imperfect: The Heart-Centered Leadership Podcast
Episode 194: Embracing the Modern Elder with Chip Conley

Episode 194: Embracing the Modern Elder with Chip Conley

May 25, 2022

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New York Times bestselling author Chip Conley is the hospitality maverick who helped Airbnb's founders turn their fast-growing tech start-up into a global hospitality brand.

In Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder he shares his unexpected journey at midlife — from CEO to intern — learning about technology as Airbnb’s Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, while also mentoring CEO Brian Chesky.

Chip is the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, where a new roadmap for midlife is offered at a beautiful oceanfront campus in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

He serves on the board of Encore.org and the advisory board for the Stanford Center for Longevity.

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Episode 192: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success with Rebecca Hamilton

Episode 192: The Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success with Rebecca Hamilton

May 18, 2022

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Rebecca Hamilton has created a very successful local bakery business called Chick Boss Cake. It is the #1 bakery & dessert spot that all the locals in Southwestern, Ontario are obsessed with, and it has a massive following of loyal fans.

She's since branched out and created her own personal brand called Rebecca Hamilton Co., to share her unfiltered, self-taught business knowledge with women around the world in the hopes to impact, inspire and empower them to create the life of their dreams.

She runs both businesses anchored by her core values of gratitude, authenticity, integrity, generosity, and kindness.

Rebecca hosts her own blog and podcast called Scrap the Sweet Talk, where she focuses on sharing her best business and life tips centered around creating the life of your dreams.

She's passionate about writing, photography, nature, tennis, golf, world travel, and spending time with her dogs and husband.

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Episode 191: Engineering Heart-Centered Leadership with Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph

Episode 191: Engineering Heart-Centered Leadership with Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph

May 13, 2022

Want to become more heart-centered? We invite you to join us on Deb’s Dailies (daily blog and newsletter), a daily reflection of living and loving life as a heart-centered leader.

Dr. Gina Guillaume-Joseph is a technology executive, an exceptional systems engineer, and an author with a demonstrated history of working across multiple industries.

She is also skilled in requirement management, analytical skills, systems, and enterprise architecture.

She is a professor of systems engineering, advising doctoral candidates within the higher education industry, and she has a strong technical proficiency with a doctor of philosophy focused on systems engineering from George Washington University.

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Episode 190: Ripping Off the Vacation Bandage with Duncan So

Episode 190: Ripping Off the Vacation Bandage with Duncan So

May 11, 2022

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Duncan So is an expert in workplace wellbeing and burnout recovery, delivering clinical burnout retreat experiences to help workplace leaders quickly recover from burnout and empower their careers.

Having been a child of corporate burnout has led him professionally into the field of human flourishing for over a decade working on systemic social change projects.

He’s a social entrepreneur and change agent, on a mission to empower the way we work with companies and communities on the path of business and social good.

He’s a graduate from the University of Toronto in Engineering.

In private practice, he is a Board Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, MER, and Clinical Hypnotherapy with the Association of Integrative Psychology.

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Episode 189: Not Your Typical Leader, Tom Tonkin

Episode 189: Not Your Typical Leader, Tom Tonkin

May 6, 2022

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Dr. Tom Tonkin is an executive in the professional services and software sales arena and has over 30 years of business and technology experience.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of the Conservatory Group and serves as the Dean of Students at the Sales Conservatory.

In addition, he is the Head of Strategic Accounts at SAMI Games, the first crowd-sourced global solution for soft skills.

He is also the CRO at the Liderança Group, offering consulting services that identify areas for sustainable growth with actionable strategies to ignite change.

Dr. Tonkin holds an earned PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, with a focus on Leadership and Management from Regis University (Denver, CO).

Dr. Tonkin holds multiple business certifications and is a leadership expert.

In addition, Dr. Tonkin was an Adjunct Professor at the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University where he taught Leadership in Organizations, Organizational Behavior, and various other leadership and management courses.

Dr. Tonkin is an award-winning researcher and author with several blogs, articles, and interviews to his name focusing on Leadership, DE&I, Learning and Development, and Sales Acumen.

