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Dov & Elma Levy – Partners in Life and Work

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If you are aspiring entrepreneur, growth-focused founder, family business owners, and government and technology professional, you will value the Levys’ business and personal success stories, with guidance on how to manage a marriage and business simultaneously, creating boundaries with a home office, and showing mutual respect in the boardroom.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with Elma and Dov Levy, authors of the book Partners in Life and Work, candid advice on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, while interweaving the world of tech start-ups, the American immigrant experience, and the realities of running a business with your life partner.

About The Guest:

Elma Levy is an entrepreneur, investor, leadership coach, and public speaker. Ms. Levy is co-founder and principal (with her husband Dov) of The Eldov Group, LLC, a boutique investment and startup advisory in the Washington, D.C. area. As an advisor to entrepreneurs, Ms. Levy provides advice on corporate governance, financial management, and tactical planning.

In 2000, Ms. Levy became the co-founder of Dovel Technologies, a company that builds and supports I.T. systems for the federal government. Over the next 18 years, she served as chief executive officer, and later as chair of the board, overseeing corporate governance and managing the company’s infrastructure development and growth through its 2019 acquisition.

Ms. Levy is a credentialed leadership, wellness and life skills coach, and founder of Coach To Strength LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Ms. Levy completed George Mason University’s Leadership Coaching for Organizational Wellness program, Harvard Extension’s Leadership Coaching Strategies program through its Division of Continuing Education, and the Life Skills Coaching program through the Life Coach Institute.

Ms. Levy is actively involved in Washington, D.C., and Maryland community business, academic, and non-profit organizations. She is a member of the national advisory council for George Washington University’s School of Engineering (GW SEAS), and the advisory committee for the GWU SEAS Center for Women in Engineering.

She is a business mentor and professional development workshop presenter for the D.C. chapter of SCORE, and Chair of the Board of directors for Montgomery Hospice in Maryland. Before becoming an entrepreneur and business owner, Ms. Levy was a family nurse practitioner. She practiced healthcare and case management in the U.S., Israel, and the Netherlands.

Ms. Levy earned a BSN at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and MSN and FNP certification at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Levy and her husband Dov have two children, Mark and Karyn, and in 2020 they became first-time grandparents to Karyn’s daughter, Isabelle Marie. Born in the Netherlands, Ms. Levy relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1982 and is a U.S. citizen. Ms. Levy and her husband reside in Bethesda with their golden retriever named Rosie.

Dov Levy is an entrepreneur, investor, and leading expert in large-scale, mission-critical I.T. solutions. Mr. Levy is the co-founder of Dovel Technologies, a government I.T. contracting company, and currently serves as its chief technologist.

With his wife and co-founder, Elma Levy, Mr. Levy, who sold the company to PE in 2019, has been the technical catalyst for Dovel Technologies’ growth and innovation. He is a dynamic leader at the forefront of technological innovations.

Over the past three decades, Mr. Levy has served in technology leadership positions for the U.S. government’s most significant mission-critical projects, such as the EDGAR system for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Defense Travel System (DTS) for the Department of Defense (DoD). Mr. Levy is co-founder and principal (with his wife Elma) of The Eldov Group, LLC, a boutique investment and startup advisory in the Washington, D.C., area.

Also, Mr. Levy is a senior advisor for, managing a large-scale implementation of cloud computing, event sourcing, machine learning, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. In 2018, the George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) inducted the Levys into the G.W. Engineering Hall of Fame for their sustained contributions as entrepreneurs, government consultants, and technology innovators.

Born in Israel, Mr. Levy is a U.S. citizen. Mr. Levy earned a bachelor’s degree in geodetic science from Tel Aviv University and relocated to Washington, D.C., to complete a master’s degree in computer science from George Washington

Mary Axelsen – Change Leadership

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On this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to WeMaax Consulting Founder & CEO Mary Axelsen about CARE Change Framework and the work that WeMaax Consulting does in the Change Leadership arena.

