Episode 24: Lisa Fey on Female Executive Leadership

This episode we welcome back Lisa Fey to the show. Lisa is an accomplished sales executive and trainer who spent 30 years at The Coca-Cola Company and has since transitioned into working for herself at Lisa Fey Speaks. Lisa’s book, IMPROVe YOUR Communication: 52 Tips for Accelerating Your Performance, Positioning, and Perception is available on her website and provides insight on how the art of communication is improved through being positive and showing respect while at the same time using humor and having fun.

In this episode we explore the situations and challenges of female executive leadership in many organizations and how it has evolved over time. Lisa speaks about her own journey at The Coca-Cola Company and the amazing work she did establishing Women’s Linc a business resource group that has done some tremendous work to strengthen the voice of female leaders within the organization.

Episode 23: Brent Herd – The Awakened Dad

Probably one of the most enjoyable podcasts I have done to date. This week I have the pleasure of interviewing Brent Herd, CEO and Founder of Pacifica Media. Recorded during the 2018 Christmas holiday at the St. Regis Hotel in Atlanta, Brent shares. with me his work founding The Awakened Dad, an organization focused on talking about the challenges dads in corporate America face as they find themselves often exchanging family time for work.

There are no doubt many who have dreams and ambitions of making it to the top in business. There are also a fair number of you who are well on your way or in senior leadership roles within your organization. While there is a lot to be proud of as one carves a path to business success, the road to the top can be stressful, challenging, sometimes lonely, and often calls for personal sacrifices that may have lasting effects on one’s family.

While we often have any number of cliche’s or platitudes to describe the challenges faced by those climbing the corporate ladder, we are often less likely to really talk about it. In this interview Brent opens up with some very candid and honest dialog about what he gave up on his climb to the top and as I discover, it was all too familiar. Chances are you too may be working through many of the topics Brent and I discuss as we seek to explore and examine just what it takes to be top in your field.

As mentioned in this episode, below is a link to Brent’s video, which caught my eye on LinkedIn.


Episode 22: The Monk Dude

This week I sit down with Dada Nabhaniilananda a.k.a The Monk Dude. In this episode I am joined by my time to time co-host David Valentin of Mr. Smith Studios. David was kind enough to introduce me to Dada and invited him to The Satisfactionist Podcast for this chat. Dada is a yoga monk, a meditation instructor, an author, a keynote speaker and a musician. Born in New Zealand, he was ordained as a monk in India in 1979 and has been teaching meditation for 40 years. Dada has appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama, taught in more than 40 countries and has spoken for Apple, NVIDIA, Google, CISCO, Lam Research Intel and Facebook.

I found talking with Dada both fascinating and enjoyable as he has a wonderful sense of humor, is very wise in his approach to his study and just an all around great human to know. We explore his journey to becoming a monk, how meditation can improve one’s well-being and how the practice of meditation can be used in beneficial well in business. I hope you enjoy this episode.

If you would like to learn more about Dada, visit his website

Thank you to David Valentin of Mr. Smith Studios for his helping to co-host this episode: www.iammrsmith.com

Also thank you to Oakstop for their allowing us to record in their wonderful space.