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196: Leaders with Heart are Servant Leaders

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, Creator, and CEO of KeepWOL, an experiential talent development platform that maximizes cultural intelligence in the workplace. Keep Wondering Out Loud (KeepWOL) is a verified, measurable, and cost-effective talent development platform that fosters inclusion within remote, hybrid, and in-person teams. They use a digital library of live multiplayer games, to enable guided immersive experiences that develop employees and cultivate engagement. Hear all about Lauren’s journey to get to where she is today.  Key Takeaways:  Elevating the human experience boosts productivity Inclusion requires all parties to partake in the conversation Lack of connection breeds low morale Creating safe spaces requires communication and connection KeepWOL makes the conversations a two-way street Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks’ Bio With more than a decade of experience working at 5 different Fortune 500 companies plus being a black millennial woman in
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195: Leaders with Heart Make Businesses with Heart

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Shafik Mina, President and Co-Owner of the Mad Science® Group and Co-Founder of 2inspireTM and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy TM. Shafik’s company wants to inspire kids and get them interested in science, all while making it fun. He claims that they are “a business with heart” that wants to inspire children through science, and spark lifelong imagination and curiosity. Take a listen! Key Takeaways:  Many schools have cut back on their funding for Arts Shafik sees Arts as the key concepts of what will differentiate people in future workplaces Their goal is to inspire kids through science and spark curiosity They work hard to be a business with Heart Leaders have a responsibility to those they lead Shafik Mina’s Bio Shafik Mina is a serial entrepreneur, President, and Co-Owner of the Mad Science® Group and Co-Founder
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194: Leaders with Heart Really Care for Them

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Mareo for the second time to discuss his new book and what it’s all about. His book, Really Care for Them, is all about changing the way sales is done. Mareo’s full-time job is the Revenue Leader for the software firm Movemedical where he leads the Customer Success, Sales, and Marketing divisions. He’s had over 15 years of experience in sales. He’s very interested in the intersection of organizational health, individual success/performance, revenue, and how they all interact with each other. By focusing on those three things and how they connect he feels that he will add the most unique value to the people he interacts with. He believes sharing knowledge is the second half of learning, and he reads over 100 books a year!  Key Takeaways:  Everyone is a salesperson Sales should be focused on the customer
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193: Leaders with Heart are Self-aware

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Susan J. Schmitt Winchester, the CHO of Applied Materials. On paper, Susan has an impressive corporate success story. With over 30 years of upward trajectory, her succession of increasingly powerful roles reflects her growing influence. Her presence and career trajectory have been remarkable. But, she claims that the people who know her best know that she spent her days and years in deep fear. She now teaches executives and professionals how to succeed by discovering greater self-acceptance, fulfillment, and joy at work and in life. Key Takeaways:  Leadership requires continuous improvement Don’t judge a book by its cover Even the most successful people deal with internal problems You are responsible and in control of how you respond Getting rid of fear-based responses is life-changing Recognizing your triggers allows you to control how you respond to them
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192: Leaders with Heart Create Equal Opportunities

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this interview, Heather sits down with Jahanzaib Ansari, the Co-founder and CEO of Knockri. Jahanzaib’s company, Knockri was founded because of the discrimination he faced in the hiring process because of his ethnic name and his desire for others not to experience any discrimination. He really wanted to make the hiring process as equal as possible for all candidates. His company is an AI-powered behavioral assessment tool that diminishes systemic bias at scale by creating a more diverse and equal workforce. Take a listen.   Key Takeaways:  You have the power to change the way things are done.  The hiring process is still very bias.  All people deserve equal opportunities.  Hiring people who do things much better than you is key.  Surround yourself with people who specialize in the tasks most important to your company.  Jahanzaib Ansari’s Bio Ansari is the Co-founder and CEO
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191: Leaders with Heart are Willing to Adapt

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Matthew Raidbard, Ed.D., the College Athletics Administrator at Hartford University, author of “Lead Like A Pro” and owner of Raidbard Sports Leadership Consulting. Dr. Raidbard completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Chicago State, with his dissertation focusing on determining the best leadership style and behaviors for athletic coaches to practice. His findings inspired his book, “Lead Like A Pro,” where he helps inform coaches about leadership practices and teaches them how to align their perceived and actual leadership styles and behaviors. As a result, this allows them to become more intentional, adapt, and be more effective leaders. Key Takeaways:  The athletics world needs leadership just as much as corporate. Leading by example is always best. Setting your intention for leadership makes it a more straightforward and more accessible path to follow.  Different styles of leadership are effective for
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