1. Interview with Ed Offterdinger Michael D. Levitt 24:43

Ed Offterdinger is a former CEO and Managing Partner who served in senior leadership roles for 25 years and is now a leadership coach, strategic advisor and author. He is passionate about helping CEOs, executives and leadership teams shift their mindsets, perspectives and practices to do what’s best for their people, their business and society.

Ed is the co-author of a book with Catherine Allen titled, ‘‘Conscious, Capable, and Ready to Contribute: A Fable-How Employee Development can become the Highest Form of Social Contribution.” He and Allen are also the Co-Founders of AO People Partners, a leadership development and people strategies firm, where Ed also serves as Chairman. In addition, Ed is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Conscious Capitalism®, which he has helped grow into the movement’s largest U.S. chapter. He is also a Special Advisor to K&A, an executive search firm.

Ed successfully built his own career in consulting and public accounting by heavily investing in leadership and professional development for himself and others in the companies he led. He has long focused on helping others develop their professional and personal skills and believes that great companies thrive because they grow leaders at every level.

A purpose-driven, trusted confidant and thinking partner with a calm and supportive demeanor, wealth of experience, deep reservoir of practical, boardroom knowledge and strong connections to C-suites, Ed’s work is rooted in data and inspired by stories. He advises organizations and leaders on a wide range of professional development matters and short and long-term strategic business planning.

Away from work, Ed is inspired by and involved with several philanthropic causes focused on cancer research, education, and people with disabilities. A successful amateur golfer who captained the golf team while at the University of Virginia, Ed has competed at the local and national level since being introduced to the game by his parents at the age of seven.

He credits his mother and grandmother for his love of reading and writing fiction. He also finds inspiration in music. And while his tastes are fairly wide ranging, he is drawn to the music of his youth. When asked to describe his favorite music, he will frequently respond by sharing two important memories: a chance encounter with Jerry Garcia in 1978 and the opportunity to introduce Jackson Browne on stage at the 2010 Leukemia Ball.

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-offterdinger/

Book:  https://amzn.to/3FDiwbP


Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.