Something Extra with Lisa Nichols

Join our CEO Lisa Nichols as she interviews leaders from around the world to share their stories and show us what it takes to influence, encourage, and be a true leader in our daily lives.

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Episode 282: Explore Business as a Ministry w/ Brandon West

Step into the world of PHOS Creative with Brandon West, the visionary founder who started it all from his home office at just 26. Based in sunny Florida, PHOS Creative isn’t your typical digital marketing agency—it’s a strategy-first powerhouse that’s earned accolades from the Inc. 5000 to Florida Trend Magazine. In this episode, we explore how PHOS Creative’s growth and vibrant culture reflect Brandon’s mission to cultivate true flourishing in people and organizations while embodying the love of Jesus.

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Episode 281: Finding the Courage to Try New Experiences w/ Karen Kranenburg

Discover the remarkable journey of Karen Kranenburg, from polo enthusiast to CEO of Polo & More. Karen’s love for horses led her to excel in polo and later helm a leading marketing consultancy. As an avid traveler and art collector, she finds inspiration in diverse cultures, from the peaks of Everest to the streets of Mali. Join us as we explore Karen’s blend of passion, entrepreneurship, and global exploration, showcasing how her diverse experiences shape her innovative approach to business and life’s adventures.

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Episode 280: Breaking the IT Mold w/ Rick Hall

As a Chief Information Officer with over two decades of experience in the industry, Rick Hall says he is not “your typical IT guy.” Beyond his role at Royal Canin, Rick is deeply involved in academia, serving on multiple university boards and teaching classes in management, leadership, and organizational behavior. Tune in he shares his unique approach to shaping digital strategy and driving business growth.

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Episode 279: Owning Your Style & Overcoming Decision Fatigue w/ Laura K. Sawyier

Join us as Laura Sawyier, a leading style, wardrobe, and confidence consultant, takes us on a deep dive into the world of fashion psychology. Drawing from her extensive expertise and research in the Applied Psychology of Fashion, Laura illuminates the transformative power of personal style in fostering self-confidence and authentic self-expression. Listen now and be empowered to elevate your self-image with intentionality.

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Episode 278: Empowering Women and Embracing Neurodiversity in Tech w/ Kimberly Martin

Join Kimberly Martin, EVP at Mastercard, as she shares insights on leading globally distributed teams, advocating for women in tech, and fostering inclusivity for neurodiverse demographics. With over three decades of industry experience, Kimberly emphasizes the importance of analytical skills and strategy in driving organizational success. She also champions the cause of inclusivity. Tune in to gain valuable insights from Kimberly’s career journey and discover how to leverage diversity and innovation in today’s business landscape.

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Episode 277: Investing in Your Own Growth w/ Sarah Petty

Sarah Petty looks through everything with a boutique lens. After leaving corporate America, she founded the Premier School For Advancing Your Portrait Photography Business because of the lack of educational institutions offering what photographers need to be profitable and successful in the industry. Listen in to find out how investing in herself – and her relationships – helped Sarah pull off boutique excellence.

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Episode 276: Rediscover What It Means to Play w/ Kristi Herold

Need more play in your life? Meet Kristi Herold. Best-selling author, professional speaker and award-winning CEO & Founder of JAM, Kristi is obsessed with building “workPLAYce cultures.” What started as a lifestyle business has grown through 10+ acquisitions into one of the world’s largest adult recreational sports league providers. In her book, “It Pays to PLAY,” Kristi helps organizations playfully connect with their teams and see improvements in retention, engagement, and innovation. Check out our episode and then close the laptop, step away, and play.

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Episode 275: Leading Beyond Boundaries w/ Jana Merfen

Whether training for a triathlon or leading the transformation of a cross-functional business unit, Jana Merfen truly gives it her all. When she was recruited into one of the top professional services firms as a new college graduate, little did she know that within 14 years, she would be named among Ingram’s “40 Under 40” executives for exhibiting the highest levels of integrity and community engagement. Listen to Jana share stories about her ascension to Chief Technology Officer, and see how she pushes companies and teams into new realms.

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Episode 274: Balancing Motherhood, Career, and Tech w/ Jen Wischnowsky

Join an inspiring conversation with Jen Wischnowsky, a technology leader at Ameren, to explore her journey from finance to data transformation. Jen shares insights on navigating the challenges of motherhood alongside a successful career, all while driving the charge in Robotic Process Automation and other exciting technologies. Get ready for a candid conversation filled with practical wisdom and inspiration.

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Episode 273: Learn How to Believe Like Ted Lasso w/ Coach Donnie Campbell

Meet Coach Donnie Campbell, a high school math teacher and basketball coach from Kansas, whose life took an unexpected turn when he became the source of inspiration for actor Jason Sudeikis and his world-famous persona, Ted Lasso. Discover how Donnie’s wisdom and positivity influenced Jason’s character during their time together on the basketball court at Shawnee Mission West. Donnie shares insights around his core values and the enduring impact of believing in yourself…and those around you.

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