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In 2014 Trust Across America Radio Introduces "Trust Around the Coffee Table"

After completing a very successful Thought Leaders Series in 2012, Trust Across America handed the microphone to members of our Alliance of Trustworthy Business Experts (ATBE) in January 2013 and we are completing another successful year of programming and increased listenership.

Our Alliance members share a common interest in advancing the cause of organizational trust. The Alliance is comprised of global experts and thought leaders and crosses many silos including leadership, management, sales training, human resources, trust, ethics, integrity, accountability, sustainability, environmental health and safety, corporate responsibility, finance, investor relations, accounting, compliance, risk, legal, transparency, governance, boards, public relations, communications and reputation. Members hail from consulting, corporate, academia, communications and media.

Each week we will pair two alliance members to have a coffee table discussion about their own work or a trust topic of mutual interest.

We hope our growing listenership enjoys the 2014 format.

Barbara Kimmel
Executive Director

2012 Top Thought Leaders Radio Series

As we begin a new year, we are pleased to announce our Thought Leaders Series on Trust Across America radio.

Each month we will introduce a new theme, and the first Wednesday (from noon-1PM EST) will feature a one-hour interview with a leading expert on that month's subject.

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We are honored to be presenting this exceptional group to our listeners.

JANUARY "Values Based Leadership"

January 4
Dov Seidman

For almost two decades, Dov Seidman's pioneering organization, LRN, has helped some of the world's most respected companies build "do it right," winning cultures and inspire principled performance throughout their organizations. Seidman's distinct vision of the world, business, and human endeavor has helped enable more than 15 million people doing business in more than 120 countries to out behave the competition. In How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything Dov Seidman shares his unique approach with you. Now updated and expanded, HOW includes a new Foreword from President Bill Clinton and a new Preface from Dov Seidman on why how we behave, lead, govern, operate, consume, engender trust in our relationships, and relate to others matters more than ever and in ways it never has before.

FEBRUARY "The Character of Business"

February 1
Michael Josephson

One of the nation's most sought-after and quoted ethicists. Founder and president of Josephson Institute and its Character Counts! project, Josephson has conducted programs for more than 100,000 leaders in government, business, education, sports, law enforcement, journalism, law, and the military.

MARCH "Researching Trust in Business"

March 7
Dean Krehmeyer

Executive Director Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics, Krehmeyer's contribution bridges the corporate and academic worlds, ensuring that leading research about trust gets translated into practice-and that leading practice becomes ingrained into academic research. He is the co-author of "Breaking the Short-Term Cycle: Discussion and Recommendations on How Corporate Leaders, Asset Managers, Investors, and Analysts Can Refocus on Long-Term Value."

APRIL "Growing Healthy Companies"

April 4
Patrick Lencioni

A New York Times bestselling author, speaker and consultant with over two decades of experience working with CEOs and their executive teams. Lencioni is founder and president of The Table Group, a consulting firm dedicated to building healthy organizations. He is the author of many bestselling books including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, which continues to be a weekly fixture on national bestseller lists; his books have sold over two and a half million copies. His latest book, released in March, is The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business.

MAY "Creating a Healthy Food Supply"

May 2
George Siemon

The CEO of Organic Valley, Siemon is one of the nations foremost organic agriculture advocates. For nearly two decades, Siemon has been best known for his leadership in organizing farmers and building market support for organic agriculture. Siemon, himself an organic farmer, champions a system of farming that supports family farms, defends the ethical, humane treatment of farm animals, benefits the environment, and gives consumers high-quality organic food.

JUNE "The Ethics of Business"

June 6
Chris MacDonald

Chris MacDonald, Ph.D., is a Visiting Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. The focus of his teaching is primarily Business Ethics, though he is also the co-author of a best-selling textbook on Critical Thinking. He has published widely in business ethics, professional ethics, health-care ethics and moral philosophy. He has twice been named by Trust Across America to its list of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" and has been declared one of the "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics," by Ethisphere Magazine, four years in a row. For more than 6 years, he has been the author of The Business Ethics Blog, the world's #1 blog on that topic.

JULY "Radical Management"

July 4 Holiday
July 11
Stephen Denning

Denning consults with organizations in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia on topics of leadership, management, innovation and business narrative. Born in Sydney, Australia, Denning studied law and psychology at Sydney University. After doing a post-graduate law degree at Oxford University, he joined the World Bank where he worked for several decades in various management capacities, including Program Director of Knowledge Management from 1996-2000. He is the author of eight books, including The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: His most recent book is The Leader's Guide to Radical Management: Reinventing the Workplace for the 21st Century.

AUGUST "Corporate Reinventors"

August 1
Jason Jennings

The bestselling author of four highly acclaimed leadership and management books-Hit the Ground Running; Think Big, Act Small; Less Is More; and It's Not the Big That Eat the Small . . . It's the Fast That Eat the Slow. USA Today named him one of the three most in-demand business speakers, alongside Jim Collins and Tom Peters. His latest book is Reinventors: How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change.

SEPTEMBER "The Ethics of Leadership"

September 5
Paul Root Wolpe, PhD

The Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Dr. Wolpe also serves as the first Senior Bioethicist for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), where he is responsible for formulating policy on bioethical issues and safeguarding research subjects. He has won the World Technology Network Award in Ethics, has been featured in a TED talk, and was profiled in the November, 2011 Atlantic Magazine as a "Brave Thinker of 2011." Dr. Wolpe is a frequent contributor and commentator in both the broadcast and print media, recently featured on 60 Minutes and with a personal profile in the Science Times of the New York Times.

