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Podcast: You, Me, & Your Top Three

Episodes

Finding the Fit (wsg Kevin Browett) – EP 126

Finding the Fit | Kevin Browett, CEO of the Michigan Institute for Neurological Disorders, joins host Gregg Garrett to discuss his career journey from being a pharmacist to controlling over an $18 billion business at the largest retailer in the world, to a multi-time entrepreneur and scale-up leader, to CEO. Of course, Kevin speaks about […]

State of Risk and Trust (wsg Steve Fleischmann) – EP 123

State of Risk and Trust | Steve Fleischmann, Preempt Risk, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on managing risk in complex ecosystems in support of profitable growth. Of course, Steve shares his Top Three who include an academic mentor who recruited him to study why civil wars occur, especially in the light of global […]

Finding Your Passion (wsg Dane Mathews) – EP 122

Finding Your Passion | Dane Mathews, Vice President of Precision Marketing at Conagra Brands, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on transforming organizations and brands. Of course, Dane shares his Top Three who include his wife and children who have been core to establishing a professional shift in his approach, a former Amazon executive […]

Genuinely Curious (wsg Tammy Hahn) – EP 119

Genuinely Curious: Tammy Hahn, Chief Product Officer at Groundswell, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on how to approach product management as well as how her new firm is looking to disrupt the non-profit industry. Of course, Tammy shares her Top Three who include her father who shows her how to drive rediscovery, her […]

THE POWER OF THE MESH (A SOLOCAST) – EP 118

Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he discusses the importance of building a mesh network of relationships to help hold up your career, and personal goals. He shares how cross-industry collaboratives may be necessary to build these meshes as the world continues to connect. Gregg also highlights how CGS […]

Becoming the First (wsg Sunayna Tuteja) – EP 117

Becoming the First: Sunayna Tuteja, Chief Innovation Officer for the Federal Reserve System joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the importance of passion when you are making your own journey. Sunayna speaks about coordinating decentralized innovation inside and beyond the Federal Reserve, a 100+ year old entity. And of course, she shares her […]

Keep Looking Forward (wsg Gail Davis) – EP 115

Power of Disruption: Gail Davis, a leader in the international keynote speaker industry, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the changes occurring in her industry as well as how she’s driven her firm to emerge as a stable leader post-COVID. She of course shares her Top Three who include individuals that help her […]

Amplify Progress (wsg Brian Suszek) – EP 113

Leading Leaders: Brian Suszek, CGS Fellow and former President and CEO of Tweddle Group, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on leading the transformation of the private company from a paper publishing corporation to an information juggernaut in the mobility industry. He of course shares his Top Three who include his wife of over […]

Building Digital Opportunities (wsg DeLu Jackson) – EP 111

Looking backward to lead forward: DeLu Jackson, vice president of precision marketing for Conagra Brands, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on precision marketing being the new frontier at Conagra. He of course shares his Top Three who include a childhood role models who gave him his model for mentorship, his wife who reminds […]

From the Ground Up (wsg Anita Klopfenstein) – EP 110

Exploring Frictionless Experiences: Anita Klopfenstein CIO at Little Caesars, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on innovation in the fast-turn restaurant industry and what is on the horizon for the entertainment industry as COVID restrictions are lifted. She of course shares her Top Three ranging from her aunts and uncles who helped her get […]

Leadership Truth (wsg Elise Neel) – EP 109

Realities of Top Leadership: Elise Neel, VP, Verizon New Business Incubation, joined host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the realities of top leadership and how to succeed once you reach that point. Elise also shares her leadership journey and philosophies, and how important it is to create a team of like-minded professionals to lean […]

Mastering Understanding (Gregg Garrett Solocast) – EP 108

To Master Understanding: Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he discusses the skill of mastering understanding of the problem and environment before you jump to solutioning. Gregg addresses the need to empathically understand the problem to build the trust necessary to truly have an effective solution. He also speaks […]

