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

The Purpose Economy and The Science of Purpose & Fulfilment at Work with Aaron Hurst |Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 20, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Aaron Hurst, Co-founder, CEO of Imperative, the peer coaching platform, Founder of the Taproot Foundation, and the author of The Purpose Economy. Aaron Hur…

The 5 Core Essentials for Leading Through Uncertain Times with Rebel Leadership author Larry Robertson | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Jan. 18, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Larry Robertson, innovation advisor, founder of Lighthouse Consulting, and author of three award-winning books, including his most recent, Rebel Leadership…

Secrets Of Navy SEAL Performance and Attributes as Drivers of Optimal Human Performance with Ex-Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney |Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 13, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Rich Diviney, author of The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL commander with 20+ years of experienc…

Building a Brighter Future for the Building Blocks of Society with Generation Hope Founder & CEO Nicole Lynn Lewis | Greater Washington DC DMV Changemaker

Jan. 11, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder and chief executive officer of Generation Hope. This non-profit organization provides holistic assistance to young families. Nic…

You Have More Influence Than You Think and The Science of Influence with Dr. Vanessa Bohns | Partnering Leadership Global Thought Leader

Jan. 6, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli speaks with Professor Vanessa Bohns. Dr. Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist, an award-winning researcher and teacher, and a professor of organizational behavior at…

The Power of Subtraction: How You Can Do More With Less by Starting a Stop Doing List | Mahan Tavakoli Partnering Leadership Insight

Jan. 4, 2022

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli shares an unlikely goal-setting strategy for your team in the year 2022, subtracting goals instead of adding more. In addition, Mahan shares insights from Leidy Klotz'…

About the Host

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.