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Leadership and Business

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Rank #97 in Management category

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Management
How To
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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the CCE is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the CCE is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

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Excellent series, valuable advice

By Grojnarator - Apr 26 2016
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Very valuable advice on a weekly basis. This podcast series has only top-notch guests.

Great podcast!

By kelleywhite - Sep 16 2015
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Very informative and very entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to it. Excited to hear more!

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
4
2
0
2

Excellent series, valuable advice

By Grojnarator - Apr 26 2016
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Very valuable advice on a weekly basis. This podcast series has only top-notch guests.

Great podcast!

By kelleywhite - Sep 16 2015
Read more
Very informative and very entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to it. Excited to hear more!
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Leadership and Business

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William & Mary’s rich history of educating leaders continues at the Center for Corporate Education (CCE) where today’s business leaders learn how to tackle tough business challenges. Whether you are an established executive or an emerging professional, the CCE is committed to providing you with quality education that offers fresh ideas and new professional skills to give you and your organization a competitive advantage. Our weekly podcast highlights the latest and best thinking from corporate executives, entrepreneurs, consultants, and thought leaders from around the world. Our guests share the strategies, tactics and keen insights to make you a more effective leader, communicator, and professional. Find us at wmleadership.com.

Rank #1: 54 Bob Williams - Pillars of Leadership

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For some professionals, the ultimate goal is to serve as a leader that makes an impact on the world, customers, and people within their company. Recent graduates of the Flex MBA program at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at William & Mary heard from Bob Williams, a clinical lecturer at the school. He teaches leadership and we sat down with him to talk about what it means to be a leader today.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Aug 30 2016

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Rank #2: 27 Bob Williams - Leading vs. Managing

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Successful organizations need both leaders and managers. The skill sets of each of these roles varies greatly, and each one requires a different type of person. Bob Williams has had a long career in leadership positions, and now teaches leadership and management to corporate clients and business students alike. Listen in to learn the characteristics of leaders and managers and why both are important to organizations.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Feb 16 2016

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Rank #3: 31 David Friedman - Building Positive Culture

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You may have been a part of some great organizations in your career, and maybe some not-so-great ones. Company culture plays a major role in how great an organization can be, and David Friedman helps companies and organizations build positive company culture. He’s the author of Fundamentally Better: Building a Culture of Success Through Organizational Values, and he chats with us about the fundamental behaviors and culture that make some organizations great.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Mar 15 2016

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Rank #4: 71 Robert Gates - A Passion for Leadership

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One of the toughest leadership challenges is being at the helm of a big institution. Whether civic or private, bureaucracies often move at a snail’s pace, and it takes a special leader with special qualities to drive change and improvement. Former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says large companies can be transformed, and explains how in his book “A Passion for Leadership.” Dr. Gates joins us today to share his advice on successful leadership.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Feb 14 2017

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Rank #5: 45 Margaret Liptay - Leadership Presence

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As part of our Summer Look Back Series, we bring you a popular episode with leadership coach Margaret Liptay. Margaret Liptay is a certified leadership coach and CEO of MLC Consulting. She works with leaders to help them with “leadership presence,” something she believes is vital to success as a leader. Learn what leadership presence is in this episode, and why it is so important.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jun 21 2016

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Rank #6: 114 Kelly Grier - Leading on a Large Scale

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If you lead a team, whether it’s a team of two or twenty-two, you know leadership is challenging work. Well imagine leading a team of tens of thousands of people spread across the world. Kelly Grier is US Chairman and Managing Partner and America’s Managing Partner for EY. She leads over 70,000 professionals in 31 countries with annual revenue of $15.6 billion. She’s been with EY for 28 years. Grier recently visited William & Mary where she spoke at the annual Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit. She took time to sit down with us and she shared her thoughts on leadership, advice for young professionals, and how EY creates and maintains its special culture.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Apr 17 2019

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Rank #7: 110 Kathrine Kimball - The Successful Professional

