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 • 83 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.

    Moshe Cohen: Navigating Challenges with Confidence

    Moshe Cohen: Navigating Challenges with Confidence

    In this episode, Deb introduces Moshe Cohen, as he shares the importance of being able to differentiate between perceptions and reality in difficult situations, the value of mediation, cultivating a positive organizational culture, and the critical role of self-advocacy and negotiation skills in personal and professional growth. Additionally, they touch on societal trends affecting communication and conflict and advocate for more empathy, less judgment, and the importance of engaging in meaningful conversations.

     

    Episode Highlights:

    02:45 Optimism in the Face of Adversity: Insights from Moshe Cohen

    11:43 Navigating Difficult Conversations and Mediation in the Workplace

    30:42 The Power of Self-Advocacy in Negotiations

    36:13 Trends in Society and Business: The Importance of Communication

     

    Moshe Cohen has been teaching negotiation, leadership, conflict resolution and organizational behavior as founder of The Negotiating Table since 1995 and as a senior lecturer at Boston University's Questrom School of Business since 2000. He has worked with thousands of students as well as companies worldwide. As a mediator, Moshe has worked to resolve hundreds of matters, and also coaches executives, managers, and individuals on leading others and negotiating effectively. He is the author of three books - Collywobbles, How to Negotiate When Negotiating Makes You Nervous;Optimism is a Choice and Other Timeless Ideas; and The Optimistic Pessimist: More Timeless Ideas. He has also written numerous articles and cases, and appears in podcasts, videos, and interviews. Moshe studied Physics at Cornell University and has a Master's in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, specializing in robotics. After a dozen years in robotics, he completed his MBA from Boston University and fell in love with negotiation, mediation, and leadership.

     

    You can connect with Moshe in the following ways:

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/moshecohen/

    Twitter - @mediatormoshe

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mediatormoshe

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mediatormoshe/

     

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    • 40 min
    Daniel Pinkham: Mastering Operational Excellence

    Daniel Pinkham: Mastering Operational Excellence

    In this episode of the Drop in CEO podcast, host Deb Coviello welcomes Daniel Pinkham, CEO and principal consultant of Lakehurst Consulting. With over 30 years of industry experience in operations engineering, OPEX, project management, and health and safety, Daniel shares his journey from growing up around entrepreneurship to becoming a seasoned operational excellence consultant. He emphasizes the value of continuous improvement and the significance of engaging the workforce closest to the work in problem-solving processes. Deb and Daniel discuss the importance of defining problems accurately, treating root causes rather than symptoms, and the power of positivity and external perspectives in driving organizational change.

     

    Episode Highlights:

    05:28 The Path to Starting a Consultancy: Challenges and Insights

    09:59 Operational Excellence: Strategies and Real-World Applications

    19:58 The Importance of Adaptability and Teamwork in Career Success

     

    Daniel A. Pinkham, Jr., the CEO & Principal Consultant of Lakehurst Consulting LLC, boasts over 30 years of industry expertise. As a proven Operational Leader, he excels in team-building across various domains like operations, engineering, and project management. With a relentless thirst for knowledge and a knack for fostering collaboration, Dan's consultancy spans diverse sectors including medical devices, aerospace, and defense. Holding an MBA from Marshall University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from The University of Maine, he's also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Recently settled in Northeast Missouri, Dan cherishes family time with his wife and two daughters, both budding engineers.

     

    You can connect with Daniel in the following ways:


    lakehurstconsulting.com– his consultancy’s site for those seeking help in improving their bottom line through continuous improvement and structured problem solving
    dsbexitstrategy.com– his affiliated site for companies getting ready to sell their business and get the maximum possible return

     

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    • 31 min
    Amplify Your Leadership Legacy

    Amplify Your Leadership Legacy

    In this episode of the Drop in CEO podcast, Deb shares valuable insights on how C-suite leaders can navigate challenges with confidence and amplify their impact. Deb emphasizes the importance of leaders not only achieving results but also leaving a lasting legacy by leveraging their superpowers to inspire and make a lasting impact on others. She provides three key tips for leaders: sharing their insights more broadly, engaging in mentorship, and building a powerful network. Throughout the episode, Deb stresses the significance of mentorship, sharing knowledge, and building relationships to not only aid personal growth but also to enhance the collective success of the business community.

     

    Episode Highlights:

     

    01:19 The Power of Positive Leadership

    02:56 Leveraging Your Leadership for Legacy

    04:10 Three Key Strategies for Impactful Leadership

    07:08 Expanding Your Influence Through Mentorship and Networking

     

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    C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n

    Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw

    Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvym
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    • 14 min
    Perry Rhue: Healing the Human Race Through Intentional Conversations

    Perry Rhue: Healing the Human Race Through Intentional Conversations

    On this episode, talent management expert Perry Rhue discusses the importance of understanding individual personality traits, gifts, talents, strengths, temperament, and blind spots to enhance performance within organizations. Perry presents his unique coaching approach called 'coach sulting', combining coaching and consulting to provide a Socratic method of critical thinking. The conversation evolves to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), emphasizing the need for human connection, co-creating relationships, and psychological safety in workplaces and society. Deb and Perry highlight the challenge of diversity fatigue and the responsibility of leaders to instigate genuine change in behaviors and attitudes, beyond just DEI training, towards healing the human race from racism and social constructs one conversation at a time.

