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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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Medical doctors at PALM Health, Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra and Dr. Basima Williams, join Lisa on an eye-opening episode as they discuss key lesser-known factors to improve your health, life, and business.

We have the privilege of bringing on one of the most compassionate and people-oriented leaders on the show as Rosemary Hanley shares heartwarming and impactful details of her experience as CEO and Co-Founder of The Little Bit Foundation.

In our first-ever virtual episode of the Something Extra Podcast, we’re privileged to welcome CEO (Kingdom Capital) and Author, Brandon Mann, as he details a life-long career filled with the interconnected nuances of people and the commonalities of the human spirit.

With experience in a plethora of departments in South Africa, the UK, and now the US, VP of IT Business Consultancy of SSM Health, Eduard de Vries has an exciting and unusually unique method of merging technological advancement with the true betterment of people in a team.

Is it appropriate to use the word “love” in the workplace when talking about how you treat employees? What are tangible ways we can pour into the next generation of leaders and how? These questions and more are unpacked in the latest episode of Something Extra featuring Marke Freeman, President of Max-OUT.

Groundbreaking Founder and Publisher of Gazelle Magazine, Cillah Hall, shares her riveting story from her roots in Zambia to her profoundly deep and lasting impact on countless lives across the world.

In her role that has deeply impacted the future leaders of the next generation, Lori Jacobs, President & CEO of Junior Achievement, shares the intricacies and hidden layers that people have in the latest episode of Something Extra.

Taking ownership over the largest textile business in the middle east at 17 is merely the beginning of the story that Danish Nagda, Founder of Rezilient, shares as he takes us through a heartfelt and resonating journey about family, unprecedented technological innovation, and reinventing yourself in the latest episode of Something Extra.

Author, Speaker, and Lead Pastor of the Crossing Church, Greg Holder, joins in on a special episode with Lisa a embodying a growth-filled culture, defining what success is for you, and how to become effective when leading people and a vision.

Otis WIlliams brings a perspective on preparing the next generation and what makes a leader worth following in his experience as Executive Director at St. Louis Development Corporation.

Not doing life alone, transforming an entire organization, and creating a vision are just the tip of the iceberg of what David Hartley, Director of Advisory Services at Anders CPAs + Advisors, breaks down with Lisa.

CIO of Washington University School of Medicine, Maria Russo, shares the power behind finding your voice as a leader on the latest episode of Something Extra.

A genuine “Man of the People” and civic leader, CEO, Jason Hall, leads a movement of impact upon St. Louis to transform and improve its peoples lives forever – and shares just how he’s doing that on this week’s episode of Something Extra.

From the ships of the US Navy to the offices of the C-suite, Chet Guess, President of Technology Investment Group and CTO of Kingdom Capital, shares his story of people, uncommon determination, and technological advancement in the latest episode of Something Extra. 

Belief in people, the pursuit of a life you’re called to, and realizing the value we were born with, are but a few things that Jeff Koziatek, Founder of Core Authenticity, unpacks with Lisa on this week’s episode of Something Extra.

In this week’s episode with Lisa, Don Imholz reveals why credibility and integrity carry such an immense weight within your organization as he recounts his experience as former CIO of Boeing and Centene Corporation respectively.

Tom Chulick, President and CEO of the St Louis Regional Chamber, shares how those in leadership don’t have to have all the answers, how taking risk is a must, and how not being afraid of failure is essential to becoming the leader you need to be – for yourself and your organization.

With the life-changing impact to over 120,000 women and children, CEO and Co-Founder, Kathy Lambert shares what she’s learned from over two decades serving with Connection to Success.

Changing the culture of an entire organization and making decisions with true wisdom and humility are nothing to take for granted. Gerry Imhoff, Senior VP and CIO at Maritz, goes deep on these issues and more with Lisa on the latest episode of the Something Extra podcast.

In an unforgettable episode of Something Extra, David Karandish, Founder and CEO of Capacity, unfolds the lessons and stories he’s gained from starring on the apprentice to striving towards success for one of the internet’s most recognizable sites.

From dealing with an entire city’s water supply drying up to carrying on his father’s legacy, Johann Ferreira shows how it’s possible to face adversity with an optimistic and overwhelming perseverance through some of the toughest events life can throw.

In a special episode of the Something Extra podcast, we welcome four C-suite level IT leaders at the graduation of Technology Partners and Ouellette and Associates leadership development program, Tech LX.

Our gift to you this holiday season is a compilation of clips from your top-rated episodes of 2019. Featuring Jennifer Povlitz, Mark Thom, John Townsend, Khalia Collier, Scott Kuehl, and Dana Lorberg – this is an episode that will help close your year out the right way. 

From playing an 83-hour baseball game to creating space for innovations that affect the world, Director at Panera Bread, J.C. Rudden, explores the unprecedented depth of placing people at the forefront of your business.

SVP, Chief Digital Information Officer at Ameren, Bhavani Amirthalingam, shares how to navigate difficult situations that life throws, take advantage of opportunities, and how approaching life with curiosity and compassion can be all the difference in a purposeful life and career.

