9 episodes

Some leaders are full of substance, and others are hollow bunnies. Kristen Ziman and Sylvia Moir have experienced both as they rose through the ranks to eventually become police chiefs in their respective departments. They'll share what they've learned and talk with other industry leaders in conversations that will frequently devolve from focused to fun.

The Hollow Bunny Leadership Podcast Kristen Ziman and Sylvia Moir

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Some leaders are full of substance, and others are hollow bunnies. Kristen Ziman and Sylvia Moir have experienced both as they rose through the ranks to eventually become police chiefs in their respective departments. They'll share what they've learned and talk with other industry leaders in conversations that will frequently devolve from focused to fun.

    8. Dolly Parton Cake Mix - Andrea Darles

    8. Dolly Parton Cake Mix - Andrea Darles

    Andrea Darles is an emmy-nominated TV and radio reporter. Born in Oak Lawn and raised in Orland Park, Darlas joined WGN in 1997 after four years at WJOL 1340-AM and the former WLLI in Joliet. Starting in 2011 she worked part-time as a free-lance reporter for WGN-Channel 9.

    In addition to winning two Peter Lisagor Awards for her radio and television work from the Chicago Headline Club and five Silver Dome Awards for best newscast from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, Darlas was named best reporter by the IBA Silver Dome Awards in 2017.

    After more than 21 years as a journalist, Andrea started in 2019 as senior director of constituent engagement at her alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She leads the university’s engagement and outreach efforts throughout the metropolitan area and serve as public affairs and media liaison.

    She’s added podcasting to her projects. Chicago’s WLS 890 AM added “Show and Tell with Andrea Darlas.” The weekly podcast showcases various Windy City attractions, including cultural experiences, plays, museums, and musicals. 

    In 2019, Darlas was inducted into the WGN Radio Walk of Fame. 

    • 49 min
    7. I Want to Hug Your Brain - Dr. Obed Magny

    7. I Want to Hug Your Brain - Dr. Obed Magny

    Dr. Obed Magny is a former police officer with nearly two decades of experience. An admitted jock in college who wasn’t very interested in academics, he has embraced education, and acquired his Masters and Doctorate degrees while still a police officer. His intention was to put himself in a position to create opportunities for himself, and not wait for the opportunities to come to him. As the Founder and CEO of Magny Leadership, Dr. Magny is an executive coach and leadership speaker. His expertise includes areas such as motivation, job satisfaction, diversity, trauma, DEI, and emotional intelligence.

    • 46 min
    Little Nibbles - September 5, 2022

    Little Nibbles - September 5, 2022

    If you're a fan of our podcast, you can imagine how many interesting tangents Kristen and Sylvia take during the course of a routine conversation. Recently, while waiting for one of our guests, we decided to use our time together to create a "Little Nibble," much shorter than a regular podcast but hopefully something that will help fill your bunny. We'll publish these randomly to give fans of the podcast a little something from KZ & Syl in between regular episodes. 

    • 4 min
    6. You Gotta Feel It to Heal It - Matty Fiorenza

    6. You Gotta Feel It to Heal It - Matty Fiorenza

    Matty Fiorenza is square-jawed and ruggedly handsome with tattoo sleeves down both arms - “twisted steel and sex appeal” as Sylvia says - but he’s also a vulnerable and fallible recovering alcoholic who is willing to share his story to help people like him. He’s been a firefighter paramedic in Anaheim for 21 years. About 10 years into the job, he began dealing with anxiety and stress and was soon after diagnosed with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). He helped start a successful first responder-only trauma center in Newport Beach and serves actively as a mentor to first responders.

    5. Twizzlers & Pizza - Dr. Michele Freeman

    5. Twizzlers & Pizza - Dr. Michele Freeman

    It's another full episode as Kristen, Sylvia, and guest Michele Freeman tackle subjects ranging from suicide prevention to meditation to someone's dislike for yellow M&Ms. Dr. Michele Freeman began her career as a corrections officer in Las Vegas in 1992. In 2011, she was elevated to the position of Chief of the City of Las Vegas Public Safety, and she served in that role until her retirement in 2020. Since "retiring," Michele earned a doctorate's degree in public policy from the University of Nevada. She attended the FBI National Academy with Kristen, where they bonded over Twizzlers, tank tops, and bangs. 

    4. Here's What. So What? Now What?

    4. Here's What. So What? Now What?

    Kristen and Sylvia discuss women in policing and why not enough of them gravitate to the profession. Both former police chiefs, they discuss feeling the need to do more than their male counterparts to advance, how gender roles may still affect the way women approach the profession, and what can be done to get more women to not only join the profession but also aspire to leadership positions. 

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

A. Tano ,

Leaders who get it

Too often leadership is preached as an academic best practice filled with theories, characteristics, and “Top 5 qualities”. One is often left questioning how to apply the lesson. Those who claim to get it but cannot demonstrate the real art of leadership become just another hollow bunny at the top - often negatively impacting the lives of others.

This podcast shares the secrets of “how” to be a successful leader through practitioners who have been there. Retired Police Chiefs Sylvia Moir and Kristen Ziman bring you not only their vast law enforcement and life experiences but also give exposure to a diverse cast of professionals from various fields to share their keys to success. As the listener, you can visualize yourself and your own professional circumstances then consider their ways of improving the lives of your coworkers and clients. You too can fill your bunny and lead from the front. Plus, you will find learning is way more fun when enjoying it through their comic relief. These Chiefs are the real deal and I am grateful they have invited us on their podcast adventure.

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