Leading with Values, Staying Curious, and Seeking Discomfort
Randy Stone - Vice President, Strategy & Operations
In this enlightening episode of Grandpa & The Millennial, we sit down with Randy Stone, a seasoned Vice President of Strategy and Operations. With over 25 years of experience he shares lessons learned throughout his tenure with companies like Oracle, Salesforce, and Slack. Randy's challenge to name our top 5 values sparks a profound conversation that delves into the core of leadership and personal growth.
Our engaging discussion centers around three pivotal topics:
1. The Power of Curiosity: Randy emphasizes the importance of curiosity as a driving force in both personal and professional growth. We explore how nurturing your curiosity can open doors to new opportunities and set you apart in your journey.
2. Leading with Values: The heart of our conversation revolves around leading with values. Randy inspires us to reflect on what we truly value in our lives and how those values can guide our actions, decisions, and leadership. We delve into the process of defining and aligning our values with our professional and personal lives.
3. Embracing Discomfort for Growth: Challenging the status quo and continuously leaning into discomfort is a theme that resonates throughout our discussion. Randy's insights into pushing your comfort zone and embracing the unknown serve as a powerful catalyst for personal and professional development.
Whether you're an emerging leader, a seasoned professional, or simply seeking to enrich your understanding of leadership and self-discovery, this episode offers timeless wisdom and actionable takeaways.
Join us for an episode that combines the best of leadership principles and is sure to leave you motivated and equipped to lead a life infused with curiosity, values, and unceasing growth. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by Randy's wisdom and perspective.
Leaders Are People Too: From Lessons to Law Firm, Sacrifice & Support, And the Devastating Fentanyl Epidemic
Tracy Hunckler - Attorney & Partner
In this compelling episode of Grandpa & The Millennial, we have the privilege of sitting down with Tracy Hunckler, an accomplished attorney and Partner at her own law firm. Tracy's remarkable journey takes us from her early life's hard-earned lessons through her experiences in law school and her flourishing career that ultimately led to her becoming a partner.
In this heartfelt conversation, we explore three pivotal themes that shape Tracy's narrative from both a personal and professional lens.
1. The Power of Support Systems: Tracy's journey underscores the significance of having a strong support system. We delve into the sacrifices and unwavering commitment that often accompany such support. Her story serves as a testament to the immeasurable impact of the people who stand by us through life's trials and triumphs.
2. Navigating the Tapestry of Communication: Tracy provides valuable insights into the complexities of communication. We discuss how individuals give and receive information differently, and the importance of approaching communication with awareness and compassion. Her perspective sheds light on the art of building bridges through understanding.
3. Confronting the Fentanyl Epidemic: Tracy shares her deeply personal experience with the fentanyl epidemic, which took her son’s life. We delve into this life-altering encounter, exploring the broader implications of this crisis on individuals, families, and communities. Tracy's story serves as a poignant reminder of the need for awareness and compassion in addressing such profound challenges. Leaving us with gracious tips on attempting to find light and perseverance after tragedy.
Throughout this episode, Tracy's authenticity, resilience, and wisdom shine through, offering lessons and inspiration for listeners of all backgrounds and generations. Whether you're on the cusp of your career, deep into your professional journey, or simply seeking a fresh perspective on life's challenges, Tracy Hunckler's story is bound to resonate with you.
Join us for an episode that combines personal growth, professional success, and a commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Tracy's journey is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of perseverance. Don't miss this opportunity to be moved and motivated by Tracy's inspiring narrative.
Intention, Adaptability, and Life Changing Travel
Richard Conner - Senior Program Director
Join us as Richard Connor takes center stage to share his remarkable journey, spanning over 17 years in marketing and management roles, both domestically and internationally. An inspiring episode that highlights the pursuit of becoming better.
Richard's story is one of determination and continuous development. He's navigated through challenging leadership positions, emerged stronger with each challenge, and thrived by embracing change. All while having a passion for family, running, engineering, electronics, and travel.
