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What's Next! with Tiffani Bova

Jul 7, 2022

Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.

Patiently waiting for the heart of the conversation, our guests John Baird and Edward Sullivan help businesses create safe conditions for workers to feel seen and heard by their managers. Their book “Leading with Heart: 5 Conversations That Unlock Creativity, Purpose, and Results” highlights five key values they have identified to embrace an empathetic and authentic workplace culture.

John Baird has been considered one of the premier executive coaches in Silicon Valley for over 25 years. He built his career coaching in the C-Suite at companies ranging from Apple and Nike to start-ups like DoorDash and MasterClass. He earned a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University. He is currently Founder & Chairman of the renowned executive coaching consultancy Velocity.

Edward Sullivan has been coaching and advising start-up founders, Fortune 10 executives, and heads of state for over 15 years. His clients include executives from Google, Salesforce, Slack, and dozens of other fast-growth companies. He holds an MBA from Wharton and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Edward is CEO & President of the renowned executive coaching consultancy Velocity.


THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR…  leaders who want to connect with their employees on the deepest human level, ultimately unlocking creativity, purpose, and results.


TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… In order to build long-term sustainable profit, you need to find purpose as a company. When workplace leaders can create safe workplace environments, workers can be their authentic selves and grow to be more effective and skillful individuals. The bottom line is that if you can take care of your team members, you can turn the tide on the Great Resignation and have loyal team members for years to come.


WHAT  I  LOVE  MOST Both John and Edward are focused on the human side of business, which ultimately translates to financial gain when workers feel empowered by the company culture and actively look out for each other’s emotional wellbeing.  



Running time: 33:12

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Leading with Heart