Have you ever started a search for Leadership inspiration, only to find that the best Leadership minds sharing content are 1,000s of miles away? The Lilac City Leadership podcast is about personally connecting with some of the best Leaders in the Spokane, WA region who we either know or know of, and hearing their battle stories and wisdom about Leadership, within the context of the Lilac City.
Taking Leadership in Security | Harry Sladich at GoJoe Patrol
Taking Leadership in Security | Harry Sladich at GoJoe Patrol by James Krejci
Spokane - A Destination For Leadership | Meg Winchester At Visit Spokane
There are so many amazing landmarks, activities, and people in the Lilac City; marketing the city is a huge task. This effort is led by Meg Winchester, CEO of Visit Spokane. She gives insight into this strategy, as well as the tactics she uses in her leadership role, in Episode 14 of the podcast.
Inclusive Decision-Making for Stronger Teams | Kunal Chopra at Kaspien
Kunal Chopra has held leadership positions at a variety of big-name companies including Microsoft, Amazon, and Groupon. He now works as CEO of Kaspien , a Spokane company that helps sellers and brands grow on Amazon, Walmart, eBay and beyond. He brings this diverse range of leadership roles to our next episode of the podcast as he speaks on the value of inclusion and collaborative decision making for a unique, informative, and inspiring episode.
Success Lies At The Intersection Of Hard Work And Opportunity | Tom Simpson At Ignite Northwest
Tom Simpson knows a lot about leadership in Spokane. As CEO of Ignite Northwest and through his work with Startup Weekend, he's helped countless local entrepreneurs find their footing to start a business. He talks about entrepreneurship, creating luck through opportunities, and leadership in the Lilac City in episode 12 of the podcast
Leadership Skills Are Developed Outside Of Your Comfort Zone | Matt Santangelo At Spokane Hoopfest
Matt Santangelo says he is an introvert that fell into leadership by accident. Through his years playing basketball for Gonzaga and the USA Men’s Basketball Team, he learned valuable skills of hard work, learning how to lose, and playing for the team. He now uses those leadership skills as Executive Director of Hoopfest, an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament that brings thousands of people to Spokane each year. He discusses the importance of developing good habits, talks about the leadership skills he has learned in his time playing basketball, and shares some behind-the-scenes stories about Spokane Hoopfest in Episode 11 of the podcast.
Balancing Work and Life for a Family-First Culture | Josiah & Alissa at Roloff Digital Forensics
When work and life coincide, balance between the two is key. In this episode, you’ll hear from Josiah and Alissa Roloff of Roloff Digital Forensics about balancing work and life for a family-first culture. This husband and wife duo also shares insights into their fascinating field and give tips for creating company culture.
Great conversations that are genuine and real life - James is truly delivering great knowledge from his guests. Some podcasts are just vehicles for the host’s personality, this one is about you the listener and the guest.
Accessible and inspiring
Truly appreciate the character James demonstrates and I’ve been enjoying the inspiration and nuggets of wisdom he is bringing to me and our region. Can’t wait for the next episodes.