Sid Balman, author of Seventh Flag, due to be published in October 2019, is a former Pulitzer-nominated national security correspondent and specialist in behavior-change communications.
Sid Balman, author of Seventh Flag, due to be published in October 2019, is a former Pulitzer-nominated national security correspondent and specialist in behavior-change communications.
Nicki Mayo founded and runs the eponymous Nicki Mayo News, LLC. She is a self-described “multimedia maven” and is also a full-time communications strategist.
Nicki Mayo founded and runs the eponymous Nicki Mayo News, LLC. She is a self-described “multimedia maven” and is also a full-time communications strategist.
Arbi Derzakharian was the senior director of operations and post-production at IMAX, where he oversaw the supply chain and process involved in getting films, some produced by IMAX and others produced at different entertainment studios, into IMAX theatres.
Arbi Derzakharian was the senior director of operations and post-production at IMAX, where he oversaw the supply chain and process involved in getting films, some produced by IMAX and others produced at different entertainment studios, into IMAX theatres.
Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio, Science Co-Chair and director of STEAM at The Buckley School, earned her B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then her Doctorate in Genetics from California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Aidyl Gonzalez-Serricchio, Science Co-Chair and director of STEAM at The Buckley School, earned her B.S. in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and then her Doctorate in Genetics from California Institute of Technology
John Katzman is an American entrepreneur and education evangelist.  He founded The Noodle Companies in 2012 with the mission of increasing transparency and efficiency across the education landscape and with the goal of lowering the cost of online college tuition. For almost 40 years, John has been a pioneer of innovation in the American educational system.
John Katzman is an American entrepreneur and education evangelist.  He founded The Noodle Companies in 2012 with the mission of increasing transparency and efficiency across the education landscape and with the goal of lowering the cost of online college tuition. For almost 40 years, John has been a pioneer of innovation in the American educational system.
John Katzman is an American entrepreneur and education evangelist.  He founded The Noodle Companies in 2012 with the mission of increasing transparency and efficiency across the education landscape and with the goal of lowering the cost of online college tuition. For almost 40 years, John has been a pioneer of innovation in the American educational system.
Larry Hanauer is the vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Association, a nonpartisan and nonprofit association that works to identify and develop solutions to national security issues.
Larry Hanauer is the vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Association, a nonpartisan and nonprofit association that works to identify and develop solutions to national security issues. Larry Hanauer is the vice president for policy at the Intelligence and National Security Association, a nonpartisan and nonprofit association that works to identify and develop solutions to national security issues.
Dr. Alexis Albion is the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC which reopened in a new building in May 2019.  In this role, Dr. Albion was responsible for conceptualizing the 5 main galleries of the museum and ensuring the content appealed to as wide an audience as possible
Dr. Alexis Albion is the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC which reopened in a new building in May 2019.  In this role, Dr. Albion was responsible for conceptualizing the 5 main galleries of the museum and ensuring the content appealed to as wide an audience as possible.
Dr. Alexis Albion is the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC which reopened in a new building in May 2019.  In this role, Dr. Albion was responsible for conceptualizing the 5 main galleries of the museum and ensuring the content appealed to as wide an audience as possible.
Dr. Alexis Albion is the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC which reopened in a new building in May 2019.  In this role, Dr. Albion was responsible for conceptualizing the 5 main galleries of the museum and ensuring the content appealed to as wide an audience as possible.
Dr. Alexis Albion is the lead curator at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC which reopened in a new building in May 2019.  In this role, Dr. Albion was responsible for conceptualizing the 5 main galleries of the museum and ensuring the content appealed to as wide an audience as possible.
Liz Korfmacher is the head of marketing at Ziva Meditation, where she directs email, content and advertising strategy. In short, Liz is responsible for spreading Ziva far and wide. She worked to produce the national bestselling book launch of Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. The book reached #7 on Amazon in its first week.
Liz Korfmacher is the head of marketing at Ziva Meditation, where she directs email, content and advertising strategy. In short, Liz is responsible for spreading Ziva far and wide. She worked to produce the national bestselling book launch of Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. The book reached #7 on Amazon in its first week.
Liz Korfmacher is the head of marketing at Ziva Meditation, where she directs email, content and advertising strategy. In short, Liz is responsible for spreading Ziva far and wide. She worked to produce the national bestselling book launch of Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher. The book reached #7 on Amazon in its first week. Liz has also worked at Ziva as a consultant and marketing guru.
