53 episodes

In the Strategic Financial Leadership podcast, finance expert and former CFO, Steve Coughran, covers the latest in business strategy, corporate finance, and economics. This weekly podcast is a forum for candid conversations with leading voices to discuss the trends, approaches, and innovations shaping the future of business and the finance function. Increasingly, CFOs are mired in detail and complexity at the risk of neglecting true value creation activities – analysis and strategic improvement. Irrelevant data, complex planning and budgeting systems, and impertinent measures keep finance and operation managers from focusing on the true levers of value. As the engine of an organization, the strategic financial leader is called to shift the organizational mindset, moving a company and its employees towards a culture founded on growth, innovation, and resilience. Through interviews with CFOs, entrepreneurs, and top business executives, Steve takes listeners inside the world of corporate finance to uncover the essential strategies that business leaders can follow to drive successful business transformation and profitability. In this podcast, Steve and guests share stories and steps to help companies shift from transactional to strategic, responsive to proactive, and from setting goals to exceeding them.

Strategic Financial Leadership Steve Coughran

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In the Strategic Financial Leadership podcast, finance expert and former CFO, Steve Coughran, covers the latest in business strategy, corporate finance, and economics. This weekly podcast is a forum for candid conversations with leading voices to discuss the trends, approaches, and innovations shaping the future of business and the finance function. Increasingly, CFOs are mired in detail and complexity at the risk of neglecting true value creation activities – analysis and strategic improvement. Irrelevant data, complex planning and budgeting systems, and impertinent measures keep finance and operation managers from focusing on the true levers of value. As the engine of an organization, the strategic financial leader is called to shift the organizational mindset, moving a company and its employees towards a culture founded on growth, innovation, and resilience. Through interviews with CFOs, entrepreneurs, and top business executives, Steve takes listeners inside the world of corporate finance to uncover the essential strategies that business leaders can follow to drive successful business transformation and profitability. In this podcast, Steve and guests share stories and steps to help companies shift from transactional to strategic, responsive to proactive, and from setting goals to exceeding them.

    52: Leveraging AI to Drive Better and Faster Decisions at Scale

    52: Leveraging AI to Drive Better and Faster Decisions at Scale

    In this episode of the Strategic Financial Leadership Podcast, host Steve Coughran sits down with Kurt Stein, President of DCT Strategy, Inc, to explore the power of leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) in driving better and faster decisions at scale. Join Steve and Kurt as they delve into the world of AI and its transformative potential for strategic financial leadership.Steve and Kurt begin by discussing how AI technologies can augment decision-making processes within organizations. They...

    • 40 min
    51: Leveraging Alternative Assets Like the Ultrawealthy With Ben Fraser

    51: Leveraging Alternative Assets Like the Ultrawealthy With Ben Fraser

    Get ready for an insightful conversation on the latest episode of Strategic Financial Leadership, as host Steve Coughran sits down with Ben Fraser, Chief Investing Officer at Aspen Funds, to explore how alternative assets can benefit investors, particularly the ultrawealthy. In this exciting episode, Ben shares his expert insights on investing in real estate, a popular choice among high-net-worth individuals. Steve and Ben delve into the specifics of alternative investments and how they diffe...

    • 54 min
    50: Using Data to Transform the CFO Role With Aneal Vallurupalli

    50: Using Data to Transform the CFO Role With Aneal Vallurupalli

    Tune in to the latest episode of Strategic Financial Leadership, where host Steve Coughran talks with Aneal Vallurupalli, CFO of Airbase, to discuss how technology and data analytics are empowering CFOs and their finops teams to make more informed strategic decisions. In this engaging conversation, you'll learn from an experienced finance leader about how leveraging the right tools and insights can help organizations enhance cash flow, manage costs, and improve efficiencies. Aneal shares his ...

    • 50 min
    49: The False Economic Narrative of Youth With Vadim Verkhoglyad

    49: The False Economic Narrative of Youth With Vadim Verkhoglyad

    Welcome to the Strategic Financial Leadership podcast! In this episode, host Steve Coughran chats with Vadim Verkhoglyad, Vice President and Head of Research Publication at dv01. Together, they dive into a thought-provoking summary that challenges common media narratives about American households.The summary suggests that many media narratives focus on the constant struggles of American households and miss the substantial income gains and wealth effects experienced by a wide variety of househ...

    • 50 min
    48: Communicating Data in Three-Acts With Nancy Duarte

    48: Communicating Data in Three-Acts With Nancy Duarte

    We’ve all been there, listening to a presentation that just doesn’t drive your interest, or seem to deliver the tools that you need in order to take action. What’s even worse is when you are the person giving that presentation. Our guest today, Nancy Duarte, helps us expound on the idea that the role of a presenter is to mentor, with the main purpose of transferring information to your audience that they did not have before. In order to deliver, she discusses the Duarte Method, where communic...

    • 46 min
    47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn

    47: Diary of a Black Man on Wall St. With J. Derek Penn

    When you come from a hard-working family, your ambitions are expected to be high. Though many obstacles and struggles will present themselves, you have to remember that where there is determination, there is hope. We must keep persevering and strategically fighting, and in the words of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, 'Keep hope alive.'"Our guest today, J. Derek Penn, author of Diary of a Black Man on Wall St., uses his personal experiences to break down for people of all colors the systemic inequ...

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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High Value Strategic Financial Podcast!

Highly recommend Steve’s podcast for anyone interested in leadership, digital finance trends, FP&A, the integration of those topics, and more. Great guests and Steve’s question are on point, encouraging insightful feedback.

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With Gratitude

I had the blessing and privilege of Joining Mr. Steve Coughran on the Strategic Financial leadership show. The time was remarkable and the focus and care and preparation were obvious. The tremendous questions and the genuine desire of Steve through this forum to truly share the merit of what we were covering was evident. There’s real value in these episodes and the variety of truly relevant topics that are covered. I would recommend this to any individual with goals for their own endeavor or a company that their a part of who wants to find greater tools and strategies to continue to make their best better.

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If you’re a CFO or trying to get there...

Then you need to be listening to this show! Inspiration and insight that is invaluable. Keep up the good work.

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