Ep. 8 – VP of Brand at Global Sports Marketing Co: Be There When Nobody Else Is with David Cipullo

David Cipullo is the Vice President of BRAND Sales, Intelligence & Consulting and on the Group Management Board for the global sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media. David started his career working for sports powerhouses like the US Olympic Committee and Washington Wizards NBA team, and moved into senior roles with Team Services LLC, a stadium naming rights agency, …

Ep. 7 – Former Pro-Soccer Player: Don’t Let The Pressure Get To You with Phil Burns

Performing Under Pressure Phillip Burns knows how to perform under pressure. He’s a former professional soccer player (goalkeeper) who played for many English soccer clubs, including Manchester United Youth Team, Huddersfield Town, Readings FC, and Sheffield United. After his professional career, Phil re-channeled his love of sports and fitness into founding and running two Muay Thai kickboxing studios (one in …

Ep. 6 – The Biggest Operational Risk You’re Completely Overlooking with Risk Expert Jennifer Thamm

Jennifer Thamm is the former Global Head of Change & Transformation Governance Risks at UBS. In addition to being a corporate executive, she’s also a wife, new mom, travel addict and sports fan. Jennifer has spent over 20 years working in finance, IT and risk management across the financial,  insurance and consulting industries. Prior to her roles at UBS, Jennifer worked as a Senior …

Ep. 5 – Microsoft Leader Muriel Bekto on Achieving BIG Goals

Muriel Bekto is a Global Client Director at Microsoft, supporting major companies like Roche to help them transform health care through the use of tech. Prior to Microsoft, Muriel worked in various strategic leadership positions in the health care industry, most recently as Country Manager Switzerland at Mölnlycke Healthcare and Strategic Marketing Manager EMEA at Johnson & Johnson. Muriel is …

Ep. 4 – 5-Time Olympic Coach Rodger Schmidt on Mental Toughness Training

Rodger Schmidt is the most experienced International Curling Coach and Trainer in the World, serving as an Olympic Curling coach for the last 5 Winter Olympics. In the past two decades he has performed as a National Coaching for six different nations and has been engaged in almost every World and European Championship as a Coach. Rodger has personally competed …

Ep. 3 – Finance Leader Bryan Dennis: Relationships Are the Accelerator of Your Career

Bryan Dennis is a superstar (storytelling) accountant who has quickly risen to senior leadership in accounting and finance roles across the globe. Starting out at KPMG, one of the Big 4 accounting firms, Bryan focused on assisting with large capital markets transactions in Europe and the US. He then moved into private industry and has worked in senior roles in …

Ep. 2 – Investment Banking Leader Assia Morris: Be bold. Be strong. And never forget who you are.

Assia Morris is feisty, beautiful, smart, spiritual, loving, and strong. She’s a mixture of traits we would normally think of as being at odds, yet somehow they all roll up perfectly to make one whole Assia. A successful banker who believes in guardian angels. A chronic disease sufferer who has boundless energy. A woman so accepting of who she is …

Ep. 1 – Former Yale University Dean Alexandra Dufresne: Do The Hardest Thing

Every single time I talk to Alexandra Dufresne, I leave with a passionate hope and optimism that maybe, just maybe, we can actually make the world a more just, kind, and fair place.   Alexandra is an American lawyer specialising in refugee, immigration and child law and policy. She taught seminars in law and policy at Yale College for a …

Ep. 0 – Intro to Level Up Your Leadership

Welcome to Level Up Your Leadership! From Olympic coaches to Fortune 500 executives to Ivy League instructors, you’ll discover what worked (and what didn’t) in getting these exceptional leaders to the top of their fields. In each podcast episode, I interview one elite performer to unpack how they created their success and their recommended tools, tips, and strategies you can use …