July 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30948.mp3 Cornelia Gamlem - President of GEMS Group ltd and Author of  The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition and The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, Speaker, and HR expert [caption id="attachment_22072" align="alignright" width="150"] Cornelia Gamlem[/caption] Cornelia Gamlem SPHR is President of the GEMS Group ltd., a management consulting firm that offers Human Resources solutions. She co-authored "The Big Book of HR" and "Roadmap to Success: 5 Steps to Putting Action Into Your Affirmative Action Plan." She has held a number of leadership positions with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), including serving on its National Board of Directors and chairing its Workplace Diversity Committee, serving on the Global Forum Board of Directors and on the Workplace Diversity Panel. Her expertise provided her the opportunity to testify before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on three occasions.   Michael Hahn - Cultural Transformation Expert, Motivational Speaker and Author of Hero Habits [caption id="attachment_22074" align="alignright" width="150"] Michael Hahn[/caption] Michael Hahn is an authority and international speaker on organizational culture, employee engagement, and personal mastery. He speaks to audiences across North America at conferences, sales kickoffs, and corporate events. Michael’s impact at Allstate Insurance and other high growth organizations has been attributed to his grassroots approach to engaging employees in the culture movement. His ACES model and his "Culture Change Handbook" have been featured in dozens of articles and publications for a variety of organizations and associations. In 2015, he won the Public Relations Society of America Award for Brand Management and Reputation for his leadership of the Allstate Ambassador culture movement. He has twenty-plus years of corporate experience in finance, strategy, biz development, HR, and corporate relations. Michael leverages his vast experience to provide culture consulting and executive coaching to senior leaders seeking to create their own Hero Culture.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30946.mp3 Dr. Jeff Thompson - Pediatrician, Executive Advisor (former CEO) Gundersen Health System and Author of Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community [caption id="attachment_21989" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Thompson[/caption] Dr. Jeff Thompson is executive advisor and CEO Emeritus at Gundersen Health System. He is also a pediatrician, author, and speaker on values-based leadership. Jeff’s experience in leadership is far-reaching, having led diverse teams before holding multiple senior executive roles, including fourteen years as a CEO responsible for a staff of 7000, hundreds of thousands of patients, and a billion dollars of the community’s money. His long experience as an intensive care pediatrician and senior executive has shown him how leading from one’s values has the power to affect long-term meaningful change. During his tenure, Gundersen Health System was recognized across the country by independent healthcare rating organizations for high-quality patient care. It has also earned the highest honors of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Award for 2012 through 2016 and the White House Champions of Change award in 2013. Dr. Thompson is a founding member and past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and he serves on boards for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, the Wisconsin Statewide Value Committee, and Practice Greenhealth. Dr. Thompson has authored and been featured in many articles, book chapters, and abstracts on healthcare, leadership and sustainability topics. He is the author of "Lead True: Live Your Values, Build Your People, Inspire Your Community."   Nguyen Tran - Illegal Restaurateur and Author of Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant [caption id="attachment_21986" align="alignright" width="150"] Nguyen Tran[/caption] In 2009, newly unemployed Nguyen Tran and his new bride, Thi, launched an underground and illegal restaurant in their apartment in North Hollywood. Within several weeks, their underground operation became the #1 Asian fusion restaurant in all of Los Angeles, catching the attention of celebrity chefs like Roy Choi and Los Angeles Times critic Jonathan Gold. The city health inspector threatened to arrest Nguyen if he didn't shut down immediately. Dismissing the threat completely, Nguyen and Thi operated their restaurant, Starry Kitchen, in black ops mode until they went legit, turning Starry Kitchen into a mainstay of Los Angeles burgeoning food scene. "Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian Inspired Recipes from Americas Most Famous Underground Restaurant" chronicles this remarkable DIY story from the restaurants unlikely origin to its shiny new brick and mortar restaurant in Echo Park. The Los Angeles Times featured Starry Kitchen on their “101 Best Restaurants” list two years in a row, and they were recently announced as one of LA Weekly's Essential 99 restaurants in ALL of LA. The story has been told in The New Yorker, New York Times, NPR and Food & Wine magazine, among other publications.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/30942.mp3 Joe Valley - Director of Brokerage Services at Quiet Light Brokerage, Inc. [caption id="attachment_22067" align="alignright" width="150"] Joe Valley[/caption] Joe Valley is an equity partner at Quiet Light Brokerage. He joined the firm in 2012 after selling his own eCommerce business through Quiet Light Brokerage. Joe has personally closed over $35,000,000 in transactions and is now the Director of Brokerage Services. Quiet Light helps owners sell their web-based businesses. Joe understands the importance of valuation and exit planning, and he finds the best approach is to plan well in advance of a sale in order to get maximum value. Owners sell so they can retire, because of partners that are not working out, they need to take some money “off the table,” or they are startup entrepreneurs looking to move onto their next project. Joe has sold types of all web based businesses including SaaS, eCommerce, Amazon FBA, Affiliate, and many others. Joe recently wrote "10 Steps to Selling Your Amazon Business," that walks all web based business owners through the process of a business valuation, calculating taxes, listing the business for sale and all the way through to closing, training and transition.   Jim Ward - Founder of New Directions and Author of New Directions: Successful Strategies for Career, the Workplace, and Personal Growth [caption id="attachment_22069" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Ward[/caption] Jim Ward is a Human Capital consultant and a certified Professional Coach. He provides HR consulting, as well as executive, career and organizational coaching through his firm New Directions Consulting. He has over 25 years of experience in corporate Human Resources and Consulting, including domestic and international positions. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Jim spent 15 years at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as their Executive Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources and with Salomon Brothers, Inc. where he held executive level positions in their New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong offices. In his seven years in Asia, he led the expansion of Salomon’s business throughout the Asian region. Having had the benefit of living and working in Asia during his corporate career, Jim understands the importance of diversity, cultural sensitivity and globalization. Jim received his Coaching Certification (PCC) through the Columbia University Coaching Certification program and he holds accreditation as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Society of Human Resources Certification Institute. From 2004 through 2007, Jim served on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Human Resources at Wharton Business School. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and professional association/groups and he is a member of the International Coach Federation.       ...