This podcast is an extension of my book, “The Business Caring Formula: Building a New Leadership Lifestyle,” which serves as a call to action for young and seasoned leaders around the world to embark on a path of caring to success that begins at home, then flows through organizations, the largest social network, for positive social impact.

My vision is to motivate and empower our listeners globally with stories that have heart and passion, representing The Business Caring Formula that commits leaders to step into their leadership roles with Genuine and Responsible Care. 

 Podcast With Vivienne Ming, NYC, May 16,2018 

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and New York Times best-selling author who has focused on peace in Africa for over thirty years. He is the Founding Director of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. He is also the Co-Founder with George Clooney of The Sentry, a new investigative initiative chasing the assets of war criminals and their international facilitators. John has worked for the Clinton White House, the State Department, two members of Congress, the National Intelligence Council, UNICEF, Human Rights Watch, the International Crisis Group, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.  He has been a big brother in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for over 30 years to a number of boys, as well as a youth counselor and basketball coach. 
John is the author or co-author of ten books.  His latest book, Unlikely Brothers, is a dual memoir co-authored with his first little brother in the Big Brother program. His previous two books were co-authored with Don Cheadle: Not On Our Watch, a New York Times bestseller and NAACP non-fiction book of the year, and The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes. He is also beginning a book project on the Congo, in collaboration with actor Ryan Gosling. 
John also serves as Executive Director of Not On Our Watch, founded by Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney. 
John appears in the Warner Brothers’ motion picture “The Good Lie,” starring Reese Witherspoon. He is a primary subject of the book by Jane Bussman, “A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil.” 

John Pendergast

NY Times best selling author & human rights activist

Dr. Vivienne Ming was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech by Inc. Magazine, she is a theoretical neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and author. She co-founded Socos Labs, her fifth company, an independent think tank exploring the future of human potential. Dr. Ming launched Socos Labs to combine her varied work with that of other creative experts and expand their impact on global policy issues, both inside companies and throughout our communities. Previously, Vivienne was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, pursuing her research in cognitive neuroprosthetics. In her free time, Vivienne has invented AI systems to help treat her diabetic son, predict manic episodes in bipolar sufferers weeks in advance, and reunited orphan refugees with extended family members. She sits on boards of numerous companies and nonprofits including StartOut, The Palm Center, Cornerstone Capital, Platypus Institute, Shiftgig, Zoic Capital, and SmartStones. Dr. Ming also speaks frequently on her AI-driven research into inclusion and gender in business. For relaxation, she is a wife and mother of two.

Vivienne Ming

INC magazine named vivienne top 10 women to watch in tech

Suzanne is a certified, award-winning and internationally-recognized crisis management consultant, speaker and author, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters for over twenty years. She was recently named 2016’s ‘Continuity & Resilience Consultant of the Year – North America’ by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and had the honor of being a guest speaker at The White House during FEMA’s 2016 Individual & Community Preparedness Awards.

Suzanne Bernier

Internationally recognized crisis management consultant

Michelle believes humanity is key to solving the world’s challenges.  This can be achieved with empathy, innovation, & co-creation in collaboration with the machines who will soon outperform us, cognitively, but never compete with our wisdom.  Thus, she founded MindEQuity.ca, a social purpose enterprise serving organizations committed to humane innovation and holistic transformation, applying the tools and principles of MIT’s Theory U.

Previous experience comprises twenty years in management and transformation consulting in USA, Germany, and former Soviet Union countries, based out of Moscow for 15 years, included equity partner roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young.  In Canada, Michelle transitioned to innovation through New Product Development certification and leading Stage-Gate International’s Canadian consulting practice.

The pivot towards social purpose work began at World View Adoption Association and continued as Managing Director of GrantBook, a Benefit Corporation catalyzing high impact philanthropy, where I continue to serve on the board.  Current nonprofit board roles also include the Peel Art Museum & Archives (Ontario) and amazing.community (New York) serving women in the future of work.


Michelle Moore

Founder of MiNDEQUITY

Bill is the Founder and President of a non-profit, H.E.A.R.T. 9/11, another avenue for the W.T.C. recovery workers to heal through helping others. The Mission of H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 is to alleviate the suffering of individuals and communities coping with disasters and mass trauma. Most recently Bill and a group of twenty highly trained H.E.A.R.T. 9/11 members responded to Haiti to provide emergency medical treatment to the earthquake victims and establish logistical and security systems to other relief groups.  Lt. Keegan co-authored with Bart Davis the book “Closure- the Untold Story of Ground Zero”, published by Touchstone/Simon and Schuster. Bill was featured in a Parade Magazine cover story, is a N.Y. Times op-ed contributor, and has spoken at Georgetown, Rutgers, and Stony Brook University. Bill Keegan recently accepted an invitation to sit on the Project Rebirth Board of Directors.

