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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon


Podcast Blog

034: Ron West—Perpetually Disrupting Yourself

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Ron West teach us how to avoid disruption by mastering digital transformation!

Are you being threatened with disruption by new technology or by start-ups that are beating you at your own game? Want to learn how to a

lso leverage technology so you can dominate your sector instead of being left behind? In this podcast, Ron West and I talk about just these topics. An inspiring and entertaining speaker, Ron specializes in helping business leaders boldly navigate change. Sound like something you could use? Don't miss our discussion about digital transformation and how to take command of your market space.

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033: Ask Andi series—Finding and Keeping Great Employees

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to my podcast about how to adapt to today's changing workforce!

Today, there are 6 million jobs in the U.S. going unfilled, 1 million of then in IT. Demand is high but finding qualified people is a real challenge for employers. Why? And what can businesses do to attract and retain talented workers? Good news! Real solutions are out there, which I discuss in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every month. Listen in!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Corporate Culture, freelancing

032: Linda MacCracken—The New World of Patient Care

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 12, 2017 6:25:00 PM


Listen now to Linda MacCracken tell us what's next in patient care!

If you are in healthcare, or use any part of the healthcare system, you've got to listen to my phenomenal interview with Linda MacCracken. We examine how the entire nature of delivering healthcare is changing. If they haven't already, caregivers must develop a patient focus, which entails really listening to and engaging with patients in order to deliver the right care for each individual. How? By teaching physicians how to be more than just great doctors. And by realizing that the Millennials of tomorrow are going to be very different (and demand very different care) than the seniors we care for today. You've got to hear this!

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Topics: Healthcare, healthcare change

030: Cheryl McMillan—How To Develop Your Emotional Intelligence And Why It Matters

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to Cheryl McMillan talk about developing 
your emotional intelligence!

Do you ever regret how you reacted to a certain situation at work or home? Do you wonder why you responded the way you did? If you knew how to react differently, would you be able to change? Whether you're a business leader, employee, entrepreneur, teacher, parent or private citizen, you'll learn how to be less reactionary to situations that arise in your life and practical ways you can change your behavior for the better. Listen, learn and share! 

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Topics: Andrea Simon, vistage, behavior change, emotional intelligence

029: Ask Andi series—How Do You Change Your Culture?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to learn how to change your culture for fast-changing times!  

How's your company culture...ticking along just fine or in dire need of an overhaul? Does it correctly reflect your brand? How do you change it when your employees are quite comfortable with the old ways of doing things? Do you even know what your culture is? I discuss all this and more in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday. Listen in!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Anthropology, Corporate Culture

031: Debra Zambito—Love Your Career, Never Stop Learning

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to Debra Zambito talk about learning and changing along life's journey! 

In this fascinating podcast, Debra Zambito shares her journey of becoming CEO of Elant, a leading healthcare system in New York State. Initially, Debra helped Elant's five skilled nursing facilities transition to new ownership, then she became CEO of its Clinical Care Retirement Community and the Elant Foundation. What is so interesting is how Debra describes how she has personally changed throughout her exceptional career. On the Brink is all about how to see things with fresh eyes—even ourselves, which is why Debra's revelations are spot-on. Listen in!

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Topics: Healthcare, behavior change

028: Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins—This Anthro Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins talk about This Anthro Life!

What a treat you'll have listening to my conversation with Adam Gamwell and Ryan Collins, two anthropologists who are making anthropology relevant to organizations and business leaders well beyond the academic classroom. Check out their popular podcast, This Anthro Life, for thought-provoking ideas and perspectives. Here, they show you how to make anthropology part of your toolkit to help you and your organization "see, feel and think" in new ways. Take a listen!

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Topics: Corporate Anthropology, anthropology

027: Ask Andi series—Selling Your Story

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now and learn how to be the solution to online searchers' questions!

Do you use Inbound Marketing? Do you understand the critical importance of blogging, keywords and a a content marketing strategy? Do you know how to be the best solution to what people are looking for? I talk about all this and more in today's episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday. To attract customers to your business, don't miss this podcast!

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Topics: Inbound Marketing, content marketing, blogging

026: "Work PAUSE Thrive" with Lisen Stromberg

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Listen now to Lisen Stromberg's podcast about women in the workplace!

This was such a great interview with Lisen Stromberg. Before our conversation, I read her book for a second time“Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing Your Career," and I know why it is turning into such a bestseller. It is great! Her book and our podcast will be a real eye-opener for you. How can you, yes you, work, have a family and return to the workforce without slipping, sliding or skipping a beat? Listen now to find out.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs

025: Ask Andi series—Succession Planning

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM


Ninth episode of Ask Andi

Here is the 9th episode of my Ask Andi series—short 15 minute podcasts every Friday where I take a question and then offer tools, tips and strategies to help you re-think it and tackle it in new ways. In today's episode, I focus on family firms and the vital importance of putting a succession plan in place so that companies can continue to thrive for generations to come.

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Topics: Emerging Trends, Igniting Change, Trends From The Trenches, women entrepreneurs

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