Ambition to Explore (wsg Pratibha Vuppuluri) – EP 107

Are you thinking big enough to find the right solution? Pratibha Vuppuluri, Managing Director, Portfolio Management at Unreasonable, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on how Private Equity may need to shift to support all the firm transformations taking place due to digitalization. Pratibha shares how driving diversity in gender and race will likely […]

Greasing the Skids (wsg Johan DeNysschen) – EP 106

Readying the environment for transformation: Johan de Nysschen, COO of Volkswagen North America, joins host Gregg Garrett for a discussion on the importance of readying the environment for transformation; as well as sharing his observations of the automotive industry and the lessons he’s learned through decades of executive leadership. Johan of course shares his Top […]

Blurring Diverse Industries (wsg Nils Wollny) – EP 105

Information is the Great Blurring Agent: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Nils Wollny, co-founder and CEO of Holoride, for a discussion on how his firm is bringing together diverse industries to create new experiences. Nils of course shares his Top Three ranging from a dynamic duo of creative explorers to a career long friendship […]

Leading Through 11 C’S (wsg Cheri Alexander) – EP 104

A machine on your advisory board? Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Cheri Alexander, a professor at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, for a discussion on machines joining virtual boards, lessons learned through Cheri’s 30+ years as a leader of a Fortune 50 company as well as over a decade of educating […]

Audition Everyday (wsg Paul Glantz) – EP 103

Giving passionate side hustles the main stage: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Paul A. Glantz, Co-Founder and Chairman of Emagine Entertainment, for a discussion on turning his side hustle into a full-time chairman role; as well as the shifting entertainment industry, lessons learned from previous disruptions and of course, his Top Three. And you […]

The Importance of Trust (wsg Vijay Sankaran) – EP 102

The Importance of Trust in Leadership: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Vijay Sankaran, technology executive who was most recently CIO at TD Ameritrade, who discusses the importance of trust in leadership and the role it played in shaping his career. Vijay shares his Top Three who range from a colleague who used trust to […]

Success is not an Accident (Solocast) – EP 101

Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he celebrates the 101st episode of You, Me, and Your Top Three! Gregg discusses the six different types of advisory board members you can have, the four typical styles of mentoring they may bring, and provides tips on how you can start building […]

Move From Groups to Tribes (wsg Leah J M Dean) – EP 99

Create an Environment to Encourage Innovation: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Leah JM Dean, author and Founder and CEO of Conduit International Ltd., who discusses how to assemble the tribe. Leah’s Top Three include a former early career boss, a colleague, and a leader who helped her recognize imperfect perfection may be the key. […]

Innovating on the Fringe (Gregg Garrett) – EP 98

Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he explores innovating on the fringe of your organization and industry. Gregg also discusses a third dimension of innovation, sensing beyond the edges of your organization to be effective in setting your strategy. About Gregg Garrett Gregg R. Garrett is the CEO and […]

Constant Transformation (wsg McKeel Hagerty) – EP96

The Impact of Constant Transformation: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by McKeel Hagerty, CEO Hagerty Group and former Chairman Young Presidents Organization (YPO), who shares his incredible, ongoing journey. McKeel’s Top Three include his spouse, a former professor turned mentor, and his YPO tribe. And you have to hear his spin on the concept of […]

Standing Out to Fit In (wsg Dwayne Hicks) – EP 95

Getting uncomfortable can lead to breakthrough growth: Host Gregg Garrett is joined by Dwayne Hicks, NCAA division one coach who shares his non-traditional coaching journey and tackles one of today’s most relevant leadership topics: race. His Top Three include his spouse, an Air Force Colonel, and a handful of coaches who share his passion on […]

Magic Kingdom Leadership Lessons (wsg Lee Cockerell) – EP 93

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, discusses the magic of customer-centricity. Gregg speaks with Lee Cockerell who threaded magic in all customer experiences in the Magic Kingdom, Disney, and who managed some of Disney’s largest resorts and is a student of hospitality. Of course, Lee speaks about his top […]

