Who knew that the key to a great buainess meeting was mimicking Howard Stern? Answer: Sam Kolbert-Hyle, CEO of Brandlive, who – along with his trailblazing team – brings production constructs and techniques to best use the time available in modern, hybrid gatherings. Sam paints the picture of how to segment your agenda much like an episode of Ellen and lays out the case and approaches to creating pre-recorded content that ensures your effectiveness.

Dr. Jon Finn has spent years researching and developing clear processes for helping each of us improve and transform our lives…by shifting from the ever-vexing state of knowing what we want to do and helping us make sure we do it. Part of the secret – don’t be put off by the things that don’t go as well as we hoped. Adapting failure into success is a multi-step and ongoing process that Jon walks us through. His commitment to creating tougher minds is inspiring and imminently practical.

Website – https://www.tougherminds.co.uk/

“The Habit Mechanic: Fine-Tune Your Brain and Supercharge How You Live, Work, and Lead” – https://www.amazon.com/Habit-Mechanic-Fine-Tune-Brain-Supercharge/dp/1544528965

Meaghan Wiliams is Manager, Hybrid Enablement & Operations for HubSpot. In her role, she helps to facilitate a great culture for all 6,400+ empoyees around the globe by making sure they can connect when, how, and for what suits and serves them. Meaghan advises that culture should be decoupled from location, and takes the listener through a number of very accessible ways in which to successfully do that anywhere. And, she makes it sound so darned fun!

Who knew that people and bots could be teammates? Turns out, they can – and really good ones if used well. Bots can offload the scut work that slows down innovation and just good experiences. Even better, bots can own the repeatable drudergy that can suck the life out of workers longing to create more meaningful impact..and free folks up to do just that. All while saving money and time. Take a verbal stroll through the land of thoughtful automation with Co-founder and Chief Platform Officer of Thoughful, Dan Parsons. There are some great takeways that may lead you to call Dan for more information…and that will help you make your next tech buying decision differently – in a good way!

Holly Welch Stubbing leads E4E Relief, helping organizations manage their efforts to lend aid to employees and family members strick by natural diaster, military conflict, illness, and more. The art and science of distributing millions of dollars in assistance at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world is, in a word: astounding. The fact that it’s being done by a relatively small band of deeply committed agents of hope and care is as surprising as it is inspiring.

From his perch as Managing Director at Allegis Partners specializing in placing people leaders on boards and in C-Suites, John Anderson has seen a lot of growth in the representation of those who’ve devoted themselves to the human resource at the top of organizations. Still, 300% growth only amounts to about 8% of board membership. John gives us his view and insights from drawn from working with leaders at top organizations to build diverse, high performing leadership teams. You’ll definitely take away an idea or two and some action items.

Alice Carleton went from highly regarded consultant to in-house role creator at Ceros: Head of People Potential. With a specific emphasis on emerging leaders, she is engineering accelerated trajectories to overcome the lack of time highly dynamic organizations suffer in scaling. Learn through her lessons some of what you can do to provide expedited development of skills and their application to balance a lack of first-hand experience that only comes with more “flight time.”

Still a young person, Hamza Khan has evolved from a self-described bad boss to the the Co-founder of SkillsCamp, an organiaztion devoted to preparing others to think and be better. Hamza’s TEDx talk on “Stop Managing, Start Leading has been viewed nearly 2 million times. Spend about a half hour with him and find out what all the fuss is about – and how YOU can lead even better!

Chris De Santis’ lively book, Why I FInd You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work, is one of the most insightful, useful guides to understanding others in posotive, productive ways. We explore what differences do tend to exist, why, and how to harness them for everyone’s benefit. Imagine a world in which we embrace difference as an asset! This conversation will propel you into that realm of possibility.

It’s always fun when SHIFT Co-founder and CEO, Joe Mechlinski, stops by. This visit allows us to revisit his terrific June 2022 TEDxPearlStreet talk about the constraints of tradition (look up the origin of the QWERTY keyboard – oy!), explore the ongoing lessons of M&A from up close, and touch on hot topics from the great resignation to tech-enabled consultancies. Funny, fast-paced, insightful.