163: Leaders with Heart Lead with Compassion

In this episode, Heather interviews Taneshia Nash Laird, president & CEO of Newark Symphony Hall, the vintage 1925 performing arts center in Newark, NJ. The way that Taneshia came to be on Heather’s podcast reveals a uniqueness that accompanies this episode until its end. The first word Taneshia uses to describe her leadership style is compassionate. … Read more

143: Leaders with Heart Lift Up Others

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks to Garth Jordan and Heather Loenser of the American Animal Hospital Association. Both leaders of this organization: Garth, CEO, and Heather Loenser, Senior Veterinary Officer, together with Heather Younger have a very dynamic discussion about their personal leadership findings.  To the Heathers, empathy … Read more

140: Leaders with Heart Leave Room for Mistakes

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather interviews Diana Steinhoff, Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy at Life & Absence Management Administrative Solutions. Diana is a leader who does what she loves day in and day out, interacting with people that need help as they navigate difficult life events. Diana has … Read more

112: Leaders with Heart Lead First with Grace

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Andy Boian, Founder and CEO of Dovetail Solutions, a PR firm based out of Colorado. Andy shares a touching story of his drive to lead out of adversity, his ideas on a 60-day quick start program for new employees and his … Read more

99: Leaders With Heart Have A Strong Moral Compass

In this episode, Heather speaks with DeeDee Williams, Director of Human Resources at Davis, Graham and Stubbs LLP, about her leadership journey, her focus on compassion, and her strong moral compass which she fights to maintain. She also shares a powerful story of when she was not the best leader she could be and what … Read more

43: Leaders With Heart Lead With Compassion

SUBCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with longtime friend and human resources practitioner, D’Anthony Tillery, about leading with heart, evolving as a leader, and what it takes to lead with compassion. Key Takeaways: Leadership is about always learning. Even though we want to empower and trust our people, we need to provide enough … Read more

21: Leaders with Heart Give Themselves the Grace of Imperfection

Today on the podcast we have Christinne Johnson, President of HR at First Bank. In this episode, Christinne shares a lot about her leadership style, what drives her to be a leader, and when she was not the greatest leader. We also talk about What drives her to be excited about vision and strategy, What … Read more


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