22 episodes

Join Jeff Hilimire and Alex Gonzalez for discussions about leading with purpose, innovating, and thinking expansively. Their insights reflect decades of startup, corporate, and civic experience. Jeff is a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and founder who leads Dragon Army and two nonprofit organizations. Alex Gonzalez is a seasoned corporate executive who writes about innovation, produces the Disruptor Studio, and is chief innovation officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

Jeff and Alex Podcast Alex Gonzalez & Jeff Hilimire

    • Business

Join Jeff Hilimire and Alex Gonzalez for discussions about leading with purpose, innovating, and thinking expansively. Their insights reflect decades of startup, corporate, and civic experience. Jeff is a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and founder who leads Dragon Army and two nonprofit organizations. Alex Gonzalez is a seasoned corporate executive who writes about innovation, produces the Disruptor Studio, and is chief innovation officer for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

    Why The World Needs Ted Lasso

    Why The World Needs Ted Lasso

    On this episode, the guys talk about the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso, why they (and so many others) find it irresistible, and what they learned about leadership from Ted's coaching style.
    Jump to 5:00 to hear about when they fell in love with the show and the character.
    Jump to 8:00 to hear some of Jeff's favorite tweets praising the show.
    Jump to 11:00 to hear what really hit home with the guys about this show.
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!
    Original Ted Lasso promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KeG_i8CWE8
    Check out these recent episodes:
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree: https://youtu.be/v2NWLdcql1U
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0


    If you enjoyed this show, follow:
    Jeff Hilimire:
    Email Newsletter: https://jeffhilimire.com/newsletter/
    CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com)
    Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    Books:
    * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire


    Alex Gonzalez:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation


    Disruptor Studio:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisruptorstudio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-disruptor-studio
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 18 min
    Jo Ann Herold on Modernizing a Legacy Brand, Leadership, and Purposefulness

    Jo Ann Herold on Modernizing a Legacy Brand, Leadership, and Purposefulness

    On this episode, the guys talk to Jo Ann Herold, CMO of Honey Baked Ham.
    Jump to 4:15 Jo Ann talks about modernizing a "legacy" brand.
    Jump to 7:00 What it was like leading during the beginning of the pandemic
    Jump to 15:20 Journaling and planning, how that keeps Jo Ann focused and purposeful
    Jump to 20:34 A word for new and aspiring marketers.
    Jump to 23:00 If you were to write a book what would it be?
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!
    Check out the Begin the Begin episode with Jo Ann: t.ly/kzVt
    Check out these recent episode:
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree: https://youtu.be/v2NWLdcql1U
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0

    If you enjoyed this show, follow:
    Jo Ann Herold: https://twitter.com/joannsherold
    Jeff Hilimire:
    Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1
    CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com)
    Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    My books:
    * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire


    Alex Gonzalez:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation


    Disruptor Studio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisruptorstudio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-disruptor-studio
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 28 min
    What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

    What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

    On this episode, the guys talk about what they wish they had know when they were younger, and advice they would give themselves.
    Jump to 4:21 What, if anything, would you do differently?
    Jump to 9:10 What would you tell your 20 year old self?
    Jump to 18:25 Best piece of advice
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!


    Check out these recent episode:
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree: https://youtu.be/v2NWLdcql1U
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0

    If you enjoyed this show, follow:


    Jeff Hilimire:
    Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1
    CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com)
    Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    My books:
    * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire


    Alex Gonzalez:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation


    Disruptor Studio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisruptorstudio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-disruptor-studio
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 21 min
    Melissa Proctor: From Ball Girl to CMO

