Status Go - Exploring UncertaintyStatus Go – Episode 94

Business is filled with peaks and valleys. For many of us, the year 2020 has been a deep, deep valley. The year has been filled with challenges, the year has been filled with uncertainty. The future is uncertain, but it feels like the future ahead of us is more uncertain than ever. In this episode, we are going to explore that uncertainty. Who better to help guide us than someone who takes leaders into the face of that uncertainty intentionally. Matt Walker is a professional mountain climber who has scaled the largest peaks on earth and now uses that experience to help leaders overcome challenges in their professional and personal lives by adventuring in the world’s most difficult environments.

Matt leads us through an adventure of mountain tops, the secrets of self-care, and how to lead when faced with uncertainty. This is an episode you will not want to miss!  

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go "What's Next? | Leadership & Career CoachingStatus Go – Episode 93

One of the most valuable things I did in my career was to hire an executive coach. Careers are complicated. Many times we are caught up in the currents and could use some guidance for finding the way forward. If you have read my book Amplify Your Job Search, you know I recommend hiring a coach multiple times. It is a career amplifier (see how I did that?)! 

Enter Brad Finkeldei, president of Career Confidence. Brad is a recovering IT professional turned career coach. Not surprising, his focus is on the IT pro. In our conversation, we discuss the importance of clarity, something important to any professional regardless of their industry. As we dig deeper, he talks about the most common roadblocks to career success: fear and false narratives. If you are stagnated in your career, you will want to listen to this episode! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go "What's Next? ! Reimagining Work" Now what? What’s next? Where do we go from here? If you have not asked those questions yourself this year, you’ve been asked those questions…dozens of times. As a technology leader, do you have answers? Have you taken the time to reimagine your world of work? Work was changing long before the events of this year, they merely accelerated. Today’s guest has been reimagining work for over ten years as the CEO of Formstack. Chris Byers and Formstack have changed the way work gets done.

Chris and I tackle some of the tough questions imposed upon leaders by the shelter-in-place, remote work necessities brought about by the COVID pandemic. Through the Formstack story, Chris talks about the challenges, lessons learned, and solutions they worked through over the last eight years. We discuss the differences between in-office collaboration and virtual collaboration, communication issues, and launching new initiatives. 

If you are in the process of reimagining work in our new reality you won’t want to miss this episode. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status GoStatus Go – Episode 89

Otto Sanchez is back on Status Go. When Otto and I met to discuss this episode, we got on the topic of Kari’s Law and the life and death risks some companies may be taking with their phone systems. We thought that was so important, we created an entire episode out of it. If you have not listened to it, you should! Listen to it here: Kari’s Law

In this episode, we dig into the customer experience and the importance of collaboration and collaboration tools is to CX. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of customer experience and the impact that has on customer retention and customer spend. Far from a technology conversation, we do talk about the collaboration stack and the role each layer plays in fostering communication, internally and externally. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - Race in TechStatus Go – Episode 88

Guest, Dwyane Carter’s, passion is transformation. Transformation of government Medicaid related agencies. His background in marketing, technical architecture, and consulting provides Dwayne with a skillset uniquely qualified to address the change needed to transform these agencies. 

The biggest hurdle he has to face is fear, fear of change, fear of job loss. The employees he guides are also members of some of the communities hardest hit by the pandemic and the racial tensions of 2020. This makes working through this fear even harder. Dwayne builds trust to help him navigate the challenges. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - The Shifting Healthcare ModelStatus Go – Episode 87

Being a CIO in healthcare, in Seattle, meant being at the epicenter of the first breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic. For Curt Kwak, CIO of Proliance Surgeons, this meant ensuring his team provided the best support possible in the face of uncertainly in the community around them. He and his team quickly moved to a hybrid model of work-from-home, in-office support, and accelerating into telemedicine. 

Curt takes us through his team’s journey, the challenges they faced, the successes they had, and yes, somethings he would do differently. Throughout 2020 Curt and his team have maintained positive attitudes, knowing they are serving their community through their individual talents. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - Kari's LawStatus Go – Episode 86

It is not often CIOs are faced with life or death decisions. However, decisions about something as benign as your phone system can have life-threatening impacts. In 2013, Kari Hunt was being attacked by her estranged husband. Her daughter tried to call 911 four times, not knowing she had to dial 9 to get an outside line at the hotel where they were staying. This led to federal legislation known as Kari’s Law requiring phone systems to be configured to eliminate the need to dial 9 before dialing 911. 

Whether you are a CIO, CEO, COO, or an employee, does the phone system you use at the office require dialing 9? Do you know for sure? You may be in violation of federal law and it may cost someone their life. 

Listen to this episode of Status Go with Otto Sanchez, director of professional services – collaboration at InterVision to learn the details of this requirement and Ray Baum’s Act which requires detailed location information to be embedded in your caller id record. Otto provides insights into this problem, what can be done to alleviate it, and what actions you should take today! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go "Proactive Leadership" with Steve JohnsStatus Go – Episode 86

2020 has been a year of chaos…to say the least. A global pandemic, rising racial tensions, economic devastation, and more. Leaders have been challenged unlike never before. Steve Johns is leading his organization through this quagmire. Steve is the CEO of OneCause, a fundraising platform for non-profits. 

Steve takes us on the journey of 2020, the problems they were facing, the decisions he and his leadership team made, and the resulting future they have built. The organization is stronger, more united, and positioned to grow. Listen to one of the greatest leadership stories of 2020 (and maybe of our times)!  

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go: Race in Tech | Culture ChangeStatus Go – Episode 84

In this episode of Status Go, we continue our series Race in Tech. In this series, our focus is on amplifying the voices of our black colleagues, learning how to create inclusive environments, and taking action against systemic racism in tech. My guest on this episode is Dr. Natoshia Anderson, a self-described recovering mechanical engineer who now focuses her time on education in STEM. She is the host of STEMming in Stilletos (GREAT name for a podcast!). 

We discuss a lot of topics, but we focus on the intersection of being black, being female, and being a mother. Dr. Anderson shares deeply about the heaviness in her heart and soul in light of, yet another incident of violence against a black man by police. She talks candidly about sending her son out into the world with fear…every day. 

Give it a listen and while you are at it, check out STEMming in Stilletos! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go - “Race in Tech | Reducing Isolation” with Cynthia BillopsStatus Go – Episode 82

Cynthia Billops is the director of programs for the organization /dev/color. /dev/color is an organization whose mission is to provide black software engineers the support they need to grow into industry leaders. Cynthia is passionate about that mission. Her passion comes through loud and clear as we talk about the organization. 

I came away with two powerful insights into the heart of being a black engineer in tech. I am not going to tell you what those two takeaways are, I want you to listen to the episode and tell me your takeaways!. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/