25 episodes

Lisa Carmen Wang is a USA National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and keynote speaker. She is Founder and CEO of The GLOW (Global League of Women) and has been named Forbes 30 under 30, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Woman. Learn powerful leadership lessons from Lisa and the world’s most impactful leaders transforming the face of business, sports, politics, and culture. Are you ready to step into your power? Let's dive in.

Leadership with Lisa Lisa Carmen Wang

    • Business
    • 4.9, 62 Ratings

Lisa Carmen Wang is a USA National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and keynote speaker. She is Founder and CEO of The GLOW (Global League of Women) and has been named Forbes 30 under 30, Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Woman. Learn powerful leadership lessons from Lisa and the world’s most impactful leaders transforming the face of business, sports, politics, and culture. Are you ready to step into your power? Let's dive in.

    How to Create Lasting Love with CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel, Dawoon Kang

    How to Create Lasting Love with CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel, Dawoon Kang

    In his book, The Art of Loving, Philosopher Erich Fromm wrote, “There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.”

    This is especially true in modern love and dating. We have never had so many options to find love, and yet have never been so lost in knowing how to cultivate it. Too often we jump into dating without actually having any knowledge around what it is that we want. We jump in expecting that if it's the right love, It will be effortless. But the truth is just like anything else worth pursuing, finding and creating a lasting love requires work, effort, and commitment.

    If we want to find the best person for us, we need to first commit to being the best version of ourselves. The energy we put out, is the energy we will attract.

    Dawoon Kang is the Co-founder and CEO of Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app that prides itself on helping users create meaningful connections. In this episode, Dawoon talks about:


    The similarities between being a better dater and being a better leader
    How to view the dating journey as a personal growth journey
    The importance of communication, empathy, and emotional intelligence in creating successful relationships and high-performing teams

    Apply to The GLOW Executive Leadership Program: https://theglow.org/leadership

    Connect with Lisa at https://www.lisawang.co/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacarmenwang/

    • 50 min
    Manifest Your Empire with Jess Mah, Founder and CEO of Indinero

    Manifest Your Empire with Jess Mah, Founder and CEO of Indinero

    Jess Mah is the Founder and CEO of Indinero, the multimillion dollar B2B startup accounting software company employing 300+ employees. She’s been named Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc 30 under 30, and has graced the cover of Inc Magazine.

    Despite being a straight C student throughout high school and struggling through depression, she made one decision that changed her entire life. She decided to believe in herself when no one else would.

    Jess’s story is one of ambition and determination, after she raised her first $1 million in funding, she burned through all of it and had to rebuild from the beginning. Even when no one would give her more money, she kept going. She believed in her ability to create impact, to run a massive company and to change how leadership and companies are run.

    How did she have the confidence when she didn't have the degree, the financial background, or the network? In this interview, Jess shares exactly how she was able to manifest her empire.

    Learn more about The GLOW: https://www.TheGLOW.org

    Connect with Lisa at linkedin.com/in/lisacarmenwang/ and https://www.instagram.com/lisacarmenwang/

    • 53 min
    Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi, Former CEO of HP and eBay: Always Show Up Fully

    Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi, Former CEO of HP and eBay: Always Show Up Fully

    Meg Whitman is without a doubt one of the most formidable leaders in the world today. She's worth $4 billion, and is best known for taking eBay from $5.7 million to $8 billion in sales as eBay’s CEO from 1998 to 2008. She then became the CEO of Hewlett Packard, where she oversaw it split into HP Inc, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She remains on the boards of Procter & Gamble and Dropbox. In 2018, she became the CEO of Quibi, Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new short form video platform reinventing digital video and storytelling that closed a $1 billion dollars in startup funding.

    Meg shares her most important lessons as a leader who has stepped into multiple high-pressure, high-profile roles. She discusses the importance of showing up fully in even the most difficult challenges, how to overcome rejection and loss, and how she built confidence and courage over the course of her career.

    Apply to The GLOW Executive Leadership Program: TheGLOW.org/Leadership

    Connect with Lisa at lisacarmenwang.com and linkedin.com/in/lisacarmenwang/

    • 35 min
    How To Live a Fearless Life with Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, Chairman, National Geographic Society

    How To Live a Fearless Life with Jean Case, CEO of Case Foundation, Chairman, National Geographic Society

    Jean Case is a prolific executive, investor, philanthropist, and impact investing pioneer. She is the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, which has been recognized for addressing significant social challenges and driving exponential impact. Jean is also the author of her latest book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. Jean is dedicated to social impact and she and her husband Steve Case joined The Giving Pledge and publicly reaffirmed their commitment to give away the majority of their wealth to fund worthy charitable causes.

    In today’s episode, Jean talks to us about how to take big bets, how to step outside of your comfort zone, and what it really takes to create a big vision and an extraordinary, fearless life.

