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Inspire your team. Elevate your people. Transform your organization from within. The most common problem business leaders face is being able to identify a problem before it ripples into the entire organization. As the Drop in CEO I help businesses get to the root of the issue and use 15+ years of proven executive leadership strategies to fix the problem and make way for a brighter future. Join me, Deborah Coviello, each week as I connect you with CEO’s and industry leaders who are doing the work of transforming their businesses from the inside out. Learn how to be an inspirational leader, take control of your career, and build a strong foundation of purpose. What if the secret ingredient to your company’s success is you? Inspirational leadership starts with acknowledging that people are the most important asset in your company. Learn how to identify strengths within others and elevate them to the next level of success.

Deborah Coviello


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    Adrian Rodriguez: How to Resolve Conflict with a Team Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 32:49


    There are a multitude of factors that go into achieving success. But when it comes down to it, how you get there is less important than how you treat and interact with the people you meet along the way. This week Adrian Rodriguez discusses the importance of respecting your leadership and understanding how your behavior impacts others.   How do we exhibit self-discipline to our team? Here's what you'll learn in this episode: How to make the next best right decision The importance of respecting your people How to handle conflicts with your leadership Why you should communicate with everything in writing   Adrian Rodriguez is an accomplished healthcare professional with over 20 years of experience in pharmacy and quality management.   He began his career in healthcare at Baptist Medical Center (VBMC) in south Texas, where he first worked three years as a pharmacy technician in the central in-patient pharmacy filling unit-dose prescriptions and preparing Total Parental Nutrition bags for ICU patients.   By 2003, Mr. Rodriguez had completed both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a concentration in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin.   Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Rodriguez worked in management roles for retail pharmacies such as Walgreens and Target, followed by a transition into an instructor at a local technical vocational college, where he taught anatomy and physiology, as well as prepared pharmacy technicians for their certification exam.   Mr. Rodriguez used this opportunity as an instructor to simultaneously enroll as a student himself at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he would earn his MBA in Finance and Strategic Management in 2009.   In 2021, Mr. Rodriguez accepted a position with Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company working as the head of Quality and Safety where in his words: "I have finally found a company whose strong leadership   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR    Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why It's Time For Every Executive To Exercise Self-Discipline

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 22:14


    Self-discipline is a learned skill that can be used in numerous aspects of life. On this episode Deborah shares the importance holding yourself accountable to the actions you desire. Self-discipline allows you to overcome obstacles on your route to obtaining your goals. She also discusses why leaders must re-prioritize personal relationships and passions in order to lead their teams authentically.   How do we exhibit self-discipline to our team? Here's what you'll learn in this episode: How to embody self-discipline in leadership Why you should prioritize your passion and relationships How to align your goals with actions How to hold yourself accountable to what you really want   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR    Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Giovanna Arias: How to Make Leadership Look Easy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 29:54


    Leadership is a journey of personal growth and development. It requires us to think differently, act differently and impact others in ways we may not have thought possible before. On this episode Giovanna Arias shares how her organization implements strategies for sustainable change.   So how do we make leadership look easy? Here's what you'll learn in this episode: How to lead visionary change in your organization Why you should never take no for an answer How to maximize your transferrable skills How to be in alignment with your values and beliefs (and those of the organization)   Giovanna is a Strategy and Operations leader who has successfully spearheaded many impactful implementation projects throughout her career. She's brought visionary change to organizations in different sectors from Fortune 500 companies, to private sectors, and the U.S. Federal Government. She attributes her drive and success to her upbringing and desire for positive change. Throughout the years she's learned that to be the most effective leader and change contributor she's needed to be graceful under the most trying times (not always an easy task), focus less on communicating and more on listening and most importantly, surround herself with people who are inspired by challenges.   Giovanna has been invited to be the keynote speaker at leadership conferences and Finance Summits across the globe. Her candor and humor make her relatable and her ideas easy to implement.   You can connect with Giovanna in the following ways: Website: www.jujin.nyc Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/giovanna-arias   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR    Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Four Tips for Dreaming Bigger in 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 13:00