In this episode, you'll gain invaluable insights from Richard's wealth of experiences, including:
The Power of Adaptation: Learn how his journey was marked by transformative moments that required him to adapt and evolve. His story underscores the importance of embracing change as a catalyst for personal and professional growth.
Taking Calculated Risks: His journey is a testament to the rewards of taking calculated chances. Hear his advice on when and how to seize opportunities and navigate the fine line between risk and reward.
Being Intentional: What you prioritize and put effort into is what will be happen. Richard shares some advice on how and when to do this.
Join us as Richard shares his inspiring narrative, peppered with insights from years of experience, resilience, and seizing opportunities. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just embarking on your own leadership journey, this episode will offer you something! Tune in to "Grandpa & The Millennial" for an episode that will motivate and inspire you to embrace growth, follow your passions, and take chances on your path to success. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true leadership trailblazer.
How to Elevate Performance: Operational Excellence, Incentives That Work, and Building A Culture of High Performance
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Get ready for an electrifying episode of Grandpa & The Millennial as we continue our captivating Elevate series. In this third installment, we're delving into the intricate world of elevating performance through strategic processes, meaningful incentives, and a culture of high expectations.
Join your dynamic duo hosts as we uncover the keys to unlocking peak performance in your team. This episode is a blueprint for operational excellence, motivating your team in a way that truly matters, and fostering a culture where high expectations are the norm.
Here's what you can expect:
Operationalizing Excellence: Aligning and fine-tune your processes for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Discussing practical insights on streamlining workflows, bringing the team in, and ensuring your team has the processes to operate at its peak.
Meaningful Incentives: Motivating your team with incentives that matter. We discuss the art of recognition, rewards, and creating a workplace that values and appreciates every contribution.
A Culture of High Expectations: High-performance teams thrive on high expectations. Set and communicate clear expectations that challenge and inspire your team to exceed their limits and be about it from the top down.
Throughout the episode, your hosts share real-world examples, success stories, and actionable advice. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights. Tune in to "Grandpa & The Millennial" for another game-changing episode in our "Elevate Series." It's time to supercharge your team's performance like never before.
How to Elevate Teams by Having a Vision, Setting Stretch Goals, and Holding Them Accountable!
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In the second installment of our three-part series on elevation, we focus on three essential keys to elevating teams. We share ideas, personal anecdotes, real-world examples, and actionable tips around 3 key topics: having a clear vision, setting ambitious yet attainable goals, and holding your team accountable for success. This episode is packed with actionable takeaways for leaders of all generations and stages. In this episode, you'll discover:
Crafting a Vision: The value of developing a compelling and inspiring vision for your team that aligns with your organization's mission. We provide practical steps to help you articulate a vision that motivates and unites your team.
Setting Stretch Goals: Find out how stretching your team's capabilities with challenging goals can drive innovation and excellence. Sharing proven strategies to set goals that push boundaries while ensuring they remain achievable.
Accountability in Action: Accountability is the linchpin of effective leadership. Explore actionable techniques for holding your team accountable without creating a culture of blame. Discover the power of constructive feedback and progress tracking. Fostering a culture of consistency being key.
Spend some time with us thinking and reflecting on where you stand in these areas. Are you investing in yourself, your team, your capabilities? Whether you're a seasoned leader or a budding one, this episode will equip you with the tools you need to elevate your team to new heights.
Tune in to gain valuable insights and actionable advice that will help you become a more effective and visionary leader. Don't miss out on this engaging discussion on team elevation – it's another must-listen episode from "Grandpa & The Millennial"!
How to elevate individuals by identifying potential, meeting them on the journey, and finding opportunities to challenge!
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This week we are switching it up! Join us as we start a 3-part series exploring the idea of elevating individuals, teams, and performance. Great leaders don't just manage; they elevate those around them. In our discussion, we uncover key traits and skills that set these leaders apart, enabling them to foster a culture of growth and empowerment within their organizations.
We start this series with a focus on the individual. Discussing values and providing actionable take aways to be practiced on the following 3 key points:
Spotting Potential: How astute leaders have a knack for identifying hidden talents and skills in their team members. Thinking beyond job titles and embracing the diverse strengths that make your teams extraordinary.
