C-Suite Conversations

Featuring conversations with David Neeleman, Jonathan Karp, Amy Errett, Kara Goldin, Melanie Harris, Tony Boldt, Jo Ann Jenkins, Johnny Taylor, Jr., Niren Chaudhary, and Carolyn Dewar.

Season 1

Episode 1
David Neeleman

Join business giant David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue Airways, Azul Airlines, and Breeze Airways to find out how to achieve your dreams, and rebuild your career when things don’t go the way you planned.

Episode 2
Jonathan Karp

Join literary enthusiast and CEO of Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, as he illustrates both the present and the future of book publishing. Jonathan shares highlights from his more than 30 years in the publishing industry, offers invaluable leadership insights garnered from his experiences, and offers up a few reading suggestions for the year ahead.

Episode 3
Amy Errett

Join Madison Reed Founder and CEO, Amy Errett, as she explores the path to disrupting an entire industry towards explosive growth. She takes time to outline how important it is to pivot before it’s necessary, while also staying grounded in who you are as a leader, and finding joy in what you do.

Episode 4
Kara Goldin

Join Founder of Hint Inc., Kara Goldin, as she reflects on the importance of taking chances, seizing opportunities, and learning from the hurdles encountered along the way. Kara shares stories of challenge and success, all with the goal in mind to serve others and truly love what you do.

Episode 5
Melanie Harris

Join Nike, Inc.’s VP of Strategy and Development, Melanie Harris, as she highlights how important it is to embrace innovation in a rapidly changing environment while not losing focus on your core value and mission, both personally and professionally. Melanie shares how all of us are athletes in our own way and draws from her experiences working at Nike and Bain & Company to offer valuable leadership insights.

Episode 6
Tony Boldt

Join the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nebraska Furniture Mart, Tony Boldt, as he shares how he worked his way from the front line to the C-suite for one of America’s most beloved furniture stores. Garnering leadership insights throughout his extensive career in the furniture business, Boldt discusses how NFM continues to aspire to improve lives through furniture while maintaining a positive mindset in times of uncertainty.

Episode 7
Jo Ann Jenkins

Join AARP’s CEO, Jo Ann Jenkins, as she details the importance of understanding unconscious bias and ageism and offers advice on how to grow the culture of your organization in ever-changing times. Her insights are garnered from an extensive career, including the last 22 years with 38-million-member strong AARP.

Episode 8
Johnny Taylor, Jr.

Join Johnny Taylor, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), as he shares insights on the future of employment, culture, and leadership.

Episode 9
Niren Chaudhary

Join the CEO of Panera Brands as he shares how severe emotional struggle can be transformed into fuel to make you a better friend, family member, leader, and person. He shares how important it is to get back up in the face of adversity, constantly learn and relearn to adapt to the evolving needs of those you serve, and the power of resilience in an ever-changing landscape.

Episode 10
Carolyn Dewar

Join McKinsey & Company’s Senior Partner Carolyn Dewar as she outlines the mindsets that differentiate between a good CEO and an extraordinary one. She shares practical ways leaders can drive organizational effectiveness and build culture in ways that have a lasting impact.

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