Steve Ossad, Award Winning Military Biographer and Author Of “Omar Nelson Bradley America’s GI General 1893-1981”, On: Lessons in Leadership From the Battlefield to the Board Room, How Great Leaders Learn From Failure, and the Military’s Utilization of After Action Reports and Staff Rides

In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack speaks with Steve Ossad, a military biographer and the author Of Omar Nelson Bradley America’s GI General, about Omar Bradley and his leadership. They talk about Steve’s background and what led him to write the book. They then dive deep into World War II where they cover Bradley’s work, his accomplishments, and what his decisions say about how best to lead.

Soon Mee Kim, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the Omnicom Group, On: Growing Up in a Korean Wakanda, the Moral Imperative of DEI, and the Work of Creating a Culture of Belonging

Dov Pollack sits down with Soon Mee Kim, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of the Omnicom Group, to discuss diversity in the workplace. They go through Soon Mee’s childhood and what she took from growing up in what she calls “Korean Wakanda.” They then touch on a host of topics such as the need for power and love, how to address diversity issues, and Soon Mee’s guiding concept of the year. Hear it all on this episode of the Next Wave Leadership podcast.

Watchen Nyanue, Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder, On: Developing Black Female Talent, Finding Your Tribe, and Why Talent Only Matters When You’re in the Room

Dov Pollack invites Watchen Nyanue, the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder, onto the Next Wave Leadership podcast to talk about her work and her life’s story. They begin with her childhood, her introduction to privilege at university, and why she started her organization. They also talk about validation in careers, developing black female talent, and why talent alone isn’t enough.

Natalie Egan, CEO and Founder of Translator Inc., On: The Journey of Transitioning as a Human Being and Transforming as a Leader, Moving From Toxic Masculinity to Empathy, and Recognizing Your Privilege Along the Way

In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack talks with Natalie Egan, the CEO and Founder of Translator, to discuss what it means to change as a leader and as a person. They go through Natalie’s childhood and early career, her career missteps, and how she changed her direction. They also touch on topics like toxic masculinity, creating a great work culture, and finding purpose in life.

Chris L. Fuentes, Founder and CEO of Ranger Ready Repellents, On: Disrupting a Billion Dollar Industry, Being a Courageous General, and Operating Like a Big Company but Acting Like a Start-Up

Chris L. Fuentes is a lifestyle brand CEO who has worked in leadership roles at companies such as Yankee Candle and Cycling Sports Group. After helping lead other businesses, he decided to disrupt the $1 billion insect repellent industry. Chris founded Ranger Ready Repellents in 2017 with a mission to combat vector-borne diseases. He gained […]

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Dov Pollack is an executive coach and leadership consultant at Next Wave Leadership, a company that provides their clients with self-reflection tools to gain clarity about their strengths and become more effective leaders. Their clients include Charles Schwab, Premier Nutrition, Slack, Sonos, Twilio, and MidPen Housing. Dov’s unique approach to coaching frees leaders from their […]