Empathy Builds Empires (wsg Daniel Epstein) – EP 92

In this episode, Gregg speaks with Daniel Epstein, CEO of the Unreasonable Group. Daniel discusses his Top 3 with Gregg, which range from his Grandpa, to a college advisor Paul Jerdy, to George Campbell, to his fiancé. And you have to hear what Daniel has to say about stepping back and taking a deep breath. […]

Finding Independence (wsg Wendy Lea) – EP 91

In this episode, Gregg Garrett speaks with, Wendy Lea, CEO of Energize Colorado. Wendy discusses her work building out entrepreneurial communities across the Midwest and Colorado. Additionally, she shares her Top 3, which includes a former boss, a mentor, and the former CEO of P&G. Finally, Wendy shares her secret to approaching each new challenge […]

Reflection (A solocast with Gregg Garrett) – EP 90

During this solocast, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, explores the difference between bravery and leadership and how they tie together. Gregg then reflects on 2020 and the importance of continuing to look forward and identifying what fears you will conquer next as a leader. Finally, Gregg shares […]

Scaling Passion (wsg Jason Bressler) – EP 89

In this episode, Gregg speaks about passion, and then welcomes a guest who is filled with plenty of it. Jason Bressler is the CTO of United Wholesale Mortgage where he has scaled a team of passionate technology professionals that has raised his firm to the #1 position in its segment. Jason speaks about the current […]

Taking Blame (wsg Paul Tedesco) – EP 88

In this episode, Gregg speaks with Paul Tedesco, Managing Director CRM & Digital at TrackDDB, a digital marketing agency in Canada. Paul discusses how he got to where he is in the industry and his predictions of where marketing will go over the next 5 years. Of course, Paul shares his Top 3 which includes […]

Work Hard and Be Kind (wsg Jerry Cox) – EP 85

In this episode, Gregg speaks with Jerry Cox, a 95-year-old entrepreneur who has lived at least three careers over his lifetime. From serving in world war II, to attending MIT, and then moving into the medical device industry, the digital networking industry, and now the cybersecurity industry, Jerry has taken the world by storm. Of […]

Creating a Collaborative Table (wsg Pam Lewis) – EP 84

In this week’s episode, Gregg speaks about the power of building a diverse table in order to have new conversations and drive a vision forward. He then speaks to Pam Lewis, the director of the New Economy Initiative in Detroit, Michigan. She speaks about her process and how her team brings diverse groups together to […]

Indexing on Action (wsg Tom Chi) – EP 83

In this episode, host Gregg Garrett discusses thinking big and how this skill enables leaders to compete in this ever-changing environment. He then speaks to Tom Chi, at One Ventures. Tom is the former head of experience at Google X where he was responsible for creating the first Google car and Google glass. Tom speaks […]

Being the Beacon (wsg Richard Hicks) – EP 82

In this episode, host Gregg Garrett discusses how digitalization is both the greatest equalizer and creator of incredible divide. He then speaks with Richard Hicks who leads a not-for-profit that looks to close the digital divide by bringing together senior IT leaders, investors, and the community. Of course Richard speaks about his top three – […]

Why Leaders Do What They Do (wsg Jeb Hurley) – EP 80

In this episode, Gregg speaks with Jeb Hurley, Co-Founder & CEO, Xmetryx. They discuss the importance of attempting to live life with no regrets and about the importance of teams in making transformations a reality. And of course he speaks about his top three from his spouse and cofounder to two of his favorite mentors. […]

Building Deep Alliances (wsg Sangy Vatsa) – EP 79

In this episode, Gregg speaks with Sangy Vatsa, a highly regarded transformation leader with significant experience in being a chief technology officer and chief information officer for fortune-level companies. Sangy, the EVP, Chief Technology & Digital Officer at FIS, discusses how he establishes a pattern of rapidly learning the specifics of business models and the […]

