Mojo Mondays Bootcamp

By Laura Schwarz

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 Jul 22, 2020

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Need a reminder of what’s possible? Mojo Mondays Bootcamp will fire you up to rock your week. Host Laura Schwarz, Executive Coach, interviews guests about turning their dreams into reality. They’ll share their secrets of overcoming obstacles and managing life’s curveballs. You’ll hear inspiring stories, discover strategies to tap your inner strength, and build the resilience that will keep you energized, focused, and moving forward. Tune into Mojo Mondays Bootcamp and kick off your week inspired to go after what matters most to you.

Episode Date
Read the Signals: Kate Pomeroy, Head of Innovation at Pernod Ricard North America
20:56

Today I am thrilled to welcome Kate Pomeroy, Head of Innovation for Pernod Ricard North America to the podcast. In our conversation we talk about why radical candor works, how to process feedback and the importance of adapting to the signals around you. This season is about creating your own Mojo Manual - your personalized playbook to find and keep your mojo day in and day out - listen to the episode and then head to i2leadership.com/manual for your free one-pager to get started. For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-5-episode-4/

Oct 03, 2022
Find Your Mojo Move
06:46

This week we are revisiting some of my favorite Mojo Moves from the first four seasons with a mini episode. It was hard to narrow it down to one mojo move from each season, but it was a great chance to revisit all the incredible conversations I’ve had over the past two years. Whether you have been listening since we launched in 2020 or have recently found us, these snippets will serve as inspiration for your own Mojo Manual. Listen to the episode and then head to i2leadership.com/manual to get started on your Mojo Manual! For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-5-episode-3/

Sep 26, 2022
Dream the Big Dream: Soni K. Basi, Ph.D, Global Chief People Officer at Edelman
33:56

Soni K. Basi, Ph.D., the Global Chief People Officer at Edelman is our guest this week. In this episode, Soni explains how her nomadic childhood prepared her for her global roles, how she navigated multiple pivots throughout her career, and how she derisks risk taking. This season is about creating your own Mojo Manual - your personalized playbook to find and keep your mojo day in and day out - listen to the episode and then head to i2leadership.com/manual for your free one-pager to get started. For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-5-episode-2/

Sep 19, 2022
Chart Your Purpose: Lybra S. Clemons, Chief Diversity Officer at Twilio
32:06

To kick off Season Five, we are joined by Lybra S. Clemons, Chief Diversity Officer at Twilio. She shares why she believes her career journey resembles a game of Chutes and Ladders, and how following her purpose and vision boarding put her in a position to interview Michelle Obama. Season Five is all about creating our own Mojo Manuals. To do so, we’re asking our guests to share how they structure their lives to find and keep their mojo day in, day out. For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-5-episode-1/

Sep 12, 2022
Season 5: Introducing the Mojo Manual
01:46

Welcome to Season Five of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp. This season we are adding a new twist to the podcast you know and love - we’re asking our guests to share their personal Mojo Manuals - how they structure their lives to find and keep their mojo day in, day out. I’m so excited for us to learn from them, borrow a few of their Mojo Moves and ultimately create our own Mojo Manuals so we'll have a playbook to activate our mojo whenever we need it. As always, thank you for listening. For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-5-episode-0/

Sep 07, 2022
Recognize your Greatness: Rashida Hodge, VP, Azure Data & AI Customer Success, Microsoft
32:01

For the final episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp Season Four, I am thrilled to welcome Rashida Hodge. Rashida is the Vice President of Worldwide Data and Al Customer Success Unit at Microsoft, and she has an incredible story to tell. From growing up in the Virgin Islands to earning a spot on Fortune's coveted 40 under 40 list, Rashida is a master of career management and owning your story. In this episode, we talk about when to listen to your mentors (or when not to), how to distinguish between incremental and exponential career choices, how to respond when others underestimate you, and the importance of building from your circumstances. For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/rashida-hodge-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-7/

Mar 07, 2022
The Gift of Failure: Christine Maggiore-Escribano, SVP, Head of One Platform Marketing, Advertising & Partnerships, NBCUniversal
37:04

Today I am thrilled to welcome Christine Maggiore-Escribano to Mojo Mondays Bootcamp. Chris is the Senior Vice President and Head of One Platform Marketing, Advertising & Partnerships at NBCUniversal. From college dropout to self proclaimed “polka-dotted unicorn who finally found her tribe”, Chris’ journey is a testament to the power of reinvention. This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. We’re going to provide the inspiration, tools, and structure, to help you craft your 2022 story. Please join us for this inspiring conversation! For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/christine-escribano-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-6/

