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Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
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As founder and managing director of CFO Systems LLC, Brett Frevert has helped clients grow their businesses through a variety of innovative methods. He has an extensive resume of providing financial leadership to successful companies across the Midwest including SIRE, New Balance Commodities, Transgenomic, Heron Lake BioEnergy, AXIS, Capital, First…
 
What are the driving forces behind creating a valuable company? In this interview Marla DiCarlo, CEO of Raincatcher, shares insights from her experience helping business owners prepare to sell their businesses. She shares attributes of a scalable business model, 8 factors that drive the value of your business, and the importance of being prepared w…
 
Jill Ellsworth is the founder and CEO of Willow Industries. She is a creative and dynamic serial entrepreneur, with a proven track record of building and scaling companies in the health and safety sector. Jill has a background in science and consumer safety. As a Registered Dietitian with a Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science…
 
Have you ever left a meeting wondering what the plan really is and how the team will know if it's successful? Have you ever asked someone to complete a task and you end up wondering if it was completed? There is an art to using opening and closing communication loops and there are consequences, as well. In this episode Andrea breaks down three diff…
 
Angela Healy is the CEO and Co-Owner of AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing. Angela has a strong record of leadership in real estate investment, real estate management and franchise ownership, business development and commercial banking with more than 25 years of industry experience. She is the co-owner of multiple AvenueWest Managed Corporate Hou…
 
Deana Rich is a highly respected payments industry professional with unparalleled risk, operations and compliance experience. She is the Co-CEO & Co-Founder of Infinicept (2014), combining her consulting experience with SaaS based software that allows payment facilitators to get up and running in weeks – not years. And she is that Co-Founder and Pu…
 
Todd Ablowitz is a globally acknowledged authority on payment technology, mobile payments and emerging payments trends. Todd spent a dozen years working in the industry before founding Double Diamond consulting in 2008 to help payments industry clients – from the industry’s top brands to up-and-coming technology innovators – solve their most critic…
 
We continue our series interviewing emerging and mid-market CEO's today with a conversation with Mike Tringe. Mike is the co-founder and CEO of CreatorUp, a global digital production company that makes impactful videos for organizations of all sizes to help them teach, tell, sell, and inspire using the power of digital media. Mike has worked for ov…
 
Today we're kicking off a new series with emerging and mid-market CEOs. We've been talking to a number of folks lately who are looking for answers for the same questions, so the opportunity to be able to ask these CEOs about their perspective and experiences is invaluable. We're kicking off the series with Paige Goss. Paige is a dynamic executive w…
 
It’s the Voice of Influence Five Year Anniversary! In this Episode Andrea shares what she’s learned on the journey. We would also love to have you listen to her interview with Paul Casey on the Grow Forward Today Podcast. Here are the links and notes for that interview. Apple Podcast Spotify Paul and Andrea discuss some of her roots and education, …
 
We're talking about leadership through contentious times as a public servant today on the show. Mellissa Heermann is a life-long learner, advocate for youth, community leader and public servant. She has helped lead the Brookings school district in Brookings, South Dakota through a time of great conflict during the pandemic. She is a mother of three…
 
Bill Flynn is the author of Further, Faster: The Vital Few Steps that take the Guesswork out of Growthand we wanted to replay the conversation we had at the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. We had a really interesting conversation about building a business and what the characteristics are of somebody who builds a business that endures. Obviou…
 
We're going back to a special episode this week! Whether you’re working with people one-on-one, an executive working with a team, or you’re a parent who wants to the best come out of your kids, you’ve been tasked the challenging and rewarding work of helping others find their voice. In this episode, I’m talking about what it looks like to help othe…
 
Our guest this week lives her mantra, "Together everyone achieves more." A true community advocate and advisor, Candice Price is the mother of two girls and the proud owner of three businesses. She is a member of the New Leaders Council, a nationwide organization that works to recruit, train, and promote civically engaged leaders in business and in…
 
A.M. Bobby Brumfield is the Managing Partner and CEO for Leonum Advisors: Corporate Protection Management Firm. In this episode we discuss Bobby's special emphasis on security culture advocacy and the vital importance of human connection for security. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve Well an…
 
Are you noticing that it's not as easy as it once was to get involved in your community or your organization's culture? Do you see a sustained drop in activity and connection? While people in organizations say they want to connect, they are finding it difficult to do so - and it may not just be because of social distancing. In this episode Andrea e…
 
