The C-Change Podcast
Company leaders changing culture for good.
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The C-Change Podcast
Breaking free of homogenized leadership culture is no small task.
To help break it down, I’ll be talking to seasoned CEOs, Industry leaders, and powerful influencers who know firsthand how to elevate people and profits through diversity in leadership.
Completely unfiltered. Unapologetically Real.
These conversations will inspire, motivate and give you the actionable strategies you need to make culture your competitive advantage.
Please join us as we celebrate these heroes of inclusion.
Since the Great Resignation, culture has become paramount in recruiting and retaining top talent. Fairness and equity have become deal breakers for many job seekers. As a culture consultant, Change Management Specialist and Talent Optimization Partner with Predictive Index, I decided to do this show because I started to meet CEO’s and Founders that were… well, “white guys” that recognized that their homogenized leadership teams were leaving them blind Two risks that could only be seen from different points of view and different life experiences. They figured out how to diversify their top leadership teams. These guys are getting it right, even 4xing their annual revenue.I know there are a lot of other white guys out there who see the limitations of homogenized leadership teams, but they’re just not sure how to step into a new way of thinking or help their executive teams see the financial benefits of inclusion.I wanted to celebrate and amplify these self-described “rich white guys” who have figured it out and want to help other men do the same. Although you will be hearing predominantly from white male senior leaders, there will also be plenty of perspective from female and black CEO’s, executives and business leaders who offer their unique strategies and solutions.Join me every week where we will get into how the sausage is made, because when DEI is done right, it ain’t no Kumbaya situation – it’s messy and awkward and yet these emotional intelligence ninjas are getting it done.I have a no judgement, no blame, no shame policy here. The interviews are candid and entertaining and sometimes they can get a little raw so be fair warned, the language can get salty. If a shitshow is offensive to you, this is not your podcast : )Let’s dive into the C-Change!
Original air date: February 23, 2023 S1 E41
What is the primary bottlenecks for DEI? Hiring. This week I'm highlighting my interview with conscious capitalist and CEO of Avadel, Dave Valentine. As an owner of multiple businesses, DEI is a mission critical priority and in this episode I expand upon piece of our discussion, unpacking how our natural affinity for those who look and feel familiar to us creates big obstacles to successful DEI. Check it out!
Does conscious capitalism really work? Can we honor and respect ourselves AND our employees AND make oodles of cash?? Yes, yes and YES! Join me as I unpack the realities of creating a fulfilling and successful business and shifting the culture of a nation with Dave Valentine,
More about Dave Valentine:
Dave owns 7 businesses that have generated over ONE BILLION dollars collectively for over 1000 clients, including major brands and Fortune 100 companies like Target, Time magazine, and American Express.
At the age of 29, his doctor said, “Are you prepared for your heart attack?” Dave realized he needed to learn how to scale his businesses without being overwhelmed by stress. His life depended on it.
Dave now runs multiple companies from the mountains in a house by a river with three waterfalls.
Merging conscious capitalism with an unconventional marketing approach, Dave has rapidly grown his businesses by investing money in people rather than paid advertising.
After selling his first business, Dave acquired three more companies and has put $3 MILLION into businesses this year. His mission is to employ over 200,000 people and revolutionize the way we reward good talent.
Dave wants to be so big that governments can’t ignore him because his companies take up too much of their GDP. Simply put . . . he wants to buy back the freedom that was stolen by greedy individuals and corporations.
Maura helps you see that your ideas are potent, marketable and needed. She has an eye not just for talent, but for seeing YOUR talent. She will find where you are missing the mark and guide you towards a bulls-eye. The bulls-eye of course takes much more work than missing the mark, but you will increase your credibility and legitimacy as an expert or business owner by going through the steps and analysis that she presents to you. Maura is not afraid of confrontation, and that can be very discombobulating for people used to hearing YES. She’s interested in making you better, not keeping you complacent.”
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