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Kim Adams photo-croppedGUEST: Kim Adams

Kim is the founding partner of Triskele Collaborative, a collaborative health partnership. She is the originator of the systems approach to health that is Triskele’s hallmark.

Kim is a registered nurse with 10 years of experience in front line nursing. She has pursued post-graduate study in information technology (computer programming, information system analysis and design) and in human system analysis and design with a specific focus on generating transformative change in human systems.

For the past 10 years, Kim has been working as a systems analyst with organizations of many kinds, including small businesses, large corporations, schools and public entities.


12/9/14  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Putting ethics Above profits

Dan Price photoGUEST: Dan price

Four years ago at the ripe old age of 26, Dan Price was recognized by President Barack Obama as National Young Entrepreneur of the Year. That’s just one of the numerous awards he’s won in his young and illustrious career.  Dan has been featured in magazines including Forbes, Business Week, and Entrepreneur.

His credit-card processing company Gravity Payments, which Dan started at age 19 in his dorm room, is focused on ethics and social consciousness in all aspects of its business.  This values-based approach to business has led Dan to employ some highly controversial business practices, including offering unlimited paid vacation time to his employees.



TeriCitterman photo-croppedGUEST: Teri Citterman

Teri Citterman, executive coach, is the author of the recently-released From the CEO’s Perspective: Leadership In Their Own Words.   With 20 years’ experience in corporate communications working with CEOs in a variety of industries, Teri writes and speaks on issues related to communication and leadership.

Teri has worked with CEOs and senior executives who lead companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500s in a variety of industries. A journalism graduate of University of Oregon, she received her executive coaching certification through the Center for Executive Coaching.

Teri is an aerial trapeze artist and former wine writer — who still loves a sip of a dark and lusty Northwest Cabernet.



7/23/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  The Evil HR Lady Speaks

Suzanne LucasGUEST: Suzanne Lucas

Suzanne Lucas, the “Evil HR Lady,” spent 10 years in corporate human resources, where she hired, fired, managed the numbers, and double-checked with the lawyers.  She founded the Carnival of HR, a bi-weekly gathering of Human Resources blogs, and her writings have been used in HR certification and management training courses across the country. The “Evil HR Lady” is a regular blog contributor to and to’s MoneyWatch.


10/30/13  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Overworked, overwhelmed?

5/30/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  We Plead: If You Lead, Read

1/16/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  What Your Boss Doesn’t Tell You

GUEST: Jeff Haden

Jeff Haden learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry from forklift driver to manager of a 250-employee book plant.

Everything else he picks up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest innovators and leaders he knows in business. He has written more than 30 non-fiction books, including four Business and Investing titles that reached #1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. He’d tell you which ones, but then he’d have to kill you.




Sheila Heen photoGUEST: SHEILA HEEN

Sheila Heen is a Founder of Triad Consulting Group, a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and co-author of Thanks for the Feedback and Difficult Conversations:

Sheila has spent the last twenty years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice.  In addition to working with corporate executive teams, she has provided training for the Singapore Supreme Court, the Obama White House, and theologians struggling with disagreement over the nature of truth and God.

Sheila has appeared on shows as diverse as Oprah, NPR’s Diane Rehms Show, Fox News, and CNBC’s Power Lunch.  She’s a graduate of Occidental College and Harvard Law School.  She is schooled in negotiation daily by her three children.


5/29/2014  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Wisdom At Work

ChuckOden photo-croppedGUEST: CHUCK ODEN

Charles Oden is a former Naval submarine officer whose primary duty became running complex operations with ships, aircraft, Marines, landing craft, and SEALS.  Chuck did his PhD dissertation on the effect of wisdom upon employee job satisfaction, interpersonal trust and team cohesiveness.  He is now a business instructor at Saint Leo University.

5/14/2014  |  SHOW TOPIC:  The Human Workplace

Liz Ryan headshotGUEST: Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan is a former Fortune 500 Human Resources Senior VP and the world’s most widely-read career and workplace authority, with 30 million monthly readers via her columns for Forbes, Business Week, Kiplinger’s Finance, the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Yahoo!, and LinkedIn.