    The successful C-Suite leaders we look up to are always dreaming big. In order to become the best leader you truly can be, you need to start dreaming big. In this episode Deborah shares how to set yourself up for success in 2023 by expanding upon your current goals and daring to dream bigger. She also shares tips and strategies that help overing a mindset of self-doubt.   In this episode, you will learn the following:1. How to have a vision for your life and your business.2. How to set priorities and stick to them.3. Why first quarter goals are the easiest achieve and how to use it to your advantage.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR    Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts - http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 33:05


    Are you striving for success and happiness in your business? Natalya Berdikyan is here to share how Energy Management Transformation can help you achieve the fulfillment and contentment you desire.   In this episode, you will learn the following:1. What is the power of the networking, and how can it help us achieve our goals?2. Why is it critical for leaders to understand and manage their energy?3. How can we create a sense of fulfillment and joy regardless of external circumstances, and what are the steps we need to take to get there?   Natalya Berdikyan is a successful serial entrepreneur, avid traveler and CEO of Life By Design. Through her work, she helps individuals and organizations grow beyond borders and boundaries, increasing their energy, well-being and leadership ability. Natalia's journey has taken her to 6 different countries, 25 times in 25 years, and has enabled her to discover her true self by questioning the status quo and embracing change. Through her work, she helps people navigate through challenging situations in life and business, and encourages them to start with the who, the why, the what and the how to find the energy and fulfillment that comes with self-discovery. She helps her clients understand that they can take control of their lives and make a positive impact on the world.   You can connect with Natalya in the following ways: Website: www.lifebydesign-academy.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalyaberdikyan   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR    Other episodes you'll enjoy: C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n Steven Blue: Silent Business Killers that Cause CEO Burnout - http://bit.ly/3WZWvuN Three Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvymSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 14:37


    This week Deborah shares the framework you need to create milestones on your journey to success. Listen in as Deborah reveals the common issues with goal-setting that can distract you from progress, how to find a clear path toward your next milestone, and how she's simplifying her own goals in the new year.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Steven Blue: Silent Business Killers that Cause CEO Burnout

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 33:44


    This week business transformation expert Steven Blue shares how he helps individuals empower their teams and create sustainable solutions in times of change. Listen in as Deborah and Steven discuss being a creative problem solver, identifying the qualifications you need to become part of the C-Suite, how to find opportunities in the jobs no one else wants, and why you need to be comfortable with failure to be successful. Steven also shares the biggest silent business killers that wreak havoc on the C-Suite and the biggest difference between being a CEO and any other executive leader.   Steven Blue is President & CEO of Miller Ingenuity, an international manufacturer of high technology products that save lives and preserves the environment.   Steven has published five books that teach senior leaders and CEOs how to increase profit, take market share, and destroy competition. His third book was co-authored by Jack Canfield and was an immediate best-seller. His most recent book, Metamorphosis: From Rust-Belt to High-Technology in a 21st Century World, details exactly how any low technology company can enter the world of high technology and high-profit products. He created and authored the League of Extraordinary CEO series, a monthly CEO advice column in the American City Business Journals.   He is a highly-acclaimed keynote speaker. He has addressed audiences at Harvard Business School, The United Nations, Carnegie Hall, The Safe America Foundation, Industry Week, The World Safe Summit, CEO Clubs International and Medtronic Corporation. His leadership insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, CEO World, Business Week and Success Magazines.   Steven serves as CEO-in-Residence at Winona State University. He holds a B.S. Degree from the State University of New York and an MBA from Regis University.   You can connect with Steven in the following ways: Website: https://www.stevenlblue.com Company: https://www.milleringenuity.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevenlblue Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StevenLBlue Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenblue    Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Three Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 25:48


    We're kicking off the new year with a goal setting conversation you need to hear if you have big dreams on the horizon of 2023. Listen in as Deborah shares the three key areas you need to focus on in order to create a strategy that guarantees success. Deborah also shares how to create a theme around your goals and how she plans to simplify in the upcoming months ahead.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Grant Anderson: Creating Two-Way Communication in Your Workplace

