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CEO Insights & Self care with Chris Younger

CXO Conversations

Release Date: 04/19/2023

Food for Thought: Revisiting Food Maven's Impact with CEO Ben Deda show art Food for Thought: Revisiting Food Maven's Impact with CEO Ben Deda

CXO Conversations

In this episode of CXO Conversations, host Michael Mitchel revisits an insightful interview with Ben Deda, CEO of Food Maven, and co-founder of Denver Startup Week. This conversation dives deep into Food Maven's mission to combat food waste by revolutionizing the distribution model, prioritizing sustainability, efficiency, and community impact.  Ben shares his personal journey transitioning from tech to CEO, and provides insights into the inception and growth of Denver Startup Week, highlighting its format, impact, and key lessons learned. Join Michael and Ben as they explore sustainable...

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Leading with Impact: Laura Ortman's Journey to CEO at COLOGIX show art Leading with Impact: Laura Ortman's Journey to CEO at COLOGIX

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In this episode of CXO Conversations, host engages with , CEO of , to explore her dynamic journey from the athletic fields through various pivotal roles in the tech industry to her current position at the helm of a leading network-neutral interconnection and Hyperscale Edge data center company. Laura shares her comprehensive insights into the power of teamwork, perseverance, and a broad understanding of business operations that shaped her into a results-driven leader. She delves into the nuances of customer experience, the importance of culture, and the collaborative ethos underpinning...

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From Ambition to CEO: The Role of Resilience in Leadership with Grant Stanis show art From Ambition to CEO: The Role of Resilience in Leadership with Grant Stanis

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In this episode of "CXO Conversations," host Michael Mitchel welcomes , a dynamic CEO renowned for his resilience and strategic acumen in the corporate world. Stanis shares his compelling journey from his first student council campaign to the helm of major corporations, revealing the pivotal role of resilience in climbing the corporate ladder. Delve into his insightful reflections on the multifaceted challenges of a CEO, from transforming struggling companies to fostering team growth and innovation. Stanis's unique approach, blending disciplined execution with a positive mindset, offers...

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From Soldier to Statesman and Venture Capitalist: Patrick J. Murphy's Journey show art From Soldier to Statesman and Venture Capitalist: Patrick J. Murphy's Journey

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Dive into 'CXO Conversations' with host as he welcomes The Honorable . From a U.S. Army officer to a congressman and venture capitalist, Murphy's journey is a tale of resilience and leadership. In this episode, explore his transition from military service to influential roles in Congress and the private sector. Discover how Murphy's leadership philosophy, shaped by experiences in the armed forces and public office, guides his current role at Stoney Lonesome Group, a venture capital firm supporting veteran-owned businesses.   Key highlights include: Murphy's leadership philosophy...

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Season Recap: A Year of Executive Insights and Leadership Lessons show art Season Recap: A Year of Executive Insights and Leadership Lessons

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In this season finale of CXO Conversations, host takes a moment to reflect on the remarkable year of 2023, revisiting the wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences shared by prominent executives, like Eric Lougher, David Cox, Craig Cummings, Janine Davidson, and many more.   Michael’s Key Highlights: Stephen Brown's journey to becoming a President at 32, emphasizing confidence, seizing opportunities, and continual learning. Rand Lewis’s insights on the hallmarks of great leadership and his experience as a successful investor. Raphael Crawford Mark's transition from Founder to...

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From West Point to the Boardroom: Jack Blaha's Leadership Odyssey show art From West Point to the Boardroom: Jack Blaha's Leadership Odyssey

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Join host in a conversation with , CEO of , as they delve into his journey from and military service to becoming a prominent figure in the corporate world. Blaha delves into the synergy between his military discipline and his achievements in the fast-paced world of SaaS industries like hospitality and social media marketing. He sheds light on the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in shaping company culture and the profound impact of a CEO's leadership style, offering invaluable advice for ambitious leaders on mastering the art of adaptability, the art of building robust professional...

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The Importance of Community Engagement for Your Career show art The Importance of Community Engagement for Your Career

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As the leader of a large public university and former undersecretary of the U.S. Navy, ​​has dedicated 30 years of her career to academic, civilian, and military service. Since 2017, she has been the President of , where she has been a staunch advocate for underrepresented students, DACA recipients, and military and veteran students.  Prior to her work in higher education, she was appointed by former President Barack Obama as the 32nd undersecretary of the . She's also a trailblazing pilot, being the first woman to fly the 's tactical C-130. In today’s episode, Janine reflects on...

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Building Your Career Transition Elevator Pitch show art Building Your Career Transition Elevator Pitch

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From the frontlines in Afghanistan to the center of the Texas startup ecosystem, has built an incredible career developing technology that solves real-world problems. He’s now General Partner at a venture capital firm in Austin that invests in technology startups, with a special focus on those founded by military veteran entrepreneurs.  Join us as we delve into Craig's inspiring journey, his insights into technology investments, and the unique perspective he brings to the entrepreneurial world. In this episode, Craig shares with Michael his experience: Crafting an elevator pitch...

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How Unlocking Human Potential is True Servant Leadership show art How Unlocking Human Potential is True Servant Leadership

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Perry Kamel has served in numerous leadership roles; Global executive, COO, CEO many times.  He has led many organizations through growth and turn arounds by focusing on the people- not the numbers.  Perry shares his experiences and thoughts on: Difference between management and leadership It’s all about the people- the rest will follow Never stop learning- never stop reading Also, Perry speaks to how his experience in the US Navy created his servant leadership skills. Siemens, Accenture, McKinsey, BroadPoint Communications, Ciena, Maxamine … Perry has been a CEO, CMO,...

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Sean Odendahl on the Importance of Direct Feedback & Candid Mentorship show art Sean Odendahl on the Importance of Direct Feedback & Candid Mentorship

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Sean Odendahl has worked for only four organizations, including his current employer of 17 years. For the last three years, Sean has been serving at the Chief Transformation Officer for the global law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.  Sean shares his perspective on: The importance of direct feedback as a path to improvement  Power of candid mentor relationships for professional growth What a successful mentorship looks like Also, Sean speaks to how his experience in the US Army influenced his leadership skills and approach. Sean’s legal and professional career has been...

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Chris Younger is the CEO of Class VI Partners and is an executive with many chapters in his career. As President of Expanets, a telcom reseller, he acquired 27 companies in 3 years then sold it to Avaya. He owned a Private Equity Firm and now provides transactions and strategic advisory services to middle market businesses.  

Chris provides insight into:

  • ·         Managing the stress of leadership- why you must
  • ·         Importance of executive presence
  • ·         The Dinner Test with CEOs

Chris has bought, sold, led companies across all business sectors and advises organizations and family offices on transactions. This provides Chris with insights on C level leaders that he shares in this episode.

He also shares the physical toll of being an overworked President and how it changed him.   

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Thank you Jalan Crossland for lending your award-winning banjo skills to CXO Conversations.