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As thousands of new college graduates begin their careers this summer, many hope they can find a successful professional whom they can emulate. For young business women, Kathrine Kimball has proven to be a popular role model. Kimball began her career in transfer pricing in 1993. Since then, she has advised clients all over the world as she worked for Deloitte, EY and CRA. Just last year she founded Aptis Global. Less than 12 months later, the International Tax Revue named it Best Newcomer Firm of the Year. In March, Kimball visited William & Mary for the Women’s Stock Pitch Competition and Leadership Summit, hosted by the business school and the Bowley Center for Excellence in Finance. After interacting with students there, she sat down with us to talk about her career and, among other things, the importance of re-inventing yourself, handling difficult situations, and mentoring and helping others.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 22 2018

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Rank #8: 63 Jennifer DiMotta - Creating the Customer Experience

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The way we shop during the winter holidays and throughout the year continues to evolve. Consumers have many ways to buy from and interact with their favorite stores. Jennifer DiMotta is Vice President, Digital and Omni Channel, for Blue Mercury, a leading luxury beauty retailer. She spends much of her time and attention making sure her customers have a good experience with Blue Mercury, wherever they happen to be, and joins us today to discuss ways Blue Mercury - and other retailers - are connecting with their customers.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #9: 03 Dr. Kelly Crace - How to Handle Stress

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Dr. Kelly Crace is a psychologist and the Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness at the College of William & Mary. He's studied stress and helps athletes, students, and teams understand the types of stress and how to deal with them.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organisation develop your top talent through customised executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Sep 15 2015

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Rank #10: 41 Margaret Liptay - Fear of Failure

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Failure is something that everyone in the professional world encounters, and how you approach potential failure will have an effect on your professional and personal life. Margaret Liptay is a leadership coach who helps her clients understand and react to failure and the fear of failure.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 24 2016

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Rank #11: 37 Alan B. Miller - Lessons From a Leader

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Alan B. Miller is one of the most successful leaders
in all of business. He founded Universal Health Services (UHS) in
1978, one of the largest hospital management companies in the
nation. In this episode, we talk about how he learned about
leadership, from his high school basketball team to the U.S.
Army.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate
Education can help you and your organization develop your top
talent through customized executive education and professional
development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you
for listening.

Apr 26 2016

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Rank #12: 121 Beth Comstock - Courage, Creativity and Change

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According to Forbes, she’s one of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She’s been named to the 100 Most Influential CMOs list, and she’s a member of PR Weeks’ Top 20 Most Influential Communicators. She’s Beth Comstock, most known for her almost three decades at GE where she served as Chief Marketing Officer and later Vice Chair of Innovation. Her latest project is her award-winning book “Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change.” Comstock visited William & Mary in late August where she was the featured speaker at the school’s annual opening convocation. During her visit to campus, she sat down with us to discuss effective communication, leadership, and the power of change.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Sep 15 2019

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Rank #13: 42 Phil Heavilin - Accelerating Your Career

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As a society, we like to change jobs. Many people change employers to get promoted and earn higher salaries. But what if you want to stay at your job and get promoted? Phil Heavilin is the Executive Director of the Graduate Career Management Center at the College of William and Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He provides career counseling and coaching to MBA students in a range of fields. Listen in to learn how you can accelerate your career within your organization, and earn a promotion.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 31 2016

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Rank #14: 101 Good Reads for 2018

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As the new year begins, you might spend some time creating lists - lists that include resolutions, goals, and maybe good books to read. That’s where this week’s podcast comes in. As 2018 kicks off, we spoke to some professors and professional staff members at William & Mary’s School of Business and asked them to recommend a book for you and other professionals to read in the new year - a book that can help you in your career. We spoke with three professors, the Head of our Graduate Career Management center, and the Executive Director of our Executive Partners and compiled a list of six books we think you’ll find interesting and helpful in the year ahead.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Dec 28 2017

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Rank #15: 111 Lisa DeNoia & Jeff Werby - The Coworking Movement