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 38:40


    This week Grant Anderson shares how his experience working in aeronautics helped him learn the foundations of innovative leadership. Listen in as Deborah and Grant discuss how college impacted his leadership skills inside and outside the classroom, why having a mentor is necessary for individual growth, and simple strategies you can implement today to increase open communication with your team.   Mr. Anderson co-founded Paragon in 1993. From the time of the company's inception until fall 2014, he was the VP of Engineering and Chief Engineer. He was responsible for the design and implementation of not only many of Paragon's technical achievements, but also its processes of engineering innovation in a stepped approach of requirements, design, build, test and delivery. This process has been cited by many customers as unique, disciplined and highly productive. As his background includes not only technical but financial and managerial training as well, he has held diverse positions at Paragon including Treasurer/Secretary, CFO, Sr. VP of Operations, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Manufacturing.A sought-after speaker, he is recognized as a leader in the life support in extreme environments field, Mr. Anderson has led the systems and conceptual design of multiple spacecraft under contract to Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Space X, NASA, Inspiration Mars Foundation and others. Prior to launching Paragon, Mr. Anderson was the design lead at Lockheed Martin for the International Space Station Solar Array Panels.Mr. Anderson holds two degrees from Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (M.S.) and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California.   You can connect with Grant in the following ways: Website: www.paragonsdc.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paragonsdc/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParagonSDCYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQEzDQyp66cf2vaMTZvzzDA   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Reflections and New Beginnings

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 21:22


    This week Deborah shares her end of year reflections and encourages you to focus on the three metrics that matter most when creating a plan for the year ahead. Listen in as she discusses how to adapt your goals throughout the year, how to let go of goals that no longer serve you, and the importance of focusing on True North when looking at results.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hersh Rephun: How to Leverage Humor to Speak Your Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 41:23


    On today's episode Hersh Rephun shares the importance of focusing on empathy, humor, and truth when creating a memorable message. Listen in as Deborah and Hersh discuss how improvisational humor relates to branding, finding your core message, and how Hersh helped Bear Paw create an accessible message that scaled customer relationships and revenue in the billions.   With dual chops in comedy and advertising, Hersh Rephun has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning two decades as a writer / brand storyteller, and as a standup comedian playing gigs across the country.Hersh often uses humor to humanize brands. Empathy and accessibility are the hallmarks of his work. Above all, as a brand storyteller, Hersh operates on one simple principle: sell the truth.His clients include changemakers, market leaders, agencies, institutions, production companies, and Oscar-winning filmmakers.Host of the YES, BRAND and Truth Tastes Funny podcasts, Hersh has toured the country performing in venues such as The Comedy Store, StandUp NY, Comic Strip Live, Funny Bone, and The Ice House.He's guided clients and colleagues in a host of social action campaigns. In 2021, he and Isack Fadlon formally launched KOSHER, a streetwear brand committed to goodwill, inclusion, and equity.   You can connect with Hersh in the following ways: Website: www.getmessagetherapy.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hershrephun/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hersh4all/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gary Kooper: Embracing the High Performance Trifecta

