Pilot Season

Farnaz Wallace, Author, Consultant, Former CMO

Episode 7. In this week’s trap, Farnaz shares her perspectives on the emerging global cultures reflected in the reshaping of US demographics and the implications for how companies position their products to this emerging marketplace as well as how they … More & Listen…

Joel Trammell, CEO and Founder, Khorus Software

Episode 6. In this week’s trap, Joel shares lessons learned from moving to the CEO when formerly the head of a given discipline, 3 types of employees and the impact of each employee’s departure, hiring A & B players, and … More & Listen…

David Altounian, Associate Dean of Academic Programs and MBA Program Director, St. Edward’s University

Episode 5. In this week’s trap, Dr. Altounian discusses first-time entrepreneurial traps, taking mentoring advice too literally, traps that founder’s make with their first hires, taking risks at Dell, and hiring for diversity – traps inherent to small companies. Dr. … More & Listen…

Lisa Blanton, Consultant, Author, and former COO, CFO, CHRO

Episode 4. In this week’s trap, Lisa shares her perspectives on hiring the “whole person,” absolute power, defining where a company thrives when it may be struggling in key metrics, limiting perks to the family of closely held companies, the … More & Listen…

Catherine Morse, Employment Law

Episode 3. In this week’s trap Catherine provides an employment law perspective on how leaders enter the trap zone. Topics range from social movements’ impact in the workplace, rogue leaders, “the naive hugger” and more. Catherine has served in senior-level … More & Listen…

Shawn Freeman, COO Phlur

Episode 2. In this week’s trap Shawn shares his perspectives as an entrepreneurial leader. Listeners will hear Shawn’s learnings on building a socially conscious company, tying scent to memory (that’s right!), balancing investor interest and leadership independence to run the … More & Listen…

Ron West, Speaker, Executive Coach, Trainer, Author

Episode 1. In this week’s trap, Ron explores ingrained behaviors of leadership, psychological safety for the coach/leader relationship, leading vs. managing, the trap of getting stuck, and much more. His vast range of experience as CEO, executive coach, and strategic … More & Listen…