Dawn Hudson, Former President and CEO of PepsiCo North America, CMO of the NFL, and Coauthor of “You Should Smile More”, On: The Stubborn Remnants of Gender Bias, Playing to Your Strengths, and Leading With Awareness, Not Anger

Dawn Hudson

In this episode of Next Wave Leadership, Dov Pollack interviews Dawn Hudson, the Executive Vice President of the NFL and coauthor of You Should Smile More, about her perspective on leadership and diversity. They discuss her career and how she came to work for PepsiCo and the NFL. They also dive deeper into topics such as trusting your gut to make decisions, the remnants of sexism in business, and the contents of her new book.

Lori Tauber Marcus, Cie Nicholson, & Angelique Bellmer Krembs of The Band of Sisters & Authors of “You Should Smile More” On: At the Table, Not in the Conversation; Accidental Sexism & Micro-Moments; Barriers to Inclusion Are Barriers to Success

Angelique Bellmer Krembs is a marketing expert and a founding member of The Band of Sisters. She spent 23 years at PepsiCo, leading turnaround and growth for many beloved brands, including Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and SoBe. She was also the CMO at News America Marketing, created a CMO Advisory practice, and was the […]

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 […]

Dov Pollack, Executive Coach and Founder of Next Wave Leadership, On: Building an Executive Presence, Understanding Your Story, and How the Podcast Has Changed Dov’s Coaching

Dov Pollack is an executive coach and development consultant who has helped brands such as Charles Schwab, Slack, and Amazon. Through his executive coaching consultancy, Next Wave Leadership, he works one-on-one with leaders to find their presence and better tell their story. He is a Founding Partner of Riverene and has previously worked with Future […]

Jinny Uppal, Award-Winning Author of In/Action: Rethinking the Path to Results and a Principal at CK Advisory, On: Meditation vs Mindfulness, Nonlinear Paths to Nonlinear Success, and Why Your Formula for Winning the Race Is an Illusion

Jinny Uppal is the Principal at CK Advisory LLC and has held leadership positions at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, and Macy’s. She has more than 20 years of working experience with Fortune 500 companies, helping drive growth and lead corporate transformation. She is an experienced technology and business leader with a track record of […]