Former executive at Coca-Cola and World Vision, Bonnie Jo Wurzbacher joins Lisa and shares how business directly serves communities, how to bring passion to your everyday life, and how your life has the capacity to make more of an impact on the world as you get older.

From working in an art gallery to becoming the CEO of Kaleidoscope Management Group, Cabanne Howard joins Lisa and shares how not every path in life is linear and how key “soft skills” can open up doors otherwise thought unreachable.

In a special live recording with a full studio audience, Lisa sits down with Founder of Black Dress Circle, Erin Joy, as they take a deep dive into the fundamentals and characteristics you can refine in order to fully embrace the entrepreneur mindset.

13-time Emmy award-winning news anchor for Fox 2, Mandy Murphy, joins the show this week as she shares insight from over 25 years at KTVI on the relationship between media and the people that make up a city.

Join Lisa as she sits down with Derrik Kassebaum, Co-Founder of Cosmos Corporation, while they highlight the exciting and long-lasting impact of leaving a legacy for the next generation and the importance of every individual within an organization.

Data Science lead at Bayer, Nalini Polavarapu, sits down with Lisa and shows how the blend of empathy, leadership, and technology make for a recipe of innovation and legacy.

Diplomat and CMO for Missouri Partnership, Mark Sutherland, joins Lisa as they land on topics such as communicating at the level of your audience, doing the best at what you do regardless of the credit, and the effects of Brexit on the world.

Former C-suite executive at Chick-Fil-A, Dee Ann Turner, shares career-changing insights and delves deep into understanding the ultimate calling that every person has.

In an exciting and resounding episode, Lisa brings Tim Ezell, Host of The Thread and Feature Reporter for Fox 2 News, on the show to share how people and persistence led him to achieve his life-long dreams. 

President of Kaldi’s coffee, Tricia Zimmer Ferguson, joins Lisa as they talk about surrounding yourself with passionate people, how serving coffee can affect the world, and the impact that Kaldi’s 25th Anniversary has on St. Louis.

Jim Cavellier, joins Lisa on our 50th episode as he dives deep into the importance of making your employee’s goals your goals and the most pressing priorities that every CIO needs to focus on.

TEDx speaker, author, world traveler, and Rabbi, Yonason Goldson, shares “3000 years of wisdom” with Lisa on this eye-opening episode of the Something Extra Podcast.

Former St. Louis Chief of Police and current Executive Director at REJIS Commission, Dan Isom, joins Lisa and walks us through his detailed background from the police department to creating programs for investing in people’s futures. 


Gary VonderHaar, an Executive Vice President at Mastercard, joins Lisa and sheds light on the art of bringing your authentic self to work, desiring growth, and the balance it takes to allow autonomy while realizing the extent of every decision.

Lee Paris, CEO at Meadowbrook Capital, LLC, Joins Lisa as they talk about what to do after your dreams fall through and growing through the most difficult times in life.

From leading a Top-100 US marketing agency to coaching leading CEO’s, Scott Kuehl, Founder and President of BrandResolve, details a thorough look at a varied career path that revolved not only about doing things well, but about taking in account the people in which it affected.

Division Director of one of Wall Street’s largest firms, Jennifer Povlitz, talks about leading a division with revenue of over a billion dollars, the monumental importance of choice, and the sense of belonging that people long for.

4th-generation CEO, Jeff Johnson, joins Lisa and shares how seeds planted by those before us can affect people for years to come.

Whether it be with the people close to you at home or those you work with, Former CEO turned Author/Speaker, Krister Ungerböck, shares how the language of leadership is the communication tool that transcends all barriers.

Marc Braun and John Kramer, President and CEO of Cambridge Engineering, Inc, show how focusing on something bigger than yourself and bringing dignity to what you do will transform the way you approach what matters in your life.

From her experience with the Ironman competition to the adversities she overcame from her battle with cancer, Author and Speaker, Teri Griege, shares a personal perspective on how hope can be found in every part of life.

With her trademark humor and contagious passion, Bestselling Author and Speaker, Justine Froelker, shares her personal story of overcoming real adversity and how everyone can be equipped to build a better life.

Now the President of Phoenix Textile Corporation, Linda Haberstroh continues her Mother’s legacy of pioneering innovation and leading people to the best version of themselves.

Dana Lorberg, Executive Vice President of Mastercard International, discusses the impact that parents have on our lives, the importance of your voice, and the powerful effects of helping the next generation.

With an exceptional panel of industry-leading experts, Lisa moderates a discussion on digital health and the far-reaching effects it has on people. Featuring Dr. Danish Nagda, Katie Haw, Katherine Nowak, Dr. Justin Collier, and Jerry Fox.

Emmy award-winning reporter, Claire Kellett, stops by the show and shares both her stand-out story of going after her passions and the key to continuous growth.

Mark Thom, CEO of MiTek Industries (A Berkshire Hathaway company), shares how to celebrate the value in people and to equip the next generation of leaders.

From seeing the rebirth of one of the most influential company’s in the world, to changing the entire course of her life in a BIG way, Trina Dyan Clark James shares how purpose, people, and technology can change lives.

In this special episode of the Something Extra Podcast, Lisa is joined by 4 leading technology experts in the discussion on Artificial Intelligence.

