What do you do when you find your growth-oriented role has become one of selling off the business, just three days into your role? And what happens when you reach the pinnacle of the functional ladder – CFO for example? And… how do you steer a 130+ year old business into new growth areas whilst

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”. Richard Medcalf speaks with Marci Zaroff, Founder/CEO of ECOfashion Corp. Marci coined the term “ECOfashion” in 1995 and is a serial entrepreneur as well as author of “ECOrenaissance: Co-Creating A Stylish, Sexy and Sustainable World.” She is the winner of awards including “WWD ESG Leadership

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Brad Flowers, co-founder of Bullhorn, an agency that builds impact brands with language and design. Brad leads naming and language generation at Bullhorn. He has a degree in literature, which he finds more useful than he expected. He co-founded the non-profit

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Anjali Kataria, CEO and Co-founder of Mytonomy. Mytonomy has quickly become the market leader in patient education and engagement, and Inc. Magazine has named Mytonomy as one of the fastest-growing software companies in the US, four consecutive years. Before Mytonomy, Anjali

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good.” Richard speaks with Stan Middleman, who serves as the President and CEO of Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest and fastest-growing independent mortgage companies in the USA. In this conversation, you’ll learn:The mantra that has led Stan to business success at scale over the

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good.” Richard Medcalf speaks with Armand Arton, CEO of Arton Capital. Armand started as an immigrant with under $5000 and now has world-leaders on speed dial, having built one of the most respected businesses and a leader in his field of global human mobility. In

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good.” In this episode Richard speaks with Matthew Guelke.Matthew is a social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of THE PLANT café organic, a San Francisco based restaurant group dedicated to bringing 100% organic and sustainable food to the public.  The Plant became the first

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Today Richard Medcalf speaks with the legendary Marshall Goldsmith, in this episode of our “CEO Rolodex” season. Marshall is the only two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has been ranked as the #1 Executive Coach in the World and a Top Ten Business Thinker for the past

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good.” In this episode Richard speaks with Dr. Jon R. Cohen, CEO of Talkspace. Talkspace has expanded access to therapy for millions of Americans and brought to market innovative, in-demand tools and resources for people to take control of their mental health. Jon is also author

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We’re continuing our season on “the CEO rolodex.” In this episode Richard speaks with Simon Mainwaring, founder/CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy accelerating growth and impact for today’s top purpose-driven brands. Simon’s first book, We First was a New York Times bestseller and his second book, Lead With We is a Wall Street Journal bestseller

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Shane Bigelow, CEO of CHAMPtitles, a technology company that is changing the way that vehicle titles are created, managed, and transferred in the United States. In this conversation, you’ll learn:How to determine if you business is actually a force for goodHow

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good.” In this episode Richard speaks with Paul Feith, founder/CEO of Paul Gregory Media, a digital marketing agency. Paul believes that business good = social good and is most passionate about working with mission-based clients who want to make a difference in the world. His

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Jeff Grass, CEO of HUNGRY Marketplace. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur with three successful exits under his belt. What sets HUNGRY Marketplace apart is its strong sense of purpose and mission. Jeff shares how his previous businesses were more focused on

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Dave Simnick, the CEO and co-founder of Soapbox – a company whose mission is to empower customers with the ability to change the world through everyday, quality purchases. Soapbox has donated over 36 million bars of soap to local homeless shelters

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Aaron Cruikshank, the CEO of market intelligence agency CTRS. Aaron describes himself as “the Rock and Roll Bad Boy of Market Intelligence” and has committed to give 5-10% of agency resources to support NGOs. In this conversation, you’ll learn:How servant leadership

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We’re continuing our season on “The CEO Rolodex”, Richard speaks with Mark Poppenborg, CEO of Intrinsify, a group of companies that leads businesses towards modern leadership, post-bureaucratic organisational design and purposeful work by advising and educating decision makers in key roles.Since he founded his first company in 2010 Mark has initiated several more ventures which

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, co-founder and CEO of CanopyLAB. Sahra-Josephine has been at the forefront of transforming education through social learning and artificial intelligence since 2015. CanopyLAB is the world’s first-of-its-kind learning experience platform, and CanopyLAB has trained more than 500,000 youth and

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard Medcalf speaks with Sebastian DiGrande, CEO of Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX). PCX was founded in the Philippines, one of the epicentres of the plastic pollution crisis, and the first in the world to establish a Plastic Pollution Reduction Standard and create a fully

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Randell Leach, CEO of Beneficial State Bank. Randell is also on the Board of Directors of EarthAdvantage, a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. Randell is personally driven to help people achieve their sustainability and social

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We’re continuing our season on “business as a force for good”, Richard speaks with Kerry Siggins, the CEO of StoneAge Holdings, a fast growing manufacturing and technology company based in Colorado. Under Kerry’s leadership, StoneAge has experienced double digit growth, year over year. In 2015, she successfully transitioned the company’s ownership structure to an ESOP,

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