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Stories from powerful leaders on what it takes to unlock your team’s potential ... and all their screw ups along the way

The Open Honest and Direct Podcast aaronlevy

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Stories from powerful leaders on what it takes to unlock your team’s potential ... and all their screw ups along the way

    Recognizing Women in Sustainability {a Panel Discussion}

    Recognizing Women in Sustainability {a Panel Discussion}

    Women have made great strides in driving corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability; in fact, more female corporate leaders are found in sustainability governance than other corporate leadership roles. As sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) become more important for organizations, many women are leading the way to a more sustainable future. In honor of the intersection of Women’s HIstory Month and Earth Month, RTB Leadership Coach Kimberly Flood talks to two women sustainability leaders to discuss and celebrate the contributions women have made in this space and provide actionable tips for anyone who wants to become more sustainable in their work and life.

    • 27 min
    Why setting context matters: Peter Geiregat | Chief People Officer, TVH

    Why setting context matters: Peter Geiregat | Chief People Officer, TVH

    In this episode, Peter Geiregat, the Chief People Officer at TVH, a global leader in parts and accessories with over 5,000 employees worldwide, shares his lessons with us and goes a layer deeper in sharing how he actually puts those lessons into practice with his team. Peter's journey has ranged from law school to nonprofit work in Eastern Europe, to the tech sector. As the former Chief People Officer of Showpad, all of this has played a role in teaching him lessons about life and what it takes to create safety on his teams and enable teams to perform at a high level. 

    • 28 min
    Why being an authentic leader matters: Winnie Park | CEO, Forever 21

    Why being an authentic leader matters: Winnie Park | CEO, Forever 21

    In this episode Winnie Park, the new CEO of Forever 21, shares both her vulnerability and her humanity in the journey to become the leader she is today. Winnie, who has had an impressive career as a brand builder for two decades, goes deeper as she talks about how to build trust in teams, why relationship building is so important, and how a leader needs to show curiosity and humility. 

    • 34 min
    Banishing burnout by creating a culture of well-being: Kaitlyn Lyons | Executive Well-Being & Burnout Coach

    Banishing burnout by creating a culture of well-being: Kaitlyn Lyons | Executive Well-Being & Burnout Coach

    When you are burnt out, the simplest task can seem like a mountain to scale. Executive Well-Being and Burnout Coach Kaitlyn Lyons experienced it firsthand; always a top performer in her career in the corporate world, one day, she just couldn’t muster the interest or enthusiasm she once had in her work. After making the appropriate changes in her life, she now enables others to recognize and heal from their own burnout.

    • 29 min
    A playbook for People Operations: Jim Conti | Talent Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

    A playbook for People Operations: Jim Conti | Talent Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

    Jim Conti, Talent Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners, shares his knowledge and experience in building and growing people operations at two fast growing software startups at dScout and Sprout Social. In his role,  Jim provides strategic talent support and consulting to the firm and their portfolio companies. Jim talks about why it’s important to make clarity an integral part of your company’s culture and why taking a human-based approach to People Operations is a game changer.

    • 24 min
    Measure what matters in your organization: Mike Tassone | Co-Founder & COO, Own Up

    Measure what matters in your organization: Mike Tassone | Co-Founder & COO, Own Up

    In this episode, Mike Tassone, the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Own Up, talks about how a desire for more transparency in the home lending process led to a company built on the idea that technology can simplify the home financing process for consumers. Mike talks about the importance of measuring what matters and being intentional about what you say yes to and what you say no to in your work.

    • 22 min

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Alex Dumas- Abundance Daily ,

Leaders Need This

Love the interviews and insights from these guests. Great work Aaron.

MsScheherazade ,

Fascinating

Aaron does a fine job engaging & interviewing fascinating guests.

Mekky man ,

Inspiring

Love listening to the honest authentic leaders and Aaron’s interview style. Super inspired by the content and guests! Great for anyone who leads and runs and business!

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