A highly decorated Lieutenant in the Special Operations Division (S.O.D) and a 20 year veteran of the Port Authority Police Department, Bill Keegan was Night Operations Commander of the WTC Rescue/Recovery Teams, and awarded the highest medal for the WTC 9/11 assault. His other awards include the 1993 WTC Bombing Medal of Valor for his rescue of school children trapped in a stalled elevator; the Hanratty Medal of Valor, over fifty police duty medals and is certified at the 400 level of the Incident Command System. Lt. Keegan is also a member of the N.Y.P.D. and New Jersey Honor Legions.

Bill Keegan

Founder & President of non-profit H.e.a.r.t. 9/11

Scott Sandschafer is Novartis CIO and Head of NBS IT in Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. He was appointed as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chrysler Group LLC in December 2009. In this position, he was responsible for all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of Chrysler Group business units located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. He served as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler Asian Network (CAN), in addition to playing a leading role with the Chrysler Group Global Diversity Council. Sandschafer joined Chrysler Group from CNH America LLC, where he gained extensive experience in information and communication technology, most recently serving as Head of Information Systems – SAP Core Program, Sales, Marketing and eBusiness. Prior to that Scoot worked at Accenture, leading numerous global information and communication technology programs with broad global reach. Sandschafer is an automobile enthusiast and loves to spend his free time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996).  

Scott A. Sandschafer

Novartis CIO and Head of NBS IT

Steven Melnik is Amazon’s #1 best-selling author in multiple categories; international keynote speaker, spokesperson and influence marketer; distinguished professor, attorney, CPA, U.S. financial industry’s standards setter and a former advisor to the United States Treasury Department’s subgroup on financial crimes; a president of a national bar association; served as a chairman of continuing education programs for attorneys, tax and financial professionals. He is a personal and professional success coach, and a host of Steven Melnik Happiness Amplified program where he engages with current and former heads of states, royalties, executives of major enterprises and other thought leaders.
Serve as an advisor to various government entities, represents interests of VVIP individuals, business and non-profit organizations worldwide, and has been appointed as a Global Honorary Ambassador-at-large of the Free Republic of Liberland.

Founder of Counterintuitive Intelligence Approaches (CIA) System™ and related worldwide events. Made numerous appearances in practically every major U.S. news network, including NBC, CBS, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Steven V. Melnik

Leadership and Workplace Mindfulness Amplified, Founder

Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter is a German entrepreneur, economic advisor, and commentator. He is best known as the chairman of Horasis and founder of the Horasis Global Meeting, as well as a former director of the World Economic Forum.

Currently Frank is the Chairman of Horasis. He has served in that role since he founded the organization in 2005 – building it into today’s global platform for cooperation between emerging and developed markets. Horasis hosts the yearly Horasis Global Meeting as well as the Horasis India Meeting, Horasis China Meeting and the Horasis Asia Meeting. Frank is actively engaged with top businesses, and political and intellectual leaders around the world. He advises governments and private sector organizations on issues such as globalization, trade, and sustainable development.

Frank is frequent public speaker on BRICS economy (for our listeners: BRICS is the acronym coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). He is a scholar and author of 37 books and numerous articles on global strategy and Asian business.

His writings appeared in the financial and regional press, such as The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Straits Times and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed by several publications and appeared on CNN, BBC, CNBC, CCTV (China Central Television) as well as the Voice of America.

Dr. Frank Jürgen Richter

Entrepreneur, economic advisor, author and commentator

Sidney Minassian is the Founder of ImpactLadder – a global people development company on a mission to help people become their extraordinary.

For the past 20 years, Sidney has been an entrepreneur, speaker and coach. His ventures and engagements have given him the opportunity to live and work in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

As Founder & CEO, Sidney has raised private and venture capital, hired and developed teams, launched new products, designed go-to-market strategies and made direct and channel sales. His most recent venture, Contexti was acquired by Versent, Australia’s fastest growing technology company.

Additionally Sidney has been a keynote speaker and has interviewed hundreds of leaders and practitioners on his ShowInnovation YouTube series and on his SalesNative podcast.

Sidney Minassian

Entrepreneur, Speaker and coach

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