From Embers To Excellence™

David R. Hollenbach, III

The goal of any leader is to ensure the success of their people. It is who we believe ourselves to be, who we are at our core that we must strengthen in order to take on life’s obstacles. It is what fills our innermost sphere. It is what allows us to expand or dictates the contraction of our sphere of influence. It is what gives us strength when we fail and when we encounter the inevitable hardships of life. Your personal philosophy on life, your beliefs, are what shapes how you view yourself. Remember the Oracle at Delphi’s maxim, “Know Thyself.” Who are you and what do you stand for? What gives your life meaning? Every episode a proven leader is interviewed to uncover their personal experiences in leadership development, lessons learned, and failures that led to important growth. read less

From Embers to Excellence Podcast: Special Guest Bryan Gillette on Leadership and Organizational Development
Jan 20 2023
From Embers to Excellence Podcast: Special Guest Bryan Gillette on Leadership and Organizational Development
Welcome to the 'From Embers to Excellence' podcast, hosted by Dave Hollenbach. In this episode, we have a special guest, Bryan Gillette, who has over 25 years of experience in Leadership and Organizational Development. With executive and senior-level responsibilities in small and large companies, Bryan has a wealth of knowledge to share. He was a Vice President of Human Resources for a mid-size, global-technology company and has extensive experience in Leadership Development, Organizational Design, Communications, and Mergers & Acquisitions.Bryan's approach is pragmatic and he brings firsthand experience having managed teams of 2 to 270 people and multi-million-dollar projects. He's not afraid to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Bryan is also a dedicated endurance athlete, having completed many long-distance cycling or running events including cycling across the United States, cycling 300 miles in 24 hours, and running 200 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours.In this episode, Bryan will share his leadership excellence examples and insights on how to reach your peak performance, drawing from his own experiences and those of over 100 CEOs, CxOs, founders, and endurance athletes. He will also discuss his upcoming book, 'EPIC Performance: Lessons from 100 Executives and Endurance Athletes on Reaching Your Peak', which will be published Summer 2022. Tune in to hear Bryan's valuable insights and tips on how to take your leadership skills to the next level.