The Open Honest and Direct Podcast

The Open Honest and Direct Podcast


Latest Episodes

On disrupting and being disrupted: Dr. Ari Levy | Founder & CEO, SHIFT (Life)
July 22, 2021

Dr. Ari Levy, Founder & CEO of an organization that is disrupting the traditional healthcare system, is a Doctor and MBA, a Crain’s 40 under 40 honoree, a personal mentor, friend and my brother. Ari h

Re-imagining our institutions: Dorie Blesoff | Former Chief People Officer & Talent Advisor, Relativity
June 03, 2021

Dorie Blesoff, the former Chief People Officer and Talent Advisor at Relativity, joined Relativity when they had 200 people and helped the company grow and evolve to where they are today at around 1,200 employees around the world. Dorie is also Adjunct F.

Building a diverse and inclusive workplace: Shaniqua Davis | Founder & CEO, Noirefy
May 10, 2021

In this episode, Shaniqua Davis, the Founder & CEO of Noirefy, a diversity advancement platform that connects diverse professionals with high growth companies, discusses how Noirefy was born out of her own encounters with bias during a job search. Shaniq.

Designing the employee experience: Elles Skony | Head of People, XSELL Technologies
April 02, 2021

Elles Skony was recently brought on as the Head of People at XSELL Technologies, a fast growing company that uses Artificial Intelligence to transform the way businesses interact with their customers. In this episode, Elles discusses her process for buil.

Hiring for will: Monica Royer | Founder & CEO, Monica + Andy
February 27, 2021

In this episode, Monica Royer, the founder and CEO of Monica + Andy – a company that provides organic essentials for kids and babies, along with kids’ classes and events for new and expecting parents in their Guideshops around the country and virtually, .

Why psychological safety matters: Dr. Amy Edmondson | Novartis Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School
January 11, 2021

In our very first live podcast, Dr. Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and foremost expert on Psychological Safety, talks about why trust, candor and psychological safety are integral for a high .

Build trust with your team: Peter Lynch | Head of People & Culture, Cardinal Group Companies
November 30, 2020

Peter Lynch, a noted Fortune 500 executive, TEDx Speaker, and performance coach, joined Cardinal Group Companies as the Head of People & Culture to help them build a culture that embodies the future of work. Peter talks about the first two steps to take .

Growing and gifting with intention: Jonathan Legge | Co-Founder and CEO of &Open
November 19, 2020

Cultivating a gifting strategy that builds bridges between organizations and their customers is hard, and is what inspired Jonathan Legge to start &Open. In today’s episode, Co-Founder and CEO Jonathan Legge talks about how they bootstrapped their compan.

Change is the only constant: PJ Bouten | Co-Founder & CEO, Showpad
October 14, 2020

In this episode, PJ Bouten, Co-Founder and CEO of Showpad, recognized a need to empower sales and marketing teams to deliver a better buyer experience. Since 2011, PJ has helped build a global company with more than 1,000 customers in 50 countries and gr.

A plan for crisis: Tim Schumm | Founder & President, Lucas James Talent Partners
September 16, 2020

Tim Schumm, the founder and president of Lucas James Talent Partners, started and grew the organization to a team of 32 people in just 20 months– then COVID hit. Tim shares the step by step process he took to lead his team through this crisis, what it ta.