Leadership Lessons from the Intersections of Life

Podcast Episodes

OtherWise Insights - Trailer

May 24, 2020 | Most Popular

Welcome to OtherWise Insights!

In this short trailer, you'll hear about the origin of OtherWise Insights and what to expect from the show. You'll also get a sneak peak of a few of our guests in the first season.

Ep. 1 - Remote Teams

May 29, 2020 | Most Popular

On this episode, an Air Force General and the CEO of a fully distributed company discuss Remote Teams. Listen to Joel Gascoigne, CEO of Buffer, and Brigadier General, David Shoemaker (who is also Chief of Staff for the Pacific region), talk about their best practices for building remote culture and making people feel like part of the mission.

Ep. 2 - Building Ecosystems

Jun 12, 2020 | Most Popular

On this episode, a Norwegian Diplomat and the Director of a Small Business Development Center discuss Building Ecosystems. Listen to Jo Sletbak, Consul General for Norway to San Francisco and the Western United States, and Mysty Rusk, Director of the Brink SBDC, talk about influence and getting people on-board with what they're building.

Ep. 3 - Adapting When Things Go Wrong

Jun 26, 2020 | Most Popular

On this episode, a Broadway Stage Manager and a Venture Capitalist talk about adapting when things go wrong. You'll hear Holly Coombs, Production Stage Manager for Mean Girls, speak with Venture Capital Partner, David Hornik, from August Capital. Holly and David discuss what it takes to think on their feet & roll with the punches.

Ep. 4 - Staying Calm Under Pressure

Jul 10, 2020 | Most Popular

An FBI Agent & a CEO talk about staying calm under pressure. You'll hear Sid Patel, Assistant Special Agent in Charge from the FBI, speak with Tim Junio, co-founder and CEO of cyber-security company, Expanse. The challenges they face are very different - one keeps us safe from mass shootings and terrorist incidents, while the other runs one of Forbes Magazine's next billion dollar startups - yet, neither one is a stranger to stress or dealing with crisis. Listen to these two experts talk about how they stay cool when things start to heat up.

Ep. 5 - Asking Good Questions: Part 1

Jul 24, 2020 | Most Popular

Journalists and sales people have to build trust quickly, uncover the root of an issue, ask good questions, and listen effectively. These are all critical leadership skills as well. On today's episode we're speaking with journalist and best-selling author, Amanda Ripley, and Chief Revenue Officer of People Data Labs, Andrew Elliott.

Ep. 6 - Asking Good Questions: Part 2

Jul 31, 2020 | Most Popular

Last week we left journalist & best-selling author, Amanda Ripley, and Chief Revenue Officer of People Data Labs, Andrew Elliott, talking about listening & asking good questions. This week they're back to finish up the discussion. We dive even deeper into tips and tricks, all of which will help you become a better leader as well.

Ep. 7 - Spotting Talent

Aug 28, 2020 | Most Popular

A talent scout for a professional baseball team discusses spotting talent with a VP of People from a San Francisco Tech Company. We talk about finding diamonds in the rough, evaluating for future potential, and combatting bias in the hiring process. Hear what Dr. Heather Doshay, VP of People from Webflow, and Ryan Leake, the Southwest Regional Scouting Supervisor for the Houston Astros take into account when they're looking for fantastic people to join their teams.


About The Podcast

What can a refugee tell an entrepreneur about starting over?

While that refugee might never have stepped in a boardroom, they know all too well what it takes to walk away from something they love. Despite their vastly different backgrounds, the two people can relate over the humanity in their experiences.

A podcast on leadership and entrepreneurship, each episode features an expert from the business world and a guest who has faced a similar challenge in a very different way.

Listen to an FBI Agent and a CEO discuss staying calm under pressure, and learn how a Broadway Stage Manager and a Venture Capitalist adapt and think on their feet when things go wrong.

As they explore the commonalities and differences between their perspectives, guests on OtherWise Insights provide each other - and us - with new inspiration to lead with wisdom. The magic is in the intersection.

Thanks for joining us!