A Leadership Beyond

A Leadership Beyond

Waiting for a new normal? Don't hold your breath. It's not really new and it's not really normal. Go ahead and breathe. We've long endured change. It's just happening faster, so it feels more extreme. To thrive in these choppy waters, we can reevaluate and reinvent. You can do it. But not alone. Even if you could, what fun would that be? Tom Rosenak and Adrienne Guerrero are talent optimization specialists who can help us navigate this complex moment in the working world. If you’re feeling lost, isolated or simply seeking professional camaraderie, you’re invited to join our community today. We look forward to meeting you. Breathe: it will be fun. And we’ll navigate it together.


November 22, 2022 42 min

Our guest this week is Liz Brigham. Liz is the W. Spencer Mitchem Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Davidson College.  

Liz has had vast and varied experiences in her career, which includes Disney, industrial supply distribution, and leadership in a global financial company. That journey finally led to her current role of being a catalyst for innovation and entrep...

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The principals at A Leadership Beyond are Predictive Index practitioners precisely because we are passionate about putting people at the center of leading change at the global and local level. Putting people first is the right thing to do, but we need to establish the business case as well as the moral case. Without a framework (Talent Optimization and tools (Predictive Index Assessment), even the most well-intentioned people initi...

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The Power of Founder & Force Multiplier 

Manal Keen, CEO of Founder & Force Multiplier brings passion and commitment to every conversation.  

In this conversation, Manal gives us her story, the drive behind her biggest why, as well as a good overview of the book The Founder & The Force Multiplier

We won’t give too much away, but her career journey toward her “why” is amazing – relatable and inspiring. She excelled in ...

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Hire the Right People - A Conversation with Dan Adams


We are excited to share our conversation with Dan Adams, an experienced Learning & Development Leader who is passionate about Tech, Cars, and Saving the Planet. 


In this conversation we are taking a case study approach to demonstrate the practical application of using Predictive Index to quickly hire the right people to execute a new strategy. 


This is a case study on ...

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September 27, 2022 33 min

Our guest this week is Amy Riley, author of The Courage of a Leader.   

Amy has spent decades teaching leaders how to step up, inspire, engage, and get extraordinary results. She helps them lead with courage.  

"I want to help leaders, there is so much coming at them from all directions. I want to support them. If leaders are doing it correctly, there is a lot of processing and a lot of care, and a lot of head and heart that g...

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Our guest this week is T. Falcon Napier, an internationally-recognized human development expert, specializing in sales, leadership and change management. He is the Founder of the Institute for Productive Tension® — an organization that researches the role of Productive Tension® in human performance.

Mr. Napier is best known for bringing the principles, tools and techniques of professional Tension Management® to corporate audiences ...

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On this episode of A Leadership Beyond podcast, we had a conversation with Dr. Julie Pham, author of the book, 7 forms of respect.

Julie Pham was born in Vietnam, came to the United States with her parents as a boat person. That is a strong part of her identity, and she learned early both the challenges and rewards of being bicultural. She had to adapt to being Vietnamese at home, American at school and work. Added to this is her ...

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“Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” -Vince Lombardi 

In this episode of A Leadership Beyond we had the pleasure of interviewing Tiffany Prince, author of Top of the Mountain Leadership.

Tiffany refers to herself as an “accidental trainer.” She excelled as an individual contributor in biotech pharma and was promoted. She found herself thrust into a position with responsibility for others. She quickly realized this ...

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August 2, 2022 31 min

Our guest this episode is Naval Flight officer and COO of Wolf Management Solutions, Ron Higgs. We had the opportunity to discuss how to cultivate the mindset of a Naval flight officer, and how to translate these attributes into success for our unique leadership journey.

Here are a few insights you’ll get from listening to this dynamic conversation with Ron:

-The three components to ensure we learn from every mission: Aviate, Navig...

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July 19, 2022 34 min

In this week's conversation we spoke with Damaris Patterson Price. Damaris uses story and the power of metaphor without ever losing mooring to the practical action needed to be our best as leaders.