From coaching circles to one-on-one leadership development programs on this episode we will discuss how organizations and leaders can bring their leadership team to the next level and how WeMaax helps leaders overcome many of the self-created impediments to change.

About The Guest:

Mary Axelsen is the Founder & CEO of WeMaax Consulting and a former global HR Executive with a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. She comes with 20 years of experience consulting with and coaching global leaders and employees in all areas of HR.

She has partnered with leaders to implement transformative change in a wide range of industries and functions across the globe including Fortune 500, public, private, and nonprofit organizations; industries include Biotechnology, Financial Services, Insurance, Retail, Healthcare Functions: IT, Supply Chain, Procurement, Sales, Marketing, Benefits, Operations, R&D She holds certifications in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion from Bentley University, Change Styles Indicator from MHS Assessments, 360 assessments from TeamTelligent, and Essential Facilitation from Interaction Associates.

Her areas of specialty are organizational design, organizational and culture change, talent strategies, diversity, equity, and inclusion (emphasis on gender equity), and coaching. She is also an Olympia Leader Advisor with Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute and sits on the Governance Board for The Dempsey Center. She enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

TJ Winick – Reputation Capital

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A longtime broadcast journalist, ABC News correspondent, and business communication strategist shows how you can craft an honest and authentic response to any scandal, rather than try to deny it, and ultimately bolster your brand.

In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with T.J. Winick, SVP at Issues Management Group his new book , Reputation Capital: Navigate and Protect Your Greatest Asset, how using transparency, honesty, authenticity, and empathy is key to protecting your brand.

About The Guest:

As the leader of the crisis practice at Issues Management Group, T.J. is regularly relied upon for his counsel on many delicate and high-profile issues including those involving litigation support, industrial accidents, DEI, executive misconduct, Title IX, and leadership transitions.

This work is performed on behalf of publicly traded companies, small businesses, prestigious nonprofits, independent schools, colleges, and universities. T.J. is the author of Reputation Capital: How to Navigate Crises and Protect Your Greatest Asset, published by Berrett-Koehler in 2022.

In addition, his insights have been featured in Forbes, PRWeek, PR News, PRNewser, andO’Dwyer’s. He has presented at the annual meeting of NAICU (the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities), the annual meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), before the Boston Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association.

Prior to the firm, T.J. was a correspondent for ABC News. During his five-and-a-half years at the network, he reported across platformsincludingNewsOne, Nightline, World News and Good Morning America. Before ABC News he was a reporter and anchor at WBZ-TV in Boston.

John Robertson – Leadership Tools in Crisis

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While companies would prefer to operate “crisis free,” such a goal is usually unobtainable.

The crisis could be small—a difficult employee who takes up significant time and energy and appears uncoachable—or a larger crisis—supply chain issues, recalls, active shooter situations.

The question, however, that should be asked is whether managers in the organization have the skills and resources to decrease crises before they occur (in addition to respond fully and efficiently when they do occur).

In this episode of HR Power Hour join host Tawny Alvarez while she discusses these issues and the tools that we can provide to managers to help them be more effective in crisis with John Robertson, workforce wellness expert and culture alignment specialist of FORTLOGServices, Inc.

About The Guest:

John Robertson is the Founder and President of FORTLOG Services. John built his services with a focus on an encouragement-based approach, resolving root causes as opposed to treating crisis and transition in the workplace symptomatically, as is often the practice.

A trusted thinking partner with 30+ years of assisting individuals and organizations manage all forms of crisis/change, John leverages a values-anchored ethos as a leadership development specialist, helping organizations and individuals to define the new norm and thrive. Over the years, John has gained extensive and diverse experiences working with Indigenous peoples [First Nations], first responders, small-medium businesses, non-profits, churches, communities, municipalities, educational, health care, families, and EAPs.

John’s qualifications include Conversational IQ™, psychological health and safety advisor, ICF coach, Resilient Leadership, crisis intervention instructor, numerous psychometric tools, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified grief counsellor, and a Masters and Bachelors degrees