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221: Leaders with Heart Don’t Just want Equality, But Equity Too

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Adrian Taylor, the Director of Diversity for Premier Health in Dayton, Ohio. Adrian Taylor leads programming that supports Premier’s commitment to diversity and inclusion with an emphasis on workforce diversity, supplier diversity, patient diversity, and community engagement. His commitment to diversity … Read more

Scaling Caring Leadership to Fit Your Team Growth

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A reader of my book wrote to me and said, “If there is one area where I’d love to have seen a bit more focus (maybe for the next book!) it would be on transitions.” They said they have managed teams over the years that would typically range between 20-35 employees. Stating that with a … Read more

220: Leaders with Heart Put the Human in HR

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Robert Hicks, the Group HR Director at Reward Gateway. Reward Gateway is an employee engagement platform committed to putting the “Human” in HR. Key Takeaways:  HR policies need to be explained well for employees to understand Listening should be encouraged for all … Read more

219: Leaders with Heart Care About Mental Health

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Erin Pash, Founder, and CEO of Ellie Mental Health. Over the last 15 years, Erin’s work experience in local government and non-profits has led her to co-found an agency, Ellie Mental Health, to bring more creativity and fill gaps in the … Read more

218: Leaders with Heart Work in Sales Too

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Elijah German, Head of Sales at Uniform Teeth. Elijah is a seasoned sales and business development leader that is passionate about building meaningful customer and employee relationships. Key Takeaways:  Relationships start with active listening Sales roles also need leadership that focus … Read more

217: Leaders with Heart Help Others

Ena Patel

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Ena Patel, the Director of Games Planning & Delivery for LA28, the joint venture tasked with executing the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She has a passion for connecting people & the community, as well as paving the way for women … Read more

216: Leaders with Heart Don’t Shy Away from Problems

Joseph Fortna

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Joseph Fortna is the Executive Vice President at FirstBank. Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Divinity from Denver Seminary. He also served as an adjunct professor for several years. In addition, he worked as an Associate Pastor in … Read more

215: Leaders with Heart Trust and Inspire

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Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this Leaders with Heart episode, Heather sits down with Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times & #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, and Speed of Trust Global Practice Leader. His latest book, Trust and Inspire, focuses on How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in … Read more

214: Leaders with Heart Treat Others How They’d Like to be Treated

mark hemmeter

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Mark Hemmeter, the founder and CEO of Office Evolution. Prior to founding Office Evolution, he was a developer and operator of hospitality properties including resort hotels, casinos, retail stores, and restaurants in Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, California, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Take a … Read more

213: Leaders with Heart are Transparent

Phil Burgess

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Phil Burgess is Chief People Officer at C Space, a customer agency on a mission to make business more human by building customers into the way brands work. His focus is ensuring that C Space lives this mission internally, creating a great employee experience and enabling C Spacers … Read more


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