Meeting Individuals Where They Are: Effective leadership is about recognizing that everyone is on a unique journey. We explore how great leaders tailor their approach to nurture each individual's growth, whether they are just starting out or reaching new heights in their careers.
Creating Opportunities for Challenge: Challenge is the catalyst for growth. We dive into strategies for creating an environment where individuals are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and take on new challenges, ultimately reaching their full potential.
Whether you're a seasoned executive, an aspiring leader, or simply curious about the dynamics of leadership, this episode is packed with valuable insights that can help you elevate yourself and those around you. Join the Grandpa & The Millennial as we share secrets of leaders who are truly making a difference by unlocking the untapped potential in individuals and propelling them toward greatness. Don't miss this episode – it's the beginning of your guide to becoming an inspirational leader in today's dynamic world.
Sharing Your Gift, Being Yourself, and Coaching Others
Rashaud Howell - Operational Planning - Footwear Coach/Trainer - Motivational Speaker
In this riveting episode of "Grandpa and The Millennial," get ready to be uplifted as we dive into an inspiring conversation with none other than Rashaud Howell. As a Retail Sales Manager at Dick's Sporting Goods and a burgeoning Motivational Speaker, Rashaud exudes an irresistible charisma that lights up every room he enters.
Join us as we uncover Rashaud's journey—a journey filled with determination, gratitude, and an unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. His infectious personality is matched only by his relentless drive to spread motivation and empowerment far and wide.
From his role as a leader in the retail world to his aspirations as a speaker, Rashaud's unique perspective on life will leave you not only entertained but also deeply moved. He doesn't just talk the talk; he walks the walk, living each day with a heart full of gratitude and a genuine desire to be a beacon of light for those around him.
Tune in to this enlightening episode as we explore Rashaud Howell's journey, lessons learned, and the incredible energy he brings to every endeavor. Get ready to be inspired, uplifted, and reminded of the power of living life with purpose and positivity. Don't miss it!
Motherhood, Invention & Entrepreneurship
Billie Asmus - CEO of The Repaint Shop
We had a great conversation with Billie Asmus, Founder and CEO of Repaint Studios, about perseverance, building a business, and chasing her dream. Billie's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and tenacity in the face of challenges. She turned "no's" into stepping stones and transformed adversity into her greatest advantage.
Her journey is a powerful reminder that success isn't handed out; it's earned through hard work, determination, and a relentless pursuit of one's dreams. Billie's story underscores the fact that dreams are rarely realized without risking it all, and her invention journey is a testament to this truth.
From initial concept to prototype iterations, Billie has faced challenges that tested her resolve. There were setbacks and disappointments along the way, but she never lost sight of her dream. Every obstacle became an opportunity to learn, adapt, and refine her idea, bringing her one step closer to her goal.
Billie's story is a reminder that the most successful entrepreneurs didn't let "no's" define their destiny; they used them as stepping stones to greatness. They transformed rejection into resilience and failure into fuel for growth.
Seizing Opportunity Out of Adversity, and Defining Success
Rich Watts - Partner at Peterson Watts Law Group
In this captivating installment, we sit down with a remarkable guest, Rich Watts, Partner at Peterson Watts Law Group, LLP, to delve into the profound themes of family, self-belief, and conquering life's challenges.
Family and Support System: Our conversation takes a heartwarming turn as we explore the significance of family bonds and the essential role they play in shaping our lives. Rich Watts shares personal anecdotes and insights, highlighting how his own family's unwavering support has been instrumental in his journey to success. From childhood stories that instilled values to the power of intergenerational connections, we delve into the timeless lessons that only family can impart.
Belief in Oneself: As the conversation unfolds, we shift our focus to the critical topic of self-belief. Rich Watts draws from his wealth of experiences to illuminate the transformative effect that believing in oneself can have on achieving dreams. We discuss the pivotal moments that shaped his confidence and how nurturing a strong sense of self-worth can empower individuals to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities that once seemed out of reach.
