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Building an entirely new kind of bank doesn’t happen overnight – and it takes a village. At Starling Bank, our village is populated by a diverse team of engineers and developers working together to build and run the UK’s first mobile only bank account, through agile development processes and leading tech. Fellow software developers, iOS and Android developers and general development enthusiasts – this podcast is for you! The Starling Developer Podcast has been created to give you insider acc ...
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This is a unique and special time in our lives to consider how we can lead, no matter our status in life, to cultivate a world filled with compassion and care for humanity. This podcast will provide nuggets of wisdom from wide-ranging guests who are both well regarded and humble and compassionate at their core. In each episode, Rob Dube (Best-Selling Author and Co-Founder of imageOne - a Top 25 Forbes Small Giant), interviews some of the greatest leaders to explore how their journeys and per ...
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Welcome to The Personal Development Podcast by @techtallguy. I'm pleased to say I'm back, it's 2019 and I just want to thank everyone for their support to date. 2/3 minutes was not enough to share insights and speak from the heart so I've changed the format. I want to help you on your journey in life so I'll be sharing my findings of personal development so far as well as interviewing thought leaders who will do the same. Please do not come here for inspiration, you are your own hero. The pu ...
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Hope & Heresy: Life on the Religious Left

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Hope & Heresy: Life on the Religious Left is a podcast for everyday people who want to live meaningfully without letting arbitrary doctrine or oppressive religious practice prevent them from asking big questions about our complicated world. Hosts Reverend Peggy Clarke and Reverend Sarah Lenzi discuss a series of contemporary issues, using history and theology as their guides. The initial episodes of Hope & Heresy were recorded on-site at Community Church of New York, a Unitarian-Universalist ...
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We spend so much of our lives thinking about what's wrong with us instead of recognizing what we do best. If we can play to those strengths, think of how powerful we could be. Think of how powerful businesses and organizations could be. The most common denominator of the most successful leaders is self-awareness. On this show, hosts Darren Virassammy and Brandon Miller help leaders uncover and their superpowers by using the CliftonStrengths Assessment. Along the way you’ll learn how a streng ...
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Welcome to Deal-by-Deal, a Podcast by McGuireWoods. Deal-by-Deal invites you to conversations with experienced independent sponsors and other private equity professionals. Join McGuireWoods partners Greg Hawver and Jeff Brooker as they explore middle-market Private Equity M&A to provide you with timely insights and relevant takeaways. McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual, and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 ye ...
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Aashi Arora conquers imposter syndrome and boosts self-confidence with her strengths. With over a decade of experience, Aashi focuses on the Arranger strength, where Aashi reveals her innate talent for planning, orchestrating, and navigating change, essential skills that enable her to lead and coach with agility and foresight. Together, she and hos…
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As a developer, Jessica Cowan shares her journey of self-discovery and highlights the transformative power of incorporating strengths into organizational culture in this episode of the Coach to Coach series. Host Brandon Miller talks with Jessica about her perspectives, offering a profound understanding of how strengths can shape individuals, teams…
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"All the past and all the future are present in this moment." — Blake D. Bauer Blake D. Bauer is the author of the international best-seller You Were Not Born To Suffer. A speaker and teacher, he has studied a wide range of modalities, including psychology, nutrition, traditional Chinese medicine, and past life regression therapy-hypnosis. All that…
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In this episode of The Strengths Whisperer, host Brandon Miller introduces us to the Coach to Coach series with Jennifer Doyle Vancil, a global strengths expert and founder of Communicating Strengths, LLC. Together, they talk through the impact of the Communication strength in both personal and professional settings. Jennifer shares her transformat…
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In this season of the Strengths Whisperer, host Brandon Miller is diving deep into the world of Clifton strengths themes with the help of 34 global strengths experts. This season is called "Coach to Coach," where Each episode will focus on one of the 34 strengths, exploring how they fit into four domains: executing, strategic thinking, influencing,…
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"Relationships are where we receive the greatest fulfillment and the greatest challenge." — Elysabeth Williamson Today's guest is Elysabeth Williamson, a self-taught yoga teacher of 35 years who developed Principle-Based Partner Yoga,™ a system of yoga that focuses on relationship and connection with others. She also uses this work to encourage peo…