Feb 28, 2022
Plan to Pivot: Sarah Tabb, CMO, Milk Bar
35:59

Our guest today on Mojo Mondays Bootcamp is Sarah Tabb, Chief Marketing Officer at Milk Bar. In this episode we cover the lessons learned and the wisdom Sarah gained during three career pivots - starting with her front row seat to the implosion of one of the most high profile banking scandals of our time, then working at CocaCola to build her marketing skills, to joining Milk Bar during its growth stage. This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. We’re going to provide the inspiration, tools, and structure, to help you craft your 2022 story. Please join us for this inspiring conversation! For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/sarah-tabb-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-5/

Feb 21, 2022
Timing is Everything: Maria Weaver, President, WMX
30:36

On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Maria Weaver, President of WMX, shares the importance of checking in with our personal barometers before making decisions - whether it’s the big stuff (like our careers) or daily decisions (like when we should speak up in a meeting). We learn how Maria moved from not feeling valued at work to becoming an award winning Executive and advocate for women and diverse leaders. At the end of this episode we share tips to make progress on your 2022 Headlines as we continue our seasonwide exercise to Create Your 2022 Story. For show notes, link to the Create Your 2022 Story Journal, and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/maria-weaver-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-4/

Feb 14, 2022
The Patience Power Play: Linda Lee, CMO, Campbell's
38:18

This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling and today we are joined by a master storyteller, Linda Lee, Chief Marketing Officer at Campbell’s. One of the many pieces of wisdom Linda shares in this episode is the importance of starting with the end in mind so we are crystal clear on what we are trying to accomplish and influence. At the end of this episode we share tips to make progress on your 2022 Headlines as we continue our seasonwide exercise to Create Your 2022 Story. For show notes, link to the Create Your 2022 Story Journal, and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/linda-lee-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-3/

Feb 07, 2022
Strive for Thriving: Penny Pennington, CEO & Managing Partner, Edward Jones
37:48

Welcome back to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! Today we are joined by Penny Pennington, CEO and Managing Partner of Edward Jones. Penny personifies “MOJO” as she shares her journey from a financial planner to managing partner at one of the country's largest investment firms. We also discuss the importance of knowing when to trust your gut and what Penny does to expand her zone of comfort. This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. We’re going to provide the inspiration, tools, and structure, to help you craft your 2022 story. Please join us for this inspiring conversation! For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/penny-pennington-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-2/

Jan 31, 2022
The Power of Passion: Shalini Govil-Pai, VP & GM TV at Google
31:22

Welcome to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. Over the next six episodes, we’re going to provide the inspiration, tools, and structure, to help you craft your 2022 story. Our first guest of the season has quite the story to tell - Shalini Govil-Pai candidly shares the choices and pivots she has made throughout her impressive career that ultimately led her to becoming the VP and GM of TV @ Google. We also talk about how important it is for people to find their voices at work and she shares her experience of how she found hers. For show notes and more information about this episode go to https://www.i2leadership.com/shalini-govil-pai-mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-1/

Jan 24, 2022
Season 4: Create Your 2022 Story
02:41

Welcome to Season Four of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp! This season we are going deep on the transformative power of storytelling. This season’s rockstar guests who work at some of the world’s most recognized companies (Campbells, Google and Microsoft), candidly share their life paths and the wisdom they learned along the way. They will reveal the “headlines” they are working on for 2022 and what they are doing to turn them into reality. As always, thank you for listening! For show notes and more information about this episode, go to https://www.i2leadership.com/mojo-mondays-bootcamp-season-4-episode-0/

Jan 19, 2022
Listen To Your Inner Voice: EY's Kristina Rogers
32:36

Kristina Rogers, EY Senior Partner & Global Executive for Consumer Industries, is responsible for defining and implementing EY’s strategy for consumer products companies and retailers and leads over 30,000 EY professionals worldwide. Today’s episode highlights the third step in the VISION Framework, Step Out of your Comfort Zone. You will learn how Kristina’s willingness to follow her inner voice has served her well while working and living in more than 20 countries as well as the chairwoman of the EY Consumer Industries Global Executive Board, which serves to challenge the way companies think about understanding and serving the ever-evolving consumer. Where some see a fork in the road, Kristina can spot a third hidden trail - this superpower gives her the courage to follow her inner voice, to ignore the sage advice of peers, to wear some typically avoided labels like “dropout”. Give this episode a listen for a dose of inspiration as Kristina hands over her entire playbook. At the end of the episode, we discuss this week’s Mojo Move, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Aug 16, 2021
Climb and Lift: Citizens Bank's Yvette Vargas
34:24

