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Fifth Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership - knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness, activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert, most recently leading executive recruiting at Google, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American, single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and career stages. Every other week, a new edition of Fifth Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management.

Fifth Dimensional Leadership Ginny Clarke

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    • 5.0 • 42 Ratings

Fifth Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership - knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness, activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert, most recently leading executive recruiting at Google, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American, single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and career stages. Every other week, a new edition of Fifth Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management.

    Reflections, Insights and Predictions from Recruiter.com CEO, Evan Sohn

    Reflections, Insights and Predictions from Recruiter.com CEO, Evan Sohn

    Evan Sohn is a veteran entrepreneur, visionary executive, and the CEO of Recruiter.com. They are an on-demand recruiting platform that combines AI and video job matching techniques with the world's largest network of small and independent recruiters. Evan is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Yahoo Finance and has expertise in various industries such as Wi-Fi, instant messaging, and CRM.
     
    Even from his earlier years, Evan likes to reinvent the wheels of industries. And with his mission-driven leadership style, he was able to steer Recruiter.com into a new direction that has paid off really well for them. From a media company, they are now one of the biggest recruiting agencies in the world.
     
    In our conversation, Evan talks about what it means to be a mission-driven leader, why we are in the golden age of recruiting, and what inspired his involvement in a foundation for cancer-related diseases. 
     
    In this episode, you will learn:
     
    What is mission-driven leadership How to overcome failures and find your strengths  Leading people to be more successful than you What defines a great leader How Recruiter.com has been a disrupter in the talent space What the “Golden Age Of Recruiting” is  Why we are experiencing “The War for Talent”  
    Quotes:  
    "A business doesn't rely on one person. It relies on lots of people who have a shared mission, and each one is executing against their piece of that overall mission." - Evan Sohn
     
    "You are more than your resume. The resume is an antiquated document" - Evan Sohn
     
    "It's much cheaper to keep an employee than to lose them" - Evan Sohn
     
    "Your responsibility as a child is to learn from both the mistakes and the successes of your parents and improve upon them" - Evan Sohn

    • 43 min
    Repairing the World with Fearlessness, Confidence and Justice: Wendy Berger, Real Estate and Cannabis Entrepreneur

    Repairing the World with Fearlessness, Confidence and Justice: Wendy Berger, Real Estate and Cannabis Entrepreneur

    Wendy Berger is the CEO and founder of WBS equities. A real estate company, which she founded in 2004. Outside of WBS equities, she also brings decades of experience in strategic planning execution and exits for rapid growth startups. Very interestingly, she's on the board of directors of Green Thumb Industries - a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer.
     
    At a very young age, Wendy was always encouraged to be strong and independent. She grew up in a family of real estate developers that shaped her future into becoming an industrial real estate developer. 
     
    In our conversation, Wendy shares what it's like being a leader in the industrial real estate business, which is a male dominated industry. She also shares the tragedies in her life that led her into a better and stronger state of mind. Wendy also discusses how he got involved in the Cannabis industry and how things changed in that business after the pandemic hit. 
     
    In this episode, you will learn:
    The best way to lead as a woman in a male dominated industry Developing your decision making skill as a leader Why the lack of diversity can be a great opportunity Why Wendy entered the Cannabis Industry How Cannabis is helping people battling anxiety How Judaism helped Wendy identify her place in the world How to build your confidence faster as a young individual  
    Quotes: 
    “Leadership is how you take information, digest it, and make courageous decisions.”- Wendy Berger
     
    “If I (as a leader) don't get people at the table comfortable sharing their ideas, then I'm not going to be able to make the best decisions.” - Wendy Burger
     
    “From chaos comes opportunity” - Wendy Berger
     
    “I am no longer defined by my past, I was looking backwards questioning myself. My own definition of myself was holding me back, so I let go of my fears.” - Wendy Berger
     
    “To have your success immediately rewarded with additional responsibility as a young person helps you build confidence in ways that in general takes a lot longer in our business lives versus in non-for-profit or civic work.” - Wendy Berger
     
    “Big thinking precedes great accomplishments. And unless we let our minds wander and have unbounded thinking we aren’t going to accomplish all that we want to accomplish.” - Wendy Berger
     
    “When five people get together and drink alcohol, they start a fight. When five people get together and consume marijuana, they start a band.” - Wendy Berger

    • 45 min
    Profound Insights from Tech Entrepreneur, Writer, Collector and Firebrand, Howard Tullman

    Profound Insights from Tech Entrepreneur, Writer, Collector and Firebrand, Howard Tullman

    Another episode of Fifth Dimensional Leadership, and another fabulous guest!
     
