ML299: Brendon Baker (Founder & Dir. of Valuable Change Co.)
Brendon Baker is the author of the best-seller Valuable Change and has consulted on $10B+ transformational change projects across a wide range of industries and organizational sizes. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Valuable Change Co, a management agency that helps leaders keep transformation simple and ensure it pays off. Their clients include high-growth tech firms, well-known Australian household names like AGL and South32, and all three levels of the Australian Government.
For many organizations, change often involves long meetings, lots of reports, confusion about the goals, and worry about how long it will take and cost.
These complexities make 85% of change initiatives in companies worthless.
Brendon has 12+ years experience in change management and believes the profession has over-complicated change management approaches. He has taken it upon himself to simplify it and in doing so help change leaders drive real value. He is also the author of the #1 new book release across multiple categories, Creating High-Value PMOs, which outlines the key reasons project managers keep failing and how they can break out of this administrative death cycle.
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ML309: Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop (CEO of Multilingual Connections)26:12Dr. Jill Kushner Bishop is the Founder & CEO of Multilingual Connections, a Chicago-based company that provides translation, transcription, transcreation, multimedia localization and research services in over 75 languages.Jill’s early fascination with language and culture led her to pursue a BA in the Teaching of Spanish and an MA/PhD in Linguistic Anthropology. Her dissertation, More than a language, a travel agency: ideology and performance in the Israeli Judeo-Spanish revitalization movement, focuses on Judeo-Spanish, an obsolescing language spoken by descendants of Jews exiled from Spain in 1492.An unexpected opportunity brought Jill to the corporate world, where she worked as a user experience researcher for a business and technology consulting firm. She was later able to leverage her skills and background—plus her love of burritos—when she was hired to oversee language, culture, and diversity programs for Chipotle Mexican Grill.In 2005, Jill took the next step in her career by launching Multilingual Connections. She is passionate about creating a great work environment for her team and she is proud of the impact of their work in the community and across the world.When she’s not working, Jill loves spending time with her husband and teen son, renovating houses, traveling around the world, and going for long walks around Evanston.More Info: Multilingual ConnectionsSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML308: Anne Brown (Market Research Leader)22:02Anne Brown is an experienced market research professional and serial entrepreneur. As founding partner in Gazelle Global Research she leads a global team with international data collection, data processing and total fieldwork management. She knows market research in multiple time zones, continents and languages. Anne Brown is a PRC certified member of the Insights Association and a long-time member of ESOMAR, WIRe, WBENC and WBE.More Info: Gazelle Global ResearchSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML307: Angel G. Henry (Author & Leader)24:40Angel G. Henry, The Inclusive Manager Strategist and "Ceiling Breaker!" Is also the author of Award-winning book Dents in the Ceiling: Tools Women and Allies Need to Breakthrough. As a 20-year veteran of Corporate America, she has amassed quite a few lessons learned. Angel has a background in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries and over 15 years in the project management discipline. As a Black woman in tech, she is often "The ONLY" in the room and has found herself struggling from Imposter Syndrome, feeling invisible, being bullied, suffered sexual harassment and more, so MUCH more! Angel is passionate for diversity in the field of IT. Her knowledge of why women and minorities are oftentimes missing from the C-Suite will enable IT leaders to help advance the conversation of inclusion and make REAL change. She is the founder of www.angelsspeaking.comSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML306: Peter Anderton (CEO & Leadership Transformer)29:12Peter Anderton is most well known for his TED talk, "Great Leadership Comes Down to Only Two Rules", that has been viewed 1.5M+ times and is now being used in MBA programs globally.He is also the Founder of Internal Alignment, where he helps leaders build processes so they can 10x their companies from inside out. He knows that if teams are at their best, pulling together, and heading in the right direction amazing things happen. That’s what he does.Working with hundreds of companies, including giants like Jaguar Land Rover, 3M, Atkins, HSBC Holdings, Michels & Taylor, and Huntsman...and their programs typically deliver 1000%+ ROI.More Info: Peter AndertonTake the Inspirometer TestSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML305: Yasir Ali (Founder & CEO of Polymer)17:47Yasir Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of Polymer, a no-code platform that prevents sensitive data leaks across SaaS apps such as Google Drive, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom without slowing down an organization's operations.With Polymer, organizations can redact HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, CCPA, PHI, and other sensitive data in near real-time. This enables their employees to communicate and collaborate on SaaS apps at full speed without the need to police documents ahead of time or the worry of inadvertent transfer of sensitive information.Polymer has received a total funding of $6M+, and they have revenues over $2M+. Their clients include Signify Health, Edward Jones, Medly Pharmacy, and Routefusion.Yasir is a former Wall Street and hedge fund trader who worked for several companies, including Barclays Capital. He is also the founder of Dvega, an enterprise data and technology strategy consulting firm as well as a developer for credit-sensitive analytics for Bear Stearns Mortgage trading desk.More Info: Polymer.ioSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML304: Adeyemi Adeyosoye (Founder of The Soul School)39:31Adeyemi Adeyosoye spent over 11 years learning about spirituality, quantum physics, and energy. He studied Mechanical engineering and has an extensive background in Business Development and Sales. He’s helped companies