29 episodes

Momentum Matters raises awareness about the barriers facing women who aspire to leadership positions and the skills to move past them. As Alabama's premier leadership organization, Momentum gives women and men tools to have courageous conversations and build inclusive organizations.

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Momentum Matters raises awareness about the barriers facing women who aspire to leadership positions and the skills to move past them. As Alabama's premier leadership organization, Momentum gives women and men tools to have courageous conversations and build inclusive organizations.

    Interview with Josh Klapow, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Performance Coach

    Interview with Josh Klapow, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Performance Coach

    In this episode, April Benetollo, CEO at Momentum sits down with Clinical Psychologist and Performance Coach Josh Klapow, PhD. They explore his career journey, experiences, and invaluable insights on organizational consulting and leadership coaching.The discussion delves into the nuances of male and female leadership styles in the workplace, shedding light on communication challenges and societal influences that shape these dynamics. Josh emphasizes the importance of respecting individuality ...

    • 33 min
    In Your Power with Sharon Melnick, Ph.D.

    In Your Power with Sharon Melnick, Ph.D.

    In this episode we interview Sharon Melnick, PhD, on the topic of power. Dr. Melnick is a global authority on leadership, confidence, resilience, and power. Dr. Melnick is the premier expert at creating fast and lasting behavioral change in accomplished but overwhelmed professionals, enabling them to expand their leadership impact and become change agents across the enterprise. With her psychological tools, clients harness their emotional makeup to create an inspiring culture under stressful ...

    • 36 min
    Interview with Executive Career Coach and Leadership Development Speaker Lenetra King FACHE

    Interview with Executive Career Coach and Leadership Development Speaker Lenetra King FACHE

    In this podcast, Executive Career Coach and Leadership Development Speaker Lenetra King, FACHE, shares her background and current mission with Momentum CEO April Benetollo. Lenetra is the founder and CEO of her company, Watch Me Excel, whose mission is to help organizations to engage, promote, and retain exceptional talent. Her mission's primary focus is to serve leaders in underrepresented communities. Lenetra's book, Unwritten Insights: A Career Playbook for Leaders of Color, is an exc...

    • 33 min
    Interview with Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann

    Interview with Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann

    In this podcast, Momentum CEO April Benetollo interviews CBS42 Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann in Birmingham. Ashley shares about being a woman in a dominantly male career field, her influences along the way, and what her plans for the future are.Ashley's career has spanned 3 states and 3 major cities. From Montgomery, to Atlanta, to Birmingham. Ashley has covered some of the most historic weather events of our life time, including the April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak. After receiving her...

    • 38 min
    Interview with The Company You Keep, President and Founder PeggyLee Wright

    Interview with The Company You Keep, President and Founder PeggyLee Wright

    PeggyLee Wright is a former US Army UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, having served at the 82d Airborne Division, Honduras Central America, and Fort Lee, Virginia. Following her military career, PeggyLee used her experience in DoD, logistics, leadership management, behavior analysis, and education to create a new approach to business development, ultimately establishing her own business development consulting firm, THE COMPANY YOU KEEP, in 2019. In this episode, PeggyLee shares what led her to join the ...

    • 32 min
    Career Conversations: Pro-Sports Administration with Leslie Claybrook

    Career Conversations: Pro-Sports Administration with Leslie Claybrook

    Leslie Claybrook currently is the General Manager for the Birmingham Squadron, the G League affiliate to the NBA New Orleans Pelicans. She is one of only a small handful of women to hold that title in men’s professional sports. In her current role, she manages all aspects of business operations including corporate partnerships, ticket sales, marketing and public relations. The Birmingham Squadron also has a heart for the community and will be featuring special game nights including a Women's ...

    • 34 min

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