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#36: Jeff Williams and Dave Wylie — Strategos Consulting, U.S. Navy SEALs, and Special Warfare Leaders on the Future of Training
What happens when two elite warriors turned expert consultants get together to talk about the future of training?
To get the best out of everyone from Navy SEALs (our most elite special forces) to talent leaders, today’s guests know that “it all ties back to individual and operational readiness. Training is the core of that; it will always be the core of that.”
Today, we’ve got another special Bring It In episode for you featuring not one, but two guests: Jeff Williams and Dave Wylie. Jeff and Dave are former Navy veterans who now serve in senior leadership roles at Strategos Consulting, a management consulting firm that specializes in serving senior executives in the defense, aerospace and homeland security sectors. They provide the full range of management consulting services — from strategic planning to market analysis and access. Jeff is the president and CEO of Strategos, and Dave is the Vice President of Training Services. They’re focused on identifying and bringing their clients technological solutions to mitigate vulnerabilities in these highly distinctive sectors.
When 1Huddle’s CEO and Founder Sam Caucci sat down with Jeff and Dave on this episode of Bring It In, they talked about everything from why we need to continuously develop our people to how training is what helped Jeff become a prepared and courageous Navy SEAL.
Jeff and Dave have decades of experience serving in and training our nation’s most elite special forces. Whether you’re full-time or on the frontlines, this is an episode everyone needs to hear. So let’s get ready to...
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#35: Julie Lythcott-Haims — Former Dean at Stanford University, Award-Winning Author, TED Speaker, Activist
"Humility and respect will make your employees more connected, and that connection will make them work harder and more loyally for your company."
Today’s guest is an expert at how to be an adult. Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of the New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult. Before becoming an acclaimed author, Julie was Stanford's Dean of Freshmen. At Stanford, Julie was known for advocating on behalf of her students and for her fierce critique of parental involvement in the day-to-day lives of college students. Julie started writing about the harm of helicopter parenting, which gave way to her book How to Raise an Adult and her popular TedTalk on overparenting.
However, before you can raise an adult, you have to know how to become one. Julie’s new book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult was released this week, on April 6, 2021. When 1Huddle’s CEO and Founder Sam Caucci sat down with Julie on this episode of Bring It In, they talked about everything from why successful adults have to adopt a growth mindset to how we can lead by example and create companies and cultures people will be excited to work for.
This is an episode you won’t want to miss featuring one of the most forward-thinking authors of our generation, so let’s get ready to…
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#34: Arshay Cooper — Author, “A Most Beautiful Thing” & Member of 1st All-Black Rowing Team
“Talent is everywhere, the hunger is everywhere, the thirst is everywhere, but the access and opportunity is not.”
No one understands this better than Arshay Cooper, the renowned rower, award-winning author, motivational speaker, activist, and protagonist of the acclaimed documentary “A Most Beautiful Thing.”
To understand how Arshay’s life has become the center of a NAACP Image Award-nominated documentary, you need to know more about his backstory. Arshay grew up on Chicago’s Westside in the ‘90s, and he knows the harder side of life. His mother is a recovering addict, and his three siblings all sleep in a one room apartment, in an area plagued by gang violence and addiction. Growing up, Arshay kept to himself and dreamed of becoming a chef. In high school, Arshay spontaneously took up the sport of crew, and he became the captain of the first all-Black high school rowing team in America. He and his teammates experienced racism and discrimination while playing an almost all-white sport, which ultimately transformed Arshay’s life.
When 1Huddle’s CEO and Founder Sam Caucci sat down with Arshay on this episode of Bring It In, they talked about everything from why the ‘talent shortage’ is really an access shortage, to how people from diverse backgrounds measure success differently. So if you’re ready for one of the most powerful episodes yet, then it’s time to…
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#33: Chisa Egbelu and Kayla Michèle — Co-Founders of PeduL
“Racism is expensive, sexism is expensive, ableism is expensive. Gen Z is going to force us to care.”