    Howard Tullman is an incredibly accomplished serial entrepreneur. He is multi-faceted on several levels and has touched many different domains from software to art to gaming to education to business and much more. He is the founding Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute at Illinois Tech and is the current General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and G2T3V, LLC. He was also the long-time CEO of 1871; the #1 ranked private business incubator in the world that exists to support early-stage, growth-stage, and corporate innovators in building extraordinary businesses. Previously to this, he was the Chairman, President and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy which he co-founded in 2007. Altogether, Howard has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech businesses in his 50-year career and created more than $1 billion in investor value as well as thousands of new jobs.
     
    As a futurist, a visionary, and an author of numerous books, Howard not only shares invaluable advice for like-minded entrepreneurs in today’s episode, but he also speaks to how he has personally brought many of his visions to reality. He speaks about his key lessons in his career, what mastery means to him, how he discovered his unique skills as a leader, and powerful insights on innovation and creating new jobs within communities. This is a fantastic conversation and I cannot wait for you all to tune in!
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [:50] About today’s episode with Howard Tullman.
    [2:32] Welcoming Howard to the podcast!
    [2:52] How has Howard been able to bring so many visions to life across many different sectors?
    [5:58] How and where Howard grew up and how that has impacted his life both personally and professionally.
    [8:17] Howard’s insights on mastery and what it means to him.
    [9:23] The importance of honoring different kinds of employees.
    [12:58] When Howard considered himself a leader and his advice to up-and-coming leaders.
    [17:20] How Howard discovered his unique skills through lessons in his career.
    [21:46] Howard’s insights on how we can regenerate communities by creating business opportunities rather than focusing on technology.
    [24:41] About 1871, Howard’s vision for it, the legacy he left behind with it.
    [29:08] What Howard is proudest of.
    [31:09] Why education and healthcare are not currently aligned to support the youth of tomorrow and Howard’s ideas on what we could do to fix these issues and provide the youth with the important soft skills necessary to thrive in any industry.
    [33:53] Howard’s insights on why we should take a break from focusing on technology and instead focus on content.
    [40:18] Howard shares his mindset around entrepreneurship.
    [43:57] The difference between innovation and invention.
    [44:24] About Howard’s family and why he’s proud of them.
    [45:27] Howard shares a lesson on priorities and finding balance in life.
    [47:12] Thanking Howard for joining the podcast!
    [47:42] Howard leaves us with some final words of wisdom on the theme of love.
    [51:58] Thanking Howard once again for joining Fifth Dimensional Leadership and sharing his invaluable insights!
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Howard Tullman’s Website
    Howard Tullman’s LinkedIn
    Howard Tullman’s Twitter
    You Can't Win a Race With Your Mouth: And 299 Other Expert Tips from a Lifelong Entrepreneur, by Howard A. Tullman
    Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
    1871
     
    About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and li

    • 53 min
    Lessons of Failure and Success from Technologist and Serial Entrepreneur, Tony Gauda

    Lessons of Failure and Success from Technologist and Serial Entrepreneur, Tony Gauda

    Once again we are joined by another phenomenal guest! Tony Gauda is a serial industry disruptor and entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience in management and strategy, business development and partnerships, full lifecycle product management, complex software and infrastructure, engineering at scale, cybersecurity, and fraud prevention across multiple industries. He has founded consumer and enterprise SaaS companies that have developed cutting-edge technology products used by millions of people worldwide, is a 3x patent holder, and has managed company-wide multi-million dollar P&Ls and forecasting needs based in both start-up and enterprise environments. Currently, he is the CTO of Modern Products; an agency that elegantly designs and builds next-generation hardware and software products for makers, startups, enterprises, and government agencies.
     
