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1 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

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2 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.

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6 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.

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2 Guest: Jim Kouzes – Leading Leadership Author

Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the best executive educators in America. In this podcast, Jim discusses his most recent book, Learning Leadership.

Jim is the co-author of The Leadership Challenge, which has sold over two million copies since its first edition and has been translated into 20 languages.​

Amazon describes The Leadership Challenge as, "the most trusted resource on becoming a leader." Other books by Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner include: Credibility, The Truth About Leadership, Encouraging the Heart, A Leader's Legacy.

A highly-regarded leadership scholar and experienced executive, Jim served as president, CEO, and chairman of the Tom Peters Company from 1988 through 1999, and prior to that led the Executive Development Center at Santa Clara University Currently. Jim is Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, at Santa Clara University, and also lectures on leadership around the world to corporations, governments, and nonprofits. In 2010, Jim received the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, the most prestigious award given by the trade association of training and development industry providers. He was listed as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011, named one of the 2010 and 2011 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America, and ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine as number sixteen on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders.

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Guest: Kirsten Wolberg – Paypal Exec

Kirsten Wolberg is a Vice President at PayPal. She was the executive who led the separation of eBay and PayPal into 2 public companies. Prior to leading that strategic effort, she was the VP of Technology. Currently, she is PayPal’s Vice President of Talent.

Kirsten has over 20 years experience in leading Technology, Product, Operations and Strategy. She served as Vice President of Technology at Charles Schwab. She also led salesforce.com’s IT organization to the cloud as their Chief Information Officer, managing a $100 million dollar budget.

Kirsten holds a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2016 she was named by ComputerWorld as a Premier 100 Technology Leader, and the San Francisco Business Times named Kirsten one of the most Influential Women in Business.

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