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While a traditional professional goes to the office every day, other professionals work from home, often alone and isolated. Those working from home have an alternative: Coworking. By next year, over two million professionals around the world will go to work in shared offices or workspaces where they work independently. Amenities in coworking spaces include office space, conference rooms, private telephone rooms and other necessities professionals seek. Lisa DeNoia and Jeff Werby launched 1701 - a coworking, meeting, and event space in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and it has quickly caught on. They join us today to discuss coworking, the types of professionals it attracts, and how it’s grown from a simple workspace to a collaborative community.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jun 12 2018

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Rank #16: 40 Priscilla Shumway - Real Women, Real Leaders

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What makes successful women leaders successful? Priscilla Shumway is the coeditor of the book Real Women, Real Leaders, and she chats with us about the qualities that women leaders possess and tips for women looking to gain leadership experience today.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 17 2016

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Rank #17: 69 Joyful Simpson - Improvisation & Business

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Soft skills. Emotional intelligence. The willingness to be comfortable being uncomfortable. Companies everywhere are seeking employees and leaders who possess these qualities. Organizations are using multiple methods and approaches to teach a set of skills that improve communication, creativity and teamwork. For a number of organizations and professionals, improvisation training has become a popular method. Joyful Simpson is a California-based actor who teaches improv to businesses and professionals and joins us today to discuss what improv is, and what it can do for professionals and their teams.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jan 24 2017

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Rank #18: 104 Ken Bouyer - Winning Through Inclusiveness

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Three out of four companies say diversity and inclusion is a priority. But saying it and doing it effectively are two different things. One organization that’s out in front in terms of D&I is EY, also known as Ernst & Young - the multinational professional services firm, and one of the big four accounting firms. For years, EY has been committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce, while making employees feel included and heard. Ken Bouyer is EY’s Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting for the Americas. He leads the team that finds the best talent on college campuses and elsewhere. For Bouyer and EY, diversity and inclusion is a priority, and as the organization continues its efforts in this arena, it continues to experience success in many other areas as well. Bouyer joins us today to discuss diversity and inclusion, why EY makes the investment, and what you and your organization can learn from it.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Feb 20 2018

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Rank #19: 62 Donna McDermott - It's All About the Customer

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Donna McDermott has spent over 30 years as a brand management executive for some of the country’s most well-known brands: Oscar Mayer, Tropicana, Bacardi, Heinz, AutoZone. She’s developed scores of new concepts and prototypes while launching 12 new brands and line extensions that have resulted in annual sales of over 2 billion dollars. She is currently the marketing principle at FedEx, and joins us today to discuss the differences between branding and marketing, product management, and why professionals need to always put their customers first.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #20: 67 - Great Reads for 2017

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The start of a new year - a time when many professionals set new goals - and for many, one of those goals includes catching up on their reading. If finding the right book for 2017 is on your list, today’s show is for you. We spoke with Faculty and Staff here at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business and asked them to share a recommendation regarding a book that professionals will find useful and entertaining in the year ahead.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jan 03 2017

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126 Katherine Rowe - Thriving Among Rapid Change

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She’s an entrepreneur, an athlete, coach, teacher, scholar, and listener, and she’s at the helm of America’s second oldest university. Katherine Rowe became President of William & Mary in the summer of 2018 - the first woman to serve in that role in the university’s 325-year history. Since her arrival, Rowe’s been focused on making William & Mary a university that thrives amid rapid change. One that successfully serves people and organizations for the long haul. She joins us on the podcast today to talk about life as a university president, the importance of cross training, and how public liberal arts and science universities are preparing the next generation of innovative leaders.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jan 15 2020

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128 Sarah Levitt - Your Best Year Ever

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A new year. A fresh start. For many professionals, it signals a new beginning, such as seeking a new job or promotion. For others, it’s a time to set goals. Goals that can make the upcoming year your best year ever. Sarah Levitt is a leadership coach. She works with CEOs and executives of Fortune 1000 companies and senior leadership teams. In addition, through her Making Magnificence Project, she’s met with top leaders to capture their leadership and success journeys. She joins us on the podcast today to share with us what she shares with senior leaders: The importance of presence, influence, authenticity, and how to make the year ahead a great one.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jan 01 2020

