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Need a reminder of what’s possible? Mojo Mondays Bootcamp will fire you up to rock your week. Host Laura Schwarz, Executive Coach, interviews guests about turning their dreams into reality. They’ll share their secrets of overcoming obstacles and managing life’s curveballs. You’ll hear inspiring stories, discover strategies to tap your inner strength, and build the resilience that will keep you energized, focused, and moving forward. Tune into Mojo Mondays Bootcamp and kick off your week insp ...
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This week, I am thrilled to welcome Allison Romano, General Manager, Xbox Digital Marketing at Microsoft. In this episode, Allison takes us through her career journey and the bold career decisions she learned to make along the way. We talk about how Allison lives her life without regrets, how she determines if a job is the right fit for her, and ho…
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This week we welcome Lorna Kapusta to Mojo Mondays Bootcamp. In her role as Head of Women Investors and Customer Engagement at Fidelity Investments, Lorna is responsible for a firm-wide initiative committed to helping women become more engaged in their finances and ultimately, more confident investors. During our conversation she shares why the exp…
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This week we are going back to where it all started with a special re-release of my first ever interview with former Executive Chef, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Jeff Henderson. Jeff’s story of serving time in prison to becoming an executive chef on the Las Vegas Strip is a masterclass on how small steps can transform your life. I…
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On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, we are joined by Trier Bryant, President of 82VS: Alloy Therapeutics’ Venture Studio. I first met Trier during the beginning of her transition from being an officer in the Air Force to corporate America when she joined the Goldman Sachs’s Veterans Integration Program. In our conversation, we talk about the …
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Today I am thrilled to welcome Kate Pomeroy, Head of Innovation for Pernod Ricard North America to the podcast. In our conversation we talk about why radical candor works, how to process feedback and the importance of adapting to the signals around you. This season is about creating your own Mojo Manual - your personalized playbook to find and keep…
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This week we are revisiting some of my favorite Mojo Moves from the first four seasons with a mini episode. It was hard to narrow it down to one mojo move from each season, but it was a great chance to revisit all the incredible conversations I’ve had over the past two years. Whether you have been listening since we launched in 2020 or have recentl…
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Soni K. Basi, Ph.D., the Global Chief People Officer at Edelman is our guest this week. In this episode, Soni explains how her nomadic childhood prepared her for her global roles, how she navigated multiple pivots throughout her career, and how she derisks risk taking. This season is about creating your own Mojo Manual - your personalized playbook …
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To kick off Season Five, we are joined by Lybra S. Clemons, Chief Diversity Officer at Twilio. She shares why she believes her career journey resembles a game of Chutes and Ladders, and how following her purpose and vision boarding put her in a position to interview Michelle Obama. Season Five is all about creating our own Mojo Manuals. To do so, w…
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Welcome to Season Five of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp. This season we are adding a new twist to the podcast you know and love - we’re asking our guests to share their personal Mojo Manuals - how they structure their lives to find and keep their mojo day in, day out. I’m so excited for us to learn from them, borrow a few of their Mojo Moves and ultimately…
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For the final episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp Season Four, I am thrilled to welcome Rashida Hodge. Rashida is the Vice President of Worldwide Data and Al Customer Success Unit at Microsoft, and she has an incredible story to tell. From growing up in the Virgin Islands to earning a spot on Fortune's coveted 40 under 40 list, Rashida is a master of …
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Today I am thrilled to welcome Christine Maggiore-Escribano to Mojo Mondays Bootcamp. Chris is the Senior Vice President and Head of One Platform Marketing, Advertising & Partnerships at NBCUniversal. From college dropout to self proclaimed “polka-dotted unicorn who finally found her tribe”, Chris’ journey is a testament to the power of reinvention…
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Our guest today on Mojo Mondays Bootcamp is Sarah Tabb, Chief Marketing Officer at Milk Bar. In this episode we cover the lessons learned and the wisdom Sarah gained during three career pivots - starting with her front row seat to the implosion of one of the most high profile banking scandals of our time, then working at CocaCola to build her marke…
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On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Maria Weaver, President of WMX, shares the importance of checking in with our personal barometers before making decisions - whether it’s the big stuff (like our careers) or daily decisions (like when we should speak up in a meeting). We learn how Maria moved from not feeling valued at work to becoming an aw…
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This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling and today we are joined by a master storyteller, Linda Lee, Chief Marketing Officer at Campbell’s. One of the many pieces of wisdom Linda shares in this episode is the importance of starting with the end in mind so we are crystal clear on what we are trying to accomplish and …
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Welcome back to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! Today we are joined by Penny Pennington, CEO and Managing Partner of Edward Jones. Penny personifies “MOJO” as she shares her journey from a financial planner to managing partner at one of the country's largest investment firms. We also discuss the importance of knowing when to trust your gut an…
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Welcome to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. Over the next six episodes, we’re going to provide the inspiration, tools, and structure, to help you craft your 2022 story. Our first guest of the season has quite the story to tell - Shalini Govil-Pai candidly shares the cho…
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Welcome to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. This season’s rockstar guests who work at some of the world’s most recognized companies (Campbells, Google and Microsoft), candidly share their life paths and the wisdom they learned along the way. They will reveal the “headli…
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Kristina Rogers, EY Senior Partner & Global Executive for Consumer Industries, is responsible for defining and implementing EY’s strategy for consumer products companies and retailers and leads over 30,000 EY professionals worldwide. Today’s episode highlights the third step in the VISION Framework, Step Out of your Comfort Zone. You will learn how…