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 33:26


    : On today's episode Gary Kooper shares the importance of empowering employees to embrace their passion and create more leaders within organizations. Listen in as Deborah and Gary discuss strategies for motivating your team, the importance of family support, and how three decades in the leadership experience inspired him to create an academy for future leaders.   Gary Kooper is a proven and skilled Leader, Trainer, Coach, Mentor, Speaker, and Author. He has spent his professional career in the Industrial and Consumer packaging industry leading multiple world class business functions and teams for one of the largest packaging companies in the world. Throughout his tenure Gary and his teams were able to bring about world class operational improvements as well as meet the needs of the most demanding consumer and industrial packaging organizations in the world.   His determination to achieve business results through process discipline and the pursuit of excellence would earn him Director roles leading some of the most talented manufacturing leaders in the industry. Gary's various roles provided him the opportunity to travel the globe spending time in 180 factories, training, developing, and building his teams. Through this experience Gary has learned that leaders who engage, inspire, and build trust have the biggest impact on the most important individuals of any organization…. The Front Line.   Gary has utilized his leadership experience, operational experience, mentoring experience, and coaching experience, to help shape and influence many individuals and teams professionally and outside his organization. Gary led his team to historic performance during the pandemic despite extreme supply chain challenges, including labor and material shortages. Did it by creating a culture of creative problem solving, agility, and most of all teamwork, utilizing everyone's talents.   The foundation of his message is “It's Up To Me I Can Make a Difference” and it's through his company, Kooper Leadership Academy, and its mission – “To engage the hearts and minds of individuals, empowering them to consider the value they bring to themselves and others on a daily basis” that he is creating and developing more leaders to help individuals, communities, and organizations become the best they can be. Gary has been married for 29 years, has 4 children, 1 granddaughter, and his life's philosophy is “Every day is a great day some are just better than others”   You can connect with Gary in the following ways: Instagram:  @kooper_leadership_academy Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-kooper-689b3733/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Michael Bourque: How to Bring Bold Ideas to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 35:13


    On today's episode Michael Bourque shares how his passion for technology and engineering created an opportunity to teach others while facilitating his passion for leadership and building successful projects. Listen in as Deborah and Michael discuss how to identify an opportunity, asking the right questions, and influencing leadership to listen to your ideas. Michael also shares his best advice for creating a community within a team, and working toward a unified goal.   About Michael Bourque:   Michael is an inventor from Boston with more than 36 years of manufacturing experience on a mission to bring bold ideas to market. He has a vast background from industrial design through manufacturing and automation. Michael has a keen eye for quality, design, and user experience by being engaged at every stage in the process. No matter if its hardware, software, or both, he can help exceed expectations and advance the state of art.   You can connect with Michael via Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbourque/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How to Evaluate Your Need for External Help

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 14:16


    On today's episode Deborah breaks down the key questions you should ask yourself when assessing your needs and finding the right people to accomplish your goals. Listen in as Deborah discusses understanding the roles you need, the skills needed to lead a team, and how to find the confidence to embrace leadership. Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    David Wood: The Roadmap for Better Leadership Conversations

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 39:45


    On today's episode David Wood shares the impact of difficult conversations on leaders and simple strategies we can utilize to create a greater impact. Listen in as Deborah and David discuss why we're conditioned to hide information, the benefits (and downsides) of having no filter, and how to navigate a conversation with the outcome in mind.   About David Wood: After life as a consulting actuary to Fortune 100 Companies, David built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for “life coaching”.He believes the tough conversations we avoid are our doorways to confidence, success and even love - in both work and life. David coaches high performing entrepreneurs, executives and teams - and even prison inmates - to amazing results AND connection. One conversation at a time.   You can connect with David in the following ways: Website: https://mouseintheroom.com/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/focus-ceoYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ExtraordinaryFocuswithDavidWoodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/_focusceo/Twitter: https://twitter.com/_focusceoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/extraordinaryfocus   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cait Donovan: Addressing and Preventing Burnout

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 33:29


    On today's episode burnout expert Cait Donovan shares insights into the personal boundaries and past experiences that set us up for burnout and how to move forward with purpose. Listen in as Deborah and Cait discuss assessing emotions, creating stronger boundaries, and dealing with resentment in a healthy way.   Cait Donovan is a Keynote speaker, one of New York City's leading burnout experts, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” author of the book "The Bouncebackability Factor", and an acupuncturist with a master's degree in Chinese medicine. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes”, “NPR,” and “The New York Post” and in companies such as Lululemon and Pepsico.   You can connect with Cait in the following ways: Website: https://www.caitdonovan.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/cait_donovanLinkedin: https://linkedin.com/in/caitdonovan   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Albana Vrioni: Engaging Your Entire Team in the Process of Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 40:37


