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About Culture Gap

Podcasts with leaders making dramatic change happen in their organizations

CEO Daniel Forrester, an expert in culture and strategy, is sitting down with leaders across industries—both commercial and not-for-profit—to learn how they are closing the gaps between their business visions and the culture of their organizations. From seemingly insurmountable turnarounds and mergers to the digitization and automation of business, Culture Gap will explore stories of leaders driving massive change and building movements through purpose, values, and vision.


Season 2 Episodes

Carly Fiorina, American Businesswoman and Political Figure

Episode 1: Carly Fiorina, American Businesswoman and Political Figure (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Carly Fiorina is an American businesswoman and political figure known most commonly for her time as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard and her presidential run in 2016. She started out as a secretary and during the course of her long and illustrious career, worked her way up to become a Chief Executive of the largest technology company in the world. She has run for President, has run charities, and is a mother, author, and leader on many different fronts.

Carly Fiorina, American Businesswoman and Political Figure

Episode 2: Carly Fiorina, American Businesswoman and Political Figure (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

In this episode of The Culture Gap, the second of two episodes featuring Carly, she talks about the lessons she learned in closing the culture gaps during her time at HP, and the other leadership takeaways it comes to enforcing company culture across the organization. She also shares her views on the Me Too movement and the importance of considering a company’s social impact.

Shalom Jacobovitz

Episode 3: Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz, CEO of CiVi Biopharma and Former CEO of the American College of Cardiology (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz is currently the CEO of CiVi Biopharma, a brand new start-up, in his 4th CEO position. Shal was born in Israel, raised in Montreal, has lived around the world, serving in various organizations. He started his career in sales and marketing and has largely been in the field of cardiology and the pharmaceutical industry, eventually becoming the CEO of the American College of Cardiology from 2013 to 2018.

Shalom Jacobovitz

Episode 4: Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz, CEO of CiVi Biopharma and Former CEO of the American College of Cardiology (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Shalom “Shal” Jacobovitz is currently the CEO of CiVi Biopharma, a brand new start-up, in his 4th CEO position. Shal was born in Israel, raised in Montreal, has lived around the world, serving in various organizations. He started his career in sales and marketing and has largely been in the field of cardiology and the pharmaceutical industry, eventually becoming the CEO of the American College of Cardiology from 2013 to 2018.

Nikki Barua

Episode 5: Nikki Barua, CEO of Beyond Curious (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Nikki Barua is a serial entrepreneur who runs Beyond Curious, a digital transformation consulting firm focused on helping big companies be more agile and adaptive. She is a speaker, an author, and a change agent with a really big mission to touch a billion lives — someone who is inspired by human potential and wants to be a catalyst to unlock it.

Nikki Barua

Episode 6: Nikki Barua, CEO of Beyond Curious (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Nikki Barua is a serial entrepreneur who runs Beyond Curious, a digital transformation consulting firm focused on helping big companies be more agile and adaptive. She is a speaker, an author, and a change agent with a really big mission to touch a billion lives — someone who is inspired by human potential and wants to be a catalyst to unlock it.

Tim Kuppler

Episode 7: Tim Kuppler, Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics International (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Tim Kuppler is a world-renowned expert in culture management, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. After an illustrious business career, Tim now serves as the Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics International (HSI), a pioneer in the culture space.

Tim Kuppler

Episode 8: Tim Kuppler, Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics International (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Tim Kuppler is a world-renowned expert in culture management, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. After an illustrious business career, Tim now serves as the Director of Culture and Organization Development for Human Synergistics International (HSI), a pioneer in the culture space.

Karen Wawrzaszek

Episode 9: Karen Wawrzaszek, Certified Financial Planner and Community Activist (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Karen Wawrzaszek is a Certified Financial Planner, a social entrepreneur, and a community activist. She has over 20 years of experience operating at the intersection of business, wealth management, commerce, and social impact and has dedicated her career to connecting the professional space with the community.

Karen Wawrzaszek

Episode 10: Karen Wawrzaszek, Certified Financial Planner and Community Activist (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Karen Wawrzaszek is a Certified Financial Planner, a social entrepreneur, and a community activist. She has over 20 years of experience operating at the intersection of business, wealth management, commerce, and social impact and has dedicated her career to connecting the professional space with the community.