David Placek, founder and president of Lexicon Branding, is responsible for driving Lexicon’s strategic and creative vision. Under his leadership, Lexicon Branding has continued to focus on the development of brand names and brand architectures that make significant contributions to the sales and marketing goals of its clients. For over 30 years, David has been the author of an unconventional approach to creativity, using small teams, linguists, and computer modeling to create new ideas. His approach has led to the development of such category-changing names as Sonos, Pentium, Swiffer, and BlackBerry.
David Placek, founder and president of Lexicon Branding, is responsible for driving Lexicon’s strategic and creative vision. Under his leadership, Lexicon Branding has continued to focus on the development of brand names and brand architectures that make significant contributions to the sales and marketing goals of its clients. For over 30 years, David has been the author of an unconventional approach to creativity, using small teams, linguists, and computer modeling to create new ideas. His approach has led to the development of such category-changing names as Sonos, Pentium, Swiffer, and BlackBerry.
David Placek, founder and president of Lexicon Branding, is responsible for driving Lexicon’s strategic and creative vision. Under his leadership, Lexicon Branding has continued to focus on the development of brand names and brand architectures that make significant contributions to the sales and marketing goals of its clients. For over 30 years, David has been the author of an unconventional approach to creativity, using small teams, linguists, and computer modeling to create new ideas. His approach has led to the development of such category-changing names as Sonos, Pentium, Swiffer, and BlackBerry.
David Placek, founder and president of Lexicon Branding, is responsible for driving Lexicon’s strategic and creative vision. Under his leadership, Lexicon Branding has continued to focus on the development of brand names and brand architectures that make significant contributions to the sales and marketing goals of its clients.
Lisa Shalett is a Managing Partner & Head of Strategic Innovation at Brookfield Asset Management, a position she took after a year-long ‘retirement’ during which she advised startups and worked as an angel investor. Brookfield is an alternative asset management firm that focuses on long lasting investments in areas such as real estate. Lisa is an expert in the field of investment banking and financial services following her impressive 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investment banks in the world. At Goldman, Lisa held numerous positions including Global Head of Brand Marketing and Digital Strategy, managing the company’s brand during the 2008 financial crisis.
Lisa Shalett is a Managing Partner & Head of Strategic Innovation at Brookfield Asset Management, a position she took after a year-long ‘retirement’ during which she advised startups and worked as an angel investor. Brookfield is an alternative asset management firm that focuses on long lasting investments in areas such as real estate. Lisa is an expert in the field of investment banking and financial services following her impressive 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investment banks in the world.
Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Payclub -- a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Payclub allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads. Prior to launching Payclub or Moving Up podcast and Grod Media, Alex spent over three years as an analyst for global investment banks like J.P. Morgan and Houlihan Lokey.
Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Payclub -- a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Payclub allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads.
Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Payclub -- a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Payclub allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads.
Alex Grodnik is a co-founder at Payclub -- a next gen banking platform for Gen Z. Payclub allows you to create an infinite number of groups with friends to help manage and budget money together. Alex is also the founder of Grod Media, a company that produces podcasts to market and partner with brands, and he hosts the Moving Up podcast, a highly rated business podcast with over 500k downloads.
Professor Cal Newport is a proud Millennial and a computer science professor at Georgetown University who has never owned a social media account.  Yup. You read this right. Newport has his PhD in computer science from M.I.T and has deliberately eschewed Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. because his research shows it’s bad for your brain and your ability to do deep thinking. 
Professor Cal Newport is a proud Millennial and a computer science professor at Georgetown University who has never owned a social media account.  Yup. You read this right. Newport has his PhD in computer science from M.I.T and has deliberately eschewed Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. because his research shows it’s bad for your brain and your ability to do deep thinking.  In fact, Dr. Newport has written a number of books on the topic including DEEP WORK which he talks about in this episode.
Professor Cal Newport is a proud Millennial and a computer science professor at Georgetown University who has never owned a social media account.  Yup. You read this right. Newport has his PhD in computer science from M.I.T and has deliberately eschewed Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. because his research shows it’s bad for your brain and your ability to do deep thinking.  In fact, Dr. Newport has written a number of books on the topic including DEEP WORK which he talks about in this episode.
Ben Kiker is the founder of the Ben Kiker Group, which offers business, executive, and recovery coaching focusing on helping people create the conditions that lead to meaningful, lasting change on their journey. Ben works 1:1 with top performers and with organizations to identify the roadblocks standing in the way of transformation.