    Today's episode is made for the executive working through a challenging transition. Albana Vrioni shares how her childhood growing up in Albania under dictatorship inspired her to help others navigate challenges and stay passionate in the face of change. Listen in as Deborah and Albana discuss why teams resist change, how to handle tough transitions, and how generative leadership works in a corporate setting.   Albana Vrioni is an Executive and Business Coach specializing in mission-critical transitions, and challenging situations. Her flagship program, Leading for future shaping, is conceived to support business leaders to succeed in transforming their businesses for sustainable growth on multiple bottom lines. She use a generative change process elevating generative intelligence and helping create a conscious leader in each game changer.Albana has accomplished an executive education at MIT on Digital Business Strategy, holds the Professional Certified Coach accreditation of ICF, and works with best-in-class leadership development coaching processes. Among the first 250 coaches worldwide certified in Conversational Intelligence, Albana holds an MBA from Solvay Business School, where she specialized in Strategy, an MSc in International Marketing & Strategy, and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, where she specialized in Industrial Systems.   You can connect with Albana via Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/albanavrioni/ Learn more about Change Crowdsourcing: https://youtu.be/lX8sMFWJDcQ   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What to Do When You Disagree with Your Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 14:50


    Navigating conflict and hard conversations is a fine art in the C-Suite. Today Deborah breaks down the core strategy every executive needs to know when conflict arises within the team and why disagreements can actually be an opportunity for better understanding. Listen in as Deborah shares the framework for asking questions during conflict, how to have empathy in tough situations, and why seeking clarity of the outcome you want to achieve is critical for breaking tension and finding alignment.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Andrew Kraft: Why You Can't Earn a Degree in C-Suite

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 39:11


    On today's episode Andrew Kraft reveals how he created a path to the role of CEO by working in positions at every level, creating his own degree in leadership. Listen in as Deborah and Andrew discuss why becoming a COO was possible because of his prior roles, why he strives to never be the smartest person in the room, and the right questions to ask yourself to reach your next career milestone. Andrew also shares how you can use your current experiences to learn the communication strategies that truly prepare you for a C-Suite role.   Andrew Q. Kraft has served as Chief Operating Officer of The Arena Group since October 1, 2020. Mr. Kraft first joined us in December 2018 as Chief Revenue Officer and then Chief Venture Officer. He transitioned to a consulting role in early 2020 before rejoining the company as COO.Prior to his time at Arena, Mr. Kraft served as the “utility infielder” on the executive team at AppNexus (acquired by AT&T as part of Xandr) for seven years. Roles at AppNexus included head of business and corporate development, co-founder of the company's publisher business, global head of ad sales, and interim Chief Financial Officer.Previous roles included Senior Vice President, AMP & Publisher Solutions for Collective, where he led business development for the company's audience management and monetization platform, as well the Head of Revenue & Member Services for the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).Mr. Kraft, who studied Physics and Theater at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before leaving to help join the “web” business at Sapient, lives with his family in Hillsborough, NJ. He spends summers slow-cooking Texas-style BBQ and winters participating in curling tournaments throughout the Northeast.   You can connect with Andrew via his website: https://thearenagroup.net/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tom Hardison: Scaling Your Team to Reach Your Goals

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 30:45


    On today's episode Tom Hardison shares how to assess and empower your team to find the right roles for optimized productivity. Listen in as Tom and Deborah discuss leadership strategies for building confidence within your team, how to help individuals understand their potential, and why it's important to ask what an employee really wants to accomplish before a promotion.   Tom Hardison helps leaders build great teams and organizations with a culture of collective leadership so they can scale from 200-1000+ employees. He led change and business growth initiatives at Hewlett Packard for 28 years, a period when revenue grew from 5 billion to 127 billion. He now uses this extensive experience to guide leaders and their teams to leverage the generative power of people working together to achieve sustainable growth.   You can connect with Tom via his website: https://generativeleadershipgroup.com/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Nikki Klugh: How to Create a Profit Zone in Your Home Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 31:17


