Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 739 | Reinventing Jobs

The Role Of Technology In Reinventing Jobs With Ravin Jesuthasan And Technological Business Transitions With Jed Ayres

In this day and age, technology keeps on rising to new levels with constant innovations. Technology has also taken extraordinary steps into the world of business by reinventing jobs. In today’s episode, Ravin Jesuthasan talks about how technology is reinventing the jobs we have known for a long time. Ravin is a recognized global thought leader, futurist, and the co-author of the book Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to WorkListen in as Ravin joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to discuss technology’s role in business.

Business covers a lot of areas that need attention, especially when you are aiming to scale your business as an owner. One of these areas where technology has been incorporated to help produce better results is marketing. Jed Ayres talks about how marketing has been improved by innovations of technology. Jed is IGEL’s Global CEO, a company aimed at providing next-gen operating systems and endpoint security, optimization, and control solutions for cloud workspaces and virtual desktops. He joins Dr. Diane Hamilton on today’s podcast in a conversation about technology, sales, and marketing.

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TTL 738 | Future Builders

Future Builders And Marketing Technology With Dan McCall And Holistic Girls’ Education With Marisa Porges

As the technology side of marketing advances at an unprecedented rate, so should its tactics. Joining Dr. Diane Hamilton is one of the future builders in the marketing technology industry, Dan McCall, the CEO of Influitive. With 30 years of experience in technology, Dan takes his technical expertise, marketing, and business experience to build and strengthen Influitive’s online community and customer advocacy platform. Influitive is a human engagement platform that encourages customer engagement through recognition, rewards, and gamification. Join in as Dan explains more about what the company does and how they are pivoting amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

When the clamor for gender equality is at its strongest, the need for holistic education that empowers young women to succeed cannot be overemphasized. Marisa Porges, the eighth headmaster of The Baldwin School and author of What Girls Need, is one of the future builders that in this field. She speaks to Dr. Diane Hamilton to give us an overview of their school’s vision and educational philosophy. Marisa is an advocate of holistic girls’ education that combines essential elements such as resilience, adaptability, and courage to prepare them for success. She sees the innate predisposition of girls to solve problems collaboratively as a competitive advantage that will figure prominently in the future of work and the wider world. In an era of pandemics, climate change, economic inequality, and other issues that can only be solved collaboratively or not at all, this is no small endeavor.

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TTL 737 | FlyGirl

Perception And The Gutsy Move With Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

We all have to make that gutsy move to get to the other side, whether we’re talking about achieving personal success or arriving at solutions to pressing social issues. That Gutsy Move is what Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour is working on in her newest project, which she shares, among other things, with Dr. Diane Hamilton. Vernice got her moniker “FlyGirl” from being the first African-American woman to become a combat pilot in the US Armed Forces. For more than a decade, she has inspired organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves and create breakthrough results. As a gay woman, African American, and former beat cop, she offers a wholly different perspective on social injustice and the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which she shares with Dr. Diane in this conversation.

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TTL 736 | Healthy Cuisine

Cooking Healthy Cuisine With Jean-Marc Fullsack and Keeping Yourself Secure From Online Attacks With David Barnes

There is no denying what food can do to our health. However, sometimes, there is a great misconception about how eating healthy is about limiting yourself to bland and tasteless foods. Proving it wrong, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Jean-Marc Fullsack, the Executive Chef instructor at the University of San Francisco. Jean-Marc takes us into the world of healthy and delicious cuisines and how he trains others to do the same and serves people—which includes the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy and Steve Jobs—food that makes them healthy and happy. He then shares how he has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how he is overcoming it.

While the internet has provided us more means to reach others, it also has paved the way for many loopholes that make us vulnerable to attacks. Learn how to protect yourself as Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to David Barnes, Global CEO and Co-founder of Zulu Labs, where he published the first algorithm to programmatically check if a domain is secured from being used in a spoof attack. Here, David helps us understand domain (DMARC) when it comes to email, spam, cybersecurity, and more. Listen in to know how you can keep yourself secured and protected.

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TTL 735 | Creating Meaningful Experiences

Creating Meaningful Experiences Between Human And Technology With Kate O’Neill And Making Strategic Business Decisions With Karl Post

In a busy and hectic technological world, automating processes have become the go-to for many businesses. While the merits are undeniable, it is important to think about the segments and sectors of people that get displaced along the way. Bringing someone who works to bring humans and tech together, Dr. Diane Hamilton sits down with Kate O’Neill, the CEO of KO Insights—a strategic consultancy committed to improving the human experience at scale. Here, Kate takes us deep into the important conversations to be had when it comes to automation, highlighting the importance of human relationship with tech. Follow along as Kate reminds you in this episode about the critical piece to understand as we go into an increasingly data and tech-led future: thinking about how to keep humanity at the center of that.