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Episode 188: Making Chocolate and Impact with Shawn Askinosie

Episode 188: Making Chocolate and Impact with Shawn Askinosie

May 4, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Emotional agility? Yep, it's needed more now than ever. Let's chat! Click Here

In 2006, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean-to-bar chocolate factory and never looked back.

His company, Askinosie Chocolate, was recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.”

So far the company has provided over a million school lunches to malnourished children in Tanzania and the Philippines, without any donations.

Founded at the forefront of the American craft chocolate revolution and regarded by many as a vanguard in the industry.

Shawn was named by O, The Oprah Magazine “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” He's received two honorary doctorates and given a popular TEDx.

Shawn’s book, co-written with his daughter Lawren, published by Penguin Random House titled “Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul” is an Amazon #1 bestseller.

He is a Family Brother at Assumption Abbey, a Trappist monastery near Ava, Missouri, and the co-founder of Lost & Found, a grief center now in its 20th year serving children and families in Southwest Missouri.

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Episode 187: Reviewing the 20 Heart-centered Leadership Qualities with Deb Crowe

Episode 187: Reviewing the 20 Heart-centered Leadership Qualities with Deb Crowe

April 29, 2022

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In this solo episode, host Deb Crowe does a deep dive into the 20 heart-centered leadership qualities poster.

Specifically how it’s become more than just a poster with a list of qualities. How various qualities relate to one another.

And how instead of aiming to possess all 20 qualities all the time, leaders should pick and share the few they’re currently working on.

Their team will appreciate it because we’re all working on something and embracing our imperfections.

Episode 186: Our Lives Are Not like Paper Plates, Says William Attaway

Episode 186: Our Lives Are Not like Paper Plates, Says William Attaway

April 27, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Emotional agility? Yep, it's needed more now than ever. Let's chat! Click Here

William Attaway is a Leadership Coach for Catalytic Leadership, LLC, a company he founded to help leaders INTENTIONALLY grow and thrive.

He has served in local church ministry for nearly 25 years and is currently the Lead Pastor of Southview Community Church, a church in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) where he has served since 2004.

He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament (with an emphasis in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology), and he loves to read and speak about leadership, organizational change, archaeology, and building up people and teams.

His newest book is Catalytic Leadership (January 2022). Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, William now lives in northern Virginia with his beautiful wife Charlotte and their two daughters.

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Episode 185: Becoming More Human and Empathetic with Kristen Donnelly

Episode 185: Becoming More Human and Empathetic with Kristen Donnelly

April 22, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Emotional agility? Yep, it's needed more now than ever. Let's chat! Click Here

Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a four-time TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity.

She is one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, COO of their parent company, and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change.

Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles.

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Episode 184: Discovering Your Own Path with Candice Gottlieb-Clark

Episode 184: Discovering Your Own Path with Candice Gottlieb-Clark

April 20, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Davwill Consulting. Emotional agility? Yep, it's needed more now than ever. Let's chat! Click Here

Candice Gottlieb-Clark is a renowned Author, Business Advisor, Coach and Conflict Management Specialist.

She founded Dynamic Team Solutions to help businesses strengthen their leaders and teams through enhanced communication, teamwork, leadership, and conflict management.

Along with her team of expert coaches, trainers, and facilitators, Candice has successfully worked with private companies, public institutions, non-profit, and governmental agencies in industries including entertainment, education, medical, legal, financial, manufacturing, and professional services.

At Dynamic Team Solutions, our core expertise is in handling the one thing all industries share – people.

Candice holds a master’s degree in Counseling and is a Board-Certified Executive Coach. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and writer on topics including Leadership, Communication, and Team Dynamics.

Candice is a contributing writer with Forbes coaches council and has been published in Business Insider and other mainstream publications.

Her newly published book, Find, Fix, Fill Your Leadership Gap, uses a narrative of real stories to illuminate key lessons in trust, role clarity, and conflict management for leaders of all types.

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