Madeleine Maddy Niebauer is the CEO and Founder of vChief, helping overwhelmed leaders, like you and I, get on top of our to-do list and spend more time where we can have the most impact.
She has more than 20 years of professional experience, including 8 years as a chief of staff, an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University. Her company, vChief, or virtual chief of staff, supports leaders from all sectors and domains, who are looking for high-level strategic support on a part-time basis. Interesting.
And, knowing my background, you will love this. Maddy travelled with her family for 8 months internationally in Central and South America while running her company from the road. She discovered great tips for working remotely internationally, travel with family and “world-schooling” kids.
Episode Summary: Are You Ready to Hire a Chief of Staff with Maddy Madeleine Niebauer
Lee Caraher, the Millennial Whisperer, is the founder and CEO of Double Forte, a 15 year old public relations and digital media agency she built, starting in a garage, a true bay area story, into the multimillion dollar company it is today. Along the way, she literally wrote the book on hiring and retaining a high-performing multi generational team.
Lee is the author of 2 books, Millennials & Management & more recently, The Boomerang Principle which is about inspiring lifetime loyalty from employees. Through her work, she shows companies how to embrace the qualities of different generations, and how to recognize the significant benefits of shifting the definition of company loyalty from a long tenure of employment to a lifetime of allegiance regardless of employment status.
She is a graduate of Carleton College and has a degree in medieval history which she finds useful every day; splitting time between San Francisco and New York.
Episode Summary: Millennials in the Workplace with the Millennial Whisperer Lee Caraher
Alex Salkever is an author, a speaker and a futurist. He has been a senior executive at a number of Silicon Valley startups and technology companies including Mozilla and Telefonica. He’s also been the technology editor of BusinessWeek and dozens of other major publications. He is co-author of: The Immigrant Exodus: Why America is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”, which, by the way, was named by The Economist to the “Books of the Year List” in 2012. More recently he co-authored, The Driver in the Driverless Car: How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future” which was named to a list of finalists for the Financial Times / McKinsey Book of the Year Award.
Episode Summary: How to be a Futurist with Alex Salkever
Having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. Jeffrey Shaw, the LINGO guy, has been the go-to portrait photographer for an exclusive clientele for 30+ years. His portraits have appeared on The Oprah Show, CBS News, in “O” Magazine, People Magazine and New York Family Magazine. Jeffrey is also the host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors and a featured speaker on The Moth.
Now Jeffrey uses his honed intuition to see and sense to help businesses stand out, attract their ideal customers, and create brand loyalty that supersedes price. His book, LINGO: Discover Your Ideal Customer’s Secret Language and Make Your Business Irresistible helps business owners and entrepreneurs understand their ideal customers on a deeper level, increasing engagement and profits.
Episode Summary: The Secret Language Your Customers Are Speaking with Jeffrey Shaw
Todd Henry is a superstar successful author who, next month releases his 4th game changing book- Herding Tigers. His first book, The Accidental Creative, How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice is this month’s (December 2017) Modern Leadership Book club deep dive and the reason I invited Todd to join us.
Todd is host of the Accidental Creative podcast and a self-proclaimed arms dealer for the creative revolution. He writes and speaks on creativity, productivity, and passion for work. So, basically, being brilliant.
Episode Summary: How to be Prolific and Brilliant with The Accidental Creative Todd Henry
Sheila Sutherland is the founder of Reignite Your Purpose and is on a mission to create a movement of inspired individuals who are re-connecting with who they really are by creating a solid foundation in their relationship with self. She is a fellow podcaster and a natural born teacher combining knowledge, experience and education.
Episode Summary: Stop the Autopilot by Reigniting Your Purpose with Sheila Sutherland
Danny Gutknecht is the CEO and co-founder of the advisory firm Pathways helping organizations tap into their potential through people strategies. He has worked with individuals and companies around the world and recently authored the book, Meaning at Work & Its Hidden Language
Episode Summary: Create Opportunity with Passion, Not Talent with Danny Gutknecht
The enormous waste of human potential from workers who lack enthusiasm for their jobs reveals a tragic disconnect between employees and management. Even in today’s workplaces with open office spaces, staff retreats and flattening organizational hierarchies, industries across the board still grapple with how to engage employees to become more than clock punchers.
A recent Gallup poll found more than two-thirds of employees in the U.S. are disengaged from their work and are simply putting in their time. Gallup also found that dispirited employees cost the U.S. economy up to $550 billion in lost productivity every year.
Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, dealmaker and business consultant with more than 30 years of professional negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur, and attorney. Appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Investment News. Some of his higher-profile clients include bestselling business author David Bach (that Finish Rich guy with 9 consecutive NY Times bestsellers) and Ajay Gupta, financial advisor to Tony Robbins.
Corey is the founder and president of Authentic Enterprises, LLC and the Authentic Business Academy, dedicated to inspiring authenticity in business through speaking, training and consulting
His new book, “Authentic Negotiating: Clarity, Detachment & Equilibrium – The Three Keys to True Negotiating Success & How to Achieve Them draws on his over 3 decades of experience.
Episode Summary: Authentic Negotiation Objectives Without Leverage with Corey Kupfer