Take The Lead - Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire

Betsy Myers

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – Peter Koutoujian

How do you change the culture of a large organization? Where would you begin? Betsy speaks with special guest Peter Koutoujian, the Sheriff of Middlesex County and a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, about his definition of leadership and what it takes to transform a workplace culture. Being transparent, responsive, fair and resilient are key characteristics that the Sheriff believes every leader should strive to possess. To learn more about what the Sheriff’s office is doing you can visit www.middlesexsheriff.org.

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire- Lindsey Pollak

Millennials make up 50% of the workplace. It has become important that organizations understand the millennial generation and how they operate. Betsy and Lindsey Pollak discuss the expectations that millennials have coming into the workplace and how organizations can work with those expectations. Lindsey Pollak is the leading voice on millennials in the workplace, and the New York Times best-selling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders and Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World. To connect with Lindsey, you can follow her on Twitter @lindseypollak.

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – Patricia Jones

What’s it like to be the first female leader in the Utah Senate in either party or in either house? Patricia Jones is CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute and has served in the Utah State House of Representatives from 2000-2006 and on the Utah Senate from 2006-2014. This week’s podcast is about a woman who has been a leader in both business and politics. Patricia, in her new role as CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, is now making sure there are more leadership opportunities available to women in Utah.  Hear what Patricia has learned from her time in politics and her thoughts about what needs to be done to create real change for women.

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire- Beth Monaghan

In this week’s episode, Betsy speaks with Beth Monaghan who is principal and co-founder of InkHouse, one of the nation’s fastest growing PR firms. Betsy and Beth speak about what it means to be a successful leader.  Beth shares her story of starting her own business and the vital lessons she learned along the way about leadership. Some of these lessons include the importance of listening, asking for feedback and being kind. Through confidence and authentic leadership, Beth was able to build a successful company with over 80 employees. To connect with Beth, follow her at @bamonaghan.

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – Lauren Noel and Christie Hunter Arscott

What is the best way for employers to work with millennial women in the workplace? ICEDR did a special report with organizational leaders, men and women, ages 22-35 on this topic. Lauren Noel of ICEDR and Christie Hunter Arscott an experienced advisor and strategist, speak with Betsy about their findings. Millennial men and women are gender neutral in what they want in the workplace. They want to be known as a person, not just an employee. Lauren and Christie’s conversations with millennial women revealed five main themes of what they desire at work: Challenge me, know me, connect me, inspire me, and unleash me. Listen in to learn about making the best work environment for millennial women. To connect with Lauren please email her at lnoel@icedr.org and to connect with Christie please follow her at @CHunterArscott.


Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire- Chuck Shelton

The world has changed significantly. Savvy business leaders today understand that they must have a workforce that reflects the current and future workplace and customers. Engaging men in the advancement of women is the new frontier. Betsy, with guest Chuck Shelton, discusses the importance of having men as allies. Chuck Shelton is the managing director at Greatheart Leader Labs and author of “Leadership 101 For White Men.” To contact Chuck, you can email him at chuck.shelton@greatheartconsulting.com.


Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire- Adam Sutton

Almost 70% of American workers are unhappy in the workplace. Why are so many people unsatisfied at work? We spend most of our time at work, shouldn’t we enjoy it? Betsy Myers, with guest Adam Sutton, discusses how we can have a fulfilling career by bringing our whole self to work. This means we have to figure out what we are passionate about and how we can bring that passion to our work. Adam Sutton co-founded Breakthrough Collaboration and is a dynamic, inspirational speaker, coach and corporate trainer and a thought leader in the fields of positive psychology and human development. To contact him, you can email adam@breakthroughcollaboration.com.

Take the Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – Leah Warren

What is your relationship with money? When you think about money, do you feel excitement about the opportunities it provides or anxiety about how to save it?  Understanding our mindset about money is the key to mapping out our strategy for a successful financial future. Leah Warren, wealth planner at Ballentine Partners, brings a new angle of how to embrace our financial lives through the lens of value based planning. Money is just one piece of our personal resource equation that also includes time and skills.  In this episode we discuss Leah’s passion for helping her clients build a life they love through the lens of what matters most to them. She also shares some helpful tips about our everyday finances. To connect with Leah you can find her on LinkedIn.com or you can email her at lwarren@ballentinepartners.com.


Take The Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – Sava Berhané

How do you show up for work? What can you do to be the most effective team member? Many of us live our lives in complaint, disparaging and judging our coworkers. Yet, it turns out that what is keeping us from connecting are fundamental differences in personality and our lack of consciousness about who we are and how that impacts the people around us. This week’s show focuses on what we can do as leaders to overcome these differences. Our guest this week is Sava Berhané, the Associate Director for the Center for Women and Business. Betsy and Sava speak about how important it is to understand who you are as a person. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, you can be a successful teammate.  This episode discusses how actively communicating with colleagues is the key to correcting any quick assumptions made. Our perceptions of people may not always be correct, so understanding yourself and those around you will make for a productive workplace.

Take The Lead – Conversations with Leaders Who Motivate and Inspire – David Perry

In 2014, one of every three employees in the US was a millennial. By 2025,  millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. There is an apparent preparedness gap between students, employers and higher education. That is why Bentley University took the lead and launched the PreparedU Project, a groundbreaking study that has spurred a national dialogue to uncover solutions to the skills gap. David Perry is Bentley University’s Chief Marketing Officer and the leadership behind The PreparedU Project.  In this episode, we will discuss whether millennials feel prepared for their first job and career.  Is the higher education model successfully preparing graduates with the skills and experience they need to be workforce –ready? What is the business community’s role in shaping millennials’ success?  You can learn more about the study here.