Curve Benders Podcast – Evolution of Associations with Elisa Pratt, CAE

The 31st episode of the Curve Benders podcast is live with a former client, and now Nour Cohort Community member, Elisa Pratt, CAE. She’s an association management executive with a passion for engagement, whether grassroots advocacy or the development and advancement of regional chapter affiliates both domestically and internationally. In the last two decades, she […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Embracing Uncertainty with Margaret Heffernan

The latest episode of the Curve Benders Podcast is live with renowned business thinker, former CEO, popular TED speaker, and bestselling author, Margaret Heffernan. I was fascinated by our conversation on how our society has become increasingly obsessed with predicting the future. Margaret and I discussed how as a society, we find doubt and uncertainty […]

Nour on Crisis Leadership and Forging Forward – Set To Lead Podcast

I was delighted to be a guest on the Set to Lead Podcast with Mary Ann Samedi, where we had a great conversation on uncovering new growth opportunities even amid the crisis. As always, welcome your thoughts. I’ll also post further discussions in our Nour Forum community. Join us (free) for exclusive content, resources, and […]

Curve Benders Podcast – The Profound Rationale for Voice with Amy Edmondson

Episode 30 of the Curve Benders Podcast on The Profound Rational for Voice with Amy Edmondson, is live. I’ve been a long-time fan of Amy’s work, incorporating her research on the Spectrum of Failure into my book, Return on Impact back in 2012. More recently, we met at the Thinkers 50 annual gala in London, […]

Meet Sarah Qualters of The Wine Group, Nour Forum Member of the Month – July 2020

As you may know, I recently launched our free, private, member-based community, The Nour Forum. Beyond this blog, it’s a place where on a daily basis, I post questions, engage other like-minded professionals in discussions, share unique and exclusive content, and will even soon hold exclusive events for just those members. Once you create a […]

Strategic Relationships on The Transformative Leader Podcast with Amir Ghannad

Delightful to join new friend, Amir Ghannad, on his Transformative Leader Podcast to discuss building and leveraging strategic relationships. As you hear in our conversation, relationships are more than “touchy-feely.” I’ve spent the past two decades as a student of intentional, strategic, and what I believe and we’ve proven to be the quantifiable value of […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Building an Organization of Truth and Just

Episode 27 of the Curve Benders Podcast on Building an Organization of Truth and Just with Ron Carucci, is live. Meeting Ron was one of those delightful serendipitous opportunities in life, as we sat next to each other on a bus ride to Marshall Goldsmith’s home in Rancho Santa Fe, near San Diego. During our […]

Writing Curve Benders Book – Chapter One: Work-Life Blending

Chapter One: Work-Life Blending: The Secret to Align Corporate Strategy with Personal Objectives “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. The power of education extends beyond the development of the skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” – Nelson Mandela Curve Benders […]

Curve Benders Podcast – Speaking Truth to Power with Megan Reitz

Episode 26 of the Curve Benders Podcast on Speaking Truth to Power with Megan Reitz, is live. I first met Megan at the Thinkers 50 gathering in London last November. She had me at hello, as she is incredibly personable, deliberate in her verbal communication, and insightful in her research. As you’ll hear in our […]