Jillian Grennan

Episode 11: Jillian Grennan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Jillian Grennan is an academic with a specialty in corporate finance and she teaches at the Fuqua School of Business at the Duke University. She has produced some incredible work about looking at and measuring corporate culture without even being inside the firm. She has done a lot of research on culture to try and understand the value added by culture for firms and also has a strong corporate background that lends itself to her areas of expertise.

Jillian Grennan

Episode 12: Jillian Grennan, Assistant Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Jillian Grennan is an academic with a specialty in corporate finance and she teaches at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She has produced some incredible work about looking at and measuring corporate culture without even being inside the firm. She has done a lot of research on culture to try and understand the value added by culture for firms and also has a strong corporate background that lends itself to her areas of expertise.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Episode 13: Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Retired Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Gen. Stanley McChrystal is best known for his command of Joint Special Operations in the mid-2000s, in the context of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker and thinker on the subject of leadership, with multiple best-selling books, including a new book, Leaders: Myth and Reality. In 2011, he founded McChrystal Group, a leadership advisory services firm that helps organizations navigate leadership challenges.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Episode 14: Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Retired Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Gen. Stanley McChrystal is best known for his command of Joint Special Operations in the mid-2000s, in the context of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a nationally and internationally known speaker and thinker on the subject of leadership, with multiple best-selling books, including a new book, Leaders: Myth and Reality. In 2011, he founded McChrystal Group, a leadership advisory services firm that helps organizations navigate leadership challenges.

Ginger Hardage

Episode 15: Ginger Hardage, Former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines (Part 1 of 2)

SEASON 2

Ginger Hardage is the just-retired Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications from an iconic American company with one of the most celebrated cultures of all time, Southwest Airlines. With her background in marketing, Ginger started her career in the oil industry, then moved to the insurance industry before serving for 25 years at Southwest.

Ginger Hardage

Episode 16: Ginger Hardage, Former Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications at Southwest Airlines (Part 2 of 2)

SEASON 2

Ginger Hardage is the just-retired Senior Vice President of Culture and Communications from an iconic American company with one of the most celebrated cultures of all time, Southwest Airlines. With her background in marketing, Ginger started her career in the oil industry, then moved to the insurance industry before serving for 25 years at Southwest. Her latest venture is Unstoppable Cultures, an organization dedicated to helping build and sustain brands that are truly unstoppable.

Season 1 Episodes

Tom Lynch, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, TE Connectivity

Episode 1: Tom Lynch, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, TE Connectivity

SEASON 1

Tom Lynch is the current Executive Chairman of the Board of TE Connectivity, a publicly-traded technology company that designs and manufactures electronic and connectivity products used in a variety of industries. Tom has spent many years in business, serving as CEO of TE Connectivity from 2006 to 2017, and subsequently took on the role as Chairman of the Board at TE as well.

Colonel David Sutherland, Retired Military Leader and Founder of Sutherland Partnership

Episode 2: Colonel David Sutherland, Retired Military Leader and Founder of Sutherland Partnership

SEASON 1

Colonel David Sutherland served 30 years in the U.S. Army and retired in 2012. He is passionate about the veterans, military families, and families of the fallen. He is also the President and Founder of the Sutherland Partnership, an organization dedicated to developing leaders, values, and culture within other corporations and organizations.

Episode 3: Kami Bond, Senior Vice President of People at Uptake

Episode 3: Kami Bond, Senior Vice President of People at Uptake

SEASON 1

Kami Bond is the Senior Vice President of People at Uptake, a Chicago-based predictive analytics company that was recently valued at over $2 billion and was considered one of Forbes’ hottest startups in America. Prior to her role at Uptake, Kami has had a wonderful career in various companies such as Cielo Talent, Aon Hewitt, GE Healthcare and Sapient. She has been in the human capital space for about 20 years in technology or technology-enabled professional services organizations and is now a dedicated career-mom.

Mitchell Reiss, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Episode 4: Mitchell Reiss, President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

SEASON 1

Mitchell Reiss is the President and CEO of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He has a long and illustrious career in various areas – in the private sector practicing law, in the diplomatic space as the ambassador for the U.S.A. in Northern Ireland, in academia, in running Washington College, and for the past three years, in running one of the most iconic institutions in the U.S.

Dr. Cliff Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Episode 5: Dr. Cliff Hudis, CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

SEASON 1

Dr. Cliff Hudis is the CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). A medical oncologist by profession, he spent three decades at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the most iconic institutions in the world, and served as Chief of the Breast Medicine Service from 1998 to 2016. In June 2016, he took on the role of CEO at ASCO, where he gets to lead the conversation globally about where the profession is going.

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