As you consider how you want to approach your life and work in 2022, perhaps you want to think about what is most essential to you and how you can make that work more effortless. So we're re-publishing Andrea's interview with author Greg McKeown. Even if you've heard it once, it's worth another listen. Enjoy! Many of us value hard work. But what if…
 
Andrea Joy Wenburg Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 3:12 PM to Daniele Is it possible that your team can handle more of your vulnerability and honesty than you realize? In this episode Andrea visits with Ariana Blossom about her experience in the military, the reasons why people wear metaphorical masks and how they can get back to a more authentic expression for …
 
"I used to spend a lot of time journaling, processing the areas of life that cause stress, looking for the common thread that runs throughout the things that weigh on my heart. I don’t do this in writing as much anymore. Writing takes so much time… But important things — internal things — take time. Journaling isn’t an intellectual exercise for me,…
 
Academic administration is an important aspect of our educational system. In this episode Andrea interviews Dr. Christopher Jochum about his new book, THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR: A Practical Guide to Effective Leadership. They discuss how to decide if being a department chair is the right fit for you, crisis leadership, understanding how trauma impacts o…
 
What do you do when the pressures of your professional and personal life collide, both begging for your time, energy, and attention at the same time? In this episode Andrea explores the importance of clarifying expectations, delegating responsibilities, and building your internal capacity to successfully handle the responsibilities you choose to ta…
 
Doni Aldine is a globally mobile Afro-Latina and first-generation North American who, by age 19, lived in seven cultures on five continents. As founder of the Culturs Global Multicultural Media Network, she is passionate about creating community for cross-cultural populations. She has presented around the globe as a Keynote, at conferences, univers…
 
Jeff Hahn is a Public Relations and Crisis Management Expert based in Austin, Texas. The owner and principal of a family of integrated agency brands, he concentrates on reputation protection and restoration. Jeff recently published a book on the subject - Breaking Bad News, the definitive crisis communication guide for brands. Learn about how our T…
 
What can we do when we feel emotionally triggered and bumped out of our best selves by the stress of the day (or the year)? In this episode Bonnie Blueford and Andrea discuss how to improve our individual resilience and help others, as well. Bonnie Blueford is the founder of The Blueford Group, a communications and coaching organization dedicated t…
 
The best leaders learn from other great leaders. In this episode Andrea shares three leadership lessons from actor, director, and producer Ron Howard. You probably remember him as a child actor on the Andy Griffith Show. He was also in American Graffiti and in the TV show, Happy Days. Howard went on to direct and produce a few of the dozen films su…
 
What was the diversity tipping point in corporate America? In this episode we hear from Dee C. Marshall, an award winning national leader in the area of diversity and inclusion. Dee shares the evolution of her own Voice of Influence from her experience on September 11th, 2001 on Wall Street to a large ministry Girlfriends Pray, to the role she play…
 
Do you find it difficult to own who you are? In this episode of the Voice of Influence podcast, Andrea interviews Emmy Award Winning journalist and author of the book "DARE TO OWN YOU: Taking Your Authenticity and Dreams Into Your Next Chapter," Liz Brunner. A speaker who trains others in the craft of speaking, Liz shares compelling stories about c…
 
Chanda Smith Baker has over 20 years of experience working in, for, and with underestimated communities. In 2017, Chanda joined The Minneapolis Foundation as the Senior Vice President of Impact where she oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking programs, provides strategic direction to community initiatives and partnerships, and is the event and podca…
 
The biggest concern for most companies right now is the need to attract and retain workers. But the biggest reason people leave their jobs is that they don't feel valued at work. Compensation and benefits are part of the equation, but just as important is the desire to believe that they are making a difference. In this episode Andrea shares two spe…
 
Aviv Shahar enables Fortune 500 companies to create purpose-inspired visions that bring out the best in their people and catalyze growth. As the President of Aviv Consulting and the author of Create New Futures, Aviv guides executive teams at companies around the world to dramatically accelerate the achievement of their business results. In this “G…
 
Claudio Toyama is committed to raising the awareness of people around the world, so they live full and fulfilled lives at work and home. He is an international bestselling author, an award-winning speaker, and the CEO of Toyama & Co., an international leadership consultancy specializing in small shifts that produce big results. Claudio has delivere…
 
What’s the best way to evaluate the advice you’re receiving? And how can you be more effective at offering helpful advice to others? Andrea gives three practical considerations for assessing counsel that we receive or give so that we inspire healthy growth. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve W…
 