Overcoming Adversity: No life story is without its share of challenges, and Rich Watts opens up about his personal battles and triumphs. From daunting professional hurdles to personal setbacks, our guest candidly shares how he turned adversity into a driving force for growth and resilience. His journey exemplifies the power of determination, perseverance, and a refusal to be defined by life's setbacks.
Tune in to this enlightening episode of "Grandpa and the Millennial" as we unravel the profound connection between family, self-belief, and surmounting life's adversities with our exceptional guest. Get ready for an inspiring conversation that will leave you motivated to strengthen your own support system, foster unshakable self-confidence, and conquer the challenges that come your way.
Love For The Game: Dedication To The Kids, The Life Lessons, and The Shoes
Tom Tran - Director & Head Coach at NorCal Dynasty, Sierra College Women's Basketball Coach, and Store Manager Dick's Sporting Goods
Get ready to be inspired as we sit down with the remarkable Tom Tran, a true beacon of leadership, mentorship, and selfless dedication. Join us in this engaging podcast episode as we delve into the life and journey of Tom, a man who has chosen a path of impacting lives and shaping futures.
Tom's passion for coaching and mentorship shines through his role as the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Sierra College and his growth of Norcal Dynasty. With a heart that beats for helping others, Tom has taken on the monumental task of coaching up to 100 kids at once, igniting their passion for basketball and nurturing their growth, both on and off the court.
Beyond the basketball court, Tom's impact ripples through the lives he touches. His commitment to mentorship is a testament to his character, as he invests time and energy into shaping the next generation. Tune in to discover Tom's insights on the art of mentoring, the transformative power of leadership, and the unwavering dedication it takes to truly make a difference.
And here's a little teaser – we couldn't help but notice that Tom has a unique collection of Nike shoes that will leave you speechless. Trust us, you'll want to hear this part!
Join us for a heartfelt conversation that will leave you inspired and motivated to embrace the path of leadership, mentorship, and making a positive impact. Tom Tran's story is a testament to the fact that the true measure of a person's greatness lies in their ability to uplift and empower others.
Tune in now to uncover the life and legacy of Tom Tran – a coach, mentor, and overall exceptional human being.
What Comfort Zone? Let's Talk About Transformation, Genuine Engagement, and Owning It!
Amy Lopez - Project & Sales Coordinator and United States Marine
Join us for a captivating episode of "Grandpa & The Millennial" as we embark on a remarkable journey with our special guest, Amy Lopez, Project & Sales Coordinator. Prepare to be inspired as we delve into Amy's incredible transformation, starting from her roots in the charming town of Woodland, CA, where a young small-town girl fearlessly embraced change, venturing into the United States Marine Corps at the tender age of 17.
Throughout this engaging conversation, Amy opens her heart and mind to share invaluable insights that will leave you empowered and motivated.
- Discover the secrets to effectively engaging and connecting with anyone
- Owning your mistakes as quickly as possible
But that's not all! Amy's story is a testament to the power of conquering fears and stress, a journey we will delve into with her, offering you practical takeaways to apply in your own life.
Don't miss out on this episode of "Grandpa & The Millennial," available now on your favorite podcast platform!
No Degree, No Problem? Conquering the Corporate Ladder with Impactful Leadership
Michael Popp - Senior Vice President, Safe Credit Union
We had an absolutely delightful and thought-provoking hour with Michael Popp. During our time together, Michael took us on a captivating journey, starting from his humble beginnings with just two years of college, to becoming a teller in a bank, and eventually rising to the esteemed position of Senior Vice President in the banking industry, a journey that has spanned an impressive 37 years.
Throughout the conversation, Michael generously shared his invaluable insights gained from a highly successful career. He touched on various engaging topics that left us pondering some important questions.
Do you need a traditional four-year degree to rise the corporate ladder?
How do you manage through imposter syndrome?
How important and rewarding can it be as a leader and mentor to others?