Significant vs Successful (wsg Fred Soller) – EP 78

Gregg Garrett, explores the power of borrowing startup concepts and applying them to established enterprise innovation programs. He then speaks with Fred Soller, a leader who crossed over from a successful enterprise executive to scaling a startup, Data Oceans, through leadership. Fred shares how this switch has allowed him to make a more significant impact […]

Finding Your Launching Point (wsg Sean Kramer) – EP 75

During this episode, You, Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Sean Kramer, CIO at SiteOne Landscape Supply about recognizing opportunity while it is still happening. He discusses his career journey that has taken him from a mid-level IT leader to CIO through 25+ acquisitions and a move from private company to […]

That Sounds Easy (wsg Paul Chambers) – EP 73

During this episode, You, Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Paul Chambers, a multi-time founder who has launched the Subscription Trade Association, about the rising growth in the subscription economy and accompanying business models. He discusses how the Subscription Trade Association has brought together subscription based business leaders from across many […]

Hand and Hand (wsg Chanel Hampton) – EP 72

During this episode, You, Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks first about the unique nature of building connections during the COVID-19 quarantine. He then interviews middle-school teacher turned CEO Chanel Hampton, founder and president of Strategic Community Partners, who has a fantastic message about following your passion. She shares her Top Three […]

Learning Resiliency (wsg Samantha Snabes) – EP 70

During this episode, You, Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Samantha Snabes, co-founder and catalyst at re:3D about resiliency through disruption. She shares firsthand experience of driving resiliency through major disruptions like COVID-19 as well as several natural disasters. She also discusses how she motivates her team to shape the future […]

Just Open Your Mouth (wsg Kevin Withane) – EP 69

During this episode, You, Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Kevin Withane, senior legal and ethics director at TI Fluid Systems. As a global citizen, he discusses some of the difficult realities of ethics, diversity, and the current social unrest tied to race. Kevin also shares his Top Three that includes […]

Telling the Right Story (wsg Jennifer Charters) – EP 68

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Jennifer Charters, executive vice president and CIO at Flagstar Bank. She discusses how leaders can use the power of storytelling to drive clarity of purpose and consistency of transformation. Jennifer also shares how she has honed this superpower as a chief-of-staff […]

Being the Stage Manager (wsg Roy Sexton) – EP 67

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Roy Sexton, director of marketing at Clark Hill. He discusses the changing landscape of the legal industry and provides hints on how to deploy effective digital marketing efforts as well as how to breakdown barriers through social media. Additionally, he shares […]

Push and Pull Up (wsg Andre Arbelaez) – EP 66

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Andre Arbelaez about the connective power of race and ethnicity. We learn how some ethnic groups support one another with lessons that will help any group of people perform better. Andre is the founder of HITEC and HC3 – a Hispanic, […]

Uncomfortably Fun (wsg David Behen) – EP 65

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with David Behen, CIO of the iconic brand, La-Z-Boy. He discusses the power of being brave enough to ask and how being brave can make all the difference in a mentorship relationship. Behen highlights his closest virtual advisors from his life partner […]

Creating Lasting Bonds (wsg Raman Sehgal) – EP 63

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks about how a company’s culture, combined with where you work early in your career, can have a huge impact on the trajectory of your career. Gregg then speaks with Raman Sehgal, the founder of 20 Nickels, a serial […]

Leading in Sudden Disruption 9 (wsg Deborah Parizek) – EP 62

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Deborah Parizek, Executive Director of the Henry Ford Learning Institute, regarding the future of education. She addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic has shortened the cycle for change in new education models as well as for disruptive […]

Leading in Times of Sudden Disruption 8 (wsg Ethan Becker) – EP 61

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Dr. Ethan Becker, president of Boston-based communications firm The Speech Improvement Company. He speaks about communication in times of crisis and disruption; specifically, the long-term effects of this pandemic on general communication and best practices for […]

