PODCAST: Episode 16 – What do you Need to Start and Stop Doing?

If you are going to lose track of the goals you laid out at the start of the New Year, February is about the time this is likely to happen. It’s a great time to ask yourself whether you are doing what you need to be doing to achieve your goals for the year. And if you’ve fallen off track, …

PODCAST: Episode 15 – Ed Wollman interview

Ed Wollman is the President of Wollman, Gehrke & Solomon, P.A. and has been practicing for more than 30 years focusing on estate planning, trust and probate administration, elder law and charitable giving. He also finds time to give back to his community. Serving on the board of directors as Chairman of the C’Mon Golisano Children’s Museum Naples is just …

PODCAST: Episode 13 – Sarah Owen interview

Sarah Owen is the president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, which is committed to engaging the community in conversations and action that creates sustainable positive change and provides the funding to make those changes a reality.   Since entering the non-profit sector, following a career in investor relations, public relations and corporate communications, Sarah’s leadership style had …

PODCAST: Episode 12 – Maria Jimenez-Lara Interview

Maria Jimenez-Lara is the CEO of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival (January 27-29, 2017), which supports effective, disciplined charitable programs that significantly improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County, Florida. Running such an incredible organization, which helps tens of thousands of at-risk children, is …

PODCAST: Episode 11 – Feedback

Feedback is an important process for any organization, but performance reviews can often cause much angst and concern for both the giver and receiver. This can be for many reasons including the following: Feedback sessions can often be filled with information that isn’t up to date or accurate, especially if only conducted once a year. Sometimes people hear information for …

PODCAST: Episode 10 – Alan Weiss Interview

Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker, and author and mean it. Having been inducted into the Professional Speaking Hall of Fame and the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, Alan gives speeches around the world and teaches at leading universities throughout the United States. And if that …

PODCAST: Episode 9 – Joe Padgett Interview

Joe Padgett, Customer Care Officer with Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC), has over 40 years of experience as an executive in different industries. Although Joe reminds listeners that leadership is a 24/7 role, the key to it is finding your passion. If Joe gave his 21-year-old self some advice, it would be to get involved sooner, find your passion and …

PODCAST: Episode 8 – Change

Why is change so hard to implement in your life or organization? All human beings, at some level, have a resistance to change. Some changes we adopt automatically because they make us happy. But often when it comes to changes that we don’t choose, we may be more resistant. On a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being the highest), …

PODCAST: Episode 7 – Samira Beckwith Interview

After 27 years as President and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, Dr. Samira Beckwith has experienced a lot of change in her industry, in her growing organization, and as a leader. “In leadership, nothing stays the same. Change is a process, not an event,” says Samira, who has seen her organization grow from 30 employees providing hospice care to 900 …