OCTOBER "Teaching Responsible Business Practices"

October 3
Dr. Michael Crooke

The former CEO of Patagonia, Crooke is currently an assistant professor of strategy at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management where he coordinates the school's new Certificate in Socially, Environmentally and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice Program.

From 2005-2007, Crooke was CEO of Revolution Living, a group of companies working to change the way consumers and brands interact. Revolution Living was founded on the principle that business success is predicated on a commitment to corporate citizenship, environmental stewardship, product/service quality, and financial strength. From 1999 to 2005, Crooke served as president and chief executive officer of Patagonia, Inc and Patagonia's parent company, Lost Arrow Corporation.

NOVEMBER "Business Voice for a New Economy"

November 7
David Levine

David is the co-founder and Executive Director of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). ASBC is a growing coalition of business networks and businesses committed to advancing a new vision, framework and policies that support a vibrant, equitable and sustainable economy. The Council brings together the business perspective, experience and political will and strength to stimulate our economy, benefit our communities, and preserve our environment. Today, the organizations that have joined in this partnership represent over 100,000 businesses and social enterprises and more than 200,000 entrepreneurs, owners, executives, investors and business professionals.

DECEMBER "Implementing Corporate Trust"

December 5
Stephen M.R. Covey

Cofounder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide. Covey is a sought-after and compelling keynote speaker, author, and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance, who speaks to audiences around the world. A Harvard MBA, he is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which under his stewardship became the largest leadership development company in the world. His latest book is Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World.

DECEMBER 2011 Guests

Geoffrey Mazullo is Principal of Emerging Markets ESG and Adjunct Professor at the School of American Law (SAL) in Gdansk and in Wroclaw, Poland. Following studies of diplomacy, economics and political science in Washington, DC; Krakow, Poland, Berlin and London, Geoffrey worked as a corporate governance analyst, first with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and later with Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC).

Bill Wiersma is the founder and principal of Wiersma and Associates - a management consulting and training firm. Bill is a trusted advisor to executive leadership on senior team development and organizational culture. A renowned thought-leader, Wiersma's new book on professionalism is driving the way people think about professionals and, more importantly, changing the way professionals view themselves. Wiersma is the author of two highly acclaimed books -- The Big AHA!: Breakthroughs in Resolving and Preventing Workplace Conflict and his latest The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust.

Michael Beer is Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School and Chairman of TruePoint (formerly the Center for Organizational Fitness) a research based consultancy he co-founded. The firm works with senior executives who aspire to transform their organization into a high commitment and performance system through honest conversations about the organization's alignment with strategy and values. He is the author of Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value.

Dr. Robert F. Hurley is an award-winning Professor at Fordham University and President of Hurley Associates. He has been a core faculty member in Columbia Business School's Leading and Managing People Program for the past 15 years. He has consulted for such organizations as NASA, Avon Products, IBM, Mercedes Benz, State Farm Insurance, Kraft Foods, and Kinkos. He is the author of a new book The Decision to Trust: How Leaders Create High-Trust Organizations.

Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management LLC. She oversees Environmental, Social and Governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as Pax's shareholder advocacy and work on public policy advocacy.

NOVEMBER 2011 Guests

Charles H. Green, co-author of The Trusted Advisor, author of Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships, and now The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Leading with Trust, presents and speaks on the nature of trusted client relationships in business. Mr. Green works from the paradigm of the Trusted Advisor, built from 25 years of experience with the professional services industry.

Andrea P. Howe is the co-author, with Charles H. Green, of The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook: A Comprehensive Toolkit for Leading with Trust. She is part of the leadership team of Trusted Advisor Associates and also the founder and President of BossaNova Consulting Group. A veteran consultant and seminar leader, Andrea specializes in serving global professional services firms.

Robert Porter Lynch has spent the last twenty-five years formulating the best-practice design architecture of organizational synergy - how exceptional leaders energize collaboration to produce sustainable innovation in teams, alliances, and acquisitions. He has written several ground-breaking books on strategic alliances. His latest is Trusted to Lead: How Leaders Unlock the Code to Prosperity & Profits.

Deb Krizmanich, CEO & Founder Powernoodle Inc. After 25 years of facilitating strategy and design sessions while holding senior positions with tech companies like IBM, Deb could not find a tool to help her collaborate with her clients and partners from around the world. If Deb can't find a solution, she designs one. And so Powernoodle was created.

Al Switzler has helped hundreds of organizations achieve measurable change with his broad knowledge of leadership, teamwork, quality, communication, management, and motivation. Cofounder of VitalSmarts, Al has researched methods for driving rapid sustainable and measurable change in behaviors. Al is coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers including Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition. His latest bestseller is Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success.

Jim Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition, with over 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored over thirty other books, as well as the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership assessment in the world, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). The Wall Street Journal named Jim as one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S. and in 2010 the Instructional Systems Association presented him the Thought Leader of the Year Award. His latest book is Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner).

