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Join Jeanie Coomber and her band of seasoned warriors as they gain insight, tell stories and share wisdom. Every week Jeanie interviews special guests who've had a powerful impact through their careers and lives. Get ready to be enlightened and inspired with every episode.

Warriors at Work Jeanie Coomber

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Join Jeanie Coomber and her band of seasoned warriors as they gain insight, tell stories and share wisdom. Every week Jeanie interviews special guests who've had a powerful impact through their careers and lives. Get ready to be enlightened and inspired with every episode.

    Become a Great Networker with Nancie McDonnell Ruder

    Become a Great Networker with Nancie McDonnell Ruder

    Networking is a crucial aspect of any business. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business professional, building relationships can help you gain valuable insights and find new business opportunities.  This series shares conversations with four extraordinary business women, from the Warrior community, to discuss the skills of networking. Many people struggle with networking, or get started too late, and this is the conversation to put us on the right path. We will discuss how we can cultivate the proper mindset and what tips, stories and perspectives we can learn that will make us better networkers.

    We continue our series with Nancie McDonnell Ruder and she will share with our community her foundational principals of true relationship building.  She embodies concepts like “help and kindness”and shows us what good practices are around networking and relationship building.  She has a very thoughtful way of approaching these ideas, bringing clear and actionable tools that someone either early or late stage in their career can benefit from. 

    Nancie McDonnell Ruder has dedicated her career to strengthening brands and the people who build them.

    With over 25 years of experience in marketing strategy, marketing training, branding and consumer research, Nancie has vast experience accelerating growth for companies by helping build their internal marketing strength – so external marketing efforts are focused and most effective. 
    Nancie began her professional career with the Leo Burnett Company in Chicago, Illinois, where she spearheaded Leo Burnett’s global new business efforts. Since launching Noetic Consulting, a marketing and leadership consultancy in 2002, Nancie has provided strategic guidance to clients large and small, including: AT&T, Discovery Channel, Georgetown University, Nike, Vail Resorts, Samsung Electronics, SC Johnson, Mayo Clinic, the Walt Disney Company and others. Noetic is proudly female owned and WBENC-Certified as a diversity owned business.

    (3:30) Nancie shares her philosophy and mindset around relationship building?

    (5:40) How does she teach her philosophy to people coming to work at Noetic?

    (9:38) Does Nancie find there is a difference between relationship building and networking?  How does she define each concept?

    (14:26) How does Nancie evaluate the health and well-being of her network?

    (16:40) The power of thoughtful introductions and how Nancie’s philosophy is so effective.

    (20:09) - What advice does she have for someone who is in the early stages of their career?

    (23:52) When thinking about the arc of her own career, what stands out to Nancie as a pivotal relationship building experience?

    (26:53) How do these skills help Nancie in her personal life?

    (29:03) What does Nancie ask, offer and acknowledge to the Warrior community. 
     
    Connect with Nancie McDonnell Ruder
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancieatnoetic/


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    Become a Great Networker with Wisdom from the Warriors At Work Community With Dr. Rosina Racioppi

    Become a Great Networker with Wisdom from the Warriors At Work Community With Dr. Rosina Racioppi

    Networking is a crucial aspect of any business. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business professional, building relationships can help you gain valuable insights and find new business opportunities.  This series shares conversations with four extraordinary business women, from the Warrior community, to discuss the skills of networking. Many people struggle with networking, or get started too late, and this is the conversation to put us on the right path. We will discuss how we can cultivate the proper mindset and what tips, stories and perspectives we can learn that will make us better networkers.  

    We continue our series with Dr. Rosina Racioppi, President and Chief Executive Officer of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., who shares with us how networking and relationship building has been crucial to her own success.  She shares the tools that can help us step into our own power and influence, help us learn what limits us and how to overcome those obstacles, while navigating through complex and compressed lives. This conversation, while chockful of ideas and thoughts, show us one of the most powerful elements of networking is the special ingredient, curiosity.  

    As President and Chief Executive Officer of WOMEN Unlimited, Inc., Dr. Rosina Racioppi spearheads her organization’s initiatives to help Fortune 1000 companies cultivate the talent they need for ongoing growth and profitability. Under her leadership, WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. successfully partners with organizations across a wide range of industries to develop their high-potential women and to build a pipeline of diverse and talented leaders.   