If you're looking for a captivating and insightful episode, this one is not to be missed. So sit back, tune in, and enjoy the wisdom and anecdotes shared by this remarkable guest in this week's episode of Grandpa & The Millennial.
Navigating Tragedy, Taking First Steps, and Evolving Leadership Skills
Cathy Tonks - CEO/ Principal Designer of Designs With You In Mind
Join us for an inspiring journey as we introduce Cathy Tonks, our most recent guest on "Grandpa & The Millennial." Prepare to be captivated by Cathy's remarkable story of resilience, perseverance, and her unwavering determination to establish and operate her own business. Her narrative is nothing short of inspiring, brimming with invaluable life and business lessons that will provide you with profound insights on forging your path to success.
Have you encountered personal loss or faced adversity? Discover how Cathy managed to overcome these challenges and propel herself forward.
Are you yearning to turn your dream into a tangible reality by starting your own business? Gain clarity on the initial steps required to transform your vision into a thriving enterprise.
Leadership is a constantly evolving journey. Learn how Cathy has grown and adapted as a leader, and uncover her strategies for fostering engagement and collaboration among her employees and team members.
If these questions hold significance for you or your leaders, tune in to Cathy's captivating story as she navigates through hardships and ultimately discovers the fulfillment of her dreams, including finding her soul mate and the life she had always envisioned!
Creative Allowance, Putting In The Work, and Manifesting The Dream
Kayla Landrum - Photo Producer at CBS
Prepare yourself for Kayla's remarkable tale! This extraordinary young woman has confronted challenges head-on, triumphing over the loss of her dreams and refusing to succumb to defeat. Her story is an inspiring testament to perseverance as she fearlessly embraces her passions, living a life that embodies her wildest dreams.
Embark on a journey with Kayla, a 29-year-old trailblazer, as she delves into thought-provoking questions and imparts invaluable insights on the art of perseverance.
Have you ever experienced the heart-wrenching loss of an unexpected dream, only to find the strength to forge ahead? Kayla's tale unravels the depths of her own experiences and how she refused to surrender to despair.
Discover the undeniable reality of imposter syndrome as Kayla recounts her encounters sitting among the elite of Hollywood or the music industry, leading a team through an entire day of exhilarating photo shoots. Brace yourself for the vivid descriptions and raw emotions that she paints.
Did you ever wander off the path and drop out of college? Find solace in Kayla's remarkable journey as she navigates the winding road back to academia, illuminating the transformative power of resilience and determination.
Through these captivating narratives, Kayla's wisdom shines, illuminating the courage and tenacity required to conquer adversity and reclaim one's dreams.
Going All Or Nothing For the Dream, and Building A Business from Scratch
Javier Martinez - Business Owner and United States Marine
Join us this week on "Grandpa & The Millennial" as we welcome Javier Martinez, an esteemed former Marine with a decorated background. Javier is not only a veteran but also a highly skilled general contractor and proud owner of Centenario Building.
Javier leads us on an extraordinary voyage through his experiences in the Marine Corps, where he traverses the globe, collaborates with elite teams, and undertakes special missions. Along the way, he shares the gripping account of risking his career, conquering setbacks, navigating the challenges of transitioning to civilian life, and ultimately establishing an immensely prosperous business.
If the Marine Corps or the allure of military life captivates your interest, or if you seek an inspirational tale of triumph over adversity, this story will undoubtedly captivate your attention. Javier's remarkable journey serves as a testament to embracing the road less traveled in search of personal purpose and his own distinct interpretation of success. Prepare to be enthralled as you listen intently to his extraordinary narrative!
Investing In Yourself, There Is No Ceiling
Michael Ferreira - RVP Guild Mortgage
Join Grandpa & The Millennial in an inspiring, engaging, and educational conversation with Michael Ferreira, Regional Vice President – CA+HI at Guild Mortgage. Prepare to be captivated as Michael takes you on a remarkable journey, from falling in love with his high school sweetheart to embracing the challenges of parenthood at a young age. He pursued his dream of becoming a Highway Patrol Officer, only to discover his true calling in the banking industry.
