Spark Leadership


How to Create a Culture of Learning & Growth for Your Organization with Whitney Johnson

Season 1, Ep. 11

Whitney Johnson is an award winning author, coach and executive advisor whose expertise is focused on helping leaders grow their people to grow their organization. Whitney is the CEO of Disruption Advisors, a tech-enabled talent development company and one of the ten leading business thinkers in the world as named by Thinkers50. In 2017, she was selected from more than 17,000 candidates for the initial cohort of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and was named as the #1Talent Coach.

Whitney is also world-class key note speaker and frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning and an executive coach and advisors to CEOs. Some of her bestselling books include: Smart Growth, Build an A Team, a Financial Times Book of the Month and the critically acclaimed Disrupt Yourself. In this episode we'll talk about how organizations can grow their people in a smart and efficient way.

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Why Coaching Is Important for Leaders Who Are Already Successful with Modupe Taylor-Pearce

Season 1, Ep. 12
Dr. Modupe Taylor-Pearce is a scholar and practitioner of organizational development and leadership. Over the past three decades, he has successfully coached and trained leaders in Africa, North America and Europe. His passion for leadership enhancement was born out of his experiences as a cadet in the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and as a military officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War, where he was shot twice. As the only Sierra Leonean with a PhD in Leadership, Modupe was the founding Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business, an institution providing a Pan-African MBA degree to Africa's mid-career professionals. He is also the Founder and CEO of Breakfast Club Africa Leadership, an organization that has impacted over 2,000 African leaders with coaching and knowledge-sharing services. In addition, Modupe leads a team of 32 Coaches across Africa and is the curator of The Made in Africa Leadership Conference. A TEDx speaker, Modupe has authored two books on leadership (“Striking Sustainable Success” and “Tough Love”) and a journal article in the International Journal of Leadership in Education. He is an alumnus of Capella University, Cornell University and the United States Military Academy. In this episode he will discuss his work in leadership development across Africa and why coaching is important for leaders who are already successful.