265 episodes

The Reset Podcast is the brainchild of Laura Mignott, CEO of the cultural communications agency, DFlash. Each show, Laura brings on an interesting. game-changing, unique person from the worlds of business, marketing, advertising, media, tech, and more. Expect lots of laughs, frank talk & provocative solutions.
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The Reset Podcast The Reset Podcast

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    • 4.6 • 19 Ratings

The Reset Podcast is the brainchild of Laura Mignott, CEO of the cultural communications agency, DFlash. Each show, Laura brings on an interesting. game-changing, unique person from the worlds of business, marketing, advertising, media, tech, and more. Expect lots of laughs, frank talk & provocative solutions.
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-reset-podcast/support

    Episode 264: Accelerating Positive Change with Tommaso Di Giovanni

    Episode 264: Accelerating Positive Change with Tommaso Di Giovanni

    In today's episode I am delighted and honored to have Tommaso Di Giovanni VP of International Communications (Market Activation and Support). We talk about his first job. We talk about his having really great bosses at PMI which helped him become more and better, and how everyone needs that. We talk about how PMI is working to make sure all cigarettes are being replaced by better alternatives, and how it is a disruption of the core of the industry. We discuss how interesting trying to help public health is and the policies different countries have. We talk about how we got the gift of time from the pandemic. We also talk about how important it is to set realistic time goals, because while it is good to work quickly, creating unrealistic expectations can lead to people getting stuck.



    We talk about 3 things Tom has learned in his move:
    1. If you want to truly mobilize an organization you need to show the way by example.
    2. You are better off if you teach people how to fish, instead of giving them fish.
    3. If you want to change entrenched opinions you need to embrace resilience and repetition.

    When you see positive change give it a chance. 

    Tom would like you to remember if you really want to do something, you can do it.

    Connect with him here:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommaso/?originalSubdomain=ch


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    • 30 min
    Episode 263: Justice to Shelf with Brian Owens

    Episode 263: Justice to Shelf with Brian Owens

    Welcome to today's fantastic episode with Brian Owens, Senior Vice President, Commerce Strategy at VMLY&R. His first job was at Lockheed Martin, we talk about his really interesting evolution from there to where he is at now. We talk about bringing Justice to Shelf, https://www.adweek.com/commerce/make-commerce-more-equitable/ and how we can help bring about equity and allowing innovation and creativity to lead the process. Less conforming and more creativity. We talk about how to open more economic growth by demystifying some ideas around and helping black owned businesses. We talk about what next steps Brian can be and is taking from Justice to Shelf, with BLK & Bold a coffee company. https://blkandbold.com/ We talk about how different our country has become since January 1st 2020. We talk about working to help get solutions for everyone and making it equitable.



    Connect with him here:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brian-owens-8b02171/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bowens1435


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    • 29 min
    It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    I am so excited to have Dave Roter, VP at Snap. We hear about Dave's career, and how he got to a point where he raised his hand to hop onto social media. He got started at Twitter, did a stop at a content creator company, up until he joined Snap. Dave talks about how when he opened up about his mental health struggles, and how it is okay to talk about not being okay. We talk about how leaders need to be okay with people not being okay and help with talking about issues. Dave gives a great piece of advice that going for a walk without notifications on your phone can be so helpful. We both talk about the nervousness and different fears we have when it comes to public speaking and ways we have been working through that.

    Dave would like to ask everyone to engage in a mental health discussion.

    Connect with Dave on Twitter: https://twitter.com/roter


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    • 31 min
    Episode 261: Having the Heart of an Entrepreneur with Gary Mittman

    Episode 261: Having the Heart of an Entrepreneur with Gary Mittman

    Welcome to today's excellent episode with Gary Mittman, CEO of KERV Interactive. We have a great chat about his life and career journey. He got to work alongside a lot of really famous musicians, got to run a night club in N.Y. went back to California and doing infomercials, and went to work on some internet companies. After seeing some new technology  brought to him by his friend they bought it and created a new startup. We talk about how Gary has gotten through a lot of struggles with his starting of his different companies, and how you need to have the heart of an entrepreneur to keep at it. We talk about how important family and friends are. Gary would like you to be a kinder, gentler society. 



