In our 41st episode, season 2, we interview Andy Davis from across the pond. Andy is from London, England, and is the head of marketing at Venturi Group. He also hosts their podcast, Venturi's Voice. Andy also has a history working with startups, and its through that experience he was able to find his success at Venturi Group and launch their new podcast.
Welcome back to Leadership in Tech, and Happy New Years! We hope our listeners had a great New Year’s and New Years Eve. In our first episode of 2018, we have on special guest Morgan Dix, a meditation coach, cofounder of aboutmeditation.com and the host of the OneMind Meditation Podcast.
Morgan, Zac, and Errol bring in the new year by discussing meditation, and how it can benefit leaders, tech workers, and everyone else as well.
To end 2017, Zac and Errol used a unique approach for our New Years Special. They ask each other five questions as they explore the year in review and find out which parts of 2017 stood out for each of them. Listen in to our 39th Episode and find out what is on our hosts minds, as they ask each other “5 Questions To End 2017."
In our ninth episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol are thrilled to go off script and speak with Brandon Powell, an interesting and inspiring individual. Brandon is the owner of Dojo Body and Mind, based out of Charlotte, NC. He is a martial arts aficionado, specializing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, boxing, Kung Fu, Sanshou, and stick and knife fighting. Most notably, Brandon is a 1st generation internationally certified Wim Hof Method instructor. Brandon considers The Wim Hof Method a human technology, and the ultimate health and wellness self defense to maintain strength and vitality. Listen in as Brandon shares his perspectives and experiences working with all types, from the investment banker, to the housewife, to the coder or programmer and everything in between!
Errol and Zac are excited for episode 37, an interview with Paul Singh. Paul is the founder of Results Junkies, whose mission is to grow start ups and small businesses, everywhere else. Paul is a dad, an entrepreneur, a speaker, and an investor who recently traveled the United States with the goal of meeting as many entrepreneurs as possible, and understanding what it is like to build companies in smaller markets. Paul believes that tech entrepreneurship is everywhere, you don't have to travel or relocate to the Silicon Valley or major markets to find success, and every company is a technology company today.
In our tenth episode of season 2, Zac and Errol are excited to share their conversation with Matthew Iles, CEO and Founder of Civil. Matthew and his team at Civil believe decentralization is the key to a free and independent press. And they are using blockchain technology to achieve it. Civil believes the certainty and transparency of blockchain technology can offer a radical new way forward for the journalism industry with open governance and cryptoeconomics. Our discussion today showcases a new way that we view and consume media, and focuses on the erosion of leadership in journalism, and what technologies can provide a better model. It's hard to find a more relevant topic in today's world.
In episode 35, Zac and Errol are joined by technology staffing executive, author, and musician Steve Acho. Steve manages a staffing technology company, Soltice Consulting Group, and a technology staffing product, Shortro. Steve evangelizes the use of technology to be more human, and helping "change the conversation" in the market, so that organizations can find better fits, and job-seekers and find more meaningful work.
In Episode 34, Zac and Errol are joined by special guest, CEO and Founder of Bold, LLC, Jessica Sears. Jessica, a driven and charismatic entrepreneur, is an executive career coach and speaker, who has made it her mission inspire massive action to help people improve their lives, reach for their dreams, and achieve a healthy balance. Jessica is also an accomplished Account Executive at The Select Group, a technical services firm, and can lend tremendous expertise into the current state of tech. Listen in this week as Jessica, Zac, and Errol dive into tech trends and lifestyle choices!
In our 7th episode of Season 2, Zac and Errol discuss the concept of decentralization both in the technology sector and leadership, using the example of Bitcoin and blockchain technology. How will this new, unregulated technology impact our world?
In our sixth episode of Season 2, Errol and Zac review Zac's progress in 1 on 1 leadership coaching with Errol. Zac explains some of his hesitations early on in the process, especially showing the vulnerability to submit to the coaching process. In the end, Zac came to the understanding that the changes he needed to make to become a better leader were small, but the result of making those changes had a huge impact on himself and his business.