Strata Leadership Show

Strata Leadership

The Strata Leadership Show is a podcast dedicated to helping you gain clarity, lead effectively, and drive results for yourself, your team, and your organization. www. strataleadership.com

Interview with Dr. Angela Passarelli, Organizational Behavior
Interviewing with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. is Dr. Angela Passarelli.Dr. Passarelli is an Associate Professor of Management at the College of Charleston, SC, and Director of Research at the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School. She also serves as a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab and an instructor of executive education at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.Angela has a long-standing interest in how people, especially organizational leaders, transform as individuals and collectives to realize their full potential. This draws her to topics such as leader development, intentional change, experiential learning, emotional intelligence, organizational neuroscience, motivation, self-regulation, wellbeing, and developmental relationships. Her current research focuses on how coaching relationships support learning and behavior change throughout one’s career. In particular, she is engaged in work that examines how coaching outcomes are shaped by characteristics of the individual being coached, the interaction between the coach and coachee, and competencies of the coach. She also studies the efficacy of coaching interventions for special populations, such as women entrepreneurs, new working mothers, and physicians.Her work has been published in both academic and practitioner journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Social Neuroscience, Organizational Research Methods, and the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Angela also serves as a representative-at-large on the board of the Organizational Neuroscience division at the Academy of Management.
Dec 17 2021
31 mins
Interview with Peter Arnstein: Lessons Learned
Speaking with Nathan Mellor on the Strata Leadership Show is Peter Arnstein. Peter brings a wealth of valuable experience in corporate finance and capital markets to executive coaching for individuals, teams, and enterprises. His approach is action and outcome-oriented. Clients embrace practices that unleash their potential to get past obstacles, aim higher and surpass what they once considered not possible. The path includes identifying and clarifying goals, taking action, being accountable, and following through. Peter is known for his focused enthusiasm, insight, results orientation, and sense of humor to connect deeply and productively with clients.Drawing upon over 30 years of investment banking experience, Peter partnered with C-suite leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs to advise on and execute strategic transactions requiring integration of a variety of subject matter and skills in a time-sensitive, high-stakes, and risk-laden environment.Peter cultivated client relationships at Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber (now UBS) in New York, at First Union (now Wells Fargo) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. He was co-head of the mezzanine investment group at GATX Capital.Peter’s executive coaching is fueled by his interest and curiosity in developing and sustaining leadership throughout an organization and beyond. He finds executive coaching to be a tremendously challenging and fulfilling craft to continue to serve clients on a personal level with the mission of creating greater well-being for many.Peter earned a BA in Economics from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton (University of Pennsylvania). He is certified as an Executive Coach from UC Berkeley Executive Education and the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. Peter’s volunteer leadership activities include pro bono coaching for students at the College of Charleston School of Business and The Citadel – the Military College of South Carolina.Peter enjoys outdoor adventures, swimming, and biking to stay in shape, humor and comedy in a variety of forms, and reading history, biography, and fiction. Peter is married, with three grown children: two sons and a daughter.
Dec 3 2021
28 mins
Interview with Steve McConaghie: Heart of ServiceInterview with Erika Lucas: Intentional EffortsInterview with Cinthya Allen: Overcoming
New on the Strata Leadership Show!Speaking with Nathan Mellor, Ed.D. is Cinthya L. Allen, Chief Diversity & Equity Officer.In her role as Chief Diversity & Equity Officer, Cinthy a is member of the leadership cabinet within the City of Norman municipal government system.  She is responsible for initiating a new business segment to include the development of mission and vision principles to support Diversity & Equity through pipelines for employee development, volunteerism, community engagement, and expanding educational opportunities to increase cultural awareness and opportunity access–as well as driving EEO and affirmative action policies.Cinthya’s career has led her to roles of wide-ranging scope.  Her background was formed through a 17-year career at a Fortune 9 Global Company where she led local teams of 25 up to a national organization of 11,000 members.Her leadership extended internationally and grew deep Diversity & Equity roots with national organizations through Employee Resource Group leadership.  Cinthya then pivoted to a career in academia as a director influencing strategic approaches across a multi-campus, Tier 1 University.  She leads with a servant leadership approach, maximizing collaboration, engagement, and effectively influencing outcomes.Cinthya has been recognized by receiving the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility’s Young Hispanic Corporate Achievers™ award (2014) and graduating from the HITEC Emerging Executive Program (2015). She has been recognized as a 50 Making a Difference Honoree by The Journal Record (2016) and is a graduate and Lifetime Member of Leadership Oklahoma Class 31. Most recently, she was awarded the Achievers Under 40 award by The Journal Record. Cinthya extends her leadership by serving on meaningful local boards, including Junior Achievement of OKC, the Latino Community Development Agency, and is a member of Oklahoma City Rotary Club 29.  She is a native of Chihuahua, Mexico, and a proud University of Oklahoma alumna.
