300 episodes

Inspire your team. Elevate your people. Transform your organization from within.

The most common problem business leaders face is being able to identify a problem before it ripples into the entire organization. As the Drop in CEO I help businesses get to the root of the issue and use 15+ years of proven executive leadership strategies to fix the problem and make way for a brighter future.

Join me, Deborah Coviello, each week as I connect you with CEO’s and industry leaders who are doing the work of transforming their businesses from the inside out. Learn how to be an inspirational leader, take control of your career, and build a strong foundation of purpose.

What if the secret ingredient to your company’s success is you?
Inspirational leadership starts with acknowledging that people are the most important asset in your company. Learn how to identify strengths within others and elevate them to the next level of success.

The Drop In CEO Deborah Coviello

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 85 Ratings

Inspire your team. Elevate your people. Transform your organization from within.

The most common problem business leaders face is being able to identify a problem before it ripples into the entire organization. As the Drop in CEO I help businesses get to the root of the issue and use 15+ years of proven executive leadership strategies to fix the problem and make way for a brighter future.

Join me, Deborah Coviello, each week as I connect you with CEO’s and industry leaders who are doing the work of transforming their businesses from the inside out. Learn how to be an inspirational leader, take control of your career, and build a strong foundation of purpose.

What if the secret ingredient to your company’s success is you?
Inspirational leadership starts with acknowledging that people are the most important asset in your company. Learn how to identify strengths within others and elevate them to the next level of success.

    Sandy Domingos-Shipley: Enhancing Business Through ISO

    Sandy Domingos-Shipley: Enhancing Business Through ISO

    In this episode, Sandy Domingos-Shipley, a quality management consultant discusses the importance of leadership, communication, and technology in implementing ISO standards. Sandy shares her journey from struggles with dyslexia to building a successful career, emphasizing the value of small continuous improvements, better communication, and leadership's role in quality management. She also highlights the significance of storytelling and understanding individual learning styles for effective implementation of quality systems.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    04:27 Challenges and Triumphs with Dyslexia
    05:54 Starting a Business and Finding a Niche
    08:47 The Importance of Human Connection
    10:39 Discovering ISO and Writing a Book
    13:56 Implementing ISO and Overcoming Challenges
    17:27 Leadership and Technology in Quality Management
     
    Sandy Domingos-Shipley, born and raised in Toronto, Canada, is a certified ISO Lead Auditor, CQI Chartered Quality Professional, and ISO consultant. Her journey began with a knack for languages and music, transitioning into a career in translation and eventually venturing to England. After diverse roles in legal and educational sectors, she founded The Systems Link, driven by her experiences with dyslexia and a desire to empower her son. Sandy's innovative approach to ISO standards gained traction during the pandemic, leading to her acclaimed e-book and significant business growth. A sought-after trainer, she continues to redefine ISO's practical applications across industries globally.
     
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    Website: www.thesystemslink.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-domingos-shipley/
     
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    • 37 min
    Dave Moravec: Taking Unexpected Paths in Business

    Dave Moravec: Taking Unexpected Paths in Business

    In this episode, Dave Moravec, President and CEO of the Coleraine Chamber of Commerce, shares his journey from Chicago to Cincinnati, his unique role as a 'sales manager for rent,' and his work as an 'entrepreneurial therapist.' The conversation dives into his new book, 'Echoes Across the Tracks: Life Lessons Through Unexpected Connections,' which was written in just nine days and explores lessons from his extensive career. The episode emphasizes the importance of connectivity, the unexpected paths in life, and how personal stories can have broad business relevance.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    02:37 Dave's Personal and Professional Journey
    04:11 The Concept of Entrepreneurial Therapy
    05:50 The Move to Cincinnati and Chamber of Commerce Leadership
    07:06 Why Dave is a Sales Manager for Rent
    08:47 Echoes Across the Tracks: The Story Behind the Book
    12:57 Unexpected Connections and Life Lessons
    23:51 The Writing Process and Impact of the Book
     
    Dave Moravec is an accomplished business leader with over 40 years of experience in a variety of industries, including educational technology and printing. A Chicago native transplanted in Cincinnati, Dave’s consultative approach to fractional sales management and chamber of commerce growth has him in high demand as a respected speaker, storyteller, and entrepreneurial therapist. Dave currently serves as President and CEO of the Colerain Chamber of Commerce and consults with clients as Sales Manager for Rent.
     
    Other ways to connect with Dave:
    Website: www.ColerainChamber.org
    Get Dave’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Across-Tracks-Unexpected-Connections/dp/1506911870/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
     
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    • 38 min
    Embracing Uncertainty While Navigating Career Transitions

    Embracing Uncertainty While Navigating Career Transitions

    In this episode, Deb Coviello shares valuable insights and personal stories about navigating career transitions and overcoming uncertainty. Deb discusses the emotional cycle of anger, mourning, and eventual acceptance that accompanies major changes, whether they are voluntary or involuntary. She emphasizes the importance of giving yourself time to heal, leveraging past successes, and surrounding yourself with supportive advocates. Deb also provides practical frameworks to maintain energy and confidence during transitions and highlights the significance of creating and sharing personal stories that showcase your value.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    02:44 Dealing with Uncertainty and Building Resilience
    06:46 Frameworks for Navigating Transitions
    09:39 Building Your Unique Leadership Framework
     
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    • 16 min
    Gina Covarrubias: Finding Career Purpose

