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038: Leadership Attributes That Create a Followership, with Rebecca Mehrwerth

By Rob Fonte | 04/19/2021 |

In this episode I sit with Rebecca (Becca) Mehrwerth, a biotech executive with 30 years of healthcare industry experience having held leadership positions within small and large companies. Becca brings some unique leadership experience related to being a part of three startup companies.Becca shares her leadership journey and approach to successfully leading teams through a startup environment, including leading through times of…

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037: Unleash the Millennials and Save the World, with Dr. Philip Zimmerman

By Rob Fonte | 03/22/2021 |

In this Jam Session, I sit with Dr. Philip Zimmerman. Dr. Zimmerman is an expert on culture and passionate about developing the next generation of leaders. His leadership journey includes scaling his first business to multi-million dollars before being acquired by a public traded company, CFO of an eight figure consulting firm, and eventually wanting…

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036: The Path to Leadership is Not Always Linear.

By Rob Fonte | 03/02/2021 | Comments Off on 036: The Path to Leadership is Not Always Linear.

The path to leadership is certainly not always linear. Career paths can sometimes Zig when you want to Zag. Sometimes, it may mean taking lateral positions or even taking a step back, so long as the purpose is to take 2 steps forward. When it’s happening, it can be hard to see that you’re on…

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035: How to stop sabotaging yourself

By Rob Fonte | 02/15/2021 | Comments Off on 035: How to stop sabotaging yourself

In this Jam Session, I sit with Dr. Philip Agrios. Dr. Agrios is an Executive Performance Consultant specializing in guiding leaders to unleash their hidden potentials. Dr. Agrios shares how you, as a leader, can quickly and simply change your state of mind by revealing an inborn trait that causes subconscious blocks which lead to…

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034: Leading teams at all levels

By Rob Fonte | 02/01/2021 | Comments Off on 034: Leading teams at all levels

In this Jam Session, I sit with Ken Miller, President and CEO at NASCO Healthcare. Ken is a transformational leader with more than 30 years of experience. Ken started his career as a sales representative and worked his way up through various positions of increasing responsibilities with companies such as Upjohn, Roche, and Novo Nordisk,…

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033: Leadership Strategy and Execution Management

By Rob Fonte | 01/18/2021 | Comments Off on 033: Leadership Strategy and Execution Management

In this Jam Session, I sit with Monte Pedersen. Monte is a seasoned executive and leader in the area of strategy, execution, and operations. Monte’s leadership consultancy has a unique value proposition where he specializes in helping senior leaders and organizations achieve their initiatives through the process of strategy execution management. Key Takeaways: As a…

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032: Jam Session Scenarios: Performance Reviews

By Rob Fonte | 01/04/2021 | Comments Off on 032: Jam Session Scenarios: Performance Reviews

In this first episode of a new series called “Jam Session Scenarios”, I sit with a panel of seasoned leaders – Ted Cowles, Dean DiGiacomo, and Matt Melloy. We review a few common scenarios, and a few twists and turns, as it relates to performance reviews. Key Takeaways: Align with each employee on the definition…

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031: Lessons learned when you put your needs ahead of your employee’s needs

By Rob Fonte | 12/20/2020 | Comments Off on 031: Lessons learned when you put your needs ahead of your employee’s needs

In this episode, I sit with Anthony “AJ” Vaughan, an entrepreneur with a keen focus on people development. AJ works with start-up organizations by helping them mobilize employee experience and drive true change with senior leadership through innovative strategies, and an out of the box approach to HR. Key Takeaways: Don’t allow your ego to…

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030: Women Leaders Rising: From the Perspective of an Ally

By Rob Fonte | 12/06/2020 | Comments Off on 030: Women Leaders Rising: From the Perspective of an Ally

It was a lot of fun being on the other side of the interview table for this! A couple months ago I was asked to be a speaker at the Women Leaders Rising Summit hosted by its founder, Lav Chintapalli. Lav is a leadership strategist and coach, who helps women develop strategies to create greater…

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029: How to Build a Highly Engaged Workforce Culture

By Rob Fonte | 11/23/2020 | Comments Off on 029: How to Build a Highly Engaged Workforce Culture

In this episode I sit with Shawn Tomasello, a biopharmaceutical executive and public board member with more than 35 years of experience in leading teams and companies at the highest levels. From small start-ups to multiple acquisitions, we discuss what it takes to create a highly engaged workforce culture.    Key Takeaways: The secret sauce for…

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