The Podcast

QUEST & CALLING

ADVERSITY & TRIUMPH

LEADERSHIP & LEGACY

The Podcast

 The Making Magnificence Project® with Sarah Levitt

Often it is by hearing someone else’s journey that we find the possibility of taking our own.

Brand new episodes coming soon!

CURRENT EPISODES

February 14, 2020

Serial CEO

GLEN TULLMAN | CEO,  Transcarent
(At the time of the interview, Glen was Executive Chairman of Livongo)

Glen and I sit down for a 5 Year Retrospective Interview where he talks about what it takes to scale, succeed, and lead, how his passion for changing the world is his fuel, and that starting over, no matter one’s success, is still scary.

February 5, 2021

RISK & REWARD

MATT RHODES-KROPF | Managing Partner, Tectonic Ventures & Professor, MIT Sloan

During this conversation, Matt talks about evaluating risk and entrepreneurship, living a life that’s true to oneself, and how his own career path has been anything but a straight line.  He also shares his observation on the one quality that is common among the best leaders he knows.  Hint: It may not be what you think.

March 12, 2021

History is Our Teacher

BRAD WILSON | CEO Emeritus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

A student of history since boyhood, Brad shares his requisites for leading through crisis during this 5 Year Retrospective Interview.  He also talks about developing an inner circle of advisors, what leaders should look for in those whom they seek for guidance, the two historical figures that he thinks leaders could most learn from, and how leaders must remain learners to succeed in business today.

April 16, 2021

Hurricane Leadership

PETER GWALTNEY | CEO, North Carolina Bankers Association

In this conversation, Peter explores the connection between an organization’s culture and its business results, what his role is as CEO in shaping that culture, and how curiosity is a central and guiding tenet of his leadership.  He also shares a poignant and harrowing story of leading through a devastating hurricane as a first time CEO and how it marked him forever. 

May 13, 2021

Authentic and Moral Leadership

DANA BORN | Brigadier General, USAF, Retired & Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Authentic leadership acts as a stabilizer during uncertainty to help us stay on course, Dana says during this 5 Year Retrospective Interview, where she talks about how today’s times of crisis require it more than ever.  She also discusses the dark night of the soul in leadership and how she found her way through when navigating her own.

May 31, 2021

The Shape of the Quest

BEN FOUNTAIN | Writer

In this 5+ Year Retrospective Interview, Ben reflects on the gifts of early and prolonged failure, what it takes to show up at the blank page without fear, and how he now seeks out and embraces uncertainty as the path forward through success.  A special treat. 

August 6, 2021

Innovate or Die

DOUG SATZMAN | CEO, XpresSpa Group

In this conversation, Doug shares what it’s like to be faced with the imperative of “innovate or die,” how time is a bigger risk than information when pivoting, and that no matter the challenge, the field always has the answers executives are seeking.  He also shares a very personal story about a trip to Rwanda that changed his trajectory as a human being and leader.

Don't Miss an Episode.

Sign up here for notes from Sarah each week and notification of new episodes.