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From the Battlefield to the Boardroom w/ Mike Sarraille

Mike Sarraille is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL officer, a graduate of the University of Texas McCombs Business School, and now a leadership instructor, speaker, and strategic advisor for Echelon Front as well as the CEO of Echelon Front Overwatch. EF Overwatch specializes in the recruiting, training, and placement of U.S special operations forces veterans with companies seeking leaders …

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Jennifer J. Fondrevay on Humanizing Mergers & Acquisitions

Jennifer Fondrevay is the Founder of Day1 Ready, a consulting firm that advises forward-thinking business leaders, owners, and executives on how to prepare for the human capital challenges of M&A transactions. As a Fortune 500 C-Suite “survivor”of three multi-billion-dollar acquisitions, Jennifer has been on all sides of the deal equation. She saw countless growth strategies fail due …

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Chrisanne Christ on Innovative Community Banking

Chrisanne Christ currently serves as a Senior Partner at Centier Bank, a 125-year-old, private, family-owned bank headquartered in Merrillville, IN. She has worked at Centier for the past 24 years overseeing HR, Talent Development, Risk, Audit, Financial Intelligence, and Information Security. Chrisanne’s position allows her to work closely with Centier’s CEO and Senior Management team to help …

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Dr. Victoria Mattingly on Diversity, Inclusion, & Allyship

Dr. Victoria Mattingly is an organizational psychologist passionate about improving the human experience at work. She is CEO and Founder of Mattingly Solutions, an HR/management consulting firm that measures workplace inclusion and trains majority group members to create a better workplace culture where everyone can thrive. Dr. Mattingly is offering People Business listeners 25% off her new virtual …

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Jim Sharpe on Leading a New Team

Jim Sharpe joined Aventri as CEO in January 2020 and is focused on leading the global Aventri team as it executes on its vision to help the world Connect Better. Throughout his career, Jim has led high-performing teams in private equity-backed tech-enabled businesses. Prior to Aventri, Jim was Managing Director and GM of Gerson Lehrman Group’s (GLG) largest and …

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Tommy Choi on Culture, Service, & Gratitude

Tommy Choi co-founded the Weinberg Choi Residential team in 2007 with his business partner Josh Weinberg. They celebrated the opening of their own Keller Williams brokerage in January of 2017. The Weinberg Choi Residential team has sold over 1,000 properties, and over $470 million dollars in sales volume. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 real estate …

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Erin Diehl on Improv as a Development Tool

Erin Diehl is the Founder and CEO of improve it!, a training and development company leveraging improvisational (“improv”) techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings. Erin has trained and performed with some of the top improv programs in Chicago, places like The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre and uses the skills she …

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Cindi Carlson on Layoffs & Job Seekers

This episode covers both sides of downsizing, including tips for employers needing to lower their headcount and individuals who find themselves in need of a new position. Cindi Carlson is a Senior Vice President for Challenger, Gray & Christmas where she is responsible for developing, delivering, and implementing outplacement consulting, job training, and executive coaching. She has successfully managed …

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