R.O.G. Return on Generosity

R.O.G. Return on Generosity

A half hour interview show featuring innovative leaders who cultivate a culture of giving, belonging and thriving together. In each episode, we’ll explore how generosity at work impacts the bottom line and address cultural dynamics, team behavior and peer relationships.

Episodes

August 3, 2021 29 min

43. Dr. Jabari Whitehead

“It's interesting to acknowledge that race is a human construct. You're saying we're mammals, we're part of this species, but somewhere along the line, some got ranked and color became a differentiating factor that was used against people.”

 

 

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Jabari Whitehead, Ed.D. is the Principal of Chatham Park Elementary School in the Haverford School District and an adjunct profes...

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42. Susan Jin Davis - People First

“If people aren't first, I don't think you can have a good team. And I don't think you remember that there's people on that team and that those people are individuals that you have responsibility for as a leader.”

 

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Susan Jin Davis has 30 years of experience in the telecommunications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. She currently serves as Socia...
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41. Lain Hensley - The Odyssey of Giving

“...in the spirit of generosity and the spirit of giving, that was the moment where it stopped me and I thought, wow, have I given enough?”

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Lain Hensley is the Head Dream Chaser & Co-Founder of Odyssey Teams

In 2014, Lain won a hard-fought battle against cancer and he hasn’t taken a minute of life for granted since. A master of metaphors, he uses stories and emotio...

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40. Noha Abdalla - CMO MyEyeDr. - Vision and Values

“Hindsight being 2020, it is character building...You never want to be different. You never want to stand out as a kid...I realized that it was a huge advantage and benefit because it taught me how to be proud of who I am, how to stand up for my beliefs.”

 

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Noha Abdalla is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at MyEyeDr. and is leading the marketing innovation and...

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July 6, 2021 29 min

39. Nathalie Walton - Expectful

“One of the ways that we're generous is, is by holding the space to have those conversations because people need to have those difficult conversations…I think we're most generous when we listen to our users and provide an avenue to have conversations about things where people just aren't having conversations about.”

 

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Nathalie is the CEO of Expectful, the #1 meditation...

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38. Jennifer Brown - Inclusive Leadership

"When you're Advocate Level [Phase 4 in Jennifer's Inclusive Leader Model], you're really swinging every day, fearlessly, tirelessly, unapologetically. You don't wait for permission." — Jennifer Brown

 

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Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, author, and diversity and inclusion expert who is deeply passionate about bui...

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37. Kevin Schnieders - Servant Leadership

"If you don't love them [people], don't lead them." — Kevin Schnieders

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Kevin Schnieders is the CEO and President of EDSI. Striving to be the solution for companies and people in transition, EDSI is a workforce development, customized training and consulting company. The company focuses on providing innovative solutions to close workforce skills gaps around...

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June 15, 2021 29 min

36. Shameka Young - Cognizant

 

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As Cognizant’s VP and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), Shameka Young is responsible for driving a more integrated global and regional approach to diversity and inclusion through data insights across the employee experience. She represents Cognizant as a founding partner on The World Economic Forum’s initiative on racial justice, and has been the Executive Sponsor ...

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35. Annie Howell - Crown Media Family Networks

 

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Annie Howell Chief Communications Officer at Crown Media, home of Hallmark Channel. She is a communications, training and coaching executive with over 30 years of experience leading teams that excel in strategic communications, television publicity and promotion, crisis communications, public relations, reputation management, brand launches, events and awareness buil...

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34. Justin Connolly - The Walt Disney Company

 

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As President of Platform Distribution for Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED), Justin Connolly oversees all third-party media sales efforts for distribution, affiliate marketing and affiliate-related business operations for all of the Company's direct-to-consumer services and linear media networks; content sales agreements for General Entertainmen...

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May 25, 2021 29 min

33. Nicky Westhead - Arloesan

Imagine if leaders were measured and rewarded on their emotional intelligence, their empathy skills, their acts and demonstrations of generosity?

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Nicky is a Global Executive Leadership Pioneer, Coach and Group Engager blending thirty years as a Professional Certified and Organizational Leadership Coach, Chartered Psychologist, founder and entrepreneur in her business Arloesan, named a...

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32. Matt Zelesko - Comcast - 25

Being generous, expressing gratitude. And when we see success, rewarding that and encouraging that I think is is critical.

Guest Info:

Matt Zelesko is the SVP and Chief Technology Officer at Comcast. He leads the product organization, which focuses on delivering best in class products in three key areas: Digital Home, including xFi and Xfinity Home; Entertainment, encompassing X1, Flex and Stre...

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May 11, 2021 29 min

31. Dena Herrin - Girls Inc.

A girl may love to code. But if she gets pregnant, or if she doesn't have the confidence to walk into an AP math class full of boys, or she gets suspended for fighting, well, it's going to be a lot harder for her to be successful in that coding career that she loves.

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Dena Has served as the Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey since J...

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May 4, 2021 29 min

30. David Mansilla - ISU Corp

Guest Info:

David Mansilla is the CEO and Founder of ISU Corp and HubLinked and is also the author of the #1 International Bestselling book, Breaking Out of Corporate Jail. David works as a business advisor for technology and marketing companies and is a real estate and angel investor.?

David moved to Canada at the age of 19 with his wife and one-year-old daughter. ?Over the next 20 years, he and ...

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29. AAPI Voices - Susan Jin Davis - Global Impact Leader

"The answer was like, shut up and be like these model minorities who are not asking for such outrageous things as equality and justice. They're not complaining!"

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Susan Jin Davis, former Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of Comcast NBCUniversal, is an industry expert and senior CSR executive with over 25 years of experience in communications, med...

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28. AAPI Voices - Nydia Han - 6ABC Action News

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Nydia Han is an Emmy award winning television journalist, TEDx speaker, and creator of #ThisIsAmerica, a provocative three-part documentary series about racism and the diverse American experience. 

Nydia co-anchors 6abc Action News Sundays and is the station’s consumer investigative reporter. She gets real results for Action News viewers by troubleshooting issues and ...

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27. AAPI Voices - Kenneth Wong - CIG Asia, Ltd.

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Mr. Wong is a principal in NavPac Advisors, LLC that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to both the US and China markets. NavPac Advisors, LLC, under the leadership of Mr. Wong, assists US entities navigate through the complexities of developing strategies and building working relationships in China. In a very short period of time, entities in China realized t...

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26. AAPI Voices - Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke - APAICS

"Learning about people is so important." — Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke

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Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke is a nationally recognized civil rights leader and a member of U.S.A Today’s Inaugural Leaders of Change. As President & CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and Founder and Principal of Arum Group, LLC, she bring...

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25. AAPI Voices - Lisa Chang - The Coca-Cola Company

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Lisa Chang is the Global Chief People Officer for The Coca Cola Company, overseeing the company’s talent and people strategies, culture, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.  In her role, which she has held since 2019, she is responsible for leading the company’s global people, strategy, aligned to the company’s purpose of refreshing the world and making ...

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24. Make Life Better: "B" the Force for Good. Part 2

”Those who really want to have a successful career at Saxbys thrive because they get so much feedback, because we communicate so openly with such are. We care about ourselves and our own reputations and about you as a fellow member of the Saxbys’ tribe.” 

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Nick Bayer has always been in the business of bringing people together, whether it’s as one of Philad...

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