As a true servant leader, Mike imparts invaluable wisdom on effective leadership, team appreciation, organizational growth, and empowering others to excel in their endeavors. His unique perspective and insights breathe new life into the discussion, applicable not only to the professional sphere but also to your personal life.
Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Mike as he opens up about his professional journey, sharing his story and invaluable experiences. Prepare to be inspired and enlightened by his remarkable insights!
CEO Conaway Geomatics, Inc.
Don't miss out on this captivating, thought-provoking, and uplifting episode of "Grandpa & The Millennial"! In this week's installment, we are privileged to have an extraordinary conversation with Shannon Conaway, the CEO of Conaway Geomatics, Inc.
Shannon takes us on a remarkable journey, sharing his upbringing as one of eleven children and his subsequent rise to leading projects and overseeing teams of over 300 individuals. As the driving force behind Conaway Geomatics, Shannon imparts invaluable wisdom on effective communication, team building, unwavering determination, and resilience. He paints a vivid picture of his career trajectory and sheds light on how he, together with his wife Cosette and their exceptional team, is diligently constructing their company.
Shannon's remarkable transparency, deep engagement, and raw emotional expression will undoubtedly leave you craving more of his story and eagerly anticipating the future path he will forge for himself and those around him.
Behavioral Health and the Entrepreneurial Journey of Event Planning and Memory Making
Kandice Bronson -Provider Relations Advocate & Owner of Taylor Bronson Events
Natasha and Anthony had a captivating hour in the company of Kandice Bronson, a Provider Relations Advocate and the owner of Taylor Bronson Events.
During their conversation with Kandice, she shared her personal journey, from her high school years to taking a four-year break before ultimately deciding to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Communications. Kandice's unwavering work ethic and determination to excel in areas where people doubted her will undoubtedly leave you inspired and craving for more.
Kandice's unique perspective and her entrepreneurial journey in starting her own business, along with her aspirations for growth and future plans, make for an incredibly engaging discussion. Listening to her insights is an experience that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.
"A Drill Instructor For Dreams": Expediting Success, Navigating the Marines as a Womn, and Helping Veterans
Talia (Bastien) Rhea - United States Marine & Career Coach
It was an honor to spend time with former United States Marine Corps Captain and current Career Coach, Talia (Bastien) Rhea. Talia is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) – accredited Leadership and Career Coach who specializes in helping high performing career professionals maximize their life and leadership potential.
Talia, a remarkable individual, will take you on a captivating journey. She accomplished the extraordinary feat of graduating from high school at the age of 16 and then completing college at 20, all before joining the Marine Corps as an officer. Having assumed leadership responsibilities at a mere age of 20, Talia will guide you through her inspiring path, shedding light on her personal growth as a young leader and the unique challenges she encountered as a woman in the military.
Currently, Talia dedicates her efforts to assisting veterans as they transition from Marine Corps leadership to the diverse opportunities and obstacles of civilian life. During our conversation, she generously shares some of her invaluable leadership principles, providing insight into her coaching approach and touching upon various subjects such as motivation and inspiration.
The anticipation and enthusiasm we felt after speaking with Talia about her remarkable journey are now extended to you. So sit back, tune in, and relish in the delight of hearing Talia's story.
The Millenial Hustle - College, Photos, and Food
Diana Raveica - Business Owner/Photographer, Food Influencer, Admissions Coordinator
This week we had the privilege of spending an hour with Diana Raveica, a remarkable immigrant from Romania who shared her inspiring journey of triumph. From her early days in college to her flourishing career and entrepreneurial endeavors, Diana's story encompassed her many passions, including her role as an influencer.
Diana's daily life is a testament to her boundless energy and unwavering determination. By day, she serves as an Admissions and Records Coordinator at the prestigious University of the Pacific. Simultaneously, she manages her own thriving business, Diana Elena Photography, and collaborates with her partner on the popular Instagram influencer page, twohungrybroads.