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On this episode of Deal-by-Deal, host Greg Hawver is joined by Darren O'Brien, Managing Director of Campbell Lutyens, the largest independent private capital advisory firm. Tune in as Greg and Darren discuss the hot topic of secondary transactions, a growing niche area. Starting with a high-level introduction to secondary transactions and the secon…
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Charlie Saffro joins the conversation to share the journey of starting her business as a solopreneur and the importance of balancing competition and teamwork within organizations. She shares her experience working in a male-dominated industry and how she overcame stereotypes by prioritizing empathy and compassion. The pandemic has further emphasize…
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Chad Peterman, President of Peterman Brothers, is a visionary leader with a focus on execution and a passion for learning. Under his leadership, the company has experienced significant growth and has been recognized as a top employer. In this episode, Chad shares how he takes his big ideas and turns them into reality. You’ll hear how he leans into …
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On this episode of Deal-by-Deal, host Greg Hawver is joined by investment banker Derek Zacarias from DAK. Together, they explore what the next 12 months may hold for M&A relating to founder-owned businesses, private equity-backed transactions and the broader middle market. This engaging discussion explores the macroeconomic trends as well as more i…
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Every strength has pitfalls, but when you can recognize them, you can avoid them. Sapidah Shefa, VP of Operations at Road Runner Sports, says knowing both the balconies and basements (highs and lows) of her strengths is vital. Understanding them allows her to stick to work she excels at and pull herself out of situations when she dives too deep. In…
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Dr. Sabrina Starling joins the conversation to delve into the transformative power of understanding and embracing our strengths. She shares valuable insights on the importance of self-awareness, prioritization, and fostering a supportive environment. In this episode, you will learn practical strategies to simplify your approach, delegate effectivel…
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“One ounce of energy invested in your strengths will show more results than 10 ounces invested in an area of weakness.” Estrella Parker, Chief People Officer at Cupertino Electric Inc., is an expert at leveraging her top strengths to create vibrant work environments and unlock the unique potential of her team. In this episode, she shares why she ch…
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"Really, death is a journey into and through the mind." — Andrew Holocek In this episode, I speak with Andrew Holecek, the author of several books on meditation and lucid dreaming. While he's had a career as a dental surgeon, he has had a lifelong interest in meditation and the wisdom traditions. In 1998, he went on a three-year retreat at Sopa Cho…
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“Gifts are meant to be given away, but you can’t give them away intentionally if you don’t know what they are.” Amber Fields is the Chief Culture Officer of trueU and an expert communicator. She’s passionate about using her strengths to unleash her potential and empower leaders to create strong, healthy workplace cultures. In this episode, Amber sh…
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The first time Ophelia Byers was encouraged to move into a leadership role, she pushed back because she didn’t want the responsibility. Thankfully, someone saw her potential and didn’t take no for an answer. Today, Ophelia is the Chief Nursing Officer of Overlook Medical Center and the Associate Chief Nurse Executive of Atlantic Health. Ophelia has…
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In this episode of Deal-by-Deal, host Greg Hawver talks to fellow McGuireWoods partner Holden Brooks about antitrust considerations for private equity investors in the middle market (and, interestingly, the lower middle market). They begin by discussing the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, which requires pre-close filings for deals valued above $111.4 millio…
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On this episode of Deal-by-Deal, host Greg Hawver and fellow McGuireWoods partner, fund formation lawyer Rick Starling, discuss considerations and alternatives to raising a committed fund, analyze what’s going on in today’s market, and share insights on the phases of raising a fund. The episode also explores fund structures such as the "proof of co…
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On this episode of Deal-By-Deal, host Greg Hawver is joined by Cathleen Hughes, Kroll’s Director of Corporate Finance and Restructuring, for a deep dive into due diligence, including M&A transactions and post-closing. Risks associated with M&A deals have evolved. “And these risks include those that can be discovered pre-transaction as well as risks…
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Megan Nail, Vice President of the Total Rewards Practice at NFP is passionate about compensation and its role in creating a positive employee experience and a competitive advantage. She joins Darren Virassammy on the latest episode of the Strengths Whisperer to share her personal experience as a working parent and the importance of supporting worki…
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Jose Bodipo-Memba is an experienced leader who values the importance of context in his work. Throughout his career, he has recognized the significance of understanding the drivers and goals within a team or organization in order to effectively lead and connect with others. In this episode, Darren Virassammy and Jose dive deep into the concept of "B…