    Gina Covarrubias: Finding Career Purpose

    In this episode, Gina Covarrubias, a STEM coach and life coach with degrees in aeronautical and astronomical engineering and a master's in mechanical engineering explores her career journey, her inspiration for writing the book 'Career Purpose: When Work Isn't Working for You,' and the common career mistakes professionals make. Gina shares her experiences and insights on finding purpose, the significance of self-connection, and overcoming career dissatisfaction. The discussion includes Gina’s transition from engineering to life coaching, the importance of critical thinking and individual purpose, and how organizations can benefit from her teachings. Gina also shares personal stories, the challenges of writing her book, and the resilience necessary to navigate career and life transitions.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    03:42 Gina's Journey: From Engineering to Life Coaching
    06:47 Finding Purpose in Your Career
    07:39 Insights from Gina's Book: Career Purpose
    10:16 The Importance of Self-Connection
     
    Gina Covarrubias holds a B.S. Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (Purdue University), an M.S. Mechanical Engineering (University of Utah) and is a certified life coach.Gina’s distinctive background blends life coaching expertise with 14+ years engineering/technology experience in government, academia, and corporate aerospace.She founded Deliberate Doing, an exclusive STEM coaching service dedicated to helping technical professionals ignite their careers. Her recent book, titled Career Purpose: When Work Isn’t Working for You, explains how professionals have been set up for disappointment in their careers and what they can do about it.You can find free career development resources on her website, deliberatedoing.com
     
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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginacovarrubias
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@deliberatedoing
     
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    • 32 min
    Carolyn Swora: Understanding Trauma-Informed Leadership

    Carolyn Swora: Understanding Trauma-Informed Leadership

    In this episode, Carolyn Swora discusses her journey in researching and writing her book 'Evolve: The Path to Trauma-Informed Leadership', which highlights the importance of understanding the nervous system in leadership. Carolyn shares her personal experiences and insights into how trauma impacts leaders' effectiveness, stressing the need for leaders to be present and attuned to their own emotional and physiological states. The conversation offers valuable perspectives on trauma-informed practices and their significance in creating psychologically and physiologically safe workplaces.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    02:00 The Journey to Trauma-Informed Leadership
    09:24 The Role of Emotional Intelligence
    16:42 Polyvagal Theory and Leadership
    22:52 Practical Tips for Leaders
     
    Carolyn Swora is a leadership consultant, team coach, certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator, and two-time bestselling author. Her award-winning book, Evolve: The Path to Trauma-Informed Leadership, highlights the critical role of the nervous system in leadership. With over 25 years of corporate experience, Carolyn offers a fresh perspective on unlocking potential to drive performance. She works across various sectors, emphasizing change through compassion and humility. Carolyn's trauma-informed approach helps leaders connect with their authentic wisdom, creating environments where employees thrive. She also hosts the podcast Evolve: A New Era of Leadership, exploring mind-body integration for higher performance and purpose.
     
    You can connect with Carolyn in the following ways:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolynswora/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolynswora/
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@carolynswora7925?si=A8ilJdbt9c1JaiuW
     
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    • 37 min
    Lesley Hensell: A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Amazon Sales

    Lesley Hensell: A Beginner’s Guide to Navigating Amazon Sales

    In this episode, Lesley Hensell shares her journey from traditional business consulting to becoming an Amazon seller and founding Riverbend Consulting. She offers practical advice for selling on Amazon, emphasizing the importance of starting with a solid business foundation, networking, and finding unique products. Lesley also introduces her book, 'The Amazon Incubator,' which provides a step-by-step guide for new sellers. The conversation highlights her personal story, business tips, and the significance of proactive risk management in e-commerce.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    02:57 Lesley's Journey from Consultant to Amazon Seller
    06:49 Navigating Business Challenges and Opportunities
    10:55 The Amazon Incubator: A Blueprint for Success
    23:41 Marketing and Advertising on Amazon
     
    Lesley Hensell is co-founder of Riverbend Consulting, whose 85+ employees solve problems for e-commerce sellers. Lesley oversees Riverbends service team, and she has personally helped hundreds of sellers get suspended Amazon accounts and ASINs up and running. She has been an Amazon seller for more than a decade. A lifelong Longhorns fan, Lesley earned a bachelors degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She volunteers for A Wish with Wings, a wish-granting organization for little Texans with life-threatening conditions, and she serves on the Board of Directors for Hallies Heroes, which funds bone marrow matches and medical research for kids with cancer and critical illnesses.
     
    You can connect with Lesley in the following ways:
    Organization website: www.riverbendconsulting.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleyhensell/
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

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85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Garrett Delph ,

Deborah is wealth of knowledge

If you are a business owner or in a leadership position, this podcast is a must listen. Deborah is a seasoned business expert and she provides a ton of very useful knowledge for solving complex operational problems. Highly, highly recommend!

Lapolin ,

Great content

This podcast provides real life business examples from amazing guests with deep expertise.

Maineiac Dan ,

Great quick tips on how to start a successful lean journey

Deb gave some great tips on her 2/15 Lean Leadership Strategies episode. I can back up her perspective that leadership needs to be engaged from the start and that introspection is necessary to ensure that embarking on this journey is not a “do as I say, not as I do” exercise in which management expects others to do all the heavy lifting. This is key whenever an effort is started, be it at a mature organization or one that just opened the doors. Definitely worth you time to listen.

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