Leading in Sudden Disruption 6 (Solocast) – EP 58

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, provides a quick overview of the CGS report ‘Recognizing the Patterns in the Pandemic-Driven Crisis’. He touches on the broad market effect, the basic stages of response, the human and emotional responses from leaders, and the silver lining […]

Leading in Sudden Disruption 5 (wsg Tim McCabe) – EP 56

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with CGS Fellow, Tim McCabe.  Tim has led through several major market disruptions and helped to manage the largest industrial bankruptcy on the planet. He speaks about lessons he learned from that crisis, discusses the impacts of […]

Leading in Sudden Disruption 4 (wsg Lesley Ma) – EP54

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Lesley Ma, CIO and Continuous Improvement Officer of NSF, who is actively leading during this time of disruption at a global, public health and safety organization. She speaks about the role of the CIO during these […]

Leading in Sudden Disruption 3 (wsg Ben Bratt) – EP 52

During this mini episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Ben Bratt, a global expert in developing organizations and teams. He speaks about how Maslow’s Hierarchy may be updated during this pandemic. He also speaks about how we may need to consider the waves of this […]

Finding Your Catalyst (wsg Randy Urban) – EP 47

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Randy Urban, Global CIO at Martin Brower. Randy is responsible for keeping quick service restaurants stocked and operating during this time of disruption. He speaks about trends in the global QSR industry and transformations that are taking […]

Finding the Value (wsg Angie Tuglus) – EP 46

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with CGS Fellow and Former COO of Ally Financial, Angie Tuglus. Gregg begins the episode by speaking about the realities of dealing with the global health pandemic and financial meltdown that is disrupting our world. He then turns […]

Path Nudging (wsg Kripa Krishnan) – EP 44

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Kripa Krishnan, Director, Cloud Product Operations at Google, Inc. Kripa speaks about her journey that took her from India and the Middle East to Silicon Valley. She reflects on her unique career that spans art, music, medicine, […]

Leaning Into Relationships (wsg Brandon Curry) – EP42

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Brandon Curry, Vice President of Human Resources for DRiV Incorporated. Brandon and Gregg talk about transformation techniques and discuss the major disruptions taking over the HR and mobility industries. Brandon’s ‘Top Three’ gives us a glimpse into […]

Becoming a Multiplier (wsg Chris Uhl) – EP41

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Chris Uhl, Executive Director of the Eastern Region at IFF – a nonprofit mission driven lender, real estate consultant, and developer that helps communities thrive. Chris and Gregg spend time discussing the importance of becoming a multiplier […]

Maximizing the Overlap (wsg Seun Phillips) – EP 40

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Seun Phillips former Managing Director of PlanetM & Founder of STEMNETICS. Seun and Gregg talk about mobility and how the roles of safety, accessibility, and electric and autonomous vehicles are playing a major role within the automotive […]

Globalizing Mobility (EP 37)

During this episode, You, Me, and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Marcus Heitmann, General Manager and Vice President Digitalization & Connected Car, SAIC Volkswagen. Marcus is a global expert in connected automotive and mobility and is one of the few people who have spent time on both the […]

Reaching the Tipping Point (EP 36)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host and CGS Advisors CEO, Gregg Garrett, takes a short pause from interviewing guests to reflect on 2019 and the evolution of IoT. Gregg speaks about three main topics: 1) observations from working in IoT and the ever-connecting world, 2) how this year has been a […]

The Road Less Traveled (EP 35)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host and CEO, CGS Advisors, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Jane Sydlowski, President and CEO AMI Strategies. Jane, a self-made entrepreneur, discusses the process of leaving the stable situation of working for an established company and entering the unknown of her own venture. She speaks about the […]