    On today's episode Nikki Klugh shares the importance of creating a beautiful, functional environment in your home office space. Listen in as Deborah and Nikki discuss how your environment impacts your mindset, organization, and success. Nikki shares tips for creating your own profit zone, how to create visual representations of your goals, and how designing your space in the right way can reduce stress and improve productivity.   Nikki Klugh is an award-winning interior designer, three time author and the principal designer and owner of Nikki Klugh Design Group. Specializing in luxury homes and commercial spaces, Nikki has appeared on BET, NBC, San Diego Lifestyles, and The American Dream Show. Her work has been featured in publications such as San Diego Home and Garden magazine, FINE Magazine, Discover San Diego, Coastal Homes, Black Southern Belle, and many others. As a National Council of Interior Design Qualification certified designer, Nikki is a professional member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). She has also served on the board of ASID as the Director of Membership.   You can connect with Nikki in the following ways: http://nikkiklughdesign.com/ https://www.instagram.com/nikkiklughdesign/https://www.facebook.com/NikkiKlughDesign/https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkiklugh/https://www.pinterest.com/nikkiklughdesigngroup/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Build Your Superpower: Helping Teams Navigate Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 15:56


    On today's episode Deborah breaks down the key strategies you should know to help your team transition through change. Listen in as Deborah shares how to establish expectations in times of uncertainty, why accountability is crucial, even when adapting quickly, and why relationships are critical for long-term success.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Claudia Miller: Identify Future Women Leaders in Your Organization Today

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 34:13


    On today's episode Claudia Miller shares how organizations can identify, nurture, and promote women in leadership roles. Listen in as Deborah and Claudia discuss why women are often overlooked when promoting from within, how organizations are addressing gaps in talent pipelines, and strategies women can implement today to position themselves for leadership roles. Claudia also shares key questions organizations can ask to identify top talent.   Claudia Miller is a sought-after Career Coach for Women In Tech and she's helped her clients land fulfilling jobs in less than 90-days with an average of 56% in salary increases. Her clients have received $30,000 to $120,000 in additional earned income. She also partners with companies and organizations in identifying rising stars within their organizations and providing strategy insights and support in developing a leadership and talent pipeline with a focus on Women and Women of Color.   Due to her efforts she's worked with Top Fortune 500 Clients + has partnered with World Business Chicago in developing a Workforce Development strategy in coordination with the City of Chicago's efforts in decreasing unemployment rates for persons of color. She's also the Creator & Host of "Roadmap To The Executive Suite" podcast. Due to her clients success she's been featured multiple times in Forbes, MSNBC, Thrive Global and Business Insider put her in their top global list of Top Innovative Career Coaches.   You can connect with Claudia in the following ways: Website: https://www.claudiatmiller.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudiatmiller/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Bob Burg: Being Your Own Personal Brand Salesman

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 35:39


    On today's episode Bob Burg shares why the negative emotions surrounding salesmanship prevent the development of nurturing of relationships and business sustainability. Listen in as Deborah and Bob discuss how to create your own sales system that aligns with your values, the real reason why people buy from you, and how to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships in an authentic way.   For over 30 years Bob Burg has been successfully showing entrepreneurs, leaders, and sales professionals how to communicate their value and accelerate their business growth. Although for years he was best known for his sales classic, Endless Referrals, it's his business parable, The Go-Giver, coauthored with John David Mann that has created a worldwide movement.   While part of a four-book series, The Go-Giver itself has sold more than one million copies and been translated into 30 languages. It was rated #10 on Inc. Magazine's list of The Most Motivational Books Ever Written, and was on HubSpot's 20 Most Highly Rated Sales Books of All Time.   Bob is founder of The Go-Giver Community Network, the first of its kind online business community created by and for Go-Givers.   He is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic and served on the Board of Directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kenny Chapman: Building Better Leadership in the In-Home Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 35:37