    In our conversation together today, Tony shares all about his fascinating background as a successful serial entrepreneur, highlights from his career, key insights into why some startups fail (and how to avoid being one of them), and the leadership behaviors that are most important for scaling a start-up. Tony also offers advice to fellow entrepreneurs on learning from failure, finding your calm amongst the storm, taking courageous action, and staying ahead of the curve. You won’t want to miss out!
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [:50] About today’s episode with the incredible Tony Gauda!
    [1:40] Welcoming Tony to the podcast!
    [2:04] Tony shares how he got into tech and became a successful serial entrepreneur.
    [10:15] Main highlights and huge lessons from Tony’s career.
    [14:30] Key leadership behaviors for scaling start-ups.
    [16:48] Tony’s insights into why some start-ups fail (and how to avoid being one of them!)
    [18:07] Tony shares some of his own failures and the lessons within them.
    [21:24] Tony’s take on why there is not more diversity in the tech sector.
    [25:38] One of the five dimensions of leadership is ‘Activate Mastery.’ What does mastery mean to Tony?
    [26:40] What Tony sees for himself regarding growth in his career.
    [28:30] About Tony’s children and how he encourages them to follow their passions.
    [31:58] How Tony stays active and committed to his community.
    [32:55] With technology advancing so fast, what should the average consumer be embracing vs. be wary of?
    [34:50] The one skill that Tony encourages everyone to be good at.
    [36:26] The power of failure and how to begin to take your first courageous step towards failure.
    [38:45] Tony’s philosophy for life.
    [40:24] How Tony finds his inner peace and calmness even in stressful moments.
    [42:06] Tony’s parting words of wisdom for listeners.
    [44:52] Thanking Tony for joining the podcast!
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Tony Gauda’s LinkedIn
     
    About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted, and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and stages.   Every other week, a new edition of Fifth-Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management.   Stay Connected! To find more episodes or learn more, visit: GinnyClarke.com Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube

    • 46 min
    Creating an "Evolving Culture" and Leading Intentionally with Sonos CEO, Patrick Spence

    Creating an "Evolving Culture" and Leading Intentionally with Sonos CEO, Patrick Spence

    Today we are joined by an amazing CEO of a company many of you will recognize! Patrick Spence has been with Sonos for the last 9 years, with the last 4 serving as the CEO. If you don’t already have a Sonos device in your home, you should! Sonos is leading the charge with their outstanding wireless speakers and home sound systems that innovate your listening experience.
     
    Sonos was originally founded by a small group of entrepreneurs that were determined to create a revolutionary home sound system — which they did! Sonos is now a billion-dollar brand with Patrick Spence at the helm since 2017. 
     
    Prior to Sonos, Patrick worked with Blackberry for 14 years in a variety of roles, eventually landing as the SVP and Managing Director of Global Sales and Regional Marketing.
     
    In this episode, Patrick shares about his career journey that has led him to where he is today, how he first recognized his leader potential, his advice for aspiring leaders, how he fosters a culture of safety within his organization, how he manages to live a healthy work-life balance, and the key characteristics that he believes every leader should have.
     
    Patrick is an elegant and sophisticated leader that I am thrilled to know and I cannot wait for you to hear today’s enlightening conversation with him!
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [:50] About today’s episode with Patrick Spence!
    [1:04] Welcoming Patrick Spence to the podcast!
    [2:48] Patrick shares about his journey of discovering his leadership potential as well as his career history that has led him to where he is today.
    [4:02] How being Canadian has influenced Patrick’s perspective.
    [6:06] When and how did Patrick recognize his CEO potential? What separated him from his colleagues?
    [8:00] Patrick shares why living abroad for part of your career can be hugely impactful for growth.
    [10:10] Patrick’s advice for aspiring leaders.
    [11:23] How Patrick fosters an organizational culture that allows people to speak their truth.
    [14:53] Patrick highlights the language and phrases he uses to encourage employees to speak their truth.
    [17:51] What is an ‘evolved culture?’ How does Sonos exemplify this?
    [19:37] Why Sonos was in the news recently.
    [24:40] Patrick shares his gratitude for Sonos and their customers.
    [26:12] How has Patrick found a healthy work-life balance with his ear so close to the ground as a leader?
    [29:55] What Patrick sees as the single most important characteristic to have as a leader.
    [32:22] The importance of having integrity as a leader.
    [33:45] What success looks like for Patrick both personally and with Sonos.
    [35:14] Patrick’s thoughts on ‘The Great Resignation.’
    [37:52] Patrick shares his final words of wisdom and inspiration.
    [38:55] Thanking Patrick for joining us in this episode!
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Patrick Spence’s LinkedIn
    Sonos
     