accelerate their growth and build successful teams. Throughout his life, he has always had an insatiable appetite to gain a deeper knowledge about spirituality and the evolution of the human spirit. He’s read hundreds of books, attended numerous retreats, and invested thousands of dollars into personal development courses, all with the single intention of accelerating the development of his soul. Now we don’t talk about this much in leadership, but we should…and we’re about to do just that. Adeyemi created The Soul School because, after his personal journey, he realized that the path to spiritual activation is unnecessarily complex for most people. It is filled with dense information and an endless amount of YouTube videos that repeat the same surface-level stuff while wasting your time. To put it mildly, if you are someone who yearns to go deep like me, you are forced to spend hundreds of hours of your precious time and obscene amounts of money researching while constantly feeling like you’re missing something. Worst of all, most of the concepts can't be applied to improve your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. The Soul School, is a game-changer where you’ll learn DEEP and HIDDEN spiritual concepts that are specifically designed to accelerate the Evolution of your Soul and as a result, supremely up-level your leadership. This is a place where you are able to advance your life financially, emotionally, and physically as you learn. So get excited because your true transformation starts right now!More Info: The Soul SchoolSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML303: Sheila Kloefkorn (President of KEO Marketing)26:57Sheila Kloefkorn is the Founder and President of KEO Marketing, a top B2B marketing agency that helps Fortune 1000 companies and mid-market businesses in 100+ countries scale faster by executing well-rounded, goal-oriented marketing plans.Their team of experienced specialists includes email marketers, digital advertisers, social media managers, and copywriters, and they've won multiple accolades, including several Stevie American Business Awards for Marketing Campaign of the Year, for their outstanding work.For 25+ years, Sheila has helped companies in many industries prosper through her work in marketing.She began her career in the 1990s at a small marketing firm in New York City, where she assisted in its expansion into the biggest youth marketing firm globally. She takes pride in having been among the first online advertisers and witnessing the expansion of the digital marketing and advertising sector as a whole.Sheila has also received countless honors, most recently being recognized as one of In Business Magazine Phoenix's 2022 Women of Achievement and the Phoenix Business Journal's Top 10 Business Leaders of the Year and Top 25 Dynamic Women in Business.More Info: KEO MarketingSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML302: David Latten (Leader at Logitech)34:46David Latten is the Head of Global Indirect Procurement and Supplier Diversity & Equality at Logitech. Lean in as he discusses what he's passionate about, his niche: As of today, despite all our best supplier diversity efforts, only 6.1% of the total US corporate spending goes to Black, women and other under-represented suppliers. The other 94% of corporate spend represents a vast untapped opportunity to positively impact equality. Most of this 94% of non-diverse spend is with very large suppliers. These large, non-diverse organizations employ millions of people across many countries and accrue trillions of revenue each year. These inﬂuential companies have the power to shape a gender fair future and in turn we have the power to inﬂuence them. We will not achieve gender equality without these large organizations taking a stand. Logitech along with Gender Fair co-founded The Coalition For Gender Fair Procurement with the simple aim of leveraging the multi-trillion dollar spending power of corporate procurement as a lever to provoke urgently needed progress towards gender equality. In coalition with GenderFair, Logitech has started assessing their high impact (high headcount and/or high revenue) suppliers for gender fairness using GenderFair/Ethisphere assessment based on the UN WEPs. We will continue to assess these suppliers each year with the hope and expectation of seeing progress in their gender fairness. We will also look to direct future spend decisions towards gender fair organizations. But this is not enough. We need others to take action with us. It is only by coming together that we can make meaningful progress towards gender equality. Only by uniting as an industry and with one voice asking one simple question; “Are you Gender Fair?” that we can fully unlock our inﬂuence for equality. None of us alone can be as inﬂuential as all of us together Our ultimate goal is to engender an industry wide change in procurement practices whereby all organizations assess all their high impact suppliers for gender fairness as a matter of course as we do today for risk, privacy, data security etc... and then make spend decisions accordingly. As a coalition we want to create a new procurement standard for gender equality. Finally, we are aware that to amplify the impact of this initiative, and to provoke industry wide change, we need allies. Our impact starts by extending an invitation for other progressive organizations to join Logitech, Gender Fair and Andela as founding members of the coalition.Sponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto
ML301: Naomi Bareket (NeuroSUCCESSology Expert, Speaker & Author)25:35Naomi Bareket, MBA, is a speaker, NLP trainer, and specialist in “ice breaking” networking and communication. She is also an author of the “The Deep See” and the upcoming books: “NeuroSUCCESSology™ – Life Transformation”, & “The Jewish NLP”.Naomi has broad experience in linguistics, Time Line Therapy®, hypnosis, neuro-science, and the field of NLP. She has been certified by the American Board of NLP to train NLP and to certify others for practitioner and master levels. Naomi is also the CEO of Bareket Design, an international jewelry design company. Naomi and her Bareket Design sales team have closed business with accounts such as TJ Maxx, Sundance Catalog, Shop NBC, QVC, Beloro and others.Naomi’s passion, charisma and experience in training groups and conducting workshops make her effective both in the private and business sectors.More Info: Naomi BareketSponsors: Master Your Podcast Course: MasterYourSwagFree Coaching Session: Master Leadership 360 CoachingSupport Our Show: Click HereLily's Story: My Trust Manifesto