Podcasts / Video Interviews

Docs Who Rock: Dr. Isioma Nwabuzor, TEDx Speaker, The DREAMer Next Door

A dynamic powerhouse, Attorney Isioma Nwabuzor (pronounced “E-see-o-muh Oon-wah-boo-zur”) is a corporate attorney by trade, negotiating deals for an international, financial services company. An alumna of Rufus King High School’s IB program and a double-alumna of Marquette University, Attorney Nwabuzor earned her Bachelor’s in political science and psychology. 

After earning her Juris Doctorate, Attorney Nwabuzor went on to work in various sectors, developing an expertise in transactional matters. With a strong dedication to her profession, Attorney Nwabuzor presently serves as a Board Member for both the Sports & Entertainment Law and IP & Technology Law Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She is an alumna of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Leadership Development Summit and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. 

 

Attorney Nwabuzor’s dedication to her career is matched by her dedication to her community. Attorney Nwabuzor is a firm believer in “paying it forward” and has a particular soft spot for youth in urban communities. She currently serves in various capacities, including as a Rotarian, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and as a volunteer with the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. 

Most recently, Attorney Nwabuzor was a featured speaker in TEDx UWMilwaukee’s spring 2019 Symposium, “Enlighten Up,” where she gave her highly acclaimed Talk, “The DREAMer Next Door.” Since, Attorney Nwabuzor has gone on to launch her advocacy platform IAmIsioma.com and her nonprofit (borne from her TEDx Talk), The DREAMer Next Door Inc., which includes a scholarship for undocumented immigrants pursuing higher education. 

Docs Who Rock: Dr. Erin Henry, The Ivy, in Ivy League, Chief of Staff for NML

Raised in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood, Erin Henry is a Doc Who Rocks! She’s the Senior Director – Strategy and Planning, and Chief of Staff at Northwestern Mutual, where she supports strategy and operations for the HR executive office. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Masters in Sociology from Harvard, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her BA is in Economics and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published several academic articles and case studies. Henry is a member of the Cardinal Stritch University Business Advisory Council.

 

 

 

Resources:

The Consortium https://cgsm.org/

Management Leadership for Tomorrow https://mlt.org/

PhD Project https://www.phdproject.org/

 

E. Keller Fitzsimmons, Author, Lost in Startuplandia: Wayfinding for the Weary Entrepreneur

E. Keller Fitzsimmons is a serial tech entrepreneur, artist, and mother of two. She is the co-founder of Custom Reality Services, a virtual reality production company whose first project, Across the Line, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Keller is the recipient of the Silvertip PwC Entrepreneurship Award and Speech Technology’s Luminary Award. Her work has been published by Network Computing, InformationWeek and Inc. An active angel investor, she serves on the technology committee for BELLE USA, a venture fund that invests in women-led startups. Originally trained as a classical archaeologist, Keller holds a master’s degree from Harvard University.

Docs Who Rock: Dr. Mark Gesner and Dr. Nancy Blair, Your Life is Your Message

Nancy Stanford Blair, Ph.D., knew she wanted to make a positive difference in people’s lives from a very early age. Once she discovered teaching as the route to touching the future, she never turned back. With a career that spans four decades creating learning opportunities at the primary, secondary, college and professional levels, Nancy has always promoted the singular and collective influence of people to transform themselves and the circumstances around them. Specifically, Nancy has created multiple local, state, national and international programs that have successfully developed inspirational, transformational leaders. She is currently Professor Emerita of Doctoral Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a consultant in leadership formation and sustainability, and a proud grandmother of seven future leaders. She has co-authored four books: Connecting Leadership to the Brain, Leading with the Brain in Mind, Mindful Leadership and Leading Coherently: Reflections from Leaders around the World (SAGE). She has earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Nancy brings her message to life through creating the unbridled capacity in others to masterfully and fully serve their corner of the world.

Contact: blairns@gmail.com

Mark L. Gesner, Ph.D., was exposed to transformational leadership early in life at large family gatherings in Brooklyn, New York, where his grandmother and great aunts inspired a sense of strength and belonging among all who entered. He sought to emulate their positive influence with his colleagues and students, and learned how to be especially impactful by traveling the world where he gained a deep appreciation for diverse perspectives and finding wisdom in unexpected places. These underpinnings informed Mark’s career of creating innovative programs, supporting entrepreneurs, growing organizations and businesses, building partnerships, and developing mission-driven leaders. He has designed programs and led courses about innovation, organizational development, cross-cultural management, leadership and community engagement. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to working as a faculty member and administrator in higher education, Mark was a leader for Hostelling International USA, an organization promoting cross-cultural understanding through affordable travel. He holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, and graduate degrees from Harvard University and Cardinal Stritch University. Mark brings his message to life by being an engaged local and global citizen who supports others in realizing their individual and collective aspirations and to discover home wherever they roam.

Contact: mgesne1@gmail.com

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Focused and Fabulous: Isioma Nwabuzor, Crystal Flenorl, Chandra Cooper and Oby Nwabuzor

Introducing a new podcast series from Keep the Conversation Going Podcast with Janette called, Focused and Fabulous! Janette facilitates a conversation with these powerful women about what keeps them focused on their passions, entrepreneurship, work and family life, while staying absolutely fabulous!

Guests include: Crystal Flenorl (Aurora Healthcare), Director Community Diversity Engagement, Attorney Isioma Nwabuzor (Baird), Chandra Cooper, Founder/Owner (Grateful Girls), and Oby Nwabuzor (American Heart Association), Director Community Impact.

Learn more at https://www.leadersleavinglegacies.com/podcasts

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