    On today's episode Kenny Chapman shares how in-home trades have been impacted by the Great Resignation and how leadership can elevate their skills to speak to the needs of workers with a desire for independence. Listen in as Deborah and Kenny discuss the empowerment of independent contractors, how to build confidence as a leader, and why networking is critical for long-term success.   Kenny Chapman founded The Blue Collar Success Group with the focus of providing guidance that the in-home industry severely lacked – consistent ethical technician training and retention, on-site consulting, personalized marketing and business strategies to boost the bottom line for owners and entrepreneurs.He noticed a need after hearing complaints from his industry peers and experiencing that frustration on his own, back in 1994 when he bought a plumbing company in Colorado and only took in $1,000 a month in revenue.Kenny, now an award-winning industry trainer who later built that business into a multi-million dollar company, used his expertise to fill a void with the ever-changing Blue Collar Success Group designed for electricians, plumbers and HVAC services.The team provides expert coaching for each individual trade needs, training for owners, technicians and office team members, multiple membership levels catered to the specific needs of each client, networking among businesses near and far who may experience similar issues, web-based schools, live events and more to grow your business and have a better quality of life.The Blue Collar Success Group and its premier, industry-proven programs have been featured in USA TODAY, Contracting Business, Plumbing & Mechanical, and on Fox News, NBC and ABC News.   You can connect with Kenny in the following ways: Website: thebluecollarsuccessgroup.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlueCollarSuccessGroup Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3045910/admin/   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Build Your Superpower: How to Create Action with Your Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 12:30


    On today's episode Deborah shares key strategies to share information in a way that influences your audience and creates an impact. Listen in as Deborah explores the power word choice, clarifying your outcome, and putting intention behind the information you want to share.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Will Bachman: Four Steps to Take Before Becoming an Independent Contractor

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 33:38


    On today's episode Will Bachman shares how his company is connecting independent contractors to opportunities and resources that create growth and sustainability. Listen in as Deborah and Will discuss the importance of independent contractors to corporate organizations, key questions to ask yourself before leaving your corporate role, and how to sustain independent work while utilizing your unique skillset.   Will Bachman, a McKinsey alum, is the Managing Partner of Umbrex, a global community connecting independent management consultants with one another and with project opportunities. Bachman is a former nuclear-trained submarine officer and a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Business School. You can connect with Will in the following ways: Website: www.umbrex.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/willbachman/   The Umbrex Guide to Setting Up Your Own Consulting Practice includes 90 short videos and over 30 tools and templates on how to get started with your own firm. Normally $500, listeners of CEO's Compass may register for free using the discount code: CEOCOMPASS   This code expires 12/31/2022. Register here: https://umbrex.com/become-a-consultant/set-your-intentions-goals/    Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Stephanie Kunkel: Supporting Mental Health as a Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 31:19


    On today's episode Stephanie Kunkel shares how you can be a more compassionate leader and lead the way to a workplace culture focused on mental health. Listen in as Deborah and Stephanie discuss the prominence of mental health issues in the workplace, the critical role of leadership to create a safe and nurturing space for their teams, and simple communication strategies for empowering your team to focus on mental health.   Stephanie is an author and leadership development expert. By day she is a master collaborator for a Madison based company, leading multiple teams to come together through a major corporate restructuring. Stephanie has previously consulted for Fortune 500 companies and carries over 14 years of sales and marketing experience. After developing a leadership development program across multiple teams, she launched her coaching and mentoring career. She has been leading teams since 2007, and as a leader, her passion has developed from watching others grow and succeed.Stephanie has been working with leaders, tenured and new, for over 9 years to curate healthy and happy team cultures. Additionally, Stephanie is an international best-selling author, with over 10 years of experience in coaching and training. But, Stephanie doesn't just teach or facilitate, she takes the topic of mental health and of leadership and shifts people's perspectives. She works to open hearts, minds, and spirits in a way that leads to a more cohesive and productive team environment. Stephanie has her master's degree in leadership and management with an emphasis on leadership development.   You can connect with Stephanie at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shiftingperspectives   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mike Sipple: How to Unlock the Human Potential within Your Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 31:50


