Spark Leadership


Learning How to Effectively Lead Others Through a Crisis with Thomas A. Kolditz

Season 1, Ep. 8

Thomas A. Kolditz is a highly accomplished leadership coach, educator, author, consultant and a retired Brigadier General. He has been ranked among the top 25 coaches globally for the past five years and is the founder of five leader development startups, including Executive Director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. His latest book Leadership Reckoning has kicked off a movement in higher education to improve the quantity and quality of leader development for students. In today's episode, Windy speaks with Thomas about how to be an effective leader during a work crisis.

Moreover, Thomas A. Kolditz has held various leadership roles on four continents and has been named a top leadership Thought Leader by the Leader to Leader Institute. In his 12 years at the U.S. Military Academy West Point, Kolditz led the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and was responsible for teaching, research, and outreach activities in Management, Leader Development Science, Psychology and Sociology.

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Leader as Healer

Season 2, Ep. 17
In this episode, host Windy and Nicholas Janni, theater director turned coaching and leadership thought leader, discuss his book, "Leader as Healer." In his book, Janni pushes back against the left-brain dominance in today’s culture and seeks to re-introduce our often dismissed capacities for feeling, sensation, mindfulness and intuition. Their conversation will explore how these qualities are essential in facing the challenges of our times.Nicholas Janni has devoted his life to the study of human potential. Over the last 20 years he has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. He works with organisations, NGO’s and senior leaders worldwide and teaches at the IMD Business School in Switzerland. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. In his first career he was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and directed his own theatre company. He has spent over 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance in art, life and work, and has studied and practiced multiple mind/body disciplines. He co-founded the arts-based consultancy Olivier Mythodrama in 2001, and teaches at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, and the University of Oxford Said Business School.His book “Leader as Healer, a new paradigm for 21st century leadership” was published in March 2022.