Becoming an Entrepreneur (EP34)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host and CEO, CGS Advisors, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Shiva Bhardwaj, CEO Pitstop – a cloud-based Prognostic Maintenance Platform that enables enterprises to leverage the wealth of information available from their vehicle fleets. Shiva hails from Toronto and is making a name for himself in the […]

Start by Asking for Help (EP 33)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Larry Freed, CEO Give and Take, Inc.. Larry is a multi-time CEO who utilizes the concepts from Adam Grant’s best-selling book Give and Take to scale businesses. He speaks about SaaS businesses and partnering with academic institutions and their PhDs to […]

Orchestrating Trust (EP 32)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Michael Farber, Managing Partner of Ratio Companies and former EVP, Booz Allen Hamilton. Michael speaks to his 30+ year career in driving large transformation in both federal government agencies as well as market-leading companies and shares how innovators need to not […]

Mobility as a Disruptor, to Retail and More (EP 31)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Jeff Cripe, Founder and CEO of Cargo – a fast moving company on a rocketship-style path to success. Jeff is a 30 under 30 award recipient from Forbes and, in just a few years’ time, he has founded a company, created […]

When Bravery Pays Off (EP 30)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Steve Tack, SVP, Product Management at Dynatrace – a technology giant that is part of the backbone of many of the most well-known brands in this digital world. Steve shares the journey that took the company from a small division of […]

Franchising a Lifestyle (EP 28)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Andrew McCuiston, President of Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC – one of the country’s fastest growing franchise brands. Andrew discusses how franchising allows brands to scale through partnerships with like-minded business owners and shares why he and his business partners believe […]

Preparing to Jump Without a Parachute (EP 27)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Ryan Sullivan, CEO of Xenith – an athlete-centric lifestyle brand that is an emerging challenger in the very competitive football market. Ryan speaks about how it is no longer good enough for CEOs to be incredible operators, but how they must […]

Intentionally Becoming a Champion (EP 26)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage and United Shore – industry leading mortgage companies. Mat talks about growing the firm from a mere twelve people to north of 4,400 employees and shares the lessons that he learned along the way. […]

Don’t Accept the Status Quo (EP25)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Tracy-Ann Palmer, Vice President Global GTM, Strategy and Transformation at Rackspace and global technology executive who hails from South Africa. Tracy-Ann has worked with iconic tech brands that are known around the world. She is a humble leader who appreciates being […]

Sustaining Business and the Environment (EP 24)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Jordan Darragh, an expert in sustainability who is the founder and CEO of PrintReleaf, Inc.  Jordan discusses his deep understanding of the print services industry’s effect on the environment and how he used it to find his passion in founding a […]

Never Be Afraid to Win (EP 23)

You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Amos Schwartzfarb an expert in scaling sales who is a six-time entrepreneur, is currently the Managing Director of Techstars Austin and is a very recent author of Sell More Faster: Ultimate sales playbook for startups. As an avid climber and biker who truly lives […]

Filling the Advisory Whitespace (Ep 22)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, speaks with Roy Verstraete, a founding member of the Private Directors Association; a group helping to build advisory boards for private companies and owners.  Roy discusses the importance of an independent advisory network and the critical role of mentors and advisors in today’s […]

A Diamond in the Rough (EP 21)

Jacques Panis, the accomplished global brand builder, joins Gregg Garrett in this week’s episode of You, Me, and Your Top Three. Jacques transformed the Shinola brand from a defunct shoe polish brand brand into a globally recognized leader in the fashion and accessories industry. Jacques talks about the ups and downs of becoming an overnight […]

Discovering Your Type of Mentor (EP 20)

During this episode, You Me and Your Top Three host, Gregg Garrett, takes a short pause from interviewing guests to reflect on what we’ve heard over the first twenty weeks of the podcast. He breaks down the growth of the podcast in over 30 countries, discusses the patterns that have been observed around six types […]

Be Fabulous – Influencing the Future (EP 19)