Ben Kiker is the founder of the Ben Kiker Group, which offers business, executive, and recovery coaching focusing on helping people create the conditions that lead to meaningful, lasting change on their journey. Ben works 1:1 with top performers and with organizations to identify the roadblocks standing in the way of transformation.
Ben Kiker is the founder of the Ben Kiker Group, which offers business, executive, and recovery coaching focusing on helping people create the conditions that lead to meaningful, lasting change on their journey. Ben works 1:1 with top performers and with organizations to identify the roadblocks standing in the way of transformation
Ben Kiker is the founder of the Ben Kiker Group, which offers business, executive, and recovery coaching focusing on helping people create the conditions that lead to meaningful, lasting change on their journey. Ben works 1:1 with top performers and with organizations to identify the roadblocks standing in the way of transformation.
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Jason Bellini is an award-winning journalist with an illustrious career that includes working for CNN, CBS, Bloomberg TV, MTV, NPR and, currently, The Wall Street Journal. Jason works as a senior producer at the WSJ, and is the host of its new video series “Moving Upstream,” which explores the trends, technologies, ideas and challenges that are headed our way in the near future or “upstream.”
Michael Rosenblum is the founder and CEO of Rosenblum TV, a world leader in video content training. More than 30 years ago, he invented the concept of the “VJ” or videojournalist, which is a reporter who travels the world capturing, editing and creating stories on a video camera or smartphone without a team of journalists.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Zac Willette is a board certified chaplain and founder and president of Allay Care, a nonprofit organization that guides people through both life and death experiences by helping them become more comfortable talking about and documenting end of life wishes and values. It is his belief that we are never too young or too healthy to get prepared for death, that death is part of life, and that death should be considered with dignity and beauty, similar to the way we view life.
Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients.
Marcus Brauchli is co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, a partnership that invests in highly innovative media and technology companies in key growth markets around the world. He also serves as an advisor or director of several, including leading digital sites in Poland, India and Taiwan, and digital-content analytics and monetization technology companies.  Before co-founding North Base Media, Marcus was a vice president of the Washington Post Co. and executive editor of The Washington Post, overseeing its news and content operations, including new media, video and digital innovation.
Dara Royer is the senior vice president and chief communications officer at Syracuse University. She is the first leader of the school’s marketing and communications division and is responsible for oversight of internal and external marketing efforts including media relations, strategic marketing campaigns and brand stewardship for the school. She is in charge of a team of about 80 people who all work to make Syracuse one of the best private universities in the world.
George Anders is a senior editor at large at LinkedIn. He’s authored five business books including the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett Packard, and most recently You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Degree. After earning his undergraduate degree at Stanford University, George started his career as a journalist at the Wall Street Journal where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Evan Glass is an elected Montgomery County Councilmember who has been fighting for the people of Montgomery County for more than 15 years. During that time, he has engaged with all levels of the county, from organizing neighborhood associations and serving as non-profit leader to advocating for small-business growth and championing effective government.
Episode #200 is a fun and fascinating mashup of some of our favorite T4C episodes as of July 2019 which include (in order of appearance):
Jeremy Barnicle is the executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based nonprofit that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. He has spent more than two decades working at the junction of policy, media, philanthropy and global issues. 
Adam Roseman, CEO of Steady, works with a passionate team to help millions of Americans realize their income potential in a changing work environment. Founded in the summer of 2017 by Adam Roseman, Michael Loeb and Eric Aroesty, the Steady app allows people to find jobs fast, seek financial advice and save money with deals on everything from healthcare plans to tax help.
Tiffany Sorya is Founder/CEO of Novel Education Group, an elite homeschooling and academic agency specializing in customized curriculum and college advising, particularly for students and families with unconventional lifestyles. As the private tutor for many high profile clients including Kendall and Kylie Jenner and the family of Dr. Dre, Tiffany’s ethos is rooted in the fundamental, life-long value of education, especially in our digital media driven era of young entrepreneurs and social media stars.
Christina (Tina) Martini is an intellectual property lawyer and co-national hiring partner at Chicago’s McDermott Will & Emery law firm and specializes in trademark, copyright, domain name, Internet, social media, advertising, unfair competition and entertainment law.
Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice.  A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate in Justice & Peace Studies.
Daniel Sieberg is the CEO and founder of iO Enterprises - an early-stage startup building an empathic A.I./AR experience in service of what humans need. He also leads iO Ventures to advise innovative startups of all stripes including Ground and Pressland.