Thriving amidst chaos, Diana cherishes the grind and remains steadfastly focused on her loved ones, friends, and a purpose-driven existence. During her captivating narrative, she shares the pivotal decision to drop out of college, her subsequent return to pursue her dreams, the formation of new friendships, the launch of her business, and the cultivation of a devoted social media following—fueled by her boundless passion and genuine love for her craft.
We are truly thrilled to bring Diana's story to light, as it promises to captivate, inspire, and leave you craving for more. So sit back, tune in, and embark on this exhilarating journey alongside Diana—an experience that will undoubtedly leave you entertained, motivated, and hungry for life!
Sales Director & Podcast Host
Join us as we delve into the inspiring story of Natasha Cantrell, the remarkable host of Grandpa & The Millennial. Natasha takes us on a captivating journey, starting from her humble beginnings as a pizza maker to her current role as the head of a national sales and retention team. Her path was far from easy, as she recounts the challenges she encountered while putting herself through college and simultaneously managing three pizza stores as a General Manager. However, Natasha's determination led her to take a bold leap into a new career, despite the absence of a safety net.
With a wealth of leadership experience spanning over a decade, Natasha has successfully scaled multiple teams across two diverse industries. Notably, she has shouldered the responsibility of overseeing numerous product lines. Natasha's reputation precedes her, as she is renowned for her ability to navigate obstacles and find a pathway to triumph. She possesses an unwavering commitment to getting the job done, always responding with a resounding "yes" when faced with challenges. So sit back, tune in, and immerse yourself, we are excited for you to listen!
Having the Confidence to Speak Up, Money vs. Culture, and Non-Linear Leadership
Anita Gibbs - Chief Operating Officer
This week's guest on our podcast is none other than Anita Gibbs, PMP, the Chief Operating Officer at 360 Payments. Our conversation with Anita was nothing short of incredible, as she took us through her journey from high school to college, and her subsequent rise through various organizations as she honed her operational and leadership skills.
With over 19 years of IT experience, including 9 years in Salesforce Consulting, Anita is a certified Project Manager who is renowned for her ability to deliver results. Her unwavering focus and passion for developing people and organizations have earned her a unique perspective on career growth and people development.
We're thrilled to bring you Anita's inspiring story, and we're sure that you'll find her insights invaluable. So tune in to our conversation with Anita, and join us in celebrating her remarkable journey!
Overcoming Darkness, Finding Her Place, and Burning The Boats!
Cosette Conaway - CEO & Principal of Conaway Geomatics
During our conversation with Cosette, she shared her remarkable story of overcoming challenges and achieving success. From becoming pregnant before graduating high school to navigating nursing school with young children, Cosette has faced adversity head-on.
She survived depression, adversity and difficult times on her path to becoming a successful business owner and mentor to women and leaders in her industry. Cosette's perspective on finding "your why" and growing personally and professionally through both good times and bad is truly inspiring. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with her and are confident that our listeners will too. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from one of the most inspiring leaders in the industry!
Athletic Greatness, Adjusting The Dream, and Paying It Forward
Andre Woolridge - Professional Athlete & Business Owner
We have an incredible conversation with Andre "Dre" Woolridge. Andre played 13 years of professional basketball overseas, is in the University of Iowa Hall of Fame and has a long list of accomplishments and accolades! Sit back and listen to his inspiring story about leadership, basketball, overcoming disappointment and giving back to the youth and the community.
How The 2009 Market Crash Was The Best Thing To Happen To Him
Danny Flores - Business Owner of Clear Reflections Pool Services
In this episode we chat with Danny Flores, owner of Clear Reflections Pool Service. Danny takes us through his journey of learning the pool industry and working his way towards owning his own business and becoming his own boss. He talks about the height of his business before the 2008 crash, and shares how the crash ended up being the best thing to happen to him. Building back not just his business, but his family, and being reminded of what is most important.
Technology Sales Leader
In this episode we talk with Mike Portello who brings 35+ years of sales and leadership experience to the conversation. From Nabisco cookie sales to technology sales and his journey of figuring it out along the way. He shares lessons around being a student of your trade, the value of your network, and even lends some advice on not "white knuckling" your way through life. Listen in and grab some take aways!