Jess Hotz is the co-founder and Director of ELEVATE, a non-profit social enterprise. ELEVATE exists to lift people up to a higher position through their small businesses development program for people around the world. The first small business initiative was an ethical leather workshop in India, where artisans handcraft full-grain leather goods sol…
 
Nozomi Morgan is the CEO of Michiki Morgan Worldwide. Her passion is to develop global leaders who can lead beyond cultural differences and boundaries and do good in this world. She is known as the bridge-builder helping global leaders, teams, and corporations to overcome the tension and frustration that arise from cultural differences. Her diverse…
 
Michael Bianco-Splann is a conscious leadership expert, visionary author, inspirational speaker and transformational life coach who brings unique and powerful expertise to deliver a differentiated and innovative approach to leaders, organizations and those seeking a life fully engaged and true to one’s passion and purpose. He joins Andrea to discus…
 
What does it mean to be aligned at work, and why does it matter? Thought Leader, Speaker, Author, and Transformer of people, cultures and workplaces, Laurie Battaglia is CEO of Aligned at Work® in Scottsdale, AZ. Having spent 35+ years leading people in corporate environments, Laurie discovered ways to engage team members, build trust quickly, and …
 
With our societal experience of honesty in freefall, the close alignment of our words and actions is more necessary than ever if we want to establish ourselves as trustworthy. Ron A. Carucci has a 30-year track record helping CEOs and executives tackle challenges of strategy, organization and leadership in 25 countries at more than 100 companies. H…
 
What if “being real” in the moment may not truly be an accurate expression of authenticity? In this episode, Andrea looks at the parallels between the way we process physical and emotional pain and how a skewed perspective can impact our experience of pain. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strategy can Help You Serve W…
 
Naghmeh Panahi made international news when she publicly advocated for the release of her then-husband, Saeed Abedini, who was imprisoned in Iran for his work as a pastor. However, behind the scenes, her husband had a long history of domestic abuse, and Naghmeh’s journey out of oppression would eventually lead to her role today as a speaker, Bible …
 
Being a whistleblower has numerous challenges. How do you prepare for the task of bringing difficult things to light in a way that gives the best opportunity for a positive outcome? Andrea and Rosanne discuss positional power, factors to be considered for those hoping to influence healthy accountability, and ways to reduce risks. Learn about how ou…
 
Are you aware of the kinds of power that you hold in your relationships? So often we’re more aware of the times when we feel powerless, and so we don’t handle the power we possess in healthy ways. Today, psychologist and author Dr. Diane Langberg joins Andrea to discuss key elements of establishing psychological safety in relationships, what’s nece…
 
What does covert abuse look like? Most of the time here at Voice of Influence, we focus on the dynamics of healthy influence that makes collaborative teams more innovatively productive. As Andrea and Rosanne discuss today, however, it’s vital to recognize the characteristics of unhealthy influence, especially in their most deceptive forms, so that …
 
We’ve all crossed paths with manipulative people who seem great on the surface but who actually undermine others. Helena Knowlton of Confusion to Clarity Now and the Arise Healing Community joins us today to talk about covert abuse, covert abusers, and how a correct understanding of trauma’s impact is vital to healing. Learn about how our Team Perf…
 
What’s your response to those who are marginalized? What is lost when a culture dehumanizes or disenfranchises certain groups of people? How can you be an advocate that truly lifts up someone else's voice rather than inadvertently using the vulnerable to pursue your own agenda? Dr. Marion Byrne offers wisdom about how to amplify the voices of those…
 
What is taking up space in your life that you’d be better off releasing? Andrea shares her thoughts about Greg McKeown’s book Effortless, why she believes we sometimes make life harder than it has to be, and how we can make challenging conversations easier and more constructive. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal Brand Strateg…
 
Many of us value hard work. But what if we’re making things harder than necessary? What if we’re carrying a burden we don’t need to carry? Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, joins Andrea to discuss his new book Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Mos…
 
”Everyone’s a critic.” But does it have to be that way? Putting your work out into the work tends to be a scary thing. Will others value it the same way you do? Andrea shares how a conversation about Star Wars spurred her to think about approaching creative self-expression with a constructive, rather than critical, eye. Learn about how our Team Per…
 
Too often we live in binary thinking, stuck in the false dichotomy between success and meaning. Acclaimed artist and author Makoto Fujimura joins Andrea to discuss his book Art and Faith: A Theology of Making and why beauty and transcendence are vital parts of our lives and meaningful work. Learn about how our Team Performance System and Personal B…
 
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