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Season Two Finale: Leading Large (Sharon Richmond)

  • Episode #32

In the Season Two finale, guest host Ari Iny interviews Sharon to discover more of her background and her perspectives on many of the topics the show has covered. After that, Sharon reflects on Season Two and shares her key takeaways.

Welcome to To Lead Is Human. This show helps listeners envision how they can uplevel their leadership and shape cultures of accountability, respect, and candor.

Ari Iny is the Director of Growth at Mirasee and serves as a business coach in the company’s flagship ACES program.

“Culture isn’t ping-pong tables and free meals, although some people like those a lot. Culture is how we work together when no one’s looking, when no one’s telling us.”

Sharon Richmond

Ari Iny started at Mirasee in 2014 as the company’s Facebook ad coordinator. Since then, he has grown through working numerous roles in the organization, including head of human resources, mastermind facilitator, and partner liaison. Today, he is Mirasee’s Director of Growth, serves as a business coach in the company’s flagship ACES program, and is the co-host of Mirasee FM’s podcast Course Lab.

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:
Sharon’s LinkedIn:
Stanford University’s Deborah Gruenfeld on power and disinhibition:

Host: Sharon Richmond
Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Assembled by: Melissa Deal
Audio Editor: Marvin del Rosario
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music credits:
Track Title: Escaping Light
Artist: Aaron Sprinkle
Writer: Aaron Sprinkle

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

Special effects credits:
24990513_birds-chirping_by_promission used with permission of the author and under license by AudioJungle/Envato Market.

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Episode transcript: Season Two Finale: Leading Large (Sharon Richmond) coming soon.


To Lead Is Human

Every business leader has a huge impact on their organization. In this podcast, Sharon Richmond interviews successful leaders who have turned personal growth into tangible business outcomes. They discuss overcoming challenges, lessons learned and what helps them make a positive impact in their organization. Sharon offers insight and advice to help listeners envision how they can supercharge their own leadership by blending the art and science of leading with intention.