Daniel Diermeier is a professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, where his work focuses on reputation management, political and regulatory risk, crisis management, and integrated strategy. He has been featured globally both in academic journals and popular media, and is the author of the new book Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most valuable Asset.

OCTOBER 2011 Guests

David Vidal joined The Conference Board in 1997 as Director of Research, Global Corporate Citizenship. His previous career experience included the Council on Foreign Relations, Continental Insurance, the New York City Partnership, the U.S. Department of State, The New York Times and The Associated Press.

Ellen Weinreb, author of CSO Back Story: The New Executive in the C-Suite- The Chief Sustainability Officer, is one of the nation's leading authorities on the sustainability profession with 15 years sustainability experience. She is the owner of executive search and consulting firm Weinreb Group with clients including Nestle Waters, Sears, and Clorox.

Mike Kipp has seen trust both at work and on holiday in corporate, governmental and nonprofit settings as state commissioner, president of two managed care firms and an advisor to leaders. He is an author and speaker on strategy and governance and a director of I-DENTI-FIED, American Home Bank, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, Insparisk, and Hope International Capital Corporation. Mike manages GovernBest, the strategy and governance advisory arm of Kipp & Associates.

Bob Rosen is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Healthy Companies International. An internationally recognized psychologist, best-selling author, researcher, and CEO adviser, he combines his knowledge, skills, and experience to help top executives understand, develop, and lead healthy, profitable, and sustainable organizations. He's interviewed or worked with more than 250 CEOs in 35 countries. He is the co-author of The Catalyst: How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader.

The Hon. David M. Walker is the Founder, President and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI) and the author of Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility. In this capacity he leads CAI's efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis to help achieve solutions to America's federal, state and local fiscal imbalances. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the first President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

Kerry Patterson is the Cofounder of VitalSmarts, and the New York Times bestselling co-author of Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition. His latest bestseller is Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success

Helen Clarkson heads Forum for the Future, US, working with businesses on sustainable business strategy. She also works on futures projects such as The Future Climate for Development and Fit for the Future.

Leland Russell is President of GEO Group Strategic Services where he helps leaders organize and implement the three phases of execution: strategic thinking, operational planning and tactical implementation. Leland has served a wide range of Fortune 500 clients, including Agilent Technologies, Dunkin Brands, HP, McDonald's, Motorola, Texas Instruments and Weyerhaeuser, as well as many mid-size firms.

SEPTEMBER 2011 Guests

Louise M. Guido is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Social Change, a non-profit that was formed to help corporations understand that there is a business case for addressing social and environmental issues that positively impacts their bottom line.

Eric Lowitt is a student and teacher of strategy and sustainability. Eric held several competitive strategy and market research positions with Fidelity, led Accenture's sustainability research program, and served as Specialist Master in Deloitte Consulting LLP's sustainability practice. His first book on the topic, The Future of Value: How Sustainability Creates Value Through Competitive Differentiation will be published by Jossey-Bass in September 2011.

Dr. Peter J. Dean, PhD, founder and president of Leaders By Design, is at the forefront of motivating and educating top executives and managers around the world. He has been invited to coach, consult, and speak to corporate executives in fourteen different countries. He has also written six books, with a seventh in press, on fundamental leadership and management skills. Additionally, Dr. Dean has designed five masters programs at four universities and year-long leader development programs for several companies and organizations.

Daniel Allen has been a leader in the development of ESG Investing. Prior to joining Ativo he worked for a variety of financial firms including Smith Barney and as Managing Director of Structured Management and Equity, Ltd. Daniel has been working in the investment and finance industry for over 20 years.

Randy Conley is the Director of Client Delivery Services and Trust Practice Leader at The Ken Blanchard Companies. Randy's dual focus enables him to deliver authentic presentations and learning sessions that bring a real-world perspective on the importance and value of leaders developing relationships based on trust.

Susan Arnot Heaney joined Avon Products, Inc. in June 1997 with the goal of working for a company committed to corporate citizenship and empowering women. She has worked for both the Avon Foundation and Avon Products, Inc., serving since 2006 as Director of Corporate Responsibility for the company. Heaney is responsible for developing and implementing strategic global communications and mobilization programs in support of Avon's corporate responsibility agenda.

John Gillespie, the author of Money for Nothing: How CEOs and Boards Are Bankrupting America, was an investment banker for 18 years with Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns and served as the Executive Vice President and CFO for a nationwide human services company with 24,000 employees.

Liz Walker is Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Image Microsystems and leads the MicroStrate™ recycled e-waste signage business. Her white papers on marketing have appeared in publications such as Best Thinking, with a new article on MicroStrate's life cycle analysis just published in the International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. Liz has held senior marketing positions with Patton Medical Devices, Ogilvy/CommonHealth, Merck/Schering-Plough, and Lexmark.

AUGUST 2011 Guests

Nick Aster is the founder of, one of the world's most read websites on responsible business. He is a New Media Architect specializing in using online technology to advance conversations on sustainability. He was the principal media architect for MotherJones magazine, and Gawker Media.

W. Michael Hoffman, PhD, is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Since 1976, the Center has served as a research and consulting institute and an educational forum for the exchange of ideas and information in business ethics. He is also the Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley.