Aug 6 2021
26 mins
Interview with Valerie Hope: Develop LeadersInterview with Andrew Robinson: All About the PeopleInterview with Mike Beckham: Growth MindsetInterview with Lee Roland: Maximize GoodInterview with Cassie Niemann: Serve People WellInterview with Angie Christopher: Take RisksInterview with Kevin Claypool: Meaningful RelationshipsInterview with Paul Crawford: Sincere LeadershipInterview with Ryan Brown: New and Better Leaders
Speaking with Dr. Nathan Mellor on the Strata Leadership Show is Ryan Brown, Managing Director for Management at Rice University's Doerr Institute for New Leaders. The Institute is committed to ensuring that the services it provides to students are of the highest quality and achieve the greatest impact on the development of Rice students as leaders, and Ryan oversees all measurement initiatives to this end. He regularly consults with organizations on ways to measure their impact on people, including non-profits, churches, and schools.Prior to coming to the Doerr Institute, Ryan was the L. J. Semrod Presidential Professor of Psychology at The University of Oklahoma, where he taught and conducted research as a social psychologist for over 16 years and helped establish the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing. He has published dozens of empirical studies on human thought and behavior, from the impact of stereotypes on human cognition, to the psychology of forgiveness, to the socio-cultural dynamics of honor. His most recent publication is Honor Bound: How a Cultural Ideal Has Shaped the American Psyche (Oxford University Press, 2016).Ryan graduated cum laude from Rice University (Will Rice College, 1993) with a B.A. in psychology and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He taught briefly at Amherst College before joining the faculty of The University of Oklahoma in 2000. He is married to Catherine Lee Brown (Jones College, 1994) and is a father to two boys, Nathan and Luke.
Mar 25 2021
37 mins
Interview with Libby Gill: Using My VoiceInterview with Summer Wyers: Human Side of HRInterview with Jill Castilla: A Different Way of Thinking
Jill Castilla leads Citizens Bank of Edmond as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Jill joined Citizens Bank of Edmond in 2009, transforming the struggling institution into one of the most innovative community banks in the nation. Under her leadership, Citizens Edmond was one of the first in her state to deploy Interactive Teller Machines, and Citizens Edmond recently applied for a provisional patent for the nation’s first unmanned electronic banking facility. Her entrepreneurial and visionary spirit spills over into her community engagement as the founder of “Heard on Hurd,” a Citizens Edmond-sponsored event that draws upwards of 100,000 people into downtown Edmond for a musical festival, local shopping, and food trucks, delivering a $6.2 million economic impact.On the national stage, Jill serves as an appointed Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Oklahoma and on the board of the American Bankers Association, as well as the content advisory committee for Money 20/20. Jill also serves on numerous local boards to include Allied Arts, Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma, and the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. She recently served on the Governor of Oklahoma’s Transition Team, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation Board of Trustees, the UCO Foundation and Oklahoma Bankers Association Board of Directors. She currently serves as Dean of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University as well as a Presidential Advisor to the University of Central Oklahoma.Jill is a six-time recipient of American Banker’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking – Women to Watch” and her Citizens team is a two-time recipient of the “Top Team in Banking.” She holds other titles such as “Community Banker of the Year" by American Banker, "Most Innovative CEOs in Banking" by Bank Innovation, "Most Admired CEOs in Oklahoma" by Journal Record and "Business Leader of the Year" by Oklahoma Christian University.Prior to her career in community banking, Jill served in management roles at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was an enlisted member of Oklahoma Army National Guard. Jill holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Hawaii Pacific University. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Executive Leadership Program. Jill and her husband have been married for 25 years, and they are the proud parents to three children. She is an Army vet, an Army wife, and an Army mom.
Feb 11 2021
38 mins
Interview with Jennifer Kraszewski: Helping PeopleInterview with Thomas Kolditz: Leadership ReckoningInterview with James Bennett: Always Learning