Yvette Vargas is the Executive Vice President, Head of Development at Citizens Bank. This episode focuses on how reflection and being intentional helped Yvette transform from a shy, introverted girl to a mission driven executive and the lessons she learned along the way. As a first generation Cuban American, Yvette has taken to heart her mother’s sage advice to remember to climb and lift others as a champion of DEI initiatives within Citizen as well as in developing and operationalizing Citizens’ work to promote social equity and drive economic advancement in underserved communities. This episode is filled with strategies and tips on writing your own story and taking agency over your life. At the end of the episode, we discuss this week’s Mojo Move, Notice What’s Working. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Aug 09, 2021
No One Is Above the Law: Fieldfisher's Jill Greenfield
25:04

Jill Greenfield, partner at Fieldfisher, is one of the top Injury Claims Lawyers in the UK. Jill is a fierce advocate for women’s rights and is currently leading the UK cases against Harvey Weinstein and is also involved in supporting the victims of Jeffery Epstein. Jill’s chosen career path was influenced by her early experiences with sexual abuse and violence toward women in her community, in this episode we will be discussing these topics openly. This episode is a powerful reminder to take stock of what fuels us so that we can use our voices to call for accountability and change. At the end of the episode, we discuss this week’s Mojo Move, Interrupt your Inner Dialogue. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Aug 02, 2021
Go All In: Workshops for Warriors' Hernán Luis y Prado
29:42

Hernán Luis y Prado retired from the Navy after 15 years of distinguished service including three combat tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today he is the Founder and CEO of Workshops for Warriors -- the only accredited school that supports veterans' transition to civilian life by providing accelerated training certifications that enable them to get well paying manufacturing jobs. This episode is a masterclass on inspired relentlessness and the importance of aggressively ignoring anything that will distract from your mission. Hernán shares how a powerful vision for the future and an all in commitment (he sold everything he had to launch Workshops For Warriors) fueled the creation of this incredible, life changing organization. At the end of the episode, we discuss this week’s Mojo Move, Visualizing your Mojo Motive. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Jul 26, 2021
Own Your Career: Bridgewater Associates' Robyn Shepherd
31:02

Robyn Shepard, Head of Corporate Engagement at Bridgewater Associates, has been recognized as one of the top women in hedge funds and she candidly shares her journey with us. In our conversation we discuss why it is important to create your own opportunities, the benefits of working in a radically transparent culture, and how she springs forward when faced with adversity. This episode provides a playbook on how to activate an executive mindset regardless of your official title - and how to identify the next move in your career. At the end of the episode, we discuss this week’s Mojo Move, Iterate to Innovate. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Jul 19, 2021
Chase Freedom: Havas NY CEO Laura Maness
26:23

Laura Maness is the CEO of Havas New York. Havas, beyond being a creative powerhouse, since Laura took the helm has also been recognized as one of the best places to work by Ad Age. Laura shares how she transformed the agency out of the Mad Man era and into the Wholeheartedness era. This episode is a masterclass on intentionality and balance as Laura reveals her secret weapon to own her day and chase freedom. We talk candidly about what is required to achieve balance in your life and how to define success on your own terms. At the end of the episode, I share this week’s Mojo Move to ensure you own your day. Thanks for listening! For show notes and more information about the podcast go to: www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Jul 12, 2021
Introducing the Mojo VISION Framework
03:56

Learn the six steps needed to activate your mojo. The Mojo VISION Framework condenses Laura’s 12 years of executive coaching expertise and the lessons from the past two seasons of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp.

Jul 05, 2021
Learn Something New: Season 2 Wrap Up
03:31

Laura wraps up the season and shares her final coaching tip of Season 2.

Mar 15, 2021
Reframe Resilience: IDEO's Heather Currier Hunt
35:07

Heather Currier Hunt, IDEO’s Senior Global Director of Learning & Development, spends her time designing experiences to help employees build skills to be successful and manage change. Heather's empathy in helping others navigate transitions derives in great part from her needing to rebuild her life after losing her toddler daughter, Willa, to cancer. As we approach the one-year anniversary of living with COVID and come to terms with its deep toll across our lives, Heather shares how she survived her loss, what resilience truly is, and the power of storytelling. At the end of the interview, Laura shares her MOJO coaching tip of the week: “Mastering Change”.

