End of Season 1!

We just want to give a quick thanks to all of our listeners with this send off to Season 1. We will be back in just a few months with Season 2 of Unsung Leaders! Thank you all for your feedback, support, and nominations throughout these last few months. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook @UnsungLeaders, and on Instagram @UnsungLeadersPod for updates on the next season, or if you just want to say hey. Teaming up to make a difference. 

 

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The Importance of Paying Attention with Bill Pugin

It may seem surprising that we’re interviewing an interpreter for the deaf about listening. However, this unexpected conversation takes paying-attention to a whole new level. Bill Pugin and his vast stable of talented interpreters are everywhere: Concerts and theatrical performances. Presidential campaigns. Courtrooms. Corporate Boardrooms. Film and television. Interpreting balances on a fine-tuned ability to pay attention: It’s really an improvisational art, where someone is an assigned conduit, repurposing meaning to create connection and communication among people. This ability to read the room and pick up on the nuances of communication are also vital in the hearing world: Imagine a world where we focused on each other instead of the distractions that keep us apart. Bill Pugin’s long career of listening and connecting make him an Unsung Leader.

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Motivation Through Work/Life Balance with Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey

Television veteran Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey uses instinct, enthusiasm, and humor to break stories and entertain others. Lisa’s behind-the-scenes helming has created a wide range of television content, from local news to shows like Extra and Hard Copy. Along the way, she’s witnessed the creation of the Fox Network and influenced the rising careers of Ryan Seacrest, Katie Couric, and others. Join us as we chat with Lisa about her illustrious career, and the lessons that she's learned along the way. No stranger to both life and work challenge – often on a deadline - Lisa motivates by leaning-in. She follows the motto: “Courage is fear that’s said it’s prayers” and uses her own brand of spiritually-based outlook to inspire teamwork that’s led to a positive legacy. She is also a perfect example of an Unsung Leader.

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Dream, Explore, Discover with Justin Rudd!

Meet Justin Rudd; instantly likeable with boy-next-door looks and charming southern-drawl. But don’t mistake Justin’s polite demeanor for submissiveness: Justin wields a powerful gentility that has him standing with celebrities as one of Southern California’s most influential people. Join us as we get acquainted with the style and grace of a man credited with creating and contributing a wide array of experiences that has helped both individuals and communities prosper: from beach clean-ups to bulldog beauty contests; spelling bees to fitness challenges – and so much more. Justin’s motto of “Dream. Explore. Discover.” embodies everything he works towards, and his overall positivity and outlook makes him an Unsung Leader.

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Leveraging Diversity for Success with Sheraton Kalouria

Sheraton Kalouria, is an expert at monitoring the pulse of public opinion in changing times. As a sought-after Marketing executive, Sheraton effectively bridges the gaps between traditional and digital media landscapes. Join us as we chat with him about how his detail-oriented nature and observational sensitivities have contributed to the effective positioning of companies like Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, NBC, and Sony. Sheraton blends inclusivity with diversity to help create a powerful synergy for inspiring successful products and services, and for that he is an Unsung Leader.

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Changing Culture by Nurturing Others with Ursula Vari

What began as a spiritual retreat became much more when Ursula Vari happened upon a near-death stray animal along the Amazon jungle roadside. Finding a way, beyond all odds, to rescue and rehabilitate “Charlie” led Ursula to devoting her life to elevating consciousness in others through the nurturing of animals. Join us as we chat with Ursula, and learn about her philanthropic work with street dogs and local communities along the Amazon Region of Peru. Ursula has ushered in a cross-species sensitivity that is building loving connections among people and their pets – and each other. Ursula is a motivator of kindness through connection, is a positive impact towards in the world, and is an Unsung Leader.

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Caring Gestures with John Weiser

John Weiser is a content development head at Sony Pictures Television. He is also people person extraordinaire; just ask anyone who's worked with him. Join us as we discuss how John uses his gift of finding talented people to develop ideas in to shows-- Seinfeld, Shark Tank, and Breaking Bad to name a few. John's compassion and genuine interest in others not only helps in his business, but it makes him an Unsung Leader. 

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Unsung Leaders with Bill Benson & Steve Mosko

In our premiere episode, hosts Bill Benson and Steve Mosko reflect on the first episode episode of the podcast they recorded. They talk about their current lives, and how far they have come since first recording in the late summer. We then take a trip back in time to that first episode, and listen to Bill and Steve talk about their individual career paths through the Entertainment Industry, and how they first crossed paths. The two also chat about what it takes to be a good leader, and offer some actionable tips that you can implement in to your own life. Come be an Unsung Leader. Leave a message at (424) 835-2825 and we will feature your Unsung Leader nominations on the show!

Introducing: Unsung Leaders

Join us for a podcast that aims to highlight the Unsung Leaders in our community. In our first season, two longtime friends and veterans of the Entertainment Industry - Psychotherapist Bill Benson and CEO of Village Road Show Steve Mosko host this engaging podcast that uncovers real human stories from people that come from all different backgrounds. Season 1 explores leadership, adversity, and growth through relatable personal stories and perspectives. Together, we can all achieve great things. Coming Jan 8, 2019.