Liz is a commentator for FOX Business, NPR, CNN and BBC Radio who lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and five children. Liz is also a professional opera singer and draws the evocative Human Workplace images.

Liz is the CEO and Founder of Human Workplace, a publishing, coaching and consulting firm whose mission is to reinvent work for people.



August_Turak_Head_Shot_10.23.13GUEST: AUGUST TURAK

August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey since 1996. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. He shares those secrets in his first  book: Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity .

Combining vivid case studies from his 30-year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett alike are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them.


2/26/2014  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Hardwiring Happiness

RickHanson headshot-croppedGUEST: Dr. Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring HappinessBuddha’s BrainJust One Thing, and Mother Nurture.

Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. His work has also been featured on the BBC, NPR, CBC, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports HealthU.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. He has several audio programs and his free Just One Thing newsletter has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington PostPsychology Today, and other major websites.


2/6/2014  |  SHOW TOPIC:  where to find Your next job

Tracey Wilen photoGUEST: Tracey Wilen

Dr. Tracey Wilen is a  thought leader on the impact of technology on society, work and careers. She’s been a scholar at Stanford University and has held leadership positions at Apple, HP, and Cisco.  Dr. Wilen has authored 11 books, including the recently published Employed for Life , 21st Century Career Trends.

She has appeared on CNN, Fox and CBS news and in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.  She frequently contributes to The Huffington Post, the Examiner, and the Christian Science Monitor and is on radio shows across the US weekly as an expert guest. Tracey was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business.




Beth Buelow is known as The Introvert Entrepreneur to a growing tribe of thousands of followers and fans. As a certified professional coach and a skilled interviewer, writer, facilitator and speaker, she’s recognized as a thought leader in the area of life and leadership coaching for introverts.

Beth is on a mission to empower introverts to understand, own and leverage their natural strengths. She is certified by the International Coach Federation. a Living Your Vision® Licensed Facilitator, and is an active member of the Puget Sound Coaches Association. Beth has shared her message that “Success is an Inside Job!” with numerous organizations and corporations, including Boeing, Starbucks, Peterson Sullivan, Puget Sound Business Journal, eWomenNetworking, Ignite Seattle and the Puget Sound American Marketing Association.



ChristinePerich-headshotGUEST: CHRISTINE PERICH

 Christine Perich is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale. Perich is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business and for driving successful initiatives and business strategy in Finance, IT, Sales, Branding, Operations, Engineering and Supply Chain Management.

Last year she guided the company through a transition to a 100% employee-owned B Corp (public benefit corporation). She has been an integral part of New Belgium’s growth and success, helping to keep New Belgium’s business role-model status intact while growing the brand nationally.


 12/18/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Greening Your Workplace

SBCGUEST: Kevin Wilhelm

Kevin Wilhelm is the CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting, a Seattle-based firm offering practical and profitable solutions for helping firms successfully integrate sustainability. Kevin brings over 16 years of experience working with 75+ businesses ranging from Fortune 500 multinationals to small and medium size businesses. His firm’s clients include Nordstrom, REI, The North Face, Expeditors, Coinstar/Redbox, and

He is the author of two acclaimed books in this field including: Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability & Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy and the recently-published Making it Stick: The Blueprint for Successful Sustainability Implementation which just came out this past fall.






Elizabeth Bowman is a Seattle-based Productivity Consultant and the owner of Innovatively Organized. She provides productivity consulting and hands-on organizing for small and medium businesses. She helps her clients get more done in less time by streamlining their processes and systems. Elizabeth delivers innovative solutions for any organizational challenge, from paper piles and electronic clutter to time management and workflow issues.

Elizabeth also conducts training seminars for small and large groups and brings a fresh and unique perspective to creating innovative systems for organizing challenges.


10/30/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Hiring Smokers 


Dr. Michael Siegel is a professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has conducted research on tobacco science and policy issues for the past 27 years. Most of his research has focused on the health effects of smoking, secondhand smoke, youth smoking, and methods to reduce smoking initiation and enhance smoking cessation. He authors a popular tobacco policy blog entitled “The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary.”