George Leon is the CEO and founder of Cakewalk Entertainment, a full-service promotional marketing entertainment agencies which pushes entertainment properties and brands beyond the silver screen and into consumers’ everyday lives. With more than 25 years of experience, Leon is a one-of-a-kind specialist in global promotions and franchise development in the entertainment space.
Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books in 2003 with a single self-published book about a collegiate mascot and zero experience in the publishing industry. When that book took off he was more than happy to quit his job as a corporate attorney and dive headfirst into the dynamic world of books.  Since then Mascot Books, a full-service hybrid book publishing company, has published more than 3,000 fiction, nonfiction, children’s, and cookbooks and has established itself as one of America’s fastest growing and most respected independent publishing houses.  
Brock Silvers is Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, a private equity investment firm in Shanghai, China. He has lived in China for over 30 years.
Joshua A. Adler is the founding CEO of Sourcewater, the world’s largest geospatial data and digital-market hub for viewing, analyzing and understanding wastewater logistics within the crude oil and natural gas industries. Wastewater creates the largest operating costs today for unconventional energy sources like hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
Joshua A. Adler is the founding CEO of Sourcewater, the world’s largest geospatial data and digital-market hub for viewing, analyzing and understanding wastewater logistics within the crude oil and natural gas industries. Wastewater creates the largest operating costs today for unconventional energy sources like hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
Sean Gibbons is CEO of the Communications Network, a professional network of foundation and nonprofit leaders that improve lives through smart communication.  Sean is also living proof that in today’s dynamic economy, it is becoming more and more common for professionals to change jobs almost a dozen times between the ages of 18-48!  During his successful career, Sean has worked in journalism as well as in communication strategy in think tanks, and nonprofits.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a journalist, author and marketing professional currently working in the technology industry at Shield AI as the Chief Marketing Officer. Her two NYT’s bestselling books: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield  tell the stories of unsung heroes who showed bravery and resilience in the face of adversity in the midst of violent conflict.  
Rick Greenberg is the CEO of Kepler Group, a tech- and analytics-driven digital agency delivering cross-channel impact for leading advertisers worldwide. Since it was founded in June 2012, Kepler Group has grown from six founders in a rented New York City conference room to 260 people across five offices in the US and UK.  The Kepler Group provides digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in industries ranging from financial services to travel, retail and healthcare. Kepler’s clients include: Paypal, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dish Network, Fidelity Bank, American Express, The New York Times and J Crew.
Steve Babcock is the Chief Creative Officer at advertising agency VaynerMedia, founded by marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuck, and has worn several hats over the course of his career. From mailroom guy to copywriter to Executive Creative Director, Steve has literally worked his way up to the top of the industry.
Hannah Braaten is an Editor at St. Martin’s Press where she’s editing dozens of exciting books with unique perspectives including one by a co-host of the new Queer Eye show, Tan France!  Hannah discovered her love for publishing at Wellesley College– where she initially thought she would pursue a career in politics– but switched to English after taking a class with an incredible English professor.  
Robert Draper is a writer at large for The New York Times Magazine, where he covers domestic politics. He has also been a contributing writer to National Geographic since 2007. For the latter, Robert has traveled to the all-male monastic community of Greece’s Mount Athos as well as to volatile corners of the world like Somalia, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya.
Madeline Rose is a Senior Global Advocacy Advisor at Mercy Corps*, a global humanitarian and development NGO, where she works to create and implement public policies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. She’s a policy expert and advocacy strategist with innovative problem-solving skills who led the design of Mercy Corps’ first globally coordinated advocacy campaign, which she now leads.
Nick Freshman is the founder of Mothersauce Partners, a venture capital funded ecosystem for the food and beverage industry.  Mothersauce Partners aggressively shortens the traditional timeline to achieve profit for food and drink concepts by bringing to bear experience, connections and a suite of services that is largely absent in investing.
Provash Budden is the Americas Regional Director for Mercy Corps and lives in Bogota, Colombia. As American Regional Director Provash has over 20 years of international development experience encompassing leadership, program design, management and implementation of humanitarian and development programs. leading programs on land rights, financial services, access to education, economic development, violence prevention, natural resource management and support to displaced communities affected by conflict.
Sarah Hillware has spent a decade designing, implementing and managing effective public affairs and social impact communications campaigns with public health, gender equality, educational and environmental outcomes. As a communications consultant at the World Bank and for specialized United Nations agencies, Sarah works at the intersection of international development communications and project operations, with the goal of driving global action and national policy reform.
