Growth Happens In Reflection

Marney Andes is an Author, Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach that has taken her Fortune 50 experience and turned that into a career that helps others leaders build their best lives.  In this episode we talk about as leaders how important it is to recognize your own bias and how to use the day to day learnings to grow as a leader, through the time you take to reflect.  You can learn more about Marney, her book and her services, at

Marney Andes is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in performance consulting, organizational design, leadership development, and executive coaching. Marney’s diverse background spans various industries, including healthcare and finance, where she has helped leaders and employees navigate complex challenges and change with simple and practical approaches.

In addition to her impressive career, Marney is an accomplished author and host of the popular weekly podcast. Her first book, Start with the Give-Me Shots: 8 Homegrown Lessons for Business and Life, is a must-read for anyone looking to gain insights on achieving success in their personal and professional lives.

Marney’s approach to problem-solving is grounded in truth-seeking, honest storytelling, and a deep commitment to creating space for others to do the same. Her passion for empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential is evident in her work as owner and principal consultant of Dynamic Intention.

A college basketball player and former Mrs. America, Marney holds a master’s degree in information and learning technologies from the University of Colorado Denver. She resides outside of Denver with her husband, Allen, and their two sons, Owen, and Brody. To learn more about Marney’s work and insights, visit her website at

Do What You Want To Do, Not What You Have To Do

Michael Levin has been responsible for ghostwriting close to 1000 books.  He helps people bring their message to life to share with the world.  In this this podcast he shares his story and his leadership wisdom with us around how to focus on doing what you want to do and not what you have to do to create more positivity in your life.

Michael Levin is one of the most accomplished and experienced ghostwriters in the United States. Over a 30-year career, Michael has written, co-written, edited, ghosted, or published more than 900 books, of which 23 are national best sellers, two are New York Times best sellers, and three are Amazon number one bestselling business books.  His websites are and, for business fiction/business fables,

Michael appeared on the first episode of Season Three of ABC’s Shark Tank, has appeared on BBC worldwide TV and radio and Good Morning, America, has been quoted in Inc. Magazine, and in Bloomberg Business. He is most proud of having edited Zig Ziglar’s final book, Born To Win.

Show Up To Listen and Not Be Heard

Tricia Timm, lawyer, venture investor, author and speaker joins us to share her journey as a Latina in the corporate world and as an immigrant who has worked to find her own voice.  Her guidance is so impactful and can help all of us as leaders creating greater belonging in our own teams and organizations.
Learn more about Tricia, her speaking and her book at

Be The Change You Want to See

Simon Bray is a change agent and innovator who has worked with global brands to help them evolve.  He also just happens to be a part of the group that Jaime climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with.  They discuss their passion around leadership and the change that leaders need to be prepared to lead as well as their lessons from the mountain and what they learned about themselves and the world around them.

Simon is an expert in leadership, culture and organizational development, who understands what it really takes to unlock innovation, collaboration and engagement. He has worked in over 20 countries and has lived in the UK, Brazil, the US, and Singapore.

Simon’s background is management consultancy. After gaining a degree in Psychology, he began his career with Accenture where he specialized in organization development and talent strategy, before moving to a boutique change management consultancy called 7days.

He was then with the innovation consultancy ?What If! from 2005 to 2014, leading teams in London, New York and São Paulo. He held multiple leadership roles while at ?What If!, including US Client Development Leader, Americas Transformation Practice Leader and Brazil Business Leader. He then spent 2 years as a Partner at The Rise Group, where his work focused on helping organizations define and activate their ideal culture, and 3 years as a Principal at Vega Factor where his work involved helping organizations use the science of total motivation to become higher performing.
What If! was acquired by Accenture in 2019, and in 2020 Simon returned to co-lead the? What If! Singapore office, manage the integration of ?What If! into Accenture in Asia, and set up Accenture’s Leadership & Culture practice in AAPAC.
He is now back in New York, helping grow Kates Kesler (another Accenture acquisition) by developing new organization designs and operating models for clients across the world.

Shift Your Perspective

Jaime Taets, CEO, Visionary, and Founder of Keystone Group International talks about her summit to Mt. Kilimanjaro and her lessons learned along the way. Jaime talks about shifting your perspective and putting yourself in situations that make you think differently. In this raw, and authentic podcast, Jaime shares some of her vulnerabilities and experiences from her trip and how she is incorporating them into her personal and professional life. How fear can be a catalyst to move you forward instead of holding you back. Are you courageous in the face of fear? Listen now!