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Yvette Vargas is the Executive Vice President, Head of Development at Citizens Bank. This episode focuses on how reflection and being intentional helped Yvette transform from a shy, introverted girl to a mission driven executive and the lessons she learned along the way. As a first generation Cuban American, Yvette has taken to heart her mother’s s…
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Jill Greenfield, partner at Fieldfisher, is one of the top Injury Claims Lawyers in the UK. Jill is a fierce advocate for women’s rights and is currently leading the UK cases against Harvey Weinstein and is also involved in supporting the victims of Jeffery Epstein. Jill’s chosen career path was influenced by her early experiences with sexual abuse…
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Hernán Luis y Prado retired from the Navy after 15 years of distinguished service including three combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today he is the Founder and CEO of Workshops for Warriors -- the only accredited school that supports veterans' transition to civilian life by providing accelerated training certifications that enable them …
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Robyn Shepard, Head of Corporate Engagement at Bridgewater Associates, has been recognized as one of the top women in hedge funds and she candidly shares her journey with us. In our conversation we discuss why it is important to create your own opportunities, the benefits of working in a radically transparent culture, and how she springs forward wh…
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Laura Maness is the CEO of Havas New York. Havas, beyond being a creative powerhouse, since Laura took the helm has also been recognized as one of the best places to work by Ad Age. Laura shares how she transformed the agency out of the Mad Man era and into the Wholeheartedness era. This episode is a masterclass on intentionality and balance as Lau…
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Heather Currier Hunt, IDEO’s Senior Global Director of Learning & Development, spends her time designing experiences to help employees build skills to be successful and manage change. Heather's empathy in helping others navigate transitions derives in great part from her needing to rebuild her life after losing her toddler daughter, Willa, to cance…
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Brynly Llyr’s career as a Cryptocurrency Lawyer, has been anything but a straight line. We discuss how after dropping out of Columbia University she found her calling as a General Counsel in Silicon Valley. Brynly shares how focusing on the next best step, versus planning one ideal career path, enabled her to be fearless believing ‘the next best st…
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Naomi Wheeless, Square’s Global Head of Customer Success shares how being the youngest executive, and often only women of color, in the room shaped her leadership. We talk about what it takes to develop new skills, how she keeps organized and remembers what’s impacting her global team and so much more. At the end of the interview, Laura shares her …
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Rani Mani, Adobe’s Head of Employee Advocacy shares how her parents’ philosophy -- “many things are possible just a long as you don’t know they are impossible” -- empowered her to pursue her dreams rather than be held back by being born with Cerebral Palsy. We discuss how her work with Mother Teresa impacted her life, the importance of doing someth…
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Scott Keogh is the President and CEO of Volkswagen of America. On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, we talk about what it was like to be tapped to run the company during the TDI emissions scandal, how it impacted his leadership style and the importance of making the most of second chances. At the end I share my MOJO coaching tip of the week: H…
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Miri Rodriguez as Global Head of Internships at Microsoft, is a champion and fierce advocate for the company. But her first experience at Microsoft was extremely difficult. She was bullied by her colleagues and felt she was set up to fail. Miri shares her turnaround story and the steps to take when you need to rewrite your own story. At the end Lau…
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Sapna Chadha, Google’s Senior Country Marketing Director of India and Southeast Asia, shares what called her to become a champion of women’s rights and how a single conversation changed the trajectory of her career. We discuss why the Dali Lama is her Mojo Mentor, the book she keeps nearby for crucial conversations, how she bounces back from challe…
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Setting intentions is the ultimate mojo move to start 2021 strong. In this episode our host, Laura Schwarz shares an exercise from her executive coaching practice to help you clarify what matters most to you. Once you choose your 2021 focus, use it to filter and integrate the advice and playbooks from our inspirational Season 2 guests. To get a wor…
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Samara Cohen faced more than the challenge of finding success in the male-dominated world of finance. The Co-Head of ETF Markets and Investments at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, overcame a serious health scare in her 20s, successfully navigated the trading floor, and discovered her authentic voice along the way. In this episode of M…
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Aditi Javeri Gokhale arrived in the U.S. to start college with a little bit of money and a lot of uncertainty. She immediately felt overwhelmed by every aspect of life - competitive classmates, teaching styles, weather, food, accents - you name it, it was all new, and it was daunting. With some advice from back home, she found her way and now paves…
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Josh George is a six-time Wheelchair Racing World Champion and has won multiple medals at three Paralympic Games including a gold in Beijing. Josh shares how early success in the sport was a disadvantage versus competitive advantage, the importance of focusing on process versus results, and the next chapter in his life, opening a restaurant during …
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At the pinnacle of his career, reporter Michael Finkel wrote an article that cost him his job at the New York Times Magazine. His firing made headlines and left him ashamed, embarrassed, and shattered. In a twist of fate, as his story was about to go public, another one dropped in his lap. It started with a phone call about a horrific murder and id…
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Sheryll Yu’s abusive stepfather kicked her out of the house when she was a teenager. She was on her own from then on, grateful for the support of friends who kept her safe. When she became a single mom at 19, she really found her inspiration that led to a complete personal transformation. In this episode, she talks about making good choices in the …
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High school classmates voted her Most Shy and now Caroline Tsai interacts with world leaders as Chief Legal Officer of Western Union. In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Caroline talks about where she finds her courage and her perspective and she shares the four questions that helped her make a big career decision.…
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From convicted drug dealer to Executive Chef at one of the most iconic and elite hotels on the Las Vegas strip, Jeff Henderson talks openly and honestly about his journey from the streets to the stove and shares his recipe for success.
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