Strata Leadership Show

Strata Leadership Show

The Strata Leadership Show is a podcast dedicated to helping you gain clarity, lead effectively, and drive results for yourself, your team, and your organization. www.


December 17, 2021 31 mins

Interviewing with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. is Dr. Angela Passarelli.

Dr. Passarelli is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Charleston, SC, and Director of Research at the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School. She also serves as a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab and an instructor of executive education at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.


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Speaking with Nathan Mellor on the Strata Leadership Show is Peter Arnstein. 

Peter brings a wealth of valuable experience in corporate finance and capital markets to executive coaching for individuals, teams, and enterprises. His approach is action and outcome-oriented. Clients embrace practices that unleash their potential to get past obstacles, aim higher and surpass what they once considered not possible. The path incl...

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Steve McConaghie is the Vice President of Leadership and Training at MorningStar Senior Living in Denver, CO. Steve worked in non-profit for 25 years before transitioning to senior living six years ago. Steve was drawn to MorningStar by its commitment to provide outstanding care to seniors, to Honor God, and to serve the poor. MorningStar operates 30 communities and currently has 12 in development. Steve’s avocation is serving the ...

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Speaking with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. on the Strata Leadership Show is Erika Lucas, co-founder of StitchCrew, an organization focused on building a more equitable economy through entrepreneurship. In collaboration with NBA Team the Oklahoma City Thunder, she established an accelerator program to support entrepreneurs in the middle of the country. Erika also founded VEST, a curated community of C-suite women working together to expedit...

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Speaking with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. is Cinthya L. Allen, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer.

In her role as Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, Cinthy a is member of the leadership cabinet within the City of Norman municipal government system.  She is responsible for initiating a new business segment to include the development of mission and vision principles to support Diversity & Equity thr...

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Talking with Nathan Mellor is Valerie Hope, Strata Certified Trainer, Leadership Coach, Professional Speaker, and CEO of Connect to Joy, LLC. 

Valerie is a curious and creative learner, which has set her apart in becoming an accomplished leadership coach and professional speaker. Valerie is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

For the past 20 years, Valeri...

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Talking with Nathan Mellor is Andrew Robinson, Chief Human Resources Officer for CKE Restaurants.

Robinson joined CKE in August 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer, overseeing the human resources, internal/corporate communications, assets protection, and corporate facilities functions at the corporate office in Franklin, TN. 

Robinson joined CKE from Starr Restaurants, a James Beard award-winning collection of boutique restaurants....

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Mike Beckham graduated Summa Cum Laude from the OU Business College in 2003. 

Mike began his career working with the worldwide non-profit Christian ministry CRU.  Since transitioning to the business world, he has been a part of founding and operating several e-commerce businesses that have cumulatively generated more than 1 billion in revenue. 

Most recently, Mike has served as CEO and co-founder of Simple Modern.  Simple Modern has ...

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Lee Roland currently acts as the Executive Director of a non-profit, Hope United, a pastor at The Parish in Oklahoma City, as well as a Public Speaker, Education Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Southern Nazarene University. Lee has lovingly worked as a public school educator and administrator for over 30 years. He is formerly the proud principal of Tulakes Elementary School in the Putnam City School District. His b...

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Angie currently serves as Vice President for Global HR and Talent for the Home Services Group for ConvaTec.  Her career with the organization started nearly four years ago and in that short span, the company has more than doubled its number of employees across two continents.  Angie is a die-heart sooner fan with two degrees from OU including a Doctorate of Law.

She practiced for several years as in-house counsel for Oklahoma Farm B...

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Kevin Claypool, Director of Learning and Development at Anheuser-Busch, visits with Dr. Nathan Mellor on his path to leadership and the learning and development industry.

A leadership development and training professional with more than 14 years of practical facilitating, training, curriculum development, and team management experience, Claypool is proficient in training design, curriculum research, measurement, and missio...

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Paul Crawford serves OrderMatic Electronics as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Paul joined OrderMatic in 2016, rebuilding and restoring a company after its founder, Bill Cunningham, passed in 2011. Under his leadership, OrderMatic has outperformed its last eight years, strengthened itself in the quick-service restaurant industry during a brutal pandemic, and realigned current values with past core company beliefs to laun...

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Speaking with Dr. Nathan Mellor on the Strata Leadership Show is Ryan Brown, Managing Director for Management at Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. 

The Institute is committed to ensuring that the services it provides to students are of the highest quality and achieve the greatest impact on the development of Rice students as leaders, and Ryan oversees all measurement initiatives to this end. He regula...

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Join Dr. Nathan Mellor on The Strata Leadership Show as he interviews Leadership Expert, Executive Coach, and Award-Winning Author Libby Gill.

Gill grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. Starting her career as an assistant at Embassy Communications, a television company founded by the legendary Norman Lear, Libby survived three mergers to become ...

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Summer Wyers, MBA, LPC, SHRM-CP, serves as Human Resources Manager at RAE Corporation in Pryor, OK. Nestled in the heart of the Mid America Industrial Park, RAE Corporation is known for its specialized design and production of engineered heating, cooling, and refrigeration systems. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and works with individuals to overcome difficulties in the workplace and beyond. Summer has a BS in Busine...

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Jill Castilla leads Citizens Bank of Edmond as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Jill joined Citizens Bank of Edmond in 2009, transforming the struggling institution into one of the most innovative community banks in the nation. Under her leadership, Citizens Edmond was one of the first in her state to deploy Interactive Teller Machines, and Citizens Edmond recently applied for a provisional patent for the nation’s first u...

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Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom’s Vice President of Human Resources, has more than 20 years of HR leadership experience, driving transformative, business-focused human capital strategies in high-growth industries to achieve efficiencies, compliance, and employee engagement. Under her leadership, she has helped secure Paycom's spot on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work among Large Employers and's Leadership Excellence...

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Tom Kolditz is co-author of the new book "Leadership Reckoning" and the director of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University, named top university program in 2019 by the Association of Leadership Educators. In 2017, he received the Warren Bennis Award for Excellence in Leadership and has ranked among the top 25 global coaches for three years. A retired Army Brigadier General, he led the Department of Behavio...

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In this episode of the Strata Leadership Show, Nathan Mellor, Ed.D., visits with James Bennett about his leadership journey throughout his career. James Bennett is currently a Senior Advisor for the private equity firm GSO Capital Partners where he assists the firm with its energy investments. From 2013 to 2018, James served as President and CEO of SandRidge Energy Corporation, Inc (NYSE: SD) and as its Executive Vice President and...

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