Boardroom Zen

Boardroom Zen

Looking to play big in your career without putting your personal life on pause? Join Megha as she sits down with a best-in-class leader to unpack strategies on how they maintain Zen-like composure, power through setbacks while remaining true to their purpose in the Boardroom and beyond. After experiencing wild success in corporate America as a Fortune 100 executive, Megha is now the CEO of Boardroom Zen™ - an Executive Coaching & Advisory firm. By applying her signature approach to level up mindset, body, and energy, she helps leaders reach and thrive in big-ticket positions. In 2023, Megha was inducted into Marquis Who’s Who and featured for her unique, integrative approach to elevating leadership performance.


February 2, 2024 25 mins

Meet Sean Ilenrey, an accomplished executive at Dutchie, who is a source of inspiration for leadership and business. Sean is a committed thought leader who works to transform workplaces and promote individual development. Possessing extensive expertise and a sincere enthusiasm for fostering positive work environments, he emphasizes the critical role that values-driven leadership plays in molding people and companies.


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Ever wondered how exceptional boardroom leaders are made? Discover the secrets of building a standout board career in this enlightening conversation.


Joining us in this episode is Ana Dutra, an accomplished Corporate Board Director with over 30 years of global experience. Her extensive portfolio spans private and publicly traded corporations. Ana's leadership roles have included CEO position...

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Have you ever found yourself questioning whether you truly deserve the place you've earned at the table? It's a common experience that even the most accomplished individuals go through. We often doubt our worth and the effort we've put into our work. 


In this episode, Megha shares her experience with overcoming limiting beliefs and offers practical advice to help you get back into alignment with your pow...

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How can you make a meaningful impact and wield influence while remaining authentic?


Join us as Brad Samuels, CEO of Eagle Dock Media, delves into his personal journey and the pivotal influences that have molded his path. 


As a former executive at E.W. Scripps, Bloomberg, Comedy Central and TV One, Brad brings a 

wealth of experience across the media spectrum, from startups to ...

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October 13, 2023 21 mins

Have you ever wondered why some individuals effortlessly command attention, respect, and influence when they walk into a room? The answer lies in their executive presence – a potent quality that can make or break your professional journey. 


Today, Megha Joshi talks about why executive presence is a game-changing asset for ambitious business leaders. She breaks down the two conventional and n...

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Have you ever questioned the real price tag of success in our fast-paced technological world?


Join Emmy award-winning executive and former CTO at Charter Communications, Stephanie Mitchko as she talks about her superpower of connecting with people, her broad interests from 3D printing to woodworking, and her unique perspective on the current technological landscape. From her groundbreaking i...

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Have you ever grappled with the uncertainties that leadership roles bring, especially in today's rapidly evolving world? If that strikes a chord with you, then this episode is tailor-made.


Tune in to hear Sarah Suotoni's transformative insights as she bridges the gap between mind and body, demonstrating how to authentically and gracefully navigate challenges. With over 25 years of experience...

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From his first steps in college with a dream to be a sportscaster to leading communications, globally for Fortune 500 powerhouses like Tenneco, State Farm, United Airlines and Sears Holdings, Chris Brathwaite has walked a path filled with sharp turns, uphill battles, and golden opportunities. 


Join us in this episode as he recounts a journey once described as a 'diamond in the rough,' transi...

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How does one transition from stepping foot in a foreign country to becoming the global head of a multinational corporation? 


Join us for an insightful conversation with Manohar Ashwath, Vice President/Global Head of Cable & Communications at Genpact, as he shares his remarkable journey to success. 


Discover how, as an immigrant of South Asian descent, he embraced ...

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Do you ever wonder how overachievers can reposition themselves for success despite many obstacles? 


Join Megha as she uncovers the strategies and frameworks to help others achieve their goals with more intention and strategy. She'll share the 3-step process for success in the corporate world that has been applied and refined over time. Learn how to slow down, assess your strengths and weaknesses, double ...

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Ever wondered what it takes to pivot from a military career to helming an innovative tech startup? 


In this episode, we explore Charles Woodin's journey to success, the key traits he looks for when vetting entrepreneurs, and how he has crushed imposter syndrome. From serving in the US Air Force for over eight years to becoming the CEO of Geekdom and igniting innovation within San Antonio, Te...

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June 30, 2023 25 mins

Can you guess what our personal brand as a leader has in common with iconic brands like Apple and Nike?


In this episode, Megha delves into the importance of personal branding for leaders and how to use the power of three P’s - Product, Packaging, and Promotion, to create an impeccable personal brand. She shares the iconic Nike story and how they leveraged these three Ps with the launch of Ai...

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In this incredible episode, join Sean Ilenrey, Vice President at Dutchie, as he unveils his extraordinary odyssey from homelessness to becoming an award-winning executive. Delve into the invaluable insights he gained along the way, from cultivating a relentless work ethic to embracing calculated risks in order to unlock his boundless potential. 


Discover how Sean conquered boardrooms brimmin...

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Feeling lost in the world of networking? Eager to uncover the secrets behind cultivating meaningful relationships and maximizing your networking endeavors?


Join Megha in this powerful episode as she unveils the true essence of networking and debunks common myths associated with it. Delve into the compelling reasons for making networking a year-round practice, detached from immediate expectat...

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The media has often misconstrued the realm of negotiation. Ryan Edmiston is here to shed light on the true essence of effective negotiation through constructive and collaborative means.


Ryan Edmiston is the Lead Counsel for Huron Consulting's investment banking practice. He is an accomplished corporate attorney with deep expertise in emerging markets and healthcare. 


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Leaders who recognize the power of storytelling can create a meaningful connection with their employees and customers, inspiring them to work towards a shared purpose. Marta Ronquillo Newhart is a prime example of this approach!


Marta is the Global Chief Marketing, Communication & Brand Officer, most recently for Westinghouse Electric Company. She's led some of the world's most admired Fortu...

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Our experiences and the challenges we conquer shape who we become.


Megha welcomes Michelle Powell, a telecom executive with over three decades of experience in program and product launch. Known for her exceptional focus on customer experience, Michelle shares her journey from a call center agent to becoming the Group Vice President of Field Operations – Standards & Compliance at Charter Comm...

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April 21, 2023 7 mins

Each of us carries trauma from our past experiences, whether it's from the loss of a loved one or an arduous challenge at work. Acknowledging these experiences is crucial because they have the power to shape who we become.


Welcome to the first solo episode of Boardroom Zen, where Megha delves deep into the topic of inner scars that result from emotional pain and recovery. She shares her pers...

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Welcome to Season 2 of Boardroom Zen! 


In this episode, we are joined by Alan Weiss, a world-renowned consultant, speaker, and author who pioneered value-based pricing in consulting. Alan has published over 64 books, including the mega-bestseller – Million Dollar Consulting. His books appear on the top business schools' curriculum, including Wharton. 


Alan shares ...

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Did you know how much of an impact a quick 15-minute conversation can have on your life?


In this episode, Megha sits down with Conor McGowan Smyth, CEO of Fireminds to discuss his incredible leadership journey. A natural risk-taker who trusts his gut instincts and is comfortable when pushing boundaries, Conor explains how a 15-minute conversation with the CEO of Digicel, Bermuda changed the ...

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