20 episodes

In this world of doing, it's important to stop, think, and apply a little wisdom. Wisdom is everywhere in our lives and in our work, waiting to be noticed and used. For the intellectually curious business-minded, "Wise Up!" is an exploration of what happens when leaders stop, think, and act wisely - where philosophy meets business. It's about the principles that guide us and how we can apply them to lead and change the world.

Wise Up! With Cristina Cristina DiGiacomo

    • Management
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

In this world of doing, it's important to stop, think, and apply a little wisdom. Wisdom is everywhere in our lives and in our work, waiting to be noticed and used. For the intellectually curious business-minded, "Wise Up!" is an exploration of what happens when leaders stop, think, and act wisely - where philosophy meets business. It's about the principles that guide us and how we can apply them to lead and change the world.

    Change and Growth

    Change and Growth

    Heraclitus, ancient Greek philosopher talked about "you don't step into the same river twice." Bryan Fleming, SVP of Technology for T-Mobile and I philosophize about change, which is a topic that is hitting everyone right now. He shares his principles about change and how he leads his teams with change in mind, making it "a given" and a driver for success.
    Bryan Fleming is an award-winning Telecom leader with T-Mobile, and has executed high ROI solutions, drove excellence in operational performance, and sustained superior customer relationships. Leveraging his versatile operations, engineering, and management subject matter expertise, his goal is to align the corporate strategy with the business mission, deliver industry innovations, and inspire top-achieving talent.
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    • 23 min
    Leadership and Authority

    Leadership and Authority

    Emperors, swords, thrones, murder, band-aids, leeches, and leadership? This week Dr. Gary and I get all medieval on everyone when we share war stories about our experiences with leadership. Plenty of stories and lessons along the way. Enjoy!

    Dr. Gary was an Eagle Scout, graduated with a degree in Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering and then was commissioned in the United States Army reaching the rank of Captain. He completed his formal education with a Doctorate in Business Administration in 2009.
    After 30 years in business world Gary started his first entrepreneurial venture in 1990 training The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and Situational Leadership.
    Dr. Gary authored:

    Mastering Sales Leadership – Learning to Herd Cats!


    A CEOs Journey – The 7 Steps of Intentional Leadership




    Dr. Gary volunteers his business expertise to Habitat for Humanity Broward County Florida.
    Dr. Gary has been ranked as high as #18 nationally in tennis in his age group and was ranked #2 nationally in 2015 with his son Michael in the Father/Son Division.
    After living in 9 other states and 2 foreign countries Dr. Gary has settled in Raleigh, NC.
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    • 35 min
    Parenting in Today's World

    Parenting in Today's World

    Can you be a full time parent and a full time employee at the same time now? This week's guest, Rai Mosher, and I talk about "invisible parenting' and the challenges facing parents today. She offers wisdom and insight from her experiences and how she combats the stigma of "invisible parenting" with her colleagues and employees, giving them the space to balance parenting and work simultaneously. This is a great episode especially if you're a parent trying to do it all.

    Rainya "Rai" Mosher has been a technology professional for most all of her adult life. Along the way, she also been an international speaker, a vocalist in Europe, and an actress on stage, in commercials, and a couple long-forgotten short films. Most importantly, she's been a parent for 15 of her 20+ years in technology, first to a now-sophomore in high school and then to a currently 4-year-old preschooler. Along the way, Rai has continuously been equal parts transparent about her career and kiddos while also continuously apologizing for falling short in both home and work at different moments in time.

     As the global pandemic puts many knowledge workers into a uniquely challenging scenario of simultaneously being a full time parent and full time employee , Rai is learning to replace the apologies to her colleagues for parenting in real time with an assumption of gratitude for their patience and understanding. She encourages her coworkers -- male and female alike! -- to find the same approach in their own work/life "blender." In turn, Rai is helping to shift the culture around her in small but meaningful ways with the hope of creating lasting change for anyone who finds themselves both an employee and a family member - now and in the future.  
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    • 25 min
    The Benefits of Talking About Mental Health

    The Benefits of Talking About Mental Health

    Aneesh Chaudhry has seen his brain, literally. The revelations contained in this experience led him on a path that now has him teaching, advocating and serving those who are struggling with mental health. We have an open and honest conversation about mental health issues and our personal challenges with it, all with the idea of sharing the benefits of talking about it. This is one of the more personal episodes of Wise UP, and we hope that you find something in it that means something to you.
    Aneesh is a Philanthropist, Brain Health Coach, Corporate Wellness Consultant, Professional Speaker, and Producer/Filmmaker. He has been working in the field of health and wellness for over 8 years. He specializes in the utilization of cutting edge treatments that combine both Eastern and Western Medicine in order to optimize results for his clients. He is the Owner and Founder of SoulPhysio Lifestyle LLC, which is an Integrative Healthcare Network based out of Orange County, CA. They have two clinics they operate out of, each offering a unique set of services to their clients.
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    • 27 min
    Hospitality and Service

    Hospitality and Service

    Alex Allison sold his first home at 19. A few years later he would sell his real estate tech company to Zillow. As the CEO of D. Alexander, he's offering something Air BnB and hotels can't. He's the creator of a new class of luxury destinations, and has coined the term "destination isolation". His innovations in real estate and hospitality have been featured in Forbes, WSJ, Entrepreneur Magazine, and FoxBusiness. This week on Wise Up! we talk about the principle of hospitality and what people really think about when they're looking for a place to lay their head.
    For more about Alex and his companies:
    StayDAlexander.com
    DAlexanderCapital.com
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    • 20 min
    Wellness and Health in the Modern World

    Wellness and Health in the Modern World

    The most recent National Health Interview Survey reports that in the preceding 12 months, 38% of Americans used complementary and alternative medicine. Wellness and health is a critical concern for everyone, especially now. People have questions and they're seeking answers. What if those answers lie in a new way of looking at it. Our guest this week, Mary Ann Rounseville has some big ideas around that. If you are interested or are working in the CBD, Hempe, and Cannabis space this is for you - but even if you're not, this interview is an eye opener.
    Mary Ann Rounseville is the CEO of Sweet Pepper Media, the messaging arm of the Stanley Brothers, and leads the charge with a focus on human storytelling, designed to illuminate the critical causes, issues, and impacts of the human journey towards personal and social wellness. Mary Ann’s deep fervency to document the human experience motivates her to seek partnerships and minds that propel progress. 
    While pursuing her own natural wellness journey, Mary Ann met the pioneering plant-medicine entrepreneurs, the Stanley Brothers in 2016, a revolutionary time for the CBD and the cannabis movement. Fueled by the Brothers’ mission to reimagine wellness for everyone, she became the Director of Content for their trailblazing CBD start-up and now global leader, Charlotte’s Web. She shaped storytelling and communications to further open access to cannabis, empower people with knowledge, and the right to chose natural options. Prior to that, she developed and produced content for Bulletproof, West Elm, Google, and Nike as well as Oscar and Emmy-winning writers and directors. 


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    • 31 min

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