Partnering Leadership

Learn from the leadership journey of Greater Washington DC region changemakers and global thought leaders so you can align better with your purpose, grow professionally with meaning, and have a greater impact. Each week Mahan Tavakoli sits down for an intimate conversation with diverse leaders to learn from their leadership journeys so we can all improve, grow, and have a greater impact.

Recent Episodes

How to Become a Referrable brand, Access Anyone and Build Meaningful Connections with Michael Roderick | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

May 12, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Michael Roderick, founder, and C.E.O. of Small Pond Enterprises and host of the Access to Anyone Podcast. Michael Roderick shares practices and frameworks …

A Life-Long Commitment to the Girl Scouts and Giving Back to the Community with Diane Tipton, CEO Self Storage Zone | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

May 10, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Diane Tipton, Chief Executive Officer and President at Self Storage Zone and Board Member at the Girl Scouts of the USA. Diane shares her humble beginnings…

How to Activate Your Brand Purpose and Transform Your Organization by Harnessing the Power of Movements with Chip Walker | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

May 5, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Chip Walker, head of Strategy at StrawberryFrog Movement, Brand Business and Cultural Strategist, and co-author of Activate Brand Purpose: How to Harness t…

Lead with Kindness, the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

May 3, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares his perspectives and research about the need for kindness and how it can impact teams and organizations. Mahan also highlighted effective ways of showing kindne…

Building a Thriving Organization by Helping Clients Implement OKRs, Achieve Better Alignment and Strategy Execution with Workboard CEO Deidre Paknad | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

April 28, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Deidre Paknad, co-founder and CEO of WorkBoard and founder of Results Foundry. Deidre Paknad shared her journey leading to her success as the founder of th…

Leading Economic Development to Provide Greater Opportunities to Underserved Entrepreneurs with Washington Area Community Investment Fund CEO Harold Pettigrew | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

April 26, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Harold Pettigrew, CEO at Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif), Presidential Appointee at the CDFI Fund, and an Aspen Finance Fellow. First, Ha…

About the Host

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Mahan Tavakoli

Mahan Tavakoli is a highly accomplished executive with a multi-faceted background in US and global operations management leading a consulting practice focused on organizational leadership. Mahan has significant experience working with top executives from across the globe. The industries and size of the clients he works with vary, however, the needs are similar. The organizations have great leadership, believe in the untapped potential of their people, and want to get the winning edge as they align the entire organization towards more effectively achieving their purpose. Mahan is also a published author, co-author, and contributor to industry leading publications. Currently, Mahan serves as Board Chair of Leadership Greater Washington and has helped lead the board and and the organization through a pivot to greater relevance, purpose, and impact through crisis.