Walton Productions presents: Be EPIC The Podcast featuring Dr. Matt Waller. In each episode you will hear from guests that will inspire you to be epic. As experts in their field, they will emphasize strategy, leadership, and entrepreneurship. This programming will highlight innovation and cutting-edge information that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to connect with Matt Waller on LinkedIn to join the conversation, access show notes and discover fantastic bonus content.
Finding Your Leadership Voice with Ebony Wyatt
This week Matt speaks with Ebony Wyatt, Customer Vice President - Target and Meijer at General Mills and founder of Ebony Wyatt Speaks LLC. The pair talk about Wyatt’s extensive experience at General Mills and how she built her leadership voice, her brand and confidence in the workplace. She also shares how she instills that confidence in her team and in the workshops she hosts.
Inviting Change Into Your Career With Emi Cardarelli
This week Matt is joined by Emi Cardarelli, Head of Wholesale Club - Customer Development at Unilever. In the episode, Matt and Emi discuss her 13 year career at Walmart and the many opportunities it provided for her across multiple parts of the business. Then, the pair transition to Cardarelli's current experience at Unilever. Finally, Emi leaves students with the advice to find a company that shares similar values as you, be prepared for change, and build your network.
Changing the Education Landscape with Coursera's Jeff Maggioncalda
This week Matt talks to Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, one of the largest online learning platforms in the world. They begin their conversation by discussing Jeff's career at Financial Engines and how he became the co-founder of it. Maggioncalda then describes how his life-long career at Financial Engines eventually led him to becoming CEO of Coursera. The pair also share the importance of relationships and establishing a long-term reputation with others. Finally, he shares how Coursera is changing the way people learn online and shaping the future of worldwide education for all.
Creating a Successful Career with Tiffany Hamilton
This week on the podcast, Matt sits down with Tiffany Hamilton, Vice President of Sales - Hardware and Club at Reckitt. Tiffany graduated from the University of Arkansas with an accounting degree and went on to work at Nestlé Purina North America, Duracell, and now Reckitt. To begin their conversation, Tiffany shares the exhilarating experience of when she left her small hometown in Camden, AR to move to Chicago at the start of her career. She attributes her career success to a value that she was raised with and was taught at the U of A: Always treat people right. They conclude their conversation with some advice for incoming and current students.
Understanding Values-Driven Authentic Leadership with John R. English and Andrew Braham
This week on the podcast Matt sat down with John R. English, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Andrew Braham, Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas. John and Andrew are co-authors with Matt of their new book focused on values-driven authentic leadership. In the episode they dive into what it means to be an authentic leader, the importance of being a mentor and a mentee when it comes to leadership and lessons learned from various leaders they interviewed for the book. Find out more information about the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Values-Driven-Authentic-Leadership-Essential-LeadershipWWEB/dp/1954892063 (https://www.amazon.com/Values-Driven-Authentic-Leadership-Essential-LeadershipWWEB/dp/1954892063) and listen to the full interviews from leaders interviewed here: https://soundcloud.com/user-561194034?utm_source=clipboardandutm_medium=textandutm_campaign=social_sharing (https://soundcloud.com/user-561194034?utm_source=clipboardandutm_medium=textandutm_campaign=social_sharing)
Integrating Business and Philanthropy at Walmart with Julie Gehrki
This week Matt is joined by Julie Gehrki, Vice President of Philanthropy at Walmart. She explains how Walmart's philanthropic efforts impact billions of people everyday, starting with their own employees and expanding to communities across the globe. To finish out their conversation, Gehrki advises students seeking a career in philanthropy to gain a diverse set of skills and experiences that will lead to a higher impact.
Entertaining and Informative
I really enjoy this series… 5 star edutainment!
I did not go to the U of A, but really enjoy this pod cast.
One of my favorite podcasts
Perfect podcast for alumni wanting to stay involved with their Alma Mater! Dean Waller is a great interviewer with quality insights derived from industry experience. The guests are top notch too.