During this episode, we speak with Ryan Schram, a leader in digital and influencer marketing and the Chief Operating Officer at IZEA Worldwide. Ryan speaks about the unique journey he and his colleagues took to disrupt an industry, form a new category and rise to the top. We discuss the celebrity influencers of today, the […]

Making Transformation the Day Job (EP 18)

During this episode, we speak with Ed Rybicki, Chief Information Officer at Vyaire Medical. Throughout the discussion, Ed highlights how throughout his journey to his global CIO role he never forgot to keep people at the center of pretty much everything he does – something he learned from his background in organizational behavior. Ed elaborated […]

THINKING LIKE AMAZON (EP17)

During this episode, we speak with John Rossman, a former executive at Amazon, who was responsible for building one of its largest and most successful business units – Amazon Marketplace. John discusses the mindset that leaders at Amazon have that allows them to constantly innovate and transform as they disrupt markets. He gives specific hints […]

Transforming a Giant (EP 16)

During this episode, we speak with a digital transformation expert who operates on a global stage. Falk Bothe carries responsibility for driving transformations and developing the top forty leaders for the Volkswagen Group – one of the largest companies in the world. In his role, Falk helps top executives cut through the inertia of a […]

Readying The Workforce For Industry 4.0 (EP 15)

During this episode, we discuss how data stemming from products is at the heart of industry disruption. Our special guest, Chris Pesola, is a Chief Information Officer for a cloud-based software company that is helping transform the manufacturing industry. In his role, Chris is enabling manufacturing companies to compete in the next industrial revolution which […]

Transforming the Game – Leading Strong Women (EP 14)

During this episode, we welcome a specialist in leading high-performance women to the top of their game. John Sung, Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach at Virginia Tech, is a minority in both ethnicity and gender for his industry and is considered one of the top 25 collegiate lacrosse coaches in the world. John shares with our […]

Fighting Fatherlessness (EP13)

During this episode, we discuss one of the most important and impactful leadership roles that exists – the father/child relationship. This week’s guest, Justin Batt, is an expert in the father/child relationship and has spent more than 13,000 hours researching and living the role. He is the author of the bestselling book Daddy Saturday and […]

Joyfully Running with the Bulls (EP 12)

During this episode, we dive deep inside the business of sports and discuss innovative approaches to leadership through the lens of a top-tier professional sports coach. John Paul (JP), coach of the Atlas Lacrosse Club of the PLL and one of the top coaches in the game, is a transformation and startup specialist who shares […]

The Power of Bravery (EP 11)

Four year entrepreneur and global coffee trend expert, Max Feber, joins Gregg Garrett to discuss his company, BRUW, and his experience with creating a product, launching a company, pitching on Shark Tank, and receiving investment and advice from experienced leaders like Mark Cuban. Max discusses how surrounding himself with people who give him pointed feedback […]

DISRUPTING TECHNOLOGY: SPEED OVER SCALE (EP 10)

About this Episode As the original chief architect of the lifesaving and the most widely used telematics platform in the world (OnStar), and the CTO for several of the most widely used navigation (and marketing insight) platforms that likely guided you on your most recent appointment, Ty Beltramo understands technological driven disruption. He walks us […]

The Top Five Percent (EP9)

About this Episode Dr. Graeme Harper reflects on how he transformed from surf bum to globally known PhD.  As the dean of one of the world’s fastest growing honors colleges, he is an expert in developing leaders.  He speaks about how to market, manage, and motivate the world’s top talent. From ed-tech to student debt […]

Flying Above it All (EP8)

About this Episode Jon Rimanelli discusses how he and his firm, ASX,  addresses urban congestion to help fulfill the promise of mobility services as a time saver.  Jon gives incredible detail to the approach he’s taking by applying mass market supply chain methods from the automotive industry and applying them to the short-range aerospace industry. […]

FROM DISABILITY TO DISRUPTOR (EP7)