Mar 08, 2021
Choose the Next Best Step: c-Labs' Brynly Llyr
27:58
Brynly Llyr’s career as a Cryptocurrency Lawyer, has been anything but a straight line. We discuss how after dropping out of Columbia University she found her calling as a General Counsel in Silicon Valley. Brynly shares how focusing on the next best step, versus planning one ideal career path, enabled her to be fearless believing ‘the next best step’ would be there if her current plan did not work out. At the end of the interview, Laura shares her MOJO coaching tip of the week: “How to Turn Around Frustrating Situations”.
Mar 01, 2021
Keep It Simple: Hint's Kara Goldin
33:22

Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint reveals what drove her to launch her company, write the bestseller, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters and the power of asking questions. At the end of the interview, Laura shares her MOJO coaching tip of the week: Getting to Yes.

Feb 22, 2021
Ask For It: Square's Naomi Wheeless
31:51

Naomi Wheeless, Square’s Global Head of Customer Success shares how being the youngest executive, and often only women of color, in the room shaped her leadership. We talk about what it takes to develop new skills, how she keeps organized and remembers what’s impacting her global team and so much more. At the end of the interview, Laura shares her MOJO coaching tip of the week: How to Keep Perspective.

Feb 08, 2021
Start Before You're Ready: Adobe's Rani Mani
25:08

Rani Mani, Adobe’s Head of Employee Advocacy shares how her parents’ philosophy -- “many things are possible just a long as you don’t know they are impossible” -- empowered her to pursue her dreams rather than be held back by being born with Cerebral Palsy. We discuss how her work with Mother Teresa impacted her life, the importance of doing something that makes you gasp each day, and so much more. At the end Laura shares her MOJO coaching tip of the week. To get your 2021 Mojo Planner, go to www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com.

Feb 01, 2021
Face Your Fears: Volkswagen's Scott Keogh
32:21

Scott Keogh is the President and CEO of Volkswagen of America. On this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, we talk about what it was like to be tapped to run the company during the TDI emissions scandal, how it impacted his leadership style and the importance of making the most of second chances. At the end I share my MOJO coaching tip of the week: How to face your fears. To get your 2021 Mojo Planner, go to www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com

Jan 25, 2021
Rewrite Your Story: Microsoft's Miri Rodriguez
29:16

Miri Rodriguez as Global Head of Internships at Microsoft, is a champion and fierce advocate for the company. But her first experience at Microsoft was extremely difficult. She was bullied by her colleagues and felt she was set up to fail. Miri shares her turnaround story and the steps to take when you need to rewrite your own story. At the end Laura introduces a new Season 2 segment – a weekly Mojo tip.

Jan 18, 2021
Trust Your Instincts: Google's Sapna Chadha
32:50

Sapna Chadha, Google’s Senior Country Marketing Director of India and Southeast Asia, shares what called her to become a champion of women’s rights and how a single conversation changed the trajectory of her career. We discuss why the Dali Lama is her Mojo Mentor, the book she keeps nearby for crucial conversations, how she bounces back from challenges, and so much more. At the end Laura introduces a new Season 2 segment – a weekly Mojo tip.

Jan 11, 2021
Set Your 2021 Intentions
06:42

Setting intentions is the ultimate mojo move to start 2021 strong. In this episode our host, Laura Schwarz shares an exercise from her executive coaching practice to help you clarify what matters most to you. Once you choose your 2021 focus, use it to filter and integrate the advice and playbooks from our inspirational Season 2 guests. To get a worksheet for this exercise, go to www.mojomondaysbootcamp.com.

Jan 04, 2021
Introducing Season 2
02:09

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021. Get ready to hear how leaders at Google, Microsoft, Volkswagen and other inspiring people are gearing up for 2021 and how they dealt with the curveballs sent their way.

Dec 23, 2020
Finance Disrupter, BlackRock's Samara Cohen's Mojo Moves
29:53

Samara Cohen faced more than the challenge of finding success in the male-dominated world of finance.  The Co-Head of ETF Markets and Investments at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, overcame a serious health scare in her 20s, successfully navigated the trading floor, and discovered her authentic voice along the way.  In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, she talks about the lessons she learned and the strategies that helped her become a finance disruptor.

Oct 19, 2020
Aditi Gokhale’s Mojo Moves: Finding Confidence & Helping Others Do the Same
24:27

Aditi Javeri Gokhale arrived in the U.S. to start college with a little bit of money and a lot of uncertainty.  She immediately felt overwhelmed by every aspect of life - competitive classmates, teaching styles, weather, food, accents - you name it, it was all new, and it was daunting.  With some advice from back home, she found her way and now paves the way for other women as the Chief Commercial Officer and President of Investment Products and Services at Northwestern Mutual.  In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Aditi shares the strategies and the mindset that helped her along her incredible journey.