Joe Scarlett is the retired Chairman of Tractor Supply Company and Founder of the Scarlett Leadership Institute in Franklin, TN. Scarlett's long retail career has evolved in recent years into a second career in leadership education. In 2006, Joe and his family endowed the Scarlett Leadership Institute. The Institute is passionately committed to improving business leadership skills with a strong emphasis on ethical behavior.

Robert B. Pojasek, Ph.D., is the sustainability practice leader at Capaccio Environmental Engineering and an internationally recognized expert on the topic of business sustainability and process improvement. With 38 years experience working with a diverse range of manufacturing and service sectors, non-government organizations and governments, Bob has helped organizations plan and implement sustainability programs that operate at the local level.

Jill Konrath is an internationally-recognized sales expert and the bestselling author of SNAP Selling: Speed Up Sales and Win More Business with Today's Frazzled Customers. Fortune magazine selected her book as one of 8 "must read" sales books along with classics such as How To Win Friends and Influence People.

Dave Brock is President and CEO of Partners In EXCELLENCE, a global consulting company. Dave has spent his career developing high performance organizations. He worked in executive management capacities with IBM, Tektronix and Keithley Instruments. His consulting clients include companies in the semiconductor, aerospace, electronics, consumer products, computer, telecommunications, retailing, internet, software, professional and financial services industries.

David Horsager, M.A., C.S.P, is an author, entrepreneur, professor, and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust. David's signature speech and book, The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line, have inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S.

Fay Feeney, CSP, ARM and CEO, Risk for Good. She is an advisor to corporate board leaders (chairs, lead directors and non-executive chairs) who want to leverage their time while improving boardroom performance. Risk for Good clients value "forward thinking" in a global economy that is digital, technology-dependent, connected and always on. They know that strategy upside comes when they are customer-oriented and listening to shareowners, stakeholders and competitors.

JULY 2011 Guests

Robert G. Eccles (Rerun of November 24, 2010 show) first joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1979. After receiving tenure, he started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic which remains of great interest to him from a research, managerial practice, and public policy perspective. His book One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (with Michael P. Krzus) is the first book on this subject. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (

Barry Rellaford is the author with David Hutchens of Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Fillingand is a co-founder and Senior Consultant with FranklinCovey's Global Speed of Trust practice. He worked closely with Stephen M. R. Covey to develop the Leading at the Speed of Trust content and training offerings.

David Hutchens is a bestselling author whose books series, known as The Learning Fables, have been translated into more than a dozen languages. His new book is Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling and features a foreword by Stephen M.R. Covey. A former advertising copywriter, David has designed learning programs for Wal-Mart, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Nike, FranklinCovey, and many more.

Caitlin Kelly's new book, a look at life behind the cash wrap, is Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail. Kelly is a first-rate researcher and storyteller." A regular contributor to The New York Times since 1990, she has written for USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Glamour, More, and other publications in Canada and Europe.

Barrie Bergman is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker, who has built 2 diverse companies each with a national presence: Record Bar, which he grew to a national chain of 180 stores in 30 states, and Bare Escentuals, which was recapitalized in 2004 for over $200 million. His book, Nice Guys Finish First: How to Succeed in Business and Life, shares Barrie's strong leadership skills and insights on how to create an environment where ideas are encouraged, employees are motivated, and ethical behavior is the norm.

Bob Monks is a pioneer shareholder activist and corporate governance adviser who has written widely about shareholder rights & responsibility, corporate impact on society and global corporate issues. His latest book is Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment: Analyzing Assets, Earnings, Cash Flow, Stock Price, Governance, and Special Situations (Bloomberg Financial) (with Alexandra Lajoux).

Elliot Schreiber had a successful, 30-year career as a chief marketing and communications officer, academic and consultant in the US and Canada and then became clinical professor of marketing and executive director of the Center for Corporate Reputation Management at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia. He also runs his own consulting firm, Brand and Reputation Management LLC.

JUNE 2011 Guests

Alice Tepper Marlin is a pioneer in corporate social responsibility, starting with a Peace Portfolio in 1968 and culminating today in the pre-eminent global social standards organization Social Accountability International. She is the author of Shopping for a Better World: The Quick and Easy Guide to All Your Socially Responsible Shopping.

David Maxfield is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Influencer: The Power to Change Anything and released his new book, Change Anything: The New Science of Personal SuccessDavid is also the vice president of research at VitalSmarts, an innovator in corporate training and organizational performance. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500.

Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of WeFirst, a branding firm specializing in the integration of profit and purpose, and is a prominent blogger and international speaker. In We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World, Simon Mainwaring explains why we now have more power than ever before to transform our economic system to put market forces to work for a better and more contributory "We First" world.

Liv Watson is a Director and leads the Research and Development function at AccountAbility. Liv is widely-recognized around the world as an expert in corporate governance, financial reporting, and XBRL -- the global standard for financial information used in business reporting. She is also an accomplished writer and commentator, having been a co-author and contributing author on several books among them, Trust Meltdown - The Financial Industry Needs a Fundamental Restart, and the The Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices.

Nikos Avlonas, President of the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) joins us for a full hour to discuss the announcement of the Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior (Europe and Middle East.), a joint program of the CSE and Trust Across America. The CSE is a global Think Tank and Sustainable Development Strategic advisory Network, based in Athens, Chicago and Brussels. Nikos is a well-known international speaker on Sustainable Development and CSR. He has consulted to many Fortune Global 500 Companies.