About this Episode George Baker gives us an in-depth walkthrough of his journey from his early beginnings as employee of his family business to entrepreneur, to making incredible strides in the parking tech industry. George presents key details surrounding his parking operation, technology company, ParkHub and the evolution of shifting from consumer business model to […]

BUILDING THE ONION FROM THE INSIDE OUT (EP6)

About this Episode Stephan Tarnutzer gives in-depth insights into the mobility industry and the disruption that he is living daily.  Stephan is feeling the effects of technological innovation emerging in connected and autonomous vehicles, and how formally disparate industries are merging and driving a metamorphosis from automotive to mobility.   He speaks as a transformational corporate […]

SHAPE YOUR STRUCTURE, BEFORE IT SHAPES YOU (EP 5)

About this Episode Elie Finegold shines a light on major disruption, currently taking place in the global real estate industry. An industry luminary, he ignites a passionate conversation centered on how mobility and connected technologies are a major driver of this industry disruption. After the exploration of large industry trends and Elie’s experience as head […]

Pet Tech Meets Its Match (EP4)

About this Episode Leigh Isaacson, provides a front row account of the Pet Tech and Dating industries.  Her firm Dig, the dating app for dog lovers, competes at the intersection of these two ultra-hot markets. Leigh’s diverse career background and personal journey provide an interesting backdrop for the discussion of how diverse capabilities can stack […]

Opportunity in Unlikely Places (EP 3)

About this Episode In this episode, listeners are presented with perspectives related to the ever-shifting mobility industry and specifically learn about the disruption being caused by new power train technology like battery electric.  Robi Mitra discusses how Bollinger Motors, the start-up making off-road electric trucks, continues to transform and gain access to critical capabilities to […]

Learn from the Best & Disrupt Death (EP2)

About this Episode During this episode, listeners will hear about the importance of building a virtual advisory board that can support individuals as they shape and grow their careers. Partnering in conversation with Gregg Garrett, host of You, Me, and Your Top Three, Patrick Falle shares details on his background, the importance of those on […]

Leaning In to Survive Industry Disruption (EP1)

About this Episode From a geography degree to the head of corporate strategy, Dr. Warren Ritchie gives audiences a glimpse into his humble beginnings and vast array of experiences that led him on a storied career. Mentor and friend to show host, Gregg Garrett, for close to 20 years and co-author of Competing in the […]

You’re Known By the Company You Keep (EP0)

About this Episode Welcome to the first episode of You, Me, and Your Top Three with your host, Gregg Garrett.  During this episode, you will hear about the overall vision of the podcast, what you can expect to learn from tuning in, Gregg’s background and what motivated him to want to enter the podcasting world. […]

Overview

You, Me, and Your Top Three  is a podcast focused on exploring leadership in the connecting world.  Specifically, the podcast invites leaders to tell stories, reflect, and discuss their views on:
  • disruptions in industry and society;
  • how they are leading transformations considering these disruptions; and
  • brave leadership to drive transformation.

It is this last point where we focus most of the discussion, asking our guests to share their insights into the relationships they have with their “Top 3” closest advisors.  It is our observation and experience that as the world connects, the importance of a diverse set of counselors is increasing in value.  For some this may be a formal advisor who has been contracted on behalf of the company.  For most this will be deep relationships in which they have been invested and nurtured.

Through stories and discussion, we strive to celebrate the art of giving and receiving advice.  The stories that are told are heartfelt and real.  At the root we are exploring the process of knowledge building, relationship building, and perhaps most importantly, confidence building.  After all, it takes a brave leader to battle the inertia that exists in industries, our organizations, and in ourselves.

It is our hope that as successful leaders open up about the way in which they interact with their closest confidants around these topics, that our listeners will, in turn, reflect on their own “virtual board of advisors.” Over time they will then surround themselves with those who help them stretch toward greatness and lead bravely in the connecting world.