Oct 12, 2020
Gum Disruptor Jay Klein’s Mojo Moves
29:49

Learn how the Founder of The PUR Company took on the gum industry and built a global brand.

Oct 05, 2020
Paralympian Josh George's Mojo Moves
34:07

Josh George is a six-time Wheelchair Racing World Champion and has won multiple medals at three Paralympic Games including a gold in Beijing. Josh shares how early success in the sport was a disadvantage versus competitive advantage, the importance of focusing on process versus results, and the next chapter in his life, opening a restaurant during a pandemic.

Sep 28, 2020
Kim Harris Campbell's Mojo Moves: How to Optimize a Career Choice Mistake
28:04
Kim shares how she pivoted her career when she realized being a lawyer was not the right career choice for her, how she overcame Imposter Syndrome and why Michelle Obama is her ideal Mojo Mentor.
Sep 21, 2020
Michael Finkel’s Mojo Moves: Rebound after Public Firing from the New York Times
29:30

At the pinnacle of his career, reporter Michael Finkel wrote an article that cost him his job at the New York Times Magazine.  His firing made headlines and left him ashamed, embarrassed, and shattered. In a twist of fate, as his story was about to go public, another one dropped in his lap.  It started with a phone call about a horrific murder and identity theft and led to a book and a movie with Jonah Hill starring as Finkel. In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Finkel talks about his fireable offense, the Mojo Moves that got his career back on track, and his secret stash of books he keeps on his shelf for the tough times.

Sep 14, 2020
Sheryll Yu's Mojo Moves: Journey from Single Teenage Mom to BlackRock
31:13

Sheryll Yu’s abusive stepfather kicked her out of the house when she was a teenager.  She was on her own from then on, grateful for the support of friends who kept her safe. When she became a single mom at 19, she really found her inspiration that led to a complete personal transformation.  In this episode, she talks about making good choices in the most difficult moments, the lessons of what seemed like a dead-end job, and landing a coveted spot at BlackRock.  When you listen to her story, you’ll hear from someone who started in New York City with $50 and all of her personal belongings in one bag.  She shares each step of her amazing journey, offers guidance for all of us, and explains why her personal billboard needs two sides.

Aug 31, 2020
Doug Glanville’s Mojo Moves: First round MLB draft pick’s journey to the Major Leagues
29:35

Doug Glanville shares his long journey as a first round Major League Baseball draft pick through the arduous minor league system and how he could not let an unsupportive coach block him from reaching his goal of being a Major League player.

Aug 24, 2020
Caroline Tsai’s Mojo Moves: From voted Most Shy in High School to Chief Legal Officer
39:17

High school classmates voted her Most Shy and now Caroline Tsai interacts with world leaders as Chief Legal Officer of Western Union. In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Caroline talks about where she finds her courage and her perspective and she shares the four questions that helped her make a big career decision.

Aug 17, 2020
Randall Lane’s Mojo Moves: From shutting down his media company to running Forbes
28:37

He’s the editor of Forbes magazine now, but Randall Lane has not always stood on such solid ground. In this episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, Randall Lane talks about the lessons he learned when the media company he co-founded fell apart.

Aug 10, 2020
Lexi Reese’s Mojo Moves: From Documentary Filmmaker to Tech Executive
27:55

Lexi Reese is on a lot of lists.  Fortune Women to Watch.  Most Influential Women in the Bay Area.  On the next episode of Mojo Mondays Bootcamp, the Chief Operating Officer at Gusto shares the four steps she takes every day to keep herself motivated and on track. 

Aug 03, 2020
Jeff Henderson’s Mojo Moves: From Drug Dealer serving time to Executive Chef serving culinary masterpieces
30:29

From convicted drug dealer to Executive Chef at one of the most iconic and elite hotels on the Las Vegas strip, Jeff Henderson talks openly and honestly about his journey from the streets to the stove and shares his recipe for success.

Jul 27, 2020
Introducing Mojo Mondays Bootcamp
02:29

Welcome to Mojo Mondays Bootcamp hosted by leadership coach, Laura Schwarz. Start your week with inspiring stories from people who’ve overcome it all and will share their mojo playbooks for us to learn how they turned their dreams into reality.

 
Jul 09, 2020