Jane Goldner, Ph.D., President of The Goldner Group, is one of the nation's leading authorities on talent retention and trusted advisor to Fortune 100 Companies, government and military organizations, and to mid-sized businesses. She is the author of Driven to Success: A 10-Point Checkup for Achieving High Performance in Business.

Chris Laszlo, PhD, is an Associate Professor teaching strategy and sustainability at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland Ohio where he is also the Faculty Research Director of the Fowler Center for Sustainability Value. He is the co-author of Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage.

Charles Green guest hosts with Chris Edmonds. One of Blanchard's most experienced consultants, Chris is an expert on creating high-performance, values-aligned organizational cultures. His passion for this process has led to successful impact at a variety of organizations. Chris is a faculty member of The Ken Blanchard Companies' co-sponsored Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.

MAY 2011 Guests

Carol Sanford is on a mission to create a better world, and she believes that business can and will play a major role in accomplishing that. "She is the author of The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success

Peter Sims is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. He was the coauthor with Bill George of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (J-B Warren Bennis Series), the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek best-selling book. His latest book is Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.

Dr. Mark Albion was a student and professor at Harvard for 20 years, after which he co-founded six organizations, including Net Impact. Most recently, he served in the Office of the President at Babson College, helping to integrate social values into the college.

Larry Coben is the Founder & Executive Director of the Sustainable Preservation Initiative, an organization devoted to preserving the world's cultural heritage by providing sustainable economic opportunities to poor communities where endangered archaeological sites are located. He is CEO of Tremisis Energy Corp.

P.J. Simmons is the Chair of the Corporate EcoForum. He has worked as a sustainability analyst, strategist, and bridge-builder. After serving as a researcher on environmental affairs at the National Security Council, he founded the Wilson Center's Environmental Change & Security Program, the Carnegie Endowment's Managing Global Issues program, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's U.S. in the World program.

Josh Cohen is the Managing Partner of City Light Capital, a venture capital firm investing in USA based, high-growth companies dedicated to tackling some of society's toughest challenges. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of impact investing.

Patricia Aburdene is a speaker, author and advocate of corporate transformation. Having won global recognition as co-author of the Megatrends books, Patricia inspires audiences with a blueprint of how values and consciousness will transform business.

Leslie Crutchfield is an author, social entrepreneur, and leading authority on scaling social innovation and high-impact philanthropy. In Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World, Crutchfield, Kania and Kramer examine the new strategies today's most effective donors are using to become proactive catalysts for change.

APRIL 2011 Guests

First Anniversary Show - Peter Firestein is the author of "Crisis of Character" and is President of Global Strategic Communications, Inc. He is known internationally as an expert advisor in the management of corporate relationships with financial and non-financial stakeholders.

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker. Her motto: "Let's not play the game, let's change it." Margaret blogs for the Huffington Post and BNET and writes for magazines around the world.

Edward Marshall is A Senior Partner in Organizational Leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership, based in Greensboro, NC. Mr. Marshall's trust work focuses on creating and coaching collaborative executive teams. His latest book is Building Trust at the Speed of Change.

Jim Kouzes is the Dean's Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2 million copies sold. Jim and Barry have co-authored over thirty other books, as well as the top-selling off-the-shelf leadership assessment in the world, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).

Jeffrey Hollender is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation. For more than 25 years, he has helped millions of Americans make green and ethical product choices. His latest book is Planet Home.

Kevin Kruse is an entrepreneur and co-author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling book, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement. Based on real-world experience and surveys of over 10 million workers it reveals how leaders who foster an environment for Growth, Recognition and Trust will generate massive emotional commitment and buy-in from team members.

Mitch Jackson develops the sustainability strategy and vision to ensure that FedEx minimizes its environmental footprint while still delivering outstanding customer service. With FedEx for more than 20 years, Mitch was named to the 2010 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior by Trust Across America.

MARCH 2011 Guests

Ron Luyet and Celeste Blackman are cofounders of the Green Zone Culture Group dedicated to building workplaces where trust, emotional commitment and collaboration thrive. Ron and Celeste provide experiences that challenge old models of thinking and unexamined beliefs, resulting in more productive green zone attitudes and behaviors.

Jeffrey Hollender is co-founder and former CEO of Seventh Generation. For more than 25 years, he has helped millions of Americans make green and ethical product choices. His latest book is Planet Home.

Joe Sibilia is founder and CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, described by the Wall Street Journal as a "socially responsible investment bank" specializing in turning values into valuation. He is also the CEO of

Charles H. Green, Founder and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, is a speaker and executive educator on trust-based relationships and Trust-based Selling. His programs help complex businesses and professional organizations to increase sales, align around shared goals, and deepen relationships with external clients and customers.

Laura Rittenhouse is president of Rittenhouse Rankings Inc. an investor relations company that advises managements on strengthening corporate candor in order to improve execution and financial valuation. The Rittenhouse Rankings annual survey is the world's only benchmark to correlate financial performance with CEO Candor.

Jeffrey Thomson is the President and CEO of the IMA, the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. He is considered an expert on risk management, and a global thought leader in the emerging area of GRC - governance, risk and compliance.

Bruce Schlein is VP of Sustainability at Citi where he works with Citi business and operations units to identify and develop solutions for emerging environmental issues and opportunities, with a focus on climate change and clean energy.