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the walls of the executive-level? Taking you into the boardroom where big decisions are made, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Karl Post, the President of TallGrass Public Relations and the co-founder of the C-Suite Network. Karl discusses with us how he is helping executive leaders become the most strategic people in the room. He shares how to be more proactive and what are the five keeps on making a business thrive. Listen to what Karl has to say and more, providing you some helpful insights on running your business in this day and age.

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TTL 734 | Customer Centricity

From Product Centricity To Customer Centricity With Dr. Mary Ritz And Reaching Anyone At Any Level Online With Dan Portik

Businesses fall into the trap of loving their products too much that they forget about their customers. As a result, they create products that people don’t need and want. Moving you from a product centricity model into customer centricity, Dr. Diane Hamilton talks to Dr. Mary Ritz, owner and founder of Almenta International, as she takes us into the insights and wisdom from her book, Customer Centricity: A Sense Making Framework for Developing Economies. She discusses the importance of accounting for how customers are always changing and evolving, affecting your products in return. She then shares about the customer cycle, the differences in customer experience in other economies, and the ways to navigate your business in this current COVID-19 environment.

Putting your business up on social media is one thing. Reaching anyone online—no matter what level they are at—is another. This is one of the many struggles many businesses encounter when setting up their online presence. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton brings over Dan Portik to help you do just that. Dan is the President of BVS Film Productions and the co-author of Fill Your Funnel: Selling with Social Media with Tom Hopkins. Taking us deeper into the online world, he shares with us his new book, The Secret Online Door, where he outlines in detail the successful online techniques he has used over the years to reach and negotiate with anyone at any level of success.

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TTL 733 | Meaning From Perception

Finding Meaning From Perception With Beau Lotto

Perception plays a broad role in how a person views things around him. It is seen in everyone in every aspect of life. In turn, it is important to find meaning from perception. In this episode, Beau Lotto talks about interpreting things that we perceive. Giving meaning to them can help us use our perception as a tool to achieve success. Listen in as Beau, a leading expert in perception who has aided numerous recognized companies, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to explain how organizations can utilize it to adapt in a world that is constantly changing.

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TTL 732 | Leadership Effectiveness

Leading With Curiosity And Honesty With Peter Kozodoy And Leadership Effectiveness With Tim Spiker

Life can be full of obstacles and challenges, but we can gain great fulfillment by overcoming all of these with curiosity and honesty. These values are also vital as a leader to lead with utmost honesty to create an organization that also reflects theses values. Peter Kozodoy joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about these values. He relates them to our open-mindedness to accept failure, which, in turn, can help us become individuals who are ready for change and influences others in the organization to do the same. Peter is a TEDx speaker and entrepreneur who empowers businesses to adopt these values.

Be it in business or anywhere else, every team needs a leader, an individual representing the values of the organization and effectively guides them to the path that is for their greatest benefit. They are those who encompass excellent social relationships with their team and have effective decision-making skills. Tim Spiker joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about development journeys and learning experiences related to leadership effectiveness. Tim is the Founder of The Aperio and the author of the book The Only Leaders Worth Following.

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TTL 731 | Emotional Discipline

The Concept Of Face With Maya Hu-Chan And Emotional Discipline With Edward Latimore

Emotional intelligence is vital to understanding other people as well as yourself. It comprises values such as self-esteem, pride, dignity, and the concept of face. Listen in as Maya Hu-Chan discusses the concept of face and how it permeates all levels of social and business interactions. Maya is a globally-recognized keynote speaker and certified coach who concentrates on leadership and business. Learn more as she talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton about the importance of self-worth, identity, and how these affect individuals.

Life experiences teach us the majority of what we know as people. These experiences mold us into the people we have become today. Edward Latimore is a best-selling author who focuses on self-improvement and has had many life experiences himself. In this episode, he talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton about emotional discipline and how it helps us make decisions and reach conclusions. Join Edward as he explains how emotional arguments and social pressure plays a role in everyone’s lives.

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TTL 730 | Building Trust

Building Trust For Cultural Change With Dr. Frances Frei

Trust is a fickle thing. How do we make sure it is built and incorporated into the company culture? In this episode, Harvard Business School professor Dr. Frances Frei joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to give her insight on this by discussing her TED Talk and using her experience at Harvard of how she and her colleagues made the school more gender-inclusive. Dr. Frei works with companies who are embarking on large-scale change and organizational transformation, including embracing diversity and inclusion as a lever for improved performance. She also served as Uber’s first Senior Vice President of Leadership and Strategy where she fixed the failing culture in a year. Tune in to this episode to know the three pillars of trust and how you can navigate crises, leadership, and culture.

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