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Jan. 19, 2023

Episode 44: Courage, Passion, And Persistence to Change the World: Me…

Many people who create something extraordinary are wildly creative, persistent, passionate, and don't take no for an answer. While there may be a million and one reasons to quit, they don't. Andrew Miller is that person. Brilliant by any standard,...

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Jan. 9, 2023

Episode 43: Power of the Underdog: Diane Gomez-Thinnes Shares How She…

Many of us are underdogs. We've been told we can't or won't and use that as fuel for kicking ass. It takes a lot of hard work, falling and getting back up, and sheer determination to achieve and even go …

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Jan. 6, 2023

Episode 42: Career Lessons from a LinkedIn Executive

A number of years ago, Vishu Patel was a summer intern in my organization at J&J. She clearly had the “it factor” way back then, and I have since had the pleasure to watch her grow as a person and …

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Nov. 15, 2022

Episode 41: How to Be Centered and Purpose Driven: A Conversation wit…

Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann is an American icon - a physician-scientist who led the development of the first gene-targeted drug for treating breast cancer, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Chancellor of UCSF, and esteemed board...

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Oct. 11, 2022

Episode 40: Living a Life of Purpose While Achieving Great Career Suc…

Kaye Foster is a wildly successful leader (and an incredible person) whose purpose is to "give voice to the voiceless." She is adviser, philanthropist, and former C-suite senior executive in human capital at several companies including Johnson &...

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Oct. 4, 2022

Episode 39: The Power of Vulnerability

Mark Divine is a master of many things! He is a Navy SEAL Commander, best-selling author, yoga master, and human potential expert. He shares the power of vulnerability and how to balance courage and compassion.

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Sept. 6, 2022

Episode 38: How to Move Forward When the Unthinkable Happens

Paola Prudden married her soulmate. They had the kind of love many people could only hope for in this lifetime. Then the unthinkable happened. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Over the course of a few years, Paola became a …

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Aug. 17, 2022

Episode 37: How to Have a More Satisfying Career by Living Into Your …

Lisa Alvarez-Calderon has worked as a senior executive for some of the top companies around the world. What you may appreciate even more is her ability to make career and life decisions that are in concert with her values. The …

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July 18, 2022

Episode 36: How to Make a Difference in the World by Bringing Your Id…

Do you have an unrealized idea that involves helping others but struggle with making it happen? Then you will love this episode of Flip the Tortilla! Ajit Vakharia, founder and CEO of Flare Education, is passionate about addressing the systemic …

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July 7, 2022

Episode 35: How to get More Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

April Zambelli-Wiener, Ph.D. is a Hopkins-trained epidemiologist and healthcare entrepreneur. She is founder of TTi Health Research & Economics and works to address rare diseases which impact only 1% of the population. As a family member and...

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June 22, 2022

Episode 34: How to Grow Your Impact by Mastering Body Language

Did you know that 7% of meaning is communicated through spoken word, 38% through tone of voice, and 55% through body language? Understanding non-verbal communication and reading body language are advantageous skills for anyone. Join Denice as she...

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June 8, 2022

Episode 33: What You Need to Know About Millennial Working Mothers

"You can have it all, but not at the same time." Working moms know this challenge well.... the delicate balance of personal and professional goals and demands. In this episode, I talk to my good friend, Amy Saltzman, an accomplished …

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May 25, 2022

Episode 32: Lessons from a CEO on the Role of Purpose and Passion

Ever wonder how people become a CEO? In this episode of Flip the Tortilla, you have the opportunity to get the inside scoop from Rob Ross, CEO of Surface Oncology. Rob certainly has extraordinary career experience (oncologist, researcher, industry)...

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May 18, 2022

Episode 31: How to be an Inspirational Leader: Real Lessons from an I…

Some leaders are also really special human beings. Biopharma executive, Dan Lynch, is one of those people. He has achieved "rarefied air" success (executive venture partner at Google Ventures, Board Chair of nearly 15 public companies, former CEO)...

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May 10, 2022

Episode 30: How to Ask for What You Want at Work

Asking for what we want can be hard. Knowing how and when to ask is a bit of an art. And then when we go about asking, how do we balance confidence and humility? Jessica Meng, a biopharma executive with …

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May 6, 2022

Episode 29: How to Tell Your Story to a Recruiter in Five Minutes

"Tell me about yourself." Ever freeze when you get this question? Jean Allen, Partner and Head of Global Communications Practice at Heidrick & Struggles, gives real-world advice on how to tell your story in a way that is interesting and …

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April 26, 2022

Episode 28: Learn to be More Flexible When Shit Happens

The last several years have tested all of us. Cali Williams Yost, Workplace Strategist and Futurist, is an expert in high-performance flexibility. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, NPR and the TODAY Show. Cali shares …

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April 19, 2022

Episode 27: Lessons in Bravery, Self-Reflection, and Humility

Michelle Carnahan is bold and direct. She tells it the way it is while maintaining a sense of humility and empathy. She has run mega-million companies as well as startups. Her fun, approachable style is refreshing. Michelle and Denice have …

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April 12, 2022

Episode 26: Learning from a Lifelong Change Agent

Joyce Cacho is a force of nature. She became one of the first black women to serve on a Fortune 500 Board of Directors. Recently named to Savoy Magazine's list of Most Influence Black Executives, Joyce is an expert on …

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March 28, 2022

Episode 25: How to Wrestle With Being Uncomfortable When Pursuing New…

This episode will provide inspiration and tips for anyone thinking about making a career decision. Denice is joined by Smita Pillai, seasoned executive, and current Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Regeneron. Smita shares how she has...

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Feb. 14, 2022

Episode 24: The Power of Introverts and Lessons on How to Make the Mo…

Introverts can survive in an extrovert world! Denice talks to self-described introvert Andy Yost, Chief Marketing Officer of Kinsa, who shares his actions for not just surviving, but thriving in the C-suite! Andy says that finding ways to adapt, like...

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Feb. 10, 2022

Episode 23: Now is an Even Better Time to Focus on Purpose

On this episode, Denice is joined by Maggie FitzPatrick, the founder of FitzPatrick & Co, and Corporate Director, Vistagen. Maggie was appointed Commissioner on the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities and previously led global corporate...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Episode 22: The Importance of Recruiters in Your Career Strategy

It’s all about making connections. In this episode, Denice is joined by Amy Bottoms, an executive recruiter at Catalyst Partners to talk about why it's never too early in your career to get to know recruiters. Amy talks about the …

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Jan. 3, 2022

Episode 21: Finding Your Light in the Midst of Devastation

Everybody has a story, and Erica Johansen’s is one you have to hear! Flip the Tortilla producer tells her story of facing multiple trials – from losing her hair to alopecia to almost losing her 3-month old child to cancer …

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