Raj Sisodia (Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University) is Professor of Marketing at Bentley University and Founder/Chairman of the Conscious Capitalism Institute. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion & Purpose was named a top ten business book of 2007 by Amazon.

Pamela Hawley is founder & CEO of UniversalGiving™, a nonprofit whose vision is to "Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering are a Natural Part of Everyday Life."™ Ms. Hawley has volunteered around the world and been awarded the Jefferson Award for philanthropy.

FEBRUARY 2011 Guests

Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., is a "Modern-Day Greek Philosopher" and internationally-recognized leader focused on bringing meaning to work, the workplace, and into everyday life. Alex is the author of Prisoners of Our Thoughts, which includes a foreword by Dr. Stephen Covey.

Hank Boerner is Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute (, a NY-based global knowledge management and advisory service offering sustainability benchmarking for corporations. Hank is the co-author of the new book Strategic Governance.

Pär Larshans is Director of Sustainability at Max Hamburger Restaurants, a Swedish family owned fast-food company founded in 1968. He is a frequent speaker on topics including leadership, sustainability and human rights.

Rob Peters runs the "Standard of Trust" assisting leaders and businesses that have intangible services/products in growing their revenue through the capture, measurement, and management of relationship capital.

Art Stewart, MPM, is a consultant, educator, and purveyor of a strategic framework - the 'New Responsibility Paradigm'. His Washington-DC firm helps organizations and their leaders redefine their competitiveness to meet the demands of the reset environment.

Pamela S. Harper, founding partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., is an internationally known business performance expert, consultant, professional speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed book Preventing Strategic Gridlock®..

Mike Paul has over 20 years experience in strategic PR, corporate communications, crisis PR, government relations and reputation management. He is known global as The Reputation Doctor, a nickname given to him over 15 years ago by a client.

Frank C. Bucaro is a business owner and ethics crusader-speaking, training, and writing on ethics, values-based leadership, and "high road" behavior. He is the author of the book TRUST ME! Insights into Ethical Leadership.

JANUARY 2011 Guests

Rick Kash is the founder and CEO of The Cambridge Group, one of the premier consulting firms in the United States. He is also the author of The New Law of Demand and Supply, which was named one of the top ten business books of 2002 by An acknowledged expert on demand, Kash consults to some of the world's most successful businesses, serves on a number of boards of directors, and is a frequent public speaker.

Jonathan Byrnes is an acknowledged authority on profitability management. His extensive experience spans virtually every industry, including healthcare, transportation, software, retail, financial services, distribution and others. As a Senior Lecturer at MIT, Dr. Byrnes has taught at the graduate level and in executive programs for nearly twenty years. He has authored over one hundred books, articles, cases, notes, and expert submissions

Charles H. Green is a speaker and executive educator on trust-based relationships and Trust-based Selling in complex businesses. Founder and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, he is author of Trust-based Selling, and co-author of The Trusted Advisor. Charles works with complex organizations to improve trust in sales, internal trust between organizations, and trusted advisor relationships with external clients and customers.

David Gebler is a national thought leader in ethics and culture risk management. A business lawyer by training, David works with clients to understand how their culture impacts ethics and compliance risks, and then to develop strategies to reduce those risks by aligning the values of the organization's people with business goals. David has conducted culture assessments and developed ethics training programs for companies such as General Dynamics, MolsonCoors, Scotts-MiracleGro and Cephalon.

Nancy F. Koehn is a Harvard historian who inspires solutions to today's issues by examining lessons from the past. She currently holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration, and her research focuses on entrepreneurial leadership and how leaders, past and present, craft lives of purpose, worth, and impact. Koehn has appeared on "Good Morning America," CNBC's "Moneywheel," "Nightly Business Report," and others. Her most recent work The Story of American Business: From the Pages of The New York Times.

Michael D'Antonio is coauthor of SPEND SHIFT: How the Post-Crisis Values Revolution is Changing the Way We Buy, Sell, and Live. He is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and the author of more than a dozen books including Forever Blue, Hershey, and The State Boys Rebellion. He has appeared on 60Minutes, Today, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS Morning, and many public radio programs including NPR's "All Things Considered" and "Science Friday".

Rand Pearsall is President of Global Problem Solvers, a marketing and advertising consultancy. He has led corporate reputation and branding efforts for BASF, Toyota, Canon and Siemens and was a founding partner of Oasis Advertising which he grew to $60 million in revenue before being acquired by global giant Dentsu. He is a trustee of the Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation and sits on its marketing committee.

Daniel Burrus is the author of the new book Flash Foresight. He serves as a strategic advisor to executives from a wide range of Fortune 500 firms, helping them discover invisible opportunities and solve impossible problems. His client list includes Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, Toshiba, GE, Procter & Gamble, American Express, Kellogg, Ernst & Young, Disney, and IBM, He has founded and managed six successful companies and his previous book Technotrends has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

DECEMBER 2010 Guests

Mark Donohue was appointed Babson College's first Clean Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence in June 2008. His research at the college includes the area of impact investing, beyond his breadth of work in the Cleantech sector. Babson College is rated the #1 college for sustainability by Bloomberg BusinessWeek since May, 2010, and has been consistently rated #1 for entrepreneurship for both its MBA and undergrad programs.

