October 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31210.mp3 Dr. Robert Sutton - Stanford Professor and Author of The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt [caption id="attachment_23207" align="alignright" width="150"] Bob Sutton[/caption] Dr. Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science at Stanford. He is a co-founder of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (know as “the d school”). Dr. Sutton studies leadership, innovation, scaling excellence, organizational change, and workplace dynamics. He has published over 150 articles on these topics in peer-reviewed journals and the popular press. He has written several books and his two books "The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t" and "Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…. and Survive the Worst" are New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His honors include the award for the best paper in the Academy of Management Journal, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the award for the best article in the Academy of Management Review. His book "Hard Facts" was selected as the best business book of 2006 by the Toronto Globe and Mail. Dr. Sutton was named as one of 10 “B-School All-Stars” by BusinessWeek.  He was described as one of the “professors who are influencing contemporary business thinking far beyond academia.” In 2014, the London Business School honored him with the Sumantra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management. He is a Fellow at IDEO and a Senior Scientist at Gallup.   Dana Spinola - CEO and Owner at fab'rik [caption id="attachment_23210" align="alignright" width="150"] Dana Spinola[/caption] Dana Spinola is the founder of a retail chain with 40 stores and counting! fab’rik is a franchised women’s fashion retailer offering trending styles with fair pieces and accessible prices. They pride ourselves on a unique, personalized shopping experience with no attitude or sticker shock. Dana left corporate America to pursue her dream of owning a clothing boutique where everyone could afford to feel beautiful, meaning high style with heart. Her concept of fashion under $100, but with high quality, and ensuring first class customer service paved the way for fab’rik’s success. She founded free fab’rik, a nonprofit organization that provides free shopping sprees for girls who need it most. Dana truly believes clothing can changes lives! She recently won the Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31205.mp3 Ryan Wilson - Co-founder & CEO at The Gathering Spot [caption id="attachment_23198" align="alignright" width="150"] Ryan Wilson[/caption] Ryan Wilson is CEO and Co-founder of The Gathering Spot. Ryan and his co-founder T.K. Peterson identified the need for a home for all types of professionals to have a private membership experience that supplements their business and social interests. The Gathering Spot was created in 2014. They were frustrated they could not find a business gathering spot for all people, at all points in their careers, with a unique mix of activities. As CEO, Ryan is responsible for the club's management and strategic vision. A lawyer by training, Ryan went on a search for the right market and knew Atlanta was perfect. After two years of raising capital, planning and real estate searches, they found a perfect home just west of downtown Atlanta. The Southern Railways company first established the complex in 1911, as a turntable rail yard. The Gathering Spot is now housed inside of a historical railroad landmark, and opened its doors in March 2016. It quickly established itself as a home for Atlanta’s creators, entrepreneurs, executives, artists and forward thinkers.  The venue offers a full restaurant and bar, office spaces, meeting spaces, and great events.   Barbara Mitchell - HR Speaker, Consultant and Author of The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition [caption id="attachment_23201" align="alignright" width="150"] Barbara Mitchell[/caption] Barbara Mitchell is the Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group. The group is a human resources and organizational development consulting practice that helps a wide variety of clients on issues around people — hiring, retaining, and engaging the best talent available. Most of her career was spent in senior HR leadership positions with Marriott International, Human Genome Sciences and as co-owner and Principal of The Millennium Group, LLC. She entered the HR side of business after gaining a strong general foundation but immediately felt at home. Barbara has  served on the board of directors of the Employment Management Association, a professional emphasis group of the Society of HR Managers (SHRM) and has been president of several SHRM chapters. She is a passionate supporter of the SHRM Foundation. She is the co-author of The Essential HR Handbook, A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager of HR Professional, which was published by Career Press in 2008. She contributed to "On Staffing—Advice and Perspective from HR Leaders" and "Cover Letter for Dummies." Barbara is a frequent speakers to business groups and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Fortune, and the New York Times.   Kristen Hadeed - Founder at Student Maid, Speaker and Author of Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead by Doing (Almost) Everything Wrong [caption id="attachment_23204" align="alignright" width="150"] Kristen Hadeed[/caption] Kristen Hadeed is the founder and CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company that uses college students as cleaners. She spends much of her time helping businesses across the country improve their workplace cultures, especially with regards to Millennial staff. Kristen says she "has never met a person I don’t believe in." Student Maid only hires students with high GPAs and she has fostered a unique perspective on leadership, organizational culture and engaging the next generation. She is an expert in developing and teaching practical skills while inspiring people to take action. After her first leadership disaster, which resulted in three-quarters of her workforce quitting on the spot, to opening her company’s second location run by Millennials, Kristen has learned to create a work environment that brings out the best in people. Student Maid has grown to employ hundreds of people, has an industry-leading retention rate and is known for a culture of trust, accountability and empowerment. Many of her employees have gone on to run their own businesses and receive highly sought-after positions in companies around the world. Kristen and Student Maid have been featured by news outlets including PBS, FOX and Forbes, and her TED Talk has received more than two million hits on YouTube.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31199.mp3 Dr. Tina Seelig - Professor at Stanford University and Author of Creativity Rules: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and into the World [caption id="attachment_23356" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Tina Seelig[/caption] Tina Seelig is a faculty director of the Stanford University Technology Ventures Program where she focuses on developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders. She has written several books on innovation and entrepreneurship, including What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20  (2009), inGenius (2012), and Creativity Rules (2017). Tina earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School where she studied neuroplasticity, founded a multimedia company, has written two books on the chemistry of cooking, and designed a dozen science card games for kids. She has been honored with the Olympus Innovation Award, the Silicon Valley Visionary Award, and the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizing her as a national leader in engineering educational.     Kari Nissena - Actress, Producer, Acting Biz Coach at Actor Transformation  [caption id="attachment_23195" align="alignright" width="150"] Kari Nissena[/caption] Kari Nissena is an award-winning American actress, and has performed extensively on both the stage and screen. Her hundreds of acting credits include film, television, theater, radio, commercials, voice-overs, and more. She has also produced dozens of films, webisodes, and other projects and events in the entertainment industry. Based on this industry expertise, she has become a speaker and business coach for actors, and she has coached thousands of actors how to get more auditions, win more work, sign with agents or managers, and get free press. Kari helps actors take control of their careers, develop a mindset for success, and get on red carpets. Kari has worked alongside and coached with some of the most respected career coaches and industry leaders in Hollywood. Her site, Actor Transformation, is committed to helping actors find success in their careers by providing industry education, motivation, and resources. Get her newsletter here!     ...