83: Leaders With Heart Help Others Find Their “Why”

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather speaks with Sarah Pierre Louis, Sr. Manager Marketing Team Development for Tableau Software (recently acquired by Salesforce) about her leadership style, and her fascinating approach to helping her team come up with their “why” and their own solutions. She talks about the times when she … Read more

64: Leaders With Heart Help Their People Focus On A Common Mission

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather Younger speaks with Giridhar Akkineni, CEO of AkkenCloud, about his leadership style, his anything-but-smooth journey to leadership, his hyper-focus on all things customers, and how he helps his people find meaning in their work. Key takeaways: Make it your focus to give your people something to be excited … Read more

47: Leaders With Heart Go Personal With Their People

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with Patrick Brady, Regional President for FirstBank about his leadership style, his philosophy on leading people, the different levels of his leadership, and a critical nugget for leaders who might be at an impasse in their leadership. Key Takeaways: Leave room for your people to be independent … Read more

48: Leaders With Heart Are Fiercely Loyal To Their People

In this episode, Heather speaks to Adam McCoy, Director of Employee Experience at Arrow Electronics and President of the Mile High Society of Human Resources Management. Adam talks about his leadership style, his unique view of his role as a leader, and his recommendations to all leaders in stressful situations. Key takeaways: When you don’t shine … Read more

45: Leaders With Heart Leave A Legacy Of People And Impact

In this episode, Heather speaks with Judith Scimone, Director of Talent Management at Google. This is a rich conversation focused on Judith’s foundational beliefs about the roles of a leader, her brilliance in connecting with her global team, and her light bulb moment when she was not the best leader she could be. Key takeaways: … Read more

40: Leaders With Heart Know That Providing Growth For The Team Is No Tiny Matter

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this episode, Heather speaks with David Niu , Founder and CEO of TINYhr, creator of TINYpulse,  an employee engagement technology platform. David shares an eye-opening story of a time when he was not the best leader he could be and what he does to stay in the best place he can be. David … Read more

36: Leaders with Heart Make Accountability a Priority

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES On this episode, Heather speaks with Mike Pritchard, CFO at the CU Foundation. Mike shares the things that drive him to lead, his desire to continually learn and where he might mess up along the way. Key takeaways: Leaders must have a cadence of accountability for themselves and others. Leadership is about … Read more

35: Leaders with Heart Know that Their Leadership is Formed by the Conversations they have with Their People

In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Mareo McCracken, about his leadership journey, his unexpected story that served as a catalyst for his current leadership mindset and he shares with us pearls of wisdom.   Key takeaways: New leaders often seek control when they are new to their role. Real leaders help others see the … Read more

34: Leaders with Heart Understand that They Must Truly Connect with Their People First to Build Trust

On this podcast episode, Heather welcomes Joe Kwon on the show to discuss his leadership style, a time when he was not the best version of himself and some of his key principles in life.   By listening in on this episode with Joe, you might feel like you are listening to a sage. Enjoy! … Read more

33: Leaders With Heart Understand that Growth is a Journey

In this episode, I will share a private message with all of you about the need to be patient while growth and development are taking place within you and your team. I will also share a personal story about a big step I took to improve myself, how I stumbled along the way and got back … Read more


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