Spencer Bokat-Lindell is an Associate Editor at Axios an American news and information website founded in 2016.  Axios is based on the Greek word for “worthy”.
Tiffany Sorya is Founder/CEO of Novel Education Group, an elite homeschooling and academic agency in California, specializing in customized curriculum and college advising, particularly for students and families with unconventional lifestyles. As the private tutor for many high profile clients including Kendall and Kylie Jenner and the family of Dr. Dre, Tiffany’s ethos is rooted in the fundamental, life-long value of education, especially in our digital media driven era of young entrepreneurs and social media stars.
Sree Sreenivasan is a co-founder of Digimentors a new kind of digital consultancy.  Stree is an expert in the digital space as a strategist, trainer and coach for some of the world’s most important brands, as well as startups and other smaller players.  If you are at all interested in how the digital world applies to every single career path, this is definitely the episode for you. Sree also breaks down how to use your social media aptitude to your advantage when applying for jobs and how to enhance your chances of landing the job you want.
Eugenia Harvey has left an indelible mark on the world of news media as a veteran broadcast journalist on ABC News’ “PrimeTime Live”, BET, CNN and the Steve Harvey Show. Today Eugenia serves as the executive producer and project director of multi-platform initiatives at WNET, a public television station that operates in the New York metropolitan area. At WNET, Eugenia manages two public media initiative programs — Chasing the Dream, Poverty & Opportunity in America and Peril & Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.
Jonathan Karp is President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, In this role he has overall responsibility for Simon & Schuster’s New York–based adult trade publishing, which includes Atria Books, Gallery Books, Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Touchstone and their associated sub-imprints and lines, and he reports directly to President and CEO Carolyn Reidy. He is also Publisher of the Simon & Schuster trade imprint.
Steven Shalowitz is the executive producer and host of podcasts: The One Way Ticket Show, where he explores guests’ ideal one way ticket destinations, and IsraelCast for the Jewish National Fund, where guests discuss the work they’re doing in Israel. From intensive language and international relations studies, to advertising and broadcasting jobs in the U.S. and abroad, Steven’s repertoire is an authentic and well-rounded one. Steven took his broadcasting aspirations from side gig to full-time in 2016 after losing his job of 26 years at Young & Rubicam Advertising.
Lisa Shalett is a Managing Partner & Head of Strategic Innovation at Brookfield Asset Management, a position she took after a year-long ‘retirement’ during which she advised startups and worked as an angel investor. Brookfield is an alternative asset management firm that focuses on long lasting investments in areas such as real estate. Lisa is an expert in the field of investment banking and financial services following her impressive 20 year career at Goldman Sachs, one of the largest investment banks in the world.
Rick Greenberg is a marketing veteran whose experience extends from brand management in the early 90’s – when “big data” was having more than one coupon code in the market at the same time – to helping today’s leading brands dynamically market across the dozens of digital channels and thousands of marketing moments that touch each consumer every day.
Christina (Tina) Martini is a Partner and Co-National Hiring Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery law firm and focuses her practice on domestic and international trademark and copyright law, as well as domain name, Internet, social media, advertising, unfair competition and entertainment law.  Christina has extensive experience in counseling, prosecution, enforcement, due diligence and licensing matters.
Dr. Janet Yellen is currently serving as a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at The Brookings Institution. From 2014 to 2018,  Dr. Yellen served as the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the first woman to hold this position. During her time as the head of the Federal Reserve, unemployment dropped from 6.7% to 4.1%!  
Sharon Chang is a Vice President and Talent Agent in the non-scripted television department at William Morris Endeavor (WME), a division of the Endeavor Talent Agency. Sharon landed her first job, equipped with a freshly minted English degree from Vassar College, at CBS Sports.
Ambassador Rick Barton teaches at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, where he serves as the co-director of Princeton’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiatives and Ullman Fellowships.  He has served as an American ambassador to the United Nations and the Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees at the United Nations, and he was the first Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations under former president Barack Obama.
Mark Hyman, MD, believes that we all deserve a life of vitality—and that we have the potential to create it for ourselves. That’s why he is dedicated to tackling the root causes of chronic disease by harnessing the power of Functional Medicine to transform healthcare.
Marcus Brauchli is co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media, a partnership that invests in highly innovative media and technology companies in key growth markets around the world. He also serves as an advisor or director of several, including leading digital sites in Poland, India and Taiwan, and digital-content analytics and monetization technology companies.
