Episode 7: Leadership in Sports, with Oscar Aparicio

Oscar Aparicio has leveraged his rich experience as an educator in the technology and enterprise SaaS space to drive software adoption. When not helping services departments scale, he enjoys watching an inordinate amount of football. What you’ll learn about in this episode: Eric Thurston’s lifelong love for the Denver Broncos Oscar Aparicio on the 49ers […]

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Episode 6: The Invisible Industry: Association Management and Trends in The Global Exhibition and Events Industry, with David DuBois

David DuBois is the President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE). As IAEE’s leader, DuBois is responsible for the management of 23 full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fundraising efforts, advocating for […]

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Episode 5: Strengthening Teams Through Experiential Leadership, with Jay Irwin

After a fruitful and successful 23-year career in the computer software industry, a near-death experience inspired Jay Irwin to transform his life and make a difference in the world. An adventurous soul who’s determined to inspire through wilderness experiences, Jay’s transition from the computer software industry to experiential leadership development didn’t happen overnight. While working […]

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Episode 4: Big Data That Changes Lives: Digital Strategy for Nonprofits, with Amanda Myers

A recognized leader in developing and launching innovative, online programs Amanda Myers brings 20 years of experience to her role as Director of Product Growth with Austin-based Personify. Her broad background includes developing highly engaging national campaigns, online tools and loyalty initiatives for household brands including Land’s End, Cars.com, Enfamil, Marvel and Samsung. The last […]

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Episode 2: Leadership in the Fintech Industry, with Amy Porter

Amy Porter founded AffiniPay in 2005 and now serves at the company’s Executive Chairman. In this role, Amy steers the direction of the team and has led the company to 12 consecutive years of profitability. Her knowledge and experience in the payment industry have helped her build a dynamic, talented, and client-focused team dedicated to […]

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Episode 0: Welcome to the Planet Leadership Podcast, with host Eric Thurston

Eric Thurston has enabled many of the world’s leading organizations to leverage technology solutions to drive business performance. At Personify, he led the company through a founder transition, a major product rewrite and has transformed the organization into the market leader of constituent management and engagement solutions. In 2018, he led Personify’s acquisition of events […]

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