    The 5 principles of being fearless (4:10)

    The importance of “failing in the footsteps of giants” (5:44)

    Social media’s impact on perceived success (6:15)

    How to create urgency in your life even without life threatening situations (8:24)

    Taking the long view in life (9:12)

    The early stages of growth at AOL from startup to a “10 year overnight sensation” as the first internet company to go public (11:08)

    How to leverage disenfranchisement to your advantage (15:38)

    How your brain can trick you even when you know you’re safe (22:00)

    Some questions we discuss:

    How did you overcome your fear of risk? (19:44)

    How to differentiate between what’s real fear and what’s not? (21:11)

    Are you someone who has mostly done things in your life you’re sure you could be good at? (20:54)

    How do you start right where you are? (25:21)

    What is your experience as a woman in tech? (27:57)

    “The world might count you out, but don’t be the one who counts yourself out. Stay in the game, keep the long view”

    • 34 min
    How to Lead with Strength and Kindness with Fran Hauser, Best-Selling Author, Myth of The Nice Girl

    How to Lead with Strength and Kindness with Fran Hauser, Best-Selling Author, Myth of The Nice Girl

    Fran Hauser is a best-selling author and successful startup investor, 

    and

    she did not have to sacrifice her personality to achieve it. In her book,

    The Myth of the Nice Girl

    , Fran talks about how to bring your best self to work, and how to achieve a career you love without becoming a person you hate. Learn how Fran successfully navigated her career in a leadership style true to herself, 

    how to successfully transition between roles, how to build trust with managers, and the key to

    pitching an investor or mentor to invest in you.

    Fran gives us simple, actionable strategies that can change your career today. In this episode, you will learn:

    The unproductive territory of people-pleasing (5:24)

    When Fran began thinking of herself as a leader (6:37)

    Why you need to be known for something (9:06)

    How to choose a path when you are at a crossroads (19:33)

    Why you must separate the personal from the professional when hiring (35:40)

    Ways to cultivate and keep trust (41:56)

    Concepts from the book that resonated most with readers (46:13)

    Some questions we discuss:

    What is the myth of the “nice girl”? (1:28)

    Why did Fran choose the word “nice” for her book? (3:17)

    What were Fran’s career motivations? (10:08)

    What is Fran’s advice to those who realize entrepreneurship is not as glamorous as it seems? (21:28)

    What exercises has Fran done to figure out what she wants in life? (31:53)

    How do you find the right mentor? (48:53)

    Fran Hauser’s quick fire answers to “one thing” questions. (52:52)

    Links and Resources

    The Myth of the Nice Girl

    by Fran Hauser

    Siddhartha

    by Hermann Hesse

    Four-Square Model

    of setting boundaries and priorities

    • 59 min
    Beth Comstock, former GE Vice Chair & CMO: Create Confidence in Your Ambitions

    Beth Comstock, former GE Vice Chair & CMO: Create Confidence in Your Ambitions

    Beth Comstock, GE's former CMO and first ever female Vice Chair, is fresh off the release of her new book, 

    Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change.

    where she shares what she’s had to do throughout her career to overcome self-doubt, the best risks she’s ever taken, and how women in particular can learn to get comfortable with being ambitious. 

    Despite her decades of success, she admits to a lifelong struggle with painful shyness and lack of confidence. She doesn’t shy away from sharing her biggest hardships (like single motherhood) and mistakes (that nearly cost her huge promotions) either. Beth shares what it means to have social courage, how you can build it into your daily habits, and what it can do for your life and career.

    In This Episode, You Will Learn:

    The unexpected and less-than-glamorous side of becoming an author. [3:12]

    How becoming a single mother spurred Beth into action. [9:07]

    What’s in Beth’s own internal monologue of insecurity, and how she fights it. [10:59]

    How perceived failures can teach us to take control of our own narratives. [14:11]

    All about the biggest career leap Beth ever made—even though her colleagues thought she was crazy. [15:22]

    Some of Beth’s personal confidence exercises & The importance of saying "I don't know." [23:12]

    The big mistake that almost cost her a huge promotion. [28:48]

    The piece of advice Beth took from a certain 14-year-old girl. [30:45]

    Some Questions We Discuss:

    How is writing and publishing a book an entrepreneurial pursuit? [2:00]

    Where do confidence and shyness issues come from in the first place? [7:02]

    What are the other, bigger fears that underpin the fear of change in our lives? [17:21]

    How did Beth get through backlash for being a CMO with no marketing experience? [20:20]

    How to fight back against the devaluation of so-called “soft skills”. [22:23]

    How can we overcome shyness to promote ourselves on social media? [32:40]

    Links and Resources

    Beth Comstock’s book

    Book recommendation:

    The Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for life

    by Twyla Tharp

    Follow Beth on Twitter

    Follow Beth on Instagram

    Quotes:

    “I think that's where a pure product entrepreneur and an author would have a lot in common. It's your baby. There can't possibly be anyone who cares about it as much as you do.”

    “There were moments when I realized I was holding myself back. I wasn't speaking up. I saw other people who put ideas out, and they were moving ahead, and I wasn't! And finally I had just had enough. I said, ‘Okay, I've got to do something.”

    "Every great leader I know is a communicator."

    • 42 min

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62 Ratings

Steven in Texas ,

Insightful interviews, great guests

This podcast is full of insightful interviews with fascinating guests — all high achievers from different walks of life. Highly recommended.

DeepG83 ,

Introspective!

This podcast is covers a lot of ground with guests who share their journeys about discovering their true self — Guests share their unique stories, practices and perspectives and provide deep insights.

DaveinBA ,

Incredibly Insightful and thought provoking

Lisa has a unique ability to eloquently vocalize the deepest thoughts and questions we all have had at one point or another about life’s ups and downs. What you learn from her is the importance of listening, reading between the lines, and focusing on the commonalities that connect all human beings.

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