Johanna Thoeresz is Chief Development Officer at the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) whose mission is to “improve the lives of Oregonians through the power of philanthropy” and which provides a total of $120 million dollars a year in grants across the state of Oregon in order to accomplish this goal.  Johanna is an expert in the field of philanthropy with 30 years of experience. She leads a statewide team at OCF to cultivate a network of high net-worth donors. A graduate of Reed College with a degree in German Literature, Johanna was drawn to the philanthropic development world for the people, and their willingness to share and make the world a better place.
Scott Williams is a Senior Corporate Partnerships and Product Manager at Global Giving, the largest crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country.  They help nonprofits from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe (and hundreds of places in in between) access the tools, training, and support they need to be more effective and make our world a better place.  Scott works with private sector companies to develop programs and use GlobalGiving’s platform as a way to do good, such as through grants or employee engagement. His position has made him well-versed in navigating the charitable nonprofit industry, whether through cold-calling or building relationships with companies around the world.
Simon Jacobsen is a founding partner of the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Jacobsen Architecture, LLC with his father Hugh Newell Jacobsen, F.A.I.A.  Simon operates a company of nine architects and works throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. The primary focus of his work is custom residential, commercial and institutional architecture, interiors, furniture and lighting design.  Simon Jacobsen’s work is widely published in print and television such as The Wall Street Journal, Casa VOGUE, HGTV's Extreme Homes, Architectural Digest, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, DC Modern Luxury, Home & Design, Design Bureau Magazine, HGTV, Entra Magazine and the hundreds of internet publications and design blogs.
Yarrow is the Founder of HATCH and H360, an Aspen Institute Fellow, and named 2015 top 100 creatives in the U.S. by Origins. As a Filmmaker, he has directed projects for Richard Branson, The Rock, P Diddy, and international brands.  In 1999, Yarrow created the original online community, Superdudes – 3 years before My Space – enabling users to create online identity, profile, friends lists, and play online games, to earn a chance at crowd-voted fame, and get printed in a deck of trading cards. The platform connected and empowered real life superheroes (there is a superhero within us all), and user engagement was higher than any other youth destination site at that time.  The community grew to 1.5 Million users by 2003, when it was acquired by FOX in a bundle with MySpace for $580M. Six months later, Yarrow founded HATCH, a network of influencers accelerating progress on solutions for global challenges.
Nick Hamlin is a data scientist and uses statistics and programming, along with his own curious brain, to ask and answer intriguing questions in the non-profit, social sector at GlobalGiving. Under the slogan: “Donate to charity and see your impact with regular updates,” GlobalGiving has become the largest crowdfunding community in the world. Nick works on a diverse array of projects, including measuring the on-the-ground impact of the organizations his nonprofit supports through crowdfunded donations. On his own, Nick has developed GlobalGiving’s ETL system, which allows his colleagues to better manage the data most relevant to their work, on their own.
Dr. Art Shaffer is a Staff Scientist in the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, National Cancer Institute, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he and many other researchers are working tirelessly to find the cure for the 400+ diagnosed cancers.  He’s currently working to find a cure for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Art has worked at NIH for almost 20 years and says he wakes up every day grateful and excited to go to work. Art did his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware where he got a BA in Biology.  Eventually he signed up for graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to pursue his PhD. Pull up a mug of your favorite caffeinated brew and learn how you can break into this fascinating field in this Espresso Shots episode!
Francis Hoang — aka France — is a veteran entrepreneur who has used his impressive skills and experience to build companies across the industries of law, aerospace, and technology. Born into war, France fled Vietnam as a refugee to the United States in the 1970’s and eventually attended West Point, where he graduated in the top 1% of his class. As a Partner with FH+H, France represents, advises, and counsels middle market companies on a wide variety of matters, including sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations, corporate compliance, corporate governance, and government contracts law. Holding an active security clearance, France has unique and extensive experience with the defense, intelligence, and homeland security industries.  He has over 20 years of national security experience, including positions in every branch of the US government. Now, France uses his knowledge to help a variety of organizations grow, develop, and function, and has even applied his wide-ranging skill set to establish two of his own startups — Chisel co-working for lawyers and Boodle AI.
Brock Silvers is Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, a private equity investment firm in Shanghai, China. Previously, Brock served as the CEO of Laris Group, as well as Managing Director of Kaiyuan Investment Advisory. Additionally, Brock was a co-Founding Partner at Power Pacific Company and he served as Director of International Development for Eagle Industries. Brock earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Studies (Chinese Language & Culture) from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Columbia University.