    By overseeing the management of programs and services nationwide, Dr. Racioppi is actively involved in helping organizations meet the challenges of a continually changing global economy. Additionally, she analyzes and develops new business opportunities; works with current Fortune 1000 partners to assess and update offerings to their high- potential women; and ensures that WOMEN Unlimited, Inc. is in sync with the needs of its present and potential partners.  

    She has over 25 years’ experience in Organization Planning and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Training and Development, Safety, Quality Management, Staffing and Employee Relations.  

    (3:18) What is Rosina’s mindset when it comes to building relationships and communities?  

    (5:20) What was Rosina’s catalyst for writing her book “Relationships Matter”? 

    (7:12) What should women in 2024 be thinking and focusing on?  

    (9:08) Does Rosina think there is a difference between networking and relationship building?  

    (11:45) Which of the 7 reasons we all need good relationships, from her book, have been most impactful to Rosina in her career?  

    (15:55) What advice would Rosina offer someone who feels they are too busy to grow their network? What do we say to someone who says “I can’t network virtually”?  

    (20:31) How can we assess the health and well-being of our network?  

    (22:21) What was the most influential networking experience and why?  

    (26:09) How does Rosina feel the skills of networking has helped her outside of her career?   (27:50) Who are the people she is following for guidance and inspiration?  

    (28:44) What is Rosina’s ask, offer and who/what does she want to acknowledge?  

    Connect with Rosina Raccioppi
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-rosina-racioppi-792b941/  

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    • 31 min
    Become a Great Networker with Wisdom from the Warriors At Work Community Amanda Grant, Teneo

    Become a Great Networker with Wisdom from the Warriors At Work Community Amanda Grant, Teneo

    Networking is a crucial aspect of any business. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business professional, building relationships can help you gain valuable insights and find new business opportunities.  This series shares conversations with four extraordinary business women, from the Warrior community, to discuss the skills of networking. Many people struggle with networking, or get started too late, and this is the conversation to put us on the right path. We will discuss how we can cultivate the proper mindset and what tips, stories and perspectives can we learn that will make us better networkers.

    We welcome Amanda Grant, Senior Managing Director with Teneo, to join our Warrior Conversation on becoming an effective networker.  She shares her philosophy that building relationships is a key component to growing our networks. We discuss the importance of language and the stories that we hear and share to help build relationships.  Our conversation sheds light on how some of the best things that will happen in our lives will come from interactions we have with others that lead us in new directions we never expected.  

    Expect to be shown new paths and skills to become a better networker and build meaningful relationships during our conversation with Amanda Grant.  

    Amanda Grant is a Senior Managing Director, with Teneo’s People Advisory business.  She has a distinguished track record of over 25 years of Financial Services leadership, globally advising and recruiting C-suite leaders in corporate strategy, talent needs, DE&I, infrastructure and organic and inorganic growth.

    Amanda harnesses her leadership, practical industry experience, innovative approach to enterprise business management, and extensive network to recruit the most senior and diverse leaders and teams in financial services. Amanda advises asset and wealth management firms, banks, FinTech and Private Equity companies, portfolio companies and Venture Capital firms. She understands the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s business leaders and serves as a trusted partner and advisor on senior leadership team structure, distribution infrastructure, operating and investment teams, strategy, and talent.

    (2:33) What is Amanda’s philosophy around networking and relationship building?  

    (4:50) The importance of “finding the uncommon” when building relationships with others.  


    (6:50) Understanding the difference between networking and relationship building.  
    10:52) Amanda shares with us what her network is like.  

    (15:03) What does Amanda feel are important skills to have when trying to build relationships?  

    (17:38) Amanda shares some of the experiences that were influential in her career.  

    (28:04) How can we share these skills to others, how can we pay it forward?  

    (30:00) What would Amanda say to someone who is “in auto pilot mode” and might need some council?  