Listen as Dan Roberts, CEO of Ouellette & Associates, shares his 30 years of IT and leadership experience with 7 secrets of the greatest leaders in the industry.

Khalia Collier, Owner & General Manager at St. Louis Surge Women’s Professional Basketball, tells how taking people to the next level and bouncing back from defeat can change your entire career.

Carla Bailey, Senior Leader of Learning and Organizational Development at Washington University, joins Lisa to talk about how to not only become a leader — but to grow them as well.

Ed Corno joins Lisa on the show to talk about emerging technologies and the future of how businesses interact with tech.

With a lifetime dedicated to the betterment of people, Cindy Erickson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas, shares how serving others leads to becoming a capable and purpose-driven leader.

Former Army Captain turned STL FoodBank CEO, Meredith Knopp, brings an unconventional look into leadership on this week’s show.

The age of choice in the workforce, speaking the language of Millenials, and the key to motivating your employees, are just a few things that Kerry Goyette, President of Aperio Consulting Group, shares with Lisa on this week’s episode.

Judy Sindecuse, a Harvard Law graduate with over 100 portfolio companies, joins Lisa on Today’s episode.

On Today’s episode, CEO of both United Way of Greater St.Louis and Midwest BankCentre, Orv Kimbrough, shares the most powerful words you can say to the next generation and how every breakthrough is on the other side of the right relationship.

Jim Swanson, Global CIO for Bayer AG, joins Lisa and shares his 30-year’s worth of IT knowledge and why he thinks people are crucial to the planet’s long-term sustainability.

Check out the life-changing story of Top Gun pilot, Robert Teschner, as he shares about his unprecedented fighter pilot career and taking his life back from cancer.

Today’s show features Dena Ladd, former fashion industry pro turned policy advocate with Missouri Cures.

Sharon Fiehler, Former CAO of Peabody Energy & Founder of ABC to CEO, joins Lisa as she shares how she went from Germantown to the C-Suite of a Fortune 500 company to building into the next generation of female leaders.

Danny Ludeman, former CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors, joins Lisa this week to talk about when to change careers, the problem with prisons, and how to get an entire state to rally behind change.

Joining Lisa on this week’s episode is Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, where they discuss the necessity of continual self-improvement, overcoming past trauma, and carrying on the legacy left by Dr. James Dobson.

Cindy Kay Olson, former CHRO at Enron, joins Lisa to talk about the rise and fall of a Fortune 7 corporation and the endurance it takes to last.

This week Lisa is joined by former NFL executive and current YWCA CEO Adrian Bracy. Adrian shares what its like to work with for three different teams, the life-changing power of networking, and how following your passion will lead to your purpose.

Jack Lannom, Founder of People First, talks with Lisa about what kind of animal you should want to be, what it’s like to be a Kung Fu Grand Master, and the vital importance of Trust in business.

On this weeks episode, Lisa is joined by Judy West, Pastor from The Crossing Church in St. Louis, MO. Judy and Lisa talk about why Fortune 15 companies hire runners, how to spot greatness in a leader, and the modern day battle against human trafficking.

Lisa sits down with New York Time’s best selling author Dr. John Townsend to talk about setting good boundaries, finding your blindspots, and one of his favorite stories, “The Well.”

Lisa moderates a panel of female tech leaders on a variety of topics including their “something extras”. Featuring Jennifer Hopper, Michelle Kaufman, Holly Reinen, Teresa Sanzottera, and Petra Volckaert. Hosted by Ladan Kamfar of Bayer.

Bob Chapman, CEO, and Chairman at Barry-Wehmiller Companies joins Lisa on the show to talk about growing up in Ferguson, reconnecting with his father, and why when it comes to leading in business you have to learn that everybody matters.

On this episode, Lisa is joined by Dr. Richard Blackaby, President of Blackaby Ministries International. Richard talks about his father, how everyone can find the leader within, and how they can be a HUMAN BEING instead of a HUMAN DOING.

Lisa sits down with Hunter Muller, President, and CEO of HMG Strategy, to talk about his “Mad Man” father, the value of the CIO, and thinking differently through tech.

Rick Lytle joins the show to talk about the legacy his parents have left him, the importance of goal setting, and what it’s like to be a CEO’s CEO at the CEO Forum.

Lethia Owens joins the show to talk about dropping out of high school, putting the right people in your life, and the tenacity that every leader needs to succeed.

Author, CEO, and Six-Time NCAA Tennis Champion René Vidal joins Lisa to talk about his father, morning routines, and his audacious goal of reaching one million leaders.

Hobby Lobby president and author Steve Green stops by the show to chat with Lisa about his family, faith, and business.

Fresh out of the inaugural CBWB Cheryl Bachelder joined Lisa to talk about fast food, acquiring a mentor, and daring to serve.

Join us for an episode in our crowded conference rooms with one of the most amazing leaders in the non-profit sector working today.

We had a lot of fun recording in the “Black Ink” room in the 4220 building at CIC. Themed around “Women in Comics,” the room’s decor set the stage for Maxine to talk about the “super powers” she has seen in many woman leaders throughout her life.

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