the proper use of language and cultural etiquette. Don't be the leader that suffers due to not considering how your message is interpreted or translated.
April 27, 2020
Leadership during crisis and the future landscape.
In this episode, we speak to Matt Franz, an Army Veteran, and recent inductee into Florida's Veteran Hall of Fame. We discuss the current leadership landscape, leadership in times of crises and what our future may look like. We also have three books to suggest for your leadership education.
April 20, 2020
Removing the K factor from your SucKcess.
In this episode, I detail my approach to removing the K factors that hinder you from achieving true success. It is the silent killer to many leaders and their effectiveness. Until you are truthful about your condition you will be battling these factors and could potentially derail your career or someone else's. Take action today and become the best you can be.
April 13, 2020
Leading in your house first.
This episode explores the difference between your leadership at home and your job. If you get it right at all, do it at home first then take that knowledge and lead at your job.
April 07, 2020
Career Tip #10: Leave a Legacy.
This episode deals with leaving a legacy anywhere you go. Leave something behind that people will crave and not regret. Your legacy will be one or the other. 
March 30, 2020
Career Tip #8 & 9: Teach one, and Training your Relief.
This episode focuses on the importance of teaching those under our charge and making sure that we leave an equipped and trained relief when it is our time to leave our positions. Now more than ever we are seeing the fruit of whether we did or not.
March 23, 2020
Career Tip # 7: Setting the example as a Leader in the New Normal.
This episode is dedicated to all the people having to adjust to a new normal this week. I want to encourage you to take a step back, assess your surroundings, dig your heels in and take this week by storm. We are resilient and intelligent people and we can make it if we are wise in our actions, limit risks and infuse our environments with positivity. I wish you all safety, health, and #successtoyou!
March 16, 2020
Career Tip #5 & 6: Knowing the review process and Finding your passion and adding value.
This week we cover two more tips of my 10 tips for career success. Knowing the review process is critical to a successful career. I have taught all my team members how to dissect the review sheet and how to map a course to ensure they always came out on top. Finding your passion and adding value are key components in your longevity at any company. If you lose any one of these, you might start thinking of getting a mentor or an exit plan.
March 09, 2020
Career Tip #3&4 Learn your company history and future/Find your place.
In this episode, we cover the importance of learning your company's history and future as well as finding your place in your new company.
March 02, 2020
Career Tip #2: Give a great first Impression.
Leaving a great first impression can mean the difference between getting the job or getting to apply again.
February 24, 2020
Career Tip #1: Research.
This episode is the first of ten tips for career success. It covers the important step of research and some tips on how to go about researching your next employer.
February 18, 2020