Hazel Henderson, D.Sc.Hon., FRSA, founder of Ethical Markets Media, is a futurist, evolutionary economist & author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy. Her editorials are syndicated by InterPress Service, and articles appear in Harvard Business Review, NY Times and Christian Science Monitor.

Alex Todd is a thought leader in rebuilding trust for business and architect of the Trust Enablement® Framework, a universal scheme for diagnosing and designing conditions for trust. He contributed a chapter in the newly released book from John Wiley & Sons Corporate Governance: A Synthesis of Theory, Research, and Practice.

Mark Bateman IW Financial's Director of Research, has more than a dozen years of experience supporting institutional investors with research and software tools for values-based investing and proxy voting. Mr. Bateman spent eleven years at the Investor Responsibility Research Center. During this time, he served on the Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative.

Nikos Avlonas is one of the founders and President of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence - CSE, a global Think Tank and Sustainable Development Strategic advisory Network, based in Athens, Chicago and Brussels. He is a well-known international speaker on Sustainable Development and CSR.

John Swannick joined the European Academy of Business in Society as executive director in January 2010. Prior to this John was a corporate responsibility and stakeholder relations specialist for Lloyds Banking Group. He developed Lloyds' corporate responsibility management system and corporate reporting, supporting the corporate responsibility steering group of senior executives. Since 2006, John co-leads the European Laboratory on Valuing Non-financial Performance.

Jordan and Barbara Kimmel are the co-founders of Trust Across America™. Join them as they review their first year and discuss the companies who are leaders in trustworthy business behavior for 2010.

NOVEMBER 2010 Guests

Chester Elton is a motivational expert and co-author of several successful leadership books. The Carrot Principle by Simon & Schuster has been a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Elton's books have sold over a million copies worldwide.

John Friedman's insights on sustainability, strategy and current events are a regular feature on Sustainable Life Media. Nick Andrews is currently the Managing Director at the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) for North American operations. He specializes in Sustainability Principles and Tools, and how they apply to and transform a company's current business model.

Mary C. Gentile consults on management education & values-driven leadership. She is Director of the "Giving Voice to Values" curriculum (the title of her latest book) & Sr. Research Scholar at Babson College.

Don McCabe is a widely published Professor of Management & Global Business at Rutgers. Over the last 19 years he has extensively researched college cheating, surveying over 175,000 students at 190+ colleges & universities in the U.S. & Canada.He is founding president of the Center for Academic Integrity.

Aman Singh is's Corporate Responsibility Editor and the author of Vault's CSR blog: In Good Company. A former journalist with The Wall Street Journal, she focuses on corporate responsibility, sustainability practices, diversity & women leadership in the workplace, and how increasing debate and engagement of these practices translates into recruitment and strategic development at companies

John Kuypers is an organizational performance & leadership expert. He has developed a tool called the "7 Performance Drivers". John is the president of Performance Shift Leadership Tools, a Toronto-based consulting firm.

Robert G. Eccles first joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in 1979. His book One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (with Michael P. Krzus) is the first book on the subject of integrated reporting. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (

OCTOBER 2010 Guests

Tony Simons is a Cornell professor and President of Integrity Dividend where he teaches people, groups and companies how to excel through integrity. An in-demand speaker, trainer and coach, he is the author of The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word.

John Spence is a leading authority in the areas of Strategic Thinking, High-Performance Teams, Advanced Leadership Development, and Delivering Consistently Superior Customer Service, making him one of the most highly sought after executive educators and professional speakers in America. He is the author of Awesomely Simple Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action.

Dennis and Michelle Reina guest hosts. For 20 years, the Reina Trust Building Institute has been the pioneering thought leader in measuring, developing and restoring trust. Their newly released book is Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace.

Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak is Chancellor and Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. The author of eight books and over 100 articles and productions on organizational communication, Dr. Shockley-Zalabak's research interests include organizational trust and cultures as they relate to organizational effectiveness. She is the coauthor of Building the High Trust Organization: Five Key Dimensions of Trust.

Paul Herr is an inventor, author and expert on human motivation. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and completed PhD-level coursework in educational psychology. Herr's book, Primal Management, was published by the American Management Association in 2009. Herr is the inventor of The Horsepower System, an innovative management tool for monitoring and maintaining a company's motivational engine.

Charles Green will be guest hosting with Peter Firestein. Charles is a speaker and executive educator on trust-based relationships and Trust-based Selling in complex businesses. Founder and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, he is author of Trust-based Selling, and co-author of The Trusted Advisor. He majored in philosophy (Columbia), and has an MBA (Harvard) [ ].

Peter Firestein is President of Global Strategic Communications, Inc. and the author of Crisis of Character. He is known internationally as an expert advisor in the management of corporate relationships with financial and non-financial stakeholders.

SEPTEMBER 2010 Guests

Aneil Mishra is an author, Professor and Director of Executive Education for the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. He is an internationally recognized and widely published thought leader and consultant in the areas of trust and leadership

Sherwyn Morreale, Ph.D is Director of Graduate Studies in Communication at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is co-author of a new book Building the High Trust Organization: Five Key Dimensions of Trust.

Lara Galinsky is the senior vice president at Echoing Green, and co-author of their first book, Be Bold: Create a Career with Impact.