 7/18/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  The Narcissism of Gen Y

1/29/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Millennials Overtake  Boomers

GUEST: Kim Arellano

For 20 years, Kim Arellano held leadership positions in for-profit and non-profit worlds, including a role as regional sales director for a Fortune 500 global telecommunications company. In 2008, she left the industry to start a thriving consulting business. Kim believes that listening and asking questions of not only the client, but the situation, allows the best opportunity to organize solutions to fit her client’s exact needs.


7/11/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Stupid Job Interviewer Tricks

AndreaBallard headshotGUEST: Andrea Ballard

Andrea Ballard helps individuals and companies put their best foot forward in the recruiting process. As the owner of Expecting Change, she provides job search coaching and interview preparation for job seekers. She also works with companies and helps design programs to recruit and retain talented individuals in a competitive marketplace.

Andrea is a certified life coach and certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute.


5/7/2013  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Emotions in the Workplace

BioPhoto.SEdinger.Color Rev120308GUEST: Scott Edinger

Scott K. Edinger is a consultant, author, speaker and executive coach who has worked with some of the most prominent organizations in the world including AT&T, Harvard Business Publishing, Bank of America, Lenovo, Gannett and The Los Angeles Times.

Scott is a co-author of The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate (McGraw-Hill 2009), and the Harvard Business Review article Making Yourself Indispensable, called by HBR a “classic in the making.” Scott has authored or co-authored dozens of other articles and white papers, has been a contributing author for The American Society for Training and Development Leadership Handbook, and is a blogger for the Harvard Business Review.


12/18/2012  |  SHOW TOPIC:  Chef’S Recipe for Leadership

Tom_Douglas_11-16-12GUEST: Tom Douglas

Tom Douglas is an American executive chef, restaurateur, author, and radio talk show host.

Owner of more than a dozen of Seattle’s finest restaurants, including Etta’s, The Dahlia Lounge, and Palace Kitchen, Tom is author of four books, the most recent being the  Dahlia Bakery Cookbook (recently #1 on and hosts a weekly radio show, Seattle Kitchen.

Tom’s appearance on The Boss Show is a result of having recently been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as Seattle area Executive of the Year.


10/16/2012  |  SHOW TOPIC: “I Love My Job!” 

GUEST: Rachel Belle

Recently awarded the title of “Seattle’s Favorite FM Radio Personality,” Rachel Belle is a reporter and contributor on The Ron &Don Show on KIRO Radio, Seattle’s highest-rated program.

Rachel Belle’s “Ring My Belle” segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show at 4:37pm and 6:37pm. You can also hear “Ring My Belle Weekends” Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 1pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.


10/9/2012  |  SHOW TOPIC: World Famous and the “C” Word

GUESTS: Alan Nay & Tony Fulgham

World Famous is a boutique creative film/video production shop in Seattle, WA. Creative Directors Tony Fulgham (right) and Alan Nay (with over 25 years of experience between them) wrote the company’s original business plan on a cocktail napkin, which ceremoniously hangs in the office today (as far as you know).

Both Seattle Metropolitan and the Puget Sound Business Journal have named World Famous one of Seattle’s “Best Places to Work.” The company has also been featured in publications ranging from the Seattle Times to Huffington Post for their Assignments work, a “be creative for creativity’s sake” monthly company task.


9/25/2012  |  SHOW TOPIC: The No-Vacation Nation

GUEST: Halley Bock

As President and CEO of Fierce, Inc., Halley Bock is at the forefront of the leadership development and training industry. A popular and engaging public speaker, Halley speaks with leaders across the globe. She has keynoted at events such as the National Business Growth Summit and to organizations including Microsoft, MICA Knightsbridge, and Institute of Management Consultants.
     A prolific writer, Halley has a monthly column in Seattle Business Magazine, contributes regularly to various publications including Training Magazine and Chief Learning Officer, and is sought out as an industry resource for media outlets including Forbes.


