You, Me, and Your Top Three is a podcast focused on exploring leadership in the connecting world. Specifically, the podcast invites leaders to tell stories, reflect, and discuss their views on:
- disruptions in industry and society;
- how they are leading transformations considering these disruptions
- brave leadership to drive transformation.
It is this last point where we focus most of the discussion, asking our guests to share their insights into the relationships they have with their “Top 3” closest advisors. It is our observation and experience that as the world connects, the importance of a diverse set of counselors is increasing in value. For some this may be a formal advisor who has been contracted on behalf of the company. For most this will be deep relationships in which they have been invested and nurtured.
Through stories and discussion, we strive to celebrate the art of giving and receiving advice. The stories that are told are heartfelt and real. At the root we are exploring the process of knowledge building, relationship building, and perhaps most importantly, confidence building. After all, it takes a brave leader to battle the inertia that exists in industries, our organizations, and in ourselves.
It is our hope that as successful leaders open up about around the subjects and the way in which they interact with their closest confidants, that our listeners will, in turn, reflect on their own “virtual board of advisors.” Over time they will then surround themselves with those who help them stretch toward greatness and lead bravely in the connecting world.
Letting a Tiger Out of Her Cage (wsg Renee Rouleau)
Renée Rouleau, CEO and President of Renee Rouleau Skin Care, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on successfully pivoting and scaling a company from a brick-and-mortar service model to a direct-to-consumer product delivery model. Of course, she speaks about her top three including her late husband, a daredevil, her EO buddy, and her COO. And you have to hear what she has to say about scrutinizing every opportunity and her “3am test”.
Genuinely Curious (wsg Tammy Hahn)
Tammy Hahn, Chief Product Officer at Groundswell, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on how to approach product management as well as how her new firm is looking to disrupt the non-profit industry. Of course, Tammy shares her Top Three who include her father, her coworker turned spouse, and her product management teams that give her the 360-degree view of leadership she needs. And you have to hear what she has to say about using scheduling reminders to make you a better leader.
The Power of the Mesh ( a Solocast)
The Power of the Mesh: Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he discusses the importance of building a mesh network of relationships to help hold up your career, and personal goals. He shares how cross-industry collaboratives may be necessary to build these meshes as the world continues to connect. Gregg also highlights how CGS Advisors has launched two networks in the recent past and more!
Becoming the First (wsg Sunayna Tuteja)
Sunayna Tuteja, Chief Innovation Officer for the Federal Reserve System joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the importance of passion when you are making your own journey. Sunayna speaks about coordinating decentralized innovation inside and beyond the Federal Reserve. Of course, she shares her Top Three who include her parents, a former boss, a group of classmates, and a virtual community. And you have to hear what she has to say about creating the routine on-ramp each and every day.
From Commanding Intelligence to Driving The Information Revolution (wsg Gil Gur Arie)
Gil Gur Arie, Chief Data Officer at Ford, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion about his career including his time as a commanding officer in the Israeli Intelligence Agency. He highlights how the mission of an organization is at the heart of motivating employees, and how communication and trust is the absolute lynchpin of success. All the while he comments on the future of data, his Top 3, and you have to hear what he says about double-clicking deep into the language your team uses.
Keep Looking Forward (wsg Gail Davis)
Power of Disruption: Gail Davis, a leader in the international keynote speaker industry, joins Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the changes occurring in her industry as well as how she’s driven her firm to emerge as a stable leader post-COVID. She of course shares her Top Three and you have to hear what she says about keeping focused on the future as “it only gets better.”
Take a listen to Gregg and his guests as they share those who influenced them the most. Wide variety of guests and topics. Innovation, strategy, growth, values and truths to name a few of the topics.
Great concept driving insightful conversation
The premise of the podcast is, you didn't get to any level of success on your own, so name the Top 3 influencers in your life and how they help you get to where you are. The stories vary greatly and tend to touch on the personal challenges which acted as the forcing function for change. From spouses and pastors, big name execs to teammates in college... the conversations Gregg is having with leaders is engaging and worth the listen. The guests are no nonsense leaders who you can tell take pride in doing the hard stuff... the best way they can. I highly recommend listening to a few episodes... I think you're going to like it.
Great production, format
This is being written as a guest of the program but I find the listening experience an absolute pleasure. Gregg is a commanding but warm presence with a clear POV around growth and culture change. He gathers interesting guests - IMHO ;) - and his team does an exceptional job on prep and post-production.