Finding Yourself and Living With Purpose
Casey Camacho - Marketing & Communications Coordinator St. Jude's Children's Hospital
So excited for our first millennial guest! In this episode we chat with Casey Camacho, Marketing & Communications Coordinator for Shriners Children's of Northern California. He takes us through his journey of growing up in theatre, the gap years he took to figure himself out, and ultimately how he obtained his degree in advertising, PR, and communications. His passion for purpose is contagious and inspiring!
Surviving a High School Shooting: The Power of Moving Forward
Anthony Lopez - Sales Executive & Podcast Host
On this episode, Jennica Sadhwani from the Multispecitve podcast engages with our podcast host Anthony Lopez about his experience surviving a high school shooting. When Anthony was 15 years old, he was apart of a high school hostage situation and was ultimately shot in the face. Anthony recounts the events of that day and the subsequent years, offering a firsthand perspective on the aftermath of such a traumatic incident.
A Blossoming Fitness Business & Love Story
Mike & Zsa Zsa Courtney - Owners of Team Courtney Coaching
We had such a great conversation, we needed 2 episodes. In these episodes Mike and Zsa Zsa Courtney take us through when they met, started their careers, fell in love, worked through a horrific injury, and built a successful business. They share their perseverance and experiences with injury, anxiety, and depression and the strategies they used to overcome these obstacles. Listen in for some inspiration on never giving up.
John Camacho Jr.
With 38 years of experience at his current company, John shares his journey to leadership and his strategies for motivating and influencing his teams. He'll take you through the "three P's" that drive purpose and explore his approach to stewardship and living a life of service while cultivating gratitude. From leadership to family, friends, and love, John covers a wide range of topics in this episode that is sure to leave you feeling inspired!
Shelley Strunk Knop
In this episode we chat with Shelley Strunk Knop. Shelley has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, teams and organizations to achieve the changes they need to enjoy personal and professional growth. She has worked marketing and advertising for big brands, started her own clothing line, and now has her own advising business. Shelley also opens up about personal challenges and tragedy she has experienced, and how she was able to turn those lessons into something positive.
Sales & Marketing Leader
In this episode we are joined by Mitch Bradley, an Executive Sales Leader with over 25 years of experience in government operations, sales cycles, and technology implementations. With a strong work ethic and a track record of exceeding goals, Mitch has held various roles in market-leading software companies, including project delivery, product development, proposal writing, product demonstration, sales operations, and field sales.
Learning and Earning Leadership
Director, Real Estate Portfolio Administration
In this riveting episode, we invite you to join us for a captivating conversation with Jason Woodward, a seasoned leader with an illustrious 30-year career, and our first official guest of G&M.
Jason's journey commences with his very first job at the tender age of 12. From there, we delve deep into his experiences, learnings, and the transformative relationships that have sculpted him into the remarkable leader he is today. The heart of our conversation revolves around three central themes:
1. Learning Through Experience: Jason's leadership journey is a testament to the power of learning through hands-on experience. We explore the pivotal moments and challenges that have served as his most potent teachers, helping him refine his leadership approach over the years. In his words this is where you “learn and earn leadership”.
2. Forging Meaningful Connections: Central to Jason's leadership philosophy is the art of forging genuine connections with his team. We delve into the significance of these relationships in fostering a productive and collaborative work environment. Delving into a few examples that he would redo if given the chance. Discover how meaningful connections can elevate team dynamics and drive success.
3. Mentorship that Blossoms: Throughout his journey, Jason has benefited from mentor relationships that have not only guided him but also enriched both parties involved. We unravel a couple secrets to finding and nurturing mentor relationships that facilitate personal and professional growth.
As we explore Jason's unique insights, experiences, and pearls of wisdom, you'll get a glimpse of the transformative power of leadership, continuous learning, and the profound impact of meaningful relationships in the professional world. Join us in uncovering the profound journey of Jason Woodward – a mentor, a learner, and a true exemplar of the art of leadership. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights that will inspire your own leadership path.
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