9/8/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: The Happiest Places to Work

Tableau Software - VP of HRGUEST: Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson is the Vice President of Human Resources at Tableau Software. Brett has more than 15 years of experience in the Internet and software industries and is currently responsible for human resources, recruiting and facilities at Tableau.
Prior to joining Tableau, he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Online, which included brands such as FTD, NetZero, Juno,,, and He has been heavily involved in creating corporate culture and values of a number of high profile technology companies. Brett has a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Utah State University and is a member of the University of Washington Foster School of Business Employee Advisory Board.


9/4/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: Workplace Bullying

GUEST: Gary Namie

Gary Namie is an author, consultant, researcher, and founder of the Workplace Bullying movement. Gary is Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute, the Healthy Workplace Campaign to enact state laws, and Work Doctor®, originator of the consulting specialty.

With his wife Dr. Ruth Namie, he wrote the popular books, The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels & Snakes from Killing Your Organization (Wiley, 2011) and The Bully At Work (Sourcebooks, 2009).


8/14/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: More Socializing = More Productivity

GUEST: Ben Waber

Ben Waber is President and CEO of Sociometric Solutions, a management consulting firm that uses social-sensing technology to understand and improve organizations.  He is also a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, and he was previously a senior researcher at Harvard Business School.

Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design.  His upcoming book Social Sense will be released in early 2013.


7/31/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

GUEST: Stacey Epstein

Stacey Epstein is VP of Marketing at ServiceMax, a leading SaaS start-up. Previously she was VP of Global Marketing Communications at SuccessFactors, where she was instrumental in the company’s successful IPO. Stacey is a frequent online contributor to inc. magazine.

Her articles include “Fending Off the Creeps: How to Avoid Sexual Harassment,” and “5 Reasons to Hire More Moms.” She can be found on twitter at @staceyepstein

7/3/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: The Beauty Effect

GUEST: Piper Lauri Salogga

Piper Lauri Salogga is the owner and founder of Piper Lauri Salogga Interiors and Living Sensual TV.  A curator of beauty and connection, Piper uses her talents as a writer, speaker and designer to serve as a catalyst for empowering the lives of others.

Her residential and commercial work has been featured in a variety of publications throughout the Northwest including: Sunset Magazine, Alaska Airline’s Magazine, The Seattle Times Pacific Magazine, The Seattle PI, Journal Newspapers and more.  She has been a featured guest on KIRO 7 Mornings with Kaci, and interviewed for numerous radio programs on sustainable, feng shui design. She’s looking forward to completing her book Living from the Heart late this year.


7/12/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: Minding Your P’s and Q’s

GUEST: Arden Clise

Arden Clise is a business etiquette consultant, trainer, speaker and columnist. An expert in the field of business etiquette, Arden’s business etiquette column is a regular feature in the Puget Sound Business Journal. She has been quoted in several local and national publications, and has been a featured guest on TV and radio shows, including a regular weekly etiquette segment on radio station KSER 90.7


4/23/2011 | SHOW TOPIC: Happiness and Productivity

GUEST: Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone is an international sales trainer, motivational speaker and NY Times best selling author.  As executive producer and star of the National Geographic Channel’s “Turnaround King,” Grant is a regular contributor on such shows as Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, and CNN.

Since 2008 Grant has written four bestselling books to inspire those who want to achieve more success: Sell or Be Sold – How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life (2012) The Closer’s Survival Guide – Stop Selling, Start Closing (2009) If You’re Not First, You’re Last – Sales Strategies to Dominate your Market and Beat your Competition (2010) The 10X Rule – The Only Difference Between Success and Failure (2011)


2/24/2012 | SHOW TOPIC: So You Hate Your Co-Worker?

GUEST: Dr. Rick Kirschner

Co-author of 8 books, including Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring out the Best in People at Their Worst and the recently published How to Click With People.   A keynoter, a coach, a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows.  Dr. Kirschner has consulted with clients ranging from Starbucks to NASA to Heineken.  One night on MSNBC, Keith Olbermann named him the 2nd Best Person in the World. VISIT WEBSITE »