    (38:05) Amanda shares an ask, an offer and an acknowledgment to the community    

    Connect with Amanda Grant
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-grant-94633a4/  

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    • 42 min
    Great Networking with Amy Horner, Founder True Nine

    Great Networking with Amy Horner, Founder True Nine

    Networking is a crucial aspect of any business. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned business professional, building relationships can help you gain valuable insights and find new business opportunities.  This series shares conversations with four extraordinary business women, from the Warrior community, to discuss the skills of networking. Many people struggle with networking, or get started too late, and this is the conversation to put us on the right path. We will discuss how we can cultivate the proper mindset and what tips, stories and perspectives can we learn that will make us better networkers.  

    Our series begins with a conversation with Amy Horner, Founder and Principal Consultant at True Nine. She founded True Nine to help professionals embrace the opportunities and challenges made possible by change. She brought to this conversation so much wisdom, helping us to understand what a network is and how we can nurture one. Amy shares with us her experience growing her own extensive network, the importance of quality over quantity and advice she received that continues to resonate with her today.

    Amy is a strategic change and organizational transformation expert. She is also a mentor, board member, and doctoral student.

    Before founding True Nine, she was the COO and CFO for multiple organizations, guiding them through periods of intense change. In these roles, she led strategic planning and innovation initiatives that resulted in diversified revenue streams, new and expanded service offerings, better brand awareness, increased market share, a more engaged workforce, and improved financial results.

    In addition to working with clients on strategic planning and organizational transformation, or as Fractional COO, Amy is a dynamic keynote speaker. Her audiences are motivated by her experiences in change leadership, network cultivation, and goal-setting strategies.

    (6:48) Did anyone set Amy up with “do’s & don’ts” before she encountered her first networking experience?   (
    8:56) How do you know that you have a good network?  What were some of the things Amy did early on, while cultivating her network?  
    (10:54) What is a network? How would Amy describe one?  
    (13:44) Was there a particular piece of advice Amy received from her Network that still resonates?  
    (17:44) How can we evaluate and nurture our own networks?  What advice can Amy share with us?
    (19:55) What “ask” does Amy have for the Warriors? What can Amy “offer” the community? Who or what would she like to acknowledge?

    Connect with Amy Horner  
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyhorner/
    https://www.true-nine.com/

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    • 26 min
    Connecting Back to Nature at the National Aquarium with John Racanelli

    Connecting Back to Nature at the National Aquarium with John Racanelli

    We welcome John Racanelli to join us in an inspiring conversation about our “Ocean Planet”.  He shares with us his own journey and inspiration, as well as some of his innovative designs that bring awareness to the “ocean conservation space”.

    We know that protecting our oceans is essential for the well-being of our planet, but there is so much more.  John helps us learn about its connection to humans, our mental and physical health, that is just as important. The National Aquarium’s vision is to connect people with nature and inspire them to have compassion for our “ocean planet”. It also offers a place to heal, fostering a deep connection with water that creates a more relaxed state, creative thinking and a sense of well being.
    Be inspired and moved by our conversation with John Racanelli. Start to ask more questions about our own relationship with nature and how it can enrich our lives in ways we never conceived.

    As president and CEO of the National Aquarium, John Racanelli leads a diverse, talented team of employees and volunteers in pursuing the Aquarium's global mission to connect people with nature while inspiring care and compassion for our ocean planet. As one of the nation's top aquariums, the National Aquarium welcomes 1.2 million guests and reaches ten times that through its many digital channels every year.

    Recognized as a visionary in the ocean conservation space, John has led some of the country's most successful aquariums in a career spanning 40 years. Sought after as a speaker and writer, he is known for challenging old ways of thinking and promoting entrepreneurial approaches in zoos, aquariums and museums. His innovations include designing the world's first dolphin sanctuary, leading the creation of a revolutionary floating wetland technology and employing predictive analytics to evaluate and refine mission effectiveness.

    (3:06) John shares his journey to becoming CEO of The National Aquarium

    (6:32) Who were some of the people that inspired John to choose his career path?

    (9:38) We learn about the National Aquarium, its mission and the impact it has in learning more about our “Ocean Planet”.

    (15:13) John shares his leadership style that brings together the different aspects of the aquarium.

