Lisa Richards – Resilience Finding Hope

Our guest  Lisa Richards talks about Resilience and finding Hope. Lisa shares stories of loss and courage to give comfort to those who mourn.   May those who have loved and lost be comforted.  We all suffer loss and experience grief in different ways.  Life happens as we lose people through death.  Covid-19 has snatched people […]

Keeping Momentum In an Ever Changing Environment

In this episode, ” Keeping Momentum In an Ever Changing Environment”, Andy Martin – an enterprise client partner for Franklin Covey Europe, builds on his thoughts on Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times. Andy encourages us to show up as our best self every day to set up a winnable and compellable game. A habit of […]

After Tony Died

After Tony died – TesseLeads was birthed.  He left a pathway to encourage, support and build up others. My relationship with my brother was special. I was privileged to have him as a friend, a coach, a mentor and a role model.  Tony was passionate about how we treat others.   He crafted a place of […]

Our Tony is dead

Our Tony is dead but his inspiration, energy and leadership lives on. Tony Akpeki, my beloved brother was a visionary, easily the face of love, gentleness and care. . He believed that if there was a vision, a will, connection, empathy and commitment everything is possible. He gave people a sense of power with kindness, […]

Achieving Results In Unpredictable Times

Achieving results in unpredictable times means having an effective leader like Andy Martin, enterprise client partner for Franklin Covey Europe. Andy sees potential in someone so clearly that the person sees the potential in themselves. The requirement is for individuals to be willing to engage and be open to change. Environments will change. “The principle of […]

Carol Weisman-Onboarding Practices and Boards

Carol Weisman, president of Board Builders gives tips about Onboarding practices, strategies, techniques and tools that enable boards to be effective, efficient and better able to meet their mission. Given that Carol has served on 40 Boards and has been president of 9, she knows a thing or two about what boards need. Carol heralds […]

Debra Allcock Tyler – It’s A Battle on the Board

Debra Allcock Tyler talks about her new book ” It’s a Battle On the Board: The No Fibbing Guide for Trustees “. Tesse and Paula ask Debra about understanding the trustee role, working with fellow trustees, working with the CEO, dealing with information and finance, the psychology of decision-making, managing risk and handling crisis. Debra […]

A Tribute to Maggie Johnson

Tesse Akpeki pays tribute to Maggie Johnson- a gentle, kind, compassionate leader who passed recently after a brave battle with cancer. In this special episode, co host Paula Okonneh asks Tesse to share with listeners  who Maggie was and how she lived life so that they are able to see Maggie in the eyes of Tesse. […]

Tesse Talks with Laura Gates

Tesse Akpeki and co host Paula Okonneh talk with Laura Gates about Leading with Purpose, Collective Genius in teams, finding our zone of genius, and leading through chaos and crisis. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO HEAR MORE

Tesse Talks Launches

Tesse Akpeki and co host Paula Okonneh talk about what inspired them to create a podcast that encourages leaders, board members and management to take action in today’s world . Click the picture above to see the podcast player.