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127 Neal Batra - Other-Centric Communication

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With communication going for you, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is possible, no matter how talented and ambitious you may be. That passage comes from “Positioning,” the classic marketing book. And while it’s been decades since the book was first published, those words about the importance of communication are more relevant than ever. Neal Batra is a consultant with Deloitte. He’s a Principle in Deloitte’s Life Sciences and Healthcare practice. Much of his work as a consultant revolves around effective communication. During a recent visit to William & Mary, Batra talked with MBA students about communication and how to become an outstanding other-centric communicator. Afterwards he sat down with us.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Dec 15 2019

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126 John Osborn - Prescriptions, Pricing & Policy

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Americans like their prescription drugs. According to WebMD, the number of prescriptions filled for Americans rose 85% between 1997 and 2016. That’s four times the population growth during that same period. While many Americans count on their prescription drugs, many also have an unfavorable opinion of the pharmaceutical industry. John Osborn is a senior advisor with the Washington office of the international law firm Hogan Lovells. He spent over 20 years with leading life sciences and healthcare companies. Osborn recently visited William & Mary as a guest of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy. He spoke with students about the pharmaceutical industry, drug pricing, and health policy issues. Afterwards, he spoke with us.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Dec 01 2019

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125 Hester Peirce - The SEC

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The Securities and Exchange Commission was established eighty-five years ago to regulate the commerce in stocks, bonds, and other securities. The mission of the SEC is three-fold: To protect investors, to maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and to facilitate capital formation. The SEC is led by five commissioners, each nominated by the President of the United States, with consent by the U.S. Senate. Hester Peirce is one of the commissioners. Peirce recently visited the William and Mary Law School as a guest of the Center for the study of Law and Markets. Before speaking with students, she sat down with us to discuss the SEC, her role as commissioner, leader, and communicator, and how she became known as Crypto-Mom.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Nov 15 2019

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124 Anshuman Vohra - Entrepreneurial Success - Part 2

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If you were with us for our last episode, you hear the story of entrepreneur Anshuman Vohra and how he founded Bulldog Gin which became the fourth best-selling gin in the world. After selling Bulldog Gin in 2017, Vohra was trying to write the next chapter of his entrepreneurial life. That chapter is on its way to a happy ending. Today on the podcast, we share the second of a two-part conversation with Vohra. He tells us about the events that led to his new venture - a premium certified organic beverage called Halo Sport. He also shares lessons learned and advice for other entrepreneurs.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Nov 01 2019

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123 Anshuman Vohra - Entrepreneurial Success - Part 1

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He’s an entrepreneur with an interesting story that has a successful outcome. Anshuman Vohra founded Bulldog Gin. As CEO, he quickly took it from startup to the fourth best-selling gin in the world, and the fastest growing gin. Bulldog is distributed in over 100 countries. An agreement in 2017 led to an eventual sale of the brand, but that’s not the end of Vohra’s entrepreneurial story. After the sale of Bulldog Gin, he has moved on to disrupt the world of sports drinks and hydration by creating and launching another new product: A premium certified-organic beverage called Halo Sport. Vohra joins us on the podcast to talk about his entrepreneurial journey. Today we’ll hear part 1 of his story as he tells us about Bulldog Gin.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Oct 15 2019

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122 Jennifer Engelhardt and Scott Troxell - Virtual Reality at Work

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Virtual Reality. While many of us think of video games when we hear the term, VR has evolved, especially in terms of its use in the workplace where its impact on productivity is significant. Organizations and sectors employ virtual reality to, among other things, improve peoples’ mental, physical, and financial health. While VR is helping employees, it’s having a positive effect on the bottom line, too. Two professionals on the leading edge of virtual reality join us on the podcast today. Jennifer Engelhardt is a Principal with EY, and Scott Troxell is CEO of Virtuous Reality. They’re with us today to talk about the ways virtual reality is becoming commonplace at work and beyond.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Oct 01 2019

