305 episodes

The People-First Leaders podcast honors the Founders, CEO's and CFO's who prioritize customer value and growing their people first. (Global Top 2% on Listen Notes)

The show is hosted by Doug Utberg - a 20+ year corporate and entrepreneurial veteran who been podcasting since 2020. He's published and recorded more than 300 episodes and is actively looking for new value-focused leaders to interview on his show.

Our 20 to 30-min podcast episodes share the stories and strategies of leaders who prioritize their people. We are going to be talking about how you create value in your business and for the people who work for you.

If this sounds like you or somebody you know, apply at: https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

People First Leaders Doug Utberg

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

The People-First Leaders podcast honors the Founders, CEO's and CFO's who prioritize customer value and growing their people first. (Global Top 2% on Listen Notes)

The show is hosted by Doug Utberg - a 20+ year corporate and entrepreneurial veteran who been podcasting since 2020. He's published and recorded more than 300 episodes and is actively looking for new value-focused leaders to interview on his show.

Our 20 to 30-min podcast episodes share the stories and strategies of leaders who prioritize their people. We are going to be talking about how you create value in your business and for the people who work for you.

If this sounds like you or somebody you know, apply at: https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    356 - Real Effing Leadership with Jess Cervellon

    356 - Real Effing Leadership with Jess Cervellon

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Jess Cervellon about what real leadership really means, or Real Effing Leadership as we like to call it.



    Jess partners with client brands to take them through meticulously crafted, customer-centric journeys.



    If you want to know more about Jess, click HERE.



    https://jesscervellon.com/



    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE. https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    • 24 min
    355 - Why People are Assets in a Business with Nathaniel Harding

    355 - Why People are Assets in a Business with Nathaniel Harding

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Nathaniel Harding about why people are assets in a business.



    Cortado Ventures is a venture capital fund that implements a unique model to increase the success rate for the founders they bring into their investment portfolio by growing their leadership teams.



    If you want to know more about Cortado Ventures, click HERE.

    https://cortado.ventures/



    To connect with Nathaniel on LinkedIn, click HERE.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanielharding/



    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE. https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    • 30 min
    354 - Turning Around a Distressed Product Team with Jessica Kohel

    354 - Turning Around a Distressed Product Team with Jessica Kohel

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Jessica Kohel about turning around distressed product teams.

    At 'The Product Consult' Jessica and her teams partner with businesses to help their product teams grow to the next level of effectiveness.

    If you want to know more about Jessica, click HERE.

    https://www.theproductconsult.com/

    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE. https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    • 16 min
    353 - Leveraging your Personal Brand to Grow your Business with Victoria Kennedy

    353 - Leveraging your Personal Brand to Grow your Business with Victoria Kennedy

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Victoria Kennedy about how entrepreneurs can use their personal brand to grow their business without expensive advertising plans.



    Victoria's PR firm works with successful entrepreneurs to help them build their personal brands to grow their businesses.

    https://victoriouspr.com

    If you want to know more about Victoria, click HERE.

    https://victoriakennedyofficial.com/



    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE. https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    • 25 min
    352 - Empowering People with Dr. Ravi Iyer

    352 - Empowering People with Dr. Ravi Iyer

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Dr. Ravi Iyer about empowering people and the narratives that happen inside our minds.



    Having been in a private medical practice for multiple decades, Dr. Iyer shares his experiences with how he empowers people to make his business thrive.



    If you want to know more about Dr. Iyer, click HERE.

    https://Linktr.ee/driyermd



    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE. https://peoplefirstleaders.net/guest

    • 30 min
    351 - The Power of Determination: Edrizio's Story of Overcoming Obstacles

    351 - The Power of Determination: Edrizio's Story of Overcoming Obstacles

    In this episode, your host Doug Utberg speaks with Edrizio De La Cruz, Co-Founder & CEO of Arcus, about Edrizio inspiring life story of overcoming poverty and adversity.
    From selling guava on the streets to dropping out of the Air Force, he eventually found his path in finance and became an investment banker. Despite facing challenges and being told he couldn't succeed, Edrizio's determination led him to start a tech company aimed at revolutionizing remittance services.
    If you want to know more about Joe's work, click HERE.
    If you’re a founder or CEO who is value-focused and puts your people first, please apply to be a guest on the show HERE.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Lisa Marie Platske ,

Great conversation

It was an honor to join Doug on his podcast and share insights about fulfilling life's purpose by letting go of outcomes and societal expectations, embracing deep self-reflection, and finding meaning beyond titles and possessions.

Polite police ,

I Dig Doug

People First Leaders, is an incredibly informative and inspiring resource for anyone interested in leadership and personal growth. Doug's engaging interviews with successful leaders provide listeners with valuable insights and actionable strategies that can help them become better leaders themselves. He brings a fresh and unique perspective to leadership, focusing on the importance of putting people first and creating a positive work culture. The production quality is excellent, and Doug's enthusiasm and passion for his subject matter is evident in every episode. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to become a more effective and compassionate leader.

Walk 2 Wealth ,

Amazing Show!

I love the consistency of this show, not only episode count, but quality as well! Doug and his guest are extremely knowledgeable.

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