Great mind series podcast with dr. jerry zandstra


Our co-founder, Dr. Jerry Zandstra, holds two masters degrees, two doctorates and has led two international organizations.

In his travels, Dr. Zandstra has met some fascinating people and heard some really great stories. He has been able to interact with some of the leading thinkers on business, culture and life, and it is our privilege to share their thoughts and stories with you. The idea of the Inno-Versity Great Mind Series podcast is that we get to share these stories with people around the world, and we hope these stories will inspire you to excel in your career and in your life.

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Episode #009

Morris Sims spent over 30 years, leading the training and development efforts at New York Life Insurance Company and now speaks and writes on developing people to their fullest capacity. Listen in as Morris talks about his experience and the importance of training and development in the workplace.

Episode #008

Heiko Fischer is the founder and CEO of Resourceful Humans. Before starting Resourceful Humans, Heiko was the youngest head of HR at Crytek, a European video game company. Though he resides in Berlin, Heiko was able to sit down with Dr. Zandstra and talk about how he works to turn Human Resources on its head.

Episode #007

Alexandre Havard is the author of a number of books, including "Virtuous Leadership", and is the founder of the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute. Alexandre holds a law degree from René Descartes University and travels the world tpromote classical virtues as the basis for effective leadership

Episode #006

Gretchen Stroud has worked all over the world providing training for Hilton Hotels. She’s currently the Vice President of Global Training for Hilton and has been in the training industry for over 15 years. She trains in over 100 countries, in multiple languages, and influences thousands of employees every day.

Episode #005

Yu-kai was one of the very first people to study gamification, back in 2003, and has since written several books and spoken on the topic around the world. In 2015 he was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE and has received the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” two years in a row by the World Gamification Congress.

Episode #004
In 2009, Kristen Hadeed was just another college student who couldn’t afford a pair of jeans. Needing cash, Kristen decided to start her own cleaning business called Student Maid. Eventually, her business grew to employ over 500 students. Today, Kristen spends her time running Student Maid and teaching people how to effectively lead millennials. 
Episode #003
David Marquet is a best selling author, speaker, and former Captain of a nuclear submarine who now spends his time spreading his innovative ideas on leadership. Take a listen as the author of Turn the Ship Around David Marquet spends some time with us describing how he was able to turn the worst performing ship into the best! He also shares some pretty great stories as well. Enjoy!
Episode #002

Raj Sisodia is an author/academic/speaker who came on the Great Mind Series Podcast to talk about his past, his Wall Street Journal bestselling book Conscious Capitalism, and his new book, Everybody Matters. Take a listen to him tell his favorite story as well as explain the impact that Conscious Capitalism has had on our world.

Episode #001
The first episode of the great mind series podcast brings in Bob Chapman, CEO of Barry Wehmiller, a 2 billion dollar privately held company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. He has co-written a book with Raj Sisodia, and it is titled Everybody Matters. We were able to discuss Bob’s lengthy business career and the lessons learned as his time as a leader.
Guest Podcast 
Why invest in learning? Because everybody matters! Inno-Versity Co-Founder Dr. Jerry Zandstra is featured the featured quest in this week’s episode of the #EverybodyMatters podcast from Barry-Wehmiller. 
Listen to why learning in the workplace contributes to a culture where  everybody matters.
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