Arborist Matthew Barker puts his expertise and passion into practice in his position as an arborist for the city of Alexandria, Virginia. His days include examining trees and assessing their health and well being, as well as planning strategic tree plantings that maximize the human health and wellness benefits of each tree planted in one of the most densely populated cities in America. Prior to his position in Alexandria, Matthew worked in the tree care division of the Architect of the Capitol, helping to oversee about 4,000 trees in the Capitol Hill area, including nationally recognized memorial trees.
Scott Lowell is an actor who has plied his trade both onstage and onscreen. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1987 with a BA in Theater, Scott moved to Chicago to begin his career onstage in various productions. Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘theater snob’, Scott’s acting chops eventually led him to various roles on the big screen, playing characters such as Dr. Douglas Filmore in the hit procedural drama Bones. However, Scott is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Schmidt in the television drama Queer as Folk, a series following the lives of five gay men living in Pennsylvania. Since starring in the series, Scott has since made a return to theater, performing in various roles in the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man in 2014.
Sarah Smith is a Special Counsel with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC -- with an expertise in commercial real estate, construction and business transactions. Since January 2013, Sarah has provided advice in connection with real estate, construction and general business contract matters.  Sarah leads negotiations in connection with settlement of contract disputes and structuring of agreements. She also oversees outside counsel and consulting experts in various matters. Sarah’s responsibilities also include briefing senior management, the general counsel and members of the Board in connection with contract and policy matters. Sarah brings great insights to position at the Fed that she attributes to the outside experiences she gained before starting there which included spending 10 years at Venable law firm.
Bruce Kennedy is an award-winning media and public relations professional who broke into reporting on the legal cannabis industry almost a decade ago.  Since that time Bruce has crafted his own beat covering this booming industry. Today, he is a regular contributor for Leafly and DOPE magazine where he has a big feature story in the April 2019 edition about the uphill struggle for the medical cannabis industry in the United States. Early in his career, Bruce worked for CNN as a producer, copy editor and writer in Atlanta, New York and Asia.  After leaving CNN, Bruce was the news director for the NPR member station in Atlanta. Bruce studied History at Bowdoin University and was heavily involved in the school’s newspaper.
Jim Hallmark is the Director of Finance, Investment & Trade at the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Since 2008, Jim has worked tirelessly with members of his team to help developing countries structure and manage public private partnerships (PPPs) and other types of blended finance transactions to develop infrastructure and other public services in Africa, Eurasia and Latin America. But the work doesn’t stop there. Jim has also seen his fair share of law books, working as a finance attorney in private law firms representing investors and companies in U.S. and international equity & debt financings, mergers & acquisitions, business start-ups, and licensing arrangements. With a resumé already loaded with experience, Jim co-founded the Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (LAVCA), a non-profit member organization that supports private equity & venture capital in Latin America through education, networking, research and advocacy. If you are passionate about the fight against global poverty and have dreamed about breaking into the world of foreign aid, then you’ll definitely want to grab your mug and take a chug of your favorite caffeinated brew and press play on this T4C episode!
Lauren Boas Hayes, a Threat Intelligence Analyst at Facebook, has built a career in cybersecurity as a practical application of her passions: human rights and social justice.  A graduate of Georgetown University’s Class of 2013, Lauren majored in International Politics, completed a concentration in Security Studies and earned a certificate in Justice & Peace Studies. Outside of the classroom, Lauren landed internships on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. State Department. After graduation, Lauren got her break in cybersecurity at Deloitte & Touche, one of the largest professional services network in the world, where she served as Cyber Risk Services Senior Consultant. Press play to learn more about how Lauren channeled her International Politics degree into a career she loves in cybersecurity and why you might want to consider starting a career in the consulting world!
Jeremy Barnicle is the executive director of Ecotrust, an Oregon-based nonprofit that fosters economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. He has spent more than two decades working at the junction of policy, media, philanthropy and global issues.  Previously, Jeremy spent 11 years at the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps, where he helped guide the organization’s global strategy and position the Portland-based nonprofit as one of the most respected humanitarian organizations in the world. Prior to Mercy Corps, Jeremy worked for the State Department, for a U.S. congressman, for several consulting firms, and as a Peace Corps volunteer. In this caffeinated episode, find out how Jeremy turned a B.A. in Public Policy and Spanish from Vanderbilt University into the driver’s seat at a leading NGO in the environmental field.
