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5 Guest: Marcela Davison Aviles – Consultant on Disney Pixar’s Coco

Marcela Davison Aviles  is the lead Cultural Consultant on Disney Pixar's animated film: Coco, winner of two Academy Awards: Best Animated Film and Best Song. The film is being lauded for achieving Disney's finest work yet in its cultural authenticity. Marcela is a hidden figure behind the success.

Coco is second only to Moana in largest openings for Disney/Pixar. One of the most incredible parts of Coco’s success has been how it has resonated so deeply with the Mexican, Mexican-American and Latino communities across the world, while also managing to win the hearts of an international and non-Latino U.S. audience.

A first generation daughter to Mexican parents, Davison Aviles worked hard and earned degrees from Harvard and Stanford Law. She brought her first-hand intimate knowledge of Mexico straight to the big screen as the lead consultant on Coco, and the authenticity of the film is being hailed as unparalleled. Marcela played a critical role advising in every aspect of the film, from storytelling, costumes and music, to PR and marketing. Above all, she guided the film’s non-Latino Director and Producer in navigating a highly sensitive cultural and political climate in America to produce a groundbreaking and historic success.

  • a few months ago

3 Guest: Liz Wiseman – Best-Selling Author of Multipliers

For a "peek" inside the full interview, listen here for a 4-minute preview

Liz Wiseman  is the New York Times best-selling author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts.  Liz is listed #35 on the 2017  Thinkers50  global ranking of management thinkers and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.

She writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune, among many business and leadership journals. Her research has contributed significantly to the field of leadership and collective intelligence.Liz is a former Vice President at Oracle, where she worked for 17 years. She is now the CEO of the Wiseman Group, with recent clients including Facebook, Apple, Disney, Nike, Tesla and Twitter.

In this conversation, we talk about her book, Multipliers. From her groundbreaking research, Liz reveals how great leaders bring out the genius in others...and get more than twice the results. And she poses provocative questions: Are you using your smarts to amplify the people around you...or are you an “accidental diminisher?” Through compelling examples and personal stories, Liz will leave you inspired and challenged to take your leadership to the next level.

Find tools for being a Multiplier and take the Survey: Are you an Accidental Diminisher? 

Buy Multipliers with our Amazon link and  you'll multiply your impact! Your purchase will support orphan kids I've spent time with in Kenya through Empowering Lives International.

  • 8 months ago

2 Guest: Steve Farber – Best Selling Author & INC Columnist

Steve Farber

Long-time friend, former colleague and best-selling author Steve Farber joins me as Guest and has me laughing & inspired. Steve has been named one of Inc's global Top 50 Leadership & Management Experts.

In this interview, he shares the keys to Extreme Leadership, his passionate belief that LOVE is the foundation of good business, as well as his own humbling moments with unexpected feedback.

Steve’s first book, The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership, received Fast Company’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His second book, The Radical Edge, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” His third book, Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller.

In 1989, after having run his own financial services company, Steve became a director at TMI, and then worked for 6 years as Vice President and Official Mouthpiece (that’s what it said on his business card) of The Tom Peters Company where he met several of his mentors including author / gurus Tom Peters, Jim Kouzes, and Terry Pearce. In 2000, Steve established his own company, Extreme Leadership, Inc, where he is president and CEO, as well as founder of the Extreme Leadership Institute.  SteveFarber.com

 Steve is currently an Inc columnist as well as a sought after speaker who combines quick-witted humor with poignant leadership truths. Steve’s Radical LEAP framework is widely used across business, non-profits and education. He has been credited with redefining leadership in deeply personal yet practical terms and re-energizing thousands of people to make a significant difference in their businesses, lives, and the world around them.

He and his wife Veronica live in San Diego, California. He is proud of his “dubious achievement” of raising teenagers for 25 straight years.

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  • last year

Guest: Vanessa Russell – Tech Leader & Nonprofit Founder

Vanessa Russell has spent over 20 years leading technology and sales organizations in the tech industry. By day, Vanessa is a leader at Cisco Systems, running a 3.4 billion dollar global business, driving the adoption of new business models, products and services as a Senior Sales Business Development Manager, and leading a team of 22 systems engineers.

On top of that, Vanessa is the founder of Love Never Fails, a non-profit dedicated to the protection and restoration of women and youth who are being exploited by domestic human trafficking. Love Never Fails has educated thousands of children and community members and provides rescue, safe housing and transformative opportunities for dozens of women and their children each year.

Vanessa has been honored with numerous awards in global go-to-market sales, systems engineering leadership, diversity, and community impact. Her leadership, her story, and her efforts are truly inspiring. In this interview, Vanessa shares her journey from foster care to tech leader, and how she's now working with many others to put an end to modern day slavery.

To learn more about helping to end human trafficking, go to: LoveNeverFailsUs.com

  • last year

Guest: Terry Pearce – Author of Leading Out Loud

Terry Pearce has authored four books; the most popular, Leading Out Loud, is currently in its third edition. He also wrote, Clicks and Mortar with then Charles Schwab CEO David Pottruck, which was hailed by New York Times as the "best handbook for operating in the new economy of the internet."

Terry is Founder and President of Leadership Communication, consulting with high-profile corporate, political and community leaders. Business Week magazine called him the “èminence grise” of leadership coaches.

He spent 17 years with IBM early in his career. In the '80s he worked extensively in citizen diplomacy, and pioneered American business activities in the Soviet Union. He’s also a former Senior Vice President for Charles Schwab & Co. Terry was an Adjunct Professor at The Haas Graduate School of Business, at UC Berkeley, and has served as visiting faculty at The London Business School for the MBA program and the Sloan Fellowship Programme, and thought leader in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Ethics and Leadership Roundtable.

Terry has partnered with Leadership Development & Employee Engagement expert BlessingWhite to bring his core principles to life in a Leading Out Loud workshop that enables leaders to drive business results through authentic communication.

  • last year

4 Guest: Scott Kriens – Juniper Networks Chairman & Former CEO

Scott Kriens, Chairman and former CEO of Juniper Networks, has been in the tech industry for more than 35 years. Scott helped found Juniper in 1996. During his leadership tenure, he has served as CEO and now Chairman, growing the company to more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide and $4 billion in revenue.

Passionate about authenticity in relationships, in 2010 Scott and his wife Joanie founded 1440 Foundation, named for the 1,440 minutes in each day to live more connected, mindful and compassionate lives.

Scott and the 1440 team are now building 1440 Multiversity, a state-of-the-art immersive learning destination opening in May 2017 in the Santa Cruz Redwoods, on the outskirts of Silicon Valley. The 75-acre campus will offer weekend and 5-day courses on leadership, personal growth and wellness, taught by world-class faculty, such as Peter Senge, Dan Siegel, Elizabeth Gilbert and more. It will house up to 375 guests and support individuals in leading more integrated lives.

  • last year