Real Leaders

Meet the Team

Real Leaders has sponsored hundreds of impact-oriented events, and now, offers membership in a monthly interactive community of purpose-driven leaders. The Real Leaders Impact Collaborative and Meet The Real Leaders monthly gatherings both provide the opportunity for leaders to connect and collaborate for greater impact.
FOUNDER
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Mark is an active impact investor, advocate for gender-balanced leadership, and has founded several leadership networks promoting business as a force for good. He also founded SVN, a global commercial real estate firm, and served as CEO for 22 years. He is based in the USVI.

 

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CEO

Julie is a seasoned leader in the global impact movement and passionate about inspiring leaders (of any age) to be a force for positive change. With 25 years of media experience, from ad agencies, nonprofits and fortune 500 companies, she has helped global companies define their purpose and design purpose-driven strategies.

 

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FOUNDING EDITOR

Grant has 25 years of media and publishing experience behind him and has launched new titles for clients in South Africa, UK and the US. He has developed communication and media strategies for top brands, including Laureus and the Parliament of South Africa. He is also a best-selling author.

 

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GENERAL MANAGER

Heather built her career in NYC’s vibrant media industry with a variety of marketing roles in major print media, before being elevated to CMO, North America for Guardian News & Media. She discovered her passion for building purpose-driven brands and brings the belief that “business can be a force for good” to her role as GM of Real Leaders.
 

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL OPERATIONS

Kevin Edwards is the Director of Digital Operations and Host of the Real Leaders Podcast a Top 100 Podcast for both US and Canada Business News.  Since 2015 he’s conducted more than 500+ interviews with top leaders to help listeners keep it real with themselves, their families, and their careers.

 

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DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

An alumnus of Montana State University, Leah has more than a dozen years of sales and marketing experience. She has worked in several billion-dollar industries, including a Fortune 100 company. She is a published children’s book author and an environmental ambassador.

 

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DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

As a graduate from the University of Arizona, Eller School of Business, Noah’s background is in marketing and management of social media. At Real Leaders he brings inspiring stories to life, via digital media, and elevates audience engagement and expansion.

 

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CONTENT ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR

A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, Madelyn’s background is in advertising and multimedia art. She believes creative storytelling unites people from all walks of life and brings light to essential issues. A creative wizard, she knows her way around a design file, paint brush, and camera.

 

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VIDEO PRODUCER

Currently serving as producer and video editor for Real Leaders, Tucker prides himself on telling meaningful stories through works of cinematic visual production. Working as a freelance videographer and photographer since 2012, Tucker is majoring in Arts, Media, and Entertainment communications at the University of Arizona.
 

COPY EDITOR

Carla helps guide and support the Real Leaders publishing activities in content strategy as well as marketing and advertising opportunities. Carla has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and B2B publishing and is an award-winning writer and editor.

 

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ADVISORY BOARD

CEO of commercial real estate company SVN International. The company has been named one of the Most Innovative Brokerage Firms in North America and named in Inc. Magazine’s list of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Kevin is committed to building gender equality into the core of his business.

 

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Linda is founder of LeadHERship Global — an organization that enhances the leadership blueprint of unstoppable women around the world, helping them embrace their power to be the best version of themselves - in work and life. Imagine if you could overhear confidential, unfiltered conversations between the world’s most influential and inspirational women? 

 

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Kwame has creative agency experience at Sid Lee, Anomaly, Saatchi & Saatchi, TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Y&RVML on global brands including Procter & Gamble, Apple, Nike, Facebook, Spotify, Adidas, Uniqlo, Stella Artois, Captain Morgan, American Express, General Mills, Renaissance Hotels and Toyota.

 

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As the creator of S.H.E. Summit & the Whole-Life Leadership Method, Claudia's mission is to advance your highest, whole-life leadership potential and unlock the extraordinary leader in you for your wellbeing, family, career, workplace and community. 
 

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John Denniston is a Co-Founder and the Executive Chair of Shared-X, an
agriculture impact company that has lifted smallholder incomes up to 5x and soil carbon concentration
3.5x through regenerative agriculture.
Previously, John was a Senior Partner at the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
Byers. Before that, John was a Managing Director and the Head of Technology Investment Banking for
the Western U.S. for Salomon Smith Barney. John began his career with a California-based law firm.

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Parneet Pal is a Harvard- and Columbia-trained physician working at the intersection of lifestyle medicine, technology and behavior change. An educator and science communicator, she applies her subject matter expertise to optimize human health and its impact on business leadership and planetary wellbeing.

 

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Business as usual is how we got here. Jim is unapologetic about using his knowledge and network to prove what’s possible when we prioritize the business of us. By demanding that values be the center of his value chain, his teams can be fearless about doing what’s right—a critical requirement in today’s environment.

 

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Having spent 18 years in digital innovation and strategy, Joanna is certain the data, talent, and technology already exists to solve the world's biggest problems; including our climate crisis. She thrives on building momentum, making things happen and unleashing potential; whether that's the potential of teams in how they work together, or of digital products in serving their users and the greater good.

 

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Peter Cherukuri is the co-founder and COO of Data Protocol, an education platform for developers focused on data management and privacy protection. Much of his career has focused on connecting the mission of newsrooms with revenue and technology innovation in senior executive roles at major media companies such as Cheddar, POLITICO, Huffington Post and the Economist Group.
 

INTERN

Ramona Stanley is a media studies and film student at the University of San Francisco. She is currently working as an intern at Real Leaders as part of a summer internship program. She also edits videos for Real Leaders social media pages.

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