Michael Kay is the Emmy Award-winning Yankees play-by-play announcer for the YES Network who also hosts the network's CenterStage series. The 2019 season is his 28th year broadcasting Yankees baseball: the first 10 years on radio, the latter 18 on YES.  Michael won the 2015 New York Emmy Award as the best play-by-play announcer for his work on YES' Yankees telecasts, and won a 2017 New York Emmy for his CenterStage hosting duties. In addition, The Michael Kay Show, a sports talk show heard weekdays on ESPN Radio 98.7 FM in New York which Kay co-hosts with Don LeGreca, has been simulcast live weekday afternoons on YES since February 2014.  In November 2016, Michael was inducted into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame.
Beth Parker is the Firmwide External Communications Leader at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) where she is responsible for guiding the firm’s strategic communications, social media and storytelling on all matters related to talent and benefits for the firm’s 47,000 U.S. employees. PwC is one of the leading professional services networks in the world helping organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is also widely recognized for its innovation in benefits, leadership development and flexibility. Just weeks after arriving at PwC, Beth co-led the external launch of the company’s groundbreaking PwC Student Loan Paydown, a benefit in which the firm helps pay down employees’ student debt.
Eric Porterfield is the Consumer Communications Manager for Social Good at Facebook.  He joined the social media giant after spending seven years at the United Nations Foundation where he most recently worked as the Senior Communications Director, supporting communications across global issues, partnerships and events. During his time at the UN Foundation he built a journalism fellowship program that took hundreds of journalists to see the work of the UN firsthand and was seconded to the World Health Organization to support the WHO’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. Previously, Eric worked as a Senior Communications Officer for International Services at the American Red Cross, overseeing communications and outreach for major emergencies including the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He was seconded to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva and Kuala Lumpur to support responses to several natural disasters. Prior to joining the Red Cross, he worked for Good Morning America at ABC News.
Lauren Ober is an award-winning journalist, podcast consultant and host of American Public Media's new podcast "Spectacular Failures" and previously host of NPR’s “The Big Listen.” She’s currently gearing up to host a new show for American Public Media (APM) expected to launch in May 2019. Before becoming a kick-ass podcaster and journalist, Lauren studied Justice and Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. It wasn’t until after graduating or, more specifically, until after not doing so hot on the LSAT exanm, that Lauren realized instead of her initial hopes of studying law, what she really wanted to pursue was journalism. To get her foot in the door and quickly beef up her reporting chops, she attended the journalism Master’s program at Syracuse University. Lauren worked as a newspaper reporter until 2012, when she attended a storytelling workshop hosted by Transom, an innovative radio training group, that changed the course of her career.
Michele Bettencourt is the Co-CEO and Founder of He Said/She Said, a film production company and the Executive Producer of the documentary film, “Beautiful Lie” the story of Michele’s transition from Anthony Bettencourt to Michele a non-binary transgender m2f (male to female).  “Beautiful Lie” is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019 at various film festivals. Michele’s documentary was filmed while she transitioned professionally, and personally, from the President, CEO and Chairman of Imperva, a cyber security software and services company, and from male to non-binary transgender m2f.  Michele is also a musician who wrote, sang and played drums on the rock album entitled “New Normal” available on iTunes. Michele served in those roles since she joined Imperva in 2014.  Prior to working at Imperva, Michele was President, CEO and Chairman of Coverity from 2010 to 2014, replacing the founder.  Michele has worked in Silicon Valley since 1982 when she dropped out of college at the University of Santa Clara where she was majoring in English. She later went back to Santa Clara in her mid-40’s to complete her B.A. in 2006.
Michele Bettencourt is the Co-CEO and Founder of He Said/She Said, a film production company and the Executive Producer of the documentary film, “Beautiful Lie” the story of Michele’s transition from Anthony Bettencourt to Michele, a non-binary transgender m2f (male to female).  “Beautiful Lie” is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019 at various film festivals. Michele’s documentary was filmed while she transitioned professionally from the President, CEO and Chairman of Imperva, a cyber security software and services company.  Michele is also a musician who wrote, sang and played drums on the rock album entitled “New Normal” available on iTunes. Michele served in those roles since she joined Imperva in 2014.  Prior to working at Imperva, Michele was President, CEO and Chairman of Coverity from 2010 to 2014, replacing the founder.  Michele has worked in Silicon Valley since 1982 when she dropped out of college at the University of Santa Clara where she was majoring in English. She later went back to Santa Clara in her mid-40’s to complete her B.A. in 2006.