    On today's episode Mike Sipple shares the power of assessing and harnessing talent you already have in order to achieve organizational goals. Listen in as Deborah and Mike discuss the value showing vulnerability and humanity to your team, communicating in a way that nurtures your people, and being a leader that prioritizes the humans behind the goals.   Mike Sipple, Jr. is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Talent Magnet Institute® and hosts the Talent Magnet Institute podcast, which has been downloaded more than 70,000 times by global leaders from 80+ different countries. The Talent Magnet Podcast has reached one of the Internet's top 2% podcasts by Listen Notes. The Talent Magnet podcast boldly tackles the top- of-mind issues leaders face daily: from optimizing teams, building inclusive and equitable cultures, and empowering others to the loneliness and fatigue unique to those who are or will be in leadership roles. Mike is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Leadership Fusion: Best Practices to Lead and Influence (Business Fusion) and an avid content creator. Mike believes deeply in TMI's mission to unlock human potential and is sought after by organizations, affiliations, and influencers to inspire and encourage others to take action on this mission. Listen to Mike's interviews and conversations with other podcast communities here. Mike is also the CEO of Centennial Executive Search & Talent Strategy, a half-century-strong executive search firm, where he has built a global reputation for being 'the connector to know' as you elevate your career. Centennial's clients sought guidance and advice from Centennial, beyond executive search, to support the health and vibrancy of their employee's journeys and the cultures they led. This ultimately led to Mike and his father, previous CEO of Centennial, to co-create Talent Magnet. Expertise in building high-performing teams with healthy cultures, engaging workplaces, and caring cultures led to the vision of Talent Magnet coming to life. Today, both businesses strive to help leaders achieve their personal and organization's mission, vision, and objectives.Mike is sought after to speak and moderate for associations, executive peer groups, and organizations about how to Become A Talent Magnet®, How to Lead Courageously, Re- Energizing Teams, The Great REALIZATION, and various people leadership topics. He does so in a manner to inspire alignment, reflection, and positive change. Mike also writes on a variety of key topics, which can be reviewed in Thrive Global, Cincinnati Business Courier, Business Courier Trust, Family Business Magazine, NKYTribune and various other publications.   You can connect with Mike at: https://www.talentmagnet.com   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Build Your Superpower: Listening Skills for Greater Impact

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 12:40


    On today's episode Deborah shares the power of listening to what ISN'T being said, building your leadership skills in the process. Listen in as Deborah shares how to utilize all of your senses when listening to your team, how to implement the “70/30” rule for better conversations, and how improving your listening skills can build trust and respect with your team.   Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    George Murray: How to Maintain Structure Through a Job Transition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 29:27


    On today's episode George Murray explores the strategies necessary for navigating a career transition with ease. Listen in as Deborah and George discuss the common mistakes individuals make while changing jobs, how to understand the next right move for your situation, and why structure, routine, and building a network are critical for your success.   About George Murray: George is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Reliant Systems Inc. Company responsible for all manufacturing operations, quality, supply chain, engineering, strategy and organizational development. Married to his wife Kerry of 28 years and three grown kids. George is also an award-winning author of: HIRED CUT YOUR CAREER SEARCH TIME IN HALF and new book due out end of September: IGNITE.ENGAGE.RETAIN as well as a Podcast dabbler.   You can connect with George in the following ways: Website: www.georgeclaystinmurray.com Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/3CEWaX3nQ52FiQP0RiLdYs    Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jeff Gibbard: What Makes a Lovable Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 37:40


    On today's episode Jeff Gibbard shares how he discovered the importance of being a lovable leader and what it takes to make a team feel nurtured and cared for. Listen in as Deborah and Jeff discuss why people leave good jobs, the common mistakes leaders make when trying to inspire teams, and how to create a safe place for your workforce to achieve their personal and professional goals.   About Jeff Gibbard: Jeff Gibbard (”Gih-Bird”) is the Author of The Lovable Leader, a professional speaker, and the founder of several companies including Super Productive, and The Superhero Institute, a certification program for coaches that want to help their clients grow revenues and unlock their potential to make a positive impact on the world. Jeff is also the host of his own popular podcast called Shareable.   You can connect with Jeff via LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jgibbard    Whether you are a C-Suite Leader of today or tomorrow, take charge of your career with confidence and leverage the insights of The CEO's Compass: Your Guide to Get Back on Track.  To learn more about The CEO's Compass, you can get your copy here: https://amzn.to/3AKiflR See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.