Hidden Human: The Stories Behind The Business Leader

Hidden Human: The Stories Behind The Business Leader

Welcome to The Hidden Human, the podcast where we explore the stories behind the business leader. Get ready to hear insights from business leaders speaking candidly about how they became who they are today and the lessons they learned along the way. Hosted by leadership coach and speaker Kelly Meerbott.... Show More

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Liz Dow, author and CEO of LEADERSHIP Philadelphia, joins the program to discuss her vision for the organization and the qualities that the best leaders possess. She reveals some of her most formative experiences, and shares a poignant story about her father's one-of-a-kind interaction with the actor Hugh Jackman. 

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May 7, 2019 41 min

Christina Pirello, bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning host of the PBS television series “Christina Cooks” joins the program to discuss her earliest influences and experiences and how they shaped her attitudes about food. Christina reveals what she learned about food from living in Italy, and how we can use food to heal our bodies, our communities and the world.

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Val Pinkhasov, President of Total Merchant Resources, joins the program to discuss the work that he does helping businesses  get access to working capital, and what it was like to be featured on Shark Tank. Val reveals how he works to instill the values of hard work and humility in his children and the importance of self-reliance. He also discusses the importance of experiencing failure along the way to success. 

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In this special episode, Kelly is joined by her coach, Catherina O'Gorman, Founder of Think Love University and creator of Think Love "A Q.U.E.S.T. For Greatness"  Coach Immersion Training. Kelly reveals the transformation that she has seen in her life and business while working with Catherina, and how the ego can get in the way of our own success. Catherina also reveals a powerful process to instantly shift your thoughts, feelings... Read more

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March 6, 2019 36 min

Bilingual journalist Miguel Martinez-Valle from NBC10 joins the program to discuss how his earliest experiences led to a desire to pursue a career in journalism, and how he deals with having to deliver difficult news. He reveals his favorite story that he's covered so far, and how he dealt with initial disappointments along the way. 

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Jennifer Lynn Robinson, CEO and Founder of Purposeful Networking, joins the program to discuss how she helps people build better relationships with each other. She also shares her experience of recovery from a serious accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury, and how that led her to the work she does today. Discover how to keep going and recreate your life after a major setback or adversity. 

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November 27, 2018 40 min

Producer & Host Phillip Silverstone joins the program to discuss how he prepares for interviews, and the skills that set him apart from other interviewers. He reveals the approach he takes when interviewing celebrities and why he admires Winston Churchill. Discover the importance of stepping outside of your comfort zone and how to stand out from the crowd. 

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November 5, 2018 36 min

Greg Hagin, Managing Director of CCS Fundraising, discusses the formative experiences that led him to be interested in philanthropy and social impact. He reveals what he has learned from personal and professional failures, and the lessons he has learned from mountain climbing. Discover the importance of developing a sense of purpose, meaning and responsibility and how to achieve a better work/life flow. 

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Nicolas Ronco, CEO of YeloSpa, joins the program to discuss the importance of sleep for overall health and the wisdom of the body. Discover the roles of empathy and integrity in leadership and why "soft" skills are really essential business skills. Nicolas also reveals an experience that he had working in India and how it informs his work today. 

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August 23, 2018 33 min

Ziggy Nozile, Morgan’s Pier bartender and founder of Loika clothing line, joins the program to discuss the inspiration that he draws from his mother, who passed away when he was just 5 years old. He reveals the challenges that he faced growing up in Haiti, and how he started a new life in the United States. He also shares the importance for leaders of definining and embodying the values of your company and shares advice for getting... Read more

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Dr. Troy Hall, Chief Strategy Officer at the South Carolina Federal Credit Union, joins the program to discuss why leadership matters and the impact that an effective leader can have on an organization. Dr. Troy shares some of the wisdom and life lessons that he learned from his parents, the difference between being a parent and grandparent, and the power of moving beyond black and white thinking. He also reveals the behaviors that... Read more

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Cordell Carter, Executive Director of the Socrates Program at the Aspen Institute, discusses the importance of finding joy in your life and work, the lessons he learned from his family growing up, and what it was like to hold his daughter in arms for the first time. He also reveals the power of mastering your narrative and the qualities that are necessary for success.

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Former U.S. Ambassador Lisa Gable joins the program to discuss how her family background prepared her for political life. She shares why she enjoys unstructured vacations and having adventures in foreign countries. She also reveals the guiding principles that she lives by and the key questions that she is asking herself about her professional career. 

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Zach Wilcha, Executive Director of The Independence Business Alliance, joins the program to discuss his journey of becoming the first ever leader of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. He reveals the formative experiences that led him to a career of service and the power of listening as a crucial leadership skill. He also shares how reading fiction has helped him as a leader and the social impact of having divers... Read more

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Bill Gehrman, Founder and CEO of En Route, joins the program to discuss how he taps into his passion for hospitality to create exceptional marketing experiences for clients. He reveals how he draws inspiration from music, who his favorite musicians are, and what he's learned from them. Bill shares the guiding principles he learned from his parents and the behaviors that define great leadership. He also provides advice for overcomin... Read more

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Tiffany Tavarez, Vice President of Community Relations at Wells Fargo, discusses the importance of corporate social responsibility and shares how the adversities she faced as a young person led her to a mission of service and giving back to others. Discover the importance of mentorship in becoming a leader and how to ask questions at networking events that create deeper and more authentic connections. Tiffany also shares how her ba... Read more

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February 22, 2018 35 min

Michael Banks, President & CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE joins the program to discuss how he was able to overcome the odds and find success despite being born into poverty. He reveals how developing a survivor's mindset helped him through a challenging transition of leaving a career on Wall Street to pursue his vision of having a bigger impact in the world. He also shares the wisdom that he would ... Read more

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Amber Heinbockel, Senior UX Designer at Google, shares her story of finding passion as an artist and development into a career in user experience design. Amber discusses how her connection with horses as a teenager, has served her both personally and professionally. Amber and Kelly explore the importance of taking ownership for your life and Amber reveals 3 truths that she uses to guide her actions in life and business.

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Monica Steigerwald, Director of Major Gifts at Eisenhower Fellowships, discusses the work that she does to support changemakers worldwide. Monica discusses a project funded by Eisenhower that she found particularly inspiring, and which has impacted over 100,000 people so far.  Monica reveals the lessons that she has learned from her own parents and how she carries those lessons with her today. She also shares a "failure" that she e... Read more

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December 11, 2017 32 min

Canon Wing joins the program to discuss how she has named products that have earned billions worldwide for over two decades. Canon discusses the power of a name, and what makes a great name for a product or service. Canon explores the idea of naming as an invitation to our higher self, and the difference between a label and a name. Canon also shares how the power of naming helped her boyfriend find healing after an illness. 

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