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My name is Lisa Nichols, and I have spent the last 24 years as both the CEO of Technology Partners and as the mother to Ally, our daughter with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when someone is born with an extra chromosome, but for Ally, her “something extra” goes beyond her DNA. She is one of the funniest, kindest, mostly joyful people you have ever met. Learning from Ally has taught me to look for the “something extras” in everyone I encounter. Join me as I interview leaders from around the world as they share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives. Welcome to Something Extra.

Something Extra Technology Partners

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 105 Ratings

My name is Lisa Nichols, and I have spent the last 24 years as both the CEO of Technology Partners and as the mother to Ally, our daughter with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs when someone is born with an extra chromosome, but for Ally, her “something extra” goes beyond her DNA. She is one of the funniest, kindest, mostly joyful people you have ever met. Learning from Ally has taught me to look for the “something extras” in everyone I encounter. Join me as I interview leaders from around the world as they share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives. Welcome to Something Extra.

    Empowering Through Faith and Leadership w/ Sean Kouplen

    Empowering Through Faith and Leadership w/ Sean Kouplen

    Sean Kouplen, Chairman & CEO of Regent Bank, has a powerful story to tell. He led the organization's growth from $72 million to over $1 billion in assets, making it one of America's fastest-growing banks. He served as Oklahoma's Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development and holds numerous leadership roles. Sean is also a best-selling author, host of the "Kingdom Driven CEO" podcast, and co-founder of the 94X faith in work movement. Tune in to hear how he integrates faith and busines...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Training the Next Generation of Board Leaders w/ Maggie Wilderotter

    Training the Next Generation of Board Leaders w/ Maggie Wilderotter

    Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman and CEO of Wilderotter Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills, is a leader in luxury hospitality and a champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. With an unmatched dedication to inclusive leadership, she has trained more than 850 women and minority men for their first board assignments through her transformative Board Bootcamps. In this episode, she shares her journey, career challenges, and insights on the importance of DE&I in boardrooms. Tune in to be inspired...

    • 51 min
    Using Technology as a Lever w/ Jeanne de Vries Sands

    Using Technology as a Lever w/ Jeanne de Vries Sands

    Dive into the dynamic world of business transformation with Jeanne de Vries Sands, the Chief Information Officer for Summit BHC. With over 20 years of experience, Jeanne is an inspiring leader who blends technology with customer expectations to deliver optimal solutions at scale. Jeanne’s extensive background spans various healthcare, payer, administrative, technology, and specialty business models and software. Tune in to hear how she leverages partnerships both inside and outside the compan...

    • 47 min
    Learn How to Lead with Agility w/ Gint Grabauskas

    Learn How to Lead with Agility w/ Gint Grabauskas

    Explore the tech leadership journey of Gint Grabauskas, from his transformative roles at GoDaddy to becoming the CTO of Qwick. As a servant leader and digital transformation expert, Gint discusses how his focus on people, processes, and technology has led to significant business achievements and the nurturing of world-class teams. He shares insights from leading diverse industries, emphasizing the importance of emotional intelligence and agile methodologies in driving innovation. You'll enjoy...

    • 46 min
    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders w/ Marcylle Combs

    Developing the Next Generation of Leaders w/ Marcylle Combs

    Be inspired by Marcylle Combs, a seasoned entrepreneur and community leader who has successfully juggled the demands of owning businesses and contributing to numerous non-profit boards. With over four decades of marriage and the challenge of raising five children, Marcylle shares her secrets to maintaining harmony and ambition under one roof. From her early days contracting with a billion-dollar medical system to her thoughtful leadership that inspires loyalty, Marcylle reflects on the lesson...

    • 58 min
    Finding Purpose Beyond the Boardroom w/ Denis Beausejour

    Finding Purpose Beyond the Boardroom w/ Denis Beausejour

    Retired after 20+ years of international leadership experience at Procter & Gamble, Denis Beausejour is doing his most important work yet. He serves on the boards of New Generations and the Greater Cincinnati Prayer Canopy, providing spiritual guidance to people across the world. Listen in as Denis and Lisa talk through his powerful new book, leadership principles, and upcoming goals.Guest Links:Denis’ LinkedIn DenisBeausejour.com The Biggest Idea Ever Credits: Host: L...

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

A must-listen!

Something Extra has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and actionable ideas. Thanks so much Lisa for putting out such a superb show - keep up the great work!

JEdisonStevenson ,

Great Podcast!

Outstanding perspectives! Lisa Nichols drives inspirational conversations!

Schmarm ,

Being a leader who thrives

Great podcast. There was so much wisdom on being creative and thriving in a destructive world. Loved the zone philosophy, it makes so much sense. Inspired by this interview.

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