    Melissa Proctor: From Ball Girl to CMO

    On this episode, the guys talk to Melissa Proctor about her book "From Ball Girl to CMO". They explore Melissa's experience of writing the book, and what she sees herself doing next.
    Jump to 2:37 Melissa talks about why she decided to write her book, and how long it took her.
    Jump to 10:50 The purposefulness of Melissa's writing process.
    Jump to 13:00 Melissa's vulnerability while writing her book
    Jump to 17: 49 Melissa's work life harmony
    Jump to 23:34 The impact that mentor and friend Jennifer Dorian made on Melissa's journey
    Jump to 26:59 What's next for Melissa?
    Make sure you also check-out Melissa with Alex on the Disruptor Studio: https://disruptorstudio.show/episode/melissa-proctor
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!
    Check out these recent episodes:
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree: https://youtu.be/v2NWLdcql1U
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0

    If you enjoyed this show, follow:
    Melissa Proctor:
    Get her book:https://amzn.to/3hYrove
    Website: https://melissamproctor.com/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melissamproctor/
    Twitter:https://twitter.com/msmelissammm


    Jeff Hilimire:
    Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1
    CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com)
    Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    My books:
    * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire


    Alex Gonzalez:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation


    Disruptor Studio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisruptorstudio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-disruptor-studio
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 35 min
    Taking Small Breaks, Big Breaks and Sabbaticals

    Taking Small Breaks, Big Breaks and Sabbaticals

    On this episode, the guys discuss the importance of sabbaticals. Listen along as they talk about how they take time to unwind, and why making time to disconnect is crucial as a leader.
    Jump to 2:10 to hear about the importance of taking time to unwind as a leader, and how the guys unwind.
    Jump to 6:20 to hear about the purpose behind taking time away from work.
    Jump to 9:10 to hear how Alex has taken a break from work via family vacations and a mini sabbatical, and how Jeff is bad at taking time to disconnect.
    Jump to 17:01 to hear about various approaches to sabbaticals that Alex has come in contact with over the years, and how it takes Jeff a while to get into “vacation mode”.
    Jump to 21:47 to hear about why being intentional about disconnecting is important, and if the guys have any tips/tricks on how to do that successfully.
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!
    Check out these recent episodes:
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree: https://youtu.be/v2NWLdcql1U
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0
    If you enjoyed this show, follow:
    Jeff Hilimire:
    Jeff’s blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1
    The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
    Alex Gonzalez
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation


    Disruptor Studio
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisruptorstudio/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-disruptor-studio
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 29 min
    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree

    From Military Service to Corporate Citizenship with Vivian Greentree

    On this episode, the guys interview Vivian Greentree: Senior VP and Head of Global Corporate Citizenship at Fiserv. Listen along as they discuss her military background, how she uses her passion for service in her career and how she guides Fiserv to do good in the community.
    Jump to 2:57 to hear about Vivian’s background in the military, and her transition back into civilian life.
    Jump to 6:05 to hear how the military sparked her passion for service.
    Jump to 10:14 to hear about Fiserv and what Vivian’s role is in helping them “do good”.
    Jump to 13:30 to hear how Vivian helps people at Fiserv to find their purpose.
    Jump to 17:40 to hear how Vivian processed COVID, and how she helped Fiserv focus their impact during COVID.
    Jump to 24:35 to hear what aspects of the military experience are hard to transfer to the corporate world, and vice versa.
    Jump to 28:59 to hear about the Fiserv culture and how that translates to outward perception.
    Jump to 32:24 to hear about how Vivian and Fiserv teamed up with Jay Bailey and Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
    Don't forget to subscribe, and if you enjoyed this episode please leave a comment below!
    Check out these recent episodes:
    Our Favorite Books: https://youtu.be/14gYBw7hKMg
    The Secret to Great Mentoring: https://youtu.be/scs3dmGkaW0

    If you enjoyed this show, follow:
    Vivian Greentree:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivian-greentree-ph-d-she-her-hers-43341720/
    Jeff Hilimire:
    Jeff’s blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/
    Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1
    The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6
    The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf


    Alex Gonzalez:
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz
    Medium: https://medium.com/@alexginnovation
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/alexginnovation
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnova...


    Disruptor Studio:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedisrupto...
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-...
    Web: https://www.disruptorstudio.show

    • 38 min

Top Podcasts In Business