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 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 …

Launching My New Podcast: Level Up Your Leadership

It’s January 1 and New Year’s Resolution time! For my big 2018 opportunity, I want to be better at bringing new and interesting leadership ideas to the world. That resolution has led me to start something I’ve wanted to do for years – I’m launching a podcast! Level Up Your Leadership answers the question how do the best performers really get to be the best — …

5 Tips for Standing Out and Landing a Career Sponsor (And Why That’s Better Than a Mentor)

Mentoring programs are an important offering that many large companies and professional organizations offer to build the careers of up-and-comers. And while mentors make excellent guides and provide invaluable advice… if you really want to get ahead, you’ll need more than advice to get there. What you need is someone who has the power to help you showcase your talent …