11 episodes

Welcome to the Leaders Lounge, a casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders.

In each episode, we aim to unlock the secrets behind successful careers and life stories, with a special focus on the crucial first 90 days of a new leadership role, answering the age-old question: What does it take to be a true leader?

While leadership is often glamorized, we know it's a path filled with challenges and hard work, but with beautiful moments of self-discovery.

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Welcome to the Leaders Lounge, a casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders.

In each episode, we aim to unlock the secrets behind successful careers and life stories, with a special focus on the crucial first 90 days of a new leadership role, answering the age-old question: What does it take to be a true leader?

While leadership is often glamorized, we know it's a path filled with challenges and hard work, but with beautiful moments of self-discovery.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Insights from Friedhelm Tauber, Country Manager Germany at Podimo

    Insights from Friedhelm Tauber, Country Manager Germany at Podimo

    Welcome to this episode of Leaders Lounge, where we delve into the vibrant world of podcasting with Friedhelm, who recently joined Podimo, a trailblazing podcast business. Six months into his journey, shares a candid look at his transition into the podcasting industry; facilitated by Pawel, Partner at Key Search.

    🎙️ Key Insights:
    Transition and Adaptation: Friedhelm discusses his shift from his previous roles into a leadership position at Podimo, focusing on the crucial first steps of building strong relationships and setting clear, actionable goals.
    Industry Evolution: Reflecting on the dynamic shifts in media and entertainment, Friedhelm provides his perspective on the move towards on-demand, consumer-driven content and the opportunities it presents for monetization through subscriptions.
    Leadership and Growth: Learn about Friedhelm's leadership philosophy which emphasizes agility and the importance of personal and professional growth for his team, revealing how he fosters an environment where everyone can thrive.
    Personal Motivations: Beyond his professional life, Friedhelm talks about the balance he maintains with family time and his commitment to sports as a way to support mental health.

    This episode not only explores Friedhelm's successful integration into Podimo but also illuminates his broader reflections on leadership and the evolving landscape of digital media.

    Tune in to absorb the wisdom and experiences that help Friedhelm drive success in the fast-paced world of podcasting, and perhaps find some inspiration for your own career path.

    Insights from Tom Elkins, CMO at Farie

    Insights from Tom Elkins, CMO at Farie

    Dive into an inspiring episode of Leaders Lounge, hosted by Delano Brand, partner and consultant at Key Search. This special edition shines a spotlight on Tom Elkins, the CMO of Faire, as he recounts his captivating journey through the realms of finance, marketing, and customer experience.

    Tom opens up about his career evolution, starting with his analytical roots at eBay, moving through strategic growth roles, and finally landing at Faire with Key Search's guidance. He highlights the critical role of understanding the customer journey in its entirety, a philosophy that has guided him through transitions from global corporations to startup environments.

    This episode is a masterclass in career growth, adaptability, and the impact of a personalized touch in professional transitions, underscored by Delano's insightful questioning.

    Tune in for an engaging discussion about professional growth, by connecting talent with opportunity.

    Insights from Lea Mishra, Co-Founder & CPO at POHA

    Insights from Lea Mishra, Co-Founder & CPO at POHA

    Welcome to another episode of Leader Lounge, a casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders and company culture. 

    Welcome to another episode of Leader Lounge, a casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders and company culture. 
    Lea Mishra is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of POHA House, a real estate startup founded in 2019 that develops and operates Cospaces. It's a term coined by Lea, meaning houses where people can live, work and come together under one roof. Originally from Germany and now based in Switzerland, Lea has, among others, earned recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30. At just 28 years old, she also serves as the Next Gen Representative at Hapimag, and is a great example of successful young women in the Real Estate Industry.

    About ⁠Franziska Palumbo-Seidel⁠: Franziska is one of Key Search Partners focusing on C-Level, Board and Diversity hires in the US and Europe. She comes with 15 years experience building Digital Practices for international Executive Search firms and working with some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies. She is passionate about anything new in technology, leadership in teal organizations, diversity, and board governance.

    Tune in for an engaging discussion. Welcome to Leaders Lounge powered by⁠⁠ Key Search⁠⁠.

    Insights from Joe Leech, Coach of CEOs

    Insights from Joe Leech, Coach of CEOs

    Welcome back to Leader Lounge, your go-to podcast for diving deep into the world of extraordinary leadership and inspiring company cultures. In this episode, we're thrilled to feature Joe Leech, the CEOs Coach Master.

    Get ready for an enlightening conversation, as Joe and David explore the intersections of leadership, purpose, and strategy. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned CEO, or simply passionate about leadership dynamics, this episode is packed with valuable insights.

    Mr. Joe Leech is a remarkable figure who specializes in supercharging CEOs and aiding them in unlocking dramatic business growth through personal development. His impressive coaching and mentoring portfolio includes names like Gitlab, Alfresco Software, HotJar, and Booking.com, among others.

    David Bizer, a Director at Key Search, boasts an impressive history as the first recruiter for Google in Europe, where he played a pivotal role in its exponential growth. Post-Google, David has been an instrumental support on shaping the culture and values of emerging startups.
    Join us in the Leader Lounge, powered by Key Search, for a session that promises to enlighten, inspire, and empower.

    Joe Leech on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeleech/
    David Bizer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bizer

    Learn more about Key Search⁠: https://keysearch.com

    Insights from Angeley Mullins, CCO at Resourcify

    Insights from Angeley Mullins, CCO at Resourcify

    With us today is Angeley Mullins, a seasoned Commercial & Operations Executive with leadership roles across the US, EMEA, UK, & APAC including: Amazon, Intuit, GoDaddy, and her most recent role as Chief Commercial Officer at Resourcify, a digital platform that helps companies reduce their waste, increase their recycling, and promote a circular economy.

    In 2023 Crunchbase recognised her, along with other prominent technology leaders, as one of the most influential women in sales.

    Also, we have Ardy Mougouee⁠. He joined Key Search after building up the Information Technology discipline for a major international recruitment firm in Amsterdam. He’s the go-to person for setting up Data Science and Digital focus areas, with a specialty in working within the IT sector. Whether it’s operational, leadership, or C-level talents, Ardavan has a proven track record of placing the right people in the right roles.

    Tune in for an engaging discussion. Welcome to Leaders Lounge powered by⁠ Key Search⁠.

    Insights from Olivia Oberle, Marketing Director at Airfocus

    Insights from Olivia Oberle, Marketing Director at Airfocus

    Welcome to another episode of Leader Lounge, a casual space to dive into the hearts and minds of remarkable leaders and company culture. We're thrilled to chat with Olivia Oberle Ruiz, the B2B SaaS Marketing Maverick, currently steering the ship as the Marketing Director at Airfocus: a game-changer in the realm of product management.

    Also joining us is Isabella Castaldi, an Executive Search Consultant at Key Search with an impressive career in Talent Acquisition across Europe and North America, working with some of the biggest names in the industry.

    They explore some ideas around:
    - First 90 days in a Leadership Role
    - Marketing Leaders and sharing some Resources.
    - Link to Olivia’s favorite resources: https://shining-salt-ac6.notion.site/Fav-Resources-086d317048df449189f2aa88b0c7d2f7
    - Female Empowerment & Leadership
    - Moving to a Startup
    - Product Management
    - Positive Company Culture

    Tune in for an engaging discussion. Welcome to Leaders Lounge powered by⁠⁠ Key Search⁠⁠.

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