    About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted, and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and stages.   Every other week, a new edition of Fifth-Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management.   Stay Connected! To find more episodes or learn more, visit: GinnyClarke.com Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Yo

    • 40 min
    Passion, Learning and Riskless Innovation with Bill Nottingham

    Passion, Learning and Riskless Innovation with Bill Nottingham

    Today we are joined by yet another incredibly fascinating leader — Bill Nottingham! Bill is the Managing Partner and Vice President of Growth for Nottingham Spirk. He is also a member of numerous boards, professional associations, and is a speaker and a thought leader on all things innovation.
     
    His family’s business, Nottingham Spirk, is an organization that was founded in 1972 and is one of the world’s longest-standing private innovation companies. As a firm, their mission is to improve lives throughout the world through innovative product solutions and even saving lives through breakthrough biomedical devices. This organization is truly a little-known gem that has contributed to the world in some really big ways.
     
    In this episode, Bill shares about all of the cool stuff his organization has developed, the nature of his work, what leadership means to him, how they nurture and promote DEI at NS, how the pandemic has shifted the way that Bill and NS operate, and key lessons he has learned throughout his career.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [:51] About today’s episode with Bill Nottingham.
    [1:52] Welcoming Bill to the Fifth Dimensional Leadership podcast!
    [2:05] How Bill and I originally met through a mutual friend.
    [2:21] How and why Bill became a part of his family business, Nottingham Spirk.
    [5:30] What Nottingham Spirk does.
    [8:24] Bill’s experience with being a part of the second generation in his family’s business and the experiences that led him to be a part of it.
    [12:07] How did Bill’s leadership evolve? What was the process like when he first began at Nottingham Spirk?
    [16:21] Why large companies seek Nottingham Spirk to innovate and disrupt.
    [17:40] How has the process of innovation changed at Nottingham Spirk since COVID-19? And what has the pandemic taught us from both a leadership lens and a societal lens?
    [21:20] How being on several boards and a part of various professional associations impacts Bill’s leadership at Nottingham Spirk.
    [23:54] How Bill cultivates relationships as the VP of Growth at Nottingham Spirk.
    [24:17] What DEI means to Bill personally as an owner of a business that helps to create innovative products and solutions.
    [28:55] Bill highlights one of the greatest silver linings that came out of the pandemic.
    [32:02] How have supply chain issues from the pandemic impacted Bill and his work?
    [33:55] How Bill’s mindset and philosophies maintain his creative focus and inform how he leads.
    [36:57] Bill shares some parting words of inspiration 
    [39:46] Thanking Bill for joining the podcast!
     
    Mentioned in this Episode:
    Bill Nottingham’s LinkedIn
    Nottingham Spirk
    Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success, and Happiness in the Digital Age, by Porter Gale
     
    About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted, and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and stages.   Every other week, a new edition of Fifth-Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management.   Stay Connected! To find more episodes or learn more, visit: GinnyClarke.com Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube

    • 41 min

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42 Ratings

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Great!

Great interviews and content on this podcast that shows how to build a business from the ground up. Creative content that shows how to make your business successful and stand out. If your an entrepreneur it’s a must add to your playlist!

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Fantastic podcast!

Ginny brings so much value out of the guests she interviews. They talk about relevant topics. Such great insights. Looking forward to the next episodes. You should too.

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Profound and informative!

Really made me think!

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