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How can extreme ownership contribute to a culture of collaboration and respect within a team or organization? Sarah Moloney, Head of Operations at REI Game Changers joins The Strengths Whisperer and takes a deep dive into the topic of extreme ownership and the power of strengths in creating successful collaborations. Together, they explore how exec…
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Curtis Germany is the Director of Human Resources for Clark County, Nevada. His passion for people and community development has driven remarkable transformation over the past several years. In this episode, Curtis shares how embracing and harnessing strengths can pave the way to overcome challenges, foster meaningful connections, and create a vibr…
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On this episode of Deal-By-Deal, host Greg Hawver is joined by investment banker Hector Torres, Managing Director of DC Advisory’s global healthcare team, for a discussion on the new normal in the M&A market, especially involving the healthcare industry. Hector explains that, while market activity is starting to level out from the torrent of transa…
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Charlie Saffro joins the conversation to share the journey of starting her business as a solopreneur and the importance of balancing competition and teamwork within organizations. She shares her experience working in a male-dominated industry and how she overcame stereotypes by prioritizing empathy and compassion. The pandemic has further emphasize…
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In this episode of the Strengths Whisperer, Chris Allaire joins the shares insights on the importance of long-term success in a people-first organization. Chris, who has been leading Averity for nine years, understands the significance of staying focused on core ethics and communication, even if it means sacrificing short-term profits and sales. He…
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In this episode of The Strength’s Whisperer, Brandon and Darren interview Marcia Barnes, CEO of Valve & Meter, and discusses the importance of building a healthy work environment. Marcia shares her experience of creating a company culture that values collaboration and support, and emphasizes the importance of finding and utilizing individuals' top …
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After several conversations with Unitarian Universalist leaders throughout Season 5 of the podcast, our hosts are ready to think through some of the big themes and threads that emerged, and to offer up their own answers to the question, "What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Moment in History?" Some of the questions that come up for them in…
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In this episode of the Hope and Heresy podcast, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are joined by Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, Ninth President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Carey McDonald, Executive Vice President at the UUA, to discuss the question at the heart this season of the podcast: What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Mom…
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Alejandro Bodipo-Memba joins The Strengths Whisperer to dive into how strengths change and evolve over time. This conversation gives an inside look into personal stories and how strengths influence a leader’s approach. Join this chat to discuss the Clifton Strengths assessment and how it reveals how individuals show up to their strengths, rather th…
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In this episode of the Hope and Heresy podcast, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are joined by Rev. Meg Riley and Charles Du Mond, Co-Moderators of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), to discuss the question at the heart this season of the podcast: What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Moment in History? In this episode, we phrased the q…
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In this episode of the Hope and Heresy podcast, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are joined by Dr. Janice Marie Johnson and Rev. Sarah Lammert, Co-Directors of Ministries and Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to discuss the question at the heart this season of the podcast: What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Momen…
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It takes nerves of steel to start a deal during COVID and exit it during the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, and today’s guests pulled it off. On this episode of Deal-By-Deal, host Greg Hawver is joined by Evan Gallinson of Merit Capital Partners and Jonathan Schilowitz of MFG Partners to present a case study of a successful relationship between an i…
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Dr. Sabrina Starling joins the conversation to delve into the transformative power of understanding and embracing our strengths. She shares valuable insights on the importance of self-awareness, prioritization, and fostering a supportive environment. In this episode, you will learn practical strategies to simplify your approach, delegate effectivel…
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In this episode of the Hope and Heresy podcast, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are joined by Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and Rev. Alicia Forde, Director of the International Office at the Unitarian Universalist Association, to discuss the question at the heart this season of the podcast: What is t…
