Pilot Season

Ed Burger, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. David’s Foundation

Episode 12. In this week’s Trap, Dr. Edward (Ed) Burger reflects on his significant career shift at the beginning of 2020, moving from President of Southwestern University to President & CEO of St. David’s Foundation. Ed discusses his fuller career … More & Listen…

Eric Spencer, The Corporate Bartender

Episode 11. In this week’s Trap, Eric Spencer provides years of experience guiding leaders in expanding their knowledge, behaviors, and approach to running high-performance teams. He references the all-too-common trap leaders fall into of avoiding the difficult task of addressing … More & Listen…

Rob Lynch, Founder and Managing Director of Burst Consulting, Former CEO

Episode 10. In this week’s Trap, Rob Lynch shares his perspectives as a ‘serial entrepreneur’, having been the CEO of four start-ups that were all successfully acquired. Rob addresses his maturation as a CEO and what leads to being a … More & Listen…

Nancy Giordano, Strategic Futurist, Founder/CEO

Episode 9. In this week’s Trap, Nancy Giordano joins us to discuss the future of “Leadering” (also the title of her new book). Her background of advising some of the top global brands such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Sprint, and Acumen, … More & Listen…

Jimmy Treybig, Startup Advisor, Former CEO

Episode 8. In this week’s Trap, Jimmy Treybig stopped by for a quick chat. If you don’t know Jimmy, you don’t know tech. So…it’s time for a quick bit of education on a key chapter in the history of technology … More & Listen…

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…