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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

What's Next! with Tiffani Bova Tiffani Bova

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Welcome to the What’s Next! Podcast. I’ve met so many brilliant people as I traveled the globe and have had some fascinating conversations that I’ve wished had been recorded so I could share them with you - this podcast was a way for me recreate those moments and let you in on some fantastic insights. My current conversations center around one objective: what's next for companies and individuals as they look to innovate and grow. I hope these conversations inspire you as much as they have inspired me. Whether I am preparing for keynote speech or writing for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post these are my go-to people. My goal with the What’s Next! podcast is to keep you thinking and to challenge you to think about What’s Next!

    The ROI of Doing Good with Simon Mainwaring

    The ROI of Doing Good with Simon Mainwaring

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am thrilled to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Simon Mainwaring. Simon is the founder and CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy accelerating growth and impact for purpose-driven brands. He’s a member of the Steering Committee of Sustainable Brands, the Forbes Business Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was a Featured Expert and Jury Member at the Cannes Lions Festival for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2021, host of the ‘Brands With Purpose’ series with Harvard Business School Association of Boston, and his company, We First, is included in Real Leaders list for the Top 100 Impact Companies in the US for 2021 and 2019, as well as a B Corps ‘Best for The World’ Honoree. He was a Real Leaders Top 100 Visionary Leader in 2018, a finalist for the Conscious Company Leadership Awards in 2017, received the MAKE CHANGE, ‘Conscious Leadership’ Award for 2016, and was a finalist for Global Australian of the Year in 2015. Simon’s first book, We First was a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller and named Best Marketing Book of the Year by strategy+business. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, and Sustainable Brands listed We First as one of their Top Sustainability Books of the decade. I am very excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Simon Mainwaring! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders, innovators, and those looking to do good for the world. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… If you want to make an impact and be successful in a big way, you will need to be putting your time and dollars to work effectively and sincerely.  

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… He wholeheartedly believes that the future of profit is purpose.  

     

    Running time: 26:32

      

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    • 26 min
    Reload: The Human Side of Business with Seth Godin

    Reload: The Human Side of Business with Seth Godin

    Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova for this What’s Next! Reload. 

    This week I am bringing back an episode with my wonderful friend Seth Godin on the human side of business. Seth is the author of over 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and–most of all–changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip, and, my favorite, Purple Cow. In addition to his writing and speaking Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog, which you can find him by typing Seth into Google, is one of the most popular in the world and he was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame–one of three chosen for this honor in 2013. 

     

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… humans is sales and marketing. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Seth loves to talk about making something happen. He is a huge fan of doing the right thing in business. The “right thing” means not caring about stock options or your career and still caring about what you’re making.  He promotes focusing on service to deliver consistently and maintains that great marketers should spread ideas, not make sales.  Your job as the marketer is not to sell what the factory makes, but to serve the people the company seeks to serve. This is the human side of business.   

      

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Seth’s advice for the new marketer and what to do if you feel trapped and/or like you aren’t doing good work. 

     

    Running time: 34:48 

      

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    • 34 min
    Smooth Sailing and the Science of Dream Teams with Mike Zani

    Smooth Sailing and the Science of Dream Teams with Mike Zani

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 

      

    This week I am thrilled to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Mike Zani. Mike is the CEO of The Predictive Index, a talent optimization platform that uses over 60 years of proven science and software to help businesses, design high-performing teams and cultures, make objective hiring decisions, and inspire greatness in people. Its 8,000+ clients include Bain Capital, Blue Cross Blue Shield, DoorDash, LVMH, Nissan, Omni Hotels, and VMware. Mike is also the co-founder and partner at Phoenix Strategy Investments, a private investment fund and an avid sailor–he was the coach of the 1996 US Olympic Team. He holds a BS from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. I am so excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Mike Zani! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… for leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, remote teams, and culture builders. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… We’ve asked more of our workforce than ever during a period of great stress and great change. Those who have embraced change and done their part to listen and iterate along with their teams and their employees have found great success. Those who have forged ahead with blinders towards business as usual are losing out on true talent optimization.  

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Focusing on how we can make our workforce happier and more engaged, because that is the source of real long-term success. 

     

    Running time: 29:15 

      

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    • 29 min
    Reload: Servant Leadership and Building a Culture of Engagement with Ginger Hardage

    Reload: Servant Leadership and Building a Culture of Engagement with Ginger Hardage

    Welcome to the What's Next! Podcast with Tiffani Bova for this What’s Next! Reload. 

