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Presenting To Lead Is Human

  • Episode #64

Melinda introduces To Lead Is Human, a new podcast in the Mirasee FM podcast network. In this bonus episode, host Sharon Richmond and her guest Matthew Louchheim discuss why vulnerability is a characteristic of strength and courage that builds trust and invites collaboration.

Just Between Coaches host Melinda Cohan welcomes To Lead Is Human. This new show, hosted by executive business coach Sharon Richmond, helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

“Integrity is something that has always been of great value to my family, and leadership always begins with integrity.”

Matthew Louchheim

Matthew Louchheim is the president of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc., a 100 year-old washroom accessory, toilet partition and child-seating company.  Matt represents the fourth-generation of family leadership and has assumed roles in sales, marketing, corporate development, manufacturing and operations. Prior to joining Bobrick, Matt worked at the Boston Consulting Group and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  Outside of work, Matt serves as a Governor of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and as a Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, where he chairs its Next Stage Grants Committee.  He also is a member of the Young Presidents Organization’s Los Angeles chapter.  Matt received his bachelor’s degree in history at Yale University and his M.B.A. at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

For more than 30 years, Sharon Richmond has partnered with C-level executives from mid-size and small, fast-growing companies who want to up-level their leadership and build companies they are proud of. Clients accelerate their leadership by embracing mindset and behavior changes, building self-awareness and self-management skills, and focusing on the three things all leaders must ensure: focus, energy and delivery.

Sharon’s purpose as an executive coach is to help leaders 10X their impact by leveraging the power afforded by their roles to build organizations that are forces for good, both economically and socially. She also advises CEOs on shaping organization culture and leading change.

Sharon has taught leadership at Stanford GSB, where she now helps leaders increase influence, manage conflict, and prepare to build high-performing teams.

To see a list of Sharon’s clients, please visit

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Sharon’s website
Matthew’s website
Matthew’s LinkedIn

Host – Sharon Richmond
Guest – Matthew Louchheim
Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music and SFX credits: 
Track Title: Escaping Light
Artist(s): Aaron Sprinkle
Writer(s): Aaron Sprinkle

Track Title: Bright Future
Artist(s): Be Still The Earth
Writer: Marshall Usinger


Just Between Coaches

This show is like Oprah’s couch, where conversations cut straight to the heart of the topic, but... it’s only for coaches! Melinda Cohan of the Coaches Console explores the tough questions coaches face on a regular basis. With a new guest host each episode, Melinda provides tactical advice and strategies to address issues like “How do I deal with price resistance?” and “Should I fire my client?”