REAL TALK

Where real leaders talk real about leading in the real world.

REAL TALK REPLAYS

Welcome to our exclusive library of amazing discussions with real leaders.
New discussions are added weekly.

ENGAGE. EDUCATE. EMPOWER.

Isn't that what leaders do?

Barbara Bell, Ed.D.

Pilot. Naval Officer. Executive. Author. Educator. Leader.

Barbara Bell is all about engaging, educating, and empowering. As one of the first women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and as an aviator, Barbara knows what it means to be in the minority, and she knows how significantly education can change a life.

Barbara will share with Mark some of her most cherished lessons and insights from her multifaceted career - still in the making.

Coming July 21, 2020 - 11am Pacific

LEAD with HEART. MOVE with CAUSE.

G Cody QJ Goldberg

Father. Leader. Founder of Harper's Playground.

Cody shares with Mark his amazing life story, how he went from playing drums in Mexico to an amazing career at adidas and RedBull.

Then how he and his wife, April, led a movement that designed, funded and built the first totally inclusive playground in Portland, OR. Their passion project, Harper’s Playground, was featured on NBC’s the TODAY Show and their family had a day named for them by the mayor of Portland for their efforts.

YOUR LEARNING STRATEGY: HOW'S THAT WORKING?

Paul Swan, Ph.D.

Learning Strategist. Instructional Designer.

Dr. Paul Swan has been actively involved in designing and developing corporate management, customer service, and product training for Fortune 500 companies for the past twenty years.

He has designed measurably effective programs for all types of delivery media that range from traditional instructor-led training to the latest in virtual, “blended” e-learning and mobile learning.

Paul shares what he has learned on what works well ... and not so well ... when it comes to strategic learning initiatives.

Coming July 14, 2020 - 10am Pacific

MANAGING GROWTH, CONFLICT, AND INNOVATION

The Dame Brothers

Founders of Proof Eyewear

Taylor, Brooks and Tanner Dame are brothers and founders of Proof Eyewear. Together, they transformed an existing family business into multiple successful ventures, and learned many valuable lessons along the way.

WHY NOW IS THE BEST TIME FOR A FRESH START

David Berry

VP People & Culture, Municipal

David and Mark discuss the importance of organizational culture, and why right now is the best time for a fresh start – as a business, team, and individual.

LEADING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

John Hester

Sr. Consulting Partner, The Blanchard Companies

John and Mark discuss the realities, challenges, and opportunities associated with leading in a virtual work environment.

MY LEADERSHIP JOURNEY

Dave Canales

Coach, Seattle Seahawks

Mark and Dave breakdown Dave's leadership journey. Come for some exclusive Seahawks stories, stay for the tips on how leadership growth can help excel at the highest level.

BOOST YOUR ROI ON LEARNING

Rob Matzkin

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder at MyQuest

Mark and Rob explore the challenges and pitfalls of workplace learning, and how many leaders and organizations are frustrated by the lack of return on learning. They also discuss how to fix that.

LEARNING & LEADING IN HEALTHCARE

Larry Hancock

Healthcare Executive & Professor

Mark and Larry examine some of the current realities and opportunities associated with learning and leading in the essential field of healthcare.

MESSAGE MATTERS

Tanya Sullivan

President, Plus One Strategic Communications

Mark and Tanya discuss why leadership messaging matters and how to get the words right.


OWNERSHIP SPIRIT

Dennis Deaton

CEO, Quma Learning

Mark and Dennis discuss the powerful affect of "owner" thinking over "victim" thinking on individual leaders, particularly on leadership teams.

INFORM, INVOLVE, INSPIRE

Barry Rellaford

Culture & Growth Coach

Mark and Barry discuss the contrast between the "Three C's: Control, Command, and Constrict," and the "Three I's: Inform, Involve, and Inspire."

LEAD STRONG THROUGH CRISIS

Panel Discussion

Mark Christensen leads a discussion with Tanya Sullivan, Joe Vance, and Brad Hammer about how to lead your team through the crisis brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic.