Navigating Forward

Navigating Forward

At the crossroads of uncertainty & opportunity, how do you Navigate Forward? This podcast focuses on making smart choices in a rapidly changing world. Lisa Thee investigates the challenges of being at a crossroads (societal, business, & personal) and finding the opportunities that arise out of disruption. Listen in on Lisa's future-forward conversations with the brightest luminaries, movers, and shakers. She digs into topics such as elevating the human experience, evolution of business, workforce of the future, and fascinating technologies powering the age of digital transformation. Let’s Navigate Forward together and create what’s next! Podcast sponsored by Launch Consulting: launchconsulting.comABOUT THE HOST, LISA THEE. Lisa leads Launch Consulting's Data for Good practice, helping the world's most innovative healthcare, technology, and gaming companies to accomplish some very ambitious goals such as improving digital safety, anti-toxicity, upskilling programs for diverse populations, and applying AI/machine learning for innovation in healthcare. Lisa founded a safety focused software start-up - one which helped scale a leading Cybersecurity AI company to a $40M valuation, and she serves on the Board of Directors for 3 Strands Global Foundation and the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy. Lisa was named to the Top 100 Human Trafficking and Slavery Disruptors List, and has a TEDx talk coming in 2021 on the topic of "Using AI to disrupt Human Trafficking in the Digital Age."

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May 11, 2021 38 min

Lydia Henshaw is passionate about building self-confidence and resiliency in girls. Pre-teen and teen years are a time for girls to discover who they are. These years are full of possibilities, but also come with challenges often faced for the very first time that can falsely define a girls limitations. This is why Lydia founded Moxie Girl - an accessible, action-oriented online platform combined with the personal connection of rea...

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At 22, Mary started with a Fortune 1000 Payroll/HR company at just $13/hour in an admin role, but quickly acquired the skills and training required to advance into mid-market sales. She rapidly found success by listening to clients and always solving their needs; putting their agenda before her own. Even when Mary's sales approach was the direct inverse of corporate, she knew in her heart what was right, and did the job with in...

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Courtney Gregoire serves as Chief Digital Safety Officer and Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Corporation. In this role, Courtney is responsible for Microsoft’s company-wide digital safety strategy to reduce harm from illegal and harmful content online through technology, policy, and partnerships. From 2015-2019, Courtney led Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit work to combat cybercrime against vulnerable populations including c...

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Katie is Chief of Staff at Spectrum Labs. Spectrum Labs is a technology company, platform, and community whose mission is to make the Internet a safer and more valuable place for all. She works closely with the engineering team to build products that enable customers to reach their trust & safety goals.


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Mick is a successful, battle-tested political operative turned entrepreneur and business coach. Shortly after receiving his master’s degree from George Washington University, Mr. McKeown worked for a local 501(c)3 before joining the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS, Mr. McKeown’s assertive approaches and his passion for social advocacy earned him the role of Executive Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council ...

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March 30, 2021 40 min

Teresa is an Emmy Nominated, Age's Creative 50 recipient, and Campaign US Digital 40 over 40 marketing expert. She is also a Woman of Impact and Chief Creative Director of the Woman's March identity & PSA's. 

Her years of creative leadership experience bring innovation, curiosity and strategic thinking to bear on every project, every day. She has worked on both the agency and corporate sides of the business. This has...

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Aila Malik is a values-driven leader, inspiring mission-driven organizations to fulfill promises on their impact. She lives with intention as a compassionate advocate of community kindness, planet protection, and family togetherness. She is deeply committed to contributing to a world in which disparity does not limit people’s access to opportunity.

Her beautifully illustrated children's book, Mommy, Am I American? reminds us of ...

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Kim Box is an Independent Director on the Board of American River Bank (NASDAQ:AMRB) and is Chair of the Finance & Capital Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She's also an Independent Director on the McGrath Rentcorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Board of Directors and a member of the Compensation Committee and Governance Committee. Former CEO and President at Gatekeeper Innovation, Inc. a healthcare company that creates produc...

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Kate Bradley Chernis is the Founder & CEO of Lately, the only social media management platform that creates content FOR you with the power of A.I. View a 60 second sneak peek here: https://youtu.be/RlbRiAwwBiQ.

As a former marketing agency owner, Kate initially created the idea for Lately out of spreadsheets for then-client, Walmart, who saw a 130% ROI, year-over-year for three years.

Prior to founding Lately, Kate served 20 mill...

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February 19, 2021 41 min

President and cofounder of Marinus Analytics, Emily is passionate about creating AI and technology for good, to make a tangible impact on our most pressing social problems, like human trafficking. Ms. Kennedy greatly enjoys telling the stories of impact that Marinus has made in the global community, showcasing the team’s innovative spirit, and bringing life to the company’s core goals and long-term strategy. She routinely advises s...

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February 18, 2021 30 min

Tiana S. Clark is Chief of Staff, Partner Channel Sales at Microsoft She's a women's empowerment coach and an award winning filmmaker for the tween web series, Soci Circle. She is a USAF veteran and was awarded Airman of the Year during her service.


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February 9, 2021 36 min

Lakecia Gunter is VP and GM, IOT Global and Strategic Engagement at Microsoft. She's a visionary senior engineering executive who has also worked at Intel, the Department of Defense, and Motorola. She was recently appointed to the board of directors of Idex Corp.

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Benson is a hands-on technology leader with a strong history leading teams and building systems.  He's had experience in large companies, in consulting, and with multiple startups. He's spent significant portions of his career in Financial Services, Telecommunications, and Aerospace. With his role at Launch Consulting, he is the responsible for technology solutions for large clients in Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Travel ...

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Bob Rogers, PhD, is Expert in Residence for AI at University of California San Francisco SmarterHealth, where he applies his experience solving problems with advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help build world-class medical AI technologies. He is also co-founder of Orchestrated Intelligence, an AI company in Supply Chain. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Harvard Institute for Applied Computational ...

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Dr. Hany Farid is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He has a long tenure of being a forward-facing, thought leader in the areas of video manipulation.  He plays an important role of advising global governments and technology companies on how to stay in front of the trends such as deep fakes, other, other, and other. In a world of misleading (or fake news) news, Dr. Farid is on the front line...

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Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu, an interactive video-calling platform that helps grandparents and parents, read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. She has been the winner or finalist in 30 international and national pitch competitions and is the 59th woman to raise more than $1M in venture funding. Maxeme was most recently appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow a...

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