In our conversation, Damaris refers to Shakespeare and Gulliver’s Travels, but the emphasis remains, as her book promises, on straight answers about how we can unlock our truest leadership power.

Here are a few highlights from our co...

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“Everyone has a plan until they get hit in the mouth.” ~Mike Tyson

A recurring theme in our community is that COVID has challenged our assumptions, forced us to rethink strategy, and raise our leadership game. And it has led many of us to amazing transformational change, whether we intended to or not.

The journey of leading transformational change must always begin in each of us, AND fortunately we never do it alone. The best we ca...

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June 21, 2022 28 min

“Good questions inform, great questions transform” -Ken Coleman 

Asking the right questions, with clear intention is fundamental to personal transformation.  This episode’s guest, Heather H. Bennett, brings over two decades of experience as a marketing strategist to life in her excellent book:  Fun and Fulfilling Careers One Question at a Time 

Heather’s brilliance is to help us discover our personal brand. Rather than tell us, He...

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June 7, 2022 27 min

Leading Through Transition 

We usually feature a guest on our bi-monthly podcast. This time Tom and Adrienne chat about leading transitions. This conversation is timely as we enter a new season. Summer disrupts schedules for all of us.

Our schedules have been disrupted for multiple reasons over the last couple years. Add this “normal” transition to the mix and emotions run high.  

Adrienne points out that, it’s not the change, it’s...

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In this week’s episode we speak with Lee Mozena, founder of Zena Consulting. Lee has a background that positions her well to support leaders as they navigate the challenges of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

Lee has vast experience in Marketing communication; she facilitates strategic conversations for business, government, and community leaders with a lens on diverse populations She asks the necessary tough questions that ...

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This week we have an insightful conversation with Judy Ringer, author of Turn Enemies Into Allies.

If you know any martial art, you already recognize how the principles can be applied to resolving conflict. Aikido is a martial art with a core principle of non-harm. “Render the attack harmless without harming the opponent.” Our conversation with Judy gets right to the center of how this practice can be applied.

Judy Ringer was in Re...

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April 26, 2022 31 min

This week we are sharing our conversation with Catherine Johns, author of Show Up and Shine.

When it comes to communication, Catherine Johns wrote the book. And did the radio show. And gave the talk. Catherine’s audience benefits from her years of experience on the stage and in the studio.

What do you say about yourself, your work, and the value you offer? And how are you perceived while you say it?

Catherine offers a practical pat...

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April 12, 2022 38 min

An insightful conversation with Ann Latham, author of The Power of Clarity. 

Before becoming an independent consultant, Ann asked for feedback to determine the core value she provided.  The answers she got pointed in one direction: Ann creates clarity out of complicated issues. She points out that people often don't know they are looking for clarity. They know they want to solve a problem. 

During our conversation with Ann, we ...

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A thrilling interview with Dr. Nadya Zhexembayva! Dr. Nadya is a scientist, entrepreneur, author, and a 4-time TEDx speaker specializing in resilience and reinvention. This conversation with Nadya is rich and chock full of reinvention tips applicable at the individual, team, organization, and community level.  

Reinvention is messy and certainly not a straight line. In her book, 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑒...

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This week we are honored to hear the story of one career journey.   

The frenetic pace of our work and the challenges of each day make it difficult to take a moment to step back, zoom out, and reflect on our own career journey. This neglect can result in our being swept away in a river of reactivity rather than designing a career that challenges us, grows us, fulfills us, and allows our strengths to expand our contribution. Do not ...

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March 1, 2022 33 min
A conversation about Ethical Influence with Brian Ahearn, personally trained by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D., and one of only a dozen Cialdini trainers in the world.

Among the valuable gems in this stimulating conversation with Brian:

* 3 things that differentiate ethical influence from manipulation

* A concise summary of the 7 principles of persuasion

* An acronym to help us D.E.A.L. with differing styles

* Concrete examples to help ...

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