Professionally Personal: A Year in Review, A Year in Preview

As we approach the end of 2023, I find myself filled with gratitude and reflection on the incredible journey this year has been. It’s been a wild ride, and I wanted to take a moment to share some of the special moments that have made this year truly unforgettable. 1. Launching Two New LinkedIn Courses … Read more

This Caring Leader Transformed Pain into Purpose

In this compelling episode of the Leadership with Heart Podcast, Maureen Leahy, Chief Clinical Officer at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, shares her profound journey as a seasoned healthcare professional and a resilient individual. From pioneering hospice services in the U.S. to her impactful role at SSRCH, Maureen’s path has been marked by accolades, personal … Read more

Where are you on The Art of Active Listening journey?

  About 65% of employees often experience loneliness at work.  What are you and your organization doing to create a sense of community? The answer to this question will impact your employee satisfaction, customer loyalty, and profitability. If you realize that there is always room to improve as a Caring Leader, I invite you to … Read more

Reflecting on the past 300 Episodes

I’m beyond excited to take you on a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the remarkable milestone of the 300th episode of Leadership with Heart. From the very first moment I hit that record button on the inaugural episode to the latest episode, this podcast has been an incredible journey of growth, learning, and, … Read more

87: Leaders With Heart Actively Build Resilience

Subscribe to the Leadership with Heart Podcast: In this episode, Heather updates the listeners on the book that will come out based upon the podcast. She also talks about the importance of leaders building resilience in the face of adversity. Key takeaways: Leaders must first build resilience in the face of obstacles before they can … Read more

37: Leaders with Heart are Great Followers First

SUBSCRIBE TO ITUNES In this podcast episode, Heather speaks with Farouk Rajab about his leadership style, the secret to his leadership success, a time when he was not a shining leader and how he came out of it. You will love this one. Key takeaways: Leaders must be good followers first. Seek to learn first … Read more

32: Leaders With Heart Know That They Must Show Up And Participate

Today on the podcast we have Rich Gassen, supervisor of the University of Wisconsin’s print shop, chair of the CSN network and owner of the Flying Button Design. Rich has been out there, interacting with me on LinkedIn for quite a while and I just see the type of content that he puts out there. I … Read more

31: Leaders With Heart Address Tough Issues Head On

Today’s podcast is another solo show. In this short episode, I want to take this opportunity to talk about addressing negative feedback or feedback or a negative situation or a heart situation head on and not hide from it. If you are struggling in this area of leadership, this episode will definitely help you out. … Read more

30: Leaders with Heart Strike a Balance Between Confidence and Humility

Today on the podcast we have Nick Smarrelli, Owner and CEO of GadellNet Technology Solutions. In this episode, we talk about the roots of his leadership, how he merges culture with data and other unique ways that he leads his organization. The key takeaways in this episode are: Culture is meaningless if we do not … Read more

29: Leaders with Heart Have Strong Personal Identities

What is your personal identity? Who do others think you are? Where are the gaps? Today I decided to take a break from interviewing a guest and just talk to you directly. In this short episode, I deliver a short and potent message about our identities, how they frame out what we can offer the world … Read more


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