For the first time, we have two guests joining us on Bring It In. Chisa Egbelu and Kayla Michèle are the co-founders of PeduL, a marketplace where corporations can diversify their workforce with scholarships.
PeduL, which is based here in Newark, is the one-stop shop for scholarships. PeduL’s mission is to ensure that all students have equal access to academic and professional opportunities. It was founded on the belief that investing resources into society—especially our youth—will create a more sustainable and prosperous world.
Chisa and Kayla joined forces while they were classmates at Rutgers and soon became a power team. PeduL started out as a crowdfunding platform in 2018, but Chisa and Kayla realized that crowdfunding inherently assumes students have access to a network with money. So they went back to the drawing board and came up with their universal application for scholarships where students can apply to thousands of local and national scholarships at one time through one application. And that’s what PeduL does.
As fellow Newark business-owners and changemakers in their community, Chisa and Kayla had a lot of powerful insights to share when they sat down with Sam Caucci on this episode of Bring It In. They talked about everything from what’s preventing companies from being as equitable as they could be to how we can create sustainable progress in our workforce and in our society.
#32: Jen Welter — First Female Coach in the NFL & 2x IFAF Gold Medalist
“As the first that also means the only. Not everybody wants to see change; not everybody wants to see your face, because it's the face of change.”
In one of the most powerful Bring It In episodes yet, Sam Caucci sat down with Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL who has spent her life breaking barriers and shattering norms in the sports world and beyond.
Coach Jen is best known for being the first woman to coach in a men's professional football league. She’s also the second woman to play on a men's professional football team, and the first ever female running back. Following her time in the NFL, Coach Jen became the Head Coach of the first Australian Women's National Team fielded in July 2017, and she wrote her first book “Play Big, Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL.”
In addition to being a sports legend, Coach Jen is also a powerful advocate for gender equity both on and off the field. She founded Grrrridiron Girls flag football camps to not only give girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of flag football, but to immerse the next generation of women in Jen’s wave of empowerment, self-confidence, and sisterhood.
Coach Jen has truly done it all; she has two Gold Medals with Team USA, four World Championship wins, and eight All-Star selections. She’s also an accomplished scholar who holds a PhD in Psychology and a Masters in Sport Psychology.
When Coach Jen sat down with Sam, they talked about what was going through her head as she was breaking through barriers, why being a truly successful coach all comes down to communication, how Coach Jen has got to where she is today, and much more. So if you’re ready for one of the best podcast episodes yet, then it’s time to…
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#31: Helen Lao — Founder and President of ClearPath
“Retrain your teams, because the times are different.”
Our guest today is someone who knows how important it is to be constantly leveling up and reskilling. She even launched a global challenge to help support the restaurant industry during the pandemic, because she knows we need new, innovative solutions for the biggest challenges facing our workforce today.
On today’s episode of Bring It In, 1Huddle’s CEO and founder Sam Caucci sat down with Helen Lao, the founder and president of ClearPath Solutions. ClearPath is an executive search firm that matches talent within the industry. In her role, Helen leads a dynamic team across the country in matchmaking different growth brands with top leaders within the industry.
When Helen saw how the restaurant industry was being impacted by COVID, she got to work launching her #StepUptoTheTable initiative, where people from all over the U.S. buy gift cards or a meal from their favorite restaurant, share it on social media, and challenge someone else to do the same.
Some of the topics Sam and Helen cover in today’s episode include how you can step up and make an impact even if you don’t have a lot of resources to work with, what the future of work looks like for the restaurant industry, and what it means to be a true leader in times of disruption.
This is an episode you won’t want to miss, so let’s…
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Awesome Topics / Leaders!
Love listening to this podcast. It’s very motivating, and the quality of leaders and coaches who are on the podcast are awesome. Can’t wait for more episodes... #gametime
Loving these episodes...such powerful messages. I think my favorite ones have been the college and professional coaches and hearing their perspective on how today’s generation is different. Keep em coming!
Release more often plz!
More episodes plz!