     

    Episode Highlights:

    03:29 Unique Coaching Approaches: The Power of Coachsulting

    06:19 Creating Impactful Change: Strategies for Effective Coaching

    09:07 Human Connection and DEI: A New Perspective

    13:05 Healing the Human Race: Beyond DEI Initiatives

    31:08 The Essence of Belonging and Inclusion

    36:11 Addressing Diversity Fatigue: A Call for Authentic Engagement

    Perry Rhue, a seasoned Executive and Leadership Development Coach, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure as an internal Leadership Coach at IBM. As the founder of The Rising Awareness, Perry spearheads a movement aimed at equipping professionals with the tools to navigate challenging conversations about racism and societal constructs. With expertise in executive coaching, talent management, and mentor-coaching training, Perry guides individuals and teams to understand their unique traits and maximize their performance within organizations. His extensive client roster includes IBM, Hyatt Regency, Cummins, and more. With certifications in Professional Co-Active Coaching and numerous accolades, Perry is dedicated to driving positive change in the coaching industry.

     

    You can connect with Perry in the following ways:

    Website: https://www.forcoachesbycoaches.com/

     

    Other episodes you’ll enjoy:

    C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n

    Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw

    Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvym
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    • 44 min
    Revolutionizing your Elevator Pitch

    Revolutionizing your Elevator Pitch

    In this episode Deborah shares a transformative approach to networking and making a memorable first impression. Deb critiques the conventional 30-second elevator pitch as ineffective for truly capturing attention and interest. She introduces the concept of an anti-30-second pitch and shares insights from LinkedIn AI on crafting a ten-second pitch that sparks curiosity and invites further conversation. Deb provides vivid examples of unique and concise personal branding statements, like 'the pipeline plumber' and 'the Drop in CEO,' which immediately engage listeners and encourage deeper interactions. She encourages listeners to distill their value propositions into succinct, impactful pitches that create visual and emotional connections, making them stand out.

     

    Episode Highlights:

    00:58 The Anti 30-Second Elevator Pitch

    02:31 Crafting the 10-Second Pitch with LinkedIn AI's Help

    04:57 Real-Life Examples of Memorable Pitches

    08:08 How to Make Your Pitch Stand Out

    16:37 Personalized Pitch Crafting: A Free Offer

     

    Other episodes you’ll enjoy:

    C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n

    Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw

    Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvym
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min
    Stephanie and Eric Clark: The People-First Approach to Leadership

    Stephanie and Eric Clark: The People-First Approach to Leadership

    In this episode, Stephanie and Eric Clark, co-founders and CEOs passionate about building high-performing teams in FDA regulated industries, share their company's focus on culture, team value, and innovation. They discuss their journey of entrepreneurial growth, emphasizing a people-first approach and the significance of creating a strong company culture. Highlighting their successes and future aspirations, including plans for becoming an employee-owned company and setting up a foundation, they express their intent to make a larger impact beyond their business. Additionally, the conversation covers their services, particularly in the GMP space, and the pivotal role of technology and data science in enhancing manufacturing efficiencies and enabling better decision making.

     

    Episode Highlights:

    01:10 Meet the Guests: Founders of GMP Pros

    04:57 The Journey to Entrepreneurship and Building a People-First Culture

    13:15 Client Success Stories and the Impact of GMP Pros

    26:30 Leveraging Technology for Growth and Impact

     

    Stephanie Clark is passionate about building a thriving performance business with an experienced team of engineers, technicians, and IT experts working together to solve complex problems in FDA-regulated manufacturing. Stephanie’s background is in human resources and operations, having spent over 25 years at companies like the National Basketball Association, Bellagio Resorts, United Airlines, and most recently, Mutual of Omaha.Eric Clark is equally passionate about building a thriving performance business with an experienced team of engineers, technicians, and IT experts working together to solve complex problems in FDA-regulated manufacturing. His background is in pharma manufacturing and other FDA-regulated industries, having spent over 25 years at companies like Novartis and Glaxo Smith Kline.

     

    Connect with Stephanie and Eric in the following ways:

    Website: www.gmppros.com

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gmp-pros/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gmppros

     

    Other episodes you’ll enjoy:

    C-Suite Goal Setting: How To Create A Roadmap For Your Career Success - http://bit.ly/3XwI55n

    Natalya Berdikyan: Investing in Yourself to Serve Others on Apple Podcasts -http://bit.ly/3ZMx8yw

    Questions to Guarantee You Accomplish Your Goals - http://bit.ly/3QASvym

     
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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.

WillStar2015 ,

Very inspiring

I’ve enjoyed listening to a few of Deborah’s podcasts. She has guests on that are in the executive trenches and have real, candid experience to share with other executives! Highly recommend listening!

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