    This week I am bringing back an episode with the wonderful Ginger Hardage on Servant Leadership. Ginger recently retired as Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines after an illustrious 25 years. She is recognized by many as a foremost authority on building and sustaining organizational culture, and during her time at Southwest, the airline experienced 22 consecutive years on FORTUNE’s “Top 10 Most Admired Companies in the World” list. Throughout her career, Ginger has received countless awards and honors like the PRWeek Top 50 Power list, PRWeek 50 Most Powerful Women in Public Relations, Texas’ Most Powerful and Influential Women, and “Legendary Communicator” by Southern Methodist University in 2007. Ginger was also inducted into the Public Relations Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the prestigous Legacy Award from the Plank Center for Leadership in 2016. Ginger currently serves as a Trustee on two global boards—Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Arthur Page Society. I am absolutely thrilled to have Ginger Hardage on the What’s Next! Podcast! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… leaders, aspiring leaders, managers, and anyone interested in leading effectively and building a successful and organizational culture. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Happy employees make customers happy. When customers are happy they return. This is what helps you successfully take care of your shareholders. Too often organizations start backward, focus too much on pleasing shareholders at the expense of everything else. In order to build a successful organization that takes care of its employees and by extension its customers, it is important to address three main points. First, it behooves you to define your company culture and the values that matter to your organization and how you will live those out. Second, it is important to analyze and establish what makes your distinct purpose and value set unique. Third, you must focus on leadership alignment with your values–how are you as a leader, or your organization’s leaders living out the values of the company. Successful, servant leadership starts from the top down, and how we act backs-up what we say. 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Speaking to Ginger, who has successfully driven this type of culture at an iconic organization like Southwest, about the power of focusing on your employees. Great advice on how to navigate the soft side  

     

    Running time: 35:59 

      

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    Ginger’s Website: Unstoppable Cultures 

    • 35 min
    Seeing Around Corners with Rita McGrath

    Seeing Around Corners with Rita McGrath

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. 

    This week I am thrilled to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast, an encore of my LinkedIn Live chat with my friend Rita McGrath. Rita is a bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and longtime professor at Columbia Business School. She is also one of the world's top experts on innovation and growth and is regularly published in the Harvard Business Review. She's consistently ranked among the top ten management thinkers in the world and was ranked number one for strategy by Thinkers50. She is the author of the best-selling book, The End of Competitive Advantage, and her most recent book, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen. I am beyond excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Rita McGrath! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone in business who experienced our most recent, shared inflection point, COVID-19. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Building a culture that nourishes permissionless excellence and doesn’t worry constantly about control can not only facilitate this kind of business, and subsequent customer satisfaction, but can also prepare you to spot strategic inflection points. If you can pick up on key signals when these events are still in their gradual phases, it is your opportunity to take your business to new heights. But, just important to know? Staying flat is not an option. 

     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… Rita’s Monday Morning Huddle: How might you spend or use just one hour a week differently thinking about your future? 

     

    Running time: 28:59 

      

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    • 28 min
    Mental Health is Not a Four-Letter Word with Stephanie Tilenius

    Mental Health is Not a Four-Letter Word with Stephanie Tilenius

    Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
    This week I am thrilled to welcome Stephanie Tilenius to the What’s Next! Podcast. Stephanie is a founder and the CEO of Vida Health, Inc., a mobile continuous care platform for preventing, managing, and overcoming chronic and mental health conditions deployed at Fortune 500 companies, large national payers, and healthcare providers since January 2014. She was an Executive in Residence at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, and Vice President of Global Commerce and Payments at Google, Inc., where she oversaw digital commerce, product search and payments. Prior to joining Google, she was at eBay Inc., ultimately as Senior Vice President of eBay.com and global products. I am beyond excited to bring you this episode of the What’s Next! Podcast with Stephanie Tilenius! 

      

    THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… remote teams, those looking for tech-enabled mental health solutions, and entrepreneurs who want to know what it looks like to identify a true pain point and fill a need in a novel way. 

     

    TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… How intentional you need to be when building your company’s culture, no matter how strong the mission is. Your organization’s culture doesn’t just happen, at least not in any extraordinary or conducive way, without a clear vision and intentionality. 
     

    WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST… How the Vida team is making the conversation about mental health one we all can feel safe discussing and doing something about in a constructive and supportive way.

     

    Running time: 31:04 

      

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Thanks Tiffani!

What's Next consistently features dynamic interviews with the most incredible people - if you’re currently a business owner, entrepreneur, or want to be one in the future than this podcast should be part of your weekly content diet.

EggScapes ,

You’re in for an Awesome Experience

Tiffany is so knowledgeable and insightful that I’m ready to make you a bet: when you’ve finished any one of her podcasts, you’ll have received from her a fabulous gift. What’s that gift? She’ll leave you feeling energized and ready to be your best self! A pretty nice gift, wouldn’t you say?

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Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Tiffani, host of the What's Next! podcast, highlights all aspects of business, management and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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