Episode Archive

25 episodes of Dream Big with Big Dreamers since the first episode, which aired on October 8th, 2020.

  • Episode 2: Compassionate Leadership: Insights from HR Executive Marlo Ricketts Green

    June 26th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  15 mins 13 secs
    authenticity, career growth, coaching, executive insights, hr executive, human resources, leadership, marlo ricketts green, mentoring, professional development, workplace behavior

    In this episode of 'Dream Big with Big Dreamers,' host Donna Serdula is joined by Marlo Ricketts Green, an HR executive with over 20 years of experience. Marlo shares her inspiring journey from marketing to HR, highlighting the importance of authenticity, trust, and continuous learning. She discusses her evolution as a leader, her passion for coaching and mentoring, and offers valuable advice for aspiring professionals. Tune in for Marlo’s expert insights and empowering stories.

  • Recruiter Secrets Revealed: A Conversation with Rich Deakmann

    June 23rd, 2024  |  Season 2  |  35 mins 53 secs
    business, careers, development, headhunter, job search, job seeker, jobsearch, leadership, professional, recruiter, recruitment

    Meet Rich Diekmann, an experienced recruiter and founder of MDSI Management Decision Systems, Inc. Rich offers practical advice for job seekers, including how to prepare for interviews, follow-up etiquette, and the significance of a professional photo and detailed accomplishments on LinkedIn. The episode serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to understand the recruiting process and effectively engage with recruiters.

  • Diversity Unboxed: A Human Approach to Hiring with Tia Kleckner and LinkTech

    May 18th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  15 mins 54 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    In the latest episode of DREAM BIG With Big Dreamers, Donna Serdula interviews Tia Kleckner, co-founder of LinkTech, about their innovative approach to talent acquisition. LinkTech focuses on cognitive diversity, delving into candidates' unique stories and perspectives beyond traditional diversity metrics. Tia shares her inspiring personal background and how it shaped her views on diversity and inclusion. The episode highlights the importance of human connection in recruiting, offering practical advice for job seekers to stand out by celebrating their individuality. LinkTech's Diversity Unboxed initiative aims to create better matches between candidates and companies, fostering inclusive and dynamic workplaces.

  • Opportunity Champion, Lynn Miller: A Journey of Transformation

    May 18th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 50 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Lynn shares her journey from an opera singer to a co-author of the book 'Lead from Within' and the founder of a unique approach empowering people to tenfold their expertise. The dialogue delves into the concept of being an 'Opportunity Champion,' highlighting the distinctions between hard work, talent, and the true essence of championing opportunities for growth and success.

  • Interview with Gloria Milner

    September 23rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  17 mins 49 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Gloria Milner's 60-year journey and how her husband, a holocaust survivor, empowered her to pivot and survive. She now helps others find balance during turbulent times.

  • Interview with Dara Connolly

    September 10th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 43 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Positive. Transformational. Confidence. TEDx speaker and confidence expert Dara Connolly joins me to share her success story of inspiring women to trust in themselves and speak up.

  • Interview with Shelly Morales

    September 3rd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  25 mins 17 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Shelly has worked as the head of HR at several companies and offers insight on the current job market and "the great resignation."

  • Interview with Co-Founders of The Co-Co

    August 6th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 5 secs
    business, careers, development, entrepreneurs, leadership, networking, professional, women

    The Co-Co, located in Summit, NJ right outside of NYC, is a collaborative co-learning and co-working community for women where you can work, learn and have fun. I interviewed the three founders of the collaborative to learn about their vision, how they got there and how the pandemic changed and enhanced the way they do business.

  • Interview with Brenda Abdilla

    July 30th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  22 mins 2 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Brenda Abdilla is an enthusiastic go-getter. Her entrepreneurial spirit pushed her career to new heights as she realized her passion as a career and leadership coach.

  • Interview with Susan Guthrie: Embracing Change

    July 9th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  31 mins 20 secs
    business, careers, change, development, law, leadership, professional
  • Interview with The Real Estate Marketing Dude: Be You Because Nobody Else Can

    July 2nd, 2021  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 43 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, marketing, professional, real estate

    Mike Cuevas talks about how he started his career as a real estate agent, and then made the biggest transition of his life- with a wife and young kids- to move and become the entrepreneur he is today.

  • Interview with Lee Houghton: 3 Lessons Learned

    June 11th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 25 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Lee Houghton tells the 3 lessons he's learned from loss and business ownership

  • Interview with Lamar Tyler-The Gatekeepers are Gone

    June 4th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 6 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Using his motto "The Gatekeepers Are Gone," Lamar has leveraged social media to move his online brands from small personal blogs to an international brand with over 650,000 social media fans and 55 thousand plus customers in all 50 states and 43 countries around the world. Listen as he talks about how he built his business and his brand.

  • Interview with Clark Payan- Something for Everyone

    May 28th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  27 mins 29 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Careers in insurance, there's something for everyone.

  • Interview with David Marchi- Dreaming in Color

    May 25th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 37 secs
    art, artist, business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Dreaming in Color with artist David Marchi

  • Interview with Wendy King: A Colorful Career, Leading with Your Heart, Not a Map

    March 24th, 2021  |  Season 1  |  33 mins 37 secs
    business, careers, development, leadership, professional

    Wendy King is Executive Director/CEO of the International Order of the Golden Rule, and an Executive Director at Raybourn Group International. She has taken a rather colorful career path over the past 35 years. Along the way, she has had to become an expert in fields such as the police and fire service, the roller skating industry, and even the funeral profession. Listen as she explains how she led with her heart and not just a map.