Ann Fry, MSW has been a workplace culture strategist for many years. She previously founded and led Humor University, bringing humor to the workplace. She is currently the CEO of The ReGeneration Group - helping companies re-energize, re-purpose, and re-invent.

Robert Whipple "The Trust Ambassador" guest hosts with Jim Mahan and Deborah Nixon.

Linda Locke is the principal of Reputare (rep-u-ta-re) Consulting, a corporate reputation consulting practice. She began the firm after a 14-year career at MasterCard International where she oversaw global reputation management as SVP and group head.

Barbara Kimmel is the Executive Director of Trust Across America™. She is responsible for the creation, development and oversight of all programs of this new initiative.

Philip Mirvis is an organizational psychologist whose research and private practice concerns large-scale organizational change, corporate citizenship, and the character of the workforce and workplace. He is currently a senior research fellow at the Centers for Corporate Citizenship and Work & Aging, Boston College.

Mark Chussil is a pioneer in business war gaming who consults with Fortune 500 companies around the world. He is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc.


Steve Farber is the President of Extreme Leadership and author of Greater than Yourself.

Paula Marshall is the CEO of Bama Companies, a Malcolm Baldrige Award Winner and author of Finding the Soul of Big Business.

Fran Maier is the founder of and the President of TRUSTe that currently certifies the privacy practices of over 3,000 websites.

Traci Fenton is the Founder and CEO of WorldBlu, Inc. whose mission is championing the growth of democratic companies worldwide. WorldBlu publishes the annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™.

Robert Schoultz is the Director of the Master of Science Program in Global Leadership at the University of San Diego.

Art Stewart is a consultant, educator, and purveyor of a strategic framework - the 'New Responsibility Paradigm'.

Nick Andrews is the Managing Director North America for the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence.

Karen Mishra is a clinical professor in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Karen's research focuses on how organizations build trust with employees through internal communication.

JULY 2010

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford and a Professor of Organizational Behavior, by courtesy, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Charles Feltman is an Executive Coach and author of The Thin Book of Trust: an Essential Primer for Building Trust at Work.

Dennis Reina, PhD is an author and the co-founder of the Reina Trust Building Institute. For 20 years, the Institute has been the pioneering thought leader in measuring, developing and restoring trust

David Gebler is a recognized thought leader in the emerging field of values-based ethics and culture risk management.

Jeffrey Hollender co-founder of Seventh Generation and author of The Responsibility Revolution.

Dr. L. Todd Thomas is a speaker, author, educator and President of IMPACT Development and Consulting.

Nir Kossovsky is the CEO at Steel City Re specializing in reputation and business network resilience solutions, intangible asset financial management best practices and peril forecasting and risk transfer.

Tony Simons is an Associate Professor at Cornell and President of Integrity Dividend LLC. Tony is the president of Integrity Dividend LLC, where he teaches people, groups and companies how to excel through integrity. An in-demand speaker, trainer and coach, he is the author of The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word.

Paul J. Zak is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. His lab discovered in 2004 that oxytocin allows us to determine who to trust. His current research is showing that oxytocin is responsible for virtuous behaviors, working as the brain's "moral molecule." He is the author of Moral Markets, The Critical Role of Values in the Economy.

JUNE 2010

Jacquelyn Ottman is considered to be the nation's foremost expert in green marketing.

Trudy Heller, Ph.D, Founded Executive Education for the Environment in 2001 to prepare businesses to compete in a resource constrained world.

Hank Boerner is Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute, a NY-based global knowledge management and advisory service provider offering sustainability benchmarking for corporations.

Andrew Sobel is the leading authority on client relationships and the skills and strategies required to earn enduring client loyalty.

R. Edward Freeman is the Olsson Professor the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.

Jeffrey L. Seglin writes "The Right Thing," a weekly column on general ethics syndicated by the New York Times Syndicate.

Jonathan Tisch, author of "Citizen You, Doing Your Part to Change the World" is co-chairman of the Board and a member of the office of the President of Loews Corporation.

Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D. is The Ethics Guy® and the Ethics Columnist at Business Week.

Dave Stangis is Vice President of CSR and Sustainability for the Campbell Soup Company.

Jed Emerson is widely known for his work on sustainable finance and impact investing.

MAY 2010

Charles H. Green is a speaker and executive educator on trust-based relationships and Trust-based Selling in complex businesses.

Robert Whipple "The TRUST Ambassador" is a nationally recognized consultant, author and teacher, and an expert at helping organizations build higher levels of TRUST.

Gary Harpst is a successful entrepreneur and founder of three companies (one of which was sold to Microsoft).

Michael Maslansky is the author of The Language of Trust and one of corporate America's leading communications and research strategists.

Anna Bernasek, author of The Economics of Integrity writes about finance and the economy.

Jeff Klein is the author of Working for Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living.

Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross leads Weber Shandwick's global reputation consulting services and proprietary thought leadership development.

Jarvis Cromwell is the managing principal of the Reputation Garage, a consultancy focused on helping organizations and their leadership teams build brand trust and enhance reputational performance.

APRIL 2010

Peter Firestein is the author of Crisis of Character and is President of Global Strategic Communications, Inc.

Paul Klein is an expert in all aspects of corporate social responsibility and community investment.

Christine Arena is an award-winning author, syndicated blogger and corporate strategist.

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