12 episodes

LeaderVoices is a show about leaders, and their infinite ability to change the world. Each episode in LeaderVoices, we dig into stories and sparks from “for-purpose” leaders, coaches, comedians, luminaries, and everyday heroes from around the globe. Tales of impact and failing forward, of aspirations and innovations — and the infinite and inspiring ways that social purpose leaders lead and make the world a better place.

This show is brought to you by the American Express Leadership Academy alumni Network and leaderstories.org.

LeaderVoices is audio engineered by Ravi Lad and produced by Kree Pandey and team at OTVO Digital. Special thanks to Caitlin Johnson and Michael Chang.

LeaderVoices with Sadhna Bokhiria Sadhna Bokhiria

    • Education

LeaderVoices is a show about leaders, and their infinite ability to change the world. Each episode in LeaderVoices, we dig into stories and sparks from “for-purpose” leaders, coaches, comedians, luminaries, and everyday heroes from around the globe. Tales of impact and failing forward, of aspirations and innovations — and the infinite and inspiring ways that social purpose leaders lead and make the world a better place.

This show is brought to you by the American Express Leadership Academy alumni Network and leaderstories.org.

LeaderVoices is audio engineered by Ravi Lad and produced by Kree Pandey and team at OTVO Digital. Special thanks to Caitlin Johnson and Michael Chang.

    Episode 9: Malaria Breakthroughs: From Mindsets to Medicine with Dr. Daniel Emerling

    Episode 9: Malaria Breakthroughs: From Mindsets to Medicine with Dr. Daniel Emerling

    Join host Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria on LeaderVoices for an enlightening conversation with the ever-dynamic Dr. Daniel Emerling where he shares his journey and the philosophies that have shaped his professional life and work. Dr. Emerling's illustrious career, spanning over two decades, has been marked by groundbreaking contributions to the development of therapeutics for a spectrum of diseases including those affecting the nervous system, as well as oncology, autoimmune, metabolic, and infectious diseases. 
    A seasoned neurobiologist and biotech leader, Dr. Emerling shares the narrative of his journey from a wide-eyed, deeply curious child to a titan of biosciences and therapeutics development. Not only is his work driven by a profound commitment to scientific inquiry and application, he also shares an experimental mindset that has led to practical applications that promise to save millions of lives, most notably through his pioneering work on a malaria vaccine.
    Dr. Emerling's insights are a testament to his role as a mentor and inspiration to the next generation of scientists, illustrating that the path to success is often paved with perseverance, passion, and an unwavering dedication to making a difference in the world.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 8: Jokes on You: A Neuroscientist's Journey to Comedy with Dr. Ori Amir

    Episode 8: Jokes on You: A Neuroscientist's Journey to Comedy with Dr. Ori Amir

    Join Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria on LeaderVoices as she welcomes Dr. Ori Amir, a neuroscientist who doubles as a stand-up comedian. Joining us from Mongolia, Dr. Amir discusses with us the neuroscience of humor, the impact of cultural differences on comedy, and the boundaries of humor in today's sensitive social climate. 
    In this episode, Dr. Amir shares his intriguing personal journey from a comedic family in Israel to performing stand-up comedy in Los Angeles while conducting groundbreaking research on how humor affects the brain. Discover how humor can enhance cognitive functions, build community trust, and even aid in personal healing.
    Tune in to uncover the scientific and social nuances of laughter, why humor is a universal language that transcends cultural barriers, and how it can be a powerful tool for connection and understanding in a diverse world.
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    • 52 min
    Episode 7: Code Blue, True You: Finding Your Calling with Dr. Ron Cohen

    Episode 7: Code Blue, True You: Finding Your Calling with Dr. Ron Cohen

    Join our host Dr. Sadhna Bokhiria as she welcomes Dr. Ron Cohen to the LeaderVoices Podcast. Dr. Cohen shares his intriguing journey from a career in medicine to becoming a biotech innovator. Discover how he blends his love for the humanities with his expertise in biotechnology to push the boundaries of medical science.
    In this episode, Dr. Cohen delves into the challenges of the U.S. healthcare system, the ethical considerations in biopharma advancements, and the power of effective communication in science. He also sheds light on how collaboration between academia and the pharmaceutical industry can enhance patient care.
    Tune in for an engaging conversation that offers both inspiration and insight into the evolving world of biotechnology and healthcare.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 6: Bigger Than Depression

    Episode 6: Bigger Than Depression

    Could depression be an asset in your leadership? Elsie Ramsey, founder of the nonprofit Bigger than Depression, says it can. She says depression has helped her navigate workplaces, build lasting relationships, and promote her ideas. Comedian Tristan Bowling is in a different place in his journey. Sadhna talks with both about the profound insights they’ve learned about leading through and with depression and anxiety.
    In this episode:
    ●  Elsie Ramsey, American Express Leadership Academy Alum and Founder, Bigger than Depression
    ●  Tristan Bowling, comedian
    Full show notes and resources: LeaderVoices.global

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 5: A Period Piece - Menstruation and Leadership

    Episode 5: A Period Piece - Menstruation and Leadership

    Did you know that there are more than 5,000 euphemisms for menstrual period around the globe? It’s a truth of life that often shall not be named - literally. A recent study found that a third of male workers think it’s “inappropriate” to discuss anything to do with menstruation in the office. In this episode, we’re talking about it, with two thought-provoking leaders who have a lot to say on what it means to be a menstruator – from the perilous effects of menstrual stigma and sanitary supply gaps, to the power of “cycle syncing” and so much more.
    In this episode:
    ●  Wendy Aura, Executive Director, Young Women Leaders Connect (YWLC)
    ●  Alyx Coble Frakes, Co-Founder, The Agenda. Period.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 4: Successor Success for Certain

    Episode 4: Successor Success for Certain

    Change is challenging, especially at the executive level. Studies show that the time period around a nonprofit founder’s departure is an especially vulnerable time for the organization. In this episode, Sadhna links up with two powerful leaders who stepped into CEO roles when their founders passed them the leadership torch. With the right approach and support, successor success is certain. Guests: Abby Robinson, Claire Louge

    • 1 hr 4 min

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