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121 Beth Comstock - Courage, Creativity and Change

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According to Forbes, she’s one of the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women. She’s been named to the 100 Most Influential CMOs list, and she’s a member of PR Weeks’ Top 20 Most Influential Communicators. She’s Beth Comstock, most known for her almost three decades at GE where she served as Chief Marketing Officer and later Vice Chair of Innovation. Her latest project is her award-winning book “Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change.” Comstock visited William & Mary in late August where she was the featured speaker at the school’s annual opening convocation. During her visit to campus, she sat down with us to discuss effective communication, leadership, and the power of change.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Sep 15 2019

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120 Margaret Liptay - Resilience

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We’ve all been there. At various points in life, everyone faces a major problem or tragedy. A life-threatening illness, a significant other dies, or a job is eliminated. Whatever the specifics, it’s next to impossible to go through life without facing major setbacks or trauma. Dealing with that requires resilience. Margaret Liptay is a certified leadership coach. She partners with leaders, CEOs and executives to help them become more effective in their roles, and a quality necessary for success is resilience. She joins us on the podcast today to discuss resilience, why it’s important, and how you can become more resilient in your work and profession lives.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Sep 01 2019

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119 Todd Boehly - Leadership, Business and Baseball

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While many professionals become successful by focusing on one business or one sector, Todd Boehly has taken another route to success. He seems to be into everything: An entrepreneur, philanthropist, businessman, and investor. Boehly’s been active in a variety of sectors including media, professional sports, insurance, real estate development, and entertainment to name a few. He’s involved in organizations like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pizza Hut, and Dick Clark productions. Boehly’s the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Eldridge Industries, a private investment firm founded in 2015. He recently visited William & Mary to take part in the annual Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit. He took a break from the event to sit down with us to talk about his experience building businesses, his investment philosophy, and how he sees parallels between leadership, business, and baseball.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Aug 15 2019

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118 Bradford Downs - The Conqueror

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“The Conqueror.” It’s an inspirational documentary film about Jerome Conquest of Philadelphia. The death of his friend at the age of 17 inspired Conquest to stop fighting in the streets and instead fight in the boxing ring. The documentary follows Conquest between his day job as a maintenance worker and his evenings as a boxer. Bradford Downs is the producer of the award-winning documentary, but he’s not like most producers. While production was taking place, he was pursuing his MBA full-time at William & Mary. He graduated in May. Downs joins us on the podcast today to talk about “The Conqueror,” documentary filmmaking, and the commonalities between business and telling great stories.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Aug 01 2019

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117 Ann Benjamin - Passion, Advocacy and Initiative

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As members of the Class of 2019 from colleges and universities across the world make the transition from student to professional, many of them have questions about job, career and success. Ann Benjamin has some answers. Benjamin is a private investor and philanthropist. She spent 34 years in the investment management business. She was a keynote speaker at the 2019 Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit - an event that bring some of the world’s best undergraduate students to William and Mary for a weekend. After speaking to the attendees, she sat down with us and shared her three-step formula for success: Passion, advocacy, and initiative.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jul 15 2019

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116 Mark Kurtz - The Business of Local TV News

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How do you get your daily news? We have more options today than ever before: Apps, social media, podcasts, websites, feeds, newsletters and more. As new media continues to take over the news landscape, some traditional media - like magazines and newspapers are struggling. According to a Knight Foundation report released in April, one medium around for more than 60 years is the go-to news source for Americans: Local television news. Mark Kurtz is News Director at WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, a top 50 market. He joins us on the podcast today to talk about local TV news, how it’s changing, and why people continue to choose it as their source for news.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jun 25 2019

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115 Shawn Boyer - Filling an Unmet Need