Also be sure to check out Jaime’s blog series, Lessons from the Mountain.



Create The Space For People To Learn

Andy Risvold is the owner and founder of Forgotten Star Brewing. He is a serial entrepreneur and shares his leadership lessons and how he focuses on the new leaders to ensure they have the space and support to learn as they transition to leading others. So many organizations and leaders don’t take the time to train and mentor leaders in their organization to build the skills they need to be successful leaders and managers.

Sit In Your Mistakes

Alyza Bohbot James, Owner and CEO

Alakef Coffee Roasters and City Girl Coffee

As owner and CEO of Alakef Coffee Roasters, Alyza leads the specialty coffee roasting company that her family founded in 1990 in Duluth, Minnesota.  Alakef Coffee Roasters today provides responsibly sourced and produced coffee to grocery stores, co-ops, coffee shops, Universities, and restaurants throughout the Midwest, and online to retailers and consumers.


Shortly after taking over company reins in 2014, she launched an entirely new brand, City Girl Coffee, in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, featuring USDA Organic Certified blends. She is keeping Alakef’s longstanding support of the coffee industry alive – with a special focus on women. City Girl Coffee empowers women by sourcing as many beans as possible from women coffee farmers throughout the world. A portion of every sale goes to organizations that work to provide these women access to funding, education, resources, and more.  In January of 2021, Alyza launched The City Girl Empower Hour, an inspiring new podcast serving up grounded advice and whole bean wisdom on how listeners can succeed in both their personal and professional lives.


Alyza takes an active role in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and its Women in Leadership program. She is a member of the Minnesota Leadership class of 2017, and currently sits on the Minnesota Chamber’s Board of Directors. She was recognized by the Minneapolis Business Journal as a recipient of its 2017 40 under 40 award, and by Minnesota Business Magazine as one its Women Who Lead. Awarded the Future Forward award from the WBDC for her business acumen, marketing savvy and entrepreneurial spirit. Most recently, she was awarded the Wavemaker award by Team MN Women for making waves in her community, profession, and for her demonstration of outstanding achievement, entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through leadership within her profession and community.

How Can I Be Useful?

Organizational effectiveness expert Teresa Sande joins us to talk about her own leadership journey and those pivotal moments that shaped her as a leader. She also brings a wealth of insight into getting back to the basics of leadership to be able to lead into this new era, starting with asking yourself how can I be useful vs what do I need to do?
Connect with Teresa and learn more about how she helps leaders and organizations on LinkedIn:

Managing Your Own Energy

Kelly Aronson

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Kelly is responsible for enterprise information technology strategy and implementation and providing strategic partner support to each of Andersen’s divisions and functions. Previously, she was vice president of information technology (IT) responsible for Andersen enterprise customer experience technology (marketing, sales, quote & order, service, and portal). She was also director of technology for Renewal by Andersen where she was responsible for all aspects of IT, including manufacturing technology and retail technology teams.​​​​​​​

Kelly joined Andersen in the fall of 2014. Prior to Andersen, Kelly held a variety of IT leadership positions at Target, Thomson Reuters and Accenture. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in from Saint Olaf College. She is a board of trustee member for the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Learning to Surrender

David is the founder and CEO of multiple businesses. Most prominent among them is his longest-running company, ISU Corp. ISU is a custom software solutions company with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-million-dollar conglomerates like General Electric and Heinz. Located in Canada’s Silicon Valley, ISU Corp increases entrepreneurs’ net profits with exceptional custom software solutions. We have been granted awards like the “Best Innovative High-Tech Enterprise Software Company of the Year” from Global 100, and ACQ5’s “Game Changer of the Year” to attest to our excellence. Most recently, ISU Corp has been chosen as a recipient of the Canadian Business Excellence Award for the fifth year in a row as a recognition of our outstanding company culture and effective process (2018-2022). David Mansilla is passionate about inspiring others. A priority in his life is sharing his experiences in hopes of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. David is the host of The Break Free Podcast, where he invites a diverse set of guests to bring audiences valuable knowledge on living life on their own terms, whether it’s professionally or personally. David is also a #1 international bestselling author for his book, Breaking Out of Corporate Jail.