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In this episode, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah sit down over Zoom with Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, President of Starr King School for the Ministry, and Dr. Elias Ortega, president of Meadville Lombard Theological School, to discuss the question animating this season: What is the Central Task for Humanity at this Moment in History? About this week's gues…
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Shane Metcalf, Co-founder of 15Five, joins The Strengths Whisperer to share his journey of starting the company and building it into a successful platform that helps organizations build highly engaged and high performing teams. He discusses his personal growth and how playing to his strengths as a leader contributed to the success of the company. T…
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Welcome to Season 5 of Hope and Heresy! In this season, Rev. Peggy and Rev. Sarah are sitting down with five pairs of Unitarian Universalist ministers, leaders, thinkers, and colleagues to ask one big question... what is the central task for humanity at this time in history? Why this question? Well, it seems impossible to ignore that we find oursel…
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Frank Kelly III, CEO of Kelly Benefits, didn’t plan to take over the family business, but that is where his path took him. His strong faith now shapes the foundation of his leadership methods and guides his success. Frank devotes his time to helping others thrive by maximizing their strengths and fostering a values-driven culture. In this episode, …
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Joseph Abhulimen Jr., a people-first leader for the State of California, had an eye-opening experience when he realized his strengths gave him the resilience he needed along his professional journey. Through his wealth of government experience, Joseph learned the power of people while managing and leading teams. In this episode, Joseph shares the s…
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Tony Grebmeier, CEO of ShipOffers and Creator of the Be Fulfilled Brand, is a leader focused on people development and finding opportunities to share the knowledge he’s picked up over the years. In this episode, Tony discusses his professional journey and his mindset around leaning into collaboration so organizations can win collectively. Along the…
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“I’m not committed to your comfort. I’m committed to your growth.” Norma Tirado, Vice President of Culture and People Experience at Centura Health, is a seasoned veteran in leadership. She found confidence in her career when she took control of situations and made decisions while demonstrating vulnerability. Now, she is a connoisseur of culture, he…
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"The fundamental idea of gross national happiness is to say that the center of our attention should be the happiness of all people as well as all life forms." — Tho Va Hinh This week I speak to a returning guest, Tho Va Hinh, author of The Culture of Happiness and founder of the Eurasia Foundation and the Eurasia Learning Institute for Happiness an…
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“Gifts are meant to be given away, but you can’t give them away intentionally if you don’t know what they are.” Amber Fields is the Chief Culture Officer of trueU and an expert communicator. She’s passionate about using her strengths to unleash her potential and empower leaders to create strong, healthy workplace cultures. In this episode, Amber sh…
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The first time Ophelia Byers was encouraged to move into a leadership role, she pushed back because she didn’t want the responsibility. Thankfully, someone saw her potential and didn’t take no for an answer. Today, Ophelia is the Chief Nursing Officer of Overlook Medical Center and the Associate Chief Nurse Executive of Atlantic Health. Along her l…
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“One ounce of energy invested in your strengths will show more results than 10 ounces invested in an area of weakness.” Estrella Parker, Chief People Officer at Cupertino Electric Inc., is an expert at leveraging her top strengths to create vibrant work environments and unlock the unique potential of her team. In this episode, she shares why she ch…
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A proposed FTC rule will change how companies do business — and how law firms give advice for the foreseeable future. On this episode of the Deal-by-Deal podcast, host Greg Hawver invites guest Holden Brooks, a partner at McGuirewoods, to share insights on recent developments for noncompetes and restrictive covenants based on the recently proposed …
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“When we're no longer grasping for the money, it often flows more easily to us." — Spencer Sherman This week's guest is Spencer Sherman, CEO of Abacus Wealth Partners, a certified mindfulness teacher and author of The Cure for Money Madness. He also teaches people how to have a healthier relationship with money through his online courses and is on …
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Dr. Paul Porter has always been positive, loved solving puzzles, and listened to his gut. It wasn’t until he learned about his CliftonStrengths that he was able to start using those God-given talents with intention and better results. In this episode, Paul shares his strengths journey and how he went from a school superintendent to the Director of …
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“If we want to be free, at some point we have to plant our staff in the ground and say, 'I am here.'" — Koshin Paley Ellison This week's guest is Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison, founder and guiding teacher of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Ellison is an author, Jungian psychotherapist and ACPE Certified Chaplain Educator. Koshin has s…
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