    Check Out Gary's:

    Website: http://garymittman.com/

    LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garymittman/

    and KERV Interactive: https://kervit.com/


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    • 33 min
    #29DaysofMagic Episode 260: Working for Social Impact with Danielle Kristine Toussaint

    #29DaysofMagic Episode 260: Working for Social Impact with Danielle Kristine Toussaint

    #29DaysofMagic Day 29! Today I am so delighted to chat with Danielle Kristine Toussaint, CXO at NewSchools Venture Fund | Author - Dare to Think Purple. We talk about her first job at a Dinosaur exhibition, which she got by having good connections. We talk about how Danielle has been able to land the next right thing for her by having a solid network and always pushing for change, even starting at 16 working at a nonprofit. We talk about how she helped produce a play, at just age 8, and with her parents taking her seriously and being so supportive she has been able to believe in herself from her own very concerted effort. We talk about how important it has been for both our lives to not put people in boxes, and instead remove the limits of how great someone can be. We talk about her book, why she wrote it, and a lot of the themes that are in it. We talk about how we need to have deeper conversations across lines of difference. Danielle shares about revenge procrastination, and a bit about what it is. 

    Buy her book: https://www.amazon.com/Dare-Think-Purple-Survival-Entrepreneurship-ebook/dp/B08W2K3B96/

    Connect out:
    Her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellekristinetoussaint/
    Her Website: http://www.daretothinkpurple.com/


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    • 31 min
    #29DaysofMagic Episode 259: Helping Others Circumvent the Challenges You've Faced with Debbie Ellison

    #29DaysofMagic Episode 259: Helping Others Circumvent the Challenges You've Faced with Debbie Ellison

    I am so delighted to have Debbie Ellison on day 28 of #29DaysofMagic!

    Debbie is the Global Chief Digital Officer of VMLY&R Commerce. We talk about her career journey, her time going to a school where she was recognized as top of the class, and how she got one of the four available spots in a computer science course. We talk about the, interesting issues of being female leaders in business and in technology. We talk about what Debbie does now for her job, one of the most rewarding times of her career, the real value of investing in workplace environment, having real conversations, and so much more!

    Connect with her on:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigitalConstant
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/constant.leigh
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debbieellison/


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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Zoom-In ,

An Original, Fresh Perspective

Laura applies her sharp creative mind and a vast wealth of experience to deliver an amazing show. Her guests are well curated and each offers a fresh perspective. Highly recommended!

Monifap ,

My thoughts about episode 140...

After listening to a couple of episodes, I really liked the show. But I must say that I was offended by you using your public platform to make a clear distinction between Caribbean-Americans and African-Americans in a way to state that your community has been more successful because of your culture. Personally as an African-American, I applaud all Black success regardless of place of birth of the person or their family. Your comments about Caribbean-Americans having more college degrees that African Americans also demonstrates to me that you don’t really understand the African-American experience. Clearly you see yourself and your community as superior. And that’s what I found to be offensive. It’s disappointing that even in an age where white Americans are beginning to acknowledge the disparities and to see their privilege, you chose to use your platform to distinguish yourself from the larger group.

I recognize the Caribbean experience as being similar to many other immigrant groups. But to take the opportunity to toot your horn about the success of one group of Black success over others, is an insult to me and my ancestors who fought for the rights of all Blacks in this country.

Aam324 ,

Enlightening and Engaging

Another engaging and enlightening interview. I thoroughly enjoy Laura’s ability to make her guests feel comfortable enough to share their incredible stories. Her impressive and accomplished guests always leave me feeling inspired.

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