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Shawn Boyer is a successful entrepreneur. He was the founder and CEO of Snagajob - America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. He also founded and serves as the CEO of GoHappy, a social messaging platform for private groups that focuses on positive sharing and collaboration. For Boyer, being an entrepreneur often means identifying an unmet need. His approach to entrepreneurship is methodical - he took similar approaches and steps to launching both Snagajob and GoHappy. And it’s a formula you can adopt.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 23 2019

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114 Kelly Grier - Leading on a Large Scale

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If you lead a team, whether it’s a team of two or twenty-two, you know leadership is challenging work. Well imagine leading a team of tens of thousands of people spread across the world. Kelly Grier is US Chairman and Managing Partner and America’s Managing Partner for EY. She leads over 70,000 professionals in 31 countries with annual revenue of $15.6 billion. She’s been with EY for 28 years. Grier recently visited William & Mary where she spoke at the annual Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit. She took time to sit down with us and she shared her thoughts on leadership, advice for young professionals, and how EY creates and maintains its special culture.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Apr 17 2019

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113 Matt Siano - Life on Wall Street

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Life and career on Wall Street. It has changed considerably since the days of power ties, suspenders, and slicked back hair. As the world and business continuously evolve, so do the firms and jobs on Wall Street. The number of business school grads pursuing jobs there has dropped compared to years’ past. But, graduates with other degrees and experiences are now employed by Wall Street firms. Matt Siano is Managing Director, General Counsel at Two Sigma Investments, a New York-based hedge fund. He also serves as an adjunct professor at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Siano was here on campus for the recent Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership summit. And while here, he talked with us about his life on Wall Street, how Wall Street has changed, and where it’s headed.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Apr 03 2019

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112 Thomas Tull - Machine Learning and Human Interface

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It’s difficult to put one label on Thomas Tull - he’s an entrepreneur. He’s the founder of Legendary Entertainment, the maker of blockbuster movies. He’s part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he’s an innovator. Tull is the Founder and CEO of Tulco, an operating company that transforms existing businesses by bringing in great management teams and technology. He recently visited with students at William & Mary’s School of Business. Afterwards, he sat down with us to talk about the intersection of machine learning and human interface. When to listen, and when not to listen, and how to have a job and career you love.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Mar 20 2019

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111 Lisa DeNoia & Jeff Werby - The Coworking Movement

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While a traditional professional goes to the office every day, other professionals work from home, often alone and isolated. Those working from home have an alternative: Coworking. By next year, over two million professionals around the world will go to work in shared offices or workspaces where they work independently. Amenities in coworking spaces include office space, conference rooms, private telephone rooms and other necessities professionals seek. Lisa DeNoia and Jeff Werby launched 1701 - a coworking, meeting, and event space in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and it has quickly caught on. They join us today to discuss coworking, the types of professionals it attracts, and how it’s grown from a simple workspace to a collaborative community.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

Jun 12 2018

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110 Kathrine Kimball - The Successful Professional

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As thousands of new college graduates begin their careers this summer, many hope they can find a successful professional whom they can emulate. For young business women, Kathrine Kimball has proven to be a popular role model. Kimball began her career in transfer pricing in 1993. Since then, she has advised clients all over the world as she worked for Deloitte, EY and CRA. Just last year she founded Aptis Global. Less than 12 months later, the International Tax Revue named it Best Newcomer Firm of the Year. In March, Kimball visited William & Mary for the Women’s Stock Pitch Competition and Leadership Summit, hosted by the business school and the Bowley Center for Excellence in Finance. After interacting with students there, she sat down with us to talk about her career and, among other things, the importance of re-inventing yourself, handling difficult situations, and mentoring and helping others.

Learn how the William and Mary Center for Corporate Education can help you and your organization develop your top talent through customized executive education and professional development programs. Visit us at www.wmleadership.com. Thank you for listening.

May 22 2018

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Excellent series, valuable advice

By Grojnarator - Apr 26 2016
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Very valuable advice on a weekly basis. This podcast series has only top-notch guests.

Great podcast!

By kelleywhite - Sep 16 2015
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Very informative and very entertaining. I really enjoyed listening to it. Excited to hear more!