19 episodes

In today’s society there are blockades keeping people from finding balance and success in their everyday lives. This podcast series leverages insight from leaders who are breaking mindsets and overcoming barriers. In each episode, we take a deep-dive into how they defy expectations and accomplish great change in their field.

Breaking Mindsets Brooks Kushman

    • Business
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In today’s society there are blockades keeping people from finding balance and success in their everyday lives. This podcast series leverages insight from leaders who are breaking mindsets and overcoming barriers. In each episode, we take a deep-dive into how they defy expectations and accomplish great change in their field.

    Breaking Mindsets with LaNelle Owens from Cummins on Navigating Different Workplaces and Work/Life Fluidity

    Breaking Mindsets with LaNelle Owens from Cummins on Navigating Different Workplaces and Work/Life Fluidity

    In this episode, Lanelle Owens, Chief Trademark Counsel at Cummins, discusses with Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah some of the techniques she has used to to find happiness and success in her career. Through navigating a variety of work environments and people, learning to work with different personalities, setting boundaries to face the unique challenges that arise with having a child with special needs, and creating efficiencies in her work are all techniques she will discuss in this episode.
    LaNelle Owens is a seasoned legal advisor with a track record of providing practical legal advice for a variety of company strategic initiatives related to intellectual property management.   She has proven her command over a wide range of business and legal issues for a variety of clients, making her an exceptional leader in the IP world.

    • 51 min
    Breaking Mindsets with LaNelle Owens from Cummins on Aligning with Purpose

    Breaking Mindsets with LaNelle Owens from Cummins on Aligning with Purpose

     In this episode, LaNelle Owens, Chief Trademark Counsel at Cummins, discusses with Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah the numerous career transitions she has made that have brought her to where she is today. Her decision to make these transitions has always been influenced by the constant pursuit of peace, which she has accomplished by aligning with purpose at every step of her journey. Her role today speaks to everything she has done and valued throughout her history, culminating in a role that is enriching and worthwhile. 
    LaNelle Owens is a seasoned legal advisor known for providing practical legal advice on corporate initiatives involving intellectual property management. She has a demonstrated track record of breaking down and advising on complex issues involving a wide range of business clients and legal issues, making her an exceptional leader in the IP world.

    • 30 min
    Sharon Sorkin from Ford on Being Reliably Transparent

    Sharon Sorkin from Ford on Being Reliably Transparent

    Although everyone balances their time and work differently, in this episode Sharon Sorkin, Chief Trademark Counsel at Ford Motor Company, discusses with Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah how important it is to be both transparent and reliable, and how setting limits and clear expectations and then delivering on those expectations is critical to being successful in any role.
    Sharon Sorkin manages the global automotive and mobility trademark portfolios for renowned brands such as FORD, MUSTANG, F-150, BRONCO, MAVERICK, among others. She is passionate about collaborating across different corporate functions to elevate the role that trademarks can play in brand-building and overall corporate brand value. Before joining Ford, Sharon spent 9 years as Global Trademark Counsel at Mars Wrigley where she had the pleasure of working on sweets brand such as SKITTLES, STARBURST, LIFE SAVERS, ORBIT, EXTRA, and FREEDENT. Sharon is an active member of the INTA community and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee. Sharon is also the mom of two busy children – Charlie (age 10) and Mia (age 8) – who keep her busy when not working. Throughout her career, Sharon has passionately supported the growth and development of those around her and strived for meaningful collaboration with colleagues and clients, recognizing each individual’s unique talents and perspectives and the value those bring to the table.

    • 24 min
    Sharon Sorkin from Ford on Finding Authentic Balance

    Sharon Sorkin from Ford on Finding Authentic Balance

    In this episode, Sharon Sorkin, Chief Trademark Counsel at Ford Motor, discusses with Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah some of the struggles she faced early in her career and the personal journey she took to coming into this role. Despite some self-doubts she faced both personally and professionally leading up to her making the transition to her current position, she overcame those to find joy and success, in part due to the advice of a mentor that encouraged her to take on the role.  This experience helped shape both her leadership and mentoring philosophy
    Sharon Sorkin manages the global automotive and mobility trademark portfolios for renowned brands such as FORD, MUSTANG, F-150, BRONCO, MAVERICK, among others. She is passionate about collaborating across different corporate functions to elevate the role that trademarks can play in brand-building and overall corporate brand value. Before joining Ford, Sharon spent 9 years as Global Trademark Counsel at Mars Wrigley where she had the pleasure of working on sweet brands such as SKITTLES, STARBURST, LIFE SAVERS, ORBIT, EXTRA, and FREEDENT. Sharon is an active member of the INTA community and currently serves on the Professional Development Committee. Sharon is also the mom of two busy children – Charlie (age 10) and Mia (age 8) – who keep her busy when not working. Throughout her career, Sharon has passionately supported the growth and development of those around her and strived for meaningful collaboration with colleagues and clients, recognizing each individual’s unique talents and perspectives and the value those bring to the table.

    • 23 min
    Fred Owens from Harman on Structure in Mentorship

    Fred Owens from Harman on Structure in Mentorship

    Fred Owens, Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property at Harman Intellectual, is a visionary leader in the IP community. His experience and strong desire to help and work with others has made him an influential mentor to many.
    In this episode, Fred discusses with Brooks Kushman CEO Sangeeta Shah his style of mentoring and how it is shaped by his own approach to staying true to one’s self, even if it means taking the road less traveled, and both embracing and not embracing structure.

    • 46 min
    Fred Owens from Harman on Embracing Being Different

    Fred Owens from Harman on Embracing Being Different

    Fred Owens, Vice President and Head of Intellectual Property at Harman International, is a visionary leader in the IP community. Fred relies on the breadth of his professional and personal experiences to seamlessly lead his company and IP team during a time of great transition in the automotive sector. In this episode, Fred shares his story about how being different and being comfortable with his own interests allowed him to find success not only professionally but in many aspects of his life. His story shows us how embracing our differences and adapting within our environment is a fantastic way to stay true to ourselves while finding success.  

    • 30 min

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