    (19:20) John shares some key pivotal moments in life that placed him on his current path.

    (24:42) What does innovation mean to John, relating to his career and his work at The National Aquarium?  What is being worked on at TNA that illustrate how their innovations try to benefit the environment?

    (34:06) How does the aquarium offer a place to heal?  What part does it play in the well-being of its visitors?

    (37:30) How do they [the aquarium] stay connected and relevant, in an ever changing world?

    (39:09) In the future, how will John know that his team’s effort has had an impact?

    Connect with John Racanelli & The National Aquarium
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-racanelli-855a02/
    https://aqua.org/

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    • 43 min
    Reinvention with Caroline Faulkner

    Reinvention with Caroline Faulkner

    This week we welcome Caroline Faulkner to help set our Warriors on the path to change and reinvention. Caroline guides teams through pivotal changes and has been an incredible coach over the past 35 years of her career. Together she takes us through a pivotal change in her life recently that lead to her own growth, evolution and transformation.

    She is direct, approachable, a great storyteller and shares with our community her professional life but also her spiritual self, rituals and philosophies. She introduces us to tools that can help in our own reinvention by mapping out a plan to ask ourselves “What if I do this?” and “What are the benefits or risks?” involved. We also learn about the SQ “Soul Quotient” that she believes helps to round out who we are and what our paths should be.

    WARRIOR MAGIC is for those who are ready to go from predictable to POTENT. Our conversation with Caroline is going to continue to guide and gives us the tools to transform our personal & professional lives.

    With over 35 years of distinguished global leadership in Fortune 50 companies, Caroline is renowned for her pioneering leadership style, guiding teams through pivotal challenges while empowering individuals through unique coaching methods that reveal their inherent wisdom.
    Her passion lies in understanding success in the workplace and its deeper connection to the soul. Having coached numerous leaders to tap into their inner wisdom, she now spearheads her own business dedicated to guiding both individuals and groups.

    Having traversed Ireland, Japan, China, India, and the USA, her journey has uncovered the core of personal growth and authentic life purpose. With a treasure trove of insights, she assists individuals and groups in navigating the complexities of both professional and personal realms. As an accomplished professional coach, she has garnered recognition and advancements for her adept mentoring of businesses and leaders.

    Known for her approachable and authentic leadership style, Caroline emphasizes holistic coaching, valuing the complete essence of every individual. Transitioning from her corporate peak, she embarked on reshaping the next chapter of her life. Her mission is to share the transformative revelations from her journey, enabling others to harness this wisdom for profoundly successful lives.

    (3:55) We start off by learning Caroline’s story in her own personal reinvention journey.

    (8:25) Caroline shares what prompted her to “begin again” and reinvent herself.

    (11:50) What did it look like when she decided to go back home, to Ireland? How did she come to that decision?

    (15:45) Caroline shares some of the fears and challenges, to move forward with her decision, as well as the tools that helped her along the way?

    (20:24) Caroline shares the advice from her trusted circle that might have been contrary to choices she was making and how she factored that into her decision process.

    (24:01) What was it like, in the beginning, when she returned to Ireland? What experiences did she have that reinforced her decision after returning?

    (29:10) What is Caroline working on now, after settling into her new life and environment?

    (33:13) What does Caroline want to do as she introduces the SQ – “Soul Quotient” into the workplace?

    (38:37) What is Caroline’s spiritual practice and how does she bring it into her daily life?

    (43:20) Where does Caroline see herself 5 years from now? Where is she, what is she working on?

    Connect with Caroline Faulkner
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/caroline-faulkner-8181ba5/

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    • 49 min

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JC OWT ,

thank you for all of your support

Thank you so much for all of the amazing feedback. I am in awe of all of the incredible guests I have had on the show. Looking forward to more wonderful experiences!

AnitaH1 ,

Amazing learning for leaders!

Warriors at Work never disappoints! Amazing interviews and insights from the heart of today’s top leaders and coaches. Highly recommended podcast!

ESMoran ,

Motivation with an edge

She’s a great role model and trail blazer to give me insight into the world of other leaders. Every woman needs some help, clarity, inspiration while in the world of our crazy businesses so this is perfect!

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