238: Leaders with Heart Know How to Scale

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Stephanie oversees all Human Resource activities and responsibilities worldwide, allowing the firm to further embrace evolving trends in career development, diversity and inclusion, analytics, and other areas changing the traditional landscape of HR. She is a member of the Hines Senior ESG Leadership Council, leading the firm’s social … Read more

237: Leaders with Heart Understand Where Their People Need Them

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: While waiting for her United Airlines flight, Heather witnessed Captain Mark Hardcastle be a Leader with Heart for his team members and passengers. She got out her phone and recorded a small part of Captain Hardcastle speaking to the passengers waiting to board his flight, with the purpose … Read more

236: Leaders with Heart Care for Their People

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Jason serves as the President for SCA, an ASC business. Prior to that he served as the Chief Operating Office for SCA, accountable for operations, sales, and clinical, with a focus on driving growth through talent development and strategic partnerships. Previously he was a Group President leading the … Read more

235: Leaders with Heart Enable

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with Brandon Powell, a business executive, technology entrepreneur, and community philanthropist who helps transform organizations to be successful in today’s digital world. He is the founder and CEO of HatchWorks Technologies, a technology services firm that provides integrated US and nearshore (LATAM) Agile teams … Read more

234: Leaders with Heart Bring the Energy

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats with JD Busch, CEO “Chief Energy Officer” at Pulse Performance, a 30-minute tech-driven fitness solution. JD was involved in an accident in 2020. As a hard-working entrepreneur, JD already knew there are no shortcuts in life, especially his recovery. After reading and researching different methods of rehabilitation and training, JD came across … Read more

233: Leaders with Heart Start with Themselves

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather chats directly with her listeners. People often ask her, “How can I get ___ to listen to me more?” and her answer is, well, you can’t really make others listen to you, but you can be the example of how you want others to … Read more

Three Little Things That Drive Employee Motivation

Three Little Things That Drive Employee Motivation

I spoke to a few younger employees that were working at a golf club I was at recently and I asked them, “What makes your boss so great?” The way they responded made me think about how the little things really have such a pull in driving employee motivation. Especially when hearing it from the … Read more

232: Leaders with Heart Work to Make Other People’s Lives Better

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: Heather chats with Revati ‘Rani’ Puranik, the Global CFO & EVP of Worldwide Oilfield Machine and Chairwoman, Puranik Foundation. Revati “Rani” Puranik is also the co-owner, EVP, and Global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM). Over 15 years ago, she joined WOM, an oil and gas equipment … Read more

Quiet Quitting: The Impact Leaders Have on Their People

We’ve all heard of The Great Resignation, but have you heard of Quiet Quitting? When I first heard this term, I thought it was people quietly leaving their roles – but it’s not that. It’s actually everyone who couldn’t quit during the great resignation, but wanted to, and is now doing what we call ‘quiet … Read more

231: Leaders with Heart Know It’s Not Easy

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather sits down with Michael Yinger. Michael is the co-founder and COO at Resume Sieve, an HR tech startup. Michael is a forward-thinking executive with 20+ years of experience building teams, managing global organizations, and providing strategic guidance to the C-Suite and Board of Directors. … Read more


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